Ben Schwartz

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The Art of the Branded Video

Marketers can become obsessed with video view counts and completion rates — and for good reason. Videos are expensive and time-intensive to create, …

Smart Power Strip Lets You Control Appliances Remotely

With its built-in Wi-Fi, the Smart Power Strip allows users to remotely control their plugged-in home appliances via a smartphone app. From the iOS …

2013's Top Winners and Losers in Tech

Winners in Tech of 2013<p>Twitter<p>Google<p>PlayStation and Xbox<p>Apple<p>HootSuite<p>Netflix<p>Nokia and Microsoft<p>Tumblr<p>Snapchat<p>2013 was a year of tech comebacks — …

Barnes & Noble

Facebook's Unfollow Button Replaces 'Hide All' in News Feed

Just because you are Facebook friends with your old lab partner from high school doesn't mean you want to see his posts each day in your News …

Pinterest

What Do Instagram Advertisers Actually Get for Their Money?

It's been about a month since Instagram users have been subjected to ads in their feeds, and the photogenic world somehow hasn’t ended. In fact, the …

Listen to Spotify's Top Songs of 2013

Spotify, which has 24 million monthly active users and 6 million paying subscribers, just revealed its annual recap of the year's most-streamed …

New Music

Heads up, Amazon! UPS is also testing drone delivery

Amazon isn’t the only company gearing up to deliver packages using drones.<p>UPS has also been testing uses for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), reports …

Drones

A tale of two Twitter hoaxes

Because no one can stay off their Internet over the holidays, this weekend America was captivated by not one but two highly entertaining …

Internet

Browse Kickstarter and IndieGoGo simultaneously with FunderCloud

If you’ve read our weekly <i>Awesome tech you can’t buy yet</i> column, you’re well aware that we’re huge fans of crowdfunding here at DT. Simple …

Crowd Funding

VOD apps cower in the shadow of Netflix and Hulu

The numbers are in and the people have spoken: give us free or subscription-based online streaming services, and keep your video-on-demand (VOD) apps.<p>…

Televisions

The 5 hottest Android phones of 2013 square off in our side-by-side spec comparison

We know mobile phone users are an opinionated bunch and can argue iOS vs. Android until their faces turn blue. (Trust us, we read the comments.) But …

Phones