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Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large — Mashable

Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, tech expert, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.

Researchers use sound waves to control iPhones — If you're like me, I'm sure you often look at your skillfully crafted iPhone and think: If only it had really big, physical buttons. Okay, we don't think that at all, but there are reasons that large external knobs, buttons, levers and even tubes could come in handy on a smartphone.

Our bad: Wink bricks hubs and asks customers to send them back — "We're writing with some unfortunate information about your Wink home." It's not the kind of email you want to get about your super-smart connected home device, but last night thousands of Wink customers received a rather disturbing email from Wink Inc. The email arrived with the phishy-looking subject line, "ACTION REQUIRED: Your Wink Hub needs to be replaced."

Original Moore's Law paper doesn't say what you think it does — In 1965, a relatively young Gordon Moore penned his now legendary paper with the scholarly title, "Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits." That paper, by the future Intel co-founder, is widely celebrated as the original inspiration for Moore's Law, which states roughly that the number of transistors that can be installed on an integrated circuit doubles every two years.

Microsoft Surface 3 is an attractive lightweight — I'm a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, a no-compromise tablet-laptop hybrid. It's the right size, and has the battery life, power and portability for me to get all of my work (and some play) done. I can't say I feel similarly about the new Surface 3.

Steve Wozniak didn’t have time to buy an Apple Watch — If you were to look at Steve Wozniak's wrist today, you would see a very unusual watch. It lights up only when he lifts his wrist, costs over $350 and is hand-crafted. It's also not an Apple Watch.

How does it work in real life? — Star Wars obsession is a totally natural and not at all life-threatening condition, but it will make you fixate on minutiae. For die-hard fans, Thursday was a day full of Star Wars minutiae to mull over. In addition to an action-packed second teaser trailer, we got a live glimpse of the rolling BB-8 droid in action.

3D printing shoots for the moon - and your furniture — 3D printing opens up a world of possibilities, from recreating human body parts in plastic and cells to making mind-bending designs otherwise impossible with standard production techniques. But its broadest impact may be on some of the more mundane part of our lives.

Vine reveals secret recipe for pitch-perfect audio loops — Vine, the six second video sharing app and social platform, may not be as widely used as Facebook or its parent, Twitter. But it does have tens of millions of users who make all sorts of endlessly entertaining video loops, in which the audio and video is in perfect sync.

150 years after Lincoln’s Assassination, global grief is revealed — If Abraham Lincoln were assassinated today, word of the tragedy would spread within seconds. Smartphone video of John Wilkes Booth shooting the president would appear on YouTube and Facebook within minutes and before the end of the day nations around the world would join the U.S.

Apple sets WWDC 2015 for June 8 — Let the Apple ecosystem guesswork begin. Apple officially announced the days and location for its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which will be held June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center. The announcement offers few specifics on what Apple will unveil, but we can certainly guess.
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Apr 20, 2015

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