With superstar tech journalists Walter Mossberg and Kara Swisher departing the Wall Street Journal and its All Things D vertical at year’s end, the Journal has brought several new names aboard as its new tech reviewing team. The WSJ announced in a blog post that it is “tripling resources” devoted to technology coverage.
When it comes to celebrity endorsements, Beats headphone brand long since crossed over from the rap world to sports, with the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Garnett already appearing in commercials for the company. When the pre-game show has those shots of a player getting off the team bus before game time, that guy more »
Weren’t we supposed to have universal mobile phone charging by now? I think I remember hearing that discussed at various conferences and in position papers about technology standards. But we’re not there yet- Apple’s insistence on the new proprietary Lightning connector starting with the iPhone 5 may have had something to do with that- and so until then, we’ll have to be content with the Digital Treasures ChargeIt! Universal Power Bank. And I certainly am.
Need a way to watch a lot of content on your mobile devices, without needing to actually download it all? There’s now a solution in the form of the Dane-Electric Media Streamer.
A New York startup called KeyMe is expanding an app-based service that has a chance to be hugely disruptive- to the locksmith business, at least.
Google took the consumer electronics world in July by storm with the announcement of the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player, a digital media dongle available at the unbelievably low price point of $35.
BlackBerry may have had a planned sale fall apart, leading to the firing of its CEO, on Monday. But that didn’t stop the troubled company from sending a message to the next mayor of New York City on Wednesday. As pointed out on his blog by my long-ago journalism professor John Carroll, BlackBerry ran an more »
Monster on Wednesday announced its latest high-profile celebrity partnership, with former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. The future Hall of Famer will market the company’s consumer electronics products across various categories, including headphones and personal audio. The 7’1″ Shaq will start with the Monster M7 tablet and Powercard backup battery. “I am excited that we are more »
With International CES, the annual Las Vegas conflagration of tech CEOs, Hollywood celebrities, and tens of thousands of other people, just two months away, the organizers of CES on Tuesday launched a new mobile app and website for the big show. The website and app feature a clean, easy-to-use look that’s meant to be seamless more »
For those of you who are frequent fliers and like to keep listening to music, reading ebooks and catching up on email on electronic devices without a completely unnecessary 25-minute delay, today is your lucky day. The Federal Aviaton Administration has finally announced that airlines will soon be allowed to let customers use portable electronic more »
An early pioneer of the streaming revolution bit the dust this week, with the news that Orb Networks has been acquired by an unknown buyer, and will soon wind down operations. As reported Wednesday by Engadget, Orb’s founder and CEO Joe Costello posted a note on the company’s website that Orb’s team and technologies have more »
Want to try some earbud headphones that are good-looking, good-sounding and don’t hurt your ears? Polk Audio has debuted its Nue Era in-ear headphones, which the company is pitching towards “fashionistas and audiophiles alike.” I tried out the headphones on a jog, as well as while listening to music at work, on a walk and more »