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Apple sued by man who claims he invented iPhone in 1992

The iPhone went on sale nine years ago today, and to mark the momentous occasion a Florida man is suing Apple for a whopping $10 billion and 1.5 percent of all future Apple earnings — because he claims to have come up with the idea for Apple’s breakthrough mobile device all way back in 1992.<p>Thomas …

Breakthroughs

Glu debuts new Dash game with Gordon Ramsay

These days, if a celebrity launches their own game, it is likely with Glu Mobile. Known for their free-to-play mobile games, the publicly traded company lists more than 100 games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers, Guitar Hero and Deer Hunter. But since late 2014, the team has moved away …

Chevy cuts pricing on in-car LTE connections

It isn't often that wireless plans go <i>down</i> in cost without any strings attached, but Chevy appears to have done that today on its in-car LTE plans. The 1GB and 10GB packages go down to $10 and $40 per month from $20 and $80, respectively, and there's a new 4GB tier available for $20. A separate …

Now you can tell Google which kind of ads you want to see across the web

Google has released a new ads settings tool so you can enter in your interests and see more appropriate ads online. While some will think this is feeding the dragon, it actually makes sense. Unless you’re a cold-blooded ad block user that doesn’t care about the good things ads do for the sites on …

Android News

Uber adds driver safety features like break reminders, daily driving reports

Uber has today announced new safety features for drivers within the driver-side app, including reminders to take a break when the drivers have been working for too long.<p>These features are meant to fight against the four D’s of dangerous driving: drunk, drugged, distracted and drowsy.<p>Across 11 pilot …

Dangerous Driving

Cirrus Logic announces dev kit for building Apple’s MFi Lightning headphones ahead of iPhone 7

Cirrus Logic today announced a new development kit that makes it easy for companies to develop headphones using Apple’s Lightning connector. The announcement comes ahead of Apple’s next-generation iPhone 7 this fall which is expected to remove the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack for the first time.<p>…

Mobile Technology

Amazon will start subsidizing Android phones with ‘special offer' ads on the lock screens

Would you deal with more ads for a deal on your smartphone?<p>Amazon today said it would begin offering Prime members significant discounts on select unlocked Android smartphones, in exchange for the ability to pre-install Amazon apps and show customers more ads on the phones.<p>Right now the deal only …

Facebook is poised to take the chatbot world by storm

Even though chatbots have been around for quite some time -- remember the SmarterChild bot on AIM? -- they've only recently become the darlings of the tech world. Just two weeks ago, Microsoft announced its Conversations as a Platform initiative, wherein it plans to build bots into Skype to help …

Goodyear’s Awesome New Spherical Tire Design For Autonomous Cars

What will the cars of the future be like?<p>It’s fun to imagine how new technologies and design trends will influence future cars. Car bodies of the future might be completely 3D printed. They may be completely autonomous — and now, they might have multi-directional spherical tires.<p>Goodyear’s new …

High-speed Rail

Google announces the next version of Android earlier than anyone expected

Google on Wednesday released the first preview build for the next version of Android, dubbed, for now, Android N.<p>The new preview build — which …

Australian Open: Azarenka cruises in Rd. 3; two more top 10 seeds fall

Victoria Azarenka had no problems in her third round match, but two more top seeds were upset on Saturday at the Australian Open.<p>The women's draw at …

Tennis

Lakers' misery replaces history in 108-95 loss to the Spurs

Kobe Bryantwas 76 points short of 81. TheLakerswere 14 points short of a victory.<p>The<p>San Antonio Spurshad no problem ruining the vibe of the 10-year anniversary of Bryant's historic outburst, dropping the Lakers, 108-95, in a game few will remember.<p>It's not surprising. The Spurs are hardly Team …

Basketball

Assetto Corsa: Are PS4 and Xbox One ready for a true driving simulator?

"People say we're not able to bring the same depth to the console that we have on the PC."<p>There are two schools of thought when it comes to porting …

Gaming

Staging Servers Must Die

<i>Guest author Edith Harbaugh is the CEO and cofounder of LaunchDarkly, a service that helps software teams launch, measure, and control their features.</i><p>The DevOps revolution has focused on automation and smoothing the process of getting code from developer box to production. Essential tools like …

Whack-a-mole between Netflix and VPN services has begun

The arms race between Netflix and people who want to watch videos only available in other countries has begun. Last week, Netflix announced its plans …

Thorpe Park unveils VR ghost train designed by Derren Brown

VR headsets have matured to the point where some of the UK's biggest theme parks now want to integrate them into their next rides. Alton Towers announced a VR rollercoaster last week and today Thorpe Park has unveiled its own plans for a VR ghost train. Designed by mentalist Derren Brown, the …

'James Bond' Producers 'Make Unusual Offer' To Keep Daniel Craig As 007

‘James Bond’ producers are keen to keep Daniel Craig as the series’ leading man, so much so that they’re now reportedly going to unusual lengths in …

The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

Ford announces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as cars ​FINALLY get the interface we’ve all dreamed of

Ford is the latest carmaker to sign up to both Google and Apple’s in-car smartphone systems<p>Ford has announced plans to bring both Apple CarPlay and …

Funko POP! Figure Spoils Giant Captain America: Civil War Character

A new listing for a Funko POP! figure contains a pretty giant spoiler for Captain America: Civil War. Read no further if you want to stay …

The Internet is Going Crazy Looking for the Panda in This Photo

Do you remember that blue and black or white and gold dress fiasco? The Internet exploded trying to figure out what the colors of the dress were. It …

Owls

Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashes box office records for Monday and Tuesday

At this point, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has shattered tons of records, but the movie's showing no sign of slowing down.<p>After raking in $248 million domestically (officially beating <i>Jurassic World</i>'s $208.8 million) and amassing over $524 million worldwide during its opening weekend, <i>The Force</i> …

Here's How We'll Meet the Justice League In Batman v Superman

Kurt Russell confirms he’s in talks for <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>. Mark Ruffalo once again kills our hopes for a standalone Hulk movie. James …

Our Favorite French Shops That Bring Joie de Vivre to New York City!

Perk your ears as you walk the streets of New York City and you will undoubtedly hear much French being spoken. Some 75,000 French nationals call New …

Amazon is secretly testing its own air freight service in Europe

The air freight service, which has not previously been disclosed by the company, uses a chartered Boeing 737 to fly between the UK, Poland, and Germany, according to the report.<p>Amazon has been looking at buying air miles in the US, too. Reports suggested that the company was looking at purchasing …

Barcelona Transfer News: Lionel Messi, Neymar Fears Amid Premier League Rumours

Link to Media<p>Barcelona's dire financial situation puts them at serious risk of losing top stars Lionel Messi and Neymar to the riches of the Premier League.<p>Pete Jenson of the MailOnline reported on Tuesday the club are struggling to muster the funds to secure the pair on long-term deals amid …

Soccer

In Mughal India, good literary taste was part of a bureaucrat's job description

In the 18th century, mastery of both poetry and prose was considered indispensable for political life.<p>Ānand Rām Mukhliṣ (1697?-1751) was a …

Nokia's $60,000 virtual reality camera is now available for pre-order

In July, Nokia announced an interesting new direction for the company in the form of the Ozo, a ball-shaped, virtual reality camera aimed at …

You can now message your Twitch buddies privately on iOS

After testing its private messaging feature Whispers on Android, Twitch has finally made it available on iOS as well.<p>The feature works by letting you send messages to your friends on Twitch, even if they’re watching different streams than you. To start a conversation, you just type /w and your …