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Egg-shaped 'ecocapsule' lets you live anywhere - CNN Style

Written by Kieron Monks, CNN<p>The sleek, egg-shaped capsule resembles a spaceship, complete with antennae and a layer of futuristic cells.<p>But the striking design from Slovakian group Nice Architects represents a creative effort to offer housing solutions for this planet. The 'Ecocapsule' is a mini …

Government requests to Google have more than doubled in the past four years

Google released its latest transparency report today, revealing tens of thousands of law enforcement requests from across the world. In the second half of 2013, the report lists more than 27,000 requests for user data from around the world, affecting more than 42,000 different accounts. It's a 120 …

This is the room where the iPhone was born

Ahead of the latest Apple-Samsung trial, Apple is sharing some of the details regarding the creation of the iPhone with the WSJ. As an aside, Apple also shared a shot of the secret windowless room where the original iPhone meetings took place. The nondescript room is where most of the design …

The One (M8) may resist some water, but don’t push your luck

Waterproofing is a growing trend in the world of Android flagships, with the Xperia Z2, Galaxy S5 – and, rumor has it, the upcoming LG G3 and Note 4 – offering a level of protection against liquids.<p>HTC has not jumped on the water resistance bandwagon, however. For the brand new HTC One (M8), sleek …

ZTE's giant Nubia X6 has 13MP cameras on the front and back

If you believe that China gets all the good phones, this won't change your mind. ZTE's premium Nubia brand has just launched the X6, a handset-cum-tablet with a 6.44-inch, 1080p screen. As with Oppo's Find 7, ZTE lavished it with top-notch specs, including a Snapdragon 801 chip, 3GB max RAM, up to …

WhatsApp in Asia? WeChat, Line Embrace Ads, Games And Gimmicks

<i>Disclosures: the author owns shares in Tencent and is an angel investor in AppAnnie.</i><p>Henry Kissinger is credited (though he now doubts he said it) with the quip: “If I want to call Europe, who do I call?”.<p>As mobile messaging increasingly displaces voice communications, delegates at a recent …

Intel buys wearable technology firm Basis Science

<b>US chipmaker Intel has stepped up its investment in wearable technology with the acquisition of Basis Science, a firm known for its health tracking services and devices.</b><p>The start-up from San Francisco will be merged with Intel's New Devices Group, which focuses on wearable computing and connected …

Instagram reaches 200 million users, more than 20 billion photos

Photo-sharing social network Instagram announced this week that it now has 200 million monthly active users.<p>The milestone is an indicator for healthy user growth on the service, which Facebook purchased for $1 billion nearly two years ago.<p>Instagram said it reached 100 million users in February …

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Who Really Won the $1 Billion YouTube–Viacom War?

In Internet time, seven years might as well be forever—many technology companies don’t even last that long. At least some lawsuits do, however.<p>Just last week, Viacom and YouTube announced they had settled a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit that was once expected to put to rest some of the …

Apple engineer shares details on the iPhone’s long birth

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>By now most people are familiar with the introduction of Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone, which debuted in a 2007 Steve Jobs …

Bitcoin Gets Another Boost As Circle Internet Raises $17 Million

After a stormy few weeks, the ship of bitcoin seems like it’s beginning to right itself.<p>Regulators are beginning to refine their thinking around the currency, and new startups based on the cryptocurrency keep raising money. The latest of these is Circle Internet Financial, which has raised $17 …

Bitcoin company Circle raises $17 million, launches consumer product

Jawbone's Up24 fitness tracker lands in the UK, Europe and Asia

If you've been eagerly waiting for Jawbone to bring its first wireless fitness tracker to your locale, today could be your lucky day. After a period of exclusivity in the US, the accessory maker has expanded sales of its Up24 wristband to 29 new markets (including the UK, China and Japan) letting …

Android 4.4.2 update rolling out for AT&T One Mini

Right now HTC is in the spotlight thanks to yesterday’s announcement of the all-new HTC One (M8), which brings improved specs, enhanced software and refined design over its predecessor. Of course, just because the M8 has arrived, doesn’t mean that the HTC One (M7) and its Mini and Max brethren …

Report: Apple may build an iTunes Android app, launch Spotify rival

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>Apple (S AAPL) executives are looking for ways to deal with declining digital music sales, and options discussed with record …

Successful Brands Don't Care About Sales on Twitter

Social-savvy brands have been using Twitter to engage with fans and followers for years, but since we know most of them aren't advertising, what are …

Getting Back In The Game: Where Should A Would-Be Gamer Play?

<i>This is the first installment of our</i> Getting Back In The Game <i>series, where we're showing you how you can get into the wide world of video games — whether you're new to gaming or a former player who hasn't picked up a controller in a while.</i><p>So you want to play video games. People from all walks of …