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Meet the affordable Lenovo-backed ZUK Z1 with USB-C connectivity

Lenovo-backed startup ZUK has announced the Z1, a new affordable smartphone with USB-C connectivity. ZUK will price the Z1 at 1,799 yuan ($280) and …

Pushbullet Now Supports End-To-End Encryption For Notification Mirroring, SMS, And Copy-Paste Sync

You can't deny that Pushbullet is insanely useful, and it gets more so with each update. However, Pushbullet does see a lot of your data in plain …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Yesterday was our biggest list of the week featuring paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a short time, and a few of the apps on that list …

The best iPhone apps for blogging

Blogs give people a way to express themselves, keep their followers up to date on what’s going on in their lives, sell products or services, make …

Pangolins: 13 facts about the world's most hunted animal

With its armoured shell and peculiar gait, the humble pangolin looks more like an anteater prepped for medieval battle than an animal under threat. Illegal trade in South Asia, however, has now rendered the scaly mammals the most trafficked animal on earth, with some estimates claiming that sales …

Microsoft Outlook Preview for Android lands in the Google Play Store

We know that Microsoft is pushing forward with a vengeance to get Windows 10 and a new round of Office products into the hands of consumers. To that end, they have just released their new Outlook Preview app for your Android devices.<p>Microsoft Outlook Preview is free in the Google Play Store. They …

Apps

Apple releases iTunes 12.1 with OS X Notification Center widget, syncing improvements, and more

Apple has released a new update for iTunes on OS X that introduces support for a Notification Center widget. The widget will allow users to control their music and buy songs from iTunes Radio directly from the system-wide panel.<p>iTunes 12.1 also includes a “quick tour” feature that runs on the app’s …

The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft

Outlook. Yes, Outlook.<p>Gmail is the world's most popular email service, and the iPhone, as if this week didn't make it abundantly clear, is the world's most popular smartphone. The two have been around for years and years, however the experience of using them together has never been particularly …

Unvaccinated kids make all public spaces riskier — for everyone

Seriously, just vaccinate your children<p>The Disneyland measles outbreak is directly attributable to vaccine-denier movements, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in a conference call with reporters.<p>From January 1st to 28th, 84 people in 14 states have been reported as having …

Public Health

Microsoft Office comes to Android tablets starting today

After a three-month preview phase, you can start downloading the final versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to Android tablets sometime today.<p>After three months of waiting, Microsoft Office will officially launch for Android tablets today, bringing Word, PowerPoint and Excel to these midsize …

Android News

Pushbullet brings together Macs and iOS devices

With the new Pushbullet Mac app, you can get iPhone notifications on your Mac and easily share files and links between Macs and iOS devices.<p>I use a MacBook Pro from early 2011 as I eagerly await Intel's Broadwell processors to arrive later this year for the next MacBook Pro refresh. My aging …

Apps

Microsoft Outlook arrives for Android, iOS

The new app features a snooze button for e-mail messages; cloud-based attachment options; and some handy filtering tools.<p>Big day for Microsoft. First, the company launched the final version of Microsoft Office for Android. And now comes the missing piece of that mobile-office puzzle: Outlook for …

Apps

Facebook dives deeper into Yelp, Foursquare world with Place Tips

The social network is testing a mobile-app feature that serves up information about wherever you happen to be. For now, it's iPhone-only.<p>With Facebook's latest recommendations feature, you may have to see your friends' vacation photos, whether you like it or not.<p>The social network announced a new …

Apps

Acer's new Chromebook 13 offers a high-resolution screen and all-day battery life

The first Chromebook with Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor promises to outgun and outlast the competition<p>There are Chromebooks with Samsung processors, Chromebooks with two types of Intel processors, and starting today, Chromebooks with Nvidia processors. The new Acer Chromebook 13 is the first …

Chevrolet Considers Tahoe RS & SS Performance Variants: Report

The Chevrolet Tahoe may not seem like ideal fodder for a performance vehicle, but with the launch of the redesigned 2015 GM full-size SUV lineup, now …

Disney Pixar

Disney Pixar<p>1.4K<p>Happy Valentine's Day!<p>https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152267411374078.1073741845.35245929077&type=3

2014 Can-Am Spyder Quick Ride

Like a Really Fast ATV for the Street<p>It’s tempting to call the Can-Am Spyder a three-wheeled motorcycle and leave it at that, but it doesn’t do the vehicle justice. As a motorcycle rider, I can tell you it really isn’t just a bike that doesn’t tip over. On the other hand, as a driver, I can tell …

Driverless Cars

Hilariously Strange Kid Versions Of Celebrities At The Golden Globes

TODDLEWOOD IS BACK.<p>Toddlers in Hollywood aka Toddlewood, created by New York photographer Tricia Messeroux, transforms everyday kids into celebrities.<p>Its become kind of tradition that every year Toddlewood dresses kids up as celebrities at the Golden Globes. You can see last year's pictures …

Former smartphone manufacturer returning to the game? (And no, not HP)

Is 2014 going to be the year of fresh starts for companies that previously turned their backs on the smartphone market? After the shuttering of …

Wait, there's an app that teaches kids handwriting?

The creator of iTrace believes that his app brings a new lease of life to the concept of teaching handwriting. But does anyone actually write by hand anymore?<p>Here's what we do with our hands these days: We poke, we stroke, we wipe, we swipe.<p>But we don't actually write, do we? Not, you know, by hand …

Apps

You can now star contacts in Gmail and sync them with Android

Anyone who has an overflowing "Starred" Gmail folder will be thrilled to hear that they will soon be able to star their favorite contacts, too. Google announced today that Gmail users can now star their favorite contacts, helping them keep track of the people they email most. Just like important …

HP's smartphone revival begins with two enormous Android handsets

Remember when HP wanted to get into the smartphone business, but changed CEOs and scrapped Palm, the company it bought for $1.2 billion? Well, a few years and another CEO later and the company has decided that it wants to get into the... smartphone business. Speaking with <i>re/code</i>, HP's Ron Coughlin …

First Game of Thrones season 4 trailer is out—and it looks awesome

The first official Game of Thrones season 4 trailer is out at last, and it looks fantastic. April 6 seems so far away. Now I need another shot of …

The Verge Awards: the best of CES 2014

Another year. Another CES. Another chance to find out what it feels like to truly be alive. Alive and in Las Vegas. In Las Vegas and at the Consumer Electronics Show — a phantasmagoria of light, sound, and electricity. Actual electricity, and the kind of spiritual, psychic kind that only happens …

BlackBerry CEO: Our Foxconn phone will cost under $200

Foxconn has its role, says John Chen, "but we will do the next set of cool phones." He also hints at another potential keyboard smartphone for this year.<p>"For emerging markets, BlackBerry will let Foxconn take a bigger role. But we will do the next set of cool phones." <br />--John Chen, CEO, …

CES

Yahoo's sleek News Digest app swims against the stream

Summly is reborn as a digital homage to the newspaper<p>When the news-summarizing startup Summly shut down last March, it was easy to imagine the company had simply been swallowed by the Yahoo machine. Like so many founders before him, Nick D’Aloisio had sold his company to Yahoo only to see it …

D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger (DIR-510L) Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

<b>The new D-Link DIR-510L is just about the size of a candy bar but comes with two USB ports to host peripheral devices.</b> Dong Ngo/CNET<p>You can now bring your 802.11ac home network with you, thanks to D-Link's latest product announced at CES 2014, the Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger (model …

Wi-Fi

Kia Soul 2014 Overview - Roadshow

Kia Motors