Andrew Zimmers

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Random House's app is a small victory for the industry

A couple of years ago, Amazon ignited the ire of independent booksellers when it launched its Price Check app, which allowed users to compare prices …

Google unveils its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gallery/2013/jun/16/google-project-loon-wi-fi-balloons-pictures<p>720<p>Google is releasing 30 hi-tech balloons in a …

NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it?

Computer programmers believe they know how to build cryptographic systems that are impossible for anyone, even the U.S. government, to crack. So why can the NSA read your e-mail?<p>Last week, leaks revealed that the Web sites most people use every day are sharing users' private information with the …

Your Arduino Is In My Android Device! UDOO Mixes It Up With An All-In-One Solution

For most beginning hardware hackers, Arduino is hard and Linux/Android is easy. The folks at UDOO, a Kickstarter project that ends tonight, aim to solve that by mixing the best of both worlds. The UDOO device contains an ARM processor (dual or quad core) as well as an Arduino microprocessor. This …

Chris Anderson calls for consortium to develop a standardized UAV platform

"If you're in this room, you're the best of the best," Chris Anderson addressed the audience with his customary flair for the dramatic. Complimentary, sure, but not without merit -- the former <i>Wired</i> editor-in-chief was speaking to a classroom full of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) developers, a …

After Picking Up ExactTarget, Salesforce Buys Enterprise Business Intelligence And Analytics Startup EdgeSpring

Salesforce is on a bit of an acquisition spree this week. After purchasing marketing software company ExactTarget for $2.5 billion, the sales SaaS giant has announced the purchase of EdgeSpring, an enterprise business intelligence and analytics startup.<p>Though financial terms of the deal were not …

MOGA launching new Power Series controllers, charges phone as you play

Back in April, MOGA released its PowerA Pro Android gaming control, promising an improved experience over their previous generation controller. Now the company has announced they are back at it again, with plans to launch a new generation of MOGA Power Series controllers at E3.<p>So what’s new? The …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony reportedly creating 'Google Edition' Xperia Z, following Samsung and HTC

Samsung's stock-Android Galaxy S4 was announced at Google I/O and HTC's stock One was unveiled at the D11 conference, but apparently those two companies won't be the only ones to offer flagship phones without custom skins. <i>AndroidGeeks</i> has reported (with <i>Android Central</i> confirming) that the Sony …

Android Users Spend Significantly Less Time On Apps

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile industry news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers.</i><p><b>Three Reasons Why iOS Owners Use Their Devices More (ReadWrite)</b><br>The Flurry report also posits three …

Mobile

Google bans Glass from shareholder meeting

In an ironic twist, Google has decided to ban Glass from their annual shareholders meeting. Like so many bars and other establishments ahead of them, Google fears Glass may be a bit too invasive. If they were hoping to avoid controversy in Mountain View with regard to Glass, they failed.<p>To be fair, …

Android News

Mad Catz announces Project Mojo Android gaming console, will go on sale later this year

The Ouya console may not have been all that everyone had hoped for, but that's not stopping other companies from getting in on the game: peripheral designer Mad Catz has its own Android-based gaming console it's calling Project Mojo. Aesthetically, it's a small black slab with an HDMI output and …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …