Recent Stories

Apple keeps blurring lines with OS X and iOS, but when do things get too hazy?

Apple continues to move OS X toward iOS with Yosemite, but will those features eventually rob the desktop operating system of the depth and flexibility that makes so many of us love it?
Movies & TV

Mad Max: Fury Road trailer puts the pedal to the metal

Tom Hardy makes his debut as "Mad" Max Rockatansky in the first trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, the next film in George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise.

5G mobile connections coming in 2020 says London Mayor

According to Boris Johnson, the London mayor, London will get its first taste of hyper-fast 5G mobile connection speeds in 2020. The future network is all part of a long-term plan for the city's growing infrastructure needs.

Amazon to launch credit card reader to compete with Square, leaked papers suggest

Amazon appears to be getting ready to launch its own credit card reader for mobile payments next month. The device is expected to retail for $10 and offer a payment-on-the-go service similar to Square and PayPal Here.

UK police to demand phones are handed over after traffic accidents

In the UK, police officers attending traffic accidents could seize mobile devices, so they can be checked for evidence of use at the time of the crash. It's hoped the new rules could help reduce mobile-related accidents on the…
Cool Tech

Organic power: Nokia charges Lumia 930 with 800 potatoes and apples

It may only come in handy if you happen to be near a grocery store (and you have some copper wire and nails in your bag), but Nokia and artist Caleb Charland still had fun demonstrating how a load of potatoes and apples can be used to…

Lyft finally hits the road in New York City, though not quite in the way it’d hoped

Lyft has finally arrived in New York City, though its service doesn't quite follow the startup's usual peer-to-peer model that allows regular folk with their own cars to offer paid-for lifts to other people.
Social Media

Man posts police will ‘never catch’ him on Facebook, arrested next day

Quite possibly the most entertaining social media trend of the last few years, yet another criminal has been taken into custody after using Facebook to attract the attention of the public and local police.
Cool Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of July 27, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

18 annoying problems with the Nexus 7, and how to fix them

If you’re a Nexus 7 owner and you’ve run into some trouble, or if you’re sitting on the fence about splashing out on Google’s 7-inch tablet then you might be interested in this look at the most common Google Nexus 7 problems…