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Amazon does 30-day free Prime: Thousands of Movies, TV shows and Kindle books now free

Nintendo Wii scores a spot on Toys 'R' Us list of must-haves for the holidays

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CNET's got this story that details Nintendo's coup, which makes it the first-ever game system to make the retailer's "Fabulous 15″ list of toys for the season. As long as this latest console war (PlayStation 3 vs. XBox 360 vs. Nintendo Wii) has been brewing, I've found Nintendo interesting to...
Nintendo Wii scores a spot on Toys 'R' Us list of must-haves for the holidays

Engadget gets animated in 'An Engadget Christmas'

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We understand that the holidays can be a tough time of year. And certainly gadget editors aren't immune from the sort of soul-searching melancholia that can come with season's greetings. But as we do with all of life's most difficult questions, we've opted to work things out in the...
Engadget gets animated in 'An Engadget Christmas'

The Great Netflix Christmas Outage Is Thankfully Over

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The great Netflix outage of Christmas 2012 is thankfully over, according to a tweet from the company. The service went down last night, during arguably one of the worst possible times ever, when many people stuck at home with their families would hope to seek a little refuge in...
The Great Netflix Christmas Outage Is Thankfully Over

Surprise! Consumers Dreaming of an Apple Christmas.

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Consumers are dreaming of a white Christmas this holiday season — one filled with shiny white Apple products. That’s according to new data from research firm Parks Associates, which recently surveyed 2,500 adults in the U.S. to measure consumer tech purchasing intent for the holidays. Fifty-three percent of consumers planning...
Surprise! Consumers Dreaming of an Apple Christmas.

Amazon to create 1000 jobs in the UK for the Christmas season

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Students rejoice, there is work for you over the holiday season. Anyone who has taken up a seasonal job will likely remember the haul over Christmas and Amazon says that it will be opening 1000 jobs through its UK warehouses to cope with the demand for gift orders. Recruitment for...
Amazon to create 1000 jobs in the UK for the Christmas season

Samsung ATIV Smart PC and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 hit AT&T on November 9th at $800 and $500 prices

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If you like your tablets of the Samsung persuasion, AT&T has just promised an abundance of riches. The carrier has confirmed that both the Android-toting Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Windows 8-based ATIV Smart PC will reach its stores and LTE network by November 9th at respective contract-free...
Samsung ATIV Smart PC and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 hit AT&T on November 9th at $800 and $500 prices

Bizarre April holidays... http://lgno.me/aMEub8 [bring May... ack. Nothing rhymes with holidays! I am foiled!]

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Bizarre April holidays... http://lgno.me/aMEub8 [bring May... ack. Nothing rhymes with holidays! I am foiled!]

Converting videos for your devices just got easier with Miro Video Converter

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Here’s a great tool for anyone who’s getting a new mobile device for the holidays: Miro just updated its free Video Converter tool with a 3.0 release, which now supports batch converting of videos as well as a bunch of new options to fine-tune the settings of the converted videos. The...
Converting videos for your devices just got easier with Miro Video Converter

World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one

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The Wolverines may have concocted the "most intense" laser in the universe back in '08, but it's a group of grinners at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California that can now lay claim to firing the planet's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser. Earlier this week, a 1.875-megajoule shot was...
World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one

Here's How Microsoft's Surface Tablet Compares In Price To The Most Popular Tablets (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG, AMZN)

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Microsoft accidentally leaked pricing for its Surface tablet this morning. It'll start at $499, but you'll need to pay an extra $100 to get the entry-level tablet along with the special snap-on keyboard accessory. The Surface goes on sale October 26, making the tablet space is going to be extremely...
Here's How Microsoft's Surface Tablet Compares In Price To The Most Popular Tablets (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG, AMZN)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, ZNGA, YHOO, FB)

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Good morning! Here's your news: iPhone 5 reviews are out and they are insanely positive. By the way, iOS 6, Apple's new operating system for iPhones and iPads, launches today. You'll be able to download it straight to your device. Here are some cool features to look forward to. And...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, ZNGA, YHOO, FB)

Gallery: Apple CEO Tim Cook seen giving interview/tour at Apple Store Grand Central with NBC anchor Brian Williams

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Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted at the company’s massive Grand Central store this afternoon, giving an interview with NBC anchor Brian Williams. Presumably, the network is doing a piece on Apple and shopping at its stores during the holidays. Additionally, Cook was seen checking out the store and...
Gallery: Apple CEO Tim Cook seen giving interview/tour at Apple Store Grand Central with NBC anchor Brian Williams

Rumors of new iPad swirl as iPhone 5 owners air their gripes

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Apple may be preparing another surprise event ahead of the holidays, according to a report from Fortune. The nugget of a rumor comes from an unnamed source identified only as a "major Apple investor" who told Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt that Apple will send out invitations to a press event for...
Rumors of new iPad swirl as iPhone 5 owners air their gripes

