DarkMarket Could Be the New Silk Road the Feds Can't Take Down

The original Silk Road got seized by the feds. Its successor got hacked apart and robbed. Third time's a charm? Maybe. The minds behind a new proof-of-concept marketplace called "DarkMarket" say their model is impossible for the feds to take down. » 4/24/14 10:39am Yesterday 10:39am

What We Know About the First Earth-Sized Planet In a Habitable Zone

When you're looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we've ever found. » 4/17/14 2:37pm 4/17/14 2:37pm

This Simple Siri Hack Lets You Control Anything With Your iPhone

Voice control is a super convenient way to control stuff with your phone, at least when your AI isn't just shouting error messages at other computers. Googolplex makes it even better by unlocking Siri to let her control your stereo, your thermostat; honestly, just about anything. » 4/17/14 10:18am 4/17/14 10:18am

What Is Tizen?

This year, Samsung will sell (at least) two phones and a watch that don't run Android. Instead, they'll run something called Tizen. That's a major departure for such an important player in the smartphone game. But what is Tizen? And will you actually want to use it? » 4/16/14 4:10pm 4/16/14 4:10pm

Project Tango Teardown: Google's Crazy Camera System (Oh, And a Phone)

Google's Project Tango isn't coming to stores near you any time soon. You wouldn't even know what to do with it if it did. Still, the folks at iFixit got their hands on one and tore it apart. What's inside? Mostly a ton of crazy cameras, with a phone almost as an afterthought. » 4/16/14 9:28am 4/16/14 9:28am

Watch Cortana, Siri, and Google Now Yell at Each Other and Go Insane

Cortana is the newest member of the virtual assistant family, so we thought we'd get the whole crew together for a chat. Turns out getting a sit-down between Siri, and Google Now is not only funny, but also a great glimpse at how the world will work after the machines finally take over. » 4/14/14 2:27pm 4/14/14 2:27pm