Startup targets Hollywood with ‘secret messaging’ app

The recent Sony Pictures hack saw thousands of private emails go public, causing many faces at the movie studio to turn a bright shade of red. With that calamitous event in mind, a NY-based startup has begun pitching its secret messaging app to Hollywood.


Turn your PC into the life of the party with yule logs, music, trivia and more

The holidays are a time of family togetherness, and that means it's time to turn off your electronics. Or maybe not. There are ways your computer can make Christmas better.


Ignore the exterior. Ram's ProMaster City offers van-like versatility and car-like economy

Don’t call it a comeback … or a van, for that matter. Rather than classifying it, the easiest way to explain the ProMaster City is by comparing it to a similar vehicle from Ford, the Transit Connect. These two represent a new, more efficient alternative to…


PlayStation Network and Xbox Live services are offline on Christmas Day

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live are both down on Christmas Day. Microsoft and Sony acknowledged the outages, but there's been no comment on the hacker group taking responsibility for the service disruption.


Get up close and personal with the demon monkeys of Temple Run VR

Temple Run VR, a first-person version of Imangi's popular infinite running game, is now available as a free download for the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition headset.


The Wire cast members reminisce as an HD Christmas marathon kicks off

Cast members from The Wire reminisce about the show’s tumultuous 60 episodes, which have been remastered in HD just in time for a five-day Christmas marathon, December 26 through 30.

Movies & TV

World Peas: What’s everyone having for Christmas dinner?

Is your goose cooked? This gallery takes a tour around the world to see what other countries, from Jamaica to Sweden, are eating for their Christmas dinners. Don't worry. We linked the recipes.


Road Rave: Three pieces of car tech you shouldn’t leave the dealership without

Confronting the option list on a new car can be more than a bit intimidating. With as many as fifty options that can cost tens of thousands of dollars, it is hard to know what to choose. Accordingly, we wanted to break down which pieces of car tech are worth…


Beer brand lets you send digital ‘message in a bottle’

Argentine beer brand Andes has rolled out a few bizarre marketing campaigns over the years. Its latest stunt is equally offbeat, giving drinkers the chance to send video messages to friends via QR codes printed on bottle labels.

Cool Tech

How to take a screenshot on a Mac

Here's a quick explanation of how to take a screenshot on a Mac using both keyboard shortcuts and the bundled Preview application. Once you know how, you'll be able to snap shots of all sizes within seconds.


Santa sets to work, follow him now with these trackers

Santa's on his way, and thanks to online trackers from Google and Microsoft, you can check up on how long it'll be before he comes sliding down your chimney.


Solid state drives outlast their PC hosts, and then some

Most solid state drives claim they can endure twenty or thirty gigabytes of writes, but recent tests have shown the limits often far exceed those numbers. In fact, some SSDs simply refuse to die.


Suffering from range anxiety? Seeo’s battery prototype could give affordable EVs 200 miles

California tech company Seeo has developed a new solid-state battery than can store twice as much energy as a conventional unit. The lithium-ion unit could potentially give affordable electric cars a range of over 200 miles.


Roll up your white Armani jacket sleeves: Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice hits eBay

A Ferrari Testarossa, sent by the company to be used on the classic Miami Vice television show, is up for auction in Ft. Lauderdale. The iconic sports car maintains a low mileage count, being used only for close-up shots.


Trends with Benefits: The year in review, Google’s new car, and orange couches

This week we talk about holiday shopping, Sony's Crackle streaming music service, the tech year in review, 4K TVs, streaming content, Google Cars and orange couches.