Alexa can do tons of useful stuff, such as eliminate the need for any interpersonal contact. The post The 10 Best Amazon Echo Skills for Loners appeared first on WIRED.

The 10 Best Amazon Echo Skills for Loners



ENTy-pose The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance. Read More

Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup


reddit-paid1 The threat of advertising skulks outside the periphery of every free site or service, but the more terrifying thought is that, to paraphrase “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” the ads are coming from inside the house. That’s what Reddit may be facing with a new form of advertising announced by the social news site earlier this week. Read More

Gilded as charged




pokemon go Pokémon Go may be the most downloaded app in its first week post-launch ever, and is said to be raking in some $1.6 million daily on iOS alone, but a new report out on Friday suggests that the popular game’s paying user base may have already shrunk. According to data from Slice Intelligence, the app’s paying users peaked mid-July when the game had 56 percent more paying players… Read More

Pokémon Go’s paying user base has reached a plateau



IMG_5820 Writing on a computer is awful. Without discipline – in my case, at least – an effort to get out 1,000 words of non-fiction usually ends up consisting of thirty minutes of web browsing before writing, intermittent Facebook trips while tapping out a few hundred words, and a nice jaunt through Hacker News at the 750 word mark. I get the job done, but I know my brain isn’t doing… Read More

The Freewrite is the ultimate distraction-free writing tool


This week: productivity apps, Burning Man, and tech sector earnings. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Earning Man appeared first on WIRED.

Gadget Lab Podcast: Earning Man



This week: productivity apps, Burning Man, and tech sector earnings. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Earning Man appeared first on WIRED.

Gadget Lab Podcast: Earning Man


maxresdefault-2 You probably aren’t trying to set a land speed record for an all-electric, street legal car, but if you are, I have bad news: The goalposts just got moved further out. Genovation‘s Extreme Electric (GXE) car, which uses a Corvette Z06 chassis with a custom electric drive under the hood, broke its previous record of 186.8 mph by a margin of nearly 20 mph. The new record now stands… Read More

Genovation’s GXE breaks the land speed record for a street-legal ...