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iRing Is ‘First Motion Controller For Your Music Apps’

Remember those Topeka Capital Markets reports from last year about how, by this time, we’d all be using finger rings to control our newly launched Apple televisions?<p>While those predictions may not have come to fruition just yet, music technology company IK Multimedia is launching an iRing of its …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

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Why has Google bought an AI company?

<b>Earlier this week Google spent £400m buying a UK firm that specialised in artificial intelligence.</b><p>DeepMind is a privately-held company founded by Demis Hassabis, a 37-year-old neuroscientist and former teenage chess prodigy, along with Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman.<p>According to DeepMind's website …

Artificial Intelligence

A billion smartphones were sold last year, says IDC

A billion smartphones were sold in 2013, according to IDC data, the first time the milestone has been hit. The number represents one smartphone sale for every seventh man, woman and child on the planet.<p>IDC says that price has been the main driver for growth, putting yesterday’s market share stats …

Donald Trump Explains Apple’s Stock Dip

Noted Apple analyst and Birther Movement enthusiast Donald Trump has taken to Twitter, voicing his concerns over Apple’s lack of “vision” and “momentum”. On the heels of yesterday’s earnings report, which included record iPhone and iPad sales, Apple’s stock dropped about 8 percent in after-hours …

This iPhone case lets you answer calls while it's closed

Both LG and Samsung have phone cases that let you take calls without exposing your screen to the elements, but what if you have an iPhone? As of today, you can check out Moshi's SenseCover. The iPhone 5 and 5s flip case includes both a preview window as well as a touch strip that lets you answer …

The Simpsons may have the smartest thoughts yet about Google Glass

"Finally, I'm not a slave to my stupid human eyeballs!" Lenny Leonard exclaims as he puts on his Oogle Goggles, a few minutes into Sunday's episode of <i>The Simpsons,</i> entitled "Specs and the City." In it, the citizens of Springfield look at Google Glass from a variety of angles, and come to a …

Apple crushed Samsung in the U.S. over the holidays

Although Samsung rules most of the world in terms of total smartphone sales, here in the United States it’s still having a tough time consistently …

Apple says iOS 7 is now installed on 80% of compatible devices

Apple has updated its App Store support page for developers this week to reflect new information regarding iOS 7 adoption. According to the company’s …

The age of the iPod is over

Apple's game changer is riding into the sunset<p>Over the holidays, Apple's iPad and iPhone sold better than they've ever sold before: 51 million iPhones and 26 million iPads in a single quarter. The lowly iPod, however, didn't do nearly as well. The company moved just 6 million of the trademark MP3 …

Moshi SenseCover For iPhone 5s Lets You Answer Calls Without Opening It

The Apple iPhone is renowned for its high-end build quality, and as such, many regard it among the benchmark products in the premium handset market. …

LG G Flex, Optimus F3Q Will Be Available On Feb 5 At T-Mobile, Pre-Orders Start Today

T-Mobile has just announced that LG’s flagship G Flex smartphone, as well as the long-rumored Optimus F3Q, will be available starting February 5. Pre-orders for both phones open up today.<p>The G Flex is one of LG’s most hyped phones yet, with a curved, 6-inch OLED HD display, 13-megapixel camera, and …

Apple Earnings: Deja Vu All Over Again?

We’ll know after the close just how good Apple’s holiday quarter really was in terms of iPhone and iPad sales, but on some fundamental level, it’s unlikely to matter to Wall Street. Even without seeing the final tally — and let the record show I’m expecting better than the 56.2 million phones in …

Intel’s voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn’t use the cloud

There’s a problem with today’s voice recognition systems: They’re just too slow. Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google’s Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I’m talking about.<p>The problem isn’t voice recognition software per se, which is more …

Artificial Intelligence

Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You've Ever Seen

Although Apple remains tight-lipped about any plans to release a wearable device, the persistent rumors and concept mock-ups continue to stir …

