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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shares thoughts on corporate culture, decision-making and failure

It may not be Warren Buffett's eagerly anticipated letter to shareholders, but Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos' annual investor missive has become known for offering its own yearly insights into how he runs the online retail giant.<p>Two years ago, for instance, Bezos shared in his letter that …

Corporate Culture

Are the Galaxy S7's in-box headphones worth your time?

Aside from HTC's phones that launched during the now-defunct partnership with Beats, even high-end phones have historically come with a pretty crappy …

Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher

Like so many organizations these days, Autodesk is a company in transition. It was until recently a traditional boxed software company selling licenses. Today, it’s moving to a subscription model. Yet its own business model disruption is only part of the story. As a company steeped in the …

How to reduce your Android or iPhone data usage

It's a familiar feeling when you get a text from your phone provider saying you've nearly run out of data for the month. Depending on what sort of mobile phone contract you're on, if you don't keep an eye on the amount of data you're using you can find yourself landed with a hefty bill.<p>Here's 10 …

Android News

Barnes and Noble farms out some Nook tech services

The slow retirement of the Barnes and Noble e-reader continues. After shedding its deal with Microsoft (and closing services outside of the UK and US), the bookseller is looking to save money by outsourcing dev support and cloud services to Bahwan CyberTek -- which specializes in such things. It's …

Use your smartwatch as a camera remote for your phone - Android customization

Are you following along our Android Wear projects on our Android customization series? We took a look at IF and DO from IFTTT, but it’s time to get into some more basic stuff, like using your smartwatch as a camera remote for your Android phone or tablet.<p>The idea today is pretty simple, as are the …

The PS4's new update sneaks in 4TB drive support and more

Yes, yes, you can now play your PS4 on your PC or Mac. However, the latest update also resurrects old features, adds new ones, and does plenty more if you have no remote interest on depending on your internet connection to play PlayStation at work. First up, your newest PlayStation will now support …

PlayStation

Huawei tries to cram a Bluetooth headset into a fitness tracker once again

While Huawei's ambitious new P9 flagship phone attempts to "reinvent smartphone photography," Huawei hasn't forgotten about its oft-maligned wearable TalkBand line. The all-new TalkBand B3 keeps the gimmick of its predecessor: the wristband's screen / brain pops out and works as a Bluetooth …

900M monthly users strong, Facebook Messenger gets codes, usernames, and links to help you connect with anyone

Facebook Messenger was once a simple private messaging feature within the main Facebook app. But in 2014, the company made the unpopular move of chiseling Messenger out from the main experience, meaning that friends required two separate apps. Then, at its F8 developer conference last year, the …

Facebook will announce chatbot and live chat APIs at F8

Chatbots could replace 1-800 numbers, and Facebook wants them on Messenger. But most businesses don’t have the resources or technical skills to build chatbots themselves. That’s why Facebook is currently providing developers with API tools to build chatbots and Live Chat web plug-ins for business …

Apple Watch Beats Original iPhone and iPad in Customer Satisfaction Among Early Adopters

While some critics within the tech media have heavily scrutinized the Apple Watch since its launch, new survey data shared by <i>Techpinions</i> suggests that the true mass market sentiment toward the wrist-worn device is overwhelmingly positive. In particular, the survey found that traditionally …

Moto Hint gets a surprise second-gen update

Motorola has an event coming up on July 28, but ahead of that it has already released an update to its Moto Hint headset. The second generation Moto …

The time has come: Pebble Time hits retail

Kickstarter backers have had their fun, now it’s time for the rest of the world. Pebble has just announced the availability, today and next month, of …

Wearable Tech

LG Tribute 2 Launched On Sprint

Mobile carrier Sprint has announced the launch of a new LG smartphone the LG Tribute 2, the handset will also launch on Virgin Mobile as the LG …

Incipio OffGrid Battery Case Allows Users to Get Expandable Storage on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are one of the best smartphones available in the market today. Both these devices offer top-of-the-line specifications, …

New Porsche 911 GT Spotted At The Nurburgring

Porsche are working on a new facelift version of their Porsche 911, the current model is the 991 and now the 991.2 has be spotted at the …

Shpericam 2 shoots 4K video from all angles, works with Oculus

Quickly moving toward a fully funded goal of $150,000 on Kickstarter, the Shpericam 2 is a spherical device that captures 4K, Ultra HD video over 360 …

Videography

UK Muslims decry move to host Prophet Muhammad exhibit

Muslim organisations in the UK have condemned a move by an anti-Sharia campaign group to host an exhibition featuring cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in London in September.<p>Azad Ali, chair of the Muslim Safety Forum based in London, told Al Jazeera on Friday the proposed "Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit" by …

Will Your Next Smartwatch Be a Casio?

We don't have many details about Casio's smartwatch, other than it'll likely arrive around March 2016.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

Here’s How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10

After some general market confusion and bad headline writing, Microsoft this morning detailed how it will roll out Windows 10 to testers, consumers, and large-scale customers.<p>First, scale: Microsoft said in its blog post this morning that there are now 5 million Windows Insiders, up from 3.7 …

Wear This: Eli Ankutse from JOSHUA’S Magazine

Each week, we turn to one of our favorite style bloggers or men’s fashion insiders to put together a solid outfit.<p>Moncler Four Pocket Field Jacket – …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus detail rundown

Leaks aplenty have lent themselves to the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. This device is the next in a line of devices that come …

i10 Aims To Be The Last iOS Charging Cable You Will Ever Need (video)

i10 Accessories has created a new Lightning cable called the i10 Power Series that has been designed to be the last iOS charging cable you will ever …

Scanner Pro 6 adds ability to scan documents in your photo library, 50% off for “limited period”

Readdle has just updated Scanner Pro to version 6, making it even easier to use your iPhone or iPad to scan documents. Improved edge-detection means that it continues to automatically align documents within the camera frame, and a Scan Radar feature intelligently analyzes your photo library to find …

Three OnePlus Two variants spotted at Bluetooth SIG

The OnePlus Two is on its way, but the company hasn’t teased all of the details yet. But we now have reason to suspect that the handset will arrive in three different variants, as three model numbers have just passed through Bluetooth SIG yesterday.<p>Unfortunately, no information about the three …

iPhone 6s likely to receive major camera upgrades both front and back

Rumors that the iPhone 6s will receive a new 12-megapixel camera with 4K video recording got a boost today — thanks to a document allegedly leaked by a Foxconn employee.<p>The document also suggests that the iPhone 6s’ front-facing camera will receive a massive upgrade from the 1.2-megapixel sensor …

Brazil's Rousseff tops off U.S. tour with Silicon Valley visit | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff capped off her U.S. tour on Wednesday with a visit to Silicon Valley, where she met with top technology executives and took a ride in Google Inc’s self-driving car.<p>Rousseff used her visit to strengthen ties with U.S. technology companies …

Casio is finally making a smartwatch

Casio, the Japanese maker of the classic digital timepiece, is taking a giant leap into the future with the announcement of its first official …

Wikipedia is fighting a crazy new European law

In Europe, an exception in copyright law allows people to make and use photographs of public spaces without restriction.<p>Called the ‘Freedom of Panorama,’ the provision allows Wikipedia to use imagery of public places across Europe for free while still protecting the artist’s rights.<p>The organization …