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Nokia Lumia 800 White hands-on

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Today's been all about the white phones, and Nokia's new Lumia has forgone the matte finish that we saw on its near-identical twin, the white N9. Here, the unibody shell has an almost-enamel finish on what we've heard is still polycarbonate material. From our brief play with the device,...
Nokia Lumia 800 White hands-on

BOMBSHELL: Facebook Bankers Secretly Cut Forecasts For Company In Middle Of IPO Roadshow

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And now comes some news about the Facebook IPO that buyers deserve to be outraged about. Reuters Alistair Barr is reporting that Facebook's lead underwriters, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs, all cut their earnings forecasts for the company in the middle of the IPO roadshow. This by itself...
BOMBSHELL: Facebook Bankers Secretly Cut Forecasts For Company In Middle Of IPO Roadshow

Sidecar comes out of beta, reinvents phone calls

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Smartphones have revolutionized how we communicate and the way we create, share and consume content. Yet there's one aspect of using these devices that remains stuck in the last millennium, and that's the calling experience -- yes, apparently some people still make phone calls. Sure, there are plenty of...
Sidecar comes out of beta, reinvents phone calls

Sega urinal game 'Toylets' goes on sale to general public, sink companion still missing (video)

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In an effort to reduce male patron's messiness (and grab some cash from locales not necessarily associated with gaming) Sega's Toylets can now be found in restrooms across Japan -- and even in a handful of cities overseas. You won't need to make the laborious trek to your nearest...
Sega urinal game 'Toylets' goes on sale to general public, sink companion still missing (video)

Samsung: We're still not into 3D smartphones

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By now you may have already seen a handful of "leaks" on Samsung's imminent Galaxy S III, but if you ask us, they all smell like a cruel prank on anticipating fans. As far as we're concerned, the only reliable tidbits so far are the GT-i9300 and GT-i9308 codenames...
Samsung: We're still not into 3D smartphones

Blekko’s Traffic Is Up Almost 400 Percent; Here Are The CEO’s Five Reasons Why

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By the end of April, traffic to Blekko will likely have quadrupled since January 1st, and the company has a handful of reasons why it thinks that’s happening. More on the explanation later; first, the numbers. The “slashtags” search engine has already seen a 337 percent gain in... Please visit...
Blekko’s Traffic Is Up Almost 400 Percent; Here Are The CEO’s Five Reasons Why

It’s TechStars’ Demo Day in Boston: Meet the 13 new startups

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Today, 13 startups will present to a room filled with investors, industry analysts and media at TechStars Demo Day in Boston. In case you haven’t heard of TechStars, it is an elite mentorship-driven start-up accelerator that is funded by more than 50 venture capital firms, and more than 25 angel investors. TechStars...
It’s TechStars’ Demo Day in Boston: Meet the 13 new startups

Twitter and Facebook for BlackBerry get BBM connected, BBM gets some animated avatars

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BlackBerry fans of the world over rejoice: some of your favorite social apps have just become slightly more connected to your favorite smartphone ecosystem. RIM announced today via its official blog that the 3.0 versions of Facebook and Twitter for BlackBerry have become BBM connected, meaning, among other things,...
Twitter and Facebook for BlackBerry get BBM connected, BBM gets some animated avatars

Is Volunia Italy’s answer to Google — or just hot air?

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You can forgive Massimo Marchiori for wanting his moment in the sun. After all, it’s fifteen years since the Italian academic created Hyper Search, a system for ranking web pages that proved a great inspiration for Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s early attempts in online search. But while the Google...
Is Volunia Italy’s answer to Google — or just hot air?

Ethical iPhone 5 petitions to be delivered to Apple stores

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The makers of two profiles asking Apple to improve conditions for overseas workers will be hand-delivered to a handful of Apple's retail stores tomorrow....
Ethical iPhone 5 petitions to be delivered to Apple stores

T-Mobile USA to Be Ready for iPhone by End of 2012, LTE Coming in 2013

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T-Mobile USA yesterday announced its plans to begin work with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks to roll out LTE service in 2013, taking advantage of spectrum it obtained from AT&T last week following the failed merger of the two carriers. But perhaps more importantly for iPhone users, T-Mobile's network improvements...
T-Mobile USA to Be Ready for iPhone by End of 2012, LTE Coming in 2013

Cricket first pre-paid US carrier to offer iPhone; on $55/month unlimited plan, starting June 22

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Cricket Communications is the latest carrier to offer new Apple iPhone models (iPhone 4 and 4S to be more specific) in the United States. On June 22, it will thus becomes the first pre-paid carrier in the country to offer the iPhone to customers who opt for its no-contract, $55...
Cricket first pre-paid US carrier to offer iPhone; on $55/month unlimited plan, starting June 22

Samsung Galaxy S III preview: hands-on with the next Android superphone (video)

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You remember that Galaxy S II? A phone so good they launched it, well, a whole load of times. But after seeing phablet cousins and LTE variants, the true handset sequel is finally here. The Galaxy S III is moments away from being outed in front of journalists and...
Samsung Galaxy S III preview: hands-on with the next Android superphone (video)

Facebook's Most Important People

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The two most important people at Facebook are CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.  You already knew that. Thanks to a movie about his life, Zuckerberg is world famous.   Sandberg is getting that way. She is on track to becoming one of the world's wealthiest self-made women. But...
Facebook's Most Important People

World’s Oldest BitTorrent Site Shuts Down

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Founded in 2003, UK-based FileSoup was one of the original torrent sites. When the site started there was no Pirate Bay, no Torrentz, and isoHunt wasn’t searching .torrent files yet. FileSoup outlived many of the sites that sprung up around the time and developed an active and warm community. After...
World’s Oldest BitTorrent Site Shuts Down

