Holidays
Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s... more
Walmart’s US e-commerce sales up 43% in Q4, thanks to growing online grocery business  TechCrunch · 2 days
Walmart this morning posted strong holiday sales growth for its holiday quarter, with U.S. sales up 4.2 percent over the... more
Analyst: HomePod sees 45% growth for 2018 holiday quarter  9to5Mac · 2 days
Strategy Analytics is out today with a new report on smart speaker sales for the 2018 holiday quarter.... more
The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Bluetooth headphones are at a new low price  Windows Central · 2 days
Sounds good! The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 wireless noise-canceling headphones are down to $119.99 on Amazon. This is the lowest price we... more
Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce sales up 43% in Q4, thanks to growing online grocery business  TechCrunch · 3 days
Walmart this morning posted strong holiday sales growth for its holiday quarter, with U.S. sales up 4.2 percent over the... more
Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards  TechCrunch · 4 days
An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank... more
Never get stranded with 40% off Anker's Roav Jump Starter Pro  Windows Central · 7 days
The kind of thing you hope you never need. The Anker Roav 800A 8000mAh Jump Starter Pro is down to $59.99 at Best Buy as part... more
The Apple Watch Series 3 at $199 matches its best price yet  THE VERGE · 1 week
The Apple Watch Series 3 is $199 at Amazon (usually $279), matching the lowest price that we saw during the Black Friday shopping holiday.... more
Google's Planning a Cheaper Smartphone to Rival iPhone XR  MacRumors · 1 week
Google is planning to unveil a cheaper smartphone as part of an aggressive effort to draw more users... more
$4.1 million funding for heart research on Valentine's Day  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love and romance, but the holiday has also become an opportunity to promote heart health, a tradition that continues as Clemson University bioengineers... more
The Xbox One X with Fallout 76 is just $350 at Newegg  THE VERGE · 1 week
Microsoft’s Xbox One X bundle with Fallout 76 is discounted at several retailers, but the best price by a $50 margin is at Newegg... more
DJI is updating its geofencing system across Europe after Gatwick drone debacle  TechCrunch · 1 week
Following the pre-Christmas drone debacle in the UK — which plunged thousands of people into travel misery after repeated drone sightings closed the runway at... more
It isn’t just apps. China’s cinemas broke records during Lunar New Year  TechCrunch · 1 week
China celebrated Lunar New Year last week as hundreds of millions of people travelled to their hometowns. While many had longed to see their... more
NASA Says Ultima Thule Actually Looks Like A Pancake And A Walnut  NPR · 1 week
They had initially thought the object four billion miles from Earth looked like a snowman. The New Horizons spacecraft flew by it on New... more
Apple Watch helps woman discover supraventricular tachycardia heart condition  9to5Mac · 1 week
Another Apple Watch Series 4 user is grateful for the investment made over the holidays in the smart... more
3 Reasons You Might Hate Valentine's Day  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Valentine's Day may be one of the most polarizing holidays on the calendar. Here's why it's hated. more
Dell's Presidents Day sale has big deals on computers, keyboards, and more  Windows Central · 1 week
Celebrate the holidays. Be a part of Dell's Presidents Day Sale where you'll find discounts on just about everything in the Dell store, including... more
Indian Manned Mission to Space by 2022 — Before 75th Independence Day  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Union government has set a time-line for its manned mission to space. It proposes to demonstrate human spaceflight before the 75th anniversary of... more
New Images Confirm Ultima Thule's Highly Unusual, Flatter Shape  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
An evocative new image sequence from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft offers a departing view of the Kuiper Belt... more
New Horizons' evocative farewell glance at Ultima Thule  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An evocative new image sequence from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft offers a departing view of the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) nicknamed Ultima Thule—the target of its New Year's 2019 flyby and the... more
Reduce your heating bill with a discounted ecobee4 smart thermostat  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Get a thermostat that learns over time and saves you money. Smart thermostats are awesome and you really should have one in your home now that it's 2019.... more
Mobile roaming fees may return under no-deal Brexit, documents reveal  Sky News · 2 weeks
British holidaymakers in Europe could see mobile roaming charges return in the event of a no-deal Brexit, government documents suggest. more
GoPro turns its first profit since 2017, thanks to the Hero 7  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A very strong holiday season for GoPro’s newest Hero 7 lineup of cameras has helped the camera maker turn its first quarterly profit since... more
