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Samsung Galaxy S4 teardown: Redesigned interior, easy to crack open

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Bill Detwiler cracks open the Samsung Galaxy S4, explores the redesigned interior, and shows you why the S4 is easier to repair than previous Galaxy phones. [Read more]...
Samsung Galaxy S4 teardown: Redesigned interior, easy to crack open

Why, how and where to update your Windows 8 drivers

www.pcworld.com
Has your computer's hardware started freaking out, freezing up or behaving in weird ways since you've made the jump to Windows 8? Don't lay blame at the feet of a mischievous gremlin. Instead, it's much more likely that your devices simply aren't rocking the most up-to-date Windows 8-compatible drivers....
Why, how and where to update your Windows 8 drivers

Lemon Cracks Open Its Smarter Wallet App For Publishers

www.fastcompany.com
Lemon, creator of the Smarter Wallet app that lets you store digitized versions of the paper and plastic bits in your wallet, just launched Lemonade, a platform for third-party publishers to create add-ons to the digital wallet service. With Lemon's Smarter Wallet users can store all the things you'd normally...
Lemon Cracks Open Its Smarter Wallet App For Publishers
Protest stirs up GDC with 'God hates game designers' message

Windows Phone Tango ROM leaks out, reveals support for more background tasks

www.engadget.com
Rumors point toward a probable Tango launch in China on the 21st of the month, but folks over at the XDA forums already have their eager palms on a "world first" ROM. The leaked Windows Phone goodies show support for more multitasking apps, getting a boost from the five...
Windows Phone Tango ROM leaks out, reveals support for more background tasks

Pricey Chromebook Pixel: Built well but impractical to upgrade

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Bill Detwiler cracks open the Google Chromebook Pixel and shows you why it's easy to open and service, but nearly impossible to upgrade. [Read more]...
Pricey Chromebook Pixel: Built well but impractical to upgrade
Zamzee Cracks Gamified Fitness...For the Children

Difficult-to-repair Surface Pro built more like an ultrabook than a tablet

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Bill Detwiler cracks open the difficult-to-repair Microsoft Surface Pro and shows you how it's built more like a laptop or ultrabook than a tablet. [Read more]...
Difficult-to-repair Surface Pro built more like an ultrabook than a tablet

Start-Up Aims to Cast Mobile Photos in a New Lightt

allthingsd.com
Apps that take photos or videos are so 2011. These days, the big thing is apps that try to find some interesting fusion of the two. Programs like Cinemagram do this by allowing users to create an animated image that is mostly a still image, with video running in a...
Start-Up Aims to Cast Mobile Photos in a New Lightt

Sapphire sketches: On mobility in the enterprise

www.zdnet.com
Earlier this month, I covered SAP’s Sapphire Now conference in Orlando. But a few things slipped between the cracks. These are my Sapphire sketches for 2012....
Sapphire sketches: On mobility in the enterprise

Apple does the two-step: new layer of security added to Apple ID, iCloud

gigaom.com
Apple is giving its users more security over their Apple accounts and remotely stored data with a new option of two-step security authentication. Users can add two forms of verification on their Apple ID — the identity used to sign into iTunes, the App Store, FaceTime, iMessage and more —...
Apple does the two-step: new layer of security added to Apple ID, iCloud

Two-Step Verification Dances Around the Issue

pandodaily.com
Last June, millions of LinkedIn accounts were hacked. In July, 400,000 Yahoo accounts were hacked. On Friday, one tech writer, Mat Honan, had his Apple and Amazon accounts hacked through cracks in their customer service, bringing down the rest of his digital identity, as well as wiping years’ worth of...
Two-Step Verification Dances Around the Issue
Former McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt takes reins at FireEye
More Panasonic Lumix GF5 images leak, comes in both black and white versions

Google Quietly Acq-hires Part Of Design Firm Cuban Council For Google+

techcrunch.com
In the midst of today’s news whirl, this tidbit slipped through the cracks; Part of the design team Cuban Council has apparently been acq-hired by Google, according to a note on their blog. Google has also confirmed the mini-acquisition in an email to TechCrunch. “We’re very excited to share that...
Google Quietly Acq-hires Part Of Design Firm Cuban Council For Google+
Epic shows us the future of gaming with new Unreal Engine 3 reel [video]

Wintel under siege as mobile and Android ascend at Computex

www.pcworld.com
Surging tablet sales and the muted response to Windows 8 have opened the door for Android at this year's Computex and exposed deeper cracks in the Wintel powerhouse of Windows software and Intel chips.Microsoft and Intel have dominated the Computex trade show for decades, with faster chips and new...
Wintel under siege as mobile and Android ascend at Computex

