TECHCRUNCH

  • Dive Into Fates Forever, Startup Battlefield’s First MOBA Game

    Dive Into Fates Forever, Startup Battlefield’s First MOBA Game

     When Jason Citron launched Fates Forever in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield, it was impressive but many would say they weren’t surprised. Gamers have undoubtably heard of Jason’s previous success, OpenFeint, one of the first and m…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:22pm -
  • With Apple’s Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book

    With Apple’s Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book

     Apple’s acquisition of BookLamp, a Boise, Idaho-based startup billed as a “Pandora for Books,” is a key move in the battle over the future of our printed-and-bound friends. When we combine this information with the rumors swirling around a po…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

    Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

     Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first started requiring users in Europe to use Messenge…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:25pm -
  • TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: Get Your Tickets!

    TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: Get Your Tickets!

     We’ve got details regarding the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon you’ll want to hear. You wouldn’t want to miss out on one of the greatest all-night hacking events on the planet, would you? The Disrupt Hackathon is the all-weekend event…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • Rising Share Prices Could Ignite A New Tech Acquisition Spree

    Rising Share Prices Could Ignite A New Tech Acquisition Spree

     In early 2014, a number of high-profile acquisitions were locked in at prices that many found confusing. The good times are probably coming back.Companies that compete across numerous technology strata like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook a…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:03pm -
  • Fleet Unveils An App For Late Night Rides Between Silicon Valley And San Francisco

    Fleet Unveils An App For Late Night Rides Between Silicon Valley And San Francisco

     Newcomers to Silicon Valley are often shocked at how appallingly bad the transit options between San Francisco and the rest of the region can be. It’s a legacy of fragmented regional governance where nine different counties created at least 10 di…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:51pm -
  • Jonathan Teo And Justin Caldbeck Raise $125 Million For Binary Capital

    Jonathan Teo And Justin Caldbeck Raise $125 Million For Binary Capital

     Former General Catalyst managing director Jonathan Teo and former Lightspeed Venture Partners managing director Justin Caldbeck have closed their first fund together. Back in March, we reported that the two had started a new investment firm named f…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:20pm -
  • Beats Music Mobile App Gets Recommendation Tweaking, Verified Profiles And More

    Beats Music Mobile App Gets Recommendation Tweaking, Verified Profiles And More

     Beats Music has updated its iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications with a few new features, including a way to tune the Beats recommendation engine manually for better suggestions, a new history view for The Sentence, the Songza-like Madlibs p…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:51pm -
  • Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet Is Back In The Apple App Store

    Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet Is Back In The Apple App Store

     Since Apple pulled Bitcoin wallets from the App Store in January, cryptocurrency fans have been at once calling for the ban to be rescinded and bad-mouthing Cupertino. Now, seven months later, Apple has decided to allow Blockchain.info to publish t…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:49pm -
  • Going The Distance With A Smart Shoe Made In India

    Going The Distance With A Smart Shoe Made In India

     Forget Google Glass or Jawbone Up, the next wave in wearable tech might just be a smart shoe from India. The Lechal, meaning “take me along” in Hindi, has a Bluetooth enabled shoe insert that hooks up with Google Maps and buzzes to let you know…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:45pm -
  • The Most Important Factor Of Startup Success

    The Most Important Factor Of Startup Success

     Whenever you think of startups, you very likely think of young people brimming with ideas sitting in garages and dorm rooms and solving problems with technology. We are conditioned in a way to consider the idea even over the person who came up wi…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:01pm -
  • Vinod Khosla To Speak At Disrupt SF

    Vinod Khosla To Speak At Disrupt SF

     We’re excited to announce that Vinod Khosla will once again take the Disrupt SF stage and give attendees an inside look at his investing approach. Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on funding environmen…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:59pm -
  • Favr.tt Brings On CEO To Raise Funding For Its Social Shopping App

    Favr.tt Brings On CEO To Raise Funding For Its Social Shopping App

     Back in 2012, London and New York based Shopa launched as a “social marketplace” where users were rewarded for promoting products they like. The company raised $1.4 million from Notion Capital and Octopus. Another in the arena is Shopcade, whic…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:03pm -
  • Thinknum Raises $1M Seed Round To Give Financial Analysts Better Tools

    Thinknum Raises $1M Seed Round To Give Financial Analysts Better Tools

     Thinknum, a financial tech startup that develops tools for analysts, announced today that it has raised $1 million in seed funding led by Pejman Mar Ventures (an investment firm that has also seeded companies like Dropbox, Zoosk, and Lending Club),…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Senate Expected To Unveil Broad NSA Reform Bill Tomorrow

    Senate Expected To Unveil Broad NSA Reform Bill Tomorrow

     U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is expected to introduce a version of the USA FREEDOM Act (UFA) tomorrow that is far stronger than what the enfeebled House of Representatives managed to pass earlier this year. According to the New York Times, the bill n…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:46pm -
  • Tango Teases “Music Pix,” A Social App For Making Instant Photo Slideshows

    Tango Teases “Music Pix,” A Social App For Making Instant Photo Slideshows

     Tango, the mobile messaging platform that raised a massive $280 million from Alibaba earlier this year, has quietly rolled out a new photo-sharing application called Tango Music Pix. The app lets you share your photos along with a song, in order to…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:29pm -
  • ClassWallet Is Bringing Classroom Money Management To A School Near You

    ClassWallet Is Bringing Classroom Money Management To A School Near You

     When it comes to keeping track of money for classroom expenses, collecting cash for field trips is just the tip of the iceberg. There are several common issues that every teacher faces when it comes to money, or lack of money, in the classroom. And…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:03pm -
  • Pogoseat Raises $2.3 Million To Offer Discounted Seat Upgrades At Sporting Events

    Pogoseat Raises $2.3 Million To Offer Discounted Seat Upgrades At Sporting Events

     Pogoseat has built a mobile app that enables fans who attend sporting events to instantly upgrade their seats or purchase a number of different in-game experiences. Now the company is looking to expand, thanks to $2.3 million in seed funding from a…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • NPR One Delivers A Curated Public Radio Stream For The Smartphone Era

    NPR One Delivers A Curated Public Radio Stream For The Smartphone Era

     Radio is an increasingly perplexing mode of content delivery as we gain access to more and better streaming services with on-demand programming. But the serendipity of radio is still appealing, the ability to turn on and tune in without having to m…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:47pm -
  • The Beautiful Game Just Got Its Own Meme Generator

    The Beautiful Game Just Got Its Own Meme Generator

     There are plenty of meme generator apps around. Imgur’s Memegen immediately springs to mind. Or something more quirky, such as Yarrly, the anonymous chain letter-styled meme generator for Android. But what the world really needs is a meme generat…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:45pm -

REUTERS-TECH

  • NewFlash sale site Rue La La explores sale; Gilt interested: sources

    Flash sale site Rue La La explores sale; Gilt interested: sources

    (Reuters) - Online flash sale site Rue La La, which counts eBay as an investor, is exploring a sale that could value the company at around $400 million, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
    - 27 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 2:06am -
  • OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

    OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on Monday, weeks after Facebook Inc admitted to misleading users in a psychological study.…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:47pm -
  • Cynk shares fall below $1; traders see further decline

    Cynk shares fall below $1; traders see further decline

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cynk Technologies, which was briefly worth billions of dollars last month, saw its shares fall below $1 on Monday, and traders say it is only a matter of time before the stock is once again worth next-to-nothing.
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:24pm -
  • With PlayStation network, Sony goes back to the future in search of revival

    With PlayStation network, Sony goes back to the future in search of revival

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster - the PlayStation.
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:03pm -
  • Exclusive: Flash sale site Rue La La explores sale; Gilt interested - sources

    Exclusive: Flash sale site Rue La La explores sale; Gilt interested - sources

    (Reuters) - Online flash sale site Rue La La, which counts eBay as an investor, is exploring a sale that could value the company at around $400 million, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:36pm -
  • FleetCor, buyout firms eye $3 billion-plus deal for Comdata: sources

    FleetCor, buyout firms eye $3 billion-plus deal for Comdata: sources

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - FleetCor Technologies Inc and buyout firms including Carlyle Group LP and Silver Lake Partners LP are vying to acquire payments processing company Comdata Inc for more than $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:03pm -
  • Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese antitrust probe

    Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese antitrust probe

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:03pm -
  • Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

    Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - In a well-lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania's first bitcoin ATM attracts many who until it opened in May had to buy or sell the digital currency face-to-face or through wire transfers.
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:09am -
  • Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble head toys

    Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble head toys

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website.
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:58am -
  • JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China

    JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China

    BEIJING (Reuters) - JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.
    - 24 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:41am -
  • Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors

    Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. But after more than a year of mostly disappointing quarterly results, that faith is being tested.
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 6:15am -
  • Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

    Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week.
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 1:00am -
  • Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors

    Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. But after more than a year of mostly disappointing quarterly results, that faith is being tested.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:27pm -
  • Verizon to slow down speeds for some unlimited data subscribers

    Verizon to slow down speeds for some unlimited data subscribers

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communication Inc's high speed wireless customers who subscribe to the company's legacy unlimited data plans might experience slower speeds starting Oct. 1, the company said on Friday.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:59pm -
  • Bose sues Beats over headphone noise-cancellation patents

    Bose sues Beats over headphone noise-cancellation patents

    (Reuters) - High-end sound system and headphone maker Bose Corp is going after the newer kid on the block, Beats Electronics, with a lawsuit accusing Beats of infringing several patents related to noise-cancellation technology.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:46pm -
  • Cynk Tech plummets 85 percent as trading suspension ends

    Cynk Tech plummets 85 percent as trading suspension ends

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cynk Technology shares plummeted to close down about 85 percent on Friday after a trading suspension was lifted, but the stock was only being exchanged in private deals.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:43pm -
  • Cellphone unlocking bill clears U.S. House, heads to Obama

    Cellphone unlocking bill clears U.S. House, heads to Obama

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to give mobile-phone users the right to 'unlock' their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, something that is now technically illegal.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:09pm -
  • Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date

    Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the social networking company over events surrounding its controversial initial public offering.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:55pm -
  • IBM talks with Globalfoundries break down over price: Bloomberg

    IBM talks with Globalfoundries break down over price: Bloomberg

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's attempt to sell its slumping chip manufacturing business to Globalfoundries Inc deteriorated when the two companies failed to agree on a price, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:43pm -
  • Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance

    Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance

    TORONTO (Reuters) - IBM Corp's recent move to partner with Apple Inc to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:11pm -
  • Hedge fund Greenlight details short bets, still likes Apple

    Hedge fund Greenlight details short bets, still likes Apple

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager David Einhorn, whose picks are closely watched on Wall Street, said he is betting against supermarket chain Safeway Inc but still likes his biggest holdings, including Apple Inc.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:07pm -
  • Europe debates how far to push 'right to be forgotten'

    Europe debates how far to push 'right to be forgotten'

    PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European regulators have not yet decided whether to try to force search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" in the region.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:13pm -
  • Seattle man gets 1-1/2 years for Microsoft insider trades

    Seattle man gets 1-1/2 years for Microsoft insider trades

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - An online stock trader who profited from inside information passed to him by a former Microsoft Corp finance employee was sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison in Seattle on Friday.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:11pm -
  • Amazon's spending spree raises margin concerns

    Amazon's spending spree raises margin concerns

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's heavy investment in content and technology to fight off deep-pocketed rivals is proving to be more costly than many had expected, raising fears that operating earnings will be remain under pressure indefinitely.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:35pm -
  • Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app

    Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app

    (Reuters) - The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man's penis.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:50pm -

TECHNICALLY PERSONAL

  • Best 10 Android Apps This Week

    Best 10 Android Apps This Week

    The total number of new Android apps is always increasing on the Play Store and that’s why the challenge of finding worthy titles is big. But this week, just like the past one when you got to see such games and apps as Dino Hunter, PetMatch, ESPN…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:35pm -
  • Review: Asus ZenFone 5: Taking on – and Beating – the Moto G?

    Review: Asus ZenFone 5: Taking on – and Beating – the Moto G?

    Verily it is the season of devices which deliver dollops of superb performance at relatively low prices. We have already seen the Moto G and the Lumia 630 do just that, pretty much redefining what we can expect from a sub USD 200-225 device. And now,…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:35pm -
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Reportedly Brings Support for Folders, Interactive Cases, and More

    Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Reportedly Brings Support for Folders, Interactive Cases, and More

    Microsoft started seeding out Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan updates earlier this month. But it appears the software giant has already finished working on the GDR1 — the upcoming update to Windows Phone 8.1 OS. Microsoft accidentally posted some…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 5:12pm -
  • 10 Best Windows Apps This Week [July 27]

    10 Best Windows Apps This Week [July 27]

    It’s that time of the week when we shower the best of Windows applications and browser extensions for your computer. These applications are tested and confirmed to work before we make any recommendations. If you ever find a great tool, you can pitc…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 4:29pm -
  • India-based Lechal Smart Shoes Vibrate to Tell you Which Turn to Take

    India-based Lechal Smart Shoes Vibrate to Tell you Which Turn to Take

    Wearable technology is growing at fast speeds and it’s not consisted only of smartwatches, as the market is slowly moving towards other devices that can be used with your smartphone in tandem. Indian-based Ducere has announced its line of smart s…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:21pm -
  • The Tablet Has Not Lost, the Phone Has!

    The Tablet Has Not Lost, the Phone Has!

