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Synology showcases NAS DiskStation Manager OS 5.0 at CES 2014 - CNET...[ + ]
Synology announces version 5.0 beta of its DiskStation Manager operating system that powers all of its NAS devices at CES 2014. The new version adds a slew of new features and improvement to existing supported NAS servers....
Storehouse Now Lets You Tag Friends In Stories...[ + ]
Storehouse, the iOS-centric app for sharing stories from your photos and videos, now lets you tag friends in stories using the familiar '@-mention.'...
Google reportedly building an OS for the internet of things...[ + ]
The Information reports that Google is working on a new Android-based operating system to run specifically on the emerging class of low-power devices, aka the Internet of Things. This new OS, dubbed "Brillo", is supposedly quite petite and may requir......
Microsoft to bring Outlook.com, Outlook closer together - CNET...[ + ]
Thanks to a bunch of new features and back-end platform changes rolling out, users won't see much difference between the two email products....
Gobble Says It Has Delivered 230K Easy-To-Cook Meals Since Launching Last Year...[ + ]
Back in September, Gobble unveiled a new kind of food delivery. It doesn't offer a fully prepared meal or or a box of ingredients and recipes instead, it.....
Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week...[ + ]
This Thursday weve got apps youre going to want to download on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Microsoft ups its Android app game even further by pushing out Office for Android phones (finally). One of the best and exclusive readers out there gets a snaz...
Microsoft working on new collaboration, project management mobile apps - CNET...[ + ]
Flow may not be the only new "mobile first" productivity app Microsoft is building. There may be new, lightweight document collaboration and project management apps in the works, too....
Oculus Connect 2 Will Give Developers What They Need For Consumer Rift Launch...[ + ]
Oculus is hosting its second annual primary developer conference between September 23 and 25, the company announced today. The big show, called 'Connect 2' in.....
Teaching Federal Contracting Officers About Agile Could Net You $320,000...[ + ]
This comes as GSA pushes for an agile blanket purchasing agreement....
Razer brings RGB lighting to the humble mouse mat...[ + ]
Hoping to differentiate itself from the crowd, Razer has introduced full RGB backlighting to its latest mousing surface, giving the Firefly the ability to display a number of different colors, as well as provide ripple and reactionary effects for the play...
YouTube beefs up video ads with side-by-side product listings...[ + ]
YouTube announced TrueView, a feature that promotes products featured in a video ad alongside the ad itself. ...
Google Maps updates traffic alerts ahead of summer travel season...[ + ]
In anticipation of the beginning of the busy summer travel season, Google Maps has made some changes to its mobile app....
Apple restores iCloud after outage impacts 200 million people...[ + ]
Apple's iCloud services are back up and running after a seven-hour issue that affected about 40% of users....
ESA spacecraft detects the presence of enormous Martian supervolcano
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ESA's Mars Express orbiter has captured images that may indicate the presence of supervolcanoes on the surface of Mars. If the findings are later confirmed, the existence of these leviathan volcanoes may greatly inform current theories on climate formatio...
NSA Planned to Sneak-Attack App Stores to Put Spyware on Smartphones...[ + ]
Another day, another cynicism-inducing reminder that the NSA hasnt just been unlawfully dragnet spying on our digital livesit has also rigged up new and complicated techniques to do so, like hijacking app stores to put spyware on smartphones....
Microsoft begins preview program for new Outlook.com features...[ + ]
We heard a couple of weeks ago that Microsoft was going to migrate its Outlook.com mail service to its Office 365 infrastructure and now those new features are beginning to roll out to a limited audience. read more...
Sold! eBay testing customer loyalty program similar to Amazon Prime...[ + ]
Amazon Prime has been very successful for Amazon, so it's no surprise that eBay is testing a similar loyalty program of its own. Dubbed eBay+, the service is set to launch in Germany later this year. The post Sold! eBay testing customer loyalty program si...
