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Sky Go adds the Channel 5 family and ITVBe to its streaming roster

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 18:00
If there's one slight criticism to be made of the free Sky Go service -- which lets Sky subscribers stream live TV and on demand content to computers and mobile devices -- it's that you can't access the full selection of channels found on your...

Apple's iOS 8.1 update is waiting for you to download it

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 17:58
Well, it's Monday, and that can only mean one thing: Apple's iOS 8.1 update has finally gone live for your installing pleasure. To recap, the new software - which is debuting just over a month since iOS 8 first hit - brings back once-trashed...

OnePlus One to open up pre-orders soon, but there's a catch

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 17:51
The OnePlus One has been sort of an underground hit, namely due to the fact you could only purchase the handset with an invite. Thankfully, if you've had your eyes on it for a while, OnePlus just revealed that its $300 Android smartphone is, more or...

China allegedly using iCloud to secretly collect user data

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 17:18
Notorious for the constant surveilling and censorship of its people, the Chinese government appears to be at it again -- this time with Apple iOS users. According to a report from GreatFire.org, a website that focuses on privacy matters, China has...

Dropbox's iOS 8 app adds support for Touch ID

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 16:46
Not to be outdone by Microsoft's recent refresh of OneDrive, Dropbox has now made its iOS app compatible with Apple's fingerprint-scanning technology, Touch ID, as well. You'll need iOS 8 in order for the feature to work, but chances are you're...

Notti smart light does notifications and wake-up calls with style

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 16:11
There are already a good handful of options in the smart bulb market, but if you're after something more of a portable mood light with notification feature, then Hong Kong startup Witti may have something for you. The Notti, a project just launched...

Virgin Galactic's ready to resume test flights to space

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 15:14
We've been waiting for Virgin Galactic to begin ferrying passengers to the edge of space for what seems like forever, but now it looks as if we might be getting close. CEO George Whitesides has announced that test-flights of the SpaceShipTwo are...

Spotify finally has subscription sharing for an extra $5 per user

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 14:41
Spotify has just addressed one of the main beefs with its service: the lack of ability to share a premium subscription. With Spotify Family, you can now share your $9.99 plan with up to four other folks for an extra $5 per. That means the price...

Bluesmart wants to crowdfund the 'world's first' connected luggage

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 14:00
Losing your luggage is no fun, but while companies like Trakdot have been selling trackers for some time, a startup is taking to Indiegogo to create what it calls the "world's first smart, connected carry-on." Bluesmart is a small suitcase with a...

Amazon Kindle Voyage review: The best e-reader is also the priciest

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 14:00
When Amazon introduced an updated version of its flagship Kindle Paperwhite last year, it took the easy way out -- after all, tweaked internals, improved software and slightly better lighting do not a thrilling e-reader make. The 2013 Paperwhite...

Gmail for Android could become a hub for all your email accounts

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:14
A leaked video spotted by Android Police appears to show sweeping changes for Gmail 5.0 on Android, including integration with Yahoo, Microsoft and other email services. We say "appears," because the strangely formatted video came from an anonymous...

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 12:24
The BBC is tapping everyone's favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching The Doctor and the Dalek, a Doctor Who-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the fundamentals of...

Ello has notifications and the ability to mute that annoying 'friend,' too

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 11:17
The newest social network on the block, Ello, has a shiny trick up its sleeve. Next time you log in, you should see a change to how notifications are handled now. Instead of cluttering your Friends and Noise feeds with call-outs about invites,...

Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:15
Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. However, researcher Nikodem Szpak may have found a way...

UK wants tougher prison sentences for internet trolls

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 09:07
Online harassers in the UK may soon face much harsher consequences for their scare tactics. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling tells the Daily Mail that a newly proposed measure will let magistrates send cases of internet abuse and threats to crown...

NASA records Falcon 9 rocket's descent as research for Mars landings

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 07:01
NASA wants to refine the ability of future spacecraft to land on Mars, since they'll have to ferry humans and other large payloads to the red planet. To that end, the agency has teamed up with SpaceX to record thermal camera footage of the Falcon 9...

A Microsoft smartwatch could appear in weeks

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 05:56
Do you remember Spot? Well, that was Microsoft's very early smartwatch effort, lost in the mists of bygone technology. Finally, a long time coming, a more modern effort from the company is apparently on its way-- and coming soon. According to Forbes'...

Dyson tackles the humidifier, kills water-based bacteria with UV light

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 05:25
In a launch presentation in Tokyo, Japan (apparently the company's favorite place for new product launches), Dyson tackled the surprisingly sketchy hygiene issues that come with more typical humidifiers. To prove how gosh-darn better Dyson's Hygienic...

Google gives you the tools to build apps for Android 5.0 Lollipop

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 04:59
The official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your phone may be weeks away, but Google has delivered all the ingredients for you to make Lollipop-ready apps. The search firm has released both the finished Lollipop developer kit and a fresh batch of...

Fitbit's new wearable looks like a watch, crams in GPS and a heart rate monitor

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 03:54
It's been a while since we've seen a new Fitbit product, but according to a leak obtained at The Verge, that's because the company's been working on something a little special. The Fitbit Surge is a "fitness superwatch" that houses two must-haves for...

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