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What is BufferBox and why did Google buy it?

Google purchased BufferBox Inc. The startup is the product of Y Combinator that allows you to have your packages delivered to a proxy so that you can pick them up when you want. What does it mean for BufferBox? I’ve worked as a startup, and in many ways you can be tightly constrained financially and [...]

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Amazon offering online credits for Prime members who aren’t in a rush

Killer news for Amazon Prime users, Amazon is giving Amazon rebates for customers willing to wait a bit longer for their shipments. Not guaranteed The option may not be available for every order, and for some it may not even be worth a credit. Amazon’s explanation reads: Promotional credit may be offered for selecting No-Rush [...]

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Mobile Gaming needs tactile controllers as well

Okay, so mobile gaming is taking off. The iPod touch is the ‘funnest iPod.’ We’re all impressed by the graphic and technical advances on these mobile devices. But in the end, they’re still all touch screens. Touch screens are great Nintendo understands the value of a touch screen. Just look at their last couple products. [...]

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Tablets in education raise a lot of questions. Amazon has an excellent answer

Technology is coming to the classroom. Tablets help kids learn. Tablets help teachers teach. Study and tests have consistently shown that when you deploy tablets in the classroom good things happen. There are some technical and financial obstacles that are holding back these devices from massive adoption. As time moves on these obstacles are being [...]

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Belkin Announced a new Wi-Fi Baby Monitor with iOS App

Haven’t exactly heard amazing things about the WeMo Home Automation system. Gizmodo certainly didn’t like it. However, the reviews on Amazon seem to be telling me that the firmware updates have fixed the bulk of the bugs. The new WeMo Baby monitor is a new Wi-Fi enabled microphone. The system isn’t very expensive at $90 [...]

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Amazon A9 Founder to Join Apple and Run Siri

According to AllThingsD, Apple has hired Amazon A9′s co-founder and CEO William Stasior to take the helm of the voice recognition program Siri. Stasior, who holds a PhD from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, formerly led product and engineering for the Search & Navigation team at Amazon before finding the independent search company [...]

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Best Buy to match Amazon’s prices for the holidays

You’ve heard of the “showrooming” trend, right? It’s the idea that we, as educated and always-connected consumers use brick and mortar stores, like Best Buy, to check out the products we’re interested in, then walk out the door empty-handed to make a beeline for the computer. We complete our purchases online, often for prices better [...]

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The iPad Mini has a face. Leaked pictures of the fully assembled iPad Mini

And, now we have a leak of the full iPad Mini with it’s rounded edges, more narrow bezel, and 8” form factor. The Amazon Fall Kindle event made me very excited for a smaller form factor tablet. I purchased a Kindle Fire when they first released, and it has since been a ‘Paperweight Kindle’. When [...]

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Buckle Up: Here’s What’s Coming in the Next 2 Weeks in Tech

The next two weeks will be a big week in the tech industry, with lots of new products being announced. Here’s a rundown. Wednesday, September 5 – Motorola is expected to announce the new Droid RAZR HD at an event with Verizon in New York. (Details) Wednesday, September 5 – Nokia and Microsoft are holding [...]

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Amazon Lockers Provide Secure Delivery Spot for Your Goods

Amazon has been expanding their secure locker delivery service with new lockers in Silicon Valley, New York, and London. The idea behind the service? Give customers the option to have products delivered to secure lockers instead of their home. Here’s the Amazon Locker service in action: It is clearly still a pilot program, and it [...]

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