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Alcatel OneTouch becomes the smartphone partner of Toronto FC

Alcatel continues to expand its brand in America, which makes today’s announcement one of the most important events in this continent. Alcatel OneTouch has officially become the official smartphone partner of Toronto FC, the Canadian city’s acclaimed soccer team.<p>Alcatel describes this as a …

YouTube Launches YouTube Newswire, A Channel Featuring Verified Eyewitness Videos

YouTube announced today a trio of initiatives designed to expand the video-sharing site’s role in new media journalism, including eyewitness news. Most notably, the company is launching a service called YouTube Newswire in partnership with social news agency Storyful, which will introduce a curated …

Social Media

Gogoro Reveals Its Upcoming Electric Smartscooters Will Cost From $4,100

Gogoro, the Taiwan-based startup that raised $150 million in stealth mode before unveiling its flagship electric scooter, has finally revealed how much the vehicles will cost.<p>In a press conference today, co-founder Horace Luke (HTC’s former chief innovation officer), said that a Smartscooter will …

Google offering a free movie rental for Chromecast owners

Google has just opened up a pretty compelling offer to Chromecast users today, offering all owners a free movie rental of their choice from a selection of Play Store titles. We’re not just talking a few obscure films here, titles available include popular recent films, such as Kingsman and …

Netflix Is Testing Something You May Not Like

Your next Netflix binge could include an unexpected feature: commercials.<p>The popular online video streaming site is testing ads that appear before or …

Smart credit cards are coming. Here's what you need to know

At least four startups are betting the world isn't ready for mobile payments.<p>Unlike services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet (which use your phone), all-in-one cards or "smart cards" embrace a familiar medium -- the plastic credit card -- and turn it into an all-in-one payment solution.<p>Smart …

Everything analysts think will be in the next iPhone

Apple remains as tight-lipped as ever about the device's specs and features, but this hasn't stopped people from guessing. A new research note from Citi lays out what its analysts think will be in the iPhone 6s (as they are calling it).<p><b>Two phones — again.</b> Apple's tactic of selling the iPhone in two …

Windows 10's new music app looks like Microsoft's version of Spotify

Microsoft has been previewing some updates to its music and video apps for Windows 10 recently, but it looks like bigger changes are on the way. The software giant has revealed a new look and feel for what appears to be an upcoming release of the music app for Windows 10. A screenshot posted on …

Sony's Xperia Z3+ is a familiar flagship

Sony announced the Xperia Z4 for Japan last month, but this isn't it. Well it is, but internationally Sony wants it to be known as the Xperia Z3+. Truth be told, that's a more appropriate name for the phone, given the incremental upgrade it represents over last year's model. The Z3+ may look …

Phones

6Tribes is a social networking app that wants to make tribes of 'Foodies' and 'Coffee Geeks'

6Tribes is a new social networking app for iOS launching in the UK today. It’s made up of ‘tribes’ based on interests and lifestyles that you can join accordingly.<p>Anthony Rose, CEO of 6Tribes told TNW:<p><i>We created 6Tribes to connect people with groups of like-minded folk, or tribes, which reflect</i> …

Twitter appeals to Chinese companies to tweet for global reach

SHANGHAI -- It was Twitter's turn to take the big stage on day two of CES Asia and Shailesh Rao, vice president of international operation, made sure the social media company's keynote address danced right past the elephant in the room.<p>Twitter is a blocked social network, as is Facebook, inside the …

Apple’s new ‘Spaceship’ HQ could have been called the Steve Jobs Campus

If Apple’s former CEO had been more sentimental, we’d be referring to the company’s upcoming “Spaceship” headquarters as the Steve Jobs campus, according to an interesting tidbit in Stephen Fry’s <i>Telegraph</i> article about Jony Ive’s promotion.<p>While being given a tour of the rapidly advancing Apple …

Apple

Microsoft unveils Cortana voice assistant for Android and iPhone

Yes, it's official: Microsoft is bringing Windows' Cortana voice assistant to Android and iPhone. Both platforms will get a dedicated app that, much like you see on Windows Phone today, will let you dictate reminders, track flights and otherwise keep your life organized. Cortana's Notebook, which …

Twitter reportedly eyeing $1bn Flipboard acquisition

Social network and magazine app have been in talks since the beginning of the year, according to reports<p>Twitter is discussing the possibility of acquiring the social media aggregation app Flipboard at a valuation of more than $1bn, according to reports.<p>Twitter’s chief financial officer Anthony Noto …

