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  • Tragic death sparks call to protect cyclists

    7 January 2014 10:54 PM 24

    The Government is being urged to prioritise cyclists' safety following another tragic death in Auckland. A man believed to be about 30 was killed when he was knocked off his bike and under the wheels of a truck in Parnell yesterday. Cycle Action says a report commissioned by Auckland Transport and NZTA was completed on walking and cycling improvements

  • Apple calls fitness app Moves a “surprise hit”

    7 January 2014 7:27 PM 28

    Apple has announced that in 2013, the company earned over $10 billion from the App Store, and Apple’s developers have earned $15 billion from the App Store. In the release, Apple attributed their success to the ”stunning apps that took advantage of the redesigned user interface” and named some “surprise hits” from the year, including one fitness app — Protogeo’s

  • Always-on meMini camera wants to prevent lost moments

    7 January 2014 10:08 AM 28

    LAS VEGAS, U.S. -- The meMini is a US$249 wearable camera that wants to help capture spontaneous moments that tend to get lost unless you happen to have a CCTV pointed at you. Meant to be clipped on to clothing and left on, the meMini is always recording. When something interesting happens, you simply press the single button on the device, and it will permanently

  • Samsung Electronics braces for weakest year of smartphone growth

    6 January 2014 9:16 PM 34

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) is bracing for its weakest smartphone profit growth this year since 2007 as arch rival Apple Inc (AAPL.O) challenges its domination in China's $80 billion market. Samsung's mobile devices business, which earns two thirds of the company's profit, will come under pressure when Apple makes its phones

  • The Pirate Bay Shares Details of ‘Perfectly Legal’ Pirate Browser

    6 January 2014 11:52 AM 28

    The Pirate Bay spent a pretty sizeable chunk of 2013 on the run, darting from one domain to the next only to dart back again and then do another runner. All the while however, the team behind the controversial torrent indexation service has been working on a permanent solution ongoing domain and IP problems, which that have stated will eventually make domain

  • Here are Valve's 12 Steam Machines partners (so far)

    6 January 2014 12:54 AM 23

    Valve's Steam Machines initiative is supported by a first-party box that 300 beta users have right now, but 2014 is all about third-party Steam Machines taking that reference box and running with it. Thus far, the only third-party we know of that's making a Steam Machine is iBuyPower (pictured above) -- today, that all changes. Alienware, Falcon Northwest

  • Celebs, Others Buy Clicks for Social Media Boost

    5 January 2014 7:10 PM 44

    Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers. Since Facebook launched almost 10 years ago, users have sought to expand their

  • Two Russian motorists were involved in a fiery road rage fight

    4 January 2014 5:49 AM 22

    A car is run off the road in a road rage incident in Russia, with both drivers later drawing weapons. One with a shovel, the other a knife, see who wins. IT MAY have been freezing outdoors, but temperatures reached a boiling point between two Russian drivers who were involved in a frightening display of road rage. After one of the cars was run off the road, the two men emerged

  • Bump and Flock apps to be shut down months after Google acquisition

    1 January 2014 7:39 PM 37

    Another one bites the dust. Just a few months after Bump was acquired by Google, the company has revealed that its information transfer app will soon be shut down. Bump CEO David Lieb recently announced that both Bump and photo-sharing app Flock will be discontinued on Jan. 31. Once that date rolls around, the apps will be pulled from Apple's App Store

  • LinkedIn, Pinterest more popular than Twitter: study

    30 December 2013 11:28 PM 33

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More U.S. adults use LinkedIn and Pinterest than Twitter, but that website attracts a greater proportion of blacks and young adults than do its social media peers, a Pew Research Center study released on Monday showed. Photo pin-up site Pinterest spiked in popularity over the past year, according to the survey, a poll of 1,445 Internet