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Yahoo says its Mozilla Firefox deal sent search volume to a ‘five-year high’

Five months ago Yahoo struck a landmark deal with Mozilla. Today, we get to see the results. Sort of.<p>In its first quarter earnings report, Yahoo revealed that its total search volume during the past quarter reached “a five-year high.”<p>“The partnership between Yahoo and Mozilla was key to this volume …

Terrafugia's flying car project is still a couple of years away

Terrafugia's car/plane hybrid has been "coming soon" for nearly a decade and it will stay that way a bit longer. The Transition vehicle has come a long way since those early renders, and in a talk today Terrafugia COO / VP of Engineering Kevin Colburn explained some of the design decisions involved …

WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Its Voice-Calling Feature To iOS Users

Less than a month after WhatsApp introduced free voice calls to users of its Android app, so the Facebook-owned company has begun rolling the feature out to its iOS customers.<p>Like the launch of calling on Android, which was first spotted by eager users in February, the feature will not be available …

Apps

CyberPower's three-blade gaming PC is built for showing off

Sure, you can accessorize a gaming PC with curved monitors and glowing lights to make it stand out, but what if you don't think they're eye-catching <i>enough</i>? CyberPower thinks it has an answer: it just started taking orders for the Trinity, an oddball gaming rig that divides the chassis into CPU, …

Xiaomi To Make Things Even Harder For Apple In India

China’s privately held smartphone maker Xiaomi is going after the big guns. It’s beat Samsung in China. It is neck and neck with Apple. And now it is going to India on its first stop abroad.<p>The company said this week that it will unveil its first handset designed for exclusively for the Indian …

Los Angeles partners with Waze to head off traffic gridlocks

Los Angeles' traffic problems are legendary, which is probably why the City of Angels is following Boston's lead and partnering with Waze for real-time traffic alerts. The LA mayor's office Periscoped the announcement (as you do, I suppose), and tweeted that the partnership could lead to better …

Consumer Finance Startup CompareAsia Scores $40M Series A Led By Goldman Sachs

CompareAsiaGroup, which runs websites that help users find financial services, has raised a $40 million series A led by the Goldman Sachs Investment Partners team.<p>Other investors include Nova Founders Capital (a venture firm that is also one of CompareAsiaGroup’s founders), Jardine Pacific, Ace & …

Goldman Sachs

Record breaking clock invented which only loses a second in 15bn years

Physicists have said they have fine-tuned an atomic clock to the point where it won’t lose or gain a second in 15bn years – longer than the universe has existed.<p>The “optical lattice” clock, which uses strontium atoms, is now three times more accurate than a year ago when it set the previous world …

Physics

HTC's VR headset is available, but you probably won't get one

HTC and Valve will be giving out Vive virtual reality headsets for free as reported in March, but only if you're a developer -- a very <i>luck</i><i>y</i> developer. The duo has just launched a sign-up form for folks who want a shot at getting one of the developer units to be distributed throughout spring and …

Fortune.com

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How to transfer contacts and photos from Android to iOS

You’re finally making the move, getting rid of your old Android phone in favor of a shiny new iPhone. The only problem is transferring all your valuable contacts and photographs from one device to the other.<p>Well, in today’s video I’m going to show you how to do just that — and luckily it’s a lot …

New Zeiss Sony lenses have built-in OLED displays

OLEDs

Amazon Destinations handpicks hotels in LA, NY and Seattle

Amazon's rumored new travel site has appeared and it's well, exactly as rumored. While the company previously sold flash-sale hotel rooms as part of Amazon Local, alongside steep discounts, Destinations is more about curated hotels. The service currently focuses on areas around LA, New York and …

Google's US Mobile Network Reportedly Launches Today

Google Fiber has shaken up the ISP market in the US, at least in the handful of markets in which it’s offered. So, you may be expecting the company’s forthcoming mobile network offering to do something similar. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, a big differentiator is that the …

Xiaomi's Redmi 2 Sets the Bar High for Budget Android Phones

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S did extremely well because of its low price point and powerful specs. Clearly, the company knows how to make a good, cheap phone.<p>It’s looking to replicate its success with the revamped Redmi 2, announced in January. I put the Rs. 7,000 ($112) device …

Xiaomi could launch the Mi Pad 2 tablet on March 31

<b>Xiaomi</b> is celebrating its fifth year anniversary on the 31st of March. Leaks have suggested that the company expects to unveil some new smartphones …

Mobile Technology

The Fitbit mobile app now lets you sync multiple trackers to your account

File this one under first-world problems but if you are like us and own multiple Fitbit trackers (collect them all!) you no longer have to decide …

Best Buy to carry Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition starting March 27

As part of a push to put their virtual reality headset in the hands of more people, Samsung, Oculus, and Best Buy have teamed up to bring the …

Google Keep updated to version 3.1 with a couple of new features [APK Download]

<b>Google Keep</b> is one of the best note taking/checklist apps available on Android. What makes it even better is the fact that it comes directly from …

Android News

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition reaching Best Buy shelves on March 27

<i>Best Buy</i> has just announced that it will be carrying the <b>Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition</b> headset in its stores starting this Friday, the 27th of …

Innovation

Google Keep updated to include labels and recurring reminders

Google is sending out a fairly major new update to Google Keep that includes two long-requested features. Within Google Keep, you can now add labels …

The White House and Google are quite chummy report says

With the FTC’s 2012 probe into Google‘s search practices all said and done, it became quite apparent that Mountain View has quite a bit of pull in …

The White House

The FTC explains why it didn't sue Google

Comission says 'not a single fact is offered' in WSJ report<p>Earlier today, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported that the Federal Trade Commission was deeply divided over whether to sue Google for anticompetitive practices after investigations began in 2012. But the FTC has now countered that report, …

Rumor: Galaxy S6 Active to include microSD slot and bigger battery

By now chances are those interested in Samsung’s Galaxy S6 have formed one of two opinions of the device: love or hate. While the decision to finally go with metal and glass might be a welcomed change for some, the sacrifice of a removable battery and microSD means pure hatred for others, and the …

ZTE officially announces the Nubia Z9 Max and Z9 mini

The ZTE Nubia Z9 Max is a phablet, powered by the Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB of RAM and comes with 16GB of internal storage. Supplying juice to all …

Rumour: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Active to come with Micro-SD card and removable battery, announced mid-summer 2015

While the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets have received much praise and plaudits for their stylish design, there were a couple of criticisms. The two …

MicroSD

LG Watch Urbane LTE to launch in South Korea on March 27

The LTE capable smartwatch is the first wearable in its class that supports the fast transfer of data supported by LTE. Since the watch sports its …

New factory image of Android 5.1 LMY47I for Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 now available to flash

It looks like a new version of Android 5.1 (LMY47I) is going out as Google posted factory images for both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 yesterday. We don’t …

Android News

Android Device Manager now supports Android Wear

Google has announced that it is updating its Android Device Manager with support for Android Wear smartwatches, offering additional protection in the case of lost or stolen devices.<p>The Android Device Manager allows users to track the location of, make ring, lock and even erase all of the data on …

Reading text on the sides of the Galaxy S6 edge

The big change Samsung implemented when moving from the Galaxy Note Edge to the Galaxy S6 edge wasn't the addition of a second curve over on the …