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With iPhone 5, Apple Has Chiseled The Smartphone To Near Perfection

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You pick it up and it almost feels fake. That’s not to say it feels cheap; because it doesn’t — quite the opposite, actually. It just doesn’t seem real. Certainly not to someone who has been holding the iPhone 4/4S for the past two years. It feels like someone took...
With iPhone 5, Apple Has Chiseled The Smartphone To Near Perfection

Anonymous teenage hacker spared jail over cyber attacks

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Jake Birchall told he would have been imprisoned for hacking Paypal and others had he not been 16 at time of the offenceA "profoundly isolated" teenage hacker has been given a youth rehabilitation order for his role in planning cyber attacks with the hacking group Anonymous.Jake Birchall, 18, on Friday...
Anonymous teenage hacker spared jail over cyber attacks

Umbrella People wins Startup Weekend Women's edition in London

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After 54 hours of working, planning, networking, meeting new people and generally having a good but exhausting time, Umbrella People has won the Startup Weekend Women’s Edition. Startup Weekend surges on as a good way for people to explore their ideas as entrepreneurs. It’s a neat platform also to encourage...
Umbrella People wins Startup Weekend Women's edition in London

Apple wins German injunction against Motorola over photo gallery patent

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I just attended, at the Munich I Regional Court, the public pronouncement of a decision on another Apple v. Motorola lawsuit in Germany. Presiding Judge Dr. Peter Guntz announced that Apple has won an injunction against all Motorola Mobility devices that implement EP2059868 on a "portable electronic device for photo...
Apple wins German injunction against Motorola over photo gallery patent

Nokia's promise not to assert patents against Linux is irrelevant in the Mosaid context

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This is a near-simultaneous follow-up to my initial reaction to Google's EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft and Nokia over their alleged collusion with a non-practicing entity, Mosaid. Google asks the European Commission to look into something the ITC dismissed three times. Diversion is not a defense, however./p>According to this media...
Nokia's promise not to assert patents against Linux is irrelevant in the Mosaid context

'Fair use' cases cited by Google don't serve to justify Android's infringement of Java APIs

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Within a matter of hours, Google will file its motion to declare the copyright trial a "mistrial" because of the partial verdict rendered yesterday. Even before the motion is filed, the intention is transparent: Google wants to avoid that the only missing piece -- "fair use" -- is decided in...
'Fair use' cases cited by Google don't serve to justify Android's infringement of Java APIs

The Intel Ivy Bridge (Core i7 3770K) Review

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The times, they are changing. In fact, the times have already changed, we're just waiting for the results. I remember the first time Intel brought me into a hotel room to show me their answer to AMD's Athlon 64 FX—the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. Back then the desktop race...
The Intel Ivy Bridge (Core i7 3770K) Review

Still Fucking Hate Email

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Fred Wilson took some time this morning to go off against email. Clearly annoyed, he writes: I write these posts occasionally to let people know. The result is hundreds of comments about how I can make email work better for me. Please don’t leave those comments. I don’t want to make...
Still Fucking Hate Email

The iPhone 5 Name

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The iPhone 5 Name: This is actually a pretty good argument for why Apple *could* call the next iPhone the "iPhone 5". No, it does make sense on paper (it's the sixth generation of the device), but the fact of the matter is that most people are calling it "iPhone...
The iPhone 5 Name

New iPad May Sport 1GB Of RAM, But Apple Will Never Say So

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If you were hoping that the blitz of iPad news would end with the device’s long-awaited announcement yesterday, well, sorry. Even with Cupertino’s latest tablet waiting in the wings for a March 16 release, we’re all still speculating when it comes to some of the device’s particulars, and now the...
New iPad May Sport 1GB Of RAM, But Apple Will Never Say So

ITC lets Google intervene in Nokia-HTC case -- but denies it the status of a co-defendant

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Last month, Google brought a motion to join the ITC investigation of Nokia's complaint against HTC as a respondent (i.e., as a co-defendant alongside HTC). Nokia opposed this motion, while HTC supported it.In an order that entered the public record today, Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender granted Google's motion...
ITC lets Google intervene in Nokia-HTC case -- but denies it the status of a co-defendant

Preparing for the iPhone Next

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Preparing for the iPhone Next: A great rundown from AnandTech of what we're likely to see hardware-wise in the next iPhone. Their special sauce? A combination of leaks, history, and good old common sense. To that end, they predicted that the next iPhone wouldn't feature NFC. A good guess, as...
Preparing for the iPhone Next

Kim Dotcom Files Brief In His Trial In The Court Of Public Opinion

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A bunch of folks have been pointing us to the new "whitepaper" released by Kim Dotcom, which lays out two key things: why the lawsuit against him is a complete legal sham and also why it was driven by a corrupt connection between the US government and the MPAA. The...
Kim Dotcom Files Brief In His Trial In The Court Of Public Opinion

Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value, And Will Never Be A Threat To Fiat Currency

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The best sentence I read today was this one: "It has been four years and it has yet to be discredited as a viable alternative to fiat currency." That's from Tyler Winklevoss (yes, that one), referring to Bitcoin (naturally), in a NYT story which reveals that the famous Winkelvoss twins...
Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value, And Will Never Be A Threat To Fiat Currency
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This Collapse In US Interest Rates Is History In The Making -- Here's What It Really Means

