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Microsoft is busy preparing a second update to Windows 8.1, but the company is largely focused on a larger “Windows 9″ release due next year. ZDNet reports that a preview of codename Threshold — which may or may not be named Windows 9 once it’s released — will be available ...
Social networking platform Twitter says its MoPub ad network now reaches more than 1 billion iOS and Android users every month, and so on Monday it is making its latest move to build out that mobile advertising business with more products. Twitter is kicking off the global rollout of m...
Brick-and-mortar book stores have clearly been on the decline for a while — just look at Barnes & Noble’s rocky finances. However, there’s now some tangible evidence that the pendulum has swung in favor of internet-based sales. BookStats estimates that US publishe...
Amazon recently unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone. Built around the Amazon Prime experience, the Fire Phone runs the same heavily tweaked version of Android found on the Kindle Fire –that means it has a lot of apps, but not every app in Google Play – most notably no ...
Smart home? How about smart light bulbs? GE has revealed a brand-new LED light bulb that can connect to the Web shortly after you’ve twisted it into an available socket. Dubbed the Link, the $15 light bulb will be controllable by a companion appn for iOS and Android — “Wink...
To Facebook, we are all lab rats. Facebook routinely adjusts its users’ news feeds — testing out the number of ads they see or the size of photos that appear — often without their knowledge. It is all for the purpose, the company says, of creating a more alluring and useful product. Bu...
Aereo subscribers can no longer access the service they were paying for. The company suspended service on Saturday morning following a Wednesday U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found its business model violates copyright law. Earlier court rulings had been more positive for Aereo, which...
World of Warcraft — on a resume. I know it sounds dumb, but what if I told you the geeky info helped someone land two big jobs? CNNMoney reports Stephen Gillett, the chief operating officer at Symantec, an online security firm, has touted his WoW credentials to become an executive at S...
  After months of debate and speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against internet TV service Aereo in a 6-3 decision. The decision was a win for broadcasters that argued Aereo violated their copyright. Even though lesser courts had sided with Aereo, the Supreme ...
If you walk into just about any office building today, you’ll find office equipment that looks exactly like what you would have found there 20 years ago. That’s why companies are now trying to ‘disrupt’ these office machines and workspaces. If you want a look at...
Love the Quantified Self movement but wish there was something to help take your strength training to the next level? The PUSH Band, an app-enabled wearable fitness tracker, is here to help. PUSH is the first fitness tracker to give performance metrics on strength training, providing a...
In 2012, Google hired Ray Kurzweil to build a computer capable of thinking as powerfully as a human. It would require at least one hundred trillion calculations per second — a feat already accomplished by the fastest supercomputers in existence. The more difficult challenge is creating...
It’s always been a question of when — and not if — in assessing Apple’s plans for the connected home, although a better question is probably “how.” As in, how will Apple attempt to bring its brand of design and usability to the fragmented market for app-controlled home products, which ...
The WatchESPN app (or site, or however you access it) was the way that many Americans were watching the US vs. Germany World Cup match on Thursday. So many, in fact, that the site had issues serving all of its users in the first half. Some folks, including me, couldn’t log on until man...
  Everyone knows you should drink plenty of fluids when playing sports, but hydration actually becomes an exact science when the pride of your nation is at stake during something like the World Cup. That’s why at this year’s tournament, Brazil’s soccer team is us...
Apple has its HealthKit, Google its Google Fit; and now Salesforce and Philips are getting into the game as well with a cloud-based platform could help doctors track data from a multitude of devices. The two companies want to extend the Salesforce1 platform so that developers can write...
VidCon, the largest online-video convention in the United States, kicked off its weekend-long run on Thursday evening with a keynote address from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. There, the company’s new leader announced a slew of creator-friendly additions and upgrades to the YouTube...
This week’s Supreme Court ruling spells the end for Aereo and anyone using the company’s “antenna-rental-and-streaming” services. Legal issues aside, Aereo filled a significant gap in the current smorgasbord of content available across a vast number of screens. It was a service that le...
Comcast recently launched a program that will turn each of its residential customers’ Xfinity routers into a public hotspot. Starting a few weeks ago in Houston, Comcast says the program will make its way to millions of homes across the country by the end of the year. The program lets ...
About 60 miles from the site of the deadly 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima prefecture, inside a former silicon chip manufacturing facility owned by the Japanese computer company Fujitsu, a small team of highly trained engineers are working on one of the company’s hottest new product...
