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Smarty Ring Sends Smartphone Updates to Your Finger

One ring to rule them all — or at least manage all of your incoming smartphone alerts.<p>That's the idea behind Smarty Ring, a Bluetooth-enabled …

Top 10 Tech This Week: Smart Rings and Bluetooth Gramophones

Top Ten Tech 12.15.2013<p>1. Eye-Fi Mobi Cards Can Now Transfer Directly to a Windows PC<p>2. Smarty Ring Sends Smartphone Updates to Your Finger<p>3. Google …

Code.org Lets You Program Your Own Game Of Flappy Bird

Code.org is putting the incredible popularity of Flappy Bird to good use. It just released a new initiative to help young people (or whoever, really) learn how to code by building their own customized version of the absurdly simple yet highly addicting game.<p>You don’t have to know anything about …

Game Development

Inside Japan’s Bitcoin Heist

A former Mt. Gox employee says incompetent management and faulty accounting—not virtual robbers—are the real culprits in the missing …

Seven warning signs your identity may have been stolen

You can’t run and you can’t hide. Data breaches are the new normal and the problem is likely to get worse as hackers get even better at breaking and entering.<p>“Every company, no matter how good their security team and no matter how strong their security technology, has something valuable these …

Identity Theft

Prince Alwaleed And The Curious Case Of Kingdom Holding Stock

Any reporter who shows an interest in Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia can expect at some point to get a little gift from His Royal Highness. A driver will courier over a thick, tall green leather satchel, embossed with the oasis palm logo and name of Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding Co., …

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Car Salesman Confidential: Beware These 2 Dirty Tricks

Bad actors aren't the rule, but they exist<p>Most of the people you meet in car sales are honest, decent people just trying to make a living. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any crooks out there. Bad guys are sprinkled throughout the world of sales like raisins in oatmeal-cookie batter. And, to mix …

Selling

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Elon Musk

Even as Stock Soars, a Not-So-Glamorous Magazine Close-Up of Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

The many splashy photos of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer are there, as are the complimentary pull-quotes (“She’s … single-handedly transformed the culture …

Silicon Valley

The Rise and Fall of BlackBerry: An Oral History

<i>In 1984, Mike Lazaridis, an engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and Douglas Fregin, an engineering student at the University of</i> …

The fast-approaching end of the jumbo jet era

With its sale of composite, fuel-efficient A350 jets to Japan Airlines this week, Airbus entered a market that Boeing has, until now, controlled. It …

Aviation

An Economic Avalanche Is Coming

Last week, we didn't get scheduled releases on construction spending, factory orders, or employment. Next week, we may not get releases on trade, job openings, wholesale inventories, import prices, inflation (PPI), retail sales, and business inventories.<p>The data produced by the private sector …

Economy

The best business apps for iPhone

If you run a small or medium-sized business then you will be amazed by just how much usage you can get out of your iPhone. There are many fantastic …

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

Dawn of a revolution

<i>Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who attended Harvard, returns to campus this weekend for a question-and-answer session as part of the launch of The</i> …

25 Inspirational Quotes By The Highest Performing CEO’s

Inspiration can come to us from a number of different sources, in a variety of different forms. Inspiration can be vital to us. It is what makes our …

A Handy Guide to Deleting Digital Accounts

If you’ve ever tried deleting a bunch of your Web accounts, I probably don’t have to tell you that it’s a huge pain.<p>Some attempts require searching …

Internet

Microsoft investors want Ford's Mulally as the next CEO

With longtime Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer having announced his plans to retire, everyone is hungry to find out who his successor will be. And while early rumors pointed to outgoing Nokia CEO (and longtime Microsoft exec) Stephen Elop, some prominent voices are pushing for the company to hire …

4 Things You Should Never Ask too Early - Car Salesman Confidential

One day I was standing outside the showroom when a small, approximately 10-year-old coupe came skidding around the corner at high speed and screeched to a halt directly in front of me. The driver, who was about 40 years old, long-haired, bearded, and wearing sunglasses, jumped out and did a little …

Customers

From “Can We Talk?” to a Coffee-Table Mishap — The Inside Story of Microsoft’s Nokia Deal

SARI GUSTAFSSON/AFP/Getty Images<br>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa shake on the $7 billion deal.<p><i>“Can we talk?”</i><p>That’s what …

Meet Human, A Beautiful Fitness Tracking App To Help You Effortlessly Stay Healthy

Human is a newcomer in the crowded fitness space, but its take is different. Instead of being a stat-heavy activity app like RunKeeper or a life tracker gadget like Withings, Fitbit or Jawbone, Human is a passive iOS app designed to help you stay healthy. The goal is to move for 30 minutes every …

AppoLearning For iPad Helps Parents & Teachers Find The Educational Apps Worth Buying

With an ever-expanding selection of apps on the market making educational claims, parents today have a tough time deciding which apps are worth their investment. Earlier this year, app search and discovery portal Appolicious launched a new resource called appoLearning to specifically address this …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

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The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

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Use This Simple ‘Drop Test’ to See if Your Batteries Are Juiced

Even though most camera bodies these days use some sort of Lithium-ion battery, chances are there’s still some gear in your bag that still runs off …