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How VMWare will structure its new semi-autonomous cloud unit

Nokia Lumia 900: Hands-on video and early impressions

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The release of Nokia’s Lumia 900 this weekend is a critical moment for Microsoft’s Windows Phone in its attempt to come back in the mobile phone market. I’ve been trying out a device on loan from Nokia, and these are a couple of my (very) early impressions of the hardware....
Nokia Lumia 900: Hands-on video and early impressions

Data Science Startup Retention Science Gets $1.3M, Fulfills Founder's American Dream

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“If these guys can actually deliver on what they’re promising, this is going to be one hell of a company.” These were my initial thoughts the first time I heard about Retention Science. Today, after a highly successful three month private beta, the big data company is opening its...
Data Science Startup Retention Science Gets $1.3M, Fulfills Founder's American Dream

How we visualised gay rights in America

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Visualisign gay rights across US states needed more than a map. Guardian in America interactive designer Feilding Cage talks through how he did it• Check out the interactive guide to gay rights, state by stateWhen the idea of doing a gay marriage interactive was mentioned I had two initial thoughts....
How we visualised gay rights in America

Google Chrome Is Already Our Favorite Mobile Browser—These Screenshots Show You Why (GOOG)

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Google released Chrome for iOS just a little while ago. We already love it. We love how now we can take our desktop browsing experience mobile on Apple's smartphones and tablets.  The browser feels smooth and all our stuff is here waiting for us. This is the first time we've...
Google Chrome Is Already Our Favorite Mobile Browser—These Screenshots Show You Why (GOOG)

Distro Issue 47: Made in the USA edition

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It's that time of the year when folks in the US of A tend to get a tad bit patriotic. Pretty soon, those of us in the States will be all about grilling and putting back a few hot dogs and / or hamburgers before rushing off to catch...
Distro Issue 47: Made in the USA edition

Here's What I think Of Google's Nexus 7 Tablet After Playing With It For An Hour (GOOG)

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I've been playing with Google's first-ever tablet, the Nexus 7, for about an hour now. (By the way, big ups to Google for being super cool and giving me a tablet before most of the other developers and press here at I/O got a chance to see it. They're all...
Here's What I think Of Google's Nexus 7 Tablet After Playing With It For An Hour (GOOG)

Galaxy S4 Reviews

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Galaxy S4 Reviews: I'll just repeat what I wrote a month ago after the initial unveiling: It almost reads like so many new iPhone initial thoughts these days -- "the same, but a little better". Except that it seems that on top of the good, smaller iterations, Samsung added a...
Galaxy S4 Reviews
Ouya, The $8.5 Million Kickstarter Project 63,000 People Wanted, Is Kind Of A Let Down

They Call Me Mr. Glass

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They Call Me Mr. Glass: Google’s augmented reality glasses have now been officially outed under the name “Project Glass”.  My initial thoughts are basically the same as what they were when the initial reports started coming out. Given Google’s recent track record, I’m skeptical of their ability to execute here,...
They Call Me Mr. Glass

First impressions of Dell’s XPS 13 – A defining piece of hardware for the Ultrabook segment

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Every time that a new laptop lands on my doorstep, I’m faced with the fact that I’m going to have to give up my beloved MacBook Pro for a testing period with the new device. Generally speaking this is a slight feeling of dread, but Dell’s promises with the XPS...
First impressions of Dell’s XPS 13 – A defining piece of hardware for the Ultrabook segment

Why I Haven’t Bought an iPad Yet

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Over on Twitter Alberto Lopez asked me why I’ve been quiet about the iPad so far. Of course, everyone and their mother has been yammering about nothing but the iPad for the past few months so I’m sure my thoughts on the thing haven’t been missed. But I thought I’d...
Why I Haven’t Bought an iPad Yet

BlackBerry Q5 hands-on: an affordable BB10 device in a QWERTY shell

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It's not the most exciting hardware launch to come from the newly reinvigorated (and rebranded) BlackBerry, but the Q5 is device with a mission. Announced formally this morning by CEO Thorsten Heins on stage at BlackBerry Live, the Q5 is in some ways a more approachable successor to the...
BlackBerry Q5 hands-on: an affordable BB10 device in a QWERTY shell

Help! I'm A BlackBerry Virgin! (RIMM)

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RIM was nice enough to send me a BlackBerry Bold 9900 to play around with. The FedEx guy just dropped it off. I'll admit right now that I have very little experience with BlackBerry phones. When it comes to covering mobile, I think iOS, Android, and even Windows Phone are...
Help! I'm A BlackBerry Virgin! (RIMM)

How should I spend my possible Facebook riches?

