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Seventy-five percent of internet use in 2017 will be mobile: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seventy-five percent of internet use will be mobile in 2017, up slightly from this year, as a growing number of consumers around the world access the web on smartphones and tablets, media buying agency Zenith forecast this week.<p>A man explores social media on a computer at an …

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Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

The single-seater aircraft's team spent more than a week waiting in Mandalay for weather conditions to improve in southwestern China for what will be one of the most challenging legs of the round the world attempt so far.<p>Speaking on a live feed from mission control in Monaco, Prince Albert gave …

Apple Collected Over 18,000 Hours of Health and Fitness Data for Apple Watch

ABC was recently invited to Apple's top-secret health and fitness lab for the Apple Watch for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the testing facility, accompanied by Apple executives Jeff Williams and Jay Blahnik. The network shared a preview of its visit on <i>Good Morning America</i> earlier today, …

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

Elon Musk may be getting into the satellite business

Well, maybe<p>Elon Musk, the chief executive of automotive company Tesla — which reported a $75 million loss earlier this week and delayed, again, its Model X SUV — is considering global internet satellites as his next venture, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported.<p>Musk is exploring a partnership with Greg …

You can now buy a fitness tracker from Withings that’s also a gorgeous $450 wristwatch

The most expensive consumer fitness tracker going on sale this year is a fancy wristwatch — not a smartwatch — and it will cost $450. The Withings …

Evernote builds corporate muscle with LinkedIn deal to scan business cards

Evernote just announced an expanded partnership with LinkedIn designed to make it a better place to organize your address book, improving the ability of its iOS app to scan business cards and manage contacts. The card-scanning feature, which became part of the iOS app last year, will now pull in …

How plastic bottles could solve Africa's lighting issues

Despite all the advances in technology, the problem of lighting up rural Africa after darkness falls is still very real. It was this thought that …

Amazon makes Kindle documents available via Cloud Drive

If you have any documents (or e-books acquired in a "non-standard" way) stored on your Kindle, now you can access them anywhere via Amazon Cloud Drive. Starting today, documents uploaded to your e-reader via your browser, mobile device or email will automatically be stored in a new "My …

Box Defeats Preliminary Injunction In OpenText’s $268M Patent Infringement Case

Some positive legal news for Box, the cloud services company that is preparing for an IPO. A judge has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction of one of its products — originally requested by the Luxembourg-based subsidiary of Canada’s OpenText, one part of a larger, $268 million patent …

iWatch Concept Images Show Curved Screen, Thick Band, and Sensors

While some hints about the functionality of Apple's upcoming smart watch have surfaced through software leaks and the company's hiring of a slew of sensor experts, the design of the product still remains a total mystery.<p>It is unknown what kind of screen the device will have, how the band will work, …

Apple's 'iOS in the Car' technology to roll out next week, says report

Apple's "iOS in the Car" operating system, which would let drivers access various iPhone functions through a car's built-in screen, is set to head out of the garage next week, says a report.<p>Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo are the automakers on board for the launch, said the Financial Times, which …

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LinkedIn is doing what Facebook, Google, and Twitter can’t: expanding in China

The only major American social network with a significant presence in China is LinkedIn. And that presence is about to get much bigger, the company hopes, after it today switches on a beta version of a mainland China-focused, Chinese-language site, branded 领英 (pronounced “ling ying.”)<p>Unlike Google, …

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Dropbox Confirms Raising $325 Million

Dropbox, the popular file storage service, has raised another $325 million in funding with the possibility of boosting that amount to $450 million, …

Any.do's Cal App Now Helps You Manage Your Meetings

Any.do entered the smart calendar market last July, as it launched its impressive Cal app out of beta.<p>While it was initially an iOS-only affair, this was remedied in December when it arrived for Android too. And today, the startup is rolling out a brand new feature for Cal, as it looks to focus on …

Introducing PeerSpace, An Airbnb For Small Businesses

Thanks to the sharing economy, you can easily rent out your car, your apartment, your bike, even your wifi network when you don’t need it. So why can’t you rent out your office?<p>The creators of a new service called PeerSpace think you should be able to. Launching today, PeerSpace is a peer-to-peer …

Fly Or Die: Fitbit Force

Personal fitness trackers and sleep trackers are officially mainstream, but deciding between the various devices out there can be tough.<p>That said, let me direct your attention to the Fitbit Force, the latest and most full-featured product from the quantified-self makers.<p>The Fitbit Force, unlike the …

Exclusive: Watch Steve Jobs' First Demonstration of the Mac for the Public, Unseen Since 1984

It’s January, 1984. Steve Jobs, nattily attired in a double-breasted suit, is demonstrating Apple’s breakthrough personal computer, Macintosh, before …

Apple Mac Pro review (2013): small, fast and in a league of its own

It would be an understatement to say that Apple's Mac Pro workstation was getting a little long in the tooth. As of summer 2012, it was missing Apple's own Thunderbolt ports, not to mention 802.11n WiFi. Finally, though, Apple released an updated version, and it addresses a little more than just …

Is South Korea full of video game addicts?

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial …

Apple's Legal Bill in Samsung Fight $60M and Counting

Apple has incurred legal costs of over $60 million in its court battle against Samsung in California, and the bill is still rising.<p>The figure was …

Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

As Bitcoin tops $1,200, does its fate rest in China's hands?

A surge in Chinese demand underlies bitcoin's astronomical rise over the past few months—the alternative digital currency topped $1,200 early Friday—underscoring the nation's interest in digital currencies as alternative investments.<p>The question lingers: is it only a matter of time before the …

Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

As <b>AllThingsD</b> had first reported in August that it was working on, Yahoo is poised to announce a deal with well-known television news star Katie …

Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome as surveillance technology

A leaked internal Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome Everywhere campaign, drawing pointed attention to Google's program of monetizing personal …

Xbox One Sells 1M Units in 24 Hrs

Amazon announces week-long Black Friday sale schedule

Amazon announced the schedule for its five-day holiday sale taking place the week of Black Friday.<p>Beginning at 8:10 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 25, Amazon will offer limited-time discounts on titles such as <i>Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition, Remember Me, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Kingdom Hearts</i> …