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How Siri’s ultimate killer feature could be remembering

Siri does many things, not all of them as well as others. But one thing she’s really great at is reminders: Tell Siri to remind you to call your Mom on her birthday every year, and you’ll never have to worry about it again.<p>While Siri is great at reminding you to <i>do</i> things, though, one thing she …

How Damian Mehers Amped Up Evernote's Smartwatch Game

The smartwatch age looms on the horizon. While a few wrist-worn wearables have already found some success in the market, it’s the long-awaited efforts by Google and Apple that have captured the imagination. Android Wear will be at Google’s I/O conference and, according to the latest reports, Apple …

Moto 360 to come with Qi wireless charging

Charging up your smartwatch has to be one of the strangest things to get used to when moving over from a traditional wristwatch. At least with the upcoming Moto 360 you won’t have to worry about keeping tabs on cables and charging plugs, as the smartwatch looks set to come with Qi wireless charging.<p>…

Minuum keyboard coming to the Moto 360 and Android Wear

When it comes to maximizing space on a smaller display, the Minuum keyboard bills itself as the perfect solution. Essentially the keyboard squeezes an entire alphabet onto one line and actually works pretty well thanks to solid predictive capabilities built-in.<p>Although the app itself has limited …

Here's How Older Generations Are Ruining the Workplace

I achieved what many would consider impossible. If not impossible, most would say it was unlikely.<p>I was a college dropout, yet I was able to earn high profile positions with some of the biggest businesses in their industry, earning more than twice that of my peers in my age group. All seemed good …

Creating Pathways to Success for Women Entrepreneurs

Small businesses are playing a vital role in our emergence from one of the worst recessions in our nation's history. In fact, America's 23 million small businesses are responsible for 54 percent of all U.S. sales. There are a number of factors contributing to this phenomenon -- our long tradition …

Private Tech Companies Valued Above $1 Billion

CB Insights tracks venture capitalists and the companies they invest in. According to their data 26 privately held technology companies have a valuation of at least $1 billion (real or rumored).

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Voice recognition firm Nuance reportedly eyed by Samsung

Speech-recognition software company Nuance has reportedly held discussions with Samsung over an acquisition.<p>Among the licensees of Nuance's technology is Apple for its Siri personal digital assistant, and Samsung itself, which already uses the technology in its phones, tablets and televisions. …

Thoughtspot raises $30M to grow its Google-like search experience for data analytics

Thoughtspot, the business analytics startup with a founding team comprised of ex-Nutanix, Google and Yahoo folks, has raised $30 million in a Series …

The 10 best designs for the Moto 360 watch face

Apple Explores Ways To Automate Notifications And Alarms Based On Feedback From Wearables

Apple had some new patent applications related to wearables published today (via AppleInsider) and they all deal with a system in which the iPhone acts as a hub that collects data from sensors in wristbands and other types of accessories to automatically track user activity level and set alarms, …

Fitness App Usage Is Growing 87% Faster Than The Overall App Market

A new report from Flurry Analytics shows that health and fitness apps are growing at a faster rate than the overall app market so far in 2014. The analytics firm looked at data from more than 6,800 apps in the category on the iPhone and iPad and found that usage (measured in sessions) is up 62% in …

Intel launches messaging app...yes, that Intel

NEW YORK -- Intel unveiled a new mobile-messaging service Thursday called Pocket Avatars, which looks to stand out in an already crowded field of messaging apps by allowing users to convert their faces into avatars such as the Statue of Liberty or a blowfish.<p>The name Intel doesn't immediately …

'Made with Code' Project Aims to Get Girls Interested in Technology

Google and several partners in the tech industry and elsewhere launched a new effort Thursday that aims to get girls interested in topics like computer science and IT. "Fewer than one percent of high school girls express interest in majoring in computer science," wrote YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in …

Apple's iWatch may launch in October with 2.5-inch screen, says Reuters

If a new report from Reuters is accurate, Apple's iWatch could arrive as soon as October, and it's "likely" to feature a 2.5-inch display manufactured by LG. Production of the company's first smartwatch will apparently kick into high gear in July, with Apple aiming to produce and ship a massive …

Yo earns top 10 spot and $1 million just for being silly

Social media helps drive popularity<p>A free app that does nothing but trumpet "Yo." at your contacts has found its way into the US App Store's Top 10 list, thanks to social media's irrepressible love for the inane. The attention even attracted $1 million in angel funding for Life Before Us LLC, the …

Cisco To Facebook: We're Ready For You

And it amounts to "we're ready to compete with you and all who follow you!"<p>To recap: this week a project led by Facebook, the Open Compute Project, introduced a radical new design for a network switch and is giving that design away to everyone for free. A switch is a special computer that connects …

Glance is a Kickstarter project that turns any watch into a smartwatch

Love the idea of owning a smartwatch but hate the idea of giving up your existing watch? Glance is a tiny add-on that gives your wrist the best features of a smartwatch at a rock-bottom price.<p>Wearables — and smartwatches in particular — are just about all anyone in the technosphere wants to talk …