Your iPhone is ruining your sleep

The biological reason you need to stop bringing your cell phone to bed<p>Some people might say that sleep is wasted time. Clearly, they haven't heard that sleep is where you put your memories away for safe keeping, give your genes a chance to chill out, and give your brain a rinse.<p>That's why taking …

Apple Q1 2014: iPod sales decreased by more than half since last year

You might have noticed that the main text in Apple’s press release today for its Q1 2014 results didn’t mention device sales for the iPod alongside iPhones, iPads, and Macs. That might because it’s the only product line that has experienced a huge decrease in sales over the last year, which isn’t …

Dark Sky Is Ready To Be The Default Weather App On Your iPhone’s Homescreen

Dark Sky, easily one of the better weather applications on iOS, rolled out an update today that expands its focus beyond rain predictions to become a more comprehensive weather app which offers both 24-hour and 7-day forecasts, global maps, and more. The app was also rewritten from scratch for iOS …

Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind | Reuters

(Reuters) - Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.<p>A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren<p>Technology news website Re/code, which reported …

Zipi Solves The Single Most Annoying Thing About Using Earbuds

The Zipi is a Kickstarter project that appears humble and almost silly on the surface, but that actually solves one of the biggest problems I have with day-to-day use of earbud headphones. I use earbuds whenever I leave the house, because exposing yourself to the noise of streets and other human …

Here Are 24 Countries Where Windows Phone Outsells The iPhone (And Why It Does)

Statistics may say Windows 8 is a flop but, contrary to popular opinion, Windows Phone is far from down and out in the battle for our mobile affections. In fact in many parts of the world sales are rocketing past the iPhone.<p>This month Microsoft broke these areas down country by country and …

Apple begins teasing its first Brazil Store with colorful signage

Last year, we reported that Apple plans to open up its first Apple Store in Brazil between February and March of 2014. This store would be located inside of the popular Village Mall in Rio de Janeiro:<p>Apple currently plans to expand its retail store presence to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil early next …

Chromium Gets 'OK Google' Hands-Free Voice Search, Chrome Next

Google has integrated its “OK Google” hands-free voice search into Chromium. The new feature was added just two months after it first arrived as a beta extension for Chrome.<p>The addition was first noted by developer and Google open-source Chromium evangelist François Beaufort. He points to a …

Which 16GB smartphone actually gives you the most storage?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>It’s hard not to feel a little cheated when you turn on a brand new smartphone and discover the amount of …

Inside Apple’s MFi game controller program: Why the current crop of controllers aren’t up to snuff

Apple’s new MFi game controller program offers a lot of promise for gaming on iOS— the top mobile gaming platform around could also soon be a serious platform for hardcore gamers. But the first crop of controllers have been met with much criticism from developers, reviewers and consumers alike. The …

Samsung's all-but-official Galaxy Note 3 Neo won't be released in the US or UK

We've seen plenty of leaked information about the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, a purported entry-level version of Samsung's popular handset. But while the South Korean giant has yet to make the device official, that hasn't stopped the company from talking about it. Earlier today, <i>Android Central</i> reported it …

Lenovo Scoops Up IBM Server Unit in Biggest China IT Buy

Rekindling talks that broke down last year, IBM (IBM) reached a $2.3 billion cash-and-stock deal on Thursday to sell its low-end server business to Chinese PC giant Lenovo.<p>The sale is the biggest-ever technology acquisition for a Chinese company and part of IBM’s efforts to refocus its attention on …

Pentagon says 'absolutely no new orders have been placed' for BlackBerry phones

Stock surges on news of a big win that never was<p>Last week, a press release from the Department of Defense announced the launch of a new mobile network within the agency that will utilize unclassified mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and other consumer-level electronics. According to the …

Sources say new Apple TV box likely coming soon, App/Game Store possible

We’ve learned that Apple is making progress on its development of a successor to the current Apple TV and that the device is well into testing. We are led to believe that the new device, which is said to be a set-top box rather than a full-fledged TV set, will likely be introduced in the first half …