Europe has made yet another deal designed to further the move toward 5G.
The European Commission and China reached an agreement Monday to cooperate on the development of 5G, or fifth-generation, wireless networks. Under the terms of the agreement, both parties promise to share research and work toward the standardization of 5G connectivity. Both also said they would allow each other access to research funding and membership in Chinese and European Union 5G associations. The EU's 5G PPP Association and China's IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Association are devoted toward the research and development of 5G technology.
Microsoft's week-long Xbox One bundle announcement campaign continues today with the reveal of another 1 TB system. This package, the Xbox One Holiday Bundle, includes a 1 TB system and copies of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay, and Ori and the Blind Forest.
The bundle will launch in October for $400. Unlike the Rise of the Tomb Raider system, this one does not appear to be exclusive to any retailers. It does not come with a Kinect camera.
BlackBerry on Tuesday revealed the first photos of its security-focused Android smartphone, the Priv.
In a blog post, the Waterloo, Ontario, smartphone maker released photos of the Priv, which is expected to launch in the fourth quarter.
Priv stands for both "privacy and privilege," according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, and it's the company's first product to run on Google's Android mobile software. The device underscores a radical departure from BlackBerry's history of selling products using its own homegrown software. After years of battling Android, the world's most popular operating system for smartphones and tablets, BlackBerry is embracing what its much larger rival has to offer.
Amazon's newest offering to the public: delivery jobs.
The online retailer on Tuesday rolled out a new program called Amazon Flex, which lets regular people sign up to become on-demand delivery drivers. The project is starting in Seattle, Amazon's hometown, but a company webpage said Amazon Flex will be coming soon to Manhattan, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland.
Amazon Flex will support Prime Now, the company's new and quickly growing service that offers no-cost rapid deliveries of food staples, electronics and toiletries in about a dozen US cities and in London in the UK. The webpage, though, mentions that Flex drivers may deliver "other types of Amazon packages" in the future, leaving the door open for Flex helping power Amazon's regular deliveries alongside the US Postal Service, FedEx and UPS.
Google unveiled its redesigned Chromecast video-streaming device on Tuesday with new bells and whistles.
In addition to a revamped look, the device has a "Fast Play" feature, enhanced Wi-Fi and easier content discovery. This brings the Chromecast deeper into Google's family of smart-home devices.
The Mountain View, California, company showed off the Chromecast alongside its new Nexus 5X made Nexus 6P smartphones at an event in San Francisco. This marks Google's move back to holding a formal event to unveil its flagship devices for the year. The company chose not to hold a similar event last year, and instead just announced the devices on its corporate blog.
Google on Tuesday unveiled Nexus Protect, a two-year extended warranty program designed to cover your broken smartphones.
The program costs $69 for the Nexus 5X and $89 for the Nexus 6P, the two new smartphones shown off at the Internet giant's event in San Francisco on Tuesday. With Nexus Protect, the company will replace the smartphone if it breaks down by itself or you accidentally damage it.
The Merchium Marketplace is where merchants will buy themes and apps for their stores. Today, we have great news for developers and designers who want to sell their work via the Marketplace and to benefit from Merchium’s growth.
The Merchium Marketplace is now open for partners. If you want to sell apps and themes on the Marketplace, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a personal invitation to join a secret registration page.
The Marketplace is currently running behind a curtain; only our team and the partners have access to the site. Once the Marketplace has enough apps and themes, we’ll open it to the public.