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Amazon Begins Publishing Reader-nominated Books

Amazon is accepting pre-orders for the first 10 titles discovered through Kindle Scout. The platform allows readers to vote for books to be published under its Kindle Press banner.<p>The 10 successful titles are in the romance, mystery, science fiction and thriller genres. Here’s the full list of …

Books

Oprah Winfrey and Kristen Wiig Will Present at 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Oprah Winfrey and Kristen Wiig were among the names on a star-studded list of presenters announced Monday for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards.<p>…

Celebrity News

This machine lets you take 3D selfies and it's already a big hit in the UK

People can't take enough selfies. A London college is teaching its students the art of taking a selfie, selfie sticks are selling out everywhere, and some people have even moved on to taking belfies. The next logical step, clearly, is 3D selfies. Artec has a machine called the Shapify Booth that …

Selling

Have we figured out what we want in a smartwatch yet?

Image copyright Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg.Next month will be the one-year anniversary of Google’s smartwatch platform introduction. And the month …

Wearable Tech

HP sneers at Lenovo's Superfish problems

Technically Incorrect: HP decides that the best reaction to Lenovo's security woes is to mock them on Twitter.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When I think of HP, I think of a once famous name that's waiting for its Matthew McConaughey …

Internet

Beam is an Android-powered projector that fits into a light socket

We’ve certainly seen some awesome projectors in the tech world lately, but none quite like this. The Beam smart projector is powered by your Android device, and has a ton of functionality like waking you up in the morning with the latest news, showing you your social updates when you come home, and …

Gear & Gadgets

Google wins dismissal of U.S. lawsuit over Android app limits

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Google Inc of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers that use its Android operating system to make the search engine company’s own applications the default option.<p>A Google logo is reflected on the screen of a Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy

Android Lollipop lets you tweak some settings using voice commands

"OK, Google. Turn on WiFi" is something you might want to start practicing out loud if you're among the small percentage of Android users who already have Lollipop on their devices. <i>Android Police</i> has discovered that Google Now on the latest Android release can tweak <i>some</i> of your settings for you …

One of the coolest things about the Apple Watch may be a feature no one really talks about

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.<p>But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.<p>Apple's industrial design chief Jony Ive …

Microsoft developing People Sense app for finding friends on Windows Phone

It looks like Microsoft wants to take Apple's Find My Friends head on. According to Spanish-language site <i>Microsoft Place</i>, the company is in the process of developing an app called People Sense, which looks to deeply integrate Bing Maps with messaging and calling features.<p><i>Microsoft Place</i> took a deep …

Windows Phone

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop