TECHCRUNCH

  • NewAmazon’s Bet On Exclusive Games To Make Its Fire Gadgets More Enticing

    Amazon’s Bet On Exclusive Games To Make Its Fire Gadgets More Enticing

     Amazon’s Fire Phone is out today, and while it’s got some interesting features that set it apart from your run-of-the-mill Android phone, it doesn’t seem like it will appeal to those who aren’t voracious online shoppers. Now Amazon is relea…
    - 17 mins ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:45pm -
  • NewYou Can Now Command The Tesla You Probably Don’t Have With The Smartwatch You Probably Don’t Have

    You Can Now Command The Tesla You Probably Don’t Have With The Smartwatch You Probably Don’t Have

     Do you have a Tesla? Do you also have an Android Wear smartwatch? Do you wish they worked better together?Don’t worry! Solving the #1 problem of Batmans everywhere, these guys have figured out how to let you control a Tesla Model S through a sma…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:44pm -
  • NewCrunchWeek: Facebook’s Big Earnings Win, Life On The D-List, And Uber’s Summer Moves

    CrunchWeek: Facebook’s Big Earnings Win, Life On The D-List, And Uber’s Summer Moves

     Let’s face it: We’re right smack in the middle of summer, at the time of year when tech news slows to a crawl. But that didn’t stop us from filming a wildly entertaining episode of CrunchWeek, because when the tech news gods give us lemons, w…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • NewGoogle Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing

    Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing

     Over the years, Google Translate has gotten significantly better at giving its users (relatively) legible translations for most commonly used languages. It’s still far off from being perfect, though, and today Google announced a new initiative t…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:53pm -
  • NewA Most Dangerous Machine

    A Most Dangerous Machine

     Facebook’s News Feed has decided that I like gruesome murders. Actually, senseless deaths and gruesome murders. I’m not exactly sure when the problem started, but I imagine it was around the time of one of the now too-common stories of mass sho…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:50pm -
  • NewWearable Fashion Toy Linkitz Teaches Girls How To Program

    Wearable Fashion Toy Linkitz Teaches Girls How To Program

     MIT PhD Lyssa Neel is using socializing and accessorizing to get get girls interested in programming. Neel’s invention, Linkitz, is a wearable electronic toy that allows kids to rearrange, take apart and snap together electronic blocks that blin…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:29pm -
  • NewYour Long Wait For TechCrunch-Branded Paper Cups Is Over

    Your Long Wait For TechCrunch-Branded Paper Cups Is Over

     A parent company isn’t all that different from a real parent. They feed you, and give you money. They give you advice (sometimes more strictly than others). And, yes, they embarrass you. Speaking of, today our proud parent company Aol, with vast…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:27pm -
  • NewUnlocking Your Cell Phone Is Still Illegal, But Probably Not For Long

    Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Still Illegal, But Probably Not For Long

     Unlocking a smart phone to run on a different carrier. It seems completely innocuous, right? Something you’d do with a bit of time on your weekend just to see if you could.Surprise! It’s illegal. And we’re not talking jay-walking-when-no-one…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:14pm -
  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s iWatch Patent, The MBA Sticker Ad, And The Defender

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s iWatch Patent, The MBA Sticker Ad, And The Defender

     As the summer presses onward, so do we. A massive Apple patent surfaced this week, giving us our most detailed look yet at the company’s focus for the much-rumored iWatch. And speaking of Apple, the company recently released an interesting commer…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:11pm -
  • Homejoy Expands Beyond Cleaning With Beta Test Of Home Services

    Homejoy Expands Beyond Cleaning With Beta Test Of Home Services

     When Homejoy raised its $38 million round of funding last December, the company did so with a plan to move beyond just offering cleaning services to its customers. It’s starting to make good on that plan, with the launch of a beta test for other…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:04pm -
  • Google Docs Makes Collaborative Editing Easier For Word Users

    Google Docs Makes Collaborative Editing Easier For Word Users

     At its I/O developer conference earlier this month, Google announced a major update to its suite of productivity apps, including Docs, Sheets and Slides. The main feature there was the integration of QuickOffice, which now makes editing native Micr…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:58pm -
  • Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

     Bose has sued soon-to-be-Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground, should the Beats acquisition go through…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:05pm -
  • Greats Brand Sneakers Are Off To The Races Following $1.5M Funding Round

    Greats Brand Sneakers Are Off To The Races Following $1.5M Funding Round

    Greats Brand, aspiring to be the Warby Parker of mens’ footwear, has revealed that the company broke $100,000 in sales in June, with a projected $1.6 million run rate for the year. Following a $1.5 million financing round, the shoe brand will, for…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later

    How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later

     Microsoft has a new Surface tablet/PC hybrid, and it’s a departure from their first- and second-generation versions of the Surface line, with an all-new design and a bigger, better display. The device is basically the perfect partner for Windows…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:48pm -
  • JustReachOut Helps Startups Write Better Email Pitches

    JustReachOut Helps Startups Write Better Email Pitches

     JustReachOut, a new startup out of growth hacking consultancy firm Criminally Prolific, recently launched a service that makes PR easier and more affordable for startups by combining its web services with some basic consultancy services. Read More…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:42pm -
  • Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video

    Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video

     Amazon‘s Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company’s Amazon Prime membership program. But you…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:18pm -
  • Lyft Strikes A Deal To Launch Service In New York City, But Pauses Operations In Buffalo And Rochester

    Lyft Strikes A Deal To Launch Service In New York City, But Pauses Operations In Buffalo And Rochester

     Lyft has come to a bit of a resolution in the city and state of New York that will allow it to begin offering service in the city after two weeks of discussions with regulators there. But in striking a deal that will make it available in all five b…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:09pm -
  • Tapulous Founder Bart Decrem Has Raised About $1M For His New ‘Hobby’

    Tapulous Founder Bart Decrem Has Raised About $1M For His New ‘Hobby’

     It looks like Tapulous founder Bart Decrem is ready for his next act, as the gaming exec has raised some money for a new venture, one which is simply called “Hobby.” Read More
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:58pm -
  • Kuli Kuli Sprouts Its Own Seed Round Pitching A New Superfood

    Kuli Kuli Sprouts Its Own Seed Round Pitching A New Superfood

     Watch out, kale, quinoa, and collards, there’s a new green coming to the market that’s looking to take the superfood crown, thanks to the efforts of Kuli Kuli, a new startup that’s making a play in the $38 billion U.S. health and organic food…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:52pm -
  • Overswipe’s Photo App Makes It Safe To Hand Over Your Phone

    Overswipe’s Photo App Makes It Safe To Hand Over Your Phone

     There are a number of third-party applications that offer up a “secret folder” on your iPhone for hiding certain, ahem, private photos from prying eyes. But most of these require a bit of photo management to take place first – you have to imp…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:15pm -

REUTERS-TECH

  • NewVerizon to slow down speeds for some unlimited data subscribers

    Verizon to slow down speeds for some unlimited data subscribers

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

    Bose sues Beats over headphone noise-cancellation patents

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

    Cynk Tech plummets 85 percent as trading suspension ends

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

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

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

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

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

    IBM talks with Globalfoundries break down over price: Bloomberg

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

    Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance

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

    Hedge fund Greenlight details short bets, still likes Apple

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

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

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

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

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

    Amazon's spending spree raises margin concerns

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

    Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app

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

    Ride app Uber gets respite in German city of Hamburg

    DUESSELDORF Germany (Reuters) - Uber, whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button, won a new lease of life in the German city of Hamburg on Friday when a court suspended a ban imposed by local regulators.
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:34pm -
  • Vodafone revenue dragged lower by Spain and South Africa

    Vodafone revenue dragged lower by Spain and South Africa

    LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone reported another big quarterly drop in its main revenue measure, as weakness in South Africa and Spain offset stabilization elsewhere in Europe, and said a broader improvement is not expected until later in the year.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:23pm -
  • Lower printer sales hurt Xerox's revenue

    Lower printer sales hurt Xerox's revenue

    (Reuters) - Xerox Corp reported a 2 percent fall in second-quarter revenue, hurt by lower demand in its printing business.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:17pm -
  • China Telecom to sell Microsoft's Xbox One from September

    China Telecom to sell Microsoft's Xbox One from September

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China Telecom Corp Ltd will sell Microsoft Corp's Xbox One gaming console in China from September through an exclusive contract, the country's third-largest telecommunications company said on Friday.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:09pm -
  • Taiwan's Acer shipments grew faster than industry average in second quarter: CEO

    Taiwan's Acer shipments grew faster than industry average in second quarter: CEO

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Acer Inc saw quarter-on-quarter shipments growth that exceeded the PC industry average in the April-June period, the company's chief executive said.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:19am -
  • Amazon's heavy investing eats into bottom line, shares drop

    Amazon's heavy investing eats into bottom line, shares drop

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:46am -
  • Nortel Networks to pay U.S. bondholders up to $1 billion in interest

    Nortel Networks to pay U.S. bondholders up to $1 billion in interest

    WILMINGTON Del. (Reuters) - Nortel Networks Inc, the U.S. unit of defunct Canadian telecom company Nortel Networks Corp, has agreed to pay up to about $1 billion in interest that has accrued on the $3.9 billion it owes to its U.S. bondholders, a cour…
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:37am -
  • Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

    Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:29am -
  • U.S. judge says she is troubled by Apple $450 million e-books deal

    U.S. judge says she is troubled by Apple $450 million e-books deal

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to consumers de…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:58am -
  • U.S. judge says she is troubled by Apple $450 million e-books deal

    U.S. judge says she is troubled by Apple $450 million e-books deal

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to consumers de…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:49pm -
  • Qlik forecasts revenue above Street as software demand grows

    Qlik forecasts revenue above Street as software demand grows

    (Reuters) - Qlik Technologies Inc forecast current-quarter revenue largely above Wall Street expectations, citing strong demand for its business analytics software.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:16pm -
  • China's Baidu outpaces Street targets as mobile revenue surges

    China's Baidu outpaces Street targets as mobile revenue surges

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China’s biggest Internet search company, blew past Wall Street's targets with a 34.1 percent jump in quarterly net profit, helped by a surge in mobile revenue.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:11pm -
  • Google under fire from regulators on EU privacy ruling

    Google under fire from regulators on EU privacy ruling

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google's GOOGL.O handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens came under fire by regulators after the search engine company restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only, a person familiar…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:08pm -

TECHNICALLY PERSONAL

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

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

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

    The Tablet Has Not Lost, the Phone Has!

