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The Watch Business Is Thriving–And It Won’t Be Easy For Apple To Invade It

Wristwatches were always a fashion choice. That’s the main thing standing in the Apple Watch’s way.<p>Once upon a time, mobile phones rendered wristwatches obsolete. Or at least that’s the juicy and convenient narrative that’s been out there in recent years.<p>Now, there is <i>some</i> data suggesting that fewer …

Check Your Pet's Health On Your Smartphone

But first you have to get it to pee into a cup.<p>If you are worried about your pet's health, you take them to a vet. But for those who want a more DIY diagnosis of how a dog or cat is doing, a company called Scanostics has made a device to measures levels of chemicals in urine, as a proxy for health. …

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Drop-Biscuit Pear and Dried Cherry Cobbler

8 Servings<p>Not a big baker? This dessert is for you. The simple topping can be made in one bowl and results in an airy, tender biscuit no matter your skill level.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>pear filling<p>6 medium Bosc pears (about 3 lb.), peeled, cored, cut into ½” pieces<p>1 cup dried tart cherries<p>⅔ …

Sony: Majority of gamers "don't want to buy online right now"

Physical discs aren't going away anytime soon, as most consumers "don't want to buy online right now," PlayStation marketing executive Guy Longworth has told GamesIndustry International.<p>"I think the reality is this: Our digital business is growing fast, and we have incredibly strong partnerships …

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Man rolls $400,000 vintage Bugatti in race, goes for a pint

One of the risks associated with vintage car racing is damaging a rare, priceless piece of automotive history, but we're pretty sure that one recent participant is just happy to be alive. Edmund Burgess, of Lavenham, UK, was participating in the Prescott Speed Hill Climb in Gloucestershire, UK …

DTI Logo

I have a craving to travel to this marvelous house, home invade and refuse to leave. I’m lusting after the steel and glass windows. A truly …

iOS quick tip: Turn on spoken notifications

An iOS feature you may not know about is one where you can have your notifications spoken to you. It’s not Siri EyesFree, which is a mode designed to …

Sony PlayStation 4 at E3 2013: everything you need to know

Sony’s E3 press conference started a full six hours after Microsoft’s ended, plenty of time for everyone to digest the Xbox One’s $499 pricetag, glut of AAA games, and sparse utilization of Kinect and SmartGlass. Now Sony gets the last word, a chance to explain why the PlayStation 4 won’t repeat …

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

Today’s amusing analyst rumors … the iRing is back, and Apple going patent-crazy over iOS 7

Who says analysts can’t be entertaining?<p>Topeka Capital analyst Brian White is back pedalling his iRing theory as a controller for the Apple television. In a report this morning reported by <i>Business Insider</i>, he said that Apple will release it’s HDTV set at the end of the year, and repeated the claim …

Signs point to Apple introducing new music service next week

It’s coming down to the wire: will Apple(s AAPL) have the necessary rights in place by next week in order to launch its planned streaming music …

Mailbox co-founder hints at desktop app

Although Mailbox can play nicely with Gmail on iOS, one of the bigger gaps in its resume is the lack of desktop availability. During a keynote at the DEMO Europe conference, CEO Gentry Underwood hinted that might change soon, saying that a desktop app "is something we have to do in order to stay …

Gmail for iOS updated with sortable inbox and better notifications

Google's updating every part of its Gmail ecosystem this week, and iOS is the latest to get the upgrade. Version 2.3.14159 (an awesome version number Easter egg, by the way) brings the new tabbed inbox to Gmail's mobile interface, though you'll have to enable the new inbox in your desktop Gmail …

Apple releases OS X 10.8.4 with fix for out of order iMessages, Safari 6.0.5 and more

Apple has released OS X 10.8.4 for Mac computers today, and it fixes a host of things, including an annoying bug which caused iMessages to come in out of order in the Messages app.<p>There are a host of other improvements including better Microsoft Exchange support in calendar, a slightly newer …

Goji's Smart Lock snaps pictures, welcomes you by name

Burglars of the future beware: the age of the smart lock is coming. There's no shortage of entries into the space these days -- in fact, it was just under a week ago that we spotted the lovely Yves Behar-designed August lock. Goji's (whoever heard of a company named after a fruit?) got a pretty …

A Tablet Good for Living Room, Bag and Water

In today’s tablet market, one device stands distinctly above all others: Apple’s iPad. With this tablet, Apple did what it always does and created an …

Google Glass monthly update improves photos with HDR, captions

Google has committed to pushing software updates to its Glass headset each month, and a post on Google+ reveals this month's tweaks are focusing on pictures. If you're a fan of using the device for POV shots, it should take better pictures by capturing a sequence of images for improved low-light …

iPhone 4 sales could be blocked in US after Samsung 3G patent victory

Samsung has won a surprise victory in a patent battle with Apple that could see the iPhone 4 and 3G-capable iPad 2 banned from sale in the US.<p>The …

Russian newspaper claims Apple has applied for ‘iWatch’ trademark in the country

While Apple typically uses a shell corporation abroad to register for trademark names of upcoming, unreleased products, Russian newspaper <i>Izvestia</i> (via <i>AppleInsider.ru</i>)reports that the company has filed for the “iWatch” trademark in Russia, further fueling speculation that “iWatch” will be the name …

Mobile Wallet Kuapay Gets An Upgrade, Reaches 600 Locations Through Trials With KFC & Others

Kuapay, a startup offering a consumer mobile wallet application and accompanying loyalty platform for merchants, is rolling out an upgraded version of its mobile app today. The app focuses on improved speed, security and a new user interface that makes it easier for users to track their credit card …

Apple files for 'iWatch' trademark in Russia -- report

Apple has filed for a trademark on the "iWatch" brand in Russia, a new report out of that country claims.<p>Russian newspaper Izvestia reported on Wednesday that Apple filed for the trademark with the country's patent and trademark office, Rospatent. Not surprisingly, the news has sparked more …

NNG intros NavFusion, says it's bringing 'true smartphone integration' to cars

Smartphone integration in cars isn't exactly a novel affair in this day and age, even if it hasn't reached its full potential yet. NNG (formerly Nav N Go), for one, seems to think it could help improve this type of implementation, which is why it's introducing NavFusion. With the newly announced …

Apple still smartphone champ, Android the No. 1 OS, ComScore says

Research firm ComScore has released its latest U.S. smartphone industry report, estimating that Apple remains top of the pile in the smartphone industry with a market share of 39.2 percent.<p>Based on data gathered through the company's MobiLens service -- which harvests user information based on …

Apple Drops New iTunes 11.0.4 With Sign-in, Syncing Fixes

Apple has released a new version of iTunes today, bringing the software to version 11.0.4. The update brings a much needed solution to a bug which would require you to sign in over and over on the iTunes Store.<p>The new iTunes also improves syncing behavior when you move between wireless and wired …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …