David Murphy

Tesla Launches Limited 2-Year Lease Program
Tesla

Tesla Launches Limited 2-Year Lease Program

If you want a Tesla Model S or Model X on a two-year lease, you'll have to put up a bigger down payment (and make up your mind by Sept. 12).
Lyft Carpool Runs Out of Gas
Lyft

Lyft Carpool Runs Out of Gas

According to reports, not enough people were using Lyft's carpool service to make it worthwhile.
Microsoft, MIT Turn Temporary Tattoos Into Touchpads
Radicals & Visionaries

Microsoft, MIT Turn Temporary Tattoos Into Touchpads

The temporary tattoos let you interact with connected devices, possibly turning your wrist into a smartphone touchpad.
Want to Access a Fancy Airport Lounge? Just Fake a QR Code.
Airports

Want to Access a Fancy Airport Lounge? Just Fake a QR Code.

At least, that's what one computer security expert did in order to access classier airport lounges in Europe.
Iran Is First Country to Ban Pokémon Go
Pokémon

Iran Is First Country to Ban Pokémon Go

Though the country has officially banned Pokémon Go, we wonder what will happen if eager gamers find some way to grab the installation file anyway.
Instagram CEO Tips Hat to Snapchat for 'Stories' Feature
Instagram

Instagram CEO Tips Hat to Snapchat for 'Stories' Feature

Everyone in Silicon Valley borrows and iterates. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom doesn't mind acknowledging that Snapchats' 'Stories' came first.
FTC Wants Better Disclosures for Sponsored Social Media Posts
Social Media

FTC Wants Better Disclosures for Sponsored Social Media Posts

If a company is paying you to shill a product on social media, you better do more than write a little #ad hashtag at the very end of your post.
Kanye West to Apple: Buy Tidal Already
Apple

Kanye West to Apple: Buy Tidal Already

The rap mogul has taken to Twitter to convince Apple to acquire music streaming service Tidal.
Amazon Wins Patent for Smarter Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Amazon

Amazon Wins Patent for Smarter Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Most sounds, you don't need to hear; some sounds, you need to hear, and Amazon's patent describes smarter headphones that could flip noise cancelling on and off depending on what's around you.
Tired of Jerks on Instagram? The Company Has a New Solution.
Instagram

Tired of Jerks on Instagram? The Company Has a New Solution.

You'll soon be able to block comments by keywords or disable comments entirely for specific Instagram posts.
Uber Spending $500 Million to Make its Own Maps
Uber

Uber Spending $500 Million to Make its Own Maps

Uber is rethinking its reliance on Google Maps.
Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases
Facebook

Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases

Parents have a lot of worries when it comes to their kids. Will little Timmy make it into a top college? Will Jamie make the team? Will you ever get a refund for the $3,000 your smaller child blew on in-app purchases using your smartphone or tablet?
Well, That Was Fast: One Survey Says Pokémon Go Has Already Peaked in the U.S.
Pokémon

Well, That Was Fast: One Survey Says Pokémon Go Has Already Peaked in the U.S.

Is this popular game already on the decline in the United States? Probably.
Congress: Is Pokémon Go Catching All Your Mobile Data?
Pokémon

Congress: Is Pokémon Go Catching All Your Mobile Data?

Congress wants to know if Niantic is ensuring that Pokemon Go players don't burn through their data.
Google Proposal for 'Professional Women' Emoji Accepted
Emoji

Google Proposal for 'Professional Women' Emoji Accepted

Emoji should be open to all genders, nationalities and races, right?