This week on my top 3: pay for things in a whole new way, sending hilarious animated e-cards to your friends and family, and cooking a soup from your smartphone.
If you’re someone who is routinely misplacing or losing things like the TV remote, your keys, wallet, or smartphone, I’ve got good news: there’s technology that can help!
Back in April on my Top 3 for the TODAY show, I showed off an amazing removable wallpaper called WeMontage. Perfect for anyone with kids, college kids in dorms, seniors in assisted living, or anyone who just wants to share some of their awesome smartphone photos off. Check it out:
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Earlier this week, I got my hands on the new Powerbeats2 Wireless headphones from Beats by Dre, and I’ve been listening to music and taking conference calls on them non-stop. Now that they’ve been announced, I can share my review with you. First thoughts? These are totally worth it!
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 since they bought NeXT computer, bringing Steve Jobs back to the company he founded, for $400 million in 1997.
With all the speculation coming to an end, it’s time to examine the question many are still asking: Why did Apple buy Beats anyway? Here are my top 5 reasons I think this acquisition makes sense for both companies.
On Mario’s Top 3, I cover the hottest tech stories of the week. This week I start off by taking a look at Fire TV, the new streaming box from Amazon. I show you how to make managing your budget easy with Mint.com. And finally, I show off some awesome removable wallpaper from WeMontage.
You can read more about all of these products at TODAY.com.
Have you heard about new online retailer Everlane? Their pitch is that they take out the middle man on luxury goods to deliver better prices to consumers – like a combined wholesaler & retailer. They also source all of the manufacturers themselves, so Everlane can tell you exactly where the products were made. It’s a great idea, because they’re using the web to bring down prices while increasing transparency!
I ordered a couple of T-Shirts just to check it out and make sure the quality was really what they promise.
Some behind-the-scenes footage from the TODAY Show this morning. How long can Matt Lauer spin a basketball on his finger? Watch the video to find out!
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