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Amazon recently announced that it was acquiring video game streaming site Twitch.tv for $970 million. For months, it looked like it was a done deal for Google to buy Twitch for about $1 billion. So what happened? Reports suggest Google was concerned about antitrust issues, because Goog...
At Talentedly, we are obsessed with professional growth and innovation. So it goes without saying that we actively avoid “the comfort zone” because that is where innovation goes to die. When you’re comfortable, you take fewer risks. And if you’re not taking risks, you’re not learning, ...
Cloud gaming may sound like little more than a marketing buzzword, but the idea of running games off of powerful servers and streaming them to small boxes under your TV is incredibly promising. You wouldn’t need to buy costly new consoles every five years, and you could play any ...
Before I consider my home smart, I’m going to need to replace my appliances. While the smart fridge is a cliché, having a smarter kitchen (that might include the fridge) or a washer and dryer that are connected to my air conditioning system will make my home more energy-efficient and c...
Given recent events surrounding the security of cloud-storage accounts, Apple is keen to reassess any updates to iOS. The company has revealed that any Healthkit apps storing a user’s private wellness data in iCloud will be flat-out rejected from the App Store. That same info, ga...
After its routine pre-show teasers, ASUS’ first smartwatch has finally been unveiled at IFA in Berlin. It’s no secret that this Android Wear-powered ZenWatch isn’t joining the party of circular watch faces, but it’s certainly done a nice job at packaging the 1.6...
While the Hue lights from Philips are capable of producing more than 16 million shades of colored light, flipping between functional white light and playful colored light can be a bit of a pain. And while the native app’s scene selections feature can help to partially alleviate t...
Verge video director Christian Mazza is an active Instagram user with 571 followers, posting as @mazza. But recently he discovered something weird: a copycat Instagram account, @eastlaine, that looked exactly like him. The account’s avatar was Mazza’s face, copied from his ...
If you rely on a wheelchair, you’ve largely been left on the sidelines of the ridesharing phenomenon. While plans have been in the works for some time, there hasn’t really been a concrete accessibility strategy. Uber is improving that state of affairs, though, by launching ...
Calico, the secretive Google-backed life sciences company, on Wednesday revealed plans to build what could be a $1.5 billion research and development center with biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, the recent spinoff of Abbott Laboratories. The new San Francisco Bay Area facility will fo...
If you’re looking for a new, smarter version of home security, check out simplicam by Closeli. Recently launched, simplicam is the world’s only home monitoring Wi-Fi solution that also includes face detection. That means you’ll only get alerts when someone’s in your home — and not when...
I started writing this blog from the passenger seat of my car, as my friend and I drove from New Jersey to Texas. I could have posted the entire thing to this site from my car, too, if I had bought a refill card for my T-Mobile hotspot. I also could have typed up this... Read More
One of the best features of VR headsets also happens to be one of its greatest shortcomings. Headsets are designed so that you can’t see anything else, making games incredibly immersive. Yet it also means that interacting with the real world requires removing it from your head. N...
Last week beacon technology–sensors which can trigger actions in devices that come within range, increasing their spatial intelligence–shrank in size and grew in opportunity with the introduction of Estimote Stickers. Three millimeter-thick adhesives no bigger than an overs...
Can’t decide what song to listen to on your Sonos speakers today? You should start with “The Bridge Is Over” by Boogie Down Productions. That’s because you won’t need the $50 Sonos Bridge to stream music to the company’s speakers anymore—but you may still want to use one in many cases....
Before companies like Microsoft and Apple release new software, the code is reviewed and tested to ensure it works as planned and to find any bugs. Hackers and cybercrooks do the same. The last thing you want if you’re a cyberthug is for your banking Trojan to crash a victim’s system a...
Uber isn’t done producing variations on the theme of on-demand wheels – the startup has now begun testing uberFRESH, a service that provides lunch between 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM to customers in the Santa Monica trial area first, with a prix fixe menu that offers a different selection eac...
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation’s second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort. The suspension comes days after disclosures that the ...
Samsung is plotting an expansion to its Smart Home platform, opening up the service to make it work with third-party technology. Ahead of IFA 2014, a major tech trade show that kicks off this week in Berlin, the South Korean smartphone-maker says you’ll be able to activate air co...
