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Powerbeats2 are Beats by Dre's first wireless earbuds

There may have been some big changes at Beats recently, but it's still all about the headphones. The newest addition to the (ever growing) family is the Powerbeats². As the name suggests, they are a revision of the original sport-friendly buds from Beats, but this time they're wireless -- Beats' …

PulseOn

The last 12 months may be remembered for many things, but in the tech realm, the surge of wrist-mounted activity-trackers will surely be one of them. Some might say there’s been too much choice.<p>The latest entrant to the busy space is PulseOn, a Finnish company spun out of Nokia back in 2012. …

Meet the Cute, Wellies-Wearing, Wikipedia-Reading Robot That's Going to Hitchhike Across Canada

"The physical form looks like somebody has cobbled together odds and ends to make the robot, such as pool noodles, bucket, cake saver, garden gloves, Wellies, etc."<p>When I first heard about hitchBOT, I figured it was a joke, or perhaps a thought experiment by Frauke Zeller, a roboticist at Ryerson …

Is Hewlett-Packard trying to reinvent Android too?

Hewlett-Packard is redesigning the computer from the ground up. That includes an overhaul of operating system techology, which it believes has been "stagnant" for decades. Android is a major focus.<p>Hewlett-Packard revealed Wednesday that it is working on a rethink of Android as part of its efforts …

Fitbit is coming to Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft gets some wearable support<p>Fitbit has confirmed it’s developing an app for Windows Phone 8.1. In a brief posting to the company’s community forums, a Fitbit spokesperson revealed the news by simply confirming "Fitbit is developing an application for Windows Phone 8.1." The popular range of …

Google Glass gets first 'wearable health record'

As demand for Google Glass in hospitals is grows, one start-up claims to have developed the first 'wearable health record'<p>Google's futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States.<p>To meet the growing demand for Google Glass from physicians, …

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AT&T, Verizon, and Apple back Microsoft in protest over warrant for emails held overseas

AT&T, Apple, Cisco, and Verizon are all backing Microsoft in a challenge against federal prosecutors who want access to a customer’s email data stored in Ireland. Microsoft has objected to a warrant issued by a US judge, arguing that it may authorize the US government to search Microsoft premises …

Cleantech in the developing world: from solar power to refrigeration

After driving taxis in New York City for 10 years, 58-year-old Julio Francois returned to his hometown of Les Anglais, Haiti to open a mill. He processes corn, rice, sorghum and some coffee for the small and isolated agricultural town on the country’s southwest coast, thanks to a diesel-generated …

This Smart Cup Can Identify Any Beverage You Pour Into It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Vessyl is the smartest cup you didn't know you needed. There's nothing tech people love as much as …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Accessories Revealed

Samsung has announced a new range of accessories for its latest Android tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, which comes in two display sizes, one with …

Microsoft scrambles for IPv4 addresses for US users

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Hans-Joachim Roy/Shutterstock<p>Remember that looming IPv4 address exhaustion issue? Well, Microsoft Azure has already …

Review: Samsung’s U28D590D 28-inch 4k monitor finally brings quality 4k at an affordable price

Ever since the Mac Pro was released in December, we’ve faced an onslaught of 4k displays. We reviewed Seiki’s budget offering last year, and while we liked it overall, it did have more than its fair share of set backs. For instance, you could only use the full 4k resolution at 30Hz, which meant …

Discounted Beats Music gift cards yield 25% off subscription fees, 1 year for $75 or less

<i>From 9to5Toys.com</i><p>If Apple’s Beats acquisition prompted you to fire up a free trial of the music service then its probably just about to run out. Luckily, Target is running a promotion on Beats Music gift cards, which you can leverage to sign up for the service at a discounted rate.<p>For a limited …

Inside the mind of an iWatch product manager

Apple announced a torrent of new software features at last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, strongly hinting at the upcoming launch of an Apple “iWatch” with frameworks for health tracking and home automation.<p>But as the buzz and speculation around what this iWatch will deliver continue to …

Smaller Samsung smartwatch tested by FCC, possibly for Android Wear

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>We’re just two weeks away from this year’s Google(s goog) I/O developer event where the first Android Wear smartwatches are …

