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HP Envy 14 Spectre available now, starts at $1,399

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Weeks after teasing the masses with bits of what it could become, the HP Envy 14 Spectre is quietly hitting the virtual shelves today. A whopping $1,399 (with an instant discount courtesy of Meg Whitman & Co.) will get you the entry level model. If that's indeed the route...
HP Envy 14 Spectre available now, starts at $1,399

Nokia 801 adds one part Belle, one part polycarbonate body for 100 percent possibility

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See that up there? That slick-looking, Belle-operating beaut is most definitely not Nokia's rumored 801 handset. No, what you're looking at above is simply a mock-up based on recent rumors circling the web, which peg this 12 megapixel-toting unicorn as the successor to the N8 and 701. It's hard...
Nokia 801 adds one part Belle, one part polycarbonate body for 100 percent possibility

USPTO has 'tentatively' invalidated Apple's key rubber-banding patent

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The US Patent and Trademark Office may have just thrown a wrench into Apple's recent courtroom triumph over Samsung by invalidating one of the patents at the heart of the victory: rubber-banding. We noted at the time that Apple hit a "home run" with that particular IP, as jurors...
USPTO has 'tentatively' invalidated Apple's key rubber-banding patent
First insider trading lawsuit filed against Zynga after executives cash out

Amazon Kindle Touch goes out of stock, sparks conspiracy theories

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We hope your heart wasn't set on snagging a Kindle Touch before heading off to school this fall. Both the WiFi and 3G versions of the reader are no longer available as new devices from Amazon's US pages -- if you want one at all in the country, you'll...
Amazon Kindle Touch goes out of stock, sparks conspiracy theories

Kingston Wi-Drive update opens access to web, Android aficionados

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Those of us who've been eying the Kingston Wi-Drive but have been disappointed with the iOS-first emphasis can rejoice, as a new firmware update is expanding access in a big way. At a minimum, anyone with a web browser can now stream music, photos and videos to their heart's...
Kingston Wi-Drive update opens access to web, Android aficionados

Critics slam SSL authority for minting certificate for impersonating sites

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Critics are calling for the ouster of Trustwave as a trusted issuer of secure sockets layer certificates after it admitted minting a credential it knew would be used by a customer to impersonate websites it didn't own. The so-called subordinate root certificate allowed the customer to issue SSL credentials...
Critics slam SSL authority for minting certificate for impersonating sites

Windows Server 8 gets a new name, roses retain their sweetness

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A wise man once said that names don't matter, because what something's called won't change how mustard tastes. Microsoft has clearly taken that wisdom to its heart, spending two seconds (we hope) in deciding that official title of Windows Server 8 will be... Windows Server 2012. In other news,...
Windows Server 8 gets a new name, roses retain their sweetness
Watch this: Hot Wheels loop-de-loop recreated in real life

Discover cool and unique places all over the world with the new Unlike app

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Anyone who has read the Unlike city guides will know they adhere to a particular style – they specialise in places that have a certain ‘cool’ factor. This core branding is at the heart of the all-new Unlike, a global app which aggregates user-generated points of interest (POIs) and curates...
Discover cool and unique places all over the world with the new Unlike app

Purported TV-caption slipup pegs Zooey Deschanel as alleged Boston bomber

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In what might be one of the more unfortunate closed-captioning snafus of recent years, a Twitter user posts a photo of what he says is a Fox affiliate mistakenly presenting the heart-object of certain nerds as suspect No. 2. [Read more]...
Purported TV-caption slipup pegs Zooey Deschanel as alleged Boston bomber

Create an Instagram-filled Facebook profile cover with InstaCover

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If there’s one good thing about Facebook’s timeline – it’s the cover. In fact, some might argue that it’s the only good thing about the new look. Thanks to a new third party service, InstaCover, it just got even that bit better. With InstaCover, you can easily transform your Facebook...
Create an Instagram-filled Facebook profile cover with InstaCover

Foursquare confirms 20M users on 4sqDay 2012

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Today, the third annual 4sqDay (April 16, four-squared, get it?), check-in king Foursquare confirmed that it has reached a new milestone of 20 million users. Anyone who makes a check-in on the service today will receive the 2012 4sqDay badge, as well as the following message: In 2010, foursquare...
Foursquare confirms 20M users on 4sqDay 2012

Brinno Peephole Viewer Is A Viewer For Peepholes

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My Dad, bless his heart, spends all day on the Internet and, like a reverse Cat’s In The Cradle, my dad is just like me in that he loves to find wild junk that he thinks is interesting. To wit: he just found the Brinno Peephole Viewer, an electronic system...
Brinno Peephole Viewer Is A Viewer For Peepholes

The Onion: Apple To Fix Map Software By Rearranging Earth's Geography

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We heart you, The Onion. America’s premier fake news channel has discovered Apple’s plans to fix its notoriously bad maps software by rearranging the Earth’s geography. “Apple is committed to providing the best user experience possible, which is why we are working to dismantle the Brooklyn Bridge and put London in Canada,” says...
The Onion: Apple To Fix Map Software By Rearranging Earth's Geography
Google puts a blind man behind the wheel of its self-driving car (video)

