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4 Apr 2013 - Global

Feilan FL-102 Universal Remote Control

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 06:11
Feilan FL-102 Universal RemoteThere are remote controls, and then there are remote controls. I know that most of us, myself included, have not heard of Feilan before, but perhaps it is time to sit up and take notice. With the...
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Destiny's Character ClassesThe other day we reported that Bungie's upcoming game, Destiny, was shown off in a character development video, and now thanks to Eurogamer, they have revealed the different character classes and...
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Chinese Bookstore App GetsApple has banned a Chinese bookstore app for iOS, citing illegal content as the reason. The app offered titles that the Chinese government says are illegal. It was clarified to the developer by Apple...
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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox saysTokyo-based Mt. Gox, the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange, says it's been hit by a major DDoS attack that's causing lengthy trading lags, 502 errors, and in some cases, preventing people from logging...
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BlackBerry's Peculiar BBMBBM Music, I hardly knew ye (seriously, I never got the chance to play with it). In an email sent out to the service's users earlier tonight, BlackBerry announced that it was officially pulling the...
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As Web Search Goes Mobile,Though Google is the undisputed king of search, alternative services are chipping into its share of the market.
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Giving a Baby a Light Saber IsImagine a world where light sabers are real. Totally awesome, yeah? All fun and games, right? But not really when a baby gets his hands on a light saber. When they start waving things around, you're...
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Seagate Ships World's FirstSeagate will be shipping a 4TB hard drive that has the distinction of being the world's first to include a 1TB per platter design. This basically means that each spinning disk in the hard drive has a...
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This wasn't supposed to happen. Thump-thump. According to the old timers, the station had been abandoned years ago. So what was the rhythmic signature I was seeing on the scan -- the one echoing on...
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Brian Pokorny Returns To SVBrian Pokorny, who led photo-sharing service Daily Booth and Batch into a talent acquisition by Airbnb, is returning to SV Angel as a general partner. He has a long history with the firm. He's been a...
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Panasonic Lumix GF6 Photos andPanasonic had quite a leaky day today. New details of its upcoming GF6 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera hit the Interwebs via separate sources, giving us a better idea of what should be expecting...
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Facebook announced Thursday its big mobile plans for Android: Facebook Home. Although it will initially be available only on a few models, Facebook Home represents how Facebook wants to exist on...
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Photos: Facebook Home and HTCFacebook Home and HTC First in Photos
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Photos: Facebook Home and HTCFacebook Home and HTC First in PhotosÂ
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Student Entrepreneurs Catch Startup Fever

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 23:49
Student Entrepreneurs CatchMore than a dozen students at Stanford University have put their degrees on hold to join a new startup, in one of the largest-ever departures...
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Cameron Yuill: Soon All Online Advertising Will be Video

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 23:46
Video advertising will double approximately every two years until all online ads will be video ads. That's right. All online ads will be video.
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Robert Siciliano: How NFC and Security Work Hand in Hand

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 23:46
NFC is an acronym for near field communication, a wireless technology that allows devices to talk to each other. In the case of a mobile wallet application, those devices would be a mobile phone and a...
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Facebook Home Boots GoogleShortly after Facebook's Home announcement, I got to chat with Tom Allison, Facebook's Android Engineering Manager. We discussed his favorite parts of Home, how much they changed the underlying OS,...
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Google has added a sixth European market to its Chromebook rollout.
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Twitter comes to BloombergBloomberg's data terminals will now show information from the Twitter feeds of companies, executives, or economists. As The New York Times reports, Bloomberg, whose terminals are ubiquitous on Wall...
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Microsoft Reportedly LaunchingGoogle has certainly made waves in the wearable technology niche with Glass. Baidu, China's biggest search engine, has confirmed that it is working on a Google Glass rival, but it isn't sure when it...
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Facebook has unveiled a new product, Facebook Home, at an event everyone knew would have something to do with phones and apps and operating systems.
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A month after Google became the first company to release data on the secretive government requests known as National Security Letters, the search giant is again setting a precedent as the first major...
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commentary Say what you will, but the social network has tactfully pushed its way further inside the smartphone with an approach that's neither too obtrusive nor too bland.
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Sun's magnetic 'heartbeat' is discovered

NBC News - 4 Apr 2013 23:41
By Elizabeth HowellSpace.comA magnetic "solar heartbeat" beats deep in the sun's interior, generating energy that leads to solar flares and sunspots, according to new research.A new supercomputer...
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Commercial ventures are planning to send out profit-hunting missions to asteroids by the year 2020 -- but in the shorter term, they're bringing in money by developing technologies that may show up on...
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By Douglas MainLiveScienceCoral reefs may be more independent and resilient than previously thought.New research shows that an isolated reef off the northwest coast of Australia that was severely...
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iHeartRadio brings 'PerfectFind a radio station that's just right for the time of day or mood you're in Just a couple of months after new features of iHeartRadio were released, the Android app has been updated to integrate the...
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The chief developer of the popular alternative Android firmware CyanogenMod thought that requiring devices to report unique smartphone and tablet data would be an unqualified blessing. They reckoned...
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A professor in Philadelphia found himself staring at the lights of a 437-ft. tall glass building. Then he had an idea.
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Best Document Scanner for Going Paperless?

Life Hacker - 4 Apr 2013 23:30
Best Document Scanner forGoing paperless--or at least as paperless as you possibly can--is actually really easy. All you need is a good document scanner and some software, and a little time to scan the important stuff. Keep...
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Patience and meticulous science were cause for celebration when an international team of scientists announced new results pointing to the possible detection of dark matter Wednesday. Although the...
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The official Google TV remote control app for Android has received its first update in three years.
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The Internet's favorite sourpuss turns 1 on Thursday, and we bet she is extra miserable on this merry occasion. Worst year ever..#grumpycat twitter.com/RealGrumpyCat/... -- Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat)...
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HTC's First won't compete onWe weren't expecting HTC's First to be a barn burner in terms of hardware specs, and by all accounts it's not. As today's Facebook presentation made abundantly clear though, hardware isn't the focus...
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Mesmerizing Photos of theEvery year in Catalonia, Spain, there are festivals in which people come together to build colorful -- and ridiculously tall -- human towers that are supported by nothing but the participants'...
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Xbox 720 Will Reportedly NotOne thing is for certain, gamers aren't exactly fans of games that require always on internet connectivity. This is evident from the backlash SimCity received for its always on DRM. Microsoft seems to...
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This week's sidebar poll: WillNow that the cat is out of the bag and we know all about Facebook Home, it's time to find out just who will give it a try A whole lot of people use Facebook. Zuck spent a couple minutes today to make...
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UK Library set to archive internet

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 23:17
UK Library set to archiveCAPTURING the unruly, ever-changing internet is like trying to pin down a raging river. But the British Library is going to try.
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Lashes new Sparc T5 and M5 servers to each other and storage Oracle is ratcheting up the virtual networking wars with the relaunch of its Xsigo line of I/O director switches....
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Harvard lets human mindsSure, we've seen rats control other rats, but that won't give us a legion of mind-controlled creatures to unleash upon an innocent public, will it? Harvard Medical School may unwittingly assist with...
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Canadians increasingly worriedIs your iPhone out to get you?
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In some parts of the northern hemisphere, we're still waiting for warm weather. So we've taken it upon ourselves to speed up the process. We found 10 flowery typography designs that'll spring you out...
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HP Chairman Ray Lane to Step Down

Time - 4 Apr 2013 23:07
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. says chairman Ray Lane is stepping down, two weeks after a near ousting by shareholders at the company's annual meeting. Shareholders are upset by a...
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BlackBerry closes music service

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 23:05
BlackBerry closes musicBLACKBERRY says it is closing its streaming music service barely two years after it launched.
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Congress May Take Action On Video Game Violence

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 23:03
Congress May Take Action OnSen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Congress may be forced to take action to limit video game violence. Speaking to an audience of around...
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Without Strong ShareholderWith waning shareholder support, Ray Lane has stepped down as HP's chairman of the board. Board member Ralph Whitworth will take Lane's seat as chairman. Whitworth is chairman of Relational Investors....
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Better brush up on your Pong skills. Later this month, people will have a shot at playing one of the world's largest video games on the 83,360-square-foot face of a Philadelphia building.
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National Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service issued a policy change today that will allow it to broadcast hurricane warnings during storms such as Sandy, which was ineligible for the broader warning when it caused...
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According to a report released today by Gartner Research, PC sales will continue to decline steadily over the next five years, and sales of mobile devices will continue to see incredible growth. The...
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HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down

CNET - 4 Apr 2013 23:01
Hewlett-Packard turns over its board as investors are still seething over the Autonomy acquisition debacle.
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The Inspiring Tenacity OfOnly a day before legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away, he tweeted a final farewell at the Chicago-Sun Times, promising to pioneer new digital projects, in addition to a hefty schedule of...
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How to Equalize Your ComputerSome people like to hear music precisely as it was recorded, which is why the most expensive audio equipment purports to do absolutely nothing to affect the original audio signal. Others like to tweak...
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Spin This Desk Lamp All the Way Around

Gizmodo - 4 Apr 2013 23:00
Spin This Desk Lamp All theThe LIM360 lamp has eyes in the back of its head. Well, not really. But its arm rotates a full 360 degrees. More
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Review: 64-bit Adobe PreviewWhen I upgraded to Windows 8 64-bit a few months back, a strange thing happened. The thumbnails for all of my PDF files disappeared. Normally, when I view an Explorer folder, I have the PDF files on...
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In case this Facebook thing doesn't work out, Mark Zuckerberg can always fall back on his second job: middle school teacher. The Facebook CEO disclosed to Wired that he teaches a class every week to a...
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Facebook's Gokul Rajaram,I'm happy to announce that I'll be discussing the latest trends in digital advertising with representatives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter at the end of April during TechCrunch Disrupt in New...
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Hands On With Facebook Home

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 22:53
Facebook introduced Facebook Home on Thursday, a new home screen for your Android phone that integrates the Facebook experience into other functions on your device. We had the opportunity to spend a...
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Atari "Pong" to be played on building

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 22:53
Atari 'Pong' to be played onPHILADELPHIA is getting ready for a supersized game of "Pong" - on the side of a skyscraper.
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With Google eyeing a Webkit split and Mozilla experimenting on a new browser engine, it may become tough for businesses to keep up with the code changes.
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More than an app, Facebook's latest product puts a new skin on Android devices. Bridget Carey explains how Facebook Home changes the interface of a phone.
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Another nugget from the Dept. of the Rather Obvious, tablet shipments are expected to grow by a massive 70 percent while PC and laptop shipments decline by 7.3 percent, while Android will remain the...
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Box for Android gets updatedThe latest update to the Box for Android app gives you better control over shared file access and lets you preview audio and video files as they download Box updated their Android app today, and a...
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F5 Networks negatively its March quarter results after the close. Expected revenue is $350.2 million below guidance of $370 million to $380 million. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.06 to $1.07 is below guidance of...
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Here's Why Facebook Home Won'tFor the subject of such a big event, Facebook Home comes off as something less than the revolution in the mobile computing experience that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised.
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Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead At 70

TechCrunch - 4 Apr 2013 22:49
Film Critic Roger Ebert DeadIn the annals of criticism it is often the case that a writer is cursed in life and forgotten in death. For Roger Ebert, voluminous historian of the cinema and its most astute critic, neither of these...
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Dutch create deadly new birdScientists in the Dutch city of Rotterdam know precisely what it takes for a bird flu to mutate into a potential human pandemic strain - because they've created just such mutant viruses.
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PCs losing ground to tablets

News24 - 4 Apr 2013 22:47
PCs losing ground to tabletsSales of traditional desktop and mobile personal computers are expected to drop 7.6% this year as consumers shift to tablets and other devices.
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Facebook stakes out Android home

News24 - 4 Apr 2013 22:47
Facebook stakes out AndroidFacebook has unveiled a software suite which stakes out a "home" on Android smartphones as it steps up its challenge to Apple and Google in the booming mobile market.
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Some Quick Privacy Thoughts OnFacebook released a mobile thing today. It's not a Facebook phone. But it's more than an app. It's like a digital skin that you slide your phone into so that it's covered in sticky Facebook goodness....
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Astronomers have spotted the most distant massive star explosion of its kind, a supernova that could help scientists better understand the nature of the universe. Using the Hubble Space Telescope,...
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Swedish mobile payments company is fleshing out its offerings for merchants, including adding extra insights into repeat business.
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SFO Serves Cease-And-DesistLast week, InstantCab announced to the world that it had received a partial cease-and-desist letter from the San Francisco International Airport, asking it to stop picking up and dropping off...
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WATCH: Ad Offers First Real Look At Facebook 'Home'

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 22:42
WATCH: Ad Offers First RealFacebook's new commercial for its "Home" phone software is more evidence that Facebook continues to take itself really seriously. In the new ad, Facebook pushes...
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PC market loses more ground to tablets

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 22:41
PC market loses more ground toSALES of traditional desktop and mobile personal computers are expected to drop 7.6 per cent this year.
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Vintage Photos Spotlight Bizarre Nazi Concept Weapon

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 22:41
Vintage Photos SpotlightMirror, mirror, on the wall, what's the weirdest Nazi concept weapon of them all? The "sun gun." That seems to be the takeaway from a...
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'Time Traveler' Mystery Solved?

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 22:40
'Time Traveler' MysteryThe mystery surrounding a video that appears to show a young woman talking on a cell phone in 1938 may be solved. The explanation, if...
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Following today's introduction of Facebook Home, a new people-focused integration layer for Android devices, Fortune has published an interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in which he discusses...
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AMAZING: Have Scientists FoundThe National Institute of Health and the University of California, San Francisco released a paper Wednesday revealing that researchers may have discovered a cure for...
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Facebook revealed "Facebook Home," Thursday, a clever little way to overhaul an Android phone ... and turn it into a Facebook phone. Facebook Home will be supported on a variety of Android devices,...
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Rumours on Apple's iTV

Toronto Sun - 4 Apr 2013 22:30
Rumours on Apple's iTVSo there has been rumours about the iTV for quite some time. The device is supposed to be a game changer when it comes to watching television or some such thing. But I haven't been too excited about...
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Google returns Frommer print rights

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 22:30
Google returns Frommer printGOOGLE has returned print rights for Frommer's travel books to company founder Arthur Frommer, less than a year after buying them.
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Make Your Over-The-EarIf you wear headphones for an extended amount of time, chances are you'll start to feel some discomfort around your ears. This quick hack from the folks at WonderHowTo is a great way to make your...
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Canada gives Telefonica a $256The Canadian export credit agency is trying to revive the ailing BlackBerry platform with special financing. Export Development Canada has given European carrier Telefonica a 200 million euro ($256...
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Holding back the years One of the most iconic photos from the history of Microsoft, featuring a lanky young Bill Gates perched next to his coding mentor (the way he tells it) Paul Allen, has been...
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Facebook Home: A Really Nice Screensaver

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 22:22
We came in to Thursday's press event in Menlo Park expecting a "Facebook phone," and in the HTC First we got one. Kinda But there was a reason Mark Zuckerberg devoted little more than five minutes at...
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IndieGogo Suffers DDOS Thanks To Anonymous

TechCrunch - 4 Apr 2013 22:20
IndieGogo Suffers DDOS ThanksWhen there is no central authority, who has the authority to sell t-shirts? That question came to a head over the past few days when YourAnonNews announced it planned to create something like a...
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Your Awful Breath Has Its OwnThe next time you wake up with morning breath, you can take pride that though it smells bad, no one else's is quite like yours. According to a recent study, you've got a "breathprint" that is not only...
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Facebook Home, Facebook's just-announced feature that will essentially turn the homepages of users' Android devices into a Facebook landing page, will not actively track users' GPS location, Facebook...
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Microsoft To End Office ForToday Microsoft has announced that it is ending Office for Mac 2008 support on April 9th. Those who are still using Office for Mac 2008 don't actually have to upgrade right away, this announcement...
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Blink! Google forks WebKit

ZDNet - 4 Apr 2013 22:16
In a move that's long been expected in Web developer circles, Google finally forked the open-source Webkit Web browser engine.
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Famed film critic Roger Ebert dies at 70

The Verge - 4 Apr 2013 22:15
Famed film critic Roger EbertRoger Ebert, possibly the world's most famous movie critic, died today at the age of 70 following an extended battle with cancer. Ebert spent his entire writing career at the Chicago Sun Times, where...
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Facebook unveils home-bake Android

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 22:10
Facebook unveils home-bakeFACEBOOK has unveiled its own version of Android that puts the social network on the home screens of mobile devices.
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Will shareholders balk at $5bn price tag? Stay tuned... Comment It appears that the late Steve Jobs' dream of new "spaceship" Apple headquarters is going to cost far more than the $3bn originally...
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Chrome 27 beta wrings out moreIt's like clockwork, really. Chrome 26 has barely hit the stable track, and Google is already posting a Chrome 27 beta for desktops and Android devices to show what's next. Apparently, that future...
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Tumblr and NYC nonprofit offerThere's no shortage of internet-inspired art cropping up in galleries around the world lately, but in arts capital New York City, two homegrown organizations are teaming up to sponsor more of it....
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Purge of Chrome-related code planned Now that Google has announced that it will migrate its Chrome browser from the WebKit rendering engine to a homegrown fork called Blink, WebKit developers have...
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Foodbeast: WATCH: Edible, Realistic Beating Heart Cake

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 22:06
Buy a girl a cake, she'll love you for a day. Teach her how to bake...and, she'll have something to do every time her heart...
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Could Scientists 'Read' Your Dreams?

