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'IMDb for cars' exists, and it's an incredible time-waster

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:11

Which episode of Doogie Howser, M.D. featured a Peterbilt 359? Just this morning, I would've assumed that there was absolutely no way of answering that without watching all of Doogie Howser, M.D. (complication: it's not on Netflix, and the last thing you have time for is another series binge, anyway). You'd also need complete confidence in your ability to identify a Peterbilt 359 through the fuzzy standard definition and big hair of an early-’90s television program.

Google launches new email service dubbed 'Inbox'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:10

(Reuters) - Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way. Google said it was sending out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. Users can also email the company at to get an invitation. For now the new service is being provided alongside Gmail, which was launched in 2004. It will be available on the Web as well as on Android smartphones and iPhones. ...

Fund 3D horror film, get rare 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' rewards

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:10

Crowdfund fear with an indie horror film that wants to scare you in more than one dimension. Backers of the film are offered "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" collectibles from the co-creator himself.>

This awesome interactive tool will help you improve any phone’s battery life

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:05

Ask a smartphone user what aspect of his or her phone is most in need of improvement, and “battery life” will be the answer you hear more often than not. Whether it’s a brand new iPhone 6 or any recent Android smartphone, battery performance is never quite where we want it to be. The simple fact of the matter is battery technology just isn’t progressing quickly enough to keep up with all of the new technology vendors are now stuffing into their smartphones. Of course, there are plenty of ways to help squeeze as much battery life as possible out of each charge. FROM EARLIER: This secret trick will dramatically improve your iPhone’s battery life We always try to share helpful tips and tricks

Meet the robot actor starring in a play inspired by Kafka

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:50

Up-and-coming android performer Repliee S1 stars alongside well-known French actors in a piece based on Franz Kafka's absurdist classic "The Metamorphosis.">

Flying car crashes and burns in Florida

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:44

Police in Marion County say two people were hurt after a Maverick flying car crashed and caught fire.>

Girls in Tech Ask Tech Companies to Close the Gender Pay Gap Through Their "Raise Awareness" Campaign #RAISETECH

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:42

There has been much backlash in the press towards Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who told women at a tech conference last week, that they should not ask for a raise, rather let 'karma' take care of it for them. He has since publicly retracted this disastrous comment, but the impact of it lingers on. So much for reducing the 'brogrammer' culture...

Form a new political party, fight zombies with the CraveCast crew

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:39

Halloween and elections are approaching, and sometimes it's tough to tell which is scarier. Join the CraveCast cabal Wednesday at noon Pacific when we'll talk about remaking democracy in our own image and siccing bears on the undead.>

Microsoft Garage gives early look at emerging apps

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:38

Now consumers can see what's coming from folks tinkering on apps inside Microsoft -- on everything from Android Wear to Xbox One.>

Sony to slash its smartphone forecast, again -- report

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:38

The company had planned to ship 50 million smartphones this year, but that figure has been falling and will drop even more, according to Bloomberg.>

British comedy 'IT Crowd' gets another shot at US remake

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:34

Geeky Brits Moss, Roy and Jen will return to TV -- but this time as unappreciated American computer nerds. Can Internet, soccer and quizmaster jokes translate from across the pond?>

Inside Twitter's ambitious plan to kill the password

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:21

As he traveled the world last year as part of a user research project, Michael Ducker noticed a problem. Ducker, a senior product manager at Twitter, was part of a team that visited Brazil, India, and Indonesia to learn about how people use mobile devices around the world. Twitter is courting new users aggressively, and like most tech companies it signs them up with a combination of an email address and password. ...

This is how to pop the question if you're a 'Doctor Who' fan

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:19

This redditor and fan of BBC series "Doctor Who" figured out the perfect way to propose to his girlfriend. Of course, she said yes.>

Now the FBI is asking Congress to weaken iPhone and Android security

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:17

Apple's new encryption standards, Comey has argued, are an unnecessary hurdle to law enforcement — and the FBI needs an easy way to bypass them. Now Comey is bringing the argument straight to Congress, asking them to update a law to allow backdoors in smartphones. Comey is asking Congress to update CALEA

Apple CEO meets with Chinese official following iCloud attacks

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:13

The meeting follows a notice from Apple that iCloud has been targeted by network attacks in an attempt to gain user information. But are the Chinese behind it?>

Scientists sequenced the genome of a man who lived 45,000 years ago

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:11

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a man who was alive 45,000 years ago, which makes the resulting sequence the oldest one researchers have ever obtained from a modern human.

US will monitor travelers for three weeks when arriving from Ebola-stricken countries

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:10

The US is going to begin monitoring all travelers who enter the country from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea for three weeks after landing to detect symptoms of Ebola. Time reports that the program will begin on Monday in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia, which is where most travelers coming from these countries end their trips. As was previously announced, travelers will also be required to go through one of just five airports that will pass them through an enhanced screening process.