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Now Moto 360 owners can buy new bands at will
Did you rush to get a Moto 360 as soon as possible, only to realize that you were (temporarily) stuck with the band that came attached to your smartwatch? You can now do something about it. Motorola has started selling both leather and metal bands by...
11/27/2014 4:57:00 AM
iCracked officially brings its on-demand iPhone repair service to the UK
In this age of 24/7 connectedness, where there’s a problem, a solution is usually not too far behind. This is certainly the case with iCracked, a Silicon Valley-based company founded…
11/27/2014 4:54:33 AM
The first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer hits iTunes tomorrow
If you were worried you’d miss out because the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was only showing in a cinema far, far away, worry no longer. As well as debuting in…
11/27/2014 4:48:15 AM
Microsoft’s ComScore Numbers Have Been Changed To Hide A Massive Traffic Collapse (MSFT)
Microsoft redesigned its MSN web portal, the default Internet Explorer homepage on the 400 million new Windows PCs that are sold each year, in September. In recent weeks, sources have told Business Insider that the redesign had a drastic negative effect on visitor numbers not only to MSN itself but also Microsoft’s search engine Bing (MSN used to send users to Bing results when they clicked on article headlines.) The first verifiable evidence of our sources’ claims was due to be revealed in this month report from research company comScore, which would have usually published separate worldwide traffic figures for Bing and MSN. The theory was MSN traffic was massively down following the redesign and that Bing was being severely hurt by one of the changes, which saw MSN curate more stories from news sites. The issue was that it was seeing p
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11/27/2014 4:37:00 AM
Here Are The UK's Best Black Friday Deals
Black Friday is nearly upon us. Visa Europe says that this year, Britons are going to spend £6,000 per second. So here's where to go when everything gets crazy:
The online retailer is the father of Black Friday in the UK. Its offers changing daily deals and runs all week; they finish on November 30. Today, until 13.40pm, you can nab an iPhone 5 32GB for £329 — 23% off. There are also One Direction action figures and headphones with up to 70% off the asking price.
Owned by American retail giant Walmart, ASDA joins Amazon as one of the main companies behind Black Friday's introduction to the UK. Its discounts start at 8am on Friday and this year will it will also host a second sale on Saturday. As of Thursday morning, one offer is a 40inch flat-screen TV for £139. <
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11/27/2014 4:36:15 AM
4oD iOS app now supports AirPlay and HDMI mirroring
While Channel 4's 4oD streaming catch-up service will soon get a much-needed revamp, the broadcaster isn't shying away from keeping its current apps updated. In its latest round of iOS improvements, Channel 4 has added support for both HDMI output an...
11/27/2014 4:29:00 AM
5 Best Podcast Apps for Android
Podcast is a digital audio file which is mostly available in the form of episodic series. The podcast resides on the server of the distributor as a web feed, and listeners like you and me must install an application, commonly called as a podcatcher to access this web feed The ...
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11/27/2014 4:01:52 AM
The new Victoria's Secret sports bra connects directly to heart-rate monitors
Sports bras have been one of Victoria's secrets for a while, but the latest model, "Incredible" warrants at least a passing mention here at Engadget. It houses sensors and other connected technology within the fabric, courtesy of Finnish smart fabric...
11/27/2014 3:49:00 AM
10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (AAPL, TWTR, GPRO, FB, AMZN)
Good morning! It looks set to be an overcast day in London today. Here's the tech news you need to know.
1. Uber has been banned in Nevada.
It's the only state that allows prostitution.
2. European regulators want to roll out the "right to be forgotten" around the world.
They say people should be able to remove personal information that is "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant."
3. Uber's Android app could be collecting your personal data.
It sends private data back to the company.
4. Apple could partner with Foxconn to make sapphire displays.
The iPhone 6 doesn't have a sapphire screen, reportedly due to last-minute complications.
5. The CEO of Uber must share his emails with lawyers investigating how the company hands tips to drivers.
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11/27/2014 3:48:00 AM
OPEC deadline looms as oil falls
Oil futures sinks to a fresh four-year low as OPEC ministers meet.
11/27/2014 3:34:00 AM
Google faces bruising EU battle on search and privacy
U.S. tech giant Google faces a vote in Europe on Thursday over whether to separate its internet search engine from other commercial industries.
