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Slow Internet, Dropped Calls Top Cell Phone Complaints

Slow Internet, Dropped Calls Top Cell Phone Complaints

Telemarketers, spam messages, apps that crash – the list of cell phone annoyances can go on and on. But according to a new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, some of the most common cell phone complaints include slow download speeds and dropped calls, among other things. The survey of 2,254 adults, ...

First poach: Marissa Mayer brings over Google PR’s Anne Espiritu to Yahoo!

First poach: Marissa Mayer brings over Google PR’s Anne Espiritu to Yahoo!

According to AllThingsD, brand new Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has made her first official “Google poach” by bringing over Consumer Tech PR member Anne Espiritu. Her official title was “Global Communications and Public Affairs Manager”, according to LinkedIn. Espiritu spent nearly seven years at Google, so this is a ...

Dying a Single Shirt With CO2 Saves 25 Liters of Water

Dying a Single Shirt With CO2 Saves 25 Liters of Water

The simple act of turning a shirt from white to blue—or any color—requires 25 liters of water and enough harmful chemicals that every clothing manufacturer should be looking for safer methods. Like this fantastic CO2-based DryDye technology that Adidas has started using which doesn't require a single drop of H2O. But ...

Analyst calls Microsoft’s Surface tablet the next Zune

Analyst calls Microsoft’s Surface tablet the next Zune

Just about the last thing Microsoft wants to hear right now is comparisons of any of its products to the Zune, its failed iPod killer that mercifully got the axe last year. But InformationWeek reports that Canalys analyst Tim Coulling this week dropped the Z-bomb when discussing Microsoft’s highly-anticipated Surface ...

Embracing the Web, Boutiques Thrive

Embracing the Web, Boutiques Thrive

When Ann Pontius was in the market for jeans recently, she turned to Totokaelo, her favorite boutique in Seattle, to help find her a pair — this despite the fact that she lives in Denver. “Denim is always tricky,” said Ms. Pontius, 53, a retired nurse. “But they kept sending me different kinds of jeans until I found ...

In Virtual Play, Sex Harassment Is All Too Real

In Virtual Play, Sex Harassment Is All Too Real

When Miranda Pakozdi entered the Cross Assault video game tournament this year, she knew she had a slim chance of winning the $25,000 prize. But she was ready to compete, and promised fans watching online that she would train just as hard as, if not harder than, anyone else. Over six days of competition, though, her ...

Microsoft looks set to launch ‘holiday stores,’ likely to help it sell the Surface and teach Windows 8

Microsoft looks set to launch ‘holiday stores,’ likely to help it sell the Surface and teach Windows 8

It appears that Microsoft may be preparing to launch a number of ‘holiday stores’ in major metropolitan areas for the end-of-the-year sales rush. If you are Microsoft, what’s one of the largest challenges that you face, looking forward towards the conclusion of 2012? It’s not proving to people that the Surface is a ...

Sharp Says It Will Begin Shipping New iPhone Display This Month

Sharp Says It Will Begin Shipping New iPhone Display This Month

On Thursday, Sharp’s new president, Takashi Okuda, said that his company will begin shipping iPhone displays starting this month, according to a report from Reuters. Okuda made the statement at a press event following the release of Sharp’s quarterly earnings report. Sharp’s president didn’t make note of the ...

Getaway Rents Out Your Car for You

Getaway Rents Out Your Car for You

Loaning your car to strangers on Getaround just got a whole lot easier with Getaway, a new service launched Thursday. Never again let your car sit in the garage during a long vacation, or have to leave it collecting dirt in your parent’s driveway when you go to college. Getaway will loan it out for you and possibly bring ...

Netflix loses viewers to the Olympics

Netflix loses viewers to the Olympics

The streaming of the Olympic games may be popular among viewers, but not so much at Netflix. Netflix streaming dropped 25 percent in the U.S. on Sunday, according to data from Procera. Sunday was the day that streaming of the London Olympics by TV networks reached a peak as high as 34 percent of all bandwidth. The rate of ...