Spain's New "Google Tax" Could Be Bad for Everyone

The Spanish government has just approved a horrible law that will force news aggregation services, such as Google News, to pay news sites for each link they include with their content. You read that right: On top of sending sites a ton of traffic, Google (other aggregators like Yahoo News, and maybe even Facebook or… » 10/30/14 2:16pm 18 minutes ago

Microsoft Band Hands-On: An Activity Tracker That's Actually Smart

The new Microsoft Band is probably the most ambitious activity tracker I've ever seen: It jams 10 sensors into one slim wristable. But after strapping it on for the first time, I really feel that it's more than just another handsome little metrics bracelet; it's actually got the brains to tell me what to do with them. » 10/30/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Data for Your Watch Could Cost As Much As Data for Your Tablet

The Galaxy Gear S, another Samsung wearable among many, will be available in the U.S. on Nov. 7 and unlike its other Gear siblings, the S can have its own data connection. Unfortunately, it looks like carriers will make you pay for this thing (and potentially any other data-enabled smartwatch) as if it were a… » 10/30/14 1:17pm Today 1:17pm

Treat Your Face to a Great Shave, Cheaper Hard Drives, and More Deals

The WD My Passport Ultra is one of the most popular portable hard drives on the market, and the 1TB model is only $60 today, which is within $5 of the lowest price ever. [WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive, $60] » 10/30/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

LG G Watch R Review: Worthy of Your Wrist, Even If Android Wear Isn't

Motorola's Moto 360 stole the Android Wear spotlight when Google's smartwatch operating system was first revealed. But it's not the only tech-filled timepiece to sport a circular display, with this, LG's G Watch R, hot on its heels just a few months after the Moto 360's release. Depending on your aesthetic taste, the… » 10/30/14 12:47pm Today 12:47pm

A Tricycle That Leans and Rides More Like a Two-Wheeled Bike

Learning how to ride a two-wheeled bike is one of the biggest challenges a kid can face, and starting off on a tricycle doesn't make it any easier since it's a different riding experience—but why should it be? That's what brothers Steve and Rich Thrush asked before designing a new kind of pivoting tricycle that has… » 10/30/14 11:52am Today 11:52am

Brazil Is Keeping Its Promise to Avoid the U.S. Internet

Brazil was not bluffing last year, when it said that it wanted to disconnect from the United States-controlled internet due to the NSA's obscenely invasive surveillance tactics. The country is about to stretch a cable from the northern city of Fortaleza all the way to Portugal, and they've vowed not to use a single… » 10/30/14 11:30am Today 11:30am

The Worst Bugs in OS X Yosemite and How to Fix Them

There's a lot to like about OS X Yosemite, Apple's brand-new, super-powerful operating system of the future, but a quick glance around the software's official support forums shows that not all users are having a trouble-free experience. If you're struggling with strange bugs and quirks in Yosemite then these are the… » 10/30/14 10:56am Today 10:56am

3D-Printable Cookie Monster and Grover Figures Hit the MakerBot Store

The first series of Sesame Street characters to hit the MakerBot Digital Store weren't exactly its A-list residents. We all love Snuffleupagus, but he can't hold a candle to Big Bird. So thankfully Series 2 is finally here, just in time for Halloween, bringing with it some bigger Sesame Street stars you can 3D print… » 10/30/14 10:47am Today 10:47am

This Could Be the Year You Quit Wasting 91,980 Minutes Behind the Wheel

Each year the average American spends 1,533 hours driving a car — 64 full days of getting from point A to point B. That's equivalent to watching every episode of Breaking Bad 32.6 times (don't put it past me). As a driver, it's your duty to own this potential, and lots of car companies are already willing to help you… » 10/30/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

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