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The wristwatch activity tracker known as Basis Peak is still targeted at its core demographic (mostly runners), while giving them a little something extra as the smartwatch revolution heats up.

Intel-owned Basis announces ‘Peak’ Fitness and Sleep Tracker at $199

Basis, a wearable company acquired by Intel earlier this year announced on Tuesday its next-generation fitness and sleep tracker with a built-in optical heart rate monitor, upgraded touch-screen and a more stylish industrial design. The wristwatch activity tracker known as Basis Peak is still targeted at its core demographic (mostly runners), while giving them a little something [...]

FBI Chief Challenges Apple and Google's data encryption

US Govt criticizes Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data

Recent moves by Apple and Google to enhance their privacy measures on smart phones and mobile devices has drawn solid disapproval from FBI Director James Comey and several other law enforcement authorities. On Thursday, Comey addressed why those organizations would “market something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law,” as indicated by [...]

Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner holds up a HP Stream laptop.

HP Unveils New Stream Tablets And Laptops, Starting As Low As $99

Earlier in July Microsoft COO Kevin Turner showcased an HP notebook in the Worldwide Partners Conference touting it as a Windows 8.1 device that would compete at the low end of the market. This was the HP Stream notebook with costs ranging from $200 to $300. Along with the ultra affordable Stream laptops, HP also launched new Windows 8.1-powered [...]

Anatomy of Nymi

Your Heart is the source of your cyber security, literally!

  Who doesn’t hate passwords? Nowadays we have passwords for everything, and to make it worse, some of us end up forgetting them the very next second of setting them up. As a top tweet on twitter puts it perfectly, “your password must contain one uppercase letter, a symbol, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Wingdings font, & some kind [...]

BlackBerry CEO John Chen

BlackBerry Posts a Narrow Quarterly Loss of $207 Million

Waterloo, Ontario based BlackBerry Inc., posted a loss of $207 million in the second quarter on Friday just days after the launch of its new passport smartphone. CEO John Chen said on a phone call with financial analysts that BlackBerry is “definitely in the first half” of an eight quarter turn around. “Our work force [...]

Urban Outfitters Headquarters. Philadelphia, PA, USA

Urban Outfitters Is Now the Biggest Seller of Vinyl Records on the Planet

Vinyl records sure have made a grand comeback. What was dead for over last two decades is the only segment in music industry today that is making record sales. Put it this way: Instead of blowing the cobwebs off those old vinyl records you own and ranting about it on your social media page, you [...]

U.S. financial regulators announced the agreement with US Bank, a unit of US Bancorp, which happens to be the sixth-largest bank in terms of assets.

US Bank Refunding $48Mn to Customers over Unfair Billing

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered US Bank to refund around $48 million in the latest government settlement to resolve allegations that it charged consumers improperly for extra credit card products that customers did not actually receive. U.S. financial regulators announced the agreement with US Bank, a unit of US Bancorp, which happens to be [...]

In order for any of this to work, customers must first connect their Twitter account to their Amazon account via amazon.com/social.

Amazon’s #AmazonWishList lets customers shop from the comfort of their Twitter account

Earlier in May, Amazon announced integration with Twitter to introduce a new #AmazonCart hashtag system, one which would instantly add a purchasable item from user’s Twitter feed into their shopping cart on Amazon. On Wednesday, the company expanded its Twitter functionality by introducing a new hashtag for shoppers, #AmazonWishList which will post a tweeted product to the users [...]

BlackBerry CEO John Chen shows off the new Passport (left) and Classic phone models.

BlackBerry’s Square Passport Phone Set To Debut, To Be Priced At $599 Unsubsidized

In an effort to regain some of the lost ground in the global market, BlackBerry Ltd. plans to officially launch its much-anticipated and potentially game-changing Passport smartphone. The new BlackBerry Passport is scheduled to be launched on Wednesday by the company in Toronto, London and Dubai. BlackBerry, who was once a leading pioneer in the [...]

