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The next Apple TV remote may have Wii-like motion controls

<b>Read next:</b> The new Apple TV review.<p>Apple is widely expected to introduce an overhauled version of the Apple TV next month, and one of the big changes is supposed to be in how you control it. Already we've heard reports about a new remote with a touchpad and microphone, but now <i>TechCrunch</i> is …

A GoPro camera fell from 10,000 feet and this insane video is the result

Skydiving is a great example of an ideal use for GoPro’s action cameras; for people who don’t care to jump out of a perfectly functional airplane …

Videography

Microsoft Surface 3 Vs Surface Pro 3: What's The Difference?

The new Surface 3 is a great surprise. Unlike most high profile devices these days, Microsoft got the smaller, lighter and cheaper version of its excellent Surface Pro 3 out of the door without a single leak. But given the two machines look virtually identical, what exactly are the differences …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: The World's Most Beautiful Phone

I wouldn’t describe the Samsung Galaxy S5 as a failure and I certainly think it sold enough units to be called a success, but it was very clear when it launched that the excitement was gone from the public’s perception of the Samsung’s flagship. All of that damaged Samsung’s profits and gave other …

Phones

Microsoft Announces Surface 3 Tablet

Starting at $500 USD, $700 AUD.<p>Microsoft revealed the newest addition to its tablet family, and it brings familiar features to a smaller package.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

24 Signs You're A Good Traveler

You may love to travel, but just because you enjoy taking vacations and visiting far-flung destinations doesn't mean you're good at it. Unfortunately, simply liking travel isn't enough. There are a few traits that every good traveler should possess.<p>If you've ever wondered if you have what it takes, …

How to get your Mac menu bar under control

Creative Cloud, Dropbox, Time Machine. Before you know it your menu bar is crowded from <i>both</i> ends. Especially when you're using a smaller screen, like …

If you don’t like Apple’s new MacBook, Steve Jobs has a message for you

Though Apple’s recently unveiled 12-inch Retina MacBook has largely elicited positive feedback, not everyone has good things to say about the most …

Amazon is testing drones in Canada, just 2,000 feet from the U.S. border

Amazon is testing its drone delivery service at a "secret site" in British Columbia, Canada. That's according to a report from <i>The Guardian</i>.<p>Although …

The Best Thru-Hikes for 2015 (That Aren't the PCT)

Don't hike a trail just because you saw it in a movie.<p>If you’re thinking about tackling the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trails this year, you might want to revise your plans. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which monitors the AT, is expecting record numbers of thru-hikers this year, thanks to …

Hiking

The planet won’t notice you recycle, and your vote doesn’t count

But you should do it anyway. The definitive guide to screaming at, coping with, and profiting from climate change<p>Your vote doesn’t count.<p>Put a group of economists in a room to debate the wisdom and virtue of individual action, and soon they’ll be debating the value of casting one’s vote: zero—in …

Google Chrome Product Manager on How to Never Stop Innovating

A window into how one of Silicon Valley's top thinkers helps foster a culture of innovation.<p>I first met Alexandra "Alex" Levich when she was a finalist in the Innovation Challenge. She's an amazing innovator who has spent 14 years in product management and development, helping build out news, …

I’m tired of people whining about how expensive the Apple Watch is

Yes, Apple will sell some of the most expensive smartwatches you can possibly buy this year, especially the gold Apple Watch Edition version that can …

iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and 4-Inch iPhone 6c Rumored for 2015 Release

Apple is planning on releasing three new iPhone models in the second half of 2015, according to a new report from <i>DigiTimes</i>. The site claims that a 4-inch iPhone model will join the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus.<p>Apple will release three different iPhones in the second half of 2015, …

Mobile Technology

Dell is the latest to bundle Office and Microsoft apps on Android devices

Microsoft is invading Google's backyard<p>Samsung has started shipping Android devices with Microsoft apps preinstalled, and now Dell is also planning to do the same. In an announcement today, Microsoft is revealing that Dell will preinstall Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, and Skype on a …

Tim Cook still hasn’t deleted Steve Jobs from his contacts

It’s been over three years since Steve Jobs died, however the hole he left at Apple and those closest to him still hasn’t been filled. Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli’s upcoming book <i>Becoming Steve Jobs</i> is full of anecdotes and events that showcase just how much Steve meant to his friends.<p>One such …

Steve Jobs

This amazing 1-inch cube fits on your keychain and may be the only smartphone accessory you’ll ever need

No matter what platform you use, you probably still have some major complaints about your smartphone, with battery life and storage being the most …

I'm 28 with £50,000 savings. How long before I can afford to quit work and travel the world?

Compared with most people in their late 20s, Ross Crowder, 28, is in a highly enviable position.<p>His full-time job as a design engineer for Jaguar Land Rover pays £50,000 a year plus a final salary pension, a highly generous benefit only a handful of workers his age get to enjoy.<p>Despite working for …

Finance

Why did Steve Jobs make Tim Cook watch Remember the Titans?

A few days before he died, Steve Jobs asked Tim Cook over to his house to watch a movie together.<p>The movie he selected was <i>Remember the Titans</i>, a football drama starring Denzel Washington. It’s set in the South, and concerns the struggles of integrating a racially mixed team during the civil rights’ …

Tim Cook

7 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life | Inc.com

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."</b><p>Everyone says they go the extra mile. Almost no one actually does. Most people who do go there think, …

Motivation

Microsoft reveals how it will make money giving away software

It's all about getting you hooked<p>Microsoft has been doing some surprising things with software over the past year. Free Windows and Windows Phone licenses for PC and phone makers, free Office for iOS and Android, and acquisitions of free mobile apps all come to mind. While Microsoft has been …

Software

Carrick on money: A stealthy rule for becoming wealthy

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>A stealthy rule for becoming wealthy</b><br>It's called the "ten times test" – before buying anything, make sure you have 10 times the amount you want to spend in savings.<p>…

With iCloud switch, Apple completes purge of Google Maps

Apple Maps has been out for over two years, but it’s just finally completing its original mission to completely replace Google Maps in all of Apple’s products.<p>Starting today, iCloud.com users will see an online version of Apple Maps when using Find My iPhone instead of Google Maps.<p>Apple started its …

Google Maps

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness

As we marvel at the gadgets that companies such as Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple have recently produced and brought to market–gadgets that can record our heart rate, calories expended, and steps taken—one can only think of how this technology could likely be used on a greater scale to help those …