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FIPEL wonder-light: Where are the numbers?

Qualcomm Raises Bar in Mobile Chips, As Does Nvidia

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Not that long ago announcements of new chips for personal computers caused a buzz. Now the interest is shifting to mobile processors, with Qualcomm and Nvidia each staking claims at the Consumer Electronics Show for the most dramatic technology advances....
Qualcomm Raises Bar in Mobile Chips, As Does Nvidia
iPad Mini event rumored for Oct.17 (with a Nov. retail release)

What lengths did Microsoft go to keep the Surface a secret?

www.extremetech.com
That sound you hear coming from Silicon Valley this week? That’s the grumbling of Microsoft’s partners, who we now know were kept in the dark until days before the reveal of the Redmond, Washington company’s tablet on Monday.Reuters reports the earliest that any partner was told of the Surface was Friday,...
What lengths did Microsoft go to keep the Surface a secret?

Balancing a startup and kids? Twitter co-founders suggest calendars, not bars

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Twitter’s co-founders had some advice for startup founders Thursday: If you have kids, you’ll have to do things a little differently. “I don’t go to bars anymore,” said Evan Williams, one of the Twitter co-founders now working on the publishing platform Medium. Williams and fellow Twitter co-founder Biz Stone for...
Balancing a startup and kids? Twitter co-founders suggest calendars, not bars
Tupac Shakur hologram might tour with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

Buzz Out Loud 1585: Girls just wanna Pinterest (Podcast)

www.cnet.com
Sure, there's a new iPad to discuss, a mind-controlled skateboard to tell stories about, lawsuits against Apple over Siri, and the thing where Ray Kurzweil doesn't think there's intelligent life in the universe. But Sharon Vaknin is on the show today, so as soon as Pinterest comes up, that's all...
Buzz Out Loud 1585: Girls just wanna Pinterest (Podcast)

MySQL users caution against NoSQL fad

www.computerworld.com
While NoSQL may be getting all the buzz, in many cases an old fashioned relational database, such as MySQL, may work just as well if not better. That was the message from a number of MySQL users who presented their stories at Oracle's first MySQL Connect conference, held Saturday and...
MySQL users caution against NoSQL fad

Metrics:: Samsung's anti-iPhone ads have lost effect

www.electronista.com
Metrics from ad tracking agencies has hinted that Samsung's TV ad campaign has lost momentum. YouGov BrandIndex has posted updated ad effectiveness tracking that suggests the buzz, or conversation around the brands, has leveled off. Its score has climbed since October, from 18 to 26, but Apple has also grown...
Metrics:: Samsung's anti-iPhone ads have lost effect

Moxi whole-home six tuner DVR on its way to WOW! customers

www.engadget.com
Just because Arris found limited success with its Moxi DVR in the consumer space, that doesn't mean it won't continue to seek success providing hardware to cable companies. Ultra TV is what the number 15 TV provider (432k subscribers) in the US, WOW!, will be calling the 6 tuner,...
Moxi whole-home six tuner DVR on its way to WOW! customers

Will Pitching Guest Posts Be The Death of Marketers?

searchengineland.com
Nothing kills my link building buzz more than receiving this email after (what I consider) a top-notch pitch: I don’t know the exact moment when marketers started getting this bad reputation, but I’m seeing it a lot. Frankly, if you’re getting good content or getting more value... Please visit Search Engine...
Will Pitching Guest Posts Be The Death of Marketers?
Apple's recent App Store crackdowns a sign of things to come

Buzz Building for Smaller Apple Tablet

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Apple hasn't officially confirmed plans to launch a smaller tablet, but the buzz is already building. Some component suppliers to Apple in Asia say they have received orders to make more than 10 million units of the smaller tablets in the fourth quarter....
Buzz Building for Smaller Apple Tablet

Angry Birds Space gets 50M downloads, sets record pace

www.geekwire.com
Attention, mobile game developers: Here’s your new mark to beat. Angry Birds maker Rovio today announced that “Angry Birds Space” reached 50 million downloads in its first 35 days on the market, making it the fastest-growing mobile game in history, according to the company. In addition to capitalizing on the...
Angry Birds Space gets 50M downloads, sets record pace

Video: Quadrocopter Drones Create Star Trek Formation Over London

www.fastcompany.com
The Starfleet logo hovered above England. Star Trek Into Darkness is coming to movie theaters soon, and to build up buzz--literally--the studio flew 30 quadrocopter drones, each equipped with bright LED lights, in a formation over nighttime London. The 308-foot pattern the drones formed was, of course, the globally-recognizable...
Video: Quadrocopter Drones Create Star Trek Formation Over London

Was "House of Cards" Worth It For Netflix?

