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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

HTC M9 goes official with 20 MP camera and new color options

HTC M9 goes official with 20 MP camera and new color options

Huawei Unveils its Watch along with  TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1

Huawei Unveils its Watch along with TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1

Samsung has raised the bar with the all new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung has raised the bar with the all new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

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5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know

5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know At the turn of the 20th century, most people lived as they had in the middle ages.  Almost half of the US population was employed in agriculture.  Life expectancy was less than 50 years. Indoor plumbing was...

Jan 27 2014, 4:13am CST

Xbox One is Losing Sales War to PS4

Xbox One is Losing Sales War to PS4 While the Xbox One is not an ordinary device, it has been facing some serious competition from Sony’s PS4. The challenge is for real and Microsoft will have to shape up or ship out.

Jan 25 2014, 3:28pm 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

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

How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft?

How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft? Analysts were widely expecting Nokia to sell 10 M smartphones in 4Q 2013. The company ended selling 8.2 M units, down from 8.8 M in the previous quarter. It’s a massive miss considering the strong sequential volume...

Jan 23 2014, 9:26am 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

iPhone 5S Users Siphoning the Data

iPhone 5S Users Siphoning the Data The busy users of Apple’s iPhone 5S as well as 4G networks are virtually siphoning all the data that exists in cyberspace. They are the most data-conscious employers of the services on the face of the planet.

Jan 23 2014, 2:43am CST

Who's Paying For Your Free Airport Wi-Fi?

Who's Paying For the Free Airport Wi-Fi? With banks of blinking slot machines situated just past the security check, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will never be a “normal” airport. But the tourism and convention money that comes from serving as...

Jan 22 2014, 12:50pm CST

Google is Already The King Of Online Advertising, but that is not Enough

Google is Already The King Of Online Advertising, but that is not Enough Forget wearable computers and self-driving cars. The search giant will continue its dominance by sticking with its advertising roots – taking $40 billion out of the hides of some very familiar companies This story...

Jan 22 2014, 9:36am 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

Endpoints Versus The Internet Of Things

Endpoints Versus The Internet Of Things Last week on Twitter, a few friends of mine, IT industry analysts and journalists, were tossing around the conversational ball.  We were debating terminology — The Internet of Things — that has come into common...

Jan 22 2014, 4:13am 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

Snorting Smarties is the New Drug Craze among Youngsters

Snorting Smarties: A New Drug Craze among Youngsters Snorting Smarties threat is there. America is threatened with something worse than terrorism. Its youth is facing the dire consequences of a fad that could be extremely harmful to health. Snorting Smarties is the new drug craze among youngsters and it may destroy a whole generation.

Jan 22 2014, 1:23am CST

Tumblr's Traffic Isn't Growing

Tumblr's Traffic Isn't Growing The past year has been an up-and-down affair for Yahoo, with the company and its CEO, Marissa Mayer, scoring numerous PR coups while failing to make headway in its core business of selling digital advertising. One of...

Jan 21 2014, 1:27pm CST

Sundance Tunes Into Online Audiences

Sundance Tunes Into Online Audiences The Sundance Film Festival is devoted to discovering and developing independent artists and audiences–so it’s time to embrace digital markets. As box office revenues stay low, the best bet for buoying independent...

Jan 21 2014, 8:58am CST

It is no Wonder that Apple Will Enter The Phablet Market

It is no Wonder that Apple Will Enter The Phablet Market Having created the tablet market with the iPad, Apple has been woefully slow into Phablets. As yet it does not have a large screen smartphone (a plus 5.6 inch display). But unless Apple acts quickly the Phablet market...

Jan 21 2014, 8:57am CST

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion Start-Up Nation topped the charts in 2013. The value of all successful exits in the Israeli technology market in 2013 reached a total of $7.6 billion, according to PwC Israel (PDF; in Hebrew). At $170 million, the value...

Jan 20 2014, 1:26pm CST

Sun Flatlining Into Grand Minimum, Says Solar Physicist

Sun Flatlining Into Grand Minimum, Says Solar Physicist With each passing season, the weather seems stranger and more extreme. Who can argue with a sudden outbreak of the “polar vortex” phenomenon; unprecedented winter drought in California; and summer temperatures so torrid...

Jan 20 2014, 12:46am 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

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Slumping Intel to cut more than 5,000 jobs in 2014 Intel aims to boost earnings by dumping more than 5,000 jobs in 5 pct reduction of workforce SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Intel plans to trim more than 5,000 jobs from its workforce this year in an effort to boost...

Jan 17 2014, 5:51pm CST

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues Once a niche corner of the market, analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends is increasingly taking centre stage, as illustrated by the recent news that the US energy group FirstEnergy has agreed to...

Jan 17 2014, 11:11am CST

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation Many observers feel that energy storage has the potential to be one of the ‘next big things.’ A number of companies are working hard at developing and deploying storage technologies, and raising money as well.  Stem – a...

