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Google Now Just Got A Lot More Useful

Google Now Just Got A Lot More Useful

By Chris Crum January 30, 2015

Google Now may be getting a whole lot more useful as Google just announced that it’s integrating with third-party apps on Android. The company has already partnered with over 30 developers to bring new cards into the fold, giving users …

FCC Says Broadband Internet Must Hit 25Mbps FCC Says Broadband Internet Must Hit 25Mbps

If your ISP doesn’t provide download speeds of 25Mbps, it can no longer tell you you’re getting broadband internet. The Federal Communications Commission has just voted to change the definition of “broadband”, raising the minimum download speed from 4Mbps to …

Nickelodeon Is Working on Subscription Video Service Nickelodeon Is Working on Subscription Video Service

Spongebob is coming to a streaming device near you. Nickelodeon will soon unveil its own subscription streaming service, according to the network’s parent company Viacom. Variety has the details, which so far are pretty sparse: More details about the service …

Police Waze Hate Is Sorta About Speeding Tickets Police Waze Hate Is Sorta About Speeding Tickets

Law enforcement organizations like the National Sheriffs’ Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the LAPD have spent the last week expressing concerns over Waze, a Google-owned app that allows people to crowdsource traffic data. The app just so happens …

FAA Declares the Super Bowl a 'No Drone Zone' FAA Declares the Super Bowl a 'No Drone Zone'

The Federal Aviation Administration would like you to please refrain from flying your unmanned aircraft over the Super Bowl. “Many familiar sounds are associated with the Super Bowl: Cheering fans. Referee whistles. The spectacular halftime show. Booming fireworks. But one …

Bill Gates Worries About the Rise of the Machines Bill Gates Worries About the Rise of the Machines

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, who knows a thing or two about technology, is concerned about the day when our artificial intelligence gets a little too smart for its own good and decides it probably doesn’t have to listen to the …

FCC to Businesses: Blocking Wi-Fi Is 100% Illegal FCC to Businesses: Blocking Wi-Fi Is 100% Illegal

The Federal Communications Commission has stated, unequivocally, that businesses which interfere with consumers’ Wi-Fi are in direct violation of the law. “In the 21st Century, Wi-Fi, represents an essential on-ramp to the internet. Personal Wi-Fi networks, or “hot spots,” are …

'Steve Jobs' Cast Confirmed, Filming Begins 'Steve Jobs' Cast Confirmed, Filming Begins

Shooting for Universal Pictures’ Steve Jobs biopic (formerly Sony Pictures’ Steve Jobs biopic), has officially begun – and with that, the official cast has been announced. No real surprises here, as Michael Fassbender will play Jobs. Kate Winslet will play …

Man Who Crashed Drone at White House Was Drunk Man Who Crashed Drone at White House Was Drunk

We now know a little bit more about the guy who crashed a drone into the White House lawn in the early morning hours on Monday. The Secret Service has confirmed that the man is a government employee, who works …

Apple Pay Coming to 200K+ Self-Service Kiosks Apple Pay Coming to 200K+ Self-Service Kiosks

Apple and USA Technologies have just entered into a partnership that will make the company’s mobile payment solution, Apple Pay, available in over 200,000 self-service retail locations. What do they mean by “self-service retail locations”? Things like vending machines, laundry …

Google Fiber Coming to Four New Cities: Report Google Fiber Coming to Four New Cities: Report

According to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Google is gearing up to announce that its Fiber initiative is expanding into four metro areas. The four cities reportedly getting Google Fiber next are Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville. From …

Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats

Earlier this month, Automattic gave us a look at a bunch of stats about WordPress.com blogs in 2014. They were pretty impressive. For example, there were a total of 18,300,771 new blogs created throughout the year. That’s up 12.5% compared …

Cast Revealed for Adam Sandler's New Netflix Movie Cast Revealed for Adam Sandler's New Netflix Movie

Adam Sandler, who’s going to spend the next few years producing original films for Netflix, has assembled a huge cast for his first attempt – a “comedic spin on ensemble westerns like The Magnificent Seven” called Ridiculous 6. According to …

Police Think Google’s Waze App Could Get Them Killed Police Think Google’s Waze App Could Get Them Killed

Crowdsourced traffic app Waze lets users input a lot of information about the roads they travel – accidents, construction zones, icy roads, etc. It also lets users tell each other about that cop posted up at the upcoming intersection. And …

WikiLeaks Blasts Google For Giving FBI Personal Data WikiLeaks Blasts Google For Giving FBI Personal Data

Google reportedly delayed by two and a half years disclosure to WikiLeaks that it gave emails and other data from three of its staff to the FBI. This occurred after a federal judge issued a warrant. Michael Ratner of the …

Orange Is The New Black Had Big Night at SAG Awards Orange Is The New Black Had Big Night at SAG Awards

Score some major awards for Netflix, who nabbed three at Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild awards. The first award of the night went to Orange Is The New Black‘s Uzo Aduba, who took home the Actor for Outstanding Performance by …

Netflix Inks Deal for Four Duplass Brothers Films Netflix Inks Deal for Four Duplass Brothers Films

Recently-prolific filmmaking brothers Mark and Jay Duplass have inked a big deal with Netflix. According to Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos, speaking with Deadline, Duplass Brothers Productions have signed a four-film agreement with Netflix. Each film will hit Netflix exclusively …