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Cisco: mobile connections will hit 10 billion by 2016, helped by tablet boom

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That Cisco's always been prescient. Three years ago, the networking giant predicted a 66-fold increase in worldwide mobile data traffic -- a surge that was expected to dovetail with the spread of 4G networks. With us so far? Sounds pretty obvious sensible, right? Well, the company's got more wisdom...
Cisco: mobile connections will hit 10 billion by 2016, helped by tablet boom

38% of China’s Internet population are mobile-only users, says report

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Mobile-only Web users account for more than one third of China’s Internet population, according to a report from mobile research specialist On Device. The study found that the country’s rural population drove an annual 8 percent increase in mobile-only Web usage, which accounted for 38 percent of China’s Internet users...
38% of China’s Internet population are mobile-only users, says report

Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About Microsoft's Upcoming iPad Killers (MSFT)

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Microsoft's Windows chief Steven Sinofsky just put up 8,000+ word blog post on Microsoft's plans for Windows 8 on the low-powered ARM processors that today run the iPad and most other tablets. This is the most critical part of Windows 8. Like every version of Windows, Windows 8 will...
Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About Microsoft's Upcoming iPad Killers (MSFT)
Plastic light bulbs have all the benefits of LEDs, none of the downsides

Kinect hand recognition due soon, supports pinch-to-zoom and mouse click gestures

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Microsoft has been gradually enhancing its Kinect for Windows functionality since it debuted just over a year ago. The software maker is now close to releasing the next step: hand gesture recognition. It might sound like basic functionality, but Kinect's hand detection will soon allow app developers to implement...
Kinect hand recognition due soon, supports pinch-to-zoom and mouse click gestures

ProCSSor is the perfect CSS formatter & compressor for Web designers

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When writing CSS, sometimes your formatting gets messy. You might have been in a rush, or maybe you’re just a bit sloppy. While it’s always better to stay clean from the start, a CSS formatter / beautifier / prettifier makes consistent and easy to read code available at the push of a...
ProCSSor is the perfect CSS formatter & compressor for Web designers

10 great Google tools you need in your business workflow

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Google is so ubiquitous in our everyday digital lives that it's easy to overlook the many tools it offers that have a business slant. But there are lots of them, and I'm not just talking about Microsoft Office equivalents such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, or Google Analytics....
10 great Google tools you need in your business workflow

All That Cash: On Apple, Twitter And The New Bit Factories

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Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Amit Runchal, who blogs at Interactioned. The speculation of what Apple is going to do with all their cash has long been a favorite topic in the tech and financial press. But the thinking along those lines is often akin to the...
All That Cash: On Apple, Twitter And The New Bit Factories

ToGather brings crowdsourced funding to Asia with Kickstarter-like service

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Crowdfunding has been one of the hottest stories of 2012 to date, and the phenomenon — and most notably the Kickstarter website — has pushed on beyond the progress it made in last year. Among the notable projects that have emerged this year. The Elevation Dock was the first to...
ToGather brings crowdsourced funding to Asia with Kickstarter-like service

Dolby 3D on prototype 4K display and HTC Evo 3D hands-on (video)

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Truth be told, we haven't been wildly impressed with the glasses-free 3D solutions we've seen to date, be it because of the limited viewing angles, unconvincing picture or lack of availability here in the US. That could soon change, however, if Dolby's version of the three-dimensional experience makes its...
Dolby 3D on prototype 4K display and HTC Evo 3D hands-on (video)

Localized Microsoft WP7 surfaces 2 days before China launch, looking less than local

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Microsoft is all set to launch its Windows Phone 7 operating system (OS) to China on March 21 but, there is a surprise, as the ‘localized’ handset isn’t looking particularly local. According a hands-on look at the HTC Triumph, China’s first WP7 phone, from WPDang [Chinese] — translated by WPSauce...
Localized Microsoft WP7 surfaces 2 days before China launch, looking less than local

Panasonic teases 42.5mm f/1.2 and 150mm f/2.8 MFT lenses, slated for release by 2014

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Panasonic further reinforced its commitment to the Micro Four Thirds form factor when it released the Lumix GH3 mirrorless camera today, but the company also announced the development of a pair of prime lenses, set to ship next year or in 2014. Details are spotty at this point (limited...
Panasonic teases 42.5mm f/1.2 and 150mm f/2.8 MFT lenses, slated for release by 2014

Former Nokia Money crew kicks off iKaaz mobile payments, lets shops go with or without NFC

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It's a big day for mobile payments. Multiple former Nokia Money veterans have formally launched iKaaz, a two-pronged strategy to phone commece where choice is the order of the day. The first components, M-POS and its accompanying Tap & Pay, are rough equivalents to familiar NFC-based services like Google...
Former Nokia Money crew kicks off iKaaz mobile payments, lets shops go with or without NFC

BlackBerry Posts Surprise Quarterly Profit, Ships One Million Z10s

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BlackBerry’s fourth quarter was the first round of a fight the company can’t afford to lose. And as brutal as the battle might be, the struggling smartphone pioneer appears to holding its own. Posting Q4 financials before the bell on Thursday, BlackBerry reported earnings of 22 cents per share on...
BlackBerry Posts Surprise Quarterly Profit, Ships One Million Z10s

