Michelle Busschots

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Say Ello to the anti-Facebook

Ello seems to have come out of nowhere.<p>The creators are designers and artists. Its CEO, Paul Budnitz, makes toys. There's no big marketing push and no obvious ties to Silicon Valley. These are not the typical building blocks of a hot new social network.<p>Yet, people are joining it in droves. In the …

Watch This Crazy Drone With Arms Fly and Turn a Wheel in Mid-Air

Sure, drones can take videos of Martha Stewart’s farm and maybe even save the environment. But… can they unscrew a bottle cap? Play Twister? Spin a …

Drones

Watch the Google Science Fair Awards Monday

Changing Planet<p><b>How do you choose from the best of the best? This is the dilemma the judges will face as they choose the 2014 Google Science Fair winner! You can have a seat at the table and tune in to the awards ceremony live on Monday, September 22 at 7pm PST.</b><p>The top 15 Google Science Fair (GSF) …

iOS 8 WiFi calling: here’s which carriers will offer it

WiFi calling is one of the neat features available on iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, but not everyone is ready to make it happen for you. The function still …

T-Mobile

Oculus Connect Attendees Have to Sign a Motion Sickness Waiver

"If you are susceptible to motion sickness, please advise the attendant or developer before participating."<p>Last October at the Gaming Insiders conference, Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe said the improvements in virtual reality technology were headed toward a “no-motion-sickness experience,” and the …

FAA says no to game ball delivery by drone

The University of Michigan’s Wolverines will be playing the University of Utah tomorrow at the Ann Arbor stadium, and it had planned to deliver the …

Drones

D-Link’s latest smart plug simplifies connected power

D-Link has introduced a new smart plug, taking its original model (check out our review) and refining it in a more narrowly-defined cheaper …

Home Automation

Former NBA player stole $14,000 in Apple Store merchandise by pretending to checkout with EasyPay

Former NBA player Rex Chapman was arrested today on nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking stolen property after police discovered that he had stolen over $14,000 worth of merchandise from a Scottsdale, Arizona Apple Store, according to CBS Sports.<p>According to police, …

Your Multi-App Strategy Should Start From Day One

<i>Sirgoo Lee is the Co-CEO of Kakao.</i><p>The “unbundling” of mobile applications is emerging as the trend du jour for large tech companies. Google, Facebook and Foursquare have all recently made headlines for dismantling some of their mobile software to create and launch multiple apps.<p>So what is driving …

Intel Smart Wireless Charging Bowl will arrive late this year

Intel‘s Smart Wireless Charging Bowl, which we first saw back at CES 2014, will be hitting shelves towards the end of this year, putting its …

9 Ways To Reuse Your Old iPhone Now That You've Got The iPhone 6

If you haven't traded it in or sold it just yet, there are tons of ways to repurpose your aging phone.<p>Remember, smartphones are just miniature computers, which means there's a lot you can do with them even if your phone isn't activated or connected to the Internet. Don't let it get dusty in your …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 3 quick look

Over the past hours, we’ve brought you comparisons between Apple’s new iPhones and the Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), and the LG G3. Now it’s time for another quick look, and this time we have two heavyweights in the ring: the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 3.<p>While the Note 3 is a year old, it’s still …

Phones

The Apple Watch Won't Kill the Swiss Watch Industry

<i>Benzi Rosenski is CEO and co-founder of Torgoen Swiss Watches which specializes in pilot’s watches. He’s a pilot himself, and 30-year veteran of the watch industry.</i><p>“The Swiss watch industry is in trouble.”<p>That was the prediction from Apple’s design head Sir Jonathan Ive, according to an article by …

Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps

U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this morning. That means mobile apps, including the number 1 most popular app Facebook, eat up more of our time than desktop usage or mobile web …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Up For Pre-orders In The UK From August 28th

Recently, Samsung announced the metal-clad Galaxy Alpha, which is expected to go on sale next month in several global markets. The device is expected …

Electronics Industry

This New Card Skimmer Is Almost As Thin As A Credit Card

Good old Brian Krebs has the scoop on a new card skimmer found in Europe. How is it different? It literally fits right into the card slot of any ATM, essentially allowing unfettered access to cards as they slide through. Add in a tiny camera and you’ve got a complete card cloning system.<p>The skimmer …

Samsung Gear 3 To Feature a Curved Design (Rumor)

Samsung has already released two Samsung Gear smartwatches, as well as the Gear Live — powered by Google’s Android Wear. Rumors suggest the Korean …

Electronics Industry

Moto X+1 and The New Moto G Spotted At A Brazilian Retailer

Not too long ago, the infamous — now-retired — @evleaks posted the press render of the alleged Moto X+1, which is expected to launch next month, …

Mobile Technology

The One User Virality Test Every Mobile App Should Run

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Is your app good enough to go viral? This was the question haunting founder Aaron Patzer when he …

Apple iPhone 6 Schematics Leaked From Apple Supplier

Apple iPhone 6 is just a few weeks away, but that shouldn’t stop the rumor mill from leaking every single bit of information it can. We’ve see leaked …

REVIEW: Samsung’s First Nook Tablet Is Cheap And Has One Key Advantage Over Amazon’s Kindle

Since Barnes & Noble no longer makes its own Nooks, it has teamed up with the biggest Android mobile device makers in the world to create the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook— a full Android tablet that also comes with Barnes & Noble's Nook app store and software.<p>If you're already familiar with Samsung's …

Apps

Graphic: Android's split personality, 2014 edition

Android devices come in all shapes and sizes and may run any one of more than a half-dozen active versions of Google’s (GOOG) operating system.<p>This …

Uber Teams Up With United Airlines, And Your Ride To The Airport Will Never Be The Same

Uber just found a way to curb the guilt of asking friends for a late-night airport pickup -- and also a way to make us loyal to their company until the end. of. time.<p>The taxi, car and rideshare app has teamed up with United Airlines, so now you can book an Uber car right from the United Airlines …

Experimental SpaceX rocket self-detonates over Texas

A rung on the long ladder to Mars broke Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.<p>Debris from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket, which self-destructed less than 20 seconds after launch, rained down from the flames onto an open field outside of McGregor.<p>A …

5 'wearable technology' devices for women that have lost the plot

CES 2014: A pair of vibrating knickers may generate buzz as the latest women-friendly 'wearable tech', but you won't catch Radhika Sanghani wearing them. Here are five other items women will probably hate<p><b>Yes ladies, vibrating remote control knickers, controlled by a partner's smartphone app</b>, now …

Mophie's Space Pack boosts both battery life and storage, requires a special iOS app (hands-on)

As a smartphone power user, one of the devices that intrigued this editor the most at CES was not a huge TV or a sleek sports car, but actually the Mophie Space Pack. It's an iPhone case that marries both a backup battery and additional storage -- a first of its kind, according to Mophie. The …

Why Sony's PS4 Is Crushing Microsoft's Xbox One In Sales So Far

I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong, and when Microsoft came out and said they sold 3M Xboxes in January, I said Sony would follow with their own numbers soon after. While I was right on that point, I was sorely mistaken thinking the two totals would be “pretty close.”<p>As we now know, Sony sold a …