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Mystery Solved? A New Theory About Why Egypt Stopped Building Pyramids

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Mystery Solved? A New Theory About Why Egypt Stopped Building Pyramids

Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged

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Google has already been working on patents that could pick out faces and song melodies in our YouTube clips. Now, it might just have the ultimate tool: the technique in a just-granted patent could pick out objects in a video, whether they're living or not. Instead of asking the...
Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged

LG Optimus L3 appears in Sweden, packs entry-level style

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It's not every day that we come across an entry-level Android smartphone from LG, especially one that packs this much style. The LG Optimus L3 (aka E400) recently popped up on Swedish retailer CDON's website and appears to be slotted right below the Optimus Hub (successor to the highly...
LG Optimus L3 appears in Sweden, packs entry-level style

Microsoft Schedules Two Major Mystery Media Events Next Week

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Microsoft will host media events in Los Angeles on June 18 and in San Francisco on June 20. Best guesses so far focus on Windows 8 RT tablets and/or Windows Phone 8 announcements....
Microsoft Schedules Two Major Mystery Media Events Next Week

Google has acquired Meebo

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Web-based instant messaging service Meebo confirms it's been acquired by Google, though what the Internet giant intends to do with it remains a mystery. [Read more]...
Google has acquired Meebo

Teaching Kids to Read & Write…From the Dead

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I used to watch a lot of TV when I was a kid. I watched a ton of stuff. Granted, that hasn’t changed too much. Now I just watch DVDs instead of TV as it airs. As a result of this childhood hobby, I have fond memories of shows that...
Teaching Kids to Read & Write…From the Dead

Ridley Scott Plans Not Just One, But Two Alien Prequels [Alien]

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Ridley Scott won't have enough room in just one Alien prequel to would solve the mystery behind the infamous Space Jockey and chill us all over again. He's decided there should be two prequels, both of them in 3-D. More »...
Ridley Scott Plans Not Just One, But Two Alien Prequels [Alien]

Did the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro just hit the FCC?

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Tablet lovers who've been eying Microsoft's elaborately named Surface with Windows 8 Pro may be one step closer to getting it in their hands now that a mystery Microsoft tablet, the 1514, has swung through the FCC's approval process. While there's no neon lights advertising the slate's identity, it's...
Did the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro just hit the FCC?

Classmates.com settles suit over misleading e-mails

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In 2008, the social networking site Classmates.com found itself on the receiving end of a class action lawsuit that focused on its membership recruitment tactics. The company has now settled the suit via the typical mechanism: trivial discounts to the affected parties, and some hefty legal fees. But, as...
Classmates.com settles suit over misleading e-mails

ZTE Grand X appears in T-Mobile USA garb at the FCC

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If you were wondering whether or not the ZTE Grand X would cross the oceans to launch in the US, there's a good chance the mystery is over. An unusually detailed FCC filing has uncovered a V970T variant that's destined for T-Mobile USA, complete with the carrier branding, Wi-Fi...
ZTE Grand X appears in T-Mobile USA garb at the FCC

Atebits' mystery iOS app, Modern Combat 4, Netflix, eBay Fashion, more

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On top of our usual list of apps and updates hitting the App Store today, we also get word from Tweetie/Twitter for Mac developer Atebits that it has version 1.0 of a new app currently in review. We don’t know yet what it is, but we’ll certainly keep you...
Atebits' mystery iOS app, Modern Combat 4, Netflix, eBay Fashion, more

Who's getting crowded out of crowdfunding?

