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GM axes Hummer after buyer backs out

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GM axes Hummer after buyer backs out

Qualcomm axes its own Mirasol production, will only bring some devices to market itself

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Talk about flying under the radar. While everyone's focus on Qualcomm's results last week centered on the mobile chip business going gangbusters, the company quietly revealed during its fiscal results call that it's backing out of producing Mirasol displays itself. CEO Paul Jacobs instead wants the company licensing out...
Qualcomm axes its own Mirasol production, will only bring some devices to market itself

Why Google Will Abandon Android

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This article is the opinion of the author and should not be confused as news. Google has not actually decided to abandon Android. In short order, Google will launch its tablet. And in doing so it will start down the path of abandoning Android. As I explained in my article on...
Why Google Will Abandon Android

Tumblr axes editorial team behind Storyboard 'experiment'

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Saying it "couldn't be happier" with its effort, blogging platform lays off team of journalists hired to cover Tumblr as a "living, breathing community." [Read more]...
Tumblr axes editorial team behind Storyboard 'experiment'

Sharp reportedly axes 5,000 employees, shifts focus to smartphone displays

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Sharp reportedly axes 5,000 employees, shifts focus to smartphone displays

"Vikings" Land on Amazon's Lovefilm in UK, Germany

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Amazon is exporting “Vikings”, the hit drama from A&E’s History cable network, to Europe, via its Lovefilm movie service. The axes-and-helmets drama, which started airing in the U.S. this year, will stream exclusively on Amazon’s Lovefilm Instant service later this month, bypassing cable and other outlets....
"Vikings" Land on Amazon's Lovefilm in UK, Germany

NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'

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Because nothing quite says "hip brand rejuvenation" like associating your channel with an 80-year-old magazine, NBCUniversal today announced the rebranding and makeover of its G4 television channel into "The Esquire Channel" (as in Esquire magazine). G4 primarily aired video game-centric programming, as well as a vast array of re-runs...
NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'

Microsoft axes handful of Zune Music features

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Users will lose many social features on Friday, including the ability to send and receive messages, invite friends, and share songs, albums, and playlists. [Read more]...
Microsoft axes handful of Zune Music features

Four years after buying Plazes, Nokia axes pioneering location-based social network

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Nokia has just sent out an email to users of location-based social network Plazes – though I can imagine there were many users still using it – to inform them that the service will be shut down as soon as next week. Plazes allowed users to post their location and...
Four years after buying Plazes, Nokia axes pioneering location-based social network

Apps Rush: George Harrison, Toca House, The Land of Me, Lion King, Fortean Times and more

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What's new on the app stores on Friday 24 February 2012A selection of 23 new apps for you today:The Guitar Collection: George HarrisonGeorge Harrison owned a fair few guitars, and now they're being shown off in an iPad app made by Bandwdth. It offers spinnable 360-degree photographs of seven of...
Apps Rush: George Harrison, Toca House, The Land of Me, Lion King, Fortean Times and more

HP shutters German location, axes 850 jobs

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As part of its recovery and restructuring plan announced under new CEO Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard said today it is closing its Russelsheim, Germany site. In doing so, the manufacturer will cut 850 jobs, with another 250 possibly able to transfer to HP partners or clients. The company claimed that...
HP shutters German location, axes 850 jobs

Hands on: The Xbox One controller's refined d-pad and 4 independent vibrators

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The controller of the Xbox One is a refinement of the 360′s controller on pretty much every cosmetic vector. But there are also a few changes that go more than skin deep and we got a chance to chat with some of the Microsoft folks about the update. The new...
Hands on: The Xbox One controller's refined d-pad and 4 independent vibrators

Google axes more services as 'spring cleaning' continues

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Google announced this week that it would be discontinuing a number of its services as the search company continues to narrow its focus. In a post on the company's blog earlier this week, Google laid out which services it would be discontinuing and why. The new feature reductions, which cover...
Google axes more services as 'spring cleaning' continues

Airline axes 2 tons of TVs in favor of Apple's iPad

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With iPads appearing in all kinds of business for any number of reasons, one airline made the switch to Apple's tablet to help decrease the weight of its planes. [Read more]...
Airline axes 2 tons of TVs in favor of Apple's iPad

iRobot applies for 'all-in-one' 3D printer patent: aims to reduce need for post-processing

