TECHCRUNCH

  • NewThis Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: HP Sprout, New Fitbits, And Other Wrist-Worn Tech

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: HP Sprout, New Fitbits, And Other Wrist-Worn Tech

     Fitbit announced a few new devices, including the Fitbit Charge and the Fitbit Surge, both of which we’re excited about. Plus, HP is doing all kinds of weird things, not least of which is the announcement of an odd new computer, projector type de…
    - 60 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:33pm -
  • NewTrent Reznor’s Apple Special Project Is In “The World” Of Music Delivery

    Trent Reznor’s Apple Special Project Is In “The World” Of Music Delivery

     Musical magic man Trent Reznor is working with Apple on something or other, after the Beats Chief Creative Officer came on board following the acquisition. He says that Apple was interested in working with Reznor directly in “designing some produ…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:05pm -
  • NewMad Genius Radio Feels Like A Smarter Version Of Old-School Radio

    Mad Genius Radio Feels Like A Smarter Version Of Old-School Radio

     Mad Genius Radio is taking a somewhat old-school approach to streaming music.In a world where most radio services use correlation algorithms to figure out what you want to hear, based on beats per minute and cadence and genre, without really think…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:41pm -
  • NewNet Neutrality’s Future Remains A Glorious Muddle

    Net Neutrality’s Future Remains A Glorious Muddle

     The FCC is expected to vote on new neutrality rules in December. What those rules will entail remains a high-stakes parlor game.Out this week from the Wall Street Journal’s Gautham Nagesh was a report indicating that, similar to some plans prop…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:38pm -
  • NewVirgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed

    Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed

     This morning, Virgin Galactic tweeted that their SpaceShipTwo spaceplane had experienced an “in-flight anomaly”We have now confirmed that SpaceShipTwo has crashed due to currently unknown causes. Read More
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:36pm -
  • NewEvernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature

    Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature

     Evernote has rolled out a new “Work Chat” feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of h…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:25pm -
  • NewSuper-Agent Andrew Wylie Calls Amazon An “ISIS-Like Distribution Channel”

    Super-Agent Andrew Wylie Calls Amazon An “ISIS-Like Distribution Channel”

     Andrew Wylie is a major book agent who many in the milquetoast publishing industry call the “jackal.” His fiery pronouncements are much-read in certain circles and his latest one, in a speech given at Toronto’s International Festival of Autho…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:19pm -
  • Your Next Passport Could Be On The Blockchain

    Your Next Passport Could Be On The Blockchain

     A blockchain tinkerer named Chris Ellis has created a system to build an actual digital passport that, through use of the Bitcoin blockchain and some encryption, will allow you to identify yourself online and off. Called World Citizenship, the proj…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:08pm -
  • Why Online Retailers Continue To Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores

    Why Online Retailers Continue To Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores

     In an age when new technology and the growth of pure online-only retailers have industry analysts questioning the future of brick-and-mortar stores, what are online retailers doing to grow their businesses and gain market share? Why, opening up phy…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense

    App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense

     When Facebook scooped up mobile data analytics powerhouse Onavo last year, it was only a matter of time before someone rebuilt its service. And that seems to be just what the now-leading mobile app analytics firm App Annie has done. The company, w…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:46pm -

REUTERS-TECH

  • NewOi, America Movil, Telefonica to bid for Brazil's TIM, sources say

    Oi, America Movil, Telefonica to bid for Brazil's TIM, sources say

    SAO PAULO/MILAN (Reuters) - Brazil's Grupo Oi SA, Mexico's America Movil SAB and Spain's Telefonica SA agreed to place a joint bid worth around 32 billion reais ($13 billion) for TIM Participações SA , two sources with direct knowledge of the matte…
    - 59 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:34pm -
  • UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court

    UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:24pm -
  • Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing

    Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing

    (Reuters) - Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, according to a court filing.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:03pm -
  • Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 42 months in jail in Denmark

    Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 42 months in jail in Denmark

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A co-founder of the Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was sentenced on Friday to three and a half years in prison, in what the prosecutor called Denmark's biggest-ever hacking case.
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:26pm -
  • Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise

    Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring program is paying off.
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:13pm -
  • Siemens seen picking EQT for hearing aids next week

    Siemens seen picking EQT for hearing aids next week

    MUNICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Siemens is likely to pick EQT [EQT.UL] next week to buy its hearing aids unit for about 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion), two sources familiar with the matter said.
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud

    Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday it would collaborate with International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on a new cloud software business for corporate customers, a marked departure for one of the dominant forces in China's consum…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:13am -
  • Panasonic raises profit outlook as restructuring shows results

    Panasonic raises profit outlook as restructuring shows results

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp raised its full-year operating profit outlook by 13 percent and returned to a net cash positive position for the first time in five years after a drastic restructuring chopped unprofitable product lines in smartphones…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:47am -
  • Samsung Electronics seeks China comeback with first metallic smartphones

    Samsung Electronics seeks China comeback with first metallic smartphones

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world's biggest smartphone market.…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:39am -
  • HTC forecasts higher fourth-quarter sales; above market estimates

    HTC forecasts higher fourth-quarter sales; above market estimates

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp said on Friday that it expects revenue in the fourth quarter to reach T$43 billion-T$47 billion ($1.4 billion-$1.57 billion), beating market expectations of T$41.5 billion.
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:19am -
  • Japan's wireless carriers told to unlock phones starting next year

    Japan's wireless carriers told to unlock phones starting next year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's wireless network providers are to lift restrictions on which network their subscribers can use, the government said, demanding that all smartphones and tablets to be sold with their SIM cards unlocked upon customers' request…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:33am -
  • Sharp second-quarter operating profit slides as Japan sales tax hike weighs

    Sharp second-quarter operating profit slides as Japan sales tax hike weighs

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp said on Friday its second-quarter operating profit slipped 18.3 percent, missing forecasts, as a consumption tax increase in Japan squeezed sales of electronic parts, TVs and white goods.
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:17am -
  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google

    Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google

    (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Thursday that Andy Rubin, co-founder of its Android mobile business and head of its nascent robotics effort is leaving the company.
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:01am -
  • Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:00am -
  • Twitter product chief sidelined as user engagement slides

    Twitter product chief sidelined as user engagement slides

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has sidelined the product chief it recently poached from rival Google Inc, in the latest executive reshuffle at the online messaging service, according to a source familiar with the situation.
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:13pm -
  • Hiring business drives LinkedIn's revenue beat

    Hiring business drives LinkedIn's revenue beat

    (Reuters) - Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff.
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:10pm -
  • GoPro sees strong holiday quarter sales; shares jump

    GoPro sees strong holiday quarter sales; shares jump

    (Reuters) - GoPro Inc forecast better-than-expected holiday quarter sales, underscoring the increasing popularity of its wearable cameras among surfers, skydivers and other action junkies.
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:56pm -
  • Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:23pm -
  • Comcast, AT&T seek to reassure on no plans for Internet 'fast lanes'

    Comcast, AT&T seek to reassure on no plans for Internet 'fast lanes'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and AT&T Inc have no plans to create Internet "fast lanes" that may hurt consumers' freedom to roam the Web, the leading U.S. broadband providers told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman in recent letters.…
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:07pm -
  • Network failure interrupts quotes, trade data for NYSE stocks

    Network failure interrupts quotes, trade data for NYSE stocks

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange suffered a network hardware failure that interrupted the flow of stock prices and quotes from its exchanges for nearly half an hour on Thursday, the latest problem to hit data processors key to trading…
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:35pm -
  • Hiring business drives LinkedIn's revenue beat

    Hiring business drives LinkedIn's revenue beat

    (Reuters) - Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff.
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:31pm -
  • U.S. warns China against dragging out technology trade deal

    U.S. warns China against dragging out technology trade deal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China must move ahead with a global deal to eliminate duties on billions of dollars of technology products or risk upsetting other trade talks, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Thursday.
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:18pm -
  • Samsung, LG turn to quantum dots as OLED still too pricey

    Samsung, LG turn to quantum dots as OLED still too pricey

    SEOUL (Reuters) - The world's biggest TV makers, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc, are turning to quantum dot technology for their next-generation TVs as it could still be years before OLED is affordable for the mass market.
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:10pm -
  • Expedia profit soars 50 percent

    Expedia profit soars 50 percent

    (Reuters) - Expedia Inc reported robust earnings on Thursday, topping analyst estimates, as quarterly profit rose by more than 50 percent from the year-earlier quarter.
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:06pm -
  • Stratasys sees robust 3D-printing market as HP reveals plans

    Stratasys sees robust 3D-printing market as HP reveals plans

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A day after Hewlett-Packard Co revealed plans for ground-breaking 3D printing technology, 3D-printing manufacturer Stratasys Ltd said it is expecting more competition and pointed to its strong position in a market expected to exp…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:38pm -

TECHNICALLY PERSONAL

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  • NewStories that will scare the bejeezus out of you in 5 words or less

    Stories that will scare the bejeezus out of you in 5 words or less

    Freddy Kruger wishes he was this terrifying.Halloween is supposed to be scary — and nothing is scarier than your true fears about life that you would never admit it out loud. #ScaryStoriesIn5Words exploits that very fear.See also: 12 Halloween co…
    - 30 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:03pm -
  • New5 Pokémon horror movies to thundershock you this Halloween

    5 Pokémon horror movies to thundershock you this Halloween

    Maybe your Poké-pals aren't so cuddly after all.In the spirit of Halloween, UK-based graphic illustrator and gamer Ed Krieger imagines a series of posters in which your favorite Pokémon characters were antagonists in classic horror films.See also…
    - 43 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:50pm -
  • New5 eery space images to celebrate Halloween

    5 eery space images to celebrate Halloween

    Outer space can be a spooky place.Halloween on Earth usually brings out the ghouls and werewolves in neighborhoods around the United States, but what are some of the most unsettling sights in space? From mysterious alien planets to ghostly nebulas,…
    - 48 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:45pm -
  • New'Costume Quest 2' is a wild goose chase to save Halloween

    'Costume Quest 2' is a wild goose chase to save Halloween

    Candy binges. Pumpkin carving. Horror movie marathons. These are our Halloween staples — traditions people look forward to year after yearAnd then there's a tradition of games designer Tim Schafer: watching It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:31pm -
  • NewMoney flies onto interstate, motorists freak out

    Money flies onto interstate, motorists freak out

    When cash starts flying (literally), people go crazy.Motorists driving along I-270 near Urbana, Maryland, lost their minds Friday morning when they witnessed what many people dream of: money flying everywhereSee also: Man in Teletubby costume break…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:28pm -
  • NewThe real Dracula is way more disturbing than any story

    The real Dracula is way more disturbing than any story

    Count Dracula might be a fictional character who makes the blood curdle on Halloween, but his historical namesake is not. Vlad III, known in his heyday as Dracula — or Drăculea, in old Romanian — was a medieval prince with a figurative thirst f…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:15pm -
  • NewFor Microsoft Outlook for Mac, 2015 has come early

    For Microsoft Outlook for Mac, 2015 has come early

    Microsoft Office for Mac won't be coming until 2015 but the new Outlook for Mac is available now.The company rolled out an updated version of Outlook for Mac for Office 365 users Friday and revealed new details about when the rest of its Office soft…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:15pm -
  • NewSilent massacre: A month of slaughter in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Silent massacre: A month of slaughter in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Editor's note: Some may find the imagery below to be disturbing.Throughout October, the death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been steadily increasing. Rebel groups have carried out a series of seemingly arbitrary killings and kidnappin…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:13pm -
  • NewBritish Museum now lets you 3D print its artifacts using Sketchfab

