Cool Tech

Charge your phone in seconds, use it for days? A new battery may make it possible

Wish you could charge your phone in only a few seconds and have it last for days on end? This new battery technology could help make that happen. The tech was developed by researchers at University of Central Florida.

Don’t throw away your old Macs, use them to create biological art instead

Short of donating them to a museum or tossing them in a landfill, what exactly should you do with a really old PC? That is a question that Christophe Guinet, aka Monsieur Plant, is answering, at least for your old Macs.

Close to the Metal Ep. 22: Apple MacBook Pro live review 44:26

Apple's MacBook Pro has finally received an update, but it's expensive. Is it worth the upgrade? We go in-depth on this week's Close to the Metal podcast.

A malformed video file is causing iPhones to crash left and right

A malformed MP4 video file is crashing iPhone models running iOS 5 and newer. The issue appears to be related to a memory leak in the Safari browser, but luckily it can be prevented.

This iPhone case packs 40 high-power LEDs and integrates with the camera's flash

Concepter, the company behind the smart flashlight for your iPhone, has figured out a way to integrate its camera accessory into a case, and it's available now on Kickstarter.

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…

Oaxis InkCase i7 helps you save iPhone battery with a second, E Ink display

Want to save your iPhone battery while still being able to see your notifications and other parts of your device? The Oaxis InkCase i7 basically adds a second display to your device -- an E Ink display, which cuts down on your battery use.

Canadian cellular firms face new competition from Freedom Mobile’s LTE networks

It looks like the Canadian carrier market is set to finally get another competitor -- Freedom Mobile, formerly known as Wind Mobile, is finally getting LTE. Initially, only the LG V20 and ZTE Grand X4 will work on the network, and only in…

Google’s Popular Times now tells you how busy a location is in real time

Google has updated its Popular Times feature to not only show how busy a location could be, but to also show how busy it currently is, in real time. The new feature basically uses anonymous location information.

FreedomPop wants to sell you a great used phone from its FreedomShop

Discount carrier FreedomPop announced the launch of FreedomShop on Thursday, an online used phone marked with more than 100 different models.
Social Media

Instagram goes live, adds disappearing photos and videos in Direct feature

Instagram is bringing a feature from its parent company -- live video. Unlike Facebook's implementation, which is primarily geared toward media content, Instagram's Live Video is more of a blend of Twitter's Periscope and…

Apple responds to criticism over 16GB memory limit on latest MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has finally landed, and some users are turning a critical eye toward design Apple’s design decisions. Apple’s own Phil Schiller has personally addressed some of those concerns.