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Ford Bets on the Digital Car - MIT Technology Review

About a decade ago, Doug VanDagens, a senior executive at Ford Motor Company, raised his hand at a board meeting and asked a fundamental strategy …

First Round Of Xbox One Vs. PS4 Goes To Microsoft

Microsoft revealed its new console, the Xbox One, today, and the console race is officially on. It’s not close to finished, but both Sony and Microsoft have had a chance to give us a first look at their new consoles, and I’m handing this first round to Microsoft. Neither company exactly blew it out …

Researchers Say They Can Hack Your iPhone With A Malicious Charger

Careful what you put between your iPhone and a power outlet: That helpful stranger’s charger may be injecting your device with more than mere electrons.<p>At the upcoming Black Hat security conference in late July, three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to show off a …

Yahoo! and AOL Back On Top! Time To Party Like It's 1999!

With its imminent acquisition of Tumblr, and a snazzy new iPhone app, Yahoo! seems to be on a run. Here’s an interesting chart from Statista that shows how investing in the original internet portal a year ago stacks up against the Facebook IPO and other major tech stocks. It is worth noting, of …

From KC To DC In A Car Powered By Tweets

On Friday afternoon, a group of high school students from Kansas City left on a road trip to Washington, D.C. Nothing unusual there.<p>What is unusual is that they’re making a trip in a car they built themselves. What’s even more unusual is that it’s an electric car. More unusual still? It’s powered …

Google Ventures Funds Big-Data Discovery App That Tracks What Your Friends Like

Local social discovery apps. It’s a mouthful, and sounds horribly cliche, but plenty of app developers have been trying to crack the puzzle of creating a service that helps you choose what to do with your free time. There’s smart calendar apps like Tempo and discovery services like EasyDo. But a …

Google's Susan Wojcicki: The Most Powerful Woman In Advertising

If you Google “Susan Wojcicki,” the search-giant’s SVP of Advertising, you’ll see that one of tech’s most influential leaders keeps a markedly low profile, one focused more on how to monetize that search than what appears when querying her name. Just ranked by Forbes as the 30th most powerful woman …

Forget Google Glass, I Want A Google Car

Google Glass may be cool. But a Google car? Now we’re talking. Most car companies of today can be compared to the PC hardware manufacturers. The fixed costs of manufacturing, price sensitivities and lack of differentiators have decimated the best. We know the fate of most of the PC Hardware players …

Microsoft Shares Rise After Reports Of Restructuring Plans, Slashed Tablet Prices

Microsoft shares this morning rallied after separate reports detailed changes in the tech giant’s strategies, including a possible corporate restructuring and lowered prices on its tablet computers.<p>Hoping to create a more streamlined operation, CEO Steve Ballmer is mulling a way to reorganize …

Apple Loop: Cook Says Apple is Still Cool, Woz Says Pay Up On Taxes, SFers Say Store Design All Wet

Keeping you in the loop on some of the things that happened around Apple this week.<p><b>Game changers</b>. CEO Tim Cook, speaking at the AllThingsD conference this week, said Apple is still cool and is “absolutely not” in trouble despite a “frustrating” slide in its stock price, which has lost a third of …

No! Not Another "Tech" Blog!

I had an interaction with my friend and fellow blogger, Femi Bankole, yesterday morning. He wanted to know if Mobility would be a part of a survey of …

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Apple, betrayed by its own law firm

Lawyer-turned-"troll" started planning patent suit six days after iPhone launch.<p>When a company called FlatWorld Interactives LLC filed suit against …

Mars-bound astronauts will print food & tools, NASA says

NASA will transport 3D printers to space so astronauts can print tools — and potentially even food.<p>NASA’s chief administrator Charles Bolden discussed the role of 3D printers during a recent press tour of the Ames Research Center. According to <i>ComputerWorld,</i> Bolden believes the technology could be …

Mo's Best Mobile Internet Service Providers - May 2013

I keep getting requests from mobile subscribers who want to know which is the best mobile internet service provider in the country. If there ever was …

Attention, Frequent Fliers: New Websites Help Travelers Get Compensation From Airlines

In just the 9 months since it launched, German website refund.me says it has already processed passenger claims for airline compensation from 122 airlines for passengers in more than 50 countries spanning 5 continents. Competitor EUClaim.com just reached the milestone of €10 million euros in …

BRCK - your backup generator for the internet

<i>We're proud to support TED Fellows Erik Hersman and Juliana Rotich as they transform the way the world goes online. BRCK will bring reliable internet</i> …

5 Reasons Professionals Are Switching From SEO to Content Marketing

When you’re looking to acquire search engine traffic and get valuable links back to your site, responding by beefing up SEO might feel like the right …

How Halsey Minor Blew Tech Fortune on Way to Bankruptcy

How do you sell the technology company you founded for $1.8 billion and five years later file for personal bankruptcy? For Halsey Minor, it may have …

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Five Best Exercise Headphones

The best headphones for sitting at your computer or in your home listening to music may not be the best headphones to put in your ears while you're …

Big Brother Nigeria - The Surveillance Edition

I’m not referring to the DStv franchise.<p>Big brother Nigeria in this context refers to something much darker. To a government that has decided that it …

Surveillance

What Do Toyota And Mercedes See In Tesla? A Bit Of Themselves

Tesla Motors‘meteoric rise (in the stock market, at least) has captured the world’s imagination, perhaps none more so than the executives at Toyota Motor and Daimler AG, two giant automakers that have an especially keen interest in the start-up’s success.<p>Both companies invested early in Tesla, long …

Mister Mo's TECNO Q1 review [updated]

The TECNO Q1 is An android smartphone that packs a hardware QWERTY keyboard. Naturally, it is expected that only users who are interested in a …

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