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Google Designs Low-Cost Degree On Building Startups, Gives Business Schools Competition

(Ferenstein Wire) – Next on Google's to-do list: teach everyone how to build a tech startup. The search giant recently announced a partnership with online course provider, Udacity, for a 4-month long curriculum on how to build, monetize and manage their very own business. All of the courses …

Startups

VersaKeyboard: ‘The First Disappearing iPad Keyboard’

I’m not that frequent a user of iPad keyboard cases, but I have to say this one looks great. It’s called the <b>VersaKeyboard</b> and it’s touted as ‘the first disappearing iPad keyboard’.<p>If it’s even near as good as the promo video then it’s going to be a heck of a good iPad keyboard case. I’m also …

PlayStation Now will stream PS3 games to Android tablets and smartphones in the future

Sony at CES 2014 unveiled a new PlayStation-related service, one that many users may enjoy in the future, without actually having to purchase a PlayStation console.<p>Dubbed PlayStation Now, the service will rely on Gaikai cloud gaming technology to stream PS3 games to a variety of devices including …

Gameplay

Samsung Is Still Crushing Apple In Smartphone Market Share

Samsung has 32% of the global smartphone market, followed by Apple, which has 12%, according to the latest research report from Gartner.<p>While Samsung's market share has remained flat over the last year, Apple has lost a bit. Apple had 14% of the global smartphone market for the same quarter in 2012.<p>…

Mobile

Reasons for — and against — buying a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Insert wrist ... and enjoy.<p>Smartwatches are going to surge, at least for a while. Companies like Samsung, which build them simply because they can, may eventually make some interesting wrist-top devices. But the first-generation Galaxy Gear now hitting the market isn't going to mesmerize anyone …

Smartwatches

BlackBerry Scraps Bid to Find Buyer, Replaces CEO Thorsten Heins, Gets $1 Billion Investment

BlackBerry is giving up its effort to sell itself to a large investor, and will replace CEO Thorsten Heins, the company said on Monday.<p>The company …

BlackBerry

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

Urbee 2, the 3D-Printed Car That Will Drive Across the Country

It may look like a bean, but the hybrid car Urbee 2 can get hundreds of miles to the gallon—and it's made mostly via 3D printing. In two years, it could become the first such vehicle to drive across the United States.<p><b>In early 1903, physician and car enthusiast</b> Horatio Nelson Jackson accepted a $50 …

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2-inch tablet to go into production this year, report says

Samsung’s FCC-confirmed 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet is said to hit production by the end of 2013, although a release date is not yet in sight.<p>The news comes from Taiwanese website <i>DigiTimes</i>, and it’s based on “Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” although the publication is not always right with its …

Galaxy Note

Samsung W2014 brings the power of Snapdragon 800 in a clamshell design

It’s 2013 and for most of us, the flip-phone has become nothing more than a relic of the past. In select parts of Asia things are quite different, however.<p>Particularly in China, Samsung-made Android-powered clamshell devices have actually done quite well in recent years. This success even led …

Phones

4 Sound Solutions Take Listeners to Bluetooth and Beyond

Bluetooth speakers continue to arrive fast and furiously. And they come in all shapes and sizes, designed for use on the desk, in the shower, or tucked up under an old stereo system breathing new life into old components.<p>This round-up features four different solutions, ranging from the diminutive …

Audiophile

Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Android 4.3 update begins rolling out

Samsung skipped the Galaxy S3 from the Android 4.2 update, leaving the handset on the aging Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, first announced in June 2012. But that will change soon, as promised. Following the Galaxy S4, Samsung has begun pushing out the Android 4.3 update to the Galaxy S3, bringing a slew …

Android News

iPad Air, in the House

I picked up a new iPad Air this morning, after a surprising non-line sort of affair at my local Apple store.<p>I’ve only just got home with it a couple hours ago and I always like to setup as a new iPad, rather than restoring from a backup, with a brand new iPad – so I’ve got a lot of setup and apps …

The One (very) Disappointing Part of the iPad Air Spec: RAM

I posted about the highlights of the full tech specs for the iPad Air a couple of days back. There are some very impressive specs – none more so than the powerful new 64-bit A7 chip. I also mentioned at that time that the one important spec detail we didn’t yet know, and that Apple is never very …

Apparently Nobody Lines Up for the iPad Anymore

Looks like I didn’t get the memo in time. The one informing me that nobody lines up for the iPad anymore.<p>Well, to be fair, some folks still do – but judging by my friendly local Apple Store at a mall near my house the numbers are much, much lower than for any other iPad launch. How much lower? …

Android 4.4 KitKat unofficially arrives to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

After all the rumors and speculation, Android 4.4 KitKat finally was unveiled on Thursday with a promised update coming to most Nexus devices within weeks. For Galaxy Nexus owners, it was also revealed that the older Nexus handset wouldn’t be getting its hands on KitKat through an official …

Android News

Nick Foles ties NFL record with 7 TDs as Eagles roll

OAKLAND — Nick Foles said he has thrown seven touchdown passes in a game before, which tied a team and NFL record. But it wasn't on an actual field, in an actual game.<p>"Only in a video game," Foles said with a laugh.<p>Foles' performance in the Philadelphia Eagles' shockingly easy 49-20 win over the …

A loss for Apple: iOS veteran Henri Lamiraux steps down

Henri Lamiraux, Apple’s top Vice President of Engineering for the iOS iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, has left the company, according to a report from 9to5mac.com.<p>Lamiraux had worked at the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant for over 20 years, so his departure comes as a shock to the …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

Electric velocipede adds tech touches to olde-tyme bike

Twirl your handlebar mustache and hop on the Concept 1865, a 19th-century bike reimagined with modern plastics and an electric drive.<p>I'm so excited about the Concept 1865 electric velocipede I might have to lie down on my Victorian fainting couch for a moment. OK, better now...<p>For those who haven't …

Running Shoes

Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world

Can a low-end Android phone be any good? For Mountain View, a billion users are at stake<p><i>"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai</i><p>At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

Google Earth

NFL Week 9 in Pictures

The crazy backstory on the man that sold 15 cars on Craigslist for $25k

A man who lives in Miami recently posted a Craigslist ad containing 15 cars for $25,000, and he somehow managed to sell the whole collection to a Los Angeles-based buyer, according to <i>Hooniverse</i>. The sale list included vehicles by Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Lotus, Alfa Romeo and BMW, spanning 14 model …