Stories By: Gene Ryan Briones


Gene Ryan Briones

Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.

Google Hangouts Updated to Support Apple Watch

Google Hangouts Updated to Support Apple Watch

The Apple Watch already supports a handful of messaging apps, including Facebook Messenger, Viber, BBM, and WeChat. Google's Ha...

Dec 1 2015, 11:27pm CST

Google Chrome's Data Saver Mode Reduces Data Consumption by 70 Percent

Google Chrome's Data Saver Mode Reduces Data Consumption by 70 Percent

The feature works by eliminating heavy images when loading a website on a poor internet connection....

Dec 1 2015, 10:11pm CST

Amazon Instant Video app for Apple TV Launching in a Few Weeks

Amazon Instant Video app for Apple TV Launching in a Few Weeks

An Amazon representative confirms that a new Instant Video app for the Apple TV is coming very soon....

Nov 29 2015, 11:27pm CST

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Has a Fingerprint Sensor and All-Metal Body

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Has a Fingerprint Sensor and All-Metal Body

Barely three months after launching the Redmi Note 2, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi announces its third-generation pha...

Nov 24 2015, 3:46am CST

Apple Pay Reportedly Launching in China in February Next Year

Apple Pay Reportedly Launching in China in February Next Year

Sources said that Apple already struck deals with top state-run banks....

Nov 24 2015, 2:27am CST

Apple Reportedly Developing Support App with Live Chat, Scheduling, and Guides

Apple Reportedly Developing Support App with Live Chat, Scheduling, and Guides

The app helps customers with problematic iPhones and iPads solve issues without visiting the Apple Store....

Nov 23 2015, 9:34am CST

Google Glass Reinvented Without Glass

Google Glass Reinvented Without Glass

Project Aura has three head-mounted devices in development. One of them doesn't use glass....

Nov 17 2015, 7:39am CST

Don't Buy USB Type-C Adapters and Cables from OnePlus, Says Google Engineer

Don't Buy USB Type-C Adapters and Cables from OnePlus, Says Google Engineer

The adapter doesn't charge correctly and doesn't follow the recommended specification....

Nov 15 2015, 6:28pm CST

Beats Music Shuts Down on November 30

Beats Music Shuts Down on November 30

Existing subscribers are advised to switch to Apple Music....

Nov 13 2015, 2:27am CST

YouTube Music Launches for $9.99 a Month in the U.S.

YouTube Music Launches for $9.99 a Month in the U.S.

At $9.99, the app offers offline playing capabilities and the option to download audio-only content....

Nov 12 2015, 10:58pm CST

Google Launches TensorFlow as an Open Source Project

Google Launches TensorFlow as an Open Source Project

The next-generation machine learning system is used across Google's products, including Google Search, Google Inbox, and i...

Nov 11 2015, 2:16am CST

Nest Founder Tony Fadell: Steve Jobs Wanted to Build an Apple Car in 2008

Nest Founder Tony Fadell: Steve Jobs Wanted to Build an Apple Car in 2008

Eventually, Jobs killed the idea to focus on the iPhone and other more important products....

Nov 4 2015, 9:59am CST

Activision Blizzard Buys Candy Crush Maker, King Digital, for $5.9 Billion

Activision Blizzard Buys Candy Crush Maker, King Digital, for $5.9 Billion

The deal will allow Activision to go beyond traditional gaming systems and into the burgeoning mobile games market....

Nov 4 2015, 7:37am CST

T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot Provides Strong LTE Signals

T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot Provides Strong LTE Signals to Places without Cellular Networks

The femtocell should improve T-Mobile’s network coverage—both indoors and outdoors....

Nov 3 2015, 10:58am CST

Microsoft Surface Book Windows 10 Laptop | Specs, Pricing, and Availability

Microsoft Surface Book Windows 10 Laptop | Specs, Pricing, and Availability

Microsoft’s first laptop is a powerhouse....

Oct 23 2015, 8:40am CDT

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Windows 10 Tablet | Specs, Pricing, and Availability

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Windows 10 Tablet | Specs, Pricing, and Availability

If you are looking for a full-featured Windows 10 PC in a light package, then this tablet is for you....

Oct 23 2015, 7:53am CDT

Dell XPS 15 Windows 10 Laptop | Specs, Pricing, and Availability

Dell XPS 15 Windows 10 Laptop | Specs, Pricing, and Availability

The Dell XPS 15 is a powerhouse laptop, perfect for processor-intensive tasks....

Oct 20 2015, 5:12am CDT

Dell XPS 12 Windows 10 2-in-1 Laptop | Specs, Pricing, and Availability

Dell XPS 12 Windows 10 2-in-1 Laptop | Specs, Pricing, and Availability

The Dell XPS 12 has an optional 4K screen, making it the first 2-in-1 to offer such....

Oct 20 2015, 5:04am CDT

Dell XPS 13 Windows 10 Laptop | Specs, Pricing, and Availability

Dell XPS 13 Windows 10 Laptop | Specs, Pricing, and Availability

Impressive features and affordable pricing contribute to the success of the Dell XPS 13....