11/27/2014 3:26:00 AM
Best Buy slashes $100 off all iPad Air 2 models in early Black Friday sale
Following up on its "Get a Jump on Black Friday" sale launched, U.S. electronics retail chain Best Buy on Thursday added Apple's latest iPad Air 2 to the list with deep $100 discounts on all models, putting the starting price at only $399.99 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only version.
11/27/2014 3:17:00 AM
Vinyl certainly isn't dead
With all of the hoo-ha surrounding Taylor Swift's decision to pull her tracks from Spotify, it's easy to forget that downloads and streaming aren't the only ways people get their music. Many still buy CDs, although album sales have nearly halved in f...
11/27/2014 3:03:00 AM
Darth Vader Magic 8 Ball
Imagine that your wife likes Darth Vader and wants help making important life choices. (Who doesn’t?) [bithead942] solves both problems in one project by gutting a Lego clock and making a talking animatronic Darth Vader 8-Ball-style oracle. Now his wife can simply press Darth’s head and her decision-making is handled by the Dark Side of the Force. You can see the result in the video below the break. The internals consist mainly of an Arduino Nano, a WTV020SD WAV playback chip, and some swanky servos. [bithead942] took a Dremel to the existing clock interior and found a way to make …read more
11/27/2014 3:00:37 AM
Adidas adds Microsoft's MixRadio to its miCoach Smart Run watch
It was supposed to be Spotify. Instead, it looks like Adidas will rely elsewhere to get more music for miCoach Smart Run users to listen to during workout sessions. Thanks to a new partnership with MixRadio, Adidas is bringing Nokia's Microsoft's mus...
11/27/2014 3:00:00 AM
British embassy vehicle hit in suicide attack in Kabul
UPDATED: 05:11 a.m. ET A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, killing at least five people, including a foreigner and wounding more than 30 others, officials said. See also: Afghanistan Gets New President After Power-Sharing Deal, But Vote Total Kept Hidden An embassy spokesman confirmed the attack and said some people in the vehicle were wounded, without providing further details. The nationality of the foreigner could not be immediately confirmed but is believed to be British. Kabir Amiri, the administrative head of Kabul hospitals, said that at least five Afghan civilians were killed and up to 34 wounded. Afghan Public Health Ministry spokesman Kanishka Bektash Turkistani said the wounded included five children. Read more...More about Afghanistan, Us World, Worl
11/27/2014 2:25:17 AM
Goldman Sachs Invests $36M In Korean Food Delivery App Baedal Minjok
Seoul-based startup Woowa Brothers, which operates food delivery app Baedal Minjok, has announced that it has raised a 40 billion won (about $36 million) round led by Goldman Sachs. The capital will be used to improve Baedal Minjok’s technology and fuel its international expansion. Read More
11/27/2014 2:19:29 AM
UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap
An anonymous reader writes The UK's Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey today revealed a new scheme where undergraduates will be able to avoid student fees and student loans by working for companies for three years whilst simultaneously undertaking academic studies with participating universities, resulting in a degree at the end of their successful involvement in the scheme. The British government will fund two-thirds of the cost of tuition and the host employer the remainder. The "Digital Apprenticeship" scheme will remunerate students at an unspecified level of pay, and though details are currently sketchy, is reported to obviate the need for student loans. The initiative is targeting the skills gap in the digital sector, particularly in the field of web-development and technical analysis. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
11/27/2014 2:08:00 AM
Euronext glitch delays cash and derivatives indices
Euronext said on Thursday its cash and derivatives market indices were not trading due to a technical incident, and that the opening was delayed until further notice.
11/27/2014 2:05:00 AM
European Union wants Google to extend 'right to be forgotten' worldwide
The European Union wants Google to extend the range and impact of the "right to be forgotten" measures that passed earlier this year. The proposal would take the current limitation of EU-only domains like those ending in ".fr" and ".co.uk," and open ...
