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VegasTechFund’s Jen McCabe on the future of hardware

Jen McCabe has a small quote on her forearm from Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” It says “Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”<p>It’s a …

Aftermarket CarPlay solutions? Not so fast says Volvo & Ferrari

While we recently confirmed that Mercedes-Benz is planning to have an aftermarket CarPlay solution for older vehicles out by the end of the year, some of Apple’s other partners aren’t as confident. The two other companies that have so far announced the feature for new vehicles— Ferrari and Volvo— …

Watch Thalmic Integrate The Myo Armband And Oculus Rift To Get Your Hands In The Game

Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs has a new demo video out for their upcoming Myo armband, a controller that uses the electrical impulses generated when you use your arms and hands to generate input for computing devices. This time, they’ve shown how they built in-house support for the Oculus Rift virtual …

mSpy launches a smartphone that makes it easy to spy on someone you know

The National Security Agency would love this smartphone. The mSpy smartphone lets you track the mobile phone activity of someone you know, without making them aware you are doing so, so long as the person’s smartphone has mSpy software on it.<p>You can’t just track the activity of anybody around you. …

Google buys an Android gaming platform, possibly with a set-top box in mind

Green Throttle Games was late to the Android gaming platform party, and paid the price for it -- the company effectively wound down at the end of 2013. However, its efforts may not have been in vain. Google has confirmed to <i>PandoDaily</i> that it has acquired key portions of Green Throttle's business, …

Here’s how Samsung explains ISOCELL in a video

Samsung touts ISOCELL, the new camera sensor technology debuting on the Galaxy S5, as an evolutionary leap over the BSI sensors found in most mobile devices these days.<p>We’ve explained ISOCELL in detail here, touching on the technical features that should enable an ISOCELL-equipped camera to take …

Nearly all of new HTC One’s specs revealed in yet another leak

The upcoming new HTC One might be the company’s worst kept secret. After learning about its camera and other features from a carrier ad yesterday, …

LaCie's hyper-fast 1TB Thunderbolt 2 disk now on sale for $1,300

Though 1,375 MB/s' worth of disk speed might seem extravagant, applications like 4K RAW video need to squeeze every byte. Luckily, you'll get all of that with LaCie's 1TB Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt 2 packing two 500GB SSDs, now available for $1,300. If even that isn't enough -- and you happen …

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FORTUNE — You could be forgiven for having forgotten that Google (GOOG) has its own desktop operating system, launched back in 2009. Championing a vision of a future where all data and applications live in the cloud, Chrome OS has struggled to make a dent: It accounts for only 1% of the PC market …

LogMeIn Goes After Business Crowd With Cubby Enterprise, An I.T.-Friendly Dropbox Competitor

Cubby, the Dropbox competitor from LogMeIn which opened up publicly near the end of last year, is rolling out a business-focused version of its service called Cubby Enterprise. The company is aiming to find a middle-of-the-road spot in between clunky, but I.T.-friendly solutions employees hate, and …

With 5M Users Already On Board, Tynker Goes Mobile To Help Kids Learn To Code On The iPad

Historically, the U.S. educational system has struggled to get young people excited by and involved with STEM-related fields, especially computer science, which has actually seen a steady decline in participation over the last two decades, according to Time Magazine. Luckily, the winds of reform …

iOS 7.1 Includes A Key Improvement For Making iBeacons Smarter

iOS 7.1 includes a host of obvious and subtle improvements, including a key addition that will make iBeacons smarter.<p>Until now, an app had to be running in the background on an iOS device for an iBeacon to interact with it. iOS 7.1 lets apps look and communicate with nearby iBeacons even if they …

Debunk: Job listing doesn’t indicate Apple TV getting a camera

A claim that “Apple job listings suggest cameras coming to Apple TV” and that this is “hinting at motion controls” appears to be reading way too much into some standard wording used many times by Apple in the past.<p>The Apple TV is one of the few products in Apple’s lineup that doesn’t include an …

