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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...
Instagram on Thursday announced three new business tools to help brands build their following on the social network: Account insights, Ad insights, and Ad staging. The Facebook-owned company says the new suite will be rolled out “over the coming weeks and months,” but wouldn’t provide ...
SoundCloud is the ubiquitous wild child of the digital music world. Without paying artists or record companies, it lets people freely upload and stream any kind of audio, and musicians have embraced it as a way to share their hottest work with fans. Lorde, the teenage pop star from New...
The e-paper screens you find on devices like the Kindle have many benefits, but their use has been fairly limited. A company called Visionect has developed a new platform designed to open up e-paper screens to a world of new uses. The V-Platform lets developers build and manage apps de...
Not only did the body scanners at some U.S. airports expose a traveler’s every line and curve, they weren’t very good at finding weapons, researchers say. Guns, knives and faux explosives were among the contraband snuck past the backscatter X-ray by researchers at the University of Cal...
UPS Store Inc., a unit of United Parcel Service, warned of a potential data breach at 51 of its franchised center locations in 24 states across the United States. There was no evidence of fraud arising from the incident, the company said. UPS Store said customers who used a credit or d...
In today’s increasingly complex and fragmented marketing landscape, a growing number of consumers navigate via both online and offline channels – as well as across devices – on their journey to a purchase or other conversion. While this shift has made it easier for consumers to e...
Verizon is going to launch its own app store in an effort to compete with the Google Play Store on Android devices, claims a report from The Information. The new store will be available globally and is the result of a partnership with other carriers and hardware makers, says the report...
Vine users can now upload and share old videos from their phones’ camera rolls to the six-second-video sharing service. Previously, creating a Vine required the user to record the video directly through the app, meaning users could only share that video to Vine or by sharing the Vine l...
Based on Amazon’s selective PR history, the company isn’t likely to reveal exact sales for its recent Fire Phone any time soon—unless the company’s first-ever smartphone goes gangbusters. A recent study appears to put any hopes for a record-smashing debut in serious d...
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a report by a U.S. cybersecurity firm that it uncovered some 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data. Hold Security of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, dis...
Uber announced on its blog on Tuesday that it is launching a test of a new delivery service called Cornerstore. Uber users in the Washington, DC area will see an option in their app to order from a list of 100 household items. If an Uber driver is available, the goods will be picked up...
If you think Siri is great, wait until you get a hold of Viv. Developed by the creative team behind Siri, Viv blows Siri out of the water. While Siri is limited to the tasks Apple wants it to do, Viv can teach itself and break down commands or questions into individual parts, figure ev...
Twitter made a lot of its users angry earlier this week when it started filling their timelines with tweets from accounts they didn’t follow. What started as a test feature is now an official feature, so you can expect even more outrage in the days and weeks to come. Twitter’s been fil...
Verizon Wireless has once again earned the top honors in New York in the latest RootMetrics RootScore Report, released on Tuesday. The report covers the first half of 2014, and measures the performance of the big four wireless carriers — Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Th...
  If it’s not the lure of delicious new gadgets, it’s stone cold bribery. Either way, the reasons to stay slumped on the couch are evaporating quicker than the sweat off a runner’s head. Adidas looks set to slay some more, too, as we’ve learned the sports g...
Microsoft announced that it would be working with its partners to release ultra-low-cost Windows laptops just over a month ago, and now thanks to a leak from MobileGeeks, it looks like HP will release one of the first of these ultra-low-cost computers. The HP Stream 14 is a 14-inch, Wi...
When PayPal’s parent company eBay agreed to buy payments startup Braintree last year, the companies boasted of the mobile-payments innovation to come. A little less than a year later, the companies are beginning to back up those promises. PayPal is unveiling One Touch PayPal, which wil...
It’s rare that I put “finally” in a headline, but I think this one warrants it: Mailbox, the ultra-awesome email client owned by Dropbox, is making its way onto the desktop. By doing so, it’ll be coming full circle and providing a seamless user experience on all the devices you’d want ...
Password theft is an ongoing problem. Finger print and voice recognition is still years away. What’s a bank to do if it wants to verify the thousands of customers using its mobile app? One way is their behavior — or at least their typing behavior. Banks in Europe’s Nordic region have b...
A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were “significantly” worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience. The study, p...
Many smart TV platforms are less than perfect, so you’re almost always better off adding some kind of streaming device. Now Roku is cutting out the middleman completely, by releasing TVs with Roku baked right inside. Synergy! There are two OEMs making Roku TV, TCL and Hisense. Th...
Samsung recently debuted its new flagship phone, the Galaxy Alpha. With no press event and little fanfare, Samsung quietly took the wraps off its newest device, which features a metal case around a 4.7-inch screen, making it just smaller than the Galaxy S5. Its camera and battery fall ...
Sprint on Monday announced new family rate plans allowing up to 10 lines to share 20GB worth of data for $100 per month. It’s the first move in what is expected to be far more aggressive pricing under newly named CEO Marcelo Claure. Sprint is also offering to reimburse up to $350 of th...
Until now, finding a moving company took patience, effort and a whole lot of phone calls. You had to ask around for prices—or fill out a form that did nothing more than share your information with a bunch of companies. Then you had to wait for quotes. Select a moving company. Trust a c...
Tired of her kids ignoring her phone calls, this Texas mom taught herself how to develop an app and created “Ignore No More.” “We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,” Sharon Standifird, a mother of two, told ABC 13. “I got on t...