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GOWEX bringing free WiFi to French rail stations, starting with Marseille

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We take free WiFi at our transportation hubs for granted here in the US. (Heck, we've even got it deep in the bowels of NYC.) In other countries, it's not a given that you'll have high-speed broadband at your disposal while waiting for a train or plane. France is...
GOWEX bringing free WiFi to French rail stations, starting with Marseille

3Doodler is a $75 3D-printing pen eagerly awaiting your Kickstarter funding (hands-on)

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In April of last year, former MakerBot COO Samuel Cervantes launched the Solidoodle, a $500 3D printer. We were a bit taken aback by the price point -- after all, his former company's product had seemingly set the standard for consumer-facing 3D-printer pricing at around $2,000. We're hoping you've...
3Doodler is a $75 3D-printing pen eagerly awaiting your Kickstarter funding (hands-on)
SoundCloud's size does matter, but it's not the only metric to watch

YouTube Goes Back to the Basics

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YouTube Goes Back to the Basics is a post from Chris PirilloA major site redesign has been a long time coming for YouTube. Let’s be honest here… the way things looked in recent months was nothing short of confusing and just plain “icky”. YouTube rolled out the changes across the...
YouTube Goes Back to the Basics

Samsung Galaxy Victory hands-on: a $100 handset on Sprint with LTE and Android 4.0

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Okay, it's not the nicest phone we've handled this week (heck, it's not even the best mid-range phone), but you wouldn't be reading this site if you didn't enjoy gawking at new devices, right? Right. So, with that in mind, we offer you the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE....
Samsung Galaxy Victory hands-on: a $100 handset on Sprint with LTE and Android 4.0

Insert Coin: 'Epic Mario' aims to build entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. What's cooler than Super Mario Bros. and Legos? Why, Super Mario Bros....
Insert Coin: 'Epic Mario' aims to build entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos (video)

How To Make A Million Dollars With A Hot Dog Cart

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Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He has started and sold several companies, run a VC fund, and is an active investor in many private companies. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. You can follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. My wife, Claudia...
How To Make A Million Dollars With A Hot Dog Cart

Stop Whining And Embrace Google+ Already

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Oh, the horror! Google is so evil it's making everyone use its stupid social network. As the Wall Street Journal pointed out earlier this week, Google+, the social network all about the circles, is now inescapable.  Besides Google employees being forced to use it (and now bitching about using it...
Stop Whining And Embrace Google+ Already

Wikipad CEO James Bower defends his gaming tablet's $500 pricing, why one device beats two

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No matter which way you cut it, the Android-based Wikipad gaming tablet -- dubbed as much despite not having any connection to Wikipedia -- is unusually expensive. As a 10.1-inch Android tablet, it's comparably priced with the leaders of the market (of the Apple and Samsung variety). The obvious...
Wikipad CEO James Bower defends his gaming tablet's $500 pricing, why one device beats two

iPhone 5's Lightning Connector Is A Bigger Problem Than Apple Thinks

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Among other things, one of the iPhone's competitive advantages is the unparalleled ecosystem of - no, not apps - accessories. But the iPhone 5's new Lighting connector threatens to destroy that advantage. There are only a relatively small number of iPhone models with tens of millions of sales each, and...
iPhone 5's Lightning Connector Is A Bigger Problem Than Apple Thinks
Why Does Apple Announce iPhone Pricing And Availability But Other Phone Makers Don't?

MasterCard denies BitCoin card rumors, BitInstant says it's still on track

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Well, BitInstant is insistent that it will launch a BitCoin debit card, but MasterCard is claiming it will not be part of the plans. After a mock up of the plastic made the rounds featuring the company's logo, the financial powerhouse felt it necessary to reach out to us,...
MasterCard denies BitCoin card rumors, BitInstant says it's still on track
With Its New Liquipod, Liquipel Hopes To Make Your Gadgets Water-Resistant While You Wait

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Nokia's Chris Weber

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It's been a heck of a year for Nokia and Windows Phone, so we've got lots of catching up to do with the smartphone maker's EVP / Microsoft ex-pat Chris Weber. We'll talk to the exec about the company's transformation in 2012 and find out what the next year...
Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Nokia's Chris Weber

Tim Cook Totally Failed At 'Doubling Down On Secrecy' (AAPL)

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Apple has a reputation for being a highly secretive company. But, today's iPhone 5 announcement should significantly change this reputation. Hours before the media event started, we learned Apple would in fact name the new iPhone, the "iPhone 5," thanks to leaks on its website. We also learned that it...
Tim Cook Totally Failed At 'Doubling Down On Secrecy' (AAPL)

