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Apple Music will stream at 256kbps like iTunes Match

Specific details about Apple Music are still rolling out after the iPhone maker announced its new subscription music service at WWDC yesterday. Music quality for streaming and offline playback is bound to be one concern for potential members and it appears Apple will be taking a conservative …

What Apple Music means for iTunes Match

The announcement of Apple Music, Apple's new streaming music service that'll cost $9.99/month for access to over 30 million songs, didn't go off …

Google just quietly bought this stealthy Seattle startup led by ex-Clearwire researchers

Sometimes startups attract corporate attention after releasing cutting-edge products, or nailing down key customers.<p>Others get gobbled up before they …

Apple Releases Update to iOS 8 Beta

WWDC was two weeks ago, and beta versions of Apple's new operating systems iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite and of Apple TV were made available at that time. Now, Apple has made updates to those betas, including an update for Apple TV that supports iCloud Family Sharing. The Apple TV can now access content …

Smart TV

Are Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Back Together?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Today in celebrity gossip: Hollywood's cutest mini-celebs may be dating again, Kanye West retouched</i> …

The Amazon smartphone is here: meet the Fire Phone

A $199 phone with 3D cameras and all the Amazon services in the world<p>Amazon doesn't just sell smartphones anymore — it makes one. In news that should surprise exactly no one, Jeff Bezos has officially unveiled Amazon's first cellphone, the Fire Phone. It'll be available July 25th, exclusively on …

This Building Will Suck Up Smog Like It Was A Forest

The latest air-purifying building is brought to you by 9,000 square meters of photocatalytic concrete.<p>Buildings are capable of a lot more than simply covering our heads. They can collect enough rainwater to last a 100-day drought. They can run on algae. And some can also clean smog.<p>One of the …

7 Scientific Solutions for Annoying Little Problems

<i>Image via Wonderhowto.com</i><p><b>by Elizabeth Maine</b><p>Scientists are working to alleviate those maddening, irritating, altogether obnoxious things that can make …

Stephen Hawking: AI could be a 'real danger'

In a hilarious appearance on John Oliver's HBO show, the famous physicist muses that robots could "outsmart us."<p>I don't want to frighten you. I'll leave it to Stephen Hawking to do that.<p>The famed physicist made an appearance last night on HBO's "Last Week Tonight," and had a deep and meaningful …

Artificial Intelligence

PSA: You can now get a new iPad mini at Best Buy for $199.99 shipped ($100 off)

<i>From 9to5Toys.com</i><p><b>Update:</b> Best Buy only offers in-store pickup now.<p>These things usually go out of stock quickly so you might want to jump all over it, especially with Father’s Day coming up.<p>Target began the $199 price drop over the weekend but quickly ran out of shippable inventory. They are still …

Here’s the iPad split-screen app mode Apple is working on in iOS 8 (video)

As we reported in May, Apple is working on a split-screen multitasking feature for iPad apps for a version of iOS 8. The feature, akin to the key productivity function on the Microsoft Surface, was not announced at WWDC last week, but code references to the feature have been found across the iOS 8 …

Starbucks teams up with Duracell to place iPhone-compatible wireless chargers in coffee shops

Starbucks, in partnership with Duracell, is starting a nationwide rollout of a wireless charging system for smartphones. The system is powered by Duracell’s Powermat technology, which we reviewed last July (starting at $3.50). The program will place 100,000 of the Duracell chargers at …

5 Myths About Travelling With Tech

The more I travel, and the more people I meet while travelling, I realize there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about travelling with technology. In an effort to make travelling a little easier for everyone (or at least, everyone reading this…) here are a few of the most common myths I’ve …

Astonishing headphones with clarity like you've never heard before

No doubt about it, the new KingSound KS-H3 electrostatic headphone is a revelation, so says the Audiophiliac.<p>I'm a lucky guy; I regularly get to check out the world's best-sounding headphones, but I was truly shaken and stirred by the KingSound KS-H3 electrostatic headphones. If you get to hear …

Audiophile

Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait

The first thing you’ll notice about Tile, the crowdfunded lost-item finder that attaches to bags, keys, bikes and more, is that it’s big. I mean, I know the company provided the device’s specs beforehand, but it’s still a surprise to see this large white square — bigger than a Wheat Thin and …

