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The iPhone may be starting to steal Android's lower-income customers (AAPL)

When I was working in Tajikistan, a desperately poor country, my driver had an iPhone. He’d saved extensively to afford it, and prized it as a status symbol. And when things got tight, he didn’t save it for a cheaper, equivalent model — he traded it in for an older iPhone. Show More Summary

Vine introduces Vine Kids, a new version of the Vine app stocked with child-friendly content

Vine has introduced a new version of their app just for kids.  The company realized its adult-focused app had become a runaway success among the elementary school set and decided to build a standalone app specifically made for children.  Vine Kids is pre-populated with age appropriate vines featuring animated characters. Show More Summary

The incredible toys of Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen

With an estimated net worth of $17 billion, Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen can afford to buy himself some fancy toys. But with interests that range from electric guitars to World War II aircraft, Allen takes expensive hobbies to a whole new level. Show More Summary

AOL Reportedly Shutting Down TUAW Next Week in Larger Restructuring Move

AOL will soon be shutting down The Unofficial Apple Weblog, a long-running Apple blog better known as TUAW, according to The Verge. TUAW will reportedly close next Monday, February 2, just a few months after celebrating its tenth anniversary. Show More Summary

AppleInsider's official podcast kicks off with analysis of the week's top Apple stories

AppleInsider's inaugural podcast is now available to download, offering readers a new way to receive detailed analysis and opinion on the week's biggest Apple-related news.

Set the mood from your iPhone with the Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb [Deals]

Interior lighting, say ‘hello’ to the 21st century. Introducing the Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb, one of the cool new products featured at CES 2015 and available at Cult of Mac Deals for a limited time. The Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb … Read more ›

Spy video catches Tesla test driving its unreleased SUV on a dirt road in California (TSLA)

Tesla appears to be testing its first SUV — the long-delayed, heavily-anticipated Model X — on a dirt road in Alameda, California, based on a new video surfaced by YouTube user Juan del Real. Del Real says he was at the local Alameda...Show More Summary

A card game about exploding kittens and laser beams is now the most-backed Kickstarter ever

Exploding Kittens, a card game devised by The Oatmeal founder Matthew Inman, has become the most-backed Kickstarter of all time. The campaign has been backed by over 122,800 people and raised $4,836,439 in crowd funding. Though other campaigns have raised more total money, Exploding Kittens has received the most backers. Show More Summary

AAPL reaches an all-time high share price

Not all the news is gloomy today; shares in Apple reached an all-time new high today on analysts at Argus raised their price target to $135 per share with a "buy" rating. The share price peaked at 120.00 at one point this morning, and is currently wa...

Some first impressions of Windows 10

It's too early for a review of the Windows 10 preview, but there's enough substance in the latest builds to share some thoughts about the project's direction.

It looks like Tesla is testing the Model X SUV (TSLA)

Tesla's next big car is the Model X SUV. It's supposed to arrive later in 2015 — after having its market debut pushed back a bit by Elon Musk & Co. That's raised some questions with the the analysts and observers who follow Tesla, both as an investment and as a car company. Show More Summary

Why Outlook for mobile is a hit on iOS and a miss on Android

Talk about an app store dichotomy: Microsoft's new version of Outlook is a chart-topper on iPhones but a big miss on Android handsets based on their respective app stores. Of course, this is…

9to5Toys Lunch Break: iTunes Free App of the Week, Omaker 10000mAh power bank $17, SSD deals, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: iTunes Free App...Show More Summary

‘Satellite selfies’ are a thing now

If a selfie stick can’t help you get everyone in your group photo, use a satellite. Of course you would have to build, own and launch your own, which was no problem for Israel Aerospace Industries, whose employees this week … Read more ›

The inside story of how Elite Daily's 20-something founders built and flipped a media empire for ~$50 million in 3 years

Daily Mail just acquired media startup Elite Daily for $40-50 million, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal. But when Daily Mail's US CEO Jon Steinberg was first told to meet with Elite Daily in June, he blew it off. Steinberg had been approached by prominent venture capitalist, Alan Patricof, at an event. Show More Summary

A 'Tinder expert' tells other men how to be more successful on the app

A new eBook helps men who just can't bag a date on Tinder. It’s called "Tinder for Experts: How to stop losing hot matches, wasting time, & getting nowhere.” It was written by a man known only as "Max,” and is sponsored byTinder Advisor, an advice service for users of the popular dating/hook-up app. Show More Summary

Review: Cellulon’s PicoPro is an iPhone 6 Plus-sized, battery-powered HD projector

I grew up with a front-projector TV the size of a coffee table, later owned a rear-projection TV that was somewhat larger than an adult bicycle, and have since tested projectors shaped like DVD players, Mac minis, and iPhone cases. Pico projectors — generally small enough to fit in pockets — typically struggle the most to prove their […]

Two lawsuits could drastically alter Uber and Lyft's business models

Both Uber and Lyft are currently facing lawsuits that could drastically change both companies' business models, Reuters reports. Both lawsuits, which were separately brought on by drivers for the two companies, say they should be reclassified as employees as opposed to independent contractors. Show More Summary

Jay-Z Enters Streaming Music Industry, With Bid to Acquire Swedish Company

Jay-Z's empire may soon be a little bit larger. The rapper and business mogul is about to get into the streaming music business. The post Jay-Z Enters Streaming Music Industry, With Bid to Acquire Swedish Company appeared first on WIRED.

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one? Okay, so it’s not exactly as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your … Read more ...

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