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Three reasons the Surface RT might not work for business

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When Microsoft unveiled its Surface tablet earlier this year, it looked impressive, but left us with few details. This week, Microsoft invited a select group of tech writers for a closer look behind the curtain, and began taking pre-orders for the device that will be available as of October...
Three reasons the Surface RT might not work for business

Apple May Not Have A Choice But To Release A Watch

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Apple is reportedly developing a smart watch made from curved glass. Does it really have a choice? With iPhone sales stalling, the Cupertino innovator is in desperate need of another hit product, and not just any product: Apple needs something that consumers will refresh every 12 to 18 months. My...
Apple May Not Have A Choice But To Release A Watch

Japanese neuroscientists decode human dreams

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Researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto have developed some powerful computational tools which use blood flow data from MRI scans to predict what a person is experiencing in dreams. Their results were published yesterday in Science, along with considerable fanfare. Before studies like this can be taken...
Japanese neuroscientists decode human dreams
Why FairSearch Can't Find Anyone To Listen To Its Anti-Google Tirades

A very technical answer to the question “Why is the sky dark at night?” [video]

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It’s amazing how many things happen in the world that we simply accept at face value. It gets dark at night, big whoop. But why? Easy, it’s because the earth spins and eventually we’re no longer facing the sun. Or not? Here’s an in-depth explanation of an alternative theory as...
A very technical answer to the question “Why is the sky dark at night?” [video]

Sprint tells Clearwire that Dish's buyout offer is illegal

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In case it wasn't already obvious that Sprint sees Dish's attempt to buy Clearwire as rather rude, the carrier made its irritation perfectly clear today. Sprint just sent a letter to Clearwire's board of directors that claims the latest Dish buyout proposal violates Delaware laws relating to board control....
Sprint tells Clearwire that Dish's buyout offer is illegal

Bullyville Founder Wins $250,000 in Defamation Case Against Revenge Porn King Hunter Moore

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Mr. Moore (Photo: Showclix) In 2012, it seemed like revenge porn king Hunter Moore might have had a change of heart. He sold his prominent revenge porn empire Is Anyone Up to James McGibney, the owner of anti-bullying site Bullyville, and wrote a letter claiming that he was no longer interested in facilitating the proliferation...
Bullyville Founder Wins $250,000 in Defamation Case Against Revenge Porn King Hunter Moore

News Corp launches Amplify educational unit, with help from AT&T (video)

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In light of recent scandals, it's hard not to see this as a bit of image rehabilitation, but we'll do our best to take it at face value. News Corp is bringing its 18-month-old educational division to the fore by rebranding it Amplify and teaming up with AT&T to...
News Corp launches Amplify educational unit, with help from AT&T (video)
The Facebook phone is coming, and it's already in your pocket

Oh, Snap! Case-Mate Blends An iPhone Case With A Snap Bracelet

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CaseMate, along with every other case maker out there, is launching a new wave of products alongside the iPhone 5, for both the new phone and the iPhone 4/4S. In (what I can only assume is) an attempt to differentiate creatively, CaseMate has blended a normal rubber case with a...
Oh, Snap! Case-Mate Blends An iPhone Case With A Snap Bracelet
Fans turn to mobile devices for Olympic searches, says Google
The Ecosystem Of Hype
Apple rumored to acquire Color in 'done deal'

ScoreBig Uses Priceline's Model to Name Your Own Price for Live Events

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Let’s say you want to go see an Lakers game or a concert at the last minute. If it wasn’t sold out, you could go to the ticket booth and pay face value or check out deals on Craigslist or StubHub. But there’s a third option emerging, where the actual teams...
ScoreBig Uses Priceline's Model to Name Your Own Price for Live Events

WorkFu’s social-powered professional network adds followers and connections

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WorkFu, the handsome site that taps your existing social networks to find you the perfect job, has just announced new ‘following’ and ‘connections’ features that expand on top of the existing connections you’ve already made. In addition to this, the site has also added more networks into its signup process,...
WorkFu’s social-powered professional network adds followers and connections

No "free" ride in the e-publishing handover

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Writers need to get real as they square up to the e-revolutionIt was only a matter of time, and now it's happening. The e-revolution has already begun to inspire vigorous, thoughtful and practical suggestions about the way in which the creative community should engage with the digital transformation.Charlie Hill, who...
No "free" ride in the e-publishing handover

Samsung Not Interested In HTC-Style Settlement With Apple, Exec Says

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Samsung has “no intention” to follow the example of HTC and work out a settlement with legal and consumer tech rival Apple, according to Samsung Electronics Head of Mobile J.K. Shin. He said so to reporters today, the AFP reports, when asked if Samsung might pursue a settlement similar to...
Samsung Not Interested In HTC-Style Settlement With Apple, Exec Says
Data now 85% of mobile traffic, but 39% of revenue – what gives?

