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Suddenly, Microsoft Is Cool Again

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Microsoft Corp is cooler than you might think. A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that just under half of 853 respondents between the age of 18 and 29 thought Microsoft is cooler now than it was a year or two ago. The software maker, often derided in Silicon Valley for failing to...
Suddenly, Microsoft Is Cool Again

FTC Launches Probe Into Facebook-Instagram Deal, Could Delay IPO

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Hoodie aficionado Mark Zuckerberg. (Getty) When it comes to technology acquisitions, competition probes are fairly typical; as Microsoft or Google will probably attest, it's kind of a rite of passage. That's why it's pretty unsurprising that the Federal Trade Commission announced an antitrust probe into the Facebook-Instagram deal today, a...
FTC Launches Probe Into Facebook-Instagram Deal, Could Delay IPO

Escape the marauding zombies… and burn calories at the same time

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An innovative British mobile app Zombies Run! mixes fitness and fun – and is taking the gaming world by stormA new smartphone game developed by two Britons, one an award-winning novelist, with funds raised by crowd-sourcing and no budget for marketing, has become the world's highest-grossing health and fitness app...
Escape the marauding zombies… and burn calories at the same time
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Enjoy cooking? Archos lifts the lid on the ChefPad, a budget 9.7" Android tablet launching in June

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It seems like there’s an Android tablet for pretty much every type of person these days. But chefs and cooking enthusiasts? Well, that’s a new one for us here at TNW. Archos’ new ChefPad tablet offers a 9.7-inch touchscreen (1024×768 pixels) and runs Android 4.1, an older version of Jelly...
Enjoy cooking? Archos lifts the lid on the ChefPad, a budget 9.7" Android tablet launching in June
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AT&T Galaxy Note review

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It was once said that if a phone or tablet used a stylus its hardware designers had blown it. It was also said that if the software on that device contained a task manager that coders had similarly missed the mark. The Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T contains what...
AT&T Galaxy Note review

Synaptics enters the keyboard market, announces the ThinTouch keyboard aimed at Ultrabooks

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More likely than not, when you think of Synaptics you think of its touchpads. Or maybe, if you're a mobile aficionado, you know it for its touchscreens, used in phones like the HTC One X and Sony Xperia P. Now, though, the company is about to start making another...
Synaptics enters the keyboard market, announces the ThinTouch keyboard aimed at Ultrabooks

A Bollywood Composer Invented Techno in 1982 and Nobody Knew About It Until Now [Music]

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I'm no techno aficionado. I like bleeps and bloops. Who cares if they're acid house or space jam or whatever? But I can tell you this: "Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat" is amazing. And it's from 1982. More »...
A Bollywood Composer Invented Techno in 1982 and Nobody Knew About It Until Now [Music]

Love Cocktails? Say Hello to Minibar, an App as Classy as Your Taste in Drinks

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For many of us, the idea of a homemade cocktail amounts to nothing more than pouring some vodka and Coke into the same glass. Many mobile apps have popped up in the past few years to help wannabe mixologists become a bit more adventurous, but none that we’ve seen have...
Love Cocktails? Say Hello to Minibar, an App as Classy as Your Taste in Drinks
Valve fires Jeri Ellsworth, who was developing Steam Box game controllers

Open source champ Mark Shuttleworth invests $1M in Ceph storage startup

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Mark Shuttleworth – billionaire, first-African-in-space, philanthropist and open-source aficionado – has opened his checkbook again, this time to invest $1 million in Inktank, the startup that wants to bring the Ceph distributed storage system into the enterprise. Shuttleworth, co-founder and former CEO of Canonical, funded much of the development of Ubuntu Linux with an initial...
Open source champ Mark Shuttleworth invests $1M in Ceph storage startup

Bioshock custom rig is Big Daddy of pinball machines, gives players a taste of Rapture

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If you're going to revisit a certain underwater dystopia, you might as well have a ball. At least that's the approach being taken by Sweden-based DIYer rasmadrak, who has decided to build a Bioshock-themed custom pinball machine just for kicks. The project is filled with lots of neat little...
Bioshock custom rig is Big Daddy of pinball machines, gives players a taste of Rapture

