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Optivent ORA-1 Android-powered headset takes to Kickstarter, isn't for the style-conscious

Yet another Google Glass challenger has taken to Kickstarter; this time it's the Optivent ORA-1. The company, which is seeking to raise at least $100,000, stakes their claim to fame on running Android 4.2.2 (with a promised upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat and a "Flip-Vu" display that pivots up in front of the wearer's eyes or drops down out of the way (kind of not really).

‘Think Tap, Not Click’: Marketers Need to Get Serious About Messages for Mobile

“Ten years ago, email marketers could be nearly certain that the messages they sent would be received, opened and read on a desktop or laptop PC with a dedicated wired Ethernet connection to the internet,” begins Steve Dille in a commentary for Marketing Land. “Today, however, email messages are more likely to be opened and […]

The truth behind VMware’s acquisition of AirWatch, and other mobile efforts | #vmworld

Customers want mobile of all sorts, according to Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM of End-User Computing at VMware, Inc. The virtualization service provider is constantly seeking out the tools to meet mobile demand. Whether it’s integrating with other technologies, building … Continue reading ?

Unstoppable: Ice Bucket Challenge Breaks $100 Million in Donations

If someone hasn't already called you out on Facebook to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, well, your time is coming The ALS Association announced on Wednesday that it had surpassed a significant benchmark: It has raked in more thanShow More Summary

The World's Toughest Bike Race Is Absolutely Crazy

Video: The Red Bull Harescramble Erzbergrodeo might be the toughest enduro competition on the planet. Five hundred bikers compete in this crazy race that takes place in an old Austrian iron mine. This year’s winner, Johnny Walker, attached a camera on his helmet to share his adrenaline-charged ride. More »      

Samsung teams up with Nokia to bring a new mapping app to Galaxy phones

1 hour agoTechnology : GigaOM

Nokia's Here maps application will become available on the Samsung Galaxy Apps store later this fall. Here data will also power Samsung teams up with Nokia to bring a new mapping app to Galaxy phones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

A Concert Promoter Realized The Ticketing System Was Broken, So He Decided To Fix It Himself

When Matt Jones was a teenager, he used to host concerts all around the UK. He managed bands, had a record label, and started an online magazine. He was also putting on shows for not-yet-big celebrities like Adele, Mumford and Sons, and Ellie Goulding. Show More Summary

Stupeflix Has Released a Major Update for Replay

1 hour agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Replay, by Stupeflix, has received a big update that includes a new look, functionality for iPad, and lots of other new additions. There are two new video styles: Fold, which lets you create origami out of your videos and Toss, which allows you to throw videos, photos, and words around. Show More Summary

Nike+ Running transforms the Samsung Gear S into a fitness tracker

Samsung and Nike have teamed up to bring Nike+ Running to Samsung's new Gear S smartwatch. The app uses the GPS and 3G wireless in the Gear S to view their progress, send out real-time stats, and maps their runs, all without the need for a smartphone. Show More Summary

ManServants is the Uber of Hot Dudes

Good news, everyone There's now an app called ManServants — and it's exactly what it sounds like See also: 10 Apps to Spice Up Your Sex Life Elliott gives his take on it in the newest episode of Mashable Minute Earlier this week, we told you that Taylor Swift was getting old. Show More Summary

Here’s An Affordable Mid-Range Electric Bike Conversion Kit To Speed Up Your Commute

Micah Toll’s Barak Electric Bike Conversion Kit turns ordinary bikes into electric ones. Read More

News: Report: Dutch chipmaker NXP to provide iPhone 6 NFC chips

1 hour agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

Apple is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP to enable NFC in the iPhone 6, according to the Financial Times. NXP will provide Apple with the NFC chips, enabling the company to use near field communication for its rumored upcoming mobile payment system. Show More Summary

These 3D-Printed Dresses And Accessories Belong In A High-End Fashion Show

The possibilities for 3D printing are endless — from instruments and toys to robots and mechanical parts, there's almost no limit to what a 3D printer can create. And now, designers and fashion enthusiasts are jumping on the bandwagon. Show More Summary

Deal of the Day: LLOYD Anti-Glare Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S3

These screen protectors are custom designed to shield your Galaxy S3's display while reducing annoying glare at the same time. Durable and scratch resistant, the TruTouch sensitivity provides a more natural feel on your touchscreen. The LLOYD Anti-Glare Screen Protectors are available for just $2.95; that's 85% off today only! Includes 3 per package.

The shocking truth behind the 'Quinnspiracy'

The only problem with the Zoe Quinn corruption allegations? They never happened.

Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

... And everywhere else too Android made further inroads into the US market at the expense of Apple, according to latest market share snapshot from tech analyst Kantar. Meanwhile, Windows Phone has stalled in 2014.…

Learn to code iOS 8 apps with this comprehensive course for only $79 (92% off!)

Looking back at WWDC 2014, the biggest news for many TNW readers was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you. The...Show More Summary

GoDaddy Acquires Mad Mimi To Bolster Its Email Marketing Service

GoDaddy has acquired MailChimp competitor Mad Mimi. The company intends to further expand the web hosting provider’s product suite aimed at small businesses, while giving GoDaddy a potentially market-changing email service. Until now,...Show More Summary

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