First Look: HTC Demos Crypto Smartphone Exodus at Slush 2018

Ten years ago, consumer electronics manufacturer HTC made history when it released the HTC Dream, the first commercial device to utilize the Android operating system. A few months later, another monumental event took place, when Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto mined...

Exclusive: Dash Claims Crypto Industry First with Automatic InstantSend Transactions

2018 hasn’t been the best of years for crypto. The sprint for mass adoption has converted into a triathlon in which contestants are starting to sink in the water. One of the (multiple) issues is scaling blockchains for wider use....

Hands-on with the Sirin Labs FINNEY, the First Crypto-Native Smartphone

Sirin Labs FINNEY Sirin Labs, the blockchain startup funded by nearly $158 million in initial coin offering (ICO) proceeds, has released its much-anticipated “blockchain smartphone,” the FINNEY. The firm unveiled the device on Thursday at a release party in Barcelona,...

vivo talks 5G, the first commercially ready device to be released in 2020

5G will undoubtedly be the hot topic of 2019 so big manufacturers like vivo are already testing smartphones with the new tech. During the International Symposium on ICT Technology today, vivo talked about details surrounding its next-generation 5G phones and...

Oppo R19 to be the first smartphone using MediaTeks upcoming Helio P80 chipset

MediaTek is working on its newest and best upper-midrange chipset at the moment. When it’s out, this will be called Helio P80, and it will be a beast in AI performance, as revealed by a benchmark last week. The P80...

UAE’s Al Hilal Becomes First Islamic Bank to Issue Bond on Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. A state-owned financial institution in the United Arab Emirates, Al Hilal Bank, has made...

SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.1: A first look

Microsoft’s flagship database is an important tool, with on-premises and in-cloud versions offering powerful storage and analytic tools. It’s also become an important application for data scientists, providing a framework for building and testing machine-learning models. There’s a lot in...

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