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Media streaming device comparison – graphic of the day

Yesterday, Amazon unveiled its new media streaming device, offering the hardware as well as a $39.99 gaming controller for its own fast-growing online content services. Today’s graphic compares the new Fire TV to its main competitors from Apple, Google and Roku.

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Apple vs. Samsung – graphic of the day

Yesterday, A U.S. judge rejected Apple’s request for a permanent sales ban in the U.S. against some older Samsung smartphones. Today’s graphic is a timeline of Apple’s continuing legal battle with Samsung. Apple’s claims on infringements made by Samsung in their original suit are categorized in three groups, highlighted below.

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UPDATE: Flagship smartphones compared – graphic of the day

UPDATE: We took your comments to heart and added the Google Nexus 5.

Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone, the S5. Market expectations for the new device remain subdued, given its comparative lack of innovation. Today’s graphic is a side-by-side comparison of the flagship smartphones from seven of the major players in the industry.

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Into the Wayback Machine

Today’s blog post stems from a couple of different stories I’ve been reading lately. The start of the year always feels like a point in time when we reminisce about the good old days or things that had significant meaning in our lives. 30 years ago, Steve Jobs introduced us to the Macintosh.  If you’ve never watched the video of that launch, you should definitely take the five minutes to do so.

In retrospect, that personal computer was truly an amazing machine for its time.  Pick your font, create graphics, all on a machine that could speak. A very young Steve Jobs changed the way that we interacted with computers forever. One of my favorite reads is Siliconvalley.com - a website hosted by the San Jose Mercury news – and Mike Cassidy has a terrific article on that launch and what it has meant to users everywhere.

I also came across a brilliant article on the Huffington Post about a guy who recently bought a bunch of Buffalo, New York newspapers from 1991 as the Gulf War had broken out. At the back of one of the pages was an ad from Radio Shack showing all sorts of gadgets – all of which have functions now that are mainstays in our mobile phones: (more…)

Tech in 2014: This year’s top battle fronts

For the world’s biggest tech giants, there’s a lot of turf to fight for in 2014, from your wrist to your digital wallet. Reuters’ Jon Gordon reports.

Tablet sales – graphic of the day

Worldwide tablet shipments totaled 47.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, growing 36.7% year on year. Today’s graphic shows who controls the tablet market.

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Apple results – graphic of the day

Apple’s profit and margins slid despite higher sales of iPhones in its fourth quarter. Today’s graphic shows key earnings, revenue and shipment statistics for Apple over the last three years.

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Full sized tablets compared – graphic of the day

Yesterday, we posted a graphic comparing some of the most popular “mini” tablets currently on the market. In addition to a new iPad mini, Apple also announced the new iPad Air. Today’s graphic compares the iPad Air to some of its major competitors.

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Mini tablets compared – graphic of the day

Yesterday, Apple announced a new iPad mini that now has a “retina” high-resolution screen and starts at $399, compared with $329 for the previous model. Today’s graphic compares the new iPad mini to some of its major competitors on the market.

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Burberry under Angela Ahrendts – graphic of the day

Apple recently hired former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to direct strategy, expansion and operation of their retail and online stores. Today’s graphic looks at how Burberry performed while under Ahrendts’ tutelage.

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