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

    Apps and Accessories to Turn your iPad into a Laptop Alternative

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

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Hands On [Video]

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

    Sense Analyzes and Improves your Sleep by Monitoring Your Bedroom Environment

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

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

    Microsoft has debuted today its first smartphone running Windows software since its takeover of Nokia’s phone business has completed in late April. The new Lumia 530 smartphone is a low cost Windows Phone 8.1 device, and actually the cheapest one…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 2:09pm -
  • 10 MIUI Touches That We Would Love to See in Android… or Any Other OS!

    10 MIUI Touches That We Would Love to See in Android… or Any Other OS!

    Most people have been raving about the specs and the price of the Xiaomi Mi 3. However, one of the most notable features of the phone is also its interface, the MIUI. Although we are stubborn fans of stock Android, we must confess to being very impre…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 1:19pm -
  • 10 Best Windows Apps This Week [July 22]

    10 Best Windows Apps This Week [July 22]

    After a brief hiatus, we are back with our weekly Windows software roundup! For our new readers, this is a weekly roundup where we talk about handpicked software and browser extensions that you are going to find very useful! This week, we’ll be tal…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:36pm -
  • Facebook Introduces ‘Save’ Feature for Links, Places, And Media Pages to View Them Later

    Facebook Introduces ‘Save’ Feature for Links, Places, And Media Pages to View Them Later

    Facebook has introduced today a new feature that is called ‘Save’ and with it, users can save stuff to read it later. With this new bookmarking feature, you will be able to save that interesting link your friend shared and read it later. We often…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:11pm -
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 Announced: Improved Specs and Metallic Design for $320

    Xiaomi Mi 4 Announced: Improved Specs and Metallic Design for $320

    It’s been lot of Xiaomi news on Technology Personalized these days, and here comes the latest one. The Chinese company has released its 2014 flagship Android smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 4 which is just a small bump to their 2013 flagship, the Mi 3. T…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 7:48am -

MASHABLE!

  • NewThreat of War With Russia Darkens Ukraine

    Threat of War With Russia Darkens Ukraine

    Russia is intensifying its military action near the border with Ukraine, slowly but steadily amassing troops along boundary linesPowerful rocket systems from Russia are being moved closer to the Ukrainian border and the Pentagon says the arrival of…
    - 37 mins ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:25pm -
  • NewWoman's 'Cards Against Harassment' Campaign Fights Everyday Chauvinism

    Woman's 'Cards Against Harassment' Campaign Fights Everyday Chauvinism

    When an ordinary Minneapolis woman started filming herself confronting the men who hassled her in the streets, she never thought her videos would garner 1.5 million YouTube views. Now, she's helping women fight back against harassment worldwideLinds…
    - 50 mins ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:13pm -
  • New'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Cast Announced at Comic-Con

    'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Cast Announced at Comic-Con

    Blood, betrayal and a few more Martells to stir up trouble — Game of Thrones Season 5 promises more drama than a Lannister wedding.HBO announced the new cast members at Comic-Con on Friday afternoon (along with some Season 4 bloopers), matching t…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:40pm -
  • NewGeorge R.R. Martin Isn't Even the Bloodiest Writer on 'Game of Thrones'

    George R.R. Martin Isn't Even the Bloodiest Writer on 'Game of Thrones'

    You're No. 2, George R.R. Martin.The Game of Thrones author copped to his reputation as a ruthless killer of characters, but says he's not nearly as bad as everyone thinks — at least not compared with showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, who…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:25pm -
  • New'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Bloopers Are Better Than the Purple Wedding

    'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Bloopers Are Better Than the Purple Wedding

    Laughter is coming.Game of Thrones has released its first blooper reel, and it is as magnificent as owning a dragon. The video was revealed during the GoT panel at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday.See also: 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Cast Announce…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:17pm -
  • NewHow I Crowdsource My Grocery Shopping With Instacart

    How I Crowdsource My Grocery Shopping With Instacart

    Grocery shopping in a city is hard. Lugging your goods in bags (which often break and insinuate a clumsy, mid-street re-stuffing of items) and enduring the incredibly long lines at popular stores will make you consider the unthinkable: buying a car.…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:15pm -
  • NewThanks for Helping Us Hit a Vine Milesone

    Thanks for Helping Us Hit a Vine Milesone

    It seems like only yesterday that we were posting about a new looping video app that dropped in the App StoreNow, almost three hundred videos, millions of loops and one Shorty Award later, Mashable's main account on Vine has hit 100,000 followers, a…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:42pm -
  • NewRemember Mr. Sketch Scented Markers? They're Back, With a Sketchy Ad

    Remember Mr. Sketch Scented Markers? They're Back, With a Sketchy Ad

    Have you seen the new commercial for Mr. Sketch scented markers? It’s a total gas.No, really, it stars a gaseous piece of fruit.See also: Ewwwvertising: Why Advertisers Want to Creep You OutThe CGI-enhanced ad, running on cable TV channels and…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • NewArya Stark Actress Considering Lead Role in 'The Last of Us' Movie

    Arya Stark Actress Considering Lead Role in 'The Last of Us' Movie

    While Arya Stark sails off to Braavos, the actress who plays her on Game of Thrones is considering taking a lead role in The Last of Us, an adaptation of the 2013 hit video gameProducer Sam Raimi and The Last of Us video game writer Neil Druckmann,…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:18pm -
  • An Amazon Employee Flew a Drone a Bit Too Close to Seattle's Space Needle

    An Amazon Employee Flew a Drone a Bit Too Close to Seattle's Space Needle

    Police came knocking on an Amazon employee's hotel door on Tuesday after he used his drone to capture video of the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, and gave him a "crash course" in Seattle's history with dronesAccording to some reports, the dron…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:42pm -
  • Hamas Unmasked: Who Are the Militants Fighting Israel?

    Hamas Unmasked: Who Are the Militants Fighting Israel?

    In recent weeks, Israel has shelled Gaza with missiles and sent ground troops into the strip to root out the militant group HamasSo far, more than 800 Palestinians have been killed, many of them civilians, and at least 36 Israelis have been killed,…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:24pm -
  • Mark Cuban Advocates Selling Shares of Tax-Dodging U.S. Companies

    Mark Cuban Advocates Selling Shares of Tax-Dodging U.S. Companies

    Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, took to Twitter on Friday to rail against companies that adopt overseas addresses to avoid paying U.S. taxes. He urged investors to sell shares of those companies…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:09pm -
  • Plane Crashes Are in the News, But Air Travel Is Still Pretty Much the Safest Ever

    Plane Crashes Are in the News, But Air Travel Is Still Pretty Much the Safest Ever

    The aviation industry as a whole may be at its safest since the beginning of flight, but airline travel still requires a leap of faith for passengers who must trust airlines and regulators to keep them safe.Thursday's crash of Air Algerie Flight 501…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:57pm -
  • 'Retail Jedi' and 14 Other Absurd Job Titles

    'Retail Jedi' and 14 Other Absurd Job Titles

    In a bid to achieve maximal hipness and happiness, companies, particularly in the tech world, have collectively begun to create bizarre new positions or to attach peculiar names to the same old corporate paper-pushing nine-to-fives. A lot of these jo…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • Bose Sues Apple's Beats Over Noise-Canceling Patents

    Bose Sues Apple's Beats Over Noise-Canceling Patents

    Bose has filed a lawsuit against headphone-maker Beats Eletronics, alleging patent infringements centered around noise-canceling technology.The lawsuit claims that Beats has infringed on five ideas patented by Bose having to do with noise-canceling…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:25pm -
  • Vision-Correcting Display Could Free Users From Their Glasses

    Vision-Correcting Display Could Free Users From Their Glasses

    Those of us who need glasses to see a TV or laptop screen clearly could ditch the eyewear thanks to a display technology that corrects vision problems.The technology uses algorithms to alter an image based on a person’s glasses prescription togeth…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:15pm -
  • Medal of Honor Recipient Accidentally Smashes NYSE Gavel

    Medal of Honor Recipient Accidentally Smashes NYSE Gavel

    Sometimes, we just don't know our own strength.Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts knows this all too well. His week started off on a high — President Obama presented him with the Medal of Honor on Monday for his outstanding service during a bat…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:06pm -
  • What's the Best Way to Use Apache Cordova?

    What's the Best Way to Use Apache Cordova?

    In our latest Ask a Dev video, web developer Alex Wasner discusses using Apache Cordova to create cross-platform applications via web technologies.Apache Cordova puts your HTML, CSS and JavaScript into a native web view and uses plug-ins to give yo…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:05pm -
  • #IStandWithPalestine vs. I <3 IDF: A War of Photos Between Supporters

    #IStandWithPalestine vs. I <3 IDF: A War of Photos Between Supporters

    Updated July 25, 2014, 4:15 p.m. ET to include comment from StandWithUs.As fighting in Gaza continues between Israeli forces and Hamas militants, users of Instagram and Facebook are getting creative to voice their support for Israel and the Palestin…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:44pm -
  • Browncoats, Rejoice! 'Firefly' Cast to Reunite for Online Game

    Browncoats, Rejoice! 'Firefly' Cast to Reunite for Online Game

    If you're still pining for a return of Firefly, then you might be able to get your fix in the online game based in its universe.In an announcement at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, it was revealed that the the entire main cast of the short-lived sho…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:34pm -
  • 19 Kickass Lady Superheroes You Should Know More About

    19 Kickass Lady Superheroes You Should Know More About

    They kick butt. They take names. And they look great in spandex.Now that the god of thunder is officially a goddess, she joins the ranks of many superheroines who have made an impact on the comic book world for several decades, even if their manly c…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • Reports of the iPad's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

    Reports of the iPad's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

    The tablet is dead. At least, that's what an array of breathless news reports would have you believe. Yes, it's true that tablet sales are on the decline in many markets and growing slower than others. But don't believe the unhype; the tablet isn't g…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:20pm -
  • Ukraine Releases Audio Implicating Rebels in Downing of MH17

    Ukraine Releases Audio Implicating Rebels in Downing of MH17

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine’s Security Service on Friday released audio from a phone conversation it says it recorded between two Russian-backed rebels that proves the group is behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. In the tapped phone…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:20pm -
  • Take Two: Lyft's NYC Launch Back on Track for Friday

