Should you get month-to-month phone insurance?

It's only $10 per month - but is it worth it? When you buy a new smartphone on contract, your wireless carrier will ask you if you'd like to protect your purchase with insurance. It probably sounds like a great deal - pay $5 - $11 per month, and you won't have to worry about footing a $700 bill if…


Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review

Wearable tech has seemed on a fairly straightforward path throughout the course of its initial development – from the step counter, to the fitness band, to the smartwatch. But the wrist has long been a home for a more refined and storied piece of tech: The wristwatch. And while smartwatches attempt…


Space-based solar power: the energy of the future?

In space there's no atmosphere, it's never cloudy, and in geosynchronous orbits it's never night: a perfect place for a solar power station to harvest uninterrupted power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The concept has been around since the 1940s when science fiction writer Isaac Asimov posited…


31 ways to improve your iPhone's battery life

Summary: Apple's latest iPhones pack as much power in as their predecessors, but not even nearly as much as their nearest competitors. By tweaking iOS 8, you can improve your iPhone's battery life considerably. Here's how. 1) Making the most out of your iPhone's battery (updated for iOS 8)…


Google Ventures spent 24 percent of 2014 funds on enterprise, data

Summary:The venture capital arm of the Internet giant just published a slew of big numbers intended to impress the tech community through its annual report released this week. Google Ventures invested more than $1.6 billion over the course of 2014, fueling 282 companies with surely welcomed cash.…


Google Said to be Testing ‘Buy’ Button in Bid to Compete with Amazon

Aware that a good many consumers jump from its online Shopping tool to merchants’ websites as soon as useful search results have been served up, Google is reportedly looking to introduce a one-click ‘buy’ button to keep Web shoppers on its pages for longer. Given the reach and scale of Google, it’s…


Skype Translator Preview Going Live Today

Skype has been talking about, and demoing, its new real-time translation software for Skype for a while now, but users will begin getting first-hand experience with the tool as of today. The Skype Translator preview program begins welcoming its first participants into the fold, based on sign-ups to…


Apple Store Online Now Accepts PayPal In U.S. And U.K.

Customers looking for more payment options for that next Mac or iPhone just got a new choice – PayPal. The online payments giant is now available at checkout on Apple’s online retail channel in both the U.S. and U.K., and Apple is also promoting PayPal’s Credit system which offers buyers using that…


Samsung Galaxy S6 News: Variant with Curved, Edge Screen is Unlikely

It’s that time of year again. Most of the main flagship smartphones of 2014 have already launched and everyone’s eyes are on next year’s models. Finally, news of the Samsung Galaxy S6 has arrived. The bar is set high for Samsung in 2015, in light of lower than expected third quarter results,…


Yahoo Launches its Own Mobile Developer Conference

Yahoo announced its first development conference on Monday. The event, simply called the Mobile Developer Conference, will take place on Feb. 19 in San Francisco. During the one-day event, Yahoo and mobile analytics firm Flurry are pushing what they're calling the next step in mobile development.…