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Softcard's Shutting Down, Will Be Replaced by Google Wallet

Google announced at the end of last month that it had acquired the technology behind mobile payments app, Softcard. Now that company, which is owned by Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile, is shutting down.<p>Softcard has announced on its website that its app will stop working on March 31 and will be …

Mobile

Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees

Zuckerberg has revealed his one rule for hiring at the Mobile World Congress tech conference held in Barcelona, the Telegraph reports. Here's what he looks for in an employee:<p><b>"I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person... It's a pretty good test and I think</b> …

Mark Zuckerberg

Apple officially wants to be recognized as a car maker

Whether Apple is actually building a car, or it’s just a controlled leak to show that the company has more planned after the Apple Watch, isn’t known yet. What is sure, though, is that Apple is now legally covered if it wants to slap its name and logo onto an automobile.<p>Using its regular law firm …

Automotive Industry

Google confirms plans to launch its own mobile service in the 'coming months'

'I think we're at the stage where we need to think of hardware, software, and connectivity together.'<p>Google's Sundar Pichai has essentially confirmed reports that the company will become a wireless provider of sorts in "the coming months." During his appearance at Mobile World Congress today, …

Huawei Watch

The Stratos Card Aims To Unify Credit Cards, And Can Be In Your Pocket Next Month

Yep, here’s another card that promises to consolidate all your credit cards into one. But unlike the others, the Stratos Card appears to be worth a longer look.<p>Stratos, the company behind the card, has a novel approach and has seemingly worked through all the niggles so far associated with …

Stratos' Bluetooth connected payment card works everywhere, available this April

Everyone wants a piece of the payments space and if the excitement for Coin proved anything, people want a single card that replaces all the separate ones they’ve already carrying around.<p>Stratos, launching today, is a new payments card that exists to replace every single plastic card in your …

FinTech

A controversial low-cost eBike has now raised over $3.8 million on Indiegogo

Sondors Electric bike has raised $3.8 million so far.<p>This is despite the controversy surrounding the bike where critics have claimed that it can't be sold for the original low advertised price.<p>The campaign originally made it sound like the bike would sell for under $600. But Sondors clarified that …

Crowd Funding

How Citymaps Could Make Yelp Obsolete

The newly global mapping app shows destinations in their full urban context.<p>In the land of listings apps, the end of Yelp's reign could not come sooner.<p>Yelp's geolocated catalog of nearby restaurants and destinations is useful, but only if you trust the opinions of the self-selecting group that …

Xiaomi's new $64 action camera poses tough competition to GoPro | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Smartphone maker Xiaomi has reportedly released a new action camera to compete with GoPro Hero, a report said.<p>The Yi Action Camera won't be available …

Google teams up with MyGov to build PMO mobile app

This New Fuel Cell Fits In Your Pocket, For Carbon-Neutral Charging Off The Grid

Next time your smartphone drains too quickly, recharge it with this fuel cell that only weighs as much as a cup of sugar.<p>In theory, our electronic gadgets keep getting more portable. In reality, most of us are still tethered to the nearest wall outlet–and to whatever conventional energy sources, …

Fuel Cell

Uber Is Buying Map Tech Startup deCarta In An Undisclosed Deal

Uber is on course to make its first public acquisition with San Jose-based mapping tech startup deCarta in its headlights.<p>DeCarta provides a range of location and map services, including in-map search, location APIs, turn-by-turn navigation and more. A deal to buy the startup was first reported by …

Microsoft bought 'Minecraft' after a single tweet by its creator

We're only halfway through the decade, but it's already obvious that <i>Minecraft</i> is the biggest game of the '10s. Its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson has now been honored for his achievement with a cover story in <i>Forbes</i>. The piece reveals a few interesting tidbits about how he came to leave the game …

The Ubuntu phones are an audacious attempt to take on Android

Actual devices from Canonical finally take the stage at MWC 2015<p>The mobile journey of Linux-based OS Ubuntu has felt like an eternity. Canonical, the company that leads development on the platform, first announced the smartphone OS back in 2013; after an unsuccessful dalliance with crowdfunding, …

