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Intel Finds a Russian MegaFon for its Android Ambitions

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While Intel is still hopeful of convincing the world’s biggest smartphone makers to adopt its processors, a big part of its current business is tapping smaller players aiming to make a name for themselves. The latest company to fit that bill is MegaFon, a lesser known but fast-growing Russian cell...
Intel Finds a Russian MegaFon for its Android Ambitions
Via's APC, a $49 Android desktop computer, goes on sale this summer
Microsoft to bring full Internet Explorer browsing to Xbox 360 with Kinect controls
Flexible robots, in (not quite) living color

Good News For Entrepreneurs On Fiscal Cliff: R&D Tax Credit Extended

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The government gave the nation’s suit-and-tie mad scientists a tax break again this year, agreeing to extend the much-loved R&D tax credit. “We can’t keep cutting things like basic research and new technology and still expect to succeed in a 21st-century economy,” said President Obama, hailing Congress’s passage of a budget...
Good News For Entrepreneurs On Fiscal Cliff: R&D Tax Credit Extended
Early Look: BlackBerry 10′s New Take On Touchscreen Typing

HTC And Facebook Confirm They Modified Android To Optimize The "First" Phone For Home

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While Facebook’s announcement focused on the “Home” homescreen app that can run on any unforked Android, HTC has just confirmed to me it did modify Android to give its First handset features not available in the downloadable version of Home. Specifically, the First can pipe in email and calendar notifications...
HTC And Facebook Confirm They Modified Android To Optimize The "First" Phone For Home

Düsseldorf court denies preliminary injunction against Galaxy Tab 10.1N: designaround pays off for Samsung

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The leading German news agency, dpa (here's their story), and the AllAboutSamsung blog report that the Düsseldorf Regional Court has denied Apple's motion for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, a modified version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned by the same court in August 2011.The court determined...
Düsseldorf court denies preliminary injunction against Galaxy Tab 10.1N: designaround pays off for Samsung

German appeals court clears Samsung's modified 10.1-inch tablet, bans 7.7-inch version EU-wide

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The Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf (Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court) just announced its decision on two appeals of decisions by the Landgericht (District Court) based in the same German city.Oliver Voss, an editor of Wirtschaftswoche (a leading German business weekly), announced the outcome on Twitter:The appeals court upheld the lower court's denial of...
German appeals court clears Samsung's modified 10.1-inch tablet, bans 7.7-inch version EU-wide
Xbox Live dashboard update rolling out to beta testers, includes IE9 and Xbox Music

Google attempts to stymie Android fragmentation by locking down the Android SDK

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A new clause in the Android SDK’s terms of service hints that Google’s open-source operating system might not be as free as developers, OEMs, and users might hope. This has led some bearded developers to claim that the Android SDK is now “proprietary.”These concerns stem from a new clause that...
Google attempts to stymie Android fragmentation by locking down the Android SDK

Senate introduces revised version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012

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Five senators, including Senator Joe Lieberman, introduced a modified version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (PDF) today, hoping to revitalize lagging support for the bill, especially among Republicans. The act, which was first introduced in February of 2012, calls for the creation of a council chaired by the Secretary...
Senate introduces revised version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012

Symantec: New ZeuS Botnet No Longer Needs Central Command Servers

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Cybercriminals are using a modified version of the ZeuS computer Trojan that no longer relies on command and control (C&C) servers for receiving......
Symantec: New ZeuS Botnet No Longer Needs Central Command Servers

Slowloris DDoS tool used by Anonymous hacked to include Zeus trojan

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Is turnabout fair play? A handful of Anons have found themselves on the wrong end of a hack in the wake of the US government takedown of Megaupload. On January 20, just one day after Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was arrested in New Zealand, an unknown attacker slipped code...
Slowloris DDoS tool used by Anonymous hacked to include Zeus trojan
Fujitsu to sell senior-friendly Android phone in the US and Europe

The iWatch Is Coming, And That's About All We Know

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We've known for some time that Apple's rumored "iWatch" appears to be a real concept, with patent filings that suggest a device completely distinct from the already watch-like 6th-gen iPod Nano. A report from Bloomberg this morning adds a few details -- namely that the product is being headed up by...
The iWatch Is Coming, And That's About All We Know

