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Apple Watch Edition buyers to get first-class treatment

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Those interested in buying a gold, $10,000-plus Apple Watch Edition won’t have to wait in line or get elbowed and pushed while they try out the wares in an Apple Store

According to a report by 9to5Mac, Apple Watch Edition buyers will get a unique purchasing experience — they’ll be able to skip queues, and a dedicated Expert will take them on a personalized shopping “journey”, which could last up to one hour

One of the…

5 things we learned about Silicon Valley culture from the Ellen Pao trial

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After three years, Ellen Pao’s long, difficult legal battle with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is finally at an end.

And although Pao didn’t get the outcome she’d hoped for, she seemed to take solace in the fact that she was able to tell her story — salacious details and all — to thousands of people around the world

For five weeks, Silicon Valley watched with rapt attention as the trial aired the…

Unlike drones, kite photography insists on staying under the radar

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NEW YORK, New York — On a frigid winter day at Brooklyn Bridge Park, I found myself flying a kite for the first time in 20 years

The kite’s owner and my instructor for the day was Scott Dunn, a tall, cheerful man. He handed me a remote control. It operated a complicated mechanical rig mounted with a digital camera dangling from the kite

I used the remote to twist and tilt the contraption. With another button, I triggered the camera’s shutter. In the brisk wind, I pointed the lens all over the…

Unlike drones, kite photography insists on staying under the radar

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NEW YORK, New York — On a frigid winter day at Brooklyn Bridge Park, I found myself flying a kite for the first time in 20 years

The kite’s owner and my instructor for the day was Scott Dunn, a tall, cheerful man. He handed me a remote control. It operated a complicated mechanical rig mounted with a digital camera dangling from the kite

I used the remote to twist and tilt the contraption. With another button, I triggered the camera’s shutter. In the brisk wind, I pointed the lens all over the…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: A beauty with a beastly compromise

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It’s hard to know what to make of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Once you get past the initial shock of seeing a smartphone that appears somehow “bent,” the curved sides looking as if the screen has somehow begun to melt away, you start to wonder, what it can do?

Compared to its predecessor (more accurately its progenitor), the Galaxy Note Edge, not a whole hell of a lot.

The Galaxy S6 Edge is shrewdly conceived, brilliantly engineered and smartly marketed.

The Note Edge was Samsung’s first phone…

Former Apple, NASA and Pixar developers launch beautiful Olio smartwatch

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The Apple Watch is a high-tech timepiece from a powerhouse company, but what do you call a smartwatch designed by some of the brightest alum from companies like Google, Pixar, HP, NASA, Movado and, of course, Apple?

Let’s start with the name: the Olio. The sleek smartwatch has a promising advantage of standing out in an increasingly saturated market if it’s all-star team of founders, designers and developers is any indication

Coding and creativity could conquer the digital divide

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LONDON — Technology has an image problem.

That’s what Belinda Parmar, CEO and founder of Little Miss Geek and Lady Geek, said in a panel at the +SocialGood UK conference in London on Friday.

In conversation with Brothers for All cofounder Robyn Scott, Tech City UK CEO Gerard Grech, BT Group CEO Gavin Patterson and Mashable UK editor Blathnaid Healy, Parmar discussed the lack of girls in STEM, citing declining numbers…

Slack gets hacked, adds two-factor authentication

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Slack, the popular work communications app, reported on Friday that it had been hacked.

According to an internal investigation, the security breach occurred in February and lasted up to four days, affecting Slack’s central user database containing usernames, email addresses, encrypted passwords and other sensitive information.

Although Slack said users’ passwords were unreadable to the hackers,…

Join our MashTalk to discuss big news from Samsung, Facebook and Periscope

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It’s been a crazy week in the tech world.

We got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Facebook announced a series of changes to Messenger and Periscope popped up as a threatening rival to live-streaming app Meerkat.

To break down these stories for you, we’ll be hosting a live Hangout on Air on Friday, March 27 at 2 p.m. ETMashable‘s senior tech analyst Christina Warren will be joined by tech editor Pete…

Why developers want to be on WhatsApp so badly

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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is good at putting on a conference. Attendees at this year’s F8 were greeted with a splashy tent-filled venue full of colorful lights, sounds of a carefully curated playlist, and piles of food around every corner

If that wasn’t enough, day one’s announcements and technical sessions were topped off with custom Patagonia vests and a Deadmau5 concert as a parting gift to the developers who paid nearly $500 to attend.

But swag, snacks and a free concert aside, for many…