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Verizon will offer a yearly upgrade plan (but only for iPhones)

Verizon Wireless announced on Thursday that it will offer its customers annual iPhone upgrades should they purchase a new 6s or 6s Plus on Friday, September 25th. According to the company's press release, everybody that's already preordered one of the new iPhones is already enrolled in the Verizon …

Bill Clinton appears in virtual-reality movie on Africa

NEW YORK (AP) — As world leaders descend on the United Nations this weekend, former President Bill Clinton will be taking them to East Africa through …

QuizUp has a new corporate trivia game for companies

QuizUp is expanding beyond its realm of competitive trivia gaming with a new program aimed at helping companies revamp corporate learning, reports TechCrunch.<p>QuizUp at Work lets employees face off against each other in fast-paced challenges based on their companies’ corporate programs, products and …

Pooductive, a social network for pooping people. Seriously.

There really is a messaging app for everyone and every place — apparently, even including the toilet.<p>A new chat app called Pooductive aims to create …

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5 YouTube secrets you should try

Want to know how popular YouTube is? Think how many conversations you've had lately that included the phrase, "I saw this great video on YouTube ..." News, instructions, cat videos, instant celebrities, music, humor, emotional stories and more are all within a split-second search.<p>But if you just go …

Microsoft opens Xbox-to-Windows game streaming up to everyone

Microsoft's removed the Xbox-to-PC game-streaming restrictions and now anyone with Redmond's latest console and Windows 10 can play <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> or attempt to jump into a few online <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> matches on their device. More than that, some pretty big new features are hitting …

Viewing time on YouTube grew 60% last quarter

More 18- to 49-year-olds in the US now “tune into” YouTube than any cable network, Google executives said in an earnings call with investors today (June 16).<p>The search giant’s online video platform saw a 60% rise in viewing time in the second quarter compared to a year prior. That’s “the fastest …

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First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery Drops Medicine in Virginia

The first government-approved drone delivery took flight on Friday, in which an unmanned aerial vehicle successfully dropped medical supplies to a health clinic in rural southwest Virginia.<p>Several hundred people including Gov. Terry McAuliffe came to the fairgrounds in the coal-mining region of …

YouTube Gaming to capitalise on PewDiePie, Minecraft and live videos

New spin-off will launch in the summer as a site and app, gathering YouTube games videos in one place, and taking on Amazon’s Twitch<p>YouTube is launching YouTube Gaming, a new spin-off app and website for gamers that will make its debut in the summer, initially in the US and UK.<p>It will seek to …

How Apple Music Will Trick You Into Paying For Music Forever

With the launch of Apple Music at this week’s WWDC keynote, one of the biggest ‘when’ questions around Cupertino has been answered (when will Tim Cook and his team launch a streaming music service?). Now the pressure is off, Apple can concentrate on other matters that will change the world (such as …

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The head of the new 'YouTube built for gamers' dishes on why it's not just copying Amazon's Twitch

Although YouTube has long been chock-full of gaming videos, YouTube Gaming puts all that content in one place, giving over 25,000 games their own branded channels, and, more importantly, giving users a new, simpler way to stream their gameplay live.<p>With the new live-streaming feature, YouTube …

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Gran Turismo 7 Probably Coming Before 2017, Will Have Better Crash Physics

Gran Turismo hasn't been in the news lately, but the next installment in the PlayStation-exclusive racing series may not be too far away.<p>Creator Kazunori Yamauchi, in an interview with the Italian games webstie SpazioGames, expressed hope that Gran Turismo 7 will come some time before 2017 for the …

Apple made an Android app that helps people switch to iOS

Apple's getting more aggressive than ever before in trying to move Android users over to iOS. The company has previously offered a step-by-step tutorial to ease the transition for people coming from Samsung, HTC, and other Android phones. Now it's building an <i>actual app</i> to help transfer essentials …

Apple Music vs. the competition: A streaming music cheat sheet

The past few years have seen a shift from owning music to accessing as much as you want on various streaming services. Why pay $9.99 for a new album each month when you can get a firehose of content for the same price? Now Apple looks to get in on the action with its newest offering, Apple Music. …

The First Trailer For Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Movie Feels Pretty Social Network-y

Aaron Sorkin has been talking about his screenplay about Steve Jobs’ life for several years, and it’s had a bumpy path to production — but now we’ve finally got some official footage, with Universal Studios releasing the first trailer.<p>Related Articles<p>The Steve Jobs Movie With Seth Rogen And Michael …

