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Rise: An alarm clock that you'll love for iPhone

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Rise is a very, very simple alarm clock app for the iPhone. It has support for a single alarm that you set to trigger once or once a day. That’s it. It’s not the most robust app of its kind, and it’s actually crippled a bit by Apple’s app policies,...
Rise: An alarm clock that you'll love for iPhone

Reuters Sorry About Pre-Releasing Kinda Bitchy Soros Obit, Not Sorry Enough To Take It Down

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From our friends over at Dealbreaker, we learn that those bastions of professional journalism, Reuters, published a premature obituary for George Soros (where they left in the XXs for his age). Upon realizing this, Reuters issued an apology, but apparently left the original story up for about an hour before...
Reuters Sorry About Pre-Releasing Kinda Bitchy Soros Obit, Not Sorry Enough To Take It Down

10 Essential Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

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This series is supported by Rackspace, the better way to do hosting. Learn more about Rackspace’s hosting solutions here.As a web developer, you’re probably among the earliest adopters of new browser technologies. Google’s relatively new Chrome browser is one of those products that developers jumped all over as soon...
10 Essential Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

Google Pumps Up Their Cloud Print Service With New FedEx Partnership

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The amount of harried printing situations I’ve been party to has dropped dramatically since I finished school, but Google’s new update to their Cloud Print service should have you covered if you can’t say the same. According to a post on the official Chrome blog Google has baked the ability...
Google Pumps Up Their Cloud Print Service With New FedEx Partnership

After A Month Of Stealthy Testing, Uber Officially Launches In Philadelphia

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It’s been just over a month since on-demand car service Uber announced that they had soft launched in Philadelphia, and as usual that time has been spent in quiet contemplation while they worked out the specifics like pricing and local fleet operations. Today, Uber officially exits their stealthy “research phase”...
After A Month Of Stealthy Testing, Uber Officially Launches In Philadelphia

6 Things The Facebook Phone MUST Do (FB)

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So far it seems like people just don't care about the Facebook phone. We reached out to Josh Matthews, CEO and co-founder of Apkudo, a company that helps developers improve their Android apps and has done the testing and optimization for companies like Samsung and Sony, to talk details on...
6 Things The Facebook Phone MUST Do (FB)

Breaking Media: 5 ways to make and monetize a niche audience

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What do you get when you hire over-educated writers and ask them to produce a muck-raking tabloid for professionals? In the case of Breaking Media, you get a badly-behaved but valuable audience of lawyers and bankers. The company’s signature Above the Law site now has nearly a million monthly readers...
Breaking Media: 5 ways to make and monetize a niche audience
Nexus 4 and Nexus 10: Android finally gets its luxury models -- with caveats
If Tencent wants WeChat to go global, it has to stop international censorship

Editing Text On Your iPad? Speed Up The Process With SwipeSelection

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More than a few people have been clamoring for Daniel Hooper’s thoughtful iPad text editing concept to become a real thing since his video started making the rounds, and now all you mobile text editors have reason to celebrate. Thanks to the efforts of an intrepid iOS hacker named...
Editing Text On Your iPad? Speed Up The Process With SwipeSelection

BuzzFeed Launches An Ad Network To Bring Sponsored Content To Thought Catalog, Dealbreaker, More

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Your Cat Goes Here. Buzzfeed has created an ad network to bring its advertiser-sponsored content to the homepages of other sites, AdAge reported on Tuesday. The roster of partner sites currently includes smaller, niche publishers such as The Hairpin, Thought Catalog, and Dealbreaker, but BuzzFeed president Jon Steinberg says...
BuzzFeed Launches An Ad Network To Bring Sponsored Content To Thought Catalog, Dealbreaker, More

The SkateBack: Sheathing your iPhone in recycled skateboards is cool, but is it practical?

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As a child of the 80s, I have an intense soft spot for skateboards and skate culture, so an adhesive backing for your iPhone, made out of recycled skateboard material from real factories was something I just had to check out. The SkateBack is a new product of Grove, the...
The SkateBack: Sheathing your iPhone in recycled skateboards is cool, but is it practical?

