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Notebook shipments actually rise for a change

Shipments of notebooks hit 41.5 million in the second quarter, a gain of only 1 percent, but not too shabby after seven straight quarters of declines, says NPD.<p>Hold onto your hat: Notebook shipments actually showed a gain for the first time in a year and a half.<p>In a report released Thursday, …

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iMessage “being taken over by spammers,” accounts for almost a third of mobile spam

Security company Cloudmark claims that almost a third of mobile spam messages are now being sent via iMessage thanks to the ease with which they can be sent from a Mac, reports <i>Wired</i>.<p>Thanks to one particularly aggressive campaign from a junk mailer, [iMessage spam] accounts for more than 30 percent …

Walmart Dropping Price of iPhone 5c to $0.97, iPhone 5s to $79 for 90-Day Period

Walmart will begin offering the 16 GB iPhone 5c for $0.97 with a two-year contract during the next 90 days, reports <i>Engadget</i>. <br>The move by the retailer follows a permanent discount of the 16GB iPhone 5c to $29 in June, as Walmart will offer the special pricing to customers on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, …

KeepTruckin turns the smartphone into the long-haul trucker’s digital assistant

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Jack Cronkhite<p>Fleet management may not sound like the sexiest industry in the world, but there’s no …

Apple TV Adds Bloomberg, Crackle, KOR-TV and Watch ABC Channels

Apple continues to flesh out its Apple TV set-top-box offering, quietly adding handful after handful of new channels to the service. On Wednesday, …

You're now free to iMessage about the cabin

Southwest Airlines says anyone with iOS 5 or later can use Apple's iMessage from gate to gate for $2. Android devices will be added next year.<p>Southwest Airlines said Wednesday that it will begin offering passengers with iOS devices the ability to use iMessage, Apple's proprietary messaging system, …

Google Releases Its Find My iPhone-Style Android Device Manager App In The Play Store

Google launched Android Device Manager back in August, but it curiously made the tool web-only, eschewing a native Android app and causing a lot of confusion in doing so. The Android Device Manager is now in the Play Store, and does most of the things that Apple’s Find My iPhone service does, but …

Wal-Mart to sell iPhone 5c for $27 with contract on Friday

As part of a holiday sale starting Friday, Wal-Mart plans to offer the iPhone 5c for $27 with a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon.<p>That's a huge discount on the iPhone 5c, a $99 model that Apple introduced just three months ago.<p>The iPhone 5c has struggled to sell and Wal-Mart has been …

Southwest Airlines now offering daily iMessage pass for $2

If you're too cheap to shell out $8 for a daily Wi-Fi pass on Southwest Airlines, but still want to text away on your iOS device, there's a new option. For $2 a day, the airliner is offering a pass that lets you use iMessage on one Apple device, both at the gate and on-board. Southwest says it …

MasterCard and Samsung Team Up for NFC Payments in Australia

MasterCard is partnering with Samsung to bring tap-to-pay functionality to Australian shoppers who own a Samsung Galaxy S4 and have the Commonwealth …

Will Instagram’s Messaging ‘Moments’ Be Ephemeral?

Instagram is preparing to launch a new messaging service on its platform this year — as soon as its event this Thursday — TechCrunch has heard from a variety of sources. This isn’t too shocking, as Om Malik reported in a piece last month that the service would be coming very soon.<p>What we’ve also …

Korea Court Rejects Samsung Patent Claim Against Apple

A court in Seoul has ruled that Apple did not violate three patents owned by Samsung, in the latest legal sparring between the two smartphone giants.<p>ABC News reports that the judge ruled against Samsung’s claim over three patents related to short messaging, saying that they lacked “progressivity” …

The 2014 Core77 Design Awards is Now Open!

It's the most marvelous time of the year—Core77 Design Awards! After three super successful years of receiving the best designs from professionals …

Bonobos: Holiday Style Tips

<b>Advertorial content:</b><p>Throughout the holiday season, festive get-togethers are about as bountiful as Black Friday sales. Whether it's an office party, meeting the in-laws or a New Year's Eve bash, dressing for the occasion is a necessity. To avoid falling into the ugly sweater trap, we caught up with …

Onformative Transforms Facebook Data Into Gorgeous Wallpaper

A data visualization project from the Berlin-based studio turns a company’s Facebook activity into this botany-inspired print.<p>When generative design studio onformative was tapped to create a piece for German telecommunication company Deutsche Telekom’s flagship store in Berlin, the designers, who …

Funny Photos of Dogs Licking Peanut Butter Off Their Faces

Dog owner Stephanie McCombie, aka @ifitwags, actively photographs her two German Shorthair Pointers (affectionately referred to as The Pointer Brothers), but it wasn't until one day when she saw her adorable pooches eating peanut butter that she decided to embark on an adorable, collaborative …

Graffiti Artists Take Over a Whole Warehouse, Documented with Hyperlapse Photography

You’re probably familiar with timelapse photography, in which still photos (taken with a stationary camera) are compiled to create the effect of …

Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …

Dreamlike Self-Portraits Express Young Artist's Inner Musings

Ben Zank is committed to producing a new photograph every single day of the year. The devoted young artist/photographer from New York is another …

Stock Photography – Can A Professional Photographer Make It Work?

The world of stock photography has grown tenfold in the last few years, and the large print archives of the past have been replaced by even larger …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Does taking photographs ruin your memory?

On a guided tour of an art museum early this year, 28 university students were told to simply observe 15 objects and to photograph 15 others. Dr Linda Henkel was studying the students all the while to measure whether taking photographs affected their memory.<p>The next day, the students were asked to …

Incredible Portraits of Colorful Siamese Fighting Fish

Photographer Visarute Angkatavanich created an amazing series of images depicting the mighty Siamese fighting fish, showcasing the species’ …

All change: the tiny room that can be anything you want it to be

From a giant honeycomb to a land of Lego and the last supper with mice, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee creates mystical universes in the confines of her 3x6 metre studio – then captures them on camera. Her first European exhibition, Stage of Mind, is at Opiom Gallery in Opio, France from 7 February to …

23 Extreme Gravity-Defying Photos That Will Give You Vertigo

How many times have you been told that anything is possible? Do you believe it? Here are 23 extreme photos of serious risk takers that prove anything …