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Amazon's same-day delivery expands in six cities

If you're the sort who <i>just can't wait</i> to get household goods but cringe at having to brave the lines at the local store, today might be your lucky day. Amazon has officially expanded its same-day delivery options in six cities that include Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, …

Why Uber's ridesharing revolution could be undone by archaic laws and aging industry

Like electric cars, the decentralization of broadcast television, renewable energy and other burgeoning technologies, the world of "ridesharing" -- largely embraced by consumers -- is facing tremendous pushback from entrenched players around the world.<p>These entrenched players take archaic laws and …

Pandora deal helps indie musicians get noticed on internet radio

Pandora's relationship with music labels hasn't exactly been cozy, with more than a few legal disputes over royalties. Today, though, it's extending an olive branch. The internet radio service has forged a deal with the Merlin rights agency's 20,000-plus indie labels to help their artists get …

Gmail lets you easily unsubscribe to the newsletters you don't read

If you've been on the internet long enough, there's a good chance that you're on a few mailing lists that you never read; it's usually easier to just delete the messages than unsubscribe. You don't have to put up with those forum summaries and sales offers any longer, though. After a quiet rollout, …

Lyft wants you to know it has a carpool service too

Two can play the pooled ridesharing game, it seems -- just a day after the launch of UberPool, Lyft has responded with its own offering, Lyft Line. The basic concept is virtually identical to what we saw hours ago. If you're headed in the same direction as another customer, Line lets you hop in the …

What you should expect from Apple’s “iPhone 6”

Months of rumors boiled down into one article, for your reading pleasure.<p>It hardly seems like it’s been a year since the iPhone 5S was released, but …

Whitehats recover, release keys to CryptoLocker ransomware

But the perps still made $3 million.<p>Whitehat hackers have struck back at the operators of the pernicious CryptoLocker ransom trojan that has held …

Leaked Moto360 pictures show wireless charging dock, heart rate monitor

Also confirm IP67 water resistance, stainless steel body, and decent battery life.<p>Let this serve as your monthly reminder that the Moto360 <i>is</i> still …

iMessage in iOS 8: Explained

Messages is the most popular app on the iPhone and iPad, according to Apple. Given the enormous demand for instant messaging, and the integration …

ABC News' New Apple TV Channel Showing Strong Live Video Usage

Roughly six weeks ago, ABC News launched a new Apple TV channel offering a wide range of live and on-demand content from both national and select local feeds. Based on the first 30 days of availability, ABC News has now put together an infographic that offers a look at how the channel is being …

New Report Claims 4.7-inch iPhone 6 Will Sport a 2,100 mAh Battery

- Aug 6, 2014<p>We reported last month on photos of a battery that was allegedly destined for use in Apple’s much-rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6. At the time …

Pixar boss explains why Steve Jobs was such a great architect

Designed in collaboration with Steve Jobs by Norman Foster, the new Infinite Loop has Apple fans excited… but not architects. Informally polling a group of 6,000 architects around the world gathered for a South African conference, <i>Fortune’s</i> Philip Elmer DeWitt discovered that, by and large, the …

MacTrast Deals: The Name Your Own Price Front-End Master Bundle

- Aug 6, 2014<p>Today’s MacTrast Deal delivers an excellent “name your own price” bundle that offers over 93 hours of web development and design courses!<p>…

ABC News Proving More Popular on Apple TV Than on Desktop and Mobile Streams

- Aug 6, 2014<p>A little over a month ago, ABC News launched an Apple TV channel, offering both live and on-demand content from both the local and …

Android L may bring multi-user support over to phones

Starting with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Android tablet users have had the ability to set up multiple accounts for different users. With the introduction of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean this feature was expanded to include a restricted profile mode as well, allowing the primary device user to limit the …

Google Music updated, adds a new widget and reskins the other one

It’s update Wednesday, and that means we can expect at least a few Google app updates to trickle out as the day progresses. First on the list is Google Play Music, which has been updated from v5.6.1609 to 5.6.1616. Yes, that’s a pretty minor version number change, but surprisingly there are at …

Google Acquires Emu, An IM Client With Siri-Like Intelligence

Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year. Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart features that incorporated a virtual assistant not unlike Siri to automate tasks based on your …

Movo Wave Wants To Make The Activity Tracking Wristband Affordable For All

The days of the $100+ activity tracker might be over; Movo, a consumer tech company out of NYC, is kicking off pre-orders today for a $29 wearable wrist band that tracks steps, distance traveled and calories burned, collecting and reporting that data via an iOS and Android app. The Movo Wave, as …