TECHCRUNCH

  • NewFacebook Is Shutting Down Its API For Giving Your Friends’ Data To Apps

    Facebook Is Shutting Down Its API For Giving Your Friends’ Data To Apps

     It was always kind of shady that Facebook let you volunteer your friends’ status updates, checkins, location, interests and more to third-party apps. While this let developers build powerful, personalized products, the privacy concerns led Facebo…
    - 7 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 6:06pm -
  • NewGoogle Turns On Google Now Cards For 70 New Apps

    Google Turns On Google Now Cards For 70 New Apps

     Google Now has been expanding the range and variety of its Google Now cards, with 40 third-party partners unveiled in January. 70 more are being added to the Google app on Android today, bringing the total pool of Now partners up to 110. Some marqu…
    - 13 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 6:00pm -
  • NewMode Media Combines Its Websites Under A New Social News App

    Mode Media Combines Its Websites Under A New Social News App

     The digital media company formerly known as Glam is launching a new product today for finding curated stories in topics like entertainment, food and fashion. The website (namely, Mode.com) and the mobile app (called Mode Stories) will allow users t…
    - 57 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:16pm -
  • NewAnnouncing The Finals Judges For Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield

    Announcing The Finals Judges For Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield

     We are just six days away from TechCrunch Disrupt NY, and we’re mobilizing to give you guys an amazing show. The line up this year is fantastic: We’ve got Carly Fiorina possibly running for president, we’ve got Dennis Crowley giving us the re…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:10pm -
  • NewHashiCorp Attacks Credentials Security With Open Source Secrets Manager

    HashiCorp Attacks Credentials Security With Open Source Secrets Manager

     Once upon a time, when you wanted to secure something of value, you put it in a vault and distributed the keys. Today, when you want to secure software credentials especially as you move across services, you can use a digital secrets manager and…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:00pm -
  • NewERA Graduates Batch 8 At Demo Day In New York

    ERA Graduates Batch 8 At Demo Day In New York

     Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) is wrapping up its eighth cohort today with presentations from 10 startups that range from “testing as a service” provider API Fortress to personal health assistant app uGO Health. Read More
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:14pm -
  • NewThis Is The LG G4

    This Is The LG G4

     The LG G4 is here, and as previewed, it does indeed feature a leather back, designed for comfort and durability according to the company. The smartphone has some serious bona fides when it comes to hardware specs, including a quad HD (1440 x 2560)…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:00pm -
  • NewAnnouncing the Disrupt NY Hackathon Judges, API Workshops And Last Round Of Tickets

    Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon Judges, API Workshops And Last Round Of Tickets

     The Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon kicks off Saturday at noon and we’re excited to announce the judges and API workshops for the event. Tarikh Korula is returning to reprise his role as the Hackathon MC, along with TechCrunch’s own Samantha O’Keef…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:00pm -
  • NewTracxn, Which Aspires To Be The “Gartner Of Startup Data,” Grabs $3.5M Series A

    Tracxn, Which Aspires To Be The “Gartner Of Startup Data,” Grabs $3.5M Series A

     Tracxn, an analytics firm co-founded by Sequoia and Accel alumni to track data from startups, has raised a $3.5 million series A round from SAIF Ventures. Read More
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:00pm -
  • How To Break Through Online Video Clutter

    How To Break Through Online Video Clutter

     Every day, there are press announcements about traditional content brands making their information available to consumers online in over-the-top models. In addition to traditional distributors like Dish Networks, there are new upstart programming b…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:00pm -

REUTERS-TECH

  • NewApple's blockbuster quarter eases doubts about growth

    Apple's blockbuster quarter eases doubts about growth

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc's blowout second quarter, coming after record iPhone sales in the holiday shopping season, laid to rest doubts that the company could sustain its scorching pace of growth.
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:13pm -
  • NewIcahn says Apple still undervalued

    Icahn says Apple still undervalued

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc remains undervalued and misunderstood, activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted, even as the company posted stellar quarterly results on Monday.
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:04pm -
  • NewChina iPhone sales boosts Apple; shares up modestly

    China iPhone sales boosts Apple; shares up modestly

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday as it sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time, but the company gave no sales figures for its new Apple Watch.
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:47pm -
  • NewHuawei releases new Honor budget smartphone, to be sold online

    Huawei releases new Honor budget smartphone, to be sold online

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] launched on Tuesday the Honor 4C smartphone, the latest bid by the Chinese technology firm to gain market share in the highly competitive budget handset segment from domestic rivals such as Xiao…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:18pm -
  • NewFCC sees first bid to block net neutrality rules implementation

    FCC sees first bid to block net neutrality rules implementation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has received the first request to delay the implementation of new Internet regulations from a communication architect who said the rules threaten his business, a filing disclosed on We…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:16pm -
  • No new trial for man behind illicit Silk Road website

    No new trial for man behind illicit Silk Road website

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has denied a request for a new trial for Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of being the mastermind behind the Silk Road online black market for illegal drugs
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:46pm -
  • Cars to be fitted with automatic emergency calling from mid-2018

    Cars to be fitted with automatic emergency calling from mid-2018

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - All cars and light vans in Europe will have to be fitted with automatic emergency calling devices from April 2018 under new rules approved by European Union lawmakers on Tuesday, which could cut road deaths by 10 percent a year.…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:27pm -
  • PayPal extends One Touch payment to online transactions

    PayPal extends One Touch payment to online transactions

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - PayPal, eBay Inc's electronic payments division, said on Tuesday it will extend its single-touch payment service from mobile devices to online transactions to try to reduce the $4 trillion in merchandise abandoned in retailers' on…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:07pm -
  • YouTube to fund premium content, signs film deal

    YouTube to fund premium content, signs film deal

    (Reuters) - Google Inc's YouTube will directly invest in new shows to be launched in partnerships with its four top content creators, it said in a blog on Tuesday.
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 1:05pm -
  • Corning expects Gorilla Glass sales to remain strong

    Corning expects Gorilla Glass sales to remain strong

    (Reuters) - Corning Inc the supplier of Gorilla glass to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, said it expects to sell more LCD glass in the second quarter.
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 12:39pm -
  • South Korea investigating Oracle over software bundling

    South Korea investigating Oracle over software bundling

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's antitrust body said on Tuesday that it is investigating U.S. database firm Oracle Corp over whether its practice of bundling new software offerings into maintenance services contracts is anticompetitive behavior.
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 9:35am -
  • Panasonic sees fourth year of profit gains on auto electronics growth