Google, LG to unveil Nexus phone at the end of the month

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CNET has confirmed that the phone will be a modified version of the Optimus G. Other handset manufacturers could also release their own Nexus phones as well. [Read more]...
Google, LG to unveil Nexus phone at the end of the month
N. Carolina Senate decides to include science in sea level projections after all

Facebook Phone Review: "HTC First" Decorates Home With Extra Alerts But A Shabby Camera

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After years of rumors, the Facebook Phone aka the HTC First finally launches April 12th for $99 on AT&T. It light and supple, plus comes with a suped-up version of Facebook Home pre-installed that pipes in non-Facebook notifications, but the 5MP Camera is a let down. If you’re highly social,...
Facebook Phone Review: "HTC First" Decorates Home With Extra Alerts But A Shabby Camera

Android Is Huge Now, But It Faces A Harrowing Future (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)

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This is a modified version of a presentation from Business Insider Intelligence. Subscribers can download a PowerPoint or PDF version of the presentation with many more charts, plus the Excel spreadsheets used to create the charts. Sign up for a free trial here. Google's Android platform has been on a...
Android Is Huge Now, But It Faces A Harrowing Future (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)
Apple smartwatch said to be coming in 2013 with iOS and health-monitoring on board

Facebook to reveal 'new home on Android' next week

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Facebook will be holding a product announcement at its headquarters next Thursday. Members of the press were given an invitation saying, “Come see our new home on Android.” We haven’t heard what the product will be, but it could be an overhauled Android app or a modified version of the...
Facebook to reveal 'new home on Android' next week

Google Glass spotted fitted to prescription frames at Google I/O

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Google is still working on a version of its head-mounted display for wearers of glasses, it has emerged. A number of Google employees roaming the Google I/0 developer event were said to be wearing the modified version of Google Glass, working with prescription lenses and a different frame to the...
Google Glass spotted fitted to prescription frames at Google I/O

Richard Stallman slams Ubuntu as spyware, prompting Canonical's Jono Bacon to call FUD

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Richard Stallman, creator of the GNU Project and founder of the Free Software Foundation, declared on Friday that Ubuntu is spyware. Jono Bacon, Ubuntu’s Community Manager, has countered on the same day by saying Stallman is spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). Stallman’s main problem with Ubuntu is that as...
Richard Stallman slams Ubuntu as spyware, prompting Canonical's Jono Bacon to call FUD

Line links up with Japanese operator KDDI to boost visibility of its messaging app

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Asia messaging service Line has boosted its visibility in Japan after it inked an agreement with KDDI which will see the app added to the operator’s “au Smart Pass” app promotion service, as analyst Serkan Toto notes. The Line service is hugely popular in Japan and across Asia — which is...
Line links up with Japanese operator KDDI to boost visibility of its messaging app
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute becomes first university to receive IBM Watson system

Facebook To Reveal "A New Home On Android" At April 4th Event, Likely A Modified Operating System

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Facebook has just invited members of the press to an event at its headquarters on April 4th to “Come See Our New Home On Android”. Sources tell us it will be a modified version of the Android operating system with deep native Facebook functionality that will live on an HTC...
Facebook To Reveal "A New Home On Android" At April 4th Event, Likely A Modified Operating System

President's veto power over Internet removed in amended bill

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When the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 was originally proposed, this sweeping overhaul of the nation's cybersecurity apparatus contained a provision that would give the president the power to shut down the Internet in the event of a major cyberattack. Needless to say, the idea of giving an Internet kill...
President's veto power over Internet removed in amended bill

Lock Screen Security Hole Found On Some Android-Powered Samsung Galaxy Phones

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Remember that nasty little iOS 6 lockscreen bug that let hackers access apps on any iPhone with a few smooth moves? Well, fresh on the heels of yesterday’s iOS update that squashed the problem, another security researcher has found a similar issue on Samsung’s Android smartphones. Terence Eden claims...
Lock Screen Security Hole Found On Some Android-Powered Samsung Galaxy Phones
CES looks for solutions to the patent troll toll
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