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T-Mobile’s Personal CellSpot Router is Now Available

T-Mobile’s Personal CellSpot Router is Now Available

When it comes to sell service, not all homes are created equal. Whether your service is spotty or you have rooms that don't get cell signal at all, dropping calls is never a pleasant experience. T-Mobile is looking to improve its call quality, and starting on Wednesday, the T-Mobile Personal CellSpot router is ...

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Scoopshot Helps Photographers Easily Sell and License Their Shots

Scoopshot Helps Photographers Easily Sell and License Their Shots

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but Scoopshot is turning pictures into actual money. Scoopshot, the world's leading content syndication platform, connects media and brands with mobile and pro photographers. Aiming to provide a "crucial, visual storytelling link to communities" along with a "viable alternative ...

Clear Channel Becomes iHeartMedia

Clear Channel Becomes iHeartMedia

  Clear Channel on Tuesday announced it became iHeartMedia, "reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact." The move doesn't affect Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO), which will retain the Clear Channel ...

A Kindle E-Book Flaw Lets Hackers Access Your Amazon Account

A Kindle E-Book Flaw Lets Hackers Access Your Amazon Account

Amazon might not have a security issue at Audible but they do have one on their main website. A security researcher has reported, and I can confirm, that Amazon has a security hole on the “manage Your Kindle” page – one which is relatively easy to fix. Thanks to this hole, a hacker can gain access to the Amazon ...

The Ecobee 3 Smart Thermostat Controls Your Home’s Rooms Individually

The Ecobee 3 Smart Thermostat Controls Your Home’s Rooms Individually

Smart home thermostats are becoming quite common and, for the Nest at least, downright popular. But most of these systems only monitor from one direction—that is, the user remotely checking the home. The new Ecobee 3 system, however, works both ways; the device is watching its watchers with remote sensors. The Ecobee 3 ...

Handybook Becomes ‘Handy’, Still Provides On-Demand Home Services

Handybook Becomes ‘Handy’, Still Provides On-Demand Home Services

What’s in a name? As it turns out, a lot. That’s the thinking behind Handybook’s decision to rebrand itself simply as “Handy.” The two-year old company, which provides on-demand home services via a web and mobile app, wants to become the definitive brand in the category… and it believes that when it comes to ...

IBM Watson’s Newest Task: Bringing Big Data to Average Business Users

IBM Watson’s Newest Task: Bringing Big Data to Average Business Users

IBM on Tuesday announced a new product called Watson Analytics, one they claim will bring sophisticated big data analysis to the average business user. Watson Analytics is a cloud application that does all of the the heavy lifting related to big data processing by retrieving the data, analyzing it, cleaning it, building ...

Uber is Once Again Allowed in Germany Following Ban Lift

Uber is Once Again Allowed in Germany Following Ban Lift

After a series of legal setbacks in Europe and North America, the ride-hailing service Uber got some welcome news on Tuesday. A court in Frankfurt overturned a nationwide ban against the company’s car-sharing service in Germany, lifting, for now, one of the most severe legal restrictions that Uber had faced anywhere in ...

California Permits for Self-Driving Cars Are Now Valid

California Permits for Self-Driving Cars Are Now Valid

On Tuesday, permits for self-driving cars issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) took effect for the first time. Applications for the permits began in May 2014. Only the Volkswagen Group (which includes Volkswagen and Audi cars among others), Mercedes Benz, and Google have been issued permits for their ...

The iPhone 6’s NFC Chip is Only for Apple Pay (For Now, Anyway)

The iPhone 6’s NFC Chip is Only for Apple Pay (For Now, Anyway)

Apple finally added NFC to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but if you were hoping that the company’s new NFC chip will allow you to pair speakers or integrate NFC tags into your favorite apps, you’ll have to keep waiting. Apple has put its NFC chip on lockdown, at least for now. Sources at Apple have confirmed to Cult of Mac ...