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Mysterious Startup Gogoro Quietly Raises $150 Million For An Electric Scooter You'll Never Have To Plug In

That product is a smart electric scooter that you'll never have to plug in to charge.<p>Instead, the scooter is powered by a small, portable battery that you can swap out at battery-swapping stations across major cities, Greg Kumparak reports at TechCrunch.<p>"By 2030, there's going to be 41 megacities, …

Netflix sperrt VPN-Nutzer offenbar zunehmend aus

<b>Vor einigen Tagen bekam die offizielle Netflix-App bereits ein Update, welches DNS-Workarounds sperrte, was die länderübergreifende Nutzung des</b> …

Netflix is starting to wound the movie industry where it hurts most

Streaming video services, mainly Netflix, have been undermining broadcast television and cable channels for years — but we are now getting some signs …

Apple increases iOS and Mac Developer Program pricing in EU countries to £79/€99

Apple has quietly increased the cost of its iOS & Mac Developer Programs in some EU countries with price hikes confirmed for at least the UK and Germany. In Germany, the programs are up from the previous €80/year to €99/year, while in the UK pricing has been adjusted from £60/year to £79/year.<p>While …

App Store

Azealia Banks vs Iggy Azalea: 'Privileged white people shouldn’t steal hip-hop'

Two of hip-hop's biggest female stars have come to public blows over race. Reni Eddo-Lodge explains why this hip-hop battle is so much bigger than these two women<p>Three years ago, rapper Azealia Banks had a viral hit with <i>212</i>, and this year she finally came out with her debut album. But she’s also …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This Speaker Upgrades Its Software So It Never Becomes Obsolete

Futureproof your sound system<p>Obsolescence is one of the most annoying problems in technology: You save up to buy the newest piece of hardware only to have it eclipsed by a newer, shinier version just a few months later. What if our electronics were built to evolve instead?<p>That’s the thinking behind …

Gear & Gadgets

This machine uses an iPhone to sort M&M’s by color

Let’s face it. Deep in our hearts, we all know some colored M&M’s taste better than others. For me, it’s the red and green ones; for my wife, it’s the brown and orange ones. And Van Halen famously stipulated in all its contracts that the band should never be served any brown M&M’s, requiring some …

Van Halen

The Entire U.S. Population Fits In These 4 Chinese Provinces. So What?

In terms of total land area, the U.S. and China are close in size, but the latter's population is more than four times that of the United States. …

Geography

PlayStation Now: Sony und Samsung machen gemeinsame Sache bei gestreamten Spielen

Per Pressemitteilung haben Sony und Samsung eine Partnerschaft bekannt gegeben. Diese handelt davon, dass PlayStation-Spiele im Jahr 2015 auf Samsung …

Samsung

Why did Apple choose to be a Grinch this year?

It’s December 24th, and there’s no sign of Apple’s annual iTunes 12 Days Of Gifts. We’re calling it: it’s not happening this year. But why not?<p>In case you haven’t kept up with it in previous years, Apple’s 12 Days Of Gifts App was Apple’s digital advent calendar. Landing the day after Christmas, it …

Apps

Plague: This 'Tinder for Information' Could Be onto Something

Over the weekend I spent a bit of time with Plague, an app that our own Owen Williams recently described as a gamified version of Reddit, and I’m sure the developers have hit on something noteworthy here. It looks like others agree, as its user base is growing rapidly.<p>Despite only a small amount of …

Apple Patents Reverse AirPlay For Streaming From Apple TV To iOS Devices

Apple has a new patent, awarded by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which details reverse AirPlay – beaming content <i>from</i> your Apple TV <i>to</i> your iOS device, instead of the other way around. The system details remote viewing for iOS and Apple TV device owners, and also allows for mirroring of the …

Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure updated with iCloud support for cross-device play

A notable update has just landed on Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure.<p>Developed by The Incident creator Big Bucket Software, Space Age is a universal iOS …

This Designer Says The Apple Watch Was 'Clearly' Designed By Marc Newson — Not Jony Ive

At least one designer thinks Marc Newson created the Apple Watch, not Jony Ive.<p>Ive is Apple's lead product designer.<p>"It's got Marc Newson's fingerprints all over it," industrial designer Bradley Price told Om Malik. "It's clearly something he designed rather than Jony Ive."<p>Price founded Autodromo, …

