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App-happy Or App-athetic eBook Readers: Kindle vs Nook vs iPad vs Sony EReader?

Following the eBook reader market since 2009, while the competition amongst brands remains steep, there are advances in app support that might determine which device you gravitate towards in the future. One of the advantages of having your reading library 'in the cloud' is the accessibility of your books on multiple devices. However some of the top name products offer better cross-platform than others. So if you're a consumer who's looking for flexibility with multi-device app support, you should be aware of the break-down for each major eBook platform.

The Five Biggest Robotics Trends to Watch in 2013

This piece looks at five of the trends in robots that it will be important to watch in 2013, but citing ongoing projects and pairing it shows the future importance of robot recycling, student competitions and other important areas of the robosphere that observers, casual or professional, should keep an eye on to stay up to date.

Is The Transparent Smartphone Coming?

Is the transparent smartphone coming? One company would like us to think so, but others are sceptical.

New Car Technologies Make Driving Safer

From sensors to warning lights and indicators, there are new features introduced every year to make driving easier and safer.

Tiffany Shlain Melds Collaboration & Cloudsourcing Into Cloud Filmmaking [Video]

There's a myriad number of techie memes that have entered our zeitgeist derived from a term we use to simply call "collaboration." Pre-Internet, dating back to the idiom or trope of "Hey, Lets Put On A Show," Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney were the first in movies to introduce a plot line signaling the need for collaboration. Today, instead of orphans trying to raise money to turn a barn into a stage, filmmakers are looking to the clouds not only for funding but also inspiration. 

New HTML5 Gaming Kit For Developers

A new game engine called Game Closure allows anyone to get started making games for the web, desktop, mobile platforms and more using HTML5.

LinkedIn Or SuckedIn?

As an early adopter of the social network LinkedIn dating back almost ten years to its launch in May 5, 2003, I was also one of first to purchase their stock when its IPO hit in late May, 2011. Just a short five years ago, its membership only totaled 30 million professionals, a fraction of the hundreds of millions flocking to Facebook. However with their "gated-access approach," the network built trust amongst its users who have sinced gone on to build effective individual networks of connections that like myself proved to produce lucrative business relationships over the years.

Opera Browser Transitioning To WebKit

After reaching 300 millions monthly users, Opera decided that it was time to switch to the WebKit engine for future versions.

Is Apple Working On An iWatch?

Is Apple working on the iWatch? This has been a question that many pundits have asked for years now, and again today, the New York Times reports that this may indeed be the case.


Lotteria's Bacon Hangover Cheeseburger Lays It On Extra Thick & Double Wide

Lotteria's upcoming limited-edition “Bacon Hangover Cheeseburger” not only thinks outside the bun, it dares to go there! What's more, the new extended-range burger features bacon so thick it can probably carry the burger without any help from the beef.