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Smartphone kill switch could save consumers $3.4B, study says - July 29, 2014
If the kill switches becomes standard in all phones, consumers could save big on replacement phones and insurance coverage, according to a researcher from Creighton University. ...
Twitter's users and usage grow, investors cheer - July 29, 2014
Twitter reports revenue and profit above analyst expectations, but the company also shows that more people were on the social network and using it longer. ...
OKCupid plays with our hearts without worry - July 29, 2014
The dating site conducted an experiment that falsified compatibility matches without telling users. When the results were published, OKCupid's co-founder said only two users complained. CNET's Bridget Carey explains the test and why it...
'Star Trek' Borg cube mini-fridge: Refrigeration isn't futile - July 29, 2014
This particular Borg cube wants to assimilate your beverages and food to keep them at optimum temperatures for consumption. ...
New 'Maze Runner' trailer anything but a dead end - July 29, 2014
The popular series of young-adult novels gets its first movie treatment. Crave's Eric Mack fears it may induce flashbacks to a summer road trip gone wrong. ...
2015 Energica Ego electric superbike looks fast and futuristic (pictures) - July 29, 2014
Is this what the future of Italian motorcycles looks like? Energica certainly hopes so. Meet the 2015 Ego electric superbike. ...
Who won 'Wacky Races'? F1 scoring reveals the world's wackiest racer - July 29, 2014
Using Formula 1 scoring, which wacky racer would mount the podium as the overall winner of the classic cartoon? ...
Take a closer look at the BlackBerry Passport (pictures) - July 29, 2014
The BlackBerry Passport is a decidedly different smartphone, aimed at offering a comfortable, spacious way to hammer out emails all day. ...
Airbnb gets White House nod for disaster housing initiative - July 29, 2014
The peer-to-peer home rental service works with hosts in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., to provide emergency housing.
Get a lifetime subscription to Followup.cc for $25 - July 29, 2014
Normally $48 for just one year, this incredibly handy service adds snooze capabilities to your inbox. ...
Smart shoes vibrate you in the right direction using Google Maps - July 29, 2014
Lechal shoes and insoles work with Google Maps on your phone to buzz your feet when it's time to turn.
Hear the Doctor and Sherlock do a duet in 'Wholock: The Musical' - July 29, 2014
Will Sherlock Holmes join the Doctor traveling through time and space in this musical battle, or will Holmes make The Doctor move into 221B Baker Street? ...
Chinese phone makers gain amid smartphone surge - July 29, 2014
IDC report shows shipments for market leader Samsung slipped during the second quarter while Huawei's nearly doubled. ...
EA to bring gaming subscription service to Xbox One - July 29, 2014
Electronic Arts, the game publisher behind Madden and FIFA, introduces EA Access, a $4.99-per-month gaming subscription service exclusively for Microsoft's Xbox One console. ...
Man who filmed himself driving car from passenger seat gets convicted - July 29, 2014
A 20-year-old Spanish man thought it'd be fun to post the video to YouTube. It wasn't. ...
Man-made 'breathing' leaf is an oxygen factory for space travel - July 29, 2014
An artificial leaf converts water and light to oxygen, and that's good news for road-tripping to places beyond Earth. ...
PantryChic is like a robotic prep cook for your home kitchen - July 29, 2014
Store and dispense baking ingredients with a kitchen gadget that takes the hassle out of converting weights and measures. ...
Swap files between Windows and Android in 2 clicks with Pushbullet - July 29, 2014
There are many ways to get files from your PC to a mobile Android device. One of our favorite methods around here is the super usefulĀ ...
Microsoft's Chinese offices raided over alleged antitrust allegations - July 29, 2014
Chinese media reports suggest the investigation could focus on Microsoft's "de facto monopoly" in China's OS market. ...
Fox's Bill O'Reilly: Gadgets got Obama elected - July 29, 2014
The Fox News presenter says iPads and the like made it easier to present a candidate's image that was "false" to narcissistic young people. ...
Apple wins patent for crowd-sourced traffic navigation - July 29, 2014
The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip. ...
Sky looks to the next generation of TV, backs Oculus Rift startup - July 29, 2014
A major British broadcaster has invested in a Silicon Valley virtual reality startup developing the next generation of entertainment. ...
Smart TV or media streamer? - July 29, 2014
With most modern TVs chock full o'apps, it's easy to find Netflix when you need a binge. But despite their easy accessibility, are they the best options for your streaming fix? ...
BlackBerry ups mobile security ante with Secusmart buy - July 29, 2014
BlackBerry's acquisition of German software firm Secusmart aims to secure voice and data and put better mobile security in every president and chancellor's hand. ...
Apple TV adds CNBC, Fox Now - July 29, 2014
Apple's set-top box continues to add more channels as it works to gain customers against Roku and others. ...
