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Here's every device getting Android 5.0 Lollipop so far

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by Jon Fingas 2014-10-19 17:03:00

If you're a die-hard Android fan, you're probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade -- when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies have already promised to upgrade some of their devices...

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New White House efforts help secure your payments

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by Jon Fingas 2014-10-19 18:29:00

American banks and stores may already be planning to tighten your payment security, but the White House wants to give those efforts a boost. President Obama has signed an Executive Order that will require the federal government to both issue more...

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Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

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by Jon Fingas 2014-10-19 07:14:00

Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. Vanity Fair has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight into how the two...

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Inside Seattle's invitation-only VR summit

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by Philip Palermo 2014-10-19 15:00:00

Tech aficionados have been flocking to Seattle's Living Computer Museum for the past few years to get up close and personal with relics from computer technology's past. For one night earlier this month, though, I got a chance to peek at its possible...

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: Fusion power, Drop-a-Brick and settlements on Mars

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by Inhabitat 2014-10-19 11:30:00

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Why can't Tesla's sales model catch a break? The automaker is paving the way for the future of electric...

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Google's Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue

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by Jon Fingas 2014-10-19 10:00:00

Well, that didn't take long. Just a couple of days after Google stopped pre-orders of the Nexus Player while it waited for the FCC's all-clear, its Android TV puck has received approval. There aren't any surprises in the regulatory filing, but it...

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The computer as copilot: Charting the growth of navigation tech

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by Jon Turi 2014-10-19 13:00:00

Pretty soon, we may not even have to drive ourselves, but we'll still need to rely on the incredibly complex infrastructure of satellites and gadgets to get us from point A to point B. In this week's Rewind, we look at some highlights in the...

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You can't upgrade the new Mac mini's RAM

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by Jon Fingas 2014-10-19 00:43:00

If you're planning to snag the new Mac mini and load it up with aftermarket memory, you may want to reconsider your strategy. Macminicolo owner Brian Stucki (among others) has discovered that the RAM in Apple's latest tiny desktop isn't upgradable,...

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Air Force's mysterious space drone returns after two years in orbit

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by Steve Dent 2014-10-18 22:48:00

Following its longest-ever mission by far, the 11,000 pound X-37B unmanned spacecraft has returned to Earth bearing... well, we don't actually know. You see, after NASA and Boeing developed the craft (about a fifth the size of the Space Shuttle), it...

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Scientists want to fight the Ebola outbreak using robots

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by Jon Fingas 2014-10-19 03:06:00

Outbreaks of lethal viruses like Ebola are bad enough by themselves, but they're made worse by having to send in aid workers -- these people can quickly become victims, no matter how careful they are. To eliminate that risk, both the White House and...

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