Apple to lay off around 200 workers from Beats following acquisition

Apple is reportedly gearing up to cut 200 jobs at Beats, the audio hardware and music streaming company bought by the tech giant in May for $3 billion. The losses represent around 30 percent of the Beats workforce.


Japan’s new HTC J Butterfly manages to be better and worse than the HTC One M8

HTC has teamed up with Japanese network KDDI to launch the J Butterfly, a new take on its popular One M8 device. There are a few differences between the two, some of which make it better than its cousin, while others make it worse.


The latest trailer for The Maze Runner keeps things puzzling

Wes Ball's movie about a group of teenagers stuck in a labyrinth gets a new trailer that adds to the mystery ahead of the film's September premiere.


Ubisoft teases Watch Dogs DLC set in Camden, NJ

Ubisoft has tweeted a teaser of Camden, NJ as a new setting in DLC for their open world hacking game Watch Dogs.


Vocca is the voice-activated light socket that makes your Clapper look prehistoric

With the help of an microphone and some on-board natural language processing software, Vocca Light is basically the modern-day, voice-activated version of the Clapper


New website for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar adds to the movie’s mystery

A new, interactive website for director Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi film Interstellar adds to the mystery surrounding the much-anticipated film.


Deep Silver takes over Homefront: The Revolution development from Crytek

This morning the Koch Media Group announced that they have acquired the rights to the Homefront franchise from Crytek, including the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution.


Meet Bleep, BitTorrent’s Anti-NSA chat and messaging app

Bleep, which is being developed by BitTorrent, claims that it will keep your online conversations safe and secure from prying, unseen eyes.


Maingear’s Spark is a mini gaming PC that weighs less than a pound

Maingear announced its latest gaming PC today. It's called the Spark, and it's absolutely tiny. Here's what you need to know.


Can your speaker survive a toilet bowl flush? Watch the ‘Mighty speaker’ take it like a champ

The latest speaker from Morrison Innovations is sand proof, dust proof, and waterproof for up to 30 minutes, allowing users to break new ground on where they take their favorite tunes. Its Indiegog campaign is funded, and it will ship in September.


T-Mobile offers the Samsung Galaxy experience on the cheap with the Galaxy Avant

T-Mobile revealed a cheap way to enter Samsung's Galaxy series, the Galaxy Avant. Essentially a redressed Galaxy Core LTE, the Galaxy Avant brings a bit of bang to your buck. Read on to learn more.


Verizon adds 14 more live TV channels to its FiOS TV app for Xbox

Verizon Communications announced yesterday it has added 14 live channels to its FiOS TV app for Xbox One and Xbox 360. It has also opted to no longer require an Xbox Live Gold subscription to stream content with the FiOS TV app via the consoles.

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Best Buy’s CEO says most people don’t upgrade their tablets

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly said that the tablet market is "crashing" because consumers don't upgrade too often. He added that the laptop market stands to benefit from tablets' decline.


Can’t get out of bed? Health Tap Prime brings the doctor to your phone (or watch)

HealthTap Prime has launched for smartphones and Android Wear watches. The new service lets you talk to a real doctor, and get prescriptions, right from your phone.


6 tricky Moto E problems, and how to fix them

Is your smartphone misbehaving? Refusing to do as it’s told? You’re not the only one struggling with Moto E problems, but we may just have an answer for you. Step inside to find a few workarounds and potential solutions.