Indie games get a permanent home on the App Store

Independent games have always been a crucial slice of the iOS app market. Now, Apple is adding a new section to the App Store to better highlight these games from smaller studios, which can sometimes get lost in the shuffle of big-budget titles and free-to-play behemoths. The new Indie Game …

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The Muse 5 wireless earbuds are too basic for the price

Last fall, an obscure company named Erato released some of the first usable wireless earbuds. The Apollo 7 earbuds were tiny, produced decent sound, and had a Bluetooth connection that didn’t cut out all the time — a problem that doomed similar products. The big issue was a pair of …

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Google’s new encoder makes JPEGs up to 35 percent smaller

Speed is everything on the internet, and as a general rule of thumb: the smaller the file, the faster it’ll load. To help with that, Google created a new open-source JPEG encoder that will purportedly reduce the file sizes of images while maintaining picture quality, allowing websites to load faster. …

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I find B&O Play's new tangerine headphones irresistible

March is only halfway through, but it’s already been a busy month for anyone studying the intersection of fashion and technology. From Huawei’s colorful new P10, through the excesses of the Geneva Motor Show, to the two luxury Android Wear smartwatches announced by Tag Heuer, a couple of days ago, …

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A 2-minute tour of this year's South by Southwest Conference

For one big week in March every year, Austin, Texas is overrun by culture and tech. Yes, I’m talking about the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals. (It’s often abbreviated SXSW, but don’t try to pronounce that. People just call it “South By” for short.) South By is four festivals …

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