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Frederic Lardinois

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Frederic Lardinois founded SiliconFilter in 2011. Before starting this site, he wrote about 1,500 articles for ReadWriteWeb. His areas of interest are consumer web and mobile apps, as well as Internet-connected devices like cars, smart sensors and toasters. You can reach him at [email protected]

Last year, it looked like augmented reality apps were at the cusp of becoming mainstream as numerous ad campaigns and mobile apps started to...

When Google announced that it was going to integrate Google+ with its search results, its biggest competitor in the search market, Microsoft's Bing, remained...

With networks that typically span the whole country and plans that generally shield U.S. mobile phone users from paying extra roaming fees these days,...

Last year, Google Offers, the company's Groupon clone, launched a program in New York City and San Francisco that brought deals from third-party daily-deals services...

Now that Mozilla has fully embraced its rapid-release cycle, an update from version 9 to 10 of its popular Firefox browser isn't really an...

Microsoft today announced that it has started a private “technical preview” of the latest version of its flagship Microsoft Office 15 productivity suite. Currently,...

Before Christmas last year, there was a lot of talk about how Amazon and other online retailers now try to get shoppers to compare...

While Google is facing more and more criticism these days, Microsoft quietly continues to improve its search engine Bing. While Bing is currently available...

You can’t really call your startup a startup until you’ve ordered a few t-shirts and stickers with your logo on them. Startup Threads is...

Tech new aggregator Techmeme just gave it self a major makeover. While the site's utility was always (relatively) undisputed, it never won any design...

Google just launched a major update for Google Earth. The program now offers one seamless image of the globe instead of a patchwork of...

Google+ is now available for teenagers. Unlike some of its competitors, Google always insisted that the users of its social network were 18 or...

McDonald's has been an active but somewhat timid participant on many social media platforms for a long time. For the most part,  but lately,...

Google's Chromebooks aren't getting any major traction with consumers, it seems, but they are getting rather popular in schools. Today, during the annual FETC...

Google's integration of Google+ results hasn't exactly received the thunderous applause Google probably expected. Chances are, however, it's here to stay, though that doesn't...