NFL Game Rewind apps for iOS and Android tablets appear with coaches film and telestrator features

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While inclusion of the "eye in the sky" All-22 game tape and condensed games the squeeze every play into a 30 minute football-fest are nice features for the NFL Game Rewind package, those looking to get their John Madden on can do so thanks to its apps for tablets....
NFL Game Rewind apps for iOS and Android tablets appear with coaches film and telestrator features

Nvidia Inspector: Simple overclocking for Nvidia video cards

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If you're trying to squeeze a little more juice out of your Nvidia video card, consider Nvidia Inspector (free). This overclocking package from Orbmu2K takes a different tack from older video card utilities, eschewing the system tray for a simple, extensible-pane interface that puts information and card controls front...
Nvidia Inspector: Simple overclocking for Nvidia video cards
Max Capacity's glitch-fueled pop art: beyond the average GIF

Smart forks and booth babes at CES: the cutting edge of innovation

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The timewarp at the Consumer Electronics Show extends beyond the semi-naked women into the whole approach to techWelcome to the future: it costs $99 and it vibrates when you eat too fast. It's a fork. Or, rather, it's a HAPIfork, and it was one of the most buzzed about items...
Smart forks and booth babes at CES: the cutting edge of innovation

Take your audio enjoyment to the next level with ETZ Headphones [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. If you’re a true music aficionado your time has come to upgrade to one of the most unique sets of headphones on the market – and VentureBeat has such a set available for a limited time at our VB Store. These ETZ...
Take your audio enjoyment to the next level with ETZ Headphones [VB Store]
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'Arrested Development' fan re-edits Season 4 in new order

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A serious aficionado takes apart the entire season and puts it back together again in "chronological order." Kabir Ashtar, lead editor of the show, doesn't have any qualms with this. [Read more]...
'Arrested Development' fan re-edits Season 4 in new order

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen collaborates with Heart, Joe Walsh and other rock stars on new album

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Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, Jimi Hendrix aficionado and avid guitar player, is coming out with a new album in August — and he has some pretty impressive collaborators helping him out. Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh, and Anne and Nancy Wilson of Heart are among the big names who perform with...
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen collaborates with Heart, Joe Walsh and other rock stars on new album

Tech Weekly podcast: The Twitter Joke Trial and Ultrabooks

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In January 2010, accountant Paul Chambers tweeted that because of snow at Robin Hood airport, he was going to blow the airport sky high. His comment led to his arrest, and has now reached the high court. On this week's Tech Weekly, Aleks Krotoski talks to Father Ted writer and...
Tech Weekly podcast: The Twitter Joke Trial and Ultrabooks

Kim Dotcom, Recording Industry’s Arch Enemy, is Releasing an Album

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Mr. Dotcom performing "Megaupload Mega Song" Hot on the heels of his celebrity-crammed hit track "Megaupload Mega Song," Megaupload founder and 50 Cent aficionado Kim Dotcom is releasing an album, according to TorrentFreak. Mr. Dotcom had his bail limits modified today and has been granted Internet access, as well as permission to...
Kim Dotcom, Recording Industry’s Arch Enemy, is Releasing an Album

Yo-Yo Factory brings Hyper Scanner yo-yo gaming to Toy Fair, we go hands-on

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We'll forgive you if you've never heard of Hyper Scanner. The carnival style arcade game is apparently all the rage in Japan, though. Kids line up to battle it for king of the yo-yo hill. Yo-Yo Factory came out to Toy Fair to show off its customizable yo-yo system,...
Yo-Yo Factory brings Hyper Scanner yo-yo gaming to Toy Fair, we go hands-on
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Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs

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We've already heard about Windows RT's "modest" beginning, and now there's talk full-blown Windows 8 ain't flying off the shelves either. According to MS aficionado Paul Thurrott and his insider sources, uptake of the new OS isn't hitting Redmond's targets, with the blame being put on OEMs and their...
Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs
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