Tag Archive: Talking

Can you believe anybody’s still talking about Steve Jobs?

If you ignore its share price, Apple is doing incredibly well under Tim Cook, thanks in large part to the success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. But its newest offerings, Apple Watch and Apple Music, may be off to a rocky start, if you believe the reports. This leads us to ask, once again, whether Apple […][Read More…]

Comcast denies talking with Apple about TV service

It turns out Apple isn’t talking with NBCUniversal about partnering for its forthcoming TV service. At least not yet. How do we know? Because Comcast, NBCUniversal’s parent company, hasn’t been approached by Apple at all. But that doesn’t mean NBCUniversal’s…Read more ›

Pictures from 2014 that got us talking

Photography’s impact on society doesn’t come down to single, striking images like it once did. Instead, the power today comes from conversations: What we talked about in 2014 often began with pictures and videos that were seen and shared over…Read more ›

“Why Does iPhone & Siri Start Talking Randomly Out of Nowhere? Are Robots Taking Over?”

A notable number of iPhone users have experienced a truly peculiar happening with their iPhone and Siri after updating to the latest versions of iOS; the iPhone may start talking seemingly out of the blue. If you’ve experienced this yourself, you know how jarring, weird, funny, and sometimes outright creepy it can be to have … Read More

Lust List: Gear so great we can’t stop talking about it

Ruh-roh: Your smart food scale and fitness tracker are talking to each other

This may be the last time you feel good about walking half a mile to get a cronut: a calorie-counting food scale and fitness tracker are on to you. Smart food scale Prep Pad now synchs with Jawbone Up, keeping…Read more ›

WSJ: Apple Talking To Comcast About A Streaming TV Service

Apple and Comcast are in the early stages of negotiating a streaming TV service, according to The Wall Street Journal. The service “would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment on Comcast’s cables to ensure it bypasses congestion…Read more ›    [Read More…]

This Man Was Pulled Over For Talking On An iPhone-Shaped Cookie

Here’s a funny idea with a high potential to go wrong: bake a batch of cookies in the shape of iPhones, drive around pretending to talk on them, and then when you inevitably get pulled over, take a bite, look…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Enable the Talking Calculator in Mac OS X

Use the Talking Calculator in Mac OS X

Talking calculators are very useful, whether for accessibility reasons or just for entering a lot of numbers that you want to be sure are correct by hearing the auditory response. Thanks to the Mac’s excellent text-to-speech abilities and a simple settings adjustment, you can transform the bundled Calculator app in Mac OS X into a talking calculator, and it will speak both the  [Read More…]

ESPN Is Talking To Carriers About Subsidizing Your Data Plan


If you weren’t grandfathered into an unlimited 3G data plan, then you probably spend each minute on your cellphone judiciously deciding what to spend your data on before you reach your limit. It sucks for users, and it sucks for content providers who want you to stream more videos and consume more content.

ESPN is trying to make thing better for consumers though by striking a deal with the carriers to subsidize  [Read More…]