Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana was designed to make Windows Phone smarter and more helpful, but its features won't be limited to smartphones. Today the company announced that Bing now offers some of the same features that make Windows Phone 8.1 feel more "personal." New cards that appear on Bing's homepage will track news headlines, local weather, flight status, and stock performance based on your preferences. Microsoft says there's "more to come" in the company's continued effort to "help you keep track of things that matter to you." Bing is the underlying technology behind Cortana brains, so it's no surprise to see Microsoft taking advantage of all that it's learned — "through years of machine learning and big data experience doing web search" — to spread that personalization across its services. More »Microsoft gives Bing users a taste of its Cortana personal assistant
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The HTC One (M8) brought with it a load of new camera features, including its unique Duo Camera setup on its back side. Now, the handset maker is opening up the code that powers the pair in a SDK preview for third-party devs. This means that apps can be designed specifically for the M8's cameras with DualLens and DimensionPlus APIs baked right in. More »HTC allows devs to tap into the power of the One's Duo Camera
Project Tango is a new Google initiative that aims to bring 3D-sensing to mobile devices. The tech could allow people to use devices for mapping areas around an individual, especially indoors, for navigation, gaming and other purposes. Just like Project Ara, the modular phone developed by Google, Project Tango is still in its infancy, with only a handful of developers having been invited to test it out. Even so, it appears iFixit has gotten its hands on the device in order to put it through its usual teardown paces. While Google did not reveal any specs and features for the Project Tango handset, mentioning only its cameras-based 3D-sensing capabilities, iFixit managed to confirm its hardware. The phone packs a 5-inch LCD display, 2.3GHz More »Teardown reveals what makes Google’s new 3D-sensing Android phone tick
El periférico se conecta vía USB para aumentar la compatibilidad con otros dispositivos More »Microsoft lanzó un teclado especial para Smart TV
Unos 50 millones de smartphones equipados con el sistema operativo Android serían vulnerables a ataques informáticos debido a "Heartbleed", la falla de seguridad descubierta la semana pasada en el sistema de cifrado más utilizado en la web. Se trata de los móviles que tienen la versión 4.1.1 "Jelly Bean" del sistema operativo de Google, utilizado por unos 50 millones de dispositivos en todo el mundo, según un estudio de la empresa de analíticas Chitika, citado por el diario inglés The Guardian en su edición de este miércoles. ... More »Millones de celulares con Android están en riesgo por la falla de seguridad "Heartbleed"
By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) - "What's your interest in Bill and Ben in the pick?" While most people wouldn't understand the question, this is common vernacular for London currency traders active in the daily 4 o'clock "fixing" of global reference exchange rates. A basic translation of that particular line of Cockney rhyming slang, originating in London's working class East End, would run something like: "Are you a buyer or a seller of dollar/yen at the daily benchmark rate-setting fix?" The wisecracking, rhyme-based language that can make a "whistle" mean a suit (from "whistle and flute") or a "Barnet" mean hair (from "Barnet Fair") has been used by traders in the City of London for decades. Financial regulators are now trying to translate such exchanges into plain English as they investigate whether dealers have colluded to rig benchmark foreign exchange rates used to price trillions of dollars' worth of deals. Britain's financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has 50-60 staff dedicated to the foreign exchange investigation, some of whom are former market participants who are helping to decode the traderspeak. More »Currency probe drives bank demand for Big Brother software
Ford is marking the launch of the 2015 Mustang in the same way it did for the original 50 years ago -- by putting one at the top of the Empire State Building. The company has partnered with auto supplier DST to cut its latest sports car into pieces and reassemble it on the building's observation deck, 86 floors up. You can check out the vehicle for yourself if you visit the New York City skyscraper no later than April 17th. More »Ford put a Mustang on top of the Empire State Building, piece by piece
So all the buzz was for nothing. Kgame isn't new Tencent IP at all, it's just the Chinese version of Lost Saga.The post . More »Tencent’s “new” fighting game is just actually another old Korean import
Amazon’s plan for world domination is going swimmingly: They have a massive store for everything, a tablet, a streaming TV box, a drone army, and now they are launching a 3D smartphone to ship in September, the first of its kind. A trusted tech source, BGR revealed what they say are the first exclusive photos of the Amazon phone prototype, as well as some details about the device's specs. It will also power Mayday, Amazon’s specialized, personalized customer service system. This allows Amazon’s software to make constant adjustments to the positioning of on-screen elements, altering the perspective of visuals on the screen.” The 3D effect will also appear in the main applications, such as maps, the book store and music store, and Amazon's digital market. More »Here's What Amazon's 3D Smartphone Will Probably Look Like
If you are aggressive, you are a bitch. If you are emotional, you are PMSing. If you are soft, you are too feminine. Whatever way someone finds you, they can always justify it is because you are female. More »What I Learned in My First Year as a Female Startup CEO
When camera phones begun proliferating back in 2002, many predictions were made about how they might shape future. But nobody really saw funeral selfies or post-crash ER photos becoming a trend. The thing about the selfie phenomenon is that it took so many years to develop and shape people’s behavior that old people are now caught off guard. An entire new generation of people has grown up and gotten used to having a camera with them at all times. This generation is now inevitably behaving in ways that trigger outrage and even moral panic in the over-30 crowd. There was some muttering over the Pennsylvania high school knife attack selfie a few days ago. We’re now likely going to get outrage over the More »Who are we to judge disaster selfies?
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Last Friday, Samsung released the Galaxy S5, its latest competitor to Apple’s iPhone. It’s a tempting phone, as our reviewer David Pogue concluded, one that merits your serious consideration if you’re shopping around for a new device. But before you buy a Galaxy S5 — or, let’s be honest, if you’re an Apple devotee whose iPhone 4s is limping along — you might be wondering: Just when is the next iPhone coming out? Our best guess: September. Now, before I tell you why, let’s note that predicting a release date for an Apple product is an inexact science. Like every other major tech company, Apple keeps its plans secret, so that its big reveal is surprising and creates some excitement. (Also, more cynically, if everyone knew that the next iPhone was coming out in September, then no one would buy any iPhones in July or August. More »When Will Apple Release the iPhone 6?