Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API
Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device, yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up virtual buttons on a table to control all your connected objects. Hayo recently announced... Read more
Bill Maris’s next gig after GV is a $100 million health and biotech fund
It was happening, then it wasn’t — but now it seems Bill Maris’s venture fund might actually be more than vaporware. Maris, founder of Google Ventures, now called GV, is raising money again for a new healthcare, biotech and tech-focused venture capital fund, according to sources familiar with the matter. What was initially thought to be... Read more
Former Maker, Disney, Nickelodeon execs raise $6 million for kids media startup Pocketwatch
With traditional television no longer the powerhouse it once was, today’s kids grow up on a diet of Netflix and YouTube and other digital content. A new startup aiming to be the next big kids brand to tackle this space, Pocketwatch, announced today it has raised $6 million in Series... Read more
The Art of the Pitch
If you’ve ever seen me speak at an event, you have probably noticed that I get very excited and passionate about pitching. There’s an excellent reason for that. I believe that a great pitch is useful in so many walks of business. As the CEO of a company, you’ll... Read more
Nokia Sold 35 Million Feature Phones in 2016: Strategy Analytics
Nokia, whose mobile brand is now controlled by HMD Global, reportedly managed to sell 35 million feature phones in 2016. The company was only second to Samsung, who managed to sell 52.6 million feature phones last year. In all, 396 million feature phones were shipped in 2016, refuting all... Read more
Huawei P10, P10 Plus With Leica Dual Rear Cameras Launched at MWC 2017
As expected, Huawei launched the P10 and P10 Plus flagship smartphones in Barcelona. The company has continued its Leica partnership to introduce their-branded dual cameras at the back. The metal bodied device has a lot more to offer than its predecessor with respect to design change, upgraded processor, camera,... Read more
Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch Date to Reportedly Be Revealed at MWC 2017
Samsung’s Mobile Chief Koh Dong-jin has reportedly confirmed that the company will reveal the official launch date for the Galaxy S8 launch at MWC 2017 later this month. The South Korean company can be expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date during the company’s February 26 event,... Read more
Huawei P10 Renders Leaked; Specifications Spotted on Benchmark Site
Huawei silenced all rumours by confirming that the P10 smartphone is launching at MWC 2017 on February 26. The device is largely expected to sport a dual camera setup, and come in different colour variants as well. Now, a new leak has come in showing renders from all angles,... Read more
Cyber Grinches Could Disrupt Holidays’ Biggest Shopping Weekend
Online spending last year exceeded US$5.8 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to Adobe, and that figure is expected to be even higher this year. “If you want to mess with the economy, that’s the most disruptive time to do that,” said John Wu, CEO ofGryphon. “A... Read more
$5 PoisonTap Tool Easily Breaks Into Locked PCs
Proving once again that you can do a lot of damage with a little investment and a lot of ingenuity, security researcher Samy Kamkar recently managed to take down a locked, password-protected computer armed with only a US$5 Raspberry Pi. The low-tech cookie-siphoning intrusion is one of Kamkar’s simplest... Read more