Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Snapchat Challenges Twitter And Facebook For Sports Talk

By |January 31st, 2016|

Possession wins trophies or, in this case, ad dollars. That’s why Snapchat stepped up its game late last year by quietly partnering with Stats.com. Now TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has rolled new Live Score geofilters at every NBA arena and some other matches. They let anyone attending overlay real-time updated score graphics atop […]

Apple Is Reportedly Developing Long Distance Wireless Charging For iPads And iPhones

By |January 31st, 2016|

Apple is reportedly developing technology that would allow iPhone and iPad owners to charge their device without needing to plug it into the wall or place it on a charging mat. That’s according to a report from Bloomberg which claims the wireless charging tech could work over unspecified long distances.

Bloomberg speculated that the “cutting-edge” charging could appear in […]

Is Facebook plotting to take on Uber with a ride-sharing service?

By |January 30th, 2016|

Accepting an invitation to a Facebook event isn’t always an easy decision: who else is going? How much will it cost? Will you look awkward and out of place? And how will you get there?

According to a patent for “event-based ride-sharing”, Facebook wants to help out with that last issue – once you’ve promised […]

Updated: Best printer: 15 top inkjet and laser printers

By |January 29th, 2016|

Best printer

What’s the best printer to buy? All-purpose printers are a booming market, and you’re spoilt for choice, so here’s our pick of the best printers on the market right now.

In choosing the best printer your first decision is whether to go for a standard printer, or a multi-function device which includes a scanner […]

Ted Cruz Mocks Trump Debate Absence With Cartoon Duck Snapchat Filter

By |January 29th, 2016|

Ted Cruz has a new nickname for Republican rival Donald Trump: Ducking Donald. And he's propagating it on Snapchat.

The nickname is a reference to Trump's decision to withdraw from tonight's Republican debate, and Cruz's campaign used it in a sponsored Snapchat filter that also included a cartoon rubber duck sporting Trump's trademark hairdo.

In […]

Updated: 10 of the most popular lightweight Linux distros

By |January 28th, 2016|

Introduction

Note: Our most popular lightweight Linux distros round-up has been fully updated. This feature was first published in May 2015.

Modern Linux distros are designed to appeal to a large number of users. As a result, they have become too bloated for older machines or systems with limited resources. If you don’t have several gig […]

Apple Tumbles 6.5% After Growth Flattens

By |January 28th, 2016|

Normally, around a 6.5% percent drop in a stock price is somewhat significant but probably wouldn’t be considered a huge deal. But it’s a different story for Apple, where a 6 percent drop erases tens of billions of dollars in value.

That’s exactly what happened during trading today following the company’s earnings report last night, which signaled the […]

In depth: How Netflix works – 400 billion interactions per day ain't easy

By |January 28th, 2016|

How Netflix works

Eight million events per second, and billions of metrics every minute. That’s the staggering size of video streaming service Netflix, which now claims 37% of peak hours internet bandwidth in the US – and it’s pushing towards being used by close to half the population.

The streaming video service, whose recent raising of […]

Snapchat Spruces Up Its Board With Cosmopolitan Editor Joanna Coles

By |January 27th, 2016|

In case there was any doubt that Snapchat wants to be the mobile generation’s mass media, it’s just added Cosmopolitan Editor-In-Chief Joanna Coles to its board of directors. She joins Snapchat investor Benchmark Capital’s Mitchell Lasky, Sony’s Michael Lynton, and founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy.

Cosmo and the startup were already connected as the […]

We just learned a lot more about dark matter

By |January 26th, 2016|

While we still know very little about dark matter – other than that we can’t feel it or see it, though it accounts for 27% of all matter and energy – a new study shows that the relationship between the mysterious cosmic energy and galaxies is a lot more complex than we first thought.

Scientists […]