TECHCRUNCH

  • Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble

    Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble

     Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder who sued the company for sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, has joined up with two other early Tinder employees, Chris Gulczynski and his parter Sarah Mick, to launch a direct competitor to Ti…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 10:30pm -
  • Digital Privacy Is “The New Frontier Of Human Rights”

    Digital Privacy Is “The New Frontier Of Human Rights”

     The impact of mass, digitally-enabled state surveillance upon individuals’ privacy has been described as “the new frontier of human rights” by Member of the European Parliament, Claude Moraes, who was giving an annual lecture on behalf of the…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 9:38pm -
  • Dislike That Computer Engineer Barbie Book? This Tool Lets You Rewrite It

    Dislike That Computer Engineer Barbie Book? This Tool Lets You Rewrite It

     Unless you unplugged your Internet and shut off your phone this week, you’ve probably heard the tale of Computer Engineer Barbie. I won’t spend too much time recapping it, but we cover it in more depth here. The short version: Mattel publishes…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 9:04pm -
  • Requiem for a Unicorn

    Requiem for a Unicorn

     Editor’s Note: Micah Rosenbloom is a Venture Partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund. Marc Andreessen has said that there are 15 companies per year that generate 90% of the returns for VCs. Startups jockey for position i…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • eBooks Could Finally Inch Past Print In 2018

    eBooks Could Finally Inch Past Print In 2018

     PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts are predicting (again) that ebooks could soon edge out print as publishers’ most lucrative products. What does this mean? Essentially that a ebook popularity and pricing stabilizes, users will spend more on bits th…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 7:29pm -
  • Fitmob Gets More Funding As It Partners With Gyms And Looks To New Markets

    Fitmob Gets More Funding As It Partners With Gyms And Looks To New Markets

     Fitness marketplace Fitmob is growing fast and looking to grow even faster, and to do so it’s raised new strategic funding from Recruit Strategic Partners. The funding will be used as Fitmob adds more options to its fitness marketplace through pa…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Crowdsourced War

    Crowdsourced War

     Roughly 5,000 gallons of blood has been spilled in Eastern Ukraine, if the United Nation’s estimates that at least 4,000 have perished are any indication. Much of this bloodbath was avoidable; in fact, in 90 percent of potentially survivable batt…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Uber Über Alles

    Uber Über Alles

     Oh, Uber. Such a great service…run by such short-sighted, thin-skinned executives. Clue: when people criticize you and/or your company, suck it up, take the criticism on board and apologize/adjust if warranted, then shut up and move on. Do not mu…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • SF Has An S&M Problem

    SF Has An S&M Problem

     It’s a Friday night, and I am on the prowl. I’m with my friend Edgar, and we are looking for evidence of the increasing S&M problem among the denizens of America’s startup capital. We all know the story the past few months: it’s really bad…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:03pm -
  • UK Government Pushes IP-Matching In Latest Digital Counter-Terror Measure

    UK Government Pushes IP-Matching In Latest Digital Counter-Terror Measure

     ISPs and mobile operators will be forced to retain information linking IP addresses to individuals for 12 months under U.K. government counter-terrorism plans expected to be detailed next week. Read More
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:41pm -
  • Jolla’s Open Source iPad Alternative Raises More Than $1M In Two Days’ Crowdfunding

    Jolla’s Open Source iPad Alternative Raises More Than $1M In Two Days’ Crowdfunding

     Late last week Finnish mobile startup Jolla launched a crowdfunding campaign for a tablet running its open source Sailfish OS, smashing past its initial funding goal of $380,000 in a couple of hours. It has since pushed past the $1 million mark, wi…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 11:18am -
  • Marketplaces Are Eating Firms

    Marketplaces Are Eating Firms

     If software is eating the world, then marketplaces are one of the agents of destruction. Marketplaces are eating every type of firm on the planet. Let’s look at where the feasting is happening. Read More
    - 21 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • How To Raise Venture Capital In A Frothy Market

    How To Raise Venture Capital In A Frothy Market

     Raising venture funding may have just gotten a little tougher. A major investor recently announced that venture capitalists are “taking on an excessive amount of risk right now – unprecedented since ’99.” Read More
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:00am -
  • Is It The Beginning Of The End For Cable Or Just A New Beginning?

    Is It The Beginning Of The End For Cable Or Just A New Beginning?

     In mid-October of this year, HBO dropped a bombshell — albeit a long-rumored one — with the news that it would launch a standalone streaming service sometime in 2015. The media and Game of Thrones fans everywhere immediately went into overdrive…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future

    Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future

     As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that it would ind…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 11:26pm -
  • Colombia Is One Of Latin America’s Most Promising New Tech Hubs

    Colombia Is One Of Latin America’s Most Promising New Tech Hubs

     Ten years ago, the idea that Colombia would become a burgeoning hub for any dynamic industry beyond its notorious drug trade would have struck most observers as far-fetched. As recently as the turn of the century, conventional wisdom had it that th…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • Elon Musk Testing ‘X-Wing’ Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones For Landing

    Elon Musk Testing ‘X-Wing’ Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones For Landing

     Let’s face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution. The inventor and entrepreneur issued a minor tweet storm today, in which he detailed a new SpaceX program…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 9:37pm -
  • Debunking The 7 Myths of Marketing In The Enterprise

    Debunking The 7 Myths of Marketing In The Enterprise

     Over the last few months enterprise giants Oracle and Salesforce have put on shows featuring the likes of Hillary Clinton and Bruno Mars reminding all of us in the enterprise world that marketing matters. While most enterprise startups will never r…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Gillmor Gang: Cash or Charge

    Gillmor Gang: Cash or Charge

     The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Hard not to talk about Uber, given the clash between hubris and transformational momentum. The Gang swims in a sea of messaging apps, Facebook passport con…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Patrons Aims To Hook Your Office Up With Live Performances

    Patrons Aims To Hook Your Office Up With Live Performances

     Patrons is an app makes it easy to hook your place of business up with a band that has a little bit of free time before a performance. The idea is that the artist can pick up an extra gig while in town for another performance. It’s an offshoot fr…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:30pm -

REUTERS-TECH

  • Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service: NY post

    Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service: NY post

    (Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
  • Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data

    Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data

    ANTWERP Belgium (Reuters) - Airlines are seeking to work more closely with travel technology companies to mine customer data for ways to generate more revenue beyond ticket sales, emulating other industries already using such methods.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:49pm -
  • NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure

    NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:41am -
  • Singapore to regulate taxi-booking apps Uber, GrabTaxi

    Singapore to regulate taxi-booking apps Uber, GrabTaxi

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Friday it plans to regulate fast-growing third-party taxi booking services like Uber and GrabTaxi for the first time, capping fees and requiring them to dispatch only licensed cabs and drivers.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:57am -
  • Obama's immigration tweaks leave Big Tech wanting more

    Obama's immigration tweaks leave Big Tech wanting more

    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to make life a little easier for some foreign tech workers, but Silicon Valley representatives are disappointed his immigration rule changes will not satisfy longstanding demands for m…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:08am -
  • "Assassin's Creed Unity" game delay hurts GameStop's revenue

    "Assassin's Creed Unity" game delay hurts GameStop's revenue

    (Reuters) - GameStop Corp posted quarterly revenue and profit well below analysts' estimates as the delayed release of "Assassin's Creed Unity," and flagging videogame software sales more than offset high demand for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:06am -
  • U.S. accuses China of cyber spying on American companies

    U.S. accuses China of cyber spying on American companies

    (This version of the May 19th. story corrects sixth paragraph to show that not all victims had filed trade cases)
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:10pm -
  • Assassin's Creed Unity delay hurts GameStop's revenue

    Assassin's Creed Unity delay hurts GameStop's revenue

    (Reuters) - GameStop Corp reported quarterly revenue and profit well below analysts' estimates as the delayed release of Assassin's Creed Unity and flagging videogame software sales more than offset high demand for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:05pm -
  • Chipmaker Marvell's fourth-quarter revenue forecast disappoints

    Chipmaker Marvell's fourth-quarter revenue forecast disappoints

    (Reuters) - Marvell Technology Group Ltd forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the current quarter as weak demand for its chips used in third-generation mobile communication offset a rise in sales of its more profitable 4G LTE chips.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • Cable & Wireless helped Britain spy on the world: Channel 4

    Cable & Wireless helped Britain spy on the world: Channel 4

    LONDON (Reuters) - Telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless helped Britain eavesdrop on millions of Internet users worldwide, Channel 4 reported on Thursday, citing previously secret documents leaked by a fugitive former U.S. National Security Agency…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:49pm -
  • Intel gives upbeat outlook for 2015 revenue, stock gains

    Intel gives upbeat outlook for 2015 revenue, stock gains

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel, helped by a stabilizing personal computer market, gave a revenue outlook for 2015 that was above Wall Street's expectations and also raised its dividend, sending its shares higher.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:43pm -
  • Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation: filing

    Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation: filing

    (Reuters) - Google Inc has agreed to settle litigation with patent consortium Rockstar, though terms of the deal were not disclosed in a court filing made public this week.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:35pm -
  • Telefonica does not rule out a sale of O2 in the UK

    Telefonica does not rule out a sale of O2 in the UK

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Telefonica would have to consider its options regarding its UK presence, including a sale of the O2 business, if more of the market moves to bundling fixed and mobile telecom services, a top executive said on Thursday.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:11pm -
  • Square rolls out mobile sales register software to firms worldwide

    Square rolls out mobile sales register software to firms worldwide

    LONDON (Reuters) - Square, a mobile payments firm founded by Jack Dorsey, one of the creators of Twitter, is rolling out software worldwide that allows businesses to track sales, inventories and other data on smartphones and tablets.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:59pm -
  • GoDaddy aims to list next year, seeks $4.5 billion valuation: NY Post

    GoDaddy aims to list next year, seeks $4.5 billion valuation: NY Post

    (Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc is planning an initial public offering early next year that would value the world's biggest provider of web addresses at roughly $4.5 billion, the New York Post said.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:03pm -

TECHNICALLY PERSONAL

MASHABLE!

  • NewLorde compares meeting Pitbull to meeting President Obama

    Lorde compares meeting Pitbull to meeting President Obama

    Not sure we agree with you on this one, Lorde.While prepping for Sunday night's American Music Awards, teen pop queen Lorde met host Pitbull backstage for the first time, and shared a glowing tweet about their interaction. Lorde was so enamored with…
    - 13 mins ago, 24 Nov 14, 2:09am -
  • NewAre you stuck in a political bubble? This site aims to help

    Are you stuck in a political bubble? This site aims to help

    While many online publishers live and die by page views and uniques, John McIntyre says he has no idea how many people are visiting his RealClear network of sites each monthFor co-founder McIntyre, a better metric is "core traffic growth," the peopl…
    - 17 mins ago, 24 Nov 14, 2:05am -
  • NewTaylor Swift opens AMAs with fiery 'Blank Space' performance

    Taylor Swift opens AMAs with fiery 'Blank Space' performance

    Taylor Swift's American Music Awards performance just went down in flames ... much like her past 10 relationshipsThe biggest singer of the moment opened Sunday's AMAs with a quite literal fiery performance of her hit single "Blank Space," recreating…
    - 49 mins ago, 24 Nov 14, 1:33am -
  • NewKaty Perry slams 'perverted old men' in Australia

    Katy Perry slams 'perverted old men' in Australia

    Pop star Katy Perry has been having a pretty rough time since arriving in Australia.It all went downhill when she tried to visit Obelisk Beach in Mosman, Sydney on Saturday. As celebrities of this calibre aren't a regular occurrence in Australia, th…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Nov 14, 1:00am -
  • NewEgyptian Cyber Army: The hacker group attacking ISIS propaganda online

    Egyptian Cyber Army: The hacker group attacking ISIS propaganda online

    There's a new hacking group in cyberspace, and it's going after the Islamic State's online propaganda.Last week, less than 24 hours after ISIS social media accounts posted a threatening message from the group's leader, the audio recording was replac…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • The 3 fitness trackers to look out for on Black Friday

    The 3 fitness trackers to look out for on Black Friday

    It was a huge year for fitness trackers: not only did we see sleeker, smarter wristband wearables surface from the major players in the space like Fitbit and Jawbone, big tech manufacturers like Samsung and Microsoft threw products into the ever-satu…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 11:08pm -
  • Tensions mount as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

    Tensions mount as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

    Tensions ran high over the weekend, as residents in Ferguson, Missouri, await word on whether a grand jury will indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael BrownAnticipating large-scale demonstrations, authorities set up ba…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 10:20pm -
  • Why is the average pop song only 3 minutes long?

