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Transcend Debuts JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits Up to 960GB for MacBook Air, Retina Macbook Pro

Transcend has introduced new JetDrive SSD upgrade kits designed for the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The upgrade kits offer up to 960GB of internal storage capacity and come with both installation tools and instructions.<p>JetDrive kits also ship with an aluminum USB 3.0 …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Apple, The Hyperion Ion Cannon And Why Future iPhones Could Have A Sapphire Screen

Late last week we published a piece about why Apple would want to build a factory to manufacture sapphire crystal, and why it might want to own over $570M worth of that production up front. Today, by connecting a few more dots, we can piece together how it could overcome the pricing and production …

Skoda Rapid long-term test - first report - What Car? 2013

Mobincube, An App Builder That’s Spawned 18K Apps, Raises $946K For U.S., Int’l Push

Spanish startup Mobincube has closed a €700,000/$946,000 seed round for its drag and drop, web-based app builder which lets non-developers build their own mobile apps using a series of templates. The round was led by early stage VC firm Inveready. Others investors include the VC arm of Spanish …

The First Computer With Leap Motion Gesture Control Built Right In

Leap Motion, the Kinect-like gesture control system we profiled here, is super exciting; it measures gestures to the hundredth of a millimeter, and works on any computer. They're working their way up to shipping the device as an accessory, but they've also partnered with HP for something a little …

If you’ve ever wanted your phone and your PC to merge, this millionaire has a deal for you

Mark Shuttleworth, the South African-born, Isle of Man-based millionaire who was only the second person on earth to pay to have himself shot into space, has latched onto a vision that’s compelling in its simplicity, not its particulars: Shuttleworth contends that it’s time people stopped owning …

Ubuntu

Every designer in existence has redesigned iOS 7. Why don't you give it a go?

Apple’s iOS 7 is a mockery of design. Or, a masterpiece. Or, a solid attempt built for Apple’s next billion customers. There really isn’t a consensus.<p>In any event, now that iOS 7 has been redesigned by seemingly thousands of designers — some before it was even released — why don’t you give it a …

Google's Chrome App Launcher is Now Live For Windows Users

Windows users can now download and enable the Chrome App Launcher, giving them instant access to common Web-based Google services such as the Chrome browser, Gmail, Google Drive and the Chrome store.<p>It’s essentially a shortcut to the landing page on the Chrome browser, which shows a horizontal grid …

Hidden iOS 7 Settings Reveal Potential Gesture and Folder Enhancements

As the developer beta testing period for iOS 7 continues, user Hamza Sood (via <i>9to5Mac</i>) has discovered hidden settings within Apple's latest iOS that include toggles for additional gesture, folder and multitasking options. It is unclear, however, how Sood came across the settings.<p><i>Image via Hamza Sood</i><p>…

New Windows Tablet Ad Again Uses Siri's Voice to Poke Fun at iPad

Microsoft has posted a new television ad on YouTube for the Dell XPS 10 Tablet running Windows RT. The ad, which somewhat reminiscent of Apple's Mac vs. PC spots, use Siri's voice to compare the Windows Tablet to the iPad. A similar spot featuring the ASUS VivoTab Smart was posted last month.<p>Sorry, …

8 web apps that are better than their desktop equivalents

Just a few years ago, even hinting that a web app could compete with a desktop equivalent would be ludicrous. There's no comparison in processing …

Software

Philips Hue just got a little brighter with 1.1 app update

"What's new with Hue?" Philips' connected light bulb just picked up a bounty of fresh tricks, thanks in no small part to the Hue 1.1 app update. The refresh, available for download today on iOS, brings a variety of additional features. Most significant, perhaps, is a partnership with IFTTT, which …