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The One Question Facebook Has To Answer Today (FB)

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It's early on the West Coast, but we'd believe that Facebook executives Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg are having a hard time sleeping. Facebook reports its third-quarter earnings this afternoon just after 4pm eastern. We'll have live, wall-to-wall coverage on the earnings, breaking out all interesting angles. It's a huge moment...
The One Question Facebook Has To Answer Today (FB)

Fast Company Vs. The Throwbots [Video]

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iRobot, makers of the Roomba, just stopped by Fast Company's offices. They let us play with their new surveillance robot that you operate by throwing. Here's what happened. Boston-area firm iRobot is best known as the creators of the Roomba, the beloved floor-cleaning robots found in middle-class homes worldwide....
Fast Company Vs. The Throwbots [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Stellar Expected To Hit Verizon With 'Starter Mode,' $99 Price Tag

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It’s no secret by now that Verizon plans to launch a device called the Galaxy Stellar in the near future — the short-lived EvLeaks Twitter account posted a picture of it before going silent — but a recently leaked image has shed a bit more light on the new mid-range...
Samsung Galaxy Stellar Expected To Hit Verizon With 'Starter Mode,' $99 Price Tag

Toshiba's refocusing smartphone camera spells more trouble for Lytro

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After a huge buildup and splashy product announcement, Lytro’s trendy refocusing camera has so far failed to live up to its hype. While the idea of being able to point, shoot, and worry about focus later sounds appealing, the cost in dollars, missing features, and lost image quality has just...
Toshiba's refocusing smartphone camera spells more trouble for Lytro

FTC Supposedly Getting Ready To Go After Google For Antitrust Violations

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Reuters is reporting that 4 out of 5 FTC Commissioners have decided they have enough evidence to go after Google for violating antitrust laws to "hurt its rivals." Details remain sparse, but it will be interesting to see any specifics once they're out, and how they show any kind of...
FTC Supposedly Getting Ready To Go After Google For Antitrust Violations

Apple new iPad hands-on!

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Here she is -- the iPad HD! Er, new iPad. Breaking away from the numerical tracking system used before (and still used in the iPhone range), Apple has decided to highlight the most major change in its newest slate by simply dubbing it "new." By and large, the new...
Apple new iPad hands-on!

Compal Trinity ODM reference design eyes-on

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Here at its AMD's Financial Analyst day, the company had a little demo area which is where we spotted this little number -- an ODM reference unit from Compal stuffed with the company's upcoming Trinity APU. Serving as a proof-of-concept, what you're looking at is one of several units...
Compal Trinity ODM reference design eyes-on
HTC Droid DNA for Verizon Wireless hands-on

Acer outs T232HL and T272HL touchscreen displays, coming this month for $500 and up

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It must be Big Touchscreen Day over at Acer headquarters. In addition to announcing a pair of all-in-one desktops, the company is trotting out two touch-enabled monitors, available in 23- and 27-inch sizes. Though both have 1080p resolution, the 23-inch T232HL uses IPS technology to achieve wide viewing angles,...
Acer outs T232HL and T272HL touchscreen displays, coming this month for $500 and up

Microsoft wanted to partner with Facebook on patent purchase all along, but AOL auction wouldn’t allow it

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Microsoft announced today that it will be selling hundreds of patents to Facebook, a sign that it wants to protect its investment from litigation as the social network heads towards an IPO next month. But this wasn’t a sudden change of heart. According to sources familiar with the deal, Microsoft...
Microsoft wanted to partner with Facebook on patent purchase all along, but AOL auction wouldn’t allow it

Microsoft: Consumers Will Force Enterprises to Adopt Windows 8

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CIOs and managers who answer to CIOs attended the keynote sessions at the CeBIT conference in Hannover yesterday expecting Microsoft to explain to them, for the first time, where the business value in Windows 8 will come from. What they got may have been a bit of a shock:...
Microsoft: Consumers Will Force Enterprises to Adopt Windows 8
Nexus 10 available November 13th starting at $399; hands-on photos and video

MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)

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One of the most thrilling things about human existence is that you never know what's lurking around the corner. It could be a newborn baby, a sweet job, a delicious churro -- doesn't really matter, because it's a surprise, and surprises are fun and surprising. Just don't tell that...
MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)

Unintended Consequences, Lead And Crime

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If you haven't yet, you owe it to yourself to read Kevin Drum's recent article for Mother Jones about the possible link between crime rates and leaded gasoline. The article makes a rather convincing case that the massive growth, and then subsequent decline, in crime over the last six decades...
Unintended Consequences, Lead And Crime

