Apple has announced it is setting up its first China data center in partnership with a local internet services company, in accordance with the country’s new cybersecurity laws introduced last month.
Apple told Reuters on Wednesday that the data center would be built in the southern province of Guizhou with data management firm Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry (GCBD) as part of a planned $1 billion investment in the province.
„The addition of this data centre will allow us to improve the speed and reliability of our products and services while also complying with newly passed regulations,“ Apple said in a statement. „These regulations [...]
Following the debut of „Prime Day“ in 2015, and its return in 2016, Amazon this morning announced the third annual Prime Day will arrive next month, on July 11. Amazon calls this year’s event an „epic day of deals on everything you’re into,“ and like previous iterations you’ll have to be subscribed to Amazon Prime to gain access to the discounts.
Prime Day is expanding this year as well, beginning officially on July 10 at 6 PM PT and lasting a total of 30 hours into July 11, with „new deals as often as every five minutes.“ Additionally, Amazon has expanded the sale to 13 total countries in 2017, including the U.S., U.K., [...]
Spotify today announced a new mobile feature called Group Playlists for Messenger, which enables users of Facebook’s chat app to create music mixes collaboratively within a conversation thread.
With Group Playlists for Messenger, users can create new Spotify playlists with friends and immediately begin collaborating to build out their perfect mix. Ideal for parties, road trips, or simply collecting new favorites, Group Playlists provide a seamless way for users to collaborate and share music more easily than ever before.
The new feature means Messenger users can create a Group Playlist, share it with friends, and add songs to it directly from within the [...]
Hive, the U.K. smart connected home company backed by British Gas, today announced the Hive Camera, bringing video to its family of smart devices for the first time.
Similar to the Nest Cam, the Hive Camera enables users to monitor their home 24/7 wherever they are, using an accompanying mobile app. The device features motion and audio sensors that can be set to trigger motion and audio alerts, with automatic video recording also included.
The Hive Camera’s zoom function allows users to get a clearer view of what’s happening at home, with the added ability to trigger noises like a barking dog or alarm to discourage intruders.
In addition, a [...]