Polk’s Alexa-enabled soundbar now supports multi-room music

Polk Audio today announced its Command Bar, an Alexa-enabled soundbar, will receive a software update adding Amazon‘s multi-room music (MRM) protocol....


The 2019 iPhone might not be so ugly after all

We’ve only just started 2019 but the rumor mill for this year’s iPhone is already churning at a comfortable pace. It was just last week that @OnLeaks ...


Twitter adds chronological timeline button to its Android app

You no longer need an iOS device to see your Twitter feed the right way. Twitter is rolling out its chronological timeline button on Android, giving y...


WordPress announces a toolkit to kickstart small to mid-sized newsrooms

WordPress, the open source CMS that powers nearly one-third of the web, is now looking to streamline newsrooms around the world. In 2019, we’ll see a ...


Apple has its own smart battery cases for iPhone XS and XR

Yes, the rumors and leaks were true -- Apple has a new battery case after a lengthy absence, and it appears to have learned a few lessons in the proce...


LG sale slashes OLED TV prices by up to $1,000

It's that special time of year for TV makers -- that is, the desperate scramble to sell TVs to Super Bowl viewers looking for an upgrade. And LG is de...


Hollywood’s making ‘Just Dance’ and DDR movies, but why?

Somewhere deep in the bowels of Skull Mountain, where Hollywood‘s evil studio bosses come up with all of the movies and TV shows Tinsel-town will prod...


5 lessons we forgot we learned from our year-long newsletter experiment

Last week was our beloved/behated daily newsletter‘s first birthday. We published an article looking back at the seven things we learned from Big Spam...


Vinyl made a surprise but welcome resurgence at CES

For a show all about the technology of tomorrow, CES sure had a lot of turntables – decidedly the technology of yesterday. If you ask the audiophiles,...


InfoWars has a platform again, thanks to a new Roku channel

Last year, amid heated criticism over the conspiracy theories it spread about events like the Parkland, Florida and Sandy Hook school shootings, InfoW...


Mercedes' connected A-Class sedan will start at $32,500

Ever since Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first A-Class destined for the US, there's been one question on would-be drivers' lips: just how accessible is t...


Excited and exhausted: The hours before the launch of 'Vane'

By the time our Skype call connects and Matt Smith says hello, it's already January 15th at the Friend & Foe offices in Tokyo. After nearly five y...


'Black Ops 4' battle royale is free for a week starting January 17th

Were you too busy playing Red Dead or Spider-Man over the holidays to give other games a look? Activision would like to talk. It's running a free, wee...


Kano to launch Star Wars programming kit later this year

Disney: if it can get stick a logo on something and then train an army of Chinese teenagers to manufacture it en-masse, it’ll do so. This has been to ...


Sony's mid-range A6400 mirrorless camera is ideal for vloggers

Sony has boosted its mid-range APS-C lineup with the launch of the 24-megapixel A6400 mirrorless camera. It looks much the same as its predecessor, th...


Gillette triggers Twitter’s right-wing elite with ‘toxic masculinity’ ad

Gillette, a company that sells razors, triggered a slew of right wing celebrities on social media yesterday with an advertisement featuring a new take...


Battery-free sensor tag gathers energy from radio frequencies

Sensors play a crucial role in the Internet of Things, but there's one glaring limitation: they need a battery or some other conspicuous power source ...


The real-life Pinkertons take issue with their inclusion in Red Dead Redemption 2

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Red Dead creator Rockstar Games, is duking it out in court with the Pinkerton Detective Agency — yes, they...


Production Quality Over Cost: What Really Generates Engaging Video Advertising

Perhaps the biggest lesson that marketers have learned in the last few years is that throwing money at marketing tactics doesn’t necessarily deliver ...


Michael Kors' Sofie 2.0 smartwatch is about more than just fashion

When Fossil's Michael Kors label unveiled the first Sofie smartwatch, it had eye-catching looks... and not much else. You can't say the same for the j...


The strange zen of the data diet

It’s said that moving — along with getting divorced, or contracting a life-threatening illness — is one of the most stressful events you’re likely to ...


Microsoft and Walgreens join forces to 'transform healthcare'

Microsoft and Walgreens announced today that they will be teaming up to help improve health care. The companies have entered into a seven-year agreeme...


The real Pinkertons aren't happy with 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

The Pinkertons loom large as virtual adversaries in Red Dead Redemption 2, but now they're involved in a very real legal tussle over the game. Pinkert...


Amazon's base Fire TV Stick now comes with its new Alexa remote

You don't have to sacrifice all the bells and whistles to get Amazon's entry-level Fire TV hardware. The internet giant is releasing an updated editio...


Anonymous Bitcoin miners are taking over the network

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is a now a little bit more decentralized, thanks to the waning influence of Bitmain and the return of the anon...


