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Why Steve Jobs told Google’s Larry Page he was doing too much

Why Steve Jobs told Google’s Larry Page he was doing too much

Photo: Niall Kennedy/Flickr CCGoogle’s co-founder Larry Page partook in a wide-ranging interview with the Financial Times, published Friday. Among other topics, he talks about Google’s oppository approach to business compared to Apple — epitomized by a story about Steve Jobs. “He would always tell me, You’re doing too much stuff,” Page says. “I’d be like, You’re not doing

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Active Wrap headphones: no wires, no noise, just music [Deal]

Active Wrap headphones: no wires, no noise, just music [Deal]

redesign_SPBEAT9_MF6_0914Tangled wires are enough to spoil even the greatest of headphones. But with Active Wrap from SPBEAT9, you’ll never have to worry about headphone wires again. Not only do they sound great and feel incredibly comfortable, they’re also completely wireless. And thanks to Cult of Android Deals, you can get yours for just $24 for

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BBM gets Snapchat-inspired self-destructing messages

BBM gets Snapchat-inspired self-destructing messages

You can now retract messages sent via BBM. Photo: BlackBerryBlackBerry is rolling out a number of new features for BBM that give you greater control over the content and messages you share with friends. In addition to Snapchat-inspired self-destructing messages, the release also brings the ability to retract messages you wish you hadn’t sent. If you thought everyone on the Internet could read the

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Yes, the Nexus 6 will work on Verizon

Yes, the Nexus 6 will work on Verizon

Nexus 6 will work on Verizon. Image: GoogleWhen Verizon mysteriously disappeared from a list of carriers supported by the Nexus 6 on Google Play, some consumers were worried that the device would no longer be available on Big Red. But according to those who have already received the device, it works just fine on Verizon right out of the box. “Before doing

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Sonos for Android Wear will put playback controls on your wrist

Sonos for Android Wear will put playback controls on your wrist

The Sonos remote for Android Wear. Photo: Sonos ForumYou’ll soon be able to control your Sonos devices from your wrist, thanks to a new Sonos app coming to Android Wear. The app, which is currently in beta testing with a select few users, will also show you which track is currently being streamed around your home. Sonos killed its physical remote controls way back

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Amazon exec admits the Fire Phone was far too expensive

Amazon exec admits the Fire Phone was far too expensive

The Fire Phone was initially priced at $199 on contract. Image: AmazonThere are a number of reasons why the Fire Phone was destined to be a flop, but perhaps the biggest was its price tag. At $199 on a two-year contract when it first made its debut, the device was as expensive as the Galaxy S5, even though its specifications weren’t as good. Now Amazon’s senior vice

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The 7 most terrifying games you should play on Halloween

The 7 most terrifying games you should play on Halloween

Definitely not what you want to see outside your house. Screenshot: Telltale GamesIf dressing up as a ghost and going to a party doesn’t quite give you the fright you were hoping for on Halloween, how about staying in and scaring yourself silly with some of the most terrifying games you’ll ever play? We’ve picked out eight classic horrors that are guaranteed to give your the creeps, whether

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Android founder quits Google to build robots

Android founder quits Google to build robots

Photo:Andy Rubin, co-founder and former head of Android, has left Google to start up a hardware incubator dedicated to building robots. Rubin helped establish Android as the world’s most widely-used mobile operating system after it was bought by Google in 2005, before switching to run Google’s robotics business last year. Like the skunkworks project that

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Keep your Moto 360 looking sharp with this $8 3D-printed bumper

Keep your Moto 360 looking sharp with this $8 3D-printed bumper

This $8 bumper adds a splash of color to your Moto 360. Image: RaelxWorried your beloved Moto 360 is going to pick up scuffs and scratches during use? Perhaps this 3D-printed bumper will do the trick. Made by Raelx and priced at just $8, it wraps around the outer edge of your watch and prevents its shiny stainless steel frame from picking up little nicks when you accidentally

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Microsoft’s new wearable is just the start of its health-tracking aims

Microsoft’s new wearable is just the start of its health-tracking aims

Strike up the Band. Photo: MicrosoftReports about a Microsoft wearable device have been circulating for a while, and now the good folks from Redmond, WA have finally made it official: a Microsoft fitness band is here, and it works on both Android and iOS. Like the Apple Watch and Galaxy Gear, the appropriately-named Microsoft Band tracks steps and heart rate,

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