• Report: US Military 'Dropping Cyber Bombs' on ISIS

    Report: US Military 'Dropping Cyber Bombs' on ISIS

    The US is reportedly looking to drop "cyberbombs" on ISIS.According to The New York Times, the military's Cyber Command is working to disrupt the Islamic State's ability to communicate with one another and potential recruits online.
  • Update Your Apps Now, Apple Watch Developers

    Update Your Apps Now, Apple Watch Developers

    Starting June 1, all apps submitted to run on Apple Watch must support watchOS 2, Apple announced recently.With the first version of watchOS, the Apple Watch needed to be near the iPhone to work effectively.
  • Microsoft Hub Keyboard (for iPhone)

    Microsoft Hub Keyboard (for iPhone)

    Unfortunately, Hub Keyboard disappointed me in even more ways.As with any third-party keyboard, Hub Keyboard requires more steps than just the basic app installation.
  • To Emoji, or Not to Emoji: Twitter Celebrates Shakespeare

    To Emoji, or Not to Emoji: Twitter Celebrates Shakespeare

    To mark 400 years since his death, Twitter this weekend will turn William Shakespeare into an emoji.In partnership with actor Sir Patrick Stewart, Twitter and Periscope will launch the new icon on Saturday.
  • Report: iTunes iBooks, Movies Shut Down in China

    Report: iTunes iBooks, Movies Shut Down in China

    The shutdown was ordered by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT)—an executive branch under the State Council of the People's Republic of China, The New York Times reports.The Chinese did not offer an official explanation, but as the Times notes, it could be a sign that Apple—which has benefited from its cordial relationship with Beijing—will now face the same restrictions as its tech rivals in the region.
  • Swap Faces With Anyone in Your Camera Roll on Snapchat

    Swap Faces With Anyone in Your Camera Roll on Snapchat

    The ephemeral messaging service this week added the ability to face swap with photos from your phone's camera roll.Hold the screen over your face to launch the app's selfie features, then swipe to the "Face-Swap From Camera Roll" lens (the purple circle with a camera icon and smiley face).
  • Facebook to Highlight Articles You Actually Want to Read

    Facebook to Highlight Articles You Actually Want to Read

    Another day, another Facebook News Feed algorithm change.The social network on Thursday promised to start presenting "more articles you actually want to spend time viewing.
  • How to Measure Home Power Usage

    How to Measure Home Power Usage

    But one way you can potentially save is to measure exactly how much electricity you're using.The Kilowatt Hour (kWh, sometimes styled as "kW h" or "kW-h", but NEVER "kW/h") measures energy.
  • Opera Launches In-Browser VPN

    Opera Launches In-Browser VPN

    Following last year's acquisition of the SurfEasy VPN, Opera is launching a built-in version to the early release developer edition of its browser.A button in the browser address field lets users see and change their location (USA, Canada, or Germany, with more to come), check whether their IP is exposed, and review data usage stats.
  • DO Button by IFTTT (for iPhone)

    DO Button by IFTTT (for iPhone)

    Having DO Button is one more difference between IFTTT and Zapier, as Zapier has nothing like it.If you're already an IFTTT user with activated channels, all you have to do is log into DO Button.
  • Nest Expands Smart Heating, Cooling to the Whole Family

    Nest Expands Smart Heating, Cooling to the Whole Family

    New features for the Nest Learning Thermostat announced today take the company back to its roots: saving money on heating and cooling costs.Released via an update to the Nest app, Home/Away Assist and Family Accounts aim to know who is (or isn't) home, and adjust the heat and air conditioning accordingly.
  • Is This the Oven of the Future?

    Is This the Oven of the Future?

    The Tovala oven is a countertop electric oven that combines conventional, convection, and steam cooking in one device.In addition to the oven itself, Tovala plans to offer subscriptions for uncooked meals to be delievered to users.
  • Why Pee-wee Herman Is Technology's Greatest Visionary

    Why Pee-wee Herman Is Technology's Greatest Visionary

    If you had to, could you pick one visionary most responsible for shaping today's technology?But there is a very strong argument to be made that tech's most influential thinker is actually actor Paul Reubens (AKA Pee-wee Herman).
  • Check Out Skype Bots on Mac, Web

    Check Out Skype Bots on Mac, Web

    Three weeks after introducing Skype Bots, Microsoft is rolling out a preview to Web and Mac users.Apple owners can simply tap "Contacts" in the menu, then select "Add Bot" to search for or view a list of available clients.
  • Report: Apple Settles Siri Suit for $25M

    Report: Apple Settles Siri Suit for $25M

    9 million to settle a long-running lawsuit over the origins of Siri.The lawsuit, which dates back to 2011, alleges that Apple's virtual personal assistant Siri was developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), which was awarded a patent for the technology in 2007.
  • Stay Buzzed All Month With This Smart Wine Bottle

    Stay Buzzed All Month With This Smart Wine Bottle

    Winos, rejoice: Kuvée has a new smart-home product just for you: a wine bottle that keeps your drink fresh for 30 days.Just insert the included wine canister into the bottom of the smart bottle and pour.
  • Rumor: Google Working on Amazon Echo Competitor

    Rumor: Google Working on Amazon Echo Competitor

    It should come as little surprise that Google—which is slowly looking to play more in the Internet of Things space—is now looking to build its own competitor to Amazon's Echo.When the company released its OnHub router, which supports Google's own Thread and Weave protocols, in addition to Bluetooth 4.
  • Pebble Gets Verizon Text Replies for iOS

    Pebble Gets Verizon Text Replies for iOS

    The latest update for Pebble smartwatch wearers expands iOS Text Reply to Verizon customers, upgrades Pebble Health's sleep tracking, and introduces new customization options, among other perks.The long-awaited Text Reply is available now to U.
  • 9 Ways to Make Your Smart Home More Secure

    9 Ways to Make Your Smart Home More Secure

    The FBI even issued a warning about connected home products.The concerns about security and the smart home are well-founded.
  • Mobile Payments Coming to NYC Subway, But Not Anytime Soon

    Mobile Payments Coming to NYC Subway, But Not Anytime Soon

    If you're hoping Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, or one of the many other mobile-payment platforms will come to the New York City subway sometime soon, don't bet on it.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has put out the call (PDF) for a company to install mobile, contactless payments across the subway.