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Apple will show a lot more than iPhones at its September event

In just a few days, Apple will hold its annual iPhone event in San Francisco.<p>And although we're not expecting any announcements on the scale of the …

How IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad's bizarrely frugal habits and 'disagreeable' personality trait made him one of the richest self-made billionaires

With a net worth of $48.1 billion at its height, he was one of the world's richest self-made billionaires.<p>If you ask Malcolm Gladwell, whose books have been read by millions of people, Kamprad succeeded thanks to an often-unpopular personality trait: disagreeableness, and not caring if people …

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

Press Release<p>Orlando, Fla. , October 8, 2014 View All Press Releases<p>Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015<p>Analysts …

These smart power switches let you use Siri to turn on anything in your home

iDevices' Switch and iHome's SmartPlug are among the first HomeKit products<p>Back in June, Apple announced plans to let your iPhone start controlling smart home products, and here at CES 2015, we're finally starting to see some products that it can control. iDevices' Switch (seen above) and iHome's …

Thermostats were just the start! 5 smart-home trends we expect to see in 2015

With 2014 almost over, we thought we’d look forward instead of looking back. Sure, the year brought us lots of crazy, cool tech, but the annual …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet vs. PayPal

Apple and retail partners prepare for launch of Apple Pay

It's almost time to start paying for things with your iPhone 6 instead of plastic. Last month, Apple said its Apple Pay mobile payments service would launch in October, and new information suggests that the anticipated debut is fast approaching. <i>9to5Mac</i> reports that Apple is preparing its retail …

Jony Ive Thinks Apple Copycats Are Lazy Thieves

Jony Ive — Apple's senior vice president of design and one of the minds behind its products' signature look — realizes that his work is often …

Touch+ turns any surface into a gesture controller for your PC

Haptix (now Ractiv) promised a cheap sensor that would turn any surface into a multi-touch PC controller, and it's making good on its word today by shipping the device worldwide. The $75 add-on has received a new Touch+ name and a sleek redesign, but it otherwise uses the same basic concepts we saw …

Ringly introduces new iPhone-connected smart ring

New startup Ringly seeks to help solve a problem that many busy women have: missing important phone calls, texts or notifications because they cannot hear their phone go off in their purse, or find the phone quickly enough to get to it. Personally, I’ve run into this problem several times.<p>Ringly’s …

A Look at How Women Grocery Shop

These days, ladies are all about the labels in the grocery store. With the help of mobile devices and coupons, they tend toward the healthiest food …

Mobile Devices

How the iPhone Was Created By A ‘Cluster of Assholes’

When he set out to create the iPhone, Steve Jobs deliberately picked engineers with no mobile phone industry experience because he didn’t want Apple’s smartphone to be “tainted” by old ideas about what could and could not be achieved, says a former software engineer who worked on the project.<p>“We …

Technology paves way for experiential shopping: are retailers ready?

The potential for augmented reality technology to enhance the physical shopping experience is already being demonstrated in a number of different ways. However, widespread adoption by major retailers is dependent on a number of contributing factors that must work together in order to drive both …

ScraperWiki

QuickCode is the new name for the original ScraperWiki product. We renamed it, as it isn’t a wiki or just for scraping any more.<p>It’s a Python and R …

The week in big data on Twitter, visualized

I decided to play around a little more with ScraperWiki this week to see what people were talking about when they talked about big data on Twitter. …