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  • NewLockstep Salaries Are Making A Comeback

    Lockstep Salaries Are Making A Comeback

     With the closing of the Mad Men era, what is old is popular once again. Silicon Valley may be known for its colorful workplaces and free catered lunches, but its true innovation in compensation was exchanging the rigid tenure-based salary systems o…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 15, 5:05pm -
  • An Aging Instagram Tries To Win Us Back With Email “Highlights”

    An Aging Instagram Tries To Win Us Back With Email “Highlights”

     Four and a half years is a lot of pretty pictures. Instagram isn’t as young as it used to be, and it doesn’t want long-time users to slip away from its app. Luckily, it can still email them. Email isn’t dead, no matter how much we wish it wa…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 15, 3:50pm -
  • GoCardless Founder Tom Blomfield’s New Startup Is A “Full Stack” Mobile-First Bank

    GoCardless Founder Tom Blomfield’s New Startup Is A “Full Stack” Mobile-First Bank

     We already knew that GoCardless co-founder Tom Blomfield was working on a new U.K. banking startup, but now, thanks in part to a noisy series of Tweets from investors, developers and the company’s own Twitter account, more details have emerged. R…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 15, 3:29pm -
  • Who Will Be Hurt Most When The Tech Bubble Burst? Not VCs

    Who Will Be Hurt Most When The Tech Bubble Burst? Not VCs

     Do we have a ticking time bomb on hand? The debate over whether Silicon Valley is sitting on another tech bubble rages on. It is being fueled by many celebrated “unicorns” that have attracted billions of investor dollars at sky-high valuations…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • Positioning The Next Generation Of Women To Succeed In Silicon Valley

    Positioning The Next Generation Of Women To Succeed In Silicon Valley

     Over the past few months there’s been a lot of discussion about whether women are positioned for success in Silicon Valley. The debate on empowering women in tech ranges from pay equality to increasing the number of women in the boardroom. Still,…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 15, 11:00am -
  • 365 Million Reasons Why Email Is A Solid Investment

    365 Million Reasons Why Email Is A Solid Investment

     Funding events over the last five quarters have shown investors to be bullish on companies engaged in email. From analytics to infrastructure, advertising to services, and everything in between, the email ecosphere has been infused with $364.5 mill…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 May 15, 1:00am -
  • Brazil’s $26 Billion Eyewear Industry Moves Online With Lema21 And EÓtica Merger

    Brazil’s $26 Billion Eyewear Industry Moves Online With Lema21 And EÓtica Merger

     The late April merger of, Lema21, an innovative private label startup, and eÓtica, an ecommerce site for prescription eyewear and contacts, is proof that Brazil’s investors are taking a long view toward startup development and not just intereste…
    - 21 hours ago, 23 May 15, 10:16pm -
  • A Food Bubble? Not So Fast

    A Food Bubble? Not So Fast

     Is there a “Food Bubble”? Robyn Metcalfe believes so. In her recent TechCrunch editorial she pointed to recent fundraises by Instacart and Delivroo—reportedly demanding valuations of $2 billion and $100 million on revenues of ~$100 million an…
    - 22 hours ago, 23 May 15, 9:00pm -
  • Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy

    Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy

     Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren’t fastidious enough to boil only the quantity of liquid they ac…
    - 24 hours ago, 23 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • To-Do List: Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle!

    To-Do List: Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle!

     It’s shaping up to be one amazing summer, and the week we’re most excited about here at TechCrunch is the week we hit up the wonderful cities of Austin and Seattle, on June 23 and June 25 respectively. We’ll be hosting the world-renowned TC P…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 6:30pm -
  • The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum

    The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum

     The problem is it’s not an easy undertaking to change the way a large organization operates. Real initiative gets bogged down in politics, hierarchical thinking and institutional inertia. Change requires more than inspiration. It takes hard work…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 5:45pm -
  • Meat This New Tinder User

    Meat This New Tinder User

     Before we get too far into this, I want to be fully transparent and disclose up-front that this is weird and mostly irrelevant. Inexplicably, Vimeo user Marcello Gómez Maureira has created a video that shows a piece of meat power-right-swiping thr…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 5:15pm -
  • Gillmor Gang: Dave’s Not Here

    Gillmor Gang: Dave’s Not Here

     The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 22, 2015. Medium restructures, or does it. Details in Liner Notes and Chat.Center. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Halley Suit Tucker, Ma…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 5:10pm -
  • Algocracy

    Algocracy

     Every day throughout the United States, there are thousands of patients waiting for a compatible organ. Supply never meets demand, a function of our voluntary system of organ donation as well as the consistent ban on paid organs. Some patients may…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 5:03pm -
  • 11 Apple Watch Health Apps That Will Get You Moving

    11 Apple Watch Health Apps That Will Get You Moving

     The Watch marks an interesting time in the wearable fitness space, in particular. Health and fitness trackers like Jawbone Up and Fitbit have dominated much of that space in the last few years. Read More
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Google Adds Traffic Alerts To Maps

    Google Adds Traffic Alerts To Maps

     Just in time for the hustle-and-bustle of Memorial Day Weekend, Google has added traffic alerts to Google Maps. Google has shown traffic conditions for a while now, but this update actually brings with it explanations as to why various routes will…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 3:41pm -
  • What The U.S. Can Learn About Financial Inclusion From The Developing World

    What The U.S. Can Learn About Financial Inclusion From The Developing World

     Financial inclusion — expanding access to financial services to those on the margins — is often advocated as a priority for the developing world. And rightly so: It can increase economic security for the people who need it most and promote econ…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 3:00pm -
  • The Bitcoin Blocksize Blackjack Mining Blues

    The Bitcoin Blocksize Blackjack Mining Blues

     Bitcoin: it’s at a crucially important crossroads; it’s approaching a crisis that threatens its very existence; it has never been more likely to erupt into enormous global importance. Which? Don’t be ridiculous. It is all those things at once…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Three Reasons Your Term Sheet May Fall Through

    Three Reasons Your Term Sheet May Fall Through

     So you’ve made it past all the VC grilling and received a term sheet. Congratulations! But don’t celebrate just yet. Term sheets are non-binding, and even though they should signify a VC has conviction in investing in you and is ready to move t…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:00pm -
  • TC AppleCast 16: MacBook Redux, iOS 9 And OS X 10.11

    TC AppleCast 16: MacBook Redux, iOS 9 And OS X 10.11

     This week we cover one noteworthy review of the new MacBook by Marco Arment, as well as iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 details. Apple is supposedly tidying up with both OS updates this year, and also making things more pleasant for older device owners, and t…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:16pm -

REUTERS-TECH

  • Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging

    Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables.
    - 17 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:19am -
  • Adult online dating site reports data security breach of member information

    Adult online dating site reports data security breach of member information

    (Reuters) - An online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts has been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of some of its 64 million members, the company said on Friday.
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 15, 1:34am -
  • BlackBerry cuts jobs worldwide as it consolidates businesses

    BlackBerry cuts jobs worldwide as it consolidates businesses

    (Reuters) - Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business.
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 15, 1:23am -
  • Intelligence Agency: opening up to a changing world

    Intelligence Agency: opening up to a changing world

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. (Reuters) - Much about the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency remains classified, but the U.S. spy agency that maps and analyzes the earth is opening up more than ever, from sharing computer source code on a public website to ta…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 15, 1:20am -
  • Adult online dating site reports data security breach of member information

    Adult online dating site reports data security breach of member information

    (Reuters) - An online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts has been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of some of its 64 million members, the company said on Friday.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:16pm -
  • Founder of Facebook's Oculus hit with lawsuit

    Founder of Facebook's Oculus hit with lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The founder of virtual reality glasses maker Oculus VR Inc, acquired by Facebook Inc for $2 billion, has been accused of taking confidential information he learned while working with another company and passing it off as his…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 7:12pm -
  • Microsoft, Salesforce talks fell through on pricing: CNBC

    Microsoft, Salesforce talks fell through on pricing: CNBC

    (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc held "significant talks" this spring but failed to agree on a price, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:46pm -
  • U.S. moves to facilitate social media in Crimea

    U.S. moves to facilitate social media in Crimea

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday authorized American businesses and individuals to facilitate personal communications over the Internet like social media, instant messaging and photo sharing in Crimea, annexed by Russia f…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:13pm -
  • Contest for Nokia's HERE seen as a three-way race

    Contest for Nokia's HERE seen as a three-way race

    NECKARSULM, Germany (Reuters) - The contest for Nokia's maps business has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third group including China's Tencent and Navinfo, people familiar with the proce…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:31pm -
  • Nokia CEO says in no hurry to sell mapping unit HERE: magazine

    Nokia CEO says in no hurry to sell mapping unit HERE: magazine

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia is in no hurry to sell its mapping unit HERE despite receiving high quality bids, the Finnish company's chief executive said in a trade magazine interview.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:29pm -
  • French court sets rules for alternative taxis such as Uber

    French court sets rules for alternative taxis such as Uber

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's highest administrative court on Friday approved two out of three main restrictions on private chauffeured vehicle services such as Uber that were introduced last year after complaints from traditional cab drivers of unfair…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 3:32pm -
  • Audi will enhance Chinese connected-car services with Baidu

    Audi will enhance Chinese connected-car services with Baidu

    NECKARSULM, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's Audi will enhance connected-car services in China to meet growing demand for driver-assistance systems and driverless technology in the world's largest auto market.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:54am -
  • China's Didi Kuaidi ups stakes in taxi apps war

    China's Didi Kuaidi ups stakes in taxi apps war

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's dominant taxi-hailing firm Didi Kuaidi will spend 1 billion yuan ($161.39 million) on promotions, the company said on Friday, in an aggressive expansion that will help lure in riders and fend of rivals like U.S. firm Uber…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 7:39am -
  • Uber in talks with banks for $1 billion credit facility: WSJ

    Uber in talks with banks for $1 billion credit facility: WSJ

    (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc is seeking a $1 billion credit line from banks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:34am -
  • Toshiba extends accounting probe to three more business units

    Toshiba extends accounting probe to three more business units

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Friday it would investigate accounting practices in its TV, computer and chip businesses, extending a probe already under way into irregularities that led to profits being overstate…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:21am -
  • Disney to bring mobile technology to more parks

    Disney to bring mobile technology to more parks

    ANAHEIM, California (Reuters) - The mobile technology that helps Walt Disney Co theme park guests beat lines and pay for Mickey Mouse ears at the company's flagship resort in Florida will expand in some form to other Disney resorts, Chief Operating O…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 2:44am -
  • HP sells $2.3 billion China unit stake to forge partnership with Tsinghua Unigroup

    HP sells $2.3 billion China unit stake to forge partnership with Tsinghua Unigroup

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co will sell a controlling 51 percent stake in its China-based data-networking business to China's Tsinghua Unigroup for at least $2.3 billion, forming a partnership designed to create a Chinese technology powerh…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:47am -
  • HP forecasts split-related costs below expectations

    HP forecasts split-related costs below expectations

    (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co , which is in the process of splitting itself, forecast separation-related costs below the expectation of several analysts and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit.
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:22am -
  • BlackBerry to buy up to 12 million shares for cancellation

    BlackBerry to buy up to 12 million shares for cancellation

    (Reuters) - Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it plans to buy back 12 million shares, sending its stock up nearly 2 percent in extended trading in the United States.
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 11:43pm -
  • HP forecasts split-related costs below expectations

    HP forecasts split-related costs below expectations

    (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co , which is in the process of splitting itself, forecast separation-related costs below the expectation of several analysts and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit.
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:46pm -

TECHNICALLY PERSONAL

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  • New71 arrested in Cleveland protests following Brelo verdict