    Take Two: Lyft's NYC Launch Back on Track for Friday

    Lyft is (once again) ready to launch in New York City.The ride-sharing startup that competes with Uber announced that it will start offering rides to NYC passengers for the first time Friday night. The app will begin to operate in all five NYC borou…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:18pm -
  • Amazon Fire Phone: Your Questions, Answered

    Amazon Fire Phone: Your Questions, Answered

    In June, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the company's first smartphone, the Amazon Fire phone. Now, it's finally on saleThe Fire phone is a truly consumer-first product and comes equipped with Fire OS, as well as Amazon-unique features such as Dyna…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:15pm -
  • Russia's Experimental Sex Geckos Are Lost in Space

    Russia's Experimental Sex Geckos Are Lost in Space

    Talk about space oddityRussian scientists have lost contact with a biosatellite containing five geckos as part of a sex study on living organisms. The flight was intended to be a 60-day mission which launched last week on July 19 from the Baikonur C…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:48pm -
  • Science Confirms What Every Dog Owner Knows: Your Pup Gets Jealous

    Science Confirms What Every Dog Owner Knows: Your Pup Gets Jealous

    Man's best friend does not like anything muscling in on that friendship. The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs shows that canines nip even at stuffed pooches when these fakes take away the attention of the dogs' owners.This new findings su…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:40pm -
  • A Game So Limitless, Even the Creators Can't Quite Describe It

    A Game So Limitless, Even the Creators Can't Quite Describe It

    Ask Hohokum's two creators to describe their game, and they actually get kind of stumped."We always try to dodge the question, and just give them a controller and let them play," Hohokum co-creator Ricky Haggett said.See also: Here's Why MOBAs Are…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:27pm -
  • Even Major League Baseball Wants Net Neutrality

    Even Major League Baseball Wants Net Neutrality

    The Federal Communications Commission has received more than 1 million comments on its website regarding its open Internet rules, which are considered an important step in ensuring a fair and open Internet.Add Major League Baseball to that tally of…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:08pm -
  • Take a Trial Separation From Your Smartphone

    Take a Trial Separation From Your Smartphone

    You know that overwhelming feeling of panic after you realize you've left your smartphone at home? Yeah, that shouldn't be normal.Do yourself a favor and consider a trial separation from your beloved iPhone. As Maria Scrivan illustrates in the comic…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:00pm -

CNN-TECH

  • Robot furniture that builds itself

    Robot furniture that builds itself

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

    Google Glass now supports mind control

    An app has been developed that allows a Google Glass user to control the device using their mind. Erin McLaughlin reports.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:27pm -
  • NASA tackles new space threat

    NASA tackles new space threat

    Seems NASA's fascination with the moon is in the past. It's focused on something far more menacing: incoming asteroids
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 3:25pm -
  • 12 real people in video games

    12 real people in video games

    It's a matter of geopolitical debate whether Manuel Noriega's reputation can be damaged any more than it already was. But the former Panamanian dictator says a video game did just that.
    - 7 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 11:35am -
  • The world's most spectacular video projections

    The world's most spectacular video projections

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

    The secret life of an embryo

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

    Netiquette: Saying farewell

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

    10 smartphone habits to avoid

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

    Five texts you should never send

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

    An open letter to texting-mad teenagers

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

LIFE HACKER

  • NewDeadspin Independent Baseball League Adopts New Rules To Speed Up Games | Gawker Cult Rush Week: The

    Deadspin Independent Baseball League Adopts New Rules To Speed Up Games | Gawker Cult Rush Week: The

    Deadspin Independent Baseball League Adopts New Rules To Speed Up Games | Gawker Cult Rush Week: The Church of Scientology Thinks I'm Terrible | Gizmodo A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair | Kotaku The Surprising Messages In A…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:19pm -
  • NewHow to Self-Publish a Book

    How to Self-Publish a Book

    Twenty years ago, if you were a new author interested in getting your book published, you had to shop it around with publishers and hope that someone, eventually, might not reject you. But nowadays you can choose to self-publish anything you'd like…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • NewAdd a Special Bookmark in iOS to Zoom on Sites that Don't Allow It

    Add a Special Bookmark in iOS to Zoom on Sites that Don't Allow It

    There are a handful of sites out there that don't let you zoom in on them when you're looking at the mobile version. This can be annoying if the font's too small or it's just hard to read. To fix this, WonderHowTo shows you how to use a bit of Java…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • How to Fix OS X Yosemite Download Problems

    How to Fix OS X Yosemite Download Problems

    Apple's let the OS X Yosemite beta out into the world, but it's not without its problems. In fact, two quirks are causing issues before you can even download the software. Here's how to fix them. Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • Donate Home Improvement Leftovers and More to Habitat for Humanity

    Donate Home Improvement Leftovers and More to Habitat for Humanity

    There are lots of places to donate clothing and other items to charity, but few will take things like interior doors or sink fixtures. Habitat for Humanity, however, does—and many of their local ReStores will pick your home improvement remnants u…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: July 18th to 25th

    This Week's Most Popular Posts: July 18th to 25th

    This week we finished up our annual Lifehacker Packs , interviewed Ira Glass about how he works , ran down the best antivirus programs , and hacked our grills . Here's a look back.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Shake Cereal Boxes Side to Side for More Evenly Distributed Particles

    Shake Cereal Boxes Side to Side for More Evenly Distributed Particles

    One of the mysteries in life is why, when opening a box of cereal, the biggest pieces are all at the top, while the tinier bits are stuck at the bottom. Mental Floss explains this "Muesli Effect" phenomenon and how a simple box shake can fix it.Read…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • Hotel WiFi Test Ranks Hotels by Wi-Fi Speed and Quality

    Hotel WiFi Test Ranks Hotels by Wi-Fi Speed and Quality

    For many of us, decent Wi-Fi ranks right up there with location and price when it comes to choosing a hotel. Hotel WiFi Test makes it easy to choose a hotel with quality, fast wireless internet access for guests.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • ​MultCloud Ties Together All Your Cloud Storage Services

    ​MultCloud Ties Together All Your Cloud Storage Services

    If you like to take advantage of free space for your files, you no doubt have several cloud storage accounts. MultCloud helps you access and search all of your files in one place so you don't need to sign into several accounts.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • Here's Why You Shouldn't Gamble With Your Oil Change

    Here's Why You Shouldn't Gamble With Your Oil Change

    To many car lovers, the idea of paying a stranger to change your oil is just wrong. Some people don't have the time or the inclination to pull off the self-serve oil change and they often go to those quickie oil change places. This can lead to horri…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:25pm -
  • The Biggest Pitfalls of Long-Term Goals (and How to Beat Them)

    The Biggest Pitfalls of Long-Term Goals (and How to Beat Them)

    If you set your mind to it, you can achieve most short-term goals, like losing weight in a few months. Future targets are much more difficult, like where you see yourself three years down the line. Before you set off on these long-term goals, it's…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Deals: Whiteboard for Any Wall, Gaming Mouse Under $20, Nespresso

    Deals: Whiteboard for Any Wall, Gaming Mouse Under $20, Nespresso

    The compact and excellently-reviewed Nespresso Pixie with included milk frother is down to its lowest price ever by a solid margin today one of the lowest prices we've seen. Deals on this don't tend to last long, so grab yours fast. [Nespresso Pixie…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:45pm -
  • ​Stop Overthinking Tipping and Just Put Down 20 Percent

    ​Stop Overthinking Tipping and Just Put Down 20 Percent

    It's one of the eternal questions: How much should you tip? Is 15 percent too little? Should I tip the delivery guy a percentage or a set amount? Budgets are Sexy suggests you just stop thinking about it and give everyone 20 percent, every time.Read…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • ​GMD Immersive Adds Distraction-Free Full-Screen Mode To Android Apps

    ​GMD Immersive Adds Distraction-Free Full-Screen Mode To Android Apps

    Android: KitKat introduced full-screen, Immersive mode apps—but only a few apps support the feature. GMD Full Screen Immersive Mode is a free tool hides the status bar and navigation bar in apps so you can better focus on what you're doing.Read mo…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • To Have Kids or Not to Have Kids: Your Best Arguments

    To Have Kids or Not to Have Kids: Your Best Arguments

    Most of us have an opinion one way or another about having children (and for those who aren't sure yet, this post may be especially for you). We asked you the reasons behind your choice, and here are some of the best ones we heard.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Control All Your Laptop's Hardware from the Windows Mobility Center

    Control All Your Laptop's Hardware from the Windows Mobility Center

    Windows: Your laptop has a ton of hardware with various settings to fiddle with. Some you can access from the task bar, others are buried in the Control Panel. However, most can also be found in the lesser-known Windows Mobility Center.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • Backwards is Forwards, in the Friday Open Thread

    Backwards is Forwards, in the Friday Open Thread

    Is it that time again? Yes. Yes, it is. Ask (or answer) burning tech queries, share your hacks and recipes and DIYs, or just talk foolishly amongst yourselves on any topic in the hackerverse. Any topic at all.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • Deadspin Keith Olbermann Torches The NFL For Degrading Every Woman Who Watches | Gizmodo Comcast Emp

    Deadspin Keith Olbermann Torches The NFL For Degrading Every Woman Who Watches | Gizmodo Comcast Emp

    Deadspin Keith Olbermann Torches The NFL For Degrading Every Woman Who Watches | Gizmodo Comcast Employees Spill How Hellish Life Is on Their End of the Phone | io9 Russia Has Lost Contact With Its Gecko Sex Satellite | Kotaku Crossdressing Ex-Mai…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:25pm -
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Opening an IRA

    A Beginner’s Guide to Opening an IRA

    If you're thinking about saving for retirement, you probably know that an individual retirement account (IRA) is one of your options. But what exactly is an IRA, and is it right for you? Follow our beginner's guide to the IRA to find out.Read more..…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Filter Twitter by Number of Retweets for Better Search Results

    Filter Twitter by Number of Retweets for Better Search Results

    We already know that Twitter search is pretty useful for things beyond sharing your breakfast . However, there are some undocumented search operators that you can use to filter out the junk.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • If You Still Can't Justify a Purchase Three Days Later, Return It

    If You Still Can't Justify a Purchase Three Days Later, Return It

    We all know what it's like to have buyer's remorse. The moments leading up to a purchase are filled with justifications, biases, and rationalizations. If you're still wrestling with the decision a few days later, though, take whatever it is you boug…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • This Free MIT Photojournalism Course Helps You Take Meaningful Photos

    This Free MIT Photojournalism Course Helps You Take Meaningful Photos

    We highlight a number of free online courses in our Lifehacker U series, but this free course from MIT on documentary photography and photojournalism is completely free, open to the public, and will teach you to improve your photography skills, even…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:30pm -

MEMEBURN

  • Early adopter? Maybe your company should be one too

    Early adopter? Maybe your company should be one too

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

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

    We get it: you’re busy. Social media is a never-ending stream of things demanding your attention, and sometimes you can miss the cool things while you’re busy with real life. But do you have 15 seconds to spare? In our new video series, you can g…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:50am -
  • Smart[Beam] projector review: this is not the binge watching companion you’re looking for

    Smart[Beam] projector review: this is not the binge watching companion you’re looking for

    Home projectors have come a long way over the years. A few decades back, they were bulky things you hired from specialised shops so that you could show off your home movie reels (such things were still a novelty at that stage) and now you get models…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:49am -
  • From stores to the streets: SnapScan’s road to a cashless society

    From stores to the streets: SnapScan’s road to a cashless society

    This week, SnapScan rolled its app out to The Big Issue vendors across South Africa, the non-profit magazine that’s usually sold at intersections in urban areas. People with the app can now purchase the latest issue by simply taking a photo of a QR…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:40am -
  • Your childhood nostalgia is ruining movies and Wil Wheaton can explain why [video]

    Your childhood nostalgia is ruining movies and Wil Wheaton can explain why [video]

    The big blockbusters released so far in 2014 haven’t exactly struck gold at the box office. You could, like the studios, blame piracy (although some are starting to question that logic with actual hard data) or it could be because Hollywood is dete…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:24am -
  • This app turns your selfies into shareable stickers of awesomeness

    This app turns your selfies into shareable stickers of awesomeness

    Are you addicted to stickers? Yes, I am referring to those silly-but-awesome oversized emoji made up of cute cats and Facebook foxes. Wish you could just have more? You’re in luck. An app called Imoji makes stickers — from anything. You can uploa…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:15am -
  • Struggling to wade through ‘Ulysses’? Maybe this VR version will help

    Struggling to wade through ‘Ulysses’? Maybe this VR version will help

    If you’ve ever tried to read James Joyce’s Ulysses, you’ll know that getting through it can be, well, challenging to say the least (I got through the first four pages before a splitting headache caused me to put it down for a moment. That momen…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:11am -
  • Facebook’s rising stock price makes complete sense: here’s why

    Facebook’s rising stock price makes complete sense: here’s why

    Facebook’s stock price has hit record levels following the announcement of its most recent set of results. To a large degree, that makes sense. The results were pretty solid. There are, however, a few other factors worth considering. Once your base…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:52am -
  • 11 mobile stats you absolutely have to read right now

    11 mobile stats you absolutely have to read right now

    Unless you’ve just woken up from an extraordinarily long coma (in which case, there’s so much we have to tell you), you’re probably well aware of the massive impact mobile technology has had on the world. You just have to look around you, or re…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:29am -
  • This clever documentary was made entirely out of stock footage and emoji

    This clever documentary was made entirely out of stock footage and emoji

    Yes, they’re back… and this time, they’re armed with emoji. Stock imagery site Dissolve has put together a clever video which tells the story of the growing influence of emoji on our world. Presented as a scientific Sir David Attenborough-style…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:26am -

Make Use Of

  • Got Shared Hosting And Worried About Security? Here’s What You Need To Know

    Got Shared Hosting And Worried About Security? Here’s What You Need To Know

    Shared hosting. It’s the cheap option, isn’t it? And for a huge swathe of the population, it’s all they’ll ever need to host their website or web application. And when done well, shared hosting is scalable, fast and secure. But what happens w…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Top Six Best Features Of The OnePlus One — And One Drawback

    Top Six Best Features Of The OnePlus One — And One Drawback

    The OnePlus One has been causing quite a stir in the recent months, and it’s just beginning to arrive at the doorsteps of eager customers. I received my OnePlus One (OPO) about three weeks ago, and I’ve come to love the phablet-sized device. But…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • Rip Your DVDs & Blu-Rays With Absolute Ease With MakeMKV [Cross-Platform]

    Rip Your DVDs & Blu-Rays With Absolute Ease With MakeMKV [Cross-Platform]

    A while ago, I began a huge project to rip my DVDs and Blu-Rays, and make a media center on my computer. The digital copies would also serve as a backup, in case the original disk was damaged, stolen, or lost. The MakeUseOf lawyers, who had a collect…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • 5 Reasons Snapchat Is Excellent For The Workforce

    5 Reasons Snapchat Is Excellent For The Workforce

    Professional environments typically go one of two ways: they are either uptight and task-oriented or laid-back and easy-going. Neither one is necessarily good or bad, but it’s just the nature of the beast. However, as with any business, communic…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • 15 CMD Commands Every Windows User Should Know

    15 CMD Commands Every Windows User Should Know

    Microsoft has slowly but surely pushed the command line aside in the Windows interface. This is not without reason, as it’s an antiquated and mostly unnecessary tool from an era of text-based input that has long passed. But there still are some c…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Building The Internet of Things, With Tessel: The Node.js Development Board

    Building The Internet of Things, With Tessel: The Node.js Development Board

    Tessel is a new breed of development board that runs entirely on Node.js, and after a successful Kickstarter, they’ve now the reached the point of being available to everyone. What is it exactly, how does it differ from other hobby boards, and what…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Lifetime Access To Over 5,000 Adobe Authorised Training Videos For $79, Ends Aug 7

    Lifetime Access To Over 5,000 Adobe Authorised Training Videos For $79, Ends Aug 7

    Like it or not, only one company monopolises the digital creativity application sphere, and that’s Adobe. Photoshop and Illustrator are just two of Adobe’s widely-used industry-standard applications, so it helps to fully understand them if you’…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • Top 5 Football (Soccer) Games You’ve Probably Never Played But Should

    Top 5 Football (Soccer) Games You’ve Probably Never Played But Should

    By the time you read this, the World Cup in Brazil has happened. You’ll have a few weeks of emptiness before the football season in Europe and America gets underway – but what can you do until then? If you feel as though you’ve played the lates…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • What Is Solar Energy And Why Hasn’t It Taken Off?

    What Is Solar Energy And Why Hasn’t It Taken Off?

    What’s the big deal with solar energy? If it’s really as important and necessary as so many claim it to be, why hasn’t it taken over the energy industry yet? How does it even work? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions before, then ke…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Google Wants To Map Your DNA, Download OS X Yosemite Now, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Google Wants To Map Your DNA, Download OS X Yosemite Now, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Also, Google has (probably) acquired Twitch for $1 billion, the Destiny beta is now open to everyone, Oyster comes to browsers, watching Sharknado 2 will affect your Philips Hue, and Apple fanboys are easily fooled. Google Defines Typical Healthy Hum…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Cool Websites & Tools – Pet-Friendly Hotels, Best Flight Deals, & Hidden From Google

    Cool Websites & Tools – Pet-Friendly Hotels, Best Flight Deals, & Hidden From Google

    5 Every Day – Looking for a pet-friendly hotel? How about an awesome dog park, trail or beach? BringFido.com is a pet travel website and a resource for dog owners looking for the lowdown on the best hotels, attractions, and restaurants that welcome…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:31am -
  • 20 Productivity Apps To Keep You And Your Boss Organised

    20 Productivity Apps To Keep You And Your Boss Organised

    Need to stay organised? The solution is literally in your pocket — your smartphone. Countless people (students, businesspeople, creatives, etc.) use mobile productivity apps like Evernote, Easily.Do, and Any.DO to stay on top of things. Which mobil…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:30am -
  • How Cortana Became The “Other Woman” In My Life

    How Cortana Became The “Other Woman” In My Life

    She appeared one day, as if by magic, and changed my life overnight. She finds everything I need, reminds me when I need to be somewhere and has a wicked sense of humour. It’s little wonder that I’ve fallen for the charms of Cortana. Cortana: She…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • One Windows Tool To Get Instant Access To All Your Hardware Controls

    One Windows Tool To Get Instant Access To All Your Hardware Controls

    Seeing how useful this tool is, it’s shockingly fameless. I’m talking about the Windows Mobility Center. Say what? See what I mean! What Is The Windows Mobility Center? In short, the Windows Mobility Center (WMC) is a one stop menu from which you…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • 15 Emergency Maintenance Jobs You Can Learn With Online Videos

    15 Emergency Maintenance Jobs You Can Learn With Online Videos

    In a previous post, we listed 4 websites that will help you learn to fix just about anything, but most of these websites contained preventative maintenance and renovating-type advice. What if you’re in an emergency situation and you need some help…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:00pm -

ALL THINGS DIGITAL

TECHSUPLEX

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

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

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

    HotelsNg launches new service that provides hotels for events.

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

    All you need to know about Firstbank’s Paypal Offering

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

    Airtel introduces decently priced, android specific data plans

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

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

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

    A Closer Look at the BlackBerry Passport’s Keyboard

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

    Nigerian Techies and the Tony Stark Complex.

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

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

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

    Are Smartphones turning us into morons?