If you’re looking to upgrade your filmmaking arsenal, Instagram just gave you a brand new toy to play with. Instagram recently unveiled Hyperlapse, a brand new app that easily creates fast, time-lapse videos. Only available on iOS right now – with an Android version coming someday down...
Apple appears to have fixed a bug that some have speculated could be the possible source of this weekend’s massive online leak of celebrity nude photos. The bug, known as “ibrute,” appears to have been first noted on the social coding site Github. It allowed hackers t...
Online technologies are creating a seismic shift in ad effectiveness research and spurring it towards an inferential approach. A long-standing, public example of the inferential approach has been Harvard’s IATs – Implicit Association Tests (implicit.harvard.edu). You can see this indir...
On Monday, Amazon said it would spend more than $1 billion for Twitch, a website for watching video games. The site, which started three years ago, was never supposed to exist. Today, thousands of players are broadcasting, or streaming, their games on the site at any given moment, with...
Microsoft noted Tuesday that it has begun to crack down on apps whose icon, description or name can be misleading. In a blog post, the software maker noted it has removed more than 1,500 such apps and has worked with developers of other titles to change the potentially confusing inform...
Alongside the Gear S smartwatch, Samsung recently announced the Gear Circle, a pair of wireless earphones that can pair with your smartphone and vibrate to alert you to calls and notifications. Samsung says Gear Circle users can also use the wearable device’s Bluetooth connection...
If you’re like me, you love your Philips Hue light bulbs, but hate paying $60 per bulb for a connected light that can do almost all colors of the rainbow (a true blue is a problem). For half the price you can pick up one of the new Hue Lux bulbs from Philips that work... Read More
For some teenagers, wearing last season’s jeans will always be unthinkable. But a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse. For teenage apparel retailers, that screen-obsessed teenager poses a big threat in the still-important back-to-school sales season. Muscle...
Google has been working on self-driving cars for some years now, but the company has just revealed that it is working on yet another ambitious and autonomous vehicle project. According to the BBC and The Atlantic, the secretive Google X team has been working for two years on Project Wi...
If you’re planning to travel this upcoming holiday season, make sure you install the InvisibleHand browser plug-in before you start booking your trip. InvisibleHand is a free money-saving tool that helps you find the lowest prices on hotels, flights, and rental cars. Once you dow...
If you’re waiting for the next round of Apple hardware, your wait is almost over. Apple recently confirmed that it will announce its newest products on September 9. What should you expect from the event? Apple plays everything close to the vest, so it didn’t detail the products it woul...
  A researcher has refined an attack on wireless routers with poorly implemented versions of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup that allows someone to quickly gain access to a router’s network. The attack exploits weak randomization, or the lack of randomization, in a key used to aut...
As folks come back from their August vacations, September is poised for another rapid-fire batch of consumer electronics announcements. Samsung, Sony, Motorola and Apple all have major launches scheduled in the next couple weeks, not to mention the IFA show. New smartwatch products are...
Apple is widely expected to reveal a mobile payments system alongside the iPhone 6 at its press event on September 9th. The system — supposedly designed to take on Google Wallet, Isis, Paypal, and others — would allow you to use your phone to pay for items at the cash register, and it ...
It’s the most successful Kickstarter campaign ever. The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 million in its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble smartwatch raised $10.2 million in 2012. Why have more than 60,000 people contributed to a cooler campaign? Well, ...
Americans are always on the move. Since our nation’s founding, we have roamed our vast country in search of opportunity or a fresh start. In fact, this interactive map from The New York Times shows where people came from as they entered your own state — dating back to 1800. California ...
According to the US Department of Labor (www.dol.gov), Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have ...
Whether you’re the type of person who always needs the latest and greatest smartphone or you’re content to wait two years to upgrade, chances are good you probably have some old smartphones kicking around in a closet or junk drawer somewhere. Before you go and sell an old Android devic...
Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple’s latest twists on technology. These events have become an annual rite since the 2007 release ...
Twitter users curious about how others engage with their 140-characters-or-less musings will be delighted to learn that the microblogging service has just made its analytics tool available to all. Launched in July, it was — until Wednesday — only advertisers and other select users who ...
The FBI said it is investigating media reports that several U.S. financial firms have been victims of recent cyber attacks. “We are working with the United States Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several American financial institutions,” ...