Mohammed Aman

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The smart-lighting race: How Belkin's WeMo aims to outsmart Philips Hue (review)

Nowhere is the war for the smart home raging harder than on the lighting front.<p>Traditional players and new contenders with connected lighting products are duking it out to replace the humble lightbulb. The goal: to give consumers total control over their lighting, whether they’re at home or …

How to enable Dark Mode on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Apple's new Dark Mode in OS X 10.10 Yosemite removes the bright colors of the menu bar, sub-menus and the application dock, replacing them with black. Developers also have the option to enable Dark Mode in apps for the Mac.<p>For some, the darker experience is easier on the eyes, especially when using …

The Adultery Arms Race

Technology has made cheating on your spouse, or catching a cheater, easier than ever. How digital tools are aiding the unfaithful and the untrusting—and may be mending some broken marriages.<p>Jay’s wife, Ann, was supposed to be out of town on business. It was a Tuesday evening in August 2013, and …

Check out this amazing ‘working’ iPhone in Minecraft

In a game where you can build anything you want, it was only going to be so long before someone constructed an iPhone in <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>Even with that said, however, the version of Apple’s iconic handset which one player put together is impressive; being not just a block-based reconstruction of the …

Nexus Player is Google's first Android TV device

Google tries to take over your living room, again<p>The first device running Google's new Android TV platform will be the Nexus Player, a set-top streaming box made by Google and Asus. The device is being announced today, and it's Google's latest in a very long line of attempts to take over your TV. …

This 113-Year-Old Woman Had To Lie To Get On Facebook

It’s hard to even imagine what it would be like to be 113 years old, but I assume that my days would be filled with ponderous silence and loneliness as the world pulled away from me. 113 year old Anna Stoehr surely isn’t living like that, though. Last year, she was celebrated by the Minnesota …

Dizmo's Multi-platform Virtual Workspace Launches Today

Dizmo, a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn any digital surface into an interactive work space, has officially launched today, opening the platform up to the public for the first time.<p>In a nutshell, Dizmo wants to draw together all the discrete Internet of Things and other …

iPhone 6/6 Plus Case of the Week: The Otterbox Defender

It's that time of year again. Right after a new iPhone comes out there is the inevitable deluge of great cases to protect your new investment. This happens with every iPhone release, but perhaps never more markedly than with the introduction of the completely new form factors of the iPhone 6 and 6 …

Organize your desktop like a Mac expert with Spaces

<i>Welcome to Mac Mondays! Each Monday, the team at CNET How To will go in-depth on ways you can improve your Mac. We'll talk performance upgrades (for old and new models), hardware hacks, and workflow tips. This is where you'll go to find out how to release your Mac's potential and make the most of</i> …

Learn How to Build iOS Apps from Scratch

Have you always wanted to build an iOS app, but lacked the knowledge and skills? Have you ever signed up for an online course on creating iOS apps, only to feel frustrated because the content was out of date or not comprehensive enough? Are you dying to learn more about Swift and programming for …

The Ring Smart Wearable Lets You Control Your Phone, Google Glass Or Smartwatch

Smart wearable devices are becoming more and more popular with manufacturers and new line of wearables launched over the last few years providing …

An espresso machine in your backpack? Minipresso says yes

While there's something to be said -- a lot to be said, really -- for cowboy coffee, a fine espresso is a wonder unto itself. And the Minipresso looks like it's the solution to how to get espresso on the go that we never knew we needed: compact like a vacuum flask, yet able to deliver a freshly …

Play Nintendo’s iconic games on iOS 8 without jailbreaking

Nintendo is probably never going to release its treasure trove of retro titles onto iOS any year soon, but if you want to experience the thrill of stumping tutrtles dead in Super Mario World on your gigantic iPhone 6 Plus display, there’s a simple hack that can make it happen.<p>SiOS – a new Super …

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Microsoft imagines an incredible transparent smart cover for Surface tablets

It's just like a piece of paper<p>When Microsoft isn't busy transforming living rooms into giant Xbox games, it's working on incredible new technologies. The latest Microsoft Research work sees the company investigate the idea of a transparent smart cover for a Surface tablet. FlexSense is a …

How to save money and time with iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

iOS 8’s new Family Sharing feature makes it easier than ever for your entire family to share purchases on iTunes, iBooks and the App Store.<p>Family Sharing is about more than just sneaking copies of apps off your siblings’ accounts, though: It can bring harmony to your entire digital life by sharing …

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Seriously: Dubai police get Google Glass to go with their Lamborghinis

If every police force was like Dubai's, they'd have to beat back the crowds of recruits. On top of having million-dollar Bugati Veyrons and $350,000 Lamborghini Aventadors as pursuit cars, <i>Reuters</i> said detectives on the Gulf force will soon be using Google Glass. The wearable will help cops identify …

Apple CarPlay Arrives in Pioneer Stereos

Slowly but surely, Apple’s new CarPlay dashboard experience is coming to fruition. Pioneer has announced its first stereo that supports the platform out of the box, as well as a firmware update that will bring the experience to a further five.<p>The new dashboard is called the SPH-DA120, and the …

‘Netflix for pirates’ comes to jailbroken iOS devices

Popcorn Time, the service that allows users to stream movie torrents, today makes its debut on iOS. It’s available only to jailbroken devices — there’s no way Apple would have approved it for the App Store — and it can be obtained through Cydia via a dedicated Popcorn Time repository.<p>Popcorn Time …

Meet Ello, the social network that wants to be the anti-Facebook

Have you ever wanted Facebook to get rid of all those ads? Paul Budnitz went out and did something about it.<p>Budnitz founded Ello, a social network that launched about six weeks ago and pitches itself as an alternative to the world's largest social network. Its biggest selling point is the feature …

Google Nexus 5 shown-off completely in seven minute video - Pocket-lint

A seven minute video shows the Nexus 5 in the clearest form yet, adding validity to past leaks and sightings. The unit shown in the video shot on 9 …

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Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

Archos GamePad 2 to launch in October for £180 with two Gameloft titles preloaded - Pocket-lint

A couple of weeks after the Archos GamePad 2 leaked online, the company has finally confirmed a release date, perks and pricing for its …

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Archos GamePad 2 tablet gets official, ships to the US in Q4 for $200

That was fast -- just days after a retailer's leak, Archos has announced the GamePad 2. As hinted earlier, the second-generation gaming tablet is a big improvement over the original. The 7-inch slate is now better-suited to modern games through its sharper 1,280 x 800 IPS display, a quad-core ARM …

A.I smartwatch is also a standalone Android smartphone (updated)

Smartwatches sure are multiplying faster than rabbits. One of the newest devices hoping to make it to market is the A.I Watch: a companion gadget that's also a standalone Android phone, similar to a Chinese creation we saw in August. According to its developers, you can use the A.I Watch to make …

QSAlpha trying to raise $3.2 million for its super-encrypted Quasar IV superphone

After Canonical asked the world for $32 million to produce its Ubuntu Edge handset, $3.2 million seems like small potatoes, right? All right, it's still a bunch, but QSAlpha's got some big plans for the money. The Quasar IV promises unprecedented security, according to the company's new Indiegogo …

Look how quickly the Asus PadFone Infinity phone turns into a tablet

We knew last week that Asus was planning a refresh of its PadFone Infinity and now it’s official. The package consists of a powerful 5-inch Android …

Sony PS4 review: The entry-level PlayStation 4 with HDR thrills - Pocket-lint

Although the PS4 Pro gets most of the attention these days, with its 4K visuals, the slimmer, standard PlayStation 4 is a great starting point for …

Microsoft's Outlook.com gets IMAP, meaning more third-party app support - Pocket-lint

After a long wait, Microsoft has finally announced IMAP (and OAuth) support for Outlook.com users. Outlook users will now have email access from more …

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