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Apple Just Had The Biggest Quarterly Earnings Of Any Company Ever

Apple had a pretty good quarter. And by "pretty good", I mean it was the biggest quarter in history. And not just for Apple. For any company. Ever. Read More

YouTube drops Flash for HTML5 video as default

The slow death of Adobe Flash has been hastened YouTube, which used the platform as the standard way to play its videos, has dumped Flash in favor of HTML5 for its default web player. The site will...

YouTube will now default to HTML5 players for better support on more devices

Today, YouTube announced that its Web video player will now default to HTML5 over Adobe Flash to add more flexibility for developers, bloggers and consumers. The team wrote that it waited on...

WSJ: Google Fiber is coming to Atlanta, Nashville and North Carolina

Rumors broke over the weekend that Google might bring its gigabit internet Fiber connection to Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, NC next, but it's not stopping there. The Tennesseean reports Nashville...

Google Fiber set to launch in four more US cities

Google is set to announce the expansion of its Google Fiber internet service to four new cities, The Wall Street Journal reports, with the details of the new rollout coming in the next few days....

Apple Q1 2015 earnings: bigger iPhones equal bigger sales

Apple just posted its first quarter results, and as expected, it was a big one. Led once again by record sales of new iPhones and holiday sales of iPads and Macs, Apple posted earnings of $18...

Watch people lose their minds when subjected to the Tesla P85D's 'insane' mode

When Elon Musk first showed off the Model S P85D, Tesla's high-end all-wheel-drive electric car, he said that his company wanted to reach the kind of acceleration achieved by the world's greatest...

Tron-like Glow headphones pulse to the music and your heart

At first glance, a pair of Glow headphones might seem like gimmicky glow-in-the-dark earbuds that are designed to get your attention and not much else. But look a little closer and you'll find...

YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default

Here is one more nail in Flash's coffin: starting today, YouTube defaults to using HTML5 video on all modern browsers, including Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox. YouTube...

Doctor Who's David Tennant will play Marvel villain on Netflix

Marvel upcoming Netflix series, AKA Jessica Jones, is only getting bigger. After casting Krysten Ritter in the lead role and Mike Colter as Luke Cage , Doctor Who's own David Tennant has just been...

Tim Cook says Apple Watch is coming in April

Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced that the Apple Watch will begin shipping in April. Continue reading?

The German government is funding a Battlestar Galactica larp on a retired destroyer

Live-action role-playing, or larping, can be just a nice way to spend a weekend. But especially in parts of Europe, it's also an educational tool and that doesn't necessarily make it any less cool....

Apple releases iOS 8.1.3, reduces amount of free space needed for updates

Apple has just released an update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that addresses a number of bugs and adds a couple of new features to the platform. Available for download now, the biggest...

These are your new all-female Ghostbusters

Melissa McCarthy. Kristen Wiig. Kate McKinnon. Leslie Jones. Barring some calamitous event like cats and dogs living together, this is the new comedic quartet starring in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters...

New Sonos logo design pulses like a speaker when scrolled

Go ahead and give the page a wiggle. The pulsing effect you see, akin to a throbbing speaker, is the outcome of a new identity created for Sonos by Bruce Mau Design. It s not clear if the illusion...

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously Leatherman President Ben Rivera is...

Watch the first teaser trailer for The Fantastic Four

The first teaser trailer for Chronicle director Josh Trank's take on The Fantastic Four is finally out, and it looks amazing. Here we see the cast show off their new powers, and it already looks...

I just saw the first movie from Oculus, and it is the future

You ll have to excuse me. I m going to sound a little excited now. Earlier today Oculus announced Story Studio, its in-house production team dedicated to producing virtual reality movies. We ve...

Watch the first ever video of a laser beam moving through thin air

For the first time ever scientists have captured a video of a laser s flight path as it moves through the air. The clip above was created using a new ultra high-speed camera capable of detecting...

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

Tangerine, a breakout hit from this year s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And...

Sony is killing its awful music service and bringing Spotify to PlayStation

Sony is betting its music streaming future on Spotify. Today the company quietly announced that it will be shutting down its unsuccessful Music Unlimited service on March 29th, 2015. In its place,...

