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Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

FAA Updates Rules To Prohibit Drone Flights Over Stadiums

The FAA has updated their rules to more clearly prohibit drone flights over stadiums, the update to a “Notice to Airmen” or NOTAM modifies a previously existing restriction on overflights of certain stadiums by manned aircraft. The NOTAM was issued after the September 11th attacks and is justified …

In praise of IBM ThinkPad warranty service

It sometimes feels like every time we mention a big company's products or services here, it's to shame them for doing something terrible or making …

Ambition, A Short Sci-Fi Film Made to Promote the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission

“Ambition” is a short science-fiction film directed by Polish artist Tomasz Baginski to promote the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission. The …

Beyond Siri, Google Now and Cortana: The Future of Virtual Assistants

<i>Dr Chris Brauer is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the MSc Management of Innovation programme and the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies (CAST) in the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London.</i><p>Our inner voice, or the internal dialog we have with ourselves, …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

Twitpic's last-minute deal with Twitter keeps your old photos safe

Twitpic may not have avoided an untimely demise, but you won't have to worry about some of your older Twitter photos disappearing into the void. The defunct hosting company has reached a last-minute deal that will have Twitter take over both the Twitpic web domain and its photo archive, keeping all …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

How to Manage Your Apple ID Account in Settings on iPhone

For quite some time now, you’ve been able to manage your Apple ID account in Settings on your iPhone. But with iOS 10.3, Apple made it even easier. At the top of your Settings menu, you’ll see your Apple ID profile photo and name. This new option allows you to look at your Apple ID profile in one …

US Prepaid Phones Guide 2015

<i>$30</i> 1 GB 4G data, unlimited talk and text<i><br>$50</i> 4 GB 4G data, unlimited talk and text<i><br>$60</i> Unlimited data, unlimited talk and text<p><i>$30</i> $5/100 MB, unlimited …

4 Reasons Amazon's Fire Phone Was a Flop

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Apple just got another huge player to support Apple Pay

Apple Pay rolled out on Monday to a great deal of fanfare, but launching the service was only half the battle. Now Apple is faced with the enormous …

New York doctor rushed to hospital in suspected case of Ebola

A doctor who returned to the United States from West Africa with a fever is tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital<p>A doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Africa has been rushed to a hospital in New York City after reportedly developing symptoms consistent with the disease.<p>Craig Spencer, …

This hidden iOS 8 trick will add a great dimming effect to your iPhone’s screen

Like every other smartphone on the planet, the auto-brightness feature on Apple’s iPhone models including the iPhone 6 never works quite the way …

Microsoft quarterly figures show Lumia sales up, strong Surface Pro 3 performance

It’s that season again, when companies everywhere are sharing their latest financial reports. Will investors be facing record returns? Who’s bringing …

Husband And Wife Team Unveil The World's First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery

A company founded by a married couple has unveiled the world’s first ever graphene 3D-printed battery, heralding an era when consumers will be able to produce their own homemade power sources.<p>A team from Graphene 3D Lab, based in Calverton, New York, has spent more than five years designing a …

How 3 First-Time Founders Turned One-Third Of Their Employees Into Millionaires — And No One Found Out About It

One-third of the company's 70 employees became millionaires. Everyone kept their jobs. And the founders are leading Google's Android enterprise group.<p>But most people have never heard of the company, Divide, or its CEO, Andrew Toy, age 36. The acquisition was reported, but no price was disclosed and …

Startups

How to use Camera for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

If the iPhone — or iPod touch or iPad — is the best camera you have with you, the Camera app has to be one of the best, and most important apps on …

Get your daily Starbucks fix with Coffee Companion

Normally, I am not a coffee drinker. I usually get my caffeine fix from a can of soda. However, I must say that during this time of year, there is a …

Coffee

Here are the best times to watch tomorrow’s partial solar eclipse

On Thursday, a partial solar eclipse is expected to darken the skies above. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are not exactly in …

Samsung and Barnes & Noble team up for more Nooks, launch 10.1-inch device for $300

Barnes & Noble announced a new, 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK today.<p>This launch extends Barnes & Noble’s existing partnership with Samsung, where they provide the hardware and Barnes & Noble tweaks the software to sell books. The new device follows Barnes & Noble’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook and costs …

Yahoo Mail now tells you about upcoming flights and events

Today Yahoo is rolling out new travel and event notifications for its mobile mail client, Yahoo Mail.<p>In yesterday’s earnings call, chief executive Marissa Mayer said that going forward the company would be pursuing more personalized consumer features and applications. The company has already …

Google’s Inbox is A New Email App From The Gmail Team Designed Not To Be Gmail

Google has introduced a new email app, from the same team that builds Gmail, but intended as something completely different from Gmail. Inbox is the app, and it looks like it might owe some inspiration to Mailbox, and to Google Now.<p>The new Inbox app is available to a limited user group only, and …

Microsoft is suddenly releasing some of the year’s coolest Android apps

Microsoft is no longer all about “Windows, Windows, Windows!” as ex-CEO Steve Ballmer used to say. Instead, the company is willing to create …

New chips will “power the gigabit era of DSL,” Broadcom claims

New tech based on G.fast standard makes copper much faster over short distances.<p>Broadcom today unveiled DSL chips that use the new G.fast standard to …

Meet the $800 Windows tablet designed to interpret for deaf people

With limited vocab and slow speeds, will MotionSavvy's new device catch on?<p>SAN FRANCISCO—“My… name… is… Ryan…”<p>In a world where most electric devices …

Science News, Educational Webinars & Virtual Events

JUN 12, 2018<p>Space & Astronomy<p>JUN 12, 2018<p>There’s a massive dust storm enveloping certain parts of Mars right now, and it just so happens that NASA’s …

How to Change Mail Swipe Options in Settings on iPhone

Since the release of iOS 8 a few years back, the Mail app on iPhone has swipe options. This means that when you’re viewing an inbox, you can swipe an email left or right to select options such as mark read/unread, delete, flag, or archive an email. Plus, tapping the More option gives you access to …