TECHCRUNCH

  • Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search And Reveals Custom Categories For Mobile

    Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search And Reveals Custom Categories For Mobile

     Today Pinterest announced two new mobile products: Guided Search to lead you on chains of explorations, and a third one that will be unveiled in a few minutes, and Custom Categories for making it easier to browse your way to cool stuff through a dy…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 1:46am -
  • Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months

    Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months

     Tonight at an event in the company's San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 billion Pins since being founded, a number that has grown by nearly 50 percent in the past six months al…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 1:22am -
  • Stewart Butterfield’s Slack Is Raising $30 Million In New Funding

    Stewart Butterfield’s Slack Is Raising $30 Million In New Funding

     Slack, a collaboration platform founded by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, is raising $30 million-plus in new funding, we’ve learned. For background, Butterfield left Yahoo and started TinySpeck (and a multiplayer game called Glitch) but t…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 1:05am -
  • Mozilla Names Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal As Its New CTO

    Mozilla Names Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal As Its New CTO

     When Mozilla named JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich as its new (and short-lived) CEO, it left the CTO position Eich previously occupied unfilled. Today, Mozilla announced that Andreas Gal will become its new CTO. Most recently, he was Mozilla's Dir…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:31pm -
  • Storyful’s Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook

    Storyful’s Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook

     Twitter is the king of real time news, but people's eagerness to retweet juicy stories sometimes outweighs their willingness to verify the facts, leading them to parrot misinformation. That's why the most intersting thing about Facebook partnering…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:46pm -
  • Co-Founder And CEO Marcus Nelson Departs Addvocate

    Co-Founder And CEO Marcus Nelson Departs Addvocate

     Marcus Nelson, who co-founded and served as CEO of social media startup Addvocate, said that he's no longer at the company. Nelson doesn't offer any details about the reasons for his departure, but it sounds like this wasn't entirely by choice. In…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:12pm -
  • Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT

    Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT

     WordPress maker Automattic's acquisition spree to build out its platform continues apace. Today comes news that it has acquired Scroll Kit, a New York-based startup that had developed a platform for people to build websites without needing to know…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:31pm -
  • Google+ Is Walking Dead

    Google+ Is Walking Dead

     Today, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years. The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+, Gundotra’s baby and primary project for the past several of those years. What we’re hearin…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:50pm -
  • Warburg Pincus Buys Compensation Software Service PayScale For Up To $100 Million

    Warburg Pincus Buys Compensation Software Service PayScale For Up To $100 Million

     Making its fourth acquisition of a technology company in fewer than three weeks, private equity investment firm Warburg Pincus is announcing that it has bought compensation software services vendor PayScale in a deal worth up to $100 million. In th…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:31pm -
  • Domino’s Launches Its Pizza Ordering App For iPad With 3D Custom Pizza Builder

    Domino’s Launches Its Pizza Ordering App For iPad With 3D Custom Pizza Builder

     Domino's Pizza has revamped its menu and turned around its financials over the last few years, during which time it also started to offer mobile ordering. Next Monday, the pizza chain will launch its iPad app, which will allow you to build your piz…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:30pm -

REUTERS-TECH

  • Apple's sales boom in communist Vietnam

    Apple's sales boom in communist Vietnam

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    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 2:23am -
  • Exclusive: Apple, Google to pay $324 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit

    Exclusive: Apple, Google to pay $324 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, ju…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 1:49am -
  • Amazon's revenue increases even as spending rises

    Amazon's revenue increases even as spending rises

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, largely offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce company branches into new businesses.
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 12:42am -
  • Chipmaker Synaptics rides popularity of fingerprint ID phones

    Chipmaker Synaptics rides popularity of fingerprint ID phones

    (Reuters) - The growing popularity of using fingerprints to unlock mobile phones and other devices is expected to drive growth at Synaptics Inc , which makes the chips enabling the technology popularized by Apple Inc's iPhone 5S.
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:31pm -
  • Exclusive: Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit

    Exclusive: Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, ju…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:25pm -
  • Amazon's revenue increases even as spending rises

    Amazon's revenue increases even as spending rises

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, largely offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce company branches into new businesses.
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:19pm -
  • FCC pushes back against criticism over Internet traffic plan

    FCC pushes back against criticism over Internet traffic plan

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. communications regulator on Thursday sought to tame an outcry over its plan to allow "fast lanes" for some content on the Internet, insisting that the agency will monitor and punish broadband providers that treat Web tra…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:48pm -
  • Apple, Google agree to settle lawsuit alleging hiring conspiracy

    Apple, Google agree to settle lawsuit alleging hiring conspiracy

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin.…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:10pm -
  • Trend-setter Apple's stock split could bring out the copycats

    Trend-setter Apple's stock split could bring out the copycats

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple has long been a trend-setter whose hot products attract imitators, and now its recent stock split might help revive a trend from the 1990s that has all but disappeared on Wall Street.
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:55pm -
  • Google social networking boss Gundotra leaving company

    Google social networking boss Gundotra leaving company

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's head of social networking services, Vic Gundotra, is leaving the Internet search company, he said on Thursday, three years after overseeing the launch of the Google+ social network.
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:38pm -
  • Burkina watchdog fines cellphone firms $12 million for poor service

    Burkina watchdog fines cellphone firms $12 million for poor service

    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's communications regulator has ordered three cellphone companies to pay 5.8 billion CFA francs ($12.23 million) in fines for poor service.
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:35pm -
  • Facebook courts journalists with newswire tool

    Facebook courts journalists with newswire tool

    (Reuters) - Facebook said on Thursday that it has created a newswire tool tailored to journalists, part of a broader effort to be the go-to place for conversation for its 1 billion users.
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:29pm -
  • Rapid7 hires mobile hacking expert Nick Percoco

    Rapid7 hires mobile hacking expert Nick Percoco

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Security software maker Rapid7 said on Thursday that it has hired Nick Percoco, a security researcher who is well known for his work hacking mobile devices.
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:49pm -
  • Facebook acquires fitness tracking mobile app Moves

    Facebook acquires fitness tracking mobile app Moves

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has acquired the maker of a mobile app that can track the distance consumers walk or run and measure the calories burned, giving the social networking company an entree into the nascent market for fitness and he…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:58pm -
  • Amazon to pay more than $300 million for HBO shows: report

    Amazon to pay more than $300 million for HBO shows: report

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will pay more than $300 million over three years to offer older shows from premium-cable channel HBO over the next three years, tech blog Re/code reported on Thursday, citing multiple people familiar with the…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:55pm -
  • Verizon profit misses expectations, shares fall

    Verizon profit misses expectations, shares fall

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc's reluctance to offer mass discounts in a near-saturated mobile market is costing it new subscribers, analysts said on Thursday as the largest U.S. wireless carrier missed Wall Street's profit expectati…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:41pm -
  • Big tech companies offer millions after Heartbleed crisis

    Big tech companies offer millions after Heartbleed crisis

    BOSTON (Reuters) - The world's biggest technology companies are donating millions of dollars to fund improvements in open source programs like OpenSSL, the software whose "Heartbleed" bug has sent the computer industry into turmoil.
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:00pm -
  • Apple's China success sets stage for iPhone 6, new products

    Apple's China success sets stage for iPhone 6, new products

    (Reuters) - Strong sales of iPhones in China and emerging markets sets the stage for Apple Inc to reap even higher profits after it launches the next iPhone and other new products, analysts said.
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:22pm -
  • Comcast's Fandango ticket service buys MovieClips

    Comcast's Fandango ticket service buys MovieClips

    (Reuters) - Fandango, a movie ticketing service owned by cable company Comcast Corp, is buying MovieClips from Zefr Inc to boost its film-related content.
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:36pm -
  • AOL raises China presence with Sun Media Group partnership

    AOL raises China presence with Sun Media Group partnership

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - AOL is making a push into China with its digital video studio Makers, which struck a partnership on Thursday with that country's privately held Sun Media Group.
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:04pm -
  • Foxconn to decide fate of Indonesia project in Oct: source

    Foxconn to decide fate of Indonesia project in Oct: source

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group will decide in October whether to proceed with a planned $1 billion manufacturing project in Indonesia after a new government takes office, a company source said on Thursday.
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:04am -
  • Nokia says India plant unlikely to be part of Microsoft deal

    Nokia says India plant unlikely to be part of Microsoft deal

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nokia said that due to an ongoing tax dispute its Indian mobile phone handset plant was unlikely to be included in a deal due to be concluded on Friday for the sale of its global handset business to Microsoft.
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:36am -
  • Ericsson to split Network unit in two

    Ericsson to split Network unit in two

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ericsson, the world's top mobile telecom equipment maker, said on Thursday it would split its key Network unit in two as communications technology relies more on software and the Internet.
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:48am -
  • Tokyo Court orders bankruptcy trustee to begin Mt. Gox liquidation

    Tokyo Court orders bankruptcy trustee to begin Mt. Gox liquidation

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo District Court ordered liquidation to begin at failed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the company said on Thursday, after the bankruptcy administrator said on April 16 that it would be difficult to rehabilitate the firm.
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:18am -
  • Indonesia smartphone sales could fall 50 percent under tax plan: association

    Indonesia smartphone sales could fall 50 percent under tax plan: association

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - The Indonesian representatives of Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and other members of a local industry group said smartphone sales could fall by as much as 50 percent if the government imposes a tax on luxury models.
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:42am -

TECHNICALLY PERSONAL

  • Feeling Skin: Social Battery-case Which Automatically Recharges your iPhone

    Feeling Skin: Social Battery-case Which Automatically Recharges your iPhone

    There are plenty of unusual new projects on KickStarter these days and this is one of those which will raise some eyebrows. Just by reading the title, you have probably wondered what are the features that can transform such a “dumb” object like a…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:47pm -
  • DouBBleTime USB Cable Charges Your Phone’s Battery Two Times Faster

    DouBBleTime USB Cable Charges Your Phone’s Battery Two Times Faster

    Charging your smartphone or tablet by using the USB port on your computer or car takes much more time than using the default charging cable. But since we’re always on the go, it’s much easier and comes in handy to recharge your phone just by plug…
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:27am -
  • Daily App: PowerGuard (iOS): Privacy Made Simple

    Daily App: PowerGuard (iOS): Privacy Made Simple

    As cellphones get more powerful and one uses them for more purposes, the questions of privacy and security become more important than ever. So it is hardly surprising that the security app business is booming with apps claiming to do everything from…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:11pm -
  • Xiaomi Launches Dirt Cheap Mini Routers

    Xiaomi Launches Dirt Cheap Mini Routers

    Many have heard about the Xiaomi brand for the first time when it was announced that Hugo Barra, who worked at Google as vice president of product management for Android, had been hired to help expand the Chinese brand. And it seems that fruits of hi…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:47pm -
  • ​WhatsApp Hits Half a Billion Users​

    ​WhatsApp Hits Half a Billion Users​


    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • OnePlus One Goes Official: 5.5-inch 1080p Display, Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM and More for Just $299

    OnePlus One Goes Official: 5.5-inch 1080p Display, Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM and More for Just $299

    The much awaited smartphone from OnePlus is finally official. The startup company from an ex-Oppo executive has been teasing the smartphone for several months now, and it has been unveiled just now. OnePlus One boasts of some impressive hardware, whi…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:02am -
  • Daily App: Breeze (iOS): Step Counter with Class

    Daily App: Breeze (iOS): Step Counter with Class

    Fitness apps are a dime a dozen. And most of them tend to be a bit on the complex side, telling you everything from calories burnt to distance traveled to your optimum diet plan based on your height and weight. But well, what of those of us lesser hu…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 6:26pm -
  • 10 Best Tools to Easily Record Phone Calls [iPhone/Android]

    10 Best Tools to Easily Record Phone Calls [iPhone/Android]

    Whether you’re having an important conversation you’d like to hear again or share it with your friends, or you’re recording conferences for your business, or you’re a journalist who wants to keep track of an interview, it’s always useful to…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 5:26pm -
  • Specs of the Upcoming Motorola Moto E Get Leaked, to be Cheaper than Moto G

    Specs of the Upcoming Motorola Moto E Get Leaked, to be Cheaper than Moto G

    When the Moto G was released, it was regarded as one of the cheapest Android smartphones which wasn’t compromising its quality, despite of its low price. But it seems that under Google’s helm, Motorola is preparing to launch an even cheaper smart…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 2:13pm -
  • Daily App: Google Camera (Android): Ok, Google, But Why Only KitKat?

