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KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

A bionic arm and a nerve implant give one amputee a sense of touch

Nothing can quite undo the trauma of losing a limb, but a team of EU researchers has been trying to help by bringing sense to senseless prostheses. They're doing pretty well at it too: they recently spent a full month giving one lucky test subject some of his sense of touch back. A series of …

First time on iOS from a Windows user’s standpoint

Funny thing about being a technology writer. You have to use a lot of technology. Different devices, different apps, different technologies. It’s key …

Mobile ad data reveals breakdown between highest traffic and most revenue

When we want to get a sense of the current state of the smartphone market, we often to look to various statistics of one form or another. We can …

Nokia Lumia Icon pops its head up at Verizon again

When, oh when, will the Nokia Lumia Icon finally launch? A couple weeks back we got what might be the biggest break in the phone’s launch story to …

What is Windows Embedded 8 Handheld and how is it different from WP8?

Most people closely relate mobile enterprise solutions with BlackBerry. And rightly so. The company formerly known as Research In Motion dominated …

Partial Galaxy Gear compatibility comes to Nexus 5 (with a little work)

Samsung Galaxy Gear? Cool little smartwatch, and what it lacks in battery life, it tries to make up for with attractive features like that …

Samsung Galaxy S 5: here’s what we wish for

The rumor mill is churning out lots of interesting – and often conflicting – reports on Samsung’s upcoming flagship iteration, the Galaxy S 5.<p>Some …

HTC “M8x” name appears in government database

When it comes to the HTC M8, we’ve got plenty of questions. When will HTC launch the phone? What can we ultimately expect from the hardware? And …

Phablets Are Officially A Thing, With 20M Shipped In 2013

God help us. Phablets are officially a thing.<p>According to Juniper Research, phablets are expected to hit 120 million units shipped by 2018, up from the estimated 20 million phablets shipped last year (2013).<p>Samsung validated the trend with the super-sized Galaxy Note series, which has gone on to be …

The Week in Review: Gadgets and Gizmos A-Plenty

Inside Flipboard / January 10, 2014<p>The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which just completed its 2014 run in Las Vegas, was full of gadgets—some …

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …

The new GE: Google, everywhere

AT GOOGLE they call it the toothbrush test. Shortly after returning to being the firm’s chief executive in 2011, Larry Page said he wanted it to …

12.9-inch iPad still at least nine months out, claims report

While larger iPad rumors remain just that, rumors for now, Samsung has been silently developing and announcing its large tablet, the Galaxy TabPRO …

Starbucks App for iOS Updated With Improved Security

Not too long ago, it was revealed that the official Starbucks application for iOS had a major security flaw that saved the credentials such as …

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Unsafe and sound

EAVESDROPPING, be it simply sticking an ear against a door or listening to and analysing the noises made by tapping different keys on a keyboard, is …

Code hints that Google may bake fitness sensor support into Android

KitKat brought pedometer functions to Android, but that's not necessarily enough for smartphone owners who want to track their fitness routines. Google may be aware of that desire for more athletic info, though<i>. Google Operating System</i> has discovered code (shown below) for a future "Fitness API" …

Google Drive dev tools promise better and more powerful apps (video)

If you're an Android user, there's little doubt that you're familiar with Google Drive, Mountain View's preferred cloud storage service that competes with the Dropboxes, SkyDrives and iClouds of the world. Of course, Drive can also be used by developers to build better apps, and today Google has …

LTE Powered HP Chromebook 11 Launches For $379

The HP Chromebook 11 has been available for a while now, and now HP and Altair have announced a new LTE powered version of the HP Chromebook 11 which …

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Should restaurants, whether fine or low-end, ban children?

The kiddie-banners say that all parents should hire a babysitter and go out without the kids. But guess what? Sometimes parents want to go out with their offspring and enjoy a meal, too<p>It’s always refreshing to see another story about a restaurant that is thinking about banning children – if …

meMINI Wearable Camera Lets You Capture Those Precious Moments (video)

meMINI based in Auckland New Zealand has created a unique camera which is being designed to allow you to capture precious moments whilst going about …

Soda bottles & trash bags could one day come from natural gas, if a startup has its way

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Siluria.<p>The dirty secret of almost anything made out of plastic — from your soda bottle to a trash …

Half of Britons against shale gas drilling in vicinity - poll | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of Britons polled in a study said they would be unhappy to have shale gas fracking carried out within 10 miles of their home.<p>Demonstrators walk through a roadside camp at the entrance gate belonging to a site run by Cuadrilla Resources, outside the village of Balcombe …

Anders Petersen's best photograph: the denizens of Cafe Lehmitz

'Lilly was everyone's darling. The little guy behind her was Scar, a famous sword-swallower who got into lots of fights'<p>It was one in the morning and I was waiting for my friend Gertrude at Cafe Lehmitz in Hamburg. The place was chock full of people and there was great music playing on the jukebox. …

The Top 20 Data Visualization Tools

by Brian Suda<p><i>Originally published at Creative Bloq on September 17, 2012.</i><p>One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data …

it's that simple.

Ruby has a rich ecosystem of code metrics tools, readily available and easy to run on your codebase. Though generating the metrics is simple, …

What You Need To Know About Node.js

Node.js, a framework that’s been around since 2009, is making a big impact in web programming circles.<p>With disciples in Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn and PayPal, developers have not only heard of the merits of Node.js, but they’re either using or learning it now.<p>Consumers may have heard that Node.js …

The IT triangle strategy for evaluating enterprise tech startups

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There have been plenty of blog posts on why enterprise startups are “hot,” but enterprise startups can range from cloud …

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