Kim Dotcom is an attention-grabbing machine. His new ploy is to fund free broadband Internet access for his native New Zealand. He aims to win the money in a suit against the U.S. government for the takedown of his site, Megaupload, and then use it for the common good like a digital-age Robin Hood.
Contextly, a startup founded by former Wired editor Ryan Singel, looks to contextualize online news for readers. Their tools will help readers stay abreast of developing stories and suggest content that deepens their engagement with both the website and their topics of interest.
Summly, an iOS app launching today, is aimed at those who are looking to quickly digest the day's news. Their angle in a crowded news curation market, is to to eliminate scrolling from news apps by intelligently reducing stories to a length of one page view.
In the wake of Sandy, the affected area is seeing a different kind of corporate welfare. Companies that we jokingly refer to as uncaring monoliths are helping folks out in ways that go beyond good PR. It's a welcome sight...
Motorola Solutions, not to be confused with the Google-owned Motorola Mobility, has been showing off the police car of the future. The Ford prototype is loaded with cameras and sensors, but it's not quite as Minority Report as you would expect.
You may have heard that Nintendo is gearing up for the launch of the Wii U. Part of that process is a whirlwind press tour which we caught in Miami last week. Nintendo wasn't showing anything we hadn't seen before, but the tricked out Airstream trailer was too cool not to share.
Facebook engineer Chris Ackermann teamed with Peter Ng of Ricochet Media to build Instacane. It's a simple site that pulls in Instagram photos tagged #Sandy and #Hurricane. The ground level reporting of Instacane has a solid mix of jaw-dropping beauty, and incredible damage.
Zombie games have saturated the market over the last few years. That's only because they're among the most fun enemies to shoot in the face repeatedly. Since it's that time of year, here's five zombie games you can play right now and five more to look forward to.
Fresh off the launch of Windows 8 and Surface, and loathe to cede the spotlight to Google, Microsoft launched Windows Phone 8. Redmond spent time highlighting new features, apps and device availability regarding their latest assault on the mobile marketplace.
Though Hurricane Sandy caused Google to cancel today's New York Android event, the company did not allow its parade to be totally rained out. Google has updated and expanded its Nexus lineup with a new phone and tablet, while kicking Android up to version 4.2.