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Fitbit and Google work together to beat Apple Watch

Fitbit wants Google’s help to turn its fitness trackers into health monitors. The wearables maker will use Google’s cloud solutions to tie directly to users’ electronic medical records.<p>The real goal, of course, is to help Fitbit be more competitive with arch-rival Apple Watch.<p>That’s been a struggle …

Apple Watch

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

Make your Android and iOS devices work together

Create harmony between your gadgets.<p>Android and iOS devices require different apps, offer different features, and work best with different brands of computers and smart hardware. All this makes it difficult to use both mobile operating systems together. But that doesn't mean you have to restrict …

Apps

Miracle moisturiser hailed as 'wonder cure' for children's eczema and adult psoriasis is on sale for £4

A miracle moisturiser has been hailed as a "wonder cure" for children's eczema and adult psoriasis - and it is on sale for £3.99.<p>Over the last few …

Use Your Bluetooth Headphones With Any TV Thanks to This $30 Device

If you and your significant other or roommate have different bed time schedules, this handy Bluetooth transmitter will be a life saver. Find out more …

One type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug we have — here's how

2/<p>Cardio also tones your muscles.<p>Shutterstock<p>It was initially believed that when it comes to building muscle, cardio paled in comparison to exercises …

Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at <i>Quartz</i>.<p>The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice …

Language Learning

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new features or improve on features that already exist within …

Productivity

CES 2018 gets serious about health, wellness and medical tech

With the slew of self-care, fitness and sleep devices on show at CES, the health and medical industries are making big rumbles in consumer tech.<p>When "health tech" first started popping up at CES a few years ago, it was mostly centered on step counters, digital workout coaches and heart-rate …

High Blood Pressure

How to remove location data from photos you share

When you share a photo via email, iMessage or most other apps, you also send the location of that image. No big deal, right? You’re only sending pictures to people you know anyway. But what about when you sell something on a site like Craigslist or eBay? If you don’t manually remove location data …

How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts

Just about any account you own on the internet is prone to being hacked — and one of the easiest ways to add an extra layer of security is to enable two-factor authentication. Also known as two-step verification or 2FA, the process gives web services a secondary access to the account owner (you!) …

Information Systems

Cortana can now be set as the default assistant on your Android device

The personal assistant arms race is heating up, as the latest update for Microsoft's Cortana can now easily replace the Google Assistant. If you'd …

How to set up Google Pay

Google Pay is the new app that combines Android Pay and Google Wallet into one streamlined app for all your cards — that includes credit, debit, …

May's pitch to voters: market intervention and stiffer rules for business | Reuters

HALIFAX, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May rejected “untrammelled free markets” and promised to rein in corporate excesses in pre-election pledges on Thursday designed to woo not only her core supporters but also those of her left-wing rivals.<p>With surveys suggesting she is on course on …

European Union

Speed up your sluggish iPhone or iPad

Is your iPhone or iPad feeling a bit sluggish? Here's how to give it a refresh and get it working optimally again.<p>Is your iPhone or iPad feeling a …

Google's experimental Android app dramatically improves nighttime photography

Most modern smartphones are capable of truly stunning photos. One of the ways in which they falter, however, is in low-light situations. Even cheap DSLR’s or mirrorless cameras are miles ahead of the best camera phones when it comes to shooting in dim settings, at least for now.<p>Google researcher …

Android News

How to Video-Chat Between an iPhone and an Android Smartphone

<b>Q. Can I video-chat with my kids even though I have an iPhone and they all have Android phones?</b><p><b>A.</b> Yes, though you have to do one of a number of …

What is two-factor authentication and how can it protect your accounts from hackers?

How to stay safe online: Two-factor authentication is one way to avoid hacking.<p>Taking steps to protect your online accounts is becoming increasingly …

Malicious malware and ransomware found pre-installed on 38 Android phones by two companies

The devices belonged to a 'large telecommunications company" and a "multinational technology company'.<p>Security researchers have found a "severe …

CES 2017: The Sirius A is a pocket PC with more ports than your laptop

Look, I get it. The future is upon us, and everything should be wireless. And for things that don’t need to be, USB-C is an awesome do-it-all port.<p>But until that single-port future arrives, a lot of us rely on a litany of different connectors. That’s what makes Ockel’s Sirius A so refreshing: it’s …

Gear & Gadgets

OpenOffice could shutter due to lack of volunteer developers

OpenOffice, one of the most prominent free alternatives to Microsoft Office, is in big trouble. Dennis E. Hamilton, its volunteer vice president, has recently sent out a message to the project mailing list to inform members that its "retirement... is a serious possibility" due to lack of volunteer …

OpenOffice

NBC to broadcast 85 hours of Olympic coverage in VR, but there's a catch

NBC today said it would provide 85 hours of virtual reality programing during the Rio Olympics in August — the first large-scale test of VR at an event of this magnitude. But it’s not going to be available to everyone.<p>Currently, only those who own Samsung Galaxy smartphones and the Gear VR headset …

Virtual Reality

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy loses claim her human rights are being violated

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy has lost her High Court claim that she is entitled to damages for human rights violations after being placed in solitary …

Crime

Samsung Has A New Bendy Phone Problem

Samsung’s future Golden Goose, its game-changing flexible smartphone, might face some unforeseen stiff competition from a new Chinese startup.<p>Built by the unknown Moxi Group, the device is flexible enough to bend around a wrist and be worn as a wearable, representatives explained to …

eReaders

Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot

With all this talk about chatbots from Facebook and Microsoft, teaching artificial intelligence to be smarter has become a central topic of the tech world. But what about what AI can teach <i>us?</i><p>Ashok Goel, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, put that question to the test when he added “Jill …

Artificial Intelligence

This New 'Skinterface' Could Make Smartwatches Suck Less

If smartwatches are going to create a gadget future beyond smartphones, they’ll have to up their game. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon may have just …

New tech turns your skin into a touchscreen for your smartwatch

A team at Carnegie Mellon has found a way to make skin a user interface for gadgets<p>One of the biggest challenges with smartwatches is trying to navigate through apps on a relatively tiny screen. While smartphones and tablets have gotten bigger over the years, the gadgets we wear on our wrists need …

Apple Watch 2 with 20-40% thinner casing may be introduced in June

According to analyst Brian White of Drexel Hamilton, Apple may introduce a completely revamped version of the Apple Watch as early as June. While …

Apple

Can Smart Sensors Save Dementia Patients and Their Caregivers?

Technology has stalled when it comes to caring for dementia patients—but simple sensors could change that.<p>In the United States, women aren’t just …

Dementia