Google Launches $999 Chromebox for Meetings

Google launched the Chromebox for Meetings today, designed by popular electronics manufacturer ASUS, for $999 USD. The platform will use the power of Chrome OS coupled with Google Hangouts to bring meetings to up to 15 participants. Anyone with a Gmail account and Hangouts will be able to join a meeting hosted by someone with…

LinkedIn Acquires Job Matching Service Bright

In its largest-ever acquisition, LinkedIn has bought job matching service Bright for $120 million USD. LinkedIn is the largest and most popular social network centered around showcasing and furthering members’ professional goals. Bright uses advanced mathematical algorithms to match qualified users to employers who may overlook their applications. Bright’s founder Eduardo Vivas makes it clear…

Apple Store Removes Last Bitcoin Wallet App

Citing an “unresolved issue” with Bitcoin, tech giant Apple has removed the final remaining Bitcoin wallet app, Blockchain, from the App Store with seemingly no way to address the take down. Bitcoin is a digital currency that has gained popularity and a significant user base in the past few years. A finite number of Bitcoins…

Quickie App Review: SeriesGuide

Normally, I don’t make a fuss over content tracking apps. However, as TV shows become more cinematic, dramatic, and engaging, I found myself unable to keep track of all the amazing new shows that I wanted to see. Enter SeriesGuide, developer Uwe Trottmann’s answer to this common problem. This app has become indispensable to both…

Facebook Paper Is Facebook, But Better

Facebook announced this morning a new standalone app called Paper. The goal of Paper is to offer a more enjoyable Facebook browsing experience by combining a user’s Newsfeed as well as social exploration into one place. The exploration aspect of Paper will come from a broad selection of topics, creators, and “emerging voices” that are…

SwiftKey Comes to iOS Through Note Taking App

Popular Android keyboard replacement SwiftKey has finally arrived on Apple devices in its first iOS app, but not in a way that you might expect. SwiftKey Note brings the beloved keyboard to Apple devices with many of its features intact, acting as both a companion app to note taking favorite Evernote and as a standalone…

Review: Moshi VersaPouch Mini

Accessories manufacturer Moshi is known for its unique cables, unusual earbud designs, and interesting cases. The Moshi VersaPouch Mini is one of those interesting cases, and something that I’ve never quite experienced before. The VersaPouch Mini is a tablet sleeve that is deep enough to fit tablets up to 8 inches in size, allowing you…

Quickie Review: TYLT Syncable

I recently received a TYLT Syncable Charge & Sync cable in the mail, and felt the need to share my review of this device. I’ve never owned a TYLT product before, but I did some research on their website and came up with one simple conclusion: This company makes some really interesting looking products! Take…

Marissa Mayer Fires Yahoo COO

Yahoo! chief operating officer (COO) Henrique de Castro has been fired by CEO Marissa Mayer. The former Google employee was the first of many acquisitions by Mayer beginning in 2012, and also her first “big” buy 15 months ago. In an internal memo shared by a source of Re/code’s Kara Swisher, Mayer states: During my…

Fanny Wang Announces Premium Metal On Ear Headphones

Popular headphone manufacturer Fanny Wang announced a new product line, their premium Metal On Ear Headphones, at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. These high-end headphones are made of durable, yet light, aluminium and feature earcups that turn 90-degrees inward for easy storage. Read the full press release below. Fanny Wang Debuts Metal On Ear Headphones with…

Facebook Gets Trending Topics Feature

Mimicking Twitter, Facebook announced today a new feature that will slowly roll out to users of “select countries” called Trending. It’s Facebook’s latest answer to Twitter’s popular Trends feature, and will work similarly. There is a twist, however – Facebook’s engineering manager, Chris Struhar, had the following to say: “The list is personalized, including topics…

Gumdrop Cases Announces Two New Lines for iPads

Popular mobile case manufacturer Gumdrop Cases announced two new lines of iPad cases during CES 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. The first is the Hideaway, previously released for full-sized iPads and now available for the iPad Mini, which is available in three colors and has a handy folding stand built into the case. The case…

Review: Poetic SlimLine Case for Nexus 7 (2013)

        Poetic is one of the tech industry’s leading smartphone and tablet case and accessory manufacturers. Recently I got my hands on one of their SlimLine cases for Google & Asus’ second generation Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. A full-featured 7-inch Android tablet, the Nexus 7 has seen both critical praise and, subsequently,…