Engineers are working for free to make Elon Musk’s Hyperloop a reality

Nobody laughs much at Elon Musk anymore, but plenty of people snickered at his Hyperloop idea (okay, also the killer robot thing). To remind you, the Hyperloop is a series of underground trains powered by compressed air that transport folks between c...

Amazon brings 4K streaming to Prime Instant Video in the UK

Even though the majority of Britons don't own an 4K TV, that isn't stopping streaming providers from upgrading their video quality before ultra high-definition (UHD) becomes the next big thing. Netflix began delivering pixel-rich versions of House of...

George R.R. Martin and indie cinemas want ‘The Interview’ to live on

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has called the cancellation of Sony's The Interview "a stunning display of cowardice," and says he'd be glad to show it in his own theater, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in New Mexico. Like other celebrities (inclu...

iGo’s electric Fatbike takes the grunt-work out of climbing

We realize that the market for a nearly $4,000 bicycle is going to be fairly limited -- especially when it's made for serious off-roading -- but bear with us for a moment. The iGo Electric Fatbike is a bit different than the electric two-wheelers we'...

Apple’s Tim Cook ‘deeply offended’ by fresh allegations of factory worker mistreatment

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he's "deeply offended" by fresh allegations of poor working conditions in its Chinese factories. Contractors hired by Apple to assemble its latest products have been exposed before, and while the firm has tried to be more ...

BlackBerry’s surviving, but not as a smartphone company

It's been almost a year since John Chen was appointed to save Blackberry and it's clear that his grand plan has, at least, stopped the company losing money hand over fist. In the Canadian outfit's latest three month report, it reveals that losses hav...

The MPAA is playing politics to help topple Google

Google sees itself as an unbiased index of the web, saying that it only removes results when lawmakers deem them to be illegal. Unfortunately, that's not an argument that holds much sway with the movie studios, still smarting after the heavy-handed S...

Comcast’s new customer service fix: use the app to schedule a call

Years of being dinged for ineffective and unresponsive customer service may be catching up to Comcast, which is finally responding with some much-needed tweaks. Charlie Herrin became its SVP of Customer Experience in September, bringing new features ...

When makers festively daydream, they’re accompanied by singing LEDs

"... Dangerous torches with pages of rules These are a few of my favorite tools" Time to put the soldering iron down, Becky....