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Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey for around $250 million - The Verge

February 2, 2016 - 5:46pm

The Verge

Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey for around $250 million
The Verge
Microsoft already has one of the better mobile keyboards out there, and it sounds like it may soon own another great one. The Financial Times reports that Microsoft is entering a deal to purchase SwiftKey for around $250 million, with plans to announce ...
Microsoft snags up popular Android and iOS predictive keyboard maker SwiftKeyWinBeta
Microsoft has reportedly acquired mobile keyboard company SwiftKey for around $250MVentureBeat
Microsoft acquires keyboard app SwiftKey for roughly $250 million: ReportZDNet
Android Police -TechCrunch -Business Insider
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ZAGG to acquire Mophie, takeover battery, screen protection, & keyboard accessories market - 9 to 5 Google

February 2, 2016 - 5:44pm

Engadget

ZAGG to acquire Mophie, takeover battery, screen protection, & keyboard accessories market
9 to 5 Google
Popular accessory maker Zagg today announced that it has acquired Mophie, another accessory maker best known for its battery cases and power accessories. The deal will see Zagg purchase Mophie for $100 million. Mophie CEO Daniel Huang and COO ...
ZAGG and mophie to Combine, Creating Diversified Leader in Mobile AccessoriesCNNMoney
Zagg buys battery case maker Mophie for $100MApple Insider
Zagg Aims to Expand Into Battery Cases With Mophie AcquisitionMac Rumors
ZDNet -TechCrunch
all 17 news articles »

Microsoft's new video imagines a HoloLens-powered Super Bowl party - The Verge

February 2, 2016 - 5:05pm

The Verge

Microsoft's new video imagines a HoloLens-powered Super Bowl party
The Verge
Sports are a pretty intuitive place for augmented reality: we already watch them with a bevy of numerical overlays, replays, and commentary. So Microsoft's "future of football," featuring its HoloLens headset, unsurprisingly makes a lot of sense. It's ...
Joe Montana and Drew Brees say there's one big thing NFL fans have never experiencedBusiness Insider
Microsoft's New Gadget Could Change How We Watch FootballTIME
This is how Microsoft wants you to watch football in the futureCNET
TechCrunch -Charlotte Observer -Gizmodo
all 18 news articles »

Google OnHub routers are finally getting guest WiFi - Engadget

February 2, 2016 - 2:30pm

The Verge

Google OnHub routers are finally getting guest WiFi
Engadget
As clever as Google's OnHub routers are, they've had a few glaring omissions... like, say, a guest mode to accommodate your friends. However, the company is making amends for at least one of its rookie mistakes. It's readying an update that enables ...
Google's OnHub Wi-Fi routers take a novel approach to guest networksPCWorld
Best Buy Deals: $25 BBY Gift Card With Nexus 6P, $50 Nexus Player, $20 Off Google OnHub RouterDroid Life (press release) (blog)
Google's OnHub routers are getting a smart new guest network featureThe Verge
Android Headlines - Android News -Android Police -Ubergizmo
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The Inside Story of Uber's Radical Rebranding - WIRED

February 2, 2016 - 1:54pm

WIRED

The Inside Story of Uber's Radical Rebranding
WIRED
Caption: From left: Shalin Amin, Mirtho Prepont, Roger Oddone, Travis Kalanick (CEO), Catherine Ray and Bryant Jow at the Uber HQ office in San Francisco. Talia Herman for WIRED. Slide: 4 / of 6 . Caption: Uber. Slide: 5 / of 6 . Caption: Catherine Ray.
Uber inexplicably changes its perfectly fine logo to weird linesMashable
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick personally helped design the new logo, and it showsThe Verge
What's Up With Uber's New Logo?Gizmodo
ABC News -Tech Times -Engadget
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Twitter Starts Taking Its Logged-Out Users Seriously - TechCrunch

February 2, 2016 - 1:42pm

TechCrunch

Twitter Starts Taking Its Logged-Out Users Seriously
TechCrunch
Twitter announced two updates today that should make it easier to use for logged-out users — a group of people the company has generally not taken as seriously as it should. First of all, Twitter is now rolling out its updated homepage, which makes it ...
Twitter starts showing tweets to mobile visitors even if they aren't logged inThe Verge
Twitter Extends Useless Feature To More People In Desperate Plea For AttentionGizmodo
Twitter Expands Access To Logged-Out Users, Allowing Visitors To See Stories And Join Discussions On Home TimelineTech Times
Business Insider -Mashable -Fast Company
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Samsung Confirms Galaxy S7 Edge, Reveals New Features - Forbes

