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Airbus flying taxi took flight for the first time

Airbus has been working on a flying taxi project for some time, but now it looks like the plan is coming off the paper. The Vahana team, which is developing along with Airbus the drone capable of carrying passengers, announced last Thursday, 1st, that the vehicle had its first successful ...

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Smartphone market fell 6.3% by the end of 2017, and Apple surpassed Samsung

A survey released yesterday by market research firm IDC revealed that year-end 2017 was considerably weaker for the smartphone market than 2016. According to company data, 403.5 million mobile phones were sold in the year. between October and December 2017, down 6.3% from 430.7 million in the same period in ...

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Apple reports drop in iPhones sales after launch of iPhone X

The last quarter of the year is the most important for Apple, focusing on the arrival of a new iPhone to the market and the holidays that always drive sales. The company, however, disappointed in the final three months of 2017, with the announcement of a fall in sales of ...

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Facebook exceeds 1.4 billion daily users and announces record revenue

Facebook reported yesterday its balance sheet for the fourth quarter of 2017 and, for a change, the company’s numbers broke records. More than 1.4 billion people worldwide (more than the entire population of China) access the social network every day, according to the company. Considering the number of people who ...

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Samsung registers application plans with almost identical name to WhatsApp

WhatsApp is an undisputed global success with more than 1 billion users. Samsung, perhaps thinking of absorbing some of that success, has registered a brand new app, named Uhssup, which, despite the different spellings, have highly similar pronunciations in the English language. Both names come from the same origin: the ...

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Windows will remove fake ‘optimizers’ software that scare users

There are, unfortunately, many seemingly legitimate software in Windows that use dishonest practices to make their users pay for a “PRO” version. Now Microsoft, through Windows Defender, will begin to combat and remove those applications that use the fear tactic to scare its users into shelling out an amount. The ...

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Telegram apps removed from App Store for rule violation

Telegram applications have been removed from the iOS App Store for violating Apple App Store rules. This is true for both the conventional Telegram messenger and the recently released alternative Telegram X. On Twitter, Telegram founder Pavel Durov said the removal was made by Apple due to “inappropriate content” in ...

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Nintendo announces ‘Mario Kart’ for smartphones

Nintendo’s next game for smartphones will be one of the company’s most popular: “Mario Kart” is on its way to Android and iOS. The company did not give too many details, but promised “Mario Kart Tour” for some time in the next fiscal year – between April 2018 and March ...

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Facebook bans ads promoting bitcoins and other virtual currencies

Facebook decided to end the cryptomedas spree on its platform. The company realized a high volume of misleading ads promising unrealistic gains that ended up hitting naïve people and making them lose money. In this way, the company decided to bar all ads involving digital coins. The change goes for ...

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Apple to be investigated by the US government for reducing performance of iPhones

The United States Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have opened an investigation into Apple. The reason would be the controversy surrounding the slowing down of old iPhone models because of battery wear. The purpose of the investigators is to know if the Cupertino company had deceived ...

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