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Google Wallpaper Art extension will make your Chromebook look gorgeous

Life in the tech side can get a little bit repetitive. Sometimes we make things a bit more interesting by switching the wallpaper in our computers, but other times we are way too busy to feel that drive. Google wants to take that load off your back and beautify your wallpaper with an extension that …

Google

American companies could soon mine asteroids for profit

The United States Senate has passed the Space Act of 2015, which includes a range of legislative changes intended to boost the US space …

iPad Pro teardown reveals larger, more sophisticated speakers

The iPad Pro is out, and naturally, it's already been torn to pieces by iFixit. We've expected that, but what we didn't know was that the most …

A five-story vending machine for cars just opened in Nashville

Buying a car is a hellish process. The reward for spending hours researching the right one is a trip to a local dealership — an experience that assaults the nerves in such a way that it's only rivaled by appointments with the dentist. But what if buying a car was easier than that? What if it was as …

Customers

Lenovo blames smartphones for its first loss in six years

Lenovo had a nice run of profits thanks to its PC business, but like many others, it's finding smartphones to be a tougher go. Thanks to charges related to its Motorola acquisition and $300 million worth of unsold phones, the company incurred a hefty $714 million net loss for the first time in six …

Mobile Technology

Apple has a crazy invention for self-drying iPhones

Apple has been taking steps to make the iPhone more water resistant than it has been previously. However, a newly-published patent application suggests the company may go even further — by using cutting-edge electrode technology to actively expel water that has become trapped in the device, rather …

iPhone

WSJ: Facebook's Instant Articles aren't bringing in a lot of money

The 20 participating publishers of Facebook's Instant Articles program just aren't getting as much money per post as they do for pieces posted on their own websites. As a result, the social network is now testing new advertising schemes, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. At the moment, each …

Walmart's Black Friday deals include curved 4K TVs and game consoles for cheap

Black Friday creeps ever earlier. This year, Best Buy is offering its best deals on Thursday, while Amazon is doing its best to destroy the concept entirely, starting its price cuts three weeks early. Today Walmart has joined the fray, detailing the deals consumers can expect on Thanksgiving week. …

4K Ultra HD

Airbnb executive brags it's 'so big that no army could ever stop it'

PARIS — “Together we’re moving to a new reality, a day when home sharing is embraced by every city around the planet,” said Belinda Johnson, Airbnb’s …

Alibaba Hit $14.3B In Total Sales On Singles’ Day, With 69 Percent Made On Mobile Devices

Alibaba Group reaped $14.3 billion in sales during Singles’ Day, a 60 percent increase from last year’s tally. The most significant number from yesterday’s annual shopping bonanza, however, is not how much Chinese consumers spent, but what devices they used to make purchases from Alibaba’s …

eCommerce