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Amazon’s Set Top Box Will Be A Dongle Like Chromecast, Could Feature OnLive-Style Streaming

Amazon is readying a game console/set top box of its own, and we’ve learned from multiple sources familiar with the device that the Lab126-produced gadget will have a form factor similar to the Chromecast, or in other words it’ll be a stick or dongle as opposed to something like the Apple TV. In …

iPhone 6 May Include Temperature, Pressure and Humidity Sensors

Electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu reports on her Weibo account that the next iPhone may add a pressure, temperature and humidity sensor.<p>G for Games relayed the report and points out that the "pressure" in this context is certainly atmospheric, not blood pressure:<p>According to Sun Chang Xu (news chief …

Holland says yes to the network-agnostic SIM card

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Albert Lozano<p>Regulators in Netherlands this week opened the door for any company — whether Apple, Audi …

Pwn2Own: The perfect antidote to fanboys who say their platform is safe

Despite huge leaps in secure code, nothing is immune when hackers are motivated.<p>For the past seven years, an annual hacker competition that pays big …

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This $100 range extender from Amped Wireless promises better Wi-Fi range and speed

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>With a growing number of wireless devices in more rooms at my home, I had to plunk down $69 for a wireless range extender last …

New Study Shows Instagram And Snapchat Beating Twitter Among Teens And Young Adults

The findings come from a phone survey by Edison Research and Triton Digital, compiled by BI Intelligence.<p>The trajectory of Snapchat suggests that what once may have seemed like a fleeting trend has decidedly taken off. Among the wider base of survey respondents — all those 12 and older — Snapchat …

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How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware

Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale …

Google’s Jared Cohen: It’s “Obvious” Bitcoin-Like Currencies Are “Inevitable”

Google Director of Ideas and former technology advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jared Cohen, says that digital “crypto-currencies” like Bitcoin are here to stay. “I think it’s very obvious to all of us that crypto-currencies are inevitable,” he told the audience at SXSW, in …

Google Street View Captures Colorado River

Eighteen months after Google entered the Grand Canyon to capture panoramic imagery for Street View, the Internet giant has teamed up with American Rivers to ride the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and capture even more impressive views.<p>Though this certainly boosts Google’s arsenal of …

SiNode Raises Seed Funding To Give Batteries More Juice

Looking to develop a technology that gives batteries more capacity for energy storage and boosts the rate at which they charge, early stage company SiNode has raised new seed financing from the Chicago-based investor, Energy Foundry.<p>Using a technology developed at Chicago’s Northwestern University, …

Mutant dual-boot Android and Windows Phone coming to US this spring

Huawei is no stranger to Windows Phone, having released a handset in the US last year, but the company is now planning to combine Android and Windows Phone into a single smartphone. Speaking to <i>TrustedReviews</i>, Huawei’s chief marketing officer, Shao Yang, reveals the firm is still committed to …

Despite complaints, most Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers plan to renew

The Creative Cloud subscription angered many customers, but 57 percent of those who signed up will continue to use it, a new survey by CNET and Jefferies finds.<p>Adobe Systems is having a hard time convincing skeptics that its Creative Cloud is worthwhile, but most of those who've signed up plan to …

Customers

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: great screen, disappointing battery life

We often tease Samsung about the seemingly arbitrary way it divvies up its tablet offerings -- not content with round numbers, it's released tablets that are 10.1 inches wide instead of 10, 8.9 instead of 9, 7.7 instead of 8, and so on. And so too is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, …

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation aims to make a Pi for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>The Raspberry Pi Foundation is considering making a dedicated board for the …

Patience kiddies: When 5G finally arrives, it’ll have something for everyone

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.om<p>5G networks are sort of like unicorns. Folks talk about them but they don’t …

Connected TV points the way forward for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Everyone from industrial giants to bootstrapped companies on Kickstarter are talking about the promise of the internet of …

This horrible acronym could be great news for your connected gadgets

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / hoperan<p>I’ve been avoiding this conversation for a long time, but there’s no getting around it. We need …

Check out this connected water sensor that makes its own power

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Here’s a nifty project running on Dragon Innovation’s crowd funding platform. Driblet, a Wi-Fi connected water sensor that …

Bluetooth 4, the internet of things, and low power communcations

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Ever since Bluetooth 4 rolled out in the iPhone 4S in October of 2011, I’ve wondered whether the low energy iteration of the …

T-Mobile’s new love of MVNOs helps drive its subscriber growth

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Nathan Bush<p>T-Mobile US(s tmus) credits its new Un-carrier strategy of quick upgrades, cheap plans and free …

August raises $8M for its smart lock

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: August<p>August, the company behind a smart lock that was designed by Yves Behar, has raised $8 million in a round led by …

Revolv gets $4M for its universal hub aimed at the smart home

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Revolv, the Boulder, Colo. startup that’s building a hub to unify all the connected devices in your home, has raised $4 …

5 pieces of advice for those who want to buy a connected device

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: S. Higginbotham<p>Look, the internet of things is hot right now. We even put out a connected gift guide that showcased a …

The internet of things is a developer nightmare … and opportunity

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>This week’s podcast brings together Kevin Tofel’s new Pebble Steel purchase, my connected garage door and a deep discussion …

In praise of the humble smart plug: Are outlets the gateway for the internet of things?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Are smart plugs the trojan horse that will bring the internet of things and the smart home to mainstream consumers? My …

Check out that connected washing machine you didn’t know you wanted

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The connected fridge may be the much joked about symbol of the last internet of things hype cycle, but this time around, the …