Technology Review
Mar 27, 2014 5:24pm

Microsoft Office for iPad Generates Rare Excitement

It’s been awhile since the world got this excited for the release of a new Microsoft Office product, but Twitter erupted with enthusiasm today after Microsoft announced it would release PowerPoint, Word, and Excel apps for the iPad. New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the… Read More »

Technology Review
Mar 24, 2014 11:01am

Malaysia Airlines Sends Condolences Via Text Message

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been brought to an end after satellite data revealed its last location in a remote part of the Indian Ocean. In addition to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s somber announcement today, Malaysia Airlines sent this text message… Read More »

Technology Review
Mar 20, 2014 1:31pm

Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested for Giving Out Windows 8 Code

Leaked photos and prototypes aren’t uncommon in the tech world, but one ex-Microsoft employee may have taken it too far. Alex Kibkalo, a former software architect for the company, was arrested on Wednesday and faces federal charges of stealing trade secrets. Kibkalo allegedly leaked code… Read More »

Technology Review
Mar 19, 2014 5:09pm

‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Says Game Will Return

Get your thumbs ready. “Flappy Bird” is coming back! The app’s creator, Dong Nguyen, confirmed he would be bringing the viral game back in a Twitter response to a gamer who asked whether it would ever return to Apple’s app store. @painfullpacman Yes. But not… Read More »

Science
Mar 18, 2014 3:39am

Wal-Mart Wants Your Used Video Games

Wal-Mart wants your used video games. The retail giant is launching an in-store video game trade-in program, offering store credit to participating gamers, Wal-Mart announced in a press release today. Customers will be able to use the store credit to buy anything at Wal-Mart and… Read More »

Science
Mar 17, 2014 2:02pm

Mind Games Grow in Popularity as Exercise for the Brain

When Susan Brandt, 66, of Miami, saw her parents starting to lose their memory, she turned to online games at a website called Lumosity in an attempt to sharpen her mind. Related: Seven tricks to improve your memory. “The single biggest thing I’m afraid of… Read More »

Technology Review
Mar 14, 2014 1:45pm

Ingenious Way to Still Get Amazon Prime for $79

If you were concerned about Amazon Prime membership jumping to $99 per year, you still have a chance to get it for $79, even after the price hike takes effect on April 17 for returning subscribers. As explained in the blog LifeHacker, all it takes is… Read More »

Science
Mar 13, 2014 4:13pm

Mark Zuckerberg Calls US Government ‘Threat to the Internet’

Mark Zuckerberg lashed out at the government for its surveillance practices in a rant today on his Facebook page.  “When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.,” Zuckerberg wrote. Zuckerberg and other major tech… Read More »

By Maya Baratz

Science
Mar 11, 2014 4:36pm

Bill Nye and Andy Samberg, Odd Couple Judges for User Inventions at SXSW

South by Southwest is known for its convergence of hipsters and geeks, and the hosts of the Quirky+GE Night of Invention event were emblematic of that odd couple vibe. The event was a sort of “Shark Tank” for new product ideas, and the panel of… Read More »

Science
Mar 11, 2014 3:55pm

SXSW Attendee Shows Us What the Future Could Look Like

Another day, another self-proclaimed nerd at South By South West. Nick McGlynn, 31, was photographed riding around Austin, Texas on a Segway, wearing Google Glass while checking his smart phone. “I thought bringing the Segway to Austin would be the perfect way to get around,… Read More »