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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft details minimum PC specs for Windows 10 VR headsets: Intel Core i5 CPU with hyperthreading, Intel HD Graphics 620 chipset, 8GB RAM, 100GB+ SSD/HDD   —  Microsoft accidentally revealed some of its minimum PC specs for Windows 10 VR headsets last month, but the company is fully detailing its plans today.
Dec 7, 2016, 10:45 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile debuts Digits in limited beta, letting users make/take calls with same phone number on all their devices, launches to public next year with pricing TBA   —  And multiple numbers on the same device — but no iMessage  —  T-Mobile just revealed its answer to AT&T's NumberSync technology …
Dec 7, 2016, 12:53 PMIn context
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Fitbit confirms Pebble software assets acquisition; Pebble is shutting down, cancels Pebble Time 2 and Core, and will issue Kickstarter refunds   —  Wearables are in a precarious state  —  Digital health and fitness-tracking company Fitbit has just officially announced that it is buying key assets …
Dec 7, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Kantar: iPhone market share up 7% to 40.5% in US, likely due to Samsung Galaxy Note7 troubles   —  Missing headphone jack is apparently a ‘non-issue’ for Americans  —  The US smartphone market is dominated by two big brands, Apple and Samsung, and when one of them flubs its lines, the other one stands to benefit in a substantial way.
Dec 7, 2016, 9:10 AMIn context
Kyle Chayka / The Verge:
Google AMP, Facebook's Instant Articles, and Apple News make articles from fake news sites look the same as those from Bloomberg and The New York Times   —  If you asked Google who won the popular vote just after the election, there's a chance you would have been sent to a conspiracy blog with bogus results.
Dec 7, 2016, 4:25 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Dropbox Pro and Business users can now save entire folders for offline viewing   —  While Dropbox has let users save individual files for offline viewing for years, the company is now building in the ability to save entire folders.  The company announced today that Dropbox Pro and Business users …
Dec 6, 2016, 11:55 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple debuts single sign-on for iOS and tvOS with 9 partners including Dish, DirecTV, Sling TV, but is missing big names like Comcast, Charter, Verizon FiOS   —  But the list of companies supporting the feature at launch is pretty weak  —  The days of having to enter your cable account login details …
Dec 6, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Sprint owner SoftBank says it'll invest $50B in US and create 50K new jobs over next four years, as SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son meets with Trump   —  SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son made a surprise appearance at Trump Tower today where he appears to have worked out a deal with the president-elect …
Dec 6, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google search app updated with distinct feeds for upcoming appointments and personalized news such as sports and entertainment, on Android now and iOS soon   —  Google Now is splitting in two  —  Google Now launched four years ago with a bold promise: instead of making you search for information you need …
Dec 6, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Instagram will let users turn off comments on specific posts, like others' comments, and remove followers from private accounts in “coming weeks”   —  New tools designed to curb abuse will be available in the ‘coming weeks’  —  With images as its main form of social currency …
Dec 6, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context

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