Think Dirty app for cleaner shopping (#SXSWEco)

By: Saturday October 12, 2013 7:05 pm

  See also Kit’s Saturday Art coverage of Toxic Forest on MyFDL. If you buy bath or body products, whether shampoo, lotion, or makeup, you know the stores are full of “natural” products which are anything but natural by sany sane person’s definition. Taking a chemical produced solely in a laboratory, based on petrochemicals, or even [...]

Apple’s iWatch to Focus on Fitness

By: Monday July 22, 2013 1:57 pm

9to5Mac has a rundown of the talent recruited for Apple’s iWatch team, the latest being fitness experts. They are also apparently examining wearable competitive products like Jawbone Up, a wristband and app that tracks how you sleep, move and eat.

Tech Bytes

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 3:35 pm

In advance of Apple’s Thursday earnings report, it’s being announced that iPhone had 51.2% of all smartphone sales in the 4th quarter of 2012. Verizon posted its 4th quarter earnings today, taking a hit for subsidizing — you guessed it — the iPhone 5. WhoWhatWhy says Aaron Swarz perescutor Carmen Ortiz has a “sordid rap [...]

Dumb Sh*t Eric Schmidt Says

By: Monday December 17, 2012 3:41 pm

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt boasts to Bloomberg about the rapid proliferation of Google’s Android smartphone operating system, comparing it to Microsoft’s domination of the desktop platform in the 90s. And if everyone remembers the 90s correctly, the Department of Justice stepped in and smacked Microsoft around for antitrust violation, without which they would have no doubt strangled Google in its infancy.

Apple Will Move Production of Some iMacs to the US in 2013

By: Friday December 7, 2012 12:27 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared with Brian Williams on NBC News last night, and confirmed that the company will bring production of some iMacs to the United States in 2013. It’s largely a PR move, even with the $100 million Cook says Apple will spend to shift assembly to the US.

The Tech World Gets a New Trade Association, Or “How to Read a DC Press Release”

By: Friday September 21, 2012 11:17 am

Some tech reporters rightly noted that with the formation of the Internet Association, it looks like Google is getting the SOPA band back together again. But nobody asked the rather obvious question: why an industry that spent $129 million on lobbying in 2011 needed yet another lobbing shop, especially when the Net Coalition already exists.

Ahem. Allow Bytegeist to read the tea leaves.

Apple Helps DoD Keep iPhone Customers Ignorant About Drone Strike Deaths

By: Thursday August 30, 2012 9:12 am

Oh the irony:  Video of app developed by defense contractor Boeing allowing “minimally trained” people to operate drones by iPhone Everyone with an iPhone knows there are apps out there that are ugly, poorly designed and just plain don’t work. But according to FDL alum Spencer Ackerman, Apple is applying a new standard of excellence [...]

Jury Says Samsung Ripped Off Apple’s iPhone Technology

By: Saturday August 25, 2012 10:32 am

Apple spanked Samsung so hard their whole family could feel it on Friday when a 9 member jury found that Samsung had violated numerous Apple patents that pertain to the iPhone. The jury deliberated for only 23 hours, an indication that they found Apple’s chronological, side-by-side presentation of Apple and Samsung product development extremely convincing. [...]

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