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Macworld 2014 First Look: Petcube, Motion Control Ring, Lumo Lift, and More

The annual Macworld conference, which will see hundreds of companies showing off Apple-related apps and products, officially kicked off today with the innovation showcase for media and workshop attendees.<p>While Apple stopped attending Macworld in 2009, causing the conference to shrink considerably, …

Stolen Twitter passwords 'worth more than credit card details'

Stolen Twitter passwords are now worth more to cyber criminals than credit card details, a study has found<p>Stolen Twitter accounts can now be worth more to hackers than credit card details, according to a piece of research which shows that the law of supply and demand affects the cyber crime …

Google Naps, For When You Need A Nap Nearby

Dear Google, please don’t sue the guys who built this adorable Google Maps parody.<p>Following on today’s theme of laziness, two men from the Netherlands named Kakhiel and Venour have developed a smart little tool to help you find the nearest nap.<p>Meet, Google Naps.<p>Of course, this is just a parody app, …

For Box, Online Storage Is Just The Beginning

For consumers, Box still pitches itself as “online storage,” the kind of digital warehouse for files that’s rapidly becoming a commodity. But the fast-growing startup, as it races to take itself public, long left that market behind for its real customers—businesses both large and small.<p>For its big, …

Microsoft Office hits number one spot in Apple’s App Store after just 12 hours

Following two years of rumors, Microsoft finally launched its Office suite of apps on the iPad today. And despite how frustrating it was to wait, it looks like iPad users aren’t bothered at all. The freemium app is now ranked number one in Apple’s App Store among free iPad apps — less than 12 hours …

BlackBerry sales tumble 64% amid weak BB10 adoption

BlackBerry continues to struggle in getting customers to adopt its newer BlackBerry 10 platform.<p>The embattled smartphone maker posted a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $423 million, or 80 cents a share, swinging from a profit of 98 million, or 19 cents a share, from a year ago. On an adjusted basis, …

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Facebook Messenger Adds A Dedicated Groups Tab

Facebook is gradually rolling out an update to its Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android. Users will see a new dedicated “Groups” tab for group discussions. Instead of mixing one-on-one conversations with group discussions, you can pin permanent group discussions in a separate tab.<p>You can also …

UpTo, A Calendar App With A Social Layer, Just Got A Complete Redesign

“Instead of merging it all into one feed, we came up with this concept of a layered approach.”<p>When UpTo launched its first calendar for the iPhone in March 2012, it was engineered with social in mind.<p>The old version of UpTo<p>“We initially started with this vision of more of a social application that …

AT&T's Galaxy Note 3 gets a bite of Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 may already be running the latest version of Android in some places. Here in the US, however, most carriers still haven't updated the faux leather-covered device to KitKat. But, starting today, at least a good number of Note 3 owners will be getting a taste of it, with AT&T …

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Facebook is building drones with lasers to bring internet to the world

Last year, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook surprised many when it revealed that it joined forces with other major tech companies to bring internet access to the two-thirds of the world that's offline. But what's really surprising is how they plan to do it. Today, Facebook confirmed rumors that …

Adventure Tech: The World's First 3D Printed Kayak

Sticking with the kayak theme today, we have yet another interesting innovation from the world of technology. If you're a tech nerd (like me!) you …

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World Trade Center BASE Jumpers Revealed

At 3 a.m. on September 30, 2013, three men jumped from New York City's Freedom Tower, also known as One World Trade Center. Their parachutes opened minutes before hitting pavement on West Street. You can watch the whole thing here:<p>BASE jumping—leaping from fixed objects and hoping to high heaven …

Willie Randolph executes a masterful photobomb during Joe Girardi's interview

The face he makes is THE BEST.<p>Joe Girardi did a nice, long in-game interview with the YES Network during the Yankees' Grapefruit League game against the Phillies. Mid-way through the conversation (about the 2:18 mark of this video), bench coach guest instructor Willie Randolph made a very …

Expanded replay blends tradition with technology

NEW YORK -- One thing instant replay is going to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt: Major League Baseball's umpires are very, very good.<p>"This is going …

Google beats back Yahoo to reclaim No. 1 spot in U.S. Web desktop traffic

How to Make GIMP Work More Like Photoshop

Over six months ago, I stopped using Adobe Photoshop and switched to the open source alternative, GIMP, for all my personal photography projects. …

Meet Snoopy: The DIY drone that tracks your devices just about anywhere

DIY stalker device uniquely IDs people by tracking radio signals they emit.<p>Seven months ago, Ars documented CreepyDOL, a low-cost, distributed …

Ongoing health exchange tech problems force enrollment deadline extension

HHS loosens rules to accommodate those still stuck in enrollment-site hell.<p>The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that it …

Here's Where To Download Microsoft Office For iPad — Including Word, Excel And PowerPoint

Now you can do all the work that previously required a desktop PC or laptop on an Apple tablet.<p>As usual, Apple's iTunes App Store has been a little slow to make them easily available through its search tool. So we've done the work for you.<p>Here are the links that lead to separate downloads of all …

Microsoft Launches Enterprise Mobility Suite

At a media event in San Francisco today, Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella announced the launch of the company’s new Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). The company says this bundle of services will make it easier for IT organizations in large businesses to manage all of the devices their employees …

Microsoft And Office In A Multi-Platform World

This morning Microsoft unveiled and launched Office for iPad, as well as new tools to help companies manage devices that run on platforms other than Windows. The move, while expected, underscored a shift at Microsoft, a lessening the internal hegemony of Windows, long the product considered to be …

Between Amazon & Google, cloud storage will be free by next year

What will digital life look like in a decade? Some predictions, from the optimistic to mind control

From augmented reality to cat videos, big thinkers weigh in on where the Internet is after 25 years, and where it will be in 10 more.<p>Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s initial proposal for what would become the World Wide Web. Think about how different media and technology …

Bloomberg Media Makes First Moves Toward New Digital Products

Justin Smith has taken the first major steps in his revamp of Bloomberg Media with the hiring of former AOL Live president Nathan Richardson and …