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Ion reveals digital conversion turntables for iOS, PC and Mac, we go hands-on

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Vinyl may be the format of choice for discerning audio connoisseurs, but those harboring love for both digital and analog options may have their interest piqued by Ion's latest lineup of turntables. The iLP Lightning takes a traditional turntable, replete with RCA outputs, and adds a 30-pin dock connector...
Ion reveals digital conversion turntables for iOS, PC and Mac, we go hands-on

Why the internet of things needs 'curated openness'

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Good news if you’d like to live in a world where our phones talk to our cars, which in turn talk to our homes, and where apps follow you from device to device and even vehicle to vehicle: The technology to do these things is here today. But there’s also...
Why the internet of things needs 'curated openness'

Samsung's New OS is Butt Ugly; Google's Glass is Tempting Macites and Some Diehards Feel Bummed Out by Apple

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For our morning edition of MORENEWS we present you with three simple reports. One points to Samsung's Butt Ugly Tizen OS on a smartphone prototype. Another report points to a Macite who is drooling for Google's Glass while our last report points out that some Mac faithful feel abandoned by...
Samsung's New OS is Butt Ugly; Google's Glass is Tempting Macites and Some Diehards Feel Bummed Out by Apple

Attack of the drones: US Navy picks Linux for its unmanned VTOL aircraft control system

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Disagreement between passionate Windows and Mac OS diehards have caused many a kerfuffle on the Interwebs. When it comes to the tactical control system of the US Navy's autonomous vertical take-off-and-landing craft, however, the military branch is putting its money on a different operating system. The Navy just awarded...
Attack of the drones: US Navy picks Linux for its unmanned VTOL aircraft control system
Master Chief returns: Halo 4 launches tonight with midnight event
Woe Canada: RIM falls behind iPhone on home turf

Majority of new Lumia 900 converts are coming from Android or the iPhone

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Nearly 60% of those switching to Windows Phone due to the Nokia Lumia 900 or HTC Titan II were former iOS and Android owners. Apple brand-loyalty? We think not. We ran a poll the other day asking users if they switched to Windows Phone due to the Lumia 900...
Majority of new Lumia 900 converts are coming from Android or the iPhone

BlackBerry awarded design patent for portrait QWERTY slider, could be a BB10 Torch

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Could BlackBerry be prepping a return to slider form for future BB10 hardware? From the looks of this recently awarded design patent, we'd be willing to wager the Waterloo-based outfit's seriously considering it. The USPTO doc, initially filed back in December 2011, is as plain as they come, outlining...
BlackBerry awarded design patent for portrait QWERTY slider, could be a BB10 Torch

Microsoft outs the new features in Windows 8.1: Here's what you need to know

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Desktop diehards will find a present waiting for them in Windows 8.1, the impending upgrade colloquially dubbed "Windows Blue." A wonderful, horrible, oh-so-teasing present. The Start button is back--but the Start menu isn't. Instead, clicking the old familar button will dump you into the modern UI Start screen. While...
Microsoft outs the new features in Windows 8.1: Here's what you need to know

Attacking Big Data Old-School Style - With VMware's SQLFire

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As more and more information floods into the Internet, organizing and making sense of this Big Data becomes more important and more difficult. New database methods are emerging to help process unstructured data, but IT developers and database deployers also have to figure out how to deal with the...
Attacking Big Data Old-School Style - With VMware's SQLFire

BlackBerry Bounceback Beat Back

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Research In Motion has a new name, a new operating system, and a pair of new handsets, but it’s still got the same old sinking stock price. On Thursday, shares of the smartphone pioneer continued the downward slide they began the day before, during the unveiling of its long-awaited BlackBerry...
BlackBerry Bounceback Beat Back

Lenovo intros the ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 with new trackpad, charging standard (video)

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It's CES, which means if a company is going to show up, it may as well go all out with the product announcements. Lenovo, for its part, is getting a head start. The show doesn't actually kick off for another two days, but the company has already unveiled a...
Lenovo intros the ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 with new trackpad, charging standard (video)

Dropbox to hold its first DBX developer conference on July 9th

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While there's an abundance of cloud storage services, few of them have dedicated conferences to help developers exploit that online space. Dropbox could well be a vanguard on that front, then -- it just announced its inaugural developer conference, DBX. The initial event takes place on July 9th at...
Dropbox to hold its first DBX developer conference on July 9th

Sony VAIO Pro 11 review: finally, a new flagship ultraportable to replace the Z

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More Info Sony VAIO Z review (2011) Sony's VAIO Pro Ultrabooks weigh as little as 1.92 pounds, start at $1,150 Intel: Haswell will boost battery life by 50 percent If you've ever read the comments section here at Engadget, you know it's possible to develop a fanatical attachment to...
Sony VAIO Pro 11 review: finally, a new flagship ultraportable to replace the Z