Social Media

Aria module will bring gesture control to Android Wear and Pebble Time

We’ve seen multiple different approaches to smartwatch design over the last few years, with some companies like Pebble taking the button control route, while platforms like Android Wear rely on touch and voice. Looking for a third option? Aria is an add-on module that you clip onto your Android …

Swipe into your new home with the Knocker real estate app

A new app, billed as the "Tinder of Real Estate", is allowing homebuyers in the UK to shop for a new home the same way they shop for new partners: by swiping. It's called Knocker and was recently created by a pair of programmers at the Ignite100 accelerator in Newcastle. The app runs atop the …

Why tokenization is the key to mobile payment security

Mobile payments can be a finicky business. Consumers are presented with a broad range of payment options and channels – from Apple Pay to Google Wallet to Visa Checkout – all vying for majority adoption. The industry’s brightest minds and deepest pockets are at work to create better commerce …

Mobile Payments

Shuffle’s New iPhone App Lets You Create Disposable Phone Numbers…And Emails, Too

A new mobile app called Shuffle has launched a simple utility that lets you create additional, disposable phone numbers you can use to call or text as well as receive voicemail through, right from your iPhone. The app is a competitor to longtime favorite Burner, which has, for some time, offered …

Audi just invented fuel made from CO2 and water

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Kevin McSpadden @KevinMcspadden<p>An Audi research …

YouTube to start making feature films with its biggest stars

Also partnering with channels to make new series<p>YouTube is continuing to put money behind its community of video makers, and today it's announcing five new partnerships including one to begin making feature films this year. The feature films will be made in partnership with AwesomenessTV, which was …

Google's New Free Tool Will Help You Avoid Getting Hacked

By far one of the most common methods hackers use to infiltrate your inbox is what’s called a “phishing attack.” In a phishing attack, an Internet …

VIMEO CEO: This is what the future of television will look like

Trainor said in a video call that TV has actually made some substantial developments, getting "better and better in the type of programming that's being produced."<p>Vimeo recently signed a deal with HBO to pick up its original series "High Maintenance," which is about the life of a cannabis dealer in …

Online Life

Facebook Says There Are Now 40M Active Small Business Pages

Facebook is announcing some new programs today for small businesses, particularly ones that advertise. At the same time, the company’s also arguing that plenty of businesses find out value on the social network without buying ads.<p>Specifically, Facebook says the number of active small business Pages …

Instagram talks up its Apple Watch app

Instagram today talked up its Apple Watch app, sharing screenshots and other details.<p>In a blog post, Instagram wrote that Instagram for Apple Watch was:<p>Designed to make Instagram even more intimate and in the moment. Whether you are out on a morning walk or enjoying a cup of coffee with friends, …

Uber's about to get into the delivery business

Uber's already got a taxi and a courier business, so it makes perfect sense that it'd want to muscle in on UPS' turf. <i>TechCrunch</i> has uncovered documents revealing that the outfit is currently testing a system where high-end retailers can use Uber vehicles to make same-day deliveries to impatient …

Someone wants to buy $44 billion Salesforce

It's unclear who the takeover offers are coming from, but if the deal goes through it would be the largest software company to get acquired in history.<p>Salesforce shares are soaring after the news hit the wires, up almost 13%. At one point, they went up as high as 17%.<p>Any company that acquires …

Instagram launches music channel, @music

Instagram is a visual medium, but it's always been a favorite way for musicians to share snippets from life on the road, time in the studio or being a bridesmaid in a totally normal wedding.<p>Now the service is returning the affection with a new dedicated channel, @music. The channel will host artist …

My spray-painted gold Apple Watch has been seen over 1 million times

How I helped Casey Neistat make a viral video<p>Casey Neistat is something of a viral video legend. He's been producing, shooting, and editing videos for nearly two decades. He's done advertising work for Nike, J.Crew, and Mercedes. He's also created a handful of YouTube videos you're probably …

CES 2015: Meet the ZANO Autonomous Drone; Aerial Selfies Have Never Been so Easy!

The autonomous, intelligent ZANO drone is designed to sense and avoid obstacles and is perfect for anyone new to drone piloting, or anyone interested in putting a drone to good use as a flying, selfie-taking, remote aerial vehicle.<p>The ZANO drone flies itself, and therefore, couldn't be easier to …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …