10 Things I Want From My iWatch

Watch image copyright Georgejmclittle With the launch of the iPhone 5s, we may have the heart of a new device: The much-rumored iWatch. Apple says the M7 coprocessor allows for incredibly sophisticated motion tracking – it understands whether you’re walking, running, or even driving. It certainly sounds promising for powering a biometric-centered smart watch for … Continue reading

Spanish Startup Offers a Low-End Take on High-Tech Glasses

Santiago Ambit loves the idea of adding technology to eyeglasses, but not the notion of having to walk around looking like something out of a science fiction movie. The Spanish entrepreneur wants to take a modest amount of technology to handle things like basic remote control and notifications and put it into a package small … Continue reading

Can Content Pay Its Way Through Social Shares And Tailored Email Newsletters?

Android Wear Gets Its Own Companion App, Plus A Dedicated Section In Google Play’s App Store

Apple Takes Home Three Brand of the Year Awards

Here’s an achievement certain to be trotted out at Apple’s next big media event. Harris Interactive on Thursday declared the company the top U.S. brand across a trio of consumer electronics categories – the only three in which it’s rated. According to Harris Interactive’s 2013 EquiTrend survey, which polls some 38,000 U.S. consumers about their … Continue reading

U.S. Weather Computers Are a Little More Super Today Than Yesterday

If it seems, over the course of the next few weeks, that weather predictions are a little more accurate, then it’s probably not your imagination. It’s just that the computers that the U.S. Federal Government uses to predict the weather have gotten a lot smarter. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the parent agency of … Continue reading

L.A. Unified School District Wants iPads for All 640,000 Students

Back in June, the Los Angeles Unified School District awarded Apple a $30 million contract to provide its students with iPads. Under its terms, the company will supply about 31,000 iPads to 47 LAUSD schools, each preloaded with a bunch of educational software. But evidently that’s just the first phase of the program. According to … Continue reading

IGT Not Deterred by Zynga Scrapping Real-Money Gambling Plans

In its Q2 earnings report earlier this week, Zynga said it has abandoned its plans to pursue real-money gambling in the U.S. But Nevada-based IGT, which makes both physical and virtual casino games, said its plans are unaffected. “What Zynga’s finding out is that breaking into real-currency wagers is a difficult thing,” said executive VP … Continue reading

Twelve Things About Voxer’s Tom Katis

Frustration was the impetus for Tom Katis to co-found Voxer in 2007. While he was serving in the U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan, he experienced the limitations of communication via military walkie-talkie firsthand. Now his push-to-talk app is looking to be the Nextel of the future, with free Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro for Business … Continue reading

BlackBerry Lays Off 250 Employees From Its New Product Testing And R&D Department

Layoffs at Waterloo-based smartphone industry pioneer BlackBerry cut deep last year, with around 5,000 employees being let go. Those cuts continue into 2013 as BlackBerry undergoes what CEO Thorsten Heins called a “complex transition” earlier this month, and the latest is that 250 employees of its core R&D and new product testing facility have been … Continue reading

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