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Could wearables become bigger than tablets? | Fortune.com

The market forecast for mobile gadgets worn on your wrist, hip or head is stellar, and tech's biggest players are preparing for the rush.<p>By Peter Suciu

IE11 Gains Most Market Share, Chrome Finally Passes Firefox

March saw the fifth full month of IE11 availability with Windows 8.1, the release of Firefox 28, and the first full month of Chrome 33 availability. The latest numbers from Net Applications show that Chrome was the only major winner last month, having finally passed Firefox.<p>Between February and …

Chromecast sold every 4.5 seconds on launch day in the UK

Google’s Chromecast might seem like a commonplace piece of technology by now, for those of you in the US, but us lot across the ocean in Europe only managed to get our hands on the device a couple of weeks ago. Despite the delay, Google’s little streaming device is proving to be hugely popular over …

Prepping the cloud for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Estimates vary about the number of connected devices there will be as the internet of things shapes up — a recent Gartner …

Sony Xperia Z2 gets rooted ahead of its western launch

The Sony Xperia Z2 currently has extremely limited availability and now isn’t expected to land in western markets such as the UK and Europe until May, but that’s not stopping well-known XDA member DooMLoRD from bringing a root method for the flagship device.<p>The new method is based on ClockworkMod …

Samsung Reveals 3 New mid-range Galaxy Tab4 Series Devices

Samsung has announced the new versions of its Galaxy Tab range of tablet devices today, confirming that it will be sticking to the 10.1-inch, 8-inch and 7-inch form factors.<p>The new devices sit firmly in the mid-range of the market, and include Samsung’s custom entertainment services like Group Play …

Apple to Reportedly Release 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 This Fall, 5.5-Inch Version Delayed

Apple is set to begin mass production of the 4.7-inch display to be used in the iPhone 6 this May in preparation for the device's general release this fall, according to a new report from <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Citing supply chain sources, the report also states that the much rumored 5.5-inch version of the iPhone …

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks March 24th To March 28th And Year-to-Date

The six highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date in the Cloud Computing Index are Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), VMWare (NYSE:VMW), Fusion-IO (NYSE: FIO), F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV), Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) and EMC (NYSE:EMC). A $10K investment in Akamai shares made on January 2nd of …

Facebook, Oculus, And Businesses' Thirst For Virtual Reality

Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is just one sign of the growing business thirst for using virtual reality technology to change ways of working and improve customer experiences.<p>The acquisition – which was made this week and swiftly followed by polarized reactions from Oculus’ …

Texas Sets New Wind Power Record

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced last week that March 26 saw a new wind power record: 10,296 MW at 8:48 PM. This represented close to 29% of the nearly 36,000 MW of electricity on the power grid at that moment, and smashed the record set only weeks ago by 600 MW. No …

Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite - Covering All The Bases, Flexibly

The recent appearance of newly minted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at a San Francisco event was interesting on a number of levels. The fact he chose San Francisco as the location for his first official outing, the fact that his first announcement focused primarily on Microsoft’s release of Office …

Mobile And Tablet Video Continues Exponential Growth, Reports Ooyala In Quarterly Index

The share of total video plays by mobile and tablet platforms continues to take away playing time from other devices, Ooyala reports today, as part of its Global Video Index for Q4, 2013. The mobile + tablet share of video plays reached almost 18% – an increase of a more than ten points over the 7% …

A Look Into The Music Industry's Crystal Ball

“Crystal Ball, Crystal Ball, tell me things as you think they will be.” The great thing about the music business now is that, unlike previous eras, it’s rapidly shifting and morphing at a faster pace than ever. That makes it difficult for some to keep up, more difficult for others to adapt, and …

Why 'Between Two Ferns' Is Obama's Health Care Secret Weapon

<i>My colleague Shaun Spearmon shares some observations on the surprising way President Obama is sharing his vision on health care, and how, in his view “Between Two Ferns” trumps the bully pulpit.</i><p>Today is the day – the last day to sign on to HealthCare.gov and enroll for healthcare coverage this …

How To Clear Out Your Inbox Faster: Categorize Your Emails

Here are a few ways to categorize and tackle your overflowing inbox.<p><b>Type of Email</b>: Long, quality, and thoughtfully written <b><br>Problem</b>: Not enough immediate time to process and meaningfully reply <b><br>How to Answer</b>: Reply immediately expressing your thanks and intention to slowly put all the information to …

