Ryan Martinson

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Microsoft Kills Vendor Program That Offered To Pay People To Write About IE

Repeat after me: Don’t pay people to write about your thing. Repeat after me: Don’t offer to pay people to write about your thing. Repeat after me: People will write about your thing if they think that your thing is cool, or newsworthy, so build things that are cool, or newsworthy.<p>Microsoft was …

iOS Users Are A Much Bigger Revenue Opportunity For Mobile Payments Companies Than Android Users

Americans who make payments using their iOS devices in stores spend nearly double that spent by Android users making the same type of payments, according to a survey from The Yankee Group, compiled by BI Intelligence.<p>Even though Android accounts for a larger share of smartphones subscriptions than …

Watch SpaceX’s rocket float 3,280 feet above the cows — then smoothly land on the prairie

SpaceX’s latest reusable rocket test was a success — and a stunning one at that.<p>Elon Musk’s spacecraft company yesterday tested its Falcon 9 Reusable rocket, bringing it to an altitude of 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) before safely guiding it down to the Texas grasslands.<p>Even better, SpaceX filmed the …

Review: Anker IQ 40W 5-port smart USB adapter is the last power source you’ll ever need

As our families grow, so do our device charging needs. Where we just used to need 2 USB ports to charge our iPhones, we now have iPads, cameras, Bluetooth speakers, portable flashlight/batteries and even a few Android devices laying around that constantly need to be chargers. Our excellent 2-port …

Why Apple Shouldn’t Let Comcast Buy Time Warner

TV sucks.<p>The reason TV sucks is that the companies who control it make it suck on purpose because they believe that’s more profitable.<p>It’s technically possible for viewers to watch any TV show, movie or online video ever made at any time at either low or no cost.<p>This possibility is only …

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Cool Things: Monstero iPhone / iPad Cases Designed on an iPad

Monstero is a new line of smartphone and tablet cases from Indonesian design Monez Gusmang. The one on the left in the photo above is called ‘The Kuin’. It’s notable because it was designed entirely on an iPad, using ‘finger only’ and no stylus.<p>Quite a nice result I’d say.<p>The cases are available …

Essential Education Apps for iPad: A High Schooler’s Take

Every so often there’s a revolution in education. The iPad and the boundless possibilities it brings with it are one of those revolutions.<p>Whether you’re an iPad aficionado or simply a recreational user, the iPad has the power to make your life easier. Regardless of age or specialization, these are …

Opinion: Why I love Apple products, and am just a tiny bit embarrassed to be seen using them

I love my Apple products. I’ve used Macs since day one. My desk right now has on it my MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPad Air, Thunderbolt Display and iPhone. Oh, and an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and Magic Trackpad, of course.<p>My friends are convinced that I’m incapable of leaving the house without my …

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

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Macintosh “Picasso” Artwork Was Actually Inspired By Matisse, Artist Says

The idea of the graphics being “Picasso style” was, as I remember, a journalist’s description at the time of the launch.

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Apple touts fewer 60-hour workweeks, less reliance on conflict minerals

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Apple<p>Apple(s aapl) this week released its 2014 supplier responsibility report. The report details steps the company …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …