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Kik Me Up! app review: meet and chat with people around the world

Kik Me Up! by Ferdinand Greg is a social networking app that lets you meet, flirt, chat, and then date people using the Kik Messenger.<p>Introduction<p>Kik …

Wang Chung debuts a video, hits the road

It might surprise some of you to know that, after more than 30 years together, Wang Chung is still making music.<p>A few months ago the duo released <i>Tazer Up!</i>, their first full-length studio album in 23 years. Along with several new songs, the record includes a remix of <i>Dance Hall Days</i>, which landed on …

Using Google Glass: at the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600

A day in the life of a hungover cyborg<p><i>I am not a shy man.</i><p>I stood in the bathroom of my hotel room in Indianapolis, repeating those words to myself in the mirror. I needed to find courage in those words. I needed to find resolve.<p>I needed to find the strength to walk downstairs to the hotel bar …

Even After Hacks And Bombings, Privacy Advocates Have Big Week In Congress

In light of the AP’s high-profile Twitter hacking and a vicious domestic bombing, Americans have not let fear derail privacy legislation. Just this week, the Senate advanced an anti-email snooping law and the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is reportedly on its …

JamStar Is A Cool Free App That Teaches You To Play The Guitar

I’ve seen plenty of guitar apps in my lifetime – enough for two lifetimes, in fact – but JamStar, an app by an Israeli programming house, has almost won my heart.<p>The premise is simple – you tune your guitar and then play notes or chords. The app (which runs on a phone or your browser) senses your …

Intel says it bought ST-Ericsson's GPS operations

Intel has confirmed it was the mystery buyer that acquired ST-Ericsson's global navigation satellite system (GNSS) business, after the sale was announced Tuesday.<p>ST-Ericsson, the joint venture between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, said Tuesday that a "leading semiconductor company" had bought …

Alternative Search Engine Blekko Launches Major Redesign In Effort To Go Beyond The Usual 10 Blue Links

Blekko, the alternative search engine that launched back in 2010, unveiled a major redesign today that uses some of its “slashtag” technology to help users go beyond the usual ten blue links on its competitors search results pages. Blekko now automatically breaks its results down into different …

One platform: how the Xbox One could change everything at Microsoft

More than a box, a key to your home<p>Now that the dust has settled following Microsoft's unveiling of its Xbox One, all that remain are questions over the future of the console and the platform that underpins it. How do used games work? How does the online requirement work? What's the future of indie …

Insight Venture Partners raises a huge $2.57B fund for software, e-commerce, and more

Insight Venture Partners isn’t slowing down after Yahoo’s $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition last week. The firm announced today that it has raised a whopping new $2.57 billion fund (Insight Venture Partners VIII) dedicated to investments in e-commerce, software, Internet, and data services businesses.<p>…

Toshiba's Portege Z10t detachable Ultrabook available now for $1,499

When Toshiba first teased the Portege Z10t business Ultrabook at IDF Beijing last month, our initial hands-on went as smoothly as things usually go at trade shows: we bum-rushed the stage to take a few photos, while company reps declined to answer any of our questions. Fortunately for all of us, …

Realmac Software Releases 'Analog Camera', A Touch-Based Photography App

Realmac Software, part of the team behind the intuitive gesture-based to-do app <i>Clear</i>, today released <i>Analog Camera</i> -- an iOS version of '<i>Analog</i>', a slick filter and border app for the Mac.<p>Like <i>Clear</i>, <i>Analog Camera</i> uses a gesture-based interface to navigate through a variety of filters and camera …

Amazon Reportedly Sets June 7 Launch For Kindle Devices In China

After more than a year of speculation and delays, Amazon Kindle e-readers and tablets will reportedly be available for sale in China on June 7. E-readers like the Paperwhite and Kindle Fire tablets will be sold on Amazon China’s website, as well as Tesco stores operated by retail conglomerate …

Tim Cook: Apple has not lost its touch

Apple chief executive Tim Cook moved to reassure investors that the company has not lost its touch, by telling them that it has several “game changers” in the pipeline.<p>Investors in the technology company have been rattled in recent months by an apparent slowdown in new product launches. However, Mr …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini specs

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini have apparently been outed by German site All About Samsung.<p>The source cited by the site provided a screenshot of the AnTuTu benchmark running on the device, revealing some of the specifications of the device. The Galaxy S4 Mini is said to be …