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USB-powered, versatile, touch-sensitive LED lamp hits the market

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A neat new accessory from Satechi has hit the market: a USB-powered LED lamp. As the name implies, this lamp plugs into any USB 2.0 or 3.0 port for power. That means, as shown in the above video, that your MacBook could power up the lamp that lights up...
USB-powered, versatile, touch-sensitive LED lamp hits the market
Born to die: how self-destructing electronics will transform medicine, war, and more

Music to your ears: Reviewing Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards

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This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can visit the original story here.For years, we've trumpeted the benefits of discrete sound cards. They simply sound better than the typical integrated audio on motherboards, especially for those with discerning ears and halfway-decent speakers or...
Music to your ears: Reviewing Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards

In new bodies, brain cells find longer lives

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The search for the fountain of youth is nothing new; we humans have long been trying to lengthen our lifespans. In recent years, science and medicine have made great strides in increasing how long we live. The average life expectancy of an American is now more than 78 years,...
In new bodies, brain cells find longer lives

Self-healing, self-heating flash memory survives more than 100 million cycles

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Macronix, one of the world’s largest producers of flash memory, has produced a new kind of flash memory that can survive more than 100 million program/erase (PE) cycles — most likely long enough to persist until the end of human civilization. By comparison, the NAND cells found in conventional flash...
Self-healing, self-heating flash memory survives more than 100 million cycles

Why the World's Most Perfect Tweet Is Kind of Boring

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Researchers have found a way to predict a tweet's popularity -- with an astounding 84 percent accuracy. Here, per one algorithm, is the Platonic version of the news tweet: Bits Blog: Apple Buddies Up With Cheaper Wireless Partners for iPhone nyti.ms/LcLviE-- The New York Times (@nytimes) June 8, 2012 If...
Why the World's Most Perfect Tweet Is Kind of Boring

Tablet sales to top 760 million worldwide by 2016, and a third will be iPads

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According to Forrester Research, tablets are rapidly becoming the primary device of choice for millions of people around the world. Sales of tablet computers in 2016 are predicted to hit 375 million, and 760 million tablets could be in use worldwide. Compared to the 56 million tablets purchased worldwide in...
Tablet sales to top 760 million worldwide by 2016, and a third will be iPads

Mark Hurd Legal Scandal Won't Screw HP Customers After All (HP, ORCL)

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A judge has sided with HP in its lawsuit with Oracle and the big winners are the company's joint customers. A judge ruled that HP didn't trick Oracle into promising continued support for Itanium servers, as Oracle had been claiming. This fight started when Oracle hired ex-HP CEO Mark...
Mark Hurd Legal Scandal Won't Screw HP Customers After All (HP, ORCL)
Pocket embraces publishers with reader analytics, 'Save to Pocket' site buttons, and more

Dell OptiPlex 9010 business desktop PC review: small but powerful

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The small form factor Dell Optiplex 9010 Desktop takes up little space, packs a nice performance punch, and is very easy to repair or upgrade. If also has all the service and warranty options and legacy connectivity businesses need. Couple that with Dell's promise of a long product lifespan...
Dell OptiPlex 9010 business desktop PC review: small but powerful
Despite Sexting Snafu, Snapchat Continues To Crush Facebook Into 2013 (FB)
Helping others and going green by giving away old gadgets and computers

The Hottest App On The Planet, Draw Something, Has Suddenly Stopped Growing (ZNGA)

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Bad news for Zynga, which just acquired Draw Something developer OMGPOP: Draw Something is no longer acquiring new daily players at the lightning-fast pace it once was, according to AppData. In fact, it's stopped growing altogether. OMGPOP will still be able to flex Zynga's network to acquire new users...
The Hottest App On The Planet, Draw Something, Has Suddenly Stopped Growing (ZNGA)

Here's a sign that maybe the Dummies books are nearing the end of their lifespan. http://bit.ly/9ShZns

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Here's a sign that maybe the Dummies books are nearing the end of their lifespan. http://bit.ly/9ShZns

4 Ways to Boost Your SharePoint Performance

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The folks at Quest Software have written a white paper describing their top performance killers for SharePoint (registration required). It is worth summarizing the results here, for those of you that still use this tool and are getting complaints from your end users, or who haven't looked at your storage...
4 Ways to Boost Your SharePoint Performance
Showrooming is real, Best Buy is the big loser, and Amazon is eating everyone's lunch

