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9 slides that explain Facebook's 10-year strategy

Facebook's 10-year plan is based on three technologies that seemingly have nothing to do with Facebook: drones, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.<p>Together they will help solve three problems that Facebook's (FB) Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer thinks could otherwise plague the …

Artificial Intelligence

You'll be able to rent an Apple Watch -- but should you?

Ownership is passé.<p>Everything from jewelry and watches, to toys and clothing can now be rented.<p>It's a growing service model catered to people who want to keep up with trends, and those who love an automated buy-and-return shopping process.<p>Come June or July, these consumers will be able to add …

Apple Watch
Smartwatches

The secrets to staying creative in your workplace

<b>(CNN) —</b> Have you ever found the creative inspiration you were seeking at the most unexpected time, or thought you were having that long-awaited problem-solving epiphany just as you nodded off to sleep?<p>According to neuroscientists John Kounios and Mark Beeman, there's a reason for that. Their book, …

Creativity

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is reportedly working on a TV service that will launch in the autumn.</b> Around 25 channels will be included with the service, and will cost between $30 and $40 per month.<p><b>2. Pinterest raised $367 million at an $11 billion valuation.</b> It could also raise up to $208 million in additional funding.<p>…

North Korea

Spotify and gaming subscriptions now help the UK measure inflation

Every year, the UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) names a list of products and services that enables it measure what consumers are spending their money on. Things like alcohol, clothing and furniture are typical items included in what's known as the "basket of goods," but the list has …

Apple Web Television Service Would Awaken A Sleeping Apple TV Giant

Apple is set to launch a dedicated streaming TV service beginning in September, according to the Wall Street Journal. The offering would boast around 25 channels, including major broadcasters like ABC, CBS and Fox and would likely be priced around $30 or $40 a month, with an initial unveil in June …

Smart TV

Android apps are now reviewed by Google before you can download them

Developers no longer have free rein to immediately publish apps onto Google Play without any oversight. Google has announced that apps distributed through its store are now manually tested and reviewed to uncover app violations and malware. And much like Apple, sometimes it's real people handling …

Apps

Rdio Adds New Sharing Features and Songkick Tour Info Integration

Music streaming service Rdio has today announced a raft of new features aimed at giving users new ways to share content, find new music and artists and book tickets for live gigs.<p>Among the sharing changes is the ability to tweet at the artist’s verified Twitter account automatically whenever you …

Sling TV's $20 cord-cutter package comes to Xbox One

From the start, Microsoft intended for the Xbox One to be at the center of both games and TV watching. With today's launch of Sling TV on the game console, it can bring those two parts together properly for gamers in the US. With standard cable, the Xbox One relies on its HDMI passthrough and IR …

Nintendo Bringing Mario and Other Games to Smartphones and Tablets

Nintendo announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Japanese mobile game maker DeNA to jointly develop games for smartphones, tablets and PCs, meaning that new titles based on iconic franchises such as Mario, Pokemon and Zelda could soon be available on devices such as iPhone, iPad and Mac. …

Sketchy rumor claims Apple Watch 2 is coming later this year

You know that old saying about buses: you wait ages for one and then several turn up at the same time? Well, according to analyst Timothy Arcuri from Cowen & Co, the same is about to prove true of Apple Watches.<p>In a new note to clients, Arcuri claims that an Apple Watch version 2.0 will turn up …

Apple plans online TV service – report

Selection of channels would be made available across devices such as iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, according to Wall Street Journal<p>Apple is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>The service …

Smart TV

Turn your Instagram pictures into tattoos

Want to proudly display your Instagram feed on your bicep? A new service called Picattoo will turn a dozen of your pictures into temporary tattoos for cheap.<p>You've carefully curated your Instagram feed, capturing the perfect photos of your cat and mid-morning snack and applying exactly the right …

Instagram

Amazon learns how to fail faster

In just the last couple of days, Amazon shut down its private-label diaper product (only six weeks after launch) and withdrew its mobile wallet (six months after a prominent rollout).<p>These moves come just six months after the almost universally booed launch of its Fire phone. Is Amazon, the …

5 Personal-Sport Technologies to Help You Get Stronger, Faster and Better

The statistical revolution is changing the way pro sports are played and watched, but it's also changing what we know about athletes. Weekend warriors can now receive performance feedback to help them train smarter and get stronger.

#ESPNCareers Twitter chat wants to hear from sports-loving technological innovators

The Next Black: The Future of Clothing and Technology

What we wear and how we wear it is about to change profoundly. At least that’s what <i>The Next Black</i>, a documentary film produced by home appliance …

Clothing

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Improve Your Skiing Skills With A Winter Sports Wearable

Introducing Snowcookie, the ski-mounted wearable for winter sports training.<p><i>Nine months ago, Intel kicked off the Make It Wearable (MIW) Challenge with the goal of inspiring the next big idea in wearables. Part-competition, part-entrepreneurial mentorship program, the challenge attracted thousands</i> …

Wearable Tech
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iPad Music Desk

While I’m best known for chance-based “circuit bending,” I’ve been composing and playing deterministic music for much longer, and I’m always interested in experimental music technology. My hacked iPad 2, broken out into a Music Desk crammed with extreme audio apps, is my favorite new instrument.<p>On …

Musical shoes and dancing drones: the arts meet technology in Japan

From internet-flavoured coffee to digital 'pills' loaded with healing music, meet the Japanese projects changing art and tech<p>Going beyond the concept of Cool Japan, Tokyo today sees creatives, thinkers, designers and black-market movements mixing up culture, innovation and technology. The country …

Apple Denies Report That It Will Shut Down Beats Music

Apple denies a TechCrunch report that it is shutting down its Beats Music streaming service.<p>Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said rumors of Beats Music's shuttering were "not true" in a statement to Re/code's Peter Kafka. However, Kafka adds that Beats Music may be rebranded in the future.<p>Beats Music is …

Apple Music

Music consumption helps drive UK technology sales by £11bn

Each 1% increase in demand for music translates to 1.4% boost in sales of smartphones and 2.2% for tablets, study finds<p>Music consumption in the UK has had the knock-on effect of driving technology sales to the tune of £11bn over a five-year period, according to new research.<p>A report published by …

The DeanBeat: The best video games are becoming part of something larger

<i>Disclosure: The organizers of ChinaJoy paid my way to Shanghai. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>In the span of a couple of weeks, I heard a couple of very interesting talks on transmedia, or entertainment properties that span multiple media like games, movies, and comic books. One talk took place at …

Amazon's purchase of Twitch pushes games M&A to $9.2B so far in 2014

Amazon’s $970 million cash purchase of game livestreaming startup Twitch has pushed deals in gaming industry to record levels this year.<p>Game mergers and acquisitions are now at $9.2 billion so far this year, according to game investment bank Digi-Capital.<p>“Twitch is a great deal for Amazon beyond a …

Final Fantasy creator Square Enix unveils Shinra Technologies to make ‘revolutionary’ cloud game tech

Final Fantasy game publisher Square Enix is setting up its “revolutionary” cloud gaming technology, previously code-named Project Flare, as a separate subsidiary dubbed Shinra Technologies. Among the cool tech it promises are cloud-based landscapes in games that are 17 times the size of the huge …

Game acquisition mega-deals drove M&A through Q3 to $12.2B, double last year's total

Game company acquisitions are setting new records. In the first three quarters of 2014, acquisitions of game companies have topped $12.2 billion, or more than double the total amount for last year, according to game investment bank Digi-Capital in London.<p>Five large deals boosted the numbers this …