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 22:05
Could Scientists 'Read' YourBy: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/04/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience A computer can predict what you're dreaming about based on brain wave...
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Zuckerberg explains Facebook Home

CNN - 4 Apr 2013 22:03
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveils the Facebook Home for Android phones and shares why it's different from your phone.
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Assert Your Dominance Over theThough we can't knock it out of the sky, man has learned to completely and utterly dominate the sun, making it do our bidding without fear of recourse. Case in point: this outdoor patio umbrella...
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Live chat: Facebook Home and the HTC First

L.A. Times - 4 Apr 2013 22:02
Live chat: Facebook Home andFacebook has announced a new interface for Android devices called Facebook Home, as well as its first phone -- the HTC First, which is optimized for the interface.
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Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 22:01
Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert died at age 70 in Chicago on Thursday, just one day after posting an update about his health scare and career plans online. The Chicago Sun-Times, the...
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STM Bags makes some durable technology bags and cases. Their new Velocity collection comes in bold colors with various designs to meet your needs.
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Samsung WiFi-Only Galaxy Camera Announced

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 21:59
Samsung WiFi-Only GalaxySamsung has announced a more affordable version of its Galaxy Camera, a digital camera powered by Android 4.1 which offers higher the same communications and apps that modern Android smartphones...
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Facebook Home for Android:Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wasn't lying all those times he insisted there is no Facebook phone. Instead, there's Facebook Home, a piece of software for Android that puts social networking...
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Hands-on with the 'HTC First'

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 21:54
Hands-on with the 'HTC First'A couple quick thoughts on the "HTC First," aka the first Facebook phone. First off, the hardware most definitely isn't the most important part of this phone. If you're the kind of nerd who lives for...
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Facebook's colonization of Android

CNET - 4 Apr 2013 21:53
Mark Zuckerberg is looking to bring 5 billion people around the world into Facebook's orbit with smart devices built around people.
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By Jesse EmspakLiveScience An ancient form of life can use an ingredient in rocket fuel for energy, suggesting creatures with this odd ability are more diverse than anyone thought.The new discovery...
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NASA Releases BeautifulTaking a cue from the music industry and those incessant Now That's What I Call Music! albums, NASA has released its own "best-of" compilation of the most compelling imagery its satellites collected...
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NSW offers SME research funding

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 21:50
NSW offers SME researchThe NSW government has opened up the coffers on its innovation funding program for small business.
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comScore today released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the December-February period, revealing that Apple's smartphone market share rose 3.9 points from...
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Chrome beta gets just a bit faster

CNET - 4 Apr 2013 21:49
Chrome finds speed gains in beta by managing memory better, and tweaks some forms, some HTML5, and some offline support, too.
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HTC First to cost $450 without a contract

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 21:47
HTC First to cost $450 withoutGoing contract-free can be expensive up-front, and the $450 HTC First proves it By now you've heard that you can snag the HTC First at AT&T in the US for $99, and soon you can do the same in the UK on...
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Gather 'round the computer screen kids, and bask in the frothy glow of knowledge. It's time for another edition of Reddit Facts, our weekly dive into the fascinating tidbits we learn from the front...
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commentary The Facebook phone isn't a phone at all, but a comprehensive skin that runs on top of the OS. Android purists will not be pleased.
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How the Post-it note was born

CNN - 4 Apr 2013 21:44
It's been described as the solution to a problem nobody realized existed.
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"We're not building a phone and we're not building an operating system." That's what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday as his company launched Facebook Home, something that essentially...
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Meet Swirl It, AAmidst all this coverage of snazzy new products from big established companies, it's always a huge breath of fresh air to talk to the little guys -- budding independent entrepreneurs passionately...
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Channel your inner diva withThe Kohler Moxie is a showerhead with an insert called the sound capsule, that is actually a Bluetooth speaker. A pretty simple concept, it retails for $229 CAD and comes in a chrome or white finish.
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Grade School Bullies ShouldUnless it's been brought to life by Disney or Pixar, it's hard to feel much empathy for robots, particularly the emotionless cyborg experiments being developed around the country. But not this little...
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This just in: Michigan will beat Syracuse and Louisville will beat Wichita State in the Final Four Saturday to meet in Monday's March Madness championship, where Michigan will take home the title...
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While the game industry may be struggling with its transition to next-generation consoles and the rise of free-to-play mobile and social gaming, "Angry Birds" has still managed to make its creator's...
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IN PICTURES: Facebook Home

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 21:36
IN PICTURES: Facebook HomeFacebook has unveiled 'Home', a suite of apps designed to turn your phone into a device about apps and into a device "about people". "All...
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9flats, The European Airbnb9flats, which operates a short rentals marketplace similar to and competing with Airbnb, has flicked the switch on Bitcoin support. The Berlin-headquartered startup now accepts Bitcoin payment,...
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So what did we learn today? Did Facebook finally release the Facebook phone? Not really. Instead, the company unveiled Facebook Home, a new integration on Android devices that will put updates from...
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By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Facebook held another big annoucement event today, this time for their Android make-over they're calling "Facebook Home". Problem is: does...
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Ahead of its first quarter customer results, T-Mobile says it's finally turned itself around and is adding customers again, compared to previous quarterly subscriber losses.
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Show Us Your Best Gmail Filters

Life Hacker - 4 Apr 2013 21:30
Show Us Your Best GmailGmail filters give you a powerful way to label and sort messages automatically. What are some of your best filters? More
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Improve Your Health andYou have heard and read by now about the rather terrible impact of sitting all day. You also know that meetings involve lots of sitting, and are often terrible. Kill two birds with one stone, and...
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Facebook Home: A FacebookThe journalists, analysts and camera crews queued up in a chilly rain at Facebook's Menlo Park, California, headquarters to get the first look at Facebook's new home on Android - the long-rumored...
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Facebook Home Demo at Facebook HQ

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 21:27
This morning we attended the launch of Facebook home, a new integration of Facebook deep inside the Android experience. Mark Zuckerberg and his team insisted on the fact that this is not a forking of...
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Ongoing Site Issues - An Apology

DP Review - 4 Apr 2013 21:26
Ongoing Site Issues - AnAs you may have noticed, dpreview.com has been experiencing periodic outages in the past few hours, of varying duration. Issues have included site unavailability, slow page loading times, and...
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Just as Facebook announced its latest innovation -- a complete Facebook interface for Android phones -- the Internet remains abuzz over what could be ancient history for the social network. The...
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A New "Rosetta Stone" Tropical Ice Core

KQED Quest - 4 Apr 2013 21:21
A New 'Rosetta Stone' TropicalThe climate record from the Peruvian glacier Quelccaya is as near to perfect as we can get.
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This book explores how 3D printing will revolutionise the worlds of design, materials science and manufacturing.
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Researchers find that, at least in rats, when they shine a laser light on a region of the brain associated with impulse control and decision-making, they can turn cocaine-seeking behavior off or on.
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Jen Alic: Self-Driving Cars by 2025

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 21:18
Jen Alic: Self-Driving Cars byAutonomous cars will give drivers the right to claim that they are not liable for traffic incidents, but determining who is liable will be a bit tricky. Responsibility will somehow have to be shared...
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HTC And Facebook Confirm TheyWhile Facebook's announcement focused on the "Home" homescreen app that can run on any unforked Android, HTC has just confirmed to me it worked with Facebook to modify Android to give its First...
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Facebook Fires Bazooka AgainstIt does not yet seem to be well understood, but Facebook has just launched a bazooka against Google, Apple, Microsoft, and BlackBerry.
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BlackBerry 10 Launch

Forbes - 4 Apr 2013 21:18
BlackBerry 10 LaunchPhotos from the BlackBerry 10 launch event.
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Lessons Learned From A MobileIn our ever-expanding digital culture, a tangible item can be a welcome disruption. In fact, in high-touch services like realty, insurance and personal finance, two of three customers say they'd refer...
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Facebook skins Android with Facebook Home

The Register - 4 Apr 2013 21:17
Zuck on this, unless you care about privacy Facebook has taken over Android with an application named Facebook Home that slaps a social façade on top of Google's operating system....
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Watch the 'Facebook Home' Event

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 21:16
Facebook live-streamed its announcement of its new Facebook Home experience for Android phones on Thursday, and now the company has released a video of the event, which you can watch embedded above...
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Listen to All 45 Now That'sBelieve it or not, we're on the 45th album of the Now That's What I Call Music canon. Allow us to inject some nostalgia into your day--here's a Spotify playlist of every song in the Now library in...
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Cablevision's Optimum for iPadIt's been about two years since Cablevision introduced its Optimum for iPad app that brought its live TV channels streaming to the tablet, and now it's finally ready to offer the feature even when...
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Mozilla Moves Ahead With ItsMozilla is working with payment vendors and the W3C standards body to create a common API to make online payments, both on desktop and mobile, easier and more secure. To get this process going,...
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This pocket-size LED lighting system for smartphones and cameras provides a softer and more flattering quality of light.
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Organisations large and small are wasting their IT budgets by not managing their software licences, according to new research.
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Is BioShock Infinite The LastWhen it comes to video games, the death knell is rung loudly and frequently. In an industry so intrinsically tied to technological innovation, we won't stop hearing any time soon about what former...
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Nathan Newman: Is 2013 theThe stonewalling of regulators by Google on exactly how that new integrated profiling of users on behalf of advertisers would work finally pushed European regulators to take legal action after hoping...
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HTC First video walkthrough

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 21:14
HTC First video walkthroughWe're live at Facebook HQ, where the company's just announced Facebook Home and the aptly-named HTC First -- the first handset to run Facebook's new software suite. Before we dig into our full...
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Orange France, EE In The UKFacebook announced them earlier, and now Orange France and EE in the UK have confirmed it: they will be the first two carriers in Europe to carry the 4G HTC First, the first Android device with...
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Cancelled 'Star Wars 1313'Following yesterday's announcement that Disney will be shutting down game developer and publisher LucasArts, some new details have surfaced about one of the company's potentially cancelled projects....
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Facebook Home Wants To Own TheThe average teenager now sends a staggering 1,800 texts a month. This scale is why Facebook announced a new chat-centric smartphone application, Home, hoping to snag the lucrative data of a new...
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VIDEO: Museum resurrectsA museum of Soviet-era arcade machines in Moscow is letting nostalgic gamers take a stroll down memory lane.
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Feds want more back-door access Analysis An investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in February was temporarily thwarted when the surveillance targets began using Apple's encrypted...
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'In The Studio,'"In the Studio" opens up Q2 of 2013 by hosting a three-time founder who, after stints in engineering and the biomedical industry in India, happened to team up with a young leader in the art world to...
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Facebook Phone Is Here: SocialFacebook unveiled its new Facebook-developed software, called 'Facebook Home,' based on Google's Android operating system, at a news event at the company's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters.
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Inspirational B&W Short FilmThe folks at 522 Productions have been slowly putting out videos that capture the essence of what inspires each of them. The charge was led a few weeks ago by 522′s art director Chris Jurchak, but...
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Microsoft today announced that it will end support for Office 2008 for Mac next Tuesday, on April 9. Support for Office for Mac 2008 will end April 9th, 2013. View the Microsoft Support Lifecycle...
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By Tanya LewisLiveScienceThe ability to mimic the facial expressions of others is thought to be linked to empathy. It's known that humans and orangutans "ape" each other in this way, but gelada...
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The first phone to come pre-loaded with Facebook's new Home mobile home screen/launcher will be the not-coincidentally named HTC First. AT&T will sell it exclusively starting April 12. The cost?...
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Why Your ***ty Android PhoneSo Facebook Home is coming to Android phones. But just the good Android phones. The HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, Note II, and the new HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and HTC First for now....
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Two weeks ago Daniel Drucker went to Metafilter with a request. "My father passed away this morning," he wrote. "I'm going through his file, and I came across JOKES.TXT ... which contains only the...
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3D printing breakthrough thatThe Oxford University technique uses droplets of chemicals to create artificial tissue (pictured) that can replace damaged cells in the body.
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(Reuters) - Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc expects to break even on an adjusted basis and is looking to increase its customer base by about 40 percent, or 2,000 customers, this year, its...
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Startups MokiMobility and Revel Systems are teaming up to marry PCI monitoring and management with iPad point-of-sale technology.
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Clearance Third-GenerationBest Buy, Walmart, and (to a lesser extent) Macmall are currently running notable sales on the third-generation iPad and iPad Mini. Some are interpreting these concurrent promotions as evidence that...
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I enjoyed BBM Music and found it encouraged me to use BBM while helping me discover new friends. I was hoping to see it on BB10, but now we hear it will be shutting down soon.
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Windward IT Solutions, which targets industries including financial services and the federal government, now holds a Gold-level certification for management and virtualization.
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Set Up Automatic Bill PaymentsAutomatic bill payment saves you from paper clutter, fees for forgetfulness, and the drudgery of wading through payment sites every month. Yet they also open you up to blind overpayment and unseen...
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The LifeLine 4.0 OS aims to bring more enterprise-class storage features to smaller companies via its Iomega branded products.
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A Look at the Hazards of Green Laser Pointers

Universe Today - 4 Apr 2013 20:58
Those handheld green lasers pointers may not be as harmless as you thought. A recent study released by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has revealed an alarming...
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The Buffalo Bills' Stevie Johnson outdoes Dennis Rodman and Google's Eric Schmidt when it comes to digital diplomacy.
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Today we'll chronicle one video game professor's five-year journey to play a game of Pong on the side of Philadelphia's 29-story Cira Centre skyscraper. Also, happy 404 day!
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Neal Rantoul shares his aerialAerial photographer Neal Rantoul has written an article for The Luminous Landscape, explaining how he got started in air-to-ground photography, and sharing some interesting advice. Click through for...
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The social-networking giant says its new product will make it easier for users to discover apps, as well as help developers reengage with existing users.
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Critical IT issues relating to the UK's universal credit system could leave benefit fraudsters better off. All part of the "digital by default" strategy of course.
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How to Get Facebook Home on April 12

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 20:51
Eager to try Facebook Home? You won't be able to do that today, but on April 12, you'll be able to download the software on three currently available smartphones that are supported by the new Facebook...
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Is Facebook Home Facebook'sFor a while now, Facebook users have been saying they've had just about enough. They're saying it with their words, telling Pew researchers they plan to spend less time interacting with the service...
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It's been five months since Timothy Ferriss launched his bold experiment in modern publishing. The best-selling author bypassed the "big six" publishers, signed with Amazon and, as if that weren't...
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The dream catcher: ScientistsJapanese scientists began by scanning the brains of three volunteers as they slept in an MRI machine. Every six or seven minutes, they were prodded awake and asked to describe any dream they'd been...
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DEA says it can't interceptApple mentioned back in 2011 that iMessage used encryption to safeguard conversations, but we've never had an exact understanding of how deep the security layer goes. It's deep enough to stymie...
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Hands-On With The HTC FirstThe Facebook Home experience is based around next-level gesture control. Here you can watch us swipe, fling, and pop Facebook content in our hands-on demo of the new HTC First handset that comes with...
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PCWorld Digital MagazineAt PCWorld we've been producing digital versions of our print magazine issues for the past 10 years. But during most of those years, the digital versions were available only in PDF format--first...
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HTC First an EE exclusive in the UK

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 20:45
HTC First an EE exclusive inFacebook Home-powered phone will be exclusive to the UK's first 4G network British mobile network EE has announced that it'll exclusively carry the new HTC First in the UK. The first handset to run...
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Does Jabba the Hut's PalaceStar Wars has always been a Rorschach test for me. Imperial Star Destroyers remind me of cheese wedges or tortilla chips. R2D2 looks like a .38-caliber bullet on wheels.
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Watch this: Mark Zuckerberg'sLess than an hour after Mark Zuckerberg walked off stage, you can stream today's unveiling of Facebook Home. The 40-minute presentation is already available for on-demand viewing, and it makes for a...
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Shooting Aerial Imagery with aLast week Anthony Jacobs of Perspective Aerials reached out to tell me that he had become the first person to fly a Canon 1D C with a drone rig. The 1D C is a camera I have a very mixed relationship...
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If you've been wondering why iOS devices have started to seem old and boring, we have proof. The very same design used in iPads and iPhones was used as far back as 1993.
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The confluence of cloud computing with smart devices has created new opportunities for cloud providers to add value by harnessing and analyzing big data.
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What Could Be More RelaxingCombining the backyard pastimes of hot tubs and fire pits, Cal Spas has created the Cal Flame R-Elements: a hot tub that surrounds those inside with a series of small butane fire pits. Because as...
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Chairs Only Have Bit Parts InFacebook has posted its first official promotional video for Facebook Home to its YouTube account, and unfortunately it isn't the bizarre video set on an airplane they showed during their presentation...
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Facebook unveils newToday, during a highly-anticipated press conference, Facebook unveiled a new experience centered solely on Android phones. The concept behind Facebook's new strategy is to bring content directly to...
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Courtney Love makes a characteristically profane appearance in this ad for NJOY e-cigarettes The former Hole frontwoman is shown puffing away at some upper-class function. After someone rats her out,...
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AT&T's HTC One now available for preorder

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 20:33
AT&T's HTC One now availableSnag one by April 18 and get a free HTC Media Link HD as well Just a quick heads up in amongst all the Facebook craziness that AT&T's version of the HTC One is now available for preorder. Pony up $199...
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Facebook showcases 'Home' forFacebook Inc unveiled "Home" software on Thursday that will integrate the social network more completely with Android users' smartphones, a move that may divert users from Google Inc services and...
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DxOMark examines lenses forDxO Labs has tested 85 lenses on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and analysed the results, looking at its two proprietary measures: 'Perceptual Megapixels' for lens sharpness, and the overall DxOMark score....
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The Stock Market Smiles OnFacebook this morning launched "Home," a family of apps for devices running the Android operating system, at a flashy press event at its Menlo Park, California headquarters. While sentiment about the...
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The island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to towering cedars that are thousands of years old. Google has captured views of the forest in winter.
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The CEO of the social-networking giant says that his new product doesn't really compete with Android but may get developers to bring "high quality experiences" to the operating system.
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A survey by Glassdoor suggests a perhaps surprising name that allegedly pays its software engineers most. Still, Google's engineers are paid more than Apple's.
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May The Force Of 'Vadering' Be With You

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 20:27
May The Force Of 'Vadering' BeTired Of Tebowing? Bored Of Planking? The latest meme to take the Internet by force is, fittingly, an example of how to use "The Force."...
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Facebook Home coming to IceGingerbread users out of luck in getting Facebook Home on their devices Facebook Home -- the new app suite announced today by Mark Zuckerberg at the 'Facebook's New Home on Android' event -- has been...
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DEA Memo: Apple iMessages 'Impossible To Intercept'

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 20:26
DEA Memo: Apple iMessagesThe federal government seems a bit frustrated by Apple iMessages. CNET News' Declan McCullagh and Jennifer Van Grove have uncovered an internal document from the...
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Facebook Home Program partnersCarriers, manufacturers and a chipmaker partner with Facebook At today's press conference at its California HQ, Facebook announced that many of the mobile world's big names are already on-board with...
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Facebook Home event replay now available

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 20:24
Facebook Home event replay nowThe live stream for the Facebook Home event has wrapped up, but the replay is available for those of you that want to really know the ins and outs, but missed the show the first time around. The short...
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This is Facebook's new Android Home

Fox News - 4 Apr 2013 20:23
This is Facebook's new AndroidWith its new "Home" on Android gadgets, Facebook aims to put its social network at the center of people's mobile experiences.
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After next Tuesday, Microsoft will only officially support its latest two versions of the Office for Mac suite.
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Nokia has shuttered its flagship store in China, and is looking to mobile operators and others to pick up the slack.
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Facebook Introduces 'Home' For Android Phones

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 20:20
Facebook Introduces 'Home' ForMENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is unveiling a new experience for Android phones. The idea behind the new Home service is to bring content...
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Chrome 27 Beta Lets You BrowseThe latest Chrome beta just hit Google's release channels and Chrome 27 for desktop, and mobile promises to speed up your web-browsing experience by making content appear on your screen 5 percent...
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Facebook announced a new method of mobile messaging Thursday: A system where users can send and receive messages within other apps as to not disrupt their general workflow The name of this visionary...
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Wall Street seems to like Facebook's phone more than they liked Graph Search. Facebook stock shot up by more than 3% on the day following Facebook's phone event, rising above $27 a share for the first...
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By Mike WallSpace.comNASA's first manned outpost in deep space may be a repurposed rocket part, just like the agency's first-ever astronaut abode in Earth orbit.With a little tinkering, the...
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Record-Setting Star Explosion Spied By Space Telescope

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 20:13
Record-Setting Star ExplosionBy: Miriam Kramer Published: 04/04/2013 11:44 AM EDT on SPACE.com Astronomers have spotted the most distant massive star explosion of its kind, a supernova that...
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Facebook phone: HTC 'First'HTC announced a new smartphone called the "First" Thursday that has been optimized for Facebook Home, a new interface for the Android operating system.
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HTC First with Facebook Home hands-on

The Verge - 4 Apr 2013 20:12
HTC First with Facebook HomeThe HTC First is, of course, the "first" phone to launch with Facebook Home built in as its core skin. It is, without a doubt, a mid-range Android device -- but it seems sturdy and probably able to...
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Watch Videos Of How To UseFacebook Home brings a variety of new features to the Android experience, and now you can see those in action in a video series released by launch carrier partner AT&T via their official YouTube...
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Archeologists Unearth HugeA huge complex uncovered near what some believe to be the Biblical birthplace of Abraham is exciting researchers who for years were unable to...
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Facebook Home video shows ChatAlongside the big Facebook Home announcement today was a short and sweet video which ran through what these new Android apps were all about. Sure, the video is mostly about invoking all the feels for...
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Samsung's estimated profitsAs it's known to do, Samsung has released early estimates for its quarterly earnings and Q1 of 2013 was another good one for the company. According to reports, its operating profit is expected be...
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Facebook's new app is Android only, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company wants the software on "every" device.
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Facebook's new app is Android only, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company says it wants the software on "every" device.
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Facebook Home Starts WithAfter Facebook introduced "Home," its new launcher for Android phones which will help you engage with your friends quickly without having to open the actual app, I asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg...
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HTC First the first Snapdragon 400-powered phone

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 20:08
HTC First the first SnapdragonHidden away in today's HTC First and Facebook Home announcements was the news that the Facebook-centric HTC First is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 400 processor -- a mid-range chip announced...
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iBurst boss may face arrest

Tech Central - 4 Apr 2013 20:07
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) may lay criminal charges against Thami Mtshali, the CEO of Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), after the company, which owns iBurst,...
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Watching Potato Chips BeingNPR has a nice little video feature about Herrs potato chips being made, and it's worth taking a few minutes to watch. But the real stars are the animated gifs of the machinery at work. I can't look...
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Watch Facebook's First Ad for 'Home'