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

    Phonation (Episode 6)

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

SEARCH ENGINE WATCH

  • Google Has Removed 100,000 Links, Approved More Than Half of 'Right to be Forgotten' Requests
    Google has removed "the majority" of "right to be forgotten" requests, a number that could exceed the 100,000 mark. It has rejected just over 30 percent of the requests it has received and approved "more than 50 percent" of the requests.
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • 14 Top-Notch Resources to Help You Become a CRO Expert
    It's becoming increasingly expensive to drive traffic to your website. The only way to maintain or improve results is to increase your conversion rate. Study up on these expert conversion rate optimization guides and tutorials to get up to speed.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • How to Use Twitter Lead Gen Cards to Increase Newsletter Sign-ups
    Newsletters are an amazing marketing tool, but building a large newsletter audience can be tough. You can run Twitter lead gen cards for free. Just don't promote it, and you never have to pay a dime. Here's how you do it.
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • How to Make AdWords Paid Search Work for You – 7 Important Steps
    Want to make your AdWords PPC accounts work better for you? By using these seven routine tasks, you can be not only more effective in managing your paid search clients, but become more valuable to your clients as well.
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Foursquare Upgrades App, Transitions Check-Ins to Swarm
    Calling it the beginning of the ‘personalized local search’ future, Foursquare has moved all check-in functionality from Foursquare to Swarm. It has also revealed a new logo and given us a sneak peek of what the new Foursquare will look like.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:45pm -
  • SEM the Most Effective Acquisition Channel for 85% of Retailers [Survey]
    A study by Shop.org and Forrester Research shows 85 percent of retailers surveyed said search marketing (including PPC and SEO) was the most effective customer acquisition tactic. The study also showed display advertising is experiencing a comeback.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:45pm -
  • 5 Content Questions to Guide Your Site Redesign
    There's a lot to consider when you decide to redesign your website – it must provide a good user experience, be mobile-friendly, and not lose rankings. But there are also five important content questions to consider before revamping your website.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • Listing Management: The Required Foundation for Local SEO
    Effective listing management trumps all other local SEO efforts. It has been and continues to be the required foundation for a successful local SEO program. Consider these four major factors when creating your listing management strategy.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Using Majestic's Topical Trust Flow to Find Online PR Opportunities
    Using this powerful filter you can isolate the categories you're interested in, explore the source links to see the news coverage in editorial context, and identify specific journalists to see what type of stories they're interested in.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • How to Optimize Your Content Strategy With Social Listening
    If you understand what your customers are saying, what they need, and how they want to get it, you can craft the right content that meets their needs. Here's how social listening can help you optimize your content strategy.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • How to Ensure Your SEO Strategy Delivers the Right Traffic
    When it comes to SEO, achieving first page rankings and getting more traffic is one thing, but here's how to make sure those rankings deliver the right type of traffic to your website, traffic that will actually convert into new customers.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Ripoff Report to Revise Removal Policy: May Accept Court Orders
    Ripoff Report has been notorious for its "no removal" policy, refusing to remove reports for any amount of money, pleading, or legal litigation. However, Ripoff Report is reportedly making some important changes to this iron clad rule.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Apparel PPC: Zappos Dominates the Competition
    When it comes to paid search advertising in the apparel category, Zappos is king, according to a new report from AdGooroo, which examined U.S. Google AdWords data from Q2 2014 and also revealed the top 20 apparel keywords by spend.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • 3 New Bing Ads Geotargeting Features Now Available
    Bing Ads has updated its geotargeting to give advertisers better map control and radius targeting. It also combines the ability to use radius targeting with location targeting. The updates are available in Bing Ads Editor and V9 API.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • New App-Based Search Engine Startup Relcy Tries to Reset SEO
    The idea behind Relcy is to index and rank the content stored within apps on your phone, giving you the ability to search content across all your apps, which the major search engines, like Google, can't access. What could it mean for SEO?
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Managing Your Robots.txt File Effectively
    Robots.txt, when used correctly, can help you aid search engines with site crawling. But simple mistakes may stop search engines from crawling your site. Here's how to use robots.txt, and some tools you can use to check for mistakes.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • 4 Amazing Things You Simply Must Know About Sensational Headlines
    If readers are developing headline fatigue, but content creators continue to be chartered with driving traffic, where does that leave marketers when it comes to how to approach headlines? Here are some key takeaways from a study of headlines.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Google Love Grows, Bing Satisfaction Drops Among U.S. Customers [Survey]
    Love it or hate it, Google is loved by customers. Bing? No so much? And Yahoo, the love is pretty much gone. That's according to 70,000 users who were surveyed as part of the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)E-Business Report.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Blogger Fined for Top-Ranked Restaurant Review
    French blogger Caroline Doudet was forced to amend her post title and pay damages after a negative restaurant review that was appearing too prominently in Google search was found to be "unfairly hurting" the business.
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Marin Adds Google Shopping Campaign Management
    Announcements coming from Marin in the past week showcase support for Google Shopping campaigns in its advertising platform, and product inventory feed management through an integration of Productsup.
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:30pm -

TECHNOLOGY BEATS

FAST COMPANY

  • Why Automakers Want 4G Inside Cars

    Why Automakers Want 4G Inside Cars

    Here's what automakers can do when cars have built-in smartphone capabilities. This article contains an interview with Phil Abram, GM chief infotainment officer.Read Full Story
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:40pm -
  • Lyft's Ride-Sharing Service Gets A New York City Greenlight, Will Hit The Streets At 7 O'Clock Tonight

    Lyft's Ride-Sharing Service Gets A New York City Greenlight, Will Hit The Streets At 7 O'Clock Tonight

    We finally have lyft-off for the pink mustachioed cars in NYC.After getting off to a rocky start in New York City, Lyft finally has the greenlight to launch in all five boroughs starting tonight at 7 p.m.Read Full Story
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:58pm -
  • McLiterary McCups? McDonald's Is Rebranding To Take On Chipotle

    McLiterary McCups? McDonald's Is Rebranding To Take On Chipotle

    The fast-food giant is undertaking an 18-month effort to change its image in consumers' minds. But don't expect a new logo.Chipotle may have transformed the fast food industry, but McDonald's isn't going to stand on the sidelines as consumers flock t…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:23pm -
  • This Cruel Pavlok Bracelet Shocks You To Exercise

    This Cruel Pavlok Bracelet Shocks You To Exercise

    Hate exercising? ZAP! Still hate exercising?The fitness bands we know today have all been built around positive reinforcement. From glowing animations to congratulatory messaging when you hit goals and milestones, Fitbits, Nike+ Fuelbands, and the Ja…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:24pm -
  • Dronies Are The New Selfies

    Dronies Are The New Selfies

    Make way in your Instagram feed for flying-camera panoramas.Squishing yourself into a cameraphone frame with your bestie is so early 2014. Why rely on your outstretched arm when you can include a sweeping vista and aerial approach to your selfie?Read…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:04pm -
  • HP's Post-Electronic Solution To Tomorrow's Huge Data

    HP's Post-Electronic Solution To Tomorrow's Huge Data

    The Internet of things will soon be spitting out more data than today's transistors can handle, but HP thinks it has a solution: The Machine.Imagine a single device that, like the people in Honey I Shrunk/Blew Up the Kids, comes in whatever size a st…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:03pm -
  • China's Baidu Is Developing A Self-Driving Car

    China's Baidu Is Developing A Self-Driving Car

    The search engine giant says the technology is "at a very early stage."So far, Google has dominated the conversation surrounding self-driving cars, but now China's search engine equivalent Baidu has something to say: A rep for Baidu confirmed to Tech…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Wikipedia Bans Congress From Editing Pages For 10 Days

    Wikipedia Bans Congress From Editing Pages For 10 Days

    Wikipedia cites "persistent disruptive editing" from computers at the House of Representatives.A Twitter bot called @CongressEdits did the Internet a fun and illuminating service by highlighting anonymous Wikipedia edits made from inside the halls of…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:50pm -
  • No Glasses Needed: Prototype Smartphone Display Accounts For Your Bad Vision

    No Glasses Needed: Prototype Smartphone Display Accounts For Your Bad Vision

    Tell it your prescription, and the experimental screen makes blurry images clear for you.People with vision problems, rejoice: A team from Microsoft, U.C. Berkeley, and MIT has created an experimental screen technology that would allow you to view yo…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:32pm -
  • A Smartphone Remote For Nerds, With All The Power Of IFTTT

    A Smartphone Remote For Nerds, With All The Power Of IFTTT

    Unlike most "notification" wearables, a new device called Qblinks lets you set up powerful rules for how those notifications are handled. This article contains an interview with Qblinks CEO Samson Chen.Read Full Story
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Google X Moonshot Wants To Map A Perfectly Healthy Human Body

    Google X Moonshot Wants To Map A Perfectly Healthy Human Body

    Baseline Study, a new Google X project, wants to unearth the secrets hidden in our biology.Google X's ambitious moonshot projects have included fantastical visions of space elevators and Back to the Future-style hoverboards. But its latest mission mi…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:55pm -
  • The Bike Fits In A Backpack, So It's Super Easy To Bring On Trips (Some Assembly Required)

    The Bike Fits In A Backpack, So It's Super Easy To Bring On Trips (Some Assembly Required)

    This design envisions a bicycle that can be simply assembled or taken apart in 10 minutes. Hope you're good with a socket wrench.If you've ever brought a bike along on a flight or packed up the parts to ship across the country, you know that trying t…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:14pm -
  • 10 Rare Color Photographs From World War I

    10 Rare Color Photographs From World War I

    A new book presents hundreds of autochrome color photographs of The Great War, many of them in print for the first time.There were several million black-and-white photographs taken of the World War I--you've probably seen them in history textbooks or…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Forget Cubicles: This Office Replaces Desks With A Giant Rock To Climb

    Forget Cubicles: This Office Replaces Desks With A Giant Rock To Climb

    With nooks and crannies to help you get creative with your positioning, you'll no longer have to choose between sitting or standing while you work.Even if you're disciplined enough to spend an hour at the gym every day, the depressing fact about offi…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:39am -
  • 7 Questions For Logo Design Legend Ivan Chermayeff

    7 Questions For Logo Design Legend Ivan Chermayeff

    The 82-year-old designer of logos for everyone, from NBC to MoMA, on difficult clients, graphic design's boom, and his fear of paintingIf you've ever watched Showtime or NBC, visited the Museum of Modern Art or the Smithsonian, read National Geograph…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Randi Zuckerberg's Deep-Dive Creative Month

    Randi Zuckerberg's Deep-Dive Creative Month

    How taking monotasking to an extreme can help you tackle ambitious projects.Every March, Randi Zuckerberg goes on a spring break. Last year she went to New York; the year before she went to Tokyo. But unlike your standard vacation, Zuckerberg, founde…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:06am -
  • How Becoming A Parent Made Me A Better Manager

    How Becoming A Parent Made Me A Better Manager

    I came into parenting knowing nothing about managing people. Now I know (almost!) everything.Lately, I've been addressed a lot as "Mom," and not just by my toddler--my baby is still too young to talk. There's the nurse at the pediatrician's office ("…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:06am -
  • How A Balanced Workplace Culture Can Support Your Mission

    How A Balanced Workplace Culture Can Support Your Mission

    Leila Janah runs three social enterprise companies simultaneously by applying the same "grit, grace, and optimism" to both work and life.Leila Janah is founder and CEO of three San Francisco-based companies: Samasource, which connects people in devel…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:06am -
  • Meet UAV's Little Brother: The Unmanned Military Convoy

    Meet UAV's Little Brother: The Unmanned Military Convoy

    TerraMax kits turn ordinary military trucks into self-driving road warriors.When you think of self-driving vehicles, you probably think of Google, Audi, and Daimler. Although the research underlying all of their advances was funded by DARPA, it's som…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 4 Employee Engagement Secrets From Millennials

