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If you’re launching a new product or starting a company, or have ambitions to do so, our latest offers are just what you need to (...)

2015-03-09
9 of the best Apple Watch quotes

It is arguably one of the most anticipated Apple products in the history of Apple products, and everybody has an opinion about it. (...)

2015-03-09
UK may levy 25% ‘Google Tax’ on tech giants’ profits

Ahead of the national election in the UK this May, Chancellor George Osborne has proposed a ‘Google Tax’, a 25 percent tax on (...)

2015-03-09
Adobe: Mobile video viewing spiked with the iPhone 6; future is rosy for Apple’s Watch

In the wake of a spectacularly successful release of Apple’s iPhone 6  — and in anticipation of the launch of the Apple Watch (...)

2015-03-09
Apple Pay on the Apple Watch will be smarter than you think

A new report this weekend from CNET details just how Apple Pay will work from your wrist. CNET talked to Apple’s senior vice president (...)

2015-03-07
How to get your own email newsletter off the ground

Email newsletters are back in a big way. Starting your own is a great way to build an audience for yourself or a company and (...)

2015-03-07
What the best writers know

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. The more I write, the more I realize how much I still have to learn about good writing. (...)

2015-03-07
Meet GoOpti, a BlaBlaCar rival that aims to compete with Uber

If you live in San Francisco, New York or London, you must think that the transportation industry is undergoing rapid disruption with (...)

2015-03-07
Top TNW Deals of the week

Here are five incredible deals that have been extremely popular this week: 72% off Power Vault 18,000 mAh portable battery with international (...)

2015-03-07
WSJ: Google working on an VR version of Android

In a piece of news that should surprise no one, The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has a team working on build a virtual (...)

2015-03-06
Windows 93 is what would have happened if Bill Gates had dropped acid

In the early 90s you either had Windows 3.1 (it sucked) or the Mac (it sucked a bit less). Then Windows 95 appeared and for a long (...)

2015-03-06
An AMA of an 82 year-old who never used the Web will remind you how pure the internet can be

Do you remember the first time you logged onto the Web and how innocent everything felt? My first interaction with the internet was (...)

2015-03-06
Is uTorrent ‘secretly’ installing BitCoin mining software? Probably not.

One of the most popular BitTorrent clients around, uTorrent, has been under fire today after allegedly installing cyptocurrency mining (...)

2015-03-06
Shuttleworth says Ubuntu’s future is more exciting than space travel

What now feels like a very long time ago was actually only a handful of years. Back in 2010, Canonical knew exactly what its future (...)

2015-03-06
This "Airbnb For Creative Equipment" Will Rent You Drones, Oculus Rifts, Google Glass, More

New York-based startup Kitsplit is here to help artists. "We want to serve the indie creative industry," a cofounder tells us.A new (...)

2015-03-06
Airbnb has open sourced its simple SQL query tool built on Facebook’s Presto tech

Airbnb has open sourced Airpal, the tool it built to help employees get to data they need to use, reports Gigaom. The software is (...)

2015-03-06
UberX cabs suspended in Seoul

Uber announced today that it has suspended its UberX cab service in Seoul, following discussions with government authorities in (...)

2015-03-06
HTTPS security flaw FREAK plagues Windows too

Windows systems are vulnerable to FREAK, a decade-old bug that was discovered only this week affecting Android and Apple devices. (...)

2015-03-06
Hands-on: Office for Mac 2016 finally makes OS X users first-class citizens

One of the main questions you’ll get if you ever coerce someone to migrate from a PC to a Mac is “does it run Microsoft Office?” For (...)

2015-03-06
Amazon opens a store on Chinese rival Alibaba’s marketplace

Amazon has just opened a store on Tmall, an online marketplace for shoppers in China, owned by the company’s Asian rival Alibaba. (...)

2015-03-06
Music identification app Shazam will soon recognize objects too

Shazam will soon extend its music identification service to include objects. Speaking at this year’s Mobile World Congress, (...)

2015-03-06
Google’s carrier experiment could launch this month but only for Nexus 6

That was quick. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google’s experimental foray into becoming a wireless carrier could (...)

2015-03-05
Facebook will now remove Page Likes from deactivated accounts

If you manage a Facebook Page, don’t be surprised if you see a small dip in your number of “likes” in the coming weeks. According (...)

2015-03-05
Twitter launches Partner Audience, its new ad-targeting feature based on user behaviors

Annoyed by those promoted tweets on your Twitter feed? Hopefully, Twitter will make these ads more relevant to you in the near future. (...)

