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Amazon opens up Echo to third-party developers

With a new software development kit and a $100 million dollar investment fund, Amazon wants third parties to help make the Alexa-controlled smart speaker even smarter.

By June 25, 2015


How to install the Android M developer preview

Want to test out the next version of Android? If you own a Google Nexus device, you're in luck.

By May 29, 2015


Sprint halves rate plans for AT&T and Verizon defectors

The carrier gets aggressive with an offer to slash monthly data prices for new customers switching from Sprint's biggest rivals.

By December 2, 2014


How to update your Nexus device to Android 5.0 Lollipop right now

Don't want to wait for an update to hit your device? Here's the easiest way to do it yourself.

By November 12, 2014


Global smartphone market healthier than previously thought

Increased focus on emerging markets has driven a 25 percent year-over-year increase in global shipments in the third quarter, according to IDC.

By October 29, 2014


Amazon rolls out $9.99 Kindle Unlimited monthly subscription

The new service offers more than 600,000 Kindle e-books and thousands of Audible audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

By July 18, 2014


Samsung serves up chef-designed home appliances

The Korean giant showed off its refrigerators, ovens, and more, and introduced its newest chef adviser, Daniel Boulud, at an event in New York.

By June 11, 2014


Black Friday begins early online

This could be the biggest holiday yet for online shopping, with several retailers offering week-long sales online. Also, tablets look to be a hot tech gift for 2013 and the FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA testing kits.

By November 25, 2013


How to quickly check a file's checksum in OS X

When you download application installers and other files from the Internet, you may see a verification checksum associated with it. Here is how to use that number.

By September 27, 2013