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Mobile mess: Surface Pro has bigger battery, half run time of Surface RT

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Microsoft announced price and availability details of its Surface Pro tablet with Windows 8 on Thursday but left one key piece of information out of the conversation. The two-pound tablet will get approximately half the battery life of its Surface with Windows RT peer, notes The Verge, even though the...
Mobile mess: Surface Pro has bigger battery, half run time of Surface RT

Must See HDTV (June 4th - 10th)

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Franklin & Bash We're not sure who decided putting Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer a legal comedy / drama was a good idea but we're kinda glad they did. Jared Franklin & Peter Bash bring a lighter take to what are usually very serious procedurals, a good match for...
Must See HDTV (June 4th - 10th)
Five Fake Apps the World Desperately Needs

Apple acknowledges use of Corning Gorilla Glass on iPhone, means Gorilla Glass 2 likely for iPhone 5

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Apple’s relationship with Corning has always remained shrouded in mystery. The relationship started famously when Steve Jobs visited Corning Headquarters in 2006 and told CEO Wendell Weeks not to be afraid to make the stuff.  Corning however never made it into Apple marketing material after that and even isn’t included in Apple’s supplier lists...
Apple acknowledges use of Corning Gorilla Glass on iPhone, means Gorilla Glass 2 likely for iPhone 5

Braven Six Series hands-on

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Remember those Braven speakers from a few weeks back? Well, guess what, the trio made an appearance here at CTIA and we finally got to put our shaky, caffeine-fueled hands on them. The Six Series of Bluetooth boxes is (going from left to right in the image above) the...
Braven Six Series hands-on

Apple's next-gen 9.7" iPad expected to be 25% lighter, 15% thinner, debut in Q3

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Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities expects Apple's fifth-generation iPad to be substantially smaller than the current model, while still managing to carry a GF2 touch panel, A7X processor and other improvements over its predecessor.    ...
Apple's next-gen 9.7" iPad expected to be 25% lighter, 15% thinner, debut in Q3

How the tablet market evolved in 2012: Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft go to war

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The biggest year for tablets so far was undoubtedly 2012. Amazon and Google stepped up their games, Apple responded accordingly, Samsung flexed its muscles, and even Microsoft showed up to the party. Here’s our take on what happened this year and what it all means. Before we dive in though,...
How the tablet market evolved in 2012: Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft go to war

Facebook's $20 Million Sponsored Story Settlement Has Been Approved By Judge

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Its looking like Facebook will be a few million lighter after a California judge gave a preliminary approval of a 20 million dollar settlement stemming from Sponsored Story ads. When launched, the Sponsored Story ads didn’t protect user privacy adequately, which outraged a handful of users as... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Facebook's $20 Million Sponsored Story Settlement Has Been Approved By Judge

Nokia announces the Lumia 928 with little fanfare -- hits Verizon May 16

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Nokia continued its befuddling marketing roll-out for the Lumia 928 today — even though we’ve seen ads for it already, as well as a Nokia-produced camera comparison — by announcing that it will hit Verizon Wireless next week...
Nokia announces the Lumia 928 with little fanfare -- hits Verizon May 16

Google Play leak shows revised, simplified design choices

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A redesign of the Google Play store is in the works, according to a report. The refined store, said to be version 4.0.16, appears to show a highly-simplified and clean design, complete with larger icons, a design influence at seems to be inspired by Google Now cards, and a lighter-in-appearance...
Google Play leak shows revised, simplified design choices

Zippo Customizer Tools Comes to the Masses

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I'm tempted to pull the trigger on this sweet Gadget Lab-themed incendiary device Everyone knows that smoking is cool and awesome and all, and that the best way to spark up all that tarry goodness is to use a lighter filled with gasoline. But as iconic as the Zippo is,...
Zippo Customizer Tools Comes to the Masses

iPhone 5 - review

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With features including Siri, turn-by-turn navigation, new maps, a panoramic camera, 4G, restore to iCloud and a new digital dock, the iPhone 5 has it all - and it is ahead of the competition againThe digerati mostly greeted the iPhone 5 last week with a collective yawn. So much was...
iPhone 5 - review

Dell XPS 13 review

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Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook shipping now, starts at $999 HP Folio 13 reviewYou don't have to be a marketing skeptic to agree that "Ultrabook" is a somewhat hyperbolic term for a class of devices designed a little thinner, a little lighter and maybe a little...
Dell XPS 13 review

Customized Zippo Lighters: Perfect Gift for a Hot Valentine [Design]

