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Why Curved Glass Will Change Gadget Design Forever

At CES this week, Corning announced a new type of glass that will make curved iPhones and iWatches possible. And that’s just to start.<p>The smartphones in our hands, the tablets on our laps, the computers on our desks and the televisions on our walls. We live in a blocky world of glowing glass …

Horizon: No More Vertical Videos

The omnipresence of smartphones means everyone has the potential to be a one-man film-crew. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be a <i>good</i> film-crew, right?<p>While your trusty iPhone does pack a punch, it still requires a little know-how from the person in control, including how to frame a shot, ensuring …

Winamp survives to play for new owner

Reports of Winamp's death were greatly exggerated.<p>Once scheduled to kick the bucket last month, the software has found new life with new parent Radionomy, an online radio station aggregator. On Tuesday, Radionomy announced that it purchased both Winamp and streaming music site Shoutcast from former …

Online Life

AllCast for Android pushes media to Apple TV and Roku, available for willing beta testers (video)

If you've been eager to send cloud or locally-stored media to your TV, another option could be on the way. Currently in beta, AllCast is an Android app that streams content from places like Google Drive, Dropbox or your mobile device's storage to an Apple TV, Roku, Xbox console, Samsung Smart TV …

Surface blades: Microsoft bets on accessories as the future of tablets

Microsoft's biggest announcement this week wasn't its Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 tablets, or even what was inside them. It was a surprising Music Cover and the thinner, more impressive second-generation Touch Cover. Instead of rethinking the core concepts behind the Surface itself, Microsoft is …

Get GLAZED: Kyle Ellicott on the Business of Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology has captured the public imagination, raising hopes, fears, and expectations. While there has been much speculation about the capabilities of next generation wearables, their potential applications, and the issues they raise, there has been much less discussion about how the …

Livescribe 3 smartpen appears in FCC filing, can't wait to digitize your doodles

Now that we've got those naming suits out of the way, it's time to get down to brass tacks. With "brass tacks" involving a new smartpen, in this particular instance. The Livescribe 3 has just made itself known in a public FCC filing today, showcasing a svelte writing utensil whose main purpose in …

C Spire follows Google Fiber's lead with announcement of gigabit home internet

Google Fiber will soon be able to count C Spire among its competitors. The wireless carrier today announced that it intends to deploy its own 1Gbps fiber-based internet service to cities and towns in the United States. The initiative is called C Spire Fiber to the Home, and the company claims its …

Galaxy Note 3 first phone to feature ugly new Micro USB 3 port

A new port means potentially faster transfers and charging<p>With all the news coming from its big event yesterday, Samsung glazed over the importance of one new feature of its Galaxy Note 3 — it's the first phone we know of that uses USB 3.0. The benefits of the switch to the more modern standard are …

Armin van Buuren mixes it up with new Philips M1x-DJ iPad decks

BERLIN -- Want to be the next superstar DJ? Dutch trance DJ Armin van Buuren is looking to train future competition with the Philips M1x-DJ, an iPad mixing deck dropping beats at technology rave IFA 2013.<p>Developed by van Buuren in collaboration with Philips, the portable M1X-DJ unit includes twin …

Music Production

Samsung announces the world's first curved UHD TVs at IFA 2013

You didn't think Samsung was done announcing TVs at IFA yet, did you? This time, Samsung's folded two of its new TV notions into one set, announcing the world's first curved Ultra High Definition TVs. They don't appear to be OLED (so our money's on LED), but the new screens will be available in …

Garmin Head-Up Display Offers Safer Navigation, at a Price

Smartphones and navigation apps like Google Maps have made it easier than ever to navigate to new destinations. But taking your eyes off the road for …

Philips launches Cloud TV with access to hundreds of channels

Philips rolled out a new cloud-based service promising hundreds of TV channels to its smart TV users.<p>Dubbed Cloud TV, the service announced Thursday streams local, national, international, and special interest TV channels over the Internet to Philips smart TVs. The lineup includes both premium and …

Smart TV

Elon Musk Will Prove His Tesla Can Take Long Trips If He Has to Do it Himself

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With some consumers and one particular <i>New York Times</i> writer still unwilling to spend more than …

In fantasy football, men go long for mobile

<i>Mark Kaefer is the marketing director for Burst Media.</i><p>The NFL season kicks off today, and fantasy football is all the rage. A Google News search on the topic currently yields about 46.2 million results.<p>Last month, an article quoted Tom Brady (the NFL’s VP of content, not the New England Patriots’ …

