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Triumph or (Facebook) Fail: Will You Use Facebook’s App-Meets-OS Creation?

The 9 year-old platform has dominated the social landscape, and coming for a space in the smartphone/operating system game

SoundOff: What do you think of Facebook Home, an app-meets-operating system that allows users to…

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Facebook to Announce Phone Plans at Android Event

Will Mark Zuckerberg actually release a Facebook phone?

Facebook is scheduled to give invited press an opportunity to view “Facebook Home” and a…

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There’s an app for practically everything. Whether you need to check the weather, your route to work, or the calorie count for all three meals of the day, you can do so instantaneously with the numerous downloadable apps for mobile devices. While the luxury of having access to almost anything is one of today’s greatest perks (thank you, technology!), the expected glitches can turn a loving relationship with applications into an annoying one. 

HuffPostTech compiled a list of the “least favorite, constantly crashing, glitch-prone apps or phone features that we use nearly every day.”

40 Years of Cellphone History

Happy 40th birthday to the cellphone

The original cellphone, which debuted in 1973, paved the way for many of today’s mobile…

By Janel Martinez

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Google Glass Will Use Built-In Trackpad

The mystery surrounding Google glasses is finally starting to dissipate. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wore the high-tech specs on his Current TV show. During the interview, you can hear Google co-founder Sergey Brin warning Newsom “don’t touch the pad on the side.” (Click here to watch the video.)

6 Google Glass Contest Winners Pay $1500 to Try the Wearable Computer

Winners will pay Google $1500 in exchange for Glass

Six lucky winners selected to try Google Glass have agreed to pay the Menlo Park,…

By Janel Martinez

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New Ride Sharing App, SideCar, Gives NY’ers a Ride Home

Get a ride from your neighbor.

SideCar provides rides for people who do not own cars on weekend nights and hopes…

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BlackBerry Z10 Sales Off to Slow Start

BB slowdown sheds light on the reformed brand

The BlackBerry hype was short lived, and sales of the company’s Z10 model is confirmation…

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Google Glass Will Use Built-In Trackpad

The mystery surrounding Google glasses is finally starting to dissipate. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wore the high-tech specs on his Current TV show. During the interview, you can hear Google co-founder Sergey Brin warning Newsom “don’t touch the pad on the side.” (Click here to watch the video.)

Lawmakers to Pump Brakes on Drivers Sporting Google Glass

Bill introduced that would extend texting-while-driving law

In an effort to keep all drivers safe behind the wheel, West Virginia Legislature Republican…

By Janel Martinez

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Nonprofit Starts Campaign to End Digital Divide Among Black Americans

Non-profit Connect2Compete seeks to eliminate America's digital divide.

Through a public service campaign, Connect2Compete champions Internet skills and computer literacy.

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Samsung Elevates Smart TV Line with Enhanced Screens, New Content, Faster Processors and a Cleaner Interface

Tech company shows off its selection of smart, social televisions

At a glitzy press event on New York’s Wall Street, New York Giants quarterback Eli…

By Robert S. Anthony

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Rocks Radio City With Clever Dual Cameras and No-Touch Interface

Samsung took another step up the mobile tech ladder Thursday with the launch of the…

By Robert S. Anthony

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Lupe Fiasco Named Creative Director of Health Start-Up

Chicago rapper takes stab at tech start-up called Higi.

Higi tracks metrics of caloric intake and suggests ways to burn fat.

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Nokia Expands Its Smartphone Lineup

The Finnish company debuts four new phones

Nokia on Monday debuted four new phones: the Lumia 520, Lumia 720, Nokia 301 and…

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Square introduces a “one-stop startup kit”

Square Introduces a One Stop Point-of-Sale Kit

All items work wirelessly and seamlessly with Square's software

While traditional POS software can run into the thousands, Square’s POS is $299

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Sony Teases Gamers At PlayStation 4 Reveal

Electronics giant announces PS4, promising cloud capabilities and social interaction

Nine years after PlayStation hit the gaming industry, Sony has gifted gamers with PlayStation 4.