Jan 17 2014, 9:21am CST

Despite PC 'Stabilization' Intel Shares Trend Down On Tepid Outlook

Despite PC 'Stabilization' Intel Shares Trend Down On Tepid Outlook Desktop computers still make up a large portion of chip maker Intel's business, but PC sales have been declining sharply in recent years as tablets, smartphones and laptops become increasingly popular. In a statement on...

Jan 16 2014, 4:36pm 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

SIA: Record World Semiconductor Revenues in November

SIA: Record World Semiconductor Revenues in November The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced this month that November world semiconductor sales compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) reached $27 billion, an increase of 6.8% over...

Jan 15 2014, 6:01pm 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

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Where Will All The SMS Messages Go When Texting Dies? The humble text message is not disappearing overnight, but less SMSs will be sent in 2014 than in 2013. People are communicating more than ever, so these messages are going somewhere. For the handful of companies that...

Jan 14 2014, 7:36pm CST

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LIVE Becomes The Hot New Web Video Trend For a week in the middle of the winter, all the world’s film geeks trundle off to the cold – to screen, drink, and party their way through the annual pilgrimage know as Sundance. Historically, you had to be there to be...

Jan 14 2014, 4:36pm CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: ASUS ET2321 monitor from ASUSTeK Computer Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: ASUS ET2321 monitor from ASUSTeK Computer Inc CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: ASUS ET2321 monitor from ASUSTeK Computer Inc

Jan 14 2014, 12:18pm CST

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Mobile Technology Makes Online Dating The New Normal Online dating is more common, and less stigmatized, than ever before. 11% of American adults now use online dating sites–up from just 3% in 2008. 4 out of 10 adults who are “single and looking for a partner” are looking...

Jan 14 2014, 9:26am CST

Casey Anthony Murderabilia is for Sale Online

Casey Anthony Murderabilia for Sale Online The latest trend is to buy items used by murderers and serial killers. Such murderabilia is for sale online. One of these notorious individuals was Casey Anthony, a female found not guilty of killing her daughter. Her clothes got sold via a website for some hefty amounts of cash.

Jan 14 2014, 3:02am CST

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China video sites confident public will pay China's video industry confident it can beat piracy, persuade public to pay for online content BEIJING (AP) — When media studies student Liu Zhiqi settles down to watch a movie or TV drama at the home of...

Jan 14 2014, 1:16am CST

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What's on YouTube? 'YouTube Nation' lets you know What's on YouTube? Ask 'YouTube Nation,' a new daily online series from DreamWorks Animation NEW YORK (AP) — How do you cope with an exploding world of YouTube video? Starting Tuesday, you can get help by...

Jan 13 2014, 4:21pm CST

Xbox 360 Tops 2013 UK Sales Chart - But PS4 Beats Xbox One

Xbox 360 Tops 2013 UK Sales Chart - But PS4 Beats Xbox One After an endless series of articles reporting on the early lead taken over Microsoft and the Xbox One by Sony's rival PlayStation 4  - with Sony’s next-gen darling currently over a million sales ahead in the early going...

Jan 13 2014, 12:21pm CST

Microsoft Expects To Make Another Xbox

Microsoft Expects To Make Another Xbox Will we see a Playstation 5? How about an Xbox…um…two? As soon as Sony and Microsoft announced the PS4 and Xbox One, complete with robust cloud capabilities, pundits such as myself started wondering if this would be the...

Jan 13 2014, 11:41am CST

Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy

Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy Imagine if Tim Cook fired up the production lines and started churning out the Apple II instead of the latest Macbook Pro. The world would think he had gone barking mad. After all, what company in its right mind would...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

Joe Carnahan on Directing 'The Blacklist', Slowing Down His New Film 'Stretch', and His Future In Both Mediums

Joe Carnahan on Directing 'The Blacklist', Slowing Down His New Film 'Stretch', and His Future In Both Mediums With current TV projects like The Blacklist and active film projects like Stretch, it’s hard to believe Joe Carnahan would have any time to speak about his evolving career. But in this exclusive interview, Joe took a...

Jan 13 2014, 9:51am CST

Microsoft Just Put These 3 Companies Out Of Business

Microsoft Just Put These 3 Companies Out Of Business Zendesk. Autotask. Freshdesk. These are three great little companies that make three excellent help desk/customer service management applications. But they, like others in this niche, could be in trouble. OK, I’m...

Jan 13 2014, 9:11am CST

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2014 Marketing Trends You Probably Haven't Heard It’s that time of year.  I’m hopped up on eggnog and ready to go!  Last year’s “10 Marketing Trends for 2013 You Haven’t Heard” was a popular one.  Let’s do it again.  Hoping three or four of these are ones you won’t...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

Silicon Valley Taking A Smaller Slice Of The VC Pie

Silicon Valley Taking A Smaller Slice Of The VC Pie Other tech hubs are receiving a higher percentage of global venture capital investment, according to new data. Each year new tech hubs around the world attract more and more media attention, but are they also attracting...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST