Demolition company tears down the wrong house based on an error in Google Maps

As any regular user of Google Maps will know, the service doesn’t always get house locations right. It’s not unusual for street numbers to be inaccurate, and you sometimes get a home shown on one street when it’s around the corner on a different one.

So you’d think if you were doing something fairly important like, you know, demolishing someone’s house, you might just quickly double-check the address when you got there. But WFAA reports that Nabors Demolition of Seagoville skipped that part, and demolished the wrong house …


PSA: Gmail is down for some users, Google is investigating

Gmail is experiencing downtime this afternoon as some users are having issues with receiving messages and accessing their account. Google confirmed the issue on its apps status page and said it was investigating reports as of 1:56PM EST. The company provided a later update at 2:46PM EST today noting that it’s continuing to investigate and […]

LG V30 Hands On: Samsung and Google have a worthy competitor, but it will all come down to the price tag [Video]

2016 proved to be a tough year for LG that was highlighted by underwhelming performances by its G5 and V20 devices. The company made a valiant effort this year with the LG G6, but it failed to impress buyers over the competition. Now the company is back with the LG V30, and it’s pulling no punches in trying to grab your attention away from competitors.


Alphabet-owned Nest is partnering with SolarCity to keep your ‘Time of Use’ electric bill down

Energy companies in California are set to move customers over to Time of Use plans over the next couple of years, and that’s going to mean that you — the California resident — will be paying for energy based on its exact price at any given moment. Some times of the day are cheaper than others. This is great for some, but it’s going to mean that many are going to have to more closely monitor their energy use if they want to stay in budget.

Nest today has announced that it is bringing a feature, called Time of Savings, to the Nest Thermostat to help you manage your Time of Use energy usage and keep your costs to a minimum…


Original LG Watch Urbane price drops down to just $199

Back when it first launched, the LG Watch Urbane drew a lot of attention to itself thanks to its striking appearance. The round-faced chunky metal smartwatch didn’t look like anything else on the Android Wear market. If you’re still looking for a good value smartwatch, this could be the way to go. If you’re quick you snag the LG Watch Urbane for just 9 (down from 9) in one of today’s Lightning Deals. The deal ends in less than two hours (from time of typing). If you don’t manage to grab it, you can head on over to Rakuten where you can get the same deal on the silver model.

Feature highlights:

  • 1.3″ Full Circle P-OLED Display with Gorilla Glass 3 and Full Metal Body with Screw-Less Back Cover
  • Compatible with most devices with an Android 4.3 or later operating system
  • Fitness Integration with Built-In Continuous Heart Rate Monitor and syncs with sensors and applications for real time health and fitness data
  • Environmental Biosensors – detects and tracks Barometric Pressure, Gyroscopic Movements, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, PPG Heart Rate Monitor
  • Music Streaming – stream music stored in the internal memory to a compatible Bluetooth device. Please note: The watch can be used only to receive notifications and accept/reject calls. Once accepted, you must then use your phone to talk.

Samsung officially stops Galaxy Note 7 sales and exchanges globally, asks users to power down devices

It’s been a rough past few days for Samsung. Following carriers halting sales of the device and a report stating that the company had stopped production of the device, Samsung has officially stopped sales of the device worldwide.