Judge: Yes, You Can Serve Legal Papers Over Facebook

It used to be that, when you wanted to slap someone with a lawsuit, you'd have to hunt them down the old-fashioned way—on foot, just like mom used to do. But now, a Family Court official has ruled for the very first time in the United States (it's already common practice in Europe) that yes, you can indeed serve legal… » 9/19/14 6:09pm Yesterday 6:09pm

7 iPhone 6 Plus Cases That Don't Suck

Earlier this week, we asked you to help us prepare for today's big iPhone release by hunting down those few and far between cases that don't offend our most base sensibilities And you, dear readers, did not disappoint. » 9/19/14 9:00am Yesterday 9:00am

NYPD Is Begging for Twitter Followers By Passing Out Fliers Underground

Following in the grand tradition of that woman who always asks you for money and that guy with the pamphlets about how the Apocalypse cometh, the NYPD is begging for new followers for its L-train-specific Twitter account the only way it knows how: By shoving fliers in the faces of passersby on their way to work. » 9/18/14 12:14pm Thursday 12:14pm

How to Download iOS 8 Without Deleting All Your Stuff

Now that iOS 8 is finally here, many an iPhone user has eagerly swiped over to the update screen only to find that the greedy install package just won't fit. But don't worry—you don't have to go on a deleting rampage. All it takes is a few simple workarounds, and you can have your iOS 8 and keep your data, too. » 9/17/14 4:46pm Wednesday 4:46pm

The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind

Every month, the bills get paid on time. The emails get answered, and any orders filled. Which, for HeavensGate.com, is positively extraordinary. Because as far as the public is aware, every last member of the suicide cult died 17 years ago from a cocktail of arsenic and apple sauce. A few stayed behind, though.… » 9/17/14 9:42am Wednesday 9:42am

Are There Any Non-Terrible iPhone 6 Plus Cases?

Obviously discounting the master stroke you see above, there are a lot of pretty horrible cases out there. In fact, some would even go so far as to say that the entire genre is inherently flawed. But in reality, iPhones scratch far too easy—having a case is a necessary evil. Which is why we ask you, dear readers, is… » 9/16/14 2:42pm Tuesday 2:42pm

Photoshop Contest: What's Apple Really Shipping in Those iPhone Crates?

Earlier today, we got a glimpse inside one of the planes carrying hundreds of thousands of shiny new smartphones all the way across the Pacific, straight into our greedy little fingers. But—can we ever really know what's hiding beneath those giant tarps? Yep! Because you're going to tell us. » 9/15/14 5:20pm Monday 5:20pm

Your iPhone Houses All These Chemical Reactions Every Single Day

Other than the times we notice our battery bars inching towards the red or our screens go silent, we usually don't think too about how it is our phones actually function. But as a new video from the Reaction YouTube channel shows, there's a whole host of complex chemical reactions going on both during production and… » 9/15/14 4:48pm Monday 4:48pm

This Is How You Fly 200,000 iPhones from China to the US

If you're hoping for a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and haven't nailed yours down yet, you're effectively screwed for the time being. But if you were one of the lucky 4 million buyers, there's a decent-ish chance your shiny new toy is in the photo above, where it just flew across the Pacific, boarded up with more than… » 9/15/14 2:58pm Monday 2:58pm

The FBI Just Finished Its Insane New Facial Recognition System

After six years and over one billion dollars in development, the FBI has just announced that its new biometric facial recognition software system is finally complete. Meaning that, starting soon, photos of tens of millions of U.S. citizen's faces will be captured by the national system on a daily basis. » 9/15/14 11:31am Monday 11:31am