China’s Wikipedia, Hudong teams up with Bing to boost search technologies

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Hudong, the for-profit, crowdsourced, Chinese language, online encyclopaedia is teaming up with Bing to improve search with its experience in knowledge content. The partnership should help Bing compete in the Chinese market as it hopes to launch localized products and services based on Chinese users’ habits. Who better to enrol...
China’s Wikipedia, Hudong teams up with Bing to boost search technologies

How To Fix iPhone Auto Correct, The Bane Of Your Existence (AAPL)

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Ever since the iPhone launched almost five years ago, we've been struggling with its auto correct feature. Sometimes, it works great, figuring out what we mean as if by magic. Other times it frustratingly won't let us type what we want, no matter how many times we try. It...
How To Fix iPhone Auto Correct, The Bane Of Your Existence (AAPL)

High-res UI elements in OS X 10.7.3 renew buzz about "retina" display MacBooks

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There's renewed buzz about support for "retina" displays on Apple's portable Macs thanks to higher-resolution cursor images showing up in Mac OS X 10.7.3. Noticed by a handful of Mac developers, there are new UI images for things like the Safari finger, the Mail gripping hand, and one of...
High-res UI elements in OS X 10.7.3 renew buzz about "retina" display MacBooks

Confirmed: Rakuten invests $100 million in Pinterest along with previous backers

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After we broke the news that online marketplace and visual bookmarking site Pinterest was about to announce a big funding round, with AllThingsD following up with the name of new investor Rakuten, the Japanese ecommerce giant this morning confirmed that it is pumping $100 million into Pinterest. Previous backers Andreessen...
Confirmed: Rakuten invests $100 million in Pinterest along with previous backers

Google Gets Deeper Into the Content Business, By Putting Money Into Machinima

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Google has been handing out money to video-makers so they’ll make more stuff for YouTube. Now it’s putting money into a video-maker itself. The search giant is set to invest in Machinima, one of the most popular networks on YouTube, via a funding round that should close within a month....
Google Gets Deeper Into the Content Business, By Putting Money Into Machinima

The New Yorker Lands On the iPhone, with Help from Lena Dunham and Jon Hamm

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Here’s another way to crack the “big stack of old New Yorkers you don’t have time to get to” problem: You can now read the magazine on your iPhone, via a new app. If you’ve used the New Yorker’s iPad app, then you’ll have a very good sense of what...
The New Yorker Lands On the iPhone, with Help from Lena Dunham and Jon Hamm

Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy

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Although Pirate Bay downtime happens a handful of times each month, it rarely persists for more than a few hours. When it goes beyond that the steady flow of reader emails to TorrentFreak quickly transforms itself into a torrent. At the time of writing The Pirate Bay has been inaccessible...
Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy

BetterCloud Nabs $2.2M From Angels To Bring Better Management & Security To Google Apps

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About six years ago, Google launched Apps for Your Domain, which, for the first time, wrapped its suite of emerging cloud products under one umbrella — as a service for businesses and the enterprise. The service combined Gmail, Google Talk, GCal, and Google Page Creator, offering the suite to businesses,...
BetterCloud Nabs $2.2M From Angels To Bring Better Management & Security To Google Apps

Ouya's Android-based, hackable game console now official: we chat with designer Yves Behar

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A handful of details briefly slipped out about the project earlier, but now it's here: the Ouya, an attempt not just to delve into the cutthroat world of TV game consoles but to try and shift the goal posts. At its heart, the design sounds more like a smartphone...
Ouya's Android-based, hackable game console now official: we chat with designer Yves Behar

Lenovo beats PC market with 46 percent profit surge

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Yep, it's party-time in Beijing once again. While the PC industry as a whole reportedly grew by a tight handful of percentage points over the past year, Lenovo has somehow managed to continue its long-running growth spurt, with shipments up 44 percent and operating profits up 46 percent. Sales...
Lenovo beats PC market with 46 percent profit surge

Google bringing extra bytes to Hawkeye State with $300 million data center

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You're a multinational search company that has just rolled out a new cloud storage offering. You've also just given your millions and millions email users and extra 2.5GB of storage, free of charge. What do you do next? Build another data center. The big G has announced its intentions...
Google bringing extra bytes to Hawkeye State with $300 million data center

The emerging market that could kill the iPhone

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A handful of tech startups are competing for a foothold in the nascent market for personal data control. And that could mean major changes for the likes of Apple, Google and Microsoft. By Francesca Robin, contributor FORTUNE -- Internet users have heard plenty about third-party aggregators filching their data, spying...
The emerging market that could kill the iPhone

7 women-led health tech startups to watch

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In homes across the country, “chief medical officer” moms are often in charge of managing their families’ day-to-day health and making long-term decisions. In medical schools, women comprise just about half of graduates and in the industry in general they make up about three-quarters of medical and health services managers....
7 women-led health tech startups to watch

Apple II turns 35, doesn't bother with midlife crisis

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It was 35 years ago today that two Steves and a handful of employees introduced the world to a game-changer: the Apple II. Easily recognizable today as one of history's first truly accessible personal computers, it's a bit odd to think that the iconic rig was almost overlooked at...
Apple II turns 35, doesn't bother with midlife crisis

Microsoft Research wants to automate your house, introduces HomeOS

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Ever wondered if you could control your house's climate, security, and appliances -- along with your PCs and peripherals -- using Microsoft software? That day may soon dawn, as its Research arm has started testing its home automation software, called HomeOS, in twelve domiciles over the past few months....
Microsoft Research wants to automate your house, introduces HomeOS
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