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EXCLUSIVE: Here's The Secret Private-Equity Plan For Dell...

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Earlier, I wrote about what Dell was likely to do now that it is taking itself private. I suggested that Michael Dell and his private-equity backers would coin money, in part by paying themselves a huge one-time dividend with the cash sitting on Dell's balance sheet. I also bemoaned the...
EXCLUSIVE: Here's The Secret Private-Equity Plan For Dell...

Kindle for iOS gets cool X-Ray feature previously reserved for Amazon hardware, but just for Textbooks

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The Kindle app for iOS has just gained one of the best features of the hardware Kindle devices in X-Ray, the subtext service that gives you contextual info on the book you’re reading with a single tap. But it’s reserving the feature for textbooks only in this release, which is...
Kindle for iOS gets cool X-Ray feature previously reserved for Amazon hardware, but just for Textbooks

Why I Make Myself Look And Feel Ridiculous For Five Hours A Day...

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Scientists continue to gather more evidence that sitting around all day is bad for you. Specifically, sitting for more than three hours a day cuts your life-expectancy by two years, a new study published this week in BMJ Open says. Watching TV makes things even worse: If you want...
Why I Make Myself Look And Feel Ridiculous For Five Hours A Day...
Hey, It Will Only Cost $7 Billion To Build A Storm Surge Barrier For New York -- Whaddya Say?

Ustream Apologizes For Shutting Down The Hugo Awards Livestream, Says It Will 'Recalibrate'

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Maybe you haven’t heard of the Hugo Awards, but to science fiction geeks, especially print science fiction geeks, they’re a big deal. They’re given out at the World Science Fiction Convention, and as io9′s Annalee Newitz writes, they’re “kind of like the Academy Awards,” where “careers are made; people get...
Ustream Apologizes For Shutting Down The Hugo Awards Livestream, Says It Will 'Recalibrate'
Viacom v. YouTube ruling is a bummer for Google and the UGC community

Microsoft Sets The Record Straight, Says The Windows Phone 7.8 Update Is Coming In Q1 2013

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Windows Phone 8 has made its fair share of headlines lately but there hasn’t been has much official chatter about Windows Phone 7.8, the update intended to bridge the feature gap between older and newer Windows Phones. Well, consider that quiet streak broken — Microsoft confirmed today that the 7.8...
Microsoft Sets The Record Straight, Says The Windows Phone 7.8 Update Is Coming In Q1 2013

Halcyon Molecular quietly shuts down

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Halcyon Molecular, a much-talked about genetics startup that was started by Andregg Brothers – William and Michael in 2008 has quietly gone away. It is not clear if the company has shut down – the web site exists – but sources familiar with the Redwood City, Calif.-based company say that...
Halcyon Molecular quietly shuts down

I Finally Figured Out How To Make My Crappy iPhone Battery Last All Day!

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The biggest problem with Apple's iPhone 5 is the battery. Yes, the battery lasts for a long time if you don't actually use your iPhone. But given that the whole reason to have an iPhone is to use it, having to not use it is a bummer. Normally, I only...
I Finally Figured Out How To Make My Crappy iPhone Battery Last All Day!

Village of the Dam

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It wasn’t until after I’d left Rio and flown for half-a-day to Porto Velho and then driven for an hour or so into the jungle that I thought, “You know? I really should have gotten anti-malarials before this trip.” The thought dawned on me as I was reading a poster...
Village of the Dam
When developing for Google Glass, simplicity is key
On HTC's Big Day, Everyone Was Talking About Samsung

PayPal Teams Up With Gas Station Chain On A Payment App And Fuel Discounts

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There’s no shortage of apps that help people find cheap gas these days, but apps that let you pay for it? And ones that give you a discount for doing it? Sign me up. Regional gas station/convenience store chain Cumberland Farms has done just that with their new SmartPay app,...
PayPal Teams Up With Gas Station Chain On A Payment App And Fuel Discounts
SoundGecko Now Turns Your Favorite RSS Feed Into An MP3 Podcast

TweetMeme Closes Its Doors as Founders Focus on Social Analytics

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The writing is on the wall for third-party Twitter developers. As Twitter made crystal clear in a blog post last month, it’s high time for devs to move toward the Twitter-endorsed area of growth: Business, not consumer. Some are getting this faster than others. Example: TweetMeme CEO Nick Halstead...
TweetMeme Closes Its Doors as Founders Focus on Social Analytics

POGUE: The Nexus 'Humiliates' The Kindle Fire, But The iPad Is Still Better Overall (GOOG)

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New York Times gadget god David Pogue has weighed in on Google's Nexus 7. His verdict: "... the Nexus tablet is sweet. Its hardware and software smoothness rival Apple’s, and its luxury humiliates the Kindle Fire," but, "the iPad still makes a far more compelling total package (hardware, software, store)."...
POGUE: The Nexus 'Humiliates' The Kindle Fire, But The iPad Is Still Better Overall (GOOG)

