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Swatch announces to make Batteries with Unmatched Storage Capacity

Swatch announces to make Batteries with Unmatched Storage Capacity

Harrison Ford returns in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner Sequel

Harrison Ford returns to Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner Sequel

The Science Behind The Dress

The Science Behind The Dress

Star Trek's Renaissance Man Leonard Nimoy, dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Renaissance Man, Dead at 83

Apple Watch Will Ditch the Car Keys and Remind Users to Exercise

Apple Watch Will Ditch the Car Keys and Remind Users to Exercise

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Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points Carl Icahn tweeted on Thursday, January 23, announcing that he had bought another $500 million of Apple’s stock that day ($1 billon over the past week) bringing his total to $3.6 billion and published a seven page...

Jan 27 2014, 6:40am CST

 The Grammys Taxes and the IRS

Grammys Taxes and the IRS The Grammys award show is a big production, which GRAMMY.com calls Music’s Biggest Night. Awards are coveted for their status and industry recognition, but they can increase performer earnings too. On the...

Jan 27 2014, 5:00am CST

LG Electronics Pulls To unexpected Q4 Loss

LG Electronics Pulls To unexpected Q4 Loss LG Electronics reports unexpected 4Q loss due to foreign exchange rates, mobile stays in red SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. suffered a loss in the final quarter of 2013 because of the stronger South...

Jan 27 2014, 2:26am CST

Xirrus Lets Las Vegas Sands Charge WiFi Premium

Xirrus enables Las Vegas Sands Casino to Charge WiFi Premium As a hotel guest, I am always annoyed when I am required to pay extra for WiFi. But thanks to WiFi service from a Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based startup, lets a Las Vegas casino charge an even higher price premium to grant...

Jan 26 2014, 10:08am CST

Tesla Finishes One West-To-East Route

Tesla Finishes One West-To-East Route It may not go down in history like the driving of the “golden spike” that completed the transcontinental railroad in May of 1869. But Tesla nevertheless finished an important cross-country route of its own this week: In...

Jan 25 2014, 7:25am CST

US to NY court: Reject Apple's monitor challenge

US to NY court: Reject Apple's monitor challenge US to appeals court: Reject Apple's challenge to antitrust monitor imposed in NY e-book case NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court Friday to let a monitor continue reviewing Apple's...

Jan 25 2014, 4:32am CST

Comcast Delivers Online Olympics Coverage to TV

Comcast Delivers Online Olympics Coverage to TV Comcast to bring online Olympics coverage to big-screen TV LOS ANGELES (AP) — Over the past few Olympics, NBC has shown more live coverage over the Internet than it has on TV. For the upcoming Winter Games, Comcast's...

Jan 24 2014, 2:38pm CST

Windows Phone is in Danger

Windows Phone is in Danger Everyone was expecting Nokia’s smartphones sale in Q4 2013 to go up, with estimates that it would break 10 million units. Instead they sold 8.2 million Lumia handsets, a sequential drop on the Q3 sales of...

Jan 24 2014, 7:30am CST

Microsoft 2Q Tops Expectations wtih Xbox, Surface Sales Help

Microsoft 2Q Tops Expectations wtih Xbox, Surface Sales Help Microsoft 2nd-quarter revenue, earnings top Street as Xbox One, Surface sales strong REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. reported revenue and earnings for its fiscal second quarter that topped Wall Street expectations...

Jan 24 2014, 7:06am CST

Carl Icahn snaps up another $500M of Apple stock

Carl Icahn Buys another $500M of Apple Shares Billionaire Icahn invests another $500 million in Apple, arguing the stock remains a bargain SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Outspoken billionaire Carl Icahn has tossed another bushel of Apple stock into his investment portfolio...

Jan 24 2014, 6:26am 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

Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut

Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut Apple's Mac still influences computing today, 30 years after its debut NEW YORK (AP) — Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer. Computers at the time typically required...

