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Will 3D Sensing From PrimeSense Make Apple's Siri More Psychic?

How much more intelligent and perceptive could Siri be if it understood more than just what you told it? What if it understood where you were in your house? Or if you were out in public? What if it had some basic spatial awareness that could help narrow the context of what you are asking?<p>These are …

NASA History Office on Twitter: " Want our newest book in print? The NASA HQ Info Center has them: $20 hardback, $15 paper http://t.co/EeidK11yY8 http://t.co/DZs0CpFHXS"

Sky Go boosts its TV lineup with 14 new channels

Sky's mission to boost its roster of mobile TV content has today seen it add no fewer than 14 new entertainment channels to its Sky Go streaming service. Available on iOS and a number of Android devices, Sky Go now counts a total of 57 channels after Comedy Central, MTV, Dave, Watch, Gold, …

The 100 Best iPhone Apps of 2018

Whether you received a new iPhone for the holidays or you just want to breathe new life into an older one, these are the apps you need.<p>PCMag reviews …

Time Inc. bringing Fortune, Time, People, and InStyle magazines to Flipboard

Time Inc. and Flipboard have reached a deal to bring content from <i>People, InStyle, Fortune</i>, and <i>Time</i> to the magazine-style app. <i>People</i> and <i>InStyle</i> will debut on Flipboard this week, with <i>Fortune</i> and <i>Time</i> following sometime in December. "Their audience has grown exponentially, so they actually have …

Daniel Lieberman: 'Dieting is a disaster for everyone'

Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and has published numerous studies about why the human body looks and behaves the way it does. His new book is <i>Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease</i>. One of his current areas of study is the advantages of …

The 6 Commandments Of Buying Gadgets

<b>1) Spend The Most Money On The Items You Use The Most</b> <br>So simple, yet so often overlooked: It’s smart shopping to splurge on the items you spend a lot of time with, and skimp on the ones you don’t.<p>“Don’t worry about the price,” says Brian Lam, founder of gadget decision-making site The Wirecutter. …

Share files between iPhone and Mac with DeskConnect

In service to you, dear reader, I take many screenshots on my iPhone, which I then upload to Dropbox before grabbing them on my Mac to annotate and upload to CNET's publishing tool with each How To blog post I write. When I came across new (and free) iOS app DeskConnect earlier today, I had hoped …

This Radical iPhone 6 Concept Completely Reimagines The World's Favorite Smartphone

Graphic designer and artist Johnny Plaid has envisioned a drastic update for the iPhone 6 which takes advantage of an edge-to-edge display, multi-touch sensors in the bottom of the device that get rid of the home button, and a brand new charger that integrates MagSafe technology.<p>While it's highly …

Mobile Technology

Kindle for iOS review: A great e-reader with one catch - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Kindle for iOS</b> lets you read sample chapters in the latest version and offers a built-in dictionary for quick reference. You also have the the Send to Kindle feature for saving items from around the Web.<p><b>The Bad</b> Apple's rules prohibit a dedicated e-book store, and it's hard to keep track of …

The Brighter Side of Decades of Disappointing Investment Returns

The prospects for investors, be they corporate pensions, sovereign wealth funds, or individuals, appear bleak. John Authers, in Thursday’s <i>FT</i>, musters up the evidence (or at least the opinions) that bonds and stocks are both likely to deliver paltry returns for years to come. Sheelah Kolhatkar, in a …

Brainstorming New Ways To Test If Cosmos Is One Big Computer Simulation

In the dog days of summer, when a gush of hot air from a Fifth Avenue subway grate can feel as real as it gets, take heart that the downtown traffic nipping at your heels may just be part of a cosmic-scale computer simulation.<p>The idea that the cosmos and everything in it could be a super-advanced …

Limbo now available for iOS, terrifies gamers with its elegant simplicity

Starting today, <i>Limbo</i>, the 2D side-scrolling game that both charmed and terrified us on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, is available for iOS devices. Dino Patti, the CEO of indie developer Playdead, tweeted the announcement about the game's launch with a link to the iTunes store, and from early reviews, …

It Only Takes About 42 Minutes To Learn Algebra With Video Games

On average, it took 41 minutes and 44 seconds for students to master Algebra skills during the Washington State Algebra Challenge using the DragonBox App.<p>The Challenge, co-sponsored by Washington University’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance included 4,192 K-12 students. …

Give Your Performance Management System a Review

Nearly every mid to large size company in the world now has some kind of performance management system, a process that in theory should help people set to achieve goals and ultimately drive performance. Yet only 14% of organizations are actually happy with their performance management system as it …

Interview: How Ray Kurzweil Plans To Revolutionize Search At Google

When Google announced in January that Ray Kurzweil would be joining the company, a lot of people wondered why the phenomenally accomplished entrepreneur and futurist would want to work for a large company he didn’t start.<p>Kurzweil’s answer: No one but Google could provide the kind of computing and …

The Massive Digital Library of the Future Just Opened Its 'Doors'

After two and a half years of development, the Digital Public Library of America finally flipped the switch on and opened its website at DP.LA. …

How Samsung Changed the Game on Apple

The iPad is now 3 years old. Hard to believe we’ve only had tablets such a short time, given how common they have become. It’s easy to forget that when launched almost all analysts thought the iPad was a toy that would be lucky to sell a few million units.<p>Apple blew away that prediction in just a …

With Help From Dropbox, Mailbox's Reinvention Of The Inbox Has Only Just Begun

If you haven’t tried it, the Mailbox app might make you scratch your head, as it did for Forbes.com contributor Adrian Kingsley-Hughes. “I like the idea of redefining how I handle my email,” he writes, “but I need to be sure that the Mailbox way is better.” Well, I have been using the app for the …