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Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians

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Dell's teamed up with Fongo to offer Dell Voice, a VoIP app that's available exclusively in Canada. It's currently available for Android, iOS and Windows (Desktop), enabling everyone to shoot the breeze about Dustin Penner without charges. You'll get a local phone number that'll let you call all the...
Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians

Social Ridesharing Startup RideJoy Raises $1.3M From Freestyle Capital, Lerer Ventures And Others

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Ridejoy, a YC-backed startup that brings people together via ridesharing on long-distance trips, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding led by Freestyle Capital with Lerer Ventures, Start Fund, SV Angel, Founder Collective, Y Combinator, Ben Ling, Owen Van Natta and Joshua Schachter participating. The service allows drivers who are...
Social Ridesharing Startup RideJoy Raises $1.3M From Freestyle Capital, Lerer Ventures And Others

Kissinger: Smooching robot for virtual make-out sessions

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The Kissinger kissing robot concept from Lovotics lets people virtually smooch with each other. Big silicone lips on each animal-shaped device register and replicate lip movements for long-distance affection....
Kissinger: Smooching robot for virtual make-out sessions

Layar Creator sees an interactive future for print media via augmented reality (video)

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Heavy hitters across several industries have tried to find the perfect balance between the old and the new to breathe some life into what's been described as a dying medium. Layar "wants to make the world clickable" with its augmented reality software and doesn't plan on letting paper-based media...
Layar Creator sees an interactive future for print media via augmented reality (video)

Get a NetTalk Duo VoIP adapter for $29.99

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Get free local and long-distance calling for a year, than pay $29.99 per year after that. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection. [Read more]...
Get a NetTalk Duo VoIP adapter for $29.99

Carpooling Marketplace Blablacar Acquires PostoinAuto To Drive Into Italy

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Back in January BlablaCar, a European carpooling marketplace that connects any driver who has empty seats with paying passengers, raised $10 million in funding from Accel Partners and existing investors it to a taking it to $12.5 million. And today the startup is putting those funds to goo use, rolling...
Carpooling Marketplace Blablacar Acquires PostoinAuto To Drive Into Italy

Get an Ooma Telo home phone system for $109.99

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Want to lose your landline? Ooma's Internet phone system gives you free local and long-distance calling for life, with almost no monthly fees. [Read more]...
Get an Ooma Telo home phone system for $109.99

From the archive, 18/4/1912: "I'm in the motor-car": Wireless telegraph for cars

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Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 18 April 1912: Compact wireless telegraphy allows motorists to send and receive messagesComplete wireless installations for sending and receiving messages over short distances are now so compact and so cheap that it is quite an easy matter to equip a motor-car so that...
From the archive, 18/4/1912: "I'm in the motor-car": Wireless telegraph for cars

Romney Falls Victim to Latest Google Prank

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First there was linking President Bush with the words "miserable failure" on Google. Then last year Rick Santorum fell victim to another Google hack. This week it is Mitt Romney and the escapades of his long-distance car journey with his dog strapped on his car's roof that has gotten the...
Romney Falls Victim to Latest Google Prank
Italian airline Alitalia adds Motorola Xoom 2 for in-flight entertainment, customer service

Why Shared Data Plans Make Sense for Consumers and Carriers

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Companies such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are favorite punching bags of users and advocates and the carriers are constantly looking for an edge that will prop up their consumer mindshare. The primary avenue of differentiation for each carrier is the plans they offer. As consumers adopt multiple...
Why Shared Data Plans Make Sense for Consumers and Carriers

Shooting long-distance family portraits via Skype

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A Singaporean visual artist based in New York uses projected Skype video and creative photography to virtually reunite families -- like his own -- who are separated by distance. [Read more]...
Shooting long-distance family portraits via Skype

By Keeping It All Online, Moveline Helps Out Big-Time During Your Next Move

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The moving industry is ripe for disruption. Customers currently have to get a salesperson to come out and visit the house, inspect belongings, and offer up a quote. To shop around, you’d have to repeat this process over and over again. But one of the companies out of TechStars NYC...
By Keeping It All Online, Moveline Helps Out Big-Time During Your Next Move
7 steps for an effective video-conferencing policy

