Good deal: $200 off Retina 5K iMac

Dante D'Orazio May 23, 2015 10:24 am05.23.2015 36

Earlier this week, Apple cut the price of its beautiful Retina 5K iMac by $200, but Best Buy is where you'll want to go if you're looking for the best deal on the new all-in-one. The big box store is...

An extra $50 off if you have a .edu email address

Mozilla gives up on its dream of a $25 Firefox smartphone

Chris Welch May 22, 2015 03:51 pm05.22.2015 21

Mozilla is learning that making smartphones dirt cheap doesn't guarantee success when you're running up against Google's Android operating system. CNET reports that in an email to employees sent out on...

"We will focus on efforts that provide a better user experience rather than focusing on cost alone." Chris Beard, Mozilla CEO

Florida says former Uber driver is an employee, threatening its business model

Josh Lowensohn May 22, 2015 08:27 pm05.22.2015 51

Uber promises big things for its drivers, from plenty of work to flexible hours, and even discounts on vehicles that can be used when drivers aren't on the clock. However one thing that is not promised...

All thanks to a scooter

How my girlfriend and I tried to fit the Apple Watch into our relationship

Ross Miller May 22, 2015 12:45 pm05.22.2015 103

Have you seen the Apple Watch's "Us" ad? The one-minute spot presents several vignettes of humans interacting from afar by way of wrist, from sending tiny sketches to checking various chat notifications....

Tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap Digital Touch

Snapchat job posting hints at big 2016 election plans

Chris Welch May 22, 2015 11:47 am05.22.2015 2

Snapchat is putting out a call for anyone interested in joining the ephemeral messaging company as a "content analyst." The job is actually far more interesting than its title would have you believe;...

Snapchat is looking for journalists and creative storytellers

The science behind Netflix’s first major redesign in four years

Josh Lowensohn May 22, 2015 11:32 am05.22.2015 34

Back in March, a developer named Renan Cakirerk wrote a small piece of code that made a big impact on Netflix. Cheekily named "god mode," it addressed one of the most annoying aspects of trying to use...

Crossing the streams

Can baby tech make parenting easier?

Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Ben Popper, and Verge Video May 22, 2015 10:30 am05.22.2015

Parenting can be a joy, but it's also pretty hard — so hard that you sometimes end up parking your kid in front of the TV or an iPad just so you can catch a break. But technology can be more than a...

How "smart" is your onesie?

The best keyboard for your iPad

read the review

Apple reportedly wants to include live, local programming on its new TV service

Ben Popper May 22, 2015 10:12 am05.22.2015 40

Apple is reportedly working on a streaming TV service that would rival recent offerings from Sony and Sling. Up until now, it seemed like it would include mostly premium cable channels like ESPN and HBO....

Aereo's dream lives on

How Apple's court-appointed monitor became Cupertino's most wanted

Colin Lecher May 22, 2015 10:00 am05.22.2015 136

Michael Bromwich was in court with the most powerful company and the top government law agency in the country when he seemed to get antsy. Apple and the United States Department of Justice had, after all,...

Apple and Michael Bromwich can't stop fighting

Poo bus breaks wind to set land speed world record

James Vincent May 22, 2015 09:42 am05.22.2015 8

A bus powered by cow manure has set a land speed record in the UK. The biomethane-fueled "Bus Hound" hit a lap speed of 76.785 mph around a test circuit in Bedford — the fastest time recorded for a regular...

"Give it a bit more gas."

I'd rather buy a watch in an alley than from Indiegogo

Thomas Ricker May 22, 2015 07:32 am05.22.2015 11

Did you know that almost every Indiegogo campaign collects money even if the project fails to meet its goal? That’s because 95 percent are set up using so-called Flexible Funding. Fixed Funding is the...


'Eric Shit' is the latest tech CEO to get a portrait made out of poop

James Vincent May 22, 2015 06:09 am05.22.2015 27

The graffiti artist / hacker / poop-painter known as Katsu has revealed the latest portrait in his "Shithead" series of artworks. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was the first to be featured, but Katsu has...

“he had a limited palette in his brown period.” — Some art dealer
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