    Why is the average pop song only 3 minutes long?

    There's a famous Billy Joel song called "The Entertainer." In it, the piano man warbles about the perils of the music industry, and having to limit himself to writing radio-friendly tracks."It was a beautiful song/But it ran too long/If you're gonn…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 10:03pm -
  • Woman jailed for trying to watch volleyball game in Iran gets out of prison

    Woman jailed for trying to watch volleyball game in Iran gets out of prison

    The British-Iranian woman jailed for protesting against Iran's ban on women watching men's volleyball matches was temporarily released from prison on Sunday.See also: Freed Iranian blogger sends first tweet after 6 years in prisonGhoncheh Ghavami,…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:17pm -
  • Teeny pygmy marmoset can't get enough of toothbrush massage

    Teeny pygmy marmoset can't get enough of toothbrush massage

    Oh, what we would give to be this baby pygmy marmoset enjoying a light toothbrush head massageNinita is a tiny orphaned monkey who lives at the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation. Born deaf and abandoned by her parents, the pygmy marmoset was han…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 7:11pm -
  • Bill Cosby breaks silence on rape allegations, friend drops bombshell

    Bill Cosby breaks silence on rape allegations, friend drops bombshell

    MELBOURNE, Florida — Bill Cosby lay on his back onstage, vividly recounting when he had farted inside his bedroom while showing his wife an exercise moveThe comedian’s jovial mood stood in stark contrast to the recent dark headlines — dominate…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:50pm -
  • 15 delightful photos of the Supreme Cat Show on Instagram

    15 delightful photos of the Supreme Cat Show on Instagram

    For one blissful day a year, serious cat lovers across Europe gather at the Supreme Cat Show to pay tribute to the most beautiful cats on the continentThe competition, which took place Saturday in Birmingham, England, is produced by the Governing Co…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:14pm -
  • Family tries to save pet from village's new ban on pit bulls

    Family tries to save pet from village's new ban on pit bulls

    A village in Louisiana has taken the step of banning residents from owning pit bulls and Rottweilers.And that doesn't just mean banning new dog purchases — Moreauville, Louisiana, announced it will impound dogs from any households that have not go…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:56pm -
  • 21 DIY holiday gifts that anyone would love

    21 DIY holiday gifts that anyone would love

    Macaroni art cards and itchy sweaters are not on the list this year.You don't have to be a big spender this holiday season to give your friends and family amazing gifts. The best part of giving someone a present is knowing that they're smiling out o…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • Paris looks to a future without love locks

    Paris looks to a future without love locks

    Paris is slowly, oh-so-slowly, moving toward a love lock-free future.Attaching a padlock, or a "love lock," to the bridges over the Seine as a symbol of one's love has become popular in the City of Light. The trend has been encouraged by the false b…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • Dramatic footage shows fire on train in central London station

    Dramatic footage shows fire on train in central London station

    LONDON — A fire broke out in a train carriage at a central London train station platform Sunday, closing it for two hoursThe dramatic incident was captured on camera by passenger Vincenzo Minore:See also: British company reunites lost teddy bear…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:38pm -
  • 10 professional athletes dish on their favorite restaurants

    10 professional athletes dish on their favorite restaurants

    Unless you're a techie genius who sold his Internet stock for millions of dollars, or are the heir of an oil tycoon, you will probably never live the lifestyle of a professional athlete in America. These young stars are paid millions of dollars to pl…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • 2 children in Ohio test negative for Ebola, report says

    2 children in Ohio test negative for Ebola, report says

    UPDATED 4:09 p.m. ET: The two children tested negative for Ebola on Sunday afternoon, after they were taken into Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, according to a report.BREAKING: Tests come back negative for two children being teste…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:46pm -
  • Stoner Woody Harrelson sings 'Kumbaya' in 'SNL' digital extra

    Stoner Woody Harrelson sings 'Kumbaya' in 'SNL' digital extra

    Woody Harrelson is a known lover of marijuana, particularly "adult brownies." So it's no surprise that during his Nov. 15 hosting gig for SNL, the Mockingjay actor played a dreadlocked stoner celebrating New York City's new ruling that police can't…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:35pm -
  • University of Virginia suspends fraternities amid rape investigation

    University of Virginia suspends fraternities amid rape investigation

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The University of Virginia on Saturday suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men at a fraternit…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:26pm -
  • 10 things you may not know about 'Serial'

    10 things you may not know about 'Serial'

    There will not be a new episode of the wildly popular investigative podcast Serial released on Thanksgiving. Trust us, we know how you feelMost listeners impatiently await the weekly release of investigative podcast surrounding the 1999 murder of Ha…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • 'SNL' cold open spoofs immigration reform with 'Schoolhouse Rock!'

    'SNL' cold open spoofs immigration reform with 'Schoolhouse Rock!'

    Saturday Night Live's Capitol Hill cold open saw the return of an old childhood favorite: Schoolhouse Rock! But halfway through Kenan Thompson's rousing rendition of "I'm Just a Bill," Jay Pharoah as U.S. President Barack Obama shows up to derail th…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:58pm -
  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

    Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

    WASHINGTON — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four t…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:42pm -
  • How to make a snow globe out of a mason jar

    How to make a snow globe out of a mason jar

    Shake up your holiday gift-giving with a fun, personalized present that anyone would love.The holidays are a great time to bust out your craft supplies for some fun and easy DIY projects — like snow globes. Kids and adults alike can't resist shak…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • America's richest generation got really, really lucky

    America's richest generation got really, really lucky

    Jon Burkhart was born during the Great Depression, and like many members of his generation, he couldn't have been luckier. For most of their working lives, he and his wife saved 10% of everything they earned. They made some smart investments, but the…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:15pm -
  • Thank 'SNL' for your new Thanksgiving anthem: 'Back Home Ballers'

    Thank 'SNL' for your new Thanksgiving anthem: 'Back Home Ballers'

    For those making travel playlists for Thanksgiving week, the ladies of Saturday Night Live have your new home-for-the-holidays anthem: "Back Home Ballers." Host Cameron Diaz joins "Yr Girls" to rap about heading home to mom and dad, only to be treat…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:06pm -
  • Those spiders aren't as dangerous as you think

    Those spiders aren't as dangerous as you think

    Toxic spiders have a terrible reputation. Yet even though deadly spider bites are regular fodder for scary stories, spider experts say it's actually quite rare for anyone to suffer serious injuries from the world's deadliest spiders.There are more t…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:15pm -
  • 9 fantastic gifts that aren't just clutter

    9 fantastic gifts that aren't just clutter

    By your 10th pair of socks or day planner No. 4, you may realize what the holidays are actually about: clutter.This year, practice the art of uncluttered giving and spread the cheer brought on by drawers that aren't holding two dozen dust-collecting…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 11:06am -
  • 3 career experts share the keywords that stand out on a cover letter

    3 career experts share the keywords that stand out on a cover letter

    Cover letters are tough to crackThey're the lengthier cousins of resumes, requiring you to call upon your writing skills and explain why you deserve the job. It can be a frustrating process, one that sometimes feels like a blatant cry of, "Please ju…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 11:04am -
  • It's hard enough to balance a cocktail, let alone on ice skates

    It's hard enough to balance a cocktail, let alone on ice skates

    St. Moritz, Switzerland, hosts a multitude of winter sports, including skiing, ice skating, tobogganing and more recently, snowboarding. It was and is a favorite destination of the super-rich, apparently ranking as one of the world's most expensive s…
    - 16 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 10:03am -

CNN-TECH

  • Website streams private webcams

    Website streams private webcams

    A Russian website is streaming video from private webcams around the world. Laurie Segall reports.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:43am -
  • How close can a drone fly to your plane?

    How close can a drone fly to your plane?

    Attorney Danny Cevallos explains a few of the legal questions surrounding civilian drones.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:42am -
  • The security gadget that's always listening

    The security gadget that's always listening

    For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smokin…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:29am -
  • The home security device that's always listening

    The home security device that's always listening

    For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smokin…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:45pm -
  • Flip phones are hip again

    Flip phones are hip again

    Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically su…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:31pm -
  • Flip phones are hip again

    Flip phones are hip again

    Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically su…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:31pm -
  • $50 earthquake alarm could save thousands of lives

    $50 earthquake alarm could save thousands of lives

    In September 1985 a devastating earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter Scale smashed into Mexico City killing 10,000 people and leaving parts of the city in ruins.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:18pm -
  • After hopping on a comet, Mercury is next up

    After hopping on a comet, Mercury is next up

    After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now heading to scorching-hot Mercury with its BepiColombo spacecraft.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
  • No bank required: Peer-to-peer is changing lending

    No bank required: Peer-to-peer is changing lending

    It's said that lending to friends is a good way to lose them, but how about lending to a complete stranger?
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:05pm -
  • Africa's mobile money comes to Europe

    Africa's mobile money comes to Europe

    Snapchat may be the latest application to offer a mobile payment feature, but the idea that made Snapcash possible was spawned more than seven years ago in Africa.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • First a comet, then Mercury

    First a comet, then Mercury

    After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now heading to scorching-hot Mercury with its BepiColombo spacecraft.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • Africa's mobile money makes its way to Europe with M-Pesa

    Africa's mobile money makes its way to Europe with M-Pesa

    Snapchat may be the latest application to offer a mobile payment feature, but the idea that made Snapcash possible was spawned more than seven years ago in Africa.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • Bowling lanes? Unlimited beer? Awesome work perks

    Bowling lanes? Unlimited beer? Awesome work perks

    Freezing staff members' eggs, creating a disco tunnel in the office or offering unlimited vacation time - companies are thinking outside the box to keep their staff happy.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:35am -
  • There's an app that needs you

    There's an app that needs you

    From avoiding traffic jams, to analyzing pedestrian flow patterns, to finding the best public toilet in town, crowdsourcing apps are on the rise.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • Why the music biz is still dazed and confused

    Why the music biz is still dazed and confused

    The founders of SoundCloud and Beats -- and Bono -- weigh in on the future of the digital music industry.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • The car that can rebuild itself

    The car that can rebuild itself

    See how MIT's 4D printing programme could make autonomous robots that don't need people.
    - 25 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 1:13pm -
  • Netiquette: Saying farewell

    Netiquette: Saying farewell

    So many folks manage to lose their netiquette heads when they scramble, legs flailing and akimbo, toward the denouement of events and life chapters. So here is the ultimate (get it?) digital-etiquette guide to a polite big finish.
    - 28 Dec 12, 10:03pm -
  • 10 smartphone habits to avoid

    10 smartphone habits to avoid

    How annoying and rude and antisocial have we all become with our smartphones? We're embarrassing ourselves all over the place. Please stop.
    - 8 Oct 12, 4:00pm -
  • Five texts you should never send

    Five texts you should never send

    We're texting more than ever, and, like society, the texts themselves are getting worse and worse. Read on to learn just how terrible silent cell phone users are these days.
    - 27 Aug 12, 7:53pm -
  • An open letter to texting-mad teenagers

