Dealerscope Staff

Dealerscope Staff
Netflix fueled by original programming, even as its costs hold earnings back, analysts say

Shares of Netflix Inc. soared 6% Thursday morning, a day after the company beat fourth-quarter earnings expectations and showed strong subscriber growth. With the stock gains pushing Netflix to a record level Thursday morning, analysts were enamored of the company’s rapid subscriber additions in the U.S. and even more so internationally. Still, Netflix’s promise to…

Hands on with Fujifilm’s new X100F and X-T20

Fujifilm announced two new cameras today, the fixed-lens X100F and the interchangeable lens X-T20. Both cameras are updates to prior models in Fujifilm’s lineup, and introduce the 24.3-megapixel sensor and new processor from the company’s higher-end cameras. While the biggest update in both cameras is indeed the new image sensor, there are some tweaks to…

New iPads Might Not Launch Until Sometime in the Second Half of 2017

Apple's new line of iPad models might not launch "until the second half of 2017," according to sources in the upstream supply chain speaking with DigiTimes. The new 9.7-inch iPad is predicted to enter mass production sometime in Q1 2017, while the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad models will begin production in Q2 of this year.…

LinkedIn's new design looks a lot like Facebook

LinkedIn is refreshing its entire site today with a new look that’s designed to bring the aging social network firmly into the 21st century. While most LinkedIn users probably visit the site infrequently, or because of a deluge of nagging emails, LinkedIn’s new design makes navigating the site a lot easier. There are now seven…

How Much Is A Trump Friendship Worth? For Tesla Shares, Up To 30%

Apparently you can put a price on being a strategic adviser to a president. Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas expects shares of Tesla Motors Inc. to surge 30 percent this year — and one of the reasons is the relationship between CEO Elon Musk and President-elect Donald Trump. "Elon Musk has an important line of…

AmazonGo Has The Retail World Terrified

A man wearing an HTC Vive virtual reality headset looks around a digital supermarket aisle as if lost, then gingerly uses the Vive's hand controllers to reorganize virtual cereal boxes on shelves. Elsewhere, people take turns acting out their best angry and sad faces for a photographer, so artificial intelligence software at the Google's Emotobooth…

Qualcomm sued by US regulators for anti-competitive practices

Qualcomm is being sued by the United States Federal Trade Commission for anti-competitive practices relating to the way it sells modems for devices like smartphones. According to the FTC, Qualcomm used its dominant position as a modem supplier to muscle out competition by essentially giving smartphone manufacturers two choices: pay extra for use of its…

Samsung's new phablet looks impressive, but good luck getting one

You've certainly heard of Samsung's Galaxy S line of phones, and probably heard of the Galaxy A and Galaxy J ranges, too. But what about Samsung Galaxy C phones? The new Galaxy C9 Pro has a 6-inch screen, which qualifies it as Samsung's latest phablet. It has some enticing specs, including 6GB of RAM, a…

New NexDock Uses Intel Compute Card to Become a Laptop

There has been a mini explosion of computing formats in recent years. It started with the Raspberry Pi, then desktop PCs started getting smaller to the point where Intel launched the NUC, and then the Compute Stick$131.46 at Amazon, and most recently the Compute Card became a thing. Then last year we got the NexDock,…

Google will reportedly launch Android One in the US

A report from The Information [paywall] claims that Google is going to bring its cheap smartphone initiative, Android One, to the US. Android One was originally cooked up for developing markets like India, which saw Google lay out guidelines for OEMs to make cheap smartphones that were actually good. Android One took "good enough" hardware…

The smartest watches are still mechanical

There was a little moment during this month’s Consumer Electronics Show where I discovered that I was surrounded by colleagues wearing regular, old school mechanical watches. Dan Seifert, Mark Linsangan, and I each had on a watch that knew only the time and date. It wasn’t a coordinated thing, and it wasn’t some hipster rejection…

Tesla is investing $350 million in its giant Gigafactory and hiring hundreds of workers

Tesla is making good on promises to invest and hire at its massive Gigafactory in Nevada. According to Electrek, the carmaker will spend $350 million and hire 500 workers to ramp up production of drivetrains for its forthcoming Model 3 mass-market vehicle, which will be priced at $35,000. Tesla already has a factory in Fremont,…