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Netflix isn't going to rely on Hollywood to make its TV shows

Netflix nearly single-handedly proved that original programming could work for subscription streaming services, and now it's looking to take the next step by producing new shows completely in-house. According to a report from <i>Bloomberg Business</i>, the company may shoot its new Chelsea Handler talk …

Televisions

Budget iPhone 6c will feature Touch ID and Apple Pay

The rumored 4-inch iPhone 6c will boast an A8 processor, Touch ID and Apple Pay, according to a new report coming out of the Apple supply chain in China.<p>If accurate, this will be a major upgrade from the iPhone 5c, which had an A6 processor and no biometric authentication. A previous report also …

The rise of Apple's Craig Federighi

Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote saw the company announce its very latest mobile and desktop developments, but it also gave one of its executives the chance to shine. While Tim Cook and Eddy Cue appeared at home on the stage, it was Craig Federighi who won plaudits from critics with his natural (and often …

Apple debuts iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, and new Macs: everything you need to know

This year’s WWDC may have started off slow with a nondescript app demo from third-party developer Anki, but the typical barrage of news started soon enough, with major updates to both iOS and OS X only representing part of the press conference. Both operating systems have abandoned nearly all signs …

Twitter users go gaga over OS X Mavericks and iOS 7

The Twittersphere has spoken: Apple's WWDC keynote was full of winners -- and one loser.<p>Apple can still put on a show -- at least according to your tweets. The Twittersphere erupted in utter elation over the unveiling of OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 during Apple's keynote address at its annual …

Social Media

iOS 7 said to feature a new look, new sharing features, and streaming music

WWDC is an annual tradition, and so is the <i>Wall Street Journal's</i> pre-show leaking of what the company is set to announce. This year, the <i>Journal</i> is reporting that Apple will be announcing a new, flatter, skeumorphism-free version of iOS — we've been hearing those rumors for months. But within this …

iRadio Announcement at WWDC Looking Likely After Sony Signs On

<i>AllThingsD</i> briefly reports that Sony Music has agreed to a deal to bring its content to Apple's rumored streaming radio service, informally dubbed "iRadio". The development comes following word that Apple was pushing hard to complete deals in time for an announcement at Apple's Worldwide Developers …

Where are all of Apple's Siri-integrated cars?

Ten months ago, Apple proudly announced nine partners that were signed up to integrate Apple's Siri personal assistant into their cars. BMW, Mercedes, GM, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler, and Honda logos were all projected onto Apple's WWDC screen, with the promise that Siri-integrated …

BlackBerry 10 launch by the numbers: Over 50% returns, 71% of people don’t want under any circumstances, 83% of Americans unaware it even launched (Updated)

Six years after Apple took the smartphone industry by surprise with its release of the iPhone, former market leader BlackBerry Limited, or <i>RIM</i> as it called itself until just recently, launched what some consider to be a true iPhone competitor.<p>The problem is that almost no one has seemed to notice. A …

HTC First review: a Facebook phone that's pure Google at heart

The HTC First is going to be best-known as the pilot "Facebook Phone," shipping with the all-new Facebook Home software running in lieu of a traditional Android phone skin. That would be enough to make it notable, but the First has a couple of other things going for it, things that lots of people …

Mobile phones: 40 years of handsets in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gallery/2013/apr/03/mobile-phones-40-years-handsets<p>720<p>We look back at four decades of innovation, from the …

NYPD introduces strict social media rules for its officers

New guidelines warn officers against actions that could 'undermine their credibility'<p>The New York Police Department this week issued new social media guidelines, outlining in detail what its officers can and cannot post on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. As the <i>New York Daily News</i> reports, the …

Apple in court over Siri patent infringment claim

Apple is dealing with another problem in China and this time it involves its personal assistant program, Siri. A couple of weeks back, Apple had …

Federal agents used Stingray phone location tracker without informing judges

Federal agents regularly used a cellphone location tracking device known as a Stingray without informing judges of their intent to do so, the American Civil Liberties Union revealed in a newly obtained document. The practice of using the device without a search warrant may be ruled on in a case …

Pebble smartwatch review

The Pebble smartwatch is a lot more than just a watch — it’s the latest attempt to turn your wrist into the launchpad for a wearable computing revolution. It’s also the preeminent symbol of the Kickstarter hardware revolution. After 85,000 orders, 10 million crowdfunded dollars, and one or two …

iPad mini review

The iPad mini has arrived — and so has our review. Just last week, Apple introduced the world to the newest member of its wildly successful tablet line, an adorable, diminutive slate with a 7.9-inch display. It even had an adorable ad to show along with it: an iPad mini joining in with a full-sized …

LG Optimus G Pro review

<i>Anything you can do, I can do better...</i><p>LG and Samsung are in the midst of a battle. An epic back-and-forth. A billions-of-dollars tit-for-tat. The two Korean conglomerates, part of the chaebol system that dominates commerce and politics in their home country, are immensely and constantly …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality