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Tech News: Apple iPhone 11 announcement set for Sept. 10 in Cupertino, California

September 10, 2019.Mark the date. That's when Apple will announce the new iPhone 11 and related products. The event was confirmed today as email invites began making the rounds with press, bloggers and social media influencers.Beaming live from the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, the reveal will begin...
Amazon Echo leads smart speaker market with 76% share

Trendspotting: Amazon Echo still leads smart speaker market at 70% share, followed by Google Home at 25% (Report)

Amazon's early bet on Alexa and smart speakers and assistants continues to payoff.A new report today shows CEO Jeff Bezos and team with a still commanding lead in the smart speaker market. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reported smart speaker market share as of June 30, 2019 as follows:...

RED Hydrogen Two to have better camera — and let’s hope for Redcode too

Red Digital Camera's Hydrogen project is off to a shaky start. Hydrogen One, the first iteration of the smartphone, didn't exactly thrill reviewers.A lot of that had to do -- ironically -- with the camera. It wasn't very good.RED is known for its high-performance, high-end cinema cameras. They're used...
Trendspotting: Amazon Echo Dot dominates voice-activated digital assistant market

Amazon sets sights on Sonos, developing rival high-end audio speaker

AI-powered smart speakers are convenient. But, for the most part, they could sound much better.

Trendspotting: MacBook Pro 13-inch on sale for only $1,099

If you're shopping for a MacBook Pro now might be the time to strike.Amazon has the popular 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro on sale for only $1,099 (USD). That's a not insignificant $200 off the regular list price of $1,299.It's a deal to be sure, but not without...
2016 MacBook Pro - Is it worth the cost?

Apple Recall: Your 2015-2017 MacBook Pro may have an unsafe battery

UPDATE: Those who have recently sent in a MacBook Pro to replace a faulty butterfly keyboard probably already have the replacement battery per the below recall. Check your serial # (Apple Menu -> About This Mac) with link below to find out if it affected. If you own a MacBook...
Global Internet User Growth: Report and trends by Mary Meeker

Trendspotting: Internet user growth slows, smartphone shipments decline + other trends (Mary Meeker Report)

Global internet user growth is still growing, but slower than before. Per Bond Capital partner Mary Meeker, year-over-year growth slowed to +6% versus +7% the year earlier.In addition, another -- not so surprising headline -- is also the slowing of smartphone shipments. Android and iOS handsets both saw y/y...
Apple announcements watchOS WWDC 2019 San Jose

Apple watchOS 6 adds app store — I’m not so sure I like the idea

Unlike Google and the mess that is Wear OS, Apple has kept things simple with watchOS. A dedicated "app store" for the Apple Watch seems complicated... and unnecessary.
All-New Fire 7 Tablet (7" display, 16 GB, with Special Offers) - Black

Amazon releases “new” Fire 7 Tablet, starts at $49.99 and ships this summer

Amazon has updated the Fire 7, its budget-friendly, entry level tablet.With 16GB and special offers (ads), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) will reportedly start shipping the Fire 7 on June 6, 2019 for only $49.99.As the name implies Fire 7 features a 7" display (IPS 1024x600 @ 171ppi). In addition you...