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Roku wants to grow its media hub empire with a public stock filing

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by Jon Fingas 2014-10-25 18:19:00

Roku frequently comes across as the little media player company that could: its streaming box business is growing in spite of much larger competition. As healthy as it is, though, this upstart now appears eager to join the big leagues. Tipsters for...

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Twitpic's last-minute deal with Twitter keeps your old photos safe

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by Jon Fingas 2014-10-25 16:12:00

Twitpic may not have avoided an untimely demise, but you won't have to worry about some of your older Twitter photos disappearing into the void. The defunct hosting company has reached a last-minute deal that will have Twitter take over both the...

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Drug stores drop Apple Pay and Google Wallet to push their own payment tech

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by Jon Fingas 2014-10-25 14:27:00

If you're bent on using Apple Pay or Google Wallet for your shopping, you may have to be finicky about your choice of drug stores. Both CVS and Rite Aid have shut off their support for NFC-based payments just days after Apple Pay went live. Try to...

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Who'd have thought the Power Mac G5 made a good bench?

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by Daniel Cooper 2014-10-25 09:04:00

Like it or loathe it, you have to admit that the design of the Power Mac G5 was a very clever way of getting around the system's legendary thermal issues. It was no surprise that the ol' cheesegrater was kept around for the Mac Pro, at least until...

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IRL: Keeping a journal with Day One

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by Frank Spinillo 2014-10-25 13:00:00

Trying to keep a journal has always been difficult for me. Before the age of smartphones, I tried to rely on text files or a physical notepad. If I wasn't forgetting to write down my thoughts, I was losing the file or my handwriting was so bad it...

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Investigating the science in Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

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by Timothy J. Seppala 2014-10-25 11:44:00

Even the most well respected filmmakers have been known to bend the truth a bit when it comes to depicting science on the silver screen, throwing accuracy to the wind in favor of trivialities like "plot" and "drama." We kid, of course. But how does...

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Sony wants to show you how PS4's online game-sharing works

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by Timothy J. Seppala 2014-10-25 10:38:00

When next Tuesday's 2.0 update hits for the PlayStation 4, Sony will finally turn one of the most ambitious promises it made when the console was first announced a reality. We're talking about Share Play, of course. We know: the ability to virtually...

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Robotic hand uses the power of static electricity to pick up objects

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by Mariella Moon 2014-10-25 07:18:00

A cheap robotic hand developed by a company called Grabit offers something most of the other mechanical limbs we've seen before don't: the ability to pick up objects using electrostatic attraction. Even if you're not familiar with term, you've likely...

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Amazon has made its Appstore for Android obsolete

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by Michael Gorman 2014-10-25 02:39:00

Since its creation, the Amazon Appstore stood apart, banned from being offered in the official store for Android apps, Google Play, until now... sort of. When Amazon recently updated its main Android app, it got a new "Apps & Games" department that...

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List vs IEnumerable vs IQueryable vs ICollection vs IDictionary

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2014-10-25 07:17:00

This article is one of the first source that collect all of data structure from Array, IQueryable, IEnumerable and compares these ones clearly.

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