    Daily App: Google Camera (Android): Ok, Google, But Why Only KitKat?

    There are times when even the greatest companies take decisions that leave you scratching your head. And Google’s decision to release a new version of its camera app for Android devices is one that has us doing just that. Do not get us wrong – we…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 4:26pm -

MASHABLE!

  • NewPinterest Adds Smarter Search Tool

    Pinterest Adds Smarter Search Tool

    Pinterest is adding new search features to help users better navigate the 30 billion pins on the site.The company just announced Guided Search, a new product that lets users filter their search by adding specific filters relevant to the original sea…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Apr 14, 4:35am -
  • NewNever Suffer Second-Hand Smells Again With Poo-Pourri

    Never Suffer Second-Hand Smells Again With Poo-Pourri

    Those second hand bathroom smells are the worst, amirite ladies? Luckily, Poo-pourri is back with video number two to help you get rid of the dreaded bathroom stink. The bathroom product's last video, "Girls Don't Poop", went viral last September.…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 3:52am -
  • NewPorn Service Sues Amazon Over 'FireTV' Name

    Porn Service Sues Amazon Over 'FireTV' Name

    A pornography service is suing Amazon over FireTV, the set top box the company unveiled earlier this monthFlorida-based WREAL is a video streaming company that owns and operates FyreTV.com, a service that enables users to download and watch porn vid…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 3:19am -
  • NewHow Much Is the Average Facebook User Worth?

    How Much Is the Average Facebook User Worth?

    Facebook released its first quarter 2014 earnings report on Wednesday, beating Wall Street's estimates with posted revenues of $2.5 billion.The average revenue per user (ARPU) around the world increased over the past year as well, according to the r…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 2:59am -
  • This Could Be the Smartest Coffee Mug in Your Kitchen

    This Could Be the Smartest Coffee Mug in Your Kitchen

    This smart coffee mug has a surprise with every cupTo jazz up your morning routine, the mug comes equipped with an e-Ink display, which shows a new photo every time you fill it with a hot liquid. The image can then be uploaded to social media, be it…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 2:00am -
  • An Artist's Attempt to Plot Out All Drones Using Satellite Images

    An Artist's Attempt to Plot Out All Drones Using Satellite Images

    Drones — known for their stealthiness and secret operations — are becoming exposed photo by photo by one artist.James Bridle, 33, is using open-source satellite imagery to show the location of drones around the world to increase overall visibil…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 1:30am -
  • Google+ Isn't Dead, It's Just Overexposed

    Google+ Isn't Dead, It's Just Overexposed

    Sometimes — less frequently these days, thankfully — Google+ still gets compared to a ghost town. It's a metaphor from the early days of the social service, and if it was ever accurate, it has not been appropriate for years. We don't know just ho…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 12:33am -
  • Satya Nadella Outlines His Vision For Microsoft

    Satya Nadella Outlines His Vision For Microsoft

    Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella participated in his very first earnings call with analysts Thursday as chief executive. The software maker reported strong Q3 2014 financials, buoyed by strong growth in its cloud services division.Although Nadella…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 12:21am -
  • Here's What Happens When Justin Bieber Follows You On Twitter

    Here's What Happens When Justin Bieber Follows You On Twitter

    Justin Bieber followed me on Twitter yesterday. Yes, we're talking about the real Justin Bieber, complete with the shiny blue verification mark.The reason I need to specify Bieber's authenticity you see is that there a lot of fake Bieber accounts ou…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 12:15am -
  • How Open Will the FCC's 'Open Internet' Really Be?

    How Open Will the FCC's 'Open Internet' Really Be?

    Everything about the FCC's latest open Internet proposal sounds fair. The government agency that lost a court battle on its 4-year-old open Internet (or net neutrality) rules in January, simply wants to revive those rules, but in a way that will pass…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:39pm -
  • Uncanny LeBron James Portrait Comes to Life in Artist's Time-Lapse

    Uncanny LeBron James Portrait Comes to Life in Artist's Time-Lapse

    Call her the LeBron James of drawing, because we are all witnesses to the fact that Heather Rooney is an incredibly talented artistSee also: Why Does This NBA Player Have Emoji Tattoos?How talented? Check out this colored-pencil drawing she recent…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:15pm -
  • Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service, Report Says

    Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service, Report Says

    Amazon is reportedly in the early phases of testing a new delivery service that would reduce the company's reliance on UPS and FedEx.The company has been testing the service, supposedly called "Last Mile," in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:12pm -
  • Netflix and Comcast Continue War of Words Over Internet Traffic

    Netflix and Comcast Continue War of Words Over Internet Traffic

    The war of words between Comcast and Netflix continued on Thursday, and it's getting personal.The companies, which have a partnership but also a very public ongoing feud, once again took to their respective blogs to argue over traffic, paid peering…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:52pm -
  • 'Kaling Me Softly' and Other De-licorices Food Puns

    'Kaling Me Softly' and Other De-licorices Food Puns

    The only thing better than good food is a good pun to pair with itPhotographer Laura Prouty began her journey of food appreciation with an Instagram account and a simple idea: Take pictures of people's favorite foods and pair them with puns, movie q…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:15pm -
  • Katy Perry Crashes Birthday Parties, Pranks Guests in New Music Video

    Katy Perry Crashes Birthday Parties, Pranks Guests in New Music Video

    Apparently Katy Perry is really great at birthday partiesThe singer ditched her usual glam and sparkly routine for a more zany music video for her single "Birthday." In the video, Perry impersonates five distinctive characters, including a creepy c…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:15pm -
  • How to Raise the Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

    How to Raise the Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

    After watching a documentary on the health effects of obesity, Estrella Hernandez felt hopeless for the prospects of America’s youth.But after pondering it for a few weeks, she also felt inspired. And soon, she had an idea that might help solve th…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:00pm -
  • IFTTT Finally Comes to Google Play With Special Android Powers

    IFTTT Finally Comes to Google Play With Special Android Powers

    IFTTT, the service that automates the apps and services you use every day, has finally rolled into Google Play, bringing new tools to the service's Android users.The Android app comes with six new channels for recipes specially optimized for Android…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:42pm -
  • Bryan Singer Pulls Out of 'X-Men' Promos, Calls Sex Abuse Allegations 'False, Vicious'

    Bryan Singer Pulls Out of 'X-Men' Promos, Calls Sex Abuse Allegations 'False, Vicious'

    Bryan Singer is pulling out of future press events for X-Men: Days of Future Past so as not to distract from the “extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved,” the embattled director said Thursday in a statem…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:26pm -
  • Apple and Google Settle Lawsuit Over Illegal No-Poaching Agreement

    Apple and Google Settle Lawsuit Over Illegal No-Poaching Agreement

    Four tech companies — Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel — have settled a lawsuit against involving an illegal no-poaching agreement that prevented the firms from hiring each other's staffers.A class-action lawsuit, filed by thousands of tech employ…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:19pm -
  • GM Confirms Several Government Investigations Into Recalls

    GM Confirms Several Government Investigations Into Recalls

    General Motors is now the subject of five different government investigations after a series of recent recalls, the car company confirmed on Thursday."We are also the subject of various inquiries, investigations, subpoenas and requests for informati…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:01pm -
  • 'Sharknado' Star Cast as Lead in 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie

    'Sharknado' Star Cast as Lead in 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie

    Aubrey Peeples, star of ABC's Nashville and the SyFy cult hit Sharknado, will play the lead in the live action Jem and the Holograms film, director John Chu and his team announced Thursday on the project's website.The other "Holograms" — members o…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:30pm -
  • Amazon First-Quarter Earnings Meet Expectations as Revenue Rises

    Amazon First-Quarter Earnings Meet Expectations as Revenue Rises

    Amazon earnings met expectations, boosted by a 23% rise in sales to $19.7 billion in the first quarter of 2014.The company logged a profit of $0.23 per share, in line with analyst estimates.See also: 10 Predictions About the Future of EcommerceAma…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:16pm -
  • 10 Types of Images to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

    10 Types of Images to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

    As a writer by trade, it's not easy for me to utter these words, but I'm not going to lie: On social media, a picture is worth a thousand words.It's true. Content may be king, but visuals rule. All the latest studies and statistics suggest that image…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:15pm -
  • Microsoft Beats Earnings Estimates for Fiscal Q3; Surface Sales Hit $500 Milllion

    Microsoft Beats Earnings Estimates for Fiscal Q3; Surface Sales Hit $500 Milllion

    Microsoft posted solid fiscal third-quarter 2014 earnings on Thursday with revenues of $20.04 billion, which was in line with analysts' estimates and GAAP of $0.68, which beat estimates by a nickel.“This quarter’s results demonstrate the strengt…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:11pm -
  • Central U.S. May Be in Store for a 3-Day Tornado Outbreak

    Central U.S. May Be in Store for a 3-Day Tornado Outbreak

    America’s tornado drought looks like it may end as early as this weekend, as a potent weather system moves into the Plains states and slowly lumbers toward the Mississippi River Valley. The storm system is likely to set off a multi-day severe weath…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:51pm -
  • Yankees Pine Tar Ejection: A Window Into Baseball's Sneaky Unwritten Rules

    Yankees Pine Tar Ejection: A Window Into Baseball's Sneaky Unwritten Rules

    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from a Wednesday night game against the Boston Red Sox for having a swath of pine tar on his neck, then suspended for 10 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday. After Pineda's ejection, many cas…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:38pm -
  • Michelle Obama Lights Up Leslie Knope on 'Parks and Recreation'

    Michelle Obama Lights Up Leslie Knope on 'Parks and Recreation'

    How does "FLOTUS and Knope" sound for a ticket?First Lady Michelle Obama is making a guest appearance on Thursday night’s Parks and Recreation, the season six finale titled "Moving Up." NBC shared some stills from the shoot with Mashable, filmed…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:30pm -
  • In Drought Response, Home Depot Holds Nationwide Conservation Workshops

    In Drought Response, Home Depot Holds Nationwide Conservation Workshops

    The Home Depot is taking its "more saving, more doing" slogan an environmental level. This weekend, it's hosting nationwide water conservation workshops to encourage homeowners to start conserving more water.Drought conditions across the Southwest a…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:30pm -
  • Traveling Through Time With Google Street View

    Traveling Through Time With Google Street View

    Google Maps' new time slider lets users roll Street View images as far back as 2007. Here are a few sites we found that show the evolution of cities over time.See also: 36 Embarrassing Google Street View SightingsHow has your neighborhood changed…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:25pm -
  • Apple TV: The Little Hobby That Wouldn't Die

    Apple TV: The Little Hobby That Wouldn't Die

    After Steve Jobs unveiled updates to the entire iPod line and revealed that movies would soon be sold in the iTunes store, he made one final product announcement."This next thing is a little unusual for us," Jobs began during an Apple event in June…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:02pm -

CNN-TECH

  • The man who invented Internet lists?

    The man who invented Internet lists?

    David Wallechinsky didn't invent what's on the Internet. It just seems that way.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:47pm -
  • Lytro refocuses with $1,600 camera

    Lytro refocuses with $1,600 camera

    Lytro is trying to make interactive pictures happen -- again -- with a new, higher-end and more powerful camera, the $1,600 Illum.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 4:19pm -
  • AT&T eyes high-speed Internet in 100 cities

    AT&T eyes high-speed Internet in 100 cities

    AT&T has announced a plan that could see high-speed fiber Internet networks rolled out in as many as 100 cities in 21 metro regions throughout the United States.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 3:52pm -
  • AT&T eyes high-speed Internet in 100 cities

    AT&T eyes high-speed Internet in 100 cities

    AT&T has announced a plan that could see high-speed fiber Internet networks rolled out in as many as 100 cities in 21 metro regions throughout the United States.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 3:52pm -
  • Inside the Aereo antenna farm

    Inside the Aereo antenna farm

    Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia explains how his company brings television to the internet.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 12:52am -
  • Is an Apple-Nike partnership on the way?

    Is an Apple-Nike partnership on the way?

    It's a simple thing, really, the rubber and stainless steel band that a well-known CEO frequently wears around his wrist.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 10:26pm -
  • Is an Apple-Nike partnership on the way?

    Is an Apple-Nike partnership on the way?

    It's a simple thing, really, the rubber and stainless steel band that a well-known CEO frequently wears around his wrist.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 10:26pm -
  • Travel to go Star Trek?

    Travel to go Star Trek?

