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Google brings Chromebooks to more countries around the world

We're sure folks from New Zealand, the Philippines, Denmark, Norway, Mexico and Chile can find ways to buy a Chromebook if they want to. But now that Google's officially bringing the minimalist laptop to their countries, it'll be easier to get one from Google Play or from partner retailers if their …

The Evolution of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Profile

Oh, how you've changed, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>Over the years, the head of Facebook has shaken up his site with various redesigns. Sometimes, it was little …

Apple Sinks After WWDC Lacks New 'iWatch'

For Apple, the reality of new product releases rarely matches the hype.<p>While rumors swirled for months about smart watches, smart TVs, and other new hardware products, Apple revealed only software upgrades on Monday at its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Impressive software updates …

A silent MacBook Air is now possible, if Apple wants it

Intel's new Broadwell processor promises to kill the cooling fan<p>Apple dedicated much of its WWDC 2014 keynote yesterday to the introduction of new Continuity software that blurs the line between the mobile iOS and desktop OS X operating systems. Today Intel has announced a reference PC design that …

PSP stops shipping in Japan ten years after going on sale

The biggest threat to Nintendo's handheld dominance bows out<p>Nearly ten years after first going on sale in Japan, the PlayStation Portable has reached the end of the line in its home market. Sony confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> that it will stop shipping units to Japanese retailers this month, noting that it …

Will.i.am: Apple-Beats deal opens doors

Black Eye Peas pop star and Beats Electronics founding shareholder Will.I.Am discusses Apple's purchase of Beats for $3.2 bn (£2bn)<p><b>Apple</b> has bought Dr Dre's Beats heaphones company in a move that Beats shareholder Will.I.Am said will enable further development of consumer electronics.<p>He said: "I …

Sony Launches Xperia T3, 'World's Slimmest' 5.3-Inch Smartphone

Sony has announced the Xperia T3, a 5.3-inch smartphone which the company claims to be the world's slimmest in its category.<p>Measuring 150.7 x 77 x 7 …

Apple Announces Swift, A New Programming Language for iOS and OS X

Apple today announced a new programming language called Swift at WWDC, which will replace Objective C as the language developers use for building iOS and OS X apps.<p>Craig Federighi announced the new language on stage saying, “We’ve used Objective-C for 20 years, and we love it. But we wondered what …

Apple is Overhauling its Photos Offering Across iOS and Mac

Never letting an opportunity slip by to tweak its photo tools, Apple announced a new Photos app for iOS that will eventually make its way to the Mac. As revealed at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, the new Photos lets you share edits and organization across all devices with …

How to protect yourself from Gameover Zeus

Thousands of Britons are infected with dangerous malware and have just two weeks to protect themselves before it attempts to empty their bank accounts, warns the National Crime Agency. Here are the simple steps you need to take now to stay safe<p>More than 15,000 people in the UK have been infected …

How activity trackers remove our rights to our most intimate data

For a company that aims to excel in making information and products clean and easy to use - and one with an eye on consumer electronic devices for lucrative markets - it makes absolute sense that Apple should exploit the trend for fitness and health data with Health, its new app.<p>Apple insisted from …

Robot butterflies made from recycled phones are slightly terrifying

A series of robot butterflies have been constructed from bits of old mobile phones, in a bid to promote recycling -- and to remind puny humans never to build a race of deadly mechanical insects.<p>The robot beasts, which were unveiled at the Natural History Museum in London, each have their own mobile …

Apple unveils OSX Yosemite and Health kit in San Francisco - video

Apple unveils the next Mac system, known as Yosemite, and a new health dashboard with iOS 8 at the company's worldwide developers conference in San Francisco. Yosemite will make it easier for different Apple devices to work together, and OS 8 will have a built-in health-management tool to help …

The New Cancer Detection System Using only a Cellphone, a Lens and an App

An Israeli start-up has created a cancer detection device using a cellphone, a clip-on lens and an app, a development that has the potential to provide life-saving intervention for patients.<p>The company, MobileOCT, won first place last week in Vodafone’s Wireless Innovation Project Competition for …