    “The days of the tablet are coming to an end” goes the word around tech corridors, in the face of declining sales of tablets – even the mighty iPad has not had the best of times. Many are already writing the obituary of the tablet, saying that…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:07pm -
  • Apps and Accessories to Turn your iPad into a Laptop Alternative

    Apps and Accessories to Turn your iPad into a Laptop Alternative

    Do you have the Apple iPad at home? Would you like to turn it into a work machine that replaces your laptop? Are you wondering what accessories and apps would make that possible? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to all of the previous questions, you’…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:55pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Hands On [Video]

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Hands On [Video]

    When was the last time anyone got excited when they were told that there’s a new Samsung tablet in the market? The Korean company has released several android tablets in recent months, in various sizes and little changes in specifications. But the…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:12am -
  • Sense Analyzes and Improves your Sleep by Monitoring Your Bedroom Environment

    Sense Analyzes and Improves your Sleep by Monitoring Your Bedroom Environment

    Sense is a new sleep-tracking gadget which says it can wake you more naturally without a frustrating wristband, being able to figure out sleep cycles and also monitoring the state of your bedroom. Sleep tracking gadgets aren’t a novelty, but this…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 5:07pm -
  • Microsoft Lumia 530: Cheapest Lumia Device with Just 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM

    Microsoft Lumia 530: Cheapest Lumia Device with Just 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM

    Microsoft has debuted today its first smartphone running Windows software since its takeover of Nokia’s phone business has completed in late April. The new Lumia 530 smartphone is a low cost Windows Phone 8.1 device, and actually the cheapest one…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 2:09pm -

MASHABLE!

  • NewSamsung Galaxy S4 Catches Fire and Melts Next to Sleeping Teen

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Catches Fire and Melts Next to Sleeping Teen

    Texas teen Ariel Tolfree received a rude awakening when her Samsung galaxy S4 smartphone caught fire overnight, as she slept next to it, according to a new report. This incident is the latest in a string of Samsung-related battery fires.”The whole…
    - 30 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 2:03am -
  • NewNewspaper Mistakenly Runs Photo of 'Jackass' Star Instead of Dead Israeli Soldier

    Newspaper Mistakenly Runs Photo of 'Jackass' Star Instead of Dead Israeli Soldier

    SYDNEY — The New Zealand Herald apologised on Monday after running a photo of Jackass comedian Ryan Dunn alongside a story about the death of a New Zealand-born Israeli soldier.The photo appeared on the front page of the newspaper's Monday edition…
    - 38 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:55am -
  • NewA Comic-Con Intervention: 3 Humble TV Requests for Next Year

    A Comic-Con Intervention: 3 Humble TV Requests for Next Year

    Comic-Con 2014 attendees are now soaking their feet and eating vegetables to counter all the pretzels and cookies that subbed for actual food over the last four days — but it's also a time for reflectionOn the TV side, the weekend was a success wi…
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:27am -
  • NewNPR One Provides Personalized Public Radio Recommendations

    NPR One Provides Personalized Public Radio Recommendations

    Public-radio junkies now have a new way to listen to their favorite NPR shows, and discover new content.The media outlet rolled out NPR One, a streaming app that offers personalized recommendations on what to listen to based on a user's interests, l…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:41am -
  • New'Zombie Walk' Canceled After Hit-and-Run at Comic-Con

    'Zombie Walk' Canceled After Hit-and-Run at Comic-Con

    An ugly hit-and-run incident that injured at least one woman at the annual "Zombie Walk" at Comic-Con this weekend has caused the group to cancel its October event and consider a fundraiser for the victim.Several YouTube videos emerged Monday of th…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:26am -
  • NewAustralians Go Nuts as Crazy Colours Light up the Sky

    Australians Go Nuts as Crazy Colours Light up the Sky

    SYDNEY — Aussies love their sunrise photos, sunset snaps and beach shots — anything that says: My world is better than your world. But overnight, things stepped up a levelFrom Monday evening to Tuesday morning, there was a stunning red colour cr…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:05am -
  • NewWhy Was Comic-Con So Stingy With Movie News? Here's the Deal

    Why Was Comic-Con So Stingy With Movie News? Here's the Deal

    At Comic-Con, no news is not good news.Before this year's nerd prom I predicted a flurry of major movie announcements would come out of Hall H: new titles from Marvel and DC/Warner Bros., some splashy casting announcements, and the inevitable jaw-dr…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:47pm -
  • Spider-Man, Captain America, Naked Cowboy Arrested in Times Square

    Spider-Man, Captain America, Naked Cowboy Arrested in Times Square

    The New York Police Department cracked down on Times Square characters this weekend, arresting Naked Cowboy, Captain America, Spider-Man and Jessie the Cowgirl from Toy Story.The crackdown followed the Saturday arrest of Junior Bishop, who was dress…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:19pm -
  • Parkour Team Invades Paris to Recreate 'Assassin's Creed Unity'

    Parkour Team Invades Paris to Recreate 'Assassin's Creed Unity'

    We've seen LED-powered parkour and even cat parkour (a.k.a. "purr-kour"), but now, a new video takes viewers to the streets of Paris to show us how Assassin's Creed would look in real lifeEmulating the four-man team shown in the latest version of t…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:10pm -
  • Islamic State Jihadist Group Opens Marriage Matchmaking Office

    Islamic State Jihadist Group Opens Marriage Matchmaking Office

    The Islamic State, the extremist group that has taken control of large swaths of Syria and Iraq in the last few weeks, has reportedly opened a matchmaking office to help women marry its fightersThe group, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:43pm -
  • Goat Gets Stuck in a Hole, Friends Definitely Make It Worse

    Goat Gets Stuck in a Hole, Friends Definitely Make It Worse

    This is one baaad situation.An adorable goat, perhaps after too much roughhousing, got stuck in a hole at his home in Champaign, Illinois. To make matters worse, the poor little guy's confused bleats for help went unheeded — save for one other go…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:41pm -
  • It's Finally Over: Donald Sterling Loses Bid to Block Clippers Sale

    It's Finally Over: Donald Sterling Loses Bid to Block Clippers Sale

    Finally, after months of noise and nonsense, the saga of disgraced Donald Sterling and his Los Angeles Clippers appears to have reached its end.Judge Michael Levanas ruled Monday against Sterling's bid to block the sale of the Clippers by his estran…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:29pm -
  • 6 Meteor Showers to Watch For in the Next Month

    6 Meteor Showers to Watch For in the Next Month

    Each summer, amateur astronomers from all over the world look forward to observing the famous Perseid meteor shower, but often overlook six lesser celestial fireworks displays that reach their peak between July 28 and Aug. 20.This year, a bright nea…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:15pm -
  • Kevin Smith's 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set May Restore the Magic of Movies

    Kevin Smith's 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set May Restore the Magic of Movies

    This should go without saying, seeing as how it is Kevin Smith and all, but this 19-minute, uncensored video of the Clerks director recounting his visit to the set of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII is NSFW due to language. But it's also passio…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Declares War

    First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Declares War

    Warner Bros. released the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and it asks one crucial question: "Will you follow me, one last time?"Despite hosting a panel during Comic-Con, Warner Bros. waited to release the trailer for th…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:56pm -
  • Rare Tornado Slams Boston Area

    Rare Tornado Slams Boston Area

    A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a rather rare tornado just north of Boston on Monday, ripping roofs off homes, uprooting dozens of large trees and forcing businesses to close.The tornado — a rarity in…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:01pm -
  • The Countries Where Human Progress Is Fastest and Slowest

    The Countries Where Human Progress Is Fastest and Slowest

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published its annual Human Development Report, which focuses on human vulnerability worldwide, last week.In measuring progress of human development, the report ranked 187 countries based on indicators…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:58pm -
  • Internet Trolls Soccer Star Frank Lampard's #AskLamps Twitter Q&A

    Internet Trolls Soccer Star Frank Lampard's #AskLamps Twitter Q&A

    Welcome to the world of ill-conceived hashtags, Frank Lampard.The former English national team midfielder and the all-time leading goal scorer for renowned English soccer club Chelsea took to Twitter on Monday to participate in a Q&A, after he recen…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:44pm -
  • Three Out-of-Print J.D. Salinger Stories Are Now Legally Republished

    Three Out-of-Print J.D. Salinger Stories Are Now Legally Republished

    Right under the noses of J.D. Salinger fans and the publishing world, three out-of-print short stories by Salinger were legally republished and have been available since May.The stories "The Young Folks," "Go See Eddie" and "Once a Week Won't Kill Y…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:31pm -
  • A Disturbing Look at Today's Celebrities, 60 Years in the Future

    A Disturbing Look at Today's Celebrities, 60 Years in the Future

    Not all of us age with grace.The world of smartphones has brought us countless innovations, drastically changing our everyday lives. But, with these innovative hand computers also comes fun and creative opportunities to waste time. Like making yours…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:47pm -
  • Good Luck Finding a Lyft Car in New York City

    Good Luck Finding a Lyft Car in New York City

    Lyft officially launched in New York City on Friday, but the ride-sharing service is off to a bumpy startAfter negotiations with city regulators, Lyft was allowed to launch this weekend, provided that its vehicles were licensed with the New York Cit…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:46pm -
  • Facebook's Bolt Faces Challenges Over Its Name Before It's Even Launched

    Facebook's Bolt Faces Challenges Over Its Name Before It's Even Launched

    Bolt — the rumored photo messaging app Facebook accidentally leaked — has't even been released, yet it's already facing potential legal threats over its name.Last week, some Instagram users reported seeing in-app ads for a photo messaging app du…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:31pm -
  • OkCupid Defends Human Experiments: 'That's How Websites Work'

    OkCupid Defends Human Experiments: 'That's How Websites Work'

    While news of Facebook's emotion-manipulation study sparked public outrage and investigations from regulators, dating site OkCupid is letting its users know that human experiments are a reality of using the Internet.In a post called "We Experiment o…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:27pm -
  • Fitbit Steps Into Windows Phone

    Fitbit Steps Into Windows Phone

    If you've been holding back on buying a Windows Phone because you weren't able to use your Fitbit with it, that excuse is officially gone. Fitbit is launching a version of its app for Windows Phone on Monday, letting users sync and share their fitnes…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:20pm -
  • New Fears About Ebola Spread After Plane Scare

    New Fears About Ebola Spread After Plane Scare

    DAKAR, Senegal — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died da…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:16pm -
  • Dramatic 'Batkid Begins' Trailer Relives Leukemia Survivor's Dream Day

    Dramatic 'Batkid Begins' Trailer Relives Leukemia Survivor's Dream Day

    Ben Affleck, who will don a bulky Batman suit in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, said so himself. Batkid is the "best Batman ever." Sorry, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton and every other Batsuit fill…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:06pm -
  • More than 90% of Human DNA Is Useless 'Junk,' Study Finds

    More than 90% of Human DNA Is Useless  'Junk,' Study Finds

    More than a decade has passed since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the international collaboration to map all of the "letters" in our DNA. The huge effort led to revolutionary genomic discoveries, but more than 10 years later, it's still…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:45pm -
  • Welcome Back to Baghdad: A Part of My Life I Had Forgotten

    Welcome Back to Baghdad: A Part of My Life I Had Forgotten

    Editor's note: Some of the names used in this dispatch have been changed to protect people’s identities.I arrive at Baghdad Airport shortly before 4 a.m., darkness still covering the desert below as I fly in from Istanbul. After not more than an h…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:39pm -
  • Imminent Windows Phone Update Will Introduce Folder Support

    Imminent Windows Phone Update Will Introduce Folder Support

    Windows Phone, the land of dynamic live tiles of various sizes, will soon be a little more like iOS and Android: An update to the platform will introduce the ability to drag several live tiles into a single folder on the home screen.For other platfo…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:16pm -
  • 'Sons of Anarchy' Books 'Glee' Star Lea Michele for Guest Spot

    'Sons of Anarchy' Books 'Glee' Star Lea Michele for Guest Spot

    Sons of Anarchy's love of out-of-the-box guest casting continuesThe latest recruit? Glee's Lea Michele, who tweeted news of her upcoming guest stint on the show Monday, writing, "I'll be appearing on an episode of my favorite show @SonsofAnarchy! Th…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:45pm -

CNN-TECH

  • U.S. military wanted a moon base

    U.S. military wanted a moon base

    The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declas…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:09pm -
  • U.S. military wanted a moon base

    U.S. military wanted a moon base

    The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declas…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:09pm -
  • Teen invents hot car alarm device

    Teen invents hot car alarm device

    A New Mexico teen invented an alarm to alert people if they leave their children in hot cars. CNN affiliate KOAT reports.
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:06pm -
  • Teen invents hot car alarm device

    Teen invents hot car alarm device

    A New Mexico teen invented an alarm to alert people if they leave their children in hot cars. CNN affiliate KOAT reports.
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:06pm -
  • See through walls -- on your iPhone

    See through walls -- on your iPhone

    Invasive or awesome? A new device turns your iPhone into a thermal imaging sensor.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:22pm -
  • See through walls on ... your iPhone

    See through walls on ... your iPhone

    Invasive or awesome? A new device turns your iPhone into a thermal imaging sensor.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:20pm -
  • Self-healing buildings, bodies, and machines

    Self-healing buildings, bodies, and machines

    Crumbling buildings, burnt-out PCs, potholes, and cracked smartphone screens -- all these damaged goods could soon be distant memories, as a new generation of "self-healing" technologies emerge.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:19pm -
  • Robot furniture that builds itself

    Robot furniture that builds itself

    Researchers are creating robots that are building blocks for furniture that moves and assembles itself.
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:34am -
  • Google Glass now supports mind control

    Google Glass now supports mind control

    An app has been developed that allows a Google Glass user to control the device using their mind. Erin McLaughlin reports.
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:27pm -
  • The world's most spectacular video projections

    The world's most spectacular video projections

    Discover a dancing cactus field, basketball on the Hudson River, and mind-bending 3D projections on robotic screens.
    - 38 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 3:04pm -
  • The secret life of an embryo

    The secret life of an embryo

    The Embryoscope is a high-tech device giving an amazing insight into how an embryo develops.
    - 43 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 9:46am -
  • 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

  • NewThe Traveling Photographer's Fully Loaded Bags

    The Traveling Photographer's Fully Loaded Bags

    What people carry around with them every day is great, but sometimes it's nice to see what people need for more extended stays. Case in point, photographer Romain shares his loadout for a two week photography trip with Everyday Carry.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Roll Your Sweat Pants like an Army Ranger to Save Packing Space

    Roll Your Sweat Pants like an Army Ranger to Save Packing Space

    It's always good to travel with at least one comfortable pair of sweat pants or pajama bottoms. If you're looking a slick, space-saving way to pack them, YouTuber CrazyRussianHacker is back to demonstrate how to roll your sweats Ranger-style.Read mo…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • Fist Bumps Better Than Handshakes, Says Science

    Fist Bumps Better Than Handshakes, Says Science

    I knew it! I knew it. Looks like Army of Two was onto something after all .Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:30pm -
  • Basic Home Security Systems are Not as Safe as You Might Think

    Basic Home Security Systems are Not as Safe as You Might Think

    Many of us feel completely safe in a home protected by an automated security system, but security researchers Logan Lamb and Silvio Cesare found some easily replicated ways to get past some of the most popular security system brands.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:30pm -
  • Drink Less Alcohol to Help Keep Mosquitoes Away

    Drink Less Alcohol to Help Keep Mosquitoes Away

    They buzz in your ear, give you relentlessly itchy bites, and they are the world's biggest killer . Mosquitoes may go down in history as the worst pest of all time, and a recent study suggests that having a cold one could draw them to you.Read more.…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Gawker I Need a Dollar: Should You Give to New York's Homeless?

