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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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Gmail And Google+ Down Last Friday, Impacting Millions Of Users

Gmail And Google+ Down Last Friday, Impacting Millions Of Users On Friday just before 11 a.m. PST, Google's Gmail went down, leaving millions of users – including business users relying on Google Apps for Business – unable to communicate. The downtime was confirmed with Down Right...

Jan 27 2014, 10:59am CST

iPhone 6 rumored to Improve Battery Life By Inscribing Solar Cells In Sapphire Glass-Coated Screens

iPhone 6 rumored to Improve Battery Life By Inscribing Solar Cells In Sapphire Glass-Coated Screens There is impressive evidence that Apple is moving into solar power in a big way, not just in the projected 4.4 million square feet of office and manufacturing space slated for solar, but in the next generation...

Jan 26 2014, 1:04pm CST

Apple To Infinity: Mobile Payments, Touch ID And All That Sapphire

Apple To Infinity: Mobile Payments, Touch ID And All That Sapphire Forget Gorilla Glass. Apple has its own patented method of affixing a sapphire substrate to a touch screen. According to a report on the Chinese language Apple Daily blog (translated via Google and Apple Insider), Apple...

Jan 26 2014, 10:10am CST

Gmail and Google+ Goes Down On Friday, Impacting Millions of Users

Gmail and Google+ Goes Down On Friday, Impacting Millions of Users On Friday just before 11 a.m. PST, Google's Gmail went down, leaving millions of users – including business users relying on Google Apps for Business – unable to communicate. The downtime was confirmed with Down Right...

Jan 24 2014, 2:28pm CST

Google acknowledges Calendar bug could invite people to private events

Google acknowledges Calendar bug could invite people to private events Google says don't put email addresses into Calendars for now

Jan 24 2014, 10:13am CST

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World 30 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh. More accurately, The Great Magician took it out of a bag and let it talk to us. The Macintosh, as I learned from first-hand experience in 1984, was a huge leap...

Jan 24 2014, 8:48am CST

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary You might be tempted to lump recent news about Best Buy’s disappointing holiday performance into the long-running narrative about that retail giant’s slow slide toward irrelevance and extinction. Don’t. Or, at least,...

Jan 24 2014, 8:00am CST

Display Ads are as Compelling As TV Spots

Display Ads are as Compelling As TV Spots In the lobby of Google’s Building 900 at its Mountain View headquarters, there’s a display of Google-colored squares and rectangles that looks like a bland abstract-art piece. It turns out these are the shape and...

Jan 24 2014, 5:18am CST

CES 2015 News
The Apple Macintosh And 30 Years Of Changing

The Apple Macintosh And 30 Years Of Changing Today marks the 30 year anniversary of the Apple Macintosh personal computer, a tool that I have used almost every day of my professional life for almost that entire span. I feel particularly inscribed in the Macintosh...

Jan 24 2014, 1:08am CST

Netflix Can Make The Public To Care About Net Neutrality

Netflix Can Make The Public To Care About Net Neutrality I’m not the first person to say that if you want to get Americans to care about an issue, hit them in their pocketbooks. Which is why Netflix—purveyor of fine streaming content to more than 40 million Americans, and...

Jan 23 2014, 4:04am CST

Apple iPhone 6 will have 4.8 Inch Screen Says Analyst

Apple iPhone 6 will have 4.8 Inch Screen Says Analyst Cowen and Company managing director Timothy Arcuri issued an investor’s note today claiming that his supply chain sources confirm that the screen size for the next iPhone (iPhone 6 or Air or…) will be 4.8 inches. Apple...

Jan 23 2014, 2:54am CST

Google Lets Slip That It's Exploring Possible Bitcoin Integration Plans Since Overstock.com began accepting Bitcoin payments earlier this month, the cryptocurrency community has been buzzing with speculation about which tech company will integrate Bitcoin next.  So Jarar Malik decided...

Jan 23 2014, 2:38am CST

Are You A Billionaire Looking To Make A Deal? Call this Guy

Are You A Billionaire Looking To Make A Deal? Call this Guy “You gotta meet Demetri while you’re in town.” The text message had come from an entrepreneur and investor I knew. One of those guys with enviable and inexplicable links to business heroes and at least a couple...

