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Here’s How to Bypass Those Infuriating Automated Phone Menus

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Having to enter phone number extensions or deal with multi-layered phone menu systems is a pain whether you're on a landline or a mobile phone. Luckily, there's a way to skip those annoying automated menus and dial your contact directly on your smartphone....

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Sony’s Turbocharged 4K Shooter Sucks in Crazy Amounts of Light

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Sony's new Sony Alpha A7S packs a full-frame sensor and uses the company’s E-mount lenses, making it the second mirrorless camera to venture into 4K video territory....

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How to Email iPhone Videos That Aren’t a Blurry Mess

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If you want your videos to look their best, stop sending them from your iPhone via email or iMessage....

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Blue Bottle Coffee Buys Coding Talent for Next-Level Delivery

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The Bay Area's Blue Bottle Coffee and the Internet's Tonx, an online subscription coffee service, are about to blend....

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New Gadget From Amazon Makes Grocery Shopping Dangerously Easy

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Amazon announced a new stand-alone gadget today called the Dash. It's basically a remote control for buying groceries....

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This $1,300, Lightning-Fast External Drive Is Worth Every Penny

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LaCie's new Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 drive is designed to move giant files, video streams, and masses of data at speeds that push the limits of what external drives can achieve....

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Gadget Lab Podcast: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Talk to Your Stuff

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On this week's podcast (#206), Mat and Mike discuss Microsoft Build, Windows Phone and Cortana, Apple's WWDC Lottery, and the debut of Amazon Fire TV....

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Wendy's now lets you pay for a meal with its mobile app

Wendy's now lets you pay for a meal with its mobile appWendy's, home to a bunch of square burgers and Frosty, is following in Burger King's footsteps and embracing mobile payments. Now, you can use the Ohio company's app to pay for your purchase in most (but not all) of its locations in the US. Just like its Burger King counterpart, the app acts as sort of a digital wallet that generates six-digit codes you'll have to give to cashiers for payment. Wendy's, however, has

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GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllers

GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllersThe idea of the gamepad is so entrenched in our mind, it's easy to forget that there are other ways to play video games. No, we're not talking about the PC gamer's keyboard and mouse, or even the traditional arcade stick -- but custom, purpose built controllers made to augment a specific experience. At GDC 2014, we found an interactive gallery full of them.

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Non-banks notch a win in long-running derivatives battle

Non-banks notch a win in long-running derivatives battleBy Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of small brokerages and large commodities companies convinced lawmakers to tweak a rule that they say would have made derivatives trading more expensive for them and sent more business to Wall Street banks that already dominate the market. Companies including INTL FCStone Inc, Nomura Holdings Inc, Cargill Inc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc lobbied a congressional committee to change a rule proposed

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Back on stand, Pistorius sobs as he recalls girlfriend's shooting

Back on stand, Pistorius sobs as he recalls girlfriend's shootingPRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius broke down and sobbed in the witness stand on Tuesday when he described the moment he realized he had shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a locked toilet door at his home. (Reporting by David Dolan; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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'Noah,' revival of Bible epics, finds rough seas

'Noah,' revival of Bible epics, finds rough seasNEW YORK (AP) — In the beginning of their work together on "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise: "I'll never shoot you on a houseboat in a robe and sandals with two giraffes popping up behind you."

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Japan, United States face off in crucial trade negotiations

Japan, United States face off in crucial trade negotiationsJapan and the United States on Wednesday began a round of crucial talks aimed at concluding a trade pact seen as critical to the success of regional negotiations, although officials warned that bridging differences would be difficult. Tokyo and Washington are seeking a two-way trade deal, regarded as a key part of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific

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