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29 January

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 04:22
    No matter how many cool movies, music videos, or lightsaber simulators we see, virtual reality is still going to be a hard sell for the mainstream — not only do the headsets look weird, they require you to actively block out the world and people around you. Not only are airplanes and airports terrible places filled with strangers that you will feel absolutely no guilt whatsoever in shutting out of your life for all eternity, they're also maybe the only public location where it's socially acceptable to strap an opaque black mask to your eyes and zone out for several (...) (The Verge)

Daring Fireball

  • 03:36
    Matt Asay, writing for ReadWrite back in February 2013: Apple is reportedly developing a smart watch made from curved glass. Does it really have a choice? With iPhone sales stalling, the Cupertino innovator is in desperate need of another hit product, and not just any product: Apple needs something that consumers will refresh every 12 to 18 months. In desperate need. Desperate. I’m surprised they made it this long. ★

Yahoo! News: Technology News

Engadget

Lifehacker

  • 02:00
    Reader Richard's desktop is playful and functional, but also has tools on the desktop to help him get right to work when he needs to. Here's how he set it all up. Read more... -- , ,
  • 01:00
    iOS: Hopper is an awesome site that helps you plan ahead on airfaire deals , but the new iOS app takes it a step further, notifying you of price drops and letting you know when to buy. Read more... -- , ,

Om Malik

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

Engadget

NYT > Circuits

hack a day

  • 01:00
    Computer vision is a tricky thing to stuff into a small package, but last year’s Hackaday Prize had an especially interesting project make it into the 50 top finalists. The OpenMV is a tiny camera module with a powerful microcontroller that will detect faces, take a time-lapse, record movies, and detect specific markers or colors. Like a lot of the great projects featured in last year’s Hackaday Prize, this one made it to Kickstarter and is, by far, the least expensive computer vision module available today. [Ibrahim] began this project more than a year ago when he realized simple serial JPEG (...) --

Programmable Web

MacRumors

  • 02:30
    On the heels of an earnings call that saw Apple announcing record earnings, rival phone maker Samsung today announced its own results for the October to December period, reporting a 27 percent year-over-year decline in profit. Samsung saw net profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.9 billion), compared to 7.3 trillion won last year, marking its first annual earnings decline in three years and its fifth consecutive quarter of decline. Apple, meanwhile, announced record earnings of $18 billion, largely due to the success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Overall, Samsung's 2014 profit was (...) -- , ,

Techmeme

Mashable!

  • 01:30
    Wings, pizza, cheese puffs, ranch dip — all the incredible junk we'll be stuffing down our throats on Super Bowl Sunday tastes better when picked from an enormous, DIY snack stadium For those who've never built their own snack stadium, it's straight-forward enough to do half drunk in the hours before kickoff. See also: What your Super Bowl party will look like in 2025 In our handy DIY video, Mashable shares how to build the snack stadium of every football fan's dreams BONUS: Super Bowl Food Porn Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Diy, (...) -- Diy, Video, Youtube, Watercooler, Videos
  • 01:29
    Mashable's science editor and resident climate nerd Andrew Freedman became a proud father this week in the only appropriate way for a climate reporter to become a father: during what was hailed as a "potentially historic" blizzard. Avi Isaac Freedman was born during the peak of the storm in New York on Tuesday at 3:15 a.m. ET, weighing in at a healthy 6 pounds and 14 ounces at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Andrew, his wife Olga and baby Avi are resting well. See also: This was New York City in the blizzard of 2015 But without Andrew's personalized storm forecasting, the family likely (...) -- Us, Watercooler, Climate, Blizzardof2015
  • 01:23
    President Barack Obama may not think weed is more dangerous than alcohol, but his possible new attorney general does “I certainly don't hold that view," Loretta Lynch, the nominee to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, said during her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, moving away from the president's line of thought See also: Watch a senator grill the U.S. attorney general nominee on undocumented immigrant rights Her comment came after a question from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, who read a few of Obama's remarks on marijuana from a 2014 New Yorker interview with the (...) -- Attorney General, Marijuana, Us World, Politics, Us
  • 00:44
    Because no one before or since our overlord Taylor Swift arrived on the music scene could possibly create sick beats, the phrase "this sick beat" has been trademarked by the Great Eminence, herself If you would like to pretend that you could possibly compete with her Divinity in the realm of beats you may, but you are now restricted from proclaiming that fact on any kind of jewelry, home decor, musical instruments, glassware or wind chimes See also: Taylor Swift hacked on Twitter and Instagram Also trademarked is her commandment/aesthetic "party like it's 1989," but you may still party (...) -- Taylor Swift, Music, Watercooler, Conversations
  • 00:41
    A day after Marshawn Lynch answered all questions at Tuesday's Super Bowl media day by repeating the phrase, "I'm just here so I won't get fined," the star Seahawks running back was at it again. At a required media-availability session on Wednesday, Lynch answered virtually all questions by telling reporters, "You know why I'm here." It's all got many a casual NFL fan wondering: Why does Lynch hate talking to the media so much? He actually explained his thought process in a lengthy interview last year that has since gone largely overlooked. And it makes some good sense See also: The NFL (...) -- Nfl, Super Bowl, Entertainment, Sports
  • 00:33
    Be anything you want to be, rapper apl.de.ap asserts in his gaming-infused music video for "Be," a thumping inspirational solo track sans his Black Eye Peas pals The video, which he's exclusively premiering on Mashable, subtly explores technology's impact on relationships. He and guest artists Honey Cocaine and Jessica Reynoso portray badass online gaming characters, who are controlled by their timid offline personas See also: NSFW 'Fifty Shades of Grey' music video stars Dakota Johnson tied up We chatted with apl.de.ap, who memorably performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2011 (...) -- Music, Entertainment, Gaming, Celebrities, Music Videos
  • 00:26
    A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she stole a police cruiser and led officers on a chase of at least 80 miles per hour — while her hands were cuffed behind her. Center Township police say 27-year-old Roxanne Rimer was arrested after stealing earrings from a Kohl's store Jan. 14. They say officers handcuffed Rimer and put her in the back seat of the cruiser. Police say they believe she then squeezed through an opening in the partition that wasn't latched and crawled into the front seat before zooming off. She led officers on a nearly 10-mile chase before she (...) -- Pennsylvania, Police, Us World, Us, Grand Theft Auto
  • 00:23
    Mark Zuckerberg has a clear message to Facebook investors: If you don't like the idea of initiatives like Internet.org, then get out of the stock. That was the takeaway from an impassioned response Mark Zuckerberg gave during Facebook's earnings call Wednesday after an analyst questioned why investors should care about Internet.org, Facebook's ongoing effort to make the Internet accessible in developing markets around the world. See also: Facebook in 2015: Drones, messaging and virtual reality, oh my! "It matters to the kinds of investors we want to have," said Zuckerberg, Facebook's (...) -- Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business
  • 00:13
    Love it or loathe it, Facebook is as integral to our day-to-day lives as checking email or texting that special someone. And in case there was any doubt, the social network unleashed new data on Wednesday to prove it. Nearly 1.4 billion people around the world use Facebook every month. Some 890 million people visit it daily and now view more than 3 billion videos a day. Unsurprisingly, much of the growth is happening on the mobile side. Almost half of Facebook's 1.89 billion mobile users now check the social network exclusively on their phones and tablets. In other words? While most (...) -- Facebook, Earnings, Social Media, Apps Software, Mobile

Boing Boing

TechCrunch

Wired News: Top Stories

ESPN: The B.S. Report with Bill Simmons

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 00:20
    Bill Gates promised to "substantially increase" his time at Microsoft last year, but his involvement at the company he founded in 1975 has been a mystery ever since. When he’s not busy guest editing The Verge, Gates revealed in a Reddit AMA today that he is currently working on a "Personal Agent" project at the software giant. "One project I am working on with Microsoft is the Personal Agent which will remember everything and help you go back and find things and help you pick what things to pay attention to," says Gates. Microsoft is constantly improving (...) (The Verge)

Lifehacker

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

28 January

MobileCrunch

  • 13:38
    Lootsie, one of several startups that allow developers to add reward programs to their games and other apps, is announcing that it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding. Co-founder and President Brandon Werber told me that Lootsie has been raising the funding gradually, in batches of a few hundred thousand dollars, and the announcement really marks the point where the startup is closing out… Read More -- Advertising Tech, Mobile, Startups, TC, lootsie, mobile rewards

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 23:16
    Facebook said profit soared on the wings of mobile ad revenue but stressed it is more concerned with investing in the future than making quick cash. While earnings figures surpassed market forecasts, Facebook executives strived to temper expectations, while stressing they plan to continue aggressively investing to achieve long-range goals. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg described 2014 as a year of heavy investments, with "big bets" placed on mobile communication and next-generation computing with multibillion-dollar buys of WhatsApp and the Oculus virtual reality startup. A (...) (AFP)
  • 22:57
    Qualcomm Inc reduced its outlook for fiscal 2015, saying it expects its newest Snapdragon mobile chip will not be used in a major customer's flagship smartphone, sending its shares lower. The San Diego, California, company also warned that "challenges" with another of its chips had hurt its competitiveness in China, where Qualcomm has been disappointed with growth that has fallen short of expectations. It now expects non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for fiscal 2015 between $4.75 and $5.05, compared to a previous range of $5.05 to $5.35. Top smartphone maker Samsung (...) (Reuters)

Lifehacker

  • 20:30
    Every year at about this time, freelancers are inundated with Form 1099 so they can report their income to the IRS. But what if one you were expecting never arrives? Forbes' advice: Don't ask for it. Read more... -- , ,

Om Malik

Flickr

  • 21:01
    While New York City escaped much of the Snowmageddon from the Blizzard of 2015, New England found itself buried in many feet of snow. Boston and its surroundings were blanketed in white, leading to some great images of people skiing through the streets. Check out some of our favorites from the many photos uploaded to Flickr. helloworldmedia Blizzard 2015: New England bears brunt of storm while NYC spared de helloworldmedia, sur Flickr danieljameslynchNew England Blizzard 2015 de danieljameslynch, sur (...) --

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