Nokia 1100 With Android 5.0 Lollipop, Quad-Core Processor Spotted

One of Nokia's most popular feature phones, the Nokia 1100, is once again in the news. A handset with that model number was spotted running Google's …

BitTorrent Sync 2.0 Launched for Desktop and Mobile Platforms

BitTorrent on Tuesday announced version 2.0 of its Sync platform alongside a premium subscription.<p>Sync is a P2P file sharing service that lets users …

Instagram's carousel ads let brands post multiple photos at once

If you're looking to post multiple photos to Instagram at once, you have to employ another app to create a grid of snapshots. Well, that's about to change... for brands. The filter-driven app announced today that "carousel ads" will soon appear in your feed, allowing companies to post multiple …

Govt launches public contest on suggestions for PMO mobile app

The government today launched a contest for taking suggestions from the public to develop a mobile application for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). …

Apple, Android browsers vulnerable to ‘FREAK attack’

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security …

Information Security

Google Contacts gets makeover

Google Contacts, which occupies the core of the company's other services like, Gmail, Google+, Hangouts and others, is reportedly getting a …

Nvidia launches Shield, an Android TV console for $199; to be released in May

At the on going <b>Game Developers Conference (GDC)</b> in San Francisco, Nvidia announced <b>Shield</b>, a gaming-focused Android TV console or set top box. This …

Twitter In Talks With Live Streaming App Periscope

If you looked at this week’s sudden Meerkat phenomenon and thought “hey, Twitter should buy this,” then you’re on the right track. According to sources we’ve spoken with, Twitter has been in talks to purchase live streaming app Periscope, which many private beta users have compared to</b> …

Xbox caters to Twitch and YouTube streamers with upcoming Windows 10 app

Microsoft has big plans to bring gaming on Windows 10 and Xbox One closer together. One key to that strategy is the Xbox app the company announced back in January, which lets you access Xbox Live features from your PC. And after checking out a demo of the app at GDC in San Francisco, one thing is …

Big Eyes review – Tim Burton’s most grown-up movie in years

Tim Burton’s retelling of the story of the painter Margaret Keane is an insightful study of character and the nature of art<p>Tim Burton once told me that the inspiration for the skull-headed Jack Skellington figure from <i>The Nightmare Before Christmas</i> probably lay in his adverse reaction to spending …

Marriage Is Hard, Physics Is Easy

The Imitation Game review – Cumberbatch cracks the biopic code

Benedict Cumberbatch is utterly convincing as Alan Turing, the mathematician who did more than anyone to defeat Hitler but who was destroyed by homophobia<p>• Is The Imitation Game the queerest thing to hit multiplexes for years? • Codebreaker Alan Turing takes centre stage in new film The Imitation …

Foxcatcher, review: 'dark and delirious'

When Channing Tatum and <b>Mark Ruffalo</b> first share the screen in<b>Foxcatcher</b>, they’re like a pair of oversized puppies, bounding and nuzzling, paws raised up to snouts, each man sussing out the other through scent and instinct. They play Dave and <b>Mark Schultz</b>, two brothers and Olympic gold-medallist …

Birdman review – Michael Keaton goes a long way to restoring his reputation

The former Batman actor is ideally cast as a faded star once famed for his superhero roles<p>Sometimes a film’s success very much depends on having the right actor in the lead, especially if the film is essentially about that actor. You can’t imagine <i>Being John Malkovich</i> working if Spike Jonze hadn’t …

Review: J.Lo unwisely dallies with 'The Boy Next Door'

No good sex goes unpunished in "The Boy Next Door," breathless, uninspired January junk that feels like the iffiest bits of a Lifetime movie and late-night cable schlock slapped together. (And not erotically.)<p>In what qualifies as a stretch, the definitely-knows-she's-sexy<p>Jennifer Lopezplays a …

Jennifer Lopez