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Motorola Patent Points To Electronic Neck “Tattoos” That Double As Microphones

You’ve got to give Motorola credit these days: it’s certainly not your average smartphone player any more. The company is trying to upend the traditional notion of a smartphone with Project Ara, and behind closed doors it’s building a new group devoted to designing and developing “world-class” …

More professors using social media to teach

According to a study released in October, 41% of college professors use social media as a teaching tool, up from around 34% in 2012.<p>A month before they walked into her classroom last fall, Krista Jackman told her freshmen writing students to join Twitter.<p>Their assignment: get to know each other.<p>"My …

C.I.A. is said to pay AT&T for call data

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Somehow, Pebble is making a better smartwatch than gadget giants like Samsung and Sony

Samsung is a multibillion company with 425,000 employees and a massive supply chain. Pebble is 40-strong and fueled by $10 million in Kickstarter money.<p>So you might be surprised at which one is making the better smartwatch.<p>On Wednesday, Pebble unveiled the latest steps in its effort to take over …

BlackBerry reportedly refused to break up company despite interest from Apple, Microsoft

Back when BlackBerry was still on the market, some expected that the struggling company would ultimately be broken up and "sold for parts." But according to Reuters, BlackBerry's board roundly rejected this possibility, despite interest from several major competitors. Google, Microsoft, and even …

Oppo’s First Cyanogen-Modded Smartphone Will Launch In December

As much as I love stock Android sometimes you just need something <i>different</i>, and that’s essentially been the guiding mission of the folks over at Cyanogen Inc.<p>They’ve made plenty of strides with their customized version of Android over the past few months, but now they’re on the verge of a big …

BlackBerry Board Refused to Break Up Company Despite Interest From Apple, Others

Apple and Microsoft both expressed interest in acquiring portions of BlackBerry, according to a new report from <i>Reuters</i>. BlackBerry's board ultimately elected not to break up the company, despite Apple's interest in its intellectual property and patents. According to the report, the company also had …