Report: Production of Next-Generation iPad Air Set to Begin, with 8-Megapixel Camera, A8 Chip

While we've had a lot of iPhone 6 rumors, not much has been said about forthcoming iPads. Likely that's because the new models coming this year will have the same design, but with some feature upgrades. According to a report on <i>9To5Mac</i>, production of components for the next iPad Air is set to begin …

Apple

Console OS will let you run Android on a Windows PC or tablet

Toggling between Windows and Android on a single device? That <i>sounds</i> desirable enough maybe, especially the way Intel describes it, but the quest for a practical mixture of green and blue has had its hiccups. (And that's putting it mildly.) A new project has just arrived on Kickstarter, however, …

7 Siri Tricks You Might Not Know About

Apple's voice-activated assistant is now a well-known personality in his/her own right, but unless you've taken the time to dig into all the features …

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Skype 5.0 for iPhone available now… for some lucky App Store users

We showed you an early behind-the-scenes look at Skype’s major update to its iPhone app including an interview earlier this week, and today Microsoft says that update will officially roll out to users. In fact, a few people are able to download/update it now, while others are still getting the “not …

iOS 8's secret split-screen shown off in developer video

A new video shows the secret split-screen option buried inside iOS 8 that could put two apps side-by-side on your iPad.<p>A secret split-screen option hidden in Apple's iOS 8 has been leaked in a new video.<p>App developer Steve Troughton-Smith posted the video showing how an app can be resized to take …

Apps

Skype removed from App Store ahead of major 5.0 update

You may have noticed Skype for iPhone/iPod touch disappear from the App Store in select markets today. Skype tells us that the reason is preparations for the upcoming 5.0 update. Here’s the statement:<p>We have removed the Skype for iPhone app from the Apple iTunes store in some markets, as we begin …

Open Wireless Movement

Having ubiquitous open wireless networks will make amazing new technologies possible. Today, if a device needs to depend on always having an Internet …

Obama on Oregon shooting: 'We're the only developed country where this happens'

President Obama commented on the school shooting that killed two, saying congressional opposition to gun control is 'shameful'<p>President Obama spoke out once again in favor of stronger gun controls in the wake of a school shooting in Oregon on Tuesday that left a student dead and a teacher …

Sorry, guys, you didn't actually crash the FCC website (update: FCC responds)

The only thing more charming than John Oliver's 13-minute net neutrality explainer? The idea that we, his viewers, managed to crash part of the FCC website because we submitted too many comments about its proposed net neutrality regulations. In fact, though, while Oliver did indeed send fans to …

This necklace is also a panic button for bad dates

The Guardian Angel looks like a rather cumbersome silver pendant, but it doubles as a panic alarm for times when dates are going downhill.<p>By pressing …

iOS 8 is the dramatic redesign that iOS 7 promised

Apple adds substance to last year's style<p>It’s been 51 weeks since Tim Cook introduced the world to iOS 7’s "stunning new user interface." We thought then that the radical redesign of iOS would be the biggest update in the platform's history. But in some ways, we were wrong. While iOS 7 brought a …

New Chrome extension hopes to demystify encryption

Google pressures email providers to step up encryption of mail sent between servers as it debuts End-to-End, a Chrome extension that promises the first streamlined use of PGP in webmail.<p>Google launched a two-pronged attack against unencrypted email on Tuesday, divulging which webmail providers …

Information Systems

iOS 8 appears open to jailbreaking, but...

iOS hacker i0n1c has tweeted expections for an iOS 8 beta-compatible jailbreak, though the new OS may be putting up a fight.<p>One of the main questions raised in the wake of Monday's demo of iOS 8 is whether Apple's new mobile OS can be jailbroken. For one perspective on that, let's tune into the …

iOS

New smartphone chip will beam high-definition holograms as early as 2015

Just imagine: a smartphone that projects 3D holograms into thin-air. If you can wait until the end of next year, and if you can believe the claims being made by a well-funded company called Ostendo, then your next handset could be capable of just that. Thanks to breakthroughs by the Californian …