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Google Inbox Users Can Now Invite Others to Join

Google Inbox Users Can Now Invite Others to Join

If you’re still waiting for an invite to Inbox, Google’s new app that rethinks email, we have good news: Just bug your friends who already have it. The service, which is still in beta, rolled out to limited users on Wednesday. Users who emailed inbox@google.com could request an invitation, but only Google employees had the ability to invite others. But ... Read More »

Coin Is One Credit Card

Coin Is One Credit Card

There are lots of companies, including Google and Apple, that would like to replace your wallet with a digital version, but a startup has a somewhat less ambitious goal — replace your handful of credit cards with one super card. Coin, a credit-card-like device, is set for a summer 2014 launch. As the video below explains, Coin swipes like an ... Read More »

The next iPhone: What We Think We Know

The next iPhone: What We Think We Know

Apple rumors — or tech rumors in general, for that matter — are frustrating. They tend to come from anonymous sources who may or may not be familiar with matters, briefed on plans or even awake. They can sometimes spin out of control and lead people to believe that the next iPhone will cost $800 or be made of a material that’s not quite ... Read More »

How a Google Search Travels Around the World

How a Google Search Travels Around the World

Google has put together an infographic that shows the journey of a search on the site, from how a query travels 1,500 miles at nearly the speed of light to hit different data centers around the world to how it ranks its results. In an infographic given to media, Google likens the web to a book with millions of pages. The search ... Read More »

Growth Of Mobile App Market Economy

Growth Of Mobile App Market Economy

Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, the production and mainstream usage of smartphones has exploded. The device opened a world of innovation in mobile technology, which was soon followed by a similar boom from apps. Today, we rely on apps to do just about everything, from keeping us organized to pure entertainment. Millions of downloads later, the ... Read More »

Windows XP: It Will Not Die

Windows XP: It Will Not Die

Ten years after it first arrived and a year after Microsoft stopped selling it, Windows XP survives. It is an incredibly resilient piece of programming that has millions of fans around the world. But we can’t hold on forever. Microsoft promises to end support for the aging code in 2014. Though those few remaining years may not be enough time ... Read More »

How Television Has Changed Over 10 Years

How Television Has Changed Over 10 Years

Television has come a long way during the past decade. A new infographic from deals site VoucherCodes.co.uk shows just how much, illustrating the changes in technology and sales. It’s hard to believe that just 10 years ago, the unwieldy Cathode-Ray Tubes were still prevalent. Sept. 7 marks the birth of the television — on this date in 1927, the first fully electronic television ... Read More »

Sony Reveals Launch Date for Sony Tablets

Sony Reveals Launch Date for Sony Tablets

Sony has revealed the specifications and launch dates for its two forthcoming tablet devices, Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P. Although both are Android-based, Sony’s tablets are quite different from the other Android tablets on the market, which generally follow the iPad‘s design philosophy. Sony Tablet P sports a foldable design, with two 5.5-inch screens, 4 GB of storage ... Read More »

World’s First Glasses Free 3D Laptop

World’s First Glasses Free 3D Laptop

Toshiba announced the Qosmio F755 3D laptop on Tuesday, describing it as “the world’s first laptop capable of displaying glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time on one screen.” The press release proudly featured the laptop specs in the body of the text, but other seemingly minute details — such as potential health risks of 3D viewing, in this case ... Read More »

The History of Android

The History of Android

Android‘s box of sweets has gotten much more diverse since launching its first dessert-themed operating system, Cupcake, in 2009. Mobile app developers [x]cubelabs have laid out a timeline of these versions — from Cupcake to Ice Cream Sandwich — in the infographic below. What updates do you think were most influential? At what point did you decide that Android was ... Read More »