    British Museum now lets you 3D print its artifacts using Sketchfab

    Why visit a museum halfway around the world, when you can check out 3D scans, and print them from your own home?Sketchfab, a platform that lets users publish and share 3D content online, unveiled on Thursday an option for users to make their files d…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:59pm -
  • NewBaby's Halloween costume does Ruth Bader Ginsburg justice

    Baby's Halloween costume does Ruth Bader Ginsburg justice

    The verdict is in — the cutest Halloween costume this year is baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Ohio mom Kate Livingston dressed up her son, Sycamore, as the Supreme Court Justice/eternal badass. The oversized glasses and peal earrings really complete the…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:50pm -
  • NewYour Michael Jackson costume will never be as cute as Blue Ivy's

    Your Michael Jackson costume will never be as cute as Blue Ivy's

    The queen of celebrity babies is fittingly dressed as the king of pop this HalloweenBlue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z and noted V.I.B. (Very Important Baby), dressed as a tiny Michael Jackson. Her costume was complete with a red sequ…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:21pm -
  • NewVirgin Galactic spaceship crashes in desert, killing 1

    Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes in desert, killing 1

    Virgin Galactic's experimental commercial spaceflight vehicle crashed after experiencing an "in-flight anomaly" during a test flight on Friday. California Highway Patrol said there is one fatality and one major injury.See also: Virgin Galactic Space…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:20pm -
  • NewSpirit of adventure: A stunning photo diary of the American West

    Spirit of adventure: A stunning photo diary of the American West

    Jordan Herschel is a professional photographer and outdoor enthusiast based in Northern California and Nevada, pursuing his fascination with social media and love of the great outdoors — you can follow his adventures on Instagram at @jordanherschel…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:15pm -
  • New35 Hallowmeme costumes more intense than your Internet addiction

    35 Hallowmeme costumes more intense than your Internet addiction

    When the Internet starts a party, it does not stop.Web culture addicts gathered in Brooklyn Thursday night for the 6th annual HallowMEME costume party, hosted by Forced Meme ProductionsSee also: 32 Halloween Costumes for People Who Love the Interne…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:10pm -
  • NewUpgrade your Halloween selfie with professional doodlers

    Upgrade your Halloween selfie with professional doodlers

    Happy Doodle Day, ghosts and goblins!In celebration of Halloween, the talented Mashable crew of artists, illustrators and oddballs is revamping your throwback photographsTo participate, share your favorite Halloween photo from back in the day on Tw…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:54pm -
  • NewDavid Guetta debuts racing-themed music video during Google Hangout

    David Guetta debuts racing-themed music video during Google Hangout

    NEW YORK — DJ and producer David Guetta revved his engine for his latest music video, getting behind the wheel of a race car to create "Dangerous."The elaborate seven-minute video, which the multiplatinum artist debuted Friday during a Google Han…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:41pm -
  • NewPirate Bay cofounder sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for hacking

    Pirate Bay cofounder sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for hacking

    Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the founders of the notorious file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for hacking on Friday.On Thursday, a Danish court had found Svartholm Warg, 30, and a 21-year-old Dane…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:39pm -
  • 9 Scary YA Books for Halloween Fans Too Old to Trick-or-Treat

    9 Scary YA Books for Halloween Fans Too Old to Trick-or-Treat

    With Halloween, comes a craving for mini Snickers and scary storiesWhile you can't relive your childhood by trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, you can enjoy a young adult book any time. For those who'd rather curl up on the couch than party…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:30pm -
  • World War I ended 96 years ago but Britain is just starting to pay off its debt

    World War I ended 96 years ago but Britain is just starting to pay off its debt

    LONDON — The UK announced Friday that it will start paying off part of the debt it took on to finance World War I.See also: 20 Classic and Contemporary Books About World War IConsols were issued by Chancellor Winston Churchill in 1927 partly to r…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:28pm -
  • Dead Boston mayor voted in upcoming U.S. midterm elections

    Dead Boston mayor voted in upcoming U.S. midterm elections

    Thomas Menino, a former mayor of Boston, died Thursday, but his political influence lives on — at least until ballots are counted for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.Menino filled out an absentee ballot before his death, according to The Bosto…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:17pm -
  • Children sue Malaysia Airlines 8 months after losing dad on missing MH370 plane

    Children sue Malaysia Airlines 8 months after losing dad on missing MH370 plane

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two Malaysian boys sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappea…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:58pm -
  • When your business' build-out goes awry

    When your business' build-out goes awry

    Azalina is getting ready to open the doors of her first brick-and-mortar restaurant, in Twitter's San Francisco headquarters, and her 15,000 square-foot commissary. But as she talks to designers and architects, she realizes she's going to have to ma…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:58pm -
  • Clown costumes banned in French town after spate of attacks

    Clown costumes banned in French town after spate of attacks

    Don't go dressed as a clown to Vendargues tonight unless you fancy a brush with the law. The small town outside Montpellier in southern France has banned people from assuming the comic disguise in public.The decision by Mayor Pierre Dudieuzere follo…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:55pm -
  • Why you should let a squirrel carve your pumpkins

    Why you should let a squirrel carve your pumpkins

    Squirrels are the master pumpkin carvers of the animal kingdomThis is due in small part to their sharp teeth, but mostly to their blatant disregard for you and those pumpkins you carefully selected from the farmers market. To them, it's all just fo…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:45pm -
  • Maine loosens restrictions; nurse won't have to self-quarantine after Ebola work

    Maine loosens restrictions; nurse won't have to self-quarantine after Ebola work

    Kaci Hickox's widely publicized fight for freedom from her own home may soon be overThe nurse's home state of Maine initially demanded that Hickox, who had recently returned from treating Ebola patients in west Africa, remain quarantined at home. Ho…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:44pm -
  • Airbnb is already a winner when it comes to the New York City Marathon

    Airbnb is already a winner when it comes to the New York City Marathon

    On Sunday, about 50,000 people will participate in the New York City marathon. But even before the first runner crosses the finish line, it's already clear who's coming out ahead.Airbnb, the short-term rental site, has had a difficult time lately in…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:40pm -
  • 5 facts about 'Friends' to mull over at Central Perk

    5 facts about 'Friends' to mull over at Central Perk

    So your job's a joke, you're broke and your love life's DOA (clap, clap, clap, clap)? Don't fret — at least you've got these five facts about Friends to keep you company at Central PerkFrom Rachel's haircut to Ross's apartment woes, we've rounded…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:40pm -
  • Artist paints Kim Jong-un caricature onto 374-pound pumpkin

    Artist paints Kim Jong-un caricature onto 374-pound pumpkin

    Most people hack their pumpkins up like some sort of butcher, but Jeanette Paras prefers to paint famous faces on hers.Paras has been painting celebrities on pumpkins since before Taylor Swift was born (1988, to be exact), and since then, she's turn…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:30pm -
  • Chelsea Handler calls Instagram sexist for taking down her topless photo

    Chelsea Handler calls Instagram sexist for taking down her topless photo

    Warning: the following article contains content that may be considered not safe for work.People love Chelsea Handler's outrageously crude and crass brand of humor — unless those people work at Instagram.On Thursday night, Handler posted a picture…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:15pm -
  • Starbucks will offer delivery through its app, and a 'Starbucks for Life' contest

    Starbucks will offer delivery through its app, and a 'Starbucks for Life' contest

    Starbucks said Thursday that it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S. starting next year.The company declined to provide more details, but has been pushing to get people to use its app as a way to build customer…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:54pm -

CNN-TECH

  • Smartest ship on the sea?

    Smartest ship on the sea?

    Royal Caribbean unveils a futuristic cruise ship. CNN speaks to the company's vice president about expectations.
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:31am -
  • Watch this 3D scanner-printer fail

    Watch this 3D scanner-printer fail

    This 3D two-in-one scanner-printer attempts to print an exact copy of an object and fails.
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:42am -
  • Can the web predict the future?

    Can the web predict the future?

    From drone wars to cosmic theories, long-term bets take the long view and place odds on the shape of the future.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 1:14pm -
  • The car that can rebuild itself

    The car that can rebuild itself

    See how MIT's 4D printing programme could make autonomous robots that don't need people.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 1:13pm -
  • Police battle cybercrime cartels

    Police battle cybercrime cartels

    Cybercrime costs the global economy $400 billion a year, and as it grows more sophisticated, law enforcement is having to do the same.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:57am -
  • Could Google pill detect cancer?

    Could Google pill detect cancer?

    Google is developing a pill that would hunt for cancer cells in human bodies. CNN's Laurie Segall reports.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:31am -
  • Apple: iPad photography is here to stay

    Apple: iPad photography is here to stay

    It's the most controversial issue since people started filming videos in portrait mode. Should tablets be used as cameras?
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:42pm -
  • What your $500 iPad costs to make

    What your $500 iPad costs to make

    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:19pm -
  • Twitch bans nude, suggestive gaming

    Twitch bans nude, suggestive gaming

    Looks like it's a bad time to be sexing up your publicly viewable video gaming.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:12pm -
  • See Verizon's new Droid in :60

    See Verizon's new Droid in :60

    Verizon's new Droid Turbo has up to two days of battery life.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:24pm -
  • Can a robot make us LOL?

    Can a robot make us LOL?

    It's got no heart, brain, or comedic timing -- But can a robot be funny?
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:08am -
  • OK Go's new music video uses drones

    OK Go's new music video uses drones

    Check out the latest visually stunning music video from OK Go, "I Won't Let You Down."
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:31am -
  • Video shows crowd watching rocket explode

    Video shows crowd watching rocket explode

    Video shows onlookers watching the launch and explosion of an unmanned NASA-contracted rocket in Virginia.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:29am -
  • New app helps flag suicidal tweets

    New app helps flag suicidal tweets

    Suicide prevention organization Samaritans launched a free app Wednesday that flags disturbing tweets and sends an alert to friends.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom

    Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom

    Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 9:25pm -
  • Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom

    Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom

    Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 9:25pm -
  • Can the web predict the future?

    Can the web predict the future?

    From drone wars to cosmic theories, long-term bets take the long view and place odds on the shape of the future.
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 5:14pm -
  • The dark world of online harassment

    The dark world of online harassment

    For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 5:13pm -
  • Are obese dummies the key to preventing road deaths?

    Are obese dummies the key to preventing road deaths?

    To accommodate the increasing numbers of overweight drivers, car safety experts are developing an obese dummy.
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:28pm -
  • 40% of Web users have been harassed

    40% of Web users have been harassed

    For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.
    - 9 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:47am -
  • Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves

    Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves

    One company says smart meters may hold the answers to the power problems of the world's emerging markets, where slow payment and energy theft remains a powerful disincentive for new investment in the sector.
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:55am -
  • Wearable tech to hack your brain

    Wearable tech to hack your brain

    The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: Strap on a headset and send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.
    - 10 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:56am -
  • Wearable tech to hack your brain

    Wearable tech to hack your brain

    The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: Strap on a headset and send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.
    - 10 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:56am -
  • Is this the end of the 9-5 working day?

    Is this the end of the 9-5 working day?

