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China, not Silicon Valley, leads world in mobile technology

by Paul Mozur<p>Messaging services Snapchat and Kik use barcodes that look like drunken checkerboards to connect people and share information with a …

This portable 6,700 mAh battery is also a 64GB flash drive for your iPhone or Android

No matter which smartphone you own, be it an iPhone or the latest Android phone, there’s always one thing that’s universally true: you wish the …

How the Fujifilm X-Pro2 Was Designed for ‘Decisive Usability’

Digital cameras are notoriously difficult to design and get right. Where do you start? Who is the customer? What features do you include on the …

Mockups

How Samsung out-designed Apple

What started years ago as a generation of large, chunky phones, is now almost unrecognizable to any fan of Samsung's Note series. It has a bigger screen than the iPhone 6s Plus, yet it's more svelte and pocketable. And it features that gorgeous curved screen Samsung pioneered a little over a year …

Phones

Apple Unveiled iOS 10 and It Will Totally Change Your iPhone

Forget the iPhone 7, your existing phone is getting a serious upgrade.<p>Just as expected, Apple has used its WWDC 2016 keynote to unveil iOS 10, the future of iPhone and iPads across the land.<p>Landing alongside new watchOS 3 and macOS Sierra launches, the new mobile-friendly software will debut later …

Apple overhauls watchOS with new UI and faster app launching

Today at WWDC, Apple launched the third version of watchOS, and it’s all about speed. The beta release is going out today to developers, and to all users in the fall.<p>Speed<p>The company is really touting how fast apps will now run, a much needed improvement from the lagginess of the first and second …

Video: SpotMini robot will clean up your house — when it’s not slipping on banana peels

The latest robot dog-like thing from Boston Dynamics — that we would totally want but be totally afraid of — is called SpotMini and in the the last …

What It Was Like to Be Photographed by Bill Cunningham

<i>This article was first published in 2002.</i><p>He calls grown-up women child, and his coterie of young friends muffin. Bill Cunningham has been a habitual presence on the streets of New York for nearly 50 years, and Paris and London know him, too. But as a subject, he has been elusive, a shadow on the …

Which Video Content Channels Should Your Brand Invest In?

Video content is exploding right now, and everyone wants to get in on the game.<p>Amazon is launching its own take on YouTube. Spotify wants to become …

Amazon Video's traffic is spiking, which means internet video is now ruled by three big firms

Amazon’s video servers are working a lot harder these days. Amazon Video has now become the third-largest source of peak internet traffic in North America, behind longtime leaders Netflix and YouTube, according to new research by traffic analysis firm Sandvine.<p>Amazon Video’s climb to third place …

Amazon Video

vegan raspberry coconut milk ice cream

There’s simply no such thing as too much ice cream in our books. But, if you want to go for quality over quantity and whip up something seriously …

Dessert

salted caramel cheesecake

There’s scrumptious, then there’s enter-my-gob-immediately-thank-you. And we definitely think this cake from Hey Modest Marce falls into the latter …

Apple readying new external 5K Display as current model goes out of stock, may feature integrated GPU

<b>Update</b>: No new Apple display at WWDC … timing unclear but integrated GPU next-gen Apple Display is still in development.<p>The current $999 (!) Thunderbolt Display is showing its age to put it mildly, now significantly overshadowed by Retina MacBooks and iMacs in terms of screen resolution and …

Apple

This iPhone case allows users to run Android or iOS

Nick Lee is tired of hearing the same tired Android vs iOS argument. Unlike most of us, he didn’t just write the other side off as an idiot, he did something about it.<p>Lee, the CTO of mobile development firm Tendigi, spent some 45 hours building a case that got around some of the technical …

15 Apple inventions that show how the company is crafting the future

Just this past year, the US Patent and Trademark Office has published thousands of patents that Apple has both applied for and been granted.<p>In 2015 alone, it was granted 1,938 patents.<p>Of course, a patent never guarantees a product — often, published patents or applications are merely proof that a …

