Facebook brings Pryte to the ‘Internet for everyone’ party

Facebook has purchased startup company Pryte to solve one piece of the ‘Internet for everyone’ puzzle. Pryte has been working with international telecoms to reduce connection costs by letting consumers purchase only as much data as they need to power the apps they need.

Google to encircle the globe with satellites, balloons and drones

Google has plans to spend $1 billion (probably more) on a fleet of 180 small, high-capacity satellites orbiting the earth at lower altitudes than traditional satellites. The satellites will supposedly be part of a coordinated effort to deliver Internet services via satellite, high-altitude balloons and drones.

iPhone apps to get Bitcoin friendly

Apple is opening up to Bitcoin and a host of virtual currencies in its apps in a marked change to its standard policies.

Communicate with anybody without language barriers via Skype translator

"It is early days for this technology, but the Star Trek vision for a Universal Translator isn't a galaxy away, and its potential is every bit as exciting as those Star Trek examples," Pall wrote in a blog post.

Raising a lot of VC money is not always a good thing

The more money you get from a VC the less chance you have a happy ending. Or so it seems according to research by ExitRound.

Incremental advances and a lot of copy and paste at Apple’s 2014 Developers Conference

The Apple 2014 Developers Conference kicked off this morning with a pretty much ho-hum list of incremental advances to the Mac and iOS ecosystem. They picked a few nits, borrowed a few more Android and Windows features and pointed to a few bandwagons they plan to jump on...sometime…in the future.

Nokia adds Desti AI to travel planning

Nokia’s HERE division has announced that they will be incorporating newly acquired Desti technology into their maps hopefully giving travelers a more personalized travel planning experience.

FCC ponders redefining broadband

How fast is broadband? For years ISPs and other companies have been playing fast and loose with their definitions of broadband, and while there is an official definition the FCC is circulating an internal document that may bump the minimum up- and download speeds required to call yourself broadband.

Asus transformer device combines Windows and Android

Asus apparently can’t decide where to place its bets these days so it has decided to bet on all of them. Earlier today the company showed off their Transformer Book V, a device that combines a smartphone running Android with a Windows tablet. The smartphone slides into the tablet allowing users to switch between operating systems at the touch of a button.

Tizen :: Android as Android :: iOS

Samsung just announced that it is launching a Tizen phone in Russia after it committed to the OS for all of its wearable devices.

Leaked images show Yosemite changes prior to WWDC

The new Control Center looks like it is more tightly aligned with the company's mobile offerings.

Wearable tech tsunami approaching

It’s inevitable. Just about every company you can think of is coming out with some sort of wearable tech and most of them seem to have some sort of health-related functionality.

GOkey offers charging, syncing, storage, battery and locator in one keychain device

One of the most successful crowdfunding projects on indiegogo.com is GOkey. They’ve already raised nearly $430,000 more than their original $40,000 goal and the reasons are fairly obvious – it’s a cool little device that clips to your keychain and it comes with just the right combination of features.