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Latest Blogs from Shelly Palmer
Ethan Zuckerman is sorry. Zuckerman, who leads the Center for Civic Media at MIT, says he didn’t realize what he was bringing into the world when he wrote the code for the first pop-up ad more than 20 years ago.  He tells the story of how it happened in an exquisite essay about h...
Sprint will implement “very disruptive” prices next week, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Marcelo Claure said at a company-wide town hall meeting on Thursday, according to the telecommunications industry website, Light Reading. Claure, who replaced Dan Hesse last we...
Microsoft is aiming to deliver a “technology preview” of its Windows “Threshold” operating system by late September or early October, according to multiple sources of mine who asked not to be named. And in a move that signals where Microsoft is heading on the &#...
Microsoft has had “passionate” discussions about renaming Internet Explorer to distance the browser from its tarnished image, according to answers from members of the developer team given in a reddit Ask Me Anything session on Thursday. In spite of significant investment in...
eBay’s PayPal is in talks with Coinbase and other bitcoin transaction providers to integrate the virtual currency within its Braintree payments system, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Executives at PayPal, which owns the service that handles payments for startups fr...
With over 2,000 stores, and $79.38 billion in revenue from the last twelve months, Home Depot has the potential to be a giant force in home automation. It now has more than 600 “smart” devices in stock and is pushing the Wink home hub platform as its play in the smart home. According t...
Headphones don’t care if you’re listening to terrible music while exercising, but a new pair from 50 Cent’s SMS Audio might judge your workout. The company’s just announced BioSport In-Ear, a set of wired earbuds with biometric capabilities to record heart rate ...
No one likes waiting in a long line at a hotel check-in counter, especially after a long flight and the stress that comes with it. Starting next year at Hilton hotels, however, you’ll be able to skip those lines entirely and get into your room with nothing more than your smartphone. Hi...
Samsung has bought SmartThings, the startup that makes smart-home controllers. While the companies did not disclose the price, sources said the South Korean consumer electronics giant paid about $200 million. SmartThings will continue to be run by CEO and founder Alex Hawkinson and ope...
Think back five or six years ago, to 2008 or 2009, and think about equal marriage for people of the same sex. What did you think? If you were gay (or knew someone who was) and wanted to be married, you had clear and (perhaps) deeply-felt views. If not, perhaps you thought it was right....
Until now, one of the only things you could build around an e-paper screen is an e-reader. While Kindles and the like are awesome, the technology’s potential was relatively limited. Not anymore. Visionect’s V-Platform lets developers build, manage and maintain e-paper apps ...
When Facebook announced its Oculus VR acquisition in March, Mark Zuckerberg said video games would be “just the start” for the company’s virtual reality Oculus Rift headset. But how else could the device be used? Well, how about surgery. As Polygon reports, a project funded by the MOVE...
YouTube launched a redesigned HTML5-based TV interface on Thursday that will put a stronger emphasis on your playlists and the channels you subscribe to. This new version is rolling out for the Xbox One now and will find its way to other connected devices like the PS3, Roku, smart TVs,...
Chinese vendor Xiaomi will launch its new rock-bottom-priced fitness band on Monday. Known as the Mi Band, the device will sell for 79 yuan, which translates to about $13 or 10 euros. The first wearable gadget from a company known for its increasingly popular smartphones, the Mi Band c...
Google wraps its underwater fiber cables in Kevlar material, at least in part to protect against shark attacks, an official with the company said recently. Are sharks attacking underwater cables really something Google should worry about? Take a look for yourself in the video below. Th...
  Unmanned Aerial Systems on Monday launched an Indiegogo campaign to develop a new app that will let you downlink drone imagery onto your laptop or smartphone. Here’s how it works. The company’s drone cameras uplink videos directly to the company’s website. Then, thro...
Industry publications predict growing budgets dedicated to programmatic, which will consume larger percentages of brands’ total digital spending across various company sizes, verticals and countries. In spite of this, there still exists ambiguity about how these types of media-buying s...
LG’s newest flagship phone, the LG G3, is the best Android phone available on the market – and the one I’d buy if I was buying a new phone today. One of the G3’s best features is its camera. My daughter likes to say that her “camera is her primary smartphone.” If this describes you,......
At Talentedly, we are on a mission to bring technology + people together to help them grow from good to great at work. Lately, we’ve been exploring the science behind the habits of successful people. While there are many great habits you could pour your energy into, the one we love the...
Eighty-seven percent of brands and agencies plan to spend at least 50% more on programmatic buys of desktop display, mobile and video advertising in the next six months, according to a survey conducted by AOL Platforms of executives at 25 advertisers, 96 agencies and 56 publishers. Dis...
