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The story of Live Nation Labs: how the event giant got its very own startup to prep for music’s future

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Humbert15<p>What do you do when your startup gets acquired, and you find yourself without new challenges? Eric Garland, …

Notable iPad App Updates: Minecraft – Pocket Edition

Here’s some good news for just about every kid I know (and a fair few grown-ups): <b>Minecraft – Pocket Edition</b> just got another update. Version 0.9.5 is the latest update for the pocket edition of the incredibly popular block-building, world-building game.<p>Here’s the details on what’s new in the new …

OKCupid: we experiment on users. Everyone does

Dating service OkCupid has cheerfully admitted to manipulating what it shows users, a month after Facebook faced a storm of protest when it revealed that it had conducted psychological experiments.<p>Christian Rudder, OkCupid’s co-founder and data scientist, posted three examples of experiments the …

Taptalk’s Official Response To Its Clone ‘Instagram Bolt’

“F*ck Retakes”. That was Taptalk founder Onno Faber’s reply when I asked for his reaction to Bolt, Instagram’s new standalone app. Bolt lets you send photos and videos with one-touch by tapping a friend’s face…just like Taptalk. And those faces are lined up on the bottom half of the camera …

Samsung's phone market share takes a bruising as Chinese rivals surge

Samsung warned that its smartphone sales weren't that great this spring, and now we have the numbers to show just what the company meant. IDC estimates that Samsung's smartphone shipments saw a rare year-over-year drop in the second quarter, taking it from a lofty 32.3 percent market share down to …

Here is the memo Comcast sent to employees after the 'rep from hell' call went viral

It's now been two weeks since AOL executive and former Comcast subscriber Ryan Block published a recording of his insane dialogue with an overly persistent customer service representative, and we finally have the memo that the company sent out immediately afterward.<p>"Recently, an unfavorable phone …

These ex-Googlers are helping hotels Facebook-stalk you, all the better to give you goodies

The hotel industry has a lot to gain by staying more informed about and better engaged with guests.<p>New York City-based Voyat makes a customer relationship management platform that pulls in all sorts of information about hotel guests, both existing and potential, and forms promotional and rewards …

Stunning Video Shot with GoPro Camera on Car Tire

GoPro cameras are small, tough and fairly inconspicuous. Filmmakers and action sports enthusiasts regularly strap them to drones, helmets and surfboards, but car tires? That’s new to us.<p>Ryan Fox, a Vimeo user from Milwaukee, Wisconsin attached his GoPro with duct tape before cruising around the …

Why Is Power Consumption For Gadgets Dropping At Home?

A new report from the Consumer Electronics Association and Fraunhofer USA asserts that the power consumed by home electronics declined from 12% between 2013 and 2010 in the U.S. It’s a positive result, especially when you add in that the number of devices climbed from 2.9 billion to 3.8 billion …

Samsung Expands its Kids Store App Selection

Fresh from revamping its own Galaxy App Store, Samsung has upgraded its Kids Store which – as the name suggests – covers apps that cater for youngsters and is part of the ‘kids mode’ on two of its newest devices.<p>The store is limited to the Galaxy S5 smartphone and Galaxy Tab S tablet at this point, …

Twitter Acquires Image Search Startup Madbits

Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits for an undisclosed amount. The announcement was made on New York-based Madbits‘ site and first spotted by Gigaom. Madbits co-founders Clément Farabet and Louis-Alexandre Etezad-Heydari said:<p>“Today, after a tremendous year of development and …

Huawei reporting 62% growth, shipped 34 million Smartphones in first half 2014

Huawei has just released some of their numbers for the first half of 2014. Smartphones only account for about half of Huawei’s global business, but business is good, reporting a 62% year-on-year increase in phone shipments, bringing them to 34.27 million units shipped.<p>Huawei’s total global business …

Mobile

New Mac Mini Appears On Apple’s Support Site

Yesterday we saw the new 2014 Retina MacBook Pro range, and now it looks like Apple has another new mac on the way, a new Mac Mini.<p>The last Mac Mini …

MacBook

Amazon to invest $2 bln to expand in India

MUMBAI, India (AP) — The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon …

Swiftkey for Android Updated With Several Performance Improvements, New Languages and More

Swiftkey is one of the best keyboard apps for Android devices, which is now available as a free app in the Google Play Store — used to cost $3.99. …

