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Questlove Just Posted This Heartwarming Story About Robin Williams On Instagram

"Robin Williams made such an impact on me and didn't even know it."<p>Man. The smallest gesture can mean the world to you. Robin Williams made such an impact on me and didn't even know it. He named checked all of us in the elevator during the 2001 Grammys. I know y'all think I do this false modesty/T …

Robin Williams: A Photo Gallery

Fon begins beta testing a business Wi-Fi network

Crowdsourced Wi-Fi internet service provider Fon plans to add a business component to its largely residential hotspot footprint. On Thursday, Fon …

The Firefox OS Flame Developer Reference Phone Is Shipping

<b>Update</b>: Apparently, Mozilla re-announced the shipping of the Flame, which actually began shipping last month after a pre-order period. So — it is still shipping, one way or another.<p>Firefox OS is a would-be competitor to Android and iOS, the two major mobile platforms out there, with all the …

Motorola to launch Moto 360 smartwatch in 3 weeks, and maybe the Moto X+1 too

Invitations are floating around for a possible Moto 360 smartwatch launch party in Chicago on September 4, according to CNet. Partygoers may also witness the rollout of Motorola’s other latest gadgets.<p>The invitations show pictures of Motorola’s current-generation phones — the Moto X cell phone and …

Uber Gives Middle Finger To Ban In Berlin

Berlin’s State Department of Civil and Regulatory Affairs has served up a prohibitive order to Uber this morning saying the San Francisco-based ridesharing service hadn’t done enough to protect the safety of its passengers. The department has threatened Uber with a 25,000 euro (£20,000) fine should …

Flipboard will introduce video ads in September with Chanel as an initial partner

Social reading service Flipboard is the latest US social network to go down the route of video advertising, following the path of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (soon) and others.<p>Speaking Read Write’s ReadWriteMix event, Flipboard founder and CEO Mike McCue announced that the company will introduce …

Limited edition One M8: you can look, but you can’t buy

What happens when a contemporary art and design studio teams up with an Android OEM? In HTC’s case, you get a limited edition One (M8) with an awesome looking design on its back.<p>The limited edition handset is built by Singapore-based Phunk design, and it’s extremely rare at that, as only 64 of …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Phil Schiller Take On 'Ice Bucket Challenge' to Promote Awareness for ALS

Apple CEO Tim Cook today took the "Ice Bucket Challenge," which is designed to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, also commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.<p>The challenge asks people to pour buckets of ice water over their heads (documented on film and shared on social media …

Apple’s Sapphire iPhones Costs Could Be Lower Than Expected

Apple’s plan is to work synthetic sapphire into pricier next-generation iPhone models, according to the WSJ, provided they can get enough supply. While some analysts quoted expect this to potentially increase the consumer price of iPhone hardware, I’d be very skeptical of next-gen smartphones from …

Google Now for businesses reportedly on the table as HP chases a Google partnership

Android may be making some inroads into the iPhone-dominated enterprise market lately, but that doesn’t mean that Google is satisfied with its …

Retro Petzval Art Lens by Lomography Finally Goes On Sale

It’s been over a year since analog camera company Lomography launched its Kickstarter campaign for the Petzval Art Lens, but today it’s finally available for everyone to buy online and in-store.<p>The new hardware is inspired by the iconic Petzval lens developed by Joseph Petzval in 1840. The original …

Kim Kardashian Killed Candy Crush

Making hit mobile games is the most random business in entertainment.<p>When King Digital Entertainment, the company behind the massively successful mobile app Candy Crush, filed for an IPO in February this year, I knew somebody was going to come along and overtake it. I just didn't think that …

North Korean pair swim across sea border to defect to South Korea

Two North Koreans, believed to be father and son, swim 2.5km across the sea border with South Korea in rare maritime defection across the tense boundary<p>Two North Koreans swam across the sea border with South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's Unification Ministry said, in a rare maritime defection across …

Indian plane dives 1,500m as pilot 'sleeps'

India's civil aviation regulator has ordered Jet Airways to suspend two pilots after a flight to Brussels dived 1,500 metres, forcing air traffic controllers to issue an emergency warning.<p>The <i>Times of India</i> said the captain was on a scheduled rest break when the plane dropped over Turkey, putting it …

Exynos 5430 could open the door to ‘touchless control’ on Samsung handsets

Yesterday Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy Alpha, following months of rumors and speculation regarding Samsung’s first metal-framed smartphone. At the time they didn’t focus much on the Exynos processor powering the handset, though earlier today they formally announced the Exynos 5430.<p>During …

Most new Android phones sell for less than $200

Want to know a big reason why Android smartphones are virtually ubiquitous these days? Because many of them are very affordable, that's why. IDC's latest market share estimates show that 58.6 percent of Android phones shipped in the second quarter cost less than $200, many of them from surging …

We Should Be Talking About How Dangerous Tear Gas Is

As Ferguson, MO experiences an escalation of militarized force, much of the focus has been on the assault and sniper rifles, tanks and other military-grade weaponry used by police. One dangerous aspect has escaped as much attention: tear gas.<p>In an effort to disperse protestors, Ferguson police have …

A Man Might Get Deported Because He Doesn't Have Fancy Pizza Dough Tossing Skills

"Basically, immigration said, 'This guy can't throw pizza, so we're denying him the visa.'"

Samsung mocks iPhone wall-huggers with Galaxy S5 airport ad campaign

Samsung is throwing another jab at iPhone users by extending its wall-hugger ad campaign. This time, the campaign takes place at select airports …