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Tablet Sales Skyrocketing as the PC Approaches Extinction

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According to a report released today by Gartner Research, PC sales will continue to decline steadily over the next five years, and sales of mobile devices will continue to see incredible growth.  The report suggests that tablet and mobile phone sales will eclipse 2.6 billion units by 2017, rising...
Tablet Sales Skyrocketing as the PC Approaches Extinction

iPhone 5 leaps to Cricket on September 28

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The no-contract carrier will be joining the fray early on, just a week after it's available to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint customers. [Read more]...
iPhone 5 leaps to Cricket on September 28

UK top 20 video games chart

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Resident Evil: Revelations leaps to the top as Fifa 13 climbs up the chart to number twoUKIE Games Charts© compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesXboxPlayStationWiiPCguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions |...
UK top 20 video games chart

China’s Baidu leaps into cloud storage with a beta service to rival Dropbox and Microsoft

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Chinese search firm Baidu has launched a cloud storage service in the country, bringing it into competition with local rival Alibaba, as well as Dropbox, Microsoft and others in the space, according to Techweb [Chinese]. ‘Baidu Wangpan’ — meaning ‘Web drive’ in Chinese — was launched at Baidu’s developer conference today....
China’s Baidu leaps into cloud storage with a beta service to rival Dropbox and Microsoft

Google Glass: is it a threat to our privacy?

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The tech giant's 'wearable computing' project is now being tested by volunteers, meaning you might already have been surreptitiously filmed and uploaded on to Google's servers. How worried should you be?If you haven't heard about the excitement around Google Glass - the head-mounted glasses that can shoot video, take pictures,...
Google Glass: is it a threat to our privacy?

IDC and Gartner: PC market flattened out in Q2 while Apple, ASUS and Lenovo remain the stars

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer might be working overtime to keep Apple at bay, but the PC market that his company largely built is hurting, if you ask researchers at Gartner and IDC. Both estimate that shipments of traditional computers dropped by a tenth of a point in the second quarter...
IDC and Gartner: PC market flattened out in Q2 while Apple, ASUS and Lenovo remain the stars

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 and 780 review roundup: Kepler's still kicking in 2013

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Now that we have the low-down on NVIDIA's two mainstream heavyweights, the GTX 770 and the GTX 780, we figure it's time to move beyond specs and official slide decks and bring together some reviews from the specialist sites. Both cards contain the same Kepler architecture as NVIDIA's 2012...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 and 780 review roundup: Kepler's still kicking in 2013

How An Intern Became Salesforce.com's COO (CRM)

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Interns everywhere, take heart: You could be the boss in less than a decade. Take Salesforce.com COO George Hu. Just under 10 years ago, he got his start at the company—then a three-year-old startup—as an intern. Salesforce.com is set to announce impressive earnings this afternoon—analysts expect bookings up 30 percent...
How An Intern Became Salesforce.com's COO (CRM)

China's new internet backbone explained: verified sources, IPv6 at the core

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While most of the world is still coming to grips with malware and weaning itself off of IPv4, we're just learning that China has been thinking further ahead. A newly publicized US Navy report reveals that China's new internet backbone revolves around an IPv6-based architecture that leans on Source...
China's new internet backbone explained: verified sources, IPv6 at the core
How battery improvements will revolutionize the design of the electric car
Kleverbeast lets anyone make designer-quality tablet apps without a lick of code

Amron Experimental 'Rinser Toothbrush' is back, now with more fountain (video)

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The original Rinser Toothbrush was a dental delight. Now, Amron Experimental has updated its classic "Brush & Rinse" for the modern mouth. So, what's new in 2012 for the revolutionary chomper-washer? First of all: Power Fountain. No more lowly trickle of water to chase, this time a proud stream...
Amron Experimental 'Rinser Toothbrush' is back, now with more fountain (video)

The Leap: Gesture control like Kinect, but cheaper and much higher resolution

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It seems Minority Report-style computer interfaces might arrive a whole lot sooner than we expected: A new USB device, called The Leap, creates an 8-cubic-feet bubble of “interaction space,” which detects your hand gestures down to an accuracy of 0.01 millimeters — about 200 times more accurate than “existing touch-free...
The Leap: Gesture control like Kinect, but cheaper and much higher resolution

Samsung slips into AMD's HSA party, may seek parallel processing boost for Exynos

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Trust us, this should ultimately make a lot of sense. As we already know, AMD recently set up the HSA Foundation to promote its vision for better parallel processing -- and especially GPU compute -- in mobiles and PCs. Its semi-rival ARM was one of the first big players...
Samsung slips into AMD's HSA party, may seek parallel processing boost for Exynos

Red Robot enters Asia with $5 million investment from Taiwan’s Next Media

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Red Robot Labs is expanding to Asia, announcing today it has inked a deal with Next Media that will see the Taiwanese conglomerate invest $5 million in Red Robot and license the company’s proprietary R2 geo gaming platform. Next Media’s subsidiary, Next Media Animation will be the first third-party developer...
Red Robot enters Asia with $5 million investment from Taiwan’s Next Media