Android 4.4.3 brings some Gmail flair to Dialer and People apps

Factory images and binaries of Android 4.4.3 are now on Google’s servers, and the first OTAs are hitting Nexus 7 (2013) units, but what exactly does the change from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 bring users?<p>The changelog is just the obligatory bug fixes and performance improvements, but it looks that Google took …

Radio Physics Solutions Raises £700K To Detect 3D Printed Guns

With nearly every new and truly disruptive technology comes a moral panic. 3D printers gave us 3D printed guns and other potential DIY weaponry, even if the technology remains relatively immature. Hell, so iconic is the notion of a 3D printed gun, one of the first proof of concepts was recently …

Cryptolocker: what you need to know

Cryptolocker is back in the headlines, thanks to a coordinated effort to take down the computers and criminals that run the notorious "ransomware". But what is it? And how can you fight it?<p>Cryptolocker is ransomware: malicious software which holds your files to ransom<p>The software is typically …

With seven different use modes, Toshiba's Kirabook is a Lenovo Yoga on steroids

Lately, Toshiba's all about multitasking laptops -- at CES, the company showed off a "5-in-1" laptop concept with a detachable keyboard, and here at Computex, we're getting a look at the "7-in-1" Kirabook L93. Like Toshiba's Satellite Click, the L93 includes a detachable keyboard base, so it works …

SeeMe, Which Lets Members Create T-Shirts With All-Over Designs, Launches Its First App

SeeMe, a design community that claims more than a million members, has launched its first mobile app on iOS, which can be used to take photos and turn them into T-shirts.<p>To be sure, there are tons of DIY T-shirt design companies out there, including SnapTee (which bases its business model on a …

A Google Street View Murder Prank

Google Street View features some pretty cool things. But it’s also ripe for pranksters who get wind of a Google Street View car in the area.<p>Two mechanics from Edinburgh, Scotland, staged a fake murder, with one chap posing over a motionless body while wielding a pick axe.<p>A concerned netizen spotted …

Facebook buys startup whose tech offers 'bite-sized' one click data packages

Facebook continued its buying spree with an email announcement today that it is picking up Finnish mobile data startup Pryte.<p>The service that Facebook bought, which has not yet been released, is intended to provide short-term access to data plans so users can employ specific apps — such as, of …

Facebook patent reveals plans for children to join the social network

Facebook is working on a way to allow children under 13 years old join the social network.<p>The company has designs for a system that allows children younger than 13 to be supervised by parents, according to a new patent, to comply with the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (Coppa), which …

Apple announces 'HealthKit' platform and new 'Health' app

SAN FRANCISCO — As expected, Apple jumped into the health-information business today, launching both a new health app and a cloud-based health-information platform.<p>The new app, called simply “Health,” will collect a number of body metrics including blood pressure, heart rate, and stats on diet and …

Apple wins patents on 3D tech in desktop user interfaces

Apple was granted 62 patents on Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, but it seems unlikely that at least one of them will ever come to OS X.<p>Apple has been granted a patent for a 3D graphical user interface in a desktop PC environment. According to the patent, which was earlier reported on …

iOS 7 Changed iOS, But iOS 8 Changes Computing

Apple showed off a lot of new stuff today, so much so that it’s actually hard to process. But from a macro perspective, one thing is clear: iOS 8 actually represents much more of a shift than did iOS 7 last year, despite the fact that the visual changes in iOS 7 threw users and Apple-watchers for a …

Google Launches 64-bit Version of Chrome for Windows

Google today announced the debut of a 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows, starting with the introduction of 64-bit Dev and Canary channels for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. You can download both now from their respective pages: Dev and Canary.<p>It’s worth noting that in both cases the 64-bit …

8 Things You Didn't Know About Apple's New iOS 8

Get ready, Apple fans: The next mobile operating system upgrade, iOS 8, is coming to iPhones and iPads this fall. It’s got a couple big new features: …

Even Steve Jobs didn’t realize how big the App Store would be, newly unearthed interview shows

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.<p>expand full story<p>As we inch closer to Apple’s earning report next …

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New smartphone chip will beam high-definition holograms as early as 2015

Just imagine: a smartphone that projects 3D holograms into thin-air. If you can wait until the end of next year, and if you can believe the claims being made by a well-funded company called Ostendo, then your next handset could be capable of just that. Thanks to breakthroughs by the Californian …