Gregory Willoughby

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Apple's new Lightning spec allows for smarter, better-sounding headphones

When Apple first unveiled its Lightning connector, there was a debate about whether or not it was needed at all: what can this proprietary tech do that standard micro-USB can't? Well, it looks like we're going to find out soon. Sources for <i>9to5 Mac</i> understand that Apple has published a new …

15 Legendary Hotels Around the World

As much as we love new, hip boutique hotels, there's something to be said for the grandes dames of the world: Raffles Singapore, The Plaza in New …

Winston Churchill

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

Microsoft launches low-cost Office 365 Personal subscription service

Microsoft originally launched its subscription version of Office back in September 2012, but the company is announcing a new cheaper option for individuals today. Office 365 Personal is a $6.99-per-month (or $69.99 a year) subscription service that provides access to the Office 2013 applications …

One World Trade Center

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

Batteries

Messaging app UppTalk becomes a carrier, launching with $15 mobile plans

UppTalk only brought its cloud-based mobile messaging and voice app to U.S. consumers in December, but on Wednesday it announced plans to become a …

The Travel Tech of the Future

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>It’s no secret: Technology is changing the way we explore the world, and our relationship with it.<p>Here’s <i>Traveler</i> magazine’s take on ten new developments that are making it easier for travelers to see more of our extraordinary planet, with a softer ecological impact:<p><b>1. Liquid</b> …

Do Travel Companies Underestimate Us? (POLL)

Richard Barnes wishes he hadn't rented the car.<p>The vehicle, which he reserved for on a business trip in Atlanta, was absolutely fine. It's what happened afterwards that makes his blood boil.<p>Barnes picked up the vehicle at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He drove it to the Hyatt in …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

Cameras

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Atlantic City Struggles To Measure Its Image Problem

Atlantic City has an image problem, those charged with marketing the resort have long said, citing public perceptions that the resort is past its …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

The Best Holiday Crawl in NYC

Every once in awhile my husband, Andy, and I make an effort to step out of our routines and remember why we chose to live in this chaotic, wonderful uproar of a city–and this month seemed like a good time to take advantage of one of the most festive places in the world.<p>When the city puts on its …

Okay, Google, you officially beat Siri

<i>Marcio Cyrillo is the director of marketing at CI&T.</i><p>Over a year and a half ago I was beyond excited with Siri and the possibilities Apple could explore with it. I wrote this article and argued that Siri took a more personal approach to digital personal assistants and thus could engage and learn …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Qualcomm Toq aims to give smartwatches a shot in the arm

<b>Qualcomm has released a smartwatch that it says can last days between recharges despite the fact its touchscreen display is always on.</b><p>The US company says the "limited edition" Toq is designed to showcase its new technologies rather than compete with its other products.<p>Qualcomm is best known for …

5 Stupidest Things Americans Do Overseas

<i>Photo Courtesy of Steers. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Don't get us wrong: We're darn proud to be Americans, and we don't mind saying so -- whether we're here at our New York City headquarters or standing on foreign soil. But unfortunately, we've all seen the embarrassing …

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Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …

Android Flashlight-App Developer Settles FTC Privacy Complaint

The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that GoldenShores Technologies, maker of the Brightest Flashlight Free app for Android, had settled an …

Privacy

3 Ways Instagram Is Turning Into a Twitter and Pinterest-Killer

A big shift is underway for Instagram as the photo and video-sharing network is still discovering all of the possible roles it plays for users and businesses, and works out its monetization strategy. Kevin Systrom was quoted in a TechCrunch piece recently, outlining some of the ways that Instagram …

Mobile keyboards: Know when to fold 'em

While software keyboards continue to improve and speech recognition becomes a more viable option where it does not create social stigma, text input remains a key challenge for mobile devices. Larger tablets -- generally 8 inches and larger -- can accommodate a keyboard tucked away in a folio …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Decorate With Mirrors: Beautiful Ideas For Home

Alright, admit it. You have a certain fascination with mirrors. There is something magical about a pristine reflection of yourself, your house and …

Ky.'s unlikely health care heartthrob

For anxious national Democrats who have pined for a white knight in the health care reform debate, Steve Beshear is starting to look like the one they’ve been waiting for – implausible as that development may be.<p>Amid a torrent of negative national headlines about the Affordable Care Act, the …