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HTC's Christmas miracle

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In November, HTC (2498) managed to snap a six-month losing streak and finally show month-on-month revenue growth. Steve Ballmer plays Santa Claus — the sales driver was most likely the Windows Phone 8X. The 23% sales bounce from October is impressive, because in 2011 HTC’s sales declined by nearly as...
HTC's Christmas miracle

The Dealmaster: A grab bag of technology!

arstechnica.com
Ars Technica presents "The Dealmaster," a short list of selected deals from our partners at LogicBuy. Each sale item has been chosen by Ars for its interest to our discerning audience. We will try this for the next several weeks to see if it's something that is useful to our...
The Dealmaster: A grab bag of technology!

No, metered-content walls won't save journalism

gigaom.com
Paywalls of all kinds have been popping up at newspapers across North America like mushrooms after a rainstorm, thanks in large part to the adoption of a metered paywall at the New York Times last year. The latest to join the cavalcade are some of the major papers in Canada’s...
No, metered-content walls won't save journalism

Bentley Flying Spur: car review

www.guardian.co.uk
Chinese millionaires love a Bentley. But the last thing any of them wants to do is actually drive this British masterpiecePrice £140,900MPG 19.2Top speed 200mphThere's one easy way to cope with life's scarier moments: close your eyes and jump. I had just taken the wheel of the dizzyingly luxurious Bentley...
Bentley Flying Spur: car review
The Facebook-ification of Path and Instagram is at least partly our fault

Nexus 4 official: Android 4.2, Snapdragon S4 Pro, 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display

www.engadget.com
Hurricane Sandy may have put the kibosh on Google's gala in New York City, but it's not stopping the company from taking the wraps off of its latest pure Android phone. LG's Nexus 4 is finally official, after a cavalcade of leaks that spelled out just about everything ahead...
Nexus 4 official: Android 4.2, Snapdragon S4 Pro, 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display

Fujitsu comes to market with a pair of ultrabooks

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Fujitsu joins the cavalcade of ultrabook announcements. [Read more]...
Fujitsu comes to market with a pair of ultrabooks

We Built This SimCity On A Shaky Foundation Of DRM

techcrunch.com
EA’s anticipated SimCity launch has officially become a cavalcade of fail. Amazon is temporarily suspending sales of digital copies of the game in the face of massive negative buyer feedback, with the electronic title managing to accrue an overall rating of one star on the retailer’s site. This comes after...
We Built This SimCity On A Shaky Foundation Of DRM

Call of Duty Ghosts preview - the next generation of CoD

www.guardian.co.uk
Activision unveils the next-generation debut of its multi-million selling CoD series, complete with high-end graphics effectsThe first live footage we see is a forest. Well, this is Call of Duty - of course it's a forest. A week before the big Xbox reveal, Infinity Ward is showing off Ghosts to...
Call of Duty Ghosts preview - the next generation of CoD

New App Masks the Embarrassing Sounds of Your Poops

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Remember this Oprah episode? (Photo: Oprah.com) When you poop, does it sounds like a cavalcade of shrieking, wet elephants stampeding out of your butt? Good news! There’s finally a solution to silence those embarrassing noises. Introducing Ataku, an app that masks gross bathroom sounds by broadcasting noises of a running shower or sink. The app’s...
New App Masks the Embarrassing Sounds of Your Poops
Who is Hermione Way?
HTC One V revives Legend design, adds Android 4.0

Test Prep Giant Kaplan Launches A New EdTech Accelerator In NYC, With TechStars Providing The Bankroll

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With early-stage capital front-loading the EdTech investment spectrum, it’s a good time to start an education business. (Even if investors are still wary about doling out larger rounds, but ssshhh on that bit.) Of course, when it comes to education, many entrepreneurs are still green. It’s not as easy as...
Test Prep Giant Kaplan Launches A New EdTech Accelerator In NYC, With TechStars Providing The Bankroll