Aaron Sorkin says it's time for a 'Social Network' sequel

Aaron Sorkin is ready for a follow-up to his Facebook origin movie, The Social Network. And he's not the only one: the film's producer Scott Rudin has...


Video: 5 things we love about the new Macbook Air – and 4 we don’t

We’re huge fans of Apple laptops at TNW. Not only do most of us work on MacBooks many of us also have our own Apple laptops. I’m sorry to report that ...


VW and Ford may work together on EVs and autonomous vehicles

In the latest instance of major automakers teaming up, Volkswagen and Ford will work together on commercial vans and pickups, and they could start sel...


Orange Shirt Kid's mom is suing 'Fortnite' creators over dance

Epic Games is facing yet another lawsuit over the use of dance moves in Fortnite, although this one might not be so straightforward. The mom of Orange...


Netflix is raising prices across of all of its tiers

Netflix is raising prices across all of its streaming plans between 13 to 18 percent, marking its largest price hike to date. CNBC reports that the lo...


Facebook will spend $300 million to help local newsrooms

Facebook is investing $300 million into news partnerships over the next three years in a bid to boost local newsrooms. It's all part of its ongoing ef...


Nike's Adapt BB is an app-controlled, self-lacing basketball shoe

We knew they were coming, but Nike has officially introduced its first self-lacing basketball shoes, the Adapt BB. These new sneakers are designed to ...


Dankly, Anker announces two USB-C to Lightning Cables

Oh yeah, wrap a bandana round your head, hop on your hog, and roar off into the desert: Anker‘s planning on releasing two USB-C to Lightning cables. O...


How to land your first programming job with this $11 course

An overwhelming number of companies are or will be looking for qualified coders, but how do you prove you’ve got the know-how to do the job right?The ...


Alphabet's Loon forms advisory board to score internet balloon deals

Alphabet's Loon knows it needs to land carrier deals if it's going to turn internet balloons into a viable business, and that means tapping industry v...


All 4 cameras on the Samsung Galaxy A9 are disappointing

2018 was an interesting year for smartphones: we saw numerous brands try different approaches to making their products more compelling and diverse tha...


Here’s why the DRC cut off their internet in the run-up to the elections

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) cut off internet access in the run-up to elections during December 2018 — other telecommunicatio...


We’re throwing a New Year party and you’re invited!

Here at TNW, it’s become a tradition for us to throw a party to celebrate the new year. We drink great cocktails, dance, and mingle with people who lo...


Israel shipping giant opens its blockchain after successful trial

Israel‘s largest shipping firm is opening up its blockchain to all of its clients of specific trades following a successful trial. Shipping firm Zim t...


Boxy’s Mac app is like Gmail, but sexier

I started using a MacBook nearly 3 years ago and since then I’ve been hunting for a perfect desktop Gmail client. I’ve tried clients like Apple Mail a...


Long-serving cryptocurrency exchange forced offline, hackers blamed

One of the internet’s longest serving digital asset exchanges, Cryptopia, claims to have suffered a debilitating hack. After a full day of unscheduled...


How Do You Determine Which Partners Will Fuel Your Success?

Most leaders have been bombarded by the idea that business partnerships are vital to their success. Partners can extend a company’s reach, add new au...


Coway Airmega 400S HEPA Air Purifier-Wifi Model: Giving You Room to Breathe

The Coway Airmega 400S HEPA Air Purifier is the newest air purifier offered by a company that has an extensive range of water and air purifiers. Adde...


The Business Benefits of Visualizing Your Data

As your business accumulates more and more data, it becomes increasingly difficult to sift through the information for relevant insights. Even with a...


What B2B Companies Need to Implement Blockchain Solutions

Blockchain technology is bringing companies to a turning point in their business operations. With the rise of data sharing and connected devices, com...


Blockchain-Based Data Security Taking Over Key Industries

With cyber attacks continuously on the rise, key industries are now being forced to leverage new strategies and technologies to ensure that data and ...


How to Get into Tech Without a Tech Background

If you look at the greatest recent tech companies there are plenty of newcomers that aren’t even considered tech, let alone, high tech. Uber and Airb...


Reimagining the Employee Experience in an Age of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has entered our lives in an almost unnoticeable way. We’ve invited AI into our homes for convenience and the “coolness f...


A Deep Dive Inside Industrial IoT

From the manpower efforts to the digital technologies, Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way we interact with the world around us. This means ...


Security Teams Need to Be Prepared With an Incident Response Plan

Investors are more worried than ever about digital threats. Respondents to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2018 “Global Investor Survey” named cyberthreats t...


Can Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Alone Save $2 Trillion in Preventing Cybercrime?

It’s hard not to view cryptocurrencies as the architect of the downfall in internet security. Quantifiable digital assets are now more common than ev...


3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Could Boost the Success of Your Business

As the artificial intelligence field continues to grow, businesses across the country have found that techniques are coming out of the research lab a...


