Kwame Opam

Kwame Opam

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kwame graduated from Stony Brook University with BA in Anthropology and has a Masters in Media Studies. He's done stints at Gizmodo, Geekosystem, and The Daily, where he did reviews and commented on only the finest memes. Most often you can find him playing with at least two smartphones, reading comics, and griping about the ending of Lost. Follow him on Twitter at @kwameopam and Instagram at @kwames.

Bloomberg: Dell in buyout talks with private-equity firms

According to Bloomberg, Dell is in buyout talks with at least two private-equity firms. The talks could result in the largest consumer tech acquisition of our time, and further signals the end of the PC.

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Discussion-based social network Branch opens to the public with new features in tow

Branch, the social network for meaningful conversation that launched early last year, has just left private beta and is now open to the public with a few new features.

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Raspberry Pi close to selling one million units

Now that CES is over, it's good to see the little guys are still doing well. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the $35 micro-computer is close to reaching one million units sold.

Computing

Digg staging a comeback, doubles its users since August

Digg seems to be enjoying a resurgence. After a well-received redesign last year, folks wondered if it could return to its former glory. According to the site's developers, they've doubled its users. That's definitely a start

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Ready for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration? Be sure to bring your ‘social media butler’

So you're going to the Inauguration but you have a little more money to burn. Something like $47,000 worth? You may want to hire a social media butler to Instagram you drinking champagne

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Craigslist expanding its maps to include yard sales and flea markets

Craigslist is slowly but surely moving into the present. The site is currently rolling out an expansion to its young mapping service, allowing users to find yard sales and flea markets for all their antiquing needs.

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Snapchat vs. Poke: The ToS Showdown

Snapchat and Facebook are blazing a trail with self-destructing messages. But how all that information is stored and if it's even completely destroyed may seem like a mystery. Here's a look at how each service treats your super secret information

Mobile

Sell anything anywhere in a second thanks to new startup SellSimple

Selling online is tough, but 2012 was full of new apps and startups that wanted to make that easier. SellSimple is the newest player in the game, promising to make selling anything on any of the big e-commerce sites simpler than ever

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Samsung Series 3 Chromebox Review

The Samsung Chromebox Series 3 is a good machine. Good, but not great. And starting at $329, it’s a bit more expensive than any browser-based system should be.

  • Pros: Extremely fast , Plenty of ports , Chrome OS is starting to…
  • Cons: Derivative design , Limited ecosystem , Expensive compared…

Google’s Google+ strategy: Evil, but still working

Google is further integrating Google+ with the rest of its services, forcing users to sign up whether they want to or not. While they've earned criticism for the strategy, it's still proving very effective.

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Intel’s rumored set-top box is already facing delays

Facing sluggish support from content distributors, Intel's rumored set-top box will have to wait before it can change how we watch TV.

Computing

Apple partnering with Broadcom to bring 5G Wi-Fi to 2013 Macs

If the rumors are true, Apple may be in the process of adopting high-speed 5G wireless for 2013's Mac lineup.

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Launch This Year spurs developers to get apps out the door in 2013

If you're an amateur app developer hoping to develop the Next Big Thing, but need a helping hand to keep you on schedule, Launch This Year gives you the tools you need to make it happen in 2013.

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The Best Memes of 2012. Period.

Nothing quite measures the Internet's pulse like a good meme, and thankfully 2012 was full of them. Here are the cream of the very thick crop. Thanks for the laughs, memes of 2012. You will live on in our hearts forever.

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