Chris Borrell

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Restaurant noise levels are climbing. Here’s how to fight back. - Vox

“I can’t hear you.”<p>When the Line Hotel opened in Washington, DC, last December, the cocktail bars, gourmet coffee shops, and restaurants that fill its cavernous lobby drew a lot of buzz. Housed in a century-old church, the space was also reputedly beautiful.<p>My first visit in February confirmed that …

Dining Rooms

Instagram is the 'best platform for brands' in 2013, beating out Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.<p>“With increases in fan/follower engagement nearly three times that of other networks studied, …

Kickstarter Loves This Camera That Lets You Take Street View-Like Panoramic Photos

Anyone who’s ever seen a Google Street View car has noticed the orb camera hoisted on top of the vehicle. Though such technology has been used primarily in mapping, one company is hoping to bring it to consumers. Roughly the size of a baseball, the Bublcam is capable of shooting panoramic photos …

Panoramic Photography

‘Battlefield 4’ glitches take toll on Electronic Arts

An overview shows the Electronic Arts EA exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 fair in Cologne, Aug. 21. Ina Fassbender<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Video game publisher Electronic Arts said on Thursday it halted development on upcoming projects of its "Battlefield 4" game to fix technical problems that have …

Electronic Arts

Nikon puts Polaroid's terrible mirrorless camera out of its misery

Ruled to have infringed Nikon patent, company voluntarily pulls the plug<p>Introduced at CES in January, the Polaroid iM1836 promised a lot: it was Android-powered, had interchangeable lenses, and carried a brand many of us still associate with fun and effortless photography. Unfortunately, it was …

Verizon quietly expands LTE capacity and speeds in select cities

To stay in front of the LTE pack, Verizon purchased $3.6 billion worth of spectrum from a cable consortium last year, then sold off a bunch of its own to gain FCC approval. The fruit of that labor is now arriving in force, as Big Red has quietly turned on the new Band 4 frequencies in the …

Apple officially confirms three-quarters of iDevices now running iOS 7

A few days after Fiksu showed how much better iOS is than Android when it comes to allowing older devices to upgrade to to the latest operating system, and most analytics companies were reporting iOS 7 penetration of around three-quarters of devices, Apple has updated its developer site to show …

iPhone 5S ship time now down to 1 to 3 days

Consumers who order the iPhone 5S through Apple's online store now face a wait of just one to three business days before the device ships.<p>The latest shipping estimate is good for virtually all models and sizes of the new iPhone, Wi-Fi-only as well as Wi-Fi+Cellular. Only the recently released …

iPhone

Timing is everything: 'Gran Turismo 6' goes up against new consoles, new expectations

It's a good time for racing games. This holiday season sees the release of the two biggest console racing sims around: <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i> is the latest entry in a franchise that debuted on the original Xbox, while Sony’s <i>Gran Turismo 6</i> follows in the lineage of some of the greatest racing sims ever …

Apple Stores now using iBeacon tracking for app-enhanced personal shopping

While shopping online often means your whims are creepily tracked, at least there's respite in brick-and-mortar retail, right? Actually, following tests at a New York outlet, Apple has just rolled out iBeacon technology that can shadow your every move in all 254 of its US stores -- if you want it …