• Android Wear Is Getting GPS And The Ability To Talk To Other Bluetooth Accessories

    Android Wear Is Getting GPS And The Ability To Talk To Other Bluetooth Accessories

    Google’s Android Wear platform is going to gain more powers on a continuing basis, thanks to frequent significant updates, the Android team has revealed. Upcoming features planned for Android Wear in the immediate future include support for GPS on devices, instead of having to rely on connected smartphones, and the ability to work with other Bluetooth wearables in potentially… Read More

  • There Are Only Two Weeks Left To Comment On Net Neutrality

    There Are Only Two Weeks Left To Comment On Net Neutrality

    With less than two weeks before the FCC closes comments on proceeding #14-28, also known as the landmark Net Neutrality issue, viral video firm Thinkmodo is releasing a new video in one last attempt to get the word out and get those comments forms filling again. Read More

  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator Comes To iOS As A Standalone App

    LinkedIn Sales Navigator Comes To iOS As A Standalone App

    LinkedIn over the weekend launched a standalone version of its “Sales Navigator” service, which is now available on iOS only. The addition of the new, native application follows a recent overhaul for Sales Navigator that saw it split off as its own product, rather than a set of features within the main LinkedIn website. At that time, the company promised mobile apps would soon… Read More

  • Heated, Connected Insoles? Whatever Next…

    Heated, Connected Insoles? Whatever Next…

    Are there any limits to the everyday objects that will get connectivity and become controllable via an app? Sanity and smartphone battery life might suggest so, but this soon to launch Kickstarter project which is seeking to crowdfund a pair of connected, heated insoles to warm your tootsies and track your running steps sort of suggests otherwise. Read More

  • Uber Opens Up UberPool To All San Francisco Users

    Uber Opens Up UberPool To All San Francisco Users

    Uber has spent the last four years transitioning from a service mainly aimed at helping so-called “ballers” get less expensive black car service to one that nearly anyone can afford and use on a regular basis. Now, with the launch of a fare-splitting offering called UberPool, the company is cutting costs of getting around town even more. Read More

  • Sony’s QX1 Looks To Bring Interchangeable Pro Lenses To Your Smartphone

    Sony’s QX1 Looks To Bring Interchangeable Pro Lenses To Your Smartphone

    Sony’s QX series of cameras is an oddity, but one that the company is apparently still committed to – a new leak from Sony Alpha Rumors reveals a treasure trove of press images depicting a so-called “QX1″ model, which takes the basic concept of the QX10 and QX100 smartphone camera accessories and adds interchangeable lenses. The QX10 and QX100, for those unfamiliar… Read More

  • LatAm SMS Jobs Startup Emprego Ligado Closes $7M Series A To Expand

    LatAm SMS Jobs Startup Emprego Ligado Closes $7M Series A To Expand

    Developing markets such as Latin America are eating up smartphone use, and a startup emerging out of Brazil is making the best use of that trend. Emprego Ligado is a job marketplace which competes with local job sites and staffing agencies for blue-collar Brazilians by using the cellphone to full effect. IN 2012 got backing from investors including 500 Startups and Initial Capital to crack… Read More

  • Reddit Launches An Official App For AMAs

    Reddit Launches An Official App For AMAs

    The so-called “front page of the Internet” has launched a new dedicated AMA app for iOS, with an Android version arriving later this week. Reddit users have long sought an official mobile app from the network after an original version launched in January 2011 ended up failing due to poor design user complaints. This AMA app is the first part of a new collection of mobile software… Read More

  • MindMixer Raises $17M To Help Governments Connect With Their Communities

    MindMixer Raises $17M To Help Governments Connect With Their Communities

    MindMixer, a platform allowing local governments to solicit ideas from their communities, is announcing that it has raised $17 million in Series C funding. When I first spoke to the company a couple of years ago, co-founder and CEO Nick Bowden said the product isn’t just about submitting and voting on ideas, but also creating a process for actually implementing the best ones. Read More

  • Euro Facebook Users Can Use Tag Suggest, For Photos Of U.S. Friends Who Have It Enabled

    Euro Facebook Users Can Use Tag Suggest, For Photos Of U.S. Friends Who Have It Enabled

    In 2012, Facebook came under fire from privacy advocates and eventually turned off all facial recognition services in the EU, which automatically recognised and suggested the names of friends from photos that you uploaded to the social network. But did you know that Facebook appears to have restored an aspect of the service in Europe? Facebook is now suggesting photo tags to users… Read More