Android, Companies, Google, iOS, Mobile, Operating Systems, Smartphones, , Tablets

Google Plus Just Took A More Fashionable Turn


Google just released information about the pending Google Plus update. The popular, but not the highest popular social media network out there, just got better. The reasons are several: there is a new design, a completely revamped way of how you use Google Plus and quite an interesting selection of features coming up. For many, Google Plus has been and is an unwanted child of the social media world – but in all true fairness, it does bring a whole lot to the table, that most of us haven’t really utilized or understood well enough. Google has been talking with their users, all in order


Companies, Internet of Things (IoT)

Pandora scoops up Rdio technology and employees for $75M


Pandora today announced an agreement to acquire several key assets from Rdio, a pioneer in streaming music technology. This will accelerate the company’s plan to offer fans greater control over the music they love, strengthening Pandora’s position as the definitive source of music. With thanks to some restrictions, Pandora is not available in all parts of the world. “Whether streaming through radio, on-demand or in-person at live events, Pandora is building the definitive source for fans to discover and celebrate music,” said Brian McAndrews, chief executive officer at Pandora. “Wherever and however fans want to hear music, we intend to be their go-to destination.” In


Internet of Things (IoT), Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Huawei’s IoT OS is 10KB


Huawei hopes its OS will be one of the building blocks for the IoT revolution.


2015, Analysis, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, VR World

3 Things That Didn’t Matter at CES 2015


While CES brings out the best of the consumer electronics space, it’s also plagued with things that the industry would very much like consumers to buy — but won’t likely resonate with them


Global Politics, Interviews, US

Intel’s David McCloskey Looks Ahead at 2015 and Back at 2014


VR World chats with Intel’s director of marketing and business operations for Asia Pacific and Japan about what’s in store for the coming year.


VR World

Intel’s Richard Dwyer Talks the Intel Embedded Advantage in the Internet of Things

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Without Intel’s embedded technology there would be no Internet of Things. VR World talks to Intel’s Rick Dwyer about the company’s advantage in IoT.


Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Software Programs, VR World

ARM Announces mbed Platform For IoT


ARM wants to make IoT easier and to create less friction in the develoment of IoT devices, so it has announced a new mbed IoT software device platform.


Business, Hardware, Software Programs, VR World

Hackaday Prize Offers Winner A Trip to Space

Hackaday Prize

There is a hardware contest being run by Hackaday that offers hardware hackers and makers to create something that is both open and connected. This device must be something that can enable others to use it for good and kind of create a cascade effect. A good example would be something like the Raspberry Pi, which has enabled tons of interesting usage applications and spurred tons of people to rethink how we use hardware. The awesome part about the Hackaday prize is that they are offering the winners of the contest to either take a trip out to space on the carrier of their choosing or


Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Imagination and Oracle Join Forces, Java Addresses the Internet of Things

Imagination Technologies

Oracle used the Imagination Summit 2014 in Santa Clara, California to announce their affiliation with Imagination Technologies of the UK. The collaboration is aimed at enhancing Java for embedded applications, including those used for the Internet of Things (IoT) and to optimize Java for the MIPS CPU architecture. The MIPS32 and MIPS64 systems will gain support through Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK) for developing, debugging, and monitoring Java applications. Developers can use Java in various applications including routers, wireless access points, residential gateways, networking equipment, and mobile devices. Krishna Yarlagadda, President of Imagination in North America, indicated that his company is extremely committed to growing the


Android, Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Woot Crashes the Price of Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch to $159.99

Generic_v700_Right_Black_2, an online discount website owned by Amazon just released its latest ‘deal of the day’. And what a deal it is, slashing the price of an Galaxy Gear Smartwatch by 46%, from $349.99 to mere $159.99. Is it enough to kick the sale volume up? Woot! now offers Galaxy Gear smartwatch for $159.99 As you can see on the screenshot above, you cannot order more than a single unit of the watch, but opening multiple accounts isn’t exactly a problematic thing to do. If you want to, of course. By all accounts, Galaxy Gear failed to land on the sweet spot of tens of