    71 arrested in Cleveland protests following Brelo verdict

    CLEVELAND — The streets returned to calm Sunday after police arrested dozens of demonstrators overnight when protests grew increasingly aggressive in the wake of a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects.In total, 71 peop…
    - 19 mins ago, 24 May 15, 6:39pm -
  • NewPhotos of deadly flooding across Texas and Oklahoma

    Photos of deadly flooding across Texas and Oklahoma

    Recent flooding in Texas and Oklahoma has resulted in evacuations, property damage and one death.Residents throughout both states have had to be rescued from the roofs and attics of their homes. More heavy rainfall is expected throughout the three-d…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 May 15, 5:51pm -
  • NewBaseball fan catches flying bat — and still manages to hold on to his beer

    Baseball fan catches flying bat — and still manages to hold on to his beer

    Sometimes, baseball can be a very hands-on sport — even if you aren't one of the playersAt a St. Paul Saints game on Thursday, a baseball bat went flying into the crowd — where it was caught, one-handed, by a fan with ridiculously good reflexes…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 15, 5:23pm -
  • NewFrench bulldog doesn't hide his guilt very well

    French bulldog doesn't hide his guilt very well

    Niko the French bulldog has no idea who chewed up his owner's pen — at least that's the story he's sticking with, anyway.But when confronted about the scandal, guilt is written all over the little Frenchie's face. Not wanting to experience any mo…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:59pm -
  • New10 horror remakes that actually don't suck

    10 horror remakes that actually don't suck

    At this stage, when we hear that one movie or another is being remade, we hardly bat an eye, so desensitized we have become to these rehashed versions of films we love. Too often it seems that these movies miss the point of the original, skip over al…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:31pm -
  • Texas and Oklahoma hit by severe flooding, killing 1

    Texas and Oklahoma hit by severe flooding, killing 1

    Unprecedented rainfall has led to deadly flooding in Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend, prompting numerous evacuations and rescues, and killing one firefighterHeavy rains hit eastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma on Sunday morning, after dumping betw…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 15, 3:06pm -
  • 6 'Game of Thrones' buddy film posters to celebrate Westerosi odd couples

    6 'Game of Thrones' buddy film posters to celebrate Westerosi odd couples

    While it may not seem like it week to week, HBO's Game of Thrones is as much a show about odd couples as it is about agonizing pain and murder.It's these relationships — between two opposing characters who learn how to not kill each other — that…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:30pm -
  • John Nash, 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician, and wife killed in car crash

    John Nash, 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician, and wife killed in car crash

    John Forbes Nash, Jr., the famed mathematician whose life was the subject of Oscar-winning biopic A Beautiful Mind, died Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey. He was 86.Nash's wife, Alicia Nash, also died in the accident. She was 82. The couple, wh…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:26pm -
  • If cavemen ate Oreos: How to Paleo your favorite junk food

    If cavemen ate Oreos: How to Paleo your favorite junk food

    You don't have to open bag or pop a box of processed snacks to satisfy your midnight cravingsEven the Paleo diet, which nixes any food unavailable to our Paleolithic era ancestors (gluten, grains, dairy, etc.), can satisfy your savory or sweet tooth…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • 17 majestic mountains that will have you packing your bags

    17 majestic mountains that will have you packing your bags

    As the refrain goes, there are two types of people in the world: those who like mountains and those who prefer beaches.Beach people are extroverts, while mountain people tend to be introverts, one study found. But whichever you are, there's no denyi…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • Gloria Steinem and other activists cross DMZ between Koreas, but not on foot

    Gloria Steinem and other activists cross DMZ between Koreas, but not on foot

    DORASAN STATION, South Korea — Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday, but were allowed to cross by bus and compl…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 15, 12:32pm -
  • 8 iced coffee popsicles for a cool summer buzz

    8 iced coffee popsicles for a cool summer buzz

    Image: Mashable composite, Luke LeonardIced coffee popsicles: two favorite summer treats in one frozen package.These caffeinated pops offer a fun way to enjoy your afternoon iced coffee fix, and can be customized to suit your preferencesSee also:…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 15, 12:07pm -
  • 3 cover letter tips for people who haven't written one in forever

    3 cover letter tips for people who haven't written one in forever

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article called "3 Editing Secrets That Will Make Your Cover Letter Even Better." To which a dear (and succinct and purposefully overdramatic) friend wrote, "Can't you just HELP ME WRITE MINE?!?"Where was she stuck?…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 May 15, 10:15am -
  • Australia reacts to Ireland's revolutionary same-sex marriage vote

    Australia reacts to Ireland's revolutionary same-sex marriage vote

    After Ireland became the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote, Australian politicians and the public took to social media to express their opinion on the topic — with an overwhelming number calling for a similar change Down U…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:47am -
  • The bodyshamed dancing man finally got his blowout Hollywood party

    The bodyshamed dancing man finally got his blowout Hollywood party

    The dancing man who was bodyshamed on 4chan earlier this year was celebrated at one of Hollywood's hottest clubs on Saturday night.The man, Sean O'Brien, was skewered online after photos of him dancing at a concert surfaced on 4chan, an anonymous im…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:26am -
  • Aesthetics algorithm spots beauty that humans overlook

    Aesthetics algorithm spots beauty that humans overlook

    Beautiful images are not always popular ones, which is where the CrowdBeauty algorithm can help, computer scientists say.One of the depressing truths about social media is that the popularity of an image is not necessarily an indication of its quali…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:00am -
  • LinkedIn-esque app for doctors helped save lives after Nepal earthquake

    LinkedIn-esque app for doctors helped save lives after Nepal earthquake

    When you're sick, you can choose the doctor who treats you. If that doctor can't handle your case, he or she refers you to another doctor. On what basis does the former recommend the latter? Is it word-of-mouth, friendship, or former acquaintance? Ge…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 May 15, 3:00am -
  • Australia's Guy Sebastian nails Eurovision performance, wins fifth place

    Australia's Guy Sebastian nails Eurovision performance, wins fifth place

    In Australia's first — and perhaps, only — time participating in the Eurovision Song Contest, singer Guy Sebastian belted his single "Tonight Again," winning the country a well-deserved fifth place.Australia was offered a wildcard entry into the…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:29am -
  • Our hopes for one 'Orphan Black' romance may have just gone up in flames

    Our hopes for one 'Orphan Black' romance may have just gone up in flames

    Warning: This post contains spoilers about the most recent episode of Orphan Black. Things got explosive on Orphan Black tonight, and we're not just talking about all the drama.Hot Paul has literally exploded, and he took Dr. Coady's creepy research…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:00am -
  • 7 brilliant tips for managing stress in the C-suite

    7 brilliant tips for managing stress in the C-suite

    Every founder dreams of the day his or her startup experiences runaway success, but the reality of massive growth can be terrifying. Recently, my company experienced four of the best sales months we’ve ever had, and it seemed like we were hiring a…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 May 15, 1:30am -
  • Watching 3D movies is good for your brain, study says

    Watching 3D movies is good for your brain, study says

    Regardless of where you stand on the Hollywood's 3D trend, the option has added an artistic expansion to big budget films, as well as a welcome box office boost. The results of the 3D process vary, and there is still a moviegoing faction that just is…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 May 15, 12:30am -
  • 5 can't-miss apps: 'QuizUp,' StubHub, Hoopla and more

    5 can't-miss apps: 'QuizUp,' StubHub, Hoopla and more

    With rumors swirling around the upcoming Android Mand Apple TV updates, you could have easily missed some of this week's best new apps.See also: Google's latest experiment brings new superpowers to Chrome browsersLuckily, each weekend, we round up…
    - 19 hours ago, 23 May 15, 11:28pm -
  • Neil Patrick Harris, Hozier and other celebs praise Ireland's historic vote

    Neil Patrick Harris, Hozier and other celebs praise Ireland's historic vote

    Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through a nationwide public vote today, and celebrities around the world flocked to Twitter to show their support.People from Vice President Joe Biden to singer/songwriter Sam Smith prai…
    - 20 hours ago, 23 May 15, 10:34pm -
  • Douze points: The funniest Twitter reviews from Eurovision 2015

    Douze points: The funniest Twitter reviews from Eurovision 2015

    The 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest took place Saturday, offering the traditional jumble of caterwauling and key changes, silly outfits and sillier facial hair.There weren't any of the real lunatics of previous years this time round, but there w…
    - 21 hours ago, 23 May 15, 9:56pm -
  • Google files patent for 'Chucky'-esque smart teddy bear that may haunt your dreams

    Google files patent for 'Chucky'-esque smart teddy bear that may haunt your dreams

    Google just filed a patent for what may be its creepiest or coolest invention yet. You decideThe company hopes to break into the toy industry with stuffed animals that can control other Wi-Fi-connected devices. One part Siri and one part Chucky, the…
    - 22 hours ago, 23 May 15, 8:57pm -
  • Astronaut captures hypnotic videos of thunderstorms on Earth from space

    Astronaut captures hypnotic videos of thunderstorms on Earth from space

    Astronauts in space can experience thunderstorms, too — just not the same way we do on EarthNASA astronaut Terry Virts captured several amazing videos of thunderstorms breaking out across the planet this week. Virts caught flashing lightning above…
    - 22 hours ago, 23 May 15, 8:47pm -
  • 4 unfair reasons why you aren't getting called back for that job interview

    4 unfair reasons why you aren't getting called back for that job interview

    Getting called in for an interview is way more complicated than it should be. You can do everything right and still end up with nothing. Or you can be recommended by someone influential and get your foot in the door without even formally applying. Th…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 May 15, 8:26pm -
  • Watch this driver seriously underestimate an alligator

    Watch this driver seriously underestimate an alligator

    "Hey, watch my truck," a man in the video, above, tells an angry alligator, as he continues to move toward it. Bad move.As the video's next 20 seconds will prove, the man either underestimates the strength of the gator's bite, or he overestimates t…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 May 15, 8:05pm -
  • Why you should care about the Josh Duggar accusations

    Why you should care about the Josh Duggar accusations

    Some family secrets are so heartbreaking that most people would rather pretend they just don't existIt's perhaps no surprise then that the Duggar clan, star of the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting, concealed for more than a decade that they, like man…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 May 15, 7:35pm -
  • Meet 'Sweetie,' the 105-year-old Warriors fan who just wants an NBA title

    Meet 'Sweetie,' the 105-year-old Warriors fan who just wants an NBA title

    OAKLAND, California — When the Golden State Warriors take on the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of their Western Conference Finals series on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET, a 105-year-old woman whose family simply calls her "Sweetie" will be watching. She'll be…
    - 24 hours ago, 23 May 15, 7:00pm -

CNN-TECH

LIFE HACKER

  • NewTurn Your Fan On and Off Automatically Based on the Air Temperature

    Turn Your Fan On and Off Automatically Based on the Air Temperature

    From the lazy-but-totally-awesome files: Here are two solutions for making your fan automatically turn on once the air reaches a certain temperature, so you don’t have to move a muscle.Read more...
    - 58 mins ago, 24 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • Five Best 3D Printing Services

    Five Best 3D Printing Services

    Getting something 3D printed is easier now than it’s ever been , and there are plenty of reasons why you might want to. From just making something special and unique to replacing broken parts, 3D printing services make it easy. This week we’re lo…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 15, 3:00pm -
  • Today's Best Deals: Home Theater Upgrades and Sticking it to Your ISP

    Today's Best Deals: Home Theater Upgrades and Sticking it to Your ISP

    The iPad Mini 3 starts at just $300 today at Best Buy, so if you don’t already own a Mini 2, this is a great excuse to buy in or upgrade:Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:54pm -
  • AndroidTool Takes One-Click Screencasts and Screenshots from Your Phone