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Mark Zuckerberg Ends Facebook Phone Rumors

While the social network continues to grow with mobile, there’s no sign of a smartphone in its future

On the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday Mark Zuckerberg ended all the speculation by dismissing…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Stereo Bluetooth for Business and Pleasure: Plantronics BackBeat Go and Able Planet High Fidelity BT400B

Two stereo Bluetooth headset options that offer road warriors high-fidelity sound and style

For executives on the go, see whether the Plantronics BackBeat Go or Able Planet High…

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BlackBerry Unveils Revamped OS, New Devices and First-Ever Global Creative Director Alicia Keys

The company puts emphasis on integration and productivity with new operating system and hardware

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down BlackBerry’s big announcement, emphasizing integration and productivity with the new operating system…

By Terrance Gaines

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Most Dynamic Mobile App:


PayAnywhere


No cash, no problem. Whether you're a street vendor hawking your wares in the middle of the urban jungle or the only friend with cash after a lunch date and you need to split a check, the free PayAnywhere device and app will let you turn your smartphone into a cash register. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can link to a cash drawer and an AirPrint-enabled or Star thermal printer to transform PayAnywhere into a POS-lite interface. PayAnywhere adheres to the strictest standards of PCI compliance ensuring your customer’s data remains safe and secure. For the convenience, you'll only pay 2.69% per swiped transaction or 3.49% + $0.19 per keyed transaction.

Apple Unveils 128GB iPad 4

The revamped iPad 4 will cost consumers a pretty penny

Apple announced on Tuesday it’s launching a 128GB iPad. The new device is virtually identical…

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Petitioners Demand that Unlocking Cellphones Remain Legal

Unlocking your cellphone is now illegal

A new petition opposes the Library of Congress’ recent decision making unlocking cellphones illegal

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Google Apps no longer free for new small business accounts

Google Possibly Experimenting with National Wireless Network

The tech company has filed an application with the FCC for wireless spectrum

Google has reportedly applied for an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission that would…

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Top Compact Entry-Level Luxury Cars Heat Up Auto Industry

Take luxury for a spin with these vehicles

The best of the best in entry-level luxury cars.

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SBA Salutes Legion's Entrepreneurship Training Event for Women

Companies Join Forces to Help Small Businesses go Digital

Customers can now buy domain names and hosting in-store

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly seventy-five percent of businesses don’t have a website.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held every January in Las Vegas, Nevada, showcases technology from all over the world in every category imaginable from kitchen appliances to automotive technology. With the deluge of reviews and recommendations that surface in the wake of the event, it is difficult for consumers to choose the hardware, software, and accessories that reliably meet their needs. As such,  Black Enterprise Magazine  would like to take the opportunity to step in as your technology advisers. Here, we've chosen products in 17 categories, which we believe have achieved success in their commitment to excellence in innovation. Congratulations to our 2013 CES Best in Show Award winners!

Black Enterprise Presents: The International CES 2013 Best in Show Awards

These 17 Products represent the Cream of the Crop for electronics, software, and accessories

Black Enterprise’s first annual International CES Best in Show Awards includes 17 categories for business,…

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Luggage Tracker Trakdot Ensures Travelers Never Lose Their Suitcase Again

Pint-sized device helps you keep track of your suitcase

GlobaTrac, LLC debuted a tracking device, Trakdot, at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The…

By Janel Martinez

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iPhone 5 Demand Falling Sharply, Samsung Galaxy Sales Jump

Demand for the iPhone is quickly waning, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal this morning.

Wall Street Journal reports iPhone demand is quickly falling short of company’s expectations.

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6 Weirdest Gadgets at CES 2013

Whether good or bad, the Consumer Electronics Show never ceases to amaze attendees

List of the 6 strangest products seen at CES 2013.

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What Foursquare's new privacy policy means for small businesses

What Foursquare’s New Privacy Policy Means for Small Businesses

How small business can benefit from Foursquare's new privacy policy

Changes in FourSquare’s Privacy Policy will allow merchants to collect more data on users.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Monster Makes Celeb-Fueled Announcements at CES 2013

High-performance headphones company kicked off 2013 with a star-studded, Avenger-esque team of brand ambassadors

With Nick Cannon, Tyson Beckford and Xzibit in tow, the brand unveils new lineup of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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One More Chance: RIM’s BlackBerry 10 to Debut in January With Smart Distribution Strategy

BB10 is RIM’s last chance to maintain relevance in smartphone world

With a minimum of six BB10 devices being released this year at a variety of…

By Janel Martinez

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Wait for It: 5 Game-Changing Devices to Expect in 2013

2012 was a great year for tech, but these expected gadgets will make this year even better

Take a look at several game changing devices expected to launch in 2013.

