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CEOs of Microsoft, HP, Intel talk future of computing

The CEOs of three of the largest technology companies in the world talked on Wednesday about their vision of the future of computing and what needs to get disrupted to get there.<p>Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were grilled by New York Times …

World's most delayed software released after 54 years of development

When consumers have been promised powerful, life-changing new software, delays and postponed launches can be excruciating.<p>Mac OS X was first demonstrated under the code-name Rhapsody in 1997, yet version 1 release didn't arrive until a full four years later. Windows Vista was originally planned to …

5 Free Apps To Overcome Your Forgetfulness

Whether you need to remember when your bills are due or to drink more water, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p><b>Carbodroid (Android)</b><p>We’re made of the stuff–and need about two to three liters of it per day–to stay sharp and healthy. If you need a nudge to grab a glass of water, Carbodroid is …

First Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Advert Unveiled (video)

Microsoft has today released the first advertisement for its new Surface Pro 3 tablet which has been specifically designed to enable users to replace …

Gear & Gadgets

The most luxurious phone we've ever held, made of titanium and calfskin (pictures)

Share some but not all of your photos when you hand someone your iPhone

When you hand a friend or family member your iPhone so he or she can look at a photo or two, you don't necessarily want that person to have unfettered access to your entire photo library. Perhaps your mom swipes from cute photos taken at Sunday brunch to the last photos you took at the conclusion …

Meet The Free App That Wants To Keep You Safe From Kidnapping

If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, your first instinct may not be to reach for your smartphone for help. But a Brooklyn developer has built a new emergency app, ‘I’m Getting Kidnapped,’ that could help make you feel a bit safer, just in time for the World Cup.<p>The title’s a bit blunt–if …

3 High-Tech Eyeglasses That Do Things Google Glass Can't

In the 1988 sci-fi flick <i>They Live</i>, a local drifter named John Nada stumbles upon a magic pair of sunglasses that give him the ability to see aliens. …

Microsoft hires its own chief economist, from Google

Microsoft this morning announced a new position of chief economist inside the company, and named Preston McAfee — most recently Google’s director of …

Xbox One creator: how to design a games console

You might not know Carl Ledbetter by name but you'll have seen his work. After all, it's plastered across billboards, nestling in living room cabinets and perhaps even wired up to your PC.<p>In his two decades at Microsoft, the veteran industrial designer has gone from crafting computer mice and …

Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 in desktop OS arena

Windows 8.1 is now more dominant than its predecessor, at least based on all desktop OS traffic seen by Net Applications.<p>For the month of May, Windows 8.1's share inched up to 6.35 percent from 5.88 percent in April. That gave it just enough of a nudge to steal third place from Windows 8, which …

Windows 8 Start Menu May Not Hit The Market Until 2015

Are you ready for the Start Menu? Well, you may want to put on your waiting pants, as Microsoft isn’t set to release the revamped Start Menu until 2015, according to Mary Jo Foley.<p>Microsoft demoed the forthcoming Start Menu at its Build conference earlier this year, but the product was shown …

HoverSkate: 'It makes me feel like I am flying like Ironman'

Jim Pitts is one of the most determined tinkerers you'll every come across. He's the mind behind the HoverSkater, an unusual Kickstarter project that aims to fund the production of a strange cross between a hovercraft and a skateboard.<p>The inspiration for the HoverSkater came about a long time ago. …

Intel's next-gen 'Broadwell' chip arrives in first mobile device

Intel President President Renée James will kick off the chipmaker's activities at the Computex conference, highlighted by a debut of a next-gen "Broadwell" chip in an Intel device.<p>James will disclose the "world's first 14 [nanometer] fanless mobile PC reference design" from Intel based on the …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

A Microsoft Smartwatch Is Coming

Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate and synchs with iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones, <i>Forbes</i> has learned.<p>It’s a surprising development in the ongoing conversation about …

Nokia Lumia 630 review

Pros<p>Fast processor, okay camera, Nokia extras, expandable memory<p>Cons<p>Windows Store still a bit lean<p>Price<p>£90<p>8 / 10<p>Nokia's last low-priced high …

Microsoft buys Capptain developer service to improve app notifications

Microsoft has purchased France-based notifications startup Capptain, the company announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Capptain helps app developers retain users by sending out push notifications to entice them to stick around based on behavioral data and real-time …

Apple Now Makes Apps For Other Mobile Platforms – Which Could Be Huge For The Future Of Media

Apple became something more with the Beats acquisition today – a multi-mobile platform developer at least for the time being. The company will continue to operate Beats Music on Android and Windows Phone, Apple CEO Tim Cook tells The Financial Times’ Tim Bradshaw following the acquisition.<p>While …

How to control your Facebook privacy

Facebook offers several tools and settings through which you can safeguard your privacy. But it's still up to you to control your own socially networked destiny.<p>On Thursday, Facebook tweaked the default option for new members so that updates are shared only with friends and not with the public. In …

Start for Android Is a Slick, Versatile Lock Screen Replacement

Keeping your Android device feeling fresh and new is half the battle to staving off the continual impulse to upgrade, and an easy way to do this is by installing a new launcher or lock screen replacement that gives your phone a new look and feel.<p>There are certainly no shortage of options to choose …

Apple may be buying Beats to keep it out of Samsung’s hands

Conventional wisdom is that while Beats has a lot of fashion credibility, the actual audio quality blows. So why does Apple want to buy them?<p>Rumors have swirled that it’s an acqui-hire, and that Apple wants Beats so that it can also own Beats executive Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, whose contacts in …

Fitbit rules 50 percent of the world's wearable market

Fitbit appears to be a tour de force in the wearable world.<p>New numbers released by analyst Canalys on Wednesday show Fitbit devices accounted for nearly 50 percent of the world's 2.7 million wearable band shipments in the first quarter of 2014.<p>Apparently, the recent kerfuffle and recall over …

New lawsuit accuses Google of AdSense fraud

A lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google accuses the tech titan of engaging in widespread fraud by canceling AdSense accounts just before they were due to pay out.<p>The suit relies in part on recent anonymous accusations that Google developed an AdSense fraud scheme in 2009 to prevent publishers from …

Secret Finally Comes to Android

Secret, the app for anonymously sharing secrets, launched its long-awaited Android app Wednesday and rolled out new features to both iOS and Android …

Surface Pro 3 Makes Microsoft’s Strategy Crystal Clear

The absence of something is often as telling as its existence. When Microsoft failed to unveil the rumored Surface Mini on Tuesday and instead …

The virtual reality cameras are coming: 360Cam passes Kickstarter goal in a day

The 360Cam, which hit its $150,000 goal on Kickstarter today, isn’t the first 360 degree camera to pop up on a crowdfunding site. But the team behind …

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

The biggest problem for aid agencies is to reach the so-called “final fifth”–the roughly 20% of kids worldwide who don’t have ready access to health …

Ringo is a Call App That Doesn't Need Internet Connection

Many apps have been trying to take on Skype — among them Viber and recently, messaging app Line which launched a cheap calling service.<p>Now another app has surfaced, called Ringo. What’s notable is that the app doesn’t need Internet connection for you to make calls. Essentially, this means that the …