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Northern California
Freelance Journalist
As seen in:  Vice, Forbes

Former investigative reporter for big media. Former message crafter for big tech. Currently: An independent writer working on a book about Tesla.

Will Rapid Charging Damage Your iPhone 6 Or 6 Plus?

forbes.com — Based on recent marketing campaigns, if there is one area where new Android phones have iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beat, it's rapid charging. With the Galaxy S5, Samsung's "fast charging" technology became "ultra fast charging." Motorola's Droid Turbo promises an 8 hour charge in just 15 minutes.

Freescale Talks About Its Sweet Spot: The Growing Market For Connected Cars

forbes.com — Chipmakers in search of growth are advised to get in touch with their inner gearhead. According to IC Insights, average annual growth for automotive semiconductors is expected to be 10.8 percent over the next three years, 50 percent more than communications chips, the next-fastest growing segment. The market for [...]

iCracked Is Building A Global Empire One Cracked Smartphone Screen At A Time

forbes.com — For many people, a cracked smartphone screen represents one of life's unavoidable annoyances. For AJ Forsythe, co-founder of iCracked, it's an enormous, international business opportunity. Well over one hundred million smartphones were sold in the United States this year. Worldwide, the number was closer to two billion. Out of the new [...]

New, Far-Reaching Apple Patent Reveals Next iPhone May Demonstrate A Cat's Ability To Land On Its Feet, Er, Edge

forbes.com — Cracked and broken screens are the bane of smartphone users. In addition to spawning a cottage industry of blog posts and screen-fixing services, the unfortunate tendency of glass to shatter on impact has inspired two Apple employees to patent what they call "a protective mechanism for an electronic device."

The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Warns iPhone & iPad Owners To Beware Of "Masque Attack"

forbes.com — The U.S. government is warning iPhone owners to be extra careful when updating their apps thanks to a vulnerability in iOS 7 and iOS 8 that allows hackers to send updates that impersonate the apps on your phone. Mobile security researchers at FireEye published details about the vulnerability on Tuesday and [...]

Intel's New War On Wires

forbes.com — The author of this article owns a very small amount of Intel stock in a long-term portfolio Twelve years ago, Intel declared war on computer cords with a campaign it dubbed "Unwire." The $300 million ad extravaganza equated wireless connectivity with freedom. But it focused on just one wire in particular-the [...]

Verizon Tells FCC How To Avoid Getting Sued Over New Neutrality Rules

forbes.com — The Federal Communications Commission has heard plenty from Verizon about how broadband Internet should be regulated. But despite years of constant communication, the telco giant is getting increasingly concerned the FCC is planning to propose net neutrality rules that are at odds with those views. In a remarkable blog post published [...]

DARPA's Terahertz Breakthrough Could Help Ease Spectrum Crunch

forbes.com — Administrators at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency celebrated their first Guinness World Record last week for sponsoring the creation of the world's fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit. At a ceremony in Arlington, VA, the Guinness representative joked it was the geekiest record ever. The amplifier, which was developed by Northrup Grumman, [...]

Marriott Hotels Woos Millennials With Mobile Apps And Wireless Charging

forbes.com — What does it take to win over the millennial traveller? It's a question that is preoccupying hotel brands like Marriott as America's largest generation is poised to hit its peak spending years. The good news for hotel owners is device-loving youth born between 1982 are an altogether different type of [...]

Brave new world of wireless charging

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Dec 20, 2014

Developer Adrien Isen wondered if the iPhone 6 Plus could survive a hammer drop. buff.ly/1w9FVna pic.twitter.com/HjdWx364Hm

Dec 20, 2014

RT @Electric_Genie: Which is more efficient: driving a Smart car or flying in a full Boeing 787-9? It's not even close, says @VaclavSmil spectrum.ieee.org/energy/policy/…

Dec 20, 2014

Surveys show that half the folks tracking diet or workers with mobile fitness trackers stop within six months buff.ly/1APEoa3

Dec 19, 2014

@VZWbrenda having difficulty DMing you news@eliseackerman.net is a good email

Dec 19, 2014

Xiaomi earned just $56 million on revenues of $4.28 billion last year -- an operating margin of 1.8%. buff.ly/1sHU8Yp

Dec 19, 2014

RT @iamdevloper: Scared to leave my lunch in the office fridge over the weekend in case by Monday it’s acquired by Facebook.

Dec 19, 2014

@bakarichavanu Hi Bakari I just left a comment for you on the very informative post you did last year about dictation software.

Dec 19, 2014

French company sets record for efficient #solar cells (46%) by using tools designed to make microprocessors buff.ly/1CagSsu

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Brampersandon_: "Donatello choose ur weapon" "I'll take a stick" "Really not a sword? Nunchu.." "A STICK" "Ha I guess u wanna wear purple too?" "..." "Ugh"

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