2015-03-05
Duang: The word with no meaning that broke the Internet in China

There are only a few instances when the Internet goes into total meltdown over something circulating on social media. More often (...)

2015-03-05
Flynx Android browser app works in the background to line up your links

One small screen — so many links. How do you keep them organized? Flynx, an Android app that has just emerged from beta, is a lightweight (...)

2015-03-05
Zap brings the business card into the digital age; lets you make it rain

Everyone hates business cards, right? Remembering to actually take them to events and not losing those that others give to you isn’t exactly (...)

2015-03-04
Skimlinks unveils new insights feature to help publishers optimize their affiliate revenue

Skimlinks, the company that lets Website owners monetize their content by linking to affiliate products when mentioned on a page, (...)

2015-03-04
Google releases a new API for real-time messaging between services

Google is today launching a new tool to make it easier for applications and services on and off of its Cloud Platform to communicate (...)

2015-03-04
Unity 5 will bring more 3D games that run right in your Web browser

Unity has announced the latest version of its game development system, which features a new 64-bit editor and the ability to export (...)

2015-03-04
Coins of the realm: A brand new portrait of Queen Elizabeth will appear on British currency this year

The British Royal Mint has announced that it will update its coinage with a brand new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. A new coin was (...)

2015-03-04
Nvidia announces $199 4K Android TV gaming console and Full HD game-streaming service

Talk about game-changing: Nvidia just announced the Shield, the world’s first 4K Android TV gaming console, at Game Developers Conference (...)

2015-03-04
Google will stop updating Chrome for Android 4.0

As Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) approaches four years old, Google has announced today it will no longer release updates for Chrome (...)

2015-03-03
Wacom’s petite Cintiq gets new touch ability

Wacom has announced a new version of its smallest Cintiq pen tablet, the 13HD, named the 13HD Touch. It adds multitouch support to (...)

2015-03-03
Google revamps Contacts with new design, integrates emails and meetings

Google today announced a huge, long overdue update to Contacts that brings Material Design and makes it easier to keep track of details (...)

2015-03-03
Head-on with Samsung’s Gear VR headset for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung unveiled an updated version of its Gear VR headset for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (...)

2015-03-03
Pebble’s CEO isn’t worried about Apple Watch because it’s ‘lacking’

Pebble announced another new smartwatch at MWC 2015 today – the Pebble Time Steel – but with the Apple Watch set to come to market (...)

2015-03-03
Simulate the human body with BodyKit APIs, now in beta

Body Labs, a platform for creating and customizing 3D human body models, today launched the beta of BodyKit, a collection of APIs (...)

2015-03-03
Dayafterday wants you to explore, gather and follow the content that fits you

Each week we’re profiling one company that has been selected for Boost – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with (...)

2015-03-03
The 5 pillars of interaction design

Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app — where he develops in-app and online content (...)

2015-03-03
Google falters on promise to encrypt Android Lollipop devices by default

When Android Lollipop was announced last year, Google said it would require full-disk encryption by default. However, new devices (...)

2015-03-03
Anti-virus apps are coming to smartwatches

Intel has announced that it will bundle McAfee Mobile Security Suite with the upcoming LG Watch Urbane LTE, reports The Verge. The (...)

2015-03-03
Stratos’ Bluetooth connected payment card works everywhere, available this April

Everyone wants a piece of the payments space and if the excitement for Coin proved anything, people want a single card that replaces (...)

2015-03-03
Mozilla launches 64-bit Firefox Developer Edition for Windows

Mozilla has released Firefox Developer Edition 38, which includes a 64-bit version of its browser for Windows for the first time, (...)

2015-03-02
Lyft announces a frequent-driver rewards program

Life can be tough for car-hailing app drivers. They’re not really employees of the companies they drive for and when their cars (...)

2015-03-02
Puzzle game inspires an artist to rethink the concept of animal portraits

If you played Tangram as a child, constructing objects from various shapes may bring back a familiar creative urge. That’s what (...)

2015-03-02
Netflix is launching in Australia and New Zealand on March 24

New Zealanders and Australians, rejoice! Netflix is finally coming downunder, beginning on March 24. The company announced the news (...)

2015-03-02
RNI’s plug-in update strives for that authentic grainy, film stock look

Really Nice Images — tapping into that distinctive analog aesthetic — has released RNI All Films 3.0, which promises to make (...)

2015-03-02

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