Next time your date cancels by SMS, be suspicious. Because a new study suggests that people lie more often when they communicate by text compared to face-to-face conversations or speaking on the phone. More »
Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. Read more...
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
One of the downsides of owning a smartphone, tablet and a computer, is that you can miss important messages if they only land on one of that trio. That's the thinking behind the latestSkypeupdate, which will now sync your chats across all of your devices.
Confide is a private messaging app being touted as the "Snapchat For Business." It launched in January with a lot of hype, even though it only sends text messages and not pictures like Snapchat. Here's a look at how to make Confide work for you, and why it does it so well. Click here for the full review . [Thumbnail image from brixton on flickr.]
Adding images to an iMessage on your iPhone is easy to do as there is a "camera" icon right next to the message composition field. On the Mac, though, this option is not readily apparent, leaving many desktop users scratching their head when they want to add a simple image to a message they are writing.
Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch is a work-in-progress, but while the chip company waits for its reference design to be picked up, it's enhancing the experience with a Nuance-powered voice-to-text system. Toq Talk uses Nuance's speech recognition engine to allow dictated replies to messages straight from your wrist; we've been testing it out, so read on for some first-impressions.
In some corners of the world, even starter smartphones like theZTE Openare too costly; basic cellphones such as theNokia 105thrive in areas where whole families can only afford one device. However, ARM believes that smartphones will soon be within reach of just about anyone.
Every one of us receives several unwanted SMS messages each day. Some of these messages are pure spam. Others are text messages from unknown people. In either case, these messages are quite annoying and very few people will ever want to receive them. Well, there is a solution – SMS Blocker Pro. This cool app prevents annoying spam messages from flooding your inbox.
Facebook's still trying tobrush offthat wholepsychological study with unaware usersthing, but according to a former team member and outside researchers, the social network's data science departmenthashad (changes have been promised) surprisingly free rein over how it polled and tweaked the site.
Keeping up with the torrent of information published daily seems almost impossible, and new research suggests that the seemingly perfect solution offered by speed-reading apps might be too good to be true.
Office workers spend about two hours a day on email. Cal Newport, author of " So Good They Can't Ignore You ," argues that this is terrible for your career. While sending emails might feel productive, he says, it doesn't help you grow your professional skill set. With that in mind, we gathered these time-saving hacks.
Google I/Owasn't all aboutAndroidandwearables. The Mountain View company unveiled more information about Chrome OS, thatotherGoogle operating system, as well. The big news? Google is finally bringing Android apps to the Chromebook. Sundar Pichai, Google's Senior VP of Android, Chrome and apps, showed off the Vine Android app on a Chromebook Pixel on stage.
There’s a new gun out there this week going by the name MINI Z, ready to bring Z Backscatter technology to a street near you. Using the same technology as you’ll find in the full-scanning Z Backscatter machines at the airport, the MINI Z brings full penetration viewing to cops on the go. This gun comes from American Science and Engineering, Inc.
WhatsApp users should be careful when downloading Android apps. If you don't read an app's permissions attentively before installing, your WhatsApp chat history could end up in a stranger's hands, according to one IT specialist from the Netherlands.