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  • Apple may launch new iPhones at Sept. 9 event
    Apple may launch new iPhones at Sept. 9 event 10 hours ago

    Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box. The email invitation includes a colorful Apple logo with the sentence "Hey Siri, give us a hint," referring to Apple's popular digital voice assistant. The company traditionally announces its new iPhones in September. More »

  • Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9
    Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9 11 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets. More »

  • New estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter
    New estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter 11 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter — more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets. More »

  • Children's Museum of Manhattan features NYC's sights, sounds 12 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming installation at the Children's Museum of Manhattan invites kids to explore the sounds, sights and flavors of New York City. More »

  • Apple lines up Sept. 9 event, seen unveiling new iPhones
    Apple lines up Sept. 9 event, seen unveiling new iPhones 13 hours ago

    Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box. The email invitation includes a colorful Apple logo with the sentence "Hey Siri, give us a hint," referring to Apple's popular digital voice assistant. The company traditionally announces its new iPhones in September. More »

  • Sharks, skateboards, survival debut on Discovery VR network
    Sharks, skateboards, survival debut on Discovery VR network 14 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Discovery is unleashing the first videos for its virtual reality network, Discovery VR, a fledgling service that is testing the limits and capabilities of the immersive format. More »

  • Apple to host media event on 9 September: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both …
    Apple to host media event on 9 September: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both … 14 hours ago

    As expected, Apple has invited the world's press to an announcement in San Francisco on 9 September. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are both widely expected to be revealed at the event. Kicking off at 10am PST (6pm BST), the event will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. More »

  • IFA 2015 preview: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, LG and more
    IFA 2015 preview: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, LG and more 16 hours ago

    As the summer sun gives way to autumn drizzle, the silly season of news slows to a crawl and everyone gets back to work after the summer holidays, the IFA technology show in Berlin edges into view. As much a part of the technology calendar as CES in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, IFA is a showcase for everything from televisions and smartphones to speakers, fridges, lights and ovens. Running through the first week of September, with most press conferences taking place on the second, IFA will set the stage for major announcements from Samsung, Sony, Huawei and others. More »

  • MacBook (2015) Review – the most beautiful portable laptop ever made
    MacBook (2015) Review – the most beautiful portable laptop ever made 16 hours ago

    Apple is bucking the trend in the PC world. Apple's Macs, iMacs and MacBook laptops are as much fashion statement as they are computing device and with its latest laptop, the simply titled MacBook, Apple has brought this combination of computing power and design aesthetic to its peak. The 2015 version of the MacBook is a laptop for the future, eschewing traditional components like separate USB, video and charging port to promote a wireless world which a single USB-C port will suffice for all your needs. More »

  • Apple fast closing in on wearable device maker Fitbit - IDC
    Apple fast closing in on wearable device maker Fitbit - IDC 18 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc, which launched the Apple Watch in June, is within striking distance of leader Fitbit Inc in the wearable devices market, market research firm IDC said. Apple shipped 3.6 million Apple Watches in the second quarter of 2015, just behind Fitbit's 4.4 million wearable fitness and health trackers, IDC said. The Apple Watch, which sports many health-related features and apps, is seen as the biggest rival to Fitbit's trackers. More »

  • OnePlus 2: Win one of 10 invites for one of the most talked-about smartphones …
    OnePlus 2: Win one of 10 invites for one of the most talked-about smartphones … 19 hours ago

    The OnePlus 2 is one of the most talked about smartphones of 2015, but if you don't have an invite then you can't get your hands on one. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one of the invites is to sign up for our newsletter in the box provided below and at the end of each day we'll pick one lucky winner who will receive their invite to purchase the OnePlus 2. For those of you who don't know, the OnePlus 2 is the second smartphone from Chinese startup OnePlus which promises premium hardware at a budget price. More »

  • Facebook Unveils ‘M’ Assistant In Messenger To Compete With Apple’s Siri
    Facebook Unveils ‘M’ Assistant In Messenger To Compete With Apple’s Siri 21 hours ago

    According to the social network, M takes things a step further than rival virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Google Now, because it uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) that’s trained by and works alongside actual people More »

  • iOS jailbreak tweaks exploited to steal iCloud email addresses and password …
    iOS jailbreak tweaks exploited to steal iCloud email addresses and password … 22 hours ago

    Some built-in backdoors, or Trojans, have been allegedly stealing iCloud email addresses and passwords through jailbreak tweaks installed on devices. Some 220,000 iCloud login credentials including email addresses and passwords have been stolen via installed jailbreak tweaks so far, reports Chinese security website WooYun. It is believed that the backdoors aka Trojans being employed in jailbreak tweaks were used to acquire confidential iCloud information. More »

  • Sony leak reveals Xperia Z5 Premium will be the world's first 4K smartp …
    Sony leak reveals Xperia Z5 Premium will be the world's first 4K smartp … 23 hours ago

