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A Gift Guide For The Starter Smart Home

Nov 28, 2014 – 11:24 pm | Edit Post

By Darrell Etherington


The proliferation of smart home products means there’s never been a better time to get on board, even if you’re not that tech crazy or familiar with the market. Here’s the list of things to get you rolling with your own basic setup, plus a few nice-to-haves in case you want to go the extra mile.

Philips Hue Lux Starter Kit
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Too Many Droids

Nov 28, 2014 – 11:19 pm | Edit Post
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By Greg Kumparak

This morning’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and Adult Swim’s Too Many Cooks are, obviously, the most important videos of the millennium (falcon.)
What happens if the two were to hang out one night, share a …

Preparing For An Acquisition

Nov 28, 2014 – 11:00 pm | Edit Post

By Amit Paka

Silicon Valley is ground zero in the fight for technology talent and market share, and acquisitions are a great way to fuel that growth. Small acquisitions can help fill a business need quickly and are easier …

Gillmor Gang LIVE 11.28.14

Nov 28, 2014 – 9:10 pm | Edit Post
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By Steve Gillmor

Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today, Friday November 28, 2014 at 1pm PT.
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Mophie Powerstation Plus Review: Integrated Cable Is Both Blessing And Curse

Nov 28, 2014 – 8:26 pm | Edit Post

By Darrell Etherington

Mophie has a new Powerstation Plus backup battery, and it aims for compact, all-in-one design that should reduce bulk and complication when you’re searching for supplementary power. The new design builds a cable right into the …

About That Enterprise File Sharing Study

Nov 28, 2014 – 8:15 pm | Edit Post
Microsoft Dropbox

By Alex Wilhelm

Earlier this week, TechCrunch published commentary on a report concerning the current popularity of various enterprise cloud file sync and share products, a group of services usually shortened to the acronym ‘EFSS.’ Dropbox was far and …

PayPal’s Bitcoin Integration And The Future Of Digital Currency Adoption

Nov 28, 2014 – 8:00 pm | Edit Post

By Ken Miller

Recently, PayPal announced several partnerships aimed towards enabling certain PayPal merchants to be able to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment from their customers. This was a significant announcement on multiple fronts as many had …

Your annual festive people-fighting-over-electronics-at-Walmart video

Nov 28, 2014 – 7:30 pm | Edit Post

By Chris Matyszczyk Some traditions will not die. Wresting a home theater system out of someone else’s hands, for example.

Black Friday goes global as retailers import the US spending holiday

Nov 28, 2014 – 6:47 pm | Edit Post

By Stephen Shankland Thanksgiving may be American, but sales in the UK, France, Germany and China show the consumer frenzy is becoming a broader phenomenon.

The E-Label Act Will Remove Those Silly FCC Symbols From The Back Of Future Gadgets

Nov 28, 2014 – 6:35 pm | Edit Post

By Jordan Crook You know all that crap that’s listed on the back of your smartphone and tablet? It looks something like this: A jumble of letters and words, an FCC symbol, and instructions to not throw your …

Find Your Zen With Desert Golfing

Nov 28, 2014 – 6:01 pm | Edit Post
Desert Golfing

By Kyle Russell

If you’re looking for something to do while sitting around with family as you all process the remainder of the Thanksgiving meal still working its way through your digestive tract, I’ve got something for you that …