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CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

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

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The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines

The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines In Davos, Switzerland the confabbing tycoons at the World Economic Forum spent their Friday fretting over climate change.  The irony of the super-wealthy flying in their private jets to hang out in a luxurious...

Jan 29 2014, 3:05am CST

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Jan Stocks

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Jan Stocks The five highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date in the Cloud Computing Index are  Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), Fusion-IO (NYSE: FIO), F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV)  Riverbed...

Jan 28 2014, 5:00am CST

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

Executive Creative Directors Evaluate Super Bowl Advertising

Executive Creative Directors Evaluate Super Bowl Advertising One week from today is the Super Bowl of advertising with an hour of football in-between. I wanted all of us to enjoy these TV spots to the fullest. To that end, I asked myself what makes a great Super Bowl spot? It has...

Jan 27 2014, 2:07am CST

Highest-Priced Super Bowl 2014 Ticket Sold On StubHub Goes for $10,557

Highest-Priced Super Bowl 2014 Ticket Sold On StubHub Goes for $10,557 Barring a weather event of epic proportions (more on that in a bit), Super Bowl XLVIII will be played a week from today at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. By now, the hype—whether it’s the Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, or...

Jan 27 2014, 2:06am 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

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

Shadow Of Mordor is Basically What?

Shadow Of Mordor is Basically What? Comparisons between Monolith and Warner Bros.’ upcoming open-world fantasy game Shadow of Mordor and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise have sprung up recently. “Seriously, can someone tell me how Assassin’s...

Jan 25 2014, 5:44am CST

CES 2015 News
Why We Start Up Startups

Why We Start Up Startups Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day.  Why do we build...

Jan 24 2014, 9:36am 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

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

Budweiser Clydesdales get Ready for Super Bowl 2014

Budweiser Clydesdales get Ready for Super Bowl 2014 The Clydesdales horses will star in both Budweiser Super Bowl 2014 ads. Budweiser tweets new image of Clydesdales.

Jan 24 2014, 7:20am CST

Macintosh At 30: Interesting, Profound And Curious Things Said About the Mac

Macintosh At 30: Interesting, Profound And Curious Things Said About the Mac “Hello, I’m Macintosh. It sure is great to get out of that bag. Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking, I’d like to share with you a maxim I thought of the first time I met an IBM mainframe: NEVER TRUST A COMPUTER YOU CAN’T LIFT.”

Jan 24 2014, 7:00am CST

Beats Music Fixing Faults while Customers Wait

Beats Music Fixing Faults Beats Music streaming service got off to such a popular start that it left it with issues that had to be solved. The experts at the source are fixing the faults while many customers are being forced to wait for sign up. The execs at the top are giving their reassurance to the clientele that everything is in control and matters will be resolved soon.

Jan 24 2014, 4:09am CST

Toyota Super Bowl 2014 Ad Teaser has Terry Crews Doing a Peck Dance

Toyota Super Bowl 2014 Ad Teaser has Terry Crews Doing a Peck Dance The Super Bowl 2014 takes place on February 2, and will have the Broncos play against the Seahawks in the Big Game. Besides the game there will be again a huge line-up of Super Bowl ads. Fox managed to charge $4 million...

Jan 24 2014, 3:48am CST

Jeep Super Bowl 2014 Ad is Likely

Jeep Super Bowl 2014 Ad is Likely Chrysler still manages to do something that just about no other brand can claim in the run-up to the Super Bowl each year: keep everyone guessing what the company will do with its Big Game advertising. This year a...

Jan 24 2014, 1:44am CST

Super Bowl Date Change is a Possibility

Super Bowl Date Change is a Possibility The cold weather might get too cold for Super Bowl. The NFL has put plans in motion that would allow to move the Super Bowl 2014 date.