    Panasonic sees fourth year of profit gains on auto electronics growth

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Panasonic Corp said it remains on track for a fourth straight year of operating profit growth, vindicating a restructuring that has seen the electronics firm pivot toward new goods like auto parts and away from former glorie…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 8:28am -
  • Turkey minister says might cancel 4G tender, switch to 5G: newspaper

    Turkey minister says might cancel 4G tender, switch to 5G: newspaper

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey could cancel a May tender for 4G telecoms infrastructure after President Tayyip Erdogan urged the country not to "lose time" with the technology and move straight to 5G, the trade minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday.…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 7:40am -
  • Tencent takes on Alibaba, Xiaomi with open smart hardware operating system

    Tencent takes on Alibaba, Xiaomi with open smart hardware operating system

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd launched on Tuesday an operating system for internet-connected devices such as TVs and watches that is open to all developers, taking on domestic rivals Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Xiaomi Inc in the…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 6:14am -
  • Exclusive: Data center company Telx explores $2 billion sale - sources

    Exclusive: Data center company Telx explores $2 billion sale - sources

    (Reuters) - Telx Group Inc, a private equity-owned provider of data centers and network solutions to companies, is exploring a sale that could value it at around $2 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 12:24am -
  • China iPhone sales boosts Apple; shares up modestly

    China iPhone sales boosts Apple; shares up modestly

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday as it sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time, but the company gave no sales figures for its new Apple Watch.
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 11:28pm -
  • EBay adds weight to Google's Brussels antitrust defense: FT

    EBay adds weight to Google's Brussels antitrust defense: FT

    (Reuters) - EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe has added weight to Google Inc's defense in an antitrust case, saying the two companies are direct competitors in online shopping, the Financial Times reported.
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 10:44pm -
  • Microsoft phones infringe patents: U.S. International Trade Commission judge

    Microsoft phones infringe patents: U.S. International Trade Commission judge

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 9:52pm -
  • Facebook launches video calling in Messenger app

    Facebook launches video calling in Messenger app

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc introduced free video calling in its Messenger phone app on Monday as the company seeks to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with the same reach as its 1.4 billion user social network.
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:59pm -
  • With Nasdaq at records, investors ask what's next for tech

    With Nasdaq at records, investors ask what's next for tech

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the Nasdaq Composite last hit record highs during the dotcom era, fund manager Walter Price struggled with justifying paying 400 times a company's earnings for rapid growth.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 15, 5:32pm -

TECHNICALLY PERSONAL

  • NewLG Wraps its New G4 Flagship in Warm Leather to Take on Premium Rivals

    LG Wraps its New G4 Flagship in Warm Leather to Take on Premium Rivals

    There are many powerful smartphones out there, and LG hopes that its new G4 flagship will earn its place among them, as well. The G4 has been unveiled at six events around the world, and this should speak of how badly the South Korean company want…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:21pm -
  • ON Attaches to your Smartphone with Magnets to Wirelessly Charge it

    ON Attaches to your Smartphone with Magnets to Wirelessly Charge it

    Wireless charging is a really neat feature to have in your smartphone, but this won’t help you out when you are away from an outlet. And maybe you don’t have a portable battery, or you just find it tiresome to use one. So if you are looking for a…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:37pm -
  • The Best Wifi-Enabled SD Cards for you Camera

    The Best Wifi-Enabled SD Cards for you Camera

    If you want to use your smartphone or tablet to easily control the camera and share pictures on-the-go, you might need a Wi-Fi-enabled SD card. These SD cards are very similar to the normal ones you’re probably used to, just that they also come wit…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:30pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Beats iPhone 6 Plus as the New Leader in Smartphone Cameras

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Beats iPhone 6 Plus as the New Leader in Smartphone Cameras

    Camera is one of the most important things we look at when buying a new smartphone. There are so many things to consider, and sometimes we need to listen to the experts in this field. Of course, the best expertise is your own experience with it, but…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 1:20pm -
  • Facebook is Introducing Video Calling in Messenger to Take on Skype and Others

    Facebook is Introducing Video Calling in Messenger to Take on Skype and Others

    Facebook released the Messenger app for mobile devices back in August, 2011, and since then has been busy improving it with new features. In the beginning, many didn’t understand why Facebook came up with a product that was basically identical…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 11:38am -
  • Couchlet is a Convenient Way to Charge your Phone from Your Couch or bed

    Couchlet is a Convenient Way to Charge your Phone from Your Couch or bed

    It’s hard not to get your smartphone in bed with you, when you’ve just heard about that new awesome game. Or when you just want to watch a movie stream, or check your Facebook feed, or whatnot. And as you’re all set and comfy, you realize that…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 15, 12:57pm -
  • 10 Best Android Apps & Games This Week

    10 Best Android Apps & Games This Week

    Did you exhaust already the Android apps and games we’ve featured in our previous roundup? Are you looking for some more? If so, then you’re in the right place. And we’ve got some other great news for you, our sister roundup with some of the be…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 15, 12:34pm -
  • Lenovo’s new A5000 Smartphone Priced at Rs. 9,999, Gets a Big 4000mAh Battery, 5-Inch Display and Just Android KitKat

    Lenovo’s new A5000 Smartphone Priced at Rs. 9,999, Gets a Big 4000mAh Battery, 5-Inch Display and Just Android KitKat

    Lenovo is continuing to expand its portfolio of smartphones in the India market, as the company has now officially made available for purchase the A5000 handset. The device can be bought from Lenovo’s own TheDoStore, and it’s currently featuring…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 15, 8:45am -
  • 10 Best iPhone and iPad Apps This Week

    10 Best iPhone and iPad Apps This Week

    Yes, the Best iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week is back. Raju PP, our Founder-Editor is handing over the baton to me. The last time he reprised the segment, he noted “The App Store continues to get pounded with several new apps and games from old an…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 5:22am -
  • Apps to Transform your iPad Into a Super Design Tool

    Apps to Transform your iPad Into a Super Design Tool

    Whether you are a designer, a programmer or a hobbyist wanting to create some cool visual work, it takes you a few serious apps to make that happen. Since designers are known to have a long-term love affair with anything Apple, we’re pretty sure th…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 15, 11:45am -

MASHABLE!

