• Avoid getting sick with Fitbit and the achu app

    Fitbit made some crucial acquisitions recently, buying out two competitors in the market – one being Pebble, followed almost immediately by Vector. And keeping in mind that it's one of the leading wearable brands out there, it's no surprise that some app developers create content exclusively for Fitbit, the latest example being achu. According to the press release, it's supposed to help you avoid getting sick, by tracking your physical condition and comparing it to your personal historica
  • A webapp to stop Facebook from wasting your precious time

    I like Facebook and I’m not deleting my account any time soon. But I do feel like I have an unhealthy relationship with the social network. It kinda feels like that one friend who’s slightly too nagging. You know, the one that’s always demanding attention. Sure, we have a good time and a couple of laughs, but they’re an attention whore with zero respect for personal space. I’ve found myself endlessly scrolling past video posts, feeling a bit used and
  • Cortana will soon be accessible from the Android lock screen

    As part of Microsoft's grand scheme to put Cortana in everything, the AI assistant will soon be accessible from the lock screen of your Android device with a single swipe (provided that you're using the Cortana app to begin with). The feature is currently available to beta testers and should make its way to the stable version of the app soon.Once enabled in-app, Cortana will pop up as a small, round icon at the bottom of your lock screen, and, in a similar fashion to the dialer and camera short
  • School employee fired after busting joke about student’s spelling on Twitter

    While exchanging banter on Twitter is all fun and games, it could also get you into trouble. Just ask this unfortunate employee of Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland who was recently fired for tweeting a witty joke. As part of her role as the district’s web experience coordinator, Katie Nash was also responsible for handling the FCPS’s Twitter account. Following feedback from students suggesting the schools’ tweeting tone came across a tad too dry, Nash
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  • Super Mario Run rolls out new, limited-time event to Toad Rally

    Super Mario Run is getting some Nintendo love after all, despite the company's assertion that there are no plans for enriching the game with additional content. A new, limited-time event called "Loads of Coins" has been introduced to the game's Toad Rally mode. 
    An in-game notification informs us that from January 16 to January 26, any player that manages to win in Toad Rally will obtain a 1.5 multiplier to their coin earnings. Players that lose won't be able to take advantage of the bonus
  • Why India is the perfect testing ground for self-driving cars

    While Google, BMW, Tesla, Audi, Nutonomy and Uber are working feverishly to be the first to bring self-driving cars onto our roads, there hasn’t been a lot of noise about autonomous vehicle tech in developing countries – until now. India-based engineering firm Tata Elxsi announced today that it’s gearing up to begin testing its own self-driving system in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. Although it isn’t building its own cars, the company (which is part of the $23
  • Save $60 on this 10000mAh power bank today!

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  • What separates a $100 idea from a $1,000,000 one?

    As an entrepreneur you hear this question nonstop, how big can your company get? When looking at startups, the fact of the matter is that some business models are worth more than others. The underlying way to show value as a startup is scalability. Scalability effectively analyzes growth as a standard in your business model. Businesses like Sourcify that focus their company around software are more scalable than consumer product brands like Original Grain. At Sourcify, the algorithm to match en
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  • The fastest way to go from total newbie to programming pro is this Coding 101 training

    At the rate the tech world spins, it may feel like everybody knows how to code a webpage or an app except you. Not true…but it’s never too late to put yourself on the right side of the coding knowledge equation, thanks to instruction like this in-depth Coding 101 bundle of courses. Right now, you can pick up this eight-course primer on all things programming for only $49 from TNW Deals. Even if the idea of building your own webpage seems intimidating, this course collection has you
  • Man claims faulty e-cigarette blew up in his face and knocked out 7 of his teeth

    Getting an e-cigarette might help you ditch your smoking habit, but it can certainly do some serious damage when things go off. A man from Idaho claims a faulty vaporizer pen blew up in his face, causing second-degree burns to his cheek and knocking out seven of his teeth. The incident took place on the morning of January 14 as Andrew Hall was taking drags from the device while getting ready for work. According to the injured man, he did nothing unusual to trigger the explosion. “I&r
  • Google Search will now work even on patchy connections

    Although mobile coverage is great in most urban areas, things are quite different when you leave the concrete canyon and head out into the rural wilderness. There, you will be greeted by the harsh reality of slow internet speeds and spotty coverage. And while scrolling through your Facebook feed and posting selfies is rarely essential, sometimes you're just trying to look up some useful information oh your phone when you're hit with the dreaded “Offline” screen.We've been there. A l
  • Telegram's CEO says voice calls and custom themes are coming to the app

    Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has confirmed that custom themes and voice calls will be coming to the app in the future. The news broke out when the Russian-born entrepreneur responded to a tweet last Friday: @adinhorman9 Hey there. Thanks. We will.— Pavel Durov (@durov) January 13, 2017
    Despite the confirmation, it is not clear when exactly will Telegram adopt these new features, as the company has so far refused to further elaborate on Durov's statement on Twitter.The desktop version of
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  • Google and LG are reportedly launching the first Android Wear 2.0 watches next month

    Last December, Google confirmed that it was planning to launch two new smartwatches featuring its upcoming Android Wear 2.0 platform, in partnership with a third-party manufacturer. According to tipster Evan Blass, that partner is LG. The company is expected to launch the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style at an event on February 9 and kick off sales the next day in the US, followed by other countries over the next two months. Google's two smartwatches will be released with Android Wear 2.0 in Q
  • Gabe Newell confirms a new Valve game is coming, doesn’t rule out Half-Life 3

    It’s been over 12 years since Valve released its smash hit FPS game, Half-Life 2, and fans have been raucously clamoring for a sequel ever since. In an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit on Wednesday, Valve co-founder and president Gabe Newell answered a bunch of questions from fans of the company’s games; he confirmed that a new single-player title was in the works. Given that the company is notoriously secretive about its projects, the revelation of an upcoming game from the makers o
  • BBM introduces its first themed card game Pmang Capsa Susun in Indonesia

    Capsa Susun, more commonly known as Chinese Poker, is a traditional game and is incredibly popular being one of the three most played card games in Indonesia.
    For the Indonesian market, BBM has been busy rolling out new features but games thus far have been a highlight and another has now arrived. Capsa Susun, more commonly known as Chinese Poker, is a traditional game and is incredibly popular being one of the three most played card games in Indonesia.Read More »
  • Super Mario Odyssey in GTA’s Liberty City is the plumber’s worst adventure ever

    For the launch of its new Switch portable console, Nintendo announced a radically different take on its Mario game franchise with Super Mario Odyssey. It sees our favorite Italian plumber explore New Donk City, which is inhabited by humans and more like the real world than other environs he’s ever been in. YouTuber CrowbCat painstakingly recreated the trailer for the new game in Grand Theft Auto 4’s Liberty City, complete with a life-size Mario character. You’ll want to watch
  • Google is reportedly bringing its always-up-to-date Android One phones to the US

    In an effort to strengthen its smartphone platform brand, Google is bringing its Android One program to the US later this year, reports The Information. Three people briefed on the company’s plans for the project noted that the first US-bound device, manufactured by an unidentified hardware maker, will arrive sometime around the middle of 2017 with a price tag of about $200-$300. Google first announced its Android One program in June 2014, with a view to make it easier and more affordable
  • Our forums are about to get super awesome, but we need YOUR help!

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  • Trump invited all of Facebook to his inauguration, turns out everyone’s busy

    Both Donald Trump and Mike Pence would like to invite all of us to the Inaugural Welcome Concert and Swearing in Ceremony on Friday. The President- and Vice President-elect took to Facebook to extend this honor to anyone wanting to sign up to willfully receive communication from Trump via email. The invitation was a nice gesture. It seems, however, that most find themselves with prior obligations this Friday. On the plus side, there should be some empty seats if you plan on atten
  • This is what happens when Trump invites all of Facebook to his inauguration

    Both Donald Trump and Mike Pence would like to invite all of us to the Inaugural Welcome Concert and Swearing in Ceremony on Friday. The President- and Vice President-elect took to Facebook to extend this honor to anyone wanting to sign up to willfully receive communication from Trump via email. The invitation was a nice gesture. It seems, however, that most find themselves with prior obligations this Friday. On the plus side, there should be some empty seats if you plan on atten
  • Mother of four with no construction experience erects her dream home using YouTube tutorials

    After leaving a violent partner in 2008, Cara Brookins and her four children needed a place to live. Short on funds, Brookins was determined to give each of her children a room of their own. So, she built them a house. In her new book, ‘Rise, How a House Built a Family,’ Brookins details the struggle of erecting a house from the foundation up without any prior construction experience. Along the way she relied on information gained in YouTube tutorials and good old fashioned trial an
  • Evernote 8.0 released on iOS with new features and performance improvements

