Alcatel reveals their first ever smartwatch, the Alcatel Onetouch Watch, at the Consumers Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, according to reports.
The company touted the Watch as "a new market segment: the affordable smart watch" and that it will be delivered "at a fraction of the cost of competitors."
Being there at the presentation, The Verge said that one of the most notable features of the Alcatel Watch is its ability to support both iOS and Android OS-run devices. more >>
Internet hackers, claiming to be associated with the Islamic State terrorist organization, have conducted a series of hacks on various news outlets in the United States and their social media accounts this week, which are being investigated by the FBI.
The group of extremist hackers, which calls itself "Cyber Caliphate," struck on Tuesday, hacking into the Twitter accounts and website servers of the Albuquerque Journal newspaper in New Mexico and the Maryland-based WBOC 16 TV station.
The hackers posted several confidential documents, claimed to have been stolen, in the tweets. Some of the documents include drivers licenses, corrections records and spreadsheets with names and addresses. The hackers also tweeted claims that they also hacked FBI databases. Additionally, the hackers tweeted warnings to the organizations' followers and replaced the companies' cover photos and profiles with pro-ISIS photos. more >>
Most tablets in the market are currently using the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but the Nvidia Shield Tablet and the Google Nexus 9 both have the Tegra X1, a new processor for cars, tablets and other devices. According to PCMag, the Tegra X1 is so speedy that it provides 1.7 times the performance of Apple's A8x chip, which is found in the iPad Air 2. The Tegra X1 makes the Nvidia Shield and Nexus 9 ideal gaming tablets.
Aside from having the same type of processor, the Nvidia and Google tablets have a lot in common, but one has a bigger screen, and one of the devices has a better front-facing camera.
Design: The Nexus 9 measures 8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 inches and weighs 15.38 ounces. It has a smooth, matte back and rounded corners. The speakers are at the front of the tablet on either side of the bezels. It's available in black, white, and gold. more >>
Astronomers have discovered eight new planets in a distant solar system, and called one of them the most "Earth-like alien world" that has ever been found. Three of the planets are said to be potentially habitable, with the Earth-like one having a rocky surface and only slightly warmer temperature.
BBC News reported on Wednesday that the discovery was announced at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Washington. The planets were spotted by NASA's Kepler telescope, which has now discovered over 1,000 exoplanets.
The Earth-like planet, dubbed Kepler 438b, is believed to resemble the conditions of Earth even more so than Kepler 186f, which was previously said to be a twin planet to Earth. more >>
The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy S5 started in Poland and South Korea and has now reached Spain, Malaysia and Russia.
The recent spread indicates that Samsung is on their way for an international roll out. In the U.S., Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsug Galaxy S5 will reportedly start this January.
The update with build number G900FDXU1BNL3 in Malaysia and G900FDXXU1BNL9 in Russia comes with the same features as the Europe release. Improved performance, redefined UI and apps, lockscreen and heads-up notifications are the new features. more >>
Microsoft's new browser with the codename Spartan will reportedly be featured at Microsoft's Windows 10 press event on Jan. 21.
The new browser will reportedly use Windows 10 but it is not yet confirmed if Spartan will be fully operational when the new operating system is released. Microsoft Student Partner Thomas Nigro posted on Twitter that the company is creating a new browser.
Nigro tweeted: "Ok so Microsoft is about to launch a new browser that's not Internet Explorer and will be the default browser in Windows 10. Wow." more >>