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Internet in Syria has been restored after being disconnected for over 19 hours

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Internet in Syria has been restored on Wednesday at 14:13 UTC. The country went offline on Tuesday at around 18:45 UTC as Internet connectivity was completely cut across the nation. Renesys was the first to report that Internet access was being re-established in Syria. Syrian Internet is returning.First probes making...
Internet in Syria has been restored after being disconnected for over 19 hours

TV Makers Sony, Vizio Give Google TV a Second Go

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Google’s first efforts to bring Internet (okay, YouTube-centric) content to television sets has become the stuff of lore. Google TV didn’t work onstage during its debut! Logitech stopped making its Google TV box, calling it “a mistake”! And sales were “slightly negative.” But it was evident at January’s Consumer Electronics...
TV Makers Sony, Vizio Give Google TV a Second Go

iPad 3 'to launch on 7 March'

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Tablet to have 'retina' screen and could include 4G connectivity, according to reports – but no word yet on new TV deviceApple will launch the third version of the iPad on Wednesday 7 March at an event in San Francisco, according to a number of reports online. The reports also...
iPad 3 'to launch on 7 March'

Former Amazon exec wants to give free e-books 'to every child on the planet'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale While volunteering at an orphanage in Ecuador, former Amazon executive David Risher came across a padlocked library. When he asked the home’s leader why it was locked, she said that the key was lost, the books were out...
Former Amazon exec wants to give free e-books 'to every child on the planet'

FAVI's Streaming Stick brings Android 4.1 to HDTVs

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Favi Entertainment has began taking pre-orders for its Streaming Stick product that plugs into HDTVs to deliver an Android 4.1-powered Internet and media experience. The stick will bring Internet connectivity to HDMI-equipped TVs thanks to its Wi-Fi radio. A basic remote control is included, but the device will accommodate a...
FAVI's Streaming Stick brings Android 4.1 to HDTVs

Skype rolls out direct carrier billing for call credit in Russia, with a US and Canada launch 'soon'

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Skype users in Russia can now buy additional credit for making calls worldwide using their mobile phone, thanks to a direct operator billing service being offered by Mach. Users can now buy Skype Credit at any time through a browser-based transaction which the firm describes as “secure, seamless and convenient.” The...
Skype rolls out direct carrier billing for call credit in Russia, with a US and Canada launch 'soon'

Google Warns: Clean Your PC or Lose Internet Access

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Infected searchers will get an alert that they need to remove the DNSChanger malware or risk losing Internet connectivity on July 9....
Google Warns: Clean Your PC or Lose Internet Access
Video shows how Hurricane Sandy methodically demolished East Coast web connectivity [video]

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, EBAY, GOOG)

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Good morning! Here's the overnight news. After, come back to SAI for live news and analysis all day. Ad exchange AdBrite will shut down. AdBrite was founded by Philip Kaplan, who made his name running a blog about failed Web 1.0 companies. The average analyst price target for Apple is...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, EBAY, GOOG)

Nintendo announces Wii Mini for $99.99; strips out Internet connectivity, available in Canada only

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The latest trend in the tech world these days seems to be to shrink down old hardware and tack on a “Mini” to it. Nintendo (NTDOY) announced on Tuesday a redesigned Wii Mini that’s more compact for $99.99. The rumor nailed the December 7th launch date, but didn’t report that the...
Nintendo announces Wii Mini for $99.99; strips out Internet connectivity, available in Canada only
Kim Dotcom wants to give New Zealand free Internet by suing the pants off of US government, Hollywood

Smart Homes Get Smarter as Utilities Join In

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The move toward smart homes that are intensively networked and microprocessor-controlled got a small but important push in the U.K. last week. British Gas, one of the country's biggest gas suppliers, announced a partnership with AlertMe, a startup that specializes in remote home monitoring and energy management. AlertMe and its competitors...
Smart Homes Get Smarter as Utilities Join In
Wikipedia to deliver articles via text messages in coming months
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt's Trip To North Korea Wasn't Supposed To Be Public Knowledge (GOOG)

Report: Sony mulls, but ultimately rejects online-only console

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With the video game industry rapidly transitioning from a focus on retail game sales to a marketplace dominated by downloads, it's only a matter of time until a major home console decides to do without physical media at all. It seems that Sony thinks that time is not nigh, however....
Report: Sony mulls, but ultimately rejects online-only console

How to brand a consumer hardware startup

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Branding a world-class consumer hardware company is dramatically different than for consumer software, Web, or mobile companies. Branding begins with storytelling, and crafting compelling stories for hardware requires a fresh perspective. Why? What is the biggest difference between hardware and software products? Touch. The tactile interaction with a physical...
How to brand a consumer hardware startup

After two days offline, Internet in Syria is starting to be restored

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Internet in Syria appears to be coming back. The country went offline two days ago as Internet connectivity was cut in the entire country. Both Renesys and CloudFlare are reporting Internet access appears to have been re-established. The former didn’t give a time, but their post is dated 11:24AM while...
After two days offline, Internet in Syria is starting to be restored

Is DSL Dead? Cable Operators Keep Stealing Phone Companies' Internet Users

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In the game of Internet connectivity, it appears that size does indeed matter: size of the Internet pipe, that is. And in this game, the phone companies keep losing. A new report from the Leichtman Research Group reveals cable operators acquired 330,000 new subscribers in the second quarter of 2012,...
Is DSL Dead? Cable Operators Keep Stealing Phone Companies' Internet Users
Survey says: People start caring about internet on their TVs, but price trumps everything

Olympus announces MEG4.0 wearable display prototype, skips the skydive

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While Google may have grabbed headlines for its recent wearable tech, Olympus is doggedly forging ahead with its own prototypes, seven years on. Unlike Project Glass, the MEG4.0 isn't a standalone structure and needs a glasses frame to hang on, although the sub-30g unit shouldn't tax it too much....
Olympus announces MEG4.0 wearable display prototype, skips the skydive

Work speeds up on new 'prototype' Apple store

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What were you doing at 7 a.m. this beautiful Saturday morning? If you were one of the 12 construction workers building Apple’s new “prototype” store in Palo Alto, you were working hard as the sun came up. Seven workers were pouring concrete, and another five were working on the...
Work speeds up on new 'prototype' Apple store

Google unveils broadband trial for 10 schools in Cape Town using TV white spaces

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Google is continuing its campaign to provide better Internet connectivity through improved spectrum usage today, after it announced a fresh trial for 10 schools in Cape Town, South Africa. These educational institutions will have access to wireless broadband over a white space network, which takes advantage of “white spaces” –...
Google unveils broadband trial for 10 schools in Cape Town using TV white spaces

Senator Wyden Proposes Bill That Would Protect Users From Bogus Data Caps

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We've argued for years that broadband data caps are not -- as the industry would have you believe -- about stopping "data hogs" or making sure that people "pay their fair share," but rather about protecting provider revenue (or, really, secretly increasing fees without "increasing" fees). A recent study from...
Senator Wyden Proposes Bill That Would Protect Users From Bogus Data Caps

Broadcom unveils the world's smallest LTE-Advanced modem for smartphone and tablets

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Chip maker Broadcom has revealed the industry’s smallest LTE-Advanced modem built for smartphones and tablets today. The chip has been designed for top-tier devices and 4G connectivity, combining a full cellular baseband with a world-band radio that is 35 percent smaller than its competitors. Broadcom says the new modem, called the BCM21982,...
Broadcom unveils the world's smallest LTE-Advanced modem for smartphone and tablets
Bladepad: A Kickstarter Project to Make iPhone Gaming Less Painful

LG adds Spotify's music streaming service to all of its upcoming smart media devices

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LG has revealed today that Spotify’s on-demand music streaming service will be supported on all of its smart media products released this year, including Blu-ray players and Blu-ray Home Cinema Systems. In addition, LG says “a selection” of its existing hardware with Internet connectivity in the United States, Europe, Australia...
LG adds Spotify's music streaming service to all of its upcoming smart media devices

The NYPD goes mobile

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The New York City Police Department has released its own official iOS app, simply called NYPD. It’s available now as a free download for the App Store, even in non-U.S. territories, allowing curious users from outside the Big Apple access to a wealth of crime and law enforcement information. The...
The NYPD goes mobile

Will Microsoft's New Xbox Event In May Reveal Always-Online Requirements?

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Microsoft's follow-up to the Xbox 360, currently code named 'Durango,' will likely be unveiled on May 21 at a "small venue" with a focus on initial details and a 2013 company roadmap, sources tell The Verge.  Because this May event is only one month from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in...
Will Microsoft's New Xbox Event In May Reveal Always-Online Requirements?
Adam Orth fired? Microsoft Xbox exec who insulted fans on Twitter has left the company

The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald's

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Joshua Edwards’s eighth-grade paper about the Black Plague came with a McDouble and fries. Joshua sometimes does his homework at a McDonald’s restaurant — not because he is drawn by the burgers, but because the fast-food chain is one of the few places in his small town where he can...
The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald's
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