    4 Employee Engagement Secrets From Millennials

    The fastest-growing demographic in the workforce knows a few things about motivating and leading others.With their widespread entrance into the workplace, millennials are bringing new requirements of employee engagement that include creativity, entre…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:58am -
  • 5 Free Apps For Making Good Habits And Breaking Bad Ones

    5 Free Apps For Making Good Habits And Breaking Bad Ones

    Visualize, track, and data-crunch your way to new habits.We threw down the first "Habits Challenge" gauntlet today--check it out here--on wrangling your inbox using auto-replies. If you're ready to crush the competition (the competition is yourself),…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:50am -
  • Most Americans Think The U.S. Would Be Better Governed If More Women Were In Charge

    Most Americans Think The U.S. Would Be Better Governed If More Women Were In Charge

    A new Gallup poll reveals that 63% of Americans think we'd be better off with more female political leaders.Tina Fey famously quipped on SNL in 2008 that "bitch is the new black," asserting that the reason that Hillary Clinton was trailing Barack Oba…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:43am -
  • The New Habit Challenge: Use An Email Autoresponder Every Day

    The New Habit Challenge: Use An Email Autoresponder Every Day

    We once dubbed the autoresponder "The Greatest Productivity Tool You Never Thought Of." But were we just being hyperbolic? You tell us.Inbox zero is a myth, an urban legend relayed by merry pranksters who want you to go crazy trying to respond to eve…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:21am -
  • 9 Women Respond Brilliantly To A Sexist Question

    9 Women Respond Brilliantly To A Sexist Question

    These women took a stupid sexist question and turned it on its head to show how they are effecting change in their industries.The more we look into what it means to be a woman in the corporate world, the more stories come to light--and it's been a fr…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:19am -
  • With Square Integration On IFTTT, Merchants Can See Transaction Data On Google Glass

    With Square Integration On IFTTT, Merchants Can See Transaction Data On Google Glass

    Square joins IFTTT's interconnected ecosystem.Square merchants have more ways to analyze and interact with their transaction data thanks to integration with automation service IFTTT.Read Full Story
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:10pm -

VENTURE BEAT

ReadWriteWeb

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

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

    I saw the massive line of interns long before I could see the venue. The young crowd waiting outside Broadway Studios in San Francisco on Tuesday chatted with friends and checked their phones, eagerly awaiting to get inside. Interns line up outside…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:56pm -
  • Amazon Web Services: It's Big, Getting Bigger And Not Slowing Down

    Amazon Web Services: It's Big, Getting Bigger And Not Slowing Down

    Amazon Web Services is already the 800-pound gorilla in cloud. It offers five times the utilized compute capacity of its next 14 competitors combined and is arguably the fastest-growing software business in history. According to Amazon CTO Werner…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:22pm -
  • StackOverflow Readers Are Not Your Average Web Developers

    StackOverflow Readers Are Not Your Average Web Developers

    We knew StackOverflow was different. Turns out it's, well, really different.The technical Q&A site looks like your standard Web developer hangout. But according to new data from IEEE Spectrum, its community has some unusual technical tastes. For…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:31pm -
  • Quantum Computing And The Value Of Storytelling In Science

    Quantum Computing And The Value Of Storytelling In Science

    The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.In Santa Barbara, Microsoft is working on the future of computing.…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Google Buying Twitch for $1 Billion, According To Reports

    Google Buying Twitch for $1 Billion, According To Reports

    Google is reportedly purchasing video game livestreaming platform Twitch for $1 billion. A Google spokesperson has declined to comment on the rumors.Twitch, the world’s largest gaming website and community, lets gamers broadcast their live videopla…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:28am -
  • Facebook Finalizes $2 Billion Deal To Own Your Face

    Facebook Finalizes $2 Billion Deal To Own Your Face

    Facebook has made it very clear it’s no longer just a social network. It’s been working hard trying to compete with Google on several fronts: search, nascent technology markets, and post-desktop computing. Now that the $2 billion Oculus deal is…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:26am -
  • Data Obesity: The Latest Threat To Your Digital Fitness

    Data Obesity: The Latest Threat To Your Digital Fitness

    So many of our modern health problems stem from issues of abundance: fast food, car-friendly suburbs, and endless couch-borne entertainment.The cure for these, according to the quantified-self cult of Silicon Valley, is more data! Just collect inform…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:33pm -
  • Yammer Cofounder Leaving Microsoft

    Yammer Cofounder Leaving Microsoft

    Yammer co-founder David Sacks announced he’s leaving Microsoft on Wednesday, tweeting a thank you and goodbye to his former charges, whom he referred to as his “YamFamily.”Microsoft acquired the maker of the enterprise social networking and cha…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:51am -
  • Why Pinterest's Workforce Is The Future Of Tech

    Why Pinterest's Workforce Is The Future Of Tech

    Pinterest’s tech department is twice as female as Twitter’s, and more so than the departments at Facebook and Yahoo, the numbers show.On Thursday, Pinterest released its diversity numbers indicating the company’s gender and ethnicity makeup. Th…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 9:25am -
  • Google Wants Chromecast's Allure To Rub Off On Its Music Service

    Google Wants Chromecast's Allure To Rub Off On Its Music Service

    Chromecast is one of Google's most successful consumer products ever. So it's only natural that the company would like to hitch another wagon to that star—and right now, that wagon is its streaming-music service, formally known by the awful name Go…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:00am -

DIGITAL LIFE

  • NewWatch this excited dog faint after being reunited with her owner (Don't worry, she's okay!)

    Watch this excited dog faint after being reunited with her owner (Don't worry, she's okay!)

    Rebecca Ehalt may have missed her dog while away in Europe, but it's clear that her pet schnauzer missed her so much that it knocked the poor pooch off her feet — literally.Ehalt visited her family's home in Pennsylvania earlier this week from Slov…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:45pm -
  • New6-year-old battling brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards from strangers

    6-year-old battling brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards from strangers

    Think about what it feels like to open a birthday card from someone who cares about you. Now, multiply that by several thousand, and you might get a sense of how Daniel Nickerson feels today.Daniel is battling an inoperable brain tumor, and thanks to…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:23pm -
  • NewOne Republic: The weirdest things fans have given us

    One Republic: The weirdest things fans have given us

    The band talks about the strangest things fans have thrown at them on stage and shares their guilty pleasures in this episode of TODAY’s “On the Road With…” series.
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:02pm -
  • NewDouble take! Doggie makeovers reveal shelter pets' true, happy selves

    Double take! Doggie makeovers reveal shelter pets' true, happy selves

    Never underestimate the transformative power of a nice bath, a new hairstyle, a professional photo shoot and a good belly rub.Shelter dogs across the United States are showing off their true, happy, confident selves thanks to an effort to give them d…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:56pm -
  • A dozen ways to keep your car from being stolen

    A dozen ways to keep your car from being stolen

    It’s summer and your car could be hot, in more ways than one.Despite a nationwide crackdown, car theft remains a major problem, and according to government statistics, a vehicle is stolen in the U.S. about every 44 seconds. Thefts are the worst in…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:03pm -
  • Bill Murray actually shows up for 'Bill Murray Ice Cream Social'

    Bill Murray actually shows up for 'Bill Murray Ice Cream Social'

    Who in their right mind would refuse free ice cream? Certainly not Bill Murray!So when the owner of Los Angeles' CVT Soft Serve threw an impromptu "Bill Murray Ice Cream Social" Tuesday night, it was a pleasant but not entirely unexpected treat when…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:03pm -
  • OneRepublic performs hit single ‘Love Runs Out’

    OneRepublic performs hit single ‘Love Runs Out’

    The rock band performs their new single from their latest album, titled “Native.”
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • Bobbie's Buzz: Makeup, clothing and other products that give back

    Bobbie's Buzz: Makeup, clothing and other products that give back

    TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas shares buzzworthy buys that give back to communities .Chew the right thingWhile waiting for a flight at the airport, I decided to pick up a pack of gum. Little did I know that the tiny box I chose wa…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:23pm -
  • Lending a hand: Crowdfunding helps family give son lymphoma treatment

    Lending a hand: Crowdfunding helps family give son lymphoma treatment

    The Fleming family was six thousand miles from home when they learned their son had cancer. Who could they turn to for help?The Internet, of course.Josh and Joanna Flemming and their three children had left their home in South Carolina in order to do…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:15pm -
  • A tat for Matt? Many TODAY viewers say #MattTattooYes!

    A tat for Matt? Many TODAY viewers say #MattTattooYes!

    A tat for Matt? On Friday TODAY’s Matt Lauer entertained the possibility of getting a tattoo. And many TODAY viewers think Matt should get inked.During a discussion about whether men over 50 should get a tattoo, Matt quietly acknowledged “I’m…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:57pm -

ENGADGET

  • NewPlaydate: We're livestreaming the 'Destiny' beta on Xbox One!

    Playdate: We're livestreaming the 'Destiny' beta on Xbox One!

