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How Your iPhone’s Music App Is About to Change

Apple is planning a big redesign for the Music app on your iPhone and iPad.<p>The new version featured in a preview version of an upcoming update is …

Comcast's new broadband service is twice as fast as Google Fiber

Comcast has drawn a new battle line against Google Fiber by launching a 2Gbps fiber broadband service called Gigabit Pro. It arrives next month in Atlanta and will be available in 18 million homes across the US by the end of the year. The package will deliver symmetric uploads and downloads like …

Microsoft’s Lens app that converts paper files into editable documents comes to iOS and Android

Sure, we all use email and the cloud to store and send each other files nowadays, but what do you do when you have a ton of documents stored on something called “paper” lying around your desk?<p>If you’re an an iPhone or Android user, Microsoft’s new Office Lens app will have you covered. If you’re …

Apps

Hands on with the HTC Valve Vive virtual reality headset

When people put on a virtual reality headset for the first time, they almost always try to do two things: look at their hands and walk around. It’s a …

Virtual Reality

Two fatal flaws ruin an otherwise gorgeous HP Windows 8.1 convertible

HP Spectre x360 review<p>Bringing sexy back<p>Bends over backwards<p>Big-ass tablet mode<p>Loaded with ports<p>Propped up<p><i>UPDATED 3/17/15, 9:59 a.m. ET:</i> [HP sent …

MacBook Air

Apple Watch Edition Will Save On Gold With Patented Alloy, Could Start At $2,999

When Tim Cook hits the stage Monday to reveal availability and pricing information about Apple Watch, the biggest question he will answer will be about the price of the high-end Edition line. Rumors have pegged that price to range between $5,000 and $20,000. Not a lot, perhaps, compared to a gold …

Apple Watch

Dropcam users need to register with Nest

We haven't heard much Nest-Dropcam talk since then, but an email went out to Dropcam customers this week asking them to register their existing camera accounts with Nest. That includes agreeing to Nest's terms of service and privacy information, both of which were updated February 23.<p>While this …

Customers

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2015 – in pictures

More than 10,000 people took part in the 37th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in front of more than 80,000 spectators on Saturday evening

What makes Samsung's mobile VR consumer-ready? Marketing

A consumer release is en route for Gear VR. Hey, alright! If you've been paying attention, you might realize the problem with that first sentence, though. Think for a few minutes, I'll be here. Give up? Well, here's the answer: Unlike Oculus' still-in-prototype Rift headset, you can go to Best …

Inside the Psychedelic Mind of Björk: A Retrospective at MoMA

The most talked about MoMA show for years offers a glimpse of the Icelandic singer’s magical world.<p>In a mesmerizing video from 1988, Björk, the …

Madonna Tickets Slated To Make Rebel Heart Most Expensive Tour Of 2015

At 56 years young, Madonna is proving that age is just a number. The illustrious songstress has just released <i>Rebel Heart</i>, her highly anticipated 13th studio album, and is set to embark on a subsequent tour this August. Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, but following a pre-sale, the …

What to expect from Apple's 'spring forward' watch event

Here's a twist: Apple is about to hold an event where you probably know what the main attraction will be. Yes, barring surprises, the March 9th "spring forward" presentation will largely answer the remaining questions about the Apple Watch. However, that list of questions is seemingly a mile long. …

Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don't pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer …

Shield: NVIDIA's $200 gaming-focused Android TV set-top box

Another year, another new Shield device from NVIDIA. What's Shield? It's the hardware line from NVIDIA that spans a bizarre handheld game console, a powerful gaming tablet, and now a $200, Android TV-powered set-top box. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the Android TV-powered set-top box this …

Apple now ships more smartphones than Samsung, if you ask Gartner

When we last checked in on the battle for the top spot in the smartphone market, Apple and Samsung were neck and neck. If you ask Gartner, though, it isn't quite so evenly matched. The analyst group estimates that Apple managed to edge past Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2014, shipping 74.8 …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Meet Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

The last time Samsung put on a show in Barcelona, it came bearing the Galaxy S5 and that love-it-or-hate-it bandage back. Not exactly a high point in the company's design history, you might say. Over the past year, though, the Korean juggernaut has come to the realization that it needs to pare down …

7 Ingredients Nutritionists Never Ever Eat

The Federal government announced plans to redesign nutrition labels back in February—but the proposed changes (which would highlight the amount of added sugars and bring serving sizes more in line with the amounts that people actually eat) have yet to go into effect. Until then, it's especially …

Free Encrypted iPhone Comms And 'World First' Private Tablet Unveiled

It’s been a great day for privacy-minded folk, with the launch of free encrypted messaging and calls for Apple’s iPhone, thanks to Open Whisper Systems’ updated Signal application, and what’s being billed by creator Silent Circle as the “world’s first privacy focused tablet”.<p>Signal’s open source …

That Sugar Film: how 60 days of eating ‘health food’ led to fatty liver disease

Australian documentary maker Damon Gameau cracks open the refined sugars hidden in so-called ‘healthy’ packaged food in a gonzo activist mission to map his own mental and physical disintegration<p>Actor Damon Gameau strapped drugs to Matthew Newton’s stomach in Underbelly and received an AFI …

Qualcomm's next chips will help smartphones think for themselves

Qualcomm teased the prospect of smartphones that learn a couple of years ago, and it's now much closer to making them a practical reality. The chip designer has revealed its next big mobile processor, the Snapdragon 820, will be one of the first that can handle its Zeroth cognitive computing …

Mophie announces battery case for Galaxy S6 and its non-removable battery

It'll be available at launch for $99.95<p>Seeing Samsung's Galaxy S6 wrapped in a bulky battery case could soon become pretty common. During yesterday's unveiling of the Galaxy S6, Samsung repeatedly claimed that now is a perfect time for the company to say goodbye to user-swappable batteries. The S6 …

PayPal acquires mobile payment startup Paydiant, adds NFC to Here card readers

PayPal is taking mobile payments more seriously. The company today announced it has acquired Paydiant, a startup for mobile payments.<p>Paydiant was founded in 2010, and it’s since helped brands integrate payment modules into their mobile apps. Some of its customers include Subway, Capital One, …

Tesla Model S owners can pretend they're in a James Bond submarine

Elon Musk loved that Lotus Esprit car/submarine from Bond movie <i>The Spy Who Loved Me</i> so much, he dropped $866,000 to buy it in an auction two years ago. By the looks of it, though, that's not all he did: he also paid homage to Bond's transforming vehicle by using it as a Model S easter egg. If you …

Yes, Processed Food 'Makes' Us Fat -- But Science Provides Two New Clues As To Why

It’s no secret that more people are overweight or obese than not these days. But the question continues to be <i>why</i> the rates are increasing, despite so much public health knowledge about healthy eating and exercise. While overeating is not <i>technically</i> an addiction, it certainly mirrors the disorder in …