The "Taxi of Tomorrow" Is Now the Official Cab for New York City

Against all odds, the Nissan NV-200 will rule the streets of New York. September 1 marks the day when the vast majority of cab drivers must buy the so-called Taxi of Tomorrow when they retire their old yellow cabs. Anybody who’s ever taken a cab in the city will agree that new cars are a good thing. This one’s… » 9/01/15 12:50pm 2 minutes ago

Genius Screen Protector Makes iPhone 6 Easier to Use With One Hand

Using the iPhone 6 one-handed isn’t easy, but reaching the top corners of the screen on the iPhone 6 Plus is nigh impossible with regular-sized hands. So PureGear has created a new glass screen protector with a set of shortcuts to the top corners of the screen positioned next to the home button. » 9/01/15 12:15pm 37 minutes ago

How to Maximize Battery Life on Windows 10

Whether you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 on your laptop or bought a brand new machine, you’re going to want to eke out as much battery juice as you can while you’re on the go. Microsoft’s shiny new OS includes a new native battery saver feature — and there are a few other tricks you can pull to make sure your laptop… » 9/01/15 10:10am Today 10:10am

DxO One Review: Souping Up Your iPhone's Camera Comes at a Cost

How do you combine the ease and connectivity of a smartphone with the quality and control of a camera? It’s basically one of the greatest conundrums of our time. Does DxO have the answer? It wants to transform your iPhone 6 into a full-fledged camera thingy with this quirky attachment. » 9/01/15 9:03am Today 9:03am

Amazon's Deeply Discounting a Ton of Computing and Gaming Gear, Today Only

Today only, Amazon’s promoting a Gold Box deal featuring an eclectic mix of computing and gaming accessories marked down to new low prices. The full list is below, but the Logitech G13 gameboard, the wireless Xbox 360 controller, and the tenkeyless Das mechanical keyboard are my picks. Let us know what you got in the… » 9/01/15 8:55am Today 8:55am

XKCD Cracks The Formula to Successful Car Model Names

XKCD is one of those things you can always count on to be out there, doing the hard research we all demand. And this time it’s especially useful, since XKCD seems to have used math and statistics and other black, black magic to determine what car names would be most successful. And boy, are they good. » 9/01/15 3:00am Today 3:00am

A Clever Google Algorithm Could Make 4K Video Half the Size

Viewers of Silicon Valley will appreciate the earth-shattering importance of compression algorithms. To most everyone else, it’s a geeky bit of math that’s of no particular interest. But when Google promises an algorithm that can cut the bandwidth needed to stream a video in half, things get a little more interesting. » 8/31/15 11:55pm Yesterday 11:55pm