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  • Super Mario Bros. theme played on 48 wine glasses makes you forget your princess is in another…

    16 April 2014, 7:24 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    The Super Mario Bros. theme song is one of the most recognized songs ever created. Whether you played the original game when it launched in 1985, or just heard it in one of its various incarnations over the years, it’s a criminally catchy tune. This latest…
  • Sony passes 7 million PlayStation 4 units sold globally

    16 April 2014, 6:23 pm by: Josh Ong

    Sony announced on Wednesday that it has sold over 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles as of April 6th. That’s counting sell-through to consumers too, not just channel inventory. Meanwhile, PS4 game sales have passed 20.5 million across retail and digital…
  • Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox loses bid to reorganize as Japanese court investigates CEO liability

    16 April 2014, 4:54 pm by: Josh Ong

    A Japanese court has struck down Mt. Gox’s efforts to reorganize its Bitcoin exchange after filing for bankruptcy, USA Today reports. A court administrator will handle Mt. Gox’s assets, which are likely to be liquidated to pay back creditors. Mt. Gox went…
  • Digital disruption is changing business, but technology isn’t the only answer

    16 April 2014, 4:28 pm by: Brian Solis

    Brian Solis is principal analyst at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. He’s also a digital anthropologist and futurist who studies and the effects of emerging technology on business and society. It’s pretty easy to get…
  • Developers excited to build Project Ara’s smartphone modules

    16 April 2014, 3:11 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    The Project Ara developers conference is Google’s smartphone-experiment show and tell. The search-giant turned hardware-vendor may want to get its new modular smartphone in the hands of the entire world, but it needs to get developers to build the tiny…
  • WordPress 3.9 arrives with better media editing, gallery previews, audio and video playlists, and…

    16 April 2014, 3:00 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    WordPress.org today announced the debut of WordPress 3.9, which adds a slew of “refinements” to the blog management tool. You can download the new release now from WordPress.org/Download (it’s 6.0MB). Dubbed “Smith” in honor of African-American jazz…
  • WhatsApp, Instagram and the new rules of marketing for the networked age

    16 April 2014, 2:52 pm by: Sangeet Choudary and Patrick Vlaskovits

    Sangeet Paul Choudary is the author of the blog Platform Thinking. Patrick Vlaskovits is a NYT bestseller author and CEO of Superpowered. Welcome to the age of the zero-dollar marketing startup. WhatsApp, and earlier Instagram, have officially become a…
  • Samsung’s Gear 2 smartwatches didn’t live up to expectations, but Gear Fit is a useful fitness…

    16 April 2014, 2:38 pm by: Kaylene Hong

    Samsung has rolled out a bumper crop of wearable devices in conjunction with its latest flagship, the Galaxy S5 — two Gear smartwatches and the Gear Fit fitness band. As someone who has never worn a wearable device up till now, I’ve realized that the…
  • Tech blog Stratechery goes freemium as Ben Thompson strikes it out as an indie writer

    16 April 2014, 2:28 pm by: Jon Russell

    Ben Thompson, the Taiwan-based American writer behind popular tech blog Stratechery, has quit his day job to become a full-time blogger. Aside from leaving Automattic, the company behind WordPress where he was employed, Thompson is super-charging his site with…
  • Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop for Android, letting you access PCs and Macs on the go

    16 April 2014, 2:12 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Google today launched a Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, which lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet. You can download the new app now directly from Google Play. The app’s description says you can “securely access…

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