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Microsoft unveils $199 wearable fitness device

<b>Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones.</b><p>The Microsoft Band will retail for $199 (£125) on the company's online store.<p>The device can operate for two days on a single charge and has 10 sensors …

Advice You Can Run With: 5 Tips on Designing for Mobile

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Mobile technology is transforming consumer behavior. Last year, mobile devices were on track to outpace the number of people in the world, and it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 1.4 mobile …

WhatsApp Reaches 600 Million Active Users

WhatsApp leads the rest of the mobile messaging field when it comes to popularity, and now the Facebook-owned service has passed 600 million monthly active users, according to CEO and founder Jan Koum.<p>The app crossed the significant half a billion user milestone in April this year. Tencent’s WeChat …

Grovemade’s Wood Watch

I am super excited to see Grovemade moving away from being focuses exclusively on smartphone and iPad cases. They’ve just introduced a Wood Watch …

An Elegant Bike Design for the Wee Set

Amid all the flashy concept bikes up for consideration during the Bike Design Project, this little guy managed to catch our eye last week. Miilo is a …

How to Shoot Videos on your Android: Tips, Video Editing Apps and Publishing Platforms.

Without meaning to stray to far into truism territory, the core <i>raison d’être</i> of smartphones is that they are designed for many tasks. In a single, compact device you have a mobile phone, digital camera, PC, MP3 player, video player, travel guide, supermarket and any other service you can think of …

Facebook Encouraging Devs to Add Graph Search on Mobile (Update)

<b>Update:</b> Facebook tells TNW that it isn’t currently offering Graph Search products to developers at this point:<p>“Graph Search is a beta product that we are rolling out slowly to help people find content on Facebook. Currently, we do not offer APIs for Graph Search and don’t offer any developer …

Xbox One Review: A Multimedia Extravaganza that Plays Games

Now that we’ve been testing the Xbox One in beta for the past few days, Microsoft is pulling the curtains back on press reviews of the next-gen console. The software we’ve been using is near final, though some of the issues we encountered are likely to be addressed with some last-minute …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

Google Tests Search Without Instant Previews, Moves Sharing Tool, Cached And Similar Pages To New Drop-Down Menu (Updated)

Back in 2010, Google launched Instant Preview to provide users with a quick way to get a graphic preview of a webpage before you click on the actual link. Now, as first spotted by Alex Chitu from the Google Operating System blog, it looks like Google is thinking about removing this feature and …

iPhone Super-Hacker Comex, Let Go From Apple, Goes To Work For Google

If Apple couldn’t appreciate one of the most talented hackers to ever touch its products, perhaps its biggest competitor can.<p>Nicholas Allegra, a.k.a. Comex, who rose to fame as the 19-year-old creator of the JailbreakMe hacking tools for iPhone and iPad before being hired by Apple, has found a new …

World First: Braille Smartphone in the works

Credit: Sumit Dagar<p>Smartphones and the internet are together making the world a more equal, well informed, and overall better place to live in. With the two technologies put together, almost anyone can gather information, start a company and harness the internet to benefit them in ways that were …

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Windows 8 Wins 7.4% Share Of Global Tablet OS Market In Q1 — “Niche” Portion Still Beats Windows Phone’s Smartphone Share

Don’t write off Microsoft’s chances in mobile just yet. It may still be struggling to make itself count in the smartphone space but early signs are more promising for Windows plus tablets. Microsoft has gone from having no share of the global tablet OS market in Q1 last year to taking 7.4% one year …

LG’s first flexible OLED phone due before the year is out

LG plans to launch a flexible OLED smartphone before the end of the year, the company’s VP of mobile has confirmed, though it’s unclear to what …

Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids’ Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

In Season: David Rotter's Pickled Pineapple

Europe first encountered this wacky-looking New World fruit in 1493 when Columbus presented one to the Spanish royal court, but for centuries …

Microsoft planning Xbox event for May

Microsoft had originally been planning to unveil its next-generation Xbox details at an event in April, but <i>The Verge</i> has learned that the company has pushed this back to May. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott revealed recently that Microsoft is planning an Xbox event for May 21st, and we understand …

Apple and Samsung are racing to develop smart watches, but it's this Kickstarter project that has people talking. Would you buy a LinkMe? http://on.mash.to/10IQvnI

They invented Twitter, now what's next? The founders of the social media site have some projects in the works: do any have the potential to be the next big thing? http://on.mash.to/12y2VzQ

14 Ways to Create a Memorable Business Card [PICS]

Memorable business cards are either all about minimalism or maximum creativity. If you've decided to avoid the <i>American Psycho</i>-esque, off-white, …

ITC says Samsung text-selection feature infringes Apple patent

A decision from a judge from the federal agency that deals with trade disputes could keep Samsung from shipping phones to the U.S.<p>A U.S. trade agency judge has decided the text-selection feature Samsung has on its mobile devices infringes an Apple patent. If upheld, the ruling could stop Samsung …

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HTC First can revert to stock Android in lieu of Facebook Home (update)

It looks like HTC’s new "Facebook Phone," the First, runs stock Android. <i>Phandroid</i> reports that the unadorned OS is lurking just beneath the surface, accessible either by resetting the default launcher or by disabling the Facebook Home app from its own settings. While the fact hasn’t been confirmed …

Facebook Offers Clarification On Home And Privacy Before Full Android Invasion

Just a day after announcing a new Android skin in the form of Facebook Home, the company has issued a FAQ regarding Facebook Home and privacy.<p>Though many seem excited to see Facebook take baby steps toward a full-fledged operating system, some are also concerned that using Facebook as a portal to …

Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon pictured in leaked image

Images are surfacing of what purports to be Nokia’s upcoming flagship Windows Phone device for Verizon, the Lumia 928. Twitter user @evleaks posted renders of the front and back of the 920 variant, and outwardly it looks nearly the same as AT&T’s. The elongated flash and 4G LTE branding are the …

Facebook loses close to 1 million SA users

Social network giant Facebook has lost close to one million South Africa users over the past three months, according to data from social media …

Minecraft for PC sells over 10 million copies; hints at the addition of horses

Mojang's <i>Minecraft</i> has sold 10 million units for PC, Jens Bergensten Mojang's lead designer and developer tweeted recently, who also hinted that horses will be an upcoming addition in the game.<p>"Minecraft (PC) has hit 10M! As promised, a subtle hint on the main 1.6 feature (thanks @ebbakier): …

The 25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology

In a one-and-a-half year long investigation, CNNMoney probed 20 of the most influential technology companies in the U.S.<p>What they found: racial minorities and women are generally underrepresented in management roles. And those roles are typically dominated by white and Asian men.<p>So yes, there are …