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Here’s how Apple’s smart home program will work

Apple’s(s aapl) move into the smart home isn’t actually the grand experience I had hoped for. Instead, it is a much simpler program that will …

Samsung Galaxy Gear update switches it from Android to Tizen

When Samsung debuted its new line of Tizen-powered wearables, it looked like the original Galaxy Gear had been put on notice. Instead of leaving early adopters in the cold, the Korean smartphone maker has decided to make good on its promise to bring the wearable up to date -- by switching it from …

Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

From the outside, "The Drinkable Book" looks like a normal book. It's about an inch or two thick, with 20 pages. But these pages do a lot more than convey information. Each page also serves as a water filter, a valuable tool for preventing waterborne illness in the developing world. Globally, about …

Samsung releases Galaxy Tab 4 Education for schools

Samsung has announced a new addition to its Galaxy range of tablets. The Galaxy Tab 4 Education is the company's first tablet designed for use in …

Gear & Gadgets

Motorola launches the $129 Moto E, a durable and affordable Android smartphone

It's hard not to love the Moto G, it being an incredible handset for the asking price and <i>the</i> benchmark against which other affordable smartphones should be judged. A lot's happened since that phone's release, though, namely the news of Lenovo's planned acquisition of Motorola from Google. Motorola …

Evleaks: Android Silver Is Coming In February 2015... And Don't Expect A Nexus 6 [Update]

We've been hearing about Android Silver, a leaked program between Google and manufacturers to promote quality, standardized Android hardware, for …

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

Google Hires Fashion Expert Ivy Ross To Head Glass

Ivy Ross is being tasked with making the wearable technology attractive to the style-conscious masses.<p>Google Glass can do everything from snap photos to aid navigation. But one thing it can’t do–so far, at least–is make you look cool. Outside nerdy tech niches, most are reluctant to embrace the …

Why is the PS4 outselling the Xbox One? Microsoft weighs in

With more than 7 million units sold to date, Sony's PlayStation 4 is the top-selling new console, ahead of Microsoft's Xbox One, which has shipped (not sold) 5 million units to date. In an interview with <i>Forbes</i>, Microsoft chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi laid out some reasons why his …

Xbox

I took a ride in Google's self-driving car

It's a warm day in Mountain View, and just outside the Computer History Museum, Lexus SUVs are pulling up to the curb. The Lexus RX450h is a beautiful car, but today my eye travels immediately to its roof, where an attached laser radar array is spinning at 10 times per second. At around $70,000, …

iPhone 6 with larger, sharper 1704 x 960 resolution screen in testing

Apple is preparing to release a new iPhone with a larger screen later this year, and while multiple reports have indicated that the screen will be larger, the exact dimensions of the screen and its resolution have so far been guesswork.<p>Some industry watchers have speculated that Apple could stretch …

Last Month Was The Second Warmest April Ever Recorded

We may not have felt it in the United States, but last month was the second-warmest April worldwide since scientists began recording temperature …

5.5-inch iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to iPhone 5s in New Photos

Following the leak of a simple case for the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6, <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> today pointed to [Google Translate] a pair of posts on <i>Rocket News 24</i> sharing photos of a physical mockup of the larger iPhone 6 model alongside an iPhone 5s. While there have been numerous renderings, cases, and …

Apple reportedly 'clueless' about how to fix iMessage purgatory

iMessages don’t always reach their intended target.<p>If you switch from an iPhone to another smartphone, you may get stuck in “iMessage purgatory.” That’s exactly what happened to Adam Pash, a former Lifehacker editor, who recently switched to an Android device. He now faces an issue where …

Bad grammar: rogue apostrophes and bizarre spelling - in pictures

In honour of the Bad Grammar awards, we asked readers to share examples of grammatical gaffes by institutions or people who should know better – and you sent in more than a few rogue apostrophes and a wide variety of other errors. Here is a selection of your contributions

Here's A Chart That Really Does Show Android Is For Poor People

The war between Apple and Google over mobile "platform" market share is the most important issue in tech right now, arguably.<p>While there is certainly room for two mobile device systems, the war between iOS and Android in the long-run will shift billions of dollars in app development revenue and …

Mobile

The Reason Why Hollywood Makes So Many Boring Superhero Movies

Studios were better at making great movies when they were worse at figuring out what we wanted to see.<p>Hollywood has a fever, and the only prescription is more superheroes.<p><i>The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man 2</i> (sequel to reboot) opened last weekend, while <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i> (reboot), <i>X-Men:</i> …

Canada’s condo developers squeezing more function out of tiny spaces

<i>The Globe's new</i> <i>Real Estate Beat offers news and analysis on the Canadian housing market from real estate reporter, Tara Perkins, and others. Read more on The Globe's housing page and follow Tara on Twitter @TaraPerkins</i>.<p>Condo design is taking a page from Swiss Army knives.<p>A Vancouver-area developer …

Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case

Europe's top court has ruled that internet search giant Google will have to remove when required sensitive data produced by its ubiquitous search engine, in a landmark ruling on privacy rights.<p>In a case pitting privacy campaigners against Google, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) on …

U.S. Overtakes France as World's Largest Wine Market

The United States became the world's biggest wine market last year, beating France into second place for the first time as consumption slides in the country widely seen as the drink's natural home and Americans develop a greater taste for it.<p>U.S. consumers bought 29.1 million hectolitres of wine …

Breaking bad in Tehran: how Iran got a taste for crystal meth

"What economic crisis? Business is good," Bijan winks as he flashes his big, gap-toothed smile.<p>Bijan is a cook and dealer of <i>sheesheh</i> – crystal meth – which has exploded on the Iranian drug market and, for the first time, overtaken heroin to become the country's second most popular drug (opium still …

Local firms urged to capitalise on Loch Ness tourism

Academics and business experts in the Highlands have been encouraging companies to capitalise on the lure of the Loch Ness Monster.<p>Hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn to the Inverness area every year because of the legendary creature.<p>BBC Scotland's Craig Anderson reports.

Scotland

Microsoft to sell $399 Xbox One without Kinect

Microsoft has slashed the price of its Xbox One console and is offering the device without the accompanying Kinect motion-control system.<p>Beginning on June 9, Microsoft will offer the Xbox One for $399 in all markets where it's sold -- a $100 price cut from the bundled version with Kinect. Customers …

West Antarctica ice sheet collapse: 'it will change the coastline of the world'

We should be worried, and it looks increasingly probable that we should be worried – that's what these new studies on the west Antarctic ice sheet tell me.<p>The interesting thing for me as a glaciologist is that the authors are guys that are normally pretty conservative but – by saying the collapse …

Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Also Ill

Two of the health care workers who treated a MERS patient in Florida have come down with respiratory symptoms, and are being tested to see if they may have caught the mysterious virus from him, hospital officials say.<p>In at least one of the cases it’s almost certain not to be MERS — the staffer …

Apple reportedly planning to add split-screen iPad multitasking in iOS 8

Since the first iteration of the iPad(s appl), users have requested a better way to multitask that includes two apps running on the same screen …

West Antarctic glaciers in 'irreversible' thaw, raising seas: study

OSLO, (Reuters) - Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on Monday.<p>The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is seen in this undated NASA image. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters<p>Six …

AT&T In Talks To Buy DirecTV For $50 Billion

Telecom giant AT&T is in "advanced talks" to buy satellite TV service DirectTV for about $50 billion, according to Bloomberg News, which spoke with people familiar with the matter.<p>The potential agreement could be as close as two weeks away, according to the Wall Street Journal. With shares of …