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How Pinterest is secretly profiting from your links

venturebeat.com
Is surprise-hit Pinterest covertly capitalizing on the product-sharing behaviors of its burgeoning user base? Evidence amassed by insightful observers suggests as much. Pinterest is the invite-only digital pin-board site where people, mostly arts and crafts enthusiasts between the ages of 25 and 44, “pin” products, recipes, and photos to themed...
How Pinterest is secretly profiting from your links

Lip Reading, 3D Desktops, And NUI: Microsoft Plans To Reinvent User Interaction

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Deep in the skunk works of its Research and Labs divisions, secreted around the Seattle area, Microsoft is working on totally reinventing the way people interact with their computers. Very little is out in the open or in more than a prototype form, but the work is unquestionably being done....
Lip Reading, 3D Desktops, And NUI: Microsoft Plans To Reinvent User Interaction

Live from the 2012 BlackBerry World keynote with Thorsten Heins!

www.engadget.com
It's the moment many of the BlackBerry faithful (and plenty of other curious tech enthusiasts, for that matter) have been waiting for: the BlackBerry World 2012 general session, with fresh CEO Thorsten Heins taking charge. Will we finally hear more about this QNX-based BlackBerry 10 we've been so anxious...
Live from the 2012 BlackBerry World keynote with Thorsten Heins!

Royal Canadian Mint aims to kickstart digital currency with MintChip developer challenge

www.engadget.com
Bitcoin may not have yet grown much beyond a relatively small base of enthusiasts, but it looks like the Royal Canadian Mint is hoping that its backing will help its own new digital currency catch on in a bigger way. While less decentralized and different than BitCoin in a...
Royal Canadian Mint aims to kickstart digital currency with MintChip developer challenge

Fan-made Nokia tablet mockup has our imaginations running wild

thenextweb.com
We love a third-party mockup at TNW as much as anyone, but when someone does the leg work to doodle something that we have thinking about in the backs of our minds, it’s all the better. Today we have something to share with you that should excite. It is well-known...
Fan-made Nokia tablet mockup has our imaginations running wild

Nikon D800 hands-on preview (video)

www.theverge.com
For full-frame DSLR enthusiasts who can't quite afford the almighty D4, Nikon is introducing the 36-megapixel D800 and D800E. This all-new DSLR succeeds the D700 as the more affordable full-frame option for professional photographers, with its E-appended model adjusting its low-pass filter so as to let more light in...
Nikon D800 hands-on preview (video)

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

techcrunch.com
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

Microsoft again dodges the question of desktop apps on ARM-based Win 8 systems

thenextweb.com
It’s been less than a week since we called on Microsoft to make plain its plans for ARM-based Windows 8 computers, in regards to whether they will be able to run normal desktop applications or not. The company has yet to provide a response. To quickly summarize the issue, we...
Microsoft again dodges the question of desktop apps on ARM-based Win 8 systems

Announcing the Windows 8 Editions

windowsteamblog.com
Today I would like to share information with you on the editions that will be available for "Windows 8" when it is released to market. We have talked about Windows 8 as Windows reimagined, from the chipset to the user experience. This also applies to the editions available – we...
Announcing the Windows 8 Editions

Media Center excluded from Windows 8 'Consumer Preview'

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Windows Media Center fans will be disappointed to hear that Microsoft has opted to axe Media Center in the "Consumer Preview" version of Windows 8. The software maker originally removed the application from its Windows 8 Developer Preview, released at BUILD in September last year, and explained "Media Center...
Media Center excluded from Windows 8 'Consumer Preview'
Apple's iOS 6 Maps app is awful, and now the world knows it

Final Fantasy Ultimate Box goes from PSOne to PS3: All 13 games for $450

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To mark 25 years of dungeon crawling (and soft-resetting), Square-Enix has packaged together all of its core Final Fantasy titles for this elaborate fan-baiting package. Alongside discs for Final Fantasies I through XIII, the games-maker has packaged a numbered presentation plaque -- replete with new artwork from renowned character...
Final Fantasy Ultimate Box goes from PSOne to PS3: All 13 games for $450

Raspberry Pi retailers toppled by demand as $35 Linux computer launches

arstechnica.com
The Raspberry Pi foundation attempted to launch its $35 Linux computer on Tuesday evening, but the organization's retail partners couldn't cope with the massive demand. Two British electronic component distributors that intended to sell the product were unable to do so--their websites went down, succumbing to the stampede of...
Raspberry Pi retailers toppled by demand as $35 Linux computer launches

National Geographic launches ‘National Parks’ iOS app, guides to 20 of the US’s most visited parks

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National Geographic has launched a new app offering extensive guides to twenty of the most visited national parks in the US to mark National Park Week, which is running from April 21-29. During this week, all of America’s 397 national parks are offering free admission. National Geographic has grown to...
National Geographic launches ‘National Parks’ iOS app, guides to 20 of the US’s most visited parks