    The Sony Georgia Facebook page has just published details of the three phones which the company will launch in Berlin which include what is set to be the world's first smartphone with a 4K display. The post says Sony will launch the Xperia Z5 compact featuring a 4.6in HD display, the Xperia Z5 with a 5in Full HD display and the Xperia Z5 Premium which will feature that 5.5in screen featuring a 4K (or Ultra High Definition) resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, giving it a pixel density of over 800 pixels per inch (ppi). Considering the current highest resolution smartphones - such as the LG G4 - have a pixel density of 538ppi it is clear that this is a significant jump in screen quality. More »

  • YouTube Gaming: Streaming Service Launches
    YouTube Gaming: Streaming Service Launches 23 hours ago

    YouTube has launched its new video gaming service, as it battles to compete with rival Amazon whose Twitch website commands huge audiences in the US. YouTube Gaming, which comes as an app and website, went live on Wednesday night. YouTube says the streaming element is "front-and-center" of the new service - and it may help the video sharing site's owner Google to keep up with Amazon, which bought game-streaming site Twitch.tv in September 2014. More »

  • What's new in Cyanogen OS 12.1 update
    What's new in Cyanogen OS 12.1 update Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    With a majority of the mobile devices now on the latest Android Lollipop v5.1.1, the Cyanogen team has also unleashed its version for devices shipping with Cyanogen OS. The 12.1 update brings a host of goodies starting with a smarter screen to increased playback support that users can take advantage of on their Cyanogen OS powered devices. More »

  • Facebook unveils M assistant for Messenger
    Facebook unveils M assistant for Messenger Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Facebook has unveiled a virtual assistant that is built into its Messenger service. The text-based service, named M, responds to questions typed into the Messenger app and completes tasks. The social network giant hopes the service can rival Apple, Google and Microsoft, who already offer similar facilities on their iOS, Android and Windows mobile platforms. More »

  • Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside Messenger
    Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside Messenger Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer questions with live human help and perform tasks such as buying gifts online and booking restaurants. M is "powered by artificial intelligence that's trained and supervised by people," David Marcus, vice president of Messaging products, wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday. Rival services like Apple Inc's Siri, Google Inc's Google Now and Microsoft Corp's Cortana rely entirely on technology to answer questions. More »

  • Facebook testing its own virtual assistant in messaging app Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. More »

  • Google car tech diverts drivers away from potholes
    Google car tech diverts drivers away from potholes Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Google wants to use the GPS signal from our phones and car infotainment systems to create a database of potholes. Using this information, its mapping applications will route drivers away from poor quality roads for a smoother journey. Google is keen to use a wide range of sensors, not just those found inside most mobile phones. More »

  • Galaxy Note 5 stylus flaw: Samsung responds to simple fault capable of permanent …
    Galaxy Note 5 stylus flaw: Samsung responds to simple fault capable of permanent … Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone can be broken by simply inserting its stylus the wrong way around. Users of the $700 (£450) phone found permanent damage is easy to cause because the S Pen stylus' symmetrical design means there is nothing to physically stop it from being inserted upside down. Taking a leaf out of Apple's book (arguably not for the first time), Samsung has issued a statement telling Note 5 owners to simply use their phone correctly and as the instructions tell them to. More »

  • Apple fails in bid to patent 'Swipe-to-unlock' feature
    Apple fails in bid to patent 'Swipe-to-unlock' feature Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Apple has failed in its attempt to patent the 'Swipe-to-unlock' feature, following a ruling from a German court. The country's top civil court found that the method for unlocking smartphones was neither sophisticated nor innovative enough for patenting. The case follows an earlier decision by a German court in 2013 that denied the patent to the Cupertino company for not offering a "technical solution to a technical problem". More »

  • Take This Simple Test To Find Out If You Are A Smartphone Addict
    Take This Simple Test To Find Out If You Are A Smartphone Addict Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    'Eichoff’s Test' helps diagnose for De Ouervain’s syndrome, also known as smartphone thumb. It is sometimes called BlackBerry thumb or gamer’s thumb. More »

  • PayPal expands One Touch program to new markets in Europe, Australia
    PayPal expands One Touch program to new markets in Europe, Australia Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    PayPal Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it would expand its One Touch payments product to 13 new markets in Europe and Australia, bringing a simpler check-out to online shoppers and merchants. PayPal, which separated from eBay Inc last month, is a formidable player in the fast-growing payments industry, which has attracted new entrants like Apple Inc. The company said "millions" of consumers had already enabled One Touch to make payments on desktops and through mobile apps in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada and that half of the world's top 100 online retailers were already using the program. Existing PayPal users can opt-in to use One Touch once and then no longer be required to re-enter their billing and shipping information into shopping apps or websites that support PayPal in their checkouts. More »