Rapt.fm Launches In Beta To Enable Live Rap Battles To Happen Anytime, Anywhere

We first met Detroit-based startup Rapt.fm back in November 2012, when we were swinging through town for the TechCrunch Northern Meetups. It’s safe to say that Erik Torenberg was the first startup CEO I’d ever met whose demo included a freestyle rap. And the product, though then still in an early …

Rinema Provides Social Movie Recommendations Based on Your Tastes

Rinema has launched its social movie site for cataloguing the movies you’ve seen and finding people with similar taste as you.<p>Movie and TV-focused social networking services like GetGlue and Seenth.at have been cropping up at a regular pace, but Rinema’s strengths lie in its sizable database …

Surface 2 will support new Power Cover keyboard with built-in battery

Microsoft has long hinted at future Surface covers that could charge its tablet, and they'll be released later this year. Paul Thurrott reports that a new "Power Cover" accessory for Surface Pro, Surface 2, and Surface Pro 2, will ship later this year. <i>The Verge</i> can confirm the reports are accurate, …

Evomail’s Gesture-Based Email App Arrives On Android

Evomail, one of the many newer startups trying to rethink the email inbox for mobile, has now arrived on Android. Originally designed as a Gmail client for iPad, the service seemed inspired by a number of well-known apps and email clients, including now Google-owned Sparrow, as well as …

PayPal Updates iOS And Android Apps With The Ability To Order Ahead, Pay Restaurant Bills, Access Bill Me Later And More

PayPal is announcing a major update to its iOS and Android apps today, creating a more seamless experience when paying for items in stores and retail outlets. Check out our video above for an in-depth demo of the app being used by myself and PayPal VP of Global Product Hill Ferguson in San …

Google patent would track objects within your gaze

Google already has a patent that would let Glass and other eyewear identify what's in front of you. However, it just received a new patent for a method that could follow your exact gaze. The proposed system would include both forward-facing and eye-tracking cameras, correlating both to determine …

SYNC by 50 on-ear wireless headphones now feature Bluetooth 4.0, aptX support

It's been a busy month for SMS Audio and Mr. Jackson. After launching new Street by 50 headphones and wireless speakers, they're now introducing the first pair of SYNC by 50 cans that connect over Bluetooth 4.0 and have aptX support. The latest wireless headphones to come out of 50 Cent's audio …

Drippler 2.0 for Android launches with tablet support, new features

It's only been a few short months since popular Android discovery / recommendation app Drippler made the jump to iOS, and today it's launching version 2.0 for Android. The update brings proper tablet support, a new magazine-like layout and a slew of new features -- including categories, favorites …

Want to see the impact of Google Fiber? Look to Comcast

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Comcast<p>Comcast(s cmsca) has connected almost a quarter of a million households (220,000) to its internet essentials …

In A Blow To Windows 8, Research Firm Drops Estimates For How Many Laptops With Touchscreens Will Be Sold This Year

That's bad news for Microsoft's newest PC operating system Windows 8, which is designed to be used with devices with touchscreens. (The user experience is pretty frustrating if you use a regular non-touchscreen laptop.)<p>In an interview with Computer World, IDC analyst Bob O'Donnell said the firm now …

Pirate Bay's censor-thwarting browser snags 100,000 users

The Pirate Bay's new anticensor browser has proven even more popular than the site expected.<p>Launched on Saturday, PirateBrowser has sailed into the hands of more than 100,000 users via Pirate Bay's direct download link, says blog site TorrentFreak. The official torrent file itself has been shared …

Portable

Google patents drag-and-drop content sharing with nearby groups

Proximity-based content sharing systems for mobile tend to focus on one-at-a-time transfers -- see Android Beam and Apple's upcoming AirDrop as examples. Google, however, has just patented an interface that would simplify sharing content with nearby groups. Users would only have to drag private …

Spotify gets its first comedy app, from Monty Python to Louis CK

Spotify may be in the news for the size of its payouts to musicians, but a new app launched on the streaming service is a reminder that there is more …

PlayStation 4 friends list will accomodate up to 2,000 of your best buds

So it seems that PlayStation 4 owners will have more friends than their Xbox One counterparts -- well, you know, in theory, at least. Sony announced this morning, by way of rather chipper Q&A video, that the PS4 will have a Party Chat to call its own, along with friends lists that support up to …

Rob Delaney: from Twitter to board games and books

With the announcement of a new book, Rob Delaney's comedy empire is expanding from swiftly from Twitter, standup and board games.<p>"Comedy is massively …