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Ad blocking software is on the rise, and that has major implications for digital media

A new report from the Financial Times says some of the biggest tech companies — including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft — are paying the owner of Adblock Plus to unblock ads on their websites. Some companies are reportedly paying "30% of the additional ad revenues" they'll make after the ads are …

Digital Advertising

CES 2015: The year cars got truly smart

CES 2015, like last year's event, had a very large auto presence, perhaps even a banner year for CES. Expect it to grow again next year; in fact we wouldn't be surprised to see it start to run over into other halls. Not only did the likes of Ford, GM, BMW, Audi and Hyundai have a presence, but we …

Designing for Web in 2015

Every beginning of a new year we make our resolutions, we set plans and as if everything starts from the ground up, we talk about trends for the new …

UI Design

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

Car Tech

Self-Driving Audi Makes 550-mile Pilgrimage to Las Vegas for CES

For the past few years, Audi’s presence at the Consumer Electronics Show has seemed like the movie <i>Groundhog Day</i>—a story stuck on repeat. Oh sure, there were some cool distractions like the 2016 TT’s fully digital gauge cluster, laser headlights, and an in-car tablet computer, but the recurring …

Autonomous Cars

Self-Driving Audi A7 Concept to Drive 550 Miles to 2015 CES

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas this week, and instead of just displaying something on the stand, Audi has decided to give journalists the ultimate hands-on experience. The German automaker invited journalists to Silicon Valley, where they were presented with the …

Driverless Cars

With 100M ThinkPads sold, Lenovo unveils its latest commercial laptops at CES

Lenovo has sold more than 100 million ThinkPad laptops in its history. And it hopes to add to that record with a series of new laptops being unveiled at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas this week.<p>IBM began selling its first ThinkPads in 1992, and it sold off its PC division to Lenovo in …

MyBrain’s white headgear uses sensors and music to calm you down

LAS VEGAS — At the CES Unveiled press event Sunday night we couldn’t help noticing the booth with the pleased-looking Frenchmen wearing the funny white headgear.<p>There was a reason they were wearing the headgear, and a reason they looked happy. These men were here representing Paris-based myBrain …

UK college offers course in capturing the perfect selfie

Questions of identity, selfhood and memory are addressed in the class entitled "​The art of self portraiture".<p>Say "cheese" -- a UK college is offering a course in taking the perfect selfie.<p>"The art of self portraiture" is offered by City Lit college in London's Covent Garden. The course costs £132, …

Durham University

CES 2015: 'Narrative Clip 2' Wearable Camera Debuts with Improved Optics, Automatic Photo Capture

This week's Consumer Electronics Show has brought the unveiling of the Narrative Clip 2, which is the follow up to the popular portable wearable camera now featuring an improved camera, enhanced light sensitivity, and wide-angle optics. The Narrative Clip 2 features a new 8-megapixel camera system …

GoTenna Release Date, News, Price and Specs - CNET

<b>The Good</b> GoTenna works flawlessly to send messages between phones when you're without a cell signal. The rugged design holds up well to the elements.<p><b>The Bad</b> Compared to many basic two-way radios, the price is steep. The rechargeable battery means you'll need a power source for longer excursions or …

Camping

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution is to read a book every other week.</b> He's going to be running a virtual book club on Facebook.<p><b>2. Uber had a huge New Year's Eve.</b> At the evening's peak, there were more than 58 trips per second.<p><b>3. The US will impose sanctions on North Korea over the Sony</b> …

Kim Jong-un

Yummly Teams Up With Instacart To Deliver Recipe Ingredients In An Hour

If you are anything like me you’d rather order the food than make it in your kitchen. But every so often in the cold of winter I get the itch to play Martha Stewart. The problem is I’m missing key ingredients in almost every recipe I want to try. Pinterest-like recipe platform Yummly is hoping to …

iOS Apps

Belkin expanding WeMo smart home range with four new sensors, as BeeWi plans to compete

Belkin has announced four new products for its WeMo home automation range, with a focus on home security. You won’t be able to get your hands on them for a while, though: they aren’t set to go on sale until the second half of the year.<p>All four new products are sensors, capable of sending alerts to …