  • Ashley Madison hack: IBM and HP have largest number of cheaters among tech  …
    Ashley Madison hack: IBM and HP have largest number of cheaters among tech  … Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Among large tech companies, IBM and HP have the highest number of employees using infidelity website Ashley Madison, which recently suffered a hacking attack. Cisco, Apple, Intel and Microsoft are also included in the list. Dadaviz, which analysed data of the website leaked by hackers, revealed that IBM has 311 employees registered with Ashley Madison, while HP has 160 employees. More »

  • PayPal expands One Touch programme to new markets in Europe, Australia
    PayPal expands One Touch programme to new markets in Europe, Australia Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    PayPal Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it would expand its One Touch payments product to 13 new markets in Europe and Australia, bringing a simpler check-out to online shoppers and merchants. PayPal, which separated from eBay Inc last month, is a formidable player in the fast-growing payments industry, which has attracted new entrants like Apple Inc. The company said "millions" of consumers had already enabled One Touch to make payments on desktops and through mobile apps in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada and that half of the world's top 100 online retailers were already using the programme. Existing PayPal users can opt-in to use One Touch once and then no longer be required to re-enter their billing and shipping information into shopping apps or websites that support PayPal in their checkouts. More »

  • Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach
    Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities. More »

  • China cuts rates, reserve ratio after stocks plummet again
    China cuts rates, reserve ratio after stocks plummet again Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    By Samuel Shen and Koh Gui Qing SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank cut interest rates and lowered the amount of reserves banks must hold for the second time in two months on Tuesday, ratcheting up support for a stuttering economy and a plunging stock market that has sent shockwaves around the globe. The moves came after Chinese stocks tumbled again on Tuesday, as investors despaired at the lack of policy action from Beijing in response to recent data suggesting the downturn in the world's second-largest economy was deepening. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said it was cutting the one-year benchmark bank lending rate by 25 basis points to 4.6 percent, cutting one-year benchmark deposit rates by the same amount, and reducing reserve requirements (RRR) by 50 basis points to 18 percent for most big banks. More »

  • Europe blue-chip shares on the cheap? Think again Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    By Lionel Laurent LONDON (Reuters) - Stock markets are rebounding after a bruising 48-hour sell-off. Powe said a company such as Fielmann, a German spectacles maker with a market value of 4.6 billion euros ($5.27 billion), was an example of a better bet in the long run. More »

  • Many U.S. drivers ignoring new tech features in cars - survey
    Many U.S. drivers ignoring new tech features in cars - survey Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    By Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Drivers are steering clear of some new technology in cars, according to a survey released Tuesday, raising questions about whether car makers are moving too quickly to incorporate sophisticated technology. Carmakers are adding everything from remote car unlocking to self-parking systems in their newest models as they try to make vehicles more connected to the Internet and more automated. It was not used by 43 percent of respondents and followed by mobile routers that turn a car into a Wifi hot spot, unused by 38 percent. More »

  • Top German court rejects Apple touchscreen patent appeal
    Top German court rejects Apple touchscreen patent appeal Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Apple Inc patents covering the "slide to unlock" feature on smartphones are invalid, Germany's highest appeals court ruled on Tuesday, reaffirming a 2013 decision rejecting the U.S. company's claims by a lower court. The ruling by the Federal Court of Appeals in Karlsruhe covers one of the Apple iPhone's most popular defining features, of which makers of rival Android-based phones have developed their own versions. In a statement, the appeals court said it confirmed a ruling by the lower Federal Patent Court that canceled Apple's German patent, based on the technique's similarity to a phone released by Swedish company Neonode Inc a year before the iPhone's 2007 launch. More »

  • Black Monday: Dow Jones jumps 330 points after PBoC cuts reserve requirement …
    Black Monday: Dow Jones jumps 330 points after PBoC cuts reserve requirement … Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    American stock markets jumped at the open after the Chinese government announced measures to encourage investments in Shanghai Composite companies after the index slumped heavily for two days. The Dow Jones Industrial average jumped more than 330 points and the S&P 500 rose by 1.7% just minutes after opening on Tuesday 25 August. JPMorgan Chase and Apple took the lead when Wall Street stocks jumped and corrected the majority of the damaged made on Monday 24 August, when the Dow Jones even briefly dropped by more than 1,000 points. More »

  • Best Buy 2Q performance beats analysts' expectations
    Best Buy 2Q performance beats analysts' expectations Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy's turnaround is charging ahead. More »

  • Wileyfox pins smartphone hopes on Cyanogen software and budget pricing
    Wileyfox pins smartphone hopes on Cyanogen software and budget pricing Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The first is Cyanogen, the software built on top of Google's Android that offers a high level of customisation along with enhanced privacy and security settings. The second is price, with the company's first smartphones costing just £129. The company, which is headquartered in London and led by former Motorola UK general manager Nick Muir, will launch two smartphones in the UK, Europe and the Middle East in the coming weeks with the Wileyfox Swift featuring a 5in screen, 13 megapixel camera and costing £129 and the Storm featuring 5.5in screen, 20MP camera and costing £199. More »