    Gawker I Need a Dollar: Should You Give to New York's Homeless?

    Gawker I Need a Dollar: Should You Give to New York's Homeless? | Gizmodo No One Knows What's Causing These Mysterious Radio Bursts From Space | Jalopnik Watch This Gas Station Clerk And 5-Time MMA Champion Destroy Robbers | Jezebel San Diego Comi…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:35pm -
  • StatusDuck Stuffs Your Dock Into the Menu Bar

    StatusDuck Stuffs Your Dock Into the Menu Bar

    Mac: The dock is an iconic part of OS X, but if you're not a fan, StatusDuck is an app that moves all your apps into the menu bar for easy access.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:30pm -
  • Practice Self-Compassion to Improve How You Feel About Yourself

    Practice Self-Compassion to Improve How You Feel About Yourself

    I've been thinking about self-esteem lately, and how you can never have too much of it (or so I thought). I wanted to find out more about how self-esteem works and how to give it a boost when it's running low. I was surprised to find that self-este…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • Get Better Advice by Being Clear with Your Priorities

    Get Better Advice by Being Clear with Your Priorities

    Asking someone for advice is always a little tough. Oftentimes, when you do, you'll get information you don't need, or someone will think you want them to make a decision for you. Writer Josh Kaufman suggests that you be clear with your priorities…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • "Diligence Isn't a Personality Type. It's a Skill You Learn"

    "Diligence Isn't a Personality Type. It's a Skill You Learn"

    We like to think that certain skills are innate, but as writer Shawn Blanc reminds us, most skills needed to be creative and successful are learned over time.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • Leave Your Future Self Notes to Reinforce Gratitude or Lessons Learned

    Leave Your Future Self Notes to Reinforce Gratitude or Lessons Learned

    We know that our memories are, unfortunately, pretty crap . While there are ways to exercise your memory and improve it, blogger Joe Reddington suggests a simple alternative: send yourself notes from the past.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • Ask an Expert: All About Staying Fit for Busy People

    Ask an Expert: All About Staying Fit for Busy People

    Admit it: at the end of a nine hour workday, you're more likely to plop down on the couch and watch some TV instead of going to the gym. How do people find the time to stay healthy while leading a busy life? Here to help answer that is Dick Talens…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Floatify Adds Customizable Pop-Up Notifications to Android

    Floatify Adds Customizable Pop-Up Notifications to Android

    Android: The notification shade is easily one of the best innovations that Android brings to mobile. However, it's not perfect for everyone. Floatify offers an alternative: pop up notifications that are even available in immersive mode.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • This Chart Shows Which Companies Have the Best 401(k) Benefits

    This Chart Shows Which Companies Have the Best 401(k) Benefits

    Not all 401(k) plans are created equal. Some companies won't offer a match, some companies will match more than others. Bloomberg compared 401(k) options for 250 of the biggest U.S. companies to see which one offers you the best options for your mon…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • ​Check Your Restaurant Bill On Vacation to Avoid Double-Tipping

    ​Check Your Restaurant Bill On Vacation to Avoid Double-Tipping

    It's great to travel to other countries, but different cultures handle tipping slightly differently . Double-check your bill to make sure you don't unwittingly tip your waiter twice.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • How to Be More Interesting When Meeting New People

    How to Be More Interesting When Meeting New People

    You might think that being interesting is an innate talent, or that it means you have to be the "life of the party." Neither of those things are necessarily true. If you want to leave a good impression, you don't have to make sure all eyes are on yo…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Deals: $10 off $40 at Target, Optoma Projector, Ergonomic Keyboard

    Deals: $10 off $40 at Target, Optoma Projector, Ergonomic Keyboard

    If you don't mind running to your nearest Target store, you can take $10 off a $40 order today when you buy online, but pick up in-store. You can use this deal four times per account, giving you up to $40 in savings on video games, electronics, gro…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:46pm -
  • ​Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies Cards Break Down Creative Blocks

    ​Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies Cards Break Down Creative Blocks

    We all encounter creative blocks from time to time. Writers suffer with writers' block, but people in all fields of work hit a wall every now and then. Oblique Strategies is a set of cards that offer a little creative inspiration when you need it mo…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • ​Paint Grass to Avoid Crazy Homeowners Associations' "Brown Lawn" Fees

    ​Paint Grass to Avoid Crazy Homeowners Associations' "Brown Lawn" Fees

    Everyone wants a great-looking lawn, but things like the weather and a lack of time can get in the way. You can avoid fees from an overzealous homeowner's association with a quick paint job until you have time to deal with things properly.Read more.…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Four Uses for Your Printer (Beyond Basic Paper)

    Four Uses for Your Printer (Beyond Basic Paper)

    You can find a printer in almost every household that has a computer, but these machines are capable of printing on things beyond plain copy paper. Here are some of the best non-plain copy paper things you can do with your printer.Read more...
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • This DIY Wine Glass Rack Saves Space, Is Easy to Build

    This DIY Wine Glass Rack Saves Space, Is Easy to Build

    If you're looking for a place to keep your wine glasses that doesn't take up space in your cabinets, this DIY wine glass rack was made from scrap wood, holds your wine glasses firmly, and looks great at the same time. Here's how to build one yoursel…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • Three Quick Ways to Declutter in 10 Minutes

    Three Quick Ways to Declutter in 10 Minutes

    Often "decluttering" comes with the connotation that the process will take all day (or days), and be mentally and physically exhausting. Apartment Therapy's Fay Wolf has three easy ways to declutter in just a couple of minutes: look over your towels…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • Build a Wearable UV Alarm that Reminds You to Apply More Sunscreen

    Build a Wearable UV Alarm that Reminds You to Apply More Sunscreen

    Going outside and soaking up some sun and warm weather is a joy, but remembering to reapply sunscreen can be a pain. It's still necessary though, and Adafruit's Becky Stern has an ingenious solution you can wear on a hat or other piece of clothing t…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • Tabs Board Switches Google Chrome Tabs by Voice

    Tabs Board Switches Google Chrome Tabs by Voice

    Windows/Chrome: If you have a lot of tabs open in Chrome and want to quickly find one without clicks or Ctrl+Tab, just say the site's name in your microphone and Tabs Board will locate it for you.Read more...
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • Poach Eggs in a Skillet and Cook Many Together with Teacups

    Poach Eggs in a Skillet and Cook Many Together with Teacups

    You probably reach for a saucepan when you need to poach eggs. America's Test Kitchen (ATK) recommends a skillet instead, in this video guide on how to poach eggs perfectly.Read more...
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00pm -

MEMEBURN

  • 5 things you really must do to make email marketing work for you

    5 things you really must do to make email marketing work for you

    “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” ~ Albert Einstein If what Albert Einstein said is true, then why do so many people trying to market through email persist in sending unwanted, irrelevant communi…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Here’s why failure is a rite of passage to success

    Here’s why failure is a rite of passage to success

    Winning the first time, every time and all the time is unrealistic and harmful to your continued success. Entrepreneurial delusion is a real thing. If it isn’t an official thing, it really should be. We (the entrepreneurs) believe that we will succ…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:40am -
  • The flash and the furious: 11 of the internet’s greatest custom computers

    The flash and the furious: 11 of the internet’s greatest custom computers

    There are few things in this world more entertaining than stripping a device of its guts, just to put it back together again. Building something from scratch also comes pretty close. Fun turns to dread (or in some cases, panicked laughter) when the p…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:35am -
  • In digital marketing? You need to understand your services and products

    In digital marketing? You need to understand your services and products

    In today’s digital connected world where we communicate with our network and social circles through social media, mobile, and local technology, if you want to succeed online, you need to understand and engage with your clients’ needs at a deeper…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:30am -
  • 12 Honest trailers you have to watch, trust us

    12 Honest trailers you have to watch, trust us

    We love trailers. Trailers are how studios get us interested in an otherwise not-so-interesting movie. A good trailer leaves us wanting to see a move immediately, even if you know it will be bad. However, what we really love is Honest Trailers, a ver…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:25am -
  • Microsoft’s Cortana whips Apple’s Siri in this new Windows Phone ad

    Microsoft’s Cortana whips Apple’s Siri in this new Windows Phone ad

    Microsoft’s not shy when it comes to tackling its competition head-on — from openly pitting its Surface Pro 3 against the Macbook Air to all those Scroogled ads. The latest victim? That would be Siri. The company’s new Windows Phone ad essentia…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:15am -
  • First ‘Mad Max’ trailer promises tons of explosions, chase scenes galore

    First ‘Mad Max’ trailer promises  tons of explosions, chase scenes galore

    The original Mad Max trilogy pretty much defined the way a generation viewed cars, the desert and Australians. Now, 35 years after the release of the first film, we’ve finally been given a glimpse of what the next chapter in the series will look li…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:11am -
  • You can now 3D print your own asteroids, satellites thanks to NASA

    You can now 3D print your own asteroids, satellites thanks to NASA

    Okay okay, you won’t actually be able to 3D print an actual satellite or an asteroid, but if you have a 3D printer you will be able to print miniature models of them and that’s still pretty cool. T The ability to 3D print these extraterrestrial o…
    - 23 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:03am -
  • Early adopter? Maybe your company should be one too

    Early adopter? Maybe your company should be one too

    If you’ve ever seen A Christmas Story, you know that new toys are sometimes more trouble than they’re worth. Remember how little Ralphie begs for (and eventually receives) a BB gun? Then, just as the adults warned him, he ends up shooting himself…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Memebits: gadget reviews, selfies and torch-fights in 15 second videos

    Memebits: gadget reviews, selfies and torch-fights in 15 second videos

    We get it: you’re busy. Social media is a never-ending stream of things demanding your attention, and sometimes you can miss the cool things while you’re busy with real life. But do you have 15 seconds to spare? In our new video series, you can g…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:50am -

Make Use Of

  • NewThese Crowdfunded Films Only Exist Thanks To Their Backers [Stuff to Watch]

    These Crowdfunded Films Only Exist Thanks To Their Backers [Stuff to Watch]

    You could probably fund a military coup with Kickstarter, provided you marketed it effectively. There’s little that can’t be achieved if enough people want it, and nothing says “I want it!” like thousands of dollars in support. Motion pictu…
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:30am -
  • GOG Has Landed On Linux: Here Are 5 Of The Best Games You Can Get Right Now

    GOG Has Landed On Linux: Here Are 5 Of The Best Games You Can Get Right Now

    There’s some good news for Linux gamers, as GOG has started to support Linux games, and has opened its doors to users of the free, open source platform. GOG (Good Old Games) primarily offers older – but dearly loved – games for Windows and OS X…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • StatusDuck Replaces Your Mac’s Dock With Menubar Icons

    StatusDuck Replaces Your Mac’s Dock With Menubar Icons

    Love your Mac, but not the dock? Replace it with something smaller. StatusDuck ($15, free trial) lets you manage your open applications completely from the menubar. The dock is an iconic Mac feature – one many Windows users attempt to copy – but…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • New To Android? Make Your Smartphone Work For You, Not Against

    New To Android? Make Your Smartphone Work For You, Not Against

    If this article’s title caught your attention, I’ll bet you have received your first smartphone recently and have no idea what to do with it. Perhaps your children convinced you to finally upgrade from a feature or “dumb” phone, or maybe you…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Your Own Holodeck: Will The Star Trek Fantasy Become a Reality?

    Your Own Holodeck: Will The Star Trek Fantasy Become a Reality?

