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Dog Patch Labs Says It’s Kicking It From Dublin. Can Incubators Solve Europe’s issues?

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Dogpatch Labs, the incubator backed by Polaris Ventures, is perhaps most famous for helping out startups like Instagram, TurntableFM, Mixel, FancyHands and Formspring in their early days, out of offices in the Bay Area, NYC or Cambridge. It’s definitely had a higher profile in the US than in Europe where...
Dog Patch Labs Says It’s Kicking It From Dublin. Can Incubators Solve Europe’s issues?
Intel demonstrates ultrabook-to-phone wireless charging
Apple Applies for Patent on Wireless iPad Charging via Smart Cover

It pays to time your tweets: SocialFlow debuts self-serve platform, moves to bigger office, eyes new funding

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Image via SocialFlow SocialFlow, which helps brands and publishers optimize their performance across Facebook and Twitter, is launching its self-service platform today. The company has had a banner year, growing from just 2 employees to more than 30 and graduating from the betaworks building to their own office on the...
It pays to time your tweets: SocialFlow debuts self-serve platform, moves to bigger office, eyes new funding

Report claims 200,000 new iPads have already been smuggled into China-Hong Kong border city

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It’s only been four days since Apple launched the new iPad in 10 markets worldwide, but already Chinese media outlets are reporting that some 200,000 grey market devices have been smuggled into Shenzhen, a city bordering Hong Kong. According to a CUTV report [Chinese] — translated and cited by Tech In...
Report claims 200,000 new iPads have already been smuggled into China-Hong Kong border city

Okay, Here's What It Was Like To Meet The President...

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The White House was kind enough to invite Business Insider and me to a private briefing on the economy yesterday. The briefing featured the President's whole gang--Alan Krueger (Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors), Gene Sperling (head of the National Economic Council), et al. Basically, we got a...
Okay, Here's What It Was Like To Meet The President...
Watch this: Electromagnetic induction demonstrated by levitating an aluminum plate

Maps: The States Where Fracking Can Happen in Secret

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A new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the majority of states where fracking occurs have no disclosure laws at all, and that those that do are woefully behind when it comes to revealing behind-the-scenes details of their operations. While the Obama administration has put some...
Maps: The States Where Fracking Can Happen in Secret
Blueseed startup ship of dreams has hundreds knocking at its door

Apple eyes way to automatically copy files between devices

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An Apple patent filing maps out a method for automatically transferring files between two different devices in close proximity to each other. [Read more]...
Apple eyes way to automatically copy files between devices

Facebook Becomes Location Backbone That Lets Apps Import Checkins From Each Other

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Facebook has confirmed with me that its new location APIs let any third-party app import and display the checkins and location-tagged posts published to Facebook by other apps. This turns Facebook into a location backbone that can power serendipitous meetups and other geo-functionality no matter which apps you and your...
Facebook Becomes Location Backbone That Lets Apps Import Checkins From Each Other
Floating island community off Silicon Valley draws interest from hundreds of tech startups
Android, Nokia smartphone security toppled by Near Field Communication hack

Sonar Rolls Out “Here-Now” Social Network

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This time last year, Brett Martin took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York to launch Sonar, a mobile app that connects you to friends and other people nearby, based on your existing social networks. Fast forward to today and the Battlefield runner-up is rolling out a major update...
Sonar Rolls Out “Here-Now” Social Network

Apple Patents Proximity-Based iOS-To-OS X File Transfer, Offline iTunes Purchasing

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Transferring files from an iPhone to a Mac is still a bit more of a hassle than I’d like it to be. Most of the time I resort to email. But a new patent from Apple (via AppleInsider) describes a feature that would make it as easy as bringing the...
Apple Patents Proximity-Based iOS-To-OS X File Transfer, Offline iTunes Purchasing

iRobot's AIRarm prototype bot has an inflatable arm for manipulating objects, was built at DARPA's behest

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iRobot may be best known for its household automatons, but the company's expertise goes far beyond circular bots built for sweeping and scrubbing floors. Its Warrior and 110 FirstLook bots are built for the military, and now the Advanced Inflatable Robot (AIR) arm model is joining its armed forces...
iRobot's AIRarm prototype bot has an inflatable arm for manipulating objects, was built at DARPA's behest