The latest prototype was unveiled in front of 1,000 developers from around the world at Oculus Connect developer conference

Oculus Unveils Crescent Bay VR Headset With 360-Degree Tracking

Facebook-owned Oculus VR introduced its third major revision of the popular Oculus Rift virtual-reality head mounted display, called Crescent Bay. The latest prototype was unveiled in front of 1,000 developers from around the world at Oculus Connect developer conference over the weekend in Hollywood, Los-Angeles, California. The new version of the VR headset includes improved screen resolution [...]

Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

Exercise While You Work, Upgrade Your Workstation with This Invention

Sitting in front of the computer all day long glued to the chair? How frustrating is that? Did you know that there’s a study that claims that sitting is just as bad for you as smoking, regardless of how many hours you put to exercise. It simply does no good, well, except the paycheck. But [...]

Most texting and driving happen during 5 o’clock traffic, when a huge number of cars drive en masse.

New Radar Gun In Development To Detect Texting Drivers

ComSonics, a Virginia-based company is developing a radar gun-like device that will help police officers detect drivers who are texting. The company claims the gadget works by picking up radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a phone, surfing the internet or texting. Because texting, calling, and data transferring emit [...]

The next version of its Android operating system will encrypt user data by default, which means data will be inaccessible unless the person has the decryption key. (Google I/O Device Lab)

Following iOS 8 Lead, Google steps up encryption on devices

A day after Apple detailed its new privacy measures; Google also announced that they will be boosting up the encryption tactics on devices powered by their Android operating systems. The next version of its Android operating system will encrypt user data by default, which means data will be inaccessible unless the person has the decryption [...]

The collaboration can prove to be advantageous to T Mobile also as it intends to establish and grow itself as a premium network carrier in the U.S.

ZTE Brings T-Mobile-Exclusive 5.7-Inch ZMAX Phablets

Chinese Smart phone maker ZTE is introducing a new 5.7-inch phablet that’ll be exclusively available on T-Mobile from Sept. 24. As competition between smartphone manufacturers has intensified, the Chinese company hopes to claim a larger share of American market by offering a new device with some of the most sought after characteristics, bigger display, larger [...]

Virginia attorney general, Mark Herring, made the denunciations, which identify with the sale of securities to the state’s retirement fund from the year of 2004 to 2010.

Virginia Sues 13 Banks for $1.15Billion over alleged Mortgage Bond Fraud

Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs Group, Barclays, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland are among 13 banks whose units were sued for $1.15bn by Virginia over sale of residential mortgage-backed securities during the financial crisis. Virginia attorney general, Mark Herring, made the denunciations, which identify with the sale of securities to the state’s retirement [...]

A Lyft car in California

California Regulators Deem Uber and Lyft’s Ride-Sharing Services Illegal

Uber Technologies, Lyft and Sidecar in a statement on Friday, announced that they will continue offering their new carpooling service in spite of a California Public Utilities Commission letter that calls them illegal under the state’s licensing laws. Uber, as a matter of fact, issued a contentious proclamation ridiculed the commission for trying to suppress [...]

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Features and Key Specifications (Plus: Apple Watch)

“The next chapter in Apple’s story,” says Tim Cook, smiling as he took the stage to announce the two highly anticipated devices of the year. Since he took over the reins from late Steve Jobs as chief executive in 2011, Wall Street analysts and investors have waited for the day when Apple products would finally [...]

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up Amazon Fire Phone at a launch event in Seattle.

Amazon 3D Smartphone Sees Price Drop, Fire phone Now Sells For 99 Cents

On Monday, global e-commerce giant Amazon announced that it just dropped the price of its maiden smartphone, the Fire phone from $199 to $0.99 with a two-year contract with AT&T. The Fire Phone has two variants, a 32GB and a 64GB. The $0.99 goes for the basic 32GB with a two-year contract, a year of [...]

Patented Apple glass store in New York

Here Comes the iPhone 6: Watch Live Stream Online & Event Preview

The countdown is finally over. Sell your car, sell your kidney’s and sell your kids. The iPhone 6 has finally arrived! The Silicon Valley tech giant is set to reveal the gen-next smartphone today making it one of the most anticipated launch events of the year. There are a few rumors going on about the [...]