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Google's Star Trek Computer Now Available To iPhone & iPad Users

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The new version of Google's Search app for iOS is available in the App Store, and it's a good thing, too. This app now offers Google's version of the Star Trek computer.  Just speak a question in natural language, and Google will reply immediately with the answer. Google submitted this...
Google's Star Trek Computer Now Available To iPhone & iPad Users

Buried alive: the premature obituaries

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Geoge Soros may have been surprised to read the report of his death, but he joins a proud tradition of people erroneously killed off by the mediaObituaries departments have to be careful with their trigger fingers. They all carry large numbers of stock obits - invariably called "the morgue" (or,...
Buried alive: the premature obituaries

Xbox One will have a slot-loading Blu-ray drive to go with its 500GB HDD

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Microsoft has confirmed what many saw as inevitable: the Xbox will have a Blu-ray drive. The company just announced the victor in the drive wars will be installed as a slot-loading front unit in each of the new units to provide entertainment and gaming input along with a 500GB...
Xbox One will have a slot-loading Blu-ray drive to go with its 500GB HDD

Worst ideas of 2012: thinking you're above tax

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How Jimmy Carr, Starbucks and the rest reminded us you can be filthy rich yet morally bankruptYou can hardly blame rich people for trying. Before 2012, every year was a good year for not paying your tax - it was easy, it was legal and someone else did most of the...
Worst ideas of 2012: thinking you're above tax

Google responds to Facebook Home with hugs and kisses

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale So what does Google think of Facebook Home? While the social network’s new Android skin shows just how flexible the OS can be, it also demonstrates how easily Google’s competitors can co-opt its own platform for their benefit....
Google responds to Facebook Home with hugs and kisses

Want to see online success turn to real-world humiliation? Come to my book reading in Austin this weekend

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Having sworn never to go back to SXSW, guess where you'll find me on Saturday? Come and see my humiliation. Or, dammit, I'll have to suffer it alone.This Saturday in Texas, things are going to get real. A little too real. "The Upgrade", my memoir about how I spent almost...
Want to see online success turn to real-world humiliation? Come to my book reading in Austin this weekend

Microsoft's About To Lose More Web Browser Users

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Windows 95’s big OS-browser integration is now but a memory - from March 1, and likely through gritted teeth, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) will start offering European Windows users a choice of web browsers. This is in compliance with a December European Commission antitrust agreement that stops it from pushing its...
Microsoft's About To Lose More Web Browser Users

Best books apps for Christmas

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Why not give the gift of a literary iPad app this Christmas?We've all been there: Christmas Eve, those presents you ordered (through gritted teeth) from Amazon haven't arrived. Either you brave the crowds for a last-minute dash to Waterstones, or Auntie Sue goes empty-handed. Unless... doesn't Auntie Sue have an iPad?Few...
Best books apps for Christmas

Apple publishes 'Samsung did not copy' statement through gritted teeth

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Whatever you think of the continual legal tussles between Apple and Samsung, a UK court's decision to force the former into publicly acknowledging that the latter did not copy its design will have seemed a little egregious even to the most ardent sammy-sympathiser. Well, that post is now live...
Apple publishes 'Samsung did not copy' statement through gritted teeth
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