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Why tech-savvy Indians are mad at Mark Zuckerberg

Free access to the Internet might sound like a nice holiday gift — especially in developing countries, where billions of people still can’t get on the web.<p>But in India, when Facebook tried to give away limited Internet access through its “Free Basics” app, activists said they didn’t want it. In …

Internet

Two College Friends Raise $13 Million To Build India's First High Speed Electric Scooter

Last year, Delhi took the honor of becoming the world’s most polluted city. The number of air pollution-related illnesses globally has been on the rise. In India, the reasons are apparent: cars, industrial fumes, burning of garbage and agricultural waste.<p>Delhi’s traffic is no laughing matter. To …

India

Airbnb, Tesla partner to make road trips easier for Model S owners

Tesla Motors has invested millions of dollars into its superchargers—a growing network of nearly 500 fast-charging stations—to make long-distance …

Electric Vehicles

Here's what to expect from the next iPhone's camera, according to a person who's making it

The camera on the next iPhone will have a bigger sensor that can take in more light, and a lens that's designed to work with that improved sensor.<p>This means we can expect the iPhone 6S to capture higher-quality photos than the iPhone 6.<p>Apple is currently ordering suppliers to produce five-element …

Mobile Photography

Is This Psychedelic iOS Keyboard The Craziest UI In Design History?

WHAT IS THIS…I DON’T EVEN…WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEE????<p>On December 16, 1997, an episode of the popular animated series <i>Pokemon</i> aired in Japan, during which the lovable electric gopher Pikachu spent a few minutes frenetically blasting rainbow-hued missiles out of the air with his rapid-fire …

Cotton Candy

Walgreens Memo Leak Hints at Oct. 18 for Apple Pay Launch

Hints cropped up last week that Apple Pay might make its debut on October 20, but a newly discovered memo indicates that it may launch even sooner.<p>In …

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited time (save $56!)

Thursday is a new day and with it, new paid iPhone and iPad apps have been made available for free for a limited time. Solid paid apps on sale for …

Many retailers currently have no plans to implement Apple Pay, but that’s no reason to start worrying

When announcing Apple Pay last month, Apple showed off a list of launch partners that would be putting the NFC-powered iPhone payment system to work in October, including McDonald’s, Nike, and Macy’s. However, the Daily Dot has compiled a list of businesses that don’t currently have plans to adopt …

Apple Details iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Repair Costs If It’s Out of Warranty

Recently, Apple announced the out-of-warranty repair costs for its latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It’s not as cheap as you might think so it’s …

This Is What It Was Like Standing In Line To Buy An iPhone 6

A quick note: Hours before the iPhone 6 became available, I <i>accidentally</i> took a test run to the Verizon store in New York City's Financial District. It was one of the weirder experiences of my life. In the end, the story is pretty embarrassing, but it's here if you'd like to read it.

Mobile Technology

9 Ways To Reuse Your Old iPhone Now That You've Got The iPhone 6

If you haven't traded it in or sold it just yet, there are tons of ways to repurpose your aging phone.<p>Remember, smartphones are just miniature computers, which means there's a lot you can do with them even if your phone isn't activated or connected to the Internet. Don't let it get dusty in your …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 6 design debate gets testy

Speculating on what the 'iPhone 6' will look like is dicey and, as a consequence, highly debatable.<p>With new "iPhone 6" mockups surfacing daily, the Apple faithful can get testy about pushing their vision of the sight-unseen device.<p>The latest kerfuffle came this week after Japan's Nihon Keizai …

Mobile Technology

Korean Government Orders Apple and Google to Change 'No-Refund' App Store Policies

Apple and Google have been ordered by South Korea's Fair Trade Commission to revise their "no-refund" app store policies in addition to a number of other provisions, reports <i>The Korea Herald</i>. In response to the ruling, Apple reportedly stated that it would consider applying a revised App Store …

Google Play is now Google's biggest cash maker after advertising

It’s only been two years since Android Market was officially replaced with the re-branded Google Play store, and it’s been a wild ride for the company and its app store. With Android kicking butt and taking names, it was only a matter of time before Google Play became one of Google’s most …

Google Play

EU Regulators Expected to Decide on Apple's Acquisition of Beats By July 30

Apple's proposed acquisition of Beats Electronics is facing its first regulatory hurdle after the Cupertino company announced the deal last month. As reported by <i>Reuters</i>, European Union's Antitrust Commission is expected to make a decision on the purchase by July 30.<p>The EU regulators can approve the …