11/27/2014 2:01:00 AM
'Why won't the war stop?' South Sudan refugees in their own words
When students at the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in South Sudan first held the smart phones given to them by a UN Refugee Agency project, they didn't know how to turn them on. "These are people who have never seen a photo of themselves," Kathryn Mahoney, the UNHCR communications officer who led the initiative told
. "They come from a part of Sudan where there is no access to television or basic photography, so we were pretty much starting from scratch." See also: South Sudan: What Life Is Like in the World's Youngest Country Through the project, 21 students between the ages of 16 and 25 were given smartphones and participated in a two-month course in digital storytelling. Soon they were taking hundreds of photos documenting day-to-day life in the refugee camp. At the end of the course, students selected and wrote about th
11/27/2014 1:35:54 AM
Europe wants Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ to be applied on global search results
The European Union wants Google to wipe search results mentioning people who invoke their ‘right to be forgotten’ across all its sites, and not just its European versions, reports Reuters.…
11/27/2014 1:34:08 AM
Thanksgiving in zero-g: Space station astronauts enjoy 'traditional' dishes
Like most Americans back on the ground, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast: NASA food scientists have created zero-g versions of classic Thanksgiving dishes for this week's celebration.
11/27/2014 1:00:51 AM
Ebola vaccine from Glaxo passes test
An experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline caused no serious side effects, scientists reported on Wednesday.
11/27/2014 12:56:00 AM
Opera is working on a subscription-based storefront for apps
For entertainment services such as Netflix and Spotify, the all-you-can-eat model has been tremendously beneficial -- both have racked up millions and millions of subscribers to date. When it comes to offering mobile applications, though, that idea o...
11/27/2014 12:52:00 AM
Tiger Global Raises $2.5 Billion For New Deals
Investment firm Tiger Global has aggressively pursued new deals this year, and now it has a lot more cash to do so. According to an SEC filing, the firm closed $2.5 billion in new funding, that comes a little more than 6 months after it raised a $1.5 billion fund in April. Read More
11/27/2014 12:51:40 AM
Watch a Microsoft engineer use Kinect and a Sphero to simulate telekinesis
Telekinesis, defined as the psychic ability allowing one to influence a physical system without physical interaction, lives largely in the world of science fiction. Yet as we continue to see time and time again, technology is quickly helping drop the second word of that phrase and bring what we see on the big screen to […]
11/27/2014 12:43:39 AM
Oil price fall starts to weigh on banks
Banks are facing potentially heavy losses on an $850m loan made to two oil and gas companies, the FT reports.
11/27/2014 12:36:00 AM
Uber's Android App May Be Collecting An Alarming Amount Of Your Personal Data
Uber's Android app may be sending your private data back to the company, reports Cult of Mac's Buster Hein. The data transfer was reportedly discovered by Joe Giron, who runs a cybersecurity firm. Cult of Mac says: "Digging into the app’s code, GironSec discovered the Uber app “calls home” and sends private data back to Uber. This isn’t typical app data, though. Uber is sending back users’ entire SMSLog even though the app never requests permission. It also sends call history, Wi-Fi connections used, GPS locations and every type of device ID possible.
The app even checks your neighbor’s Wi-Fi and sends back info on the router’s capabilities, frequency and SSID."
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11/27/2014 12:15:00 AM
A 16-voice Homebrew Polyphonic Synth
Homebrew synths – generating a waveform in a microcontroller, adding a MIDI interface, and sending everything out to a speaker – are great projects that will teach you a ton about how much you can do with a tiny, low power uC. [Mark] created what is probably the most powerful homebrew synth we’ve seen, all while using a relatively low-power microcontroller. The hardware for this project is an LPC1311 ARM Cortex M3 running at 72 MHz. Turning digital audio into something a speaker can understand is handled by a Wolfson WM8762, a stereo 24-bit DAC. Both of these chips can …read more
11/27/2014 12:00:16 AM
16 TV shows you should catch up on during Thanksgiving weekend
Finding a TV show to marathon is not a difficult task by any means, but the problem with the lists upon lists that purport to aid you in the discovery of a series worth binge-watching is that they aren't exactly useful when your free time consists of only a few days Thus, as Thanksgiving approaches — and, if you have an especially thanks-worthy life, a four-day weekend —
has culled a list that won't tell you to marathon
The West Wing
while drifting in and out of your turkey coma See also: This Fall's New TV Shows: The Winners and Losers on Social Media The following list serves two purposes: Read more...More about Television, Entertainment, Tv, Streaming Television, and Cable Television
11/26/2014 11:57:45 PM
BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?
