Technology and Money

In new ad, Apple pushes, um, productivity
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Perhaps heeding Microsoft’s call, Apple releases an ad called “Dreams,” which is very much about realities. Oh, and apps.

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Winklevii-backed shopping site Hukkster shuts down
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Two-year-old discount shopping startup allowed shoppers to track online merchandise and receive notifications when prices dropped.

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A New Chrome Extension Loads a Different GIF Every Time You Open a Tab
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A lot of my day is spent in search of GIFs—those few seconds of endlessly looping animations that can perfectly describe any mood. A few websites hoard a treasure trove of these motion memes, and of course, I have every single one conveniently bookmarked, but with the help a new chrome extension, my GIF intake […]

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Sprint/T-Mobile plan to buy spectrum together may be blocked by FCC
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A proposal from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would block an attempt by Sprint and T-Mobile US to buy spectrum together in the incentive auction that will transfer airwaves from broadcast TV stations to cellular carriers next year. Announced on Friday, Wheeler’s proposal seeks to help the smallest wireless companies develop business partnerships with larger ones. But it would […]

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What we judge when we judge freemium, and the money we’ve spent on Hearthstone
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BagoGames Few people know what to make of the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood mobile game. By reputation it’s boring, vapid, materialistic, and shallow—according to many serious gamers—and is deplorable not least because players can spend money to get ahead. The wails only grew louder when reports indicated that the game earned $1.6 million in its first […]

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In pictures: The best structural innovations of the year
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Glass Lantern, Istanbul by Eckersley O’Callaghan Institute of Structural Engineers The shortlist for The Structural Awards 2014 has been released by the Institution of Structural Engineers. “We hold the Structural Awards each year to recognise outstanding work by structural engineers, and to raise awareness about the vital global role they play creating innovative design solutions,” […]

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Los Angeles police don't want you flying drones over their stations
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The cops may be eager to experiment with drones for tracking bombs and (possibly) suspects, but they’re apparently not that keen on people turning the tables. The LAPD claims that activist Daniel Saulmon was trespassing when he flew a machine over a…

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Gadget Rewind: Fitness and activity trackers
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Tools for tracking and fine-tuning our fitness regimens are more abundant today than ever. And they’re getting smarter, too. From the simplicity of mechanical step counters to ultra-smart digital devices that pack accelerometers and GPS radios to…

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Green Energy Tips That Can Save You Money Today!
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Most people know that green energy technologies can save money on energy bills, but many people never actually make the switch because they assume that it is difficult or expensive. Now that you have read this article, you should be more …

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