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  • Firefox for Android Beta update brings better customization options and new add-on APIs for devs

    25 July 2014, 5:07 am by: Ben Woods

    Mozilla has released an updated version of its Firefox for Android Beta app, which it promises will make the browser more easily customizable for end-users and more powerful for third-party developers. Announced today in a blog post, the updated app now…
  • Looking for things to do in London? Timista’s smart planner for iPhone has you sorted

    25 July 2014, 4:16 am by: Paul Sawers

    Two years after Timista launched for the Web, the intelligent ‘things to do in London’ service now has a dedicated iPhone app too. As with the original site, which responds to a user’s ‘wish list’ by helping them decide what to do based on three key…
  • This website ranks hotels based on the quality of their WiFi

    25 July 2014, 1:47 am by: Jon Russell

    There are few things more frustrating than booking what you think is a great hotel, and then learning about the woeful WiFi service you are subject to when you arrive… having almost certainly already paid for your stay. There may be a remedy for that, or…
  • Google’s new moonshot project maps out what a healthy human being looks like

    25 July 2014, 1:35 am by: Kaylene Hong

    There’s a new project brewing at Google X — the company’s research arm — and it has to do with how a healthy human being should look like. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal and later confirmed by Google in a press release sent to TNW,…
  • China Telecom will start selling Microsoft’s Xbox One in September as its exclusive carrier…

    25 July 2014, 12:45 am by: Kaylene Hong

    One of China’s three largest telecommunications firm, China Telecom, revealed at a press conference yesterday that it will be the exclusive carrier partner of Microsoft’s Xbox One and will start selling it in September (as first reported by Reuters). The…
  • News summary app Clipped gets automated infographics as it readies API

    24 July 2014, 8:27 pm by: Josh Ong

    Clipped, an app that automatically generates summaries of news articles using natural language processing (NLP), has released a major update on iOS that creates custom infographics and offers improved accuracy. The startup is also taking sign-ups for an API…
  • Madefire Motion Books arrives on Android

    24 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Jackie Dove

    Madefire’s Motion Books, the digital comics publishing platform that combines images, sound and interactivity, has launched on Android and is now available on the Google Play Store. Titles are available via in-app purchase. In addition, Madefire has…
  • Pinterest shares diversity numbers: 40% female, 50% Caucasian

    24 July 2014, 4:48 pm by: Josh Ong

    Pinterest today released a diversity report for its organization, revealing that it’s composed of 40 percent female employees and 50 percent Caucasian. The figures were shared by Pinterest engineer Tracy Chou, who called for greater transparency last year…
  • Why stress sucks and how to escape it

    24 July 2014, 4:33 pm by: Andrea Ayres-Deets

    This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. I’ve never been good at dealing with stress. In high school, I used to pluck out my own eyelashes. That’s how bad I was at dealing with stress. People would be like, “Oh Andrea why don’t you have…
  • Watch the first trailer for Halo: Nightfall, the live-action digital series by Ridley Scott

    24 July 2014, 4:19 pm by: Nick Summers

    Microsoft has released the first trailer for its upcoming Halo: Nightfall live-action digital series, which Ridley Scott is working on as an executive producer. Not to be confused with the show Steven Spielberg is working on – that’s a separate digital…

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