    An open letter to texting-mad teenagers

    Put your phone down for a second, teen texters -- there are some things you've got to hear.
    - 3 Aug 12, 3:59pm -

LIFE HACKER

  • Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    How can I open up a striped screw on an Apple Trackpad? Where can I find a good lock screen widget for Android Lollipop? What advice can you give someone trying a completely new career field? How can I run Orange Box on a Hackintosh? Read more…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • Make a Crispy Pie Crust With a Hot Baking Sheet

    Make a Crispy Pie Crust With a Hot Baking Sheet

    Pie tastes great any time of year, but the holiday season is prime time for pies of all flavors. A soggy pie crust can ruin an otherwise great pie, If you preheat your baking sheet, you'll end up with a better crust.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 9:00pm -
  • Find Your Drinks in a Dark Cooler with Glow Sticks

    Find Your Drinks in a Dark Cooler with Glow Sticks

    If you've been at a party at night, you might have trouble finding a drink in a cooler. Is that can bobbing in the ice water beer or soda pop? Put a glow stick in the water and light up the entire container.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Set AirDrop to “Contacts Only” to Protect Your Privacy (and Your Eyes)

    Set AirDrop to “Contacts Only” to Protect Your Privacy (and Your Eyes)

    AirDrop lets you transfer files between iOS devices with a swipe of your finger. It also lets you transfer the files to devices nearby. If you don't set it to "contacts only,' anyone near you can send files.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Here are the Best Black Friday Deals We Know About So Far

    Here are the Best Black Friday Deals We Know About So Far

    We've populated our Black Friday hub with the best deals to be revealed so far. Of course, we expect price matches, undercuts, and alternate options to pop up as things get underway, and we'll be updating constantly.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:46pm -
  • Five Best Android Phones: 2014 Edition

    Five Best Android Phones: 2014 Edition

    There's no shortage of great Android phones on the market if you're looking to switch, buy your first, or upgrade. Even so, there are certainly some phones that stand above others, either because they have great specs, include good software, get fas…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Avoid Being “Too Nice” to Avoid Needy People

    Avoid Being “Too Nice” to Avoid Needy People

    If you are nice to others, people will be nice to you. That's common sense. Sometimes though, being overly nice isn't always the best policy. We can attract the wrong kinds of people by being nice all the time.Read more...
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Some of Your Favorite Logitech Gear is Heavily Discounted, Today Only

    Some of Your Favorite Logitech Gear is Heavily Discounted, Today Only

    Logitech makes some of our favorite computing gear, and Amazon is discounting a massive collection of it in today's Gold Box deal.Read more...
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • This Week's Top Downloads

    This Week's Top Downloads

    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:00am -
  • Have Kids Find the “Bargain Price” to Teach Them About Money

    Have Kids Find the “Bargain Price” to Teach Them About Money

    When kids want you to buy something, they don't always learn the value of money. It's your money, not theirs. Agree to pay the lowest price you can find for an item they want.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Change to a Better Airline Seat by Asking the Day of a Flight

    Change to a Better Airline Seat by Asking the Day of a Flight

    Most of us don't like the middle seat on a plane. We're crammed between two people. If those seats are all that is available on the flight, you aren't always stuck. Check in with the airlines right before the flight for a possible seat change.Read m…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • Dress in Bright Clothes to Lull The Winter Blues

    Dress in Bright Clothes to Lull The Winter Blues

    As the days get shorter with less sunlight, our wardrobes often shift to darker colors. Our moods often get a bit darker. Cheer up a bit and wear bright colors instead of the typical grays and blacks.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • Seal Your Home for the Winter Against Outdoor Critters

    Seal Your Home for the Winter Against Outdoor Critters

    When it starts getting cold outside, creepy critters want to stay warm. Mice and bugs realize your house is warmer than it is outside. Now's the time to stop them at the gates before they join you for the winter.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 9:00pm -
  • This Discounted Alarm Clock Just Might Change Your Life

    This Discounted Alarm Clock Just Might Change Your Life

    Philips' line of wake-up lights have been incredibly popular among our readers, and it's no wonder why; they can change your life .Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 8:09pm -
  • Start With Cold Water For Better Mashed Potatoes

    Start With Cold Water For Better Mashed Potatoes

    Mashed potatoes are easy: boil some potatoes and mash them. Starting the process with cold water make sure the potatoes cook evenly.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Upgrade to a 240GB SSD For Just $90 Right Now

    Upgrade to a 240GB SSD For Just $90 Right Now

    There's no need to wait for Black Friday if you want to buy an SSD for the holidays; I'm pretty confident that this is one of the best deals you're going to see for awhile.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • “Ask Smithsonian” Videos Answer Scientific Questions in Plain Language

    “Ask Smithsonian” Videos Answer Scientific Questions in Plain Language

    If you or your kids have always wondered about a quirky scientific question, the Smithsonian might have the answer. A series of free videos on their web site asks some of life's most interesting questions.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Microwave

    How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Microwave

    Thanksgiving is meant to be a time of reflection and solemn appreciation of the joyful bounties that our lives have bestowed upon us—or, more likely, a time to gorge on football marathons and good food. But who wants to spend every waking turkey…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • Top 10 Web Sites You Should Visit at Least Once a Year

    Top 10 Web Sites You Should Visit at Least Once a Year

    Yearly checkups and other things we should do regularly—but not necessarily that often—can easily be forgotten over the other 364 days' full of events. Put these ten sites (or types of sites) on your calendar for your yearly visit, though, and y…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • "Second Cousins," "Once Removed", and More Explained in Chart Form

    "Second Cousins," "Once Removed", and More Explained in Chart Form

    With the holidays coming up, many of us are meeting relatives from our extended family. When they explain how they're related, some of the terms are confusing. This chart gives you an easy guide.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Prepare Now to Avoid the Effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Prepare Now to Avoid the Effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Winter is just beginning, and with it comes the winter blues, or worse, Seasonal Affective Disorder. The time to start prepping for those dark and gloomy cold-weather days is now.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:30am -
  • Avoid Accumulating "Truth Debt" by Comparing Honesty with Money

    Avoid Accumulating "Truth Debt" by Comparing Honesty with Money

    It can be easy to lie—especially when you're trying to stay out of trouble or avoid confrontation—but it can catch up with you. If you have trouble sticking to the truth, imagine each lie you tell as a charge on an imaginary truth credit card.Re…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -

MEMEBURN

  • Content trickery will only alienate your audience

    Content trickery will only alienate your audience

    Brands, agencies and publishers need to take a consumer-friendly approach to digital native advertising that emphasises transparency and value to the reader if they want it to strengthen, rather than damage, their brands. Ads thinly disguised as edit…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • Gearburn’s 2014 Christmas gift guide to trendy gizmos and gadgets

    Gearburn’s 2014 Christmas gift guide to trendy gizmos and gadgets

    It’s that time of year again. Unfortunately (or fortunately for those receiving gifts) the Holiday Season comes with its own set of headaches and charms. One of the latter is definitely not gift shopping. So, to help you out on your quest, we here…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:40am -
  • 13 companies doing really innovative things on mobile

    13 companies doing really innovative things on mobile

    South African public transport app GoMetro was among the winners at the Meffys — an international awards ceremony for measuring success and rewarding innovation across the mobile ecosystem. Organised by MEF, the global community for mobile content…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:36am -
  • Your startup is up and running, now what? The one question you need to remember

    Your startup is up and running, now what? The one question you need to remember

    A startup is like an infant: it keeps you awake from early in the morning, until late at night. An established business is when your kid is all grown up, left the house and now you can finally go and get a real holiday! But what about the transition…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:35am -
  • 50 young Africans who could totally transform the continent

    50 young Africans who could totally transform the continent

    The fact that more than half of Africa’s population is under the age of 25 is often cited as one of the things in its favour going forward. With seven of the world’s top ten fastest growing economies on the continent, it does however mean that th…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:30am -
  • Here’s why you should pay as much attention to your own brand as your company’s

    Here’s why you should pay as much attention to your own brand as your company’s

    Brand consistency — in the long term – ensures consistent business and career growth. Very often business owners steer clear of focusing on their personal brand, as they do not like the spotlight. The instinctive focus is on the PR and marketing…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:30am -
  • Triple your Instagram following with these simple steps [Infographic]

    Triple your Instagram following with these simple steps [Infographic]

    Instagram has come a long way from being the glorified breakfast image board it once was. As a result, it’s now fairly tricky for croissant-loving novices to cultivate their online presence. Not only is it difficult to garner a reliable following,…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:15am -
  • One of Google X’s Project Loon balloons crashes in the Karoo

    One of Google X’s Project Loon balloons crashes in the Karoo

    A Karoo farmer has stumbled upon a Planet Loon balloon that crashed on his farm. Beeld reported yesterday that Urbanus Botha, a farmer in the Karoo, a vast semi-arid region in the South African interior, at first thought it was a weather balloon fro…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:09am -
  • Twitter now lets you share tweets via DM

    Twitter now lets you share tweets via DM

    Ever wanted to show someone on Twitter a tweet without the rest of your followers seeing it? Well, if you have their email address you’ve always been able to, but now you can DM it to them on Twitter too. The feature comes as part of the latest upd…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:05am -
  • Orange wants to bridge SA’s digital divide with free WiFi initiative

    Orange wants to bridge SA’s digital divide with free WiFi initiative

    Free WiFi services seem to be proliferating in South Africa, with startups like Project Isizwe and telecoms like Orange stepping up to connect the country’s citizens. French telecommunications service provider Orange, in partnership with the City…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:20am -

Make Use Of

  • 8 Android Apps Every World Traveller Needs

    8 Android Apps Every World Traveller Needs

    Travelling the world is a now seemingly ubiquitous pastime for everyone from students to pensioners. With smartphones and tablets equally as ubiquitous, we thought we’d put the two together to come up with the definitive list of eight Android apps…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Take Better Night Sky Photographs By Getting The Basics Right

    Take Better Night Sky Photographs By Getting The Basics Right

    Tired of taking night-time photos that come out dark, empty, and boring? Getting good results from your camera is difficult and requires more discipline than simply aiming at the sky and hoping it turns out okay. But once you learn the basics, your…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • How Much Do You Spend Buying Music? [MakeUseOf Poll]

    How Much Do You Spend Buying Music? [MakeUseOf Poll]

    The millionaire pop songstress Taylor Swift recently dumped Spotify because of its approach to selling music to the public. This raised questions over how we, the music-buying public, obtain music, and how much we should be paying for the privilege.…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 12:40pm -
  • Who Are The People Against Internet Freedom?

    Who Are The People Against Internet Freedom?

    The Internet, even though it’s something most of us have accepted as part of our lives, is still relatively young. Compared to other information mediums like newspapers and even TV, it’s still just a baby, and as such, it’s going to have some g…
    - 24 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:30am -
  • Help The Internet Remix Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer [Weird & Wonderful Web]

    Help The Internet Remix Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer [Weird & Wonderful Web]

    It’s fair to say Mattel hasn’t had a good week. And it’s all because of Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer, a book that was released in 2010 but which has recently caused controversy thanks to its ridiculous storyline and sexist overtones. Th…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:30am -
  • How To Use Apple Pay To Buy Things With Your iPhone

    How To Use Apple Pay To Buy Things With Your iPhone

    Your iPhone may some day be the only device you need to purchase products and services, but first you need to start using Apple Pay. Over three years ago, I replaced my wallet with my iPhone and a case, which holds up to three debit cards. Now …
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Why You Should Use Browsers for Browsing, Not Saving Information

    Why You Should Use Browsers for Browsing, Not Saving Information

    It’s nice that we can just fill out a form with one click and get things done. It really makes things simple. Thank goodness that modern web browsers have that capability. Oh, sure it makes it easier for you to get things done, but did you know it…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Hands On With Nokia’s New Z Launcher For Android

    Hands On With Nokia’s New Z Launcher For Android

    Nokia and Android are two words you don’t normally associate together. Prior to the being bought out by Microsoft, the Finnish tech giant was the largest manufacturer of Windows Phone smartphones. Whilst they did have a brief foray into the Android…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:30pm -
  • 5 Must-See Sites Before Going To See “The Hobbit – The Battle of The Five Armies”

    5 Must-See Sites Before Going To See “The Hobbit – The Battle of The Five Armies”

    Peter Jackson (a.k.a. God) has put the finishing touches to the final Hobbit movie – “The Battle of the Five Armies” – and it is due out on December 10th (I have blanked out the entire day as “busy” on Google Calendar). As a build-up to t…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:30am -
  • What’s Happening In The Google Labs?

