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6 Tech Millionaires Made By Monster Mergers

David Smothers July 1, 2013

With Yahoo’s (NASDAQ:YHOO) much-discussed acquisition of Tumblr dominating the headline cycle, we look at six scrappy entrepreneurs who turned into multi-millionaires through big acquisitions from technology giants — starting with the blogging platform’s David Karp. Tumblr, started in 2007, is a part micro-blogging, part social networking site that allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. It has… Continue Reading »

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Add Audio to Your iPhone Pics With SpeakingPhoto

David Smothers April 29, 2013

A picture’s worth a thousand words, but sometimes our pictures — no matter how fabulous they are — still need a few words of explanation to go along with them. Enter SpeakingPhoto, a new iPhone app that lets you add sound to any photo, allowing you tell a story along with the image before you… Continue Reading »

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5 Tricks to Improve Your Phone’s Battery Life

David Smothers April 5, 2013

When your phone dies, it’s like a part of yourself has croaked, too. Suddenly you’re a bit naked, helpless and disconnected from the world. And yet we let it happen, time after time. So what’s killing your phone? Endless Google searches? Constant texting? Misinformation, not misuse, might be contributing to your phone’s daily death. Luckily,… Continue Reading »

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Today’s Facebook Phone Event: What To Expect

David Smothers April 4, 2013

Thursday marks Facebook‘s next big step to becoming a mobile company. Forbes writers are currently on their way through the morning fog to an event at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, to see the social network’s “new home on Android.” This could mean the near-mythical “Facebook Phone,” or a forked version of Android a la Amazon’s Kindle, or a new… Continue Reading »

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Facebook Phone: Like It or Not, It’s Probably Real

David Smothers April 4, 2013

I am willing to concede that there will probably be a Facebook phone. The likelihood doesn’t make the idea any less ridiculous, but I’ve read enough tea leaves to believe the social media giant is now hell-bent on muscling its way into the mobile handset market, no matter the cost. And I think I finally… Continue Reading »

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Who Wins? Iron Man or Shaq’s Steel?

David Smothers March 25, 2013

AUSTIN — In the 1997 superhero action movie Steel, Shaquille O’Neal played the armor-clad title character who along with his arsenal of weapons tries to obliterate criminals. But what if instead of fighting bad guys, Steel had to battle the modern-day Iron Man? Mashable asked Shaq to theoretically pit the heroes against each other in a fictitious epic showdown. “Iron Man has me… Continue Reading »

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The Nicest Apple iWatch Concept Yet

David Smothers March 13, 2013

We’ve been hearing about a mythical Apple “iWatch” for a while now, to varying degrees of credibility, but this one from the April issue of MacUser magazine is probably the prettiest—and most plausibly Apple—interpretation we’ve seen. The design was cooked up by designer Martin Hajek—who’s done some spot-on renders for Gizmodo in the past—in close collaboration with the editors of MacUser. The goal… Continue Reading »

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Google Glass available by end of the year for ‘less than $1,500’

David Smothers February 22, 2013

There’s genuine excitement surrounding Google Glass because it’s the first wearable computer that could have mass appeal. While the “Explorer edition” is slowly rolling out to developers who pre-ordered it last year, Google is prepping Glass for a public launch by the end of this year. After going hands-on with Glass at Google’s NY headquarters, The Verge has confirmed the final… Continue Reading »

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Inside Google’s Top Secret Glass Foundry Event

David Smothers February 18, 2013

Earlier this month Google held two top secret Glass Foundry events in NYC and San Francisco. Developers who attended the closed-door events were required to sign pretty extensive non-disclosure agreements promising to not share what went on inside, which left many wondering what happened – until now. On its developer Google+ page, Google posted a number of photos… Continue Reading »

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Which One of These Concepts Is the Apple Smart Watch?

David Smothers February 11, 2013

After new details emerged about an Apple smart watch on Sunday, we were wondering what such a timepiece might look like. Of course, the Internet was more than happy to oblige, burgeoning as it is with various design concepts that purport to predict what Apple fans might be wearing on their wrists some day in the near… Continue Reading »

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