Jan 22 2014, 5:06am CST

Candy Crush Saga Trademarked Candy And Apple's App Store Is Helping Enforce It

Candy Crush Saga Trademarked Candy And Apple's App Store Is Helping Enforce It Candy Crush Saga is the most pervasive casual game phenomena since Angry Birds and it seems intent on crushing any potential competitors—at least those that use the word “candy” in their titles. King.com Limited...

Jan 21 2014, 3:46am CST

Google and the Social CRM Business

Google and the Social CRM Business Relax, CRM vendors. Google is not getting into the customer relationship management business (CRM) anytime soon. But they should. Google seems to understand the Social CRM needs of small and medium sized companies...

Jan 20 2014, 9:13am CST

Google Chrome's Little Fix Is A Big Deal

Google Chrome's Little Fix Is A Big Deal Yes! Finally! After years of my huffing and puffing about the inability for browsers to deal with the issue of “phantom audio” (that is: “Which of my dozen browser tabs that sound coming from?”), Google Chrome finally...

Jan 19 2014, 3:31pm CST

Google Buys Nest Just As Internet Of Things Suffers First Global Cyber Attack

Google Buys Nest Just As Internet Of Things Suffers First Global Cyber Attack Following this week’s announcement that Google has agreed to purchase connected home device maker Nest for $3.2 billion there has been a lot of speculation about whether Google can be trusted with our home data. The...

Jan 18 2014, 11:16am CST

Did Target Malware Teen Take A Piece Of The Pie?

Did Target Malware Teen Take A Piece Of The Pie? Security firm IntelCrawler has released evidence supporting the identity of the programmer behind the BlackPOS malware that infected Target and other major U.S. retailers as the 17-year-old Russian teen shown above....

Jan 18 2014, 8:46am CST

Actually Two Attacks In One, Target Breach Affected 70 to 110 Million Customers

Actually Two Attacks In One, Target Breach Affected 70 to 110 Million Customers The latest reports from Reuters indicate that six additional large U.S. retailers have ongoing point of sale (POS) data breaches that have been reported to law enforcement but not yet made public. Security firm iSIGHT...

Jan 17 2014, 10:51pm CST

Will Wearable Computing Be Tim Cook's Rubicon or Waterloo?

Will Wearable Computing Be Tim Cook's Rubicon or Waterloo? Many misinterpreted my column of yesterday as predicting that Tim Cook and Apple will fail. Even Paul Carroll, my “New Killer Apps” coauthor, took it that way, and suggested that Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo would...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11pm CST

Researchers Report Exact Timeline Of Massive Target Data Breach

Researchers Report Exact Timeline Of Massive Target Data Breach Following yesterday’s identification by Brian Krebs of the exact malware used in last year’s Target personal data breach, the research lab at Seculert analyzed a sample of the malware and describes the attack as having...

Jan 17 2014, 9:41am CST

Adobe Photoshop Adds Tools For 3D Printing

Adobe Photoshop Adds Tools For 3D Printing One of the world’s most popular creative software suites just dialed into a hot trend: 3D printing. Adobe Photoshop is a favorite among designers and creative types using it for 2 dimensional work, but the software...

Jan 16 2014, 12:36pm CST

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable Google announced today that it will distribute working demos its Dart app framework through Runnable, the Palo Alto startup that has been dubbed the “YouTube of code.” Runnable creates virtual machines in your browser...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer? History tells us “Yes.” Wearables will be his Rubicon. Apple CEO Tim Cook is already one of the most successful managers in the history of business. Yet one must wonder whether Cook will ultimately suffer the same fate...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Pinners Are From Peoria: Sharing On Pinterest Takes Off

Pinners Are From Peoria: Sharing On Pinterest Takes Off Pinterest keeps gaining momentum as a way to share content, growing faster at this social activity than any other social media service. That’s according to a new quarterly report released this morning by ShareThis, the...

Jan 16 2014, 9:26am CST

BlackPOS Malware Used In Target Attack On +70 Million Customers Retails For $1,800

BlackPOS Malware Used In Target Attack On +70 Million Customers Retails For $1,800 The massive data breach at Target during the 2013 holiday shopping season which the retailer now admits affected from 70 to 110 million customers used an inexpensive “off the shelf” malware available online for as...

