Mitch Gersbach

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Survey shows Apple and Google are no longer America’s tech sweethearts

Market research from YouGov BrandIndex shows that Apple and Google have both fallen off the list of the 1o best-perceived brands in the US. Apple actually failed to make the cut for the second half of 2012, while Google came in last place. But this time, Google’s been knocked off the list by …

Apple Reportedly Planning to Begin Fabricating Their Own iPhone and iPad Chips

- Jul 12, 2013<p>A report today from <i>SemiAccurate,</i> the site whose name describes their track record when it comes to Apple rumors, says Apple has just …

Microsoft Releases Yet Another TV Ad Criticising the iPad’s ‘Lack of Features’

- Jul 12, 2013<p>In yet another continuation of their campaign against Apple’s iPad, Microsoft has aired another TV ad, criticizing the iPad for its …

MoDaCo.Switch to let HTC One jump between Sense and stock Android (video)

Not sure if you want the regular HTC One or its Google Play Edition? <i>MoDaCo</i>'s newly detailed MoDaCo.Switch ROM should let you have both. The custom firmware lets the indecisive run either the Sense interface or stock Android (AOSP) using only one set of data. It's not an ideal experience, even …

Google invests in YouTube studio in LA

In a vast, hangar-sized studio in Los Angeles once owned by the billionaire industrialist Howard Hughes, two women dressed as medieval maidens are …

The founder of the Bose Corporation dies at 83

Amar G. Bose wore two very distinct hats, he founded the Bose Corporation in 1964, and was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor until 2001. He died on Friday at age 83. Bose was a visionary, an electrical and sound engineer, and he devoted his life to investigating our psychological …

Consumer Tech

Meet the Moto X face-to-face in new leak

The Moto X leaks are coming fast and furious now as the first (hopefully) great phone created by Motorola as a wholly "Google company" inches toward the market.<p>This past week we saw what was believed to be a Moto X in the hands of Google chairman Eric Schmidt, showing off the curved backside that's …

Mobile Technology

Bitcoin will prosper — until governments or banks decide to crush it overnight

Advertisement<p>42 Comments<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Every currency created since the advent of money 2,700 years ago has fit nicely …

Goodyear bids goodbye to blimps, says hello to zeppelins

AKRON, Ohio -- To Goodyear, a blimp is a blimp, even if it's not a blimp.<p>For decades, the tire giant has been flying its signature airships around the United States, mostly over sporting events, and has become one of the most recognizable icons in the world.<p>But Goodyear's current fleet of three …

Aviation

Hiding The Cost Of Your Smartphone

The price of your smartphone in the stores bears little relationship to the actual bill of materials. But the artificial prices set by the networks do tell us something about the state of the mobile phone market.<p>Two examples first. Look at the new US pricing for the BlackBerry Z10 – a handset price …

Globalfoundries' $6 billion New York chip plant waits for Apple

Build it and Apple will come?<p>Globalfoundries has a spanking-new $6 billion semiconductor plant/campus (though, when an additional development center is construced, will be valued at $8 billion) in Saratoga County, N.Y., ready to make world-class chips for smartphones and tablets.<p>But no big …

New York State

Google Delays New Campus by up to One Year

Google’s proposed new campus in Mountain View is running up to one year behind schedule as the company takes more time to figure out a design that is environmentally friendly and suited to the organization.<p>Mercury News reports (via Venture Beat) that Google’s original objective of occupying its Bay …