Articles By Dave Smith

From Society Aug 16, 2012

Bill Gates And The Toilet Of The Future: Why The World Needs A Revolution In Better Sanitation

Bill Gates, the man responsible for bringing software to the masses with Microsoft and Windows, has plans to reinvent another industry: sanitation. Gates, whose philanthropic efforts have helped bring clean water and resources to developing countries via the foundation founded by him and his wife, M...

From Companies Aug 15, 2012

Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Update: 4 Major Issues We Hope Apple Fixes

Mac OS X Mountain Lion has out for about three weeks now, and millions of downloads later, it looks like Apple is getting ready to release the first major maintenance update for the new platform. Apple seeded OS X 10.8.1 to developers on Friday, but what exactly is Apple planning to fix in 10.8.1? Here are 4 major bugs, errors and issues that Apple definitely needs to fix in the 10.8.1 update.

From Companies Aug 15, 2012

Internet Blackout in Malaysia: Netizens Protest Evidence Act Amendment S114A

Malaysian netizens, opposition politicians, well-known bloggers and non-governmental organizations staged an Internet blackout on Tuesday to protest and raise awareness about legislation that could threaten free expression on the Web.

From Society Aug 15, 2012

Steve Jobs Home Burglarized: $60,000 Stolen, Suspect Kariem McFarlin In Custody

The home of the late Steve Jobs, Apple's iconic founder and visionary who died last year at the age of 56, was reportedly burglarized on July 17, but police say they now have a suspect in custody.

From Companies Aug 14, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Features: 'Leaked' Logic Board Perfectly Fits Previous Specs, Rumors, Components [PICTURES]

We're about a month away from the alleged date when Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is expected to debut the iPhone 5, and fans are very excited to see what Apple's design wizards have come up with for this year's model. On Monday, French site NowhereElse posted pictures from Chinese forum Weiphone showing different angles of what appears to be the iPhone 5's new logic board.

From Companies Aug 14, 2012

Google Buys Frommer's To Compete With Apple, Yelp

Google has reportedly purchased the rights to the Frommer's travel brand from publisher John Wiley & Sons for an undisclosed sum, according to The Wall Street Journal, presumably to bolster its local reviews of small businesses, restaurants, sights and destinations around the globe.

From Companies Aug 14, 2012

App.Net: Do People Really Want A Paid Twitter Alternative?

Dalton Caldwell, the digital entrepreneur who sometimes enjoys writing angry open letters to Mark Zuckerberg, believes people would prefer a paid version of Twitter where they're not constantly sold to by advertisers, but one where developers and the users are the center of the social experience.

From Companies Aug 12, 2012

Apple iPad Mini: 3 Ways Amazon, Barnes & Noble Can Avoid The Death Knell

For about a year, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble were almost completely alone in the 7-inch tablet market. It was nice while it lasted. The past few months have seen Google and Microsoft unveil their 7-inch tablet offerings, and it looks like Apple is about ready to get into the minitablet game, too.

From Politics & Policy Aug 12, 2012

Paul Ryan: How Mitt Romney Failed to Announce His VP Before Twitter

Romney supporters were to download an app called "Mitt's VP," which promised they would be the first to know of his running mate. So on Friday night, who was the first to break the news of Mitt Romney's VP? Well, whoever it was, it wasn't the Romney campaign.

From Science Aug 12, 2012

Mars Rover Curiosity Pictures: See NASA's First 360-Degree Panorama From Gale Crater [PHOTO]

Four days after NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars, the one-ton robot sent another postcard back to Earth on Thursday, this one a 360-degree doozy.