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Philips intros a smart health product ecosystem

Philips is no stranger to health. In fact, Philips Healthcare (nee Philips Medical Systems) comprises a big chunk of the multinational corporation, providing some serious industrial equipment for hospitals, from CT scanners to defibrillators. It’s no surprise, then, that the company’s been angling …

Nokia will return to mobile with Android phones and tablets

The Nokia brand will return to the smartphone market. Just as Microsoft announced it's offloading Nokia's old feature phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary and a mysterious Finnish company called HMD Global Oy, Nokia has revealed that HMD is <i>also</i> acquiring the relevant rights to use the Nokia name …

Mononoki is a free easy-to-read font for programmers

If you’ve been looking for a way to make your favorite IDE or text editor easier to work with, you might want to start with the font you use for coding.<p>Mononoki is a beautiful new monospace font by designer Matthias Tellen. It’s available for free in four weights (regular, italic, bold and bold …

Typography

Microsoft’s Project Natick brings data centers underwater

Microsoft today unveiled Project Natick, a fascinating research initiative that could bring cloud computing infrastructure closer to big cities near large bodies of water — by putting data centers underwater.<p>Microsoft isn’t running any web services, like Office 365, through the data center …

Networking

Microsoft has a crazy project to build massive data centres under the sea

The project, code-named Natick, would submerge data centres underwater, using fibre optics to transfer to data back to land.<p>Because of the computers' processing power, data centres need a lot of cooling — which is why Facebook and Google build them in cold Nordic countries — and the depths of the …

Seafloor

Bethesda says it shipped $750M and 12M copies for Fallout 4’s launch

Bethesda Softworks said that it shipped 12 million copies, or $750 million worth of postapocalypse role-playing game Fallout 4 to retailers for its launch day. And it says that follow-up shipments have already begun, suggesting that the initial copies have sold out — making it one of the year’s …

Intel has a small army working on iPhone 7 LTE modem

Intel wants to win part of Apple chip business, and according to a new report, it’s dedicating a small army of engineers towards creating a new LTE modem that could be destined for the iPhone 7<p>Over 1,000 employees have been assigned to the project to build a 7360 LTE modem chip for the iPhone 7, …

IPhone 7

GoPro’s 16-Camera Rig Is Called Odyssey And Costs $15,000

Remember the massive GoPro camera array unveiled during Google I/O? Well, it’s now available. Kind of. Called Odyssey, professional content creators can apply to purchase the camera array with an estimated delivery of early November. The price tag? $15,000.<p>This is part of Google’s 3D, 360<b>°</b> virtual …

Microsoft quietly releases Skype Messaging beta for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft this weekend quietly released a new app called Skype Messaging for Windows 10 Mobile. We say “quietly” because the company didn’t make an announcement — it merely added a new listing on the Windows Store.<p>In July, Microsoft retired its modern Windows app, pushing Windows users to use the …

Windows 10

Canon has built a 250-megapixel camera sensor, don’t expect it in your next phone

Canon has developed an APS-H camera sensor that fits an astonishing 250 million pixels, setting a world record for the highest number of pixels for a CMOS sensor smaller than 35 mm.<p>The company says its new sensor is capable of distinguishing the lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a …

Cameras

Toshiba's featherlight tablet sets the stage for the iPad Pro

Just like five years ago, PC makers are revealing their latest creations ahead of an Apple event. This time it’s at IFA in Berlin, and not CES in Las Vegas, but the playbook feels the same. Microsoft, Intel, and the family of PC makers have attempted many 2-in-1 concepts in recent years, fueled …

Adidas-owned Runtastic has just launched what it believes is a more wearable wearable

Activity-tracking analog watches are having a Moment<p>Runtastic, maker of a health-and-fitness mobile app that was recently acquired by apparel giant Adidas, has just launched a new analog wristwatch that doubles as an activity tracker, called the Runtastic Moment.<p>Steps & Distance, Active …

Nokia agrees on China joint venture with Huaxin

<i>HELSINKI (Reuters)</i> – Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia <NOKIA.HE> on Friday said it has agreed to create a joint venture in China with state-owned Huaxin, following Nokia’s proposed takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.<p>Alcatel-Lucent and Huaxin currently share a similar joint venture.<p>According to a …

Alcatel-Lucent

Google's Chrome to start auto-pausing Flash ads today

Flash, it was nice knowing you.<p>The demise of the once ever-present multimedia platform draws nearer with Google's decision to automatically pause …