    AndroidTool Takes One-Click Screencasts and Screenshots from Your Phone

    Android/OS X: If you want to take screencasts or screenshots of your Android phone and instantly have them saved to your computer, AndroidTool makes the process as simple as a single click—assuming you have a Mac to go with that Android device, tha…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • This Week's Top Downloads

    This Week's Top Downloads

    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
    - 20 hours ago, 23 May 15, 11:00pm -
  • Turn a Jar of Mayo Into the Perfect Hiding Place for Your Valuables

    Turn a Jar of Mayo Into the Perfect Hiding Place for Your Valuables

    Thieves like to get in and get out of your home as fast as possible. This DIY hideaway for your valuables sits in one of the last places they’ll ever look: your fridge.Read more...
    - 21 hours ago, 23 May 15, 10:00pm -
  • Noisli for Chrome Generates Background Sound to Keep You Productive

    Noisli for Chrome Generates Background Sound to Keep You Productive

    Chrome: We’re big fans of the Noisli web app , which allows you to create background noise so you can focus on your work . The new Chrome extension works the same way, but you don’t need to keep that extra tab open to use it.Read more...
    - 22 hours ago, 23 May 15, 9:00pm -
  • Why You Should Protect Even Your Most Unimportant Data

    Why You Should Protect Even Your Most Unimportant Data

    When it comes to protecting our data, many of us only place a high priority on certain important data like financial information or location. However, even seemingly mundane data can be used to paint a picture if you’re not careful to protect it.Re…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 May 15, 8:00pm -
  • GIFs for Mac Makes Sure You Always Have the Perfect Reaction GIF Handy

    GIFs for Mac Makes Sure You Always Have the Perfect Reaction GIF Handy

    OS X: GIF is a simple, free app for the Mac that lets you search for the perfect GIF at the perfect time, get a link to paste it into a chat or email, or download it to your computer. If you communicate with GIFs (and honestly, who doesn’t at this…
    - 24 hours ago, 23 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • Today's Best Deals: $2 Summer Reading, Surround Sound Starting at $65

    Today's Best Deals: $2 Summer Reading, Surround Sound Starting at $65

    Fill up your Kindle today with books starting at $2, including Water for Elephants. If some of your favorites are on the discount list definitely us know in the comments.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 5:00pm -
  • Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize and Upgrade Your Garage

    Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize and Upgrade Your Garage

    The garage is often a neglected, messy space. With a little organization and a few handy projects, though, we can get much more use out of our garages and also modernize them. Here are our top 10 garage upgrade ideas.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 3:00pm -
  • Use an IKEA Box as a Foldable Laptop Hood for Outdoor Use

    Use an IKEA Box as a Foldable Laptop Hood for Outdoor Use

    If you’ve ever worked outdoors with your laptop, you know how critical it is to get some shade for your screen so you can actually see it. Instead of buying a laptop visor, pick up an IKEA storage box for $6 to serve as your laptop’s foldable sha…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • Learn How to Properly Order and Make Martinis with This Infographic

    Learn How to Properly Order and Make Martinis with This Infographic

    Martini’s are a sophisticated drink, but they can be daunting if you don’t know the ingredients or lingo. This infographic explains everything you need to know about ordering and making one the most iconic cocktails there is.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:30pm -
  • Clear Your Mind Before Bed by Promising to Return to Your Thoughts Later

    Clear Your Mind Before Bed by Promising to Return to Your Thoughts Later

    It’s hard to fall asleep when your mind is going full speed, but you can clear your head of ideas and worries by cutting a deal with yourself.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • Save and Reform Leftover Mozzarella Bits with a Bath In Boiling Water

    Save and Reform Leftover Mozzarella Bits with a Bath In Boiling Water

    When you use a recipe that calls for mozzarella, you sometimes get stuck with a bunch of leftover bits that may not seem too useful. A quick bath in boiling water, however, can help bring all those bits back into a single ball of mozzarella again.Rea…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:30pm -
  • Most Popular Sunscreen: Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch

    Most Popular Sunscreen: Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch

    Neutrogena’s UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen dominated the best sunscreen voting , with more than 2000 of you giving it your nod of approval and numerous glowing recommendations in the comments.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:15pm -
  • Beware of These Pricing Tricks Retailers Use to Fool Your Brain

    Beware of These Pricing Tricks Retailers Use to Fool Your Brain

    Retailers are darn good at inventing tricks to separate us from our money. Whether it be through the price points they choose, how they market their products, or their discounting techniques, they are experts at getting inside our brains and influenc…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:00pm -
  • Take Your Phone For a Swim With This $8 Dry Bag

    Take Your Phone For a Swim With This $8 Dry Bag

    Before you head out to the beach or pool, be sure your phone is protected with this waterproof dry bag. The pouch is transparent, meaning you can still use your phone (including the camera), but it’s certified waterproof up to 100 feet, and will al…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:50pm -
  • TextFlow Adds Tons of Text Formatting Options to OS X

    TextFlow Adds Tons of Text Formatting Options to OS X

    Whether you’re a writer, coder, or simply spend your days writing lots of emails, you tend to need to change text formatting for all kinds of reasons. TextFlow is a set of Automator actions that makes it easy to instantly manipulate text with optio…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:30pm -
  • Google Hangouts for Windows, OS X, and Linux Updated with a New Look

    Google Hangouts for Windows, OS X, and Linux Updated with a New Look

    Windows/Mac/Linux: Google updated the Hangouts Chrome app today with a brand new look that makes it a lot more appealing to use. The new app looks a lot like the Android and iOS versions of Hangouts.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:00pm -

MEMEBURN

  • 9 massive predictions for how tech will impact ‘the next billion’

    9 massive predictions for how tech will impact ‘the next billion’

    Quartz held an impressive event this week with speakers from Uber, frog design and EVRYTHING to name but a few. Titled “The Next Billion”, the conference focused on the challenges and the opportunities society faces with the “new world” we a…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 7:55am -
  • 6 things adland needs to know about SA’s smartphone space

    6 things adland needs to know about SA’s smartphone space

    Cheap smartphones are reshaping consumer behaviour in South Africa faster than many realise. Here’s how to position your brand at the forefront of the trend and create effective platforms for engaging with mobile customers.Most marketers understan…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:00am -
  • 5 simple ways to create an online business map for your startup

    5 simple ways to create an online business map for your startup

    You’ve got a great business model. You’re offering the kind of product or service people will absolutely love and, more importantly, pay money to receive. You know how to practice outstanding customer service. You’re ready to make some money.A…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:35am -
  • 4 common UX mistakes in brand apps (and how to fix them)

    4 common UX mistakes in brand apps (and how to fix them)

    A flawless user experience is a fairytale. Users’ needs are always in flux, and there’s a constant push and pull between mobile designers as to which type of design is best. Yet the UX has the power to make or break a brand’s app.Brands have t…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:35am -
  • Autonomous, flying selfies are here thanks to Lily Throw and Shoot camera

    Autonomous, flying selfies are here thanks to Lily Throw and Shoot camera

    Lily is a new start-up company that hails from Menlo Park, California. With its new and innovative throw-and-shoot flying drone camera (simply named “Lily” or “Lily Camera”) it aims to change the landscape of visual documentation.Antoine Bal…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:30am -
  • Weekly Round Up #23: Spotify, Oculus Rift, Merc meets Apple Watch and WooThemes acquired

    Weekly Round Up #23: Spotify, Oculus Rift, Merc meets Apple Watch and WooThemes acquired

    Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the tech trends, innovation and news from the last few days.This week on BurnCast, Stuart Thomas, Andy Walker, Graham van der Made, and Christopher Wilton speak about Spotify’s new features which i…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:15am -
  • Delta Airlines uses all the memes for new safety video

    Delta Airlines uses all the memes for new safety video

    Over the years, we’ve seen airlines employ a number of interesting tactics to get people interested in their safety instruction videos. Air New Zealand has made extensive use of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit tie-ins. Virgin America meanwhile put tog…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:08am -
  • Chromebook sales will reach 7.3m units in 2015, says Gartner

    Chromebook sales will reach 7.3m units in 2015, says Gartner

    Chromebooks might not be widely popular as yet but it appears that they are starting to claim an increasingly large portion of the market. According to Gartner, Chromebook sales to end users are on pace to reach 7.3-million units in 2015. This is a 2…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 8:22am -
  • Want to see real innovation? Stop wasting time and money on failed projects

    Want to see real innovation? Stop wasting time and money on failed projects

    Innovating should be a priority for all businesses, yet too often, businesses approach innovation with a traditional mindset: they write a business plan, secure investment capital, and then spend months or years developing the idea without knowing if…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 6:31am -
  • Why Automattic’s WooThemes acquisition is so important to South African startup space

    Why Automattic’s WooThemes acquisition is so important to South African startup space

    The acquisition of WordPress theme developer WooThemes, along with its signature ecommerce product WooCommerce, by WordPress.com holding company Automattic is massively important to the South African startup space. At US$30-million, it’s a massive…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 4:40am -

Make Use Of

  • Is an Octa-Core Better than a Quad-Core? Not Always! Android Processors Explained

    Is an Octa-Core Better than a Quad-Core? Not Always! Android Processors Explained

    Buying an Android phone can be overwhelming. As if the sheer variety of choices on offer wasn’t difficult enough, manufacturers use jargon that confuses the buyer. You might think an octa-core processor is better than a quad-core, because eight cor…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • How Facebook is Killing the Open Web

    How Facebook is Killing the Open Web

    The way we use the web is changing. The rise of social networks and apps have created closed silos where people are spending increasing amounts of time, at the expense of the open web. There are a couple of ways for you to be reading this article: yo…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Wi-Fi vs Ethernet: Which Should You Use and Why?

    Wi-Fi vs Ethernet: Which Should You Use and Why?

    The world is going wireless. The lack of clutter and the convenience of being able to connect to the Internet almost anywhere means Wi-Fi is the first choice for anyone who is looking to go online. The emergence of the Internet of Things means that s…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • 15 Can’t-Miss Chrome Extensions for Productivity

    15 Can’t-Miss Chrome Extensions for Productivity

    More Google gold for you! You listed some of your favorite Chrome extensions in one of our recent polls and Dave turned them into a handy list. Today we bring you a few more essential extensions geared toward helping you work better online. For Ke…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • 5 Affordable Websites for Printing Digital Photos Online

    5 Affordable Websites for Printing Digital Photos Online

    Not long ago, one-hour photo shops were declared to be the “disappearingest” business in America. Think about it: when was the last time you went to get a roll of film printed? In fact, there are only 190 of these shops left in the country. Why?…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Adblock Plus Releases a Standalone Android Browser, We Put It to the Test

    Adblock Plus Releases a Standalone Android Browser, We Put It to the Test

    It’s much easier to avoid clicking ads on a desktop than it is on mobile. Accidental taps on ads are a big problem, and some mobile pages get aggressive with ad overlays that only have a tiny little “X” in one corner to close. AdBlock Plus want…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 3:30pm -
  • 3+ Myths Told about Windows that Aren’t True (Anymore)

    3+ Myths Told about Windows that Aren’t True (Anymore)

    While the authors at MakeUseOf carry diverse preferences on computer OSes, we’ve written in defense of Windows, explaining why it’s still a viable option in the world of Mac OS X and Chromebooks. Of course, people continue to hate things they don…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Free Gift Cards, Games & Design Tools: 5 Sites with Great Giveaways