    Ten years from now, you could be sitting at home, feeling a little burned out.
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 3:43pm -
  • Solar plane to circle the globe

    Solar plane to circle the globe

    A pair of Swiss flight pioneers have unveiled a new plane that will aim to make the first round-the-world solar flight without a drop of fuel.
    - 10 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 2:31pm -
  • Wireless electricity? It's here

    Wireless electricity? It's here

    A light-bulb glowing in middle of a room with no wires attached. "It's the future," says Dr Katie Hall.
    - 39 days ago, 17 Mar 14, 10:45am -
  • 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

  • The Green Bubble Desktop

    The Green Bubble Desktop

    Matt Pollard's desktop has a color scheme after our own heart—green and black, and packed with tools as well as room to work. Here's how he set it all up, and how you can too.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • Instantly Find Space Hogs on Your Mac with a Spotlight Filter

    Instantly Find Space Hogs on Your Mac with a Spotlight Filter

    We've covered programs dedicated to analyzing what files are taking up the most space on your Mac, but if you want a quick and instant way to find those large files, Apple's Spotlight is the answer. Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:00pm -
  • Gawker Here's What Seth Rogen Looks Like Nude | Jalopnik Humongous Column Of 'Ukrainian Militia' Hea

    Gawker Here's What Seth Rogen Looks Like Nude | Jalopnik Humongous Column Of 'Ukrainian Militia' Hea

    Gawker Here's What Seth Rogen Looks Like Nude | Jalopnik Humongous Column Of 'Ukrainian Militia' Heads To Ukrainian Border | Jezebel Red Alert: Dudes Are Now Hiring PUAs to Run Their Dating Profiles | Kotaku Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Am I Going To Be Forever…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:38pm -
  • Don't Worry About Screen Cleaning Solutions: Water Is All You Need

    Don't Worry About Screen Cleaning Solutions: Water Is All You Need

    Cleaning kits for your laptop, TV and other electronics are nice, but the Wall Street Journal tested and found that water and a microfiber cloth are just as effective at cleaning your screen.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:00pm -
  • Refund an Unauthorized In-App Purchase from the iTunes Store

    Refund an Unauthorized In-App Purchase from the iTunes Store

    If one of your kids accidentally made an in-app purchase without your consent, you can get a refund from Apple pretty easily—but time is limited. Here's what you need to do. Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:30pm -
  • Most Popular Text Editor: Notepad++

    Most Popular Text Editor: Notepad++

    A good text editor comes in handy when you're making quick notes, doing checklists, programming, outlining, or doing just about anything else. Last week we asked you for your favorites , then looked at the five best text editors . Now we're back to…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:15pm -
  • The Things Nobody Tells You About Breastfeeding

    The Things Nobody Tells You About Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding isn't as simple as "baby plus nipple." It can create a lot of unexpected biological quirks and emotional reactions, leaving many new parents blindsided. Here are some common breastfeeding experiences you may not have heard about, compi…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:00pm -
  • RunKeeper Adds a New Goal Coach to Keep You Motivated

    RunKeeper Adds a New Goal Coach to Keep You Motivated

    iPhone: RunKeeper is one of the most popular running apps on the iPhone and today it get's a new goal tracking feature called Goal Coach that helps keep you motivated.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:30pm -
  • If You Can't Get Your Bills Discounted, Ask for a One-Time Credit

    If You Can't Get Your Bills Discounted, Ask for a One-Time Credit

    You've probably heard that you can get things like your cable, phone, and other bills discounted with a simple phone call . When that doesn't work, though, weblog Free From Broke recommends asking for a one-time credit.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:00pm -
  • Acompli Integrates a Powerful Email Client with Your Calendar

    Acompli Integrates a Powerful Email Client with Your Calendar

    iPhone: You have a million choices for email apps on the iPhone, but Acompli sets itself apart by offering a few features right in the app. Included Acompli is an email client with all the bells and whistles, along with an integrated calendar, file…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:30pm -
  • ​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Am I Going To Be Forever Alone?

    ​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Am I Going To Be Forever Alone?

    What's up, Internet? Welcome to the latest installment of Ask Dr. NerdLove, the dating advice column that understands why Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son of a bitch in space. Read more...
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:08pm -
  • Volunteer to Get Bumped from a Flight for Free Travel and Many Perks

    Volunteer to Get Bumped from a Flight for Free Travel and Many Perks

    Getting bumped from your flight might sound like a terrible inconvenience, but volunteering for this is a strategy travelers can use to earn serious money for flights, as well as upgrades like first class seating and lounge access.Read more...
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
  • Set Urgency-Based Rules to Streamline How People Get In Touch

    Set Urgency-Based Rules to Streamline How People Get In Touch

    Inundated with calls, texts, IMs and emails, entrepreneur Cyrus Stoller has set up rules for communicating with him, based on how urgently you need him to respond. It's a trick that might serve everyone well for people you communicate with regularly…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
  • Genius Bookshelves, GoPro Hero3+, Nespresso Espressos, Tire Discounts

    Genius Bookshelves, GoPro Hero3+, Nespresso Espressos, Tire Discounts

    At first glance, these shelves don't look like anything special, but it turns out they're actually designed to fit perfectly behind a door. Pretty genius! They're marked down to great low prices at The Home Depot, today only. Read more...
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:15pm -
  • Turn a Used Tin Can Into a Ribbon Organizer

    Turn a Used Tin Can Into a Ribbon Organizer

    The humble tin can is versatile enough to turn into a Wi-Fi extender or a portable camping stove . And it has got use in your crafts too, as Cupcakes & Crinoline shows how to turn a used tin can into a convenient ribbon organizer.Read more...
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • Have "Alternative Currency" Ready for Successful Negotiations

    Have "Alternative Currency" Ready for Successful Negotiations

    Seeking a win-win outcome is one of the best ways to negotiate better , but it's not always easily achievable. Twoodo founder Denis Duvauchelle says one way to be prepared to reach that agreement is by preparing "alternative currency" in advance, wh…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:30pm -
  • All the New Stuff in IFTTT for Android and What You Can Do With It

    All the New Stuff in IFTTT for Android and What You Can Do With It

    We're pretty fond of IFTTT around these parts. Last year, the company released an iOS app and we got a ton of new recipes designed just for the iPhone. Now, it's Android's turn. Today the official Android app launched. Here's what you can do with it…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:00pm -
  • Water Plants with Club Soda to Make Them Grow Faster and Healthier

    Water Plants with Club Soda to Make Them Grow Faster and Healthier

    Whether you've got a green thumb or not , you probably want your houseplants to thrive. Besides fixing the reasons they might be droopy , try watering them with club soda to make your plants grow beautifully.Read more...
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:30pm -
  • Amazon Prime Pantry Delivers 45 Lbs of Household Items for $6 per Box

    Amazon Prime Pantry Delivers 45 Lbs of Household Items for $6 per Box

    Amazon has introduced a new service for Amazon Prime members, designed to let them stock their pantry with the essentials...for an added delivery fee.Read more...
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:00pm -
  • How to Ditch Tourist Spots and Build Your Own Kickass Vacation Plan

    How to Ditch Tourist Spots and Build Your Own Kickass Vacation Plan

    Sometimes, a vacation plan is pretty obvious: hit the hotel, relax, and wander around. But other times, you want to push things to the next level. With that in mind, here's everything you'll need to make a solid itinerary, hit off-the-beaten path lo…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • ReminderBaba Sends Follow Up Reminders with a Custom Email Address

    ReminderBaba Sends Follow Up Reminders with a Custom Email Address

    The best reminders are the ones that you don't have to go too far out of your way to set. To that end, ReminderBaba makes it dead simple to remind future you to do something. Simply add one of the service's many custom email addresses and automatica…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:30pm -
  • Watch Out for These Closing Costs When Buying a Home

    Watch Out for These Closing Costs When Buying a Home

    On average, closing costs make up two to five percent of the purchase price of a home. Two percent doesn't seem like a high number, until you remember that houses are pretty expensive. With the average home price at $152,000, that means you can expe…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • Lifehacker UK Is Here!

    Lifehacker UK Is Here!

    If you're in the UK, you're in for a treat today: the UK-specific version of Lifehacker is officially live.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:44pm -
  • Why Your Brain Needs Its Own "Inbox Zero"

    Why Your Brain Needs Its Own "Inbox Zero"

    Most of us are familiar with the concept of "inbox zero," the state (and long-term goal) of having and keeping an empty inbox. Productivity blog Johnny Moneyseed explains why it's even more important to apply this concept to your mind.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:30pm -
  • Deadspin We Should All Aspire To Have A LinkedIn Profile Like Shaq's | Gizmodo The FDA Is Coming For

    Deadspin We Should All Aspire To Have A LinkedIn Profile Like Shaq's | Gizmodo The FDA Is Coming For

    Deadspin We Should All Aspire To Have A LinkedIn Profile Like Shaq's | Gizmodo The FDA Is Coming For Your E-Cigs | io9 Summer Movie Preview: 33 Movies To Watch Out For! | Kotaku Nine Things You Might Not Know About Disney MoviesRead more...
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:00pm -

MEMEBURN

Make Use Of

  • NewCool Websites & Tools – Earth Pollution, Faster Customer Service, & Complete Your Digital Legacy

    Cool Websites & Tools – Earth Pollution, Faster Customer Service, & Complete Your Digital Legacy

    How Much Have We Polluted? – is an eye-opening map which shows the extent to which we have polluted the earth from 1960 to 2008. Simply choose two countries you want to compare, pollution-wise, and choose the date you want to look at (from 1960 to…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Apr 14, 4:31am -
  • Caption Contest: Convenience Station

    Caption Contest: Convenience Station

    It’s a trap! Can you think of a witty caption for this cartoon? Put your thinking cap on, it’s time for another Caption Contest! Submit your entries in the comment section, and you’ll be in the draw to win an uber geeky MakeUseOf t-shirt, deliv…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 2:30am -
  • Android Apps on Sale, 25 April: Batman meets Apparatus

    Android Apps on Sale, 25 April: Batman meets Apparatus

    Each week we scour current Google Play promotions and cherry-pick the best of the best. This week Batman makes an appearance, as does classic physics game Apparatus, epic match-three RPG game 10000000, and more. Because app sales are temporary affair…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 1:30am -
  • Still Waiting For Half-Life 3? 4 Alien Invasion Dystopic Alternatives

    Still Waiting For Half-Life 3? 4 Alien Invasion Dystopic Alternatives

    What if I told you that Half Life 3 was coming? Well, I could tell you that, for sure, but unfortunately, I’d be lying to you, and that’s just not in my nature. Half Life 3 is one of the most anticipated games ever, and it seems like Valve has no…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:00pm -
  • How to Experiment With JavaScript on Your iPad

    How to Experiment With JavaScript on Your iPad

    Love it or hate it, JavaScript is a language every modern-day programmer should be familiar with. While I’ve previously discussed ways to learn JavaScript interactively, sometimes a great book is essential for getting a firm grounding in the subtle…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:00pm -
  • 5 Insider Secrets Of Buying Used Electronics

    5 Insider Secrets Of Buying Used Electronics

    Used electronics can be an amazing deal. Consumer technology moves at a blistering pace, which leaves a lot of people with old devices and hardware to sell because they’d like the next big thing. You can often snag two or three year-old device for…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:00pm -
  • Refresh for iPhone is The Ace Up Your Sleeve at Business Meetings

    Refresh for iPhone is The Ace Up Your Sleeve at Business Meetings

    Keeping track of business associates is demanding, particularly when there are so many of them. Nobody can be expected to remember everything, or keep track of everyone, but Refresh (free) is an app that can do it for you. The app analyses your sche…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
  • 10 Common Web Tasks You Can Do Without Signing Up

    10 Common Web Tasks You Can Do Without Signing Up

    Security bugs like Heartbleed make it abundantly clear that your logins and passwords are not safe. But what if you could use the Web for common tasks like uploading photos and videos or chatting with friends, all without signing up for an account? G…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • Travel Back In Time With Google Street View

    Travel Back In Time With Google Street View

    Google Street View has become one of the best tools to travel around the world in eighty seconds. Now, a simple but fun update on Google Street View allows you to roll back time. The timeline of past events has been recreated with the help of histori…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:30pm -
  • 6 Games to Waste Time at the Office

    6 Games to Waste Time at the Office

    It’s no secret that being productive is in vogue, but what happens when you want to kill those final few hours before the weekend? Research by Salary.com suggests nearly half of all office workers waste time on a Friday, with most time wasted betwe…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:00pm -
  • Get Cheap Solid State Drives, Apple Laptops, Windows Tablets and More [Tech Deals]

    Get Cheap Solid State Drives, Apple Laptops, Windows Tablets and More [Tech Deals]

    This week, we’ve got a several tablets and laptops from Apple at solid discounts. Also, prices on a number of desktop components fell by large amounts, including an Asus 23.8-inch monitor, several solid state drives and more. Smartphones and Table…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:30pm -
  • How to Bypass Web Filtering and Censorship In The UK and Turkey

    How to Bypass Web Filtering and Censorship In The UK and Turkey

    Governments are afraid of the Internet. It is the final medium where people can publish whatever they wish, to an audience of an infinite size. The Internet has brought down governments, unveiled corruption and is one of the most potent forces for fr…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:00pm -
  • Digging Through The Hype: Has Heartbleed Actually Harmed Anyone?

