Buying Guides

Take the stress out of holiday travel with these gadgets, apps, and tips

Despite the festive-sound name, holiday travel is one of the more stressful times of the year. Learn how to breeze through using the latest tech, apps, and services.

Amazon and Hachette have finally settled their differences

As revealed by Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch in a letter to the publisher's authors, Amazon and Hachette have reached a new, multi-year agreement that gives the publisher more leeway with its ebook pricing.
Cool Tech

Amazon looks set to ramp up Prime Air development at new R&D base in UK

In a bid to attract local talent in a city that's been steadily making a name for itself in the tech world, Amazon will reportedly open a huge R&D center in Cambridge, UK, geared toward developing its Prime Air delivery drones.

Samsung hires Korean rapper to sing its sustainability report

Apparently concerned that news items on its latest sustainability report focused too heavily on the negative content, Samsung decided to go out of its way to highlight the positive parts. Using a rapper.

YouTube’s paid service Music Key is Spotify for music videos and it only costs $8

YouTube finally made its paid subscription service official. Music Key will cost $8 a month and offers offline playback, ad-free music videos, and full albums for streaming from Google Play Music.

Google gives more love to Missouri, launches Fiber for Business in Kansas City

The service will only cost small businesses $100 a month for gigabit Internet speeds, assuming you live in the small area that can take advantage of it.

YouTube to launch music subscription service ‘within weeks’

For more than a year we've been hearing that YouTube's working on a music subscription service to rival the likes of Spotify. The latest news is that the expected ad-free service is set to launch "within weeks."

Barnes & Noble offers aspiring authors print-on-demand option with Nook Press Print

Barnes & Noble already offers an ebook service for authors to get their work on mobile devices, and from this week it's also giving publishers the chance to put their work on paper with a new print-on-demand option.
Home Theater

Best Buy shoppers are already in line waiting for Black Friday

Seeking a killer price on new high definition television sets, two women in California will end up spending just over three weeks camped out in front of a Best Buy before Black Friday deals kick off.

Kids presented with old camera, wonder why 'things have to be so hard back then'

Part social commentary, part humor, and part "kids say the darndest things," the "Kids React to Technology" Web series takes a look at film cameras. We learn that youngsters do love selfies, and they hate waiting.

Learning to forget faster: Latest Firefox version brushes up on browsing privacy

Mozilla's Firefox desktop Web browser turns 10, and a slew of new features aim to make the anniversary special. Learn more here.

Porn stars want Google to help them combat piracy

Much like Google has done with the music industry, the porn industry wants the search giant to help display legitimate links more prominently than illegitimate ones in an effort to combat piracy.