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NXP unveils versatile microcontroller family to drive a smarter user experience in next-generation embedded designs

Oct 2, 2014 6:20 am

NXP Semiconductors today announced the release of the LPC82x family of microcontrollers, dramatically extending the versatility of the ARM Cortex-M0+-based LPC800 Series for use in today's highly connected, sensor-dense and IoT designs. With double the memory (over the LPC81x family), a new 1.2... [more]


Kamcord gameplay recording platform gets into mobile gaming competitions starting w/ SEGA

Oct 2, 2014 6:03 am

Kamcord, the mobile gameplay recording platform that offers developers an easy way to implement cross-platform gameplay recording and sharing features, is today announcing its next big push in mobile gaming: competitions. The company realized that its SDK provides a lot of unique opportunities... [more]


Angry Birds maker Rovio looking to simplify its business with potential layoffs

Oct 2, 2014 6:00 am

The Finnish studio behind Angry Birds, Rovio has announced that job cuts may be on the cards to simplify the company. CEO Mikael Hed admitted in a blog post published today the company has been growing on assumptions, a tactic that's clearly not sustainable in today's competitive market. [more]


Can propane school buses save money and provide other benefits?

Oct 2, 2014 6:00 am

School districts across the country are looking for ways to save money and be more environmentally sustainable. A new case study from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory that examines five school bus fleets that are successfully using propane school buses provides one... [more]


Unlocking the geoblock with VPNs

Oct 2, 2014 6:00 am

In recent months there have been many reports of Australians covertly signing up for the US streaming service Netflix, using fake postcodes and software workarounds to fool its geo-blocking system. [more]


'Data Divination: Big Data Strategies' Is a Great Hip-Pocket Tool

Oct 2, 2014 6:00 am

Most of today's books about Big Data delve into highly technical tools, cloud technology, and high-level computer-assisted math calculations and algorithms. For most people in the business world, this is far from motivating readers to appreciate just what Big Data does and how to let it get you... [more]


Vertu's latest luxury phone offers exotic materials and high-end specs for $6,900

Oct 2, 2014 5:41 am

The $10,300 Signature Touch out of your budget range? Vertu understands your plight, which is why the luxury phone manufacturer just announced the Aster, a $6,900 hand-crafted smartphone constructed out of titanium. [more]


Spotify finally gets on board with Apple CarPlay

Oct 2, 2014 5:35 am

Alongside todays news that Apple CarPlay units are finally hitting the road, Spotify has updated its app for iOS to include support for it. It joins other apps such as Stitcher, iHeartRadio and Apple's own Beats Music in supporting the automotive version of iOS and we're happy to see it. Spotify... [more]


Instapaper is now available for free, launches new premium subscription

Oct 2, 2014 5:32 am

Instapaper has today announced that the company is changing its subscription model, enabling everyone to download the official app for free. A new premium subscription is now available for $2.99 or $29.99 a year, but for those who are already paying for the service, you'll remain on the old $1 a... [more]


DealBook: Rocket Internet Shares Fall in Frankfurt Trading Debut

Oct 2, 2014 5:29 am

The German tech company’s initial public offering, one of the largest in the country in more than a decade, has tested European investors’ appetite for Internet companies. [more]


Tesla chief Elon Musk to unveil "the D and something else" on October 9

Oct 2, 2014 5:15 am

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter late Wednesday evening to give everyone something to discuss over the next week. In the post, Musk said it’s about time to unveil the “D” and something else. [more]


Instapaper is now available for free, launches new premium subscription

Oct 2, 2014 5:14 am

Instapaper has today announced that the company is changing its subscription model, enabling everyone to download the official app for free. A new premium subscription is now available for $2.99 or $29.99 a year, but for those who are already paying for the service, you'll remain on the old $1 a... [more]


