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Apple Watch spy game brings clever twist to retro format

From James Bond’s laser Rolex to Maxwell Smart’s shoe phone, spies have always been suckers for wearable tech.<p>To salute secret agents’ fondness for the latest gadgets, the makers of <i>Spy_Watch</i> crafted their new game for the latest cutting-edge device — the Apple Watch. And, like clever spymasters, …

Microsoft Rolls Out Office 365 Video on Desktop and Mobile

Microsoft is rolling out Office 365 Video, a new service that lets companies upload and share video content with their entire organizations on desktops and mobile devices.<p>Whether you need to internally share an orientation video, a training program, a marketing tutorial or a notification from human …

Lenny Kravitz adds rocker aesthetic to new Leica camera

Lenny Kravitz has designed a camera for Leica and you are going to need rock-star money to afford it.<p>Kravitz, whose life-long love for photography is evident by the Leica camera often slung on his shoulder, has collaborated with his favorite company to design a limited edition Leica M-P …

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One Reason The Apple Watch Will Succeed When All Other Smart Watches Have Failed

When he died, I inherited his watches, which are pretty nice. One is a Rolex, one is from Tag Heuer. These aren't $20,000 watches — the guy was a school teacher — but they're still pretty expensive.<p>At the time, I didn't wear a watch. But, since it was an heirloom, I decided to start wearing the …

HP quietly adds a touchscreen model to its Chromebook 14 line

If you're after a Chromebook with premium specs, HP quietly released a touch-friendly model that might just do the trick. The Chromebook 14 Touch touts a 14-inch FHD WLED backlit touchscreen with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution -- up from the 1,366 x 768 tally on the existing machine. Even after …

New leaked video shows more Windows 10 upgrades and enhancements

Microsoft is set to show the world in January the features that will be included in Windows 10, but a leaked video today provides a good deal of information about the new OS.<p>Immediately noticeable is the inclusion of Cortana (Microsoft’s answer to Siri) as a major part of the user interface, a lot …

Outlook grim for U.S. consumer tablet market as holidays draw near

The U.S. tablet market posted an 8% decline in revenue during the back-to-school season, leaving the once-thriving product category in a tough spot as the holidays draw near.<p>The number of tablets sold during that period rose 3.5% compared to last year, suggesting shoppers were more interested in …

Windows 8 and 8.1 finally pass 15% market share, Windows XP drops below 20% mark

Everyone is well-aware by now that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have not seen the impressive adoption rate of their predecessor. Yet the duo had a particularly good run last month, finally passing 15 percent market share together, according to the latest figures from Net Applications.<p>More …

Apple's Ultra-Slim 12-Inch Notebook Reportedly Entering Production in Small Quantities

Quanta Computer has begun production on Apple's ultra-slim 12-inch MacBook and will look to ramp up its efforts beginning November, reports <i>Digitimes</i>. Despite these newest efforts however, the report also states that the notebook will not be ready in time for this holiday season.<p>Since initial …

Samsung slump echoes demise of rivals BlackBerry and Nokia

Smartphone maker could follow decline of former mobile phone darlings which were too slow too adapt to changing market<p>Samsung Electronics has reported a 60% slump in quarterly profits as the sudden decline in its mobile phone business draws comparisons with fallen rivals BlackBerry and Nokia.<p>Having …

Report Claims 12.9-Inch iPad May Adopt Integrated iOS/OS X Operating System

Apple's rumored 12.9-inch iPad may feature an operating system that integrates OS X and iOS, according to supply chain sources speaking to <i>Digitimes</i>. The sources state that Apple has two 12.9-inch iPad prototypes in development, with one model being a "2-in-1 device" that utilizes elements from both …

Samsung Made Its Prettiest Phone Yet, But Boy Does It Look Familiar

But for design snoots like me, it's hard to see past all the plastic. Samsung phones may have those gorgeous displays — the best in the world, according to some experts — but they're encased in cheap-feeling, creaky plastic. If the iPhone is a well-designed tool, then Samsung phones are plastic …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From September 2014

