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Give the people what they want

By | May 3, 2012

Spring is full of new creative projects. The past few months have seen many high-profile and highly successful Kickstarter campaigns, each one raising more money than the last. The trend this spring shows a shift in consumer culture — that people will pay for things they want before they’ve had the chance to use or…

A looking glass into new reality

By | Apr 19, 2012

In the future, we’ll all be wearing glasses — if Google gets its way.

Skipping class just got easier

By | Apr 5, 2012

GoodSemester allows students and instructors to post resources and communicate with one another. It’s a mashup of social tools and classroom dynamics that has become the standard among startups looking to disrupt education.

A risky redesign for Microsoft

By | Mar 22, 2012

Microsoft needs help. The company is no longer the dominant PC force and is prepared to gamble its future to halt Apple’s momentum by making major changes to its core product, Windows. After more than a decade without any massive changes, with Windows 8 Microsoft is throwing out one of the most iconic symbols in…

Measuring life by the numbers

By | Mar 1, 2012

Every time you get on the Internet or your smartphone, data is being collected about where you go, what you click on and more.

Small screen, smart outcome

By | Feb 16, 2012

Tech news consumers have been hearing about the post-PC era for a while now — a world where phones and tablets will handle the majority of our computing needs. For the first time ever, smart phone sales exceeded PCs this past holiday quarter, and tablets like the iPad and Kindle Fire have been growing in…

Making real life more game-like

By | Feb 2, 2012

Nearly everyone plays games. Whether people are hard-core gamers with multiple systems or casual players of Angry Birds, they are familiar with earning rewards for completing in-game goals. They enjoy trying to better their skills and show off to their friends. What if those game elements could be used outside of virtual reality? What if…

Looking past SOPA

By | Jan 26, 2012

Entertainment media fought the Internet, and the Internet won, for now.

Tablets battle for No. 1 spot

By | Dec 14, 2011

While 2011 has been deemed the “Year of the Tablet,” it has come up short of what many tech experts predicted.

Bring on the computer geeks

By | Nov 30, 2011

If you quit school now, you could be making six figures before you turn 30.

Federal block on free speech

By | Nov 9, 2011

The U.S. government sent techies into a frenzy when it introduced a new law that limits freedom of speech online.

Apple upgrades may save stocks

By | Oct 26, 2011

For the first time in almost a decade, Apple fell short of analysts’ earning predictions last quarter. This is just the latest bruise in a bunch of bad Apple stories in the past few weeks.