Pebble smartwatch outs SDK preview at Google I/O, gives developers a kickstart on apps

www.engadget.com
If you invested in the Pebble e-paper smartwatch -- and who didn't? -- you'll be happy to hear that the firm has unleashed a preview of the Kickstarter darling's SDK at Google I/O this week. That'll give developers a head start on creating apps for the ARM-powered e-paper device,...
Pebble smartwatch outs SDK preview at Google I/O, gives developers a kickstart on apps

What Is It About Porn? An Interview With The Founders Of TheWorstDrug, A NSFW GIF Site

techcrunch.com
Porn is the new Tumblr. It seems that everyone with a CS degree and a little free time is trying to cash in (or at least dabble) in the world of online sexuality, a happenstance that I’d chalk up to the ubiquitousness of boobies online and the potential for perceived...
What Is It About Porn? An Interview With The Founders Of TheWorstDrug, A NSFW GIF Site

ComScore: Android's US share kept growing in October, Apple passed LG in all cellphones

www.engadget.com
We've been wondering how much the first full month of iPhone 5 sales would skew US market share in October. The answer is... not much, if you ask ComScore. Android kept growing to 53.6 percent of American smartphones on the back of the Droid RAZR M, Galaxy Note II...
ComScore: Android's US share kept growing in October, Apple passed LG in all cellphones

Saints Row 4 - preview

www.guardian.co.uk
This game is all about excess - needless, baseless, senseless excess - and is set in a world that is unashamedly ridiculousIt's an unusual experience trying to report on something like Saint's Row 4, because normally games companies are pretty cagey about what sort of thing they'll say as an...
Saints Row 4 - preview

Editor's Letter: Google glass gone wild

www.engadget.com
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. It seems like ages since Sergey Brin staged one of the most dramatic product launches of all time at last year's Google I/O, guiding a bemused audience through a cavalcade of extreme antics...
Editor's Letter: Google glass gone wild

Pre-emptive trailers show off some of E3's biggest titles

arstechnica.com
Today marks the final weekday before the craziness that is the Electronic Entertainment Expo begins with Monday's cavalcade of press conferences. A number of publishers are using the day to get a jump on the show, releasing new gameplay-heavy trailers for some of the titles they'll be showing off this...
Pre-emptive trailers show off some of E3's biggest titles

Square Continues to Enable Your Terrible Taste in Crafts

www.betabeat.com
Nope, not from our fevered imaginations. (screenshot via etsy.com) Sometimes, you're at an art fair and you simply must have that $200 papier-mâché teacup Chihuahua, but you don't happen to have the cash on you. Well, Square is doing its part to facilitate such transactions. Unfortunately, the company has not announced plans...
Square Continues to Enable Your Terrible Taste in Crafts

Meeker: 500 Million Photos Shared Per Day and That's On Track to Double in 12 Months

allthingsd.com
In case you hadn’t noticed, people are taking a whole lot of photos. And it’s getting worse. Unless you are, say, Flickr, Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook. In which case it is getting much, much better. As part of her cavalcade of slides on Wednesday, Mary Meeker noted that people are...
Meeker: 500 Million Photos Shared Per Day and That's On Track to Double in 12 Months

The Timeline Bump: Khan Academy And Quora Latest To Integrate With Facebook’s Open Graph

techcrunch.com
Last month, Facebook drove 160 million visitors and 1.1 billion visits to third-party apps, an increase of 100 million visitors and 780 million visits from the month prior. Thanks to the size of its user base, and the increasing power of its funnel, Facebook is now able to, in a...
The Timeline Bump: Khan Academy And Quora Latest To Integrate With Facebook’s Open Graph

Media outsourcing and Journatic: Hate the player, not the game

gigaom.com
There’s been a debate raging in the media sphere lately over the practices of a journalism-outsourcing startup called Journatic, which used to provide hyper-local news content to papers like the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. The service was dropped by several newspapers after it was revealed that...
Media outsourcing and Journatic: Hate the player, not the game
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