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Nokia: The White Lumia 800 Will Ship This Month Starting With European Markets

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Forget about the Lumia 900 for a minute. Nokia just announced white Nokia Lumia 800 is finally on the release block and scheduled to hit stores later this month. Availability will be limited to Europe initially but it will eventually hit other countries as well. Other than the stark white...
Nokia: The White Lumia 800 Will Ship This Month Starting With European Markets

Seattle outranks San Francisco for title of geekiest (and smartest) people

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A Seattle rainbow San Francisco may have better restaurants, weather, shopping and cocktails. But here’s one area where Seattle outshines the city by the bay. According to a survey by Travel + Leisure magazine, Seattle has the most tech-savvy people in the country. Yep, we’re geekier in Seattle than our...
Seattle outranks San Francisco for title of geekiest (and smartest) people

The Fortunes Of Solitude: Susan Cain On Introverts, The "New Groupthink," And The Problems With Brainstorming

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A self-avowed introvert herself, Susan Cain is the author of the recently published book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. Cain says this quality is vastly misunderstood and undervalued. Bill Gates, Craig Newmark, and Mark Zuckerberg would agree: They’re introverts, too. Bill Gates, Craig...
The Fortunes Of Solitude: Susan Cain On Introverts, The "New Groupthink," And The Problems With Brainstorming

Updated Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP

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CDMA variants are, invariably, the redheaded stepchildren of the Nexus line. That is to say, those units nearly always trail behind their GSM counterparts where updates and official support are concerned. But it appears Google's picking up the pace, having just released the latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (JRO03H)...
Updated Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP

Digital Storm launches Marauder series of desktop PCs for gamers on a budget

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Digital Storm gets plenty of coverage for its boutique gaming PCs and coma-inducing prices, but its latest Marauder lineup serves as proof that it's willing to also build quality, affordable rigs for the masses. Consumers may choose between four configurations, which feature AMD processors on the low-end and Intel...
Digital Storm launches Marauder series of desktop PCs for gamers on a budget

Samsung confirms Pink Galaxy Note coming soon, we go hands-on (video)

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Sure, you can personalize your Galaxy Note by sketching with the 5.3-inch phablet's S Pen, but there's no better way to express your mobile-obsessed self than by dressing your device in a flashy new color. Pink is the flavor of the month over at Samsung, which just gave us...
Samsung confirms Pink Galaxy Note coming soon, we go hands-on (video)
Engagio Brings Its Social Inbox To Your Gmail Inbox

RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

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Research In Motion executivess took the stage during BlackBerry DevCon Europe on Tuesday to clear up a few facts about the company’s success with its BlackBerry App World marketplace. RIM’s new CEO Thorsten Heins said BlackBerry App World is now home to more than 60,000 applications, which is a...
RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

Reuters Agrees: The Next iPhone Will Be Larger

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The Wall Street Journal made waves yesterday. Citing unnamed sources, the Journal reported Apple is ordering larger touchscreens for the next iPhone. Now, citing its own unnamed sources, Reuters somewhat confirmed the reported. Prepare yourself, iPhone diehards. All signs point to a larger iPhone. The thought of a larger iPhone...
Reuters Agrees: The Next iPhone Will Be Larger
iPad 3 design revealed as new wave of parts leak; Retina Display possibly pictured

Amazon Revamps Its Mobile Apps: Adds Browse By Department, Subscription-Based Shopping

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Today, Amazon is updating its mobile applications for Android and iOS with a couple of notable additions that will make using these small-screened counterparts more in line with the desktop-sized website. Probably the most helpful change is the ability to browse and shop by department (finally!). Prior to the change,...
Amazon Revamps Its Mobile Apps: Adds Browse By Department, Subscription-Based Shopping

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda

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Livebookings, the restaurant booking and marketing service that competes with services like OpenTable, is announcing today that it has picked up another $24 million (£15 million) in funding to continue growing its business in Europe and beyond. The news highlights two trends we’ve seen emerging recently around here: companies dedicated...
Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda

Nielsen: Europeans Are More Responsive To Mobile Ads Than U.S. Counterparts

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We’ve seen different studies done about the state of mobile advertising, highlighting issues like privacy and how people think of mobile ads compared to ads on TV. Today, some numbers that give us an idea of geographical breakdown: people in the U.S., it seems, like mobile ads less than those...
Nielsen: Europeans Are More Responsive To Mobile Ads Than U.S. Counterparts

