Fitbit and Garmin accused of patent infringement

At the end of last week, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) voted to undergo an investigation of several companies including fitness tracking and smartwatch manufacturers Fitbit and Garmin. The investigation follows a complaint against those firms and three others made to the USITC on December 10th by the North American and Dutch units of Philips. According to a release issued by the USITC (via Reuters), the complaint allege..

Instagram’s latest update brings some long-awaited new features

The launch of TikTok is forcing Instagram and other similar social network services to introduce new features meant to keep them relevant in the industry. Some of these features have been long-asked-for, so we probably have to thank the competition that they are finally coming.TechCrunch reports Instagram is adding a handful of new effects to Boomerang, its dedicated video loop creator. The new changes will allow users to edit videos and add effe..

iPhone charging issues force Apple to launch smart battery case replacement program

Because prices for just about everything that launches under the Apple brand are well above average, you expect they will last you longer and definitely not be faulty. Unfortunately, mistakes happen and Apple certainly isn't a perfect company. What matters is to admit when you've made a boo-boo and try to make amends.In this regard, Apple has just announced that it has found that some Smart Battery Cases specifically made for iPhone XS,..

Intel ‘Xe’ DG1 GPU for Developers Unveiled at CES 2020, First Intel Discrete Graphics...

Intel has unveiled its first discrete graphics card, but you won't be able to buy one. The unit is for developers only, and will be seeded throughout the industry to allow software makers to get an idea of how to optimise their work for Intel's new Xe graphics architecture. The card is an implementation of the DG1 GPU, which will be Intel's first discrete GPU, slated to launch this year. The move shows that Intel is very close to r..

Realme 5i Launch Sees the Realme 5 Discontinued in India, Will Be on Sale...

Realme's flurry of smartphone launches in the past 12 months has left prospective buyers scratching their heads. The Oppo spin-off launched the Realme 5 in August last year, and quickly followed it up with the Realme 5s that only upgraded a single camera sensor. As if that was not enough, the company launched yet another phone in the series – the Realme 5i – earlier today in India. To ease the confusion for buyers and streamline the lineup, ..

US Lawmakers Say Facebook Steps to Tackle ‘Deepfake’ Videos Not Adequate

Facebook on Wednesday said it would remove "deepfake" and other manipulated videos from its website to combat the spread of false information ahead of the 2020 presidential race, but lawmakers said those and other changes it has recently announced do not go far enough. The comments, made during a hearing held by the House Energy & Commerce subcommittee, marks the latest effort by House lawmakers to probe Facebook's digital defences ahead of ..

Judge will approve T-Mobile-Sprint merger say some Wall Street analysts

Last week, we told you about an analyst for Cowen & Co. named Paul Gallant; the analyst wrote a note to his clients about the bench trial in Manhattan filed by 13 state attorneys general and the attorney general of Washington D.C. seeking to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. Gallant told the securities firm's clients that with the testimony all completed, he sees a 60% chance that Judge Victor Marrero will rule against T-Mobile, effectively ..

Apple Watch technology could help Apple increase battery life on some 2020 iPhone models

Many consider the OLED screens found on the Apple iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max (which Apple calls it's Super Retina XDR displays) the best found on any new smartphone released last year. So is the company going to sit on its laurels or work on making the displays even better? According to The Elec (via WCCFtech), one of Apple's display suppliers is adding new equipment to upgrade its production line. LG Display could be ready thi..

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series will reportedly feature 120Hz displays

Samsung Galaxy S20+ CAD-based render The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is shaping up to be a massive upgrade in virtually every sense but, according to tipster Ice Universe, the new displays will be one of the lineup’s main highlights.Forget 90Hz, Samsung is going all-in with 120Hz screens Before you get too excited thinking Samsung is about to ditch its controversial punch-hole technology or revert to flat panels, that isn’t what’s happening. The So..

Huawei Gets Government’s Approval to Participate in 5G Trials

Centre has allowed Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies to participate in trials for 5G networks, a company spokesman said on Monday. Government's nod to Huawei comes at a time when the global rollout of 5G technology has been complicated by US sanctions against the company. The United States has been lobbying allies not to use Huawei's network equipment in their 5G networks. CNBC-TV18 reported the news first, citing a senior off..

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