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Wall Street ranks Apple world’s most respected company, analysts raise target share prices

Barron’s reports that institutional investors have returned Apple to its number one slot in its annual ranking of the world’s most respected companies, after it was beaten last year by Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Apple topped this year’s ranking by scoring 3.94, giving it a wide margin of victory. Berkshire …

Pond: Wireless iPhone charging gets classy good looks

Nobody has ever looked at an Apple charger plugged into a wall with an iPhone tethered on the other end and thought, "Wow, that's such an elegant and beautiful solution with outstanding aesthetics!" The Pond wireless charger on Kickstarter wants to juice iPhones without the eyesores of wall warts …

App: A Documentary About The Human Side Of The App Revolution

Those interested in how our culture shapes and is shaped by the software we use every day should check out “App: The Human Story,” a documentary project on Kickstarter that hopes to give an in-depth look at the impact apps have had since their introduction with the original iPhone in 2007:<p>This …

A petting zoo of crystal-encrusted drones has been deemed too dangerous for London

An interactive drone installation planned for the London Design Festival in September has been canceled, the project’s sponsor, Swarovski, said in a statement, citing concerns over the ”safety of members of the public in close proximity to the drones.” The Drone Aviary would have taken over the …

Office for Android is coming, but timing of touch-based Windows version still unclear

Microsoft has seeking people to beta test versions of Office for Android, a clear sign that the company is moving towards a full consumer release of …

Facebook buys video ad technology firm

<b>Facebook has acquired LiveRail - a tech start-up that helps companies place more relevant ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps.</b><p>LiveRail also provides a real-time bidding platform for marketers looking to place ads on online videos.<p>The firms did not reveal the financial terms, …

Create Your Own Android Live Wallpapers With Murtastic

Android is well-known for the customization it enables, but what about creating your own live wallpaper from scratch? This is where Murtastic wants to step in and help.<p>For the uninitiated, live wallpaper essentially provides animated and interactive backgrounds for your Android device, sidestepping …

Tinder CEO on sexual harassment lawsuit: “We take gender equality very seriously”

<b>(Tinder)</b><p>TechCrunch gets ahold of an internal Tinder memo<p>Sarah Gray<p>July 3, 2014 2:55pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this week a lawsuit was filed against dating/hookup app Tinder by former marketing vice president Whitney Wolfe. The complaint: sexual harassment and discrimination that forced her out of the company. …

5 pieces of advice for those who want to buy a connected device

Look, the internet of things is hot right now. We even put out a connected gift guide that showcased a variety of connected products and home …

Lumus reveals classy two-tone Glass competitor with in-lens display

Lumus is a heads up display (HUD) manufacturer better known for its military-grade products, some of which have been deployed in US Air Force F-16 and A-10 helmets. Its latest effort, the DK-40 dev kit, is an attempt to steer its tech toward the consumer market. And yes, it looks a lot like Google …

Apple granted patent for portable 3D media goggles

Apple has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for a pair of portable media viewing goggles. The patent says they “may …

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Facebook Wants to Be a Newspaper. Facebook Users Have Their Own Ideas.

Most people think of Facebook in a similar way: It’s a place to share photos of your kids. It’s a way to keep up with friends and family members. …

Twitter for iPhone 6.0 brings photo sharing to DMs, Reading List support, redesign, more

Twitter for iPhone received a major update today bringing yet another user interface update for iOS 7 and a handful of feature additions.<p>Namely, users can now share images over Direct Messages, which is now featured prominently on the bottom tab bar. Previously, users had to rely on third party …

Apple offers free 1-hour computer science workshops for kids & teens

As part of a code.org initiative to get people started with programming, U.S. Apple Stores are offering a free one-hour computer science workshop aimed at children and teens. The workshops take place in Apple retail stores on Wednesday 11th December.<p>It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, …

Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

This OXO Good Grips Angled Measuring Cup is the No. 1 best-seller on Amazon for a good reason....<p>From wind to theft, these are the top sources of …

