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Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

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Verizon Communications is preparing a $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone Group, reports Reuters. Verizon’s board is expected to discuss the potential buyout next week ahead of its annual shareholder meeting. Verizon Communications and UK-based Vodafone formed Verizon Wireless as a...
Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

Huawei Implicated in Effort to Sell HP Servers to Iranian Mobile Carrier: Report

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Despite trade sanctions, a close partner of Huawei Technologies tried to sell Hewlett-Packard computer servers to the largest mobile operator in Iran in 2010, according to a new report from Reuters based on proposal documents. However, it’s unclear why the deal did not come to fruition, and it appears none...
Huawei Implicated in Effort to Sell HP Servers to Iranian Mobile Carrier: Report
Non-profit ISP focused on privacy raises over $43,000 in one day

Voxx combining broadcast TV with Roku in Q4 2013, working with RCA and Terk

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Roku may have lots of streaming content as is, but that doesn't always compare with what's on broadcast television. Voxx Accessories (formerly Audiovox) sees this problem too, but rather than just pointing it out idly (like us!), the accessory maker claims it has a fix. That solution includes an...
Voxx combining broadcast TV with Roku in Q4 2013, working with RCA and Terk
Google Glass minus glass: Dekko makes the world your OS
Square Enix’s Mike Fischer says Activision was “crazy” to abandon True Crime: Hong Kong (interview)

Guess When These 20 Sci-Fi Technologies Are Coming To Your Phone Or PC (IBM)

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IBM researchers are exploring new inventions and trends that will change every aspect of your life--everything from your health to your commute. They just released their annual "Five in Five" year-end predictions, in which they name five crazy-sounding technologies that will be ordinary in five years. The predictions they made in...
Guess When These 20 Sci-Fi Technologies Are Coming To Your Phone Or PC (IBM)
Display Analysts See Retina iPad Mini Updates Coming in 3Q 2013 and 1Q 2014

Internal Flash plugin integration hits Google Chrome

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Filed under: Google, Browsers What started off as musings about the possible arrival of internal plug-ins in Google Chrome has already come to fruition. Both Adobe and Google have officially announced that the non-NPAPI plug-in version of Flash is ready for us to test in the latest developer channel build...
Internal Flash plugin integration hits Google Chrome
Meet Some Hackers And Their Promising Projects At The Disrupt NY Hackathon

This ‘VIP Fridge Magnet’ lets you order pizza at the push of a button

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We’ve all heard about ubiquitous computing, right? And what about the Internet of Things? The notion that everyday objects will one day be ‘connected’ and perhaps even talk to each other is not a new concept, indeed we’re already seeing this come to fruition. But what about refrigerators? Yes, fridges...
This ‘VIP Fridge Magnet’ lets you order pizza at the push of a button

If Apple could replace our eyeballs with a retina display, it would be called ‘iBalls’

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There’s no doubt about it, Apple is an amazing company when it comes to marketing its products. The two new Siri TV ads are a perfect example of how the company can show the human side of otherwise hard-to-understand technology. One of our favorite sites to read is Scoopertino, which...
If Apple could replace our eyeballs with a retina display, it would be called ‘iBalls’
Several old iPhone and iPad prototype designs surface: take a look at the iOS devices that could have been

Daily Report: A Global Jukebox Goes Digital

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The global jukebox envisioned by Alan Lomax, the folklorist and ethnomusicologist, is finally coming to fruition. His recordings have been digitized and will appear online soon....
Daily Report: A Global Jukebox Goes Digital

Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations

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Filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek) and game creator Gabe Newell (Half-Life, Portal) just announced they'll be working together on creating movies and games, via their respective companies, Bad Robot Productions and Valve Software. "We sort of reached the point where we decided that we needed to do more...
Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations

DARPA shows off cheap, adaptable, resilient robot hand that can take a beating

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After more than three years of development, it seems DARPA's ARM program is finally coming to fruition. The ARM (Autonomous Robotic Manipulation) program was created in 2010 with the purpose of creating robust, low-cost, multi-fingered, and dexterous robotic arms to replace current robot arms, which generally take the form of...
DARPA shows off cheap, adaptable, resilient robot hand that can take a beating

Uber May Soon Be Moving Packages As Well As People

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Uber is mobile app that lets people hail nearby black cars and hybrid vehicles for rides in real time. Right now, it only moves people from Point A to Point B. Next, it may move their packages. We've been told that Uber is looking to expand as a delivery service....
Uber May Soon Be Moving Packages As Well As People

I’ve Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey

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Editor’s Note: Sales Marketing Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. Two of my favorite things are shoes and tech. That a site exists which combines...
I’ve Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey

Always Be Closing: Ink the Deal and Do It Quickly

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Just because you've been in talks doesn't mean the deal is done. Entrepreneurs need to remain diligent about timelines in order to ensure that the deals they've set in motion actually come to fruition. If you're negotiating a term sheet, building a partnership or on the verge of an acquisition,...
Always Be Closing: Ink the Deal and Do It Quickly

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 One-Ups Windows and Mac, Shuttleworth Says

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The fruition of three years' labor, 'Precise Pangolin' offers significant desktop innovation, according to Canonical's founder....
Ubuntu Linux 12.04 One-Ups Windows and Mac, Shuttleworth Says

9 Things We Want Out Of Our iPad Mini (AAPL)

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Apple is universally expected to announce an iPad Mini. The actual event will either confirm or crush loads of speculation. Here are nine things we'd like to see out of the device tomorrow, along with how likely we think each item will actually come to fruition.Cheap price tag There is some...
9 Things We Want Out Of Our iPad Mini (AAPL)

Samsung files patent for auto-generating life diary, Mayans didn't see it coming

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If the minutiae of people's lives crowd your feeds and drives you to frustration, you really won't be wanting this Samsung patent application to be approved. The USPTO filing outlines a process for creating a "life diary" by collecting all manner of information about your daily routine from your...
Samsung files patent for auto-generating life diary, Mayans didn't see it coming

Mozilla plans war on fragmentation, reveals unified UI design for Windows 8 and mobile devices

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Mozilla has shown off ideas for future versions of Firefox as it becomes less of a traditional browser and more of a "soft, friendly, human" ecosystem. Slides released on the web hint at a new desktop environ with a simplified menu, cleaner download interface, and a more functional startpage...
Mozilla plans war on fragmentation, reveals unified UI design for Windows 8 and mobile devices
The troubled history behind Diaspora, the $200,000 'Facebook killer' launched on Kickstarter
Latest Sonic game can be played across Xbox and Windows Phone

New OS X 10.8 beta adds Twitter notifications, contact access requests, iCloud Safari tabs, more

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Earlier today, Apple seeded their second developer preview of the upcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion release. As Apple noted when introducing the new OS X software product earlier this year, the new version is all about bringing iOS 5 features to the Mac. This includes popular iOS features like...
New OS X 10.8 beta adds Twitter notifications, contact access requests, iCloud Safari tabs, more

Pirate Bay Founders File Appeals With Human Rights Court

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Over the years there have been dozens of announcements coming out of The Pirate Bay, often foretelling the arrival of some crazy scheme or thought-provoking plan to move the site and sharing culture forward. While many haven’t come to fruition due to outside influences such as wild parties, one thing...
Pirate Bay Founders File Appeals With Human Rights Court

Gigabyte City back on track: Google ready to ‘lay fiber’ in KCK

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Google announced last spring that Kansas City, Kan., landed the search engine’s super-speed Internet project, but disputed details within the original agreement created a troublesome 10-month delay. However, it now seems KCK is finally fiber-ready. Google claimed it would begin KCK customer signups for the service in the fourth quarter of 2011,...
Gigabyte City back on track: Google ready to ‘lay fiber’ in KCK

ZTE phone for Sprint clears FCC, shows signs it's the Vital

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We're starting to get a pretty clear picture of the smartphones that Sprint has in its pipeline, which include an LG Optimus F3, a new Windows Phone from HTC, the Moto X, the Kyocera Hydro Edge and the Sprint-branded Vital. In a buildup to the debut of the latter,...
ZTE phone for Sprint clears FCC, shows signs it's the Vital
Everspin launches new non-volatile magnetic RAM that's 500 times faster than NAND flash
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