  • NewConstruction workers catcalled a woman for a month, and she's finally had enough

    Construction workers catcalled a woman for a month, and she's finally had enough

    LONDON — A woman who says she was catcalled by construction workers on her way to work day after day has finally reported them to the police.Poppy Smart, a 23-year-old digital marketing coordinator, was subjected to whistles and comments from buil…
    - 26 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:47pm -
  • NewRob Dyrdek just pulled off an amazing Disney proposal

    Rob Dyrdek just pulled off an amazing Disney proposal

    Take note, boyfriends — this is how you do a proposal right.MTV Ridiculousness host Rob Dyrdek took his girlfriend Bryiana Flores to Disneyland for a fantasy vacation she'll never forget. The two sat down for a live showing of Aladdin, and that's…
    - 28 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:45pm -
  • NewWatch 100 years of Mexican beauty in one minute

    Watch 100 years of Mexican beauty in one minute

    Whether it's gorgeous braids or bright red lips, beauty in Mexico has always been bold.The Cut explores 100 years of Mexican history by fashioning model Reyna Marquez in the most popular hair and make up styles from the 1900s through today.Marquez…
    - 28 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:45pm -
  • NewMark Ruffalo answers the sexist questions Scarlett Johansson usually deals with

    Mark Ruffalo answers the sexist questions Scarlett Johansson usually deals with

    First, Loki. Then, Thanos. Now, the most evil villain to face the Avengers yet: sexismMark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson sat down for an Avengers: Age of Ultron press interview with Cosmo UK, who decided to switch things up for the sake of gender…
    - 31 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:42pm -
  • NewObama: America needs to do some "soul searching" after Baltimore riots

    Obama: America needs to do some "soul searching" after Baltimore riots

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday addressed the riot in Baltimore on Tuesday, calling on police departments and communities across the U.S. to do some "soul searching."See also: Baltimore mom slaps and scolds rioting son in front of everyone"We can…
    - 32 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:41pm -
  • New5-year-old Saige is your motivation to move up in life

    5-year-old Saige is your motivation to move up in life

    This 5 year-old girl is the sassy icon we all need in our life.There are a few things you should know about this pint-sized firecracker:1) Her name is Saige.2) She is MOVING ON.3) She is GOING TO JENN'S.4) Don't worry about her stuff, she already h…
    - 48 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:25pm -
  • NewRussell Brand grills Ed Miliband on taxes (yes, really) in trailer for new interview

    Russell Brand grills Ed Miliband on taxes (yes, really) in trailer for new interview

    LONDON — He's become a political influencer of sorts in the UK, and now actor Russell Brand is asking Ed Miliband the tough questionsBrand interviewed the Labour Party leader on Monday and published a trailer for the interview, titled "Milibrand,"…
    - 56 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:17pm -
  • NewDesigner makes minimalist movie posters using only circles

    Designer makes minimalist movie posters using only circles

    Perhaps the expression should be "A circle is worth a thousand words."Nicholas Barclay is an artist and designer who uses a series of modern circles to convey meaning — and movie titles. One of Barclay's collections is a series of minimalist movie…
    - 57 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:16pm -
  • NewVatican and United Nations send warning about manmade climate change

    Vatican and United Nations send warning about manmade climate change

    VATICAN CITY — The United Nations and Vatican joined forces Tuesday to warn about the dire effects of climate change, gathering religious leaders, Nobel laureates and heads of state to present a united front ahead of make-or-break environment talks…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:10pm -
  • NewGOP tries to pour cold water on America's warming relations with Cuba

    GOP tries to pour cold water on America's warming relations with Cuba

    Since late last year, the Obama administration has been moving in the direction of a warmer relationship between the United States and Cuba after an embargo lasting 50 yearsOn Tuesday, House Republicans moved to cool down that process.See also: Tou…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:06pm -
  • NewWhy the first big attempt at paying game modders failed spectacularly

    Why the first big attempt at paying game modders failed spectacularly

    Amateur developers are no longer allowed to sell their custom game add-ons — "mods," as they are commonly known — via PC gaming platform Steam, just four days after Valve launched a program aimed at monetizing user-created content.It became clea…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:00pm -
  • NewWe tried UberEats' 10-minute lunch delivery and it was delicious (and expensive)

    We tried UberEats' 10-minute lunch delivery and it was delicious (and expensive)

    Forget delivering people. The hottest taxi startups in America want to deliver foodUber, the car service with a $40 billion valuation and an insatiable appetite for new business schemes, announced on Tuesday that it is introducing a food service in…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:22pm -
  • New'A very trying and disappointing day': Officials react to Baltimore riots

    'A very trying and disappointing day': Officials react to Baltimore riots

    As Baltimore descended into violent chaos on Monday, local, state and national leaders worked to find a peaceful resolution to the violence — some more quickly than others.Rioters clashed Monday afternoon following the funeral for Freddy Gray, 25,…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:17pm -
  • NewWhat famous historical landmarks would cost if built today

    What famous historical landmarks would cost if built today

    Instead of buying that one-bedroom New York City condo, why don't you invest a few thousand dollars more and build an exact replica of the Statue of Liberty?According to an infographic created by HomeAdvisor, the cost of material and labor in buildi…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:15pm -
  • NewPicking up the broken pieces of Baltimore

    Picking up the broken pieces of Baltimore

    BALTIMORE— People in Baltimore on Tuesday morning began the heartbreaking task of sweeping up broken glass and cleaning their streets after a night of riots and looting left stores vandalized and burned.See also: Photos: Baltimore's 'darkest' day…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:12pm -
  • NewLove snakes? This Illinois destination is for you

    Love snakes? This Illinois destination is for you

    SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST, Illinois — You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregate beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.Whet…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:00pm -
  • NewHands on with the LG G4: Hot leather, sweet camera

    Hands on with the LG G4: Hot leather, sweet camera

    We’ve seen plenty of new Android phones since the start of the year, and now comes time for LG’s big move: the launch of its much-leaked new flagship, the LG G4.Samsung grabbed big headlines when it released the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge — its be…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:00pm -
  • NewA guy tried to dance away the Baltimore riots with Michael Jackson's 'Beat It'

    A guy tried to dance away the Baltimore riots with Michael Jackson's 'Beat It'

    As violence in Baltimore swelled on Monday night, one man channeled his inner Michael Jackson to tell everyone to "beat it." NBC reporter Shomari Stone captured footage of Dimitri Reeves dancing in the street, singing along to Jackson's 1982 hit son…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:48pm -
  • NewThis is your life on the first warm day of the year

