Jared Newman

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Al Gore Apparently Confirms ‘iPhones’

Former Vice President Al Gore apparently forgot that Apple board members aren’t supposed to talk about unreleased Apple products. Either that, or he figured word wouldn’t travel very quickly from South Africa.

Gore, who joined Apple’s board in 2003, was speaking at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit in Johannesburg, where he …

Facebook Changes News Feed to Focus on ‘Top Stories’

Three things, they say, are certain in life: death, taxes, and Facebook redesigns. The social network, notorious for tinkering with its home page, has just introduced changes to the Facebook news feed with an emphasis on “top stories” instead of recent posts.

Facebook users who don’t regularly visit the site will only see these top …

Hey Ladies! HTC’s Rhyme Smartphone Is for You

HTC and Verizon Wireless are getting in touch with their feminine sides with the HTC Rhyme, an Android smartphone ostensibly aimed at women.

Originally rumored under the name HTC Bliss, the Rhyme skimps on specs in favor of style and accessories. Its Plum-colored unibody frame has gentle curves all over and houses a 3.7-inch display, …

Magisto Edits Your Long, Boring Videos Automatically

Recording life’s precious moments on video seems like such a good idea—until the time comes to boil down an hour of raw, mostly worthless footage into something watchable.

A new, free video editing service called Magisto claims to solve this problem by automatically editing long videos or multiple clips into a short, YouTube-able …

Windows 8 Nitpicks and Worries

I’ve been optimistic about Windows 8 ever since Microsoft revealed a glimpse of the operating system in June, and that hasn’t changed now that I’ve played around with the developer build on a prototype tablet.

But not everything’s peachy with Windows 8. With the caveat that the software I’ve seen is an early build that’s subject to …

Windows 8: What You Need to Know

On Tuesday, Microsoft showed off the first tablets running Windows 8, and provided a bunch of new details about the operating system. I’ve already ogled the hardware, so now let’s look at the big takeaways from the Windows 8 software, at least from what Microsoft has disclosed so far. Here’s what you need to know:

Metro is the New

In Pictures: The First Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft is getting serious about tablets with Windows 8, and we’ve got hard proof. Pictured above, and in the slides that follow, is the first tablet running Windows 8, built by Samsung. It’s just a prototype, and may never hit store shelves in its current form (a version of this hardware will launch as a Windows 7 tablet), but it …

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