Apple Watch iPhone

How many Android users will convert to iPhone because of the Apple Watch?

By on March 27, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

How many Android users will convert to iPhone because of the Apple Watch?

As applied to Apple, the ‘halo effect’ refers to the dynamic wherein the popularity and success of one product incentivizes  consumers to purchase other Apple products they might not otherwise have given a second look.

The first notable example of this dynamic was seen when the iPod became a household name back in the mid-2000s. Building on this, the unparalleled success of the iPhone and iPad further served to familiarize the masses with the Apple brand, thereby having a discernible impact on Mac sales overall.

Looking ahead, with the Apple Watch launch on the horizon, Apple’s most impactful halo effect yet may be just around the corner.

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HTC Lead Designer Leaves

HTC still in turmoil: Lead designer out after just one year on the job

By on March 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

HTC still in turmoil: Lead designer out after just one year on the job

It’s never a good sign to see a major executive shakeup at a company just after it makes a major product launch — see Windows 8 architect Steven Sinofsky’s abrupt departure from Microsoft after Windows 8 launched, for instance. This is now the case with HTC, which last week announced that CEO Peter Chou would be replaced by chairman Cher Wang less than a month after the company unveiled its flagship HTC One M9 phone. And now Engadget brings us word of another key departure: Jonah Becker, HTC’s VP of Industrial Design, who leaves the company after just a year working as its lead designer. More →

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Fear the Walking Dead

Fear the Walking Dead is the name of AMC’s The Walking Dead spinoff

By on March 27, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Fear the Walking Dead is the name of AMC’s The Walking Dead spinoff

On Friday afternoon, Robert Kirkman, author of The Walking Dead and executive producer on the television series, took to Twitter to reveal that AMC’s spinoff series finally, officially has a name: Fear the Walking Dead. More →

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Google Fiber Kansas City Benefits

3 ways Google Fiber is helping Kansas City besides offering 1Gbps Internet service

By on March 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

3 ways Google Fiber is helping Kansas City besides offering 1Gbps Internet service

Kansas City was very lucky to be the first city to get Google Fiber and we’re not talking just about the 1Gbps Internet service. NextCity has taken a look at some of the side benefits that Kansas City is reaping thanks to being the first Google Fiber city in America and they show just how great it can be to be the first major city in the U.S. to get a high-speed fiber network. More →

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Apple Watch Running

The Apple Watch doesn’t need GPS to help you keep in shape

By on March 27, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

The Apple Watch doesn’t need GPS to help you keep in shape

One of the key selling points of the Apple Watch is its utility as a health-oriented tracking device. Not only will the Apple Watch keep tabs on your movements, track the number of steps you take, and measure your daily calories burned, it’s also designed to encourage you to be more active if it senses you’ve been sedentary for too long.

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Google Surgery Robot

The first Google robot worth truly getting excited for

By on March 27, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

The first Google robot worth truly getting excited for

It’s not a secret that Google is interested in robotics and that’s developing its own robots with technology purchased from no less than eight robotics companies. Various video clips have already shown the advancements made by the company but the search giant has an even more interesting robot in the works that could be a literal life saver. More →

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Retina MacBook USB-C

How the Retina MacBook is already influencing rivals

By on March 27, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

How the Retina MacBook is already influencing rivals

Apple’s recently announced 12-inch Retina MacBook is not even available to consumers yet, but it’s already having an impact on competing devices, as rivals are already looking at adopting one of its main features, Digitimes reports. More →

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Moto X 2015 Release Date

This is when we can expect the next-gen Moto X to be released

By on March 27, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

This is when we can expect the next-gen Moto X to be released

This month has been packed with exciting news for Android fans, but even with the release date and pricing of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 out of the way, there’s still time for a few more smartphone revelations before the end of March. More →

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Dragon Age Halo Online Pillars of Eternity

Dragon Age, Halo Online and Pillars of Eternity round out the week’s best game trailers

Dragon Age, Halo Online and Pillars of Eternity round out the week’s best game trailers

By on March 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hits the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all of them, which is why we’ve decided to collect our favorites into a single post. More →

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LG G4 Note Release Date

Leaked pics may reveal LG’s massive new ‘G4 Note’ phablet

By on March 27, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Leaked pics may reveal LG’s massive new ‘G4 Note’ phablet

We know LG is working on some hot Android handsets that will come out in 2015 and recent leaks from xda-developers have revealed that a high-end G4 model, and maybe even a G4 Note phablet, will be launched this year. More →

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104-Year-Old Woman Dr. Pepper

Watch: 104-year-old Dr. Pepper fan boasts of outliving doctors who told her to stop drinking soda

By on March 27, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

Watch: 104-year-old Dr. Pepper fan boasts of outliving doctors who told her to stop drinking soda

It’s always great to see someone maintain their joie de vivre late in life and that’s certainly the case with 104-year-old Elizabeth Sullivan, who told CNN this week that she’s been drinking three Dr. Peppers a day for decades and that she’s never been to the hospital unless it’s to give birth or have her tonsils removed. More →

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Password Strength Security

Why your password isn’t as safe or secure as you think

By on March 27, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

Why your password isn’t as safe or secure as you think

Because people are generally unable to come up with rock-solid passwords on their own, many websites that require user-generated passwords employ “password strength meters” which inform users how secure their chosen password is.

If you choose “Puppy” as a password, you’re liable to be told your password is weak and encouraged, if not downright forced, to pick a new one. On the other hand, picking something like “24DoYz@93mU” will likely see you pass with a “strong password” blessing.

Now, new research has discovered that the reliability of many password strength meters themselves may not be all its cracked up to be.

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