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Guido Fawkes' dead tree broadside | Media Monkey

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Twandbags #2: Monkey's occasional series on Twitter dust-ups returns, although with an example where only one side of the argument is taking place on Twitter. @GuidoFawkes, possibly emboldened his elevation from Daily Star Sunday columnist to the giddy heights of the Sun's Sunday edition, has moved on from trash-talking about...
Guido Fawkes' dead tree broadside | Media Monkey
Tech remorse: the worst gadgets we ever bought

How Twitpic Face Tagging Does & Does Not Work (Yet)

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Any of Facebook's over 400 million users will immediately recognize some new features on popular Twitter photo-sharing service Twitpic today as users can now tag people in their photos. In an blog post this morning, the two-year-old company announced it had passed the 10 million user mark that it sees...
How Twitpic Face Tagging Does & Does Not Work (Yet)

Nearly three-in-ten Kindle Fire owners say they’ll up their spending at Amazon

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ChangeWave Research today published an interesting survey proving that people are really loving their Kindle Fire tablet, with more than half of the respondents (54 percent) being “Very Satisfied” with Amazon’s Android-driven tablet versus 74 percent for Apple’s iPad and 49 percent for other tablets. Whilst Amazon is believed to be selling...
Nearly three-in-ten Kindle Fire owners say they’ll up their spending at Amazon

AT&T and Sprint Chiefs Display a Difference in Moods

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Differences between the chief executives of AT&T Mobility and Sprint became clear with remarks they made at the CTIA Wireless conference in New Orleans this week. One seemed to be a techno-Pollyanna, while the other was a downer in comparison....
AT&T and Sprint Chiefs Display a Difference in Moods
The best tech writing of the week, November 25
Microsoft Surface Day 3: Thoughts on hardware, and trying to link Surface with iPhone

The first smartphone with an IGZO display: the 4.9-inch Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E

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Japanese mega-operator NTT DoCoMo has just unveiled a interesting addition to its winter line-up: the Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, which is the first production smartphone we've seen with an IGZO display. If you hadn't heard, the indium gallium zinc oxide technology promises higher translucency compared to regular LCDs,...
The first smartphone with an IGZO display: the 4.9-inch Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E

Buying a $399 iPad 2? Here's the rarer, more efficient specimen you need to (somehow) track down

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Not all iPads are made equal, even if they're all packaged and branded identically. There's a major new mutation within the 2nd generation tablet and it brings significantly better battery life. Specifically, the fourth and latest production model of the iPad 2 (known as iPad2,4) has not only a...
Buying a $399 iPad 2? Here's the rarer, more efficient specimen you need to (somehow) track down

Op-ed: Obama and Romney need to weigh in on net neutrality

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Michael A. Livermore is the executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, a nonpartisan think tank using economics and law to protect the environment, public health, and consumers. Its work on net neutrality includes Free To Invest: The Economic Benefits of Preserving...
Op-ed: Obama and Romney need to weigh in on net neutrality
NASDAQ is killing it mostly because tech is killing it

At This Point, RIM's Shareholders Are Getting What They Deserve

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Earlier today, RIM’s shareholders decided that logic is no fun, and that reason is a downer. What indicated this? Only that the board of directors would be re-elected with nary a word of complaint. Yes, this is the same board that has let the company slip into the abyss,...
At This Point, RIM's Shareholders Are Getting What They Deserve

Boot up: Microsoft Surface, Apple and maps, the lawyer suing everyone, and more

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Plus mobile users fall in Spain, hacking back at the hackers, Windows Phone sees new starts and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamMicrosoft Surface Windows 8 tablets - in pictures >> guardian.co.ukGet a look at it. Or read our...
Boot up: Microsoft Surface, Apple and maps, the lawyer suing everyone, and more

No expectation for anyone to read, it's personal and probably a bit of a downer. But I'm doing this for me and sharing to help me get over being embarrassed about who I am. http://gravitty.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/go-cut-yourself/

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No expectation for anyone to read, it's personal and probably a bit of a downer. But I'm doing this for me and sharing to help me get over being embarrassed about who I am. http://gravitty.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/go-cut-yourself/
What's behind the App Store's stalled download volumes

Finish is a straightforward and effective iOS app for managing tasks with deadlines

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If you’re anything like me and need alerts/alarms/notifications for keeping on track and getting things done, and you have an iPhone or iPad, then Finish is one to-do list app that is worth your consideration. Available for $0.99, the app differentiates itself from TNW-favorite Clear [free] and others in the crowded...
Finish is a straightforward and effective iOS app for managing tasks with deadlines

Disaster recovery is a success just waiting to happen

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Security--the topic, and thus the department--sometimes gets pigeonholed as a downer. Maybe from time to time you notice a coworker avoiding getting in the elevator with you. A CSO once told me it's even worse when you get in the elevator and some wiseacre turns to put his hands on...
Disaster recovery is a success just waiting to happen

Gwilym Gold and the album that will never sound the same way twice

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Former Golden Silvers man Gold is wrecking heads by filtering his Tender Metal album through the new Bronze technology. Confused? Wait until you hear it ...The last time I felt so depressed about music, Fearne Cotton was thanking Devlin and Ed Sheeran for introducing a new generation to Jimi Hendrix...
Gwilym Gold and the album that will never sound the same way twice
Apple design, Jony Ive and the rise of skeuomorphobia
Is using skeuomorphic design ever okay?

Google Is Missing an Android Opportunity on Non-smartphones

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Android is growing like crazy on smartphones — and stagnating everywhere else. That’s because Google is keeping its app store off all Android devices that aren’t smartphones. Such an approach is understandable only in the sense that it gives the company more control over the Android experience, but it...
Google Is Missing an Android Opportunity on Non-smartphones

CES 2013 day 4: Samsung's bendy phone screen, Android oven, and more

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Our rapid roundup of the other things happening on the showfloor as reported elsewhere, as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas begins to wind downDay 4 of CES always sees the journalists and exhibitors all getting a bit battle-weary. The big keynotes are done, the big themes will have...
CES 2013 day 4: Samsung's bendy phone screen, Android oven, and more

Internet trolls, here’s a song congratulating you on all your hard work

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Though the web is packed full of creative people making fun and wonderful things, for every lovely new work, there’s a troll ready to add something ridiculous to try and put a downer on it all. Those trolls must work awfully hard to spam and bait so many people all...
Internet trolls, here’s a song congratulating you on all your hard work

The Meh-Too Crowd

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It’s been a while since I came to Google’s defense but I think it’s time to talk about what an absolute downer it is to dig through a lot of tech commentary these days. The most recent example came after the launch of the Google’s Glass project, a HUD for...
The Meh-Too Crowd

Email gaffe leaves 1,300 Aviva staff wondering if they’d just been fired

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On Friday, investment firm Aviva surprised 1300 staff by sending them leaving instructions via email. We’ve all hit send on the wrong message but this is an email cock-up on a pretty spectacular level. According to a report from Reuters, the company sent an email with departing instructions intended for...
Email gaffe leaves 1,300 Aviva staff wondering if they’d just been fired
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