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Apple’s Activation Lock Leads To Big Drops In Smartphone Theft Worldwide

The temptation of a smartphone for a thief is dropping, thanks to Apple’s decision to implement a remote kill switch via Find My Phone that can erase and disable a phone once it’s been stolen or gone missing. A new report from Reuters found that iPhone theft dropped by 50 percent in London, 40 …

Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized

The Internet is only one flying robot away.<p>If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be ... in the clouds. Facebook wants to spread Wi-Fi Internet to unconnected parts of the world with drones, and at a summit in New York earlier this week, the company revealed …

Apple Opens to Swift-Coded App Submissions

Back in June, Apple announced Swift, a new programming language for iOS and OS X, and the reaction in the developer community was generally positive. Now, in the wake of Apple unveiling a slew of new products and services, the Cupertino company has announced that Swift has now reached ‘GM’ (Gold …

Germany’s Rocket reveals IPO with eye on taking over (most of) the world

Germany’s Rocket Internet has announced its upcoming initial public offering (IPO) later this year.<p>The company, started by the Samwer brothers …

Enjoy Apple’s iPhone keynote on-demand and without interruption

We love it when Apple live-streams its keynotes so that we can watch along with those lucky enough to have gotten an invite, but yesterday’s was nothing short of a disaster. It was down more than it was up, and it made Tim Cook and Phil Schiller sound like Chinese girls. But if you missed anything, …

Tim Cook addresses iCloud photos hacking, says major security improvements coming soon

Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally taken the iCloud leaked photos situation into his own hands. Cook today sat down with The Wall Street Journal for an interview regarding the breach, and the Apple executive shared details on key security improvements coming soon to iCloud. Cook first addressed what …

Gem-studded hat changes colour with brain activity

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You Can Stand Under My Umbrella Here

As a staunch introvert who prefers wide swaths of personal space, I find the idea behind Umbrella Here frightening, yet strangely compelling. The creators of the project, which is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, want to “bring strangers together on rainy days” with a Bluetooth light that …

Google has poached an expert scientist to build a quantum computer

John Martinis and his team join the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab<p>Google has hired a team of quantum computing experts from University of California Santa Barbara as part of a drive to design and build new quantum processors based on superconducting electronics. Noted physicist John Martinis …

The Moto 360 is finally here and you can buy it today for $250

After so many months of waiting, Motorola finally took the final wraps off the Moto 360 smartwatch.<p>While we knew most of the details before Motorola made them official, it’s good to have the final confirmation, as well as to know that you can finally put down $250 to buy the device.<p>On the official …

Expedia redesigns its iPad app with combined flight and hotel search

Travel booking website Expedia has revamped its iPad application with a new, tablet-optimized look and improved search. Expedia says that its app is faster at helping you book travel than apps from the competition because of its combined search feature.<p>You just enter your destination and the app …

Drone sneaks peek at Apple's 'spaceship' campus in progress

Perhaps Steve Jobs' most lasting legacy from his time at Apple will be the huge new spaceship-shaped campus currently under construction in Cupertino.<p>Just a few months before his death in 2011, Jobs presented the plan to the Cupertino City Council, and since then we've seen plenty of images of how …

Sqwiggle Now Lets You Use Your iPad as a 'Second Screen'

Sqwiggle, a platform for helping remote teams work together more efficiently by utilizing always-on group video chat, has just launched its first iPad app, building on its established Web and Mac apps.<p>Soft-launched a few days back, the iPad app has been designed to work in tandem with the desktop …

Drone Reveals the First Stages of Apple's New Spaceship Campus

We may have to wait another week and a half to see what Apple has in store with the iPhone 6 and a possible iWatch, but one drone pilot managed to …

Interview: Inside Google Brain Founder Andrew Ng's Plans To Transform Baidu

<i>Little known outside China, the Chinese search engine Baidu scored a coup earlier this year when it hired Andrew Ng to be chief scientist and open a new artificial intelligence lab in Silicon Valley. Ng, a Stanford computer science professor who headed the Google Brain AI project and then cofounded</i> …

Google Already Testing Delivery Robots In Australia

First, the outback. Next: your backyard.<p>In rural Australia, a drone delivers dog treats to a farmer. The robot is a proof of concept, part of Project Wing by Google X. The program is designed to show that delivery drones are possible, and it seems to be doing just that. Next for Google: figuring …