Caribou Coffee Leaps into the Future

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Caribou Coffee Leaps into the Future

Tech entrepreneurs will have more options in 2013

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This is a guest post by Ingrid Vanderveldt 2012 was a good year for the entrepreneur. Exponential leaps in technology have made it continually easier for widespread adoption of a good idea and for a small business to scale successfully to an empire. As we look ahead to 2013, all...
Tech entrepreneurs will have more options in 2013

Twin beams of noise-canceling laser light achieve fastest, farthest data transfer record

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Though internet speed isn't exactly the most staunch bottleneck through which the tech world has ever had to push, it's one of the of the few bottlenecks preventing certain major leaps that we know would be otherwise possible. A team of researches has taken a step through that narrow bottleneck...
Twin beams of noise-canceling laser light achieve fastest, farthest data transfer record

X Prize Innovation Partnership Program gets official, lets companies bankroll breakthroughs

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X Prize is known for doling out big bucks for tech leaps like Spaceship One and now the foundation is teaming with Singularity University and Deloitte Consulting to try to bring more cash-bearing companies on board. To that end, they created the Innovation Partnership Program (IPP) to get industry...
X Prize Innovation Partnership Program gets official, lets companies bankroll breakthroughs

Two years after debut, Gingerbread still dominant Android OS

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Although Google's Android has made some impressive leaps forward over the last two years, roughly half of its users aren't seeing those improvements because 50.8 percent of Android devices are still running Android 2.3, known as Gingerbread. The figure comes from Google's developer website, whose data is based on...
Two years after debut, Gingerbread still dominant Android OS

Lenovo intros IdeaCentre Q190 HTPC, new C-series all-in-ones for the space-saving set

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Most of Lenovo's big Windows 8 desktop push has centered on the mid-range and up. Happily, the company is at last swinging its attention to those who the entry-level crowd, and most of all those who want their PCs as tiny as the price. The highlight of the refresh...
Lenovo intros IdeaCentre Q190 HTPC, new C-series all-in-ones for the space-saving set

MediaTek plans a tablet-focused processor for Q3

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MediaTek may have only just reached quad-core smartphones in earnest, but its aims are expanding -- in a more literal sense. The company's Xie Qingjiang says that plans are underway to build a tablet-specific processor that would ship in the third quarter of the year. While other details are...
MediaTek plans a tablet-focused processor for Q3

Everyone On the Internet Should Probably Change Their Passwords Now

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He will crack you. (Image by Devdsp on Flickr) We don't want to scare anyone, but Dan Goodin's Ars Technica article published late Monday illustrates at length why everyone who uses the Internet for anything at all should consider changing their passwords. Actions that once required supercomputing can be done...
Everyone On the Internet Should Probably Change Their Passwords Now

Apple Is Getting Clobbered By Android In China (AAPL, GOOG)

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One of the most popular story lines for Apple bulls is its incredible run of success in China. Sales in the China region were $7.9 billion last quarter, which was up 3X year over year. For the first half of the fiscal year, Apple's sales were $12.4 billion in the...
Apple Is Getting Clobbered By Android In China (AAPL, GOOG)

Pennies and dollars

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"Watch the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves."I'm not sure this is true. In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you watch the dollars, you don't have to worry so much about pennies.Big brands don't sweat the small expenses. They don't hassle about a return, or a...
Pennies and dollars

Crowdfunded Album Leaps Onto The Charts, Sells More Than Rihanna And Coldplay

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We keep hearing from the neo-luddites of the entertainment industry that new business models can't possibly work. In my recent debate with Jon Taplin, for example, he insisted that Kickstarter "doesn't work for most people" -- as if the old Hollywood system does. But as we've seen, the innovator's dilemma...
Crowdfunded Album Leaps Onto The Charts, Sells More Than Rihanna And Coldplay

Stable CyanogenMod 10 builds arrive, give devices an unofficial taste of Jelly Bean

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The very first CyanogenMod 10 builds surfaced while Jelly Bean was still extremely fresh in our memories. The passions around Google's new OS might have cooled months down the road, but that doesn't diminish the impact now that the first stable CM10 builds are here. Four (relatively) safe versions...
Stable CyanogenMod 10 builds arrive, give devices an unofficial taste of Jelly Bean

Cupertino, We Have A Problem

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It's a mobile world now, and Apple wants to take it over. Every iPhone is a bigger hit than the last. And it's all glued together by iCloud. "The truth is in the cloud," Steve Jobs said at the iCloud introduction. iCloud's ubiquity is what makes Apple's post-PC world possible....
Cupertino, We Have A Problem

BitGym Motion SDK brings Kinect-style games to Android and iOS, no huge living room required (video)

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If there's a common barrier to playing with a Kinect controller, it's free space. The sheer amount of necessary distance between sensor and player is fine for suburbanites with expansive living rooms, but not so hot for apartment dwellers. Thankfully, BitGym is doing its best to bring hands-free gaming...
BitGym Motion SDK brings Kinect-style games to Android and iOS, no huge living room required (video)
How Google Is Battling Its Rivals For Tech Territory, Sneakily And Brazenly
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