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May 2016

Gear Fit 2 may come in a Samsung event this week

New York City. Home of everything, ever. That includes an event from Samsung this week — specifically, this Thursday, June 2.The press invitation the company has sent out tells us to “Go. Move. Explore. Create with Galaxy”. The fitness vibe that marketing gives off would tell of something like a …

T-Mobile outsold Verizon in smartphones for Q1

In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple’s weight. Not the case anymore.In Counterpoint Research’s latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino’s lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for …

Has encryption on Qualcomm devices been circumvented?

A story slowing gaining a bit more exposure on social media, it seems that an intrepid coder has managed to extract the keys from Qualcomm’s TrustZone, the system used to lock bootloaders and encrypt devices powered by Qualcomm chipsets.@laginimaineb, the author of the Bits Please blog, recently announced on twitter …

How Can Budget Airlines Be So Cheap to Fly?

Budget airlines like JetBlue and Southwest in the United States, and Ryanair and Easy Jet in Europe, are often significantly cheaper to fly compared to legacy airlines like Delta and British Airways. How is this possible? Flying is expensive ! The simple answer is that budget airlines simplify as many …