Tasha Larson

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Apple's push into China is crushing Samsung

Over the last few months Apple has heavily invested in China and it’s starting to hurt Samsung.<p>Those efforts are paying off, with China passing the US to become the biggest iPhone market in April this year.<p>IDC’s latest study on the Chinese market shows another interesting change last quarter: …

Customers complain their new MacBooks come pre-dented

Some customers who have ordered Apple’s gorgeous new 12-inch Retina MacBook are in for an unpleasant surprise. After prizing the pristine white lid off the device’s box, they’re discovering that their new notebook is already damaged.<p>The complaint was noted by Apple accessory maker tizi, whose newly …

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The CEO of Fiat Chrysler says that Apple is planning an "intervention" in the automotive industry.</b> He met with Apple in California.<p><b>2. Samsung's share of the smartphone market in China has halved in the last 12 months.</b> Apple, however, has surged 62% in year-on-year growth.<p><b>3. Details of Samsung's</b> …

How Chirp enables easy data transfers using nothing but sound

Chirp, a London-based technology company that lets you transfer data between devices using nothing but audio clips, has announced it’s opening its platform to developers as it looks to increase the uptake of the underlying technology.<p>Available for Android and iOS, Chirp made headlines back in 2012 …

Google Says Its Self-Driving Cars Drive Better Than You

Google has been testing self-driving cars for years. Six years in fact, with a fleet of 20+ self-driving cars, which have self-driven almost a million miles over that period — and are now averaging around 10,000 self-driven miles per week.<p>So how many accidents have Google’s autonomous rides got …

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The Apple Watch is already improving the lives of deaf users

For many years Apple has been a great company when it comes to pushing the accessibility of its products for disabled users — from features like VoiceOver, which allow for descriptions of apps to be read aloud for the blind, to FaceTime which represented a breakthrough in allowing deaf people to …

Makers are getting their own social network

Maker Media founder Dale Dougherty speaks with such an infectious exuberance about creating and building that after speaking to him you want to go home and resurrect that project that's been sitting in your garage or bedroom. From a magazine, to a series of faires and camps for children, …

Microsoft invests in subsea cables to connect its data centers worldwide and speed up data delivery

Today Microsoft announced several partnerships that the company struck to connect its data centers around the world using subsea fiber optic cables.<p>Microsoft is working with two fiber companies, Hibernia and Aqua Comms, to link the company’s data centers in North America to Ireland as well as the …

Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is to buy AOL Inc. (AOL) in a deal worth $4.4 billion.<p>The long-rumored deal would give the U.S.’s second-largest …

How to Cook Stir-Fried Greens (Plus Bacon!) Without a Recipe

By Chris Morocco<p>Here's how to make easy, excellent stir-fried greens, no complicated recipe—or lengthy ingredient list—required.<p>You know what they say about great artists stealing? Yeah, same goes for home cooks. This approach to stir-fried greens was inspired by our friends at Mission Chinese …

A Visit to the Astrology Nail Salon in (Where Else?) L.A.

I was already wearing one of the two colors she had picked for me, a dead match for the deep red I had on my fingernails. But this wasn’t the most unexpected thing about <b>Rose Theodora,</b> the color astrologer at Enamel Diction.<p>She has a degree in art history from UCLA. She is sort of (not really) …

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‘New Girl’ Won’t Be Coming Back For Season 5 Until 2016

Season 5 of Fox’s <i>New Girl</i> has been pushed to early 2016 because Fox’s fall line-up is already completely packed.<p>The finale of Season 4 aired on May 5, and a week later, Fox announced the show won’t return until January 2016:<p>Fox revealed Monday as part of its annual upfront presentation for …

Samsung shipped 20,000 milling machines to Vietnam to match the iPhone's metal

Samsung's electronics division is often described as the jewel in the company's crown, and its smartphone business is what gives this gem its sparkle. In the first quarter of 2014, mobile accounted for more than three quarters of Samsung Electronic's operating profit, but since then things have …