Apple shipped its billionth iOS device this past November

Apple has started the investor call for its huge Q1 2015 earnings release, and CEO Tim Cook took a moment to announce that the company has now shipped more than 1 billion iOS devices. That...

The Case That Turns Your Phone Into A Polaroid Camera Is Now On Kickstarter

The Prynt case, which lets you print photos directly from your phone, is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter. Read More

YouTube defaults to HTML5 on the web

If you've been hoping for YouTube to drop the notoriously buggy Flash video format as its default player, well good news. Nearly five years after the streaming giant started supporting the HTML5...

Exclusive: politicians are supporting Comcast's TWC merger with letters ghostwritten by...

On August 21st, 2014, Mayor Jere Wood of Roswell, Georgia, sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission expressing emphatic support for Comcast s controversial effort to merge with Time...

WhatsApp Comes To The Desktop

Are you one of the 600 million people on WhatsApp? Do you grow tired of having to type all of your messages through your phone? Good news! There's now a desktop version. It's a web app rather than...

This is what a combined Xbox One/Playstation 4 laptop looks like

Who needs a PS Vita when you can carry both an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 around with you in the same case? This is apparently the thinking behind the Playbox: a monstrous console mod by serial...

HTC allegedly launching two new phones on March 1st

HTC has already revealed that it will be making a major product announcement on March 1st at the Mobile World Congress trade show. Many expect the company to announce the M9, a successor to last...

Microsoft just showed us the future, through a tiny window

We just finished a heavily scripted, carefully managed, and completely amazing demonstration of Microsoft's HoloLens technology. Four demos, actually, each designed to show off a different use case...

WhatsApp finally launches on the Web

It seems the day many people have been waiting for is finally here WhatsApp is now available on your desktop. The new Web client is actually a simple mirror from the WhatsApp app on your phone, so...

Bill Gates is guest-editing The Verge in February

I m very excited to announce that Bill Gates will be The Verge s first ever guest editor in February. This is a new type of collaboration for us, but there s no one better than Bill to lead the way...

Drone packed with crystal meth crashes near US-Mexico border

A drone packed with drugs crashed this week near the US border with Mexico, police in Tijuana announced Wednesday. As the Associated Press reports, the remote-controlled aircraft was packed with...

Exploding Kittens becomes the most backed Kickstarter project of all time

Exploding Kittens, a card game illustrated by famed web cartoonist Matthew Inman aka The Oatmeal, has become the most backed Kickstarter project of all time. The game billed as "a highly strategic...

Louis C.K. has just released a new $5 comedy special online

Comedian Louis C.K. is once again releasing a special for $5. Following in the tradition of last year's movie ($5) and HBO special ($5), Live at The Comedy Store is a one-hour stand-up special...

Mission Impossible 5 will be released this July

Mission Impossible 5 just had its release date moved way up. The film will now be coming out this summer, on July 31st, instead of on Christmas Day. The Hollywood Reporter suggests that Paramount...

Microsoft To Provide Free Upgrades To Windows 10

If you are on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1, inside the first year of Windows 10, you will be eligible for a free upgrade. Microsoft made the announcement this morning at an event on...

Swyp wants to replace all the credit, loyalty and gift cards in your wallet

High-tech cards that store all your credit, gift and loyalty card info haven't exactly made it big yet, but the competition's already heating up. The newest entry in the race is called Swyp: a...

This is the main cast of the new Steve Jobs movie

Filming is already underway for the next Steve Jobs biopic, though today Universal detailed its casting choices for the main characters of the film, which are (of course) based on real people. The...

This Chrome extension turns YouTube into a serious music service

YouTube launched its music platform late last year to little fanfare, offering all you can eat music for $7.99/month on the site, with no ads. While many of us use YouTube to listen to the...

It's Apple's fault that the Nexus 6 doesn't have a fingerprint sensor

Former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has confessed that the dimple at the back of the Nexus 6 was originally intended to play host to a fingerprint sensor. Back in 2011, Motorola was a pioneer in...

Microsoft reveals its Internet Explorer successor will support extensions

Microsoft is planning to support extensions in the successor to its Internet Explorer browser. Currently codenamed Spartan, the new browser will be included as part of Windows 10 across PCs,...

Siblings with autism rarely share genetic mutations

The majority of siblings with autism spectrum disorder don't share genetic mutations associated with the disorder, reports a new study published today in Nature Medicine. Children who do share...

