Mar 11, 2014 2:46pm

Twitter Blacks Out for All Users

No, it’s not just your computer or smartphone that wasn’t unable to get Twitter up and running. The popular social network went down at 2:24 p.m. ET. A Twitter spokeswoman said that the company is aware and looking into the service outage. Updates can be… Read More »

Mar 5, 2014 6:22pm

Your Smartphone Photos Could Make You Instant Money

Deana Valorose knows that each click of the camera on her smartphone could mean money in her bank account. Valorose, of Hollywood, Fla., said she’s made more than $300 from selling 68 of her pictures – from breakfast to sports and nature – through a… Read More »

Mar 3, 2014 11:12am

NASA Astronaut Flips Out Over ‘Gravity’

For a movie whose plot revolves around a space shuttle being smashed to bits, “Gravity” is a surprise hit with the people aboard the International Space Station. NASA recently posted a video in which astronauts Mike Hopkins, Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata congratulate the film… Read More »

Feb 19, 2014 11:31am

Dating App Tinder Heats Up Even Remote Antarctica

The Olympic Village isn’t the only cold place where the app Tinder has been heating up the dating scene. A scientist working in Antarctica used the app on a whim and found a potential match at a campsite a 45-minute helicopter ride away. He swiped… Read More »

Feb 18, 2014 2:17pm

Nike Goes Back to the Future With Self-Tying Sneakers

“Back to the Future Part II” made some whimsical predictions for what 2015 would bring, including flying cars and hoverboards. But Tinker Hatfield, a shoe designer at Nike, is looking to turn some of that whimsy into reality, saying that Marty McFly’s self-tying sneakers are… Read More »

Feb 13, 2014 1:40pm

Missing Flappy Bird? Try Sesame Street’s Flappy Bert

Et tu, Sesame Street? The popular children’s TV show put its own spin on the recently pulled Flappy Bird app with Flappy Bert. The puppet version of the game is considerably taller than Flappy Bird, but the pipes he must maneuver through are  more widely spaced apart…. Read More »

Feb 12, 2014 1:16pm

Snapchat’s Rogue Smoothie Problem Sparks Hack Concerns

Snapchat is no stranger to getting hacked. The photo-sharing social app has seen the names and phone numbers of more than 4.6 million users posted online in the last year. But recently some Snapchat users have seen their accounts go rogue, sending out pictures of… Read More »

Feb 9, 2014 4:01pm

‘Flappy Bird’ App Grounded by Creator

“Flappy Bird,” the enormously addictive game that has been downloaded millions of times, was pulled from app stores today after its creator said it had ruined his “simple life.” The game no longer appears in search on Google Play and in Apple’s App Store, where… Read More »

Jan 8, 2014 1:52pm

CES 2014: Intel’s Smart Onesie

Babies get wearable technology too at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. In the latest gadget from Intel, Edison and Rest Devices, tiny sensors the size of a baby’s hand attach to a baby’s onesie, letting parents know everything from breathing rates and pulse to temperature… Read More »

Jan 8, 2014 12:10pm

CES 2014: The New Window Wipers Are Robots

Straight out of the Jetsons, it’s a robot that does windows. With built-in suction, the Winbot sticks to the window and climbs to even the most difficult places. It scans and calculates the size of the windows and mirrors and then a built-in squeegee scrubs… Read More »