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How A Smartphone Kill Switch Could Save Consumers A Ton Of Money

Lawmakers and carriers alike are pushing for a “kill switch” standard for all smartphones, which would render stolen phones useless to thieves. And if bills guarding against smartphone theft didn’t have enough support already, one statistics professor found that such a measure would save money for everyone—especially consumers. William Duckworth, an associate professor of data science and […]

Virtual Reality’s Future Is In The Hands Of This 21-Year-Old Oculus Inventor

Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech. You might have heard: Facebook is buying Oculus VR for $2 billion. Whether you like it or not, virtual reality will be a big part of the future of technology, and Facebook is making that possible. About a month before the acquisition news […]

Why Twitter’s Facebook Obsession Is Unhealthy

In the beginning, there was only text. But as Twitter has begun to adopt characteristics of the Visual Web, it’s become clear the SMS-based 140-character social network is slowly metamorphosing into Facebook. The constantly-updating saga can be described as the Twitter Catch-22: The company can’t become accessible to the masses and make more money without frustrating some […]

Why Apple & Samsung Are Suing Each Other, Yet Again

You’re a parent looking over two unruly children. They are both large for their age and tend to push around the other kids on the playground with little regard for physical or emotional harm. The two children constantly bicker, extort each other for prominence and make broad exaggerated claims about what is rightfully theirs before […]

Cloudera Raises $900 Million, Declares War On Legacy Data Center Vendors

Let’s be clear: Cloudera just raised an insane amount of money—$900 million, to be exact. This gargantuan pile of cash dwarfs what most companies raise in an IPO. But Cloudera’s biggest news in the past week isn’t about money. It’s about going to war against legacy data center vendors, with Intel at its side. The […]

3 Ways The Facebook-Oculus Deal Could Work Out, From Awesome To Terrifying

Facebook just placed a $2 billion bet on the Next Big Thing by snapping up startup Oculus VR and its young but much-gushed-over virtual-reality headset, the Oculus Rift. And not in the next-hit-app sense or the everyday-bullshit-press-release sense—like most actual Big Things, Oculus isn’t a one-trick-app or a gimmick. In reality, it’s a platform so vast […]

Cloud Pricing Is Racing To Zero, As Amazon Just Underscored

Amazon has cut the price of its online storage and compute services again, the 42nd time that the company has slashed prices on Amazon Web Services. The price cut, announced at the AWS Summit in San Francisco, comes as little surprise. Just the day before, Google slashed its prices for Google Cloud Platform. The Amazon price […]

Google I/O 2014 Registration Lottery Begins On April 8

Google has announced the new registration process for the 2014 Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco in late June. Instead of the first-come, first-serve basis that has led the conference to sell out in mere minutes in recent years, Google will allow interested developers and participants to register between April 8 and April 10.  […]

Turkey Bans YouTube Days After Blocking Twitter Access

It may not be able to block Twitter, but Turkey still aims to limit the amount of communications leaving the country by any means necessary. On Thursday, the Turkish telecoms authority (TIB) moved to block access to YouTube, according to the BBC.  The TIB said it has taken “administrative measure” against YouTube after audio leaks […]

10 Ways Apple’s iWatch Can Learn From Pebble Steel

The race to build the modern smartwatch started in earnest thanks to two major events in the past two years: Pebble’s über-successful run on Kickstarter in early 2012, and a steady drumbeat of reports in 2013 about Apple’s alleged plans to build its own iWatch (or whatever the company decides to call it, should it in fact […]

5 Things To Know About Microsoft Office For iPad

In 2014, we finally have Microsoft Office for the iPad. At Satya Nadella’s first Microsoft event and public appearance since being named CEO in February, the company announced its longstanding productivity suite for Windows will henceforth be available to use on Apple’s family of tablets, including the iPad mini and full-size iPad (2, 4, or […]

Speaking Truth: Why Microsoft’s New CEO Made His Debut In San Francisco

Satya Nadella, five weeks into his new job as Microsoft’s CEO, wants to wipe the slate clean. Or, at least, convince you that he can. Even though he’s a 22-year veteran of the software company, the view from the top is different, Nadella said Thursday morning at an event in San Francisco. Microsoft unveiled new […]

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