Line Launches Toss App for Easier Photo and Video Sharing

Line is best known for its cross-platform messaging service, but the Japanese company also offers a bevy of connected apps and games for both Android and iOS devices. The latest addition is Toss, a mobile app that makes it easy to share groups of photos and videos with other Line users. Similar to …

Kobo's waterproof e-reader brings ebooks to your bathtub

The Aura H20 can spend 30 minutes submerged in water<p>Kindle might be the more popular brand, but Kobo's latest e-reader has one up on Amazon's device — you can read it underwater. Kobo says its new Aura H20 is certified to be able to spend up to 30 minutes in one meter of water, making it ideal to …

Apple to Reportedly Launch Thinner MacBook by End of 2015

Apple will launch a thinner MacBook near the end of this year or sometime next year, according to a new report from <i>Digitimes.</i> Citing supply chain sources in Taiwan, the report notes that component production has already begun in small volumes. Apple will also reportedly cease production of the …

Skyscanner Hotel Search Launches for iOS

Skyscanner has long since cemented its position as one of the world’s largest flight search engines, but wherever it is people are flying, they’ll more than likely require somewhere to sleep too.<p>The company has offered hotel search for a while already through its website, but today – almost one …

Robotic brain 'learns' skills from the internet

<b>A super-intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers.</b><p>Robo Brain is designed to acquire a vast range of skills and knowledge from publicly available information sources such as YouTube.<p>The information it learns can then …

Uber uses its fleet to deliver food with new 'UberFresh' service

Like Uber but instead of needing to go somewhere, you want to eat lunch? UberFresh is perfect for you. Oh wait, do you also live in Santa Monica, CA? Because then it's <i>actually</i> perfect for you. The service starts today, and, as advertised, you'll swipe to the "UberFresh" section of your Uber app and …

MIT students figure out how to make delivery-by-drone a reality

The same day that Amazon announced a trial run of its delivery by drone service in India, a couple of MIT researchers released a new study that shows how to keep delivery drones running efficiently — and it’s funded by Boeing.<p>A team of researchers have developed what is essentially a health kit for …

How would you change Google Glass (Explorer Edition)?

It's always tough asking for people's opinions on a device when so few instances of the hardware are available. Even a year after its release, getting hold of Google Glass (Explorer Edition) is a long and expensive process that few outside of the tech fraternity will bother with. Still, we're …

MIT study says robot overlords could make for happier human workers

New research from MIT reckons that robots controlling human tasks in manufacturing is not only more efficient than flesh-and-blood middle-management, but <i>preferred</i> by people that do the work too. Automation in the manufacturing process has been around for decades, but the new study aimed to seek out …

What if Facebook and Twitter Became Part of Your Job?

Then Dynamic Signal would be very pleased -- that's its job.<p>Some companies don’t want their workers talking about them on Twitter and Facebook. Other companies would love for their workers to talk them up on Twitter and Facebook — if they’re saying the right things.<p>Dynamic Signal says it can make …

Forget Laptops, Smartphones And Tablets, They're Now Called 'Endpoints'

We are trying to control device and data usage at the enterprise level, but the very nature of devices and how we should regard them is changing. As incongruous as this statement might sound, it speaks of the one of the greatest truisms (and most dynamic development areas) in information technology …

Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet into a Robotic Hivemind

Robo Brain isn’t exactly feasting on the internet. That implies a level of choice, or agency. What’s happening to Robo Brain is closer to force-feeding, as researchers from four different universities regularly cram its cloud-based computational system with data collected from the internet. So far, …

Dojo App Offers A Highly Curated Guide To Days And Nights Out In London

When Robin Shimmin (CEO), Nicholas Dart (CTO) and Devran Karaca (COO) quit their well-paid day jobs — at Lotus F1, Deutsche Bank and Ernst & Young, respectively — to found Dojo, they had one thing on their mind: to solve the problem of finding something to do in London, a city all three had moved …

Watch Surgery on the Oculus Rift, But Maybe Do It After Lunch

While the early prototype Oculus Rift headsets may have given some an upset stomach, a new virtual reality demo is taking queasyness to a new …