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  • Fenced in: That unlocked Apple iPad SIM gets locked when activated on AT&T

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

    This is why we can't have nice things. The Apple SIM that comes with the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 was supposed to let customers switch between service…
  • Nest gobbles up Revolv for the engineers, not the hub

    24 October 2014, 4:09 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Nest has purchased the smart home hub maker Revolv in a deal that's more about getting talent than an endorsement of the hub model.
  • Don’t toss that old Android: Turn it into a Chromecast receiver!

    24 October 2014, 3:56 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    With the right cable you can connect and Android device to an HDTV. Add in Cast Receiver software and your Android can act like a Chromecast for many different apps and…
  • Twitter’s new Fabric offering isn’t just a pitch for developers — the company’s future is at…

    24 October 2014, 2:55 pm by: Mathew Ingram

    With the launch of the Fabric suite of tools, Twitter is betting the company on a plan to become a full-fledged mobile services provider for other apps and services -- but…
  • Google Inbox review: Are you ready for a better way to manage communications?

    24 October 2014, 12:42 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    After using Gmail for nearly 10 years, the new Inbox app is the most radical change I've seen yet. It works well if you buy into the task-centric approach but may…
  • Why NFC in the iPad Air 2 is a big deal for small businesses

    24 October 2014, 10:08 am by: Kif Leswing

    Apple stuck an NFC controller chip in the iPad Air 2, although it's not used for anything at the moment.
  • Microsoft Lumia is the newest smartphone phone brand

    24 October 2014, 9:58 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Microsoft just reported it sold 9.3 million Nokia Lumia sales over the last three months. New phones, however, will be branded as Microsoft Lumia devices. The company will still use the…
  • LG starts making its own processors, reportedly with help from TSMC

    24 October 2014, 8:56 am by: David Meyer

    The eight-core Nuclun application processor is LG's first in-house effort, with a debut slated for this week in a South Korea-only handset called the G3 Screen.
  • Ford cars will soon start scanning the streets for wayward pedestrians

    23 October 2014, 8:46 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    The European Modeo will be the first Ford car with Pedestrian Detection, which uses radar and camera sensors to identify pedestrians in or near the vehicle's path.
  • Pyne is an app that makes quizzing strangers bite-sized fun

    23 October 2014, 7:36 pm by: Kif Leswing

    A new app lets you ask strangers multiple choice questions. Although it's not anonymous, using it feels more than a little bit like confession apps like Secret and Yik Yak.

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