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Most People Prefer The iPhone 6, But The 6 Plus Is Selling OK, Says Analyst

Turns out you weren’t the only one that thought the new iPhone 6 Plus is just too big to carry around as a normal phone. A new study suggests [PDF] that the sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are largely driven by the 4.7-inch model. However, while forming less of the sales figures, the 5.5-inch …

First take: Android 5.0 Lollipop breathes new life into the old Nexus 5

Advertisement<p>68 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>Last night I downloaded the official Android 5.0 Lollipop image and flashed it on a Nexus 5 …

YouTube Enters The Subscription Streaming Fray With Music Key

YouTube is betting on two trends: People use YouTube to listen to music, and those users are willing to fork over $10 a month to avoid ads.<p>YouTube will now offer paid subscriptions for users who want premium features — no ads, background listening and offline listening — the Google-owned video site …

Lumia Denim with Lumia Camera 5 Ready to be Released for Lumia 830 and Lumia 930

The next iteration to Lumia Cyan update is set for a roll-out for some specific Lumia devices powered by Windows Phone 8.<p>According to a disclosure …

There's an app that needs you: the rise of mobile crowdsourcing

<b>(CNN) —</b> From avoiding traffic jams, to analyzing pedestrian flow patterns, to finding the best public toilet in town, crowdsourcing apps are showing that many smartphones make for light work.<p>With thousands of mini-reports coming in from around the internet, a mosaic of information can form a larger …

Apple Loop: iPad Sales Crashing, Why Apple Is So Addictive, iPhone Demand High

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers lead times and demands for the new iPhones, projected iPad sales, Apple Pay, the addictive nature of the iPhone, a demonstration of CarPlay, $800 per share, ideas for Apple Watch developers, and the latest …

Android Authority this week

It was the week when Lollipop began trickling out to eager Android fans. Google began feeding our Lollipop craving on Wednesday, when system images hit servers and the much anticipated OTAs began rolling out. (If you still haven’t got yours, our handy guide shows you how to sideload and skip the …

Our devices are listening to us all the time -- but do we care?

Go to the website for Amazon's newest product, a virtual assistant, and you'll read about many features: built-in speakers, seven microphones for capturing your voice, and a brain in the cloud that will get smarter over time as it listens to you.<p>But one thing is missing: privacy.<p>The product page …

Smart Homes

Holo Droid Info - Indie app of the day

Pros<p>Displays a surprising amount of device information. Even the SDK version your version of Android is running.<br>Color options and other customization options are a nice touch.<br>Free trial available so you can try before you buy. $1.49 isn't overly expensive.<br>Active and engaged developer fixes issues …

Motorola Droid Turbo Review: the best Android on Verizon

There are a lot of good phones out there. From the iPhone 6 to the Galaxy Note 4, the market is saturated with devices clamoring for your attention with their thinness, metal structure or fancy exclusive features.<p>Motorola and Verizon’s Droid Turbo (or the Moto Maxx, outside of the US) isn’t like …

Microsoft Has Officially Cut Nokia's Brand From Its Most Popular Smartphone Line

Steve Kovach/Business Insider<p>Microsoft and Nokia have officially announced that the Finnish smartphone maker will no longer be a part of the branding …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus to arrive in Europe this month

Samsung has announced a new version of its Galaxy S5 smartphone, the Galaxy S5 4G+. As the name suggests, the handset is designed to offer faster 4G/LTE data speeds than the standard model.<p>Hardware wise, the Galaxy S5 4G+ shares the same display, RAM, memory, and aesthetics as the regular flagship. …

Phones

Ultrasound technology used to guide the blind

At the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies in Guadalajara, Mexico, researchers have developed special lenses for the blind.<p>The idea is to turn traditional glasses into a navigation device to allow users to freely move from a specific point while avoiding both static and moving obstacles. It …

This 3D Printer Is Specifically Made To Work In Zero-Gravity In Space

On Saturday, the first 3D printer designed to work in zero gravity will be launched into space, aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule, for use on the International Space Station.<p>Designed and created by California-based startup Made In Space, Inc., the Zero-G 3D Printer has been in development since 2010. …

Samsung reportedly working on smartwatch with fingerprint reader, possible MWC 2015 debut

The smartwatch market may be very young, and it’s still unclear if it will ever take off in the way OEMs want, but that’s not stopping Samsung from releasing multiple watches in the hopes of becoming a leader in the space. Most recently we’ve seen the Gear Live and Gear S, but there’s at least one …

Getty Images launches Stream, an iOS app anyone can use to browse its vast photo library

Getty Images today launched an app called Stream that makes it easy for any iPhone or iPad user to browse, save and share photos uploaded by its community of professional photographers.<p>The home feed is split into horizontal shards that represent individual collections, such as news, entertainment, …

UK Engineers 3D Print Their Own Raspberry Pi Laptop

Is there anything a robotic system for the extrusion of plastic in to solid forms over time can’t do? We present to you today the Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi-based laptop that is completely 3D-printed and lasts hours on a single charge. The kit, which will launch as a Kickstarter soon, offers a …

The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen

The Muse brain-training headband promises to help you reduce stress and anxiety in just three minutes a day. I went with our TechCrunch TV crew to chat with Muse co-founder and CEO Ariel Garten and to try out the tech…which turned into my own, personal calmness competition.<p>I ended up surprising …

'Podtels' Are Going To Shrink The Entire Hotel Experience

If you think hotel rooms are cramped, chances are you haven't stayed in a Podtel.<p>Yup, the future of hotel rooms may very well revolve around personal sleeping pods like these, just over three feet wide and about seven feet long. They're the brainchild of British company Podtime, and they're gaining …

The iPhone 6 Plus Really Isn't THAT Big

I picked up an iPhone 6 Plus from my local Apple Store this morning. Like most people, I hadn’t seen it ‘in the flesh’ before I reserved it (let alone before I paid for it) but I thought it was notable enough a device to spend some quality time with over the next year, seeing how Apple and its …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

Home Improvement

Tour A Tiny Home With A Tinier Hot Tub

Even skeptics might be sold on small-space living with this one.<p>The minimalist living trend certainly does not seem to be dying down. There are families of four who live in just over 300 square feet, surprisingly charming buses-turned-hotels, and cottages on wheels. And the latest home we've …

Small Spaces

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome | Inc.com

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: <i>I have had enough! Bring on the downtime.</i> Then the afternoon just drags on and …

Productivity

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-Life Locations

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the magic of cinema to life with <i>FILMography</i>, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

Drawing

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

Fighting FOMO: 3 Strategies To Beat Your Fear Of Missing Out

<i>If it seems like everyone you know is doing cooler stuff than you, feeling happier than you, and generally out-pizzazzing you, Martha Beck wants you to know they've got you fooled.</i><p>By Martha Beck<p>OMG, do you have any idea what you're missing right now? Have you checked Facebook in the last two …