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Why Microsoft Band is in short supply (it's not a marketing conspiracy)

This week, Microsoft entered the health and fitness wearables business with the Band. The Microsoft Band is meant to crush the competition, take on …

Wearable Tech

IBM reportedly in advanced discussions to sell part of server business to Lenovo

Close to eight years after IBM made waves by selling off its consumer PC business to Lenovo, the corporation is said to be in advanced discussions to sell part of its server business to the Chinese company. The news comes from multiple sources, including <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>and <i>Bloomberg</i>, with the …

Replace Google Reader With a Star Wars RSS Crawl

Still on the hunt for an alternative to Google's soon-to-be-dead Reader? Head on over to StaRSS which displays any feed as if it were the epic …

Google Reader

Kickstarter is not a store, except when it is

Ouya, Pebble, and the curse of the pre-order<p>Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky.<p>Ouya, the highly-anticipated video game system funded on Kickstarter, has been shipped to the backers who made its existence possible. It's a huge milestone for Kickstarter to see its second highest-grossing project ever reach …

These Are the First Videos Being Shot With Google Glass

It's been a long wait, but the very first videos shot with Google Glass out in the wild are finally starting to pop up on the Internet. Some of them …

Google Glass

Mainline App Stores Still Dominate iOS/Android App Discovery, Finds Forrester, But Word Of Mouth & Social Recommendations Also Key

With a spot of topical timing, given the recent controversy in the app promotion world, research firm Forrester has put out a new report exploring best practices for developers trying to get their apps noticed. Its findings include that word of mouth and social discovery play a key role in new apps …

I bought the fastest server so why is my app slow?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr / bandarj<p>It may seem obvious that having the “best” solution doesn’t guarantee a better outcome, but it seems in …

Minuum is a touchscreen keyboard that wants you to make mistakes

And it doesn't take up half of your screen<p>Minuum started life as a research project at the University of Toronto, but has since turned into a tool that makes your keyboard much smaller, without sacrificing speed. Minuum looks like a QWERTY keyboard that's been squashed to just one line, and when …

How to become internet famous for $68

Santiago Swallow may be one of the most famous people no one has heard of.<p>His eyes fume from his Twitter profile: he is Hollywood-handsome with high cheekbones and dirty blond, collar-length hair. Next to his name is one of social media’s most prized possessions, Twitter’s blue “verified account” …

Social Media

Microsoft reports that 24% of all PCs are unprotected

Many of you are probably sporting some kind of anti-malware software on your computer, whether it’d Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, etc. However, it turns …

iPhone, iPad leads in business, profitability, Android leads in smartphone marketshare

Henry McCracken over at <i>Time</i> has done us all a favor by collecting various data sets that illustrate the state of iOS versus Android.<p>The data ranges from device marketshare to revenue from app downloads, which presents some stark differences between the two platforms.<p>We unpack the results …

Gasp! Apple shares drop below $400 for the first time in two years

Apple shares fell sharply today, briefly dipping below $400 a share for the first time since 2011. The drop came after Apple chip supplier Cirrus Logic said future revenues would miss analyst estimates. Cirrus blamed weaker demand for a product made by one of its customers, leading investors to …