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How to Watch Google's I/O Developers Conference Live

Google's annual developers conference, Google I/O, kicks off on Wednesday, and we'll likely see a preview of all the new features coming to the next …

Pantene Ad Wants Women to Stop Saying 'Sorry'

Sorry we're not sorry.<p>In its latest ad, Pantene urges women to stop with all the apologizing. The one-minute spot shows several common occasions of …

The Amazon smartphone is here: meet the Fire Phone

A $199 phone with 3D cameras and all the Amazon services in the world<p>Amazon doesn't just sell smartphones anymore — it makes one. In news that should surprise exactly no one, Jeff Bezos has officially unveiled Amazon's first cellphone, the Fire Phone. It'll be available July 25th, exclusively on …

This startup says it can find the algorithm that defines your data

Think about being a hospital that wants to improve survival rates for patients. You have lots of data about patients — their medical histories, EKG …

Amazon Debuts A Storefront Just For Wearable Tech

Online shopping giant Amazon wants to get out ahead of the curve with wearable tech – hence the launch of its new Wearable Technology store today. The store is a subsection of its Amazon.com e-commerce portal, with a focus on devices like the Misfit Shine, Jawbone UP24 and Narrative Clip, to name …

Dude, where's my car? Google Now knows

A small update tucked into the Google Search app for Android on Thursday gives the Google Now personal assistant the memory powers suburban America has been waiting for: it remembers where you parked your car.<p>The car locator feature will remember your car's location and set a card to remind you. It …

Opinion-Sharing Platform Knotch Launches A New Website And Updated App

Since downloading it six months ago, Knotch, which lets people share their opinions on a wide range of topics using an 11-color “feeling thermometer,” has become one of my favorite apps because of its strong community. The startup launched a redesigned version of its iOS app today, along with a new …

This Startup Is Going To Revolutionize The Credit Card You Already Have In Your Wallet

Admittedly, the bank was doing something most do: trying to stay one step ahead of card thieves.<p>But what if there were a way to pair your card with your smartphone — implementing what is essentially two-factor authorization to purchases — to make sure it's always you handing the card over at a …

FinTech

Mailbird Brings Speed Reading Technology To Email

Mailbird, a PC email client bearing resemblance to popular Mac app (and Google acquisition) Sparrow, is introducing an interesting feature in the hopes of helping users save time when reading long emails. The company has now added a “speed reader” option, which, when clicked, lets you read emails …

Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO

Trying to build High Quality Links without paying anyone? This infographic reveals techniques to build them and complete details of good website + …

Marketing

Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control.<p>The 3D display …

PayPal Is Piloting A Wireless Smartwatch Payment System

From parking apps to Square, one of the key elements in the growth of the mobile industry is finding ways to make it easier for people to part with their money. Now PayPal is piloting a new program to enable wireless payments with smartwatches.<p>The pilot, which PayPal is trying out in its on-campus …

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

Apple Patents Indoor Navigation System Based On Existing Wi-Fi Access Points

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), and it describes a for determining a user’s position when they’re indoors, using existing Wi-Fi infrastructure instead of requiring newer tech and hardware installations to support something like iBeacons. The system also …

Social Commerce Startup Chloe+Isabel Introduces Live Virtual Jewelry Trunk Shows

Chloe+Isabel follows in the footsteps of companies like Avon and Tupperware, but it’s among several that want to redefine the direct-selling business model with technology. Now Chloe+Isabel is taking its proprietary tech platform one step further with virtual trunk shows that allow sellers to …

Zebra to buy Motorola enterprise unit for $3.45B in hot pursuit of IoT market

Zebra Technologies(s zbra), an inventory tracking specialist that helps Amazon(s amzn) and other customers keep track of products, is buying Motorola …

Twitter Acquires Longtime Partner And Social Data Provider Gnip

Twitter has acquired Gnip, the social data provider that has long provided access to public Twitter data, and that has deepened its relationship with the social network over the years through a series of product and partnership announcements. The acquisition will lead to Twitter offering even more …

Lytro's New Professional-Grade, Light Field Camera Is a Serious Stunner

Two years ago, a little startup called Lytro shook up the world of photography by introducing the world's first light field camera. It hasn't …

Truecaller Extends Live Caller ID To Its iOS App To Fight Spam And Scam Calls

Truecaller, the crowdsourced, reverse-lookup phone directory app, is expanding its service, and breaking some ground in the process. Today the company is adding its Live Caller ID feature to its iOS app — which will let iPhone users identify spammy numbers, as well as callers that are engaged in …

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Gear & Gadgets

World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Is Coming to Kickstarter

<i>[Update: The pen is now officially on Kickstarter]</i><p>Humans are accustomed to drawing in the air. We gesture with our hands when talking and will try to …

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly brings the answers to Asia

When I was a kid and needed help with homework, I had to walk a mile to the town library and rifle through mildewy encyclopedias to find a particular …

Watch Gadget Lab | A Look at the Logitech UE Boom | WIRED Video | CNE

A Look at the Logitech UE Boom<p>Logitech’s UE Boom combines Bluetooth streaming with a circular design that offers 360-degree sound.<p>Released on …

Watch Gadget Lab | A Look at the Netatmo Weather Station App | WIRED Video | CNE

A Look at the Netatmo Weather Station App<p>Sorry Apple, sometimes your standard iPhone weather app just doesn’t cut it. Aside from the expected …

Want to Just Rent Your Gadgets? This Startup Has You Covered

Buying gadgets used to be a thrill, but now it's a drag. There's so many to consider that the choices become overwhelming, and then it seems they're …

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

The latest perk of your New York luxury condo: Sensors, sensors everywhere

It’s one thing to install connected devices in your house. But things can get more interesting when such devices sit all around your neighborhood.<p>Hudson Yards, a major mixed-use real estate project on Manhattan’s West Side, will be outfitted with sensors, to give residents and workers accurate …