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Google Wants Its Watches Everywhere Before Apple Is Anywhere

On Wednesday, Google launched a new Android platform for watches that it hopes will change history by skipping the part where Apple gets there first.

Google Gives Your Android Phone a Split Personality

Google wants to split the personality of your Android phone. On Tuesday, at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco, the company said that the latest version of its Android mobile operating system will let you run both business and personal apps on the same phone while at same time keeping them separate from each […]

Supreme Court Ends Aereo Bid To Redefine Cable TV On The Net

Aereo has been fighting major broadcasters in court almost since its inception. Now, that fight has come to an end.

Is Warby Parker Too Good to Last?

Through a combination of good product design, a deep commitment to user experience, and supply-chain smarts, Warby Parker has managed in four years to build a company that in my experience as a customer is doing just about everything right. Which is why I worry that it can't last.

Will We Trust Google With Our Smart Home Of The Future?

John Matherly operates what you might call the search engine for the Internet of Things. It’s called Shodan, and it lets you probe the net for all sorts of online devices, from refrigerators and swimming-pool control panels to webcams—lots and lots of webcams. It’s a fascinating tool that opens a window into an unexpectedly enormous […]

The Next Big Thing You Missed: How Cable TV Can Adapt to Your Tastes Just Like Netflix

Rovi is developing technology that enables cable companies to personalize the TV guide and make it easier to find what you want to watch when you want to watch it. In other words, Rovi wants to make television a lot more like Netfli...

Google and Nest’s Plan to Make Controlling Your Home as Easy as a Web Search

Interacting with Google has always meant making something happen on a screen–getting a search result, sending an email, adding a calendar event. But this fall, giving Google a command will have immediate consequences in the physical world. That’s when Google’s new integration with Nest hardware is set to go live, according to the smart home […]

App That Lets Users Sell Public Parking Spots Is Ordered to Shut Down

The fight between entrepreneurs and regulators over the so-called sharing economy is entering weird new territory. With the arrival of Monkey Parking–an app that lets parking-space squatters auction their prized curb space to drivers weary of circling the block–startups are now making it possible to “share” things you don’t own in the first place. The […]

A Crafty Machine That Can Decipher Images on Pinterest and Instagram

Curalate is trying to solve that problem with a image recognition platform its founders say can see images in much the same way the human brain does. But the company isn't building a search engine. It's building a platform to help marketers...Show More Summary

Like Facebook and Foursquare, Dave Morin’s Path Splits Its App In Two

The Great Unbundling continues. First, Facebook split its popular social network in two, spinning its instant-messaging service into a separate smartphone app. Then Foursquare did much the same with its location-centric social network, moving its iconic “check-in” tool into a new app. And now Path, the social-networking outfit founded by former Facebook man Dave Morin, […]

The Smart Home of the Future Will Be Realized by … Pandora?

Since as early as 2006, Pandora has been working on ways to expand its free online streaming radio service beyond the personal computer. Here, the company's head of business development tells us how he envisions the future of connected devices.

The Hidden Agenda of Amazon’s New Phone

Amazon's long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone, is finally here, and if Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is to be believed, it will solve all our photo-taking, outdoor-reading, home-shopping (especially home-shopping) needs.

Adobe Says Drawing Should Be Like Writing—A Skill We Teach Everyone

Michael Gough, like many other creative types, was one of those schoolkids who couldn’t stop doodling. “I’ve been in trouble all my life because I’m actually a compulsive drawer,” says Gough, head of experience design at software giant Adobe. “In class, if I didn’t draw, I couldn’t focus at all.” As he got older, drawing […]

With Slingshot, Facebook Could Hold the Key to Keeping Users Engaged

There's a new app on the market that allows people to send each other photos and videos that self-destruct after they've been viewed. The messages can be personalized with text and doodles, and the name of the app starts with an "S" and ends with a "T." Have any guesses?

The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Social Network That Could Truly Reform Our Schools

The federal government has spent the past 12 years trying to impose reform on primary and secondary schools from above, using things like financial incentives and standardized tests. But Edmodo is working from the other direction, hoping to improve our school systems from the bottom up.

Google’s Balloon Internet Experiment, One Year Later

Earlier this month, Mike Cassidy, a project director at Google’s high-risk research division X, woke before dawn in the Northwest Brazilian state of Piauí. It was already warm and humid. He drove for an hour to a clearing in a rural area and helped his team launch several high-altitude balloons with a payload of Internet […]

A Rare Peek Inside Amazon’s Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine

Through the engineering of its fulfillment centers, Amazon has built the world's most nimble infrastructure for the transfer of things. We step inside to see how the formidable system works.

The Gadget That Aims to End the Epidemic of Prescription Overdoses

More than 19,000 people die of opiate overdoses in America this year, and 70 percent of those will be from medicated legitimately prescribed by doctors. This summer a device will coming out that will save their lives.

Tiny Startup Completely Reinvents How We Use Touchscreens

Qeexo has developed a new technology that can detect the difference between a fingertip, a knuckle, a fingernail, and a stylus, and the ramifications this seemingly small discovery could have in the mobile market are huge.

The Man Who Ran Across America to Raise Bitcoins for the Homeless

San Francisco’s SoMA district was a sea of orange and black on Saturday, as baseball fans gathered early to drink and dine in nearby restaurants before the Giants faced off against the Mets at AT&T Park. Around 4:30 p.m., one small crowd started gathering in front of the Willie Mays statue near the stadium’s entrance, […]

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