Everyone’s gadgets look the same these days. That’s because they generally look so good out of the box. But why not personalize your gear a little bit? Make it really your own and let your personality come through every time you bring out your smartphone, tablet, computer, or other tech gadgets for all the world [...]Show More Summary
For smaller projects, is a database worth it?
Ben Bernanke has delivered his commencement speech for this year's graduates of Simon's Rock, a quirky graduate school in Massachusetts. The whole thing is here. It might be the only commencement speech all year to contain footnotes....Show More Summary
REUTERS Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on a screen televised from their headquarters moments after their IPO launch on May 18, 2012. Today marks the one-year anniversary of Facebook's historic IPO, one of the largest -- and arguably...Show More Summary
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will make some kind of an announcement on Monday. The press conference was first tweeted by CNBC, and confirmed by other publications. Obviously, some people think that Mayer will announce that Yahoo is buying Tumblr for as much as $1.1 billion. Show More Summary
With Apple's stock in an unstable state and the press questioning its innovation, other competitors such as Samsung have taken the lead. Apple is rumored to be working on a new iPhone 5S as well as an iPhone 6, which is exactly what the company needs in order to retake some of the market share that they have lost. Show More Summary
Yahoo's board is meeting Sunday evening to decide whether to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka reported last night. So that means there are only a few hours left for Facebook to submit a compelling counter-offer. Show More Summary
Last year, Facebook marked a new milestone in its nine-year history. It lost users. While the network did pass the 1 billion monthly active user threshold globally in 2012, Facebook also lost 1.4 million U.S. monthly active users late last year, a small but symbolic decline. Show More Summary
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Back on Earth, Canadian astronaut and cyberspace tweeter Chris Hadfield is getting a rough re-introduction to gravity after a five-month stint aboard the International Space Station, the former commander told reporters during a video webcast from Houston. Show More Summary
A former Amazon Web Services engineer recently conducted an Ask-Me-Anything session on Reddit, and one of the more surprising things he said was just how much of a threat Google's cloud computing service is to Amazon. That's because Google's cloud is faster than Amazon's, he said. Show More Summary
I'm in Philly for the weekend, determined to prove I can have a great time for less than $100. So far, I'm having a blast and I've still got 80 bucks to play around with. One of my biggest concerns in planning this trip was figuring out how to get around in the cheapest way possible. Show More Summary
This weekend I attended a wedding where smartphones being used as cameras were everywhere. It really highlighted for me how people don’t live in the moment anymore. The idea of removing the barrier between you and the moment you are enjoying has always been a dream of mine. Show More Summary
Every week Mac Games and More (http://www.macgamesandmore.com/) features a casual, but gripping game just for you to sink your teeth into over the weekend. This week, prepare yourself to speak with ghosts while wandering around a spooky manor but make sure the thief of souls does not get a hold of you. Download it and [...]Show More Summary
But it advises against using frog-based pregnancy tests.
In 1994, Steve Jobs sat down in front of a camera for the Silicon Valley Historical Association and offered a lot of awesome advice about success and failure from his own personal experience. We previously posted a clip from this interview, less than two-minutes long, where Jobs gave the best tip ever on how to succeed: ask for help. Show More Summary
With a name like the Mi-T Grip, you expect this dash mount from Bracketron to be either A.) sold on some late night TV commercial, or B.)...actually, no. You just expect A. Thankfully, the Mi-T Grip Dash Mount rises above its name, and is the first to successfully address each of my dash mount needs.
Spark Inspector (US$39.99 single-license) offers an exciting new development tool. Targeting devs looking to refine their user interfaces, it enables you to interactively tweak view properties like frames and layers. The app centers around an Interface Builder-like experience, with familiar-looking attribute and size inspectors. Show More Summary
You can almost see the “missed connection” personal ads these pundits would write: “You: gullible reader, looking for more information about the technology industry. Me: technology pundit willfully ignoring implicit costs, pushing really...Show More Summary
Ars also debates how to make game play sportsmanlike.
If you enjoyed this week's roundup of iPhone cases, check out last week’s edition, Opposites Attract.