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Apple wants to create iPhone-based automated, connected homes

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A new, extensive patent application details how a new iPhone model with a near-field communications chip could serve as the connected centerpiece of an automated digitally connected home....
Apple wants to create iPhone-based automated, connected homes

iPad Gets Custom Install in the Kitchen Cabinet [VIDEO]

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The iPad is really starting to get around — not only is it in the car, but now it’s also embedded in the kitchen. Alan Daly custom mounted the “magical” Apple device inside his kitchen cabinet.The headphone jack funnels sound into a MIDI system for audio output duties, and...
iPad Gets Custom Install in the Kitchen Cabinet [VIDEO]

Accordion Table Scoffs at Drawers [Design]

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I can't say it's any more practical than existing kitchen countertops, but the Accordion Table concept would certainly make an impressive centerpiece to your cooking space.Instead of being bolted to the floor, the Accordion Table is fit with wheels (or something that can scrape against your flooring), allowing you to...
Accordion Table Scoffs at Drawers [Design]
Nintendo confirms Wii U specs and release date, prices it above Xbox 360 and PS3

Marketing on "ROIDs" Part 3: Organizational Leadership

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In one of my first jobs, as a route salesman for Frito-Lay, I once sped my truck through a yellow light at a crowded intersection in Baltimore at rush hour. The district manager who was training me said, "You shouldn't have done that." "I know," I said. "Safety first." "No,"...
Marketing on "ROIDs" Part 3: Organizational Leadership

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Change the Channel

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A sociologist might say television mirrors our desires as a society. But one thing I've wondered is why television manufacturers, now that TVs are flat, don't design their screens to be actual mirrors. The TV is always placed as a room's centerpiece, and when it's off you've got a...
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Change the Channel

Intern Sushi Goes Nationwide With its Its Video-Centric Internship Site

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Intern Sushi is trying to improve the often-horrible internship application/selection process, and it’s expanding with full nationwide support, as well as adding new industries. Here’s the idea: Resumes are pretty useless when it comes to choosing interns. Actually, they’re pretty flawed in general, but they’re particularly bad for internships, where...
Intern Sushi Goes Nationwide With its Its Video-Centric Internship Site

The Death of The Website

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Own an iPad? Downloaded the eBay app? You should. It is by far the best way to experience eBay.Watch Movies? Seen the IMDB App? It is so much better than the website.Use Twitter? 81,43% chance you are not using Twitter.com but an App.It seems that more and more Apps are...
The Death of The Website

Fujifilm unwraps FinePix F800EXR camera with wireless sharing to Android, iOS

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If your company doesn't have a camera with WiFi sharing somewhere in your lineup, many will say you're not even in the photography game. Fujifilm is definitely playing: welcome the FinePix F800EXR, its first camera with wireless sharing as part and parcel of the experience. Its centerpiece is a...
Fujifilm unwraps FinePix F800EXR camera with wireless sharing to Android, iOS

Lenovo swings out diminutive ThinkCentre M92p Tiny, bevy of all-in-ones and VoIP-ready ThinkVision display

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Lenovo's going all-out on Ivy Bridge-based ThinkCentre pro desktop updates this evening, and the centerpiece is the smallest of the lot. The ThinkCentre M92p Tiny -- yes, it's officially nicknamed Tiny -- is about as thick as a golf ball at 1.4 inches and ready to tuck behind your...
Lenovo swings out diminutive ThinkCentre M92p Tiny, bevy of all-in-ones and VoIP-ready ThinkVision display

5 Considerations For The Flash Market Now That Texas Memory Is IBM's Darling

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IBM’s acquisition today of Texas Memory Systems (TMS) is more proof that customer data demands will fuel a new wave of flash technologies to replace the hard drive systems that have dominated the market for the past 30 years. The acquisition points to a number of shifts in the flash...
5 Considerations For The Flash Market Now That Texas Memory Is IBM's Darling

HP: we need to be more 'disruptive' like Apple

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HP's 2012 shareholder meeting on Wednesday saw Apple become a centerpiece of its conversation. During the question and answer session, most questions centered around why HP was not more like its fellow Southern Bay Area counterpart, which had a tenfold larger market worth even though it spent less on research...
HP: we need to be more 'disruptive' like Apple

Sony Alpha A58, NEX-3N press images possibly caught making the rounds

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We've already seen hints that Sony wants to rejuvenate its entry-level interchangeable lens cameras. Purported press images snagged by Digicam Info, however, support talk what could be an evolutionary yet meaningful refresh. The Alpha A58 you see above appears to only have minor ergonomic tweaks, but introduces a truly...
Sony Alpha A58, NEX-3N press images possibly caught making the rounds

Australian Spies Want To Hack Tor After Realizing It Routes Around Their Surveillance