Mozilla Antarctica community site launched by coolest Firefox fans

arstechnica.com
The popularity of the Firefox Web browser has grown tremendously in recent years, but there is one region where it is practically ubiquitous. Firefox has consistently held 80 percent market share in Antarctica. The Firefox enthusiasts at the bottom of the world are now launching their own community group...
Mozilla Antarctica community site launched by coolest Firefox fans

Club Jameco borrows from Etsy and Kickstarter, lets DIYers design, sell and buy project kits

www.engadget.com
Though electronics hobbyists may not have the same resources that the Maker Sheds of the world have to design, package and sell do-it-yourself kits, electronics component distributor Jameco plans to change that. With Club Jameco, enthusiasts can pitch their kit ideas to the electronic component wizards in Belmont, CA...
Club Jameco borrows from Etsy and Kickstarter, lets DIYers design, sell and buy project kits
Microsoft reveals three editions of its next-generation operating system

FishPi sets course for the open sea, captained by a Raspberry Pi

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Raspberry Pi's journey to reach owners has been a lengthy one, but Greg Holloway is preparing to send his board on a longer voyage -- one across the Atlantic. Nestled inside a tupperware tub, the RaspberryPi is the brains of FishPi, an autonomous vessel guided by GPS and a...
FishPi sets course for the open sea, captained by a Raspberry Pi

Apple new iPad hands-on!

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Here she is -- the iPad HD! Er, new iPad. Breaking away from the numerical tracking system used before (and still used in the iPhone range), Apple has decided to highlight the most major change in its newest slate by simply dubbing it "new." By and large, the new...
Apple new iPad hands-on!

StudioVox is building a social network for creative professionals [Invites]

thenextweb.com
Founded by Amanda Slingerland and Mazen Hijleh, StudioVox is a growing social network that hopes to energize the way creative people connect with each other. It’s a place for professionals, agencies and fans to come together on a single platform. The site works in two ways, where creatives can participate within their creative field, such...
StudioVox is building a social network for creative professionals [Invites]

Microsoft announces upcoming Windows 8 catalog including Pro and Arm-based RT editions

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There will be 3 different editions of Windows 8, Microsoft has informed us and posted on its blog. The three editions will be Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. The differences between the editions are based on the platforms and features that each will contain. Windows 8 is the...
Microsoft announces upcoming Windows 8 catalog including Pro and Arm-based RT editions

Dice Holdings Buys Slashdot, SourceForge And Freecode From Geeknet

techcrunch.com
Some consolidation afoot in online media: Dice Holdings, the career website owner, has announced that it has bought the online media business of Geeknet, which includes the high-profile tech websites Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but it should not be small: Slashdot brings...
Dice Holdings Buys Slashdot, SourceForge And Freecode From Geeknet
Microsoft rebrands Hotmail as Outlook, adds fresh Metro design & Skype calling

'Slim' Sony PlayStation 3 to debut in North America September 25, worldwide October

thenextweb.com
Sony has taken the wraps off its new ‘slim’ PlayStation 3 at the Toyko Games Show. The new version of the console will debut in North America on September 25 before hitting Japan, Europe and the rest of the world from October in a phased, product-by-product rollout. The much-rumored device...
'Slim' Sony PlayStation 3 to debut in North America September 25, worldwide October
Droid DNA unveiled: Verizon's first 1080p phone will cost $199 on November 21st, pre-orders begin today

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 app lands on Nook Tablet, turns eBook fans' gazes skyward

www.engadget.com
eBook enthusiasts love some good quadricopter action as much as anyone, and now those with a Nook Tablet can get in on flying the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 that launched this May. Today Barnes & Noble announced that the AR.FreeFlight 2.0 app is available for a free download in its...
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 app lands on Nook Tablet, turns eBook fans' gazes skyward
Instacanvas unveils online art gallery for Instagram photogs

Intel’s new 520 Series SSD benchmarked: Easy on the battery, great data protection and compression features

9to5mac.com
Intel today announced the new 520 Series solid-state storage code-named Cherryville and a number of tech sites and blogs already have their reviews up. The Verge has a nice review round-up and MacWorld’s own review provides an extensive overview of the pros and cons of the device. Fabbed on Intel’s 25nm Multi-Level...
Intel’s new 520 Series SSD benchmarked: Easy on the battery, great data protection and compression features

Windows 8 Will Come In Three Different Flavors (Two For x86, One For ARM)

techcrunch.com
Microsoft just announced that Windows 8 will come in three different flavors: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. Windows 8 will be the mainstream consumer edition. The Pro version will bring a number of features that most mainstream consumers don’t necessarily need to Microsoft’s next operating system, including...
Windows 8 Will Come In Three Different Flavors (Two For x86, One For ARM)

Apple’s new iPad takes first regulatory step in China but launch date unclear

thenextweb.com
The launch of the new iPad has seen Apple fans and enthusiasts worldwide given a new reason to get excited about the company’s tablet. For those in China however, where the device is yet to be launched, it marks a return to familiar territory: waiting on a delayed release date....
Apple’s new iPad takes first regulatory step in China but launch date unclear
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