    What’s Happening In The Google Labs?

    Surely you’ve heard of the Google Labs, it’s a place of imagination where some of the coolest possible products of the future are in the works. But what is Google actually working on there? Are there any products that will be of interest to you…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:30am -
  • Solve Your Mac OS X Clipboard Management Problems With iClip

    Solve Your Mac OS X Clipboard Management Problems With iClip

    Anyone who does a lot of copying and pasting of text on a computer knows how essential a clipboard manager is. I’ve used quite a few over the years, and while there are several great solutions, Irradiated’s iClip ($18.99, free trial) rises above…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • Everything You Need To Know About Your WhatsApp Privacy Settings

    Everything You Need To Know About Your WhatsApp Privacy Settings

    It’s on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, and boasts over 600 million active users worldwide – but after Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, should you be worried about your privacy? Earlier this year, we asked you if you use WhatsAp…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • The Easiest Raspberry Pi Media Centre, With RasPlex

    The Easiest Raspberry Pi Media Centre, With RasPlex

    The Raspberry Pi is a surprisingly capable little computer. In the past, we’ve show you how to make a Raspberry Pi home theatre with Rasbmc. Since we published that guide, an easier to use and better performing operating system has been released. T…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Rank Your Online Writing & Gather Social Influence With ClearVoice

    Rank Your Online Writing & Gather Social Influence With ClearVoice

    Achieving any goal can be easier if you have a way to measure and track your success, and writing is no exception. ClearVoice brings together data about all the articles you’ve written from all the sites you contribute to. With that data, it gives…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 3 Compelling Reasons Why Firefox’s Stance On Privacy Is Worth Paying Attention To

    3 Compelling Reasons Why Firefox’s Stance On Privacy Is Worth Paying Attention To

    Internet privacy is on the minds of many people including those who normally don’t pay much attention to technology. No one wants to think they’re being watched without consent or being boiled down to numbers in a database. Yet two of the main…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:00pm -

ALL THINGS DIGITAL

TECHSUPLEX

  • MTN suffers data outage following Data Bonanza. {Updated}

    MTN suffers data outage following Data Bonanza. {Updated}

    I said it. While writing the post about MTN’s 1GB gift, I casually mentioned that I hoped the network will hold up. It didn’t. As a result of the data gifting, MTN’s currently suffering a data outage on at least some lines. It’s unclear how w…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 5:57pm -
  • MTN is Gifting ALL its subscribers with 1GB data

    MTN is Gifting ALL its subscribers with 1GB data

    I know it sounds like link bait, but I assure you that it isn’t. MTN is gifting 1GB to all its subscribers to celebrate its 13th years of business in Nigeria. Again, even after explaining, the story still sounds like link bait, I got tipped from a…
    - 77 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 2:11pm -
  • New images of the upcoming BlackBerry Classic surface

    New images of the upcoming BlackBerry Classic surface

    BlackBerry has already announced that the BlackBerry Classic would be released around November, but it seems like the BlackBerry Passport’s announcement, sucked all the buzz about it off the internet. That’s not to say that the device isn’t the…
    - 78 days ago, 6 Sep 14, 6:08pm -
  • Here’s the iPhone 6: Images and details.

    Here’s the iPhone 6: Images and details.

    There have been a few leaks in the run up to the next iPhone’s official unveiling which is happening on the 9th of September but no one had posted images of a fully functional one…till today that is. Chinese site CNBeta have gotten their hands on…
    - 78 days ago, 6 Sep 14, 5:22pm -
  • Watch the TPL2 online here

    Watch the TPL2 online here

    The The Twitter Premiere League (TPL) 2 starts in a few minutes, and looks like it would be mighty fun. If like me you are many miles away from Lagos state, well, we have got you. The good guys behind The TPL have arranged for the games to be streame…
    - 79 days ago, 6 Sep 14, 10:30am -
  • University of Ilorin and Glo partner on e-Learning

    University of Ilorin and Glo partner on e-Learning

    Glo and University of Ilorin have entered into a partnership to build a platform where students can access their lectures and reach out to their lecturers over the internet from anywhere in the world. The deal which was reached after principal office…
    - 79 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 3:45pm -
  • TraveViz, a trade advisory startup launches in Nigeria

    TraveViz, a trade advisory startup launches in Nigeria

    With support from the Department of International Development (DFID), an advisory and data portal known as TradeViz has been launched to help importers, exporters and prospective investors simplify trade for Nigeria. The platform gives you easy acces…
    - 79 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 2:34pm -
  • Smartwatches and the Battery life Question

    Smartwatches and the Battery life Question

    The Moto 360 dropped today, and it’s no secret that I want one but even before I start putting my pennies in a piggybank, there are already opinions on why its battery life  and indeed the battery life on any smart watch right now makes it pointle…
    - 80 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 1:17pm -
  • The Moto 360 is now available for ~N40k

    The Moto 360 is now available for ~N40k

    The Moto 360, Motorola’s android wear running, first attempt at a smart watch is now officially available to the public to buy, if you have $250 (roughly N40,000) to spare that is. The Moto 360 which was announced about 5 months ago, features a 1.5…
    - 80 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 11:26am -
  • Meet the New Moto X (2014) and Moto G (2014): Still bang for buck

    Meet the New Moto X (2014) and Moto G (2014): Still bang for buck

    The Moto X and Moto G were two or the most interesting android smartphones that came out last year. Interesting in the sense that both offered users a pretty much premium experience on a budget device. The new Motorola (having been acquired by Lenovo…
    - 80 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 11:12am -

SEARCH ENGINE WATCH

TECHNOLOGY BEATS

FAST COMPANY

  • Can This Bracelet Help The Blind Better Understand Their Surroundings?

    Can This Bracelet Help The Blind Better Understand Their Surroundings?

    Ustraap, a wearable technology startup, helps the blind more effectively sense their surroundings.While technology helps the visually impaired better access the digital world (making it easy for them to quickly dictate emails or speak instructions in…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • Dyson Plans To Launch 100 New Products In The Next Four Years

    Dyson Plans To Launch 100 New Products In The Next Four Years

    A $2.35 billion innovation investment will help spur their development.Dyson plans to invest $2.35 billion into new technologies—$1.56 billion of that into its research-and-development efforts—and launch at least 100 new products in the coming fo…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:18pm -
  • The Recommender: Claudia Rojas Sees Numbers In Color

    The Recommender: Claudia Rojas Sees Numbers In Color

    The three best things on the Internet each week, as recommended by Fast Company team members. Claudia RojasPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Name: Claudia Rojas Role at Fast Company: Director of Web Projects. "I make sure the marketing team, de…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:02pm -
  • Uber's Emil Michael Probably Won't Be Fired, Says Report

    Uber's Emil Michael Probably Won't Be Fired, Says Report

    The executive lit an enormous media firestorm this week. So why is he still with the company?Uber senior vice president of business Emil Michael triggered a firestorm this week when his dinner comments about snooping on reporters with "opposition res…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:27pm -
  • I Attended A Conference Remotely Thanks To This Robot (And It Was A Very Strange Experience)

    I Attended A Conference Remotely Thanks To This Robot (And It Was A Very Strange Experience)

    With a telepresence robot, you can meet people and go to talks... kind of physically?It's just another morning for me in my Los Angeles apartment. When I get out of bed on November 18, I put on a flannel shirt, a large sweater, and sweatpants. I spre…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:45pm -
  • Canadian Designer Beats Nike To The Punch Making Self-Lacing Sneakers A Reality

    Canadian Designer Beats Nike To The Punch Making Self-Lacing Sneakers A Reality

    But will people still care if they don't look like the ones in Back to the Future II?Self-lacing sneakers have been a dream ever since Marty McFly pulled on a pair of futuristic Nikes in Back to the Future II, but they've never come to market despite…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • Behold! These Magic Tricks Were Conjured By Artificial Intelligence

    Behold! These Magic Tricks Were Conjured By Artificial Intelligence

    A machine invents its own magic tricks. But can it escape from a straitjacket?Every so often, machines hit a new milestone in their quest to think more like us. Some of them—from the first automated chess player in 1914 and MIT's 1964 precursor to…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • Ikea Reissues Original Midcentury Furniture

    Ikea Reissues Original Midcentury Furniture

    Mad Men meets Swedish design.If you find the Ikea catalog irresistible today, you should see what they were making 60 years ago: High-back Victorian seats, sleek papasan chairs, and, of course, plenty of the casually elegant midcentury modern stuff t…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • The Sony Logo That Never Was

    The Sony Logo That Never Was

    In 1981, Sony asked the public to redesign their logo. Then it realized it was a huge mistake.Except for some subtle refinements, Japanese electronics maker Sony has had the same logo since 1956. But to celebrate the company's 35th anniversary in 198…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • Apple's "Pirates Of Silicon Valley" Flag Gets Rehoisted

    Apple's "Pirates Of Silicon Valley" Flag Gets Rehoisted

    Legendary graphic designer Susan Kare recreates a computer counter-culture icon.One of the most definitive and defiant pieces of counterculture art to ever come out of Silicon Valley is now available for purchase. Susan Kare—the designer behind all…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:30pm -
  • This Lingerie Company A/B Tests The World's Hottest Women To See Who Makes You Click "Buy"

    This Lingerie Company A/B Tests The World's Hottest Women To See Who Makes You Click "Buy"

    All lingerie companies hire hot women to flaunt their wares. Adore Me goes (many) steps further—and the data is full of surprises.Sex doesn't sell, so forget the boudoir shot. Blondes don't work. Props distract. Couches are fine. Playing with hair…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:06am -
  • Regulation Is Squeezing Out Potrepreneurs, Clearing the Road For Big Cannabis

    Regulation Is Squeezing Out Potrepreneurs, Clearing the Road For Big Cannabis

    As the legal marijuana industry tilts more toward deep-pocketed investors, can small businesses hang on?For Julie Dooley, marijuana is a business and a cause.Read Full Story
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Productivity Tips From The Busiest People

    Productivity Tips From The Busiest People

    What do Dan Harmon, Ian Somerhalder, and Dhani Jones have in common? They're sharing their favorite productivity advice, here.From Elana Frankel's crazy schedule, the silly sensibility of Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, to even a dose of laziness…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:59am -
  • Solving Hidden Problems: The Struggle To Remove Barriers To Girls Education Globally

    Solving Hidden Problems: The Struggle To Remove Barriers To Girls Education Globally

    How global leaders and groups are removing barriers to women's education and entrepreneurship worldwide.The importance of providing economic resources to women worldwide is widely documented as a significant factor in human development.Read Full Stor…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:58am -
  • 10 Ways To Improve Your Well-Being (And Productivity)

    10 Ways To Improve Your Well-Being (And Productivity)

    Beginning when your feet hit the floor in the morning, these tips help you get more done without burning out in the process.Being more productive isn't about pushing yourself to do more, more, more, in the most efficient way possible. True productivi…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:56am -
  • Productivity Styles, Blocking Chatter, And Coding On The Fly: This Week's Most Popular Leadership Stories

