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Technically Incorrect: A video of a man skiing down a mountain and apparently swinging an iPhone 6 around on a string mesmerizes YouTube....
From: CNET | By: Chris Matyszczyk | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Cops used an iPhone app to track down and arrest two youths who allegedly pointed a BB gun at five teens before robbing them in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon. The teens told cops that they were in a playground at Bay 46th Street and Cropsey Avenue in Gravesend...
From: New York Post | By: Amanda Woods | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Introducing the Stadium of the Future, Where Technology is King Patrick Sisson, Curbed For sports fans, the experience of attending a game in person is becoming increasingly more high-tech. Levi's Stadium, home of Super Bowl 50 this weekend, touts......
From: Play Savvy | By: Billy Steele | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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AppleApple released the latest round of its "World Gallery" campaign earlier this week. Most consumers probably know it better as the "Shot on iPhone" campaign — having seen one of Apple's 10,000+ billboards across 25 countries showcasing the amazing...
From: Business Insider | By: Lara O'Reilly | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesWhat's Apple's next big product? A growing amount of evidence indicates that Apple is developing something with virtual reality technology. The dream: to immerse viewers in a totally computer generated world. VR has been...
From: Business Insider | By: Kif Leswing | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Ted Cruz plays zombie games on his iPhone, and Jeb Bush calls his mom.
From: Vanity Fair | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"/VortexEverybody's been talking about the tech bubble for the last few years. But in 2015 the talk peaked, as private company valuations grew to the point where Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of 13-person company Instagram...
From: Business Insider | By: Matt Rosoff | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Swiss professional freestyle skier Nicolas Vuignier has been experimenting with point-of-view photography. In this video, he swings his iPhone 6 on a string, around in circles over his head. While skiing. This excellent video came after almost two years...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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There's nothing quite like a middle school auditorium positively overflowing with Cruz supporters...
From: Salon.com | By: Gary Legum | Friday, February 5, 2016
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There's a select few people who manage to master a difficult activity (like skiing) and then introduce another element to the practice to make it near impossible. Nicolas Vuignier is one of those people, attaching his iPhone 6 to a thin, fishing-wire...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Last week's winners revealed.
From: Reason | By: Lenore Skenazy | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The latest version of the Apple Watch is coming in March, according to reports. The latest version could be more curved and have a handful of new features. Here is what we know. Release Date According to Tech Crunch, Apple will announce a new Apple Watch...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Ryan Anthony | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez has been tweeting teasing pics of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth running on iPad and iPhone over the past couple of weeks. It might be all we’ll see of the port, as last night he shared Apple’s rejection notice.Read...
From: Kotaku | By: Mike Fahey | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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In an age of declining ratings and falling subscribers, a bright spot for the TV industry has been live programming. Specifically, live sports. In turn, this has driven up the price of the rights to these programs in a big way.  NOW WATCH: 5 hidden...
From: Business Insider | By: Bob Bryan | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Meet The PressRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he does not have to win the New Hampshire primary vote on Tuesday to secure the nomination, apparently tamping down expectations despite holding a double-digit lead in that state's polls....
From: Business Insider | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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The litigation over Facebook’s sponsored stories occurred what seems like eons ago. Recently, the last of it wrapped up (although the latest ruling is the subject of a petition for rehearing en banc). It generated lots of blog fodder, and...
From: Eric Goldman | By: Venkat Balasubramani | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Fake Online Locksmiths A locksmith's shop on a street in Sun City, Ariz. [...] turned out to be a fiction that was created for the locksmith by a web design firm using Photoshop at what is, in fact, a vacant lot. [via marginal revolution] It was very...
From: MetaFilter | By: hawthorne | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Drones and GoPros have been responsible for some of the most amazing footage of extreme sports over the past few years. But Nicolas Vuignier has come up with a brilliantly simple way to use his iPhone to capture some truly remarkable footage of him skiing...
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iOS: Victories is a to-do app that takes every to-do on your list and turns it into a “battle,” where doing it means you win, and putting it off means surrender. As you’re productive, your character levels, and there are stats and tons of data...
From: Lifehacker | By: Alan Henry | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Armed with an iphone, Sharpie, paint pens, and lots of transparent sheets, Marty Cooper AKA Hombre_McSteez is on a quest to turn everyday life into an odd creature infested cartoon world. [Hombre_McSteez] The post Aug(De)Mented Reality #4: When Drawings...
From: Geeks are Sexy | By: Geeks are Sexy | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Looking at the transcript of the Hillary/Bernie debate: Bernie: [Americans] are working longer hours for low wages. They’re worried about the future of their kids, and yet almost all new income and wealth is going to the top 1 percent. Not what America...
From: Philip Greenspun | By: philg | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The general impression of the View-Master Virtual Reality viewer is that it's an excellent Google Cardboard viewer for any Android phone or iPhone, but that the View-Master app "reels" aren't very good. My family and I love Google Cardboard - the experience...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, February 5, 2016
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If you're an iPhone owner who hasn't had a run-in with the dreaded Error 53, consider yourself lucky. The error — which usually forces iPhones with replacement screens or home buttons into a boot loop after attempting a software update —......
From: Play Savvy | By: Chris Velazco | Friday, February 5, 2016
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We’ve become used to the rapid adoption curves of the new economy. Certainly in the software world. If 1 million people can download an app for free in a day, there’s no reason 300 million people can’t download the same one in a week. The curves...
From: Slate | By: Daniel Gross | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Sometimes I just don't need to carry a big battery with me, but I know my 1 year old iPhone battery can't be trusted to call a ride home after a full day out and about. Anker's lipstick battery saves the day. While this little guy has enough capacity...
