Monday, April 27, 2015 • 03:31

​Freelancer makes payment play with buy
Australian online freelancing marketplace Freelancer is moving to corner the online payments market, striking a deal to acquire online escrow service provider for $7.5 million.
Apple's iOS is an illness, says new HTC ad
Technically Incorrect: In an ad that mocks rival phones and disorders in equal measure, HTC offers its latest attempt to outdo its last attempt at strange advertising. Yes, iOS is Irritable Operating System, apparently.
Nokia denies reports it plans to return to smartphones
Former handset giant calls reports it will rejoin the smartphone sector in 2016 "false."
Apple Watch, Android Wear, and Microsoft Band (MobileTechRoundup show #345)
The wearable market is heating up with new devices from Apple, Garmin, and others. Matthew and Kevin both have Apple Watches on the way.
The mere idea of regaining privacy sends law enforcement into a tizzy
The prospect of losing a smidgen of the data hoovered up by law enforcement has worried one police chief enough to effectively 'terror Godwin' the entire conversation, which shows that good is happening with privacy, for a change.
'Gears of War' looks like the next game to get an Xbox One remaster
Like it or not, ports of classic games to the latest consoles are still all the rage... and Microsoft appears eager to cash in on the trend. Both Kotaku and Polygon report that Microsoft, Black Tusk Studios ...
Tiny gecko-inspired robot pulls 100 times its weight
Technically Incorrect: Engineers at Stanford build little robots with big pulling power, using a design inspired by a real animal.
Stephen Hawking says One Direction could be intact in the multiverse
The great mind has some words of comfort for heartbroken tweens with an interest in theoretical physics.
An old film canister just fetched $13,000 at auction
When bidding on detritus you'd probably walk past at a flea market, it's not the condition of the item that counts, it's where it's been.
'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' is fast, frantic and adds a co-op campaign
Developer Treyarch has a good record of keeping things fresh in Call of Duty. The company started working on the franchise back in 2005. With World at War it added zombies; Black Ops went to Vietnam; Black ...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Chevy's concept car, LED bulbs and solar lanterns
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Tesla made headlines again this week with the official (sort ...
How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger
Comcast's $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is officially dead, and the companies may have the fiery Net neutrality debate that raged this past year to blame.
First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat
There's a thin line between a flourishing product category and an oversaturated one. The smart thermostat racket is fast approaching critical mass, and energy providers across the UK have begun offering ...