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8 of the best video game soundtracks to enjoy on Spotify

Yesterday we told you that Spotify launched a brand new channel dedicated to video game music, which is pretty exciting if you are a gamer. In fact, …

Soundtracks

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

It’s time for this week’s roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games released on Apple’s App Store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free + IAP). No, it’s not changing to “get” just …

Cocoon Is A Smart Home Security Device That Uses Infrasonic Sound To Detect An Intruder

There’s currently no shortage of ‘smart’ security devices for your home, due to the ascendancy of the smart home market as a whole, coupled with a hardware renaissance driven by the rise of crowdfunding. These consumer home security devices usually consist simply of an Internet-connected camera of …

A New Gossip App Called 'Streetchat' Has Teens Throwing Up Their Hands: 'What The Heck Is Wrong With Us?'

The app lets students at high schools and colleges anonymously post photos and captions about anyone they want — from anywhere they want.<p>The app's terms and conditions say the users can't post illegal content, but it also says the app doesn't monitor content.<p>This is similar to YikYak, an anonymous …

Apple iPad event 'to be held on October 16'

Apple's iPad event is now rumoured to be held on October 16 and not 21, as previously reported<p>Apple is said to be hosting its iPad event on October 16 and <b>not the 21</b> as was previously believed, according to a new report.<p>Re/code has reported the event will also feature some new Mac models, alongside …

Bending an iPhone 6 Plus Is Pretty Darn Hard, Consumer Reports Says

The phone performed well under testing even harsher than Apple's own.<p>Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t bend as readily as a brief surge of Internet hype earlier in the week would have had you believe.<p>Consumer Reports, the gold standard when it comes to testing consumer products for failures in the …

Apple Might Replace Your Bent iPhone At The Genius Bar

If you're one of the (likely very) few people who has bent their brand new iPhone, you could be in luck: Apple might replace it at the Genius Bar.<p>The Next Web contacted an Apple support representative online and asked if a bent phone falls under Apple's warranty. The employee said that if the …

Digital Telepathy Is The Future Of The Human Species

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dan Kaplan helps startups tell their stories. He’s done marketing for Twilio, Asana, and Salesforce and blogs about marketing, growth, and storytelling at Threadling.</i><p>The story of life on Earth thus far has had an unmistakable direction, and it has moved toward greater complexity. <b></b>Sure, …

iPhone 6 Plus has best LCD display you can hold in your palm

The display rating experts at DisplayMate got intimately acquainted with Apple’s bigger than big display over the weekend, and after thorough testing, the LCD experts pronounced Apple’s 5.5-inch display the best performing LCD display they’ve ever tested on a smartphone.<p>The iPhone 6 did pretty well …

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Nokia saw the future, but couldn't build it

Everything that Apple and Google are today, Nokia wanted to become<p>There was once a time when my search for a new phone would start (and likely finish) with a visit to Nokia.com. The Finnish company had the widest choice, the best designs, and the most respected brand around the world, so it was …

Microsoft Lets Eligible Students Sign Up for Free Office 365

Microsoft has announced a new self-serve program for students at eligible schools that allows them to sign up for a free Office 365 license on their own. The offer is available first in the US and will roll out globally later this year.<p>The new program builds on the Student Advantage initiative that …

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales Top Ten Million in Launch Weekend

Apple today announced that opening weekend sales of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus topped ten million units, breaking the previous record of nine million units set by the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year.<p>“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the …

Google's Nexus 9 is made by HTC and coming very soon

Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor is expected to power the next Nexus tablet<p>HTC hasn't made a tablet since 2011 or a Nexus device since 2010, but pretty soon both lacunas will be brought to an end by the launch of a new device: the Nexus 9. Rumored over the summer and confirmed by <i>The Wall Street …

The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

By Austin Mann<p><i>As with any smartphone in 2014, there's no more important feature than the camera. It's what we use to take photos with our friends and families, how we remember what we ate and what our kids looked like way back when.</i><p><i>The camera has always been one of the iPhone's most impressive</i> …

