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Apple Watch Sport Bands Come in Three Pieces, Full Band Swapping Not Possible

Earlier today, we shared a service called BandSwapper, designed to let people who purchase an Apple Watch Sport trade their extra unused Sport Bands for a Sport Band in a different size and color. As it turns out, Sport Band trading is not going to be possible, due to the way that the bands are …

Smartwatches

Some users reporting Nexus 7 brick issue on Android 5.0+ Lollipop

Can you think of anything worse than bricking your phone when flashing a new ROM? Well, how about your Android device turning into a fancy paperweight when the official OTA update is installing? That’s right, a good bunch of Nexus 7 owners, both 2012 and 2013, are reporting that Android 5.0+ …

Android News

Apple Watch hands-on and first impressions (Video)

Apple Watch is finally available to preorder, but if you missed the mark at 12:01 a.m. you might be waiting quite a while to get your hands on one. Luckily, Apple is providing try-on appointments that will allow you to get a taste of the experience and feel one out for yourself. Recently, we took …

Smartwatches

US nuclear fears block Intel China supercomputer update

<b>The US government has refused to let Intel help China update the world's biggest supercomputer.</b><p>Intel applied for a licence to export tens of thousands of chips to update the Tianhe-2 computer.<p>The Department of Commerce refused, saying it was concerned about nuclear research being done with the …

Foreign Policy

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge go on sale

Samsung has taken on Apple on the British high street, launching its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets on the day the Apple Watch goes on pre-order<p>Samsung has launched its latest smartphones the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on the same day that Apple rolls out its luxury Apple Watches for customers to take a …

Here's the concept art that inspired the robot from the year's best sci-fi movie

But "Ex Machina," opening in limited release Friday, features an AI so realistic that you'll be thinking about it long after the credits roll.<p>"Ex Machina" is the directorial debut of Alex Garland (best known for writing "28 Days Later" and "Dredd") and follows young programmer Caleb (Domhnall …

One of the first execs Marissa Mayer really trusted at Yahoo just quit the company

Earlier today, Kerns tweeted about leaving Yahoo. He wrote, "fascinating five years...learned a lot and met/worked with great people. Made a positive impact and can't wait to get to what's next."<p>Kerns was a favorite of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's for a long time after she joined the company in the …

Advertising

Here’s What Scientists Learned In The Largest Systematic Study Of Email Habits

For one thing, you’re shockingly predictable<p>You probably get a lot of emails. Heck, maybe someone even sent you this article in an email. And you have likely developed a systematic approach to dealing with this digital avalanche that never seems to end. Even though email has been around for about …

BuzzFeed denies deleting critical articles to appease advertisers

The news and entertainment site BuzzFeed has denied claims that it deleted two articles that criticised advertisers in order to appease them.<p>The articles were removed because of editorial concerns, the site’s editor-in-chief Ben Smith told staff in an email on Friday. He said both had since been …

Internet

Fortune.com

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Print Media

Finally! A 4K TV You Should Own

The Samsung JS9500 has arrived just in time<p>Building a home entertainment center is a lot like building a house: You need a solid foundation--and that’s your television. If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll want a TV that will last more than five years, which means going with the …

Televisions

Laser Chip Could Turn Smartphones Into Handheld 3D Scanners

Forget point and shoot, it's point and scan<p>Taking 2D photos with your phone is rather popular these days, but thanks to Caltech scientists, soon you may be able to wave your phone at an object and capture a 3D scan of it. You could scan a particularly nice coffee cup, and then instantly send the 3D …

Scanners

4 Reasons Why Design Is Taking Over Silicon Valley

VC design partner John Maeda says that the most successful tech companies of the future will really be design companies. Here’s why.<p>Are the fortunes of design on the rise in Silicon Valley? A resounding yes, says John Maeda, design partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. …

Google will fly a crazy, plane-like, 84-foot wind turbine next month

Astro Teller tells the crowd at SXSW that the 28-foot versions didn't crash<p>Google plans to fly an 84-foot wind turbine next month, according to Google X's Astro Teller, who spoke at SXSW today.<p>Google's wind turbines don't look like the ones you might see along the US coastline. They're more like …

Travel tip: Amazon Fire TV Stick is an entertaining travel companion

Who spends vacation watching TV? I confess: I did a little, thanks to the Amazon Fire TV Stick, a $39 gadget that gave me access to NetFlix, Amazon Instant Video and more.<p>It might seem odd to take this along, but if you're hooked on "House of Cards" — not that I am — and you're lying awake or you …

