Jesús Veliz

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The internet of trashcans is here and it’s more awesome than it sounds

In an unnamed city in Asia, AGT, a Swiss security firm, has teamed up with Cisco to install internet-connected sensors in trash bins. The idea is simple: the city knows when bins are full or empty, so it can plan more efficient routes for trash collectors and their trucks. Save enough on fuel and …

Grown-Up Men Take More Selfies Than Grown-Up Women

A new study measuring how people take selfies found that women take more selfies than men—but only to a point. After the proverbial hill, it reverses, with men over age 40 snapping more selfies than women over age 40.<p>Surprised? I was.<p>I just assumed selfie-ing was always more of a female thing, …

Dattch, The Dating App For Gay Women, Launches in San Francisco

Aimed exclusively at lesbians, bisexual and/or bi-curious women, the Dattch dating app ought to be a shoo-in for the large San Francisco market. So it’s no surprise that the startup – after raising money and honing its product in London – has now launched in the California city. You can download it …

Sólo los Braves pueden tener entre sus filas a un robot vaquero forajido :)

Película de Superman y Batman para 2015 en camino

Según leemos en Los Angeles Times, Warner Bros tendría entre manos una <b>película de Superman y Batman</b> para 2015. Serviría como continuación de Man Of …

Aaron Swartz's Secret Service files to be released in small victory for transparency

Following months of delays, the public will finally have access to the Secret Service's records on Aaron Swartz, the activist and hacker who tragically committed suicide amid a lawsuit regarding bulk downloads from the JSTOR academic database. The Secret Service has fought to withhold the files …

BlackBerry fires head of US sales as it reportedly plans another round of job cuts

BlackBerry's comeback effort is reportedly hitting yet another setback. Richard Piasentin, the embattled smartphone maker's US managing director, has been fired and, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> a large number of layoffs are being planned as well. Piasentin's departure and the <i>Journal</i> report …

Eric Schmidt has a Moto X and he's using it right now

Being Google's executive chairman has its perks<p>Google chairman Eric Schmidt took part in the annual Allen & Co. business conference yesterday — and took the time to show off Motorola's latest hardware. Italian site Corriere.it has posted photos showing Schmidt placing a call and generally playing …

Audio pioneer Amar G. Bose, creator of Bose speakers, dies

Audio tech pioneer Amar G. Bose, founder of the high-end audio equipment company that bears his name, died today at age 83, according to statements from the Bose Corporation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. No cause of death was immediately given. Dr. Bose founded the Bose Corporation …

YouTube's massive Los Angeles studio helps creators make better videos, for free

There's no doubt that Google has been focused on making YouTube more than just a source for home-made, user-generated videos. Over the last few years, YouTube launched original channels aimed at distributing professional-caliber video across a wide variety of subjects, and the company added paid …

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Sony se adelanta a Google y lanza su app de localización, my Xperia

Sony presentó ayer <b>my Xperia</b>, una aplicación para localizar sus dispositivos. A estas alturas no resulta algo especialmente novedoso, pero sí …

Immersion, averigua que sabe PRISM de ti

Durante la semana pasada se ha hablado mucho de todo lo que se puede saber de uno gracias al <b>PRISM</b>, pero pocos sabemos realmente que tanto saben de …

Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

Jolla, the Finnish company that hopes to make big things out of the also-ran MeeGo operating system, is about to have a new leader — little more than …

Special cut of 'Iron Man 3' for Chinese market to have extra footage

When moviegoers in US and China head to theaters on May 3rd to see the premiere of Marvel's <i>Iron Man 3,</i> they won’t be sitting down to watch the same movie. Marvel Studios announced that it collaborated with Chinese media and entertainment company DMG on the Chinese elements in the film, on top of …

The Harlem Shake and the corporate interests that fueled it

When the Harlem Shake exploded into a cultural phenomenon earlier this year, many saw it as yet another meme that spontaneously, and organically caught fire. But in a recent piece for <i>Quartz</i>, Kevin Ashton argues that the nonsensical dance trend was spurred not by amateurs, but by explicit corporate …

Total Bitcoin value passes $1 billion

The combined value of all Bitcoins in circulation surpassed $1 billion this Thursday, as the exchange rate for each individual unit of the encrypted digital currency rose above $92. The milestone comes as the total number of Bitcoins nears 11 million and represents a huge jump from the record value …

Five Zombie Photography Projects Full of Life (In Honor of the Walking Dead's Mid Season Premiere Feb 10th)

Lots of us here at the Phoblographer are fans of the Walking Dead, as are many of you, and we’re totally stoked about the new episode coming on AMC …

North Korea stops 3G data service one month after rollout

Last month's revelation that North Korea would start offering a tourist-only 3G data service was hailed as a sign that the isolated nation may be loosening its grip on the internet, and even more so when it turned out that the access would be uncensored. Unfortunately, though, it appears that the …

A Sirious matter: Apple hit with patent lawsuit in China while media bay for blood

Apple is appearing in a Shanghai court today to face China’s Zhi Zhen Internet Technology, which says that Apple’s dulcet-toned voice interface violates its patent. Zhizhen started developing the Xiao i—or “small i”—robot, a “voice-activated personal assistant”, in 2003 and was granted a patent in …

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Film festival uses Instagram to create flip book trailers

A novel attempt at advertisement is let down by its popularity<p>Days after Fox used Vine to advertise its upcoming <i>Wolverine</i> movie, the Toronto Silent Film Festival has taken to another new-media platform to promote its upcoming event. The festival has set up three Instagram accounts, which each …

BlackBerry’s Android Bet Is Paying Off

BlackBerry’s App World now touts 100,000 BB10 applications. An impressive number for a platform just months old. But out of those 100,000 applications, roughly 20% are Android apps, simply ported over rather than being coded specifically for BlackBerry 10.<p>This is a win for BlackBerry. It’s a big …