EXPAND If you’re a Netflix customer on Verizon, there’s a good chance you’ve spending a lot more time with that bright red buffering screen than you’d like. That’s why, over the past few weeks, Netflix and Verizon have been displacing blame by taking pot shots at each other. But while they’re busy bickering, we’re the ones suffering. What the hell
Google has announced a new licensing deal with big pharmacy corporation Novartis to bring its “smart” contact lenses, with the power to help diabetics track their blood glucose level, to patients. The commercial launch of the lenses will take place through Novartis’ Alcon eyecare division and Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez told the Financial Times that a timeline for commercialization that took
The UK’s data regulator may have clarified that Google Glass shouldn’t be singled out for special measures over personal use, but that isn’t stopping domestic companies from enforcing their own rules. The Independent reports that just a week after the Google wearable finally went on sale in Britain for a hefty £1,000, UK cinemas are banning it over fears that “Explorers” could use them to pirate movies.
Google made much ado about the debut of Android Wear at its I/O conference keynote, and few would doubt that this is a potentially sea-changing move in the wearable space. However, the company didn’t do much to address the differences between the first smartwatches using its brand new platform. How are you supposed to know which wearable suits you? That’s where we can help out.
Despite brisk temperatures of -290 degrees F, Saturn’s giant Titan moon is of great interest to scientists, thanks to Earth-like geography, hydrocarbon “lakes” and even possible life. Though NASA’s Cassini-Huygens probe visited Titan some time ago, the space agency would like to return at some point — this time with a quadrotor. Using the latest drone and sensor tech, it would weigh less than 10kg (22 pounds),
The quest for button controls on iOS that don’t suck is an unending one. Touchscreen buttons suck, and the hardware out that works with the iOS controller API so far is fine, but it’s big and sort of annoyingly deliberate. Razer’s Junglecat, though, is a solution that feels right. The Junglecat’s advantage is in its slickness. Instead of bolting onto the sides of your iPhone,
Google began the 21st century as a small but growing search engine. 14 years later, the California-based company has built smartphones, mapped the globe, purchased a firm that makes advanced smoke detectors, and obtained a veritable army of robots. It’s sometimes tempting to still think of Google as a search engine, but the strides the company has made into a
Google’s vision of the future not only involves sticking tiny displays in front of your eyeballs, but also cars that can drive themselves around with you safely inside. If that sounds like something that’s too far off, Google is trying to show the world otherwise. This week, the company invited press for a test drive inside the current development version of
Let this be a lesson to any company selling products on Amazon: going after a customer for a negative review can get you booted from the store entirely. A company called Mediabridge Products has had its Amazon selling privileges revoked after aggressively intimidating and harassing a user for posting a harsh review on one of its routers. Unfortunately for Mediabridge, that Amazon
Hang out with an old-time car enthusiast, and you’re bound to hear some serious grousing about the state of modern cars. “Can’t fix ‘em with a screwdriver like you used to,” et cetera, ad nauseum. Perhaps that’s true. But that doesn’t mean that a world of electric-powered,computer-controlled, self-driving cars will put an end to the hacking and hot-rodding that some of us