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 20:06
Facebook has dropped its first ad for Home, which it is calling a "whole new experience for your phone." The 60-second ad above takes a page from Apple's playbook and presents Home as an un-scary...
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Facebook will put ads in HomeFacebook has often been coy about its monetization strategies, but the company has confirmed that ads will be coming to Home for Android, the launcher it debuted today. "There are no ads in this yet,...
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The European Satellite Navigation Competition is looking for ideas to help commercialise the Galileo satellite navigatoin system by creating new technologies based around satellite data.
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Facebook Home's Four MostFacebook's event today was all about a new "Home on Android," and that's exactly what Facebook Home delivers. The Android launcher integrates Facebook features into most aspects of the Android...
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Facebook Home: The Death of Android

TechPinions - 4 Apr 2013 20:03
As a core operating system, Android is thriving. As a brand-and a user experience-it is dead. Facebook just killed it. Android's brand demise has been coming for a long time. Phone makers have been...
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The folks at Rdio are taking their music service experience to the big screen with their new Vdio movie and TV show service. Rdio Unlimited subscribers can try it out now with a free $25 credit in the...
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Japan to overhaul power industry

ZDNet - 4 Apr 2013 20:02
Cabinet approves plan to split utilities' generation and transmission businesses and open the residential electricity market to competition, which could help it bring down costs and make it more...
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HTC First Officially Announced

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 20:00
HTC First Officially AnnouncedFacebook's press conference is underway right now at the company's Menlo Park headquarters. They've already announced Facebook Home and as rumors had suggested, HTC announced a smartphone. HTC First...
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The Airlines with the MostA few years back, in-flight Wi-Fi was something maybe available to the President of the United States. Now it's on every airline, but not quite every plane. Which airlines are most likely to give you...
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It's all about mapping out the data with lots of graph infrastructures these days, and Salesforce.com is boosting the graphs under Chatter today.
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Google Opens Up Compute EngineAt last year's Google I/O developer conference, Google launched Compute Engine, a cloud computing platform that allows developers to run their apps on Linux virtual machines hosted on Google's massive...
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So why is Google going to all the effort of forking the WebKit rendering engine in order to crete Blink? It's down to one thing -- the post-PC era that we find ourselves in.
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Google has returned the Frommer's brand name to founder Arthur Frommer just eight months after acquiring the travel guidebook publisher from John Wiley & Sons. In March, Skift reported that Google had...
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How Samsung Changed the Game on Apple

Forbes - 4 Apr 2013 19:56
How Samsung Changed the GameThe iPad is now 3 years old. Hard to believe we've only had tablets such a short time, given how common they have become. It's easy to forget that when launched almost all analysts thought the iPad...
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Google Glass developerIf you're still thirsting over details about life with Google Glass, you can now sit back and experience the presentation (though not filmed in first person with one of the units -- opportunity...
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What Would Happen If GaySame-sex marriage is once again dominating national headlines following U.S. Supreme Court hearings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8 last week....
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What Are Facebook Chat Heads?

Gizmodo - 4 Apr 2013 19:54
What Are Facebook Chat Heads?One of the centerpieces of Facebook's new interface are "chat heads," Facebook's vision for the way that we should do messaging. Sounds fun! But what are they, exactly? And will they really change how...
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Southeast Asia can be more compelling for entrepreneurs than China or Silicon Valley with opportunities being created from cultural differences, on top of increasingly attractive cost dynamics and...
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Hack attack by AnonymousWhile North Korea has made some serious-sounding threats about military action against the United States and South Korea lately, the country's looking a bit silly after several of its online accounts...
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Minister Kapil Sibal criticizes India's courts for intervening in the telecoms industry, but the problem goes deeper in that the government views the sector as a "golden goose" instead of an enabler...
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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the Facebook phone! OK, so Facebook isn't making a phone per se, but the company's new Facebook Home Android experience will coming to a brand new phone from HTC, the...
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Facebook announced on Thursday its "Chat Heads" feature will open up a new way to communicate with friends, regardless of what you're doing on your Android phone at the time. As a part of its new...
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The feature causes images of friends to pop up on the top of the smartphone screen when someone sends a message. The so-called Chat Head will remain on the screen no matter what app is being used.
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Porsche plugs in the Panamera

CNET - 4 Apr 2013 19:45
For its 2014 model year, the Porsche Panamera will be offered in plug-in hybrid form, and boast an electric range of over 20 miles.
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Time-Lapse Shows What EarthWe shared this time-lapse by photographer Bruce W. Berry yesterday in a post about NASA astronaut photography from the International Space Station, but we'd like to share about it a little more about...
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HTC and AT&T announce the HTCThe new Facebook phone is official, and it'll launch this month We're live at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, Calif. where HTC and AT&T have taken the wraps off the HTC First, the first handset to come...
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AT&T And France Telecom TheFacebook today announced that AT&T and France Telecom/Orange are the first two carriers to be part of its Facebook Home partnership program to develop devices with the social networks' new integrated...
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Facebook Home coming toFacebook's new Home launcher for Android will be coming to tablets, the company has just said. After demonstrating a series of social features, including "Chat heads" messaging and a redesigned news...
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"No scientific discovery is named after its discoverer," - Stigler/Merton. Edwin Hubble's contributions to astronomy earned him the honor of having his name bestowed upon arguably the most famous...
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Only select phones will get the Facebook Home skin off the bat. Facebook promises to add more phones down the line.
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HTC First: Pure Facebook PhoneThe HTC First is a new smartphone that's deeply integrated with Facebook Home. The AT&T phone runs on a modified version of Jelly Bean and it's the only phone to come pre-loaded with Facebook Home....
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Bloomberg terminals now pullNow that the SEC has given companies its blessing to share business data over social media, Bloomberg has begun to pull live Twitter feeds into its market terminals, known as the Bloomberg...
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Company's long-awaited announcement about new interface for mobile users says availability on tablets is slated for later in the year.
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Footwear Projection Mapping IsForget celebrity endorsements or extreme action footage, if you're a footwear designer who really wants shoppers to buy your sneakers, take some inspiration from Craig Winslow's marvellous projection...
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Facebook Home Will BeToday at the Facebook phone event, the company unveiled Facebook Home, an Android "app" that will change your home screen and core features. It will be released in the Play Store on April 12, with an...
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Facebook Home coming toDuring today's Facebook event, it was mentioned that though tablets wouldn't be supported at Home's launch, they would be available in the coming months. For those unfamiliar, Facebook Home is a...
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HTC, Samsung, and Sony sign upIn addition to launching its new launcher and suite of apps for Android, Facebook Home, the social giant has also announced the Facebook Home Program for phone manufacturers. HTC, Samsung, Sony, and...
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Another Big Change At CNN

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 19:38
Another Big Change At CNNIn a sign of just how quickly new CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is moving to change the company, the CNN.com homepage will be getting...
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Meet The HTC First, The FirstThe torrent of leaks these past few days haven't left much to the imagination, but HTC's Peter Chou has just officially pulled back the curtain on the first phone to ship with Facebook Home -- the HTC...
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HTC and Facebook have just announced the First, a new smartphone that puts Facebook front and center and runs on AT&T's network. Despite its name, the First isn't the first device that Facebook and...
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Lessons From A Teenage Millionaire

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 19:36
Lessons From A TeenageThis article originally appeared on LinkedIn. Follow Matthew Bishop: secure: 1 "The bigger the corporation, the less the innovation." So I was told by Nick...
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LISTEN: What The Big Bang Sounded Like

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 19:35
LISTEN: What The Big BangPhysicists now have amazingly detailed images of what the Universe looked like just after the the Big Bang, but what about the sound of the...
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Facebook Home Brings aFacebook is not making its own phone, or a version of Android, because Facebook thinks Android works just fine. Their Facebook Home suite of apps, announced today, replaces the lock and home screens...
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Solar Spacecraft Gets a Little Loopy

Universe Today - 4 Apr 2013 19:33
Twice a year, the Solar Dynamics Observatory performs a 360-degree roll about the axis on which it points toward the Sun. This produces some unique views, but the rolls are necessary to help calibrate...
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The Evolution Of Facebook

Forbes - 4 Apr 2013 19:31
The Evolution Of FacebookHow has Facebook changed since 2004? Here's a look at some of the site's most notable redesigns and features.
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Facebook's new Home software on Android means still more ways to interact with people whom you're not actually with at the time. Is that always a good thing?
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Facebook Unveils 'Home'MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- With its new "Home" on Android gadgets, Facebook aims to put its social network at the center of people's mobile experiences. If users choose to download Facebook's Home...
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Facebook Home Announced

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 19:25
Facebook Home Announced"What if our phones were designed around apps?" asked Mark Zuckerberg, and I guess he has the answer to that rhetorical question of his. In fact, Facebook has decided that the smartphone's home screen...
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Facebook's New 'Home' PutsAt today's Facebook "Home on Android" event, the company launched a brand new homescreen that can be installed across any Android device, called Home. Home transforms your smartphone from a...
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Hacking group Anonymous continued its assault on one of North Korea's propaganda websites by taking over the site's Twitter and Flickr accounts, two days after saying it obtained 15,000 user records...
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"Today we're finally gonna talk about that Facebook phone," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, as he took the stage at his headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., to reveal Facebook Home, a new launcher...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today introduced a new home screen experience for Android devices. The company is trying to flip the user experience on phones so users will navigate their phone "through...
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Twitter Assisted In Missing Mum Search

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 19:21
Twitter Assisted In MissingSome of us might tweet about mundane stuff in life, but it seems that there is a whole lot more to Twitter than meets the eye, especially after you read about this story of a Belfast woman who managed...
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Facebook Home's Coverfeed Is AAs predicted, Facebook announced a way to turn your Android phone into one focused on people and not apps, as we've grown accustomed to on computers and mobile devices. "We don't want to build a phone...
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It's the first major company to openly challenge FBI's warrantless data-gathering known as national security letters, which authorize a gag order ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.
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AT&T kicking off pre-orders for HTC One

L.A. Times - 4 Apr 2013 19:17
AT&T kicking off pre-ordersAT&T is set to kick off pre-orders for the HTC One, the latest flagship device from the Taiwanese phone maker, starting Thursday at 11 a.m.
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Facebook announces Home - aRelax, they aren't forking Android Today Facebook announced a whole suite of new social apps for Android that will help with staying up to date with status updates, messaging, and everything else...
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The "Facebook Phone" is here, but it's not what you thinkFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today unveiled a new way to integrate its network on Android devices. Called Facebook Home, it represents a...
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The social network dials up a new way to hook people on its mobile phone software.
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Deutsche Telekom, speaking to FierceWireless, denies a report that it's considering changing the terms of T-Mobile's proposed merger with MetroPCS.
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Facebook Announces 'Home', AFacebook today announced a family of apps you can install called Facebook Home, featuring full screen photos, status updates, and notifications piped into your homescreen. It won't require a forked...
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Amazing Alex Arrives AtRovio is certainly a name that everyone should remember by now, as they are the ones who came out with the Angry Birds game that took the world by storm, appearing on just about every mobile platform...
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Good Times knows when you'reThere's a reason we cover technology instead of create it. When we see a pair of Necomimi ears we see a opportunity to embarrass a poor intern. (Thanks for being a good sport Daniel!) Ruggero...
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The Facebook Phone: It'sWe've been talking about it for years now--half dread, half excitement--and now it's no longer just our imaginations. The Facebook Phone is as real as it's probably ever going to get: it's called...
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Facebook's throwing its hat in the Android ring in a big, big way. Today at an event at the company's campus in California, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Home, a deep software integration with...
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"Today we're finally gonna talk about that Facebook phone," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, as he took the stage at his headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., to see the social network's "new home on...
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Apple Still Reigns Over TheLatest data from comScore reveals that Apple still maintains its lead at the top of U.S. smartphone market. Data of three months that ended in February shows that Apple remains the biggest smartphone...
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Apple Patent Could ImprovementSome of Apple's most popular products these days would include the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook (Air and Pro), but does this mean that Apple has no interest whatsoever in other aspects of the consumer...
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Facebook Announces Android "Home"

ReadWrite - 4 Apr 2013 19:01
Facebook Announces AndroidFacebook is set to announce its new "Home" on Android today at its campus in Menlo Park, California. Will it be a Facebook Phone? An application layer for all Android devices? We will find out soon...
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After Processing 50M Events,Tempo, the smart calendar startup that spun out of Siri birthplace SRI International, is beginning its international expansion today by launching in Canada. The app tries to enhance the events in your...
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Today, Reddit is one of the most influential sites on the web. But back in 2005 when it was just getting started, co-founder Alexis Ohanian remembers thinking, "We really didn't know what we were...
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Today on New Scientist: 4 April 2013

New Scientist - 4 Apr 2013 19:00
All the latest stories on newscientist.com, including: black hole firewall, US nuclear power, North Korean nuclear bombs, women's powdered eggs, and more
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Dissolved in volcanic ponds, meteorites could have provided early life with the chemicals it needed to store energy
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How Can I Make Traveling withDear Lifehacker, More
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The startup says its wait list is finally nearly at zero, so it's decided to head north. It's also working on a more intuitive version of the app that can anticipate your future moves.
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Watch an artificial material made up of tiny droplets fold up like living tissue
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WiFi-Only Samsung GalaxySamsung did a lot to advance the idea of a "smartcamera" late last year by announcing the Galaxy Camera -- an Android-powered compact camera that looks and feels more like a giant smartphone than an...
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The next iPhone may not sell as well as past versions thanks to its high cost, warns the CEO of France Telecom.
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The Daily Roundup for 04.04.2013

Engadget - 4 Apr 2013 18:58
The Daily Roundup forYou might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
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Live Blog: Live From TheGood morning, Internet! We're live from Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, where the company is expected to finally detail the bordering-on-mythical Facebook Phone. Will it be just one phone? Will...
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Entry Level BlackBerry 10 RIt has been only a couple of months since BlackBerry announced their new BB10 platform and the new Z10 and Q10 smartphones. Both of these devices are high-end devices, while the latter has not even...
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The Evolution Of Facebook

Forbes - 4 Apr 2013 18:50
The Evolution Of FacebookHow has Facebook changed since 2004? Here's a look at some of the site's most notable redesigns and features.
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Facebook Home: A SocialAfter days of intense speculation, Facebook just revealed its big play to dominate people's attention on mobile devices.
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On April 1, Nokia announced it's closing its flagship Nokia store in Shanghai, and this was no April Fools' joke. It's the latest in a series of shutdowns of the phone-maker's failing retail...
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By Megan GannonSpace.comNew supercomputer simulations show how spiral galaxies such as the Milky Way get, and keep, their skinny, star-studded arms.Spiral galaxies are quite common in the universe. We...
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Following the sudden ending of LucasArts yesterday and the ambiguous fate of all "Star Wars" games currently in development by the storied video game company, one fellow game company has already...
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Bloomberg To Integrate Twitter Feeds

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 18:48
Bloomberg To Integrate TwitterTwitter recently introduced some changes to their micro blogging site, in the form of Twitter Cards, and here we are with another update on what else Twitter has been up to. Apparently, Bloomberg has...
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Looking to upgrade your small-business LAN to 10GbE? Check out Netgear's new range of switches, which includes a 'lightly managed' 8-port model for around a thousand dollars.
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Verizon 4G LTE Router Announced

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 18:46
Verizon 4G LTE RouterFor those living in the US, most folks would know that there are four major mobile carriers, and Verizon is one of them, with the mobile carrier company having introduced a fair number of 4G LTE...
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The 25 Tech Companies HiringEarlier this year I reported that software developer is the best job for 2013, according to a study by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI). Since 2010, 70,872 software...
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Bing Home Page Image Chosen ToGoogle had long occupied the top of the search engine hierarchy for some years already, when Microsoft decided to spruce up their search efforts by launching the Bing website four years back, and one...
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Gamers, designers and photographers have innovative treats in store when the Leap Motion 3D gesture-sensing computer interface is launched next month
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Engadget Eurocast 021 - 04.04.13

Engadget - 4 Apr 2013 18:45
Engadget Eurocast 021 -An American has invaded the Eurocast! Okay, not really... We asked our amazing NYC-based editor, Joseph Volpe, to grace us with his lovely voice. Topics for this edition include the likely-to-be...
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The Greater China region is boosting local small and midsize businesses' online trade, and the payment provider believes e-commerce is the way forward for many businesses in Singapore.
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Capcom's Remember Me is scheduled to be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on June 7, which means the famous game publisher has a little over two months in order to start putting its marketing power...
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Artist Adam Harvey created a clothing line designed to ward off the eyes of drones through the power of fashion and special fabrics.
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Domo Toaster

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 18:40
Domo ToasterBreakfast time (as well as tea time, as one can always have buttered toast during tea, too) is said by some to be the most important meal of the day, so why not make it a fun time while you are at it?...
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Astronomers just keep honing their skills and refining their techniques to get the most out of their telescopes. Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have now broken the record for the most...
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When Nokia decided to ditch Symbian back in 2011, it effectively signed the OS' death warrant. Is history now poised to repeat itself as Nokia squares up to Android in emerging markets?
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Apple's Spaceship HQ IsBack in 2011, when Steve Jobs announced his plans to build a spaceship-like Cupertino HQ for Apple, we all knew it was going to be one ridiculously lavish office. But according to Bloomberg...
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Conan O'Brien doesn't have time to think about the latest shifts in Tonight Show hosts -- he's too busy showering with Chelsea Handler Oh yes, you heard that right. The late night comedians were...
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Mentions Added To LinkedIn ForThe mentions feature has been made popular by Twitter. It has become one of the most widely used ways for striking up conversations online. LinkedIn, a network focused towards professionals, brings...
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Robbie Novak, the ten-year-old YouTube sensation better known as "Kid President," got a chance to meet with actual President Barack Obama this weekend during the White House's Easter celebrations --...
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Samsung may not be copying Apple, but mini-stores are on the way to showcase the firm's products.
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British Library to archive oneIn a bid to permanently preserve Britain's stamp on the internet, the British Library will kick off an ambitious plan Saturday that involves archiving each and every URL with a .uk suffix. Already...
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Apple is a different place since Steve Jobs left us. The stock price is way down, and the company apologizes at an unprecedented rate. Granted, Apple almost never apologizes for anything, and when it...
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Traders and other financial professionals can now monitor social-media buzz about companies they follow. Hello, social enterprise!
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Automatic Do-Not-DisturbItalian-born neuroscientist Ruggero Scorcioni has developed a new technology that will help you get stuff done by deflecting phone calls or other notifications away when you're busy. Finally,...
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Mightybell Adds The Ability ToLast year, Ning co-founder and former CEO Gina Bianchini decided to refocus her startup Mightybell on offering a sleek, design-focused collaborative online space for creative projects and groups....
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Live from Facebook's Android event

The Verge - 4 Apr 2013 18:30
Live from Facebook's AndroidContinue reading...
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The Cubicle with a Hidden Gaming System

Life Hacker - 4 Apr 2013 18:30
The Cubicle with a HiddenLifehacker reader JonesyVan's workspace looks like your typical cubicle. Hidden in the filing cabinet, however, is some serious entertainment for break times (i.e., "when Bossman decides to exit his...
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Apple Patent Hints At TheirYou would think after what Apple went through with its Maps application which was released on iOS 6, they would try to copy Google a lot less considering how much everyone, even Apple themselves ,...
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Has Europe finally passed Peak Disk?