With This Vision Correction Technology, Your Screen Wears the Glasses

Billions each day interact with electronic displays, and a large proportion of those people have less than perfect vision — but new research from the University of California, Berkeley may soon mean that it's your phone that will wear the glasses, not you. It's not quite a pair of spectacles stuck …

Hands On With Bolt, Instagram's Snapchat Competitor

Instagram Bolt launched today with a catch; you have to be in New Zealand, South Africa or Singapore to install. An unusual rollout strategy, but it’s the first time I’ve ever been in one of the first countries for an app like this!<p>Bolt’s premise is pretty similar to Snapchat: send images to your …

Pricey Data Is A Barrier To Internet Access In Developing Countries

Tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Nokia, are counting on the “next billion,” or users in developing countries who are just getting access to the Internet, to fuel their future growth. Despite increasing access to technology, including the rapidly growing penetration of inexpensive …

2014 Retina MacBook Pro Gets Benchmarked

Yesterday Apple released its new 2014 Retina MacBook Pro range, both 13 inch and 15 inch models of the MacBook Pro got updated with the latest …

Amazon Invests $2 Billion in India

E-commerce firm Flipkart raised $1 billion yesterday in what is by far the largest funding deal for an Indian startup to date. How can you top that? How about $2 billion?<p>That’s exactly what Amazon — one rival that has motivated Flipkart to raise more capital — is doing. The US company chose today …

Microsoft's Virtual Assistant Cortana Will Soon Be Able To Do Even More Stuff Siri Can't Do

The update will bring a handful of small yet useful features to Windows Phones, but more importantly, it focuses on further fine-tuning its virtual assistant, Cortana.<p>Cortana will now support more natural language scenarios for users in the U.S., Microsoft says. This means you'll be able to speak …

Windows Phone

Credit Card Sized Raspberry Pi Compatible Hardkernel ODROID-W PC Unveiled

If you enjoy building Raspberry Pi projects but some times find the original Raspberry Pi mini PC a little to large for your needs and the Raspberry …

It's time to crowdfund the first step towards giant car-juggling robots

A robot that can juggle cars. And without any involvement from Michael Bay. That's the dream. Well, maybe it's just our dream, but a new Kickstarter project is trying to make it happen. It's (giant robot-sized) baby-steps to start with with: the initial prototype, costing $50,000, will only be …

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

Popcorn Time Gets Airplay Support

Just a few weeks after Popcorn Time announced expanded support for Google Chromecast, the torrent-streaming platform is introducing support for AirPlay too.<p>To recap, Popcorn Time is a cross-platform movie- and TV-show streaming service that beams out torrents in real-time. It’s like Netflix, except …

Sky's Now TV streaming app comes to the Xbox One

Well that didn't take long. Less than a week after it rolled out the app to the PlayStation 4, Sky's now brought Now TV to the Xbox One. With today's launch, Sky now has Microsoft and Sony's new and old gaming consoles covered, as well as a number of smartphones and tablets, giving it a firm …

Gaia satellite begins 3D-mapping the galaxy

​The largest digital camera ever sent into space is beginning its quest to map the Milky Way, surveying a billion stars with nearly a billion pixels.<p>Having launched into space in December 2013, the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite is now 1.5 million kilometres from Earth and ready to begin …

'Mario Kart 8' fails to stem growing Nintendo losses

2.82 million copies sold, but most to existing Wii U owners<p>Nintendo made an operating loss of ¥9.47 billion ($92.7 million) in its first quarter of 2014, with the launch of <i>Mario Kart 8</i> sparking a bump in Wii U hardware sales that wasn't big enough to boost the company's financial performance. Wii U …

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Which Will Greatly Expand Cortana’s Footprint

Fresh on the heels of the announcement and partial release of Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has a new dose of code for users of its smartphone platform: Update 1.<p>Akin to Update 1 for Windows 8.1, Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 contains a welcome mix of quality of life and feature upgrades. I haven’t …

Updated Samsung Kids Store now offers over 900 apps for children

Samsung has just released an update to the Kids Store that is found in the Kids Mode on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab S. The update brings the store to over 900 fun and educational apps specially selected for children.<p>Apps in the Samsung Kids Store have been categorized into three subjects: …