Hashim Warsame

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Facebook 'Instant Articles' may bring full news stories to your feed this month

Later this month, you might start seeing full <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Buzzfeed</i>, and <i>National Geographic</i> articles and videos directly in your Facebook feed. It's called Instant Articles, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, and it's been a long time coming. Facebook has hinted for some time that it wants its …

Nikon is making its high-end DSLRs much better at video

Nikon's best DSLRs will soon be able to record sharper video, making them much more useful for videographers. The Japanese company says its D4s, D810 and D750 full-frame DSLRs will get "greater support for recording high-definition, uncompressed data" to external recorders via the HDMI port. In …

Here's how much you have to buy to make Amazon Prime worth it

Amazon increased the price of its annual Prime subscription to $99 in March 2014. Amazon offers many services to its Prime members, including free 2-day shipping, unlimited streaming of Amazon Prime Instant Video, and access to the Kindle Lending Library. We considered the actual value of these …

Consumer Tech

DirecTV's app is ready to stream 90 channels anywhere you go

We haven't seen many updates for DirecTV's streaming services in a while, but this week it added a slew of new channels for customers to watch live even when they're away from home. The 22 additions include MTV, TNT, Nickelodeon, BET, Cartoon Network and more ready for viewing on computers, tablets …

Drones could be the future of UN peacekeeping

A United Nations panel on technological development has called for peacekeeping missions to be equipped with unmanned drones to survey conflict …

'No Pineapple Left Behind' skewers the American education system

As Rockstar Games' <i>Bully</i> proved, grade school makes for a pretty interesting (if painfully underused) setting for video games, which is why I'm intrigued by <i>No PIneapple Left Behind</i>. In it, you're a principal lording over pineapples, making sure they do amazingly well on standardized tests because …

Will new app Rook be a useful pawn in the publishing game?

Launching later this spring, Rook provides location-based free access to ebooks with an option to buy. But some publishers might fear a great ebook giveaway<p>Part of the inspiration behind Rook – an app offering free access to ebooks, which is being shortlisted for awards even before it launches – …

How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube?

Plus Tidal, Deezer, Rhapsody, Beats Music, Google Play and other digital services, as Information Is Beautiful updates its 2010 infographic<p>In 2010, data journalist and information designer David McCandless published an infographic on his Information is Beautiful website showing how much musicians …

France and the UK want a fleet of minesweeping robot ships

The biggest threat to America's Navy over the past 60 years hasn't been China's rapidly modernizing military, North Korea's nuclear saber rattling or even Russia's arctic overtures -- it's been underwater mines. They've damaged 15 of our ships since 1950. Sure, you can disarm these explosive …

Could Chrome OS ever become a dominant force in the PC industry?

I think Google is playing a very long game with Chrome OS, which seems to be moving at a snail’s pace and even stalling at times. But I think this deceptively slow pace hides Google’s ambition to make Chrome OS the operating system of tomorrow. And tomorrow will be all about the cloud, no matter …

Android News

YouTube tips we bet you didn't know

Want a faster way to find the content you're seeking in a YouTube video? Or maybe you just need a shortcut to the mute option? You'll wish you knew these shortcuts all along.<p>It's easy to spend hours watching YouTube videos about, well, pretty much anything. Using your mouse to adjust a setting …

OnePlus Launches OxygenOS, Its Custom Version Of Android

Smartphone-maker OnePlus just released the initial version of OxygenOS, its forked version of Android Lollipop, optimized for its OnePlus One phone.<p>News that OnePlus was working on the operating system broke in January, after a split with partner Cyanogen.<p>In a blog post about the release, the …

Slidejoy Snags $1.2 Million To Put News And Ads On Android Lockscreens

While some among the handful of startups exploiting the revenue-generating opportunities that come from using an Android phone’s lock screen as an advertising medium have since refocused their efforts, one of the early movers in this space, Slidejoy, has just closed on its first round of funding. …

LG UX 4.0 Brings Manual Camera Mode, Intuitive Notifications

LG has announced the latest version of its custom Android user interface, ahead of the launch of its G4 phone later this month.<p>LG UX 4.0’s new features include Quick Shot, which lets you shoot pictures anytime — even when the display is off — just by double-tapping your phone’s Rear Key.<p>There’s …

Apps

Industrial Toys Launches Midnight Star, Its Mobile Reinvention Of The First-Person Shooter