The Register - 4 Apr 2013 18:27
Tablets, cloud, THAT Thai flood mentioned as platters spin down Disk drive sales in the EMEA region have showed falls in both units and capacity according to research from Futuresource Consulting....
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iHeartRadio keeps AndroidThis year's CES is well behind us now, but that was back when iHeartRadio first introduced some extensive alarm clock functions and its handy "Perfect for" feature. And while these have been available...
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If Other Social Networks Made Phones

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 18:26
The years of rumors about a Facebook phone might finally be put to rest. Many have speculated that there is a good chance Facebook's live event on Thursday will reveal the device. If the rumors are...
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Ouya's Lesson for KickstarterThe first reviews of Ouya's $100 game console are in, and they're pretty ugly. Here's David Pierce at The Verge: For $99, everyone who backed Ouya's Kickstarter has unwittingly signed up to beta-test...
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The company has pulled a bookstore app in China that featured titles deemed "illegal" by the Chinese government.
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This Bookshelf Vase Keeps aLooking for a spot to keep a small flower arrangement that doesn't block people from having conversations at the dinner table? These ultra-thin ceramic vases are designed to stack amongst the books on...
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Get a Grip: A DIY WoodenCanadian photographer and DIY enthusiast Matt Bechberger wanted to improve the ergonomics of his Mamiya 645 medium format camera without shelling out money for an "expensive, hard to find, and ugly"...
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MLB Working With Qualcomm ToMajor League Baseball has announced today that it is working with Qualcomm to greatly improve wireless coverage in its ballparks. This move means that in the near future MLB stadiums will have the...
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By Mike WallSpace.comNASA's Mars rover Curiosity will be on its own for the first time over the next four weeks, thanks to an unfavorable alignment of the Red Planet, Earth and the sun.Curiosity's...
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By Miriam KramerSpace.comAstronomers have spotted the most distant massive star explosion of its kind, a supernova that could help scientists better understand the nature of the universe.Using the...
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The evolution of the cell phone

CNN - 4 Apr 2013 18:20
CNN's Jim Boulden looks back to the first mobile phone call made 40 years ago.
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The company has been making waves in the enterprise world with its big data systems and is seeing interest from investors and customers alike.
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Mogu Tiger S2 Smartphone Costs Just $49

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 18:18
Mogu Tiger S2 Smartphone CostsThe name of this particular smartphone is a hoot - who would have thought up of something like the Mogu Tiger S2? Well, what is even more surprising would be the final sticker price of a mere $49,...
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Facebook Android Home Event Live Blog

ABC News - 4 Apr 2013 18:16
Facebook Android Home EventMENLO PARK, Calif. - The time has come. Does Facebook have a phone of its own? Has it been hard at work on its own software that runs on top of Google's Android software? Is HTC making the first phone...
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Google TV Remote app forThe official Google TV Remote app for Android has been around since late 2010, but it only just received its first update since launch. So what's changed? Support for voice commands has been extended...
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HTC Desire Q Announced

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 18:14
HTC Desire Q AnnouncedIt was sometime near the end of last month when both the HTC Desire P and Desire Q were leaked, including some of their hardware specifications. Well, the HTC Desire P was actually released officially...
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A story with real bite emerges from chomp-cutlasses They are the sort of weapons that could be worth hundreds to your average tooth fairy....
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HTC One Pre-Orders Start TodayBoth AT&T and Sprint made their announcements regarding when you can get an HTC One and for how much on their respective networks. Fortunately for AT&T, they got the jump on Sprint as they're the...
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The genome of one of the most abundant turtles on Earth gives clues to their longevity and ability to survive without oxygen during hibernation
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The Microsoft co-founders reprise a famous photo of themselves from the early days of the company.
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One area of mobile apps that has yet to become more popular and accepted by parents are apps that allow parents to monitor their teenagers' Internet consumption on smartphones and tablets.
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Researchers discover a newTen billion years ago, a star exploded with the intrinsic brightness of 1 billion of our suns, and the signs of its explosion have now reached the Hubble Space Telescope where it caught the eye of...
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The company controlled 39 percent of the market for the three months ended in February, according to ComScore. Samsung came in No. 2, with 21 percent, and Android overall lost share to iOS.
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will be on its own for the first time over the next four weeks, thanks to an unfavorable alignment of the Red Planet, Earth and the sun. Curiosity's handlers don't plan to...
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BitTorrent Taps A Bigger RoleLast year, author Tim Ferriss turned to BitTorrent to market his newest book, the Four-Hour Chef, when the biggest bookseller in the U.S., Barnes & Noble, refused to stock the Amazon-published title....
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Portal 2.0: The Potential OfWhen Twitter started, it was just a service where you could post status messages on the Web via text message. It would soon take on a life of its own. Developers saw the value that Twitter could bring...
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A Congressional debate over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, set for next week will take place out of public view CISPA, which was reintroduced to the House of...
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The Evolution Of Facebook

Forbes - 4 Apr 2013 18:02
The Evolution Of FacebookHow has Facebook changed since 2004? Here's a look at some of the site's most notable redesigns and features.
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iPhone 5S Prototype Spotted?

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 18:01
iPhone 5S Prototype Spotted?You know for sure that there is plenty of interest around anything new and upcoming from Apple, as the world had already gone nuts over the iPhone and iPad in recent years. Having said that, Apple has...
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Is this a limited editionRed might be the limited edition color of choice for the BlackBerry Z10, but how would you feel about a blue one? That's exactly what rapper (and avid BB10 fan) Lil 'E has flourished to his Twitter...
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Live From the 'Facebook Phone' Event

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 18:00
Greetings from Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, Calif., where we're about to find out the meaning of the social network's "new home on Android." Follow along, below There's been a barrage of speculation...
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Email Productivity StartupSan Francisco-based ToutApp, a company helping sales teams streamline their email communications, has raised an additional $920,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups, Founder Collective, Scott...
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Kingston HyperX a meaty Predator

IOL - 4 Apr 2013 18:00
Steven Norris never dreamed of holding a half-terabyte flash drive in his hand, but truth is stranger than fiction...
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Asus Ai Charger QuicklyWindows: Asus's Ai Charger is a free utility that finally lets you charge the iPad from your PC's USB port, which otherwise doesn't offer enough juice to charge the tablet. Ai Charger also promises to...
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Your First Computer LoveMaybe the old computers you've been hoarding are broken. Maybe you just got rid of them before the nostalgia set in. Either way, these slick schematic prints of classic computers are a great way to...
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While Salesforce is setting great store by its Marketing Cloud, it will have to overcome a number of challenges before it makes the most of the social-marketing suite.
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MENLO PARK, Calif. -- The Facebook phone is the technology world's version of a unicorn, a mythical device rumored for years but never to materialize -- until now.
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New Apple Campus Could Cost $5 Billion

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 17:59
New Apple Campus Could Cost $5Apple is one company that is cash rich, but even if you are basically printing money by virtue of the profit your company rakes it, it can be pretty hard keeping all of the shareholders happy. Word...
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The Evolution Of Facebook

Forbes - 4 Apr 2013 17:55
The Evolution Of FacebookHow has Facebook changed since 2004? Here's a look at some of the site's most notable redesigns and features.
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Warner Bros. is giving us a taste of The Great Gatsby soundtrack, peppering its third trailer for the Baz Luhrmann-directed flick with new music from Beyonce, Andre 3000, Lana Del Rey and Florence and...
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LONDON (AP) -- Capturing the unruly, ever-changing Internet is like trying to pin down a raging river. But the British Library is going to try. For centuries the library has kept a copy of every book,...
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LinkedIn finally lets usersNot long after LinkedIn introduced a new, streamlined search tool, it's filled another obvious gap. Starting today, users can start typing a name in updates or comments to see an auto-populated list...
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The Shade Is Also the DimmerWhen you move the shade on the Ascent lamp, you control the intensity of the light. Sure, that'll confuse your friends when they try to flip it off. But that might even make us like it even more....
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Parity support across hypervisors, broader networking, other goodies The OpenStack community is keeping faithful to its six-month spring-fall cadence for software releases: today, the world receives...
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Regional differences in how Google autocompletes search queries reveals what users are searching for around the world
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Tweets Coming to Bloomberg Terminals

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 17:49
Bloomberg announced Thursday that it is integrating Twitter feeds into its terminals, the real-time, financial data delivery systems found on the desks of Wall Street traders. The announcement follows...
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Major Retailers Hint AtIt looks like the rumors of a new iPad being announced this month are starting to become stronger as not only did a number of well-connected sources say Apple has an event planned for the end of...
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Wedding Search Engine LoverlyLover.ly, a search engine for weddings, is today launching a mobile application to complement its online experience. The new app also allows brides-to-be and others planning a wedding (or just...
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LinkedIn just made it much easier to have a conversation with other users on the social network. LinkedIn announced Thursday that it has started rolling out a new mentions feature that is similar to...
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Service providers such as WhatsApp or WeChat need to price their services right, or face consumer exodus as people look for free alternatives.
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With North Korea warning ofWith North Korea's bellicose rhetoric escalating by the day -- on Wednesday a spokesman said its military has been cleared to wage a nuclear attack -- the annual U.S. training exercise Foal Eagle...
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Facebook Press Event: We'll Be Live!

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 17:45
Facebook Press Event: We'll BeWe're going to be on the showfloor of the Facebook event soon thanks to an invitation in our email inbox that referred to a new home on Android, so here is a quick teaser of us on the bus heading...
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WWE pay-per-view events comingJust in time for this week's WrestleMania XXIX, that goliath of Wrestling Entertainment is setting up shop on Xbox. The service starts today and is available to any fans with an Xbox Live Gold...
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Nokia Catwalk Could Arrive This May 15th?

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 17:42
Nokia Catwalk Could ArriveWe have heard that Nokia has a spanking new smartphone that they are currently working on for some time already, where this particular handset will bear the codename Catwalk. The rumor mills have been...
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The missile defense systemNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un this week authorized a nuclear attack against the US, raising tensions in Washington and across the globe. Kim's announcement comes a day after the Pentagon announced...
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DEA: We Can't Intercept Apple iMessages

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 17:40
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has traditionally relied on wiretapping to nail criminals, but modern technologies -- including Apple's iMessages -- are making its work considerably harder. In...
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Facebook is holding a highly-anticipated press event at its headquarters to reveal its "new home on Android." Could we see a new Facebook-centric smartphone? If the rumors are any indication,...
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia is getting ready for a supersized game of Pong. The classic Atari video game will come to life on the facade of a 29-story skyscraper. Hundreds of built-in LED lights...
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Netflix for Windows Phone 8After months of being wrapped in black bars, Netflix has updated its Windows Phone 8 app with fullscreen support for devices wielding native 720p displays. While this update doesn't add HD video...
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Philly pong: City gets readyPhiladelphia is getting ready for a supersized game of Pong.
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Best Buy has slashed pricing on third-generation iPad models by thirty percent, bringing the price down to $315 for the 16GB Wi-Fi models. Comparable refurbished units are available for $379 directly...
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10 Innovative Uses of Pinterest

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 17:32
With more than 48 million users, Pinterest is one of the most popular social networks on the web. After its recent fundraising round of $200 million, it has an estimated value between $2 billion and...
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Google Now Updated

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 17:31
Google Now UpdatedI guess you can more or less say that Google Now has long proven to be the main selling point of the Android mobile operating system, and for folks who have been using an Android Jelly Bean-powered...
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This US Supersonic Fighter HasThe US Air Force's armada are among the most advanced aircraft on the planet. As such, the USAF isn't going to let just any schmuck fresh out of basic training take to the skies in an F-35. Instead...
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Speed Up Mobile ConversationsEveryone knows at least one person that takes forever to get to the point. If you find yourself on a phone call that's taking forever, or a text message session of twenty questions, Lifehack.org...
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An astronomical feast:The discovery in galaxy NGC 4845, 47 million light-years away, was made by ESA's INTEGRAL space observatory. A similar feeding event, albeit on a gas cloud, will soon happen at the black hole at the...
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Architects and biz chiefs still not talking Opinion Do you remember when computers were hard to use?...
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Just Sing It Turns iPhoneThere are plenty of smartphone karaoke apps, but no one has really figured out how to turn the act singing into your phone into addictive social experience (at least not in the United States),...
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Last week, we noted that Samsung was rumored to be launching a new "store-within-a-store" concept inside Best Buy stores, taking on the dedicated "Apple Shops" that have been located in many Best Buy...
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Members of the press are gathering at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., to see the social network's "new home on Android." Rumor is that this new home will appear on an HTC smartphone --...
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It's the End for LucasArtsFor some reason it's not just news but front page headline news that Disney just shuttered LucasArts, a video game developer and publisher that used to make terrific video games. You might consider...
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Ten Tips For Journalists ToTraditionally, news readers first picked a publication and then looked for headlines that interest them. Google changed that process with its computer-generated Google News site. Google News...
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God sure is a tough guy to track down We know He's on Facebook and Twitter, which is a start, but that's hardly enough nowadays. Where else is He hanging around all the time? Chicago-based copywriter...
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Toshiba adds 6-inch BookPlaceWhile Toshiba's already got a bevy of e-readers on tap for its Japanese online e-book store, it just added a budget-oriented monochrome offering: the BookPlace Mono. It's a slightly smaller but...
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You Can Sit in This PondThis picture was taken in a park in Vöcklabruck, Austria that you might want to go to right now. You can actually sit in the middle of the pond, thanks to a sunken spot where you can hang out without...
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First Fully 3D PrintedWe can 3D print the very small--check out these mindblowing nanoscale creations--but what about the very big? If a few bold architectural startups have anything to do with it, we may soon see the...
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Is That 2010 Calling? DailyIf you can't beat 'em, aggregate 'em. That was my take in late 2010 when a host of daily deal aggregators sprang up at the height of the whole Groupon-clone thing. So you'll be forgiven if this post...
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Curiosity's parachute flaps inScientists have released a series of photos of Curiosity's parachute over the course of five months.-- blowing in the cool Martian breezes on Gale Crater.
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Apple Moves To Help ParentsApple made a small but important change to the way its mobile apps appear in the iTunes App Store, which will help parents better determine which applications and games are appropriate for their...
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How to watch Facebook's announcement live

L.A. Times - 4 Apr 2013 17:14
How to watch Facebook'sYou can tune in live this morning to watch the Facebook media event at which it's expected to unveil a smartphone of its own.
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Robots Invade Restaurants:Robotic automation has long been the domain of manufacturing. But of late, robots have made an often entertaining and sometimes gimmicky leap to restaurants in China, Taiwan, Japan, and increasingly...
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A newly published patent application from Apple envisions a panoramic navigation system similar to Street View but with one distinct advantage.
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Was this Zuckerberg's first site?

CNN - 4 Apr 2013 17:11
A blinking dinosaur eye. A nod to Eminem. A crude effort at connecting friends and "friends of friends." Were these the awkward first steps toward a multibillion-dollar social media empire?
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By 2050, Arctic to be warmer and greener

NBC News - 4 Apr 2013 17:11
By Tia GhoseLiveScienceLarge swaths of the Arctic tundra will be warm enough to support lush vegetation and trees by 2050, a new study suggests.Higher temperatures will lessen snow cover, according to...
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You're seeing this correctly. Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook and most famous web innovator since Al Gore, once had an Angelfire. Just like you and your sister and all of your little teenage...
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LinkedIn Adds InLinkedIn has just announced on its blog that a new Facebook-style mention feature, letting users tag companies or users, is officially official. This morning, TNW noticed a feature being tested on...
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Multiple Vaccinations on SameA new study that should help assuage concerns shows that giving children multiple vaccines on the same day does not increase the risk for autism. How persuasive the study will be to doubting parents,...
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Mozilla intros experimentalMozilla's fledgling Firefox OS has yet to seed out to actual consumers, but when it does an "easy and secure" payment platform should be in place. Announced via the company's developer-focused Hacks...
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Hands on with the MLB.tvJust in time for baseball season, the official MLB.tv app has slid into the Windows Store. As with MLB.tv's existing apps for iOS and Android, the Windows 8/RT version allows you to watch live and...
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Aerial Photographs Showing thePhotographer Jeffrey Milstein says he has always been fascinated by how the ground from a flying airplane, and one thing in particular has captured his attention: airports. From the air, massive...
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Brooks Palmer: How to Let Go of Smartphone Clutter

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 17:06
Brooks Palmer: How to Let GoSmartphones have a lot of places to hide clutter. It's worth finding and removing the clutter so that your phone can serve you in better ways.
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North Korean sites hacked; KimThe notorious hacker collective Anonymous has taken credit for a number of successful attacks against North Korean websites.
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Thief Made Me a Believer inI'm a cynic when it comes to new technology. Ever since we made the leap from 2d to 3d, every other console transition has just seemed unnecessary. Why bother? I ask. We need better games, not better...
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Introducing Mashable Choice

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 17:03
Mashable has been reviewing products, apps and services for years, and we work hard to let you know when we like these products (and when we don't). For a clear answer to "Should I buy it or use it?"...
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The shareholder has offered its own resources to lessen the dependence of Cleawire on majority shareholder Sprint Nextel.
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Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo may no longer be the only names that matter in gaming, but the "big three" is still very much alive in people's minds. Even as iOS and Android have gotten better games,...
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Aspirational Travel Site PeekOnline travel site Peek wants to make it easy for its users to discover and book unique experiences in a variety of destinations. And so, it's added three new cities that it's rolled out services in...
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Inspired by Twitter and others, the professional network is introducing a feature to get people talking, but there's one little twist.
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How to Set Up Your Own PrivateWith so many services like iCloud and Dropbox getting hacked these days, it's no surprise that more people want to pull their data off the cloud. Instead of missing out on those great syncing...
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Engadget Giveaway: win one ofHear the birds singing, smell the roses, behold the beautifully blossoming trees and get stuck inside your abode with the unwelcoming burden of taxes. TurboTax is once again coming to the rescue,...
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Why You Might Actually Want aFacebook's got a new phone. And a new home screen. They're going to be fine, probably, more or less. But you are also asleep now because the idea of a Facebook phone bores you, deeply. Maybe it...
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Google Announces FullA couple of weeks ago, we shared a hack by photographer Trey Ratcliff that allowed you to upload your photos to Google+ at full resolution by using Google Drive. Android users could already upload...
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Except when its own management get together Sci-tech quango Nesta has announced a ban on all-male panels at its events in a bid to challenge the blokeyness endemic in the fields it covers....
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Lazard's analyst Ed Parker initiated coverage of Apple with a Buy rating, $540 price target and a view that it is a "storage" company due to incenting customers to buy NAND flash memory at 80%-90%...
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TCTV Interview - NickNutmeg is a UK-based online investment management startup backed by the likes of Tim Draper and intends to pull of something of a bank-job by disrupting the world of financial investing, and it has...
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Google is switching out the engine powering its Chrome browser, moving away from WebKit to a new open-source rendering system called Blink. Blink is actually based on WebKit, but using its forked...
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The Verge Book Club podcastMarch is long gone, but H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness looms large in our hearts. For one hour (or possibly, one aeon), join Joshua Topolsky, Adi Robertson, and Laura June as they...
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Apple's 'Spaceship' Is A YearApple's futuristic plan to build "the best office building in the world" is more than a year behind schedule and two billion dollars over budget....
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Apple iMessage Encryption NoApple's iMessage may be the playground for Anonymous to spread DDoS attacks, which coincidentally I was the victim of a few nights ago, but it seems the ability for the Drug Enforcement Administration...
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CNET has obtained a 'sensitive' U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency document that says it is impossible for law enforcement agencies to eavesdrop on iMessage conversations, even with a court order, because...
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PSA: HTC One pre-orders startYou've been eying the HTC One's zero-gap body for well over a month, and now it's your chance to do something about it. AT&T is launching its promised pre-order campaign for the One today: soon, if...
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How Far Away is Mars?

