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GoPro Shares Spike As It Handily Beats Street Estimates

GoPro’s earnings for the third quarter were pretty as a picture for the company’s investors, with earnings coming in above analysts’ expectations<p>For the quarter, GoPro racked up sales of $280 million, up 45.7 percent from the $192.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2013. Adjusting for …

How important is cross-platform support to the Microsoft Band?

I bought my first smartwatch in 2004, having spent around $140 for a Microsoft SPOT Watch. It pre-dated smartphones so the information my watch …

Madefire Updates Motion Book Tool to Add Animation Features

Madefire has added a new and heavily requested feature to its Motion Book Tool for creating interactive digital comics: animated sequences.<p>An update to the tool now lets artists insert short animations (sprites) into their Motion Books. Playback and visibility of those sequences are controlled via …

Next Thursday you can ask Mark Zuckerberg anything

"When so many other features of the site have changed, why is Poking still a thing?" That's the question I'd ask Mark Zuckerberg if I ever had the chance. And next week, I might get an answer. Just about anyone could get a query answered by the Facebook CEO, actually, when he holds the first …

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Artificial intelligence is now affordable. Use it to work smarter

I’m barely old enough to have been taught how to find content the old way – using library directories and the Dewey Decimal System. Things changed quickly during my middle and high school years. By the end of it, I could do <i>almost</i> all my research from one starting point:<p>In college we were encouraged …

What Putin’s Russia and other homophobes around the world are doing with their iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s revelation in Businessweek that he is gay has elicited a generally positive response from around the web, garnered mostly praise from media journalists, and led LGBT rights watchdog group Human Rights Campaign to say that Cook’s “courageous step forward” is destined to “save …

Samsung's all-metal Galaxy A5 and A3 are its slimmest smartphones ever

A unibody metal body, 5-inch AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera, a claim as Samsung's "thinnest smartphone to date" and yet, this isn't a flagship smartphone. Especially for Halloween - or not related at all - the Galaxy A5 and A3 yet more smartphones from Samsung, measuring at 6.7mm and 6.9mm …

Kamcord gameplay recording platform gets into mobile gaming competitions starting w/ SEGA

Kamcord, the mobile gameplay recording platform that offers developers an easy way to implement cross-platform gameplay recording and sharing features, is today announcing its next big push in mobile gaming: competitions.<p>The company realized that its SDK provides a lot of unique opportunities for …

France doesn't know who's flying drones over its nuclear power plants

Seven stations buzzed by UAV in two weeks<p>The French government is investigating a series of unidentified drone flights recently conducted over state-owned nuclear power plants. Unmanned aerial vehicles were spotted over seven different nuclear power plants around the country in a two-week period …

Xcovery Presents Phase 1 Results of X-396 in ALK positive NSCLC at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 31, 2014–<p>Xcovery, a developer of next-generation targeted therapeutics for cancer, presented results at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology from a Phase 1/2 study of X-396, a potent small molecule anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) …

Chinese users can now shop from Alibaba while watching videos on Youku

Alibaba Group and Youku Tudou, the leading Chinese video site in which the former has a stake, jointly announced two programs for online retailers on Alibaba marketplaces to do marketing on the video platform in different ways.<p>View and Buy on Youku, as the name indicates, allows viewers to buy the …

Google wants more services to take advantage of Now and Inbox Highlights

Google has been making it easier for more and more third-party companies to take advantage of its products' features recently. For instance, it's now taking airlines, restaurants and event venues (among others) by the hand, showing them how to use the new Inbox app's Highlights feature to their …

Google Wallet now alerts you when your balance is low

You can't exactly use Google Wallet everywhere you go just yet, but if you do use it often enough to warrant semi-regular transfers from your bank, then you'll love its latest update. Now, you can activate recurring bank transfers, even pick the amount and the schedule (say, once a month or so) you …

This Computerized Harness Might Be The Dog Translator We’ve Been Waiting For

North Carolina State University researchers are developing a two-way system that relies on a dog’s body language.<p>Ever since canids began following us around to sniff at our leftovers, humans have been searching for more efficient ways to communicate with dogs. And, so far at least, a universal …

Why Twitter's new head of product could be the one to fix it

Kevin Weil is the first insider to lead consumer product in years<p>Even in an industry where things move quickly, 2014 has seen a dizzying amount of change for Twitter. In the last 10 months, Twitter has lost: its chief operating officer, its chief financial officer, its head of product, its head of …

Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store

The maker of a popular iOS app and widget, PCalc, which took advantage of iOS 8’s support for Notification Center Widgets, was recently told by Apple that his handy app would be pulled from the App Store due to the fact that “widgets on iOS cannot perform any calculations.” The app’s creator, James …

Get ready to start seeing video ads in your Instagram feed

If people weren't too happy with the first batch of sponsored posts by Instagram, those temper tantrums might reach a new level soon. According to Adweek, the Facebook-owned imaging service is now rolling out video ads to users' feeds, having been quietly testing them for the past six months. So, …

Android co-founder Rubin leaving Google to lead startup incubator

The robots have a new leader.<p>Andy Rubin, who founded Google's Android mobile software, and less than a year ago was tapped to run the company's nascent robotics efforts, is leaving the Internet giant.<p>"I want to wish Andy all the best with what's next," Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement. …

Tim Cook isn't gay for you

Let’s talk about Tim Cook being gay. Or, actually, let’s not talk about it at all. The Apple CEO’s unexpected open letter today, discussing his …

Microsoft's FCC filing hints at a Chromecast rival called Miracast dongle

Microsoft might very well be gearing up to launch a Google Chromecast rival. While the tech giant hasn't announced anything official yet, one of its latest FCC filings details a device codenamed HD-10, which features WiFi, HDMI support and a USB connection. Those three will sound familiar if you …

4 Ways Tim Cook Has Changed Apple as CEO

When Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple’s CEO on August 24, 2011, the company’s future was anything but certain. The tech giant had become the most …

Samsung's first Nook tablet arrives at Barnes & Noble today for $179

Samsung is becoming Barnes & Noble's first partner to create a Nook-branded tablet today with the unveiling and release of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The name is a mouthful, but it basically means that the tablet is a rebranded version of Samsung's existing Galaxy Tab 4 tablet — part of its low-end …

Walmart temporarily cuts 16 GB iPhone 5c price to $.97, iPhone 5s now $79

Walmart has cut the prices of both of the current iPhone models substantially in what looks like some early prep for the iPhone 6, which is expected next month. As noted by Engadget, you’ll be able to get the 16 GB model of the iPhone 5c for only $.97. No, that’s not a typo. The phone is now …

Google Search and YouTube: Targeted Mobile App Install Ads

Google today rolled out new Google Search and YouTube ad offerings globally: developers and advertisers can now promote their app via the two sites. The company will suggest keywords that are already effectively resulting in downloads from the Google Play Store.<p>Google first announced the plans to …

Coming Soon To Snapchat: Commercials

The self-destructing photo app is experimenting with pushing TV and movie clips.<p>When Snapchat turned down a $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook, critics thought it was foolhardy hubris. How could a messaging platform that makes photos and videos disintegrate after a few seconds possibly be worth …

Google Street View Imagery Finally Lands in Indonesia

Google dispatched its distinctive cars to bring Street View to Indonesia back in 2012, and now the first fruits of that labor are finally showing. Today, nearly two years later, Google launched its first Street View imagery of the massive country on Google Maps, starting with four of the largest …

Opera Mini to nurse Microsoft’s feature phones through their dying days

Opera has inked another deal with Microsoft – after Opera’s full-fat mobile product became the default browser on the Nokia X2 Android handset, Opera …