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Google Voice update for Android brings design refresh and asynchronous SMS

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A new version of Google Voice has just crawled out of the woodwork, and while the changes are minor, we think most users will like what's in store. First and foremost, we were greeted with a new, darker interface that better matches Honeycomb's design philosophy, along with a refreshed...
Google Voice update for Android brings design refresh and asynchronous SMS

Russian Internet Market Booms As Access Spreads

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How many Internet users are there in Russia? How big are the Russian Internet advertising and e-commerce markets? If you lie awake at night wondering, you’re not alone. Trying to get a handle on this market is not easy, such as are the language and cultural barriers. There’s a lot...
Russian Internet Market Booms As Access Spreads

Navy awards Aerovel Flexrotor contract to develop marine surveillance tech

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The high seas and UAVs go together like -- well, they go together really well. The Navy's cooking up 3D laser imaging technology for spotting pirates and the like, but it will need some aircraft for the task. Right on cue, a helicopter / airplane hybrid for maritime surveillance...
Navy awards Aerovel Flexrotor contract to develop marine surveillance tech

Extend Your Mac Laptop’s Battery Life In 10 Steps

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Mac OS X Lion was designed to save time with its Mission Control view, iOS-like Launchpad and ability to run several apps at full screen. Apple put a lot of thought into how the hardware and software work together to maximize user productivity and minimize extra work. With these...
Extend Your Mac Laptop’s Battery Life In 10 Steps

Toshiba outs Satellite U840W Ultrabook with 14.4-inch, 21:9 display

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It's a shame we have to write headlines -- we would have invited you to guess what screen size you're looking at on that Ultrabook up there. Alas, though, you can read, and that funky-looking laptop is indeed the Toshiba Satellite U840W (yes, that's "W" for widescreen, and also...
Toshiba outs Satellite U840W Ultrabook with 14.4-inch, 21:9 display

Here Are The Winners Of The One-Sentence Pitch Competition

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Over the weekend, we hosted a fun contest from the Founder Institute, where entrepreneurs posted a one-sentence pitch for their companies. We received more than 450 pitches, of which 421 followed the designated format (“My company, _(insert name of company)_, is developing _(a defined offering)_ to help _(a defined audience)_...
Here Are The Winners Of The One-Sentence Pitch Competition

Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 with HDR, AirPlay, and Safari Syncing Bug Fixes

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Apple today released iOS 5.1.1, offering bug fixes and other improvements for recent models of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: - Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut - Addresses bugs that could prevent...
Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 with HDR, AirPlay, and Safari Syncing Bug Fixes

Against the Smartphone Thinness Fetish

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Have you heard the good news? It is rumored--not confirmed, sadly, but rumored--that the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone will be only 7 millimeters thick! That's a big relief, because the Samsung Galaxy S II (pictured above) was a whopping 8.5 millimeters thick--and who wants to be seen walking around...
Against the Smartphone Thinness Fetish
Google shows the power of Project Glass — by jumping out of an airplane

Confirmed: Airtime video chatting works in the air... on Gogo in-flight internet!

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"Whoa! Whoa! Are you on a spaceship? Seriously, are you on a spaceship?!" Those words came flowing -- enthusiastically, I might add -- from an anonymous Airtimer just today, on the launch of Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning's Airtime project. "I'm actually on an airplane," I replied. "Where are...
Confirmed: Airtime video chatting works in the air... on Gogo in-flight internet!

Some Nokia Lumia 900 handsets having trouble connecting to data networks

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Nokia's latest Lumia, the 900, has been rightfully lauded for its low price and lovely polycarbonate shell, but apparently, all is not well with the new handset. According to forum posts on Nokia Support Discussions and elsewhere, some 900s aren't able to connect to any of AT&T's data networks....
Some Nokia Lumia 900 handsets having trouble connecting to data networks

Dell Goes on Ultrabook Diet With Slimmed-Down Laptop

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As 2012 rolls on, consumers shopping for a PC will be seeing more of the thin, light, quick-starting Windows laptops called ultrabooks. Big names like Lenovo and Toshiba already have entered this new category, and on Tuesday, Dell will introduce its first ultrabook, the XPS 13, starting at $999. Dell...
Dell Goes on Ultrabook Diet With Slimmed-Down Laptop

Inhabitat's Week In Green: cities in the sky, a cloned Chinese village and a few green DIY Father's Day projects

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. As the race to develop new, more efficient modes of transportation heats up, it could soon become even easier (and greener) to jet around...
Inhabitat's Week In Green: cities in the sky, a cloned Chinese village and a few green DIY Father's Day projects