Oct 20 2015, 4:04am CDT

U.S. Wants Drones Registered

U.S. Wants Drones Registered

The Department of Transportation is planning to announce a task force that will regulate all drones in the U.S....

Oct 17 2015, 6:14am CDT

YouTube Prepares Subscription Service for Premium Videos

YouTube Prepares Subscription Service for Premium Videos

For the price of $10 a month, paying subscribers can enjoy ad-free premium content....

Oct 17 2015, 3:18am CDT

Apple Pays $234 million for Infringing Chip Patent

Apple Pays $234 million for Infringing Chip Patent

The amount is less than what the complainant is asking. But it’s a huge win, nevertheless....

Oct 17 2015, 1:02am CDT

Dropbox Paper Takes Collaboration to the Next Level

Dropbox Paper Takes Collaboration to the Next Level

Paper is like a mixture of Google Docs, Evernote, and Basecamp, the popular project management tool....

Oct 16 2015, 3:11am CDT

The Sony RX1R II Features an Optical Variable Low Pass Filter

The Sony RX1R II Features an Optical Variable Low Pass Filter

The camera has an optical variable low pass filter, allowing photographers to manually adjust the balance of image resolution a...

Oct 15 2015, 9:35am CDT

LG G4 is the First Non-Nexus Device to Get Android 6.0

LG G4 is the First Non-Nexus Device to Get Android 6.0

Starting next week, owners of the LG G4 in Poland will be able to upgrade to Android 6.0....

Oct 15 2015, 1:18am CDT

Square Files for IPO

Square Files for IPO

Can Jack Dorsey run two public companies at the same time?...

Oct 14 2015, 11:14pm CDT

Apple Found Guilty of Infringing Chip Patent

Apple Found Guilty of Infringing Chip Patent

A jury unanimously declared Apple guilty of infringing a patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation....

Oct 14 2015, 6:47am CDT

Apple Uproots Ad-Blocking Apps for Installing Root Certificates on Devices

Apple Uproots Ad-Blocking Apps for Installing Root Certificates on iPhones

The apps installed root certificates on devices, allowing them to block ads on applications. Apple hates that....

Oct 9 2015, 9:47am CDT

Facebook Reactions Add More Meaning to the Like Button

Facebook Reactions Add More Meaning to the Like Button

The six new emojis are “Love,” “Haha,” “Yay,” “Wow,” “Sad,” and “Angry.”...

Oct 9 2015, 2:46am CDT

Snapchat Plans Sponsored Selfies

Snapchat Plans Sponsored Selfies

Snapchat earns money through regular ads, its Discover feature, and paid replays, which was recently introduced alongside a new...

Oct 2 2015, 12:06pm CDT

Amazon Brings Automatic Reordering Capabilities to Household Appliances

Amazon Brings Automatic Reordering Capabilities to Household Appliances

The age of Internet of Things is upon us. Smart devices, ranging from thermostats and security cameras to vacuum cleaners and d...

Oct 2 2015, 5:58am CDT

Stagefright 2.0 Hits Android

Stagefright 2.0 Hits Android

It wasn't so long ago that a security researcher spotted a serious bug on Google's Android mobile operating system. It was call...

Oct 2 2015, 5:24am CDT

Apple and Landbank Investments Sign Deal to Build Another Spaceship Campus

Apple and Landbank Investments Sign Deal to Build Another 'Spaceship' Campus

Expansion and growth are key indicators of a successful company. While old tech companies are cutting jobs and filing bankruptc...

Oct 2 2015, 4:53am CDT

LG Gram Ultrabooks Are Lighter Than MacBook Airs

LG Gram Ultrabooks Are Lighter Than MacBook Airs

LG is bringing its lightweight ultrabooks to the United States. The LG Gram series have been widely accepted in South Korea and...

Sep 30 2015, 1:45am CDT

Google’s Pixel C Tablet Drops Chrome OS in Favor of Android

Google’s Pixel C Tablet Drops Chrome OS in Favor of Android

Google is expected to announce a new tablet tomorrow, according to insider sources who told Android Police. This new tablet wil...

Sep 29 2015, 2:38am CDT

Narendra Modi Courts Silicon Valley Companies, Making India the New China

Narendra Modi Courts Silicon Valley Companies, Making India the New China

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, is courting the top technology companies in Silicon Valley. On Saturday, Mr. Modi visite...

Sep 28 2015, 1:55am CDT

Toshiba Chromebook 2 Updated with Intel Core Processor and Backlit Keyboard

Toshiba Chromebook 2 Updated with Intel Core Processor and Backlit Keyboard

Sometimes you don’t need to reinvent the wheel—you only need to update it.  That’s why Toshiba is updating the Chromebook...

Sep 27 2015, 6:06am CDT

Samsung Offers $120 Rebate for Installment Plans and iPhone Trade-in Program

Samsung Offers $120 Rebate for Installment Plans, Launches iPhone Trade-in Program

Samsung’s low smartphone shipments and costly marketing spending caused its net profit to drop as much as 7 percent in the seco...

Sep 27 2015, 2:50am CDT