February 28, 2015

The Ultimate Mobile Video Advertising Guide 2014

2014 was a massive year for mobile. Yet again, the technology of mobile devices became more advanced, we saw the introduction of the iPhone 6 plus a rise in more affordable, yet advanced, smartphones. More and more people became owners of smartphones and subsequently mobile advertising grew significantly.

This growth is expected to continually rise throughout 2015 and beyond. By 2017, there is expected to be over 5 billion mobile phone users worldwide, making near enough 70% of the world's population mobile phone users! (eMarketer, 2014) It's no secret that mobile is everywhere you look – it is ubiquitous. People are carrying around supercomputers in their pockets and their advancing technologies make them extremely powerful business tools. So what new trends can we expect for mobile in 2015? We have compiled a list of 5 trends to look out for in the coming year…

Read more...  http://blog.adspruce.com/the-ultimate-mobile-video-advertising-guide-2014-for-advertisiers/?utm_content=bufferb8a19

February 23, 2015

6 reasons why modern cars are vulnerable to hackers

In today's connected world, the average person is exposed to as much data in a single day as folks in the 15th century encountered in their entire life.

We're constantly connecting ourselves via phones, tablets, computers, and now, even our cars.

We all know that our internet-enabled devices can be hacked and our data can be compromised by cyber thieves, but the scary truth is that as our cars become more connected it means they can be attacked too.

Read more...  http://www.businessinsider.com/6-reasons-why-modern-cars-are-vulnerable-to-hackers-2015-2

February 21, 2015

Exploding Kittens raised a whopping $8.7 million on Kickstarter

After 30 days of funding, Exploding Kittens, a simple card game that sought a mere $10,000 on Kickstarter, raised a flabbergasting total of $8,782,571.

Created by comic artist Matthew Inman, as well as Elan Lee and Shane Small, the game likely owes a lot of its popularity to Inman's charisma, who also led a successful crowdfunding campaign to rebuild a Nikola Tesla museum in 2012.

Read more...  http://mashable.com/2015/02/20/exploding-kittens-8-7-million/?utm_cid=mash-com-G+-main-link

The Tech Sector is not in a Bubble

The argument continues to rage about whether the tech sector is in a "bubble."

The answer is clear:

It isn't.

"Bubbles" are rare, extreme events in which investment activity and valuations temporarily deviate wildly from historical trends — and then crash back down to the trend line in a colossal collapse.

Read more...  http://www.businessinsider.com/tech-bubble-chart-2015-2

Apple watch features and display

Apple flooded us with information about what its first smartwatch will be able to do when it announced it back in September.

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.

But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.

Read more...  http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-watch-features-screen-2015-2

3D printed selfie models

People can't take enough selfies. A London college is teaching its students the art of taking a selfie, selfie sticks are selling out everywhere, and some people have even moved on to taking belfies. The next logical step, clearly, is 3D selfies. Artec has a machine called the Shapify Booth that lets you do just that.

Read more...  http://www.businessinsider.com/3d-printed-selfie-models-artec-2015-2

February 18, 2015

ZeroLemon SolarJuice waterproof shockproof external Battery

Keep all of your devices charged with this waterproof and shockproof portable device.

The ZeroLemon can charge your iOS, Android, or any other USB-compatible device over and over again. It has enough juice to charge up an iPhone 6 seven times.

Read more...  http://www.businessinsider.com/zerolemon-solarjuice-waterproof-shockproof-external-battery-2015-2

February 8, 2015

High-Tech Harness Lets You Communicate With Your Dog

Man has long dreamt of being able to talk with his best friend, but "dog-translator" devices are an old and hokey sort of concept. Yet now, a new communication invention by scientists at North Carolina State University seems to be much more realistic, allowing humans to talk to their dogs in a new, unique way. The device has many practical applications for a wide range of situations – from search and rescue missions to everyday training.

Read more...  http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/high-tech-harness-lets-you-communicate-your-dog

February 7, 2015

Google Fiber not coming to Arizona, for now

Google Fiber will not be bringing super-fast Internet service to metro Phoenix as hoped, at least for now, the company announced today.

Last year, the company announced the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe area was under consideration, along with several other metro areas where the company hoped to install fiber networks.

Read more...  http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2015/01/27/google-fiber-coming-arizona-now/22406717/

17-year-old 'Loleris' has already made a ton of money creating games

When you're young and new to a career, most people struggle to earn even close to $100,000.

But that's not the case for Lithuanian 17-year-old Laimonas Mileska, or Loleris as many know him.

Mileska has been creating video games through a platform called Roblox for about five years under the alias Loleris. And he's already made more than $100,000 doing it, even though Roblox's program for paying developers only launched a little more than a year ago. 

Read more... http://www.businessinsider.com/loleris-roblox-2015-2

February 5, 2015

Google now has a built-in mortgage calculator

Google today launched a mortgage calculator so anyone can quickly figure out how much it will cost them to become a homeowner. The feature is available directly in the company's search engine on the web at google.com — it works on desktop and mobile browsers.

While the mortgage calculator was first tested late last year with a small number of users, it is now rolling out more broadly. Moz marketing scientist Dr. Pete Meyers first noticed the feature went live earlier today, and Google confirmed the launch just a few hours later.

Read more...  http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/03/google-now-has-a-built-in-mortgage-calculator/


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