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Seagate Debuts iOS-Compatible Storage Option, Personal Cloud and Ultra-Thin Portable Hard Drive

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, tech companies often take the opportunity to unveil new products. Well-known data storage company Seagate is no exception, and is introducing three impressive new products at the show.<p>The new 500GB Seagate Wireless portable hard drive is the …

Polar's new tracker will help you reach your fitness goals without breaking the bank

The new Polar A300 fitness watch, announced at CES 2015, can track your daily activities and provide smart coaching.<p>Polar at the International CES trade show has announced a new dedicated fitness watch with all-day activity tracking. The A300 is a cousin to the M400, a well received product on CNET …

Wearable Tech

Google can predict a movie's success before release

Google has already proven surprisingly adept at predicting Oscar winners with search data, and now it says it's figured out how to predict box office results too. With between 90 and 92 percent accuracy, Google can tell how much money any picture will make during its first two weeks in theaters — …

Apple files ‘iMoney’ patent for virtual currency, digital wallet, and … free stuff

Who needs money when you can have iMoney?<p>Apple has applied for a patent on a combined virtual currency and digital wallet technology that would allow you to store money in the cloud, make payments with your iPhone, and — just maybe — communicate with point-of-sale terminals via NFC.<p>Not to mention …

Google patents eye tracking to unlock display screens

Google Glass wearers will only need a flicker of the eye to unlock their display screens under plans described in a Google patent for eye tracking.<p>The eye tracking system, a form of wearable technology, will allow anyone wearing the device to look at a moving object on the glasses' projected screen …

The Cheap iPhone Is Reportedly Coming In Five Colors, We Really Hope It Looks Like This

It's supposedly going to have a plastic casing and look similar to the iPhone 5, but with more rounded corners.<p>We don't know what it's going to look like, but really want Apple to make it look like these gorgeous concept designs from Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni.<p>They created a look that recalls …

When Will Our Mobile Devices Get to Work?

Despite the explosion in the number of smartphones and tablets out there, most of us still need a desktop or laptop to get our work done. When will that change? We asked consumer tech experts to gaze into our future of portable work.<p><b>You're about to head out on long business</b> trip or extended working …

Another Handy-Sounding Smartwatch Just Beat Apple To Market

The smart watch, on display at the Computex trade fair in Taipei, comes amid rumours of an Apple "iWatch" device to be worn on the wrist, and amid ongoing hype around Google's pioneering Glass.<p>Developed by Taiwanese company Sonostar Inc, it can access the layouts of 30,000 golf courses around the …

Talk geeky to me: Technology helps Silicon Valley sex workers

The oldest profession is getting a leg up from the latest technologies.<p>Sex work in Silicon Valley is booming because of an influx of engineers and programmers looking for a quick bang for their buck at the end of a long workday.<p>Mobile apps like charge card-swiper Square make it easier to charge …

What the future of mobile keyboards will look like

<i>Parham Aarabi is a professor at the University of Toronto and CEO of ModiFace. We’ll be talking about mobile user experience and more at VentureBeat MobileBeat conference in San Francisco, Calif. July 9-10.</i><p>It’s the one thing that we do most on mobile devices that often is the most annoying: typing. …

Android Users Spend Significantly Less Time On Apps

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile industry news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers.</i><p><b>Three Reasons Why iOS Owners Use Their Devices More (ReadWrite)</b><br>The Flurry report also posits three …

Mobile

The digital-wallet business is rough — just ask Google

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Today, a report from Businessweek showed the cracks in one of Google’s most spirited and cutting-edge products. …

Google patents new facial recognition technology to let users unlock phones with a wink and a smile

Google first implemented face-unlock in ICS, and since then, it's been hard at work improving the feature and acquiring new IP related to it. Last fall, the search giant patented a way for multiple users to use face-unlock on a single device. This week it obtained a new patent for a method that …

Bigger iPhone 6 coming; iPad Mini Retina delayed, Citi says

An iPhone 6 with a larger screen may be coming early next year, while the iPad Mini Retina may be pushed further out, says Citi Research.<p>A big-screen iPhone 6 should show up next year while the highly anticipated iPad Mini Retina may be delayed until the fourth quarter, according to Citi …

iPad Mini

Apple’s legendary adman Lee Clow talks about Steve Jobs and branding Apple [video]

BI notes that Clow, who has been making Apple ads since the 80s, shared some memories from his 30-year relationship with Jobs at a PTTOW! summit.

