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How to catch burglars by remote control

<b>"I saw a man on the screen in my living room and that's when I called 911."</b><p>Lawyer Mia Nguyen was sitting in her office glued to the live video feed she'd set up at home to watch her dogs.<p>Alerted by her Manything app that something was moving in the house, she had logged on to have a look. Her dogs …

Apple Pay has landed, but its effects on mobile marketing are still up in the air

Now that it’s out, how will Apple Pay change the dynamics of mobile marketing?<p>The consensus of the experts we consulted is that it will have an impact — but there are wide differences of opinion about the size of that impact and Apple Pay’s advantages vis-à-vis credit cards.<p>The payment process …

Nielsen and Adobe are teaming up to apply TV-style ratings to the internet

You've probably heard of the Nielsen Ratings, which are the figures relating to the number of people who watch a particular TV series. It's these statistics that Hollywood uses to decide if your favorite show gets a second season or if it'll only live on in fan fiction. Unfortunately, with more and …

Why Twitter Is Paying For Your Cell Phone Number

Twitter wants to gain a bigger presence in the lives of consumers, and so from today it’s going behind the scenes of how we connect to our smartphone apps. The most obvious route? Our phone numbers.<p>On Wednesday it launched a new mobile platform for developers called Fabric, and a core feature …

Tim Cook pays a visit to Zhengzhou iPhone factory during trip to China

Tim Cook paid a visit to a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China during a trip across the country. The Apple executive tweeted the photo above with one of the workers assembling an iPhone. Cook will meet with Chinese Apple employees later for a special Q&A session where he will answer questions from …

iOS Users Are A Much Bigger Revenue Opportunity For Mobile Payments Companies Than Android Users

Americans who make payments using their iOS devices in stores spend nearly double that spent by Android users making the same type of payments, according to a survey from The Yankee Group, compiled by BI Intelligence.<p>Even though Android accounts for a larger share of smartphones subscriptions than …

Apple TV likely to gain Continuity this fall, allowing tighter integration with Mac & iOS

Alongside the introduction of the current Apple TV design in fall 2010, Apple launched AirPlay. In short, AirPlay allows a user to watch a movie, listen to a song, or view a photo on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (or Mac in some cases) and stream that content to the Apple TV. AirPlay typically works …

Ink and Slide: Hands On With Adobe's New iPad Drawing Tools (Updated)

Last year, Adobe took its first foray into the hardware world with two cutely named digital drawing devices, projects Mighty and Napoleon. The …

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First Transatlantic “Scent Message” Sends Smell of Paris To New York

The aroma was, well, undeniably smelly.<p>At 11:31 EDT on Tuesday, an email message encoded with the scent of Paris, winged its way across the ether to land in the inbox of a Harvard professor waiting eagerly in a skull-littered basement room in New York’s American Museum of Natural History.<p>The sense …