CES 2014

Restless nights? Smart devices may help ease you through the twilight hours

Samsung's Sleep Sense can be placed underneath the mattress at night where it can monitor heartbeat, breathing and movements. Data is transmitted to a tablet, where it will be ready for analysis over breakfast, the head of Samsung's digital products, Yoon C. Lee, said. Sleep Sense could also be connected to air conditioning, electronic window blinds or lights, allowing for room temperature and l…

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  • Huawei CEO Yu presents the new Mate S ahead the of the IFA Electronics show in Berlin
    Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone Reuters - Wed, 2 Sep, 2015

    By Harro Ten Wolde and Nadine Schimroszik BERLIN (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end … More »Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone

    Huawei CEO Yu presents the new Mate S ahead the of the IFA Electronics show in Berlin

    By Harro Ten Wolde and Nadine Schimroszik BERLIN (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, …

  • Microsoft engineer exposes the inside story: Why Windows Phone … Mon, 3 Aug, 2015

    It’s almost tragic how Microsoft, with a multi-year head start in the mobile phone market, was completely blindsided by the iPhone. Indeed, it’s somewhat easy to forget … More »Microsoft engineer exposes the inside story: Why Windows Phone …

    It’s almost tragic how Microsoft, with a multi-year head start in the mobile phone market, was completely blindsided by the iPhone. Indeed, it’s somewhat easy to forget that Microsoft, going as far back as 2000, was already putting incarnations of Windows Mobile on PDAs and smartphones. Even more mind-boggling is that Microsoft …

  • Toward the end of the last decade, "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" owned E3. The "Rock Band" team got The Who to perform a free concert in 2008. "Guitar Hero" publisher Activision topped that in 2010 by taking over the Staples Center for an all-star jam with Eminem, Rihanna, Usher and Pharrell Williams.

  • French President Hollande  speaks during the meeting of the International Labour Organisation ILO at the UN for their World of Work Summit in Geneva

    Can the Loire Valley become the new Silicon Valley? French President Francois Hollande seemed to think so when he opened a new design and manufacturing centre in the western city of Angers on Friday for devices known as the "Internet of Things". "When I hear that five of the 12 most-sold connected objects in the United …

  • Preemies in Pain Get Relief with Micro-Pacifier (Video)

    Not long after I became a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), I began to notice something disconcerting: The infants in my care, like all babies, cried when they were tired, scared or in pain. The problem was their endotracheal tube. It's estimated that in the first two weeks after admission, the average baby …

  • Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centres and network infrastructure, but may find its way blocked by an enlarged competitor combining Avago's strength in storage and Broadcom's power in networking. "Qualcomm has aspirations …

  • A man walks past Qualcomm stand while attending during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

    Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc , which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to …

  • The Twitter logo is shown at its corporate headquarters  in San Francisco

    By Sue-Lin Wong SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Despite being blocked in China, Twitter is courting Chinese companies to buy advertising space on its service used by more than 300 million people elsewhere in the world. "It's not a coincidence that we are here now," Peter Greenberger, director of sales for emerging markets at Twitter, …

  • Shareholders arrive for the Daimler annual shareholder meeting in Berlin

    German carmaker Daimler is to make software from web services company Baidu available in its Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars as part of a trend of deepening ties between carmakers and consumer technology companies. Carmakers are seeking to extend information and entertainment services available in vehicles, as well as smartphone …

  • An Audi logo is seen at a car dealer in Eching near Munich

    Germany's Audi will enhance connected-car services in China to meet growing demand for driver-assistance systems and driverless technology in the world's largest auto market. Volkswagen's flagship luxury brand said on Friday it will jointly develop navigation map data, positioning algorithms and point-of-interest functions …

  • The YotaPhone 2 is one of the most interesting and unique Android handsets in the world, a flagship device that comes with a crazy feature that’s supposed to help you conserve battery life: An E Ink touchscreen display on the back of the handset. While the phone hasn’t been released in North America yet, the company behind …

  • A woman walks past display showing a logo of Sharp Corp in Tokyo

    By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - In private conversations early last year, executives at Japanese display maker Sharp Corp dubbed their new client "winning horse", reckoning fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi would be a sure and lucrative bet. Within months, however, Sharp found it was sharing Xiaomi revenue …

  • After bringing GIF integration to iPhone a few days ago and making its keyboard app free on iOS for the first time ever, Fleksy on Thursday announced a major update for Android that delivers the same features. Not only will Android fans get to include GIF Keyboard animations in their messages when using Fleksy, but the …

  • How Fashion Co-Opted Coachella The Atlantic - Sat, 18 Apr, 2015
    How Fashion Co-Opted Coachella

    For the past five years, fashion houses, lifestyle brands, and beauty companies including H&M, PopSugar, Lacoste, and Kiehl's have been flocking to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Young, attractive festival-goers have become an image fashion houses are eager to sell.

  • Surprising no one, Grand Theft Auto 5 has had a smashing debut on PC, quickly becoming the most played third-party game on Steam just days after its release. With its detailed customization options, exclusive video editor and additional radio station, gamers who already owned the game are finding plenty of reasons to jump …

  • Fleksy is already a well-known name to any smartphone user interested in alternatives to the default keyboard app on iOS and Android. The keyboard also happens to hold a Guinness World Record for being the fastest keyboard in the world. In case you’re still not familiar with it and happen to own an iOS device, you should …

  • If you thought Apple’s iMac with Retina 5K display is an impressive computer, not to mention affordable considering what competing 4K displays/computers cost, then you might be in for a surprise. LG has apparently confirmed on its Display blog that Apple is working on an iMac model with an even higher resolution that should …

  • Gogoro Smartscooter is the name of a bold electric scooter project that was first detailed at CES 2015 in early January. In short, the proposed scooter aims to offer users a convenient means of transportation that’s not only supposed to work with batteries rather than gas, but it’s also meant to offer users a hassle-free …

  • Beginning in two weeks on April 10th, we’re in store for an epic battle of the sixes. Apple’s iPhone 6 burst onto the scene this past September and helped Apple rack up more profit in the holiday quarter than any other company has ever earned in a three-month period. iPhone 6 sales are still going strong according to estimates, …

  • It sounds too good to be true – and it might very well be, considering the issues with crowdfunding campaigns we’ve seen before. That said, the $39 Surface Pro-like Jide Ultra Remix Android tablet that launched on Wednesday on Kickstarter was a must-buy for many people who scooped up all the units available at the $39 price …