    Business Talent Group, founded by Jody Miller, seeks to help workers who are after a project-based career.
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 3:05pm -
  • 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

  • NewWavemon Monitors Your Raspberry Pi's Wi-Fi from the Command Line

    Wavemon Monitors Your Raspberry Pi's Wi-Fi from the Command Line

    If you're running your Raspberry Pi in headless mode, it's difficult to troubleshoot Wi-Fi problems. Raspberry Pi Spy points to Wavemon, a Linux utility that also happens to work great on the Raspberry Pi in the command line. Read more...
    - 33 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:00pm -
  • NewDon't Pause! Stops Notifications from Interrupting Your Music

    Don't Pause! Stops Notifications from Interrupting Your Music

    Android: You're grooving to music on your device and suddenly there's a quick pause—every time you get an email, text message, or other notifications. Don't Pause! prevents these annoying interruptions.Read more...
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:30pm -
  • NewThis Week's Most Popular Posts: October 24th to 31st

    This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 24th to 31st

    This week we discovered the secret powers of Chrome's address bar , learned to spot a hidden handgun , made use of some life hacks from prison , and bought more selectively from Costco . Here's a look back.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:00pm -
  • NewThis Interactive Guide Tells You the Right Beef Cuts for Any Meal

    This Interactive Guide Tells You the Right Beef Cuts for Any Meal

    There are so many different cuts of beef you can order at the butcher counter that choosing the proper one based on how you're cooking it can be confusing. This "interactive butcher counter" will help.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • NewRoku Now Has Google Play, Is Pretty Much Unstoppable

    Roku Now Has Google Play, Is Pretty Much Unstoppable

    Roku was already the best little streaming device money could buy . But now, Google has gone and given Roku players access to all your Google Play movie and TV goodies. Which, more than just being an unprecedented move on Google's part, makes Roku p…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:46pm -
  • ​Yummly Suggests Recipes Based on Cooking Skill, Weather, and More

    ​Yummly Suggests Recipes Based on Cooking Skill, Weather, and More

    iOS/Web: Yummly returns search results based on dietary restrictions and preferences. It also makes recipe suggestions based on things like location, weather, time, and your grocery list. Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:30pm -
  • How to Jailbreak Your iPhone: The Always Up-to-Date Guide [iOS 8.1]

    How to Jailbreak Your iPhone: The Always Up-to-Date Guide [iOS 8.1]

    Jailbreaking is a process that changes little by little with each iOS upgrade. Rather than always publishing new guides, we're simply going to keep this one up to date. If you want to jailbreak your iOS device, you've come to the right page.Read mo…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • Earbuds in Any Color, a Pocket-Sized AC Router, and More Deals

    Earbuds in Any Color, a Pocket-Sized AC Router, and More Deals

    Today only, Amazon is offering steep discounts on a variety of JLab earbuds as their Gold Box Deal of the Day. Options range from $10 for standard buds to $18 for enhanced-bass models, to $20 for "high fidelity." There are a ton of colors available…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:45pm -
  • ​Make Photoshop Edits in Empty Layers Instead of Existing Ones

    ​Make Photoshop Edits in Empty Layers Instead of Existing Ones

    Ever edit a photo, save, and then decide you don't like the edits you made? To avoid starting over, create an empty layer in Photoshop and make your edits on top of that.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:30pm -
  • ​This Chart Helps You Choose the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

    ​This Chart Helps You Choose the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

    Different sunglasses look better on different faces. Sure, you could try them all out until you find one that works, but if you need a little help, here's an infographic that'll help narrow it down for you.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Microsoft has released a new version of Outlook for Mac, available to Office 365 subscribers, with a

    Microsoft has released a new version of Outlook for Mac, available to Office 365 subscribers, with a

    Microsoft has released a new version of Outlook for Mac, available to Office 365 subscribers, with a refined interface and better push email support. Read more on the Office blog.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:43pm -
  • ​Waiters and Waitresses: How Can Guests Get the Best Service From You?

    ​Waiters and Waitresses: How Can Guests Get the Best Service From You?

    Try as you might, we know that most waiters are spread too thin to give all of their tables equal service. So, we want to know, what can your guests do to get the best service when dining in your section?Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:30pm -
  • How to Stick to a Writing Schedule

    How to Stick to a Writing Schedule

    Practice makes perfect, the old adage goes, and the more you write the better you get at it. Whether you're blogging for money or writing for yourself —perhaps for November's NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month—here are some tips to develop…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
  • Mongo Only Pawn in Game of Life in the Friday Open Thread

    Mongo Only Pawn in Game of Life in the Friday Open Thread

    Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, and Methodists eat beans around a campfire and cause global warming…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:47pm -
  • vTabs Puts Tabs in a Side Bar, Can Save Open Tabs for Later

    vTabs Puts Tabs in a Side Bar, Can Save Open Tabs for Later

    Chrome: Tabs are one of the best inventions in the browser world, but with them came the problem of managing them. vTabs offers a solution with a sidebar that not only lets you see more info about a tab, but store tabs away for later.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:30pm -
  • Today's Your Chance to Upgrade to This Hackable 802.11ac Router

    Today's Your Chance to Upgrade to This Hackable 802.11ac Router

    Everyone remembers those classic blue Linksys routers of yore, so while the Linksys WRT1900AC may exude nostalgia , its technology is all brand new.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:15pm -
  • Make Restaurant Reservations for Your Trip Before You Depart

    Make Restaurant Reservations for Your Trip Before You Depart

    If food is a big part of your next trip and you want to eat at a certain place, make a reservation before you leave to ensure you'll be able to dine at the restaurant of your choice.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Install a Prehung Door Without Hiring a Carpenter

    Install a Prehung Door Without Hiring a Carpenter

    Installing a prehung door—that is, a door that is already hanging in its own frame—simplifies the installation process, but that doesn't mean it's easy. You'll still have to adjust doors and jambs to compensate for imperfections in a wall frame.…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Use a Pill Box to Organize Jewelry and Small Items While Traveling

    Use a Pill Box to Organize Jewelry and Small Items While Traveling

    Tiny things don't have a place in most suitcases. They can easily get lost in pockets or fall out of bags. To avoid this, keep your jewelry and other small items in a pill box.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • Deadspin How Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Myth Suckered America | Gawker A Child's Treasury of This Ye

    Deadspin How Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Myth Suckered America | Gawker A Child's Treasury of This Ye

    Deadspin How Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Myth Suckered America | Gawker A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes | io9 10 Tropes Involving Fantasy Weapons That Should Die In A Fire | Kotaku School Tries To Recreate Studio…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:11pm -
  • Check Your Power Meter with Everything Off to Identify Outside Drains

    Check Your Power Meter with Everything Off to Identify Outside Drains

    We all expect that we're the only ones using the electricity in our house. However, sometimes faulty wiring or dishonest behavior can leave you on the hook for your neighbor's power needs.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • How Did You Start Investing?

    How Did You Start Investing?

    A lot of people shy away from investing because it seems confusing and risky. But if you want to build your nest egg, you'll probably have to get over your fear of investing. If you did get over it, tell us how you got started.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • The Difference Between Shame and Guilt, and Why It Matters

    The Difference Between Shame and Guilt, and Why It Matters

    Although shame and guilt may seem similar, shame is highly correlated with addiction, depression, and aggression. In contrast, guilt is linked to empathy and understanding other perspectives.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • Norbert Finds and Verifies People's Email Addresses with Their Name

    Norbert Finds and Verifies People's Email Addresses with Their Name

    With Norbert, you can find someone's email address by simply typing in their first name, last name, and the domain name where you think they work.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:30am -
  • All of the Halloween Freebies and Deals You Can Get Today

    All of the Halloween Freebies and Deals You Can Get Today

    To celebrate Halloween, a few companies have special promotions to make sure you and your kids' Halloween 2014 is mostly treat and less trick. Here's some of the best out there, including free doughnuts, cheap burritos, and lots of free kid's meals.…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:00am -

MEMEBURN

  • African women in tech: Nkem Begho on being geeky and manly in the tech space

    African women in tech: Nkem Begho on being geeky and manly in the tech space

    “Women in tech are thought to be geeky and manly. They are thought to have no fashion sense and probably all wear nerd glasses. I find that women in tech are perceived as unsexy, however I believe that your profession has nothing to do with how you…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • Battlefield vs Call of Duty: and the victory goes to…

    Battlefield vs Call of Duty: and the victory goes to…

    In much the same way as we see a yearly iteration of most sports games, we also see regular releases of Call of Duty and Battlefield. Because they are of a similar nature, quite naturally there is a certain amount of rivalry between the two, and an a…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:45am -
  • Big Inja is the startup hound that wants to barcode your business

    Big Inja is the startup hound that wants to barcode your business

    We’ve seen some exciting developments happening in the QR space, with the likes of SnapScan and its competitor Zapper having injected a fresh sense of purpose and experimentation in the world of South Africa’s mobile payments scene. Now — tryin…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:43am -
  • Be afraid, be very afraid (or maybe not): why you should take advantage of Halloween and other holidays

    Be afraid, be very afraid (or maybe not): why you should take advantage of Halloween and other holidays

    I have to admit that the Halloween holiday passes me by almost unnoticed every year. Apart from my cynical “What’s the point,” reaction, I see it as just another opportunity for companies to make more money – especially off the already-pressu…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:30am -
  • Exit stage left: lessons from reporting Africa’s tech scene

    Exit stage left: lessons from reporting Africa’s tech scene

    In the last four years I have learnt a lot about technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. I have met Africa’s brightest and its bravest. I have walked the path of its past and seen the clearly marked walkways of its future. Erik Hersm…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:30am -
  • 10 hours walking around as a drag queen, Skyrim character and white man

    10 hours walking around as a drag queen, Skyrim character and white man

    Earlier this week Hollaback — an organisation which works to combat public harassment — made a video of a woman walking around in New York City in order to demonstrate the amount of verbal abuse taking place on the streets. Using a hidden camera…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:29am -
  • Mobile subscriptions and SMS messaging on the rise in Kenya

    Mobile subscriptions and SMS messaging on the rise in Kenya

    Kenya’s mobile phone subscriptions grew by 5.6% to 32.2-million at the end of the fourth quarter ending June 2014. This translates into a mobile penetration level of 79.2%. The number of new subscriptions registered during the period was 416 390. A…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:15am -
  • Burn Media Weekly Roundup #4: Tim Cook being gay, Wearable tech and Mich is leaving Memeburn for Google

    Burn Media Weekly Roundup #4: Tim Cook being gay, Wearable tech and Mich is leaving Memeburn for Google

    Welcome to our Weekly Roundup, our weekly podcast that discusses tech trends, innovation and news. Joining this podcast edition is almost everyone from the Burn Media group. Under pseudonyms (in the spirit of Halloween), sitting around the table are…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:15am -
  • Android founder will exit Google to incubate hardware startups

    Android founder will exit Google to incubate hardware startups

    Without Android Google would still be a pretty powerful company, but nowhere near as influential as it is today. In that regard, it owes a deep vote of thanks to Andy Rubin, the man who founded Android as an independent company way back in 2003. From…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:10am -
  • Mass protests put end to Hungary’s internet tax

    Mass protests put end to Hungary’s internet tax

    Hungary has agreed to drop a controversial internet data transfer tax in the wake of mass protests which have rocked the country this week. According to Reuters, Prime Minister Viktor Orban froze the proposed law in the wake of the protest, as well a…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:08am -

Make Use Of

  • NewWhich Android Wear Smartwatch Is Best For You?

    Which Android Wear Smartwatch Is Best For You?

    The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live signaled the launch of Android Wear, Google’s operating system for smartwatches. They’ve since been followed by the Moto 360, and while it did not fully live up to the hype, it did manage to fulfill many of i…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • 8 Tips For Editing Videos Like A Pro

    8 Tips For Editing Videos Like A Pro

    Editing is typically the final process that happens before a video gets to you for final viewing. If you’ve had to make a video yourself, you’ll also know it can be a time-consuming process. If you’re just getting into the editing game, you ma…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • Journey Into the Hidden Web: A Guide For New Researchers

    Journey Into the Hidden Web: A Guide For New Researchers

    Table Of Contents 1. What is the Deep Web? 1.1 Databases for People Research 1.2 Other Types of Deep Web Research 1.3 Tor Websites 2. Resources 2.1 Statistics 2.2 People Research 3. Tor – The Dark Web 1. What is the Deep Web? There are many words t…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • These 10 Startups Are Going To Improve Lives. Here’s Why.

    These 10 Startups Are Going To Improve Lives. Here’s Why.

    Welcome to TechCrunch Disrupt London. It’s an unusually hot day for the end of October, and the smell of freshly brewed coffee hangs in the air. The best and brightest technologists and Entrepreneurs from America, Asia and Europe have gathered at t…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:30pm -
  • How To Get Facebook-Style Chat Heads For Hangouts In Chrome

    How To Get Facebook-Style Chat Heads For Hangouts In Chrome

    Hangouts is a wonderful cross-platform messaging and video chat app, but this newest release straight from Google improves upon the app by offering Facebook-style “Chat Heads” on Chrome. If you’re a Hangouts user (and you should be), you’re g…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
  • These Add-Ons Let You Make Firefox Look However You Want

    These Add-Ons Let You Make Firefox Look However You Want

    Make Firefox look however you like. Whether you want something modern that frees up space, a dash of colour to keep things interesting, or to bring back the Firefox look of old, there’s a theme or extension out there for you. Firefox is about freed…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • How To Use openSUSE Factory, The New Rolling-Release Distribution

    How To Use openSUSE Factory, The New Rolling-Release Distribution


    - 8 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • The Life Of An Author According To Reddit

    The Life Of An Author According To Reddit

    For creative and non-creatives alike, there’s a lot to learn from authors. Contrary to the stereotype, the life of an author is more than just laptops and lattes. There are stories of rags-to-riches as well as riches-to-rags. Some find success, oth…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • Nintendo Gets Healthy, CurrentC Gets Hacked, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Nintendo Gets Healthy, CurrentC Gets Hacked, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Also, Google reinvents Chrome’s bookmarks manager, France has drone trouble, Deadline predicts your death, and the perfect poster for Apple fanboys. Nintendo Enters Health Market Nintendo is entering the health market, with CEO Satoru Iwata teasing…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:30am -
  • How To Choose Your Attire For A Business Meeting

    How To Choose Your Attire For A Business Meeting

    What you wear says a lot about who you are. If you were to show up to an important business meeting in a plain white shirt and sweatpants, you’d probably receive a less-than-desired response from your colleagues and clients. It’s all about dressi…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:30am -
  • Get Things Done With 3 Tiny Changes To Your Day

    Get Things Done With 3 Tiny Changes To Your Day

    With a tiny adjustment here, another one there, your day (and your life) can go from zero to transformed. Call it your private butterfly effect. There will be good days and bad days, productive and unproductive ones. What matters is the kind of days…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • Launch Multiple Programs From A Single Shortcut Using A Batch File

    Launch Multiple Programs From A Single Shortcut Using A Batch File

    Some PC applications just work together like two peas in a pod. I’m talking about pairs like Winamp and Last.fm. There’s Skype and Pidgin, Steam and Raptr, and more. When you’re using one of these, launching the next one just feels natural. How…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • How To Be An Effective Minimalist In Your Daily Life

    How To Be An Effective Minimalist In Your Daily Life

    These days, more and more people are choosing to embrace minimalism. In certain situations this can wreak frustrating havoc on your everyday life. With some minimal planning it doesn’t have to come to that. Let’s look at how to overcome four of…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Why The Next 10 Years Looks Bad for Internet Censorship

    Why The Next 10 Years Looks Bad for Internet Censorship

    The Internet is often idealized as a bastion of information freedom, but not everyone has the same ideal. One of the most pernicious things that keeps the Internet from reaching its ideal open, democratic state is state-sponsored censorship. And alth…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
  • 4 Easy Ways To Find Out Who Is Looking For You Online

    4 Easy Ways To Find Out Who Is Looking For You Online

    Someone is looking for you. The web is full of websites and services that provide your details to others, sometimes free, sometimes for a fee. It’s an uncomfortable sensation to know that your personal data can be used to track you. While it is unl…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:00pm -

ALL THINGS DIGITAL

TECHSUPLEX

  • New BBM with timed messages, message retraction & more rolling out

    New BBM with timed messages, message retraction & more rolling out

    We told you about this a few weeks ago, but it’s finally happening today. BlackBerry is rolling out an update to its BBM app across platforms that brings a host of new features, two of which are aimed at giving users better control of their privac…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:56pm -
  • BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1016 leaked for all devices

    BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1016 leaked for all devices

    At some point yesterday, AT&T mistakenly released BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1016 to the BlackBerry Passport devices on the network, before realising their error and taken it off air. But you know how these things are – once it has hit the internet, you…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:44pm -
  • Microsoft joins the wearable Bandwagon with Band

    Microsoft joins the wearable Bandwagon with Band

    Microsoft has long been rumoured to be working on its own wearable device, but till a few hours ago, there wasn’t much proof to that effect. It is official now though, Microsoft has launched the “Microsoft Band”, a wristband that helps “you…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:15pm -
  • BlackBerry Classic: An Open Letter from John Chen

    BlackBerry Classic: An Open Letter from John Chen

    We have been buzzing about the BlackBerry Passport for a bit, with good reason too, the device challenges the status quo in so many ways. With all that buzz, it’s easy to forget that there is yet another BlackBerry device launching in just a few we…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:03pm -
  • My Uber Lagos Experience.

    My Uber Lagos Experience.

    As soon as I heard Uber was hiring for Nigeria, I couldn’t wait to try them out. I wanted to know what the experience would be like – whether they would go the whole nine, or offer some watered down version of the service they offer international…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:47am -
  • Whatsapp postpones Voice Feature till next year

    Whatsapp postpones Voice Feature till next year

    A couple of months ago, we broke the news about Whatsapp’s voice service which was in the pipeline and even showed some screenshots of what the service will look like when it launched. The app was originally meant to launch around April this year,…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:56pm -
  • Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    I had my hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 prototype a few weeks ago, and at the official launch, I got to play with the actual, retail phone for a bit. Here are a few quick thoughts on the device. It’s beginning to seem like voodoo the way Samsun…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:11am -
  • BlackBerry Passport: Unboxing Photos and Impressions.

    BlackBerry Passport: Unboxing Photos and Impressions.

    We’ve posted an unboxing video before, and our very own Bash wrote his own first impressions here, but after playing with this for a bit, I thought to write my own impressions and also add a few pictures.   Size Every article about the BlackBerry…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:47am -
  • Binga: Say bye to unsolicited SMS from Nigerian Networks

    Binga: Say bye to unsolicited SMS from Nigerian Networks

    If you own a mobile phone in Nigeria, then you already know how annoying those unsolicited messages networks and other Value Added Service (VAS) providers send can be. Thanks to Binga – a new app by Nigerian developer Mohammed Isma, you don’t hav…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 8:14am -
  • iOS 8 Jailbreak is Finally Here, But…

    iOS 8 Jailbreak is Finally Here, But…

    The team that brought you the iOS 7x Jailbreak, Pangu, has surprised everyone once again by releasing the iOS 8 jailbreak, which is now available for download. The jailbreak supports all devices running iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1, which includes the newer mo…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:51pm -

SEARCH ENGINE WATCH

TECHNOLOGY BEATS

FAST COMPANY

  • NewVirgin Galactic Rocket Plane Crashes In Test Flight

    Virgin Galactic Rocket Plane Crashes In Test Flight

    One pilot has been confirmed dead.It's been a bad week for space travel. A Virgin Galactic rocket plane with two pilots on board exploded and crashed in a test flight Friday. The California Highway Patrol confirmed the crash resulted in one death.Rea…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:22pm -
  • NewThe NYPD Is Concerned The Next Terrorist Attack Could Be Carried Out By Gun-Toting Consumer Drones

    The NYPD Is Concerned The Next Terrorist Attack Could Be Carried Out By Gun-Toting Consumer Drones

    The police force says it's hard to tell if a drone is friend or foe.The New York Police Department is concerned the next terrorist attack could possibly be carried out by consumer drones armed with guns, explosives, or chemical weapons.Read Full Stor…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:05pm -
  • NewHungry? You Might Make Better Decisions, Study Finds

    Hungry? You Might Make Better Decisions, Study Finds

    Researchers compared the choices of hungry versus not hungry participants and found surprising results.Have a hunger to be a better decision maker? Then stay hungry, my friends. Researchers have found that being hungry leads people to make better cho…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:34pm -
  • Want To Protect Your Phone From The Cops? You Might Want To Use A Passcode, Not A Fingerprint

    Want To Protect Your Phone From The Cops? You Might Want To Use A Passcode, Not A Fingerprint

    Virginia court rules using fingerprint technology to protect your phone doesn't carry same legal rights as passcodes.Debates about privacy rights and security are as old as America itself. And now, a Virginia Circuit Court ruled this week, those who…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:21pm -
  • Slack Is Now Worth More Than A Billion Dollars

    Slack Is Now Worth More Than A Billion Dollars

    The internal chat tool raised another $120 million from Google Ventures, Andreesen Horowitz, and more.Slack, the internal chat tool that in just eight months has risen to become the toast of media companies and Silicon Valley alike, just raised a boa…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:39pm -
  • Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google

    Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google

    The man who transformed Android into a mobile powerhouse is leaving Google to pursue his own startup incubator.Andy Rubin is leaving Google, according to an announcement made by the company late Thursday evening.Read Full Story
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
  • Starbucks To Start Delivering In 2015

    Starbucks To Start Delivering In 2015

    In its quarterly earnings call yesterday, Starbucks said it was exploring ways to get customers their caffeine fix store-free.Coming soon: Pumpkin spice lattes, delivered piping hot and extra pumpkin-y, right to your office doorstep.Read Full Story…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:20pm -
  • This Man Uses Twitter To Augment His Damaged Memory

    This Man Uses Twitter To Augment His Damaged Memory

    Thomas Dixon lost his episodic memory in a traumatic brain injury, and Twitter is helping him get it back.Thomas Dixon has no idea what he did yesterday. Sitting across from me at an outdoor cafe, he tries to jog his memory by doing what a lot of us…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • What Futurists Think Of HP's Bold And Weird New PC

    What Futurists Think Of HP's Bold And Weird New PC

    The creators of three of the freakiest, most futuristic computer interfaces we've ever seen weigh in on the HP Sprout.This week, HP announced the Sprout, its bold attempt to reinvent what it means to work on the PC. Forget a mouse and keyboard. You c…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:15pm -
  • App Lets You Peek Inside 80,000 Foods At Your Grocery Store

