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Apple invests in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing

Apple has invested $1bn (£693m) in Didi Chuxing, the car-hailing app that has a greater market share than US rival Uber in China. Tim Cook, chief executive, said that the move would help Apple to better understand the Chinese market. Didi Chuxing, previously known as Didi Kuaidi, said it represented the single largest investment in […]

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Periscope now lets you broadcast from a DJI drone

Periscope added GoPro support earlier this year, allowing drone owners to mount one of the cameras and live stream to the service. If you own one of the more recent DJI drones though, Periscope will now natively connect to the drone’s remote to broadcast footage live. In an app update this week, the new feature will […]

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REVEALED: Windows 10 Mobile will support fingerprint scanners this summer

Microsoft is planning to support fingerprint readers for the first time in Windows 10 Mobile this summer. While we’ve seen facial recognition thanks to Windows Hello, unlocking Windows phones with just a fingerprint has been missing. Microsoft revealed at its WinHEC conference this week that it plans to support fingerprint scanners with the Anniversary Update to […]

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Google Gives iOS Users 1st check at Gboard App

Google on Thursday introduced Gboard, an app that combines search with a new soft keyboard for mobile devices running iOS. Gboard, which supports glide typing, allows users to perform searches from the keyboard without leaving the application they’re in. Once the information is found, they can paste it into their application without leaving the keyboard. […]

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Apple and SAP to Develop IPhone, IPad Apps for Businesses

Apple and SAP to Develop IPhone, IPad Apps for Businesses

Development kit will let SAP users write native iOS apps SAP to build its own software for health care and industry Apple Inc. and SAP SE are joining up to deliver software for iPhones and iPads, opening a new avenue for Apple to reach businesses at a time when sales of its mobile devices have […]

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Huawei bring together businesses on cloud tech adoption

Leading Chinese technology firm, Huawei, has described cloud technology as the future of entrepreneurship, adding that hardware innovation, software re-architecture, and data intelligence have become the three most important factors for business success. It stated this during its second Open Cloud Congress West Africa summit in Lagos, with the theme, ‘Transforming with Cloud: Setting New […]

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This watch turns your arm into a touchscreen

Is that smart watch screen too small for your fingers? You can make it bigger … by turning your arm into a touchpad. Researchers at Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon University came up with a new technology that turns skin into a touch sensor. “Small wearable devices — such as smartwatches and digital jewelry […]

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FREE WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE ENDS SOON

Microsoft last week announced that Windows 10 was running on 300 million PCs and reminded customers that its free upgrade offer would end July 29. After that date, the price to upgrade to Windows 10 Home will be US$119. “We’re pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than […]

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CAN YOUR WASHING MACHINE DO MORE FOR YOU?

For all of LG’s crazy ideas for the future, the tech giant is most impressed with its Twin washing machine, which does two loads at the same time. You put your biggest load of dirty laundry into the main washer, and below there’s a separate, smaller washer that pulls out like a drawer for the second […]

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New Yorker cover brings Manhattan to life in augmented reality

New Yorker cover brings Manhattan to life in augmented reality

The New Yorker‘s latest cover is designed to literally leap off the page. The esteemed 91-year-old magazine is taking a step towards the future with its first-ever augmented reality cover this week, allowing readers to hover their smartphone or tablet over it and watch the New York city skyline come to life in a three-dimensional animation. […]

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