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Publication says Apple has banned it from official events over ‘Bendgate’ coverage

4 hours 33 min ago

Apple is understandably tired of talking about bent iPhone 6 Plus models but at the same time it seems that the company might be overreacting a tad if it’s really threatening publications over their coverage of the controversy. German computer magazine claims that Apple has cut it off from both receiving testing devices and from being invited to future Apple launch events after it posted a video that showed how the iPhone 6 Plus could be bent with your bare hands. RELATED: Consumer Reports offers the definitive take — ‘Bendgate’ is overblown As you can see in the video above, the publication bent the 6 Plus right under the bottom volume button, just as Unbox Therapy did in its original video. The publication

Doctor Who: series 8

4 hours 45 min ago

For series 8 of Doctor Who — the first series starring Peter Capaldi — Ross Miller and Kwame Opam will be sounding off on each episode in a series of emails we'll be publishing on the site. It's mostly about the show but often just their own lives. Timeline: Watch 50 years of 'Doctor Who' deaths and regenerations Recap Discussion

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 With Revamped Start Menu

4 hours 45 min ago

The next Windows is such a radical departure from its predecessors that Microsoft has jumped up two version numbers. At a press event today (Sept. 30), Microsoft executive vice president of OS, Terry Myerson, introduced the new operating system, named Windows 10. Available in an early preview build tomorrow, the new platform brings back the Start Menu with new additions such as Live Tiles.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 with New Smart Menu

4 hours 45 min ago
Microsoft has no time for the number 9. After months of anticipation surrounding the follow up to Windows 8, the Redmond software giant has decided to jump the gun and unveil Windows 10. Microsoft's new OS brings a wealth of desktop-friendly features while promising a unified experience across smartphones, tablets PCs and TVs.

Smart Lamp Speaker Responds to Touch

4 hours 46 min ago

The Smart Lamp Speaker is a 360 degree sound projection device that is combined with a silicone lamp. The speaker uses passive radiator technology to improve the bass and low frequency performance and project sound. The speaker is compatible with with phones, tablets, MP3 players and notebooks via a Bluetooth connection.

A closer look at Windows 10

4 hours 48 min ago

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 this morning, and the company is planning to distribute a Technical Preview of the new operating system tomorrow. At Microsoft's event today there were a number of machines running the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and I got an opportunity to briefly explore the new OS. While Microsoft pushed hard with touch on Windows 8, Windows 10 is the complete opposite. If you mouse into the corners to find the tricky Charms Bar they no longer trigger and frustrate. ...

‘Gapgate’ solved: Here’s why the Galaxy Note 4 has a gap between its frame and display

4 hours 48 min ago

Don’t mind the gap, says Samsung. Earlier this week we started hearing reports out of Korea that some Galaxy Note 4 owners were annoyed by a gap that they found between the Note 4’s frame and its display that was apparently wide enough to fit two pieces of A4 paper inside. Now, however, AndroidCentral has discovered that this isn’t a design bug… it’s a feature. FROM EARLIER: ‘Gapgate': Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 might have a big manufacturing problem After reading through the Galaxy Note 4’s user’s manual that came out this week, AndroidCentral found that Samsung actually talked about the gap in one section, as the company admits it designed the phone to have a gap on purpose. “This gap is

The New Scourge

4 hours 53 min ago
One of the problems with confronting and dealing with racism (and sexism) in this country is that we're locked into old stereotypes. This prevents us from recognizing new forms of prejudice, and blocks efforts to confront these practices and change them. If they don't exist, no one will ever do anything about them. To the general public, it...

Women in Tech You Need to Know

4 hours 55 min ago

Good news, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress:The number of women-owned firms in the US grew by 59 percent from 1997 to 2013 -- 1.5 times the national average.Women of color are the majority owners at close to one-third of all women-owned firms in the nation.African American women are both the fastest-growing...

Microsoft gives peek at coming Windows 10 software

4 hours 56 min ago

Microsoft on Tuesday offered its first glimpse of its Windows 10 software that it hopes delivers a winning formula for powering tablets and smartphones, along with laptops and desktop computers.

PayPal spinoff from eBay is 'natural,' co-founder says

4 hours 57 min ago

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel says it makes sense for eBay to split from the online payments service. Now, PayPal will need to focus on making its product more competitive in a mobile world.>

Fox is remaking 'Big' as a television series and that's a great idea in 2014

4 hours 59 min ago

Fox wants to remake Big as a television series. Finally, we have show to decode the mystery that is the man-child!

Get Involved in Your Startup Community - for Your Mental Health 

5 hours 1 min ago
The tricky thing about stress is that it drives us away from one of the best stress busters: people! "No time for breaks, no time for socializing," stress seems to say. "Must work, must work, must work!"We've all probably felt this way from time to time, especially entrepreneurs. When you're building a startup, it's easy to work from home,...

Video: An introduction to all the new features of Windows 10

5 hours 3 min ago

Microsoft left some scratching their heads with the announcement of Windows 10 on Tuesday, but there’s no question that the company took user suggestions to heart when designing its latest operating system. We’ll all be able to see the improvements Microsoft has made so far on Wednesday when the Technical Preview goes live, but for now, Windows VP Joe Belfiore is here to explain what has changed in Windows 10. FROM EARLIER: Everything we know about Windows 10 In the video introduction, Belfiore begins by laying on the details of the Windows Insider program. Although Insiders will be installing an unfinished product, Microsoft plans to distribute “more frequent updates with earlier, but less polished software,” and will grant them access to the Windows Feedback app. You

Pharrell became an SNES character for his latest video and it's a little creepy

5 hours 11 min ago

Pharrell's latest music video, "It Girl," is out and it's very weird, guys. Just very weird. Here he is, Arby's hat and all, singing inside what looks like a Japanese Super Nintendo dating sim crossed with an extremely fan-service-y shojo anime. While he sings — the song is kind of catchy — you can watch him leer at his It Girl from afar, with extreme closeups of his eyes thrown in every now and then. It's bright, unsettling, and might even induce seizures in some. But most concerning of all, I'm left with that damn Pharrell sprite dancing in my head. ...

Reddit gets $50 million in funding and will share 10 percent of that with its users

5 hours 18 min ago

The front page of the internet has a lot more money in the bank, with Reddit confirming $50 million in new funding. More interesting than the amount raised, however, was that investors promised 10 percent of their new equity in the company will be shared with community members, a highly unusual move. While the exact mechanics of how these shares will be distributed to users is not yet clear, lead investor Sam Altman told The Verge that it will most likely use a block chain method similar to the systems used to create and distribute Bitcoin.

Samsung shares 5 reasons we should care about Galaxy Note Edge’s weird curved display

5 hours 18 min ago

The new Galaxy Note Edge is coming out soon — although Samsung hasn’t said when — and the first thing you probably noticed about it is that weird curved screen. What purpose does it serve other than to look like that part of the yearbook that no one can sign? Well, the people over at Samsung took the time to outline the five features of the Edge screen in a nifty looking infographic that will hopefully explain what it’s all about. It shows a few things that aren’t quite possible on rivals phones, so you may be interested in giving this long infographic a look. The new Note’s curved screen actually has its uses, and you can even sign the edge of the screen,

Hedge fund Third Point joined Icahn in pressuring eBay: source

5 hours 32 min ago
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Third Point LLC, the hedge fund run by Daniel Loeb that is known for pushing companies to perform better, has taken a "significant" stake in eBay Inc and has had discussions with its chief executive officer, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Third Point's involvement comes on the same day that eBay, under pressure from billionaire activist Carl Icahn, said it will spin off its PayPal payments unit into a separate, publicly traded company. EBay's share price rose 7.8 percent. ...