More Bing Ads Coming to Windows 8.1, and Why it Doesn’t Matter

More Bing Ads Coming to Windows 8.1, and Why it Doesn’t Matter

Yesterday, an update on Microsoft’s Bing Ads page revealed that the company is finding new ways to integrate “Hero” style advertisements into Bing searches on Windows 8.1. As part of the OS’s update from 8 to 8.1, … [Read more...]

Leaked Document Suggests iPad Mini with Retina Display Will Launch on November 21

Leaked Document Suggests iPad Mini with Retina Display Will Launch on November 21

Apple has been quiet about the official launch date of the iPad mini with Retina Display, but that information appears to have made it into the wild today.  A new leaked document from Target (courtesy of MacRumors) … [Read more...]

FAA Finally Agrees to Let Us Use Our Electronics Whenever We Want

FAA Finally Agrees to Let Us Use Our Electronics Whenever We Want

Remember when we used to power down our electronic devices during plane takeoffs and landings? That's what we'll be saying before the end of the year, and pardon me if I won't feel a tinge of nostalgia when the time … [Read more...]

Redesigned Treehouse Hopes to Create a New Army of Coders

Redesigned Treehouse Hopes to Create a New Army of Coders

Back in February, I looked at Codecademy as a way to learn programming. Codecademy does a nice job organizing its various lessons and projects into tracks, and at the time, I was impressed with the whole setup. After a … [Read more...]

Inbox Is A Pretty Messaging App, But It’s Not All That Useful

Inbox Is A Pretty Messaging App, But It’s Not All That Useful

We cover a lot of startups and apps here, and for companies that put out apps with a social focus, a lack of users is almost always a kiss of death. As it should be -- what good is an app to the user if they don't have … [Read more...]

Accelerated Tech Depreciation: Why I’m Not Getting an iPad Air

Accelerated Tech Depreciation: Why I’m Not Getting an iPad Air

I upgraded from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 5s back in September, excited about the world of possibilities a 64-bit chip would open up. As it turns out, aside from unlocking my iPhone with a thumbprint, I've barley noticed … [Read more...]

Write On: Livescribe Smartpen 3 Announced

Write On: Livescribe Smartpen 3 Announced

Back when I was a reporter in upstate New York, I received a great birthday gift from my friends: the original Livescribe Smartpen. It was an amazing piece of tech that visually recorded what I was writing while also … [Read more...]

Intel Reportedly Handing Web TV Project to Verizon

Intel Reportedly Handing Web TV Project to Verizon

For a while now, reports about Intel’s efforts to break into the television business have floated around the web. It was said to be making its own set-top box with a built-in camera, and to be investing heavily in … [Read more...]

NSA Infiltrates Google and Yahoo Data Centers According to Snowden Documents

NSA Infiltrates Google and Yahoo Data Centers According to Snowden Documents

According to recent documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the National Security Administration has stealthily broken into the backend data servers of both Google and Yahoo, putting itself in the … [Read more...]

Apple Replacing Some iPhone 5s Units With Poor Battery Life Due to Manufacturing Issue

Apple Replacing Some iPhone 5s Units With Poor Battery Life Due to Manufacturing Issue

Does your shiny new iPhone 5s last well under the amount of time Apple advertises that the iPhone 5s should get? If so, your iPhone could be affected with a big issue that Apple has recently made public. According to the … [Read more...]

Yummly Understands Your Tastes to Make Perfect Food Recommendations

Yummly Understands Your Tastes to Make Perfect Food Recommendations

We have Pandora for understanding our musical tastes and Netflix for TV and movies, but what about food?  The food industry is a $2 trillion business and a company called Yummly wants to be at the center of it.  I … [Read more...]

Hop Puts an Instant Messaging Spin on Email

Hop Puts an Instant Messaging Spin on Email

Over the years, we've seen many attempted spins on and reinventions of email. Some of the innovations found within have managed to chip away at the traditional use of this ancient tool, but because email is platform and … [Read more...]