    You open the door and step into an empty room. Within moments, you find yourself immersed in a far away world – in a jungle on the other side of the world, or on another planet. This Star Trek “holodeck” fantasy may sound far fetched, but it’…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Droid Your Ride – 3 Ways To Bring Android Into Your Car

    Droid Your Ride – 3 Ways To Bring Android Into Your Car

    It’s not unusual to find a smartphone hooked up to a car, but in the vast majority of cases this is only done to make it easy to make or answer calls, use a navigation app, or play music. There are many other ways that you can use Android in your c…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Riding A Lyft? Check Out Our 5 Rules For Communal Cabs

    Riding A Lyft? Check Out Our 5 Rules For Communal Cabs

    With the advent of ride sharing apps, Lyft is one that has somewhat risen to prominence. With drivers in cities all the way from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, the Lyft service, which utilizes normal drivers in their personal cars with easily identifiable…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Manage Projects, Collaborate & Work Better As A Team With Intellinote

    Manage Projects, Collaborate & Work Better As A Team With Intellinote

    The right software behind your project, group or organization can make all the difference. Intellinote is another such platform for managing, collaborating and better communicating with your team. Intellinote blends project management features, co…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • Why Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Will Become The Money Of The Future

    Why Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Will Become The Money Of The Future

    Today you pay with paper or plastic, but one day will you pay for things with Bitcoin? Let’s explore what the concept of “money” really means, and role cryptocurrency may have in our financial future. If you’ve been watching headlines…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • Monkey Kit Review And Giveaway

    Monkey Kit Review And Giveaway

    Laziness isn’t exactly a bad thing. In fact, it’s been said that laziness is a virtue. Laziness brought us the remote control, and the automobile. Laziness brought us microwave dinners and Amazon. And laziness has brought us the Monkey Kit, the n…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • Enhance Your Android Notification Experience With Floatify

    Enhance Your Android Notification Experience With Floatify

    Android’s notification system is arguably the best in the mobile arena, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. Case and point: Floatify. This new app gives you handy pop-up notifications that work great if you’re in full scre…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Unmasking Tor Users, Revealing Uber Ratings, ATMs Are Doomed, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Unmasking Tor Users, Revealing Uber Ratings, ATMs Are Doomed, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Also, Google Play Music is free for new Chromecast owners, taunting police on Facebook proves to be a mistake, Google Glass banned during Comic-Con 2014 panels, and parkour athletes bring Assassin’s Creed to Paris. Russia Wants To Unmask Tor Users…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Cool Websites & Tools – Freelance Sources, Drunk User Testing, & Easy Google Hangouts Setup

    Cool Websites & Tools – Freelance Sources, Drunk User Testing, & Easy Google Hangouts Setup

    LanceList – if you are a freelancer, you will know how difficult it is to find continual work. So you would probably find LanceList a useful resource to bookmark. LanceList is a curated collection of websites in different fields that generally use…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:31am -
  • The Anatomy Of Toys

    The Anatomy Of Toys

    For the most part, toys are taken for granted. They’re bought, they’re played with. When they’re broken, they get tossed out in favour of new ones. It’s time someone takes the time to appreciate toys. With x-ray. Sydney-based commercial photo…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:30am -
  • Kick Back With Instrumental Chillout & Lounge Music [Sound Sunday]

    Kick Back With Instrumental Chillout & Lounge Music [Sound Sunday]

    Music and light can really change the atmosphere of a room. Here are free music downloads to add a chilled lounge vibe to your place. If you enjoy Sound Sunday, don’t forget to share it with your friends! This will help us keep this free & legal mu…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:30am -

ALL THINGS DIGITAL

TECHSUPLEX

  • BBM for Windows Phone coming next week, 10k users registered for the beta in 24hrs

    BBM for Windows Phone coming next week, 10k users registered for the beta in 24hrs

    When BlackBerry opened up its BBM beta program for Windows Phone, it declared that the program was full just a day after. It got me wondering how many slots were available in the first place.There also wasn’t official word on when the app would be…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:18pm -
  • HotelsNg launches new service that provides hotels for events.

    HotelsNg launches new service that provides hotels for events.

    Hotels.ng yesterday launched “Events” a new offering on their bouquet of services that lets customers book hotels for their events. The service allows customers to register events with hotels.ng who will in-turn research 12 hotels around the lo…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:27am -
  • All you need to know about Firstbank’s Paypal Offering

    All you need to know about Firstbank’s Paypal Offering

    Paypal officially launched in Nigeria with a partnership with FirstBank a few days ago, with fanfare. We were at the launch and will be bringing you details from our interview with one of their execs soon, but besides all the noise, what exactly Firs…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:59pm -
  • Airtel introduces decently priced, android specific data plans

    Airtel introduces decently priced, android specific data plans

    From the time Airtel sent out text messages about discontinuing the access to BIS on other devices, a lot of noise was made about how there weren’t decently priced plans for other devices, including this rather hilarious petition even though there…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:25am -
  • Uber Launches in Lagos; Offers N2,000 discount on first ride.

    Uber Launches in Lagos; Offers N2,000 discount on first ride.

    Uber went official in Lagos Nigeria today, with Chocolate City’s IcePrince Zamani as the first Nigerian to hitch a ride on the service. In case you have no idea what Uber is, it’s a startup (one of the fastest growing ones worldwide) that connect…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:59pm -
  • A Closer Look at the BlackBerry Passport’s Keyboard

    A Closer Look at the BlackBerry Passport’s Keyboard

    BlackBerry devices have always been synonymous with keyboards. Every single device they have made over time has had an interesting keyboard (well, except the 9860). The Bold keyboard with its frets and  “U-shape”, the Curve keyboard with its wel…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:43pm -
  • Nigerian Techies and the Tony Stark Complex.

    Nigerian Techies and the Tony Stark Complex.

    Over the weekend, I got on the phone with one of my friends from high school, a techie’s techie currently with one of the biggest tech companies globally right now and after chitchatting for a bit, we obviously discussed tech globally and Nigerian…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:07am -
  • Why the Next Richest Person isn’t Building a Tech Company

    Why the Next Richest Person isn’t Building a Tech Company

    Ideally, tech startups are supposed to disrupt huge traditonal businesses, break monopolies, make products and services better or cheaper for the consumers and all in all, make living a much easier hassle for humans. Most inventors or tech entreprene…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 1:12pm -
  • Are Smartphones turning us into morons?

    Are Smartphones turning us into morons?

    We live in what should be the pinnacle of human intellectual achievement. We have in our pockets a constantly updated web of information containing the complete history of human progress and scientific thought. Yet, in spite of our smartphones and ta…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 7:47am -
  • Phonation (Episode 6)

    Phonation (Episode 6)

    Catch the previous episodes here. I got lucky. While phones were powered off, Siri found a way of pairing with me. She refused to explain in detail just something about NFC’s. I knew NFC means Near Field Technology. I also knew many of my kind had…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 9:07am -

SEARCH ENGINE WATCH

  • Twitter Cards: A Quick Start Guide
    Twitter cards are one social media marketing tool you can't afford to ignore. By going beyond basic tweets to include videos, pictures, and other information, your business can integarate a transactional message into the conversation.
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • 10 Social Media PR Lessons From #OITNB
    With the big push in content marketing and the use of social media as a commonplace tactic for brands, rising above the noise is a challenge. With a little creativity, any brand can steal some inspiration from shows like "Orange is the New Black".
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • New Free Dynamic Sitelinks on Google AdWords Ads – Everything You Need to Know
    Dynamic sitelinks are automatically generated and appear below your Google AdWords ad text. They cost nothing if they're clicked and provide more space on the search results. Here's everything advertisers need to know about dynamic sitelinks.
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • 6 Tips for Writing Successful LinkedIn Articles
    LinkedIn is a great platform for publishing articles, but you need to have a strategy and consider what types of content work best for the people reading articles on LinkedIn. Here's how to write articles that will succeed on LinkedIn.
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Retailers Outspend Luxury Brands on Luxury Keywords in Paid Search [Report]
    In the battle for luxury shoppers, top retailers in 2013 outspent top luxury brands on Google AdWords paid search ads in four of five categories: apparel, beauty and cosmetics, shoes, and watches, according to a new report from AdGooroo.
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Google Has Removed 100,000 Links, Approved More Than Half of 'Right to be Forgotten' Requests
    Google has removed "the majority" of "right to be forgotten" requests, a number that could exceed the 100,000 mark. It has rejected just over 30 percent of the requests it has received and approved "more than 50 percent" of the requests.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • 14 Top-Notch Resources to Help You Become a CRO Expert
    It's becoming increasingly expensive to drive traffic to your website. The only way to maintain or improve results is to increase your conversion rate. Study up on these expert conversion rate optimization guides and tutorials to get up to speed.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • How to Use Twitter Lead Gen Cards to Increase Newsletter Sign-ups
    Newsletters are an amazing marketing tool, but building a large newsletter audience can be tough. You can run Twitter lead gen cards for free. Just don't promote it, and you never have to pay a dime. Here's how you do it.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • How to Make AdWords Paid Search Work for You – 7 Important Steps
    Want to make your AdWords PPC accounts work better for you? By using these seven routine tasks, you can be not only more effective in managing your paid search clients, but become more valuable to your clients as well.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Foursquare Upgrades App, Transitions Check-Ins to Swarm
    Calling it the beginning of the ‘personalized local search’ future, Foursquare has moved all check-in functionality from Foursquare to Swarm. It has also revealed a new logo and given us a sneak peek of what the new Foursquare will look like.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:45pm -
  • SEM the Most Effective Acquisition Channel for 85% of Retailers [Survey]
    A study by Shop.org and Forrester Research shows 85 percent of retailers surveyed said search marketing (including PPC and SEO) was the most effective customer acquisition tactic. The study also showed display advertising is experiencing a comeback.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:45pm -
  • 5 Content Questions to Guide Your Site Redesign
    There's a lot to consider when you decide to redesign your website – it must provide a good user experience, be mobile-friendly, and not lose rankings. But there are also five important content questions to consider before revamping your website.
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • Listing Management: The Required Foundation for Local SEO
    Effective listing management trumps all other local SEO efforts. It has been and continues to be the required foundation for a successful local SEO program. Consider these four major factors when creating your listing management strategy.
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Using Majestic's Topical Trust Flow to Find Online PR Opportunities
    Using this powerful filter you can isolate the categories you're interested in, explore the source links to see the news coverage in editorial context, and identify specific journalists to see what type of stories they're interested in.
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • How to Optimize Your Content Strategy With Social Listening
    If you understand what your customers are saying, what they need, and how they want to get it, you can craft the right content that meets their needs. Here's how social listening can help you optimize your content strategy.
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • How to Ensure Your SEO Strategy Delivers the Right Traffic
    When it comes to SEO, achieving first page rankings and getting more traffic is one thing, but here's how to make sure those rankings deliver the right type of traffic to your website, traffic that will actually convert into new customers.
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Ripoff Report to Revise Removal Policy: May Accept Court Orders
    Ripoff Report has been notorious for its "no removal" policy, refusing to remove reports for any amount of money, pleading, or legal litigation. However, Ripoff Report is reportedly making some important changes to this iron clad rule.
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Apparel PPC: Zappos Dominates the Competition
    When it comes to paid search advertising in the apparel category, Zappos is king, according to a new report from AdGooroo, which examined U.S. Google AdWords data from Q2 2014 and also revealed the top 20 apparel keywords by spend.
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • 3 New Bing Ads Geotargeting Features Now Available
    Bing Ads has updated its geotargeting to give advertisers better map control and radius targeting. It also combines the ability to use radius targeting with location targeting. The updates are available in Bing Ads Editor and V9 API.
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • New App-Based Search Engine Startup Relcy Tries to Reset SEO
    The idea behind Relcy is to index and rank the content stored within apps on your phone, giving you the ability to search content across all your apps, which the major search engines, like Google, can't access. What could it mean for SEO?
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:00pm -

TECHNOLOGY BEATS

FAST COMPANY

  • How Google Searches Can Predict The Next Stock Market Crash

    How Google Searches Can Predict The Next Stock Market Crash

    Researchers have created a method to identify search patterns that can predict stock market movement.When will the stock market crash? As with most everything else, the answer lies within Google.Read Full Story
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:20pm -
  • "Star Wars" Creator George Lucas Names Architect For New Chicago Museum

    "Star Wars" Creator George Lucas Names Architect For New Chicago Museum

    The director picks Beijing-based MAD Architects to design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.George Lucas has chosen Beijing-based MAD Architects to lead the design of his new museum, planned to open on 17 acres of what is currently parking space alon…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:41pm -
  • Airbnb Takes On Business Travel With Concur Partnership

    Airbnb Takes On Business Travel With Concur Partnership

    More than 35 companies have already signed up for Airbnb's business travel program.Airbnb is displacing the hotel industry when it comes to personal travel, and now it wants to do the same for business travel. On Monday, the San Francisco-based start…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:47pm -
  • OkCupid's Human Experiments Are Way Creepier Than Facebook's

    OkCupid's Human Experiments Are Way Creepier Than Facebook's

    And one experiment basically discredits the matching algorithm.Online dating site OkCupid is laughing in the face of Facebook's human experimentation scandal, lauding its own such efforts today in a blog post on OkTrends. The post, titled "We Experim…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:29pm -
  • Amid Meat Scandal, McDonald's Pulls Big Mac From Menus In China

    Amid Meat Scandal, McDonald's Pulls Big Mac From Menus In China

    Some Chinese customers will have to wait until early August for their Big Macs and chicken nuggets. For now, there's Filet-O-Fish.McDonald's patrons in China will have to wait for their next Big Mac. The fast food chain is facing a beef and chicken s…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:03pm -
  • In Boston, The Internet of Things Is Already in Front Of Your Face

    In Boston, The Internet of Things Is Already in Front Of Your Face

    If the vast network of sensors that experts say will be a trillion-dollar business sector can seem hard to imagine, consider Beantown.If you want to think about what the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) will look like, walk along Boston's 400-y…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • Barbie Sales Are Down For The Eighth Consecutive Quarter, Because Monsters

