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Getting directions on the road from Google Maps and other smartphone apps is a popular alternative to the expensive navigation aids included in some cars. The apps are also a gray area when it comes to laws banning the use of cellphones or texting while driving. The Transportation Depa...
Honeywell may now be looking to take on Nest with a new sleek and stylish thermostat, but it’s still making sure that users of its other connected systems enjoy updates too. In a bid to make things a little easier for owners of it evohome smart zoning thermostat, the company has ...
One of the coolest software features Apple unveiled on stage during WWDC 2014 may not be available to all iOS and Mac users, German publication Apfeleimer speculates. “Continuity” / “Handoff” or the ability of iOS 8 and Yosemite users to pick up actions started on one platform and cont...
Ahead of a press conference this week where Amazon is expected to introduce its first-ever Amazon smartphone, the company is making a point to call out how much its mobile app ecosystem has grown in recent months. According to news released by the company this morning, the Amazon Appst...
If you spend a lot of time traveling overseas, you’ll quickly realize that smartphones are not all smart. The rates for making and receiving calls are reminiscent of mobile phone plans in the 90s. If you don’t buy an expensive monthly international roaming plan, your phone calls may co...
In a security breach at AT&T last April, three employees of one of the company’s vendors accessed the telecommunications giant’s customer records — including social security numbers and call records. AT&T declined to comment on how many customers were affected or why the compan...
When Pam Horan, President of the Online Publishers Association (OPA), wrote in December 2012 that “programmatic buying does not build brands”, few would have disagreed. Today, times have changed as big data, programmatic buying and real-time bidding have collectively paved ...
Millennials. Generation Y. 20-somethings. Young adults today have several nicknames — and in early June, we unfortunately picked up one more. Bad Tippers. A survey conducted for Michelin Maps and Guides, a restaurant reviewer, found one in three Millennials tip less than 15 perce...
Tickets? Check. Passport? Check. Invitations to awesome parties and events? Check. Mobile phone? Che… err… um… mobile phone? Smart phone? Cell phone? Heading to the south of France for a conference that self-describes as “the world’s greatest celebration of crea...
Google announced a suite of tools on Thursday morning for business owners, offering them a one-stop shop to update their business information, add photos, read reviews and, of course, use Google+. The service, called “Google My Business,” seems to be aimed at those who have yet to figu...
Travel website owner Priceline will buy restaurant reservation website operator OpenTable for $2.6 billion, aiming to broaden its offerings in an increasingly competitive online travel industry. Priceline’s offer of $103 per share for the owner of OpenTable.com represents a premi...
Admit it, you’ve seen the ‘holodeck’ on Star Trek and thought to yourself: “I want that.” So did the folks at Lowe’s Innovation Lab, but what they came up isn’t exactly science fiction. Lowe’s Holoroom isn’t a holographic reality, i...
Facebook continues to add new multimedia features to Messenger, its standalone chat app: the latest addition is the ability to instantly send (and play) videos of up to 15 seconds from inside the iOS app [and now the Android version too.] The update is similar to the ‘instant photo’ fe...
The first thing you’ll notice about Tile, the crowdfunded lost-item finder that attaches to bags, keys, bikes and more, is that it’s big. I mean, I know the company provided the device’s specs beforehand, but it’s still a surprise to see this large white square — bigger than a Wheat Th...
Google is planning to launch a new health service called Google Fit to collect and aggregate data from popular fitness trackers and health-related apps, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. It will launch the service at the Google I/O conference for deve...
When Apple unveiled iOS 8 at its Worldwide Developers Conference, it highlighted a ton of great new features that we’ll find on our iDevices this fall. But Apple didn’t have time to mention everything. Here are some of my favorite new features that flew under the radar. iOS 8 is adding...
A paraplegic man has made the first kick of the World Cup using a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton. Juliano Pinto, a 29-year-old with complete paralysis of the lower trunk, performed the symbolic kick-off at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Using his robotic suit, Mr Pinto kicked...
Facebook is going to give advertisers that want to target its users even more ammunition. The social network will start letting advertisers take information about what Facebook’s users do on the site, mix it with data about the stuff they do on other websites and use it to hone their p...
As this year’s mid-term elections get closer, you’ll surely notice an increase in robocalls — those annoying phone messages from one of your local politicians asking you to vote for another local politician. Other robocalls — from telemarketers, charities and research firms...
