Elgato Launches First HomeKit-Enabled Light Switch

Elgato Launches First HomeKit-Enabled Light Switch Elgato today launched the Eve Light Switch, the first available light switch to support Apple’s HomeKit platform. Eve Light Switch replaces a standard light switch to transform any single or multi-bulb setup into an intelligent lighting system controllable via Siri voice commands or the Elgato Eve app. The switch […]

'Fly Delta' iOS App Update Lets Users Track Luggage Using RFID Tags

'Fly Delta' iOS App Update Lets Users Track Luggage Using RFID Tags Delta Airlines recently announced an update to its Fly Delta app that will allow customers to track their luggage by following its journey on a map of the United States. Using RFID tags on a user’s bag, which the airline introduced earlier in […]

Apple Pay's Jennifer Bailey to Speak at Code Commerce in December

Apple Pay's Jennifer Bailey to Speak at Code Commerce in December Recode has announced Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey will speak at its latest Code Commerce event at Westfield’s Bespoke in San Francisco on December 6. Apple executive Jennifer Bailey has been with the company for 13 years, first running all of Apple’s e-commerce […]

MasterCard Announces Facebook Messenger Bot for Purchases and Account Management

MasterCard Announces Facebook Messenger Bot for Purchases and Account Management During the Money 20/20 conference taking place in Las Vegas this week, MasterCard announced that it’s creating a chatbot for Facebook Messenger that will allow customers to “transact, manage finances, and shop via messaging platforms.” Like many other companies, MasterCard is getting in on the […]

Cisco says it can cut live pirate video streams

Cisco says it can cut live pirate video streams It's relatively easy for content providers to take down pirated videos when they're uploaded to the web, but stopping live streams is another matter. Just ask anyone who has watched a bootleg stream for a pay-per-view boxing match or the Super Bowl… Source: Engadget Link: Cisco […]

Doctors relax rules on letting babies watch screens

Doctors relax rules on letting babies watch screens Ever since 1999, many pediatricians have clung to one main recommendation about kids and gadgets: you shouldn't show screens to any child under 2 years old. However, they've just loosened that once-firm policy. The American Academy of Pediatrics has… Source: Engadget Link: Doctors relax rules on letting […]

White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites

White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites Miniature satellites are increasingly a big deal, and for good reasons: they're not only less expensive and easier to deploy than the giant satellites of old, but can cover wider areas. And the White House wants to give them a helping hand. It's la… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Facebook censored a cartoon breast cancer awareness campaign

Facebook censored a cartoon breast cancer awareness campaign Facebook still has a thing or two to learn about what's considered acceptable in your timeline. The social network is catching flak after it briefly took down an ad for Cancerfonden's breast cancer awareness campaign that included cartoon representa… Source: Engadget Link: Facebook censored a cartoon breast […]

AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion

AT&T to buy Time Warner for .4 billion After no small amount of anticipation, it's official: AT&T has announced that it's acquiring Time Warner for the equivalent of $85.4 billion in cash and stock. The move gives one of the US' largest telecoms control over some of the biggest names… Source: Engadget Link: AT&T to […]

Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls

Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls Facebook has quietly upgraded its Messenger app for Windows 10 with the ability to make voice and video calls, VentureBeat has discovered. No more leaving the app to ring up a friend through a browser. If that new-but-familiar phone or camera icon th… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Oh Good, MIT Made an AI Nightmare Machine 

Oh Good, MIT Made an AI Nightmare Machine  If Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking’s foreboding pronouncements about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence don’t have you spooked enough, MIT has deliberately launched a project that is designed to make AI scary. Or, at least, to make scary images using deep learning. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: […]

Apple's October 27th event is reportedly all about laptops

Apple's October 27th event is reportedly all about laptops We hope you weren't expecting a new iMac or Mac Pro at Apple's "Hello Again" event… you might be disappointed. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a mostly good track record for Apple rumors) now expects that the October 27th media gatheri… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Wesley Snipes' Twitter Is an Oasis of Good In the Desert of Bad Internet

Wesley Snipes' Twitter Is an Oasis of Good In the Desert of Bad Internet The internet can be a bad and scary place. Yesterday, we were offered a moment of reprieve when many websites went down, struck by a massive DDoS attack. But the internet is back today and everything is flowing just like it […]

Very Happy Man Plays Custom CRT Sets Like Bongos

Very Happy Man Plays Custom CRT Sets Like Bongos Japanese artist Ei Wada specializes in turning old consumer electronics into new musical instruments. He’s rigged up old CRT TVs to simultaneously function like bongos, transformed AM/FM radios to squeal like a theremin, and converted a busted office fan into a wailing guitar. That and more, […]

Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation

Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation By Cat DiStasio As the world's urban centers grow, getting around them becomes increasingly difficult. In some cities, traffic is congested all day long and rush hour can last for several hours. Fortunately, there are a number of innovations in publ… Source: Engadget Link: Six futuristic designs […]

Rocky Horror Reboot Failed Because It Wasn't Live

Rocky Horror Reboot Failed Because It Wasn't Live The Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot (aka Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again, aka RHPS: LDTTWA, aka kill me now) aired Friday night, and it definitely looks like we might’ve seen the end of Fox’s foray into TV movie musicals. The Laverne Cox-led […]

AT&T Reaches $80 Billion Deal to Purchase Time Warner

AT&T Reaches Billion Deal to Purchase Time Warner AT&T will purchase Time Warner for over $80 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports Saturday afternoon. “According to people familiar with the plans,” the two companies will likely announce this as soon as Saturday night. AT&T will reportedly pay between $105 and $110 a share for Time Warner. […]

Desperate Publishers Are Paying Celebrities to Post Their Articles on Facebook 

Desperate Publishers Are Paying Celebrities to Post Their Articles on Facebook  It seems that some publishers have found a nice little loophole to avoid violating Facebook’s terms of service for sponsored content. An entire industry has popped up around paying celebrities to share articles without indicating that the content is essentially sponsored. Read more… Source: […]

Doctor Strange Writer Pens Gorgeous Short Film About a Fallen Angel Hunter

Doctor Strange Writer Pens Gorgeous Short Film About a Fallen Angel Hunter Director Nikhil Bhagat has released a short film about a man who hunts and kills fallen angels, penned by Doctor Strange writer C. Robert Cargill. And damn, I think it’s high time for a Constantine reboot from these guys. Read more… Source: Gizmodo […]

New MacBook Pro and 13-Inch 'MacBook' Coming Next Week, iMac and Display Not Ready Yet

New MacBook Pro and 13-Inch 'MacBook' Coming Next Week, iMac and Display Not Ready Yet KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining his expectations for next Thursday’s “Hello Again” event where Apple is expected to make a number of Mac-related announcements. In line with long-standing rumors, Kuo believes the highlight […]