Gerardo De La Vega

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Convierte tu móvil en una Game Boy con este gadget

En Estados Unidos, el 1 de abril es un día especial las bromas. Muchas compañías tecnológicas aprovechan ese momento para presentar productos falsos …

Why Email Can’t Be Completely Private

When Lavabit — an email service that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden used — suspended service last week amid hints that it had …

Facebook is telling TV networks how many people chat about their shows

Facebook is trying to prove to major television networks that it's home to the best viewership data around — or at the very least, viewership data that's better than Twitter's. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Facebook is beginning to deliver reports to ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, and a small number of …

6 Flash Alternatives Beginners Should Always Keep in Mind

That pop-up flash on top of your camera can come in very handy, but if you’re a beginner, try giving these alternatives a shot to produce more …

Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It

The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.<p>The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away …

Apple Bought A Company That Could Help Save Your iPhone's Battery Life

TechCrunch first reported the news.<p>It's unclear how much Apple paid for LuxVue, but it has raised $43 million so far. TechCrunch says the LuxVue team will join Apple's hardware innovations division.<p>LuxVue makes LED displays that don't suck up a lot of power, which Apple could theoretically use to …

Groupon Goes After Costco And Sam’s Club With Groupon Basics, A Portal For Home Goods

Last year, Groupon’s CEO Eric Lefkovsky said that his ambition was to make the e-commerce company’s Goods business more like Costco, not Amazon. Today, the company is launching a new business called Groupon Basics — offering discounts on home goods to compete with warehouse-based bulk-buying clubs …

Why LinkedIn is morphing from a social network into an online newspaper

On May 5th, LinkedIn will celebrate its 11th birthday. It announced last month that 300 million people had signed up for the professional social network. This evening, LinkedIn will report earnings for first quarter of this year, which analysts expect to surpass the company’s own guidance.<p>Despite …

Mobile Devices

Snapchat now does video chat and IM, with self-destruct still included

Snapchat, the photo messaging app beloved of cheeky monkeys everywhere, has just undergone a major transformation. Self-destructing messages are still at the core of what it does, but the iOS and Android apps are being updated today to also handle instant messaging and live video chats -- just …

Google is making it hard to cheat on your spouse in Japan

Ashley Madison founder cries foul over Google AdWords restrictions<p><i>Noel Biderman, Ashley Madison CEO, in Tokyo last month.</i><p>"Women of this generation — this Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, ‘I'm in a sex tape' kind of generation — they're not going to behave like their moms. They're not going to tolerate …

Having High-Tech Gadgets Is a Career-Booster, Says Study

Always using the latest high-tech gadget is one way to boost your image at work, new research suggests.<p>Indeed, business professionals who want to be …

Latest iPhone 6 renderings show rear antenna cutouts

Take this with a pinch of iSalt, perhaps, but a new set of alleged iPhone 6 renderings have surfaced online.<p>Hailing from the Ukrainian website UkrainianiPhone, they confirm a lot of what we’re already expecting — including the relocated sleep/wake button (moved to the side to make it more easily …

Will Netflix numbers confirm cable cutting?

April 21, 2014 | 4:44 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/21/tech/will-netflix-numbers-confirm-cable-cutting/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

This 3mm-thick connector will let you Snap things onto your phone

People buy cases mainly to protect their precious phones, but very few offer functional versatility, and you're often forced to give them up when you upgrade. Well, that may no longer be a problem thanks to a new minimalistic solution dubbed Snap. This attachment system starts off with a circular, …

Flickr Shows it Could Still Be the Best Photo-Sharing Platform

While I was studying photography in college, Flickr was the best place to store, organize and share photos. Almost everyone with a DSLR used it, poring over photosets and meticulously crafted albums.<p>As smartphones grew in popularity, casual and professional photographers alike adopted …

