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When His Project Was Canceled, an Unemployed Programmer Kept Sneaking Into Apple to Finish the Job

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by Julia Dahl David McNew/Getty Images When an Apple programmer’s project got canceled, he didn’t despair. He just kept sneaking into the office until the program was finished. Ron Avitzur knew his project was doomed. By the time his bosses cut the cord in August 1993, his team was actually...
When His Project Was Canceled, an Unemployed Programmer Kept Sneaking Into Apple to Finish the Job

You Can Buy A New Computer For $35 Later This Month

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The first set of Raspberry Pi computers will be available for $35 on February 20, reports Ars Technica. The computer (pictured right) is a barebones device in every sense -- you'll have to supply your own monitor and Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, but after that you've got a feisty...
You Can Buy A New Computer For $35 Later This Month
Custom fragrance captures the scent of a MacBook Pro unboxing

Remember Facebook’s gadget vending machine? Looks like Google has the exact same one.

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Since the launch of Google+, both Google and Facebook have been accused of ‘stealing’ ideas from one another to implement in their rapidly-growing social networks. It now appears that Google has taken a little office inspiration from its social rival, by outfitting its Mountain View HQ with vending machines that dispense...
Remember Facebook’s gadget vending machine? Looks like Google has the exact same one.

Microsoft to offer $15 Windows 8 upgrade, when you buy a Win7 PC

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In need of a new computer, but holding out because you don't want to be saddled with a last-gen OS when Windows 8 lands? Worry not potential consumers, Microsoft plans to offer a cheap upgrade path to its latest and greatest if you buy in now. Well, not now,...
Microsoft to offer $15 Windows 8 upgrade, when you buy a Win7 PC
What to look for at WWDC 2012: Macs, Mountain Lion, iOS 6, maps and iCloud

SoC vs. CPU – The battle for the future of computing

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After more than 50 years at the top of the heap, the CPU finally has some competition from an upstart called the SoC. For decades, you could walk into a shop and confidently pick out a new computer based on its CPU — and now, everywhere you look, from smartphones...
SoC vs. CPU – The battle for the future of computing

Intel Delaying Mass Availability of Ivy Bridge Processors Until 'After June'?

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Digitimes reports that Intel has apparently begun informing partners that mass availability of its forthcoming Ivy Bridge processors will be delayed until "after June". Intel is said to be sticking to its initial schedule calling for an April introduction of Ivy Bridge, but only very limited supplies of the chips...
Intel Delaying Mass Availability of Ivy Bridge Processors Until 'After June'?

Blogger Victorious over Apple in Small Claims Case on NVIDIA GPU Failures

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Back in January, blogger Seattle Rex announced that he would be suing Apple over issues related to his 2008 MacBook Pro that appears to have suffered from an NVIDIA graphics card failure. According to Rex, the graphics chip on his top-of-the-line 17-inch MacBook Pro began to flake out late last...
Blogger Victorious over Apple in Small Claims Case on NVIDIA GPU Failures

Google Maps launches metropolitan 3D maps in Google Earth on iOS and Android

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Today, Google announced that it will feature 3D models of entire metropolitan areas on mobile devices in Google Earth. It’s doing so by working on new imagery and rendering techniques, combined with new computer vision tech that automates creation of cityscapes in full 3D. The 3D rendering will come complete with buildings,...
Google Maps launches metropolitan 3D maps in Google Earth on iOS and Android

Five Apps That Would Get Me To Put On Google's Weird New Computer Glasses (GOOG)

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Google is going to start selling glasses with computers in them, the New York Times's Nick Bilton has been reporting. The computer "screen" will be graphics layered over the lenses, kind of like a "heads-up display" or "HUD" in a fighter jet. The computer glasses will run on Android,...
Five Apps That Would Get Me To Put On Google's Weird New Computer Glasses (GOOG)

Stunning, High-Resolution Images Of The New MacBook Pro (AAPL)

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Apple unveiled a brand new MacBook Pro today that has one of the highest-resolution displays on the market. At the same time, the new computer is still even thinner than the existing MacBook Pro and still packs as much of a punch as the computer. It has a bigger price...
Stunning, High-Resolution Images Of The New MacBook Pro (AAPL)
San Francisco police developing new apps to help officers fight crime in the field
Best Buy's surprisingly insecure approach to new PC setup
Like tinkering with your MacBook Pro? Non-retina may be where it's at

Chrome creeps lower as IE9 surges, for the second straight month

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Well, what the heck. For the second straight month, according to the well-regarded NetMarketShare, Chrome lost global aggregate market share. Internet Explorer 9 surged, but IE as a whole eased, just like Chrome. Firefox, on the strength of its 10th version (which is quite good), eked minor gains. We watch this...
Chrome creeps lower as IE9 surges, for the second straight month

Best Buy: Write down your e-mail password (and give it to us)

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As part of its "New Computer Set-Up" service, Best Buy's Geek Squad asks customers to write down their e-mail password in a box. Which some might find a little odd. [Read more]...
Best Buy: Write down your e-mail password (and give it to us)

Raspberry Pi in action: our developer puts it through its paces - video

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Web developer Chris Cross looks at how easy it is to set up, browse the web and write code with the new computer designed for schoolchildrenChris CrossGuy Grandjean...
Raspberry Pi in action: our developer puts it through its paces - video

Viral Video: Finally, "Kara" Becomes a Cyborg (Bucket List, Check!)