    Barbie Sales Are Down For The Eighth Consecutive Quarter, Because Monsters

    It's been a rough last few years for Mattel's flagship doll brand.Barbie, the iconic plastic doll with the proportions of a desiccated hot dog, is having a rough time staying culturally relevant. Mattel's latest sales figures paint a grim picture for…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • Your Brain On 6 Hours Of Sleep A Night

    Your Brain On 6 Hours Of Sleep A Night

    Might as well just get drunk.You've heard it before, probably from your mom: Make sure you get enough sleep.Read Full Story
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:24pm -
  • Luxury Counterfeits In China Get Sophisticated

    Luxury Counterfeits In China Get Sophisticated

    You love your "tong kuan"--because you don't have a Prada backpackCopycat products manufactured in China have long been a headache for luxury brands. But now policing purse designs is getting harder than ever, thanks to a trend toward "tong kuan" or…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • This Guy Popping An Epic Wheelie Wins Our Hearts At The Tour de France

    This Guy Popping An Epic Wheelie Wins Our Hearts At The Tour de France

    Billowing cargo shorts be damned, this superfan keeps up with the pros--all on one wheel.Technically, Vincenzo Nibali was the first man to cross the line yesterday in the Tour de France, the first Italian victor in 16 years.Read Full Story
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:43pm -
  • This Ridiculous Contest Summarizes Everything About The Startup Economy

    This Ridiculous Contest Summarizes Everything About The Startup Economy

    And it's sponsored by that beacon of startup encouragement... Sprint?Sprint sponsors a radio show about startups called Dream Big America, which is such a comically condescending name--so pat-on-the-head, go-get-em-tiger--that you must wonder what th…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:09pm -
  • Apple Just Acquired Two Streaming Media Startups. Here's Why

    Apple Just Acquired Two Streaming Media Startups. Here's Why

    Over the weekend, the company spent at least $40 million on BookLamp and Swell.If you discount bringing Beats into the fold from earlier this year, Apple's acquisitions have historically been low-key affairs. This weekend though, Cupertino certainly…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:26pm -
  • While Bottling Water In The Middle Of A Drought, Nestle Says: Let's Have A Water Party!

    While Bottling Water In The Middle Of A Drought, Nestle Says: Let's Have A Water Party!

    The ad campaign seems tone deaf as Nestle bottles huge amounts of water extracted from a parched California.In the middle of California's record-setting drought, Nestle is extracting and bottling huge amounts of water--over 244 million gallons at las…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:10pm -
  • Virgin America Files For IPO

    Virgin America Files For IPO

    The California-based airline filed for an initial public offering Monday morning.Virgin America, the U.S. airline partly owned by space-tourism mogul Richard Branson, has filed for a U.S. initial public offering.Read Full Story
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:08pm -
  • Inside The Data Science That's Shining New Light On Syria's Civil War

    Inside The Data Science That's Shining New Light On Syria's Civil War

    The Carter Center and Palantir Technologies are opening their data platform to understand the Syrian conflict. This story includes interviews with the Carter Center's Christopher McNaboe.Read Full Story
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • At Last, A Scientific Solution For Delivering Hot Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    At Last, A Scientific Solution For Delivering Hot Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    San Francisco-based grilled cheese chain The Melt wanted to design the perfect food transport box. So they asked NASA consultants for help.Moist. Cold. Soggy.Read Full Story
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:33pm -
  • How Holiday Inn Helped A Double Amputee Walk Again

    How Holiday Inn Helped A Double Amputee Walk Again

    The brand tells the true story of one unique guest to tout its connection to customers.There are times when a brand has a great story to tell, and it just needs to decide to tell it and tell it well. This sounds simple, but in the world of marketing-…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:33pm -
  • How To Keep Our Buildings From Making Us Fat

    How To Keep Our Buildings From Making Us Fat

    Central stairs, slow elevators, smaller waistline.It's tough to find time in a busy schedule for a full workout, but there's a pretty easy opportunity for exercise that many of us pass up every day. That would be the decision to take stairs instead o…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • What The Wright Brothers Could Teach Today's Innovators About Solving Problems

    What The Wright Brothers Could Teach Today's Innovators About Solving Problems

    Three tips for testing your assumptions the Wright--er, right--wayOne key to successful innovation, a growing body of innovation thinkers believe, is trial-and-error experimentation. Proponents of the Lean Startup methodology urge innovators to creat…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Why TED Has Given All Of Its Employees A Mandatory Two-Week Summer Vacation

    Why TED Has Given All Of Its Employees A Mandatory Two-Week Summer Vacation

    Here's an idea worth spreading: Enforced time off. Now, go share this with your boss.There are two times of year when people tend to go on vacation: the weeks around Christmas and New Year's, and late summer. But while many offices shut down during t…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:44am -
  • One Family, Two Generations Of Stay-At-Home Dads

    One Family, Two Generations Of Stay-At-Home Dads

    Thirty years ago, being a stay-at-home dad merited a spot on the news. But we're still not talking much about men's careers post kids.My dad was fired a lot. A radio disc jockey, he had issues with authority that plagued him his entire life, and his…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:06am -
  • 8 Women Entrepreneurs Share How They Conquered Their Biggest Roadblocks

    8 Women Entrepreneurs Share How They Conquered Their Biggest Roadblocks

    They're successful now, but it hasn't always looked so easy.Whether it's breaking the glass ceiling or battling stereotypes, no one's denying women have come a long way. But we still have a long way to go.Read Full Story
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:49am -
  • Why Women Entrepreneurs Are Happier Than Male Entrepreneurs

    Why Women Entrepreneurs Are Happier Than Male Entrepreneurs

    It might be a long road getting there, but once women are running their own businesses, they're happier than ever.There's a lot being said out there about the state of women in this country. The gender gap is alive and well when it comes to salary, c…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:41am -
  • How 60 Seconds And One Word A Day Can Reduce Your Stress

    How 60 Seconds And One Word A Day Can Reduce Your Stress

    Our inner voices are doing serious damage to our self-esteem. One expert weighs in to show how relaxation can change the script.Remember the childhood rhyme, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?" It sounds optimistic,…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:23am -
  • Quote Of The Week: Be A Quitter

    Quote Of The Week: Be A Quitter

    There's no shame in leaving a fruitless endeavor in the dust.Every Monday, tune in to Fast Company Leadership for a quote to get your week started right.Read Full Story
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:19am -

VENTURE BEAT

ReadWriteWeb

  • Zillow Kills Competition With $3.5 Billion Trulia Deal

    Zillow Kills Competition With $3.5 Billion Trulia Deal

    It takes more than “Zestimates” and other zippy technology to make money in real-estate listings, as evidenced by the $3.5 billion in stock that Zillow agreed to drop in order to snap up its chief competitor, Trulia.The impending Trulia acquisit…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:19pm -
  • CloudFlare’s Matthew Prince: Building A Better Internet

    CloudFlare’s Matthew Prince: Building A Better Internet

    ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future.For a 100-person company founded in 2009, the tech firm Cloudflare certainly seems to have an outsized impact on the Internet.Short…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • 8 Soaring Videos That Reach The Edges Of Earth

    8 Soaring Videos That Reach The Edges Of Earth

    Editor's note: This post was originally published by our partners at <a href="http://www.popsugar.com/tech/Space-Flight-Videos-27687922">PopSugar Tech</a>.For a seventh-grade science project, 12-year-old Lauren Rojas reached for the stars—literally…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • The Battle Of The Block: How LinkedIn Finally Stopped The Stalkers

    The Battle Of The Block: How LinkedIn Finally Stopped The Stalkers

    When a San Francisco-based tech recruiter—we'll call her "Sally," a pseudonym—filed a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend, the court documents listed Facebook, Pinterest, and even Etsy as no-go zones for him. But it was LinkedIn that Sally…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:01pm -
  • The Coolest Objects For Sale In Amazon’s New 3D Printing Store

    The Coolest Objects For Sale In Amazon’s New 3D Printing Store

    If 3D printing doesn't take off, it won’t be for Amazon’s lack of trying. Last year, it created a dedicated retail section to sell 3D printers and materials. Now it’s at it again, this time pushing actual 3D-printed goods—and feeding an ongo…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:36am -
  • Everyone's A Lab Rat In OkCupid's Labyrinth Of Love

    Everyone's A Lab Rat In OkCupid's Labyrinth Of Love

    OkCupid’s dating trends research blog is back, reminding us again just how shallow humans are, and that our time spent on the Internet can be modified to a company’s whims.While unveiling the latest social dating data, the dating site also took a…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:25am -
  • Interns Tell Us What They Would Change At Silicon Valley's Top Companies

    Interns Tell Us What They Would Change At Silicon Valley's Top Companies

    I saw the massive line of interns long before I could see the venue. The young crowd waiting outside Broadway Studios in San Francisco on Tuesday chatted with friends and checked their phones, eagerly awaiting to get inside. Interns line up outside…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:56pm -
  • Congress Passes Mobile Device Unlocking Bill

    Congress Passes Mobile Device Unlocking Bill

    Soon, you'll once again be able to switch mobile carriers without needing to buy a new device.The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to make it legal for people to unlock their mobile devices in order to use them on a different…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:05pm -
  • With Twitch, Google Could Dominate The World Of Gaming Videos

    With Twitch, Google Could Dominate The World Of Gaming Videos

    Google is reportedly purchasing video game livestreaming platform Twitch for $1 billion. A Google spokesperson has declined to comment on the rumors.Twitch, the world’s largest gaming website and community, lets gamers broadcast their live videopla…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:28am -
  • Step Aside, Google Glass—Now Facebook Wants To Own Your Face

    Step Aside, Google Glass—Now Facebook Wants To Own Your Face

    Facebook has made it very clear it’s no longer just a social network. It’s been working hard trying to compete with Google on several fronts: search, nascent technology markets, and post-desktop computing. Now that the $2 billion Oculus deal is…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:26am -

DIGITAL LIFE

  • 'Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' trailer lights up the Internet

    'Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' trailer lights up the Internet

    Love movie trailers? You're riding a great wave these last few days. The "Mockingjay" and "Mad Max" trailers were released over the weekend, and on Monday, the first teaser trailer for the final "Hobbit" movie, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Arm…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:19pm -
  • Duchess Kate, Prince William at Commonwealth Games: See their 5 best faces

    Duchess Kate, Prince William at Commonwealth Games: See their 5 best faces

    When it comes to watching sports, the royals certainly don't shy away from showing their emotions. A month after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tensely watched a match at Wimbledon, the two left Prince George at home to spend Monday at the Common…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:54pm -
  • 'Game of Thrones' bloopers will make you laugh (until they die)

    'Game of Thrones' bloopers will make you laugh (until they die)

    The laughs are few and far between during the serious drama that takes place every week on "Game of Thrones." But a newly released blooper reel delivers a season's worth of chuckles in just two minutes.The stars of the viral video are some of our fav…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:01pm -
  • Show me the money! 11 ways to make more cash at your next garage sale

    Show me the money! 11 ways to make more cash at your next garage sale

    Garage sales are a ton of work, from picking through every room in your house to find things to sell to hauling an endless amount of stuff outside. The reality is that most sellers are lucky to end up with a few hundred bucks. So are those stories of…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:25pm -
  • How germy is your favorite greeting?

    How germy is your favorite greeting?

    Germs can spread easily from one person to another, especially while saying hi. Is your favorite greeting exposing you to lots of extra germs? With the help of our patent pending Germometer, two intrepid NBC News employees search for an answer.
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:05pm -
  • Mom of Abigail Hernandez, teen missing 9 months: ‘She did not run away’

    Mom of Abigail Hernandez, teen missing 9 months: ‘She did not run away’

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the disappearance of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl, who had been missing for more than nine months before she returned home last week.Nathaniel E.
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:45pm -
  • Hot or not? We decide in only 100 milliseconds, research finds

    Hot or not? We decide in only 100 milliseconds, research finds

    There’s a man across the room with big eyes and a warm smile. In an instant, we decide that not only is he hot, but he also seems approachable — based solely on his looks.We make snap judgments about people all the time, and a new study reinforce…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:32pm -
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones: 'I was a mess' about Michael Douglas' cancer

    Catherine Zeta-Jones: 'I was a mess' about Michael Douglas' cancer

    Michael Douglas is once again opening up about his battle with cancer. Speaking in front of 3,000 doctors at the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies' 5th World Congress event in New York on Sunday, the 69-year-old actor got…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:08pm -
  • Fallen Marine's mom receives son's tribute flag: 'My heart is finally healing'

    Fallen Marine's mom receives son's tribute flag: 'My heart is finally healing'

    Almost 10 years after her son died in Iraq, Patsy Maciel says he sent her a message — delivered through a very special American flag.Covered in handwritten messages penned by her son's platoon mates, the flag should have made its way to Maciel near…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:50pm -
  • Cut your grocery bill in half (without clipping a single coupon!)

    Cut your grocery bill in half (without clipping a single coupon!)

    Seems we're just not clipping like we used to: In a new ShopSmart survey, 28 percent of supermarket customers said they can't be bothered with coupons, while another 15 percent called coupons a "necessary evil." But how necessary are they really? Sh…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:44pm -

ENGADGET

  • NewSelf-driving mini truck put to the test by US Marines

    Self-driving mini truck put to the test by US Marines

    Automakers aren't the only ones working to implement self-driving technology. The US Marine Corps has teamed up with TORC Robotics' (among others) to work on a Jeep-esque option outfitted with the company's Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate system -…
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:05am -
  • NewEngadget Daily: credit card skimming, floating 'Star Wars' holograms and more!

