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Microsoft’s HoloLens Headset Feels Like Science-Fiction Come to Life

The future could be a place where something doesn't have to be present to feel real.<p>Demos by nature are carefully aimed at razzling and dazzling …

Twitter wants to put ads in other companies' apps

Twitter isn't growing as quickly as it used to, so it can't just count on a horde of new social networkers to pump up its bank account. What's it going to do, then? Sell ads elsewhere, apparently. Sources for the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> claim that Twitter is planning to offer ads for the tweet feeds you …

Facebook gives UK users more control over ads

Facebook might be busy making changes to its terms of service, but buried away in its latest announcement is news of another new feature coming to the UK. After it began allowing US users to have more control over the ads they see in their timeline back in June, Facebook has now extended the same …

Carnival's cruise ships are getting much faster WiFi

If you've tried to use internet access aboard a cruise ship, you know it can be an exercise in frustration -- the connection is rarely speedy or reliable enough to make you feel at home. You might not have that problem on your next pleasure trip, however. Carnival is now rolling out WiFi@Sea, a …

This London Bar’s Cocktail Menu Is A Gorgeous Pop-Up Book

A good cocktail isn’t just about the taste, or the alcohol content. It’s the peacock tail of drinks: it’s all about the look and the flair. That’s why a description or even a picture can’t do a well-designed cocktail justice. To properly get a feel for it, you’ve got to see it in 3-D.<p>That’s what’s …

Amazon Takes $170 Million Writedown on Weak Fire Phone Sales

Yikes<p>Amazon said in a conference call following the release of a disappointing third-quarter financial report that it would take a $170 million charge “primarily related to Fire phone inventory valuation and supplier commitment costs.” Translation: The Fire phone has been a disappointment.<p>The …

Apple Maps now lets small business owners add their own info

When Tim Cook apologized for Apple Maps in 2012, he promised to do everything to make the app better. The company's latest push to improve its navigation app involves putting all the small businesses it can on Apple Maps -- that is, with a little help from the owners themselves and a new portal …

CeX begins trading in Bitcoin at stores across the UK

Technology swap shop CeX has today become the first UK retailer with a far-flung high street presence to widely support Bitcoin. Earlier in the year, CeX briefly experimented with the cryptocurrency at one of its Glasgow locations, which also became home to Scotland's first Bitcoin ATM, shortly …

Old Navy's machine turns your selfies into giant balloon art

Want to do more with your selfies than post them on Instagram for the umpteenth time? Old Navy might have a way to make them stand out... if just for a brief, glorious moment. The clothing shop is kicking off its 20th birthday by creating the Selfiebration machine, a 15 foot tall behemoth that …

Will The iPod Touch Rise Like A Phoenix Or Join The Discontinued iPod Classic On October 16th?

The invites have been sent out, the blog posts have been written, and it’s time for the expected second-punch from Apple as the Cupertino-based company is set to update its product line up once more. Both myself and Gordon Kelly have put up some predictions on what to expect, but there’s one part …

Why Your Chief Digital Officer Efforts Will Fail Unless You Construct Platforms

What is the secret to using digital technology so you can improve business results?<p>In a word, the answer is platforms. The word platform has many connotations. In this article I will explain what I mean by platform and describe some successful digital platforms so you can evaluate the strengths and …

How Apple Pay Will Change Retail Marketing Forever

One third of all online purchases are made with mobile devices. With the introduction of Apple Pay these numbers will likely increase, which means retail marketing is about to change forever.<p>During many purchasing decisions, mobile phones have traditionally been used as the research function. …

Apple Pay

Malcolm Gladwell on What Really Makes People Disruptive

The best-selling author says it's not tech, money, or brainpower. Successful disrupters all tend to have one huge precondition that's far more important.<p>When people talk about what it takes to transform a field or a world, they leave out one crucial component, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell …

How Jack Daniel's uses storytelling to personalise the brand

<b>Jack Daniel’s is a universally recognised brand, but often for different reasons. Most of its marketing focuses deeply on heritage and tradition.</b><p>A …

Marketing

What you need to know about the future of paying for stuff

We've virtualized much of the rest of the modern life -- why not payments? Plane tickets, banking and many other aspects of our lives now live on our phones. Payments still exist in the world of paper and plastic.<p>Google has Google Wallet; Visa has payWave; MasterCard has PayPass; and American …

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And the Award for the Next HBO Goes to...

The quirky little start-up that once printed money by mailing you DVDs is hell-bent on morphing into the HBO—and the network, and the any-show, any-time streaming service—of tomorrow. Can Netflix and its pathologically modest founder, Reed Hastings, pull it off? Who knows? But it's going to be fun …

Over half of UK millennials think brands can be a force for good, but 40% find them annoying on social media

Around 52 per cent of UK millennials think that brands have the potential to be a force for good, this despite 40 per cent having a negative attitude …

Microsoft unveils MFi Bluetooth keyboard built for iOS, Android & Windows devices

Microsoft today announced a new Bluetooth keyboard accessory that doesn’t just work with non-Windows devices like some of its past keyboards, it also includes a function for easily switching between Windows, Android, and iOS as well as dedicated keys for the other platforms.<p>Other nice touches for …

Samsung Gear VR headset now has a price: $199

A Samsung spokesperson has revealed that the company's upcoming Gear VR headset will cost $199 when it is released later this year.<p>While Samsung …

Virtual Reality

Getting fancy with the Galaxy Note 4 and Mont Blanc

The Mont Blanc accessories for the Note 4 are pricey, but pretty fancy, too<p>As part of the raft of Unpacked announcements this week in Berlin from …

Galaxy Note

Twitter's testing 'buy' buttons so you can buy stuff through Twitter's app

In case Twitter wasn't putting enough stuff in your face, you might soon see a "buy" button in the official Twitter app. Yep, the same Twitter that's …

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Teradata embraces the big data ecosystem, buys Think Big Analytics

Longtime data warehouse vendor Teradata appears to have found true big data religion, highlighted by the acquisition of consulting firm Think Big …