    Digging Through The Hype: Has Heartbleed Actually Harmed Anyone?

    The Heartbleed bug has been the subject of much hand-wringing and has been called one of the most serious computer security breaches of all time. But some people aren’t convinced — after all, who has Heartbleed actually harmed? Well, there have b…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • Be A PC Hero: 7 Tools & Facts To Make Someone’s Day

    Be A PC Hero: 7 Tools & Facts To Make Someone’s Day

    Are you “that guy”? You know, the one who everyone comes to for help when their Internet goes down, their laptop fails to boot, or they get weird error messages? It’s always nice to help someone in need, but it can be a frustrating process when…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • 7 Places Where You Can Download Premium PC Games Free & Legally

    7 Places Where You Can Download Premium PC Games Free & Legally

    Want great games, but don’t want to pay? If you’re looking for the latest, you’re out of luck – assuming you’re not a pirate. But if you’re willing to play something a little older, you just might find something perfect for you. At releas…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:00pm -

ALL THINGS DIGITAL

TECHSUPLEX

  • Viber coming to BlackBerry 10 today; Updated for iOS too.

    Viber coming to BlackBerry 10 today; Updated for iOS too.

    Instant messaging and VoIP app, Viber is making its way to the BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 devices today. The app maker which previously said they had no plans to develop a BlackBerry 10 app seem to have had a rethink as seen in the tweet belo…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:18pm -
  • OnePlus unveils the “One”: A Potential Nexus Killer

    OnePlus unveils the “One”: A Potential Nexus Killer

    One Plus’ One has been in the media a lot lately, however, because of the sheer amount of hype, promising almost too good to be true details with nothing else to show, I sidestepped it kept waiting for a time when something solid was released. That…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:42am -
  • The Techsuplex app now available for the Nokia X

    The Techsuplex app now available for the Nokia X

    The Techsupex app for Nokia X is now available on the Nokia app store. The app which is an update to what’s currently available on Google Play for other devices features the new branding and sections along with a few new features like in-app access…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:31am -
  • Twitter redesign now available to everyone

    Twitter redesign now available to everyone

    Twitter has been toying with a redesign of its user profiles for a few weeks now, with access to the new design limited to just a few users. The new profile design is now available for all users. The profiles which are now reminiscent of Facebook pro…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:36am -
  • Whatsapp gained 50 million users in 2 months; now has half a billion active users

    Whatsapp gained 50 million users in 2 months; now has half a billion active users

    Whatsapp’s growth rate is something else. Just a few days ago, while trying to make sense of Wechat’s strategy, I mentioned that Wechat may be catching up in terms of active users. As if to prove me wrong, Whatsapp’s founder Jan Koum has announ…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:27pm -
  • Former Goldman Sachs Chairman O’Neill invests in Paga

    Former Goldman Sachs Chairman O’Neill invests in Paga

    Former Chairman Goldman Sachs Asset Management and renowned Economist, Mr. Jim O’Neill, most famous for coining the BRIC and MINT acronyms has invested in Tayo Oviosu’s Paga, which is behind one of the leading mobile money platforms in Nigeria.…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 3:20pm -
  • And the Winner of the Techsuplex GiveAway is…

    And the Winner of the Techsuplex GiveAway is…

    *Drumroll* We sort of had a mini give away over the Easter holiday, as promised, the time has come for us to announce who walks away with the prize–a HS-250 universal Bluetooth headset from BlackBerry. The winner as picked randomly by The Hat is…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 2:28pm -
  • The shocking inside story of MTN’s call centre staff welfare

    The shocking inside story of MTN’s call centre staff welfare

    Someone sent me a link to the story below a few hours ago and I was a bit shocked by the narrative, being an ex-MTN staff myself, the first reaction was to dismiss it as false. It was just so far removed from the culture we had as a company back then…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 12:21pm -
  • Nokia X Vs Moto G: Which one is better?

    Nokia X Vs Moto G: Which one is better?

    The Nokia X and the Moto G are two of the coolest budget android devices right now (Yes, I called Nokia X android. Sue me. If Nokia X isn’t android, CyanogenMod isn’t either. Let’s leave the semantics out of this one). Seeing as both are in the…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:36am -
  • Nokia’s Devices division to be renamed Microsoft Mobile Oy

    Nokia’s Devices division to be renamed Microsoft Mobile Oy

    The last few days have seen Nokia update customers on the impending completion of the sale of its devices and services division later this month. A recently leaked document to  suppliers has revealed what Microsoft intends to call the new entity…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 9:38am -

SEARCH ENGINE WATCH

  • 5 Ways You Can Avoid FOMO When Developing a Website
    Nothing can compare to launching a new website. There's a lot to get done and all the checklists in the world probably won't prevent you from missing out on a big opportunity. Never fear. By thinking ahead, you can avoid these five common scenarios.
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:30pm -
  • A Knowledge Gap Analysis Will Tell You What Web Analytics Can't
    Too much emphasis is placed on web analytics to determine what changes to make to improve a website's conversion rates. Here's why conducting a knowledge gap analysis should be your first step to find ways to increase your conversions.
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:30pm -
  • Nuances of Spanish Language Search Marketing
    This post will help you understand the nuances of Spanish language search marketing and what you can do to help your campaigns over the hurdles that are often faced with so many countries, cultures, and dialects under a single language.
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:30am -
  • Can Bing Predict Reality Show Winners?
    Bing is using search and social signals to display predictions in its search results for how contestants of popular reality TV shows will fare. Bing said more types of predictions will be coming in the future as well.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:30pm -
  • How to Avoid Buying a Bad Domain – Tips From Google's Matt Cutts
    Checking the Internet archive, doing some Google and Bing searches, and asking the seller for specific analytics or Google Webmasters data can help ensure that you're either starting with a clean domain, or discover potential problems.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
  • Bing in the Classroom Now Open to All U.S. Schools
    Bing for Schools search, which incorporates both safe search and an ad-free search environment, has been tested in a pilot project since the start of the school year, with more than 5,000 schools and 4.5 million children.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:45pm -
  • Search Ads Yield 68% More Revenue per Conversion When Integrated With Social
    Marin Software conducted research that sought to answer the question of whether search and social advertising campaigns managed together produced better results. What it found was positive results in the areas of conversions and revenue.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:45pm -
  • Are All Sitewide Links Unnatural?
    While sitewide links can be unnatural, they can also be really good links! Here's how you can evaluate sitewide links pointing to your site and determine whether it's a good link or if you should try to remove or disavow these links.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:30pm -
  • 4 Keyword Research Techniques in an Age of Vanishing Keyword Data
    Keywords still matter and Google is making it harder for us to find them. But not impossible. Here's how you can use small AdWords campaigns, Google Webmaster Tools, UberSuggest, and user interviews or surveys for keyword research.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:30pm -
  • Rank Still Matters in the Age of Secure Search
    Rank is about the user experience. If rank is the doorway to success in search engine optimization, conversion is the ultimate success. The more you can use rank metrics to inform your conversion efforts, the more successful you will be.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:30am -
  • Google Wants to Woo Enterprise Clients Away From AdWords Management Platforms
    Two new features add powerful, enterprise-level AdWords management functionality previously available through outside platforms like Kenshoo and Marin. Two other features are unique to Google and will give management solutions a run for their money.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 8:00pm -
  • Schema.org Introduces New Elements for Actions
    Schema is expanding its markup to include Actions, Potential Actions, and Entry Points. According to schema.org, the new schema is for helping websites "to describe the actions they enable and how these actions can be invoked."
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
  • Google Reveals New AdWords Features: App Ads, 'Enterprise' Tools, & More
    During a live-stream event today, Google announced three key AdWords updates that will be launched over the next few months – new app ads, more insightful reporting, and enterprise-class tools for efficiency and scale.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 5:25pm -
  • 26 Free (or Free-to-Try) Online Collaborative Tools for Marketers
    Effective collaboration with team members and access to killer tools are critical for successful marketers. Here are 26 online, cutting-edge, and free (or free-to-try) collaborative tools to supercharge your marketing and empower your team.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 1:30pm -
  • Google Analytics Content Reports: Understanding the Key Benefits
    The content reports in Google Analytics offer useful data, including detailed interaction data on all pages, data broken down by subfolder, pages on which visitors entered the site, and pages which have been the final page of a session.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 12:30pm -
  • What Do Google's Earnings Reports Tell Us About AdWords Trends?
    Google published their quarterly earnings last week, but they tell us quite a lot about what is happening on AdWords across the market. Paid search budgets are growing. But what's the story with mobile and why aren't CPCs rising?
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:30am -
  • Google Marks Earth Day 2014 With 6 Animated Animal Logos, Including a Hummingbird
    For Google's annual salute to Earth Day in 2014, the company has incorporated a series of six animals – the Rufous hummingbird, dung beetle, moon jellyfish, Japanese macaque, puffer fish, and veiled chameleon – into various animated logos.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 4:00am -
  • PostJoint Google Penalty Fallout Continues
    PostJoint has reconfirmed their penalty in Google. The penalty was for unnatural inbound links, which seems to be Google's stock penalty for blog networks. It was not a new business model violations penalty, as has been reported elsewhere.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 7:55pm -
  • Google Trends Now Lets You Subscribe to Search Topics
    Google has announced a new feature to enable people to follow trending topics happening in the world or even down to a specific country, as well as to receive notifications from Google on any specific topic they like, all of which are sent via email.
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 4:30pm -
  • Google Analytics Combines Data From All Devices; Renames Visits, Visitors
    Visits will now be called "sessions" and visitors will now be called "users." The Google Analytics team has also integrated web data and app data within the same reports. These new views roll out to all accounts starting this week.
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 3:30pm -

TECHNOLOGY BEATS

FAST COMPANY

  • Famatic: An Intentionally Low-Tech Picture Frame For Grandparents

    Famatic: An Intentionally Low-Tech Picture Frame For Grandparents

    A new Kickstarter looks to close the generation divide, bringing you closer to your technology-averse loved ones."It started with my mother-in-law," said Thijs Suijten, a developer from the Netherlands. "She's sick, and unable to get out of bed."Read…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:55pm -
  • Have We Reached Peak Pharrell With This Bizarre Bic Sponsorship?

    Have We Reached Peak Pharrell With This Bizarre Bic Sponsorship?