Analyst estimates 1M in Microsoft surface holiday sales

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Microsoft sold only 1 million units of its Surface tablet over the holidays, according to new estimates. Analysts at UBS made the estimate, reducing it down from the previous 2 million thought would be sold during the period, despite efforts from the Redmond software giant to get the tablet into...
Analyst estimates 1M in Microsoft surface holiday sales

Verizon confirms Motorola RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD available October 18th, caps lock comes free

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When Verizon said the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD would be out before the holidays, they weren't kidding. October the 18th is the big day if you're after some of the sharp-sounding Motorola action. The 8-megapixel, NFC-enabled RAZR HD , if you recall sports a 4.7-inch 720p display,...
Verizon confirms Motorola RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD available October 18th, caps lock comes free

Netflix Is No Longer Reviled By Everyone! (NFLX)

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Netflix may finally be recovering from the sales hike that caused millions of customers to quit last summer. The movie rental service rebounded from rebounded in customer satisfaction after reaching an all-time low over the holidays, according to a report by consulting firm ForeSee Results. The improvement came as Netflix...
Netflix Is No Longer Reviled By Everyone! (NFLX)
The best apps for your new Mac

Amazon rumored starting own, Kindle-focused stores

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Amazon may dip into retail stores if rumors prove true. A boutique shop was said by Good E-Reader to be in the works for Seattle before the holidays. Most of the emphasis would appropriately be on the Kindle and Kindle Fire, but the store would also include exclusive paper books...
Amazon rumored starting own, Kindle-focused stores

Cheezburger gets Olympic spirit with ROFLympics

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Cheezburger is turning its focus from cats to Olympians with a new site called ROFLympics 2012 that’s launched just in time for the opening ceremonies in London (which start in about three hours). For those not hip to Internet slang, ROFL is an acronym which means “rolling on the floor laughing.” Cheezburger,...
Cheezburger gets Olympic spirit with ROFLympics

Expect Blu-ray/HDTV bundles for the holidays

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Samsung P-1400 Blu-ray player. Image: Samsung It's been quite a busy few days for the high-definition format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD. First, Wal-Mart (WMT) confirmed that it has begun selling the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player in stores for less than $200. The next day Amazon (AMZN) and...
Expect Blu-ray/HDTV bundles for the holidays

Next Techdirt Book Club Book: Cory Doctorow's Pirate Cinema

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It's time to announce the latest Techdirt Book Club book: Cory Doctorow's excellent new book Pirate Cinema. Many of you may have picked it up in the recent Humble Ebook Bundle that it was a part of. If not, you can, as always download it from Cory's site. Of course,...
Next Techdirt Book Club Book: Cory Doctorow's Pirate Cinema

Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works

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Matt Rogers is the Founder and VP of Engineering at Nest and brought his latest thermostat – a steel-clad beauty with improved design and sensor placement – to our stage at CES 2013. This year at Nest has been full of changes. The company launched a new version in...
Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works

Marketing Biz: Metered Media, Multi-Screens & $19.3M Of LOL

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The last two weeks in marketing have been relatively quiet because of the holidays. But upon closer inspection there are some stirrings from the likes of Adobe, Nielsen and Foursquare who are all positioning themselves for 2013 and beyond. In addition, the FTC made a predictable ruling in regards... Please...
Marketing Biz: Metered Media, Multi-Screens & $19.3M Of LOL
Here Are The Best Leaked Photos Yet Of Google's New Smartphone (GOOG)

Apple Unveils The Fourth Generation iPad With A6X, Lightning And Expanded LTE

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Today at Apple’s press event, the company announced that the iPad would receive an update. In order to harmonize the product line, the iPad will now come with a Lightning port. A6X and expanded LTE will be added to the iPad as well. The Lightning port is a good addition...
Apple Unveils The Fourth Generation iPad With A6X, Lightning And Expanded LTE

Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]

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For some of us, hanging out with our parents is something best relegated to off-work hours and holidays. But Kenneth Lerer and Ben Lerer have had some big successes working together at Lerer Ventures, the New York City venture capital firm whose portfolio includes BuzzFeed, Warby Parker, Everlane, FancyHands,...
Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]
Record-breaking Christmas week: 50M iOS and Android devices activated, 1.76B apps downloaded

Microsoft Is In Trouble If It Doesn't Release Windows 8 By October (MSFT)

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Microsoft will finish work on its newest operating system in the summer, setting itself up for an October release, reports Bloomberg. The OS will land on PCs and tablets alike that make use of Intel or ARM chips, fulfilling the software company's promise to support both standards. Why the...
Microsoft Is In Trouble If It Doesn't Release Windows 8 By October (MSFT)

Significant shortages on iMacs for the holiday quater anticipated by Tim Cook

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As we originally predicted, Apple is going be having some major delays and shortages for its new iMac lineup going into the holidays. Before the refreshed iMacs were unveiled at Apple’s iPad mini event earlier this week, we thought the shortages might even mean the unveiling would be pushed back. While Apple...
Significant shortages on iMacs for the holiday quater anticipated by Tim Cook
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