    Productivity Styles, Blocking Chatter, And Coding On The Fly: This Week's Most Popular Leadership Stories

    We got a lot done this week, from learning the most productive people's secrets, to drowning out workplace chatter and learning to code.This week we discovered the optimum noise level for productivity, peeked inside how famous founders and creative-t…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:54am -
  • 7 Daily Mantras To Boost Your Productivity

    7 Daily Mantras To Boost Your Productivity

    Being more productive means first learning what and how to manage on a daily basis.There is no lack of conversation about what drives productivity. Do we drink more coffee? Should we take multiple short breaks? Do we need to have longer lunch breaks?…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:45am -
  • The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People

    The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People

    Do you have a routine for focus and a feeling of connectedness in your work? These great innovators had these traits in common.What makes someone ordinary become extraordinary? Is it their intellect or good luck? Is it their charisma and leadership q…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:33am -
  • The Company That's Turning Activists Into Coders

    The Company That's Turning Activists Into Coders

    Code for Progress is bringing more women and people of color to the tech world, and using their skills to change the world in the process.Coding isn't just for tech-wizards whipping up gadgets and apps in Silicon Valley. It has the power to create ne…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:21am -
  • 8 Things You Need to Know Before Brewing Up A Business From Scratch

    8 Things You Need to Know Before Brewing Up A Business From Scratch

    Lessons from a craft brew company on launching a new business from the bottom(s) up.Starting a business can be an exhilarating venture but more often than not the road to success is paved with trials that make one stop and think, "Wow, I wish I knew…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:00am -
  • Google's Internet Balloons Have Already Traveled 3 Million Kilometers

    Google's Internet Balloons Have Already Traveled 3 Million Kilometers

    The balloons now last more than 100 days thanks to refined manufacturing processes.Google's Internet balloons, part of an ambitious experiment called Project Loon to bring web connectivity to remote areas, have cumulatively traveled 3 million kilomet…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • Uber Hires IBM's Former Chief Privacy Officer To Review Its Practices

    Uber Hires IBM's Former Chief Privacy Officer To Review Its Practices

    Harriet Pearson worked at IBM for nearly two decades, overseeing security and data protection.Uber is in damage-control mode. To mitigate the offhand remarks an Uber exec made last week about potentially digging up dirt on journalists, the ridesharin…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:58pm -
  • Which Data Scientists Earn The Most Money?

    Which Data Scientists Earn The Most Money?

    O' Reilly Media's new salary survey reveals how to earn big money as a data professional: Move to California, learn Spark, and be a man.O'Reilly Media just published its 2014 Data Science Salary survey, which also identifies the favorite tools of dat…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:18pm -
  • Billboard To Add Streaming Data To Its Weekly Album Charts

    Billboard To Add Streaming Data To Its Weekly Album Charts

    Better late than never.Billboard, publisher of the music industry's scorecard of record, is finally catching up. Starting in December the company will include data from more than 1,500 music-streaming services in its weekly album charts, the biggest…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:33pm -
  • Dropbox Finally Adds Photo Albums To Carousel. What Took So Long?

    Dropbox Finally Adds Photo Albums To Carousel. What Took So Long?

    The photo backup app is also expanding to iPads, Android tablets, and the web.In the first major update to its Carousel photo backup app, Dropbox is adding albums and expanding the app's presence to iPads, Android tablets, and the web.Read Full Story…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:08pm -

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DIGITAL LIFE

  • California boy wakes from coma after surviving fall from 230-foot cliff

    California boy wakes from coma after surviving fall from 230-foot cliff

    A 4-year-old who fell from a 230-foot cliff woke from an induced coma on Wednesday — and his mom credits divine intervention for his survival.Jamie Guglielmino told TODAY that she and her son Sebastion Johnson were walking along a path near an ocea…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:15pm -
  • California boy wakes up from coma after fall from cliff

    California boy wakes up from coma after fall from cliff

    Four-year-old Sebastion Johnson has woken up from a coma after surviving a 230-foot fall from a cliff in Bodega Bay, California. Johnson was in a coma for nearly 10 days. NBC's Joe Fryer reports.
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:08pm -
  • Kristen Chenoweth performs 'Heart of the Matter'

    Kristen Chenoweth performs 'Heart of the Matter'

    Broadway star Kristen Chenoweth performs "Heart of the Matter" from of her new live album "Coming Home."
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:03pm -
  • Make Thanksgiving easy with Sandra Lee's quick turkey, garlic mashed potato recipes

    Make Thanksgiving easy with Sandra Lee's quick turkey, garlic mashed potato recipes

    Thanksgiving doesn't have to involve hours upon hours of cooking! To save you from spending an entire day in the kitchen, Sandra Lee stopped by TODAY to share her favorite easy Thanksgiving recipes, from a quickly prepared turkey that you just need t…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:40pm -
  • Meet the blind 13-year-old wrestler inspiring his teammate and family

    Meet the blind 13-year-old wrestler inspiring his teammate and family

    Max Lamm is in many ways your typical 13-year-old boy, enjoying his drum set, texting, and of course, wrestling. "I consider myself extremely lucky," Max told NBC's Craig Melvin on TODAY. "I've got a nice family, a lot of good friends, good teachers…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:24pm -
  • Actress Angela Leslie accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault

    Actress Angela Leslie accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault

    Another woman has stepped forward to accuse actor and comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault.Actress Angela Leslie, 52, said she was meeting Cosby in his Las Vegas suite in 1992 to discuss acting opportunities when he sexually assaulted her.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Woman spends $35K to find lost dog

    Woman spends $35K to find lost dog

    Janet Mihalfyi's dog Havoc disappeared last November after chasing a deer. Since then, Mihalfyi has spent more than $35,000 trying to find the dog using posters, calling services and even consulting four psychics. NBC's Peter Alexander reports.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:26pm -
  • Watch Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé's adorable kid version of 'Baby it's Cold Outside'

    Watch Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé's adorable kid version of 'Baby it's Cold Outside'

    Iconic crooners Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé have joined the ranks of duos such as Bette Midler and James Caan and Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart this holiday season with their recently released duet of the 1944 song, "Baby it's Cold Outside.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:46pm -
  • How one mother found happiness giving up her 'tiger mom' status

    How one mother found happiness giving up her 'tiger mom' status

    As the author to six parenting books and a regular contributor in British newspapers, Tanith Carey has made a career writing about parenting. But for a few years, Carey says she could have been defined by another label: tiger mom.Soon after Carey ga…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:13pm -
  • Father returns from Afghanistan to surprise daughter in sweet reunion

    Father returns from Afghanistan to surprise daughter in sweet reunion

    A young girl attending her school assembly this week believed it was nothing out of the ordinary. But her military father had a special surprise in store for her.On Wednesday in Midlands, South Carolina, Staff Sgt. Joel Specter, who had been serving…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:21pm -

ENGADGET

  • NewRecords reveal net neutrality chats between FCC and telecoms

    Records reveal net neutrality chats between FCC and telecoms

    It's no secret that the FCC has at least a few links to the communications companies it's policing. Chairman Tom Wheeler is a former lobbyist, and commissioners have taken industry jobs mere months after leaving office. However, Vice News has...
    - 25 mins ago, 24 Nov 14, 1:57am -
  • NewSophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008

    Sophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008

    Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex trojan that has been spying on everyone from...
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 11:58pm -
  • Here's why 'Too Many Cooks' is tailor-made for the internet

    Here's why 'Too Many Cooks' is tailor-made for the internet

    By now, there's a good chance that you've seen or heard about Adult Swim's Too Many Cooks -- an epic, warped internet video that sends up the overly tidy world of '80s and '90s sitcoms. But just why did this video manage to click with so many people…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • 4K, gaming and a tale of two monitors

    4K, gaming and a tale of two monitors

    Unlike most gadgets and peripherals, our computer monitors tend to stay with us for a good chunk of time. My current 23-incher has been with me since the days of my Palm Centro. So when it comes to shopping for a new display, it certainly pays to...
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • The rise of the robotic servant

    The rise of the robotic servant

    Chores are the bane of domesticity. Dull and repetitive tasks have already been farmed out to robots in industrial workplaces, so why not our homes, too? On a small scale, they've already arrived, just not quite in the way film and TV promised. For.…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper

    Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper

    Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.The Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off last week, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you a first look…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

    castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

    The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed by a group headed by ex-Valve engineers Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, features active shutter.…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 11:56am -
  • 3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

    3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

    You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where..…
    - 18 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:14am -
  • Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room

    Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room

    Eager to get a truly TV-oriented gaming PC without waiting until the official Steam Machine launch in 2015? Alienware is more than happy to oblige: at long last, it's shipping the Alpha console. You can now shell out $549 or more to get a living...
    - 21 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:58am -
  • Why celebrities are suing video game studios, the Fire HD 6 and other stories you might've missed

    Why celebrities are suing video game studios, the Fire HD 6 and other stories you might've missed

    So, why are certain celebrities suing video game companies? Well, it has a little somethin' to do with right of publicity law. This week, we broke down Lindsey Lohan's battle with Rockstar games, reviewed the Fire HD 6, toured the world's most...
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:02am -

THE NEXT WEB

  • It’s time to treat push notifications as sacred

    It’s time to treat push notifications as sacred

    This post was originally published on my Medium blog. Once, many years ago, when you purchased your first smartphone, you joined the always-online revolution. Gone were the days of status messages like “afk” or “brb” — no, you, humble s…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 10:51pm -
  • The physics of productivity: Newton’s laws for getting stuff done

    The physics of productivity: Newton’s laws for getting stuff done

    James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog. In 1687, Sir Isaac Newt…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • How data scientists are changing the face of business intelligence

    How data scientists are changing the face of business intelligence

    Humans are walking data centers and our interactions and behaviors, no matter how minuscule, are building a near infinite pool of aggregate data over the course of our lifetime. This data can be used to improve the experience of our lives through ana…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • If you help someone’s tweet make a splash, wouldn’t you like to see the ripples?

    If you help someone’s tweet make a splash, wouldn’t you like to see the ripples?

    At some point in the past couple of weeks, Twitter switched off the notifications that let me know someone retweeted or favorited a tweet that I retweeted. I’m not sure exactly when, but they’ve definitely gone. It sounds like a small thing to c…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • How to balance a design career with creating your own art

    How to balance a design career with creating your own art

    Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. It’s a challenge m…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Two incredibly useful questions to ask in a job interview

    Two incredibly useful questions to ask in a job interview

    Hiring great people is extremely difficult. A resumé is a good start, and an hour-long conversation can give you an impression of someone’s character, but you often don’t know if you made the right decision until a few months later. I’m always…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 7 digital marketing solutions for every startup’s needs

    7 digital marketing solutions for every startup’s needs

    Daniel Reed is the Digital Marketing Manager for Sinch. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog. It’s tough being a startup — budgets, growth, and hustling everyday to make that change that you dream about. As the Digital Marketing M…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • Elon Musk teases new fins for reusable rockets, autonomous spaceport ships

    Elon Musk teases new fins for reusable rockets, autonomous spaceport ships

    Elon Musk is probably the most interesting person in private space technology right now. Today, he teased a number of new features for his SpaceX rockets and the technology that launches them. First up is the new x-wing design (no, not the ones from…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
  • Why a tech reporter will create the next great startup

    Why a tech reporter will create the next great startup

    Conrad Egusa is the CEO of Publicize. He is happy to connect on LinkedIn here. Tech journalists spend a lot of time thinking about the future. Which company will become the next Instagram? What’s the next product to change the face of gaming? The j…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • What every company should know about hiring tech talent

    What every company should know about hiring tech talent

    Vivek Ravisankar is the CEO and cofounder of Y Combinator alumnus HackerRank — a tech talent community for developers and companies that hire developers. The world is speeding up. Today, every company is a software company on some level. Developer…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:00pm -

