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Amazon Fire Phone: For People Who Like to Buy Things (From Amazon)

After months of speculation, at yesterday’s special event in Seattle, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos took to the stage and unveiled their Fire phone. It’s got 4 cameras that track your head at all times to offer an immersive 3D experience. It’s got 24-7 support from live human beings you can get to in under 10 seconds […]

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What consumers get from the Apple-Beats deal (CNBC Tech Yeah!)

I was asked to appear on CNBC’s “Tech Yeah!” this morning to discuss the three billion dollar Apple-Beats deal and what it means for consumers. For even more on this deal, be sure to read my previous post, 5 Reasons why Apple (Finally!) Decided to Buy Beats

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5 Reasons why Apple (Finally!) Decided to Buy Beats

It’s official says Brian X. Chen, reporting for the NY Times: Apple, ending weeks-long speculation on the deal, says today that they’re buying Beats for $3 billion. While a little bit less than the $3.2 billion I reported back on May 8th, this is still a huge deal for both companies, and Apple’s largest acquisition […]

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Is Apple about to buy Beats in $3.2 billion deal?

We often hear about all the little purchases Apple makes. A mapping company here. An LED manufacturer there. A lot of little stuff but nothing touching their $100+ billion in they’ve got in reserve. Now it sounds like things are about to change in a BIG way. According to a report by Matthew Garrahan and […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Amazon Fire TV

In Seattle today, Amazon launched their streaming TV solution, called Fire TV. Going head-to-head with Apple, Google and Roku for control of your living room, Amazon is promising a future about more than just streaming TV and movies! Because the Fire TV runs a modified version of Android (just like Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets) you’ll […]

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Comparing the music streaming services, and my own history with music

I’m not just a DJ, I come from a family of musicians! My grandmother, Margaret Armstrong, taught piano for Baltimore City kids and eventually ran educational programs and then most famously founded the Baltimore School of the Arts. My brother Sean is a triple-threat musician! He’s a DJ, Producer, Writer & Artist. He’s the most musically […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of TED Talks: My, How Things Have Changed!

This is a guest post contributed by Shy Mukerjee, the Managing and Online Editor of Mario Armstrong Media Starting in 1984, the first TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference was originally meant to be a one-off event. In fact, the second TED didn’t happen until 1990. But the TED we know today, mostly from their supremely […]

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SXSW 2014 in Review: the Numbers, the Hottest Trends, and More!

South by Southwest is getting big. Really, really big. In 2013, the the Austin Business Journal reported that more than 155,000 people attended at least one event at SXSW. Few doubt that 2014’s SXSW, which is just now coming to a close, will be even bigger than that. While for years it was primarily thought […]

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Join Ellen’s Oscars selfie with the Urturn app!

Here’s a fun new app and site for you to try out: Urturn is all about helping you photoshop yourself into famous photographs, without having to actually learn photoshop! You can even use the site to create your own images that other people can put themselves in, which is what one user did with his […]

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Ellen smashes Obama’s records, gets 2.7+ million retweets with Oscars #selfie

The bar was set pretty high: President Obama’s 2012 victory tweet smashed all records on it’s way to more than three quarters of a million retweets! Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012 And then Ellen put Samsung’s sponsorship dollars and her Galaxy Note 3 to the test, and took a […]

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