Verizon won't do rollover data and doesn't care if you leave for T-Mobile

T-Mobile made headlines when it announced rollover data as the latest of its Uncarrier initiatives, letting customers carry over the unused data they've already paid for into subsequent billing...

This supercut turns cinema's greatest sword fights into one epic duel

Ah, the sword fight. What would cinema be without it? The action movie staple is so familiar and, at times, formulaic that it seems you could smush them all into one. Video editor Clara Darko has...

TI's super-slim graphing calculator shows that math can be stylish

Who said that graphing calculators were dead in the smartphone era? Certainly not Texas Instruments -- if anything, it's showing that there's still plenty of life left in dedicated math machines....

Borderlands is finally coming to PS4 and Xbox One

The Borderlands series is finally going next-gen and to celebrate, you can buy a remote controlled version of Claptrap, gaming's most obnoxious robot . Today 2K Games announced the new Borderlands:...

Hands on with HoloLens: making the virtual real

For the second time in as many months I feel like I've taken a step into the world of science fiction and for the second time in as many months, it's Microsoft who put me there. After locking away...

Moment's new case gives your phone a real shutter button

Taking photos with your smartphone is quick, convenient, and, more often than not, pretty fun. But even the most die-hard smartphone shooters would admit that taking photos with your phone isn't...

Google's Waze is a stalking app, claim US police

Sheriffs have accused Google s Waze traffic app of being a stalking app and called for alerts that indicate when police are nearby to be switched off, reports The Guardian. In 2013, Google acquired...

Emma Watson will play Belle in Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson had a big year in 2014, co-starring in Darren Aronofsky's Noah and serving as the UN's Women Goodwill Ambassador. Now, Disney has just announced that the Harry Potter alum is slated to...

Smart, touch-free thermometer gets temperatures for almost anything

There's no shortage of smart thermometers out there, but they tend to have one or more catches: many only work in certain conditions, aren't very pocketable or require some kind of contact....

Police think Waze's traffic app puts officers in danger

You may use Google's Waze app primarily to avoid traffic jams and watch out for speed cameras, but some American police see it as threat -- and they want Google to do something about it. Officers...

Windows 10 is a free upgrade for all 8.1 users

Wondering how much Windows 10 will set you back? In most cases, nothing. Microsoft has announced that the new operating system will be a free upgrade for everyone using Windows 8.1 and Windows...

Apple Pay is already crushing all competitors in the contactless payment space

Back in October, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the newly-launched Apple Pay was already the leader in the contactless payments, with it already been used more than the total of all other competitors...

Auschwitz Museum celebrating 70th anniversary of liberation with YouTube livestream

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, when Soviet troops marched into the Nazi death camp and freed its remaining survivors. By January 1945, the Nazi war...

Microsoft's Surface tablet and Xbox businesses are booming

Microsoft appears to be well past the days when it was writing off unsold Surface tablets and struggling to match Sony in game console sales. The Windows developer reports that its Devices and...

Elon Musk debunks electric space rockets after Simpsons lampooning

After Elon Musk appeared on the Simpsons last night and jetted off at the end of the episode in his Dragon spacecraft, Lisa points out that "for a man who likes electric cars he sure burns a lot of...

Netflix will have 'The Interview' streaming on Saturday

In the midst of Netflix's Q4 financial report (if you're wondering - it added the expected amount of subscribers this time, unlike Q3) it revealed a few things viewers will actually be interested...

Dell XPS 13 review (2015): Meet the world's smallest 13-inch laptop

CES has come and gone; the holidays are long past; and now all we're left with are a few months of dreary weather. No fun, right? Right. Except if you're a tech writer. Now that most major...

Google Fiber rollout confirmed for Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham

Right on schedule, Google has confirmed the next cities to receive its high-speed Google Fiber gigabit internet and TV service. According to a blog post from the company, 18 cities across four...

Someone just hijacked Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts

Taylor Swift's Twitter account was broken into this afternoon, with her profile tweeting out to over 51 million fans that they should follow someone who claims to be the "leader" of Lizard Squad,...

Amazon will let everyone watch Transparent for 24 hours this Saturday

Transparent is putting Amazon on the map for original programming in a bigger way than any of the company's other shows have. And there are awards to prove it. Jill Solloway's series earned two...

Microsoft is no longer manufacturing the Surface 2

Microsoft's Surface just had a very healthy quarter, bringing the company $1.1 billion in revenue. While we don't actually know how many units that is, Microsoft says that most of them were its...

Tim Cook: Apple Watch will ship in April

During today s 2015 first quarter call, Tim Cook announced that the Apple Watch will ship In April. He said that development of the watch was on schedule. This in the heels of today s news that...

We need to stop treating weather scientists like oracles

It's mid-afternoon on Tuesday, and much of New York City is probably still smarting after the so-called snowstorm of the century turned out to be just a snowy day. Wherever you stand on the...

Apple Beats In Q1 2015 With $74.6B Revenue, $18B Profit And $3.06 EPS

Apple has just released its fiscal Q1 2015 earnings, reporting $74.6 billion in revenue, $18 billion in net profit representing $3.06 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to...

Cops decry Waze traffic app as a police stalker

Police officials have lobbied for the right to conduct a variety of unfettered electronic surveillance tactics on the public, everything from being able to affix GPS trackers on vehicles to...

Facebook and Instagram taken offline as Lizard Squad hackers hint at responsibility

Facebook and Instagram were both taken offline this morning around 1AM ET, with hacker group Lizard Squad hinting that they may have been responsible. The social network s help site for developers...

New wireless services from Google and Cablevision will lean heavily on Wi-Fi

It looks like Republic Wireless the upstart cellular service that uses Wi-Fi and falls back to Sprint when necessary was onto something when it launched back in 2011. Rumors have popped up in...

PlayStation is getting a Spotify-powered music service, closing Music Unlimited

Sony today revealed PlayStation Music, a new Spotify-powered music service coming to PlayStation 3, 4 and "Xperia smartphones and tablets" this spring. The service will outright replace Music...

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is getting a late night National Geographic talk show

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's foray into television with the reboot of Cosmos last year has led to another show about science. Today the National Geographic Channel said that it's tapping Tyson for what...

Police worry Google's Waze app is a tool for cop stalkers

Local sheriffs around the US are pressuring Google to turn off the police reporting software on its traffic app Waze, the Associated Press reports. The app, which alerts drivers to issues like car...

Alfred turns your iPad or iPhone into a remote control for your Mac

A new app available in the iOS App Store today will let you configure your iPhone or iPad as a kind of supercharged remote control for your Mac. Called Alfred Remote, it essentially offers you...

This is Swyp, the latest card that wants to store all your other credit cards

Every startup has an origin story, sometimes original but often manufactured to make a company seem more exciting. Ash Dhodapkar s is about as mundane as they come. While on vacation he managed to...

Google Brings Fiber To Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville And Raleigh-Durham

After a few weeks of rumors, Google today officially announced that it is bringing its Google Fiber Internet and TV service to eighteen new cities in four metro areas. These include Atlanta, GA,...

A drunk intelligence worker crashed that drone near the White House

When you heard that someone crash-landed a drone on the White House's grounds at 3AM on a Monday morning, did you suspect that the pilot was hammered? Well, you're right. Officials have revealed...

Tim Cook expects to ship the Apple Watch in April

Of all the mysteries still surrounding the Apple Watch, its long-awaited launch window was easily the most debated. Well, not any more. Apple CEO Tim Cook just confirmed during the company's...

How Yello Mobile Ate 61 Startups In One Year

So many eyeballs, so little growth. Or so Yahoo's recent performance under Marissa Mayer could be summarized. Joining Yahoo as its head in 2012, Mayer quickly made a splash with a rapid series of...

When did Apple become the boring one?

In less than a decade, Apple completely changed the world of personal computing, and the music industry in the process. First came the iPod and the iTunes Store, then the iPhone and App Store, and...

YouTube says HTML5 video ready for primetime, makes it default

Everyone hates Flash, right? You have to install a plug-in, it's resource intensive, it doesn't work on mobile, and it causes all sorts of security problems. YouTube has been working on ridding...

The music industry's best-known production app will soon be free

You've probably heard the output of Avid's Pro Tools audio production software, even if you don't know what it's like -- it's virtually a staple of the music industry, and spawned now-famous (or...

