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‘Google Glasses’: The Sneak Preview

‘Google Glasses’: The Sneak Preview

Google(WASHINGTON) — As walking-while-Web-surfing and driving-while-texting leads to more crowded emergency rooms around the modern world, dozens of technology companies are racing to harness the kind of hands-free augmented reality we’ve craved…

Instagram for Android Phones Available Now

Instagram for Android Phones Available Now

Instagram, Inc(NEW YORK) — Instagram, the popular photo editing and sharing app, which allows you to apply filters to photos taken with your phone, is now available for phones that use Google’s Android.Instagram has become one of the most popula…

New iPad Named Best Tablet by ‘Consumer Reports,’ Despite Heat

New iPad Named Best Tablet by ‘Consumer Reports,’ Despite Heat

Apple, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Consumer Reports has named Apple’s latest iPad the best tablet on the market. The magazine gave a favorable review for the new iPad, despite previous reports that the device could reach high temperatures. The weekend after the …

Apple Probe: Changes Promised for Chinese Workers

Apple Probe: Changes Promised for Chinese Workers

Karson Yiu/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has released the results of its independent investigation of Apple’s Foxconn supplier based in China, and has found “serious and pressing noncompliances” with its Workplace Code of Condu…

‘Bump Pay’ App Lets You Tap Phones to Pay Friends

‘Bump Pay’ App Lets You Tap Phones to Pay Friends

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You’ve likely been in the following situation. You get dinner with a friend at a restaurant that only takes cash. You grab the bill and tell your friend to pay you back when he has some cash. Of course, then …

Harry Potter eBooks Now Available

Harry Potter eBooks Now Available

Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images(LONDON) — Harry Potter books are finally available as eBooks.All seven of J.K. Rowling’s popular science fiction novels are now available as digital books and as audio books on the Pottermore website. While they aren&r…

Sex, Alcohol and Showers: What Would You Give Up for the Internet?

Sex, Alcohol and Showers: What Would You Give Up for the Internet?

John Foxx/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Just what would you give up if the Internet was taken away from you? For some, sex, alcohol, showers and chocolate are on the list, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group.The study, which is focused on the …

New iPad Too Hot to Handle? Customers Note Overheating Issue

New iPad Too Hot to Handle? Customers Note Overheating Issue

Apple(NEW YORK) — Apple’s newly-released iPad is proving to be one of the hottest items of the year…literally.Since the iPad’s release, Apple’s comment boards have become electrified with reports about the gadget overheating. One u…

Nokia Patents Vibrating Tattoo, Lets You Feel Alerts

Nokia Patents Vibrating Tattoo, Lets You Feel Alerts

altrendo images/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Finnish cell phone maker Nokia has filed a U.S. patent application for a magnetic vibrating tattoo that could wirelessly connect to a mobile device and alert users of phone calls, texts and battery stat…

Create App for Homeless Vets, Win $25K

Create App for Homeless Vets, Win $25K

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Fighting homelessness with technology seems to be a trend this month.On the heels of an effort to equip homeless people with 4G routers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with the Department of…

Three Million New iPads Sold Over Launch Weekend

Three Million New iPads Sold Over Launch Weekend

Apple(NEW YORK) — We now have an idea of what Apple meant when they said the demand for the new iPad was “off the charts.”The company has just revealed it sold three million iPads since they went on sale on Friday morning, March 16. That n…

FAA Taking ‘Fresh Look’ at Gadget Policy?

FAA Taking ‘Fresh Look’ at Gadget Policy?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — It’s the dreaded moment on many a traveler’s journey: The flight attendant announces that everyone on board must turn off their electronic devices. Some say they find the order annoying because they don…

Apple Announces Dividend, Buyback

Apple Announces Dividend, Buyback

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(CUPERTINO, Calif.) — In a major turn away from the years when Steve Jobs was in charge, Apple Inc. is finally loosening up its purse strings, announcing both a $10 billion stock buyback plan and a dividend for shareholde…

‘This American Life’ Retracts Apple Critic’s Foxconn Tale

‘This American Life’ Retracts Apple Critic’s Foxconn Tale

Almin Karamehmedovic/ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Public Radio International’s show This American Life announced Friday it will retract one of the most popular episodes in the show’s history after finding numerous falsehoods in a monologue by pr…

AT&T Seeks Quiet Settlement in Data Limiting Case

AT&T Seeks Quiet Settlement in Data Limiting Case

David McNew/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s an unlimited buffet; just don’t take more than one plate.That’s what a Simi, Calif., man who sued his iPhone carrier AT&T says is the situation he faces as a heavy user of wireless data services. Matthew S…

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