David Stephenson

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Philips grows Hue smartphone-controlled lighting lineup with $80 LivingColors Bloom, $90 LightStrips

There's no shortage of home automation solutions on the market, but none can touch the cool factor of Philips' Hue. The Android and iOS-controlled lighting solution consists of a base station that controls up to 50 different lights, including the company's existing LED Connected Bulb, and two new …

Wunderlist releases Chrome packaged app with offline support and notifications

Chrome is well on its way to becoming more than just a web platform, but a platform unto itself. The way that's happening is with "packaged apps," which use web technologies but are run on Chrome and can actually exist outside your browser window as a distinct app. The latest company to sign on is …

Sony's 4K Ultra HD player now available, rentals to cost $7.99 with purchases priced at $29.99

Sony's 4K Ultra HD media player is now available for purchase, with the earliest orders slated to ship July 5th. As announced previously, it's priced at a whopping $699.99, though comes pre-loaded with 10 full-length movies out of the box. Of course, titles vary in quality, with <i>The Amazing</i> …

Disconnect, An Ex-Googler’s Social Enterprise/Privacy Startup, Raises $3.5M, Extends To More Browsers

As we continue to see more details brought to light in how the government requests and uses information about what we do on the web and on our mobile devices, an ex-Googler and a consumer rights attorney, who have dedicated themselves to helping users remain private, have raised some funding to do …

'Activation lock' to tighten iOS security

Apple may not be able to do anything to stop a mugger from stealing your iPhone, but changes in iOS 7 will prevent the thief from trying to sell the phone as new.<p>At its Worldwide Developers Conference here on Monday, Apple unveiled several security enhancements. Activation Lock is the most …

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Paranoid Android’s HALO project is now open source

Intrigued by HALO but not exactly interested in moving over to the Paranoid Android ROM to try it? We have good news for you. Taking to Google+, the folks behind Halo and the Paranoid ROM have announced that they are going open source with the HALO project. This means that Android developers can …

If Google Has Its Way, You Could Wink At Your Phone To Unlock It

Instead, you'll want to wink at it, or lick your lips, or stick your tongue out, or wrinkle your nose. Google has filed for a patent application that will let you do just that, reports Todd Weiss at eWeek .<p>The patent overs facial recognition tech that would recognize a user's unique facial …

Take A Good Look At Apple’s New iOS 7 With These Early Screenshots

iOS 7 was announced today officially at WWDC 2013, and it brings a lot of visual changes to Apple’s mobile OS, plus a host of new features and functionality as well. The official release is still a few months off, but one enterprising developer, Brian Roizen, has posted a fairly extensive …

Silkworms work with robot to make 3D-printed dome

Animals can do amazing things, and their behaviors and physical properties have inspired some groundbreaking tech. But what if we could do more with what animals make? Spider silk, for instance, has a tensile strength similar to that of alloyed steel -- and some fascinating potential uses.<p>But the …

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Will Launch “This Holiday Season” For $399, $100 Less Than Xbox One

Following up on their oddly detail-light press conference a few months back, Sony used their E3 press conference this evening to finally disclose a bunch of important details: the price, a launch window, and, at long last, what the PlayStation 4 will look like.<p>The PlayStation 4 will launch in the …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Adidas's New Smart Soccer Ball Tells You Everything About Your Kicks

Tech in sports typically revolves around maximizing performance in some nebulous and difficult-to-fact-check way. But Adidas has been doing some very …

Chromium browser cops reset feature to clean up malware messes

Mopping up after malicious software can land you in a browser quagmire full of sketchy search engines, toolbars or worse. Google's latest version of its open-source Chromium browser now has a remedy for much of that thanks to a 'reset profile' setting discovered by code tinkerer François Beaufort. …

Dating Apps for the Already Attached

Online dating services are expert at setting up people who never knew each other before, and some 40 million Americans use them. Lately, a lot of …

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