Apple Files Patent For Tech That Would Let You Pay For Anything With Your Mobile Device

(Thanks to Peter Kafka for tweeting the application.)<p>You can read the whole thing here, but it's really wonky and boring.<p>All you need to know is this: Apple would like to patent the technology that lets you pay for stuff by tapping your phone to a special pad. It also explains that offers and …

Mobile Payments

Google eyes two-story Oregon data center design to maximize efficiency

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google (s goog) is looking up for an expansion of its first wholly owned and operated data center facility, in …

Apple announces iWork for iCloud, new apps for Mac and iOS coming later this year

Confirming our earlier suspicions, Apple today showed off some new features for its iWork suite of apps, which includes both Mac and iOS versions of the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps. While Apple confirmed that new versions of the apps for Mac and iOS would be coming later in the year, it spent …

With next-gen Intel chip, new Apple MacBook Air provides all-day battery life

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Apple(s aapl) revamped its MacBook Air lineup on Monday, saying that new devices will run on Intel’s(s intc) 4th-generation …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Just Threw A Zinger At Microsoft Windows

If anyone thinks that Apple has stopped looking over its shoulder at its old rival, Microsoft, Tim Cook put that to rest this morning.<p>Speaking at the Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference in San Francisco, Cook pointed out that Apple's Mac business is growing faster than Windows PC: 15% versus …

Selling

iOS 7 to include standardized game controller support

For the first time since Apple opened the App Store in 2008, it’s explicitly opening up iOS to hardware game controllers, enabling console-like gaming experiences to be powered by its mobile devices. The implications are big: game developers will be able to target all controllers that conform to …

So, what happens to Passbook in iOS 7?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>At WWDC 2012, Passbook was called a “key feature” of iOS 6. A year later, the Apple keynote went by without a single mention …

Why Apple Killed Genius For Apps, And What’s Next For The App Store’s Long Tail

Apple is no longer offering the “Genius” feature as a way to surface and discover new mobile applications in the iOS App Store in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7. Instead, the spot that used to belong to “Genius” now goes to “Near Me,” a new feature demoed during …

Apple iOS 7 supports Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 for next-gen network roaming

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Apple(s aapl) didn’t get a chance to show every new iOS 7 feature on Monday at its WWDC event, but in typical fashion it did …

Apple Announces 2013 Design Awards, Winning Apps Include 'Letterpress' and 'Evernote'

Apple has announced the winners of its annual Apple Design Awards at WWDC, highlighting an array of apps from utilities to games on both iOS and the Mac. Apple's Design Awards were created to recognize apps that "raise the bar in design, technology, and innovation."<p><b>iPhone and iPad</b><br>- Yahoo! Weather<br>- …

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Incredible App Store Revenues

<i>This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here.</i><p>Apple announced at its big WWDC keynote yesterday that it has paid out $10 billion to developers since its App Store for the iPhone …

App Store

Nokia and Microsoft 'working even closer,' will have something to show us soon

At a UK briefing for Nokia's incoming Lumia 925, the company revealed that it's continuing to deepen its relationship with Microsoft. Nokia UK's Ray Haddow said that it was "working even closer" with Redmond and that we can expect to see the fruits of this pairing "in the next few weeks." While …

Cloud computing saves energy, and here’s the data to show it

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Moving companies’ software — for things like email, CRM, word processing and spreadsheets — into the cloud could save enough …