Motorola unveils 18.5-inch Android-powered desktop with touchscreen in China

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Ready to kick the screen size up a notch? Google-owned Motorola has unveiled a brand-new 18.5-inch Android-powered desktop in the great country of China. With a focus on media and home entertainment, the HMC3260 features an 18.5-inch LED touchscreen, Android 2.3.4, and a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor that will power...
Motorola unveils 18.5-inch Android-powered desktop with touchscreen in China
'Max Payne Mobile' for Android delayed, will be out 'in the next week or so'

Telltale Galaxy Note Documents Spotted On T-Mobile's Website Ahead Of Launch

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Well, if you needed any more proof that the Galaxy Note will soon make an appearance on T-Mobile’s store shelves, take a gander at this. TmoNews has discovered that a slew of Galaxy Note related documents can be found by searching for — what else? — “Galaxy Note” on T-Mobile’s...
Telltale Galaxy Note Documents Spotted On T-Mobile's Website Ahead Of Launch
Hands-On With Verizon's Really-Not-That-Thick Nokia Lumia 822

The Simple Bracket iPhone app will keep you sane during March Madness

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If you haven’t filled out your bracket for the annual NCAA March Madness basketball extravaganza, you’ll want to check out the Simple Bracket iPhone app from Studioneat. We dribbled with the developers, who were responsible for the Glif tripod mount and Cosmonaut stylus, when they first launched the app’s Kickstarter...
The Simple Bracket iPhone app will keep you sane during March Madness

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

Did Anyone Else Think This Romney Line Was A Bit Rich Coming From A Private-Equity Guy?

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I liked Mitt Romney's convention speech. And I've always been impressed with Romney's business acumen. But one line of Romney's speech did jump out as an eyebrow-raiser given Romney's prior profession and tax and policy priorities. In the middle of a section of the speech aimed at the middle class...
Did Anyone Else Think This Romney Line Was A Bit Rich Coming From A Private-Equity Guy?

Bluetooth Update

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About a month ago I posted about Bluetooth vs Airplay and mentioned in the post that I had purchased a Logitech Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Adapter for my home music system. I thought I'd give everyone an update about how that worked out. Bottom line. It's fucking fantastic. I can do...
Bluetooth Update

Google Is Draining Marketing Talent From New York, Complains Ex-Googler (GOOG)

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  Google deserves lots of credit for infusing New York with money and tech talent. But lately, Google has partly reversed course and begun draining the area of some product marketing talent, a former Google executive now at an area startup tells us. Google declined to comment on a story...
Google Is Draining Marketing Talent From New York, Complains Ex-Googler (GOOG)

Here’s what one record store clerk thinks about Amazon’s plans to trade gift cards for old CDs

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If you’re like me, you’ve got dozens, possibly hundreds of old CDs lying around the house, just collecting dust. Now, Amazon.com is adding those good-old REM, U2 and Curtis Mayfield CDs into its trade-in program, where customers can send their CDs to the company and receive an Amazon.com gift card...
Here’s what one record store clerk thinks about Amazon’s plans to trade gift cards for old CDs

Missed Opportunity in the Golden Age of Sales

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We live in a Golden Age of Sales. There are better tools than ever before for quickly crafting and tailoring pitches to reach the right people. We have data to tell us what works, and we have testing tools that can get down to the individual email level. But most importantly, we...
Missed Opportunity in the Golden Age of Sales

Microsoft's Internet Explorer team pokes fun at haters with 'comment troll' video

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team is back with an updated version of its “Browser You Love(d) To Hate” online campaign, including the video above. It’s a clever way of challenging the company’s critics while touting some of its latest milestones (real and imagined). So how is the browser doing? Microsoft...
Microsoft's Internet Explorer team pokes fun at haters with 'comment troll' video

Meebo to retire toolbar on June 6th, plans to focus on Google+ instead

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Just over a year ago Google snapped up a little social outfit called Meebo, quickly dismantling most of the firm's services. The lone survivor? The Meebo Bar, an unobtrusive social toolbar that offers Facebook, Twitter and Google+ connectivity as well as minimal advertising. Nothing lasts forever though -- Meebo...
Meebo to retire toolbar on June 6th, plans to focus on Google+ instead

Kindle for iOS updated with Retina support, far better browsing and cloud downloads

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If you’ve ever used the Kindle app for iOS then you’ll know that the browsing situation has been total crap. You had to visit the online archive to download a book and it always took forever to refresh the view. Now, Kindle for iOS has received an update bringing along with it...
Kindle for iOS updated with Retina support, far better browsing and cloud downloads
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