Week Archive

11 Apr 2014

Happy National Robotics Week: Check out some of USC’s best robots

The University of Southern California’s robots usually lurk in dim basement labs and rooms tucked at the end of winding corridors. They didn’t actually emerge on Thursday, but the public was invited inside for an intimate look
6 Apr 2014

This week on Gigaom Research: bitcoin and 3D printing

At Gigaom Research, our analysts take a peek into the future of early markets such as bitcoin and additive manufacturing. Some of this week’s most popular research includes reports on digital currency services, a vision for 3D
8 Mar 2014

Android this week: Moto X gets smarter and colorful; Galaxy S5 on video; Desire 310 shown

Motorola’s Moto X handset is ever-changing for the better; a rare attribute. This week saw the phone get both improved software and new hardware choices in the form of nine new colors. They’re not just any old
25 Jan 2014

Android this week: KitKat for Galaxy Note 3; Nexus 7 dock duo; Galaxy S5 home screens

There’s good and bad news for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners this week. Android 4.4, or KitKat, is appearing in a software update for the handset in more regions. The software first started rolling out in Poland
8 Jan 2014

Top jobs of the week in tech

This week all eyes are on Vegas, as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 dominates the strip (and the internet). We’re covering the biggest breaking news, product releases and announcements coming out of the conference; click here
5 Jan 2014

Android this week: Small Acer tablets; Pandora wakes you; Galaxy S 5 design ideas

It’s the weekend before the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show and I can’t ever remember more products being announced in this last run-up before the show. Take Acer’s news just on Friday, for example: The company introduced two
30 Dec 2013

Boom times in China: The week in cloud

China is the new — and very big — frontier in cloud computing. U.S.-based cloud giants — already under fire in Europe and here due to Edward Snowden’s disclosures that the NSA harvests citizen data from big American
14 Dec 2013

Android this week: New Play Edition devices; Skype gains PIP; Nokia going Android?

Google added two new Play Edition Android devices to its Play Store this week, one tablet and one smartphone. You could argue that both are tablets though: Sony’s $ 649 Z Ultra smartphone has a whopping 6.4-inch
4 Dec 2013

Discounted Moto X sells out in minutes, goes on sale again next week

After a Cyber Monday snafu, the Moto X went on sale again this morning at 9AM PT. But it appears that Motorola underestimated demand, as the allocated supply of discounted phones has already run out. The sale
30 Nov 2013

Android this week: HTC One Max reviewed; Moto G coming; Android pics improving

Got big pockets? If so, the HTC One Max might appeal thanks to its 5.9-inch display. Of course, there’s more to the Android-powered One Max than the 1080p screen; the entire phone measures 6.47 by 3.24 by 0.40