Will leaving your phone charging destroy your battery? We asked an expert

Are you damaging your phone's battery by leaving it plugged into the charger all night? Are you wasting power? Is it safe, or advisable, to charge your smartphone this way? The answers you seek are here.

Mobile

How human testers are revealing our Facebook News Feed habits

The world's largest social network uses a small team of testers to get detailed feedback on the News Feed — and their responses are revealing more about how we make use of social media.

Social Media

40 third-party apps coming to Google Now

Apps such as eBay, TripAdvisor, Lyft, Pandora, Instacart, Waze, Shazam, Kayak and many more are joining the Google Now party on Android, as the digital assistant looks for outside help.

Mobile

Trends with Benefits: Super Bowl ads, VR movies, golf simulator shenanigans

This week we discuss the “Big Game”, jumping in cheese, Mophie, Oculus Rift movies, and Google Fiber news. Featuring Dan Gaul, Drew Prindle, Caleb Denison, Nick Mokey, and Greg Nibler.

Podcasts

Decrypt This: Why securing your browser is the best defense

Decrypt This dives into what makes a web browser safe, and the options, features, and applications you can use to be sure your browsing experience remains secure.

Computing

Bountiful 'suedecloth' can't hide the old bones on Jaguar's elegant but aging XF

Jaguar’s XF might be based upon a 20-year-old chassis, but from that primordial platform, the Brits have created a very handsome, comfortable and compelling mid-size luxury…

  • Pros: Premium exterior styling , Extremely quiet cabin , Interior…
  • Cons: Dated chassis , Dated tech

Think the Jaguar F-Type is perfect already? Wait til you see what’s next

In a recent interview, a Jaguar sales exec stated that the brand has plans to make the F-type a range of high performance products, not unlike the Porsche 911. The current top model of the two-seater is the AWD, 550 hp coupe, but by 2020, this example could be…

Cars

As if it weren’t ‘Insane’ enough, Tesla’s P85D will get even faster with over-the-air update

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed on Twitter that the Model S P85D, which can travel from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, will soon be even faster with a software update. The over-the-air upgrade will bring that time down to around 3.1 seconds.

Cars

Breathe new life into your “obsolete” smartphone by using it as a smart home gadget

When you get down to it, even the most outdated phone is still a palm-sized computer stuffed with advanced sensor tech. Instead of throwing it away or reselling it for less than what you paid originally, why not repurpose it?

Home

Woman gets blindsided by her $42,000 Verizon bill

A Connecticut received quite the rude awakening recently, receiving a $42,000 phone bill from Verizon. According to the woman, her friend was the one who racked up all those charges from calls made and received around the world

Mobile

Nissan’s Juke RSnow doesn’t care if winter is coming or going

In a partnership with American Track Truck, Nissan has outfitted its Juke Crossover to make the ultimate snow-traversing daily driver. The Juke RSnow can reach speeds of 60 mph, and is essentially stock, other than the refitted track system.

Cars

Not just child’s play, 91-year-old grandma flies GoPro-equipped drone

GoPro's action videos are usually loaded with extreme sports and adrenaline, but its cameras are capable of capturing a softer, quieter moments too, like this of a 91-year-old grandma. Except, she flies a drone.

Photography

LibreOffice inches closer to Office’s functionality with 4.4 update

LibreOffice, already one of the best open source Microsoft Office alternatives, has received an update that overhauls the software's visual design and offers a buffet of feature enhancements.

Computing