What exactly does a Wi-Fi-connected Brita pitcher do?

One of the amazing and brilliant and utterly bizarre things about the Internet of Things is that ordinary consumer things are becoming connected things. This includes objects like refrigerators, toothbrushes, juicers, and even Brita pitchers. Recently Amazon teamed up with Brita, which is sold through The Clorox Company, to create a water pitcher that …

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Lenovo: Motorola acquisition 'did not meet expectations'

It’s rare to see much self-criticism in a company’s quarterly financial report, but Lenovo hasn’t been shy about it today with its disclosures around its mobile business group. “Integration efforts did not meet expectations,” says the Chinese company with respect to its takeover of Motorola and subsequent efforts to consolidate it with …

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Sony has sold more than 40 million PlayStation 4s

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Reddit moves away from Imgur with new photo uploading tool

Reddit this week announced its own image uploading tool, marking a shift away from its informal partnership with Imgur. A member of Reddit’s product team announced the beta feature in a post to the website on Wednesday, saying it will roll out to “select communities” this week. The tool allows users …

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Samsung may skip Galaxy Note 6 name with dual-edge Note 7

The next major Android phablet release from Samsung will be called the Galaxy Note 7 and will feature a dual-edge display, according to Korean carrier sources speaking anonymously to ET News. Last summer, Samsung generated a bit of confusion and controversy when it launched the dual-edge Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the …

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Are these the Moto Z's 'MotoMod' backplates?

Lenovo is rumored to be following up the Moto X line with some new “Moto Z” phones, which are said to work with a range of snap-on accessory cases called MotoMods. Now, thanks to a picture from Evan “Evleaks” Blass, we may have our first look at three of these semi-modular-ish cases. …

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Peter Thiel admits to bankrolling Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit

Peter Thiel confirmed last night that he did indeed fund Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker, as rumored earlier this week, saying that the move was one of the “greater philanthropic things” he had done in his life. The billionaire Silicon Valley investor told the New York Times that he secretly bankrolled …

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