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Tesla unveils Model X SUV, wants to be your all-electric crossover come 2013

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We're here at the Tesla Design Studio in Los Angeles, where Elon Musk just unveiled his startup's third vehicle: an SUV it calls the Model X. The 'ute sports some rather unique looking "falcon wing" doors which, like the Lambo-styled ports your cousin just put on his Acura, make...
Tesla unveils Model X SUV, wants to be your all-electric crossover come 2013

MeetingBurner’s browser-based meeting platform opens to the public to demolish WebEx

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You might remember back in August of last year when we told you about MeetingBurner. It’s a meeting platform for teams and groups that lives entirely inside the browser, and it’s been in private beta until today. Now, with a three-tiered pricing plan, some great new features and big plans...
MeetingBurner’s browser-based meeting platform opens to the public to demolish WebEx

Apple store closes its online doors, preps for next-gen iPad launch

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Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the latest iPad model? It appears Apple is getting its ducks in a row for the launch of what we're primarily calling the 'iPad 3' as the outfit's online store has taken a coffee break for the morning. We've got the all of your...
Apple store closes its online doors, preps for next-gen iPad launch

Is BitTorrent Done? Major Torrent Sites Consider Shutting Down

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For nearly a decade BitTorrent sites have ruled the file-sharing landscape. In recent weeks, however, worry about the future has increased drastically among the owners of some of the largest torrent sites. Yesterday, BTjunkie closed its doors for good, and TorrentFreak has learned that at least two other sites in...
Is BitTorrent Done? Major Torrent Sites Consider Shutting Down

Nokia offering free Lumia handsets to spark developer interest

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It’s easy to become overly focused on the US and UK smartphone markets, assuming that they are essentially the game complete, and not simply two of its many players. However, the purveyors of the major smartphone lines know better, and focus on countries by the dozen; every place you don’t...
Nokia offering free Lumia handsets to spark developer interest

The Teaser Image For Tesla's Model X SUV Contains A Hidden Message

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has just released this concept sketch of the brand new Model X SUV on his Twitter. Though the image is very dark, we see a front end that is very reminiscent of the Model S sedan that is currently in progress. It also appears that...
The Teaser Image For Tesla's Model X SUV Contains A Hidden Message

PeerIndex Picks Up $3 Million To Win Friends And Influence People (And Beat Klout)

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Whether you subscribe to the idea of social influence or not, services that mark — or try to mark — it are continuing to pick up momentum, and the latest example of that is PeerIndex, the UK-based social influence marketing platform, picking up a $3 million round of funding from...
PeerIndex Picks Up $3 Million To Win Friends And Influence People (And Beat Klout)

Tumblr will get a Portuguese version to gain further ground in Brazil

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The microblogging platform Tumblr will soon be translated into Portuguese, its latest Brazilian hire Gina Gotthilf confirmed in an interview with the Brazilian blog Link Estadão, following her participation in the gigantic Campus Party Brazil. It’s been known for a couple weeks that the company was particularly interested in Brazil, and it...
Tumblr will get a Portuguese version to gain further ground in Brazil
Oink Users: Need A Home For Your Data? Turn That Frown Upside Down With Cheers

Search engine BTJunkie closes its doors

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BitTorrent search engine BTJunkie voluntarily shuttered its service today, leaving behind only a holding page with the dates 2005-2012 and a message for its users: "This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we've decided to voluntarily shut down. We've been...
Search engine BTJunkie closes its doors

80-year-old sues Apple after colliding with retail store door

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An octogenarian has filed a legal complaint against Apple after she broke her nose on the doors of the Manhasset Apple Store in Long Island....
80-year-old sues Apple after colliding with retail store door

Interest-based social network CircleMe opens to the public, launches a location-aware iPhone app

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We first took a look at social network, CircleMe in October when it launched in private beta. The site makes it easy to create an online profile for yourself, showcasing ‘all of your favourite things’ – sites, movies, books, music, hobbies – whatever you can think of. At the heart of...
Interest-based social network CircleMe opens to the public, launches a location-aware iPhone app

Instacanvas Launches Global Marketplace For Instagram Prints

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Given that it’s pretty hard to take a really bad photo with Instagram, it’s only natural that some users would want to turn their images into physical objects to hang on their walls. There are a few companies out there that allow you to print your Instagram photos on canvas,...
Instacanvas Launches Global Marketplace For Instagram Prints

Want to win a free Hologram that’s more legit than Tupac? Check this out

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For the past few weeks, the creative team at Blue Hive in London has been working with the US based company Zebra Imaging to make Holographic Prints that don’t require any silly 3D glasses and they’re not using the fake Peppers Ghost technique we saw for the recent Tupac hologram at...
Want to win a free Hologram that’s more legit than Tupac? Check this out

