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BlackBerry Says It’s Looking For A Buyer (Or A Willing Partner), Forms Special Committee To ‘Explore Strategic Alternatives’

BlackBerry, the embattled Canada-based handset maker, today finally called a spade a spade. The company halted trading in its shares to announce what some might argue was inevitable: the company says it is now exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale or JV or other partnership. A …

Hackermeter Wants To Kill Your Résumé And Replace It With A High Score

If you’re looking to hire a bad-ass programmer, fielding résumés can start to feel like an exercise in futility. They’re good for quickly filtering out folks who are clearly applying to <i>everything</i> — but when everyone in the industry has some crazy made-up senior ninja/rockstar/space cadet title, …

Om Malik, Father Of Tech News Blogging, American Citizen

Om Malik is good people. He is also as of today, after a cornucopia of visas and a decade as a Green Card holder, an American citizen.<p>For those of you not familiar with Om Malik, he happens to be one of the forefathers of professional tech news blogging, founding GigaOm in 2006 when he realized he …

Microsoft Calls Foul After Google Yanks YouTube Access In New Windows Phone App

This morning Google admitted that it had yanked access to YouTube from Microsoft’s brand-new Windows Phone application. This came fewer than 50 hours after the launch of the application. Windows Phone users were predictably disappointed.<p>What happened? In the intervening hours I’ve learned enough to …

Apple Will Reportedly Unveil The Next iPhone On September 10

It’s about time for a new iPhone, and with the rumors about an iPhone 5S and maybe even a cheaper version getting stronger, AllThingsD now reports that the next iPhone will launch on September 10. Apple introduced the iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012, so there is a good chance AllThingsD’s sources …

The Science Of Reddit: Why Some Ideas Dominate The Net

The Internet is not a perfect meritocracy, where the best ideas naturally rise to the forefront of the national conversation. It is easy to game the popularity of some ideas by exploiting the fact that Internet users are overly optimistic sheep who blindly rate the value of stories positively if …

Apple’s September 10 Event Date For Next iPhone Gets A Strong, If Unofficial Confirmation

If you’re in the habit of scheduling time off for key Apple product unveilings, it’s pretty safe to book September 10. The date was floated this weekend by AllThingsD for a press event and official unveiling, and now The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple has confirmed that date. Dalrymple, apart from being the …

Samsung Wants You To Figure Out What To Do With Its Flexible Displays

Samsung is having a unique kind of contest, the company announced today, and it’s not the kind where someone walks away with a Galaxy S4. The Korean smartphone maker is asking people to submit ideas around what kind of devices to make with its flexible display technology. Have a hardware startup? …

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Explained: A Technically Possible Sci-Fi Dream He’s Too Busy To Work On Right Now

Elon Musk, the extravagant entrepreneur know for his futurey projects, has explained his Hyperloop project to Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance ahead of publishing his blog post and holding his press conference today. It’s an ambitious project that borders on the crazy. This is the guy who built Tesla …

Watch Ashton Kutcher Blow Kids’ Minds With Steve Jobs Quotes In “Smart Is Sexy” Speech

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap!”<p>Ashton Kutcher passionately shouted (yes, shouted) life advice at Nickelodeon viewers as he accepted a Teen Choice Award last night. Most spend award speeches thanking …

Beating Up, Dunking, And Dropping The Olympus TG-2 Tough Camera

<b>Features:</b><p>Rugged point and shoot with internal, protected lens<br>• 50 foot water resistance<br>• 7 foot drop resistance<br>• Crush-proof (ostensibly)<br>• MSRP: $379<p><b>Pros:</b><p>Surprisingly rugged yet light<br>• Excellent low-light performance<br>• Waterproof to 50 feet and shockproof<p><b>Cons:</b><p>No external battery charger<br>• Potential for leaks if …

BotObjects Vows To Put A 3D Printer In (Almost) Every High School

BotObjects, an intriguing 3D printing outfit that builds real, full-color additive prints out of multiple colored plastic filaments, has announced that it will offer free printers to select high schools in the United States and the U.K.<p>High Schools can register at the BotObjects website in late …

Graft Concepts Wants To Be The Swiss Army Knife Of iPhone Cases

Card slots. A bottle opener. Pepper spray. Defense against a .50 caliber bullet. Whatever you might need on the go, people are thinking of ways for you to integrate it right into your iPhone case.<p>But Y Combinator startup Graft Concepts is trying to cover all your basic needs with one case, using a …

IZZI Orbit Case

This aluminum iPhone case has a substantial camera-like grip, while adding a rotating set of lenses for fish eye, wide angle, telephoto and macro …

Garmin HUD

A display peripheral for Garmin’s Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 apps. The HUD connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth and displays traffic …

Apps

GlassUp AR Glasses

Unlike Google Glass and other smart glasses, GlassUp is not useful on its own. Its purpose is to serve as your smartphone’s second screen. It relays …

iblazr External LED Flash

An enhanced LED flash that plugs into the 3.5mm audio port of Android and iOS devices. It has four LEDs and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to …

SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive

The Wireless Flash Drive lets you transfer files and stream media to multiple mobile devices or computers without the need for an Internet …

Flash Drives

Muku Shuttr

A shutter remote control for mobile devices. Shuttr makes it easier to take photos and videos, from group shots to selfies. It works with iOS 5+ and …

LED Light Cube

A 300W LED flash and video light with a one of a kind variable flash speed feature – 1/8000 secs to 30 secs – and an internal battery that can last …

2 teens charged with first-degree murder in ballplayer's killing in Oklahoma

Two teenagers were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a college baseball player out for a jog in Oklahoma — a crime that one teen said they carried out simply because they were bored, according to police.<p>James Francis Edwards Jr., 15, and Chancey Allen Luna, 16, were …

North Korea Has a Serious Crystal Meth Problem

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>We've known about North Korea's practice of selling state-manufactured, high quality meth in foreign …

The iPhone 5C Isn’t For The US; It’s The iPhone For The Rest Of The World

Reports suggest that Apple will introduce a cheaper plastic-bodied iPhone 5C on September 10. The 4-inch phone will supposedly replace the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S in the product lineup. While the company will certainly gain market share in the lower-end spectrum of the smartphone market in the …

Associated Press News

Tesla’s Model S Breaks Roof-Testing Machine, Car-Safety Record

Not only is electric automaker Tesla’s Model S sedan the safest car on the road today, evidently it’s the safest car ever.<p>Earlier this month, the …