The sharing economy gets greedy

Salon wrote about a new organization called Peers, which works to promote the sharing economy. While Peers isn’t a lobbying organization, the founder said, it tries to get more people sharing resources like their cars and houses through companies like AirBnb or Lyft. Story posted at: salon.com To leave a comment or share, visit: The ...

The Daily Roundup for 07.31.2013

You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click ...

O2 reveals 4G network launch date

O2 announces that its 4G mobile data network will launch on 29 August, but will initially cover fewer areas than EE and for a higher minimum cost. Powered by WPeMatico

Living room TV 'making a comeback'

The growth of mobile devices has meant families are now more likely to watch television together, a new report from regulator Ofcom says. Powered by WPeMatico

Video messaging app Glide said it has stopped spamming users

Any time some company presents you with eye-popping statistics on five-star ratings or skyrocketing downloads, it’s wise to be suspicious. There are plenty of ways to fudge the numbers these days so that your statements about growth can be technically true, but not tell the whole story. And it seems that Glide, the video messaging ...

UPS to offer 3D printing service in select San Diego stores (video)

Today, UPS announced its plan to bring 3D printing services to the masses. The shipping company will soon roll out Stratasys Uprint SE Plus printers to 60 locations in San Diego to test out the new service; it’ll be aimed at small businesses, start-ups and retail customers in need of a professional grade model to ...

Google Now and Google Glass could become your hyperlocal news readers

Despite all the advances in location-based computing and smartphones, so far there has been very little done to take advantage of these technologies when it comes to the news we consume — in part because none of the traditional media companies have put much effort into it. But now one major news provider is experimenting ...

This is the Modem World: The sinister side of the '80s BBS

Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. Some of the following, for legal reasons, may or may not be fictional. My first modem was a 300-baud Apple-Cat II. It was an expansion card for the Apple II and simply plugged into a ...

How to work around a broken iPhone home button

Is your iPhone’s home button busted? Do you have to press it down as hard as you can ten times in a row before it actually takes you to the home screen? Are you contemplating buying a new phone because you just can’t stand it any longer? Don’t do that! There’s a simple fix for ...

Here are the video and slides from NSA director’s Black Hat talk

NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander gave a contentious opening keynote at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference on Wednesday. Alexander defended the NSA’s activities, while some in the crowd hurled accusations of lying at him. Here are the links to a video of his keynote as well as his presentation slides. (Fair warning, the servers seem ...