initial plans

initial plans

Telescope that can see into the early universe to begin construction in April 2014

Google/Motorola Developing Flagship Phone to Compete with iPhone

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Google, via its newly acquired Motorola Mobility unit, is developing a "stand apart" phone to compete with the iPhone, reports the Wall Street Journal. The phone, which the company aims to release next year, is designed to compete more strongly with the iPhone, and Samsung's Galaxy line, than Motorola's current...
Google/Motorola Developing Flagship Phone to Compete with iPhone

Surprising no one, Google and Motorola reportedly working on building device to compete with iPhone, others

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In a move that should surprise nobody, Google and Motorola are rumored to be working on the ‘X Phone’, a device that would compete directly with Apple’s iPhone. A report by Amir Efrati at the Wall Street Journal indicates that the device will be revealed next year and that the marquee...
Surprising no one, Google and Motorola reportedly working on building device to compete with iPhone, others
HTC reportedly finishing S3 Graphics acquisition to bolster patent portfolio

Korea-only KakaoHome outpaces Facebook Home with 500,000 downloads in its first 9 days

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KakaoHome, the Facebook Home-style Android application from Korea’s top messaging company Kakao, is seeing impressive uptake after passing 500,000 downloads nine days after its launch last week. That’s actually quicker than the 10 days that it took Facebook Home to reach the same number. The milestone — listed on its Google...
Korea-only KakaoHome outpaces Facebook Home with 500,000 downloads in its first 9 days

Wait, What? No Update For Google TV?

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Heading into Google I/O, there was one thing that confused me: Sony and Vizio announced new Google TV products a few days before the annual developer conference. Which I thought was pretty silly, because why would anyone release new hardware days before Google announces new software capabilities at the conference?...
Wait, What? No Update For Google TV?
Kickstarter charger POP turns to competitor to process refunds after Apple shuts it down

Letters: Liberal Democrat MPs stand up for data privacy

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Liberal Democrats have a proud history of defending civil liberties, both in opposition and more recently in a coalition government. We successfully opposed the Labour government's undermining of data privacy in 2009, and since taking office in 2010 we have turned back the tide of Labour's erosion of these liberties....
Letters: Liberal Democrat MPs stand up for data privacy

Apple Must Approve Carrier LTE Networks Before Allowing iPhone 5 to Connect to Them

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Apple does not allow the iPhone 5 to join a carrier's LTE network until it passes the company's own internal tests, according to Swiss cell carrier Swisscom. The report from Telecoms.com (by way of The Next Web), says that Apple enables LTE support on existing iPhone 5 models only after...
Apple Must Approve Carrier LTE Networks Before Allowing iPhone 5 to Connect to Them
The rise and fall of the 'Star Wars theater'

Why $10 a Month For Hulu is Too Much. And Too Little

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Is ten bucks a month too much to pay for “Hulu Plus”? Or too little? Perhaps both. The Web video site is getting ready to roll out its much-discussed subscription offering, for $9.95 a month, the Los Angeles Times reports. That jibes with chatter I was hearing earlier this week,...
Why $10 a Month For Hulu is Too Much. And Too Little

WSJ: Google to sell ASUS, Samsung tablets from its own online store

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In a move that would be reminiscent of its initial plans for the Nexus handsets, the Wall Street Journal suggests Google will open its own online store this year, but stocked with tablets instead of phones. The Android tablets would be built by Samsung and ASUS who already offer...
WSJ: Google to sell ASUS, Samsung tablets from its own online store

Android in 2006 could have had $10 data plans, no touch

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A series of slides during the trial for Oracle's lawsuit against Google has revealed a very different vision to The Verge of how Android was originally to work as well as some of the problems Google has had since. In 2006, the original concept rendering was substantially different from the...
Android in 2006 could have had $10 data plans, no touch

MPs' warning over web surveillance legislation

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Plans to give GCHQ real time access to internet data prompts 16 Lib Dem MPs to write a letter warning of the potential dangersRead the full letter herePlans to introduce new laws to give GCHQ real time access to data over Skype, instant message and web-based email have prompted 16...
MPs' warning over web surveillance legislation

One in Five BlackBerry 10 Apps Is Really an Android App

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One of BlackBerry’s key goals is getting developers to write apps designed to take advantage of its all-new operating system. But, knowing that not all developers are ready to bet on a native app, the company has offered some shortcuts designed to get programs running on devices like its Z10,...
One in Five BlackBerry 10 Apps Is Really an Android App

Online publishing platform Vook listens to feedback and introduces lower pricing tier

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The e-book self-publishing platform Vook has introduced a $9.99 price plan, the company announced today. Called Vook Starter Account, this softer rate is targeted at smaller publishers and independent authors. This change occurs only a few weeks after Vook introduced its public platform, alongside tiered pricing. According to Vook’s VP of business...
Online publishing platform Vook listens to feedback and introduces lower pricing tier
Apple's new spaceship campus delayed until 2016
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