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Snapchat reportedly partnering with Spotify, Comedy Central, others for new 'Discover' service

Earlier this year, rumors swirled that Snapchat was looking to move beyond the ephemeral video and picture messages that defined the service and move into full-on content (and advertising) distribution with a new "Snapchat Discover" feature. The service was believed to launch in November, and now</i> …

LG's £225 circular G Watch R goes on sale in the UK

Google's now selling LG's G Watch R via the Play Store in the US, but in the UK, fans of the circular Android Wear smartwatch are being made to wait. Luckily, Amazon is one step ahead (not for the first time), and has opened orders for the wearable before its rival has had the chance to do the …

AT&T expands beyond the US with $2.5 billion purchase of Mexican carrier Iusacell

AT&T just expanded its reach in a pretty significant way today — the company has agreed to purchase Mexican wireless carrier Iusacell for $2.5 billion. According to AT&T, this will create the first-ever "North American mobile service," covering 400 million people in the US and Mexico. AT&T will …

The Football Leather Moto X (2014) is now available exclusively at Verizon

Customization has always been a huge selling point for Motorola‘s Moto X line, especially with the newest option, Horween leather. Users can customize their phone through Moto Maker, and a few days later, receive a phone that’s specifically tailored to them. But what if premium Horween leather …

Mobile Technology

Mobile this week: Microsoft Lumia phone; Android 5.0 upgrade plans; Nexus 9 review

Microsoft is wasting no time removing the Nokia brand from Lumia phones. The company announced its re-branding intention two weeks ago and is now …

Steve Jobs Still Casts Long Shadow At Web Summit

I spent this past week in Dublin at Web Summit, and I couldn’t help but notice, we are still fascinated, dare I say obsessed with the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs more than three years after his death. If you knew the man or even had a meeting with him back in the day, interviewers wanted to …

Apple told its sapphire supplier 'Put on your big boy pants'

Judge Henry Boroff didn't do Apple any favors when he invited the company to specify which portions of Daniel Squiller's 21 pages of testimony were …

60 seconds with a simple but smart home monitoring device

There are already plenty of ways to keep an eye on your abode from afar, so any new home monitoring product better have a fresh approach if it wants to stand out from the competition. For start-up Form Devices, the goal wasn't to create an elaborate, connected home security system that did <i>more</i> than …

How the iPad mini became Apple’s middle child

From the iPod to the iPhone to the iPad, Apple has managed shifts in category lifecycles better than any consumer technology company, but even it …

A 23-Year-Old Set A Guinness World Record For Playing A Video Game At 18,569 Feet

"I was on the phone with a new hire at my company," he said. "My phone beeped, and I looked at it, and I got this email saying 'Congratulations, you won,' and immediately I checked out," he tells Business Insider. "Like, I couldn't understand one thing the guy was saying anymore. I just held my …

Ubisoft

How HTC designed the new One — its most important phone ever (interview)

There’s plenty that device maker HTC needs to prove this year — but its refined design sense is not one of them.<p>With the new HTC One (M8), its latest flagship smartphone, HTC has thrown down the gauntlet on smartphone design. Its metal case looks more like it came from a high-end car than a phone. …

Self-driving Ford could see around the truck ahead of you, thanks to MIT and Stanford - ExtremeTech

By on January 22, 2014 at 9:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The self-driving car of the …

IRL: the iPad Air

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>By now, we've written nearly everything there is to say about the iPad Air, but that doesn't mean we can't …

Google is mapping the history of modern music

It's no surprise that Google has been tracking music uploads, but what's unexpected is exactly <i>what</i> the search giant is doing with all of that info. Interactive maps of music's ongoing journey are charted through Play Music's users' libraries,<p>found over on Google's <i>Research Blog</i>. You could, for …

Comcast discontinues AnyPlay in-home IPTV device, preps cloud Xfinity TV apps

Back in 2012 Comcast rolled out AnyPlay, a headless (read: not connected directly to a TV) cable box that turned its live TV channels into internet streams users could watch on iOS or Android devices inside the home. Now in 2014 Comcast is discontinuing the AnyPlay service and nudging customers …

Future Windows 8.1 update may let you pin its Store apps to the desktop's taskbar

Microsoft started blurring the lines between the modern Windows interface and the classic desktop with Windows 8.1, and there are now signs that it's ready to mix things up a little more. <i>WZor</i> has posted screenshots of a leaked Windows 8.1 update that would let users pin Windows Store apps to the …

In a bid to regain trust, Microsoft okays storage of foreign users' data overseas

In the wake of recent NSA leaks, Microsoft's taking the tech road less traveled and committing to protecting foreign users' data by storing it overseas. The controversial move, as reported by the <i>Financial Times</i>, would place that data out of the NSA's legal reach by moving it off US soil and under …

Google wants you to know what you're clicking on

Google knows a lot, both about its users <i>and</i> about the internet in general. Today, the team in Mountain View has found a new way to share more of its vast knowledge of the web with us by providing background info on sites that show up in search results. You see, site information is gleaned from …

Google offers Fiber to more Provo residents, to expand coverage area throughout 2014 (update)

Provo residents who took advantage of Google Fiber's early registration can no longer claim to be <i>the chosen few</i>. The company has started accepting sign-ups from more folks, so long as they live in select areas along the former iProvo network. Registration is only open in three areas for now, but …

Honda develops braking system for early pedestrian detection

Honda's hoping you haven't had your fill of self-driving autos from CES, because it's just revealed an automatic braking system that's supposedly better than similar technologies out there. According to the Japanese automaker, its system's capable of stopping cars just in time to prevent collision, …

Google's voice search could soon be baked into Chrome, no extension required

Back in November, the folks in Mountain View trotted out the beta version of a Chrome extension that brought "OK Google"-enabled voice search to the desktop, no clicks required. That's all fine and dandy, but what if it said control was a standard option on the desktop, capable of being toggled on …

Build your own analog synthesizer with Korg's MS-20 kit

At NAMM 2013, we were able to get cozy with Korg's MS-20 mini analog synth. This year, the company is putting the wrenches in your hands with its DIY MS-20 kit. For $1,400, synthesizer enthusiasts can nab the collection of parts needed to construct a working model of the iconic instrument, with no …

WSJ: Apple considering two iPhones with larger screen sizes and metal casings

Maybe you've heard the rumor: Apple's considering larger screens for its next iPhones. Because, yeah, the mobile market's been trending that direction for a while now, so it'd make sense. That doesn't mean it's necessarily true, but with the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> weighing in on it today, the notion is …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …