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8i debuts 3D Video file format based on light field tech for rich, realistic interaction

8i, a startup based in New Zealand, has unveiled a new 3D Video format based on light field technology. Its mission is to offer a more realistic take on virtual reality and augmented reality, particularly in its portrayal of humans.<p>3D Video is an alternative to computer graphics in that it converts …

Virtual Reality

iOS Apps Generated More Revenue Than Hollywood Movies Last Year

Over the years, software development has fashioned itself more and more to resemble the lucrative, gonzo machine that fuels Hollywood, with top talent scoring big deals and even hiring agents. So it was just a matter of time before one of its sectors actually overtook Tinseltown.<p>In this case, it’s …

Mysterious radio signal from space caught live for first time

Astronomers in Australia have picked up an “alien” radio signal from space for the first time as it occurred. The signal, or radio “burst”, was discovered on May 15, 2014, though it’s just being reported by the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. “The burst was identified within 10 …

​Google leaves most Android users exposed to hackers

An executive confirms Google has no plans to fix a security hole in the default browser for older versions of Android, which around 60 percent of all Android users rely on.<p>People with Android smartphones and tablets running older versions of the mobile operating system -- around 60 percent of all …

Android News

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.<p>Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science …

Augmented Reality

Apperian launches first administrative remote control solution for iOS [Video]

Apperian just launched “Remote Control for iOS”, a feature for its Enterprise App Services Environment that it called “the first and only solution that empowers IT departments to remotely view and interact with employee’s iOS devices as if the device was directly in front of them.” The solution …

Four reasons I switched to Safari after years of using Chrome and why I’ll probably switch back

Advertisement<p>49 Comments<p>After upgrading to OS X Yosemite last week, I got an interesting notification when booting up Chrome for the first time. …

Many Retailers Hesitant About Offering Support for Apple Pay

Though Apple is launching Apple Pay with a number of high-profile retail partners including Macy's, Disney, Whole Foods, Sephora, Walgreens, and Staples, among others, there's a long list of retailers who have decided not to offer Apple Pay in their stores.<p>Walmart and Best Buy, for example, have …

iOS 8 How-to: Use Camera to enter in credit card info

With iOS 7, Apple added a new feature in iBooks, iTunes and the App Store that allowed users to scan iTunes gift cards with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the string of characters on the back of the card. Now in iOS 8, you can use the device’s camera to scan and enter credit card …

Apple Pay And Digital Currency Mean Time Is Running Out For Physical Cash

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Ilya Subkhankulov is the COO of BTX Trader, the digital currency trading platform. He has also recently launched a consumer-friendly bitcoin and dogecoin buying service called Celery.</i><p>Since the advent of electronic payments, there has been a clear shift away from cash and checks. …

Secret, The Anonymous App Worth $100 Million, Launches A Spin-Off Notification App Called 'Ping'

Ping has no tie to Secret's flagship app; it came out of a company hackathon. It's a simple notification tool that pushes topical content to your phone's locked homescreen.<p>"We were fascinated by the idea of an app that could tell you what you need to know, right when you need to know it," Secret …

Apps

Plans for giant San Francisco Apple Store hit tulip trees roadblock

A massive new Apple Store planned for downtown San Francisco is being held up by… tulip trees?<p>The site in question overlooks Union Square, with Apple planning to demolish a large existing building and replace it with a giant, two-storey glass structure reminiscent of the iconic New York Apple Store …

Apple Store

How Many Megapixels Does Your Camera Really Need?

<i>Jo Plumridge is a British writer and photographer who specializes in design, travel and comedy pieces. As a photographer, she focuses on portraiture, and, if you’re asking, she will have a cup of tea — black, no sugar.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted</i> …

GoPro Hero4 Specs Leaked, 4K Video At 30fps And Touch Screen Display

The new GoPro Hero4 action camera has been rumoured for sometime and today newly leaked images have been revealed before GoPro has been able to …

Gear & Gadgets

Use AirDrop to share files between OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

When you need to move files quickly between two Apple devices, AirDrop is an incredibly useful tool. It started out as a Mac-to-Mac thing, and then iPhone-to-iPhone, but with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, AirDrop becomes even more powerful: Now you can share files from Mac to iPhone (or iPad) and vice …

Operating Systems

Radiohead's Thom Yorke Hopes His BitTorrent Album Will Revolutionize The Entertainment Industry

That solo album is available for purchase right now via BitTorrent, becoming the first-ever paygated torrent in history.<p>"Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" is a follow-up to Yorke's 2006 solo debut "The Eraser" and the first new material from the Radiohead frontman since the release of Atoms For Peace's …

BitTorrent

Netflix users watching 92 minutes a day, but YouTube remains king

Netflix pushed out 7 billion hours of content from April through June, spread over the 50.05 million subscribers Netflix said it had as of June. That’s nearly 92 minutes of viewing per day per subscriber, according to a new research report from The Diffusion Group. <br>The average Netflix subscriber, …

Televisions

The 7 WordPress Plugins Your Site Needs to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At least one website you visited today is powered by WordPress. In all likelihood, most of your favorite sites utilize the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). Perhaps your business runs on it too.<p>According to WordPress, …

10 things to know about Ello, the ad-free social network

As you settle into the social network (or wait for your invitation), learn about Ello's ad-free promise and find out how to navigate the interface.<p>By now, you've probably heard of Ello, t he invite-only social network garnering attention for its radical approach to social networking. Find out why …

Social Media

Amazon makes play for online grocery market - but will it deliver?

Analysts fear wheels could fall off the online giant's bandwagon when delivering groceries but some detect an ulterior motive<p>The bright green trucks have become familiar sights in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, they have just appeared in San Diego, and may eventually trundle around the …

Apple Loop: How Much Will The iPhone 6 Cost, Should You Buy The iPhone 6, And Will We See A Sapphire iWatch In September?

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the expected price of the two iPhone 6 models, why you need to decide which smartphone is for you, the features people are expecting (and hoping for) in the new iPhone, how large the smartwatch market is, will …

In a first, cable companies' broadband subscriptions surpass TV subscriptions

For the first time ever, cable companies have more Internet broadband subscribers than TV service subscribers, a new report says.<p>At the end of the second quarter of 2014, the top cable providers served 49,915,000 broadband subscribers compared with 49,910,000 TV subscribers, according to the report …

Net Neutrality

Wearable devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say

Is wearable tech already wearing thin?<p>Despite the hype for upcoming products from<p>Apple Inc.,Google Inc.andSamsung ElectronicsCo., a number of analysts say Internet-connected personal devices such as smartwatches and fitness bands — so-called wearables — will be hard-pressed to reach the same sales …

Wearable Tech

Fitle Will Let You Try Clothes On A 3D Avatar Of Yourself

When Charles Nouboue was in business school, he found he had little time to shop during regular store hours. But shopping online proved to be hard.<p>“It’s difficult to find exactly what you want to buy,” Nouboue said. “It’s very complicated to find the right size.”<p>That’s why he and his partner, …

Apple Loop: The iPhone 6 Will Launch On September 9, Go On Sale During September, And Here Are Some Expected Features

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the rush of details over the iPhone 6 (including the launch data, availability, and features), Apple and Samsung dropping many patent disputes, Android and iOS usage numbers, iCloud expanding in Reno, Beats …

Hacker Says He Can Break Into Airplane Systems Using In-Flight Wi-Fi

Two years ago, a group at Las Vegas' annual hacker convention announced it could break into air traffic control systems.<p>At this year's Black Hat convention, a cybersecurity consultant, Ruben Santamarta, will discuss how he went even further: by showing it's possible to interfere with an airplane's …

Apple reportedly paying internet providers to ensure speedy delivery of its data

Just like Netflix, Apple wants to use its own content-delivery network, and is paying ISPs for the privilege<p>Apple has apparently turned on its new content-delivery network, and is reportedly paying Comcast and other big ISPs to move hardware into their data center and build direct interconnects to …

Researchers achieve 5TB-per-second fiber-optic network milestone

While you’re busy pining away for Google Fiber, a group of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark have been busy putting it to shame. …

GoPro's First Earnings Report As A Public Company Is A Wipeout As Stock Falls After Hours

GoPro’s ride on the waves of the public market got a little rough after the company reported earnings for the first time as a public company.<p>On Thursday, the San Mateo, Calif. hardware firm reported second quarter earnings that exceeded analysts’ revenue targets, but showed wider losses than the …