Carlos Barillas

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Speed up Chrome for Android with this simple tweak

Chrome for Android is one of the fastest and most feature-rich browsers for Android. But a persistent problem has ruined Google’s mobile browser for many users – janky scrolling. Especially since Google replaced the AOSP Browser with Chrome as the default browser on new Android devices, people have …

Apps

Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 beginning at 12 a.m. ET Wednesday morning. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Windows operating …

You can now request an invite to buy a new OnePlus 2 phone

OnePlus surprised everybody (including itself) by selling many millions of its first phone, the OnePlus One. Despite trouble getting enough phones into distribution channels last time, OnePlus is sticking with the invite system for its new phone, the OnePlus 2.<p>You can request an invite on the …

AT&T buys DirecTV, now biggest traditional TV provider in US

Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.<p>It got its regulatory approval Friday from the Federal Communications Commission after more than a year. The Justice Department had already cleared …

Samantha Power to Grads: Start Changing the World By 'Acting As If'

Thank you, Provost Price.<p>President Gutmann, trustees, faculty, alumni, friends and family, and class of 2015 – has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It …

This Is How Much You Need To Drive For Uber Or Lyft To Make $50,000 A Year

NerdWallet, a startup focused on financial education and empowerment, crunched some numbers to figure out how many rides drivers would have to give to earn $50,000, $75,000, and $100,000.<p>After looking at the numbers, NerdWallet had a few big takeaways:<p>Based on their data, drivers can, on average, …

Los Angeles

Samsung Galaxy S5 on sale early, Gear 2 Neo and Fit too

It begins... After a South Korean phone network defied Samsung and started selling the Galaxy S5 early, rogue retailers in the US are risking the wrath of Samsung and following suit. Meanwhile, the Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit have hit shops in the UK.<p>The S5 is due out on 11 April, but South …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple’s iWatch is a red herring; here’s what they REALLY have planned | Financial Times

All the kvelling and anticipation, all the oh-my-god-wait-for-it-game-changer rumours that have had both the tech and fashion worlds on the edges of …

Could wearables become bigger than tablets? | Fortune.com

The market forecast for mobile gadgets worn on your wrist, hip or head is stellar, and tech's biggest players are preparing for the rush.<p>By Peter Suciu

No three-month course can teach you how to code

Organizations such as Codecademy, the Flatiron School, and General Assembly regularly get lauded for churning out legions of seemingly qualified engineers. The latest came in a recent Wall Street Journal article headlined, “Have Liberal Arts Degree, Will Code.” Student X took Course Y and in a mere …

Computer Science

Google Doodle Honors Dorothy Height, Unsung Leader in Civil Rights and Women's Movements

Monday’s Google Doodle honors the birthday of Dorothy Height, an unsung hero of the Civil Rights and feminist movements who is widely credited with …

Does Sprint plan on competing in 2014?

<i>Susan Law Cain/Shutterstock</i><p>According to Fitch Ratings, Sprint’s financial profile will continue being weak through at least 2014, as their customers continue waiting for network investments. Sprint continues struggling with losses that totaled $1.62 billion in the fourth quarter amid declining …

Google's Larry Page criticises US government's alleged surveillance

The Google co-founder discusses government internet surveillance at the TED Ideas Conference<p><i>Source: Bloomberg</i>

Automatic Album Maker Moment.me Launches A New Service For Mobile Event Websites

Apps that help users make sense of their ever-growing photo collections through automatic organization and curation would seem to make sense, and offer a service people need. But over the past year or so, we’ve seen these types of startups fail, pivot or simply stagnate. Everpix is no more, for …

Report: 97% Of Mobile Malware Is On Android. This Is The Easy Way You Stay Safe

In 2013 Android grew to a very large number: 87%. This was its share of the global smartphone market. It also grew to an even larger one: 97%. This was Android’s share of global mobile malware.<p>Unless you’ve had your head under a rock you’ll have noticed the latter is fast becoming the weapon of …

Google releases new Chromecast photo collage app

Google has launched a playful new app for Chromecast that lets a group of people create and draw on a collage of photos displayed on a TV. The app is called Photowall, and though it requires an iOS device to get started right now, anyone with a smartphone or a tablet can join in once it's going. …

Search

FORTUNE — Despite excitement from the business world, consumers aren’t keen on the latest innovations in retail advertising. A whole new category of technology has sprung up to serve “omnichannel” retailers, who combine online analytics with brick-and-mortar sales. They do that by connecting to a …

YC-Backed Gbatteries Launches BatteryBox, A 50Whr Backup Battery For MacBooks & Other Gadgets

Over the years, users of portable consumer electronics have just come to accept that battery life gets worse over time. But it doesn’t have to: Gbatteries, which is in the current batch of Y Combinator companies, has come up with a new technology called BatteryOS that provides better performance …

Disconnect unveils private search Android app and web interface

Disconnect Search, a tool that lets people use popular search engines without having their queries logged or tracked, just got easier to use. On …

Interview: Stu Waters of Stu's Pickles

by Madison Kahn<p>Stu Waters loves pickles. The Midwesterner started experimenting with food in college and upon graduating, decided to leave his philosophy degree behind for a culinary education. Waters quickly found his niche in fermentation and a romance with pickles ensued. Claiming pickles are …

Pickles

The Scam Of Olive Oil, And Its Antidote

Here’s the hard truth: the olive oil in your pantry, the one you bought for its health benefits and for some sliver of the seductive Mediterranean lifestyle, is most likely a scam.<p>A scam, meaning it probably contains less actual olive oil than you’d ever imagine. A scam, meaning it’s likely been …

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

How Pabst Blue Ribbon became a billion-dollar beer

Pabst Brewing Co., the 170-year-old brewery that makes Pabst Blue Ribbon—known as “PBR” to the mustachioed cognoscenti—is for sale, Reuters reported over the weekend. And the expectation is that the company will fetch as much as $1 billion.<p>The past decade has been an incredible one for the brewery, …

Beer