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Scanning your iPhone at a coffee shop? You’d better read this. Apple Inc.’s iOS 8 mobile operating system has a security flaw that affects more than …Security
It’s here. And I’ve been playing with my Apple Watch for about an hour.
I have the white Sport model. It wasn’t my first choice. I or ered it because this was the version that had the best chance of being delivered today and not some much later date.
That syncing feeling
Nothing was special about the …Apple Watch
Your fingerprint is a more valuable security resource than your password—you can change a password, after all. So it’s worrying to hear that …Samsung
We could spend all day counting all of the things that make Android a great platform, but for real smartphone enthusiasts, the operating system’s …Phones
Jawbone on Thursday unveiled brand new fitness trackers meant to better compete against some of the upcoming hot wearable devices, including an even …Fitness
As Amazon Prime debuts its one- and two-hour delivery program in cities across the U.S., new data suggests the e-commerce giant’s annual subscription service is starting to crowd out online competitors like Walmart and Target , despite the best efforts of these big-box retailers.
Market research …Amazon
(Reuters) - U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminium for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.
The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminium-ion battery has the …Batteries
In other blogs I’ve looked at how cutting-edge companies like Amazon and Apple are getting closer to their customers by using consumer data to take the friction out of the purchasing process. That’s why you may be surprised that one of today’s leading lights in the retail space is actually a home …The Future
Never, ever want to run out of coffee, toilet paper, razors or trash bags again? Amazon has a button for you.
The online behemoth launched Amazon Dash on Tuesday. Although that was one day before April Fools', it actually is a real product, the company says.
Dash is a small oval electronic device …Amazon
Have you ever been watching a TV show or a movie and wondered where you could buy the clothes? Well, Spylight is the answer.
Spylight is a nifty new app for iOS that allows you to “shop the screen” quite literally. There are two ways you can do it – by holding your phone up to the TV while the show …TV
In the few years since its introduction, Netflix’s online video streaming service has grown to serve over 50 million subscribers in 40 countries. …Nginx
Curved displays on smartphones have finally hit the mainstream. Sure, you may not have one in your pocket just yet, but between models like the LG G …Samsung
Last week the Federal Aviation Administration finally gave Amazon permission to begin test flying its delivery drones outdoors. But in testimony before a Senate subcommittee today, Amazon argued that the government wasn't moving nearly fast enough. "This approval came last Thursday, and we’re eager …Amazon
Cable is amazing. For as much as people justifiably rag on cable providers, the actual content and breadth of channels is absolutely mesmerizing. …Bait-and-switch
Employers want to know who has one foot out the door.
As turnover becomes a bigger worry—and expense—in a tightening labor market, companies including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG and Box Inc. are analyzing a vast array of data points to determine who is likely to leave a post.
But don't expect a drone on your doorstep anytime soon
Amazon’s hopes of delivering shipments to customers via drones got a little more real Thursday as federal regulators granted the company approval to test its unmanned aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration gave Amazon’s drones what’s …Amazon
Despite initial reports that content from NBCUniversal (which is owned by Comcast) won’t be a part Apple’s rumored TV streaming service, contract …TV
Windows 10 is coming this summer, Microsoft has confirmed, and will be free to anyone using Windows 7 or better. Even people who didn’t pay for …Microsoft Windows
Facebook's latest open source project is already winning over the likes of Dropbox and Netflix.The post Open Source Works. Just Ask Facebook appeared …
Dyson is investing $15m in a new type of battery that promises to double smartphone battery life and allow electric cars to drive over 600 miles per charge.
The British vacuum company was alerted to the University of Michigan spin-off called Sakti3, which has developed next generation solid-state …Batteries
Near the end of 2013, a company called Neptune came out with a crazy idea: build a playing card deck-sized smartwatch that could run without a smartphone. It accomplished that feat at the expense of being large and ungainly, making Android Wear behemoths like the Moto 360 look svelte by comparison. …Tablets
If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip …Walt Disney Company
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Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a …
The future of cables is finally coming and it's god damned fantastic. Welcome to USB Type-C.By now you've no doubt heard how USB Type-C is the single …Google Fiber
In some recent blog posts, we’ve explained why we believe it’s crucial to adopt a four-tier application architecture in which applications are …
Fresh off its IPO in January, Box has made its first acquisition of the year, buying a small security startup called Subspace, the company said on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but all seven Subspace employees will be joining Box and the startup will be closing up shop …Startups
Google has announced that it's working on a new mobile payments framework named Android Pay. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google exec Sundar Pichai confirmed that this would not be a new product for users, but an "API layer" that allows other companies to support secure payments …Google
Following countless leaks and endless teasers, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. The pair of S6 phones succeed the Galaxy S5, Samsung's prior flagship announced one year ago, and will be available across the world starting on April 10th. All four major US …Samsung Galaxy
Our first look at Google's new headquarters.The post Your First Look at Google’s Reconfigurable, See-Through HQ appeared first on WIRED.