Terrafugia's flying car production prototype takes off

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Terrafugia flight and drive to local airport marks another step toward planned availability next year of the Transition, a street-legal personal airplane. [Read more]...
Terrafugia's flying car production prototype takes off

The E382 Aerial Mapping Airplane touts unmaned cartography, ready-to-fly drone kit starting at $600

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Find yourself needing custom aerial maps on the regular? Is Google just not doing the trick when it comes to resolution? Well, the folks at Event 38 have got you covered. The outfit's model E382 photomapping UAV kit is now available for $600. Included in that price tag is...
The E382 Aerial Mapping Airplane touts unmaned cartography, ready-to-fly drone kit starting at $600

Could Apple launch a Game Center for kids at WWDC 2012?

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A native iOS platform for developers to tie into could be just the ticket for iOS 6A caveat before you read any further: this is not one of those articles based on 'sources close to' Apple. I haven't 'run checks' with made-up Taiwanese components suppliers, nor have I stumbled across...
Could Apple launch a Game Center for kids at WWDC 2012?

FAA Admits That It's Going To Rethink Whether You Can Use Kindles & Tablets On Takeoff & Landing

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It's been pretty clear for quite some time that there's no real safety reason why electronics are barred during takeoff and landing on airplanes. Furthermore, there's no legitimate technological reason for not allowing mobile phones on planes either -- that one's more just about keeping other passengers from going into...
FAA Admits That It's Going To Rethink Whether You Can Use Kindles & Tablets On Takeoff & Landing
Space Shuttle Discovery's 747 flight over Washington, DC documented in photos

Apple May Include Mobile Payments In The iPhone 5 (AAPL)

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The next iPhone may include a near field communications (NFC) chip that will let you make mobile payments with your phone, according to a 9to5 Mac report. It's been rumored for years that Apple would include NFC in the iPhone. This time, 9to5 Mac found references to the feature hidden...
Apple May Include Mobile Payments In The iPhone 5 (AAPL)

Google I/O: Google Demos Glasses in Amazing Skydiving Stunt Over San Francisco

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Photos by Eliot Weisberg/ReadWriteWeb. Creative Commons licensed. Sergey Brin took the stage at the end of the keynote to do a surprise demo of Google's Project Glass. He warned that the demo "could go wrong in about 500 different ways," but then he turned to the screen to reveal his...
Google I/O: Google Demos Glasses in Amazing Skydiving Stunt Over San Francisco
Anything They Can Do, You Can Do Better

Apple's new Passbook for iOS 6 organizes tickets, store cards, more

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A new application coming in iOS 6 is "Passbook," which organizes various items like movie or sporting event tickets, store membership cards, or airplane boarding passes....
Apple's new Passbook for iOS 6 organizes tickets, store cards, more

Anybots Names Former Cisco Exec David Rogan CEO, Company Enters Into ‘Rebuild Mode’

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It’s a time of transition for Anybots, the 11-year-old Silicon Valley company which makes remote-controlled robots that are meant to serve as “mobile telepresence systems.” Trevor Blackwell, who served as Anybots’ CEO since he founded the company way back in May 2001 and is also a partner at famed startup...
Anybots Names Former Cisco Exec David Rogan CEO, Company Enters Into ‘Rebuild Mode’
Google announces offline editing for Google Docs
No Craigslist, no problem: PadMapper refocuses on PadLister to source apartment rentals

How to Get Into YouTube's Super-Exclusive Advertiser Event Tomorrow

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So this is partly a white whine and partly a humblebrag. But really, it’s a public service message for the people who plan on coming to YouTube’s big, standing-room only advertiser showcase tomorrow in New York City: Find a printer. Really! Because you’ll need to get to one between now...
How to Get Into YouTube's Super-Exclusive Advertiser Event Tomorrow

Nokia Lumia 900 hit by bug that disables data

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Nokia's Lumia 900 launch has been partly soured by a bug encountered by early adopters. Both an AT&T source for Phone Arena, as well as buyers on Nokia's forums and those at WPCentral, have complained of the Windows Phone losing all data connections if the cellular link is restarted at...
Nokia Lumia 900 hit by bug that disables data
Honeywell joins Inmarsat in developing 50Mbps in-flight Wi-Fi
Solar-powered airplane embarks on first transcontinental flight

How Would You Improve Image Search On Twitter? Step2 Startups

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We've been busy and haven't had a chance to do a Step2 Startups post in a while. If you don't recall, this is where startup execs ask you for feedback on something they're trying to figure out. This time around, a new Twitter image search engine called ThudIT is seeking...
How Would You Improve Image Search On Twitter? Step2 Startups
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