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Class system? When it comes to school aid, rich have the edge

College students have a better chance of getting financial aid if they come from affluent backgrounds than if they are lower on the income scale, some new studies show.<p>There is growing evidence that colleges may be offering more scholarship money to wealthy students and less to those truly in need, …

Sorry, iPad Mini Fans--Reviewers Say Google Has The Better Tablet Than Apple

<i>*Update: Upon reflecting on the reasonable comment of a reader, I changed the headline to say reviewers say Google has the “better” tablet, not the “hotter” tablet. In contrast to a year ago, when Google’s new Nexus 7 got attention for its smaller form factor and sold out (admittedly on an</i> …

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.<p>Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer …

Twitter is available in 33 languages, but its universal language is the emoji

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>To say Twitter is international is an understatement. According to a company blog post in January, 70% of its users are based …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

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How We're All Going To Be Using Wearable Technology

It would be stretching a point to say that traditional tattoos are wearable technology, but in some ways there are, and the same case could be made for mobile phones. They're permanently with many of us; we 'wear' them in the same way that some of us 'wear' tattoos that were etched onto our skin by …

The 14 Most Innovative Gadgets Of All Time

Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE.<p>Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Thanks, Nest.<p>We put together what we think are the best examples of gadgets that brought us into the future or are now showing …

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10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

Move Over iPad mini -- New Nexus 7 Is Current Small Tablet Champ

I’ve been using the new Nexus 7 since it was announced last week and, frankly, my iPad mini is starting to look a little weak by comparison.<p>Unlike the mini, which doesn’t use the higher resolution Retina display like the latest version of its full-sized iPad and latest iPhones, the Nexus 7 has a …

Is Verizon's Droid franchise losing its cool factor?

Once the preeminent brand in Android, the Droid brand has taken a backseat to flagship phones like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. Verizon hopes to get its mojo back with Droid Ultra.<p>These are the Droids Verizon's been looking for -- but does anyone care?<p>Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility on …

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Android phones decline as iPhone reconnects

Google's share of the UK smartphone market has fallen for the first time, as Apple’s iPhone has rebounded.<p>Sales of smartphones running the Google-designed Android software, such as those made by Samsung, accounted for 56.2pc of the UK market in the second quarter of the year, according to research …

External Battery and Car Chargers: Anker Versus Tylt

Let’s discuss smartphone and tablet battery life. It is atrocious. Thankfully a few temporary solutions to this problem exist, as we wait for battery technology to catch up and for manufacturers to stop trying to slim down products and focus on making them last. Today we’ll be talking about two …

Bob Mansfield To Leave Senior VP Of Tech Role At Apple, But Will Remain To Work On Special Projects

Bob Mansfield is leaving his role as Senior VP of Technologies at Apple, but will remain at the company to work on special projects reporting to Tim Cook.<p>Rumors first started flying about Mansfield’s movements when his biography disappeared from Apple’s executive roster on its website. The company …

Deal or no deal, Michael Dell says he’ll stick around …

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Oracle_Photos_Screenshots<p>Michael Dell, who threw his full support behind a controversial $24.4 billion bid to take his …

Google's Chromecast has its roots in Android, not Chrome OS

Having successfully managed to gain root access to Google's Chromecast dongle, the GTV Hacker team has identified that it runs a stripped-down version of Android taken from Google TV, not Chrome OS. Google had previously told <i>The Verge</i> that the Chromecast runs a variant of the web-focused operating …

Working conditions at Apple manufacturing partner Pegatron come under fire

According to an upcoming report from the China Labor Watch, outlined by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Apple’s China-based manufacturing partner Pegatron has come under fire for worker conditions. The report outlines several claims which shed a negative light on Pegatron:<p>Pegatron is claimed to be …

Yandex Co-Founder Ilya Segalovich Passes Away

Johannes Simon, Getty Images NewsYandex co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Ilya Segalovich died yesterday at the age of 48. He had been …

The Brain

How Google has been making Android a safer place since 2012

Last year in June, Google brought Android Jelly Bean 4.1 to the world. It was a wonderful day, too. It brought with it Project Butter, which spelled the end for lag for a lot of people. Android was running smoother and more complete than ever. Who’d have known that just a year later, we’d be …

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