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Amazon’s 3D smartphone is a gimmick—but it could present a huge retail opportunity

It’s rumored that Amazon will launch its own 3D smartphone on June 18. While it may be compelling, a sexy 3D feature won’t catapult Amazon into the lead of the cut-throat smartphone category. If this were true, the EVO 3D, introduced two years ago by HTC and the W960, introduced by Samsung four …

eCommerce

Coin Pocket picks up speed after Apple lifts its Bitcoin wallet ban

A new Bitcoin wallet app is climbing up the charts in Apple’s App Store after a prohibition on such apps ended recently.<p>The app, Coin Pocket, made its debut on Friday and is already ranked No. 74 on the list of the top free iPhone apps in the finance category of the App Store.<p>Apple permitted people …

Scientists discover massive ocean of water 400 miles underground

Researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence for a massive reservoir of water deep within the Earth's mantle. The reservoir, which is said to be three times the volume of the oceans on the surface, is contained within highly-pressurized rock known as ringwoodite. The scientists hope …

Lytro CEO: Here's How We're Going To Make Your Smartphone's Camera 100x Better

Photography has changed a lot since its inception, but the concept is generally the same. We still view photos in a two-dimensional space, and factors such as lighting and focus still dictate the quality of an image. Cameras of the future, however, may allow you to interact with photos and …

Augmented Reality

A look at Tony Fadell from the iPod to Nest

Tony Fadell is arguably the most successful Apple executive who continued to have success after Apple. <i>Fortune</i> takes a look at Fadell's career from his first failed attempts to raise investment for mobile devices, to his breakout success with the iPod at Apple, to the founding of Nest, which aims to …

A Brief History Of The Dancing Baby Meme

It was a time of baggy pants, flannel and the Goo Goo Dolls. It was 1996. Our nascent exploration into the World Wide Web was about to get super weird with the first ever viral sensation of a baby doing the cha-cha.<p>We’ve had nearly two decades to let CGI animation grow up since the first CGI baby …

Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Joins Daily Mail

Jon Steinberg, former COO and current advisor at BuzzFeed, has landed at the Daily Mail heading up American operations for the UK-based mega news site, according to Re/Code.<p>Steinberg had previously worked four years at BuzzFeed, where he led the site alongside Jonah Peretti. He was the fifteenth …

Apple, Cisco, AT&T join Microsoft in fight against global search warrant

Apple(s aapl), Cisco(s csco) and AT&T(s t) all filed <i>amicus curiae</i> briefs on Friday supporting Microsoft(s msft) in its appeal of a decision requiring …

JONY IVE ON APPLE UNDER TIM COOK: 'Honestly, I Don’t Think Anything’s Changed'

His thoughts on Cook as CEO are largely flattering, and that should be quite the vote of confidence for the company — Ive formerly played right hand man to Steve Jobs, and the two of them could be spotted regularly eating lunch together in the Apple cafeteria.<p>Below are three Cook-specific quotes …

Tim Cook

The Next Big Thing Is Here. Tune into the live stream for the big reveal: http://smsng.us/TPNqVe.

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

Science Fiction

Apple Said to Have Enough Sapphire Glass for Production of Both iPhone 6 Models and iWatch in 2014

Apple will reportedly have enough sapphire glass for both of its iPhone 6 models as well as the iWatch in 2014, based on the latest supply chain check at the company's sapphire glass manufacturing partner GT Advanced done by analyst Matt Margolis for <i>Seeking Alpha</i> (via <i>GforGames</i>).<p>As a result of my …

Android Weekly: Samsung rumors, the Galaxy Tab S, and OnePlus One controversy

This week in your world of Android: Paranoid Android and CyanogenMod released big updates, a string of Samsung rumors surfaced, the G Watch leaked extensively, the OnePlus One finally shipped (not without controversy), news emerged about Google’s plan to unify design across platforms, and Samsung …

Android News

Frenzy 8Z Android Tablet Review: Being Thin And Light Is Not Enough

The Frenzy 8Z is the product of Canadian-based Western Leaf Electronics. Founded in 2011, the company has brought two new devices to market under their ‘Frenzy’ brand. Can their new tablet stand out in the Android world?<p>The Frenzy 8Z’s marketing focuses on the specifications of the handset, …

Bill Gates Just Blew Our Minds In A Single Tweet

For the past several years, China has been building stuff at a mind-blowing pace. Just how mind-blowing? Here, let's let Bill Gates put it in perspective:<p>Think about this for a second. Between 1901 and 2000, the U.S. built an entire interstate highway system, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam …

Why Tim Cook Wants Apple To Make An iWatch

Specifically, it says that "Mr. Cook appears to be interested in the smartwatch's broader implications — for instance, that a watch might monitor heart rate and other vital measures, thus improving health and limiting doctor visits, according to these people."<p>An iWatch with health monitoring …

Apple

The nuclear submarine that can remain underwater for 25 years

In a Barrow-in-Furness shipyard, Stuart Godden, the director of engineering for BAE Systems' submarines division in Cumbria, is narrating a slide …

Europe creates 30 $1bn-plus tech firms since 2000

Europe has produced 30 technology companies worth more than $1bn (£590m) since the millennium, according to research that explodes the myth that the region's internet entrepreneurs lack vision and sell up too early.<p>Clothing retailer Asos, games studio King Digital, property portal Zoopla and music …