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Microsoft's new Kinect patent goes Big Brother, will spy on you for the MPAA

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Microsoft has filed for a Kinect-related patent, and it’s a doozy of an application. The abstract describes a camera-based system that would monitor the number of viewers in a room and check to see if the number of occupants exceeded a certain threshold set by the content provider. If there...
Microsoft's new Kinect patent goes Big Brother, will spy on you for the MPAA
Samsung's 2010 Report on How its Galaxy Would Be Better If it Were More Like the iPhone
Everything an outsider needs to know about LA

Tickets for October 11 NYC PandoMonthly with Dennis Crowley on Sale Now!

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You can’t run an event series exploring New York’s burgeoning tech scene for too long without having Dennis Crowley as a guest. Crowley is the founder and CEO of Foursquare, but you may know him from BestBuy and Gap ads and pretty much every story about the ascendency of...
Tickets for October 11 NYC PandoMonthly with Dennis Crowley on Sale Now!

Engadget Giveaway: win one of two ASUS Transformer Primes, courtesy of NVIDIA!

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Boom. Just like that, another giveaway materializes out of the ether, and it's a doozy. There's a particular tablet getting a whole bunch of attention today, and NVIDIA has a sinister idea to distract you from the newest slate on the block: offer up a couple Tegra 3-powered ASUS...
Engadget Giveaway: win one of two ASUS Transformer Primes, courtesy of NVIDIA!

Fuggedaboutit: New Jersey firm claims patent on 3G, sues Apple, Samsung

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This one is a doozy even by the standards of the runaway smartphone litigation of the past few years. A New Jersey company claims it owns 3G technology and wants the entire industry to pay up. In a complaint filed Tuesday in Los Angeles, Golden Bridge Technologies claims that devices...
Fuggedaboutit: New Jersey firm claims patent on 3G, sues Apple, Samsung

Engadget Expand speakers, Round Eight: Nine big reasons to join us March 16th and 17th

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If you've been following along with our speaker announcements for Expand, you know we've already got a lineup chock full of some of the most interesting technologists at the forefront of innovation. You'll also appreciate that this last batch is a bit of a doozy -- consider this the...
Engadget Expand speakers, Round Eight: Nine big reasons to join us March 16th and 17th

Samsung Demands Access to Apple's iOS 6 Source Code in Notification Lawsuit in Korea

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In late December, we reported that the Korean online news site iNews24 reported that Samsung had brought a lawsuit against Apple over their use of their new iOS Notification feature. No other details were available at that time. Well, today the case is making headlines in Korea and it's a...
Samsung Demands Access to Apple's iOS 6 Source Code in Notification Lawsuit in Korea

Mendeley injects some pace into academia with fast, big data

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Just look around at the likes of Evernote, Springpad, Lawloop and DocTrackr and it should be obvious: managing documents online is a pretty busy space right now. But there’s one service that has quietly been making waves — and now it’s about to stage a real revolution. London-based Mendeley doesn’t...
Mendeley injects some pace into academia with fast, big data
47% in 24 hours: How social media magnified secret Romney videos

Better, Stronger, Faster: Tumblr 3.0 For iPhone Has Arrived

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Ah, there’s nothing like the sweet smell of highly-anticipated app updates in the morning. As CEO David Karp promised at last week’s F.ounders conference, the new version of Tumblr’s iOS app has now arrived. And it’s a doozy. (I mean that in a very good way). The app is completely...
Better, Stronger, Faster: Tumblr 3.0 For iPhone Has Arrived

A final word on Uber and their ghastly attempt to spin their way to sainthood

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A final word on this Uber nonsense, but an important one. For the past few days, following Wednesday’s price gouging scandal, Uber’s spin machine has been on overdrive. First came this doozy of a piece by Nicholas Carlson on Business Insider in which he praised Uber’s “act of generosity”...
A final word on Uber and their ghastly attempt to spin their way to sainthood

AMD reveals its 2013 roadmap, promises 28nm chips across the board

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Ready for a bevy of more exotic-sounding codenames from AMD? Well, have a seat, as the maker of everyone's favorite APUs just revealed its roadmap extending through 2013. And folks, it's quite the doozy. But before we delve into its technical intricacies (which you'll find tucked after the break),...
AMD reveals its 2013 roadmap, promises 28nm chips across the board

Ask Engadget: best online storefront for a small business?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Cesar, who wants to become the next eBoy. If you're looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop...
Ask Engadget: best online storefront for a small business?