Movie streaming comes as part of UK's pricey first 4G network

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The UK’s first 4G mobile phone network will bundle movie downloads and streaming when it goes live next Tuesday, October 30. Announcing pricing and other details today, EE said the 4G access will include “EE Film”, a movie strand powered by FilmFlex, the white label digital film vendor co-owned by...
Movie streaming comes as part of UK's pricey first 4G network

Baidu reports 75% increase in revenue and net income for Q1, but shares fall

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Baidu, China’s leading search engine company, has just announced its financial results for Q1 2012. The company’s revenues for the quarter came in at RMB4.264 billion ($677.1 million), a 75 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Baidu’s earning per share came in at $0.87. Net income was...
Baidu reports 75% increase in revenue and net income for Q1, but shares fall

PaperTab Flexible Screen Debuts At CES

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The plastic screen that wants to be more like paper is a concept from Intel, Queens University Canada and UK firm Plastic Logic. Amidst the white noise of the haptic forks, baby monitor fridges and the USB trouser presses at CES, one thing so far can go stand in...
PaperTab Flexible Screen Debuts At CES

Master Windows 8 gesture commands

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Windows 8 has a few new features (like the charms menu, the Start screen, and gesture commands) which may seem pointless or needlessly confusing at first blush. Experienced Windows users running a non-RT version of Windows 8 may be tempted to ignore these new features entirely in favor of...
Master Windows 8 gesture commands

Trustpilot takes €10 million to help consumers rate etailers

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Two of the web’s biggest etailers — Amazon and eBay — have in-built merchant review systems. Even high-street businesses have equivalents, like Yelp and Google, and products themselves are well reviewed online. But, as more and more consumer commerce is carried out online through etailers that operate independently, how can...
Trustpilot takes €10 million to help consumers rate etailers
We’ll Handle Google And Apple, Mr. President; You Worry About SOPA, PCFIPA, ACTA, And Big Media

Twitter to drop TweetDeck for AIR, Android and iOS, will also pull Facebook integration

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We hope you weren't overly attached to TweetDeck for Android and iOS on mobile, or AIR on the desktop. Twitter has revealed that it's sending those birds the way of the dodo: all three will be pulled from their relevant app stores in early May, and they should stop...
Twitter to drop TweetDeck for AIR, Android and iOS, will also pull Facebook integration

The tablet is killing the ebook reader: Study says shipments to fall 36% this year

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Worldwide shipments of dedicated ebook readers such as the E-Ink Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook will fall by 36 percent to 14.9 million units this year, and plummet to just 7.1 million units by 2016. That’s the word this morning from industry researcher IHS, which blames the rise...
The tablet is killing the ebook reader: Study says shipments to fall 36% this year
Nyko unveils Charge Station U, Pro Commander Wii U peripherals at CES 2013

Apple Ready to Finish Shutting Down MobileMe Over Next Few Days

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As of June 30, Apple officially discontinued MobileMe, the company's previous suite of online services that has been replaced by iCloud. But while the MobileMe services went offline as of that date, the company has continued to allow MobileMe users to migrate their accounts to iCloud and to download Gallery...
Apple Ready to Finish Shutting Down MobileMe Over Next Few Days

Tim Cook: Sales In China Were $13B Last Year

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is onstage today at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference in San Francisco to talk about Apple’s unbelievable first quarter of this year. Apple is red hot right now, and MG pointed out that Apple’s $13.1 billion profits in Q1 was equal to their revenue...
Tim Cook: Sales In China Were $13B Last Year

Apple OS X Mountain Lion unveiled: Consumer dream, developer nightmare

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In a decisively uncharacteristic twist, Apple has unveiled Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) through… a press release. A handful of top tech blogs have had their hands on a preview version for the last week, and now Apple has announced that the Developer Preview is available to members of...
Apple OS X Mountain Lion unveiled: Consumer dream, developer nightmare

Apple OS X Mountain Lion unveiled: Consumer dream, developer nightmare

www.extremetech.com
In a decisively uncharacteristic twist, Apple has unveiled Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) through… a press release. A handful of top tech blogs have had their hands on a preview version for the last week, and now Apple has announced that the Developer Preview is available to members of...
Apple OS X Mountain Lion unveiled: Consumer dream, developer nightmare

Blippy Team Launches Tophatter iPhone App With Surprisingly Fun Live Auctions

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The team behind share-your-purchase-information startup Blippy has started talking about its new direction. After pivoting from Blippy to another e-commerce project, it has pivoted again and is now working on a live auction website called Tophatter, and it launched an iPhone app today. Like Blippy, Tophatter is a social shopping...
Blippy Team Launches Tophatter iPhone App With Surprisingly Fun Live Auctions

Google Translate on Android gains offline support for thrifty globetrotters

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Travelers face a dilemma: they'll often leave a phone in airplane mode to avoid expensive roaming rates or a foreign SIM, but staying offline can break the translation services that might prove vital in a strange land. Google must have heard their plight, as a new version of Google...
Google Translate on Android gains offline support for thrifty globetrotters
The Dizzying Rise of Social Media in China and What It Might Mean for Facebook (Infographic)
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