Universe Today - 4 Apr 2013 16:45
How far away is Mars -- or, looking at it another way, how close is it? The exact answer varies, of course, as both it and our planet are constantly moving along their own orbits around the Sun. At...
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It's the first-gen Fire, but still one of the best tablets around for consuming movies, music, TV shows, and, of course, books. Plus: an incredible online-backup deal.
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StorEbook reads children'sWe've come a long way since an IBM 704 first croaked its way through Daisy Bell. Now we've got Siri copping an attitude when we ask a stupid question and Google Now feeding information in an...
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Pepsi unleashed a 60-second TV commercial Thursday starring Beyonce dancing to her upcoming single "Grown Woman" and, of course, sipping on soda Dubbed "Mirrors," the ad brings back some of Beyonce's...
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On April 3, 2013, the iPad turned three. Jay Yarrow over at Business Insider has put together a great summary of How The iPad Totally Changed The World In Just Three Years. A couple of highlights: -...
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Watch The Facebook Phone EventAre you ready for a Facebook Phone? Because it's a-comin'. Zuck should take the stage at 10 A.M Pacific this morning, where he'll be showing off the company's "new home on Android". We'll undoubtedly...
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Even LED Keychain Lights HaveIt's not like they were going anywhere, but it's kind of surprising to see the same kind of gesture and swipe controls you use on your smartphone now being integrated into something as simple as an...
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After CeBIT in Germany, I went to Finland to meet a few of the very talented technology companies that this country has produced. In Helsinki, I met with Marc Dillon, CEO, Jolla, and one of the four...
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Drones will save us, dronesWhen it comes to allowing drones to fly over US soil, Americans are of two minds: embrace domestic drones for such uses as crop dusting, high wire inspection, search and rescue, and border security,...
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Is The New Video StreamingIf you're online, bored and want to watch some TV, you have no shortage of options. First there are the free (legal) sites - your...
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If you're where that Venn diagram overlaps ... question yourself Hacktivist collective Anonymous and - unusually - some of its enemies have all turned their ire against government websites, propaganda...
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The starting code base for what will become Chrome 28 is in place, and programmers are updating it. Blink's birth was not without labor pains, though.
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Cloud-based backup: Is itEugene Bartley wanted to know if his files would eventually disappear from a cloud-based backup service. Cloud-based backup services, such as Mozy, Carbonite, and IDrive, upload your files to their...
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Apple Is So, So Sorry

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 16:34
Apple Is So, So SorryBeing the biggest tech company in the world means always having to say you're sorry. This week Apple apologized to Chinese consumers after criticism around...
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Where Do You Buy Your Technology? [Poll]

ReadWrite - 4 Apr 2013 16:34
Samsung is setting up shop - literally - with a new plan to open mini-stores within 1,500 U.S. Best Buy stores by June. But is the electronics giant getting in front of where consumers really buy...
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Hackers claiming affiliation with Anonymous took credit Thursday for defacing official North Korea-run Twitter and Flickr pages. The pages, which normally post pro-government propaganda aimed at...
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Blizzard Details Diablo 3With Diablo 3 expected to be released on the PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4, it's understandable some of you PC players are upset by this news considering you have yet to get the experience you've been...
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Visualized: an Earth-yearOur planet had kind of a rough year in 2012, but thanks to its array of satellites and a certain floating lab, NASA documented every divine and terrifying moment from afar. On top of the usual beauty...
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Replace Your Car's CassetteWe've talked about adding an auxiliary jack to your car before, but DIYer Ivan took it a step further and put a full-blown MP3 player in his car...hidden inside the cassette deck where thieves can't...
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Presumably nobody will seek the content in Google+ Google has handed the rights to the Frommer brand of travel guides back to Arthur Frommer, after the Chocolate Factory snapped it up from publisher...
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How Technology Is Helping SaveOne of the ugly secrets that the US government keeps from the headlines is the fact that most US military dogs who serve our country overseas are killed rather than brought home to America. While it's...
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The DEA Is Upset It Can'tWe've all generally come to accept the fact that, in using iMessage, our correspondence runs the very real risk of being eternally damned to the iCloud ether. But at least now, we know we're not...
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Apple's 'Spaceship' CampusApple's massive new spaceship-style headquarters in Cupertino is not on-budget or on schedule, according to a new report at Bloomberg Businessweek. The article provides an inside look at what exactly...
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Photon 3D Scanner Will Let YouThe Photon 3D scanner is a self-contained laser scanner that creates point clouds of real objects, allowing you, in turn, to create printable files of things you build or need to copy. It is $399 on...
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Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen have recreated a picture they once took back in the 1980s, rekindling nostalgia from that era and showing the once-estranged duo is no longer on the...
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Google Chromium project leavesWhen Opera announced in February that it would switch to the WebKit browser engine, the same basic technology that powers Chrome and Safari, critics wondered if this was a bad move for the open Web....
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Mark McClelland: Where do IIf you could transfer your mind into a body that needs no sleep, suffers no pain, is made entirely of replaceable parts, and might allow you to live forever, would you? Add to the bargain a vastly...
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Apple tries for a patent onWe're all in favor of advancing the state of the art, but there are times when we suspect that research is more about "what if" explorations than anything else. Exhibit A: Apple's new patent...
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Apple yesterday rolled out another tweak for its iOS App Store, adding age rating icons to the top section of each app's information page. While the ratings have long been included in app details at...
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Samsung Opening 'Experience'Just last week, Samsung announced it is partnering with Best Buy to inject smaller shops inside of their stores to help educate shoppers of Samsung's products, although at this point, we're pretty...
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All 15 new episodes will be available for streaming on Netflix toward the end of next month.
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Lower priced tablets are accelerating the shift away from PCs, according to research firm Gartner.
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Hydrogen fuel breakthroughResearchers at Virginia Tech have successfully extracted large amounts of hydrogen from plants, a promising discovery that could help bring hydrogen closer to the environmentally-friendly fuel source...
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Time for economics to shed its fanciful past

New Scientist - 4 Apr 2013 16:12
Make way for the physicists! Economics is finally becoming an enlightened science, say new books by Mark Buchanan and James Owen Weatherall
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AT&T LG Optimus G Jelly Bean update is official

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 16:09
AT&T LG Optimus G Jelly BeanAT&T's Optimus G gets Android 4.1.2 and ISIS Mobile Wallet​ The over-the-air update started hitting devices a day ago, but today it's official -- AT&T's LG Optimus G has its Jelly Bean upgrade. AT&T...
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ZDNet's directory of data center vendors in Asia has market, product and contact information for companies that provide data center services.
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Stream the 'Oblivion' Soundtrack

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 16:05
In the trailer for Oblivion, we see actor Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, a drone repairman inhabiting a war-torn, post-apocalyptic Earth His routine existence is interrupted, leading him into the hands of...
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With SteelHouse Slingshot,With a new feature called Slingshot, marketing tech startup SteelHouse wants advertisers to look beyond the click. President and CEO Mark Douglas told me that he's trying to tackle the problem of...
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Once upon a time, air travel was just about the only time I could escape the Internet. Now with in-flight Wi-Fi becoming more pervasive, even air travel has become a time to check Twitter, respond to...
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Sonnet Echo 15 ThunderboltThere are Thunderbolt docks, real and ethereal, and then there's this beast from Sonnet: the Echo 15. As implied by the name, it's lavished with 15 ports front and back, including four USB 3.0, two...
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Social Data Leader Gnip RollsGnip has found itself a sweet spot in partnering with startups who make data available via APIs. The company currently has access to Twitter and Tumblr's firehoses, and has announced today that it...
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TED pulls TEDxWestHollywoodAt the main TED conference a few weeks ago in Long Beach, the fifth and final one in that city, the organizers spent time on the opening day celebrating the remarkable influence and reach of this...
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Take Better Notes byEveryone has a different way of jotting down notes in a meeting or lecture, but if you need precision in your notes, The Atlantic suggests you stick with a rigorously structured order. More
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Cheaper memory chips and better software are helping to push in-memory computing out of its niche roles in a handful of sectors.
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Baidu, Google's Chinese rival,It's an eye for an eye in the world of smart glasses as Baidu, Google's Chinese rival, has announced it too is working on a face computer.
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MLB and Qualcomm team up toIn a few years, Major League Baseball stadiums could have some of the strongest cellular connectivity around. Qualcomm is working with MLB Advanced Media, the technology focused partnership of club...
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Scary vuln left keys to your kingdom up for grabs Sophos has plugged security holes in its Web Protection Appliance that could place its customers' internet connections in the hands of...
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Facebook is holding an event on Thursday at its Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters rumored to be showcasing its new presence on Android devices And while it's unclear just what the event will unveil,...
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KFC Launches iPhone App InKentucky Fried Chicken, or KFC as the kiddies call if these days, has been making some serious moves in the U.K. where they're probably more appreciated than here in the U.S. Just last month they...
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MBAandCo Scores $1.2M In RoundThe recession has fuelled a boom in mobile workers as businesses down-size to consultants and freelancers. So there has clearly been an upsurge in platforms to aggregate that talent in marketplaces....
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The Engadget Interview: HTCShortly after Facebook's big reveal this morning, we caught up with HTC President of Global Sales Jason McKenzie and spent a few minutes with him discussing the First. As expected, he was pretty...
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Photographer Combines 2,877The above video is photographer Jonathan DeNicholas' impressive entry for the 30 Day Filming Project contest put together by Sue Bryce and announced at creativeLIVE. The contest asked entrants to...
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Forget about being insanely great, Apple's plans for a new spaceship campus are becoming insanely expensive. Bloomberg Businessweek reports hearing from five sources close to the project that the...
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Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.What can we expect from today's big announcement from Facebook?Here are some purported...
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Ancient site unearthed inA British archaeologist says he and his colleagues have unearthed a huge, rare complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, home of the biblical Abraham.
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ZDNet's directory of data center vendors has market, product and contact information for companies that provide infrastructure-as-a-service products.
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Chefs of the World Rejoice:Do you hear that? That cheering off in the distance? That's the sound of a million amateur chefs celebrating the fact that they no longer have to spend several minutes dicing hot dogs for their...
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Verizon Considering DroppingT-Mobile announced its new pricing plans a few weeks ago, and not only have mobile subscribers in the U.S. taken notice of their contract-less plans, but also competing carriers are also keeping an...
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Deal of the Day: SeidioThe April 4 ShopAndroid.com Deal of the Day is the Seidio SURFACE Case (with kickstand) for Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This case protects your Note 2 from scratches and drops while adding minimal bulk and...
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Apple Highlights App AgeNot sure if an app is appropriate for your kid to use? Now you'll know for certain because Apple has added age ratings to descriptions to the App Store. More
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Facebook Home hands-on (video)

Engadget - 4 Apr 2013 15:35
Facebook Home hands-on (video)We've taken a closer look at the HTC First hardware, so let's dig into the firmware side -- namely, the Facebook Home user interface featured on the First. As we heard prior to the event, Home is...
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In a lengthy report today, Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look at Apple's upcoming "spaceship" campus in Cupertino, noting that the project is currently one year behind schedule and roughly $2 billion...
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Google Gives Up Frommer Brand

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 15:34
Google Gives Up Frommer BrandNEW YORK -- Travel guru Arthur Frommer said Wednesday that he has reacquired rights to his travel guidebook brand from Google, and that he intends...
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Google Glass: Is There Any Way To Jam It?

ReadWrite - 4 Apr 2013 15:33
Google Glass: Is There Any WayForget the technology issues. The social acceptance of Google Glass and other wearable computing devices is a much bigger and more complex question. Is society ready to deal with yet another...
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Walmart and MacMall are also offering price cuts on the iPad Mini and the larger iPad models. Plus: Discounts on the first-gen Kindle Fire and Acer's Iconia Tab A200.
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PageZipper Turns PaginatedChrome/Firefox: Paginated posts are never fun to navigate through because they requires an excessive amount of clicking. PageZipper is a Chrome and Firefox extension that turns multi-page posts into...
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I'll have what she's wearing

IOL - 4 Apr 2013 15:29
Shazam, the company that developed the app that allows you to identify a song playing, is hoping to create a similar one for recognising fashion.
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Oakley gives Bubba Watson aWhile there's plenty of tech to improve your swing, the golf course itself doesn't see too much innovation which is why this attention-grab from Oakley and Bubba Watson is even more enjoyable. The...
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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world. Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting...
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Anonymous Hacks North KoreanWe're not sure if you've been keeping tabs on world news lately outside of reading about the latest Internet trends, but there's some serious stuff going on in North Korea these days. Nearly everyone...
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BlackBerry Gets A Helping HandBlackBerry last week posted better than expected quarterly results, but it's not out of the woods yet. Now Canada is stepping in to help. Today, Export Development Canada, the Canadian export credit...
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ComScore: Apple up to 39While there's no question that Android is thriving on the global scale, the situation is a little more complicated in the US when looking at ComScore's market share data for February. The platform is...
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Is this Mark Zuckerberg'sA rather sparse looking website from 1999 that allegedly belonged to Mark Zuckerberg is making the rounds on the web today.
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iPad Price Cuts Mean NewIt's been a scant six months since the announcement of the iPad Mini and the fairly superfluous iPad 4, but it looks like the new generations might be on the horizon. Walmart, Best Buy, and MacMall...
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Sim City Gets PaidSim City, EA's beleaguered sim game that, for a time, was probably the most cursed title in the blogosphere, now allows players to place Nissan-branded® solar® recharging® stations® in their...
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Apple's iMessage encryptionA leaked document from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has revealed Apple's iMessage service is hindering its ability to eavesdrop on drug suspects' communications. Obtained by CNET, the...
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Orange outsources towers

Tech Central - 4 Apr 2013 15:17
France's Orange has signed a deal to allow tower operator IHS to oversee more than 2 000 of its towers in the West African markets of Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon. Though Orange will continue to own...
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"Harlem Shake," the love-it-or-hate-it dance craze that swept the Internet earlier this year, has hit 1 billion views after just 40 days, according to researcher Visible Measures. As the company...
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Facebook Phone International,Facebook's next billion users don't have smartphones or even the Internet yet, but the Facebook Phone could change that. Through savvy carrier deals, subsidized handsets, and free limited data access,...
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Businesses and activistsBusinesses and privacy advocates are squaring off over a proposed law that would make California the first state in the nation to give people the right to see all the information companies have on...
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It's official: Netflix will launch the new season of Arrested Development on May 26. The first three seasons of the sitcom aired from 2003-2006, garnering a cult following, but it was canceled by Fox...
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Australian telecommunications company TPG has won an appeal, reducing its AU$2 million fine for misleading ads to just AU$50,000.
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Hackers apparently broke into at least two of North Korea's government-run online sites Thursday, as tensions rose on the Korean Peninsula. The North's Uriminzokkiri Twitter...
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See-Through Toaster, We Are So Happy To See You

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 15:10
See-Through Toaster, We Are SoThe future is here and it's a toaster!
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Cooliris Adds A Social LayerCooliris is aiming to make its photo-browsing experience more addictive today with the launch of new features in its iPhone and iPad apps that it describes collectively as an attempt to offer "endless...
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Wantitall bets on Citymob

Tech Central - 4 Apr 2013 15:08
E-retailer Wantitall has invested in Citymob, another online retailer, which specialises in selling a curated range of products for the design minded. The investment offers Citymob improved systems,...
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The World's First Webcam WasNobody likes arriving at an empty coffee pot. Especially computer scientists at Cambridge University--which is why, back in 1991, a team of them invented the world's first webcam to keep an eye on...
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Zynga Just Became An Online Gambling Company

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 15:06
Zynga Just Became An OnlineBy Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO
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Ha ha, chuckle Martians, time to play! Spacecraft exploring and orbiting Mars will be left alone for the next month as the red planet slips behind our nearest star for a bit of a spring break....
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We're live at 1 p.m. EDT toNew app, new hardware (yes, really) and a new approach to social on Android! Join us for the liveblog! Greetings from beautiful Silicon Valley, California! We're at Facebook HQ this morning for the...
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Apple Patents A ConvertibleA couple of new Apple patent applications published today show how the company might be thinking about competing with recent innovations from other big tech companies with similar, but different...
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Bitcoin's appeal is its promise to fulfil certain libertarian geek fantasies, but right now, there's little to distinguish this digital currency from an elaborate scam.
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GE and StartUp Health SelectBack in January, we reported that GE would be partnering up with healthtech startup incubator StartUp Health and selecting 13 consumer healthcare startups (originally 10) to participate in a three...
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Amazon Just Made Buying Vinyl Records Even Cooler

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 15:00
Amazon Just Made Buying VinylSEATTLE -- In an odd combination of old and new, Amazon says that every time a person buys a vinyl record from its online store,...
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Turn a Raspberry Pi Into anOne of the nice things about the Raspberry Pi is the that it doesn't require a lot of power to run. This means you can leave it on all day long without it putting a dent in your electricity bill. To...
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ACCC wants to police network

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 15:00
ACCC wants to police networkTHE competition watchdog is seeking to conduct periodic reviews of the NBN and reset its prices for the next 30 years.
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Thief 4 looks great, but itDuring GDC we had a chance to see a guided playthrough of Thief 4. The presentation and demos were technically impressive, showcasing the advanced lighting and shadow techniques that the developers...
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The iPhone Killed MyThe iPhone killed my creativity by killing my boredom. The iPhone makes it so easy -- and so enticing -- to reach for my smartphone and do anything other than waste time in some long line, for...
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The Engadget Podcast is liveBrian's out of town on yet another top secret Engadget Show mission, but Tim and Peter are holding things down in New York, joined by knower of things video game, Ben Gilbert. Join them and chat along...
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Samsung's WiFi-only GalaxyPart of the Galaxy Camera's appeal is undeniably the convenience of a constant cellular connection, but if a $500 price tag and monthly data tariff aren't quite your style, perhaps this new $450 model...
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If 'A-ha' Had A Fine Art Phase...

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 14:58
If 'A-ha' Had A Fine ArtThere was something about Sebastien Del Grosso's hybrid sketch-photographs that immediately caught our attention. Maybe it was the playful combination of photography's precision and the...
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Disrupt Video Archives:With the Facebook "Phone" project due to be announced in a few hours, it's worth remembering Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has publicly said building a phone is "so clearly the wrong strategy for us."...
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Italian Square Clone JuspNot to be out-done by Payleven, iZettle and all the other Square clones out there, Italian mobile POS startup Jusp has now secured a $6 million equity round with two Italian VCs, making it one of the...
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What to Expect At Facebook's Android Event?

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 14:49
What to Expect At Facebook'sNEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is unveiling a mystery product on Thursday that has something to do with Google's Android operating system for mobile devices,...
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Google goes on the Blink in WebKit fork FURORE

The Register - 4 Apr 2013 14:49
Diversity be damned: The view from Mountain View Comment When Opera Software killed its web browser's rendering engine Presto, and announced it would be replaced with WebKit, the company did so with...
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Detroit Electric Unveils TheNearly 100 years ago, the Anderson Carriage Company produced and sold one of the most popular electric vehicles of the time: The Detroit Electric. With production peaking at 1,000-2,000 cars in 1910,...
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As we count down the final hours until we find out what Facebook's "new home on Android" is, we thought it would be an interesting exercise to take a look back at the history of "Facebook Phone"...
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Bitcoin exchange Mt. GoxThe largest bitcoin exchange said Thursday it is fighting an intense distributed denial-of-service attack it believes is intended at manipulating the price of virtual currency, which has seen volatile...
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Everyone's breath contains a distinctive set of metabolic compounds, so breath tests could be used to detect and monitor disease
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Vietnam Builds a GiantTo celebrate the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang, the Vietnam government built this awesome dragon-shaped bridge over the Han River. And to ensure that it totally one-upped the light...
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Twitter found my missing mum

BBC - 4 Apr 2013 14:38
Twitter found my missing mumA Belfast woman says the power of social media helped find her mother who had been missing for more than nine hours.
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The "hacktivist" group also took credit for hacking a North Korean news and information Web site, which is currently off line.
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Anonymous Hacks Official NorthAs the world waits in bated breath and watches Pyongyang to make good on its nuclear threats, the hacker collective Anonymous has made its own move in the increasingly cyber conflict between North...
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Action Launcher Pro PutsAndroid (4.0+): We've discussed some great app switchers in the past, but Action Launcher Pro takes the idea of launching apps, checking widgets, and managing folders with gestures to a whole new,...
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Sony Xperia Z Gets Qi WirelessWhile wireless charging on smartphones still isn't as "free" as we'd like it to be, we guess the lack of cables does help a bit in terms of keeping desks clutter-free. In any case if you own the Sony...
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Wifi-only Samsung GalaxySamsung's Wifi-only smart camera is only slightly cheaper than the cellular version Samsung has announced that it'll launch the Wifi-only version of its Android-powered Galaxy Camera in the United...
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Cyberlink's PowerDVD 13It's been well over a year since Cyberlink released a new version of its venerable PowerDVD software, but now version 13 has arrived sporting a shiny new look, 4K support and a fresh media...
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Apple has delayed construction on the project in order to cut $1 billion out of the budget, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
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Attraction of non-gov currency draws punters Virtual currency Bitcoin soared to a record high of nearly $147 yesterday as Euro-spurred interest continued to boost its exchange rate....
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Anonymous Hack North KoreanAnonymous hackers appear to have followed through on a promised hack of North Korean websites by taking control of the central news agency Uriminzokkiri's website,...
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Tornado Predictions HaveFrom AccuWeather's Vickie Frantz: The most violent tornado outbreak in U.S. history based on the number of EF-4 and EF-5 tornadoes occurred on April 3-4,...
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Mapping hardware has a futureDespite the growth in smartphones' ability to become all-you-want devices, dedicated location gadgets have a place with a significant number of users, TomTom has said.
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North Korea's Twitter andUriminzokkiri, the North Korean central news agency's website, has been hacked, along with with its Twitter and Flickr accounts. The hacktivist collective Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the...
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Eyes on Facebook mobile eventFacebook is unveiling a new Android product Thursday, a move that comes as a fast-growing number of its 1.06 billion users access it on smartphones and tablet computers.
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Major League Baseball StrikesMajor League Baseball is the stuff of Americana and nostalgia, but it's also trying hard it keeps up with the 21st century. Today, MLBAM, its interactive/digital media subsidiary, said that it has...
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HUGE 'Arrested Development' News

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 14:13
HUGE 'Arrested Development'The Bluths are officially taking over Netflix when "Arrested Development" premieres new episodes on May 26. Netflix has announced that 15 all-new "Arrested Development" episodes...
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HTC First hands-on (update: video)

Engadget - 4 Apr 2013 14:12
HTC First hands-on (update:After endless months of speculation, the collaboration between HTC and Facebook has finally been revealed to the world. It's not a Facebook Phone per se, it's simply a skinned Android smartphone that...
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Coming today: A Facebook phone?

