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Apple once again speculated to be the first trillion dollar company — here's why

In a nutshell, Galloway thinks Apple is going to transition into a luxury goods company much like Burberry, Michael Kors and Estee Lauder are today. …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

Wearable Technology: Its Past, Present, and Future (Infographic)

While we may think of Wearable Technology as a recent development, in truth, it’s been around since the 17th century. I remember my first LED digital …

Can You Spot The Hidden Apple HQ In HBO’s Silicon Valley?

HBO’s new comedy <i>Silicon Valley</i> has been the toast of TV the past two weeks with its irreverent satirization of life inside the exorbitant tech startup scene.<p>Not everyone in the valley is a fan of the show with its Square-toting strippers, amped-up nerd stereotypes and creepy angel investors, but …

Get A Course That Will Have You Coding In No Time [Deals]

The best online courses are the ones that provide you with all the dirty little details. This <b>HTML5 Crash Course</b> starts with the first principles of HTML and builds your skills as you go through to the end.<p>Let’s be honest, you’ve come up with a stellar idea but have had no where to take it. So do it …

China’s FunPlus raises a huge round of $74M to build a global gaming company

FunPlus, a relatively unknown Chinese publisher of mobile games, has raised $74 million in a new round of funding. That’s a huge funding round for a game company, and the deal is part of an effort to create a global mobile gaming company that excels in free-to-play titles.<p>The money comes from …

Nitrous.IO raises $6.65M, claims your sluggish development team should work in the cloud

Nitrous.IO says efficient developers should work in the cloud. Lead investor Bessemer Venture Partners agrees — to the tune of $6.65 million.<p>Formerly called Action.io, Nitrous.IO offers development teams a series of tools, including cloud-based coding environments and a Web-based code editor …

12 Ways to Get Your Business Dev and Tech Teams on the Same Page

Here’s a problem I bet every non-technical founder has experienced: the communication gap between what the biz dev team wants and what the tech team thinks they want, and vice versa. It’s disruptive, and for founders, very frustrating to watch.<p>The thing is, everyone is actually working toward the …

How Apple is Exploiting Android’s Weakness

Google's Android OS is Apple's biggest competitor in the mobile world thanks to a major strength, its open and free-wheeling nature. While Google’s …

Google Announces An Online Data Interpretation Class For The General Public

Google has launched its own Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to teach the general public how to understand surveys, research, and data. Called “Making Sense of Data” and running from March 18 to April 4, the course will be open to the public and, like most MOOCs, will be taught through a series of …

It’s Safe To Swim With Your iPod Thanks To Underwater Audio’s Magic Coating [Review]

How many times have you had to replace an iPod because you dropped it in water? Almost all of us have suffered the agony of liquid damaged devices at least once — but this is something you never have to worry about if you buy your iPod shuffle from Underwater Audio.<p><b>iPod shuffle</b> by Underwater Audio</b> …

Redesigned iPad Stand Looks More Like A Kitchen Utensil

Kitchen Utensil. Mobile Office. Study Stand.<p>Sure, those don’t all go together, but Twelve South’s new iPad Air and iPad mini stand looks like nothing you’ve seen before. It might as well find a place in a kitchen drawer, next to all the Pampered Chef gizmos you’ve got in there.<p>This new iPad stand — …

3 lessons in big data from the Ford Motor Company

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>“Big data” means many things to the Ford Motor Company, which has ones and zeros piling up everywhere it looks. There’s data …

What’s the best way to fund the internet of things?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / sushiina<p>When it comes to smart cities and the internet of things, everyone asks, “Where is the money?” I have …

Take Better Photos With The Ultimate iPhone Photographer’s Lens Kit [Deals]

Apple revolutionized your iPhone’s camera with the introduction of the 5S, but now you can unlock its full potential with what’s being offered through this Cult of Mac Deals.<p>With <b>The Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit</b>, smartphone photography has never been this versatile. This package arms you with six …

Finding Popular Conversations on Facebook

By Chris Struhar, Engineering Manager<p>Facebook is a space where people from all over the world gather every day to share their thoughts and …

Facebook trending topics feature added

Topics will be tailored to individual users<p>In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook will add trending topics to its website to let users know what …

Bond’s Skylon to achieve dream of single-stage-to-orbit vehicle

While still years away from flying, the Skylon may revolutionize how humanity soars to space in the 2020s. Credit: Reaction Engines<p>In the UK’s …

Best activity tracker apps for iPhone: Moves, Runtastic, Argus, and more!

The best activity tracker apps for iPhone that help you count steps, track calories, and get in shape. No accessories required!<p>Activity tracker apps …

Ten of the best GoPro videos

It's billed as the world's most versatile camera, designed to capture places and angles video has never seen before - here are our pick of the top ten GoPro videos on the net<p><b>This article first appeared in January 2014 but has been re-published to coincide with the interview with Nick Woodman in</b> …

With Christmas Over, Apple And Samsung Get Back In The Ring [Report]

Having taken the holidays off (in Samsung’s case to nurse its wounds), Apple and Samsung are back to patent negotiations.<p>According to an article which appeared Sunday in <i>The Korea Times</i>, the two companies have resumed their patent battle — with officials at the Fair Trade Commission saying the …

European Spacecraft To Land On Comet In 2014 - Animation

ESA's Rosetta spacecraft will deploy its Philae lander to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in Nov. 2014. Its expected to deliver for several …

Year In Review: The Best Freakin’ Mac Games Of 2013

There are still a ton of us who game on our Macs. If you’re one of those folks, you’ll know how great a platform the Mac can be. While there may not be as overwhelming an amount of games on Apple’s fantastic computer platform, the ones that are there are of high quality.<p>And? There are a ton more …

The Micro Drone 2.0 With An Aerial Camera: Fly And Spy In The Sky [Deals]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a flippin’ quadrocopter… with an aerial camera! It’s the <b>Micro Drone 2.0</b> <i>with</i> an aerial cam so you can capture video from the sky.<p>This crazy maneuvering remote-controlled Micro Drone 2.0 can do it all! You can literally throw it into the air like a frisbee, upside down …

The Biggest Apple Stories Of 2013 [Year In Review]

2013 was an enormous year for Apple. Yes, there were hyped keynotes galore, fabulous new products, record breaking sales, and much, much more. But 2013 was about more than just hardware for Apple Inc. During Tim Cook’s second full-year reigning over Apple we saw the CEO really settle into his role …

Nikkei: Sony and Panasonic will end OLED TV partnership to focus on 4K

A partnership formed last year that was supposed to take advantage of Panasonic's printing tech production capabilities and Sony's OLED tech smarts has ended, according to a report from the <i>Nikkei</i>. The pair were reportedly unable to create panels that were durable or cost effective enough, and have …

You Can Learn HTML5 And JavaScript With Ease [Deals]

We’re getting to the season where we start to think about taking on new challenges, and this <b>Cult of Mac Deals</b> offer will help those who want to tackle learning two of the most popular programmnig languages out there.<p>In this course – suitable for beginners, enhtusiasts, or even professionals – …