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A Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie based Veronica Mars made its $2 million goal in 11 hours. What happens to entrepreneurs who don't already have a rabid fanbase? By Kurt Wagner FORTUNE -- Veronica Mars is back to solve a mystery: can she raise enough money to fund her own...
Who's getting crowded out of crowdfunding?
The Vergecast 034 - June 14th, 2012

French Designer Says He's Working With Apple On A 'Revolutionary' Project Due In 8 Months (AAPL)

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Here's an exciting mystery. French designer Philippe Starck said on radio that he's working with Apple on a "revolutionary" project that will be released in 8 months, Le Figaro reports. (Translation via our French reporter Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry.) Starck didn't say anything else, because of Apple's "religious cult of secrecy." Clarifying...
French Designer Says He's Working With Apple On A 'Revolutionary' Project Due In 8 Months (AAPL)

Mystery Samsung phone with Snapdragon S4 pops up in benchmarks, may or may not be Verizon's Galaxy S III

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While pre-release benchmarks have a very hit or miss record for clues as to what future devices will bring, they almost always raise eyebrows. Nowhere is that more true than in a round of NenaMark2 testing uncovered this weekend: a previously unknown Samsung SCH-i535 for Verizon has tipped up...
Mystery Samsung phone with Snapdragon S4 pops up in benchmarks, may or may not be Verizon's Galaxy S III

Mystery of BBC web editor's crystal ball | Media Monkey

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The front page of the BBC's internal website, Gateway, on Monday seems to have been extraordinarily prescient about the vacancies at the top of the corporation. Given the propensity for senior BBC executives to resign or step aside at the moment, Monkey suggests you look at the advert in the...
Mystery of BBC web editor's crystal ball | Media Monkey
Amazon's New Ad Network May Already Be Making $500 Million In Sales (AMZN)

Rumors give 2012 iPhone shiny new chip, 1GB of RAM, mystery iOS app

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We've potentially seen a lot of the next iPhone's exterior; it may be the interior's time for a shakedown, as an unusually detailed rumor out of 9to5 Mac has claimed scads more about the processor and iOS 6. Going by the tips, the 2012 design would use an S5L8950X,...
Rumors give 2012 iPhone shiny new chip, 1GB of RAM, mystery iOS app

Microsoft exec's defection adds to Amazon phone mystery

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A new data point for the latest parlor game around Amazon's possible entry into the smartphone race. [Read more]...
Microsoft exec's defection adds to Amazon phone mystery

Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

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Mozilla won't be launching its own hardware to run the in-development Firefox OS, but it's just announced it has built a "Developer Preview Phone" for putting the OS through its paces. It's not quite the same as the mystery device we saw sporting Firefox OS at CES, but its...
Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

China's web censors are quick, but take breaks for the evening news

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Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like microblogging platform, has seen tremendous growth since launching in 2010, with the site's 300 million users combining to post 70,000 messages per minute. This growth has forced the Chinese government to ramp up its censorship tactics, though its precise methods have thus far remained a...
China's web censors are quick, but take breaks for the evening news

Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

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Depending on how you define it, blogging is about 15 years old now, and many believe that it has either been killed off by social networks such as Twitter and Facebook or forced to go upscale like The Huffington Post. But there are those who are trying to reinvent the...
Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

Shelby.tv gears up for SXSW with its “PROJECT G.O.A.T.S.” celebrity interview series

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We’re now just one month away from SXSW, specifically the Interactive portion of the event that draws geeks, entrepreneurs and wannabes from all over the world for a five-day event to celebrate all that’s holy and good about emerging tech. While the San Francisco-based startup LaunchRock plans its epic campground party, New...
Shelby.tv gears up for SXSW with its “PROJECT G.O.A.T.S.” celebrity interview series
Booting Up: Is CES Cool? (No. Yes. Maybe?)
'Pinch' connects multiple smartphones and tablets together to make a display

Do you want a Microsoft Surface tablet? (poll)

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Now that the mystery is over and you know Microsoft has moved into the tablet space, what's your early reaction? [Read more]...
Do you want a Microsoft Surface tablet? (poll)

HP's former CEO Leo Apotheker killed WebOS

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The mystery has been solved. Hewlett-Packard's short-lived CEO Leo Apotheker was responsible for cutting short the life of Palm webOS, according to the company's former CTO. [Read more]...
HP's former CEO Leo Apotheker killed WebOS
Verizon Galaxy Camera gets mystery software update
ZTE marketing exec teases Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 handsets on Chinese social network
MYSTERY: Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom Has Posted Only One Photo This Year (FB)
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