CNN - 4 Apr 2013 14:10
The long-rumored Facebook phone might finally be ready to make its debut.
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LOOK: New Small Biz Owner Goes For His Dream

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 14:06
LOOK: New Small Biz Owner GoesEver wonder what it's like to give up your current job to pursue the dream of starting your own business? Nick Lawrence Pfeifer doesn't have...
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Once billed as "the world's largest store," Nokia will rely more on it retail and carrier partners to sell its phones.
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Company has closed its largest store and will rely more on it third-party retailers and carrier partners to sell its phones.
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North Korea's Twitter andA team of hackers appears to have broken into North Korea's official, government-run Twitter and Flickr accounts. Evidence left on the sites suggests that the hacks on the social media accounts were...
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Deezer music app launches new beta for Android

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 14:05
Deezer music app launches newNew look, mini-player and predictive search added in new version of app Music subscription service Deezer has announced the launch of a new beta version of its Android app. The new Deezer beta...
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The breathlyser style testCompounds present in exhaled breath are as individual as a 'fingerprint', and represent the waste products of the body's chemistry - a study has found.
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AEC seeks e-voting system

ZDNet - 4 Apr 2013 14:04
The Australian Electoral Commission has gone to tender for an electronic voting system, but one that is specifically not used in parliamentary elections.
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Netflix confirms May 26thLast time we heard, Mr. F and the entirety of the Bluth clan were to return to all our screens sometime in May, but Netflix has finally announced that the global launch will happen on the more...
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Besides posting very good financial results for 2012, Rovio yesterday announced it will be bringing Angry Birds Friends to mobile devices. Angry Birds Friends is the Facebook-integrated version of the...
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Microsoft's Xbox 720 Could BeWe reported earlier that the Sony PS4 could be unveiled in its entirety in a special event held in May, and thanks to a new report, it looks like Microsoft's Xbox 720 announcement could also be taking...
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Wi-Fi version of Samsung'sSamsung US has announced the Wi-Fi version of its Galaxy Camera will be available from the end of this month at a retail price $449.99 - $50 less than the version with both 3G/4G and Wi-Fi. Announced...
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The Best Way to Choose andPicking a tasty, ripe watermelon isn't hard, but it's more than just thwacking melons in the grocery store. Finding the perfect one is as simple as looking for a few simple signs, and carving it so...
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California has proposed a potentially groundbreaking consumer privacy law. The Right To Know Act, if approved, would require companies to divulge what kind of data they have on individual consumers,...
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Zuckerberg: Home is the 'nextLike what you've seen so far of Home, Facebook's newly announced UI for Android devices? Well, get used to it because, according to Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it's the "next version of...
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What it says on the security biz tin Organisations are getting hit with a malicious email attachment or web link designed to evade legacy defences up to once every three minutes, according to a report...
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Apple Campus 2 nearly $2Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that the budget for Apple's new "spaceship" campus has risen from $3 billion to "nearly $5 billion." Citing five anonymous sources, the publication notes that the...
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UK's online music royaltiesThe UK's Performing Right Society has announced that the cash generated from online music licensing has surpassed that of radio for the first time. The society's 2012 report reveals that digital...
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Now that the free preview edition of Microsoft's Windows 8 has expired, it is time to upgrade to the final version or reinstall a previous version of Windows.
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HTC First coming to Orange andThe HTC First might be launching on AT&T, but that doesn't mean this built-for-Facebook device is going to be limited to the US: we just learned it will eventually arrive in Europe too, on Orange and...
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Victoria Police wants to implement a logging and web filtering system that will log its employees web use for a minimum of seven years.
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O2, Three UK to offer Sony Xperia SP

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 13:40
O2, Three UK to offer SonyLatest Sony mid-ranger "coming soon" to Three, O2 launch expected this month Data-friendly mobile operators O2 and Three have announced that they'll range the Sony Xperia SP. Though there's no release...
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The new model features full HD 60p recording, built-in WiFi, and MP4 video modes.
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HTC First announced, comingContinuing its obsession with the number one, HTC has officially announced the First, an Android device with a bit more Facebook influence than most other smartphones we've used in the past --...
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I will put you on The Web and link you ... bitch A website that might just have been created by a 15-year-old Mark Zuckerberg way back in 1999 has been uncovered by Hacker News....
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Facebook Home reaching tabletsFacebook wants to put Facebook Home on as many devices as possible, and that includes tablets -- eventually. It just promised that tablets would get support, but only at some point in the months...
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Anonymous 'hacks' North KoreaWebsites and social networking profiles linked to North Korea have been hacked and vandalised, hacktivist group Anonymous claims.
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Guest author Gary Whitehill is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Startup Weekend. Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. But the most successful pioneers tend to share certain traits. Entrepreneurs...
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'Arrested Development' SeasonAfter months of hype, Netflix has finally announced the release date for the new season of Arrested Development. In a post on Twitter, Netflix says the new season will debut on May 26th with 15 new...
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The coolest science images of 2013

Fox News - 4 Apr 2013 13:30
The coolest science images ofThe Why Files has chosen the ten winners of its Cool Science Image contest. From zebrafish neurons to slime mold, these are the coolest science images of the year.
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Sony PlayStation 4 Could BeDuring Sony's PlayStation announcement back in February, while the console itself was officially announced and had its controller revealed, one of the main things missing was the actual console...
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Singapore telco expands its NFC-based SmartWallet service by collaborating with movie theater operator Shaw Theatres to allow subscribers to browse, book and collect movie tickets on the go.
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Do You Use Your Phone orWhen you sit down on the couch to watch a TV show or movie, does your laptop, phone, or tablet come with you? The web can be a useful source of information about whatever you're watching, or it can...
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Here's One Way To Monetise TheBack in December, the sort-of-Series-A-crunch led VC analysis firm CB Insights to predict that more than 1,000 startups will be orphaned at the seed stage. But it seems there is silver-lining to the...
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Sony NEX-7n Announcement CouldRemember we reported that according to rumors, the Sony NEX-7n, successor the NEX-7, would be delayed. Rumored for an announcement in April, it's hard to be bummed out by news of a delay over a...
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Hack attacks hit Bitcoin value

BBC - 4 Apr 2013 13:28
Hack attacks hit Bitcoin valueOnline services and exchanges dealing in Bitcoins have been hit by hack attacks that led to a drop in the value of the virtual currency.
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The LinkMe Smart Bracelet IsWhile smart watches might be the new tech accessory that society may start sporting on their wrists, but if you're looking for something different, perhaps the LinkMe smart bracelet could be just what...
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How to discover space hogs onIf you have a hard drive that is quickly approaching capacity, sorting through the files and folders for the ones taking up the most space can be a really time-consuming process. There's an easier way...
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Netflix Confirms 15 NewNetflix has finally revealed exactly when we'll be able to get our new Arrested Development fix: May 26, 2013 will see the debut of 15 new episodes of the Mitch Hurwitz-led series, which will go live...
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Watch a Massive Black HoleOver 47 million light years away, in a galaxy called NGC 4845, there's one hungry black hole. In fact, scientists have watched in awe as, soon after it stirred from dormancy, it chomped away at a...
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Those fat pipes and extra Gs don't come cheap Analysis It isn't unicorns that keep the internets running, but eye-watering amounts of capital investment by infrastructure operators. However a...
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Counters, cabinets, and ranges get the attention, but dishwashers can class up a kitchen.
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Facebook Home official,Today Facebook finally took the wraps off Home, a suite of apps and a home screen replacement for Android phones. It's not just a new UI for launching apps however; it replaces the lockscreen with...
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T-Mobile Announces Increase OfWhile T-Mobile is one of the four major carriers in the US, they have not exactly been doing well and have been losing customers over the past few years and even blaming their lack of the iPhone as...
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Nokia Music+ available in SA

News24 - 4 Apr 2013 13:04
Nokia Music+ available in SANokia announced that its free music streaming service, Nokia Music+, is now available in South Africa.
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The Real Reason Windows Phone Is Failing

ReadWrite - 4 Apr 2013 13:04
The Real Reason Windows PhoneIt's no secret: Windows Phone sales stink. Microsoft's bold, attractive platform has an install base of a meager 2% of the global smartphone market and still sits below 5% in the U.S. smartphone...
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There are a couple of bridges in the world that are famous, such as San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Bridge just to name a few, although it looks like for the...
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ASUS Unveils GeForce GTX 670While a good majority of gaming rigs then to be on the big, and borderline monstrous side, there are gamers who prefer a rig with a smaller footprint and choose to go for mini-ITX builds. If a...
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Organizational restructuring, talent shortages, and greater technology risks are highlighted as some of the key transformation-driven risks for global companies this year.
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Ten Ways to Overcome"The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt," wrote Sylvia Plath in her journal. And she couldn't have been more accurate. Self-doubt can persuade us to stop creating or keep us from sending our work...
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Internal document from the Drug Enforcement Administration complains that messages sent with Apple's encrypted chat service are "impossible to intercept," even with a warrant.
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ASUS unveils GeForce GTX 670It's easy to chop and change components in spacious towers, but small PCs need upgrading, too. If your stunted desktop has fallen into the "minimum system requirements" category for the latest games,...
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There's a formula to the typical business book: look at some successful companies, analyze them, make some true generalizations of those companies, and then advise others to do the same. The trouble...
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Facebook Home to hit selectFacebook hasn't made Home official just yet, but we can tell you one thing for certain -- it'll be arriving on April 12th in the US. It won't be available on all Android devices that day, broader...
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Strangely a German firm, not one in Qatar Football governing body FIFA has selected goal-line technology from German firm GoalControl as its preferred option in trials ahead of the 2014 World Cup....
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U.S. tech giant says the launch will meet rising demand for cloud, offering software-as-a-service and serving customers in Asia. The facility is its third in the region, with the first two in...
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Facebook's Android event liveblog

Engadget - 4 Apr 2013 12:47
Facebook's Android eventThe "Facebook Phone" sits up there with Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster in mythology and legend, but in reality it's just a term instead of an actual phone branded by the social media service. We've...
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Visualized: AT&T'sWiFi used to be the only somewhat reliable way for a carrier to plug up holes in its network coverage. It's a tactic AT&T's used to great effect in many metropolitan areas where it offers wireless...
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4G: Pretty fly for a wi-fi

ZDNet - 4 Apr 2013 12:44
If there ever was a case of the proof being in the pudding, it came a few days ago when I sat down at a cafe in Melbourne's Federation Square to do some editing of a magazine proof, then dragged a...
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Possible hot coupling for Vulture 2 Over the past couple of weeks, the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team has been chewing the fat with readers over just how to hook up the Vulture 2...
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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 review:Compared with Intel's diminutive NUC and Sapphire's slim and sexy Edge VS8, you might think of Lenovo's IdeaCentre Q190 as a full-figured micro PC. It's not the smallest such model, but it boasts a...
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MLB stamps partnership withCompanies like Cisco have tried lending Major League Baseball a hand in its quest to serve better internet connectivity to game attendees, but Bud Selig & Co. know that a little more has to be done if...
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6 killer Mac features we'dEven if the grass isn't greener on the other side of the fence, there's nothing wrong with tossing the occasional glance at your neighbor's fetching petunia patch. What, weak metaphorical analogies...
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Live Coverage: FacebookMENLO PARK, Calif. -- After months of rumors that Facebook has been working on a phone of its own, today the company will be setting the record straight. At 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET), Facebook will kick...
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How to Turn Your Shell-PromptShell prompts are, by definition, pretty dull. So, if you spend a lot of time looking at one, why not make it more fun by... replacing it with a hamburger! More
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Pyongyang says it will reopen a facility used to make weapons-grade plutonium and that US aggression will be countered with nuclear weapons
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Eyes on Facebook Mobile Event(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is unveiling a new Android product Thursday, a move that comes as a fast-growing number of its 1.06 billion users access it on smartphones and tablet computers. Advertisers are...
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Incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented jobless Just a few months after snapping up George Lucas' Star Wars empire, Disney is shutting down its game unit LucasArts and laying off around 200...
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Archaeologists have unearthed complex near ancient city or Ur in southern Iraq.
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Samsung China OfficialIt was just yesterday that leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy Win made its way around the internet, but it wasn't too long after that Samsung China came forward and officially announced the device....
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Samsung Galaxy Win hopes forThe Galaxy Win has been bouncing around several online stores over in Asia this week with a vague spec sheet but now Samsung China has gone on the record with all the details. While it might borrow...
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Possible Limited EditionWe've seen the limited edition Blackberry Z10 which comes in a rather striking red, and if black or white isn't your color, there might be a possibility that the Z10 could also come in another limited...
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Low-Budget iPhone ConceptWe're sure many are wondering what Apple's low-cost iPhone could look like. Obviously it will not feature premium materials like aluminum on the iPhone 5, but ceramic was a material rumored to be...
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T-Mobile reports Q1 2013Net customer losses in postpaid; sustained net customer additions in prepaid T-Mobile has just posted a preliminary report of its customer additions and losses for the first quarter of 2013, and while...
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Tiny cells in your Wi-Fi router - checkmate, Huawei Swindon-based Ubiquisys will soon be part of Cisco in a $310m (£205m) buyout. The networking colossus has, in effect, snapped up more than 50...
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Vdio Is Rdio's New Video Streaming Service

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 12:01
Vdio Is Rdio's New VideoThe other day we reported that according to a rumor, Spotify was interested in launching a video streaming service of their own, possibly to help give themselves an edge over the competition, as well...
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Mars mission scaled back

News24 - 4 Apr 2013 12:01
Mars mission scaled backMars rovers Curiosity and Opportunity, along with their spacecraft friends circling overhead, will take it easy this month because of the sun's interference.
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Apple Updates iTunes App StoreFor most of us, we are able to tell which apps are meant for kids, and which are more, well, grown-up friendly. However it seems that there are parents out there who are concerned about the apps in...
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How to build a social mediaPlatforms: Free for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Web Pros: Compatible with most social media networks; manages gobs of accounts in one dashboard Cons: Extras and team access cost money What sets it...
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France Telecom CEO BelievesLet's face it, we're all out there to find a great deal for ourselves, meaning that we try to save every dollar possible. However could it be the frugalness that hurts the sales of high-end devices...
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Lego: 'Star Wars' Set NOTLego has denied that it is withdrawing a Lego set after criticism from a Turkish community in Austria who claimed it resembled a famous mosque....
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Big BLU claims from Big Blue IBM Research has come up with a new package it calls BLU Acceleration, intended to speed up (big) data analysis and reporting of data held in DB2 and Informix databases,...
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The 'Toasterization' of personal computers

USA Today - 4 Apr 2013 11:53
Value has shifted from PC itself to what the PC can access.
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T-Mobile Gets Its 'Un-carrier'T-Mobile USA is embarking on a new strategy to claw back market share from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, and today the carrier released some numbers that should help it set off on the right foot: 579,000...
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Phil Simon's made a digestible book on the big data technology space. Yes, you could even give this book to your CEO and he/she will get it. It's a well-written piece that does what it advertises: it...
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World's fastest electric carThe Detroit Electric SP:01 is the world's fastest electric car, and is set to take on Paypal billionaire Elon Musk's Telsa Roadster is the lucrative electric sports car market.
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DA lauds Icasa clampdown

Tech Central - 4 Apr 2013 11:45
The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the action taken on Wednesday by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) against Wireless Business Solutions (WBS) Holdings. WBS, which...
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SA road congestion revealed

News24 - 4 Apr 2013 11:39
SA road congestion revealedA mapping company has conducted a survey into congestion on South Africa's roads and revealed the most congested city.
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Delta Offering Free WiFi ToGood news Delta flyers, if you are planning to take a trip soon and will be flying on Delta's planes, you might be interested to learn that the airline company is offering free WiFi to its users!...
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 CouldCome 9th of April, word has it that Panasonic could be taking the wraps off two new cameras - the GF6 and the G6. Both cameras are expected to take advantage of the 16MP sensor found on the GX1 and...
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The cameras on smartphones these days are definitely getting better with every version, to the point where video and photos can be captured without the need for a dedicated camera or camcorder....
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Facebook To Reveal 'New HomeIndustry analysts believe Facebook wants to evolve from its web-based roots as more and more users access it from mobile devices.
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Something to treasure while in military confinement Nearly 40,000 people have signed a petition calling for Wikileaker Bradley Manning to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize....
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Ailing Japanese manufacturer has gotten its creditors' approval to offer stocks to generate 100 billion yen, after initial concerns such a move would dilute the value of existing shares.
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Black hole firewall: Trouble on the edge

New Scientist - 4 Apr 2013 11:26
The problem that Stephen Hawking spotted around black holes has made a fiery return. Anil Ananthaswamy reports on how it threatens quantum theory and gravity (full text available to subscribers)
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Bill Gates and Paul AllenBack in 1981, Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pulled of an audacious feat: they licensed MS-DOS to IBM, but in a deal that saw them retain entire control of the software. To mark the...
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Show us the money, says Baker Street Activist investors have forced out Xyratex CEO Steve Barber in their hunt for a bigger and faster return on their investment....
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Hackers have apparently disrupted North Korea's government-run Twitter account. The disruption comes at a time of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
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Google's BufferBox deliverySan Francisco is getting all sorts of delivery options courtesy of its friends in Mountain View. Not only has The City by the Bay been graced by Google's same-day delivery Shopping Express pilot, but...
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Powder women's eggs for home storage

New Scientist - 4 Apr 2013 11:14
If a freeze-drying method showing promise with cow eggs works for human ones, women need only add water and sperm to produce an implantable embryo
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Japanese IT vendor will be in charge of the apps deployed on the Interior Ministry's data centers, and will help integrate the different disaster information systems into a centralized one.
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Is Chipzilla's nano machine too polished to rival the rough'n'ready Raspberry Pi? Intel must really like the sound of its own 'voice'. How else can you explain the fact that sliding open the box...
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Technology site TechCrunch predicted the announcement would be a modified version of Android with "deep native Facebook functionality".
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Worries are growing about the possible privacy implications of another Google product, one that hasn't even been released yet.
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Google, Microsoft turn up office heat

USA Today - 4 Apr 2013 11:00
Google and Microsoft have been staging a new war of words over office business.
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Experts believe tens of millions of Chinese people are addicted to the internet, many of them teenagers.
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US regulators say companies can use social media to make key announcements as long as they tell investors which sites they will use.
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Baidu's digital eyewear

IOL - 4 Apr 2013 10:59
Known as project "Baidu Eye", the glasses are being tested internally.
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Tech stocks: A Facebook phone on the way?

