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Laura Sydell

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Size Matters: Why Apple Is Expected To Unveil A Bigger iPhone

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Pushed by rivals like Samsung, Apple is likely to announce bigger iPhones on Tuesday. Users of bigger-screen devices say they prefer their larger images and the ability to see multiple apps together.


In E-Book Price War, Amazon's Long-Term Strategy Requires Short-Term Risks

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Amazon's position is that "instead of selling 100,000 copies at $14.95, you would sell 200,000 copies, let's say, at $8.99 or $9.99," says industry analyst Tim Bajarin.


An Old-School Entertainer, Making Jazz In The Present Tense

Thursday, September 04, 2014

One of Europe's biggest jazz stars, pianist Stefano Bollani is also a TV personality, a published author and, his friends attest, a skilled impressionist.


Nude Photos Hack Wasn't Broad Attack On Apple Services

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Nude photos of celebrities have spread across the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple said that some celebrity accounts were hit by an attack on user names, passwords and security questions.


Amazon Makes A Big Move Into The World Of Online Gaming

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Amazon is buying Twitch Interactive, a live-streaming service for video game players. Amazon will reportedly pay more than $1 billion for the fast-growing tech company.


As Ferguson Unraveled, The World Found A New Way Of Watching

Monday, August 25, 2014

When protests over the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., live-streaming videos showed Americans what they couldn't see on TV.


Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.


How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

Monday, August 18, 2014

Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries โ€” but most won't.


In Hashtag Protest, 'Black Twitter' Shows Its Strength

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Following the shooting of an unarmed black teen, the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown caught fire on Twitter. The response demonstrated the scope of what's informally known as Black Twitter.

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A Good IT Person Needs To Be Half Technologist, Half Psychologist

Monday, August 11, 2014

Your doctor and lawyer may know a lot about you. But in a time when we are using computers to socialize, keep track of finances, do work and store family photos, your IT person probably knows more.

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In Tech Marketing Jobs, Women's Successes Are Rarely Recognized

Monday, August 04, 2014

It's no secret that men dominate the top positions in Silicon Valley. But there are areas of the tech industry with lots of women: marketing and PR. Their contributions are often key, but overlooked.


FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made By Kids

Friday, July 11, 2014

Amazon is facing charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it willingly allowed children to make millions of dollars in purchases inside apps without parental consent.


In A Battle For Web Traffic, Bad Bots Are Going After Grandma

Thursday, July 03, 2014

"Bad" Web bots are going after everyone they can, but why? Because by hijacking Grandma's computer, they make it look as if she visits a site often, thus making the site more valuable to advertisers.


Supreme Court Deals A Big Win For TV Broadcasters

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a TV streaming startup, is violating the copyrights of TV producers, marketers and broadcasters by offering subscribers the ability to watch and record broadcasts on any Internet-enabled device. It now appears that Aereo will have to shut down.


Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dr. James Chang of Stanford University uses hands sculpted by Rodin, together with 3-D technology, to create an experience of augmented reality for his students and surgery trainees.


Aisha Tyler Tells Us The Real Problem With Gaming And Diversity

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"The idea that there's not diversity in gameplay is just not true," says Archer star and gamer Aisha Tyler. "Does it need to be better? Absolutely."

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Critics Renew Calls For More Diverse Video Game Characters

Friday, June 13, 2014

Women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, but they were hardly represented on stage and in games previewed at a big game industry trade event in Los Angeles.


At E3, Critics Renew Calls For More Diverse Video Game Characters

Friday, June 13, 2014

Even though women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, there are few female protagonists in big-selling video games. The same goes for ethnic and racial minorities.


Q&A: Nintendo President Says Don't Count Out Mario

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The once-powerful name in gaming has been relegated to third-place status in recent years. Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime says Mario and other franchises are key to the company's future.


Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff

Monday, June 09, 2014

For more than a year, YouTube has been trying to launch a music streaming service. It has reached licensing agreements with the major labels, but has put independents on notice.