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initial wave

Young coders: the experts' view

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Three different views on why we need to be able to programKevin Fong: senior lecturer in physiology and TV presenterI remember the excitement of coding during the initial wave of PC technology – the Observer magazine would run weekly adverts for the ZX81, and there was a sense that coding...
Young coders: the experts' view
An iPad Lover's Take On The Surface With Windows RT

This week in Social Media: Tumblr introduces $25,000 ads, Facebook wants to save lives and more

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It’s that time of week again when we take a look at the latest social media news, and highlight some of the biggest and most interesting stories. Facebook: All your headlines are belong to us It’s been a busy week of Facebook headlines, with everything from new features, spam filter...
This week in Social Media: Tumblr introduces $25,000 ads, Facebook wants to save lives and more

As Reports Swirl Around Spotify's Video Ambitions, It Inks An Integration Deal With LG For Media Players And Other Smart Devices

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No, Spotify has not just officially announced a reported move into video services, but the music streaming startup is continuing to put itself into the same places where video is. Today, Spotify announced with LG that it would be integrating its premium, paid service on to a range of connected...
As Reports Swirl Around Spotify's Video Ambitions, It Inks An Integration Deal With LG For Media Players And Other Smart Devices

Google Nexus 7 currently out of stock or backordered at most retailers

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With Google and several retailers accepting preorders for the new Nexus 7 tablet leading up to last week’s launch, it appears Google is selling the device as quickly as it can ship it to retailers. As noted by Cnet, Several of Google’s key retail partners including GameStop, Staples, Sam’s Club,...
Google Nexus 7 currently out of stock or backordered at most retailers
Microsoft Surface Day 3: Thoughts on hardware, and trying to link Surface with iPhone

Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

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Apple has published a new update to its Labor and Human Rights page that claims a new high of 99% compliance with China’s maximum 60-hour work week throughout its supply chain. Apple’s December update noted that it was tracking 1 million workers. In line with Chinese labor laws, Apple requires that workers...
Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

AT&T bumps up Galaxy S 4 shipping date to April 23rd

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AT&T subscribers might not have to worry that their Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular friends will tease them while they're waiting for their Galaxy S 4 to arrive. While Big Blue was originally promising an April 30th date for the headlining Android phone, the carrier has quietly moved up...
AT&T bumps up Galaxy S 4 shipping date to April 23rd

Bypass Grabs $3.5M From eBay, Nolan Ryan & Others To Help Big-Ticket Venues Upgrade Their Payment Solutions

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Software may be eating the world, but at present, it’s only been nibbling at entertainment venues and sports stadiums. With the wave of easy-to-use, mobile friendly payment solutions like Square, sweeping through eCommerce, vendors are well aware that they need to upgrade their clunky payment systems. But the problem, Brandon...
Bypass Grabs $3.5M From eBay, Nolan Ryan & Others To Help Big-Ticket Venues Upgrade Their Payment Solutions

Apple is opening its second retail store in Hong Kong on September 29

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We’ve known for a while that Apple is developing a new retail in Hong Kong and now the store has been given an official launch date, after the company revealed it will open its doors on September 29. The information for the Festival Walk-based store is up on the Apple Hong...
Apple is opening its second retail store in Hong Kong on September 29

TripAdvisor applies lessons from its other popular apps to new Local Picks restaurant review app

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TripAdvisor’s revamped restaurant ratings app Local Picks helps users share where they’ve eaten and find new spots to try. The Facebook app also feeds TripAdvisor valuable data for its social travel site. TripAdvisor is the No. 10 Facebook app developer according to our AppData tracking service. Five years since launch,...
TripAdvisor applies lessons from its other popular apps to new Local Picks restaurant review app

Apple's A6 CPU actually clocked at around 1.3GHz, per new Geekbench report

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As the initial wave of iPhone 5 reviews hit, it looked as if Apple's dual-core A6 processor was sporting a clock speed of around 1GHz. We saw reports (and confirmed with our own handset) ranging between 1.00 and 1.02GHz, but a new Geekbench build (v2.3.6) has today revealed a...
Apple's A6 CPU actually clocked at around 1.3GHz, per new Geekbench report

Shai Agassi quits board of Better Place

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Future of green technology firm is uncertain following departure of its founder and electric vehicle pioneerShai Agassi, the pioneer of electric vehicles, has severed his connections with Better Place, the company he founded, casting a pall over the prospects for the green technology.The Israeli entrepreneur was said to be involved...
Shai Agassi quits board of Better Place

How Journalists Are Using SoundCloud

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Musicians and remixers were among the first to settle into SoundCloud, but the social audio-sharing service has been expanding in new directions. The company is sharpening its focus on providing a hub for radio-style journalism and commentary with an interactive twist. (This is part four of a four-part series on how...
How Journalists Are Using SoundCloud

Washington Post Reveals New Details, Slides on PRISM Data Collection Program

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The Washington Post has revealed a new set of slides regarding PRISM, the government program aimed at collecting information such as emails, photos, messages and voice call data from nine of the world’s largest Internet companies. The new set of slides — which come nearly one month after the original...
Washington Post Reveals New Details, Slides on PRISM Data Collection Program
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