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Helix portable battery has 11,000 mAh of power

If you travel with a lot of gadgets, you know that can be a challenge to keep them powered up. If you’re roaming using something like an iPhone and …

What Games Are: The Reviewers Are Wrong About OUYA

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>So let’s be upfront about a couple of things.<p>First, I went to the OUYA party at GDC. Second, I also was invited to the …

Why Apple Is Making iRadio: To Help Discover Music In iTunes

Have you ever wondered: if Apple makes billions of dollars off of music downloads, why are they supposedly planning on launching their own music streaming service, iRadio, later this year? Wouldn’t such a service actually lead to less downloads?<p>It’s a good question, and there’s a good …

How Will We Define A “Good” Google Glass Experience?

Google Glass is getting closer and closer to becoming a shipping product. It’s already making its way out to early “Explorer” program pre-launch testers, and we’ll almost definitely see a lot more from Glass at Google I/O in mid-May. Drew already got his lucky mitts on an Explorer set, and provided …

Google launches ‘Places for Business’ iPhone app to manage business information across Google services

Today, Google has released a new iPhone and iPod touch application for its Places for Business platform. Places for Business is a Google service that allows business owners to manage the presence of their business across Google services such as Search, Maps, and Google+. Now, with the new app, …

Boot up: making apps simpler, South Korea's smartphone market, and more

A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Cognitive overhead, or why your product isn't as simple as you think >> …

Apple and Volkswagen team up on iBeetle, but it's no iCar

Steve Jobs never got around to building the iCar, but Apple has worked with Volkswagen on its new iBeetle. The German carmaker teamed up with Apple to design what it calls a "genuine integrative interface" for the smartphone, pairing them using the peculiarly named smartphone app <i>Volkswagen Car Net</i> …

Samsung to use flexible OLED screen on Galaxy Note 3?

Samsung is getting closer to commercializing the first devices featuring a plastic-based (flexible) display. According to a report from the OLED Association, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be on show at the IFA 2013 Berlin show in September, and its plastic screen could be one of the phone’s most …

More Claims of 'Delays' for iPhone 5S Over Fingerprint Sensor Issues

Earlier this month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that various production issues will likely result in launches of Apple's iPhone 5S, lower-cost iPhone, and second-generation iPad mini coming somewhat later than many observers have been expecting. In particular, Kuo claimed that …

You’ve Got The Whole World In Your Hands As Leap Motion Gains Google Earth Support

Leap Motion’s gesture-based controller launch is less than a month away, but so far we’ve heard relatively little about app support, besides the fact that the company is working hard on filling out its Airspace app store. Now, Leap Motion and Google are announcing support for Google Earth for Leap …

Gcorelab Gets $482,000 For New Battery Cooling Technology

A Singapore clean-tech company called Gcorelab has just received $482,000 (S$589,000) in funding for a new technology that promises to control the thermal issues that have plagued lithium-ion batteries.<p>Battery packs that use lithium-ion cells such as those found in laptops and, in larger …

Developer Freedom At Stake As Oracle Clings To Java API Copyrights In Google Fight

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sacha Labourey is CEO of CloudBees</i> <i>was formerly CTO at JBoss.</i> <i>Follow him on Twitter</i> <i>@SachaLabourey.</i> <i>Steven G. Harris is senior vice president of products for CloudBees and was formerly SVP of Java Server Development at Oracle. Follow him on Twitter @stevengharris.</i><p>You could hear a …