    Engadget Daily: credit card skimming, floating 'Star Wars' holograms and more!

    Today, we investigated the tech behind credit card skimming, looked at floating 3D video, learned about next gen lithium ion batteries and checked our Uber passenger ratings. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours....
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:27am -
  • NewWhat's on your HDTV: 'Sharknado 2', 'Twin Peaks' Blu-ray, TLoU and NFL

    What's on your HDTV: 'Sharknado 2', 'Twin Peaks' Blu-ray, TLoU and NFL

    Syfy is going to try to capture social media lightning in a bottle one more time, with the sequel to last summer's bad-but-popular Sharknado. We're not exactly sure what Sharknado 2: The Second One is about but suspect has some combination of sharks…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:57pm -
  • HTC's next Windows Phone is coming to Verizon with an awkward name

    HTC's next Windows Phone is coming to Verizon with an awkward name

    More than a few eyebrows were raised when talk surfaced of an HTC One for Windows Phone. How close would it be to the Android original? Would it bring anything new to the table? And what's the name, for that matter? Thankfully, sources for Engadget.…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:21pm -
  • BMW's fast electric car charger rolls out to the US

    BMW's fast electric car charger rolls out to the US

    Many direct current fast chargers aren't exactly practical, even for stores that expect a lot of traffic; they're frequently massive, power-hungry and expensive. BMW knows that's a problem, which is why it just brought its i DC Fast Charger to North…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:54pm -
  • Facebook is about to make everyone use the standalone Messenger app

    Facebook is about to make everyone use the standalone Messenger app

    It's been coming coming, but Facebook told TechCrunch today that the time is just about here -- starting "over the next few days" everyone will need Messenger to chat directly with their Facebook friends on mobile devices (iOS, Android and Windows..…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:18pm -
  • OKCupid treats your love life like a lab rat

    OKCupid treats your love life like a lab rat

    Facebook is perhaps the most prominent example, but the internet, whether we want to accept it or not, is a gigantic data-mining operation where every thing about us is monitored, measured and experimented with -- even our love life, should we...
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:43pm -
  • Meet the judges of Engadget Expand's Insert Coin 2014 competition

    Meet the judges of Engadget Expand's Insert Coin 2014 competition

    We know Insert Coin contestants shed blood, sweat and tears to complete their masterpieces, so we make sure they get scrutinized by people who know what they're talking about. For this year's event, we gathered a group of judges from different...
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:15pm -
  • NVIDIA found a way to quadruple display performance in low-res LCDs

    NVIDIA found a way to quadruple display performance in low-res LCDs

    Face it, the tech industry is obsessed with resolution; we want every display to be high definition, regardless of size. We also want our devices to be affordable, leaving device manufactures with an interesting problem: how do they manufacture...
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:47pm -
  • GM is bringing wireless phone charging to some Cadillac cars

    GM is bringing wireless phone charging to some Cadillac cars

    General Motors may be going through a rough patch at the moment, but that's not stopping the company from setting its sights on the future. Today, the Detroit-based automaker revealed that it plans to put wireless charging pads inside a number of...
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:19pm -

THE NEXT WEB

NEWS FOR TECHNOLOGY LEADERS

  • U.S. Had Heads Up About Guardian NSA Data Destruction
    The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents show. The White House had publicl…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 2:16pm -
  • Aereo Presses Case Despite Supreme Court Setback
    Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good. The company is now using the Supreme Court's own language to force broadcasters to treat it just like…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 2:06pm -
  • LG Unrolls a TV Screen That Rolls Up
    Get ready for TVs with screens you can roll up. On Friday, LG Electronics announced a new kind of OLED TV screen that can be rolled up into a tube. The flexible 18-inch screen features a resolution of 1200 x 810, and can be rolled into a cylinder mea…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:31pm -
  • MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time
    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.The so-called FingerReade…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:11pm -
  • Robot Writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum
    The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster than a rabbi could because it doesn't ne…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:11pm -
  • Review: Unlimited E-Book Services Offer Plenty
    Two startups are trying to do for e-books what Netflix does for movies. Oyster and Scribd let you read as many books as you want for a monthly price -- $10 for Oyster and $9 for Scribd.I was skeptical at first. I can never find enough time to read,…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:11pm -
  • Alien Cast Members Reunite in Upcoming Video Game
    Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo. The actress who portrayed unflappable officer Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" film franchise is reprising her role in "Alien: Isolation," an upcoming video game se…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:04pm -
  • Microsoft Buys Disaster Recovery Service InMage
    To shore up its offerings for data backup and business continuity, Microsoft has acquired InMage, a provider of cloud-based disaster recovery technology. The acquisition is intended to help Microsoft position its Azure cloud platform as a destination…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:54pm -
  • New Cray for Nuclear Arms May Be Fastest Supercomputer
    The ongoing need for worldwide nuclear security has led to a big win for Seattle supercomputer giant Cray Inc. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) contracted with Cray in a deal worth $174 million for a supercomputer that it says will…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:26pm -
  • FTC Sues Amazon over In-App Purchases by Children
    The Federal Trade Commission filed suit Thursday against Amazon, alleging the retail giant made it too easy for minors to ring up millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court of Western Washington,…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:56pm -

CONSUMER TECH NEWS

  • How To: File Your Income Tax Returns Online (2014)

    How To: File Your Income Tax Returns Online (2014)

    Income Tax Returns filing deadline is just around the corner. Thanks to the Internet connectivity, you can file it online from the comforts of your home. However, like all the Government websites, Income Tax Department's website is a mess. Its compli…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:45pm -
  • Moto X+1 Leaked Images Show Metal, Wood And Glass Construction

    Moto X+1 Leaked Images Show Metal, Wood And Glass Construction

    The Moto X+1 has finally surfaced online and according to the leaker is indeed the real deal. The handset looks really different from the rest of the Android herd and will certainly stand out from the drab and boring Android designs we see these days…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:10pm -
  • Apple's 15-Inch MacBook Pros Could Be In For A Performance Bump

    Apple's 15-Inch MacBook Pros Could Be In For A Performance Bump

    Planning to buy a MacBook Pro? You might want to put a hold on that purchase. A new leak from China suggests that Apple could launch a slightly refreshed line of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros, featuring Intel's faster Haswell processors and 16GB of RAM…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:53am -
  • HTC Makes A Samsung GALAXY S4 Owner Very Happy

    HTC Makes A Samsung GALAXY S4 Owner Very Happy

    Nokia is pretty much famous for doing this in the past, but now HTC seems to be bringing a touch of goodness to the smartphone world and the world of customer service as well. A simple gesture can indeed make a world of a difference, especially on Re…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:58am -
  • Baidu's Take On The Self-Driving Car Makes More Sense Than Google's

    Baidu's Take On The Self-Driving Car Makes More Sense Than Google's

    China's most popular search engine Baidu has revealed that it too is building highly automated vehicles, but unlike Google's car it claims drivers will have the option of taking control of its vehicles. Amusingly the company compares its car to a hor…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:38am -
  • 5.9 Inch Nexus Smartphone Shows Up On Google’s Issue Tracker

    5.9 Inch Nexus Smartphone Shows Up On Google’s Issue Tracker

    Reports are pouring in that Motorola may be working on a 5.9 inch smartphone (if that still qualifies as one) code-named ‘Shamu’. What is interesting to note, is that it may in all probability be Google’s next Nexus device.The evidence comes f…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:48am -
  • Follow These Steps And Secure your iPhone

    Follow These Steps And Secure your iPhone

    Owning an iPhone might be one of the most cherished dreams by most of you. While laying your hands on one of the devices may be the first step, ensuring that it is always safe is another.One cannot blame the people eyeing to polish off the Apple phon…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:43am -
  • Apple Acquires BookLamp To Boost Its E-Book Efforts

    Apple Acquires BookLamp To Boost Its E-Book Efforts

    Tech giant Apple has confirmed reports suggesting it acquired book analytics service BookLamp, in an effort to fight Amazon in the e-book market. The company did not disclose details of the deal, but according to sources cited by TechCrunch the purch…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:06am -
  • Microsoft Reveals More About The Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 Update

    Microsoft Reveals More About The Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 Update

    The software as reported earlier is in the testing phase, but until now we had no clue about what’s new in GDR 1. Microsoft has now begun letting out the details of the GDR 1 update which like all GDR updates will not add game-changing features. WP…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:20am -
  • Now Control Your Tesla Model S Via Your Android Wear Smartwatch

    Now Control Your Tesla Model S Via Your Android Wear Smartwatch

    American all-electric car maker Tesla is at the forefront of bringing together the technology and automotive worlds for quite some time now. The company's latest party trick allows users to controls their $86,000 Model S with an Android Wear smartwat…
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:12am -
  • Apple May Include NFC In Its iPhone 6

    Apple May Include NFC In Its iPhone 6

    Leaked images of the iPhone 6’s alleged PCB (Printed Circuit Board) have shown up online. While it does look pretty, there is apparently a lot more hidden compared to the past, including a wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi module and an NFC chip as well. So…
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:49am -
  • India Is Increasingly Powering The Growth Of Social Networks

    India Is Increasingly Powering The Growth Of Social Networks

    The growth of social networks may be slowing globally, but India has managed to buck the trend, with giants Facebook and Twitter being the main beneficiaries. The number of active users of social networks in the country grew by a record 37.4 percent…
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:12am -
  • One Plus Mulls Bringing Its 'Flagship Killer' One Smartphone To India

    One Plus Mulls Bringing Its 'Flagship Killer' One Smartphone To India

    Chinese smartphone manufacturer 'One Plus' has created shockwaves with its flagship killer 'One' smartphone and is now mulling an entry into the Indian market. The company cited that India ranked eighth in terms of web traffic, higher than various co…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:40am -
  • Patents Show That iOS 8 Will Not Disturb You When You Workout

    Patents Show That iOS 8 Will Not Disturb You When You Workout

    Apple clearly didn’t want to create a dent in the health tracking scene started by Samsung. Which is why the Cupertino tech giant just announced the iOS HealthKit at the recent WWDC event which was meant to give developers better APIs to work with.…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:43am -
  • Enough With The iPhone 6; iPhone 6c Anyone?

    Enough With The iPhone 6; iPhone 6c Anyone?

    We could be seeing the first signs of an iPhone 6C out here, but we rather not hear about one altogether. Apple’s first venture into the affordable smartphone range clearly did not turn out to be a good one; and while TechRadar has pointed out that…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:36am -
  • Exynos-Powered Samsung GALAXY S5s Get A Firmware Update In India

    Exynos-Powered Samsung GALAXY S5s Get A Firmware Update In India

    Samsung is reportedly pushing out updates to its Exynos-powered GALAXY S5 smartphone. The update changelog simply mentions the words ‘improved performance’ and we hope that it does deliver the same, considering the horrible gaming performance tha…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:35am -
  • Not Receiving Your WP 8.1 Update? Get Off The Preview For Developers

    Not Receiving Your WP 8.1 Update? Get Off The Preview For Developers

    Microsoft seems to have gone into a sort of limbo and paused the Preview for Developers program indefinitely due to earlier problems with BitLocker encrypted devices. Windows Phone Central now reports that Lumia 1520 owners in the US are unable to re…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:24am -
  • Google Buys Game-Streaming Site Twitch For $1 Billion

    Google Buys Game-Streaming Site Twitch For $1 Billion

    Internet search giant Google has signed a deal to purchase game livesteaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, which will join Youtube to expand its video empire. VentureBeat reports that the deal underscores the value of Internet live streaming and the ri…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:22am -
  • Future Phone Could Have 1TB Of RAM

    Future Phone Could Have 1TB Of RAM

    Gone are the days when you had limited RAM on your phone and at present it is a luxury to have a 3GB of RAM. If the scientists succeed in their recent innovation then your future phone may well be boasting 1TB of RAM.According to a report in engadge…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:18am -
  • Chrome Beta Gets A Touch Of Material Design; Adds Simplified Sign-in

    Chrome Beta Gets A Touch Of Material Design; Adds Simplified Sign-in

    Google has begun the process of utilising Material Design into their apps and services. The Google Play Store was the first to get a touch up and while it is not a 100% shift to the design language, it certainly seems a lot less cluttered compared to…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:01am -

TECH DIGEST TV

  • TwitchPlaysPokemon is still going – and is on to Pokemon X for 3DS

    TwitchPlaysPokemon is still going – and is on to Pokemon X for 3DS

    Remember TwitchPlaysPokemon? It took the world by storm last February as thousands of players around the world took to Twitch to take control of Game Boy classic Pokemon. It turns out that it is still going, and is even more sophisticated. The premis…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:16pm -
  • Nokia X gets an update… but hang on, didn’t that get cut?

    Nokia X gets an update… but hang on, didn’t that get cut?

    Confusing news out of Microsoft today as the company has announced that its Nokia X line of Android handsets will be receiving a software update. It seems like only last week that Microsoft announced massive job cuts and the axing of Nokia X, the sma…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:46pm -
  • ADAM WEST brings 60s Batman to Lego Batman 3

    ADAM WEST brings 60s Batman to Lego Batman 3

    Holy Moly! Brilliant news from the makers of Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. The developer has released a new video feature showing off some of the voice actors in the game including the one and only Adam West! Check out the trailer here – sadly ther…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Microsoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?

    Microsoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?

    Getting rid of physical buttons on our gadgets has been a massive advantage for phones and tablets – but for gaming… it makes things more difficult. Luckily though, it appears that Microsoft could be working on an interesting solution. Patently A…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:29pm -
  • How brand loyal are users to iPhone and Android?

