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Mega Pokémon, Hanging Out With Their Kids

Aww. Who knew that badass mega Pokemon acting like caring, loving parents could be so sweet? Take this Charizard using its tail to help lil …

All iPhone 4s Should Have Handmade Wood JackBacks

I've argued this before: Apple needs to explore new iPhone materials because the current glass back sucks. It gets dirty too easily. It's …

iOS 8 is the dramatic redesign that iOS 7 promised

Apple adds substance to last year's style<p>It’s been 51 weeks since Tim Cook introduced the world to iOS 7’s "stunning new user interface." We thought then that the radical redesign of iOS would be the biggest update in the platform's history. But in some ways, we were wrong. While iOS 7 brought a …

iOS 8 concept revamps homescreen icons with widget functionality

In the concept above and below, UX/UI designer Jay Machalani completely reimagines the home screen design of iOS icons and in the process introduces us to his vision of Android-style widgets on an iPhone and iPad. Machalani also has a lengthy analysis attached to his concept laying out how Apple …

Windows Phone

This is deep: http://t.co/YuND52RuEe

Google is building a hardware empire, and this is what it looks like

Pocket wants to be your permanent digital library, for a price

Pocket, which lets you save articles and videos to view later, is introducing a paid option. Pocket Premium, which offers power users new features for archiving, searching, and tagging their saves, launches today for $5 a month or $44.99 a year. Seven years after the company began as a bookmarklet, …

Report: Apple to Announce Smart Home Platform Next Monday

As my fellow blogger Todd Bernhard discussed in this post, there was a report out Monday from <i>The Financial Times</i> saying that Apple will be announcing a new Smart Home platform during next Monday's keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple has been working on an integrated home …

Apple

iPhone 6, future iPads said to get Touch ID

A fresh research note from KGI Securities says all future iPhones and iPads will get Touch ID.<p>Apple is planning to put Touch ID in "every non-iPod iOS device launched this year," including both iPhone 6 versions, the second-gen iPad Air and an updated iPad Mini with Retina display, KGI Securities …

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Clerkenwell Design Week is now in its fifth year and was bigger and better than ever. The whole area, which is rumored to boast more architects per …

Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $16B

Facebook said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire WhatsApp in a $16 billion cash and stock arrangement with the popular messaging application's parent company. The announcement was made in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>The deal for WhatsApp includes 183,865,778 shares of …

Skype will soon get real-time speech translation based on deep learning

Microsoft(s msft) will by the end of 2014 start offering on-the-fly language translation within Skype, firstly in a Windows 8 beta app and then …