Leaked Snowden documents detail NSA's plans for 'millions' of malware attacks

Over the past months, leaked documents from the NSA, GCHQ, and other agencies have shed light on efforts to dramatically scale the process of putting malware on targets' computers. At <i>The Intercept</i>, Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher have published more details about how these programs work, and …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: great screen, disappointing battery life

We often tease Samsung about the seemingly arbitrary way it divvies up its tablet offerings -- not content with round numbers, it's released tablets that are 10.1 inches wide instead of 10, 8.9 instead of 9, 7.7 instead of 8, and so on. And so too is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, …

Apple might create a standalone iTunes Radio app for iOS 8

iTunes Radio already accounts for a considerable amount of streaming music since its debut in September, but Apple(s aapl) is looking to grow its …

Google shuts down its controversial banner ad experiment

After rolling out banner ads in Search, Google’s Search head claims the company has canceled the test.<p>Google Search head Amit Singhal announced yesterday at Search Marketing Expo West (SMX West) in San Jose, Calif., that the firm would no longer display its controversial banner ads in search …

Paper by FiftyThree app gets complete redesign for iOS 7 w/ new features

Paper by FiftyThree, the popular iPad app for creating illustrations, is today finally getting its iOS 7 overhaul with version 1.6 introducing a complete redesign of the app. The company tells us the newly updated Paper app hitting the App Store today is “a blend of metaphor and flat aesthetics …

Harvard wants to hire a Wikipedia editor to be its 'Wikipedian in Residence'

Have a love for academia and editing Wikipedia? Harvard may have a job for you: one of the Ivy League university's libraries is hiring an experienced Wikipedia editor to write and improve articles and to upload some of its own archives into the public domain on Wikimedia. The job posting, first …

World Famous Samsung Endorser LeBron James Tweets That His Phone Had A Meltdown

Oops!<p>Samsung spokesperson LeBron James just tweeted out that his phone had a total meltdown and erased everything that was on it.<p>"One of the sickest feelings I've ever had in my life!!!" said LeBron.<p>James has been a big Samsung endorser since it released the Galaxy Note II, a giant phablet phone. …

Pacific Crest Upgraded Apple Based On $299 4.7" iPhone 6

Pacific Crest’s Apple analyst, Andy Hargreaves, raised his rating on Apple from Sector Perform to Outperform based on the iPhone 6 having a 4.7 inch screen and selling for a subsidized price of $299. He also believes that given the low valuation of the shares at 6.5x Enterprise Value/Earnings …

Microsoft: We're 'Extremely Committed' To Xbox One

Past all the debate about Titanfall, the carping about the difference between resolution on Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PS4, musings about release schedules, Halo, and all of that, lies a slightly deeper question, one that people have been asking since 2001: what, exactly, is Microsoft doing in …

EE first but Vodafone last in mobile phone tests

<b>EE has come out on top and Vodafone last in one of the UK's most comprehensive tests of mobile networks.</b><p>Mobile measurement firm RootMetrics conducted over 840,000 checks, ranking operators for reliability and speed of voice, data and text services.<p>While EE dominated for speed, Three was a close …

Groups Urge Apple to Stop Using Hazardous Chemicals in iPhone

Tech News<p>An environmental protection group and labor rights group are trying to pressure Apple into abandoning two hazardous chemicals used to make iPhones.<p>Green America and China Labor Watch launched their campaign Wednesday to protect the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China. …

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Deep space exploration is closer after astronauts and Earth-bound researchers co-pilot ISS robots

A flock of volleyball-size spherical robots could soon have a very important role on the International Space Station and future space missions: …

Google Wallet now lets you track the shipping progress of online orders

A new feature in Google Wallet for both Android and iOS lets shoppers track where their goods are, right inside the app. As part of an update today, Google's added a new orders section in Wallet that shows the status of everything you've ordered that's still on its way, as well as past orders. …

Google Translate for Android now deciphers handwriting in 13 more languages

If you're an Android user traveling to the Middle East or southern Asia, you'll likely want to grab a just-released update to Google Translate. The new app expands on a recent iOS upgrade with handwriting recognition for 13 extra languages that mostly come from the above two regions; you can now …