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Toshiba Q2 results: profit of $722 million, whole-year forecast cut by $500 million

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Toshiba has managed to pick itself up this quarter, recording $17.8 billion in sales, making for an operating profit of $722 million over the past three months. The "social infrastructure" segments recorded a healthy profit ($518 million), while income from digital products, home appliances and electronic devices fell due...
Toshiba Q2 results: profit of $722 million, whole-year forecast cut by $500 million

Best Tech Events This Week (Ingenuity, Capital OnStage, Red Innova, PandoMonthly w Daniel Ek of Spotify, Hack 'n Jill, EcoHack)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. The lights...
Best Tech Events This Week (Ingenuity, Capital OnStage, Red Innova, PandoMonthly w Daniel Ek of Spotify, Hack 'n Jill, EcoHack)
Ping Identity lays out the 3 steps to securing online accounts

Siri Often Sucks. Will Humans Make Sivi Better?

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Apple's Siri loses a lot in translation. Could human-powered intelligence pick up the slack where virtual assistants fail? Sivi founder Nicholas Seet thinks so. The pitfalls and oddities of our interactions with Siri are the brunt of many well-documented jokes and groans. (No, Siri, giving me directions to Philadelphia...
Siri Often Sucks. Will Humans Make Sivi Better?

IBM Employee Says The Company's Early Retirement Offer Is A Ripoff (IBM)

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We continue to hear daily from employees fed up with IBM. "What is happening at IBM is obscene," someone in manufacturing told us. He was just offered IBM's unusual early-retirement plan—which many employees believe is just a dodge to avoid paying them severance. IBM asked employees to announce a retirement...
IBM Employee Says The Company's Early Retirement Offer Is A Ripoff (IBM)

Look out below: G-Form drop test highlights device protection (Video)

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LAS VEGAS--G-Form very much wants to alert you of the damage that can be done to your gear if you store it in bags or cases that don't provide the proper amount of protection. And it's willing to use a bowling ball to smash some M&Ms to make its...
Look out below: G-Form drop test highlights device protection (Video)

Google cancels Android event over Hurricane Sandy

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Google has sent out an email to press participants informing them that the Nexus event scheduled for Monday, October 29, has been canceled. The cancellation comes as New York prepares to take the brunt of a "perfect storm," in which Hurricane Sandy is predicted to strike the city as a...
Google cancels Android event over Hurricane Sandy

ComScore: iPhone grew to 34 percent US share in a pre-iPhone 5 world, Android still on top at 52 percent

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Apple is all too used to the rumor cycle affecting its sales: the company just saw a dip in sequential iPhone shipments this spring as customers waited for what would ultimately become the iPhone 5. If you believe ComScore's US smartphone market share estimates, though, Apple wasn't the worse...
ComScore: iPhone grew to 34 percent US share in a pre-iPhone 5 world, Android still on top at 52 percent

Rural Routes Take Brunt Of Post Office Cuts

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Rural Routes Take Brunt Of Post Office Cuts

The Turkish 'power ship' keeping the lights on in Lebanon

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A ship moored off Beirut is helping Lebanon overcome electricity shortages - and many developing countries may follow suitMoored at a specially constructed dock 100 metres off the coast of Beirut, a huge hulk of a ship rises impressively at dusk against the fading pinks and blues of the western...
The Turkish 'power ship' keeping the lights on in Lebanon

Google wants 'better compatibility' for Android, Alibaba says 'Aliyun is separate,' Acer takes the brunt of it

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On Thursday, we starting hearing claims that Google had strong-armed Acer out of launching its A800 CloudMobile in China with the Aliyun operating system. We reached out to the search giant for its response, but they declined to comment. Over the last 24 hours, though, Google has attempted to...
Google wants 'better compatibility' for Android, Alibaba says 'Aliyun is separate,' Acer takes the brunt of it

This is not my next Google Nexus 4

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This is not my next Google Nexus 4: Chris Ziegler, writing in The Verge Forums: And let me not overlook that last point. The LTE situation on the Nexus 4 has been discussed to death, and I don't want to belabor it again here. But let's be clear: this was...
This is not my next Google Nexus 4

As Playfish Crumbles, EA Is Hands Off For Its Other Gigantic $1.3 Billion Acquisition (EA)

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Playfish, at one point a social gaming juggernaut next to Zynga, is losing key personnel and hasn't made a big hit that can truly compete with Zynga's other big hits like CityVille after its sale to Electronic Arts. But PopCap, EA's other gigantic next-generation gaming acquisition that it paid $1.3...
As Playfish Crumbles, EA Is Hands Off For Its Other Gigantic $1.3 Billion Acquisition (EA)

May’s Patch Tuesday to contain 7 bulletins, patch 23 vulnerabilities

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The month is fresh, which means that Microsoft has a raft of upcoming fixes and patches coming out next Tuesday for its software products. Patch Tuesday is an institution, and one that matters as it helps keeps everyone a bit safer, and hopefully, one step ahead of the digital baddies....
May’s Patch Tuesday to contain 7 bulletins, patch 23 vulnerabilities
Microsoft 1Q13 earnings: strong enterprise division fails to offset slow PC market

