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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Speech app review: learn from a pro

Introduction<p>If there is one person in history who is known for being able to move people through words it's Martin Luther King Jr. With that said, …

EyeLock Myris is a USB eye scanner offering security that's unique to you

When it comes to unique passcodes, it doesn't get much more secure that an eye scan. Thanks to EyeLock's Myris, you'll be able to create super complex passwords that you won't have to remember -- using a USB-powered add-on to authenticate your identity instead. Myris is about the size of a makeup …

Augmented Reality Is Almost Everywhere

There is less difference between our work and home devices, our tablets and our mobile phones. They are not meant for “work” or for the “home.” We just use them wherever we are. The idea of a balance or even the concept of an enterprise hardware manufacturer seems quaint.<p>The difference, really, is …

Samsung’s Newest Ad Is Pretty Much The Worst

Worried that none of their recent commercials would take home that coveted “Worst Ad Of The Year” trophy, Samsung has swooped in with one hell of a last minute entry.<p>It’s like Samsung wanted to give us all a Christmas present. But instead of giving us socks, or candy, or a puppy, Samsung gave …

EA says freemium model is most popular amongst gamers

Electronic Arts’ <i>Real Racing 3</i> was the first time that the series had gone to a freemium model, with in-app purchases being the money-maker for the …

Electronic Arts

Skype users talk about 2 billion minutes a day

Skype has just announced that its users have broken another milestone today. As of today, Skype says that all of its users use a total of 2 billion …

Apps

CHART OF THE DAY: Turns Out People Aren't Actually Getting Bored With Facebook

There is, and probably always will be, a story floating the ether that Facebook is getting smoked by up and coming rivals like SnapChat, Whatsapp, or Twitter.<p>While those services are certainly popular, they're not hurting Facebook, according to comScore data analyzed by J.P. Morgan analyst Doug …

Book-Burning Disruption Starts In High School

The days of students leafing through test-prep material are almost a thing of the past. So says BenchPrep, a Chicago-based company that moves such material from the pages of the Princeton Review to the screens of mobile devices and laptops.<p>The company is in the middle of a pilot program that puts …

Facebook: Equality Meme Draws 2.7 Million Supporters for Marriage Equality

Some 2.7 million users changed their profile pictures to support marriage equality. By Marlow Stern.<p>At around 1 p.m. ET on Monday, the Human Rights …

Where Have All The Physical QWERTYs Gone?

It’s approaching three years since I emailed and got a reply from the late Steve Jobs. The topic of my caffeine-fueled missive that sunny day in June 2010 was the industry’s move towards touch-based interfaces and, specifically, Apple’s one-size-fits-all approach regarding the iPhone’s lack of a …

Dell Outlines The Death Of The PC

The era where the PC is dominant in IT is rapidly coming to a close as we move towards a future dominated by post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets, and if your business is reliant on the PC to keep the dollars flowing in then you’d better start working on “Plan B.”<p>The message that the era …

The Overly-Attached Girlfriend Explains How To Become A Viral Internet Star By Age 21

<b>Click for sound.</b><p>Laina is only 21, but she has a knack for making content go viral.<p>While on a leave of absence from school, she posted her first-ever YouTube video. It was in response to a Justin Bieber contest. Bieber asked fans to turn lyrics for his hit song "Boyfriend" into "Girlfriend." Laina, …

Mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay not a fan of the iPad

Apple’s iPad may get outsold by Android tablets this year; according to mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay, the iPad isn’t even that impressive. Kay recently spoke at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley and shared his thoughts on Apple’s tablet. Here are a few of his choice words:<p>“The iPad’s …

Silicon Valley