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Justin FritzJustin Fritz

, Executive Editor


Should You Be Worried About Google’s New Privacy Policy?

We all know that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) keeps tabs on what we search for online. Tracking your search activity is how many of the ads you see on various websites are based (i.e. what other sites you visit and how often you visit them). It’s also how Google makes most of its money. Consider that...

“Made in America” Means Nothing to Apple Investors

Over the weekend, The New York Times examined Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) reasons for producing its products overseas. It’s not just cheap labor, according to the company. Instead, it comes down to two main factors: supply chain dominance and factory flexibility. You see, most of the gadgetry necessary to make Apple devices is already built in...

Cars Powered By Sunlight… No Solar Panels Required

Last month, I wrote about a private company that holds the key to keeping U.S. drivers from paying $5 per gallon at the pump. In short, Wisconsin-based Virent discovered a way to develop fuel using plants like sugar beets, corn, sugar cane and even wood chips. This “biofuel” offers three important benefits over traditional gasoline...

What Apple’s Textbook Initiative Really Means for Public Schools

High school textbooks are boring. Plain and simple. And motivated by boredom, many students quickly learn that reading the paragraphs with bold words and skimming the rest is sufficient to at least pass the quiz the next day. And when it’s necessary to read an entire chapter, even the most studious among us have been...

Is An NFC-Equipped iPhone Imminent?

This week, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) released its Supplier Responsibility Report for 2011, which closely examines the environmental effects and working conditions at factories that contribute to building its products. Apple reports that it boosted the number of supply chain audits by 80% this year, established new requirements for working conditions and discovered fewer cases of...

Ushering in a New, Thinner Generation of TV Displays

Looks like the attention given to 3-D TVs is waning. According to Macworld last week, “The big TV makers… are noticeably grounded in 2-D here at CES.” Not that we’re surprised. We’ve mentioned our utter lack of excitement about the technology before. You see, although the idea of an immersive three-dimensional environment in your living...

Nuance Gives Android Users a Worthy Alternative to Siri

As we wait for Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) to release its rumored Siri competitor this year – codenamed Majel – the voice control crown is still sitting firmly on Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) head. So what can Android users do while watching iPhone owners bark commands at their digital assistant? Try downloading Dragon Go! by Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN)....

CES News: But Wait, There’s More!

Last week, I examined a few of the most exciting products I came across while tracking the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). With over 3,000 booths at the event, though, there are certainly more than a few promising new technologies that are coming down the pike. So here are two more I’d like to cover today…....

Surprise, Surprise… Zynga’s (ZNGA) Not Measuring Up

It’s been almost a month since Zynga’s (Nasdaq: ZNGA) IPO. And it’s safe to say the stock hasn’t lived up to investors’ expectations. Shares were trading for $9.50 at the closing bell on day one. And the stock dropped to $8.24 yesterday morning, representing a 14% dip. Of course, if you fell for the IPO-hype,...