Here's One Reason Why You Shouldn't Buy The iPhone 5

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Still on the fence about whether or not you should get an iPhone 5? While most people would say "yes" to everything Apple and hail the iPhone 5 as the king of smartphones (including us!), we're gonna play devil's advocate and find reasons against buying a new iPhone 5. Reason...
Here's One Reason Why You Shouldn't Buy The iPhone 5

Bad Taste In Music? Crowdsource Your Next Party Playlist With Anthm

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Cultivating the perfect party playlist requires more than a little time and effort, but when there are kegs to be tapped and cheese plates to be arranged, the task can sadly fall by the wayside. That’s where a new iOS app called Anthm comes in — instead of putting the...
Bad Taste In Music? Crowdsource Your Next Party Playlist With Anthm

How To Get More Work Done On Your iPad (AAPL)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks the iPad will be a bigger product than the PC in the next few years. If that happens, then the iPad will have to be able to do a lot of the stuff we're currently doing on laptops. Somewhat surprisingly, there are already a lot...
How To Get More Work Done On Your iPad (AAPL)

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Cross-posted from In a word, yes. In two words, yes, but... Nasdaq OMX Group Inc.'s (NDAQ) first-quarter earnings dropped 51%, weighed down by outlays related to the botched Facebook Inc. (FB) stock-market debut and acquisition-related charges. In March, the exchange group sealed plans to pay out $62 million to...
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Where Kim Dotcom and Mega have the edge on Dropbox and Box.net

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As a world (in)famous technologist with the literal last name “Dotcom,” Kim Dotcom is a man whose swag is matched only by the damages sought against him by the U.S. government. His filesharing site Megaupload was long the ire of record companies and movie studios, who say it was a...
Where Kim Dotcom and Mega have the edge on Dropbox and Box.net
The Jawbone UP Is Back, But Is It Better Than Ever?
Fitbit One Review: Slightly Flawed, But Still A Great Way To Quantify Yourself
Crowdfunding, The 'Game-Changing' Part Of The Jobs Act, Is Stuck In Regulatory Hell

How Not To Persuade VC Funder Jeff Clavier To Invest In Your Startup

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Ben and Hermione Way can't seem to catch a break in week two of Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley." After unsuccessfully pitching their health startup Ignite to San Francisco tech investor Dave McClure, the two tried their luck with Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC, another early stage tech investor. Clavier has...
How Not To Persuade VC Funder Jeff Clavier To Invest In Your Startup

PC laptop buying guide--back to school edition

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Andrew Cunningham PC shopping can be a miserable experience. The same variety that makes it possible for you to find a laptop specifically designed to manage both your neon geranium business and your online polka-streaming startup also means that the market is flooded with laptops that aren't tailored to your particular needs....
PC laptop buying guide--back to school edition

ViewSonic ViewPad E70 and G70 hands-on

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ViewSonic has kicked off the Showstoppers festivities at Mobile World Congress with a couple new tablets: the ViewPad G70 and E70 (pictured left and right). The twin tabs are specced just about the same save for a couple minor differences in bells and whistles and the E70's 150€ (roughly...
ViewSonic ViewPad E70 and G70 hands-on

Review: The Find 5 is a decent 5" Android smartphone that puts China's Oppo on the international map

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5-inch 1080p Android smartphones are all the rage right now, with HTC, ZTE, Sharp, and Lenovo all jumping into the pool. Chinese Blu-ray player maker Oppo wants a piece of the 5-inch-diameter pie too, and is planning a full-scale international launch for its Find 5 handset. There’s a lot to...
Review: The Find 5 is a decent 5" Android smartphone that puts China's Oppo on the international map

E-Ink no longer in the dark with Nook’s GlowLight

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The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, now available for $139, has one key update over prior models: With its built in LED lighting, you can read your e-Ink content in the dark. Reviews are generally favorable although at least one points out that the new Nook has...
E-Ink no longer in the dark with Nook’s GlowLight
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Apple's Phil Schiller: new iPod touch "too thin" for ambient light sensor

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Apple Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller says the new iPod touch is just too thin for an ambient light sensor. That's according to a purported e-mail exchange between Schiller and an inquiring iPod touch owner, as posted to iDownloadBlog. In the exchange, Schiller reiterates (in marketing speak) what...
Apple's Phil Schiller: new iPod touch "too thin" for ambient light sensor
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