How Nvidia used global illumination to prove we really did land men on the moon

To kick off the launch of its new high-end Maxwell graphics chip, Nvidia used 3D imagery to debunk the moon-landing conspiracy. The graphics chip maker’s researchers did that by reconstructing the moon landing using a “globally illuminated” 3D model of the lunar lander, the moon’s surface, and the …

Oculus VR announces new prototype: Crescent Bay

Oculus VR is getting closer to the consumer version of its Rift headset.<p>The third major revision of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality development kit is called Crescent Bay. It has improved optics, 360-degree motion tracking, and it is much lighter. It also features integrated audio, but that is …

No More Air Conditioners: This “Skin” For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero Energy

The facade works with no power at all–not even solar panels–and keeps the temperature comfortable and light bright inside.<p>For most of human history, buildings were essentially net zero energy systems. Thick walls kept out cold and simple windows let in fresh air and daylight. Then came complex, …

Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department …

UBS: Apple Could Sell 100 Million iPhones In The Second Half Of 2014

Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last Tuesday and now we're beginning to get a sense of just how much that will affect the company's bottom line.<p>On Monday morning, Apple announced over 4 million iPhone were sold during the first 24 hours of preorders.<p>That figure is just a fraction of the …

Tim Cook doesn't want Apple to be a 'treasure trove' of user data for the NSA

Apple's privacy and security measures have been under a microscope for the past month, first with a targeted attack on celebrities that led to leaked nude photos, and now on Apple's own systems as the company gears up to handle people's credit cards as part of Apple Pay. Talking to journalist …

Microsoft announces Windows 9 event in San Francisco on September 30th

Microsoft is preparing to detail its next major version of Windows. We had been expecting the company to hold a press event later this month, and now it’s official. Microsoft will hold a "Windows event" in San Francisco on September 30th. The software maker started emailing out invites to the event …

iLife/iWork iOS apps to come pre-installed on 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6/6 Plus

You’ll notice a few new apps (and less available storage) on your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus later this week when you fire it up for the first time. According to an internal Apple Retail training document (seen below), iOS 8 compatible iLife and iWork apps will come pre-installed on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.<p>…

Google's Calico Strikes Deal to Advance Treatments for Neurodegenerative Disorders

The quiet life sciences venture is starting to make some noise.<p>Calico, the long-quiet Google-backed venture focused on diseases associated with aging, is starting to make some noise.<p>On Thursday, the life sciences company announced a partnership with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical …

The 50 Best Public Relations People In The Tech Industry In 2014

Still, there are PR pros, especially in the tech industry, who go above and beyond to help journalists tell important stories. They always respond quickly, send accurate information (not just corporate "spin"), and pitch us great behind-the-scenes stories. Some of them are influential in their own …

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First batch of Android apps land on Chromebooks

As promised at Google I/O earlier this year, the first batch of Android apps have begun to migrate to Chrome OS.<p>Google announced on Thursday that it has partnered with four high-profile app makers to get their Android apps to run on Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks. These are available today and …

Crowdfunding helps Apertus' new, open way to make a camera

Next week, photographers and cinematographers with high-end, refined tastes will descend upon the Photokina show in Germany to see established camera makers' latest devices.<p>But if a European startup called Apertus gets its way, at least some of those customers will be moving out of the control of …

Leaked Windows 9 screenshots reveal the future of the desktop

Leaked Windows 9 screenshots have surfaced previously, but this time we’re getting a closer look at how the desktop is transforming in the future release of Windows. German sites <i>ComputerBase</i> and <i>WinFuture</i> have obtained 20 photos of what the "Windows Technical Preview," which is expected to be made …

The Best Second-Screen Apps for Watching TV

If you’re watching live television without the aid of a smartphone or tablet, you’re missing out. There’s an entire world of apps out there designed …

Apps

5 million Gmail passwords leaked; here’s how to protect yourself

If you’ve not heard by now, Gmail password have leaked out. On a Russian website known for trafficking this type of thing, about 5 million passwords …