#Love: I’m Single, Therefore I Tinder

In the game of Tinder, you win or you get bored and give up. That is pretty much standard operating procedure for anyone with a smartphone and a libido.<p>But what if you’re bad at Tinder?<p>Naturally, I can’t solve all your problems. But experts from across the country, as well as Tinder’s own Sean Rad, …

This Is What The Next iPad Air's Screen Will Look Like, According To A Leaked Photo

The leaked image, which was published by Dutch blog onemorething.nl and spotted by Apple Insider, shows a front panel design with the LCD and cover glass assembled as a single unit. This means that the LCD screen and the glass that is used to protect it may be integrated into one panel, which would …

These Guys Met On Craigslist And 2 Years Later Their Startup Raised $37 Million And Is Threatening Amazon

Well, unbeknownst to them, these three guys were part of the controversy. Their company, DigitalOcean, runs the cloud service that hosts Beyoncé's website. But they didn't know about her album plans until they saw the traffic go crazy on their cloud that day.<p>"We had no idea," co-founder and CEO Ben …

Apple, Samsung, others commit to anti-theft tools for smartphones

Many of the world's top phone manufacturers, including Apple and Samsung, announced that they have committed to include basic anti-theft tools for smartphones made after July 2015 for sale in the U.S.<p>Google, Microsoft, Nokia, HTC and several others joined Apple and Samsung in the voluntary …

Windows Phone

LinkedIn's Mobile March Continues With New SlideShare App

The newest addition to LinkedIn's growing collection of mobile apps is here: one for SlideShare, the company it bought for $119 in 2012.<p>This is the …

Infants Are Unable To Play With Building Blocks Because They're Too Addicted To iPads

The children know how to use the devices, but they barely know how to play with actual toys.<p>"I have spoken to a number of nursery teachers who have concerns over the increasing numbers of young pupils who can swipe a screen but have little or no manipulative skills to play with building blocks or …

Facebook Will Be “Unbundling The Big Blue App” Through Its Creative Labs

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sat down with The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo to discuss Facebook and its future, and much of the discussion centered on Creative Labs, the new internal initiative at Facebook that’s playing more with products outside the core social networking site, or spun out …

Google buys solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospace

Technology companies are expanding beyond the Net and taking to the skies -- literally, with solar-powered drones that will beam broadband Internet access to the developing world, which houses growing numbers of newly minted Web users these companies want desperately to get their hands on.<p>Facebook …

Report: Facebook Planning E-Money Service in Ireland

Facebook is moving closer to becoming more of a checkbook, at least according to one report.<p>The <i>Financial Times</i> reports that Facebook is "weeks away" …

Survey finds teens still tiring of Facebook, prefer Instagram

Internet analysts at Piper Jaffray have both good news and bad news for the world's largest social network: Teens continue to lose interest in Facebook but are showing an increasing appetite for Instagram, a Facebook property.<p>The mixed-bag news comes from the investment bank and asset management …

Social Media

Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be big in mobile. Meet Aviate

"There's no other interface you touch more in your life than the home screen of your phone."<p>Mark Daiss, co-founder, Aviate<p>"We hope to make Aviate a central part of our Android-based experiences in 2014 (and beyond)."<p>Adam Cahan, SVP of mobile and emerging products, Yahoo

Mingleton Is Tinder For Strangers In The Room With You

A startup called Mingleton is introducing a new mobile dating application that uses iBeacon technology to help you connect only with people you can see around you, or, as one of the founders puts it, it’s like Tinder “for the people in your immediate vicinity.” The app doesn’t actually require …

Refresh Makes You Smarter At Meetings

Do you remember the party scene in “The Devil Wears Prada,” when Emily Blunt’s character is whispering the names of party guests to Meryl Streep’s character, briefing her on who everyone is as she meets them?<p>Refresh, a product that aims to keep you as prepared as possible for your next encounter, …

Thinking of Ways to Market Your Photography? Try These for Starters

If you aspire to any substantial degree of success as a professional photographer, you’re going to have to make money. In order to make money, you …