Google’s most powerful Pixelbook is $450 off  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Google’s most expensive Pixelbook configuration is currently being discounted by several hundred dollars on Amazon. Normally going for $1,649, this model with... more
EA shares plunge after ‘difficult’ holiday season  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Let's hope Anthem does better. Before Apex Legends launched on Monday, it really wasn't a great time to be an EA investor. It's no secret that Battlefield V failed to set the sales charts... more
Report: Smart speaker adoption in US reaches 66M units, with Amazon leading  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Smart speakers had a good holiday. Amazon already said its Echo Dot outsold all other items on its site this holiday season, which hinted... more
Report: Smart speaker adoption in U.S. reaches 66M units, with Amazon leading  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Smart speakers had a good holiday. Amazon already said its Echo Dot outsold all other items on its site this holiday season, which hinted... more
Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday... more
Power your smartphone with $9 off Anker's 10W wireless charging pad  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Works with any Qi-enabled smartphone. The Anker PowerWave 10W Wireless Charger is down to just $12.99 at Amazon. That's $9 off its usual price and a... more
Alphabet reports Q4 2018 income of $8.94 billion on $39.27 billion revenue  9to5Google · 2 weeks
Alphabet today announced its Q4 2018 earnings to wrap up the last fiscal year. Including the busy holiday season, Google and the other companies... more
Google expands Home Alone Again cinematic universe with Joe Pesci reaction video  9to5Google · 3 weeks
Last December, Google released a funny Christmas-themed ad called “Home Alone Again” that saw Macaulay Culkin reprising his role as Kevin McCallister. Featuring a... more
Alexa skills top 80,000 after a big Alexa-powered holiday season  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Amazon had a record-breaking holiday quarter, with revenue of $72.4 billion and profits of $3 billion, but it’s not making much money off its top-selling item, the Alexa-powered... more
Amazon Hits Record $3 Billion in Profit Off Strong Holiday Season  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Amazon closed 2018 with a record $3 billion in profit in the fourth quarter, running off the fuel of the holiday season to beat Wall Street... more
Amazon profit jumps while shares slip (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Amazon on Thursday reported its profit in the past quarter surged on strong holiday retail sales and its soaring cloud computing business. more
Amazon reports better than expected Q4, but lowers Q1 guidance  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Amazon had a heck of a holiday. The online retail giant posted Q4 earnings today, reporting $72.4 billion in revenue, topping last year’s $60.45 billion and besting the... more
Amazon profit jumps on strong holiday quarter  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Amazon on Thursday reported its profit in the past quarter leapt to $3 billion on strong holiday retail sales and its soaring cloud computing business. more
Get noise-cancelling and $10 off with Cowin's E7 Bluetooth headphones  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Get lost in the music. The Cowin E7 active noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones are down to $49.99 on Amazon thanks to a $10 off on-page coupon. These headphones regularly... more
Google Search has a ‘Superb Owl’ Easter Egg for the Big Game  9to5Google · 3 weeks
Easter Eggs are found all over Google’s products and often, they’re added for upcoming events. Ahead of the Big Game this weekend, Google Search... more
China's Bytedance Staff Say Bonuses Clipped by Slowdown, Competition  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Bytedance, which owns short-video platform Tik Tok, has cut back holiday bonus payments ahead of the Chinese New Year, according to employees. more
Nintendo posts $958M profit but cuts Switch target despite strong Christmas sales  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Nintendo has cut its ambitious annual Switch sales forecast despite enjoying a strong Christmas Q3 quarter. The Japanese games giant recorded a 104.21 billion JPY... more
Thai retailer Central puts $200 million into ride-hailing app Grab  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Thailand's biggest shopping mall owner, the Central Group, will pour $200 million into the Singapore ride-hailing and food delivery firm Grab, the companies said Thursday, as they look... more
Nintendo says nine-month profit up nearly 25%, lifted by strong titles  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nintendo said Thursday its net profit jumped nearly 25 percent for the nine months to December, riding out the crucial holiday season thanks to blockbuster game... more
Nintendo cuts Switch sales forecast despite strong holiday season  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Nintendo had the best quarter ever for Switch sales, with 9.41 million consoles moved between October and December,... more
