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Welcome to Techfast with Maple-glazed Pumpkin Scones!

November 1, 2011

Welcome to Techfast! The Techfast Blog provides a healthy dose of the latest trends in technology with a side of savory breakfast recipes, and we are thrilled to begin this daily delicious journey with you! This hip blog coincides with the equally as hip Techfast eNewsletter, your source for the hottest, most scrumptious news from the world of technology, designed for you to enjoy with your first steaming cup of coffee every morning.

By checking in to The Techfast Blog, you’ll never go hungry for your morning meal or the morning’s tech news again! 

Today's Techfast: Texting or Testing?

November 3, 2011

There are few things that separate us from the "lower forms," those being animals, plants, protozoa, etc. One is cigarette-smoking, which is stupid. Another is cooking, which is awesome. (Raw vegans will disagree with me.) I hesitate to use “the invention of technology” as a distinguishing characteristic of humans vs.

Dating and Doughnuts

November 8, 2011

With a headline to this blog post that could instill fear and love simultaneously, we say 'Happy Tuesday!' What better way to celebrate being alive than to eat some doughnuts and talk about online dating? Can't think of another right now...

The explosion of online dating is affecting entire generations of humans, albeit ones that live in first world countries, but, according to this awesome article by Tracey Schelmetic, online dating has progressed so rapidly that  it is now being surpassed by "mobile dating." 

It took a while for us to get past the notion of it being "OK" or less taboo to meet a potential romantic partner through a computer. Now we've got to face up to the idea that it's happening over smartphones. "Turns out that 61 percent of those surveyed say they are more likely to hook up on a mobile dating app than on a traditional dating site, according to the graphic, which was reproduced on All Things Facebook," writes Schelmetic. 

What These Granola Bars and The Microwave Have in Common

November 10, 2011

They were both accidents.

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, but when life hands you weird macarons, make... granola bars? Sure.

We all have "oops!" moments. Most recently, Mariela Castro Espin, the niece of Fidel Castro, when she noted how impressed she was with the legalized prostitution system in Amsterdam.

Let Techfast Wake You Up!

November 17, 2011

This week's daily issues of the Techfast eNewsletter have done wonders for the brain at 8:00 a.m. ET (or, as we like to call it, "TMC time"). If you're like any of the early-rising editors here at TMC, then you need something a bit more powerful than a motivational sounding alarm to get you ready for the day. 

How about  a peek into Google's secret X lab?

Talk about Hybrids... with Chocolate Pretzel Doughnuts

December 7, 2011

This week in the TMC offices, we are contemplating hybrids: phones used as flashlights, video game consoles as TV suppliers, and pretzels doubling as doughnuts.

It appears as though, in our heavily multi-tasking world, we require people and objects to be many things at once and do many things at once. Writers should also be photographers, engineers should be designers, our personal devices should be our best friends.

With the advent of Siri, the magical voice software on the iPhone 4S, we are wondering how heavy the reliance on this new technology will become for users.

Mergers on the Carrier and Cookie Fronts

December 15, 2011

This Techfast contribution was written by Tamare Wolf, Web Editor for TMCnet. 

We here at TMC usually find ourselves up to our ears in news of successful mergers and acquisitions between companies across all industries and verticals. However, as of late, wireless giants T-Mobile and AT&T are defying the odds as this proposed merger has turned into quite a convoluted affair, as other players in the space, like Sprint, and now the U.S. government have moved to block the acquisition.