Twitter Product VP Satya Patel Steps Down As Its Products and Ad Business Grow

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Satya Patel joined Twitter in March of 2011, after a four-year stint as an investor with Battery Ventures. He took on the big job of managing the company’s core product as well as its growing advertising business. But now, as its ads business is starting to take off, he’s leaving...
Twitter Product VP Satya Patel Steps Down As Its Products and Ad Business Grow
Androids Can Funnel Spotify's Free Radio Now

Fancy doubles its user base to 500k in two months, launches an Android app

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Since launching its commerce platform in February, Fancy has gone on to double its user base to 500,000. A lot of signups is all good and well, but what really counts is how often engaged those users are. While Fancy itself wants to veer away from the Pinterest comparison, it’s...
Fancy doubles its user base to 500k in two months, launches an Android app

Building a Better Mouse Lock for Chrome and Firefox

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Build a better mouse trap, and the world will beat a path to your door. Build a better mouse lock for Web browsers, and you might make browser-based gaming a lot more attractive. Vincent Scheib has been working on a W3C specification and feature for Chrome that will put browsers...
Building a Better Mouse Lock for Chrome and Firefox

Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS launch today in Canada with over 100 channels

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Having already debuted in the UK, Roku is officially undertaking the second stage of its international attack plan by taking on a new region of North America: Canada. Given the box's roots and popularity as a Netflix streamer it's no surprise that the international rollouts just happen to be...
Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS launch today in Canada with over 100 channels

Remember Facebook’s gadget vending machine? Looks like Google has the exact same one.

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Since the launch of Google+, both Google and Facebook have been accused of ‘stealing’ ideas from one another to implement in their rapidly-growing social networks. It now appears that Google has taken a little office inspiration from its social rival, by outfitting its Mountain View HQ with vending machines that dispense...
Remember Facebook’s gadget vending machine? Looks like Google has the exact same one.
New iPad users blowing by their monthly plan in hours thanks to LTE

My Xbox LIVE app adds iPad support in 1.6 update

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One mobile pillar at a time, or so seems Microsoft's approach to support for My Xbox LIVE. The app, previously available as a remote control perk for Windows Phone, Android and iPhone users, has just seen a 1.6 update that brings with it bug fixes for iOS, but more...
My Xbox LIVE app adds iPad support in 1.6 update

Researchers power microbots made of bubbles with lasers

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They may not be "robots" as most have come to expect, but these so-called microrobots developed by a team of researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa do have at least one thing in common with many of their mechanical counterparts: lasers. As IEEE Spectrum reports, the bots...
Researchers power microbots made of bubbles with lasers

Sample Photos and Screenshots from 3rd Generation iPad

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Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has been spending some more time with the 3rd Generation iPad in their possession. They took some screenshots of the native apps that come bundled with the new iPad that support its new Retina screen. This is a screenshot from iPhoto (click for full size): The sizes...
Sample Photos and Screenshots from 3rd Generation iPad
T-Mobile tinkers with its tablet, dongle plans; offers overage fee option

Android 4.0.4 rolls out to HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus and GSM Nexus S

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Let's just say you have an HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus (I9250) or a UMTS / GSM Nexus S (I9020). If so, it may behoove you to begin frantically checking your phone to see if any updates are available, because Google has taken to its favorite social network to announce...
Android 4.0.4 rolls out to HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus and GSM Nexus S

Breakfast's super-speed reactive electromagnetic display is 44,000 dots of promotional awesome (video)

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TNT wanted to launch its new crime show Perception, in style, and we have to give it to 'em, this is pretty cool. Working with professional technological tinkerers, Breakfast, they created a 23 x 12 foot display made up of 44,000 electromagnetic dots. Imagine those ticker boards you see...
Breakfast's super-speed reactive electromagnetic display is 44,000 dots of promotional awesome (video)
Orbitz customizing search results for Mac users with higher-priced hotels

New Part Leaks Include Taller iPod Touch Front Panel, 'iPhone 5' Cameras

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In line with today's claims of taller iPhone prototypes with 3.95-inch displays, one of our sources has provided us with images of what are claimed to be new next-generation iOS device parts being carried by a supplier. The most significant of these parts is a claimed front panel from the...
New Part Leaks Include Taller iPod Touch Front Panel, 'iPhone 5' Cameras

Apple Gains Certification to Sell Brazilian-Assembled iPad 2, New iPad Certification Pending

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Back in late February, we noted that Apple had begun selling Brazilian-assembled 8 GB iPhone 4 models in that country, yielding the first fruits from Foxconn's production lines starting up in the country. Foxconn has also been said to be gearing up for iPad production in Brazil, with domestic production...
Apple Gains Certification to Sell Brazilian-Assembled iPad 2, New iPad Certification Pending
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