    Free Gift Cards, Games & Design Tools: 5 Sites with Great Giveaways

    Free’s always good, right? If you’re willing to spend some time online, you can find all sorts of things for free. And we love pointing this out. We’ve shown you some obscure tips over the years, like using IFTTT to be notified of freebies or h…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 15, 4:30am -
  • What You Need to Know to Make Your Brand Stand Out on Social Media

    What You Need to Know to Make Your Brand Stand Out on Social Media

    So you’re starting your own business. That’s awesome! It can be a scary journey, but should you make the right moves and perhaps get a little bit lucky, it could be the most rewarding thing you’ve ever done. Now you need to get word about your…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 15, 2:30am -
  • 20 Year Old Bug Breaks Internet Encryption: How To Tell if Your Browser is Affected

    20 Year Old Bug Breaks Internet Encryption: How To Tell if Your Browser is Affected

    A novel encryption bug has surfaced recently, which could pose a threat to online privacy. Dubbed “LogJam,” the bug occurs in the TSL (the Transport Security Layer), an encryption protocol used to authenticate servers and conceal the contents of…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:00pm -
  • The Ongoing War Against Stolen Tweets, And How You Can Help

    The Ongoing War Against Stolen Tweets, And How You Can Help

    People are getting job offers and recognition for their tweets – it’s time to get serious about plagiarism on Twitter. Twitter is important enough that everyone needs it, yet you probably don’t realize how many tweets in your timeline are copi…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • Celebrating 25 Years of Microsoft Solitaire: The History, Rules & a Tournament

    Celebrating 25 Years of Microsoft Solitaire: The History, Rules & a Tournament

    If I was to ask you to think of a timeless computer game, what immediately springs to mind? Perhaps the ultra-violent Doom, or Age of Empires, or even Tomb Raider? How about Microsoft Solitaire? Solitaire – the preserve of procrastinating office wo…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:30pm -
  • How to Get a Better Shave Using Your Android Phone or Tablet

    How to Get a Better Shave Using Your Android Phone or Tablet

    It’s that time again. You just hopped out of bed. You’ve brushed your teeth. You’ve peed. Now it’s time to do something about that five o’clock shadow. Were you ever taught how to do the deed, or have you made do on your own? Do you fee…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About the New Spotify

    Everything You Need to Know About the New Spotify

    Spotify is no longer just a music streaming service. At a mega event in New York, Spotify has launched a bunch of new features, including video streaming and original content, in a bid to become an entertainment hub for its users. Before the event, t…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:30pm -
  • How to Pick the Perfect Book for Children

    How to Pick the Perfect Book for Children

    There is no better gift for children of any age than a book – but once you’ve exhausted your own childhood favorites, where do you turn to for other options? We, naturally, turned  to the Internet and found great online tools for finding the…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:30pm -

ALL THINGS DIGITAL

TECHSUPLEX

  • NewAirtel also issues warning about shutting down service due to fuel scarcity

    Airtel also issues warning about shutting down service due to fuel scarcity

    Following MTN Nigeria’s warning that the current fuel situation in the country was likely to impact on their services, Airtel has also issued a statement to the same effect. An excerpt of the statement reads: “While we are currently doing everyth…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 15, 5:15pm -
  • MTN warns customers to brace up for outages due to fuel scarcity

    MTN warns customers to brace up for outages due to fuel scarcity

    MTN has issued a statement warning customers to brace up for quality degradation and possible outages as a result of the acute fuel scarcity that has hit Nigeria for the past 3 weeks. According to the statement, MTN basestations and network switches…
    - 24 hours ago, 23 May 15, 7:03pm -
  • Easus Data Recovery: Quick Review

    Easus Data Recovery: Quick Review

    The first time I heard about Easus Data Recovery, I was in a fix. My flash drive (the first one I got ever I think, a 512MB drive), crashed. One of those times when the only option available when you plug it in to a computer is to format. Not a biggi…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 2:01pm -
  • Kaymu app makes its way to iOS

    Kaymu app makes its way to iOS

    Rocket internet’s online marketplace, Kaymu, has brought its eBay-style service to iOS users via a new app which debuted on the platform during the week. With the app, Kaymu is hoping to make online shopping accessible to even more people, with g…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:01am -
  • Konga is offering up to 75% purchases off on its mobile only sale next week

    Konga is offering up to 75% purchases off on its mobile only sale next week

    Konga is holding a huge sale next week, with up to 75% off on some selected items starting on the 28th of May to 1st of June 2015. The promotion which it has tagged “Konga’s Big App Sale” will cover deals on automobile, the latest fashion, mo…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:14am -
  • GTBank introduces USSD based money transfer

    GTBank introduces USSD based money transfer

    I personally haven’t walked into a bank to initiate a transfer since I discovered the GTBank mobile bank app, but I am probably a “one percenter.” For other one percenters without internet access, GTBank now also has a solution for you. Probabl…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:28am -
  • Samsung is offering free device repairs this week!

    Samsung is offering free device repairs this week!

    Somehow this one slipped under my radar. Samsung is currently running a free service campaign for all Samsung devices and electronics. The campaign which started on the 15th of May, concludes on the 23rd of May, 2015. During the campaign period, cust…
    - 4 days ago, 20 May 15, 6:22pm -
  • Infinix is launching a new device on the 28th of May

    Infinix is launching a new device on the 28th of May

    Infinix has reached out to let us know that they will be launching a new device into the Nigerian market on the 28th of May, 2015, in time for Jumia’s Mobile Megathon which starts on the 1st of June. Infinix is one of Jumia’s partners on the Mega…
    - 4 days ago, 20 May 15, 6:02pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Impressions

    Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Impressions

    “If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad then,Muhammad must go to the mountain.” On that note, after waiting a few weeks for anyone from Samsung to send one my way to play with, I carried my self to the Samsung store at Shoprite Apo (side note:…
    - 4 days ago, 20 May 15, 5:10pm -
  • Mobile Gambling is Taking Off All Over Africa

    Mobile Gambling is Taking Off All Over Africa

    Africa is slowly but surely developing all its industries across the board. Gambling is no exception with an estimated worth of around $37 billion dollars by 2018. This information was released by the professional service network PWC (Pricewaterhouse…
    - 4 days ago, 20 May 15, 1:08pm -

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TECHNOLOGY BEATS

  • New[GamerTell] Girls Mode 3 is welcoming to players of all ages

    [GamerTell] Girls Mode 3 is welcoming to players of all ages

    [From GamerTell] Girls Mode 3, the latest Style Savvy game, feels like it's not only open to older gamers, but younger ones who have never played a shop simulation before.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • [AppleTell] Celebrate Pac-Man's 35th with the Pac-Man 256 glitch

    [AppleTell] Celebrate Pac-Man's 35th with the Pac-Man 256 glitch

    [From AppleTell] The glitch that ended so many games of Pac-Man in the arcades is now becoming a game itself, allowing aging gamers everywhere to continue their marathon runs (and younger gamers to start them).
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 15, 3:48pm -
  • [AppleTell] Deluxe Comfort rolls out the TAB Roll

    [AppleTell] Deluxe Comfort rolls out the TAB Roll

    [From AppleTell] TAB Roll positions the iPad securely at an infinite range of angles on support surfaces smooth or uneven, including the most comfortable aspect for typing.
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:04pm -
  • [AppleTell] Breach TD coming soon to iOS

    [AppleTell] Breach TD coming soon to iOS

    [From AppleTell] Breach TD from Space Rhino Games—a mix of tower defense, real-time strategy, and MOBA-like gameplay—is coming May 27th to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 1:39pm -

FAST COMPANY

  • After The Fracas Over Hello Barbie, ToyTalk Responds To Its Critics

    After The Fracas Over Hello Barbie, ToyTalk Responds To Its Critics

    CEO Oren Jacob has a few things he'd like to clear up.At New York's Toy Fair, the toy industry's big February trade show, visitors to Mattel's booth were greeted, literally, by Hello Barbie, a Wi-Fi–connected doll that uses speech-recognition techn…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 10:00am -
  • Snapchat Is Hiring Journalists To Cover The 2016 Election

    Snapchat Is Hiring Journalists To Cover The 2016 Election

    And you thought election coverage was ubiquitous in 2012.Snapchat in January began hosting video content from CNN, ESPN, the Daily Mail, and other media organizations. Now, the ephemeral photo-messaging app is gearing up to publish its own video news…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:20pm -
  • American Companies Are One Step Closer To Claiming Asteroid Treasure

    American Companies Are One Step Closer To Claiming Asteroid Treasure

    The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would authorize firms to keep what they mine from asteroids. Welcome to the space rush.Space may be the final frontier, but according to the pesky 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty, celestial bodies may no…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:35pm -
  • See What Times Square And Wall Street Looked Like 100 Years Ago

    See What Times Square And Wall Street Looked Like 100 Years Ago

    See what places like Times Square or Wall Street looked like 100 years ago.Software engineer Dan Vanderkam has embedded a collection of historical photos from the New York Public Library into an awesome interactive map of old New York. If you're a hi…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:00pm -
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    What happened this week? Here's our quiz for May 22, 2015.Did you follow the news this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:45pm -
  • 5 Free Apps That Feel Like The Future Of Work

    5 Free Apps That Feel Like The Future Of Work

    Get organized, find an instant office, manhandle your email, and more with these forward-thinking apps.You don't work like the rest of the world works. You're always one step ahead —sharp, efficient, and never at your desk for more than a few minut…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:30pm -
  • STEM Curriculum Turned Into An Addictive Game

    STEM Curriculum Turned Into An Addictive Game

    With Simple Machines, six interactive worlds illustrate the foundational principles of physics.Levers, pulleys, and wheels—they're tools that outline some of the most foundational principles in physics. But foundational principles are boring. What'…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Can Netflix Make Your TV Smarter?

    Can Netflix Make Your TV Smarter?

    With Netflix Recommended TVs, the streaming company is helping manufacturers make their products as easy to use as, well, Netflix.Brady Gunderson, a director of product development at Netflix, calls 2015 "the year smart TVs got smart."Read Full Story…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:10pm -
  • Smart Bras Aren't As Stupid As They Sound

    Smart Bras Aren't As Stupid As They Sound

    Created by an alum of Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, Sensilk is biometric clothing that takes a decidedly female-centric approach to wearables.For Ashley Tyler, a designer and former director at Ralph Lauren, Nautica, and Levi's, the premise seems so ob…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • Why Designers Must Put Invention First

    Why Designers Must Put Invention First

    To fulfill their potential, designers should create conditions for proactive, not reactive, thinking, argues Paddy Harrington.The business of design tends to be project focused. A task is established, and a designer is hired to complete it. Usually a…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • Is There A Difference Between Liberal And Conservative Typography?

    Is There A Difference Between Liberal And Conservative Typography?

    Are liberals sans-serifs and conservatives serifs? It's not quite that simple anymore.The fonts are called Bulo and Trola. Both mean "hoax" in Spanish. And they were created by the type foundry Tipografies back in 2013 as one core typeface split into…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 11:30am -
  • Has Lunch Ruined Your Productivity?

    Has Lunch Ruined Your Productivity?

