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John Paczkowski / Re/code: Code/red: Apple Wearable Won't Ship Until Next Year — // HAPPENING TODAY — Beloved cryptographer Hal Finney is being cryopreserved following his recent, tragic death from ALS — Look Daddy! Santa Gave Me an iWatch Raincheck — So that new wearable device Apple is introducing on September 9?
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In — A changing of the hoodie at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year …
Nick Summers / The Next Web: Nintendo unveils ‘new’ 3DS and 3DS LL video game consoles, coming to Japan on October 11 — Nintendo is maintaining its tradition of slowly developing handheld gaming consoles with lighter, sleeker and more powerful redesigns. Today, the Japanese company announced two new 3DS models, simply called the “new” 3DS and “new” 3DS LL.
Michael Carney / PandoDaily: JustFab raises $85M at what sources say is a $1B valuation — JustFab has closed an $85 million round of funding, the company's co-founder and co-CEO Adam Goldenberg confirmed to Pando today. The round was led by new investor Passport Special Opportunity Fund, and included participation …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Nokia announces HERE maps for Android, launching exclusively for Samsung Galaxy smartphones with offline access — Samsung unveiled its new new smartwatch yesterday, the Tizen-powered Gear S that's capable of making calls and going online without relying on a smartphone.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: iOS search app “In-App Search” provides deep link results that launch inside apps, supports 33 iPhone apps at launch — In-App Search Is An App That Searches In Your Apps — Are users itching for a better way to search through the information contained within their mobile apps, bypassing the web and traditional search?
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac: Apple reportedly working with Dutch company NXP to include NFC in iPhone 6, possibly iWatch — Apple is reportedly planning to include NFC in the iPhone 6 for secure wireless payments using chips sourced from a Dutch company called XNP, the Financial Times reported today.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: Former staff blames LG's failed webOS acquisition on culture clash, infighting and corporate politics — A failed experiment: How LG screwed up its webOS acquisition — webOS was supposed to become LG's way forward in the smart TV space, and the team behind it was to bring change to the company.
Adam Greenburg / SC Magazine: Data on 97K Bugzilla users posted online for about three months — The email addresses and encrypted passwords of about 97,000 users of the test build of bug tracking system Bugzilla - specifically landfill.bugzilla.org - were posted publicly online for roughly three months beginning around May 4, according to a Wednesday post.
Paul Carsten / Reuters: China's Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to set up $814 million e-commerce company: Wanda — Wang Jianlin, chairman of Chinese property developer Dalian Wanda Group, sits in a meeting room as he arrives for the launch ceremony for the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis on the outskirts of Qingdao, Shandong province September 22, 2013.
Mashable is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's 25 million monthly unique visitors and 10 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.
If you don't think squirrels are the cutest animals on earth, you should probably leave now. This video from GoPro is for squirrel lovers only.
A curious squirrel went up the bird feeder to grab a handful of seed. Unfortunately, it didn't end up quite the way the squirrel planned. The little guy stretches, reaches and ultimately falls to the soft grass — but not before taking quite a bit of the delicious seed with it.
Just goes to show, you gotta fall in order to sucseed sometimes.
The Icelandic Meteorological Agency lowered its aviation alert from code red to orange on Friday morning following an eruption on Thursday night
The lava from the Bardabunga and Askja volcanoes in Iceland came out of a gap, or fissure, in the ground about halfway between the two volcanoes, and numerous earthquakes were observed on Thursday night into Friday morning. This indicates the continued movement of molten rock, or magma, underneath the surface.
See also: Largest Tremor Yet Jolts Area ...
Only the thoughtful minds at Pixar could make a sputtering volcano seem sweet and lovable
Its latest short, Lava, stars a lonely volcano situated in the middle of the ocean. A preview for the upcoming short shows the smiling mountain sweetly pining for someone to love.
See also: The Pixar Theory: Every Character Lives in the Same Universe
Yahoo Movies reports that that Lava will make its debut before Pixar's upcoming feature-length film Inside Out, set to hit theaters in June 2015.
A new 3DS with a second analog stick and more powerful CPU is coming to Japan in October, Nintendo announced in a live stream on Friday, though no Western release information was given.
The New 3DS and larger New 3DS XL will come with an additional, smaller analog "nub" above the face buttons on its right side. The face buttons have been colored to match the old-school SNES controller colors. There will also be two new shoulder buttons on the handheld's backside that sit next to the current L...
This is getting ridiculous: An(other) outburst over a reclined seat caused an American Airlines flight, on its way from Miami to Paris, to divert to Boston.
It is the second known incident this week in the United States, according to authorities.
See also: The Internet Goes to War Over Reclining Airline Seats
In Wednesday night's incident, passenger Edmund Alexandre became upset after a woman reclined the seat in front of him, the Suffolk County district attorney's office said
Alexandre, who ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that Crimea is "indispensable to Russia," reminding listeners that "Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations."
"This is a reality, not just words," Putin said
Russia annexed Crimea in March after residents there held a referendum in which 93% voted to join Russia
See also: Putin's End-Game: Expansion or Self-Destruction?
"I think recognition will take a long time, and this seems strange to me," Putin said during a Q&A with students at ...
Talk about believing in your product.
In this advertisement from Bissell Canada, the company that manufactures the Bissell Symphony line of vacuums, a senior brand manager cleans a patch of subway platform in Toronto and eats from it. The faces of the onlookers says it all
Who knows? Perhaps disgust makes you more inclined to purchase their cleaning product.
