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Apple is fixing a bug that crashes your iPhone with a text message

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by Jon Fingas 2015-05-27 17:58:00

Beware if you have any jokester friends with iOS devices -- they might just have a way to ruin your day if you have any iOS gadgets of your own. Apple has confirmed that it's fixing a recently discovered bug that crashes iPhones and other iOS 8 hardw...

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Creepy Chrome extension shows where FB messages come from

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by Andrew Tarantola 2015-05-27 16:54:00

Even though Facebook's mobile Messenger specifically tells you that it tracks your location data the first time you install the app (and every time you start a new conversation), most folks don't realize how often and how accurately it actually does ...

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All of your feline fantasies come true in 'Catlateral Damage'

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by Jessica Conditt 2015-05-27 18:22:00

Life would be so much easier as a cat. Few humans recognize the potential for feline bliss better than Chris Chung, the creator of Catlateral Damage, a first-person cat simulator. As a kitty locked up in a house full of annoying human things, your go...

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Oculus Rift and a VR-ready PC will cost $1,500, CEO says

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by Jessica Conditt 2015-05-27 20:07:00

The Oculus Rift is prepared to melt your perceived reality in early 2016 -- if you have the proper PC. If not, a new, Rift-ready PC plus the headset itself should cost around $1,500, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said today at the Re/code conference. "We ...

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This pizza box doubles as a movie projector

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by Jon Fingas 2015-05-27 13:25:00

Movie-and-pizza night usually means having to retreat to the TV in the living room, but not if you live in Hong Kong. Ad firm Ogilvy & Mather HK has built the Pizza Hut Blockbuster Box, a pizza box that turns into a projector at the drop of a hat. Al...

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Office Lens for Android is ready to scan your documents

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by Jon Fingas 2015-05-27 19:40:00

Need to quickly capture that taxi receipt, or the notes from a meeting? You can now pull out your Android phone to do it. After several weeks of testing, Microsoft has released the finished version of Office Lens for Google-powered devices. As a reca...

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Pebble Time's regular pre-orders start on June 22nd

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by Jon Fingas 2015-05-27 18:43:00

If you missed out on Pebble Time's crowdfunding campaign and won't get one of the early units shipping today, you now have a date to mark on your calendar: Pebble has revealed that it's going to start regular pre-orders for the color smartwatch on Ju...

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Apple is reportedly working on its answer to Google Now

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by Jon Fingas 2015-05-27 13:53:00

Apple has made some efforts to give you relevant info when you need it (such as iOS' Today screen), but it hasn't really had a response to Google Now, which brings you everything from timely directions to cheap flights. According to 9to5Mac's sources...

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Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'plundering' product information

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by Mona Lalwani 2015-05-27 17:25:00

Jawbone is suing its archrival, Fitbit, for "systematically plundering" confidential information. According to the complaint, Fitbit recruiters attempted to poach almost one-third of Jawbone's staff. Some of those employees left the company, but not ...

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Chevrolet's 2016 models support both CarPlay and Android Auto

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by Edgar Alvarez 2015-05-27 15:00:00

Apple's and Google's in-car efforts aren't mainstream just yet, but manufacturers have given us a glimpse at how these features will work going forward. Soon enough, most automakers are expected to support CarPlay or Android Auto, even though others ...

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