Adrian Contillo

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The Best SSD

The SSD you should buy for your computer or PlayStation 4<p>For your money, nothing breathes life into an aging PC like a sold state drive. Faster …

Lyft wants you to know it has a carpool service too

Two can play the pooled ridesharing game, it seems -- just a day after the launch of UberPool, Lyft has responded with its own offering, Lyft Line. The basic concept is virtually identical to what we saw hours ago. If you're headed in the same direction as another customer, Line lets you hop in the …

YouTube acquires mobile video-editing startup ‘Directr’

Google-owned streaming-video service YouTube has purchased video-editing startup Directr for an undisclosed amount, the startup announced today.<p>Directr’s technology makes it somewhat easy for people to create movies from a mobile device, regardless of how much film experience they have. The startup …

Microsoft tip ends in arrest of alleged child porn hustler

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft are all now using PhotoDNA, which lets them track images depicting child exploitation.<p>Google isn't the only company scanning the Web for potential child predators -- Microsoft is also doing some online tracking.<p>A tip from Microsoft led to the arrest of a …

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Google facing lawsuit in Hong Kong over search suggestion

A Hong Kong court has granted Albert Yeung Sau-shing’s libel lawsuit against Google over an auto-complete search suggestion that includes the word …

United Airlines app can now scan your passport for international flights

Even if you can check in online, you still have to show your passport somewhere at the airport if you're flying international. United Airlines wants to do away with that step, though, so the company has updated its iOS and Android app with the capability to scan passports on your own. When you …

Hackers confused Iranian scientist by blaring AC/DC in nuke lab

LAS VEGAS — Call it black hacker humor. With a twist.<p>During a thoroughly detailed and far ranging talk about hacking and malware propagation at the Black Hat conference attended by 2,000 in a massive conference room at the Mandalay Bay Wednesday, legendary computer security visionary Mikko Hypponen …

Apple And Samsung Drop Patent Disputes Against Each Other Outside Of The U.S.

Over the last three years, the two largest smartphone companies Apple and Samsung filed over 40 patent lawsuits against each other. Now the two companies have signed a pact that ends all patent lawsuits outside of the U.S. The lawsuits will end in countries including Britain, France, Spain, …

AOL Beats On Revenue, But Profit Falls

TechCrunch parent company AOL released its Q2 earnings before the market opened this morning, reporting profit down by 1%, but revenue that beat expectations thanks to a 60% jump in advertising revenue from the company’s third-party advertising platform, which reached $194.3 million in the quarter. …

Because The Technology World Doesn't Have Enough Acronyms, Zadara Coins OPaaS

The technology world runs, at least in part, on taking something that already exists and wrapping it up with a shiny new name. It’s one of the big untold realities of technology that truly innovative stuff is actually pretty rare. I would argue that an announcement from vendor Zadara today falls …

China Reportedly Blocked Kakao, Line Over Terrorism Fears

Trouble has been brewing in China since last month with several foreign internet firms experiencing accessibility issues in the country, including chat apps Line and Kakao Talk. Line’s service in Mainland China (provided in conjunction with a local operator under the name of Lianwo) has been …

Unclouded App Lets You See What’s Eating Up Your Cloud Storage

Back when the PC was king, a number of software programs were available that would let you analyze your hard drive utilization, allowing you to delete and relocate files in order to free up more storage space. But now that we’ve moved to using cloud services, where overuse isn’t just an annoyance, …

Going My Way? Uber Unveils Carpooling As Its Assault On Ownership Continues

Uber has made no secret of the fact that its real target isn’t the taxi industry it’s upending, but rather the very idea of car ownership. But to make that work, it needs affordable rides to be available nearly anywhere you might drive yourself today. In an effort to both lower costs and raise the …

Google strengthens web encryption drive by making HTTPS a ranking issue

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Google(s goog) has begun giving better search rankings to websites that use secure, encrypted connections to transmit customer …

This App Lets You Share Leftovers With Strangers

The sharing economy just keeps getting stranger and stranger.<p>That's probably because the most practical examples of peer-to-peer sharing …

Tinder Is Going To The Dogs With NYC Puppy Rescue Project

There are a lot of dogs on Tinder lately. Like, actual dogs.<p>East Village-based animal rescue organization Social Tees, long with creative agency internship program The Barn at BBH have whipped up a few doggy dating profiles for rescue dogs in the New York City area.<p>BBH’s The Barn received …

Sprint's New CEO, Marcelo Claure Of Brightstar, Is Worth $900 Million+

Sprint has selected Brightstar founder Marcelo Claure as its new president and CEO, the company announced today.<p>Claure, 43, has been on the board of Sprint since January and replaces outgoing CEO Dan Hesse. Today’s news comes as Softbank and Sprint drop their attempted acquisition of T-Mobile US …

YouTube Buys Mobile Video App Directr

Google’s YouTube has acquired Directr. The iOS app lets small businesses, shoot, edit and upload marketing videos.<p>The Directr team will join the YouTube Video Ads Team. YouTube will leave the app in the App Store, but make it entirely free. While the initial app is currently free, additional …

JustPark launches world’s first dashboard park and pay app

A British start-up has fired the first salvo in the battle between carmakers and big technology groups over who will make money from tomorrow’s …

Chat App Line Now Suggests Stickers as you Type

<b>Update:</b> Today, the same feature was added to the Line for iOS app. While typing, you should now see a series of auto-suggested stickers and emoji just above the on-screen keyboard. Hoorah!<p><b>Original:</b> Line’s growing catalog of free and paid-for sticker packs help it to differentiate from other popular …

China bans iPads and MacBooks from government use in clampdown on US companies

Microsoft, Symantec, and Qualcomm also targeted as China reduces reliance on foreign companies<p>China’s hostility towards US technology companies is escalating this week with a ban on government use of Apple’s iPads and MacBooks. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that up to 10 Apple products have been removed from a …

Russian data breach coincides with big security conference

LAS VEGAS — It's never good when news breaks that a Russian crime ring has amassed a cache of 1.2 billion username and password combinations.<p>The breach is the biggest ever reported and includes information from individuals and companies worldwide. It's another indicator of the uncertainty that …

Google’s Emu acquisition could put a smart assistant in Hangouts

Mobile messaging apps litter the online stores, but not all of them offer a Siri-like assistant that listens in on your IM convos and detects what you’re doing — and then helps you do it.<p>That’s what Emu is and does. It also throws in some Google Now-like features that tell you what’s around you and …

Taylor Swift Releases Super Cute Lyrics Video For We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together!

We're never ever getting this song out of our head!<p>Like, ever…<p>And after you watch this adorable lyrics video for <b>Taylor Swift</b>'s <i>We Are Never Ever</i> …

Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen's …

Is Kylie Jenner’s Latest Merch Collection Ripping Off An Indie Designer?

Style<p>Keep up-to-date on new celebrity styles and style news. Get the hottest fashion trends and beauty tips.<p>Style<p>More Fenty fashion<p>Hip-Hop<p>Dan's …

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