Apple Approves An App That Blocks Ads In Native Apps, Including Apple News

TechCrunch - 2 hours 40 min ago
 It’s unclear if Apple is setting a precedent, or has only accidentally allowed the approval of a new app, known as “Been Choice,” into the iTunes App Store. The app claims to block advertisements not only in mobile applications, but also in native mobile apps, including Facebook and even Apple’s own News application. To make this work, Been Choice offers a combination of… Read More

Makerarm Is An All-In-One Robotic Laser Cutter, 3D Printer, Painter, Fabricator And Assembler

TechCrunch - 2 hours 41 min ago
 Makerarm is a robotic 3D printer, laser cutter, drawing and ink printer, fabricator and assembly machine all rolled into one that fits on a desktop and promises to make pretty much anything – including an entire laptop (It milled us the TechCrunch logo into a block of wood instead). Glowforge, a 3D laser cutter comes close but only offers laser cutting. Makerbot brings quality 3D printing… Read More

Google Lets You Translate Text In 90 Languages Within Android Apps Like LinkedIn And WhatsApp

TechCrunch - 3 hours 5 min ago
 With the release of Android’s latest operating system, Marshmallow, tons of new functionality is going to be introduced over the next few weeks. One of the more interesting new features rolling out now is the ability to translate text within popular Android apps like WhatsApp. That’s pretty huge if you only speak English and your friend only speaks Russian, for example. Google… Read More

Reddit experiment brings you news without the community

Engadget - 3 hours 11 min ago
As great as Reddit can be for discovering interesting news, it's not always ideal for newcomers -- it takes time to navigate that sea of posts, and some communities aren't so friendly. Reddit thinks it can help, though. It's launching Upvoted, an...

Worries Mount Over Upcoming LTE-U Deployments Hurting Wi-Fi

Slashdot - 3 hours 18 min ago
alphadogg writes: LTE-U is a technology developed by Qualcomm that lets a service provider broadcast and receive signals over unlicensed spectrum, which is usable by anybody – specifically, in this case, the spectrum used by Wi-Fi networks in both businesses and homes. By opening up this new spectrum, major U.S. wireless carriers hope to ease the load on the licensed frequencies they control and help their services keep up with demand. Unsurprisingly, several outside experiments that pitted standard LTE technology or 'simulated LTE-U' technology, in the case of one in-depth Google study, against Wi-Fi transmitters on the same frequencies found that LTE drastically reduced the throughput on the Wi-Fi connection.

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Twitter Moments Have Their Own Set Of Guidelines And Principles

TechCrunch - 3 hours 23 min ago
 Along with the release of its new feature, Moments, Twitter shared a set of guidelines and principles that drive the curation team that powers it, as well as its external partners. Algorithms only pop up what’s trending; it’s up to human beings to assemble these Moments. While Twitter isn’t becoming a news organization itself, Moments does have them dabbling in a curation… Read More

Hands-on with Surface Pro 4, Microsoft's ideal hybrid tablet

Engadget - 3 hours 44 min ago
The Surface Pro 4 is here and ... it's pretty much just like the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft basically refined its design from last year to create a hybrid tablet that's slightly thinner and 30 percent more powerful. It also included a slightly larger...

Windows 10 Hardware Event

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Here's our first look at the Surface Book, Microsoft's answer to the MacBook Pro

Engadget - 3 hours 57 min ago
Wow. Microsoft finally did it. After years of rumors and speculation the company finally unveiled its very own laptop. Not a tablet that could replace a laptop (although there's that too), but a bona fide laptop, with an attached keyboard. Well, al...