An anonymous reader writes This weekend both BT and Sky implemented the new changes, making it harder for their subscribers to reach these sites. Interestingly, however, BT appears to have gone above and beyond the court order, limiting access to various other sites as well. Over the past several days TorrentFreak has received reports from several users of private torrent sites who get an 'error blocked' message instead of their favorite sites. These include the popular IPTorrents.com and TorrentDay.com trackers, as well as scene release site Scnsrc.me. IPTorrents and Torrentday are significant targets. Although both sites require prospective users to obtain an invite from a current member (or from the site itself in exchange for cash), they have over a hundred thousand active users. The error displayed when BT subscribers try to access t
11/26/2014 11:35:00 PM
Listen to Microsoft Sam sing 'The Piña Colada Song'
Microsoft's Sam has many talents. But what does he do when he's finished helping users install their shiny new copy of Windows XP? Turns out, he kicks back, fixes himself a Piña Colada, and lays down the vocals for perhaps the definitive version of R...
11/26/2014 11:27:00 PM
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies after being hit by cricket ball
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital on Thursday after being struck by a cricket ball at the Sydney Football Ground on Tuesday. The 25-year-old South Australian batsman was playing in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales when a bouncer, a cricket term for a ball that bounces up from the pitch to head or chest level, hit his head behind his left ear. Hughes, who was wearing a helmet, looked down for a few minutes before collapsing on his face See also: Australian cricketer collapses face-first after ball hits his head The ball was bowled by Sean Abbott who has received counselling and has the Australian cricket community rallying behind him. Read more...More about Australia, Cricket, Us World, Phil Hughes, and Cricket Australia
11/26/2014 11:24:33 PM
Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield
A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.
11/26/2014 11:00:56 PM
$330 PlayStation 4, Xbox One shows up before Black Friday on eBay
Black Friday starts early as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gets discounted to $329.99.
11/26/2014 11:00:10 PM
Vine challenge: Make six seconds of eating food fun
This weekend, take the messy and creative opportunity to play with your meal under a camera lens. Whether you're home for Thanksgiving, or plan to dine out, one thing is certain: There will be food. So share your best six seconds on Vine; here are some styles to consider: Picasso-inspired food art, a video of your festive dining table and animated dishes. See also: 20 boozy Thanksgiving recipes for an extra helping of holiday cheer For those who celebrate Thanksgiving, use the feasting holiday to your advantage. Make your green-bean casserole dance around in its porcelain dish, or have your bowl of mashed potatoes transform into its original solid form. Read more...More about Family, Thanksgiving, Vine, Stop Motion Animation, and Social Media
11/26/2014 10:47:22 PM
Wistron to see good profits in 2015 thanks to iPhone 5c, says paper
Wistron is expected to achieve shipments at levels similar to those of 2014 for its notebook, desktop and LCD TV businesses in 2015, but the ODM's handheld device business is expected to continue benefiting from Apple's iPhone 5c orders and an improved yield, the company is looking at a possible EPS of NT$2.90 (US$0.09) for 2015, according to a Chinese-language
Economic Daily News (EDN)
report citing figures from market watchers.
11/26/2014 10:34:04 PM
Taiwan market: 4G user base tops 2.1 million at end of October, says NCC
The total number of 4G mobile communications subscribers in the Taiwan market increased to 2.103 million as of the end of October, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).
11/26/2014 10:33:36 PM
Mobile DRAM revenues rise 6% in 3Q14, says DRAMeXchange
Revenues for mobile DRAM reached US$3.46 billion in the third quarter of 2014, up 6% from US$2.27 billion in the second quarter, according to DRAMeXchange. Growth was driven by increased bit output despite a slight decline in ASPs.
11/26/2014 10:24:30 PM
Coolpad, China Telecom to launch dual-OS smartphone Platinum Dayton, says report
China-based vendor Coolpad is cooperating with China Telecom to unveil the Platinum Dayton, a flagship smartphone featuring dual operating systems (OS) for security purposes, for launch initially in the China market at a retail price of over CNY4,000 (US$653) in late November, according to China-based
11/26/2014 10:20:43 PM
Digitimes Research: China smartphone makers increase overseas shipments by 53% in 3Q14
Huawei Device was the top China-based smartphone maker in the third quarter of 2014, with shipments of 14.8 million units, according to Digitimes Research.
