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Chinese bike share graveyard a monument to industry's 'arrogance'

Future of dockless bicycles under a cloud amid concerns there are too many bikes and not enough demand<p>At first glance the photos vaguely resemble a painting. On closer inspection it might be a giant sculpture or some other art project. But in reality it is a mangled pile of bicycles covering an …

China

Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

With bitcoin and Ethereum gathering momentum among investors, some experts fear a bubble could soon burst<p>Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, said he knew it was time to exit the stock market after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tips. If everyone thinks it’s time to buy, it’s time to sell, …

Joe Kennedy

This iPhone Case And App Combo May Solve A Common Selfie-Taking Problem Once And For All

There are selfie sticks, of course, that are quite useful because they basically extend the length of your selfie-taking arm. But they're a little impractical to carry, and they're, let's face it, kind of embarrassing.<p>And that's where the CaseCam comes in.<p>The CaseCam is an iPhone case, compatible …

Updated Samsung Kids Store now offers over 900 apps for children

Samsung has just released an update to the Kids Store that is found in the Kids Mode on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab S. The update brings the store to over 900 fun and educational apps specially selected for children.<p>Apps in the Samsung Kids Store have been categorized into three subjects: …

Apps

Ford plans to ditch Blackberry for thousands of iPhones by end of 2014

Apple scored a major corporate client today in Ford, the second largest U.S. automaker.<p>Ford has announced that it is switching from Blackerry to the iPhone, and new iPhones will be in the hands of thousands of employees by the end of 2014.<p>3,300 Ford workers will be given iPhones in the coming …

Tim Cook

Instagram's Snapchat Competitor 'Bolt' Soft Launches in Three Countries

Instagram today soft-launched its new Snapchat competitor <i>Bolt</i> in Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand. First hinted at last week, <i>Bolt</i> is a one tap photo and video messaging app that allows users to send ephemeral images to friends, much like Snapchat.<p>As described by <i>The Verge</i>, Bolt is a "carbon …

Smartphone kill switch could save US consumers $3.4B, study says

Lawmakers have been clamoring for antitheft software to become standard and enabled on all smartphones, in an attempt to curb a rising tide of mobile device thefts over the last few years.<p>But a researcher from Creighton University's Heider College of Business has been looking into another benefit …

Unlocking phones in the US will soon be legal

Congress passes unlocking bill, and Obama plans to sign<p>Consumers in the US will soon be able to legally unlock their phones for use on other wireless networks. The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill this afternoon legalizing cell phone unlocking, following the lead of the US Senate …

Fixed Raises $1.2 Million For A Mobile App That Fights Your Parking Tickets For You

Fixed, the clever mobile application that helps you fight your parking tickets just by snapping a photo of the ticket with your mobile phone, has now closed on $1.2 million in seed funding. Investors in the round include Y Combinator, Merus Capital, Scott Banister, John Cobbs, Mark Randolph, Matt …

Gaza official: Palestinian death toll tops 300

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a …

You can now watch pirated movies on Google Chromecast

Pirated movies are coming to Google Chromecast.<p>Popcorn Time, a streaming service for pirated movies, announced Sunday that its software is now Chromecast-compatible for Windows users. A Chromecast-ready update is also in the works for Mac users, Popcorn Time said.<p>Chromecast is Google's $35 …

BlackBerry Explains The Passport, Its Square Tablet… Phone Thing

BlackBerry previously gave us a sneak peek at a device that’s as category-busting as the revolutionary Padfone, called the Passport. I expressed my …uncertainty regarding the wisdom of the design decisions made in creating this 4.5-inch square thing with a hardware keyboard then. But now it’s …

Swich might be the most attractive (and costliest!) wireless phone charger you’ve ever seen

Look at your basic wireless charging pad and what do you see? Typically, it’s an uninspiring slab of plastic with a magnetic coil hidden inside; not …

TubeMogul Wants To Go Public For $11-$13 Per Share, Raising Up To $93.4M

When TubeMogul first filed to go public, it indicated that it would offer up to $75 million of its shares for sale. That figure was soft. Today, TubeMogul decided on a price range for its shares — $11 to $13 per unit — meaning that it could sell up to $93.4 million of its stock in the flotation.<p>The …

