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8 billion photos later, Flickr finally gets a new look

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Following the launch of its new iPhone app, which had gone without an update for almost a year, Yahoo has continued its Flickr revamp by rolling out a revamped design for its Flickr.com website by introducing a new “simplified navigation bar” and an overhauled Explore page. Flickr says the new...
8 billion photos later, Flickr finally gets a new look

Blog Post: Full-res photo and video backup now available worldwide for Windows Phone 8

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[This post was written by Aaron Sauvé, a senior program manager on the Windows Phone camera and photos team. -KC] One great feature of Windows Phone 8 is its ability to save full-resolution backup copies of your pictures and videos on SkyDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service. It's an option that...
Blog Post: Full-res photo and video backup now available worldwide for Windows Phone 8

Google: Glass winners chosen; invites to come

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The winners of the company's Glass Explorer / #ifihadglass contest will be hearing from the Glass team during the next few days, the company says in a blog post. [Read more]...
Google: Glass winners chosen; invites to come

Microsoft Office 2013 is a go for TechNet and MSDN subscribers

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It’s an important day for MSDN and TechNet subscribers: Office 2013 is a go. You can download it now. Head here if you are so inclined. Just for fun, here’s proof: On the heels of sending Office 2013 to manufacturers – its RTM release – on October 11th, the company...
Microsoft Office 2013 is a go for TechNet and MSDN subscribers

Galaxy Note 8.0 coming to the US on April 11th for $400

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If you want a (semi) pocketable S Pen experience, well, then the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II is the device for you. If you want something more akin to carrying around a digital legal pad, there's the well proportioned Note 10.1. But if one note is too small for you,...
Galaxy Note 8.0 coming to the US on April 11th for $400

Russia Demands Internet Takeover By The UN... And Then Retracts It

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Quite a week for random governmental retractions. Back in February, when we first warned about the upcoming "World Conference on International Telecommunications" (WCIT) meeting of the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU), we noted that the thing to be most afraid of was countries like Russia and China using the process...
Russia Demands Internet Takeover By The UN... And Then Retracts It
T-Mobile strikes back at AT&T attack ads
Google unveils a more beautiful, reliable, and faster image search with inline results and metadata
Pegleg Wants To Help You Find All Those Free, Full-Length Movies On YouTube

$99 iPad Mini clone already surfaced in China

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The maker of the controversial "Goophone" that knocked off the iPhone 5 took just a few days to come out with an iPad Mini look-alike. [Read more]...
$99 iPad Mini clone already surfaced in China

Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. It's been a slow couple of weeks here through the beginning of May. Everyone, it seems, was saving up to pile all of their announcements at once, leaving us scrambling and our RSS feed...
Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours

Turn an RSS feed into a 'Star Wars' crawl

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After the events of the last few days, I thought everybody could use a smile. And this definitely brought one to my face....
Turn an RSS feed into a 'Star Wars' crawl

ATD's Staff Sounds Off on Facebook Home and the HP Pocket

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Bit of a slow past few days in major tech news, so we over at AllThingsD weren’t making our usual busy rounds on the media circuit talking about the latest goings on in the industry. Still, a few of us made the airwaves to talk about tech this week. Our...
ATD's Staff Sounds Off on Facebook Home and the HP Pocket

Google seems to have de-indexed Digg

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The folks over at The State of Search have noticed an interesting development regarding Digg on Google Search, via a tweet from Matt Sawyer of Datadial. It seems that the once uber-hot Web property no longer appears on Google Search. As you can see, a site-specific search reveals, well, nothing. It’s...
Google seems to have de-indexed Digg

Bing gives its social sidebar a makeover, makes it easier to find what you're looking for

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Even though it was only yesterday that Bing announced it was making some changes to the site's snapshot pane, today Redmond's search engine is coming back with a few additional tweaks. The most noticeable change is the redesigned social sidebar, which maintains its original purpose but trims a lot...
Bing gives its social sidebar a makeover, makes it easier to find what you're looking for

Brammo expects 2013 Enertia Plus to reach US in January, puts new Empulse R on the road

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Brammo hasn't always had the smoothest delivery schedules, which has us somewhat relieved that its latest generation of electric motorcycles is hitting the road in earnest. To start, the company now anticipates that the 2013 Enertia Plus should ship to the US in mid-January. That leaves one last wait...
Brammo expects 2013 Enertia Plus to reach US in January, puts new Empulse R on the road

Happy New Year 2013, Starting With 'Future of Mapping'

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For reasons planned and unplanned, I really did end up being out of electronic touch for a very long period, on a whole-family adventure. These past few days, rather than looking at a computer screen on a typical evening, I would look at something like what's shown below. And I read...
Happy New Year 2013, Starting With 'Future of Mapping'

Would Microsoft really bring Office to Linux?

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There's been a rumor floating around over the past few days that Microsoft is considering making a Linux version of its Office productivity software. It's definitely no more than a rumor at this point, originating as it apparently did in the report of a single writer based on hearsay...
Would Microsoft really bring Office to Linux?
Apple posts three videos to get you excited for the iPad mini [video]

Announcing Instagram Profiles on the Web!

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You've asked for Instagram on the web and we've listened. Over the next few days, we'll be rolling out Instagram profiles on the web! Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos you...
Announcing Instagram Profiles on the Web!
iPhone sales could miss expectations by over 5 million units next quarter
Best Buy Black Friday 2012 deals

iPhone 5 Launch Props Up Apple's Share of Smartphone Market as Samsung Keeps Rolling

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Research firm IDC yesterday released its estimates of global mobile phone and smartphone shipments for the third quarter of 2012, revealing that the iPhone 5 launch helped Apple gain market share over the year-ago period that saw customers holding out for the iPhone 4S launch. The few days of iPhone...
iPhone 5 Launch Props Up Apple's Share of Smartphone Market as Samsung Keeps Rolling

Microsoft boldly adds Google to list of chat services in Outlook.com & SkyDrive

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale In a move to get more people to try its sleek email app Outlook.com, Microsoft has smartly added Google to its list of chat services, joining Facebook and Skype chat. Microsoft recently announced that Outlook.com now has more than...
Microsoft boldly adds Google to list of chat services in Outlook.com & SkyDrive
Facebook: Go forth, Chat Heads, and tell everyone that we've improved at mobile
Coming to its senses, Microsoft will expand Surface rollout to more stores
Blip to publishers: we're going to monetize your videos, whether you like it or not

Apple: 'Do Not Disturb' will remain disturbed until January 7

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Apple support posts a notice that the Do Not Disturb iPhone 5 difficulties experienced by some customers will continue for another few days. [Read more]...
Apple: 'Do Not Disturb' will remain disturbed until January 7

The House is likely to vote on and pass a STEM-visa act that is utterly DOA

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More STEM visas? Sounds great, doesn’t it? STEM, the acronomic buzzword that stands for ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, encapsulates the side of education that is often referred to as ‘hard.’ As the holder of a philosophy degree, I take minor offense. I kid. Here’s what’s at stake: The United States needs...
The House is likely to vote on and pass a STEM-visa act that is utterly DOA
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