EU regulators plan to decide on Apple’s Beats deal by July 30th

Before the Apple and Beats marriage can really be official, the two companies must first gain regulatory approval from various governing bodies where the companies conduct business. Apple included the following expectation in its official press release announcing the deal: <i>Subject to regulatory</i> …

Samsung second-quarter earnings 'not that good,' CFO says

Increased competition in key markets is hurting Samsung's overall financial performance, according to a new report.<p>Samsung's chief financial officer warned that the South Korean electronics giant's second-quarter financial results may be disappointing.<p>Speaking to reporters on his way to an internal …

Profit

Apple will replace your iPhone 5's faulty power button for free

If you've noticed that your iPhone 5's sleep/wake button isn't working reliably, you're not alone -- and you'll be glad to hear that Apple is doing something about it. The company has started a free program in Canada and the US (worldwide on May 2nd) that will replace buttons on phones made through …

San Diego

Mark Zuckerberg’s views on anonymity seem to be evolving, and that’s a good thing

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / lofilolo<p>For some time now, Facebook (s fb) co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been the poster boy for “real …

Twitter now shows emoji characters on the web

There's a good chance that some of your smartphone-toting friends use emoji to express themselves on Twitter -- wouldn't it be nice to see those icons while you're surfing the web? As of today, you can. Twitter has updated its web client to display emoji, giving you all the colorful characters that …

How slime mold can design transportation networks and maybe even transform computing

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Andy Adamtzky<p>The yellow blobs of slime mold normally grow in dark forests, not on computer chips or on gelatinous …

Meet The Entrepreneurs Behind Nigeria’s Startup Revolution

A new generation of tech-savvy youth are trying to remake Nigeria’s economy.<p>Nigerians get sick of the standard narratives about their country. While there’s truth to stories about Internet scams, corruption, and terrorist threats, they don’t fill in the whole picture, and it’s common for Nigerians …

Automatic driving monitor now available for Android

When paired with the Automatic hardware, this app helps drivers save money at the pump and drive more efficiently.<p>After a year of "coming soon" and months of beta-only access, the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant finally gains compatibility with Android phones.<p>The Automatic app for Android will …

Android News

Google Is Trying to Trademark the Word 'Glass'—and It's in Good Company

Apple has tried to trademark "startup." Facebook has tried to trademark "book."<p>This week, the <i>Wall Street</i> <i>Journal</i> reported that Google, which long ago trademarked "Google Glass," is experiencing some difficulty in the next stage of its IP journey: trademarking the word "glass" itself.<p>I know, I …

Android's permissions gap: why has it fallen so far behind Apple's iOS?

Dianne Hackborn, a program manager on the Android framework, says that stopping user control of per-app permissions is 'fixing security holes'. But is it?<p>No piece of technology knows as much about you as your smartphone. It goes where you do, so knows your movements, holds your contacts, your …

How Chipotle is going to serve burritos faster, and faster, and faster

Lines snaking out the door at lunchtime have long been a bottleneck to growth at US burrito chain Chipotle. But the company has a plan—a four-step plan, to be exact.<p>The chain managed to speed up service by six transactions per hour at peak times this past quarter (a significant increase compared to …

Burritos

As artificial intelligence grows, so do ethical concerns

Now that Google is delving even deeper into artificial intelligence, the minds behind "Don't be evil" might face real questions of right and wrong.<p>This week the Mountain View search titan snatched up DeepMind, which develops artificial intelligence software. The price tag and the specifics of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Twitter acquires over 900 patents from IBM after infringement dispute

Like many other tech companies, Twitter has decided to buy some of IBM’s patents rather than go to court.<p>Just days before Twitter’s IPO last November, IBM claimed that Twitter was infringing on three of its patents. And while it sounded like Twitter was gearing up to defend itself, IBM announced …

Airbnb Is Testing Out An Affordable Cleaning Service For Hosts In San Francisco

Peer-to-peer lodgings marketplace Airbnb has been focused on finding ways that it can help its hosts improve the quality of experience for guests that stay in their homes. As part of this effort, the company is trialing a low-cost cleaning service for some hosts on the platform.<p>According to an …