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Facebook Launches Its Own Android Dialler

Facebook has today launched Hello, an app designed to replace the default dialler on your Android phone.<p>As you’d expect, it’s closely tied to your Facebook account with caller ID data pulled in even if you don’t have the caller’s number in your phone’s contacts list. It allows you to make calls and …

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Segway's Second Chance in China

Segways are a revolutionary mode of transportation embraced by mall cops and helmeted tourists, but seemingly very few others. Some cities have …

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

Move Over Segway, Here's an Electric Unicycle

The Unio is agile and takes up less space than a bike. Unfortunately, it's still a unicycle.<p>When it comes to motorless vehicles for adults, there used to be a firm hierarchy of ridiculousness: Razor scooter < outdoor elliptical cycle < Segway. But now Chang-Yu Pan has come in and shaken everything …

Amazon’s Consumerist Obsession Has Found A Home, And It’s A Smart One

With Echo and Dash, Amazon lays out its vision for the house of the future. Here are the upsides and downsides.<p>You pull into the garage after a long day at work, grab your stuff, and get out of the car. As you head inside, your hallway lights turn on, and Amazon’s Echo speakers fire up some …

Smart Homes

Conflicting reports on IS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's fate

<b>There are conflicting reports about the fate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State jihadist group.</b><p>An Iraqi interior ministry spokesman told the BBC Baghdadi was seriously wounded in a "coalition" air strike in March, without giving further details.<p>The Guardian newspaper quoted a …

Want To See A Sliver Of What Google Knows About You?

You can now download your entire Google search history.<p>Google just gave Chrome users a little feature with big implications: You can now download your search history. It might seem silly–and somewhat frightening–to download a massive file containing everything you have searched for since enabling …

Self Balancing Two Wheel Scooter – Segway Like

I ride electric skateboards and I ride them quite a bit. I use them whenever I find the opportunity when tracking shots or subjects. Combined with a …

Trapped Into Selling Magazines Door-to-Door

Traveling crews have been exploiting young workers and scamming customers for decades—and neither law enforcement nor Congress has been able to do anything about it.<p>“Oh my God, can you grab him?” I shouted at the woman at the door, as my 3-month-old puppy darted out into the cold and I tried to …

Selling

WhatsApp Starts Rolling Out Voice Calling on iOS

After months of waiting, free voice calling on WhatsApp finally arrived on Android late last month. iOS users were left waiting for the feature, however – until today.<p>A new version of the messenger is now live in the App Store, calling support included.<p>It seems the feature isn’t actually active for …

JotterPad Is The Writing App For Creatives

The word processor hasn’t changed since we abandoned pen and paper. But, one thing that has changed since the heady days of Windows 95 is our lives. We’re an easily distracted bunch. Heck, according to new research, our attention spans can barely focus on one thing for 10 seconds without embarking …

Apps

Google hopes to one day replace Gmail with Inbox, promises to bring over many features in the interim

Three Inbox by Gmail engineers today answered questions as part of a Reddit AMA session. Most of the answers were tidbits we’ve heard of before, but one stood out to us: Google plans to eventually replace Gmail with Inbox.<p>In response to the question “Do you think Inbox will replace Gmail on the …

Download Files to Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.net Directly from the Internet (How To)

Cloud Storage is a great way of doing the storage of data in large form and having instant access to them when needed to see them. The data uploaded …

Is AES 256 secure enough for putting Backups to AWS or Dropbox?

How long would it take with current hardware to hack an Disk Image which was encrypted with AES 256?<p>I ask because i want to backup personal files …

Dropbox? When is it OK to say 'yes'?

When CIO Gerry Moore joined US-based St. James Hospital Group last year, the staff and doctors -- who increasingly work with mobile devices -- wanted …

Dropbox gets a little more magical with Office integration - The American Genius

Make it harder for Facebook to track you around the web<p>(TECH NEWS) Facebook remains in hot water, but you can make a simple choice that puts you in …

Dropbox Teams Up with HackerOne for Bug Bounty Program

Dropbox has announced a new partnership with HackerOne to help the company reign in security breaches and protect user information, according to a Dropbox blog entry posted today.<p>The new bug bounty program augments Dropbox’s existing in-house operation.<p>The scrutiny centers on Dropbox, Carousel and …

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Bitbrick Smartband Launches On Kickstarter (video)

A new smartband has launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this week that is available to back from as little as $65 and provides you …

My Segway Ride

The headline on Quartz pretty much summed it up:<p>“The tortured and ludicrous history of Segway ends with its acquisition by a Chinese imitator”<p>It didn’t have to end this way, or did it? For anyone toiling in the tech space before the dot-com bubble burst, it was impossible to have missed the story …

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Cool Beer Labels: Art & Design from Breweries Around the World

<b>You’ll love this packaging design book if:</b><p>You like exploring real examples of package design<br>• You want to learn more about the growing craft brewing …

Typography in logo design: What's your type?

Web design agencies and graphic designers are always trying to come up with creative solutions to encapsulate the identity of a brand into one clear, …

Huawei Launches 5.2" P8 Flagship Smartphone and P8max Phablet

Huawei has announced the newest flagship to join its smartphone range today in the form of the Ascend P8, a successor to 2014’s P7 device.<p>The handset keeps the same solid metal chassis as previous models. The company said it has a “completely flat” design to make it sleeker, stronger and more …

Mobile Technology

Segway is now a Chinese company thanks to Ninebot and Xiaomi

Can't say we saw this coming, but Segway has just been fully acquired by a Chinese company called Ninebot, which also specializes in self-balancing human transporters. The irony here is that Segway actually accused its then competitor of IP infringement just a little over six months ago, according …

Samsung builds 200-person team to handle Apple's display needs

Longtime rivals Apple and Samsung are also bedfellows on several fronts -- and Samsung has formed a new team to focus on displays for its frenemy, according to a new report.<p>Samsung Display, the conglomerate's screen-making subsidiary, has brought together about 200 employees who will work …

Revenue Gap Between iOS And Android Apps Grows, Thanks To China

Due to Android’s sizable market share, Google Play apps have historically led iOS apps in terms of the number of downloads, while iOS apps have consistently beat out Google Play apps in revenue. But according to new data out this morning from app store analytics firm App Annie, that gap is still …