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Reuters: Tag Heuer teams up with Intel to challenge the Apple Watch

Tag Heuer's all set to take on the Apple Watch, and it's slated to reveal the new device sometime today. If you recall, the Swiss company has said that it's also making a smartwatch shortly after Cupertino announced its own last year. According to <i>Reuters</i>, Tag Heuer's parent corporation LVMH has …

Yahoo lays off hundreds as it shuts down operations in China

Yahoo is closing its office in China, the company confirmed Wednesday, a move that is expected to eliminate up to 300 jobs.<p>Yahoo employees based in the Beijing office were informed of the closure on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. Yahoo offered no local products in China, and the office -- Yahoo's …

YouTube star Michelle Phan's Ipsy startup hits 1M paid members

Ipsy, the beauty-sample startup of YouTube star Michelle Phan, isn't itsy anymore.<p>Next month, Ipsy will mail 1 million so-called glam bags, Phan said in an interview. The bags, which include large samples of beauty products tailored to a recipient's tastes, are the main draw for subscribers of the …

I Sexted A Robot (And Turned It On)

In Sext Machine, you have to trick a bot into thinking the image you just sent is pornographic, even if it’s not.<p>Algorithmically, my inner nostril is sexier than my balls.<p>That’s what I learned from <i>Sext Machine</i>, a game in which a robot rates the sexiness–or should that be <i>sextiness</i>?–of blurry …

Compact, ultrabudget Microsoft Lumia 430 arrives in April for $70

With this 3G, dual-SIM handset, the Lumia line once again pushes the low-cost envelope with this 4-inch phone.<p>For Microsoft, the midrange Lumia 640 and 640 XL announced at Mobile World Congress this year apparently weren't inexpensive enough.<p>The company announced another low-cost contender, the …

Tag Heuer & Google fire opening salvo at Apple Watch at Swiss watch conference

With the Swiss watch conference, Baselworld, underway this morning, we’re expecting to find out how traditional watchmakers are going to respond to the Apple Watch. Tag Heuer is first in line, announcing a smartwatch version of one of its best-selling models, the Carrera, in partnership with Google …

Is it worth waiting for Windows 10 before replacing a PC?

Michael wants to replace his five-year-old laptop and wonders whether to buy now or wait in the hope of getting something cheaper<p><i>I want to buy a new laptop for general purpose family use. Should the launch of Windows 10 affect whether I buy now or wait in the hope that vendors sell off older models</i> …

Windows 10

Life Clock Wants To Turn Apple’s Watch Into A Countdown Timer For Death

Smart watches and wearables are touted for helping people by collecting valuable data and presenting it back to us in ways we couldn’t figure out ourselves. That’s exactly what the Life Clock from Rehabstudio does–it just doesn’t pull any punches. As you know doubt know, we are all going to die, …

Flickr is Rolling Out a More Powerful Search Engine with New Filters, Users, and Groups

Flickr’s photo search engine is getting a makeover and a boost in power. Starting earlier this month, Flickr has been rolling out a powerful new …

China's biggest anti-censorship service is under attack

Someone is trying to wipe China's biggest anti-censorship service off the internet. For the past two days, the mirror websites run by GreatFire.org have been under an unprecedented denial-of-service attack, receiving more than 2 billion requests per hour. "We are not equipped to handle a DDoS …

TAG Heuer teams with Google and Intel to take on the Apple Watch

The effort to blend traditional Swiss watchmaking with Silicon Valley technology continues with one of the biggest heavy hitters out of …

Tim Cook explains how Apple decides which new products to work on next

That was the case with the iPod in 2001, the iPhone in 2007, the iPad in 2009, and it could turn out to be true for the Apple Watch in 2015.<p>But how does Apple decide which product categories to pursue next?<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed exactly that in a recent interview with Fast Company, where he …

A Satellite Captures Shimmering Auroras Over America

The northern lights look cool enough from below, but what about above?<p>Seen from the ground, the aurora borealis is a mighty sight—like being slapped in the eyes with a writhing rainbow. But glimpsed from space the vision is also top-rate, in this case painting America with ghostly streams of …

Quid Raises $39M More To Visualize Complex Ideas

Quid just announced that it has raised $39 million Series D.<p>Quid describes itself as “the artificial intelligence company that accelerates research and insights to address the world’s most complex issues.” More specifically it points to its ability to process millions of documents and create a …