Exercising regularly linked to better eating habits  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the latest evidence that it's worth sticking to your health-focused New Year's resolutions, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found that exercising regularly is linked to better eating habits. more
Apple Trailed Samsung in Holiday Quarter With an Estimated 68.4M iPhones Shipped  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Apple was the number two smartphone vendor in the world during the 2018 holiday quarter with an estimated 68.4 million iPhones shipped, according to... more
Tim Cook really wants you to upgrade your iPhone  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Apple CEO Tim Cook really wants you to upgrade your old iPhone. To make sure you know it,... more
The long road to Vostochny: Inside Russia’s newest launch facility  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Since construction began in 2007, the Vostochny Cosmodrome has been closed to Western journalists. But Dec.... more
18 Key Takeaways From Apple's First Earnings Call of 2019  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Apple yesterday reported its earnings results for the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year. Apple's... more
Strategy Analytics: Apple Shipped an Estimated 65.9 Million iPhones in Holiday Quarter  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Apple shipped an estimated 65.9 million iPhones during the first fiscal quarter of 2019 (aka the fourth calendar quarter of 2018) according to new... more
Apple says there are 1.4 billion active Apple devices   THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Apple announced its first-quarter earnings results today, and though the company reported that iPhone sales revenue fell 15... more
The key number to look out for when Apple drops its Q1 earnings report later today  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Apple, the company formerly known by its trillion-dollar market cap, will be reporting its holiday quarter... more
Three ways that big data reveals what you really like to watch, read and listen to  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Anyone who's watched "Bridget Jones's Diary" knows one of her New Year's resolutions is "Not go... more
Just how good are Tesla's Easter egg Atari emulations? - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
Norm and Jeremy from Tested run through most of the available games in a Model 3 and even have fun adapting controllers to work with the... more
Bill and Ted sequel is 'hilarious', says Steven Soderbergh - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The long-awaited Bill and Ted Face the Music could be released at Christmas. No way! more
Tech travel tips to keep you sane and your devices charged  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
The Christmas and New Year holidays are behind us, but China and a couple... more
Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K with the new Alexa Voice Remote is 20% off  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Alexa, find me a deal. Amazon is offering its Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new Alexa Voice Remote for $39.99.... more
Faraway space snowman is pitted and has bright 'collar'  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Latest photo shows faraway space snowman visited by NASA on New Year's Day is pitted all over more
New Horizons' newest and best-yet view of Ultima Thule  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The wonders – and mysteries – of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 continue to multiply as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft beams home new images of its New Year's Day 2019... more
Flash photography doesn't harm seahorses – but don't touch  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
We all enjoy watching animals, whether they're our own pets, birds in the garden, or elephants on a safari during our holidays. People take pictures during many of these wildlife encounters, but... more
ASU offers new way to understand diet and exercise in more holistic way  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Fitness goals are typically at the forefront of new year's resolutions for many Americans, and a recent study from ASU provides a... more
Inspiring people to make better lifestyle choices—through isotopes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fitness goals are typically at the forefront of new year's resolutions for many Americans, and a recent study from ASU provides a new way to understand diet and exercise in a more... more
The HyperX Cloud II is the ultimate gaming headset, and it's down to $70  Windows Central · 4 weeks
This is an easy buy if you want a comfortable headset for long gaming spells. The HyperX Cloud II 7.1... more
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Analyst: HomePod sees 45% growth for 2018 holiday quarter
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Google expands Home Alone Again cinematic universe with Joe Pesci reaction video
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Just how good are Tesla's Easter egg Atari emulations? - Roadshow
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