Jared Sawatzky

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Watch all these dogs run on their dog treadmills in their dog gym

Sometimes when you have a lot of dogs, they don't all get the exercise they need. Not these dogs though, they get to use these sweet dog treadmills …

Pets

Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable brand

Google has usurped Apple as the most valuable brand in the world after three years at the top, according to a new survey<p><b>Google</b> has been named ahead of <b>Apple</b> as the world's most valuable brand, according to a new survey.<p>Apple's brand value fell by 20pc in the past year to just under $148bn (£88bn), …

bRight Switch brings Android to the humble light switch

Is there no end to places where you can find Android? Not only is our favorite mobile operating system found in phones, tablets, media players and mini HDMI sticks, to name a few, but it is now coming to the humble light switch.<p>bRight switch is a crowd sourcing funded project, which just reached …

Jack in the Box Adds Beef Bacon Burger Patty

Jack in the Box, reinforcing its reputation for innovative menu items, today introduces the Bacon Insider, the first burger patty made with ground beef and bacon from a major burger chain.<p>The bacon's not just inside the patty. Nestled above and below the patty are half strips of hickory-smoked …

Google deal for Nest rockets penny stock

SAN FRANCISCO -- Investors apparently looking for a piece of the action on Google's purchase of Nest Labs piled onto penny stock Nestor, blasting the stock up 1,900% on Tuesday.<p>Providence, Rhode Island-based Nestor's 89-person company is in the business of automated traffic enforcement systems. But …

What is Android?

Android has evolved a lot over the years and has quickly become the dominant mobile platform across the globe. While most of us know exactly what Android is, and how to use it, there are still a number of folks that are new to Google’s mobile OS, finally ditching that old-school mobile phone or …

In 2013, Share Of U.S. Mac & iPad Sales Go Down, Chromebook & Android Sales Go Up

There’s good news and bad news for Apple. The good news is that the Cupertino-based company sells more tablets in America than anyone. The bad news …

Monsanto’s scary new scheme: Why does it really want all this data?

As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed<p>Imagine cows fed and milked entirely by robots. Or tomatoes that send an e-mail when they need more water. Or a farm where all the decisions about where to plant seeds, spray fertilizer …

Apple Patents Face Recognition Tech For Enhanced iPhone Privacy And Automated Controls

Apple has been issued a patent by the USPO today (via AppleInsider) that describes a system for using facial recognition and detection on a mobile or desktop computing device. This could work a lot like the Android face unlock option, which has been criticized before for its fallibility, but is …

Teradata's Scott Gnau Praises Hadoop (For the Right Reasons)

When sitting in sessions and talking to people in the halls at a big data conference like October’s Strata/Hadoop World in New York, you get the sense that skepticism seems outmoded and old-fashioned. It is not at all hard to find people who earnestly argue that Hadoop will take over the function …

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …

Bacon-scented dryer sheets are a great idea, right?

The funny thing about these bacon-scented dryer sheets—and wall dispenser!—is that some smart entrepreneur is probably making a real version of this …

Cyber Monday

The Real Reason Amazon Announced Delivery Drones Last Night

It might have something to do with $3 million in free advertising on Cyber Monday.<p>Last night, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos went on "60 Minutes" and announced that Amazon's R&D department is working on drones that can deliver packages within 30 minutes. He called the service Amazon Prime Air.<p>The thing is, …

Drones

How Michael Rubin Went From Bankrupt to Billionaire

7 min read<p>When Michael Rubin was 16, he built a 142-foot ski ramp made out of 45,000 pounds of ice so customers at his ski shop could test their gear. In August. In 98 degree weather.<p>“I believe there are two types of business people -- risky and rational,” the then 16-year-old Rubin told <i>Small</i> …

Hung Up

My week as an Amazon insider

The first item I see in Amazon's Swansea warehouse is a package of dog nappies. The second is a massive pink plastic dildo. The warehouse is 800,000 square feet, or, in what is Amazon's standard unit of measurement, the size of 11 football pitches (its Dunfermline warehouse, the UK's largest, is 14 …