Google embraces the dark side with Star Wars themes for YouTube, Chrome, Maps, Android Wear, and more

Google teamed up with Lucas Film to add Star Wars themes to many of the apps you use every day on the desktop and mobile.


People Power looks to adapt its DIY home-security system for 21st Century elder care

The company is launching a crowd-funding campaign to port its existing platform into a system that will enable seniors to remain in their own homes longer.


Opera Max now reduces data use from streaming music apps

The free Android app promises to halve data consumption from Pandora, Slacker Radio, and YouTube Music.



Mozilla cuts Firefox's tab groups and complete themes

Firefox is doing away with features that aren't used by many and take a lot of effort to maintain.


Never fear, Smith is here! Netflix is bringing back Lost in Space

The streaming video service turns to 1960s television for its next original.



Fitbit adds automatic exercise tracking for Surge and Charge HR

Forgetting to enter exercise mode is no longer an issue, at least for Fitbit’s more expensive trackers.


This 4K display is purpose-built for showcasing digital art

Klio is a 4K screen with its own Netflix-like digital art subscription service.



Syber Steam Machine price slashed from $500 to $300 for one day only

Another bad sign? Or just Valve/Syber feeling generous?



Square rolls out its new Apple Pay reader

Apple is using Square to help bring Apple Pay to the small, local businesses you shop at everyday.

Expert Opinion


Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

justin_tv-100367814-orig_500.jpg goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind has shut down the live video service.


Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.


Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.