Chuck Blevins

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Mobile is the 'first screen' for half of 18-34s

The research from Weve, Vodafone, O2 and EE's joint mobile marketing network, found that 46 per cent of 18- to 34-year-olds said mobile was their …

Can we just shut up about cloud already?

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Jennifer Moo<p>Ah, remember the good old days of cloud washing? That’s when vendors attached “cloud” to …

iPhone 5s sensors providing inaccurate readings for some

There are always a few teething problems, usually limited to a relatively small number of devices, when a product first launches. Past iPhone releases have been no exception, and for Apple’s latest iPhone launch it appears some users are experiencing issues related to the iPhone 5s’s sensors. We’ve …

Adobe Hacked, 2.9 Million Customer Accounts Compromised

Adobe today announced that hackers have managed to obtain information on approximately 2.9 million of its customers that have downloaded its software, including customer IDs, encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted credit/debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information on …

Why Did Apple Buy Cue? Because Google Now Eats Siri’s Lunch

Apple has acquired the ‘smart assistant’ company Cue, for over $40M. Why? Because Google is absolutely murdering Apple when it comes to the utility of Google Now.<p>Apple is likely to use the acquisition, or its talent, to bolster the offerings of its Today section with additional signals curated from …

Do-Not-Track on the Ropes as Ad Industry Ditches W3C

The ad industry's privacy group just may have sounded the death knell for the worldwide Do Not Track initiative. The Digital Advertising Alliance …

Privacy

Stop feeding dead content to phantom news consumers

<i>Linda, 19, is dyslexic and, therefore, prefers communicating via Snapchat. She also likes graffiti and cooking.</i><p><i>Dieter, 28, owns all the latest tech</i> …

Mobile - DGiT

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus get the (PRODUCT)RED treatment<p>Derrek Leigh4 days ago<p>This time with black bezels instead of white!<p>Tinder Loops lets you show your …

Study: Mobile news "snacking" is up sharply, but tablets are the killer news devices

People are turning to their mobile devices to read news more than ever before, but they’re spending less time in news apps on each visit, according …

Apple Faces Hurdles Attracting First-Time Smartphone Buyers

While Apple does extremely well in the global and domestic smartphone markets, they aren’t doing as well among first-time smartphone buyers as one …

Three takeaways from the IDC's smartphone market report

The IDC has released its quarterly report on the smartphone market, quantifying the technological horse race in which companies like Samsung, Apple, …

Emotion-Sniffing Is The Next Bizarre Trick Your Phone Is Learning

The MoodScope system is a two-parter, with a smartphone acting as a data-collection device and a cloud-based model. Since we take our smartphones …

Apps

Newsosaur: Smartphones are so 2012, so what’s next? – Editor & Publisher

By: Alan D. Mutter<p>With more than half of the population packing smartphones and tablet penetration not far behind, it’s time to start thinking …

If Bruce Schneier ran the NSA, he’d ask a basic question: “Does it do any good?” | Ars Technica

Ars asks a tech and legal all-star team how to fix America's security state.<p>For the last two months, we’ve all watched the news about the National …

Chinese Hacking Team Caught Taking Over Decoy Water Plant - MIT Technology Review

A Chinese hacking group accused this February of being tied to the Chinese army was caught last December infiltrating a decoy water control system …

Cybersecurity

RebelMouse Gets $10.25 Million in Funding

RebelMouse, a site that lets people create their own social-media dashboards, said it received $10.25 million in an early round of venture funding.<p>RebelMouse lets people combine their social feeds like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn into one stream of Pinterest-like tiles. Users can add other feeds …

Rockmelt: Now here's a product Yahoo could actually use

I don't know what else we can really say about the shot of adrenaline to the heart of the startup world that is Yahoo's rapid fire acquisition …

Why we're suddenly drowning in calendar apps

Calendars haven't grabbed this many headlines since the Mayans' doomsday prediction came, went, and faded back into irrelevance. It seems like we …

Quimps, Plewds, And Grawlixes: The Secret Language Of Comic Strips

You’ve probably never heard of a blurgit or a swalloop or a grawlix or an agitron, but you see them every day in your newspaper’s comics section. Here’s a primer on the secret language of comic symbols.<p>When you think about it, the real world doesn’t have much to do with your favorite newspaper’s …

To This Day

The New York Times is building a new TimesMachine » Nieman Journalism Lab

The New York Times is trying to make TimesMachine, its online archive, a little more context-friendly. The new prototype for TimesMachine — which only features six archival issues of the Times at the moment — lets readers zoom, click, and scroll through the Times of the past. Every advertisement, …

How a Pentagon Boondoggle is Putting Soldiers in Danger

In July 2011, an army combat team known as the Arctic Wolves moved into the Kandahar district of Panjwai, where the Taliban was born and where Osama …

Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Adds Reality Check To Remodeling Dreams, Launches Cost Database For Renovation Projects

If you need a bout of house envy, there’s no better place to go than Houzz, the increasingly popular platform for finding ideas for your home remodeling projects and the professional that can realize them. Today, however, the service is adding a bit of a reality check to these dreams. The company, …

Gigaom | Gallup poll says TV is first for news, the internet is second, print a distant third

Advertisement<p>The broadcasting industry may be in the throes of disruption due to cord-cutting and other emerging trends, but television is still the …

How the touch screen revolution is impacting UX

The introduction of Windows 8 saw a massive overhaul of the Windows user interface in line with the Windows Phone interface in order to be more …

Tell-all telephone | Data Protection | Digital | ZEIT ONLINE

Mobile phones are tracking devices that reveal much about our lives. One look at our interactive map of data provided by the Green party politician …

Betrayed by our own data

Mobile phones are tracking devices that reveal much about our lives. One look at our interactive map of data provided by the Green party politician …

GlassTesla Lets You Drive Your Tesla With Google Glass

The Google Glass project has certainly experienced its fair share of developments recently, but there is still more to come – it seems that Google …

Foursquare now lets you ‘visit’ NYC locales from over 100 years ago

Last week, social-location service Foursquare launched Time Machine — maybe the coolest thing it has ever done with check-ins.<p>Now Foursquare is taking its users farther back in time than their recent check-ins by making checking in to New York City locations a trip to the past. Foursquare has …

iOS 7

Earlier this week, Apple announced and previewed iOS 7. As widely expected, it sports a new interface aesthetic characterised by strong, simple …

Ubuntu phone OS has eight carriers signed on to boost development | Ars Technica

Carrier list may put Ubuntu on phones throughout the world.<p>Canonical has formed a "Carrier Advisory Group" of eight mobile operators who will …