    App Lets You Peek Inside 80,000 Foods At Your Grocery Store

    Looking beyond a nutrition label, Food Scores rates your grub based upon its pesticides, antibiotics, and processing.Kellogg's Corn Flakes. The package contains just a few ingredients. Milled corn. Sugar. Malt flavor. Salt. And BHT "for freshness."Re…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • Snoop Dogg, Investor

    Snoop Dogg, Investor

    How the famed rapper claimed his spot among serious celebrity VCs.With a recent investment in Reddit, rapper and consummate weed smoker Snoop Dogg has attained the status of "venture capitalist," and he's just getting started. "I would be surprised i…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:06am -
  • Radical Authenticity: A Gay, Black, Female CEO On Why It Pays To Be An Open Book

    Radical Authenticity: A Gay, Black, Female CEO On Why It Pays To Be An Open Book

    Tanisha Robinson is the polar opposite of a stereotypical white-dude CEO. What she has to say about being a gay executive will inspire you.Tanisha Robinson is not your average CEO. "I'm 5 foot 11, I have a fro, and I'm black; there's no hiding that,"…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:06am -
  • The 15 Most Creative Pumpkins On Instagram

    The 15 Most Creative Pumpkins On Instagram

    ...And how to make one yourself.If you search through the #pumpkin hashtag on Instagram long enough, you'll notice some recurring themes. The most popular pumpkins are the traditional Jack o' Lantern, Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Chris…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:06am -
  • Khrushchev Visits IBM: A Strange Tale of Silicon Valley History

    Khrushchev Visits IBM: A Strange Tale of Silicon Valley History

    When the world's most famous Communist saw one of the West's greatest capitalist enterprises, he found much to admire--in its food.In September of 1959, Nikita Khrushchev, the premier of the Soviet Union and first secretary of its Communist Party, sp…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:00am -
  • The New Habit Challenge: Can Listing Our Accomplishments Cure Our Stress Addiction?

    The New Habit Challenge: Can Listing Our Accomplishments Cure Our Stress Addiction?

    We may be addicted to stress, but that doesn't mean we can't break the cycle. Will this new habit be the first step we need to recovery?Whether you're a senior executive running a company, an intern at a small startup, or somewhere in between, you li…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:49am -
  • Dream Jobs, Good Luck, And Bad Profile Photos: The Most Popular Leadership Stories Of October

    Dream Jobs, Good Luck, And Bad Profile Photos: The Most Popular Leadership Stories Of October

    This month we cracked the code of what makes people lucky, took networking tips from a spy, and learned all the ways our jobs might kill us.This month, we tried a few new tech tools, brought our best selves to the negotiation, and daydreamed about ge…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:12am -
  • 6 Ways To Avoid Making Everyone In Your Office Sick

    6 Ways To Avoid Making Everyone In Your Office Sick

    How to avoid passing the same cold around the office all winter long.The arrival of cooler weather often means more sick days. The cold and flu season is upon us and nowhere do germs lurk more than a shared office space.Read Full Story
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:10am -
  • Neclumi: The Necklace That Responds To Movement And Sound

    Neclumi: The Necklace That Responds To Movement And Sound

    Jewelry made of light that transforms based on your activity.Neclumi is a "wearable projection" from Poland-based new media art and design collective PanGenerator. Using a smartphone app and a discretely tucked pocket projector, Neclumi displays resp…
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:01pm -
  • Afraid of Creepy Craigslist Sellers? Police Create "Safe Zone" To Complete Online Purchases

    Afraid of Creepy Craigslist Sellers? Police Create "Safe Zone" To Complete Online Purchases

    A police station in suburban Philadelphia created a "safe zone" to provide more security for in-person transactions.Sometimes meeting a seller from Craigslist face-to-face feels like the beginning of a bad horror movie. Is it really safe to meet a st…
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:10pm -
  • Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles Are Safe For Humans, Study Finds

    Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles Are Safe For Humans, Study Finds

    During a successful first clinical trial, nanoparticles illuminated cancer cells and then safely exited the body.Earlier this week, Google unveiled its next moonshot project: to use nanoparticles to detect cancer. Though the search giant's experiment…
    - 24 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:49pm -
  • Like It Or Not, Instagram Video Ads Are Here

    Like It Or Not, Instagram Video Ads Are Here

    With major brands on board, some 15-second spots have already hit the popular photo-sharing platform.If you haven't already, you can expect to start seeing video ads in your Instagram feed.Read Full Story
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:10pm -
  • Microsoft Unveils Fitness Smart Band That Understands Voice Commands

    Microsoft Unveils Fitness Smart Band That Understands Voice Commands

    You can even use the $199 Microsoft Band to buy drinks at Starbucks.Microsoft on Thursday debuted a connected activity-tracking wristband with a heart-rate monitor that can track sleep and fitness data.Read Full Story
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • Cool, Weird Halloween Costumes You Can Pull Out Of A Printer

    Cool, Weird Halloween Costumes You Can Pull Out Of A Printer

    It's not too late to get a Halloween costume. You can print out these low-poly masks at home.Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Print yourself out one of these beautiful papercraft masks.Read Full Story
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Study Confirms: Stop Scratching, You're Only Making It Worse

    Study Confirms: Stop Scratching, You're Only Making It Worse

    The same chemical that helps people manage pain and depression could heighten the sensation of itching.It's not in your head: Scratching that itch will make it worse.Read Full Story
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • This Computerized Harness Might Be The Dog Translator We've Been Waiting For

    This Computerized Harness Might Be The Dog Translator We've Been Waiting For

    North Carolina State University researchers are developing a two-way system that relies on a dog's body language.Ever since canids began following us around to sniff at our leftovers, humans have been searching for more efficient ways to communicate…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:12pm -

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DIGITAL LIFE

  • New'Schwing! Party time!' 9 hilarious bits from KLG, Hoda as 'Wayne's World' hosts

    'Schwing! Party time!' 9 hilarious bits from KLG, Hoda as 'Wayne's World' hosts

    Today marked a new high (or low) for Kathie Lee and Hoda as they traded their Spanx and wine glasses for ripped jeans and red Solo cups. They dressed up at Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World," and it was awesome!Below are our favorite moments from t…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:01pm -
  • NewWeather got you rattled? TV meteorologist gives forecast as a skeleton

    Weather got you rattled? TV meteorologist gives forecast as a skeleton

    A local Kentucky weatherman gave a bare-bones look at the forecast for Halloween on Friday.Jude "Bones" Redfield, weatherman for Louisville's WDRB, wore a skeleton design attached to a green outfit, which in combination with a green-screen background…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:02pm -
  • Costumed cuties: TODAY's Babies of the Week

    Costumed cuties: TODAY's Babies of the Week

    We do our TODAY's Babies of the Week series through the year, but the Halloween version might be our all-time favorite. Is there really anything sweeter than little babes in adorable costumes? (Answer: No, there is not.)So enjoy these beautifully ou…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:57pm -
  • Tech or treat! Halloween stunts from Google, Lyft and Amazon

    Tech or treat! Halloween stunts from Google, Lyft and Amazon

    Silicon Valley is feeling festive this Halloween, with tech companies offering treats like a mummy T-Rex skeleton or a Rolls-Royce ride with an otherworldly passenger. Here's some of the ghoulishly good fun from Google, Amazon and more.
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:51pm -
  • Celebrity Halloween costumes channel Cheetos, Clooneys and much more

    Celebrity Halloween costumes channel Cheetos, Clooneys and much more

    Halloween isn't just for kids — and it isn't just for the night of Oct. 31 any more. While we were being dazzled by the TODAY anchors' creative "Saturday Night Live"-inspired costume choices on Friday, stars were out and about shining a light on th…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:06pm -
  • How to max your Halloween candy haul

    How to max your Halloween candy haul

    To come home with the biggest bag of candy this Halloween, you've got to be willing to be a little devil.Ava Ramsdale has a game plan in place for Halloween’s main event. Never mind that her mom was still hunting for her costume accessories at the…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:03pm -
  • Middle school girls take the lead in 'Ghostbusters' trailer tribute

    Middle school girls take the lead in 'Ghostbusters' trailer tribute

    Can't wait to catch the "Ghostbusters" reboot with women in the lead roles? No worries. Thanks to a group of middle schoolers, you can already get a glimpse of a reasonable facsimile.
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:07pm -
  • Pucker up: 6 reasons the pickle craze is here to stay

    Pucker up: 6 reasons the pickle craze is here to stay

    In the food world, what’s retro is suddenly all the rage again. Take pickling, the ancient art of using vinegar to preserve vegetables, fruit, fish and even meat. Your grandma probably “put up” dozens of jars of dilly beans or bread-and-butter…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:52pm -
  • 'There's something in there!' Watch the TODAY anchors run screaming through a haunted house

    'There's something in there!' Watch the TODAY anchors run screaming through a haunted house

    Al, Natalie, Willie and Tamron are still recovering from their recent visit to a haunted asylum — no, seriously. Just ask Tamron, who tore a muscle from screaming while shooting the segment.The Take team visited the Brighton Asylum in Passaic, New…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:46pm -
  • TODAY's Halloween 2014: How we did it

    TODAY's Halloween 2014: How we did it

    Take a peek behind the scenes to see how the anchors, producers and staff prepared for TODAY's Halloween 2014.
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:12pm -

ENGADGET

  • NewHP teamed up with a fashion designer to make a stunning smartwatch

    HP teamed up with a fashion designer to make a stunning smartwatch

    As beautiful as the look of the Moto 360 is, there are people who would prefer something that's styled more like a traditional watch. For this, the MB Chronowing, created by fashion designer Michael Bastian and engineered by HP, could be the perfect…
    - 14 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:19pm -
  • NewFive questions for the woman who's 3D printing edible fruit

    Five questions for the woman who's 3D printing edible fruit

    In the last few years 3D printing has gone from a niche within a niche, to one of the most headline-grabbing fields in tech. Consumers haven't exactly embraced the technology, but it is beginning to trickle down into the homes of more hobbyists and.…
    - 48 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:45pm -
  • NewVirgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes after launch

    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes after launch

    Virgin Galactic's latest plane/rocket, dubbed "SpaceShipTwo", crashed after takeoff this morning above the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Director Stu Witt told Bakersfield, California's KGET that the plane crashed east of Mojave. Two...
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:45pm -
  • NewGoogle Play Movies & TV arrives on Roku devices

    Google Play Movies & TV arrives on Roku devices

    If you've committed your streaming dollars to one of Roku's recent offerings, you're about to get access to a load of new content. The company announced today that Google Play Movies & TV is now available in its Channel Store for folks in the US, UK…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:16pm -
  • NewNot really into the iPhone 6? Sprint lets you rent the Galaxy S5, too

    Not really into the iPhone 6? Sprint lets you rent the Galaxy S5, too

    If you prefer to carry Samsung's most recent handset instead of that newfangled iPhone 6, Sprint is now offering the Android option for lease. Until now, the carrier allowed customers to rent Apple's phone for $20 a month for two years. After that,.…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:42pm -
  • NewSky could soon launch its own mobile network with help from Vodafone

    Sky could soon launch its own mobile network with help from Vodafone

    When BT finally gets round to launching its own-brand mobile network running on EE's 4G infrastructure, it'll join Virgin Media and TalkTalk as a provider of all four main telecoms services: TV, internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile. This would.…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:40pm -
  • Microsoft releases new Outlook for Mac to Office 365 subscribers