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Follow Black Enterprise for the Latest 2013 International CES News

Grab a front-row seat to a showcase of the hottest tech products of 2013

Join us everyday next week as we report from the International CES about the newest…

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Kindle Fire ($200) 

One of the many cool things about the Kindle Fire is that it can link seamlessly with Amazon’s various services, including video, digital music, magazine and book, providing a library full of over 18 million  options. There’s also access to thousands of cool apps for Netflix, Pandora, and Hulu, via the Android app store. Featuring a full-color multi-touch 7-inch display, the Kindle Fire allows users to take full advantage of its powerful and ultra-fast Web browser. While there are various competitive tablets on the market, the Fire makes for an affordable alternative.

Survey Shows More Americans Are Reading on Tablets

E-book readership is up

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, recently found that the number of…

By Yannique Benitez

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Side-by-side comparison of the HTC Droid DNA and the LG Nexus 4 (Image: Julian Boyce, DFRAGG)

Review Roundup: HTC Droid DNA vs. LG Nexus 4

Will Droid DNA’s battery life out power the Nexus 4’s design and performance?

Side-by-side comparison of the HTC Droid DNA and the LG Nexus 4.

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Netflix Plans to Make Your Video Rental History Public

The company will roll out “social features”

Netflix to introduce “social features” for U.S. users in 2013.

By Yannique Benitez

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New Cars Will Be Equipped with ‘Black Boxes’

Federal regulators proposing black boxes come installed in new automobiles

After September 2014, new cars will likely be equipped with the tracking devices, better known…

By Yannique Benitez

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10 Products That Have Virtually Expired in 2012

See which products won't make it into 2013

Take a look at 10 products that have disappeared from store shelves in the last…

By Janel Martinez

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Spin Becomes Next Glossy to Halt Print Edition, Beefs Up Online Presence

The industry has lost another one to the digital content push

Like Newsweek, Spin will stop its print edition. The parent company Buzzmedia will now focus…

By Janel Martinez

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Entrepreneurs' Organization Signs Partnership with Microsoft

Microsoft Woos Small Businesses with Office 365 Trial Offer

Small businesses can now get a 90 day free trial of the Microsoft Office 365 suite

Microsoft is hoping to lure small businesses unhappy with Google’s decision to eliminate its free…

By C. Daniel Baker

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IBM Predicts Computers Will See, Smell, Hear, Touch and Taste By 2018

Tech company releases its seventh annual “5 in 5” report

IBM released its annual “5 in 5” report on Monday, highlighting what’s next in computer…

By Yannique Benitez

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Will the Next Generation iPad Mini Have Better Screen Resolution?

Do you think the iPad Mini needs a better screen?

Sources in Taiwan say they know what the next generation of iPad mini will look…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Google Flight Explorer Tenatively Takes Off

Flight Explorer may save you some money next time you're booking a flight.

Google is testing a new online tool that helps users find the cheapest airline tickets…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Will.i.am Releases New iPhone Camera Accessory

i.am+foto.sosho turns a regular iPhone into a retro-looking camera.

Black-eyed Peas singer Will.i.am has released a new iPhone accessory for photo-taking

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Working in the corporate sector brings us in contact with several personality types, and some of the most interesting ones happen to belong to the person that signs our checks. Let's talk about the executive who doesn't know a set of composite cables from a component set. But shopping for the not-so-tech-savvy boss is actually easier than one might think. As the office collection continues to be passed around, BlackEnterprise.com compiled a list of the 10 best, easy-to-use gadgets available this holiday season. --Branden J. Peters

10 Gifts For Your Non-Techie Boss

BlackEnterprise.com compiled a list of the 10 best, easy-to-use gadgets for the not-so-tech-savvy boss.

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Samsung Hits Home Featuring African-American Family in Ad

Electronics giant targets Black families in new commercial

South Korean-based electronics company Samsung features African-American family in new commercial.

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A single man can be tough to shop for during the holiday season. What do you get for the guy with a nice bachelor pad, stylish clothes and a little more disposable income than the family man?  Simple, get him a tech item that he’ll love. BlackEnterprise.com found a few items that will have a thank you card in your mailbox before the New Year comes around.--Branden J. Peters

7 Must-Have Tech Gifts for the Bachelor Who Has Everything

BlackEnterprise.com found a few tech items for the bachelor in your life.

