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Surface Pro vs. PC gaming: We torture test the tablet's gaming prowess

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Microsoft is marketing its Surface Pro tablet as a productivity machine, but I'm a hopelessly addicted PC gamer, and have less, well, conventional plans for the hardware. Recent Internet hubbub says Surface Pro holds its own as a gaming device, so I had to validate the claims for myself....
Surface Pro vs. PC gaming: We torture test the tablet's gaming prowess
CBS considers producing original content for streaming services

ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

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Jim Nutt Fast-growing ClassifiedAds.com has named Jim Nutt — the former director of software engineering at Intellectual Ventures – to the position of vice president of engineering. “Jim’s extensive experience in building and leading engineering teams makes him the ideal person to head up our development efforts and lead our engineering...
ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

Meet Your Spring 2012 TechStars NYC Class: ‘They All Take Big Swings’

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It's that time again, boys and girls. TechStars NYC managing director David Tisch just announced the 14 companies who got the golden ticket to the accelerator and seed fund's Spring class. Unlike the previous two programs, which operated out of Pivotal Labs, this class will call 36 Cooper Square home....
Meet Your Spring 2012 TechStars NYC Class: ‘They All Take Big Swings’

Apple to iPhone developers: No more low-res screenshots

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Apple's now requiring that developers upload the snazzier, Retina Display caliber screenshots of their games to the App Store when submitting their creations....
Apple to iPhone developers: No more low-res screenshots

Startup Day: Founding, funding, design, culture, biz dev and more on the agenda

www.geekwire.com
We’re a little more than a week away from Seattle 2.0 Startup Day, Sept. 22 in Bellevue. This annual event, presented by GeekWire for the first time this year, is a chance for established entrepreneurs and aspiring startup leaders to learn the ropes from veterans in a series of talks...
Startup Day: Founding, funding, design, culture, biz dev and more on the agenda

Lenovo announces IdeaCentre A520, B340 and B345 all-in-ones running Windows 8

www.engadget.com
If yesterday was the day Lenovo unveiled its new Android products, today's the day it turns its attention to Windows 8: in addition to announcing a slew of laptops, the company introduced three IdeaCentre all-in-ones, all slated to go on sale in October when Windows 8 launches. Of these,...
Lenovo announces IdeaCentre A520, B340 and B345 all-in-ones running Windows 8

Coursera leaps another online learning hurdle, partners with Chegg and 5 publishers to give students free textbooks

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Online learning startup Coursera on Wednesday announced a partnership with Chegg, a student hub for various educational tools and materials, as well as five publishers to offer students free textbooks during their courses. Professors teaching courses on Coursera have previously only been able to assign content freely available on the...
Coursera leaps another online learning hurdle, partners with Chegg and 5 publishers to give students free textbooks
Plus Capital launches new fund to prove that "influence" tops "celebrity"
Greylock Partners Opens Up Applications For Its Second Hackfest

3D Printing Is The Future, But What Kind Of Future?

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The crescendo of media reports about the advent of a DIY printable firearm has caused an understandable uproar. In the wake of so many high-profile, mass-casualty incidents involving firearms — and a lot of impotent rage by our elected officials — it seems counterintuitive that, as we circle the wagons around...
3D Printing Is The Future, But What Kind Of Future?

Windows 8 will be big at CES 2013, despite Microsoft's absence

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The oh-so-enchanting Steve Ballmer keynote: Gone. The sprawling, seemingly never-ending Microsoft product pavillion: Gone. The army of Microsoft marketing flacks, storming CES en masse with hive-like precision: Gone, gone, gone. Sure, Microsoft may not be appearing at CES 2013 as a marquee exhibitor, but its presence will still loom large in Las...
Windows 8 will be big at CES 2013, despite Microsoft's absence

The iPad Mini's display isn't Retina, but it's still good enough

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Retina-caliber displays are superb. Apple defines “Retina” as a display that is so high-resolution that at a specific distance defined by the screen’s size, the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels. Without a doubt, this is a huge improvement in screen technology that truly makes text and images come come...
The iPad Mini's display isn't Retina, but it's still good enough

TSMC ramps 28nm ARM Cortex-A9 chip to 3.1GHz, gives your desktop jitters

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We know TSMC's energy-miser 28-nanometer manufacturing process has a lot of headroom, but the company just ratcheted expectations up by a few notches. Lab workers at Taiwan's semiconductor giant have successfully run a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor at 3.1GHz under normal conditions. That's a 55 percent higher clock speed...
TSMC ramps 28nm ARM Cortex-A9 chip to 3.1GHz, gives your desktop jitters

Lookout, GOOG: The FTC Just Hired a Famous Litigator to Help Investigate

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Ms. Wilkinson. (www.paulweiss.com) Well, it doesn’t look like Google’s antitrust investigation is disappearing any time soon. The FTC hasn’t decided whether to bring a lawsuit, but the agency is bringing in a famous litigator to help run things. Reuters reports that former federal prosecutor and courtroom badass Beth Wilkinson will...
Lookout, GOOG: The FTC Just Hired a Famous Litigator to Help Investigate

