Amanda Baker

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What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Basic Income

Apple Says First HomeKit-Enabled Devices Land Next Month

Apple has been relatively quiet on HomeKit, the protocol it announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference last year for connecting its devices to third-party smart home gadgets and accessories. But that changed today.<p>The company provided the following statement to TechCrunch confirming that …

Home Automation

Amazon launches X-Ray on Fire TV to bring IMDb movie and TV data to the big screen

Amazon is bringing its “X-Ray for Movies and TV” service to the big screen for the first time, with the news that the contextual information offering is rolling out for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.<p>First arriving for Kindle Fire back in 2012, X-Ray for Movies and TV taps IMDb — the popular …

Oneplus' Latest Product Is A Palm-sized Drone

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus picked a great day to launch an unexpected product. The DR-1 is a tiny quadrocopter that you can pilot with an included remote for a bit of fun.<p>The company claims that the DR-1 is the smallest remote-controlled drone in the world. It can fly for about eight …

Drones

Apple angers Chinese customers with low-ball iPhone trade-ins

Apple’s China trade-in program only went live today, but already it’s on the receiving end of criticism, as would-be sellers are disappointed to find that Apple is offering far less credit than is offered by private third-party buyers.<p>Welcome to the club, we say.<p>The situation is one that is …

iPhone

Jay Z’s Music-Streaming Service Tidal Readies for Relaunch

Tidal, a music-streaming service acquired earlier this year by the musician Jay Z, is getting ready to relaunch into a crowded field but with the backing of several well-known artists.

Dow Jones

Apple faces investigation by International Trade Commission

The Apple-Ericsson confrontation continues to heat up. The U.S. International Trade Commission says it will investigate Apple, based on two complaints alleging that Cupertino illegally infringed on Ericsson patents.<p>Ericsson previously asked the ITC to block Apple products, such as the iPhone, from …

4G LTE

LG G4 coming April 28th, official invites begin rolling out

With the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 official and on their way to the market in the near future, many folks are already turning their attention to what’s next — the LG G4. Up until now, LG hadn’t officially cemented a date for its big unveil, but now invites are going out for a special event …

Jay-Z’s new Tidal music service respects the artist, but rips off Spotify’s UI

In case you hadn’t heard, Jay-Z is this week launching (relaunching) the Tidal music service he recently acquired along with a lot of help from industry friends. The company is hoping its model is innovative and helps artists earn more, but its UI for the web app appears to be a shameless copy of …

Music Industry

Windows 10 will be free for software pirates

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," says Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. …

Windows 10

Apple in talks to bring Discovery and Viacom aboard its web TV venture

The more we hear, the more Apple’s reported web TV service sounds like a dream come true for cord-cutters!<p>With previous reports suggesting the subscription service will offer around 25 channels in total, a new <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report claims Apple is busy talking with both Discovery and Viacom …

Smart TV

Nintendo enters alliance to develop games for smartphones

TOKYO — After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo is doing an about face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game …

Apple said to plan September launch of subscription TV service

Apple's much-hinted-at subscription TV service may become a reality before the end of the year.<p>The iPhone maker is in talks with TV programmers to offer a Web-based subscription TV service that would launch in September, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing unidentified sources. The …

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

Demonstration

Everything we do (and still don’t) know about Apple Watch

Apple blew us away today with its HBO Now partnership, sexy new MacBook, and ResearchKit. But the star of the show was Apple Watch, which has the potential to be either a game changer or massive flop.<p>For those who don’t remember, this was the second time Apple execs have taken the stage to talk …

Smartwatches