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Engadget's back to school guide 2012: fun stuff!

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Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. The good news? We're on to the fun stuff, the gear that...
Engadget's back to school guide 2012: fun stuff!

5 stories to read before you sleep

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If you are like me, you don’t have enough time during the day to read all the good/fun stuff that is published during the day. Don’t worry, I just found some cool stuff for you to enjoy before you turn those lights off. The Atlantic: How the power of positive...
5 stories to read before you sleep

BlackBerry Balance: A New BlackBerry 10 Feature For Perpetually Connected Consumers

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Guest author Sarah Rotman Epps is a Senior Analyst at Forrester Research. One of the most delightful product features I saw at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month came from an unexpected source: the new BlackBerry 10 operating system from Research In Motion (RIM). While RIM...
BlackBerry Balance: A New BlackBerry 10 Feature For Perpetually Connected Consumers

Engadget's back to school guide 2012

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Welcome to Engadget's back to school hub for 2012! With the payment plan locked in for tuition and fees, you're now free to spend on the fun stuff, and we're here to help! Throughout August, we'll be posting three guides each week, covering all of the categories you see...
Engadget's back to school guide 2012

Big numbers: Square set for $100+ million in revenue this year

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It’s always critical to look behind the bright shiny figure. Today, Square announced that it is processing payments right now at a rate of some $4,000,000,000 per year, or $109,58,904 per day. While that figure is impressive, it’s perhaps even more astounding that Square has doubled its payment processing rate...
Big numbers: Square set for $100+ million in revenue this year

Engadget's $50,000 back to school sweepstakes: just 24 hours to go!

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Have you entered our back to school giveaway yet? If you've already commented on each of 15 eligible posts, you're all set -- you can only vote once on each article (15 times in all), so hang in there and wait for us to randomly select the winners. The...
Engadget's $50,000 back to school sweepstakes: just 24 hours to go!

Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'

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Earlier this year, the JOBS Act passed Congress with widespread bipartisan support, and was signed into law by the President. There were a few different pieces involved, but one that got plenty of attention was the opening up of crowdfunding for equity (i.e., owning actual shares in a company). In...
Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'
Welcome To The TechCrunch Gadgets 2012 Gift Guide

After Starting with a Bang, Apple vs. Samsung Now Just As Boring as Other Patent Cases

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The problem with patent cases, is sooner or later you find yourself talking about patents. And, unfortunately for those not in the caffeine-selling business, the Apple vs. Samsung case has hit that point. The case started out with all kinds of fun stuff, such as Apple executives showing early iPhone...
After Starting with a Bang, Apple vs. Samsung Now Just As Boring as Other Patent Cases
Why your 8-year-old should be coding

Mozilla Working on 'Junior' Web Browser for iPad

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Back in mid-2010, Mozilla released Firefox Home, an iOS app designed to sync users' Firefox histories, bookmarks, and open tabs from their desktops to their iOS devices. Several months later, Mozilla acknowledged that it had no plans to bring a full-fledged Firefox browser to iOS, due in part to "technical...
Mozilla Working on 'Junior' Web Browser for iPad

Jolla appoints Tomi Pienimäki as new CEO, Marc Dillon becomes Head of Software Development

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As Jolla gears up for the imminent unveiling of its first smartphone packing the MeeGo-inspired Sailfish OS during the second quarter, there's been another shake-up at the highest level of the company. Marc Dillion will no longer be the CEO as of May 6th, with a man by the...
Jolla appoints Tomi Pienimäki as new CEO, Marc Dillon becomes Head of Software Development

What It's Like Taking Your Company Public (BCOV)

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In the last two years, the IPO market for tech companies has warmed up. LinkedIn, Pandora, Demand Media, Yelp, Brightcove, and many others have hit the public markets. Since it's a new world out there for today's tech companies, we asked Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire about the process. The...
What It's Like Taking Your Company Public (BCOV)

Use IFTTT's custom ESPN trigger channel to keep up with the Olympics

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Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of cool web tools and APIs that allow users to do all kinds of neat stuff. Unfortunately, many of those tools exist in their own silos, unable to be connected in ways that their creators don’t approve of or haven’t...
Use IFTTT's custom ESPN trigger channel to keep up with the Olympics

We just joined the 10,000 club on Facebook

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We’ve been hard at work building GeekWire over the past 16 months, striving to bring you top-notch technology news and fun community events. It hasn’t been easy running a 24-7 news operation with just three of us, but we love what we do and we’re humbled that so many of...
We just joined the 10,000 club on Facebook

Condo or house? HGTV's House Hunters digs into dilemma of Internet exec

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Mark Michael and his wife, Ashley, on the latest episode of House Hunters EVO Media Group co-founder and president Mark Michael made his reality TV debut this week, appearing alongside his wife (and cat Jack) on the latest episode of HGTV’s House Hunters. So, how did the Internet exec fare?...
Condo or house? HGTV's House Hunters digs into dilemma of Internet exec

Read the grueling jury verdict test that Apple v. Samsung jurors must complete

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Jury deliberations for the much-reported Apple vs. Samsung trial are set to begin this week, and both companies want the nine jurors to complete an intricate exam to determine if a patent was infringed. As The Wall Street Journal first noted, each side created an elaborate worksheet with dozens of multi-part questions:...
Read the grueling jury verdict test that Apple v. Samsung jurors must complete
Apple and Samsung US phone and tablet sales revealed: Apple averaged $560/iPad and $590/iPhone in revenue

Matthew Inman Takes Photos Of $211,223 In Cash To Send To FunnyJunk & Charles Carreon

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Charles Carreon dropped his highly questionable case against Matthew Inman, IndieGoGo, the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Fund last week. It was pretty clear he was going to lose (and in a big, bad way). However, he claimed "victory" because, to avoid further complications, Inman made sure that...
Matthew Inman Takes Photos Of $211,223 In Cash To Send To FunnyJunk & Charles Carreon
Metro not all games: Microsoft shows off Dynamics ERP and CRM concepts for Windows 8

Dell Strategically Reminding Everyone How Horrible It Is

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Cross-posted from There's been a lot of fun stuff in the news about Dell recently, in the run-up to tomorrow's end of the go-shop period on its LBO by Silver Lake and CEO Michael Dell. The Journal today kind of explained why: People working on potential challenges to the...
Dell Strategically Reminding Everyone How Horrible It Is

Poll: Did Samsung rip off Apple's designs?

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Did Samsung rip off Apple’s designs? The Apple (AAPL) vs. Samsung (005930) tech trial of the century kicked off on Monday, and a lot of people seem to already be sick of it. Maybe it’s the fact that these two electronics giants have been at each other’s throats for what seems like an...
Poll: Did Samsung rip off Apple's designs?
Hands on with Sharp's unreal 32-inch 4K IGZO 'retina display' as well as 8K and bendable displays

There's just four days left to enter our back to school sweepstakes with nearly $50,000 in prizes!

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During the month of August, we published 14 back to school guides, covering product categories ranging from cameras and printers, to smartphones and ultraportables. With each post, we offered a selection of gadget must-haves, but we also gave you an opportunity to enter our massive back to school giveaway,...
There's just four days left to enter our back to school sweepstakes with nearly $50,000 in prizes!

The Dealmaster asks: Is 55 inches enough for your TV?

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A good Tuesday morning to you, Arsians! If you didn't get a chance to pick up a giant TV last time, don't despair: for $650, you can have a 55-inch 1080p LCD TV, with built-in Wi-Fi for streaming Netflix and other Internet content. Why futz with an external box...
The Dealmaster asks: Is 55 inches enough for your TV?

Patent Trolls Target 3D Printing, Seek to Limit Our Ability to Print Skin

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Fig. 1 from patent no. 8,286,236 Apparently the advent of 3D printing technology is scary enough that before we’re even able to print out a new pair of shoes, patent trolls Intellectual Ventures have secured a patentthat might prevent the use of 3D printing technology for making really fun stuff,...
Patent Trolls Target 3D Printing, Seek to Limit Our Ability to Print Skin
Apple and Samsung US phone and tablet sales revealed: Samsung's best seller was prepaid Prevail

8 years in the making: Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa Source is here

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The Source-engine based remake of the original Half-Life has finally arrived. Black Mesa Source began development in 2004 as a fan-made reworking of the original classic by Valve Software and had been dubbed vaporware many times over the course of its life. Now, anyone with a PC and a copy...
8 years in the making: Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa Source is here

How Is Anonymous Going After French Co. Trying To Trademark Its Logo? Let Us Count The Ways

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No, seriously, you should expect this. Earlier we learned a French retailer, E-Flicker, has sought to register both Anonymous’s well-known question-mark/empty suit logo and the activist collective’s tagline, “We are anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.” Anonymous responded with the video below...
How Is Anonymous Going After French Co. Trying To Trademark Its Logo? Let Us Count The Ways
OneID develops ring of strategic partnerships to keep identities top secret
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