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Some Pebble watches failing to power-up after shutdown

Some Pebble smartwatches are apparently failing to power-up again after being shutdown, as reported by <i>Engadget</i>.<p>Pebble said it’s aware of the issue, which appears to affect only a small number of watches, and is replacing affected watches.<p>Up to Friday, we’ve had 20-30 reports (out of 30,000+ pebbles …

Chevrolet kicks off new ad campaign highlighting Siri Eyes Free feature in 2013 Sonic

GM announced in November 2012 that it would bring the Siri’s Eyes Free feature to the Chevy Sonic and Spark vehicles in 2013, and it officially became the first company last month to offer the enhanced Siri integration in its vehicles. GM has today kicked off a new marketing campaign to highlight …

Pebble firmware solves bricking issue, but dead watches need replacement

The issue with some Pebble smartwatches not restarting after shutdown has been resolved with new firmware. However, if your watch is already bricked and following the instructions here doesn’t resolve it, you’ll need to return your watch for replacement.

How much does T-Mobile’s contract-free iPhone plan save over two years?

Now that T-Mobile offers the iPhone, how do the four national carriers compare in terms of costs? A couple of websites have done the sums.<p>Our friends over at Zagg did a blog post that suggested three of the four networks come out at exactly the same annual cost when attempting to get as close as …

iCloud fails to ‘just work’ for third-party apps, complain developers

When your third-party iOS app fails to properly sync data between devices, the problem may lay with Apple and not the app, say developers in conversation with <i>The Verge</i>.<p>Developers complain that two years in, iCloud is still “a developer’s worst nightmare” as Apple has failed to properly integrate …

Twitter's Revenue Forecast Jumps Again, This Time to Almost $1 Billion

Twitter’s advertising business is growing so fast, it’s hard to get a handle on.<p>For the second time in six months, eMarketer has revised its revenue estimates for the social messenging service sharply upward, citing rising demand for the kind of native and mobile ad inventory it offers and a …

Tidemark’s Infographics Could Change How Your Business Is Run

Tidemark rolls out infographics that map a company’s profits in microscopic detail, in real time.<p>It’s only been a few months since Tidemark, a bold Andreessen Horowitz-backed business analytics platform, emerged from its beta cocoon. But today, the fledgling company is introducing a new set of …

Google Updates Gmail for iOS – Adds Ability to Swipe Between Messages, More

- Mar 27, 2013<p>Google has released version 2.1 of its Gmail app for iOS, adding swipe controls to allow you to move back and forth between emails …

Did Tencent just build a way around the Great Firewall of China?

Tencent, China’s largest tech company, just launched a multilingual version of its chat platform QQ on Facebook. QQ is the Chinese equivalent of Yahoo Messenger, circa 2003—only it has 800 million active users. And the version of QQ that Tencent made for Facebook isn’t much different: Its core …

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US Congress restricts government purchase of Chinese computer equipment, citing cyber-espionage concerns

The latest US appropriations bill, signed into law just this week, includes a provision that is likely to further raise tensions between the country and China. The provision requires the Department of Justice, Department of Commerce, NASA, and the NSF to perform a formal assessment of risk of …

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square …

Congress Backs Borderless Internet Sales Tax (And So Does Amazon)

The fairy tale of Washington bipartisanship became a reality, if however briefly, as Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate united behind …

Cellphone Towers Disguised as Trees Are a Puzzling Attempt at Aesthetics

With the rapid and lucrative growth in the smartphone industry, we're always told that the world is in our hands. But the infrastructure of that …

Dazzling Light-Up Bike Helmet Helps Launch Dyson's Latest Design Contest

James Dyson found success bringing new ideas into a product category many thought was beyond innovation. Now, his charitable foundation is trying to …

Apple iPhone Landing on T-Mobile April 12 for $99 Down

Author: Christina Bonnington. Christina Bonnington Gear<p>Date of Publication: 03.26.13.<p>Time of Publication: 11:45 am. 11:45 am<p>For years T-Mobile has …

Darpa's Next Drone Could Be a Datalink Between Planes and Ships

The Pentagon's far-out research scientists aren't just trying to build a drone that can operate off the deck of a small warship. They're starting to …

Microsoft Endlessly Disappoints With 'New' Windows Phone Apps

Microsoft has breathlessly announced several new game titles for Windows Phone 8. And once again, Redmond continues to disappoint.<p>But then, we're …

Is the T-Mobile iPhone a Good Deal? | WIRED

• T-Mobile<br>• AT&T<br>• Verizon<br>• Sprint<p>iPhone 5 Models<br>• 16 GB<br>• 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB<br>• 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB<br>• 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB<p>Initial Purchase Price<br>• $100, no contract (also …

The Worst Contracts in the NBA

After uncovering Patient Zero for insane spending, the Sports Guy brings us up to date on basketball's truly atrocious deals<p>Was there a Patient Zero …

Sporting Emotions at the Highest Pitch

Bill Simmons has experienced a lot of emotional sporting events, but nothing like a World Cup soccer qualifier in Mexico City<p><i>Editor’s note: With the</i> …

Mercedes Bringing Tesla-Powered EV to U.S. Next Year

Mercedes-Benz is finally getting into the attainable electric-vehicle game with the B-Class Electric Drive, a compact Benz with a 115-mile range, a …

Flipboard 2.0 Lets You Curate Your Own Stunning Digital Magazines

Flipboard remains one of the most beautiful ways to peruse the day's news, photos and social media sharings. While the first iteration of Flipboard …

Singled out

TOM COBURN, the junior senator from Oklahoma, doesn’t like the idea of paying for political-science research with federal cash. Last week Mr Coburn …

The end of an era?

PAUL KRUGMAN writes:<p>Let me make a broader point: we’ve now seen three island nations around Europe become huge international banking hubs relative to …

Google's Google problem

GOOGLE is killing Google Reader. That may not matter much to many of you; use of Google Reader [a tool, by the way, for reading online content via …

Difference Engine: End the ethanol tax

THE uneasy relationship between America’s corn (maize) farmers and its oil refiners is fraying at the edges. The source of the conflict is the amount …

The aggrieved party

TODAY the Supreme Court heard the first day of oral arguments in a case that could decide the future of gay marriage in America. This comes amidst an …

You’ll never work at home

BIG companies swallow little ones every day. So the purchase on March 25th by Yahoo (annual revenue, $5 billion) of Summly, a British start-up …