Insiders claim Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer has left Apple

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It's not uncommon for executives of smaller companies to jump ship within a few years of the business selling to a larger firm, whether it's out of entrepreneurial restlessness or unhappiness with the corporate status quo. We don't know which of the two (if any) is a factor with...
Insiders claim Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer has left Apple

Exclusive: Yahoo's Chief Product Officer Blake Irving Resigns

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According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo’s Chief Product Officer Blake Irving has turned in his resignation and it has been accepted by the company. The process for Irving’s departure is a bit more formal since he is a top officer at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. But...
Exclusive: Yahoo's Chief Product Officer Blake Irving Resigns

Women in Web Design and Development

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  By Andy WalpoleThe 20th century was witness to phenomenal social and economic changes in the status of women. Suffrage has been widely adopted around the world, anti-discrimination legislation is commonplace, contraception is widely available and abortion is legal. These have all dramatically improved the position of women in society.One...
Women in Web Design and Development

Gift Guide: The Lelo Smart Wand

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Short Version I know what you’re thinking, but stop yourself because this isn’t another JimmyJane sex toy review. The device pictured above is actually a premium-grade personal massager that is intended for full body use. It comes with special touch sensors that decide how intense the massaging should be, along...
Gift Guide: The Lelo Smart Wand
Why I told my wife to shoot me if I started another company (and she ignored me)

Australian Consumer Advocate CHOICE Encourages IP Spoofing To Get Better Prices

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I'll be honest about my viewpoint to start this piece: I hate geo-restrictions, particularly on digital goods. I simply cannot see how they benefit anyone. Customers are blocked or pay different prices for like goods, often times angering them (not something you typically want to do to customers). Companies feel...
Australian Consumer Advocate CHOICE Encourages IP Spoofing To Get Better Prices

As supply meets demand, iPad Line workers get more days off, but are they happy?

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With all of the controversy surrounding Apple’s supply chains abroad, Foxconn, one of Apple’s biggest partners responsible for assembling the majority of its products, has received the brunt of criticisms. We already know what the Taipei-based assembler thought about Mike Daisey’s fabrications of working conditions at Foxconn plants, but today...
As supply meets demand, iPad Line workers get more days off, but are they happy?

iPhone drops from top spot among Verizon smartphone sales

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The iPhone is no longer Verizon's bestselling smartphone, according to a note from William Blair analyst Anil Doradla. The claim is based on channel checks for the June quarter, and marks the first time the iPhone has slipped out of the lead since the carrier started carrying the product in...
iPhone drops from top spot among Verizon smartphone sales

Problems. There are 6 variants of Android. Most users are on one of the oldest.

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This is getting messy. Google has six different variants of the Android OS, 37.2% are still using 1.5, that’s the oldest but one.As Pocket-Lint explains:The vast majority of users running 1.5 will be HTC Hero owners, who have still not been offered an upgrade to 1.6, more than 6 months...
Problems. There are 6 variants of Android. Most users are on one of the oldest.

Apple's Primary Map Data Partner: If You Have Issues Arising From Apple's Mediocre Maps, Don't Call Our Customer Service Line (AAPL)

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When Apple launched the original iPhone, one of the biggest complaints about the phone was that it was awful for making phone calls. Apple did not bear the brunt of this criticism, though. It was its cellular partner AT&T who was, and continues to be, trashed for bad performance. Similarly,...
Apple's Primary Map Data Partner: If You Have Issues Arising From Apple's Mediocre Maps, Don't Call Our Customer Service Line (AAPL)

Game Group to enter administration

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Fears for 6,000 UK jobs as troubled retailer's shares are suspended and it admits its business is worthlessThe future of Game Group is hanging by a thread as it said it would appoint administrators and admitted the business was worthless. The troubled retailer remains in last-minute rescue discussions with a...
Game Group to enter administration

Dell Sheds $2 Billion in Retreat From PC Business

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Less than a decade has passed since Dell was the gold standard in PC sales. Eschewing retail stores in favor of a website where shoppers could customize their own laptops, Dell offered low-cost, well-designed computers and built a supply chain that was the envy of the industry. Today the company...
Dell Sheds $2 Billion in Retreat From PC Business

A Year After Killer Tsunami, Sony Factory Faces Tough Reality

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The story of this Sony factory, which took the full brunt of a powerful tsunami that washed through a year ago, reflects that of much of Japan's northeastern......
A Year After Killer Tsunami, Sony Factory Faces Tough Reality
Path will protect private user data with 'hashing' in next release

FCC Warns Of Worsening Cell Phone Network Post-Sandy

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Sandy has wreaked havoc on the cell phone network, the FCC chair said yesterday. Julius Genachowski told reporters that due to sustained power outage and damage to cell sites the situation would probably get worse before it got better. The main problem for people, he said, was the fact that...
FCC Warns Of Worsening Cell Phone Network Post-Sandy
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