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Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, to shut down

The founders say they will "sunset" the service in a few months and hint at other ambitions in the e-book market.

By September 21, 2015


Campfire Lyra: Advancing the outer limits of in-ear headphone sound

Campfire Audio is a new headphone company based in Portland, Oregon. Its new Lyra is a knockout!

By August 15, 2015


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: Do we really need a bigger curved-screen phone?

It's still just a rumor for now, but if this one pans out, the world could soon see a larger version of Samsung's exquisitely-curved S6 Edge. The question is: isn't one enough?

By July 17, 2015


Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, launching online store to take on Amazon

The e-book market has a new competitor, but it'll likely be overshadowed by Amazon's dominant Kindle platform.

By April 8, 2015


Can new tech boost safety in Uber cars, and in taxis, too?

After a slew of alleged assaults by drivers for taxi companies and ride-hailing services, firms like AsterRide and Shuddle are looking to increase passenger safety.

By January 25, 2015


Forget NFC, Toshiba is plotting high-speed TransferJet for smartphones

The company's plans for the wireless transfer technology start with USB adaptors, but the ultimate goal is embedding TransferJet into smartphones.

By August 29, 2014


My life with a curved TV: Day 1

On Monday, Samsung's curved LED LCD TV arrived at my house, temporarily replacing my beloved flat plasma. My family and I will be living with it for a couple months. Here's what we thought after one day.

By May 13, 2014


Fired Yahoo COO De Castro made more than Marissa

Henrique De Castro has sailed away from the company on one of the biggest golden parachute packages ever. And apart from that, his total compensation was reportedly larger than even Yahoo CEO Mayer's.

By January 18, 2014


Xiaomi Wi-Fi router makes 'some assembly required' a perk, not a problem

A new 802.11ac Wi-Fi router comes in a wooden box and includes a screwdriver and antistatic gloves to help customers put it together -- and perhaps to feel more attached to the product.

By December 16, 2013


And the last Blockbuster movie ever rented is...

Company commemorates the auspicious occasion of its final film rental by capturing the moment for posterity.

By November 12, 2013