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The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

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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Super Bowl Ads: Super Rules for Bowl Game Ads

Super Bowl Ads: Super Rules for Bowl Game Ads The Super Bowl ads are here in their marvelously extravagant multiplicity. But they have their own inner rules and regulations which dictate their nature. After all, what is an ad without an audience?

Feb 1 2014, 11:26am CST

Super Bowl Ads and their Rules

Super Bowl Ads and their Rules The Super Bowl ads are here in their marvelously extravagant multiplicity. But they have their own inner rules and regulations which dictate their nature. After all, what is an ad without an audience?

Feb 1 2014, 1:16am CST

Obama's State Of The Union Address and Income Inequality

Obama's State Of The Union Address and Income Inequality …And the trees are all kept equal By hatchet, axe, and saw. Rush—“The Trees,” Hemispheres President Barack Obama was right when he said, “The long-term unemployed are not lazy. They’re not lacking in motivation. They’re...

Jan 27 2014, 5:57am CST

South Korea Moves to Curb Bloatware in Smartphones

South Korea Moves to Curb Bloatware in Smartphones Bloatware has to be uninstallable by the user says new rules

Jan 24 2014, 9:49am CST

Flywheels Could be More Efficient for Electric Cars

Flywheels Could be More Efficient for Electric Cars The idea of powering your car with a flywheel conjures up amateurish images of rubber bands, or big, clunky contraptions attached to ponderous nineteenth century steam-powered wagons. But modern flywheels are all about...

Jan 24 2014, 8:36am CST

The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now

The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now As most commentators, myself included, predicted last fall, a federal appellate court has vacated the FCC’s controversial 2010 “net neutrality” rules, holding that the agency wildly exceeded its authority to regulate...

Jan 24 2014, 8:10am 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

5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report

5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report Netflix is starting to look like a precision machine. The company modestly exceeded expectations for the fourth quarter, adding 2.3 million subscribers in the U.S. and more than 4 million overall, bringing the total to...

Jan 23 2014, 4:21am CST

CES 2015 News
Netflix Roars Back With 20% Earnings Beat, Stock Flies In Aftermarkets

Netflix Roars Back With 20% Earnings Beat, Stock Flies In Aftermarkets Netflix sped past subscriber estimates in its fourth-quarter 2013 report tonight, and likely beat out former pay TV king, HBO, capturing the subscription TV crown that cements leadership. With a business model that...

Jan 23 2014, 2:03am CST

Netflix And HBO: Has The House Of Cards Really Captured The Throne?

Netflix And HBO: Has The House Of Cards Really Captured The Throne? Netflix reports earnings later today and optimism reigns, with 2 million new U.S. subscribers expected, according to a Bloomberg survey. Leading into today, the company was further bolstered by a report from the...

Jan 22 2014, 9:39am 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

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

I4U news

Court Prods FCC In Unexpected Direction In Last Week's Verizon Ruling By Andy Oram A court ruling this past Tuesday on FCC “network neutrality” regulation closes and opens a few paths in a three-way chess game that has been going on for years between the US District Court of Appeals, the...

Jan 19 2014, 7:31am CST

Apple Loop: 'Great Things' Coming, iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup, Jobs' Biographer Says Google Rules, Mac Turns 30

Apple Loop: 'Great Things' Coming, iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup, Jobs' Biographer Says Google Rules, Mac Turns 30 Keeping you in the loop on just a few of the many things that happened around Apple this week. China Mobile starts selling iPhones – no line. After six years of negotiations between Apple and China Mobile, the iPhone...

Jan 18 2014, 8:16pm CST

If You Doubt That Social Media Has Changed The World, Take A Look At Ukraine

If You Doubt That Social Media Has Changed The World, Take A Look At Ukraine When the Arab Spring erupted in 2010, one of the first things people noticed was the very visible role social media seemed to play.  Many began to call the series of political uprisings “Twitter Revolutions” and a...

Jan 18 2014, 3:26am CST

I4U news

Court: Bloggers have First Amendment protections US appeals court rules bloggers, public have same First Amendment protection as journalists GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First...

Jan 17 2014, 7:01pm CST

NSA Reform: What President Obama Said, And What He Didn't

NSA Reform: What President Obama Said, And What He Didn't President Obama gave a speech this morning outlining changes to be implemented in the NSA phone record surveillance program. The reforms are a result of an in-depth investigation into NSA intelligence gathering...

Jan 17 2014, 3:11pm CST

I4U news

High court takes cases on cellphone searches Supreme Court will weigh police power to search arrestees' cellphones without a warrant WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether police need a warrant to search the cellphones of...

Jan 17 2014, 2:51pm CST

Cloud Computing's Paradox: More IT, But Less IT Management

Cloud Computing's Paradox: More IT, But Less IT Management Wither the information technology department?  There’s been no end to speculation as of late, as employees bring their own devices to work, marketing chiefs grab more technology budget dollars, and everyone signs up and...

Jan 17 2014, 1:31pm CST

I4U news

Questions and answers about Obama's new NSA rules Questions and answers about Obama's plan to rein in NSA snooping on phone records and emails WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ordering changes to spy programs that sweep up Americans' phone...