8 major disappointments from Apple's iPhone 5 Announcement

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Happy about the new iPhone 5? You should be…or maybe you shouldn’t, because the announcements made today weren’t everything that we’d hoped for. In fact, some are startlingly painful. Here are seven that almost make today feel like a bad day: 1. No HD radio on the iPod Nano,...
8 major disappointments from Apple's iPhone 5 Announcement
Quantum encryption keys obtained from a moving plane

iOS 5 Update: Siri Speaks Japanese; Voice Dictation Comes To New iPad

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Today, Apple unleashed the “new new iPad,” or iPad 3, or 2S, or whatever you want to call it. It’ll cost you $499, has a new retina display, with an A5X processor complete with quad-core graphics. The iPad 2 is also getting a price drop, to $399, and Apple announced...
iOS 5 Update: Siri Speaks Japanese; Voice Dictation Comes To New iPad

Google to Provide CornellNYC Tech with Free Office Space for 5+ Years

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Mayor Bloomberg announced today at Google’s New York headquarters in Chelsea that Google has agreed to provide CornellNYC Tech with 22,000 sq. feet of free office space while the Roosevelt Island campus is built. The Mayor will join Google CEO Larry Page, Cornell President David Skorton and Technion’s Director Craig...
Google to Provide CornellNYC Tech with Free Office Space for 5+ Years
Bird flu victims report no contact with poultry as virus continues to spread
How one NYC data center survived Hurricane Sandy

The next iPhone could help popularize NFC in the US

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Apple may be gearing up to take advantage of near-field communications technology in a next-generation iPhone. According to 9to5Mac, prototypes of a sixth-generation iPhone appear to include NFC hardware wired to the power management unit. Combined with Apple's recent unveiling of the Passbook app for iOS 6, the implication is...
The next iPhone could help popularize NFC in the US

Ambient Social Location Apps Will be Consumer Duds

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I am calling shenanigans on this year's SXSW fad. The microclimate that is SXSW and San Francisco often creates hype for services that, ultimately, no one is going to really care about. Foursquare and Twitter did well at SXSW in their growth phases but those companies may prove to...
Ambient Social Location Apps Will be Consumer Duds

Curtains for LightSquared? NTIA says GPS interference is unfixable

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LightSquared, the aspiring 4G wireless network built in the "L band" of spectrum has been under fire from the GPS industry for the last year over the interference the experimental network was shown to create for GPS receivers. Due to the L-band's close proximity to frequencies used in satellite...
Curtains for LightSquared? NTIA says GPS interference is unfixable
NFC sharing between Windows Phone 8 and Android

Wink: A fresh take on photo-sharing that instantly sends your new pictures to the friends you're with

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With Instagram having more or less won the photo-sharing app war, is there still room for another contender? Danish startup Wink believes so. Its new iOS app launches today with a fresh approach to sharing the latest pictures you’ve taken. Wink is all about instantly sharing photos with the people...
Wink: A fresh take on photo-sharing that instantly sends your new pictures to the friends you're with

These Surface-To-Air Missiles Will Be Deployed on London Rooftops

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The U.K. Ministry of Defence decided to install surface-to-air missiles on the roofs of six London housing complexes to defend the Summer Olympics against airborne threats. Neighbors protested, but a judge denied their petition, so the operation will go ahead. Exactly how much firepower are they putting up there? Here's...
These Surface-To-Air Missiles Will Be Deployed on London Rooftops

Microsoft still taking Apple on head-to-head in continued retail expansion

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Microsoft continues to aggressively expand its retail presence, building new stores in close proximity to Apple's existing retail locations....
Microsoft still taking Apple on head-to-head in continued retail expansion

Rocker Creates App To Better The Bootleg Video Experience

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Techdirt has been writing about artists and bands enabling concert-goers' use of smart phone video since its article URLs still ended in numbers. But this has always been something of a gray area, where for every band that likes amateur films promoting them, there's another band (or copyright holder) who...
Rocker Creates App To Better The Bootleg Video Experience
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