How Microsoft Took The Lead In Social 3.0 And What Facebook And Google Are Doing About It...[ + ]
All of a sudden, it seems like Facebook, Google and Apple are climbing all over each other to own the voice interaction, and specifically, the phone.....
Mode Media Raises Another $30M...[ + ]
Mode Media is announcing that it has raised $30 million in new funding. Previously known as Glam Media, the company ran the fashion site of the same name,.....
The best accessories to upgrade your action camera...[ + ]
"Have action cam, will travel." That's probably what was going through your mind as you pecked your credit card details in when buying your first GoPro, Drift, Sony or what have you. We promise, it won't be long before you're looking to kit it out wi......
All those 'Likes' don't add up to real fans, Facebook exec warns brands - CNET...[ + ]
How can a brand reach genuine fans on Facebook and persuade them to go to a show, buy a product or otherwise support the brand? By paying, obviously....
'Batkid Begins' trailer will totally tug at your heartstrings - CNET...[ + ]
Warner Bros. Pictures releases a trailer for "Batkid Begins," the touching tale of how a 5-year-old battling leukemia got to be Batman for a day in San Francisco....
Google may reveal internet of things OS at event next week...[ + ]
Google may be the next big company to take on the internet of things, giving it an entry into the world of connected everyday objects. According to The Information, Google has developed software......
The NSA and its friends wanted to slap spyware on your phone through Google Play...[ + ]
According to a recently leaked document, the NSA and some of its counterparts planned to infect phones with spyware by using Google Play. This spyware would allow the agencies to track your usage without you being aware of it. The post The NSA and its fri...
HGST: Cold storage of big data gives mechanical drives a new lease of life...[ + ]
Firm claims there's life left in mechanical drives yet...
Firefox For iOS Begins Its Beta Testing Program...[ + ]
Mozilla's Firefox browser for iOS is nearing public release, asthe organization is now actively recruiting beta testers willing to try the app ahead of its.....
Next Jeep Wrangler may not go all-aluminum after all...[ + ]
The next Jeep Wrangler will feature some aluminum components, but not an all-aluminum body, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says. Jeep will still have to improve the SUV's fuel economy, though. The post Next Jeep Wrangler may not go all-aluminum after...
This 200-Trillion Watt Laser Produces Plasma Hotter Than The Sun...[ + ]
Its amazing that scientists can recreate natural phenomena in labs experiments, including plasma many times hotter than the center of our own sun. In the middle of the photo above you can see a little star, white hot plasma produced by a 200-trillion watt...
Microsoft is overhauling Outlook.com with a new look and features...[ + ]
Microsoft is migrating its Outlook.com email service over to Office 365 soon, and with it will come a new interface and features. In a significant overhaul of Outlook.com, Microsoft is adding 13......
Pro gaming doesn't need balls to be considered a 'sport'...[ + ]
The hockey game on the flat-screen behind the bar had served as a pleasant background visual as I ate dinner. But with my plate cleared, the action on-screen drew my full attention. I took a sip of beer as players converged on the puck, white jerseys......
The Walking Dead creator joins Transformers franchise writer team...[ + ]
The Walking Dead series creator Robert Kirkman and The Avengers writer Zak Penn have reportedly joined the team of writers tasked with developing sequels and spinoffs for the live-action Transformers franchise. The post The Walking Dead creator joins Tran...
An Interview With A Drone Painter Who Made A Poop Portrait of Eric Schmidt...[ + ]
If you happen to be staying in San Francisco during the long Memorial Day weekend, one of the things you can do is see the art in the F.A.T. Gold.....
Sling TV now available on Nexus Player and other Android TV devices...[ + ]
Dish's Sling TV can now be streamed on Google's Nexus Player and other devices shipping with Android TV. We first saw the internet TV service running on the Nexus Player back at CES, but clearly......
Lolz, Thanx, and Bezzy: Welcome to the Sad, Sad Future of Scrabble...[ + ]
We have no one to blame but ourselves. The publishers of the official Scrabble wordlist have announced the addition of words like blech, lolz, and thanx to the list. To borrow a word from their new list, YEESH....
