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(Founder Stories) Aereo's Chet Kanojia Urges Entrepreneurs To "Go For The Difficult Problems" [TCTV]

How Key Decisions In Copyright Cases Can Impact The Pace Of Technological Innovation

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Next month, I have a law review article coming out, specifically focused on how much innovation is held back and hindered when courts rule against new and innovative technologies based on the claim that they are infringing copyrights. This goes well beyond just the technology on trial itself, but many...
How Key Decisions In Copyright Cases Can Impact The Pace Of Technological Innovation
RCA reinvents mobile TV for the tablet universe

Philadelphia Vigilante Doesn’t Want To Hear Your Public Phone Calls

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A man named Eric who (uselessly) refuses to give up his last name (which I swear isn’t Eldon) has taken it upon himself to rid the world of annoying public cell phone conversations. But how, you might ask, is Eric X doing this? Just through the illegal purchase and use...
Philadelphia Vigilante Doesn’t Want To Hear Your Public Phone Calls
To Truly Stop Aereo, TV Broadcasters Need To Innovate Like Hell
REPORT: Apple Will Have Incredibly Fast WiFi In Its 2013 Mac Computers (AAPL, BRCM)

Afghanistan announces satellite tender

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International partner sought to put Afghanistan's first satellite in orbit to improve the country's television and internet coverageLess than two decades after the Taliban made bonfires of film reels outside Kabul's cinemas, banned television and condemned weather forecasting as sorcery, the government that replaced them is seeking a partner to...
Afghanistan announces satellite tender

Does it help the homeless to turn them into a Wi-Fi hotspot? | John Bird

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The idea of homeless people as hotspots is unpalatable until you consider the opportunity for them to become content providersTurning homeless people into internet hotspots, as they're doing at the South by Southwest Festival (SxSW) in Texas this week, has a certain ring of familiarity to it. A woman who...
Does it help the homeless to turn them into a Wi-Fi hotspot? | John Bird

Researchers take full control of cockroach's movement, turn it into a wireless sensor

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Built-in power supply? Check. Ability to survive anything? Check. Easy to control? Okay, anyone who's had a cockroach as an uninvited houseguest knows that's not the case. So, rather than re-inventing the biological wheel with a robotic version, North Carolina State university researchers have figured out a way to...
Researchers take full control of cockroach's movement, turn it into a wireless sensor

Judge rules against broadcasters, denying injunction against Aereo TV

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In March, a coalition of major broadcasters sued a New York City-based TV-streaming start-up called Aereo, which the broadcasters said was stealing their content so users could watch TV online. Today, a Manhattan US District Judge ruled against the coalition, which includes ABC, CBS, NBCUniversal, and Fox, saying he would...
Judge rules against broadcasters, denying injunction against Aereo TV

Sony signs agreement with Watchdata in bid to bring SIM-based NFC solutions to more mobile devices

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Ensuring that it is well-placed to tap the emerging trend of NFC-enabled smartphones and tablets, Sony has signed an agreement with Singapore-based smart card specialist Watchdata to help integrate its FeliCa contactless technology into its partner’s SIMpass solutions starting in 2013. As part of the deal, Sony and Watchdata will...
Sony signs agreement with Watchdata in bid to bring SIM-based NFC solutions to more mobile devices
Microsoft blends PCs and tablets with new Surface devices

The Engadget Interview: VP of design Scott Croyle talks HTC One at MWC 2013

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It's no secret that we're big fans of the HTC One here at Engadget -- we've already written at length about the handset's hardware design, software features and imaging chops. At MWC, we were lucky to spend some time with Scott Croyle, VP of design, to discuss the company's...
The Engadget Interview: VP of design Scott Croyle talks HTC One at MWC 2013
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Lumia 900 gets splayed into itty-bitty Finnish pieces by the FCC

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Sure, the FCC didn't get to tear apart the delectable white Lumia 900 we're oh-so-smitten with, but given the cadaver activities undertaken upon a smartphone that hasn't yet gone on sale, beggars can't be choosers. Inside the filing you'll find a full manual and a bevy of internal shots...
Lumia 900 gets splayed into itty-bitty Finnish pieces by the FCC
The missing link: Microsoft Surface

Here are the specs of Microsoft’s Surface tablets

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Today at Microsoft’s mysterious event in LA, the company has announced it’s own tablet: Microsoft Surface, which is a decently slick looking tablet that touts a kickstand and an admittedly cool keyboard cover. This is a tablet with the use-case of a laptop. Here are the specs that Microsoft has...
Here are the specs of Microsoft’s Surface tablets

Forget the Ultrabook -- Go With the New Commodore!

