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Twitter #Music is officially dead

Months after the company stopped active development on the app, Twitter #Music is being pulled from the App Store today, the company said in a tweet. The app, which attempted to harness conversations around music and artists on Twitter to create a new way to discover music, failed to peel listeners …

Music Industry

Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

Editorial<p>From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that …

Mobile

The Next Big Health App Needs to Do More Than Just Track Our Numbers

I don't want to die. And so I exercise regularly and eat lots of vegetables and track just about every damn thing I do. I step on a scale every …

Medical Technology

RIP, iPhone 5c: You’re A Flop [Chart]

If you love the iPhone 5c, here’s a painful chart, courtesy of analytics plaform Mixpanel: growth of the iPhone 5c is pretty much stagnant at just around 6% (roughly where it’s been since Christmas), even as the iPhone 5s has achieved a 20% share of the iPhone market, overtaking the iPhone 4 and …

Mobile Technology

Finally a smartwatch concept that I could actually see myself wearing

I’ve said before that if Apple or anyone else wants to persuade me to wear a smartwatch, they’re going to have to design something that looks like a stylish watch rather than a chunk of smartphone glued to a strap.<p>Even most of the concept images floating around haven’t really hit the mark in my …

Jawbone Debuts Caffeine Monitoring app ‘UP Coffee’

If you consume coffee, energy drinks, or caffeinated carbonated beverages, Jawbone has the app for you. “<i>UP Coffee</i>” is the first product from Jawbone …

Yota's latest E Ink smartphone takes a great idea and makes it pretty

YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a regular touchscreen on one side and an E Ink display on the other. It's been around for well over a year now, and in our time with previous prototypes we've been impressed with its premise, if not Yota Devices' execution. At MWC this year, the Russian …

iOS 8 Concept Video Features Unified Interface for Control Center and Multitasking

A concept video of what a unified Control Center and multitasking interface would look like in iOS 8 has been created by designer Bill Labus and posted by <i>TheTechBlock</i> (via <i>Cult of Mac</i>).<p>The version of iOS 8 in the video shows the app switcher and user settings in one unified view accessed by a single …

Fitbit Issues Voluntary Recall For Fitbit Force Due To Skin Irritation, New Version Coming “Soon”

Fitness tracking company Fitbit has just issued a recall (and stopped sales) of their popular product the Fitbit Force, a wrist-borne activity tracker that follows their Fitbit Flex but adds a display and more advanced features. The Force was a popular item according to most estimates, and was …

Want A Neat Overview Of What’s Going On In Wearables? Point Your Eyes Right Here…

Wearables are so hot right now. Apple iWatch rumours are in rude health. Google is apparently looking (beyond Glass) at picking up and strapping onto its business another startup in the wearables space (guesses for which in the comments, please).<p>Jawbone, maker of the UP fitness tracker bangle (and …

Fitness Trackers Are Useless Without Real-Time, Personalized Analysis

No one has arms long enough to wear all of the activity-tracking wristbands currently on sale or awaiting release. These devices count your steps, …

iTunes as a standalone business would be ranked 130 in the Fortune 500

Asymco has calculated that if iTunes were a standalone business, it would be ranked 130 in the <i>Fortune 500</i> list of top U.S. companies after its gross annual revenue grew 34 percent year-on-year to $23.5B. This would put it between Alcoa and Eli Lilly in the rankings, and is almost half of Google’s …

'The Lego Movie' review: the best film about blocks you'll ever see

When I think about the house I grew up in — my football-themed bedroom, the big family room, the yard — there are always Lego bricks everywhere. And I’m clearly not alone, because everyone in my packed theater watching <i>The Lego Movie</i> this weekend seemed to have the same experience I did: a …

A closer look at the 22-hour Eve Online battle that cost gamers over £180,000

The Battle of B-R5RB was the largest and bloodiest in the history of warfare. More than 20 million soldiers were killed and more than 600 warships -- …

15-minute 'Game of Thrones' season four preview shows everybody wants revenge

No one is ever safe in <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but Tyrion Lannister is apparently in for a particularly tough time in the fourth season of the HBO show. In a detailed 15-minute preview of the season, which premieres in April, <i>Game of Thrones</i>' cast and creators explain why fan-favorite Tyrion won't be able …

Bids For iPhones With Flappy Bird Nearing $100,000 On eBay

iPhones with the deleted smash hit iOS game <i>Flappy Bird</i> still installed are garnering bids of up to $99,900.00 on eBay.<p>Leading the way is eBay user pindrus who is selling his used 16GB iPhone 5s (“The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended”) …

Birds

Why Your Next iPhone Won’t Need a Case

Evidence that Apple is going big with sapphire is overwhelming. But the reasons for Apple’s sapphire obsession range from scratch-resistant screens to solar-charging screens.<p>I have another theory: Apple wants to eliminate both the need and the desire for an iPhone case, cover or sleeve. There’s a …

Mobile Technology

Wearables: the third wave of computing

<i>This article was taken from the January 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

How did the iPhone 5s film a Burberry fashion show? Apple shows us!

Apple has just posted a video showing how the iPhone 5s was used to shoot the 2014 Burberry Spring/Summer fashion show.<p>It's another example of Apple …

Steve Jobs Was ‘Cool’, According To New Smithsonian Exhibition

What do Steve Jobs, Tony Hawk, Elvis Presley, and Marlon Brando have in common? All of them qualify as “cool.”<p>That’s the verdict of the curators of a new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery — opening Friday — which explores the concept of “American Cool” through some of its …

Marlon Brando

iWatch time: Apple seeking physiologists to run fitness, energy expenditure tests

Apple has published a job listing on its website seeking physiologists and engineers to run tests related to health and fitness data. This job will require the employees to “design and run user studies related to cardiovascular fitness & energy expenditure, including calories burned, metabolic …

Wait, Where's The Treasure?: A Map Of The Internet

Note: Larger, actually legible version HERE.<p>This is the map of the internet cartographered by DeviantARTist JaySimons. I'm sure there's something to …