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All Your Worst Fears About Google Glass Are Coming True, and It's All Your Fault

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It only took about six weeks for developers to take all of the theoretically creepy things the …

Photo Editing Platform Aviary, Now With 50M Monthly Active Users, Goes Global With New Japan Office

Aviary, the photo editing platform that has become a developer darling through its straightforward ability to integrate into iOS, Android, Windows Phone and HTML5 apps, has crossed a major milestone — and is aiming for even more growth.<p>Today the company is announcing that more than 50 million …

Google Now Lets Anyone Create YouTube Slow Motion Videos

Google on Tuesday announced a minor feature addition that will likely take the online video world by storm: YouTube slow motion videos. The company claims its tool can create a smooth, slomo video that looks as if it was filmed with a high-speed camera.<p>To create a slomo video, just visit the …

Despite Strong Early Numbers, Netflix Stock Drops After “Arrested Development” Debut; Parents Also Angry Over Lost Kids Shows

Maybe Netflix’s original content isn’t quite ready yet, after all. Today, a spate of bad news for the streaming service: its “Arrested Development” reboot failed to impress TV critics, and shares fell 5 percent as a result this morning. Meanwhile, angry parents are giving Netflix hell for its …

Hey parents! The internet of things might just be your new best friend

The internet of things is gaining attention for its role cobbling together our home security systems, letting us play with our lightbulbs and even …

An hour on your smartphone each day means Google Glass can't come soon enough

We spend 58 minutes talking on or staring down at our smartphones, each and every day, according to a new survey by Experian. Surprisingly, almost half of that is good old-fashioned communicating via voice and text.<p>And yes, there are significant difference between iPhone and Android owners.<p>iPhone …

Yahoo’s search for the fountain of youth

In a desperate drive for youth and content, Yahoo Inc. is spending billions.<p>The company that ruled Internet search in the early days of the web is on an acquisition frenzy, highlighted by its purchase of blogging site Tumblr last week for $1.1-billion (U.S.). On the heels of that purchase, Yahoo is …

Taco Bell puts 8 buzzy rings on it

Taco Bell creates buzz by sending custom-made rings out to some socially savvy super-fans.<p>Taco Bell is taking a page from Beyoncé's playbook: Put a ring on it.<p>The fast-food chain is betting that eight one-of-a-kind rings it sent to social media-savvy Taco Bell lovers will generate the kind of …

Sony launches smaller screen 4K TVs in Australia

<b>Launching its 2013 TV line-up, Sony has shown its commitment to 4K Ultra HD, with two new smaller-sized TVs joining its 84-inch Bravia.</b><p>Sony is …

Over half of smart TVs never go online

<b>According to LG, one in four Australians don't know whether the TV they own is a smart TV or not.</b><p>Now, according to research from Analysys Mason, that …

Apple agrees to $53 million settlement for some iPhones, iPods denied warranty coverage

Documents have been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for a $53 million settlement between Apple and customers denied warranty coverage on their iPods and iPhones due to water damage. The case is due to Apple's policy not to extend warranty coverage …

Online radio startup TuneIn closes $25M round of funding

TuneIn, the terrestrial streaming radio service, has closed a new $25 million round of funding, the company announced today.<p>TuneIn aggregates over 70,000 live radio stations (that are available to stream online) and 2 million on-demand audio programs (podcasts, concerts, interviews, etc.) under one …

Spotify Launches “Discover” Feature For Its Web App

Spotify has launched Discover, a news feed that allows users to see recommendations, songs and playlists based on their favorite music. The feature, which was first rolled out last month in a limited release, is currently available on Spotify’s new Web client and will eventually be launched in the …

Precognitive robot knows you need help before you do

A new robot developed by researchers at Cornell University isn't only capable of assisting you with tasks, it can accurately predict when you might need a hand. Armed with a Kinect sensor, the robot — developed by Ashutosh Saxena and his team of computer scientists — utilizes a dataset of 120 …

Alleged Galaxy S 4 mini benchmarks reveal Snapdragon 400 processor

The more we know about the 4.3-inch Galaxy S 4 mini, the more we're convinced that it's coming in the near future. German website <i>All About Samsung</i> claims to have obtained AnTuTu benchmark results from the baby Galaxy S 4, courtesy of an unnamed source. According to the screenshots above, the phone …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini specs apparently out, looking pretty good

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini have apparently been outed by German site All About Samsung.<p>The source cited by the site provided a screenshot of the AnTuTu benchmark running on the device, revealing some of the specifications of the device. The Galaxy S4 Mini is said to be …

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Pentagon leak reveals tensions

Chinese hackers may rank high on the military’s list of enemies <b>—</b> but back in Washington, they sometimes double as one of the Pentagon’s greatest political assets.<p>A steady stream of cyberattacks targeting everything from U.S. weapons systems to corporate trade secrets has provided the Defense …

Samsung Readies First R&D Center in Nokia-Land

Samsung is going all out to best Nokia in its home market of Finland. Fresh from an IDC report claiming that Samsung outsold Nokia in Finland during Q1 2013 — a notable first — the Korean phone maker has outed plans to open an R&D base in the country next month.<p>According to an invitation sent to …