Jan 24 2014, 1:15am CST

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013 As Samsung bids goodbye to stellar 2013, mixed views on its future SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For Samsung Electronics and its 270,000 employees across the globe, 2013 was the best year. One in every three smartphones...

Jan 24 2014, 1:14am CST

Notorious Revenge Pornster charged with Hacking Notorious 'revenge' pornster charged with plot to hack email to get nude photos LOS ANGELES (AP) — A notorious "revenge porn" website operator and another California man have been charged with stealing nude photos from...

Jan 24 2014, 1:12am CST

New Take on Google Glass

New Take on Google Glass I’ve come around a bit on Google Glass.  Not entirely, but perhaps 270°. To clarify, I’d be surprised if I ever adopted Glass personally.  I’m just an old guy, stuck in some rut from the 1970s or thereabouts....

Jan 23 2014, 9:30am CST

Nokia smartphone Sales Drop

Nokia smartphone Sales Drop Nokia handsets unit being bought by Microsoft sees further drop in sales HELSINKI (AP) — The Nokia handsets business that Microsoft is due to take over saw sales continue to slide in the fourth quarter as its Lumia...

Jan 23 2014, 7:21am CST

Working From Home? 11 Ways To Stay Motivated

Working From Home? 11 Ways To Stay Motivated I haven’t had any coworkers in five years now. Well, at least none that I see or hear on a daily basis. I’m a freelance journalist, one of many occupations these days that allows the complete and total freedom to work...

Jan 23 2014, 6:16am CST

Lenovo is Buying Part of IBM Server Business for $2.3B

Lenovo is Buying Part of IBM Server Business for $2.3B PC maker Lenovo Group buys part of IBM server business for $2.3 billion BEIJING (AP) — China's Lenovo Group is buying part of IBM's server business for $2.3 billion, adding to a product line-up dominated by personal...

Jan 23 2014, 4:01am CST

Icahn Continues to Bet on Apple Stock

Icahn Continues to Bet on Apple Stock Carl Icahn invests another $500 million in Apple with vote on stock-buyback proposal looming SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Apple as he escalates his campaign to pressure the...

Jan 23 2014, 2:45am CST

Netflix adds 2.3M more US subscribers in banner 4Q

Netflix adds 2.3M more US subscribers in banner 4Q Netflix's 4th-quarter earnings, stock soar as video service adds 2.3 million US subscribers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's fourth-quarter earnings soared six-fold as the Internet video service added another 2.3 million...

Jan 23 2014, 2:45am CST

Between is an App for Lovers

Between is an App for Lovers App Watch: Will you be my Between? App creates private space for you and your special person SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — If ever in doubt about your guy's commitment to a relationship, ask him if he would commit to an app...

Jan 23 2014, 2:27am CST

Government Panel urges To End Phone Data Spying

Government Panel urges To End Phone Data Spying Government oversight panel urges end to phone data spying, records purge WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has...

Jan 23 2014, 2:01am CST

Check Your Smartphone, There Is A Shark Right Behind You

Check Your Smartphone, There Is A Shark Right Behind You Ever since Jaws hit theaters, the world has not been a safe place for ocean lovers, or for sharks, either. Western Australia has a neat solution where 338 sharks have been tagged with tracking devices that are connected...

Jan 22 2014, 4:44am CST

Davos Dispatch: Tech Titans On Life-Changing Gadgets And NSA Reform

Tech Titans Talk Life-Changing Gadgets And NSA Reform in Davos Tech titans took the stage on the first morning at the World Economic Forum for a panel focused on changes in the digital landscape: bandwidth, privacy, data and business transformation. The speakers were Randall...

Jan 22 2014, 4:12am CST

5 Reasons to Start Loving Windows 8.1

5 Reasons to Start Loving Windows 8.1 You don’t have to look far to find reports that Windows 8 (and the updated Windows 8.1) is an unmitigated failure. A quick search turns up stories detailing why Windows 8 has failed, why Windows 8 continues to fail, as...

