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Apple + Beats = Genius

Let's not over-think this. Beats instantly makes the iPhone a better product. And that's worth billions to a company that's only growing because of the iPhone.<p>Tech reporters used to complain that Apple wasn't spending its $100+ billion in cash. Now we're complaining that Apple is spending too much. …

Confessions Of A Flappy Bird Addict

Just a quick game. It only takes a second. I, I need to beat my high score. That stupid bird. DAMMIT! Ok this time I’ll do better. DAMMIT! Alright the ad distracted me. F*CKKKK! I was doing so good. NOOOooo!<p>I don’t know why I want to play Flappy Bird. Why it’s the first thing that pops into my mind …

How to Get Really Good at Typography in One Month

Typography can be daunting to learn, but it's essential for designers (or anyone on the web). This guide is perfect for those of you looking to get …

Typography

Pics.io Edit aims for better online photo editing

Top Tech Photo, a Ukrainian company specializing in onilne photo editing, has built new tool called Edit.<p>Top Tech Photo already had launched a site called Pics.io tool for online handling of photos in some raw image formats from higher-end cameras. The new Pics.io Edit site, though, is for more …

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Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creator Dong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too overwhelming. But though “Flappy Bird” itself may be gone, the App Store’s top charts today are …

Google buys SlickLogin, looks to swap passwords for inaudible sound waves

If Google's latest acquisition is anything to go by, entering a password on a website could soon be as easy as placing your smartphone near your computer. Israeli startup SlickLogin confirmed today it has become the latest company join Mountain View's ranks (although it'll work from Google's local …

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Facebook celebrates 10 years with Look Back

Facebook turns 10 on February 4 and is celebrating by giving its audience of 1.23 billion a way to relive their digital history on the network with a special release called Look Back.<p>Look Back is meant to be a sentimental experience. It lets members on the Web or mobile either watch a personalized …

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Read Satya Nadella's first letter to employees as Microsoft's CEO

CEO calls for focus as he warns that "our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation."<p>It's official, Satya Nadella is Microsoft's next CEO, and on his first day on the job he's sent a letter to the whole staff. In the letter, Nadella speaks of what he thinks makes Microsoft a …

First Look At Sketchfab: A Youtube For 3D Files

Sketchfab is a web service to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models in real-time. Put simply, the site is part of a growing network of online 3D software to enable artistes, designers, and lay users to design 3D models that can, subsequently, be crafted into objects using a 3D printer. …

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro specs and features leaked, coming at CES 2014

The upcoming Galaxy Note Pro was reportedly demoed in South Korea a few days ago, and we have specs and features to report. According to ZDNet Korea, …

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NASA's next robot rover squishes like a child's toy

Super Ball Bot benefits from a bouncy design<p>In order to land on the Martian surface, NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity went through seven minutes of terror: it plummeted from the sky at 13,000 miles per hour, with only a supersonic parachute and a set of rocket motors to keep it from becoming a crater. …

Keen On… Innovation: Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Mojo?

Perhaps best known for his definitive book about Facebook, David Kirkpatrick is one of tech’s smartest and best informed writers. He now runs a media startup called Techonomy, which — through a series of annual conferences in Detroit and Tucson — focuses on the impact of technological innovation on …

Which Came First - The Chicken or the Egg?

G Flex: hands-on with LG's truly flexible phone

LG's G Flex, the company's first smartphone with a curved OLED display, may have leaked via press renders and Argentinian TV shows before its eventual announcement, but today marked the first time we were able to see the device for ourselves. LG held a press conference in South Korea to announce …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

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The Nexus 5 Gets A New Color And A New Rumored Launch Date

There really isn’t much we <i>don’t</i> know about Google and LG’s new Nexus 5 at this point — a leaked service manual blew the door open on plenty of technical details, and Google even “accidentally” outed the device in the Google Play Store, giving us a $349 price tag for the base 16GB model.<p>Now, thanks …

So what the heck is wearable tech, anyway?

Deep in a dimly lit audience in New York City, I sat watching a presenter show a slide reading, "Challenges for High Performance Wearable Solutions."<p>Of all the challenges listed -- battery life, processor power, connectivity, developing compelling applications -- one was left out: who, exactly, …

Square Cash, the Service That Lets You Email Money to Friends, Is Now Public (And Free)

In May, news leaked that Jack Dorsey’s Square had developed a product called Square Cash, which would let people transfer money to any other …

A brief, complete history of the gummi bear

Hans Riegel, chief executive of the German confectionary company Haribo, died of heart failure today at the age of 90 in Bonn, according to a statement from the company. Riegel, along with his brother Paul, built the small candy company founded by their father—also named Hans—in 1920 into a global …

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

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11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Literature

Thousands flee as cyclone heads to India

Officials ordered tens of thousands of coastal villagers to evacuate their homes as a massive cyclone that filled nearly the entire Bay of Bengal gathered strength and headed towards India's eastern seaboard.<p>Officials have cancelled holy day celebrations in coastal Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states, …

More Nexus 5 details break cover in leaked LG service manual

It appears that nothing about the hardware of Google and LG's next Nexus smartphone will be left to the imagination by the time it releases. <i>Android Police</i> just got its mitts on what's claimed to be a 281-page draft of a service manual for the DE21. Surprise! The product specs match up nicely with …

Berg Insight: 8.3M wearable devices were sold in 2012

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>In 2012, consumers worldwide bought 8.3 million fitness trackers, smart watches and other connected wearables, according to a …

Hello Siri. Mind If I Call You Susan Bennett?

The voice of Siri has been unmasked. CNN’s Red Chair uncovered the dulcet tones of Apple‘s personal assistant, and she is voice-over artist Susan Bennett, from Atlanta. She takes her place in the pantheon of Siri voices, alongside Jon Briggs and Karen Jacobsen, whose voices are what British and …

Smartwatches Will Be Huge By 2017: Report

Prepare for a world of cyborgs.<p>Wearable technology, which includes camera-equipped smartwatches like the Galaxy Gear and Internet-connected eyewear like Google Glass, is set to explode over the next few years, according to a report released Friday.<p>The report, from Swedish telecom market researcher …

Nexus 5 said to be 'half the price' of the iPhone 5S

The hype and rumors we're hearing around the upcoming Nexus 5, expected from LG and Google later this month, is that it could instantly become the new Android phone to beat. But the latest whisperings hint that it could also give the iPhone 5S a run for its money when it comes to how much of your …

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