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Netflix has been one of the most vocal proponents of net neutrality, and now, the video streaming company is taking its fight straight to the top. On Tuesday, the company filed a Petition to Deny document to the FCC, asking the government body to block the merger between Comcast and Ti...
  After years in development, Verizon on Tuesday announced its official plans to roll out two huge new calling features “in the coming weeks,” including HD voice and voice-over LTE, also known as VoLTE, according to The Verge’s Dan Seifert. VoLTE is a service that uses...
TiVo may have a number of lucrative partnerships with pay TV operators, but the company isn’t giving up on cord cutters either: On Monday, TiVo announced a new version of its Roamio DVR that squarely targets people without a TV subscription. The new Roamio OTA only works with an antenn...
Instagram wants to make dynamic time-lapse videos easier with a standalone app called Hyperlapse. Time-lapse photography is a popular technique that has been used by photographers for years. Images are taken at set intervals over a long period and then sped up in a video to make it loo...
The National Security Agency built a “Google-like” search engine to give domestic and international government agencies access to details of billions of calls, texts and instant messages sent by millions of people, according to The Intercept. The search engine, called ICRea...
You can monitor your home in many ways, but few ways give you the options of simplicam. Powered by Closeli, simplicam is the first and only home monitoring Wi-Fi solution that includes face detection. That means you’ll only get alerts when someone’s in your home — and...
If you’re looking for more bang for your buck from your wireless provider, T-Mobile and Sprint are bending over backwards to gain your affection – and business. In a race to outdo each other and become the clear number three wireless provider in the U.S., T-Mobile and Sprint recently r...
Despite several doomsday claims that the Internet is breeding a generation of morons, new analysis suggests the opposite may be true. We gathered the 2013 average ACT scores for each state from act.org and compared them with the 2013 Internet speed data from Akamai that was highlighted...
Facebook is launching an update Monday for users’ news feed that will attempt to weed out stories that publish ‘clickbait’ headlines. The social network says it will evaluate links based on how much time people spend away from Facebook and how often users are sharing ...
  Amazon has officially purchased Twitch.tv for $970 million. In Twitch’s announcement of the deal, CEO Emmett Shear repeatedly thanked the Twitch community for helping build the company, and that “with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even bet...
In the latest exchange between Airbnb and the NY Attorney General’s office, the peer-to-peer lodgings marketplace has agreed to hand over “unredacted, personal information” on 124 of its past and present hosts. The news follows a long-running back-and-forth between Airbnb and the Attor...
Look who is building a streaming dongle now: Microsoft is getting ready to launch its very own Chromecast competitor, according documents filed with the FCC that were unearthed by Windowsphonedaily this week. The FCC application for the device with the model number HD-10 is heavily red...
Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. But there are hundreds of other browsers out there. Most alternative browsers are remade versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Chr...
For the past eight years, a CableCARD and a TiVo DVR have gone hand-in-hand. No more! Within the next few weeks, the limited edition TiVo Roamio OTA DVR will be available from select Best Buy stores for an initial price of $49 (plus $15/month service with a one-year commitment). That&#...
Apple’s new in-car solution for iOS, first revealed over a year ago at WWDC, appears to be hitting delays as some car manufacturers push back release schedules into next year. Back in March when Apple officially announced availability of the feature, a handful of car companies announce...
Of the three Android Wear smartwatches introduced at Google’s developer conference in June, the Moto 360 was by far the crowd favorite; its circular watchface gives it a classic, elegant look, and a stark contrast to the squarish Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch. It turns out tha...
No matter which wireless carrier you choose, chances are good that you’re probably going to have a pretty high monthly data bill. But thanks to Google Chrome’s mobile browser, you can use less data each month and maybe even save a few bucks. Google has a couple features in its browsers...
On Friday afternoon, Apple opened up an iPhone 5 battery replacement program after discovering that a “very small percentage” of units “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” The iPhone 5 was originally launched in September 2012, and Apple...
Amazon Inc is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the in-house platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google on Amazon’s own website, the new ...
Look, I know you love Candy Crush. We all do. But every time I receive this Facebook notification… [Facebook friend] invites you to play Candy Crush Saga. …I think, “Man, what a time sucker that game is.” The super-addictive app and its red, orange and yellow candies steal precious sec...