From third-party keyboards to boutique e-commerce, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in September.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>SwiftKey<p>With the launch of iOS 8 last month, a number of third-party …

Google's 'Physical Web' will let you interact with connected devices without an app

Google is launching a project called the Physical Web that aims to create on-demand interaction with smart devices.<p>“People should be able to walk up to any smart device — a vending machine, a poster, a toy, a bus stop, a rental car — and not have to download an app first. Everything should be just …

Samsung Pulls out of the Laptop and Chromebook Market in Europe

Samsung has today confirmed that it will exit the European laptop market, in a move that mirrors other device makers such as Sony.<p>If you’re a European resident waiting to see what the next generation of Samsung Chromebooks or laptops would bring, then it’s pretty bad news, but if you live in other …

500px Debuts New Discussion Groups on its Portfolio Site

500px, the photo portfolio sharing site that caters to pros, has launched a new Groups and Discussions feature to facilitate discussion and debate about specific creative topics within its photographer community.<p>This initiative, launched today as a beta, is designed to help 500px members identify …

Tom Hanks just released a typewriter app for iPad

Tom Hanks has made it well known that he's one of the few remaining typewriter diehards, but today he's taking that passion digital. He's releasing an iPad app called Hanx Writer that recreates the typewriter experience on a tablet: keys clack, the paper moves side-to-side, and new sheets need to …

David Grossman looks at a new trend - digital detox

Do you check your work emails while you are on holiday? Or can you leave your job behind when you leave the office?<p>The German vehicle-maker Daimler is offering staff an 'email holiday', deleting work emails which arrive while people are on leave.<p>BBC Newsnight's Technology editor David Grossman asks …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Windows XP's retirement driving PC demand in US, says Citi

The end is near for Windows XP support, which has triggered an uptick in PC demand, according to Citi Research.<p>In case you've been living under a rock, support for Windows XP is ending on April 8. Corporate America is probably aware of this more than any single entity, pushing up demand in an …

Google shuts down Bufferbox delivery service to work on Google Shopping Express

Google is focusing its shopping efforts. After purchasing Canadian startup Bufferbox back in 2012, the company has decided to shut down the Amazon Locker-like service this April. Bufferbox let users ship items directly to publicly-accessible lockers — a convenient option for accepting deliveries if …

Visa and MasterCard use Android KitKat to make mobile payments easier

Visa and MasterCard are trying to make mobile payments a lot more accessible today as they both announce support for a new way to pay over NFC. Both companies are beginning to allow their cards to be stored in the cloud for NFC payments, letting even more consumers check out at stores just by …

Surface 2 with LTE support edges closer to release

Microsoft promised it would release a Surface 2 with LTE support “early” this year, and it appears the company is nearly ready to update its ARM-based tablet. A Surface 2 tablet complete with AT&T-ready LTE support has passed through the FCC this week, indicating that its arrival is imminent. …

NPD: 315 Million Tablets Will Ship in 2014, 65% of All Mobile PCs

In 2013, tablets were expected and estimated to have overtaken PC shipments. More than a month into 2014, the predictions for this year are already here: tablet shipments will rise to 315 million this year, comprising more than 65 percent of the market.<p>Those latest numbers come from NPD, which …

Users won’t be able to disable Magazine UX, the Samsung UI that “dismayed” Google

Magazine UX will be a fixture of the user experience on the new TabPRO and NotePRO tablets, as users won’t be able to disable it.<p>Samsung announced yesterday that the NotePRO 12.2, TabPRO 8.4, and TabPRO 10.1 will start shipping in the United States on February 13, with the TabPRO 12.2 to follow …

KitKat Android Adoption Remains Below 2%

Google officially introduced the latest KitKat version of its Android operating system in October last year, and despite three months passing, it continues to be installed on less than 2 percent of all active Android devices worldwide, according to new data.<p>KitKat is installed on 1.8 percent of all …