Jan 15 2014, 11:11pm CST

The Great Zappos "Circles" Experiment And Why It Really Matters

The Great Zappos "Circles" Experiment And Why It Really Matters @giorodriguez  The New Year’s Day hype is deserved, but for reasons that may not yet be visible Funny thing about us humans: we are vulnerable to stories that are framed simplistically. A story with a clear arc — and a...

Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST

Early ObamaCare Exchange Demographics Worse Than Under RomneyCare in Massachusetts In 2007

Early ObamaCare Exchange Demographics Worse Than Under RomneyCare in Massachusetts In 2007 On occasion a chart can be worth more than a blog post with 1,000 words. Since many point to Massachusetts as a harbinger of what is ahead under the ACA, here is some contrasting data to consider. While Massachusetts is...

Jan 14 2014, 11:56pm CST

A Chat With The Host of 'Brain Games': Nat Geo's Highest-Rated Show Ever

A Chat With The Host of 'Brain Games': Nat Geo's Highest-Rated Show Ever Here’s the thing about Jason Silva, host of National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games: Off-camera, he’s exactly like you want him to be. (Disclaimer: I appeared on the unrelated Nat Geo series The 80’s: The Decade That...

Jan 14 2014, 1:36pm CST

Google Makes Private Messaging Someone Easier... World Freaks Out.

Google Makes Private Messaging Someone Easier... World Freaks Out. Google’s growing portfolio of sentient devices filled with sensors collecting information about the world includes its search engine, its Android phones, its Street View cars, its driverless cars, its new robots, and as...

Jan 14 2014, 1:06pm CST

Wireless Charging Is The Must-Have Feature for Apple's iWatch

Wireless Charging Is The Must-Have Feature for Apple's iWatch Many vendors at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, including Intel, showed wireless charging products. Meanwhile, it is expected that Samsung will release the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch along with...

Jan 13 2014, 8:31am CST

Humana: Obamacare Exchange Enrollment 'More Adverse Than Previously Expected'

Humana: Obamacare Exchange Enrollment 'More Adverse Than Previously Expected' On January 9, health insurance bellwether Humana formally announced something that industry observers have long suspected: that healthy and young people don’t think Obamacare’s insurance plans are a good deal for them....

Jan 10 2014, 4:11pm CST

The Happiest And Unhappiest Cities To Work In Right Now

The Happiest And Unhappiest Cities To Work In Right Now The Happiest And Unhappiest Cities To Work In Right Now If you happen to work in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or Fort Lauderdale and you’re constantly down in the dumps—don’t worry; you’re not alone These three cities are...

Jan 10 2014, 3:41pm CST

I4U news

The Rise Of The Biobot: Mixing Biology And Technology In a recent article posted on the The Guardian website, author and new-age guru Deepak Chopra made an interesting observation. “A cyborg future is coming. Man’s relationship with machine is merging and machines are an...

Jan 10 2014, 2:51pm CST

Oh Google+ And GMail, How Dare You ... Wait

Oh Google+ And GMail, How Dare You ... Wait GoogleRage surfaced again yesterday when we learned that anyone could soon willy-nilly drop GMail on anybody else, unless you opt out, via Google+. From Slate: Google just announced a big change that, as far as I can...

Jan 10 2014, 10:11am CST

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales Five Steps To Making Sales Through Social Media An integral part of the sales process is getting to know your prospects and establishing relationships—and it turns out that social media can help you accomplish this...

Jan 10 2014, 10:01am CST

Will Samsung Galaxy 5S Fast Track An Iris Scanner For Apple iPhone 6?

Will Samsung Galaxy 5S Fast Track An Iris Scanner For Apple iPhone 6? Samsung is planning a one-two punch this Spring with the release of its Galaxy 5S and a refresh of its so far underwhelming Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The Korean company’s attempts to get out ahead of Apple on both...

Jan 10 2014, 9:51am CST

New Gmail feature lets anyone from Google+ email you by default

New Gmail feature lets anyone from Google+ email you by default New Gmail feature could mean mail from strange people

Jan 10 2014, 9:43am CST