By Branden J. Peters

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Instagram Escalates Feud With Twitter

Trying to view an Instagram photo on Twitter? Out of luck.

Instagram has disabled Twitter cards which allow users to view Instagram photos while on Twitter…

By Makkada B. Selah

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New iMac Thinner, Brighter & Better Than Ever

Super-skinny desktop will hit stores tomorrow

Apple’s new iMac, which will hit stores on Friday, Nov. 30, is its thinnest desktop…

By Yannique Benitez

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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD (shown above) boasts an extra-long battery life (Image: File)

Review Roundup: Battle of the Droid RAZRs

Motorola's Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD are both powerful, well-designed phones with one big difference

BlackEnterprise.com compares the Motorola Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD.

By K. T. Bradford

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New App ‘Foap’ Can Net you Cash for your iPhone Photos

Trading your Instagram or iPhone photos for cash?

iPhone users might be able to get money instead of just “likes” for those Instagram…

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Nintendo Aims for Comeback With Wii U

Will the newly-released Nintendo console change the way gamers game?

Wii U, which hit shelves on Sunday, aims to appeal to both light mobile gamers…

By Yannique Benitez

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Smartest Mobile Phone:


Samsung Galaxy S3


As smart phone manufacturers go, the men and women at Samsung must be geniuses because the Galaxy S series keeps getting better and better. The Galaxy S3 has so many great features it's hard to say where to start. There's the 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display, and the multitask feature that lets you continue to watch a video while texting, but the S Beam has got to be the best feature in my book. It allows you to place two S3's back-to-back and you can transfer pictures, music, videos and more.

Review Roundup: Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II Challenge Apple’s iPhone 5

Can Samsung’s flagship smartphones stand up to the sixth-gen iPhone?

This week’s Review Roundup takes a look at how the Galaxy S III and the…

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Starting at $1,199, the Samsung Series 9 ultrabook is thin, light and has a neat backlit keyboard (Image: Samsung)

Review Roundup: Two Ultrabook Picks for Mobile Professionals

See whether a business or consumer ultrabook suits your needs

In this week’s Review Roundup, we’re taking a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon…

By K. T. Bradford

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iPad Owners Upset Over Timing of iPad Mini Launch

Nearly half of iPad owners polled are angry about the latest Apple release

According to a new study conducted by Toluna QuickSurveys, loyal iPad owners are angry about…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Reasons Entreprenuers Should Buy An iPad Mini

See why small business owners should invest in the fifth gen iPad

See why entrepreneurs should add the iPad Mini to their list of must-have digital tools.

By Terrance Gaines

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3M Streaming Projector powered by Roku

Review Roundup: Pico Projectors Add Portability to Big-Screen Video

See how the 3M Streaming Projector powered by Roku and Optoma PK301+ compare

BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at how the 3M Streaming Projector powered by Roku and Optoma…

By Robert S. Anthony

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Logitech UE Boombox retails for $249.99 (Image: Logitech)

Review Roundup: Wireless Speakers Offer More Compatibility Options

The Logitech UE Boombox and Pioneer A1 Wi-Fi Speaker offer different connection methods

The Logitech UE Boombox and Pioneer A1 Wi-Fi Speaker offer more compatibility options than conventional…

By K. T. Bradford

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Logitech's TV Cam HD retails for $200 (Image: Logitech)

Review Roundup: Two Clever Videoconferencing Solutions from Logitech

Take a look at how these high-quality videoconferencing devices compare

Two new Logitech webcams, the $200 TV Cam HD and the $250 BCC950 Conference Cam,…

By Robert S. Anthony

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Motorola Droid Razr M Provides the Best of Both Worlds

Google and Motorola's first collaborative phone is a sign of big things to come

The Motorola Droid Razr M provides a powerful performance, beautiful display and long battery life.…

By K. T. Bradford

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Driverless Cars Given Green Light in California

The Golden State takes the fast lane with signing of SB 1298

Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1298, a law allowing driverless cars onto state roads and…

By Janel Martinez

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Nestlé Includes GPS Tracker in Kit-Kat Bars

The candy maker’s latest promotional campaign merges chocolate and navigation devices

Nestle has announced it is placing a GPS tracker inside four versions of Kit-Kat bars…

By Janel Martinez

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Get Into This: 4 Free Savvy Job Search Apps

On-the-go resources make getting that gig so much easier

Check out these four free app resources to make your job search that much easier…

