Google is Testing Drones That Could Bring Internet Connectivity to Remote Lands

Google really is all-in on drones. After testing delivery drones as a part of its Project Wing programme, the company has now asked the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to test drones that could eventually be used to deliver internet access to remote areas of the planet. Read More >>

Your Amazon Account Can be Hacked Via Malicious Kindle eBooks

If you download Kindle eBooks from dubious sources aka anywhere other than Amazon, watch out. A security researcher has discovered a security hole in the "Manage Your Kindle" page on Amazon's website that outs your Amazon credentials to hackers the moment you upload a malicious eBook. Read More >>

HarperCollins is Now Using Digital Watermarks to Stop eBook Piracy

Pirating eBooks is a breeze. Their file sizes are so small that it usually takes all of 60 seconds between a Google search and having the book on your Kindle. Now, publishers have hit upon a solution that they hope will trip-up pirates: an invisible, traceable watermark on every eBook sold. Read More >>

Flipboard Now Has Video Ads (But They Won’t Auto-Play, Thank Goodness)

Flipboard, the mobile reading app with over 100 million users, will now start showing you full-page video ads as you try to catch up on your reading. Read More >>

Facebook Revamps App Settings Page

If you head over to your Facebook Apps Settings page, you may be surprised to learn how many useless apps are attached to your account. My account, for instance, is hooked up to 448 apps (there's something called "are u in love?!?!? <3" in there). Luckily, Facebook just revamped this page to help you easily banish the crap. Read More >>

Google Kicks Off Android One in India With Three £64 Handsets

As a part of its Android One initiative, Google just launched three Android phones running a stock version of Kit Kat, the company's latest smartphone operating system, in India. The devices were launched in partnership with local brands Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles and cost a ridiculously cheap 6,399 rupees (£64.34). Read More >>

YouTube Users in India Can Now Download and Watch Videos Offline

In the next few weeks, YouTube users in India will be able to save videos offline and watch them anywhere, any time, without a data connection. That sounds like a brilliant idea, what about us in the UK? Read More >>

This Portable XBOX One Gaming “Laptop” Can be Yours for £920

There are plenty of great things about the XBOX One, but not being able to stuff it into a backpack and take it with you on a road trip is definitely a downer. If you've got $1,500 (£923 excluding shipping to UK) to spare, however, you might just be able to snag an Xbook One: a portable chassis with the guts of the XBOX one and a 22-inch screen. Read More >>

Netflix Expands Into French Territory

Bonjour! Netflix has finally arrived in France as a part of its ambitious European expansion programme. Local rivals are having sleepless nights. [Engadget] Read More >>

Voice Calling Spotted in the Latest Version of WhatsApp on iOS

Voice calling is definitely, definitely coming to WhatsApp and what's more, it's round the corner. A reference to the feature was spotted in the latest iOS update to the app by NDTV Gadgets, an Indian news portal. Read More >>

Here’s the First Windows Phone Device With Official “Windows” Branding

We already knew, thanks to leaked internal documents, that Microsoft was ditching the Windows Phone branding for a simple "Windows" on devices that run its mobile operating system. Now, we have our first look at an actual phone that uses the branding. Read More >>

These Ant-Sized Radios Might Power the Internet of Things

The jury is still out on whether the Internet of Things will make our lives any easier. If and when it does, a lot of it might be powered these tiny, ant-sized radios. Read More >>

Report: The Next Apple Watch Will Track More Fitness Data

The Apple Watch, as it exists right now, is pretty sweet. If you're tempted to snag one as soon as it hits the shelves some time next year, we won't blame you. But here's a reason to hold off right now. There's already evidence that a better, richer Apple Watch might be here in early 2016. Little surprise, I know. Read More >>

Those Excavated E. T. Video Game Cartridges are Being Auctioned Off

If you're an old-school gaming aficionado, here's your chance to own a piece of (infamous) gaming history. The Alamogordo City Council in New Mexico is auctioning off half the recovered E. T. cartridges that were found buried in a landfill. Read More >>

Viber for Android and iOS Now Allows You to Make Video Calls

Viber for Android and iOS now allows you to make video calls. If you have the desktop app installed, you can even switch devices in the middle of the conversation (and vice versa). Sweet. [The Next Web] Read More >>