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Following evasi0n jailbreak release, A4 devices on iOS 6.1.5 also untethered via “p0sixspwn” Cydia package

Yesterday the iOS jailbreaking community was caught off-guard by the sudden release of an updated evasi0n tool compatible with iOS 7. Now, users with an iPhone 4 or fourth-generation iPod touch on iOS 6.1.3 through 6.1.5—versions previously impervious to the iOS 6 jailbreak—can also get an …

Sony unveils 3D head-mounted display for surgeons to peer inside you

Sony's 3D head-mounted displays have been asking for a place in your film-watching and gaming routines since 2011, but now their latest HMD is volunteering to act as the viewing end of medical endoscopes. Hirai and Co. have just unveiled what amounts to a retooled HMZ-T2, dubbed the HMM-3000MT, …

Motorola building a 'world-class wearables design group,' according to job posting

We knew Motorola was interested in crazy wearable technology — like vitamin authentication and electronic tattoos — but now it appears the Google-owned company is preparing to actually design and build computers you can attach to yourself. In a job posting for a "Senior Director of Industrial …

Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of …

15-Minute Home Workout

Exercise 1 Squat and Kick<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides <b>(a)</b>. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can <b>(b)</b>. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed <b>(c)</b>. That's one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left …

Xbox One scores high number of preorders

The upcoming console has picked up more preorders than its predecessor over the same period of time, says Microsoft.<p>The Xbox One is apparently a hit even before it officially launches.<p>Preorders for the Xbox One have surpassed those for the Xbox 360 during its prelaunch months, Microsoft announced …

Gaming Industry

How Will Apple Handle Verizon’s iPhone Shortfall?

Verizon has an iPhone problem and it’s not going away.<p>Reporting second-quarter earnings Thursday, Verizon said that more than half of the 7.5 million …

Lernstift Pen, Which Corrects You As You Write, Picks Up Speed On Kickstarter

Lernstift is a pen which vibrates when you spell the word incorrectly. However, it could also be capable of spawning its own App ecosystem. After launching on Kickstarter recently, it’s picking up speed towards its modest $183,000 goal to go into full production.<p>Created by Munich-based …

Zune 2.0: is Microsoft making the same mistakes with Surface RT?

History is in danger of repeating itself<p>Back in June of last year, Microsoft started teasing a "major announcement" that would soon be revealed as its first tablet: the Surface RT. There was an air of excitement, and the expectation that Microsoft might be able to tackle the iPad head-on with a …

YouTube subscription channels off to slow start – but is that a problem?

Some of the first partners for YouTube's "pilot programme" for subscription-based channels, which was launched in May, have said that their paid …

A brief history of app pricing, and why most apps are free

We had a look at some of the app purchasing habits and statistics regarding the Google Play Store and Apple’s Appstore the other day, so to continuing in that vein, Flurry Analytics has done a little more digging into just why mobile apps are priced so low, often to the point of being free.<p>For this …

Apps

Google is about to create a multi-billion dollar market for cyborg accessories

There are fewer than 10,000 Google Glass headsets in the wild—2,000 in the hands of developers and another 8,000 trickling out to early adopters—but already, creative entrepreneurs are thinking ahead to what will be a brand new, multi-billion dollar industry: accessories for Glass and other …

Google Glass

Every designer in existence has redesigned iOS 7. Why don't you give it a go?

Apple’s iOS 7 is a mockery of design. Or, a masterpiece. Or, a solid attempt built for Apple’s next billion customers. There really isn’t a consensus.<p>In any event, now that iOS 7 has been redesigned by seemingly thousands of designers — some before it was even released — why don’t you give it a …

Microsoft Still Hopes You’ll Buy A Surface RT, Launches New “Surface Vs. iPad” Ad

Sometimes it feels like Microsoft just can’t help itself. After yesterday’s disastrous earnings report was made even worse because Microsoft had to reveal how badly the Surface RT had been selling, the company today released a new “Surface RT vs. iPad” ad that touts the tablet’s detachable …

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, …

Adobe Launches PhoneGap 3.0 With New Plug-In Architecture, APIs And Better Tools

Adobe today launched version 3.0 of its PhoneGap open source mobile app development platform. PhoneGap has long been one of the most popular tools for developers who want to write cross-platform mobile apps in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.<p>With this update, PhoneGap introduces a new plug-in …

Apple and Samsung in renewed settlement talks, says WSJ

Apple and Samsung have renewed their talks to reach a settlement in the patent infringement case leading back to 2011, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The case, which ended with a $1 billion verdict in Apple's favor last summer, was one of the highest profile patent infringement …

Schools get one step closer to high-speed internet after FCC vote

The Federal Communications Commission has been working to beef up internet access across the US, and it's just voted to move ahead with a proposal that'll help to bring high-speed internet connections into almost every school in the nation. The proposal would overhaul the government's E-Rate …

Amid Controversy, Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun Is Relearning How to Teach

“I don’t know why people react so extremely to what we do,” said Sebastian Thrun, the co-founder and CEO of Udacity, a company that’s trying to …

Higher Education

Why Sony Is Betting On Indie Games For the PS4

Octodad is the sort of game Adam Boyes, Vice President of Developer and Publisher Relations at Sony, likes to talk about. It is, suffice it to say, weird. You play a simple father who is just trying to do his best to exist in the world and raise his kids, without anyone finding out that he’s an …

Poppy Is Now Courting Developers To Build 3-D Augmented Reality Games For Your iPhone

Remember Poppy? It’s that device — now on Kickstarter — that lets you watch and record 3-D photos and videos using your iPhone. It’s kind of like a Viewmaster for the digital age.<p>Anyway, a lot’s happened since we first wrote about the company’s Kickstarter campaign. It’s racked up nearly 2,500 …

Apple says developer memberships and apps will not expire due to unexpected maintenance duration [Update: one week extensions]

Apple has added some additional information to the Developer Portal’s maintenance page stating that memberships that were supposed to expire during the unexpectedly-long downtime have been extended to accommodate for the issue and apps will remain on the store until the portal is available again …

Twitter experiments with blue lines to thread tweets

Twitter is testing a new feature that ties replies to the original tweet using a thin, blue line.<p>The feature showed up on a version of Twitter’s Android app, which was updated Wednesday. The latest update also adds a new notification indicator on the big “@” sign in the app, alerting a user to how …

Are Knockoff IPhone Chargers Electrocuting People?

Last week a 23-year-old Chinese woman was killed allegedly via an electric shock that came from her iPhone, which was plugged in and charging. Apple said it would help Chinese authorities investigate the incident. Ma Ailun was using an iPhone 4, and fresh information on the case suggests that her …

iPhone