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Zippo has always accepted larger custom corporate orders, but recently they've introduced a new flash-based online tool that lets you customize an individual lighter, for those who don't need hundreds with a photo of their cat on it. More »...
Customized Zippo Lighters: Perfect Gift for a Hot Valentine [Design]

Samsung Bets on Flexible Displays

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As the battle for dominance in the smartphone and tablet-computer market intensifies, South Korean conglomerate Samsung is pushing ahead with plans to start mass production of displays using plastic rather than glass, a move that will make mobile devices unbreakable, lighter and bendable. Samsung’s display unit, Samsung Display Co., is...
Samsung Bets on Flexible Displays
A MacBook Air user's take on the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Nokia To Follow Samsung's Lead By Launching A Phablet This Year, Along With 40MP Lumia PureView & Lighter Lumia 920, Reports FT

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Rumours that Nokia is working on a Windows tablet, to supplement its line of Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones, have been doing the rounds for well over a year, with extra fuel poured on the speculative bonfire last year when Microsoft announced its own line of tablet hardware. Earlier this year,...
Nokia To Follow Samsung's Lead By Launching A Phablet This Year, Along With 40MP Lumia PureView & Lighter Lumia 920, Reports FT

Rumor: fifth-gen iPad to enter full-scale production in July

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A report in the Taiwanese trade paper DigiTimes -- which has a mixed track record of accuracy -- claims that Apple will begin large-scale production of the fifth-generation iPad in July, with a possible launch in September. The new model is said to be significantly thinner than the previous full-size...
Rumor: fifth-gen iPad to enter full-scale production in July
Apple unveils iPhone 5: Thinner, lighter, 16:9 4-inch display, LTE, and available Sept 21
HTC One S Review: I Give It A Fly

On the road: Porsche 911 Carrera – review

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It's impractical, unacceptable, wrong, yet it feels so utterly rightPorsche 911 drivers are wankers, right? I've always known this to be a universally accepted fact, proven beyond doubt way back in the 1980s. And that the correct behaviour on encountering one is to do the internationally recognised sign for onanism....
On the road: Porsche 911 Carrera – review
Quick Review: Tanga's $7 Lightning/30-pin/Micro-USB 4-in-1 Charging cable does the job it's paid to do
Startup Fenix now selling its off-grid batteries via Vodafone in Tanzania

Getting Real with travel

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From the “Planning is guessing” essay in REWORK: Make decisions right before you do something, not far in advance. It’s OK to wing it. Just get on the plane and go. You can pick up a nicer shirt, shaving cream, and a toothbrush once you get there. It’s something travel...
Getting Real with travel

TweetDeck gets a makeover, new update brings themes and improved fonts

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If you're a social media junkie and TweetDeck is your pusherman, you may or may not be happy to know that the Twitter-owned application has received a cosmetic update -- one which inches the platform further away from the post-buyout product that power users once knew and loved. While...
TweetDeck gets a makeover, new update brings themes and improved fonts

SOL Republic's Tracks HD headphones - funky, great sound...and indestructible?

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a bit of a love-hate relationship going on with headphones. I love them insofar as I need them. I have three pairs, as it happens – one rather chunky set of over-ear headphones for home, which cost me around £30 ($50), I...
SOL Republic's Tracks HD headphones - funky, great sound...and indestructible?
Windows 8 convertible PCs from Sony: One lighter, one larger, both unique

New child-friendly Vinci Tab II 'M' is smaller, lighter, cheaper

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If your Vinci II tablet was working out your children's arms, more than their minds, then fear not. The makers have just announced the arrival of a new, lighter "M" model. The 5-inch kiddie slate is compatible with the Vinci Curriculum and Kids library apps, and keeps the option...
New child-friendly Vinci Tab II 'M' is smaller, lighter, cheaper

Report: Samsung to press forward with flexible displays

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Samsung's display manufacturing arm, Samsung Display, is reported to be in the final stages of development of flexible displays composed of plastic rather than glass. Samsung has been working on flexible displays for some time now, but recent indications from sources within the South Korean conglomerate hint that advances have...
Report: Samsung to press forward with flexible displays

Microsoft's new Surface Pro: Windows on a new world | Dan Gillmor

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It's not nimble and you need a keyboard to get the best out of it, but Microsoft's new Surface Pro is a welcome return to innovationMicrosoft's Surface Windows 8 Pro - a fascinating combination of tablet and laptop - is the company's most innovative product in years. But I'm not...
Microsoft's new Surface Pro: Windows on a new world | Dan Gillmor
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