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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.

Lenovo Previews Phone That Promises a Knockout Punch

Lenovo Previews Phone That Promises a Knockout Punch

Are we getting an A6000 successor or a Lemon 3 clone?...

Feb 15 2016, 2:46pm CST

Microsoft Debuts Lumia 650 Windows 10 Smartphone

Microsoft Debuts Lumia 650 Windows 10 Smartphone

Although the Lumia 650 is a low-range phone, Microsoft said that it’s built for businesses....

Feb 15 2016, 4:40am CST

LG X cam and X screen Specialist Series Announced

LG X cam and X screen Specialist Series Announced

The phones are expected to launch in Asia, Europe, and Latin America in March....

Feb 14 2016, 11:04pm CST

Google Tests Ability to Install Apps From Search Results

Google Tests Ability to Install Apps From Search Results

Google is testing the ability to install apps directly from its search app, reports Android Police,...

Jan 19 2016, 11:01pm CST

Samsung’s SM-R150 Fitness Tracker Reportedly Supports Electrocardiography

Samsung’s SM-R150 Fitness Tracker Reportedly Supports Electrocardiography

The wearable could use Samsung’s Bio Processor chipset, which measures electrical activity of the heart....

Jan 18 2016, 5:58am CST

Microsoft Plans to Bring its Word Flow Keyboard to iOS and Android

Microsoft Plans to Bring its Word Flow Keyboard to iOS and Android

This marks a significant shift in Microsoft’s strategy....

Jan 18 2016, 3:04am CST

Apple’s watchOS 2.2 for Apple Watch Melds Nearby Search and Quick Navigation Buttons

Apple’s watchOS 2.2 for Apple Watch Melds Nearby Search and Quick Navigation Buttons

watchOS 2.2 launches alongside iOS 9.3 later this year....

Jan 17 2016, 9:40pm CST

Apple Admits Battery Percentage Issue on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Apple Admits Battery Percentage Issue on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

The iPhone maker is working on a fix....

Jan 16 2016, 8:33pm CST

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact Coming to the U.S.

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact Coming to the U.S.

The only caveat is the absence of fingerprint sensors....

Jan 14 2016, 9:09pm CST

Skype Translator is Now Baked into Skype for Windows

Skype Translator is Now Baked into Skype for Windows

Skype completes massive rollout to Windows devices....

Jan 14 2016, 11:07am CST

Apple Brings Live Photos to Messages on Mac

Apple Brings Live Photos to Messages on Mac

Live Photos will soon work properly on your Mac....

Jan 14 2016, 9:40am CST

Avegant’s Glyph Media Wear Retails for $699 Early This Year

Avegant’s Glyph Media Wear Retails for $699 Early This Year

The Glyph wants to be the ultimate mobile media device....

Jan 14 2016, 7:38am CST

CES 2016: FitBit Enters the Smartwatch Market with FitBit Blaze

CES 2016: FitBit Enters the Smartwatch Market with FitBit Blaze

FitBit is officially entering the smartwatch market at CES 2016, announcing its latest and possibly...

Jan 7 2016, 7:16am CST

CES 2016: Huawei Honor Band Z1 is Inspired by Scandinavian Minimalism

CES 2016: Huawei Honor Band Z1 is Inspired by Scandinavian Minimalism

In addition to announcing the coming of the Honor 5X in the United States, Huawei is also introduci...

Jan 6 2016, 6:06am CST

CES 2016: Huawei Honor 5X Officially Debuts in the U.S.

CES 2016: Huawei Honor 5X Officially Debuts in the U.S.

The main selling point of the Honor 5X is its frameless fingerprint sensor...

Jan 6 2016, 4:34am CST

CES 2016: Withings Go is a Low-Cost Activity Tracker

CES 2016: Withings Go is a Low-Cost Activity Tracker

The Go is priced competitively at $69....

Jan 6 2016, 2:30am CST

CES 2016: Samsung Gear S2 18K Rose Gold and Platinum Editions Announced

CES 2016: Samsung Gear S2 18K Rose Gold and Platinum Editions Announced

Samsung has introduced two new editions to its Gear S2 classic wearable, which was announced last y...

Jan 6 2016, 1:21am CST

CES 2016: Samsung Showcases 15-inch and 13.3-inch Notebook 9 Laptops

CES 2016: Samsung Showcases 15-inch and 13.3-inch Notebook 9 Laptops

While Samsung is known for its smartphones and tablets, many forget that it also makes laptops, TVs...

Jan 6 2016, 12:47am CST

CES 2016: Samsung Galaxy TabPro 2-in-1 Windows 10 Tablet Announced

CES 2016: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Windows 10 Tablet Announced

Samsung has announced a new Windows 10 tablet that can also function as a laptop. The new Samsung G...

