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Uh Oh, Microsoft's Surface Tablet Is Getting Some Awful Reviews (MSFT)

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The reviews are in for Microsoft's Surface tablet. And the verdict is not good.  The most scathing of the reviews we've read so far comes from Josh Topolsky at The Verge.  Here's a sampling of what he has to say: "It's also not very useful on your lap -- unless you...
Uh Oh, Microsoft's Surface Tablet Is Getting Some Awful Reviews (MSFT)
Mobile: "Only" 5 Million iPhones Sold This Weekend. Where Has the Magic Gone?
The iPad HD Sucks*

SORRY, APPLE: 68% Of Readers Think Confirmed Leaks Of The iPhone 5 Are 'Ugly' (AAPL, GOOG)

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Leaked photos of Apple's iPhone 5 are everywhere, and reports keep coming in that they are legit. The problem for Apple is that consumers don't seem to be all that impressed with the designs of the phones in those leaked images. After publishing lots of these pictures and hearing over...
SORRY, APPLE: 68% Of Readers Think Confirmed Leaks Of The iPhone 5 Are 'Ugly' (AAPL, GOOG)

Deceptive Marketing, a Complete Letdown, and a Killer Tablet After a Product-centric Week

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One week, three events, and more than half a dozen products later, my wallet is hurting. Some of tech’s biggest players – Nokia, Motorola Mobility/Google, and Amazon – all scrambled to introduce their products before Apple’s September 12 event. We’ve been keeping an eye on everything that was announced...
Deceptive Marketing, a Complete Letdown, and a Killer Tablet After a Product-centric Week

Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*

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Those who draw some self-esteem from being the first of their friends to get new Apple gadgets are going to have to find a new source of identity for a while. Why? Because unless Apple pulls a rabbit out of a hat next winter in the form of a...
Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*

Exclusive: a sneak peek at the new tablet taxi Verifone is bringing to New York City

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One thing Sam hates about being a Manhattan cabbie is picking up tourists hoping to see a Broadway show. “They are always yelling at me, drive faster, we’ve still got to buy our tickets.” So Sam, who asked we not use his last name, was first on line to try...
Exclusive: a sneak peek at the new tablet taxi Verifone is bringing to New York City

Disney Teams Up With Imangi For Movie Tie-In ‘Temple Run: Brave’

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For the mobile game version of Pixar’s new movie Brave, Disney looked for help from the developers behind a big iOS hit — Imangi Studios, the creators of Temple Run. Bart Decrem, the former Tapulous CEO who now runs Disney’s mobile division, says the company has already done its share...
Disney Teams Up With Imangi For Movie Tie-In ‘Temple Run: Brave’
Judge: Asus Transformer Isn’t Infringing On Hasbro’s Trademark – And Asus Reveals Embarrassing Sales Stats

New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for April 2012

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Following all the great apps released for iOS and Android in March, it seemed like we were in for an April letdown. That is not the case. Some huge names published great apps this month, including Google releasing its Drive app for Android and Instagram making its debut outside...
New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for April 2012

PSA: Nokia 808 PureView not coming to North America

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When we heard last year that the Nokia N9 wouldn't be coming to the US, we were left feeling a little letdown even though we half-expected the news. Espoo has assigned a similar fate to the esteemed 808 PureView -- our pick for the best innovation at Mobile World...
PSA: Nokia 808 PureView not coming to North America

Leaked Image Says The New The MacBook Pro Will Be A Huge Letdown (AAPL)

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There's a chance people waiting for a new Mac laptop are going to be massively let down. A member of the Weiphone forums has posted a spec sheet supposedly taken from the upcoming MacBook Pros. If it's genuine, the only real upgrades we have to look forward to are USB...
Leaked Image Says The New The MacBook Pro Will Be A Huge Letdown (AAPL)

Sales Of New iPad Set New Records, Say Apple And AT&T

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Sales Of New iPad Set New Records, Say Apple And AT&T: Just imagine if the product hadn’t been such a massive letdown for everyone. Snark aside, it is sort of interesting that Apple didn’t issue a release touting any actual numbers. They tend to do that when they have something...
Sales Of New iPad Set New Records, Say Apple And AT&T
42Floors: hacking commercial real estate so you can find a dream office

