1. Facebook to developers: Please friend us
     Published by CNet on 2015-03-22 at 06:00:05

The world's largest social network, set to host its annual developers conference this week, wants a piece of the app pie.

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2. T-Mobile will buy your AT&T or Verizon smartphone. What’s the catch?
     Published by CNet on 2015-03-22 at 06:00:03

CNET's Marguerite Reardon takes a look at T-Mobile's new plan to entice wireless customers to jump ship from their existing carriers.

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3. Switching to electric cars would help cool down cities
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-03-22 at 01:53:00

Electric cars can do more for the environment than cut back on air pollution and fossil fuel use -- they can make sweltering summers more bearable, too. Researchers have determined that EVs create a cooling effect in urban areas, since they aren't pr...

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4. The new Silicon Valley trailer has broken walls, broken dreams, and synergy
     Published by The Verge on 2015-03-22 at 08:11:02

Mike Judge's slapstick tech world comedy Silicon Valley returns for a second season next month, and last night HBO unleashed a new trailer to make the wait a little easier. Or harder, depending on how you look at it.
The clip features the Pied...

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5. Arctic Sea Ice Hit a Forty-Year Low This Winter
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-03-22 at 09:00:00

The National Snow and Ice Data Center has just released the results of its latest analysis of Arctic sea ice. Surprise—the prognosis is not good. The maximum extent of Arctic sea ice occurred early this year, and, at 5.61 million square miles, was the s...

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6. Elon Musk made SpaceX photos public domain because of a tweet
     Published by The Verge on 2015-03-22 at 07:22:56

Earlier this week, SpaceX published a batch of 100 photos on Flickr under a Creative Commons license, which gave the public the ability to download and use the images with proper attribution. It was a voluntary and interesting move by Elon Mus...

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7. The top 50 apps for creative minds
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-22 at 04:30:08

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more Continue reading...

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8. Mercedes will have 10 new plug-in hybrid cars by 2017
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-03-22 at 05:04:00

After dipping its toes into the plug-in hybrid waters, Mercedes-Benz is ready to jump in with both feet. The automaker is planning to launch 10 new plug-in hybrid models between now and 2017 -- on average, that's a new green machine every four months...

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9. Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-03-22 at 09:00:59

 “I’ve probably revised this investor pitch deck 200 times,” a founder told me recently. She’d met with more than 50 potential investors before closing a seed round last month. This might sound excessive to some, but her exper...

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10. Researchers Turn Packing Peanuts Into Rechargeable Batteries
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-03-22 at 07:00:00

Many of us have shared the guilty twinge of pouring a box of packing peanuts into a trash bag, knowing that our convenient foam waste will end up sitting in a landfill for the next few thousand years. Soon, however, we may be able to juice these little nu...

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11. Rainbow Six: Siege multiplayer video surfaces; see it here
     Published by Polygon on 2015-03-22 at 09:40:37

Get a good look at this video because there's no telling when this might be taken down. It's footage of the closed alpha for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. Someone uploaded it to YouTube yesterday.
The video, assuming it's still viewable, depi...

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12. #Katch For Meerkat Auto-Uploads Streams To YouTube With A Hashtag
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-03-22 at 07:11:56

 Buzzy live streaming video app du jour Meerkat does include an option to save your video once you’ve killed the stream — but hey, in the slick environs of frictionless social broadcasting who has time for after-the-fact uploading? So her...

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13. Inhabitat’s Week in Green: self-driving cars, library tanks and bionic arms
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-03-22 at 08:00:00

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.



It was a big week for Tesla. CEO Elon Musk just announced the end of electric vehicle range anxiety thank...

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14. 61 key social media metrics, defined
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-03-22 at 08:03:24

This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog. Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think “KPI” has confounded me the most. I think it’s because the phrase “key performance indicator” always sounds like ...

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15. Chutzpah Lessons From The Israeli Startup Scene
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-03-22 at 03:30:18

 It’s no wonder that with over 4,000 startups in the Greater Tel Aviv area, Israel is ranked 1st in the world for innovative capacity in 2014 by the IMD Global Competitiveness Yearbook. Read More

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16. Who gets the byline? How brands should navigate content authorship
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-03-22 at 04:00:25

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. For more insights on how to be a better marketer, sign up for Brian Honigman’s weekly newsletter. This post originally appeared on his blog. New advertising realities are forcing...

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17. The first and final frames of a movie might be better than the full thing
     Published by The Verge on 2015-03-22 at 10:11:01

Most movies — there may be a few exceptions — are made with detailed attention to style and form. But when you're watching, say, Taxi Driver or Kill Bill, it's easy to get lost in the story (and the bloodshed) and forget about the little de...

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18. Google is making TV commercials more like internet ads
     Published by The Verge on 2015-03-22 at 09:46:28

It looks like Google wants to bring TV ads into the 21st century. The company has quietly announced a new local advertising service for Google Fiber that will make TV ads behave a lot more like internet ads. Using data from its set-top-boxes, ...

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19. Well, That’s One Way to Prank A Person
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-03-22 at 08:00:00

As most of her fans know, Ellen DeGeneres has been messing (hilariously) with Today Show host Matt Lauer. Now, it'd seem, Matt's decided to get even. After opening her car door and spilling ping pong balls all over a parking lot, DeGeneres discovers a car...

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20. Your Tesla Is About to Become Autonomous
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-03-22 at 10:00:00

Earlier this week, we heard billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk describe his vision
  for the future of self-driving vehicles. Turns out, when Musk said "we'll be there in a few years," what he actually meant was, his company, Tesla, will be the...

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