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360Fly could do for VR what GoPro did for action cameras

"GoPro's done a good job," 360fly's CEO Peter Adderton told <i>Mashable</i>. "They own the [action camera] space. No one owns the 360-degree video …

Microsoft's Siri Rival Might Not Be Exclusive To Windows Phones Much Longer

During a meeting with a small group of journalists and analysts last week, Microsoft's chief experience officer Julie Larson-Green showed that Cortana could be used for a variety of tasks, not just looking up information like the weather or sports scores.<p>When asked if that meant Cortana would …

Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge available for UK pre-order on November 14th (update)

Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is an interesting but highly experimental smartphone, so its arrival in the UK has always been far from certain. It seems, however, that the bent-screen Android handset <i>is</i> coming to our shores after all, as Vodafone today confirmed it'll be stocking the unusual device, …

'Halo 5: Guardians' returns to what made 'Halo' great

I played three maps and one new gametype for the upcoming beta (the final beta will include three modes and seven maps and run from December 29th to January 18th). One, Truth, is a spiritual successor to my all time favorite <i>Halo</i> map, Midship. While Midship can’t be replicated, Truth does a good job …

Chromecast launches family-friendly games to make the holidays less tedious

So, your kids have grown into easily bored teens who would (in their own words) rather die than join your yearly holiday Scrabble tournament. Sorry about that. Maybe they'd enjoy these new Chromecast games for the family a lot better than traditional board games, though. Since they're Chromecast …

Samsung doesn't know where virtual reality is headed, but it has a plan

The company wants to get an army of developers behind its Gear VR platform as quickly as possible<p>Perhaps by the sheer force of its market power alone, Samsung immediately became one of the top contenders in the nascent virtual reality space earlier this year when it announced Gear VR — a headset …

Internet Connected Devices Will Outnumber Humans Three To One By 2020

Data published by researchers at Gartner predicts there will be 25 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, outnumbering the global population, which the UN estimates to be 7.7 billion by that year, by more than three to one.<p>A phrase used to cover all internet-connected devices and not …

Saygus announces a new high-end Android smartphone after five year hiatus

Saygus has been long forgotten over the course of time, only to be remembered by the most hardcore phone enthusiasts. The Utah-based phone maker enjoyed a brief moment in the spotlight at CES 2010 with its VPhone, a high-end (at the time) Android QWERTY device capable of doing two-way video calls …

Amazon Is Expanding Its R&D In Cambridge, U.K., With A Focus On Prime Air Drones And Speech Tech

Amazon is expanding its R&D operations in Cambridge, U.K., with a plan to staff out a large research lab — expanding on the foothold it acquired when it bought Cambridge-based speech tech startup Evi Technologies two years ago, TechCrunch has learned.<p>Cambridge is feted for its world-class …