On Everybody's Shopping List This Year: The Internet Of Things

The forecasting pundits all seem to have zeroed in on one must-have IT gift for 2014, and that’s the Internet of Things. I have to admit to being somewhat puzzled by this, for a variety of reasons.<p>First of all, unless someone has slipped a sensor under our skins without our being aware of it, I’m …

Apple launches 2013 “12 Days of Gifts” app on iTunes, available in U.S. for the first time

Apple has just launched its annual 12 Days of Gifts campaign for 2013. In previous years, this campaign was available only in a few select countries, but not in the United States. For the first time Apple will now allow U.S. customers to participate in the giveaway.<p>The 12 Days of Gifts app is …

Does it make sense to buy a PC with a touch screen?

Smartphones with touch screens? Great! Tablets with touch screens? Duh. But PCs with touch screens? Meh.<p>Recently I purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad U310 ultrabook, my first-ever touch-screen-equipped computer. I didn't necessarily want the feature, but figured I might as well give Windows 8 the benefit …

Your Skype Account Can Be Easily Hijacked, Says A Guy Who Was Hacked Six Times In One Day

Over the weekend, "Dylan," aka @TibitXimer on Twitter, a self-proclaimed security researcher/hacker, contacted Skype when he discovered his account had been hijacked. Skype asked him a few basic questions and then reset the account.<p>The problem is that those same easy-to-answer questions are what …

Lab-quality microscope now mounts onto most Apple iOS devices

To my fellow geeks who've long dreamed of having a lab-quality digital microscope that mounts to your phone, the time has come.<p>Oregon-based optics manufacturer Bodelin will begin shipping its brand-new ProScope Micro Mobile on May 1. One version fits the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, and iPod Touch; another the …

Skype video calling launches for Outlook.com, available in UK today and US in 'coming weeks'

When Microsoft first unveiled its Outlook.com webmail service in July, the software maker promised Skype video calling from the web. While Outlook.com has seen a number of updates over the months, including a calendar UI refresh, Skype integration has been missing in action. Fortunately, that's …

Redact Secure Messenger app can wipe sent messages from receiver's phone

A British company which has devised an encryption system for messaging is trying to get the UK government's GCHQ to give its first-ever approval to …

Meet the 'Deciders,' the gatekeepers of free speech on the internet

Last year, the "Deciders" held a meeting at Stanford Law School's faculty lounge. Both individually and together, the elite few in the lounge that day wield enormous influence over the future of free speech on the internet. Working for companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo, …

Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch adds finger-friendliness to graphics display

Wacom has revealed its latest pen-enabled graphics display, the Cintiq 22HD Touch, adding finger control to the stylus-equipped Full HD LCD monitor. …

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Xbox 720 will do without IllumiRoom at launch, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft’s IllumiRoom technology, which turns your living room into an augmented reality gaming arena by expanding graphics from the confines of …

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Google Glass – first pictures taken with smartspecs posted online

You might expect that for a sci-fi novelist like William Gibson, a pair of voice-activated glasses able to connect to the internet and take photos or …

Snapchat and MLB.com Take The App Store by Storm

Snapchat is fast becoming one of the most popular publishers in the App Store, despite only offering a single app to iOS users.<p>A report by app ranking and intelligence firm App Annie, which examined the number of downloads for all apps excluding games throughout March, found that Snapchat had …

Is This Tiny Tank the Comfiest Wheelchair Ever?

It might look like a one-seat sofa capable of traversing almost any terrain on the planet, but this compact electric vehicle is actually designed to …

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Vine video makers can use their front-facing cameras with latest update

The six-second time limit and looping nature of Twitter's Vine videos have turned them into a fresh challenge for cinematographers — most recently, the Tribeca Film Festival hosted its own Vine movie competition. A new update, just released on the iTunes App Store, will add precisely one very …

These Laser-Cut MacBook Lids Will Take Your Mac Décor To An All New Level

Putting a sweet decal on your MacBook’s lid is cool and all, but if you’re looking to take things to another level with your MacBook decorating skills, maybe you you should try cutting some artwork into it with a laser.<p>The process of laser cutting artwork into your MacBook’s lid isn’t easy, but the …

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