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Apple's Forgotten Cofounder Is Auctioning Off A Collection Of Early Documents — For Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

Wayne, now 80, was one of three people to sign Apple Computer's original founding contract in 1976.<p>Although he was given a 10% share in the fledgling company at the time, he sold it for $800 not long after.<p>Wayne decided to sell his stock because he was burned by past business failures and he didn't …

Apple II

Blablacar Sizes Up a City-to-City Ridesharing Empire

The other aspect of the problem is that Blablacar “is not a taxi service,” and drivers themselves define pick-up and drop-off places in the cities they pass. This means that passengers rely on public transportation networks to cover the first and last miles, which works fine in European cities but …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

LG's Pocket Photo 2 can handle your selfie prints in 60 seconds (hands-on)

From time to time, you snap a picture while on the go that deserves a bit more than just social media posting. For those <i>more elegant</i> snapshots, LG's Pocket Photo 2 can output 30 photos before needing to recharge and refill the requisite paper. We took one for a spin at CES in order to observe the …

Researchers develop tiny windmills that can power your gadgets (video)

Portable solar chargers aren't so out of the ordinary anymore, but minuscule windmills that can charge your phones? Now, those are something new. A couple of UT Arlington researchers, Smitha Rao and J.C. Chiao, have developed wind turbines so small (they measure 1.8mm at their widest), you can …

5 apps to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Let these apps help you find a New Year's goal, then motivate you to keep at it.<p>Lose weight, stop smoking, save for a new house, organize your life: Your resolutions are set, and you have every intention of keeping them -- at least until life gets in the way. Don't give up on your goals before …

Apps

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Flowchart: How not to design a "woman’s" tech product | Ars Technica

Three traps to avoid so you don't make a stereotypical, sexist product.<p>The poorly thought-out tech product for women hardly needs an introduction. …

Would Elon Musk Sell Tesla To GM Or Ford In PayPal Redux?

Tesla has been on a remarkable run this year, with the stock up nearly 360% as the company rolled out its award-winning Model S to thousands of new customers. But perhaps that means it’s a perfect time to sell out to an established player like Ford or GM.<p>That’s what Yra Harris of Praxis Trading …

Wearable tech: If it benefits you, it benefits retailers

<i>Giovanni DeMeo is vice president of Global Marketing and Analytics at</i> <i>Interactions.</i><br>Wearable technology is not only changing the way in which we interact with technology, it’s also providing retailers with benefits they never thought possible.<p>To best explain, let me guide you through a hypothetical …

In the Buff: Tech firm posts employee salaries for the public

Salary can be a touchy subject. Asking how much someone makes is usually off limits. Entire businesses are dedicated to projecting how much money a particular position might command.<p>At least one company has made a move to squash the taboo all together. Buffer, an app that manages social network …

Beyond Ballmer: meet Microsoft’s top CEO candidates

Microsoft is on the verge of massive change. CEO Steve Ballmer has announced his retirement, and the software giant doesn’t have an immediate replacement waiting in the wings. After 38 years with just two CEOs, the company is searching for its perfect match — someone to move software out of …

Can Korea’s new culture of business creativity rival Silicon Valley?

<i>It may be time to say goodbye to a well-trodden cliche. Young entrepreneurs are proving that Korea can do more than copy. The number of tech startups has surged by 80 per cent since 2011. The number of accelerators went from one to more than 50. Here marketing consultant Mario Gamper, who has</i> …

IBM acquires Aspera with an eye on big data…or not

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>According to Derrick Harris, “IBM on Thursday announced plans to acquire Aspera, a startup whose protocol technology is used …

For No Apparent Reason Twitter's Stock Has Gone Bananas

Merry Christmas to Twitter's shareholders!<p>On a half day of trading for Christmas Eve, Twitter's stock went nuts, soaring 8.4% to $69.96.<p>We have no idea why Twitter's stock is going bananas, but it's been on a ridiculous tear since December 2, as you can see in the chart below from Yahoo Finance.<p>For …

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Samsung to release follow-up smartwatch “Galaxy Band” for fitness tracking in early 2014

I wouldn’t call the Galaxy Gear a success by any means, but the smartwatch revolution has officially begun. They’ll get better and better with time, …

Researchers report security flaw in Samsung's Galaxy S4

An Israeli security team says a vulnerability in Samsung's Knox security platform enables malicious software to track e-mails and record data communications.<p>Here's some Grinchy news for those of you who put Samsung's Galaxy S4 on your holiday wish list: Israeli researchers have identified a …

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