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Lily's selfie drone racks up $34 million in pre-orders

Pre-orders for Lily's smart camera drone have reached $34 million, equaling 60,000 units according to <i>Forbes</i>. The so-called "selfie drone" is slated …

Drones

Microsoft is launching its own data SIM for Windows devices

Microsoft appears to building its own contract-free cellular data service for getting Windows 10 devices online, if a curious app store listing is any indication. According to the app's description, it "allows you to connect to a trusted nationwide mobile data network" and pay for a one-off plan …

Remix OS is the freakin awesome Android desktop you’ve been waiting for

Android has long been available on desktops in some form, but it has never been done right. That’s going to change later this month with Remix OS, a …

Apps

Make Your Facebook Profile More Private in 6 Easy Steps

Managing Facebook’s labyrinthine privacy settings is an ongoing challenge, not least because the options available to users are constantly changing. …

Apps

15 tips for organizing your Gmail

The quest for Inbox Zero<p>Find inbox zen<p>Skip the inbox<p>Add keywords<p>Search like a pro<p>Color-code labels<p>Delete old attachments<p>Create nested labels<p>Add a preview pane<p>Enable right-side chat<p>Choose which labels to show<p>Use address aliases<p>Automatically forward important messages<p>Master the art of filters<p>Squeeze …

Annoy yourself into completing a task list with fmlist.io

If having multiple browser tabs open causes anxiety and you're in need of some motivation, this site is for you.<p>FMList.io is a free site that aims to convert tab angst into motivation.<p>You simply need to visit the site, and enter a task. Click on the "+" sign, or press return; then prepare to be …

Productivity

GoSafe 520 Ultra WHD 2K Dashcam – Record Videos With IMAX-Grade Quality

What makes the GoSafe 520 Ultra WHD 2K Dashcam a must buy is its superior video quality. The device has been designed to record videos with …

Videography

Phind Is Shazam For Location — Snap A Photo, Pull In All The Info, Book Stuff

You find yourself traveling abroad or in a strange city and need to work out where you are and what’s around you. What do we all do? It’s a familiar process. You take out your smartphone and open multiple apps: Foursquare, Yelp, Maps, Wikipedia, Trip Advisor, etc. The list goes on. After perusing …

How to download a copy of your Google search history

While Google has always made it possible to easily see your search history online, this is different — Google's new tool will send you a downloadable archive of your search history, which can be stored offline.<p>We first saw this trick over at unofficial Google blog Google System.<p>Now, it's important …

Google

Sideclick: The Necessary Add-on To Your Streaming Remote

One of the biggest problems I have with my Roku 3 is that I need two remotes to use it — one to, of course, turn on the Roku 3, and another to turn …

Smart TV

Pocket raises $7 million and launches a new responsive web app to help you read things later

Pocket, the service that lets you save content from across the web to read or watch later, has raised a further $7 million to grow its team and launch new products.<p>Led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), this latest round takes the company’s total funding to $14.5 million to date, and sees Dayna …

Apps

Google Releases a Tool to Launch Android Apps on Desktops

Google has opened up its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) to developers so they can run their apps on any desktop with a Chrome browser, reports Ars Technica.<p>ARC is a project that allows Android apps to run on Chrome OS, and it was previously limited to a small group of developers who got to …

Software

There's now a super-speed PCIe SSD you can actually buy

Samsung has taken a commanding lead in next-gen SSDs that blow away old-school models, but it finally has some competition. Kingston's HyperX Predator PCIe SSD is now available with read speeds touching 1.4GB/s. That's still a far cry from Samsung's latest SM951 SSD, which reads at a ridiculous …

Pioneer's AVH-4100NEX Android Auto head unit now shipping for $700

Dumb car stereos are about to truly get smart as the automotive solutions with Google and Apple hit the market.<p>The long wait for the first …

Treeline Wants To Take The Coding Out Of Building A Backend

Building the backend to power your dream app is one of the walls that stops front-end developers from even attempting to prototype their own app designs.<p>It’s got to run fast but efficiently on whatever infrastructure you decide to use. It has to work with any platform you might build a client for. …

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is designed to destroy the laptop

Microsoft has unveiled a new Surface Pro 3 device at a press event in New York City today. Like the previous Surface tablets it still includes a kickstand, but Surface chief Panos Panay says it's designed to remove the conflict of buying a laptop or a tablet. The kickstand on the device is …

You Can Finally Get ESPN on the Web, for $20 a Month

The beginning of the end of the bundle? Dish's new Sling TV service brings cable's most valuable channel -- and a few more -- to the Web for the first time.<p>Lots of people say they want to ditch cable TV for the Web, but can’t because they want to watch sports — specifically the stuff on ESPN, which …

Televisions

Shure's New Mic Turns Your Smartphone Into a High-End Audio Recorder

Your iPhone and iPad are fine for recording voice memos or the occasional interview in a small and quiet space. But if you're looking for real audio …

How to change notification sounds on your Android device

Notification sounds can be a lot of fun to play with and a great way to embrace Android customization. From having your device proudly announce “You’ve got mail!” through to video game noises, catch phrases from your favorite movie and snippets of your favorite song, if it can be stored as an audio …

Android News

Workflow for iOS helps automate everything on your phone

Workflow for iOS takes all those repetitive, annoying tasks you always do on your iPhone and lets you create custom icons or share actions so it’s as easy as one click.<p>Basically, Workflow allows you to quickly wire up multiple services to work together in sequence. For example, a basic workflow …

Microsoft adds video calling between Lync and Skype for Windows, coming to Android and iOS next

Microsoft today announced new cross-app integration between Lync and Skype: video calling. The new feature works between Lync 2013 and the latest Skype for Windows desktop client, which you can download now from Skype.com.<p>Back in May 2013, Microsoft made it possible for Lync and Skype users to …

MX Player Removes Native Support For AC3 and MLP Audio Codecs, Workaround Available

Since the recent update to MX Player, many users are running into a new problem: there's no sound in certain videos. It turns out the latest release …

Keep Track of Your Stuff with The Tile App

<i>Below is an excerpt from "Keep Track of Your Stuff with the Tile App"</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at purewow.com.</i><p>Bag? …

Pantelligent smart frying pan is like a GPS for your dinner

The Pantelligent frying pan on Kickstarter is way smarter than an average pan. It monitors temperature and knows when your food is done.<p>The geeky home is currently under siege from a shuffling hoard of smart gadgets. We've got smart thermostats, smart light bulbs, smart sprinklers, smart outlets, …

Microsoft Launches New Outlook for Mac, Next Office for Mac Suite Coming in Second Half of 2015

Microsoft today announced the immediate launch of a new Outlook for Mac for Office 365 users, bringing a new look and a number of improvements as leaked earlier this week.<p>The new Outlook for Mac includes:- Better performance and reliability as a result of a new threading model and database …

Skype for Web brings plugin-free instant messaging directly to your browser, video and voice to follow

Skype has today announced a beta version of its instant messaging platform that allows you to use the service directly from your Web browser.<p>In order to use it, you won’t need to download any add-ons or plugins; it’s all done directly through Skype.com. The service is currently supporting the …

Hands on: Microsoft Sway tells your story without the hassle

Office has a new app in the family: Sway, a new way to share stories and ideas directly from your phone.<p>Microsoft’s Sway was announced back in October and remains invite only, but the company opened up the preview to New Zealand users this week. Sway is touted as a way for “expressing your ideas in …

Spotify's Artist Explorer Visualizes Musical Relations Between Artists

Spotify has launched a new experimental tool that allows you to search for a specific artist to find out which other musicians are related musically. It also provides related artist info about their background and top hits.<p>Tweeted out today by Spotify, the Artist Explorer simply requires you to …