February 2, 2016 - 11:50am

Forbes

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S7 Edge, Reveals New Features
Forbes
Samsung may have played coy with its smartphone launch plans yesterday, but today the company has given the game away entirely… Whether by accident or as a deliberate teaser, GalaxyClub spotted Samsung has published details confirming the ...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors: Everything We Think We KnowGizmodo
'Galaxy S7 Edge' Outed by Samsung's Developers SiteAndroid Headlines - Android News
Samsung reportedly launches its VR camera February 21stEngadget
BGR -Digital Trends -Fast Company
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Microsoft recalls Surface Pro AC power adapters over fire, shock hazard - PCWorld

February 2, 2016 - 10:55am

PCWorld

Microsoft recalls Surface Pro AC power adapters over fire, shock hazard
PCWorld
The potential for the power cords on some Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to cause fire and electric shock has led to a recall. The AC power cords being recalled were sold with the Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers before ...
Top three reasons I have not updated by Surface 3 to Windows 10WinBeta
Microsoft recalls millions of power cords over fire, shock hazardAL.com
Microsoft formally recalls Surface Pro power cordsEngadget
New York Times
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This Teddy Bear Could Have Exposed Your Child's Identify - TechCrunch

February 2, 2016 - 10:29am

TechCrunch

This Teddy Bear Could Have Exposed Your Child's Identify
TechCrunch
Are smart toys worth the risk? That's a question parents are asking themselves these days as they weigh the usefulness and delight that comes from cloud-connected toys, with the potential for them to be turned into spying devices, as was the claim ...
Something New to Worry About: Connected Toy SecurityNew York Times
Hackers Could Have Turned Vulnerable Smart Teddy Bear Into Demon ToyForbes

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Google's self-driving simulator helps it refine its cars - Engadget

February 2, 2016 - 9:40am

Engadget

Google's self-driving simulator helps it refine its cars
Engadget
Google's self-driving simulator apparently plays a big role in the development of the company's autonomous vehicle technology despite its cadre of cars being tested on actual roads. In its latest project report, the tech leviathan has revealed that it ...
Google's Self-Driving Cars Simulate 3 Million Miles a DayAndroid Headlines - Android News
The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Autonomous CarsCo.Design
Google's self-driving cars drive three million miles a day, without leaving the lab9 to 5 Google
Gizmodo -Edmunds.com -The Verge
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Apple's iPad Air 3 and 'iPhone 5se' Event May Take Place March 15 - Mac Rumors

February 2, 2016 - 8:44am

Mac Rumors

Apple's iPad Air 3 and 'iPhone 5se' Event May Take Place March 15
Mac Rumors
Apple's next media event, where it is rumored to announce updates across three product categories, is tentatively planned for Tuesday, March 15, according to 9to5Mac. The date could change over the next six weeks. As the scheduled event is still a ...
Apple reportedly planning event for March 15 to introduce iPad Air 3, iPhone 5seZDNet
Report: Apple to unveil smaller iPhone in March eventUSA TODAY
PenSe makes your Apple Pencil more functional and better protectedAppAdvice
Patently Apple -Cult of Mac -BGR
all 134 news articles »

Nintendo reports drop in sales and profit - Gamasutra

February 2, 2016 - 8:36am

VentureBeat

Nintendo reports drop in sales and profit
Gamasutra
Nintendo has reported a year-over-year drop in both sales and profit for the nine month period ending December 2015. The company's latest financials show that net sales have dipped by 3.9 percent, falling from 442.9 billion yen ($3.67 billion) to 425.6 ...
Nintendo's quarterly profit slips 36 percent on lower salesAtlanta Journal Constitution
Nintendo Posts $241M Profit But Misses Estimates As Revenue Drops 18%TechCrunch
Nintendo Releases Quarterly Financial ResultsNintendo World Report
Engadget -Bloomberg
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Cast your vote for March's free PlayStation 4 indie game - Engadget

February 2, 2016 - 8:22am

Engadget

Cast your vote for March's free PlayStation 4 indie game
Engadget
Vote to Play is back and candidates include 'Action Henk' and the over-the-top 'BroForce.' Timothy J. Seppala , @timseppala. 21m ago in AV. Comments. 25 Shares. Share. Tweet. Share. Save. Free Lives / Devolver Digital. With the Iowa caucuses behind us, ...
55 Million Consoles Sold In 2015 But PS4 Is Doing A Lot Better Than Xbox OneTech Times
'Vote to Play' is Back: Free PS4 Game Choices Include 'Action Henk!,' 'Assault Android Cactus' & 'Broforce'Latin One
Sony Reviving PlayStation Plus Vote to Play ProgramGame Rant
PlayStation LifeStyle -Cinema Blend -Seeking Alpha
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suitX launches lightweight and affordable exoskeleton - Engadget

