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Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

Twitter Ends First Day of Trading At $44.94, Up 72.84% But Below Open Bid

In the United States, the stock markets have closed for the day. It also marks the end of Twitter’s first day as a public company and it has seen its stock close at $44.94, up 72.84 percent for the day, but slightly below its opening trading price.<p>This morning, Twitter started writing its next …

iPad Air Component Costs Estimated to Begin at $274, Roughly 13% Cheaper Than iPad 3

IHS Suppli has released its estimate of the component costs involved in building the new iPad Air, performing a virtual teardown based on information revealed by Apple and industry knowledge. According to IHS estimates, the component cost of the iPad Air is between $274 and $361 depending on the …

FAA Okays Gadget Use Throughout Flights

The years of complaints have finally paid off. Airline passengers will soon be able to use their portable electronic devices from takeoff to …

Aviation

Nielsen to add web viewers to future TV ratings, with a little help from Facebook

After several months of testing within the industry, Nielsen is finally ready to reveal its efforts to bake mobile viewing habits into its TV ratings system. In a wider roll-out of what the company already monitors, it'll launch an SDK for participating broadcasters in mid-November that will …

Nielsen TV Ratings Will Now Include Mobile Web Viewers

Nielsen, a name synonymous with TV ratings for as long as anyone can remember, knows the world is changing: For the 2014-15 TV season, Nielsen will incorporate data on “audiences viewing TV content on digital devices” and will release a software development kit (SDK) in mid-November so content …

'Dexter' returning to Netflix instant streaming starting October 31st

<i>Dexter</i> is coming back to Netflix. Seasons one through four of Showtime's hit series will be available for streaming beginning October 31st, a fitting release date for the serial-killer drama starring Michael C. Hall. Unfortunately, Netflix subscribers won't be able to binge watch the entire series …

Google pushes advertisers to buy ads for all devices

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Selling

Take A Look Inside NASA In The '50s

Here's what the beginning of the Space Age looked like.

Space Exploration

So what the heck is wearable tech, anyway?

So many gadgets...and so many of them unnecessary. If wearable tech aims to go mainstream, it's going to have to try harder.<p>Deep in a dimly lit audience in New York City, I sat watching a presenter show a slide reading, "Challenges for High Performance Wearable Solutions."<p>Of all the challenges …

Wearable Tech

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Art

Tesla Model S catches fire after battery puncture, Musk responds

A Tesla Model S caught fire on the highway recently after its bottom-mounted battery compartment was struck by a piece of metal. That piece of metal punched a three-inch hole through quarter-inch armor plating, impaling the car with a "peak force on the order of 25 tons" according to company CEO …

Goldfinger 2: Asian Site Leaks Rumored Gold iPad Mini 2 With TouchID Sensor

It’s not that much of a stretch of the imagination to believe that Apple might unveil gold, or “space gray,” iPads in the upcoming month(s). That’s why it’s quite interesting that Chinese tech site DoNews has posted photos of a champagne iPad mini 2, complete with TouchID sensor.<p>Not enough …

iPhone as standalone business would be bigger than Microsoft, Coca-Cola, McDonalds & more

<i>Businessweek</i> has a fun chart showing that Apple’s iPhone business alone would make it the 9th largest stock in the Dow Jones top 30 companies, ahead of such giants as Microsoft, Coca-Cola and McDonalds.<p>It’s not a terribly surprising fact – the iPhone represents the bulk of Apple’s business, with …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

Federal Election Commission considers whether to allow campaign donations in Bitcoin

The Federal Election Commission is deliberating whether political contributions may be made in Bitcoin, and if so, how. The commission has until October 28th to determine whether donations in the emerging virtual currency comply with campaign finance restrictions, in response to a request filed …

Apple Boosts iPhone 5s Battery Capacity by 10%, iPhone 5c by 5% Over iPhone 5

At its media event earlier this week, Apple noted that it had increased the battery capacity of the iPhone 5c relative to the iPhone 5, and the company's tech specs show that users can expect longer for battery life on both the iPhone 5s and 5c for certain tasks.<p>In particular, both new iPhones …

The New TV Shows You Should Watch This Fall

<b>We stand to see</b> a few new surprises this season, as well as a few new faces. Herein, a breakdown of the best shows to watch, the women to pay attention to, and what we can expect from men like Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams, and Andy Samberg. Click through for the details.

TV shows

PlayStation Vita TV is Sony's new $100 microconsole

Japanese gamers will soon be able to buy the PlayStation Vita TV, a microconsole that plays Vita and PSP games on televisions.<p>Sony introduced the Vita TV early this morning during its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference. The device is a tiny, Apple TV-like box that enables gamers to play Vita …

Facebook lets news organizations broadcast your trending topic discussions

Anyone else think that Twitter's love affair with TV has gotten those down in Menlo Park a little scared? Facebook has announced that broadcasters like CNN, NBC and Sky can now gain direct access to your public wall posts concerning trending topics and embed them in their shows. That means that …

Microsoft to Debut Second Generation of Surface Products at September 23 New York Event

Microsoft plans to introduce a new wave of its homegrown Surface hardware at a Sept. 23 event in New York.<p>Despite significant speculation about a …

Surface Pro

Apple Won’t Introduce New Apple TV Box Next Week, Will Upgrade Software

There are very, very good odds you’re going to hear about new iPhones at Apple’s event next Tuesday.<p>But if you’re looking for a new Apple TV, you’re …

Smart TV

Facebook is testing Twitter-like trending topics on its News Feed

Facebook is testing Twitter-like trending topics and some users can find it on their News Feed. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, a section module will appear at the top right-hand side of the News Feed displaying popular topics being discussed. Each listed topic is based off of hashtags, …

Sony’s Smartshot QX ‘smart lens’ will have a white and champagne color option, just in case

We’ve previously covered the recent rumors of the 20 Megapixel Sony Wifi ‘smart lens’ which will attach to Android and iOS smartphones and connect to the phone via Wifi. Theoretically, you’ll be able to take much better pictures with the bigger CMOS sensor and Zeiss glass.<p>But is that black lens …

Scoop: Google acquired WIMM Labs to bolster its own smartwatch plans

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Watch out, Samsung: Google (s GOOG) has some smartwatch development projects of its own, and it quietly snapped up Los Altos, …

Google Confirms It Has Acquired Android Smartwatch Maker WIMM Labs

Google has confirmed it acquired WIMM Labs last year, a company that previously made an Android-powered smartwatch before shuttering operations in 2012. At the time a message on its website said it had entered into an exclusive partnership without releasing further details, but it’s now clear that …

School district hires company to monitor students’ activity on social media

The Glendale Unified School District kicked this school year off with a program to track what its students are doing and saying online.<p>The district has hired social network monitoring service Geo Listening to tune into students’ social media activity and look out for things like cyberbullying, drug …

China's Tencent Is Giving Away 10TB Of Free Cloud Storage

Yesterday we reported that Chinese tech giants Baidu and Qihoo 360 are currently courting users with 1TB of free space, putting the free space given by Dropbox, Box and Microsoft to shame.<p>Today another Chinese tech company Tencent has upped the game, offering a jaw-dropping 10TB worth of free …