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101 gadgets you can't live without: meet the ultimate in today's lifestyle tech

PreviousNext 1/102<p>Introduction<p>What follows is a list of the absolutely best gadgets that, here at T3, we feel will help you live a smarter, better …

Verizon's plan to create a data powerhouse to challenge Facebook and Google is fraught with challenges

Specifically, the company wants to rent reams of consumer data from major competitors like Sprint, T-Mobile, Vodafone and Telefonica that can be used for ad targeting.<p>Call it the Hulu of wireless data.<p>Besides the unusual competitive politics involved in such an undertaking (who's in charge? How are …

At Cannes, advertisers are still hunting for an alternative to Google and Facebook

Plus new attendees, two ways to look at live video and a Snapchat-branded Ferris wheel.<p>The biggest spenders and personalities from the advertising and media worlds descended on the French Riviera this past week for Cannes Lions, an extravagant week-long party full of elaborate dinners, exclusive …

Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build your own detector within the company’s intuitive, …

This chart shows how much more expensive 'brand-safe' video ads are versus YouTube videos

A growing number of global brands have pulled their advertising campaigns from YouTube over the past week after finding their ads had appeared next to extremist content.<p>Google, which owns YouTube, has vowed to tackle the issue by working on toughening up its policies, making its advertiser controls …

That time Facebook went too far

Facebook’s attempts to clone Snapchat know no limit.<p>The social networking giant is in the enviable position of owning a number of the world’s most used internet services and applications. Facebook the social network is closing in on two billion registered users — a level of global reach that is …

Brilliant Is An Alexa-Enabled Light Switch That Controls Your Smart Home

Remember when universal remote controls came out, and you couldn’t wait to trade in your coffee table full of smart home devices for a single …

Smart Homes

How Imran Khan swapped Wall Street for a huge role at Snapchat and earned $150 million in 2 years

That includes one unlikely addition: chief strategy officer Imran Khan.<p>Khan, only at Snap for about two years, has been granted $145 million worth of shares, the company said in a filing on February 2. Those shares will most likely be worth a lot more at the IPO price. <i>And</i> he was paid a $5 million …

Zuck's letter, while short on specifics, hints at how Facebook could make the world better

Found: Dream of Better Weather With These 5 Affordable Convertibles

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> We love scouring the internet for reasons to spend money we don’t have on cars we daydream about owning, and these are our picks this …

The Audi R8 Spyder: the ultimate supercar for winter drives?

When supercars are introduced to the world, it is with no shortage of glitz and hyperbole. Dry ice and dance music will be pumped out over an extravagant light show - usually preceded, and followed, by an evocative speech. It’s all good fun, of course, and no-one can deny these creations merit a …

Christmas Trees

Starbucks CEO's powerful open letter on Trump's Muslim ban

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has sent an open letter to staff pledging to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years in response to Donald Trump's …

The TV Ad Isn't Going Anywhere—It's Going Everywhere

You’re inching home alongside four lanes of fellow commuters when a digital billboard blinks to a video ad for the latest model of the car you’re …

Fake News

Hearst Magazines’ Content Chief Joanna Coles Pushes Snapchat and TV

Former ‘Cosmo’ editor forges ties with tech titans, seeking growth<p>When Cosmopolitan magazine editor Joanna Coles showed up at Snapchat’s California offices in the spring of 2015 to pitch a new digital venture, she quickly realized she’d left something important in the car: mock-ups meant to …

Advertising

Does The New Jamiroquai Song Pass The 200 MPH Lamborghini Test?

There’s a new Jamiroquai song out. It’s weird, which is typical, but can it pass the most important test? We’re speaking, of course, of the <i>Will This</i> …

How a Millennial Mindset Is Helping This 116-Year-Old Retailer

At a store in Vancouver, shoppers can get restaurant recommendations and sightseeing suggestions from a concierge. They can get a party-worthy …

Here's Elizabeth Warren's Big Gripe With the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

<i>Corrected – 10:05 a.m., 10/31/16</i><p>Elizabeth Warren says that Time Warner should be blocked from using Washington’s so-called revolving door to push …

Netflix has been secretly slowing down your videos for the past five years

Netflix Inc. has long framed itself as the good guy in the fight against Internet service providers — Chief Executive Reed Hastings has described his company as "big believers in the free and open Internet."<p>But the Los Gatos, Calif., company's stance on equal access apparently has its limits, …

These are 8 things Google looks for in a manager

The experiment didn't go down well and in the end failed. After only a few months, the engineering manager role was restored. It turns out that far from creating an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy, a good manager is actually key to a happy and productive team. Google's latest research, which they …

Here's a young Steve Jobs giving the best advice on hiring, success and failure

We dug up two videos that will maybe give you a glimpse of both his brilliance and his difficult sides (thanks to YouTube channel EverySteveJobsVideo).<p>In one video, he talks about Apple's fanatical hiring processes in the early days. At 1:56 you can see a shade of his difficult side when he says …

Hands On With Three iOS 9 Content Blockers: 1Blocker, Blockr And Crystal

Apple’s support for ad blockers on the new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, launching Wednesday, is poised to change how consumers interact with the web on mobile devices. Following the release, the Apple App Store will distribute applications that allow iPhone and iPad owners to …

Mobile Phone Size Evolution

Great data visualization of the Evolution of Mobile Phone Sizes on the Future Trends page from 3 Danmark!<p>Simple, easy to understand.<p>Infographic and …

This 20-year veteran of the ad tech industry explains why it's in such trouble now

As the CEO of an ad tech company, and with more than 20 years of experience working at tech companies both operationally and from the venture capital side, he's all too aware of the turbulence facing the ad tech industry right now:<p>There hasn't been an ad tech IPO in months. Ad tech stocks have …

YouTube Grew Watch Time 60 Percent Year-Over-Year – Variety

YouTube got a big shout-out during Google’s Q2 2015 earnings call Thursday, with Google’s new CFO Ruth Porat stating that the company has seen …

Tiffany Haddish

Virtual Reality's Wannabe Spielbergs Ink Oculus Deal (Exclusive)

Who can make dinosaurs look even better than they do in 3D? Felix & Paul Studios, which created 'Jurassic World: Apatosaurus' — and is at the helm of …

Famous Failures

Programmatic Video Takes a Bite Out of Budgets

Among US digital media buyers and suppliers polled by Integral Ad Science in December 2014, programmatic video ranked as the area that would …

Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

A new report released today shows the continued domination Netflix has on North American Internet traffic patterns. According to broadband networking company Sandvine, which periodically releases its findings on web usage, Netflix now accounts for 36.5 percent of downstream traffic on fixed …

TV Ratings: 11 Bizarre Stats From the 2014-15 Season

NBC's demo triumph over CBS was incremental, while a deep dive reveals it was not a season for growth overall.<p><i>This story first appeared in the June 5</i> …

Welcome To The TV [R]evolution - TV[R]EV

Whether you’re a binge watching superfan, network TV sales exec, a cord-never millennial snapchat star, or social TV analytics start-up CEO, this is …

TV