Technology Review
May 24, 2014 6:20am

FYI Lazy Typers: Search Yelp Using Emoji

FYI: Lazy typers and emoji enthusiasts can now take advantage of a cheat in the Yelp mobile app that allows users to search for local businesses using the icons. While it’s not entirely perfect, a quick test using the shoe, sushi, police officer and tropical… Read More »

Technology Review
May 23, 2014 10:16am

Why Martha Stewart Owns A Drone

Even the queen bee of domesticity owns a drone. Martha Stewart loves flying her remote control drone over her farm and uses it to take photos of her (presumably) immaculate gardens and livestock. The lifestyle guru revealed in Martha Stewart Living’s May issue that her… Read More »

Technology Review
May 20, 2014 1:45pm

Robot Bartender Dispenses Killer Cocktails, But Not Advice

It’s like having your own live-in bartender and you don’t even have to tip. The makers of Barobot, an open-source cocktail mixing robot, recently debuted their machine on Kickstarter, where they hope to raise £91,000 (about $153,300) to help bring it to the market. The hackable… Read More »

May 19, 2014 3:39pm

Even Google Can’t Resist Joining Instagram

Even Google can’t resist joining Instagram. The search giant joined the Facebook-owned site today and posted its first ‘gram — a video of today’s Rubik’s Cube Google Doodle. “Google unfiltered — sometimes with filters,” the company’s account says. Even though there is only one post,… Read More »

May 19, 2014 12:12pm

Facebook Button Lets You Ask Friends About Their Love Lives

As if it wasn’t enough to field questions about why you’re still single or how that divorce is going, there’s now a simple button on Facebook that will do the dirty work. With one click and a quick note, users can query friends about the… Read More »

May 19, 2014 11:07am

Daredevils Get Birds-Eye View of New York City

It’ s a bird! It’s a plane! No, actually, it’s the Red Bull Air Force. Five members of the daring team put on their wing suits and soared above New York City on Sunday, catching a birds eye view of the concrete jungle. The elite… Read More »

May 15, 2014 2:22pm

Google Apps Users Get Tool to Help Keep Messages Secret

G-mail messages exchanged on Google’s cloud servers are encrypted, but beyond that, it’s a free-for-all out there. Enter, Google Apps Message Encryption (GAME). The service will allow Google Apps users to encrypt emails sent to users on other systems, such as Yahoo and Microsoft Exchange, according… Read More »

May 14, 2014 12:37pm

Keyboard App for Google Glass Lets You Type With Your Head

No keyboard, no problem. Minuum, a company that makes a single-line Android keyboard app, announced plans to bring its technology to Google Glass. While the app isn’t available yet to Glass owners, a video shows how it allows someone sporting the wearable computer to type…. Read More »

May 13, 2014 12:10pm

The Tweet That Took 5 Years to Finish

The punchline to one Twitter user’s tweet came exactly five years later. Miraculously, eagle-eyed users spotted the joke, which has now gone viral. We’ll let you decide if it was worth the wait. Jeopardy whiz Ken Jennings applauded the effort. Well, you have to admire… Read More »

May 5, 2014 10:56am

Meteor Shower Will Be Most Visible Early Tuesday Morning

Time to set your alarm clock, space gazers. The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower is set to peak early Tuesday morning between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. in all continental U.S. time zones. The meteor shower will give those in the southern… Read More »