Love and Hate in the iOS 6 App Store

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By now you know that Apple has released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6. Amidst the controversy over imperfect maps (which our editor Adam Penenberg wrote about here), a bit of a problem with the Swiss Federal Railways, and Siri convincing New Yorkers that it’s 20...
Love and Hate in the iOS 6 App Store

This week's new games

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Mario Tennis Open, 3DSIn Mario Tennis Open, as well as directing shots with the joypad you can also manoeuvre your player into coloured circles that pop up, before tapping the matching button on the touchscreen.Successful shots are lethally overpowered, helping to shape matches against familiar opponents whose playing styles you'll...
This week's new games

Please Don’t Let This Be What The EVO One Looks Like

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Well, I suppose it was bound to happen. Just one day before HTC and Sprint kick off their so-called collaboration event in New York City, the team at PocketNow has gotten their hands on what they claim is the first press shot of the device to be unveiled: the EVO...
Please Don’t Let This Be What The EVO One Looks Like
Here's How You'll Use Square To Buy Coffee At Starbucks (SBUX)

Liveblogging The Letdown

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Liveblogging The Letdown: John Gruber on the anticipated letdown reaction from some following tomorrow’s new iPad announcements: But if a faster processor, more RAM, a double-the-resolution retina display, a better camera, and maybe even LTE networking make for a “modest” update, then what would it take for the iPad 3...
Liveblogging The Letdown

Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic brings a slice of tilt-shift to your life (sample photos)

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C'mon, admit it -- if you won one of many lotteries, you'd be purchasing a legitimate tilt-shift lens right after picking up a new Ferrari and buying a chocolate factory. Given that said scenario is highly unlikely to pan out, Lensbaby is stepping in to make the letdown a...
Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic brings a slice of tilt-shift to your life (sample photos)

The Apathy Epidemic: Why your startup will suck you dry

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With entrepreneurs, there’s rarely a lack of drive, at least in the beginning. After a while, though, as your idea matures into an actual startup, apathy can rears its ugly head. Almost every entrepreneur experiences this, though is usually loathe to admit it. It might present itself as a...
The Apathy Epidemic: Why your startup will suck you dry

Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable

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Google just launched an update to Google Currents, the company’s Flipboard competitor, that makes it easier to scan through categories and editions from Google publisher partners like The Guardian and Forbes in the app. In addition, Google says it also brought some of its search technology to the app to...
Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable
Apple's Shareholder Meeting Likely a Snoozer
After One Tweet, Larry Ellison Takes a Break

BlackBerry Looking for Better Buzz When Z10 Hits T-Mobile, Verizon

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BlackBerry’s new Z10 handset will arrive at T-Mobile USA on Wednesday and Verizon on Thursday, and hopefully it will make a bigger splash there than the one it appears to have made so far at AT&T. Launched with little fanfare or promotion at AT&T last Friday, the Z10′s U.S. debut...
BlackBerry Looking for Better Buzz When Z10 Hits T-Mobile, Verizon

AFTER FACEBOOK: 11 More Tech IPOs We're Looking Forward To

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Facebook finally filed to go public last week. It took the company 8 years, 850 million users, and $1 billion in annual profits before it was finally ready to pull the trigger. With such a long buildup, there was bound to be a bit of a letdown when it...
AFTER FACEBOOK: 11 More Tech IPOs We're Looking Forward To

iPad Pre-Orders Sell Out In Two Days

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iPad Pre-Orders Sell Out In Two Days: Says Apple: Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts and the quantity available for pre-order has been purchased.  Such a damn letdown of a product. Can’t believe it took two whole days to sell out pre-orders worldwide. Man, Apple...
iPad Pre-Orders Sell Out In Two Days

CES 2013 day three: Pebble, Surface Pro, smart fridge (again) and more

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Our roundup of what's been happening at the show includes Microsoft's full-fat version of its tablet/laptop, a hands-on with a smart fridge, and Google Glass in the wildAside from the fascinating tale of Pebble and its imminently shipping "smart watch".. Microsoft turned up (even though it's not exhibiting) and gave...
CES 2013 day three: Pebble, Surface Pro, smart fridge (again) and more

This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: All Google I/O, All The Time

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Google’s major developer conference, Google I/O, went down this week. Was it a bit of a letdown? Probably. Did cool stuff still come out of the event? Eh? Maybe? We discuss these topics and more this week on the TC Gadgets podcast. In fact, we even had Frederic Lardinois join...
This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: All Google I/O, All The Time
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