A security precaution skipped in mobile applications such as Facebook’s Messenger could be abused to make an expensive phone call at a victim’s expense, a developer contends. Phone numbers often appear as links on a mobile device. That is possible by using a Uniform Resource Identifier...
We’re busy planning our 7th Annual Media Technology Summit, and we’re going to devote quite a bit of time to the subject(s) of programmatic advertising. While it is one of the most overused phases in our business, the impact data-driven automation is going to have on how ad...
Piano practice and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have entered the 21st Century through a brand new iPad app. Tonara Wolfie for Piano offers tools and dynamic scores to enhance the student/teacher dynamic during (and between) lessons. Featuring a score-tracking cursor, digital score playback,...
Twitter’s long-awaited plan to let its users make purchases right from a tweet is nearing, and payments startup Stripe will have a role in the business, multiple industry sources tell Re/code. Later this year, Twitter is expected to unveil buttons within tweets that say “Buy” or some v...
More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by the cyberattack that hit the in-store cash register systems at Target, Supervalu and most recently UPS Stores. The attacks are much more pervasive than previously reported, and hackers are pilfering the data of millions of payme...
On Friday, Google announced it’s taking a big step into its future: By buying Gecko Design, an 18-year-old product design and mechanical engineering studio, to be part of Google X. What could Google want with a smaller engineering company like Gecko? Its ability to build real-wor...
Over the years we’ve seen peer-to-peer marketplaces pop up for pretty much every vertical. There’s Airbnb, which lets you rent out your home to other people, Getaround and Relayrides for car rentals, and even a couple for getting snow cleared from your driveway. And now there’s Roost, ...
I have a confession: I don’t know how to use YouTube. Not that I don’t know how to upload a video, or watch one, or even embed one in a blog post. I don’t know how to use YouTube to find anything I’d actually want to watch. No doubt, it’s a sign of creeping middle... Read More...
When Coin released the first video of its über credit card, the response was enormous. After 40 minutes, even though it was still just a prototype, 1,000 people had evidently forked over $50 for the super-slim electronic device that stores multiple credit card numbers and lets you use ...
“This is the third girl I’ve dated in three weeks, and none of them know about each other.” “I’m late. I don’t know how to tell my husband. Especially since he had a vasectomy.”  “Is Lucy the cutest dog?” These are recent posts on the mobile confessional app Secret, posts which typical...
If you’re putting your Android phone or tablet up for sale on eBay, then a factory reset might not be enough to destroy all of the data on it. On some devices, the files and photos on your phone aren’t actually erased—just the references and file structure around them. With...
A few months back, Marc Andreesen made the bold prediction that the news industry, which includes a large group of local publishers, will grow 10 times to 100 times in the next 20 years. He has backed up his predictions with his pocketbook by making investments in news firms such as Ta...
If you’ve ever wanted to tour Mars from the comfort of your living room, today is your lucky day. In honor of the second year of Curiosity roving around the surface of Mars, Google now lets you virtually blast into outer space and poke around on the moon and Mars. To get into outer spa...
As it sits right now, Netflix is one of the better streaming experiences available. Every couple of months, the company holds a “Hack Day” where the product development and technical teams fool around with the innards of Netflix in order to try out fun new things. The last couple of ev...
This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning pro...
How do we identify and discard energy-inefficient apps? According to two Stanford computer scientists, the solution lies in another app. Adam Oliner and Jacob Leverich designed a program called Normal to tell you which other apps you ought to kill. It’s a telling problem that iOS messa...
This seemingly random assortment of colorful rectangles, reminiscent of a terrible paint swatch accident, actually represents the state of Android fragmentation in 2014. OpenSignal, a website dedicated to mapping all things mobile, pulled together this data and saw 18,769 distinct devi...
Sprint on Thursday announced a new $60 unlimited plan in its latest bid to reverse a decline in its subscriber numbers. To get the $60 rate, customers need to pay full retail price or bring their own Sprint-compatible devices. The plan is available starting Friday for both new and exis...
eBay is considering a spinoff of PayPal, its fast-growing payments unit, as soon as next year, tech news website The Information reported, citing sources. Shares of the online retailer jumped nearly 4 percent to $55.48 at midday. EBay told potential candidates for the position of PayPa...
T-Mobile’s John Legere has been shaking up the US wireless industry with his Uncarrier initiatives and as they attempt to take the third spot from Sprint before the end of they year they are offering yet another incentive for consumers. T-Mobile is encouraging current T-Mobile cu...