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HTC reveals Central Europe release date, pricing for One X, One S and One V

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HTC's One series inches closer to expectant customers, with Central Europe apparently set to get the device next Monday. According to The Unwired, shoppers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will all be able to pick up any device from HTC's 2012 catalogue, including the quad-cored One X (€599, around...
HTC reveals Central Europe release date, pricing for One X, One S and One V
Twitter’s Hashtag Pages Could Be The New AOL Keywords — But Better

MetroPCS and T-Mobile want Dish to give up half of its wireless spectrum, worry about AT&T and Verizon swooping in

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Dish Network might not start up its LTE-based 4G network until as late as 2016, but that hasn't stopped MetroPCS and T-Mobile from jointly telling the FCC that the would-be carrier needs to make some concessions for small carriers to rest easy. Both of the complaints have a common...
MetroPCS and T-Mobile want Dish to give up half of its wireless spectrum, worry about AT&T and Verizon swooping in

Developers ask why Path is grabbing names, numbers and emails from user’s phones

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A brief post from Arun Thampi, an iOS developer based in Singapore, has sparked an outcry among Path users. Thampi was poking around the Path API for a hackathon when he stumbled on request which sent his entire contact list including names, emails and phone numbers to Path. “Now I...
Developers ask why Path is grabbing names, numbers and emails from user’s phones

Netflix for iOS updated with a new player UI, support for alternate language audio

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There's still no word available on HD video streaming, but Netflix has just released version 2.2 of its app for iPhones and iPads. While the front end got tablet friendly in December and received a Retina Display makeover in March, this version brings a new player UI to all...
Netflix for iOS updated with a new player UI, support for alternate language audio

Another Ofcom report on LTE for the UK: auction 'planned' within five months, rolling out mid-2013

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The long wait for LTE in the UK has already brought new levels of cynicism to a once earnest and optimistic nation, but now, finally, Ofcom has set itself a deadline for auctioning off the prized 4G spectrum to telecoms companies. In a major report published today, it declared...
Another Ofcom report on LTE for the UK: auction 'planned' within five months, rolling out mid-2013

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

Fujitsu Laboratories wants to take your mobile's 2D videos to another dimension

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Fujitsu Laboratories has developed technology that will let any phone grab pictures and video with some of that third-dimension spice. Using a small attachment with cleverly positioned mirrors, the widget sits atop your phone's plain old 2D camera and breaks the incoming image into two. Once the data has...
Fujitsu Laboratories wants to take your mobile's 2D videos to another dimension

Bieberized: Justin Bieber joins social video sharing app Viddy

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There’s no doubt about it, celebrities drive interest and usage on the web. One of the biggest celebrities on Twitter, Justin Bieber, has joined another hot service: Viddy. Whether you’re a Bieber fan or not, you have to respect the fact that someone with the size and type of following...
Bieberized: Justin Bieber joins social video sharing app Viddy

Use Internet Explorer 9? You need this update, stat

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Just over 8.5% of TNW readers, which amounts to a whole pile of traffic, use Internet Explorer on their normal computers (non-mobile), so this post is for them. If you use Internet Explorer (and we presume that that means you are on version 9, the good one), you need to...
Use Internet Explorer 9? You need this update, stat

LinkedIn acquires SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock

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Professional social networking site LinkedIn is reportedly set to acquire SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock according to a release from LinkedIn: “LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with 161 million members worldwide, today announced it agreed to acquire SlideShare, a leading professional content...
LinkedIn acquires SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock

AT&T buys Nextwave in spectrum grab

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AT&T will get two different bands of spectrum to help augment cellular coverage down the line. [Read more]...
AT&T buys Nextwave in spectrum grab

Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)

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Game of ThronesHBO's hottest new series is back with a new season, and there should be plenty of action in all forms coming along with it. Whether it's through betrayal, all out warfare or political intrigue everyone is making a grab for power in the land of Westeros and...
Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)

Why were Windows Phone users left out of Foursquare’s latest update?

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In case you missed it, foursquare completely ripped apart and revamped its app for iOS and Android to make exploring and discovery easier. They’ve hit the mark as far as I’m concerned, and users seem to be pretty happy about the massive upgrade. Not all users, though. In all of...
Why were Windows Phone users left out of Foursquare’s latest update?

OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy

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OkCupid is a free dating website that attracts thousands of new users daily to answer questions ranging from “Do you believe in God?” to “Would you sleep with someone on the first date?” The answers are presumably used to match users with potential mates. There's just one problem: They're not secure. A...
OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy

Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue

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We've talked many times about how legacy industries and organizations seek to protect against competition they don't like. One example we've mentioned a few times involves taxi companies and bus companies trying to shut down upstarts such as ride-sharing/carpooling services as being "unlicensed" transportation offerings. What they really mean, of...
Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue

Wireless carriers' revenue grab: How you're paying for the machines

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Wireless carriers’ never-ending effort to preserve ARPU (average revenue per user) may begin to hurt. Will there be a pushback as consumers and business have to offset less profitable M2M connections....
Wireless carriers' revenue grab: How you're paying for the machines

Cudo Blames Vendor For Pirated E-Book Deal, Grosses $230k

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Cudo, the Microsoft-backed Australian daily deal site that offered a $99 Chinese e-reader bundled with a CD of pirated e-books (Stephen King, J.K. Rowling), is now blaming the e-reader merchant for the mistake and says it will be sending buyers a different e-reader. Cudo told me it sold 2,317...
Cudo Blames Vendor For Pirated E-Book Deal, Grosses $230k

Top-Level Domain Name Grab: ICANN Reveals Results

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ICANN reveals its list of applications for top-level domain names such as .blog and .windows....
Top-Level Domain Name Grab: ICANN Reveals Results

Another tethering app for iOS, ‘iRandomizer Numbers’, sneaks onto the App Store

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Once every few weeks a new app hits Apple’s app store that has a very hidden, yet very sought after feature, tethering. We reported on one just a few weeks ago, called QuasiDisk, which has since been taken down by Apple. Another app called “PayUpSucker” also saw a similar fate....
Another tethering app for iOS, ‘iRandomizer Numbers’, sneaks onto the App Store

Fork over your Facebook log-on or you don't get hired. What?

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Anecdotal evidence isn't proof of widespread behavior, but reports that some companies want job applicants to turn over Facebook passwords are going to spark a political grab-fest. [Read more]...
Fork over your Facebook log-on or you don't get hired. What?
Facebook buys Glancee, another app to beef up its mobile side

Porn site Digital Playground hacked, hackers say “too enticing to resist”

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Yet another porn site was hacked this week, losing 73,000 e-mail addresses, user names, and passwords, and some 40,000 plain-text credit card numbers, including CCV numbers and expiration dates, according to SC Magazine. This comes just over two weeks after YouPorn, a popular adult-video site, suffered an information-grab at...
Porn site Digital Playground hacked, hackers say “too enticing to resist”

Nexus 7 screen irks users - but Google customer service annoys

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Flaws with Asus-built touchscreen affecting a number of people, though no detail available about what proportion. Problems on accessing Google's customer service have frustrated othersComplaints are multiplying online about quality issues with the new Google Nexus 7 tablet, with a number of people complaining about "loose screens" which bleed light...
Nexus 7 screen irks users - but Google customer service annoys

Measuring the tech world in 'Kardashians'

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Can anything in tech grab the amount of attention commanded by the famous-for-being-famous family? CNET investigates. [Read more]...
Measuring the tech world in 'Kardashians'
Good Deal: big-name iOS apps and games on sale for Memorial Day weekend

Bargain: Road Inc. iPad app is 99 cents for 2 days

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If you're a classic-car enthusiast and own an iPad, grab Road Inc. while it's on sale for 99 cents. [Read more]...
Bargain: Road Inc. iPad app is 99 cents for 2 days
Social curation site Lockerz pushes commerce, announces low-price guarantee (exclusive)

3it3ot: A dancing NXT robot

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Mindstorms maniac NeXTSTORM created this awe-inspiring "club dance robot" named 3it3ot. 3it3ot's main body is based on my previous robot named TubeIt. In 3it3ot's body you'll find one NXT brick, one NXT motor (moves the head up/down), one touch sensor (to detect head's position), one HiTechnic IR-Link and one...
3it3ot: A dancing NXT robot

Feds threaten eminent domain grab on Vermont farm

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Feds threaten eminent domain grab on Vermont farm
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