    Welcome, ladygeeks and gentlenerds, to the new era of gaming. The one where you get to watch, and comment, as other people livestream gameplay from next-gen consoles. Because games! They're fun!...
    - 33 mins ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:30pm -
  • NewHigh-tech headband looks to prevent drowning, bad parenting

    High-tech headband looks to prevent drowning, bad parenting

    Some drowning incidents can be easily prevented, and a wearable device wants to keep tabs on submersion time while your kids are at the pool. The iSwimband is a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that syncs up with an iOS device to alert you when that little.…
    - 47 mins ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:16pm -
  • NewMicrosoft unleashes 'Settlers of Catan' on the web

    Microsoft unleashes 'Settlers of Catan' on the web

    Microsoft has something of an extracurricular activity: When it's not releasing Office for iPad or updating Windows, it has a habit of helping other companies build websites. That's mostly because it wants to show how smoothly everything works in...
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:38pm -
  • NewVerizon to start throttling data on unlimited LTE plans

    Verizon to start throttling data on unlimited LTE plans

    Out of the many trappings US carriers have in common, throttling speeds for heavy data users is certainly one of them. So, accordingly, it's not surprising for Verizon to confirm reports that it will soon start slowing things down for more customers…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:49pm -
  • The top 11 laptops you can buy right now

    The top 11 laptops you can buy right now

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    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • ​Cellphone unlocking bill passes through the House, heads to the Oval Office

    ​Cellphone unlocking bill passes through the House, heads to the Oval Office

    Well, it seems like the US cellphone unlocking bill didn't get held up legislation after all: the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act just passed through the House of Representatives with unanimous support. The measure reverses th…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:34pm -
  • Watching 'Sharknado' with Syfy Sync and Philips Hue

    Watching 'Sharknado' with Syfy Sync and Philips Hue

    When I open my mailbox, I often find Amazon packages that I don't remember ordering. But today's surprise was a DVD of Sharknado, a movie I absolutely did not purchase. My first instinct was to contact Amazon and change my password, but then I found…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:07pm -
  • Now that Apple is buying Beats, Bose sues over noise-cancelling patents

    Now that Apple is buying Beats, Bose sues over noise-cancelling patents

    The ink is likely dry on the Apple/Beats deal, but it has yet to be officially stamped with regulatory approval. Bose is now going after Cupertino's big purchase though, as the audio outfit is suing over alleged patent infringement. The suit takes..…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:38pm -
  • Get the most out of Netflix with these tools -- while you still can

    Get the most out of Netflix with these tools -- while you still can

    We've heard your complaint: you can't find anything to watch on Netflix. Despite all the A/B testing, app updates and data Netflix is measuring behind the scenes, the way it presents the library makes it nearly impossible to see everything that's...
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to go to Mars

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to go to Mars

    The United States space shuttle program no longer exists, which leaves NASA's astronauts with few options for hitching a ride to the International Space Station. One option, Russia's space program, is currently roadblocked by politics. Another other…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:36pm -

THE NEXT WEB

NEWS FOR TECHNOLOGY LEADERS

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

CONSUMER TECH NEWS

  • Google Buys Game-Streaming Site Twitch For $1 Billion

    Google Buys Game-Streaming Site Twitch For $1 Billion

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

    Future Phone Could Have 1TB Of RAM

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

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

    Google has begun the process of utilising Material Design into their apps and services. The Google Play Store was the first to get a touch up and while it is not a 100% shift to the design language, it certainly seems a lot less cluttered compared to…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:01am -
  • You Can Now Turn Your Own Face Into An Emoticon With Imoji

    You Can Now Turn Your Own Face Into An Emoticon With Imoji

    Imoji is a rather unique app in a way that it makes the process of expressing yourself in your chat messages a lot easier. The app basically allows you build an emoji sticker base of yourself with your own cocky expressions in them instead of that ye…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:12am -
  • Rumour: Apple Working On 4K iMac & 12-inch Retina MacBook Air

    Rumour: Apple Working On 4K iMac & 12-inch Retina MacBook Air

    Apple is now offering users the chance to preview its latest desktop software, OS X Yosemite, as the second stage in beta-testing. Soon after the move, rumours have cropped up suggesting that the company could release the final version of the OS in O…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:36am -
  • HTC One M8 To Get KitKat 4.4.3 Next Week; Android L In Works

    HTC One M8 To Get KitKat 4.4.3 Next Week; Android L In Works

    HTC Vice President of Management, Mo Versi put out a tweet letting the world know that the company is indeed looking to skip the Android 4.4.4 update for the HTC One M8 in favour of Android L.Of course the news came out indirectly with Mo Versi hint…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:18am -
  • Skullcandy Launches Women’s Line Series, Designed Exclusively For Women

    Skullcandy Launches Women’s Line Series, Designed Exclusively For Women

    Skullcandy has finally launched its Women’s Line Series of headphones and as the name suggests, it has been built from the ground up exclusively for women. The range consists of 3 headphones the Skullcandy Knockout, Bombshell and the Dime each with…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:31pm -
  • Download Uber On Your Lumia Windows Phone And Get Two Free Rides

    Download Uber On Your Lumia Windows Phone And Get Two Free Rides

    Uber has finally launched an app for the Windows Phone platform and to celebrate this, the company is now offering two free rides worth Rs 500 each for free for Nokia Lumia users. We must say that the company is indeed going all out to reach out to w…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Review: LG G3 — An All Round Performer

    Review: LG G3 — An All Round Performer

    LG G3Street Price: Rs 47,000After a series of lacklustre phones, the G2 brought LG back in the smartphone game. It did not break its rival GALAXY S4's sales records, but was well received by the critics. Especially, the camera and screen were among…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:55am -
  • Gionee Rolls Out Android 4.4 KitKat Update For The Elife E7 Mini

    Gionee Rolls Out Android 4.4 KitKat Update For The Elife E7 Mini

    Chinese phone manufacturer Gionee has rolled out an Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for its Elife E7 Mini smartphone in India. However, the update isn't available to users over-the-air (OTA), instead it needs to be installed manually by taking the device…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:33am -
  • Google Adds ‘Explore Nearby’ Button To Maps For Android

    Google Adds ‘Explore Nearby’ Button To Maps For Android

    Google is officially now rolling out a new section for its Maps app. The new feature will add a new button to your maps app, but indeed offers a plethora of features for something this small in the UI. The ‘explore nearby’ feature always existed,…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:15am -
  • Fleksy 3.0 Adds Some Colour To Your Typing Experience

    Fleksy 3.0 Adds Some Colour To Your Typing Experience

    Fleksy has finally updated its keyboard app for Android and iOS to version 3.0. New to this version of Fleksy, is the much-requested themes feature which are available for download from the Fleksy Store. Additionally, the minimal looking third-party…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:54am -
  • Oplus Launches Its XonPhone 5 Smartphone In India At Rs 7,999

    Oplus Launches Its XonPhone 5 Smartphone In India At Rs 7,999

    Taiwanese phone manufacturer Oplus has launched its XonPhone 5 smartphone in India, which features a 5-inch HD display and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. The device is priced at Rs 7,999 and will be available exclusively via online retailer Snapdeal.As…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:22am -
  • HTC Says The Smartwatch Spied In The Video Isn't The Real Deal

    HTC Says The Smartwatch Spied In The Video Isn't The Real Deal

    A recent behind-the-scenes video released by HTC gave us a glimpse of an unidentified smartwatch that everyone assumed could be the company's upcoming Android Wear hardware. However, HTC has now broken the silence advising us that it would be best if…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 9:51am -
  • Jolla Launcher For Android Gets An Update; Beta Coming Soon

    Jolla Launcher For Android Gets An Update; Beta Coming Soon

    Jolla seems to be doing the right thing by pushing out its own launcher for the Android herd. The launcher gives Android users a clear cut demo of the Sailfish OS that Jolla runs on its own Jolla smartphones (and a couple of Nexus devices as well). W…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:04am -
  • Microsoft Unveils Its Quad-Core Budget Hero, The Lumia 530

    Microsoft Unveils Its Quad-Core Budget Hero, The Lumia 530

    Microsoft has unveiled its latest low-cost Windows Phone device, the Lumia 530, and at €85 (approximately Rs 6,900) its a bargain. Successor to the Lumia 520, the device will have the hard task of replacing the best selling WP device in the world,…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:48am -
  • BlackBerry Passport Now Confirmed To Come In White

    BlackBerry Passport Now Confirmed To Come In White

    While BlackBerry is readying its upcoming Passport smartphone for launch, the BlackBerry Insider blog is busy revealing both the software and hardware features of the soon to be announced smartphone. This time around we get a confirmation, that Passp…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:11am -
  • Spice To Launch Its Budget Android One & Firefox Phone Before Diwali

    Spice To Launch Its Budget Android One & Firefox Phone Before Diwali

    Homegrown smartphone manufacturer Spice is all-set to launch its affordable Firefox Phone and Android One Smartphone in India before the festival of Diwali. The two devices will further bolster the bottom end of the smartphone market in the country,…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:39am -
  • Metal-Clad GALAXY Alpha May Be A Limited Edition Handset

    Metal-Clad GALAXY Alpha May Be A Limited Edition Handset

    A few days ago, we had looked at the first leaks of the Galaxy Alpha and there were thoughts that this would be a high-end device. The latest images give a clear image and conclusive evidence that the device will be placed between flagship Galaxy S5…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:27am -
  • Xiaomi Outs A Chunky Update For Its Just Released Mi 3 Smartphone

    Xiaomi Outs A Chunky Update For Its Just Released Mi 3 Smartphone

    Xiaomi has been having a great week so far with a successful launch in India. The company is now pushing out updates to its Mi 3 smartphone which seems to do a lot more than just crush a few bugs. The update replaces the current firmware with the new…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:12am -

TECH DIGEST TV

  • Cyclists hound a poor woman for a tweet: Twitter users need to learn the value of a proportional response

    Cyclists hound a poor woman for a tweet: Twitter users need to learn the value of a proportional response

    Since I took up cycling a couple of years ago, I’ve become something of a militant cyclist. Having to take to London’s roads is not a pleasant experience for much of the time, because the city is so poorly equipped to deal with people on two whee…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:51pm -
  • Chromecast one year on: Where are all of the apps?

    Chromecast one year on: Where are all of the apps?

    Google’s Chromecast streaming dongle is a year old today – so as we Cast a video of some candles being blown out, perhaps it is a good moment to ask if the device has lived up to its potential. In terms of pure sales, it is easy to call the Chrom…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:20pm -
  • Android Wear gets a web browser

    Android Wear gets a web browser


    - 12 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:02am -
  • Destiny Beta opens to everyone

    Destiny Beta opens to everyone

    Good news if you missed out on a beta code for Destiny: the game is now open for all players to download on both PSN and Xbox Live. The update comes just a week after PSN players could play exclusively. Worry not though Xbox gamers, as when Call of D…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:21am -
  • Canadians invent hitch-hiking robot. Because why not?

    Canadians invent hitch-hiking robot. Because why not?