Jan 22 2014, 4:00am CST

Verizon buys Intel TV Unit

Verizon buys Intel TV Unit Verizon prepares to deliver mobile TV service after buying Intel Media unit LOS ANGELES (AP) — Someday, the full lineup of channels from Verizon's FiOS TV service may be available on your phone. That's the vision...

Jan 22 2014, 3:36am CST

The 24 Countries Where Microsoft Windows Phone Outsells the Apple iPhone

The 24 Countries Where Microsoft Windows Phone Outsells the Apple iPhone Statistics may say Windows 8 is a flop but, contrary to popular opinion, Windows Phone is far from down and out in the battle for our mobile affections. In fact in many parts of the world sales are rocketing past the...

Jan 22 2014, 3:35am CST

VW Super Bowl 2014 Ad Teaser Contains these Spoofs

VW Super Bowl 2014 Ad Teaser Contains these Spoofs Volkswagen may have created a new parlor game with the release of a teaser for its Super Bowl XLVIII ad: Identify all the automotive and other brands, in the Big Game and other venues, whose advertising it is spoofing...

Jan 22 2014, 3:01am CST

China lifted Console Ban

China lifted Console Ban On January 6,th 2014 the State Council of the People’s Republic of China announced that it had officially, though temporarily, lifted a ban on video game consoles that on September 27, 2013 it had said it intended to...

Jan 22 2014, 2:55am CST

Experts say that Target Hackers will be tough to find

Experts say that Target Hackers will be tough to find Target hackers remain hidden behind shadowy, multi-layered black market, experts say NEW YORK (AP) — It doesn't surprise experts that some debit and credit card numbers stolen from Target's computer systems may have...

Jan 22 2014, 2:51am CST

Las Vegas Casinos Accept Bitcoins

Las Vegas Casinos Accept Bitcoins Las Vegas casinos now accepting cybercurrency Bitcoin; will work for rooms, food, not gambling LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is getting one more novelty. Starting this week, patrons will be able to use the online currency...

Jan 21 2014, 1:20pm CST

Overstock.com Eyes new Market in Bitcoins

Overstock.com Eyes new Market in Bitcoins Salt Lake City-based Overstock.com first major retailer to accept Bitcoin payments SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City-based Overstock.com says it's the first major retailer to accept digital Bitcoins as payment for...

Jan 21 2014, 2:48am CST

What Does Google's Purchase Of Nest Mean For The Internet Of Things?

What Nest Takeover by Google For The Internet Of Things? The Internet of Things (IoT) seemed to be an underlying theme of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with companies showing off cloud-connected Crock-Pots, heart monitors, and even bed mats that monitor how a...

Jan 20 2014, 1:18pm CST

I4U news

Silicon Valley has EV Charge Station Shortage Too few charging ports for electric cars in Silicon Valley creates 'charge rage' incidents PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it...

Jan 20 2014, 1:17pm CST

Ad Execs Weigh In: What Marissa Mayer Must Do To Win Us Over

Ad Execs Tell What Marissa Mayer Must Do To Get Their Ad Dollars Forbes asked Ad Execs to give Yahoo's Marissa Mayer advice.

Jan 20 2014, 8:25am CST

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device The combination of students and mobile phones has long been a source of anxiety for teachers. Instead of being engrossed in the lesson, the assumption is pupils will be unable to resist the lure of texting, watching...

Jan 19 2014, 12:11pm CST

I4U news

Tech industry: Obama's NSA reforms 'insufficient' Tech industry group calls Obama's NSA speech 'thoughtful, but insufficient' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step...

Jan 18 2014, 1:06pm CST

Proposing A Compelling OSCON Talk

Proposing A Compelling OSCON Talk By Simon St. Laurent The OSCON call for proposals closes on January 30th. I’ve seen some great explanations of how to write a conference proposal generally, and my co-chair Matthew McCullough has an excellent...

Jan 18 2014, 12:56pm CST