Comcast’s low-cost Internet Essentials is getting a speedy upgrade
In an upgrade the many consider long overdue, the telecommunications company Comcast is boosting its low-cost Internet Essentials program, increasing the speed of the connection to 10 Mbps. The post Comcast’s low-cost Internet Essentials is getting a speedy upgrade appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Use Your Google Calendar in the Windows 10 Calendar App
With the arrival of Windows 10, we’ve been greeted with a new slew of functionality-based programs and applications. One of these additions is the revamped Calendar app,  which isn’t just more functional than its predecessor, it’s actually (dare I say), downright pleasurable to use. But what if you want your classic Google Calendar synced up with Microsoft’s internal app ecosystem?Click Here to Continue Reading...
Elon Musk -- Third Time's a Charm ... Pulls Plug on Divorce Again!
Billionaire PayPal and Tesla founder Elon Musk isn't quite ready to legally cut ties from his wife -- he's ditching plans to divorce actress Talulah Riley ... whom he already divorced once before.  Musk filed for divorce on January 1, 2015, but…
Vernox Labs Mines Unstructured Data To Help Developers, Contractors Reduce Construction Costs
 Urban construction and development is about as far as you can get from an easily scalable business. Designs from architects are usually bespoke or one-off. Land-use politics are unpredictable. Individual construction sites are uniquely sized and materials can change from building to building. So cost overruns are the norm, rather than the exception. A new Y Combinator-backed company… Read More ...
New Taliban leader facing tension as top official quits
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A top Taliban official announced his resignation on Tuesday amid a growing leadership struggle in the Afghan insurgent movement after news of the death of leader Mullah Mohammad Omar last week. ...
Altra IQ running shoes track metrics, work with iFit app
Altra Running has unveiled it new Altra IQ running shoe equipped with iFit tech to gather running data. There’s a multi-sensor system embedded in the shoe that is said to be “razor-thin”. The related connectivity pipes the data from the shoes to a smartphone or smartwatch running the iFit app. As with similar apps, the data is aggregated and presented … Continue reading...
The bigger they come, the harder they fall: Our 35 favorite iPhone 6 Plus cases
Apple’s first super-sized smartphone is the iPhone 6 Plus. It may sport “ion-strengthened” glass, but we’re willing to bet a nasty fall will put that durability to the test. It’s time to shop for iPhone 6 Plus cases. The post The bigger they come, the harder they fall: Our 35 favorite iPhone 6 Plus cases appeared first on Digital Trends....
James Harden & Nike -- No Knee-Jerk Reactions to Adidas Offer
Nike is unsure if it's gonna just do it with James Harden -- TMZ Sports has learned the Swoosh isn't jumping to top his $200 million Adidas offer. We spoke with some Nike honchos who told us they held a war room style gathering in the wake of…
Xiaomi confirms MIUI 7 launch on 13 August in China
Xiaomi confirms that the upcoming event is scheduled for August 13 where the company will unveil the new MIUI 7. The company is also expected to reveal its next flagship smartphone, Xiaomi Mi 5 during the same event. According to MIUI’s Forum, “Xiaomi New Product Launch Event is coming on Aug.13, 2015! And it’s confirmed, MIUI 7 will be released!” The event will take place at China National Convention Center. Xiaomi’s MIUI was launched over a year ago. MI...
Netflix Announces Its New ‘Unlimited’ Maternity And Paternity Leave Program
 A few hours after hitting its all-time stock price high today, Netflix has announced a new program for all employees. In a blog post, Netflix outlined its unlimited maternity and paternity leave program. Its “Chief Talent Office”, Tawni Cranz, said: At Netflix, we work hard to foster a “freedom and responsibility” culture that gives our employees context about our… Read More ...
Pfizer wins EU approval for $15 billion Hospira buy
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer gained European Union antitrust approval on Tuesday for its proposed $15 billion acquisition of U.S. rival Hospira after pledging to sell some drugs to allay competition concerns. ...
Star Wars Death Star Final Duel LEGO Review
Today's LEGO review of Palpatine's Throne Rome, otherwise known as the "Death Star Final Duel", we're going to do something different. Instead of just getting up close and personal with all the little bits, we've gone ahead and captured a number of emotional, colorful recreations of the most epic scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the film from … Continue reading...
Robert Downey Jr. ranked world's top-earning actor by Forbes
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. was named the world's top-earning actor on Tuesday by Forbes, taking first place on a list that featured leading men from Bollywood as well as Hollywood for the first time. ...
Kevin Bacon’s answer to gratuitous female nudity in movies? More male nudity
Kevin Bacon suggests a novel way to address the problem of gratuitous female nudity in film during a hilarious new PSA. According to the actor, the problem isn't that women have to strip down too often, it's that men don't get to do it enough. The post Kevin Bacon’s answer to gratuitous female nudity in movies? More male nudity appeared first on Digital Trends....
How do You Stop the Google Privacy Reminder Message from Constantly Appearing?
Being notified about changes or updates to privacy settings on occasion is one thing, but when you are repeatedly bombarded with the same exact message day after day no matter what you do, then something has to give. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions to help a very frustrated reader get rid of an annoying reminder message.Click Here to Continue Reading...
'Lion King' Animator Posts Tribute Image of Cecil the Lion
Cecil the Lion may have been tragically murdered, but his memory lives on in the hearts of animal lovers around the world. One of those is Aaron Blaise, an animator who worked on "Lion King," "Aladdin," and "Beauty and the Beast." He rendered a stunning tribute image of Cecil, which he posted to his website. "Like many people around the world, I was extremely moved by the recent tragedy surrounding the hunting and killing of the beloved lion know as Cecil," he wrote. In the image, Cecil appears...
Kylie Jenner -- I Don't Want to Be on Camera ... No, Really!
Kylie Jenner is making Kardashian-Jenner family history by trying to AVOID a camera -- as part of her car accident lawsuit. Jenner is looking to get out of giving a videotaped deposition related to her August 2013 crash ... which happened just 18…
Motorola announces doorstep after-sales service in North India
Motorola has just announced its latest after-sales service called Moto Xpress. The pilot project for this service will begin in New Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. This home pick-up and drop service from Motorola will aim to rectify any software and accessories related issues within an hour. For phone related hardware issues, Motorola says the Moto Xpress will resolve the issue within 5 working days. But the service will come at a cost – Rs 199 per service. “In case, an issue arises w...
Etsy Beats In Q2 But Falls 13% After Hours On Troublesome Q3 Guidance
 Today following the cessation of trading, Etsy reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $61.4 million, and earnings per share of negative $0.07. The street had expected Etsy to lose $0.08 per share, off revenue of around $60 million. Shares of Etsy, down around 6 percent in after-hours trading, are down around 13 percent after hours, following the… Read More ...
Drugmaker Shire bids $30 billion for Baxter spin-off Baxalta
LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker Shire said on Tuesday it was seeking to buy Baxalta , a company spun-off by Baxter International last month, for $30 billion to forge the leading global specialist in rare diseases. ...