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Katy Perry (In Any Language)

Katy Perry, whose latest album, <i>Prism</i>, came out in October, is a global pop star with subtext. Like many of her songs, her current hit “Roar,” which topped the American charts (the video garnered 35 million views on YouTube within the first three days of the single’s release), is an anthem with …

Meet the Choreographer Behind Rick Owens' Shocking Step Show

Image: Imaxtree.com/Matteo Volta<p>Just in case you haven't checked your Twitter feed or ELLE.com's breaking Paris Fashion Week coverage, here's the big news from the City of Light: Rick Owens broke the fashion mold yesterday by taking over the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy—a multi-level arena …

Google Research shows off new way to 'virtually project' your smartphone onto any display

Google has long been fascinated by sharing content between screens: the new Chromecast dongle is focused on that functionality, as is older software like Chrome tab sync, the YouTube Leanback remote, and the Chrome to Phone extension. Now there's a new project out of the company's research arm that …

Beats Electronics unplugs HTC with $265 million share buyback

Looks like the rumors were true. HTC announced today that Beats Electronics will buy back the remaining 25 percent stake it had in the headphone maker for $265 million, all but bringing to an end a two-year partnership that has never really worked out. It's quite a bit of cash for HTC, after it …

T-Mobile Says BlackBerrys Will No Longer Be Sold At Retail Locations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc, the No. 4 U.S. wireless service provider, plans to stop carrying BlackBerry Ltd smartphones in its stores and instead ship the devices directly, according to an executive for the company.<p>David Carey, executive vice president for corporate services told Reuters …

EU wants all companies, ahem Apple, to use standard charger

A European Parliament committee unanimously voted to require all phone makers to sell the same type of charger. While most companies already provide the standard Micro-USB connectors, Apple doesn't.<p>The European Union has been pushing for a universal cell phone charger for years, and on Thursday it …

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China Approves Plan To Lift 13-Year Game Console Ban

China has officially approved plans to lift a 13-year ban on the sales of video game consoles in the country, heralding in a huge market for game console developers such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft.<p>The move to lift the ban is part of the plans that the State Council has approved for the …

Google's Open Project mirrors Android apps on any connected touchscreen

Sure, Google already has Chromecast for throwing websites and media to big screens. The company's engineers believe they can go one better, however, with something called the Open Project framework. It's an effort to find a standardized way of mirroring not only content, but also touch inputs on a …

Sony’s not even going to bother selling its new e-reader in the United States

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Probably a good thing because nobody was going to buy it anyway: Sony (s SNE) is not going to sell its new e-reader, the …

Intel Capital throws money at Recon Instruments, hints at wearable war with Google

If you thought that Google Glass was the only wearable backed by one of tech's mega corporations, think again. Intel's investment arm has now ponied up a "significant" investment into Recon Instruments, makers of the Jet heads-up display for extreme sports. While neither party has disclosed how …

1500 senior execs name Apple most innovative company in the world 9th year running

The Boston Consulting Group’s annual list of the world’s most innovative companies has again named Apple as the leader of the pack, a position it has held since the survey began in 2005.<p>The list is based on a survey of 1500 senior execs across a range of industries, with five criteria applied:<p>The …

Hotel Booking App JustBook Pivots Slightly Away From HotelTonight Model As It Aims To Conquer The U.S.

Is there enough growth in the last-minute or same-day hotel booking app space? With HotelTonight raising $45 million in Series D funding earlier this month, the consensus amongst the Silicon Valley investment community would appear to say yes. But one player, Berlin-headquarted JustBook, which is …

iOS 7 apps are prettier, but are they better?

A few new apps prove beauty doesn't have to be skin deep<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive loves to preach about how design isn’t just how something looks, but how it works. Yet, in the first wave of app updates for iOS 7, most developers seem to have simply given their apps a facelift to match Apple’s …

We’re All Narcissists Now, And That’s A Good Thing

Constant posting of the details of our lives might seem self-centered, but it’s created a new “caring economy,” exposing us to new opportunities to make a difference. So maybe it’s worth it.<p>You open up your Facebook newsfeed to a deluge of engagement ring photos, political slap-fights, …

Push.co: A Smart, Social New Take on Push Notifications

The clever folk at TNW Labs think a lot about how to help you receive new information fast, and share it fast too. That thinking has resulted in a new app that we’re launching today, Push.co.<p>This new iOS app offers a way to receive news and other notifications via push notifications, browse them …

Google Glass goes on a roadtrip

In an effort to get non-geeks interested, Google will shortly be bringing its high-tech gear to a US city near you<p>"Wanna try Glass? Damn right you do. Just kidding... but seriously if you do want to, we're going to start bringing Glass to cities across the US so you can give it a spin."<p>That's how …

A camera for your cameraphone: Sony Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 review

Celebrity sightings are a rite of passage in New York City, and there are famous people everywhere. Yet in all my time here, the best I’d done was the empty Gotham PD cars strewn all over Wall Street between <i>Dark Knight</i> takes. But in the last two weeks, my luck changed.<p>First I saw Paul Rudd, walking …

Study: Children Reading Fewer Books, Down 8% From 2012

The Harry Potter series is wildly entertaining, but so is Angry Birds, Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube Justin Bieber re-enactments, texting, Halo, <i>The Disney Channel</i>, <i>Transformers 3</i>, and a consumer flying drone.<p>Books have a lot more competition these days, and a new study from Nielsen Books suggests that …

Ballmer bids tearful farewell to Microsoft, promises it will 'deliver the next big thing'

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer bid farewell to employees today at his final company meeting as CEO. After announcing his intentions to retire within the next 12 months, Ballmer's speech today was clearly an emotional moment for him personally. According to sources familiar with the meeting, Ballmer told …

Simple Split Testing Techniques To Improve Your Website

Many small businesses that get leads through internet marketing efforts could improve their conversion rates by optimizing their landing pages. The most effective way to do so is to split test your landing pages and see how your traffic reacts to different elements on your page.<p>I have been doing a …

Shared.Com Takes On Mega, Dropbox With 100GB Of Free Storage Space

Share Media is a four-person, bootstrapped company that aims to take on Kim Dotcom. Their service, basically a way to drag and drop files and instantly share them with others, offers 100GB free with a file size limit of 2GB. As of this writing Kim Dotcom’s Mega has an upward limit of 50GB of …