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Here is a very cool — if slightly creepy — video that debuted the the Game Developers Conference this week in San Francisco. Made by the Paris-based Quantic Dream, developers of the groundbreaking “Heavy Rain” game, the “Kara” concept video is a look at the future of gaming, using...
Viral Video: Finally, "Kara" Becomes a Cyborg (Bucket List, Check!)

Asus uses Android strategy for Windows 8 Transformer Book

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In Taipei, the annual Computex is just beginning and Asus has wasted no time introducing numerous new computer designs for Microsoft Windows 8. The range of products covers laptops, desktops, Ultrabooks and more. Each offers some new unique twists and turns – including one laptop with two screens — but...
Asus uses Android strategy for Windows 8 Transformer Book

MY APPLE NIGHTMARE: The Geniuses Couldn't Figure Out How To Fix My MacBook Pro (AAPL)

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Apple is a truly great company with excellent customer service. However, it is far from perfect, as I had to find out the hard way. I spent three months dealing with a faulty Wi-Fi card in my $2,000 MacBook Pro, which was covered by Apple Care, because its customer...
MY APPLE NIGHTMARE: The Geniuses Couldn't Figure Out How To Fix My MacBook Pro (AAPL)

Why Ron Johnson Is Eliminating Commission At JCPenney

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On Monday, JCPenney announced that it's no longer going to pay employees commission. It's a big shift, since sales staff in six different JCPenney departments have traditionally received it. Why is this happening? It's likely because JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson, the mind behind the Apple Store when he headed up...
Why Ron Johnson Is Eliminating Commission At JCPenney

TEARDOWN: What's Inside The New MacBook Pro With Retina Display? (AAPL)

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The intrepid gearheads over at iFixIt have already hacked up a new MacBook Pro with Retina display! Check out their photographs of each step of the process to learn a little bit about the components in the new computer and how it's built.Here's the new MacBook Pro, showing off its...
TEARDOWN: What's Inside The New MacBook Pro With Retina Display? (AAPL)

Acer starts selling a laptop with a not-so-secret Nvidia graphics chip

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Acer has begun selling a new Ultrabook (thin laptop) with a new Nvidia graphics chip. The new machine is the first Ultrabook that has a stand-alone graphics chip in addition to the integrated graphics in the laptop’s Intel chip. That means the new computer will be thin, light and still...
Acer starts selling a laptop with a not-so-secret Nvidia graphics chip

Why Do You Need A New Computer Instead Of An iPad? (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)

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Yesterday we wrote about the big risk Microsoft is taking with its new Windows 8 operating system. In a nutshell: The new Windows is getting bad reviews, and there's a good chance it will be a dud that consumers skip. Unlike the last time Microsoft had a dud with Vista,...
Why Do You Need A New Computer Instead Of An iPad? (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)

Security Start-Up CrowdStrike Hires Former FBI Cyber Cop

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Crowdstrike, a new computer security start-up launched earlier this year with a $26 million investment from private equity fund Warburg Pincus said today it had made its first major management hire. The company said it had signed Shawn Henry, the FBI’s former executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response,...
Security Start-Up CrowdStrike Hires Former FBI Cyber Cop

HP Folio: Finally, An Ultrabook That Doesn't Blatantly Rip Off The MacBook Air [REVIEW] (HPQ, INTC)

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HP's 13-inch Folio is the company's latest entry in the Ultrabook category, which captured a lot of attention at this year's Consumer's Electronics Show. If you're unfamiliar, Ultrabooks are sleek, extra-slim computers that weigh as little as possible while still maintaining full computer functionality. They compete directly with Apple's...
HP Folio: Finally, An Ultrabook That Doesn't Blatantly Rip Off The MacBook Air [REVIEW] (HPQ, INTC)

Gadgetwise Blog: Lenovo's Yoga Is a Laptop and Tablet in One

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Lenovo's computer and a tablet in one - the Yoga - might not be the absolute fastest or thinnest new computer, but as its name implies, it is certainly flexible....
Gadgetwise Blog: Lenovo's Yoga Is a Laptop and Tablet in One

The Nine Flavors Of Windows 8 Shows The Key Difference Between Microsoft And Apple

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For better or worse, it seems as if Windows 8 will be available in nine separate editions. That’s up three flavors from Windows 7. The unofficial news comes from a registry key found within the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. If this key is to be believed, Windows 8 will be...
The Nine Flavors Of Windows 8 Shows The Key Difference Between Microsoft And Apple

Microsoft Announces Its Back-To-School Promotion: Buy A PC, Get A Free Xbox

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Microsoft, just like Apple, usually runs a major back-to-school promotion every summer that is meant to give students (and their parents) some extra incentives to buy a new computer. The company’s just-announced back-to-school deal for the U.S. and Canada is pretty much the same as last year’s. A year ago,...
Microsoft Announces Its Back-To-School Promotion: Buy A PC, Get A Free Xbox
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