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Microsoft and Samsung demos Xbox display, fills room with images

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Microsoft just demonstrated an interesting Xbox display at the Samsung keynote that apparently fills up the room with images and lights beyond the confines of a television screen. We were shown a video of someone playing Xbox games and making it seem like it's snowing in the room, for...
Microsoft and Samsung demos Xbox display, fills room with images

Google Ventures gets its own blog to talk entrepreneurship, deals and more

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It’s extremely important for every piece of an organization to have an area on the Web where it can share its own voice. For a company that’s as large as Google, it’s very easy to loose site on just how much goes on within the confines of its Mountain View...
Google Ventures gets its own blog to talk entrepreneurship, deals and more
Mobile app security: Always keep the back door locked

Sent From My Phone, In Bed

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Our beds used to be finite. A limited range of activities took place there. We’d sleep, or try to, make love, eat, and maybe read a paperback. But we could only hide from the world for so long. The nagging puppet strings of our desire to learn and experience would...
Sent From My Phone, In Bed
Google CEO Larry Page On PRISM: 'What the...?' (GOOG)

Four desktop email clients that can improve your Gmail experience

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I don't like Gmail...I love Gmail. But I'm not wild about using it from within my Web browser, as I find the interface, well, lacking. (Unattractive and unintuitive are two words that come to mind.) Sure, I can tolerate it if I have to, but I find that I...
Four desktop email clients that can improve your Gmail experience

How would you change Jawbone's Big Jambox?

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In the ever-shrinking world of tech, for a company to release a jumbo-sized variant of a product is something of a novelty. Jawbone's Big Jambox has taken a few courses of steroids, with natty design language and 15-plus hours of battery life. We were certainly fans of the unit,...
How would you change Jawbone's Big Jambox?

Pinterest's Cofounder: We're Still Trying To Figure Out Copyright Laws

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Pinterest co-founder Ben Silbermann responded to a lawyer who removed some of her pinboards out of fear of copyright infringement. In a new blog post, the lawyer named "Kristen," said Silbermann was still trying to figure out an effective solution to avoid copyright infringement on the site. Silbermann said "some...
Pinterest's Cofounder: We're Still Trying To Figure Out Copyright Laws

Great News: Spotify Is Coming To The Web

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Soon, Spotify will be joining us all where we hang out the most: the World Wide Web. The wildly popular streaming music service is breaking free of its app-only confines and launching a browser-based version, the company confirmed. This is great news.  An Awkward Relationship? To date, Spotify's relationship with...
Great News: Spotify Is Coming To The Web
It's a surreal life, 'At Home with the Furries'

Verizon adding suite of Amazon apps to all new Android devices

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Most US carriers have been pulling back on the sheer number of pre-installed apps thrown onto the latest Android devices, but Verizon appears to be heading in the opposite direction. An announcement found within the safe confines of Big Red's internal system indicates that the Samsung Galaxy Stellar wasn't...
Verizon adding suite of Amazon apps to all new Android devices

Zerto, Disaster Recovery in the Cloud, Lands $13 Million From RTP Ventures

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It’s a truism in life as in business that you have to plan for bad things to happen, and it’s especially true of increasingly precious digital data. It would seem that the cloud — that nebulous place where unseen servers maintained by anonymous humans in huge, remote and unmarked buildings...
Zerto, Disaster Recovery in the Cloud, Lands $13 Million From RTP Ventures
Facebook updating app outside Google Play to test new features ahead of public release

The Facebook Imperative

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Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. In it, he explains why enterprise software should take its cues from Facebook and become more social. I quit my job at Oracle in 1999 because I couldn’t stop thinking about a simple question: “Why...
The Facebook Imperative

Twitter just threw a lifeline to the content industry

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Twitter just achieved a holy trinity of snackable multimedia: you could already view Instagram pictures and YouTube videos within tweets, but now you can also listen to SoundCloud sounds without ever leaving Twitter.com. If it sounds a little Facebook-ey, it should — this, along with the other parts of the...
Twitter just threw a lifeline to the content industry

ReadWriteWeb and Tableau Announce Winner of Data Visualization Contest

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ReadWriteWeb and Tableau are pleased to announce the winner of the Tableau User Generated Graph Contest: Rina Bongsu-Petersen and her interpretation of U.S. obesity data. The judges - Marshall Kirkpatrick, ReadWriteWeb's co-editor; Stephen Few, a leading data visualization expert; and Jock Mackinlay, Tableau's director of visual analysis - found the...
ReadWriteWeb and Tableau Announce Winner of Data Visualization Contest

Back To School 2012: Welcome To The Whiteboard Jungle

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Every year we have a little tradition around TC: a “back to school” series for folks who are either entering college or just leaving the confines of academia for their first job. Our goal in this series is to talk about all the gadgetry, great and small, that would help...
Back To School 2012: Welcome To The Whiteboard Jungle

Is 'Pirate DRM' Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?

