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Apple design guru Jony Ive has just received a big promotion from his boss, CEO Tim Cook. Following a management shakeup a few years back that saw the ouster of Steve Jobs’ shadow, Scott Forstall, Ive took over the reigns as Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design. Now, however, Ive has been given the newly-created position of Chief Design Read more...
Welcome back for a special Memorial Day edition of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Vizio M-Series 55" 1080p 240Hz Full-Array LED Smart HDTV, a Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, a Crucial 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600MHz memory kit and more... Read more...
Comcast came up as the biggest loser in its failed bit to acquire rival Time Warner Cable (TWC) for $45 billion. Comcast wasted over $30 million on lobbying and tucked its tail between it legs once it became clear that U.S. regulatory agencies would not approve the merger. Comcast’s loss is now Charter’s gain... Read more...
With Google's I/O conference set to kick off later this week, the anticipation surrounding its upcoming OS, Android M, is growing fast. While we just learned that M internally stands for Macadamia Nut Cookie, we have doubts this OS release will crumble. Whereas Lollipop represented a major overhaul of the OS, Android... Read more...
First and foremost, Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday in which Americans pay tribute to all who have fallen while serving in the country's armed forces, a day of solemn remembrance and reflection. Curiously, Memorial Day is also a day of celebratory ingestion, involving burgers, barbecue, beer, baked beans...and... Read more...
BlackBerry, or the company formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM) if you prefer, has a seemingly endless playbook filled with strategies to keep the company afloat. A name change is just one of many things the company has tried, in addition to hiring new leaders, launching new products, and when things get really... Read more...
Gold is best, right? It's certainly the most expensive in Apple's wearable lineup. The cost of an Apple Watch Edition with 18-Karat gold ranges anywhere from $10,000 to $17,000 plus another $1,500 if you want to add an AppleCare+ warranty. While we don't typically pay much attention to packaging, you'd think that... Read more...
Leave it to the lawyers to find loopholes wherever they may exist. For Amazon and its legal advisers, that meant processing all European sales in Luxembourg, a comparatively low tax region that's been saving the online vendor a significant amount of money. It also drew the ire of European regulators, and in the midst... Read more...
There hasn't been a lot of excitement in the tablet world, though Samsung may change that. Based on some pretty impressive benchmark scores that popped up on Primate Labs' Geekbench 3 page, it appears that Samsung is readying an Android 5.1 slate called "Chopin LTE" that's powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 quad-core... Read more...
Russia has sent warnings to the world's largest social platforms for disobeying a law put into place last year. As per this new law, Russia requires companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, to automatically disclose certain information on bloggers who have more than 3,000 readers per day, and thus far, the... Read more...
Since its founding in 1998, Google has conquered a vast number of different markets. From search to email, phones to tablets, watches to thermostats, Google's achievements are admirable. So, what's next? Teddy bears, of course. Yup - Google has set its sights high, here. Well, perhaps not a teddy bear, explicitly... Read more...
One of the benefits of owning a Google Nexus device is assurance that it will receive new Android builds as they come out, but for how long? According to a seemingly reliable rumor making the rounds on the web, you won't have to guess with Android M (Android 6.0), which Google is expected to unveil at Google I/O later... Read more...
It doesn’t happen very often, but Apple on occasion leaks upcoming products either via its website or via the App Store. The last such incident happened in October when the user guide for the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 leaked a day before the official keynote. Today, another Apple product has leaked, but this one... Read more...
While it’s not quite the smoking deal from early last month (a deal which in hindsight was a price mistake), Best Buy is currently trimming $100 from all models of the Motorola Moto 360. The attractive Moto 360 is by far the best-selling Android Wear smartwatch on the market and recently received an update that adds... Read more...
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