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One of the key flaws with the data retention schemes being proposed by the UK and elsewhere, supposedly to catch terrorists and serious criminals, is that they won't work. It is trivially easy to avoid surveillance by using encrypted connections, for example those provided by The Onion Router (Tor)....
Australian Spies Want To Hack Tor After Realizing It Routes Around Their Surveillance

Pioneer shows off 2013 headunit line, rocks our minds with bass (video)

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Pioneer launched a stack of new sets this year for CES as well as an iPhone 5 connectivity solution for those left hanging since upgrading to Apple's latest phone. We've seen the headunit specs so we thought we'd give you a pic tour of the newest devices as well...
Pioneer shows off 2013 headunit line, rocks our minds with bass (video)

Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook

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Shazam doesn't want to let GetGlue control all our couch potato time -- it just rolled out an upgrade to its TV component that lets the mobile app provide social sharing, soundtrack and trivia details for nearly any TV show in the US, not just those deemed worthy of...
Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook
Yahoo reportedly nearing $1.1 billion deal to acquire Tumblr
Microsoft job postings confirm forthcoming Windows Blue upgrade for desktop and phone

HTC One X, One S, One V reach Europe on April 2

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HTC on Thursday set out the first launches of the One X, One S, and One V outside of Taiwan. Austria, Germany, and Switzerland will all get the Android 4.0 centerpiece phones on April 2. Prices for the One X, One S, and One V will come in at 599...
HTC One X, One S, One V reach Europe on April 2

iTunes Gets a Major Makeover

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The iPhone 5 was the centerpiece of Apple’s invitation-only event Wednesday morning, but there was another important product debuted alongside it: A brand new version of iTunes. A complete redesign of Apple’s media software, the latest iteration of iTunes features a new more intuitive layout, improved performance, easier playlist creation,...
iTunes Gets a Major Makeover
Artist Arran Gregory's 'Wolf' is part polygonal, part primal

Patent troll claims it invented the Windows 8 and Windows Phone "tiles"

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A company with a few patents but no products to its name—meeting the common definition of a "non-practicing entity" or "patent troll"—has sued Microsoft, claiming to have invented the tile-based interface used in Windows Phone and Windows 8. Known as SurfCast and based in Portland, Maine, the company's website...
Patent troll claims it invented the Windows 8 and Windows Phone "tiles"

Apple October 23rd event: What we know, expect and some new tidbits

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Had you heard? Apple’s got a ‘little’ event going on at the newly-decorated California Theatre tomorrow where they will FINALLY showcase the iPad Mini, new Mac Minis, a Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro as well as software like iBooks 3.0 and iTunes 11. First, the bad news: We’ve heard that...
Apple October 23rd event: What we know, expect and some new tidbits

12 outcomes that will & may occur at Google I/O

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Here is comes again: the annual Google I/O conference happens this week and we expect Google to make a whole slew of announcements during the two-day developer event. Here’s what you can expect for sure, followed by reasonably possible, followed by a wish-list-of-one: Count on it Android 2.2 Froyo With...
12 outcomes that will & may occur at Google I/O
Why you should wait on a Wii U

Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?

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Here's what we know: After four years as CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is being replaced by EMC COO Pat Gelsinger. But is there more to the story? Maritz is leaving, but it is not at all clear what will be happening to him - is he all the...
Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?

iPad gets fitted into car dashboard, makes you an instant carpooling superstar (video)

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Let's face it, the Toyota Tacoma has a long way to go before being considered glamorous, or even remotely cool, but jacking an iPad into its console might be a good start. That's what the good people of SoundMan Car Audio over in California have done with a little...
iPad gets fitted into car dashboard, makes you an instant carpooling superstar (video)

Microsoft SharePoint faces a challenging future: Forrester

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SharePoint has been around longer than most competing collaboration tools. Despite strong support from IT pros, SharePoint faces increased skepticism from business leaders and it's unclear whether the collaboration product will deliver cloud, social and mobile advancements needed for future growth. Those are some of the findings from a...
Microsoft SharePoint faces a challenging future: Forrester

Why a Quarter-Million People Around the World May Lose the Internet Monday

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Next week the Internet connections of about a quarter-million people will stop working because years ago their computers became infected with malware. The malware is being called DNSChanger and it was the centerpiece of an Internet crime spree that came to an end last November when the FBI arrested and...
Why a Quarter-Million People Around the World May Lose the Internet Monday

GeekWire Bash is today: What to know if you're going

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We’re gearing up for the big GeekWire Ping-Pong & Anniversary Bash later today at the Showbox SODO, and we’re excited that more than 600 of you will be joining us for this one-of-a-kind event. Our team has put together a great lineup for the afternoon and evening — not just...
GeekWire Bash is today: What to know if you're going
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