On This Day: The First Long-Distance Transmission of Electricity

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On This Day: The First Long-Distance Transmission of Electricity
Emota’s teddy bears can send hugs over the internet

Taking Dictation

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Q: Can I hook up my iPhone to my iMac and dictate into a word processor? Or should I just dictate into the Notes app on the iPhone and send that by email? I am executor of my mom’s estate and she left a lot of written memories that I...
Taking Dictation

Pair Is A Path For The Two Of Us

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Let’s say you’re in a serious relationship, but you work all the time and you’re long-distance. How do you stay close to the other person? I’ve personally had this situtation for the last year and a half. My girlfriend and I use Skype, email, our phones, Facebook, and everything else...
Pair Is A Path For The Two Of Us

6 Startup Lessons From the Complexity of Cell Phones

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  Back when we first started using PCs, we all wished that they would become as easy to use as a telephone. Well, we got our wish, not because computers got easier to use but because phones are now so darn complicated. If we examine the process and story by...
6 Startup Lessons From the Complexity of Cell Phones

Movies.io Reinvents Movie Torrents, With Style

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Every year hundreds of new torrent sites are launched, but only a few manage to rise to the top. Movies.io is one of these newcomers, and since it has something unique to offer it is likely to stick around. The site can be best described as a movie torrent database...
Movies.io Reinvents Movie Torrents, With Style

Making more out of the divorce

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The growing fashion for holding breakup parties is about moving on in life, not celebrating an endingThroughout the world there are rituals for every life-changing moment, from birth and marriage to death. But mention having a divorce party and you may get a mixed reaction from your family and friends...
Making more out of the divorce

Smartphone robo-cushion lets you love the one you're not with

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Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro's "Hugvie" translates your caller's voice into huggable vibrations. Great for long-distance lovin' -- and maybe a new form of high-tech group grope too. [Read more]...
Smartphone robo-cushion lets you love the one you're not with
This lightsaber has everything, except you can’t actually play with it
What are the next big trends in broadband?

Congress passes bill allowing Wi-Fi over unused TV spectrum

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Congress has has passed a bill allowing spectrum previously set aside for TV broadcasts to be used for next-generation Wi-Fi services and Bluetooth. According to CIO, a portion of the band will be offered up for unlicensed use by long-distance ësuper Wi-Fií services. A separate portion of the TV spectrum...
Congress passes bill allowing Wi-Fi over unused TV spectrum

Russian Users Are Now One Tenth of All European Internet Population and Huge Fans of Firefox

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It is very interesting to witness any development, especially when it happens very rapidly and changes something important in one’s life. I can definitely tell you that growth of internet population in Russia is very visible and hardly left anyone unconcerned. There are very curious examples that are visible everywhere...
Russian Users Are Now One Tenth of All European Internet Population and Huge Fans of Firefox

MyChanceRomance Marries Chatroulette and Online Dating

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Too lazy to take the trek to the local pub? Too shy to run your game on that hot dude at the coffee shop? Well, now you can scam on ladies/gents from the comfort of your own home with Chatroulette-inspired dating site, MyChanceRomance. Popular — yet creeptastic — video...
MyChanceRomance Marries Chatroulette and Online Dating

Quantum teleportation achieved over ten miles of free space

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Quantum teleportation has achieved a new milestone or, should we say, a new ten-milestone: scientists have recently had success teleporting information between photons over a free space distance of nearly ten miles, an unprecedented length. The researchers who have accomplished this feat note that this brings us closer to...
Quantum teleportation achieved over ten miles of free space

Scientists Claim to Have Teleported Matter over 10 Miles

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Chinese scientists claim that they have teleported material over a distance of ten miles with 89% fidelity: Teleportation over distances of a few hundred meters has previously only been accomplished with the photons traveling in fiber channels to help preserve their state. In this particular experiment, researchers maximally entangled two...
Scientists Claim to Have Teleported Matter over 10 Miles
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