Today, we bring you the 15 most important things in the technology world that you need to know about, Gathered from the current Tech trends and January tech trends from Tech Crunch and Business Insider respectively, It’s a list every tech lover must be aware of in 2016.
The Recent technology Happenings
- Apple is gaining more trust from people as they have been battling with FBI after they were asked to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists last week which they have refused to do and said it’s simply infringing the user’s privacy. This act alone if they insist to the end will give Apple a higher trust level above other Tech giant (Gadgets) companies both in the US and the world at large.
- It’s reported that Amazon stock fell 12% despite reporting a record $482 million (that is a whopping £335 million) profit in its fourth quarter of 2015. The Revenues were $35.6 billion (£24.8 billion), up 22% year-on-year, but short of the $35.9 billion (£24.9 billion) estimated by Wall Street Journal.
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- Huawei is getting into the productivity game as they launches $699 Matebook windows 10 Tablet with keyboard case and stylus. The company has also made a splash in the U.S. with the launch of Google Nexus 6p.
- Also, Apple has acquired education-technology start-up, Learn-Sprout, which creates a software for schools and teachers to track student’s performance in school. Doe the financial details of this deal were not disclosed.
- Microsoft has shared rose in after-hours trading as it reported strong growth in its cloud computing technology and mobile applications divisions. The shares initially had over 8% increase.
- On IoT (Internet of Things), things are really metamorphosing very fast over the last few years, and in the future, IoT applications will no doubt impact most industries, urban, financial and educational development. It will have a big say in the future of smart home payments.
- Facebook is going to shut down Parse, a tool for helping developers build and grow mobile apps, reason be that it’s not profitable to the company, Parse has announced this in a blog post that it will be gradually shut down until it finally turns off completely next January being 2017.
- Facebook to expand its “like” feature with five new emoji options tagged FB Reactions. The emoji button will include the “love”, “haha”, “wow”, “sad”, and “angry” buttons and is currently being tested in several countries.
- Facebook plans to put ads in Facebook messenger. This report is gotten from a leaked document sent to some of it’s biggest advertisers revealing that FB will start placing ads within messenger in the Q2 2016.
- In January, Tinder released an update that allows hopeful singles to send GIFs to their matches using the dating app. Another new feature of this App is the ability to upload new profile photos/images directly from your phone.
- No one person has cracked the GCHQ’s Christmas card and the days left has expired. Approximately 30,000 people have attempted the challenge; with 5% making it to the final stage, yet none was successful.
- Facebook has started broadcasting live video in a dedicated space on its iPhone app. currently, the feature is only accessible for users in the U.S. who have the Facebook iPhone app installed in their iPhone. The Android version of this feature is also being developed. Here is the guide on how to use the Facebook live streaming App on iPhone.
- Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has published an explainer on its investor relations site about how its earnings will work in February. The company will publish Google results separately to its other bets.
- Google has announced the public beta of its cloud vision API, a services that will allow developers to easily build image upon development.
- In January 2016, Google’s British AI start-up Deep Mind beat Facebook in the race to building an algorithm that can take on the best humans at Go and Facebook didn’t take losing well. On January 25, Google told the press that it had an announcement about Go coming out on January 27, and in Just a day later, on January 26, Facebook’s own Go paper was updated and Zuckerberg made an announcement about it on his Facebook page.
In recent technology, things keep evolving very fast in Iot, Payment, Finances, Media and etc.