    How brand loyal are users to iPhone and Android?

    A new survey has revealed that mobile phone customers are rather brand loyal after all – with customers broadly sticking with the operating system that they are familiar with. Check out this chart from mobiles.co.uk – which surveyed 2,300 smartph…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:45am -
  • WATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri

    WATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri

    There is no love lost between Apple and Microsoft, and in a new TV ad for its Halo-inspired Cortana virtual assistant, Microsoft pokes a bit of fun at Apple’s Siri. Bringing back memories of Apple’s Mac vs PC campaigns, the advert presents a seri…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:24am -
  • Labour Party crowdsourcing digital policy ideas

    Labour Party crowdsourcing digital policy ideas

    We’re less than a year away from the next general election and if we know anything, it is that politicians are pretty much uniformly completely out of touch with technology and how it should be used. Luckily – you might be able to help. Labour Di…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:05am -
  • Greenpeace and Amazon in war of words over clean power

    Greenpeace and Amazon in war of words over clean power

    Greenpeace does not appear to be a big fan of Amazon, or its Amazon Web Services In a recent Green Internet report, Greenpeace praised companies such as Microsoft, Google  and Apple for their green credentials, while claiming that AWS had the “dir…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:56am -
  • Has Apple’s new MacBook Pro Retina spec been leaked?

    Has Apple’s new MacBook Pro Retina spec been leaked?

    If the rumours are true, Apple should soon be updating the MacBook Pro Retina line with much-improved power specs. According to Trusted Reviews, a photo of Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina specs that was leaked in China shows that an upgrade look…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:01am -
  • The Last Of Us: Remastered. A remasterpiece?

    The Last Of Us: Remastered. A remasterpiece?

    The Last Of Us wasn’t just about the last remaining humans following a zombie-style infection, but was also the last hurrah for the last generation of games consoles. Less than a year later though and the game is one of the opening salvos in the PS…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:52am -

Tech Eye

  • Doom over for PC industry says Intel

    Doom over for PC industry says Intel

    Chipzilla is telling the world+dog that the worst is over for the personal computer industry.Intel forecast third-quarter revenue above Wall Street's expectations.
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 9:03am -
  • Microsoft's job cuts are going to be nasty

    Microsoft's job cuts are going to be nasty

    It is starting to look like the expected job cuts in Redmond are going to be severe and a lot worse than those announced by Steve Ballmer in 2009.
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 8:35am -
  • TechEye downed by flying ants

    TechEye downed by flying ants

    Your super flyaway mag TechEye has been down for a few weeks.Sorry about that. We've been filing stories on our sister pub channeleye.co.uk in the interim.
    - 13 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 6:32pm -
  • Intel's eight core plans revealed

    Intel's eight core plans revealed

    While Intel is about to release some of the first processors based on its Haswell-E specifications, it is starting to look like they will not be the eight core fiestas expected.
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:12am -
  • South Korea gives up on Microsoft

    South Korea gives up on Microsoft

    South Korea is using the fact that Windows XP is no longer supported as a reason to walk away from Microsoft completely.According to a government statement, South Korea wants to break from its Microsoft dependency and move to open source software
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:10am -
  • Schmidt hits Cuba

    Schmidt hits Cuba

    Google Chairman Eric Schmidt made a secret visit to Cuba as part of his campaign to get all sorts of black listed stamps into his passport.
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:08am -
  • California allows Bitcoin

    California allows Bitcoin

    A Californian law has removed a ban on using currencies other than the US dollar.The new law will allow for the growing use of alternative payment methods such as bitcoin.
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:07am -
  • HP forms Lynch mob

    HP forms Lynch mob

    The maker of expensive printer ink, HP, is whipping together a mob to go for the former owner of British software company Autonomy.
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:06am -
  • Pirates may be jailed in Blighty

    Pirates may be jailed in Blighty

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to turn the UK back to the time when he and his toffy chums ruled is gathering pace.
    - 32 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:45am -
  • Verizon loses German contracts to Deutsche-Telcom

    Verizon loses German contracts to Deutsche-Telcom

    US Telco Verizon, which has spent a fortune lobbying US politicians, must be thoroughly miffed that it has been let down by them.
    - 32 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:43am -

TechPINIONS

GIZMAG

  • Review: Nine months with the iPad Air

    Review: Nine months with the iPad Air

    With the iPad Air having been on store shelves as long as a child lives in the womb, we thought this would be a good time to take another look at Apple's premiere tablet. Though we reviewed it shortly after getting our hands on it, why not revisit th…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:24pm -
  • Australian students break 26-year-old electric vehicle speed record

    Australian students break 26-year-old electric vehicle speed record

    A group of students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has set a new world speed record for an electric vehicle. The team's Sunswift car averaged over 100 km/h (62 mph) over a distance of 500 km (311 mi). The previous record f…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:23pm -
  • Leatherdos hair clip doubles as a multitool

    Leatherdos hair clip doubles as a multitool

    It's a spy movie cliché. The hero takes a bobby pin from the heroine's hair, and uses it to pick the lock on their handcuffs. Well, if she were wearing the new Leatherdos multitool hair clip, he'd also be able to do things like cutting through ropes…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:10pm -
  • Giants roam the streets of Liverpool

    Giants roam the streets of Liverpool

    Liverpool, UK, has played host to some pretty big visitors in the past, but its guests this weekend were truly huge. Royal De Luxe's giant puppets roamed the city's streets, capturing imaginations and drawing huge crowds. It is the second time its Gi…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:57pm -
  • Ruach gives always-in-tune Live Series cajon its own kick

    Ruach gives always-in-tune Live Series cajon its own kick

    The percussive sound of folks sitting atop a cajón de embalaje and banging out a rhythm has accompanied traditional music for years. Many, many years. Often called a drumkit in a box, many of today's examples come with built-in snare sounds, bass dr…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:56pm -
  • Deloitte's new Amsterdam HQ has connected, sensor-packing LED lighting

    Deloitte's new Amsterdam HQ has connected, sensor-packing LED lighting

    With corporate showmanship and architectural one-upmanship being what they are, newly-built company headquarters are often lavish affairs. The Edge in Amsterdam is no different. Not only is it good looking sustainably-designed, but its lighting does…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:11pm -
  • Fancy a one nighter at Hotel VW California?

    Fancy a one nighter at Hotel VW California?

    Sounding a bit like an Eagles song gone awry, Hotel VW California is actually a marketing stunt by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and LateRooms.com that offers guests one night in a VW California SE camper van in a select UK location... Continue Re…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:19am -
  • Aston Martin revives Lagonda badge with new super saloon

    Aston Martin revives Lagonda badge with new super saloon

    Aston Martin has confirmed plans for an all-new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a limited series... Continue Reading Aston Martin revives Lagonda badge with new super saloonSection: AutomotiveTags: Aston M…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:19am -
  • Study suggests probiotic to prevent obesity possible

    Study suggests probiotic to prevent obesity possible

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have raised hopes for the possibility of developing of a probiotic to treat obesity and other chronic diseases. The team inhibited weight gain, insulin resistance and various other negative…
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:56am -
  • BMW gets on the front foot with 2 Series Active Tourer crossover

    BMW gets on the front foot with 2 Series Active Tourer crossover

    Unlike BMW’s 2 series coupes, which are basically rebadged 1-series, the new 2 Series Active Tourer (2SAT) is not only the firm’s first front wheel drive model, but also the first to feature a three cylinder engine. Designed to set the groundwork…
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:11am -
  • Bluetooth-enabled Snaptrax cap allows voice control of your smartphone

    Bluetooth-enabled Snaptrax cap allows voice control of your smartphone

    From smartwatches to connected rings, people keep finding ways of integrating wearable computers into everyday accessories. The convenience of this hyper-connectivity is not lost on Sydney-based entrepreneur Will Miller, who has kicked off a crowdfun…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:30am -
  • Fove head mounted display expands possibilities with eye-tracking technology

    Fove head mounted display expands possibilities with eye-tracking technology

    Back in 2011, Google filed a patent for an unlock system for Google Glass that would use eye-tracking technology. Tokyo-based startup Fove believes the combination of a head mounted display (HMD) and eye-tracking technology has far wider applications…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:12am -
  • Siemens to transform electric cars into rolling computers

    Siemens to transform electric cars into rolling computers

    Siemens is developing new technology aimed at transforming electric cars into "rolling computers" controlled by a centralized computing architecture. According to Siemens, not only will it be possible to retrofit functions such as electrical brakes u…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:09am -
  • Scientists eliminate HIV from cultured human cells

    Scientists eliminate HIV from cultured human cells

    Researchers from Temple University School of Medicine have discovered how to permanently extricate HIV-1 from human cells, possibly avoiding the need for lifelong drug treatment. Though in its very early stages, this may prove to be a critical step i…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:46am -
  • Bremont Wright Flyer watch incorporates piece of first airplane

    Bremont Wright Flyer watch incorporates piece of first airplane

    If you’ve ever wanted to buy the first powered airplane to take flight, sorry, but you’re out of luck. The Wright Flyer that was built by Orville and Wilbur Wright and first flew in 1903 isn't for sale, but if you have US$30,000 going spare, you…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:45am -
  • McLaren teases P1 GTR ahead of Pebble Beach reveal

    McLaren teases P1 GTR ahead of Pebble Beach reveal

    Following on from the initial bare-bones sketch of its upcoming P1 GTR, McLaren has released another hint of what form the track-only P1 will take with a bit of concept art... Continue Reading McLaren teases P1 GTR ahead of Pebble Beach revealSectio…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 11:18pm -
  • Review: Amazon Fire Phone

    Review: Amazon Fire Phone

    Amazon is an innovative company. It practically created online shopping, popularized e-books and made the first mainstream budget tablet. Can the company now work its mojo on smartphones? Let's find out, as Gizmag reviews the Amazon Fire Phone... Co…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 9:38pm -
  • Press Fit standing desk slots together in seconds

    Press Fit standing desk slots together in seconds

    Using a digital manufacturing technique, the creators of the Press Fit standing desk are looking to strike a balance between convenience, affordability, and a more traditional form factor with the Press Fit standing desk... Continue Reading Press Fi…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 1:47am -

Digital TRENDS

  • Mozilla promotes interim CEO Chris Beard to permanent status
    Chris Beard, who assumed the role of Mozilla CEO after the controversial Brendan Eich resigned, has had the interim tag removed from his title.The post Mozilla promotes interim CEO Chris Beard to permanent status appeared first on Digital Trends.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:06pm -
  • Huawei Ascend Mate 3 shows its face in new leaks
    A Chinese website has allegedly outed the successor to Huawei's Ascend Mate 2, which launched in June. According to the report, the Ascend Mate 3 will launch this September, with the handset sporting thinner bezels and powerful internals.The post Hu…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:32pm -
  • Yosemite usage rate more than doubles after beta launches, ad network says
    According to an Internet ad network firm, OS X Yosemite usage spiked dramatically soon after Apple launched the public beta of their next desktop OS.The post Yosemite usage rate more than doubles after beta launches, ad network says appeared first o…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:27pm -
  • Say hello to the $45 Android phone (just don’t buy it)
    Indian company Karbonn has released the A50S. While its specifications may not be impressive on their own, consider the fact that it costs just £26 ($44). It is available for purchase in India, though UK residents can also purchase the handset.The…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:25pm -
  • LG’s new Tab Book is more powerful than any Android tablet needs to be
    LG officially announced an Android-based version of the Tab Book. In terms of specifications, the Tab Book brings new meaning to the word 'overkill,' since nothing on Android will really push the Tab Book to its limits.The post LG’s new Tab Book i…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:19pm -
  • This digital ingredient dispenser will make you suck less at baking
    As with any activity that requires precision, measuring ingredients is an activity that's best left to a machine. With PantryChic, you'll never botch a batch of baked goods ever again.The post This digital ingredient dispenser will make you suck les…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:15pm -
  • This tiny projector packs an 80-inch punch (and did we mention the infrared stylus?)
    Mobile pocket projector TouchPico lets users project media on any flat surface and draw on the image with a stylus. Pico recently posted a crowd-funding campaign for the device on Indiegogo.The post This tiny projector packs an 80-inch punch (and di…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:11pm -

FUTURE TECH TRENDS

  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 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…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:54am -
  • Most Essential Equipments Of Food Machinery UK

    Most Essential Equipments Of Food Machinery UK

    If you’re an experienced confectioner, you may know that baking is a sensitive task that involves the use of high tech equipments and different hygienic and scientific principles. The bakers and confectioners in the United Kingdom rely on highly ad…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 9:48am -
  • Fat burners for men: How to get the most out of these supplements

    Fat burners for men: How to get the most out of these supplements

    When it comes to burning fat and losing weight, you most certainly don’t need us to tell you just how difficult, frustrating, and time consuming the entire process tends to be. For most people, it can take weeks upon weeks to lose a few pounds of b…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 7:16am -
  • The Benefits of Choosing a Web Designer in Bristol

    The Benefits of Choosing a Web Designer in Bristol

    A website for your business is an important thing. It is the face that you present to the world. You don’t want to put just any old website out there for public consumption; you want to put your best face forward. A good website is one that conveys…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 7:57am -
  • Monaco Grand Prix 2015 Packages

    Monaco Grand Prix 2015 Packages

    The Monaco Grand Prix is the heart of the Grand Prix season. There really is no other event in the world of racing that even comes close to the fun and excitement of the Monaco Grand Prix. This race is a prestigious event that is held at the Circuit…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 8:43am -
  • The Glass Vase: Simple and Elegant

