When the power goes out, it's terrible. Nothing works, and for some reason it's impossible to remember that: I always find myself doing things like "well if I can't watch TV I can at least read this book, I'll just turn on the light..." and then nada of course. With SmartCharge, a new Kickstarter project, that might actually work, since it's an LED bulb with a built-in power reserve that remains on uninterrupted when the rest of your power goes off.
Paul Bragiel, the
batshit crazy awesome VC who has been training for months in the Arctic Circle to compete in the Sochi Winter Olympics, has a side charity project up his sleeve.
After seeing dozens of other younger Olympic contenders struggle to raise funds for training, he felt he needed to do something to help out. Some friends over at…
Happy pre-fat day, Super Troopers. Today Microsoft brought Xbox Video to the web, meaning that if you use the service on your Xbox or Windows 8.1 device, you can access your content on other machines.
The downside? There is no HD playback, which will disappoint many. The easy rebuttal to that is that people who use Xbox Video likely have an Xbox console, which is probably linked to the largest screen in their house.
Nokia's shareholders have approved the sale of its devices & services unit to Microsoft at an EGM held today in Helsinki, the FT reports. The transaction is still expected to close in the first quarter of next year (subject to regulatory approvals), with Nokia in a caretaker role of its own mobile making division until early 2014.
Update: Nokia has now confirmed the outcome of the shareholders' vote in a…
The PS4 is a lovely gaming kit. It's sleek. Monolithic. And relatively small in comparison to the Xbox One. Sony did its 4th generation console right. iFixit found in its teardown that the gaming system is nearly as beautiful on the inside as it is on the out. But that shouldn't be a big surprise. It's a Sony product and Sony knows how to build things.
Google Play Music finally hits iOS with a free month of All Access and programmable radio in 21 countries
After much anticipation, Google finally released its native Google Play Music app for iOS today. The All Access and Radio service was originally announced at Google IO in May with the promise that it would be ported to iOS devices a few weeks later. Then it was rumored last month. Well, today it is really here and Google was nice enough to give us a great look at the service yesterday (video above).
Microsoft today announced that it has renewed its partnership with Twitter, giving Bing access to all of the public content Twitter's users create. The terse three-sentence announcement is short on details, but a Microsoft spokesperson told us it extends, for an unspecified amount of time, the deal the two companies made four years ago.
"The past four years partnering with Twitter have been great, and we’re excited to continue that relationship in order to help deliver the best possible search experience," the spokesperson told us.