Samsung to Begin Work on Apple's 14-nm A9 Chips Before End of 2014

Oct 2, 2014 5:13 am

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Samsung semiconductor head Kim Ki-nam today announced that the company will begin work on 14-nanometer processors for partners such as Apple, Qualcomm, and AMD before the end of 2014, reports ZDNet (via 9to5Mac). The comments indicate that Samsung will produce Apple's next-generation A9 chip... [more]


Verizon promotion boosts shared data plans

Oct 2, 2014 5:10 am

<blockquote class=quote>Families on MORE Everything plans and small business customers who choose MORE Everything for Business plans can all benefit when they choose the promotion that will double their monthly data allowance. Starting Oct. 2, customers with monthly data allowances of... [more]


Future LG smartwatches may also run webOS

Oct 2, 2014 5:06 am

If you thought we have seen the last of webOS (aside from LG TVs), think again as LG is also looking to use the operating system to power smartwatches. A software development kit for a webOS smartwatch has been teased on an LG-owned developer website (link no longer works). The company already... [more]


Indie Games – What is Going on in Asia?

Oct 2, 2014 5:06 am

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Ever miss games that are played old school, like the ones that have been embedded in our childhood memories? Indie games, games developed by independently small companies devoid of any publishers, summon nostalgia in gamers …The post Indie Games – What is Going on in Asia? appeared... [more]


Indonesian graft busters launch anti-corruption app

Oct 2, 2014 5:06 am

Indonesia's powerful anti-graft agency said Thursday it had launched a mobile app packed with graphics and games to educate the public and officials about bribery in one of the world's most corrupt countries. [more]


Amazon Deal of the Day: 55% Off Transformers: Age of Extinction (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) – $17.99

Oct 2, 2014 5:04 am

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the just released Transformers: Age of Extinction (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) for just $17.99. That’s 55% off on the movie’s regular list price of $39.99. Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth film in director Michael... [more]


A Handy Dandy Venn Diagram for your TV Watching Experience [Pic]

Oct 2, 2014 5:03 am

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The Game of Thrones Theme Done Western-Style [Video]

Oct 2, 2014 5:01 am

A fun Western cover of the Game of Thrones theme by Youtuber BenDanProductions. [BenDanProductions] [more]


The first third-party Apple CarPlay systems are here from Pioneer

Oct 2, 2014 5:01 am

We first saw an example of what Pioneer is doing with Apple CarPlay at the recent IFA event in Berlin, Germany, and today we have the very first official release information. Besides launching a new, CarPlay compatible unit, Pioneer is issuing a firmware update for some of its existing units to... [more]


Assassin’s Creed Unity Gameplay Video

Oct 2, 2014 5:00 am

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for Assassin’s Creed Unity to come out (November 11, 2014)! The graphics are absolutely gorgeous, and the storyline, as usual, looks amazing. From Ubisoft: Creative Director Alex Amancio presents you the new customization system and how it... [more]


Samsung takes advantage of 'bendgate' in latest Galaxy Note 4 ad

Oct 2, 2014 4:46 am

Samsung has made sure its marketing channels have taken full advantage of the "bendgate" mess surrounding the newly released iPhones, and the company is at it once again with its latest Galaxy Note 4 advert. This short video runs through tests the company carries out to ensure there's enough... [more]


Lego housing, automatic ambulances and car-free streets

Oct 2, 2014 4:40 am

What will Bristol be like in 2070? A new report released today [1 October] suggests a number of ideas in an attempt to create a futuristic city that suits the needs of its citizens, whatever their age. [more]


2 million reservations in 6 hours: China shows strong early demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Oct 2, 2014 4:32 am

  According to AppleInsider, Chinese carriers have recorded more than 2 million reservations of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the first six hours of opening. Although official preorders start on October 10th, carriers are already offering presale signups. By contrast, Apple announced... [more]


