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Ever since Europe’s version of the Supreme Court ruled that search engines need to remove links that are outdated or “irrelevant” from the search results of individuals in European countries, thousands of requests have been flowing into the search giant, ranging from a person convicted...
When Apple dropped $3 billion on Beats this week, it was pretty clear Cupertino was more interested in the software and people than the hardware. That’s no surprise. From the get-go, Beats cans have been almost universally maligned in the tech press as poor performers, both for their l...
“I was in early morning traffic when an inattentive driver hit me from behind and I was thrown from my motorcycle.” Ryan Shearman, founder and CEO of Fusar Technologies, tells me at Augmented World Expo 2014. It’s the kind of thing that could happen to any motorcyclis...
On January 2nd, 2013, David Eckart lived through a nightmare. After being stopped in a Walmart parking lot, New Mexico police asked Eckart to step out of his car, and patted him down. They searched his car without his consent. He was handcuffed, arrested, and eventually a search warran...
Even with its bandwidth costs, video can be more environmentally friendly than movies on DVDs, according to a research paper published Wednesday at IOP Science. The authors found that the emissions and energy consumption for DVD watching are higher altogether than for streaming video, ...
Last week we told you about Samsung’s unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral that enables VR interaction for flagship phones from the world’s largest phone manufacturer. This week we’ve got far more details. First things first, Samsung’s headset is th...
It just got a lot easier to let all your Facebook friends know exactly what you’re watching on TV. Facebook recently announced a new feature for its mobile app that activates your phone’s microphone to recognize the TV show you’re watching or song you’re listening to. You’re then...
Amazon, the internet’s largest retailer, is making an aggressive move into the booming and intensely competitive business of streaming music. The company will expand its Prime membership offerings by adding a stockpile of old and newish music for subscribers to stream on demand. The Pr...
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer appears to have won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with a $2-billion offer that would set a record price for an NBA team. Ballmer bid higher than competitors that included Los Angeles-based investors Tony...
Google could become a “serious competitive threat” to the auto industry if it continues to push its self-driving cars, said Mark Reuss, product-development chief at General Motors. GM, which is developing its own autonomous vehicle technology, isn’t in a race with Google to create driv...
Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate and synchs with iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones, Forbes has learned. It’s a surprising development in the ongoing conve...
Apple’s move into the smart home isn’t actually the grand experience I had hoped for. Instead, it is a much simpler program that will basically certify a bunch of connected devices on the market or set to be launched as products that are certified under the Made for iPhone label. My so...
Want to clean up your disgusting smartphone (which is 18 times dirtier than a public toilet)? Check out the PhoneSoap Charger: the first and only cell phone charger that cleans and sanitizes your phone in less than five minutes while it charges. It uses UV light to safely get rid of ba...
There are plenty of cases out there that will protect your smartphone. What if you want your case to do a little more? The TaskOne G3 Pro is a “modern-day Swiss Army Knife” that comes equipped with 22 tools. This case will be able to fix your bike, tighten a screw and open ...
On the go and need a little bit more juice? Jackery is a new external battery that lets you charge any mobile device. Lightweight, fast charging, small in size and sleek, the Jackery charger gives you up to 110 hours extra operation time. The Jackery comes in a variety of sizes includi...
Want an instant, simple way to stay up to date with the most important and emerging tech news? SNATZ can help. SNATZ recommends tech articles and trends that fit your interests — even if your tastes and interests are obscure. It’ll also filter out the stuff you don’t ...
If you’ve been dying to make Google searches with your voice, you’re in luck – Google has rolled out hands-free search to every version of Chrome. The feature was previously available for beta testers or as part of third-party extensions, but came with additional bugs that hadn’t been ...
@StartUpGrindBuf asks, “Turning #buffalo from a #rustbelt city into a #startup city?” Emerging research validates that “where” entrepreneurs start is as important as “what” they start-up. And when it comes to where, it’s all about how. How prepared is your city to revitaliz...
Uber will eventually replace the people who drive its cars with cars that drive themselves, CEO Travis Kalanick said on Wednesday at the Code Conference. A day after Google unveiled the prototype for its own driverless vehicle, Kalanick was visibly excited at the prospect of developing...
Tried to pre-order JK Rowling’s forthcoming The Silkworm on Amazon, only to find that no such option exists? The title is one of several victims of the company’s very public spat with publishers Hachette, which Amazon is holding to ransom for cheaper pricing on e-books. Unt...
