Google Now Mandating Hardware Manufacturers Put Android Logo on Boot Screens

Google has always held a fairly strict set of restrictions that manufacturers had to follow in order to be allowed to use some of the core features of Android as most people know it, including the Google Play Store, Chrome, Google Maps, and even the new Android Launcher. Now they've added one big restriction … [Read more...]

What’s the Word: How Does Office for iPad Stack Up?

Yesterday, Microsoft finally announced touch-optimized versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for the Apple iPad, a product suite that heralds Microsoft’s long overdue interest in bringing its proven software to competing platforms. While the news was certainly welcome, I took issue with the fact that in … [Read more...]

BlackBerry Will Go Back to Its Roots, Focus on Phones with Physical Keyboards

"The focus is going to be very keyboard centric," BlackBerry CEO John Chen told Reuters in a new interview published today. For over a year now, BlackBerry has been trying to push consumers smartphones that have looked and felt more like an Apple iPhone or your average Android device than a traditional … [Read more...]

Japan’s Nikkei Predicts Two iPhone 6 Models Coming in September

There’s one thing we know for sure: Apple will definitely make an iPhone 6. There’s another thing we know mostly for sure: Apple will probably be releasing it sometime between now and 2015. Other than that, it’s all rumor and speculation, but that doesn’t stop us from scrutinizing every new ounce of possible … [Read more...]

Here’s Why the E-Commerce Industry is Pushing Bitcoin Into the Mainstream

Editor's Note: This article is part of our Founders Series where we get insights and analysis from founders of various different companies in the tech industry.  Craig Vodnik is a co-founder and the vice president of operations at cleverbridge - a global full-service e-commerce provider for more than 300 … [Read more...]

Band Using Silent Tracks on Spotify to Fund Tour

Los Angeles-based Vulfpeck is a funk band, but you wouldn't know it by listening to the group's latest album, Sleepify. That's because the entire album is silent. It contains ten tracks, each about thirty seconds long. Not one contains a single note, or sound, or anything. According to CNET, the … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces Office for iPad…and Why it’s Too Little, Too Late

Well, it’s finally happened: Microsoft followed through on yesterday’s predictions and formally announced Office Suite for iPad. And unless you have or intend to get a subscription to Office 365, there’s really no good reason to download it. But before we dive into that, let’s cover the basics of … [Read more...]

Driving Smarter: One Year In Automatic is Improving Our Driving Habits

About a year ago I pre-ordered the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant after seeing it talked about on Twitter, a number of months past and then in early August it finally showed up on my doorstep.  My early experiences with the Automatic were very positive, the Automatic is easy to install into your car and … [Read more...]

Amazon Invites Press to April 2 Event for ‘Video Business’: Streaming Box On the Way?

That long-awaited Amazon streaming box may finally be making its way to your TV. The folks at Re/Code got their hands on an invite to an April 2 event, sent by Amazon VP Peter Larson. We've embedded the image to the right. As you can see, Amazon plans on talking about its "video business" at the … [Read more...]

Obama Proposes Plan to End NSA Metadata Collection

This week, President Barack Obama has outlined his proposal to put a stop to the bulk collection of phone metadata. According to a post on the Verge, the president’s proposal will ultimately end the NSA’s routine collection of metadata, and instead the data will be held by the phone companies themselves. To … [Read more...]

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