Pebble watch gets updated to Bluetooth 4.0 before it even arrives

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What are you going to do when you get an unprecedented response from your new Kickstarter project? You throw in some extra features to keep your new fans happy. Allerta, the same company behind the InPulse smartwatch, has announced that its new Pebble smartwatch will now arrive with low-power...
Pebble watch gets updated to Bluetooth 4.0 before it even arrives

Wahoo Fitness BlueSC cycling sensor preview

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It wasn't all that long ago that Wahoo Fitness unveiled it's iPhone 4S friendly BlueHR heart monitor to let you track your workouts. Well, it turns out that Wahoo's been working on something new, and at a Bluetooth 4.0 event today in SF, we got a sneak peek at...
Wahoo Fitness BlueSC cycling sensor preview

Chameleon Android homescreen cancels Kickstarter funding due to account mix-up, new project coming soon

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If you fell in love with Teknision's contextual Android skin, we've got some news that might break your heart. The Chameleon homescreen's Kickstarter project has been unceremoniously canceled, as its Amazon payments account-holder has left the company. With no easy way to transfer over $50,000 of earmarked money, the...
Chameleon Android homescreen cancels Kickstarter funding due to account mix-up, new project coming soon

Foursquare hits 20 million users and 20 billion checkins, seeing a million new signups per month

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Celebrating what its users have christened 4sqDay, location-centric service Foursquare has announced that it now has 20 million users, adding another 10 million new members since it hit the 10 million mark in June 2011. If a Foursquare user checks-in at a location today, they will automatically be awarded the...
Foursquare hits 20 million users and 20 billion checkins, seeing a million new signups per month

Interest-based social network CircleMe opens to the public, launches a location-aware iPhone app

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We first took a look at social network, CircleMe in October when it launched in private beta. The site makes it easy to create an online profile for yourself, showcasing ‘all of your favourite things’ – sites, movies, books, music, hobbies – whatever you can think of. At the heart of...
Interest-based social network CircleMe opens to the public, launches a location-aware iPhone app
Zhonghao Digital's antique phonograph plays a lot more than vinyl records

Google's Valentine's Day Doodle is All Heart -- and Some Politics

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The video provides a social message about marriage equality and how materialism -- even with Google's help -- can't solve problems of the heart....
Google's Valentine's Day Doodle is All Heart -- and Some Politics

Facebook Home to come to iPhone? We're not holding our breath ...

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Bloomberg reports that Facebook is in discussions with Apple about the possibility of adding its Facebook Home interface to iPhones. Facebook Home describes itself as ‘putting your friends at the heart of your phone’, and is effectively a skin that sits on top of Android to display social feeds...
Facebook Home to come to iPhone? We're not holding our breath ...

UK mobile operator Three abolishes ‘out-of-bundle’ data charges with new ‘Essential’ price plan

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UK mobile operator Three has announced a new “fear-free” Internet data plan which it says will spell the end for out-of-bundle data charges for all new contract customers. From March 8, all new Three customers will still be offered an all-you-can-eat unlimited data plan, but they will also be offered...
UK mobile operator Three abolishes ‘out-of-bundle’ data charges with new ‘Essential’ price plan

Nokia Creative Studio brings panorama capture to Lumia handsets (hands-on)

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Nokia recently launched a new photography app called Creative studio which is available in the Windows Phone Marketplace exclusively for its Lumia handsets. Part panorama stitcher, part photo filter and part image editor, the app lets you take new pictures or chose shots from existing albums and tweak them...
Nokia Creative Studio brings panorama capture to Lumia handsets (hands-on)

5 Local Linkbuilding Ideas For The Post-Penguin/Panda Era

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I have been fielding a lot of calls from sites big and small that believe they got hit by Penguin, Google’s “over-optimization” algorithm. Or maybe it was Panda? Who knows? Traffic is down and everybody is freaking out. I have a particular soft spot in my heart for the small,......
5 Local Linkbuilding Ideas For The Post-Penguin/Panda Era

Google+ for Android: polish and performance

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We continue to work toward a simpler, more beautiful Google, and today we're accelerating these efforts with a new Google+ app for Android phones. The update includes lots of highly-requested features—like the ability to start a hangout on the go, and to edit posts inline—as well as a stream that...
Google+ for Android: polish and performance

Verizon, AT&T put Samsung's Galaxy Note II on pre-sale for $300 with a two-year contract

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Samsung's Galaxy Note II played coy at first by only hanging out with the European crowd, but now that it's here, it's the life of the US carrier party. The two biggest, AT&T and Verizon, have now glommed the phablet and each are offering it for pre-sale in all...
Verizon, AT&T put Samsung's Galaxy Note II on pre-sale for $300 with a two-year contract

BabyPing Is A Wireless Baby Monitor You Control With Your iPhone

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If you’ve been in the baby monitor racket as long as I have, you’ve seen it all: the good, the bad, and the unusable. Well here’s a monitor that just might win my heart. It’s called the BabyPing (there’s an N in there) and it allows you to view your...
BabyPing Is A Wireless Baby Monitor You Control With Your iPhone
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?