CONSUMER TECH NEWS

  • Review: Xiaomi Mi 4

    Review: Xiaomi Mi 4

    Xiaomi Mi 4Expected Price: Rs 24,000 (Will be available in December).Xiaomi phones such as the Mi 3 and Redmi 1S have been selling like hot-cakes in India. Demand for these products is so high that the batches of tens of thousands of phones go out-o…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 8:40am -
  • Apple’s Sapphire Screen Dreams Were Shattered By Its Supplier

    Apple’s Sapphire Screen Dreams Were Shattered By Its Supplier

    Most of Apple’s suppliers barely know the risk they incur until a deal goes sour and everything heads south from there on. GT Advanced was one such company that clearly underestimated Apple’s demands and its own capabilities leading to tiffs with…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:35am -
  • Leaked: Screenshots Show A Refreshed Look For Samsung’s Tizen OS

    Leaked: Screenshots Show A Refreshed Look For Samsung’s Tizen OS

    Samsung seems like its all geared-up to push out a Tizen handset after all. How do we know? Well a Tizen blog seems to have got a hands-on with the handset from where we have gotten our first glimpse of the refreshed and updated OS.While everything…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:05am -
  • HERE Maps Update Will Predict Traffic Up To 12 Hours In Advance

    HERE Maps Update Will Predict Traffic Up To 12 Hours In Advance

    Nokia owned HERE Maps is indeed taking traffic monitoring and accurate routes to a whole new level. The Finnish company is pushing out a new update that has been delivered thanks to its partnership with Esri, one of the world’s top Geographic Infor…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:10am -
  • SwiftKey Update For Android Makes It Quicker In Every Possible Way

    SwiftKey Update For Android Makes It Quicker In Every Possible Way

    We love SwiftKey, we really do. It’s indeed one of the more flexible offerings that are available on the Google Play Store today more so because of its cloud-friendly features. This essentially becomes a must for those who switch between devices pr…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:25am -
  • Corning Unveils Its Gorilla Glass 4; Somehow We’re Not Impressed

    Corning Unveils Its Gorilla Glass 4; Somehow We’re Not Impressed

    Corning is clearly one of the best manufacturers of display glass available out there currently. Every year the company comes up with something new. But when Corning unveiled its latest Gorilla Glass 4 product, we were somehow not that impressed.Gor…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:19am -
  • Meizu Announces Its MX4 Pro, Powered By Samsung’s Exynos Chipset

    Meizu Announces Its MX4 Pro, Powered By Samsung’s Exynos Chipset

    After numerous leaks, Meizu has finally delivered its mighty MX4 Pro smartphone. It is not that Meizu MX4 was under-powered, but the Pro certainly takes things up a notch. This it does by introducing not just a bigger screen with a 2560 x 1536 pixel…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:45am -
  • Alcatel One Touch Launches Its Flash Smartphone Built For Selfies

    Alcatel One Touch Launches Its Flash Smartphone Built For Selfies

    Alcatel One Touch has announced its all-new Flash smartphone in India. While Flipkart has been delivering some not so subtle hints a day in advance we were pretty sure that the launch was imminent. The device basically delivers a selfie-friendly smar…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:21am -
  • Download: Rama Force Turns Indian Mythology Into A Real Time Strategy Game

    Download: Rama Force Turns Indian Mythology Into A Real Time Strategy Game

    Indian publisher Studio Dream Games has rolled out a brand new strategy game based on Indian mythology. The game has been wholly developed in India and delivers a story led, strategy based game that will certainly grab the attention of those who are…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:26pm -
  • First Impressions: ZTE Grand S II

    First Impressions: ZTE Grand S II

    One of the top ten mobile manufacturers in the world, ZTE (Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment) is known but not popular in India. Looking at Xiaomi's recent success though, the company is planning to make its presence felt in India with its two ha…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:26pm -
  • Telegram Gets Material Design Makeover; Adds Self-Destructing Accounts

    Telegram Gets Material Design Makeover; Adds Self-Destructing Accounts

    While we all wait for WhatsApp to change its Android app’s UX to something new (if not Material Design themed), other messengers seem to be taking major leaps ahead both in terms of UX design and features. One of them includes a rather understated…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:49am -
  • HTC Is Working On Its Android Lollipop Build And Here’s Proof

    HTC Is Working On Its Android Lollipop Build And Here’s Proof

    While we have seen Android Lollipop builds of Samsung’s GALAXY S5 and Note 3 smartphones, we have yet to see some leaks from HTC; a company that promised to deliver updates as early (or late) as February 2015. After a lot of waiting and announcemen…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:23am -
  • Samsung Note 4 Takes Crown For Display Mate’s ‘Best Of The Best’ Title

    Samsung Note 4 Takes Crown For Display Mate’s ‘Best Of The Best’ Title

    Samsung has indeed been the centre of criticism for long when it came to its Super AMOLED displays. The company was know for their over-saturated displays that clearly never got colour palettes right even with the addition of a Display Mode in its ne…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:06am -
  • Samsung GALAXY Note 3’s Android Lollipop Update Surfaces Online

    Samsung GALAXY Note 3’s Android Lollipop Update Surfaces Online

    SamMobile has been teasing us with a number of unfinished builds for a few months now. This indicates that Samsung is indeed hard at work, scratching their heads over that massive range of smartphones and tablets that need to get updated to Android L…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:13am -
  • Apple Solves The Whole Free Apps Issue On Its App Store

    Apple Solves The Whole Free Apps Issue On Its App Store

    Apple similar to the other biggies n the industry has finally given in to the whole Free apps issue. The Cupertino tech giant has finally changed the “Free” button for all those free apps in its App Store to “Get”.The issue arose when users…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:05am -
  • Review: BlackBerry Passport

    Review: BlackBerry Passport

    BlackBerry PassportStreet Price: Rs 49,000Before the iPhone, handsets came in all shapes and sizes. Remember the wacky Nokia G-Gage, clamshell Moto V10, and Sony Ericsson's W550? Gone are those good-old days, what we have right now are boring black…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 3:44pm -
  • Rumour: Next iPhone To Deliver DSLR Quality Images With Dual-Lens System

    Rumour: Next iPhone To Deliver DSLR Quality Images With Dual-Lens System

    John Gruber (The Talk Show) on the usual podcast had a bit more to speak about than the usual in a recent episode. He mentioned in the podcast that Apple was apparently working on some major camera improvements for its next iPhone.“The specific th…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:12pm -
  • Jolla Announces Its First Sailfish OS 2.0-Powered Jolla Tablet

    Jolla Announces Its First Sailfish OS 2.0-Powered Jolla Tablet

    Jolla has announced its first tablet called the Jolla Tablet. This would be the second device designed and developed by the Finnish smartphone maker that has yet to produced. Yes, you heard that right, the company showcased just a prototype of the de…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 11:42am -
  • WhatsApp’s Latest Update Delivers End-To-End Encryption For Android

    WhatsApp’s Latest Update Delivers End-To-End Encryption For Android

    WhatsApp’s recent update for Android came with one new feature that went unseen by most users -- end-to-end encryption. The feature allows WhatsApp to deliver security features to its users that could actually put the company in trouble with the In…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 8:39am -
  • Facebook Launches New Groups App For iOS And Android

    Facebook Launches New Groups App For iOS And Android

    Facebook has begun rolling out its new Facebook Groups app. The app focuses on just one of the features of the social network -- groups. Basically, you get an app where you can comment, join, create and be notified of activities that happen in all th…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 7:28am -

TECH DIGEST TV

  • Twitter makes Twitter Search actually work like it should do

    Twitter makes Twitter Search actually work like it should do

    If you’ve ever searched Twitter looking for an old tweet you’ll have noticed a problem – go back more than couple of weeks and search will claim the Tweet doesn’t exist. The good news now is that the company has made the search box act like y…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:41pm -
  • Dominos Pizza to make Xbox One gamers fatter
    Microsoft has announced that Dominos Pizza now has an Xbox One app available for UK players to order Pizza while gaming. The Domino’s Pizza app is now available to download on Xbox One pic.twitter.com/G7PhmaayQ0 — Xbox UK (@xboxuk) November 18, 2…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 3:51pm -
  • Millionaire Myleene Klass redistributes wealth to London’s peasants

    Millionaire Myleene Klass redistributes wealth to London’s peasants

    In a shocking twist to TV ‘personality’ Myleene Klass’s comments on the “Mansion Tax”, the millionaire has appeared in a high-tech water projection last night to hand out gifts to the little people. It was all part of a promotion for the re…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:24pm -

Tech Eye

  • Police swoop on cyber RATs

    Police swoop on cyber RATs

    The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it arrested five people in the UK in a coordinated international operation designed to net cyber crooks.It said that raids it carried out over several days resulted in the arrest of people using tools called Remo…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:56pm -
  • US warns of Chinese cyberwar again

    US warns of Chinese cyberwar again

    The head of the NSA told politicians at the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on cyber threats that China could invade and close down vital American computer systems.Admiral Michael Rogers,who runs the NSA, told the committee that Chin…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:45am -
  • Lenovo maintains tablet push

    Lenovo maintains tablet push

    While both Apple and Samsung continue to dominate the branded tablet market workdwide, Chinese company Lenovo is beginning to make its presence known in the marketplace.That’s according to preliminary shipment figures in the third quarter of this…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:27am -
  • Via to return to X86 CPU business

    Via to return to X86 CPU business

    After keeping a low profile over the last few years, it appears that Taiwanese firm Via is planning to re-enter the mainstream PC market in the next year.According to an interview in Taiwanese wire Digitimes, the company has a joint venture with the…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:16am -
  • Infosys forced Apple to pay more for less

    Infosys forced Apple to pay more for less

    Some top Infosys executives have cleaned out their desks and been escorted from the building after it was discovered that the outfit had been daring to overcharge the margin king Apple.Infosys, India’s second-largest IT services exporter, said on…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:35am -
  • Bricks and Mortar turned over by Amazon scam

    Bricks and Mortar turned over by Amazon scam

    Bricks and Mortar outfits in the US have been warned against competing against online retailers, after a fraud emerged which cost Walmart thousands.Walmart had been running a deal, where it promised to match any price found online.However some cust…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:34am -
  • Intel has a perky bottom line

    Intel has a perky bottom line

    Intel’s bottom line is looking a little cheery thanks to the fact that the death of the PC was overstated and people are buying them again.Intel said that its revenue outlook for 2015 was above what the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street expected an…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:33am -
  • Intel to release thumb-sized PCs

    Intel to release thumb-sized PCs

    Chipzilla has said that it is shrinking PCs to thumb-sized “compute sticks” that will be out next year.The stick will plug into the back of a smart TV or monitor “and bring it intelligence to that,” claimed senior vice president and general…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:31am -
  • Lollipop causes headaches for old Nexus users

    Lollipop causes headaches for old Nexus users

    The Tame Apple Press is rubbing its hands with glee that Google’s latest OS, Lollipop, appears to break old versions of its  flagship Nexus tablet.The BBC , which is a big fan of Apple gear, seems to have spun the story as if the bug broke all An…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:30am -
  • Intel announces 3D NAND-Flash

    Intel announces 3D NAND-Flash

    Rob Crooke, VP & GM of Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solutions Group was last up in the company’s day long Investor Meeting today in Santa Clara.Though last, he had the most newsworthy announcement about the company’s future memory intent…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:41am -

TechPINIONS

  • This Is How You Ship an F1 Car Across the Globe in 36 Hours

    This Is How You Ship an F1 Car Across the Globe in 36 Hours

    Between each race is a hurried trip, slogging six jumbo jets worth of everything from cars, to fuel and motor oil, to forks and knives. The post This Is How You Ship an F1 Car Across the Globe in 36 Hours appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:05pm -
  • The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes

