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China's Surprising Internet Advantage Over the US

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China’s Internet industry suffers many disadvantages compared to the US. It is burdened by heavy regulation, underpowered data centers, and censorship, just to name a few. But one of its great advantages comes from a counterintuitive source: The country’s underdeveloped tech-commerce infrastructure. The implications are significant, and they are shaping...
China's Surprising Internet Advantage Over the US

Lucky numbers: Should you get a 7 or a 10 inch tablet?

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For as long as tablets have been a thing, the devices have ranged across a spectrum of sizes, from a too-massive 13 inches down to a dubious not-quite-sure-if-this-is-a-tablet 5 inches. Most manufacturers aren't even ashamed of the fractional inches attached to the screen size, to the point that such fractionals...
Lucky numbers: Should you get a 7 or a 10 inch tablet?
Lawdingo, The Startup That Lets You Talk To Lawyers Instantly, Joins Y Combinator

Here's What It's Like Using A $35 Computer

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The Raspberry Pi is a fully-functional computer that only costs $35.  You can buy it with two $20 bills and still get change back! It's a tiny and extremely basic device that ships without a case. But its simplicity and affordability, make it perfect for tinkerers, educators, and the adventurous. Under...
Here's What It's Like Using A $35 Computer
Google gets into market research, turns online surveys into paywall replacements

Sony announces Long GOP 4K codec for pros, XAVC-S for consumers

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If you were chomping at the bit to create content for the oncoming 4K revolution, Sony has just announced a couple of enhancements to its XAVC video format to help you on your way. Long GOP is a high-efficiency codec designed to meet the requirements of the professional market,...
Sony announces Long GOP 4K codec for pros, XAVC-S for consumers
5 reasons why the off grid solar revolution will be driven by cell phones

Lenovo's New IdeaPad S Series Laptops Offer Ultrabook Style Without the Hefty Price Tag

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The deluge of new product announcements during the IFA Consumer Electronics Show continues — but in the case of Lenovo’s new S series products, it’s less about the Ultrabook stamp (or Windows 8) and more about affordability. The China-based PC maker has expanded its IdeaPad S line to include the...
Lenovo's New IdeaPad S Series Laptops Offer Ultrabook Style Without the Hefty Price Tag

The Housing Market Is Better Of Now Than It Was Before Obama Took Office

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The housing market is clearly in better shape than when Obama took office in 2009, but the president can't take much of the credit. Republicans and Democrats are taking sides about whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago - and who gets the blame or the...
The Housing Market Is Better Of Now Than It Was Before Obama Took Office

Apple scores with digital textbooks and app

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But the availability of books and the affordability of iPads could be hurdles to fast adoption....
Apple scores with digital textbooks and app

Gift Guide: Libratone Zipp AirPlay Speaker

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Short Version Libratone’s speakers are normally crazy expensive. This one is just temporarily insane. Plus it’s got a direct mode for when you’re outside of Wi-Fi range, and a built-in battery, two things rare on an AirPlay speaker. Long Version Features: Interchangeable felt covers in multiple colors 4-8 hour battery...
Gift Guide: Libratone Zipp AirPlay Speaker

Uber launches its on-demand car service in Boulder and Denver

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As a bit of a special surprise today, the on-demand car service called Uber is launching its service in the Denver and Boulder area. The two cities, which are separated by about a 40 minute drive between them, serve as a hub to the metro which plays home to around...
Uber launches its on-demand car service in Boulder and Denver

SSD prices have halved in a year: is it time to get one now?

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Data from US and UK retailers shows that SSD or 'Flash' drive prices for use in laptops or as a boot drive for desktops have halved, so that it's now under $1 or £1 per gigabyte. It might be the fastest way to speed up your PCPrice crash! And for...
SSD prices have halved in a year: is it time to get one now?

