Shawn Sandros

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44 Best Mobile Apps and Tools for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You get a ton done when you’re at your computer, speeding away on the day’s social media strategy.<p>Might there be a way to wring some productivity when you’re away from your desk?<p>Mobile apps and tools can make it so a marketer’s entire day is filled …

Dizmo's Multi-platform Virtual Workspace Launches Today

Dizmo, a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn any digital surface into an interactive work space, has officially launched today, opening the platform up to the public for the first time.<p>In a nutshell, Dizmo wants to draw together all the discrete Internet of Things and other …

New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes

The freedom to hold computers in our hands, pop wireless headphones in our ears and pilot drones through our backyards is all brought to us by batteries -- especially rechargeable lithium ion batteries. The portable powerhouses are a critical component of our march toward tech mobility, yet most …

Mobile devices of the future will get energy from everywhere except the wall socket

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>A busy person’s iPhone can chew through plenty of energy in a day, but that doesn’t mean it needs to belly up to the wall trough every time its battery starts running low.*<p>Wireless power won’t be here tomorrow, but it’s coming. Energy is everywhere, in every action, …

Clean Energy

Self-Healing Electrodes Extend Battery Lifespan

Smartphone batteries draining away halfway through the day has had us all longing for those 2G years when recharging was a twice weekly task. But …

Google Wants Permission to Disclose How Many National Security Requests It Gets

Google’s chief legal officer has asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller for permission to disclose the number of …

The New Google Maps Is A Social Network In Disguise

The new version of Google Maps, which debuted at Google I/O and will be rolling out via an invitation system in the coming weeks, is another leap forward for the cartographical gold standard. The design is cleaner and all screens—desktop, Android and iOS—now benefit from Google Now cards that pop …

My 'One Week Later' Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

Last week I started to review the Samsung Galaxy S4. Rather than take notes and build up a view of the device in a few weeks time, I’m going to review my usage of the device as I go along. Rather than a formal review process, I’ll simply look back on how the latest Android device is working out …

Tesla Has a Fresh $1 Billion — And Lots of Ways to Spend It

Tesla Motors Inc. just raised about $1 billion in new capital, riding a remarkable burst of investor exuberance. New Tesla shareholders will now get …

Samsung Expects Galaxy S4 To Hit 10m Sales Before End of May

Samsung expects Galaxy S4 sales to break the 10 million milestone over the next seven days, making it one of the fastest-selling smartphones the company has ever produced.<p>Shin Jong-kyun, co-CEO of Samsung Electronics told a number of journalists at an industry event in Seoul, South Korea, that the …

What Google DIDN’T announce at I/O 2013

This weeks’ Google I/O developer conference was the first in several years where the company limited its keynote appearance to a single day. In this …

Unboxing The First Chromebook Pixel Given Away At Google I/O

Sebastian Rodriguez waited in line 90 minutes to be the first person at Google I/O to get the Google Chromebook Pixel, the premium laptop given to all conference attendees today.<p>Rodriguez is a a software engineer with Thales, a data security company. He humored us and did an “unboxing” of his new …

Sergey Brin talks Glass: Camera stabilizer incoming

Walk the floors at Google I/O and if you’re lucky you’ll run into Sergey Brin, who spent some time telling us about the development process behind …

Sergey Brin

Google on Glass privacy: 'If I'm recording you, I have to stare at you'

The team behind Google Glass defended its creation against privacy worries in a Google I/O fireside chat with developers on Thursday. When asked what the privacy implications of Glass' head-mounted display and camera are, Steve Lee, Glass' product director, said the device was built to alleviate …

Google Still Struggles To Explain Why Normal People Should Care About Google+

Google has made a big bet on Google+, which it prefers not to call a social network but rather a social layer atop all of Google’s services.<p>At the opening day of the search giant’s annual I/O developer conference, it introduced some 41 new features for Google+, including a new layout, more …

Google Reveals How To Hack Google Glass Device (And Void Your Warranty)

No sooner was Google‘s wearable Google Glass device released to early developers than those developers began to try hacking it.<p>Now, Google is encouraging developers–slowly–to hack the controversial device, which won’t go on sale publicly until next year. As one Google engineer tweeted recently: …