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Apple, If Samsung And Sony Can Make A Waterproof Phone, So Can You

Just this week Samsung revealed the Galaxy S5. It’s water-resistant. Sony also announced the Xperia Z2, the waterproof successor to the also waterproof Z1. So where’s my waterproof iPhone? The technology and demand are here. Water-resistant or waterproof, Samsung and Sony’s latest flagships are …

New 'Exosuit' To Take Ocean Divers To Stupendous Depths (PHOTO, VIDEO, INFOGRAPHIC)

Talk about taking the plunge. A new submersible body suit will take ocean divers to a depth of 1,000 feet and let them spend hours there observing and collecting marine species that are hard to get at with conventional diving gear or submersibles.<p>If all goes according to plan, the metal Exosuit …

Code.org Lets You Program Your Own Game Of Flappy Bird

Code.org is putting the incredible popularity of Flappy Bird to good use. It just released a new initiative to help young people (or whoever, really) learn how to code by building their own customized version of the absurdly simple yet highly addicting game.<p>You don’t have to know anything about …

Game Development

Apple Called ‘Very Cold’ After Refusing To Unlock Dead Woman’s iPad

Any technology maker — let alone one the size of Apple — is going to have various moral predicaments to deal with.<p>Recently Apple was accused of showing an “utter lack of understanding and discretion” after refusing to unlock a dead woman’s iPad for her two grieving sons.<p>When Andrea Grant, a …

Apple Reportedly 'Scrambling' to Make Required Changes to In-App Purchase Policies

Apple may be rushing to make changes to its App Store in order to comply with an earlier FTC agreement that requires it to modify its in-app billing system, reports <i>ZDNet</i>. Apple has until March 31 to make the changes required by the FTC and may be trying to roll them out in the company's forthcoming …

SXSW Tech Preview: Snooping, Wearables And More 3-D Printing

South by Southwest Interactive is the technology-driven part of the annual Austin-based festival for digital, film and music and it starts on Friday. An expected 30,000 people will take part in the interactive and film week that precedes music, and they love it for the spontaneity and the chaos. …

Two college students invented an adapter that allows 3D printers to print in full color for less than $100

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Credit: Spectrom<p>3D printing is generally a monochrome affair. Full-color printers are expensive, so the more casual user is …

Apple eyes fingerprint sensors to connect various devices

In a patent application, the iPhone maker explains a system for wireless pairing and device communication using biometrics like fingerprint scanners, retina scans, and voice signatures.<p>Apple debuted its fingerprint sensor with the release of its iPhone 5S in September. Currently, the smartphone is …

Information Systems

Vine will no longer allow pornographic, sexually explicit content

Vine announced that it has changed its rules and terms of service to no longer allow users to post sexually explicit videos.<p>The video-sharing social network said users who are found to post pornographic videos will be subject to having their accounts suspended.<p>"We don’t have a problem with explicit …

Amazon Launches iOS App for Sellers

Amazon just launched Amazon Seller, its first app for merchants.<p>The app, unveiled Wednesday, gives vendors a series of tools to manage their accounts …

Madness: Flappy Bird Clones Still Going Strong -- Hitting the App Store Every 24 Minutes

It’s almost as if the idea of spending $99 and three hours to make a game that can pull in $50,000 per day has made app developers everywhere trip …

App Store

Rollable displays and smart plasters inch closer as researchers claim transistor breakthrough

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Wikipedia user: MOldar<p>Philips and researchers from the University in Surrey have made what they claim is a serious …

Beats Music opens up, making its API public

It gives outside developers access to programming that will let other applications integrate the new subscription-only music service, hoping to get Beats Music in your car, your home, everywhere.<p>Streaming-music service Beats Music is opening up some of its programming to outsiders, with the goal of …

Software Development

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Study Shows Why It’s Worth Your Employer’s Money To Buy Everyone Walking Desks