    Where did this bear come from? Why didn't Pharrell keep an extra copy of his "book" on his computer? Why is he selling Wite-Out?It's a bit of an understatement to say that Pharrell is having a moment. He put out an Oscar-nominated radio hit ("Happy")…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:36pm -
  • PayPal Is Piloting A Wireless Smartwatch Payment System

    PayPal Is Piloting A Wireless Smartwatch Payment System

    The beacon-enabled system, being tested at PayPal's on-campus cafe, lets users buy their lattes simply by walking into the store with a Samsung Galaxy wearable.From parking apps to Square, one of the key elements in the growth of the mobile industry…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:28pm -
  • Watch A Murderer Use Snapchat To Commit The Perfect Crime In This 6-Minute Film

    Watch A Murderer Use Snapchat To Commit The Perfect Crime In This 6-Minute Film

    In Murder On Snapchat, the message-deleting app, along with other social media, becomes the platform of your worst nightmares.It's normal to be anxious about the digital permanence of your activity on social media, but according to this film, we migh…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:12pm -
  • Taco Bell's Fancy Upscale Offshoot Will Soon Serve You Philly Cheesesteak Tacos

    Taco Bell's Fancy Upscale Offshoot Will Soon Serve You Philly Cheesesteak Tacos

    It is called U.S. Taco Co., and it will open for business in Orange County later this year.Taco Bell is taking its hybrid Frankenfood mission to the next level. Thursday, the chain announced a new "fast-casual" concept restaurant for the perpetually…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:04pm -
  • This App Is Like A Remote Control For Your Credit Cards

    This App Is Like A Remote Control For Your Credit Cards

    With CardControl, consumers can activate and deactivate cards as well as set shopping rules for location, transaction types, merchant categories, and spending limits.When parents hand over a credit card to their kids, they can only hope it's used as…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:00pm -
  • Facebook Courts Journalists With Its "FB Newswire"

    Facebook Courts Journalists With Its "FB Newswire"

    The social network partners with Storyful in an effort to become a news resource for journalists.On Thursday, Facebook announced FB Newswire, a tool aimed at helping journalists "find, share and embed newsworthy content from Facebook in the media the…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 3:30pm -
  • After Much Anticipation, IFTTT Launches App For Android

    After Much Anticipation, IFTTT Launches App For Android

    The company still has plenty on its to-do list: a monetization strategy, a channel platform for third-party developers, recommendation tools, and apps for even smaller screens.Android fans of automation service IFTTT have had to wait patiently. When…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • Google, Amazon, And Facebook Join Initiative To Prevent The Next Heartbleed

    Google, Amazon, And Facebook Join Initiative To Prevent The Next Heartbleed

    The Core Infrastructure Initiative's goal is to make the web's open source tools more secure.If the Heartbleed scare taught us anything, it's that everyone is vulnerable, and there are more cracks out there waiting to be discovered. Facebook, Google,…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:41pm -
  • This Fast-Growing Company Is Giving Former Addicts And Alcoholics A Second Chance

    This Fast-Growing Company Is Giving Former Addicts And Alcoholics A Second Chance

    MHD Enterprises CEO Michael Dadashi knows firsthand that the road to recovery is paved with second, third, and sometimes fourth chances.Today, Michael Dadashi is the CEO of MHD Enterprises, a multi-million dollar e-waste recycling company based in Au…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:18pm -
  • One Woman's Plan To Make Hitchhiking Safe Again

    One Woman's Plan To Make Hitchhiking Safe Again

    In rural areas, services like Uber and Lyft aren't practical. But good old fashioned hitchiking could be an efficient way to reduce overall driving--all that's needed is a little trust.Four years ago, Jenny O'Brien moved to northeast Kansas with her…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:02pm -
  • The World's Fastest Bike Looks Like A 90-MPH Space Dildo

    The World's Fastest Bike Looks Like A 90-MPH Space Dildo

    A team of engineering students has designed the world's weirdest-looking bike to try and break the human-powered land speed record.Every year in Battle Mountain, Nevada, some of the world's top engineering minds meet to race exotic bicycles across th…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • Infographic: How To Avoid Accidentally Making Rude Hand Gestures Abroad

    Infographic: How To Avoid Accidentally Making Rude Hand Gestures Abroad

    British travel agency Just the Flight has creatively illustrated a thorough guide to ensure you don't accidentally tell Thai people to sit on your thumb.You can use Rosetta Stone or a language app to get by with a new language. (Hell, one of those fa…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:44pm -
  • Can This T-Shirt Make The Fashion Industry More Ethical?

    Can This T-Shirt Make The Fashion Industry More Ethical?

    Right now, FairWear is a simple gray T-shirt produced in Bangladesh. But it stands for a much larger struggle: good clothes, for good pay, in fair conditions.If you traced your T-shirt drawer back to its supply chain, odds are you'd feel very uncomfo…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:34pm -
  • These Simple Devices Turn Every Sign Post Into A Bike Rack

    These Simple Devices Turn Every Sign Post Into A Bike Rack

    The Cyclepark turns the multitude of sign posts found in cities into a network of bike parking spots, without the cost or space of installing free-standing racks.One of the challenges of urban cycling is finding a place to park your bike. A simple de…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:20pm -
  • FCC Refutes The Claim That Net Neutrality Is Dead

    FCC Refutes The Claim That Net Neutrality Is Dead

    "There are reports that the FCC is gutting the Open Internet rule. They are flat out wrong."On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will roll out new rules that opponents are calling the death knell of net neutrality, which is the idea tha…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:19pm -
  • You're A Developer. Do Your Kids Have Any Idea What You Actually Do?

    You're A Developer. Do Your Kids Have Any Idea What You Actually Do?

    We talked to children from ages 3 to 11 years old to find out what, exactly, they think goes on when mom or dad does "programming." This story contains material from interviews with the children of tech employees from various companies and levels of…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:10pm -
  • Wikipedia App Inspired By 109-Year-Old Encyclopedia

    Wikipedia App Inspired By 109-Year-Old Encyclopedia

    A Wikipedia redesign riffs on a century-old style.What should Wikipedia look like in the modern age? It's a question that Wikipedia is wrestling with internally, that designers are playing with via sleek concepts, and that one app developer is explor…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • "Great Ideas" Are Everywhere, But That Doesn't Mean They Should Be Cheap

    "Great Ideas" Are Everywhere, But That Doesn't Mean They Should Be Cheap

    Ever had someone tell you ideas are inherently worthless? A company called WayFounder thinks there's a long tail of "worthless" ideas waiting to be turned into cash. This story contains an interview with Wayfounder CEO and founder Damon D'Amore.Read…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • Janet Mock's Online Activism Is Changing Perceptions About The Trans Community

    Janet Mock's Online Activism Is Changing Perceptions About The Trans Community

    Transgender activist and author Janet Mock wants others to be as comfortable in their skin as she is in hers.Janet Mock gets a lot of notes online from fans. But it's not the typical "I love your work" fare.Read Full Story
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:36pm -
  • Code.org Partners With 30 School Districts To Bring Computer Science To Classrooms

    Code.org Partners With 30 School Districts To Bring Computer Science To Classrooms

    "Learning the capitals of different states and countries is not going to make your life better," says Code.org's cofounder and CEO Hadi Partovi. "But learning to make a website or an app is going to have an impact."Did you make a New Year's resolutio…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:13pm -
  • MIT's Vibrating Supershoes Tell You Where To Walk

    MIT's Vibrating Supershoes Tell You Where To Walk

    Never check your smartphone on a jog again.If you're dubious whether the prefix "smart" can be slapped on any more product names, prepare to be flabbergasted: MIT Media Lab researcher Dhairya Dand has invented smart insoles that help guide you throug…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:30am -
  • Why VC Firms Are Snapping Up Designers

    Why VC Firms Are Snapping Up Designers

    Irene Au, former head of Google's user interaction team, is the latest designer to make her way to a venture capital firm. Here's why VCs are so hot for designers and how consumers could ultimately benefit from the trend.Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield &…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:30am -
  • See Where America Gets Its Energy, In Spectacular Photos

    See Where America Gets Its Energy, In Spectacular Photos

    Photographer Mitch Epstein's images reveal the relationship between Americans and energy, from oil platforms to electric chairs.In 2003, photographer Mitch Epstein traveled to Ohio to watch a small town be erased: A nearby power plant had purchased m…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:18am -
  • How Yellowberry Is Changing The Bra Industry For Young Girls

    How Yellowberry Is Changing The Bra Industry For Young Girls

    High-school student Megan Grassell couldn't find cute, age-appropriate bras for her younger sister, so she made her own. Now her company Yellowberry is being held up as a model of innovation, design, and feminists united against the sexualization of…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:06am -

VENTURE BEAT

ReadWriteWeb

  • In Challenge To Google, Pinterest Launches Guided Search

    In Challenge To Google, Pinterest Launches Guided Search

    Pinterest confirmed our suspicions that the visual social network is ready to take on Google when it comes to search. See also: Why Pinterest Is The Google Competitor You Weren't ExpectingAt an event at Pinterest headquarters Thursday evening, C…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 2:33am -
  • Turns Out Galaxy Users Don't Much Care For Samsung Bloatware

    Turns Out Galaxy Users Don't Much Care For Samsung Bloatware

    Remember all those sort of wild-sounding software features that Samsung insists on stuffing into phones like its Galaxy S3 and S4? The ones you never use? Turns out, no one else does, either.See also: Samsung Galaxy S4—Sometimes Mo…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:39pm -
  • Google+ Head Vic Gundotra Is Out, Leaving Its "Social Spine" Wobbly

    Google+ Head Vic Gundotra Is Out, Leaving Its "Social Spine" Wobbly

    Google+ is still figuring out where it fits among other social identity managers like Facebook and Twitter since it launched in 2011. But Vic Gundotra, head of Google+ since its inception, will not be there to see its eventual epipha…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • Fitness Wearables Must Smarten Up Or Die—Just Ask Nike's Fuelband

    Fitness Wearables Must Smarten Up Or Die—Just Ask Nike's Fuelband

    ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.The first age of wearable devices is coming to an end—and the next generation will either be considerably smarter, or will disappe…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:22pm -
  • How GitHub Could Restore A Woman-Friendly Environment

    How GitHub Could Restore A Woman-Friendly Environment

    GitHub may have thought it cleaned up its recent internal kerfuffle this week when it published the results of its third-party investigation into allegations of gender discrimination—and found no evidence of gender-based discrimination. However,…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:57pm -
  • Facebook Wants To Be A Source For Real-Time News

    Facebook Wants To Be A Source For Real-Time News

    Facebook and Twitter are on a well-documented mission to one-up each other. But Facebook threw the latest punch on Thursday, announcing a new feature that caters to Twitter’s most avid users: Journalists.Facebook is partnering wit…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:27pm -
  • Build Your Own Mars Rover With LittleBits And NASA

    Build Your Own Mars Rover With LittleBits And NASA

    The Mars Rover. The discovery of inhabitable planets. Space experiments. Amazing breakthroughs are happening at NASA all the time, but most of us on Earth are resigned to watching from the sidelines. After all, you need to already be an astronaut t…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:41pm -
  • Facebook Pushes Privacy—Well, Private Messaging, At Least

    Facebook Pushes Privacy—Well, Private Messaging, At Least

    Facebook's mobile ambitions clearly aren't suffering. Over one billion people use Facebook on their mobile devices each month, the social network announced Wednesday, and mobile ads account for almost 60 percent of Facebook’s advertising revenue.B…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:35pm -
  • Google Hangouts May Be Ready To Eat Videoconferencing

    Google Hangouts May Be Ready To Eat Videoconferencing

    Video conferencing is about to get commoditized.While the video conferencing and telepresence was a $3.2 billion market in 2013, according to Infonetics, the market seems set to shrink as individuals and companies turn to free options like Skype and…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:07pm -
  • Open Source Gets A Security Patch, With A Little Help From Its Friends

    Open Source Gets A Security Patch, With A Little Help From Its Friends

    The Internet may not agree on much. But if there’s one idea its citizens can get behind, it’s that nothing like the Heartbleed bug should ever happen again.And so the Linux Foundation—backed by Google, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Faceboo…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:00pm -
  • Why Apple's iPad May Have Peaked

    Why Apple's iPad May Have Peaked

    Even though Apple’s Q2 2014 earnings on Wednesday broke all previous company records for the January-March quarter—with growth across nearly all product lines in all markets—one product was left behind. And that product was the iPad.Apple sol…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:26am -
  • Why The Cable Companies Have Reason To Fear Amazon

    Why The Cable Companies Have Reason To Fear Amazon

    The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.HBO programming is among the most coveted in all o…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:02pm -
  • Blur Wars: Google's Camera App vs. The iPhone 5S And A Real Camera

    Blur Wars: Google's Camera App vs. The iPhone 5S And A Real Camera

    You know when a photo has that fuzzy background thing going on and the subject is sharp while the rest looks all dreamy? That technique, usually achieved by setting a camera’s controls to a wide aperture—the smaller the f-stop number, the bigger…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:40pm -
  • HBO Is Coming To Amazon—And You Don't Need To Be A HBO Subscriber

    HBO Is Coming To Amazon—And You Don't Need To Be A HBO Subscriber

    Amazon on Wednesday announced a licensing agreement with HBO, which will bring a number of premium shows to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video Service and bring the HBO Go mobile app to the company’s new Fire TV set-top streaming box, w…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:17pm -
  • My Fish Just Sent Me A Text Message

    My Fish Just Sent Me A Text Message

    The Internet of Things makes it easy for us to monitor our homes. Today I’m taking that concept one step further—getting our homes to report back to us. In early March, I wrote about using Raspberry Pi to quantify my fish tank—in short, I tau…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:14pm -
  • The Facebook Effect: WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