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Is it too early to get out the monocles and top hats? If you haven’t already heard, Facebook may owe me, and maybe you too, an inordinate hefty existent amount of money. Okay, it’s $10. (But you know what they say about boring stories. You can always salvage them...
How should I spend my possible Facebook riches?

Hands-on with the Windows Store: meet your source for Metro apps

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With today's release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, we got our first hands-on experience with the brand-spanking-new Windows Store. The previously released Developer Preview showed an icon (or tile, in Windows 8-speak) for the Store, but clicking it didn't lead anywhere. Now, you can actually download tons of...
Hands-on with the Windows Store: meet your source for Metro apps

IgniteLA Kinda Sucked

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I sat on this post a day for I did not want to be the a-hole slamming such an amazing event, but two days later, I still stick by my initial thoughts: IgniteLA sucked. Technical difficulties, it happens. Cruddy venue with sticky carpets and not enough chairs… hey, that happens...
IgniteLA Kinda Sucked

First impressions: Hands on with the Sony Xperia ZL smartphone

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Pushing for a comeback in the States, Sony directly sells its Xperia ZL smartphone in the U.S. for $629.99 through its Sony Store. That may be a tough sell in this land of subsidized cell phone addicts, but this market is changing. And Sony’s device is priced at or below...
First impressions: Hands on with the Sony Xperia ZL smartphone

Everything New Is Old Again

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Everything New Is Old Again: Brent Rose writes up his initial thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (S4? SIV?) for Gizmodo. It almost reads like so many new iPhone initial thoughts these days -- "the same, but a little better". Except that it seems that on top of the...
Everything New Is Old Again
Google Maps finally comes to iOS. Again

Salman Rushdie fatwa turned into Iranian video game

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The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of his Verdict unveiled as Tehran hosts games expoSalman Rushdie was the target of a notorious fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic of Iran, 23 years ago. Now, the author of The Satanic Verses is the subject...
Salman Rushdie fatwa turned into Iranian video game
The MacBook Pro Strikes Back (With Retina Power)

Last week on GigaOM Pro: Lessons from Sandy for the cloud and battery industries

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It’s been a tumultuous week – Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast, destroying and damaging cities and technical infrastructure along the eastern seaboard. On a much less destructive scale, Apple experienced its own internal storm, as iOS Senior Vice President Scott Forstall abruptly left the company following the iOS Maps...
Last week on GigaOM Pro: Lessons from Sandy for the cloud and battery industries

An iPhone Lover’s (Initial) Thoughts On iPhone 4

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This morning, my colleague Jason Kincaid wrote a very good and very level-headed post about the new iPhone (and the new iOS 4 software) from the perspective of an Android user. I’m going to come at it from the other angle. Recently, I’ve written my takes on both the...
An iPhone Lover’s (Initial) Thoughts On iPhone 4

An iPad-Toting Mom Reviews the Google Nexus 7

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It is the ultimate test: What would your mother think? Usually that question arises around questionable behavior, like dating a stripper or kicking a puppy. I had a more tangible question. If my mother used the brand-new Android Nexus 7 tabletO, would she love it or hate it? Targeting the...
An iPad-Toting Mom Reviews the Google Nexus 7

Editorial: Engadget on Windows Phone 8

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Another day, another major announcement from Microsoft -- and yes, another round of opinions from your humble team at Engadget. Today it's Windows Phone 8, the (finally) formally announced successor to the company's mobile platform. Rather tragically, there's no upgrade path from any current Windows Phone device. Your hot...
Editorial: Engadget on Windows Phone 8
First impressions of Apple's new iPod touch: Superb

Facebook Files, Initial Thoughts

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Not since Google’s 2004 filing have so many journalists sped-read one document at the same time, eager to glean any possible insight unique to their particular point of view or publication and rush to post it before anyone else. Yes, I’m one of those journalists, I suppose, but I know...
Facebook Files, Initial Thoughts

Comparing the iPhone 4s Hardware to the HTC Titan and Dipping into the Windows Phone User Interface

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There's a dramatic difference between 4.7" and 3.5"! Judie: For those of you who missed it, in our last article, Dan and I talked about the circumstances behind how we -- two iPhone 4S users -- each came into possession of an HTC Titan [you can click here to read it]. We...
Comparing the iPhone 4s Hardware to the HTC Titan and Dipping into the Windows Phone User Interface

Harassment by Q&A: Initial Thoughts on Formspring.me

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(This was written for the Digital Media and Learning Project.) Questions-and-answers have played a central role in digital bonding since the early days of Usenet.  Teenagers have consistently co-opted quizzes and surveys and personality tests to talk about themselves with those around them.  They’ve hosted guest books and posted bulletins...
Harassment by Q&A: Initial Thoughts on Formspring.me
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