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The Majority of iPhone Users Admit to 'Blind Loyalty' - Why This Is A Problem For Apple

iSheep. That’s the retort most readily used to attack owners of Apple kit. It is a wonderfully concise allegation: the thoughtless herd mentality Apple cynics attribute to those happy to spend small fortunes on Macs, MacBooks, iPhones and iPads. Well brace yourself for new forum flame wars because …

Could Google Glass Make Football Safer? Chris Kluwe Thinks So

Reducing the frequency and severity of injuries, particularly concussions, is priority No. 1 for the NFL right now. Punter Chris Kluwe, who in his playing days was never hesitant to say what he thought the league ought to be doing differently, thinks he might have a solution.<p>At the TED conference …

Here’s what to expect from augmented reality in 2014

Like mobile payments, augmented reality apps have so far been the type of thing that’s great in theory, less great in execution.<p>2013, however, might have turned that around. Or at least that’s what Ambarish Mitra, cofounder and CEO of augmented reality company Blippar, argues. With devices like …

OK, Glass: Show me what's next for Google

December 2014 is a year away. Barring unforeseen complications, Google Glass will have gone public by then and just might have forever altered its maker in the process.<p>The story of how Glass could change Google begins back on June 27, 2012. Sergey Brin and his cohorts, in what we now know is …

Windows Phone 8 and the Mac: Surprisingly compatible

Whether you got a special deal during the holidays, received a hand-me-down, or your employer requires you to use a Windows phone, Mac users might be …

India's Dating Sites Skip Straight to the Wedding

The online dating scene in India is primarily matrimonial websites, predicated on the idea that the first meeting between two paired users will be to chat about their wedding. It highlights a false dichotomy between modern arranged marriages and fairytale love.<p>Last week, I joined Shaadi.com, …

Could LinkedIn give students an 'in' with college admissions?

If it's been awhile since you applied to college, here's a bit of news to make you feel your age: it's not just about SAT scores, transcripts, and personal essays these days.<p>Social networking plays a role, too.<p>Starting this college admissions season, teens can use the professional networking site …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

eBay releases Exact iOS app, a shopping portal for customized 3D-printed products

Despite dropping prices in the 3D printer market, not everybody's able to get a MakerBot and print the objects of their desire. Today, however, eBay's launching a way -- aside from trekking to MakerBot's brick and mortar -- for folks to get their 3D printing fix. It's called eBay Exact, an iOS app …

Adidas's New Smart Soccer Ball Tells You Everything About Your Kicks

Tech in sports typically revolves around maximizing performance in some nebulous and difficult-to-fact-check way. But Adidas has been doing some very …

Cool Stuff

This 18-Year-Old's Invention Could Make Your Future Phone Instacharge

While you are hanging out on the Internet (in your underwear, maybe?) on a Saturday, kids that are smarter than either of us are out there getting …

Google's Five-Front Assault On Apple

With Google stock surging to an all-time high of $916 and Apple’s trading 39% below its September 2011 peak, Google has positioned itself to grow — in part by taking a bite out of Apple’s customer base — on five fronts.<p>Google’s primary source of profit is search-related advertising while Apple’s is …

Apple secretly developing entire platform for wearable, attachable computing

By<p>As rumors swirl over the potential for a so-called iWatch from Apple in the not-too-distant future, the company is secretly developing an entire …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

HP switches to Android for $169 Slate 7, phones planned too

BARCELONA, Spain -- Hewlett-Packard is making a tablet comeback, and it's learned a few lessons from the the failure of the TouchPad it seems. Not only is the new HP Slate 7 powered by Android, it costs a mere $169. It's the first in a planned line of tablets using different operating systems, with …

These Laser-Cut MacBook Lids Will Take Your Mac Décor To An All New Level

Putting a sweet decal on your MacBook’s lid is cool and all, but if you’re looking to take things to another level with your MacBook decorating skills, maybe you you should try cutting some artwork into it with a laser.<p>The process of laser cutting artwork into your MacBook’s lid isn’t easy, but the …

Does it make sense to buy a PC with a touch screen?

Smartphones with touch screens? Great! Tablets with touch screens? Duh. But PCs with touch screens? Meh.<p>Recently I purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad U310 ultrabook, my first-ever touch-screen-equipped computer. I didn't necessarily want the feature, but figured I might as well give Windows 8 the benefit …

LinkedIn for Android review: Powerful professional networking on the go - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>LinkedIn</b> mobile app performs well, has a beautiful interface, and offers many of the most frequently used features of the professional networking Web site.<p><b>The Bad</b> A lack of powerful tools for research will disappoint LinkedIn's most dedicated users. Job-sharing functionality would be …

Networking

Chinese firm finds way to get apps onto iPhone, iPad -- for free

A firm in China has found a way to get users in China to download applications to their iPhones or iPads without having to pay a dime.<p>According to Venturebeat, which discovered the exploit, a Chinese "app store" known as 7659.com has taken advantage of a loophole in Apple's bulk enterprise …

Apple

Google Unveils Full Specs for Project Glass

- Apr 16, 2013<p>For a long time Google Glass was shrouded in mystery, but as Google is slowly taking the wraps off it, more and more is becoming clear. …

The Happiest Companies In Tech

If you're on the hunt for a new tech job and want to surround yourself with shiny happy people, consider sending your resume to one of these workplaces.

What The Combined Wealth Of All 1,426 Billionaires Could Do

For the 27th annual Forbes billionaires list, our team of reporters spent months tracking down the wealthiest people around the globe. We looked at public companies and hidden fortunes, as well as a host of other luxury assets to compile the authoritative account of the rich in 2013 (read more …

Google Glass Early Adopters Want To Build Learning, Healthcare, Accessibility & Safety Apps

Wondering who has won a Google Glass? Stanford PhD student Andrej Karpathy has used Twitter’s API to compile a partial list of the so far close to 4,000 winners of Google’s Glass Explorers first adopter competition who applied to buy the high tech specs via Twitter. Google still hasn’t confirmed …