    Watch this before you eat that burrito.As anyone who has ever overeaten can tell you, what you eat for lunch greatly affects your productivity for the rest of the day. Did you know that it's better to step away from your desk and go for a quick walk…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 11:00am -
  • The Office Is Watching You

    The Office Is Watching You

    A new generation of "people analytics" tools promises to make offices more self-aware and efficient. Could they also help get you fired?Does your boss even appreciate how much time you're spending in meetings every week? Probably not.Read Full Story…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Leave Your Smartphone Addiction At Home With This Screenless Device That Only Does Phone Calls

    Leave Your Smartphone Addiction At Home With This Screenless Device That Only Does Phone Calls

    The dumb phone is back. But it's a genius solution for escaping the oppression of our always-on economy and just living in the moment for a change.You probably spend more time with a smartphone than anything (or anyone) else: It goes to work with you…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:15am -
  • Who The Most Creative People In Business Follow On Twitter And Instagram

    Who The Most Creative People In Business Follow On Twitter And Instagram

    We asked this year's honorees to share their favorite Twitter and Instagram accounts—and the results will make you smile.The Internet—time suck that it is—also serves as an important source of creative inspiration. We asked Fast Company's Most…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:06am -
  • How Minecraft Inspired Jewelbots, The Programmable Bracelets For Tween Girls

    How Minecraft Inspired Jewelbots, The Programmable Bracelets For Tween Girls

    A wearable that looks like a fashion accessory, but functions like a gaming platform."When people find something they really enjoy, they teach themselves," says Sara Chipps, a serial entrepreneur and former CTO of coding bootcamp the Flatiron School.…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:06am -
  • These Bleakly Beautiful Photos Tell The Story Of A Remote Coal Mining Town Near The North Pole

    These Bleakly Beautiful Photos Tell The Story Of A Remote Coal Mining Town Near The North Pole

    This Soviet-era relic company town still lives and breathes in the Arctic. Climate change could ultimately sink it—or make it fortunes.Located halfway between Norway and the North Pole on a barren island in the Arctic Ocean, the coal mining village…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:00am -
  • How A Nieman Fellow Is Using Flash Drives--Yes, Flash Drives--To Change Cuban Media

    How A Nieman Fellow Is Using Flash Drives--Yes, Flash Drives--To Change Cuban Media

    Only about 5% of people in Cuba have access to the Internet. Elaine Diaz has a creative news distribution strategy: "direct to packet."In Cuba, the constitution says that "the press, radio, television, movies, and other mass media . . . can never be…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:29am -
  • The Good (And Bad) News About Three-Day Weekends

    The Good (And Bad) News About Three-Day Weekends

    Yes, you are about to get an extra day to recharge, but are you cramming more work in beforehand to compensate?Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer—an extra day away from work and a chance to unwind and relax. Or not.Read Full Story…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:17am -
  • 4 Alternatives To Summer Fridays

    4 Alternatives To Summer Fridays

    Are you jealous of friends taking off early every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day? Don't be—note other ways to enjoy summer hours.You just suffered through a long, hot workweek. It's Friday during the summer. Should you stay at work or cut ou…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:00am -

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ENGADGET

  • NewSome of Hollywood's best animatronics are going to auction

    Some of Hollywood's best animatronics are going to auction

    If you're a movie buff who can't get enough of Hollywood's monsters, you might want to brace your wallet for impact. Famed special effects guru Rick Baker is auctioning over 400 items from his collection, including animatronics that were key to liven…
    - 56 mins ago, 24 May 15, 6:02pm -
  • NewClip-on adds gesture control to Pebble Time and Android Wear watches

    Clip-on adds gesture control to Pebble Time and Android Wear watches

    Aria is a small add-on that clips underneath a smartwatch band and lets you control the device with finger gestures. It's an accessory for an accessory, which sounds kind of ridiculous, but it's not like you have a lot of choices when it comes to add…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:07pm -
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: rain lamps and solar-powered pod homes

    Inhabitat's Week in Green: rain lamps and solar-powered pod homes

    Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.Everything about Tesla is groundbreaking, including its direct-sales model. Laws in New Jersey, Ohio, T…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost

    The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost

    Outside of one or two exceptions, most Firefox OS devices have been aimed squarely at the budget crowd -- at folks who would otherwise have to entirely forego smartphoness or tablets. However, Mozilla is ready to switch things up. The organization ha…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 15, 11:11am -
  • NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns

    NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns

    Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too bright, right? Now imagine looking at something with the brightness of 300 trillion suns. That's how intense "the most luminous galaxy found to date" is, so much so that NASA has created a new cl…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 May 15, 8:08am -
  • Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick

    Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick

    Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these days... but how do you know that your DNA data is up to snuff? As of now, there's an easy way to find out. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released reference gene…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 15, 5:22am -
  • NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air

    NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air

    Pardon me while I say something that might not be entirely popular: Software updates are pretty awesome. Maybe not so much for game consoles, but, I digress because the Curiosity rover recently received a patch that improved the autofocus of its "Che…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 May 15, 3:08am -
  • Firefox browser for iOS is almost ready for testing

    Firefox browser for iOS is almost ready for testing

    It's been a long time coming, but Firefox for iOS is nearly here... in a manner of speaking. Mozilla has revealed that it's about to conduct a "limited" beta test of the web browser, and has already posted source code for early testers. The organizat…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 May 15, 1:05am -
  • CIA shuts down program using spy satellites to track climate change

    CIA shuts down program using spy satellites to track climate change

    For most of the past two decades, a handful of climate change scientists have had the CIA's MEDEA (Measurement of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis) program as an ace in the hole: they could draw on classified info from spy satellites and subs to…
    - 20 hours ago, 23 May 15, 11:02pm -
  • DOJ lays down some privacy rules for feds flying drones

    DOJ lays down some privacy rules for feds flying drones

    The Justice Department promises to keep a closer eye on how its agencies are using drones from now on -- after all, they can be useful in nabbing suspects, but they can also be used as a tool to abuse power. In its new five-page policy guidance, the…
    - 22 hours ago, 23 May 15, 8:57pm -

THE NEXT WEB

  • NewInstagram’s cool questioned as it starts emailing users with ‘Highlights’

    Instagram’s cool questioned as it starts emailing users with ‘Highlights’

    Instagram has started sending out ‘Highlights’ emails to some users. The emails, er, ‘highlight’ things they may have missed from accounts that they follow. As TechCrunch’s Josh Constine, who spotted the development, noted, it could help dr…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 May 15, 5:56pm -
  • NewHow Beatport hopes to become the home of electronic music

    How Beatport hopes to become the home of electronic music

    SFX Entertainment hopes to turn its subsidiary Beatport into the home of electronic music, its COO Greg Consiglio declared on stage at International Music Summit’s latest trade conference, IMS Ibiza. Talking to industry professionals attending the…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:15pm -
  • Killing the business card with an email

    Killing the business card with an email

    For almost as long as there have been internet tech startups, there have been people trying to kill the business card. While the inefficient, environmentally dubious practice of exchanging a piece of dead tree with someone else definitely needs to en…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 15, 3:00pm -
  • Why writing is like flossing

    Why writing is like flossing

    Believe it or not, building an effective writing habit is just like regularly flossing your teeth. Or at least that’s what Stanford University habits guru BJ Fogg believes. Fogg is interested in how we get in the habit of doing things and thinks th…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 15, 1:12pm -
  • Learn to code iOS 8 apps with this comprehensive course for only $89

    Learn to code iOS 8 apps with this comprehensive course for only $89

    Some of the biggest tech news of last year was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you. The course is suitable for beginne…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 15, 12:05pm -
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: Peter Huber’s Orwell’s Revenge review

    Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: Peter Huber’s Orwell’s Revenge review

    Mark Zuckerberg’s 9th pick for his Year of Books is Peter Huber’s Orwell’s Revenge, a response to George Orwell’s classic, 1984, which defends the free market and defends modern technology’s benevolence. WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IG…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 May 15, 9:54am -
  • 50 email newsletters you need to know about

    50 email newsletters you need to know about

    While email consistently gets a bad rap for being a productivity killer, we beg to differ. Below you’ll find a list of the 50 newsletters that we look forward to getting every week in our inbox. News ReadThisThing One fantastic piece of journalism…
    - 24 hours ago, 23 May 15, 7:06pm -
  • Change ‘we’ to ‘I’

    Change ‘we’ to ‘I’

    Recently I had an interesting conversation with someone who works at a bigger company. We spoke about inefficiencies at different levels, and how to get shit done. He said something that made an impression: “Change ‘we’ or ‘us’ to ‘I’ a…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 5:01pm -
  • Watch: The end of privacy – ‘If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to live for’

    Watch: The end of privacy – ‘If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to live for’

    XPRIZE‘s competitions touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like healthcare, oceanography and even space exploration. The organization is currently designing a competition in the field of cybersecurity. In this three-part seri…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 3:28pm -
  • From co-founder to ousted CEO of 500px: Trials, errors, and lessons learned

    From co-founder to ousted CEO of 500px: Trials, errors, and lessons learned

    Started in the early 2000s as a community on the LiveJournal blogging platform, 500px has become one of the most popular places in the internet to store professional and amateur photos, with more than 50 million images in its archives. Its history, h…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 2:05pm -

CONSUMER TECH NEWS

  • Android M To Bring Along Fingerprint Scanning Support

    Android M To Bring Along Fingerprint Scanning Support

    While HTC’s attempt with fingerprint scanner has been a hit and miss affair, Samsung seems to be the successful one and (almost) mastered the technology in its own way. The Korean giant did all of this by itself, even without an ecosystem (Android)…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:34pm -
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i To Go On Open Sale On May 25 and 26

    Xiaomi Mi 4i To Go On Open Sale On May 25 and 26

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to bring its Mi 4i to its customers through an open sale on Flipkart.This means that, the smartphone which gained popularity recently for its good specs and cheaper price will now be available for purchase…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 11:50am -
  • Outlook For Windows 10 Gets A Big Update

    Outlook For Windows 10 Gets A Big Update

    Piece by piece we are now beginning to see how quickly Microsoft is progressing with Windows 10 for phones. While the builds have begun rolling out a lot quicker, so is the amount of progress towards completion and finally with build 10080, we have t…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:51am -
  • Google Tone Lets You Share URLs Via Sound

    Google Tone Lets You Share URLs Via Sound

    The Internet giant Google has recently come up with a new plug-in for its Chrome browser allowing people to share links with each other.Named as Google Tone, the new Chrome extension is said to be a very easy way to share links among people and the…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:47am -
  • Microsoft May Soon Come Up With A Light Weight Email App Called 'Flow'

    Microsoft May Soon Come Up With A Light Weight Email App Called 'Flow'

    It looks like Microsoft is on the works developing a new smartphone app called Flow.Flow, which is said to be a light weight email application works similar to a chat app allowing users to have fast, fluid, natural conversations with no subject line…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:22am -
  • Google Apologizes For Its Racial Slur Related Maps Mess

    Google Apologizes For Its Racial Slur Related Maps Mess

    Post the whole Android robot peeing on Apple logo episode on Google Maps, Google encountered another “bigger problem” a few days ago. Strangely, this had nothing to do with a user, but Google’s own Maps search mechanism.As reported by CNET, Go…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 7:13am -
  • Google Updates The Android Wear App On Google Play

    Google Updates The Android Wear App On Google Play

    After nearly a month since Google unveiled some major updates to Android Wear, the Internet giant has finally come up with an update to its Android Wear app too.With this update, Google has finally introduced WiFi support and a host of other new fea…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:30am -
  • Sony May Take Its Xperia Z4 Global After Hong Kong And Taiwan Launch

    Sony May Take Its Xperia Z4 Global After Hong Kong And Taiwan Launch

    While Sony got everyone excited with the launch of its Xperia Z4 in Japan a few weeks ago, the excitement died out soon when it made things clear that the flagship was not heading elsewhere.Well, today there is plenty of news coming from the media i…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:49am -
  • Apple iPhone 6s And 6s Plus May Get Announced Earlier In August

    Apple iPhone 6s And 6s Plus May Get Announced Earlier In August

    Apple will be announcing its new iPhone 6s lineup of smartphones a month earlier this year, states famed KGI Securities analyst, Kuo Ming-chi. The analyst is known for his accurate predictions in the past, so there is a big chance that Apple may in f…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:42am -
  • BBM For iOS Will Soon Let You Edit Your Messages After Delivery

