amazon businessAmazon is probably one of the largest online retailers in the world, but over in China, its online users have access to Alibaba who is considered to be one of the country’s largest e-commerce websites where users can buy all sorts of items, just like how one can find just about anything and everything on Amazon.

However in a bid to better compete with companies such as Alibaba, Amazon has recently announced the launch of Amazon Business. The main difference here is that unlike regular Amazon which caters to all kinds of customers, Amazon Business plans to cater more towards business customers as its name would imply. Read full post →Amazon Launches Amazon Business, Wants To Take On China’s Alibaba

demonoidIn what seems like a somewhat ironic twist, popular torrent website Demonoid has reportedly begun to block users from accessing its website if it detects that the user has AdBlock installed. For those unfamiliar, AdBlock is a browser plugin that basically prevents ads from displaying across all websites and services.

However like we said it is a bit ironic especially when you consider that Demonoid is a torrent website that deals with pirated software, music, TV shows, games, and more, which many consider to be stealing. Blocking ads on the other hand is not considered stealing, at least as far as the German courts are concerned so in some ways we have to wonder if Demonoid can see the irony in their actions. Read full post →Popular Torrent Website Blocks Users Who Use AdBlock

samsung-galaxy-s6-edge_006Earlier reports this month suggested that Samsung was caught unawares by the demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge which is why some customers might have a hard time getting their hands on one. Supposedly the production process of the curved glass display is also to blame for the alleged supply constraint.

However according to a report from South Korea (via G for Games) it seems that Samsung is looking to change the manufacturing process of the curved glass display which will hopefully result in a higher yield and will help speed orders along. The problem at the moment involves heating the edges of the display before curving both sides. Read full post →Samsung Refining Galaxy S6 Edge’s Curved Glass Production Process

Asus-ZenWatch-02It was last year that ASUS launched their smartwatch, the ZenWatch and it is probably one of the nicer smartwatches in the market at the moment, thanks to its sleek design and use of leather which lends itself to a rather classy-look. So with that being the first-gen ZenWatch, what could ASUS have up their sleeves for the ZenWatch 2?

As it turns out we might have to wait until 2016 to see it. This is according to a report from NDTV Gadgets who reports that according to ASUS’ CEO Jerry Shen, it seems that the second-gen ZenWatch is only expected to launch in 2016, meaning that this year won’t be the year that we will see it. Perhaps ASUS might have other wearables but as far as the ZenWatch 2 is concerned, it might be a no-show for 2015. Read full post →ASUS ZenWatch 2 Could Come In Male And Female Variants

Last year Samsung took the wraps off their Level On series of headphones. However if you were after a wireless version, you might be pleased to learn that the South Korean tech giant has recently announced their new Level On headphones which are, for those who love wireless headphones, completely wireless.

Basically these headphones are more or less similar to their wired counterparts. They will feature 40mm drivers and will come with active noise cancellation technology, which according to Samsung “accurately maps surrounding sounds for a clearer, uninterrupted audio experience.” The headphone cups will also feature touch integration which can be used to control media playback as well as S Voice when used with Galaxy handsets. Read full post →Samsung Unveils Level On And Level Link Audio Devices

Project Ara is Google’s somewhat ambitious goal of creating a modular smartphone where users could swap parts in and out depending on their needs. Unfortunately it seems that Project Ara is still quite a bit away from making its way into the hands of consumers. However if modular phones are your thing, then perhaps Fonkraft might be the one for you.

The creators of Fonkraft are trying to raise funds via Indiegogo and if successful, there might be a good chance of it making its way into the hands of users way before Project Ara does. So how is Fonkraft different? For starters its design is very different from what we have seen of Project Ara. Its base unit will feature a 5-inch Full HD display, but other than that users will be able to swap out components as needed, such as its CPU, RAM, GPU, camera, battery, and so on. Read full post →Fonkraft Smartphone Wants To Beat Project Ara To The Punch

tesla inviteTesla will be unveiling something new on the 30th of April which at the moment has been speculated to be a battery for the home. That being said the company has also started to send out invitations to the event which you can see in the image above and according to the invite it says, “The missing piece”, although we can’t be 100% sure as to what Tesla might be alluding to.

However it does show a white box which some speculate could be the battery cabinet that the company will unveil at its event. Not much is known about the device for now, but the idea is that it will help to store the energy generated by solar panels so that customers will have access to energy when they need it and stop relying on regular forms of energy in the process. Read full post →Tesla’s Invite Teases “The Missing Piece” For 30th April

beats musicIf the rumors are to be believed, there is a good chance that Apple could unveil a new music streaming service come WWDC 2015. While Apple has iTunes Radio and Beats Music, this new music service is supposedly a revamp of the company’s existing services, both of which aren’t doing particularly well at the moment, at least not compared to the competition like Spotify.

Speaking during Apple’s recent earnings call where the company announced $58 billion in revenue, the company’s CEO Tim Cook teased that they might have a new media product that might announce in the near future. Cook was asked about the recently launched HBO Now service which is a short-term exclusive to Apple devices. Read full post →Apple’s Tim Cook Teases Upcoming Media Product

apple-store-chinaIt is no secret that Apple is looking to expand and grow in China. After all given the country’s huge population and booming economy, it would make sense to market to them Apple’s products. In fact Apple has not been shy about their interest in China, with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook going as far as calling China one of their key markets.

Well as it turns out Cook was right on the money because during Apple’s recent earnings call, it was revealed that China has managed to overtake the European market as Apple’s second-largest market. Apple had reported a revenue of $58 billion and out of that $58 billion, a whopping $16.8 billion, which is almost a third of Apple’s revenue, came from the greater China region. Read full post →China Overtakes Europe As Apple’s Second-Largest Market

ipad-mini-3Tablets, unlike smartphones, aren’t bought by users on an annual basis as tablets tend to last longer, meaning that it might be a couple of years before customers see the need for a new one, which is why it isn’t surprising to learn that tablet sales like that of the iPad have seen a decline. In fact according to Apple’s latest earnings, it was revealed that the iPad experienced a 23% drop in sales compared to a year ago.

Is this alarming? After all 23% is a pretty significant figure, right? Perhaps to some this might be worrying, but Apple’s CEO Tim Cook seems to have played it off pretty cool. According to Cook, he points at inventory changes as part of the reason the iPad’s sales have suffered, but he also seemed to think that the iPhone and Mac had something to do with it as well. Read full post →Apple’s CEO Defends Slumping iPad Sales