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The file-sharing world is a multi-headed beast but not just in the traditional ‘hydra’ sense. The most visible elements are the public torrent sites like The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents and any of the others from the current Top 10. Generally (censorship efforts aside) these sites can be accessed by just...
Is 'Pirate DRM' Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?

Splashtop brings Windows 8 Metro Testbed to Apple's iPad (video)

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This has gotta be uncomfortable for the iPad. Now, Windows 8 tablet developers -- or anyone, for that matter -- can test their apps and play with the Microsoft's Metro interface from within the confines of Apple's ubiquitous tablet. The functionality is made possible by Splashtop, which is known...
Splashtop brings Windows 8 Metro Testbed to Apple's iPad (video)
Vayable goes global with tours to explore the world's nooks and crannies

AlphaDog robo pack-mule begins outdoor trials, noisily hikes into your nightmares

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Boston Dynamics' LS3, better known 'round these parts as AlphaDog, has already wowed us with a display of its stability, power and mobility. Thing is, that little clip we caught back in October took place entirely within the safe and purposefully laid out confines of a laboratory. So, the question...
AlphaDog robo pack-mule begins outdoor trials, noisily hikes into your nightmares

VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

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Does DRM stop (or even slow down) piracy? This question's hardly hypothetical. It's been answered with a resounding "no" all over the internet. Of course, it's been argued that DRM was never about piracy prevention, but instead was a vehicle for content owners to control the technology in the...
VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

Simple.TV review: a set-top box that streams broadcast TV to mobile devices

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Anyone who follows the home entertainment space closely probably agrees that TV is broken: archaic user interfaces, pricey bundles, six remotes that each do one thing, all limited to the confines of your home. Of course, realizing it's broken and knowing how to fix it are two different things....
Simple.TV review: a set-top box that streams broadcast TV to mobile devices

Hollywood Talent Turns To Kickstarter To Escape 'Institutional Censorship'

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In discussions about artists like Amanda Palmer using Kickstarter, plenty of people continue to insist that their success was made possible by their traditional industry backgrounds. We've already gone over lots of reasons why this is silly, most notably the fact that such artists to a lot of work and...
Hollywood Talent Turns To Kickstarter To Escape 'Institutional Censorship'

Facebook goes totally gay for National Coming Out Day

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The above is a sweet video our LGBT pals at Facebook cooked up for National Coming Out Day. Facebook is one of the most openly supporting tech companies we’ve seen when it comes to queer issues. From taking on bullying head first to helping queer folks more accurately define...
Facebook goes totally gay for National Coming Out Day
The Verge is hiring a New York-based video editor

Google on PRISM accusations 'WHAT THE ...'

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You don’t get any more tenacious denials than this. First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers. Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a “back door” to the information stored in our data centers. We...
Google on PRISM accusations 'WHAT THE ...'

Jelly Bean port passes the butter to the Galaxy S III, ROM flashing required

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It took only one day for devs to unleash Jelly Bean 4.1 from its server confines and out into the eager underbelly of Android's community. And those enterprising hackers haven't wasted any time getting that buttered up OS running on Galaxy Nexus handsets (yes, even for Verizon subs). Now,...
Jelly Bean port passes the butter to the Galaxy S III, ROM flashing required
Adventures In Customer Support: E-commerce Gets Some New Breast Friends

Anthony Bourdain Guests on 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' Really!

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It's not a stretch to say that anyone who's watched Anthony Bourdain on his various cable shows has either wanted to be his drinking buddy or slug him right in the mouth, a feeling that usually changes from hour to hour. He reminds me of those friends I had in...
Anthony Bourdain Guests on 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' Really!
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