Category: Technology

Sphero is done making licensed Disney bots like BB-8 and R2-D2 0

Sphero is done making licensed Disney bots like BB-8 and R2-D2

Sphero chief Paul Berberian explained that while the toys sold well when their tie-in movies were released, fewer and fewer people purchased them as the years went by. “When you launch a toy, your...

Apple adds ‘Fast & Furious’ director Justin Lin to its TV talent pool 0

Apple adds ‘Fast & Furious’ director Justin Lin to its TV talent pool

Justin Lin is the latest to join Apple’s ever-growing pool of TV talent as he and his Perfect Storm Entertainment production company have now signed an overall TV deal with Apple. It’s a multi-year...

Cydia closes purchases for its iOS jailbreak store 0

Cydia closes purchases for its iOS jailbreak store

In the earliest days of the iPhone, Cydia arose as a rival distribution channel to Apple’s App Store, built specifically for jailbroken smartphones. Now, more than decade later, Cydia founder Jay “Saurik” Freeman has...

Doppelgänger accounts are still a powerful tool for cyberstalkers 0

Doppelgänger accounts are still a powerful tool for cyberstalkers

Starting in 2017, Joel Kurzynski started to make life hard for his enemies. According to his plea agreement, he targeted four people in particular — a man and a woman — with a sustained...

Vine and HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll has died in an apparent drug overdose 0

Vine and HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll has died in an apparent drug overdose

The Daily Beast and TMZ are reporting that HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll was found dead this weekend in his New York City apartment. He was 35. According to TMZ, Kroll’s body...

Electric scooters need to toughen up — and stay out of lakes — if they are going to survive 2019 0

Electric scooters need to toughen up — and stay out of lakes — if they are going to survive 2019

In September 2017, a company called “Bird Rides” dumped several hundred electric scooters on the streets of Santa Monica, California, kicking off the scooter-sharing trend in the US. Fourteen months later, people are vandalizing...

Sleepy Skunk’s latest movie mashup is a reminder for all the films you missed in 2018 0

Sleepy Skunk’s latest movie mashup is a reminder for all the films you missed in 2018

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Bijan Stephens had an astute observation: 2018 felt different. It went by quickly, but there was so much to it that it was easy to forget that...

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HTC thinks Christians are VR’s next big audience

For a religion that’s now over 2,000 years old, Christianity has always worked hard to embrace cutting-edge tech. When Johannes Gutenberg invented the modern printing press in the 15th century, the Christian Church jumped...