    BBM For iOS Will Soon Let You Edit Your Messages After Delivery

    BlackBerry is rolling out a new update for its BlackBerry Messenger for iOS that comes with an upgraded Timed Message feature. While this is no TigerText, what BlackBerry has pulled off for an existing messaging platform is indeed impressive.The new…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 2:21pm -
  • Things I Miss On Latest Smartphones

    Things I Miss On Latest Smartphones

    These days smartphones are so powerful that they give complex to computers. Be it octa-core processors, Quad HD screens, GBs of RAM, you get it all in here. Today, phones offer more features than you would like to bother with. Still, there's somethin…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 12:21pm -
  • Google May Announce Its New Photo Sharing App During I/O 2015

    Google May Announce Its New Photo Sharing App During I/O 2015

    As a new way to fight off its competitors, Google is expected to unveil a new online photo-sharing service during the I/O developers' conference later this month.The new service by Google will reportedly allow users to post images to social networki…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 12:01pm -
  • Samsung President Denies Sluggish S6 Sales; Note 5 To Launch As Usual

    Samsung President Denies Sluggish S6 Sales; Note 5 To Launch As Usual

    Samsung Electronics President, Shin Jong-kyun has shot down rumours about the Samsung Note 5 showing up earlier this year to make up for bad sales of the Galaxy S6. The head stated that the Galaxy S6 flagship was doing better than ever and has even s…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 11:04am -
  • Facebook Messenger's Video Calling Feature Now Goes Worldwide

    Facebook Messenger's Video Calling Feature Now Goes Worldwide

    After a long wait, the social media titan Facebook came with an update for its Messenger app with video calling feature.Being launched a month ago, the Facebook Messenger's video calling feature was started in 18 countries including Belgium, Canada,…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:30am -
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Might Come With Fingerprint Sensor

    Samsung Galaxy A8 Might Come With Fingerprint Sensor

    After rumours surfacing about the expansion of Samsung's Galaxy A series of devices, we expect the new Galaxy A8 to come with a fingerprint sensor and a premium finish.Sammobile suspects the new yet-to-be-released Galaxy A8 to feature a 5.7 inch Ful…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 9:35am -
  • OnePlus 2 Spotted On Geekbench; Specs Revealed

    OnePlus 2 Spotted On Geekbench; Specs Revealed

    While we are all expecting OnePlus to unveil its Snapdragon 810-powered OnePlus 2 smartphone in the third quarter of this year, testers seemed to have leaked out the details of this mysterious OnePlus handset.The details leaked out, thanks to Geekbe…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 9:35am -
  • No Invites Required To Buy Lenovo A6000 Plus On Monday And Tuesday

    No Invites Required To Buy Lenovo A6000 Plus On Monday And Tuesday

    Lenovo A6000 Plus which recently debuted via Flipkart is said to be available in an open sale on May 25 and 26.This is the first time since the launch of the device that the company is holding an open sale instead of the more common flash sale model.…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 6:29am -
  • Google Outs Limited Edition Skrillex Live Cases

    Google Outs Limited Edition Skrillex Live Cases

    Google has ventured into a new area of building smartphone accessories with Grammy Award winning music director, Skrillex. The new accessory is what Google calls a Live Case, one that not only protects your smartphone from bumps and scratches but als…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 5:53am -
  • Virtual Reality Headsets To Watch Out For

    Virtual Reality Headsets To Watch Out For

    Virtual reality has intrigued a lot of innovators over years. In 90s, Nintendo tried to make VR mainstream with its Virtual Boy gaming system. However, due to the technological limitations, the product didn't live up to the expectations. After that m…
    - 4 days ago, 20 May 15, 1:30pm -
  • Apple Renews Maps Contract With TomTom

    Apple Renews Maps Contract With TomTom

    While Apple fans are still searching for a sign of hope that Apple will acquire Nokia’s HERE Maps, the company has once again proved them wrong. Today TomTom, one of Apple’s providers of its Maps app’s data overlay, made an announcement that Ap…
    - 4 days ago, 20 May 15, 12:31pm -

TECH DIGEST TV

  • ALCATEL ONETOUCH launches entry level PIXI 3 (3.5) in the UK

    ALCATEL ONETOUCH launches entry level PIXI 3 (3.5) in the UK

    ALCATEL ONETOUCH has announced the UK release of the smallest smartphone in the third generation of its PIXI family, the PIXI 3 (3.5). Aimed at the first time smartphone user, the PIXI 3 (3.5) features a 3.5inch display, runs on the Android Kitkat op…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 3:07pm -
  • Sphero launches Darkside connected toy – Ollie’s mischievous alter-ego!

    Sphero launches Darkside connected toy – Ollie’s mischievous alter-ego!

    Connected toy company Sphero has announced its latest toy Darkside is now available on Firebox for £99.99. Billed as mischievous alter-ego of Ollie, which launched last Autumn, Darkside is the first toy in the Sphero family designed with a persona…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:56pm -
  • Yota Phone 2 is world’s first dual screen smartphone and e-reader

    Yota Phone 2 is world’s first dual screen smartphone and e-reader

    Mobile phone company Yota has developed what it’s claiming is the world’s first dual-screen always-on smartphone. Combining the features of a premium Android smartphone with the benefits of an Electronic Paper Display so you don’t have to carr…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:23am -
  • Optoma unveils ultra short throw projectors for big pictures in small rooms

    Optoma unveils ultra short throw projectors for big pictures in small rooms

    Available in 1080p and WXGA resolution Interactive and standard models available Fast and simple set-up – preassembled wall mount and auto calibration Super bright lumens 16W built-in speaker Large images from a short distance Multiple connections…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 2:23pm -
  • Happy Birthday PAC-MAN – he’s 35 tomorrow

    Happy Birthday PAC-MAN – he’s 35 tomorrow

    Amazingly it’s 35 years tomorrow since arcade game Pac-man was unleashed on the world in an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. That makes him the same age as Kim Kardashian West, Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatu…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 2:07pm -
  • EE promises world’s largest festival mobile charging operation at Glastonbury

    EE promises world’s largest festival mobile charging operation at Glastonbury

    Hopefully you shouldn’t have to worry about running out of juice at this year’s Glastonbury Festival as EE has signed up for its third year as the official technology and communications partner with what it promises is the world’s largest fest…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:38am -
  • Monster introduces floating speaker – perfect for swimming pool parties

    Monster introduces floating speaker – perfect for swimming pool parties

    At first I thought they must be pulling my leg. But it seems that a floating speaker is actually a thing. Well it is now. Called the SuperStar BackFloat, this high-performance floatable – and portable – speaker is of course waterproof and is ava…
    - 4 days ago, 20 May 15, 2:34pm -

Tech Eye

  • Software in India sees a surge

    Software in India sees a surge

    Enterprise software sales in India grew by eight percent last year.And it seems like the only way for sales there is up, according to a report from market research company Gartner.Bhavish Sood, a Gartner research director, said that improvement in…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 3:42pm -
  • Microsoft tried to bully UK government

    Microsoft tried to bully UK government

    A report said that Microsoft put pressure on the UK government after the Conservative Party said it would move government computers to use open source software.According to Bloomberg, Steve Hilton, David Cameron’s former director of strategy, said…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:31pm -
  • Microsoft reacts to Chromebook challenge

    Microsoft reacts to Chromebook challenge

    Yesterday we reported that sales of Chromebooks using the ChromeOS are beginning to take off worldwide and challenging sales of Windows based notebooks.But the Redmond software giant is not sitting back and watching revenues drop passively, accordin…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:18pm -
  • Hardcopy sales take a dip

    Hardcopy sales take a dip

    In 1975 pundits were telling us we’d all soon be working in a paperless office but 40 years on that just isn’t the case.And although the worldwide hardcopy market fell slightly in the first quarter of this year, the industry still managed to shi…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:43am -
  • HP sells Chinese stake

    HP sells Chinese stake

    News from the wires this morning is that the maker of expensive printer ink, HP, has sold off some Chinese stake.We knew that the company was desperate to make money again, but we did not really expect a push into the takeaway market.… Read the r…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:23am -
  • Toshiba gets deeper in trouble

    Toshiba gets deeper in trouble

    Toshiba has widened its investigation into its accounting practices in its TV, computer and chip businesses.Its probing teams of Ninja accountants have already turned up irregularities that led to profits being overstated by at least $415 million…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:22am -
  • American-Israeli researchers build better Tor

    American-Israeli researchers build better Tor

    A team of American and Israeli academics has come up with a flavour of Tor which is tougher for the NSA or GCHQ to hack.Dubbed Astoria, the software reduces the number of vulnerable circuits from 58 percent to 5.8 percent.… Read the rest
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:19am -
  • Samsung announces IMDB memory

    Samsung announces IMDB memory

    Samsung, for the second year in a row, selected the Bentley Reserve (Old Mint) in San Francisco as the venue for announcing a series of products ranging from IoT Artik single mini board computing systems to support for massive In-Memory Database (IMD…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:09am -
  • Aussie ISPs help customers fight Big Content

    Aussie ISPs help customers fight Big Content

    An Aussie ISP has come up with a fair dinkum way of killing off copyright trolls.Forced by Aussie law to bend over and give big studios what they want, Aussie ISPs feel that their customers are wide open to speculative copyright trolls.… Read the…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:13am -
  • Scientists say you’re on your own, suckers

    Scientists say you’re on your own, suckers

    A security expert at a leading American university has concluded that you’re on your own if you want to stay safe using the internet.Michigan State University faculty member Saleem Alhabash is a member of a team which researches ways to make the w…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 2:32pm -

TechPINIONS

  • The Next Roomba May Recognize All Your Crap

    The Next Roomba May Recognize All Your Crap

    iRobot CEO Colin Angle says his company will bring a home-mapping robot to market by the end of the year. The post The Next Roomba May Recognize All Your Crap appeared first on WIRED.
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 15, 11:00am -
  • At Last, Classy Parisian Lady Types Get Their Own Gadgets

    At Last, Classy Parisian Lady Types Get Their Own Gadgets

    The collection is undeniably feminine yet manages to avoid the cheap “girly” marketing tricks. The post At Last, Classy Parisian Lady Types Get Their Own Gadgets appeared first on WIRED.
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Here Are Your WIRED Star Wars Challenges for Week 4

    Here Are Your WIRED Star Wars Challenges for Week 4

    Only 208 days remain until the new 'Star Wars' movie. We have a few ideas for how you can pass the time. The post Here Are Your WIRED Star Wars Challenges for Week 4 appeared first on WIRED.
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Shocker: Americans Don’t Think Their Data Can Stay Private

    Shocker: Americans Don’t Think Their Data Can Stay Private

    So many hacks, so few days in the week to write alarming stories about every one. The post Shocker: Americans Don’t Think Their Data Can Stay Private appeared first on WIRED.
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Thanks, OpenTable, But I Like Being an Anonymous Diner

    Thanks, OpenTable, But I Like Being an Anonymous Diner

    Paying your tab with an app is hassle-free, but the convenience comes at a cost. The post Thanks, OpenTable, But I Like Being an Anonymous Diner appeared first on WIRED.
    - 10 hours ago, 24 May 15, 9:15am -
  • Turns Out There a Lot of Academics Studying Photo Filters

    Turns Out There a Lot of Academics Studying Photo Filters

    There's way, way more behind why we use filters and love to look at them than you thought. The post Turns Out There a Lot of Academics Studying Photo Filters appeared first on WIRED.
    - 10 hours ago, 24 May 15, 9:09am -
  • The Senate Fails to Reform NSA Spying, Votes Against USA Freedom Act

