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Roku adds BBC iPlayer channel as it starts shipping in the UK

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Just as Netflix is nearly ubiquitous on media streaming platforms in the US, BBC's iPlayer is pretty much a default app in the UK so it's no surprise to see it show up on Roku's boxes just as they start shipping across the Atlantic. As detailed in the press...
Roku adds BBC iPlayer channel as it starts shipping in the UK

7 ways to market your brand on Pinterest

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Pinterest is popping up all over; in fact, sources say it’s the fastest-growing social media site to date, especially for women. The image-sharing network, co-founded by Iowa’s Ben Silbermann, launched in March 2010. By August 2011 it had already made it onto Time Magazine’s ’50 Best Websites for 2011’ list. By...
7 ways to market your brand on Pinterest

Google Fiber GFHD100 'IP set-top box' breezes through the FCC, doesn't say where it's headed

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The future of Google as a hardware manufacturer (beyond its purchase of Motorola) continues to be shrouded in rumor and mystery, but the GFHD100 box that just popped up in the FCC's database is very much a fact. As seen in the pictures, it's sporting a Google Fiber label...
Google Fiber GFHD100 'IP set-top box' breezes through the FCC, doesn't say where it's headed
Apple to demo new TV OS at WWDC next week
Let 1,000 Boxees bloom: fighting Big Cable's encryption initiative

Farmigo Brings Farmer's Markets Online (And Into Your Office) With Its New Local Food Communities, Raises $8M

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Back in September 2011, Farmigo took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt and launched its site for discovering and enrolling in Community Supported Agriculture programs (where you can sign up to receive boxes of fresh produce from local farms). Ultimately, however, founder and CEO Benzi Ronen told me the CSA model...
Farmigo Brings Farmer's Markets Online (And Into Your Office) With Its New Local Food Communities, Raises $8M

LG announces infrared-equipped Optimus Vu II and universal remote app

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LG just outed the Optimus Vu II for the Korean market, designed around a remote control app, QRemote. The company's translated PR claims (erroneously) that the new device will be "the world's first smartphone using infrared," letting it operate gear like set-top boxes and home appliances, including other companies'...
LG announces infrared-equipped Optimus Vu II and universal remote app

Google wants to let Chrome apps interact with your TV and other devices

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Google’s Chrome team appears to be looking to extend the way the browser connects with other devices, incorporating support for a new protocol that will enable Chrome apps to discover and interact with “first screen devices.” According to François Beaufort, who recently discovered that Google will attempt to bring Google...
Google wants to let Chrome apps interact with your TV and other devices

Google reportedly considering sell-off of Motorola's set-top box business

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This one is still far from a sure thing and would represent something of an about-face from earlier statements made by CEO Larry Page, but The New York Post is reporting today that Google may be looking to sell-off Motorola Mobility's set-top box division as its $12.5 acquisition of the...
Google reportedly considering sell-off of Motorola's set-top box business

New VMware CEO Speaks: Nicira Is Ours Now (VMW, CSCO)

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Last Thursday, just before the stroke of midnight, cloud-computing startup Nicira officially became part of VMware, new CEO Pat Gelsinger said. The $1.26 billion deal, first announced last month, is set to make VMware even more of a player in next-generation data centers, Gelsinger, a former Intel executive, told CNBC earlier...
New VMware CEO Speaks: Nicira Is Ours Now (VMW, CSCO)

iPhone 5 review

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Thinner. Lighter. Faster. Simpler. The moment the iPhone 5 was unveiled we knew that it was checking off all the right boxes, folding in all the improvements and refinements people have been demanding over the past year -- yet plenty of folks still went to their respective social networks...
iPhone 5 review
Apple’s Back to School promo to kickoff next week with $100 App Store card for Macs, $50 for iPads?

Paralyzed woman uses mind-controlled robot arm

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Using BrainGate, the world’s most advanced brain-computer interface, a woman with quadriplegia has used a mind-controlled robot arm to serve herself coffee — an act she hasn’t been able to perform for 15 years. I strongly suggest you watch the video below — the expression on her face at the...
Paralyzed woman uses mind-controlled robot arm

Crazy-Stupid Or The Future? SoPost Wants To Turn Your Twitter Handle Into A Physical Address

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Chalk this one up as crazy-stupid or the future: SoPost, a new UK startup launching today, is on a mission to reinvent the postal address by mapping things like Twitter handles, Facebook names, email addresses and other social IDs to a physical location to make it easier and more convenient...
Crazy-Stupid Or The Future? SoPost Wants To Turn Your Twitter Handle Into A Physical Address

BT kicks off 330Mbps 'FTTP on Demand' trials, reveals pilot locations

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Not everyone is apparently in love with British operator BT's green boxes. Still, that isn't stopping the company from serving up its high-fiber diet to those who want to have speedy Internet connections. For its latest project, BT's Openreach division has started offering an "FTTP on Demand" program that...
BT kicks off 330Mbps 'FTTP on Demand' trials, reveals pilot locations

Amazon, eBay Among Latest To Add Pinterest Buttons

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The pinteresting of the web continues at Amazon and eBay. The massive online retailers recently added tiny Pinterest buttons to their deck of social media sharing options on product pages. And why not? With Pinterest being the fast-growing social network, these buttons give users easy ways to share while at...
Amazon, eBay Among Latest To Add Pinterest Buttons

