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Google's New Moto X ad mercilessly mocks iPhone 5C

I was standing in line at Starbucks this morning, when I saw that the lady in front of me had a white iPhone.<p>Surrounding it, though, was a bright blue casing with strawberries all over it.<p>Naturally, I ordered an extra shot and wondered what joys will come when people begin to mix and match pretty …

YouTube Offers Creators Tools To Add Playlists In From Other Channels

YouTube is making it easier for content creators to bring in videos from other channels through playlists into their own. The company wants to help creators share their work and is enabling cross-promotion capabilities, not from a one-to-one standpoint, but one-to-many channels.<p>Channel owners that …

Report: Apple will bring text-to-speech conversion to Notes

Apple has filed for a patent for a forthcoming feature that could convert text to speech in its Notes application.<p>According to Patently Apple, the tech giant filed for the patent in Europe. In the filing that Patently Apple discovered, Apple said it planned a new version of its<p>iOSNotes app that …

Microsoft's 'Cortana' Will Be A Siri-like Assistant for Windows Phone

Microsoft is reportedly working on its own personal assistant software for the next major Windows Phone update, in a bid to compete with Google Now on Android and Siri on iOS.<p>The Verge reports (via ZDNet) that evidence of the feature first surfaced in June – largely unnoticed – under the guise of …

Smarter than you think: the internet isn't dumbing us down after all

Clive Thompson argues technology is helping us learn faster<p>A writer for publications including <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>Wired</i>, Clive Thompson is used to defending the latest trends in digital technology from naysayers and skeptics. In 2008, he was one of the first to describe how sites like Twitter …