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The Apple Watch To Go On Sale In April

(27) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 5:50 PM

Warm up your wrists. It's coming.

The Apple Watch will start shipping in April, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during a call with investors and analysts on Tuesday. Until now, Apple had been promising the watch for "early 2015."

First announced in Sept. 2014, the Apple Watch will...

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Google's Superfast Internet Might Be Coming To A City Near You

(58) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 5:16 PM

Get ready to be jealous.

Google announced on Tuesday that it's rolling out its superfast WiFi, Google Fiber, to four more metro areas: Atlanta; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Nashville, Tennessee. Google Fiber, which is up to 100 times faster than the average broadband in...

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Everybody's Making Fun Of New York's Freak Out Over Snow

(27) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 11:21 AM

The northeastern U.S. is awaiting "Winter Storm Juno" with baited breath and terrified tweets.

New York City is expecting two feet of snow over the next two days, in what people have dubbed #snowpocalypse and #snowmageddon2015. Yes, two feet of snow is a lot for New York...

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How The Uber Economy Can Become A Race To The Bottom

(23) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 3:33 PM

Growth in on-demand services helps customers improve their lives by finding somebody else to clear out the garage, put up the shelves or run errands. But do the people handling your to-do list benefit as well?

TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque is concerned that the deal may be one-sided....

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Microsoft Exec Reveals 'Wow' Technology

(5) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 11:51 AM

Microsoft International President Jean-Philippe Courtois didn't hesitate when asked what new technology makes him say, "Wow."

"We presented something very cool. It's called HoloLens," he told HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday. "This is the very first holographic computer, which enables...

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Taking A Break From Technology Can Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 5:11 PM

Taking a break from technology can actually help you to unlock your inner creativity.

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes a "tech Shabbat" every Saturday, she explained in a conversation with HuffPost Live's Roy Sekoff at Davos on Friday. She and her family turn off all screens -- computers, phones, tablets,...

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No, I Won't Apologize For Instagramming My Brunch

(13) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 2:51 PM

I'm that girl. I take photos of brunch and post them on Instagram. I'll roll down the cab's window as we drive over the bridge and take a picture of Manhattan's skyline. I experiment with filters and will spend more time playing with a photo's saturation and contrast than you...

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You Can Watch Amazon's Hit Show 'Transparent' For Free This Saturday

(4) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 11:16 AM

If you've been dying to watch Amazon's original series "Transparent" but haven't been convinced to spend $99 a year on Amazon Prime, you're in luck. This Saturday from 12:01 a.m. EST to 11:59 p.m. EST, you'll be able to watch the show for free, Amazon announced on Thursday.

Amazon's Netflix-like...

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A Fake Onion Story About Overstock.com Just Became A Reality

(5) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 11:51 AM

On Nov. 5, 2013, satirical news site The Onion posted an article claiming that online retailer Overstock was going to create a streaming service for original video content. On Jan. 20, 2015, Overstock announced that it was planning to create a streaming service for original video...

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Be My Eyes: Diese App lässt Blinde wieder sehen - durch die Augen anderer

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 6:19 PM

Eine neue App lässt Sie -- ja, Sie -- Blinden dabei helfen, zu sehen.

Entwickler aus Kopenhagen haben am Donnerstag die App Be My Eyes auf den Markt gebracht. Sie verbindet Blinde übers iPhone und iPad mit Menschen, die sehen können. Und so funktioniert es: Blinde können...

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Help The Blind Through Video Chat With This New App

(7) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 3:58 PM

A new app lets you -- yes, you -- help the blind see.

Copenhagen-based app Be My Eyes, which launched on Thursday, connects blind people and sighted people through their iPhones and iPads. Here's how it works: If you're blind, you can sign up for the service and...

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Sad But True: People Are Actually Going On MySpace In Search Of #TBT Pics

(8) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 4:50 PM

MySpace is back! Kind of.

People are returning to the social media site of yesteryear so they can dig up old photos for their new favorite social media sites: Instagram and Facebook.

Every Thursday, Instagrammers and Facebookers flock to MySpace for their #TBT (Throwback Thursday) photos, the Wall...

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Facebook Will Now Share Amber Alerts On Your News Feed

(30) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 7:34 AM

Amber alerts are getting a new platform for the social media era: Facebook.

As of Tuesday morning The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will be able to issue Amber alerts via the giant social media site. If a child goes missing in your area, Facebook will put a...

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Oregon Trail And All Your Other Favorite Childhood Games Put Online For Free

(53) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 11:54 AM

The video games that defined your childhood are easily accessible again.

A non-profit library has put thousands of classic MS-DOS games online for free, including Oregon Trail, Tetris, Donkey Kong and SimCity. In total, 2,400 MS-DOS games and programs went live Monday on the Internet Archive, a...

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This Headband Blocks Out Noise So You Can Sleep

(39) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 11:00 AM

Are you sick of listening to your partner snore (or looking for a headband to match your new pajamas)? There's a headband for that.

SleepPhones are headbands that you wear to sleep. They have built-in headphones, through which you can play white noise, ambient music or whatever else you'd...

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Apple's iOS Is In 'Rapid Decline,' Says Prominent Programmer

(136) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 12:12 PM

Apple's desire to constantly push new products on consumers is hurting its software performance and threatening its future, an influential programmer and Apple fan wrote on Monday.

Apple's mobile software doesn't work nearly as well as it once did, Tumblr co-founder and Instapaper creator Marco Arment wrote in a

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Apple Sued Over Storage-Devouring iOS 8

(354) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 3:03 PM

Apple is facing a class action lawsuit over the storage on its iPhones, iPads and iPods.

A class action lawsuit was filed Tuesday in California, alleging that Apple "fails to disclose" to people that as much as 23.1 percent of the advertised storage space on 8 GB...

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Netflix Will Help You Trick Your Kids Into Going To Bed Early On New Year's Eve

(22) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 10:57 AM

Being a parent on New Year's Eve is tough. Kids love the excitement of counting down the last seconds of the year, but keeping them awake until midnight is either impossible or turns them into sleep-deprived terrors the next day.

Now there's a new option to help parents solve...

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Cette rétrospective des recherches faites sur Google pourrait vous émouvoir (VIDÉO)

(2) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 8:30 PM

Qui aurait pu deviner que mettre bout à bout toutes les recherches faites sur Google pendant une année dans une vidéo pourrait nous faire verser une larme ?


Cette vidéo qui compile toutes les recherches faites sur le moteur Google en 2014 montrent quelles ont été les plus...

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Only 7 Percent Of Americans Admit That Technology Distracts From Work

(5) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 2:56 PM

You're probably reading this at work. When you're supposed to be doing your job. Don't worry, you're not alone.

Pew just conducted a big survey about technology in the workplace. The research firm asked 1,066 adult Internet users across the U.S. about how they use email, the...

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