February 2, 2016 - 6:14am

Engadget

suitX launches lightweight and affordable exoskeleton
Engadget
suitX, the robotics company out of University of California, Berkeley's Human Engineering Lab has launched its first exoskeleton after years of development. It's called Phoenix, a relatively lightweight and affordable device that can help people with ...
Low-Cost Exoskeleton Helps Paraplegics Walk AgainDiscovery News
Cheapest exoskeleton lets the paralyzed walk for $40kWashington Times
A Budget Exoskeleton Allows Paraplegics To Walk&&For The Price Of A CarCo.Design
MIT Technology Review -Geeky Gadgets -Co.Exist
all 17 news articles »Google News

New OpenSignal Report Is Really Good News for T-Mobile - PC Magazine

February 2, 2016 - 5:08am

PC Magazine

New OpenSignal Report Is Really Good News for T-Mobile
PC Magazine
T-Mobile's 700MHz rollout is making a big difference. According to a new report from wireless testing firm OpenSignal, T-Mobile's LTE coverage now "nearly matches AT&T...and is closing the gap with Verizon." T-Mobile also won the most awards out of the ...
Sprint network lags in OpenSignal network testsKansas City Star
This is the nation's fastest wireless carrier, study saysCNET
T-Mobile squeaks past Verizon for title of fastest LTE networkThe Verge
WIRED -RCR Wireless News
all 6 news articles »

Nintendo's quarterly profit slips 36 percent on lower sales - Washington Post

February 2, 2016 - 2:19am

Washington Post

Nintendo's quarterly profit slips 36 percent on lower sales
Washington Post
TOKYO — Nintendo Co. reported a 36 percent drop in quarterly profit on Tuesday after lackluster video game sales for the year-end holiday shopping season. The Japanese manufacturer of Super Mario games and the Wii U game machine earned 29.1 ...

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Comcast to bring highest download speed to South Florida this year - Miami Herald

February 1, 2016 - 11:02pm

Miami Herald

Comcast to bring highest download speed to South Florida this year
Miami Herald
Comcast announced Tuesday it plans to introduce the world's first DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit Internet service to its 1.4 million residential and business customers in South Florida this year. The company will first roll out the high-speed broadband ...
Comcast modem technology upends Internet battleThe Tennessean
Comcast to bring 1-gig service to ChicagoCrain's Chicago Business (blog)
Comcast to launch 1-gig service in AtlantaAtlanta Journal Constitution

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Pro Photogs Take Note: Canon Announces EOS-1D X Mark II - PC Magazine

February 1, 2016 - 10:07pm

PC Magazine

Pro Photogs Take Note: Canon Announces EOS-1D X Mark II
PC Magazine
Hot on the heels of Nikon's D5 announcement, Canon is updating its flagship SLR. The new EOS-1D X Mark II looks and feels a lot like its predecessor, the 1D X, but features a new image sensor, an improved autofocus system, and 4K video support. It's a ...
1D X Mark IIimaging resource
Canon goes for a personal best with new action-photo flagshipCNET
Canon's new flagship DSLR takes aim at NikonUSA TODAY
DV Info Net -SYS-CON Media (press release) -Mashable
all 22 news articles »

Goodbye, old rugged Defender - Vanguard

February 1, 2016 - 5:02pm

Autocar

Goodbye, old rugged Defender
Vanguard
LAND Rover celebrated 68 years of history recently as the last of the current Defenders was produced at its famous Solihull production facility.To mark the occasion Land Rover invited more than 700 current and former Solihull employees involved in the ...
Jaguar Land Rover Helps Launch The UK's First Test CorridorTop Speed
Jaguar Land Rover will launch public autonomous car tech testsModern Readers
UK to test self-driving cars on 41 mile 'connected corridor'Engadget
Motor Trend -Gizmag -Jewocity.com (press release) (blog)
all 131 news articles »Google News

One Billion People Now Use WhatsApp - WIRED

February 1, 2016 - 5:01pm

WIRED

One Billion People Now Use WhatsApp
WIRED
One billion people are now using WhatsApp, the mobile messaging service that Facebook acquired little more than two years ago in a deal valued at $19 billion. WhatsApp and Facebook announced their one-billion-user milestone this afternoon in a blog ...
WhatsApp passes 1 billion monthly active usersVentureBeat
WhatsApp has grown to 1 billion usersThe Verge
WhatsApp Hits 1 Billion Users, Fulfilling Zuckerberg's PromiseBloomberg
USA TODAY -ZDNet -Droid Life (press release) (blog)
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