    The Glass Vase: Simple and Elegant

    Art comes in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, with beauty very much in the eye of the beholder. A piece of art that is stunning to one person may seem cheap and ugly to another. It is, of course, all subjective, but the right piece placed in…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 7:04am -

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  • Big bitcoin players are back on iOS now that Blockchain’s Wallet app is live again

    Big bitcoin players are back on iOS now that Blockchain’s Wallet app is live again

    The company's bitcoin wallet app is back in the App Store after Apple removed cryptocurrency apps earlier this year.Big bitcoin players are back on iOS now that Blockchain’s Wallet app is live again originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 20…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:29pm -
  • German broadcaster next to build Netflix competitor

    German broadcaster next to build Netflix competitor

    Netflix will launch in Germany and five other European countries this September, and local broadcasters are scrambling to compete.German broadcaster next to build Netflix competitor originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue re…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:48pm -
  • Bright Computing takes in $14.5M to push its cluster management smarts

    Bright Computing takes in $14.5M to push its cluster management smarts

    Fresh funding will fuel expansion of customer support and service for Bright Computing's Linux cluster management software.Bright Computing takes in $14.5M to push its cluster management smarts originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:12pm -
  • Airbnb goes B2B, targeting business travelers with new site listings

    Airbnb goes B2B, targeting business travelers with new site listings

    Airbnb has launched a search engine specifically for business travelers. The move is a crucial one as the company seeks to grow into its reported $10 billion valuation.Airbnb goes B2B, targeting business travelers with new site listings originally…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:06pm -
  • GM puts wireless charge pads that might actually work with your phone into new Cadillacs

    GM puts wireless charge pads that might actually work with your phone into new Cadillacs

    GM's first car capable of charging your smartphone without a cord will be a Cadillac, not a Chevy Volt. It may have taken awhile, but GM has developed a better wireless charging system supporting multiple standards.GM puts wireless charge pads that…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:55pm -
  • Social media has changed the way that war reporting works — and that’s a good thing

    Social media has changed the way that war reporting works — and that’s a good thing

    We no longer have to rely solely on reports from a handful of mainstream media outlets when news breaks in places like Ukraine or Gaza, and while that has made the news environment more chaotic it has also led to some significant benefits for journal…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:49pm -
  • Apple is reportedly buying podcast app Swell

    Apple is reportedly buying podcast app Swell

    Apple is buying the iOS podcast app Swell for $30 million, according to a Recode report. The transaction, which hasn’t been confirmed by either Apple or the Swell team, looks like a talent acquisition, as the app is reportedly being shut down late…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:17pm -
  • Is this the kitchen of the future?

    Is this the kitchen of the future?

    Most companies are connecting the kitchen in isolation via individual tools, but a better approach is to view cooking like an business process that needs data from the supply chain to the finished product.Is this the kitchen of the future? original…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:14pm -
  • Gigaom Research webinar: integrated testing: balancing speed and quality in application development

    Gigaom Research webinar: integrated testing: balancing speed and quality in application development

    In our next webinar, the panelists will examine the historical relationship between testing and development, consider the impact of changes in architecture, and suggest ways in which businesses can integrate automated functional testing, load testing…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:55pm -
  • Here’s a novel way to control Android on a projector

    Here’s a novel way to control Android on a projector

    A new Indiegogo is selling a Android-equipped pico projector which integrates an infrared pen to approximate a touch interface. Here’s a novel way to control Android on a projector originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue r…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:10pm -
  • Report: Carrier phone financing will come to Apple Stores this year

    Report: Carrier phone financing will come to Apple Stores this year

    If you don't want to pay for an iPhone up front, Apple Stores will soon start offering Verizon Edge, AT&T Next and T-Mobile Jump upgrades -- payment plans that allow consumers to pay off a device over its lifetime. Report: Carrier phone financing w…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:50pm -
  • Real estate convergence? Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5B

    Real estate convergence? Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5B

    Both Zillow and Trulia brands will continue since the companies claim there is little overlap in their respective customer bases. Real estate convergence? Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5B originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Contin…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:18pm -
  • Samsung indefinitely delays the release of its first Tizen smartphone

    Samsung indefinitely delays the release of its first Tizen smartphone

    Samsung intends to delay the launch of the Samsung Z, the first smartphone running Tizen, in order to shore up its app store. Samsung indefinitely delays the release of its first Tizen smartphone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:50pm -
  • Chinese authorities raid several Microsoft offices

    Chinese authorities raid several Microsoft offices

    It's not clear why the company is being investigated, but based on earlier statements by the Chinese government it is most likely to do with the security of Windows.Chinese authorities raid several Microsoft offices originally published by Gigaom,…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:21pm -
  • Mobile apps testing startup Leanplum scores $4.8M; adds marketing automation

    Mobile apps testing startup Leanplum scores $4.8M; adds marketing automation

    Startup will use funds to branch out to add mobile marketing automation to its mix of A/B testing, content management and analytics, said Co-Founder Momchil Kyurkchiev.Mobile apps testing startup Leanplum scores $4.8M; adds marketing automation ori…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:07pm -
  • Facebook has only “pivoted” on one kind of privacy — in other ways, it’s becoming more dangerous

    Facebook has only “pivoted” on one kind of privacy — in other ways, it’s becoming more dangerous

    When it comes to Facebook, there's privacy and there's privacy. And the way things are playing out, improvements on one kind of privacy could in effect act to the detriment of the other.Facebook has only “pivoted” on one kind of privacy — in…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:36am -
  • The Enterprise Architect as Enterprise Ecologist

    The Enterprise Architect as Enterprise Ecologist

    The days of diagrams showing exactly how everyone (and everything) should work together and dictating how information should flow within an organization are, in a real sense, over.The Enterprise Architect as Enterprise Ecologist originally publishe…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • States, stand down! Let community broadband innovate.

    States, stand down! Let community broadband innovate.

    The effort to bring competition to the U.S. broadband market depends on the eradication of laws in 19 states that make it difficult or impossible for communities to build their own networks.States, stand down! Let community broadband innovate. orig…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Data privacy isn’t political — it’s personal

    Data privacy isn’t political — it’s personal

    Average consumers now worry much more about data security than they once did. Service providers are encountering new questions and can fill a new role.Data privacy isn’t political — it’s personal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • IBM and USAA put Watson to work in the military

    IBM and USAA put Watson to work in the military

    The week in cloud: IBM wants Watson to be a $10B-a-year and hopes consumer-facing applications to be a big part of that. IBM and USAA put Watson to work in the military originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • Could I do 80 percent of my work on an iPad?

    Could I do 80 percent of my work on an iPad?

    How much work can you really get done on an iPad? After Apple CEO Tim Cook said he did 80 percent of his work on an iPad, I examined my day to see how much I could get done on one.Could I do 80 percent of my work on an iPad? originally published by…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • There are many paths to a smart home. And that’s the problem.

    There are many paths to a smart home. And that’s the problem.

    People always ask me where they can buy a smart home. The answer shows how far the industry needs to come if it wants to serve mainstream consumers.There are many paths to a smart home. And that’s the problem. originally published by Gigaom, © c…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Chromecast’s easy setup makes it susceptible to hacking

    Chromecast’s easy setup makes it susceptible to hacking

    What if your Chromecast suddenly started to rickroll you? It’s possible due to a vulnerability that’s based on its easy setup process.Chromecast’s easy setup makes it susceptible to hacking originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • IoT security: How to do it (mostly) right

    IoT security: How to do it (mostly) right

    The IoT is already dangerous. Here’s how to help before it gets out of hand.IoT security: How to do it (mostly) right originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • The next big front for cloud competition: Location, location, location

    The next big front for cloud competition: Location, location, location

    Cloud vendors need to operate data centers in a diverse range of locations. How does they stack up to each other in terms of geographies, and why is that important?The next big front for cloud competition: Location, location, location originally pu…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • How developers can repurpose old web graphics for new mobile platforms

    How developers can repurpose old web graphics for new mobile platforms

    Being stuck with a graphic that was created for a different purpose or platform can be discouraging. Knowing how to resize that graphic with sharper, crisper edges can make all the difference in the world.How developers can repurpose old web graph…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Science is the new cleantech in the Valley but without the righteousness

    Science is the new cleantech in the Valley but without the righteousness

    Science is the cleantech. Well, sort of. My thoughts on the evolving way for VCs to fund tough problems.Science is the new cleantech in the Valley but without the righteousness originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Pivotal’s Andrew Clay Shafer on operations, OpenStack and incubators

    Pivotal’s Andrew Clay Shafer on operations, OpenStack and incubators

    In this week's Structure Show podcast, agile-and-devops guru explains why operations staff is important for software projects, what exactly he's doing at Pivotal and why startups should be leery of incubators who promise greatness.Pivotal’s Andre…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Apple acquires BookLamp, which was once a great book recommendation site

    Apple acquires BookLamp, which was once a great book recommendation site

    Apple has acquired BookLamp, the Boise, Idaho-based startup that aimed to provide better book recommendations based on thousands of elements of a book's text.Apple acquires BookLamp, which was once a great book recommendation site originally publis…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:52am -
  • Max Levchin’s latest: Homer, a creepily intimate look at what apps your friends use

    Max Levchin’s latest: Homer, a creepily intimate look at what apps your friends use

    Max Levchin's latest product, Homer, lets you see your friends' phone screens to discover new apps. It also unwittingly provides a fascinating window into their lives.Max Levchin’s latest: Homer, a creepily intimate look at what apps your friends…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:02pm -
  • This drone can find lost or stranded people by picking up their mobile phone signals

    This drone can find lost or stranded people by picking up their mobile phone signals

    A plane-like drone developed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne pinpoints the location of Wi-Fi signals to track phones to within 30 feet.This drone can find lost or stranded people by picking up their mobile phone signals ori…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • Unlike AT&T’s disdain for Leap customers, T-Mobile is taking care of MetroPCS subscribers

    Unlike AT&T’s disdain for Leap customers, T-Mobile is taking care of MetroPCS subscribers

    AT&T and T-Mobile both claimed they were intent on preserving Cricket and MetroPCS's services when they made their respective acquisitions. But it looks like T-Mobile was the only one serious about it.Unlike AT&T’s disdain for Leap customers, T-M…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:24pm -
  • Holding onto the triple play: How costs, caps and contracts will keep ISPs flush

    Holding onto the triple play: How costs, caps and contracts will keep ISPs flush

    Many ISPs will see an erosion of their pay TV subscribers as broadband provide more entertainment options. ISPs know this, and here's how they plan to stay in business while the market shifts.Holding onto the triple play: How costs, caps and contra…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:48pm -
  • Congress passes cellphone unlocking bill, Obama likely to sign it into law

    Congress passes cellphone unlocking bill, Obama likely to sign it into law

    The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday allowing consumers to unlock their phones for the purpose of switching carriers. Congress passes cellphone unlocking bill, Obama likely to sign it into law originally published by Gigaom, © copy…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:02pm -
  • Canadian court forces Google to remove search results worldwide, as fears of “memory hole” grow

    Canadian court forces Google to remove search results worldwide, as fears of “memory hole” grow

    A Canadian court is forcing Google to remove search listings not just for google.ca, but beyond the country's borders too. The case could lead to more regional censorship practices becoming global.Canadian court forces Google to remove search resul…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:03pm -
  • Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones

    Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones

    Bose just fired a major shot across the bow of Apple-owned headphone-maker Beats, accusing it of infringing on five patents related to noise-reduction.Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones originally published by Gigaom, © co…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:39pm -
  • AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing

    AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing

    AWS doesn't have the public cloud to itself anymore. It faces two gigantic competitors trying to poach reference customers and growing adoption of hybrid cloud. AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pric…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:19pm -
  • IoT security: lessons from the maritime and airline industries

    IoT security: lessons from the maritime and airline industries

    Businesses in more nascent stages of IoT development can learn from the airline and maritime industries in order to avoid costly blunders and build in security from the start.IoT security: lessons from the maritime and airline industries originally…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:02pm -
  • This week in bitcoin: Barry Silbert bets big on bitcoin, even as price falters

    This week in bitcoin: Barry Silbert bets big on bitcoin, even as price falters

    The SecondMarket CEO announced his resignation from the position as he focuses on building out a bitcoin business.This week in bitcoin: Barry Silbert bets big on bitcoin, even as price falters originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:37pm -
  • Play a Microsoft-made HTML5 version of Settlers of Catan in your browser right now

    Play a Microsoft-made HTML5 version of Settlers of Catan in your browser right now

    Microsoft's Internet Explorer team released a preview HTML5 version of Settlers of Catan that works on almost every modern device -- from Windows Phone to iPads and desktop computers. Play a Microsoft-made HTML5 version of Settlers of Catan in your…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:02pm -
  • How advertisers can keep pace with the changing television landscape

    How advertisers can keep pace with the changing television landscape

    Three core drivers are changing the television landscape and confusing advertisers: consolidation of big-media distribution, platform-driven viewing fragmentation, and the infiltration of social media into television. How advertisers can keep pace…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:56pm -
  • YouTube’s music subscription service could be called MusicKey

    YouTube’s music subscription service could be called MusicKey

    YouTube is launching a music subscription service later this year -- and around a dozen domain name registrations suggest that it could be called MusicKey.YouTube’s music subscription service could be called MusicKey originally published by Gigao…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:46pm -
  • Verizon will start restricting LTE speeds for its heaviest unlimited-plan customers

    Verizon will start restricting LTE speeds for its heaviest unlimited-plan customers

    Verizon's 4G networks soon will start favoring customers who pay for mobile data by the gigabyte over customers who draw deeply from Verizon's unlimited plans. The new policies will only apply when the network gets crowded.Verizon will start restri…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:43pm -