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Leading VC says Apple Watch will not be a ‘homerun’ like iPad or iPhone

Talk about smart watches is all the rage among tech pundits and enthusiasts, especially since the announcement of the Apple Watch last year. But not …

Hyundai will let you start your car with an Android Wear watch

Smartwatch-wearing Hyundai owners just gained more remote control over their vehicles thanks to a new Android Wear version of the company's Blue Link app. Announced today, the app gives drivers the ability to access remote vehicle operations right from their wrists, such as starting and stopping …

Strings is a messaging service that lets you delete those drunk texts

It's still early enough in January that if you promise not to drunkenly text pictures of your behind to your friends, it still counts as a New Year's Resolution. Still, in an age where everyone's off-hand conversations can be made public in a flash, it'd be nice to regain some control of where our …

More Companies Are Cracking Down On What Employees Can Say Online

Those days are over. According to the latest report from the Pew Research Internet Project, companies are getting stricter about what you can say and do online.<p>In 2014, almost half (48%) of the people responding to Pew said that their employers had rules about how they can present themselves on the …

Google posts Windows 8.1 vulnerability before Microsoft can patch it

Google's Project Zero tracks vulnerabilities in software systems and reports them to vendors "in as close to real-time as possible" -- a noble cause, no? But what happens if said vendor then fails to push a fix within the 90-day window? Microsoft just found out: Google will go ahead and publish the …

Xiaomi didn't copy the MacBook Air, yet

Yesterday, a number of tech sites wrote stories about the picture above, claiming that it showed an as-yet-unreleased laptop made by Chinese smartphone firm Xiaomi. "And, to no one's surprise" they said, "it looks just like a MacBook Air." Unfortunately, the story was wrong. A Xiaomi spokesperson …

NYPD goes back to Twitter school after photo contest backfires

After #myNYPD, lots of photos of kittens<p>Police departments around North America have gradually, if warily, come to embrace social media as a way of communicating with their communities. But things can quickly go awry on Facebook and Twitter, a lesson the New York Police Department learned in April …

'Game of Thrones' Explained in 3 Minutes

HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> is a tough show to get into.<p>The episodes are long, the characters are complicated and all of your friends are way ahead of you. …

Sleepy Marissa Mayer said to miss marketing opportunity

At a time when ad revenue is increasingly important, the Yahoo CEO reportedly keeps high-level marketing executives waiting for hours because she overslept.<p>Being CEO of a major tech company has got to be tiring -- something that Yahoo's Marissa Mayer demonstrated last week.<p>Mayer was scheduled to …

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How To Use Google To Search A Single Website

Google has a secret feature called "site:" that let's you do exactly that. It's not a new feature. In fact, it's almost as old as Google itself. But some years ago, Google basically hid it. Today to search one site, you have to precisely type the "site:" command.<p>For instance, let's say you find to …

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#Honda  http://3d-car-shows.com/battle-of-the-bands/

Marching band fans from across the country poured into Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Saturday to celebrate the 12th annual Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase, and to witness firsthand the dynamic ensemble of music, choreography and showmanship displayed by eight of the nation’s premier Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) marching bands. Fans also experienced a live performance by Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist, Big Sean.<p>For three hours, marching band enthusiasts …

Snowden says 'significant threats' to his life | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that U.S. government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA’s collection of telephone records and emails.<p>An undated aerial handout photo …

Google, Samsung announce global patent agreement | Reuters

(Reuters) - Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which are frequently involved in patent infringement lawsuits but not against each other, announced on Sunday that they have reached a global patent cross-licensing agreement.<p>A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in …

Why Apple needs to clamp down on its talking cats

After a near £20m settlement over in-app purchases made by children, it would be nice if Apple became as strict about its payment systems as it is about porn<p>It's 4.30 on a gloomy winter's afternoon. I'm sitting with my grandson having one of those conversations in which grandsons explain …

Sexting teen convicted of child pornography

A teenage girl in Canada sends naked pictures of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend to a friend and posts one picture to the victim's Facebook page. She is more or less the same age as the victim, yet is convicted of child pornography.<p>At what point is it possible that hurtful, juvenile attempts at …

Crime

Michael Bay walks off CES stage after autocue fails at Samsung TV talk

Embarrassed Transformers director succumbs to stage fright after teleprompter fails as he promotes new curved TV<p>• Michael Bay attacked by man with air conditioning unit<p>Michael Bay is a director of action films known for big explosions, but when Samsung chose him to promote its bendy televisions he …

Tydlig Calculator Is Like Scrawling Numbers On Paper, Only Smarter

You know how when you’re working with numbers on paper, and you draw a line from the result of one equation to kind of “link” the result to the beginnings of another? Like maybe you’re planning a New Year’s Eve party and you tot up the cost of drinks in one section, the fake mustaches in another, …

Mathematics

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Samsung shows off its 85-inch curved TV that bends with the touch of a button (video)

Somewhere to the right of Samsung's huge 105-inch UHD TV, there was something even more curious. The TV was initially switched off, but otherwise plainly labelled for all to see: "85-inch bending TV." We stuck around to see it in action -- check it out after the break. Many will say why. Others, …

A closer look at Intel's smart earbuds, which match songs to your heart rate

OK, it's not as groundbreaking as that internet-connected baby onesie, but Intel's smart earbud concept is still one of the neater items you'll find inside the company's CES booth. In brief, it's a pair of headphones with sensors inside the earpiece that can monitor your heart rate. The headphones …

Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 hands-on preview: video and gallery

Samsung’s new Big Thing is <i>literally</i> big – the new Note Pro 12.2 and TabPRO 12.2 are larger than most tablets on the market and there’s no way around it. But there’s more to these devices than a large screen, and the spec sheet alone is enough to pique the interest of any gadget lover. We’ve already …

Phones

CES 2014: Intel abandons smartphones, focuses on wearable computing and tablets - ExtremeTech

By on January 7, 2014 at 9:36 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Intel has delivered its keynote at …

CES

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

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Can you guess which old Ford model name has returned against this China-only concept car? Smiley reward for anyone that gets it right!

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The New Ford EcoSport - Coming to the UK Soon!

Ford Surveillance Mode gives police cars protection from rear approaches

A new technology that could make its way to production cars is being tested in a handful of Ford police interceptors. The new tech is called …

Surveillance

Android In The Car Gets Real At CES [Report]

Google and Audi plan to announce a partnership to build in-car dashboard systems based on Android, according to a new report.<p>The deal will be rolled out Jan. 7 at the big International CES trade show in Las Vegas, says <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, with the companies also set to reveal others involved in …

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