Enrique Juarez

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Xbox One: the 10 key launch titles

Now the PS4 has launched in the US, it's all about Microsoft's next-gen console, with games such as Forza and Dead Rising<p>With the PlayStation 4 now available in North America, this week belongs to the multi-territory roll-out of the Xbox One. Although the console rivals are currently playing it …

More Moolah for MOOCs: Coursera Raises Another $20M

After being founded just last year, online education startup Coursera turned heads this summer when it raised a $43 million Series B round.<p>Coursera’s …

DICE: Making Star Wars: Battlefront 'Is Scary'

"You can only screw up, right?"<p>DICE Executive Producer Patrick Bach has spoken about how the studio got tasked with Star Wars: Battlefront and the …

Amazon Takes on PayPal With Its Own Checkout Service

The next time you buy a pair of shoes online, you may have more choice than paying with your Visa or PayPal — you may also be able to pay using …

Amazon Debuts 'Login and Pay' Service to Compete With eBay

This week, Amazon announced a new service called "Login and Pay" that directly competes with PayPal. For the 215 million Amazon users worldwide, there's no question that this capability will make it significantly easier to purchase products on sites that feature the new service from Amazon Payments.<p>…

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MyCheck's investor tab: $6.1M for waiter-less checkout

We’ve all been trapped at a busy restaurant, desperately trying to flag down a waiter, pay, and escape. MyCheck thinks there’s an easier way.<p>MyCheck has raised $6.1 million from investors to enable waiter-less checkout at more than 3,000 venues worldwide, the company will announce Tuesday. …

Why the Nexus 5 should advance touchless control

Google's anticipated new Android KitKat phone should be capable of always listening for voice commands, and it's also likely to be the new phone that pushes the technology forward.<p>The Android-gossip consensus is that we'll see a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KitKatrevealed on Tuesday, yet we've heard …

Android News

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

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Why both the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 are likely to have an “always listening” function

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Among the many leaked screenshots, videos and lists of specifications for the Nexus 5(s goog), the most interesting …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

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Where is wearable tech headed?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Imagine a small adhesive strip that can collect intimate biological data and tell your smartphone that you need to apply …

Peerby’s Local Lending App Is Ready To Help Neighbours Participate In The Sharing Economy

You’ve got stuff, but not all the stuff you need. Dutch startup and TechStars London first cohort member Peerby is hoping to unlock the use value of that stuff with a collaborative consumption model that features some crucial differences when compared to others who’ve tried to turn caring into …

Transparent electronics show how Samsung’s flexible smartphone could work

Taking one more step toward a future of flexible gadgets, Samsung will soon release a phone with a curved screen, reports the Wall Street Journal. The technology that makes Samsung’s current lineup of curved televisions and putative curved phones possible is something called Organic Light Emitting …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Research shows off new way to 'virtually project' your smartphone onto any display

Google has long been fascinated by sharing content between screens: the new Chromecast dongle is focused on that functionality, as is older software like Chrome tab sync, the YouTube Leanback remote, and the Chrome to Phone extension. Now there's a new project out of the company's research arm that …

Evan Williams Reportedly Owns 15% of Twitter, And He's Positioned To Become A Multi-Billionaire

Williams reportedly owns 15% of Twitter, more than his co-founder Jack Dorsey. Dorsey is the one who actually came up with the idea for real-time mass text messages. But Williams owned the company that spawned Twitter, Odeo.<p>Twitter's private market cap is currently $10.5 billion. If the company …

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Evernote will digitize your Post-it notes with new 3M partnership

Evernote and 3M are teaming to bring Post-It notes into the digital world. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the two companies are set to announce new software on Thursday that will allow users to store and organize photos of their Post-its. The <i>Journal</i> doesn't make it clear as to whether or not …

Cyanogen goes from Android mod to legit startup with $7M from Benchmark

CyanogenMod is growing up.<p>Over the past few years, the custom Android ROM CyanogenMod (CM) has become the go-to tweak for Android phone owners who want updates faster, or who simply just want to get rid of the junky custom software from phone manufacturers and carriers.<p>Today, founder Steve Kondik …

Latinos making inroads in Silicon Valley

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Despite Google's protests, the MPAA still says Search is a pirate's paradise

The MPAA isn't buying Google's argument that search isn't keeping pirate sites in business, and now it says it has the data to prove it. Today, the organization published a report analyzing how people got to a series of infringing sites. According to its metrics, 19.2 percent of visits to the …

Microsoft Buyback Program: $350 for Apple, Android, BlackBerry Devices

Last week, Microsoft launched a retail trade-in program offering to buy your iPad for up to $200 towards the purchase of a Surface tablet. Forget about that. The company is now offering a deal that encompasses not just the iPad, but the iPhone, BlackBerry devices, as well as Android phones and …

Ouya Rewrites Its Troubled Kickstarter Contest’s Rules After Another Game Flames Out

Ouya has heavily revised its rules for the Free the Games Fund, a contest aimed at encouraging high-quality exclusive titles for the Android gaming …

Nearly 70 Percent of Dell Shareholders Voted to Go Private

The vote in favor of taking Dell private in a $25 billion leveraged buyout wasn’t terribly close, a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange …