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Russia wants United Nations to have control of the internet

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Pause your download — the internet is in for a serious shake-up. A recent bit of leaked information has Russia leading a charge to put the IP-based networks completely under United Nations control. Instead of private organizations controlling the standards and best practices of internet, this would have governmental bodies...
Russia wants United Nations to have control of the internet
Behold The Slingshot Drone

Bloomsbury's ebook sales jump 89% in first half, but pre-tax profits fall by 40% overall

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Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury has reported revenue rises of 2% in the six months leading to the end of August this year, however overall the publisher’s pre-tax profits (stripping out costs for international relocation etc) fell by 40%, dropping to £0.9m ($1.44 million) from £1.5m on the previous year. Digging...
Bloomsbury's ebook sales jump 89% in first half, but pre-tax profits fall by 40% overall

How-To: XBMC 11 the XBMCbuntu way

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For all intents and purposes, the original Xbox, with its NVIDIA GPU, 8-10GB hard disk and custom Pentium III processor was a high-end PC for its time -- albeit, one that connected to a television. What Microsoft didn't realize back then, though, was that when you put that kind...
How-To: XBMC 11 the XBMCbuntu way

Patent application hints at Voice Actions for Google TV

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Android on your phone can send texts, perform searches, set alarms and execute plenty of other tasks with little more than a simple voice command. Google TV is, for all intents and purposes, just Android blown up to fill your 42-inch TV -- so it would only make sense...
Patent application hints at Voice Actions for Google TV

RIM's Potential Blackberry 10 Licensing Partners: Few & Far Between

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Research In Motion has nearly finished developing its BlackBerry 10 operating system. New smartphones from the Canadian manufacturer are expected to be released at the beginning of 2013, but they may not be the only Blackberry 10 devices. According to reports, RIM is open to licensing BlackBerry 10 to other...
RIM's Potential Blackberry 10 Licensing Partners: Few & Far Between

The "Other" Facebook inbox you didn't know you had

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I know loads of Facebook users who never bother to check their notifications. You know, that area in the top-left corner of the screen, the one with the little red number badges? From left to right, those little icons consist of the following: Friend Requests, Inbox, and Notifications. To...
The "Other" Facebook inbox you didn't know you had

Identified Hits 1.5M Active Users, 202M Profiles, But Can It Beat BranchOut (Or LinkedIn)?

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The professional networking space has been heating up over the last few years, with a number of players vying for control of our digital resumes, job and employment searches, and career buildings. For all intents and purposes, LinkedIn controls the mindshare, but a couple of newcomers are beginning to give...
Identified Hits 1.5M Active Users, 202M Profiles, But Can It Beat BranchOut (Or LinkedIn)?

Oracle and HP: Trial Is On Over Itanium Dispute

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Oracle and Hewlett-Packard are going to settle their dispute over the Itanium chip in a courtroom trial after the judge in their lawsuit refused to issue summary judgement for either side. The two companies had asked the judge to essentially throw out the other side’s complaint and rule in their...
Oracle and HP: Trial Is On Over Itanium Dispute

Why Reddit Politics ban on Gawker will stay, by a moderator

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A moderator on Reddit's /r/Politics subreddit explains why it will keep blocking Gawker - and why Violentacrez wasn't so badOn Monday the Guardian ran a comment piece by James Ball on Reddit's decision to ban links to the gossip website Gawker after one of Gawker's writers confronted, and then revealed...
Why Reddit Politics ban on Gawker will stay, by a moderator

Hey devs, Amazon apps can make almost as much as iOS apps

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It’s fairly obvious by now that iOS and Android are the top dogs in mobile, so the battle is on for the third platform player. I wrote off BlackBerry a while ago, and got some confirmation of that Thursday. Windows Phone is looking better and better to be No. 3...
Hey devs, Amazon apps can make almost as much as iOS apps

Why it's time for a Google smart watch

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Google is exploring the idea of making a smart watch according to a Business Insider source. The unnamed source suggests that Google is researching how to market such a device and BI notes certain relevant patents Google has that would support such a product. Even with the report, which I’d consider a rumor...
Why it's time for a Google smart watch

Jumptap: Use of Native Apps Verse Mobile Web is Tied

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The mobile advertising industry was a $1 billion business in 2011. For reference, it was 1998 when Web advertising hit the $1 billion mark. In 2010, it was a $26 billion industry fueling the growth of companies like Google and other Web-centric properties. Mobile advertising is expected to be a...
Jumptap: Use of Native Apps Verse Mobile Web is Tied

What Businesses Can Learn From Romney's $120,000 Twitter Splurge

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On Thursday, Aug. 30, the same day Mitt Romney delivered his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, two topics skyrocketed to the top of Twitter trends, the real-time ranking of what the network's 500 million users are buzzing about. Topping the list, right up there with Jersey Shore, was...
What Businesses Can Learn From Romney's $120,000 Twitter Splurge

Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon hands-on

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The Lumia 928 isn't the first of Nokia's Windows Phone 8 handsets to hit Verizon -- that distinction goes to the 822 -- but for all intents and purposes, it's the first true flagship Lumia to bear Big Red's branding. From the jump, you'll note that Nokia's bent somewhat...
Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon hands-on
ZTE's Grand X IN pairs Medfield and Android 4.0 for the first time, launching next month

QuickShot: This iOS app helps you capture those Kodak Moments with literally one click

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Now, I often talk about loving simple apps that offer only one or two features, but do them very well. Sometimes I feel like a broken record on this front, but an excessive number of features can often detract from the overall experience. However, this next app takes simplicity to...
QuickShot: This iOS app helps you capture those Kodak Moments with literally one click
I Just Realized How Zealously Facebook Tracks Me And Sells That Info To Advertisers (FB)

Why Google's Acquisition Announcement today is HUGE

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I can't ever remember a year where 'sparring product and /or acquisition announcements' have come so frequently as they have from tech competitors Google, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook over the past 6 months. Earlier today Google announced the acquisition of Picnik, an online photo editing service, perhaps  best-known for their...
Why Google's Acquisition Announcement today is HUGE
Yahoo's Q2 earnings give Marissa Mayer a good starting point for improvement

Princeton's nanomesh nearly triples solar cell efficiency

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There is huge potential in solar power. The sun is a giant ball of burning hydrogen in the sky, and it’s going to be sticking around for at least a few more billion years. For all intents and purposes, it’s a free source of energy. Sadly, humanity hasn’t been very...
Princeton's nanomesh nearly triples solar cell efficiency

End of an era: Disney shuts down internal game development at LucasArts

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The company behind games ranging from Monkey Island and Grim Fandango to X-wing vs. TIE Fighter and Jedi Knight is effectively no more. Disney announced today that it is shutting down internal development of games through its LucasArts subsidiary. "After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided...
End of an era: Disney shuts down internal game development at LucasArts

Android apps make Nikon's Coolpix S800c a smarter digital camera

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You can’t call Nikon’s newest digital camera a smartphone, but it does run Google Android and includes built-in radios for Wi-Fi and GPS. About the only thing missing from the Coolpix S800c is cellular voice calling, or else it could be considered a smartphone: One with a 16 megapixel camera...
Android apps make Nikon's Coolpix S800c a smarter digital camera

The next Apple

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If there were any doubts that Apple CEO Tim Cook was afraid to take the reigns and remake the company if necessary, those should now be gone. As of last week, Apple ceased to be the House of Jobs and has become Cook’s domain. With the removal of iOS chief...
The next Apple

Baidu Q2 Sales Up 60% To $859M; Search Giant Keeps Focus On Mobile, Cloud Ahead

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Search is going very strong in China, and leading player Baidu continues to reap the benefits. In its Q2 results, the company reported sales of 5.456 billion yuan ($858.8 million), up 59.8 percent compared to the same quarter in 2011. The company’s chairman and chief exec, Robin Li, said in...
Baidu Q2 Sales Up 60% To $859M; Search Giant Keeps Focus On Mobile, Cloud Ahead

Does TiVo make Products or Patents?

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For all intents and purposes, TiVo “invented” the DVR. Actually, they didn’t, but it’s a fair statement that they first successfully commercialized it and brought the concept to the massess.  Further, they did it with competition (ReplayTV), which is often the exact thing that stalls new consumer technology adoption....
Does TiVo make Products or Patents?

We shouldn’t let great apps fade away – it’s time for an App Museum

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Just before I deleted the now-defunct app Oink from my iPhone last night, I took one last look at it. Regardless of whether or not it was destined for success, it was one gorgeous app with a fun user experience too. As I erased it, I realized that it was one...
We shouldn’t let great apps fade away – it’s time for an App Museum

Google+ iOS app updated, instant image upload in tow

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This Valentine's Day, the gang over at Google showed iOS users some social-networking love by releasing an update to its Google+ application. Aside from providing "various bug fixes and performance improvements," G+ gave iOS Nation access to a feature that Android users have enjoyed for quite some time: instant...
Google+ iOS app updated, instant image upload in tow

Yahoo's Summly Acquisition Details: Featuring Yoko Ono, Ashton Kutcher, The "Adorkable" Nick D'Aloisio, And $30 Million

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Summing up Summly. Yesterday, Yahoo announced that it had bought Summly, a neat little mobile news aggregator created by a schoolboy from London. It looked to all intents and purposes like an acqui-hire, with two-thirds of Summly's top team relocating from the British capital to the Yahoo campus. But...
Yahoo's Summly Acquisition Details: Featuring Yoko Ono, Ashton Kutcher, The "Adorkable" Nick D'Aloisio, And $30 Million

Hackers leak Symantec source code after failed $50,000 extortion sting

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A group of Anonymous hackers leaked what appears to be stolen source code from the antivirus company Symantec Monday night, following a month of fruitless negotiations. Symantec admitted yesterday that it’s been involved with a sting operation by law enforcement centering on a $50,000 extortion attempt from the hackers, who...
Hackers leak Symantec source code after failed $50,000 extortion sting
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