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Trion Worlds Brings Rift To China

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Game-maker Trion Worlds is revealing its global ambitions — it just announced a partnership with Chinese Internet company Shanda to release Trion’s online roleplaying game Rift in China. The game had a successful launch in the United States and Europe last year, winning a bunch of awards, attracted 1 million registered users in...
Trion Worlds Brings Rift To China

Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Head-To-Head With The Galaxy Nexus And Streak 5

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If last week’s showdown between the Droid 4, Droid 3, and iPhone 4S didn’t get your blood pumping, prepare yourself for the heavyweight round. We’ve got the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note going up against the Dell Streak and the beastly Galaxy Nexus. Obviously the Streak is a somewhat older...
Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Head-To-Head With The Galaxy Nexus And Streak 5

HTC Sense 4 review

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Over the last year, HTC has established a reputation for fragmenting its proprietary Sense UI even within the same version of Android. Why, Gingerbread alone is the foundation for at least three different iterations (2.1, 3.0 and 3.5) of the firmware. The bump to Ice Cream Sandwich is no...
HTC Sense 4 review

Siri Caught Recommending The Nokia Lumia, Promptly Reprogrammed

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The Apple marketing machine has always thrived on organic media buzz. Devices like the iPad launch to such massive anticipation that whole TV news segments turn into commercials for the product, then hand off to on-the-scene reporters covering the line outside the Apple store, without the company paying a dime....
Siri Caught Recommending The Nokia Lumia, Promptly Reprogrammed

One Year After The Breivik Massacre, Norway Continues To Fight Terrorism With Democracy, Openness And Love

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 It's been a little over a year since Anders Breivik committed the greatest act of terrorism in Norway's history. The response to the horrific violence was completely unexpected. In a world where most countries would consider drafting major legislation and beefing up security, Norway's response seemed almost out-of-touch with the...
One Year After The Breivik Massacre, Norway Continues To Fight Terrorism With Democracy, Openness And Love

Facebook Quietly Launches Pages Manager iOS App, But You Probably Can’t Use It Yet

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Carefully cultivating your Facebook presence can be tough enough when you only have your personal profile to deal with, but it’s a completely different story when you’ve got a full-blown Page (or three) to manage on top of it. To help those particular users stay on top of things, Facebook...
Facebook Quietly Launches Pages Manager iOS App, But You Probably Can’t Use It Yet

Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens

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The latest Radiolab "shorts" episode, entitled Grumpy Old Terrorists, seems like a bit of a departure in subject matter for that program -- but fits right in with something we've been talking a lot about lately. Over the past few years, we've noticed the rather disturbing trend in how the...
Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens
Lost Photos pulls forgotten images out of your old emails

Consumer Reports Joins the Netflix Pile-On

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Yesterday Reed Hastings saw a quarter of his company’s stock value disappear. Today’s insult to injury: A diss from Consumer Reports. A new survey from the magazine places the Netflix streaming service 6th in user satisfaction, behind, well just about everybody: Wal-Mart’s Vudu, Apple’s iTunes, Amazon’s Instant and Prime offerings,...
Consumer Reports Joins the Netflix Pile-On

Shared Mobile Data Plans: Who Benefits?

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Verizon and AT&T, the two biggest mobile carriers in the United States, are offering shared data plans, which will allow customers to pay for a single pool of data and share it across multiple smartphones, tablets and laptops. The concept of sharing sounds good in principle, but the costs of...
Shared Mobile Data Plans: Who Benefits?
Watch Out Amazon, The iPad 2 Is Now Just $399

Screw the naysayers: Why I just bought Nokia

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There’s been an awful lot of talk about Nokia’s financial nosedive recently. Revenues are down $4 billion, smartphone sales took a 50% hit, and earnings are in the red. Despite a decent reception to its elegant new line of Lumias, Windows Phone (WP) sales have not grown quickly enough to...
Screw the naysayers: Why I just bought Nokia

There's No Way Apple Can Blame 'Rumors' For Weak iPhone Sales This Quarter (AAPL)

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When Apple whiffed on iPhone sales last quarter, management said consumers were holding off on buying an iPhone because they heard that a new iPhone was coming soon. "Our weekly iPhone sales continue to be impacted by rumors and speculation regarding new products," said CFO Peter Oppenheimer on the earnings...
There's No Way Apple Can Blame 'Rumors' For Weak iPhone Sales This Quarter (AAPL)

According to comScore, users are spending just 3 minutes per month on Google+

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According to the Wall Street Journal, new data from comScore on Google+ shows that the social network isn’t doing as well as expected. We’ve reported on how major users are clocking up the follower numbers, with Britney Spears shooting past the 2 million follower mark, and even Google+ pages reaching 1 million...
According to comScore, users are spending just 3 minutes per month on Google+
HTC Evo 4G LTE Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)

