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Why no wireless charging in the iPhone 5?

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Apple is one of only two notable vendors missing from supporting the industry standard for wireless charging. So while its new, smaller connector marks a demarcation from what it used over the past 10 years, it goes in a different direction from what other mobile products coming out today offer....
Why no wireless charging in the iPhone 5?

It's Dynamic Range Day, turn it up

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For the last 10 years, sound has been mixed and mastered at ever increasing loudness levels, crushing the natural vibrancy of music. [Read more]...
It's Dynamic Range Day, turn it up
Living on a Stream: The Rise of Real-Time Video

Poker pro Phil Gordon lands cash for online gaming tourneys, nabs former Zynga and Netscape execs

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Phil Gordon As a professional poker player with career winnings of $3.5 million, Phil Gordon usually is the guy making big bets. But the 41-year-old Gordon — a computer scientist and former Netsys exec — just had some folks make a nice-sized gamble on him. Gordon’s new company, Newport, Washington-based Jawfish...
Poker pro Phil Gordon lands cash for online gaming tourneys, nabs former Zynga and Netscape execs

US to expand broadband spectrum

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US Vice-President Joe Biden unveils a report that calls for nearly doubling the US wireless broadband spectrum over 10 years....
US to expand broadband spectrum

JOB OF THE WEEK: Vice President, Digital Services

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Vice President, Digital Services Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY Why it’s cool: Consumer reports is a popular American magazine that publishes...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Vice President, Digital Services

Barnes & Noble Aims To Whittle Its Stores For Years

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Barnes & Noble Inc. expects to close as many as a third of its retail stores over the next decade, the bookseller’s top store executive said, offering the most detailed picture yet of the company’s plans for the outlets. “In 10 years we’ll have 450 to 500 stores,” said Mitchell...
Barnes & Noble Aims To Whittle Its Stores For Years

Xbox Live turns 10 just as the service has a record breaking week

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Xbox Live is old enough to be a good way through elementary school, which makes it an amigo ancien in our time scale. However, old or not, the service is doing more than well. Microsoft today announced that Xbox Live is now 10 years old, and on the very heels of that,...
Xbox Live turns 10 just as the service has a record breaking week
Looking back at WordPress on its 10th birthday (infographic)

Matias Quiet Pro review: a mechanical keyboard with less clickety-clack

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Keyboards aren't always high on the list of considerations for folks buying a new computer or looking to upgrade an old one. Some may be more likely to splurge on a high-end monitor, or cram in as much RAM as possible. For this writer, though, the keyboard is one...
Matias Quiet Pro review: a mechanical keyboard with less clickety-clack
Creating the first lab-made human heart

The Facebook Imperative

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Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. In it, he explains why enterprise software should take its cues from Facebook and become more social. I quit my job at Oracle in 1999 because I couldn’t stop thinking about a simple question: “Why...
The Facebook Imperative
NTIA to make 95Mhz of ‘prime spectrum’ available to wireless carriers

Finding the mystery man behind FunnyJunk

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Last month's legal faceoff between Tucson lawyer Charles Carreon and online cartoonist Matt Inman devolved quickly into a sideshow, but it was spurred by a quite serious initial letter asking for $20,000 in cash. Carreon originally represented a user-generated content humor site called FunnyJunk, which was upset about comments Inman had...
Finding the mystery man behind FunnyJunk

'I have a rubber hamburger that squeaks'

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Dog – the star of Text From Dog – takes time out from annoying his owner to give his thoughts on technology ... and baconWhat's your favourite piece of technology, and how has it improved your life?I have a rubber hamburger that squeaks. It's pretty awesome but I suppose it...
'I have a rubber hamburger that squeaks'

Google and Raspberry Pi donate to 'schools of the future' in Ireland

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Google is always looking to push technology forward and in its latest effort has donated €1.5 million, roughly $1.95 million, to Trinity College in Dublin. The money will help fund a new project that looks to transform computer science education in Irish schools over the next 10 years, Silicon Republic...
Google and Raspberry Pi donate to 'schools of the future' in Ireland

Hewlett-Packard Shares Hit 52-Week Low, Approach 2005 Levels

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On a day during which both major stock markets saw their values fall by about 2 percent, share of Hewlett-Packard doubled down, closing off more than 4 percent and setting a 52-week low in the process. HP shares closed today at $20.30, down 86 cents, or more than 4 percent....
Hewlett-Packard Shares Hit 52-Week Low, Approach 2005 Levels
Sony closes PS4 event with a trailer for Bungie's Destiny