    Meet HitchBot. Sadly not a robotic reanimation of the late Christopher Hitchens, but a hitch-hiking robot that will be travelling across Canada over the next few weeks. A creation of a number of Canadian universities, the hybrid art-project/social ex…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:31am -
  • WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel’s iWatch prank

    WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel’s iWatch prank

    US talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel has been playing a prank on unsuspecting pedestrians. His team took a $20 Casio watch and slapped on an Apple logo, and asked members of the public what they thought of the new iWatch. Needless to say, its funny to see t…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:42am -
  • The Pirate Bay launches mobile site

    The Pirate Bay launches mobile site

    “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” So said Jedi-master Obi-Wan Kenobi as he fought Darth Vader at the end of Star Wars. The same could be said of torrent site The Pirate Bay, which simply refuse…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:33am -
  • London Underground to support contactless card & phone payments in September

    London Underground to support contactless card & phone payments in September

    London’s Tube network will support payments through contactless debit and credit cards from September, it has emerged. EE has also announced that its customers will also be able to pay by tapping their handsets on the card readers. According to May…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:34am -
  • 5 reasons why Google/YouTube has bought Twitch (Updated)

    5 reasons why Google/YouTube has bought Twitch (Updated)

    Big news to wake up to this morning: apparently Google are on the verge of buying game live-streaming service Twitch for a cool one billion dollars. The reports come from Hollywood trade magazine Variety, who report that it is basically...
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:22am -
  • WATCH: Star Wars recreated in Minecraft

    WATCH: Star Wars recreated in Minecraft

    The dedication of some Minecraft players is astonishing. But rather than build a blocky cathedral, “Paradise Decay”, as he’s known, has decided to recreate the original Star Wars film, A New Home, shot-for-shot in Minecraft. The film is almost…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:17am -

Tech Eye

  • Doom over for PC industry says Intel

    Doom over for PC industry says Intel

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

    Microsoft's job cuts are going to be nasty

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

    TechEye downed by flying ants

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

    Intel's eight core plans revealed

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

    South Korea gives up on Microsoft

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

    Schmidt hits Cuba

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

    California allows Bitcoin

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

    HP forms Lynch mob

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

    Pirates may be jailed in Blighty

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

    Verizon loses German contracts to Deutsche-Telcom

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

TechPINIONS

GIZMAG

  • NewDrinkPure water filter shows promise for worldwide use

    DrinkPure water filter shows promise for worldwide use

    It's no secret that hundreds of millions of people around the world have little or no access to drinkable water. While a number of projects are aimed at getting filtration systems to those people, many of those systems require electricity, contain co…
    - 59 mins ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:04pm -
  • CaseCam lets you get in your own photos, using a flippin' mirror

    CaseCam lets you get in your own photos, using a flippin' mirror

    Ah yes, it's a problem for the ages. You want to be in a photo taken with your own unmanned smartphone, but you have no way of propping the phone up, or seeing what the shot looks like. Well, the CaseCam is designed to help. It allows a phone laid do…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:44pm -
  • B-And-Bee shelter looks to comfort festival goers

    B-And-Bee shelter looks to comfort festival goers

    Each year, millions of people head to their festival of choice with tent and sleeping bag in hand. Belgian company Achilles Design aims to bring those festival goers a little extra comfort – and save space too – with its honeycomb-shaped B-And-Be…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:52am -
  • Volvo XC90 to boast two world-first safety features

    Volvo XC90 to boast two world-first safety features

    Volvo has already been bragging about how the XC90 will be the world's cleanest and most powerful SUV. Now it is touting the all-wheel drive, seven-seater's safety features, which will include an auto brake at intersections function and a run-off roa…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:45am -
  • IcyBreeze cooler doubles as a portable air conditioner

    IcyBreeze cooler doubles as a portable air conditioner

    The need for an ice cold drink tends to go hand in hand with stinking hot temperatures. And while a chilled beverage can help to soothe from the inside, nothing brings on sustained comfort like a blast of cool air. The team behind IcyBreeze is lookin…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:20am -
  • Hilarious Razor Crazy Cart drift machine set to hit the UK

    Hilarious Razor Crazy Cart drift machine set to hit the UK

    When the Crazy Cart first launched in the USA, Canada and Australia last year, it made a huge splash. Not just for its awesome sideways drifting action, but because it featured quite frankly the best promotional video we've ever seen. Now, Razor has…
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:19am -
  • "Air waveguides" used to send optical data through the air

    "Air waveguides" used to send optical data through the air

    Efficient as fiber optic cables are at transmitting data in the form of light pulses, they do need to be physically supported, and they can only handle a finite amount of power. Still, what's the alternative ... just send those focused pulses through…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:24am -
  • NASA seeks commercial satellites to talk to Mars

    NASA seeks commercial satellites to talk to Mars

    You can land the most advanced spacecraft in history on the Mars, but if you can’t keep in touch with it, it might as well be so much scrap. To prevent that from happening, NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the feasibil…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:48am -
  • Cargo UAS set to deliver

    Cargo UAS set to deliver

    With the number of multi-rotor drone concepts competing for a narrow market share, you really need a unique selling point if you want to get your project off the ground. In the case of the developers of the Cargo Unmanned Air System (UAS), their poin…
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:12pm -
  • Boogio tells users everything they could want to know about their feet

    Boogio tells users everything they could want to know about their feet

    It seems like every day a new piece of wearable technology hits the market with the intention of revolutionizing the way we keep track of our fitness. Now, a product called Boogio is coming to market with a focus is on tracking the movement and force…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:24pm -
  • NASA begins to plan successor to the Hubble and James Webb deep space telescopes

    NASA begins to plan successor to the Hubble and James Webb deep space telescopes

    NASA has assembled a team of scientists and engineers to lay the first tentative plans for a successor platform to the Hubble and James Webb telescopes. The project, currently in the study phase, is being assessed for the technological and financial…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:53pm -
  • CycleAT transmits real-time pressure readings from bike tires

    CycleAT transmits real-time pressure readings from bike tires

    Although tire pressure monitoring systems are becoming increasingly common on four-wheeled vehicles, they're still quite the rarity on two-wheelers. RDV Labs, however, wants to change that. The San Francisco-based startup's CycleAT system is designed…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:51pm -
  • Early impressions: Amazon Fire Phone

    Early impressions: Amazon Fire Phone

    Apple launched the iPhone seven years ago. The first flagship Android phones hit the scene four and a half years ago. Hell, even Windows Phone has been around for over three years. But now Amazon is launching its first smartphone in mid-2014. Though…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:12pm -
  • Booze Joulies bring on the cooling, but won't water down your drink

    Booze Joulies bring on the cooling, but won't water down your drink

    If the only beer that you have on hand is tepid, you may be tempted to pour yourself a glass and throw in some ice cubes. As any connoisseur will tell you, though, ice cubes in beer is a definite no-no – as the ice melts, it dilutes the drink. That…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:34pm -
  • Cubii under-desk elliptical trainer lets you pedal to fitness at work

    Cubii under-desk elliptical trainer lets you pedal to fitness at work

    For workers who are sat at a desk all day, health and fitness can be a concern. There are various solutions for desk-based workouts, such as the OfficeGym chair attachment and Active Desk workspace/exercise bike. The Cubii, meanwhile, is a compact el…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:10pm -
  • Tallest chimney at Sellafield to be demolished using self-climbing platform

    Tallest chimney at Sellafield to be demolished using self-climbing platform

    Sellafield is Europe's largest nuclear site and although operations including spent fuel management and nuclear waste storage continue on-site, power generation ceased in 2003. As part of the decommissioning process, the site's tallest chimney will n…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:41pm -
  • Bunch O Balloons fills water bombs in bulk

    Bunch O Balloons fills water bombs in bulk

    Making a water bomb (or water balloon) can be a laborious and time-consuming process. Unless you have Bunch O Balloons, a system for filling 100 balloons with water in under a minute... Continue Reading Bunch O Balloons fills water bombs in bulkSect…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:23pm -
  • ESA mission operators prepare for post launch control of twin Galileo satellites

    ESA mission operators prepare for post launch control of twin Galileo satellites

    The ESA's post launch team are ready to guide and take control of a twin set of Galileo satellites, undertaking a number of procedures and adjustments in order to ready the pair for orbital duties. The satellites are due to be hefted into orbit toget…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:45pm -
  • OwnPhones aims to produce world's first 3D-printed wireless earphones

    OwnPhones aims to produce world's first 3D-printed wireless earphones

    Like many music lovers on the move, OwnPhones founder and CEO Itamar Jobani became frustrated when his off-the-shelf earphones kept falling out during sporty activity. He gathered a team of expert programmers, electronics engineers, 3D modelers and i…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 12:57pm -
  • Design for AstraZeneca's new high-tech campus unveiled

    Design for AstraZeneca's new high-tech campus unveiled

    Designs have been released for AstraZeneca's planned new corporate HQ and global R&D center in Cambridge, UK. The facility will cost around £330 million (US$560 million). Designed by Herzog & de Meuron architects, it will include high-tech research…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:11am -
  • Vivood retreat can be assembled within a day

    Vivood retreat can be assembled within a day

    Spanish architectural collective Vivood recently produced an eponymous shelter that could serve as glamping retreat, guesthouse, or basic tiny house. The prefabricated structure is delivered in "easy-to-fit" modular sections that have the electrics a…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 9:08am -
  • Audi gives the A7 TDI a boost with "competition" model

    Audi gives the A7 TDI a boost with "competition" model

    Do you like the look of the diesel Audi A7, but think it isn't quick enough? Audi may just have the car for you. The A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition is a more powerful version of the standard A7 3.0 TDI, with special styling cues to celebrate 25 yea…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:50am -
  • BioSkin defies urban heat island effect to help keep buildings cool

    BioSkin defies urban heat island effect to help keep buildings cool

    The urban heat island effect, whereby the high concentration of heat-retaining concrete and bitumen causes metropolitan centers to be significantly warmer than the rural areas surrounding them, is a common problem around the world. The phenomenon is…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:08am -
  • Video Review: Sena 20S Bluetooth motorcycle headset

    Video Review: Sena 20S Bluetooth motorcycle headset

    The Sena 20S sets a new standard in motorcycle Bluetooth communications with its giant 2-kilometre range, dual Bluetooth chips for true audio multitasking and strong voice control features. Here's our video review, as well as a demonstration of this…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:37am -
  • Cyberith's Virtualizer brings running, jumping ... and sitting to virtual reality

    Cyberith's Virtualizer brings running, jumping ... and sitting to virtual reality

    In recent years, we've seen a number of virtual reality (VR) devices targeted at bringing more immersive gaming to the home while also adding locomotion to the mix. Joining the charge is the Virtualizer from Austrian-based company Cyberith. The rig f…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:36am -

Digital TRENDS

FUTURE TECH TRENDS

  • What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About E-commerce Shopfronts

    What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About E-commerce Shopfronts

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

    Most Essential Equipments Of Food Machinery UK

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

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

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

    The Benefits of Choosing a Web Designer in Bristol

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

    Monaco Grand Prix 2015 Packages

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

    The Glass Vase: Simple and Elegant

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

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