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This is what the new iPhone's Nano SIM tray looks like

Twitter explains its “turbulence” from today in-depth, and it wasn’t due to an attack

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As we reported earlier, Twitter had some serious problems today, going down for over an hour and then back up and down over the next few. The company didn’t provide much of a reason for this, other than it was a “cascading bug”, but the company had more to say...
Twitter explains its “turbulence” from today in-depth, and it wasn’t due to an attack

Continuous code platform Wercker grabs close to $1m seed funding to develop internationally

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The cloud-based continuous Saas delivery platform Wercker has nailed down a seed funding round led by Shamrock Ventures. Though the amount remains undisclosed, a source close to the deal told The Next Web that the funding is close to the $1 million mark. Additional funding in the deal came from...
Continuous code platform Wercker grabs close to $1m seed funding to develop internationally

Brazilian court forbids mobile carriers to sell phones when tied to a contract

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Mobile operators in Brazil are now forbidden to sell phones that are tied to a one-year contract, the Brazilian tech blog Conteúdo Nerd reports. This is the result of a court decision announced last Friday, which will see disobeying companies pay a hefty daily fine of R$50,000 (US$25,100). According to...
Brazilian court forbids mobile carriers to sell phones when tied to a contract

Ad swap startup Tap for Tap launches paid network to help app developers drive revenues

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Victoria-based ad tech startup “Tap for Tap” first launched to help app developers promote each other via their unused ad space. Originally, the network followed an “impression exchange” system: for every impression an ad received through your app, you’d earn credits to promote yourself. Since then, the company pivoted from impressions to...
Ad swap startup Tap for Tap launches paid network to help app developers drive revenues

Add Change Tracking to Online Text Editing with Ice.js

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If you're looking to add change tracking to a Web app, you might want to take a look at Ice from the CMS group at the New York Times. Ice (or Ice.js) is an implementation of change tracking for any contenteditable element on the Web. It can track changes (inserts,...
Add Change Tracking to Online Text Editing with Ice.js

Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

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Last month, I wrote about an interesting iPhone 5 case called the Linkase. And by interesting, I mean it claims to something that most cases can’t: Boost your iPhone’s Wi-Fi signal strength by up to 50 percent. It’s made by a company in Taiwan called Abosolute Technology. The case has...
Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

Apple patent details touchscreens with variable textures

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A newly-discovered USPTO patent from Apple reveals some interesting technology that could grace future iPhones and iPads. Unlike some of the company's older haptic feedback patents, this one takes things a little further by introducing variable textures and other feedback translating to a user's finger. The patent, called Methods and...
Apple patent details touchscreens with variable textures
Developers On iPhone 5: Redesigning Apps Not Hard, But Also Not Trivial

13 Of The Strangest Videos Uploaded To North Korea's Official YouTube Channel

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One interesting element of modern North Korea is the tentative steps that the country has taken to embrace the online world. Take, for example, the flash-heavy website released earlier this year (that used a $15 template), or the official (though curiously unverified) Twitter account. Perhaps its unsurprising then, that the...
13 Of The Strangest Videos Uploaded To North Korea's Official YouTube Channel

Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project just announced a new venture called Project 100, a complete transportation system for Las Vegas. For a monthly subscription fee, users will be able to borrow a car, get a driver thanks to an app or take a bike for a ride. But the...
Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

Windows SBS 2003 Update Services Gives Error: The Element Already Exists in the Collection

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Windows SBS 2003 Update Services Gives Error: The Element Already Exists in the Collection
Marco Tempest does it again: a motion-tracking augmented reality tale of magic from TED

Little “Want” Button Code Forshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce

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Last week, developer Tom Waddington uncovered Facebook code that pointed to the creation of a “Want” button — a plugin that potentially points to a new kind of commercial innovation being developed by Facebook itself, different from “want” buttons already being developed by third parties (one example here), and partially...
Little “Want” Button Code Forshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce

Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich talk Napster vs. Metallica, hug it out with Spotify

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One of today's many, many Spotify announcements was that legendary thrashers Metallica would be coming to the streaming service. As part of the announcement CEO Daniel Ek brought out the bands notoriously outspoken drummer Lars Ulrich and Spotify board member Sean Parker who, as you might remember, had a...
Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich talk Napster vs. Metallica, hug it out with Spotify
The BlackBerry Q10 is a QWERTY smartphone designed to compete in 2013

Firefox shows its curvy Australis tabs for upcoming unified version

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Mozilla is busy sprucing up and unifying Firefox, and an oven-fresh test build will see how users feel about ditching square tabs. The new curved element will be part of a future multi-platform version codenamed Australis, and Mozilla threw the build up on the designer's blog, asking downloaders to...
Firefox shows its curvy Australis tabs for upcoming unified version
Microsoft admits it "ran out of time" on Windows Phone 8 notification center

ZeroN slips surly bonds, re-runs your 3D gestures in mid-air

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Playback of 3D motion capture with a computer is nothing new, but how about with a solid levitating object? MIT's Media Lab has developed ZeroN, a large magnet and 3D actuator, which can fly an "interaction element" (aka ball bearing) and control its position in space. You can also...
ZeroN slips surly bonds, re-runs your 3D gestures in mid-air
'Angry Birds Space' now available on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC

Flash CS5 will export to HTML5 Canvas

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Flash CS5 will export to HTML5 Canvas. This looks pretty awesome—Illustrator CS5 and Flash CS5 can export to a new “FXG” format, and Adobe are providing a JavaScript library to load that format via Ajax and render the contents (including Flash animations) in a canvas element. Could be great for...
Flash CS5 will export to HTML5 Canvas

US Navy's Ion Tiger drone leans on liquid hydrogen for longer-lasting spy flight

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The US Navy's quieter way to spy, the Ion Tiger, just bested its own 2009 flight record with a key assist from liquid hydrogen. The unmanned aerial vehicle had previously relied on 5000-psi compressed hydrogen for fuel, but for its latest flight test the Naval Research team swapped that...
US Navy's Ion Tiger drone leans on liquid hydrogen for longer-lasting spy flight

Kickstarter project Turf Geography Club launches its "Foursquare + Monopoly" app

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Here’s a Kickstarter project that got funded and launched, Turf Geography Club. It’s an app that calls itself “Foursquare + Monopoly.” Well then, that sounds fun. The project had 185 backers and raised $17,375, ahead of its goal of $15,000. The app has launched for iOS, and it seems really...
Kickstarter project Turf Geography Club launches its "Foursquare + Monopoly" app
'Angry Birds Space' hands-on video: pigs in space

Quick Tip: The HTML 5 Audio Element http://bit.ly/a2rUng

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Quick Tip: The HTML 5 Audio Element http://bit.ly/a2rUng
NASA's Space Food Systems lab shows what astronauts really eat in orbit

DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!

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Some folks are worried about Peak Oil. Others are worried about "Peak Helium" when most of the Earth's resources of the lightweight element have vanished into space. There are also all kinds of metals that are getting harder and harder to find. Where will we be able to replenish precious,...
DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!
Shatoetry iOS app lets you write poems using William Shatner's voice

Element Case debuts Vapor dock for iPhones, iPods

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A new company called Element Case has debuted its Vapor charging and syncing dock for iPhone and iPod devices, made out of precision-machined aluminum that offers features beyond basic charging and syncing, including hidden cable management and tiny holes and air chambers that work to amplify the docked device's small...
Element Case debuts Vapor dock for iPhones, iPods
Motorola Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 have always been nano-coated for water resistance
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