Boston Uber driver charged with rape of female passenger

Definitely another black mark on Uber's ability to successfully vet safe drivers, an 46-year-old Uber driver in Boston has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a young female passenger.

Mobile

Instagram mass-deletes spam accounts, users freak out

In an attempt to purge Instagram of problematic accounts and useless spammers, the social network deleted millions of accounts this week much to the chagrin of celebrities and general users.

Social Media

Tech gifts for $50 or less

They say “it’s the thought that counts,” but let’s be honest: money talks. An extravagant iPad Air 2, blistering gaming computer, or OLED TV is a guaranteed gift victory. So if you’re an adulterous man trying to reclaim the trust of the lover you…

Buying Guides

RevoZport mods make the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake “Zportier”

The UK-based car tuning brand has quickly followed Mercedes’ shooting brake announcement with available performance kits. The packages add new ECU mapping, a titanium exhaust system, and aero kits to improve performance.

Cars

Comcast 4K UHD app launches on Samsung TVs with Suits, Chicago Fire and more to come

Comcast joined satellite provider DirecTV today as the second major pay-TV network to offer 4K UHD content on demand. The service, which is currently only offered on Samsung TVs, launches with Chicago Fire, Suits, and Covert Affairs, with Parks and Rec on the…

Home Theater

‘What do you got in there?’ Ferrari 550 owner demolished by a Tesla P85D

A video has surfaced of a 691-horsepower Tesla P85D racing a Ferrari 550, and to no one’s surprise, the Tesla wins. The Ferrari's 458 horsepower puts it at a distinct disadvantage, but the silent speed of the Tesla is always a joy to watch.

Cars

The Classic will make BlackBerry diehards swoon, if those still exist

BlackBerry’s Classic fulfills all the dreams of the company’s die-hard fans with its physical QWERTY keyboard.

Mobile

Roses are red, violets are blue, this BenQ monitor sees color better than you

Color accuracy and easy hardware calibration are the main selling points of BenQ's first "professional photography monitor," a 24-inch display with 2560 x 1440 resolution that promises to render 99% of the AdobeRGB gamut.

Computing

The hunt is on: Evolve open beta for Xbox One launches January 15

The open beta for Turtle Rock Studios' Evolve will run exclusively on Xbox One from January 15 to 19 in anticipation of its full launch on February 10, 2015.

Gaming

Update: SpaceX rocket launch and ocean platform landing delayed until January

On Friday, SpaceX will launch its first attempt at its ambitious new plan -- to land a Falcon 9 rocket on a self-stabilizing ocean platform. If successful, the landing has huge implications for the future of space travel

Cool Tech

Can you guess which movie trailer has been viewed the most this year?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and Fifty Shades of Grey are among the 20 most-viewed movie trailers of 2014.

Movies & TV

Steam’s annual Holiday Sale is now offering deep discounts until January 2

Steam's annual Holiday Sale is now open, offering a rolling selection of deep discounts ranging across the whole catalog from now until January 2.

Gaming

The city of South Pittsburg simply can’t stand criticism anymore, so it banned it

The city of South Pittsburg, Tennessee just banned city employees from criticizing it in social media. The punishment for violators wasn't revealed, but the new policy does not forbid the use of social media.

Mobile

Don’t remember the milk: In five years, a third of people will have smart fridges

Adoption of smart home devices is growing, and by 2019, most people expect to have at least one Internet-connected device in the house. This data comes from a recent survey of 2,000 people.

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