Why You Don’t Need the iPhone 5, by an iPhone Owner

Can you feel it yet? The slow, subtle build-up in peer pressure. The smug, self-satisfied looks from that guy in the office who pre-ordered the iPhone 5 at midnight. The questions from friends who assume that, because you like tech, you’re probably getting one. The calculations you catch yourself making, wondering if you could actually…

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How will Google Maps change our reality?

Much of the controversy surrounding Google Maps has centered on relatively concrete concerns like privacy and data gathering. But in a piece for The Guardian, Oliver Burkeman argues that digital mapping’s long-term impacts may fundamentally change the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. Aimless wandering, for instance, could easily become an…

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Now It’s Leaked, I Don’t Want The iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is set to sell like gangbusters. Every analyst on the planet has already voiced his or her opinion on the phone’s expected sales during the first month, heck, even during the life of the product. That’s great; I hope consumers dive all over it and get what they want. But I don’t want the iPhone 5….

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‘Electronic nose’ could detect small quantities of harmful airborne substances

Researchers have developed an “electronic nose” prototype that can detect small quantities of harmful airborne substances. Based on research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering, the device has potential applications in agriculture (detecting pesticide levels), industrial sites (detecting gas leaks, combustion emissions), homeland security (warning systems for bio-terrorism) and the military (detecting chemical…

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3 Tips to Get Your Customers to “Check In”

More than ever, consumers are relying on their smartphones to point them toward the best deals in town on the fly. For small-business owners, that means an opportunity to get them in the door when they’re already nearby. Nearly half of all U.S. adults now own a smartphone and, among them, one in five “checks…

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HTML5 vs. Apps: Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win

HTML5 is a new technology that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that run on any device via a standard web browser. Many think it will save the web, rendering native platform-dependent apps obsolete. So, which will win? Native apps or HTML5? A recent report from BI Intelligence explains why we think HTML5 will win out, and…

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