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Online stores now have to ship your orders on time, or else

Internet stores can sometimes be far too optimistic about the time it takes to ship your order -- just ask the scores of gift givers whose packages arrived late last year. They'll have to be much more pragmatic from now on, though. The FTC has issued...

Netflix's latest series is a romantic comedy co-written by Judd Apatow

Now that Netflix has a solid (if imperfect) track record with original shows, it appears that the big-name talent is lining up for its chance at creating an internet-only hit. Case in point: the streaming service has reached a deal with Legendary...

?Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has struck a deal with Boeing and Lockheed to build space rockets

Wondering why NASA gave Boeing the lion's share of its space taxi funding? Jeff Bezos could have something to do with it. Shortly after NASA awarded Boeing $4.2 billion in funding, the Wall Street Journal claimed the company padded its bid with a...

Adidas miCoach teams up with MyFitnessPal, combines fitness and nutrition tracking

Balls, shoes, watches... Adidias miCoach line of smart things has been expanding to track your activity, no matter what you're into. Until recently, the fitness platform was a closed one, meaning all that precious data was siloed from non-Adidas...

Google Fiber proves it's serious about fast internet with a new leader

Worried that Google Fiber would just be a momentary fascination for the folks in Mountain View? Don't be. Google has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it recently hired Dennis Kish, one of Qualcomm's bigger senior vice presidents, to lead its...

Apple's iOS 8 is now available for you to download

Apple's iOS 8 may not look too different from the version that preceded it, but trust us: there are plenty of new bits and bobs to get familiar with once you start poking around. Now that you've had some time to dig into our full review, you can take...

Indiegogo's pilot program lets successful projects keep raising money

When it comes to the wild and woolly crowdfunding space, it's not hard to look at Kickstarter as the Goliath to Indiegogo's David -- that's why the latter keeps trying to change up how young companies get the cash to build their products. First came...

Airbus' helmet display concept would take your mind off your flight

If you've ever been on a long flight, you've probably wanted to tune out your fellow passengers -- and plugging in some headphones is only going to do so much. If Airbus ever brings a recently patented helmet display to market, though, you may never...

What you need to know about the future of paying for stuff

We've virtualized much of the rest of the modern life -- why not payment? Plane tickets, banking, and many other aspects of our lives now live on our phones. Payments still exist in the world of paper and plastic. Google has Google Wallet, Visa has...

Apple wants to wean you from Android with its new iPhone guide

Apple is clearly hoping that its bigger iPhones will tempt you to switch from Android. It just launched a migration guide that helps move your stuff into the iOS universe, whether it's a contact list, internet account or media collection. Some of the...

EE updates its SIM-only plans with some cheaper options

It's been a busy month for EE already, with updated pay-as-you-go tariffs and a break-up with Phones4u that's forced the latter to shut-up shop. The bustle continues, however, and today the 4G network's announced revamped SIM-only plans for those who...

MediaTek's new chips save your precious time and money with built-in compression

While Opera Max is slowly making official launches around the world, this cloud-based data-compression service has just nabbed another partner -- and it's a pretty big one, too. Today, the Norwegian company announced that MediaTek will be embedding...

Logitech extends Harmony line to control more of your home

In a lineup of new devices, that looks a lot like the current Harmony Smart Control home theater remote lineup, the new Harmony Home Control takes on controlling even more of your home. Shipping this month, the new devices start at $99 for the Home...

Dixons Carphone gives hundreds of stricken Phones4u employees new jobs

When Phones4u announced its surprise decision to call in the administrators, its 5,600 employees were left facing a very uncertain future. While the retailer is busy figuring out its options, one of it's biggest rivals, Dixons Carphone, has swooped...

Olympus is working on a Sony-style remote lens camera, too

It's been a year since Sony launched its range of lens cameras, WiFi-enabled zoom lenses that connect to your smartphone and offer far better pictures than your built-in snapper. For its second generation hardware, the company went one further and...

Diane Von Furstenberg's designer Google Glass frames come to the UK

When Google Glass went on sale in the UK in June, deep-pocketed early adopters could choose between the basic frame or one of the more stylish options from Google's Titanium collection for some extra cash. Well-heeled fashionistas that weren't...

Fujifilm packs a ton of power in the X30 point-and-shoot

The highlight for Fujifilm at this year's Photokina is undoubtedly the X100T and its brilliant hybrid viewfinder, but the X30 point-and-shoot is also not to be missed. Internally, the $599 compact is nearly identical to its predecessor, the X20, with...

Amazon listing details new smaller, high-res 'Voyage' Kindles

You don't need supernatural powers to realize that it's been 12 months since a Kindle Paperwhite refresh, ergo we could be due a new one. It also kinda helps when Amazon's own web-store lets slip a little bit of info. Some eager searchers spotted a...

Instragram ads are coming to UK feeds very soon

While Instagram has been monetising its app for nearly a year, UK users have enjoyed scrolling through their timelines completely free of ads. Until today, that is. The company has taken to the service to share the very first sponsored post with UK...

Facebook's rumored 'Moments' app will help you share privately

Facebook's megaphone-like approach to sharing makes it less than ideal for more private missives. Sharing private images or jokes with select people is something of a test of nerves. One slip of a drop-down menu, and your intimate photo could go...

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