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How Steve Jobs Saved Nike (and Apple) With 1 Simple Piece of Advice

Why going after every opportunity can kill your business.<p>When Nike named Mark Parker its CEO in 2006, one of the first things Parker did was call Apple CEO Steve Jobs for advice. At the time, Nike was trying to fit its digital strategy into its line of hundreds of thousands of products.<p>Steve Jobs …

Mom says Apple's Siri helped save baby's life

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The baby monitor showed Stacey Gleeson that her 1-year-old daughter Giana had turned blue.<p>She went to her and discovered she'd stopped breathing.<p>The mom from Cairns, Australia, told 7 News that she picked …

Here's One Thing You Didn't Know About 'Star Trek'

A now very famous director almost helmed "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" back in the '80s.<p>If you've ever heard someone yell "Khan!" without context, then you are, at least in some way, familiar with "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."<p>Besides that quote's continued popularity in the American …

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Massive Death Star model revealed for Legoland Windsor

Legoland reveals one of the biggest ever Star Wars model made from Lego - recreating a scene from A New Hope<p>Lego has unveiled its biggest structure in the UK ever - a scale model of the Death Star weapon from the 1977 film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.<p>The miniture science fiction battlestation …

The Identity Of A ‘Star Wars’ Actor Who Went Uncredited For Nearly 40 Years Has Been Discovered

You may not remember him, but a briefly glimpsed character named BoShek played a very pivotal role in the original <i>Star Wars</i>.<p>When Luke and Obi Wan hit the Mos Eisley Cantina in search of a pilot, the first person they approach is a middle-aged, mutton-chopped man named BoShek. He turns them down, …

Nissan debuts shape-shifting self-driving concept car

Gallery: Nissan debuts shape-shifting self-driving concept car<p>Gallery: Nissan debuts shape-shifting self-driving concept car<p>+ 16<p>+ 15<p>+ 14<p>Nissan has …

Tesla Model S Comes With Secret James Bond Homage

The name's Musk. Elon Musk.<p>James Bond may favor Aston Martins and Bentleys when he hits the road, but it turns out that Tesla Model S owners can channel a bit of the British superspy.<p>The dashboard on the electric car has a top secret Easter egg: hold down the <i>T</i> button on the entertainment system and …

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Pebble CEO: Apple Watch is 'Lacking'

Pebble announced another new smartwatch at MWC 2015 today – the Pebble Time Steel – but with the Apple Watch set to come to market next month, there’s about to be another huge competitor on the market.<p>Nonetheless, Pebble’s CEO Eric Migicovsky told TNW that he’s not too concerned about the impending …

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Weird Facts Behind 6 Famous Star Wars Costumes

The little-known stories of clothing from a galaxy far, far away, from Darth Vader’s helmet to Padme’s wedding dress to Han Solo’s vest.<p>From Princess Leia’s cinnamon buns and white robes to Darth Vader’s shiny black helmet and billowing cape, the costumes in the seven episodes of <i>Star Wars</i> are among …

Why the Apple TV Rumors Are More Believable This Time

Another year, another rumor that Apple is planning to enter the pay-TV business.<p>This time the report comes from Re/code, which says that the company …

FiftyThree’s Paper for iPad now includes all original tools free without an in-app purchase

What is it about in-app purchases that makes people bristle? Perhaps, when an app is advertised as “free” people don’t generally expect to pay for major features. But in fact, this is a widespread practice in the industry that has now been rectified by at least one company.<p>FiftyThree’s Paper, a …

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Facebook’s Going to Start Weeding Out Fake News Stories

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Gorilla Glass 4 shouldn't shatter when you drop your phone

Plenty of mobile device screens can easily resist minor cracks and scratches, but let's be honest -- those aren't the biggest problems. No, the <i>real</i> crisis comes when you drop your phone and the display shatters into many pieces. Thankfully, Corning is tackling that accident-related damage in …

Urban greenery: plant life in the most unlikely places - Telegraph

PSA: Some iPhone 6 Plus Users are Getting Very Blurry Photos and Video Even When Standing Still

The iPhone has been touted as the world’s most popular camera, but that world’s most popular camera may be having some hardware issues. Several …

Twitter co-founder launches Super, yet another way to share your opinion

A wise person once related opinions to one of many things we all have. And it's hard not to think of that when looking at Super, a new opinion sharing app launching today for the iPhone and Android. Text prompts like "the best," "the worst," and "the craziest" invite you to shout your opinions to …

NYC to replace most of its payphones with free gigabit WiFi in 2015

Can you remember the last time you used a payphone? Neither can we. Public telephones are an outmoded piece of our communication infrastructure, and NYC is ready to replace them. The city has been toying with the idea for years, and today it finally announced its final plans: LinkNYC -- a network …

Flickr Launches Wall Art Printing Globally

One month after Flickr introduced a new offering letting users to create wall prints from their own photos, the Yahoo-owned company has opened up the service globally.<p>Flickr offers both wood-mounted and gallery-style canvas prints, in five sizes ranging from 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″. However, prints …

AT&T ends controversial tracking of wireless customers

AT&T has backed away from a controversial tracking technique that landed the carrier and rival Verizon Wireless in hot water with consumers and privacy advocates last month. Both providers were quietly inserting unique identifiers into the web activity of their customers — who were given no way to …

New Twitter features: native video and 'highlighted' tweets

Twitter users will be able to tweet videos natively, just as they currently can with images, and the much-loved chronological timeline will be changed to show 'highlighted' messages that users may have missed<p>Twitter users will be able to upload and tweet videos natively from next year, just as they …

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Tim Cook: Yep, I’m gay

In a beautifully written personal essay, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just come out as gay, finally confirming rumors that have circulated since he took over as Steve Jobs’ replacement in 2011.<p>In the history-making essay for Businessweek (remember: this is one of the most powerful and influential …

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After recall, Nest relaunches Protect smoke detector for $99

Two and a half months after Nest Labs pulled its "smart" Protect smoke detector off store shelves, the device maker on Monday returned the product to the market with a lower price tag: $99 or £89, down from $129 or £110.<p>The company withdrew the Protect -- which connects to Wi-Fi and also serves as …

Lightbox Wants To Be Your Phone’s Other Lens

Say hey to a new wearable camera contending for your cash. The Ca7ch Lightbox boasts of being the smallest live-streaming wearable camera — at just 1.5 inches x 0.49 inches, and weighing in at a dainty 30 grams.<p>It also has an 8MP lens, with f2.4 aperture; records 1080p video; and has a burst mode …

Plex media client is coming to the Xbox One

Plex, one of the best apps for media consumption on a large screen is coming to the Xbox One, after Microsoft announced support for universal applications at BUILD earlier this week.<p>A user on the Plex forums under the name of ‘Tyson’ confirmed the news, saying that “Microsoft has approved the …

Twitter now shows emoji characters on the web

There's a good chance that some of your smartphone-toting friends use emoji to express themselves on Twitter -- wouldn't it be nice to see those icons while you're surfing the web? As of today, you can. Twitter has updated its web client to display emoji, giving you all the colorful characters that …

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Half of Silicon Valley startups are 'silly', says Bill Gates

The ideas behind half of Silicon Valley start-ups are “silly” and the $19 billion price paid by Facebook for WhatsApp was “higher than I would have expected”, says Bill Gates<p>Half of Silicon Valley start-ups are “silly” and the price paid by Facebook for WhatsApp was “higher than I would have …

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