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Record-breaking NFL tweeter celebrates end of ref lockout

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Green Bay Packers guard TJ Lang sends out one more jab a day after his infamous tweet breaks a retweet record. [Read more]...
Record-breaking NFL tweeter celebrates end of ref lockout

Sony applies for 'head control' patent to frustrate non-verbal communicators

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The company formerly known as Sony Ericsson applied for a patent in 2010 that's yet to be granted, but you never know, one day it might wind up in a handset near you. Having recently introduced the "floating touch" Xperia Sola that doesn't require your hands to make contact...
Sony applies for 'head control' patent to frustrate non-verbal communicators

Kickstarter project ‘Brydge’ makes iPad like MacBook Air — no toaster required

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Apple CEO Tim Cook took a thinly veiled jab at Microsoft and Windows PC makers yesterday, saying that the notion of a hybrid tablet/notebook requires so many trade-offs that no one ends up being happy in the end. “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are...
Kickstarter project ‘Brydge’ makes iPad like MacBook Air — no toaster required

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins Takes a Jab at Apple's iPhone

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Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins directed a surprising punch at Apple and its iPhone in an interview with an Australian newspaper Monday....
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins Takes a Jab at Apple's iPhone

Phil Schiller: Galaxy S IV is already outdated (also, the iPhone is better)

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Phil Schiller thinks Android and Samsung have got smartphones all wrong — and he really, really, wants you to know it. As a part of his anti-Samsung, pre-Galaxy S IV launch media tour, the Apple marketing chief is making clear his preemptive distaste for what Samsung is cooking up. His first jab?...
Phil Schiller: Galaxy S IV is already outdated (also, the iPhone is better)

Wozniak On The iPhone 5: Apple Has Become Arrogant

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It's become very clear that Steve Wozniak has no qualms about criticizing the company he helped found with Steve Jobs. His latest jab comes from an interview with TechCentral, a technology site based in South Africa. When asked about the iPhone 5, Wozniak called Apple arrogant for not including a...
Wozniak On The iPhone 5: Apple Has Become Arrogant

Google's Upcoming Maps App Includes Smarter Venue Search, Waze-Like Rerouting

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It wasn’t that long ago that iPhone users were cheering about the release of Google Maps for iOS. Now Google is readying is next update to the Maps mobile app, which will be rolled out for both Android and iOS devices sometime “this summer.” The app will be optimized for...
Google's Upcoming Maps App Includes Smarter Venue Search, Waze-Like Rerouting
Dish Names Its Hopper DVR Best In Show At CES In A Hilarious Jab At The CBS-CNET Censorship Debacle (DISH, CBS)

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Has Arrived: Photo Sphere Panoramic Camera, Gesture Typing, Wireless HDTV Streaming

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Google unfortunately had to cancel its Nexus event in NYC today, but not snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this Google from the swift announcement of its appointed products. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (not Key Lime Pie, as some had previously pontificated) has arrived. The software...
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Has Arrived: Photo Sphere Panoramic Camera, Gesture Typing, Wireless HDTV Streaming
South Park creators introduce their game and playfully mock Microsoft

Shifting World - review

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Nintendo 3DS, Rising Star, cert: 3If the Shifting World title sounds familiar, it is because the 2D platforming game started life as a range of cult browser titles, playable on the internet. Back in 2008 that series was named Shift, and charmed many who stumbled upon its stark monochrome visuals...
Shifting World - review

Twilio’s European March Continues With Its First Full-Time Hire Outside The U.S. [And Telefonica Loses One]

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Twilio, developer of a VoIP API that is used by companies like eBay, Airbnb and Hulu to add voice services into their consumer apps, has been adding support for European countries as part of its expansion strategy, first the UK and then Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland and Poland. Now Twilio...
Twilio’s European March Continues With Its First Full-Time Hire Outside The U.S. [And Telefonica Loses One]

Amazon Kindle Fire ad: three of these less than one iPad

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Amazon has started running one of its first TV ads for the Kindle Fire this week in a conspicuous jab at Apple. The spot (below) recalls Amazon's earlier ads criticizing the poor readability of the iPad but, this time, has an answer to the regular Kindle's lack of features. The...
Amazon Kindle Fire ad: three of these less than one iPad

Tim Cook On Microsoft's Surface Tablet: It's Like A Car That Flies And Floats (AAPL, MSFT)

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On the company's earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about Microsoft's attempt to crack the tablet market with the Surface. He warned that he hasn't played with one himself, but from what he's read, "it's a fairly compromised, confusing product." He added, that one of the toughest things...
Tim Cook On Microsoft's Surface Tablet: It's Like A Car That Flies And Floats (AAPL, MSFT)

Eyes-on: University of Pennsylvania's TitanArm exoskeleton (video)

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TitanArm already took home silver in a competition for senior projects at the University of Pennsylvania, and now the team behind it is visiting Orlando to compete in the Intel-sponsored Cornell Cup for embedded design. We stopped by the showroom and snagged a few minutes with the crew to...
Eyes-on: University of Pennsylvania's TitanArm exoskeleton (video)

Sorry, Samsung, iPhone Is Not Your Mother's Smartphone

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The iPhone owes its ongoing success partly to Apple's success at making it one of the coolest devices a consumer could buy. But perception is shifting, and now the iPhone is coming to be seen as "your Mom's smartphone." At least, that's what Samsung wants you to believe. The culmination...
Sorry, Samsung, iPhone Is Not Your Mother's Smartphone

China Mobile confronts WeChat's stellar growth with plans to resurrect its own messaging service

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As users all over the world gradually abandon traditional SMS in favor of more affordable and social alternatives, China Mobile, the largest telecom operator in the PRC, hasn’t been content to sit back and watch its revenues decline. In direct jab at Tencent WeChat, the firm revealed that it intends...
China Mobile confronts WeChat's stellar growth with plans to resurrect its own messaging service
PayPal Here launched today, a direct — and triangular — competitor with Square

Foursquare Launches Numbered Ratings System

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Foursquare on Monday unveiled a new numbers-based ratings system for locations within the mobile app. When users look for locations to visit using the “Explore” feature, places are ranked on a 10-point scale, taking into account signals like tips, loyalty and popularity. In a jab to competitor Yelp, Foursquare claims...
Foursquare Launches Numbered Ratings System

When your friends poke you on Facebook, this machine will poke you in real life

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I’m sure I’m not alone, but I’ve never really understood the Facebook poke. The attempt to get someone’s attention by virtually jabbing your finger in their side or arm, or wherever else you might picture the poke landing, just doesn’t make sense. Despite that, through all of the changes that...
When your friends poke you on Facebook, this machine will poke you in real life
Ex-Google employees embark on mission to stop Google from tracking users

Iran launches Spanish TV in jab at US 'dominance' (AP)

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AP - Iran's president on Tuesday lauded his country's newly launched Spanish-language satellite TV channel, saying it would deal a blow to "dominance seekers" — remarks that were an apparent jab at the U.S. and the West....
Iran launches Spanish TV in jab at US 'dominance' (AP)

Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

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Apple had the best-selling smartphone during the last two quarters of 2012 and its corporate profits, driven primarily by the iPhone, are through the roof — it made over $13 billion in the last quarter alone. Yet its competitors smell blood. Samsung attacked first, with its 2012 ad campaign making...
Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

Wake Up, Sheeple: Samsung Hypes Next Galaxy S Smartphone

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The best way to get someone to spread your dumb video is to include something controversial. That’s day one material in Viral YouTube Marketing 101. And so, Samsung, clearly a graduate of said class tapped that knowledge and took a shot at iPhone users, somewhat calling them sheep for...
Wake Up, Sheeple: Samsung Hypes Next Galaxy S Smartphone
Apple gets ‘Samsunged’ again, this time by Amazon [video]

So you think you're a home game console now, do you iPad?

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Apple's jab at the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 wasn't technically inaccurate, but its implications are way off the mark. [Read more]...
So you think you're a home game console now, do you iPad?

Now The 'Ain't Nobody Got Time' Lady Is A Startup Spokesperson

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Remember Sweet Brown, the Oklahoma City woman who told a local TV-news station that she fled an apartment fire because she suffered from bronchitis and "ain't nobody got time for that"? The video became a viral sensation, gathering 1 million views on YouTube within 48 hours and launching Sweet Brown's...
Now The 'Ain't Nobody Got Time' Lady Is A Startup Spokesperson

Ex-Pandemic Employees Jab EA With New iPhone Game

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Ex-Pandemic Employees Jab EA With New iPhone Game
Barack Obama and Bill Clinton pay tribute to Steve Jobs at Webby Awards
Apple's Phil Schiller on Android malware: 'be safe out there'
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