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A month with the iPhone 5

iPhone 5: the rumor roundup

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We're on the cusp of Apple's sixth iPhone launch, and there's very different expectations than there were last year. The 2011 rumor cycle left more than a few people burned: the later-than-usual October launch and repeated claims of a heavily-remade design led some to a disappointment when the iPhone...
iPhone 5: the rumor roundup

Sharp's next-gen concept displays and 60-inch ICC 4K LCD (eyes-on)

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The majority of Sharp's area on the CES show floor is taken up by its 2013 consumer AQUOS range, but hidden in dark corners are tech demos, concept panels, and ridiculously priced displays. One demonstration set is split into two sections, comparing the company's next-gen Quattron yellow sub-pixel technology...
Sharp's next-gen concept displays and 60-inch ICC 4K LCD (eyes-on)

RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)

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Bend, drown, drop and zap? No, that's not your mnemonic device for surviving a fire, it's actually RIM's protocol for destroying their own products. In a trio of behind-the-scenes videos released today, the company's pulled back the curtain on its Hardware Support Lab's process, giving users a peek at...
RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)

Coming Up: Apple Paints Its Vision for the Future of Mac, iOS at WWDC

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The banners are up, the stage is set and it’s almost time for the curtain to come up on the next crop of Apples. While most of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is for developers’ eyes only, Monday’s keynote speech is open to the press, and is typically the place where...
Coming Up: Apple Paints Its Vision for the Future of Mac, iOS at WWDC

Hands on with the new tab synchronization feature in Chrome 19

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Google has rolled out a new release of Chrome in the stable channel. The update, version 19, uses the Chrome synchronization framework to introduce support for sharing open tabs between instances of the browser. The update also brings a number of security fixes and other minor improvements. Google first lifted...
Hands on with the new tab synchronization feature in Chrome 19

Ferris Bueller Is Back For The Super Bowl, But Not As You Might Expect (VIDEO)

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A couple weeks ago, a quick teaser video emerged on the web and many thought that all signs pointed to the sequel to the classic movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The teaser video simply had Ferris Bueller star, Matthew Broderick emerge from behind a curtain and hint “how could...
Ferris Bueller Is Back For The Super Bowl, But Not As You Might Expect (VIDEO)
Social: Now Barack Obama Can Brag About His Klout Score With a (Slightly) Straighter Face

Curtain up!

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What new shows and characters will people fall in love with? America will decide what they want to watch. [Read more]...
Curtain up!

Reddit user Violentacrez to explain 'gallows humour' in CNN interview

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Texas programmer Michael Brutsch was fired from his job after a Gawker expose on his involvement in misogynistic postsThe prolific anonymous Reddit user who was exposed by a Gawker article as the troll 'Violentacrez' has issued an apology of sorts for his involvement in posts that included racist and misogynistic...
Reddit user Violentacrez to explain 'gallows humour' in CNN interview

Pulling An Anti-Yahoo, Congress Considers Telecommuting

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A new proposal would allow members of Congress to debate, hold meetings, and vote from their home district offices. But if Marissa Mayer thinks Yahoo is too dysfunctional for it, what would telecommuting do to the most dysfunctional workplace on Earth? Although Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is cracking down on...
Pulling An Anti-Yahoo, Congress Considers Telecommuting

Olympus OM-D E-M5 made official: film SLR-inspired Micro Four Thirds camera for $999.99

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Olympus has finally pulled the curtain back on what has been possibly the most leaked camera in recent memory: the OM-D E-M5. Just as the PEN cameras were inspired by the company's half-frame shooters of the '50s and '60s, the first camera in the OM-D line harkens back to...
Olympus OM-D E-M5 made official: film SLR-inspired Micro Four Thirds camera for $999.99

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event: Follow it live

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When Microsoft pulls up the curtain on the newest version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8, today at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, you can see a live blog of the action here. The formal unveiling of Windows Phone 8 comes on the heels of Microsoft's official...
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event: Follow it live

After all-night hackathon, Facebook rings opening bell

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Can Facebook hold on to its hacker culture as it becomes a public company? In the buildup to the social network’s closely watched IPO today, the people who work at the company seem to be doing everything they can to stay true to their roots. After giving Mark Zuckerberg...
After all-night hackathon, Facebook rings opening bell

Twelve South unveils SurfacePad: leather wrist pad for MacBook Air

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In line with its Mac-exclusive focus, Twelve South's pulled back the curtain on SurfacePad, a genuine leather wrist rest protector just for MacBook Airs. The leather strip aims to keep the notebook's casing unscathed by watches or jewelry and the undersides of hands comfortable. Need some added cushion and...
Twelve South unveils SurfacePad: leather wrist pad for MacBook Air

Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus

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We’ve just received an invite from Microsoft to an event on May 21st where it will show off the next version of its Xbox console and media box. The next version of the company’s media play has been expected for a while, especially as Sony unveiled most of its PlayStation 4 at...
Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus

It's time to bike

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Over on the Official Google Blog, you can read a very, very exciting announcement: Google Maps now offers biking directions! As my teammate Shannon mentions in that post, we've been constantly asked when this feature will be made available. But as an engineer working on the directions team, I'd often...
It's time to bike

Norton gets personal with One

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As personal computer security gets more complicated, Symantec pulls back the curtain on a new simplified approach called Norton One. Meanwhile, Norton 360 gets an upgrade....
Norton gets personal with One

HP Brings Curtain Down on Annus Horribilis Fiscal 2012

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Last week, Hewlett-Packard stock traded below $13 a share. Closing Friday at $12.85, the shares finished the week at their lowest level since the fall of 2002. On Monday the stock recovered by more than 3 percent along with numerous other tech stocks that rose that day When the company...
HP Brings Curtain Down on Annus Horribilis Fiscal 2012
HP's 2012 ultrabook lineup: specs, pricing, and hands-on preview

China's web censors are quick, but take breaks for the evening news

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Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like microblogging platform, has seen tremendous growth since launching in 2010, with the site's 300 million users combining to post 70,000 messages per minute. This growth has forced the Chinese government to ramp up its censorship tactics, though its precise methods have thus far remained a...
China's web censors are quick, but take breaks for the evening news

Rimac delivers Concept_One-based one-off, refuses to pull back the curtain

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What's that intriguing shape poking out from underneath the curtain? Rimac Automobili assures us all via its Facebook account that there's a Concept_One in there -- or, at least, a "one-off car based [on it]," marking the delivery of the company's much discussed and sometimes questioned 1,088 horsepower electric...
Rimac delivers Concept_One-based one-off, refuses to pull back the curtain
Samsung announces Galaxy S IV

Barnes & Noble launching Nook Video this fall with a little help from HBO, Sony, Disney, Viacom, more

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We caught wind of an upcoming video offering from Barnes & Noble a couple of weeks back, as part of a tip on new tablet offerings from the company. And while we've yet to hear anything official on the latter, this morning the bookstore pulled back the curtain on...
Barnes & Noble launching Nook Video this fall with a little help from HBO, Sony, Disney, Viacom, more

Violentcrez Admits He Did It All for 'Meaningless Internet Points' on Anderson Cooper 360

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(Photo: CNN) Michael Brutsch, whom Gawker outed last week as the man behind the racist and misogynistic Reddit troll account Violentacrez, is slated to appear tonight on Anderson Cooper 360. In sound bites published to CNN’s Press Room blog, Mr. Brutsch speaks with CNN’s Drew Griffin about his experiences moderating the controversial...
Violentcrez Admits He Did It All for 'Meaningless Internet Points' on Anderson Cooper 360

Apple App Store reviewer’s Facebook test account discovered, then shuttered

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If you’re at all interested in Apple’s App Store review process, then then this is an interesting tidbit that you’ll love. Dive Apple (cached) is what appears to be a (now closed) test account used by App Store reviewers to test Facebook apps. It was uncovered via a tip to Jon...
Apple App Store reviewer’s Facebook test account discovered, then shuttered

Here Comes The Next PlayStation! Join Us Live At 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific For The Sony Event Liveblog

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The war for your living room is about to heat up. While Microsoft is still keeping its own next-generation console under lock and key, rival Sony is gearing up to take the stage in New York City and show off exactly what it’s been working on for the past few...
Here Comes The Next PlayStation! Join Us Live At 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific For The Sony Event Liveblog

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook gets official: on sale August 21st for $1,399 and up

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Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been a known entity since May, when the company gave us a look at the 14-inch, Ivy Bridge-packing Ultrabook. Up until now, though, the successor to the ThinkPad X1 remained somewhat shrouded in mystery, with no pricing or specific availability information to its name....
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook gets official: on sale August 21st for $1,399 and up
Newvem pulls back the curtain on Amazon cloud usage

Padfone 2 surfaces in video, ASUS CEO gives viewers a brief tour (video)

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A launch event invitation has already given us a glimpse of the ASUS Padfone 2, but Bloomberg TV India caught up with the firm's CEO Jerry Chen and snagged a video tour of the device before its October 16th reveal. The second iteration of the Padfone packs a 4.7-inch...
Padfone 2 surfaces in video, ASUS CEO gives viewers a brief tour (video)
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