    The Senate Fails to Reform NSA Spying, Votes Against USA Freedom Act

    A last-minute bid to reform NSA spying before lawmakers break for a week-long recess failed early Saturday morning after hours of debate and filibuster overnight when Senate lawmakers voted 57-42 against the USA Freedom Act. Senator Mitch McConnell t…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 1:19pm -
  • This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns

    This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns

    Increasingly rapid advances in AI have given Stuart Russell's concerns heightened urgency. The post This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Google Maps Is Racist Because the Internet Is Racist

    Google Maps Is Racist Because the Internet Is Racist

    A slur recently showed up on Google Maps, and it was the work of trolls. It was the work of algorithms. The post Google Maps Is Racist Because the Internet Is Racist appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 11:00am -
  • While You Were Offline: We’d Like to Buy Furiosa a Coke

    While You Were Offline: We’d Like to Buy Furiosa a Coke

    This week the Internet showed us that we were shortchanged by puberty. The post While You Were Offline: We’d Like to Buy Furiosa a Coke appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Design FX: The Magic Behind Tomorrowland’s 6-Minute Jetpack Shot

    Design FX: The Magic Behind Tomorrowland’s 6-Minute Jetpack Shot

    See how Industrial Light & Magic created the futuristic tech and magical world in Brad Bird’s 'Tomorrowland.' The post Design FX: The Magic Behind Tomorrowland’s 6-Minute Jetpack Shot appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 11:00am -
  • It’s Finally Time to Say Goodbye to Hellraiser’s Pinhead

    It’s Finally Time to Say Goodbye to Hellraiser’s Pinhead

    In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, horror author Clive Barker talks about writing one last Pinhead story in his new novel. The post It’s Finally Time to Say Goodbye to Hellraiser’s Pinhead appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Space Photos of the Week: A Star Named Nasty

    Space Photos of the Week: A Star Named Nasty

    Space Photos of the Week, May 17-23. A beautiful shot of the Medusa Nebula and a star named Nasty. The post Space Photos of the Week: A Star Named Nasty appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Inside the Obsessive World of Artisanal Cocktail Ice

    Inside the Obsessive World of Artisanal Cocktail Ice

    There's an all-out ninja battle going on at our finer urban cocktail establishments, and the prize at the center is a beautiful block of ice. The post Inside the Obsessive World of Artisanal Cocktail Ice appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 10:25am -
  • Silk Road: The Untold Story

    Silk Road: The Untold Story

    The story of Silk Road, how it grew into a $1.2 billion operation, and how federal law enforcement shut it down. The post Silk Road: The Untold Story appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 10:00am -
  • Gadget Lab Podcast: Spotify Sings a New Tune

    Gadget Lab Podcast: Spotify Sings a New Tune

    This week, the hosts go deep on the changes at Spotify. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Spotify Sings a New Tune appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 11:21pm -
  • What the Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Is Going to Kill

    What the Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Is Going to Kill

    The Santa Barbara oil spill is going to kill a lot of animals. A lot. The post What the Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Is Going to Kill appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:58pm -
  • Watch a Captivating CGI Trip Through Outer Space

    Watch a Captivating CGI Trip Through Outer Space

    A good opening title sequence doesn’t just preface a narrative. It’s a mini story unto itself. The post Watch a Captivating CGI Trip Through Outer Space appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:16pm -
  • Meet the All-Female Team on a Quest to Shake Up Indy Racing

    Meet the All-Female Team on a Quest to Shake Up Indy Racing

    This is Grace Autosport, an IndyCar team that will attempt to build its organization around females. The post Meet the All-Female Team on a Quest to Shake Up Indy Racing appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:53pm -
  • Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before the iPhone, Anyone Who Was Anyone Rocked a Sidekick

    Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before the iPhone, Anyone Who Was Anyone Rocked a Sidekick

    T-Mobile tried hard to position the Sidekick not as a toy for geeks and business people, but as a cool lifestyle gadget. The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before the iPhone, Anyone Who Was Anyone Rocked a Sidekick appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:33pm -

GIZMAG

  • In pictures: Rubber, metal and mud at Overland Expo West 2015

    In pictures: Rubber, metal and mud at Overland Expo West 2015

    Gizmag traveled to last week's Overland Expo West in Northern Arizona to explore the latest in 4x4s and adventure campers. In contrast to last year's warm, beautiful weather, this year was cold and rainy with a touch of snow, creating tire-swa…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:58am -
  • The Sound Torch fires up your music ... literally

    The Sound Torch fires up your music ... literally

    The Sound Torch is a portable Bluetooth speaker that adds a unique visual element to your listening experience thanks to a built-in pyro board, which fires up in different formations based on the music being played. .. Continue Reading The Sou…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 May 15, 12:27am -
  • Scientists create world's first fully-artificial molecular pump

    Scientists create world's first fully-artificial molecular pump

    All living organisms – human, animal, or otherwise – continuously move molecules around their cells. It's a crucial mechanism of life, vital for feeding cells the proteins they need to function. And now scientists at Northwestern Universit…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 May 15, 12:15am -
  • Kyocera Torque G02 is an Android phone with a knack for underwater photography

    Kyocera Torque G02 is an Android phone with a knack for underwater photography

    Kyocera is continuing with its mission to make tough (often affordable) phones. The company's latest rugged device is the Torque G02, which Kyocera claims is the first sea water-resistant smartphone... Continue Reading Kyocera Torque G02 is an…
    - 22 hours ago, 23 May 15, 8:59pm -
  • Dent Bot to protect vehicles from parking lot mishaps

    Dent Bot to protect vehicles from parking lot mishaps

    Dent Bot is a concept design aimed at protecting cars against carpark dents, dings, and scratches by means of a deployable set of buffers that ward off open doors and other hazards... Continue Reading Dent Bot to protect vehicles from parking…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 10:39am -
  • Ricoh develops energy-generating rubber

    Ricoh develops energy-generating rubber

    As digital technology becomes more ubiquitous and the Internet of Things takes shape, the question of how to power it all becomes more pressing. Japanese technology firm Ricoh is looking at its new "energy-generating rubber" as one solution. A…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 15, 12:59am -
  • WaterBlade aims to have fitness buffs walking on water

    WaterBlade aims to have fitness buffs walking on water

    There are already human-powered devices that allow you to walk on water, plus there are electric motor-powered stand-up paddleboards. The WaterBlade, however, appears to bridge the gap between the two. It's a floating platform that you stand…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:38pm -
  • Thought-controlled robotic arm reacts faster and more smoothly than its predecessors

    Thought-controlled robotic arm reacts faster and more smoothly than its predecessors

    Although we've definitely seen a number of thought-controlled prosthetic arms before, most of those have been activated by implants in the user's motor cortex, which is the brain's movement-control center. The arms' resulting movements have…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:22pm -
  • Pop Brixton houses local businesses in an upcycled shipping container campus

    Pop Brixton houses local businesses in an upcycled shipping container campus

    A new pop-up local business campus is set to open in Brixton, London, UK. Pop Brixton will be home to local independent start-ups and small businesses. It will be housed in a temporary shipping container village, but it is the project's eth…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 7:08pm -
  • CryoSat detects heavy Antarctic ice loss

    CryoSat detects heavy Antarctic ice loss

    The ESA CryoSat mission has detected significant ice loss in a usually stable Antarctic region. The data recorded by the satellite revealed how multiple glaciers along the Southern Antarctic Peninsula started shedding ice in the 2009, with…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:05pm -
  • Radian 2 offers Bluetooth-controlled motion time-lapse photography

    Radian 2 offers Bluetooth-controlled motion time-lapse photography

    The Radian 2 is a time-lapse motion-controller which improves on its predecessor with the addition of wireless Bluetooth programming from iOS or Android devices, and camera control via USB. Multiple devices can be used together for multi-axis…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 2:38pm -
  • Butter Boss lets you butter like a boss

    Butter Boss lets you butter like a boss

    Whether you need to spread it, measure it or slice it, a new device is claiming to make the process of using butter simpler. The Butter Boss is described as being like a "Chapstick for your butter," gradually dispensing it for easy use... Cont…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:51pm -
  • Endless is a mini PC aimed at the developing world

    Endless is a mini PC aimed at the developing world

    Endless is a crowdfunded mini PC that's founded on the idea of turning a user's television set into fully functional PCs. It runs on a proprietary operating system and will launch with a library of apps that work both on and offline... Continu…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:24pm -
  • Survival Laces put a fire starting kit on your feet

    Survival Laces put a fire starting kit on your feet

    When out in the wilderness, it can be a good idea to take along a backup fire-maker, just in case your matches get damp or rubbing sticks gets you nowhere. With this in mind, Survival Laces include a small fire starting kit, and some fishing l…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:35pm -
  • Inside the weird, wonderful and award-winning Melbourne School of Design

    Inside the weird, wonderful and award-winning Melbourne School of Design

    There was more than a touch of irony about the University of Melbourne's old architecture building. As the breeding ground for generations of Australia's designers and builders, the plain brick building had come to be known as one of the campu…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:33am -
  • DrumPants as a trigger-activated communication system

    DrumPants as a trigger-activated communication system

    DrumPants, the wireless device that converts your pants into a wearable MIDI controller and music sequencer, can now bring a different kind of music to the ears of those around you. Its creators have recently started a beta test program that u…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:44am -
  • KFC saves phones from greasy fingers with tray liner keyboard

    KFC saves phones from greasy fingers with tray liner keyboard

    Texting is so much a part of modern life that some people can't even pause for a meal of fried chicken without sending a message. As part of an advertising campaign and in an effort to avoid an epidemic of greasy smartphone screens, KFC resta…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:23am -
  • Real-time sonic boom display moves closer to cockpit integration

    Real-time sonic boom display moves closer to cockpit integration

    The Concorde may be just a memory, but some aircraft manufacturers still see supersonic aircraft as the future of civilian aviation. To allow for widespread supersonic flight over populated areas without shattering windows and frightening chic…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 7:04am -
  • Things heat up for self-destructing electronic devices

    Things heat up for self-destructing electronic devices

    Expanding on previous research into electronic devices that dissolve in water once they have reached the end of their useful life, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new type of "transient" electronic device that self-d…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:45am -
  • Patent drawings reveal shape of Maserati's SUV plans

    Patent drawings reveal shape of Maserati's SUV plans

    There’s been no secret that Maserati is working on an SUV derived from the Kubang concept of 2011, although original plans to have it on sale in 2014 have fallen by the wayside. The latest rumors suggest the Levante SUV will take its bow at…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:23am -
  • New class of "non-Joulian magnets" have potential to revolutionize electronics

    New class of "non-Joulian magnets" have potential to revolutionize electronics

    Magnets are at the heart of much of our technology, and their properties are exploited in a myriad ways across a vast range of devices, from simple relays to enormously complex particle accelerators. A new class of magnets discovered by sc…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:39am -
  • LG Watch Urbane vs. Moto 360: Quick look

    LG Watch Urbane vs. Moto 360: Quick look

    We might see some new Android Wear gear next week at Google I/O. But until then, the LG Watch Urbane and Moto 360 are two of your best Wear smartwatches. We have both in house, so let's take a quick look... Continue Reading LG Watch Urbane vs.…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:37am -
  • Horseshoe bat-inspired sonar system could outperform current tech

    Horseshoe bat-inspired sonar system could outperform current tech

    While just about everyone knows that bats locate prey in the dark using echolocation, one thing that many people may not realize is the fact that horseshoe bats are particularly good at it. With this in mind, engineers at Virginia Tech are n…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:20pm -
  • Nobot wants to put people to work ... in robot form

    Nobot wants to put people to work ... in robot form

    We hear plenty of discussion about robots taking over our jobs, so it's a refreshing change to hear about a robot designed to create them instead. Its name is Nobot, and what makes this machine unique is that it's largely controlled remotel…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 7:26pm -
  • Should you fear aspartame?

