Vine gets serious with 720p HD video support

Those addictive looping video clips are going to look a lot crisper in the future, as Vine is rolling out support for 720p high-definition movies across the web and its mobile apps.


Slack gets hacked, turns on two-factor authentication

After unauthorized access was detected on its servers for several days last month, the communications app is introducing several new security features to stop future hacks from occurring.


How Money & Violence conquered YouTube with no money and only a little violence

In just a few months, indie drama Money and Violence has become a YouTube phenomenon, with more than 13 million views, and counting. But what's next? To find out, we spoke with the creator of "Money and Violence," Moise Verneau.

Movies & TV

Hearthstone players charge into Blackrock Mountain on April 2

Hearthstone fans finished with Curse of Naxxramas and anxious for a new single-player adventure don't have much longer to wait, as Blizzard has revealed that the Blackrock Mountain adventure add-on will be released on April 2.


Windows updates led to 25-minute delay of German basketball game

A German basketball game was delayed for 25 minutes because the Windows laptop powering the scoreboard started installing updates. In the German Professional Basketball League, that's 10 minutes over the maximum delay time.


This guy’s experience with Comcast was so bad, he’s selling his house

Even taking into account their less-than-stellar track record, one potential customer has had so many problems that it looks like he's going to have to sell the house he just bought three months ago.


Like Uber for private jets, Victor makes the old way to book look like coach

Until now, booking a private jet has been an archaic nightmare that resisted change due to one simple fact: Anyone with the cash to book one was too busy to care. But Victor CEO Clive James knew there had to be a better way.

Cool Tech

Fighting fire with bass? Sounds crazy, but these college students are making it happen

You've probably heard of fighting fire with water, and even fighting fire with fire -- but what about fighting fire with sound? It might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but a pair of enterprising students from George Mason University have built a…

Cool Tech

Thunderbolts are (not) go! Aston Martin is not pleased with Fisker’s Vanquish ‘Interpretation’

Automotive entrepreneur Henrik Fisker’s Thunderbolt Prototype car has come under fire from Aston Martin who claim it infringes on its patents. Aston views the custom car as an unauthorized copy, and has filed a federal complaint to stop its production.


$750 off Sony Alpha NEX-7 with 18-55mm Lens

Capture the beauty of Spring with the Sony Alpha NEX-7. Whether capturing stills or 1080p video, the 24.3MP APS-C sensor and BIONZ image processor create rich, clear, and detailed results.

Songwriting organizations take to the Senate for better pay from streaming

The battle between songwriters and streaming services heats up in federal court as publishing organizations demand fair payment from streaming services like Spotify and Pandora.


Getting hot in here? Dyson’s fan heater spreads its cool factor around

Dyson's newest model of the Hot + Cold Fan Heater allows you to hog all the heat or breeze for yourself, or you can spread it around to the whole room, if you're feeling generous.


Brace yourselves for Fear the Walking Dead, the officially titled spin-off

The Walking Dead spin-off series, set to debut on AMC this summer and set in Los Angeles, has been given the official title Fear the Walking Dead. The show will exist in the same continuity, set slightly earlier than the original.

Movies & TV

Speed up Chrome and save bandwidth with Google’s new Data Saver extension

Google brought its bandwidth-saving Data Saver extension to Chrome this week, which should be a boon for those with poor connections.


Here’s how to get a free Vive virtual reality headset

In anticipation of a 2015 commercial release, Valve and HTC plan to offer free development kits for their new Vive VR headset to qualified developers. Applications will open up soon.