Jan 24 2014, 1:39am CST

Project Wedge is a New, Easy, Indie Portable Projection System

Project Wedge is a New, Easy, Indie Portable Projection System Project Wedge is a hardware start-up out of Olympia, Washington, that aims to solve one of those problems we didn’t know we had: How does one easily display a share content from tablet to a large room and look good...

Jan 24 2014, 1:17am 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

Jack Ryan receives first ever Movies For Grownups Seal

Jack Ryan receives first ever Movies For Grownups Seal The American Association of Retired Persons has awarded its first "Movies For Grownups Seal" to Paramount Pictures's 2014 action film, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

Jan 23 2014, 5:41pm CST

Are you Buying Fitness Wearables From Electronics Companies?

Are you Buying Fitness Wearables From Electronics Companies? Having spent the week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it would appear that fitness & sport tech has started to reach mainstream prominence.  In a way it has, in others it hasn’t.  It...

Jan 23 2014, 7:10am CST

Penn State Crowdfunds Lunar Lion Lander

Penn State Crowdfunds Lunar Lion Lander Earlier this week, Penn State’s Lunar Lion team launched a crowdfunding effort to raise a little over $400,000 towards its goal of putting a lander on the Moon to win Google’s Lunar X-Prize. In order to win the prize,...

Jan 23 2014, 7:01am CST

NFL Friday Night Playoff Games Expansion being Considered

NFL Friday Night Playoff Games Expansion being Considered The NFL commissioner is considering the expansion of its Friday night playoff games. An addition of two more teams is slated to occur soon.

Jan 23 2014, 4:22am CST

The Cloud is Powered by Coal

The Cloud is Powered by Coal “Americans use too much energy” is one of the most politically correct things you can say—but it’s wrong. My favorite response to that complaint is by the great energy commentator Robert Bryce, who says: “Actually, I...

Jan 23 2014, 2:10am CST

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

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

HBO, Showtime, and Starz say they didn’t lose subscribers to Netflix and others

HBO, Showtime, and Starz say they didn’t lose subscribers to Netflix and others Pay networks say NPD study is incorrect

Jan 22 2014, 11:56am 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

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

The Twitter Tricks From The New York Times

The Twitter Tricks From The New York Times I’m a small publisher in both budget and manpower. As such, I must work smart. Everything I attempt to do must be purposeful and efficient. One of the greatest insights I have come upon to move my business forward is to...

Jan 22 2014, 8:04am CST

Alison Sweeney to Leave “Days of Our Lives” Soon

Alison Sweeney to Leave “Days of Our Lives” Soon The smart and sexy star, Alison Sweeney is all set to leave the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” soon. After staying on the show for more than two decades, she wants to pay some attention to her son and daughter for a change.

Jan 22 2014, 7:15am CST

Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin

Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin Beats Music is being launched today to much fanfare and rightfully so. Using “music curation” as its main calling card, it’s a different take on a theme used by other competitive services. Whether the public views that...

Jan 22 2014, 4:21am 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

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

It Had To Happen! Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014

Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014 That’s right, it had to happen! It was only a matter of time before smartphone growth started to slow. Yes, we’ve seen this before with a number of other consumer electronic devices from the TV to VCRs and DVD players...

Jan 22 2014, 3:48am 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

Writing Off Justin Bieber's $75,000 Strip Club Bill

Writing Off Justin Bieber's $75,000 Strip Club Bill Justin Bieber allegedly dropped $75,000 in just a few hours in a Miami strip club. The King of Diamonds club told TMZ that Mr. Bieber “got $75k in 1 dollar bills and went wild.” It may sound silly, but Bieber has money...

Jan 22 2014, 2:26am CST

Oikes Super Bowl 2014 Ad Teaser stars John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Bob Saget

Oikes Super Bowl 2014 Ad Teaser stars John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Bob Saget The Dannon Oikes Yogurt Super Bowl 2014 Ad teaser reveals a reunion of Full House actors John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Bob Saget. Watch the teaser video below.

Jan 22 2014, 2:15am CST