HealthKit app Lark talks to you to help you stay active

Oct 2, 2014 4:30 am

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After a brief delay on Apple’s part, HealthKit-compatible apps are now available in the App Store. Finally! Thanks to this back-end feature, you can view all of the health data that your iPhone 5s, 6, or 6 Plus is already tracking within other apps, and view everything within a single app of... [more]


HealthKit app Lark talks to you to help you stay active

Oct 2, 2014 4:30 am

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After a brief delay on Apple’s part, HealthKit-compatible apps are now available in the App Store. Finally! Thanks to this back-end feature, you can view all of the health data that your iPhone 5s, 6, or 6 Plus is already tracking within other apps, and view everything within a single app of... [more]


Apple's next-gen iOS Remote app solution could boast full Apple TV GUIs, interactive content

Oct 2, 2014 4:13 am

An Apple patent application published Thursday describes a next-generation iOS Remote app system capable of translating the Apple TV's UI to smaller format iPhone and iPad screens, while streaming back external content like movie trivia from those same devices. [more]


Get to know iOS 8: Five convenient new tricks in Safari

Oct 2, 2014 4:13 am

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Safari for iOS is as old as the iPhone itself, and even with all the apps that have come and gone in those seven plus years, Safari is the old standby, the essential app that’s in the dock row of millions of iPhones and iPads. Apple improves Safari in every iteration of iOS, and iOS is no... [more]


Doublesme Application Helps Users Search Their Lookalikes

Oct 2, 2014 4:13 am

Doublesme is a new application launched recently which helps the user to find out and stay in touch with their lookalikes. It checks the entire databases of social networking sites and online platforms. Doublesme is developed on the professional criteria of connecting two similar looking people.... [more]


Get to know iOS 8: Five convenient new tricks in Safari

Oct 2, 2014 4:13 am

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Safari for iOS is as old as the iPhone itself, and even with all the apps that have come and gone in those seven plus years, Safari is the old standby, the essential app that’s in the dock row of millions of iPhones and iPads. Apple improves Safari in every iteration of iOS, and iOS is no... [more]


Chinese iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders reportedly hit 2 million in first 6 hours

Oct 2, 2014 4:12 am

Chinese news sources have reported that retailers and local carriers have surpassed 2 million pre-orders in just 6 hours since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were made available at respective stores. Apple isn't going live with its own pre-order system until October 10 (launching the new... [more]


Chinese iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders reportedly hit 2 million in first 6 hours

Oct 2, 2014 4:12 am

Chinese news sources have reported that retailers and local carriers have surpassed 2 million pre-orders in just 6 hours since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were made available at respective stores. Apple isn't going live with its own pre-order system until October 10 (launching the new... [more]


Samsung effectively confirms it will manufacture Apple’s next-generation ‘A9′ processors for iOS devices, using 14-nanometer process

Oct 2, 2014 4:07 am

At a press conference, ZDNet says that Samsung president of the company’s semiconductor arm is looking forward to reversing its profit forecasts when it starts producing chips for Apple using its next-generation technology. Kim Ki-nam, president of the Korean electronic giant’s... [more]


Philips loses $467M patent suit to US competitor

Oct 2, 2014 4:00 am

Royal Philips NV says it will book a $467 million (366 million-euro) charge in the third quarter after losing a patent lawsuit to smaller U.S. competitor Masimo Corp. [more]


Apple Adds 2 Million iPhone 6 Reservations to the 10 Million Tally

Oct 2, 2014 3:58 am

Reports from China are emerging saying Apple has scored another 2 million iPhone 6 reservations in the country, weeks before the official launch is scheduled. Apple said pre-orders would be accepted beginning October 10, but retailers and carriers in China jumped the gun and started taking... [more]


Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut up to 130 jobs

Oct 2, 2014 3:48 am

Rovio, the Finnish maker of the popular mobile game "Angry Birds" announced on Thursday up to 130 job cuts, blaming flagging sales growth. [more]


Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon coming soon to Verizon’s FiOS app even when away from home

Oct 2, 2014 3:47 am

In a ‘ground-breaking’ deal, not only does Verizon renew its agreement with Viacom to show their TV content (including Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon) nationally, these channels will also be offered in FiOS’s mobile app for iOS. Early next year, you will be able to watch... [more]


Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon coming soon to Verizon’s FiOS app even when away from home

Oct 2, 2014 3:47 am

In a ‘ground-breaking’ deal, not only does Verizon renew its agreement with Viacom to show their TV content (including Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon) nationally, these channels will also be offered in FiOS’s mobile app for iOS. Early next year, you will be able to watch... [more]


Is Apple Trying to Do too Much Too Quickly?

Oct 2, 2014 3:37 am

I recently wrote about Apple’s string of bad luck, with bad press, a bad keynote stream, the U2 album spamming fiasco, and, above all, the iOS 8.0.1 update that bricked a lot of users’ iPhones. If I were to go back in the archives of this website, I’d find other, similar... [more]


Germany's Rocket Internet makes bumpy market debut

Oct 2, 2014 3:30 am

Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, has made a bumpy market debut—with its shares falling on their first day of trading in Frankfurt. [more]


First floating solar farm in UK comes to life in Berkshire

Oct 2, 2014 3:24 am

Solar panel farms raise concerns about tying up valuable farmland. Is there another way to generate solar power without tying up large tracts of land? French company Ciel et Terre has an interesting approach that involves floating solar arrays on reservoirs, quarry lakes, irrigation canals or... [more]


Pioneer finally brings CarPlay equipment to mass market, Spotify app update adds CarPlay support

Oct 2, 2014 3:23 am

The CarPlay situation has been murky. Since being announced in the spring, most manufacturers have been quiet on when CarPlay equipment will actually be available to purchase. Pioneer is the first company to deliver on its promise, adding CarPlay as an update to its aftermarket dashboard... [more]


Pioneer finally brings CarPlay equipment to mass market, Spotify app update adds CarPlay support

Oct 2, 2014 3:23 am

The CarPlay situation has been murky. Since being announced in the spring, most manufacturers have been quiet on when CarPlay equipment will actually be available to purchase. Pioneer is the first company to deliver on its promise, adding CarPlay as an update to its aftermarket dashboard... [more]


Apple Watch Makes Debut at Fashion Store

Oct 2, 2014 3:21 am

In a unusual but understandable twist, the Apple Watch made its retail store debut not in one of Apple’s own stores, but under glass inside a Collette fashion store in Paris on Tuesday. The public event included invited guests from the world of fashion, Apple Sr. VP Design Jony Ive and... [more]


Samsung China supplier sues US labor watchdog

Oct 2, 2014 3:19 am

A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. has filed a lawsuit accusing a New York-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report. [more]


Gigaom: How Talko wielded cheap cloud services and open source tools to build its communications app

Oct 2, 2014 2:29 am

On this week's Structure Show, hear how Talko stood on the shoulders of AWS and Azure -- and wielded the Opus codec, WebRTC, FreeSwitch and other open-source tools to build an… [more]


Gigaom: How Talko wielded cheap cloud services and open source tools to build its communications app

Oct 2, 2014 2:29 am

On this week's Structure Show, hear how Talko stood on the shoulders of AWS and Azure -- and wielded the Opus codec, WebRTC, FreeSwitch and other open-source tools to build an… [more]


Display a list of recently opened or saved files in Windows

Oct 2, 2014 2:27 am

It is easy to lose sight of a file that you have saved to your computer system. While most programs use default locations to save files, it can happen that files get saved to another location. The Firefox web browser for example sets download directories based on the server files get downloaded... [more]


Modi wields broom in new 'Clean India' push

Oct 2, 2014 2:00 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielded a broom in a New Delhi slum on Thursday as he pledged to sweep away India's reputation for poor public hygiene and rudimentary sanitation. [more]


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