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The Department Of Transportation Wants Cars To Disable Texting While Driving

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In an effort to reduce the number of deaths each year due to distracted driving, the Department of Transportation has created a set of guidelines for automakers that aims to reduce the use of mobile devices while in motion. To do so, the DOT wants cars to disable functions...
The Department Of Transportation Wants Cars To Disable Texting While Driving

Apple asks European standards body for more transparency on FRAND licensing

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With its legal battles intensifying across the globe, Apple has appealed to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, calling for a more consistent approach to the licensing of essential patents. In a letter dated November 11th, Cupertino outlined its issues with today's licensing system, with a particular emphasis on patents...
Apple asks European standards body for more transparency on FRAND licensing

Farewell, App Store? Netizine Turns Magazines Into Social Networks, Runs On HTML5

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As e-book publishers and Apple face an antitrust lawsuit over pricing, magazine publishers are now looking into an alternative solution to the digital pricing dilemma: being able to extricate themselves from Apple’s grip entirely. A startup called Netizine, makers of a new, tablet-ready social magazine platform for publishers is currently in talks with...
Farewell, App Store? Netizine Turns Magazines Into Social Networks, Runs On HTML5
4Mads, An Adtech Startup For DIY Web And Mobile Ads, Acquired By InSequent

Are Passwords Becoming Obsolete?

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About 1 billion people use the internet on a regular basis. Consider the sheer scale of this information. Now, imagine the number of passwords that are used daily by all these people. Most regular users are familiar with the limited capacities we seem to have to remember passwords. Each of...
Are Passwords Becoming Obsolete?
RIM drops app-sideloading support thanks to “Android Market Cesspool”

RIM could be forced into Windows Phone 8 deal

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Following RIMís dire Q1 2013 results, sources have revealed that a late switch to Windows Phone 8 is being seriously considered as an option, reports Reuters. In addition to announcing a record $518 million loss during its conference call, the company also announced that its comeback OS, BlackBerry 10 has...
RIM could be forced into Windows Phone 8 deal

Visualized: AT&T's network-boosting Small Cell

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WiFi used to be the only somewhat reliable way for a carrier to plug up holes in its network coverage. It's a tactic AT&T's used to great effect in many metropolitan areas where it offers wireless service. But short of acquiring more spectrum -- a costly and time-consuming process...
Visualized: AT&T's network-boosting Small Cell

Google+ expands SMS support to over 41 countries, lets you stay social over text

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On the off chance your cell phone is of the decidedly dumb variety, Mountain View's engineers have worked out an alternative solution to keep your Google + circles intersecting. Initially available only for the U.S. and Indian markets at the time of the social service's launch, the search giant's...
Google+ expands SMS support to over 41 countries, lets you stay social over text

Print from iPad, Cellphones with ‘Google Cloud Print’

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After the lack of Flash support and the “missing” camera, one of the biggest complaints about the iPad is that you can’t print from it, with or without a wire. Google is about to solve this problem with cloud-printing, which will send your documents from a mobile device to...
Print from iPad, Cellphones with ‘Google Cloud Print’
Your Cloud Provider Is Toast. Now What?
Google Nexus 7 Will Be Available September 3 In France, Other European Countries To Follow

Face.com shuts down API and Klik mobile app following Facebook acquisition

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Three weeks after being acquired by Facebook, Face.com announced it will shut down its facial recognition APIs and it has already removed its mobile app Klik from the App Store. The Israeli company built facial recognition software for web and mobile applications, which could identify and tag people in a...
Face.com shuts down API and Klik mobile app following Facebook acquisition

ThinkFlood closes shop, brings RedEye universal remote down with it

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Fans of ThinkFlood might want to shed a few tears today, as the company has just announced it's closing its doors. As a reminder, ThinkFlood was responsible for the RedEye universal remote control system that allowed any smartphone or web-connected device to control everything from a home theatre to...
ThinkFlood closes shop, brings RedEye universal remote down with it

Hybrid email client and to-do list app, Taskbox, launches new look and features to challenge Mailbox

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Highly anticipated iOS email app Mailbox launched nearly a month ago, but frustratingly, tens of thousands are still caught in its dreaded waiting list. If you’re looking for an alternative solution to inbox overload that you can use today, Taskbox, a hybrid email client and to-do list app, has reached version 2.0 and...
Hybrid email client and to-do list app, Taskbox, launches new look and features to challenge Mailbox

Google killing Google Checkout, migrating some to Google Wallet

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Today, Google made it known to its array of merchants that it is discontinuing the Google Checkout functionality, and migrating some existing users to Google Wallet. In a blog post announcing the move, Google called the Wallet product "a platform that enables merchants to meet the demands of a multi-screen...
Google killing Google Checkout, migrating some to Google Wallet

WSJ: Dell to report weak FQ1 EPS of $0.20 on better-than expected revenue of $14 billion

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According to the Wall Street Journal (via CNBC), Dell will report fiscal first quarter revenue of $14 billion, higher than the $13.5 billion that was expected. However, the firm’s earnings per share were dramatically weak, coming in on a non-GAAP basis at $0.20, under the expected $0.35. For context, in...
WSJ: Dell to report weak FQ1 EPS of $0.20 on better-than expected revenue of $14 billion

LG Display drops injunction request on Galaxy Note 10.1, seeks 'alternative solution' with Samsung

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A patent struggle between LG Display and Samsung Display kicked off late last year when the latter filed a lawsuit claiming its counterpart had stolen technology secrets tied to the production of OLED screens. In turn, LG threatened its own injunctions and the fight was on but now it...
LG Display drops injunction request on Galaxy Note 10.1, seeks 'alternative solution' with Samsung
Hashing for privacy in social apps
Apple and Google potential additions to Dow Jones index

Dell investors Carl Icahn and Southeastern team up to offer alternative to Dell buyout

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Dell shareholders Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management has clubbed together to propose an alternative solution to the buyout of the computer firm. According to both CNBC and the Wall Street Journal, the sides are collaborating to propose a $12 per share cash and finance deal to buy the remainder of Dell....
Dell investors Carl Icahn and Southeastern team up to offer alternative to Dell buyout
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