Success with BlackBerry 'diehards' isn't the key to BlackBerry 10′s future

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Research In Motion (RIMM) shares are up more than 164% over the past six months as hype surrounding the struggling vendor’s next-generation BlackBerry 10 smartphone platform peaks. While the increased anticipation may lead to success in the early days for RIM’s new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry X10 smartphones, the company...
Success with BlackBerry 'diehards' isn't the key to BlackBerry 10′s future

Meego: Former "iPhone killer" open source phone OS is not dead yet

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Remember Meego? It was the open-source phone project from founding partners Intel and Nokia that was going to displace Apple’s iPhone. And it’s not dead yet. Despite Nokia’s defection to Windows 7 and Intel’s difficulties finding new partners, the beauty of open source is that the code always lives on …...
Meego: Former "iPhone killer" open source phone OS is not dead yet

'Firefly' Takes Flight Again With 'Browncoats: Redemption'

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Trekkie-like diehards called Browncoats, fans of the grounded Joss Whedon sci-fi western Firefly launching their own fan film Browncoats: Redemption based in the Whedon universe. The film starts showing on the con circuit, starting with GraniteCon on May 23....
'Firefly' Takes Flight Again With 'Browncoats: Redemption'
Enterprises to cloud: Ready or not, here we come

10 must-have features for Windows 9

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I've been using Windows 8 for almost a year now, and I constantly bump up against gaping holes in its design. From the beginning, Microsoft has offered users an awkward experience, one that, even when fully baked, has not impressed, leaving desktop diehards in the lurch as to how...
10 must-have features for Windows 9

Betaworks is rebuilding Digg from scratch in just 6 weeks and wants your input

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After acquiring Digg for less than anyone would have imagined, Betaworks is ready to start revitalizing the news-sharing social network. Here’s what the News.me team had to say about it today: As betaworks and Digg both announced on their blogs, we are taking over Digg and turning it back into...
Betaworks is rebuilding Digg from scratch in just 6 weeks and wants your input
Apple kills 17-inch MaBbook Pro in high-end laptop reshuffle
Indie game roundup: Runner 2, The Bridge, and Leap Day
RIM loses another big customer as major government agency switches to Apple

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X: After all the hoopla, it sounds like these are all great updates, as Jim Dalrymple details. Enough to appease the old Final Cut Pro diehards? We’ll see. This will help: There is also good news from Final Cut Pro developers. Intelligent Assistance is releasing a...
Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

Stagedom: An iPhone App To Follow Updates From Your Favorite Musicians

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Shahar Nechmad, who previously founded and ran web analytics company NuComony (which was acquired by LivePerson), has a new startup whose pitch, at least, is a little more fun. Stagedom aims to be the app where people can find new music, tour dates, videos, and other updates from their favorite...
Stagedom: An iPhone App To Follow Updates From Your Favorite Musicians

Twitter #Music: Geared Towards Newbies, Not Diehards

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There are many services out there trying to "solve" music discovery. Twitter took a crack at it by today releasing Twitter #music....
Twitter #Music: Geared Towards Newbies, Not Diehards

Google Reader is dead

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Google is cleaning house. On Wednesday the company announced plans to purge Google Reader, Google Cloud Connect, CalDAV API, Snapseed's desktop versions for Mac and Windows, and a handful of other products and services as part of an effort to focus on its core products. Google Reader will shutter July...
Google Reader is dead

So, That’s It For Thunderbird

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Mozilla is not “stopping” Thunderbird development, it has just decided that: “continued innovation on Thunderbird is not the best use of our resources given our ambitious organizational goals.” And it’s pulling employees off the project. But it’s not stopping? Right. This, according to a letter shared with Mozilla employees ahead of...
So, That’s It For Thunderbird

Songza introduces paid ad-free service that costs $0.99 a week

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Songza joined the ad-free music streaming club today with a club of its own: Club Songza. Like the premium services on Spotify and Slacker, you'll have to cough up a few pennies to belong -- about 99 of them a week, to be exact. Listening to music without commercial...
Songza introduces paid ad-free service that costs $0.99 a week

This Data Shows Why Samsung's Apple-Bashing Isn't Working

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It's hardly a surprise that Samsung will be partaking in its favorite past time come Super Bowl Sunday—Apple baiting and bashing. But is the Korean company's mocking of iPhone fanboys in their commercials actually an effective way to boost Samsung sales and user perception? Not really, according to YouGov...
This Data Shows Why Samsung's Apple-Bashing Isn't Working
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