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Apple says no fun allowed on the Touch Bar

The Touch Bar is serious business. Apple’s interface guidelines warn against all kinds of fun things that developers probably started thinking about when the new MacBook Pros leaked earlier this week. No doubt some apps will find a way to be creative even under the stern eye of Apple’s party ...

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JayBird slims down the profile and pricing for its X3 Bluetooth earbuds

By Bluetooth headphone standards, JayBird’s new X3 aren’t very sexy. Compared to the company’s recently released Freedom earbuds, they’re big and bulky. But that’s somewhat beside the point. The headphones are notably smaller than their predecessors, and more importantly, they’re significantly cheaper, with a $130 asking price. Compare that to the ...

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Ericsson names longtime board member as new CEO

Ericsson/Facebook Ericsson’s board of directors has appointed Börje Ekholm as Ericsson’s new president and CEO, effective January 16, 2017, the company announced today. Ekholm — currently CEO of Patricia Industries, a division within the Swedish investment firm Investor — has served on the Ericsson board of directors for 10 years ...

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Xiaomi beefs up its mobile virtual reality push with Mi VR

Xiaomi has added another mobile VR headset to its portfolio: announcing the Mi VR today — which it says is its first virtual reality headset with an inertial motion controller. The company’s debut VR device, the Mi VR Play, was revealed this summer — an entry level mobile VR headset designed to house a ...

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Akamai's Q3 gets boost from security services

Akamai third quarter results were strong courtesy of its security and cloud performance services. The company reported third quarter earnings of $76 million, or 43 cents a share, on revenue of $584 million, up 6 percent from a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings for the quarter was 68 cents a share. ...

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