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Windows Phone was a glorious failure

Looking back on the bumpy road taken by Microsoft’s most ambitious mobile OS<p>This past weekend, Microsoft made official what was already known for years: the Windows Phone mobile operating system is dead. There’ll be no further development, no miraculous Windows 10 Mobile revivals, and no further …

Microsoft’s Eye Control for Windows 10 is now available for testers

Use the eye-tracking feature in beta if you have a Tobii device<p>It was only yesterday that Microsoft announced a new built-in eye tracking feature for Windows 10, but the company is already interested in getting the accessibility option out in the wild. The latest Windows Insider preview build …

Eye Tracking

Microsoft PowerPoint can now translate presentations in real time

Microsoft is experimenting with a new PowerPoint add-in that will allow users to present slides in a foreign language. Microsoft executive Harry Shum demonstrated the new add-in on stage at the company's Build developers conference today. Presenters can download Microsoft's Translator app and sync …

Smartphones that charge in five minutes 'could arrive next year'

<b>Smartphones with batteries that fully charge in five minutes could be available to consumers next year.</b><p>The technology was first shown off in 2015, when Israeli start-up StoreDot demonstrated its FlashBattery at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Chief executive Doron Myersdorf told the BBC it is now …

​Accenture to have 90 percent of internal IT in the cloud by 2019

With 60 of its entire IT infrastructure and applications already in the cloud, Accenture expects all but 10 percent to be deployed within 12 to 18 …

Start-up nation starts with Israeli summer camp’s ‘big ideas’

A high-tech activity at a Big Idea camp in Israel. Credit: Big Idea.<b>By Deborah Fineblum/JNS.org</b>Last summer, Israeli teen Yoav Madani was offered …

Israel

EE begins rolling out a faster 4G network

Like any four-year-old, EE's 4G network hasn't yet fulfilled its potential. For its last major upgrade, the carrier flipped the switch on Cat 6 LTE-Advanced two years ago; and today, EE has announced it's begun rolling out even faster Cat 9 technology (the first UK provider to do so, it seems). …

Metallic fake tattoos are interactive, look like fashion accessories (Tomorrow Daily show notes)

Samsung Galaxy Note7 teardown reveals the magic behind the phone's iris scanner

Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is touted by many reviewers as one of the best, if not the best, smartphones around today. Its most interesting features are …

Israel is opening an innovation center to showcase Israeli technology and inspire young entrepreneurs

It’s no secret that Israel is a hotbed of technological innovation. Just over the past few years the country has given birth to popular consumer startups like Waze, Viber and Fiverr. Plus, Israel also is the birthplace of many hard science inventions like USB Flash Drives and coronary stents.<p>But …

Dynamic Touchscreen Could Display In Braille

The future, at everyone's fingertips<p>One of the weaknesses of screen-based media is how inaccessible it can be for people with impaired vision, who must instead rely on screen readers and other specialized tools to speak aloud the words in an online article. A special touchscreen tablet, made by a …

A Global Perspective Of Israeli Tech In 2015

From the Chinese stock market crash that shook global equity markets to the obsession with hunting for unicorns, 2015 was a year filled with volatility and non-traditional capital flowing into the private markets. Israel felt the effects of these global trends, with an unprecedented $5 billion in …

Colour-changing dressing 'fights antibiotic resistance'

<b>A medical dressing that changes colour when it detects infection could cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics, say scientists at Bath University.</b><p>It works by releasing fluorescent dye from tiny capsules when toxins are given out by bacteria in a wound.<p>This allows doctors to identify bacterial …

Medicine

Israel Takes Center Stage in CyberSecurity Innovation

Innovative cybersecurity companies have started thinking outside of the box to deceive cyber criminals into thinking they’re accessing valued assets

What Startups Need To Know About The Safe Harbor Ruling In Europe

Mary J. Hildebrand Contributor<p>Mary J. Hildebrand is the founder and chair of Lowenstein Sandler's privacy and information security practice and senior partner in the law firm's Tech Group.<p>Rooted in history and deep-seated cultural beliefs, the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) recent decision to …

These Bluetooth lights turn your bike wheels into turn signals

Safety lights are one of the most important pieces of bicycle equipment, especially if you ride at night or in low-visibility weather conditions. Most look the same -- a large, forward-facing beam under your handlebars and a slim row of red LEDs under the saddle. But Revolights are a little …