Jan 6 2016, 12:17am CST

CES 2016: Parrot Disco is World’s First Consumer-Ready Fixed-Wing Drone

CES 2016: Parrot Disco is World’s First Consumer-Ready Fixed-Wing Drone

Parrot, the French drone maker, has announced what can be considered to be the world’s first market...

Jan 5 2016, 11:50pm CST

CES 2016: Acer Announces Chromebase 24 All-in-One Desktop

CES 2016: Acer Announces Chromebase 24 All-in-One Desktop

The desktop is optimized for video conferencing,...

Jan 5 2016, 7:48am CST

The Beatles Debuts on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Rhapsody, Tidal, and Amazon Prime

The Beatles Debuts on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Rhapsody, Tidal, and Amazon Prime

Happy crimble, with love from the Beatles....

Dec 23 2015, 10:56pm CST

The Beatles Are Coming to Music Streaming Services This Christmas

The Beatles Are Coming to Music Streaming Services This Christmas

Beatlemania is coming to music streaming services this Christmas, says report....

Dec 19 2015, 1:15am CST

Samsung Pay Launching in China Next Year

Samsung Pay Launching in China Next Year

Samsung follows Apple in China....

Dec 18 2015, 8:48pm CST

Apple Pay Launching in China Early Next Year

Apple Pay Launching in China Early Next Year

It's official--Apple Pay is coming to China....

Dec 18 2015, 3:53am CST

Facebook's Music Stories Supports NPR, Deezer, Napster, Rhapsody and KKBOX

Facebook's Music Stories Supports NPR, Deezer, Napster, Rhapsody and KKBOX

The feature improves music discovery and sharing on Facebook....

Dec 18 2015, 1:41am CST

WhatsApp Back in Brazil

WhatsApp Back in Brazil

The higher court in São Paulo overturned the ruling a few hours after the ban was implemented....

Dec 17 2015, 6:23pm CST

Brazil Bans WhatsApp

Brazil Bans WhatsApp

Telecommunications companies in Brazil finally got what they wanted: kill free messaging services used by people who can't affo...

Dec 17 2015, 4:03am CST

Facebook Professional Services is a Yelp Competitor

Facebook Professional Services is a Yelp Competitor

The feature has been live for a month....

Dec 16 2015, 1:52am CST

Craig Wright Reportedly Doxed Claims That He Created Bitcoin

Craig Wright Reportedly Doxed Claims That He Created Bitcoin

The reports are raising more questions than answers....

Dec 13 2015, 10:51pm CST

Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto is Security Researcher Craig Steven Wright

Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto is Security Researcher Craig Steven Wright

Reports claim that an Australian researcher is the person behind the digital currency....

Dec 9 2015, 4:47am CST

Apple Sells 25-Hour Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6

Apple Sells 25-Hour Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6

The Smart Battery Case is designed by Apple—a milestone for the technology giant....

Dec 8 2015, 5:43am CST

Apple Maps Has Three Times More Users Than Google Maps on iOS

Apple Maps Has Three Times More Users Than Google Maps on iOS

The success of Apple Maps highlights the importance of mapping services in today's tech-driven world....

Dec 8 2015, 1:39am CST

Sony PlayStation Messages for iOS and Android Launched

Sony PlayStation Messages for iOS and Android Launched

Sony has released a messaging app for gamers....

Dec 7 2015, 11:33pm CST

The Microsoft Lumia 550 is Now Available for $139

The Microsoft Lumia 550 is Now Available for $139

The Windows 10 phone can be purchased for $139 in Europe and select markets....

Dec 7 2015, 5:38am CST

PlayStation Now 12-Month Subscription Costs $99.99

PlayStation Now 12-Month Subscription Costs $99.99

Grab this limited-time offer if you've been planning to get a PlayStation Now subscription....

Dec 7 2015, 3:34am CST

Apple Music and iTunes Match Can Now Store 100,000 Songs

Apple Music and iTunes Match Can Now Store 100,000 Songs

Apple wants you to store more music....

Dec 7 2015, 1:39am CST

Verizon Brings Wi-Fi Calling to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Verizon Brings Wi-Fi Calling to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

The feature rolls out this week....

Dec 6 2015, 6:18pm CST

The OnePlus 2 is Now Invite-Free, OnePlus X to be Invite-Free for a Limited Time

OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X will be Invite-Free Starting December 5

Who wants a OnePlus 2 and a OnePlus X?...

Dec 4 2015, 2:51am CST

Samsung Internet is a Web Browser for the Gear VR

Samsung Internet is a Web Browser for the Gear VR

The Gear VR is Samsung's attempt in fulfilling virtual reality. Using a compatible Galaxy smartphon...

Dec 3 2015, 8:57pm CST

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,...

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 announ...

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 its Ph...

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

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