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Microsoft confirms ‘millions’ using the Windows 8 release preview, details coming RTM updates

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Today Microsoft confirmed what many assumed, that there are millions of users of the Windows 8 release preview. Previously, the company had made it public that ‘hundreds of thousands’ were using its Mail app on a daily basis. TNW posited that the statistic implied a userbase in the millions. We were...
Microsoft confirms ‘millions’ using the Windows 8 release preview, details coming RTM updates

IDC: The iPhone is once again the world’s No. 1 smartphone

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Regained the spot that it took from Nokia in June and gave up to Samsung in September Click to enlarge. Source: IDC It will come as no surprise to Apple (AAPL) watchers that the company sold 37 million iPhones last quarter. Tim Cook reported that number two weeks ago. Getting...
IDC: The iPhone is once again the world’s No. 1 smartphone

AMD Radeon HD 7970 could get 'GHz Edition', put the hurtz on NVIDIA

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AMD's Radeon HD 7770 and 7870 reference cards already sport 1GHz clock speeds, but so far the high-end flagship 7970 has been stuck at 925MHz. That'd be no big deal, perhaps, were it not for rival NVIDIA's benchmark-stealing GeForce GTX 680, which autonomously adjusts its clock speed on the...
AMD Radeon HD 7970 could get 'GHz Edition', put the hurtz on NVIDIA

More Claims of October Launch for Updated iMac Models

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With Apple opting not to release updated iMac models at its Worldwide Developers Conference last month, there has been considerable debate over the timing of the next update. Several of the hardware pieces such as Ivy Bridge processors are already available to support an update, and with the last update...
More Claims of October Launch for Updated iMac Models

MacBook Pro and iMac with Ivy Bridge processors crop up on benchmarks

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Yup, Apples are bound to flow beneath the Ivy Bridge at some point, but how much of a performance boost will they deliver? If you're happy to hold onto a little skepticism, then two unexpected appearances on the Geekbench site could offer some early answers. The first purports to...
MacBook Pro and iMac with Ivy Bridge processors crop up on benchmarks

New Apple iPad tops our tablet Ratings

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The high-resolution screen of the new iPad establishes a new benchmark in excellence, providing the best rendering of detail and color accuracy we've ever seen on a tablet display. As a result, the iPad tops our new tablet Ratings, posted today. Performance on the new iPad ($500 to $830)...
New Apple iPad tops our tablet Ratings

Engineers boost AMD CPU performance by 20% without overclocking

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Engineers at North Carolina State University have used a novel technique to boost the performance of an AMD Fusion APU by more than 20%. This speed-up was achieved purely through software and using commercial (probably Llano) silicon. No overclocking was used.In an AMD APU there is both a CPU and...
Engineers boost AMD CPU performance by 20% without overclocking

Samsung announces 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad as basis for Galaxy S3

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Looking for something a bit more solid than a third-party benchmark? We can do that. "Already in production the Exynos 4 Quad is scheduled to be adopted first into Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone that will official be announced in May." Straight from the horse's mouth. Developing....Continue reading Samsung announces...
Samsung announces 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad as basis for Galaxy S3

Zuckerberg closed Instagram deal without Facebook board approval

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What’s cooler than a billion dollars? A billion dollars without board approval. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook’s acquisition of mobile photo sharing app Instagram was pursued by Mark Zuckerberg alone, with board members notified only hours before the deal was set to close. According to one...
Zuckerberg closed Instagram deal without Facebook board approval

LG busts out a trio of L-series phones in the run up to MWC

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LG's gotten all excited and spilled even more beans ahead of MWC as to what offerings we'll see at the big Iberian shindig. The L-Series is a trio of phones we're already part-way familiar with, given that the budget L3 was leaked back in January. The L5 and L7...
LG busts out a trio of L-series phones in the run up to MWC

Payvment Leverages Social Data To Help Merchants Optimize Sales On Facebook

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Payvment, a startup that allows anyone to create and operate a retail storefront on Facebook, is debuting a new feature today that allows merchants to monitor key social commerce metrics to help drive sales. Payvment’s Facebook App, which launched in November of 2009, lets anyone create a retail store on...
Payvment Leverages Social Data To Help Merchants Optimize Sales On Facebook

Consumer Reports: Forget what we said before, new iPad is the best we’ve ever seen

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Consumer Reports took a beating for measuring the new iPads heat and charging non-issues under intense loads.  But when it comes down to it, they still overwhelmingly recommend Apple’s new device. The high-resolution screen of the new iPad establishes a new benchmark in excellence, providing the best rendering of detail and color...
Consumer Reports: Forget what we said before, new iPad is the best we’ve ever seen

Nokia 808 PureView impressions, camera showdown with the iPhone 4S and HTC One S

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Nokia invited us to take a tour of the Carl Zeiss HQ in Germany, all in the name of getting some time to shoot with the pair's latest project, the 808 PureView. Sure, you've heard the specs: a 41-megapixel sensor, f/2.4 Carl Zeiss lens and a focal length of...
Nokia 808 PureView impressions, camera showdown with the iPhone 4S and HTC One S
Galaxy S II successor to have quad-core processor with 'superlative' benchmarks, will be shown on May 3rd

The Wall Street Journal sees 19.7m video streams in May, as WSJ Live prepares for Xbox launch

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The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is a publication steeped in history, with more than 120 years of reportage to its name since it launched in July 1889. Today, WSJ is the biggest US publication in terms of average weekday circulation, and if you hadn’t noticed it has also been making...
The Wall Street Journal sees 19.7m video streams in May, as WSJ Live prepares for Xbox launch
The new iPad runs 10 degrees hotter, visualized

Velocity Micro relaunches Overdrive gaming desktop: overclocked to 4.6GHz, with trio of GeForce graphics

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After furnishing its latest machines with fresh Ivy Bridge processors, Velocity Micro has decided to tend to its high-performance gaming machines. The desktop's Overdrive BigBlock GTX promises to be "the new benchmark for extreme speed and luxury." It reckons it accomplishes this with a Core i7 3960X processor, "hyperclocked"...
Velocity Micro relaunches Overdrive gaming desktop: overclocked to 4.6GHz, with trio of GeForce graphics

5 ways to generate leads via Linkedin

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Linkedin’s been on a bit of a tear lately. Whether it’s the company’s recent acquisition of Rapportive, or the fact that it’s outpacing Facebook’s growth in Indonesia, clearly Linkedin means business– in more ways than one. Of all the social networks floating around out there today, Linkedin is the benchmark when...
5 ways to generate leads via Linkedin

Google Releases A Playbook For “Winning With Mobile”

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As Google continues to push businesses to embrace mobile advertising, it’s trying to make that process a little less intimidating with a new publication titled “The Mobile Playbook: The Busy Executive’s Guide to Winning with Mobile.” The playbook is co-written by Jason Spero, Google’s head of mobile sales and strategy...
Google Releases A Playbook For “Winning With Mobile”

iMac Update Might Be Coming Sooner Rather Than Later

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Back in mid-May, a pair of Geekbench 2 benchmarks that claimed to be from unreleased MacBook Pro and iMac models appeared, setting off speculation that updates to both lines might be imminent if the entries were indeed legitimate. But with Apple not updating the iMac earlier this week at its...
iMac Update Might Be Coming Sooner Rather Than Later

HTC Ville to run on a dual-core Snapdragon S4?

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Well looky here. A phone bearing the alluring name of "HTC VLE_U" just cropped up on NenaMark2 with a healthy 57.50 average frame rate. More interesting than the score, however, is the reference to a Qualcomm Adreno 225 GPU, which -- assuming this is legit -- strongly implies the...
HTC Ville to run on a dual-core Snapdragon S4?

Kickstarter project ‘Double Fine Adventure’ hits a record-breaking $3 million

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Last month we alerted you to what we felt was one of the best docks for the iPhone that has yet to be made. The Elevation Dock still looks just as good but it’s now gained the distinction of being Kickstarter’s first project to garner $1M in crowd-sourced funding. But shortly after that benchmark...
Kickstarter project ‘Double Fine Adventure’ hits a record-breaking $3 million

Huawei 10-inch MediaPad hands-on

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Sadly, when this gorgeous slab of glass and silicon was unveiled at MWC, Huawei wouldn't let us put our greasy hands on it -- and with good reason, the spectacular panel on the MediaPad 10 is a bit of a fingerprint magnet. But, we're happy to report that the...
Huawei 10-inch MediaPad hands-on
Sony working on a Tegra 3 Android 4.0 tablet?

Sony NEX-F3 review

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Just shy of a year ago, we reviewed the Sony NEX-C3, a mirrorless camera that quickly became our benchmark when it came to entry-level interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs). We praised its excellent image quality, generally consistent performance, overall solid design and, best of all, its $600 price tag --...
Sony NEX-F3 review
Tablet sales to reach 119M units in 2012, 369M in 2016

Intel 520 Series drive to set new SSD benchmark

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Intel announces the availability of its 520 Series solid-state drive that's slated to redefine consumer-grade SSD performance....
Intel 520 Series drive to set new SSD benchmark

Pinterest Has An Invitation To The Billion Dollar Startup Club, But Will It Accept?

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You know who the busiest man in the startup world is right now? Pinterest’s newly-minted CEO Ben Silbermann, who from what we’re hearing is so preoccupied with shipping product that he hasn’t been taking any investors calls. And there are a lot of freakin’ calls (Fact: Silbermann’s voice mailbox is...
Pinterest Has An Invitation To The Billion Dollar Startup Club, But Will It Accept?

This Investor Made $78 Million On A $250,000 Bet, And Everyone Thinks He Blew It

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A couple years ago, SIlicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz invested $250,000 into a startup called Burbn – something of a Foursquare-clone. Burbn didn't work out, and its cofounding CEO, Kevin Systrom, decided the company should make a new product, a mobile photo-sharing app, under a new name: Instagram....
This Investor Made $78 Million On A $250,000 Bet, And Everyone Thinks He Blew It
Feast your eyes on new iPad unboxing porn, benchmarks confirm 1GB RAM (video)
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