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Smartphone app knows when you're feeling blue

A newly developed smartphone app collects and analyses various data to predict when you're feeling depressed, stressed or lonely.<p>Just as physical health is important, so too is mental health -- deeply so. And, just as smartphone apps exist that can help you take care of your diet, sleep and …

Apple's Afterthought: Wireless Charging

In 1999, Steve Jobs delighted an audience at Macworld when he picked up an iBook on the pretext of giving a cameraman a better shot and revealed that the computer had a wireless connection to the Internet.<p>“No wires!” he exclaimed. Jobs beamed as the audience cheered. Then, borrowing an old …

What to expect when you're expecting an iPhone 6 (or iWatch)

Look, going off the sheer number of leaks we've seen the past few months, there's no way you didn't know Apple was planning to unveil a horde of new gadgets next week. Hell, the folks in Cupertino are even counting down to the event (and the livestream that goes with it) on Apple.com. If all those …

Not every house has rooms that turn 90 degrees, but this one does

It would seem that when Iran isn't busy putting the kibosh down on social media, its architects are designing some pretty crazy ways to beat the weather. Case in point: a seven-floor house in Tehran with three rectangular rooms that can rotate up to 90 degrees in accordance with the season. As <i>Slate</i> …

Hands-on with Sony’s Android Wear-powered SmartWatch 3 (Video)

It looks like Sony has given up on its old smartwatch ways. As we confirmed days before its announcement, the Sony SmartWatch 3 is running Android Wear and has been given a slightly different (and simple) design when compared to its predecessors. While Android Wear is a solid wearable platform, for …

Apple is not so safe after all, right?

Ryanne Lai<p>The whole world gives Android the cold shoulder when speaking of privacy and security. It’s often said viruses and attackers can get all over your phone and take all your information. It has been proven time after time that Apple’s hardware and software are far from being foolproof.<p>Last …

Mobile payments — not that big sapphire screen — will be the iPhone 6's killer app

Mobile payments is an idea that sounds much better than it is in practice. At least for right now.<p>The despite the efforts of PayPal, Square, and even Google Wallet, few people have actually replaced their wallets with their smartphones, which was the original idea behind mobile payments: Since most …

Here are the top 10 reasons Apple rejects apps

In the name of transparency, Apple has revealed the top reasons why it rejects apps from its App Store.<p>The most common reason Apple blocks apps isn’t censorship, as some folks might believe. About 14 percent of apps rejected during the seven-day period ending Aug. 28 were rejected because more …

Elgato Unveils 'Eve' HomeKit Supported Smart Home Sensors, Hub-Less Smart Bulb

Elgato has announced its brand-new line of "Eve" connected home sensors at this year's IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin, featuring full integration with Apple's HomeKit home automation platform once iOS 8 launches.<p>Elgato's line of "Eve" smart home sensors<p>The Eve brand features Bluetooth accessories …

GM Will Make Cars With Motion Sensors to Keep Your Eyes on the Road

General Motors is reportedly installing sensors in its next generation of cars that will detect drivers’ eye and head motions and alert drivers to …

Two months with Android Wear: the best smartwatches yet

Google’s software for smartwatches, Android Wear, will start appearing on a range of devices from various manufacturers this autumn, and this year’s IFA electronics trade show, which starts on Wednesday, is expected to be packed with rival models.<p>Wear is a new platform, an overhaul of Google’s …