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Mini-review: Lensbaby LM-10, a fun if pricey accessory for iPhonography fans

It took a while for Lensbaby’s Kickstarter-funded selective focus lens for the iPhone to make it into production, but the LM-10 is now here and I took it out for a play.<p>For those not familiar with Lensbaby, the company makes lenses for DSLRs with a bellows lens that provides a small in-focus area, …

Smartphones are about to get awesome again

This fall is going to be a little bit bonkers<p>Never in the history of their rancorous competition for users’ hearts and minds have the roadmaps of iOS and Android aligned as perfectly as they have now. iOS 8 might be the biggest revision to the way the iPhone operates since the introduction of …

4 'iWatch' alternatives Apple could unveil on Sept. 9

If the rumors are true, Apple may unveil a wearable device along with its new iPhone at an event on Sept. 9.<p>But will that wearable be the long-rumored "iWatch," a wrist-based smartwatch built off Apple's iOS mobile operating system that aims to take on challengers from Google, LG, Motorola and …

Wearable Tech

See Every Single Device Connected to the Internet

A map of every device connected to the Internet shows the wealthiest parts of the world flush with connections, while poor and sparsely populated …

Internet of Things

The Man Who Created Google Maps And Facebook’s ‘Like’ Button Is Building A Google Docs and Microsoft Word Killer

Quip CEO Bret Taylor.David Paul Morris/Bloomberg<p>Building new things comes naturally to Bret Taylor, CEO and cofounder of Quip, the mobile-friendly collaborative word processor.<p>Taylor was responsible for the creation of Google Maps in his first job at Google. He also built the ‘Like’ button at …

Software

Which cheap tablets are worth buying?

A few years ago, tablets were poised to replace laptops as the computing device of choice. That never happened, as we've largely stuck with laptops and phones as our daily drivers, with tablets relegated to a secondary role. If you don't use a tablet that much, it certainly seems wise to avoid …

Samsung’s Gear S is the first third-party smartwatch to get Nike+

The Samsung Gear S was only announced earlier this week and it’s already compiling a nice library of apps. Samsung announced on Friday that a Nike+ …

How To Go Viral On Instagram

An Instagram impresario explains: It's all about the comments.<p>Within 60 seconds of posting a new picture on Instagram, Elliot Tebele can tell if the photo will go viral. If it gets 500 likes in that first minute, that's a good indication.<p>Tebele's Instagram account, @FuckJerry, has over 650,000 …

Silver Allows Developers to Use Swift to Create Android and Windows Phone Apps

- Aug 29, 2014<p>Software development tools maker RemObjects has come up with a tool to allow developers to use Apple’s new Swift coding language to …

3D-printed mesh gives man with half a skull hope for recovery

People have been patching up their bodies with foreign parts for ages now, but 3D printing has only made that process easier, faster and more emblematic of hope. Case in point: a Chinese farmer named Hu fell three stories in a construction accident, and he has a shot at a normal life again thanks …

iPhone 6 Built From Parts Apparently Shown Booting to 'Connect to iTunes' Screen

Following its leak of photos showing the iPhone 6 logic board that have revealed the device's NFC chip and 16 GB of storage, luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk [Instagram page] has now shared some photos and a video showing the device in operation and booting to a black screen requesting the …

Ikea's catalog now uses 75 percent computer generated imagery

Browsing through an Ikea catalog is basically a modern adult's version of playing make-believe, letting you imagine just how gorgeous your apartment will never be. And it turns out, an Ikea catalog is even further from reality than you may have already thought: 75 percent of its product images are …

Hoping to strengthen sales, Sony is reportedly bringing the Xperia to Sprint

Sony has always had a tough time selling phones in the U.S., mainly because the company hasn’t cultivated strong carrier relationships. Out of the …

Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword

Facebook is testing an expansion of its search product, introduced last year as “Graph Search,” on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change, which is currently only visible to a smaller subset of Facebook users, allows users to retrieve friends’ old posts via keyword, as …

Digital by default: why digital government can't wait

The government's digital transformation is galloping ahead, but 'digital tsar' Mike Bracken tells Sophie Curtis that no one will be left behind<p>From viewing a driving record and updating your PAYE status to claiming carer’s allowance and managing your tax affairs, the way we consume government …

Google Launches Photo Sphere Camera App for iPhone

Google’s existing camera app already brought photo spheres to Android users, and now the internet giant has introduced a dedicated Photo Sphere Camera app to the iOS realm too.<p>With the app, users can create 360º images and share them with anyone, while also letting them publish to Google Maps. …