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Sick of Swiping? These Dating Apps Go Beyond A Hookup

Online dating isn’t easy—and it hasn’t gotten any easier with the prevalence of apps that are more suited to finding flings than long-term romance. But they aren’t the only options out there.<p>Tinder, the dating application that lets you swipe right or left to “heart” or “X” profiles of people around …

Google launches tools to run Chrome apps natively on Macs, Android and more

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Following up on news it made public at last May’s I/O developer event, Google on Tuesday launched a toolset to bring Chrome …

Android News

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Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

FABtotum Is A Hybrid 3D Printer, 3D Scanner, Cutter, Miller, Engraver Maker’s Machine In One

FABtotum is an all-in-one 3D printer, cutting, milling and engraving box of tricks which supports additive and subtractive manufacturing processes so you can both print and cut to create design prototypes/objects. It also incorporates a 3D scanner function for cloning real-world items to duplicate …

'Low-priced plastic iPhone' revealed by China Labor Watch report

Earlier today, China Labor Watch released a report accusing Taiwan-based Pegatron Group — one of Apple's main suppliers — of committing labor abuses at three of its factories. The report, which was gathered between March and July of this year, listed off at least 86 labor rights violations, …

Ouya's $99 Game Console Finally Goes On Sale On Tuesday

The Ouya console is the brainchild of Julie Uhrman, a former executive at entertainment website IGN. It gained widespread attention from an outpouring of support on crowdfunding site Kickstarter: Some 63,000 backers coughed up $8.6 million to help birth Ouya.<p>Uhrman raised another $15 million from …

Gaming Consoles

Walmart Workers Arrested In Demonstration Aimed At Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

Walmart workers took on an unlikely target in Silicon Valley Monday, protesting at the headquarters of the tech giant Yahoo.<p>Protesters say they were trying to persuade Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who sits on Walmart's board, to push the retailer to raise wages and improve conditions for workers, …

Google challenges DOJ's surveillance gag order

The search giant asks to clear its name by arguing it has the First Amendment right to reveal how many Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders it receives from the U.S. government.<p>Google has asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to lift a gag order, saying it has the …

Why Huawei wants Nokia: Smartphones aren’t as dominant as you think

When the Financial Times reported that the world’s number three manufacturer of smartphones, China’s Huawei, might consider acquiring Nokia, that icon of the mobile phone revolution that has fallen on hard times, it was a bit of a head-scratcher. Why would a company making Android smartphones want …

Mobile

PS3 users report 4.45 update locks up systems, may be tied to large HDDs (updated)

Planned to turn on your PS3 for some <i>The Last of Us</i> action tonight? According to a thread on the PlayStation Support forums, if you're prompted to install the latest firmware update version 4.45 then you may want to hold off for the moment. A number of owners are reporting their systems will no …

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Amazing

UE Boom: a splash-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker for overzealous rioters

You know what'll go <i>perfectly</i> with that waterproof Bluetooth speaker ball that a Billy Corgan doppelganger recommended a few years back? That odd tube you're undoubtedly fixated on above. That's the Ultimate Ears UE Boom, and those people underneath are presumably blitzed from a day of raving at …

CellMaps by Mosaik brings accurate, detailed coverage maps to Android

Sometimes in the mobile world, selecting a carrier isn't determined so much by devices or plans, but rather which provider best suits your coverage needs. Sadly, the map tools on carrier websites are needlessly painful, and most coverage apps that you'll find rely on crowd-sourced data -- great if …

ASUS PadFone Infinity review: the convertible phone goes full HD and beyond

Almost exactly two years ago, Motorola's Android-in-Webtop-OS solution was kicked off the stage by ASUS' PadFone, the world's first phone that could fully power a tablet module from its own OS. The original concept took a while to materialize, but since then the company has kept up with a …

With Site Ai, Automated Insights Provides A Cliffs Notes Version Of Your Web Analytics

Automated Insights, a startup that translates raw data into plain English, is launching a new product that could make analytics data a lot more accessible.<p>The new product, called Site Ai, pulls data from existing systems (it started with Google Analytics and Clicky, and the company is currently …

Fountain of youth: with Tumblr, can Yahoo buy a new generation of users?

After a rash of acquisitions, it's make or break for Yahoo's young CEO<p>Marissa Mayer just made her biggest bet to date as Yahoo’s CEO — and if it goes badly, she may not get the chance to make another. A series of recent acquisitions culminated Monday with the announcement that Yahoo is spending …

Critical Linux vulnerability imperils users, even after “silent” fix | Ars Technica

A month after critical bug was quietly fixed, "root" vulnerability persists.<p>For more than two years, the Linux operating system has contained a …

Google's Larry Page says Oracle among those holding back tech industry

The Google co-founder Larry Page spoke out on Wednesday about the "negativity" he believes is holding back the technology industry, a day after …

Samsung is hurting Android | Trusted Reviews

Last week our HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 head-to-head concluded that Samsung no longer makes the best Android phone. But after developments this …

Android Phones
Gear & Gadgets

Apple to Update AppleCare with Subscription Service and In-Store Repair Options

Apple has some changes in store for its service and support program AppleCare, according to a report from <i>AppleInsider</i>.<p>The site claims Apple held a town hall session yesterday that outlined a number of changes to AppleCare that will soon be rolling out across the U.S. first, and then internationally …