Inventions

Cheers! 11 Boozy Desserts You Need To Make

From Baileys Cheesecake Brownies to Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding, these boozy desserts are guaranteed to be the life of the party. They won't make anyone tipsy, but they sure are fun.<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies (Baileys Irish Cream)</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, these brownies with …

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again - Pocket-lint

"It is the best iPhone yet", proclaimed Tim Cook on the stage at Apple's Special Event in San Francisco at the beginning of the September last …

This Simple Plugin Lets You Post to Instagram Directly from Lightroom

Instagram may be seeing a big dip in engagement, but plenty of photographers still rely on the service to bring in business. Now, thanks to the …

These stylish Star Wars iPhone cases are made with gold-plated circuit lines

There might be a lot of Star Wars phone cases out there, but there's none that do what these ones from Osaka-based Denshi Gihans do.<p>Part artistically rendered blueprint and part functional circuit board, Denshi Gihan uses gold-plated circuit lines to design a fully functional board in the shape of …

Airobotics raises $28.5M to pursue autonomous drone platforms for heavy industry

Drones have numerous applications in security, inspection, and other major roles at industrial facilities, but in many cases manual control is still the standard. Tel Aviv-based Airobotics aims to automate the process as an alternative to costly and involved human pilots, and has raised $28.5 …

Microsoft Launches 'Flow' Workflow Service Management App for iOS

Microsoft yesterday launched a management app for its online workflow service and IFTTT competitor, called Flow.<p>For those unfamiliar with the idea, services like IFTTT let you connect different digital platforms and automate actions between them, like having all Gmail attachments save to a Dropbox …

Apps

Netflix Wants to Pay You to Travel and Photograph Food

Time to up your Instagram game.<p>It’s easy to poke fun at the people in restaurants who document their meals, but maybe they are just practicing for …

VNYL's wireless turntable lets your pals follow along on Spotify

Perhaps you've heard of VNYL: the $39 record subscription service that sends you three new albums a month based on your musical tastes. After offering the vinyl aspect of the audio equation, the company is looking to provide the gear you'll need to spin those records, too. TRNTBL (we should've seen …

Turntables

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in …

In run-up to iPhone 7, Nikkei reports Apple moving to 3-year major iPhone refresh cycle

Japanese newspaper <i>Nikkei</i> is claiming that Apple is moving from a tick-tock cycle with a major iPhone refresh every two years to a three-year cycle.<p>Apple will likely take three years between full-model changes of its iPhone devices, a year longer than the current cycle. In a typical two-year term, …

Vinaya's emotion-tracking bracelet smashed its $100,000 crowdfunding target in 41 hours

The Shoreditch company is raising money for its "Zenta" bracelet, which is designed to help people track their emotions.<p>Vinaya launched the Zenta device on Indiegogo on June 1 and by Friday evening over 250 investors had backed the product with $114,868 (£78,000.) The campaign will finish on June …

Wearable Tech

Snapchat secretly acquires Seene, a computer vision startup that lets mobile users make 3D selfies

Snapchat has acquired 3D photo app maker Seene (also known as Obvious Engineering) a couple of months ago, TechCrunch has learned.<p>Seene lets you capture 3D models from your phone with a simple smartphone camera. Snapchat could use Seene’s format for a brand new category of selfie lenses, a new 3D …

Snapchat video ads outperform other social media platforms

A new white paper about the effectiveness of video ads on different platforms illustrates the ascendancy of Snapchat over the competition, according to research conducted by MediaScienceLabs and commissioned by Snapchat.<p>The study observed the usage behaviors of 320 participants on one or more of …

Social Media

Twitter has invested in music streaming service SoundCloud

Twitter wanted to buy the company a couple years ago; now it has invested $70 million instead.<p>Two years ago Twitter thought about buying SoundCloud, but ended up walking away from the music service.<p>Now Twitter has bought a piece of SoundCloud instead.<p>Twitter has invested around $70 million in the …

Snapchat owns up to copying filter designs from makeup artists

Snapchat tacitly admitted that its employees copied popular designs from online makeup artists to use in its photo filters. The admission came after a story in <i>The Ringer</i> detailed the close resemblance between Snapchat filters and the artwork of designers on Instagram, YouTube, and other social …