Technology

5 ways to make the most of Reddit for Android and iOS

Credit: Ben Patterson If you ask me, the new official Reddit app for Android phones and iPhones makes for a better Reddit browsing experience than the full Reddit website, particularly once you know what you’re doing. For starters, you can “pin” your favorite subreddits to the top of your list, as well as quickly jump from one “parent” comment to ... Read More »

How to use Firefox’s new simplify page printing feature

There’s a new feature expected to roll out with Firefox 49 later this month that will take help ease ink costs for anyone who likes to print out webpages. The browser is getting a new way to simplify page printing. Currently, if you want to simplify printing you have to first use Firefox’s reading view and then print. The new method removes ... Read More »

It’s football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

According to the NFL, 70 percent of fans use a second screen while watching football. It’s easy to understand why: mobile devices—and the apps that run on them—give us easy access to player stats and analysis, provide interactive features to supplement the big-screen experience, and offer a convenient way to communicate with other fans watching the game. We’ve rounded up ... Read More »

Lenovo readies VR-ready Google Daydream devices

Lenovo is joining Google’s fledgling effort to bring virtual reality to the masses with new devices planned for the Daydream hardware and software platform. Google’s Daydream brings virtual reality to users via mobile devices. Users can fit Daydream-compatible Android smartphones in VR headsets to roam 3D worlds, interact with friends, and view streaming movies. “We have some Daydream products on ... Read More »

NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the 2016 season

Thanks in part to new streaming options for cord-cutters, it’s possible to watch all your local NFL games without cable, along with all nationally televised games on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday nights. With the NFL season just a week away, now’s a good time to run through all the ways* that cord cutters can watch or stream NFL games, so ... Read More »

BitTorrent client is found distributing Mac-based malware

A popular BitTorrent client called Transmission has again been found distributing Mac-based malware, months after it was used to spread a strand of ransomware. Researchers at security firm ESET have been following a malware called OSX/Keydnap, which can steal passwords, and noticed that it was spreading through Transmission’s official site. Somehow, a version of the BitTorrent client containing the malware ... Read More »

New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch ’em all

If you’ve been wondering how to find Pikachu, Scyther, Electabuzz, or any other rare Pokémon, you probably wanted to use the hot new thing: crowdsourced Pokémon Go maps taught players how to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go. The problem?  Pokémon Go developer Niantic has said it will actively block “tracker” apps from accessing its data to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go. But ... Read More »

Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB hard drive review: Vast and amazingly fast (for a hard drive)

I’ve used “Vast and fast” to describe previous hard drives I’ve reviewed, but I’m not sure that it’s ever been this spectacularly well-deserved. Seagate’s 3.5-inch, 7,200rpm, SATA 6Gbps Barracuda Pro not only delivers a stunning 10TB of storage, it laid down some rather astounding transfer rates: 240MBps in both directions of our 20GB copy tests. At first, we didn’t quite believe ... Read More »

Behold the blazing-fast future of storage: 60TB SSDs, 3D chips, and more

1 of 9 Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: Michael Homnick The biggest deal you haven’t heard of You probably haven’t heard of the Flash Media Summit, and for good reason. The annual industry conference relentlessly focuses on a single niche—ultra-fast flash-based storage. What’s more, it does so in a way that tends to highlight the underlying technology and its ... Read More »

Google’s beta app is bringing Google Now cards and other tricks to Now on Tap

Google Now on Tap has yet to really find its way into that “must have” category for many, as the information it pulls up is often hit and miss. There’s a new improvement rolling out with the Google app beta that may help alleviate this. When you launch Now on Tap (if you’re one of the lucky few, anyway) you’ll ... Read More »