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Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review

earable tech has seemed on a fairly straightforward path throughout the course of its initial development – from the step counter, to the fitness band, to the smartwatch. But the wrist has long been a home for a more refined and storied piece of tech: The wristwatch. Show More Summary

Here’s What Google’s First Custom-Built Self-Driving Car Looks Like Now

Google has been working on self-driving cars for a few years now — but up until recently, they were mostly modifying the heck out of existing cars, not building a vehicle from the ground up. Back in May, they released a mockup of what they expected their first built-in-house vehicle to look like. Today, they’ve released a photo of the real deal. Read More

Apple Launches A New Tumblr Site Promoting iTunes

Apple has expanded its social media marketing efforts to include Tumblr once again, with the launch of a new iTunes Tumblr site which is currently promoting the “best of 2014? in music, movies, TV and books. The blog features “best of” videos for each category, combined with shareable GIFs, images, quotes and other content ideal for reblogging. We’re hearing,… Read More

What The FAA Wants You To Know Before You Fly Your Drone

I’m pretty sure there will be more drones sold this Christmas season than ever before. Having more drones in the air, though, also means there is a higher chance for things to go wrong. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in partnership...Show More Summary

Social Cloud Storage Platform Hive.im Raises $500,000 In Seed Funding

The cloud storage business is already crowded, with leading competitors including Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Box, and OneDrive. Hive.im, which just came out of beta, is one of the latest entrants in the space, but it hopes to stand out by turning cloud storage into a social experience. Read More

Google Adds Song Lyrics To Top Of Search Results, Points Searchers To Google Play

Google is now displaying music lyrics at the top of its search results pages when you search for “song name” plus “lyrics” on Google – a move that may reduce the number of visits to music lyrics sites that now rank highly in Google Search, like azlyrics.com or songlyrics.com, for example. The move follows a change that Microsoft’s Bing made earlier this… Read More

A Former Sony Pictures Exec Defends The Decision To Pull ‘The Interview’

Late last week, TechCrunch had a chat with former Sony Pictures Chief Digital Strategy Officer Mitch Singer to discuss the motivations that likely went into Sony deciding to pull “The Interview” from theaters and the implications of that decision. Read More

Oracle Continues March To Cloud Buying Data As A Service Broker Datalogix

Oracle added another piece to its growing cloud portfolio today, buying digital-marketing, Data as a Service broker Datalogix. The move not only gives Oracle another cloud tool, it’s one that’s aimed directly at marketers, an area where Oracle is fighting hard with rival Salesforce.com and others for dominance. Show More Summary

DockPhone Is The Phone Dialer Apple Forgot To Put In Yosemite

By far the best new feature Apple added to OS X was the ability to make and take phone calls from a connected iPhone. Taking a call is magic but dialing a number is a pain. Enter DockPhone. The $.99 app fixes Yosemite. This little OS X app is simply a phone dialer. Show More Summary

Line’s COO Becomes Its New CEO As The Messaging Company Targets Global Growth

Fresh from launching its payment service and buying MixRadio from Microsoft, Japan-based messaging app Line has announced a change at the top with current COO Takeshi Idezawa taking over from Akira Morikawa as CEO. Read More

Google Expands Its Android One Initiative To Bangladesh, Nepal And Sri Lanka

Back in June, Google introduced its Android One program to improve the affordable smartphone experience in emerging markets. The project debuted in India in September, and it is making its first expansion to cover neighboring Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Read More

News Corp Buys India-Based Financial Planning Service BigDecisions.com

Fresh from making its first investment in India last month, News Corp has now completed its first acquisition in the country, buying financial planning service BigDecisions.com as Next Big What first reported. Read More

“The Interview” Censorship Protestors Screen Chaplin’s Hitler Parody “The Great Dictator”

A clandestine invite to a “secret screening to protest against censorship” of The Interview did not lead to a showing of the North Korea-skewering film at the center of the Sony Pictures hack. It did raise money for free speech charity Article 19, though. Show More Summary

Xiaomi Reportedly Raises $1B In New Funding At A $45B Valuation

Xiaomi, the company that is now the world’s third-biggest smartphone maker, has reportedly raised $1 billion at a $45 billion valuation, according to the Wall Street Journal. A Xiaomi spokesperson declined to comment. Read More

The Perfect Gaming Phone

As a recent acquirer of an iPhone 6 Plus I had thought that a bigger phone would have better battery and be easier on my eyes. However what I hadn’t expected was the degree to which playing games on it would be much more fun than on my previous iPhone. Read More

Microsoft Removes All Third Party Snapchat Apps From The Windows Phone Store

Snapchat confirmed in November that it would crack down on all third party apps, and now the ax has fallen on the Windows Phone app store, which no longer contains any third party apps as Windows Central reports. Read More

Here’s How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called “Windows” When It Went Public

Microsoft shipped the first version of Windows on November 20, 1985. The company went public on March 13, 1986. That means that Microsoft pulled the trigger on its IPO mere months after Windows was first launched into the market. Until today I didn’t know that the two events occurred so close together. Show More Summary

Crowdsales Funding Innovation By Bitcoin And Its Community

Bitcoin as an industry is becoming segregated by ideology, technology, and application. There are different groups who argue for differing directions and methods of growing adoption. Within Bitcoin today there are 3 distinct groups with their own definitions of what Bitcoin is. Show More Summary

Living On Bitcoin

Contributor Kevin Cruz writes for BitcoinMagazine and so he knows a few things about Bitcoin. But with the help of a BTC to cash service he tried to live for weeks using only bitcoin. I write for a living and sometimes people pay me in bitcoins. Show More Summary

BitTorrent Tells Sony It’s Happy To Release ‘The Interview’

Many have called for Sony to release ‘The Interview’ online. However, Sony CEO Michael Lynton stated earlier that there has not been a major video on demand service, “that has stepped forward and said they are willing to distribute this...Show More Summary

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