Qwotebook Launches to Track Top Quotes from Friends, Famous Quotables

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How many times have you logged on to Twitter and seen somebody note in a tweet: "OH", standing for "Overheard"? Some of these "Overheard"s are a doozy. But with Twitter's ephemeral nature, they fade as time moves on. Now, there's a site that aims to capture all the top quotes,...
Qwotebook Launches to Track Top Quotes from Friends, Famous Quotables
SNL's Sketch Pits iPhone 5 Factory Workers Problems Against The Tech Critics
Dropbox integrates with Facebook groups for super-simple social file sharing

WWDC 2012: Apple’s iOS 6, Mountain Lion, MacBooks, Macs

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Apple is almost ready to reveal what it has in store for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference and rumor has it that it will be a doozy. Bloomberg reported that Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook will not be the emcee at Monday’s show, giving that honor to product marketing head...
WWDC 2012: Apple’s iOS 6, Mountain Lion, MacBooks, Macs

The GigaOM Show: Yahoo's big moves, Xbox's big One, HTC's big problem

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Phew! Is this week over yet? Yahoo dominated the headlines with a $1.1 billion Tumblr purchase, a Flickr relaunch and a new New York office. But Microsoft made a doozy of an announcement with the unveiling of its new (and gigantic) Xbox One TV/game console. Given all this news, the...
The GigaOM Show: Yahoo's big moves, Xbox's big One, HTC's big problem
Path's new iPad app gets bigger, prettier, and easier
iFixit tears down the new 7th generation iPod nano
Olympic fever at Synapse: Synchronized wall climbs, beer relays and a flying monkey toss
Despite All the Sturm und Drang, Yahoo Will Likely Beat This Quarter (It's the Next Step That's a Doozy)

Foursquare 5.0 hands-on

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Foursquare just posted its promised mobile app overhaul this morning, and it's a doozy: virtually everything in 5.0 has been given a fresh look or, in some cases, a complete rethink. The changes are, ideally, to goad us into using Foursquare to find places to visit, not just to...
Foursquare 5.0 hands-on

This week at Microsoft: Losses, Windows Phone, and Office 2013

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As far as weeks go, this one was a doozy for Microsoft, as the company launched the Office 2013 preview, released its final fiscal quarter’s earnings for its year, and endured a number of leaks. We’re going to hit the highlights, but for the full blast, wander over to the...
This week at Microsoft: Losses, Windows Phone, and Office 2013

LG announces Optimus LTE2, coming to Korea mid-May with True HD IPS and 2GB RAM

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Unlike today's other phone announcement, we can't say we were expecting to see LG come out with something of its own -- and it's a bit of a doozy, at that. Samsung's Korean rival decided not to let the Galaxy S III have the full spotlight for long, officially...
LG announces Optimus LTE2, coming to Korea mid-May with True HD IPS and 2GB RAM

Internet of things gets big push from ARM and other Silicon Fen players

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This may turn out to be an important day for the ‘internet of things’, that slightly nebulous concept that refers to millions of everyday items getting connected to the internet: some of the biggest players have come together to collaboratively push a wireless standard called Weightless, and a UK accelerator...
Internet of things gets big push from ARM and other Silicon Fen players

Federal Judge Fires Phasers, Photons at Prenda for $80k Damages

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The long-awaited order following last month’s Prenda Law sanctions hearing is now out, and it’s a doozy. After a hearing that lasted 12 minutes and consisted of lawyers pleading the fifth, there was little doubt that Federal Judge Otis Wright was not best pleased, and it was evident in the order he...
Federal Judge Fires Phasers, Photons at Prenda for $80k Damages

Apparently Google Called Dibs On Chelsea

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Google's Chelsea office (via Wikimedia Commons, user Beyond_My_Ken) Tech companies are, once again, scouting for space. The New York Post reports that Facebook, IBM, and Amazon are all on the prowl in Flatiron, Chelsea and Meatpacking. Perhaps Facebook has decided that, access to advertisers notwithstanding, Midtown just isn’t hip enough? But the most...
Apparently Google Called Dibs On Chelsea

Must Read: CCIA Sets US IP Czar Straight On Intellectual Property

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A few days ago, I posted the letter I submitted to the White House IP Czar, Victoria Espinel, concerning her request for comments on the strategic plan for IP enforcement. It was a bit troubling that the questions asked in the RFC focused solely on increased enforcement and the amount...
Must Read: CCIA Sets US IP Czar Straight On Intellectual Property
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