Gadget Ogling: Apple at Home

Welcome to the latest edition of Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that mines the latest gadget announcements in search of the latest and greatest gizmos... or at least the ones that provoke enough interest to discuss. And what do you know? With another Apple Worldwide Developers Conference keynote in the

After Blowout IPO, Is Snap a Keeper?

Shares of Snapchat owner Snap Inc. soared higher on Friday, following Thursday's successful initial public offering. Oh $SNAP pic.twitter.com/z9JhUGwLLU— NYSE (@NYSE) March 1, 2017 After debuting at US$17.00 on the New York Stock Exchange, Snap shares rose 44 percent to $24.48 on Thursday, well above analyst expectations, placing the company's value at $28 billion. The stock

Trending Storylines Hone LinkedIn’s Relevance

LinkedIn on Wednesday began rolling out Trending Storylines, a feature that offers curated feeds of the most interesting developing stories in a member's industry. Storylines are personalized for members through a combination of algorithms and the choices of LinkedIn's editorial team. The feeds may include perspectives from relevant influencers and news sources,

Facebook Builds a VR Space, but Will Anyone Come?

Facebook on Tuesday announced the beta launch of Facebook Spaces, a new app that allows users to connect with friends and colleagues in an interactive virtual reality environment. Facebook Spaces is available for Oculus Rift and Touch at the Oculus Store. The app provides a way for social media users to hang out

Xbox One X: More Speed, More Muscle

Microsoft earlier this week announced the next version of its Xbox line of gaming consoles, ahead of E3 2017, now ongoing in Los Angeles. The new Xbox One X, which goes on sale Nov. 7 for US$499, is slimmer than previous models and packed with power. With a 6-teraflop Scorpio engine, the