How Microsoft's Hololens could slowly change the world — and what could go wrong

This belief — that HoloLens could be responsible for the progress of the entire technology industry — is why the headset, and the Windows Holographic platform, could be the start of a revolution within computing that would see Microsoft at the forefront.<p>Brain Blau, an analyst for Gartner, told …

Augmented Reality

DOJ says Apple should be forced to unlock encrypted user data if asked by government

Earlier this week, Apple stated that it would be nearly impossible for it to access the data on a passcode-locked iOS device running iOS 8 or later. The company also noted, however, that even if it were possible, it would not feel comfortable doing so as to not tarnish the trust it shares with its …

Privacy

Video demonstrates using 3D touch screen iPhone 6s to weigh objects, opens up new use cases

Developer Simon Gladman today demonstrated (via Jeff Benjamin) the use of the iPhone 6s display as a way to compare weights of an object, here denoted in a percentage of touch, on Apple’s 3D or Force Touch display.<p>The app called “Plum-O-meter” for obvious reasons is currently a jailbreak option for …

App Store

Owlet, The Smart Baby Sock, Is Already Saving Lives

Owlet, a Hardware Battlefield darling, announced that they are going out of beta this weekend and will be available to new parents who want to make sure their wee ones are breathing at night. The announcement comes in conjunction with actual testimonials from parents who feel that Owlet saved their …

Parenting

Watch this iPhone screen protector heal scratches within a second

The folks who came up with the self-healing iPhone case is now back with something a lot more impressive. Innerexile's earlier technology could repair light scratches within about half a minute (given the right temperature, that is), but the latest version can do the same within just a <i>second</i>! …

Screen Protector

Court orders TSA to set rules for full-body airport scanners

Did you think the Transport Security Administration was reckless when it started installing full-body scanners at airports several years ago? So did the Competitive Enterprise Institute -- and the libertarian think tank just won a legal victory that could make the TSA clean up its act. In the wake …

Israeli Health Tech Is Heating Up With A Wave Of Interest From Abroad

Israel’s many health tech startups are attracting unprecedented interest from abroad, with multinational medical giants looking to benefit from the country’s ongoing high-tech boom. Israel’s health tech is spurred on by a global demand for innovative healthcare solutions, fueled by aging …

Private landlords gain £26.7bn from UK taxpayer, says campaign group

Private landlords are benefiting from subsidies worth the equivalent of £1,000 for every household in the UK, the campaign group Generation Rent has claimed, with tax breaks and housing benefit bolstering their gains from house price increases.<p>Figures shared with the Guardian by the group suggest …

UK landlords add £161m to tenants' bills by not allowing them to switch energy suppliers

Landlords in the UK are adding at least £161m ($245m) to the bills of their tenants by stopping them from switching to their preferred energy …

Google Drive is down, so everyone act accordingly

I hope you don’t have a deadline to commit to, because Google Drive and Docs are down.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>If you try visiting either site, you’ll be met with a really slow interface and a server error. Trying to access files on the cloud will net you a ‘File not found’ message<p>Unlike when …

Stagefright makes a comeback, and more than 1 billion phones are vulnerable

The number of vulnerabilities found in Android’s Stagefright just grew, and this time devices from as far back as Android 1.0 are vulnerable to attack. This first vulnerability, affecting almost every Android device, is in “libutils” — and that’s just one of the vulnerabilities recently discovered …

Ex-Google employee owned google.com for one minute

Using Google’s new domain buying service, Sanmay Ved purchased world’s most popular website for $12 before transaction was cancelled<p>A man was able to successfully buy google.com, the domain name for the world’s most popular website, for $12 (£7.90), minutes before the company contacted him to say …

AdWords

Investigators can't make you give up your work phone's passcode

American law enforcement might have free rein to make you unlock a phone using your fingerprint, but personal passcodes? Nope. A Pennsylvania-based federal judge has ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission can't make two former Capital One employees hand over the passcodes for their old …

15 Super Useful Ways To Use 3D Touch On The New iPhones

Though the new iPhones pack improved cameras and better specs overall, the flagship feature is something completely unique to the iPhone line (and, really, smartphones in general): a touch screen that reacts differently depending on how hard you press it.<p>Apple calls this feature “3D Touch”, and …

Touchscreens