• The Pirate Bay comes back weeks after a police raid

    Jan 31, 2015

    The Pirate Bay comes back weeks after a police raid We're starting to wonder if it's nigh-on impossible to keep The Pirate Bay down. Just weeks after Swedish police raided the bootleg file site and knocked it offline, it's back -- TorrentFreak reports that almost everything is up and running once agai...

  • Zombie apps are taking over the App Store

    Jan 31, 2015

    If you’re still thinking of trying to make your fortune on the App Store, it’s time to think again. While App Store developers made more than Hollywood studios did in combined box office revenue in 2014, a new report suggests…Read more ›

  • The poetry of my tweets

    Jan 31, 2015

    The poetry of my tweets I'd like to think my tweets offer some cultural value and promote a better world. I consume plenty of brilliant films and scholarly articles, then reflect my learnings on Twitter multiple times a day. So when I heard there was a tool to turn my tweet...

  • Why the Apple Watch’s first apps might disappoint you

    Jan 31, 2015

    When the first iPhone came out in 2007, third-party apps were limited affairs: glorified web apps without a lot of access to the iPhone’s more advanced functionality. According to a new blog post from Eleks Labs, a developer working on…Read more ›

  • On this week’s CultCast: Apple’s best quarter ever and Indiana Jones … rebooted?

    Jan 31, 2015

    This week: Apple has its best quarter ever, Apple Watch is coming in April and the best parts of the iOS 8.1.3 and Yosemite 10.10.2 updates. Plus, Disney considers a reboot of the beloved Indiana Jones movies, and then things…Read more ›

  • Ending soon: Save 87% on Wi-Fi optimizer, data recovery, 10 Mac Apps for $10 [Deals]

    Jan 31, 2015

    There are some pretty hot savings on some spectacular products that are ending very soon at Cult of Mac Deals. Don’t miss out on getting yourself the NetSpot Pro Wi-Fi Optimizer, Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery, the 10-For-$10 Mac App…Read more ›

  • HTC's Lollipop update won't reach every One phone on time

    Jan 31, 2015

    HTC's Lollipop update won't reach every One phone on time HTC hasn't always had success upgrading One users to the latest version of Android within its promised 90-day window, and history is unfortunately repeating itself with Android 5.0 Lollipop on the way. The phone maker is now warning that "some carrie...

  • Casio's new iOS app turns your whistling into full-length tunes

    Jan 31, 2015

    Casio's new iOS app turns your whistling into full-length tunes Apps have done wonders for music creation, and now there's mobile software from Casio that aims to make it even easier. The Chordana Composer app for iPhone creates a track basked on a melody that you create by singing or whistling two bars of a tune...

  • Recommended Reading: Reliving virtual reality in the '90s

    Jan 31, 2015

    Recommended Reading: Reliving virtual reality in the '90s Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.A Look Back at the Doomed...

  • Your BMW just downloaded a security patch

    Jan 31, 2015

    Your BMW just downloaded a security patch Have a BMW, Mini or Rolls Royce with the ConnectedDrive feature parked in your driveway? Maybe all three? Well, it turns out there was a bug that allowed ne'er-do-wells to manipulate it -- entirely wirelessly. According to Reuters, by simulating a fa...

  • Daily Roundup: Tesla Model X, DARPA YouTube robots and more!

    Jan 31, 2015

    Daily Roundup: Tesla Model X, DARPA YouTube robots and more! Tesla's Model X has been spotted in the wild; a new DARPA technology lets robots learn from YouTube videos; and Verizon is changing its policy on "supercookies." Get the details on these stories and more in the Daily Roundup....

  • Nest is losing both its tech VP and the CEO of Dropcam

    Jan 31, 2015

    Nest is losing both its tech VP and the CEO of Dropcam Google's plan for a connected home including Nest and Dropcam lost a few family members today. Nest's Vice President of Technology Yoky Matsuoka and Dropcam cofounder Greg Duffy have left for other ventures, according to The Verge's sources. Matsuoka...

  • Google makes Earth Pro available to virtual travelers for free

    Jan 31, 2015

    Google makes Earth Pro available to virtual travelers for free While we're sure Google Earth works just fine for your daily virtual 'round-the-world travels, the Pro version comes with some really useful features -- even better, it's now completely free. Google Earth Pro, which used to cost an eye-watering $399 ...

  • Chicago's subways are getting speedy LTE data

    Jan 31, 2015

    Chicago's subways are getting speedy LTE data Just because you have cellular service in the subway doesn't mean you have good service -- in many cases, your data goes in the dumps when your train ventures underground. That won't be a problem in Chicago for much longer, though. The city has reach...

  • Aziz Ansari's new Netflix stand-up special debuts March 6th

    Jan 31, 2015

    Aziz Ansari's new Netflix stand-up special debuts March 6th If you're a big fan of comedy specials that are unique Netflix, the latest from the man behind Parks and Recreation's Tom Haverford is on the way. On March 6th, Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden will premiere at 12:01 AM PT. The title is ano...

