Man accidentially texts his probation officer asking for weed

Definitely proving to be an expedient way to land back in jail, a man in Albany, Georgia was looking for some pot and ended up accidentally asking his probation officer over a mobile text message.

Mobile

Facebook Launches Rooms for iOS, an Anonymous Chatroom App

Facebook's Rooms, exclusive to iOS, is an anonymous group chat app with lots of potential.

Mobile

The NYPD commissioner doesn’t like phone encryption, either

NYPD commissioner William Bratton criticized companies like Apple and Google for enabling encryption for their handsets. Bratton hopes to push legislation that would allow access to handsets without worrying about encryption.

Mobile

The iPad Mini 3 is an amazing tablet and an atrocious waste of money

The iPad Mini 3 comes with an upgrade that’s as modest as can be. It’s new features include Touch ID and a gold color option.

  • Pros: Touch ID sensor , High-quality retina screen , Great size…
  • Cons: Limited upgrade over iPad Mini 2 , Last year’s specs offer…

Want 4K graphics on older Nvidia GPUs? These new drivers make that a reality now

How would you like to be able to enjoy 4K-quality graphics on monitors with lesser resolutions? Nvidia makes that dream a reality, even on older GPUs.

Computing

Lean and mean, iPad Air 2 perfects Apple’s vision for the tablet

We review Apple’s latest iPad, the Air 2. Find out how it stacks up against the iPad Air -- and whether it can take on Android’s best.

  • Pros: Thinner than any other Apple device , Screen brighter than…
  • Cons: 16GB model does not have enough storage , Speaker quality…

Grandma blocks Wi-Fi and mobile signals from her house with $6,400 paint

According to 72-year-old Stefanie Russell, she suffers from electro-sensitivity. To combat this, she hired specialists to coat her house with four layers of anti-radiation paint.

Mobile

Android Wear update features offline music playback, bluetooth pairing, and GPS support

The newest version of Android Wear brings GPS support and welcome enhancements to music playback. The update is rolling out to users in stages.

Wearables

Take your iPad Air’s sound from paltry to powerful with the stylish Amp

Part case, part stand, and part wireless stereo speaker system, OIO's new Amp is a beautiful add-on for your iPad Air, designed to take the portable media experience to the next level.

Home Theater

Duke Nukem returns in a 32-game bundle from the revived 3D Realms studio

Defunct studio 3D Realms (formerly Apogee Software) is back with a 32 game bundle of classic PC titles from the 80s and 90s like Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, and Wolfenstein 3D.

Gaming

Without the ability to learn, Google’s self-driving car may actually be going nowhere

Today, there are few issues in motoring more polarizing than self-driving cars. While some see them as liberators, some see them as a hindrance, and a new report suggests there are far more issues than once thought.

Cars

The day the music died: Xbox Music cancels free streaming feature

Microsoft has announced that it is discontinuing the free Xbox Music streaming feature on December 1 in all countries where it is currently offered. A subscription pass remains.

Gaming

Quicksilver to return for X-Men: Apocalypse, and he may get his own solo movie

X-Men: Days of Future Past second-unit director Brian Smrz says Quicksilver will return for X-Men: Apocalypse and hints at a potential solo movie.

Movies

Ricoh adds a sweet touch to its DSLRs with the candy-colored Pentax K-S1

Ricoh's new Pentax Sweets Collection K-S1 is anything but boring black. Available in three candy-colored hues on white camera bodies, the new K-S1 will definitely draw some attention.

Photography