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Watch This Man Turn a DeLorean Into a Monster Truck, a Limo, and a Hovercraft

Avoid flat-spotting and choose your own tire-storage adventure.<p>John Z. DeLorean's DMC-12 began with an ambitious idea—a Wankel-powered sportscar—that was whittled down by production pressures and other issues to become a not-particularly-sporty shadow of DeLorean's dream. It became an icon in spite …

How Facebook's Crazy New Headset Will Change Life As We Know It

"Imagine enjoying a courtside seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting on goggles in your home. This is really a new communication platform."<p>I finally got to try the latest version, "Crescent Bay," …

Facebook goes all-in on advertising after years of laying groundwork

MENLO PARK, Calif. — For Facebook’s many advertisers and its 1.3 billion users, there’s a common goal: Delivering relevant marketing in the most efficient manner.<p>Every month, a billion people use Facebook on mobile devices, 700 million of whom use the social network every day, and many of whom stay …

Gadgets We Love: Sony Rocks The Room With Its Loud Smartphone Speaker

Music on the go is now ruled by the mobile. Countless music fans listen to the latest hits and classic grooves through the speakers on their smartphones. For all the engineering efforts, physics still prevents a small speaker really filling a room.<p>Which is why you need Sony's latest bluetooth …

How Instagram overtook Twitter in users—in one chart

Instagram said today that it has 300 million monthly active users, which is 100 million more than it had three quarters ago. With this surge in growth, the photo-sharing app’s user base is now bigger than the 284 million Twitter reported in October for its third-quarter average.<p>Twitter pre-dates …

Social Media

Apple Says These Are the Best iPhone, iPad Apps of 2014

Here are the 24 new apps Apple says are its favorites of the year.<p>Apple's handpicked list of best new apps of the year has arrived just in time for the holidays, but unlike every gift guide you're likely to find, the vast majority of products on this list are free.<p>Best app of 2014 went to "brain …

Apps

Grab a big iOS App designer bundle (MSRP: over $1000) for only a few bucks

<i>From 9to5Toys Specials:</i><p>Specials.9to5toys.com is running a **special** on an iOS app designer bundle that up and coming iOS app designers will likely want to take advantage of. This is an “NYOP bundle”, meaning that people can name their own price to get 2 courses (Learn Mobile Web Design Using …

Fewer iPhone 6/6 Plus Buyers Shift From Android

<b>Android Owners Buy More Expensive iPhones</b><p>Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), today released analysis of the results from its research on Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) after the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on September 19, 2014.<p>CIRP finds that a smaller percentage of iPhone buyers came …

Conquer Insomnia In 6 Weeks? There’s An App For That–And It Could Change Your Life

There’s plenty of science behind Sleepio, now available on iOS 8, but it’s an animated professor that brings users back for weekly sessions.<p>When Peter Hames complained to doctors about his insomnia, they responded by pulling out a prescription pad. Then came the inevitable: more sleeping pills.<p>But …

Worried about leaky chats? Messaging apps are responding with security features

The popularity of messenger apps is fuelling plenty of innovation on how to keep private chats secure

YouTube Launches Fan Finder Initiative

YouTube today launched Fan Finder, a new initiative to help channel creators bring in new fans for free. Fan Finder is essentially an advertising campaign that YouTube is running for its most important users: the ones who actually produce videos.<p>All channel owners have to do is create and upload a …

Android dominates 81 percent of world smartphone market

For the first time ever, Android has hit more than 80 percent market share for smartphone shipments worldwide.<p>The new Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker was released on Tuesday by IDC, which detailed third-quarter numbers for all smartphone shipments worldwide. A total of 261.1 million …

Windows Phone

The Future of Twitter Events Is Here

Twitter’s biggest draw to date has been the power of the event.<p>From Hurricane Sandy to the Academy Awards, “events” are those moments of large-scale, …

Here's Where Teens Are Going Instead Of Facebook

Earlier this month Facebook’s chief financial officer, David Ebersman confirmed a worrying, but long-suspected trend for the world’s biggest social network: teenagers, perhaps the most important demographic for a modern-day communication tool, were becoming less active on the site.<p>“We did see a …

A Pin On Pinterest Is Worth 25% More In Sales Than Last Year, Can Drive Visits & Orders For Months

According to new data sourced by the social marketers at Piqora (previously Pinfluencer), the value of a pin on Pinterest growing – today, a pin generates 78 cents in sales, on average. That’s up by nearly 25 percent from Q4 2012, says Piqora. More importantly, perhaps, is the fact that a pin can …

Snapchat Rejected A $3 Billion All-Cash Offer From Facebook

According to a new report from Evelyn M. Rusli and Douglas MacMillan at the WSJ, Facebook offered $3 billion in cash to buy Snapchat, but Snapchat turned it down.<p>This is not the first time that Facebook tried to buy Snapchat. Zuckerberg previously offered $1 billion for Snapchat and was rejected.<p>In …

YouTube Capture for iOS update adds clip splicing and iTunes soundtracking

Those who like to record their YouTube moments while on the go have just received a handful of useful tools. Thanks to an update for the video streaming site's Capture app for iOS, users can now film and edit together multiple clips in order to create seamless footage before uploading. The ability …

Twitter Now Lets Advertisers Target Users By Mobile OS Version, Mobile Device & Wi-Fi Connectivity

Twitter today expanded its ad targeting capabilities by allowing marketers to now more granularly segment audiences on mobile (iOS and Android) by operating system version, device, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Before, the company had only offered the option to identify users by operating system alone, …