While Apple has teamed up with IBM to get more of its wares into the workplace, it seems Google is looking to do the same with partners of its own. The Information reports that Google is in talks with HP and others to leverage its card-based Now system for enterprise use. While the neg...
Ever wondered how much the weight of 10,000 open browser tabs is dragging down your laptop’s battery? Fear not: AnandTech just dug into the particulars with a delightfully detailed test to find out which browser is the biggest battery hog. This information could save mankind(R...
After Lyft accused Uber employees on Monday of canceling over 5,500 rides on its platform, Uber has retaliated with some data of its own. According to Uber, Lyft representatives, including one of its co-founders, have canceled a total of 12,900 rides on Uber. Uber also suggested that s...
Part of the challenge of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies has simply been the need to juggle different apps and cards to use every payment option at your disposal. Wouldn’t it be nice if one card could handle everything? You might just get your wish. Shift Payments is testing...
A new type of sensor could help the blind “see” objects in front of them. Called the Enactive Torch, the device sends out infrared signals which enable the user to sense nearby objects, thanks to a small buzzer attached to the wrist which alerts them if they’re about to crash into a do...
Microsoft on Wednesday updated Bing with a very interesting new feature that builds on its investments in entity and conversational understanding. In short, you can now ask follow-up questions that reference your previous question. For example, Microsoft says that after asking “who is ...
One week after Alex Holden said he found “arguably the largest data breach to date,” he doesn’t want to argue semantics. Holden, founder of Hold Security, gained a measure of fame last week when he said he had obtained 1.2 billion unique online credentials from a Russian gang. Some com...
It’s tough to come up more than a couple reasons why anyone should buy an Xbox One instead of a PlayStation 4 right now. Sure, the Xbox One is a great system with great exclusives (with more coming soon) and a great media hub. But what began as a console with next-gen potential now see...
Apple has a new iPad that has just gone into production, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The next Apple tablet will reportedly will reportedly come in both 9.7-inch (iPad Air) and 7.9-inch (iPad mini) flavors, per the news network’s sources, and will be equipped with a new an...
Yo, the minimalist messaging app that sends nothing but “Yo” alerts to your friends, has launched its first major update for iOS. How do you improve on an app that does nearly nothing? Well, in version 1.1 you’re now able to edit your own profile to include a photo an...
Twitter announced on Tuesday it will begin beta testing a new feature called “Promoted Video,” which is aimed at brands looking to upload and distribute their videos to the Twitter network. The feature, which expands upon the Twitter Amplify program, was previously revealed during Twit...
Sony on Tuesday announced that Share Play will arrive this fall as part of the PlayStation 4′s 2.00 software update. First announced during the PS4′s unveiling, Share Play will let any PSN friend hop into and play your games so long as he or she is a PlayStation Plus subscr...
The first Verizon Wireless smartphones to run voice calls exclusively over the 4G LTE network won’t hit the market until the first half of 2016. That’s according to Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, speaking to Wall Street at an investor conference on Tuesday. Sh...
Apple has been discussing how its “HealthKit” service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions sai...
Microsoft kicked off its press event at Gamescom on Tuesday by announcing some significant improvements to the TV experience for Xbox One owners. Preview users will soon get access to a streaming TV feature on the Xbox One, allowing you to watch TV on a Windows, iOS, or Android phone o...
I am an advocate of strong passwords — inconvenient, long, strong passwords.  7-1d7w!Ka was my Yahoo! password until a few hours ago.  Can you guess the phrase I based it on?  Hint … it’s written in LEET and it is a famous phrase from the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Got it? ...
Think of it as the Terminator’s human-friendly sibling. In a hotel lobby across the street from Apple’s corporate campus, a desk clerk places a razor in the bin of a three-foot-high robot and taps in a room number on a display. The robot, “Botlr,” chirps an R2-D2-style acknowledgment a...
Uber is using a pattern of aggressive and questionable tactics in its effort to control the car-on-demand market, according to rivals. New data provided by Lyft, a competitor, shows that Uber employees have ordered and canceled more than 5,000 Lyft rides since last October. The data wa...
Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop going on vacation. Depending on your schedule or budget, you might be able to squeeze in one more long weekend away before the weather starts to cool off and it’s time to get back into your regular routine. While you ar...
When I recently set out for the Pentagon’s R&D department, I instead found myself in front of a downtrodden shopping mall in Arlington, Virginia. I’d been navigating the old fashioned way—with my eyes—but when I pulled out my smartphone there it was, clearly marked in t...