From: Boing Boing | By: Jason Weisberger | Friday, February 5, 2016
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For years the owners of iPhones with broken screens or damaged buttons looking to trade in their older device for a new one through Apple’s Reuse and Recycle trade-in program have been out of luck, unless they shelled out the cash to repair the smartphone...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Iphone 6s that have been repaired by independent service centers are bricking themselves, seemingly permanently, with a cryptic message about "Error 53." (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Starting a consultancy firm. I am considering whether I need a CRM tool/system right now. What are your experiences? Why do I need one now, and If you can convince me why I need one, which one would you recommend?I have started my own consultancy firm....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: eau79 | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Apple's iPhone recycling program is handy for getting rid of your old handset when you buy a new one. However, the initiative doesn't allow customers to trade in older models if they have screen damage, a broken camera or buttons that don't work. 9to......
From: Switched | By: Billy Steele | Friday, February 5, 2016
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In May 2015, Elon Musk revealed the Tesla Powerwall -- a stationary battery for homeowners that features essentially the same battery technology as Tesla’s cars. Energy analysts pored over the specifications of the lithium-ion technology because of...
From: Greentech Media | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Boot up your iPhone or iPad today and you'll notice a fresh BBC iPlayer update in the UK App Store. The latest version adds support for Spotlight search, meaning you can swipe down from the top of your home screen and type in favourites like Doctor W......
From: Play Savvy | By: Nick Summers | Friday, February 5, 2016
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It's been a big week for Facebook. The social networking giant turned 12 and unveiled a few very cool features to celebrate the milestone See also: How Facebook's fake holiday took over Twitter On this episode of MashTalk, we use these events to discuss...
From: Mashable | By: Connor Finnegan | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Claro Cortez/ReutersIn this excerpt from "Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea And The End Of A Stable Pacific," author Robert D. Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor and former member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board, explains how...
From: Business Insider | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Hopefully that string holds. Youtube user Nicolas Vuignier created jaw-dropping 360 degree downhill footage by craftily rigging his iPhone 6 to a string and swinging it around as he takes to the slopes. Dubbing the creation a 'Centriphone', he assures...
From: Mashable | By: Ryan Creamer | Friday, February 5, 2016
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We’ve never seen anyone use an iPhone 6 quite like this. RAW Embed What you’re looking at here is 25-year-old Nicolas Vuignier skiing downhill while swinging his iPhone 6 around his head. The iPhone’s camera is filming here in super slow-motion,...
From: Business Insider | By: Dave Smith | Friday, February 5, 2016
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SLYT: Centriphone - an iPhone video experiment by Nicolas Vuignier...
From: MetaFilter | By: Aizkolari | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Back in 2014, Jeremy Smith wrote, “Traditional optimization is dead, and in its place is arising a brave new world of mobile conversion optimization.” I have to disagree. Is mobile conversion optimization a “brave new world”? Yes. Is traditional...
From: ConversionXL | By: Shanelle Mullin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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"People don't trust you without getting to know you and watching you work and seeing you make good on your word."
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Friday, February 5, 2016
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It's Super Bowl weekend, and for cord cutters that usually means a visit to a bar or friend's house -- but not this year, as NFL broadcast partner CBS has made the game available almost everywhere you look....
From: Apple Insider | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Some time last week my iPhone started prompting me frequently to re-enter my iCloud password. And then my Watch started doing the same, about once a minute — with a little tap on the wrist each time. Obviously I did re-enter my password — and have...
From: Brent Simmons | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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iPhone owners are on the warpath after their phones have been bricked by what Apple says is anti-tampering measure.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | By: Stephen Hutcheon | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Flickr/Matthew Pearce"Life is simple," wrote Confucius, "but we insist on making it complicated." Good advice … and timely. In fact, Retired Navy SEAL officer and "Extreme Ownership" co-author Jocko Willink recently identified simplicity as the key...
From: Business Insider | By: Aaron Orendorff | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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"Before the debate, I normally call my mom to get advice"
From: Time | By: Katie Reilly | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson takes place tonight from Las Vegas, Nevada. Find out all your options for how to watch the action right here. On Saturday night, the UFC will return to Las VEgas with an intriguing night of fights spearheaded by...
From: Bloody Elbow | By: Bloody Elbow | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Even though iPhones and iPads come with Safari as the d […]
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Creating interactive 360 degree product images, like those on your favorite shopping site, has traditionally been an expensive and time-consuming task. Foldio360 is a smart photography turntable which has been designed to make the process easier, faster,...
From: Gizmag | By: Simon Crisp | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Retailers are facing a puzzle. Theoretically consumers should have more money in their pockets from low gas prices, low unemployment, and (slowly) increasing wages. Despite all of these tailwinds, retailers have been reportinggenerally disappointing...
From: Business Insider | By: Bob Bryan | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Deainthebox via eBay offers this LED Incoming Call Flashing Light-Up Case for Apple iPhone 6 Plus in Pink or Gold for 99 cents with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from last week and, outside of other eBay sellers, the lowest total price...
From: CNET | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Super Bowl 50 between the AFC champion Denver Broncos and NFC champion Carolina Panthers promises to be a fantastic game. Two... Read More »...
From: NESN | By: NESN Staff | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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GitHubThere's no question that the tech industry needs to do more to attract people of color. But when does an admirable emphasis on diversity cross the line into something that makes us cringe? Someone sent us a picture of a presentation by Nicole...
From: Business Insider | By: Julie Bort | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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