TiVo shows off Pace-built XG1 six-tuner gateway DVR it plans to ship later this year

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New add-on boxes that extend and supplement the functionality of existing Premiere DVRs aren't all TiVo had to show off this week at the Cable Show in Boston, as it also demonstrated the fruits of its new partnership with Pace. The result is this XG1 gateway, a six-tuner DVR...
TiVo shows off Pace-built XG1 six-tuner gateway DVR it plans to ship later this year

Roku celebrates 100 channels in the UK and Ireland, says more are on the way

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Hitting any milestones or goals are usually worthy of a celebration, and on this occasion it's Roku's turn to party on. The LT, HD, XD and XS creator is flaunting the reach of 100 channels in its UK and Irish boxes, adding over 60 since its launch date back...
Roku celebrates 100 channels in the UK and Ireland, says more are on the way

Onkyo intros a new pair of TX-NR AV receivers, prices start at $999

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Shortly after introducing its entry-level TX-NR515 and TX-NR616 receivers, Onkyo is taking the wraps off of a fresh pair of souped-up, pricier AV boxes. Both part of the TX-NR family, the TX-NR717 ($999) and TX-NR818 ($1,119) are carrying on the 7.2-channel audio tradition seen on their lower-priced siblings, while...
Onkyo intros a new pair of TX-NR AV receivers, prices start at $999

13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch Alongside iPad Mini in October

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9to5Mac claims that Apple will debut the long-rumored 13" Retina MacBook Pro alongside the iPad Mini later this month.The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be sold in two configurations, with differing processors and storage, and will be available for purchase soon after introduction. Like with the 15-inch MacBook Pro lines,...
13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch Alongside iPad Mini in October

Dump Facebook, Keep Your Friends: A Step-By-Step Guide

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You don't have to say goodbye to your friends in order to keep the good parts of Facebook and avoid the constant distraction. Here's a step-by-step guide to leaving Facebook without deleting your online social life.Except for the holdouts, the fundamentally opposed, and those without Internet access, almost everybody can...
Dump Facebook, Keep Your Friends: A Step-By-Step Guide

Baxter The Worker Robot Puts In The Hours So You Don't Have To

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While I doubt this guy will replace the Homer Simpsons of the world, Baxter by Boston-based Rethink Robotics is a robot that could definitely give the average button pushers a run for their money. The $22,000 robot essentially does chores. You tell it to stand in a room and...
Baxter The Worker Robot Puts In The Hours So You Don't Have To

iMac Reportedly Set to Receive Updates Next Week

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As part of its report detailing part numbers for the "iPad mini", AppleInsider briefly mentions that Apple appears set to launch updated iMacs on October 24, the day after the company's rumored media event.The person also added that Apple is rumored to begin selling new iMac desktops on Oct. 24,...
iMac Reportedly Set to Receive Updates Next Week

Here's Google's Latest Apple TV Killer (GOOG)

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Google and Highsense announced a new set top box powered by Google TV today called the Highsense Pulse. The Highsense Pulse is similar in size and shape to popular streaming boxes like the Roku and Apple TV, but will run Google's Android-based Google TV software. The Pulse will also have...
Here's Google's Latest Apple TV Killer (GOOG)

Lords say UK's planned broadband network will not be fast enough

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Communications committee report says government's internet strategy is flawed and BT is designing a network that will stifle competitionMillions of pounds in public funds are being spent building a UK broadband network that will not be fast enough to deal with the internet needs of the future and may have...
Lords say UK's planned broadband network will not be fast enough
HTC One S review

Wi-Fi Alliance announces first Miracast-certified devices, full compatibility with Intel WiDi

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Take note, because there's a new standard in realm of wireless video streaming and it's known as Miracast. Since the initial announcement, some very respectable manufacturers have chosen to support the specification, which includes Broadcom, NVIDIA and Texas Instruments. Now the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced the first round of...
Wi-Fi Alliance announces first Miracast-certified devices, full compatibility with Intel WiDi

This is just like word wrap, except that it works with photos (video)

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If you regularly snap pages of hardcopy text on your smartphone for perusing later, then an Android app being developed by Fujifilm may just tick your literary boxes. Called GT-Layout, it automatically carves up a photo containing text so that each character becomes a separate image. These sub-images can...
This is just like word wrap, except that it works with photos (video)

Poshmark Stitches Up $12 Million in Funding for Its iPhone Thrift Store

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Poshmark has raised $12 million in a second round of funding, making it one of the latest used clothing marketplaces launched over the past couple of years to raise significant funding. The company’s second round was led by Menlo Ventures with all existing investors particpating, including Mayfield Fund, Inventus Capital and SoftTechVC....
Poshmark Stitches Up $12 Million in Funding for Its iPhone Thrift Store

Latvia Joins Countries Putting The Brakes On ACTA Approval

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Following the news that Poland and the Czech Republic have put the brakes on ACTA ratification, we can now add Latvia to the bunch: The Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts has decided to block the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which has caused wide protests in the society. On...
Latvia Joins Countries Putting The Brakes On ACTA Approval
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