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We Know What You Want And When You Will Buy It

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A neuroscience technology breakthrough at the University of California, Berkeley, has major implications for the future of branding and marketing.It finally happened. Neuroscience technology can now reliably read our minds. It’s an accepted fact that is no longer in dispute. Scientists working at the University of California, Berkeley, have successfully...
We Know What You Want And When You Will Buy It

Adidas MiCoach game launching this summer, headed to Xbox 360 and PS3

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Despite being involved in that peaceful conundrum with THQ, we knew Adidas still planned on launching its MiCoach video game at some point in the near future. Now, after weeks of keeping those lips sealed, the German company announced it's teaming up with publisher 505 Games to finally bring...
Adidas MiCoach game launching this summer, headed to Xbox 360 and PS3

DASH promises stutter free streaming video over LTE, hopes you don't care about quality

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We've all been there: fire up a clip from YouTube or a movie on Netflix and things start out great. But, then, after just a few moments, that LTE connection starts to give up the ghost and suddenly you're faced with unbearable stutturing or a video that just dies...
DASH promises stutter free streaming video over LTE, hopes you don't care about quality

Copyright conundrum in Oracle-Google case: Is a computer language fair game?

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The final outcome of Oracle-Google trial will determine whether computer programming languages are subject to copyright law. [Read more]...
Copyright conundrum in Oracle-Google case: Is a computer language fair game?

Apple M&A rumor mill makes millions as Foxconn ‘confirms’ iTV

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Apple may not be buying a high-design German home entertainment device maker, but that doesn’t mean investors in the rumoured target company won’t make a killing – and it doesn’t mean they won’t still have a part to play in Apple’s iTV. This is a classic weekend story conundrum… In...
Apple M&A rumor mill makes millions as Foxconn ‘confirms’ iTV

Interview: Dom Leca of Sparrow on solving the iPhone mail client conundrum

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The new, hotly anticipated, Sparrow Mail app for iOS has been approved and is now making its way through the App Store. We’ll have our review up later today, but we wanted to start out our coverage with an interview of Sparrow co-founder and CEO Dom Leca. Along with the...
Interview: Dom Leca of Sparrow on solving the iPhone mail client conundrum

TomTom releases fix for leap year bug, gets GPS devices back on course

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Not long after acknowledging that a leap year bug had borked a handful of its GPS devices, TomTom's releasing a fix to solve the problem. The company says some nav systems had tracking issues beginning March 31st, claiming the intercalary conundrum was mainly caused by a bug in the...
TomTom releases fix for leap year bug, gets GPS devices back on course

Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)

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Would you be willing to wear an additional device in order to avoid interacting with another? That's the conundrum posed to us by Christian Loclair, a master's student at the Hasso Plattner Institute. His thesis, titled Thumb on Hand Interaction, proposes that users control their mobile equipment with simple...
Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)

Adobe: Web standards match 80 percent of Flash features

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HTML5 and other standards haven't yet caught up to Flash Player, but Adobe thinks they can surpass it -- and it's working to make that happen. Also: What to do about the Retina display conundrum? [Read more]...
Adobe: Web standards match 80 percent of Flash features

Lookout Predicts Americans Lose $30 Million in Smartphones a Year

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We've all done it. You step out on the street after paying for your coffee at Starbucks or handing the cab driver a tip. Your first natural inclination is to reach in to your pocket, dig out your cellphone and call somebody and say, "hey, I'm on my way." But...
Lookout Predicts Americans Lose $30 Million in Smartphones a Year

Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool

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    It’s tough being a journalist, especially if you’re covering technology and living in Silicon Valley, because it seems as if everyone around you is getting fabulously rich while you’re stuck in a job that will never, ever make you wealthy. What’s worse is that all these people...
Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool

What the web is saying about Google’s privacy policy

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Google’s new privacy policy, which launched today and allows personal data to be shared across the entirety of the company’s services, is taking serious fire — not least in Europe, after the French data protection watchdog CNIL said it believes that the new policy breaches European law. The French have...
What the web is saying about Google’s privacy policy

Salford scientists reveal the 'sound of Stonehenge'

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Whatever went on there, it would have impressed the ancient Britons. Even if it was only whispering.Salford's clever academics, who once took me shopping in a virtual supermarket – you sat in an armchair wearing a helmet and a glove – have now recreated the sound of Stonehenge.We are nowhere...
Salford scientists reveal the 'sound of Stonehenge'

Why It Sucks To Quit Facebook (FB)

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On my 30th birthday, I decided to quit Facebook. Being on the site seemed pointless at the time, but now I'm beginning to question my decision.  It's not because the site has changed drastically (it hasn't) or that I miss snooping on random acquaintances (I don't).  What it comes down...
Why It Sucks To Quit Facebook (FB)

AT&T's HTC One X available once again: now up for sale online, coming to retail on June 10th

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Now that the ITC conundrum is partially over, it's time for the HTC One X to get back on track and make its way onto AT&T shelves yet again. For starters, the ReThink Possible outfit has the Sense 4-loaded handset up for grabs now via its online store, while...
AT&T's HTC One X available once again: now up for sale online, coming to retail on June 10th
Can Etsy make the most of its ‘eBay moment’?

