Alex Urzua

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The One Reason Every Blogger Should Use Google+

Once again this week I was asked by a colleague why they should care about Google+. This is a person who regularly publishes content, already has a full plate and wanted to be convinced why she should take up another social network. A scenario that’s all too familiar with many people I come in …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and smart watch due September

Samsung is set to reveal the Samsung Gear smart watch at the same time in September as the Galaxy Note 3 -- beating both Apple's iWatch and the new …

Google buys 6.3 percent stake in Google Glass display manufacturer Himax

If the name "Himax" prompted you to shrug, then you're not alone, but it's the latest company to receive a cash injection from Eric Schmidt's checking account. The Taiwanese semiconductor firm is selling Google a 6.3 percent stake in Himax Display Technologies, a subsidiary that's most famous for …

Design your own iOS7 with amusing online tool …

As the site puts it, “every bloody designer on the planet has had a go, so you might as well try too.” This tongue-in-cheek interactive design tool lets you create your own take on iOS by selecting from a range of backgrounds, fonts, colors, corner shapes and shadows.<p>Here’s our own Seth Weintraub’s …

WSJ: Apple testing larger iPhone, iPad screens with suppliers

Rumors that Apple is looking to super-size its upcoming iPhone and iPad lineups are gathering steam, thanks to a recent report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. It cited Apple's suppliers in Asia, who said that Cupertino is testing a 12.9-inch iPad design and prototype iPhone screens larger than the …

Google Buys 6.3% Stake In Head-Mounted Display Manufacturer Himax

Google has invested in a subsidiary of Himax Technologies today to help fund the production and expansion of silicon chips and modules used in head-mounted displays such as Google Glass.<p>Google now holds a 6.3 percent stake in Himax Display Inc and has the option to make additional investments …