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UK offers a shortcut to 4G, but angry Vodafone protests

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Britain’s laggardly rollout of 4G data services has been the cause of much consternation among technology insiders, and for good reason: a series of delays mean that mainstream 4G services are at least a year away — putting the country a long way behind its rivals. But now the nation’s...
UK offers a shortcut to 4G, but angry Vodafone protests

HP Q&A: Converged Cloud is company's chief initiative

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Saar Gillai, named head of Hewlett-Packard's cloud operations in January, is on the hot seat.Turmoil in the upper ranks has caused consternation among customers over the past few years and while Amazon made early inroads in dominating the market for cloud services, HP has been relatively late to the...
HP Q&A: Converged Cloud is company's chief initiative

Amazon Kindle Fire Sales May Reach 6M: Rohan

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Amazon's Kindle Fire could sell 6 million units for the fourth quarter, as the company prepares to announce fourth-quarter earnings Jan. 31. - Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) isn't a company prone to revealing unit sales for its Kindle line of e-readers and tablets, providing a constant source of consternation for analysts trying...
Amazon Kindle Fire Sales May Reach 6M: Rohan

Phil Schiller Claims Customers Aren't Asking for Built-In Blu-Ray Anymore

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Apple customers are no longer asking for Blu-ray drives in their Macs these days, according to Apple marketing head Phil Schiller. This is perhaps unsurprising given Apple's trend toward removing optical drives from its notebook and now desktop lines, but may still cause some consternation among Blu-ray fans. A MacRumors...
Phil Schiller Claims Customers Aren't Asking for Built-In Blu-Ray Anymore

AT&T iPad Security Breach Hacker Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison

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Andrew Auernheimer, one of the hackers behind the release of email addresses of 114,000 iPad users back in 2010, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison following his conviction on one count of identity fraud and one count of 'conspiracy to access a computer without authorization'. In November, Auernheimer...
AT&T iPad Security Breach Hacker Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison

Nonprofit “Digital Public Library Of America” To Launch In April 2013

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The Google Books project (just today pared down a bit) always impressed me with its sheer scope. Offering modern e-books is all well and good, but that’s more of a business problem. It’s the scanning and free availability of thousands upon thousands of old books that struck me as a...
Nonprofit “Digital Public Library Of America” To Launch In April 2013

Microsoft Bullies Users Into Office 365 Services

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Microsoft has confirmed Office 2013 licenses will be locked to one PC and one PC only, halting transfers of the office suite software to replacement computers and perhaps forcing users to use its new Office 365 services. If you install Office 2013 on any PC, that licensed copy belongs to...
Microsoft Bullies Users Into Office 365 Services
Windows Phone 8 software development kit now available for download
What's the deal with Startup Act 3.0?

The real threat to the open web lies with the opaque elite who run it | Emily Bell

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Despite its censorship concerns, Google is part of a small group which operates in startling parallel to the failed financial sectorAs Google co-founder Serge Brin pointed out in an interview with the Guardian, the future of the "open web" is under threat. The billionaire laid out his concerns that a...
The real threat to the open web lies with the opaque elite who run it | Emily Bell

London court not amused by Apple's half-hearted apology

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Cupertino given 24 hours to replace its snarky ad with a proper corrective FORTUNE -- "Love means never having to say you're sorry." -- Erich Segal's Love Story. Someone at Apple (AAPL) seems to have taken Segal's sappy aphorism to heart, much to the consternation of London's highest court of appeals....
London court not amused by Apple's half-hearted apology

Are robots and content farms the future of the news?

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There was some consternation in the media industry this week when the Chicago Tribune announced that it was letting more than 20 of its journalists go and handing over its local coverage to an outfit called Journatic, which looked to some like a “content farm” not unlike AOL’s hyper-local...
Are robots and content farms the future of the news?

Hitman Absolution Sniper Challenge DLC – review

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Xbox 360/PS3/PC; free (with pre-order of Hitman: Absolution); Square Enix/Io InteractiveAs an incentive to pick up a copy of Hitman Absolution, the Sniper Challenge DLC is (cough) perfectly targeted. If you've never played a Hitman game in your life, you'd probably look at it as a puzzling curio at worst...
Hitman Absolution Sniper Challenge DLC – review
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III shipping with locked bootloader
Another Apple patent rejected by US Patent Office, but its fate is far from certain

Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom by Rebecca MacKinnon – review

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This thoroughly researched study finds fundamental freedom of information under constant threat in our online ageIn 2005 a young woman was riding on the underground in Seoul with her dog when it defecated on the floor. She refused to clean it up, to the consternation of passengers. Someone filmed the...
Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom by Rebecca MacKinnon – review
Verizon now selling tablets and netbooks at full, unsubsidized cost

