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Huawei GL07S revealed for Japan, looks like the Ascend P2

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This one's a little puzzling. Japanese carrier Emobile has announced a new phone from Huawei, the memorably-named GL07S. The confusing part is that it looks almost identical to the black-colored Ascend P2, with the same three-line menu button differentiating it from another handset leak. It's hard to say just...
Huawei GL07S revealed for Japan, looks like the Ascend P2

As Software Industry Patent Wars Rage, the Consumer Is Not Without an Advocate

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Microsoft’s recent acquisition of a $1 billion chunk of AOL’s patent portfolio, followed hot on its heels by Facebook’s payment to Microsoft for access to a significant part of that portfolio, is just the latest intrigue in what has become a worldwide intellectual property mêlée between the tech giants. No...
As Software Industry Patent Wars Rage, the Consumer Is Not Without an Advocate
Small tablets = big engagement: 20% more pageviews, more time on site for e-readers

The DeanBeat: billionaire Mark Pincus breaks out of quiet period (exclusive interview)

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Mark Pincus is the newest billionaire in Silicon Valley, thanks to the December initial public offering of Zynga, the social game giant he founded in 2007. For much of last year, Zynga was in a quiet period leading up to its IPO and Pincus had to wear a muzzle....
The DeanBeat: billionaire Mark Pincus breaks out of quiet period (exclusive interview)

Fault lines: The lesser known wars in high technology

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In TNW’s ever-running communications back channel, I tossed out a few technology relationships that I found to be significant and, often, contentious. This post is an extension of those thoughts. Who is your friend? Assuming that the enemy of your enemy is your friend, then it might stand to reason that if...
Fault lines: The lesser known wars in high technology

Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Samsung Galaxy Notes, courtesy of 1SaleADay!

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Is it a phone, a tablet or a fabulous phablet? You can call it whatever you want, but we're going to throw it into a new category for two days: free. Indeed, we have two unlocked Samsung Galaxy Notes (N9000) ready to distribute out to two lucky readers, and...
Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Samsung Galaxy Notes, courtesy of 1SaleADay!
A Deeper Look Inside Apple’s Secrecy And Its Sustainability

Standard optical fiber transmits 1.7Tbps over core network

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Chinese telecommunications provider ZTE held a field demonstration of an optical network capable of transmitting 1.7Tbps, the company announced today. The network used Wavelength Division Multiplexing to achieve the thousand-gigabit speeds, which separates data into different wavelengths and transmits those wavelengths over the same optical fiber. In ZTE's demonstration, the...
Standard optical fiber transmits 1.7Tbps over core network

T-Mobile HTC One S hands-on at MWC 2012

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You know that One phone announced by HTC on Sunday? Well, it's actually a series of three phones, and we already know that a couple of them (at least) are going to be landing on the shelves of your friendly American corner retail store. We got a look at...
T-Mobile HTC One S hands-on at MWC 2012

Augmented Reality Game Gets Player Arrested: The First Of Many?

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Ingress, the Alternate/Augmented Reality (AR) game from Google's Niantic Labs, is a major evolution of mobile gaming. Apparently, it's also a good way to get arrested. According to a post on Reddit (I know, I know - but stay with me on this), an Ingress player in Ohio was detained by...
Augmented Reality Game Gets Player Arrested: The First Of Many?

Here Are Jessica Alba And Gwen Stefani In The New Windows Phone 8 Campaign

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Microsoft is rolling out its new ad campaign for Windows Phone 8 tonight, and it features a star studded group of spokespeople. The agency is Crispin Porter + Bogusky. The spots airing during "Modern Family," "The Voice," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ask viewers to "Meet Jessica" (Alba) and "Meet Gwen"...
Here Are Jessica Alba And Gwen Stefani In The New Windows Phone 8 Campaign

Prediction maker Prediki lands $650k via Austrian government program, ahead of 2013 launch

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Prediki, an Austrian startup that specializes in developing predictions and forward-looking analysis, has landed $650,000 (€500,000) in seed funding from Austria’s federal bank, Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (AWS). The company, currently in stealth mode, runs a platform which, it says, enables “collaborative predictions and analysis for future questions of all kinds.” Interesting...
Prediction maker Prediki lands $650k via Austrian government program, ahead of 2013 launch

Paul Maritz reportedly out at VMware, sparking wave of speculation on what's next

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VMware boss Paul Maritz is reportedly stepping down Whoa, it’s been quite a day for changes in the executive offices. First, Marissa Mayer takes over the helm of Yahoo. And now reports are circulating that Paul Maritz, the CEO of VMware, is stepping down. There’s no official word on VMware’s...
Paul Maritz reportedly out at VMware, sparking wave of speculation on what's next

Square's COO Keith Rabois Quits

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Square has lost a key executive, for unexplained reasons. Square has released a statement saying that its Chief Executive Officer Keith Rabois is leaving the company, lavishing praise on Rabois but refraining from saying why he left. Rabois, AllThingsD points out, has simply said that "it is better at...
Square's COO Keith Rabois Quits

Data Killer tuns hard drives into blank slates with the push of a button (video)

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Let's say you're embroiled in an international tale of espionage and intrigue, and you've got hard drives filled with incriminating evidence and top secret information. You could dispose of that potentially dangerous data by manually wiping each disk with multiple passes of a disk erasing app or, you could...
Data Killer tuns hard drives into blank slates with the push of a button (video)

Google Wave reaches zero amplitude

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We knew it was coming, but alas, the loss of Google Wave hits us anew now that the execution date has finally come. To say we fully grokked this platform would be untrue, but as we dug through its history to gather our thoughts, we realized what a misunderstood...
Google Wave reaches zero amplitude

Windows Phone steals third place from BlackBerry in IDC smartphone ranking

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First and second place in the smartphone OS wars is a foregone conclusion with Android and iOS (respectively) strongly entrenched, but the battle for third place is now full of intrigue. BlackBerry and Microsoft have each stepped up their games with their respective BB10 and WP8 OS's of late,...
Windows Phone steals third place from BlackBerry in IDC smartphone ranking

Apple marketing chief attacks Android before Samsung launch

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Apple's Phil Schiller says Android operating system isn't as good as iPhone and phone services 'don't work seamlessly together'Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller has made a surprising attack on Android, and by implication Samsung, just hours before the launch of the Korean rival's latest flagship phone, saying that the Android...
Apple marketing chief attacks Android before Samsung launch

The Most Frequently Asked Questions In Search Retargeting

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Since we first brought true Search Retargeting to the market several years ago, we have seen a shift in the questions that prospects want answers to. Two years ago, the market was fuelled by excitement and intrigue, ‘how does it work?’, ‘how much does it cost?’ and ‘how do we...
The Most Frequently Asked Questions In Search Retargeting

Hon Hai's New Invention Takes "Think Different" to Extremes

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Today's the big day. The iPhone 5 will debut later this morning and the new design by Jony Ive and company is bound to intrigue us all and hopefully depress the Samsung camp. Macites can never get enough .......
Hon Hai's New Invention Takes "Think Different" to Extremes

Apple's New iPhone Software Is 'Polarizing,' Hears Plugged-In Apple Blogger John Gruber (AAPL)

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We're just one day away from Apple's big developer conference, WWDC. While we think we know what to expect, plugged-in Apple blogger John Gruber says he's not sure what Apple has up its sleeve. He says this is the first time in years that he didn't really know what to...
Apple's New iPhone Software Is 'Polarizing,' Hears Plugged-In Apple Blogger John Gruber (AAPL)

Defense Distributed Creates 3-D Printable Gun Parts Database

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The non-profit is now hunting profits. Defense Distributed is already controversial for its plans to release 3-D printable gun part templates as freely as possible, but the non-profit has now added another level of intrigue to its operations: It's going to announce a spinoff startup company, hosted at Defcad.com,...
Defense Distributed Creates 3-D Printable Gun Parts Database
Magical mystery machine: How Memoto's lifelogging camera could change our memories

Samsung 'Baffin' pops up in FCC; reportedly mixes 5-inch WVGA display, quad-core CPU

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Apparently feeling we were running low on Galaxy smartphones after the current lineup of Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III mini and Galaxy Note II, Samsung's SHV-E270L just made the FCC rounds and is rumored to be next in line. Flashing its codename "Baffin" in the documents, this device...
Samsung 'Baffin' pops up in FCC; reportedly mixes 5-inch WVGA display, quad-core CPU

Tim Stevens is the nicest guy in tech

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Not to mention one of the most powerful. The editor in chief of Engadget plays a crucial -- if not always acknowledged -- role in the $190 billion consumer electronics industry. And, in a cast of blowhards and rascals, he's a different sort of editor -- the kind that might...
Tim Stevens is the nicest guy in tech
HP teases February 14th 'Think Outside The Box' enterprise event

Deadspin Shows Again That New News Media Can Do Investigative Journalism

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If you sit down quietly, wherever you are, close your eyes, quiet your heart, and listen closely enough, you'll be able to hear someone somewhere talking about how journalism is dead and the internet killed it. Even some of traditional news media's players draw an odd distinction between paper and...
Deadspin Shows Again That New News Media Can Do Investigative Journalism

Must See HDTV (March 25th - 31st)

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The second weekend of the NCAA Basketball tournament takes place this week with the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, but hoops fans will also want to keep an eye on the streaking Miami Heat. Meanwhile, some sci fi / fantasy favorites are highlights thanks to their seasonal return or...
Must See HDTV (March 25th - 31st)

Deadlight - review

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XBLA, Microsoft, cert: 18, out: Wednesday 1 AugustVideogames used to be content to take their cues from action movies; Deadlight is the latest title at pains to stress that it's as indebted to Joseph Conrad as it is to James Cameron.It may be set in a zombie-ravaged dystopia, but the...
Deadlight - review

Facebook Is Building The Facebook Phone Right In Front Of Our Eyes (FB)

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One of the many points of intrigue around Facebook's future centers on the mobile phone market. It has been reportedly working on a mobile operating system for its own phone since 2010. The original OS was shelved, then a new team came in, and worked on it again. As of...
Facebook Is Building The Facebook Phone Right In Front Of Our Eyes (FB)
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