    Microsoft releases new Outlook for Mac to Office 365 subscribers

    Already using Office 365 on your Mac? Well, if you fancy Microsoft's email software too, you're in luck. The new version of Outlook for Mac is now available to the aforementioned subscribers, and it carries a smattering of new features. Aside from..…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:09pm -
  • Virginia court says fingerprint-locked smartphones are fair game

    Virginia court says fingerprint-locked smartphones are fair game

    Here's some trivia for your next trip to the pub. Did you know that, in Virginia, you don't have to tell the cops your phone's unlock code, but you're obliged to open it if you use a fingerprint based passcode? It's a quirky piece of legal precedent…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:37pm -
  • Starbucks' new app will let you skip the line and sort delivery

    Starbucks' new app will let you skip the line and sort delivery

    Love your morning coffee break, but hate having to wait in line amongst the masses? Well, Starbucks will allow you to skip the line entirely with its new app. Just place your order via that trusty smartphone, and you'll be able to walk in and pick i…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:01pm -
  • Oh, the irony: Facebook works on the world's biggest anonymity network

    Oh, the irony: Facebook works on the world's biggest anonymity network

    Facebook, the site where people share their entire personal lives for everyone to gawp at, is now available on the anonymity network that's designed to do precisely the opposite. Follow this link in your Tor browser and you'll be able to tell friend…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:40pm -

THE NEXT WEB

  • NewAmazon Diversity Report: 63% male and 60% white

    Amazon Diversity Report: 63% male and 60% white

    Continuing a recent trend among major tech companies, Amazon has released a diversity report for its workforce. Globally, 63 percent of its employees are male, and 60 percent of its US-based workforce is white. As for other ethnicities, 15 percent…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:29pm -
  • NewCheck out Honda’s ‘double-sided’ YouTube video

    Check out Honda’s ‘double-sided’ YouTube video

    Honda is promoting its new Civic Type R Concept Car with a nifty interactive video campaign that lets you switch between two complementary videos with a press of the R button. In one storyline of the “double-sided film,” a father picks his kids u…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:21pm -
  • NewVirgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two has crashed during a test flight

    Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two has crashed during a test flight

    Spaceflight company Virgin Galactic has lost its Spaceship Two in a crash during a test flight over the Mojave Desert in California. Here’s the statement from the firm: Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight o…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:54pm -
  • New10 of the best Android apps from October

    10 of the best Android apps from October

    From maps to micro-investments, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in October. Here we present you with our selection of some of the best newcomers from the past month. HERE Maps Nokia’s HERE maps is one of the four major global onlin…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • NewGoogle Play Movies & TV arrives on Roku

    Google Play Movies & TV arrives on Roku

    Good news for Roku users – the Google Play Movies & TV app has landed on its streaming devices and dongles in the US, UK, Ireland and Canada. Google Play Movies & TV is Google’s on-demand streaming service, delivering the latest movies and TV sho…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:50pm -
  • (Re-)activate push notifications for The Next Web via Safari

    (Re-)activate push notifications for The Next Web via Safari

    A few months ago we added Safari push notifications for OS X to our site. Since then about 500 new people activate the feature, per day! More than 35,000 people receive notifications every day now. That’s amazing but also easy to understand, as th…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:05pm -
  • Common email mistakes that’ll haunt most professionals

    Common email mistakes that’ll haunt most professionals

    Denise Chan is the US Inbound Marketing Associate for Mailjet, an email service provider with more than four years of experience and 25,000 clients across 158 countries. Navigating your email campaigns into your customer’s inbox can be a scary pro…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:46pm -
  • Microsoft announces an all-new Outlook for Mac, available for Office 365 users

    Microsoft announces an all-new Outlook for Mac, available for Office 365 users

    Microsoft has announced an all-new Outlook for Mac, available for Office 365 users. The launch brings the product into line with its versions on other platforms, including mobile and PC. Alongside its refreshed interface, Microsoft says the new Outlo…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:44pm -
  • Slack nabs $120M at $1.12B valuation, not bad for a 1-year-old startup

    Slack nabs $120M at $1.12B valuation, not bad for a 1-year-old startup

    Few pieces of corporate-oriented software have managed to build a following the way Slack has. It seems others agree too, given that the company just secured $120 million in funding through Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins. The funding round also…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:03pm -
  • Retro album makeovers for modern musicians from Miley to Drake

    Retro album makeovers for modern musicians from Miley to Drake

    Jami Miles is a University of Cincinnati student studying graphic design. She is passionate about music, fashion, photography and especially matcha. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. N…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:00pm -

CONSUMER TECH NEWS

  • Google Camera App Gets Updated; Gets The Material Design Treatment

    Google Camera App Gets Updated; Gets The Material Design Treatment

    Google has finally pushed out its Material Design update for its Google Camera that can be used on most Android smartphones available today. The app works with Google’s simplistic ideology about how a simple camera experience should be and makes fo…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:26pm -
  • Andy Rubin, The Creator Of Android Leaves Google

    Andy Rubin, The Creator Of Android Leaves Google

    Andy Rubin, co-founder of the Android project is parting ways with Google. According to a WSJ report, Rubin is leaving Internet search giant to setup an incubator for hardware startups, while his last role at the company's robotics division will be t…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:04am -
  • Angry Birds Transformers Hits The Google Play Store

    Angry Birds Transformers Hits The Google Play Store

    While the Angry Birds Transformers game hit iOS almost a month ago, Android fans have been waiting to get their hands on this fun franchise ever since Rovio made an announcement with Hasbro about the game. Well, their time has finally come and the An…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:36am -
  • WhatsApp For Windows Phone Catches Up With Android And iOS

    WhatsApp For Windows Phone Catches Up With Android And iOS

    WhatsApp for Windows Phone has just received a feature-packed update. The app now includes a plethora of features that Windows Phone users have been missing for long. The update more importantly brings the Windows Phone app almost shoulder to shoulde…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:18am -
  • Samsung Unveils The Galaxy A3 & A5 Featuring All-Metal Construction

    Samsung Unveils The Galaxy A3 & A5 Featuring All-Metal Construction

    It seems as though Samsung has finally begun listening to what consumers have to say, and has launched two new devices featuring all-metal unibody constructions. A transition which we saw begin with the metal-framed Galaxy Alpha a few months ago, ha…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:43am -
  • Flipboard For Android And iOS Steps Up To Version 3.0

    Flipboard For Android And iOS Steps Up To Version 3.0

    Flipboard has just announced its updated app for iOS and Android. The 3.0 update delivers a flatter design and kicks skeumorphism out the window, minus the page flips (Thank God for that!).There are many new changes that have made the Flipboard expe…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:47am -
  • Motorola Acquisition: Challenges Ahead Of Lenovo

    Motorola Acquisition: Challenges Ahead Of Lenovo

    Now that Lenovo is officially the owner of the Motorola Mobility, there is going to be a change in the world order of the smartphones.While the acquisition makes Lenovo the third largest smartphone makers, the Apple will surely be feeling the heat a…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:26am -
  • LG Shows-Off Its Crazy Bezel-Less Smartphone Displays

    LG Shows-Off Its Crazy Bezel-Less Smartphone Displays

    Smartphones screens are getting bigger whether you like it or not, but thankfully manufacturers are pushing the boundaries of technology to make everything else smaller. The easiest way to give users more screen than they can use without increasing…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:14am -
  • Rumour: Xiaomi Is Working On A Budget 9 Inch Tablet

    Rumour: Xiaomi Is Working On A Budget 9 Inch Tablet

    Xiaomi is well on its way to the top (it is already the 3rd largest manufacturer of smartphones). Top quality smartphones at budget prices is what they do and do pretty well. So if they have already figured out the smartphone market, it makes sense t…
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:33am -
  • Indian Sellers Suffer As Apple Redirects iPhone Stocks To China & US

    Indian Sellers Suffer As Apple Redirects iPhone Stocks To China & US

    Sellers of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in India are facing an acute shortage of stocks, as Apple diverts device shipments to markets like China and the US. The company is supposedly building up its inventory of the two devices in anticipation of record…
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:03am -
  • Motorola Mobility Is Officially A Part Of Lenovo's Arsenal

    Motorola Mobility Is Officially A Part Of Lenovo's Arsenal

    Chinese technology giant Lenovo has completed the $2.91 billion purchase of American smartphone maker Motorola Mobility from Google, making it the third largest smartphone manufacturer globally. The deal finally went through nine months after it was…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:53am -
  • Unboxing: Motorola Moto X (2014)

    Unboxing: Motorola Moto X (2014)

    The Moto X (first gen) has been one unique Android device. Unlike most droids, it focuses on the user experience than the maddening specifications. With a 4.7-inch screen, it was a handy phone fit for single-handed usage. For 2014, Motorola has rolle…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:52pm -
  • 'Ok, Google' Extends Boundary, To Search Within Third-Party Apps

    'Ok, Google' Extends Boundary, To Search Within Third-Party Apps

    It's incredible how much you can actually do on an Android smartphone through voice commands, but Google doesn't seem content with where it has gotten so far. Most of the Internet search giant's apps and services respond to your voice, but the compa…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:33am -
  • Xiaomi Might Just Be The World's Third Largest Smartphone Vendor

    Xiaomi Might Just Be The World's Third Largest Smartphone Vendor

    Chinese electronics startup Xiaomi is has become the third largest smartphone vendor in the world, trailing only to giants Apple and Samsung, according to a research firm Strategy Analytics. Global smartphone sales grew by 27% in Q3 of 2014 at 320 m…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:58am -
  • Initial Reviews Say The Nexus 6's Camera Is Something To Watch Out For

    Initial Reviews Say The Nexus 6's Camera Is Something To Watch Out For

    Google's new Nexus 6 phablet should hit store shelves early next month, but early users of the device are reporting some interesting things. Built by Motorola, the Nexus 6 is essentially a blown-up Moto X, which is in no way a bad thing. Not only ha…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 6:37am -
  • Microsoft Enters The Wearable Space With A $199 Fitness Tracker

    Microsoft Enters The Wearable Space With A $199 Fitness Tracker

    Microsoft has finally announced its entry into the wearable space, starting with a $199 fitness tracker and a cross-platform cloud service. The company's key focus will be revolutionizing global health and fitness, and while the wearable device is b…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:33am -
  • How To: Take Screenshots On Any Smartphone Or Tablet

    How To: Take Screenshots On Any Smartphone Or Tablet

    Taking screenshots is not something you do everyday. However, it comes-in handy if you want to help your technologically challenged friend locate some settings on his phone. You can also use this feature to grab those time-ticking SnapChat images (I…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 2:12pm -
  • Sony Pushes The PS4 Remote Play App On To The Play Store

    Sony Pushes The PS4 Remote Play App On To The Play Store

    Sony has finally pushed out the PS4 Remote Play app on to the Google Play Store. Obviously the app has been designed to work only with Sony’s latest Xperia Z3 series of smartphones and tablets. Meaning that you finally no longer need to be chained…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:02pm -
  • Oppo Unveils The R5 - The World's New Slimmest Smartphone

    Oppo Unveils The R5 - The World's New Slimmest Smartphone

    Apple is pretty competent at cutting out the bulk from its devices – look at the iPhone 6 for instance, it's remarkably thinner than its predecessor. However, there are a bunch of smartphones out there that can make the newest iPhone look obese, a…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:43am -
  • LG Sells A Record 16.8 Million Smartphones In The Jul-Sep Quarter

    LG Sells A Record 16.8 Million Smartphones In The Jul-Sep Quarter

    Korean electronics giant Samsung is in a bit of a hairy situation right now, as Apple is eating into its share of the large-screen smartphone market. However, LG, the other major Korean manufacturer is doing quite well for itself in the smartphone s…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:00am -

TECH DIGEST TV

  • Google Now can search within apps… now!

    Google Now can search within apps… now!

    Google’s latest update to its Android Google Now app has just made things ever clever: It can trigger searches within apps. In a post on the Android Developers Blog, the example is given of voice searching “Ok Google, search pizza on Eat24″ or…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:36pm -
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to get a zombie mode?

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to get a zombie mode?

    A video has emerged showing what looks like a new zombie mode for this year’s Call of Duty instalment. Check it out: It wouldn’t be the first time the COD franchise has had a zombie mode – 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War featured a “Nazi…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:05pm -
  • BBM getting message retraction and Snapchat-style timed message features

    BBM getting message retraction and Snapchat-style timed message features

    Blackberry has started rolling out some interesting new features on BBM – making a move to ape snapchat, and also let you recall messages sent in error. If you’ve ever sent a message to the wrong person, you know how awkward it can be – so if y…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:31pm -
  • Samsung announces metal Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3

    Samsung announces metal Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3

    Samsung has implicitly responded to criticism of its plastic-heavy designs today by announcing the Galaxy A5 and A3, which sport full metal unibody designs. It is the outside of these phones that is getting all of the focus. Here’s how Samsung desc…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:37am -
  • Could drones be the future of emergency health care?

    Could drones be the future of emergency health care?

    A student has invented a drone that has a built in defibrillator – which could conceivably fly to people in need much quicker than an ambulance stuck in traffic. Alec Mormont from Delft University has come up with the concept: The drone can fly up…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:29am -
  • The Digest: Russia wants to ban Apple CEO Tim Cook… and 4 other things people are talking about today

    The Digest: Russia wants to ban Apple CEO Tim Cook… and 4 other things people are talking about today


    - 13 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:59am -
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity goes to… World War II?!

    Assassin’s Creed Unity goes to… World War II?!

    Ubisoft has just dropped the latest trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Unity and it appears to show the series going a little more modern… The “Time Anomoly” trailer shows hero Arnaud jumping through a hole in the French Revolution simulation and…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:53pm -
  • What is Xiaomi and could it eclipse the likes of Samsung and Apple?

    What is Xiaomi and could it eclipse the likes of Samsung and Apple?

    Today most western tech outlets have expressed surprised at the rise of a company called Xiaomi – which according to IDC is now the third biggest smartphone maker in the world and yet… you’ve never heard of it, right? Yeah, who the heck is Xiam…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:13pm -
  • YouTube rolls out 60fps support
    Good news for anyone who likes watching gaming footage on YouTube: The site now supports videos uploaded at 60 frames per second. This means that video will look smooth as butter – perfect for high-speed shoot-outs and the like. If you can’t imag…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:17pm -
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals that he is gay. But still no comment on an Apple TV upgrade.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals that he is gay. But still no comment on an Apple TV upgrade.

    Apple has today announced that its CEO, Tim Cook, is gay. Writing in Business Week, Cook says: “I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:25am -

Tech Eye

  • Datacentre automation market worth billions

    Datacentre automation market worth billions

    A report by Markets and Markets estimated that by 2019 the datacentre automation market will be worth $7.53 billion.The report said that demand for fast data access and storage continues to rise and that’s creating more and more datacentres.  Dat…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:04pm -
  • Hungary backs off internet tax

    Hungary backs off internet tax

    The prime minister of Hungary said today that his government will shelve plans to introduce an internet tax.That follows a week of protests against the proposed move, which would have had the Hungarian government charging a fee on every gigabyte of…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:54pm -
  • IBM signs deal with Chinese cloud giant

    IBM signs deal with Chinese cloud giant

    A major Chinese IT player – Tencent Cloud – has signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate with IBM to bring Software as a Service (SaaS) for various industries.Both firms will concentrate on emerging small and medium enterprises in healt…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:42pm -
  • Twitter is no fun for the many

    Twitter is no fun for the many

    A group of researchers based at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) has analysed Twitter and come up with ways to increase your influence.People with few followers attempt to boost their popularity by increasing the number of tweets they send b…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:13pm -
  • Sony saved by expelling the Welsh

    Sony saved by expelling the Welsh

    It seems that getting rid of its Welsh CEO Howard Stringer has been good for the struggling Japanese outfit Sony.Sony reported a second-quarter operating loss which was a lot narrower than the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street had predicted. more»…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:42am -
  • Android creator walks from Google

    Android creator walks from Google

    Andy Rubin, co-founder of the  Android mobile business and head of its robotics effort is leaving Google.According to a statement from Google, Rubin will start a company to support startups interested in building technology-hardware products.It is…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:41am -
  • Top TV makers reject OLED

    Top TV makers reject OLED

    Samsung and LG have decided that the world is not ready for OLED and the next generation of TVs will run on quantum dot technology.The problem is that they can’t come up with a way of making OLED affordable for the mass market. more»
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:40am -
  • Dell comes back from the dead

    Dell comes back from the dead

    Beancounters at IDC are claiming that Dell’s US shipments grew 19.7 percent during the third calendar quarter of 2014.If this is the case, then it would appear that business is turning around for the tin box shifter.Jeff Clarke, Dell’s vice cha…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:33am -
  • Tim Cook is gay – so what?

    Tim Cook is gay – so what?

    This morning the Tame Apple Press is full of praise for Apple CEO Tim Cook “coming out as gay as if it is really important.Writing in Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook, unprompted, has said that he is gay. It was news that comes as no su…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:32am -
  • Intel impedes Windows 10

    Intel impedes Windows 10

    A report said that sales of notebooks using Microsoft Windows 10 are likely to be hit because Intel will be tardy releasing an appropriate chip.Digitimes Research said that the Intel Skylake microprocessor is supposed to be ready at the beginning of…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:28am -

TechPINIONS

  • NewGame|Life Podcast: Nintendo Downgrades Amiibo Figures

    Game|Life Podcast: Nintendo Downgrades Amiibo Figures

    WIRED editors discuss Nintendo's impending figurine business, Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One and more. The post Game|Life Podcast: Nintendo Downgrades Amiibo Figures appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:32pm -
  • NewVirgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes

    Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes

    pWhat’s Going On? During a test flight over the Mojave Desert today, Virgin Galactic’s spaceship suffered a “serious anomaly” and crashed. Two pilots were on board the plane, as is typical during test flights, and media reports claim that one…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:21pm -
  • NewCongress, Tech Have Their Eyes on Rethinking the Textbook — And Educators Should Too

    Congress, Tech Have Their Eyes on Rethinking the Textbook — And Educators Should Too

    As commencement ceremonies conclude at colleges and universities, many thousands of recent graduates are entering or re-entering the workforce and finding a competitive and still-recovering market for most professions. One thing I thought about as I…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:02pm -
  • Gadget Lab Podcast: Google’s New Phone Falls to Pieces—On Purpose!

    Gadget Lab Podcast: Google’s New Phone Falls to Pieces—On Purpose!

    What do you want for Halloween? How about Lollipops? And Nexus devices, and modular phones, and wrist-computers that are not watches? Hold out your goodie bags and download this week's show. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Google’s New Phone Falls to…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • The Best London Neighborhoods for Spotting Supercars

    The Best London Neighborhoods for Spotting Supercars

    For tourists more interested in spotting Bugattis and Paganis than the history of the White Tower, here's where you want to hang out. The post The Best London Neighborhoods for Spotting Supercars appeared first on WIRED.
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:58pm -
  • Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site

    Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site

    Now the world's least anonymous website (Facebook) has just joined the Web's most anonymous network (Tor). The post Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site appeared first on WIRED.
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:31pm -
  • How Facebook Sped Up Its iPhone App by Nearly 50%

    How Facebook Sped Up Its iPhone App by Nearly 50%

    You weren’t imagining things. The Facebook iPhone app was getting slower. In 2012, the social networking giant launched its first native iPhone app, and over the next two years, according to Facebook engineer Adam Ernst, its all-important News Feed…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:35pm -
  • Android Founder Departs Google, Continuing Executive Shakeup

    Android Founder Departs Google, Continuing Executive Shakeup

    Google's head of robotics and former head of Android, Andy Rubin, is stepping down from the company to launch a new incubator for hardware startups. The post Android Founder Departs Google, Continuing Executive Shakeup appeared first on WIRED.
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:26pm -
  • 4-Acre Spider Web Engulfs Building

    4-Acre Spider Web Engulfs Building

    Spiders form communal webs more often than you think. The post 4-Acre Spider Web Engulfs Building appeared first on WIRED.
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:45pm -
  • Touch and Go

    Touch and Go

    The touchscreen Chrome OS notebook from Lenovo has some appealing hardware on the outside, but the touch display is sub-par, and the internals aren't well-suited to the heavier end of the modern web. Hey, at least it's inexpensive. The post Touch and…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • The Apple Watch Just Got the Perfect Rival: Microsoft’s Band

    The Apple Watch Just Got the Perfect Rival: Microsoft’s Band

    If Microsoft wanted to take a slice out of Apple's impending Apple Watch audience, it couldn't have crafted a better plan than with its just-released Microsoft Band. The post The Apple Watch Just Got the Perfect Rival: Microsoft’s Band appeared fir…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • Why Tim Cook’s ‘Proud to Be Gay’ Essay Means So Much to the Workplace

    Why Tim Cook’s ‘Proud to Be Gay’ Essay Means So Much to the Workplace

    Tim Cook made history, becoming the first openly gay CEO on the Fortune 500 list. But for many gay people across the country, coming out at work isn't so easy. The post Why Tim Cook’s ‘Proud to Be Gay’ Essay Means So Much to the Workplace appe…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • Meet the Wizards and Lords That Rule the Suburbs of Utah

    Meet the Wizards and Lords That Rule the Suburbs of Utah

    The mythmakers in Brian Shumway’s series Modern Medieval aren’t content to sit around a table slaying imaginary dragons or play make-believe on Halloween. No, they're out and about, dressing, talking and behaving like lords, warriors, Valkyries a…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • Double Action: Boogaloo Is a Free-to-Play Multiplayer Shooter With Serious Style

    Double Action: Boogaloo Is a Free-to-Play Multiplayer Shooter With Serious Style

    When it comes to multiplayer shooters, most games “innovate” via level design, fun weapons, and game variants that go beyond your simple deathmatch or objective game modes. Double Action: Boogaloo is not one of those games. The post Double Actio…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • Nike’s Digital Guru Hints at the Post-FuelBand Future

    Nike’s Digital Guru Hints at the Post-FuelBand Future

    Stefan Olander, Nike’s VP of Digital, discusses what the company's planning after the FuelBand and hints at grander ambitions to quantify fitness and the body even more completely. The post Nike’s Digital Guru Hints at the Post-FuelBand Future ap…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn’t Get Enough of in October

    The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn’t Get Enough of in October

    This is the stuff from our lives that we either own and never want to let go, or that we’ve been testing and are totally enamored with. This is October’s most loved gear. The post The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn’t Get Enough of in October appear…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • HP’s New PC Can Project a Touchscreen Onto Your Desk

    HP’s New PC Can Project a Touchscreen Onto Your Desk

    Thanks to a depth-sensing camera that points down from the top of it, the HP Sprout will let you scan and manipulate digital objects with your bare hands. The post HP’s New PC Can Project a Touchscreen Onto Your Desk appeared first on WIRED.
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables

    Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables

    Can Microsoft compete with Google, Apple, and so many others in the ever-expanding world of wearable health gizmos? J.P. Gownder thinks so—if the company can make good on its promise to closely analyze all the data streaming from its new Microsoft…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • The Most Terrifying Non-Horror Movies We’ve Ever Seen

    The Most Terrifying Non-Horror Movies We’ve Ever Seen

    There's no terror like the terror that comes from being a little kid and seeing something that unexpectedly freaks you all the way out. Let's take a moment to pay our respects to the movies that unwittingly triggered our fear centers. The post The Mo…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • Hypnotic Video Takes You Tripping Through the World’s Greenhouses

    Hypnotic Video Takes You Tripping Through the World’s Greenhouses

    Artist Joe Hamilton created this lovely, disorienting video by filming greenhouses around the world and then layering them with bits of classical landscape paintings he found on the internet. The post Hypnotic Video Takes You Tripping Through the Wo…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges

    The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm CSC aft…
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:20pm -
  • Nintendo’s New Health Device Listens to You Sleep

    Nintendo’s New Health Device Listens to You Sleep

    Nintendo's first entry into the "quality of life" business, which it plans to release by early 2016, is a device that tracks a user's level of fatigue by monitoring sleep. The post Nintendo’s New Health Device Listens to You Sleep appeared first on…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:22pm -
  • Digital Innovation and the Future of Storytelling: A New Golden Age?

