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This Teen Went From Being A Die-Hard YouTube Fan To A Star With Thousands Of Fans

19-year-old Issa "Twaimz" Tweimeh has been a die-hard fan of YouTuber Shane Dawson for years. With more than 6 million subscribers, 1 billion views, and a brand-new movie, Dawson is a favorite in the YouTube community.  Last year, Twaimz...Show More Summary

What Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, And 11 Other Tech Visionaries Were Like In College

The technology industry is known for having been created by college dropouts like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Larry Ellison, but that doesn't mean these innovators didn't have meaningful undergraduate experiences. Bill Gates became friends...Show More Summary

Review: Pad and Quill’s Contega Linen case for iPad Air 2 is handmade perfection (Video)

It’s always refreshing to see iOS accessory makers doing something different and Pad & Quill leads the pack in this area. With handmade cases crafted from linen, leather, and wood, it’s hard to go wrong with this simplistically elegant spin on cases. Lately I’ve been using Pad & Quill’s Contega Linen case for iPad Air […]

Through the Google lens: search trends November 7-13

Taylor, Kim, Kobe—this trio of familiar faces was all over search this week.Oh my God, look at that faceShe may not have broken the Internet, but Kim Kardashian certainly got our collective attention this week with her saucy Paper magazine cover shoot showing off her famous derriere. Show More Summary

Apple's Claims of Improved Performance on iPhone 4s and iPad 2 With iOS 8.1.1 Put to the Test

Following the launch of iOS 8 back in September, many iPhone 4s users reported widespread issues ranging from slow performance to choppy animations. With Monday's release of iOS 8.1.1 promising "increased stability and performance improvements...Show More Summary

Google Wrote An Equation For Deciding Which Engineers Should Get Promoted — Here's Why It Failed (GOOG)

Google is famous for making decisions based on crunching data. In most cases it works for the company, but using algorithms and insights isn't always the best approach. That was the lesson Google's VP of People Analytics, Prasad Setty, shared in an address at the company's re:Work conference (we first spotted the video of his speech on Quartz). Show More Summary

John Hodgman: ‘The government should be laying down broadband like Eisenhower laid down interstates’

Long before John Oliver called for an end to "cable company fkery," another comedian also named John was beating the net neutrality drum. As far back as 2006, author and actor John Hodgman was using postal envelopes to explain how Internet service providers might let content from Google and Amazon through to consumers very easily […]

John Hodgman: ‘The government should be laying down broadband like Eisenhower laid down interstates’

Long before John Oliver called for an end to "cable company fkery," another comedian also named John was beating the net neutrality drum. As far back as 2006, author and actor John Hodgman was using postal envelopes to explain how Internet service providers might let content from Google and Amazon through to consumers very easily […]

FCC calls on AT&T to explain its neutrality-inspired broadband “pause”

AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson's statement earlier this week that the company would "pause" the rollout of its high-speed, fiber-to-the-home program while questions about the country's net neutrality policies are resolved has caught the attention of federal regulators. Show More Summary

DIYers! Belkin WeMo ‘Maker’ brings smartphone remote and IFTTT functionality to nearly any device

At this point, we are all familiar with the Belkin WeMo line of products. They’ve been empowering consumers with smartphone-connected home automation products for some time now, from light switches to its newly released coffee maker. While the WeMo line performs a number of simple tasks, it has not necessarily provided the level of open […]

Why Obama called out the FCC in public

In his call for the Federal Communications Commission to embrace strong oversight of Internet service providers, President Obama stressed that the FCC is an independent agency. "I can't just call him up and tell him exactly what to do," Obama previously said of FCC chairman Tom Wheeler. Wheeler agrees. He thanked Obama for weighing in on the […]

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Google Nexus 6 – Full comparison (Video)

It’s not always the easiest task to compare an iOS device with one running Android. Most people choose one platform or another as a personal preference or an investment into the ecosystem that provides what they need. Today we’re comparing the Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. There are benefits to each […]

Walmart’s Black Friday Apple deals revealed: iPad mini w/ $30 GC $199, iPad Air w/ $100 GC $397, much more

From 9to5Toys.com: It is definitely November. Three days in a row we’ve shared different blockbuster Black Friday ads: Monday was Target, yesterday was Best Buy, and now we have Walmart. Walmart’s holiday deals often standout from a pricing and spectacle perspective. Show More Summary

With the Taylor Swift Experience app, we have officially reached peak Taylor Swift

Peak Taylor Swift, as it turns out, has nothing to do with T-shirts, bleachers, Diet Coke ads or Instagram videos. There's an app for peak Taylor, and it's American Express Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience, the best-selling pop star's "cinematic interactive musical experience," available for download on iPhone and Android. Show More Summary

With the Taylor Swift Experience app, we have officially reached peak Taylor Swift

Peak Taylor Swift, as it turns out, has nothing to do with T-shirts, bleachers, Diet Coke ads or Instagram videos. There's an app for peak Taylor, and it's American Express Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience, the best-selling pop star's "cinematic interactive musical experience," available for download on iPhone and Android. Show More Summary

Keira Knightley Was Freaked Out By Sergey Brin's Crocs

Actress Keira Knightley was freaked out by Google founder Sergey Brin's Crocs when she met him a special screening of her new movie "The Imitation Game." The screening took place at tech mogul Yuri Milner's giant mansion in Silicon Valley, and Knightley talked about the experience — and Brin's choice of footwear — on Jimmy Kimmel last night. Show More Summary

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