Yahoo’s big data play Genome is smart, but …

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Yahoo is looking to leverage its big data prowess with a new tool for marketers called Genome. A combination of data, analytics and technology derived from its interclick acquisition and advertising deals with Microsoft and AOL, Yahoo says Genome helps marketers “understand consumer needs, anticipate audiences’ future performance, and …...
Yahoo’s big data play Genome is smart, but …

New Logo

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I’ve got a new logo. The incredible design team at STRESSLIMITDESIGN created it for me. They were also the people who created this logo: I’ve rocked that for a few years now. It definitely expressed what I was getting at here at [chrisbrogan.com], so I’m grateful for it. New Logo...
New Logo

Epix heading to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita

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iOS, Android, Google TV, XBox -- heck, Epix even has an app for the BlackBerry PlayPook. So, what's surprising is not that the premium movie channel is coming to the PS3 and Vita, but that it took so long for it to happen. Soon Sony's gaming faithful will be...
Epix heading to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita
Consumers could pay higher switching costs in a data driven world
Google Tests New Navigation: Lots Of Whitespace, No Sidebar Ads

OldTweets Reveals Twitter Founders' First Tweets, And Yours Too. (Wow, They Were Boring!)

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This week, Kellan Elliott-McCrea launched a new Twitter search engine called “oldtweets” to a bit of buzz. As the name implies, this tool finally lets you pull up tweets from Twitter’s early days, specifically its first year up-and-running. That means tweet IDs 1 to 20,000,000, to be exact, which occurred during parts of 2006 and...
OldTweets Reveals Twitter Founders' First Tweets, And Yours Too. (Wow, They Were Boring!)

Meet FUSE Labs, the formerly-obscure Microsoft division that built So.cl

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So.cl has been around for some time now, but it only recently ripped off its mask, and barred its teeth to the world. Microsoft is spinning the social app as as search-infused project for students, while some in the press are already calling shenanigans on that narrative. Either way, who...
Meet FUSE Labs, the formerly-obscure Microsoft division that built So.cl

Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you

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It hasn’t been a great day for Twitter, but life goes on and the company just put code for a JavaScript component framework up on Github for folks who want to use it in their own web applications, or heck, maybe even build their own Twitter, as was suggested on (where...
Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you

Face-tagram is Almost a Lock: FTC Closes Investigation on Facebook/Instagram Deal

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The Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it had closed its investigation into Facebook’s proposed billion-dollar acquisition of Instagram, the popular mobile photo sharing application. “The Federal Trade Commission has closed its nonpublic investigation of Facebook’s proposed acquisition of Instagram, Inc. without taking any action.” the FTC wrote in...
Face-tagram is Almost a Lock: FTC Closes Investigation on Facebook/Instagram Deal

Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

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As the debate over file sharing rages on, a number of voices have stepped up to offer their opinions on all sides of the issue. In a post titled "Paying for Music: My Two Cents (Pun Intended)," Danny Bowman (a software engineer at Funzio and developer for Brute Labs) presents...
Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

After 3 Years Of A Crummy Checkin Experience, Foursquare Is Working On A Speedier Solution

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This week we met with Foursquare's Head of Product, Alex Rainert.  We mostly asked questions about the company's incredibly social founder, Dennis Crowley, with whom Rainert founded Dodgeball in 2005.  But we couldn't help ourselves from asking a few questions about the company."Where the heck is the auto-checkin?" we...
After 3 Years Of A Crummy Checkin Experience, Foursquare Is Working On A Speedier Solution

Review: Easeus Todo Backup Free is the most comprehensive free backup

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The last time I visited Easeus Todo Backup Free was back on version 3.5. Version 6.0 shows that the company has been steadily improving the product, but it's not a quantum leap over that which we last reviewed. And that's okay. Easeus Todo Backup didn't need a heck of...
Review: Easeus Todo Backup Free is the most comprehensive free backup
Virgin now offering 4G service, no contract required, but you’ll need an Evo

Cofounderly Is A Couples App For Founders. Yes, Really.

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You’ve probably heard plenty of comparisons between founding a startup with someone and being in a relationship (heck, there’s even a service called FounderDating). Well, TheIceBreak has taken those comparisons to heart with a new iPhone app called Cofounderly. When I describe this as a couples app for co-founders, I...
Cofounderly Is A Couples App For Founders. Yes, Really.

This Kit Lets You Print Out The Internet

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This complete project kit made by Adafruit allows you to print out things from the Internet. Want to print all your Tweets onto receipt paper? You got it. Want to print out your Facebook wall? Why the heck not! The kit uses an Arduino board and thermal printer and...
This Kit Lets You Print Out The Internet
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?