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Vintage Bundle – 326 Logos, Labels, Badges

The big vintage bundle from Creative Market – 326 logos, labels, and badges for only $20.<p>This huge bundle from Creative Market consists of 18 sets …

This is Qualcomm’s world and we’re all just living in it

Guess who puts the turbo in the Droid Turbo’s name<p>Qualcomm is the mobile industry’s equivalent of a god: omnipotent and omnipresent, yet invisible to the naked eye. The company that was founded on the premise of building "Quality Communications" can now be found inside every major smartphone in the …

7 ways to staff a strong social media team

Managing your social media as a part of your greater marketing strategy is no easy task. Although social media is much more cost effective than other forms of advertising, the time commitment, resources and staffing required to execute it properly can be quite a commitment for an organization of …

Google challenges GoDaddy for domain name supremacy

The Internet has finally begun its largest expansion to date.<p>Alongside traditional .com and .net domain names, endings like .guru, .club, and .ninja are beginning to roll out to the general public. One of the largest supporters of this expansion has been Google, which applied for ownership of 101 …

12 Strategies to Vet Your Next Technical Hire

Whether we like it or not, these days, tech is one of the most important aspects of business — even for businesses that aren’t primarily tech-focused. Hiring the perfect technical lead is crucial to your product’s success, but if you’re not a technical person yourself, finding that person can be …

Video games 'aid business skills'

Playing the right kinds of video games can help develop valuable business skills such as problem-solving, planning and decision-making, a new study suggests.<p>Complex puzzle games are good at developing the kind of brain functions needed to succeed in a business environment, according to the report …

Gaming

People Prefer Electric Shocks to Being Alone With Their Thoughts

A new study finds we're not very good at entertaining ourselves.<p>Considering the many challenges life has to offer, entertaining yourself with your own thoughts for a few minutes seems like one of the easier hurdles to overcome. You could recall your favorite childhood memory, plan your weekend, or …

Internet usage on airplanes continue to flounder

Although internet usage on airplanes has increased the last few years, the market has yet to substantially grow due to the lack of availability, slow speeds and heavy costs to the consumer.<p>A study by DePaul University found that 35.9% of airline passengers used mobile technology during the …

Fish

It's Time To Admit The Amount Of Information Google Gathers About Us Is Terrifying

Google has the largest search engine in the world, biggest video platform (YouTube), biggest web browser (Chrome), most-used email service (Gmail,) and the largest mobile operating system (Android).<p>What that all means is that Google essentially knows everything about us — be that what we search …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Twitter Now Supports GIFs

Twitter gave its users a GIFt on Wednesday.<p>The company announced that GIFs, the animated images on continuous loop, can now be shared and viewed on …

Bluetooth speaker review: time to jack up the volume, but on what?

Bluetooth speakers turn your phone or tablet into a sound system. We asked Radio 1's DJ Monki to test the latest<p>"You're going to love this," says Lucy Monkman, as she taps her tablet and the opening glissando of the Chemical Brothers' Galvanize roars for the seventh time. This is the "control" song …

Hands-On With The Amazon Phone — Here Are All The Major Features

At the phone's launch event, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that the company tried to build a phone that was extremely innovative and different.<p>There are some major features that set it apart right off the bat, including its "dynamic perspective" effects, which make images feel 3-D, its motion-sensing …

Apps

ASUS Transformer Book V is a Windows hybrid laptop with a detachable Android phone

Wow, just wow. ASUS has just announced the Transformer Book V (pronounced "five"), a Windows 2-in-1 laptop with a detachable Android phone. No, this isn't the Windows Phone-powered PadFone that we've been waiting for, but the package is still pretty mind-blowing. Let's break it down. First of all, …

Westone goes for the gold with its new ES60 in-ear headphones

The Elite Series ES60's level of uber-clarity puts you more in touch with the music.<p>I've reviewed a lot of in-, on- and over-the-ear headphones, but the Westone Elite Series ES60 custom molded in-ear headphone is the "quietest" I've heard. Superior noise-blocking makes a huge difference when you're …

Smart Apps Are Great, But Do They Know Too Much?

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>A rising class of apps called smart apps promise to make users' lives easier by essentially acting as personal assistants. Yet, users may be uncomfortable with the amount of personal information required to make them work.<p>Smart apps learn a user's behavior by …

Apps

The fall and rise of the MicroSD card

Loved by many, but disliked by the one in charge, the microSD card has had a rocky relationship with Android. While maintaining its presence on all Samsung and Sony flagship smartphones, the popularity MicroSD slot has fallen a little over the past two years, only to return in this year’s flagship …

Mobile Technology

WebOS is back in one million living rooms

LG announces TV sales milestone<p>LG is today congratulating itself on selling one million of its webOS smart TVs. After announcing the new Smart+ TVs at CES in January, the Korean manufacturer released a range of models in March, and took just under four months to hit today's milestone. It's now …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

So it's a good time to buy a new phone if you're ready for an upgrade. Below is our monthly ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content</i> …

Phones

Samsung Launches World's First Tizen Smartphone

Samsung has finally announced the world’s first Tizen smartphone, the Samsung Z. It will be available in Russia in the third quarter of this year, and Samsung says there are plans to expand it to other markets.<p>Other than being equipped with the new Linux-based mobile operating system, the Samsung Z …

Wi-Fi on the moon is now as fast as the Wi-Fi in your living room

Researchers at NASA and MIT have figured out how to beam wireless connectivity from a ground base in New Mexico<p>Life on the moon just got a whole lot more awesome. Sure, you've got to wear a spacesuit and there's not much to do in the way of recreation and nightlife.<p>But that's all okay now, because …

Dropbox Reaches 300M Users

Dropbox announced today that it has hit a new milestone of 300 million users, tacking on 100 million users in just six months since it passed the 200 million mark in November 2013. The file-sharing service previously took one year to add on 100 million users from November 2012.<p>Its growth in user …

Drive a Mercedes in 'Mario Kart 8'

The best 'Mario Kart' ever features Nintendo's oddest crossover<p>Mercedes-Benz is now a part of the Mushroom Kingdom. To commemorate the simultaneous release of Nintendo's excellent <i>Mario Kart 8</i> and the new GLA SUV — both available in Japan from today — you'll be able to download a "GLA Kart" to use …

A not-so-shining future: the sad demise of the projector phone

Mobile World Congress, February 2012: a Samsung marketing executive hops on stage in front of a group of tired tech journalists, and delivers the …

Gear & Gadgets

New Apple patents hint at a headphone, music revolution

The real reason behind Apple’s $3 billion buy of Beats may be a plan for an epic mashup of music and tech by combining the hardware of headphones and Beats Music software.<p>Two notable patent applications published Thursday suggest that Apple could be thinking along exactly these lines.<p>The patents in …

Streaming

Instagram Bug Gives Man Access to High School Girl's Account

Many social media apps and services let you sign in with Facebook. But only one — Instagram, owned by Facebook — assumes that you're using the same …

AT&T releases shock-resistant Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Available now for $199.99 on contract<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5's waterproofing was one of its headline features, but if you need a little more resilience AT&T may have you covered. The previously leaked Galaxy S5 Active is now on sale, adding shock resistance to Samsung's flagship smartphone while …

Samsung

Microsoft Is Also Reportedly Piling Into The Smartwatch Race

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said his company would forget past blunders—like missing the boat on smartphones—and focus on the future, he wasn’t kidding. The Surface maker is planning on entering the rapidly growing smartwatch market with its very own wristworn contender, Forbes …