first source

first source

Ubuntu lands on Nexus 7 slates with Canonical's one-click installer

www.engadget.com
If you'd rather not let your Nexus 7 live out its life as a Jelly Bean-toting device, Canonical's freshly minted Ubuntu Nexus 7 Desktop Installer can help. Instead of allowing Ubuntu to ride shotgun with Android, the installer requires unlocking the device's bootloader, which wipes the slate clean. Once...
Ubuntu lands on Nexus 7 slates with Canonical's one-click installer

Apple's New Dock Connector Even Smaller Than Originally Thought

www.macrumors.com
Back in February, iMore was the first source to claim that Apple will be introducing a smaller dock connector for its iOS devices, with the claim now being supported by a number of other sources and evidence in the form of part leaks showing a much smaller opening in the...
Apple's New Dock Connector Even Smaller Than Originally Thought

Behind The App: Twitterrific 5

furbo.org
I’ve always loved shows that take you behind the scenes of creative efforts: Project Runway and Classic Albums being two of my favorites. Here’s one about the development of Twitterrific 5. Since a lot of the people reading this aren’t developers, I’m going to keep the jargon to a minimum....
Behind The App: Twitterrific 5

New Colors Rumored for iPhone 5S and Lower-Cost iPhone, Dual LED Flash for iPhone 5S?

www.macrumors.com
Macotakara has released a report with new details on a number of upcoming products, including the rumored low cost iPhone, the iPhone 5S, and the iPad 5. Citing information from several different sources, the site suggests that the low cost iPhone may ship in a number of different colors and...
New Colors Rumored for iPhone 5S and Lower-Cost iPhone, Dual LED Flash for iPhone 5S?

Minecraft lands unofficial Oculus Rift support (video)

www.engadget.com
If you're looking for more virtual worlds to explore using the Oculus Rift, MTBS3D forum user StellaArtois has developed something that might strike your fancy: a Minecraft mod dubbed Minecrift that bakes in support for the virtual reality headset. The modification still needs refining, but it already incorporates head...
Minecraft lands unofficial Oculus Rift support (video)

Pre-Orders for Next-Generation iPhone to Begin September 12?

www.macrumors.com
iMore, which was the first source to claim that Apple will be holding its media event to introduce the next-generation iPhone on September 12, now reports that pre-orders for the device will begin on that same date ahead of the already-rumored first wave of launches on September 21. Apple's first...
Pre-Orders for Next-Generation iPhone to Begin September 12?

Stealthy startup Flipboard raising funding from Kleiner Perkins

deals.venturebeat.com
A stealthy startup called Flipboard has raised funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, we’re hearing from multiple sources. What is Flipboard? We’re not sure. But it must be an exciting concept or team, if a brand-name firm like Kleiner is willing to back it pre-launch. Kleiner declined to comment. There’s...
Stealthy startup Flipboard raising funding from Kleiner Perkins

New AOSP Jelly Bean port for international Galaxy S III available, 'mostly everything is working'

www.engadget.com
While it's not the first source code compiled build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean available for your international model (I9300) Galaxy S III, this stable release from developer Faryaab brings all the latest features without many of the drawbacks. While the release we noted in June was lacking creature...
New AOSP Jelly Bean port for international Galaxy S III available, 'mostly everything is working'

Apple's Smaller Dock Connector Reportedly Coming to Entire iOS Device Lineup Including iPad This Fall

www.macrumors.com
iMore, which was the first source to report that Apple will be moving to a smaller dock connector with the launch of the next-generation iPhone, now claims that Apple will be moving its entire lineup of iOS devices to the new connector later this year. This includes the current 9.7-inch...
Apple's Smaller Dock Connector Reportedly Coming to Entire iOS Device Lineup Including iPad This Fall

Social Conference Directory Lanyrd Goes Pro for Businesses, Launching with Facebook, GitHub and More

thenextweb.com
Lanyrd, the conference-focused social directory service, is today announcing the launch of Lanyrd Pro, a paid-for offering aimed at helping companies make more from the conferences they get involved in as sponsors or speakers. The focal point of Lanyrd Pro is the ability for companies to set up branded conference portal...
Social Conference Directory Lanyrd Goes Pro for Businesses, Launching with Facebook, GitHub and More

NTT DoCoMo unveils winter lineup, pushes big displays, LTE, quad-cores and NFC payments

www.engadget.com
Just as the air begins to chill, NTT DoCoMo has announced its forthcoming line-up for release in November and December, including nine smartphones, four feature phones and a tablet. As the Japanese populace would no doubt demand, all of the bigger smartphones -- from the 4.7-inch Arrows V F-04E...
NTT DoCoMo unveils winter lineup, pushes big displays, LTE, quad-cores and NFC payments

Google Maps notches one million public transit stops worldwide, celebrates with an update

www.engadget.com
It's no secret how useful Google Maps can be when traveling in an unfamiliar locale -- especially in regards to public transportation. The folks in Mountain View have tallied over one million stops for bus, train, subway and tram systems in about 500 cities around the globe with the...
Google Maps notches one million public transit stops worldwide, celebrates with an update