  • This art dealer wants to hang an indie game on your wall

    Jan 30, 2015

    This art dealer wants to hang an indie game on your wall Dutch art dealership and gallery Cook & Becker has been selling fine art prints from video games for a few years now. Thanks to partnerships with companies like Capcom, Naughty Dog, DICE and BioWare, it's offered artwork from critically acclaimed tit...

  • Woman in India rape case sues Uber

    Jan 30, 2015

    Woman in India rape case sues Uber A woman who claims she was raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi last month has filed suit against the US-based car-sharing company. In a civil complaint filed yesterday in California, the unnamed woman, who's referred to as "Jane Doe," said the compa...

  • ESPN offers standalone subscription for the Cricket World Cup

    Jan 30, 2015

    ESPN offers standalone subscription for the Cricket World Cup Talks of ESPN's standalone options are nothing new, and for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the network is offering a cable-free standalone subscription. Access to the event's six-week slate of 49 matches will cost viewers $100 for viewing on the web. Te...

  • AT&T and Dish were the big spenders in the FCC's wireless auction

    Jan 30, 2015

    AT&T and Dish were the big spenders in the FCC's wireless auction There's no doubt that companies spent a ton of money in the FCC's latest wireless auction -- $44.9 billion of it, to be precise. But who was it that was so eager to part with their cash? You don't have to wonder for much longer. The FCC has revealed ...

  • Google Now finally pulls in data from your favorite apps

    Jan 30, 2015

    Google Now finally pulls in data from your favorite apps At long last, Google Now will support third-party apps. That means that in addition to serving you helpful information like when your next appointment is and how long it'll take you to get to the airport, Google's predictive search app will now push ...

  • Uber gets a thumbs up on data security from privacy auditors

    Jan 30, 2015

    Uber gets a thumbs up on data security from privacy auditors The results from Uber's six-week-long external privacy audit, spurred on by several high profile security controversies, are in. And, surprisingly, the final report looks positively rosy for the on-demand taxi company . "Uber has dedicated significan...

  • 'Heavy Rain' creator's early cinematic game gets remastered

    Jan 30, 2015

    'Heavy Rain' creator's early cinematic game gets remastered If you missed out on the cult classic Indigo Prophecy (("Fahrenheit" in Europe), the first stab at a pseudo-cinematic game from Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream, you've now got a good reason to give it a spin. A revamped version of the title has ju...

  • Google's 3D-sensing Project Tango is no longer an experiment

    Jan 30, 2015

    Google's 3D-sensing Project Tango is no longer an experiment Yet another project is graduating from experiment to proper part of Google. Only two weeks ago, Glass left the confines of the Skunk Works-like Google X and became its own division headed up by Nest co-founder Tony Fadell. Now Project Tango, the 3D-s...

  • Apple puts the big hurt on Samsung

    Jan 30, 2015

    Things are not looking so good for Samsung in the smartphone market, especially as it faces its Apple nemesis.

  • How to stream the Super Bowl for free to your iPad or iPhone

    Jan 30, 2015

    This year’s Super Bowl will be streamed for free over the internet in full HD, no cable subscription required. Completely unbundling the big game is an effort on NBC’s part to promote its TV Everywhere service, which ironically requires a…Read more ›

  • Vine Kids delivers family-friendly video loops

    Jan 30, 2015

    Vine Kids delivers family-friendly video loops Let's be honest: Kids are really easy to entertain. Give 'em something that makes noise and flashes some pretty colors and they're set. And that's pretty much what Vine does, ad infinitum. There's sounds, and sites and it loops forever or until the k...

  • 13 hot new Super Bowl commercials getting their game on right now

    Jan 30, 2015

    It used to be that you had to wait until Sunday to see the hot, out-of-this-world-expensive Super Bowl ads during the big game. In our modern, always-connected age of sneak-peek overindulgence, you can actually skip the game itself and watch…Read more ›

  • Jay Z takes aim at Dr. Dre with his own high-def music streamer

    Jan 30, 2015

    Dr. Dre became the first billionaire of hip-hop thanks to Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music and its accompanying over-priced headphone brand. Jay Z is pretty much the only big name rapper that hasn’t imitated Dre by slapped his…Read more ›

  • Jay Z bids for music streaming service

    Jan 30, 2015

    The Hip hop star could challenge Beats and Spotify with his offer for the HD music service Tidal

  • Verizon Wireless will let you dodge those sketchy 'supercookies'

    Jan 30, 2015

    Verizon Wireless will let you dodge those sketchy 'supercookies' Living a wholly private life on the internet is getting to be impossible, but months of thinkpieces and public outcry finally seem to have done a little good where one company is concerned. According to the New York Times, Verizon Wireless is giving ...

 

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