SXSW 2015 – If a bank can, what’s wrong with IoT?

One of the things I’ve observed my first time here at SXSW is that talk about tech can go deep. Like, behind the scenes. There are a lot of minds and companies inciting change and building ideas in ways that the average consumer may not likely be aware of. Step away from the hype and more »

Finally, you can use Google Flights to search flights with Wi-Fi

I can’t be the only one who’s been ruined by the hopeless abyss that is a flight without Wi-Fi. There I was depending on my six hour cross-country flight to have Wi-Fi so I could do work. That’s right, boss, I was TRYING to be responsible. But the flight took off and no “gogoinflight” ever appeared in my Wi-Fi dropdown menu. It was horrible, and my work was late.

Google tackles new MacBook Retina head-on with $1,000 Chromebook Pixel 2

It’s probably no coincidence Google chose to formally unveil its second-generation Chromebook Pixel in the immediate wake of Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Retina introduction. After all, this ultra-high-end Chrome OS-powered laptop has been in the works for roughly two years now.

Twitter responds to #TheDress and it’s hilarious

If you thought yesterday’s llama chase was laughable enough, I’m sure #TheDress controversy will just make you shudder. But the good news about bad news is that it leads to amazing reactions on social media. That way, when you’re freaking out wondering if the media has gone to the dogs, you can find solace in the fact that the rest of the world also sees the ridiculousness.

Amazon Android store opened up for BB10 users

There is a fairly long list of reasons why BlackBerry 10 is nowhere near as popular as competing mobile operating systems, but one of the big reasons is a lack of apps. Finally, BB10 users will have access to a lot more apps thanks to a software update which opens up the Android store from Amazon.


YouTube launching Android app for kids

A new YouTube app made specifically for kids is on its way. The app will feature kid-centric content that is both original and from certain channels currently on the regular version of YouTube. YouTube Kids is launching on February 23 and will be limited to Android, at least for the time being. Google is not going to charge for the app and it may not be monetized.

Facebook working on VR apps

Facebook is already in the virtual reality world because of its ownership of Oculus VR, but that’s not enough for the social network. The company has revealed it is already working on virtual reality apps that will let users experience Facebook in a new way. Facebook’s work on VR versions of its apps was revealed by product chief Chris Cox during a Recode event.


Yes, President Obama still uses a BlackBerry

Barack Obama has been president for so long that when he first ran for the office, there were not one, but two BlackBerry controversies.

Netflix will expand to Japan in the fall

Japan is one of the upcoming markets that will receive Netflix streaming for movies and TV shows. Netflix has announced it will introduce streaming services to the market in the fall. Little was said about the launch in the company’s post about the expansion. Though, Netflix did say it would have a lot of Japanese-specific content available for streaming upon launch.

Twitter CEO admits company doesn’t handle abuse well

All social networks have their fair share of abusive behavior, whether its Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter. Though, in the case of Twitter, there has been a massive amount of abuse that is not seen with its competitors. Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, now admits the company has not handled abuse well.

Twitter to show tweets in Google search

It will soon be easier to see content from Twitter. The social network has reached a deal with Google to get tweets into the search engine. In real-time, tweets will appear in searches and that will be possible due to Google gaining access to all of the network’s new content as it is posted. Posts from Twitter will begin appearing in searches sometime in the first half of this year.

Android 5.1, yes, 5.1 Lollipop is official and on board Indonesian Android Ones

Well, this is certainly unexpected. Sure, we heard a few whispers of a new Android build numbered 5.1 and still dubbed Lollipop possibly launching in February. Yes, this February. But that was back in December, and since then, we saw no movement on the Google software update front.