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A computer program to write your essays

By David Brancaccio and Dan Abendschein<p>April 30, 2014 | 8:53 AM<p>A writing professor at MIT has developed a computer program that writes a college essay in one second, after you input a few key words and it actually scores pretty well on an online grading system meant for actual human student writing.<p>…

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

Ouya finally getting triple-A games — thanks to the cloud

The Android-based Ouya console hasn’t exactly made a big dent in the marketplace, but perhaps some cloud streaming, which provides on-demand play, can help the modest system out.<p>Cloud gaming company Playcast Media has announced an open beta for a program that will enable Ouya owners to play …

Valve and Japanese dev Taito team up for Left 4 Dead arcade game

Japanese developer Taito and Left 4 Dead creator Valve are working on a new entry in the series for Japanese arcades, according to teasers on Nesica.net.<p>Previously known only as <i>Project Z</i>, the title has since been revealed as <i>Left 4 Dead: Survivors</i>. No other details about the game were provided, …

Free iPhone use? FreedomPop proves it's possible

FreedomPop, one of a growing number of mobile service providers that deliver services atop a traditional provider's network, is enabling its customers to use iPhones at no charge.<p>The company is now selling a refurbished iPhone 5 for $349. After picking up the device, customers can use the handset …

Cyanogen-Powered One Plus One Is a Customizers Dream Phone

The Cyanogen project has been letting adventurous Android users tweak and mod their phones via companies like Samsung, HTC, and LG for years. The One from OnePlus is the first piece of hardware that ships with the Cyanogen experience right out the box.<p>In addition to offering some quick hands-on …

Oculus Rift hack shows dangers of lag in the real world

That old cliche that it's "all about timing" turns out to be more true than previously thought -- especially when you introduce the concept of lag like we've all experienced on the Internet into real life.<p>A Swedish broadband provider set out to make a point about how irritating lag can be by …

Motorola is holding 24 hour sale on May 1st, grab a Moto X for just $299.99

The Moto X was one of our favourite handsets when it first launched last year, and we’re still enamored with it now. If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to get your hands on the Moto X, you will be hard pressed to find a better date than tomorrow, Thursday May 1st.<p>Motorola will be running a …

Synology Disk Station DS214se review: Loads of storage features for very little cash - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Synology Disk Station DS214se has a robust operating system and a vast amount of applications to offer anything you'd need. The server is also fast, and it's very affordable.<p><b>The Bad</b> The server doesn't have enough power to handle multiple heavy tasks at the same time, and it doesn't …

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