    Evernote is trying to win back many of the customers it lost in the last few years. A new version of the note-taking application has been released in the App Store and it's now available for download on iOS devices.The most important change that Evernote 8.0 brings is improved performance, as users have faster ways to find notes at their disposal. Also, more customization options are now available to Evernote users. The new iOS app has been designed and engineered with the users feature request
  • Google Maps update could help you avoid parking nightmares

    Google Maps’ estimated travel durations can be immensely useful when planning for a trip, but the predictions can be misleading when you didn’t anticipate spending half an hour simply finding somewhere to park once you arrive at your destination. Now Google is testing a feature which warns you about limited parking around your destination, as noted by Android Police. Basically, you’ll probably be warned if you’re driving anywhere within Manhattan. Actually, I litera
  • The Best Apps For Your Xbox One & Xbox One S

    Michael Grothaus18/01/2017 - 8:38amThese are the BEST applications currently available for the Xbox One and Xbox One S Microsoft’s Xbox One console has a reputation for offering some of the most killer games on the market as well as plenty of exclusive titles. The latest Xbox One S console improves upon the original by also adding HDR gaming support and a Blu-ray player.
    But while video gaming is the focus of the Xbox One, the console is actually designed to be an all-purpose entertainment
  • Google+ major update brings back Events, adds zoom functionality, more

    One of Google's apps that didn't got attention for a really long time, Google+ has been resurrected with the release of a new update, which brings back one feature and adds a few more.It appears that Google wants to make Android and iOS users start taking advantage of Google+ app once again, but that won't be possible after a single update.
    Nevertheless, the search giant announced that Google+ will receive the Event feature back. The feature will be rolled out starting January 24, so users will
  • Obama just freed whistleblower Chelsea Manning

    President Obama just effectively freed Chelsea Manning from the 32 remaining years in her jail sentence, according to the New York Times. While it’s not a presidential pardon, the commutation of Manning’s sentence will see her go free in just five months. After leaking more than 700,000 documents that exposed American military and diplomatic actions worldwide, Manning became a polarizing figure. The document dump was ultimately published by Wikileaks and included atrocitie
  • AT&T kills the original iPhone after shuttering its 2G network

    After four years of planning, AT&T officially pulled the plug on its 2G network. For owners of the original iPhone, this news means your nine-year-old handset is now officially dead and relegated to a new role as a nostalgic paperweight. It’s the end of an era, and we’re sorry for your loss. You wouldn’t expect this news to impact but a small segment of retro gadget owners, so it might come as a surprise to learn it actually caused a bit of a disaster in San
  • Twitter pays homage to Vine by looping all videos under 6.5 seconds

    Vine is all-but dead. Though the app will survive as a camera, its dedicated community will be gone as of tomorrow. But Twitter will now keep at least one other aspect of the social network alive by looping any video under 6.5 seconds. As spotted by TechCrunch, Twitter has now started looping any videos under 6.5 seconds (we reported this change was coming a couple of weeks ago). That includes videos posted from any platform, not just Vine. I just found out twitter vids loop now so he
  • Evernote is still dead to me, but the iOS app looks better than ever

    Evernote is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. For years now, the company has seemed content with resting on its laurels in hopes that a better option didn’t come along. All the while, the company tried to turn the corner and scale into profitability and beyond. Standing firm, and looking forward don’t typically go hand-in-hand, as Evernote seems to have figured out. The company began its downward spiral under the watchful eye of then CEO Phil Libi
  • Microsoft Hardens Latest Windows Version Against Hackers

    Microsoft has fortified the latest version of Windows to make it more secure than previous editions, but the strongest protections will be available only to those willing to pay a steep price for them. Windows 10 Anniversary Update has introduced many mitigation techniques in core Windows components and the Microsoft Edge browser, helping protect customers from entire classes of exploits for recent and even undisclosed vulnerabilities, Matt Oh and Elia Florio of Microsoft's Windows Defender ATP
  • This AI proof reader will make you a better copywriter

