David Murphy

Google Suspends Modular Smartphone Project
Google

Google Suspends Modular Smartphone Project

Google isn't making Project Ara hardware anymore, but the device could live on if another company wants to license the technology.
Apple Cracking Down on Abandoned Apps
Apple

Apple Cracking Down on Abandoned Apps

If your app doesn't follow Apple's current guidelines, crashes when it loads or has a stupid-long name, expect to receive a notification from Apple soon.
Using an Old Dropbox Password? Time for a Update.
Dropbox

Using an Old Dropbox Password? Time for a Update.

Dropbox is ensuring that a batch of leaked login credentials don't affect your account security.
Aloft Hotel Adds Siri-Equipped Rooms
Siri

Aloft Hotel Adds Siri-Equipped Rooms

At two Aloft Hotels, you can change your room's temperature, lighting and music by yelling at Siri.
Like Instagram, Twitter Working on Keyword-Blocking Tool
Twitter

Like Instagram, Twitter Working on Keyword-Blocking Tool

We don't know when it might come out, but Twitter has allegedly been working on a tool that will allow users to block any keywords (or hashtags) they want.
Google Fiber Team Looks to Cut Costs, Staff
Google

Google Fiber Team Looks to Cut Costs, Staff

Still, despite potential cutbacks, Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City.
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
Microsoft

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.