New technologies are invented by our advanced brains, but they succeed through the action of other organs. VHS beat Betamax with the pure power of porn (so the story goes), and mobile data was boosted by the same baser urges, but that won’t work for public Bluetooth beacons. Not without serious criminal charges. Or significant improvement in social sexual education. Which is why the Melbourne Cricket Ground is aiming a little higher by stuffing stomachs with pies.
Evernote dreams of a world where your technology does the thinking for you. The app has evolved from the desktop and mobile device to the wrist, with the company recently releasing versions of the app for Android Wear and Pebble. As the wearables market continues to develop, Evernote expects the role of smart data to make an ever-increasing impact on our everyday lives.
Many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reviews have already been published, taking in-depth looks at the two new Apple smartphones, including their cameras, which are supposed to better than anything Apple has ever done before when it comes to iPhone cameras. But the only camera review that you really need to check out is Austin Mann’s, a professional photographer who took the two fresh iPhones on a trip to Iceland to see what their cameras are made of.
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Facebook announced today two changes to its News Feed ranking algorithm that will take into account how timely a post from a friend or a Page is when deciding whether to show it.
The news earlier this week that Microsoft had splashed out US$2.5 billion on Mojang, the makers of the block-building sandbox creation Minecraft, swept the internet and the media like a virus.
Aside from a couple of distinct ad campaigns taking hits at Apple after the iPhone 6 launch – including a horrible one followed by a more successful bashing approach – Samsung didn’t really try to ruin Apple’s iPhone 6 launch, although it could have at least given it a shot.
Edward Mascarenhas, an architecture graduate from the Bartlett School of Architecture, has turned London’s Barbican Estate into the setting for a proposed augmented reality (AR) game.
Apple repair company iFixit is traditionally the first to get inside Apple’s new iPhones every year, and it continued its run today after hosting a live teardown of the new jumbo-sized iPhone 6 Plus. The company is planning to look at the smaller iPhone 6 next.