Amanda Pillar

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Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Does internet advertising work at all?

Everett Collection/Shutterstock/The Atlantic<p>Nineteenth-century retailer John Wanamaker is responsible for perhaps the most repeated line in marketing: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, the trouble is I don’t know which half.”<p>Today, marketers are grappling with the Wanamaker Paradox: …

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Changes to copyright laws could be very good or very bad; it depends on who's involved

When it comes to data we upload to the web and digital content in all its forms, it's hard to tell who owns it. At Expand NY's panel today, Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF) Julie Samuels, Techdirt's Mike Masnick and American University Washington College of Law professor, Michael Carroll …

Mobile Survey Platform GeoPoll Raises $6.6M Series A To Reach People In Developing Countries

Smartphones have become so commonplace in developed countries that it can be hard to imagine life without them. But the worldwide Internet penetration rate is just 39%, according to the International Telecommunication Union, and in Africa, only 16% of people are online. Mobile-cellular penetration …

First helium-filled 6TB hard drive launched, just not for you

At first glance, an enterprise-class hard drive with unparalleled areal density sounds like a pretty dull affair, right? While the new Ultrastar He6 drive from Western Digital's HGST subsidiary does fit that nap-inducing description, it's also got a couple of exclusive honors to boast about. You …

Nikon's new full-frame camera leaks out with glorious retro styling

The Alpha 7 cameras that Sony introduced last month were astounding because of their combination of compact size, a full-frame sensor, and interchangeable lenses. The only apparent problem they had was the lack of an established lens ecosystem — such as, for example, the one that Nikon has with its …

Telefonica cashes its Czechs, as country’s richest man agrees to take over local telco

The Czech Republic’s biggest telecommunications operator, Telefonica(s tef) Czech Republic, will probably soon be under local control, after the …

iPad Air Has Spendier Display, Costs Less to Make Than Earlier Models

There’s a new iPad in town, and that means the folks at research firm IHS are once again doing what they do best: Taking it apart for a look …

Apple to build new manufacturing facility in Arizona with solar-power, will create 2000+ jobs

The State of Arizona today announced that Apple is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in the city of Mesa, Arizona. The facility will create 700 jobs for manufacturing, and an additional 1,300 jobs for the construction and management of the new facility, In total, Apple will be bringing …

October's Notable iOS App Releases

We’re back with our monthly retrospective look at some of the more notable iOS apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>Moment.us<p>What is the right music to listen to on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in London or Chicago? Open the …

The One (very) Disappointing Part of the iPad Air Spec: RAM

I posted about the highlights of the full tech specs for the iPad Air a couple of days back. There are some very impressive specs – none more so than the powerful new 64-bit A7 chip. I also mentioned at that time that the one important spec detail we didn’t yet know, and that Apple is never very …

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Pixelstick Takes Your Long Exposure Photography To A Trippy New Level

Remember that night when you and your friends discovered how to “draw” with your camera’s long exposure function?<p>You started out simple, piercing the dark with a cheap handheld flashlight as you traced a terrible rendition of your name through the air. You were hardly halfway through the last …

T-Mobile's no-money-down iPad offer requires $20 monthly plan for new customers

Those of you new to T-Mobile will be out of luck if you're hoping to walk into a T-Mobile store and walk out with a tablet and 200 megabytes of free data without putting any money down.<p>After promising to fix an "executional mistake" that forced new customers to sign up for a $10 On Demand plan, …

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Staples Begins Selling Square Stand

Mobile payment startup Square launched its Square Stand for the iPad in May, in a bid to help store owners replace cash registers, and now the accessory has gone on sale in Staples outlets in the US.<p>Back in July, the Square Stand hit its first physical retail stores — the Apple Store and Best Buy — …

eBay CEO John Donahoe Is Bullish On Digital Currency, And He’s Keeping Tabs On Bitcoin

There’s no doubt that Bitcoin is getting plenty of attention these days — we’ve seen folks like the Winklevoss Twins and Chamath Palihapitiya throw their financial weight behind Bitcoin in a big way — but despite all that it still hasn’t been embraced by the teeming millions just yet<p>Arguably, all …

Indiegogo Campaign Aims To Create Wireless Charger For iOS Devices

If you believe the reports, Apple is currently working on a way of charging iOS devices using solar panels. If you’re not content to wait, however, and want a quick-and-easy means of charging your iPhone or iPad right now, you might want to consider investing in this Indiegogo crowd funding …

The New Banned Hashtags Of Instagram -- Now With More #SexyTimes

Instagram is bringing #sexyback. Along with #foodorgasm, #DuckDynastyBitch and #boobz (but not #boobs).<p>The photo-sharing service has lifted its ban on more than 100 previously unsearchable hashtags, according to new analysis posted Sunday by entrepreneur Nick Drewe on his blog, The Data Pack.<p>Drewe …