    Should you fear aspartame?

    Soft drink giant PepsiCo recently announced its plans to stop sweetening Diet Pepsi with aspartame in response to growing consumer concern, yet the company, regulators and many medical authorities say the potential detrimental effect of the ar…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 7:00pm -

Digital TRENDS

  • NewDisney will expand its MagicBands technology, exploring use of other wearables
    Tom Staggs, chief operating officer of The Walt Disney Co., recently said the company will expand the use of its smart wristband technology in varied forms beyond its flagship resort in Orlando, Florida to other Disney resorts, according to Reuters.…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:40pm -
  • NewBest Emulators (NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and more)
    Emulators are great way to tap into both the retro and modern gaming markets without a console. We've chosen the best of the best so you can cut to the chase and get your game on. The post Best Emulators (NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and more) appeared f…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:15pm -
  • NewThe Void will use reality to transport you to a virtual world
    Virtual reality headsets can create immersive visuals, but they can't mimic the physicality of a virtual world. That's a problem The Void seeks to solve by blending the VR experience with custom-built physical playgrounds. The post The Void will use…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:15pm -
  • NewEverything we know about Ultra HD Blu-ray, the sharpest way to watch at home
    In the year 2000, we began ditching our VHS tapes for DVDs. In 2006, Blu-ray brought high-definition video to flat-screen TVs everywhere. Now we’re about to take another step forward with the arrival of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players.  That’…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 15, 4:15pm -
  • The NSA begins to shut down its phone surveillance program after Senate gridlock
    The National Security Agency (NSA) has begun the process of winding down its controversial bulk collection of U.S. phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a way to temporarily extend the surveillance program, which expires at midnight June…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 15, 3:20pm -
  • Apple has sold 2.5 million smartwatches, but demand has dipped
    No one knows for sure how many smartwatches Apple is selling, but plenty of firms are ready to take an educated guess — and it looks like sales have dipped after an initial surge of interest. The post Apple has sold 2.5 million smartwatches, but de…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:04pm -
  • Touchscreen PCs and laptops are all the rage, but are they worth the hype?
    Touchscreen PCs and laptops are everywhere, but with so many different options and potential applications, how do you know the technology is right for you? The post Touchscreen PCs and laptops are all the rage, but are they worth the hype? appeared f…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 15, 1:15pm -
  • This is the farthest anyone has ever gone on a hoverboard
    A Canadian inventor has gone four times farther on a hoverboard than anyone ever has before — though we don't know much more about his futuristic mode of transportation or how it works. The post This is the farthest anyone has ever gone on a hoverb…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 15, 11:02am -
  • Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Eye-tracking VR headsets, folding 3D printers
    Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Eye-tracking VR headsets, folding 3D…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 May 15, 10:15am -
  • Android M rumored to include update guarantees for supported devices
    The latest pre-Google I/O rumor to surface online says that Google is going to set official update and security patch windows for its mobile OS, starting with the roll out of Android M. The post Android M rumored to include update guarantees for supp…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 May 15, 10:08am -
  • 5 addicting iPhone games you should play this week
    When it comes to the App Store, it can be challenging to find the best iPhone games, so to help you discover the best of what's available, here's our roundup of our favorite new games. The post 5 addicting iPhone games you should play this week appea…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 May 15, 12:15am -
  • Best Blu-ray discs to show off your Home Theater
    What's the point of having all of that awesome home theater gear if you can't breed a little jealousy from your friends and family? We've put together this list of badass Blu-rays that have the goods to drop a few jaws, and make your home theater fly…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 May 15, 12:15am -
  • Live like the Gatsbys in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s former home for $3.9 million
    Great Gatsby-philes take note: F. Scott Fitzgerald's former home, where he dreamed up the novel, is for sale. You'll need Gatsby-levels of wealth to purchase the Long Island home, though: It costs just under $3.9 million. The post Live like the Gats…
    - 22 hours ago, 23 May 15, 8:56pm -
  • ‘This is your secret.’ The forbidden stories that Crimson Peak actors can never share
    Guillermo del Toro, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam open up about closing out their fellow cast members from knowing the full extent of their secretive Crimson Peak characters. The post ‘This is your secret.’ The forbidden stories that Crimson…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 May 15, 8:15pm -
  • Widen your resolution (and wallet) with the these ultra-wide, 21:9 monitors
    Check out our picks for the best ultra-wide, 21:9 monitors, so you can make professional video edits or simply soak in the expanded real estate with your favorite widescreen movie. The post Widen your resolution (and wallet) with the these ultra-wide…
    - 24 hours ago, 23 May 15, 7:15pm -
  • Get a load of Yamaha’s four new affordable V79 series network receivers
    Yamaha adds four new network AV receivers to the company's affordable V79 series, offering a wealth of features including multiple wireless streaming options, top-of-the-line 4K passthrough, high resolution audio compatibility, and much more. The pos…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 5:15pm -
  • In a slump? This smart stool improves your posture
    The Zami Smart Stool can help you improve your posture and give you real-time feedback along the way. The stool has sensors that communicate with the Zami app and send data directly to your smartphone. The post In a slump? This smart stool improves…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 5:00pm -
  • Gaming with guidance: How to set up parental controls on modern consoles, handhelds, and computers
    We offer the easiest ways to lock your kids out from inappropriate game content on all current dedicated gaming consoles. The post Gaming with guidance: How to set up parental controls on modern consoles, handhelds, and computers appeared first on Di…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 4:15pm -
  • Flipping through The Manual: Mondo hammocks, grill accessories, negronis done right
    Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, gr…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 4:15pm -
  • 38 new emojis could be coming in 2016, including bacon, selfie, avocado, ‘call me’
    Earlier this month, a Unicode Consortium subcommittee that standardizes the wonderful world of emoji recommended the addition of 38 new emojis in an update set to roll out in June 2016. The post 38 new emojis could be coming in 2016, including bacon,…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 4:10pm -
  • Here are the 5 must-watch shows to stream online this week
    How are you going to get through this week? By pulling up your favorite streaming service and queueing the finest films and TV shows available now. Up this week: Inglorious Basterds, Girlhood, and more. The post Here are the 5 must-watch shows to str…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 3:52pm -
  • Volvo proves it can dabble in carbon fiber with the limited-edition V40 Carbon
    Volvo and Polestar have introduced a new limited-edition model called V40 Carbon. Set to go on sale in a small handful of countries, the V40 Carbon gets more power, a carbon fiber roof panel and a more aggressive look. The post Volvo proves it can d…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 3:15pm -
  • Android 5.1.1 OTA rolls out for Nexus 6 owners on T-Mobile, Wi-Fi calling now enabled
    The Nexus 6 is finally getting the Android 5.1.1 over-the-air (OTA) update via T-Mobile starting today, which means Wi-Fi calling will now be enabled for Google’s latest Nexus phone on that wireless carrier. The post Android 5.1.1 OTA rolls out for…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 3:07pm -
  • Mozilla shifts gears: $25 phones out, Android apps in
    An internal email seen by CNET sets out Mozilla's plan for increasing the adoption of Firefox OS in the future. If budget smartphones don't work, then perhaps support for Android apps will. The post Mozilla shifts gears: $25 phones out, Android apps…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 10:41am -
  • Shake it to Murs, Muse, and more in our top 5 songs to stream
    Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Murs, Holly Herndon, Muse, and more. The post Shake it to Murs, Muse, and more in our top 5 songs to st…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 10:15am -
  • Build your own arcade machine this weekend! We’ll show you how
    Consoles and TVs are so last year! Instead, build your own arcade cabinet from an old computer and some new arcade controls. The post Build your own arcade machine this weekend! We’ll show you how appeared first on Digital Trends.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 10:15am -
  • Senate blocks USA Freedom Act on data collection reform
    What's next for online surveillance legislation and data privacy? The USA Freedom Act breezed through the House of Representatives last week but has been stopped in its tracks at the Senate. The post Senate blocks USA Freedom Act on data collection r…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 9:34am -
  • One place you won’t find the Steve Jobs trailer: Apple’s site
    Does Apple have something against the new Steve Jobs film? Perhaps Tim Cook preferred Christian Bale for the lead role? Whatever the reason, you can't find the movie trailer on the iTunes site. The post One place you won’t find the Steve Jobs trail…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 8:09am -
  • Brilliant new bearing design spins with 10x less friction, doesn’t require grease
    Japanese engineering firm Coo Space has reportedly developed a new type of bearing that spins with up to 10 times less friction than the bearings we currently use, without the aid of grease or any other sort of lubrication. The post Brilliant new bea…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 15, 1:37am -
  • Vi-Band hands-free head massager means no need for a girlfriend
    Why should we have to rub our own temples in this day and age? We don't. There's a group of engineers -- actually a team of rocket scientists with a serious sense of humor -- that came together and invented the Vi-Band head massager. The post Vi-Ban…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 15, 1:20am -

FUTURE TECH TRENDS

  • Tips on Choosing the Best Monaco Hotels

    Tips on Choosing the Best Monaco Hotels

    A trip to the Principality of Monaco is a journey into a completely new world and one where you will be met by luxury and splendour and famous attractions such as the Casino de Monte Carlo and the F1 race track. Monaco is renowned for being the rich…
    - 64 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 2:06pm -
  • How Workers Can Help Commercial Cleaners Keep Offices Healthy

    How Workers Can Help Commercial Cleaners Keep Offices Healthy

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

    How To Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaning Company In Bristol

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

    How weight gainer supplements can help you with your workout

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

    How to locate your best UK dental laboratories

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

    F1 Travel for your Ultimate Track Side Experience

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

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

    Water bottles for school have been taking a bad reputation in recent years due to news articles that implied them to be unsafe and dangerous. This has driven parents to avoid buying plastic water bottles for school and instead have resorted to glass…
    - 22 Aug 14, 12:29pm -
  • Get Secured from a Home Security System

    Get Secured from a Home Security System

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

    What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About E-commerce Shopfronts

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

GIGAOM

  • Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time

    Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time

    Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
    - 52 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 5:00pm -
  • All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now

    All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now

    Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
    - 54 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:00pm -
  • The future of security: from restrictive to cognitive

    The future of security: from restrictive to cognitive

    We are on the verge of a new era of smart connected things, generating a wealth of information about ourselves and our environment.  As technology advances, security threats are increasing in…
    - 61 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 5:00pm -
  • Decoding Disruption: A Decision Model Canvas for Planning

    Decoding Disruption: A Decision Model Canvas for Planning

    The Decision Model Canvas for disruption presents a visual representation of how to manage the planning and execution of disruptive strategies companies can use in a systematic way to reshape markets…
    - 75 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 11:25pm -
  • Has Samsung finally changed its tune on the smart home?

    Has Samsung finally changed its tune on the smart home?

    When Samsung first got interested in the smart home, and IoT more generally, it approached the endeavor from the usual consumer electronics direction—create a closed ecosystem it could control and monetize…
    - 75 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • About Gigaom

    About Gigaom

    A brief note on our company Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have…
    - 76 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 12:57am -
  • Fear, food and the internet of things at SXSW

    Fear, food and the internet of things at SXSW

    Unfortunate timing means I'll miss a huge chunk of this year's South by Southwest Interactive festival happening in my hometown of Austin, Texas this year. I'm both saddened a bit relieved…
    - 76 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 11:19pm -