Jan 17 2014, 12:21pm CST

Mexican Tycoon Carlos Slim Suspected Of Trying To Circumvent New Anti-Monopoly Telecom Regulations

Mexican Tycoon Carlos Slim Suspected Of Trying To Circumvent New Anti-Monopoly Telecom Regulations With the apparent intention of circumventing new antitrust regulations, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s fixed-line phone monopoly Telmex has designed a new strategy for divesting assets, reports Mexico’s leading...

Jan 17 2014, 11:51am CST

I4U news

AP Source: NSA phone data control may come to end AP Source: President Barack Obama to call for ending NSA's control of Americans' phone data WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government's control of phone data...

Jan 17 2014, 6:21am CST

Acetaminophen Warning Issued

Acetaminophen Warning Issued The FDA has issued an acetaminophen warning which is about to go into effect. More than 325 mg of the potent drug may damage your liver and not possess any pain-relieving properties.

Jan 17 2014, 1:46am CST

Who Will Tax Bitcoin And How?

Who Will Tax Bitcoin And How? Will 2014 be the year we trade in our credit cards and abandon our wallets in favor of virtual currencies? If you follow the recent hype surrounding bitcoin, the trendiest of the new crop of digital currencies, you...

Jan 16 2014, 11:46am CST

Rockstar Promises Swift Justice For GTA Online Cheaters

Rockstar Promises Swift Justice For GTA Online Cheaters Some of the players in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer component of GTA 5, have pulled off an impressive heist. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of heist that developer Rockstar approves of. The game...

Jan 16 2014, 9:26am CST

I4U news

Woman to testify against Google Glass citation Calif. woman challenges citation for wearing eyeglasses computer while driving SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California woman believed to be the first cited for wearing Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass while driving...

Jan 16 2014, 2:36am CST

Even U.S. Banks Must Aid IRS Hunt For Offshore Accounts

Even U.S. Banks Must Aid IRS Hunt For Offshore Accounts Banks worldwide may not like FATCA, the massive American disclosure law. But most banks everywhere are still lining up to comply. After all, if foreign banks don’t hand over American account holder details, they can...

Jan 16 2014, 12:56am CST

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation It’s an endless parade, one  top-down proposal after another from Washington. Having just presided over another 80,000 pages of regulations in the 2013 Federal Register, the launch (so called) of Obamacare, and five...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now?

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now? Yesterday’s Appeal Court ruling against the FCC's net neutrality rules will probably not mark the end of the internet as we know it. Following the ruling, internet providers now in theory have the ability to prioritize...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy “Zappos Says Goodbye To Bosses,” was the recent headline in the Washington Post. “Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy,” wrote Aimee Groth in Quartz. “Gurus Gone Wild” wrote my fellow...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

I4U news

Major change unlikely despite open-Internet ruling Court's ruling against open-Internet rules won't mean major changes to access NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26pm CST

I4U news

Appeals court sets aside Internet rules Appeals court sets aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to Internet WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Obama administration's goal of Internet openness, a federal appeals court...

Jan 14 2014, 1:26pm CST

Court Rejects FCC Net Neutrality And Leaves Consumers With No Defense Against Greedy Broadband Providers

Court Rejects FCC Net Neutrality And Leaves Consumers With No Defense Against Greedy Broadband Providers The United States Court of Appeals in Washington DC has ruled in favor of Verizon in a case regarding the authority of the FCC to regulate Internet service providers. The decision leaves consumers at the mercy of an...

Jan 14 2014, 12:16pm CST

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin?

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin? Overstock raised eyebrows earlier this month when the retailer announced it would accept Bitcoin as payment. While Bitcoin has slowly been making inroads into the U.S. economy, Overstock is by far the largest, most...

Jan 13 2014, 11:01pm CST

Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy

Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy When Matt Rogers, co-founder of connected home devices maker Nest, tweeted a picture of himself with Larry Page after the company’s acquisition by Google for $3.2 billion, two responses stood out from the congratulatory...

Jan 13 2014, 8:41pm CST

I4U news

Fast Track Bill Presented But Progress On Trade Requires The President Stand Up To Detroit <div> Last Thursday, legislation to restore “fast track” trade promotion authority was introduced in Congress.  The grant of that authority is widely considered necessary to complete and ratify the Trans-Pacific...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

Crowdsourcing Drives Podcast Quality

Crowdsourcing Drives Podcast Quality One of the great joys of the digital age has been the uncoupling of entertainment from both time and location.  Gone are the days of finishing up dinner in a hurry to get to the TV in time to see I Love Lucy.  With...

Jan 13 2014, 10:01am CST

John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, and Marc Gafni on "The Unique Self of Business."

John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, and Marc Gafni on "The Unique Self of Business." John Mackey, the co-CEO of Whole Foods, is the author (with Raj Sisodia) of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business of Capitalism. Philosopher Marc Gafni, Ph.D., president of the Center for World...

Jan 12 2014, 1:26pm CST

Even With A Supreme Court Win, Aereo Still Might Lose

Even With A Supreme Court Win, Aereo Still Might Lose The battle between broadcasters and Aereo, a startup that offers television programming over the internet, will be resolved by the Supreme Court later this year. If the court rules for the networks, Aereo will join a...

Jan 11 2014, 7:11am CST

Wag The Dog Stock Investing

Wag The Dog Stock Investing The dog and tail people are at it again. DATs, I call them. These are the financial advisors who say, “Don’t let the tax tail wag the dog. Taxes should not be your primary reason for buying or selling something.” There...

Jan 10 2014, 3:31pm CST