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CVS and Rite Aid block Apple Pay as mobile wallet war heats up

Two major pharmacy chains have stopped supporting Apple Pay as merchants in the U.S. take sides on which mobile wallet platform to embrace. Reports from a couple days ago revealed that Rite Aid had started disabling its NFC terminals, thereby … Read more ›

What's The Coolest Future Application For VR?

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

VR is coming. At this stage, with everything from mind-blowing hi-def Oculus Rift kits to the cheap and cheerful Google Cardboard in existence, that much is pretty clear. But although the tech is there, the applications — beyond immersive gaming — are only just starting to trickle out. Read more...

Apple SIM simplifies buying international data plans with supported carriers, internal document clarifies

An internal Apple sales document clarifies the possible uses of the Apple SIM, which is included in cellular versions of the iPad mini 3 and Apple iPad Air 2. The Apple SIM launched with several supported carriers: T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint in the US and EE in the UK. Given that EE is the only available carrier in the UK, the […]

Rounding up the newest protective cases & keyboards for your iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Though Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 just launched this week and many protective cases have yet to hit the market, there are still a handful of early case options available for purchase in addition to Apple's. Here are some of the first options available to protect your brand new iPad.

New Jersey Health Care Worker Tests Negative for Ebola in Preliminary Test

A health care worker with a recent history of treating Ebola patients in West Africa, and who was quarantined, has tested negative for the disease in a preliminary test, the New Jersey Department of Health announced Saturday. The patient arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday. Show More Summary

'Prius of Dryers' Worth Checking Out

No more vents for clothes dryers? That seems to be the promise of a new class of high-efficiency dryers hitting the market. Whirlpool, for example, is out with a new model that has Matthew Zahnzinger jazzed at : "It's no understatement to say the Whirlpool Duet WED99HEDW... is the...

According to MacRumors, CVS and Rite Aid are both nuking unofficial support for Apple Pay, by turnin

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

According to MacRumors, CVS and Rite Aid are both nuking unofficial support for Apple Pay, by turning off their NFC payments system altogether. According to an internal memo, the sour grapes is because Rite Aid is working on its own mobile wallet solution, which will be available next year and almost certainly not as successful as Apple Pay. [MacRumors] Read more...

IRL: Keeping a journal with Day One

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Trying to keep a journal has always been difficult for me. Before the age of smartphones, I tried to rely on text files or a physical notepad. If I wasn't forgetting to write down my thoughts, I was losing the file or my handwriting was so bad it...

How Drones Are Being Used To Track Malaria

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

America's got pretty good at using drones to hunt and kill big tangible things, but Hellfire missiles and Reapers aren't all that good at tracking little insects. But that hasn't stopped researchers from using (smaller, less deadly) drones to help fight the spread of infectious disease. Read more...

4 Instagram Tools That Help Grow Your Account

Instagram is one of the most powerful, engaging, and fast-growing social media platforms of the year. I’ve written before about it’s click-through rates (and how they compare to Facebook), tips on using Instagram, and a number of other...Show More Summary

Want to Hook Your Readers? Apply These 10 Principles to Create Captivating News Stories

Writing well-structured articles that inform, educate, and entertain is not as easy as it looks. There are billions of webpages out there that contain poorly written, unimaginative, boring content. But those aren’t the descriptions you...Show More Summary

When Will Researchers Wake Up to the Power of Social Media?

Academics often have a peculiar relationship with social media. For instance, a study from earlier this year highlighted how few academic researchers are active on social media.“Only a minority of university researchers are using free...Show More Summary

Trolley Tracks Once Ran Through The Beaches Of Los Angeles

Trolleys once rivalled the crashing surf in the soundscape of Southland beaches. Along much of the Southern California coast from Santa Monica to Redondo and from Long Beach to Newport, a red dot — a distant Pacific Electric car — would appear down the shore. Show More Summary

Mobile Operators are Seeking New Revenue Sources

Mobile service providers will find the next decade to be full of new challenges and opportunities. Meanwhile, the mobile internet phenomena has offered a welcomed increase in service revenue, but there were also some unanticipated negative...Show More Summary

What if the Moon was an Actual Disco Ball? [Science Video]

Here is what the moon would look like if it was an actual disco ball and was orbiting the earth at a distance of 420 km. Unfortunately, if the “disco ball” moon was at the real distance of the current moon, we wouldn’t see it, that’s why we need to bring it at the distance […]

Gillmor Gang: Room to Grow

7 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Facebook’s Rooms iOS app, Twitter’s Fabric platform, Google’s InBox, a big Microsoft quarter, and the refactoring of TV. An @borthwick tweet turned into viral on boarding turned us into believers — of what we’re not sure: Instagram for Adults… Read More

Humans' Inherent Curiosity Stems From A Long, Protracted Childhood

Curiosity is one of our most basic traits and we have a lot to thank for it. Without the primal urge to always want to see what lies over the next hill, or the other the ocean, or beyond the confines of our atmosphere, humans would still be living — quite literally — in the stone age. Show More Summary

Mobile Devices Are Changing The Way We Do Search

“Where scanning was once more horizontal, the adoption of mobile devices over the past 9 years has habitually conditioned searchers to now scan more vertically—they are looking for the fastest path to the desired content, and, compared...Show More Summary

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