Shaun Ryan, Forbes
As we look ahead to the technologies that will bring the next wave of possibilities for retail, autonomous vehicles and 3D printing are sure to have a huge impact. But the technology I think will most start to come into its own in 2016 is virtual reality.
Rob Cappellina, Wearable
An estimated 13.4 million devices were sold according to research, dwarfing 2014’s 7.2 million, and the average price soared from $96 to $109, thanks to the release of premium devices, such as the Apple Watch.
Jon Fingas, Engadget
MIT has won a SpaceX competition that challenged students worldwide to design a pod for the ultra-fast tube transportation. The school’s team gets to build a vehicle that will run on a yet-to-be-built test track near SpaceX’s California headquarters.
The Arcimoto SRK is a three-wheeled electric vehicle with a unique design. It’s fast, fun, and maybe even a little bit practical. The Verge’s Sean O’Kane took it for a test drive in Las Vegas. Here is his initial reaction.
Jason Lederman, Popular Science
The live-streaming video app Periscope is cool, there’s no doubt about it. But it can be frustrating to broadcast something amazing and know your viewers can’t fully experience it because of the quality of your phone’s camera. That’s all about to change today, with the announcement that owners of the WiFi-enbaled GoPro Hero 4 camera will be able to stream video to the Periscope app on their phones, directly from their separate GoPro cameras.
Karissa Bell, Mashable
Facebook is once again tweaking its News Feed algorithm to help weed out posts you may not want to see. The company said Monday that it is updating the News Feed based on feedback from user surveys; the changes will affect which updates will appear at the top of your feed.
Ari Levy, CNBC
Mike Snider, USA Today
When Yahoo delivers its fourth-quarter earnings performance Tuesday, Wall Street doesn’t want just numbers, it wants a glimpse at the road map of the ailing Internet company’s future.
We want people around the world to feel like Uber was born in their city, so a conventional brand system simply won’t work. You can’t have the same look and feel in Chengdu as you do in Charleston and expect to be embraced by both cultures. At the same time, building a globally recognizable brand requires common elements people can associate with you.
David Goldman, CNN Money
A jury has ordered Apple to pay $626 million in damages after finding that iMessage, FaceTime and other Apple software infringed on another company’s patents.