The service, available over the Web or through iOS and Android apps, lets people read content published with RSS and Atom feeds, a technology Google concluded wasn't mainstream enough to bother with. Plenty of others disagreed, lamenting the loss of Google Reader, and Feedly is among those trying to make a business out of Google's withdrawal.
You've been feeling a little neglected lately, haven't you?
You've been thinking your lover doesn't care. It's been too much of the same old-same old. And it's made you look around.
You admit to having dark thoughts. Like, you know, having an affair or even leaving.
This thing has been going on for some time and now people are beginning to look at you with pinched faces and pitying eyes.
So think of this as your lover saying: "I'm sexy. Really. Yes, this is me."
Of course I'm talking about … Read more
Big Meter Pro shows what your CPU is doing. Or your RAM. Or Disk. Or Processes. This useful gadget can display them all in a customizable analog-style pointer gauge that's big enough to see from across the room yet not so large that it dominates your desktop. It's compact in data size, too, and uses very few system resources, so it doesn't influence the very processes it's monitoring. Big Meter Pro is freeware for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP to 8.
Big Meter Pro launched as soon as its installer closed, and the … Read more
Despite its $500 price and the inclusion of a Tegra 4 CPU, the Toshiba Excite Pro isn't the performance monster one might expect. Gaming performance only matches that of the $229 Nexus 7, and the Pro gets thoroughly eclipsed by the $300 Nvidia Shield. The screen is as sharp as they come, but is saddled with washed-out color and a dim brightness. And while it includes 32GB of storage, there is unfortunately no lower-priced 16GB version.
If that were its only infractions, all could possibly be forgiven, but unfortunately there's more. The tablet gets uncomfortably hot after only … Read more
Lots of college students pick up part-time jobs canvasing for different causes, politicians, or organizations. Maybe this is how the Israeli government came up with its new social media strategy?
Israel is seeking university students to go to sites like Facebook and Twitter and post pro-government messages, according to the Associated Press. These students can decide for themselves whether or not to disclose that they're working for the government.
"This is a groundbreaking project aimed at strengthening Israeli national diplomacy and adapting it to changes in information consumption," read a statement issued by the Israeli prime minister'… Read more
It's my personal belief that, across the board, gadgets should be tough enough to handle your real life. I don't think phones should require cases -- Gorilla Glass is more than strong enough to take a drop, and it's perfectly feasible to design devices that can handle bangs, biffs, and dunks without being completely destroyed. (Side note: Why does the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active even exist? Why aren't all versions of the S4 dust-proof, shock-proof, and waterproof? See what I'm getting at here?)
Anyway, the good news is that I've found over and over … Read more
The 13-inch ultrabook has defined itself as the sweet spot for ultrathin and compact laptops that help you do everything you need and more. So we're facing off the new Sony Vaio Pro 13 against Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air (2013).
The Sony brings one of the freshest designs we've seen to date, has a touch screen, and runs Windows 8.
The Apple keeps the same iconic look, but feels more and more dated. But it packs something special under the hood: 14-hour battery life.
It seems that laptops are still bringing innovation, even with the significant rise … Read more
OK, we know Microsoft's tablet OS isn't popular. So, what's next?
First, a look at the short, checkered past of RT, which rolled out on October 26, 2012.Vendors wary. Very wary: Hewlett-Packard, the No.1 PC maker, never participated in RT. Neither did Toshiba. Samsung made a weak attempt at one tablet that never launched in the U.S. Then pulled out. Asus eventually gave up. Acer eventually threw in the towel too -- at least for now. Want to complain? Get in line: Acer dinged Microsoft for Surface RT, while other vendors didn't like Microsoft doing hardware … Read more
Best Buy is known for hosting trade-in deals on single items and devices, but now the big box retailer is announcing that it's offering deals on a whole host of tech gadgets -- from mobile devices to tablets to accessories.
Starting Friday and going through Sunday, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores will double the trade-in value of most mobile devices. What this means is that anybody eligible for an upgrade can bring in their working non-cracked cell phone and the retailer will give them double the phone's value to buy a new smartphone with a two-year contract from … Read more