Virtual Reality

Apple dips its toe into VR with the $30 View-Master headset

Apple is presumably -- albeit secretly -- hard at work on virtual reality projects of its own, and it's selling Mattel's View-Master headset for $30 on its website while you wait.

Conveniently small, ZTE’s new 4G LTE hotspot is just $80 through T-Mobile

ZTE's newest mobile hotspot is small enough to be convenient, and cheap enough to be accessible. It's just $80 though T-Mobile, and has been optimized to work on the carrier's 4G LTE network.

When batteries and screen protectors collide: Zagg picks up Mophie for $100 million

Zagg, the phone accessory maker best known for its InvisibleShield screen protectors, has acquired battery pack experts Mophie in a deal worth $100 million. Future plans are unclear, but we're told to expect a new wave of innovative…

A very attractive Microsoft phone believed to be the Lumia 850 leaks

Microsoft may have announced the Lumia 550, Lumia 950, and Lumia 950XL, but it hasn't confirmed the existence of the Lumia 750 and Lumia 850. Here's everything we think we know about them.

Fitbit’s Alta is a stylish band that offers the usual functions in a range of fashions

Fitbit launched a new fitness tracker today, and it doesn't actually offer anything new feature-wise. Rather, the Fitbit Alta is more focused on design and customizable bands with premium materials.

SoundCloud takes a cue from every other streaming service, adds Stations to apps

With the latest update to its mobile apps, SoundCloud is adding a feature many other streaming services have had for a long time with its new Stations, which the company says offers an “endless stream of awesome audio.”

Betty the photobombing horse causes huge row after photo wins prize

Father and son take selfie. Horse photobombs selfie. Father enters photo in a contest. Photo wins top prize. So far so good, but then this cheerful story sadly took a somewhat unexpected turn....
Android Army

Microsoft snaps up AI talent with reported SwiftKey acquisition

SwiftKey, maker of the popular third-party mobile keyboard of the same name, has reportedly been acquired by Microsoft in a deal worth $250 million. Besides picking up an awesome app, the computer giant will also be welcoming some serious…

Nintendo will seek success in mobile games, new hardware and maybe even VR in 2016

After reporting shrinking profits, Nintendo teased upcoming projects and new areas of corporate "interest," including mobile gaming, virtual reality, and the upcoming NX console.

Best app deals of the day! 8 paid iPhone apps on sale 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…

T-Mobile’s network is finally worth: the Un-carrier goes toe-to-to with AT&T and Verizon

T-Mobile is no longer just a network with cheap prices and lousy service. The latest OpenSignal report shows T-Mobile is now on par with AT&T, and it's closing the gap with Verizon Wireless.
Health & Fitness

Heaven forbid! Christian college says students’ Fitbits won’t track sexual activity

Oral Roberts University (ORU), a Christian institution in Tulsa, Oklahoma is necessitating the ownership and usage of a Fitbit to log at least 10,000 steps a day to combat the dreaded Freshman 15.