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Yahoo to axe chat rooms feature

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Yahoo to axe public chat rooms feature of its messaging tool, criticised in the past due to underage sex-themed rooms....
Yahoo to axe chat rooms feature

Google Dumps More Products

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Google continues purging its product roster of services and applications that it considers redundant or obsolete, deciding now to axe an unpopular edition of......
Google Dumps More Products

Ben Heck mods midi controller into guitar enclosure, scores pinball soundtrack in return

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Love pinball? So does professional modder Ben Heck -- he's building a ghost hunt-themed pinball machine, and needs it to sound just right. Luckily, a local musician is happy to help, provided Heck can rejigger his midi controller into a guitar. Challenge accepted. With the help of his musician...
Ben Heck mods midi controller into guitar enclosure, scores pinball soundtrack in return

Insert Coin: Tabber lights up your fretboard, shows you the way to rock

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The idea of a lighted fretboard isn't a new one by any stretch (how do you think the Fretlight got its compound name?), but there's something to be said for not having to buy a brand new guitar for that functionality. The folks behind Tabber are working to make...
Insert Coin: Tabber lights up your fretboard, shows you the way to rock

New York Times ends support for official BlackBerry, WebOS apps

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Looks like the New York Times is signaling the death knell for RIM, albeit subtly. In a move that surely underscores the withering faith content companies have for the once beloved platform, the venerable Sulzberger-backed news organization has pulled all support for its DealBook Reader and NYTimes app for...
New York Times ends support for official BlackBerry, WebOS apps

Zynga Optimizes for Players Who Spend More Than $10K, Says Purported Former Zynga Engineer in AMA

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A person claiming to be a former Zynga engineer hosted an Ask Me Anything on Reddit last night. As proof, he or she submitted a snapshot of a termination notice and claims to have quit and have no axe to grind. Take it with a grain of salt, but Redditors...
Zynga Optimizes for Players Who Spend More Than $10K, Says Purported Former Zynga Engineer in AMA
'Futurama' cancelled yet again, final 13-episode run begins June 19th

Axe wearers go on auto-pilot with the ladies

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Axe wearers go on auto-pilot with the ladies

Guitar maker Gibson buys majority stake in TEAC, develops taste for electronica

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That gruff American rocker, Gibson Guitar, has gotten tired of its old life. Instead of just suing copycats and putting out the occasional robot axe, it's now looking to diversify, having spent $52 million on a 54 percent stake in Japanese firm TEAC. The last we heard from TEAC,...
Guitar maker Gibson buys majority stake in TEAC, develops taste for electronica

Google Keep note-taking service puts focus on Android

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Google went public with its rumored Google Keep note-taking service this afternoon, creating new competition for Evernote, Microsoft OneNote and other note-taking apps. Google Keep is available on the web (as part of Google Drive) but this is clearly an Android-first experience, tailored for Google’s mobile operating system. The free...
Google Keep note-taking service puts focus on Android
RIM CEO announces purges, wants to recapture love of enterprise IT

Google welcomes Picnik

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(Cross-posted from the Google Photos Blog)More than ever before, people are sharing and storing their photos online. But until recently, you had to edit your photos using client software on your computer. Today, we're excited to announce that Google has acquired Picnik, one of the first sites to bring photo...
Google welcomes Picnik
Cydia: Making iOS more like Android, one tweak at a time

The Apple Store Is Back Up, With New MacBook In Tow

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It was a big day for Apple at the WWDC, as Apple announced iOS 6, a new MacBook Pro, upgraded iMessage, its Google Maps competitor, oh, and a whole host of Siri updates that are seeing the iPhone’s virtual assistant slip into a little more functionality. She’s now on the...
The Apple Store Is Back Up, With New MacBook In Tow

Microsoft launches Bing Offers to round up local bargains, gives Bing Deals the axe

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Call it a deal, offer or a bargain -- isn't a discount by any name just as sweet? Microsoft seems to think so, and it recently retired Bing Deals in favor of a locally focused newcomer: Bing Offers. Like its predecessor, Offers culls discounts from a number of sources,...
Microsoft launches Bing Offers to round up local bargains, gives Bing Deals the axe

Facebook Turns Off Facebook Lite

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Facebook has stopped supporting its stripped-down Facebook Lite website. If you go to the old Facebook Lite address you’ll be redirected to the regular Facebook homepage.The change was announced on Facebook’s own Fan Page. The company didn’t elaborate on why it decided to axe Lite. Its brief status update...
Facebook Turns Off Facebook Lite

France will cut funding to its piracy police

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France’s new culture minister is not yet promising to disband the country’s internet piracy enforcement agency, Hadopi. But she already is already planning to cut its budget and to dissuade it from kicking people off the internet. Aurélie Filippetti has commissioned former Canal+ pay-TV CEO Pierre Lescure to lead a wide-ranging...
France will cut funding to its piracy police

