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Mother’s Day photography gift list 2015

There never seems to be a shortage of new photography products. Since it’s spring, it’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day gifts. While flowers are always a nice thought and should be in one hand, how about including a nice framed print for the wall or table in the other hand? Everything is …

Glide into one of the best iPad publishing tools around

Glide helped Jim Dalrymple reboot <i>The Loop</i> into a gorgeous digital magazine way back in October 2013; we’re excited to see how much progress the Glide publishing app, invented by Chris Harris, has made during the time between then and now.<p>We’re not the only ones, either: With 15 days left to go on …

Apps

By teaming up with Three, Huawei's Honor brand goes mainstream

Chinese firm Huawei is no stranger to the UK. Unbeknownst to many, it's an important provider of cellular infrastructure, and just a couple of weeks ago, it held its new flagship smartphone launch in London. Over the years, some of Huawei's top handsets have been ranged by major UK carriers, but …

Rocana Lands $15M To Bring Big Data Analysis To IT Ops

Rocana (formerly ScalingData) announced $15 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures with General Catalyst Partners, Toba Capital and Paul Sagan (former chairman at Akamai and current executive in residence at General Catalyst) also contributing.<p>This round brings the total raised to $19.4 …

Big Data

Get a Nexus 5 smartphone and 1 year of service for $199.99

I continue to regard Motorola's Moto G as one of the best entry-level phones you can buy, but the current-gen model is limited to 3G connectivity -- and you still have to pay for service, most likely to the tune of at least $30 per month.<p>That's what makes today's deal so intriguing: It's a premium …

Google Nexus

Microsoft Acquires Surface 3 Pen Tech From N-trig

Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of pen technology used in the Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3, from supplier and longtime partner N-trig. The Israeli company is a key patent-holder for digital stylus and writing recognition tech, as well as the supplier behind the pen input technologies used by …

Surface Pro

Upgrade your Android dialer experience with Ready 2.0

Whether you're using the stock Android dialer or a proprietary one, you may want to try an app that displays your contacts with a bit of finesse. The Ready 2.0 app -- recently out of beta -- seeks to replace your dialer and contacts apps by offering more intuitive ways to interact with your …

Facebook lets you choose what to share with 3rd party apps

For ages, whenever you've wanted to use your Facebook credentials to log into a third party app like Foursquare or Candy Crush, you've had to give the app access to any and all data that FB has on you. There's simply been no way of choosing what information you can share--until now. Facebook …

Software bug could cause Boeing 787s to lose control in mid air

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a warning about Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, saying that a software glitch in the jets' systems could suddenly shut all electrical power to the plane mid-flight, causing pilots to lose control.<p>"We are issuing this AD [Airworthiness Directive] to prevent …

FAA

Tesla's Powerwall Leads the Charge for Self-Powered Homes

People have been trying to live off the grid for as long as there had been a grid to leave behind. The latest advance from the electric masterminds at Tesla — a cheap, safe battery called the Powerwall that stores cheap energy for use later — may be just the thing to nudge this community from the …

Clean Energy

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

Google Faces Huge Forces in Fight Over Android's Future

Google and its Android mobile phone operating system are facing an antitrust investigation in Europe. But the roots of the probe stretch across the …

Wordpress Now Lets You Use Emoji Everywhere

Emoji support while blogging is something I’ve been waiting for as long as I can remember and it’s finally here.<p>WordPress 4.2 landed last week and fully supports emoji. If you previously used emoji in a post, like 🍆, WordPress would fail to save the post and in some cases even lose the text you’d …

Atlantis The Palm : La palme de l’exubérance

LIFESTYLE VOYAGES<p>Entre atoll et mégapole, cet hôtel abritant un spa hallucinant met le corps et l’esprit en orbite. Un lagon de 4,5 hectares pour …