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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos talks succession plan (sorta)

Last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talked a bit on stage about what Amazon would be without him. At a Business Insider event, Bezos was asked the …

Dropbox CEO on turning down Steve Jobs - CNN Video

How to become an outstanding photographer

Wow, that is a bold title for a blog post, isn’t it? And I bet you’re expecting a fool-proof list of actions that will make you outstanding – maybe a …

Self-improvement

15 Minutes with Charlotte Casiraghi: The Monaco Beauty Shares the Secrets to Her Royal Polish

Yes, there were the clothes—swirling seventies-inspired riffs on Italian boho chic in the form of a colorful fur gilet, plunging tunic, or crisp denim day dress—but when the lights came up after Wednesday afternoon’s Gucci show in Milan, all eyes were fixed on one front-row seat. In town to …

Five million iPhones are about to be smuggled into China—right back where they started

Electronics supplier Foxconn is churning out 540,000 units of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus every day from a factory in mainland China. But unfortunately for the country’s 700 million smartphone users, every single one of them is being exported.<p>The sale of the new iPhone has been delayed in China, …

China

4 Ways Tim Cook Has Changed Apple as CEO

When Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple’s CEO on August 24, 2011, the company’s future was anything but certain. The tech giant had become the most …

Why Is Power Consumption For Gadgets Dropping At Home?

A new report from the Consumer Electronics Association and Fraunhofer USA asserts that the power consumed by home electronics declined from 12% between 2013 and 2010 in the U.S. It’s a positive result, especially when you add in that the number of devices climbed from 2.9 billion to 3.8 billion …

Beats is giving gold headphones to Germany's victorious World Cup team

Beats had no official ties with this year's World Cup, but still managed to generate more headlines than any of FIFA's sponsors. And now that the thrilling competition is over with, Beats is determined to seize one final, golden opportunity at publicity. Germany took the World Cup championship on …

Composition Tips Archives - Digital Photography School

You have come a long way as a photographer and people are constantly telling you, “Your photos look great! You...<p>You love your camera and care for it …

Photography

The 20 photographs of the week

Luis Suárez, protests and Costa Rica at the World Cup in Brazil, the increasing violence in Iraq, London fashion - the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

7 Photography Composition Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Photography composition, like any art composition, depends on individual preference. Nevertheless, there are some rules which may be a great help to …

5 reasons you should forget the coding bootcamp & study online instead

Teaching coding languages and skills is a critical need in today’s technology-infused society, but we’re falling behind in the talent wars.<p>Even though programming jobs are some of the best paying in the world, the gap of qualified developers and programmers is only projected to increase in the next …

5 Companies Building Keyboards for iOS 8

Following all the hullabaloo at WWDC this week, with OS X Yosemite, iCloud Drive, iOS 8, HealthKit, HomeKit, and a brand new programming language unveiled, you could have been excused for glazing over this tantalizing tidbit: third-party keyboards are coming to iOS.<p>Just as potential car-buyers may …

See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Logic and Moore's Law would seem to dictate that the newly released iPhone 5S should blow the original iPhone from seven years ago out of the water when it comes to which runs the fastest.<p>But as the video below illustrates with an eight-way speed test between all of the publicly released iPhone …

iPad mini 2 Launch Date: What to Expect

Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C may be the talk of the town at the moment but are likely to be joined by two new big name Apple products in the near …

Apple sells nine million new iPhones in three days

Apple just set a new all-time record for iPhone launch sales: it reports selling nine million total iPhone 5s and 5c units this weekend, well over the 5 million of the iPhone 5 launch last year. While the company isn't breaking down sales by individual models, it notes that the initial iPhone 5s …

How Twitter #Music plays to the company's most important asset

Twitter #Music provides people with a striking, and follower-inspired way of listening to music, but don't be fooled by its true purpose. This isn't just about music.<p>Twitter #Music is about augmenting its follow graph, an important asset that sets Twitter apart from Facebook and others, with …

DLive-Landing - The Wall Street Journal D.Live

JOIN TECH'S MOST AMBITIOUS MINDS<p>With D.LIVE events in tech hubs across the world, such as Hong Kong, Shenzhen and California, attendees will learn …

Wall Street

Microsoft shrugs off the impending death of the PC

<b>The numbers:</b> Software company Microsoft beat analyst expectations with a profit of $6.06 billion, or $0.72 earnings per share in its fiscal third quarter. Revenues rose to $20.49 billion, representing an almost 18% jump from the same period a year ago.<p><b>The takeaway:</b> Shareholders and investors alike …

Software

Apple extends lead over Samsung, HTC in U.S. ahead of Galaxy S 4, HTC One launches

Apple is picking up more steam in the U.S. market, grabbing 38.9 percent rival Samsung’s 21.3 percent, according to data released Thursday by comScore.<p>The new statistics cover a three-month period ending in February and set up the next round of smartphone battles between the country’s top …

Samsung’s Investments Hint at Platform Ambitions

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 last month, the company made barely a mention of Google’s Android, the operating system on which it has built its …

Galaxy S4

Why You Might Actually Want a Facebook Phone

Facebook's got a new phone. And a new home screen. They're going to be fine, probably, more or less. But you are also asleep now because the idea of …

Facebook Home Will Be Available To Download On April 12 In The Play Store For Samsung And HTC Users

Today at the Facebook phone event, the company unveiled Facebook Home, an Android “app” that will change your phone’s home screen and core features. It will be released in the Play Store on April 12, with an update coming every month.<p>At first, Facebook Home will only work on selected devices, …

Samsung and Mozilla working on new web browser engine for Android

Samsung and Mozilla announced today that they’re partnering up to build a “next generation” and an “advanced technology” web browser engine, which …

Software

Apple Is Preparing Such Big Changes To The iPhone Software That Engineers Are Using Special Filters To Hide Their Screens

He says the "word on the street" is that engineers inside Apple who are authorized to carry around new iPhones have a filter on their screen so that the side viewing angles are diminished. (Think about one of those filters people put on their desktop screens at work.)<p>The filter on the iPhone screen …

iOS

Google changes how it measures Android version adoption, sees uptick in Jelly Bean devices

Google routinely gives monthly numbers breaking out the adoption of various versions of Android, but the company has now changed the way it calculates those numbers — providing a distinctly different portrait of the Android ecosystem in the process. As outlined on the Android Developers site, …