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Google for Work has a new name: G Suite

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:57:00 -0400

(image) As predicted, Google for Work has a new name. Calendar, Drive, Docs, Gmail, Maps for Work, Search for Work, Sheets and Slides all fall under "G Suite" now. A few of those items might jump out at you as being Google Apps for Work. It all falls under G...

Trump still thinks Google suppresses negative Clinton searches

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:34:00 -0400

(image) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has never let the truth get in the way of an angry rant. So it goes with this week's conspiracy theory of choice. At a rally in Wisconsin last night, Trump boasted that a "Google poll" showed he won Monday...

FCC needs more time to make its set-top box rules a reality

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:22:00 -0400

(image) Earlier this month, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler floated a plan to get cable companies to drop locked-down set-top boxes in favor of apps that customers could download to their device of choice. The proposed rules also included a much needed universal se...

How these companies would benefit from owning Twitter (or not)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

(image) Twitter has been struggling lately. It's been battling flat user growth, declining profits, an executive exodus and generally bad PR -- especially around its handling of abuse. Many have speculated for months that Twitter should just sell itself. And...

'Game of Thrones' e-books make it easier to keep up with the action

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:39:00 -0400

(image) To properly celebrate the 20th anniversary of George R. R. Martin's best-selling A Game of Thrones, there's a new iBooks edition of the series that offers features to help you keep up with all of the action. The first installment is officially called...

Watch HBO and Cinemax on PlayStation Vue starting today

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:17:00 -0400

(image) PlayStation is beefing up the premium offerings on its PS Vue streaming TV service. As of today, HBO and Cinemax will be available either a la carte or as part of the new Ultra ($64.99 to $74.99 per month based on location) plan. Don't feel like pony...

Google pushes Android Wear 2.0 back to early 2017

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

(image) If you're champing at the bit waiting for your chance to try Android Wear 2.0 this fall, you're about to be disappointed. As part of the launch of a third Developer Preview, Google has revealed that the overhaul of its wearable platform won't offici...

AOL's Alto Dashboard is a daily organizer for your email

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:44:00 -0400

(image) In this era of texting and instant messaging you might not be emailing many long, heartfelt letters to your best friend from college. I certainly don't. But I'm still drowning in a sea of less personal correspondence: Receipts. Bill payments. Flight...

Stream performances from the Austin City Limits Festival this weekend

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:28:00 -0400

(image) Planning on a weekend at home? Allow us to provide an entertainment suggestion. Like it does with Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, Red Bull TV is providing music fans who aren't making the trip a way to watch live performances from this weekend's Austin Ci...

Wireless Emergency Alerts are about to get more detailed

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:06:00 -0400

(image) The FCC has voted to strengthen the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, which sends warnings about missing children, natural disasters and other dangerous events directly to citizens' cell phones. The new rules allow government officials to write up to...

VW and Mercedes open Paris Auto Show with futuristic EVs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:42:00 -0400

(image) The Paris Auto Show is missing Lamborghini, Volvo and other automakers, but it's still one of the biggest displays of automotive tech in the world. Fittingly, in a city that bans gas-powered cars from its streets once a month, Volkswagen and Mercedes...

Restauranteur hopes the Apple Watch will improve fine dining

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:20:00 -0400

(image) Danny Meyer is considered to be quite the progressive restauranteur. His employees don't rely on tips to make ends meet (the practice is outlawed at his establishments, in fact), and they get various benefits including a share of profits. Aside from...

Surgeons could use these fake elastic bones to fix injuries

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:01:00 -0400

(image) A team of American scientists have developed a 3D-printed bone biomaterial that can coax your own skeleton to grow and fix injuries on its own. They haven't tested it on humans just yet, but they were able to use their creation to repair a monkey's s...

Ask, and Siri will make Skype calls for you

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:34:00 -0400

(image) When Skype updates on desktop and gives the "improving your experience" message it's usually pretty easy to dismiss that as a bald-faced lie. But the latest iOS update actually sounds really useful. The VoIP service will now tap into Siri for making...

Sierra Nevada is taking the United Nations to space in 2021

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:12:00 -0400

(image) Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser might not have won NASA's space taxi contract, but at least it's taking the United Nations to orbit. The spacecraft, which resembles NASA's old Space Shuttles, will launch the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs' first actu...

Simple unveils a smarter spin on shared bank accounts

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:45:00 -0400

(image) Simple's online-first approach to banking has been a breath of fresh air for a typically conservative industry. Now, it's hoping to shake things up again with Simple Shared, it's own take on joint bank accounts. Just as usual, it allows two people to...

ICYMI: Holograms for the home and a drone to plant trees

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:30:00 -0400

(image) Today on In Case You Missed It: A company has developed a 'personal volumetric display" which is apparently science-sounding for a Princess Leia machine in your very own home. Looking Glass is marketing its Volume machine for $1,000, though so far,...

Time-bending shooter 'Quantum Break' arrives on Steam

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:15:00 -0400

(image) Quantum Break is a strange video game. Not for its time-bending story, or the way it combines a live-action TV show (although both are pretty interesting) but how Microsoft and developer Remedy have decided to release it. The game started as an Xbox...

'Game Fnatic' unveils the realities of being an eSports pro

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0400

(image) Fnatic is a big name in professional League of Legends lore. Just four teams have claimed victory in the World Championship since the circuit began in 2011, and Fnatic was the first team to ever lift up the Summoner's Cup. Since then, Fnatic has prov...

Court overturns New Hampshire ban on ballot selfies

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:29:00 -0400

(image) In the state of New Hampshire, proud voters can legally snap a selfie after filling out their ballot paper. Hurray! As NBC News reports, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has upheld a lower court ruling which concluded the state-wide ban w...

'The Revenant' director is making a VR short with Lucasfilm

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:59:00 -0400

(image) While the jury is still out on whether virtual reality is the future of film, some of Hollywood's biggest filmmakers are dedicating a lot of time to the medium. Deadline reports that two-time Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñ...

Mercedes will put an 'EQ' badge on its best electric cars

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:30:00 -0400

(image) After confirming that it has quietly been working on a new sub-brand that will host a contemporary line of EVs, Mercedes today unveiled at the Paris Motor Show what it believes is the future of electric mobility. It's called Generation EQ and the fir...

Garmin's Vivofit Jr. rewards kids for being active

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0400

(image) Garmin has painted the Vivofit band in lively colors and shrunk it down to create its first activity tracker for kids. Vivofit Jr. can track steps and sleep, as well as how long your kid has been moving, just like the band for adults. And, yes, it ca...

Lose It app promises to log your meal just by taking its photo

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0400

(image) Keeping track of what you eat has proven to be pretty effective at aiding weight loss. Studies show that food diaries not only help people manage their daily caloric intake, but also be generally more aware of what they're putting in their bodies. Un...

Pacemaker's shareable, editable 'mixtapes' make everyone a DJ

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0400

(image) Ever since the original Pacemaker DJ device in 2008, the Swedish team has been rethinking how we mix music. Today, Pacemaker's iOS app gets an overhaul that drags the mixtape well and truly into 2016. Pacemaker had long since moved on from being a fa...