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Apple Appears to Have Acquired GPS Firm Coherent Navigation [Confirmed]

In one of its latest efforts to bolster its mapping capabilities, Apple appears to have acquired Coherent Navigation, a Bay Area GPS-related firm founded in 2008 by engineers from Stanford and Cornell.<p>One of Coherent Navigation's areas of focus was High Integrity GPS ("iGPS"), a system that …

This Controversial Chinese Company Wants To 3-D Print Your Next House

SUZHOU, China -- Walking through WinSun’s show lot in the Suzhou Industrial Park, one gets a glimpse of the past and possible future of building construction. Views from the fifth story of a boxy concrete structure reveal a horizon typical of the outskirts of Chinese cities today: Clusters of …

LG is building a Windows phone for Verizon

LG pledged continuing support for Windows phones over a year ago. As you may have noticed, though, its actual support since then has been... less than enthusiastic. That could be changing shortly, as <i>Neowin</i> claims to have an image of a Windows-powered LG phone for Verizon. There's precious little …

Apple's extra-slim MacBook is near impossible to fix yourself

It's already evident that most Apple computers aren't designed with do-it-yourself repairs in mind, but the new MacBook takes that inaccessibility to a new level. The crew at iFixit has torn down the ultra-slim machine, and it's clear that Apple took away a lot of repair options in its quest to …

The First Set of Apps for Apple Watch Are Ready

With the launch of the highly-anticipated Apple Watch just a month away, Apple has already<p>With the launch of the highly-anticipated Apple Watch just a month away, Apple has already updated a set of preexisting apps, fine-tuned for the wearable device. However, only a select group of credible …

A 4-inch iPhone 6 would be welcomed by many users (but will Apple deliver?)

Have you noticed how many iPhone 4 series and iPhone 5 series phones are still in use in the wild? I see them everywhere.<p>Apple has no doubt noticed that lots of users of these smaller phones have not upgraded to the iPhone 6, and that’s got to be a source of concern.<p>Some people say the smaller …

Light Up The Room With Your Dance Moves In These LED Shoes

Time for a little dancing in the dark? A new shoe design by Tokyo-based studio No New Folk takes light-up soles from mid-’90s kids’ wear to hip accessory for the 21st century. Almost 100 LED lights wrap around the sole of the all-white shoes. The colors and patterns can be adjusted with a …

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Microsoft Aims To Kill Google Chromebooks With $149 Windows 10 Laptops

Despite a lacklustre start, Chromebooks are becoming relatively popular in the super-budget end of the portable market. This has worried Microsoft for some time. After all, with a Google-centric experience, not to mention an operating system in the form of Chrome OS, there’s little if anything to …

Why Steve Jobs said meeting the founder of Polaroid was 'like visiting a shrine'

The founder of Apple adored Land, the co-founder of Polaroid, a pioneer of instant photography that with its mix of innovation, aesthetics and focus on consumer utility was in many ways the Apple of its day. Land was not only "one of the great inventors of our time", according to Jobs.<p>"More …

Life with the Moto 360: has Motorola's smartwatch turned a corner?

When the Moto 360 first hit the scene, its reception was... mixed. That round display was eye-catching, but it couldn't make up for the smartwatch's all-too-short battery life and undercooked software. Times have changed, though. Motorola trotted out updates that addressed the 360's early problems, …

Apple Watch app developers are facing a load of really weird problems

They are being expected to build products from scratch for a platform they've never used or seen before, without even fully knowing how it works. Many people still aren't certain what consumers will actually use the Apple Watch <i>for</i>.<p>This situation is almost unique. When companies began building apps …

School principals threaten parents with police if kids play 'Grand Theft Auto'

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Schools aren't there just to teach kids a lesson. They exist to teach parents a thing or two as well.<p>This seems, at least, to be the attitude of a group of schools in Cheshire, England, which is fed up with …

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This Microsoft help page comes with a warning: 'this process requires patience'

How could something so simple become so hopelessly complicated?<p>I may have accidentally stumbled into the purgatory of Microsoft online services. It all happened innocently enough: if you're anything like me, you probably set up your Xbox Live account many years ago. Maybe you were even a child or a …

Apple Watch Edition perks: 24/7 support, private 1-hour appointments, no lines

After hiring a new team of fashion sales and marketing experts from Yves St. Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and Burberry, Apple has developed a unique Apple Store purchasing experience just for the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, according to sources briefed on the launch plans. When a customer …