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What Google And Uber Have In Store For The Future

Last week, I published a piece of speculative fiction about how I saw Google and Uber evolving as companies and taking advantage of new technology 10 years from now. That “Dispatch From The Future” got quite a lot of attention, in part because more than a few people got very excited about the …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

A Gaming Ultrabook Grudge Match -- Razer Blade Pro Versus MSI GS70 STEALTH

The next-gen marriage of Intel‘s Haswell CPUs and NVIDIA’s GTX 765M mobile graphics card in tandem with some genius design chops has created an entirely new class of product: the gaming ultrabook. In the 17″ class, Razer’s Blade Pro signaled a bold shift away from bulky 2-inch tall monsters, …

College Student Put His Life Savings Into Tesla, Made A Killing

A year later, he's glad he ignored their warnings.<p>The 22-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley invested $30,000 into Tesla stock a year ago and has parlayed it into an investment worth approximately $250,000 today.<p>"I was always preaching to my friends, 'Tesla's gonna be huge' …

iFixit teardown of Moto X finds it plenty repairable

Mere hours after the Moto X made it to stores, the iFixit guys have already torn it apart, revealing its innards to all. The guts of the American-assembled handset aren't entirely a surprise: under the hood we've got a motherboard, 16GB of eMMC NAND storage, the usual rear and front camera modules, …

Unity CEO David Helgason on gaming beyond the console

<i>This sponsored post is produced by FC Business Intelligence.</i><p>The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch raise questions around the creation of brand universes, increasing the life cycle of games, and improving downloadable content. While there is no doubt that next-gen consoles will play a central role …

Here are the PlayStation 4's 33 'launch window' games, from Knack to Minecraft

Between the PlayStation 4's November 15th launch at retail and December 31st, Sony claims 33 games will be available. That includes heavy hitters like <i>Knack</i>, <i>Watch Dogs</i>, <i>Minecraft</i> and <i>Battlefield 4</i>, as well as smaller properties like <i>N++</i> and <i>Contrast</i>. We've dropped the full list just after the break for …

YouTube for iOS gains video playback while searching, improved ChromeCast integration

Google has announced an update for its YouTube for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch application that brings multiple new features. Notably, the app will now allow users to watch a video in the corner of the display while browsing and searching for other videos.<p>The app also gains support for viewing …

Smartphones ship with a built with kill switch in South Korea

Phone theft has become an increasingly big problem since the price tags started creeping up on our smartphones. So much so in fact, that if you cast your minds back a couple of months, you may remember that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George …

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CARROT Alarm is a sadistic new alarm clock app that probably won’t murder you in your sleep

The makers of the CARROT to-do manager launched a new app this morning that is sure to haunt your dreams. CARROT Alarm is apparently the offspring of an alarm clock app and a sadistic AI reminiscent of <i>Portal</i>‘s GLaDOS, and boy does it want you to get out of bed…<p>CARROT Alarm uses a combination of …

NBA Refs Wearing Google Glass? “A Great Idea,” Houston Rockets Exec Tells Reddit.

“Okay, Glass, call a foul.”<p>NBA referees wearing Google Glass? Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey doesn’t think that’s such a crazy idea.<p>In a …

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A look into the mind-bending Google Glass of 2029

How far-fetched is it, really, to go from today's Google Glass to nanobots communicating between your brain and a Google cloud that is indistinguishable from a human?<p>When Google Glass made its first public appearance on April 4, 2012, it signaled the beginning of a new era of computing. Consider …

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Today's Best Apps: Moxie And Plummit

he App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

Intel confirms it is shipping its new wireless data chip this month

An Intel executive confirmed that the company is on schedule to ship its newest LTE wireless data modem later this month in a move to challenge Qualcomm’s leadership in the vast mobile data networking chip market.<p>Aicha Evans, Intel’s vice president and general manager of wireless platforms research …

iPhone 5S will come in gold & likely sport fingerprint sensor, iPad iOS 7 running behind

As Apple’s September 10th event iPhone event approaches, we’ve learned some additional details and have independently heard some of the already-floating around information regarding the upcoming announcements.<p>We’ve long been expecting Apple to launch an iPhone 5S at this upcoming event, an iPhone …

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

Yahoo's redesigned Weather app reaches Android

Yahoo showed that forecasts could be beautiful when it launched a redesigned Yahoo Weather app for iOS users in April; now, it's bringing those good looks to Android users. The updated Yahoo Weather client includes virtually the same stylized interface and location-sensitive Flickr photo backdrops …