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Firefox OS is Launching in Africa

Firefox OS, Mozilla’s open-source mobile operating system, is continuing its rollout to new territories with the news that Africa is next on the radar.<p>Firefox OS adopts open standards, focusing on things like HTML5 apps and open Web APIs, and first entered the market via South America in 2013 with …

WhatsApp Finally Tells You When Your Messages Are Read

If you’re a WhatsApp user, you should see a small but useful change start rolling into the app. As 9to5Mac spotted, the app will now light up its double-check marks blue when a message has been read.<p>If the read receipts don’t seem new to you, you’re probably not alone. Many users have …

Tableau hits the $100M revenue mark in third quarter

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Data analysis and visualization company Tableau Software had a big third quarter, increasing revenue to $104.5 million — a 71 …

Finally, you can own a 'Star Trek' communicator for just $99

Just weeks after we got to ride a real-world hoverboard for the first time, another bit of iconic Hollywood gadgetry has crossed over from science fiction to science fact, and it's great news for Trekkers.<p>Startup OnBeep's debut product is Onyx, a Bluetooth-powered team communication tool that …

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Check Out The Earliest Work Of Apple's Design God, Jony Ive

At one point, he was just a young British designer trying to get by.<p>However, Ive was a precocious design talent, and from a young age, he was racking up awards for his design work.<p>Leander Kahney's, <i>JONY IVE, The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products,</i> which is now out in paperback sheds new light …

Samsung's Gear Circle, the necklace-style Bluetooth headset, is heading to the U.S.

Alongside the Gear S smartwatch, Samsung announced a wearable accessory that, at the time, had limited availability. Today, however, the company announced that the Gear Circle will soon be available for purchase through T-Mobile.<p>The Gear Circle’s main function is a Bluetooth headset that vibrates …

Hello? You’re breaking up! The truth about phone reception and ‘notspots’

Halfway through our mobile-to-mobile chat, Samuel Johnston goes muffly. Hello? Hello? “Sorry, we’ve just moved into a new office and I haven’t worked out the blackspots yet,” says the head of marketing at OpenSignal.<p>Complaining about mobile phone “notspots” is the new moaning about the weather, but …

The ‘Simply Amazing’ Invention Aimed at Helping ‘Novices Learn to Play the Piano Without Reading Music’

An invention aimed at helping beginners learn how to play the piano took the Internet by storm this week after a video showing how it works was widely circulated.<p>The device, formally called the Projected Instrument Augmentation System, was developed in Germany and projects a stream of colorful …

Chinese Mac and iOS users targeted by new ‘WireLurker’ malware capable of infecting non-jailbroken devices

<i>Update: Apple confirmed the security issue in a statement provided to iMore. Apple has also revoked the certificate to prevent the apps from being installed on new devices.</i><p>The New York Times reports that a security firm called Palo Alto Networks has uncovered a new form of Apple-focused malware …

Antarctic Islands Now on Google Street View

Digital adventurers around the globe can now view remote islands made famous by British explorer Earnest Shackleton’s legendary survival epic in the Antarctic, 100 years after the voyage began.<p>In early 1915, a year after the launch of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, his ship, the</i> …

Dell adds Core M to the Venue 11 Pro tablet

This 11-inch Windows 8 slate gets Intel's latest mobile CPU.<p>Dell has a new version of its Venue 11 Pro 7000 tablet, making the switch from Intel's Atom line of low-power CPUs to the just-launched Core M.<p>The Core M CPU is part of Intel's next-gen Broadwell line, but separate from the familiar Core …

German media giant Axel Springer admits defeat, allows Google to index its news stories

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Anup Shah<p>The latest skirmish in the long-running battle between Google and the German media establishment …

An interview with the CEO of CurrentC, the merchant-backed app taking on Apple Pay

Some interesting things can happen when you cut out credit cards<p>Until two weeks ago most people had never heard of the Merchant Consumer Exchange (MCX), a digital payments platform backed by some of the biggest retailers in the US. That’s because their product, an app called CurrentC, hasn’t …