The Apple/Beats Electronics deal is now official, and Apple says it will spend up to $3 billion to buy the headphone-maker and streaming music company. Why? Because Apple likes the businesses Beats has already built, and wants to make new stuff with the help of its employees, says CEO ...
Not happy with just offering fiber-optic internet access in select cities, Google — and Facebook to a lesser extent — are investigating satellites as a way to deliver internet access according to The Information’s sources close to the situation who would not speak for the record. Among...
Ready for an update from the no-surprise department? Microsoft isn’t keen to sell either its Xbox or search businesses. On Tuesday at the CODE Conference Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella indicated that he has no intention to divest Bing, the company’s search property, or Xbox, its gaming an...
Mary Meeker, the former Morgan Stanley analyst and current Kleiner Perkins investor, has built a personal franchise around her annual Internet trends report. She delivered her latest at the Code Conference on Wednesday morning. Meeker and her team have a knack for pulling together data...
Mentioned very briefly, and with far less emphasis than the many descriptions of the tiny size of Google’s new driverless car, is that Google’s new experimental fleet of robotic cars are electric. That’s important because as one of the leaders of developing the software and artificial ...
A security researcher who found a major vulnerability in eBay’s website last week said a second flaw he found hasn’t been fixed and could be used to hijack user accounts. Jordan Lee Jones, a 19-year-old college student who lives in Stockton-on-Tees, U.K, said he notified eBay on Friday...
If you’re looking for a cheap way to stay connected to the internet anywhere you are, head over to Walmart. The retail giant recently teamed up with T-Mobile to begin selling two inexpensive tablets that use T-Mobile’s LTE service. Better yet, both tablets are eligible for T-Mobile’s “...
I’d like to think I know most of what my iPad can do, but every once in a while I’m pleasantly surprised by a new feature. To kill time on a recent road trip, I wanted to load up my iPad with movies and comic books, but I wasn’t sure how. I figured, based on... Read More
Redbox’s streak of big growth is over: the company says it plans to uninstall more than 500 of its DVD / Blu-ray rental kiosks this year. The move comes after Redbox saw its revenue increase by just 3 percent last year, and The Wall Street Journal says it’s not likely to se...
On Tuesday, Billboard and Twitter officially launch the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. These new, interactive charts redefine how fans interact with, and influence, popular content by ranking the most popular songs being shared on Twitter in the U.S. The first of the real-time cha...
Hardware buttons on phones can have a big effect on users. Take, for example, handsets with dedicated camera buttons: Fans of mobile photography swear by them because they let you quickly do what you want to do. What if you could add three hardware buttons to your smartphone simply by ...
It’s curious how people define themselves by the fact that they love Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” Or the Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” Is it because they want others to understand just how tasteful they are? Or is it beca...
If it were a laptop, its Quad HD resolution would be impressive. If it were a camera, its laser autofocus would be an advantage. But the LG G3 is a smartphone, and as such, it’s the most advanced one we’ve seen yet. If you are the sort of person who values top-end specs abo...
ESPN has already said it may let you pay for its sports programming on the Web without subscribing to a traditional pay-TV package. Now it is floating the idea of selling some of its stuff directly to consumers, just like Netflix does. ESPN boss John Skipper says that next year the com...
Idaho couple Julie and Scott Brusaw of Solar Roadways have raised more than $1 million on Indiegogo to pursue the extremely ambitious goal of replacing the nation’s roads with solar panels. The design will now move from prototype to manufacturing, a dangerous phase for any technology p...
This has been a long time coming, but starting Tuesday, Chrome users on Windows will only be able to install extensions from Google’s own Chrome Web Store. Google argues that this is meant to keep malicious extensions — which are often installed from third-party sites — in check. Users...
Anyone who’s taken a family vacation knows how easy it is to get overwhelmed with the pictures and videos you take on your trip. Google wants to simplify that process and help you share your best memories with two new Google Plus features. Google Plus Stories, now available on Android ...
Connected devices company Nest, now owned by Google, has been lauded — mostly, it must be said, by the tech press — for turning its attention to the utilitarian devices in your home. The ones no-one loves. The no-frills, (usually) beige plastic devices that squat on the wall or ceiling...
An authoritative-looking report has appeared that suggests bitcoin‘s meteoric rise late last year — from $200 to $1,200 in one month — may have at least partly been the work of bots, possibly associated with those running the melted-down MtGox online exchange. The so-called Willy Repor...
Apple plans to launch a new smart home platform at next month’s Worldwide Developer Conference that will allow iPhones and iPads to control a home’s lights, security system, and other connected appliances, according to a Financial Times report. The new “software platf...