Jason Hahn

Jason Hahn

Jason Hahn is a part-time freelance writer based in New Jersey. He earned his master's degree in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. His work experience includes time as an Internet spam fighter for a search engine, senior editor for a publication covering the marketing industry and fantasy basketball blogger for a basketball magazine. Jason enjoys tinkering with his Android phone, following the NBA and watching funny GIFs.

Google will automatically pause Flash ads and videos in Chrome starting Sept. 1

Google is joining the ranks of companies sounding the death knell of Adobe’s Flash: The company announced that it will automatically pause Flash content in its Chrome browser starting Sept. 1.

Web

Report: Apple Watch accounted for two-thirds of smart wearables shipped in Q2 2015

After its first quarter joining the ranks of companies manufacturing wearable devices, Apple finished No. 2, behind Fitbit and ahead of Xiaomi. Apple’s strong debut in the wearables market is both good and bad for its competitors, according to IDC.

Wearables

Asus unveils ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition with 256GB of internal storage (in Brazil)

On the heels of its well-received ZenFone 2 smartphone, Asus announced the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, which boasts 256GB of internal storage. The catch is that the ZenFone 2 Deluxe was announced in Brazil with no word yet for release in other markets.

Mobile

Samsung’s Note 5 and S6 Edge+ aggressively kill background tasks, according to videos

What good is 4GB of RAM if your smartphone can’t properly hold five apps in the background? That’s the question of concern in online discussions about the multitasking performance of Samsung’s newest smartphones, the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+.

Mobile

Pooductive is an app that lets you chat with friends and strangers on the toilet

As the book tells us, everyone poops. So when a company launches an app specifically for people who poop while using their smartphones, the target market is huge. Pooductive is that app.

Mobile

Report: China is now a saturated smartphone market, sales fall for first time

The worldwide market for smartphones is inching closer to saturation, and in China smartphones sales declined for the first time in the second quarter of 2015, according to a report from Gartner.

Mobile

Mozilla makes private browsing on Firefox even more private

Mozilla is testing private browsing enhancements for Firefox to give secretive users invisibility from website services that track can their browsing activity and collect their data.

Computing

Freewheel is the world’s first fitness tracker for wheelchairs

The Freewheel is a fitness tracker for people who use wheelchairs. The device, brought to life by Accenture’s Chaotic Moon, can be attached to a wheelchair, collect various movement data, and send that information to a smartphone or smartwatch.

Cool Tech

Siri butt-dial and 911 call saves a teen’s life after his truck falls on top of him

An 18-year-old in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, couldn’t use either of his arms to reach for his iPhone when the 5,000-pound truck he was working under fell off the jack. So he butt-dialed Siri to call 911 for help.

Mobile

Apple spent nearly $700,000 in 2014 to protect CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook is obviously important to the most valuable brand and company in the world, but the recent revelation that the technology giant is spending nearly $700,000 for his personal safety and security is getting a lot of attention.

Apple

Does Cyanogen really have more users than Windows Mobile and BlackBerry combined?

Cyanogen, the company behind the CyanogenMod and Cyanogen OS custom ROMs for Android devices, recently announced that it boasts 50 million users, which is more than the user bases for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry combined.

Mobile

NFL replays will be a lot more fun this season, thanks to RFID chips in players’ shoulder pads

The NFL is about to get a lot geekier. This season, every NFL player will have RFID chips embedded in his shoulder pads. The data gleaned from that wireless tracking technology will be displayed in video game-like replays for Xbox One and Windows 10 users.

Cool Tech

Report: Apple gains, everyone else loses in Q2 2015 US smartphone hardware and OS market

Apple’s iPhone and iOS fared well in the second quarter of 2015, at the expense of other major mobile device makers and platforms. In fact, Apple was the only smartphone maker and OS to see a rise in its U.S. market share during the quarter.

Mobile

China lifts its 15-year ban on video game consoles

China is lifting its ban on the manufacturing and sale of video game consoles in its country, which opens a large door of opportunity for the likes of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.

Gaming

Twitter deletes tweets that include the text of stolen jokes, points to copyright policy

Did you hear the one about Twitter deleting tweets because they were reported as stolen jokes? The company is cracking down on joke theft and it’s using the notorious DMCA as justification for deleting jokes reported as stolen, no questions asked.

Social Media