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10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

Neutrons

Cydia gets updated with better repository and package management, iOS 7-style icon, other fixes

The well-known jailbreak application Cydia has received a fairly notable update today, bringing the utility to version 1.1.10. The new version of the app makes it much easier to manage sources and packages, and brings a refreshed iOS 7-style icon as well as other fixes.<p>Most notably, much of the …

Chrono raises $32M to develop its 'stop smoking' bracelet

Chrono Therapeutics‘ wearable, called SmartStop, injects a tiny bit of nicotine into the wearer’s bloodstream at timed intervals.<p>In this way it’s similar to the patch, but SmartStop gives the wearer some control over when that happens. Timing the introduction of the nicotine can help the user deal …

Samsung unlocks dock of Galaxy S5

Australian owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 can now unlock the dock of their Android handset thanks to a new update.<p>Samsung has finally given Australian Galaxy S5 owners the option of unlocking the dock of their Android handsets.<p>The dock is a series of icons at the bottom of the home screen …

Apps

Here's One Big Way Your Mobile Phone Could Be Open To Hackers

Despite the fact that every major Internet provider has added some kind of encryption to its services over the past year, tracking your online traffic is easier than you think.<p>And you don't have to be the target of the hacker or the NSA for your traffic to be intercepted. There is a hole in mobile …

Nokia's Lumia 1320 Phablet Goes on Sale in the US

It’s been a while since Nokia announced its Lumia 1320 phablet, but the six-inch device is finally going on sale in the US, where it will be available exclusively via Cricket. The phone is priced at $279.99 off-contact, and includes support for 4G LTE networks.<p>We got hands-on with the device at …

Taking aim at Apple over chemicals

Elizabeth O’Connell is waging war on Apple from an iPhone 5C with a cracked screen.<p>O’Connell, campaigns director for Green America, is part of an 80-strong group of environmental and human rights groups that recently fired off a 17-page letter to Apple’s vice president of environmental affairs Lisa …

Human Rights

This Smart Cup Can Identify Any Beverage You Pour Into It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Vessyl is the smartest cup you didn't know you needed. There's nothing tech people love as much as …

Family Location App Life360 Adds CTO To Fend Off Apple And Other Rivals

Nearly one month after collecting the first tranche of a $50 million round in the form of a strategic investment from home security company ADT, Life360 has named a chief technology officer, and expanded its platform as new competitors encroach.<p>The San Francisco-based company named former Klout …

Starbucks' plan to roll out wireless phone chargers is just a big fat ad for Powermat & Duracell

Starbucks plans to roll out wireless smartphone chargers across its U.S. stores, the company shared yesterday.<p>But what looks like an incredible convenience for smartphone touting Iced White Chocolate Mocha drinkers is actually just an ad for Powermat, Duracell, and the firms’ Power Matters Alliance.<p>…

Inside the mind of an iWatch product manager

Apple announced a torrent of new software features at last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, strongly hinting at the upcoming launch of an Apple “iWatch” with frameworks for health tracking and home automation.<p>But as the buzz and speculation around what this iWatch will deliver continue to …

Beats goes after runners, gym goers with new Bluetooth ear buds

Headphone maker Beats Electronics is launching a $200 pair of wireless ear buds that the company says would survive six days of sweaty, hour-long workouts without needing a recharge.<p>Athletes are already among the most prominent users of the earmuff-like, single-side-cord Beats headphones. It’s hard …

Consumer Tech

Windows Phone 8.1 getting into shape with Fitbit support

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>You generally need an iPhone(s aapl) or Android(s goog) handset if you want a smartwatch or health tracker, because most of …

Does It Really Matter if You Eject Disks Properly?

Your computer nags you if you don't hit "eject," but there's a good reason.<p>We've all yanked external disks out of computers in a hurry, skipping the step of properly ejecting them. If you have a Mac, then your machine probably nags you about it. But are you actually doing any harm? The answer is …

Parrot MiniDrones get US pricing, August release date

Cramming a lot of fun into small packages, the Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo MiniDrones will be landing in the US in time for the holidays.<p>In case you missed it back at CES 2014, Parrot unveiled a new MiniDrone line to go along with its larger AR.Drone models such as the upcoming BeBop .<p>The …

Drones

New Samsung Tablets Use Size and Screens to Take On iPads

Samsung has trotted out another round of tablets: The 8.4- and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S line looks to take on the 7.9- and 9.7-inch iPads by offering …

Will Microsoft bring Cortana to iOS and Android?

Microsoft contemplates whether to bring its Cortana personal digital-assistant technology to non-Windows platforms. Are the tradeoffs worth it?<p>Microsoft management is considering the wisdom and feasibility of making the company's Cortana personal digital-assistant technology available on Apple's …

Windows Phone

A BMW Can Now Control A GoPro Camera Because Why Not

As a result of a new partnership between GoPro and BMW, it’s never been easier to record your hoonage antics. Select late-model BMW cars will soon be able to control GoPro cameras directly from the dash. Just click record on the dash of the car and the connected GoPro cameras click to life.<p>Starting …

High-speed maglev toys are coming in 2015

Takara Tomy promised us that maglev technology would make its way to playsets next year, when we spoke at this year's Tokyo Toy Show. It had two very different toys on hand, one a train that the company claims can reach up to 600 KPH (relative to its scale, at least). To our untrained eyes, all we …

Nexus 8 rumor roundup: Everything we think we know

Is Google building an 8-inch Nexus tablet? All signs point to maybe -- let's see what we know.<p><i>Editors' note: This piece was first published on June 13, 2014 and will be updated periodically.</i><p>It's hard to keep a secret. While Google and any prospective partners have kept mum about the existence of an …

Mobile Technology

Smell-O-Vision Is Coming To An iPhone Near You

Photo: Courtesy of oNotes.<p>Ever look at one of the hundreds of brunch, cupcake, or flower Instagram photos on your iPhone and wished you could get a …

China broadens crackdown on Google services

When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to<p>Googleto search for pictures to use as inspiration. "The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services," says the 30-year-old from Guangzhou.<p>But for the last two weeks, when Yi has tried …

China