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LG Takes A Chance With The Oddly-Proportioned Optimus Vu

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After spending the past few quarters in the red, LG recently turned things around with a bit of growth in their once-ailing smartphone division. By focusing half of their 2012 capital expenditures budget on developing smartphones, LG wanted people to know that some big mobile plays were on the horizon....
LG Takes A Chance With The Oddly-Proportioned Optimus Vu

Exclusive: Hipstamatic, Instagram To Unveil Photo-Sharing Partnership

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Last week, Instagram hit 27 million users, solidifying it not only as one of the most popular photo-sharing services on the market, but as one of the world's fastest-growing social networks. What's especially remarkable about Instagram's rocketing growth--its user base has tripled in the last six months--is that the startup...
Exclusive: Hipstamatic, Instagram To Unveil Photo-Sharing Partnership

Is Google About To Let Everyone Inside Its Secret X Lab? (GOOG)

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A new site that recently popped up has people thinking it might be Google's way of letting people inside its X Lab, reports Android Police. If you're unfamiliar, X Lab is a secretive arm of Google revealed by the New York Times in November. Engineers toil away on all...
Is Google About To Let Everyone Inside Its Secret X Lab? (GOOG)

Sony to cut 10,000 jobs and slash bonuses, says Japanese newspaper

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There have been some major adjustments at Sony HQ already, but Japanese business sheet Nikkei reckons they're nothing compared to what's on the horizon. It reports that, come an announcement on April 12th, Kaz Hirai will clear out 10,000 jobs by the end of this year -- that's six percent...
Sony to cut 10,000 jobs and slash bonuses, says Japanese newspaper

Russian Power Station Goes Haywire [Video]

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You're driving south of St. Petersburg, listening to some John Lennon. The traffic is a little heavy. God, this song is so great—and now, let us pause for an enormous electrical explosion that dominates the entire horizon. More »...
Russian Power Station Goes Haywire [Video]

Meet Silk, the Semantic Web for the rest of us

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Almost since Tim Berners-Lee first came up with the original concept of the web, there’s been a new, improved version on the horizon: the much-promised Semantic Web. This, goes the thinking, is a way to make the online world more useful by categorizing everything on a page with a layer...
Meet Silk, the Semantic Web for the rest of us

Second Indian ISP reportedly blocks video and torrent sites, citing a “court order”

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We recently reported that Indian Internet service provides (ISP) Reliance Communication had begun blocking video sites like Vimeo and certain torrent services , and now rival Airtel is now doing the same, citing a court order. Both ISPs are said to be preventing customers from accessing a range of popular sites, including...
Second Indian ISP reportedly blocks video and torrent sites, citing a “court order”

Galaxy S II does work and personal phone duties at once with Telefonica's Dual Persona service

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It wasn't so long ago that the corporate world was ruled by RIM, but with the rise of Android and iOS, more folks are wanting to use their personal handsets both for work and play. Enter Telefonica's Dual Persona service that's making its debut on the Galaxy S II....
Galaxy S II does work and personal phone duties at once with Telefonica's Dual Persona service

Toshiba Excite 10 LE gets March 6th launch date, confirmed $530 price, yet another name

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First it was the AT200, then the Excite X10, and now it's the Excite 10 LE. But behind the onion-like layering of names sits a singular and rather beautiful slate, with a 10.1-inch LED backlit display, a 7.7mm (0.3-inch) chassis and a righteous 1280 x 800 resolution. Toshiba says...
Toshiba Excite 10 LE gets March 6th launch date, confirmed $530 price, yet another name

Microsoft acquires bootstrapped Danish game studio Press Play

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Forgive us for talking about news that was announced at E3 yesterday – the horror, the horror – but we think it’s worth noting that Microsoft (Studios) has acquired Press Play, a small Copenhagen, Denmark-based games studio founded in 2006. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but we talked...
Microsoft acquires bootstrapped Danish game studio Press Play

Cubism.js: a cool new way to display timeline data

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Developers wanting to embed more interactive, illustrative and just-plain cooler timeline data on their web sites should take a look at Cubism.js, a new open-source Javascript library for time series visualization. Think Yahoo Finance charts on steroids — with near-real time updates — and which can aggregate and display data...
Cubism.js: a cool new way to display timeline data

ICS coming to Samsung Galaxy Tabs 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 and 7.0 Plus starting in July

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Ice Cream Sandwich has been in the cards for Samsung's older Galaxy Tabs for a while, but impatient owners can soon wind down their foot tapping: the rollout date is indeed on the horizon. According to SamMobile, Android 4.0 will make its way to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab...
ICS coming to Samsung Galaxy Tabs 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 and 7.0 Plus starting in July

ZTE throws weight behind WiGig, because the real fun happens at 60GHz

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Venture far out into the wireless spectrum, until the familiar 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands are but flecks on the horizon, and eventually you'll come across a party raging in the middle of nowhere. There are only a few geeks dancing in the 60GHz (802.11ad) tent at present, but prototype...
ZTE throws weight behind WiGig, because the real fun happens at 60GHz

