NOW YOU CAN CREATE FANCY GIFS APP-FREE WITH GIPHY’S ONLINE GIF MAKER

NOW YOU CAN CREATE FANCY GIFS APP-FREE WITH GIPHY’S ONLINE GIF MAKER

Creating moving pictures no longer requires a dedicated app. Giphy, the online GIF database and search engine, recently launched GIF Maker, a graphics tool that only requires an internet connection and a browser, no app downloads necessary. Giphy alrea...

START-UP APP ENKE PUTS ITS SELF-DESTRUCTING VIDEOS ON THE MAP

START-UP APP ENKE PUTS ITS SELF-DESTRUCTING VIDEOS ON THE MAP

Short video clips are the basis for tech like Snap’s Spectacles and the now defunct Vine, but one start-up is literally putting video clips on the map. Enke is a new iOS app that allows users to see what’s happening nearby by arranging 10-second video cli...

AMAZON GOES ALL-IN ON PHYSICAL STORES, BUYS WHOLE FOODS MARKET FOR $13.7 BILLION

AMAZON GOES ALL-IN ON PHYSICAL STORES, BUYS WHOLE FOODS MARKET FOR $13.7 BILLION

Any question about Amazon’s intentions to compete with traditional brick and mortar grocery stores has been answered. Today Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced that the e-commerce giant will buy the Whole Foods Market grocery store chain. Calling i...

SPACE ODDITY: FLATWORM SENT INTO ORBIT RETURNS TO EARTH WITH AN EXTRA HEAD

SPACE ODDITY: FLATWORM SENT INTO ORBIT RETURNS TO EARTH WITH AN EXTRA HEAD

Two and a half years ago, scientists sent a handful of flatworms to the International Space Station to study how these simple invertebrates handle space environments. They weren’t overly concerned with the worms’ well-being. Their end goal was to investig...

MIT DEVELOPED AN ALGORITHM THAT WILL MAKE DRONES MORE AGILE AT HIGH SPEEDS

MIT DEVELOPED AN ALGORITHM THAT WILL MAKE DRONES MORE AGILE AT HIGH SPEEDS

We don’t think we are going out on a limb when we say that autonomous drones are going to be big. But, like the archetypal protagonist at the start of any hero’s quest, they need to learn a few things first. One such challenge is how to fly quickly whi...

ARE JERKASSES STEALING YOUR WI-FI? HERE’S HOW TO FIND OUT, AND STOP THEM

ARE JERKASSES STEALING YOUR WI-FI? HERE’S HOW TO FIND OUT, AND STOP THEM

Is your internet a little slow? Do YouTube videos take too long to buffer? Do your Netflix programs show up in a lower resolution than expected? We’ve got some bad news for you — someone next door may be stealing your Wi-Fi....

APPLE IPHONE X (2017) RUMORS AND NEWS

APPLE IPHONE X (2017) RUMORS AND NEWS

Apple’s next iPhone isn’t supposed to arrive until much later in 2017, but that hasn’t stopped legions of fans from fervently speculating about it. Things may be a little different this year, as it’s the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Rumors suggest we m...

Scientists just proved your phone’s PIN can be cracked using its gyroscope data

Scientists just proved your phone’s PIN can be cracked using its gyroscope data

It’s no secret that smartphone PIN codes are not perfect, but new research suggests they might be next to worthless. A team of scientists at Newcastle University in the U.K. was able to guess a user’s phone PIN code with nothing more than data from the de...

The 8 best Android VPN apps for privacy and security

The 8 best Android VPN apps for privacy and security

aybe you want to hide your location to get U.S. Netflix from another country, maybe you’re connecting to a public Wi-Fi network and you don’t want to expose any sensitive data, or perhaps you’re just concerned about being snooped on in general. The online...

Google’s crackdown causes fake Maps listings to drop by 70 percent since 2015

Google’s crackdown causes fake Maps listings to drop by 70 percent since 2015

Google Maps is getting more accurate. The internet giant said it has taken a number of steps over the past few years to reduce fake results popping up in Google Maps — and they appear to be working. The number of fake listings has fallen by a whopping 85...