How RocketSpace Is Building A ‘Hit Factory’ For Tech Startups

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RocketSpace, the San Francisco co-working space for tech and new media startups, has attracted a strong set of tenants in the 14 months since it first opened its doors. Uber, Zaarly, Giftiki, Spotify, and GeekList are just a few of the more than 100 companies who have called RocketSpace...
How RocketSpace Is Building A ‘Hit Factory’ For Tech Startups

Amazon Publishing will likely acquire troubled Dorchester’s backlist

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Amazon Publishing is likely to acquire the assets of Dorchester Publishing, the 41-year-old mass market publisher that closed its doors this February after years of economic trouble. Literary agent Richard Curtis, writing at Digital Book World, points to the announcement of an auction for Dorchester’s assets. At the auction, Amazon...
Amazon Publishing will likely acquire troubled Dorchester’s backlist

PlayStation Suite's 'open beta' SDK available to download now

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As promised last month, Sony has launched its PlayStation Suite SDK on open beta. Machinations have continued since November behind closed beta doors, but the free SDK is now available for anyone to download. Developers will be able to make content accessible for all PlayStation-certified devices, from the PS...
PlayStation Suite's 'open beta' SDK available to download now
'The Last of Us' E3 gameplay trailer blows our minds

Flickr adopting Aviary for photo edits, waves goodbye to Picnik

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With Google set to close the Picnik shop on April 19th, it was obvious that Flickr had to go out and seek a fresh replacement. Today, the Yahoo-owned service is announcing Aviary (a Jeff Bezos-backed startup) as the new photo editing tool on its site. Along with promising to...
Flickr adopting Aviary for photo edits, waves goodbye to Picnik

Live from Microsoft's mystery press conference in Los Angeles!

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When Microsoft calls a last-minute press conference to make a "major" announcement, there's only one sensible thing to do: pack your bags, fly to Los Angeles and get ready to hear what Ballmer & Co. have to say. With no hints whatsoever (not even a cheekily worded invitation!), we've...
Live from Microsoft's mystery press conference in Los Angeles!
Hands-On With The Microsoft Surface, Inside And Out
Klout In The Airport: A High Score Gets You Into Cathay Pacific’s SFO Lounge

After 2 Years of Testing, Venmo Opens Payment Service to Public

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After more than two years in beta testing, Venmo, a mobile payments service that lets people send money to their friends, is opening its doors to the public on Tuesday. It is rare for a start-up company working in such a competitive market to stay in test mode for so...
After 2 Years of Testing, Venmo Opens Payment Service to Public

The Ratio Of PCs To Macs Sold Has Fallen To Levels Not Seen Since The 1990s

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Analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco has posted another excellent chart, this one showing the ratio of PCs sold to Macs sold each year since the early 1980s (via Philip Elmer-Dewitt, who notes that the peak year for Microsoft dominance was 2004). As you can see, the chart tells the story...
The Ratio Of PCs To Macs Sold Has Fallen To Levels Not Seen Since The 1990s

CHART OF THE DAY: The Ratio Of PCs To Macs Sold Has Fallen To Levels Not Seen Since The 1990s (AAPL, MSFT)

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Analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco has posted another excellent chart, this one showing the ratio of PCs sold to Macs sold each year since the early 1980s (via Philip Elmer-Dewitt, who notes that the peak year for Microsoft dominance was 2004). As you can see, the chart tells the story...
CHART OF THE DAY: The Ratio Of PCs To Macs Sold Has Fallen To Levels Not Seen Since The 1990s (AAPL, MSFT)
Google+ is a ghost town, study says

MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPad’s Camera

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Augmented reality isn’t always totally pointless. Sorry if you think it’s hugely useful to see an augmented view of tweets around you just by holding up your phone, but I like to find slightly more advanced applications using the technology. One such app, MagicPlan, fits that description. From the two-year...
MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPad’s Camera

From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

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I’ve been on a journey through the past as Disrupt NYC (tickets here) draws closer, sifting through past Disrupt and TC50 startups with the hopes of getting a clear update on the accomplishments, the trials, and the milestones between then and now. The stories have been amazing, but one of...
From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

Nintendo Wii U and games hands-on (video)

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Nintendo's pre-E3 media briefing has wrapped up and the doors have opened, doors containing the latest and final revision of the Wii U hardware. Reggie & Co. failed to give us any concrete launch details beyond "holiday" this year, so we can't quite be sure of a date or...
Nintendo Wii U and games hands-on (video)
The Verge Interview: Nokia's Damian Dinning on the 808 PureView's history and future
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