Band Using Silent Tracks on Spotify to Fund Tour

Los Angeles-based Vulfpeck is a funk band, but you wouldn't know it by listening to the group's latest album, Sleepify. That's because the entire album is silent. It contains ten tracks, each about thirty seconds long. Not one contains a single note, or sound, or anything. According to CNET, the group earns half a … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces Office for iPad…and Why it’s Too Little, Too Late

Well, it’s finally happened: Microsoft followed through on yesterday’s predictions and formally announced Office Suite for iPad. And unless you have or intend to get a subscription to Office 365, there’s really no good reason to download it. But before we dive into that, let’s cover the basics of Microsoft’s … [Read more...]

Driving Smarter: One Year In Automatic is Improving Our Driving Habits

About a year ago I pre-ordered the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant after seeing it talked about on Twitter, a number of months past and then in early August it finally showed up on my doorstep.  My early experiences with the Automatic were very positive, the Automatic is easy to install into your car and getting it … [Read more...]

Amazon Invites Press to April 2 Event for ‘Video Business’: Streaming Box On the Way?

That long-awaited Amazon streaming box may finally be making its way to your TV. The folks at Re/Code got their hands on an invite to an April 2 event, sent by Amazon VP Peter Larson. We've embedded the image to the right. As you can see, Amazon plans on talking about its "video business" at the event. This could … [Read more...]

Obama Proposes Plan to End NSA Metadata Collection

This week, President Barack Obama has outlined his proposal to put a stop to the bulk collection of phone metadata. According to a post on the Verge, the president’s proposal will ultimately end the NSA’s routine collection of metadata, and instead the data will be held by the phone companies themselves. To acquire any … [Read more...]

New iPad Smart Cover Keyboard Detailed in Apple Patent Application

After a long wait, Apple may finally be ready to bring a new iPad keyboard solution to market. A newly published patent application shows a new smart cover keyboard design that could be Apple's first crack at an iPad keyboard since the dock it released back in 2010. Between then and now, third-party accessory makers … [Read more...]

Review: Wren Sound Bluetooth Speaker Offers Big Sound (for a Big Price)

There are no shortage of Bluetooth-enabled devices in our homes. If you own a smartphone, chances are you’re capable of streaming audio to some other device if you’re not interested in listening to tunes on the phone’s small speakers. Most tablets, and even many PCs, have Bluetooth connectivity built in, and it’d be a shame … [Read more...]

Video: HTC One M8 Hands-On Preview

This week, HTC unveiled its long-awaited follow up to its cellular success of last year, the HTC One smartphone. With this year’s model, now dubbed the HTC One M8, the company hopes to fix some of the glaring issues of the 2013 HTC One, while mixing in some additional innovation. Now, without further ado, let’s look at … [Read more...]

Radio Silence: Last.fm Will Stop Streaming Music Next Month

It's tough to be a company in the streaming music business, and that harsh reality is forcing Last.fm to shut down its online radio service. According to a report from The Verge, the radio feature will no longer be available beginning April 28, and the company will move forward offering services that compliment other … [Read more...]

BlackBerry CEO is Very Upset About Product Leaks, Threatens Legal Action

Mere days after a private beta build of an upcoming version of the upcoming BlackBerry 10.3 update leaked onto the web, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has posted a rather angry blog post on the official BlackBerry blog swearing revenge on individuals who "falsely posed" as an employee of a BlackBerry partner in order to "obtain … [Read more...]

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