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VIDEO: Why these people bought a Microsoft Surface

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Why wait in line for a Microsoft Surface? That’s the question we asked outside the Microsoft Store in Seattle today. Yes, the line at Seattle’s University Village included lots of people who either work for Microsoft, used to work for the company, or are close to people who do....
VIDEO: Why these people bought a Microsoft Surface

Apple Shows Off Panoramic Photos, Better Photo Sharing In New iPhone

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Apple is showing off the new iPhone 5 camera this morning, which is essentially the same as the iPhone 4S’s camera, but packed into thinner housing. The camera offers an 8-megapixel sensor, a 5-element lens and f/2.4 aperture, and it includes a dynamic low light mode and 40% faster image capture. But the...
Apple Shows Off Panoramic Photos, Better Photo Sharing In New iPhone

Google I/O Gives out Phones to Attendees

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Santa Google is delivering gifts early this year! Instead of being surprised at Google I/O’s keynote, attendees got an email this morning with a gift attached to it. Depending on the attendee’s country code, they will either receive a Motorola Droid or Nexus One phone as a gift. Android will...
Google I/O Gives out Phones to Attendees

Google+ Shares Numbers: More Than 500M Upgraded, 235M Active Across Google, 135M In The Stream

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Today, Google was extremely busy in launching Snapseed’s photo editor for Android, making it free for iOS, as well as showcasing its new Communities product for Google+. In addition, the company has made numbers on how the social project is doing for the first time since this year’s Google I/O...
Google+ Shares Numbers: More Than 500M Upgraded, 235M Active Across Google, 135M In The Stream

Seagate hits one terabit per square inch, compares self favorably to the Milky Way

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You know that big new hard drive you just picked up? Get ready to feel bad. Seagate today is talking up the fact that it has managed to cram one terabit (that's one trillion bits, for the record) into a square inch. That super-dense storage comes thanks to heat-assisted...
Seagate hits one terabit per square inch, compares self favorably to the Milky Way

PSA: The Dot In Your Gmail Address Doesn't Matter

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Somewhere out there, a woman named Sarah Perez is probably very frustrated by technology. No, not me, a different Sarah Perez. She signs up at websites to receive information, and it never comes. Friends invite her to gatherings, and she never hears about it. She tries to reset her password,...
PSA: The Dot In Your Gmail Address Doesn't Matter

Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

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So here’s something you may have seen floating around on Hacker News or elsewhere, but we thought it was cool enough to share in case you’re looking for something to do with your weekend. After all, there are few of us who don’t love stories that end with robots. Especially...
Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next
Early webcam 'lifecaster' Rex Booth talks about oversharing before social media

Leaked Memo From Yahoo's CEO: 'We Will Make Bold, Fundamental Changes To What We Do And How We Do It' (YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson fired off a memo to the company's staff and Kara Swisher at All Things D has a transcript of what's in the memo. She doesn't have the actual memo, because Yahoo employees are paranoid of being caught leaking information. Instead of forwarding the memo, they...
Leaked Memo From Yahoo's CEO: 'We Will Make Bold, Fundamental Changes To What We Do And How We Do It' (YHOO)

AP's Attempt At DRM'ing The News Shuts Down

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Plenty of people rightly mocked the news a few years ago that the Associated Press was working on a plan to "DRM the news." The idea was to put some sort of licensing mechanism together to get news aggregators to pay to promote their news. This seemed incredibly dumb for...
AP's Attempt At DRM'ing The News Shuts Down

Apple Fails In Its Attempt To Have Samsung Phones Banned From Sale

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Will the legal to-ing and fro-ing between Apple and Samsung ever stop? Cupertino (the cooler firm) has just lost its latest battle, this time to prevent any of Samsung's smartphones from being sold in the U.S. According to District Judge Lucy Koh, "The phones at issue in this case contain...
Apple Fails In Its Attempt To Have Samsung Phones Banned From Sale
The 10 best viral videos you missed in 2012

What Google+ Needs To Do Now

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It has been five months since Google+ opened to everyone. 90 million users have at least turned it on, and new Google users get Google+ automatically. It underlies all of Google now, from search to chat to maps to YouTube. It's even on the sacrosanct front page of Google.com. But...
What Google+ Needs To Do Now

MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'

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Support reps live the dream Late last week, global hardware manufacturer MSI informed the over 97,000 people registered with its support forums that its reps were "fed up" with repeating information easily found in its user manuals. The company even went so far as to say that it had installed...
MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'

This Happens To Me Every F***ing Single Day

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This Happens To Me Every F***ing Single Day

Kaspersky co-founder resorts to scaremongering over Apple’s iOS antivirus ban

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Kaspersky co-founder Eugene Kaspersky, has launched a bizarre attack on Apple over its ban on iOS antivirus app, predicting that it will ultimately “mean disaster” for the company as malware developers target the mobile operating system. Speaking with The Register in Sydney, Kaspersky described his disappointment that Apple wouldn’t let the...
Kaspersky co-founder resorts to scaremongering over Apple’s iOS antivirus ban

Google has activated half a billion Plus users, 235M active on a daily basis and 135M read their streams

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Google is releasing some Plus numbers for the first time in awhile.  While Facebook has surpassed 1 billion active users, Google says their numbers are about half that and that is only for activations. Less than half of those people (235M) are using the service (+1′ing apps in Google Play, hanging...
Google has activated half a billion Plus users, 235M active on a daily basis and 135M read their streams
Google+ numbers revealed: 500M upgraded, 235M active across Google sites, 135M on stream
Oracle to pay Google $1.13m in legal costs following failed Android lawsuit

Curl-ing up with WebFinger and PubSubHubub

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This morning I've been playing around with WebFinger and PubSubHubub. One of the great things about open web APIs is that you can tinker around with them without even writing an application. Just use curl! Let's start with WebFinger. First, we need to figure out how to get my WebFinger...
Curl-ing up with WebFinger and PubSubHubub

Santa Fe-ing of the World, Bridging the Digital Divide

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Santa Fe-ing of the World, Bridging the Digital Divide

Watch the NASA Control Room React to Curiosity's Martian Touchdown

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The survival of a robot provokes a scene of unbridled humanity. Last night, just after 10:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on Mars. For the NASA engineers and flight controllers who orchestrated the mobile science lab's trip, the seven minutes of terror that characterized the vehicle's...
Watch the NASA Control Room React to Curiosity's Martian Touchdown

U.S. Military Once Tested A 'Tsunami Bomb'

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“Presumably if the atomic bomb had not worked as well as it did, we might have been tsunami-ing people,” said filmmaker Ray Waru, who uncovered an secret experimental weapon of mass destruction during World War II. New Zealand national archives reveal that it was feasible for a series of underwater...
U.S. Military Once Tested A 'Tsunami Bomb'

Downtown Charleston Spark'ing, getting a collaborative working spot

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Downtown Charleston Spark'ing, getting a collaborative working spot
Drew Houston of Dropbox: Y Combinator made us into Valley insiders

I just got a survey from ING. They're thinking about competing with Mint, a financial service they blocked. http://yfrog.com/fvlfzp

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I just got a survey from ING. They're thinking about competing with Mint, a financial service they blocked. http://yfrog.com/fvlfzp

Geller: Obama "is a third worlder and a coward" who's "appeas[ing] his Islamic overlords" | Media Matters for America

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Geller: Obama "is a third worlder and a coward" who's "appeas[ing] his Islamic overlords" | Media Matters for America

Everyone Stop DM-ing On Twitter And Start Using The Moped App Now, It's Way Better

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One of the great things about Twitter is that – unlike email – people are forced to get to the point by the limits on the medium. But unlike email, you can’t CC anyone on a private communication. However, on Moped, a startup based out of Berlin, you can. In...
Everyone Stop DM-ing On Twitter And Start Using The Moped App Now, It's Way Better
KLIK, The Face-Detecting iPhone App, Heads Into Production

New Google+: Stream, Hangouts, and Photos

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Technology works best when it gets out of the way, and lets people do what makes them happiest: living, learning and loving. That’s why, when we started the Google+ project nearly two years ago, we aimed to bring real-life sharing to software. We wanted to forget about tools, and focus...
New Google+: Stream, Hangouts, and Photos
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