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Southwest Airlines adds mobile boarding pass support for 28 airports to iPhone app

Southwest Airlines has issued an update to its iPhone and iPod touch app that should make the lives of several frequent travelers a bit easier. The company has added mobile boarding pass support to the app for 28 airports, which is up from the previously supported handful of airpots. Here are all …

A closer look at Titanfall's not-so-secret weapon: Microsoft's cloud

While you were busy running along walls and throwing missiles back at your opponents during the <i>Titanfall</i> beta, countless data centers across the world were making sure that each AI-controlled Titan bodyguard had your back. Much of the frenetic action in Respawn Entertainment's debut game rests on …

Apple CarPlay Powered by BlackBerrys QNX

We’ve known that QNX is the dominate embedded operating system in hundreds of millions of vehicles on the road. Almost every car OEM uses QNX through …

New York's Grand Central to get mobile service and Wi-Fi, along with 39 other subway stations

After rolling out Wi-Fi and cell service to dozens of New York City subway stations last year, Transit Wireless is ramping up its efforts with phase two of the project. The expansion includes 29 new stations in Queens and 11 in Manhattan, with Grand Central Terminal among them. According to the …

Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent

Facebook is purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. The deal is being cut for $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and an additional $3 billion in RSUs for employee retention.<p>A termination fee is attached to the deal …

Xbox One gets battery life indicator with big February 11th update, more changes on the way

With the Xbox One finally on the market, Microsoft has had a chance to hear feedback from actual buyers and customers. While the company has already addressed some minor TV and dashboard issues, it's beginning a new update process on February 11th by fixing a few of the console's most nagging …

11 Ways to Maximize a Small Space

Mirrors and double-duty furniture are your best friends.<p>Whether you live in a cozy studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room or tiny nook in your house, use these small space design ideas to help you decorate.

Singularity: The robots are coming to steal our jobs

<b>If you worry that the robots are coming, don't, because they are already here.</b><p>Artificial intelligence agents are already involved in every aspect of our lives - they keep our inboxes free of spam, they help us make our web transactions, they fly our planes and if Google gets its way will also soon …

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AdhereTech's smart pill bottle knows when you take, and miss, your medication

For some people, taking medication on time every day is a matter of life and death. AdhereTech has created a newer version of its original smart pill bottle prototype that wants to take the pressure off those who need to take pills on a regular basis. The bottle tracks the opening and closing of …

Alcohol

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Smartphones are unquestionably one of the most useful devices of the 21st century but they continue to have one critical flaw – battery life. We’ve all been there – you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.<p>You think of ways to charge it, …

The most Instagrammed place of the year is a shopping mall in Bangkok

Over the past few years, shopping has propelled Bangkok, Thailand to being the top tourist destination in the world. And that fact is plain to see on social media: In 2013, more photos were posted on Instagram geotagged from inside a giant shopping mall in Bangkok than any other place in the world. …

Asia Travel

The Weird World of Airline Crew Crashpads

<i>Visit flyertalk.com, where this piece first appeared.</i><p>There is nothing so quintessentially "crew life" as a crashpad. They make our commuting life possible. You hear flight attendants and pilots say it a lot: "Flying is a lifestyle." For better or for worse, nothing exemplifies that like these …

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

Advertisement<p>41 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / V&A Steamworks<p>We’ve already logged a few sightings of Verizon’s powerful new LTE network in New York and …

Cellular Networks

Xbox Can Hear You Curse and Will Scold You For It

Shouting profanities while slowly losing to an 11-year-old in Call of Duty is a rite of passage for gamers everywhere. But the symbiotic relationship …

HTC One Mini banned in the UK following Nokia patent win

Of all the great patent animosities that have raged in the smartphone world over the past couple of years, that between HTC and Nokia could be one of the most brutal. Having already forced HTC to change the microphone and the radio inside its One handset, Nokia has now won a key ruling that bans …

Zackees LED turn-signal gloves are a geeky fusion of tech, fashion, and safety

The Zackees turn-signal gloves might be the greatest gift to cyclists since the helmet.<p>A unique fusion of fashion and tech, the gloves have their own arrow-shaped strings of LEDs, which cyclists can use to signal that they’re turning. They’re the sort of thing that screams “geek,” but if they keep …

Cellular Networks

'Fight Club' producer says he spied for Israel

Arnon Milchan confirms rumors that had been swirling for years<p>Veteran Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan this week revealed that he worked for decades as a spy for Israel, confirming rumors that had been swirling for years. Milchan, 68, has produced more than 120 films over the course of his career, …

Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud storage service gets an official iPhone app

Now that Kim Dotcom's cloud storage service Mega is available to the public, it's finally found time to launch the iOS app it's been promising. The new app includes many of the same features as its Android counterpart, which has been available on Android for more than four months, including file …

PowerUp 3.0 Is A Bluetooth Module That Turns A Paper Plane Into A Lean, Mean App-Controlled Flying Machine

There’s something intrinsically appealing about a choreographed blend of low and high tech. To wit, meet PowerUp 3.0: a Bluetooth 4.0 device that turns a bog-standard paper airplane into, well, a smartphone-controlled lean, mean flying machine. Or so its makers claim. And if those claims stack up …