11/26/2014 10:15:48 PM
After nights of unrest, snow blankets Ferguson amid peaceful protests
As snow trickled down on Ferguson Wednesday night, protests continued at the police department, a popular gathering spot for demonstrations in recent months, but a quieter, subdued tone blanketed the scene. Gone were the vandals torching cars and looting businesses, as protesters in thick jackets and hats lined the street near the Ferguson Police Department, which was being protected by the National Guard. It was mostly silent at the department as night fell in the city scarred by violent protests following the announcement on Monday that the grand jury would not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown Read more...More about Us World, Us, and Ferguson
11/26/2014 10:04:22 PM
Patent wars may become competitive strategy in China smartphone market
China-based smartphone vendors may engage in patent wars in their home market as Huawei and ZTE reportedly have begun taking legal action against rivals including Xiaomi Technology, Oppo and Vivo, according to industry sources.
11/26/2014 10:04:12 PM
Inotera orders equipment from Applied Materials
Inotera Memories has purchased a batch of production equipment from Applied Materials for NT$1.38 billion (US$44.76 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
11/26/2014 10:00:33 PM
LG GizmoPal wearable lets kids call their parents with one button
Even though the wearable space is flooded with a ton of options, most of those are geared toward grown-ups. And, hey, why not let the little ones join the fun too. Earlier this year, LG introduced the KizOn in South Korea, a wearable for children tha...
11/26/2014 9:54:00 PM
Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital
Carousell, a mobile app marketplace that lets sellers upload items with a few taps on their smartphones, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital. The Singaporean startup’s existing investors, Rakuten Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups, and serial entrepreneur Darius Cheung, also returned for this round, which brings Carousell’s total raised so far… Read More
11/26/2014 9:32:03 PM
Why analysts are writing off December
Christmas decorations aren't the only thing going up earlier. Analysts are moving up their market outlooks for the new year.
11/26/2014 9:22:00 PM
Why next year’s GoPro videos could be the craziest you’ve ever seen
2014 has been an amazing year for wild-and-crazy GoPro videos and it looks like 2015 could be even crazier. The Wall Street Journal reports that GoPro is working on a line of consumer drones that have GoPro cameras equipped and that would let GoPro fans take amazing aerial videos. RELATED: Amazing video shows NASA astronauts placing a GoPro inside a floating water bubble “The company plans to start selling multi-rotor helicopters equipped with high-definition cameras late next year, aiming for a price tag between $500 and $1,000, according to these people,” writes the Journal. “The entry of a big consumer-electronics brand to the drone market signals how mainstream — and lucrative — the industry has become in just a few years. Consumers
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11/26/2014 9:15:14 PM
Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025
Lucas123 writes An industry consortium made up by leading hard disk drive manufacturers shows they expect the areal density of platters to reach 10 terabits per square inch by 2025, which is more than 10 times what it is today. At that density, hard disk drives could conceivably hold up to 100TB of data. Key to achieving greater bit density is Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) and Bit Patterned Media Recording (BPMR). While both HAMR and BPMR will increase density, the combination of both technologies in 2021 will drive it to the 10Tbpsi level, according to the Advanced Storage Technology Consortium (ASTC). Read more of this story at Slashdot.
11/26/2014 9:03:00 PM
Apple Pay competitor ‘Android Pay’ is reportedly coming to China
According to a new report from China Business News, a new mobile payments service called Android Pay is coming, and will likely launch in the third quarter of 2015.
11/26/2014 9:00:36 PM
Custom Raspberry Pi Thermostat Controller
Thermostats can be a pain. They often only look at one sensor in a multi-room home and then set the temperature based on that. The result is one room that’s comfortable and other rooms that are not. Plus, you generally have to get up off the couch to change the temperature. In this day and age, who wants to do that? You could buy an off-the-shelf solution, but sometimes hacking up your own custom hardware is just so much more fun. [redditseph] did exactly that by modifying his home thermostat to be controlled by a Raspberry Pi. The temperature is …read more
11/26/2014 9:00:21 PM
Money is time for Samsung Electronics
Samsung's $2 billion share buyback plan will buy the company time with investors as it searches for new growth drivers, say analysts.
11/26/2014 8:56:00 PM
Amazon Slashes Kindle Prices for Black Friday
Bargains on the Fire Phone follow a tepid public reception on the device
11/26/2014 8:55:51 PM
OnePlus opens first retail store in China, more to come
The $349 OnePlus One might still be invite-only, but the company has started to build its own retail stores in China for those that want to buy it in person.…
11/26/2014 8:50:13 PM
CBS to broadcast your social media posts alongside Macy's parade
CBS' coverage of Macy's parade last year featured viewers' Instagram photos shown on screen -- this year, it's expanding audience's participation even more. The network will use the same service it used in 2013 called Vidpresso, but instead of showin...
