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How smartphones offer Syrian refugees a lifeline

Startups and nonprofit organizations are offering high-tech assistance to the hyper-connected wave of Syrian refugees.

By November 27, 2015


Lifeline 2 enters the realm of urban fantasy

The original Lifeline's sassy protagonist Taylor gives way to Arika in an interactive tale about magic, revenge and rescue.

By September 24, 2015


Phase One's updated image editor throws Apple Aperture users a lifeline

The death of Apple's photo-editing software offers lots of new customers to Capture One Pro. Version 8 gets a migration tool, new editing options, and a subscription pricing option.

By September 16, 2014


Windows XP migrations offer temporary lifeline to sinking PC sales

Microsoft's cutoff of XP support prompted more organizations to upgrade to new computers, but PC shipments still dropped during the first quarter, say research firms IDC and Gartner.

By April 10, 2014


Xperia Z1S a lifeline as Sony treads water in US

There's a strong feeling of deja vu as Sony again attempts to break into the US market with another waterproof phone.

By January 6, 2014


Stay in better touch, be a better friend with Tinyblu

​Keep tabs on when you last spoke to or saw your friends to with this simple Web app to avoid long lulls in your relationships.

By July 24, 2014


Antarctica penguin pics beamed by satellite

In honor of World Penguin Day, tech firm Cambridge Consultants announces a plan to use Raspberry-Pi-equipped cameras to help labs keep an eye on penguins in real time.

By April 25, 2014


Tech doing good? SF tackles homelessness with smartphones

At a time when San Francisco is under fire for being too "techie," some local nonprofits have teamed up with a leading enterprise-technology company to try to show the tech industry's philanthropic side.

By February 28, 2014


Facebook throws potentially suicidal users a Lifeline

Facebook teams up with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to offer help to people who are thinking of taking their lives and a referral option for people who worry about a friend in distress.

By December 13, 2011


Bro Lifeline wingman app covers your butt

App for Android and iPhone acts as a sidekick when you're out picking up chicks, late to work, or in need of a pep talk after a breakup. It's just as cheesy and painful as a real-life wingman.

By August 15, 2011