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WSJ: Apple struggled to find purpose for Apple Watch after many planned health features were cut, 5 million units ordered

The Wall Street Journal revealed tonight that many of the planned health features that Apple intended to include in its first-generation wearable were cut from the final product.<p>Early reports on the progress of the device’s creation indicated that it would boast an array of sensors for measuring …

Wall Street Journal

Flickr Shows it Could Still Be the Best Photo-Sharing Platform

While I was studying photography in college, Flickr was the best place to store, organize and share photos. Almost everyone with a DSLR used it, poring over photosets and meticulously crafted albums.<p>As smartphones grew in popularity, casual and professional photographers alike adopted …

Apple Reportedly Targeting Late Q3 2014 for 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Launch

As outlined in our feature highlighting Apple's possible product plans for 2014, a number of rumors have suggested Apple may be working on a 12.9-inch iPad model that could launch later this year. The company is allegedly accelerating development on this device in response to Samsung's introduction …

2014 could be the year web browsers replace Photoshop

The language that controls the web’s style—CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets—could be getting a new set of features that will make it the new gold standard for graphic design.These features, collectively known as blending modes, are currently under consideration by the World Wide Web Consortium, the …

Apple Turns To Old iPhone Models, And Lower Prices, To Woo Users In India

Executives at Apple in India are preparing to celebrate passing $1 billion in annual revenue in the country for the first time this financial year.<p>But Apple today remains a small player in India, accounting for less than 2% of all mobile sales in 2013 according to one estimate. In a market where …

Ditch reactors, don't focus on Olympics: Hosokawa quote

Japan should have declined hosting the 2020 Olympics because the country has to focus on what to do about nuclear power, former Prime Minister …

The science behind why we take selfies

<b>The selfie has arguably become the greatest photographic trend of our time. Why are we so interested in taking and sharing selfies and how does observing an image of yourself differ from observing a picture of someone else, asks University College London neuroscientist James Kilner.</b><p>In everyday …

Psychology

Japan WW2 soldier who refused to surrender Hiroo Onoda dies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044869_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518151580_c13a1e7ab0e23ecc541d8bdd0e7c6eb1<p><b>A Japanese soldier who refused to surrender after World War Two ended and spent 29 years in the jungle has died aged 91 in Tokyo.</b><p>Hiroo Onoda remained …

Japan

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

Familiar obstacles stymie change in domestic music industry

While the Japanese music industry ended last year on a promise of change, 2013 has highlighted a few of the ingrained practices that are going to be …

Japanese indie bands to watch out for in 2014

While the Oricon charts tend to look more or less the same (perhaps a little worse) year in year out, the indie scene remains a haven of small …