Why I’m Breaking Down and Buying an Apple Watch

Why I’m Breaking Down and Buying an Apple Watch

I’ve gone back and forth over the last several weeks trying to decide whether an Apple Watch was for me. After all, I’m not so sure that wearables really are the next big thing like so many others argue and I’m convinced that they need to change dramatically in order to provide a real competition to traditional watches.

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Vampire Squid feeds upon waste, blasts eggs

Vampire Squid feeds upon waste, blasts eggs

Today you're going to learn about a squid that's been profiled by a couple of scientists in the latest Current Biology science publication. A paper has been released, you see, on the species Vampyroteuthis infernalis. That translates roughly to Infernal Vampire Squid, or Vampire Squid from Hell. It's not a pleasant name, to be sure, but it's fitting. This creature doesn't suck blood, but it does live as close to the underworld as you're going to get, in the deep ocean, and it does eat bits and pieces of other animals. Not living animals - unless by chance - but waste, mostly.

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Researchers analyze 170 year old champagne from shipwreck

Researchers analyze 170 year old champagne from shipwreck

Back in the summer of 2010, 168 bottles of champagne were discovered in a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, about 50 meters deep and in well-preserved condition due to the protective nature of the cool and dark environment. Some of those bottles went on to be sold a year or so later, but three of them were sacrificed in the name of science, being studied in a “chemical and sensory analysis” to see what bottled champagne was like in the 1800s.

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Vines can now be shared to multiple social sites at once

Vines can now be shared to multiple social sites at once

Vine is equal parts amazing and terrifying. The looping, quick-hit videos are often hilarious, or maybe even amazing, but before you know it you’ve wasted a lot of time on the platform. To make those looping takes easier to find, Vine is announcing a new sharing feature for the service. Users who want to share a Vine can now distribute it to multiple sources at once — including Tumblr, where looping videos need to be. The update will hit iOS first, with Android support “coming soon”.

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Netflix confirmed in order for ‘Full House’ spinoff

Netflix confirmed in order for ‘Full House’ spinoff

Earlier this month, an anonymous source surfaced saying Netflix was toying with a spinoff of the 90s sitcom Full House, and that if the rumored series came to fruition it would be called Fuller House. The sources had made it sound like the reboot was a near-deal, and now a few weeks later it has all been proven true with an official announcement: Netflix is bringing back Full House in 2016, and some of the original cast members will be coming with it.

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Apple Watch still available for April delivery to some Developers

Apple Watch still available for April delivery to some Developers

All iPhone owners know by now the Apple Watch is coming really, really soon. Even if you’re not paying much attention to the news surrounding Apple’s wearable, apps are updating at a rapid clip to support the Apple Watch. There’s obviously no danger of users not having enough apps to toy with, but Apple is nonetheless trying to get Developers involved. Emails from Apple are being sent out to registered Developers, seemingly at random, inviting them to order an Apple Watch for expedited delivery.

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Adobe Lightroom mobile brings RAW to Android

Adobe Lightroom mobile brings RAW to Android

You can now edit photos in the RAW on your Android device thanks to Adobe Lightroom Mobile. This app's latest update includes tablet compatibility as well, plus the ability to work with microSD cards. This update is coming to users across the Android universe as early as this morning, with the roll-out scheduled to appear for all users by the end of this week. We've got the changelog here as well just in case you'd like to take a peek and see what's new in the house.

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Moshi Venturo review; a carry-all for the stylish

Moshi Venturo review; a carry-all for the stylish

If you’re traveling or just migrating through the city and need to tote your tech with you, options abound. One of the more versatile and stylish options, named Venturo, comes to use from Moshi. Though many think of Moshi as an Apple-only accessory maker, Venturo is one that doesn’t fill a specific OEM niche; it just wants to be your day-to-day tech bag. Well appointed, Venturo has its sights set on the urban professional who needs to catch the train to work, but has enough bells and whistles for all.

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Bento Android Launcher: learning you, loving you

Bento Android Launcher: learning you, loving you

The latest in Android home screen replacement software comes in the form of Bento, an app that'll aim to learn from you and give you what you want based on its own smart algorithm. "Oh Bento, what would I do without you?" This is the chatter of the enamored Bento user, one that's not satisfied with Google Now or competing services we've spoken about before. What does this launcher do for you? It takes the place of your brain's decision-making center, telling you what you'll enjoy.

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popSlate Review – iPhone gets an E Ink case

popSlate Review – iPhone gets an E Ink case

The back of your iPhone is little more than an advert for Apple, so why not make it functional? As YotaPhone has demonstrated, there’s no shortage of things you can do when the back of your smartphone is a display as well, but tempting iPhone owners to cross the aisle to Android is a tough sell. Enter popSlate, a crowdfunded success story that embeds an E Ink screen into an iPhone case. It’s taken a little longer than planned to reach the market, so is it a case of too-little, too-late?

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