    Language is tricky. It’s full of nuance and layers, and regional and dialectal variations that complicate things even further. For example, if I was to describe something as “sick”, do I mean that it’s disgusting, impressive, or quite literally unwell? Again, there’s the word “cool”. Is it a positive adjective, or a statement of temperature? Computers really struggle to understand this. Sure, you can train an AI to identify spelling mistakes a
  • Looking for a (paid) gig as a music curator? This startup has you covered

    Everybody wants to be a DJ nowadays, right? Well, now’s your chance to actually get paid for selecting music. Amsterdam-based startup kollekt.fm launched Atmosphere, a new service that aims to connect creators of playlists to brands – and have brands pay the curator a monthly fee for using the playlist. Co-founder Rolf Dröge: “We just want to bring cool music to new places.” Their startup works with an Airbnb-like model, in which selected music curators can make the
  • It’s not just you: Google Drive is having issues [Update: Fixed]

    If you’re having trouble accessing your Google Drive files, know that you’re not alone. Several users on social media are reporting issues with the cloud service: Any problem with Google Drive? Seems like very slow now, accessing with Chrome and Firefox. No problem with other websites. — Mas Yud (@darmakurnia) January 17, 2017 is Google Drive lagging for anyone else? I can't get folders to open. constant loading screen. — Laura Briscoe (@magistrabriscoe) January 17,
  • It’s not just you: Google Drive is having issues

    If you’re having trouble accessing your Google Drive files, know that you’re not alone. Several users on social media are reporting issues with the cloud service: Any problem with Google Drive? Seems like very slow now, accessing with Chrome and Firefox. No problem with other websites. — Mas Yud (@darmakurnia) January 17, 2017 is Google Drive lagging for anyone else? I can't get folders to open. constant loading screen. — Laura Briscoe (@magistrabriscoe) January 17,
  • Moodo lets you change how your home smells from your phone because candles are so 3000 BC

    You can control almost everything about your home from your phone, if you so desire. For every ‘dumb’ item, you can guarantee there’s a smart home equivalent – from lightbulbs, to garage openers and lawn sprinklers. Now you can add fragrances to the list. Moodo is a novel new product that’s currently in the crowdfunding stage of development, and lets you control with absolute precision how your home smells by mixing together various fragrances. It’s a bi
  • The BEST Cheap Windows 10 Laptops (And Hybrids)

    Alex Mott17/01/2017 - 4:39pmWant a Windows 10 laptop but don’t want to spend a fortune? Check out are pick for the BEST Cheap Windows 10 Laptops (And Hybrids)With laptops getting more advanced and with evermore updates - it may seem hard to believe, but you don’t have to spend a shedload of money to get a good one these days. Despite what some manufacturers may want you to think, there are some fantastic budget laptop devices out there right now.
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  • How virtual reality is empowering future generations

    Virtual reality is one of the most immersive forms of media available. Even now, at an early stage of its lifecycle, its ability to deeply emerge people in a virtual world has garnered the attention of tech enthusiasts, gamers, teachers, parents and kids all over the world. This is a story that’s been seen before in the early days of smart devices and other popular media players. Whenever there’s a new hardware platform, like VR, typical media cycles tell us that there are two prere
  • Apple to reportedly extend its iPhone 6s battery replacement program to iPhone 6… or not [UPDATED]

    Update: Apple has reportedly told AppleInsider that “there are no plans” for an iPhone 6 battery exchange program. According to one Apple insider, “There are no plans or grounds for a wide iPhone 6 battery exchange program at this time.” A few months back, Apple announced its plans to launch a free-of-charge battery replacement program for iPhone 6s owners that have been experiencing unexpected shutdowns – but it seems the program could soon extend to include
  • Apple to reportedly extend its iPhone 6s battery replacement program to iPhone 6

    A few months back, Apple announced its plans to launch a free-of-charge battery replacement program for iPhone 6s owners that have been experiencing unexpected shutdowns – but it seems the program could soon extend to include other models with similar issues. Japanese news outlet Macotakara reports that the Big A might be readying an identical program for iPhone 6, but details behind this decision remain unclear. While the publication boasts a reliable record of Apple reports, i
  • Verizon's new My Fios App brings WiFi Analyzer and Facebook Messaging integration

    Verizon's My Fios App has gotten a nice facelift. A new look isn't the only change, however — the app brings new features to customers, including a WiFi Analyzer and Facebook Messaging integration. Of course, the app retains its original features, allowing customers to manage accounts, pay their bills, or resolve service issues. 
    With the updated My Fios app, Fios customers can improve their WiFi coverage without having to physically mess with the router itself. If the customer has Ve
  • WhatsApp security issue demonstrated on YouTube