Shutterstock announces 'Offset,' a new high-end marketplace for stock photos

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New York-based stock photography marketplace Shutterstock has announced plans to launch a new service, dubbed Offset, which will offer premium, high-end stock photos and illustrations through a new marketplace. According to Shutterstock, Offset’s content is “in an entirely new caliber” with the sort of images that you’d use as a...
Shutterstock announces 'Offset,' a new high-end marketplace for stock photos

Why Apple Really Needs To Kill It With iOS 7

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Six years in, the polish is starting to rub off. After a historic launch and years of grand slam updates to its hardware and software, the iPhone now appears more vulnerable than ever. To retains its luster, Apple needs to make iOS 7 its boldest update yet.  It pains me...
Why Apple Really Needs To Kill It With iOS 7
Curbing The Cost Of College: Coursera Wins Approval To Offer Online Courses For Credit For Under $200

Netflix Reviewed: The iPad’s First “Killer App?”

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I’ve used the free Netflix iPad software daily since Saturday’s iPad launch, and I can honestly say I’ve watched more content in the past three days than I did in the prior three weeks. My Netflix account ($8.99/month) gives me access to the more than 12,000 titles in its Instant Streaming...
Netflix Reviewed: The iPad’s First “Killer App?”

Audojo kick-starts iPad gaming case, we go hands-on (video)

www.engadget.com
While many of us love playing games on the iPad, we often lament the lack of physical controls inherent to the platform. Audojo is hoping to change this with an iPad gaming case which is launching today on Kickstarter. The accessory works with any iPad 2 or newer, and...
Audojo kick-starts iPad gaming case, we go hands-on (video)

NVIDIA, Epic Games bringing Unreal Engine 3 to Windows 8 and Windows RT (video)

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NVIDIA and Epic Games have successfully ported the full PC version of Unreal Engine 3 to both Windows 8 and, more importantly, Windows RT. Demonstrating the achievement on a Tegra 3-powered ASUS Vivo Tab RT, it played a buttery-smooth version of Epic Citadel, suggesting that developers of both PC...
NVIDIA, Epic Games bringing Unreal Engine 3 to Windows 8 and Windows RT (video)

Tor Exit Node Operator Charged With Distributing Child Porn

www.techdirt.com
Not this again. Last year, we wrote about how Austrian police had seized computers from a tor exit node, showing little comprehension of how tor worked, and why the operator of the node was not responsible for the content accessed. We wondered how difficult it would be to teach law...
Tor Exit Node Operator Charged With Distributing Child Porn

Until Yesterday, Kickstarter Had No $1 Million Projects—Today, It Has 2

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It's been a huge day for the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, which saw its two most-backed projects reach $1 million in pledges within four hours of each other yesterday. The first project to reach the one-million-dollar threshhold was the Elevation Dock, an iPhone dock, which got its million from more than...
Until Yesterday, Kickstarter Had No $1 Million Projects—Today, It Has 2
Review: Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Watch

Call of Duty case mod has spinning gatling gun, energy drink fridge (hands-on)

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We've had our fill of Ultrabooks and tablets at CeBIT, so now it's finally time to move on to the crazy stuff. This over-the-top case mod was awaiting unsuspecting attendees at the far back end of the China pavilion, of all places, and only caught our eye (or ear,...
Call of Duty case mod has spinning gatling gun, energy drink fridge (hands-on)

ZAGG intros a pair of Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad, three pairs of gaming headphones

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Sometimes at trade shows we see funky-looking Windows 8 devices, other times we see bags filled with a morphing rainbow colors and sometimes we see things whose importance falls somewhere in the middle. That's the situation ZAGG finds itself in this week, as it tries to win attention at...
ZAGG intros a pair of Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad, three pairs of gaming headphones
'Kickstarter for science' wants to cure Alzheimers, teach coding, save the pandas

What It's Like Being The Over-Hyped Talk Of Silicon Valley

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Once the hype train starts rolling, it can be hard to stop it. Case in point Highlight, a location-based communications app that was the talk of South by Southwest leading up to the extravaganza. There was even talk that Highlight would "win" South by Southwest, much like group texting app...
What It's Like Being The Over-Hyped Talk Of Silicon Valley

Apple Likely to Unveil "iPad Mini" at October 23 Event

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Render courtesy Martin Hajek October 10, the date on which Apple was rumored to be distributing invitations to a second fall product event, passed without a word from its Cupertino, Calif., HQ. The silence from the iconic tech company left some to wonder if it still plans to debut a...
Apple Likely to Unveil "iPad Mini" at October 23 Event
Google Fiber: Start wetting the bed, cable companies
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