    The Facebook Effect: WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

    In just two months since Facebook dropped $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the five-year-old mobile messaging app on Tuesday announced its active user base has grown to more than half a billion people.On February 17, the day it was acqui…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:39pm -
  • Cancel The Funeral For The Mobile Web—It's Not Dead Yet

    Cancel The Funeral For The Mobile Web—It's Not Dead Yet

    Guest author Alex Salkever is head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co. This piece first appeared on his Tumblr.The venture capitalist and former entrepreneur Chris Dixon recently lamented the growing dominance of mobile apps…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:05pm -
  • You Can Now Run Beta Versions Of Apple’s OS X—For Free

    You Can Now Run Beta Versions Of Apple’s OS X—For Free

    People love trying out new Apple software before it’s fully baked, and the company knows it.That’s why Apple on Tuesday announced the OS X Beta Seed Program, which allows anyone to download and install pre-release Mac software fo…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:55am -
  • How Yahoo Could Get Back In The Search Game

    How Yahoo Could Get Back In The Search Game

    Google is the clear winner in Web search, but Yahoo still thinks it can make a dent in the market—even though Yahoo Web search technically doesn't exist since the company handed over its search technologies to Microsoft in 2009. As Kara Swisher…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 7:40pm -
  • Google Has New Targeted Ads That Encourage You Dive Into Apps

    Google Has New Targeted Ads That Encourage You Dive Into Apps

    You’ll soon be seeing mobile ads from Google that can take you directly into an app. These ads will appear in Google’s mobile search, on YouTube, and on third-party websites that use Google’s ad network.Today the company announced it will offe…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 7:40pm -

DIGITAL LIFE

ENGADGET

  • NewFCC fights back against claims it's abandoned net neutrality, but few are convinced

    FCC fights back against claims it's abandoned net neutrality, but few are convinced

    Recent news that the FCC is drafting new net neutrality rules caused an uproar once it came out that they could let ISPs give certain traffic special access. That goes against the principles conventionally ascribed to net neutrality, which so far...
    - 52 mins ago, 25 Apr 14, 5:07am -
  • NewWatch NASA's Morpheus take to the air - then make a smooth landing

    Watch NASA's Morpheus take to the air - then make a smooth landing

    NASA's Morpheus lander has gone a long way since it crashed and burned in 2012. The agency's vertical landing and takeoff test vehicle now has a number of successful flights under its belt, including one that's just concluded at the Kennedy Space...
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 3:23am -
  • Pinterest focuses on discovery with new Guided Search

    Pinterest focuses on discovery with new Guided Search

    With over 750 million boards and 30 billion pins, Pinterest has seen nearly a 50 percent increase in new pins in just the last six months. Indeed, CEO Ben Silbermann even calls it the "world's largest human-curated collection of things." Therein,...
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 2:20am -
  • Minecraft on Xbox One will transfer saves from Xbox 360

    Minecraft on Xbox One will transfer saves from Xbox 360

    Due to a lack of backwards compatibility, upgrading to new-gen systems like the Xbox One and PS4 has meant mostly leaving your old games and the progress made in them behind, but not in this case. Phil Spencer, the new leader over at Xbox, announced…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 2:06am -
  • ​California's smartphone kill-switch bill flops in the state senate

    ​California's smartphone kill-switch bill flops in the state senate

    US carriers can all collectively breathe a sigh of relief today: California's mobile kill-switch bill is dead, at least for now. The would have required all smartphones sold in the state to include a remote-kill feature designed to render stolen...
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 1:37am -
  • eBay's new mobile apps are all about you, borrow some Pinterest looks

    eBay's new mobile apps are all about you, borrow some Pinterest looks

    eBay's mobile apps just got a little more personal. The company refreshed its offerings for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 8 today, unveiling a new look for the apps that's customized to your habits. The highlight of the update is a new…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 12:41am -
  • FTC: State bans on Tesla's direct sales model are hurting competition

    FTC: State bans on Tesla's direct sales model are hurting competition

    Tesla has just gained a valuable ally in its battle to sell cars directly to customers: the Federal Trade Commission. The regulator now argues that state bans on direct sales are "protectionist," propping up the traditional dealership business model…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:58pm -
  • These guys created the PlayStation 4 and here's how they did it (video)

    These guys created the PlayStation 4 and here's how they did it (video)

    Earlier this month we were in the audience to see two gaming legends talk at length about the history of PlayStation, but if you want to watch PlayStation's head of Worldwide Studios and the PS4's lead designer have a lengthy chat for yourself, a...
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:24pm -
  • Daily Roundup: rediscovered Andy Warhol art, Google Glass available to all, and more!

    Daily Roundup: rediscovered Andy Warhol art, Google Glass available to all, and more!

    You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:21pm -
  • Crowdfunding project aims to bring a forgotten space probe back to life

    Crowdfunding project aims to bring a forgotten space probe back to life

    The International Sun/Earth Explorer 3 probe is slated to come home in August after 36 years in space, but a group of engineers wants to use it as a platform for citizen science before it does. Sadly, NASA doesn't have the budget to reactivate a...
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:52pm -

THE NEXT WEB

NEWS FOR TECHNOLOGY LEADERS

  • FireChat Ignites New Way To Communicate on Phones
    A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection.In just two weeks since its release on the iPhone, FireChat already has provided…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 1:43pm -
  • Nest Labs Disables Feature on Smoke Alarms
    The high-tech home monitoring device company Nest Labs is disabling a feature on its smoke alarms due to the risk that owners could unintentionally turn off the device with the wave of a hand.Nest was acquired this year by Google Inc. for $3.2 bill…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 1:38pm -
  • App Happy: Wedding Help in the Palm of Your Hand
    Doug Appleton's grandparents couldn't travel to his New York City wedding last October, but the tech-savvy Floridians were as present on the Big Day as anyone could be from 1,000-plus miles away.Thanks to FaceTime, the two-way Apple video-calling a…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 1:37pm -
  • Syrup-Makers Go High-Tech with Wireless Monitoring
    Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem -- leaks.The tubes that draw sap from trees straight to sugar houses o…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 1:37pm -
  • Samsung Reports Graphene Advance: Next Big Thing for Devices
    Graphene is a wonder material that could dramatically change many industries, but it's been hard to manufacture. Now, scientists from Samsung Electronics say they have developed a method that could help fix that problem."We expect this discovery to…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 14, 1:36pm -
  • Cambodia's Angkor Temples Added to Street View
    The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to the impoverished country's tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site.The Interne…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 14, 1:33pm -
  • Police Keep Quiet About Cell-Tracking Technology
    Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do. Police say Sting…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 14, 1:32pm -
  • Mozilla CEO Resigns Amid Furor, Opening Free Speech Debate
    Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California.The nonprofit that makes the Firefox browser infuriated many employees and users last week by na…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 14, 1:31pm -
  • Last Security Patches Coming Tuesday for XP, Office 2003
    That's a wrap. Microsoft is closing the books on Windows XP and Office 2003 support, offering its last update to the software on Tuesday.Microsoft will deliver four security bulletins. Two are rated critical and two are rated important. The bulleti…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 6:40pm -
  • Google Video Shows Off Modular Project Ara Phone
    Would you like to build your own modular phone? Google is betting that enough people will, and the tech giant has released a video offering an update on its Project Ara effort to do so.The video was shot by Dave Hakkens, whose Phonebloks has also b…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 4:38pm -

CONSUMER TECH NEWS

  • NewPopular Automate-Your-Life Service 'IFTTT' Comes To Android

    Popular Automate-Your-Life Service 'IFTTT' Comes To Android

    Popular automate-your-life service IFTTT (If This, Then That) has made its official debut on the Android Play Store, offering deeper integration with the OS than its iOS counterpart. The principal behind the app is tying together various supported…
    - 27 mins ago, 25 Apr 14, 5:32am -
  • NewSony Brings Its Background Defocus App To Google’s Play Store

    Sony Brings Its Background Defocus App To Google’s Play Store

    Sony seems to be learning a lot; learning a lot from Nokia that is. It recently bought its Sony Keyboard to the Google Play Store; and now it seems it’s time for something bigger. Sony has finally launched Its Background Defocus app on Google’s P…
    - 34 mins ago, 25 Apr 14, 5:25am -
  • NewMoto X+1 Specifications Leak: Larger Screen, Faster Processor, Better Camera

    Moto X+1 Specifications Leak: Larger Screen, Faster Processor, Better Camera

    Last year one of the biggest leaks that the tech community witnessed was that of the Moto XT912A, which eventually turned out to be the Moto X. The leak came a whole five months earlier than the phone's official launch, giving us a clear picture of w…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 4:04am -
  • Apple Patents Cool 3D Hologram Display Technology

    Apple Patents Cool 3D Hologram Display Technology

    The U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office has published an Apple patent application for an “Interactive three-dimensional display system” which was reported by AppleInsider. The 3D image or hologram can be manipulated by the user with touches, swipes…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:48pm -
  • Now control your Windows PC using your Windows mobile

    Now control your Windows PC using your Windows mobile

    Microsoft released its remote desktop app allowing Android and iOS users control their Windows PCs from their smartphones last year, but support for Windows Phone was missing. Now the company has rolled out a preview version of its Remote Desktop app…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:44am -
  • Leak Suggests Microsoft's Surface Mini Tablet Is Coming Soon

    Leak Suggests Microsoft's Surface Mini Tablet Is Coming Soon

    A Microsoft Surface tablet with a smaller form-factor has been in the rumour mill for over a year now, but a recent leak by an over enthusiastic retailer on Amazon suggests that the Surface Mini is on its way. According to Tech Crunch the tablet will…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:18am -
  • Google's Bangalore Campus To Hold 'Code for India' Hackathon

    Google's Bangalore Campus To Hold 'Code for India' Hackathon

    Internet search giant Google's campus in Bangalore will hold a first-of-its-kind hackathon in India, with the goal to inspire the tech community to create technology-based solutions for public service problems. The event which was announced by non-pr…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:45am -
  • Return Of The iPhone 4 Helped Apple Grow Phone Sales By 55% In India
    Tech giant Apple has reported a 55 per cent increase in sales of the iPhone in Indian over the past year, as reported by the Times of India. The figures were revealed by Tim Cook, CEO of the company, during the second quarter earnings call on Thursda…
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:37am -
  • Google To Lease Solar Panels For Powering Regular Homes

    Google To Lease Solar Panels For Powering Regular Homes

    Internet giant Google has been working on several ways to reduce its impact on the environment, and has been a major investor in solar energy over the years. Now however the company is planning an initiative to offer the average consumer with enough…
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:25am -
  • Indian Railways Launches Windows App To Track Train Schedules

    Indian Railways Launches Windows App To Track Train Schedules

    The Indian Railways' information and technology arm has teamed up with Microsoft to create an app that gives users information of the expected arrival and departure times of a particular train, while also letting them track the train's position in ne…
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:52am -
  • Apple Posts A Mixed Q2 Report: iPhone Sales Grow, But The iPad Suffers

    Apple Posts A Mixed Q2 Report: iPhone Sales Grow, But The iPad Suffers

    Apple has just posted its Q2 2014 earnings report, and there are a few major takeaways in terms of device sales numbers. As expected the company registered a substantial growth in iPhone sales during the quarter, however the iPad suffered quite badly…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:53am -
  • LG L90 Unboxing And Benchmarks

    LG L90 Unboxing And Benchmarks

    LG’s mid-range Android smartphone has landed in our office. This phone belongs to LG’s third wave of devices from L-series. What we liked here is that the Korean giant has decided to go with a not-so-big 4.7-inch screen. Because of this the hands…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:50pm -
  • Amazon’s Upcoming Handset To Feature Tilt-Control

    Amazon’s Upcoming Handset To Feature Tilt-Control

    So far we all know that Big A’s phone will run on a heavily skinned version of the Android OS which will most probably be similar to the one on the Kindle Fire tablets. We also know that we will feel a bit creepy while holding the device up, consid…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:31pm -
  • Samsung's K Zoom Leaks Once Again; Shows Off Its S5-Like Dimpled Back

    Samsung's K Zoom Leaks Once Again; Shows Off Its S5-Like Dimpled Back

    The Samsung K Zoom has been seeing leak after leak until finally Samsung sent out an invite for the rumoured device scheduled for the 29th of April. It was just recently that we got to see a live image of the device thanks to a blogger, and now once…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:43am -
  • OnePlus One Gets Announced; Claims To Be The Lightest 5.5 Inch Smartphone In The World

