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Uber’s aggressive global expansion has taken the $18 billion-valued private car company into well over 100 cities worldwide, many of which are about to experience a taste of the future when its ice cream delivery service goes global this Friday. The company says that the summertime ini...
Leicestershire Police will be the first force in the UK to conduct a six month trial of new facial recognition technology that promises to help identify individuals in just a few seconds. Called NeoFace, the system can compare any digital image (like CCTV or footage from body-worn came...
Airbnb on Wednesday announced a massive redesign to its website and mobile apps that is designed to make it easier for users to find the information that they need while also making listings on its platform more appealing. The company also introduced a new, modern logo that will replac...
Forget “OK, Glass.” What if you could take a picture with your mind? That’s the goal behind MindRDR, an app that was just released for Google Glass. MindRDR syncs with Google Glass and a separate piece of head-mounted hardware to create a “communication loop.” The app then looks for an...
Apple and International Business Machines will work together to create business software for iPhone and iPad users, setting aside a three-decade-old rivalry to cater to an increasingly mobile workforce. IBM’s staff will sell Apple devices to its business customers, and the two companie...
I pay Verizon FiOS about $163 a month for internet and TV service. I’ve been a Netflix customer for close to six years now. Yet even with my financial loyalty to both of these companies, I can’t watch a movie on Netflix while I eat dinner. Thanks, net neutrality! Okay, to be fair, I ca...
The US Secret Service is warning hotel operators to be on the lookout for malware that steals passwords and other sensitive data from guests using PCs in business centers, according to a published report. The non-public advisory was issued on last Thursday, KrebsOnSecurity reporter Bri...
Breathalyzer maker BACtrack on Tuesday announced the BACtrack Vio, a $49.99 alcohol testing unit that fits on a keychain and feeds the results over Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android smartphone. BACtrack has been making breathalyzers for years, but it didn’t release its first smartpho...
It’s sort of hard to remember now, but Netflix, the streaming video service, used to be Netflix, the DVD-by-mail service. And in fact, Netflix is still a DVD-by-mail service for 6.7 million people. But that number used to be twice as big. And after a violent and unsuccessful attempt to...
While Steam’s year-long experiment with selling unfinished games through its “Early Access” program has had its share of issues, it’s hard to understate the impact it has had on the way PC games are developed, marketed, and sold, with games like Day Z and Rust b...
Google announced on Tuesday that it is launching Project Zero, an internal team of security specialists tasked with finding vulnerabilities in third-party software — not to exploit them, but to alert the developers and avoid the next Heartbleed. The Heartbleed bug put the whole softwar...
Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed Thread, it is a low-power, mesh network protocol that also supports IPv6. The standard is built on the existing radio hardware used by ZigBee devices (802.15.4), wh...
With Glass and Android Wear, Google has already invested a lot of time and resources into developing the next-generation of wearables, but it’s another of its eye-focused projects that has on Tuesday received its first major boost. The search giant’s secret Google[x] team h...
Why walk to work — or even bike — when you can get there with smart electric skates? ACTON recently launched a Kickstarter for RocketSkates, the world’s first smart electric skates. Each skate has two hub motors controlled by an on-board microprocessor, and the skates are able to commu...
We’re entering a new age of artificial intelligence. Drawing on the work of a clever cadre of academic researchers, the biggest names in tech—including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple—are embracing a more powerful form of AI known as “deep learning,” using it to improve everythi...
Samsung is planning to launch a new, high-end smartphone next month that will be designed to take on the iPhone 6, according to reports out of Korea. Over the weekend, Korean publication ETNews reported that Samsung is working on a device known as the Galaxy Alpha that it plans to laun...
From mobile phones and tablets to laptops and desktops, today’s consumers are using an ever-increasing number of devices to access the Web, search for information, make purchases and more. In fact, for the first time in U.S. history, consumers now use smartphone and tablet apps more th...
The latest update to iOS “smart calendar” app Mynd added improvements for free users and the option to upgrade to “Mynd Premium” through an in-app purchase. Mynd, which helps you manage your day and learn how you spent your time (and who you met), delivers a cal...
If you’re a mobile professional, Moguls Mobile probably has a product to suit your needs. Recently launched by Daymond John, the CEO and founder of FUBU, Moguls Mobile is answering the needs of today’s business travelers. The company’s first product line features eigh...
