Spotify Will Give You a Free Chromecast if You Sign Up for Premium


(Matt Weinberger/Business Insider) Spotify is offering a free Chromecast (normally $35 dollars) to people who sign up for three months of Spotify premium. Spotify’s premium service is $9.99 a month, and offers you things like offline…

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iPhone 5se Rumor Roundup: Apple Comes Back to 4-Inch Phones


RUMORS iPhone 5se Rumor Roundup: Apple Comes Back to 4-Inch Phones Daniel Bean February 18, 2016 By now you’ve likely heard that Apple is planning to reverse direction and release a new smaller iPhone about…

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Hospital Pays Hackers $17,000 to Regain Control of Its Computers


A Los Angeles hospital has paid a ransom of around $17,000 to anonymous hackers to regain control of its computer network. The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid 40 Bitcoins to regain control of its medical devices, portals,…

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FAQ: What You Need to Know about Apple’s Encryption Fight with the FBI


Apple’s fight for its right to sell phones with encryption that can’t be unlocked by cops, courts or anybody else got a lot more dramatic this week. On Tuesday night, a federal judge ordered the company…

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You Can Now Get All the Benefits of Gmail on Your Other Email Accounts


If you like all the features of Gmail but don’t want to go through the hassle of creating a whole new email address, now you can “Gmailify” your old email accounts. Google announced on Wednesday…

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The 5 Coolest High-tech Toys of Toy Fair 2016


TOY FAIR 2016 The 5 Coolest High-tech Toys of Toy Fair 2016 Daniel Howley Technology Reporter February 17, 2016 Your kids’ toys are now as smart as yours. For proof, look no further than the…

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The 15 Companies That Flooded Your Inbox With the Most Email Spam in 2015


(Warner Bros./YouTube) Unroll.Me, a nifty app that helps you kill annoying email subscriptions, has released its annual list of the worst email spam offenders for 2015. Deals companies Groupon and LivingSocial took the top spots…

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Joy Bauer’s 5 Easy Swaps to Healthify Comfort Foods (Plus 2 Recipes!)


Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, is the health and nutrition expert for NBC’s TODAY show, the founder of Nourish Snacks, and the author of the new book From Junk Food to Joy Food, in which she…

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How to Turn Your Sluggish Old Mac or PC Into a Faster Chromebook


Earlier today we published a story about Neverware, a New York City startup that is helping schools refurbish old Windows PCs and Macs that had been abandoned as unusable, converting them into “Chromebooks” students can actually…

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You Can Sign Up for Nintendo’s First Smartphone Game Right Now


Nintendo’s first foray into mobile gaming launches next month, but if you’re really anxious you can sign up for the experience right now. The company has just opened up a pre-registration period for the social…

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