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Ashton Kutcher: Lenovo's new product engineer

Following an illustrious tradition of celebrity technology hires, which have included Lady GaGa and Alicia Keys, Ashton Kutcher is apparently now a product engineer for Lenovo, which times in well with the company's new tablet. Kutcher has shown a fair bit of interest in tech over the years, and …

Nao robot to become even more of a chatterbox with new software (video)

You may remember Nao, a charming humanoid robot, for its exploits on the soccer field, dance floor, or even for its love of amateur dramatics. While Nao has enjoyed chatting with us humans since its maker Aldebaran Robotics added Nuance's speech recognition wizardry in 2011, the pair have today …

ConnecTV for iOS now lets you share Vine-like clips of TV shows

If GetGlue doesn't satiate your social TV-watching appetite, ConnecTV thinks it's latest app will -- particularly if you like Vine. ConnecTV's just launched the third iteration of its iOS application, which brings a new focus on sharing clips of live television shows. With the help of your device's …

Oculus Rift for Android is official, sorry iPhone - Pocket-lint

If you thought Google Glass would make you look funny on a train, wait until Oculus Rift gets its mobile headset out there. The 3D virtual reality …

Driving with Google Glass could earn you a ticket

California is technology's spiritual home in the US, where Teslas roam free, and Google Glass is already a social norm. Well, unless you're a member of the San Diego law enforcement that is -- as one unlucky driver just found out. That commuter was Cecilia Abadie, and she's (rather fittingly) taken …

Shoto photo app launches on Android and iOS

Shoto app lets you automatically share smartphone photos with friends<p>A new app is launching in the UK today that uses a combination of location and phonebook details to automatically create albums of all the photos taken together by a group of friends at a given place and time.<p>Known as Shoto, the …

Twitter fills feed with images in visual makeover

Twitter timeline includes images and videos in its feed with more interactive buttons<p>Twitter has updated its timelines by including previews of photos and videos from Vine.<p>The move makes the Twitter timeline look more similar to a Facebook Newsfeed, as it moves away from text-based messages.<p>It has …

Samsung continues to usurp Android, adds 14 new Samsung Wallet partners

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Just a day after announcing five new developer SDKs, Samsung added more than a dozen new partners to its Samsung Wallet app. …

William C. Lowe, the man behind the IBM PC, dies aged 72

The man responsible for shepherding the original IBM PC to life in a single year, William C. Lowe, has died at 72. After he convinced then-CEO Frank Cary that such a machine couldn't be built quickly "within the culture of IBM," a team of 12 engineers called the "dirty dozen" was assembled under …

HP hopes to make internet more sustainable with three new Moonshot servers

You don't think about it while flipping through your Instagram feed, but your social escapades generate a lot of heat. "We now have to decide if we want to position data centers near the arctic circle to take advantage of cooling," joked HP's Martin Fink, CTO and Director of HP Labs during …

Comcast's Xfinity TV Go app to stream live TV from anywhere

Comcast subscribers who want to watch TV on mobile devices won't have to stay at home in the future. The cable provider has confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> that it will soon offer live TV viewing from anywhere through Xfinity TV Go, a rebranded and refreshed version of its Xfinity TV Player app. The software …

Amazon's Matchbook service now live, works with over 70,000 books for $3 or less

Amazon's Matchbook service, which offers e-book versions of hard copies of books like Amazon's Autorip offers digital versions of physical music, is now live. The service supports over 70,000 books at launch with digital equivalents costing $3 or less. The service recognizes purchases from as far …

Google to unveil Auto Awesome feature that creates stories from your videos

Putting aside the small matter of launching a new Nexus smartphone and Android OS, Google also plans to unveil new Google+ features and improvements. Sources aware of Google's plans tell us that today's media-focused event will include the introduction of Auto Awesome for videos, an expansion of …

Mozilla introduces service to provide geolocation lookups

Mozilla Location Service uses crowdsourcing to collect data about geolocation lookups and already provides coverage of select locations<p>Mozilla Firefox is attempting to provide geolocation lookups to list mobile phones, satellite and WiFi connections in different locations.<p>It will pick up new …

AIRO wristband tracks not just sleep, exercise and stress, but also what you eat

There are fitness wearables that track steps, gauge your quality of sleep and monitor your stress, but few combine all three. As for keeping track of what you eat, most people still resort to old-fashioned food diaries and calorie counters. The AIRO wristband, however, aims to measure all of the …

World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …

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Ouya's controller gets redesigned - but the packaging hasn't changed - Pocket-lint

Ouya has gone back to the drawing board in regards to its ill-received controller, though you won't be able to see the differences until after you've …

Pinterest pairs up with Getty Images, tells you who shot your pinned photos (among other things)

Pinterest may be all about pictures (and some ads), but a deal sealed today with Getty Images will provide users with some very important words as well: photo metadata. Why should you care? It means that you'll now get a whole host of info along with any Getty pictures you pin. So, you'll be able …

Teenagers' anti-sexting app launched

A charity has launched a mobile phone app to help teenagers refuse requests for explicit images of themselves.<p>The free app from Childline offers users a choice of what the charity says are "witty responses" to send instead.<p>"Sexting" - the sending of intimate images or videos by mobile phone or …

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YouTube to launch 'Spotify-like subscription music service'

YouTube is reportedly planning to launch a premium on-demand music service, aimed at mobile users.<p>Like Spotify, the service will give users the option of watching music videos for free with ads, or paying around $10 a month to remove ads.<p>Both the free and paid versions will allow unlimited access …

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In hit-driven mobile apps biz, kid-focused Fingerprint spreads risk with platform for developers, brands

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Fingerprint<p>Millions of parents and students may be familiar with the apps created by educational companies like Duck …

Candy Crush developer talks difference between freemium and free-to-play as Papa Pear Saga imminent - Pocket-lint

King, the developer and publisher of Candy Crush Saga, is about to release its latest games app for Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Already …

BBC's iPlayer apps hit 20 million downloads, still aren't coming to the US

The BBC reports its iPlayer apps for Android and iOS have crossed a new milestone, with 20 million downloads total since launching back in 2011. Of course, that number might be a little inflated by certain individuals downloading it multiple times (our UK staff alone probably accounts for several …

Inspired By Film, Dubble Is A Photo-Sharing App That Turns Your Shots Into Digital Double Exposures

Photo-sharing has a new contender for your eyeballs. Meet Dubble: an app for iOS 7 made by a U.K. startup that lets you spice up your selfies by randomly pairing them with a photo taken by someone else. The app digitally combines two separate shots into one by overlaying them over each other. The …

The Football App Scores $7M Led By Union Square Ventures As It Preps For World Cup 2014

There’s big money in football (or “soccer” as some TC readers like to say). And so it follows that there’s money to be made in corresponding apps that let fans engross themselves with the beautiful game.<p>To that end, Berlin-headquartered The Football App has raised a further round of funding: $7 …