Amazon’s Drone Video Is The Perfect Devious Holiday Ad Campaign

prime-air_04 Amazon showed off a brand new Amazon Prime Air video yesterday. While it’s interesting to see that the project is still alive and moving forward, you can’t help but think that Amazon is trying to boost its holiday sales and public image with Prime Air. Read More

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GoTenna Keeps Your Cell Phone Connected, Even When You Don’t Have Cell Service

gotenna-phone GoTenna co-founder Daniela Perdomo knows that her startup has been “quiet for a long time,” but she said it’s for a good reason — the team has been busy turning its prototype into something that could be “manufactured at scale.”
The company aims to help users to communicate even when they don’t have any cell signal, whether it’s because… Read More

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How Tech Titans Know To Pull The Plug On Projects

pullplug Not every new idea is destined to be great. Sometimes even the most promising concepts end up in the scrap pile. You probably never heard about Google Here, but the project was so big that Alphabet CEO Larry Page himself made the final decision to abandon it. Aimed at smartphone users, Here would have allowed companies to interact with users by location. For instance, someone in a Gap… Read More
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12 Gifts To Inspire The Next Generation Of Coders

TC gift guide 2015 Are you buying a gift for a budding coder or hardware hacker? Kids today are truly spoilt on this front, with a very wide range of specialized kit that offers to teach tech smarts in a fun and engaging way. This gift guide pulls together some of the best children’s gifts in this category right now. Read More

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The New Google Glass Could Look Like A Monocle 🕵

Google Glass Monocle Get ready for the Google Monocle. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a new patent to Google for a potential upcoming version of Google Glass. The best way to put it is that it doesn’t look like a pair of glasses anymore — it’s a glorious monocle that wraps around your head. Read More

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