Sanho HyperJuice Plug solves the multiple ipad owner's power conundrum

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One for fun, the other for work? If that's how you roll with your iPads, then you might be well trained in the art of battery juggling. If, however, you're not, or you just like to keep things tip-top at all times, then makers of fine accessories, Sanho, have...
Sanho HyperJuice Plug solves the multiple ipad owner's power conundrum

7 steps to raise a geek child

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Photo via Bigstock It’s inevitable. New babies are coming into the world. I began to notice this when former colleagues were no longer available for a chat, coffee or Words with Friends. Instead, I heard them use long-forgotten phrases, terms such as “t-ball practice” or “play date.” And I suddenly...
7 steps to raise a geek child

What The Hell Is Project Management, Anyway?

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"Project management" can sound like everything and nothing all at once. We spoke with a project management pro to clarify what it really means to get people moving in the same direction.Project management seems like a classic chicken-and-egg career conundrum: How do you prove you’re adept at managing projects if...
What The Hell Is Project Management, Anyway?
Last-minute travel app HotelTonight books $23M in funding

Zynga's Mark Pincus on Facebook Conundrum and More: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

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Yesterday, stock in the online gaming site Zynga dropped to new lows, in part caught in the downdraft after the troubled Facebook IPO. In this interview at the 10th D: All Things Digital conference, CEO Mark Pincus talked about that key relationship with the social networking giant upon which...
Zynga's Mark Pincus on Facebook Conundrum and More: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

Google Play's paid app conundrum: It's about the credit cards

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Amazon and Apple have the commerce relationship with customers already and Google needs to get it quickly....
Google Play's paid app conundrum: It's about the credit cards

Quantum Conundrum – review

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PC; £9.99; cert 3+; Airtight/Square EnixIt's been a few years now since Valve usurped iD's crown as the developer's developer, marked by few but always landmark releases. Valve arguably went one further by not restricting itself to epics, with Portals 1 and 2 being the most obvious example of simple...
Quantum Conundrum – review

TV Network Execs Contemplate Going To Court To Say Skipping Commercials Is Illegal

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Late last week Charlie Ergen and the folks at Dish Networks presented the TV networks with a bit of a conundrum. You see, the company decided to actually give consumers what they want: setting up a special DVR system, called Auto Hop, that would let viewers not just automatically DVR...
TV Network Execs Contemplate Going To Court To Say Skipping Commercials Is Illegal

The 25-Million-User Social Network You Forgot About Just Lost Its CEO

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Garrett Camp has abruptly stepped down as CEO of StumbleUpon, the link-sharing service he started 10 years ago. The company is searching for a replacement. Camp will still be the company's chairman. Cofounder and CTO Geoff Smith is staying on. StumbleUpon, which was bought by eBay in 2007 for $75...
The 25-Million-User Social Network You Forgot About Just Lost Its CEO

Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified Communications

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Unified communications is one of those terms that makes enterprise IT guys giddy but also haunts their dreams. The idea of unified communications was conceived in the late 1970s and early '80s when the first Public Branch Exchange systems (PBX) were put in place. The concept continued to evolve with...
Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified Communications

Hillary Clinton: the legend of the secretary of cool continues to grow

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With an image that's already blazing hot, new photos of Madame Secretary in Colombia have lit up the internet once againShe works hard; she plays hard.We already knew the former. Now we know secretary of state Hillary Clinton can throw down just as enthusiastically as a young Hill staffer.Clinton was...
Hillary Clinton: the legend of the secretary of cool continues to grow

Former iAd executive now playing games with mobile ads

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There are no shortage of companies and smart people trying to tackle the mobile advertising problem: how best to integrate interesting ads into such a small screen. Lars Albright, one of the founders of the company that led to Apple’s iAd, thinks that game mechanics could be the answer to...
Former iAd executive now playing games with mobile ads

Stub Rub: Does Exclusivity Hinder Sales Of Movie Tickets Online?

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Besides the typical $1 to $2 broker fee, one of the factors limiting the growth of the online movie-ticket selling business has been its complexity: The two dominant online players in the domestic market, MovieTickets.com and Fandango, don’t have deals with every theater chain, meaning consumers often have to...
Stub Rub: Does Exclusivity Hinder Sales Of Movie Tickets Online?

Now That It's Grown Up, Is Facebook Ready to Face the Real World?

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Facebook is the social butterfly of Internet society, but as a company it has been a wallflower, reluctant to share any but the barest hints of its strategies and finances. Last Friday's IPO coming-out party debuted the shy corporate entity in the realm of public companies and shareholder scrutiny. It's...
Now That It's Grown Up, Is Facebook Ready to Face the Real World?
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