Study: Heavy Internet Use Linked To High Blood Pressure In Teens

TechCrunch - 4 hours 4 min ago
 Researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have found a link between heavy Internet use in teens and high blood pressure. Teens who spent over 14 hours a week on the Internet had “elevated blood pressure.” Of the 134 teens studied and defined as heavy Internet users, “26 had elevated blood pressure.” From the report: This is believed to be the first study to show… Read More

Reddit Launches Upvoted, Its “Digital Magazine” For All Things Reddit

TechCrunch - 4 hours 10 min ago
 Reddit, the squirrely site that has more links to content than you can shake a stick at, has launched a new site with new content. It’s called Upvoted, and it’s a digital magazine of sorts with original digital bits inspired from the community but coming directly from the mothership. Read More

Matthew Garrett Forks the Linux Kernel

Slashdot - 4 hours 10 min ago
jones_supa writes: Just like Sarah Sharp, Linux developer Matthew Garrett has gotten fed up with the unprofessional development culture surrounding the kernel. "I remember having to deal with interminable arguments over the naming of an interface because Linus has an undying hatred of BSD securelevel, or having my name forever associated with the deepthroating of Microsoft because Linus couldn't be bothered asking questions about the reasoning behind a design before trashing it," Garrett writes. He has chosen to go his own way, and has forked the Linux kernel and added patches that implement a BSD-style securelevel interface. Over time it is expected to pick up some of the power management code that Garrett is working on, and we shall see where it goes from there.

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Google’s Domain Registrar Expands, Now Works With Google Apps

TechCrunch - 4 hours 11 min ago
 Google is today expanding its efforts with its newer domain registry service, Google Domains, announced earlier this year. The service, which represents Google’s initial foray into selling website addresses itself, competes with those from NameCheap, GoDaddy and others, by offering individuals and businesses in the U.S. an easy way to grab your own web address, while also integrating… Read More

Watch The Microsoft Surface Book Unveiling Right Here

TechCrunch - 4 hours 12 min ago
 Microsoft just announced and unveiled a stunning convertible laptop called the Surface Book. As the video above shows, the $1,500 laptop features a detectable tablet powered by a Core i7 CPU. It’s worth noting that most PC makers currently have a device very similar to the Surface Book, but none seem to be as well designed. Read More

Artists rejoice: The Surface Pro 4's stylus has 1,024 touch levels

Engadget - 4 hours 14 min ago
At the big Windows 10 devices event today, Microsoft's Panos Panay said that 53 percent of Surface Pro 3 owners use the device's stylus. So, when it came to building the improved Surface Pro 4, it made sense to upgrade the writing and doodling expe...

Voodoo Manufacturing Taps The Power Of 3D Printing To Make Things On Demand

TechCrunch - 4 hours 31 min ago
 Four ex-Makerbot employees, Max Friefled, Oliver Ortlieb, Patrick Deem, and Jonathan Schwartz, have come together to create a Brooklyn-based rapid manufacturing system using – what else? – Makerbots. The group, called Voodoo Manufacturing raised $300,000 to build their 3D printing shop and are currently profitable, a testament to the power of making things quickly. The company has… Read More

Microsoft Launches The Surface Book, A Convertible Laptop Done Right

TechCrunch - 4 hours 33 min ago
 Microsoft unveiled its first laptop. Called the Surface Book, it doesn’t look like a Surface at all. It has a 13.5-inch display, a trackpad made of glass, a backlit keyboard and a machined magnesium body. Microsoft has one trick up its sleeve — the screen is detachable. It has the latest generation of the Intel Core processor and an Nvidia GPU with GDDR5 memory. According to… Read More

Microsoft has a docking station for your Surface Pro tablet

Engadget - 4 hours 35 min ago
Microsoft isn't just unveiling a phone dock today -- it has a dock for your computers, too. The tech giant's new docking station gives the Surface Pro 3, Pro 4 and Surface Book the kind of connectivity you'd expect from a desktop. There are two 4K-...

Microsoft Announces The Surface Pro 4

TechCrunch - 4 hours 41 min ago
 Today at an event in New York City, Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4, a widely expected device that follows the unsurprisingly named Surface Pro 3. Microsoft noted that its Surface business is now at a $3.5 billion annual run rate. The device is the thinnest Surface yet, according to Microsoft. The company expanded the Surface Pro’s screen to 12.3 inches from 12 inches. The device… Read More

Microsoft's Surface Book is its first (and 'ultimate') laptop

Engadget - 4 hours 41 min ago
And then Microsoft dropped a bombshell on stage. "What if you wanted a Surface -- but you wanted a laptop Surface, something with a bigger screen, something with the perfect typing experience of a laptop?" Microsoft's Panos Panay asked at the compa...