A team of three young coders has come up with a way to turn your iPhone’s speakers into a wireless surround-sound system, thanks to a mobile app called Audibly. The app, which is perfect for parties or for blasting music when decent speakers aren’t readily available, uses technology fo...
A new map released Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union shows that fake cell towers, also known as stingrays, are used by state and local law enforcement in 15 states. Police departments in Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Tucson, Los Angeles, and even Anchorage, among others, ha...
Soccer fans around the world would rather be in Brazil right now than anywhere else. But most will stay home for the 2014 World Cup. If you’re not spending the next month in Brazil, you can still catch every game, no matter where you are. WatchESPN will live-stream all 64 games, ...
Millions of people across the United States will be glued to their televisions, laptops and mobile devices over the next month to keep up with the 2014 World Cup. But how social of an experience will it be? Influenster, a community of social media tastemakers, polled over a thousand Am...
The phrase smart cup may sound like yet another jargon-laden marketing ploy for a device that connects to your smartphone, but doesn’t do anything groundbreaking. But the creators of Vessyl, a new product from San Francisco-based startup Mark One announced Thursday, want to chang...
At Thursday’s opening match between Brazil and Croatia, the referees will be wearing smartwatches that read “GOAL” and vibrate when a team scores. No, it’s not punishment for the infamous Frank Lampard disallowed goal of 2010. It’s part of a new “unh...
How many times have you asked a friend to call your phone because you can’t find it? Whether it slipped behind a couch cushion or was left in a jacket pocket, there are plenty of hiding spaces that phones love to hide in. Thanks to a new app called Marco Polo, however, finding your pho...
The Eleventh Circuit created a circuit split on Wednesday on whether the Fourth Amendment protects historical cell-site information. Last year, the Fifth Circuit held that it doesn’t; today the Eleventh Circuit held that it does. The Eleventh Circuit’s opinion is premised on the idea t...
MasterCard, the world’s second-largest debit and credit card company, sees business booming from selling data to retailers, banks and governments on spending patterns found in the payments it processes, a top executive told Reuters. MasterCard, which handles payments for 2 billio...
Amazon plans to introduce a limited music streaming feature as early as Thursday, according to several people briefed on its plans. The new feature, which has been rumored in the music industry for months, will give subscribers to Amazon’s Prime service access to thousands of songs fre...
Businesses that once relied exclusively on face-to-face, physical communication are turning to digital technology to make their services more accessible to customers. From small retail storefronts to medical professionals to technology firms that host client operations in the cloud, it...
July has the highest fatal car crash rate of any month in the year. Now that school’s out for the summer, it’s no surprise parents want to keep track of where their teen driver is and whether they got where they’re going safely — especially considering the teen accide...
How will YOU watch the World Cup? A recent analysis from Experian Marketing Services (of 25,000 people in the U.S.) says that many of us will watch this year’s games across multiple devices — often streaming a few games at the same time. 31 percent of soccer fans will watch...
Shelly Palmer talks about uMoove and face-tracking technology on CNNi.
Between working long hours and keeping up with personal obligations, it’s sometimes hard to find time to run errands — even ones as important as improving your eyesight. Thanks to DITTO, though, you won’t have to worry about making it to an optical store by the time i...
High-profile members of the tech community are pushing back against reports over the weekend that said a computer had passed the Turing Test for the first time, tricking a group of judges into believe that it was human. The feat was performed using a chatbot named Eugene Goostman that ...
Need a tech gift for a dad or grad and not sure what to buy? Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas. The best phone on the market right now is the HTC One M8. Apple and Samsung have held the “best smartphone” crown for several years, but the One M8 is the... Read More
Another round of E3 keynotes have come and gone, leaving video game fans waiting months (or more) to get their hands on the games they’ve drooled over this week. While I haven’t spent much time playing video games lately – I spent more time watching all five major addresses (Micr...
Google on Tuesday confirmed that it has purchased Skybox Imaging, the satellite startup that we reported it was close to acquiring last month. The price is somewhat lower than we had heard it would be: $500 million rather than close to the $1 billion our sources had told us. Once the d...
TBWA/Media Arts Lab was presenting fresh work to its signature client when the Apple executive across the table stopped the proceedings and handed over another idea, saying simply, “We like this better.” The favored ad was created by a rival agency: Apple’s in-house s...
In the coming weeks, Comcast is rolling out a new feature that turns residential customers’ new Xfinity Wi-Fi routers into public hotspots. The rollout starts in Houston on Tuesday, and the company says it’ll be in millions of homes across the country by the end of the year...