What we'll see in 2013 in digital media

What we'll see in 2013 in digital media

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Some big things happened in the media business this year: The government sued Apple for allegedly fixing ebook prices, odd bedfellows the New York Times and BuzzFeed joined forces to cover political conventions, and a phone hacking scandal rocked Britain. What will next year bring? Everyone loves to look into their...
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University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

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There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a plant cell's thylakoids, which...
University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

On the road: Fiat Panda 1.3 Multijet 75hp 4x4

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'This is one Panda that's at home in the wild - even if you're unlikely to ever take it there'So I get in this one, put on the radio - 5 Live - and there's a story about pandas. Honest. There's my way in, I'm thinking, always on the lookout...
On the road: Fiat Panda 1.3 Multijet 75hp 4x4

Asian Price Comparison Site Save 22 Gets Angel Round Of "Mid Six Figures"

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Singaporean price comparison startup Save 22 just got an investment of “mid six figures” in Singapore dollars, according to co-founder, Guyi Shen. S$500,000 translates to about US$400,000, as a reference. The three-year-old startup indexes prices of goods and displays a price comparison. Its mobile app also allows you to scan...
Asian Price Comparison Site Save 22 Gets Angel Round Of "Mid Six Figures"
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7 stories to read this weekend

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After a long hiatus, I am back with my curated list of recommended stories for the weekend. My travel schedule has made it difficult to do this newsletter on a more regular basis, but I am going to try and do this twice a month at the very least.  Hopefully...
7 stories to read this weekend

Mystery Motorola Phone Passes Through The FCC, Looks Just Like Early X Phone Leaks

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Here’s a little noodle-scratcher for you fellow mobile hardware nerds to ponder this evening. This little Motorola Mobility beauty, brandishing the model number XT1058, recently passed through the FCC and left the customary paper trail in its wake. Alright, maybe calling it a beauty is a bit of a stretch,...
Mystery Motorola Phone Passes Through The FCC, Looks Just Like Early X Phone Leaks

Apple refers to Judge Robart's rate-setting opinion in two Federal Circuit FRAND appeals

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It's easily overlooked that Apple actually has two FRAND cases involving Google's Motorola Mobility on appeal before the Federal Circuit:The big one everyone in this field knows is the "Posner appeal", in which Google is fighting for access to injunctive relief and for high FRAND royalty levels.The other one relates...
Apple refers to Judge Robart's rate-setting opinion in two Federal Circuit FRAND appeals

US DoD to allow Apple, Samsung devices on Pentagon network next week

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A spokesperson for the Pentagon has told Bloomberg that mobile devices using Apple's iOS 6 as well as Samsung devices supplemented with the company's Knox security lockdown as well as BlackBerry devices running BB10 are expected to be allowed onto the Defense Department's high-security data networks early next week, barring...
US DoD to allow Apple, Samsung devices on Pentagon network next week

Twitter fiction: Jojo Moyes

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The novelist and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"How's your Mum?" he says. "Better. The kids?" "All good. See you soon." She gazes at the phone, pockets it, then walks towards Montmartre.• The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes...
Twitter fiction: Jojo Moyes

Planets Defense - review

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Android, iPhone, iPad; Lightworks; £1.49Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewPlanets Defense is a game of solar system domination with no plot or scene setting, just you against the red spaceships. Your job is to mine resources, build and upgrade spacecraft and colonise new planets, while defending your bases....
Planets Defense - review
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