This Is the Smart Home of the Future

February 18, 2018

Don’t worry: Technology may come and go, but some things never change. In the not-so-distant future, cars will drive themselves and men may become obsolete (sorry, guys), but home will always be home. It’ll just be a heck of a lot smarter. Photographer: Evan Ortiz/Bloomberg Granted, some tech is better than other tech. No one needs a Wi-Fi-connected juice press that doesn’t actually juice anything. Gadgets that offer real utility—like a…

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How Huawei and ZTE could prove their phones aren’t spying on U.S. customers

February 16, 2018

Huawei can’t get any U.S. carriers to sell its phones instantly to patrons . Image: BRIDGET BENNETT/ MASHABLE Huawei, the second-largest phone maker in the world, must be free to do something rapid if it ever wants to gain a foothold in the U.S. and potentially grow the world’s largest telephone producer one day. The Chinese company can’t get U.S. carriers to sell its telephones. And now the heads of…

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Apple sold more iPhones in a week than Google did all of last year

February 14, 2018

Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL have the best smartphone cameras . Image: raymond wong/ mashable Google’s Pixel phones may be great telephones with best-in-class cameras, but they won’t be toppling Apple’s iPhones or Samsung’s Galaxy phones anytime soon. The company reportedly only shipped 3.9 million Pixel telephones in 2017, according to IDC research director Francisco Jeronimo. For Google, that’s not too shabby for a stranger — it’s twice the…

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Amazon wants to change Alexa’s mind

February 14, 2018

Image: Joby Sessions/ T3 Magazine via Getty Images Amazon wants to give Alexa a brand-new brain. The company is currently at work on a new processor for its Echo speakers that would stir Alexa faster and smarter, according to a brand-new report. SEE ALSO: Amazon lays off hundreds, drawn attention to Jeff Bezos’ places great importance on Alexa The move, reported by The Information, would be a significant switching for…

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This year’s new iPhones might not be as fast as they could be

February 6, 2018

Image: lance ulanoff/mashable Apple might finally ditch Qualcomm, the supplier of LTE modems in the iPhone, after getting locked into legal disputes over patent royalties last year. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims, according to MacRumors, that Intel might be the exclusive supplier of modems for all the new iPhones launching later this year. Why should you care? Because it could mean the new iPhones might have potentially slower data…

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Amazon Investments Pay Off With Rising Sales and Bigger Profit

February 4, 2018

Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos can take a victory lap. Years of investments in warehouses and robots and data centers and gadgets — that have often tested investor patience — paid off big for Amazon over the holidays. Shoppers threw their money at the e-commerce giant, giving the company its strongest fourth-quarter sales growth in eight years and its most-profitable quarter ever. The results on Thursday reassured investors…

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Elon Musk with flamethrower-in-hand is Hank Scorpio IRL

February 3, 2018

What could very well be Elon's latest plot to murder us.Image: the boring company Elon Musk has a cool new weapon for sale and TBH we should all be deeply, deeply concerned. On Saturday the tech genius (who may or may not be evil) posted photographs and video of The Boring Company’s brand new flamethrower, which is apparently now for sale to the general public, and can already be pre-ordered…

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Samsung’s big Galaxy S9 reveal is just a few weeks away

January 27, 2018

Samsung's Galaxy S8. It's successor, the S9, will have big camera updates if Samsung's teaser is any indication.Image: lili sams/mashable Samsung has finally revealed the date of the Galaxy S9 launch. The company just sent out invites to a Feb. 25 press event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy S9. SEE ALSO: If the rumors are true, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will not be…

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HTC U11 EYEs comes with a dual front camera

January 20, 2018

HTC U11 EYEsImage: HTC Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. After U11 and U11+, HTC has a new phone in its flagship line, the U11 EYEs.  This one, however, is more of a mid-ranger with a focus on selfie photography. With a 12-megapixel UltraPixel 3 camera on the back and dual…

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