    This is your life on the first warm day of the year

    Spring is finally here. Take off your jackets, go on a nature walk or maybe just do some day drinking.Sketch comedy team Pocketwatch from the Upright Citizens Brigade perfectly captures what most people's experience is on the first warm day of the…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:45pm -
  • NewThe mind-boggling parliamentary arithmetic behind the UK general election

    The mind-boggling parliamentary arithmetic behind the UK general election

    Before 2010, you might have been forgiven for thinking that British elections were simple. Two main parties would compete for the nation's votes, trying to win enough seats to achieve a parliamentary majority. Voters would wake up on the morning afte…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:41pm -
  • NewLG unveils leather-clad G4 with monster 16-megapixel camera

    LG unveils leather-clad G4 with monster 16-megapixel camera

    LG's G4 is finally here. After weeks of online teases and leaks, the Korean electronics company officially unveiled its new flagship Android phone on the top of 1 World Trade Center in New York City.As expected, the G4 is indeed a smartphone powerho…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:16pm -
  • Drinking organic milk when pregnant may lead to lower IQs for babies

    Drinking organic milk when pregnant may lead to lower IQs for babies

    LONDON — Women who drink organic milk while pregnant or breastfeeding could be putting their babies at risk, according to a new study by scientists in the UK.Scientists at the University of Reading in England published research Tuesday that states…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:04pm -
  • What to watch for in the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage hearing

    What to watch for in the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage hearing

    What the Supreme Court thinks about same-sex marriage is really a question of what Justice Anthony Kennedy thinks about same-sex marriage. And on Tuesday, we will get to see how far Kennedy — and the Court — is willing to go in recognizing a cons…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:04pm -
  • Dropbox just got a little more like Google Drive

    Dropbox just got a little more like Google Drive

    Dropbox rolled out an update Tuesday that makes it easier for users to collaborate on shared files with a new commenting feature that allows people to have conversations within individual documents.Users can now start new conversations on any shared…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:00pm -
  • Kevin Spacey auditioned for 'Tiger Beat' before he was a star

    Kevin Spacey auditioned for 'Tiger Beat' before he was a star

    From Tiger Beat reject to House of Cards star — Kevin Spacey has come a long way.In 1979, Spacey was just a high school graduate auditioning for his first gigs before heading off to the Julliard School later that year. Though professional success…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:45pm -
  • 2015 Tony Award nominees: The full list

    2015 Tony Award nominees: The full list

    The 2015 Tony Awards nominees have arrivedThe theater world's top prize boasts a star-studded lineup of nominees this year, particularly in the Best Actress in a Play category. Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan and Elisabeth Moss will duke it out, among…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:44pm -
  • Cookie Monster saves the world's veggies in 'Avengers' parody

    Cookie Monster saves the world's veggies in 'Avengers' parody

    Veggies, assemble!Sesame Street created a delightful tribute of the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron called The Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon. In the parody video, Dr. Brownie, a.k.a. Cookie Monster, saves the world from a super villain who is ruining t…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:40pm -
  • If NBA teams' social media determined the playoffs

    If NBA teams' social media determined the playoffs

    LOS ANGELES — Of all the American sports leagues and their players, the NBA is the most active on social media. And of the NBA's teams, only one can be the most actively social of them all.SEE ALSO: The golden voice: How announcer Jim Barnett swee…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:30pm -
  • 5 ways Vegas welcomed Mariah Carey like royalty for her residency

    5 ways Vegas welcomed Mariah Carey like royalty for her residency

    LAS VEGAS — "There's a new girl in town," Mariah Carey gleefully asserted Monday after making an elaborate entrance at the kickoff event for her musical residencyCarey's 18-show stint at Caesars Palace's Colosseum begins May 6 and continues throug…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:21pm -
  • Speed demon: One man's mission to make his Tesla go faster

    Speed demon: One man's mission to make his Tesla go faster

    JUPITER, Florida — The car is, by Brooks Weisblat’s measure, as easy to drag race as it is good-looking.“Just point and shoot,” Weisblat thinks to himself as he lines up his sleek, black Tesla Model S P85D electric sedan on the raceway and wa…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:15pm -

CNN-TECH

LIFE HACKER

  • NewGoogle Now Adds Support for 70 New App Cards

    Google Now Adds Support for 70 New App Cards

    Android: Earlier this year, Google started allowing third-party app developers to place cards in Google Now. Today, the company has announced that they’re greatly expanding this program with support for 70 new apps, including Spotify, Feedly, Runke…
    - 13 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 6:00pm -
  • NewThe Zebra Quickly Compares Car Insurance Rates from Over 200 Insurers

    The Zebra Quickly Compares Car Insurance Rates from Over 200 Insurers

    The average person could save $368 on car insurance, but you have to shop around to do that. The Zebra makes it super simple to find a better rate.Read more...
    - 43 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:30pm -
  • NewAsk an Expert Your Itching Questions About Bed Bugs Right Now

    Ask an Expert Your Itching Questions About Bed Bugs Right Now

    We all have at least one question about the formidable bed bug: How do I avoid having this goddamned pest infest my home? Actually make that two: How do I avoid getting bed bugs and how do I get rid of them if I do? Read more...
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:00pm -

MEMEBURN

  • Predictive analytics could change online marketing for good

    Predictive analytics could change online marketing for good

    Back in 2013, Martin Zwilling announced that predictive analytics was a goldmine for startups, referring to a wide variety of applications such technologies may have. Indeed, as big data gets bigger and as processing technologies advance, the potenti…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:00am -
  • First wins aplenty: the weekend motorsport roundup

    First wins aplenty: the weekend motorsport roundup

    With a return of the WRC from a far-too-long lay-off, and three weeks until the next Formula 1 event in Spain, the motorsport world featured more dust and gravel than usual.In Richmond, it seemed that the clouds joined in as well, as yet another NAS…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:45am -
  • Tips from a successful Ghanian exit: Q&A with Saya Mobile founder Robert Lamptey

    Tips from a successful Ghanian exit: Q&A with Saya Mobile founder Robert Lamptey

    Last year, the Ghana-based developer of mobile messaging apps for feature phones, Saya Mobile, was acquired by Kirusa from the States.Founded in 2011, Saya has received wide exposure for its instant messaging app called Street Chat. The platform inc…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:35am -
  • 10 movies that predicted and inspired the future of tech

    10 movies that predicted and inspired the future of tech

    Since the days of Jules Verne — author of Around the World in Eighty Days, and the like – science fiction has been trying to predict the future, from the cars we drive (or fly) to the food (or pills) we eat.Science fiction has also opened doors…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:30am -
  • Setting goals on social media is absolutely imperative