Press-Shy Canadian Electronics Billionaire Robert Miller Breaks His Silence

<b>Guest post by Bolaji Ojo</b><p>Robert Miller built a $2.4 billion fortune producing and distributing electronics components from his base in Canada — but he’s been ultra quiet about it. Over the past four decades he’s only given interviews to a handful of journalists – and one of them was last fall, to …

Please Back Up Your Data

Back in August 2005 Maxtor, a hard disk drive company latter acquired by Seagate, introduced something they called Backup Awareness Month. This was a “Campaign to Educate Consumers and Small-business Owners on the Importance and Simplicity of Backing up Important Data”. A few years ago several …

Tesla To Offer An 'Affordable' Car By 2017, But Will It Take Off?

According to a story from the LA Times at the end of last year, Tesla will present a prototype of its affordable car in 2015. But will an affordable high-end electric car bring in a range of new customers?<p>Currently, Tesla’s cheapest car is the Model S, which retails at around $70,000 in the US and …

Green Charge Networks: In Some Markets, Cost-Effective Energy Storage Is Already Here

Early in March, Green Charge Networks announced receipt of a $10 million financing program from TIP Capital that would allow the company to finance storage products for their customers and eliminate upfront costs.<p>The announcement generated significant buzz, because storage is quite clearly the next …

Why The Microsoft Surface Just Died Last Week

Would I purchase the Microsoft Surface? Not anymore. And I’m not sure that you should either.<p>I’m looking for a new laptop and the Surface has been one of the top contenders. I like it a lot. And although a slow seller for Microsoft it’s been gaining in popularity and many reviewers have given it …

Harvard-Backed Startup Experfy Launches To Match Top Data Talent With Thousands In Freelance Cash

It’s a great market to be in if you’re a data expert today. From tech to financial services, qualified experts are in high demand, with companies like LinkedIn offering as much as $250,000 in base salaries and companies from startup size to Google always needing more talent in the pipeline.<p>While …

Hey Cord-Cutters: Pluto.TV Launches With 85 Channels Of Free, TV-Style Internet Video

It was tough to pay attention to Nick Grouf as a video stream of bone-crushing skateboard wipeouts played about two feet from my face. Thankfully he soon switched to a surfing channel, which showed a film that followed a group of female surfers travelling across the South Pacific. It was all …

Why Every Marketer Should Use Google Plus

Recently the New York Times called Google Plus a ‘ghost town,’ and most marketers agree. I understand why. Even if you believe Google’s own user count (many don’t), Google Plus has only one-quarter as many global users as Facebook. Nielsen says that while Facebook users spend more than six <i>hours</i> per …

The New Microsoft Delivers On The Mobile Cloud

CEO Satya Nadella’s first major press conference last week was a return to basics for Microsoft. It focused the vision and the technology, not the glitz and glamour. The pacing and rally cries were replaced with literary quotes. Gates once spoke of a PC on every desk. Nadella talks about the cloud …

3D Printing May Be The Future: Cricut Explore Is Now

Between the $29 billion DIY crafting industry and the emerging 3D printing movement, there is an opportunity to make desktop manufacturing more accessible. Currently, one could argue that it is not that accessible – 3D printers are expensive and still demand a lot more tech savvy than the industry …

Ford Pilots A New Virtual Assembly Plant To Build Its Cars

If only Henry Ford could see what his brainchild was up to today. The assembly plant is going virtual, a development that could make the auto manufacturing process more efficient than ever. Considering efficiency was at the heart of Ford’s assembly line, one can assume he’d be a fan.<p>Ford Motor …

Could 3-D Printed Organs Be The Future Of Medicine?

More than 121,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. New advancements in 3-D printing (also called “bioprinting”) could change that, improving and saving lives with tissue grown outside the human body.<p>Organovo, 3-D biotechnology …

Crowdsourcing Your Startup Portfolio: 6 Crowdfunding Experts Weigh In

In 2009, while working on my book, Tradestream your Way to Profits: Building a Killer Portfolio in the Age of Social Media, I wrote an entire chapter on crowdsourcing investment ideas. Of course, back then, I wasn’t really talking about crowdfunding per se, but I did see the tremendous potential …