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Phil Nickinson

Phil is the father of two beautiful girls and is the Dad behind Modern Dad. Before that he spent seven years at the helm of Android Central. Before that he spent a decade in a newsroom of a two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist newspaper. Before that — well, we don't talk much about those days.

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Prototype of Amazon's smartphone leaks out, could make iOS 7 parallax look tame by comparison

Prototype of Amazon's smartphone leaks out, could make iOS 7 parallax look tame by comparison

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Today we're getting our first look at what may well be Amazon's first foray into the smartphone arena, courtesy of a scoop from BGR. What we see here is a prototype, BGR writes, and clearly shows some of the interesting hardware features. A series of cameras on the front of the 4.7-inch device are said to be of the infrared variety, used to track your face and eyes to change how things...

Delta: Fly like the 1 percent, compute like a chump with a free low-end MacBook Air

Delta: Fly like the 1 percent, compute like a chump with a free low-end MacBook Air

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Just got an e-mail from Delta, offering up a free MacBook Air if I buy a Delta Private Jets card for the low, low price of $100,000. You know, "perfect for those who prefer to travel light," Delta says. (Probably with a sherpa.) But you've got to read the fine print, right? Here's where it really gets insulting. You just dropped 100 large on access to private planes. The least Delta...

Here they come: iPad mini shipping notifications out ahead of tomorrow's delivery

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Here they come, folks! If you're just waking up, check your e-mail for a tracking number from Apple, as the iPads mini are on the road, scheduled for delivery tomorrow. (Our actually started its trek in China on Oct. 28, but as is sometimes the case it keep its movement secret until now.) Just a day to go. And if you're still on the fence about picking one up, be sure to check out our...