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Developer Services Lumped Together In The Oracle "Cloud" With Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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Oracle made a gesture to developers today with a new platform play it unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld. But a closer look shows Oracle is lumping developer services with every possible “cloud” offering you can imagine that the company sells. It’s all of course still on the Oracle cloud, a beast of...
Developer Services Lumped Together In The Oracle "Cloud" With Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Replaceable

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Chris Saad is onto something, he says "Open is not enough, time to raise the bar: Interoperable." But I think the idea that Chris is really searching for is Replaceable. Think of it this way. There is no root to the web. There is no home page. No place you...
Replaceable

Why No Love for the Universal Inbox?

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A couple of years ago, the new launch from Webwalks, a universal inbox, news aggregator, password manager and kitchen sink-type application would have caught my eye. I'd rush out to try it, merging my multiple accounts under its one roof then wait to see how well my life improved, how...
Why No Love for the Universal Inbox?

Ten Things To Think About When Designing Your iPad App

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Like most well-designed things, the magic of an iPad app comes from a union of usefulness, usability and meaning. Games aside, the app must be useful by solving a problem that people actually have through the right set of functionality at the right time. It must be easy to use...
Ten Things To Think About When Designing Your iPad App

Is Malibu Media About To Become The Righthaven Of Porn Trolls?

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Last month we wrote about an interesting case in which a judge effectively called the bluff of Malibu Media, a copyright trolling operation that has filed 365 lawsuits, targeting about 6,000 people. And, of course, it's never taken a single one to an actual trial, because that does not appear...
Is Malibu Media About To Become The Righthaven Of Porn Trolls?

The 7 deadly sins of mobile app design

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This story is brought to you by Sourcebits, a Global leader in Strategy, User Experience & Engineering for Mobile & Cloud. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. In Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy wrote that “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its...
The 7 deadly sins of mobile app design

Facebook for Windows Phone rolls in threaded messaging, tagging, kitchen sink

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Some have called Microsoft's Facebook app for Windows Phone a red-headed stepchild to the Android and iOS darlings, but it's making up for lost time in good fashion with a 2.5 update. Those who live a Metro life now get full Facebook conversation threads with group support, so they're...
Facebook for Windows Phone rolls in threaded messaging, tagging, kitchen sink

ET deals: Alienware m14x gaming laptop, HP Envy 27 IPS monitor, more

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Today's best deals across the web are chock-full of high performance PCs, awe-inspiring monitors, and enough gadgets to make any geek salivate. Leading the pack is the Alienware m14x, a 14-inch laptop that packs everything but the kitchen sink under its extraterrestrial chassis. This model sports a Core i5 processor,...
ET deals: Alienware m14x gaming laptop, HP Envy 27 IPS monitor, more

Chris Evans' Lawyer Threatens Forum; Apparently Unfamiliar With Free Speech, Safe Harbors & Streisand Effect

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What is it with lawyers who default to being over-aggressive, without (apparently) stopping to think about how such aggression will almost certainly backfire? Today's such story focuses on one Neil Meyer, a prominent Beverly Hills lawyer, who represents the Hollywood actor Chris Evans. On June 12th, a blog called the...
Chris Evans' Lawyer Threatens Forum; Apparently Unfamiliar With Free Speech, Safe Harbors & Streisand Effect

Two Reasons Everyone Can Stop Freaking Out About Facebook's Latest Financial Disclosure

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Yesterday, Facebook updated its filing with the SEC to warn that its ad rates will, on average, go down, now that it starting to sell ads on mobile. This has a lot of people worried about Facebook, suddenly, because mobile was supposed to be on of the company's big growth...
Two Reasons Everyone Can Stop Freaking Out About Facebook's Latest Financial Disclosure

BBC introduces Red Button to the internet, thinks they'll be great pals

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Since 1999, the BBC's Red Button feature has delivered alternative camera angles, sports scores and the like over broadcast spectrum, but it's now set to become internet enabled. Channel surfers shouldn't expect a full-blown web experience, however, as the Beebs stresses it's not about to include everything and the...
BBC introduces Red Button to the internet, thinks they'll be great pals
Tradesparq brings a social networking approach to sourcing foreign suppliers

Tech Blogs 100% Absolutely, Totally Not Sure What Facebook Will Announce Tomorrow

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Facebook is gathering the world's press to its Menlo Park, California, headquarters on January 15 for a very special, very huge announcement. Like, mega huge. Like, the-world-will-never-be-the-same huge. And because it is not yet tomorrow, at this point, today, nobody actually seems to know exactly what Facebook will announce, and...
Tech Blogs 100% Absolutely, Totally Not Sure What Facebook Will Announce Tomorrow

HTC countersues Apple over two U.S. patents it recently acquired from HP

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The latest escalation in the "smartphone patent wars" is that HTC today brought infringement counterclaims against Apple in the Southern District of Florida over two patents it acquired from HP last December.The litigation in which the Taiwanese device maker is asserting those two patents is a case that started in...
HTC countersues Apple over two U.S. patents it recently acquired from HP