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Netflix got into the HBO business with a bang in February when it launched “House of Cards”. The much-hyped miniseries had a big budget, big names in front of the camera and behind it, and a Big Idea — binge viewing! — that generated even more buzz for the launch....
Was "House of Cards" Worth It For Netflix?

Is This The Perfect Sexting App?

www.businessinsider.com
Yesterday, nearly 40 startups presented at Y Combinator's biggest Demo Day ever. Y Combinator is a highly competitive startup accelerator program that has helped launch companies like Airbnb and Dropbox.A few companies generated some good buzz, but we noticed a significant amount of chatter about one company in particular....
Is This The Perfect Sexting App?

Google Knows What Movie You're Seeing a Month Before You Do

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(Photo: Wikipedia) Google can now predict a movie’s box office success a month before its release with 94-percent accuracy – although 48 percent of moviegoers don’t decide what they’ll be watching until the day they make the trip to the cinema. Google analyzes search patterns to forecast opening weekend box office...
Google Knows What Movie You're Seeing a Month Before You Do
Apple "radio" service rumor gets boost from new hidden buttons in iOS

Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you

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It hasn’t been a great day for Twitter, but life goes on and the company just put code for a JavaScript component framework up on Github for folks who want to use it in their own web applications, or heck, maybe even build their own Twitter, as was suggested on (where...
Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you
Wikipedia and the dead Russian film director who never lived at all

Review: Pebble smart watch is hype-worthy

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Pebble, the famed Kickstarter smart watch project that raised well over $10 million, has been enjoying a huge amount of media hype thanks in no small part to its tens of thousands of backers. The buzz is well-founded; Pebble is good and getting better by the minute....
Review: Pebble smart watch is hype-worthy

How Do You Market a TV Show Without a TV Network? Ask Netflix

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TV networks may have plenty of flaws, but one thing they’re really good at is promoting other TV shows. But here comes Netflix, which is getting into the TV show business, but doesn’t have any experience promoting TV shows.  And it doesn’t have its own TV network to do the...
How Do You Market a TV Show Without a TV Network? Ask Netflix

Motorola to Challenge Apple's Future Fingerprint Authentication with Electrical Vitamins and Tattoo Superpowers

www.patentlyapple.com
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Apple's possible use of a new Fingerprint scanner for a future iPhone, if not the next iPhone. Yet before any analyst made their views known on this feature, we first broke the news about Apple's biometric scanner back in 2012 and in fact...
Motorola to Challenge Apple's Future Fingerprint Authentication with Electrical Vitamins and Tattoo Superpowers
Kindle Paperwhite shipping estimates now delayed 4 to 6 weeks

DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!

www.techdirt.com
Some folks are worried about Peak Oil. Others are worried about "Peak Helium" when most of the Earth's resources of the lightweight element have vanished into space. There are also all kinds of metals that are getting harder and harder to find. Where will we be able to replenish precious,...
DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!

Happy Action Theater: interview with Tim Schafer

www.guardian.co.uk
Genre-bending game designer Tim Schafer's second Kinect game is a virtual toy aimed at kids and (youthful) adultsBrutal Legend. Day of the Tentacle. Psychonauts. Costume Quest. The games of Tim Schafer and the fun-lovin' lot at Double Fine Productions in San Francisco are noted for the way they bend genres,...
Happy Action Theater: interview with Tim Schafer

BlackBerry Z10 Jumps Off to a Record-Setting Start in Canada and U.K.

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BlackBerry’s new Z10 smartphone is a record-setter — in two of the first markets it in which it debuted, anyway. BlackBerry said on Wednesday that the launch of the Canadian and UK launches of the Z10 have been the best of any of its handsets debuts in those regions...
BlackBerry Z10 Jumps Off to a Record-Setting Start in Canada and U.K.
'Jobs' biopic delayed from planned April release, no new date set

iPhone app Clear sells 350k downloads in nine days on the App Store

www.guardian.co.uk
Buttonless To-Do lists app will be heading to iPad and Mac next says publisher Realmac SoftwareiPhone productivity app Clear has sold more than 350,000 copies since its launch on 14 February, according to its UK-based publisher Realmac Software.The app focuses on To-Do lists, and has won widespread praise for its...
iPhone app Clear sells 350k downloads in nine days on the App Store
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