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Yahoo Sets Sights On Bumping Google From Apple's Mobile Products, Report Says

Yahoo's efforts to reinvent its search reportedly have some grand ambitions.<p>CEO Marissa Mayer wants to supplant Google as Apple's default search on …

Yahoo may be scheming to take over search on your iPhone

Yahoo’s search engine market share continues to decline, but chief executive Marissa Mayer is on a mission to drastically boost its relevance.<p>The CEO is reportedly trying to convince Apple to make Yahoo Search the default search engine on iOS in Safari, says Re/code. Capturing such a massive share …

Ad Company Tremor Video Now Offers Automated Campaign Optimization Across Screens

Tremor Video, a video ad company that went public last year, has announced a new product that should take a lot of headache and uncertainty out of running ad campaigns across desktops, tablets, smartphones, and Internet-connected TVs.<p>Cross-screen advertising is a big buzzword (buzzphrase?) right …

Pinterest’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” Could Be A Travel Product

Pinterest’s upcoming news event, dubbed “Choose Your Own Adventure,” may not be directly related to the company’s efforts in the personalization space, but rather the announcement of a consumer-facing travel product, we’re hearing. The launch will be aimed at attracting more men to Pinterest’s …

Samsung Saw Opportunity in Steve Jobs' Death, Emails Reveal

It's not a smoking gun in legal terms, but a series of emails that leaked out of the ongoing Apple v. Samsung trial Wednesday certainly didn't show …

It Took Just Four Days to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It took German "researchers" at SRLabs just four days to created a fake fingerprint using wood glue …

The internet of things is great for chipmakers and a challenge for Intel

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>As chipmakers realize the power and increasing amount of silicon is inside our connected devices they are racing to own as …

Time Warner Cable bets big on easy and secure Wi-Fi, rolling out Hotspot 2.0 networkwide

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Time Warner Cable(s twc) has turned on the Hotspot 2.0 capabilities across its public Wi-Fi network, letting customers with …

Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?

In short: robotics world domination<p>Looking back, Google’s emergence as a robotics powerhouse seems obvious—and inevitable. First came the scattered hires of roboticists and the release of self-driving cars into Bay Area traffic. Then, the search giant reportedly bought two humanoid HUBO robots from …

Robotics

The future of TV is coming into focus, and looks pretty great

The future of TV is here. It’s just not evenly distributed.<p>If it doesn’t seem like the American television industry is in the middle of a dramatic transformation, that’s simply because the pieces are scattered all over the place. But they are starting to come together.<p>One transformative piece …

Televisions

Eye Candy: 10 Extravagant Heels for Spring

We've rounded up some of the most beautifully embellished, feathered and impossibly high heels to lust after this season.<p>While having these 12 classic shoes are very important for any stylish woman's wardrobe—we can't help but be drawn to extravagant shoe styles that we know could turn any look on …

Find'Em Tracking: A Very Thin Bluetooth Tracker

There’s no shortage of gadgets designed to help you <i>never</i> lose your belongings. Take the Cobra Tag for instance, a Bluetooth-enabled fob that you can clip to anything and connects with your phone to tell you if either the phone or the fob-connected object move out of range of each other. There are …

Samsung Smart Camera WB350F review: Wi-Fi, filters and effects aplenty - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Samsung Smart Camera WB350F</b> is like having a bunch of smartphone camera apps built into the interface of a point-and-shoot camera that has a 21x zoom lens and optical image stabilization. The camera's wireless features make it easy to shoot and share your photos to Android or iOS …

Cameras

Goophone took just two days to rip off the Galaxy S5

Goophone's a bit like a covers band that just happens to make knock-off smartphones. Not content with just plundering better artists' catalogs, the company has apparently managed to copy the Galaxy S5 in under <i>two days</i>. The Goophone S5, <i>yep</i>, has a 5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 display, paired with a 2GHz …

iOS 6 Users Left In The Lurch After Security Flaw Discovered

As has been widely reported, Apple recently discovered a critical bug in its iOS and OS systems. The security flaw made users of its computers and mobile devices vulnerable to attackers that might want to intercept sensitive information sent during banking sessions, email and other communications …

Apple Makes Big Improvements In iOS Management Tools For Enterprise And Education

Apple has been busy in the IT department. Today, it released a slew of improvements and alterations to its large-scale deployment tools for education and enterprise customers.<p>Some of the tweaks get way out in the weeds of deployment strategies, so they’ll only be really exciting for the actual pros …

Boeing's extra-secure smartphone finally reaches the FCC (updated)

Boeing said way back in 2012 that it was working on a high-security Android smartphone. Almost two years later, it appears that the company is finally close to a launch -- the hardware, identified as Black, has just passed through the FCC. It's built for AT&T's LTE and HSPA networks, and will be …

Windows Phone to be fastest growing mobile OS, says IDC

Microsoft's mobile OS will surge, after a fashion, amid slower growth for the smartphone industry as a whole, predicts research firm IDC.<p>Windows Phone could be the only major mobile OS to see a gain in market share in the next few years.<p>Released Wednesday, IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone …

Mobile

Google Hangouts for iOS gets a complete redesign

Google's cross-platform messenger app got a nice update today that includes a major redesign for iPhone and iPad. Google Hangouts for iOS 2.0 boasts a flat new look consistent with iOS 7 and enables picture-in-picture video calling for the first time. You can now send video messages of up to 10 …

Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is

Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know <i>exactly</i> what’s going on behind the scenes, or what happens to a message once you send it?<p>Maybe a handful. Up until now, the vast majority of what we knew about iMessage’s inner workings came from reverse engineering and …

Apple Adds Kendick Lamar and Soundgarden to List of iTunes Festival SXSW Performers

Apple added Kendrick Lamar to the lineup of its upcoming iTunes Festival SXSW on Thursday. Supporting acts ScHoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Band of Skulls …

8tracks Reaches 8 Million Monthly Active Users, Launches Xbox 360 App

Music startup 8tracks just released a new app for the Xbox 360. Live Gold subscribers will be able to play 8tracks playlists for free on their consoles. In other news, the service just reached 8 million monthly active users, representing 30 million hours of music streamed per month.<p>As a reminder, …

The European Union is grilling Apple and Google about free-to-play apps

Like it or not, apps and games that cost nothing but that let users spend money inside them have become the norm on mobile app stores. And now the The European Commission is meeting with Apple, Google, and consumer protection groups to discuss reforms to so-called freemium games and apps. It's …

Top Mobile Marketers Team Up To Push A New Specification For Cross-Linking Apps

A new specification for mobile deep linking – a technology that lets apps work more like the web by supporting links that can move users from app to app – is being introduced today, along with a series of best practices. The project, called MobileDeeplinking.org, has the support of several …

Marvell announces 64-bit Armada PXA 1928 SoC

At MWC 2014 we saw several chip makers unveil 64-bit SoCs including Mediatek, Qualcomm and Intel. Marvell also has something of the 64-bit variety to show us this week, with its new Armada system-on-chip. The new Armada PXA 1928 is based on the new ARMv8 architecture and features four 1.5GHz Cortex …

Mobile

Apple reportedly rolls out iBeacon certification program

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Apple(s aapl) now has an official certification process for manufacturers that wish to use its iBeacon specification, according …

Samsung And PayPal Move Against Apple With Galaxy S5 Finger Swipe Payments

The usual complaint about Samsung’s smartphones is that they shamelessly copy Apple, but can’t quite surpass the iPhone. This despite the fact that the Galaxy S line consistently has specs that do indeed surpass their American counterparts. Apple fans then counter that it is the iOS software …