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  • ABI Research: Chromebook shipments up 67% in the past three months

    21 October 2014, 3:17 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Google Chromebooks continue to ship in record numbers as they account for a greater percentage of commercial channel sales. ABI suggests 2014 Chromebook shipments will double from last year, making Microsoft's…
  • Cirqle adds FireChat-style off-grid networking to its photo sharing app

    21 October 2014, 12:58 pm by: Kif Leswing

    A new app uses Bluetooth connections to form an ad-hoc photo-oriented social network without an internet connection.
  • Tablets continue to drive Verizon’s growth in Q3

    21 October 2014, 11:40 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    Tablets have turned into Verizon's big of source of growth, which means Verizon might be vulnerable as the iPad Air 2 goes on sale. Verizon is the only major carrier incompatible…
  • This USB key secures and unlocks your Google account in Chrome

    21 October 2014, 11:15 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Looking for an option to the verification codes Google uses for 2-step authentication? You can now access your Google accounts on Chrome using a USB Security Key for that second step.
  • Ballmer: No one asked me to step down from Microsoft

    21 October 2014, 10:56 am by: Barb Darrow

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said his decision to leave the company was his alone and not made under pressure.
  • HERE it comes: Nokia’s excellent mapping software arrives on Android

    21 October 2014, 9:53 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Slowly but surely, Nokia's HERE Maps has worked its way to Android phones. It was a Samsung Galaxy exclusive but is now available for any phone running Android 4.1 and up…
  • Is your house on fire? Two devices that will tell you.

    21 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Two new startups are taking on the humble smoke detector, not with a new alarm, but with a retrofit that lowers the cost of connecting your old devices.
  • Why the internet of things should be designed with efficiency in mind

    21 October 2014, 3:01 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Can we stop the internet of things from becoming a power hungry consumer of resources? My guest on this week's podcast hopes so, and discusses how we can make it more…
  • Apple Pay setup step-by-step: It’s unsurprisingly easy and fast

    20 October 2014, 4:45 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Apple Pay is now available in the U.S. and while the setup process is similar to Google Wallet, it's a little bit faster and easier.
  • The e-reader lives a lonely life, and the nice Kindle Voyage won’t change that

    20 October 2014, 10:42 am by: Laura Owen

    The Kindle Voyage is an extremely nice e-reader that probably won't change your feelings about e-readers, no matter what those feelings may be.

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