This year, electric-car maker Tesla Motors will account for less than 0.05% of the world’s passenger car output. Yet within the financial media bubble, it seems like it generates 99% of auto-industry headlines.
A few short months ago, that was a good thing. But now we’re seeing the flip side of the coin.
Tesla’s ascendancy to the spotlight came courtesy of two factors: a unique CEO and... » more
Can somebody check the thermostat in Hell? Seems to be running a bit cold down there.
Verizon, the U.S. carrier guaranteed to be a distant fourth in rolling out smartphone updates to users, shocked the Android community with a surprisingly prompt rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat to its Moto X users -- not even three weeks since Google unveiled the latest version alongside the Nexus 5.
The... » more
Finally, we’ve got a plausible explanation for the Google mystery barge floating off the coast of San Francisco. It will be a showroom.
OK, it’ll be a vast and extremely cool, celebrity architect-designed floating showroom, complete with tall sails that look like fish fins. But a showroom is what it will be, and while it’s still under wraps for now, you’ll be able to see the same kind of stuff... » more
Another year, another disappointment for anyone expecting an Apple television set.
In his 2011 biography, Steve Jobs claimed that he had "cracked" the concept of an integrated TV, and since then we’ve had plenty of rumors -- but little else. We may as well be waiting for Godot.
There was reason to hope. Consumers have spent the last few years in a purgatory of dongles,... » more
The smartphone industry is growing really, really fast.
But it's also a mess.
On Tuesday, research firm IDC busted out its third-quarter industry numbers, reporting that the smartphone industry grew by an impressive 39.9%. Year-over-year, Android units were up 51.3%.
Google's dominant Android operating system crossed past 80% market share for the first time ever,... » more
We all know better than to read YouTube comments, the ignorant, barely literate epithets that malign gender, race, and sexual preference -- when they're not spamming for profitable work-at-home jobs -- posted below a video of cat inside a cardboard box. Arguably, the site is better known for the hate-spewing mouth-breathers who lurk in the comment sections than the videos themselves.
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Shortly before he passed, Steve Jobs gave the world the ultimate "One more thing ..."
In Walter Isaacson's biography on the Apple co-founder and former CEO, Jobs claimed he had "cracked" the code on delivering an integrated TV set with a unique and as-of-yet undisclosed distribution system that would revolutionize how the masses consume content.
"It will have... » more
Olivier Plusquellec is the founder of Ode à la Rose, a same-day flower delivery site in Manhattan.
Before he devoted his time to helping New Yorkers make their apartments and offices look and smell more beautiful, Plusquellec, 37, was a midtown investment banker at Societe Generale until 2008 and then at Natixis until late 2011.
He officially launched OdealaRose.com, which has its offices... » more
Has it really only been six years since Apple unveiled the original iPhone?
Since 2007, the world has been blindsided by a wealth of revolutions and innovations in tech, especially in the mobile field, rendering the pre-iPhone world as antiquated as a sparkly animated gif on a MySpace profile.
And yet, compare the original, Mark I iPhone with the iPhone 5S from this year, and the similarities... » more
If you are an Apple devotee with both a Mac and an iPhone, there is a cool new way to use both in tandem. Knock, a new app, allows you to unlock your Mac with just two taps on your iPhone.
It’s pretty simple, but it seems just magical in the promo video. And it isn’t just a parlor trick. Compared to the tired old process of typing passwords, it’s actually more secure. Knock uses Bluetooth... » more