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iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

When Tim Cook takes the stage at WWDC in a couple months, everyone is expecting him to unveil the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8… the first major update to the OS since Jony Ive drastically overhauled it.<p>Most of us at this point have come around to iOS 7 being an …

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Apple reportedly integrating Shazam song detection into iOS

<i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Apple is working on a music identification feature for iOS that will allow iPhone and iPad users to use their device's microphone to work out what song is playing. Sources familiar with the feature say that the company is partnering with Shazam Entertainment, which has its …

Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better (hands-on)

Withings has a scale, a blood pressure monitor, and an activity bracelet — now it's trying to help us all get a little shut-eye between all that activity. This week at CES it announced the Aura, a $299 device designed to help you fall asleep faster, sleep better, and wake up easier. It comes in two …

Rethinking Retina: Apple's 13-inch iPad Pro Is Rumored To Have A 4K Display

The other shoe to drop on Tim Cook’s “big plans” for Apple in 2014 is resolution. Specifically, rumors from the Chinese site <i>Pad News</i> and Foxxcon indicate that the forthcoming “iPad Pro” will ditch retina in favor of 4K (as in 4,000 pixels on the longer side.) A report from Hamza Kahn at the News …

Researchers sent a text message using only vodka and a fan

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "drunk text," York University researchers in Canada have used vodka and a desk fan to send a new kind of text message. In the experiment, they encoded the alphabet in evaporated alcohol, assigning different concentration levels to represent bits 1 and 0. The …

Rumor: T-Mobile Uncarrier 4.0 to award subscribers that switch carriers up to $350 credit for their ETF

T-Mobile will soon announce a new step in its Uncarrier initiative – dubbed as Uncarrier 4.0 – maybe as soon as CES 2014, which may be offering cash to subscribers that ditch their current mobile operator in order for them to make up for their Early Termination Fees.<p>The news is not confirmed yet, …

Android smartphone made of solid titanium now available for $1,800

In the past, luxury handset manufacturer Gresso has been known for dressing up iPhones with diamonds (and charging $30,000 for the deed) and producing featurephones, but now it's getting into the Android business with its limited edition Radical smartphone series. The bottom-line model, the Radical …

'PKPKT' is a Bluetooth iPhone game for kleptomaniacs

<i>PKPKT</i> (pronounced "pickpocket") is a new iPhone game that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to simulate digital pickpocketing. Each player starts with $1,000 dollars in fake money, and can make more money by stealing from nearby <i>PKPT</i> users even if the app isn't open, thanks to the technical wizardry …

Gorgeous Robox 3D printer hopes it can do for 3D printing what the iMac did for personal computing

In 1999, my elementary school got every single kid to love computer class with a single move: It replaced a fleet of Macintosh Classic IIs with iMac …

Intel planning future 18-core processor: report

<b>Intel is reportedly planning an 18-core version of its next-generation server and workstation processors, and is also working on ultra-low-Wattage</b> …

This t-shirt will tell your phone how healthy you are

OMSignal<p>Last month, Quartz wrote about Scanadu Scout, a nifty little device that can measure your vital signs—temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and more—simply through contact with your skin. The catch was that you have to hold it up your forehead to get a reading. Stephane Marceau, founder …

Verizon quietly unleashes its LTE monster, tripling 4G capacity in major cities

We’ve already logged a few sightings of Verizon’s powerful new LTE network in New York and other cities, but in the last few months Verizon has been …

SmartThings Rolls Out A New iPhone App To Simplify Adding Your Home To The Internet Of Things

If you haven’t yet connected all the rooms and lights and doors in your house to the Internet of Things, SmartThings wants to make it easier for you to do so. With the latest version of its iPhone app, SmartThings is working to better educate consumers about all the things they can do with a …

The next USB plug will finally be reversible

Work has begun on a new generation of USB that will break compatibility with existing connectors in order to improve ease of use and allow for thinner devices. The new connector, called Type-C, is an addition to the existing USB 3.1 specification and is expected to be finalized by the middle of …

Report: Metal Galaxy S5 body being built by the same company that supplies Apple, HTC

After four generations of plastic, the evidence is building that Samsung might finally be using metal for the body of the Galaxy S 5. The most recent …

Netflix's first original animated series to premiere on Christmas Eve

You remember when that ironically titled film <i>Turbo</i> came out this past summer? The one about the snails (thus the irony)? Apparently it was popular enough to warrant an exclusive animated series on Netflix -- the streaming service's first such investment -- and it becomes available on Christmas Eve. …

AllCast for Android pushes media to Apple TV and Roku, available for willing beta testers (video)

If you've been eager to send cloud or locally-stored media to your TV, another option could be on the way. Currently in beta, AllCast is an Android app that streams content from places like Google Drive, Dropbox or your mobile device's storage to an Apple TV, Roku, Xbox console, Samsung Smart TV …

Dell 24-inch 4K monitor leaks

A Dell 24-inch 4K monitor is on the way, according to data posted on the company's Web site.<p>Though there are 32-inch 4K displays on the market already, a 24-inch UHD product could signal a new trend, according to Anandtech.<p>Specifications for the UP2414Q from the Dell page include and an "Ultra HD …