• White Noise 7 is out, and wants to be like Instagram for restful sounds

    White Noise 7 is out, and wants to be like Instagram for restful sounds

    When software developer Todd Moore wrote up the code for his now-famous White Noise app in 2008, it was a side project to him and one of the first mobile apps go live on the Apple app store. The app quickly climbed to the No. 1 spot in the Health and Fitness category, and has remained a top pick for years. At this point, Moore said, the White Noise app sees between half-a-million and a… Read More

  • Hanergy to build solar-powered electric cars

    Hanergy to build solar-powered electric cars

    It used to be that only car companies could build cars. But this is the twenty-first century, when seemingly anyone can build a car or four, including a Chinese solar power company. Hanergy Holding Group, which manufactures thin-film solar panels, has created a Solar Vehicle Business Division that debuted four solar-powered prototypes in Beijing. In a world where anyone can come up with an… Read More

  • Amazon shatters earnings expectations

    Amazon shatters earnings expectations

    Amazon shattered expectations when it reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.78, when Wall Street was forecasting $1.11. Amazon also beat revenue predictions, posting $30.4 billion for the quarter when analysts were expecting $29.55 billion. Shares ticked up 2 percent in after-hours trading. The company saw a significant increase… Read More

  • Alphabet’s huge Q2 shows its ads business may not be so challenged after all

    Alphabet’s huge Q2 shows its ads business may not be so challenged after all

    While Alphabet’s core advertising business has often been questioned as the net value of its ads has been in decline, there’s one thing that’s hard to argue — it’s still one of the biggest technology businesses in the world, and it’s still growing. And it’s growing very quickly. Alphabet reported a second quarter that continued tech’s hot… Read More

  • Gurbaksh Chahal out as Gravity4 CEO after probation ruling

    Gurbaksh Chahal out as Gravity4 CEO after probation ruling

    Tech founder Gurbaksh Chahal appears to have handed over his CEO role at Gravity4 to his sister, Kamal Kaur, after a judge found last week that he violated his domestic violence probation. Chahal has been removed from Gravity4’s leadership page and replaced by Kaur, who is currently listed as CEO of the company. Kaur previously held leadership roles at Chahal’s other companies… Read More

  • Grubhub announces more investments following strong 2Q

    Grubhub announces more investments following strong 2Q

    Takeout food delivery platform Grubhub stock soared 26 percent following a way-better-than-expected second quarter earnings release. The online marketplace connecting restaurants and takeout diners beat analysts expectations, both for revenue and adjusted EPS. For the second quarter ended June 30, the company posted $120.2 million in revenue, whereas Wall Street was expecting $114.2 million. Read More

  • Tech’s top 20 investors turned into emoji

    What do Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and Naval Ravikant look like as emojis? For the launch of MovieLaLa‘s emoji marketplace MojiLaLa, the startup made a set inspired by tech’s best-known venture capitalists. The list could have included more of the great female and minority VCs like Mary Meeker, Charles Hudson and Aileen Lee. But here’s a look at caricatures of the 20 they chose. Read More

  • Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive

    Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive

    I’m going to put this right up front: Adr1ft isn’t for the weak of stomach. The virtual reality free-floating space survival sim left me a tad queasy, and I’m somewhere in the middle of the VR sickness sensitive spectrum. But for those looking to boldly barf where only Oculus Rift owners have barfed before, Adr1ft is launching on HTC Vive today. Even if you might feel a… Read More

  • Minecraft support for Oculus Rift is finally almost here

    Minecraft support for Oculus Rift is finally almost here

    After months of teasing, Microsoft is finally almost ready to give Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta users a taste of VR. In a blog post celebrating the first anniversary of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta, Microsoft announced that support for the Oculus Rift will be coming “in the next few weeks” as a free update to existing users. People who want to get in on the action have… Read More

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