Apple wants to redesign the mobile hotspot...[ + ]
Apple has ideas about how to make mobile hotspots more elegant. In a new application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office today, the company outlines how to improve on the hotspot......
Akon Launches Academy To Help Provide Electricity To 600 Million People In Africa...[ + ]
By Joseph D'Urso LONDON, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S enegalese-American singer Akon, whose Akon Lighting Africa initiative aims to bring electricity to some of the 600 million Africans who lack it, announced on Thursday the launch of a ...
Google developing "Brillo" Internet of Things OS based on Android...[ + ]
Google dives into smart homes with an OS for all your low-power gadgets....
Transit directions finally coming to Apple Maps in iOS 9, says 9to5Mac...[ + ]
Apple's Maps app will add transit directions for subway, train, and bus lines in iOS 9, according to 9to5Mac. If the report is accurate, Apple will finally address a longstanding gap that resulted......
"Ya Ever Feel Like Galileo?" Highlights from a U.S. Climate Hearing...[ + ]
This is one of the greatest/saddest highlight reels Ive ever seen from a U.S. government hearing on climate change. Last week, the Committee on National Resources got experts and politicians together to explore whether climate change and carbon emissions ...
The best social media moments from #DigitalBeltway...[ + ]
While the Digital Beltway conference took place in Washington, D.C., the conversation extended to a global audience on social media using #DigitalBeltway....
YouTube takes aim at Twitch with 60FPS live streaming...[ + ]
It may not have managed to acquire Twitch last year, but Google still has big plans for live-streaming on YouTube, as today the service gained 60FPS streaming, perfectly suited to streaming gameplay. The post YouTube takes aim at Twitch with 60FPS live st...
Godzilla Sues The Godzilla Of Copyright Trolls, Voltage Pictures, For Copyright Infringement...[ + ]
Every so often there are lawsuits where we note that both parties have a long history of doing the sort of thing that gets them written about on Techdirt in less-than-positive ways. Here's another one of those situations. Voltage Pictures is a well known ...
Electronic payments overtake cash in the UK ahead of Apple Pay arrival...[ + ]
Cash payments accounted for 48 percent of transactions in 2014...
Apple Said To Be Bringing Transit Directions To iOS 9...[ + ]
Apple is said to be planning to bring built-in transit directions to its native Maps app in iOS 9. Transit directions were left out when Apple replaced Google.....
Spotify smashing new media paradigms with something called ‘video’...[ + ]
Swede streamer was once all about the music, man Streaming music pioneer Spotify wants to broaden its appeal beyond music buffs by incorporating podcasts, video, and Pandora-style personal “radio stations” into its music service.…...
The NSA tried to use app stores to send malware to targets...[ + ]
It shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the NSA worked on iOS and Android malware meant to capture information from a target's phone, but actually getting the software onto phones? That's tricky. To help solve that problem, the NSA (and the rest......
Google, Samsung, and 16 others receive post-password certification...[ + ]
This morning, the plot to kill the password got a little stronger. 18 different companies received an official FIDO certification for 31 different products, ranging from physical devices to login......
Booq Python Catch bag has enough room for 2 DSLRs, laptop, and accessories...[ + ]
Booq's new camera and laptop messenger bag has enough room for two DSLRs, lenses, and a 15-inch laptop. It's rugged and environmentally friendly, too, made from recycled plastic and durable cotton. The post Booq Python Catch bag has enough room for 2 DSLR...
Razer will now sell you a mouse pad that glows in 16.8 million colors...[ + ]
If there's one thing the gaming community can agree on, it's that the only way to finish off a high-end, multi-thousand-dollar gaming machine is to house it in a case full of totally sweet and......
Engadget giveaway: win a BeyondCloud NAS courtesy of Synology!...[ + ]
The Cloud doesn't have to be a nebulous space in the stratosphere, you can have one in your own home. Sure, there's usually a steep initial price tag and configuration learning curve for most people, but Synology's BeyondCloud lineup helps bypass tha......