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The current title on our CHART OF THE DAY today is simply 1.53760%, which represents the current yield on a US 10-year Treasury. For folks in the financial industry, that number is "mesmerizing" but we also recognize that a huge swath of the population has no idea what this means...
This Collapse In US Interest Rates Is History In The Making -- Here's What It Really Means

My crazy idea to piss off spammers

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The problem with spam is that it is so easy to send a lot of it, and you only need a few fools to buy your stuff to make a buck. The economics are in the spammers’ favor. For less than $10 you can spam 40 million email addresses. The...
My crazy idea to piss off spammers

The iPhone Bleeds Lumia Cyan, According To Siri. Or Wolfram Alpha. Or Best Buy. Sometimes. Maybe. Actually, No.

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Well, Jim Dalrymple beat me to making fun of this, but what the hell, it’s Friday. Earlier today, a thread starting passing around the Internet pointing out something worth a chuckle: when you ask Siri what the best smartphone is, it responds with the Nokia Lumia 900. The cyan version...
The iPhone Bleeds Lumia Cyan, According To Siri. Or Wolfram Alpha. Or Best Buy. Sometimes. Maybe. Actually, No.

Eric Schmidt: Android-Apple Is the Defining Fight in the Industry Today

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The fight between Google and Apple over mobile devices is great for consumers, but the patent wars that have resulted are awful, said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, in conversation with our own Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher tonight. “The Android-Apple platform fight is the defining fight in the industry today,”...
Eric Schmidt: Android-Apple Is the Defining Fight in the Industry Today

Shuffler.fm Brings Its "Flipboard For Music" Service To iPhone, Gives Sneak Peek At Spotify App

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As the Web is stuffed with more and more content, we’re increasingly in need of good curators to help us discover the things we’ll love amidst the noise. Flipboard, for one, rose to popularity by transforming your favorite digital news sources into a socially-curated mobile magazine. Shuffler.fm is on a...
Shuffler.fm Brings Its "Flipboard For Music" Service To iPhone, Gives Sneak Peek At Spotify App

66% of mobile developers think Facebook will be disrupted by a social app

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66 percent of mobile developers believe that it is “likely to very likely” Facebook will be disrupted by a mobile-first social media startup. It doesn’t surprise me whatsoever that mobile developers think their work is the Second Coming of Christ, but taking on Facebook? Well, good luck! The latest data...
66% of mobile developers think Facebook will be disrupted by a social app

Looking East to Predict the Next Billion-Dollar Mobile Company

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photo: NASAAs a U.S.-based VC working for SoftBank, one of Japan’s leading Internet companies, I’ve recently been noticing the recurrence of mobile trends moving from East to West. A few years ago, it was the concept of mobile gaming that exploded in Japan and trickled westward to the U.S. Now,...
Looking East to Predict the Next Billion-Dollar Mobile Company

Facebook is turning social relationships into a game, with Highlight you can pay to play

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As reported by TechCrunch, Facebook is tinkering with a new feature called “Highlight” that allows you to pay actual money to make sure that more of your friends see your status update. While I’m not shocked to see any company, especially Facebook, testing anything to bring in a stream of...
Facebook is turning social relationships into a game, with Highlight you can pay to play
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Retired Lt. Col.: Violent Media Has Bred A Generation Of Killers

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I can understand why someone who watches the news on a daily basis might shake their head in dismay. I get how it must feel necessary to put the blame for tragedies like Sandy Hook somewhere, anywhere, even if the eventual target of ire is misplaced. There's probably a...
Retired Lt. Col.: Violent Media Has Bred A Generation Of Killers

Will Honor System Really Work on Select Buses?

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As we noted yesterday, the M15 "Select Bus" service planned for First and Second Avenues will operate on an honor system, with riders expected to buy tickets at curbside kiosks before boarding, and produce the tickets upon request by a uniformed inspector. But will New Yorkers really behave honorably,...
Will Honor System Really Work on Select Buses?

Facebook’s Open Graph: It Depends On What The Meaning Of The Word “Open” Is

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Shared by Jesse Stay Journalists aren't fully understanding what the names of these Facebook protocols are. You have "Graph API", and "Open Graph Protocol". Then you have "Social Plugins". Those are all different things. Only one is "Open", and it is fully open per the definitions of every "open" advocate...
Facebook’s Open Graph: It Depends On What The Meaning Of The Word “Open” Is

Apple's responsibility for the state of Maps

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Look, it’s very possible that you’re tired of reading things about Apple’s Maps issues at this point. I understand, really I do. If so, then just click this and close this tab. There has been a lot of uneducated criticism and blind defense of the way Apple has handled Maps...
Apple's responsibility for the state of Maps

Obama's Quotable Google+ Hangout: Zuckerberg, Drones And Being 'Chill'

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President Obama just concluded a group interview with a handful of bloggers on Google+. The 40-minute follow-up to the State of the Union covered a broad range of new issues: drones, Mark Zuckerberg, patent trolls, immigrant gay rights, gun control, the distribution of wealth, and even why the president is...
Obama's Quotable Google+ Hangout: Zuckerberg, Drones And Being 'Chill'
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