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Daily Roundup: Lenovo gets hacked, we explain Magic Leap and more!

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 04:09
Lenovo experiences a bizarre hacking, Inspector Gadget makes a comeback and we do our best to explain what Magic Leap is. All this and more awaits you in our Daily Roundup!...

LG's premium smartwatch now comes with LTE and mobile payments

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 02:59
Believe it or not, LG already has an upgraded version of its luxurious Watch Urbane: meet the Watch Urbane LTE, a souped-up version that focuses on speedy mobile data. The timepiece (which isn't using Android Wear) isn't as substantial a phone replac...

Tinder-like Cute or Not app lets you rate pet photos

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 02:37
In an unsolicited, but appreciated move, the folks at BuzzFeed have graciously created an app specifically for me. It's called "Cute or Not" and it gives me yet another avenue to share photos of my pup, Oliver. Surprisingly, though, the iOS app is al...

Samsung wants to put 128GB of fast storage in your next phone

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 01:56
It's no longer hard to get a hefty 128GB of storage in a smartphone, but that doesn't mean you'll enjoy it. What's the point of all that extra space if your phone chugs handling huge games and 4K videos? Samsung has clearly anticipated this problem, ...

Lytro to focus on VR and video with $50 million investment

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 00:55
Lytro -- maker of "shoot now, focus later" cameras -- is diving into the virtual reality and video market, following an investment of $50 million led by GSV Capital. The market shift means Lytro will lay off 25 - 50 of its 130 employees, and at the s...

Samsung Galaxy S6 leak hints at a slim, glass-backed body

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 00:14
HTC isn't the only mobile company having trouble keeping its 2015 flagship phone under wraps. XDA-Developers forum member reefur has posted photos of what's believed to be a prototype Samsung Galaxy S6 for AT&T. The tipster was understandably worried...

Delta's in-flight WiFi is about to get a whole lot faster

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 23:58
If you've flown Delta recently (or most domestic airlines) and tried to use the onboard Gogo WiFi, you know that it's often a crapshoot. A combination of where you're flying over and the number of passengers attempting to use it leads to either a dec...

Android for Work is ready to make your phone office-friendly

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 23:35
Remember Android for Work, Google's big effort to make your smartphone safe for business? It's finally ready for prime time. The officially launched initiative lets you keep work-related accounts and app info separate from personal affairs while main...

Google Calendar for Android lets you link files to events

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 22:56
Want to make sure everyone at your next shindig has a copy of the itinerary? You'll probably want to snag the updated version of Google Calendar for Android, then. The refreshed app lets you associate Google Drive files with events -- you don't have ...

Oculus offers $1 million prize pool for Gear VR developers

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 22:35
Oculus VR has a challenge for aspiring game and app developers: Create something new and exciting for the Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung's Oculus-powered headset, and get a shot at a cash prize from a $1 million pool. The Oculus Mobile VR Jam 201...

'Forza' wants to put you in 'Fast & Furious' for free

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 22:00
Most attempts at turning the Fast & Furious movies into video games haven't exactly set the world on fire, but here's one that might be worth playing. Microsoft, Turn 10 and Universal have teamed up for Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, a slig...

Lenovo's website hacked, apparently by Lizard Squad

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 21:29
Lenovo's no good, very bad week of security may be getting worse -- Lenovo.com appears to have been hacked, likely in response to the Superfish scandal. This afternoon some visitors trying to access the site instead get a slideshow of webcam pics of ...

Netflix is bringing back 'Inspector Gadget' and 'Danger Mouse'

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 21:02
Netflix isn't slowing down its efforts to win your kids' attention... if anything, it's ramping things up. The streaming service just unveiled five child-friendly shows that will arrive over the course of the next year. The first is a big one -- Netf...

Oral-B's smart toothbrushes are app-connected and kinda pointless

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 20:31
At the beginning and end of the day, my mind is capable of entertaining only the most basic of tasks. Luckily for those I come into contact with, oral hygiene is something I can take care of on autopilot. Even if you incorporate flossing and rinsing ...

Google is working on a Chrome reading mode, try it out

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 20:06
Google wants to give your peepers a break. Google Chromium Evangelist Francois Beaufort laid out early versions of Reader Mode for Chrome desktop and mobile in a post today on Google Plus (of course). Reader Mode is designed to make on-screen text ea...

Here's what we know about Magic Leap so far

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 19:30
When Google came out in full support of Magic Leap in the form of a $542 million investment last year, people wondered what it was exactly and why Mountain View gave it that much money. Unfortunately, the startup continues to guard its secrets closel...

Withings Activité activity trackers are beautiful, but limited

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 19:00
Forget notifications, forget apps, forget all of the noisy little distractions masquerading as help -- sometimes a wearable is at its best when it stays out of your way. As it turns out, that's just what French hardware house Withings had in mind whe...

YouTube makes sure you know 4K videos are out there

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 18:30
Even though most of us are only just now starting to look at 4K / Ultra HD, YouTube has had support for the high-res video since 2010 (just two years after it started streaming in HD!). With more than four years of experience under its belt the video...

Sesame's smart door lock lets you in with a simple knock

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 18:00
There's no shortage of smart door locks, but they typically require that you bring out your phone or enter a code to get in. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just knock, like you're visiting a friend? Candy House thinks that's a decent idea. It just ...

Google Play Music now lets you store 50,000 songs in the cloud

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 18:00
Even if you're not paying for All Access or YouTube Music Key, Google Play can be a useful way to stream your personal music collection. With its free "locker" service, you can store thousands of tunes online and stream them from the web, as well as ...

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