Get ready for the coming employment roller coaster

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We have a serious problem, a very, very serious problem and its related to how we recruit, hire, train, and retain employees for many modern and critical roles. Based on anecdotal evidence I believe we are rapidly approaching a point where 15-30 percent of our work force could be “worked”...
Get ready for the coming employment roller coaster

MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)

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One of the most thrilling things about human existence is that you never know what's lurking around the corner. It could be a newborn baby, a sweet job, a delicious churro -- doesn't really matter, because it's a surprise, and surprises are fun and surprising. Just don't tell that...
MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)

LG's quad-core Optimus G unveiled: Launching in Japan, Korea in September, global by end of 2012

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LG’s upcoming Optimus G, the company’s first quad-core smartphone, came out of the woodwork last week and now the Korean electronics maker has confirmed the device, which will debut in Japan and Korea next month. The phone was announced last week, having been speculated about as early as July, and it...
LG's quad-core Optimus G unveiled: Launching in Japan, Korea in September, global by end of 2012
A tale of two crashes
Neutron-based clock could remain accurate for billions of years

TigerText adds secure messaging to Dropbox in bid to rid the world of bicycle couriers

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Secure messaging outfit TigerText has mixed its sauce with Dropbox's API to make a private communications goulash that could spell doom for the humble bicycle courier. The technological team-up enables users to share documents with a pre-set lifespan and recall an attachment if you really didn't mean to send...
TigerText adds secure messaging to Dropbox in bid to rid the world of bicycle couriers

Nokia Windows RT tablet rumored to pack a battery-equipped keyboard cover

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The murmurs surrounding a 10-inch Nokia tablet are growing louder, and they suggest that the company won't just follow the herd. Tipsters for The Verge claim that the Windows RT slate would center on a Surface-style keyboard cover with its own twists. While the add-on would shelter the screen,...
Nokia Windows RT tablet rumored to pack a battery-equipped keyboard cover

Sony's February Event: PlayStation 4 In-Bound?

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Sony has invited press to "see the future" on February 20th. With an almost Apple-esque command of drama and mystery, Sony has just issued press invitations for a February 20th event where it will let journalists "see the future." There's a mention on Sony's Twitter account of this too,...
Sony's February Event: PlayStation 4 In-Bound?

Microsoft doubles support lifespan for consumer Windows 7, Vista

www.computerworld.com
Microsoft has quietly extended support for the consumer versions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista by five years, syncing them with the lifespan of enterprise editions....
Microsoft doubles support lifespan for consumer Windows 7, Vista

Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

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Nokia has unveiled the Asha 210 today, a new featurephone with a full QWERTY keyboard running the Series 40 mobile operating system. As with the Asha 205 announced last November, the device has a dedicated button for accessing popular social networks. Facebook will be offered in Europe and Latin America,...
Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

LG teases that Optimus G will have 768p gapless display, long-lifespan battery

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LG must know that the Optimus G has been spoiled, even if it's not quite ready to put all its cards on the table. While it's only acknowledging the phone's identity under a 'G' codename, the Korean electronics giant is willing to talk a lot about what's under the...
LG teases that Optimus G will have 768p gapless display, long-lifespan battery

Apple gets patent for universal batteries, edges closer to long-lasting wireless peripherals

www.engadget.com
These days, just about every Apple product is defined by a non-removable battery. It's with no small hint of irony, then, that Apple just received a US patent for a universal removable battery system. As proposed, the technique would let Apple cut batteries from lithium-polymer or similar materials into...
Apple gets patent for universal batteries, edges closer to long-lasting wireless peripherals

Ford, GE and University of Michigan team on sensor to track EV battery life, keep us on the road

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Believe it or not, EV battery life is still something of a Pandora's Box, even for automakers: they can tell you the battery pack's current and voltage, but not how it's really performing under pressure. Ford, GE and the University of Michigan are uniting to unlock that mystery through...
Ford, GE and University of Michigan team on sensor to track EV battery life, keep us on the road

Fanboys, Grab Your Credit Cards: Original Factory-Sealed iPhone Goes Up On eBay For $10,000

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Apparently $10,000 is the going rate for a factory-sealed first-gen iPhone. At least, that’s according to two sellers on eBay, who have recently listed the historic device on the bidding site. I would usually say that most electronics shouldn’t be seen as collectors items, as they only lose value over...
Fanboys, Grab Your Credit Cards: Original Factory-Sealed iPhone Goes Up On eBay For $10,000
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