What can I say about the iPhone 6 that you don’t know or haven’t already assumed? Not much, actually. It’s running iOS 8, has a great camera, thinner design, and a handful of features that make it different from last year’s iPhone. This year, Apple has bumped up the display size and released two models. […]
Earlier this year, Google made a huge move by pulling its sixteenth employee, Susan Wojcicki, from leading ads, to running YouTube. Wojcicki, who's been called the "most important Googler you've never heard of," has a big job ahead of her. Show More Summary
Fresh off the biggest IPO in history, Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma is now the richest person in China. Ma is now worth an estimated $25 billion, which includes his 7.8% stake in Alibaba and a nearly 50% stake in payment processing service Alipay. Show More Summary
There’s been an awful lot of Schmidt talk lately with the Google chairman’s new book How Google Works available for your reading and analysis, and Eric Schmidt continued his defense of Google after Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent comments contrasting the two competitors on privacy. “Someone didn’t brief him correctly on Google’s policy,” Schmidt told CNN adding […]
We don't traditionally think of flushing the toilet as an action that costs money. But actually the cost of a flush comes in at about 1 cent. Imagine if sequencing a genome was that easy and cheap? Soon, that could be a reality, according to a leading genome researcher. Show More Summary
Defense Distributed releases "Ghost Gunner," a $1,200 desktop CNC mill.
Among the community of programmers, designers and plain-old technology lovers who have long advocated for the federal government to improve its IT game, there has been a complaint that all too often, tech work is treated as something marginal or administrative, not vested with the same sort of weight that nearly everything else in the […]
Microsoft's Sway presentation application, available starting today in preview form, is the newest member of the Office product family.
It was reported yesterday that some of the young "Outlaw Instagrammers" of NYC had been arrested following a climb of 432 Park Avenue, a building projected to be the second tallest in Manhattan and the tallest residential building in the city. Show More Summary
Physicists at the University of Rochester have created an incredibly versatile cloaking device, which hides things from view. But more importantly, you can make this crazy concealing device at home for under $100. All it takes is four lenses, an optics bench for holding the lenses in place, and an insatiable appetite for making things disappear. Show More Summary
Live-action "sci-fi epic" coming from the studio that made Mortal Kombat movie.
Last week, #BendGate took the Internet by storm. I’m sure you’re all familiar with it by now, but if not, BendGate was created from an alleged bending issue with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. There’s a specific weak point on the inside of the chassis right beneath the volume buttons that allows it to bend very […]
Computer Bild, Europe’s best-selling computer magazine, has had its PR accreditation pulled after posting a video of one of its journalists bending an iPhone 6 Plus. The german PR department of the company reacts in a disturbing way: Instead of answering the questions about why the iPhone 6 Plus is so sensitive, a manager called Computer […]
It seems like ever since last December, when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said his company was working on drone prototypes that could one day deliver packages to doorsteps, the public has been imagining a world where we coexist with drones buzzing overhead. Show More Summary
Some teenagers go to the movies for a thrill. Other walk into Apple stores and record themselves perpetuating the iPhone 6 Plus' bending problem — now known as BendGate. Two British teens, who call themselves Kylie and Danny, did just that over the weekend and recorded their exploits for the world to see. Show More Summary
Bill Gates wants to change how students learn history. As a recent feature in The New York Times Magazine details, the Microsoft founder and current richest man in the world went on a mission to change history curricula in the US after he became enamored with "Big History" — a series of DVD lectures from Australian professor David Christian. Show More Summary
The film and video industry will never look the same, thanks to drones. Commercial use of drones is now prohibited, but there are signs that regulatory changes may be coming soon. The FAA has just granted exemptions to six filmmaking companies to use drones equipped with cameras. Show More Summary
Over the past few days, we've seen a handful of videos that reportedly illustrate a strange bending issue with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. Apple has since spoken out about the reported problem, saying only nine customers have complained about their phones being bent since the iPhone 6 Plus went on sale about one week ago. Show More Summary
We’ve long held that the extra cost of high end Bluetooth speakers from Bose, Ultimate Ears, JBL and Cambridge Audio Minx (all pictured above top row) were well worth the extra money even at prices up near $200 and beyond. But the fact is that not everyone wants to spend a lot of money on a Bluetooth […]
GM is sending updated software to make Valet Mode less legally questionable.