This Smartphone Tracker Creates Stunningly Accurate City Maps

Fitness tracker apps have exploded in popularity since the rise of motion sensors like Apple's M7 chip. Basically, a new phone bought today can tell if you are walking or running, and if you drove to your destination in a car or hopped on a bike. It can tell you how many steps you've taken and in …

San Francisco

New Photoshop Plugin Kicks Design Collaboration Up a Notch

Designers often need face time to make sure that complex projects are on track. Yet, chat rooms and presentation platforms tend to lack the tools for flexible and in-depth collaborations.<p>If you’re a graphic, interface or product designer using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014, a new option can boost the …

The Rise, Falter, And Future Of Yo

Yo, the one-word messaging app, has seen a roller coaster of a two weeks.<p>The app now has well over 1 million users, and people are beginning to truly realize the app's potential as a stripped-down push notification service.<p>When we interviewed Yo creator Or Arbel, Yo had broken into the Top 10 of …

Apps

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

This Site Shows Who Is Hacking Whom Right Now — And The US Is Getting Hammered

U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyberattacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers.<p>In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyberattacks.<p>The Norse map does not …

Microsoft hints that Windows Phone will soon let you put apps in folders

Windows Phone already lets you store apps in Start screen folders, but it's a bit of a hack -- you have to use Nokia App Folder to get the feature in the first place, and you're really just opening one app to launch another. Microsoft might be near fixing that discrepancy, though. The company has …

The Fight For Your Smartphone's Home Screen Is Ready To Explode Onto Your Wrist

At the dawn of the world wide web, there was a simple business idea – the web portal page. The dominant companies would have a page that could guide customers around this new phenomenon. Links from the portal pages of AOL, Yahoo!, Demon, Lycos, Excite, and others, would drive huge volumes of …

Facebook reaches 69M users in Indonesia, one of its largest markets

Facebook just saw its active user base in Indonesia rise to 69 million, according to a statement from Facebook’s Indonesia head, Anand Tilak.<p>Two quarters back, the company reported 65 million active monthly users in the country pointing to a 6-percent increase.<p>Indonesia is actually one of …

Amazon gives 30 Android apps away for free

The Amazon app store is hosting an app giveaway for Android users.<p>Even if you don’t have a Kindle Fire, you can still take advantage of this giveaway.<p>This generosity isn’t surprising from Amazon, considering the company already gives away a free app from its app store every day. But now it’s giving …

Pakistan plane attacked in Peshawar

One woman confirmed dead as PIA flight arriving from Riyadh is fired upon while landing at Bacha Khan airport.<p>A Pakistan International Airlines flight into Peshawar from Riyadh has been fired upon from the ground while landing at Bacha Khan International Airport.<p>One woman is confirmed to have died …

A Startup Cruise Is Creating A Way To Turn Any Vehicle Into A Self-Driving Car For $10,000

"We're trying to reuse as many concepts and behaviors as you already have in your car, such as a single button to control the cruise control," says Vogt. "Whatever speed you're going becomes the target speed."<p>The technology works just like the cruise control button most vehicles already have, with …

OneDrive matches Google with 15GB of free cloud storage

There’s a cloud storage war going on right now, and no-one is safe from the free space offered up by two of the industry’s biggest competitors: …

Second Life is Being Rebuilt for the Next Generation

The virtual world, Second Life celebrated its 11th birthday last Friday. To the average person, Second Life is that thing they signed up for years ago, walked around for 10 minutes and never returned to again. But, the virtual world’s marketplace has been a boon for creators and now the company …

​Google wants to sell you your next domain name

Right now, it's possible to buy a domain name using Google services. You can start the process on Google's own pages, process the transaction through Google Wallet and manage that domain through Google Apps -- but you didn't actually <i>buy</i> that domain from Google. That's about to change. Today the …

Tahir ul Qadri: In Pakistan, he wants revolution. In Canada, Tim Hortons

Given that a brutal police raid killed at least nine of his supporters and left more than 100 wounded last Tuesday morning in Lahore, you could almost forgive Tahir ul Qadri's unstinting wrath. Talking on the phone from an undisclosed location in the Toronto area, the leader of the Pakistan Awami …

Pakistan: Islamabad police clash with Qadri supporters

<b>Police in Pakistan have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of supporters of a prominent anti-government cleric in the capital, Islamabad.</b><p>Crowds had gathered at the city's airport to welcome Tahirul Qadri from Canada where he lives, but his flight was diverted to Lahore.<p>He says he plans to lead a …