    Setting goals on social media is absolutely imperative

    Unbelievable as it may seem, you’ll still find many stating that social media marketing is a waste of time, money, effort, and how much it sucks. These are the people who started their campaign on the wrong foot and most likely don’t have a clear…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:30am -
  • Apple earnings report: iPhones destroy iPads, China pays off

    Apple earnings report: iPhones destroy iPads, China pays off

    Tim Cook announced Apple’s quarterly earnings yesterday, highlighting a couple of significant trends which can help us better understand where The Big Red is moving.Apple reported US$58-billion revenue and a nice US$13.6-billion profit. This was m…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:15am -
  • Smartphone shipments grow in Middle East, Africa as affordable devices become popular

    Smartphone shipments grow in Middle East, Africa as affordable devices become popular

    Smartphone shipments to the Middle East and Africa, according to a Q4 2014 Handsets tracker released by analyst International Data Corporation (IDC), experienced an unprecedented year-on-year growth of 83% in 2014. The growth was primarily caused by…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:15am -
  • Twitter goes into hashtag, promoted Tweet overdrive to aid Nepal earthquake relief

    Twitter goes into hashtag, promoted Tweet overdrive to aid Nepal earthquake relief

    Individuals and organisations alike have rushed to the aid of Nepal, where an earthquake over the weekend has killed more than 4 000 people and affected more than eight-million. Following in the wake of tech companies such as Google and Facebook, Twi…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:14am -
  • Facebook lets you donate to Nepal quake relief efforts, will match every dollar

    Facebook lets you donate to Nepal quake relief efforts, will match every dollar

    As more information emerges from the deadly earthquake which struck Nepal over the weekend, it’s becoming apparent that a massive relief effort will be required. While organisations and governments are stepping to the fore, Facebook on Monday annou…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:10am -
  • You can now make video calls on Messenger

    You can now make video calls on Messenger

    One feels that Messenger is being built into some kind of monster app, which once Facebook is finished with it, will have capabilities other apps can only dream of having. To achieve this Facebook has introduced yet another feature on Messenger, vide…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:05am -

Make Use Of

  • NewFrom Punch Cards to Holograms – A Short History of Data Storage

    From Punch Cards to Holograms – A Short History of Data Storage

    In the world of data storage, there have been numerous breakthroughs, and even more flops that went absolutely nowhere. For every successful piece of data storage technology, there have been dozens more that were laughably bad. Let’s take a look at…
    - 13 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 6:00pm -
  • NewHow to Make Google Calendar Collaboration Even Smarter

    How to Make Google Calendar Collaboration Even Smarter

    Recently, I wrote about the concept of cutting the cord with Google, and why you would want to. But there are those who are firmly tied to services such as Google Calendar, and who do not want to let it go. That’s perfectly fine, and each to their…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:00pm -
  • NewSteam’s Paid Mods Would Have Been Terrible for Gaming

    Steam’s Paid Mods Would Have Been Terrible for Gaming

    I should start by announcing that I’m not a fan of the recent alteration to the modding policy by Valve. Thankfully, Skyrim mods are no longer for sale, because drastically changing a thriving modding community into a monetized marketplace would ha…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:30pm -
  • New7 Time Management Lessons I Learned from Mountain Climbing

    7 Time Management Lessons I Learned from Mountain Climbing

    William Blake once wrote, “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” Climbing mountains can teach you a lot about life, but no area more so than time management. Time is precious. Everyone’s day has 24 hours. No more and no less. So h…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:00pm -
  • Why Steam’s Paid Mods Would Have Been the Future of Community Content

    Why Steam’s Paid Mods Would Have Been the Future of Community Content

    A few days ago, Valve debuted a new feature, allowing modders to charge for Skyrim mods through Steam. The PC gaming community was… upset. Thankfully, Bethesda has changed its mind, announcing that it will no longer charge for mods due to gamer bac…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:00pm -
  • 5 Fantastic Learning Channels on YouTube Kids

    5 Fantastic Learning Channels on YouTube Kids

    YouTube is packed with great educational content, but the deep parts of YouTube can also get pretty weird. As a parent, you may not want to let your kids browse too freely. Luckily, YouTube recently released YouTube Kids. YouTube Kids is a free mobi…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:00pm -
  • Save 10% on Griffin’s New Apple Watch Charging Stand

    Save 10% on Griffin’s New Apple Watch Charging Stand

    Did you get caught up in the Apple Watch hype and preorder one immediately? You’re lucky, because there are a ton of people out there hoping to grace their wrist with Apple’s latest gadget, but alas, finding one is no small task. How’d you like…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 1:30pm -
  • Smart Kitchen Appliances You’ll Wonder How You Lived Without

    Smart Kitchen Appliances You’ll Wonder How You Lived Without

    The smart home revolution has arrived. As the “Internet of Things” continues to expand and more advanced technology becomes available, the time is ripe for tech companies to start pouring their resources into making our lives simpler and more st…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 1:00pm -
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL Review and Competition

    New Nintendo 3DS XL Review and Competition

    Nintendo is a confusing company, at least it is when it comes to naming its devices. After the massive success of the Wii, Nintendo confused consumers with the release of the Wii U. After the DS blew the handheld market wide open, the followup was c…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 12:30pm -
  • Windows Defender: 7 Things You Must Know About Microsoft’s Antivirus Solution

    Windows Defender: 7 Things You Must Know About Microsoft’s Antivirus Solution

    While novel Windows 10 features are promising, including improved security and a complete revamp of Internet Explorer, those of us still on Windows 8 have our own security concerns to worry about. Is Microsoft’s built-in security good enough? For…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • Apple Watch Suffers Planned Obsolescence, Acer Commits to PCs, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Apple Watch Suffers Planned Obsolescence, Acer Commits to PCs, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Apple enacts planned obsolescence, Acer loves PCs, Valve admits defeat, make video calls through Facebook Messenger, play as a girl in Minecraft, and the five stages of watching Marvel movies. Apple Watch Suffers Planned Obsolescence Anyone who has e…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 11:30am -
  • You’re Probably Richer Than You Know: These 5 Sites Show You How

    You’re Probably Richer Than You Know: These 5 Sites Show You How

    Scrolling through the Forbes list of billionares, you’ll be forgiven for thinking of yourself as poor. I mean seriously: Bill Gates has done nothing but give his money away for over a decade, and he’s still worth $79 billion. Yet, if you’re rea…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:30am -
  • How to Make Your Social Media Profile Picture Impress For a Job Search