Snapchat Launches Discover

Snapchat now has a Discover feature, which will let you see content from brands like ESPN, CNN, Vice and Warner Music. According to the blog post and video (embedded below), users will be able to...

Apple Patents Snap-On Game Controller And Keyboard Accessories For iPhone

Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that covers modular accessories for mobile devices like the iPhone, which include a physical gamepad with action buttons, D-pads and analog joysticks; a...

Facebook and Instagram get knocked offline.. for about an hour

Snowmageddon might not be all that fun those experiencing it on the East Coast, but it could well be affecting the rest of us too. Starting around 1am ET, Facebook and Instagram were both...

SkyMall files for bankruptcy, but 'hopeful' iconic catalog will survive

Next time you're on a plane, it's possible you'll no longer have the iconic SkyMall magazine as reading material. The parent company behind the whimsical, wonderfully weird catalog a mainstay in...

Grim Fandango Remastered might be the perfect video game remake

There wasn't anything like Grim Fandango when it first came out in 1998. Nearly two decades later, there's still nothing that comes close. The adventure game tells the story of Manny, a salesman...

Facebook's new app for developing countries is just 252KB

Facebook has always made a point of catering to people with poor internet connections, and now it s giving these users a dedicated app: Facebook Lite . Available only for Android phones in select...

Microsoft is ready to be loved again

"We have bigger hopes, higher aspirations for Windows," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, standing on a stage above a secret room filled with crazy holographic technology. "We want to...

I saw a rocket launch, and now I'm in love with NASA

Big ambitions and bigger rockets, what's not to love? Continue reading?

Teenage Engineering designed a set of incredible pocket synthesizers that cost $59 each

Swedish hardware designers Teenage Engineering have made a name for themselves by building some of the most unique and creative musical gear on the market. But devices like the gorgeous,...

Louie will return to FX for season five on April 9th

Louie will return for season five on April 9th, FX announced yesterday. Louis C.K., the show's writer, director, and star, has said the eight-episode run will take on a lighter tone than the fourth...

The DEA has been spying on millions of US drivers for years

The United States Justice Department is tracking millions of vehicles nationwide as part of a secret intelligence-gathering program, The Wall Street Journal reports. The surveillance program is...

Facebook and Instagram are down right now

Several users worldwide are experiencing issues connecting to Facebook and Instagram, both on the Web and via mobile apps. It s not clear what s causing the outage, which first occurred around...

Why you should stop relying on your phone, and buy a nice camera

I wish I had bought a better camera sooner. The past decade my first date with my wife to our marriage, the Kansas City Royals worst seasons to their World Series run, college, jobs, and everything...

Meet Vivaldi, a new browser from the former CEO of Opera

Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing its newest browser, Project Spartan, we ve got another brand new contender in the browser wars: Vivaldi. The new browser, which is available for Windows,...

Turkey orders Facebook to block pages that insult the Prophet Mohammed

Turkey has moved to block several Facebook pages considered insulting to the Prophet Mohammed. A Turkish court ordered Facebook to close the offending pages in a ruling handed down Sunday, Reuters...

Next-Gen Email Platform Nilas (Previously Inbox) Grabs $8 Million, Preps Its Own Email...

Nilas, the startup founded by Dropbox and MIT alums, previously known as Inbox and focused on offering developers a better API for building email client applications, has raised $8 million in...

Cop who stole nude pics off arrested women's phones gets no jail time

A now-former California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer who was charged with criminal felony charges after seizing and distributing racy photos copied from arrestees phones has pleaded no contest and...

'MythBusters' tackles 'Doom' and the lore of first-person shooters

Have you ever wondered if a regular human could carry the health packs, guns, chainsaw and all the other stuff from Doom? Well, it looks like we're about to find out. The disproving duo of Adam...

T-Mobile will ignore bad credit if you're loyal and want a new phone

And the Un-carrier march continues unabated. This time, T-Mobile CEO John Legere address the consumer masses via YouTube to launch a new initiative that aims to help put a smartphone in the hands...

Kyle MacLachlan will return as Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks next year

He's back, Diane! While his involvement has been hinted at for months, Deadline confirms that Kyle MacLachlan has closed a deal with Showtime to star in the upcoming Twin Peaks update due out next...