    On Friday, the Guardian posted a story that uncovered what appears to be a serious security issue with the WhatsApp messaging service. According to multiple security experts, exploiting the service's encryption system could allow for third-parties to spy on your WhatsApp messages.Later that day, WhatsApp contacted us with a statement, claiming that this isn't a backdoor into its system, as some security experts claimed, but an intentional design decision that made sure that millions of messages
  • This digital marketing course will teach you how to sell smarter to online audiences (67% off)

    Selling in the 21st century isn’t how your granddad used to do it. Heck, it isn’t even how your dad or older brother used to do it. Sales today require an intimate knowledge of reaching customers where they live — online — and you’ll get no better tutorial on the subject than this complete Fundamentals of Digital Marketing package. Right now, this jam-packed bundle of consumer goodness is available at the limited time price of only $19 from TNW Deals. This selectio
  • Digital Offers: Keep your internet browsing encrypted with VPNSecure, now 91% off

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  • Titanfall: Frontline mobile game gets cancelled in beta

    Titanfall fans are about to be disappointed yet again. Despite mostly great reviews of the console and PC versions of the game, Titanfall 2 vastly underperformed in terms of sales. Now, Respawn Entertainment has decided to pull the plug on what was to become the first mobile game of the franchise – Titanfall: Frontline. The game was supposed to help the Titanfall IP expand and reach new audiences, but instead put another dent in it. Frontline was in beta and was scheduled to launch early
  • Parking info is coming to Google Maps, now live for some users

    Useful parking information is headed your way via Google Maps, numerous reports from users of the app's beta version claim. The new feature is present in Google Maps beta 9.44, although it is currently available to a limited number of users only.Similarly to how Maps displays traffic conditions for your route of choice, the new parking info display shows the average parking spot availability near your destination. The information is marked by a round “P” icon at the top of the route
  • Video games risk lawsuits by using the ‘Red Cross’ sign for health packs

    Working on their incarceration simulator Prison Architect, co-creators Mark Morris and Chris Delay ran into an unexpected legal trouble when the British Red Cross organisation emailed them with the perplexing notice that their game had breached the laws of the Geneva Conventions Act from 1957. As bizarre as it might sound, the two developers had apparently used an internationally protected sign without realizing it’s not free to use. The symbol in question? A five-pixel wide red cros
  • Apple App Store Prices To See 25% Increase

    Paul Briden17/01/2017 - 2:14pmApple's content for iPhones and iPads will go up in price in line with exchange ratesApple iPhone and iPad users in the UK are about to see the prices of their apps, games, and content go up by 25%, Apple has confirmed.
    The UK is one of Apple's largest markets; globally the App Store has yielded 60% year-on-year growth and a revenue of $5.4bn by Q4 2016. However, with the decrease in the value of Sterling following the Brexit vote, and the resulting change in the ex
  • How to make Shazam start listening and recognize a song instantly upon app launch

    From the Apple iPhone 6s onwards, users could quickly press harder on the Shazam app icon, and choose to start listening immediately before the song from your car stereo has died out, thanks to the wonders of the 3D Touch display. The Quick Actions pop-up enabled by deep presses lets you search for a song right from your home screen, saving you at least one tap, and can tell Shazam to start listening, or take a photo for visual song recognition as well.
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  • This is what the new Xbox One guide menu looks like

    Last week, Microsoft announced that it would update the Xbox One with a snazzy new look, and an overarching emphasis on getting everyday tasks done as quickly as possible. Now, thanks to Mike Ybarra, head of platform engineering for Xbox, we’ve got an idea of what that might look like. The biggest (and, let’s face it, most welcome) change is the new guide, which lets you seamlessly switch between apps and games without having to gracelessly schlep back to the dashboard. You can
  • The new Xbox guide lets you switch seamlessly between games and apps

    Last week, Microsoft announced that it would update the Xbox One with a snazzy new look, new streaming features, and an overarching emphasis on getting everyday tasks done as quickly as possible. Now, thanks to Mike Ybarra, head of platform engineering for Xbox, we’ve got an idea of what that might look like. The biggest (and, let’s face it, most welcome) change is the new guide, which lets you seamlessly switch between apps and games without having to gracelessly schlep back t

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