USA Today - 4 Apr 2013 10:55
Facebook is hosting an Android-themed event at its headquarters Thursday.
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Fire-breathing dragon bridgeTo celebrate the 38th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, authorities in the port city of Da Nang have opened the world's largest dragon bridge. Featuring more than 2,500 energy-efficient...
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Hands on with the Kobo Arc Jelly Bean update

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 10:47
Hands on with the Kobo ArcThe Kobo Arc has been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but has it made a difference? Flash back to our review of the Kobo Arc a moment. On the whole, the 7-inch tablet from Canada impressed, but was...
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The Open Group's first conference in Australia will focus on enterprise transformation. Speakers and a variety of sessions will place the transformation in the context of such vertical industries as...
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Frommer's guidebooks to liveGoogle has sold the rights to the Frommer's travel guidebook series to Arthur Frommer, the man that created the brand. The announcement means that the popular line of guides is safe for the...
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Legitimate Use Case For AWe're at Imaging Week in Seoul, Korea and I found a good use case for those camera remote control apps on Android or iOS (here, this guy runs it on the Samsung Galaxy S3). I've been in many camera...
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Mars rover missions to go onSuch communication blackouts occur every two years when the red planet disappears behind the sun.
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Samsung Is Building 1,400In a bid to compete more directly with Apple, Samsung has announced that in the coming months it will open 1,400 Samsung Experience shops within Best Buy stores around the US. More
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The ethical quagmire of geoengineering

The Verge - 4 Apr 2013 10:31
The ethical quagmire ofThe question of how to tackle climate change is as complex as its potential answers are numerous. Which causes of climate change should we be concerned with, what are the potential side effects of our...
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LG Optimus G Pro Now Available in Japan

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 10:30
A smaller, 5-inch version of LG's Optimus G Pro is now available in Japan, LG has announced Japan's Optimus G Pro is obviously not the same device as the 5.5-inch G Pro we've seen in Barcelona, which...
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A load of balls from Mountain View's maths wizards Google's Adwords platform has always been something of a mystery, to put it mildly - the only certainty about it is that it makes a lot of money for...
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'Anonymous' Hackers Declare Cyber War On North Korea

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 10:24
'Anonymous' Hackers DeclareHackers claiming to represent the Anonymous collective have threatened cyber war on North Korea. Kim Jong-Un's despotic government in the north has made increasingly hysterical...
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NBN Co significantly increased the revenue it picked up in the second half of 2012, but the Australian government-owned company still reported a loss of over AU$400 million.
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Dicapac Waterproof Camera CaseWhen it comes to taking digital cameras into the water, there's the hard way and the easy way of doing things. You can get a custom-built plastic case that has complex sealed buttons that let you use...
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April 4, 2013 /Photography News/ Life Framer is a monthly photography competition for the present day. It's a platform designed to source creative work and showcase outstanding photography. Every...
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Angry Birds Friends coming toYou may not have realized it if you were heads-down with your smartphone, but one of the most popular Angry Birds games is on Facebook: its social network adaptation, Angry Birds Friends, has racked...
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Facebook Readies Launch Of 'New Home On Mobile'

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 10:06
Facebook Readies Launch OfFacebook will reveal its "new home on Android" today at an event where the American company is widely expected to unveil a homescreen for smartphones....
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Nokia Music+ lands in SA at R25/month

Tech Central - 4 Apr 2013 10:05
Nokia is making a big play for the streaming music market in South Africa, undercutting rivals by introducing its new Nokia Music+ service at just R25/month. TechCentral revealed in January that Nokia...
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It's time we sorted out climate 'blips'

New Scientist - 4 Apr 2013 10:00
The promise to fill the gap between short-term weather forecasts and long-term climate predictions is still unfulfilled. Let's change that
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Internet hitman flogs account-snaffling malware to forgers Audacious crooks have infected hundreds of shopping tills and cash machines with malware to swipe sensitive debit and credit card data, we're...
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PICS: Mark Zuckerberg'sHe's the billionaire founder of the world's biggest social network. But if an internet rumour turns out to be true, he once had a somewhat...
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After seeing its value increase exponentially during the first quarter of 2013, Bitcoin's growth spurt appears to be stumbling amid news of denial-of-service attacks and a breach at Instawallet.
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Overly Attached Boyfriend, Is That You?

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 09:50
Overly Attached Girlfriend, meet your match A new YouTube video called "ONE NIGHT misunderSTANDing" (get it?) shows an overeager suitor creeping out his just-met lady-friend following a casual...
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Google Is Forking WebKit toGoogle announced last night that it's going to stop using WebKit--the rendering engine currently used by the likes of Safari and Chrome to display web pages--in favor of its own solution which will be...
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A pandemic in Asia, war in the Koreas, or a combination of these would create absolute chaos in the technology industry.
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Parliament snores slightly in sleep, rolls over The number of benefit cheats in the UK could rise thanks to yet more IT problems with the government's new Universal Credit system, MPs warn....
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Bill Gates, 18-year-oldThe event that saw Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen pose for a classic photo reenactment has turned up another gem from the pair's early history. Seattle's Living Computer Museum held a...
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Gartner: Tablet Shipments ToGartner has published its latest report with smart devices projections for smartphones, tablets, ultramobiles and PCs from 2012 to 2017. The numbers make unhappy reading for Microsoft -- the company...
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T-Mobile reports 'firstRight on the heels of its announcement of becoming the "UnCarrier", T-Mobile has dropped an early update on customer count for Q1. While its full earnings won't be announced until May 8th, it noted a...
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Telstra has this week made some predictions for what the world will be like in 2020, but it's not the first time the company has made grand predictions.
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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has asked NBN Co to make additional changes to the document that outlines how the company will operate for the next 30 years.
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Offering ad guys that crucial Bieber-Beeber demographic Google is fattening up its single sign-in feature that was opened up to mobile and web apps in February. This is the feature that allows...
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Obama's financial backing for nuclear power must be reinforced by tougher economic incentives and better technology
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What do "The Avengers," "Tranformers," and "Terminator Salvation" have in common? They all filmed at the abandoned steam locomotive repair shops in Albuquerque, N.M.
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Researchers, businesses offer apps, other services for concerned parents of teen drivers
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Play ball: old school, new school ways to retrieve memories
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Google has updated its Chrome web browser for Android, adding several interesting upgrades. The new Google Chrome for Android enables users to access their saved passwords and have forms autofilled...
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T-Mobile stops hemorrhagingNot yet ready to make its full financial disclosure for the first quarter of 2013, T-Mobile has nonetheless decided to release some preliminary customer churn numbers to show its improving...
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Governments, ITU, want to transform waste electrical and electronic equipment The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and several Central American Governments have decided waste electrical...
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US embassy tweets spark row

News24 - 4 Apr 2013 08:42
US embassy tweets spark rowThe US embassy in Cairo has briefly frozen its Twitter account after coming under fire from Egyptian leaders for tweeting a link to a US comedy show.
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ZATS: Ep 252 - 'Fool you once'

Tech Central - 4 Apr 2013 08:32
ZATS: Ep 252 - 'Fool you once'Brett Haggard, Adam Oxford and Benedict Kelly get together this week for an episode that discusses everything from the Internet's favourite April Fool's Day pranks to new leadership at Telkom and the...
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Taste the happy, Michael! Details for the global launch of the fourth season of Arrested Development are coming soon. The much-loved cult sitcom is making its small-screen return, thanks to Netflix....
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Detroit Electric's SP:01 is a pure electric car that boasts a 180-mile range and a high price.
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Detroit Electric's SP:01 is a pure electric car that boasts a 180-mile range and a high price.
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Adobe Lightroom 4.4 And CameraAdobe has just introduced the final releases of Lightroom 4.4 as well as Camera Raw 7.4, where they are now readily available over as downloads over on Adobe.com. Of course, if for some strange reason...
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BlackBerry pulls the plug onIt seems like just the other day, BlackBerry (then RIM) was taking the wraps off its BBM Music streaming service, but 20 months later it's already a wrap. In an email to subscribers, the company...
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Daily news roundup: March 3, 2013

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 08:12
Daily news roundup: March 3,All the news that's fit to blog Today was quite a day in the world of Android: Google, Mozilla, and Samsung were busy shaping the browsers of tomorrow, we got a firsthand account of HTC's camera...
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Wireless carrier reports some customer gains and smaller losses in other segments in preliminary quarterly results.
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Wake up and sniff those clouds for pity's sake Equity analyst firm William Blair thinks NetApp is failing to face up to the realities of being an incumbent storage supplier, and could even exit the...
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Blackberry shutting down BBMBBM Music may only be roughly a year and a half old, but Blackberry announced in an email to subscribers that it'll be put out to pasture on June 2nd, and April is the last month they'll be charged...
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BBM Music Calls It A Day

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 07:58
BBM Music Calls It A DayI guess you can say that the world of consumer electronics, for all its glittery lights and fanfare, is a brutal one, where the law of the jungle certainly applies here with survival of the fittest...
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Just a week after launching comment replies on Facebook, the social network updated its API Wednesday to help brands better monitor and respond to them In a post on its developer blog, Facebook...
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Bill Gates and MicrosoftMany were surprised in 2011 when Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen slammed Bill Gates in the pages of his autobiography, Idea Man; the book claimed that Gates colluded with current CEO Steve Ballmer to...
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New Nexus 7 To Be Priced At $149?

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 07:51
New Nexus 7 To Be Priced AtEarlier this morning, we brought you word that there will be a spanking new Nexus 7 tablet in the works, thanks to the folks over at Google. Just to refresh one's memory, it seems that Reuters have...
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Nearly 50% Of Instagram UsersJust a year after introducing the Android version of Instagram, it is interesting to take note that nearly 50% of the entire user base of Instagram happen to use Google's Android operating system,...
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Samsung Robot Comes WithCome on now, I am quite sure that when one talks about robots, Samsung would not be the first name that pops into the mind. After all, the only thing about robots that I can remember from the South...
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Boffins shine new light on dark matter

The Register - 4 Apr 2013 07:22
Giant magnet in space shows 'existence of new physical phenomena' The LHC may have found the Higgs Boson, but overarching theories of everything have another hole: the observable universe weighs...
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Samsung To Open RetailSamsung has thrown down another gauntlet in its battle with Apple. This time, the Korean electronics giant is going head-to-head with Apple stores by opening retail boutiques, called 'Samsung...
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Facebook 'home' on Android

News24 - 4 Apr 2013 07:20
Facebook 'home' on AndroidFacebook unveils its "home" on the Android smartphone, a move expected to tie the leading social network's services tightly into mobile software.
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Best Buy and Samsung have teamed up to bring special Samsung-branded sections to Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile. Dubbed the Samsung Experience Shop, the store-within-a-store offers customers a chance to...
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Per ardua ad ... terra The Royal Air Force is chuffed this week to announce the graduation of its first class of "remotely piloted air system pilots", who have the job of piloting aircraft they are...
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Arthur Frommer takes brandThe tale of Google and Frommer's famed travel guides has taken another twist this evening. Associated Press writer Beth Harpaz reports Arthur Frommer confirmed over the phone that he has retaken...
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Samsung partners with Best BuyNot content with a gazillion Galaxy phone sales, Samsung is hoping to continue winning the smartphone war in one of the biggest battlegrounds any manufacturer can face: retail. The Korean OEM has...
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This Fantastic Website ShowsThis ingenious website made by David Paliwoda shows how far Mars is from Earth in a metric all us Internet lovers understand: pixels. If Earth was a 100 pixels wide, how far would Mars be? To start...
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Samsung and Best Buy bringingSamsung hopes to capture all the hearts and minds with a new retail presence at Best Buy stores across the US Samsung and Best Buy are getting together and setting up Samsung Experience Shops in 1,400...
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Sony Xperia ZL Holds Guinness World Record

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 06:43
Sony Xperia ZL Holds GuinnessThere can only be one, according to the law of the immortals in The Highlander, and I suppose the same holds true when it comes to world record holders. Very rarely do you see two or more persons or...
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Flipboard For Android Updated

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 06:42
Flipboard For Android UpdatedWe read about how Flipboard for iOS received a major update sometime last week, where the version number of Flipboard there was increased to version 2.0. Of course, with each app revision, it goes...
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Wind Turbine Works Sans Blades

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 06:40
Wind Turbine Works Sans BladesWhat you see above might be just a concept at this point in time, an idea that has yet to be tested and proven successful, but assuming it actually takes off in due time, it could very well prove to...
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Japan Gets LG Optimus G Pro

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 06:39
Japan Gets LG Optimus G ProIf you so happen to live in the Land of the Rising Sun, then you will be pleased to hear that folks over there have already gotten hold of the LG Optimus G Pro, which is to follow in the footsteps of...
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LG's 5-inch Optimus G ProSouth Korea gave the Optimus G Pro a reasonably warm reception after debuting, and now LG's hoping to pull off a similar victory in Japan. Those in the Land of the Rising Sun can now pick up the...
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Detroit Electric SP:01 Is OneThe Tesla Roadster can be said to be a dream car for many a Greenpeace activist, although for all intents and purposes, a hybrid like the Toyota Prius would be a far better bet. Well, perhaps it is...
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Click Frenzy returns after 'harsh lessons' learned

Sydney Morning Herald - 4 Apr 2013 06:35
Click Frenzy returns afterClick Frenzy - the much-hyped internet sale that crashed before it even began late last year - is back.
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Sales people who do customer support? Hmm What the Zeus is going on? STEC has changed to sTec and it's bragging about its new direct and channel sales program....
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"This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and even it can inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it's nothing but wires...
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Travel expert plans to resume publishing of the travel books, which the Web giant acquired but killed last month.
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Zuckerberg channels some Jobs in HTC phone launch.
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The company is closing in on its typical (and some promised) launch deadlines but remains quiet on announcing anything, giving developers and enterprises little time to prepare.
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Star Wars Through The Ages

Forbes - 4 Apr 2013 06:18
Star Wars Through The AgesA look at the history (and products) of the massive Star Wars franchise, which J.J. Abrams will lead next for Disney
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AT&T LG Optimus G ReceivesSprint introduced the Android Jelly Bean for a variant of the LG Optimus G in March this year, and it seems that rival mobile carrier AT&T is going to follow in their footsteps as well, serving up a...
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Nokia Music For Windows PhoneIf there is one app or software that does not need an "incognito mode" at all, it would be MP3 players. After all, you would be proud to wear the name of your favorite band in the form of a tattoo on...
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LG Optimus G on AT&T startsLast month, Sprint served up a dose of Jelly Bean for its variant of LG's Optimus G, and today it appears that AT&T is following suit. We've received a flurry of tips and screenshots like the one...
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Apple's iPad was released three years ago today. Needless to say, there have been plenty of detractors over the last three years.
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HTC One Australian availability announced

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 06:03
HTC One AustralianHTC and carriers announce on-contract availability on Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile The HTC One is headed down under, and pre-orders start as early as April 5, and general availability is...
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Within a year after launching its Android app, nearly half of all Instagram's user base comes from the Google-powered operating system. Instagram revealed this statistic in a blog post celebrating its...
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1,400 'Samsung Experience'In suburban Dallas, a Best Buy towers over an expanse of concrete, cars, fast food joints, and other retailers jockeying for shoppers' attention spans, its trademark angular blue pillar jutting above...
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The Korean electronics giant will open minishops within all U.S. Best Buy stores in the coming months, showcasing how its products interact and potentially making it tougher for rival devices to get...
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Samsung plans to put mini stores within all of Best Buy's stores in the next three months. Can it succeed where others have failed?
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Former Google AdSenseWe're hearing from those familiar with the situation that Kim Malone Scott, an ex Apple and Google employee, has left Dropbox after around four months on the job. Upon her hiring, she was described as...
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Facebook Privacy Settings Guide

Time - 4 Apr 2013 06:00
Facebook Privacy SettingsThe first thing you have to realize about Facebook: nothing you put on there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don't see your profile. But every time you 'Like' a product or even...
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Fancy Some Three-DimensionalArguably, eating healthily takes both motivation and time. And in what's being billed as "a world first, three-dimensional wellness experience" (presumably with a straight face), the recipe kit...
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The Weirdest Thing on theSee, the thing is, your cat doesn't actually hate you, per se. It simply prefers the more refined tastes of its imaginary lounging companion. Spread Motion Design filmed and animated this amusing...
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Nearly two years after its launch, the mobile music service that lets subscribers share songs with each other is being terminated.
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Huawei Says Security ConcernsHuawei, the world's second largest telecom gear marker after Ericsson, said that its U.S. growth will be hindered this year by U.S. security concerns. But Bob Cai, the Chinese company's vice president...
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Digital communications group VivaKi declares it has narrowed down successful marketing on tablets to a trio of models proven to outperform standard ads.
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Detroit Electric reveals theAnyone who wanted a Tesla Roadster but showed up too late to the party (or too early) is about to get a second chance as soon as this year, if not quite in the way they expected. The Detroit Electric...
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The Science of Why Cats Do theHere's everything you need to know about the Internet's favorite animal: cats. All the things you ever wondered about your furry friend? Right here. ASAP Science explains why they like catnip, how...
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Chrome 26 for Android getsPerpetually forgetful Android users no longer have to adopt a Chrome beta to coordinate their lives. Just a month after the test version of Chrome 26 arrived with autofill and password syncing, its...
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Detroit Electric says itsWith Tesla's Roadster production drawing to a close at the end of 2011, another electric vehicle startup is picking up where it left off, announcing a different Lotus-based sports car that can do...
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Judge explains leaker's bonking behaviour, likely legal escapes A senior judge from Sweden's supreme court, Justice Stefan Lindskog, has told an Australian audience that Julian Assange's argument he...
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In business, technology is one of the best ways to boast. And few chest thumps are as loud as a single digital display that spans more than 100 feet.
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The biggest names in online productivity suites are Google Apps and Office 365. Determine the costs of each using a cost comparison toolkit.
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SpaceShipTwo glides past the moon

NBC News - 4 Apr 2013 05:03
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane glided its way through another test flight on Wednesday, in preparation for its first powered launch later this year.The plane was carried up from...
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Parachute flaps in the Martian breeze

NBC News - 4 Apr 2013 05:03
NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity rovers aren't the only human-made objects that have been on the move on Mars: The Red Planet's winds have set Curiosity's discarded parachute rolling around on the...
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The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: Kareer.me...
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On the heels of fixing comment threads, the social network announces another new API to assist brands in setting up different "views" for unruly comments.
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TPG fine for ad breach slashed

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 04:58
TPG fine for ad breach slashedTHE Federal Court today reduced a $2 million fine against internet service provider TPG to just $50,000.
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A HUNDRED beeellion! We'll see your lousy 17 billion Earth-like planets, Smithsonian, and raise you 83 billion: that's the message coming out of a New Zealand group that's proposing a new detection...
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Visualized: Seattle MarinersThis week, the Seattle Mariners showed off a new 3,840 x 1,080, surface-mount LED display at Safeco Field -- one the team's PR department touts as the "largest in Major League Baseball and among the...
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Zeel Relaunches As The UberZeel launched in early 2012 to bring the Zocdoc model to alternative healthcare providers. In other words, just as Zocdoc makes it easy to search for doctors based on specialty, proximity and...
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LG Optimus G Pro now available in Japan

