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Amazon Announces Cloud Drive In Italy And Spain In Addition To UK, Germany And France

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Amazon introduces Cloud Drive in Italy and Spain following a recent launch in the UK, Germany and France. Cloud Drive is Amazon’s digital locker offering to complete its media offering. As the Kindle Fire is expected to launch in Europe in the coming days, Cloud Drive will allow users to...
Amazon Announces Cloud Drive In Italy And Spain In Addition To UK, Germany And France

Google+ gets full-size photo uploads, low-bandwidth Hangouts and more

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Google hasn't forgotten about Google+, its fledgling social network. In a big year-end update, the search giant has added several new features, including a way to automatically upload full-size photos from an Android phone. Users can enable full-size photo uploads in Google+ settings, by tapping on "Instant Upload," then...
Google+ gets full-size photo uploads, low-bandwidth Hangouts and more
Acer's Iconia W510: a $499 Windows 8 tablet with optional dock
SpiderOak takes on Amazon S3 in archival storage
AT&T introduces new $100 phone trade-in program

Dell's $1,549 Ubuntu-based XPS 13 goes on sale, $50 more than Windows variant

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What once was just an internal skunkworks project, Dell's Project Sputnik has taken off with the release of the XPS 13 Developer Edition. The thin and light darling of the Ultrabook crowd is now shipping with a Precise Pangolin Ubuntu build pre-installed, along with feature-complete drivers that ensure maximum...
Dell's $1,549 Ubuntu-based XPS 13 goes on sale, $50 more than Windows variant

Google triples free storage to 15GB

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Google said it is increasing the amount of free storage for users of its Google Drive cloud storage service to 15 GB....
Google triples free storage to 15GB

The morning lowdown 4-17-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Online TV site Hulu adds original programming (NYT) Google Drive detailed: 5 GB for free, launching next week for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS (The Next Web) Content payment system Piano takes more funding to go global (paidContent) Court tosses...
The morning lowdown 4-17-12

It Costs More To Make A Nokia Lumia 900 Than An iPhone 4S (NOK, MSFT)

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According to a teardown analysis of the Nokia Lumia 900 by the research firm iSuppli, it costs $217 in parts and labor to make each unit. All Things D received an early release of the report this morning. The Lumia 900 retails for $450 without carrier subsidies. (You can buy...
It Costs More To Make A Nokia Lumia 900 Than An iPhone 4S (NOK, MSFT)

Even Without The iPhone, T-Mobile Just Made Customers An Offer That's Tough To Refuse

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T-Mobile announced this morning that it will allow unlimited use of 4G data plans without overage charges or speed throttling. The carrier has always offered unlimited data plans, but would slow down the connection of the heaviest users once they used a certain amount of data each month. Now T-Mobile...
Even Without The iPhone, T-Mobile Just Made Customers An Offer That's Tough To Refuse

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited For Microsoft's Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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Steve Ballmer announced Microsoft's first tablet, the Surface, this summer. It's expected to launch along with Windows 8, the next operating system for PCs, on October 26. Now the tech world is bubbling with all kinds of speculation and excitement at what the future might hold as Microsoft enters the...
7 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited For Microsoft's Surface Tablet (MSFT)

A Mac-user's take on transitioning to Windows 8

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Yesterday the FedEx Santa Claus dropped off a new Toshiba laptop at my door. It’s a capable machine, with a Core i5 processor and 6 GB of RAM. It’s on loan to me for testing purposes, and I thought I’d see how it will do with Windows 8, as anyone...
A Mac-user's take on transitioning to Windows 8

Android this week: HTC One arrives; TweetDeck gone soon; Galaxy Note 8.0 impresses

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The big HTC One launch date came and went this week, with two carriers selling the phone in stores on Friday. The Android handset is HTC’s flagship phone that has much riding on its success: HTC is hoping this hero can turn the tide of falling sales and revenue over...
Android this week: HTC One arrives; TweetDeck gone soon; Galaxy Note 8.0 impresses

App.net to launch file storage API so you can host your own photos

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Needless to say, photo ownership is a sticky topic. Just ask all the people who left Instagram in December over Instagram’s terms of service and the question of photo ownership and rights. So not surprisingly, one of the biggest champions of personal data ownership and paid services when it comes...
App.net to launch file storage API so you can host your own photos

China Telecom To Get iPhone In March

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Apple may have seen $13 billion in sales in China last year, but apparently those numbers could have been higher if they’d had a bit more faith. The iPhone sold in huge quantities in the markets served by China Unicom, which since October of 2009 has been the only carrier...
China Telecom To Get iPhone In March
Time Warner learns from mistakes, reintroduces optional usage-based billing

