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#ThrowbackThursday for Tech Geeks: Video Games of the Early 2000s

Over the past few weeks, we’ve thrown back to video games from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Today, we’ll conclude this short series with a handful of the most popular video games of the early 2000s. How many did you play? Let us know your favorites in the comments below. Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) Halo [...]

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Review: Explora Delivers a Winning Service for International Visitors to the U.S.

Back in April, we found a new startup that solves a unique and very real problem for international visitors to our great nation: Explora. It’s a smartphone rental service that will ship travelers a fully activated smartphone – the Google Nexus 5 – for use during their stay here. Pricing is simple: $8 a day [...]

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Amazon Enters The Mobile Payment Market With An Option Of Their Own

If you are a local business that still isn’t accepting cards, it is likely that you are losing a lot of business. Carrying cash is getting to be the exception instead of the rule. Companies like PayPal, Square, and Venmo assist with paying friends or family, or paying for goods and services with a card. [...]

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Google Tracks Users Wherever They Go: See Your Own Map

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Google tracks movements of users of its mobile devices or mobile apps. The visualization of that tracking, however, can be pretty startling, and now it is easy to see a history of how Google has tracked where you’ve been. This week, Steven Tweedie at Business Insider published [...]

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Inside Jony Ive’s $25 Million Mansion on Billionaire’s Row in San Francisco [Photo Gallery]

It’s not every day you get an inside peek at the private life of some of the biggest names in tech. Today, we have just that opportunity by way of Jonathan “Jony” Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design, and the man credited with the look and feel of iMacs, iPods, iPhones, and iPads from [...]

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Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Shoes To Go On Sale In India

So far we’ve seen the following “smart” wearable products or product lines brought to market: Smartphones. Smart watches. Smart glasses (Google Glass). Smart wristbands. Smart heart monitors. Now, an Indian company called Ducere, wants to bring a $100 pair of Bluetooth-enabled smart shoes to market. Ducere’s smart shoe technology would primarily be used to integrate [...]

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Next Year, Your In-Car Navigation System Will Look Like This

Everyone knows that operating a phone while also trying to operate a vehicle can be a recipe for disaster. There are plenty of systems designed to help you keep your eyes on the road, but Navdy is taking that statement literally. Navdy’s transparent Heads-Up Display projects information from your phone outward, so it appears to [...]

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Facebook Explains Why ‘Messenger’ App Requires So Many Permissions for Android

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple weeks, you’ve likely heard of (or been one of the people sharing) the Huffington Post article insighting fear into Android users about Facebook’s Messenger app requiring an admittedly extensive list of permissions to access your device. On face value, it sounds creepy. To use [...]

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Is This The Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

The latest leaked photos show what purports to be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, thanks to GSM Arena. They report that the new phablet will be announced on September 3 at IFA in Berlin, as is customary for Samsung, and will be available on shelves around the world by September 15th. Specs for the [...]

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Motorola’s VP of Products Confirms Moto E and Moto X Will Get ‘Android L’ Update

Moto X owners (including myself), rejoice! Punit Soni, Motorola’s VP of Product Management, confirmed on Google+ that the Moto X will be updated to Android L (5.0). We knew from previous confirmation the the low-cost Moto E would be updated to the latest version of Android, but until now, there’d be no official word on [...]

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