    OnePlus One Gets Announced; Claims To Be The Lightest 5.5 Inch Smartphone In The World

    OnePlus has finally announced its much-awaited ‘flagship killer’ the OnePlus One. The company has been teasing us for months about the hardware specifications that will end up in the final device. OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau also took to the official O…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:41am -
  • Micromax Begins Manufacturing Smartphones At Its India Plant

    Micromax Begins Manufacturing Smartphones At Its India Plant

    India's second largest mobile device company (in terms of market share) Micromax has started manufacturing handsets locally at its Rudraprayag facility in Uttarakhand, according to a Times of India report. While still in the initial stages, the co…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • Design Patent Points To An All New Form Factor For The GALAXY Note 4

    Design Patent Points To An All New Form Factor For The GALAXY Note 4

    A new patent sheet for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 has surfaced on the internet and it seems that Samsung’s upcoming Note will definitely sport a fresh new design.  A Samsung executive had earlier suggested that company is indeed seeking inspiration…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:38am -
  • Nearly One Tenth Of WhatsApp's 500 Million Active Users Are In India

    Nearly One Tenth Of WhatsApp's 500 Million Active Users Are In India

    Instant messaging service WhatsApp which recently came into the limelight after it was acquired by Facebook for $19 million, announced on Tuesday that it has breached the 500 million active monthly users milestone. The company reported that its ha…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:31am -
  • How To: Deal With Your Smartphone’s Broken Keys With The Help Of Apps

    How To: Deal With Your Smartphone’s Broken Keys With The Help Of Apps

    Are those navigation buttons on your smartphone not working anymore after a nasty drop? Well, repairing the buttons is a definite solution. However, if you hate to spend money on gadgets (like me), or just too lazy to visit a service centre, we have…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:46am -
  • Samsung’s ‘Project K’ May Be The Premium GALAXY S5 That Fans Have Been Waiting For

    Samsung’s ‘Project K’ May Be The Premium GALAXY S5 That Fans Have Been Waiting For

    If you are holding back on purchasing that shiny new GALAXY S5 this month, you are doing the right thing. Recent reports from insiders have pointed out that Samsung, despite denying the premium GALAXY S5’s existence is indeed building the QHD specd…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:06am -

TECH DIGEST TV

  • Why have Facebook bought activity tracker Moves?

    Why have Facebook bought activity tracker Moves?

    Mark Zuckerberg has got his chequebook out again and acquired the activity tracking app Moves. The app is a fitness tracker - it sits running in the background on your phone and will track your walking, running and cycling throughout...
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:54pm -
  • What's the point in GPS apps when we have Google Maps? Taking a look at the CoPilot app.

    What's the point in GPS apps when we have Google Maps? Taking a look at the CoPilot app.

    When GPS devices were first released, we were in the pre-iPhone era. Your GPS was a clunky box that you mounted on your car dashboard, and your phone was... well, an actual phone. For calling people. And if you're lucky,...
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:57am -
  • Hertz debuts a new and improved app redesign

    Hertz debuts a new and improved app redesign

    At the end of January this year, Hertz.co.uk announced the release of its latest mobile phone app. The new app has been redesigned to include a range of new features to provide customers with an even more 'convenient travel experience'....
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:47am -
  • How to copy and paste text from images in Chrome (warning: mindblowing!)

    How to copy and paste text from images in Chrome (warning: mindblowing!)

    Prepare to have your mind blown. Ever wanted to copy some text from an image? A new extension for Google's Chrome web browser enables you to do exactly that. Project Naptha claims to use "state of the art computer vision...
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:44am -
  • Crazy plan aims to crowdfund a global satellite phone network

    Crazy plan aims to crowdfund a global satellite phone network

    It sounds almost too good to be true - could we really be on the verge of having a global satellite phone network that will work with our existing smartphones? That's what Yaliny reckon - and they want people who...
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:58am -
  • Sonos go entirely wireless

    Sonos go entirely wireless

    Sonos have announced plans to eliminate the last remaining wires from their home speaker system - replacing the wireless bridge... which should hopefully cut down on costs too. The company have long been at the forefront of premium speaker systems...…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:20pm -
  • What are the alternatives to Google Glass?

    What are the alternatives to Google Glass?

    Google Glass is coming soon - just this week it was put on sale to general users and not just developers (as long as you've got $1500 and live in the United States. But what about the alternatives? Check out...
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 2:06pm -
  • 7 million PS4s sold... but who is winning the console war?

    7 million PS4s sold... but who is winning the console war?

    Sony have announced the sale of the 7 millionth Playstation 4. Impressive stuff - but how does that stack up against the Xbox One? Read on to find out. Unfortunately for worldwide sales of games consoles, there's no independent arbiter...
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:06am -
  • Free Kindle ebooks for Samsung users starting from today

    Free Kindle ebooks for Samsung users starting from today

    Samsung this morning have announced a tie-up with Amazon to offer free Kindle books to smartphone customers. Owners of Galaxy smartphones and tablets will be able to download one free book a month. Each month, customers will have the option...
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:55am -
  • Check out this cool diagram of Samsung's Galaxy range

    Check out this cool diagram of Samsung's Galaxy range

    Can't decide which device from the Samsung Galaxy range to get? You could be forgiven, as there's an awful lot of different choices - as this diagram demonstrates. (Click for bigger!) The chart has been put together by designer Luke...
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:45pm -
  • Samsung working on a non-Android "Tizen" phone - world asks "why?"

    Samsung working on a non-Android "Tizen" phone - world asks "why?"

    An executive at Samsung has been speaking to Reuters today about the company's plans for future phones - given the recent Galaxy S5 launch. Apparently they're working on making phones on their own "Tizen" platform. If Tizen sounds familiar, it...
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:03pm -
  • Sky launch remote record from Twitter

    Sky launch remote record from Twitter

    Now this is clever - Sky have become the first UK broadcaster to enable remote record in one click from Twitter. Read on to find out how it works. The service, called #WatchOnSky integrates with Twitter using "Twitter cards" -...
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:40am -
  • 5 Things non-Windows users should be jealous of in Windows Phone 8.1

    5 Things non-Windows users should be jealous of in Windows Phone 8.1

    This week Microsoft have started pushing out Windows 8.1 to Windows Phone handsets. The roll-out is set to take a few months, so don't be surprised if you don't have it yet - but it does have several very interesting...
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 10:12am -
  • Google makes it easier to attach photos on Gmail / Google forces more Google+ down the throats of poor Gmail users

    Google makes it easier to attach photos on Gmail / Google forces more Google+ down the throats of poor Gmail users

    Google have made a change to Gmail, and we're not entirely sure how best to report it. Read on to find out more. The Good Version The Bad Version Google have added a clever little feature to Gmail this morning,...
    - 10 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 1:44pm -
  • Is a cheap HTC One M8 coming soon? And what about a mini one too?

    Is a cheap HTC One M8 coming soon? And what about a mini one too?

    The rumour mill is working at full power as we hear word about HTC's future plans now that their flagship HTC One M8 is available in the shops. First off, everyone knows that the M8 is expensive, so there are...
    - 10 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 11:33am -

Tech Eye

  • Rock the Linux kernel module

    Rock the Linux kernel module

    A popular beat combo from the town which bought us Nirvana has released a debut album as a Linux kernel module alongside the usual formats.
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:15am -
  • 64-bit Android phone demand better than expected

    64-bit Android phone demand better than expected

    Fabless chip designer ARM has told | Cnet that the shift to 64-bit mobile gear is taking place faster than expected.Tom Lantzsch, ARM's executive vice president of corporate strategy said that phone and tablet makers are rushing to embrace 64-bi
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:03am -
  • Chipmaker Xilinx reports flat sales

    Chipmaker Xilinx reports flat sales

    Chipmaker Xilinx has predicted current-quarter revenue below what the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street have predicted.The reason is because sales to its aerospace, defence and wired telecom customers were flat and Xilinx said it expected first-qu
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:01am -
  • Putin's mates take control of Russian Facebook

    Putin's mates take control of Russian Facebook

    The Tsar of Russia, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin I, has apparently taken control of the Russian Facebook to make sure that he can effectively monitor Ukrainian protests.
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • Apple shakes up shares

    Apple shakes up shares

    While Apple has not made much new lately it appears it has been doing a financial ballet to keep shareholders interested.The outfit has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:52am -
  • Apple press screams over Google and Samsung defence pact

    Apple press screams over Google and Samsung defence pact

    The Tame Apple Press (TAP) has been screaming about the fact that Google has agreed to pay part of Samsung's legal bill as it tries to see off Apple's patent cases.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:15am -
  • NYPD Twitter PR backfires

    NYPD Twitter PR backfires

    PR spinners at the New York Police Department are probably considering new careers after an attempt to make police officers "more human" after a Twitter campaign backfired incredibly.The NYPD image is problematic.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:13am -
  • Big iPhone 6 rumoured to be late

    Big iPhone 6 rumoured to be late

    While the world+dog has been plagued by the usual rumours about the iPhone 6, we found one which was potentially brilliant – the world will not have to suffer the super-sized version until next year.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:11am -
  • AMD will develop a 20nm process

    AMD will develop a 20nm process

    AMD has confirmed that it is developing chips that would be made using 20nm manufacturing technology and will press ahead with fabrication processes that include those with FinFET transistors.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:10am -
  • Brazil creates web user bill of rights

    Brazil creates web user bill of rights

    Brazil's Congress passed an Internet privacy law which is similar to a web-user's bill of rights.The move follows the news that the US had been spying on Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff for no other reason than it could.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:08am -

TechPINIONS

GIZMAG

  • New2014 Smartphone Comparison Guide

    2014 Smartphone Comparison Guide

    Are you shopping for a new smartphone, and wondering which ones are the best? Maybe you've heard the buzz about the latest Galaxy, iPhone, or Nexus, and can't quite figure out which one is for you? Look no further. Gizmag is here to break down the fe…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 2:59am -
  • Lexus hooks up turbo power in the new NX small crossover

    Lexus hooks up turbo power in the new NX small crossover

    Lexus has revealed the production version of its NX crossover at this week's Beijing Auto Show. The small CUV has lost much of the crazy-eyed flair that it had in LF-NX concept form, but it does pack the marque's first gas turbo engine under its hood…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 2:06am -
  • University of Liverpool team aims to hit 90 mph in pedal-powered Arion1 Velocipede

    University of Liverpool team aims to hit 90 mph in pedal-powered Arion1 Velocipede

    Last September, at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge at Battle Mountain in Nevada, a Dutch team made up of students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam set the current world speed record of 83.13 mph (133.78 km/h) for an unpaced cyclist on flat grou…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 1:58am -
  • Arcturus gets the Jump on vertical takeoff and landing for fixed wing UAVs

    Arcturus gets the Jump on vertical takeoff and landing for fixed wing UAVs

    Fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have a lot of advantages over manned aircraft, but much of that is lost when they get too big to be launched by hand and start needing runways and catapults to get aloft. Vertical Takeoff and Landing systems seem l…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 12:06am -
  • Steering wheel system could detect driver fatigue on the cheap

    Steering wheel system could detect driver fatigue on the cheap

    Driver drowsiness is a major cause of accidents, so it's not surprising that a variety of technologies have been developed for its detection. Most of these systems require the use of prominent hardware such as eye-tracking cameras, reactive testing d…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:27pm -
  • How do you make a 1-cent microscope lens? Just bake a batch in the oven

    How do you make a 1-cent microscope lens? Just bake a batch in the oven

    Microscope lenses are typically made either by grinding and polishing glass discs, or pouring polymers into molds – both techniques can be quite involved, which is reflected in the price of the finished product. Now, however, a scientist from Austr…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:16pm -
  • Solar Roadways installs energy harvesting parking lot

    Solar Roadways installs energy harvesting parking lot

    About 8 years ago, an electrical engineer and his counselor wife started throwing around an idea to replace asphalt on highways and byways throughout the US with electricity-producing solar panels that were tough enough to be driven upon. The idea bl…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:58pm -
  • Upper Wheel Fairings are designed to give bicycle wind resistance the slip

    Upper Wheel Fairings are designed to give bicycle wind resistance the slip

    If you were designing a vehicle to be as aerodynamic as possible, it would definitely be counterproductive if parts of that vehicle actually moved into the oncoming wind. According to Los Angeles-based engineer Garth Magee, however, that's just what…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:57pm -
  • New Google Chrome extension lets you copy and delete text in images

    New Google Chrome extension lets you copy and delete text in images

    It's generally just accepted that text embedded in images on the Web is inaccessible. Because images are rendered as a single layer, that's just the way it is ... or was, because a new extension for Google Chrome called Project Naptha now allows user…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:09pm -
  • Thomas Heatherwick unveils plans for 125,000 sq m "shaded" park in Abu Dhabi

    Thomas Heatherwick unveils plans for 125,000 sq m "shaded" park in Abu Dhabi

    UK designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick has been commissioned to design a new public park in Abu Dhabi. The Al Fayah park will cover 125,000 sq m and has been described by Heatherwick as, "part architecture, part landscape, part cultural destina…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:31pm -
  • BMW predicts intriguing future with Vision Future Luxury concept

    BMW predicts intriguing future with Vision Future Luxury concept

    Presented at this week's Beijing Auto Show, the all-new BMW Vision Future Luxury focuses in on the future of luxury motoring. Functional elements and new technologies melt away into an elegant, fluid design that seamlessly blends looks and performanc…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:57am -
  • Remote-controlled MiniBrake aims to boost safety for biking novices

    Remote-controlled MiniBrake aims to boost safety for biking novices

    A team of Hungarian inventors is looking to help ease the stress of raising would-be Evil Knievels by developing a remote controlled bicycle brake. Dubbed MiniBrake, the device can be attached to the seat post of a typical bike frame and puts braking…
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:35am -
  • Punching mantis shrimp inspires super-tough composites

    Punching mantis shrimp inspires super-tough composites

    A new lightweight, super strong material has been discovered thanks to one of nature’s most violent sociopaths. The peacock mantis shrimp may look like a colorful, reasonably mild-mannered aquarium dweller, but its claws have the punch of a .22 bul…
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:23am -
  • CATable: A cry for help from a desperate cat owner

    CATable: A cry for help from a desperate cat owner

    Another one for our Top Ten Cat Gadgets? Ruan Hao’s CATable could only be the invention of a severely Stockholm Syndrome-impaired cat owner. Designed as a desperate ploy to convince your cat that there’s somewhere more interesting to be than on t…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:06am -
  • Audi transforms the TT coupe into a 123-mpg plug-in off-roader

    Audi transforms the TT coupe into a 123-mpg plug-in off-roader

    Audi appears committed to injecting the SUV segment with added sportiness, at least insofar as concept cars are concerned. Last year, it showed an off-road supercar named the Nanuk Quattro. At this week's Beijing Motor Show, it got a little more prac…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 14, 3:33am -
  • Review: Survivor + Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone 5

    Review: Survivor + Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone 5

    Griffin's Survivor + Catalyst is a waterproof, shockproof case for iPhone 5 that's billed as being "functional enough to use every day." So does it live up to these expectations? We headed into the great outdoors to find out... Continue Reading Revi…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:10am -
  • "Optionally piloted" Black Hawk takes to the air

    "Optionally piloted" Black Hawk takes to the air

    While autonomous aircraft are now a well established part of military operations, there are some areas where “pilot optional” is still very much synonymous with “cutting edge.” Case in point is Optionally Piloted Black Hawk (OPBH) Demonstrato…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:11am -
  • What to expect from the Windows Phone 8.1 update

    What to expect from the Windows Phone 8.1 update

    Just like Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update, its mobile OS is continuing to move forward with Windows Phone 8.1. This is a major upgrade which is free to all current Windows Phone 8 users, and set to be released sometime this summer (Northern Hemisphere…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:53pm -
  • Crystal-forming microparticles could lead to color-changing tanks and planes

    Crystal-forming microparticles could lead to color-changing tanks and planes

    Military vehicles that change color to be dark at night, and camo-green in the daylight ... could such a thing be possible? Well, it's certainly closer to reality, thanks to research being conducted at the University of Michigan. Scientists there hav…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:33pm -
  • B612 Foundation highlights the risk of city-destroying asteroids

    B612 Foundation highlights the risk of city-destroying asteroids

    The California-based B612 Foundation has released a video displaying the distribution of 26 multi-kiloton asteroid impacts known to have struck the Earth since the year 2000. Many of the impacts – detected by a network of satellites operated by the…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:23pm -
  • Google Street View users now able to "go back in time"

    Google Street View users now able to "go back in time"

    So, if it isn't enough for you that it's now possible to see the view from almost any road in the world while sitting at your computer, today Google announced a new Street View feature. If there's a clock in the upper left-hand corner of an image, it…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:42pm -
  • Mellow brings sous-vide cooking to the home user

    Mellow brings sous-vide cooking to the home user

    Many people aren't fortunate enough to have a partner both willing and able to prepare delicious meals on a regular basis. Those who are blessed in such a way can stop reading right now. Everyone else will surely be interested to hear about Mellow, a…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:01pm -
  • Lytro reveals the professional-grade Illum light field camera

    Lytro reveals the professional-grade Illum light field camera

    When Lytro announced plans for consumer-oriented light field cameras, we were instantly smitten by the idea of being able to re-focus images after taking them. However, the quirky kaleidoscope-like form factor and low resolution of its first camera m…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:44pm -
  • Apparatus X: An off-grid disaster relief vehicle, micro-home, and more

    Apparatus X: An off-grid disaster relief vehicle, micro-home, and more

    Inspired by a perceived lack of adequate services for victims of 2005's Hurricane Katrina, a team of engineering and architecture students at Pennsylvania State University have joined forces to create something that can help. The result, dubbed Appar…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:36pm -
  • "Slipstream" sculpture simulates flight pattern in re-vamped Heathrow Terminal 2

    "Slipstream" sculpture simulates flight pattern in re-vamped Heathrow Terminal 2

    Engineers have called it "the hundred-thousand-piece jigsaw," and today it was unveiled as the centerpiece of a new extension to London's Heathrow Terminal 2 building. The aluminum-clad sculpture titled "Slipstream," by artist RIchard Wilson, reaches…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:27pm -

Digital TRENDS

  • Man of Steel sequel reportedly adds Cyborg to the mix
    After weeks of testing, Warner Bros. and DC have reportedly cast theater actor Ray Fisher in the role of cybernetic superhero and Justice League member Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. The post Man of Steel sequel reportedly adds Cyborg to the mix appeared…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 14, 12:23am -
  • Who needs a car wash? Nissan’s slippery hydrophobic paint sheds dirt like a duck
    Nissan is working on a new paint coating that will never need to wash, because it will never get dirty. It isn't witchcraft its hydrophobic; specifically Nissan is working with the creators of Ultra-Ever Dry to come up with a coating fit for cars. Th…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:15pm -
  • Check out an hour of gameplay from Wolfenstein: The New Order
    MachineGames and Bethesda took to Twitch to show off an hour of the upcoming shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order. The game hits PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on May 20, 2014. The post Check out an hour of gameplay from Wolfenstein: The New Ord…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:38pm -
  • Heartbleed is bandaged. Now how do we prevent the next one?
    The worst of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug has probably passed but that doesn't mean we're any safer. A giant vulnerability could be discovered tomorrow. Here are some ways the Internet can better protect itself.The post Heartbleed is bandaged. Now how…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:24pm -
  • This portable battery can charge your phone or jumpstart your car
    A lot of things seem to be happening on the phone charging front nowadays. Now, JunoPower is presenting a future that’s completely different, one where you can use your charger for something else that’s mobile- your car.The post This portable bat…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:15pm -
  • Kawei’s K1 is a glorious – and intentional – Chinese Ford Raptor and Land Rover ripoff
    China's auto industry is growing up fast, but at least some automakers are still looking to others for cues. Take the Kawei K1 a blatant copy of the F-150. Even if the styling department consists of a guy with an internet connection and some tracing…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:15pm -
  • Low subscriber numbers plague Beats Music
    The fledgling music-streaming service hasn had a relatively underwhelming first three months, and while its investors appear to still be on board for the long haul, Beats Music has a tough climb ahead to catch up to the competition.The post Low subsc…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:01pm -

FUTURE TECH TRENDS

  • An Ultrasound Prosthetic could Restore Sight to the Blind

    An Ultrasound Prosthetic could Restore Sight to the Blind

    Bats use high-frequency sound waves to visualize information. Now, researchers are considering a novel way to restore sight to the blind by using ultrasound. Pulses of various acoustic waves targeted to cells located in the eye may help to improve vi…
    - 6 Mar 12, 11:54pm -
  • Nanosecurity to Fight Against Biological Spyware

    Nanosecurity to Fight Against Biological Spyware

    A new era of nano-warfare and spying may take place on battlefields that are not visible to the human eye. Nano-networks are poised to have a large impact on a variety of fields. A potential challenge for this science is to ensure that these nanodevi…
    - 26 Feb 12, 6:20am -
  • Emotional Avatars in Virtual Reality Environments

    Emotional Avatars in Virtual Reality Environments

    Video game characters have become increasingly realistic. Novel AIs can do many interesting things, but their behavior is still far different from how actual people act. Academics from the Technical University of Munich have a new project that is see…
    - 22 Feb 12, 4:59am -
  • Extreme Supercomputing with Zettaflops

    Extreme Supercomputing with Zettaflops

    Zettaflop/s mainframes will be a million times faster than a petaflop/s supercomputer. Currently the quickest machine in the world stands at 8 petaflops. A zettaflop/s device could perform a sextillion floating point operations per second. That figur…
    - 17 Feb 12, 4:45am -
  • Biological Robots with Living Cells or Microbes

    Biological Robots with Living Cells or Microbes

    The movie Blade Runner envisioned a future with genetically engineered biological robots. While scientists are unlikely to create anything that sophisticated by 2019, rudimentary bio-bots are a more probable scenario. In the last ten years, there hav…
    - 16 Feb 12, 5:30pm -
  • Neurohacking for a Programmable Brain

    Neurohacking for a Programmable Brain

    Manipulating the mind with computers has been a staple of science fiction. Over the course of the last few decades, neurohacking has become a new field due to advances in neuroscience. Novel non-invasive stimulation technologies are finding all sorts…
    - 14 Feb 12, 7:35pm -
  • Nanofactory Nonsense

    Nanofactory Nonsense

    The idea of building structures on the nanoscale atom-by-atom in an assembly line fashion has been around for a while now. Academics have made progress towards this goal. A DNA type device is one possible method to obtain these capabilities in the im…
    - 7 Feb 12, 7:21pm -
  • Biological Supercapacitors Store Energy in Bacterial Biofilms

    Biological Supercapacitors Store Energy in Bacterial Biofilms

    The protein nanowires of the bacterial cell Geobacter sulfurreducens conduct electricity. There are a number of people investigating this capability. Recently, researchers have synthesized a biological supercapacitor. It stores electrical charges in…
    - 5 Feb 12, 1:18am -
  • The Largest MRI Machine for Human Research

    The Largest MRI Machine for Human Research

    A gigantic MRI machine is being built in France and is scheduled to become operational by 2014. This powerful device will be able to resolve small areas within the body. Two companies (Siemens plus Irfu) are helping to design this 90-centimeter bore…
    - 2 Feb 12, 11:01pm -
  • The AmyloSENS Project is Seeking Ways to Destroy Extracellular Junk

    The AmyloSENS Project is Seeking Ways to Destroy Extracellular Junk

    The strategies for engineered negligible senescence program is searching for novel methods to overcome the aging process. While medical technology has progressed an astounding amount over the last 100 years, lifespans have not increased as much as ma…
    - 3 Jan 12, 1:53am -

GIGAOM

  • Need an iPhone battery boost? Install iOS 7.1.1

    Need an iPhone battery boost? Install iOS 7.1.1

    After installing iOS 7.1.1 when it became available on Tuesday, I thought I saw a marked improvement in my iPhone’s battery life. I’m not the only one as ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes noted the same on Thursday, sharing results from multiple…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:47pm -
  • Amazon Web Services sales up again

    Amazon Web Services sales up again

    Amazon Web Services sales were up 60 percent year over year for the first quarter of 2014, Amazon announced in its earnings report Thursday.
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:38pm -
  • Profits up, Amazon claims it’s “working hard to keep Fire TV in stock”

    Profits up, Amazon claims it’s “working hard to keep Fire TV in stock”

    Amazon's revenues and profit were up for the first quarter of 2014. In its earnings report, the company didn't mention the fact that it raised the price of Prime, but instead focused on everything that Prime members get.
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:23pm -