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Delta and JetBlue become first airlines to allow electronics during takeoff and landing

Delta and JetBlue have become the first two US airlines to allow e-readers, tablets, and other electronic devices to be used throughout the flight. Following the FAA's recommendation that travelers be allowed to use gadgets from gate to gate, both companies indicated yesterday that they had put in …

Aviation

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients—if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there's a missing link, …

The Digital TV Endgame: 10-Year Transition to All Things IP

While Internet TV is already technically feasible, commercial challenges are keeping it from becoming a mass-market reality. Services like Hulu, …

TV

From iPad Air to Mac Pro: everything you need to know about Apple's fall event

After a year in which Apple’s product announcements have largely leaked out ahead of time, today the company delivered something of a surprise: a redesigned tablet, the iPad Air, that is the lightest full-size iPad to date at just 1 pound. Its announcement was coupled with the introduction of an …

New iWatch concept brings iOS 7 to Nike Fuel Band-style accessory

(via Dribbble)<p>A <i>very cool</i> iWatch concept made by Thomas Bogner takes a very different approach to the highly anticipated and rumored wearable computer by Apple: Bogner imagines the device borrowing influence from the Nike Fuel Band with iOS 7 design language and features.<p>We recently ran a poll …

10 Things I Want From My iWatch

Watch image copyright Georgejmclittle<p>With the launch of the iPhone 5s, we may have the heart of a new device: The much-rumored iWatch. Apple says the …

Apple News

Google's new 'Chromebook for everyone' is a sleek 11-inch HP laptop

At an event in New York City this morning, Google announced the new HP Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 11 is a low-cost Chrome OS laptop, with an 11-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display and Chromebook Pixel inspired design. The new laptop, which Google is selling for $279, is available to order from …

Google

First Nielsen-Twitter TV Report Goes Live

Nielsen has released its Twitter TV ratings, showing that there has been a 38 percent increase in tweets about TV in the US over the last year — from 190 million in Q2 2012 to 263 million in Q2 2013. The number of Twitter TV authors in the US has also risen 24 percent, from 15 million to 19 million …

Hangouts 1.3 Will Reportedly Add SMS, Giving Android Its Own iMessage Equivalent

Google is said to be prepping an update to its Hangouts instant messaging/video chat Android app that would allow it to integrate with SMS, making it possible to get all text and MMS messages right in the same inbox. That would fulfill a promise made a long time ago, near when Hangouts was first …

HTC One Max Will Have Fingerprint Sensor And Be Introduced Next Week, WSJ Reports

HTC’s next big smartphone will offer up a fingerprint sensor like the iPhone 5s, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting, and will be unveiled on October 15. Separately, invites have been sent out to journalists from HTC Taiwan, pegging October 18 as the date for a special event in Kaohsiung, …

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …

Microsoft building a single app store for the next Windows Phone and Windows releases

Microsoft is planning to combine its Windows Phone Store and Windows Store into a single app store. Sources familiar with the company's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that Terry Myerson, head of the operating systems group, confirmed the move in an internal company meeting today attended by …

Netflix says all users now have access to Super HD video

Every Netflix subscriber now has access to the company's "Super HD" video streams, regardless of what internet service provider they may have. Previously, so-called Super HD movies and TV shows were only available from ISPs that have partnered with Netflix as a part of its Open Connect distribution …

Valve Announces Beta Test for Prototype Steam Machine Hardware

Valve has announced the hardware platform, dubbed Steam Machines, for its upcoming SteamOS Linux-based gaming operating system. The company is running a promotion to ship 300 prototypes of its own Steam Machine design to users, while multiple third-party manufacturers have lined up to sell their …

Twitter Alerts Lets You Opt-in On Push Notifications From Emergency Organizations And NGOs During Crises

Twitter is rolling out a new system called Twitter Alerts today that lets you choose to receive special alerts from emergency accounts, government organizations and NGOs. The system is designed to expand on Twitter’s ‘Lifeline’ service which was offered to those in Japan suffering from the …

Valve announces SteamOS, a living-room operating system for games

Valve is done teasing. Today, Valve has revealed SteamOS, its own operating system based on Linux, designed for living room gaming PCs. It's the first step towards Valve's Steam Box, its vision for an open video game console. It combines Steam's preeminent video game digital distribution platform …