The keynote at Google’s big developer conference is over, and in its three hours(!) we found out about AndroidTV, Android Auto, and the next big release of Android for you phone. But there was also a ton of rumored stuff that Google didn’t announce. Here’s what was mi...
We’ve been told that an Internet of Things (IoT) is coming, and our salt shakers will soon be speaking to our light bulbs. But how? There’s no decided way for all of these devices to talk to one another. That was, until this week, when Nest, the smart thermostat company owned by Google...
Oh yeah, this is the year the smart home goes mainstream. This week Time has devoted a hunk of its magazine to profiling Tony Fadell, the founder of Nest, explaining SmartThings and showing off six “smart homes” that aren’t exactly smart. The profile of Fadell gets into his concept of ...
The day after Google gave its developers a vision for the immediate future, Regina Dugan and the ATAP team — “a small band of pirates trying to do cool sh*t,” as she calls them — have taken the stage to talk about a few slightly more ambitious things. One is Project Tango, ...
The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company — and it’s the crusaders, taking on those with power, who fill graveyards. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia may end up co...
Last November, Google launched Google Play for Education, a portal for teachers and schools to more easily buy Android apps, books and educational YouTube video, and distribute them to their students. At the time, the program was solely focused on tablets, but starting Thursday, the te...
Amidst Google’s numerous announcements at its I/O developer conference, it was Google’s low-budget but practical take on virtual reality that was perhaps the most notable device, for me at least. Facebook may have dropped $2 billion to buy VR device maker Oculus, but, for Google, using...
It happened with the PC: Apple built one first, but Microsoft operating systems became the dominant way people computed. It happened with the smartphone: Apple’s iPhone defined the category, but around the world far more phones run Google’s Android. On Wednesday, Google launched a new ...
What if your house knew you were on your way home after a long day at work? And what if your house could then turn on the air conditioning so you always returned to the perfect climate? That’s the goal behind Honeywell’s new smart thermostat Lyric. Unlike Nest’s smart thermostat, which...
Curiyo, a content discovery and curation tool which helps publishers increase user retention and add a layer of content in context without users leaving the page, just closed a $1.9 million seed round. Founded by Bob Rosenschein, the founder and former CEO of Answers.com, Curiyo is ava...
Amazon has been tipped to launch a local services marketplace this year to rival the likes of Thumbtack, Angie’s List and Yelp. Now one part of that effort looks like it’s about to go live: the company is now rolling out a food takeout service, “a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless...
We were expecting an Android-news heavy show at this year’s Google I/O, and boy did we get one. More than anything else, today’s keynote demonstrated Google’s ambition to take its mobile OS basically everywhere: to your car, to your body, to your television, to your laptop, even into y...
Hulu, Condé Nast Entertainment and other members of the digital video and television industry laid out their measurement and monetization challenges on Wednesday at VideoNuze’s Online Video Advertising Summit. Brands and publishers are well aware of the growing popularity of applying p...
Google wants to take some of the stress out of working with Microsoft Office files in the Google Drive app suite. At Wednesday’s Google I/O keynote, the company announced native editing for Office documents, right from your mobile device or Google Drive. It’s actually prett...
Google made a big contribution to the big data world 10 years ago, when it released a paper on MapReduce, a programming model for doing big computing jobs on hefty data sets. But it turns out that, all this time, Google has been working on something far more advanced. At Google’s annua...
Google sees an opportunity with fitness and, like Apple before it, the company is building a service to help the growing list of wearable devices talk to one another. Dubbed Google Fit, Google said its new platform will help users keep track of their fitness goals across various platfo...
While the Android Wear emulator has been out for months, Google said at its I/O conference on Wednesday that the OS and hardware are now ready for consumers. Google is jumping into the wider wearables market with an Android-based OS designed for smartwatches and other wearables. Just l...
Google is bringing Android into the car. The company on Wednesday unveiled Android Auto, a new voice-enabled software experience for drivers. It’s based on navigation, communication and music, so users won’t have to search through an endless grid of icons – an unpleasant experience and...
If people know that you’re good with technology, you’re bound to be asked time and time again, “Hey could you help me with…” whatever the current problem your friend or loved one is having with their computer. Sometimes the problem is an easy fix, but sometimes … not so much. But what ...
Mobile messaging apps may be a dime a dozen, but they’re still big business – and, in fact, worth many, many dimes. In the last week, two messaging apps have made big waves in the mobile world: Slingshot and Yo. Both apps are pretty simple and minimal – or maybe I’m dumb and I just don...