​Amazon Echo Review: I Just Spoke to the Future And It Listened

It only took me a few hours to get cozy with my new assistant. "Alexa," I barked at the nine-inch black cylinder on my coffee table, "Shut up." The lights on top of the cylinder went dark; the embarrassing 90s music playing from its speaker cut out. "Alexa, what's the weather?" I paused with anticipation. "45 degrees… » 12/19/14 12:35pm Today 12:35pm

Spam Drugs Are Killing People and No One Is Doing Anything About It

Open your spam folder right now and there's almost certainly a grammatically questionable spam email offering you V1agra or C1al1s. But while you know that any pills procured from shady online retailers aren't regulated, apparently some people can't stop buying them. Brian Krebs reports that the problem is out of… » 12/17/14 10:58am Wednesday 10:58am

Google's 2014 Top Searches: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, and More

Here's your 2014 Google Zeitgeist, better known as the last 12 months in Google Search. The company does this every year, and it's always fascinating because search sheds light, however disappointingly, onto what the heck people on earth are thinking about. Because when you want to know more about something, you… » 12/16/14 3:00am Tuesday 3:00am

​Shazam Now Has a Built-In Music Player Powered by Spotify and Rdio

Today the Shazam apps for iOS and Android are getting a big update that could completely change how you use the sound ID service. Don't worry, you'll still be able to Shazam songs on the fly as before, but now, you'll also be able to browse and play music the way you do in other music services as well. » 12/10/14 8:00am 12/10/14 8:00am

Facebook Finally Lets You Search For Specific Posts

Facebook is getting some long overdue functionality to help you find not just people and pages, but also specific posts from the past. So as in the example above, if you search for your friend Jessica's wedding, it'll search full posts for keywords "Jessica" and "wedding" and hopefully return the result you were… » 12/08/14 1:08pm 12/08/14 1:08pm