Android Central - 4 Apr 2013 04:39
LG Optimus G Pro now availableLG packs a 5-inch screen and powerful Snapdragon 600 into a smaller frame for the Japanese market LG and NTT DOCOMO have announced that the Optimus G Pro is now available in Japan. It's a beast of a...
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Purple Samsung Galaxy S IIILast month, a purple Galaxy S III first reared its regal-hued exterior accompanied by claims that it would launch on Sprint sometime in April. Tonight, a tipster sent a screenshot our way that's...
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Update to predictive search feature allows users to monitor the progress of packages slated to be delivered once a tracking number arrives in their inbox.
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Watch a Package's EntireFew things are more fun in life than tracking shipments and then seeing how it'll eventually reach your front door. But what happens in the in between process? This video shows you what happens when...
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Solar chargers are getting even more convenient, and here's the latest example: This folding USB solar array from Brown Dog Gadgets captures power from the sun, delivered to you in a portable fold-up...
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The new Facebook Home looks sweet, seamless. But how many will want it?
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Two-factor authentication requirements will be accepted by web sites and end users at least to aid sensitive transactions, analyst predicts.
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Just posted: Nikon Coolpix AWe've just posted a selection of real-world samples shot with the Nikon Coolpix A. The Coolpix A offers a 16MP APS-C sensor in a genuinely compact body, mated to a 28mm equivalent F2.8 retractable...
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Well the picture perfect docking of the SpaceX Dragon capsule to the ISS on March 3 and the triumphant ocean splashdown last week on March 26 nearly weren't to be - and it all goes back to a...
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LinkMe Is An LED SmartLinkMe is an LED smart bracelet that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and displays SMS and social media updates in text that scrolls across your wrist.
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Facebook launches HTC First Android phone

USA Today - 4 Apr 2013 04:16
Facebook today unveiled its long-rumored mobile phone foray, with HTC.
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In an appearance at the Wells Fargo Tech Transformation Summit, Oracle's Safra Catz gave an upfront lecture to address the company's issues. Wells Fargo analyst Jason Maynard got a few questions in,...
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General Motors bakes Siri into Oz hatchback

The Register - 4 Apr 2013 04:11
'Siri, this doesn't look like Mildura' General Motors' antipodean outpost, Holden, is trying to put a bit of cool into its four-cylinder shopping trolley, the Barina, by integrating Siri into its...
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Dream 'reading' reveals sleep images

USA Today - 4 Apr 2013 04:00
Brain researchers report similarities in how the brain perceives images awake or asleep.
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Club W Is Your Wine Matchmaker

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 03:58
Finding a bottle of wine that suits your tastes -- and doesn't turn out to be a disappointment once uncorked -- isn't easy for the non-sommelierClub W, an online wine club, wants to change that by...
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The game maker known for Medal of Honor and Mass Effects launches a social networking app that has nothing to do with games -- instead it lets users share photos paired with music.
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Spotify updated with improvedThe latest version fixes getting stuck in offline mode and adds an option to clear local data Now pushing to devices through the Play Store, the newest update to Spotify should fix problems users have...
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Facebook jumps into crowded smartphone market to up the ante in fight for mobile ads.
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Amazon extends AutoRip perk toAmazon.com's AutoRip, which gives customers free digital copies of CDs they purchase, is now available for vinyl records -- including those purchased in the past.
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Nokia Music for WP8 now keepsHuman beings living their mobile life under Microsoft's OS have been enjoying the Nokia Music service for awhile now, but for the Windows Phone 8 folk in particular, the groovy app just got a little...
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Apple iTV To Launch This Year: Report

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 03:32
Apple iTV To Launch This Year:NEW YORK -- It's no secret that Apple wants to get into the living room by making its own TV set, and there have been...
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The NFL will require its teams to install locker-room cams to broadcast video on stadium scoreboards during games next season. The move is apparently designed to further entice fans to come out to...
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What The Facebook Phone Actually Means

TechCrunch - 4 Apr 2013 03:27
What The Facebook PhoneAmbient intimacy, accelerated social life, thawed relations between Google and Facebook, and an iPhone that looks impersonal by comparison. These are just a few of the short-term ripple effects of the...
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Clever Ad Tells the Love StoryCreativity and humor score big points with consumers. That's why photographers, camera companies and camera stores alike often employ one or both to get their customers' attention. Some of what we've...
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Wrike Adds Real-Time UpdateWrike has enhanced its task-management offering with new features that offer online and offline, real-time updates. The additions allow customers to track changes of online documents in tasks and...
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Forrester's Stephen Mann shares that while SAM has been on the corporate agenda for well over 10 years, it has been difficult for organizations to both justify and then execute SAM initiatives. But...
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An update to Chrome for Android delivers some features it's been lacking, including password and autofill sync.
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Deezer for Android getsWith services like its own App Studio, Deezer's already presented how it feels about mobile as the way forward. And, in order to keep the trend going, the music streaming service is now releasing a...
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The Sad Truth About Your Drawing Skills

Mashable - 4 Apr 2013 02:59
When it comes to doodling, there's no stick figure beyond your capabilities. Sun rays are a piece of cake, clouds are no big deal (if you concentrate really hard) and trees eventually came with years...
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With little more than one year of working on mobile advertising, the social network will grab nearly 30 percent of the mobile display market this year, eMarketer predicts.
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CloudSigma spins-up all-SSD storage cloud

The Register - 4 Apr 2013 02:56
Flash, a-ah, saviour of the Euro-cloud Zurich-based infrastructure-as-a-service slinger CloudSigma has moved to all flash storage for the data center infrastructure running its cloud....
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Says 'large-scale architectural changes' coming Google has announced that its Chrome browser is dropping the popular WebKit browser engine in favor of Blink, a new fork of the code that the Chocolate...
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Today's Browser News: A SecondI usually don't spend much time fixated on the technologies that power web browsers. But today brought two pieces of news which could -- just maybe -- add up to the beginnings of a sea change for the...
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Facebook readies for phone launch

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 02:48
Facebook readies for phoneA RESEARCH firm says it expects Facebook's mobile ad revenue to soar. Facebook tomorrow is due to unveil a new Android product.
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Introducing the Travelwide: AnMany photographers want to give large format a shot, but carrying a massive 4--5 camera around with you isn't always practical or realistic. Fortunately for those people, the folks of Wanderlust...
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Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse ShowsThe Birth of a Pond video above was shot by photographer James Breen over a three week period as he watched a construction crew create a pond from scratch in the Fall of 2009. To be fair, he didn't...
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A new version of Microsoft's tool for creating, publishing and maintaining Web sites and Web apps adds tighter Windows Azure integration and more.
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Perusing cat pics is the Internet's favorite pastime, but what do we really know about our four-legged feline friends (other than their uncanny ability to make anything viral/adorable)? ASAP Science...
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Google Now update addsHave an Android smartphone running Jelly Bean? You might have come across Google Now, the search giant's information hub that aggregates personalized content from your inbox, calendar and GPS. Now, an...
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I Want to Stand in Front ofLike those pin art toys where you can create images by pushing out certain pins, this mirror recreates your image by using hundreds of spokes and motors to re-align and replicate itself to look like...
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Watchdog acts on NBN prices

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 02:29
Watchdog acts on NBN pricesTHE competition watchdog is "not satisfied" with the National Broadband Network builder's plan governing wholesale pricing and access to its infrastructure.
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Videre: A Medium-FormatLondon-based photographer Kelly Angood has had quite a tumultuous year so far in 2013. Last month she announced that she would be turning her popular cardboard medium format camera design into a...
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KFC launches Fast Track mobileWho needs a mobile wallet solution when you can just build your own app? That philosophy seems to be picking up steam among fast food chains. Domino's, Pizza Hut, Chipotle, and other restaurants have...
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The Idiocy Of The Social Animal

TechCrunch - 4 Apr 2013 02:23
The Idiocy Of The SocialAs we move closer to the launch of the (probably awful) Facebook phone, let's examine just what the social network and its ilk have created. Millions of us use these new tools to joke, flirt and share...
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Yellowpages domain ours: Telstra

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 02:22
Yellowpages domain ours:TELSTRA says it won't back down from the fight for the right to establish the .yellowpages generic top-level-domain name.
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Google announced today that the company is forking the WebKit rendering engine to create its own web rendering engine called 'Blink'. Google had been the using Apple-initiated WebKit project to power...
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Skype And Dropbox Fix RedirectNir Goldschlager just saved your identity. One of the world's top white hat security researchers, Goldschlager this week helped Skype and Dropbox fix a critical security flaw that could have let...
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Highly touted football prospect Brian Banks raped a young woman in a high school stairwell back in 2002 -- or so the story went. He took a plea deal on charges of rape and kidnapping, went to prison...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this week wrote a note to customers in China, apologizing after the company received complaints on its customer service and warranty policies. Apple declined to make an...
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As California considers going above and beyond what the EU gives its citizens in data access request rights, technology and Web firms in Silicon Valley will likely fight any hopes of such rights...
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London commuters can already use their contactless bank cards on buses, and Transport for London (TfL) is extending the system to tubes and perhaps trains. It's also considering payments using NFC on...
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It is alleged that the Facebook CEO's first Web site still exists out there. Yes, on the Web. What might it tell us about the man himself? Or the boy? Or his AOL address?
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Cisco's Lew Tucker On TheCisco's Lew Tucker stood onstage today at Cloud Connect and pitched the networking giant's "Internet of Everything," an app-centric world that will be worth $14.5 trillion over the next couple of...
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Google forks WebKit withYou could call WebKit the glue that binds the modern web: the rendering engine powers Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and many mobile browsers past and present. Things are about to unstick a little....
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Coupon apps save time, money

CNET - 4 Apr 2013 02:03
Savvy shoppers are putting their smartphones to good use and downloading apps that can save them money. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the new popularity of coupon apps.
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The days of snail mail invitations are far behind us, with every backyard barbecue, birthday celebration and concert broadcasted through Facebook event pages or text message Though you can let...
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EA's Vue is the company'sDevelopers are constantly churning out new social sharing apps that try to put a creative spin on posting music and photos to Facebook and Twitter, but Vue is different -- because it was made by video...
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A NYT software architect gets creative and crafts an algorithm that turns select articles into short poems. For news junkies, this could be a real time-saver.
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Water Glasses, EvernoteReaders offer their best tips for dishwasher overload, hidden Evernote shortcuts, and searching for messages in Gmail. More
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Fab Four Gadgets

The Australian - 4 Apr 2013 01:59
Fab Four GadgetsWASHABLE PC keyboards are in and are among gadgets and devices showcased in Personal Oz this week.
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Microsoft, which developed the Domain Awareness System with the New York Police Department, says it is actively negotiating with a number of prospective buyers.
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Historical prices for HFC access suggest NSW Government overcharging massively According to the NSW State Government, NBN Co is being completely unreasonable in declining to fork over in the order of...
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By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScienceA collection of vicious weapons made of shark teeth reveals that two species of sharks vanished from the reefs of Kiribati before scientists even noticed the species...
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Bolts Big SQL query onto its BigInsights Hadoop distro IBM wants to make it easier for companies to consume and use Hadoop, just like everyone else who is chasing that yellow elephant that likes to...
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360 Cloud Solutions envisions tighter integration between its NetSuite deployments and the Box cloud content sharing and collaboration platform.
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Google changes the way it collects version information about Android, give Jelly Bean a significant usage share boost. However the aging Gingerbread continues to be the most popular version of...
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Microsoft's SkyDrive online file storage service is a core piece of its transition to a "devices and services" company, Today's update to its iOS app addresses some nagging criticisms. Will it set the...
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FTC Contest Winners Hang Up Robocallers

ABC News - 4 Apr 2013 01:43
FTC Contest Winners Hang UpYou've probably been robocalled. You answer the phone and some prerecorded message is already in full stride trying to sell you something. Last August, the Federal Trade Commission launched the...
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Sonnet has announced a new Thunderbolt dock that combines USB 3.0, SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, audio input and output, and Gigabit Ethernet ports, a DVD or Blu-ray reader/burner, as well as a 2.5"...
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A survey of online shoppers finds a staggeringly low level of interest in a phone powered by the social network.
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Twitter launched an updated version of its apps for Android and iPhone Wednesday, adding, amongst other features, support for the new Twitter Cards it announced at a developer event Tuesday evening....
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Auto-correct and "Angry Birds." GPS, and those awkward texts from last night.
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Meet Pars, The Aerial Rescue Robot

Ubergizmo - 4 Apr 2013 01:33
Meet Pars, The Aerial RescueRTS Lab, based in Iran, has developed Pars, which is an aerial rescue robot designed and made for "saving human lives". The purpose behind building Pars is to rescue people who are drowning near...
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The Breakfast Club is a harrowing tale of five strangers breaking stereotypes and forming the bond of a lifetime. But at its core, it's just about detention and the lengths kids will go to to keep...
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The Daily Roundup for 04.03.2013

Engadget - 4 Apr 2013 01:30
The Daily Roundup forYou might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
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If Game of Thrones CharactersBy now, it's pretty much a fact that everyone uses Facebook (pipe down if you don't). It's also pretty much a fact that everyone watches Game of Thrones too (shut up if you don't). But what if the...
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Google Search update adds newReal time package tracking from select carriers and subtle UI tweaks make it into this update The Google Search app, better known for its transition into the Google Now interface on Jelly Bean...
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We've all been there. You're in the middle of cooking a great meal or just sitting down to eat at a restaurant or in the last five minutes of a favorite TV show when your phone rings. You don't...
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Three Ubuntu Linux versionsHard on the heels of Canonical's decision last month to halve the support life for non-LTS releases of Ubuntu Linux, the company late last week announced that three versions of its popular Linux...
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If you can't trust providers, then why outsource in the first place? Comment Platform-as-a-service Heroku spent two years misleading customers because it was so focused on building a new product that...
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Apple's bounce-back patentApple received some bad news last Friday regarding its infamous bounce-back patent, US 7,469,381. That's one of the technical utility patents Samsung was found to infringe at trial, and it's been the...
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BlackBerry 10 Launch

Forbes - 4 Apr 2013 01:18
BlackBerry 10 LaunchPhotos from the BlackBerry 10 launch event.
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'New BlackBerry Handsets DueBlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that BlackBerry will be releasing new smartphone designs later this year, in an interview with The Canadian Press. Following on from the European launch at...
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YouTube's takeover of the pop music landscape appears to be going global. Music Weekly reported Wednesday that France's Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) and worldwide...
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Man Freed After 40 Years InPHOENIX -- Louis Taylor broke down in tears Wednesday as he described how he spent his first hours of freedom after more than 40 years...
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Taller magnetic fields mean you'll be able to drop your phone directly onto your counter, desk, or car console to get more juice.
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AnyMeeting offers six months free for small businesses currently using WebEx and GoToMeeting.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Is mobile clicking for Facebook Inc.?
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Have you ever wondered how much personal information Google or Facebook has about you? If you have, you certainly wouldn't be the first one. In Europe, a student named Max Schrems requested that...
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See imagery of the Earth fromThe first weather satellite to successfully report global weather data from space was launched 53 years ago this week. The TIROS-1 satellite took off on April 1, 1960 from Cape Canaveral, and for 78...
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A seven-month long assault on America's banking websites reached a new high recently, further proving that Congress needs to act quickly to pass cyber security legislation, the chairman of the U.S....
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This is the Modem World: WhenEach week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. Our cat Mischa is ill, and I am sad. But sadness is only one of the...
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Remains of the Day: Gmail'sGmail's autocomplete now includes past searches, Twitter updates its mobile apps, QuickOffice is now free for Google Apps users, and SkyDrive for iOS adds iPhone 5 and iPad Mini support. More
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The First Webcam Was InventedNecessity may be the mother of invention, but laziness is definitely its father. Case in point, here's an interesting tidbit of imaging history: the first webcam ever was actually invented by lazy...
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Robert Hall: In Big Data, We Hope and Distrust

The Huffington Post - 4 Apr 2013 00:57
Robert Hall: In Big Data, We"In God we trust. All others must bring data." -- W. Edwards Deming, statistician, quality guru Big data helped reelect a pesident, find Osama bin...
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The peer-to-peer currency's value has surged 50 percent in recent days, but an exchange outage and unrelated hack knocked its value down a bit.
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Australia to reveal tech giants' tax tricks

The Register - 4 Apr 2013 00:51
Opening up the Dutch sandwich to reveal the shameful ingredients Australia's assistant treasurer David Bradbury has outlined a plan to make the ingredients of the infamous "Double Irish Dutch...
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From quill to mobile

ZDNet - 4 Apr 2013 00:46
Unless we focus on where the central core of working together is, organizations are doomed to choke on outmoded ways of working
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LucasArts had a three-decade career as a developer, publisher and licenser of games. On Wednesday, Disney announced it would be shuttering LucasArts as a studio and publisher, changing the company's...
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Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich outlined his group's collaboration with Samsung. The aim is to create a new Web browser engine that will be optimized for multi-core computing.
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Google Maps brings navigationVoice guided, turn-by-turn navigation available for millions more people today on Google Maps for Android The Google Maps team has taken to Google+ and announced the addition of voice navigation for 9...
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Panasonic Lumix GF6 passesPanasonic's support for WiFi in its Micro Four Thirds cameras has so far skewed toward the high end. Thanks to a new filing at Taiwan's National Communications Commission, though, we know the entry...
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Owen Thomas Joins ReadWrite AsSAY Media just announced that Owen Thomas, previously the West Coast Editor at Business Insider, has joined ReadWrite (a tech blog that Say acquired in 2011) as editor-in-chief. I reported on Friday...
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This Calculator Shows How MuchYour fridge is one of the most power-hungry appliances in your home, and depending on its age, it may be costing you enough in power every year that a new one would pay for itself in a short time. To...
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Bob Costas is such a baller. The legendary sportscaster appeared on MLBTV Tuesday evening and was faced with an important question: Who's your favorite rapper? Lesser middle-aged white men may have...
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Owen Thomas Is A Shockingly Nice Fellow

ReadWrite - 4 Apr 2013 00:29
Owen Thomas is actually a nice guy. The new editor-in-chief of ReadWrite has often been cited for his controversial and influential opinions on sites such as Business Insider, VentureBeat, Suck.com...
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Japanese manufacturers unveil a white-hot display destined for future smartphones.
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Lasers used to turn offKicking a cocaine addiction may be as simple as beaming a laser straight into the brain -- at least in rats. That's the result of a new study of cocaine-addicted lab rodents published today by US...
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More and more universities have made a place for the Internet in today's educational offerings, but will universities still have a place in tomorrow's educational environment?"I think we're about to...
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Google brings password andIf you've been syncing passwords and autofill entries with Chrome on the desktop, you can now access that information from an Android device. Google today rolled out an update to Chrome for Android...
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Holy Crap, Is This MarkThe word on the interwebs today is that this 1999 Angelfire page belongs to one Mark Zuckerberg. Yes, that Mark Zuckerberg, which means this could be the very first website that the hoody that made...
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The WebKit browser engine no longer unites Google and Apple, and the Chrome team is clearly excited to be free to move on its own.
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Mobile Telecommunications Technologies says Apple's messaging and email features infringe on its patents.
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How cool is this? An animation of seven images from the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a "flapping" of the parachute that allowed the Curiosity rover to descend safely through...
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BlackBerry's new BB10 OS has unique gestures and features and to help people understand them they released a mobile-optimized web tutorial for people to give BB10 a try.
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Leslie Hendry: TheJust three years old, tablets, and the iPad in particular, have turned out to be phenomenal tools for the under-six set. At no other time have parents had a sophisticated and user-friendly product...
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Gmail autocomplete updatedBuilding off of last year's Gmail enhancements, Google is rolling out improved autocomplete predictions that display terms from your previous email searches. In addition to referencing your old inbox...
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We reconsider several Windows 8 laptop/tablet convertibles in the wake of Microsoft Store price cuts.
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A determined geek says he spent 11 months creating a sticky note stop-motion Ms. Pac-Man and Mario tribute, but some viewers are wondering if it's actually all computer-generated.
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Shopster: Make Return GroceryAlmost everyone's been there at some point or another: after lugging armfuls of newly purchased groceries home, you put everything away only to realize you've forgotten the one item you actually...
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App Smart: Fun, Intrigue and Drama in Adventureland

The New York Times - 4 Apr 2013 00:00
App Smart: Fun, Intrigue andFor tablets and smartphones, there are enough thrills to keep you and your children distracted.
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My steaks are alwaysGreat discussions are par for the course here on Lifehacker. Each day, we highlight a discussion that is particularly helpful or insightful, along with other great discussions and reader questions you...
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Dell to release new WindowsDell will release Windows tablets later this year that could potentially include devices with screen sizes larger than 10 inches. The products will be a refresh of Dell's current tablet offerings,...
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