Tech News For Busy People

updated at 6:24am on 7/2/2015

Top Meme

Harish Jonnalagadda, iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog — Jony Ive was promoted to Chief Design Officer — allowing him to oversee Apple's entire design philosophy — nearly six weeks ago, and has now officially assumed the role. Alan Dye and Richard Howarth will now be managing day-to-day activities of the User Interface Design and Industrial Design teams...

apple, design, new

Secondary Memes

Man killed by a factory robot in Germany

Megan Geuss, Ars Technica — On Wednesday, Volkswagen said that a 22-year-old external contractor for the company had been killed by a robot at a production factory in Baunatal, Germany. Heiko Hillwig, a VW spokesperson speaking to the AP about the incident, said that the robot grabbed the worker and crushed him against a metal plate....

robot, worker, volkswagen

PayPal to acquire money transfer service Xoom for $890 million

Zach Miners, Network World — PayPal is acquiring Xoom, an international money transfer service, in a deal that lets PayPal break into a new market worth an estimated $600 billion a year, the companies said Wednesday.PayPal is paying $25 per share in cash for Xoom, valuing the deal at $890 million, the companies said.Xoom, founded in...

paypal, xoom, million

Tertiary Memes

The iPhone 6 Plus won't fit Fallout 4's Pip-Boy (and I'm sad)

Timothy J. Seppala, Engadget RSS Feed — Thanks a lot, Bethesda. After the outfit's first E3 media briefing, I pre-ordered the Pip-Boy Edition of...

fallout, pip, edition

China Smartphone Leader Xiaomi's Sales Rose 33% In First Half

Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff, Forbes Real Time — Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone vendor led by billionaire Lei Jun that’s soared into the ranks of the...

smartphone, xiaomi, first

Anki Overdrive’s customizable robot battle-car racing game debuts Sept. 20

Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat — Gaming is in its golden age, and big and small players alike are maneuvering like kings and queens in A Game...

cars, anki, track

Chicago taxes cloud and streaming services

Brandon Butler, Network World — The City of Chicago has implemented sweeping new tax regulations that target the use of streaming and cloud...

services, tax, chicago

Facebook To Start Sharing Ad Revenue With Video Partners

Neal Ungerleider, Fast Company — The tech giant is targeting YouTube's clients with a new ad revenue sharing program for video...

video, facebook, new

Trent Reznor Shares his Thoughts on Apple Music: 'The Experience is What Matters'

Juli Clover, MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page — Following Tuesday's launch of Apple Music, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor spoke with music site...

apple, music, new

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