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May 15, 2015

First Apple HomeKit Devices to Debut Next Month

Apple says that the first batch of smart home devices running its HomeKit software will start shipping in June—despite a recent Fortune report to the contrary. According to the Wall Street Journal, an Apple spokesperson says that we’ll get our first taste of Apple-crafted home automation within a few short weeks.

Apple competitor Samsung has already jumped into the Internet-of-Things game with its purchase of SmartThings last year.

Said Apple’s Trudy [...]

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May 15, 2015

Adorable Google Car to Drive on Real Roads

Google has taken another step forward in its mission to make an autonomous car a reality. Its super-cute Self-Driving Car prototype, which looks like it just drove out of a Pixar movie, will soon be put through its paces on real roads throughout Mountain View, California.

According to a post by the project director Chris Urmson, the cars will run the same software that was installed on the company’s Lexus RX450h SUV fleet of self-driving cars, which had “logged nearly a million [...]

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May 14, 2015

This Is the Coolest Drone In the World and You Can Own It for $499

If you ever wished a theme song played as you walked down the street, this new product I’m about to share will be right up your alley. No, it’s not a flying speaker that follows you around, though I have a feeling that’s certainly possible now with this invention. It’s a flying camera that follows you around and shoots 1080p 60fps video. It can also shoot in slo-mo at 120fps in 720p. What is this new magical device? It’s called the Lily and it looks insanely [...]

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May 14, 2015

Verizon Announces LG Lancet Windows Phone

It’s here, and it’s cheap: Verizon has officially announced the long-rumored LG Windows Phone called the Lancet. Despite the fact that the images of the phone on Verizon’s website seem limited to renders, we now know the device’s specs and pricing. While there’s nothing too particularly exciting under the hood, the phone is a relative bargain at a full price of $120.

Will the Lancet be capable of running Windows 10 Mobile? We’ll know later this [...]

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May 14, 2015

Problem: Apple Watch Has Huge Security Flaw

While the iPhone has been protected by an automatically activated security measure, the Activation Lock, that feature doesn’t seem to exist on the Apple Watch. A post on iDownloadBlog on Wednesday details an easily exploited security hole in the high profile (and expensive) wearable that could allow thieves who steal an Apple Watch to reset it for later use or resale. That’s a big deal.

Activation Lock is an iOS feature that requires a user to enter an Apple ID and Password to [...]

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May 13, 2015

What to Do If Google News Isn’t Indexing Your Site

I’m writing this because this recently happened to us here at BestTechie after we pushed our redesign live — all of the sudden our latest content stopped appearing on Google News. “What gives?” I thought. The weird thing to me was that for a few days after the redesign went live our articles were still being indexed, nonetheless, suddenly they just stopped showing up. Like any publisher, I was determined to fix it.

Below I’m going to outline various [...]

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May 13, 2015

New Moto 360 and ZenWatch Wearables Looming

Android Wear has been around for roughly a year, and that means it’s about time for new devices featuring Google’s wearable operating system to start making their way to store shelves. This week, news of two such devices hit the web, though when they might actually make their retail debut is anybody’s guess.

This entry in Bluetooth SIG seems to indicate the new Moto 360 is in the midst of testing.

For starters, a post on Droid-Life seems to have [...]

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May 13, 2015

Domino’s Lets You Order a Pizza in the Most Ridiculous Way Possible

Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle says, “It’s the epitome of convenience.”

I think it’s silly.

I’m talking about the newest way to order a pizza from Domino’s — via tweet. But here’s where things get ultra-weird. You can either send a tweet to Domino’s using #EasyOrder… or you can send the pizza emoji.

This thing. 

We’ve seen companies fool around with accepting orders on Twitter — [...]

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