Former Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack

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A former Tribune Company employee could face as much as 10 years of jail time over federal charges accusing him of conspiring with members of the hacker group Anonymous to hack into a Tribune website....
Former Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack

Last Day at Google

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Today was my last day at Google. It's been 6.5 years since I first started at Google, and let me tell you when I first joined I did not expect to stick around for that long. My previous longest tenure was at Mpath Interactive for 3.5 years. I remember joining...
Last Day at Google

Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

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SFW. (Photo: Hashgram) Oh no, our world’s children are succumbing to the perils of the World Wide Web. A new survey of 19,000 parents worldwide said their kids browse porn as early as age six and begin e-flirting at eight years old. The news comes from Bitdefender, a Bucharest-based antivirus company, that compiled the...
Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

ReadWrite's Mission: To Map The Programmable World

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Howdy. I'm new around here, as you may have heard. And as the site's editor-in-chief, I'm delighted to join the community of readers, writers, thinkers, tinkerers, and creators who have flocked to ReadWrite over the past decade. It's a natural reflex to ask, "Who's this new guy, and what's he...
ReadWrite's Mission: To Map The Programmable World

Apple's Most Important Executives Detail Everything That Stinks About The TV Industry (AAPL)

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For over a year now, we've been waiting for an Apple television. And if the current line of reports is accurate, we might be waiting another year before it materializes. Whenever it's finally released, it will have been years in the making. Apple has been thinking about the television market...
Apple's Most Important Executives Detail Everything That Stinks About The TV Industry (AAPL)

Firefly raises $20K from First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund

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Firefly, a screen sharing utility created by University of Pennsylvania undergrads, has raised a $20,000 seed round from First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund. First Round originally launched the $500K fund in September to help finance startups built by current students or recent college graduates. With the Dorm Room Fund currently...
Firefly raises $20K from First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund

Quitting Top IBM Salespeople Say They Are Leaving In Droves (IBM)

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Getting a job at IBM used to be the epitome of making it in the tech world. But since we first published a story about how IBM is screwing salespeople out of their commissions, the letters from other salespeople who have recently quit keep pouring in. They say IBM is...
Quitting Top IBM Salespeople Say They Are Leaving In Droves (IBM)

DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!

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Some folks are worried about Peak Oil. Others are worried about "Peak Helium" when most of the Earth's resources of the lightweight element have vanished into space. There are also all kinds of metals that are getting harder and harder to find. Where will we be able to replenish precious,...
DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!

These Charts Show Why Apple Doesn't Need To Pay A Dividend (AAPL, MSFT, CSCO, ORCL)

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A lot of tech companies are sitting on mountains of cash. Apple's is the biggest -- more than $100 billion in cash and marketable securities -- and this week Fortune's Apple reporter Adam Lashinsky (who just wrote an insider's book on the company) reports that Apple is thinking about...
These Charts Show Why Apple Doesn't Need To Pay A Dividend (AAPL, MSFT, CSCO, ORCL)

After nearly 10 years, Adobe abandons its Creative Suite entirely to focus on Creative Cloud

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Adobe first launched Creative Suite 1 back in 2003, and now, ten years and six versions later, the company is taking a left turn: Adobe is abandoning its Creative Suite entirely to focus efforts on Creative Cloud. There will be backlash for this, no doubt. Adobe targets the same Pro...
After nearly 10 years, Adobe abandons its Creative Suite entirely to focus on Creative Cloud

Yahoo's Response on Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"

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A Yahoo spokesperson just confirmed as true allegations from an activist shareholder that its CEO Scott Thompson did not have a computer science degree as claimed on his bio and in regulatory filings. He does not, a mistake that the Silicon Valley Internet giant is called an “inadvertent error.” Except...
Yahoo's Response on Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"

Low-Tech Burglars to Get Lighter Sentences in Louisiana

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This is the kind of law that annoys me: A Senate bill to toughen penalties for crimes committed with the aid of Internet-generated "virtual maps," including acts of terrorism, won quick approval Monday in the House. [...] Adley's bill defines a "virtual street-level map" as one that is available on...
Low-Tech Burglars to Get Lighter Sentences in Louisiana
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