August 27, 2014

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords after reports of burns

Heads-up: if you're holding on to an HP or Compaq laptop sold between September 2010 and June 2012, you may need to swap out its power cord. HP has recalled the cabling for about 6 million of these older portables (5.6 million of which reached the...
August 27, 2014

Apple makes its mobile ads longer, bigger

Next time you're playing a favorite game on your iPhone and iPad, a huge ad -- or worse, a minute-long video roll -- might take over the screen. iAd platform's full-screen interstitial banner and pre-roll video ads, which were first announced earlier...
August 27, 2014

NASA’s ‘Swarmies’ are a squad of smaller, less intelligent rovers

Typically, we send rovers to our planetary neighbors one at a time -- but what if we sent a small team of smaller, less impressive robots instead? That's the idea NASA is exploring at Kennedy Space Center with Swarmies: a quartet of four autonomous...
August 27, 2014

Your social networks discourage you from speaking out on politics

The internet is supposed to be a bastion of self-expression, where you're free to speak your mind knowing that someone, somewhere shares your feelings. However, Pew Research and Rutgers University have published a study showing that many social...
August 27, 2014

Australia will let flight passengers use electronics gate to gate

A number of countries are starting to change those outdated rules on the use of personal electronics on flights, with some places taking slightly longer than others. The latest to follow suit, in a gadget-friendly list mostly comprising of US-based...
August 27, 2014

TellSpecopedia breaks down how ingredients affect your health

Few things in life are better than food, and even ridesharing companies like Uber are beginning to take note of this. Still, sometimes it's hard to know everything about the grub you're consuming, making you completely unaware of the impact certain...
August 27, 2014

Showtime Anytime brings live and on-demand streaming to Apple TV

Showtime's Anytime streaming portal has already been available to Xbox 360, Roku and other capable gadgets with the proper cable subscription. Now, Apple TV owners can access the network's library of programming and the cable channel's live feed...
August 27, 2014

Cyanogen and a startup made up of veterans from Google, Amazon and HTC are building ‘something really cool’

Is your Tuesday evening missing a sense of ambiguous mystery? We've got something for you: Cyanogen and a start-up named Nextbit are working on "something really cool" for mobile devices, but won't say a word about what it actually is. Nextbit has...
August 27, 2014

Brilliant new GoPro accessory will let you see the world from a dog’s eye view

Love wacky GoPro videos? Well just wait until the Internet gets its hands on a terrific new GoPro accessory that lets you hook up your camera directly to your beloved pooch. The new GoPro Fetch is a dog harness that will let you securely strap on a GoPro camera to your dog’s back or around its neck, all without weighting the canine down. Once the camera is mounted, it can then be used to film footage that shows what your dog sees when it’s chasing squirrels, digging holes or sniffing at any number of disgusting things. The Fetch harness comes with two mounting slots that you can use, so technically you could strap two different cameras up to your dog
August 27, 2014

The Big Picture: a 3D-printed castle

Yes, people, this isn't a dream. What you see above is, indeed, a 3D-printed castle. After working on it for a few months, an architect from Minnesota has now finished building a fancy home made out of 3D printing materials. The man behind it, Andrey...