This week in Tech Reads: bandwidth on the battlefield, making a chart-topping app without ever learning to code, how glowing screens are messing with our sleep, and much more. Don't forget to change your clocks! Read more...
It’s been an interesting few weeks for Silicon Valley insiders. Secret, the anonymous messaging app, has caused several communication crises for some prominent tech companies, and many more are no doubt on their way. By making the entire...Show More Summary
On its own, the iPad is capable of accomplishing a great number of day to day tasks. With a little help from an add-on accessory it can do quite a bit more.
While the life and profession of being a blogger might seem like a boring one to most people, it all depends on what type of blogger you ask. I personally do a lot more than blogging and I love my job. If you were to ask travel bloggers, I’m sure you would hear the same. Show More Summary
Think hacking starts and ends online? Think again. Forbes took a look at the damage an identity thief can do using just the address label on the magazines you subscribe to, and the answer ain't pretty. Read more...
We’re here at SXSW Interactive with a day 1 recap (find more info here). Friday’s weather held for us here in Austin with semi-sunny skies, but we’re expecting rainfall off and on all day Saturday. There are masses of people, but the number seems flat from last year — the surge of the crowds is […]
The 'uncarrier' serves up 200MB of free 2G data overseas, but it's worth splurging on a full data pass for proper roaming Every year before heading to Spain for Mobile World Congress you can find journalists asking each other "what are...Show More Summary
Multi-billion-dollar startup Uber has an office space that it spent millions on in the heart of San Francisco. In fact, Uber spent more than any other San Francisco-based tech company on renovations and remodeling last year, according to home renovation startup BuildZoom and data from the San Francisco Department of Building Inspections. Show More Summary
f.lux, the popular utility that changes the color temperature of your Mac’s display to reflect the sun’s daylight cycle, has received a major update. Whilst still being in beta, the app can now calibrate your screen based on your actual schedule, not just sunrise and sunset times. This means the app is now useful for […]
On March 11, videogame fans will finally get their eager thumbs on one of the most breathlessly anticipated new titles of the year. Called "Titanfall," it has taken four years and many millions to produce. And there is arguably more riding on its launch than any game released in recent memory. Show More Summary
1995: The explorer on the left is using a personal spacecraft which is anchored to the soil, while the explorer on the right examines a boulder that might weigh 453kg on Earth and just shy of half a kilo on Phobos. More »
It took Berliners years to agree upon a design for a memorial to the reunification of East and West — but now that the project is underway, an unexpected hurdle is slowing it down: Bats. Lots of them. More »
Think slumber parties are harmless fun? Not the kind pictured on the Batman Slumber Party T-Shirt, which features three of Gotham City’s most famous vixens elevating an ordinary pillow fight into something a little more dangerous. Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn – the trio formerly known as the Gotham City Sirens – are unwinding […]
These screen protectors are custom designed to shield your Google Nexus 7 (2012)'s display while reducing annoying glare at the same time. Durable and scratch resistant, the TruTouch sensitivity provides a more natural feel on your touchscreen. Show More Summary
When Mozilla launched Persona under the name BrowserID back in 2012, it had big plans for the authentication service. The primary goal was to make the authentication process on the web safer, more private, and better to use. BrowserID...Show More Summary
Even if you don’t like sports, it’s likely that your Facebook and Twitter feeds get fairly clogged with comments like “Did you see that call????? #unbelievable”, or something to that effect, whenever some big game is on. Think about it. We’ve been yelling at our televisions for years while watching sports. Now we can yell to the whole world through social media. read more
T-Mobile U.S. is continuing to zag instead of zig with their hyperbolic "uncarrier" strategy and this time they seem to be following the motto of more is more — they're giving more LTE data tethering, and unlimited international texting to anyone on their Simple Choice plan. Show More Summary
I'm pretty sure this is what Snoop Dogg sees every time he opens his eyes. Read more...
Witness the idiocy of these crazy Russian kids being towed in sleds at really high speeds. Make sure to watch the entire video, because it really gets nuts. How fast are they going? 60mph? More? I don’t know, but for sure it’s way too much. More »
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...