Microsoft is aiming straight for Google’s Chromebooks this holiday season. At the company’s partner conference today, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed that HP is planning to release a $199 laptop running Windows for the holidays. Turner didn’t provide specifications for HP’s “...
The long-rumored Apple iWatch might actually be quite a success in its first year on store shelves, data from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty shows. Apple will price the iWatch at $300 and sell between 30 million and 60 million units in its first year on store shelves, Huberty wrot...
Verizon Internet customers who want to watch Netflix at high quality and without interruption just can’t catch a break. While Comcast subscribers saw near-immediate speed improvements after Netflix paid for a direct connection to the Comcast network, Netflix performance on Verizo...
For almost two years, Ars has advised readers to use a software-based password manager to ease the password fatigue that comes from choosing and securing dozens of hard-to-guess passcodes that are unique to each site or service. A research paper scheduled to be presented at a security ...
Imagine if this email popped up at work: “Recent College Grad Who Needs Your Advice” How would you feel? Honored? Important? Let’s go with both. Most of us relish the chance to help from a position of authority — even if we’re swamped with stuff to do. That’s why the smartest networkin...
It’s been 10 weeks since Verizon and Netflix struck a deal in which Netflix will pay the ISP for a direct connection to its network. Yet customers are still complaining about bad performance. The reason is that Verizon and Netflix haven’t set up enough connections to make much of a dif...
Google Glass has made a name for itself (somewhat infamously) as head-mounted hardware that you can control with your voice and a sliding finger. Now, a team based out of interactive studio This Place in London, is launching a new app that it hopes will kickstart an even more seamless ...
I’ve had my on-track exploits overlaid with race telemetry to be viewed after the session, but Jaguar Land Rover is looking to project that info on the windshield while you make laps or cruise the highways. The Virtual Windscreen concept beams hazard, speed and navigation graphic...
Microsoft said it has freed at least 4.7 million infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation, which interrupted service at an Internet-services firm last week. The world’s largest software maker has also identifi...
Dropbox on Friday announced its desktop client is getting streaming sync, a new feature that significantly reduces the time needed to synchronize large files. You can download the new version now from dropbox.com, and the company promises the improvement will be rolled out “over the ne...
Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation Administration if it can start testing delivery drones in its own facilities in a bid to speed up the rollout of its Amazon Prime Air shipping service. The company sent a letter to the FAA this week, in which it requested the opportunity to carry o...
If you thought that BlackBerry’s messaging service landed on iOS and Android several years too late, its (late) arrival on Windows Phone takes it to the next level. BlackBerry teased the launch of its BBM messaging service on Windows Phone back in February, and now users can finally ge...
In general, I’m a huge fan of making the buying and selling of digital ads more efficient and effective. This desire to continually evolve and improve the buy and sell process is one of the many reasons why the promise of programmatic buying is so compelling. Through automation and mac...
The largest record labels are closing in on a deal for a stake in buzzy digital-music service SoundCloud, in exchange for an agreement not to sue the startup for copyright violations, according to people with knowledge of the plans. SoundCloud, a Berlin-based company with more than 250...
Apple discussed forming screens from super-hard “sapphire glass” 18 months ago with experts in the field, making a sapphire-fronted iPhone 6 highly likely, the Guardian has established. A video that apparently shows a 4.7in sapphire screen being bent under a foot and resisting attack f...
What if benches in public parks were more than just a place to sit? That’s the thinking behind a new project in Boston, where solar-powered benches called “Soofas” will let you take a load off – and also give you a place to plug in and re-charge your smartphone. Designed by a Verizon I...
Many articles and studies endorse summer reading as a beneficial and necessary experience for all students. While book options have the potential to change from year to year, it remains that readers equip themselves with tools that foster their understanding of key terms, characters, p...
To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon. The Web retail giant, which also happens to be the biggest provider of on-demand computing capacity in the world t...
While telecoms companies around the world are investing millions into the development of fiber-optic networks, the standard copper telephone line may still have some life in it yet. Experts at Alcatel Lucent’s Bell Labs research division are claiming a new world record by achievi...
  Fitness and health might be a landscape best defined by how products work together. Or, how they don’t. But it seems that fitness trackers and other wellness accessories are in a hurry to start dovetailing in 2014. Case in point: Misfit, makers of the Shine fitness tracker...
Both Gartner and IDC appear to have some good news for the PC industry — the seemingly never-ending death spiral may have come to an end. While the two research groups don’t agree completely on the numbers, it does appear that after two years of stead and sizable declines, ...