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Why buy a modern computer with a standard operating system, keyboard and display, when you can buy a Commodore Amiga? Commodore USA, the Florida-based start-up company that’s been producing replicas of the popular Commodore computers of the 1980s, has re-introduced a new Commodore Amiga Mini, a 7.5-inch by 3-inch computer...
Forget the Ultrabook -- Go With the New Commodore!

Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

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Mozilla won't be launching its own hardware to run the in-development Firefox OS, but it's just announced it has built a "Developer Preview Phone" for putting the OS through its paces. It's not quite the same as the mystery device we saw sporting Firefox OS at CES, but its...
Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

The Leggiest Creature On Earth Lives Near Silicon Valley

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The leggiest animal in the world can have up to 750 legs and lives in northern California, on the outskirts of Silicon Valley. The bizarre creature is the millipede Illacme plenipes. First spotted in 1928, the Illacme plenipes was thought to be extinct until entomologist Paul Marek from the University of Arizona...
The Leggiest Creature On Earth Lives Near Silicon Valley
Inside the instrument landing system that keeps the tarmac safe for planes

The phone's gone dead | Linda Grant

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As we take to Twitter and text more and more, making calls and speaking to someone has become a heritage technologyThis week I have received two dinner invitations via Twitter direct message; they bounced into my iPhone as email alerts. I was asked if I would like to write this...
The phone's gone dead | Linda Grant

A TV Platform So Disruptive Everyone's Suing It

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We chat with Chet Kanojia of Aereo, the new TV-where-and-when-you-want-it service that has a few legal troubles. Could Aereo finally disrupt the loathed cable bundle--and TV altogether?Chet Kanojia is the CEO of Aereo, a Barry Diller-backed, TV-in-your-browser platform that launched in mid-March in a limited New York City release. For...
A TV Platform So Disruptive Everyone's Suing It

Graphene acts as plasmonic antenna, leads towards 0.1nm wires in chips

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Are you sick of graphene-related breakthroughs yet? No? Excellent! That’s good news because I’m about to write the coolest, sexiest, most scientific sentence you’ll ever see on ExtremeTech. A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has shown that single-atom silicon defects in sheets...
Graphene acts as plasmonic antenna, leads towards 0.1nm wires in chips

Verizon Wireless launches LTE-based home broadband: $60 gets you 10GB

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Today, Verizon Wireless introduced a brand new broadband service: LTE-based home broadband internet. Called “HomeFusion Broadband,” the new service uses a specialized device that is professionally installed and connected to a separate router to offer internet service in a house.The service is what many in the industry call “fixed mobile...
Verizon Wireless launches LTE-based home broadband: $60 gets you 10GB

New Europe-Wide Radio Telescope To Look For ET

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astroengine writes "A new radio telescope is under construction, consisting of 44 stations (each consisting of several antennae) spread across Europe. The pan-European Low Frequency Array (or LOFAR) is half built and already returning unprecedented observations of cosmic radio sources. The best thing is, when it's complete, SETI will be...
New Europe-Wide Radio Telescope To Look For ET

ET deals: 20% off Dell's Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop with discrete graphics

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15-inch laptops are a dime a dozen these days. You can practically recite the specs of any $500-600 15-incher in your sleep: Core i5, 1366×768 (glossy) screen, plastic chassis, integrated graphics, and a plethora of ports.Thanks to the decreased cost and increased competition in the PC industry, $500-600 is the...
ET deals: 20% off Dell's Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop with discrete graphics

Barry Diller's Aereo May Prevail Against Broadcasters on a Legal Technicality

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Mr. Diller Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan denied broadcasters’ request for a preliminary injunction on Aereo, a service backed by Barry Diller that lets users live-stream basic channels like NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, all of which are suing the startup. The plaintiffs, concerned about their advertising dollars, asked for...
Barry Diller's Aereo May Prevail Against Broadcasters on a Legal Technicality

Samsung's ST200F goes on sale in Korea, wants you to know it exists

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Having trouble remembering Samsung's ST200F? You're forgiven as it was announced during the feed-busting monster that is CES, and alongside three other (arguably more interesting) Sammy WiFi-enabled shooters. No matter, as today the company's jogged our memory by letting us know the 16 megapixel shooter will soon soon grace...
Samsung's ST200F goes on sale in Korea, wants you to know it exists

Parasitic wasp larvae clean house by sanitizing cockroaches

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Parasitic wasps check out a cockroach egg. UFL.edu The life history of Ampulex compressa, the emerald cockroach wasp, is likely to make you squirm. A female wasp stings a cockroach—momentarily paralyzing its front legs—and drags it by its antennae to her burrow, where she glues a single egg to...
Parasitic wasp larvae clean house by sanitizing cockroaches
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