Report: Voice assistants in use to triple to 8 billion by 2023

February 16, 2019

The use of voice assistants is set to triple over the next few years, according to a new forecast from the U.K.-based analysts at Juniper Research. The firm estimates there will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023, up from the 2.5 billion assistants in use at the end of 2018. The majority of those assistants will live on smartphones, where Google Assistant and Siri offer voice…

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Hey look, its the Samsung Galaxy S10

January 5, 2019

Well, what have we here? If it isn’t the Samsung Galaxy S10, courtesy of perennial smartphone outer, EVLeaks. This marks one the first good looks we’ve got at the phone, which is likely due out in a couple of months at Mobile World Congress. It’s a pretty rough photo — the icons are all blurred out and the cropping job isn’t great, likely in an effort to conceal the source….

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Everyone’s avoiding the iPhone, so IFA will be practically phone-free

August 30, 2018

Image: Jen Osborne/Mashable Internationale Funkausstellung, or IFA, is Europe’s largest trade show for consumer electronics that takes place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5 in Berlin. And it’s going to be a little different this year.  IFA is not really about phones — it never was. The big phone show is Mobile World Congress in February, and there are tons of brand-specific events throughout the year. But a few major…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review

August 11, 2018

There are no secrets in consumer electronics anymore. Sometimes it’s the fault of flubs and flaws and leakers. Sometimes it’s by design. In the case of the Galaxy Note 9, it’s a little bit of both. The Galaxy S9 wasn’t the blockbuster Samsung’s shareholders were expecting, so the company understandably primed the pump through a combination of teasers and leaks — some no doubt unintentional and others that seemed suspiciously…

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Forget watches or Fitbits you can track your workout with a ring

August 8, 2018

U.S. soldiers deployed overseas will now have to make sure geolocation services on all their devices are turned off. Image: Getty Images U.S. troops deployed overseas will have to remember to turn off the GPS tracking services on their favorite wearable fitness device. It’s an order. The U.S. Department of Defense has issued an order for any troops in warzones or stationed in overseas military bases to immediately disable all…

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Apple delivers best-ever second quarter despite sales worries

May 4, 2018

With revenues of over $61bn, Apple beat its 2015 record in the quarterly report released Tuesday, but sales of its most valuable product are slowing Apple on Tuesday shook off worries that its $1,000 iPhone had failed to live up to the hype but sales of the worlds most valuable companys most valuable product are slowing, and Apple has announced a plan to buy its way out of trouble. Releasing…

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Hold the phone: this is the very first \

April 5, 2018

Cars have wearables too!Image: QLYX Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. We all know we shouldn’t text or play games while driving, and it would be easier if we could just turn off our phones while at the wheel, but then we wouldn’t have access to important…

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Samsung allegedly plans to make CES relevant again with this sneak peek

November 23, 2017

Setting the tech agenda at CES.Image: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images In many ways, these days it seems the annual CES tradeshow in Las Vegas is where consumer tech goes to die. Vibrating smart jeans? Bizarre wearables? Temporary tattoo printers? Check, check, and check. All the biggest names like Apple, Microsoft, and Google have largely abandoned the event as a place for major product reveals in favor of their own press events. …

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The Best Laptop and Mobile Black Friday Deals You Can Order Online

November 18, 2017

Black Friday isn’t always the best time to buy a computer or phone. It’s easy to get ripped off by a deal that seems too good to be true (it usually is). To save you a few headaches, and a lot of dollars, we’ve compiled some WIRED picks for the best PCs and mobile device deals going on Black Friday weekend, some of which are already available. All of these…

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The 8 best gadgets from Berlin’s IFA 2017 technology show

September 28, 2017

Image: raymond wong/mashable Europe’s largest technology show, IFA, kicked off early this week in Berlin. Running until Sept. 6, the huge show gives everyone a glimpse into the future of consumer tech. While the biggest tech announcements are reserved for CES in January, big brands like Samsung and LG still debut some pretty sweet products at IFA.  SEE ALSO: What it’s like to have a lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren…

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