1. Apple Watch vs. Android Wear, Pebble and Samsung Gear
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-08 at 06:33:07

The Apple Watch is almost here -- but it's not the only smartwatch on the block. Here's how it stacks up against the major competitors on the market.

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2. ​Apple Watch apps, the first wave: The good, the bad and the slightly weird
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-08 at 06:47:49

Apps are crucial to the success of the new Apple Watch. Here are some quick impressions of the initial batch of apps we've played with so far.

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4. Is This the Fate of Native Ads?
     Published by The Information on 2015-04-08 at 08:01:34

Native advertising, savior of the online publishing industry, could already be doomed. And if that’s the case, the disease that kills it may have been accidentally hatched in the very labs that were trying to fix its biggest weakness.

Let’s back up a...

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5. Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T gets a taste of Lollipop starting today
     Published by Android Central on 2015-04-08 at 07:16:32

AT&T has announced that the Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 will finally begin hitting devices starting April 8.  The other US carriers have been pushing the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update for a little while already, and today AT&T jo...

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6. OS X 10.10.3 With All-New Photos App Launching Later Today
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-04-08 at 06:01:30

OS X 10.10.3 with the all-new Photos app will be available Wednesday as a free software update for Mac users, according to The Associated Press. The news organization mentioned the release date as part of its in-depth review about the all-new Photos for O...

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7. Android Lollipop now on 5.4 percent of devices
     Published by Android Central on 2015-04-08 at 06:01:16

The slow march to Lollipop continues, with Android 5.1 just starting to show up on the chart.  Google's monthly version number check-in has arrived, and to the surprise of no one the chart shows slight moves all across the board. Multiple batches of Andro...

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8. One Einstein ring to rule them all
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-08 at 00:14:56

Gravitational lensing has produced a spectacular ring from a starburst galaxy nearly 12 billion light-years from Earth.

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10. Indian E-Commerce Giant Snapdeal Buys Bill Payment Service FreeCharge
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-08 at 03:11:45

 Snapdeal, the SoftBank- and eBay-backed online commerce company in India, has completed what it called “one of the biggest acquisitions in the history of the internet industry in India” after it announced the acquisition of online transa...

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11. Canon Just Reinvented the Camcorder With the 4K Shooting XC10
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-08 at 07:00:00

The camcorder business has seen better years, but Canon is trying something new with its bizarre-looking XC10, a 4K video shooter meant for the discerning video makers who want something small and powerful, that in no way resembles the dad-cams of yore. ...

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12. Japan Invented the Selfie Stick. In 1983. 
     Published by Kotaku on 2015-04-08 at 04:45:00

You might have heard the story about the American who invented the original selfie stick about a decade ago. Thing is, it was apparently invented in Japan earlier than that. Much earlier. Read more...

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13. The Radicalization of Jar Jar Binks
     Published by Wired on 2015-04-08 at 05:00:29

When the author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars took on The Phantom Menace, he turned the Gungan from embarrassing footnote to revolutionary.
The post The Radicalization of Jar Jar Binks appeared first on WIRED.

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14. Xbox One Gets Over-The-Air TV Powers In The U.S. And Canada
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-08 at 07:27:05

 Xbox One owners have a new way to get TV on their console: The game machine supports over-the-air TV now for those in the Xbox One Preview program, and in the coming months for everyone else, provided that you also pick up an $80 Hauppauge WinTV-955...

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16. Seriously, Stop Demonizing Almonds
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-08 at 09:00:00

We have seen the real cause of the California drought, and it’s one crunchy inch tall. One gallon of water to grow a single nut? BAN THEM ALL, writes everyone. But almond outrage is misplaced. We shouldn’t stop eating any fruit or vegetable due to how...

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19. HTC One M9+ officially announced for China
     Published by Android Central on 2015-04-08 at 03:16:29

HTC has finally announced the Chinese variant of the HTC One M9. What makes this HTC One M9+ so special is the considerable bump in specifications from the international flagship.

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20. Next year’s big Windows 10 update is codenamed ‘Redstone’
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-04-08 at 04:32:00

You know the drill: Microsoft releases a new OS and, roughly a year later, a hefty service pack arrives with a raft of fixes and added features. Neowin is reporting that the company will put out two updates in June and October of next year, both unde...

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