Twitter And Foursquare Are Partnering To Improve Location In Tweets

Twitter and Foursquare are planning to partner together in 2015 to power location in tweets, a source familiar with the deal tells Business Insider.<p>The geo-based features could roll out as soon as the first quarter.<p>Twitter is independently staffing up in the location department, too. It recently …

Workflow pushes the limits of how powerful iOS can be

What It's Like Getting Hired By Apple

"Well designed, great unboxing experience and super high quality materials," says Jeremy Foo, who got a job at Apple and wrote about the process on Medium.<p>Foo tried to get a job at Apple for four years.<p>He says his first attempt was a learning experience. He was contacted by a recruiter through …

Employment

Workflow Is The Most Impressive Productivity App We've Ever Seen

Imagine you could create a single button on your iPhone that does whatever you want.<p>Want to order an Uber for your next Calendar event? Easy. Want a button designated for calling mom? Done. Wish you could tap a button and get directions to the nearest coffee shop? Who wouldn't? Want to tweet the …

Hit Dystopian Game 'Papers, Please' Lands on iPad Amid Publicity Over Censorship by Apple

The popular PC "dystopian document thriller" <i>Papers, Please</i> launched on the iPad early this morning, after hitting Mac earlier this year and originally being released on Steam in August of 2013. As noted by our sister site <i>TouchArcade</i>, however, the new iOS version is bringing a bit of controversy …

Final Fantasy VII Will Cost $16 On PS4

Fresh off the biggest trolling in video game history, Square Enix has announced that the upcoming PS4 port of <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> will cost sixteen …

Lkw-Hersteller verhindern mehr Sicherheit auf der Straße

Durch ein verändertes Design der Fahrerkabine könnten Lastwagen schon jetzt sicherer und spritsparender werden. Doch weil die EU vor Lkw-Herstellern …

Auto

Robinhood lets you trade stocks for free on your iPhone

A next-generation brokerage is now open for business<p>Last year, a mobile stock brokerage named Robinhood opened to a small number of beta testers. At a time when most brokerages charge $7 to $10 for stock trades, Robinhood offered those trades for free. Its elegant mobile app for iPhone was built to …

This Satellite Maps the Whole Earth Every Two Days

Proba-V captures amazing images of everything going on down here.<p>​This is what a volcano erupting looks like from space.<p>A land-mapping mini-satellite captured the Sangeang Api volcano in Indonesia in May, when it erupted and caused a plume of volcanic ash that grounded flights across Indonesia and …

This is what a Supreme Court justice sounds like when he recites violent rap lyrics

The Supreme Court on Friday posted audio of Chief Justice John Roberts reciting rap lyrics during oral arguments for a case that examines whether violent or threatening speech posted on social media can be prosecuted.<p>The case, <i>Elonis v. The United States</i>, centers around a Pennsylvania man who was …

The Banner Saga 2 Announced

The Banner Sequel<p>Developer Stoic has announced The Banner Saga 2.<p>Unveiled at The Game Awards, The Banner Saga 2 is an official sequel to The Banner …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

This Is Satya Nadella's Favorite New Microsoft App

These apps demonstrate Nadella's vision to create all kinds of new "productivity software." Gone is the laser-like focus on Windows. Nadella is instead focused on cloud computing and creating Microsoft software that runs on any operating system and device.<p>But among all the new apps, from Office for …

Apps

'Gundam: The Origin' Will Introduce Classic Anime To A Whole New Generation

One of the big anime events in the Japanese calendar for next year is the theatrical release of the first part for Gundam: The Origin.<p>This is a big deal in Japan, not least due to the fact that this is the animated version of a hugely successful manga that in itself was a re-telling of the classic …

Neues Bluetooth kann viel mehr, zum Beispiel Internet - Engadget Deutschland

Schneller, smarter und ideal für das "Internet der Dinge" ist das neue Bluetooth 4.2, wenn man der Bluetooth Special Interest Group glauben mag. Der neue Standard schütze die Privatsphäre besser und könne - sobald ein entsprechendes Profil ratifiziert sei (so eine Floskel in einer …