By Janell Hazelwood

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HTC Debuts Windows 8X & 8S Devices

The Taiwanese company offers users a unique experience with the latest Windows phones

HTC and Microsoft announced on Wednesday their latest creations: the Windows Phone 8X and the…

By Janel Martinez

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Apple iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Break Sales Record

iPhone 5 has better pre-order sales than its predecessor

The iPhone 5 set a new pre-order record within the first 24 hours of sales.…

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Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone 5

Apple’s latest creation boasts a thinner, lighter frame and innovative new features

With pre-orders of the iPhone 5 opening up this Friday, for delivery on September 21,…

By Hajj Flemings

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: A Business Exec-Friendly Tablet

Samsung's newest tablet is a comfortable device, but the S-Pen functionality is a tossup at times

Android tablets for the business crowd doesn’t seem like the norm, especially with the advent…

By K. T. Bradford

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Are You Buying into the Madness of Apple’s iPhone 5?

Apple's newest shiny new toy starts at $199

Apple’s newest shiny new toy starts at $199

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The cast of 'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta' stood center stage on  social media during the entire season (Image: VH1)

‘Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta’ Surpasses Summer TV Hits in the ‘Social’ Category

The hit VH1 reality show known for its shock value has a strong social media footprint

The numbers are in, and LAHHA ranks as this summer’s most social television show, excluding…

By Janel Martinez

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Nike Embraces the Interactive Era

The sportswear and equipment giant reveals it’s more than the “just do it” slogan and Swoosh logo in the digital age

With Nike’s digital focused division expanding to include more employees and moving into a larger…

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Bluetooth Keyboards: Different Keystrokes for Different Folks

A wireless keyboard can be a tablet owner’s best friend when editing long documents. The right one for you depends on how you’ll use it.

There are dozens of Bluetooth keyboards on the market, and BlackEnterprise.com highlights six which represents…

By Robert S. Anthony

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Starbucks Partners with Square for Payments

The mobile payment processing platform will process payments in nearly 7,000 Starbucks stores in the US this fall

Square, the popular mobile payment provider, announced a partnership with Starbucks on Wednesday that would…

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Want $300 in 30 Days? Samsung Will Pay You for Your Old Smartphone

The technology company announced it is giving away rebates of up to $300 for old smartphones

The tech company announced on its Facebook Page and samsungupgrade.com on Monday that customers who…

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Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook: A Thin Notebook for Less-Than-Thick Wallets

Today’s new wave of Ultrabook notebooks may be thinner and lighter than the unit you own now, but are they worth a trip to the electronics store?

The IdeaPad U310 from Lenovo, a 3.75-pound unit with a 13.3-inch display, a 1.7 GHz…

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Jay-Z to Serve As Executive Producer of ‘NBA2K13’

The Brooklyn-born rapper and entrepreneur adds executive producer to his accomplishments with upcoming “NBA2K13” game

Multi-platinum selling rapper-turned-entrepreneur Jay-Z is venturing into new waters with his latest business endeavor. It…

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Don’t Believe the Hype: 8 Commonly Used Apps That Disappoint

HuffPostTech compiled a list of the “least favorite, constantly crashing, glitch-prone apps or phone features…

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Samsung Galaxy S III: The Next Enterprise-Ready Smartphone

New Android phone does double duty as a personal and business device

Black Enterprise reviews the Samsung Galaxy S III, a business-ready, dual-core mobile device that can…

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Amazon Is Reportedly Developing a Smartphone

With the success of the Kindle Fire, the electronic retailing company is venturing into new territory with its smartphone project

While the cards haven’t all been laid out on the table, word surfaced late yesterday…

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Dell XPS 13: A Great Companion for the On-the-Go Consumer

A thorough review of Dell's first ultrabook finds the laptop quick, powerful, and light

Dell’s first ultrabook, the XPS 13 packs powerful performance into a sleek, strikingly thin, compact…

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A rash of thefts is causing commuters to think twice about wearing expensive headphones such as Monster’s Beats by Dr. Dre on trains and buses. So what can you do to stay safe? You can go cold turkey and leave your audio gear at home, but if you can’t bear to be away from your tunes that long, there’s a partial alternative: Go small.  

