Author Archives: Dora Andrews

Apple patent stuffs two ports into one, saves space in your laptop

Port space is very limited on laptops, but Apple has just received a patent that could solve that problem in the simplest way possible: cramming two ports into one. Expanding on what we've seen with some multi-format card readers, Apple has designed a layered port whose staggered electrical contacts and ...

Yowza: Salesforce commits to Oracle hardware (!)

Summary: Salesforce.com has always been Oracle-centric on the software side. But it’s also run on commodity hardware. That’s about to change, says Oracle. Everyone knew Salesforce.com and Oracle were going to expand their relationship – Oracle CEO Larry Ellison helpfully preannounced that news last week during the company’s rather rocky earnings call. ...

Kickstarter plans North American expansion, launches in Canada this summer

That's right Canucks, Kickstarter's launching in your neck of the woods before the midnight sun sets for the season. The crowdfunding site released a teaser page today, announcing that it'll open up to Canada-based projects later this summer. It's not the first site of its kind to accept submissions from ...

Ready for Your Close-Up, Mr. Systrom: Zuckerberg Touts 15-Second Instagram Video at Facebook Event

Mark Zuckerberg opened the Instagram event at Facebook’s Silicon Valley HQ today, focusing on the growth of the popular photo-sharing service that he bought last year for a pile of dough and that announced today that it will now be offering video too. But it was up to Instagram head and ...

Washington Post reveals new PRISM slides, offers greater clarity into the US’ surveillance operation

PRISM: The surveillance story that started with four leaked slides from the Washington Post, today gets a bit clearer. The publication has revealed four more annotated slides about the once-secret NSA operation, along with detailing the various levels of scrutiny from the FBI and NSA that happen before, during and ...

HTC Makes the One the Android to Beat

In the crowded world of Android, it pays to be bold. HTC has spent years pairing its striking hardware designs with memorable software overlays for Android. But Samsung has surged ahead with a few bold moves of its own. In an attempt to get some of its mojo back, HTC created ...

Toshiba will launch 84-, 65- and 58-inch 4K TVs in August, prices start at $4,999

We caught a glimpse of Toshiba's second generation 4K TVs at CES in January and at a European event in March, and now the company has announced it's delivering three versions of the L9300U series this fall. All feature its CEVO 4K Quad+Dual Core processor built-in to handle image processing ...