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Screeny is the screenshot-deleting iPhone app we have wanted all our lives

8 hours 17 min ago

One of the iPhone's cleverest features is its ability to take a screenshot of the device just by holding down two buttons. I take screenshots every day, of all kinds of things: errant tweets that I know are about to be deleted, mobile boarding passes for a flight home, or images from the web that I might want to share in a story or on social media. The problem is that these screenshots are useful for about 24 hours — but I never go back to delete them, because iOS doesn't offer a way to sort through them. Screenshots are the main reason my camera roll looks so cluttered.

Give thanks they haven't forced net neutrality yet

8 hours 18 min ago

Worse than a solution looking for a problem, the campaign to regulate ISPs aggressively is based on lies. Netflix and one transit ISP were the source of performance problems earlier this year.

GameStop’s game-filled Black Friday 2014 sale is finally official

8 hours 38 min ago

GameStop on Tuesday officially announced its Black Friday 2014 deals, publishing the full Black Friday ad on its website, even though it had leaked online a few days ago. The company is offering many gaming-related deals this Black Friday, but buyers will also be able to buy smartphones, tablets and other consumer electronics from GameStop. FROM EARLIER: Here are all of the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 Black Friday deals Most GameStop locations will open their doors at 12:01 a.m. local time on Black Friday, with the company saying that buyers who do not want to wait until midnight to take advantage of the deals can purchase their desired items online on Thanksgiving Day, and receive free shipping on all purchases.

Samsung Electronics to buy back $2B in shares

8 hours 51 min ago

The move is viewed as part of Samsung's plan to placate shareholders that have grown increasingly concerned about its declining smartphone business.>

Pour Klingon Bloodwine at your holiday table

8 hours 53 min ago

Trek-themed wines sure to liven up any gathering are available for preorder at>

AT&T says fiber spending pause affects only new commitments

9 hours 2 min ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc sought to clarify to U.S. regulators its plans to pause investments in high-speed Internet connections until "net neutrality" rules are settled, saying in a letter on Wednesday that the plans related to new and not existing commitments. The Federal Communications Commission earlier this month pressed the company to explain its plans to stop investing in high-speed Internet connections in 100 cities until the agency sorts out new "net neutrality" rules for how Internet service providers manage web traffic on their networks. ...

Sony Prepping Fully E-Paper Smartwatch (Report)

9 hours 2 min ago
As smartwatches become more and more like mini-phones on our wrist, Sony's next move in the wearables space could be taking things back to basics. According to a report by Bloomberg, the Japanese tech giant is preparing a simplistic, fully e-paper smartwatch that prioritizes stylish looks over robust functionality. This description brings to mind Sony's recently released SmartBand Talk, which is a thin fitness band that uses a minimalist e-ink display.

5 awesome Android Lollipop features you’ve probably never heard of

9 hours 3 min ago

By now we’re all very familiar with the big features Google added to Android with its Lollipop release, highlighted by the addition of its gorgeous Material Design user interface. Droid Life, however, has dug below the surface and has unearthed some lesser known gems in Lollipop that we think are really worth highlighting. FROM EARLIER: Here are all the most annoying Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs – and how to fix them Droid Life goes over a lot of great features in its in-depth Lollipop review but the five most intriguing from our perspective are: The Do Not Disturb mode that gives you the ability to tell your phone to stop sending you notifications at a given time. This works very signed up 462,125 people in one week

9 hours 4 min ago

The first week of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare plans began on November 15, and seems to have handled the rush without breaking. The Obama Administration is reporting that 462,125 people signed up for plans through the site in the first week of open enrollment, and nearly half of them had not purchased plans through the site before. The White House has made huge changes to the site since the disastrous launch, pulling together experts from across the country for a two-month marathon rebuilding effort.

Your robot bartender has arrived bearing cocktails

9 hours 8 min ago

Somabar's automated craft-cocktail appliance on Kickstarter wants to put a robo-bartender in every home.>

GoPro to roll out consumer drones: WSJ

9 hours 15 min ago

(Reuters) - Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc is developing its own line of consumer drones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The multi-rotor helicopters, priced between $500 and $1,000, will go on sale late next year, the Journal said. GoPro was not immediately available for comment. The company already provides the cameras used in many drones. (Reporting by Anya George Tharakan and Sai Sachin R in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)

GoPro reportedly planning to launch consumer drones next year

9 hours 22 min ago

GoPro will soon be manufacturing drones. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company, known for its hugely popular line of action video cameras, will release consumer drones "late next year." GoPro's drones will be multi-rotor helicopters that carry high-definition cameras likely resembling those used in existing devices like the GoPro Hero series. According to the report, GoPro is aiming to price its consumer drones between $500 and $1,000, an aggressive range that could immediately shake up the consumer drone market.

Forget Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day is when all the best sales are this year

9 hours 28 min ago

Spending time with family and reflecting on what we’re most thankful for on Thanksgiving may soon be a thing of the past in America, where the deeply discounted deals Black Friday is known for has spilled over to Thanksgiving Day. The Associated Press cites data from research firm MarketTrack and Adobe’s market research arm in reporting that the best deals of the season will be available not on Black Friday this year, but one day earlier on Thanksgiving. DON’T MISS: Amazon’s crazy pre-Black Friday sale is live right now – new deals every 10 minutes BGR has spent the past two weeks telling you everything you need to know about Black Friday 2014 to get the best deals around, and there is absolutely

Security needs to be essential component of smart grid

9 hours 32 min ago

Consumers and companies alike need to understand what's at stake if security is not a major consideration of the smart grid.

Hands-on with Android Lollipop on an upgraded 2014 Moto X

9 hours 34 min ago

Motorola is already rolling out its latest firmware updates to bring customers to Lollipop.

Stricter smog rules make healthier citizens, EPA chief says

9 hours 38 min ago

The US Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal for new ground-level ozone emission standards today. The new standards will cut smog-causing ozone pollution levels from 75 parts per billion down to between 65 and 70 parts per billion. This change, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy writes in CNN Money today, could lead to healthcare benefits of up to $38 million by 2025.

Revamped Firefox to play up new search options

9 hours 52 min ago

Mozilla's open-source browser now makes your search-engine choices more prominent. That could speed up specialty searches with sites such as eBay or Wikipedia.>