Desk jobs are slowly killing us. Perhaps even worse than dying early, our office-potato lives are making us more susceptible to joint pain, fatigue, and illness. To fight off these modern diseases, I use a treadmill desk, which keeps me in motion all day long. Unfortunately, treadmill desks are …

HP Releases Another Cheap Android Tablet

HP has quietly announced a new tablet. Meet the HP 8. It’s a rather mundane tablet with a ho-hum screen and above par specs. It’s nothing special. But it’s cheap and cheap sells.<p>The HP 8 employs a 7.85-inch screen with a 1,024 x 768 resolution, which as Engadget points out, is a few pixels less …

Facebook Announces First Data Center with Rapid Deployment Design

Facebook today announced plans to build the first data center using its new “rapid deployment data center” (RDDC) design, its most efficient method to build a data center yet. It will be located in a second building at the company’s existing campus in Luleå, Sweden, the location of the social …

Go ahead, fire up your commercial drones (for now)

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Nicolas Halftermeyer<p>When Amazon(s amzn) CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrated the company’s proposed delivery drones to a …

Steve Jobs Spotted In China’s Ghost City

Remember the recent bizarre Steve Jobs statue, depicting what looked to be the decapitated head of Apple’s late CEO?<p>Well, a new Steve Jobs sculpture may have it beaten in the weirdness stakes.<p>Urban explorer Darmon Richter found the above hexagonal blue sculpture — depicting Jobs’ profile against …

Beats Music Makes its API Public for External Developers

Beats Music wants to take on Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and the dozens of other music streaming services that are constantly vying for new listeners. To succeed though, it needs to be available everywhere – and that’s why its API is now available to developers.<p>As CNET reports, previously the API was …

iBetterCharge puts iPhone & iPad battery notifications on your Mac

A nice, new utility called iBetterCharge brings those 20% and 10% battery warnings from your iPhone or iPad onto your Mac. Rather than picking up your phone before heading out the door only to realize your battery is almost dead, the app will remind you to plug in with warnings that pop up as …

Inspired By Google’s Project Ara, A U.K. Team Is Now Working On A Modular Smartwatch

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone — itself inspired by Phonebloks — is still very much in development, with a workable modular handset not likely to appear until next year at the earliest (although Google has announced a developer conference for the concept this April).<p>But the concept of an …

iPhones Less Likely To Be Damaged, More Likely To Be Stolen Than Other Smartphones

According to a new report, iPhone users are 46% less likely than other smartphone owners to need a replacement device due to accidental damage — but 65% more likely to have their device stolen or lost.<p>The insight comes from third-party insurance company ProtectCell, who based their findings on 2 …

Instagram reportedly signs $100M ad deal with big agency Omnicom

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Instagram (s FB) only started showing ads in users’ streams last fall, but now it’s ramping up the program quite a bit: The …

With a huge $157M round, Wayfair wants to be the Amazon for home goods

There it goes: Online home-goods retailer Wayfair just announced that it has managed to raise $157 million, even more than we thought it was raising when we reported on the company’s capital raise in January.<p>The fresh money could help the company become a more obvious place for you to go when you …

What Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple employees have in common

Recently, Google has emphasized that when hiring, it’s putting less weight on where a graduate went to school. But for those who want to end up in Silicon Valley, going to school in California might be a boost.<p>Using LinkedIn data, we took a look at the top 20 feeder schools where current employees …

Silicon Valley

New Concepts Imagine the iWatch as a Lifestyle Device, Traditional Timepiece

While earlier iWatch concepts were inspired by the wearable's health-tracking features, a new set of renderings from Argentine design student Tomas Moyano imagines the iWatch as a device that'll produce "a further and deeper interaction between human beings and technology."<p>Moyano pictures a …

Pebble Launches Android Appstore

A little over a month since it debuted on iOS, Pebble is launching its long-anticipated appstore on Android. As promised, it offers a wealth of Pebble-supported apps and watchfaces with a polished interface that should be simpler and quicker to navigate.<p>It includes the watchapp directory, which …