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Dong Ngo / CNET:
Samsung unveils Connect Home, a mesh WiFi system that integrates with SmartThings devices and lets users manage network remotely via a mobile app; price TBD   —  Looking for something with the easy installation of a Google Wifi or Eero mesh router system, but with a SmartThings hub built in?
Mar 29, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
eBay announces 3-day guaranteed-delivery program for 20M+ items, rolling out in US this summer   —  The e-retailer introduced a three-day Guaranteed Delivery program, heating up the battle over quicker shipping.  —  Fast shipping is — finally — no longer all about Amazon.
Mar 20, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon is rolling out Spanish option for Amazon.com in the US, the first time it has offered a non-English language on its flagship site since launch   —  The e-commerce giant's flagship site will offer a second language to appeal to Spanish speakers in the US.
Mar 9, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
CNET:
MWC 2017 recap: retro phones, no Samsung handsets, 5G hype, shrinking bezels, and less VR gear   —  Retro phones, shrinking bezels, 5G on deck and Samsung's no-show: That was the Mobile World Congress that was.  —  Autoplay: ON Autoplay: OFF  —  That's a wrap for another Mobile World Congress.
Mar 5, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon will test 5G service in 11 cities by mid-2017 as a replacement for home or office broadband   —  The company plans to offer 5G to some customers in 11 cities by midyear.  It's not full mobile wireless.  Instead it's a replacement for fixed broadband.  —  We're slowly inching toward a super-connected 5G world.
Feb 22, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
David Katzmaier / CNET:
Caavo unveils eight-port device that connects multiple streaming boxes to TV and gives apps one interface with voice control, coming this fall for $399   —  Imagine saying, “Alexa, ask Caavo to show ‘The Young Pope.’”  —  Your TV turns on and after a few moments, the show picks up where you left off.
Feb 15, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
Razer's 14-inch Blade laptop gets updated with Kaby Lake CPUs, starting at $1.8K in US; 4K UHD touchscreen option will be available in Q2   —  Razer made its slim 14-inch Blade into one of the smallest VR-ready PCs last September by dropping in Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 GPU.
Feb 13, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
David Carnoy / CNET:
BeatsX wireless earphones will go on sale February 10 in Apple retail stores and online at Apple.com   —  Beats by Dr. Dre says its highly anticipated wireless neckband-style headphone and AirPods competitor will be in stores shortly — and two new colors are coming.
Feb 7, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla lays off about 50 from its connected devices team, bringing the project to an end   —  The nonprofit is cutting about 50 people after struggling to extend the influence of its Firefox web browser for PCs.  —  A last vestige of Mozilla's effort to expand its technological influence beyond …
Feb 2, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon plans to spend $1.49B to create its first worldwide air cargo hub in Hebron, Kentucky, says the hub will create up to 2.7K new full- and part-time jobs   —  The investment, which could create over 2,000 new jobs, points to Amazon's continued ambitions to expand in shipping and logistics.
Feb 1, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context

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