The London Times Is Blasting Reporters With Typewriter Sound Effects

Rupert Murdoch must be feeling nostalgic: Reporters in The Times UK's newsroom are working under a constant soundtrack of (artificial) typewriter clatter. It's an experiment to "increase energy levels," and for a generation of reporters who grew up on word processors, it's probably torture. » 8/26/14 6:18pm 8/26/14 6:18pm

Apple Opens OS X Yosemite Beta to the Public, Sign Up Now

OS X Yosemite, the upcoming version of Apple's operating system, won't launch until the fall, but if you're interested in trying out its new features now, you can sign up for Apple's public beta today. The beta was previously limited to developers and dev accounts, but now it's open to the first million users who opt… » 7/23/14 9:44am 7/23/14 9:44am

Report: Nike Is Killing the FuelBand

Nike has fired the majority of the team responsible for its FuelBand fitness tracker according to a report from CNET today, which also claims that the company is jettisoning wearable hardware for good. An anonymous source says that roughly 55 employees were let go from Nike's Digital Sport hardware team, which covers… » 4/18/14 8:06pm 4/18/14 8:06pm

The Biggest Tech Industry Buzzwords, Defined for Normal People

The tech industry loves catchy phrases, but the truth is that most of them either don't mean anything or they're just complicated ways to phrase simple ideas. With that in mind, let's dig into what sayings like "the internet of things" or "disruption" means to us normal people. » 4/18/14 4:30pm 4/18/14 4:30pm

How To Watch The Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony Live

The XXII Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony in Sochi starts Friday morning at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, but it won't be aired in the U.S. until more than eight hours later thanks to NBC's tape-delay policies. They aren't streaming it live online, either, so if you'd like to join the rest of the world in watching the… » 2/07/14 8:53am 2/07/14 8:53am

This Is What 400,000 Hours of TV News Looks Like

Ever wonder what places get the most attention in American news? The answer is more striking than you might think. This geography of U.S. attention is beautifully illustrated in a new animation that maps the geographic subjects of U.S. television news broadcasts over the span of four-years. It's kinda sparkly. » 12/17/13 7:00pm 12/17/13 7:00pm

News Anchor Mistakes Stack of Paper for iPad During Entire Broadcast

Have you had the sneaking suspicious recently that your iPad has quadrupled in size? Do you find yourself frustrated by a perpetually-frozen screen? Good news! It's because you're holding printer paper. But no need to be embarrassed; it happens to the best of us—just ask our avant-garde newscaster friend from the… » 9/18/13 12:25pm 9/18/13 12:25pm

The Scientist for iOS: Top-Ranked Science News Straight to Your Phone

With the number of newsreaders littering the mobile sphere, it's almsot surprising that there aren't more niche-specific versions popping up amidst their more general brethren. But that's exactly what The Scientist is—a no-nonsense, crowdsourced newsreader to keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the… » 8/07/13 6:00pm 8/07/13 6:00pm