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10 things you can do with your old Android phone

Smartphones could be the fastest growing technology we’ve ever seen. More than one in seven people worldwide currently own a smartphone. Some of us have already upgraded our smartphones several times over the years. The technology just keeps advancing and the top manufacturers are adept at …

Alarm Clock Reboot wakes you up gradually and stylishly

Snoozing is great, but oversleeping isn’t. That’s why Alarm Clock Reboot approaches rousing you from your slumber in a different way. Instead of waking you up when you tell it to, it starts the process with a series of smaller alarms spread out before your wake time. You tell it when you want to …

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 …

Google+ Hangouts Goes Enterprise With VidyoH2O

Google+ Hangouts have proven to be a useful tool for anyone wishing to sidestep Skype and video-call with individuals or groups. But for businesses looking to hook things up via their existing voice and video tools, well, things haven’t been so rosy.<p>Today, however, Vidyo (see previous coverage) …

Google poised to shake up airline ticket biz, Ryanair CEO says

Could Google's next project be to revolutionize the way people buy their airline tickets?<p>That's what Michael O'Leary, chief executive of discount airline Ryanair, said in an interview with the Independent.<p>O'Leary said he is working with Google on a plan to change how consumers buy their airline …

NSA surveillance does little to prevent terrorism, says think-tank report

Is NSA surveillance really necessary to defend against terrorist attacks? It's been a common claim by the agency's defenders as the programs come under scrutiny, but a report released today by the New America Foundation casts doubt on that logic. The report examines how NSA surveillance functioned …

Galaxy S5 specs purportedly confirmed: “2K” display, 16MP camera, metal and plastic versions

Never one to do things small, Samsung looks like it is really planning to push the envelope with the Galaxy S5. SamMobile claims to have information …

Netflix: ISP Performance Up in December Except in US, Mexico

Every month, Netflix updates its ISP Speed Index to show how each provider fared in the preceding month. The rankings rarely change, especially in the US where Google Fiber is always first. For December, however, a little tidbit stood out: “Performance was up in all countries, except the US and …

Billboard: Digital music sales decrease for the first time ever, vinyl continues to grow

It was inevitable: After years of highs and then a plateau, digital music sales saw their first decrease in 2013. Last year, digital song purchases dropped almost six percent according to a <i>Billboard</i> report, while digital album sales dropped 0.1 percent. Compact discs continued their downward spiral …

Why It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Facebook Strategy

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you noticed anything different about your Facebook posts lately?<p>I know I have, and so too have a bunch of big brands and small business owners that I've been talking to. They're all actually quite frustrated with it.<p>They're …

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Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Apple Likes To Say Its Products Have The Best Displays; It Can Stop

While Apple likes to make a point that specs don’t make a product, it has been at the forefront of bringing better and better screens to customers in recent years, raising the bar for the entire industry in the process. The most important step came in 2010, when Apple introduced the iPhone 4 and …

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Adobe dabbling with iPad app to rival PowerPoint

Adobe Systems, in an apparent effort to tap into the computer industry's move to mobile devices, is involved with a tablet software project called Ginger to help people create compelling presentations and sales pitches.<p>"A great story, well told, can change the world, but showing a great story is …

21 Awesome Features Missing from the New iPhone

The new iPhones with iOS7 are packed, nay <i>packed</i> with amazing new features, colors, camera abilities, software doodads, and more. They're nothing short of miraculous hunks of modern tech gloriousness. But they're also, shockingly, missing a few key features we'd really like to see in future models. …

Asus tipped to debut new PadFone Infinity, a tablet powered by a phone

So if you had to choose between buying a phone and a tablet, which would you take? Most would opt for the phone, I suspect, simply because it’s more …

Apple TV updated with Vevo, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Weather Channel, Smithsonian apps

Today, Apple has issued an over-the-air update to the Apple TV that brings several new content apps. Notably, in line with expectations, an app for the Vevo Music Video service has arrived. Also new are Disney Channel and Disney XD apps.<p>With Apple’s deep partnership with Disney, it is about time …

Samsung announces the Hennessy, a dual-screen, quad-core Android flip phone

When you think of smartphones, the image of a sleek, minimalist slab is probably what comes to mind. But how about a flip phone? Now there’s a form …

CyanogenMod 10.2 (Android 4.3) nightlies rolling out now

CyanogenMod fans, rejoice. The team behind the Cid mascot has been hard at work to release the first CM ROMs based on the newly launched Android 4.3. As usual, it looks like CyanogenMod is far ahead of OEMs when it comes to delivering timely updates.<p>A few hours ago, the CM team announced in a …