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Google Calendar wants to help you lose all that holiday weight

If you’ve made a new year’s resolution to get in shape, you might find Google Calendar handy, thanks to its latest update.<p>Last April, the company added a Goals feature, which allowed users to set targets like ‘Hit the gym thrice a week’ or ‘Practice guitar for 20 minutes a day’. It’s clever enough …

Apple confirms plan to open its first ever retail store in Samsung’s home city of Seoul

A report back in September suggested that Apple was planning to open its first ever retail store in South Korea, close to Samsung’s HQ in Seoul. Apple has today confirmed this to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>“We’re excited about opening our first Apple Store in Korea, one of the world’s economic centers and a leader in …

iPhone 8 will dramatically outsell the iPhone 6 due to much larger subscriber base – Nomura

You’re nobody in the analyst world unless you’re predicting a ‘supercycle’ for the iPhone 8 – a huge increase in sales over and above the normal level expected for a new iPhone. Pretty much every analyst on the planet is predicting one this year, with sales expected to exceed those of the earlier …

The big camera companies slept through CES because their ideas aren't futuristic enough

Keep an eye on the startups and the underdogs in 2017<p>If you’re a fan of big name cameras, this year’s CES was a bore. Sure, Nikon released a pedestrian entry-level camera. Canon’s G9X Mark II is another unnecessary sequel. The beastly Panasonic GH5 was a lone bright light, especially for shooting …

Apple is planning its first retail store in South Korea, Samsung’s home turf

Apple said it was planning to open a retail store in South Korea, its first in the country that is home to its smartphone arch-rival Samsung Electronics.<p>The iPhone maker listed hiring notices for 15 positions dated Thursday on its website, including a store leader and business manager. The listings …

Apple cuts Tim Cook’s pay by $1.5M as company announces 2017 shareholder meeting

Apple has cut Tim Cook’s 2016 pay by a little over $1.5M after the company failed to achieve both revenue and profit goals. The news that Cook’s compensation was cut from $10.28M in 2015 to $8.75M in 2016 was spotted in a regulatory filing by the <i>WSJ</i>.<p>Apple said its annual sales of $215.6 billion …

Samsung estimates highest Q4 profit in 3 years despite Note 7 cancellation

Samsung has announced its preliminary revenue figures for Q4 2016. The numbers indicate a 50 percent year-on-year increase for the Korean manufacturer, despite that it cancelled one of its biggest smartphones of the year during that period.<p>Samsung predicts its highest operating profits since Q3, …

Vapor is Misfit's first touchscreen smartwatch

While the wearable market isn't as hot as it used to be, Misfit is still holding strong with its lineup of fitness trackers, including the recently launched hybrid Phase watch. And now, it finally has a touchscreen smartwatch, the newly announced Vapor. It looks like a traditional round watch -- …

Wearable Tech

Samsung Electronics forecasts fourth quarter profit at over three-year high

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> said on Friday its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years, beating expectations on strong chip sales and a smartphone rebound.<p>The upbeat outlook comes despite a slight …

Every Game Release Date in 2017

This year is packed with some of the biggest new games to play, including heavy hitters like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Persona 5, and much more. To help you keep track of everything coming out, we've compiled the release dates of all …

16 Essential Apps For Your New Android And iPhone 6

So you’ve unwrapped, unboxed and cuddled your new smartphone to death. Candy Crush? Check. Instagram? Check. Staring at the screen wide-eyed and full of excitement but have no idea what to do next? Check.<p>As the new toy honeymoon begins to fade, you’ll probably want to actually use your handset in …

3 Points: Rajon Rondo's fit with Mavs so far

<i>ESPNDallas.com columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor and MavsOutsider.com editor-in-chief Bryan Gutierrez join Tim MacMahon each week to run a three-man</i> …

You need to check out this incredibly cool promotion Japanese Apple Stores are having

Apple products are a pretty huge deal in Japan and Japanese Apple Stores also have one of the coolest sales promotion ideas we’ve ever heard of: …

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Your Favorite Design Nerd

We’ve all got that one friend who has style for days. Maybe they’re an artist or designer, or they simply have an eye for aesthetics — whatever the reason, picking out a gift for them can be slightly daunting. That’s why we’re sharing our favorite colorful, patterned and beautiful gifts that run …

Dining Rooms

GOLDMAN: Here Are The 10 Big Market Stories That'll Dominate 2015

Looking forward, the analysts at Goldman Sachs have been rolling out their 2015 forecasts through a series of notes. They've already offered their top eight trades for the year while forecasting that the S&P 500 would climb modestly to 2,100.<p>All of their forecasts fit in the context of their "Top …

Sony Pictures Hack Traced To Bangkok, Thailand

By now you have likely heard that Sony Pictures has been hacked. The initial reports suggested that the attack could have been sanctioned by North …

Sony Pictures