Michael Zdepski

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What weird tech trends from CES 2014 mean to the average person

Using Twitter intel from #WeirdCES, here are the strange discoveries of the Consumer Electronics Show decoded<p>The Consumer Electronics Show is an annual lovefest between inventors and the gadgetry enthusiasts who love them. For the rest of us, this means we hear a lot about tech trends that sound …

Doctors Now Using Google Glass During Operations (VIDEO)

One of the major problems holding back Google Glass (other than the fact it hasn't been released yet) is that it looks, well, nerdy.<p>But one time …

Invisible intelligence: how tiny sensors could connect everything we own

The Kolibree toothbrush knows more about your mouth than you ever wanted to know. It monitors how you brush your teeth and lets you know if you're doing it wrong (yes, you can fail at brushing your teeth). Even your dentist can’t monitor your oral hygiene on a daily basis, and that’s exactly why …

Facebook Finally Axes Controversial 'Sponsored Stories' Ads

It took heaps of bad press and a court settlement, but Facebook is finally ready to shut down one of its most controversial features.<p>In a blog post for developers on Thursday, the company confirmed that it will be shutting down "Sponsored Stories" ads on April 9.<p>The ads show how your Facebook …

Facebook

Newegg Hints it Will Begin Accepting Bitcoin Soon

Bitcoin got a huge boost this week when online electronics retailer Overstock.com began accepting payments via the cryptocurrency, hot on the heels of Zygna starting a Bitcoin pilot. Those two significant brands could be joined by an even bigger name in the US consumer space, Newegg.<p>The company …

Overstock.com is now accepting Bitcoin

Bitcoin got a major new ally this week, as Overstock.com began accepting the alternate currency system as payment. Overstock isn't the first company to accept the currency, but it's larger and more powerful than previous companies like Reddit and OKCupid. Now Bitcoin users will be able to buy more …

We should be worrying about Google’s assimilation and consolidation, and here’s why

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Paramount<p>Google(s goog) has caused quite the stir with its announcement of new integration between Gmail and its …

The New York Times website redesign is great, as far as it goes — which isn’t very far

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Having worked for many years on the web side of a large national newspaper, I know that a website redesign is a huge …

Journalism

Why Apple Is Losing Ground To The Samsung Brand

Samsung is gaining fast on Apple in terms of brand affection – but we seem reluctant to admit it.<p>In Interbrand’s 2013 brand index, a benchmark measure of brand value, Apple came out on top, ending a 13 year run by Coca Cola. The signs are though that Samsung, which has been investing heavily in …