Movies & TV

Binge-watch at 35,000 feet, thanks to new Netflix-Virgin America partnership

Long flights are getting more bearable, thanks to a new partnership between Netflix and Virgin America. Netflix subscribers on select flights will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi on their smartphones, tablets, and laptops between now and March…

Google Photos adds Chromecast support, album sharing, refined searching

At its September 29 event, Google announced the biggest update to Google Photos since its launch. Users can now easily share albums, send photos to Chromecast, and better organize and search photos using machine learning.

At #HERNYC, comedians talk about the dangers of being a woman, a comic, and online

Alley NYC honored the funniest women in the Big Apple at HER, an event that asked four incredible women to dig through the "archives of their online lives and share their most ridiculous and surprising experiences in cyberspace."
Movies & TV

AMC closes out season 1 of Fear the Walking Dead with launch of Web series Flight 462

The first season of Fear the Walking Dead is quickly approaching its finale, but fans will be comforted to know that AMC is preparing to launch a new companion Web series, Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 on Oct. 4.

Indian goat merchants now bringing their wares to buyers via online market

As the potential of e-commerce grows ever larger, the list of items you cannot purchase online grows ever shorter, and now in India, you can buy a goat via the Internet on sites like OLX.

Google heads to India with high-speed Wi-Fi plan for the nation’s rail stations

With a billion people in India yet to go online, Google hopes its plan to launch high-speed Wi-Fi at 400 of the nation's busiest rail stations will help increase Internet use "so they can access the entire Web, and all of its information…

News you missed this week: iOS malware, Oculus goes mainstream, Serial returns

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Apple's iOS malware to VW's diesel scandal, it's all here.

Facebook wants to work with the UN to bring Internet access to refugee camps

In a speech delivered at a lunch hosted by the United Nations Private Sector Forum at the U.N.’s headquarters on Saturday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company wants to work with the U.N. to bring Internet access to people in…
Cool Tech

The tragically incomplete list of the best free stuff you can get online 2:43

"Free" is the original buzzword, and thankfully, the Web is filled with freebees and samples. Here 11 of the best services and products available completely free of charge.

YouTube’s ad-free subscription service may finally launch in October

The contents of a leaked email sent to YouTube content creators suggests the Google-owned site is looking to launch its ad-free subscription service next month. The offering is likely to combine with Music Key, which launched last year and…
Social Media

Chinese President Xi Jingping owns China’s only legal Facebook page

Call it executive privilege, call it hypocrisy, call it whatever you will, but just know that despite the ban on Facebook that exists in China, Chinese President Xi Jinping has a Facebook page.
Movies & TV

10 chilling technophobic stories perfect for the new Black Mirror on Netflix

The year 2015 has provided numerous headlines that sound like plots for Charlie Booker's dark drama "Black Mirror." These news stories would be perfect.