Leaked render shows off Microsoft’s flagship Lumia phones for Windows 10 Mobile launch

Amazon apparently dumped its smartphone business, but Microsoft isn’t giving up on Lumia. A photo published today by prolific (oft-reliable) leaker Evan Blass appears to reveal two pretty sleek flagship devices:<p>Windows Phone site WMPU also spotted a second leaked image from a German podcast. It …

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs, the first build since launch

Microsoft today launched a new Windows 10 preview for PCs, the first build the company has released to testers since the operating system launched on July 29. The build includes new feedback features specifically for Windows Insiders, additional color options, memory management improvements, and …

Pebble Time review: the simple but effective answer to Apple Watch

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Time is quite small and subtle for a smartwatch, with a stainless steel bezel and plastic body, here with an optional leather …

Smartwatches

GoPro turns focus to drones, virtual reality

GoPro plans to take extreme videos to new extremes with two new future products that will introduce the company into the drone and virtual reality markets.<p>The camera-maker for adventure enthusiasts plans to roll out a six-camera product later this year that is capable of capturing spherical …

Jolla Pushes BRICS Partnerships To Target Android In Emerging Markets

Finnish mobile upstart Jolla, whose linux-based Sailfish OS is marketed as a more flexible alternative to the dominant platforms of Android and iOS, is stepping up its push to win friends and influence mobile users in the BRICS cluster of emerging markets — ahead of the release of Sailfish 2.0 this …

Microsoft is adding a headset port to Xbox One controllers

Even though the Xbox One controller has earned many plaudits, one thing universally hated is the lack of a headphone port. So far the best solution has been to buy the $24.99 Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter, but even that's not without its problems. Although it won't be much consolation to gamers …

Headphones

The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn’t Suck

A new font, Bookerly, and a totally new layout engine have made reading a Kindle e-book more like print than ever.<p>Amazon’s Kindle e-reader is a lovely single-purpose gadget, with an industrial design ethos that, in its singular focus on the purity of e-reading, even Dieter Rams could love. The iOS …

New Windows 10 preview for PCs now available with Microsoft Edge improvements, changes to how default apps are handled

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs today. The build includes improvements to Start and Continuum, renames Project Spartan to Microsoft Edge, and changes how default apps are handled.<p>First up, File Explorer and Settings have been moved to the bottom left of Start next to Power and …

Google Plus’ Best Feature Is Coming Back From the Dead

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Microsoft working on a new Email/IM app for the iPhone, ‘Flow by Outlook’

Microsoft appears to be working on a new instant messaging app for the iPhone, acting as a kind of cross between email and instant messaging, known as Flow by Outlook. The download page, which describes the project as ‘Microsoft Confidential,’ was first spotted by @h0x0d (via <i>ZDNet</i>).<p>Use Flow with …

Google's Homemade Self-Driving Cars to Hit Roads This Summer

As its very own self-driving cars prepare to hit the pavement, Google shares more about its secrets.<p>Here’s something that irks Chris Urmson: Sometimes people will get in self-driving cars, the spectacularly complex piece of technology he runs at Google and to which he has devoted most of his …

White House locked down after drone flown over adjacent park

President Barack Obama was away from office at the time<p>The US Secret Service apprehended a man who was flying a small drone on Thursday afternoon in a park outside the White House, a violation of federal aviation rules.<p>Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the drone, about the size of an iPad, …

Smile! iPhone 6s camera is set for a major upgrade

The iPhone 6s is set to get a considerable camera boost, as per a Weibo posting from Kevin Wang, IHS Technology’s research director in China.<p>After years of using 8MP cameras in its iPhones, Wang claims the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are likely to boast 12MP cameras — theoretically greatly improving the …

Mobile Technology

Mobile networks plan to block online ads in Europe to target Google, says report

Mobile networks in Europe plan to start blocking online ads to target Google’s stranglehold on digital ad revenue, according to a report in the Financial Times.<p>The newspaper says that “several” carriers have installed ad-blocking software — developed by an Israeli company called Shine — in their …

Digital Advertising

With the launch of its Edge browser, Microsoft ends an antitrust era

This week, Microsoft's browser developers made a startling announcement. As Internet Explorer rides off into the sunset, the company declared that …

Microsoft's super-stable video recording arrives on PCs and phones

Microsoft's Hyperlapse is now more than just a clever idea in a research lab -- the folks in Redmond have released apps that help you record and produce super-stabilized videos on Android (in preview form), Windows and Windows Phone. Much like Instagram's software, the algorithmic tools whittle …