Apple's iPhone 4S drops to $149 with Sprint

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With little brouhaha, the cell phone carrier slashes the price of its iPhone 4S by $50. Some might say this means a new device is on the horizon. [Read more]...
Apple's iPhone 4S drops to $149 with Sprint

S3 Storage for WordPress Blogs

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Looking to tap Amazon S3 storage for your WordPress blog? The WP2Cloud plugin lets you store all your WordPress data - not just media files - in S3.   The WP2Cloud plugin was developed by OblakSoft as a solution for Yet Another Picture Sharing Site (Yapixx). Yapixx is provided as...
S3 Storage for WordPress Blogs

Prepaid MiFi coming to Walmart, starting at $10 for 100MB with no expiry

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Hot on the heels of T-Mobile's new 4G prepaid options, Walmart has paired with TruConnect to offer a MiFi for "casual users." The service -- called Internet on the Go -- appears to be based on Sprint's 3G network (with no mention of LTE on the horizon) and claims...
Prepaid MiFi coming to Walmart, starting at $10 for 100MB with no expiry

Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Leaves, Ben Silberman Officially Takes On CEO Role

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Well, big changes on the horizon for Pinterest! We’ve confirmed reports that Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra is indeed leaving the company. And it’s complicated: While Sciarra, who took a six week hiatus from pinning and company matters a few weeks back, is listed on the company’s SEC documents as CEO,...
Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Leaves, Ben Silberman Officially Takes On CEO Role

Airbnb acquires its British competitor Crashpadder just in time for the Olympics

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In its continuing conquest to dominate Europe, Airbnb has just acquired its British competitor Crashpadder for an undisclosed sum. Both companies offer the same peer-to-peer accommodation marketplace, i.e. a chance for homeowners, renters and landlords to monetize their spare room, and for visitors to enjoy alternative housing options instead of hotels or...
Airbnb acquires its British competitor Crashpadder just in time for the Olympics

Google wants people to ‘Solve for X’ with new conference [video]

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Google unveiled its new “Solve for X” website early Monday morning, and it looks as if the Mountain View-based company is planning a TED-like think tank to encourage problem solving and teamwork. “Solve for X is a place where the curious can go to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving...
Google wants people to ‘Solve for X’ with new conference [video]

Xbox 360 software at E3: FIFA 2013 / Madden 2013 gaining Kinect voice commands; Halo 4, Fable, Forza Horizon and Gears of War showcased

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No new hardware for Microsoft at E3? No problem. Clearly, this year's all about software for the Xbox 360, with both FIFA 2013 and Madden 2013 confirmed for release with Kinect support. Aside from letting you flail to and fro in order to make plays, both titles will also...
Xbox 360 software at E3: FIFA 2013 / Madden 2013 gaining Kinect voice commands; Halo 4, Fable, Forza Horizon and Gears of War showcased

Peek inside Samsung's sound lab to see ringtones being born

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Samsung's opened up about how the engineers in its sound lab build the default tones for your handset. Tasked with developing a "Sonic Branding," a ringtone that's as iconic and recognizable as Nokia's famous reworking of Gran Vals is to the Finnish handset maker. Research showed that most phones...
Peek inside Samsung's sound lab to see ringtones being born
Cortica gets $7M to bestow computers with the power of sight
Steve Wozniak leaves cable internet behind, lives life completely wireless

MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid 2012)

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More Info Apple announces refreshed MacBook Air: Ivy Bridge processor, USB 3.0, shipping today The 2012 MacBook Air vs. the 2011 model: what's changed? ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A preview The last time we reviewed the MacBook Air, we didn't have a whole lot to compare it to. Sure, there...
MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid 2012)
Nokia’s Lumia 900 is the best $100 smartphone yet (review)

Apple predicted to discontinue 17-inch MacBook Pro

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Though updates for the 13- and 15-inch models are on the horizon, Apple may not continue making its 17-inch MacBook Pro, according to one analyst....
Apple predicted to discontinue 17-inch MacBook Pro

Dropbox’s Drew Houston Weighs In (Briefly) On Google Drive

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At the end of Dropbox’s “Hey, we have a huge new office!” event today in San Francisco, some reporters cornered CEO Drew Houston and asked him about the big cloud news of the week — the launch of Dropbox competitor Google Drive. Initially, Houston said he didn’t have time to...
Dropbox’s Drew Houston Weighs In (Briefly) On Google Drive

Twitter will let you download and search all of your Tweets...at some point

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Twitter’s CEO told a group of reporters and editors at The New York Times yesterday that the service would soon allow users to download ‘a file’ of all of their Tweets, reports Jenna Wortham. This ability was touted by CEO Dick Costolo: “We’re working on a tool to let users...
Twitter will let you download and search all of your Tweets...at some point
AT&T hints at family/data sharing plans on the horizon
Google Maps adds real time delay info for London Underground in advance of Olympics
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