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10 Best iPhone Apps of 2013

Best iPhone Apps of 2013<p>1. Afterlight<p>2. Duolingo<p>3. Pocket Light Meter<p>4. <i>Temple Run 2</i><p>5. Venmo<p>6. Over<p>7. ThirdLove<p>8. Vine<p>9. <i>Proust</i><p>10. Mextures<p>There are …

Hackers Used Infected USBs to Make ATMs Spit Out Cash

Hackers reportedly used USB sticks to install malware on ATMs in Europe, eventually controlling them to dispense cash.<p>According to the BBC, German …

CES 2014: 5 Tech Trends to Watch

The new year is upon us, which means the annual International CES is just about here, too. In less than a week, more than 150,000 people will descend …

Is eBay Planning to Launch Its Own Virtual Currency?

eBay's PayPal unit has filed a patent application proposing secure tokens that could potentially be used as a virtual currency.<p>The application, filed …

The 8 Hottest Tech Jobs of 2014

Hottest Tech Jobs for 2014<p>1. Software Engineer<p>2. Web Developer<p>3. Network Systems Analyst / Network Engineer<p>4. Mobile Developer<p>5. IT Manager<p>6. Sales …

Connected Underwear Will Turn You On

LAS VEGAS — Ladies, your lacy underwear is about to get a whole lot smarter. Connected sex toy company OhMiBod announced at the 2014 International …

5 Skills You Need to Be a Leader at Work

If you've got your eye on a management role — especially one on the top of the totem pole — you have your work cut out for you. After all, there's …

Why Non-Tech People Should Apply for Tech Jobs

If you own a smartphone, tablet or even if you’re just glued to your laptop, you're aware of the tech revolution. But have you ever thought about how …

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

Scarlett Johansson questions Siri's loyalty after 'Her' diss

The war of words between Siri and Scarlett Johansson is heating up. Last week, <i>Buzzfeed</i> discoveredthat if if you ask Siri if she is <i>her</i> (a reference to the Siri-like artificial intelligence in the Spike Jonze film <i>Her</i>), she'll respond with a rather snarky dismissal of Johansson's work. <i>Vanity Fair</i> was …

The best automotive news of CES 2014

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> The best automotive news of CES 2014<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>The auto industry has been slowly invading the Consumer Electronics Show over the course of the past several years — but in 2014, they've taken it to an entirely new level. The amount …

The self-drifting car: taking a BMW to the limit in Las Vegas

This isn't your granddad's self-driving car<p>Self-driving cars aren't supposed to make you puke, are they?<p>A couple laps in BMW's latest autonomous driving demo, taking place here at CES this week, are all it took to get me feeling a little woozy. And there's a good reason for that: the car was …

Why Apple's new retail chief is the right woman for the job

Apple shocked both the worlds of technology and high fashion last fall when the company announced that it was poaching Angela Ahrendts, then CEO of luxury apparel and lifestyle label Burberry, to assume command of the lucrative Apple retail operation. Ahrendts is due to take the reins of a powerful …

New app uses vibration to build a virtual cane for the blind

Most apps for the visually impaired rely on audio to fill the gap, but a new app discovered by <i>Technology Review</i> takes a different approach, using haptic feedback to simulate the sensation of touch you would get from a lightweight cane. To work, the system requires buildings to be outfitted with …

ZTE shows off its own modular phone

Motorola stunned us a few months ago when it announced plans to develop a modular smartphone through a collaboration called Project Ara, but we've yet to see even a prototype of the device. Here at CES, ZTE is showing off its own modular phone concept, named the Eco-Mobius. The model on display is …

How to create a multiplayer game that people actually play

A multiplayer game doesn't just have to grab the attention of its players with good design, it has to keep enough of them involved for anyone to bother playing at all. At <i>Lost Garden</i>, game developer Dan Cook, known for puzzle game <i>Triple Town</i> and dogfighting game <i>SteamBirds</i>, has laid out an exhaustive …

Why You Should Test Your Mobile App With Drunk People

In the Cocktails and Customization study, they asked Samantha, a 21-year-old pharmacist, to visit three separate websites that offer customization …

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What weird tech trends from CES 2014 mean to the average person

The Consumer Electronics Show is an annual lovefest between inventors and the gadgetry enthusiasts who love them. For the rest of us, this means we hear a lot about tech trends that sound too ridiculous to take seriously. The Internet of Things? Made up. Wearable technology? Too expensive. Brain …

How Silicon Valley Became The Man

Silicon Valley has been taking a lot of heat lately for its power and elitism. That’s only natural for a region that has rapidly gained enormous economic and cultural clout. But it seems especially ironic that this is happening in the San Francisco Bay area, that one-time headquarters of flower …

Meet ChoiceMap, A New App That Helps You Make Better Decisions

Making complicated decisions is an emotionally fraught process and (if you are like me) the whole thing can leave you feeling paralyzed. ChoiceMap is a new free iPhone app that helps you break down complex dilemmas into a list of priorities, rate them by how they will affect your life, and then …

Best Health Gadgets: Smart Beds, Fitness Trackers And More

Health and fitness gadgets are a growing market, as wearable computers become more practical (and attractive) and we learn more about how to …

Overstock makes $124K from 780 Bitcoin orders a day after giving the crypto-currency a thumbs up

Overstock.com took a gamble on Bitcoin that quickly seems to be paying off.<p>The company made $124,000 through 780 Bitcoin orders within less than 24 hours of accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment.<p>Overstock announced a partnership with popular Bitcoin wallet Coinbase yesterday, making it the largest …

Bitcoin vault offering insurance is 'world's first'

<b>A Bitcoin storage service that is insured against the loss and theft of the digital currency has launched in London.</b><p>Elliptic Vault uses "deep cold storage", where private encrypted keys to bitcoins are stored on offline servers and in a secure location.<p>The facility's founders say they are the …

Bitcoin regulation, here we come: Singapore clarifies tax policies

Singapore is providing some clear guidance on how merchants can manage taxation on Bitcoin transactions.<p>This is a step ahead of most governments, which have yet to issue clear regulations around the new alternative payment. Even many financial corporations have held it at arm’s length: PayPal …

LoginBox Debuts A New Kind Of Password Manager That Actually Records Your Workflows (But Is It Safe?)

Loginbox, a new solution aiming to save you from typing in your username and password for various websites when accessed from your smartphone’s small screen, is taking a different approach than most. Though competing with other form fillers and password managers like LastPass or Dashlane, the new …

Invisible intelligence: how tiny sensors could connect everything we own

The Kolibree toothbrush knows more about your mouth than you ever wanted to know. It monitors how you brush your teeth and lets you know if you're doing it wrong (yes, you can fail at brushing your teeth). Even your dentist can’t monitor your oral hygiene on a daily basis, and that’s exactly why …

Why Apple Is Losing Ground To The Samsung Brand

Samsung is gaining fast on Apple in terms of brand affection – but we seem reluctant to admit it.<p>In Interbrand’s 2013 brand index, a benchmark measure of brand value, Apple came out on top, ending a 13 year run by Coca Cola. The signs are though that Samsung, which has been investing heavily in …

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