Engadget Mobile Podcast 147 - 07.31.2012

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We're later than usual with this week's Engadget Mobile Podcast, but can you blame us? Just look at all of those long, complicated topics below. Earnings, specs, leaks, beams, Notes...it's a mobile casserole, just like Mom used to make, with a little dash of something unquantifiable...just a hint...oh, it's...
Engadget Mobile Podcast 147 - 07.31.2012

Innocence Of Muslims Maker Produces Acting Waiver Signed By Cindy Garcia

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The saga of Cindy Garcia and her attempt to get The Innocence Of Muslims trailer off of YouTube continues. If you'll recall, Garcia is one of the actresses who performed in the controversial almost-film "Innocence of Muslims", which sparked protests throughout the Arab world. Since the protests and media blitz...
Innocence Of Muslims Maker Produces Acting Waiver Signed By Cindy Garcia

FRAND hallucination? HTC raises FRAND defense against non-FRAND Nokia patents

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I've been advocating the concept of FRAND licensing for years, and I welcome judicial decisions that give meaning to FRAND, such as Judge Posner's recent Apple v. Motorola ruling. But the FRAND defense should only be raised against patents that really must be licensed on FRAND terms. It shouldn't be...
FRAND hallucination? HTC raises FRAND defense against non-FRAND Nokia patents

HTC Windows Phone 8X - review

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This is packed with much of the firm's best technology and is a worthy Windows Phone torchbearerIt is a mere 130g of polycarbonate and glass encasing a miniature computer, but on this smartphone's slim shoulders rest the future of two companies. Its manufacturer HTC is hoping the top-of-the-range Windows Phone...
HTC Windows Phone 8X - review

Cloud-Music Player AudioBox Lands On iPhone

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Following a significant reboot late last year, cloud-music player AudioBox has released a new app for iPhone that lets users stream their cloud-stored music collections on Apple’s device. It supports most of the features found in the startup’s desktop HTML5-based offering, including the ability to access music stored on a...
Cloud-Music Player AudioBox Lands On iPhone

Casio's iPhone-Loving, Low Energy Bluetooth Smart Watch Might Be Just Smart Enough

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Casio announced this week that its G-Shock watch with low-power Bluetooth 4.0 is shipping out to U.S. retailers now, after a delay of a year or more owing to a number of issues, including flooding in Thailand. As far as smart watches go, the Casio is a little barebones: it...
Casio's iPhone-Loving, Low Energy Bluetooth Smart Watch Might Be Just Smart Enough

As Nasdaq pierces 3,000 level, Yahoo stock remains in blah mode

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With tech-heavy index on fire yet again, investors yawn one day after Yahoo throws the kitchen sink at Facebook. [Read more]...
As Nasdaq pierces 3,000 level, Yahoo stock remains in blah mode

Digital Storm's Bolt is a beastly gaming PC with the looks of a supermodel

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It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the switch happened, but a few years ago there was a shift in computers that moved away from the massive towers in which you could fit the kitchen sink and more toward sleek, stylish systems that looked every bit at home in your entertainment...
Digital Storm's Bolt is a beastly gaming PC with the looks of a supermodel

Quora Snags John Hegeman From Facebook To Lead Its Engineering Efforts

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We’ve just gotten word that Facebook’s Director of Engineering for Ads, John Hegeman, will be moving to Quora to lead the Quora engineering team. While I haven’t received direct confirmation from either Quora or Hegeman on the hire, Hegeman has apparently confirmed the move on his (private) Facebook Timeline according...
Quora Snags John Hegeman From Facebook To Lead Its Engineering Efforts
Nvidia’s GTX 680 emphasizes efficiency, pours on the speed

Here are Etsy’s own tips for getting your goods noticed and sold on the online craft marketplace

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Etsy should be your first port of call if you have something authentic to sell online. The marketplace for vintage and handmade goods lists millions of items. In the jewelry shop alone, buyers can browse almost 2.7 million items at any given time. Buyers on Etsy are spoiled for choice....
Here are Etsy’s own tips for getting your goods noticed and sold on the online craft marketplace
Winner! The Worst Product At CES 2013

The Samsung tablet ban: what it means and what happens next (in plain English)

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Apple enjoyed a triumph this week when it persuaded a federal judge to ban a tablet computer that Apple claims was “slavishly copied” from its famous iPad. Is this a game changer that will allow the iPad to dominate for a long-time to come? Here’s a simple explanation of what...
The Samsung tablet ban: what it means and what happens next (in plain English)

Apple Sues Samsung For 'Slide-To-Unlock' And Other Ludicrous Patent Violations

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If ever you needed an illustration of the absurdity of the U.S. patent system, just check out the four things Apple just sued Samsung for. They're all smartphone-related. Samsung has just come out with a phone called the "Galaxy Nexus" that some people think is better than the iPhone....
Apple Sues Samsung For 'Slide-To-Unlock' And Other Ludicrous Patent Violations

Four short links: 19 April 2010

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Sketchflow Demo (Vimeo) -- wow, impressive tool for whipping up wireframes and workflows for web apps. I've dreamed of being able to build real apps in this fashion. (via davetenhave on Twitter) Content is a Public Good -- fascinating guest post on Charlie Stross's blog, making yet again the...
Four short links: 19 April 2010
Google Glass patent details controlling refrigerator, television, dishwasher, thermostat, garage door, A/V & security systems...kitchen sink?
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