For the past couple of years, the team at Industrial Toys has been talking about building mobile games for the “core” gaming audience — the kind of player who’s more interested in shooting aliens on their Xbox than flinging Angry Birds on their iPhone. Today, the company is launching its first …

This Is What Google's New Calendar App for iOS Looks like

Back in November last year, Google ushered in a fully revamped calendar app for Android devices with a promise of one day bringing the changes across to iOS too.<p>Now, it appears that new version is nearly ready for the prime time, as one tipster has leaked us screenshots of how the new app currently …

Apps

U.S. seeks China's help against North Korean cyberattacks

The United States has asked China for help battling North Korean hacking of American information systems, such as the Sony Pictures incident, a senior administration official told CNN on Saturday.<p>"We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns about this …

NORAD and Microsoft make it easy for mobile users to track Santa

NORAD's Santa tracker for 2014 is now up and running, ready to help you count down the days till your kids are wont to start screaming for gifts. The agency has partnered up with Microsoft again this year, so expect to see a lot of Bing maps integration. In addition to the website itself, the duo …

UK carrier EE uses small cells to deploy rural LTE network

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: EE<p>The British mobile carrier EE has hooked up a rural village in a deep north England valley using a new kind of …

Elgato launches $229 Thunderbolt 2 Dock w/ USB device charging, improved audio, more

Improving on the last generation Elgato Thunderbolt dock (review), today the company is announcing a refreshed model that includes Thunderbolt 2 technology and more at the same $229 price point of the last-gen model.<p>In addition to new possibilities for driving 4K displays and other devices over the …

Vimeo Launches New Mobile Site With Watch Later Feature

Video-sharing service Vimeo has launched a new mobile site which strips back the navigation and focuses on full screen video playback.<p>The video hosting site says it’s made a lot of changes under the hood to speed up performance on mobile devices.<p>The other big change is a new Watch Later feature …

Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock Review

Thunderbolt is one of those tech innovations with a lot of promise, but not much felt effect for the average user. Thunderbolt docks can change that, and the new Elgato Thunderbolt 2 dock promises a much more complete upgrade vs. the Thunderbolt docks of years past. With USB charging, 4K output via …

Loup: The Love Child of Uber and a Bus Service

Loup is at least the third San Francisco startup to try something similar in the past year.<p>If you were to create a hybrid of a public bus service and Uber, you’d get Loup.<p>The startup runs black town cars on a set route throughout San Francisco, and riders book trips on their phones.<p>Its founders aim …

Here's how the first 3D-printed presidential portrait was made

One of the highlights of the White House's first-ever Maker Faire was another first: a 3D-printed portrait that recreated the President's head with uncanny detail. But just how did this eerily realistic image come to be? The White House is more than eager to explain, apparently. As you'll see in …

Europe to press ahead with Ariane 6 rocket

<b>Research ministers have approved the development of a new rocket for Europe.</b><p>The Ariane 6 will succeed the Ariane 5, which, although highly successful, is now facing stiff competition on price.<p>The politicians believe industry will find the new vehicle cheaper to construct and to operate.<p>European …

Space Exploration

Sony Reveals PS4 20th Anniversary Edition in Original PlayStation Colors

The iconic Sony PlayStation turns 20 today, and the company is celebrating with the launch of a 20th Anniversary Edition PS4 specially detailed as an homage to the console’s first version.<p>The main console, controller and PlayStation Camera are all decked in “Original Grey”, mimicking the body of …

HTC One M8 Eye Coming Next Month With 13MP Duo Camera (Rumor)

Rumors suggest HTC is working on another handset dubbed as HTC M8 Eye — yet another variant of the gorgeous HTC One M8.<p>According to a new rumor, HTC …

UBS: Apple Could Sell 100 Million iPhones In The Second Half Of 2014

Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last Tuesday and now we're beginning to get a sense of just how much that will affect the company's bottom line.<p>On Monday morning, Apple announced over 4 million iPhone were sold during the first 24 hours of preorders.<p>That figure is just a fraction of the …

Phil Schiller

Smart driving assistant Automatic partnering with Ford Motors through its in-car Sync platform

Automatic Labs and Ford Motors are announcing today a new partnership to bring the Automatic Link accessory to more people and add more functionality to the platform. Ford Motors and Automatic Labs will work together to develop features to both the Automatic platform and Ford Sync, the automaker’s …

Apple iPhone 6 Retail Packing Leaked

Apple is rumored to launch the upcoming iPhone 6 on September 9th — it’s not confirmed but rumors suggest the company will schedule an event on …