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  • Google backs Magic Leap, an augmented reality startup

    21 October 2014, 10:27 pm

    News broke this morning that Google, alongside a number of venture capital firms, led a $542 million investment in a mysterious startup named Magic Leap. The company is promising to "build a rocket ship for the mind" that will completely reinvent the way we…
  • Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay

    20 October 2014, 4:07 pm

    Apple’s iOS 8.1 update is now available to download. The biggest addition is the new Apple Pay service which goes live today alongside iOS 8.1. Apple Pay will allow iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 owners to pay for goods within…
  • John Siracusa's OS X Yosemite review

    16 October 2014, 3:05 pm

    Apple officially released OS X Yosemite today, and to mark that occasion - as has become tradition among our people - the only OS X Yosemite review you need, from John Siracusa.…
  • Apple introduces 5K Retina iMac

    16 October 2014, 2:59 pm

    Apple introduced a 5K Retina iMac today.…
  • Google unveils Android Lollipop, Nexus 6, 9, Player

    15 October 2014, 1:10 pm

    Time for happy news! Google has just released Android 5.0 Lollipop, and to accompany the release of their latest treat, they're also unveiling not one, but three new Nexus devices.…
  • GamerGate terrorists threaten mass school shooting in Utah

    15 October 2014, 4:50 am

    It's been another fantastic few days in the fabricated GamerGate terror campaign. This past weekend, female game developer Brianna Wu was forced to alert the police and leave her home, after receiving threats that she, her family, and possible children would…
  • Sharp AQUOS Crystal review: mid-range brains meet striking looks

    14 October 2014, 4:13 pm

    Pop quiz, hotshot: When's the last time you saw a Sharp phone in the United States? The Sharp FX from years back? Maybe the FX Plus? If you're anything like me, your mind will hearken back to chunky clamshell classics like this one. Long story short, it's been…
  • Mac App Store: the subtle exodus

    14 October 2014, 12:38 pm

    My ultimate fear is that the complacent state of the Mac App Store would lead to the slow erosion of the Mac indie community. The MAS is the best place to get your software, it comes bundled with your OS, it's very convenient but when all the issues compound,…
  • Don't forget that 2G is still a thing

    13 October 2014, 2:38 pm

    GSM/EDGE-only subscriptions represent the largest share of mobile subscriptions today (over 85% of the world's population). In developed markets there has been rapid migration to more advanced technologies, resulting in a decline in GSM/EDGE-only…
  • Apple's design boss Jony Ive gives a rare on-stage interview

    10 October 2014, 7:28 pm

    Apple's Jony Ive, on Xiaomi's style and products that are... "Inspired" by Apple.…
  • Windows 10's very different way of updating

    10 October 2014, 7:19 pm

    With Windows 10, the update approach is set to change substantially. Microsoft is acknowledging the need, and even desirability, of making regular incremental improvements to its operating system. It's also, however, acknowledging the different appetite for…
  • Behind League of Legends, e-sports's main attraction

    10 October 2014, 5:32 pm

    Dozens of those players are now in Seoul, at the fourth world championship. On Oct. 19, the finals will be held in a stadium built for soccer's World Cup, with 40,000 fans expected and many times that number watching online. Last year, Riot Games says, 32…
  • Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana

    9 October 2014, 5:33 am

    So there you have it. As of October 4, Google Now has a clear lead in terms of the sheer volume of queries addressed, and more complete accuracy with its queries than either Siri or Cortana. All three parties will keep investing in this type of technology, but…
  • Twitter sues US government

    8 October 2014, 8:32 am

    It's our belief that we are entitled under the First Amendment to respond to our users' concerns and to the statements of U.S. government officials by providing information about the scope of U.S. government surveillance - including what types of legal process…
  • Trouble at the Koolaid Point

    8 October 2014, 8:27 am

    It begins with simple threats. You know, rape, dismemberment, the usual. It's a good place to start, those threats, because you might simply vanish once those threats include your family. Mission accomplished. But today, many women online - you women who are…

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