Facebook’s Open Graph platform might just be its most valuable asset

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When Facebook’s “Like” button got massive traction, it became clear that people would respond to engaging with and reacting to simple actions that you take on a daily basis. That’s exactly what Facebook banked on when it launched its Open Graph and Timeline initiatives, which in essence allow apps to...
Facebook’s Open Graph platform might just be its most valuable asset

The Amazon API battle for the cloud rages on

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The battle over whether it’s productive for cloud providers to clone Amazon’s APIs will rage on  this week. Amazon rival Rackspace built its new cloud platform atop OpenStack and will not support the popular Amazon APIs while Eucalyptus, famously, will. Rackspace President Lew Moorman is not sure what that support buys...
The Amazon API battle for the cloud rages on
How Microsoft and Nokia killed the Lumia 900

Facebook Shares Slip After Disappointing Zynga Earnings Report

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Zynga's stock plummeted almost 40% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company reported a $22.8 million loss for the second quarter. The social gaming developer also revealed that it was lowering its outlook for the rest of the year, due in part to "a more challenging environment on the Facebook...
Facebook Shares Slip After Disappointing Zynga Earnings Report

The Web is going to look hideous on the new retina MacBook Pro

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Like everyone else who watched Apple’s WWDC yesterday, I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one of those brand new MacBook Pros with a Retina Display. Of course, since it’s starting at $2,200, I’ll have to wait to make that jump, and I’m going to take a leap of faith...
The Web is going to look hideous on the new retina MacBook Pro

Don’t Hold Your Breath For A 3D Samsung Smartphone

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Of all the peculiar gimmicks a smartphone manufacturer could lean on to make a device stand out, 3D always seemed like one of the most pointless. Sure, it sounds great in theory — who doesn’t want fully immersive video and apps — but actually using it on-the-go can be a...
Don’t Hold Your Breath For A 3D Samsung Smartphone

Apple Ready to Finish Shutting Down MobileMe Over Next Few Days

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As of June 30, Apple officially discontinued MobileMe, the company's previous suite of online services that has been replaced by iCloud. But while the MobileMe services went offline as of that date, the company has continued to allow MobileMe users to migrate their accounts to iCloud and to download Gallery...
Apple Ready to Finish Shutting Down MobileMe Over Next Few Days

Fanboys, Grab Your Credit Cards: Original Factory-Sealed iPhone Goes Up On eBay For $10,000

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Apparently $10,000 is the going rate for a factory-sealed first-gen iPhone. At least, that’s according to two sellers on eBay, who have recently listed the historic device on the bidding site. I would usually say that most electronics shouldn’t be seen as collectors items, as they only lose value over...
Fanboys, Grab Your Credit Cards: Original Factory-Sealed iPhone Goes Up On eBay For $10,000

The Seed: where theatre, gaming and botany collide

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An intriguing interactive theatre project from Goat and Monkey looks set to bring alternate reality gaming to the great gardens of SussexTheatre is and always has been interactive, from the city-wide mystery plays of the middle ages, to the modern era's improvised comedy nights and experimental promenade performances. And though...
The Seed: where theatre, gaming and botany collide

New iPad Graphics and Processor Benchmarks: iPad 2, NVIDIA Tegra 3

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With the 3rd Generation iPad now out in the wild, we are starting to see more benchmarks comparing the new iPad to the iPad 2 and other devices. Insanely Great Mac provides this nice overview video comparing both graphics and processor benchmarks between the new iPad, iPad 2 and original...
New iPad Graphics and Processor Benchmarks: iPad 2, NVIDIA Tegra 3
Myspace sentenced to 20 years of federal scrutiny over privacy, ads, and lies

The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!

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Tim's back in town -- the studio, on the other hand, is a different story. We'll be broadcasting from...somewhere this week. Find out at 5PM ET!Continue reading The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET! originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 May 2012...
The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!

ANSWERED: Should You Send A Handwritten Or Email Thank You Note After An Interview?

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I'm the Managing Editor of Business Insider, in charge of all our editorial hiring. I wrote a post last week about the number one mistake people I interview are making these days: They don't send thank you notes.  If I don't get a thank you note, I assume the...
ANSWERED: Should You Send A Handwritten Or Email Thank You Note After An Interview?
No That Won't Backfire At All: Questionable Story About Obama's Daughter Disappears From The Web

Backstory: Push A Button, Custom Tailor Your Site For Each And Every Visitor

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We, as website operators (and I say “we” because, well, who doesn’t own a domain or three these days?), know a ridiculous amount about the people visiting our sites. Even if we don’t really try to gather any information, we can generally determine what sort of device the user...
Backstory: Push A Button, Custom Tailor Your Site For Each And Every Visitor
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