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Here Are The Hottest Products Shoppers Are Searching For

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As the holiday shopping season kicks off, consumers are flocking online to gobble up all the hottest products. Which products are they searching for? The researchers over at Experian have crunched the numbers for us. It looks like the winners so far are Uggs, Apple and Amazon: Top 10 Product...
Here Are The Hottest Products Shoppers Are Searching For

Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

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You may have missed it, but Google is no longer just Google. Now it's Google with a dying elephant strapped to its back. The dying elephant is Motorola Mobility, the ancient, massive cellphone and cable-box maker that Google finally bought about a month ago. In the days after Google announced...
Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)
Photoshop Touch for iPhone: Impressive features on a small screen

Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The 'Fun' In Crowdfunding

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. ‘Tis the season when our thoughts often turn to the wee ones in our lives, and that has certainly...
Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The 'Fun' In Crowdfunding

Hollywood Loses Its Big Copyright Lawsuit Against ISP iiNet Down Under

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Well, here's some good news on the copyright front down under in Australia. You may recall that, back in 2008, a bunch of Hollywood studios (along with two Australian movie studios, just to make it seem "local") sued Australian ISP iiNet for failing to "do enough" to stop infringement. As...
Hollywood Loses Its Big Copyright Lawsuit Against ISP iiNet Down Under

Steve Jobs Told Me Why He Loved Being A CEO (AAPL)

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Very few people actually had the opportunity to work with Steve Jobs. And those who did hardly talk about it.  "It's kind of an unwritten rule, partly because he was obsessive about his privacy," former Apple employee Glenn Reid writes on his blog. "I think that has all changed now,...
Steve Jobs Told Me Why He Loved Being A CEO (AAPL)

Broodr: The inner geek’s boutique grows to 5,000 items

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I’ve been a fan of Broodr from the start. Simply put, it’s an awesome online store with geeky art, apparel, tech, electronics and more. It’s not an open market like Etsy, but the collection is so well curated that anyone in the tech industry is sure to fall in love. We spent some time talking with Broodr, and...
Broodr: The inner geek’s boutique grows to 5,000 items

Monday theatre roundup: on phones and festivals

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The Donmar finds a new answer to the perennial mobile problem, and are theatres getting more middle of the road?Switching audiences on to switch it offWe all know how annoying it is when somebody's mobile phone goes off in the theatre (particularly Hugh Jackman). But it increasingly seems as if...
Monday theatre roundup: on phones and festivals

PSA: Entire Harry Potter series now available on Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library

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Fancy dipping back into the world of Quidditch and Dumbledore? Or maybe you shunned the whole Pottermania thing until now. Either way, if you own a Kindle, you can finally get up to speed without paying a spellbinding price -- thanks to Amazon's Kindle Owners Lending Library. All seven...
PSA: Entire Harry Potter series now available on Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for the Developer in Your Life

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Christmas is long gone and the Superbowl is over, which can only mean one thing - Valentine's day is almost here. If you are anything like the CloudSpokes team, you struggle to find a great gift for the love (or "like") in your life by February 14. It's not a...
Valentine's Day Gift Guide for the Developer in Your Life

3 Strikes Plan Re-established In Ireland After Court Decides To Ignore Data Protection Commission Ruling

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A few years back, IFPI sued Irish ISP Eircom for not waving a magic wand and stopping infringement. It was part of the legacy entertainment industry's strategy to try to force ISPs into kicking people offline under a 3 strikes regime, even if they couldn't get a law to that...
3 Strikes Plan Re-established In Ireland After Court Decides To Ignore Data Protection Commission Ruling
T-Mobile battles the subsidy beast (by raising prices)

Yes, It's Time For A Massive Infrastructure Spending Program

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I recently laid out the fundamental problem with the US economy: Massive consumer debts and high unemployment are crippling consumer spending, which accounts for about 70% of our economy. I noted that, to get the economy healthy again, consumers have to get back to work and reduce their debts. This...
Yes, It's Time For A Massive Infrastructure Spending Program

Shazam taps into small-screen potential with 'companion app' for TV audiences

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The company behind the hugely popular smartphone tool is turning its focus on viewers' consumption with a 'one-click' information serviceWhen a brand name becomes a verb, you know it has hit the big time. Hoover did it, as did Google. More recently, "Shazaming" has entered the vernacular, with it is...
Shazam taps into small-screen potential with 'companion app' for TV audiences

Incantor brings World of Warcraft to real life (hands-on)

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There's plenty of cool stuff to see on the floor of this year's TechCrunch Disrupt, but nothing's likely quite so eye-catching as Incantor, a mobile game that utilizes your smartphone and, naturally, a magic wand, to bring fantasy-style action to the real world -- or as the game's creators...
Incantor brings World of Warcraft to real life (hands-on)

Social Enterprise Is Not Living Up To Its Promise

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If you're not hearing a lot about social enterprise these days, it may be because no one can figure out what the hell social enterprise is. On paper, the concept sounds reasonable, even important: take popular social media tools (microblogs, wikis, blogs, etc.) and use them for internal collaboration, project...
Social Enterprise Is Not Living Up To Its Promise

Google+ gives users a tool to merge multiple accounts

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The Web giant's social network often associates users with more than one account; now it has created a magic wand to merge those accounts. [Read more]...
Google+ gives users a tool to merge multiple accounts
Data Centers: Google Spans Entire Planet With GPS-Powered Database
Watch this: Andy Hertzfeld's 23-year-old 'Frox' smart TV had a Wiimote-like controller

Hands-on with Atoms: a Kickstarter-funded 'modular robotic toy'

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Sitting apart from the abundance of health-tracking apps and gadgets on display here at the CES 2013 Bluetooth SIG event is a toy made for the creative-minded geek: Atoms. Fueled by a successful kickstarter campaign, these intelligent building blocks veer away from the intimidating halo surrounding other DIY entries...
Hands-on with Atoms: a Kickstarter-funded 'modular robotic toy'

Sony launches 'augmented reality' title Wonderbook: Book of Spells from J.K. Rowling

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Sony today launched Wonderbook: Book of Spells, its collaboration with author J.K. Rowling, for the PlayStation 3. The product is one of the first major non-game applications that tap the power of the PlayStation 3 and its technology for augmented reality. The new application is more like an interactive...
Sony launches 'augmented reality' title Wonderbook: Book of Spells from J.K. Rowling

Yer A Wizard, Reader: Kickstarter Game Uses A Real “Magic” Wand

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If you’ve ever wanted to swing a magic wand around and make things happen (besides encouraging the cool kids to give you a swirly, that is), here’s your chance. A new game on Kickstarter called Incantor promises some real-live olde timey majicke fun for your iPhone. Built by a Rhode...
Yer A Wizard, Reader: Kickstarter Game Uses A Real “Magic” Wand

ATOMS another tech toy when LEGOs just aren't enough

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The world of connected toys has so far a bit of a let down for me, not because the toys aren’t fun, but because they are both expensive and many of them don’t seem to be all that engaging for long-term play. But ATOMS Express out of Boulder, Colo. are...
ATOMS another tech toy when LEGOs just aren't enough
Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 [Gallery]
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?