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Apple Releases tvOS 10.1.1 for Fourth-Generation Apple TV

Apple today released a new update for tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10.1.1 comes five weeks after the release of tvOS 10.1, the first major update to the tvOS 10 operating system. Apple only seeded two betas of tvOS 10.1.1 to developers before …

Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay

Samsung will release its competitor to Apple Pay, Samsung Pay (good, original thinking, guys!) in South Korea in the next few days, followed by a …

Beecon is Free iBeacon Home Automation App

It’s a year since Apple announced iBeacon (check out our explanation of the technology here).<p>Now the Beecon App aims to combine home automation with …

Home Automation

IFTTT Launch New Channel for Honeywell evohome

If This Then That is turning into a really interesting home automation controller in the Cloud.<p>The new IFTTT channel for Honeywell’s evohome smart …

Home Automation

How Google and Apple Are Going to Take Over Your Car

Is this an Apple or an Android car? That may be the question you find yourself asking in the not-so-distant future.<p>Just like Apple and Google continue to battle for market share in the smartphone and tablet space, they are also going to be increasingly fighting for dominance in the auto space, …

Car Tech

How the Sounders use wearables to improve soccer player fitness, with help from Tableau

With most sports, a healthy body is essential to success. That’s certainly true in soccer, where players run around the pitch for nearly 10 miles per …

Nest Protect Review: iPod Creator's Smart Smoke Alarm Impresses

The Nest Protect is a ‘smart’ smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. It gains this moniker because it can connect to the Internet and give status updates through a web browser and status updates and alarm notifications on Android and iOS apps.<p>The Nest Protect was announced in October and is the second …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Microsoft Windows

The future of broadband looks very much like cable TV. Here is why

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>There is a coming clash between the telecommunications firms and the internet giants, but it’s not just about the internet …

Revolv Review: Connect Your Smart Home With a Single Hub and App

Revolv began shipping its $299 home automation hub today, bringing to market a reasonably-priced solution for controlling your devices from one app. We’ve been testing the hub as part of a smart home setup for the past couple of weeks and have been really impressed with its ease of use and …

$40 Elgato Smart Key lets your iPhone track your keys, baggage and car via Bluetooth LE

Low-energy Bluetooth is really starting to take-off in a big way, with seemingly every other product on the main crowdsourced-funding sites using it. One product that actually exists, though, is the Elgato Smart Key – which appears good value at just $40.<p>If you can’t remember where you last saw …

Want a low-cost wearable to pair with a smartphone? Check out Cubit.

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>So if a fancy smartwatch offers more functionality than you’re looking for, is there another, more basic option out on the …

Virgin Media's SmartCall app lets you make WiFi calls with landline minutes

Those of you with long memories will recall that Virgin Media announced a WiFi calling platform way back in November 2012. Nearly a year later, and the company is finally offering the system to Android and iOS users. Virgin Media SmartCall is an app that lets you make calls while roaming and charge …

Audi's iPhone app uses camera to help owners find the dipstick

If you've ever wondered what that random button on your car does, or where your dipstick is located, wonder no more if you're an Audi A3 owner. The German car maker, famous for its Vorsprung durch Technik, has created yet another augmented reality app that's designed to guide an owner around a car. …

Retina iPad mini and thinner, lighter iPad coming after new iPhone, says Bloomberg

Apple's plans for this fall are clearing up. A report from <i>Bloomberg News</i> today corroborates many of the rumors we've been hearing about refreshes to the iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini. The publication's sources back up <i>All Things D</i>'s rumor this weekend that Apple will reveal a new iPhone at an event on …

The Dyson Hard Just Made Your Floor Mop Obsolete

Not content with making every other vacuum and fan on the market seem like a cheap children's toy, Dyson has now set its sights on the floor mop …

Saying goodbye to PCWorld in print

Harry McCracken is calling it: the era of the PC magazine is over. <i>PCWorld</i> announced Wednesday that after 30 years in print the issue on stands now will be its last. McCracken, who worked at <i>PCWorld</i> from 1994 to 2008 as both an editor and a writer, has written what is essentially an obituary for the …

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

Tile: Track and find lost items via crowd-sourced iPhone app

I lose things all the time. My keys, wallet, and even my bike somehow find a way to escape my possession at least once or twice a week. Worse, there’s never a great solution to help me find the things I’m looking for. There’s no ‘Find My iPhone’ for a wallet, so whenever it goes missing, I’ll have …

Sony puts micro ads on Wimbledon player, ushers in an era of 4K marketing

Sony is shipping its Bravia X9 line of 4K TVs in the UK this week, and it wants to convey the advantages of all those extra pixels. The solution? Advertising that's as finely detailed as the screens themselves. It's putting micro ads on the fingernails and uniform of tennis player Anne Keothavong …

An inside look at the world's largest solar-powered boat

Catamarans are fairly odd-looking boats, but earlier this week a special breed was docked at the North Cove Marina in Lower Manhattan. Alongside the typical handful of South Florida-based yachts that pop up here during the summer was an angular, flat-topped catamaran with a glistening blue deck …

Logitech announces the Harmony Ultimate Hub: Turns any iPhone into a full-fledged Universal Remote

After nearly selling their Harmony remote line, Logitech has officially announced the Harmony Ultimate Hub, an “appcessory” that turns any iPhone (or most any Smartphone!) into a slick universal remote. Bringing the beautiful Harmony remote touch interface to smartphones everywhere. The hub allows …

They've Invented a Twist-Off Wine Cork and Life Will Never Be the Same

Just when you thought that mankind's genius could go no further, four years of research has given birth to a new apex in cork innovation. Please say …

European Carriers To Scrap EU Roaming Fees Next Year

Europeans will next year be able to take their smartphones anywhere within the EU and enjoy calls, texts, and data without paying a penny more than they do at home. Expensive roaming fees are set to be scrapped by July 1, 2014, after the European Commission voted to fast-track a major overhaul of …

Spotify's Daniel Ek: The Most Important Man In Music

<i>This article appears in the January 16th, 2012 issue of FORBES magazine.</i><p><b>Spotify’s Daniel Ek created a free, Facebook-enabled platform that could save the recording industry from piracy–and iTunes.</b><p>It’s a typically damp, dark November afternoon in Stockholm, and Daniel Ek is ill. Over the past month …

Electric Bus Fast Charges in 15 Seconds

A new high-capacity flash-charging technology pioneered by ABB Group, the Swiss power and automation conglomerate, will allow electric trolleys to run without overhead power lines.<p>“Through flash charging, we are able to pilot a new generation of electric buses for urban mass transport that no …