As expected, CES 2017 brought forth quite a bit for BlackBerry from multiple directions. We got to see the pre-production models of the BlackBerry 'Mercury', plus BlackBerry QNX made several announcements surrounding autonomous driving technology. If you missed Upstream last night where we discussed all the announcements, you can get yourself caught up right now by downloading the audio or...

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Grab Aukey's folding travel charger for just $6 right now!

Right now you can pick up Aukey's compact folding charger for just $6 with coupon code AUKPAU32, a savings of $4. Once folded up, this charger isn't much taller or wider than an SD card, and has two USB ports to allow easy charging of your favorite gadgets. It has a 2.4A output for making sure you are getting the best charging speed that you can, and thanks to its AiPower Adaptive Charging...

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Aukey is currently offering its five port USB desktop charging station for just $20 with coupon code AUKUSBC5, a savings of $5. Don't get stuck looking for multiple outlets to charge up your gadgets, and instead just use one to get them all charged. This hub has 4 regular USB ports, along with one USB-C port for easy charging on just about anything you have around. Being Quick Charge 3.0 it will...

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CES 2017 Day Three: How many pixels do you really need?

CES 2017 Thursday, 5 January 2017 Three screens are better than one Razer's concept laptop is just… insane. There are the laptops that everybody else is showing off at CES 2017, and there's Razer's Project Valerie. The bottom half is a standard Razer Blade Pro — a powerhouse gaming laptop, no doubt — but the lid contains not one, not two, but three 17.3-inch 4K displays....

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Check out BlackBerry QNX's autonomous prototype vehicle in action

*/ /*-->*/ As announced earlier BlackBerry and Renesas Electronics America put their a 2017 Lincoln MKZ autonomous prototype vehicle to the test at CES 2017 with help from the University of Waterloo. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any video of that exact demo but BlackBerry QNX has uploaded a video of the two test cars in action on their respective test tracks. Plus,...

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BlackBerry and Giuliani Partners team up to combat cyber threats

BlackBerry and Giuliani Partners team up to combat cyber threats

*/ /*-->*/ Following up on the announcement of BlackBerry Secure in December of last year, BlackBerry has now announced the comprehensive mobile security platform has been chosen by Giuliani Partners to support the firm's cybersecurity consulting services for government and enterprise customers. As noted by John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackBerry...

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Digital Offers: Master SEO with this lecture series for just $29

Are you looking to make a career change in 2017 that may involve needing to know more about SEO and how it all works? Learning new skills is daunting. It can be challenging, time-consuming, and even expensive. Luckily, it doesn't have to be all of those things. Meet the Lecture Series for SEO Certification, a way for you to move through the learning at your own pace. Whether you have some free...

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These headphones will stay in your ears even when active for just $14

Looking for a new set of headphones but aren't quite ready to make the jump to Bluetooth? If so, TYLY's Tunz headphones may be a perfect set to consider. The headphones are made for active people so they will stay in your ear, and there are three different sized gels to ensure you get the right fit. You can pick from five different colors on the headphones, and right now you can pick up a pair...

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CES 2017 Day Two: New laptops, new phones, and old ideas made new

CES 2017 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 Update all the laptops Thinner, faster, lighter, stronger. With new 7th-generation Core chips from Intel landing in the months before CES, it was time for a seemingly every PC manufacturer to update their lineup. In the cards for everybody: thinner, lighter, marginally faster, longer-lasting batteries, Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, and a notable...

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John Chen to take part in 'Self-Driving Cars: New Rules of the Road' panel

*/ /*-->*/ As part of the SuperSessions happening at CES 2017, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is scheduled to take part in the Self-Driving Cars: New Rules of the Road panel and if you're interested, you can tune in live. Self-driving cars need a roadmap of their own to succeed in what's been, until now, uncharted territory. Learn how automobile companies, hardware and software...

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BlackBerry QNX and Renesas collaborate on autonomous driving technology platform

*/ /*-->*/ The BlackBerry QNX news continues to flow out of CES 2017. This time around, BlackBerry and Renesas Electronics America have announced a new collaboration to develop an automotive-grade technology platform for autonomous driving. Using CES as the backdrop, the two companies put its joint autonomous driving technology platform in motion today on a test track at CES...

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Get an eyeful of the new BlackBerry with MrMobile

[ad] TCL has only kind of announced their new BlackBerry, as we don't have a name or any information about when and how it can be acquired, but we do have one thing: MrMobile's hands on preview. There's not a lot of information yet, but what we do have we're happy to share with you. If you're like us and very interested in what the new BlackBerry has to offer, you'll want to check out this...

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BlackBerry 'Mercury' hands-on: Riding into 2017 on a phone with no name

BlackBerry Mercury

The BlackBerry brand continues to get much-needed TLC from its new owner TCL. */ /*-->*/ Under the new direction of TCL, BlackBerry's smartphone business is poised for a relative revival. It's no big revelation to say that BlackBerry's market share and mind share are nowhere near what they were in its prime, but at CES 2017 BlackBerry is hoping to kickstart a new direction by...

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BlackBerry Mercury

*/ /*-->*/ Ahead of CES 2017, TCL teased that they would be offering a look at the first device to come out of their smartphone software and brand licensing deal with BlackBerry and they've now made good on that, though, they're keeping a lot of the finer details surrounding the phone secret for just a bit longer. More of an introduction than a full announcement So secret...

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*/ /*-->*/ In the lead up to CES 2017, BlackBerry QNX let it be known the show would be big for them and they're already off to great start, having now announced what they're calling their "most advanced and secure embedded software platform for autonomous drive and connected cars." also known as QNX SDP 7.0. From John Wall, senior vice president and head of BlackBerry QNX:...

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CES 2017 Day One: Processors, convertibles, and clamshells galore

CES 2017 Tuesday, 3 January 2017 Honor 6X goes for the broke A decent enough Android phone for a cheap enough price. Honor is back at it with the new Honor 6X, a phone that offers far more than you'd expect for its low price — just $249. For that you get a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Huawei Kirin 655 processor, 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, and a 12MP camera. That main...

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*/ /*-->*/ Just in case the earlier teaser was not enough for you, Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, North America just dropped another for everyone to take in.

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BlackBerry begins rollout of January Android security update

BlackBerry begins rollout of January Android security update

Beta Zone has been updated with the new details as well, so some of you will start seeing it pushed as a 'beta' release. Seemingly skipping the Beta Zone testing phase this month, BlackBerry has now begun their rollout of the January Android security update. As posted on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, the software version is available immediately for BlackBerry powered by Android smartphones...

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Snapdragon 835 debuts with Kryo 280 CPU, Bluetooth 5, Gigabit LTE, and much more

Snapdragon 835 CES

Qualcomm raises the bar with the Snapdragon 835. */ /*-->*/ Qualcomm offered up a quick look at the Snapdragon 835 back in November, announcing that it would be the company's first SoC to be built on a 10nm node. At CES, we're getting a detailed look at what's on offer with this year's high-end SoC. The shift to 10nm means that the overall size of the Snapdragon 835 is 30%...

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Feel Great 2017: Get Fit with MrMobile

[ad] It's that special time of year! The time we all say "heck no, I'm not going to keep all this holiday weight!" and trundle off to the gym... for about a week. But not this year! You know it's going to be different, and you want some apps to help you keep to that goal. MrMobile and his friends Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo, Serenity Caldwell at iMore, Marques Brownlee at MKBHD, Krystal...

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