    The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes

    When people talk about “the next big thing,” they’re never thinking big enough. It’s not a lack of imagination; it’s a lack of observation. I’ve maintained that the future is always within sight, and you don’t need to imagine what’s a…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:01pm -
  • The Internet of Me: Creating a Personalized Web Experience

    The Internet of Me: Creating a Personalized Web Experience

    The Internet you experience is as unique to you as your fingerprint. Websites that have worked themselves into our routines and vocabularies have begun to figure out what kind of people we are. By developing algorithms that track our online habits, t…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:50pm -
  • Never Alone Is a Harrowing Journey Into the Folklore of Alaska Natives

    Never Alone Is a Harrowing Journey Into the Folklore of Alaska Natives

    Never Alone is a clever puzzle-platforming game based on the Alaskan Iñupiat culture. The post Never Alone Is a Harrowing Journey Into the Folklore of Alaska Natives appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • This Wristband Tracks Your B-Ball Skills and Suggests Shooting Drills

    This Wristband Tracks Your B-Ball Skills and Suggests Shooting Drills

    Using a net-mounted sensor and a wrist-worn companion, the $150 ShotTracker is built to track your buckets and bricks on the basketball court. The post This Wristband Tracks Your B-Ball Skills and Suggests Shooting Drills appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • Aereo May Be Dead, But Internet TV Will Live On

    Aereo May Be Dead, But Internet TV Will Live On

    It's a sad day for Aereo and all those who believed in it. The startup, which allowed people to stream live broadcast television to their computers and mobile devices, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, just months after shutting down operations. T…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:03pm -
  • Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code

    Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code

    Mike Rubenstein has created a low-cost robot called AERobot, specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundamentals of robotics. The post Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code appeared first on WI…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:30pm -
  • Week’s Best TV: Jon Stewart Proposes to Benedict Cumberbatch

    Week’s Best TV: Jon Stewart Proposes to Benedict Cumberbatch

    It's been a long week, and everyone is jonesing for that Thanksgiving break to put on their fattest pants and slip into football/food/movie comas. So we'll keep it simple. Here's a GIF of Benedict Cumberbatch being flirty with you, and the week's mos…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • 9 Works of Art That Bend Your Senses

    9 Works of Art That Bend Your Senses

    An exhibition that explores how we can use light, space and materials to change our view of the world around us. The post 9 Works of Art That Bend Your Senses appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • 5-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Person Ever Qualified to Install Microsoft Windows

    5-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Person Ever Qualified to Install Microsoft Windows

    A 5-year-old has passed the Microsoft Certified Professional Exam, making him perhaps the youngest IT pro in the world. The post 5-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Person Ever Qualified to Install Microsoft Windows appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:25pm -
  • How Designers Recreated Alan Turing’s Code-Breaking Computer for Imitation Game

    How Designers Recreated Alan Turing’s Code-Breaking Computer for Imitation Game

    Benedict Cumberbatch may be the star of The Imitation Game, but the film's truly central figure is the code-breaking computer Christopher. The post How Designers Recreated Alan Turing’s Code-Breaking Computer for Imitation Game appeared first on WI…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • This Tiny Engine Could Make Leaf Blowers Sound Less Like Jets

    This Tiny Engine Could Make Leaf Blowers Sound Less Like Jets

    Big engines like the 707-horsepower monster Dodge put in the Challenger Hellcat or Volvo’s little four-cylinder that makes 425 ponies get all the attention these days. But there are millions of tiny engines doing tiny things (think garden trimmers,…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:45am -
  • The Cutest and Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents This Week

    The Cutest and Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents This Week

    This Week in Wild Animals for November 21, 2014 Starfish were deflating. Polar bears were going bald. Fur seals were raping penguins. A 400-pound tortoise named Benjamin Franklin made an appearance outside a Walmart. This Week in Wild Animals is a pu…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:45am -
  • Urban Planning Ideas for 2030, When Billions Will Live in Megacities

    Urban Planning Ideas for 2030, When Billions Will Live in Megacities

    How can urban planners make cities more livable for everyone? The post Urban Planning Ideas for 2030, When Billions Will Live in Megacities appeared first on WIRED.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:30am -
  • Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorably Creepy Gliding Mammal That’s Basically Just a Big Flap of Skin

    Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorably Creepy Gliding Mammal That’s Basically Just a Big Flap of Skin

    The colugo is the most accomplished mammalian glider of all—on account of being essentially a giant flap of skin—capable of soaring an incredible 200 feet from tree to tree. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorably Creepy Gliding Mamma…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:30am -
  • Sony Xperia Z3

    Sony Xperia Z3

    With the Xperia Z3, Sony once again makes a fantastic piece of hardware that's marred by horrible software. The post Sony Xperia Z3 appeared first on WIRED.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:30am -
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Fantastic. We Ain’t Even Mad It Was Cut in Half

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Fantastic. We Ain’t Even Mad It Was Cut in Half

    Yes, the new Hunger Games movie is an appetizer, but it also leaves you wanting more. The post The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Fantastic. We Ain’t Even Mad It Was Cut in Half appeared first on WIRED.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:30am -
  • Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

    Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

    In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, American artist Jim Sanborn was busy working on his Kryptos sculpture, a cryptographic puzzle wrapped in a riddle that he created for the CIA’s headquarters and that has been driving amateur and prof…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:00am -

GIZMAG

  • In Pictures: Cars of the 2014 LA Auto Show

    In Pictures: Cars of the 2014 LA Auto Show

    This year's LA Auto Show had a little bit of everything that makes cars great ... horsepower, radical design, luxury, technology and more. After grinding our soles around the floor of the LA Convention Center, we bring you a bulging gallery of our fa…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:48am -
  • Lunar Mission One aims to take Moon exploration to new depths

    Lunar Mission One aims to take Moon exploration to new depths

    Another private space exploration venture is under way with the British-led Lunar Mission One announcing plans to send an unmanned robotic landing module to the South Pole of the Moon. Initially funded by a Kickstarter campaign, the non-profit organi…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:43am -
  • 2014 Smartwatch Comparison Guide

    2014 Smartwatch Comparison Guide

    Wearables still aren't quite mainstream products, but smartwatches did grow in popularity – not to mention quality – this year. Are you trying to pick one for the holidays? Join Gizmag, as we compare six of the best smartwatches you can buy today…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:00am -
  • Lockheed Martin begins Insight Mars lander final assembly

    Lockheed Martin begins Insight Mars lander final assembly

    At some point in every project, you stop unpacking the parts and start putting them together. What's true for flat-pack furniture is also true for spacecraft, so Lockheed Martin has begun the Assembly, Test and Launch Operations (ATLO) phase of NASA'…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:59pm -
  • VW premieres fuel cell-powered Golf SportWagen HyMotion at LA Auto Show

    VW premieres fuel cell-powered Golf SportWagen HyMotion at LA Auto Show

    Joining the likes of Toyota and Honda, Volkswagen has chosen this week to unveil a new fuel cell vehicle – the Golf SportWagen HyMotion. According to VW, the demo car illustrates the automaker's strategy of implementing alternative drives into exis…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:16pm -
  • SMI announces eye-tracking upgrade for Oculus Rift

    SMI announces eye-tracking upgrade for Oculus Rift

    The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset could soon be getting a boost in functionality. SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) is planning on adding eye tracking to the Oculus' recently-released Development Kit 2 (DK2)... Continue Reading SMI announces eye-…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:11pm -
  • Philips introduces 75-watt equivalent flat LED light bulb

    Philips introduces 75-watt equivalent flat LED light bulb

    The marketplace for more-or-less normal-looking LED light bulbs became just a little more crowded yesterday, when Philips announced the dimmable 75-watt equivalent version of its SlimStyle bulb. With an output of 1,100 lumens, it's a significant step…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:45pm -
  • Review: LeapFrog LeapTV educational games console

    Review: LeapFrog LeapTV educational games console

    When should you introduce your child to a TV games console? I planned on waiting until my son was four to begin his console education. We'd start with old Atari titles from my childhood, before slowly working through classics from the likes of Sega a…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • VLT telescope reveals mysterious alignment of quasars with the Universe’s large-scale structure

    VLT telescope reveals mysterious alignment of quasars with the Universe’s large-scale structure

    Astronomers using the ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have discovered an unexpected alignment of the spinning axes of supermassive black holes located billions of light-years apart. As if that discovery wasn’t fascinating enough in itse…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Wearable mind-controlled flying racecar wins LA Auto Show Design Challenge

    Wearable mind-controlled flying racecar wins LA Auto Show Design Challenge

    If you were asked to design the perfect car, its attributes might include being fast, adaptable and controllable with your thoughts. And, needless to say, it would be able to fly. Infiniti USA has packed all of these features into its People's Choice…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:40pm -
  • HeadFoams Pro: Adults get nearly-indestructible headphones too

    HeadFoams Pro: Adults get nearly-indestructible headphones too

    When we were introduced to HeadFoams headphones earlier this year, it was as a kid-centric product which promised to survive whatever your little ones could throw at them. But now accident-prone adults can also get in on the nearly-indestructible hea…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:32pm -
  • Concept wearable pod offers isolation in a Nutshell

    Concept wearable pod offers isolation in a Nutshell

    If you spend your workday in a busy office, you'll know how difficult it can be to switch off and take a proper break. With this in mind, designer Eden Lew has conceived a wearable isolation pod called the Nutshell that aims to improve the quality of…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:34pm -
  • Scottish company invites Skoogists to get their grooves on

    Scottish company invites Skoogists to get their grooves on

    Initially developed for kids with disabilities, Edinburgh-based Skoogmusic has spent the last four years delivering its colorful and tactile Skoog digital music-making instrument to almost 2,000 schools around the world. Now the company is eyeing the…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • Mercedes revives Maybach name for long wheelbase S-Class

    Mercedes revives Maybach name for long wheelbase S-Class

    Mercedes has used China's Auto Ghangzhou show to revive the Maybach name on an ultra high-end S-Class. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is a long-wheelbase, V12-powered flagship for the Mercedes range, and aims to offer a level of exclusivity beyond that of…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:20pm -
  • Behind the scenes at Quantum of the Seas' Two70 show

    Behind the scenes at Quantum of the Seas' Two70 show

    Earlier this month, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas cruise ship, with its high-tech Bionic Bar and Two70 multimedia theater, set sail on its maiden voyage. Gizmag chatted on the phone with one of the key people behind the interactive performa…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:12am -
  • Touch-sensitive 3D maps guide the blind with spoken instructions

    Touch-sensitive 3D maps guide the blind with spoken instructions

    Getting around unfamiliar public spaces can be tough even with all your senses, but if you can't see where you're going it's downright intimidating. A new multi-sensory model promises a brighter future, though, with 3D maps that give spoken direction…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:30am -
  • ShotTracker keeps tabs on a basketballer's shooting success

    ShotTracker keeps tabs on a basketballer's shooting success

    Shot statistics and analysis can reveal a treasure trove of useful information about a basketballer's game. But those plying their trade in lower leagues and pickup games aren't likely to have access to such data (overbearing parents notwithstanding)…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:11am -
  • Doxie Go: Scan Documents Anywhere Anytime Ships Worldwide

    Doxie Go: Scan Documents Anywhere Anytime Ships Worldwide

    Paper is still the unrivaled medium for making notes and drawing doodles. However, it does have disadvantages compared with digital documents — you can’t search, there are no links, and you can’t take much of it around. Compact scanners like t…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:13am -
  • Fidelity Labs employs Oculus Rift for a 3D view of investing

    Fidelity Labs employs Oculus Rift for a 3D view of investing

    Fidelity Labs, the R&D think-tank within Boston-based financial services company Fidelity Investments, has unveiled a new way for investors to literally explore the investment landscape. With similarities to the popular SimCity urban planning game, i…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:23am -
  • Platelet-like nanoparticles improve on nature to stem the blood flow