Beats goes after runners, gym goers with new Bluetooth ear buds

Headphone maker Beats Electronics is launching a $200 pair of wireless ear buds that the company says would survive six days of sweaty, hour-long workouts without needing a recharge.<p>Athletes are already among the most prominent users of the earmuff-like, single-side-cord Beats headphones. It’s hard …

Windows Phone 8.1 getting into shape with Fitbit support

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>You generally need an iPhone(s aapl) or Android(s goog) handset if you want a smartwatch or health tracker, because most of …

Facebook Messenger now lets you send 15-second videos to your friends

You can now share your crazy World Cup goal celebrations with your friends via Facebook Messenger for iPhone. A new update rolling out today introduces the ability to record and send 15-second video clips without ever having to leave the app.<p>Today’s Facebook Messenger update comes less than two …

Hope you like tobacky! Microsoft grows its data center site in Virginia

Microsoft’s got a cloud business to expand.<p>The tech giant has decided to grow its data center footprint in Mecklenburg County, Va., shelling out more than $346 million in the process, according to a statement yesterday from the office of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.<p>Fun Virginia fact: Mecklenburg …

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

Parrot MiniDrones get US pricing, August release date

Cramming a lot of fun into small packages, the Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo MiniDrones will be landing in the US in time for the holidays.<p>In case you missed it back at CES 2014, Parrot unveiled a new MiniDrone line to go along with its larger AR.Drone models such as the upcoming BeBop .<p>The …

AT&T’s hard sell on DirecTV: A new type of broadband network

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>If you want to sell a telecom merger to the American public, the hip to do is promise more …

New Samsung Tablets Use Size and Screens to Take On iPads

Samsung has trotted out another round of tablets: The 8.4- and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S line looks to take on the 7.9- and 9.7-inch iPads by offering …

Google set to launch a health-tracking platform called Google Fit

Not to be left behind by Apple, Google could soon launch its own health-tracking platform for mobile devices. <i>Forbes</i> reports that the search giant is working on a new service, tentatively called Google Fit, which will pull in data from third-party fitness wearables and health apps and combine them …

Zynga loses Nasdaq compliance after two directors step down | Reuters

(Reuters) - Zynga Inc said it was not in compliance with Nasdaq listing rules after two independent directors stepped down from the social gaming company’s board on June 11.<p>The Zynga logo is pictured at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Robert …

Netflix is shutting down its API, but helpers like InstantWatcher aren't going away

Over a year ago, Netflix announced it was no longer issuing keys to its public API platform, cutting off any potential new developers from joining. That's the service that allowed third-party developers to build apps that gave you different ways to browse and access its library of movies. Today, …

Google's Street Art project turns its focus to sidewalk drawings and graffiti tags

Google started bringing pieces of museum art online in 2011, and now it’s moved on to street art.<p>Google Cultural Institute’s latest venture, The Street Art Project, launched earlier this week. It’s like a digital museum of more than 5,000 works of art painted on walls, sidewalks, buildings, and …

The Week In Numbers: Drugs In Your Water, A Spaceship For The Sea, And More

<b>2016</b>: year by which a French team hopes to finish an ambitious ocean-going laboratory that would rival the <i>Starship Enterprise</i> in scope<p><b>4 hours</b>: battery life of a jetpack for divers<p><b>31 days</b>: time Fabien Cousteau will spend living in the undersea research habitat Aquarius<p><b>100 percent</b>: portion of …

A BMW Can Now Control A GoPro Camera Because Why Not

As a result of a new partnership between GoPro and BMW, it’s never been easier to record your hoonage antics. Select late-model BMW cars will soon be able to control GoPro cameras directly from the dash. Just click record on the dash of the car and the connected GoPro cameras click to life.<p>Starting …

Glympse grabs $12M to take real-time location sharing tech to the next level

Location sharing startup Glympse raised a fresh $12 million round of funding, the company announced today.<p>Glympse produces real-time location tracking/sharing technology that’s been integrated into cars, commercial airplanes, messaging applications, wearable gadgets, and more. For example, …