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Sweden boasts the world's fastest 4G speeds; US ranks a lowly 8th
BodyMedia strolls out of the gym with new fashion-conscious Core 2 body monitor

Telcos Deny Trying To Turn FCC's Open Network Diagnostics Into A Closed, Proprietary Affair

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The FCC has been working with M-Lab to measure basic network diagnostics using an open source solution, providing public information about internet network performance. This seems like a good thing... though you can see why not everyone would like data public about the performance of their networks. Over the weekend,...
Telcos Deny Trying To Turn FCC's Open Network Diagnostics Into A Closed, Proprietary Affair

Yahoo wants two-faced DNS to aid IPv6 deployment

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Many systems that purport to have connectivity to the IPv6 Internet, well, don't. According to measurements done by Google 18 months ago, about a third of a percent of all Web users' systems think they have IPv6, with huge regional differences. In reality, it doesn't work for 27 percent...
Yahoo wants two-faced DNS to aid IPv6 deployment

Powerocks debuts lightweight, compact Tarot backup battery

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Power solution manufacturer Powerocks today announced Tarot -- a backup battery designed to fit in a wallet, pocket, or small purse to provide an emergency charge for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices quickly and safely when away from a power source or outlet. Tarot weighs 1.79 ounces, with measurements...
Powerocks debuts lightweight, compact Tarot backup battery

Forget Market Share — Microsoft Says Bing Is Doing Great! (MSFT, GOOG, YHOO)

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Bing chief Qi Lu doesn't worry that much about Bing's low market share versus Google. At an event today announcing Bing's new social networking sidebar and other changes, Lu said that he and Microsoft consider market share to be a "lagging indicator." In other words, when Bing makes a change,...
Forget Market Share — Microsoft Says Bing Is Doing Great! (MSFT, GOOG, YHOO)

Insert Coin: LifeBeam heart-monitoring smart cycling helmet (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Let's face it: heart monitors, whether strapped to our chests or...
Insert Coin: LifeBeam heart-monitoring smart cycling helmet (video)
Off-the-shelf brainwave scanners can extract your private information
Nike+ Training and Basketball: creating a game inside the game

Coming Soon From Amazon: Kindle Towering Inferno

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Here’s another report to add to the chorus of predictions that Amazon is gearing up to launch a larger version of its Kindle Fire tablet. The occasionally reliable Digitimes claims that Foxconn has won the contract for a new 10-inch Fire and is expected to begin shipping the devices in...
Coming Soon From Amazon: Kindle Towering Inferno

Blazing-fast Facebook pages boost member use, increase ad revenue

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Speed up your website if you want to make more money. It’s that simple, yet most site owners only give site speed half their attention. By contrast, the most successful websites on the planet — Google, Twitter, and Facebook — have staff whose job is to obsess over how long...
Blazing-fast Facebook pages boost member use, increase ad revenue
Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reach milestone high as global warming worsens

Roku 4200X appears in FCC filing, shows off smaller footprint

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The last time Roku properly refreshed its line of media streamers was back in 2011 with the Roku 2 series but we're apparently in for at least one new addition, if not a whole new line. This 4200X (the current players are in the 2000/3000 series) just popped up...
Roku 4200X appears in FCC filing, shows off smaller footprint

Email Intelligence

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I am in my second decade as a board member on several companies. It doesn't happen often in the VC business, at least my VC business, because I get off the boards of companies that go public or are headed there shortly. The percentage of portfolio companies that don't shut...
Email Intelligence
How sensitive is the climate to added CO2?
Demolishing Heisenberg with clever math and experiments
iPad's domination of tablet traffic grows, but does Amazon care?

Faster-than-light neutrino result apparently a mistake due to loose cable

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Since September, scientists have been scratching their head over results that appear to show neutrinos travelling between Switzerland and Italy faster than light would. As far as anyone could tell, the team behind the results had done everything they could to eliminate errors, and had even released some preliminary...
Faster-than-light neutrino result apparently a mistake due to loose cable

These Guys Claim To Have Measurements On The iPhone 5 (AAPL)

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Take a look at this chart of measurements for the alleged iPhone 5 that BGR dug up. The renderings (pictured below) are in line with rumors claiming that we will get a taller iPhone this fall but the most interesting claim is that the new iPhone will only be 7.6...
These Guys Claim To Have Measurements On The iPhone 5 (AAPL)

Fits.me Finally Shipping A New Robot That Makes It Easier To See What You’re Going To Look In That Suit

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As a fat, lazy blogger, I find myself often buying clothes online only to discover that XXL for a designer in Spain is basically a XXS for babies in America. The resulting shape and return fees were enough to drive me to distraction – until I saw this wild robot...
Fits.me Finally Shipping A New Robot That Makes It Easier To See What You’re Going To Look In That Suit
Measurements retroactively force photons to be both wave and particle

Physicists construct the most accurate clock the world has ever seen

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Calling a clock the most accurate ever may sound like hyperbole, but physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado have built a pair of devices that can claim that title. The team used an optical lattice to address an issue that plagues atomic clockmakers:...
Physicists construct the most accurate clock the world has ever seen
Review: Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Watch

Amazon Offers 'Amazon Pages' For Brands To Customize With Their Own URLs, And 'Amazon Posts' For Social Media Marketing

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Just in time for the holiday shopping blitz, it looks like Amazon is opening a new chapter in its role as an online marketplace for third-parties to sell their goods. The company is quietly pushing a service called Amazon Pages, which lets companies set up their own pages on Amazon.com...
Amazon Offers 'Amazon Pages' For Brands To Customize With Their Own URLs, And 'Amazon Posts' For Social Media Marketing
Mission to Mars would blast astronauts with harmful levels of radiation, study finds

Canon's $800 18MP EOS-b DSLR pops up on Best Buy's website for pre-order

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It looks as though Canon will have a new DSLR to announce very shortly, if a listing on Best Buy's website is any indicator. While there is currently no image to be seen, the unannounced 18-megapixel DSLR is dubbed as the EOS-b and it's priced at $800 with an...
Canon's $800 18MP EOS-b DSLR pops up on Best Buy's website for pre-order
Nokia Lumia 510 surfaces in China, complete with Windows Phone 7.8
The week in science is counterintuitive

DxO Labs suggests shortcomings of Adobe's Lens Profile Creator

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Adobe's image processing rival DxO Labs has highlighted potential pitfalls in allowing users to profile their own lenses using Adobe's recently announced Lens Profile Creator utility. The company has expressed concerns about the accuracy and number of measurements taken to achieve an accurate profile. In response, Adobe has explained the...
DxO Labs suggests shortcomings of Adobe's Lens Profile Creator
Clothes Horse Wants To Solve The Biggest Problem With Online Shopping: Finding Clothes That Fit
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