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Hollywood Be Damned, the 'Netflix for Pirated Movies' Just Launched an iOS App

Popcorn Time found a way around Apple's vetting process.<p>Popcorn Time is an inspiring bit of programming. Whereas, in the past, someone scooping up a humongous torrent would sit, wait, and pray for the download to go uninterrupted, Popcorn Time locates all the versions of the file across the web, …

Popcorn Time

Play Whac-A-Mole on these weather-predicting smart ceramics

Most consumer IoT devices we've come across are made out of dull plastic, so excuse us for getting a bit excited over these porcelain smart mugs and vases at IDF in Shenzhen. Yes, <i>porcelain</i>, courtesy of Chinese ODM Thread Technology who's integrated Intel's tiny Edison computer module into these …

Ceramics

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 …

How an in-store Apple Watch demo will make you a believer

SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of people, I took the midnight plunge and bought an Apple Watch before I’d even tried it on.<p>But today, I got to see the device I bought last night. I went down to the flagship Apple Store in San Francisco and tried on a range of watches.<p>I wish I’d done this before, …

The best apps you might have missed this week

Apps

The 11 most addicting iPhone games you might have missed recently

We've got you covered. It can be tough to keep track of all the games coming out, so we've gone ahead and collected the best new games that will keep you coming back for more.<p>From games like Mr Jump that are as fun and frustrating as Flappy Bird to gorgeous newcomers like Alto's Adventure and …

Web Applications

Most people will probably buy the cheapest Apple Watch

According to several informal polls, the cheapest version of the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport, is the model most people plan to buy. It starts at $349.<p>The polls come from a bunch of Apple blogs and research firms, and we first saw them on Fortune.<p>In most polls, over 50% of likely Apple Watch …

Smartwatches

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Music streaming service Spotify is close to raising $400 million at an $8.4 billion valuation.</b> The funding is expected to come from sources including Goldman Sachs and Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund.<p><b>2. Apple is in talks with Taylor Swift and Florence and the Machine about its new music</b> …

Apple Watch

Project Morpheus: Sony's plan to make virtual reality a social experience

Everyone envisions that virtual reality will be about isolating yourself from the real world, but that’s not exactly what Sony has in mind<p>Two years after the successful Kickstarter fund that projected Oculus Rift into the mass consciousness and launched the new era of consumer virtual reality, …

Virtual Reality

Daily Deals: Harman Kardon Bluetooth Speaker/phone $105, Toshiba Canvio 1TB External Hard Drive $50, Aduro Bluetooth Shower Speaker $15, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Every morning we search for the best <i></i>Daily Deals using our <b>Daily Deal</b> finder tool and have them here for you at 9am ET/6am PT.<p>Harman …

Write is My New Favorite Text Editor for Drafting Articles

When I joined The Next Web full-time nearly six months ago, I was looking for ways to streamline my workflow — writing up articles, in particular.<p>I tried out a ton of Windows apps to help me compose posts, but nothing to seemed to fit the bill. I previously used a combination of a little-known …

Apps

Does Apple Watch Have a Manufacturing Problem?

While analysts and research firms have been speculating that Apple may have sold over one million watches in its debut weekend, Apple (AAPL) has chosen not to release the official sales numbers. Although the watches “sold out,” it is unclear how many devices were in stock.<p>“We’re seeing very limited …

The Apple Watch is already sold out, but here's how you can try one on

The Apple Watch was sold out within hours of being available for pre-order, and even appointments to see it in-person were locked up just as …

Sony's Latest Cameras Put a 30x Zoom in Your Pocket

Sony announced a pair of new point-and-shoot cameras on Tuesday that it claims are the world's smallest to feature a 30x zoom. Such long telephoto lenses usually blow up the size of these "superzoom" cameras to nearly DSLR size, but the HX90V and WX500 appear to be much more pocketable. Their …

Cameras

Apple Watch is a breakthrough device that won’t polarize the wearable computing world

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit/Gigaom<p>In many ways, the Apple Watch and its introduction resembled many Apple products before it. It is a …

8 Ways to Delight and Reward Your Email Subscribers

In this example, Williams-Sonoma knows that its subscribers signed up to receive weekly discounts and new product announcements. These emails are a great resource for the right subscriber, but they tend to be light promotions only applicable to online purchases delivered on a regular basis.<p>Now that …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Rooms, Inbox, TinType and More

Haffy<p>Inbox<p>Music Deals<p>Rooms<p>TinType<p>Between the first games of the World Series and the rollout of iOS 8.1, which finally makes Apple Pay available, you …

Apple 'iPhone Lite' pictured in two versions -- report

Apple plans two "lite" versions of its iPhone, codenamed "iPhone Zenvo" and "iPhone Zagato/Bertone," according to a report out of China.<p>Another day, another rumor about Apple's plans to launch a "lite" version of its iPhone.<p>Apple could be planning to launch two versions of an "iPhone Lite," claims …

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Evernote Makes Big Push To Sync Up Apps With iOS, Android, Windows App Updates

Evernote recently updated its iOS app to include a bevy of new free and premium features to the note taking app.<p>For those of you who happen to read TechCrunch but don’t use smartphones or applications, Evernote is an app that launched a few years ago and has taken the note-taking space by storm. …

Apple's iWork for iCloud beta trickling out to consumers

The company's platform for accessing iWork content from a Web browser, previously only available to developers, gets into the hands of some regular users.<p>Some iCloud users have been able to get their hands on iWork for iCloud Beta, according to a new report.<p>iCloud users on Friday started receiving …

iCloud

Has Spotify killed the iTunes star? Download sales slow as streaming picks up

Nielsen says overall sales of tracks and albums for first half of year are down 4.6 percent<p>For the past two years, record labels, music retailers, and artists carefully tracked music sales. After a decade of massive sales declines, the downward spiral appeared to bottom out in 2011 and 2012 and the …

A first look at Apple's iWork for iCloud beta

Apple is starting to roll out a public beta of iWork for iCloud, its upcoming online office suite, and it's inviting select users to test out the new apps through an emailed invitation. The suite includes web editions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — Apple's take on word processing, spreadsheets, …

Facebook Is Showing You Some Ads You Asked Not to See

Online ads can be annoying. Especially when the same advertiser shows you ads over and over again.<p>On most of the Web, there’s not much you can do …

Google Glass enters a casino: Watch what happens (or doesn't)

Chris Barrett, the same intrepid Google Glass explorer who recently filmed an arrest with his device, decides to probe the sensitivities of Glass action in a casino. The results are instructive.<p>I was waiting to hear about a large security guard grabbing our hero by the lapels and reading him his …

Google Glass

Update to Apple Store app will offer free iTunes, App Store content -- report

New version of Apple Store app for iPhone and iPod Touch, to be released July 23, will promote Apple's content apps, with some content offered free for a limited time, according to a report.<p>Apple is set to release an updated version of its Apple Store app for the iPhone and iPod Touch on Tuesday …

Apps

Why 3D Printing Will Work In Fashion

In case you haven’t heard, 3D printing has entered the mainstream, and it will disrupt every industry’s manufacturing processes slightly differently. Let’s talk about why it will work in fashion.<p>3D printing is not entirely new to the fashion industry, as jewelry designers have for years outsourced …

Google Maps 2.0 for iOS launches with support for iPads

New version for larger touch screens offers enhanced navigational features.<p>Just a week after a revamped Google Maps for Android launched, an update for iOS devices has hit Apple's App Store.<p>Google Maps 2.0, which began rolling out to users worldwide on Tuesday, features support for the iPad's …

Google Maps