Microsoft Replacing Windows Live Messenger With Skype

Microsoft will retire its Windows Live Messenger chat service, shifting its focus instead to similar functionality in Skype, a new report says. The changeover could happen as early as this week. Citing “several sources,” The Verge reports Microsoft is planning to integrate Windows Live Messenger Read More …

6 Bloggers Who Tumbled Their Way Into New York Fashion Week

6 Bloggers Who Tumbled Their Way Into New York Fashion Week 1. Rachel Schwartzmann Rachel Schwartzmann, current Huffington Post contributor and aspiring fashion writer, created The Style Line in January 2011. She also runs a personal style blog, Le Style Child. The Style Line “features Read More …

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro Wants to Be Your Tablet and Big Screen TV

Image: Lenovo What if your tablet was also a home theater projector? That’s exactly what Lenovo is trying to do with the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a 13.3-inch Android tablet with a built-in Pico projector and an 8 watt Read More …

LivingSocial Raises Another $110 Million From Investors

LivingSocial has raised an additional $110 million in funding from some of the company’s previous investors, according to a memo from the CEO sent to employees and passed along to Mashable by a source. “We’ve got some great news to announce today, as many of Read More …

How Bette Midler’s Pet Peeve Made New York City A Better Place To Live

I guess we could look at this as an unlikely instance of job creation. But I think we should really look at this as a whimsical, ballet-like piece of public performance art meant to reflect the absurdities of contemporary life and the wastefulness of consumer Read More …

14 Common Medicines You REALLY Shouldn’t Mix With Alcohol

You do like having a functioning liver, right? View this image › Paramount Pictures / Via pandasproblems.tumblr.com Quick little totally unscientific poll here: Have you ever had an alcoholic beverage (or several) while taking antibiotics? Of course not — I’m no fool! I know I Read More …

Behind the Scenes of Uncle Drew’s Viral YouTube Sequel

Back in June, a YouTube mini-doc of a bearded, bespectacled old fogey called “Uncle Drew” dominating pickup basketball players with ankle-breaking crossover dribbles and ferocious slam dunks went massively viral. But the decrepit old man was actually a disguised Kyrie (middle name Andrew) Irving, last Read More …

Sony to Debut Big-Screen 4K TV by End of 2012

Sony announced on Wednesday during its 2012 IFA conference in Berlin that it will roll out its first-ever 4K TV worldwide by the end of the year. The 84-inch BRAVIA TV features a 4K (3,840 x 2,160) LCD panel that delivers an image four times Read More …

The Trouble With The New “Share Economy”

View this image › The pink mustache of Lyft, a ride-sharing service. wordpress.com Disruption. It’s really in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it? Take a few high-profile startups that are part of the much-touted “share economy” — ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber. It turns Read More …

Apple’s Green Gadget Certification Goes Dark

View this image › WWDC attendees look at the new MacBook Pro that is displayed at the 2012 Apple WWDC keynote address. Unlike previous Mac products, this one won’t be held to EPEAT environmental standards. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images As first reported by CIO Read More …