Instead of donning a large, glitzy headset that can be spotted from the other end of a crowded subway platform, use a small, in-ear headset that’s not as obvious but still offers high-quality deep bass and clear high notes. Many of these units incorporate Apple iPod-, iPad- and iPhone-friendly inline remote controls and microphones. If you’re looking to swap your big headphones for small beats, check out these portable and trendy earphones.--Robert S. Anthony

6 Small Headsets That Pack Big Sound

Instead of donning a large, glitzy headset that can be spotted from the other end…

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5 Tech Moves to Watch This Week

With talks of Facebook setting up shop to create a smartphone and Google Glass resurfacing…

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Facebook Looking to Acquire Facial Recognition Tech Company Face.com

Recent reports indicate the social networking giant is in talks to acquire Face.com

Facebook might be interested in acquiring facial recognition technology company Face.com, according to recent reports.

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Platinum League Introduces First-Ever Interactive Trading Cards

While most people collect sports collectible cards as a pastime, The Platinum League is bringing music to life with interactive trading cards

Combining his love and experience for music and sports, William Green, CEO of The Platinum…

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At the 2012 International CTIA Wireless Conference in New Orleans, Black Enterprise presented its first-ever Best in Show Awards to nine device and software manufacturers, including companies like Samsung, Western Digital, and Novatel. 

The winners were picked with the help of the Black Enterprise Tech Advisory Board, which includes Mario Armstrong, Ramon Ray, K.T. Bradford, Sherry L. Smith, Jeffrey L. Wilson, and Terrance Gaines. Winners had to be an exhibitor at the show or nominated for a CTIA Emerging Technology award. 

Tell us in the comments below, and on our Facebook page, if you agree or disagree with our choices, and let us know who you think is the best in show among all of our choices. Congratulations to our winners!

PHOTOS: Black Enterprise’s Best in Show Awards at CTIA Wireless 2012

Nine software and device manufacturers recognized for their innovation and creativity

At the 2012 International CTIA Wireless Conference in New Orleans, Black Enterprise presented its first…

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The Nextbook Premium 8SE doesn't have all the capabilities of a more expensive tablet, but it does give those devices a run for their money (Image: E Fun Inc.)

Nextbook Premium 8SE: Low Cost Doesn’t Have to Mean Cheap

Smaller than an iPad, bigger than a Kindle (and cheaper than both), the Nextbook Premium 8SE is an example of what today’s budget Android tablets can and can’t do

The Nextbook Premium 8SE from E-FUN Inc. comes with Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich),…

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Every year bottles of perfume, scarves, and restaurant dinner outings are the go-to picks for Mother's Day gifts. But have you noticed how your mom is texting a bit more, checking email and that she even has a Facebook page? Maybe she is ready for the next frontier. It is time to take a leap of faith and support in adding more tech gadgets to her life. Here are 6 gadgets that Moms will surely appreciate. –Yoli Ouiya

6 Gadgets for the Tech Savvy Mom

Don’t scramble to decide what to get your mom for Mother’s Day, check out these…

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Smart Homes Save Money

Digital solutions that will lower the cost of your energy bill

Remote working is becoming more popular as companies strive to save money and become more…

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Tag, You’re Paid

Ex-music industry executive shows how to make a picture worth $1,000

“Every photo has a story behind it, but the Internet separates a photo from its…

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Jay-Z Launches New Facebook Game, Empire

The innovative entrepreneur delivers a new way to enjoy everyone's favorite social network

Hip-hop mogul/entrepreneur Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter unveils Empire, a new Facebook game where users get to…

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Nokero & ChildFund Partner to Create a Brighter Future for Underprivileged Children

The international organizations aim to break the cycle of energy poverty through the Global Light to Learn Challenge

ChildFund International and Nokero International Ltd join forces to distribute clean, eco-friendly lighting to kids…

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Out of the Doghouse

Failure to upgrade hardware can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in maintenance of antiquated…

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Samsung Galaxy Note: Tiny Tablet or Supersized Smartphone?

Get the rundown on the tech company’s latest release

Tablet or smartphone? The Samsung Galaxy Note is enough of both to make it a…

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Is PayPal Digital Wallet the Future of Money?

The online payment service moves beyond accepting payments via mobile devices

With the announcement of the PayPal Digital Wallet during SXSW Interactive, the tech world is…

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Apple Inc. Decoded: iPads, iPhones, iPods, MacBooks… Oh, My!

