Products that let you control your blinds with your smartphone or tablet are a dime a dozen at this point, but options to automate other oft-used items in your home are less common. One of those things are the blinds on your windows -- while there are automated versions available, you have to shell out for a complete (usually expensive) package.
The CEO of the app StealthGenie has been arrested under charges of selling spyware. The app allows users to monitor another user's smartphone without their knowledge, providing information on things like text messages and emails. Maker Hammad Akbar was arrested in Los Angeles.
Apple has taken action against Steve Lamar over claims that he is a co-founder of Beats, which he is reportedly using to market his own headphones company Roam. A lawsuit was filed this past Friday seeking damages, as well as complete removal of all claims about contributing to the company.
It was only a matter of time before Netflix moved on from television to movies. According to Deadline, Netflix has penned a deal to release a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel called The Green Legend. Most notably, the movie will premiere on Netflix alongside release in IMAX theaters.
The modular smartphone Phonebloks was the recent subject of a keynote during which some new details were dropped, as well as information on the progress that has been made thus far. Amongst what was revealed is that the modular handset will be running a modified version of Android L.
The kind of technology we use in our lives has changed drastically over the years, and for many laptops aren't as needed as they once were, instead being replaced with tablets and smartphones. For this reason, many hesitate at the thought of dropping a lot for a machine that will be used comparatively little -- enter cheap notebooks like Chromebooks, and, as of today, HP's new Windows-toting Stream laptops.