Online ticket reselling firms: a sleazy brand of capitalism typical of our times | Paul Mills

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'Touts' create nothing of value, yet technology now allows them to make vast profits at the expense of fans, sport and the artsDispatches' recent investigation into the secondary ticket market – on which I worked as an undercover reporter – exposes a sleazy brand of capitalism that is typical of...
Online ticket reselling firms: a sleazy brand of capitalism typical of our times | Paul Mills
DirecTV's Latest Message To Subscribers: A Plea For A La Carte Pricing?

Developers Are Divided Over Adobe’s Plan to Take Revenue Share For Higher-End Flash Games

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Developers are at odds over Adobe’s plan to charge a 9 percent revenue share for higher-end Flash games that make more than $50,000 in revenues. So today, Adobe announced a new set of features for developers who create very graphics-heavy games with the launch of Flash Player 11.2. It also unveiled a partnership...
Developers Are Divided Over Adobe’s Plan to Take Revenue Share For Higher-End Flash Games

There's Flaw In Apple's 'Fall Transition' Explanation For Lighter Than Expected iPhone Sales (AAPL)

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On last night's earnings call, Apple summed up its relatively weak report with two words: "Fall transition." CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer repeatedly hinted people held off on buying an iPhone because of a "fall transition" to a new product. That's Apple secretspeak for a new iPhone, which...
There's Flaw In Apple's 'Fall Transition' Explanation For Lighter Than Expected iPhone Sales (AAPL)

Ex-MySpace Execs New Social Network “Gravity” Launches To The Public.

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Three MySpace execs left the company in 2009 to launch their own startup, a new social network now called Gravity. Today it is available to the public.While on face value, Gravity might appear to be just another social network, according to an interview with TechCrunch in December, the company is...
Ex-MySpace Execs New Social Network “Gravity” Launches To The Public.
Box CEO Aaron Levie dismisses Google Drive

Is Cisco stacking the deck with its mobile data numbers?

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Cisco’s mobile VNI forecast (the shorthand for Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Forecast), issued last week, is widely regarded as the leading source of information on how the mobile data market will evolve over the next five years.  Policymakers including the FCC use it in their decisions about how...
Is Cisco stacking the deck with its mobile data numbers?

My Startup Didn't Have Explosive Growth, So We Started Spending More Face-Time With Customers

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Our company has a new rule: everybody on the team has to talk to users. Everyday users can explain what they do not like about your product and provide crucial clues on how to make it better. Admittedly, talking to users seems at face value seems like a blindingly obvious...
My Startup Didn't Have Explosive Growth, So We Started Spending More Face-Time With Customers

Study Finds That We Still Believe Untruths Even After Instant Online Corrections

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If you’ve ever wondered why birthers, inside jobbers, and other conspiracy theorists won’t simply take the truth at face value, two researchers at OSU have found that we tend to ignore – and reject – instant corrections to data. The study, performed by R. Kelly Garrett and Brian Weeks, examined...
Study Finds That We Still Believe Untruths Even After Instant Online Corrections
Mark Zuckerberg Says It's Totally OK To Ignore Dinner Guests While Checking Your Phone (FB)

BioShock Infinite - review

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PC, PS3, Xbox 360; £27.99; 2K Games; 18+Let me tell you a story ...Last year I attended a preview event for BioShock Infinite in Los Angeles. I was fortunate enough to be allowed to interview Ken Levine, the creative director and lead writer on this game and one of my...
BioShock Infinite - review

Review: The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a promising, if not perfect, mix of tablet and phone

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If the suite of phones that have been unleashed on the world on the past year is any indication, Samsung has come out swinging in 2012. Boosted by successful sales of many models, including the popular Galaxy S III and Google-advised Galaxy Nexus, the Korean telecommunications company has made a...
Review: The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a promising, if not perfect, mix of tablet and phone
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