Microsoft slashes prices on Windows 8 hybrids and tablets

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Now's a good time to buy a Windows 8 tablet or hybrid for cheap, with Microsoft slashing prices on several PCs in its online store. The Microsoft Store's reduced prices apply to standalone tablets, hybrid PCs with detachable keyboards, and convertibles with built-in keyboards. And these are full Windows...
Microsoft slashes prices on Windows 8 hybrids and tablets
Samsung adds yet another screen size with Galaxy Player 5.8

Cricket to Start Offering Prepaid iPhone - $55 for 'Unlimited' Talk, Text and Data (With Throttling)

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Leap-owned Cricket wireless has announced that they'll be the first carrier in the country to offer the iPhone as a prepaid device. Starting Friday, June 22, the company says they'll offer the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 with their $55 per-month, all-inclusive "unlimited" talk, text and data plan. By "unlimited"...
Cricket to Start Offering Prepaid iPhone - $55 for 'Unlimited' Talk, Text and Data (With Throttling)

What's Going to Sell Windows RT Tablets? Features, Not Price, Say Hardware Partners

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Microsoft's first Surface tablet with Windows RT has been released at a price that's substantially higher than competing Android tablets, so Microsoft's hardware partners have decided to ... sell it for more? Both Asus' VivoTab RT and Dell's XPS 10 will be priced equal to or higher than the Surface with...
What's Going to Sell Windows RT Tablets? Features, Not Price, Say Hardware Partners

Twitter Competitor App.net Launches File-Hosting Feature

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App.net, the paid social website that aims to take on Twitter, released its file application programming interface on Monday, allowing users of the service to host up to 10 GB of file storage on their App.net account. Users can host files like photos or videos without “siloing” them in a...
Twitter Competitor App.net Launches File-Hosting Feature

Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro: $899 in January

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Now that Microsoft’s Surface with Windows RT has launched, the company is sharing details about the more powerful tablet known as Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro. The device, available in January 2013, will cost $899 for a 64 GB model while doubling the internal storage adds another $100. Optional...
Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro: $899 in January

Western Digital's 5mm hybrid drives pave way for slimmer Ultrabooks

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The hybrid drives have a capacity of 500 GB, and use "tiered storage" to try to mimic the performance of solid state drives....
Western Digital's 5mm hybrid drives pave way for slimmer Ultrabooks

In A Blow To Google Music, Samsung Buys Streaming Music Service mSpot

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Samsung just announced the purchase of mSpot, a streaming music that lets you upload your music to the cloud and stream it to your smartphone or tablet. It's a very similar experience to Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player. mSpot gives you 5 GB of free storage, but you can...
In A Blow To Google Music, Samsung Buys Streaming Music Service mSpot

Rumor: quad Exynos chips, 32 GB limit for new Galaxy S III

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With the official announcement of Samsung's Galaxy S III drawing nearer, rumors and speculation abound. Now, BGR claims information on the device's specifications and capabilities, as well as the marketing push that may accompany its launch.......
Rumor: quad Exynos chips, 32 GB limit for new Galaxy S III

Rumors: Sprint plans to offer TEP coverage for iPhone; Verizon leak hints at shared data plans

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Sprint plans to offer its Total Equipment Protection coverage for the iPhone. SprintFeed received a tip that iPhone users who decided against AppleCare+ may have a second option through the carrier’s alternative insurance program. Sprint device owners can now pay an $8 monthly premium for TEP insurance that covers...
Rumors: Sprint plans to offer TEP coverage for iPhone; Verizon leak hints at shared data plans

Yandex Tempts Samsung Ultrabook Buyers With 250 GB Of Storage Space

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Russian search company Yandex is distinctly Googley in its hosting of a disparate array of digital services. Its latest play is cloud storage space, which it is promoting with a little help from Samsung. Starting today, Yandex will offer 250 GB of free space on its fledgling cloud storage service...
Yandex Tempts Samsung Ultrabook Buyers With 250 GB Of Storage Space

Weekend listening: 128 GB iPad? Kickstarter and Creativity and no a-holes

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In case you missed any of our thrilling podcasts this week, this is your chance to catch up! There’s something here for everyone: Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen talks about creativity and crowdfunding. (download) Kevin Tofel answers your questions about gadgets. For instance, who should get a 128 GB iPad? (download)...
Weekend listening: 128 GB iPad? Kickstarter and Creativity and no a-holes
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