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Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay, It’s Only 90 MB

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Last month The Pirate Bay announced that it will stop hosting torrents in the very near future. This change is expected to go into effect before the end of the month. From then on, Pirate Bay users can only download files through magnet links. The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak...
Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay, It’s Only 90 MB

Americans spend 33 hours a week watching TV, and broadband sees streaming gain ground

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According to Nielsen’s latest cross-platform video report, Americans now spend more than 33 hours each week watching video across all screens, but how they’re consuming this visual content – be it traditional TV or online – is changing. The report indicates that 75.3% of Americans are now paying for broadband...
Americans spend 33 hours a week watching TV, and broadband sees streaming gain ground

RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

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Research In Motion executivess took the stage during BlackBerry DevCon Europe on Tuesday to clear up a few facts about the company’s success with its BlackBerry App World marketplace. RIM’s new CEO Thorsten Heins said BlackBerry App World is now home to more than 60,000 applications, which is a...
RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

Sony's final 2011 report shows a record net loss, optimism for 2012

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After a slew of bad news and drastically restated projections, Sony has reported the numbers for its full 2011 financial year and as expected, they're not good. The company experienced a record net loss of 456.7 billion yen ($5.73 billion) and an operating loss of 67.3 billion yen. The...
Sony's final 2011 report shows a record net loss, optimism for 2012
How Do You Break the Olympics Website? Throw a Cloud at It

eHarmony confirms its members' passwords were posted online, too

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Online dating site eHarmony has confirmed that a massive list of passwords posted online included those used by its members. "After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected," company officials said in a blog post published Wednesday evening....
eHarmony confirms its members' passwords were posted online, too

All That Cash: On Apple, Twitter And The New Bit Factories

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Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Amit Runchal, who blogs at Interactioned. The speculation of what Apple is going to do with all their cash has long been a favorite topic in the tech and financial press. But the thinking along those lines is often akin to the...
All That Cash: On Apple, Twitter And The New Bit Factories

To avoid an IPO, Twitter makes its top employees keep 80% of their stock

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A stock restriction enforced by social giant Twitter, which stops employees from selling more than 20% of their stock, reportedly became the catalyst for some of its more high-profile resignations, CNNMoney has revealed. According to the report, the rule has been in place for more than a year but was...
To avoid an IPO, Twitter makes its top employees keep 80% of their stock

GE turns butterfly-inspired tech into cheap, accurate thermal sensors (video)

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When last we heard from GE and its Morpho-butterfly inspired sensors, all the talk was about detecting chemicals. And, with $6.3 million in funding coming from DARPA, we're not surprised. In the latest issue of Nature Photonics, however, the company's researchers show that the wing-like structures are just as...
GE turns butterfly-inspired tech into cheap, accurate thermal sensors (video)
iFixit tears down the new MacBook Pro’s Retina display, an “engineering marvel”

Remember Friends Reunited? Here’s the video it hopes will bring you back

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Earlier this week, the mainstream press in the UK was filled with coverage of the impending relaunch of Friends Reunited. Now the site has released a video that shows a bit more about how it’s pitching its new direction. Huge in the UK in the early-to-mid part of the last decade,...
Remember Friends Reunited? Here’s the video it hopes will bring you back

Interphase's Penvue interactive display system highlights its strengths (video)

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If you've ever been on the receiving end of "death by PowerPoint," you'll know just how tiresome a passive presentation can be. Interphase hopes its new Penvue (pronounced Pen-View) portable interactive display system can maybe help spice things up a little. The hand-held unit is about the size of...
Interphase's Penvue interactive display system highlights its strengths (video)

Crucial outs v4 SSD for solid-state storage on a budget

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Solid-state drives cost just a fraction of what they did a few years ago, but with prices that can still exceed $1,000, you could hardly label them as cheap. Crucial still aims to put solid-state storage within reach of those on a budget, however, releasing its 2.5-inch v4 drive...
Crucial outs v4 SSD for solid-state storage on a budget

Digia buys Nokia's remaining Qt assets for 'fraction' of purchase price, eyes Windows, iOS, Android

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Nokia's Qt project could be reinvigorated now that it's been bought out in its entirety by Finnish firm Digia, following a partial acquisition last year. Digia is eyeing porting the development platform, used to code applications for Symbian and Meego, to Windows 8 (the PR doesn't mention Windows Phone...
Digia buys Nokia's remaining Qt assets for 'fraction' of purchase price, eyes Windows, iOS, Android

The Nokia Asset Offload Continues: Qt Assets Go To Digia For 'Fraction' Of $150M Nokia Paid For It

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More downsizing and rationalizing from troubled handset maker Nokia. Today, Finnish software company Digia, which bought the Qt commercial licensing operation a year ago, announced that it would buy the remainder of Nokia’s Qt business. Qt is an open source development platform for Android, iOS and Windows 8 environments. The...
The Nokia Asset Offload Continues: Qt Assets Go To Digia For 'Fraction' Of $150M Nokia Paid For It

Studying rapidly evolving user interests

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Twitter is an amazing real-time information dissemination platform. We've seen events of historical importance such as the Arab Spring unfold via Tweets. We even know that Twitter is faster than earthquakes! However, can we more scientifically characterize the real-time nature of Twitter?One way to measure the dynamics of a content...
Studying rapidly evolving user interests

Dating site eHarmony confirms password breach that affected “a small fraction” of its user base

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Online dating site eHarmony has revealed that it too suffered a hack into its password database, after it confirmed that “a small fraction” of its user base has been affected. The company says it is continuing to look into the issue but has taken the precautionary move of resetting the passwords of...
Dating site eHarmony confirms password breach that affected “a small fraction” of its user base
Opinion: EFF should call for the elimination of software patents
AT&T to start testing small, short-range cell sites this year to boost network coverage

Now Twitter Looks Nice Even on Your Crappy Feature Phone

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When we talk about the mobile Web and apps, we're almost always talking about smartphones. Android and iOS and their competitors are getting most of the innovation these days, but it's worth recalling that less than half of American adults currently own a smartphone. Many of the rest of us are still...
Now Twitter Looks Nice Even on Your Crappy Feature Phone

Facebook Is Running Out Of Time To Figure Out Its Mobile Advertising Strategy (FB)

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Facebook users are increasingly abandoning the desktop version of the social network in favor of the mobile version, the company revealed in its latest 10-Q filing. About 102 million users accessed Facebook solely through mobile devices in June, a whopping 23% increase from the number who did so in March,...
Facebook Is Running Out Of Time To Figure Out Its Mobile Advertising Strategy (FB)

Evernote Wants To Be The Automatic, Trusted Place To Store Your Life [Interview]

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Evernote, the multi-platform app that lets you capture notes, audio and images when you are on the go, and then access those mementos wherever you want to next, has carved out a position as one of the more consistently useful services out there for smartphone consumers. The growing number of...
Evernote Wants To Be The Automatic, Trusted Place To Store Your Life [Interview]

Shutting down spammers

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Twitter continues to grow at a record pace -- we now have 140 million active users and more than 340 million Tweets each day. As our reach expands, we become a more attractive target for spammers. While spam is a small fraction of the incredible content you can find on...
Shutting down spammers

Will Facebook adapt to mobile or will mobile adapt to Facebook?

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We all know Facebook needs to become a force in mobile advertising, but just how much of a force? If Facebook were to replicate the success of its desktop ad business on mobile it would account for a healthy chunk of the entire world’s current mobile ad spend. And if...
Will Facebook adapt to mobile or will mobile adapt to Facebook?

PSA: I'm Watch smartwatch series ready to ship, as soon as it confirms the destination

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All things I'm Watch went a bit quiet following the unveiling of its latest series of smartwatches at CES 2012 several months ago. Now there's finally been an update -- we've heard from a kindly reader that the Italian manufacturer is now ready to deliver on its preorders, requesting...
PSA: I'm Watch smartwatch series ready to ship, as soon as it confirms the destination
Y Combinator’s Harj Taggar On Bad Pitches, Learning To Code, And The Power Of Hacker News [TCTV]

Lady Gaga Launches Pinterest for Little Monsters

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(ladygaga.tumblr.com) Lady Gaga's social network, LittleMonsters.com, is in beta, though we're not sure why. The Gaga-themed Pinterest-like site, in production for more than a year, is black and white and red all over. Users become "fans" of each other and bookmark posts as "inspired." It's so Pinterest-y that some bloggers...
Lady Gaga Launches Pinterest for Little Monsters

Why you should have comments, even when they are bad

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If you spend long enough reading blogs — or even newspapers, for that matter — you will eventually come across an essay about how a site is struggling with the question of whether to allow comments, or has decided to shut them down. The latest example of this genre...
Why you should have comments, even when they are bad

The Best Microsoft Office Alternative You've Never Heard Of

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Tired of paying a small fortune for Microsoft licenses? Kingsoft Office Suite delivers robust word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations for a fraction of the cost....
The Best Microsoft Office Alternative You've Never Heard Of

New iPad Uses Retina Graphics When Running iPhone Apps

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When the iPad was first introduced there weren't many iPad-specific apps yet available. As a solution, Apple allowed apps designed for the iPhone's smaller screen to run on the iPad in a form of emulation. The apps could be run as if they were on the iPhone, using only a...
New iPad Uses Retina Graphics When Running iPhone Apps
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