43 Years Ago Today, We Walked On The Moon

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As lovers of technology and slaves to the news cycle, we all get caught up in the next new thing. The cynic in me notes that the 43rd anniversary of the moon landing – an occurrence that changed the course of history with a completeness and intensity that few warmongers...
43 Years Ago Today, We Walked On The Moon

What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

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A device with the power to make pets vanish has been hailed as a first step towards invisibility. Tell us where you'd go undetectedScientists have unveiled the latest step towards creating an invisibility cloak. In the quest to be able to make people and objects completely unseen, a new device...
What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

Nice video of @pierre_s stacking his mountain bike from 2 angles. with @safarik http://bit.ly/c4ov30

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Nice video of @pierre_s stacking his mountain bike from 2 angles. with @safarik http://bit.ly/c4ov30

Poll Technica: Flexible glass displays coming to an iOS device near you?

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Apple may be working on a product that uses flexible glass displays, as evidenced by a job listing that temporarily appeared on the company's site. The listing, seen by several sites and screengrabbed by 9to5Mac before its removal, showed Apple searching for a senior optical engineer to work in...
Poll Technica: Flexible glass displays coming to an iOS device near you?

Prototype 3D display maintains resolution, bumps viewing angles, spans dimensions

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If 3D has a future in our pockets, then it must be one that requires no spectacles. Not only are the goggles an issue, other key factors like resolution and viewing angles all need to be bettered before it stands a chance of broad adoption. NLT technology knows this,...
Prototype 3D display maintains resolution, bumps viewing angles, spans dimensions

Sharp's new 443 ppi 5-inch smartphone displays on show at CEATEC 2012 (eyes-on)

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Here at CEATEC, the Japanese display maker is showing of its latest portable displays. Although the vivid 1080p displays were scurried away in the corner of Sharp's stand, we managed to grab a few photos of its 443 PPI smartphone screen yet. From these prototype samples (the screen will...
Sharp's new 443 ppi 5-inch smartphone displays on show at CEATEC 2012 (eyes-on)
World's smallest 4K display is 9.6 inches in size, boasts a 458ppi pixel density

HP intros three Compaq desktops, two displays for the business set

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In addition to all the laptops and printers HP announced today, it also has a few goodies for the cube monkeys out there. The company just outed a trio of three business-grade desktops, along with two monitors. First up, there's the Compaq Elite 8300, which is aimed squarely at...
HP intros three Compaq desktops, two displays for the business set

Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered

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2011 was a tumultuous year for the Middle East, but the troubles also served as a reminder of the role technology can play in giving everyone a voice. Live video-streaming platform Bambuser is one example of how citizens took the initiative and reported on events from their own perspective, often...
Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered

Copyright Dispute Means Germans Can't See All Those Russian Meteor Videos

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You might have heard about last week's Russian meteor strike. The news, which broke quickly and was so odd that many initially suspected a hoax or even a viral marketing campaign, was rapidly realized as legitimate. Part of what helped the news spread so quickly was a ton of videos...
Copyright Dispute Means Germans Can't See All Those Russian Meteor Videos
StadiumVision turns every smartphone at Brooklyn Nets games into a live video scoreboard

The Asian Art Museum in SF unveils new augmented reality app for its Terracotta Warriors exhibit

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In San Francisco, there are several great places to visit, including the Asian Art Museum. Yesterday, I was invited to check out its latest exhibition, China’s Terracotta Warriors, and test out its new iOS application that it hopes visitors will find enhances their experience. The app uses augmented reality to...
The Asian Art Museum in SF unveils new augmented reality app for its Terracotta Warriors exhibit
Review: Verizon's Motorola RAZR M is my favorite little Droid
Acer Iconia Tab A700 now shipping for $449.99

Samsung's new Galaxy Phone gets official teaser (video)

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The countdown is over and Samsung's not offering much to whet our appetite. Some opaque angles of galactic travel are meant to represent next week's big news story, alongside some brief claims of technology that fits easily into your hand and finishes on those glossy enamel puddles seen earlier....
Samsung's new Galaxy Phone gets official teaser (video)

Nexus 10 hands-on (video)

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The Samsung-made Nexus 10 just landed in our hands, and we had a little time to take it for a spin. It's no secret that this particular tablet is ready for some serious hand-to-hand combat against the iPad, possessing a rather stunning set of components and solid build quality....
Nexus 10 hands-on (video)
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?