Dannielle Obenchain

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Apple denies it's making a tool to help iOS customers switch to Android

"There is no truth to this rumor."<p>Like most major tech companies, Apple typically doesn't comment on rumors or speculation. But every so often, the company just comes right out and destroys erroneous reports. That's just what happened today, with Apple flatly denying <i>The Telegraph's</i> report of an …

Microsoft gained a couple of allies for its Windows Phone

At CES, PC maker Acer and mobile giant Alcatel reiterated their support for the platform, confirming plans to launch two new Windows 10-powered smartphones in the coming weeks.<p>Microsoft's mobile platform remains in a precarious position, but these additional devices suggest that handset vendors at …

David Bowie obituary

Until the last, David Bowie, who has died of cancer, was still capable of springing surprises. His latest album, Blackstar, appeared on his 69th birthday on 8 January, and showed that his gift for making dramatic statements as well as challenging, disturbing music had not deserted him.<p>Throughout …

David Bowie

How To Succeed In ShondaLand

How to Get Away with Murder creator Pete Nowalk reveals the invaluable lessons he’s learned from working closely with Shonda Rhimes.<p>Pete Nowalk, the creator of the soapy ABC drama <i>How to Get Away with Murder</i>, knows a thing or two about working for Shonda Rhimes, the über producer behind some of the …

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Georgia Tech

Buying an iPhone 6s from your carrier? We break down all of their offers

Every carrier wants you to believe they have the best iPhone 6s offer in the history of the world… that’s if you can figure out exactly what they’re …

DIY Acrylic Nail Alternatives That Last

Ah, acrylic nails. They bring me back to my middle school days—a time when a few of my best girlfriends and I would head to the salon <i>more</i> than ready …

Middle School

Kim Kardashian Is Wearing More Latex In Her Newest Instagram Pics

The girl loves latex.

Kim Kolziak-Biermann: Dancing With the Stars contestant suffers mini-stroke

Kim Kolciak-Biermann had quite a scare following Tuesday’s installment of <i>Dancing With the Stars</i>: the co-star of <i>Real Housewives of Atlanta</i> suffered a …

Google improves voice search (again) for its mobile apps

Google (GOOG) is claiming better voice search on its Android and iOS mobile apps, thanks to a new approach to the artificial intelligence technique …

Investigation shows ad blockers don’t just block ads – they block images, shopping carts & even entire websites

An investigation by <i>Fortune</i> into the effects of iOS ad blockers showed that they don’t just block ads (and thus prevent sites like ours from paying the bills), they also block images, prevent items from being added to shopping carts and in some cases block entire websites. The problem was first …

Apple Lists Top 25 Apps Compromised by XcodeGhost Malware

Apple has updated its XcodeGhost FAQ on its Chinese website with a list of the top 25 most popular App Store apps that were compromised by the malware. The list includes some notable apps such as WeChat, Heroes of Order & Chaos and a localized version of Angry Birds 2.<p>Apple advises that users …

Oculus’ New $99 Samsung Gear VR Makes Serious Virtual Reality Affordable

At half the price of its last mobile VR headset, the new $99 Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR is cheap enough to unlock virtual reality for the mainstream. Revealed today at the Oculus Connect conference, it works with the whole 2015 line of Samsung Smartphones including the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 …

Virtual Reality

US authorities found $6 million worth of cocaine laminated on the inside of a box of pumpkins

The shipment arrived on the marine vessel Santa Maria and was destined for a distributor in New York City. Field tests conducted by authorities confirmed the white, powdery substance was cocaine.<p>Authorities estimate that the drugs have a combined street value of more than $6 million, which makes …

Track Down

6 killed, 7 injured during Texas police chase

EDNA, Texas — A police chase in south Texas ended Thursday when the SUV carrying at least 15 people rolled over, killing at least six people and injuring seven others.<p>Police started chasing the people in the SUV after an alleged traffic violation. The driver refused to stop and led authorities to …

Texas teen’s arrest for bringing homemade clock to school sparks outrage

A precocious Grade 9 student who built a clock and took it to his Texas school to show his teachers and classmates learned the hard way that others might see his handiwork quite differently – as a possible explosive device.<p>The misunderstanding resulted in Ahmed Mohamed, 14, becoming the focus of a …