Twitter rolling out DM improvements as it feels the WhatsApp heat

The Direct Message functionality on your official iOS and Android Twitter apps is about to get another upgrade, as the service looks to fight back against WhatsApp and other messenger tools.

Social Media

Acer Aspire E5 review

Looking for a back-to-school laptop at a low price? The Acer Aspire E5 may be what you need. Packing a Core i5 processor and Nvidia graphics, this inexpensive laptop offer good…

  • Pros: Attractive exterior, Decent battery life, Fast processor
  • Cons: Ugly display, Heavy for its size, Slow hard drive

Audiomoda’s Aston Martin Zygote: the strangest wireless speaker we totally want

The Aston Martin Zygote from Audiomoda may have a funny name, but there's not much funny about 240 watts of Class D power, a gorgeous single body shell, or wireless connectivity with DLNA and Airplay.

Home Theater

Hacking into your hotel room is easier than you might think

The next time the lights in your hotel room turn on without warning, tread carefully. A growing trend in the use of automation software is leaving some hotels exposed to enterprising hackers.

Computing

Weird Al’s ‘First World Problems’ hits a little too close to home!

As part of his promotion of his upcoming album, "Mandatory Fun," "Weird Al" Yankovic is releasing new videos all week. From "Tacky" to "Handy," we'll post them all here as they arrive, so stay tuned.

Music

The ultimate 2014 back to school laptop buying guide

Summer is halfway over, so it's time to think about going back to school. Here's what you need to know about buying a laptop for the upcoming school year.

Computing

Starbucks will soon accept online orders for pickup via mobile

Designed to reduce wait times at Starbucks locations around the country, the coffee company plans to launch the ability to place orders for pickup using your mobile device in the near future.

Mobile

159 Awesome Android Apps for Summer 2014

We've completely overhauled our Android apps list. Here are more than 150 of the best apps available on the Google Play Store and beyond. We've got apps in every category, organized so you can find what you want fast and easy.

Mobile

Nvidia reportedly working on Android-based console, Shield tablet gets outed (update)

According to two recent reports, Nvidia is not only prepping an Android-based microconsole, but also a Shield tablet. No word on when, or if, Nvidia will announce these devices.

Mobile

Dell, Newegg start accepting Bitcoin as payment

Likely an attempt to increase sales by appealing to a niche audience that's into computers, Dell is now accepting the virtual currency known as Bitcoin to pay for purchases of anything on Dell.com.

Web

Social media on your wrist: Hicon is a bracelet that makes social networking wearable

The Hicon is a unique bracelet with small, colorful buttons linked to your social media accounts. In other words, it’s wearable social media for your wrist. The goal is to bring social media interactions into the real world.

Social Media

Flipping through The Manual: Badass bike gear, Oregon farm escapes, and more

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Finance Hoursâ€?brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and…

The Manual

Getting fast and furious in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s Stingray

Take a ride in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's Stingray, a hovering ATV equipped with laser beams, freeze rocks, and the ability to hover-slam nearby enemies.

Gaming