Sleeping with your gadgets on: How to block blue light from devices

Jason Freedman is the co-founder of 42Floors, making it easy for everyone to rent office space. He’s a two-time Y Combinator alum and blogs regularly on humbledMBA. This post was originally published on the 42floors blog. I have severe insomnia. Specifically, delayed sleep phase syndrome, which basically means that, like a teenager, my body actually … Continue reading

Think you’ve got a strategy to enter the Chinese market? Think twice

Yu Yongfu is the chairman and CEO of UCWeb, whose mission is to provide a better mobile Internet experience to billions of users around the world. Earlier in his career, he was a VP at Legend Capital. Yu graduated from Nankai University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Whenever I visit the US, … Continue reading

Hands on with Google’s Chromecast, a tiny set-top box for the Web

Google has started shipping its first batch of Chromecast devices, its HDMI TV plugin that lets you stream online video content onto your television. I received a review unit from Google after its press event yesterday and think that it’s a worthwhile device with enormous potential – particularly because it’s simple enough to take on … Continue reading

Google’s free Netflix promotion for Chromecast sells out in a day

That escalated quickly. When Google unveiled its Chromecast dongle for streaming YouTube, Netflix and Chrome tabs, it announced a promotion for three free months of Netflix with purchase of the device, but the deal is now sold out due to “overwhelming demand”. Savvy shoppers quickly did the math yesterday ($35-$7.99*3=$11.03) and scooped up the device … Continue reading

IDC: Apple, Samsung lose smartphone market share as Lenovo and others see greater growth

Apple and Samsung have both reported their financials for Q2 2013 so, as is customary, analyst firms are now putting out their estimates for the quarter. IDC is out of the blocks, noting that Samsung and Apple remain the market leaders but greater growth is coming from lesser companies. The research firm estimates that Samsung … Continue reading

British broadcaster BSkyB launches £9.99 Now TV set-top box to make all TVs smart

Days after Google unveiled its $35 Chromecast dongle to bring the smart TV experience to regular TVs, British satellite broadcaster has got in on the act after launching Now TV Box, a Roku-like set-top box. The box is available for 9.99 and brings the benefits of Web TV to any television. Customers can enjoy ongoing … Continue reading

Uber sued by family of six-year-old killed in San Francisco crash

Uber says it’s not liable for damages in death of Sofia Liu because driver who fatally struck her had no passenger at time Dominic Rushe

Octogenarian nun awaits sentence for protest break-in at US nuclear plant

Megan Rice was charged with sabotage for breaking into Y-12 facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee On Monday morning, four days short of her 84th birthday, Sister Megan Rice ate a hearty breakfast of pancakes and oatmeal at the ungodly hour of 4.30am in Knox county jail, Knoxville, Tennessee. Rice, a white-haired Catholic nun and anti-nuclear … Continue reading

Google+ Local for iOS will be pulled on August 7th after being integrated into Google Maps

Google+ Local for iOS, Google’s mobile search and discovery app, will cease to exist on August 7th, just over one year after it made its appearance on iPads and iPhones. According to an email from the Mountview company (h/t Engadget), Google+ Local for iOS will no longer be available as a standalone app on mobile … Continue reading

Japan’s Docomo prepares upgrade to bring 150Mpbs downlink speeds to its Xi LTE network

NTT Docomo, the largest mobile network operators in Japan, announced today that it will be starting prelaunch operations for an upgrade to its Xi LTE network, offering downlink speeds of up to 150 Mbps – similar to speeds being offered by South Korean operators SK Telecom and LG Uplus for their LTE-Advanced services. Docomo will … Continue reading

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