    Platelet-like nanoparticles improve on nature to stem the blood flow

    The skin is the body's first line of defense against infection. And when this barrier is broken, or an internal organ is ruptured, it is the process of coagulation, or clotting, which relies largely on blood cells called platelets, that seals the bre…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:39am -
  • BMW joins the fold with Mini CitySurfer electric scooter concept

    BMW joins the fold with Mini CitySurfer electric scooter concept

    There's been no shortage of folding electric scooters covered here at Gizmag, but these have largely been the handiwork of spritely start-ups and idealistic entrepreneurs. The experienced heads at BMW have now signaled an intention to get in on the a…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:35am -
  • LaserWatch has a burning desire to tell you what time it is

    LaserWatch has a burning desire to tell you what time it is

    Should you ever be captured while checking out a crazed villain's secret headquarters, it's entirely possible that a burning laser might provide you with your only means of escape. Of course, anything that's obviously a laser will be taken from you .…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:18pm -
  • Scion iM Concept previews production model

    Scion iM Concept previews production model

    Scion has given the public a sneak peek at what its new five-door compact hatchback will look like – more or less – at the LA Auto Show. Called the iM Concept, a production version of the car is scheduled to arrive in dealerships sometime next ye…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:36pm -
  • Corning announces more drop-resistant Gorilla Glass 4

    Corning announces more drop-resistant Gorilla Glass 4

    While it's nice to have a smartphone with glass that won't break when jabbed or flexed, what most of us really need is glass that can survive being dropped. Corning's just-announced Gorilla Glass 4 is claimed to excel at just that... Continue Readi…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • The Xoo Belt charges your phone while holding your trousers up

    The Xoo Belt charges your phone while holding your trousers up

    Nifty, a British company which successfully crowdfunded the MiniDrive, is back with a new product. The Xoo Belt is a belt which hides flexible batteries capable of charging your smartphone on the go. Thankfully, as you would expect from a belt, it al…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:10pm -

Digital TRENDS

  • See your sound with X-mini’s new Bluetooth speaker, the Clear 2.1
    X-mini's Clear Bluetooth speaker embodies the word in more ways than one, offering ultra-clear sound, as well as a see-through chassis for a bird's-eye view of the speaker's inner workings. The post See your sound with X-mini’s new Bluetooth speak…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:15pm -
  • Android malware threat rears its head again — and this time it means business
    A malware threat first observed in 2012 has evolved and hijacked more than 4 million Android devices to send spam emails and buy event tickets in bulk, and the threat is now putting enterprise networks at risk. The post Android malware threat rears i…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:14pm -
  • Need more space in your SSD? Intel’s 3D NAND may be the answer
    Intel's new 3D NAND, developed in partnership with Micron, is promised to hold up to 32GB per chip. This huge improvement could lead to more affordable high-capacity SSDs, but consumer drives will arrive mid-2015 at the earliest. The post Need more…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:15pm -
  • Honda partners with FirstElement Fuel to build ‘at least 12’ hydrogen stations in California
    Honda has announced a collaboration with FirstElement Fuel to build hydrogen fueling stations in California. Honda will provide $13.8 million in financial assistance to the fuel company and hopes to build at least 12 stations. The post Honda partner…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:15pm -
  • 9 Nexus 9 problems and how to fix them
    If your Nexus 9 is delivering anything less than stellar performance it may need some correction. We’ve uncovered the most commonly reported Nexus 9 problems and identified workarounds and possible solutions. The post 9 Nexus 9 problems and how to…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:15pm -
  • Microsoft asked, you answered. Here’s what users want added to Windows 10
    Windows 10's technical preview has given users a voice, and they've wasted not time using it to let Microsoft know what they think. Here's the top 10 suggestions we've seen so far. The post Microsoft asked, you answered. Here’s what users want adde…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 11:15am -
  • TGI Friday’s launching mistletoe-carrying drones this Christmas
    In recent memory drones have been deployed for everything from home deliveries to disaster relief. Thanks to TGI Friday's they'll also be used to encourage some romance this holiday season. The post TGI Friday’s launching mistletoe-carrying drones…
    - 16 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 10:04am -
  • Alienware now shipping its Alpha console box
    It was announced in June, pre-orders opened in August, and now it's finally here — the Alienware Alpha console PC runs Steam games on Windows through a customized UI and Xbox 360 controller. The post Alienware now shipping its Alpha console box app…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 9:40am -
  • First drive: 2016 Toyota Mirai
    Toyota’s all-new Mirai represents one of the auto industry’s biggest ventures into hydrogen fuel cell technology. The futuristic FCV can travel 300 miles on a single tank, and the only emission it produces is water. The post First drive: 2016 Toy…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:15am -
  • Save your money for more movies with one of these Blu-ray players for under $100
    When it comes to Blu-ray players, just a few extra bucks can make all the difference. Check out our five, favorite players currently on the market, whether you're looking for a device with 3D support or access to a vast number of streaming services.…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:15am -
  • Thedas was wracked by Garden Warfare in this Dragon Age: Inquisition easter egg
    Eagle-eyed gamer FioraAeterna tweeted an easter egg in the Dragon Age: Inquisition codex that refers to Plants vs. Zombies, PopCap's tower defense series, also published by EA. The post Thedas was wracked by Garden Warfare in this Dragon Age: Inquisi…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 14, 12:46am -
  • Hollywood adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand will be a four-film series
    The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone says his upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's epic novel The Stand will be a four-part series of movies. The post Hollywood adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand will be a four-film series appeared first…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 14, 12:45am -
  • Dual motors, towing, and AWD? Tesla’s Model X might actually be worth the wait
    Tesla recently emailed Model X reservation holders to thank them for their patience while the SUV is completed. The company also confirmed the crossover will feature a dual motor layout and all-wheel drive. The post Dual motors, towing, and AWD? Tes…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 11:15pm -
  • Only happy accidents: here are the best Error 404 pages on the Web
    We all know 404 pages are a bad sign. Thankfully, though, some Web developers have transformed their error pages into something more. Check out 17 of our favorite 404 pages on the Web, whether you prefer screaming goats, trippy visuals, or awkward co…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:15pm -
  • Claustrophobic? The tiniest home in Rome is only 75 square feet of space
    The smallest home in Rome is 75 square feet; it packs a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen into that small space but not much else. The architect doesn't live there full-time but rents it out. The post Claustrophobic? The tiniest home in Rome is only 75…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:15pm -
  • Get those wish lists ready, boys and girls, Acer is ready to kick off Black Friday
    Acer has jumped the gun and given us a taste of what's in store this Black Friday on the computing deal front. Spoiler alert: hot gear, massive discounts. The post Get those wish lists ready, boys and girls, Acer is ready to kick off Black Friday app…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:15pm -
  • Unisex doesn’t cut it: Tech world, we need attractive wearables for women
    Beautiful wearables for women are on their way. Many startups have made attractive smart jewelry, and now major manufacturers are taking notice. The post Unisex doesn’t cut it: Tech world, we need attractive wearables for women appeared first on Di…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 9:15pm -
  • NoogaNet is Chattanooga’s free public Wi-Fi network
    The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, started a competition in September to name its free public Wi-Fi network, and the results are in: With nearly half of the vote, “NoogaNet” is the winner, beating four other citizen-submitted names. The post Noo…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 8:03pm -
  • Seatylock is a bike lock you sit on – because it’s also a comfortable bicycle saddle
    The Seatylock is, simply put, a bicycle saddle that can be detached and used as a lock in about 30 seconds. When it’s separated from the bike, the Seatylock extends to turn into a multi-jointed, one-meter (about 3.3 feet) long hardened steel bike l…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:27pm -
  • Cold weather got you worried about bursting pipes? Water Hero has your back
    Water Hero, a new device that's recently launched on Kickstarter, is designed to autonomously monitor and control your home's plumbing system to prevent pipe bursts. The post Cold weather got you worried about bursting pipes? Water Hero has your back…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:15pm -
  • 9 Nexus 9 tips you need to know about
    These handy Nexus 9 tips and tricks will help you extract maximum flavor from your Lollipop tablet. Find out what the hardware and Google’s latest Android version are really capable of. The post 9 Nexus 9 tips you need to know about appeared first…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:15pm -
  • Flipping through The Manual: Life-saving backpacks, eggnog upgrades and more
    Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, gr…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:15pm -
  • Google gets into the giving spirit, offers 1TB of Drive with every Chromebook
    Google has made Chromebooks even more this attractive this holiday season by offering one terabyte of free Drive cloud storage. The plan last for two years, making it a $240 value. The post Google gets into the giving spirit, offers 1TB of Drive wit…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:15pm -

FUTURE TECH TRENDS

  • How Workers Can Help Commercial Cleaners Keep Offices Healthy

    How Workers Can Help Commercial Cleaners Keep Offices Healthy

    Both office personnel and office management share responsibilities in cooperating with 3 party cleaning companies to maintain a sanitary work environment all year long, but perhaps more so during the cold and damp months of winter. Holidays can be he…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:27pm -
  • How To Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaning Company In Bristol

    How To Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaning Company In Bristol

    If you want to hire a professional carpet cleaning company in and around Bristol then you will need to follow these simple steps. Go on the Internet right now and search for “professional carpet cleaning Bristol” which will provide you with the n…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 10:36am -
  • How weight gainer supplements can help you with your workout

    How weight gainer supplements can help you with your workout

    When you visit the gym on a daily basis, you will be surrounded by muscle and great looking guys who seem to workout and just get bigger and bigger. You will be left wondering just what their secret is; how do they get bigger when you just seem to st…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 10:25am -
  • How to locate your best UK dental laboratories

    How to locate your best UK dental laboratories

    When you are the wearer of dentures or have a bridge fitted in your mouth there is always the danger that they may break; it is simply a fact of life. Without your dentures you will feel ugly and you will feel as though you cannot simply leave the ho…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 10:16am -
  • F1 Travel for your Ultimate Track Side Experience

    F1 Travel for your Ultimate Track Side Experience

    When you love the thrill of motor racing and Formula 1, watching the race from the trackside can be a dream come-true. With circuits all over the world from Singapore to Monza and Monaco, there are many different places where you can choose to watch…
    - 92 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 9:55am -
  • How to Ensure that Water Bottles for School are Safe to Use

    How to Ensure that Water Bottles for School are Safe to Use

    Water bottles for school have been taking a bad reputation in recent years due to news articles that implied them to be unsafe and dangerous. This has driven parents to avoid buying plastic water bottles for school and instead have resorted to glass…
    - 94 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:29pm -
  • Phen375: Best Fat Burning Foods to Eat For Top Results

    Phen375: Best Fat Burning Foods to Eat For Top Results

    When you are taking Phen375 it is quite important that you eat the right foods to help boost the fat burning process. While you do need some carbohydrates and starches, you should stick to a mostly fresh and organic diet as much as possible. Below ar…
    - 95 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:39am -
  • Get Secured from a Home Security System

    Get Secured from a Home Security System

    A home is supposed to be a place that makes every family member feel comfortable and secure, right? But are you sure that it is the way you believe so? You and the rest of the family will never be comfortable living in an unsecured place. To assure a…
    - 10 Aug 14, 9:49am -
  • What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About E-commerce Shopfronts

    What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About E-commerce Shopfronts

    For those who are trying to remain edgy and creative setting up an online storefront rather than a physical one may seem like a winning idea. The benefits are obvious. For example you don’t have to go through the trouble of buying an ideal (and exp…
    - 25 Jul 14, 2:17pm -
  • How to Avoid Kickback?
    Kickback can occur for many different reasons and can cause severe damage and even in some cases fatalities. Kickback can happen when internal stress happens when crosscutting wood. Tips to Reduce Kickback Kickback can be avoided by the implement of…
    - 25 Jul 14, 7:54am -

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