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NYC Launches Free Gigabit Speed Wi-Fi Network

To the five boroughs: you’re getting free, superfast Wi-fi.<p>That’s right, New York City’s public spaces are going wireless thanks to a public-private consortium that’s bringing gigabit wi-fi connectivity through something called the LinkNYC network. The city estimates that the new Wi-fi capability, …

iOS App Install Tracking Comes To Google Analytics

Google Analytics is getting a powerful new feature, the company announced today: the ability to track iOS app installs. The new reporting function, which allows customers to better measure marketing campaigns related to acquiring mobile app users, now works with those who advertise via Google …

Web Sensor API: raw and uncut

Sensors found in smartphones define the mobile experience. GPS and the magnetometer enable the fluid experience of maps; motion sensing enables …

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Quixey’s Deep Mobile Search Will Change The Way You Use Your Phone

By John Paul Titlow6 minute Read<p>Search is broken. That’s because just when we figured out how to crawl and organize the infinite pages of the World …

Spark IO's Photon Board Brings WiFi to IoT Devices

Startup Spark IO is expanding its portfolio of small, affordable solutions designed to help people more easily get onto the Internet of things with …

CubeSensors Will Now Monitor Your Sleeping Environment

CubeSensors is a startup that makes small, pretty stylish, connected devices that monitor rooms, feeding back information about air quality, temperature, and other things. It was a star performer at our TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield during CES 2014.<p>It’s now produced an update to its Cubes which …

The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

Gartner is predicting a 30 per cent jump in the number of connected objects in use in the wild from this year to next as sensing connected devices proliferate in an Internet of Things (IoT). In a forecast put out today, the analyst predicts there will be 4.9 billion connected things in use in 2015, …

Withings Activité Pre-Order Puts A New Price On The Undercover Activity Tracker: $450

French health and fitness device-maker Withings has kicked off pre-orders for its Activité watch/activity tracker, with a special pre-order page it publicized today to customers who registered interest in availability. The website is available to all, however, so head on over if you have an inkling …

Why phablets will eventually replace tablets and regular smartphones (in 3 charts)

Drop yourself in any world capital and it’s likely the majority of people there are glued to their smartphone. Smartphone penetration, powered by our insatiable appetite for apps — 48,000 apps are downloaded every minute — is predicted to hit 70% worldwide by 2017.<p>Tablets, on the other hand, have a …

Mozilla attacks 'lack of transparency' for iPhone and Android smartphones

‘A choice between one phone where you can’t tell what goes on inside it and another phone where you can’t tell what goes on inside it’<p>Mozilla is celebrating the Firefox browser’s 10th birthday, but it’s going on the offensive in the mobile market rather than resting on its laurels.<p>Chief technology …

Wearable fight! Apple Store flushes Fitbit after it declines to support HealthKit

Nobody puts Apple’s HealthKit in a corner.<p>Just a few weeks after Fitbit said it wouldn’t support Apple’s new HealthKit platform, Fitbit devices have vanished from Apple’s online stores. The disappearance, spotted by Slash Gear, comes just a few weeks after rumors began to circulate that Apple would …

Apple releases web tool to deregister phone numbers from iMessage

Apple has quietly released a new tool to make switching between iOS and other smartphones a bit easier. The new web tool lets you instantly deregister your phone number from Apple's iMessage system. The site, first spotted by a poster on Reddit, should solve the problem of disappearing text …