Mozilla quietly kills Firefox 64-bit for Windows, despite an estimated 50% of testers using it

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Mozilla Engineering Manager Benjamin Smedberg last Friday quietly posted a thread over on the Google Groups mozilla.dev.planning discussion board titled “Turning off win64 builds.” By Wednesday (today), Smedberg declared that the 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows will never see the light of day. Mozilla’s manager listed the following reasons...
Mozilla quietly kills Firefox 64-bit for Windows, despite an estimated 50% of testers using it

Yahoo agrees to return Indonesian check-in service Koprol to its founders

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Yahoo-owned Koprol, the one time Foursquare-rival based out of Indonesia, has completed a 360-degree journey back to its founders, after the US-based Web giant agreed to return ownership of the name, domain and all associated intellectual property and trademarks, according to local tech blog Daily Social. The move represents a change of...
Yahoo agrees to return Indonesian check-in service Koprol to its founders

Gas Powered Games cancels Kickstarter for 'Wildman'

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Gas Powered Games unplugged its Kickstarter campaign for ‘WIldman‘ this afternoon with four days left and more than $500,000 to raise. We’ve been reporting for the past month about how CEO Chris Taylor had to let go of nearly his entire staff in January due to poor funding on Kickstarter. But then a week later,...
Gas Powered Games cancels Kickstarter for 'Wildman'

VOX jams guitar amps into Audio-Technica headphones, dubs them Amphones (ears-on)

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Guitarists and Bassists have many tools at their disposal for practicing fresh news licks without disturbing others around them. One of our favorites has been Vox's AmPlug -- a guitar amp-modeling dongle that plugs into your instrument's 1/4-inch jack, allowing you to connect headphones and an MP3 player to...
VOX jams guitar amps into Audio-Technica headphones, dubs them Amphones (ears-on)
Apple kills 17-inch MaBbook Pro in high-end laptop reshuffle

Test Dropbox’s New Android App And Snag Some Extra Storage Space

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Dropbox has no shortage of fans or users these days — their stellar wins at the Crunchies are proof of that — and now the cloud storage service is leaning on them to test an experimental new build of the Dropbox Android app. While the thrill of being on the...
Test Dropbox’s New Android App And Snag Some Extra Storage Space

See The Top 20 Biggest Web Video Advertisers Of All Time, Ranked By Reach

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Online video advertising can be tricky to measure because unlike traditional tv advertising, web video is part paid and part earned. Moreover, because the switch to online tv and watching is still relatively new, there is very little data on the lifecycle effectiveness of online video advertising. We asked our...
See The Top 20 Biggest Web Video Advertisers Of All Time, Ranked By Reach

Harmonix drops the mic, Rock Band weekly DLC ending on April 2nd

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After 275 consecutive weeks of DLC that produced over 4,000 songs, Harmonix is tuning up Rock Band for its final content release on April 2nd. As the once-prominent rock star sim walks up the Stairway to Heaven, its studio will release additional tracks and pro guitar upgrades. This final...
Harmonix drops the mic, Rock Band weekly DLC ending on April 2nd
Inkling Habitat brings pro-level digital book creation to the cloud -- but will it dent Amazon?

Apple Reportedly Discontinuing Mac Pro Sales In Europe Starting In March

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Apple’s Mac Pro has been on the chopping block for a long time according to many industry watchers and pundits, and as of March it will actually get the axe in Europe. But the Pro’s debatable market appeal isn’t what’s causing the termination of sales in that region: the existing...
Apple Reportedly Discontinuing Mac Pro Sales In Europe Starting In March

Bertelsmann's pickup of Penguin shows the poor state of British publishing | Ian Jack

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With Penguin now largely German-owned, English-language publishing is now more than ever a European concernLetters arrive by email from two publishers, promising me that things can only get better. Andrew Phillips, the chief executive of Penguin India, writes to say that the intended partnership between Penguin and Random House would "combine...
Bertelsmann's pickup of Penguin shows the poor state of British publishing | Ian Jack
ComicsAlliance blog the latest Aol property to be shut down

RUMOR: Amazon Will Launch A 10-Inch Kindle Fire, But Not An 8-Inch Model (AMZN)

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DigiTimes rumor alert! The site is reporting that Amazon will go ahead with plans to release a 10.1-inch Kindle Fire tablet in Q3 this year, but axe plans for an 8.9-inch model. There have been rumors of a larger Kindle Fire since before the current 7-inch model launched last year. ...
RUMOR: Amazon Will Launch A 10-Inch Kindle Fire, But Not An 8-Inch Model (AMZN)
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