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Dell Precision M4700, M6700 business laptops get suited up for quiet debut

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Quietly, and without fanfare, Dell snuck out its new pair of hardcore business laptops onto its storefront. Both the Precision M4700 and M6700 come with Ivy Bridge CPUs and a wealth of build-to-order options including Red Hat Linux -- after all, this is Dell we're talking about here. The...
Dell Precision M4700, M6700 business laptops get suited up for quiet debut

Prince of Persia creator finds lost source code, cues delicate chip fanfare

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No, we don't mean the modern interpretation and its moody sequels -- this is the 1989 original. Jordan Mechner created the first Prince of Persia game for the Apple II. However, the source code ended up lost in the sands of time -- until Mechner's dad discovered a box...
Prince of Persia creator finds lost source code, cues delicate chip fanfare

Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its 'Promoted Discovery' Ad Program

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Over the past couple of months, commenting service Disqus has been rolling out an advertising program that it calls Promoted Discovery with relatively little fanfare (or at least without much outreach to the tech press). Now it’s ready to talk about some of the initial results. The ad program takes...
Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its 'Promoted Discovery' Ad Program

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

Option XYFI is 'world's smallest' personal hotspot -- we go hands-on!

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Option's XYFI (pronounced ex-WiFi) was announced earlier this week with little fanfare but piqued our interest with its claim to being the world's smallest personal hotspot. We had an opportunity to look and discuss it at a quiet table at MWC today, a nice change from a showy booth....
Option XYFI is 'world's smallest' personal hotspot -- we go hands-on!

Remixing a City's Soundtrack

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Remix culture is omnivorous. Ulysses, for example, was remixed by one Robert Gogan to make it "more accessible." But the same process can be applied to culture at the exact opposite end of the high-low spectrum. In place of Dublin, we have another rowdy, patriotic city: Philadelphia. In place of...
Remixing a City's Soundtrack

Samsung opens US-based patent beachhead focused on display tech

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Smartphone patent disputes may get all the glory, but display battles can be no less pitched. To that end, Samsung launched a US IP company in March sans fanfare called Intellectual Keystone Technology (IKP) to "trade and develop" OLED and LCD patents, according to The Korea Times. A spokesman...
Samsung opens US-based patent beachhead focused on display tech

Smartwatch Developers Rejoice! Pebble Will Release Proof-Of-Concept Watchface SDK In Early April

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After much fanfare the Pebble smartwatch made the leap from fanciful concept to full-fledged product earlier this year, but now that units have started to ship and people have started to wear them, what’s Pebble’s next step? Why, enticing developers, of course. Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky noted in a backer...
Smartwatch Developers Rejoice! Pebble Will Release Proof-Of-Concept Watchface SDK In Early April

Gears Of War: Judgement - review

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Xbox 360; Microsoft; £37-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewGears Of War has a formula and Judgement isn't going to mess with it: one of your ludicrously proportioned musclemen kicks open a door to find a room littered with waist-high barriers; aliens with guns arrive; using the barriers as...
Gears Of War: Judgement - review
Another gifting company. Has Sesame opened way too late?

AP's Attempt At DRM'ing The News Shuts Down

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Plenty of people rightly mocked the news a few years ago that the Associated Press was working on a plan to "DRM the news." The idea was to put some sort of licensing mechanism together to get news aggregators to pay to promote their news. This seemed incredibly dumb for...
AP's Attempt At DRM'ing The News Shuts Down
The Microsoft Surface, A 10.6-inch Windows 8 Tablet From Microsoft

Mailbox Drops Its Reservation System As It Revamps For 100M Messages/Day And A Snappy New Version Of Its iOS App

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Mailbox, the email-reading and organizing app that was scooped up by Dropbox for reportedly $100 million in March after a barnstorming entry to the market, is dropping its reservation system — a waiting list that stretched into the hundreds of thousands when the app first launched to great fanfare. The...
Mailbox Drops Its Reservation System As It Revamps For 100M Messages/Day And A Snappy New Version Of Its iOS App

Google will offer free Gmail voice calls for yet another year

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Google is giving its Gmail users a late Christmas present. The company announced today that Gmail users in the U.S. and Canada will continue to be able to make free domestic phone calls through next year.  Google will also continue to offer international calls at “insanely low rates,” the company said. Introduced in 2010, Gmail’s phone...
Google will offer free Gmail voice calls for yet another year
Watch this: Microsoft's Windows 8 launch livestream

Poll: Which comes first, Microsoft Surface or Apple Television?

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One is vaporware. The other is a rumor. FORTUNE — Early voting in Brian S Hall’s impudent poll, posted Sunday on his Smartphone Wars blog, gave only slightly more credence to Microsoft’s (MSFT) tablet computer, unveiled with great fanfare last week, than to Apple’s (AAPL) television set, about which the...
Poll: Which comes first, Microsoft Surface or Apple Television?

Outlook.com users report missing emails following transition to the new webmail product

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As early as the middle of October, new users of Outlook.com who switched to the product from other webmail providers were reported account access issues, and missing emails. TNW did not take note of the issue until today, when a report on the sharp Neowin brought the issue to our...
Outlook.com users report missing emails following transition to the new webmail product
Will Google Deliver on Its Nexus Q Promise? Not at This Year's I/O.

Napster Founders' Start-Up Airtime Stumbles

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The video-chat service that launched with fanfare this year by the co-founders of Napster is mired in uncertainty after its product failed to attract enough followers....
Napster Founders' Start-Up Airtime Stumbles

Pair, The Mobile App For Two, Buys UK's Cupple And Rebrands As Couple

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Tenthbit, the Y-Combinator-backed mobile app studio behind the couples app Pair, is doubling down (literally) on its business ambitions: the company today is announcing that it has bought Cupple, a UK-based rival mobile app for two people only, and, to mark the change, has rebranded itself as Couple. Financial terms of...
Pair, The Mobile App For Two, Buys UK's Cupple And Rebrands As Couple
Pre-Order Your Angry Birds Space Plush Toys Now!

Glossi's Social Megafeed Takes on RebelMouse,Vizify

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Since it sold to AOL in 2010, simple homepage maker About.me hasn’t made much noise. It’s left a void for other startups to jump in, and that’s exactly what they’ve done. As Sarah noted last month, companies promising to make sense of all our social feeds are a dime a...
Glossi's Social Megafeed Takes on RebelMouse,Vizify
Here's What I Meant When I Said 'Microsoft Is Throwing Money Down A Rat Hole' (MSFT)
Surf Air gets three new aircraft and $2.6 million for Christmas

Vatican Deletes All Of Pope Benedict's Tweets

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It was just a couple months ago that Pope Benedict began tweeting to great fanfare and attention. He quickly had well over a million followers. Of course, as you may have heard, the Pope decided to become the first Pope in about 600 years to retire. And, now that this...
Vatican Deletes All Of Pope Benedict's Tweets
Facebook COO: Lots Of Our Users Hate Facebook Home, So We're Trying To Fix It (FB)

Mountain Lion: Most Skippable OS X Upgrade Ever?

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There’s a good reason Apple let Mountain Lion out of its cage this morning with no fanfare or event. Like Lion, the improvements are minor at best and some less than useless. Lion hasn’t sold particularly well, and few of its “improvements” have caught the attention of the public, except...
Mountain Lion: Most Skippable OS X Upgrade Ever?
Nest launches slimmer, smarter learning thermostat

An Early Look At Windows 8 Baffles Consumers (MSFT)

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will force users to learn new ways to get things...
An Early Look At Windows 8 Baffles Consumers (MSFT)

Apple opening bigger Bellevue store, but what about downtown Seattle?

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Apple plans to open a bigger retail store at Bellevue Square this Saturday, moving to a new location in the mall. They’re hosting a grand reopening ceremony on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., giving away T-shirts to the first 1,000 guests. (What, no Miley Cyrus tickets like when Microsoft opened its...
Apple opening bigger Bellevue store, but what about downtown Seattle?
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