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Jason O. Gilbert is a technology columnist for The Huffington Post, mainly focusing on Apple, Netflix, social media and gadgets. A graduate of Princeton, he is based out of New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @gilbertjasono or send him a note at jason.gilbert@huffingtonpost.com
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Galaxy S3 Review: Samsung's Latest Gives iPhone 4S Run For Its Money

(472) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 8:21 PM

Advertisements for the Galaxy S3, the new top-of-the-line Android smartphone from Samsung, claim that the GS3 was "designed for humans."

If you are a horse, in other words, stop reading right here. This smartphone gets zero stars for horses buying a smartphone. Go look at the iPhone 4S, Horse. You...

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Windows Phone 8: Microsoft Previews Features Of Updated Mobile Operating System

(259) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 12:16 PM

Riding a wave of momentum following its successful Microsoft Surface event on Monday, Microsoft previewed new features of its upcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday.

The most notable change will come to the start screen: the Live Tiles...

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Dollar Rubber Club Will Mail Condoms To Your Home Each Month

(33) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 11:31 AM

A naughty new startup called the Dollar Rubber Club -- which mails its subscribers a pack of latex prophylactics every month for a flat fee -- is not the "Netflix of condoms," its co-founder Dan Elwell tells me over Skype.

"[We're] different than Netflix," he explains. "We don't...

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Microsoft Surface Announcement: How The Windows Giant Should Have Unveiled Its Tablet

(159) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 4:22 PM

Steve Ballmer's Microsoft -- though notorious for staging awful press conferences and media events -- did well with its Surface unveiling Monday night. The device has generated excitement on the Internet, and for good reason: It looks carefully built with an attractive design, has a

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Microsoft Surface Takes On iPad With Secret Weapon: The Keyboard

(1130) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 10:04 AM

In the hours leading up to Microsoft's surprise event, it had become clear the company was going to introduce its own tablet. As the announcement neared, I wondered what would differentiate a Microsoft tablet from Apple's mighty iPad, causing casual shoppers to look it over in the electronics...

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Touch Cover: Microsoft Unveils Thin Keyboard For New Surface Tablet

(265) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 8:45 PM

The unveiling of the Touch Cover was perhaps the most intriguing bit of the Microsoft Surface tablet event in California on Monday evening, and the single feature of the Surface that most clearly differentiates it from Apple's dominant iPad.

The Touch Cover is a QWERTY keyboard for the...

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Vizio Computer Prices Revealed, New Products To Be Released 'Imminently'

(103) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 4:30 PM

In 2002, Vizio began to bull its way into the television market, taking over 20 percent market share of HDTV sales even after everyone had warned them that this was impossible, that the major players were too established.

Now, California-based Vizio will attempt to disrupt another section of the electronics...

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iPhone 5 Pictures New Retina MacBooks, And iOS 6 Release Date: This Week In Apple Rumors

(145) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 4:09 PM

Every week, the numerous blogs covering the mysterious Apple empire float unconfirmed rumors, blatant speculation and questionably-sourced reports on what the company might be unveiling in the near or distant future. Let's take a look back at what the Apple blogs were excited about during the week of June 3...

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Retina MacBook Pro: Pros And Cons Of Apple's New Flagship Notebook

(270) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 8:27 PM

The first reviews of Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro are trickling in, and nearly every reviewer reaches the same conclusion at the end of his or her piece:

The MacBook Pro is one of the best notebooks ever made, its appeal is limited only by its relatively...

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Sony Xperia Ion Release Date And Price: Android LTE Smartphone Coming To AT&T; For $99

(72) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 9:30 AM

EMERGING TREND ALERT: Top-tier smartphones priced at $99 upon launch.

Following the aggressive double-digit pricing of Nokia's Lumia 900, Sony has announced that its top-of-the-line Xperia Ion will cost just $99 with a two-year contract on AT&T; and will be available starting Sunday, June 24th.

Like Nokia,...

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New iOS 6 Features Will Not Come To Every iPhone And iPad; Apple Publishes Compatibility List

(503) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 3:24 PM

After Apple unveiled iOS 6 at the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, many iPhone and iPad owners were certainly drooling over the attractive new features soon to come to their devices. Turn-by-turn directions in Maps! FaceTime video calls over 3G! The ability to save webpages for offline reading!

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Ping, Apple's ITunes Social Network, Will Be Shut Down This Fall: Sources

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 10:12 AM

iTunes Ping? No longer a thing.

Apple will end Ping, a social networking service built into iTunes, this fall, sources have told All Things Digital's John Paczkowski. Ping is likely to be cut off in the next major release of iTunes, according to AllThingsD, which should...

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Ping, Apple's ITunes Social Network, Will Be Shut Down This Fall: Sources

(61) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 10:12 AM

iTunes Ping? No longer a thing.

Apple will end Ping, a social networking service built into iTunes, this fall, sources have told All Things Digital's John Paczkowski. Ping is likely to be cut off in the next major release of iTunes, according to AllThingsD, which should...

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Apple Is Knight Rider, Google Is Terminator, Microsoft Is Minority Report

(45) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 8:43 PM

On Monday, Apple showed off the newest capabilities of Siri, its popular voice-activated smartphone assistant. Following an update, Siri will be able to search through the day's sports scores, read out movie times at the local theater, and find dinner reservations for you -- and all you have...

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Samsung TecTiles: NFC-Enabled Stickers Allow For Smartphone Automation With The Tap Of Your Device

(9) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 5:45 PM

The highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III will arrive in America in just about a week; but first, Samsung has another product offering for U.S. consumers: Stickers.

Stickers? Yes, stickers.

Say hello to Samsung TecTiles, which are NFC-enabled, postage stamp-sized stickers that can be programmed to trigger a single...

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MacBook Pro With Retina Display Can Cost $9,000 With All Of The Accessories And Add-Ons

(953) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 12:03 PM

The Retina display on Apple's new top-of-the-line MacBook Pro is eye-popping. So is the price, if you want all the fixings.

The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro -- unveiled by Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday -- starts at $2,199. That's the price for...

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In Apple's WWDC Announcement, Siri Shines As MVP

(41) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 8:41 PM

"Who is taller: LeBron or Kobe?"

This single, somewhat irreverent question -- spoken in the general direction of an iPhone during Apple's 2012 WWDC keynote by Apple's iOS chief Scott Forstall -- has almost nothing to do with smartphones or computers or technology in general; and yet it...

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Apple's WWDC News: Which Announcements Clicked, Which Products Clanked And Everything Else You Should Know

(162) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 11:04 AM

Apple has just wrapped up one of its semi-annual engine-revving events, and the Internet has just about explodedwith that special admixture of excitement, anticipation, adulation, sarcasm and disappointment that has become the unique web response to any Apple product announcement.

The keynote speech of the...

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Sprint $15 Phone Number Change Fee To Be Charged In Person Or On Telephone, Free On Website

(29) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 10:20 AM

Hey, Sprint customers: Want to change your phone number? Hope you've got some spare change.

Sprint has announced that it will now charge its customers $15 to change their phone numbers either in person at Sprint stores or over the telephone on the Sprint Care customer service line. The...

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WWDC 2012 Live: How To Follow Apple's WWDC Announcement As It Happens

(111) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 10:09 AM

Want to watch Apple's keynote speech at the Worldwide Developer's Conference live?

Sure, we all do. Apple seems poised to unveil some pretty nifty new stuff at this year's WWDC. Its keynote speech, live from San Francisco, begins at 10 a.m. PT, or 1p.m. ET. iOS 6...

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