Amazon Fire TV

Alibaba Shares Rise In First Minutes of Lock-Up Expiration Day

On the first day that several big institutional investors who owned stakes in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. before its September initial public offering can sell their stock, shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant are actually up 1.4%. That’s far from the worst-case scenario that some investors were …

Dow Jones

Carbon3D printer is super speedy thanks to light and oxygen

3D printing startup Carbon3D has demonstrated a new approach to fabricating commercial-quality objects from resin using oxygen and light.<p>On stage at …

TED Talks

8 things we learned from Tim Cook’s interview with Fast Company

Tim Cook tells how Apple avoids Microsoft-style screw-ups, how many Apple Watches the company plans to sell, and why he keeps Steve Jobs’ office exactly as he left it in a new interview filled with fascinating tidbits.<p>The interview in <i>Fast Company</i> comes in the run-up to the March 24 launch of</i> …

Apple Watch

HTC ‘Uh-Oh Program’ Will Replace Your Busted One M9, M8 Phone for Free

HTC hopes to sway customers to its products with a new phone replacement program.<p>At Mobile World Congress, HTC Americas President Jason Mackenzie hinted that the company was going to offer something different with its new HTC One M9 smartphone to help set it apart from the competition. Today, the …

Apple and banks dismiss Apple Pay fraud worries

Worries that fraudsters are using Apple Pay to load stolen credit cards on iPhones are overblown, according to Apple and several banks.<p>Apple Pay -- the new tap-to-pay system that uses your fingerprint to approve transactions -- is the safest way to buy stuff right now. But recent reports have noted …

Apple Pay

Microsoft Plans To Replace Passwords With Your Body

Microsoft has announced a one-two punch for the upcoming release of Windows 10 in the form of Windows Hello and Passport; the former allowing you to unlock your PC once with biometric markers like a 3-D facial recognition or a thumbprint scan, and the latter letting you log into all sorts of …

The Pirate Bay's new network is making ISP blocks useless

Despite global efforts to put the kibosh on infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay (TPB), the lair of internet swashbucklers is proving almost impossible to sack. Swedish police succeeded in taking the site down late last year, only for it to reappear the following month. And stronger than ever it …

Windows 10 will be free for software pirates

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," says Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. …

Google puts the kibosh on Nexus 5 smartphone sales

The older model has been given the heave-ho so that Google can focus on the Nexus 6.<p>Smartphone buyers still interested in the Nexus 5 will no longer be able to buy it from Google.<p>A check for the 2013 Nexus phone at the Google Store flashes a message that "the Nexus 5 is no longer available for …

Android News

Opinion: Is Yahoo’s main business really worth negative $4 billion?

Yahoo Inc. US:YHOO is not the Internet juggernaut it once was. It has long since lost ground to the likes of Google GOOG, -2.02% and Facebook .<p>But is …

Apple Now Lets Users Download iOS Beta Software Updates, Starting With iOS 8.3

Apple is now inviting users to test iOS software updates before public releases, starting with the third beta of iOS 8.3. To download iOS 8.3, you will have to register your account as a software tester at the Apple Seed website. Not everyone will see the iOS beta program now because it seems to be …

Apple Pay

Early 2015 Retina MacBook Pro teardown gives first look inside new Force Touch trackpad

Following dismantling the latest refreshed MacBook Air models yesterday, today iFixit dives inside the new MacBook Pro model that arrived this week with upgraded internals and more.<p>On Monday, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro received an update alongside a refreshed MacBook Air lineup and with it gets …

MacBook Pro

Highfive Raises $32 Million To Bring Cheap Video To Conference Rooms Worldwide

Companies like Slack and Zenefits are known for how they’re changing the way we work, from reducing work email clutter to making it easier for human resources at small businesses to buy insurance for their employees.<p>Inside those companies, they’re using a new kind of video tool to be more …

Startups

Melinda Gates says family has no interest in Apple Watch

Technically Incorrect: The Microsoft co-founder's wife says that she is not swayed by the Apple Watch. Her family only uses Microsoft products.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Consistency is a very beautiful thing.<p>Unless someone is …

Apple Watch

Steve Jobs once convinced Disney CEO Bob Iger not to join Google's board

Apparently, he hated Google so much that some of his friends couldn't even join Google as a board member.<p>According to an upcoming book titled, "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Revolution of a Reckless Upstart Into A Visionary Leader," Disney CEO Bob Iger turned down an offer to join Google's board because …