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Mingis on Tech: Of 3D printers (and Eiffel Towers)

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis goes one-on-one with Senior Reporter Lucas Mearian to get the nitty gritty details about 3D printing, MakerBot printers and about why Mearian is fixated on Eiffel Towers. Similar IT Insights More IT Insights Provided by IDC Directions 2016 Upcoming Event: IDC Directions 2016 Overview with Frank Gens (2:22) Provided by IDC Directions 2016 IDC Directions ... Read More »

Cramer: Keep an eye on oil prices

Oil prices are pushing stocks lower as investors looked to move on from a dismal January, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. “The inventory numbers are still too large. I don’t see any real demand at the $34-$35 level,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” U.S. oil inventories increased by 8.4 million barrels from Jan 18. to Jan. 22, according ... Read More »

Fed holds line; rate hikes still on the tableFed,holds,line;,rate,hikes,still,on,the,table

The Federal Reserve opted not to raise interest rates at its January meeting and gave no indication that it was changing course on its rate-hiking path ahead. Amid substantial turmoil in financial markets, the Federal Open Market Committee statement issued Wednesday did say it was “closely monitoring global economic and financial developments,” referring to the volatility that led most of ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone Zoom finally goes up for pre-order in the US, shipping on February 1

After more than a year since its initial introduction, the Asus ZenFone Zoom is now actually close to becoming available in the US. The handset has so far been released in Taiwan, and it was recently revealed to be making the jump to the US sometime in February. That hasn’t changed, but starting today you can pre-order one if you ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) specs spotted on GFXBench

Samsung’s refreshed 2016 “J” series is really shaping up nicely. A few days ago, we saw theGalaxy J1 (2016) quietly go on sale in Dubai and shortly after, the new J5 (2016) made an appearance with a full specs reveal on GFXBench. Naturally, it didn’t take too long for theGalaxy J7 (2016) to follow. It made a quick visit to ... Read More »

Someone is about to be proven very wrong on Apple

Analysts and traders are extremely far apart on shares of Apple. Over the past six months, shares of the tech giant have fallen more than 25 percent, badly underperforming the S&P 500. And on Tuesday, Apple shares dipped below $96. Meanwhile, analysts’ average price target on shares of the stock is $140, according to data provider FactSet. Some, like Goldman ... Read More »

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 owners reporting mysterious green line on display

Several users of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 smartphone are reporting an issue with their device where-in a vertical green light appears on the device’s display. A quick look at Motorola’s forums reveal that the issue dates back to November last year. A user who goes by the name of Venoran posted his side of the story on Motorola’s forum, ... Read More »

Flash video is ‘on life support,’ but big sites won’t let go

As a video format, Adobe Flash is almost gone for good. According to a report by Encoding.com, Flash accounted for just 6 percent of video output last year, down 15 percent from 2014. Today, it’s mainly used for legacy browsers, banner ads, and some specific edge cases. “We expect to see the Flash video codec disappear completely from our report ... Read More »

After lackluster Apple report, all eyes on Samsung

Just how bad are conditions in the smartphone market? We’ll get a better idea later Wednesday when Samsung announces its latest quarterly earnings. Apple painted a pretty bleak picture for high-end smartphones on Tuesday when it reported slow sales growth and forecast its first drop in revenue in 13 years. “We’re seeing extreme conditions—unlike anything we’ve experienced before—just about everywhere ... Read More »

13 ways to Build and Market your Brand on Instagram

Instagram has been out there for a few years now and it is proving to be a big networking and socializing platform. You probably use Instagram to only reach your friend and family as well as strangers. But did you know that Instagram could be what your business needs? The business size doesn’t actually matter. Marketers all over the world ... Read More »