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You can now pre-register for apps in Google Play

Next time you read about a great new Android app, you might be able to easily set up an alert so that you don't miss it when it hits Google Play. There's now an option to "pre-register" for apps and games on Google Play before they come out, and your device will get pinged with a notification when …

How playing World of Warcraft every day for a year led Robert Hohman to found a $1 billion startup

To this day he runs his 450-person startup by day, and still personally codes for it at night. His head of engineering "puts up with me," Hohman tells us, and then explains he's still "a good software engineer."<p>When not running the company or coding the site, he's playing StarCraft with his two …

BlackBerry is Betting Big on Its Upcoming Cross-Platform Apps

BlackBerry is focusing on software this year more than ever. The smartphone maker is working hard to ship a bevy of cross-platform apps for mobile devices and desktops for business users.<p>The company will release three bundles of apps, collectively called the BlackBerry Experience Suite, that users …

Why Venezuela Is The 'Most Miserable' Country In The World, Again

For the second year in a row Venezuela has topped the "Misery Index," an annual list compiled by The Cato Institute. The list combines data about a country's inflation rate, interest rates, and unemployment. It also factors any slides in GDP growth.<p>In short, the reason Venezuela has held its …

OpenFin Raises $4 Million To Bring HTML5 Apps To The Financial Services Industry

Financial services-focused software developer OpenFin has raised $4 million in a new round of funding to help financial services firms update their technology infrastructure and junk the Bloomberg terminal.<p>For decades, financial services firms have relied on expensive terminals and desktop …

Google Is Reportedly Testing A Snooze Button (And More!) For Gmail

An email comes in. It’s important. Not like, oh-god-drop-everything-or-we’ll-all-die important, but it’s something you should probably answer.<p>But you’ve got stuff to do right now, so you don’t. “I’ll answer this tomorrow,” you tell yourself.<p>By tomorrow, the email has dropped down to the bottom of …

Google tries (and fails) to convince us that Glass isn't scary - ExtremeTech

Google tries (and fails) to convince us that Glass isn’t scary<p>By on March 24, 2014 at 9:48 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

Malaysian PM confirms flight MH370 ended in the Indian Ocean - ExtremeTech

By on March 24, 2014 at 10:24 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p><b>Updated @ 09:50 March 25:</b> We’ve …

How storage media decides the fate of console games - ExtremeTech

By on March 24, 2014 at 11:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As long as video games have been …

Facebook for your face: I have seen the future, and it's awesome (sorry, gamers) - ExtremeTech

Facebook for your face: I have seen the future, and it’s awesome (sorry, gamers)<p>By on March 26, 2014 at 9:46 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Microsoft releases historic MS-DOS and Word source code to the public - ExtremeTech

By on March 26, 2014 at 1:54 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Microsoft, in conjunction with the …

This is my rig: Bill Howard’s million-photo $10,000 digital photography workstation - ExtremeTech

By on March 26, 2014 at 11:54 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The quest for my new rig started …

Auto Safety Experts Concerned About CarPlay and Distracted Driving

Earlier this week, Apple announced its new CarPlay technology, which opens the door for easier hands-free calling, text messaging and navigation while driving. Consumers may be enthusiastic about this in-car technology, but auto safety experts are concerned about its contribution to distracted …

10M Messages Were Sent on WeChat In One Minute On Chinese New Year Eve

Exactly how popular is messaging service WeChat in China? Well, statistics released yesterday by the team behind Weixin, the version of WeChat available in the country, reveal that a whopping 10 million messages were sent in one minute at peak on the eve of Chinese New Year (hat/tip Tech in …

Apple Said To Be Exploring Alternative Power-Charging For iWatch

More light has been shed on Apple’s much-speculated efforts to develop a smartwatch — the New York Times reports that the company is testing various alternative power-charging methods for its wearable device as it seeks to overcome the limitations imposed by battery life.<p>The NYT says that one of …

GoDaddy changing security policy after infamous social engineering attack on @N

Naoki Hiroshima’s scary tale of losing his single-character Twitter handle has captivated the internet over the last few days. First, we heard the story of how Naoki was held ransom for the rare handle, then GoDaddy admitted it was partially responsible for giving out details that lead to the …

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update Gets Leaked

Microsoft is said to be releasing an interim update to Windows 8.1 before its BUILD conference which will be held in April this year — and now an early build has been leaked.<p>The Verge reports that the leaked build includes a number of improvements to the keyboard and mouse experience in Windows …

Today in iWatch Rumors: 1.5-inch curved screen, LG Exclusivity

You know what 2014 hasn’t had enough of so far?… iWatch Rumors. But we’re here to fix that! According to Korean site DDaily, Apple’s rumored …

How Asian dating sites cracked your biggest complaint—everyone lies online

Online dating site OKCupid has found an inexplicable number of men happen to be exactly six feet tall and there are four times as many people who claim to earn $100,000 per year as there should be. False advertising, or misrepresentation, is standard in any marketplace; the dating market is no …

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DataWind’s $38 Tablet Is Turning the World Upside Down

Over the past couple years, DataWind has been up-ending the emerging tablet market with its budget Aakash and Ubislate tablets, which sell for as low as $38. At CES last week, we spoke to DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli about the company’s recent expansion to the US, UK, and Canada and its plan to …

Apps Rule The Phone, But The Mobile Web Is Still Alive And Well

But mobile Web apps have improved. And the use of Web technologies like HTML5 and Javascript for app development can complement native platforms. It's not an either/or choice.<p>Mobile Web apps built around HTML5 are equivalent to feature-rich desktop Web apps like Gmail. They can be accessed through …

The power of tears: Why Google has its eye on smart contact lenses

When the cronut craze swept across New York in early spring of last year, the only major inconvenience associated with Dominique Ansel's novel culinary confection was the pain of waiting in line to get it. For a responsible person living with Type 1 (or Type 2) diabetes, like my good friend Cara, …

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that …

Billionaire David Chow's Macau Legend To Raise $174 Mln; Japan's Dynam Adds Shares

Macau Legend Development , the Hong Kong-listed Macau casino and hotel operator led by billionaire David Chow, plans take advantage of the tripling of its share price since its IPO last year and sell a 2.9% stake to help finance expansion and ongoing operations.<p>The company plans to sell 188 million …

Zuli’s Smartplugs Turn Your Phone Into The Proximity-Based Switch For The Connected Home

A recent Kickstarter project called the Zuli Smartplug makes each of your power outlets intelligent thanks to Bluetooth low-energy, along with remote control from a smartphone, proximity triggering and scheduling, too. It’s sort of like what you maybe have been hearing about with Apple’s iBeacons, …

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

7 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business in 2014

If your New Year’s resolutions include quitting your job and starting a business, you’re not alone. What could be more fulfilling than calling the …