D-Link's diminutive DAP-1320 wireless range extender arrives, looks to enhance your home network for $50

www.engadget.com
Looking to beef up that home network ahead of all of those holiday gadgets arriving? If so D-Link is looking to oblige with its ultra-compact DAP-1320 wireless range extender. The unit features push-button connectivity for easy setup, wireless N technology and multiple antennas that keep the speed and range...
D-Link's diminutive DAP-1320 wireless range extender arrives, looks to enhance your home network for $50

Apple's Polycarbonate iPhone with 4.5-Inch Display Arriving for $330 in 2014?

www.macrumors.com
Japanese blog Macotakara reports (via AppleInsider) that Apple's plans for a lower-cost iPhone have now been pushed back to 2014, with the company reportedly planning to use a polycarbonate body similar to that seen on the discontinued white plastic MacBook. Apple is said to be targeting a price of $330...
Apple's Polycarbonate iPhone with 4.5-Inch Display Arriving for $330 in 2014?

Google Reader to shut down with other services as part of second 'spring cleaning'

www.engadget.com
Last spring, Page and Co. retired iGoogle, Google Mini and other services as part of a 'spring cleaning' initiative to help it better focus its efforts, and round two of the clean-up has just begun. This time around, Google Reader and seven other services are getting the axe. Mountain...
Google Reader to shut down with other services as part of second 'spring cleaning'

Twitter Takes to Tumblr to Say They Know Their Service Isn’t Working

betabeat.com
Womp womp. What’s your first source for news of popular Internet service dealing with downtime? That’s right: irate users complaining on Twitter. But where does Twitter turn, when that stream of 140-character updates is cut off and there’s no way to communicate that they are on it? As the National Post points out, they...
Twitter Takes to Tumblr to Say They Know Their Service Isn’t Working

New "clues" about the Bitcoin founder -- and the case for leaving him alone

gigaom.com
Surging interest in Bitcoin, the crypto-currency that is mined and distributed without a central bank, has brought a fresh wave of speculation about its pseudonymous founder, Satoshi Nakamoto. The latest theory comes from IT pioneer Ted Nelson, who offers a three-part hypothesis – based on the Bitcoin inventor’s intelligence, publishing methods and interests —...
New "clues" about the Bitcoin founder -- and the case for leaving him alone

Everyone On Marissa Mayer's Senior Team Expects To Be Replaced Within 18 Months - Source (YHOO)

www.businessinsider.com
A source in touch with people on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's senior staff says that "everyone" who reports to her in jobs that they had prior to her arrival  "expects to be replaced" - probably before the end of the year, definitely before 18 months are out. Yahoo media boss...
Everyone On Marissa Mayer's Senior Team Expects To Be Replaced Within 18 Months - Source (YHOO)

Is there hope for DC's startup scene?

venturebeat.com
This is a guest post by Flybridge Capital Partners’ Jeff Bussgang The short answer is no, but perhaps there’s hope. The day after President Obama was inaugurated for a second term, I was invited to speak at the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. ...
Is there hope for DC's startup scene?

Github finally raises funding: $100M from Andreessen Horowitz

gigaom.com
Github is ready to take a huge step forward. After successfully bootstrapping its operation since 2008, the open-source code hosting site is set to announce Monday that it has accepted $100 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz in order to improve and expand a platform that has become an industry standard...
Github finally raises funding: $100M from Andreessen Horowitz

Valve confirms Steam and Source for Linux, signals low confidence for Windows 8

www.extremetech.com
At long last, Valve has confirmed that Linux ports of both Steam and the Source engine are in active development, and should be released later this year. These are native solutions that run directly on Linux, without any kind of Wine-like emulation. Left 4 Dead 2 will be the first...
Valve confirms Steam and Source for Linux, signals low confidence for Windows 8

TNW interviews author and consumer advocate Doc Searls

thenextweb.com
Somewhere someone is thinking of you… as an ad impression. That was the sentiment in 2006. Facebook had just released its news feed feature, Twitter had just launched to its early adopters and concerned technologists were questioning the affects of these transformative new platforms. Co-author of Cluetrain Manifesto Doc Searls was one of...
TNW interviews author and consumer advocate Doc Searls

Scientists estimate at least one third of marine species remain unknown to humans

www.engadget.com
It's been said that we know more about space than we do about our own ocean, and now a group of scientists have quantified what sea creatures we may still not know of. After compiling an open access, online database of known marine species with the help of more...
Scientists estimate at least one third of marine species remain unknown to humans

Apple to hold conference for iDevice accessory makers, school them in using Lightning connectors

www.engadget.com
Apple may have shaken things up with its Lightning connector's unique internals, but a leaked schedule reveals it's holding a conference to help accessory makers get a handle for crafting products with the tech. Taking place between December 7th and 9th in Shenzhen, China, the MFi (Made for iPad...
Apple to hold conference for iDevice accessory makers, school them in using Lightning connectors

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Late Stage Investors Are Using The Facebook IPO To Depress The Valuations Of Startups (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
Yesterday, Square finally closed its latest round of funding. The valuation, $3.25 billion, was huge, but not the $4 billion+ Square was reportedly looking for. Meanwhile, we've heard that Spotify is likewise finding it difficult to raise yet another round of funding at a multibillion dollar valuation. New York ad...
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Late Stage Investors Are Using The Facebook IPO To Depress The Valuations Of Startups (FB)
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?