    How to Make Your Social Media Profile Picture Impress For a Job Search

    At this point in time, you just have to accept that when you apply for a job, there’s a good chance that the place at which you want to work is going to look you up on social media. There’s a wealth of information readily available on most peopl…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:30am -
  • IFTTT Recipes That Help You Save Money

    IFTTT Recipes That Help You Save Money

    IFTTT is an essential, easy-to-use tool that lets you automate your tech life. Using the simple form “If this, then that,” you can set up triggers from a host of websites that prompt all sorts of actions; we’ve shown you how to automate your we…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 8:00pm -
  • 5 iOS Shortcomings Apple Needs to Address

    5 iOS Shortcomings Apple Needs to Address

    We spend so much time with our devices that it’s possible to start feeling like unpaid software testers. iOS powers Apple’s iPhone and iPad, and I feel like I’ve been “testing” it for about five years now. Don’t get me wrong — I…
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:00pm -

ALL THINGS DIGITAL

TECHSUPLEX

  • Facebook brings Video Calling to Messenger

    Facebook brings Video Calling to Messenger

    Facebook is taking over the world, one feature after the other. A few hours ago, Facebook announced its newest feature integration – Video Calling, which it has now added to its messenger app. Starting with the currently available update, android a…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 1:56pm -
  • UC Browser launches localised android browser for Nigeria

    UC Browser launches localised android browser for Nigeria

    UC Browser, the world’s No.1 third-party mobile browser according to StatsCounter, has launched a new version of its browser for android which provides Nigerian users with an all-in-one platform for local web content and services. On…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 1:12pm -
  • PayPal: Nigeria’s response to PayPal will determine investment in more services including the receive money option

    PayPal: Nigeria’s response to PayPal will determine investment in more services including the receive money option

    Paypal’s entry into the Nigerian market in June last year was greeted with mixed reactions ranging from concern about the survival of local players to anticipation of the boost it will give to local eCommerce players. The one thing that was certain…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 8:00am -
  • Twitter introduces new highlight feature

    Twitter introduces new highlight feature

    There’s more to life than Twitter.  Way more. So Twitter is helping you do some more things with your life, without necessarily missing out on all the cool stuff that happened while you were away. Twitter is expanding its “while you were away”…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 2:51pm -
  • Google is trolling Apple on Maps

    Google is trolling Apple on Maps

    Like we mentioned the other day, Google is probably the most fun company in the world. The amount of hiding mischief and Easter eggs that are scattered around its products are simply something else. Today the internet is agog with yet another discove…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 2:25pm -
  • Top 5 Reasons Why Nigerians (Should) Prefer PayPal

    Top 5 Reasons Why Nigerians (Should) Prefer PayPal

    The launch of PayPal in Nigeria in mid-2014 introduced a more secure way to transact, in a simpler and more flexible manner across borders; opening up a world of shopping possibilities for Nigerian consumers. PayPal gives people better ways to connec…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 10:32am -
  • MTN’s data centre gets tier III certification

    MTN’s data centre gets tier III certification

    MTN’s Ojota (Lagos) based data centre has received tier III certification from the Uptime institute. The institute -internationally recognized evaluator of data centres having awarded over 490 certifications in 66 countries across the globe- repo…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 2:16pm -
  • Facebook’s Hello app: Say Hello to your new Android dialer!

    Facebook’s Hello app: Say Hello to your new Android dialer!

    Facebook has introduced a new dialler app aptly called Hello. Hello is a free app that lets you make calls over Wi-Fi although it is far less ambitious than “Project Fi”(More insight on this coming soon) it has its own highlights. Unlike the Fa…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 1:52pm -
  • The NET launches “Orin” Music app

    The NET launches “Orin” Music app

    Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) has launched a new music service – Orin, a music and video library with 100% African content. The app currently has over 5,000 contemporary and classic tracks from across the continent, a figure expected to surpa…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 8:18am -
  • How to remove your number from TrueCaller.

    How to remove your number from TrueCaller.

    Truecaller is a simple app that started out as a means to identify unknown numbers and block spam calls, but has bloomed into a smarter phonebook; replacing the need to save phone numbers for some. The caller ID feature, which is the coolest thing a…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 4:40pm -

SEARCH ENGINE WATCH

  • NewGoogle Antitrust Case: 19 Complainants Named Include Microsoft
    A collection of 19 complainants led to the antitrust case against Google, and Reuters has what purports to be a list of them.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:30pm -
  • Beacons to Revolutionize Search in 2020
    Columnist Dan Cristo makes a prediction that 2020 will be "The Year of the Beacon" and with that, will come a revolutionary new way for consumers to use search.
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 1:30pm -
  • 16 Ways to Reverse-Engineer Your Competitors' Organic SEO Strategy
    Being able to distinguish and put your finger on what your competitors are doing, especially when they’re outperforming you, is a huge plus. This list of individual methods will allow you to do that.
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 12:30pm -
  • What SEOs Want From a Web Grader
    Most free Web grader tools that are available today were developed in the years before Penguin, Panda and "Mobilegeddon" — they don’t give SEOs the insight they so desperately need.
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 11:30am -
  • YP Launches Lookalike Tool for Audience Retargeting
    Today, YP rolled out its Audience Extension tool, which helps brands to both target campaigns across users' Web searches and find new customers based on first-party search data.
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:49pm -

TECHNOLOGY BEATS

FAST COMPANY

  • How To Build A Brand In 5 Days

    How To Build A Brand In 5 Days

    After Hillary Clinton's logo broke the Internet, Moving Brands considered a new, logo-less approach in a five-day design sprint.When Hillary Clinton announced her bid for the 2016 presidential election, the Internet freaked out—mostly over her camp…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 11:30am -
  • How A $700 Pair Of Boots Changed The Post-eBay Clothing Resellers' Landscape Forever

    How A $700 Pair Of Boots Changed The Post-eBay Clothing Resellers' Landscape Forever

    Restocking—and decluttering—your closet has never been easier thanks to online used-clothing retailers like Grailed and Twice.Arun Gupta just wanted some boots.Read Full Story
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 10:20am -
  • Body Labs Wants To Usher In The Era Of Free 3-D Body Scanning

    Body Labs Wants To Usher In The Era Of Free 3-D Body Scanning

    This startup's technology could find applications in everything from fashion to fitness.3-D scanning is widely used to ingest physical objects such as furniture into digital files. As its name suggests, Manhattan-based startup Body Labs wants to do t…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 10:00am -
  • What The Most Successful Employers Know

