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Booker Raises $35 Million To Bring Small Business Scheduling Online

You’re looking for a local spa for a treatment, so you turn to the digital equivalent of the yellow pages, Google and Yelp. In seconds, you’re scanning a range of choices for high reviews, convenience and price. You pick a winner. But there’s a problem. It’s after dinner and the only way to make an …

Small Business

Sling TV opens the floodgates, accepts sign-ups without invites

Image copyright Janko Roettgers / Gigaom.Sling TV, the online TV streaming service from Dish Networks, is now available to everyone: The service …

Smart TV

The Most Hyped Digital Currency Since Bitcoin Has Officially Launched

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, investors had already bought $2.6 million worth.<p>We're living in a time when an app that just says Yo is worth $10 million, so this shouldn't be too surprising.<p>But the digital currency world has been anticipating the first ether sale for more than a year and regards …

Cryptocurrency

Facebook closes its $2bn Oculus Rift acquisition. What next?

Facebook now owns virtual reality startup Oculus VR, after closing the $2bn acquisition, which was announced by the two companies in March.<p>The social network is paying $400m in cash plus 23.1m Facebook shares for the maker of the Oculus Rift headset, with a further $300m in incentives if it hits …

Ready or not, the iPhone 6 clones are here

The next iPhone is likely still a couple months off, but that hasn't stopped the attack of the clones from starting early.<p>The Internet has a talent for leaks, but the tech world also has an impressive capacity for imitation, so it should be no surprise that all those iPhone leaks have already been …

Mobile Technology

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Jehovah's Witnesses criticised over handling of sex abuse

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1090000/1090206_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527466813_5c0723f1e9cbaf39e5495bc805023d08<p><b>A woman who was sexually abused by a Jehovah's Witness elder as a child has criticised the way the church handled her complaints.</b><p>Karen Morgan …

Jehovah's Witnesses

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

'Dragon' Richard Farleigh: taken into care at three, retired at 34

Fame & Fortune: Richard Farleigh of Dragons’ Den started life in the Australian outback but became one of the world’s best-paid financiers<p><b>You had an unusual background. How did growing up in Australia shape your view of money?</b><p>I was one of a poor family of 11 children and we lived in a tent in the …

KGI: 4.7″ iPhone’s camera may not support optical image stabilization, 5.5″ likely will

A new research note from KGI indicates that the 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6 won’t support optical image stabilization due to constraints in the production of VCM suppliers. The larger 5.5-inch version is expected to support the feature, while the smaller device will employ a cheaper motor that’s …

Samsung releases new 4K TVs great and small

Samsung has announced six new 4K TVs which include an 85-inch screen, a curved series, and a selection of smaller sized televisions.<p>Samsung has announced a bevy of new 4K TVs, with six new models and two new series. They include an 85-inch screen, a curved series, and a selection of smaller sized …

Televisions

Apple May Release A New MacBook Air With A Super Sharp 12-Inch Screen This Year

This 12-inch version would be nearly identical to the 11-inch and 13-inch versions, but with some minor internal tweaks, the report says.<p>Digitimes doesn't expect there to be any changes to the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air laptops.<p>It's important to keep in mind that DigiTimes' reports aren't …

Meet the M-One, the latest open source SLA 3D printer

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: MakeX<p>Stereolithographic 3D printers, which use light to harden liquid resin into 3D objects, are dropping in price. And …

China expands plans for World Bank rival

China is expanding plans to establish a global financial institution to rival the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, which Beijing fears are …

Details leak out on HTC's 'Nexus 9' Android tablet

HTC may finally get a chance to build a Nexus device for Google.<p>Details on HTC’s new “Volantis” — an 8.9-inch Android powerhouse tablet — have just emerged, pegging it as the next big Nexus tablet, Android Police reports.<p>The site claims the tablet is being called the Nexus 9 internally at Google, …

Why Amazon didn't go cheap with the Fire Phone

Amazon’s Fire Phone innovates with its four-camera configuration. It innovates with its object-identifying Firefly feature. And it innovates with its Mayday feature that provides face-to-tracked-face assistance on the go.<p>But one way in which it doesn’t innovate may be the way that most people were …

The SmartPlane: The world’s first smartphone-controlled aircraft [Deals]

Want to take the skies by storm? Then grab the best flying experience around with the crash-proof <b>SmartPlane</b> at an incredibly low price courtesy of Cult of Mac Deals!<p>SmartPlane is the world’s first smartphone-controlled gadget airplane. Tilt, turn and accelerate your plane with just a simple slide …

Home Automation

Nasa's chief scientist Dr Ellen Stofan on plans to kidnap asteroids and pioneer Mars

Dr Ellen Stofan says that missions to the red planet are a priority of the US space agency – and that the best way to search for extraterrestrial life is by setting up a permanent presence<p><b>Is Nasa looking for intelligent life?</b><p>Nasa, right now, is really taking a step-wise approach: let's look at our …

St. Louis Fed Economist: Bitcoin Could Be A Good Threat To Central Banks

We caught up with Andolfatto to ask him about why he put this deck together, where he thinks Bitcoin is going, and whether he personally has anything invested in it.<p><b>Business Insider: What was the genesis for this presentation?</b><p><b>David Andolfatto:</b> Its genesis was a blog post I'd started, addressing …

Bitcoin