Chromecast adds MBL.TV baseball as dongle services expand

Chris Davies Google’s Chromecast has gained another service, with the streaming media dongle now adding live MLB.TV support for baseball games. As with other Chromecast integration we’ve seen, the functionality relies on the MLB app for Android and iOS, with tapping the “Cast” button squirting the video stream over to the TV instead. However, you’ll […]

Xbox One trails PS4 as next-gen console gulf widens

Chris Davies Microsoft’s console ambitions continue to lag behind Sony’s PlayStation 4, with concerns that the gulf in sales between the Xbox One and its key rival could be a trend of things to come. Sony announced earlier this week that it had sold seven million PS4s, prompting Microsoft to confirm it had shipped five […]

Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows

When Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion, the startup quickly stated that it would never share its user data with other Google services and outside companies. But according to a recent report by Forbes, the company is taking advantage of its data to create a lucrative revenue stream from electric utilities. “Our […]

The Xbox One Still Lags Behind The PS4

Titanfall was supposed to change it all, but it didn’t work. So far, Microsoft announced that it has shipped 5 million Xbox One units to retailers. In comparison, Sony has sold 7 million PS4 units to customers. It doesn’t look good for Microsoft as the company doesn’t even say how many people actually bought an […]

FarmVille goes mobile as Zynga tries smartphone gaming

Chris Davies Zynga may best be known for its Facebook games, but the company is bringing a new mobile FarmVille to iPhone, iPad and Android in an attempt to turn around its underwhelmed players. FarmVille 2: Country Escape can be played in both single-player and multi-player modes, with gameplay on the phone or tablet synchronized […]

RunKeeper Breeze tracks fitness with context using iPhone 5s’ M7

Chris Davies Fitness app RunKeeper has launched a new iPhone app, Breeze by RunKeeper, aiming to not only track movement but put it into context, making suggestions as to the best times to boost your health. The app, only available for the iPhone 5s since it relies on Apple’s M7 co-processor for tracking movement, uses […]

Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses

Tactus makes keyboards that appear out of seemingly flat glass touchscreen surfaces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to electrical signals to create rises and bumps that serve as keys and buttons. It’s a magical technology, and one that you can see demoed on video in the clip below from CES this year. Soon, you’ll […]

MIT’s FingerReader Helps The Blind Read With A Swipe Of A Digit

At MIT’s Media Labs, researchers Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber and others are working on the “FingerReader,” a ring-like device that straps itself around your finger and reads printed text out loud with a synthesized voice, thanks to a mounted camera and heavily modified open source software. The FingerReader’s voice is clipped and metallic – what one might […]

Designing the Lamborghini Huracan: Inside Italy’s supercar

Vincent Nguyen Lamborghini’s new Huracán looks incredible in photos, but there’s nothing quite like getting up close with a 610HP supercar in the metal to see how design shapes the experience. The replacement for the much-loved Gallardo is at the New York Auto Show this week, a month after its Geneva debut, but we caught […]