Review: Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD brings big storage to tight spaces

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While it's easy to make a thin SSD for low-profile laptops and other mobile computing devices, NAND memory isn't cheap. Designers are constantly faced with a choice between capacity and affordability. While 2.5-inch hard drives are about one-fifth the cost of SSDs,their 7- or 9mm profiles rendered them difficult to...
Review: Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD brings big storage to tight spaces

Macy's Using Shopkick's App Nationwide Now that It's as Easy as Hitting Play

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Macy’s was one of the first retailers to roll-out Shopkick’s mobile rewards program, and now two years later, it is finally rolling out the technology to all 800 of its stores. Shopkick is one of the leading rewards programs, enabling shoppers to check-in to earn points using their phone by...
Macy's Using Shopkick's App Nationwide Now that It's as Easy as Hitting Play

BlackBerry Q5: a QWERTY handset built for emerging markets

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This morning at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, Thorsten Heins kicked off the company's major annual event with a brief mention of the latest BB10 device, the Q5. It's a handset Heins is convinced will be a "big hit" for its target audience. The portrait QWERTY handset follows in the...
BlackBerry Q5: a QWERTY handset built for emerging markets
The Electric Car Is Dead All Over Again
Mega Review: The absolute best portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy
3D Printer Form 1 Gets 6X Its $100K Funding Goal On Kickstarter... In One Day
Atlanta tops list of best places to start a business; Seattle ranks 7th

Nokia Launches WP8 Flagships In India: Lumia 920, 820 On Sale From Tomorrow; Lumia 620 Coming In Early February

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We still don’t know how many Windows Phone 8-powered smartphones Nokia has sold since it started selling WP8-powered Lumias in the U.S. and Europe, back in November, but the once Mighty Finn is continuing to expand availability of the range — launching the 920T into China at the end of last...
Nokia Launches WP8 Flagships In India: Lumia 920, 820 On Sale From Tomorrow; Lumia 620 Coming In Early February

BlackBerry Q5 hands-on: an affordable BB10 device in a QWERTY shell

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It's not the most exciting hardware launch to come from the newly reinvigorated (and rebranded) BlackBerry, but the Q5 is device with a mission. Announced formally this morning by CEO Thorsten Heins on stage at BlackBerry Live, the Q5 is in some ways a more approachable successor to the...
BlackBerry Q5 hands-on: an affordable BB10 device in a QWERTY shell

Furniture Designer Fights Copying By Busting Up Some Chairs

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For the most part, furniture designs can't be copyrighted. Just like fashion, which thrives without copyright, the furniture industry serves as an excellent example of why intellectual property is not necessary to promote innovation and commercial success. Copying happens in these industries, and while it's sometimes fought on trademark grounds,...
Furniture Designer Fights Copying By Busting Up Some Chairs
LG Optimus F7 coming to Boost Mobile's LTE lineup

China's homegrown Apple competitor launches first product for TV

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Xiaomi, China’s two-year-old homegrown competitor to Apple that is valued at $4 billion, certainly doesn’t mess around. Just three months after launching its second-generation, high-spec smartphone, the Mi2, the startup has confirmed it will start selling a set-top box that is much like Apple TV. Xiaomi’s charismatic CEO, Lei Jun,...
China's homegrown Apple competitor launches first product for TV

FORM 1 delivers high-end 3D printing for an affordable price, meets Kickstarter goal in 1 day

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A $2,300 3D printer isn't really anything special anymore. We've seen them as cheap as $350 in fact. But all those affordable units are of the extrusion variety -- meaning they lay out molten plastic in layers. The FORM 1 opts for a method called stereolithography that blasts liquid...
FORM 1 delivers high-end 3D printing for an affordable price, meets Kickstarter goal in 1 day
A fast NAS with class: 5 months with the Synology DS-412+

Open source controller framework lets you add the finishing touch

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There are plenty of off-the-shelf controllers out there, but what if you fancy something a little more... you? How about fully customized, with a good seasoning of affordability and style? Design student Alex S has built a framework to help you build just that. The units shown above are...
Open source controller framework lets you add the finishing touch

Where In The World Are The 1.2M Raspberry Pi Microcomputers? Mostly In The West - But Pi Founders Want More Spread This Year

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One to 1.2 million Raspberry Pi microcomputers have shipped since the device’s launch just over a year ago but where in the world are they located? While it’s impossible to say exactly where* each Pi has ended up, the vast majority of the devices sold to-date have shipped to developed...
Where In The World Are The 1.2M Raspberry Pi Microcomputers? Mostly In The West - But Pi Founders Want More Spread This Year

The state of DDR4

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Do almost anything often enough, and the individual steps become routine. It certainly feels that way when I’m building computers: There are days I feel like I could do it in my sleep (and, truth be told, there are days I probably have). But when you’re selecting parts, most of...
The state of DDR4
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