11/26/2014 8:35:00 PM
Obama signs E-Label act so your next phone can drop the ugly logos
Your next phone might drop the ugly logos on the back altogether, with President Barack Obama officially signing the E-Label act into law today. The E-Label act means that most…
11/26/2014 8:33:51 PM
Why Eddie Redmayne feared Stephen Hawking before 'Theory of Everything'
NEW YORK CITY — The sunlight glare reflecting off Eddie Redmayne's silver wristwatch bounces around the hotel room as he recounts meeting Stephen Hawking. In
The Theory of Everything
, Redmayne's transformation from the young, agile Hawking into the wheelchair-bound astrophysicist living with motor-neuron disease is well-worthy of an Oscar nomination. Unlike his polished watch, the role is gritty, one he remembers spending four months preparing for physically before visiting Hawking's home in Cambridge, England See also: 'The Theory of Everything': Eddie Redmayne's Big Oscar Bang in Toronto "The fear was I was meeting him a few days before I started filming and what if everything I thought was undermined by meeting him and realizing his character wasn’t who I thought he was," Redmayne told
at the W
11/26/2014 8:31:46 PM
Video: Watch the Wu-Tang Clan’s epic Letterman reunion
It’s been 21 years since the Wu-Tang Clan took the hip-hop world by storm with their brilliant debut record Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and since then many of them have gone on to have successful solo careers, most notably members Ghostface Killah, Method Man and the dearly departed Ol’ Dirty Bastard. RELATED: Rap legend Rza explains why there will only be one copy of Wu-Tang’s next album On The Late Show With David Letterman this week, six members of the Wu got together for a reunion to perform a track called “Ruckus in B Minor” off their new album A Better Tomorrow, which is scheduled to drop next week on December 2nd. While the new track obviously isn’t as great
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11/26/2014 8:30:54 PM
Apple touts iOS 8 voice messaging in new iPhone 6 ad
One day after delivering two iPhone 6 ads highlighting Continuity and gaming performance, Apple on Wednesday continued with a spot demonstrating voice messages, a new-for-iOS 8 feature that lets users send audio via Messages.
11/26/2014 8:23:00 PM
Apple premieres another new iPhone ad, this time focusing on iOS 8’s voice message feature
Following the release of two new iPhone ads earlier this week, Apple has put out yet another commercial for the iPhone 6. Like the others, “Voice Text” features Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and pop star Justin Timberlake discussing the newest features on Apple’s smartphone. In this ad, Fallon and Timberlake demonstrate the many uses […]
11/26/2014 8:16:08 PM
JetBlue, Zappos surprise Thanksgiving travelers with baggage claim prizes
Travelers arriving to terminal 5 at New York's John F. Kennedy airport on Wednesday got a surprise: JetBlue and Zappos teamed up to turn baggage claim into a prize game and created a cheering section to welcome everyone arriving to New York The holiday season airport surprise is becoming a veritable tradition: Last year JetBlue launched a campaign to grant Christmas wishes to stranded passengers. See also: Day before Thanksgiving is a busy travel day — but not the busiest That campaign did not spread as widely as one by WestJet, however, which surprised several holiday travelers last year with their perfect gifts. Read more...More about Zappos, Jetblue, Us, Lifestyle, and Travel Leisure
11/26/2014 8:06:01 PM
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Instagrab - your Instag...
11/26/2014 8:00:00 PM
GoPro is reportedly making camera-equipped drones
It's not enough to simply strap an action camera on your helmet these days; now that you can mount a camera on a drone or get one built-in, aerial sports footage is the way to go. And GoPro knows it, apparently. The Wall Street Journal hears that GoP...
11/26/2014 7:58:00 PM
We may have underestimated the super-high salaries of Silicon Valley interns (in 1 graph)
Thanks to some generous perks, top paid tech interns make a lot more money than most of the country.