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It's no floor cleaner, so it looks like iRobot's looking to expand its horizons, filing a patent application for a "robotic fabricator". While not granted (yet), the USPTO filing outlines an all-in-one 3D printer that is capable of post-print milling and processing. Typical 3D printing results in an 'overhang'...
iRobot applies for 'all-in-one' 3D printer patent: aims to reduce need for post-processing

Robotic wheelchair concept adds leg-like movement, tackles stairs with ease (video)

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Why choose between legs and wheels when you can have both? Well, that's the theory behind a robotic wheelchair concept from the Chiba Institute of Technology, which uses leg-like motion to conquer obstacles a run-of-the-mill wheelchair can't. The key is the five axes its base rotates on, allowing individual...
Robotic wheelchair concept adds leg-like movement, tackles stairs with ease (video)

Real-life tractor beam developed at NYU

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Physicists at New York University have demonstrated a micro-tractor beam capable of pushing and pulling molecules. The system by David B. Ruffner and David G. Grier consists of a set of superimposed Bessel beams—beams which do not spread and are capable of self healing after partial obstruction—which is able to...
Real-life tractor beam developed at NYU

Apple's Lead Designer Jony Ive: 'Our Goal Isn't to Make Money' (AAPL)

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Apple's lead designer Jony Ive gave a speech at the British Embassy's Creative Summit, and Wired was on hand to pick up some of what he was talking about. Here are his best lines: "We are really pleased with our revenues but our goal isn't to make money. It sounds...
Apple's Lead Designer Jony Ive: 'Our Goal Isn't to Make Money' (AAPL)

Google Docs Gets Customizable Styles, Sparklines and Google+ Sharing for Forms

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Google just announced some welcome new features for Google Docs. Maybe the most important of these updates is Google Doc's new-found ability to apply changes to a document's style and formatting across the document with just a few clicks. This means that if you want to change how subtitles look,...
Google Docs Gets Customizable Styles, Sparklines and Google+ Sharing for Forms

CloudKick: Practical Efforts for Unifying the Cloud

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The team over at CloudKick have been busy connecting open standards with its efforts to monitor cloud computing. By focusing on different cloud providers and listening to customers, the company is in a good position to nudge cloud computing implementations towards open source - and live to tell about it....
CloudKick: Practical Efforts for Unifying the Cloud
iPad-focused magazine The Daily axes a third of its staff

Samsung reportedly axes Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 production to add quad-core CPU

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This is, well, a little strange. The fine folks over at Netbooknews are reporting that Samsung has ended production on the GT P5100 -- better known as the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The story comes courtesy of an unnamed "Korean Samsung insider" who claims the device is getting upgraded...
Samsung reportedly axes Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 production to add quad-core CPU

NPD Group dissolves In-Stat brand; possibly 30 analysts laid off

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NPD axes its In-Stat tech research unit, possibly leaving 30 people or more without jobs....
NPD Group dissolves In-Stat brand; possibly 30 analysts laid off

HP reportedly axes 270 jobs from webOS unit

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Layoffs continue with another Silicon Valley giant as HP prepares to let go of 270 employees from its webOS department....
HP reportedly axes 270 jobs from webOS unit
Motorola axes another 1,200 employees in its ongoing quest to cut costs

Apple axes 17-inch MacBook Pro, giant laptop owners weep

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As we suspected when Apple updated traditional MacBook Pros, Apple has quietly dropped the 17-inch MacBook Pro. From here on out, it's either the 13- or 15-inch models. Developing...Apple axes 17-inch MacBook Pro, giant laptop owners weep originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:24:00 EDT. Please...
Apple axes 17-inch MacBook Pro, giant laptop owners weep

3D scanning with the Smithsonian's laser cowboys (video)

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"We're not scanning every object in the collection," Adam Metallo tells me, offering up the information almost as soon as we set foot in the Smithsonian's Digitization office. It's an important piece of information he wants to make sure I have, right off the bat. It seems that, when...
3D scanning with the Smithsonian's laser cowboys (video)
Google axes Reader and Google Voice for Blackberry
IBM says its cloud biz is growing like crazy but provides no real numbers
Microsoft makes 3D navigation mobile with wearable Digits protoype
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