Emerging Technology

Ex-Apple Designer Rethinks The Bible For A Mobile World

Kory Westerhold and his cofounder, Yahoo design director Aaron Martin, give Co.Design an exclusive look at their beautiful new Bible app.<p>Former Apple designer Kory Westerhold still remembers the messages that company executives preached from their Cupertino, California, pulpit—variations on “love …

Jony Ive

TAG Heuer teams up with Intel, Google on smartwatch

TAG Heuer, the 155-year-old Swiss watchmaker, is embarking on a new tradition, with the help of Google and Intel.<p>TAG announced Thursday a new partnership with the two Silicon Valley giants to create a mechanical watch embedded with new tech features. Intel will supply the processor and Google will …

Wearable Tech

FoCal 2 Lets You Compare Autofocus Test Results and See Prior Tests

FoCal today announced Version 2 of its automated camera calibration software that helps photographers calibrate the microfocus adjustment on their …

Web Applications

Apple Store retail plan for Watch: 15 min. appointments, 10+ try-on stations, Experts for Edition

Apple will introduce several major initiatives to ready its retail stores for the Apple Watch’s launch in April, according to sources briefed on the upcoming changes. Starting on April 10th, Apple will allocate 15 minutes per customer for in-store try-on appointments, using 10 or more try-on …

Here’s what you’ll need to run Windows 10

Microsoft has now detailed what hardware you’ll need to run Windows 10 at its WinHEC keynote in Shenzhen this week.<p>In a presentation about Windows 10, the company revealed that it will require a minimum resolution of 800×600, 1GB of memory for 32-bit machines or 2GB for 64-bit, 16GB of storage …

6 awesome comic books you must read before the movies hit theaters

Having to do your background reading just to go and watch a movie sounds a whole lot like schoolwork, but thankfully when it comes to the world of comic books things ain’t so bad!<p>With theaters set to play host to a gorgeous buffet of superhero flicks over the next year, Cult of Mac took it upon …

Exclusive: Nintendo CEO Reveals Plans for Smartphones

It’s official: Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda will appear on smartphones and tablets at last—and that’s just the start. Nintendo President and CEO …

Retrogaming

Post Modern Skateboard has no board, just two wheels

When a product shows up on the pages of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, you know it's bound to be entertaining. The Post Modern Skateboard certainly fits that description. You might notice the almost complete lack of resemblance to a skateboard as we know it. This product consists of two 10-inch …

Hi-Tech Headlights and Taillights

Coming in function, going in style<p>File this first one under wildly impractical but mind-blowingly cool. Audi's "OLED Swarm" concept wraps a …

OLEDs

Sorry, but net neutrality is far from settled

WASHINGTON — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Thursday was the proudest day in his public-policy career.<p>It certainly received the most attention. In a …

Friday is the New Music Tuesday, thanks to piracy

You'll have to change your music-buying habits starting this summer, because new albums are going to be released every Friday at exactly 00:01, instead of Tuesdays like you're used to. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents music labels worldwide, has …

Boostcase For iPhone 6 Review: Modular Power Helps Save Face

The iPhone 6 charging cases are arriving, and Boostcase has returned with its modular design, offering additional battery life when you want it, and a slim protective shell when you don’t. It’s a clever take on the usual static bulky mass, and it does what it promises to, extending your device’s …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung's voice-recording smart TVs breach privacy law, campaigners claim

US consumer rights group Epic claims Samsung has breached the privacy of its users, and is demanding an FCC investigation<p>Samsung could be investigated by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US following a complaint which claims its smart TVs record private conversations without informing …

Tim Cook: Apple Watch will replace car keyfobs, reward exercise, filter messages

In an interview with the UK’s <i>Telegraph</i> newspaper, Tim Cook said that while people might see limited reasons to want an Apple Watch today, they will soon find lots of other uses for it. The interview took place during a London stop in Cook’s international tour.<p>This will be just like the iPhone: …

Ericsson Sues Apple Over Patent Infringement

Ericsson is filing seven lawsuits in a Texas court against Apple for infringing 41 patents. The wireless networking company also wants the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to block sales of Apple products in the country.<p>While some of the patents in question relate to 2G, 3G and 4G LTE …