Tech & Silicon Valley

Microsoft Surface 3 vs. MacBook Air. The problem I have with this kind of advertising is primarily that it resorts to negativity. You can’t do that. I can! You can’t do this. I can!

Wearables
08.05.2014

Pebble launches colorful marketing campaign, highlights legibility of screen outdoors, makes us want to be cool cats.

STARK-APPROVED GADGETS
The best smartwatch on the market. Lots of developer support means lots of useful apps and watchfaces available. I'll never take mine off.
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A superb news reading app for iOS and Android. Deserves rotation in your daily routine.
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Does just about everything right, despite some crashes on my Nexus 5 during testing. But there's nothing to differentiate Beats Audio from the likes of Spotify and Google All Access. Expect Beats to package the service with smartphones and headphones.
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OUT OF 5
Yahoo nails it. This is exactly what a daily news rollup should look like. If you're looking for a quick read of what's happening in the news, look no further than Meyer's hit app News Digest.
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OUT OF 5
A beautiful, smooth, and fast Twitter app for Android that values aesthetics over feature overload. So long as you like a dark theme, Carbon is quite irresistible.
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OUT OF 5
Vineyards at Bronco Wine Company where, as The Huffington Post tells us, animal blood is turned into wine.
Sour Grapes?
BY | 08.05.14

The Huffington Post says cheap Trader Joe’s wine is actually made from animal blood. Is that true?

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Mobile
BY | 07.31.14

Google gains, while Apple loses market share for Q2 2014. Meanwhile, Chinese vendors Huwaei, Lenovo and Xiaomi are making inroads in handset shipments.

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In Tech
BY | 07.23.14

Windows to become one platform. New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has wasted little time in making sweeping changes; all the while, it is clear that this is his company.

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Silicon Valley
BY | 07.14.14

If Apple can’t deliver a large 5.5-inch iPhone before the holiday season it could be, if not a big blow, at least a crimp in Q4 sales.

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Tech & Culture
BY | 07.10.14

Given that Microsoft and Apple are arch rivals, it’s only natural that each take their turn basking in the sun. For Apple, that time is now. For Microsoft, that time might be.

Songza-Music-Streaming
Mobile
BY | 07.03.14

Songza ($15 million) vs Beats ($3 billion). Google continues to make smaller acquisitions. With music streaming service Songza, Google buys a company known for hand curated playlists. Customers are loyal. Will they buy-in to Google’s new vision?

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Wearables
BY | 06.27.14

Pebble was one of the first to market. Now, Google is arming large competitors such as Samsung, LG and Motorola with Android Wear. Can a small start-up survive?

Android-Auto-2
Google I/O
BY | 06.25.14

Android Auto heavily leverages voice recognition. You can send messages, navigate to places, and make calls – all hands-free.