Stephen Hawking Reminds Us What Ice Bucket Challenge Is All About
Slam Trunk: Basketball-Playing Elephant Throws Down at the Zoo
The UK has raised its terrorist threat level from "substantial" to "severe," reflecting growing fears that British citizens who have traveled to the Middle East to fight with rebel groups could be plotting attacks back home.
The UK's Home Secretary Theresa May announced the change on Friday, saying that a terrorist attack against Western targets was "highly likely," though no specific intelligence suggested that an attack was "imminent."
See also: What the World Is Doing to Fight the Islami...
A new study from Northwestern University suggests that a non-invasive electrical current to the brain can improve an individual's memory.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a noninvasive procedure that sends low-level electric current to a region of the brain just under the skull, which is connected to the hippocampus.
See also: Hollywood Myth, Busted: Humans Use Far More Than 10% of Their Brains
The study showed that remembering things requires several regions of the brain to coop...
In our latest Ask a Dev video, our first guest host — iOS developer Michael Sayman — discusses how to get started in coding when you're young and lack resources
Sayman began making money off his first iOS app when he was just 13 years old. Now, at age 17, he has one of the most popular apps in the App Store, a photo-guessing game called 4 Snaps
See also: 9 Things We'd Change About Snapchat
Sayman says that you should first look around to get ideas of what you could build, then dive into the ...
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Playboy relaunched its website on Wednesday, and one thing's for sure. This isn't your grandpappy's gentleman's magazine.
Well, obviously. It's on the Internet—as opposed to a moldy box in the garage or hastily stuffed under your mattress where you shamefully hope Mom doesn't find it. As such, Playboy.com is ready for its Facebook close-up, fully clothed and safe-for-work (or SFW, as the kids say). Just in case you want to share its family-friendly content on any social network where Mom migh...
Google Chrome is the most popular Web browser in the world. Part of its appeal comes from its ability to let you fully customize your browsing experience with a slew of extensions. Extensions are small, lightweight programs that personalize your Chrome installation with new features.
Mark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action.
Call it livestream gaming: Top players record themselves playing popular titles and delivering commentary—or compete against each other in big, live, arena-style events.
By turning video games from a solitary living-room obsession into shared events, livestream gaming is letting advertisers tap into a hard-to-reach demographic of mostly young me...
Imagine your company got a 90% approval rating on its latest app. You'd be rich, right? Now imagine that your government got a 90% approval rating on anything, like passport approval or paying a parking violation or ... well, anything.
No, really. Stop laughing.
In the UK, a slew of changes to how technology is delivered has upended decades of dissatisfaction with government services. So much so, in fact, that one recent service upgrade netted a 90% approval rating from citizens.
What's going on...
On the heels of this year's Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Live, Samsung just announced Thursday another new smartwatch. And this one's a looker. But is it a doer? That's another question entirely.
The Gear S, announced Thursday, features a curved, two-inch AMOLED screen that should offer beautiful visuals (and does, at least in Samsung's marketing photos). And because the screen isn't just another flat slab of glass, it lends the whole watch an uncharacteristically fashionable appearance—one simil...
Paperback readers, rejoice! It turns out reading books on e-readers doesn’t give your brain the same experience as those paper books gathering dust on your bookshelf.
A new study by European researchers found that recollection of plot points and story lines were “significantly” worse for readers who read on a Kindle versus a paperback book, the Guardian reports.
Fifty readers were given a mystery book to read; half were given a Kindle, and the other half, a paperback. The researchers, led by A...
Apple confirmed that it will be holding a special event on September 9 in its hometown of Cupertino, Calif.
The company's coy teaser, "Wish we could say more," leaves us wondering what we can expect here. If rumors hold true, we'll see new iPhones (which may include NFC mobile payments), iOS updates and even the long-awaited and hotly-debated Apple wearable device.
ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.
When Apple first unveiled HealthKit, its software for weaving together fitness apps, wearables, and iPhones, there were more breathless exclamations than you'd find in your average SoulCycle workout.
I was quick to deflate the hype around HealthKit, pointing out that the skimpy specs and documentation Apple released this summer showed that it was geared around fairly specific medical tasks, like...
You can now go back through your entire Twitter history to see how many people actually see your tweets, thanks to Twitter’s now publicly available Twitter analytics dashboard. (Check it out here.)Favorite
Originally reserved for advertisers and verified users, Twitter is making the dashboard available to everyone who uses the service.
The dashboard lets you see how many people saw your tweet; how many interacted with it by favoriting, replying, clicking on a link or retweeting; and the “engage...
Cloud storage platform Dropbox announced today that it is offering a terabyte of storage for $9.99 a month, the same terabyte storage price set by competitors Google Drive and Microsoft’s One Drive.
This is just the latest move in the great cloud computing war of 2014, as these three heavy hitters engage in a race to the bottom for the consumer’s storage gigabyte. In March, Google announced a terabyte for $10 a month and 10 terabytes or more for $100 a month
Apple, meanwhile, plans to release ...
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Tesla teams up with China’s wireless carrier Unicom for charging network originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Two reasons now might finally be the right time for iPhone to gain NFC originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Is VMware OpenStack an embrace of open source — or an attempt to extinguish it? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Meet Obama’s new “piracy czar,” same as the old czar originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Samsung teams up with Nokia to bring a new mapping app to Galaxy phones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Sponsored post: Money, payments and commerce for the mobile generation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Etsy sees hope for small retailers in fight over internet fast lanes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
MSN Messenger to shut down in China, its final stronghold originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Here’s why Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming will account for 70 percent of digital music revenue originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Hortonworks gets more serious about real-time data with Kafka integration originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.