    Digital Innovation and the Future of Storytelling: A New Golden Age?

    The media world was taken by surprise when HBO — and subsequently CBS — announced they will allow consumers to bypass traditional pay TV distributors to access entertainment content directly via the Internet. This move was seen as both validation…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 6:26pm -
  • Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

    Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

    Brand aficionados (including us) are concerned about what could happen to a publicly traded Ferrari. The post Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What’s the Worst That Could Happen? appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 6:12pm -
  • The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Tracker Is That It’s Cross-Platform

    The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Tracker Is That It’s Cross-Platform

    Microsoft has been working on its own health tracking service, Microsoft Health, and a wearable to go along with it, Microsoft Band. Both are available starting today. The post The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Tracker Is That It’s Cross-Pl…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:00pm -

GIZMAG

  • Final assembly of Orion spacecraft completed

    Final assembly of Orion spacecraft completed

    NASA and Lockheed Martin announced on Thursday that they have completed final assembly and testing of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to carry NASA astronauts on deep space missions. This clears the way for the first test flight in December a…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:26am -
  • The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: Shower Yourself In High-Quality Sound

    The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: Shower Yourself In High-Quality Sound

    Belting out your favorite track in the shower is definitely a highlight of the morning. No, it’s not necessarily all that tuneful…but that’s only because there’s no backing track, of course. The fix for that is something like the Bluetooth Sh…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:06am -
  • Review: Parrot's Jumping Sumo minidrone

    Review: Parrot's Jumping Sumo minidrone

    With all the interest surrounding aerial drones of late, it might seem like a step backwards for Parrot to come out with a quirky two-wheeled vehicle that rolls around on the floor. But after spending some time with its new, spring-loaded minidrone,…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:58am -
  • Seat time in Chevy's impressively redesigned flagship – the 2015 Impala LTZ

    Seat time in Chevy's impressively redesigned flagship – the 2015 Impala LTZ

    The long-tailed classic that is Chevrolet’s Impala has gone through many iterations since it was introduced in the late 1950s – some good, some excessively bland. The redesigned 2015 Impala LTZ is in the former camp and after 10 days of driving I…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:57am -
  • Laser-propulsion could give space rockets a serious boost

    Laser-propulsion could give space rockets a serious boost

    Russian scientists have proposed a novel way to accelerate a spaceship while in flight – firing a ground-based laser up its backside. The new technique uses a plasma flow caused by laser ablation to increase the exhaust efficiency of a traditional…
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:59am -
  • Sandia drops nuclear warhead ... in the name of safety

    Sandia drops nuclear warhead ... in the name of safety

    Dropping a nuclear warhead may not seem like a particularly bright idea, but earlier this year Sandia National Laboratories did just that. As part of the US government’s Life Extension Program (LEP) for its nuclear arsenal, the inert W88 ALT 370 wa…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:39am -
  • BMW's V8-powered X5 M and X6 M will get the kids to school on time

    BMW's V8-powered X5 M and X6 M will get the kids to school on time

    Set to debut at next month's LA auto show, BMW's new X5 M and X6 M both powered by a 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 423 kW (575 hp) between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm. The engine also produces 750 Nm (553 ft lb) of torque from just 2,2…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:31am -
  • ScanEagle 2 UAV prepares for takeoff

    ScanEagle 2 UAV prepares for takeoff

    Since its first flight in June 2002 and introduction to the US Navy in 2005, the ScanEagle UAV developed by Boeing subsidiary Insitu has received a steady stream of improvements, including a short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera and Synthetic Aperture Ra…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:22am -
  • Concept One: Floating the idea of a semi-amphibious vehicle

    Concept One: Floating the idea of a semi-amphibious vehicle

    A city car with a semi-amphibious ability sounds like a bit of a misnomer, but for the residents of Bangkok in recent years, it could have been a true lifesaver. Created by a small Japanese company called FOMM (First One Mile Mobility), the Concept O…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:52am -
  • 3D printed titanium heel helps cancer patient find his feet

    3D printed titanium heel helps cancer patient find his feet

    Slowly but surely, 3D printing is working its way through the human anatomy, replacing infected jaws, cancerous vertebrae and deformed hips in a procession of world-first medical treatments. The latest body part to be ticked off the list is the heel,…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:58am -
  • DARPA circuit smashes electronic speed record

    DARPA circuit smashes electronic speed record

    Getting into the Guinness Book of World Records isn't just about who can eat the most hotdogs or fly a paper airplane the highest. Sometimes it involves technological breakthroughs with huge potential. Guinness has handed DARPA’s Terahertz Electron…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:51am -
  • How to jailbreak any iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 (or 8.1)

    How to jailbreak any iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 (or 8.1)

    Though iOS gets more advanced every year, there are still plenty of iPhone and iPad owners that want to break down Apple's walled garden and jailbreak their devices. If you think that might be you, read on for Gizmag's iOS 8 jailbreaking tutorial...…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:33am -
  • Turning dairy farm waste into Magic Dirt

    Turning dairy farm waste into Magic Dirt

    Magic Dirt may sound like the soil used by Jack to grow his beans, but the Bioproduct Innovation of the Year award winner is just one result of a process that’s addressing the environmental issues caused by effluence from factory farm feedlots. The…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:12am -
  • Experts call for risk scores to improve smartphone app security

    Experts call for risk scores to improve smartphone app security

    Next time you download or update an app for your smartphone or tablet and blitz through messages asking for permissions approval, you may be unnecessarily exposing your personal information to possible cyber violation. Researchers suggest this issue…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:15am -
  • iPad Air 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

    iPad Air 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

    Earlier this year, the iPad got its toughest competition yet, in Samsung's Galaxy Tab S. Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the new iPad Air 2 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5... Continue Reading iPad Air 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5Se…
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:09pm -
  • Visteon showcases eye-controlled car cockpit

    Visteon showcases eye-controlled car cockpit

    We've already seen eye-tracking systems being used to control things like laptops and TVs, but ... cars? Well, the Visteon Corporation isn't suggesting that we use our eyes to steer our cars. At least, not yet. Its HMeye cockpit concept, however, is…
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:59pm -
  • Harman's HALOsonic tech fights road noise with more noise

    Harman's HALOsonic tech fights road noise with more noise

    As automakers attempt to make vehicles more energy-efficient, they're increasingly turning to lighter building materials. While doing so may indeed result in lightweight cars, these materials generally lack the sound-dampening qualities of their heav…
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:10pm -
  • Shipping containers offer safe, affordable housing in Brighton

    Shipping containers offer safe, affordable housing in Brighton

    Britain has a housing problem. According to homeless charity Crisis, the recession, deep cuts to the benefits system, and a comparative lack of new homes being built have all contributed to increased levels of homelessness over the last few years. Wi…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:05pm -
  • Inbox for Gmail revolutionized my email in a week

    Inbox for Gmail revolutionized my email in a week

    Google's Inbox is the latest interface for Gmail, both on the web (only through a Chrome browser at the moment) and via mobile apps for iOS and Android. It's a major and almost entirely positive upgrade to the Gmail experience. But if we're honest, t…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:54pm -
  • Advanced offshore buoys help study wind energy potential

    Advanced offshore buoys help study wind energy potential

    Offshore wind power in the United States is nowhere close to meeting the potential this renewable energy form has to offer. There are a myriad of reasons why, including lack of information on energy-harnessing possibilities at specific sites. The US…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:42pm -
  • Razor announces adult sized Crazy Cart drifting go-cart

    Razor announces adult sized Crazy Cart drifting go-cart

    Sometimes you can buy a toy for yourself and pretend you bought it for a child. That won't be the case with the Crazy Cart XL. It's a new version of Razor's original Crazy Cart that was released last year. It's been made bigger and more powerful, esp…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:25pm -
  • Limar Velov bike helmet features removable ventilation panels

    Limar Velov bike helmet features removable ventilation panels

    Although fair-weather cyclists may consistently appreciate the ventilation openings in most bike helmets, riders who brave the cold aren't always so keen on them. One solution is to cover those holes using a shower cap-like helmet cover, but Italy's…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 6:12pm -
  • HP is looking to blend physical and digital reality with Sprout AIO

    HP is looking to blend physical and digital reality with Sprout AIO

    HP has revealed a new all-in-one computer named Sprout which pushes the everything-you-need-in-one-place envelope to both vertical and horizontal workspaces. Users are able to grab an icon or digital object on the computer's touchscreen display and d…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:25pm -
  • The Belt Scooter provides a wearable mode of transport

    The Belt Scooter provides a wearable mode of transport

    The Belt Scooter by designer Ádám Török is a concept for a simple mode of transport you can wear around your waist. Thus making it much less likely you'll get stuck at a house party without any way of getting home... Continue Reading The Belt Sc…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:29pm -
  • LG introduces DCI 4K monitor that trumps UHD 4K

    LG introduces DCI 4K monitor that trumps UHD 4K

    UHD 4K computer monitors (with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, like 4K TVs) have only started being released relatively recently. Already, though, manufacturers are offering monitors with higher specs still. LG's new 31MU97 has a DCI 4K resolution of 40…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:22pm -

Digital TRENDS

FUTURE TECH TRENDS

  • How to locate your best UK dental laboratories

    How to locate your best UK dental laboratories

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

    F1 Travel for your Ultimate Track Side Experience

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

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

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

    Phen375: Best Fat Burning Foods to Eat For Top Results

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

    Get Secured from a Home Security System

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

    What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About E-commerce Shopfronts

    For those who are trying to remain edgy and creative setting up an online storefront rather than a physical one may seem like a winning idea. The benefits are obvious. For example you don’t have to go through the trouble of buying an ideal (and exp…
    - 98 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…
    - 99 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 18 Jul 14, 7:57am -

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