SmartThings Unveils A New Smart Home Hub

Hub & Sensors On Wood SmartThings’s smart home devices are getting a lot sleeker — and a lot more powerful — as of today. The company today is releasing a new line of updated home sensors and a new, more powerful hub. In addition, SmartThings is rolling out a more simplified application centered around specific events and spots in a home, such as a bedrooms and kitchens for locations, and events… Read More

Clips Offers Easy Video Editing On Your iPhone

CLIPS Video Edit App 2 I could try to tell you about Clips. I could explain how it was created by startup Fly Labs, or I describe how it makes it easy to combine clips on your iPhone into a single video, then add music, voiceover and effects. But you know what sounds more fun? Going to the park with CEO Tim Novikoff, helping him to shoot some footage and watching him edit it all together with Clips. So… Read More

Tumblr Finally Makes “Reblogs” More Readable, Especially On Mobile Devices

tumblr-iphone One of blogging site Tumblr’s flagship features, the reblog – meaning the reposting of another person’s content onto your own site – is getting a significant makeover starting today. The company is introducing a change as to how these reblogs appear on users’ dashboards, making them far more readable than they were previously. No longer a long list of… Read More

Huawei’s Mate S smartphone comes with Force Touch technology

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It’s no secret that Huawei’s premium smartphones take cues from Apple’s iPhone, both in design and functionality.

But with the Mate S, a smartphone Huawei unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin Wednesday, the company brought an iPhone feature to life before it actually arrived on the iPhone.

We’re talking about Force Touch technology — a sensor within the Mate S touchscreen that recognizes different levels of pressure, enabling the user to perform different tasks depending on how strong she presses the screen, or even use the phone as a scale Read more…

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US Open 2.0: Here are 7 ways to tech-up your tennis experience

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It’s a familiar scene: Dusk falls on Queens, NY, as stadium lights cut through late-summer haze, illuminating an iconic, blue acrylic court surrounded by a sold-out crowd that’s both literally and figuratively dripping with anticipation

For 134 years, tennis royalty has flocked to this magnificent summer stage to vie for the title of US Open champion. And throughout those 134 years, the Open has delivered a mostly unaltered aesthetic. This year, however, the crown jewel of American tennis will have a new, techier flavor

The technology bug will hit the US Open just like it’s hit the rest of the world — with big data, wearable computing and customized, mobile experiences headlining the new, connected fan experience Read more…

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US Open 2.0: Here are 7 ways to tech-up your tennis experience

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It’s a familiar scene: Dusk falls on Queens, NY, as stadium lights cut through late-summer haze, illuminating an iconic, blue acrylic court surrounded by a sold-out crowd that’s both literally and figuratively dripping with anticipation

For 134 years, tennis royalty has flocked to this magnificent summer stage to vie for the title of US Open champion. And throughout those 134 years, the Open has delivered a mostly unaltered aesthetic. This year, however, the crown jewel of American tennis will have a new, techier flavor

The technology bug will hit the US Open just like it’s hit the rest of the world — with big data, wearable computing and customized, mobile experiences headlining the new, connected fan experience Read more…

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Facebook, Google, Apple Dominate Top Apps Of All Time Lists; Candy Crush And Clash Of Clans Are Top Games

apps-ios7 A new report from app store analytics firm App Annie this morning offers insight into the most popular – and profitable! – iOS applications of all time. Not surprisingly, the most downloaded app to date is Facebook, which also places elsewhere in the top 10 list thanks to its other mobile properties like Facebook Messenger (#2), Instagram (#4) and WhatsApp Messenger (#6).… Read More

More Shots Of BlackBerry Android Phone Leak Online

Android BlackBerry We got a glimpse of BlackBerry’s rumored Android-powered smartphone last month, in the form a render shared on Twitter by notorious leaker Evan Blass. Now photos of the Android BlackBerry have apparently leaked too. Read More

Intel Invests In Qnovo’s Battery Boosting Tech

LG G3 SD Slot + Battery Qnovo, a Newark, California-based firm that’s been developing battery charging enhancement technology since 2010, is today announcing an $8.6 million Series B funding round, with Intel Capital joining as a strategic investor, alongside existing investors RockPort Capital, US Venture Partners and Blue Run Ventures. Read More

Wi-Fi Sharing Community Instabridge Locates $3M Series A

instabridge Instabridge, the WiFi sharing community and mobile app, appears to be on somewhat of a roll, including (and perhaps unsurprisingly) finding a lot of traction in developing markets where the draw to Wi-Fi over cellular data is particularly prevalent. All of which hasn’t gone unnoticed by investors. Read More