    What The Most Successful Employers Know

    Those companies that are always topping the best-places-to-work lists? They are following these steps to find and keep employees happy.If you read the lists of best places to work, you might notice the same companies appear year after year. Google, B…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 9:36am -
  • 10 Ways To Make The Most Of Your First Month At A New Job

    10 Ways To Make The Most Of Your First Month At A New Job

    Starting a new job can be daunting. Keep these 10 tips in mind to make the most of those important first few weeks.You recently accepted a new job offer, and you can't wait to start. After a necessary between-jobs vacation, you're ready for your firs…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 9:29am -
  • What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

    What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

    Most of our brain's patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it's possible to change your brain's pathways and patterns with these methods."In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again."Read…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 9:09am -
  • Snapchat Poaches Top CNN Reporter Peter Hamby

    Snapchat Poaches Top CNN Reporter Peter Hamby

    The political correspondent will be taking his talents to Snapchat as Head of News.Back in January, Snapchat launched its Discover channel, which nestled content from outlets such as CNN, Vice, ESPN, and Comedy Central into the Snapchat ecosystem. Th…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 10:45pm -
  • Apple's Bonkers Quarter Spells Trouble For The iPad

    Apple's Bonkers Quarter Spells Trouble For The iPad

    Apple just reported another insane financial quarter. But five years later, it isn't bragging much about the iPad.Apple just reported yet another gangbusters financial quarter. This time around, Cupertino is reporting a 33% quarterly surge in profits…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 10:30pm -
  • Instagram Launches Emoji Search, New Filters

    Instagram Launches Emoji Search, New Filters

    The photo-sharing service has made emoji hashtags searchable. #blessedFinally, a simpler way to curate -themed content! Today, Instagram introduced a series of updates including new filters, and, most significantly, support for users to add emojis to…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:45pm -
  • ESPN Is Suing Verizon Over Its New Slimmed-Down TV Subscription

    ESPN Is Suing Verizon Over Its New Slimmed-Down TV Subscription

    The Disney-owned sports network is claiming breach of contract for being included in Verizon's new discounted cable packages.When Verizon announced its $55 discounted cable TV subscription block, it seemed an awkward compromise as the company tries t…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 15, 6:10pm -
  • Banned From Riding Bikes, Skateboarding Afghan Girls Shred Their Way To Empowerment

    Banned From Riding Bikes, Skateboarding Afghan Girls Shred Their Way To Empowerment

    A new photo exhibit reveals how cultural and gender norms are being crushed in Afghanistan.In 2007, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan with skateboards in tow. Seeing the curious faces of Afghan kids—many of who…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 15, 5:00pm -
  • BuzzFeed Unveils Pound To Show How You Really Share Content

    BuzzFeed Unveils Pound To Show How You Really Share Content

    A new technology from BuzzFeed tracks content across social networks, offering a more realistic view of how stories spread.The traditional view of how content spreads socially is tightly bound to a specific network. Share your cat GIF on Facebook, fo…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 15, 4:32pm -
  • A Counterintuitive Way To Beat Online Procrastination

    A Counterintuitive Way To Beat Online Procrastination

    A Cornell study found that a tool that pushes you to commit to a time cap for distracting web surfing actually helps keep you productive.Most office workers today have seamless access to the Internet during work hours—and often it is just too easy…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 15, 3:59pm -
  • Artist Invents A Machine To Create Life From Scratch

    Artist Invents A Machine To Create Life From Scratch

    The ReBioGeneSys can simulate conditions on any planet in the universe, and given enough time, create new life from them.At the University of Michigan, conceptual artist Adam W. Brown has assembled an installation of glass beakers, hot plates, and ru…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 15, 2:00pm -

VENTURE BEAT

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  • New'Lucid Sleep' keeps your Chromebook connected during naps

    'Lucid Sleep' keeps your Chromebook connected during naps

    Getting back to work after waking your Chromebook Pixel from its digital slumber is about to get a bit easier. Google announced that its new (still experimental) Lucid Sleep feature is now available. This setting maintains limited Wi-Fi connectivity…
    - 12 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 6:02pm -
  • NewPayPal's simple One Touch payments reach the web

    PayPal's simple One Touch payments reach the web

    PayPal helped fast-track your online shopping when it rolled out One Touch payments on phones last year, and today it's bringing that simpler system to the web. As with mobile apps, you shouldn't have to sign in more than once to use your PayPal bala…
    - 43 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:31pm -
  • NewThe curious case of 'SpyParty' and self-funded indie games

    The curious case of 'SpyParty' and self-funded indie games

    Game developer Chris Hecker attended Parsons School of Design in the late 1980s -- his admissions counselor was a fashionable man named Tim Gunn, who accepted Hecker's portfolio complete with a four-foot oil painting of Freddy Krueger, the canvas sla…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:00pm -
  • NewInfrared implant brings practical sight to the blind

    Infrared implant brings practical sight to the blind

    You can already get a retinal implant to restore some sight when you're blind, but the quality is usually too poor to be useful for more than avoiding collisions. A better solution is close at hand, however: Pixium Vision has successfully tested an i…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:47pm -
  • NewYouTube's making 'TV' series and movies with its most popular creators

    YouTube's making 'TV' series and movies with its most popular creators

    For many people, Netflix, Amazon Prime and those pirates episodes of Game of Thrones have all but replaced TV. YouTube's another big draw for "cord cutting millennials," but since its videos are all user-submitted, it's almost powerless to stop its s…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:16pm -
  • NewLG G4 preview: Fashion and firepower collide in a flagship

    LG G4 preview: Fashion and firepower collide in a flagship

    Between LG and the rest of the leakers running wild these last few weeks, there's not a whole lot we didn't know about the G4 before today. Screen details? Leather? Word of that sweet, sweet f/1.8 camera lens? Common knowledge, dear friends. Now that…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:46pm -
  • New'Mighty No. 9' release blasted back to September

    'Mighty No. 9' release blasted back to September

    Mighty No. 9, the new, Kickstarted game from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, is now due out on September 15 in the US, delayed from a spring 2015 launch window. Inafune's team, Comcept, announced the delay in a Kickstarter update, along with another…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:44pm -
  • NewLG unveils the G4 with a super-bright camera and leather backs

    LG unveils the G4 with a super-bright camera and leather backs

    After weeks of quasi-leaks and actual leaks you might feel that you already know everything about the LG G4. The company's mobile chief Juno Cho clearly disagrees, however -- he just took the wraps off the new flagship phone at LG's big event in New…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:29pm -
  • Dropbox comments help you explain your shared files

    Dropbox comments help you explain your shared files

    Sure, it's comparatively trivial to share your files with others on Dropbox. But how do people know why you've shared a file, or what they'll get when they open it? That's what the company's newly introduced comment system aims to solve. You can now…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:00pm -
  • We're live from the LG G4 launch event!