The 404 Throwback Ep. 101: Where we're putting the Yu in useless (podcast) - July 29, 2014
Take a trip down memory lane with The 404 Show as we relive Justin Yu's first official appearance on the program as a full time cast member. (Original air date: 5/16/08)
Meet Intel's SoFIA, the super-cheap smartphone chip created in Singapore - July 29, 2014
The company is trying to bring the cost of smartphones down to as little as $50. ...
PlayStation 4 can now play 3D Blu-ray discs - July 29, 2014
The latest update to the PS4 also improves the sound quality at 1.5x playback for both Blu-rays and DVDs. ...
Rhapsody hits 2 million paid members - July 29, 2014
The pioneer in subscription streaming music hits a subscriber milestone six weeks after teaming up with T-Mobile on a discounted service, a model Rhapsody will move to France. ...
Huawei smartphone shipments jump 62% to 34 million - July 29, 2014
The company says smartphones accounted for over half of its total mobile device shipments in the first half of the year. ...
Chromecast at year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy (Q&A) - July 29, 2014
For the first birthday of Google's streaming-media stick, the exec behind the dirt-cheap dongle discusses its back story, year one, and the path ahead. ...
Apple refreshes MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades, no price rise - July 29, 2014
Apple has updated its Pro laptop line -- all 15-inch models will come with 16GB RAM but with no price increase, and the old 13-inch has even got cheaper. ...
Microsoft's Chinese offices allegedly raided over antitrust allegations - July 29, 2014
Chinese media reports suggest the investigation could focus on Microsoft's "de facto monopoly" in China's OS market.
Australian TV pirates refuse to play the waiting game - July 29, 2014
Why are Australians such prolific pirates of TV shows? Analysis on the availability of TV shows by tech blog Reckoner may hold some answers.
Americans' online privacy worries center on money -- and porn, a bit - July 29, 2014
According to a survey, Americans say their biggest concern with online infiltrators is that their financial info will be spied on. Some even admit they're worried about privacy while browsing porn.
iPhone 6 screen won't be made of sapphire, analysts claim - July 29, 2014
Low production yields of the tough but pricey material means it won't surface on the next iPhone in time for a September launch, Trendforce analysts conclude. ...
iPhone 6 screen won't be made of sapphire, claims new report - July 29, 2014
Low production yields of the tough but pricey material means it won't surface on the next iPhone in time for a September launch, according to a group of analysts. ...
Piracy police hijack ads on copyright-infringing websites - July 29, 2014
British police have come up with a new way of cutting off funding to websites that illegally share music and movies. ...
Piracy police hijack ads on copyright infringing websites - July 29, 2014
British police have come up with a new way of cutting off funding to websites that illegally share music and movies. ...
Ouya teaming up with Wikipad to expand indie game app store - July 29, 2014
The deal marks the latest agreement in its "Ouya Everywhere" effort, helping the company expand beyond the TV. ...
Dear piracy apologists: Downloading unreleased films is not cool - July 29, 2014
Commentary: Even in the age of Spotify and Netflix, the movie-going experience remains largely intact. Not because of greed, but because filmmaking has no good alternative. ...
Soon, you too will be able to learn Dothraki - July 29, 2014
The linguist behind the language of the wild horsemen in "Game of Thrones" previews his forthcoming Dothraki primer at San Diego Comic-Con -- and offers some language lessons. ...
Apple refreshes MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades, same prices - July 29, 2014
Apple has updated the hardware for its profitable MacBook Pro line -- all 15-inch models will come with 16GB RAM but with no price increase. ...
Tesla and Panasonic said to reach agreement on Gigafactory - July 29, 2014
Tesla and Panasonic have reached an agreement on the so-called Gigafactory, a factory for building batteries for future Tesla electric cars. ...
Summer's best meteor showers streak night skies - July 29, 2014
Just in time for the new moon, the Delta Aquarid showers peak on Monday and Tuesday and the Perseid showers start to get under way. ...
LinkedIn revamps its mobile app with a new profile look - July 29, 2014
The social network for professionals aims to prep you for a meeting even if you're five minutes late. ...
Yelp lets users add videos to their reviews - July 28, 2014
With the iOS app, users can now add 12-second videos to their posts that show the atmosphere or layout of businesses. ...
Facebook requires standalone Messenger app for mobile chat - July 28, 2014
Facebook ends mobile messaging on its main app worldwide, prompting users to download its standalone chat app. ...
Six seconds of fame: Tropfest launches Vine film competition - July 28, 2014
The world's biggest short film festival just got shorter with the launch of TropVine -- a competition to find the world's best six-second video. ...
Pelican Imaging brings light-field photos to smartphones - July 28, 2014
Familiar with the Lytro camera that lets you refocus photos after they've been taken? Similar technology is coming to smartphones. ...