With the release of the New iPad, Black Enterprise breaks down the consumer electronic juggernaut’s biggest product launches

As one of the most successful brands ever, Apple Inc has revolutionized our world with…

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SXSW 2012: New Financial Tools Set to Create a Cashless Society

Financial transactions from mobile devices are becoming more and more popular, and the increase in cashless operations is opening doors for startups

As the world moves to digital platforms, the way we interact with our finances is…

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SXSW 2012: Hajj Flemings Officially Launches Tech Startup Gokit

A year after conceiving Gokit at South by Southwest, the founder officially launched his startup in front of a who’s who crowd of black digerati

Tech entrepreneurs and friends gathered at Copa Bar and Grill to mark the launch of…

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New iPad App Square Register Turns Tablet Into Cash Register

Square Register lets business owners process payments from their iPad

Mobile payment company Square released a new iPad app on Monday, which allows brick-and-mortar merchants…

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Pocket-sized Payroll

Payroll leader ADP has gone mobile—servicing more than 8,000 of its clients with the ADP…

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The GPS of the Supermarket

AisleFinder CEO and Founder Curtiss Pope helps the world navigate its local grocery stores

Curtiss Pope’s bright idea came to him while shopping in his local Safeway grocery store,…

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Apple iPads Seized Over Trademark Dispute

The tech giant is battling over the rights to use the name “iPad”

Chinese authorities are pulling dozens of iPads from shelves in Northern China because Shenzhen…

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WATCH: Lenovo Brings Portability to Business

New tablets, laptops, and mobile monitors provide great tools for busy professionals on the go

This year, Lenovo’s new products are making a great impression. See exactly how these recently…

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Salesforce for Quickbooks

Salesforce for QuickBooks (www.quickbooks.intuit.com; $28 (group version) /$70 (professional) per user/per month) is an accounting…

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Tablets to the Rescue

How one small business benefited from using mobile technology

Stacey Scott, CEO of Elgia Inc., began using iPads in 2011 to save time and…

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Top Trends and Highlights from the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show

With thousands of new products on the showroom floor at CES, here's what takeaways matter the most

With thousands of new products on the showroom floor at CES, here’s what takeaways matter…

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WIN!!! Apple iPad 2

Get down to business with the iPad 2

BlackEnterprise.com is giving YOU the chance to WIN an Apple iPad 2. The iPad 2…

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Monster presented their latest audio accessories and gadgets Monday morning during the first full press day at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. Keeping both fashion and functionality in mind, the premium headphones and audio device manufacturer is launching a new headset line alongside multiple new earphone designs. Take a look at the new, innovative headphones Monster launched at their 2012 CES press conference. —Janel Martinez

Monster Unveils Series of Hi-Tech Headphones at CES 2012

Monster merges high-performance technology with style at 2012 International CES

Monster unveils a variety of headphones, as well as other innovative lifestyle products, at the…

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2012 Consumer Electronics Show: Day 1 Recap

Check in all week for news, tips, and reviews of the latest tech products of 2012

The first day of the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV culminated…

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A White rapper had the hottest Super Bowl commercial, a Black tech startup accelerator changes the Web tech startup space and a homeless man gets his dream job because a YouTube video went viral. The year 2011 was epic in terms of showing how much impact technology has on our culture and has changed the way we communicate, launch businesses, and become informed about current events. As the final days on this year count down, I decided to take a look back on some of the great (and not-so-great) moments in technology for 2011. —Hajj Flemings

2011: The Year in Review Through Technology

A look back at technology's impact on the year that was

From the man with the golden voice to Occupy Wall Street, the 2011 year in…

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Headsets are high up on the list of must-have tech gadgets to gift this holiday season. While some prefer their earphones bedazzled with gems or coated in their favorite color, others like them simple and in-ear or—the exact opposite—over-ear and as large as ever. BlackEnterprise.com has got you covered, suggesting some of today’s latest headphones for the tech geek (or novice) in your life.--Janel Martinez

Holiday Gift Guide: 4 Headphones That’ll Keep You in Tune

Take a peek at these must-have headphone picks

Whether you’re looking for simple or high-tech, in-ear or over-ear earphones, BlackEnterprise.com has got you…

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Holiday Gift Guide: 8 Health-Conscious Tech Gifts

Don’t know what to purchase the health buff in your life? Check out these tech treats

These eight healthy gift picks will have folks talking about your gift well into the…

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Win!!! NeatDesk, Office Desk Organizer