    We're live from the LG G4 launch event!

    Earlier this year, almost every smartphone maker revealed a flagship model at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But not LG. The South-Korea based company has been relatively quiet since its introduction of the G Flex2, which was back at CES 2015. T…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:45pm -

THE NEXT WEB

  • NewOUYA is in desperate need of a buyer, according to leaked email

    OUYA is in desperate need of a buyer, according to leaked email

    Gaming startup OUYA is in dire need of a buyer after failing to restructure its debt, according to Fortune. A confidential – but leaked – email sent by the company’s CEO Julie Uhrman to investors and advisors is the source of the report. TNW…
    - 36 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:38pm -
  • NewThe problem with human resources

    The problem with human resources

    David Hassell is Founder & CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15Five Blog.  The term “human resources” is paradoxical at best. Humans are living beings of arguably the highest order. They have complex emotional, physical, and…
    - 38 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:36pm -
  • NewNo porn on Periscope? The cam girl sites are delighted

    No porn on Periscope? The cam girl sites are delighted

    The arrival of Meerkat and Periscope led to a rash of stories in the mainstream press about the impending flood of filth on the new live streaming platforms. But in the world of cam girls (and boys, and all points in between) performing on camera for…
    - 46 mins ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:28pm -
  • NewLG outs range-topping G4 smartphone with ‘Quantum’ display and 16MP camera

    LG outs range-topping G4 smartphone with ‘Quantum’ display and 16MP camera

    LG has launched its newest flagship smartphone today – the LG G4, which picks right up where last year’s G3 left off. Announced simultaneously at launch events around the world, the device offers a Quad-HD 5.5-inch (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) display…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:22pm -
  • Dropbox brings ability to comment on files to all users

    Dropbox brings ability to comment on files to all users

    Dropbox has announced that all users will soon get its new commenting feature. The option debuted in March, but has only be available to Dropbox for Business Early Access customers until now. The feature, which allows you to add comments to Dropbox…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:00pm -
  • 5 of our favorite startups from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Winter 2015 demo day

    5 of our favorite startups from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Winter 2015 demo day

    New York City-based accelerator Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) held its biannual demo day for its Winter 2015 class today. From its roster of 10 startups, here were our favorite five (in no particular order). Ketchup Ketchup – a missp…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:59pm -
  • It’s now incredibly easy to host your podcast on SoundCloud

    It’s now incredibly easy to host your podcast on SoundCloud

    SoundCloud has been home to plenty of podcasts for a while, but it’s now making it easy for creators to run their RSS feeds straight from the service. From today, SoundCloud Podcasts is coming out of beta – over 15,000 podcasts took part – and…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:53pm -
  • PayPal is making it easier to shop online with One Touch payments on the Web

    PayPal is making it easier to shop online with One Touch payments on the Web

    PayPal has extended its One Touch payments feature to the Web. You can now make payments using a single log in on any site that accepts PayPal. The service is available in the US today and will be rolling out internationally over the next few months.…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:35pm -
  • Game, set and match: This wearable device will keep score while you play racket sports

    Game, set and match: This wearable device will keep score while you play racket sports

    With Wimbledon 2015 fast-approaching (it starts in June, in case you’ve missed that), Pulse Play felt it the perfect time to launch its crowdfunding campaign for a wearable that will not only track your physical activity, but also the score if you…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:00pm -
  • Uber’s food delivery service is coming to New York City and Chicago

    Uber’s food delivery service is coming to New York City and Chicago

    Uber has announced that it’s bringing its meal-delivery service UberEats to New York City and Chicago. The service originally launched in August last year as UberFresh in LA. It rebranded as UberEats when it expanded to Barcelona in February this y…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 1:52pm -

CONSUMER TECH NEWS

  • Skype Offering Free Calls To Quake Struck Nepal

    Skype Offering Free Calls To Quake Struck Nepal

    Nepal is in pretty bad shape and if you are one of those who are looking to get connected to a loved one, then you are in luck. Video and Voice calling experts, Skype have now opened their doors to help the victims in their own little way by offering…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 12:15pm -
  • Opinion: Government Should Subsidise E-Readers, Not Tablets Like Aakash

    Opinion: Government Should Subsidise E-Readers, Not Tablets Like Aakash

    Indian government's initiative to distribute low-cost computing Aakash tablets to students seemed like a great idea in 2011. The initial response to this project was overwhelming. Within few weeks, 1.4 million people signed-up for Datawind's Aakash…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 11:50am -
  • Celkon Launches Campus A518 At Rs 4,500

    Celkon Launches Campus A518 At Rs 4,500

    Indian mobile maker Celkon has launched a new budget Campus series smartphone in India on Tuesday.Dubbed as Campus A518, the smartphone is available in all retail stores through out India at Rs 4,500. However, there seems to be no official announcem…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 11:46am -
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Becomes DxOMark’s Best Imaging Smartphone

    Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Becomes DxOMark’s Best Imaging Smartphone

    The results are out and DxOMark has crowned the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge as its top imaging smartphone. The flagship smartphone was recently launched in India and now it seems that apart from sales, Samsung has another reason to smile.Yes, the edge ve…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 11:15am -
  • Lenovo A5000 Launched With Massive 4,000 mAh Battery

    Lenovo A5000 Launched With Massive 4,000 mAh Battery

    Lenovo has recently launched the A5000 in India which is now available for pre-order on Lenovo's TheDoStore with a price tag of Rs 9,999.Available in black and white colour options, the smartphone is being said to be shipped on April 29.Flaunting a…
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  • Facebook Messenger Adds Video Calling For iOS, Android And Web App

    Facebook Messenger Adds Video Calling For iOS, Android And Web App

    If one compares Facebook’s Messenger to WhatsApp, the latter indeed seems dead. While WhatsApp just rolled out Voice Calls (VoIP) for iOS when Facebook today announced Video Calling across iOS, Android and even Messenger.com.So it seems that Faceb…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Apr 15, 9:30am -
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