Google continues to shift way from Google+, Photos going solo

Potentially a sign that Google is slowly sunsetting the Google+ social network, the search company is reported to be transitioning Google+ Photos into a standalone product without requiring a Google+ account.

Social Media

Sony RX100 III review

Sony does it again with the Cyber-shot RX100 III, one of the best compact cameras you can buy. It has a new viewfinder, processor, and lens. But it’s still pricey.

  • Pros: Excellent compact camera, Beautiful 20.1MP stills…
  • Cons: Expensive, No hot shoe, Limited focal range

Flappy Bird flies again as Flappy Birds Family … but only on Amazon’s FireTV

The uber-popular game has re-emerged as a multi-player affair, exclusive to Amazon's FireTV. The new version offers some subtle tweaks but holds the same Flappy playability, and is no doubt a big get for the fledgling streaming device.

Home Theater

NASA confirms ‘impossible’ thruster actually works, could revolutionize space travel

Despite the fact that they're still unsure of how it works exactly, NASA scientists have confirmed once again that the seemingly impossible EmDrive is legit

Cool Tech

BMW looks to Toyota for a fuel-cell powerplant for its hydrogen i3 variant

BMW recently announced cheaper charging stations for its i3, but the German automaker may be planning a fuel cell-powered version of the electric car as well. As it did with the i8 and Z4, BMW is collaborating with Toyota for this new venture.

Cars

Android L: The future of Android is (almost) here

The next version of Google's mobile operating system will be out later this year, and to make sure we're prepared for its release, the company has detailed a teaser version known as Android L.

Mobile

Xiaomi accused of passing off copyrighted photos as shots taken with the Mi 3

Daring Fireball's John Gruber is accusing Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi of passing off copyrighted images as those taken by the Mi 3, bringing back memories of Nokia's similar blunder back in 2012.

Mobile

Who owns the Manhattan skyline? One NYC agency thinks it does

The Port Authority in New York City has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a shop selling housewares, saying an image of the city skyline used on dinner plates infringes on the agency's assets and reputation.

Photography

Core i3 and i7 versions of Surface Pro 3 are on sale now

You can get Intel Core i3 and Core i7 versions of the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft announced.

Computing

Rogue Legacy review

Addictive and smartly crafted, Cellar Door Games' Rogue Legacy is a beguiling, modern action game that hooks you with swift action and keeps you stuck with smart character…

  • Pros: Impressively crafted despite an abundance of randomization…
  • Cons: Building character turns into a slow grind halfway through…

HTC One M8 Windows Phone: This is what it might look like (Updated)

Once again, HTC is rumored to be working on a Windows Phone version of its Android-based One M8 smartphone, and it may be out before the end of the year. However, it's not the first time we've heard such stories.

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Mega prevents a bullet from entering a Taiwanese man’s chest

A Taiwanese man was shot in the chest after entering a fight. While the bullet went cleanly through his arm, his Samsung Galaxy Mega handset prevented it from entering his chest, saving his life.

Mobile