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Chatterbox: Friday

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Chatterbox: Friday

Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting, Inbox Therapy and More: ATD's Week in Video

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Another week in tech has come and gone, and AllThingsD staffers made the rounds on the media circuit to weigh in on everything that went down. First up was Arik Hesseldahl, who commented on Yahoo’s latest in a CNBC video hit, including Marissa Mayer’s performance at the company shareholder meeting...
Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting, Inbox Therapy and More: ATD's Week in Video

Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

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After the Xperia Z Ultra's launch event in both London and Shanghai, we had a brief chance to talk to Sony's Product Design Director, Jun Katsunuma, who was present in the latter city. Jun's been responsible for Sony's mobile devices since the Xperia S days, so the transition to...
Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

Apple gains FIPS 140 level 2 cryptographic compliance as it pushes for government business

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Over the last couple of years, Apple has been doing well to absorb the government business that BlackBerry has had locked up for years. They’ve moved to qualify their devices for secure operation in various forms and that includes meeting government cryptographic standards. Earlier this month, Apple was granted its...
Apple gains FIPS 140 level 2 cryptographic compliance as it pushes for government business

NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

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NASA launched a solar telescope on Thursday that scientists hope will be able to unlock the secrets of how material gathers, moves and heats up as it travels through the Sun's lower atmosphere.Scientists say that better understanding of this part of the solar atmosphere, which sits below the corona,...
NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

Technology Mythology: No Red Phone Ever Connected the White House to Moscow

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Technology Mythology: No Red Phone Ever Connected the White House to Moscow

Taking online discussions up a notch

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With Potluck, co-founder Josh Miller and crew want to take the idea of egalitarian Internet chatter even further. FORTUNE -- The way 22-year-old Josh Miller sees it, there's no shortage of ways for Internet users to blog or make comments. But a place to hold high-quality discourse? That's harder to...
Taking online discussions up a notch

Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

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Barnes & Noble has announced that it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets, but the company is not getting out of the tablet market completely. Instead of building its own, Barnes & Noble will attempt to create a co-branded line of tablets with third-party manufacturers. The announcement does not affect...
Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

Schematics claim to show detailed design of Apple's fifth-gen iPad

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A new set of design schematics claimed to be for Apple's fifth-generation iPad show a design akin to the current iPad mini form factor.    ...
Schematics claim to show detailed design of Apple's fifth-gen iPad

Vine graces Amazon Appstore, gives Kindle Fire HD's front-facing cam a workout

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Sure, the Kindle Fire HD may only have a front-facing camera, but its solitary shooter is about to start flexing more than its video chat muscles. Vine has just arrived on Amazon's Appstore, and it's ready for owners to download and churn out as many six-second video clips as...
Vine graces Amazon Appstore, gives Kindle Fire HD's front-facing cam a workout

Google+ Adds New Website Buttons & Badges On 2nd Birthday

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Google+ turns two years old today and is marking the occasion with new buttons and badges for websites, along with a few tweaks to its photo features. There’s also a special birthday logo that’s showing up only on plus.google.com (which you can see at right). As far as the new...
Google+ Adds New Website Buttons & Badges On 2nd Birthday

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn unveils smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone

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More tech companies are exploring the arena of wearable devices, with the latest being Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, which has unveiled a smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone. According to a report from Want China Times, the watch is able to measure a wearer’s vital signs such as respiration...
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn unveils smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone

Windows 8.1 vs. Apple: Twofer or tablet?

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With Windows 8.1 comes scads of hybrids from PC makers eager to show the world that you really don't need to carry around that iPad anymore. [Read more]...
Windows 8.1 vs. Apple: Twofer or tablet?

Boot up: Instagram v Vine, Playbook woes, Microsoft v BSkyB, and more

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Plus Firefox's new logo, are handsets heading for a 'black summer'?, the problem in San Francisco and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamA week after Instagram's video launch, Vine sharing tanks on Twitter >> MarketingLandIt's now been a full week...
Boot up: Instagram v Vine, Playbook woes, Microsoft v BSkyB, and more

Bringing Invisible Stories to Instagram Followers

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The Jamaican photographer Radcliffe Roye takes Instagram photos of residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, to tell the stories of "the forgotten man."...
Bringing Invisible Stories to Instagram Followers

The Daily Roundup for 06.28.2013

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You 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 top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors...
The Daily Roundup for 06.28.2013

Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

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Alan Cleaver Hackers penetrated network servers belonging to Opera Software, stole at least one digital certificate, and then used it to distribute malware that incorrectly appeared to be published by the browser maker. The attack was uncovered, halted, and contained on June 19, according to a short advisory that Opera...
Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

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I blogged about this a couple weeks ago so this topic will be fresh in the minds of the AVC crowd. I am super excited about this. There is a documentary about a chess team in the IS 318 middle school in Brooklyn. The film is called Brooklyn Castle and...
Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

BlackBerry smartphone shipments rise but still posts $84 million loss for quarter

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After two quarters of meagre profits, BlackBerry has posted its Q1 2014 results (for the three-month period ending June 1st 2013), revealing an $84 million loss from $3.1 billion revenue. Compared to last quarter, when the Canadian manufacturer made $94 million from $2.7 billion revenue, the results are fairly...
BlackBerry smartphone shipments rise but still posts $84 million loss for quarter

MIT researchers can see through walls using 'Wi-Vi'

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If Google Glass isn't enough to get you worried about technology, how about a device that can see through walls using Wi-Fi?...
MIT researchers can see through walls using 'Wi-Vi'

First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements

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There's a lot to like in Windows Server 2012 R2, but the key question centers around how Microsoft will handle licensing, our reviewer says. That alone might be the gating factor for the eventual success of this OS release....
First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements

It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

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Microsoft insists that things are going well for Yammer since Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion a year ago this week.  The user base has grown by 55% to 8 million and sales of paid networks are up by 200%, it says, though Microsoft won't reveal the actual sales figure....
It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

US ITC begins pilot to speed up disposal of patent cases

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a pilot program to test whether early rulings on identified crucial issues in some investigations could limit unnecessary litigation, saving time and costs for all sides....
US ITC begins pilot to speed up disposal of patent cases

AltaVista. What's That?

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AltaVista, once the most advanced and comprehensive search engine on the Web, is about to close its URL forever....
AltaVista. What's That?

Nokia to Buy Out Siemens From Joint Venture

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Nokia agreed to pay €1.7 billion ($2.21 billion) to buy Siemens out of its 50% stake in a telecom-equipment joint venture between the two companies....
Nokia to Buy Out Siemens From Joint Venture

Microsoft lays out more Yammer integration plans

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Upcoming integration points between Yammer and Microsoft products will include email interoperability, document collaboration and enterprise search, as Microsoft pursues its plan to make Yammer a common enterprise social collaboration layer across its business software....
Microsoft lays out more Yammer integration plans

Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

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A week ago Microsoft formally requested the release of a $100 million bond it had posted about a year ago in connection with an anti-enforcement injunction against a patent injunction obtained by Motorola Mobility in Germany. Microsoft argues that the bond is no longer necessary because the United States District Court...
Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

Michael Eisner on Kickstarter: 'I Think It's Only Positive'

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Michael Eisner on Kickstarter: 'I Think It's Only Positive'
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