Increasing Business Credit the Safe and Smart Way

Competition is fierce for startups and with so many leading causes of startup failure (insufficient financing, poor planning, not enough marketing, l...


Is Your Chief Security Officer Prepared for M&A?

Very few data breaches have garnered as much attention recently as the Starwood/Marriott breach in which up to 500 million records may have been acce...


13 Major Vulnerabilities Discovered in the Popular IoT OS FreeRTOS

What you need to know to keep your IoT software secure. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been hailed as an integral ingredient of the 4th Industrial ...


Why IoT Has Consistently Fallen Short of Predictions

The term “internet of things” (IoT) was first mentioned in 1999, but it really started gaining traction in the early 2010s. Since then, big tech comp...


How to Build a Better Tech Talent Pipeline

With potential competitors in the tech space cropping up every second, it’s more important than ever to have the talent necessary to give your busine...


Why the Public Still Doesn’t Fully Trust Cloud Computing (and What We Can Do)

There are thousands of apps that rely on cloud computing to store important information and files from their customers, but the general public still ...


Air Travel is Far Safer Than You Think: Here’s Why

Very few people are afraid of traveling by car, while millions of Americans are afraid of flying. But would you be surprised to learn that air travel...


The Hidden Growth Area that Successful Companies Are Investing In

What would you guess is the world’s most in-demand field? Healthcare? Data science? Accounting? Believe it or not, it’s customer success. According t...


Daily Report: A Net Neutrality Setback for Facebook in India

In the United States, the social media giant has been an advocate of equal treatment of all Internet content. In India, regulators who share that beli...


Zenefits, in a Shake-Up, Appoints New C.E.O., Replacing Parker Conrad

Zenefits, a high-profile San Francisco start-up specializing in health insurance, replaces its co-founder and chief executive after questions about co...


For Some Cord Cutters, Streaming Super Bowl Was a Nonstarter

Users complained that a CBS Sports app cut out while they were trying to watch the big game.


Daily Report: Waiting for the F.C.C.’s Lawyer to Take Another Stand

The commission's high-profile general counsel has faced criticism that too many of his decisions have been based upon Democratic politics.


BlackBerry Lays Off 200, Pointing to Shift Away from Phones

The Canadian company's chief executive has said in the past that he wants to maintain the company's phone business. That is, if it is not a money lose...


Daily Report: As Tech Powers, China Is Rising, While Japan Declines

China's growing tech industry is inciting concern, while Japan's stalling tech industry is spurring deals.


Daily Report: The Mystery of Amazon’s Bookstores

How an offhand remark about Amazon opening new bookstores spawned a viral reaction and a backtracking.


Mall Executive Backtracks From Statement on Amazon Retail Stores

A day after saying that Amazon planned to open 300 to 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores, a shopping mall executive stepped back from his comments.


Daily Report: Yahoo’s Multipronged Turnaround Strategy

Yahoo is opening itself up to all options — spinoff, sale, a simplification of its operations — in its quest to right itself.


Daily Report: Alphabet Eclipses Apple to Become the Most Valuable Company

There's a shifting of the guard at the top of the technology food chain, with Alphabet overtaking Apple to become the world's most valuable company.


Daily Report: More Earnings, Earnings, Earnings

The tech earnings season is hitting peak news this week with big reveals from Alphabet and Yahoo.


Daily Report: Divergent Fortunes in Cloud Computing

The earnings reports released by Amazon and Microsoft reinforced that cloud computing is a booming, multibillion-dollar business.


Facebook to Shut Down Parse, Its Platform for Mobile Developers

Facebook is shutting down Parse, a toolkit and support system for mobile developers, which it acquired in 2013.


Daily Report: Facebook’s Lucrative Long View

Mark Zuckerberg has told investors over and over: Don't expect Facebook to focus much on quarterly earnings. The company is taking the long view. But ...


Alphabet Program Beats the European Human Go Champion

DeepMind, a research organization, said that a program combining two separate algorithms had soundly defeated a high-ranking professional Go player.


Daily Report: The iPad’s Blaze of Glory

It is striking to think about the device's trajectory since its introduction six years ago.


Facebook Building a Network for Virtual Reality

Facebook's video audience is rapidly growing. But it is only a step toward a great vision for virtual reality.


Lyft Agrees to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit With California Drivers

The ride-hailing service said it would pay $12.25 million but continue to categorize its drivers as independent contractors, not full-time employees.


Former Twitter Executive Kevin Weil Is Expected to Join Instagram

Mr. Weil, Twitter's former senior vice president for product, will become head of product for Instagram, one of Twitter's biggest competitors.


Daily Report: Tepid Response to Twitter Shake-Up

If Jack Dorsey and the other leaders at Twitter thought news of a high-level shake-up would excite investors, they were wrong.