11/26/2014 7:46:38 PM
Use this Google Now trick to add countdown timers to important events
One of the best things about Google Now is that it literally gives us no excuse to miss or be late for important events. Not only does it give you reminders about when your events are but it also gives you traffic reports that will help you find the fastest route to your event’s destination. Now Android Police has uncovered yet another Google Now trick that will give you yet another way to keep track of some events: Countdown timers. RELATED: Here are some more Google Now tricks you may not know about Essentially, Android Police found that these countdown timers are based on your reminders. Unfortunately, it appears that these reminders aren’t yet tied to your Calendar app yet so
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11/26/2014 7:45:54 PM
Bits Blog: New F.A.A. Report Tallies Drone Sightings, Highlighting Safety Issues
The list is not comprehensive, but it still provides a good idea of why the F.A.A. and others are increasingly concerned about the safe operation of drones.
New York Times
11/26/2014 7:38:12 PM
Uber’s Android app collects an ‘uncool’ amount of data about users, security pro says
The deep dive into the Uber app may provide more evidence of the company's real position on data privacy.
11/26/2014 7:37:48 PM
11 people who keep America running by going to work on Thanksgiving
While much of the population will be lazing around at home eating turkey this Thursday as businesses across the country are shuttered for Thanksgiving, others will be spending the day at work.
sent photojournalist Natalie Keyssar to talk to some of the shopkeepers, bartenders, cab drivers, waiters, police officers and others who will spend Thanksgiving on the job and see how they cope with working through the holiday. See also: San Francisco's 'wishing tree' grows holiday hopes and dreams And for the most part, they don't seem to mind it too much. Some say they could use the overtime pay, others acknowledge that working holidays is par for the course when running your own business and most manage to squeeze in time for family or friends around their shifts. (A few big retail chains, where workers likely spend long hou
11/26/2014 7:37:15 PM
Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli
Whoops. Welcome to literal fait accompli. A short, unfinished blog listed as written by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha hit the RSS wires earlier today. Here’s what it looked like: It led to the following URL: http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/25/microsoft-acquires-acompli/. In case you missed it, the URL slug says “Microsoft Acquires Acompli.”… Read More
11/26/2014 7:34:43 PM
AR-15 rifle stolen from torched police car during Ferguson protest
An AR-15 rifle was stolen from a police car torched in Monday night's Ferguson unrest, St. Louis County police said. When a police car was torched in the evening, the rioters stole the powerful rifle from a rack it was stored in, Sgt. Brian Schellman told stltoday.com Wednesday. Around the same time, another police car was also set on fire. See also: Londoners chant 'hands up don't shoot' as Ferguson protests spread to Europe Police use pepper spray to disperse crowds after they torch patrol car by Ferguson city hall http://t.co/JG7LJ0mky5 pic.twitter.com/D6K2kUfQ40 — KTLA (@KTLA) November 26, 2014 Read more... More about Us World, Us, and Ferguson
11/26/2014 7:30:33 PM
Amazon Cloudfront issues causing problems for many services [Update: It’s fixed]
If the Web looks like 1995 all over again for you today, it’s probably not just you. Intermittent issues with Amazon’s Cloudfront DNS service today has caused a number of sites to…
11/26/2014 7:19:04 PM
Twitter to track installed third-party apps on iOS with new app graph system
Ubiquitous microblogging platform Twitter on Wednesday announced a new initiative called app graph, which looks to track the apps users have installed on their devices to suggest promoted content and potentially allow for enhanced timeline personalization.
11/26/2014 7:15:19 PM
Startups: Does your marketing feel like a gift or a re-gift?
On the other hand, think about the last time you were “re-gifted.” You probably got the feeling that the gift giver didn’t really care about you as much as you had hoped.
11/26/2014 7:00:59 PM
Samsung might have to pay even more for infringing Apple patents
Even though Samsung and Apple have settled their international patent disputes, the lawsuits in the U.S. are far from being a distant memory. Apple has largely won the two major trials in American courts, with Samsung having to pay more than $1 billion in combined damages; though both sides have appealed various verdicts in these trials. Following the second, less-successful, win against Samsung, Apple has also asked the court to rule in its favor regarding ongoing royalties for Samsung products found to infringe three specific patents that a jury already found to have been infringed by older Samsung devices. FROM EARLIER: Apple needs Samsung more than ever for the future iPhones and iPads Online publication FOSS Patents reports that Judge Judy Koh, who oversaw
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11/26/2014 7:00:14 PM