Valued at $400, the NeatDesk desk organizer is yours for the taking

The NeatDesk allows clutter bugs to organize their paperwork with a simple scan than organizes…

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All [a Tech Guy] Wants For Christmas is…

Tech expert Hajj Flemings lets you scan his Christmas wish list for inspiration

What do you get the techie who has everything for the holidays? Here are some…

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The holiday season is in full swing and no matter if you have a short or long list gift ideas are always a plus—especially when it comes to that special someone who’s into cars. Whether you can tell a carburetor from a car gasket or not, BlackEnterprise.com has compiled a few automotive gift items for that car enthusiast in your life. From cutting edge gadgets and accessories to apparel choices, we’ve got 15 products that’ll rev up your holiday shopping list. —Branden J. Peters

Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Gifts for the Car Enthusiast in Your Life

Some of the most cutting edge gadgets and apparel choices for your automotive needs

No holiday gift guide would be complete without taking care of the car enthusiasts in…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab with Wi-Fi or 4G LTE has the chops for enterprise whether…

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Tech Company Imaginary Feet “Crosswalks” into the Next Phase of App Discovery

Tech company allows you to discover new apps based on your social circle

Imaginary Feet co-founder Patrick Jackson shares insight on how his company manages to carve out…

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Skinny Case for iPad 2 Doubles as Portable Keyboard

The function of a laptop without all the bulk

Part protective case, part keyboard, the Skinny Case for iPad 2 is perfect for the…

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Nokia to Ditch Touchscreen for Kinetic Bend Screen Technology

The mobile device maker looks to revolutionize the industry with this new tech

During the 2011 Nokia World conference in London, the mobile maker unveiled the prototype for…

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Apple iCloud: Will It Change Wireless Computing for the Better?

The computer giant reveals its wireless hard drive in the cloud

With the introduction of Apple’s latest product, iCloud, the technology giant adds a seamless way…

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Are paper business cards extinct? As I travel to various interactive conferences I find there are more digital transfers of contact information than business cards changing hands. With the introduction of smartphones and tablets into the work environment, people have the ability to share their contact information digitally in real-time so the idea of a physical card may be a thing of the past for some. 	One of the major problems with traditional business cards is that we have a pile of them; we can never find the one we need when we need it and our pertinent business contacts need to be stored digitally. There are a host of technologies that can equip users to store contacts digitally that can be accessed from any mobile device at anytime and integrates a social layer to business networking and provides the context of the interaction. Still, I would argue that there is still value in paper business cards so don’t throw your cards away, yet. But here are five digital tools that can help you make the transition smoothly. —Hajj Flemings

5 Apps to Replace Your Paper Business Cards

In a digital world exchanging contact information means more than passing out business cards

With the advent of smartphones and tablets, physical business cards are slowly becoming obsolete as…

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With the unbeatable heat comes even hotter gadgets to add to your weekend getaway bags. This year, we’ve witnessed the birth of one-of-a kind devices, such as Nikon’s new camera series, and added tricks to long-time favorites like the iPhone 4. Just in time for your summer travel, BlackEnterprise.com aggregated a list of must-have tech tools that will make for a bon voyage.—Janel Martinez

Top 6 Gadgets for Summer Travel

When venturing out on your next summer getaway, be sure to pack one of these 6 must-have devices

When venturing out on your next summer getaway, be sure to pack one of these…

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For those looking to trade in that old automobile for a hot new ride this summer, automakers are unleashing a bevy of cool new car features. With the rapid growth of technology, car makers are improving more than just the rideability and exterior design, but also complete interior functionality. So if you plan to shop around for a new ride, here are seven high-tech and alluring car features that will make your purchase a real upgrade. —Jeff Fortson

7 Must-Have Features for Your Car

Give your car a major upgrade this summer with these savvy tech features

Buying a new car is only step one. Personalize your ride with the latest automotive…

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8 Tech Toys For Father’s Day

Not sure what to get the special man in your life for father's day? Here's a 21st Century gift guide

Technology is a man’s best friend so this Father’s Day be sure to get your…

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5 Top Tablets: Which One is Right For You?

An extensive review of the latest hot options to enhance your mobile workspace

From the iPad 2 to the Motorola Xoom, there are a bundle of new tablets…

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The Pros and Cons of Windows Phone 7 OS

The new Windows OS integrates great with office, but is short on apps.

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, here are a few of the…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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