The Weirdest Google Glass Entries That Won (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
Google announced that it's giving 8,000 people early access to Google Glass, its computer glasses. Google had a contest to decide who would win the privilege to pay $1,500 for Glass. The contest involved writing a tweet with #ifihadglass, or posting on Google+. Today Google Glass started tweeting at the...
The Weirdest Google Glass Entries That Won (GOOG)

Booting Up: The Throw Your iPhone Around Like a Ball Edition

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Wheeeee! TheO ball let's you toss your iPhone for fun and sport. Sorry, hipsters, cool kid cracks not included. [TUAW] User sues Google for bypassing default privacy settings on Safari. The Wall Street Journal's "What They Know" series strikes again! [VentureBeat] Comcast tries to take businesses away from Netflix by...
Booting Up: The Throw Your iPhone Around Like a Ball Edition

Have the cracks begun to show in Sky's duty of impartiality? - The Independent

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Have the cracks begun to show in Sky's duty of impartiality? - The Independent

When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC

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You work hard to protect your PC from the malicious thugs of our digital world. You keep your antivirus program up to date. You avoid questionable Web sites. You don't open suspicious email attachments. You keep Java, Flash, and Adobe Reader up-to-date--or better yet, you learn to live without...
When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC

Review: LG Nexus 4 - a world class smartphone for $300

9to5google.com
Honestly, when I heard that the Nexus 4, the long-rumored LG entrant into the Google-phone legacy, was going to come sans LTE, I almost threw in the towel on it.  After all, the last version, the Galaxy Nexus, is equipped with LTE in its Verizon and Samsung incarnations with LTE....
Review: LG Nexus 4 - a world class smartphone for $300

Oops: Google backtracks and revokes some Glass Explorer invitations due to non-compliance

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Google has announced that some of the invitations it sent out for its Glass Explorer test group will be revoked because not all accepted applicants meet the terms of the contest. The company put out a call for applications in February, allowing Google+ and Twitter users to express interest in...
Oops: Google backtracks and revokes some Glass Explorer invitations due to non-compliance

The Blackberry 10 rollout: Death by a thousand paper cuts

pandodaily.com
It’s been only one month since the company formerly known as RIM publicly debuted the Blackberry 10 platform and corresponding flagship devices (on which its comeback hopes rest), and yet there are already serious cracks in its foundation. While the devices aren’t yet available for purchase in the US, early...
The Blackberry 10 rollout: Death by a thousand paper cuts

Gorilla Glass 3 promises 40 percent fewer scratches

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Corning has developed a new version of its Gorilla Glass for smartphones and tablets that it says will result in 40 percent fewer scratches and appear in devices later this year. Corning makes the glass used in devices from Apple, Samsung and other top-tier vendors. It introduced Gorilla Glass...
Gorilla Glass 3 promises 40 percent fewer scratches

Google Play cracks down on "confusingly similar" apps

arstechnica.com
With the latest changes to its developer policy, Google seems to making a serious effort to try to impose some sort of order on the wild west town that is its Google Play Android app store. The most important change for the unsavvy consumer might be the new restrictions on...
Google Play cracks down on "confusingly similar" apps

A kinder, gentler DRM?

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With Harry Potter fan site and e-bookstore Pottermore.com now using watermarking instead of heavyweight DRM on all the Harry Potter e-books, anti-DRM arguments are growing louder. Now the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), the organization that oversees the EPUB e-book format, hopes to create an industry standard for “lightweight content...
A kinder, gentler DRM?
FAA will review Boeing 787 Dreamliner after latest mishap

Rather Than Pressuring The ITC Over Key Patent Cases, Congress Should Fix A Broken Patent System

www.techdirt.com
For years we've talked about how many patent holders these days have two cracks at anyone they accuse of infringing: through the courts and then separately through the ITC, which can issue an injunction (but not monetary awards) that block a product made elsewhere from entering the US. The ITC...
Rather Than Pressuring The ITC Over Key Patent Cases, Congress Should Fix A Broken Patent System

Local charities and community groups need to focus on online efforts

www.guardian.co.uk
Online marketing and donation tools can help grassroots organisations survive the current economic difficultiesThe UK has slipped back into recession, putting even more pressure on the collective national pocket. As disposable income and financial confidence shrink, what affect will this have on the UK's small, local charities and community groups?These...
Local charities and community groups need to focus on online efforts
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