The key to cracking "local," and other insights from Curbed's Lockhart Steele

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Everyone likes the idea of a thriving website sustained by a community of local readers. But too often “local” has been the stuff of journalistic ideals rather than real-world business plans. The real-estate blog Curbed and its sister food and shopping sites, Eater and Racked appear to be bucking that trend.  The sites, which...
The key to cracking "local," and other insights from Curbed's Lockhart Steele

Researchers help give the kilogram a fundamental equivalent

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Much to the consternation of scientists, the cylindrical platinum-iridium artifacts that represent the kilogram (see image above) have been gradually packing on extra weight due to surface contamination. Since that unit of measure is the last to be based on an artifact and not a physical constant of nature...
Researchers help give the kilogram a fundamental equivalent

Facebook's dirty poke app trick gets a thumbs down

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Mark Zuckerberg boasted of copying the Snapchat app in 12 days, but what has Facebook really achieved with its sexting app?Several Yuletides ago, before the novelty of camera phones had worn off, a group of us spent much of Christmas doubled up with laughter after inventing 'hand porn', where we'd...
Facebook's dirty poke app trick gets a thumbs down

Academic social network ResearchGate raises $20M, filing shows

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The academic collaboration startup ResearchGate has picked up $20 million in equity-based funding, an SEC filing from last week shows. The news was first reported by the German startup blog Gruenderszene. ResearchGate, based out of Berlin and Cambridge, Mass., is one of a handful of large academic social networks that...
Academic social network ResearchGate raises $20M, filing shows

What's This? A Mac Virus? No Actually It's A Weakness in Java

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When a computer incident happens on Apple’s Mac OS X, it’s a headline-making event. When it happens on Windows, it’s just another day. That remains the reality, even after a bunch of media reports on how a vulnerability in Java has led to the creation of a Mac botnet about...
What's This? A Mac Virus? No Actually It's A Weakness in Java
Holiday shopping for dummies: The ultimate cheat sheet for perfect gifts

Out of frying pan, HMV's Fox picked to stoke Trinity Mirror's fire

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He couldn’t quite save HMV from the inevitable contraction of analogue entertainment – so can he re-invent one of the UK’s main newspaper publishers for the digital age? Simon Fox, who leaves as CEO of HMV Group this week, has been appointed CEO of Trinity Mirror, which publishes over 130...
Out of frying pan, HMV's Fox picked to stoke Trinity Mirror's fire

Salt Lake City Police Dept. Makes The Move To 'Always-On' Eyecams

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In the beginning, there were dashcams. Cops utilized these to provide Fox's primetime programmers with glorious footage of high speed pursuits and the occasional drunk shirtless man falling down. It provided a record of traffic stops and PIT maneuvers, but the downside was that it failed to capture anything out...
Salt Lake City Police Dept. Makes The Move To 'Always-On' Eyecams

Global PC shipments tick up in Q1, raising eyebrows

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To the likely consternation of those convinced that anyone caught with a normal computer is dreadfully behind the post-PC wave, PC sales are up. In the first quarter of 2012, total global PC shipments inched up 1.9%, surprising Gartner, which had anticipated a decline of 1.2%. A total of 89 million...
Global PC shipments tick up in Q1, raising eyebrows
China unexpectedly lifts ban on IMDb website

As Shares Trade Higher, Kayak CEO Says the IPO Went Exactly as Planned

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After a long-delayed public offering, Kayak co-founder and CEO Steve Hafner said he wouldn’t have done anything differently. “In terms of the IPO, no,” he said in an interview with AllThingsD after ringing the Nasdaq opening bell. “It went exactly like I wanted it to.” Kayak originally filed to go...
As Shares Trade Higher, Kayak CEO Says the IPO Went Exactly as Planned

The Design Diaspora of iOS 6

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This article is an excerpt from TNW’s full review of Apple’s iOS 6. The land of iOS is not one of drastic change. Just as Apple uses restraint in updating its devices, it also does so with its software. The advantages of this aren’t all that apparent to those of us...
The Design Diaspora of iOS 6

Chen Guangcheng's dilemma over whether to stay or leave China

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Chinese activists face quandary of moving overseas for their safety, while knowing their work will be compromised if they doTo stay in China and live with harassment or to move to the US and risk obscurity? For decades, this has been the dilemma for Chinese rights activists, but it has...
Chen Guangcheng's dilemma over whether to stay or leave China
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