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RIM shows off new features for PlayBook 2.0 at DevCon

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All eyes are on Amsterdam this morning, as RIM hosts DevCon Europe. Among all the usual avowals about how well things are going are a few nuggets of the new and the noteworthy. One such morsel was a demonstration of new BlackBerry Bridge features. Now, swipes and touches from...
RIM shows off new features for PlayBook 2.0 at DevCon
New promo video for ASUS N-Series Notebooks makes us want to hug it out

Personal Takes Its Secure Vault For All Of Your Private, Digital Data Mobile With iOS App

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Startup Personal, which aims to give consumers control over their digital data, is debuting an iPhone app today, adding to the company’s existing web and Android apps. Personal is a free web and mobile service that helps you take control of all the digital information about yourself and your life,...
Personal Takes Its Secure Vault For All Of Your Private, Digital Data Mobile With iOS App

Mitt Romney Made $22 Million In 2010 -- And Paid Only $3 Million Of Tax (14%)

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Now that Mitt Romney has a good shot at becoming the next President of the United States, it seems time to give his tax returns a good read. After all, Mitt Romney is an unusual Presidential candidate, in that he is totally loaded. (Not just rich--loaded). And unlike some loaded...
Mitt Romney Made $22 Million In 2010 -- And Paid Only $3 Million Of Tax (14%)

Google patents view augmentation method and glasses, sees what you cannot

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Google continues to keep our friends down at the US Patents and Trademark Office busy with its latest filing, involving augmented reality and a pair of relatively staid (at least by these sketches) pair of glasses. The patent outlines a system where a view-finder could identify what we're gawking...
Google patents view augmentation method and glasses, sees what you cannot

LIVE: Microsoft's Big Secret Event! (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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Microsoft is planning to announce something big. We don't know what it is, but as soon as it's officially announced, we'll be all over it. We are going to live blog everything that happens. Click here for the latest, or just refresh your browser. We'll also peel out all the...
LIVE: Microsoft's Big Secret Event! (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G making its way into T-Mobile stores in March for $150

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We heard about Samsung's Galaxy S Blaze 4G -- a device that wins second place for longest name behind the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch -- last month at CES, but details were incredibly scarce. Of course, leave it to T-Mobile and Sammy to toss in a...
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G making its way into T-Mobile stores in March for $150

ASUS PadFone gets benchmarked: a mere teaser of what's to come

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It was only last week that we learned of the varied battery life of ASUS' phone that would be a tablet that would be a laptop. Now, a further trickle of its performance might has passed our way, giving us insight into the real-world chops of its dual-core S4...
ASUS PadFone gets benchmarked: a mere teaser of what's to come

MustKnow News: This iOS app gives you the top 10 news stories by the hour

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There’s no shortage of news curation apps out there – from 100% human-powered Web apps, to automated social media mining tools that promise to bring you the news you really want to read. The latest app that offers to help us sift through the rubble and surface golden news nuggets...
MustKnow News: This iOS app gives you the top 10 news stories by the hour

More on Windows on ARM: Highlights from Sinofsky's 8,600 Word Opus

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We’ve already covered the highlights of Microsoft’s Windows-on-ARM news Thursday, namely that it will have a desktop mode, but only for Office, Internet Explorer and Windows itself. However, there are some other interesting nuggets amid Steven Sinofsky’s epic blog post, which just posted. There won’t be an “off” button for...
More on Windows on ARM: Highlights from Sinofsky's 8,600 Word Opus

Visualized: Intel drops the curtain on 50 Ultrabooks at Computex keynote

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Intel had a few nuggets for us at its Computex presentation today, but this being a keynote, there always needs to be a bit of pageantry. After a bit of on-stage gaming and a quick 30-second karaoke session, a stage-wide curtain dropped to the sound of a buzzer, revealing...
Visualized: Intel drops the curtain on 50 Ultrabooks at Computex keynote

Congress To Amend NDAA To Give DoD & NSA Greater 'Cyberwar' Powers

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Remember the NDAA? Yeah, for a variety of reasons that bill got a lot of attention last year -- mostly focused on the question of detainment of terrorists. But there are some other nuggets in the bill, including one tidbit about "military activities in cyberspace." The existing version of the...
Congress To Amend NDAA To Give DoD & NSA Greater 'Cyberwar' Powers

5,000 Dangerous Android Apps Says Trend Micro Report

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Did you know there are 5,000 new Android apps that can harm your device or steal your data - including extreme cases, such as a Russian fake version of Google Play that would add charges to your mobile bill? Those nuggets are included in the latest quarterly security roundup...
5,000 Dangerous Android Apps Says Trend Micro Report

0-Day Art: saving digital art one torrent at a time

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With online storefronts dominating the mobile market, it’s safe to assume that most people who own digital devices have some experience with the concept of micropayments. But now that we’ve grown accustomed to the idea of shelling out tiny nuggets of tribute for things like apps, games and music,...
0-Day Art: saving digital art one torrent at a time

Connotate raises $7M to help companies monitor and collect big data in real time

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You’ve heard it before so we’ll say it again, big data is the new black. New Jersey based Connotate helps companies like AP, Reuters and Dow Jones to scour and analyze unstructured data from thousands of web sites in real time. Last month it made its first acquisition, competitor Fetch...
Connotate raises $7M to help companies monitor and collect big data in real time

Google's Sundar Pichai confirms that offline Google Drive 'coming in five weeks,' hints at ad-supported Chromebook

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During the closing session here at D10 in California, Google's on Senior Vice President of Chrome & Apps Sundar Pichai was joined by Susan Wojcicki (SVP of Advertising at Google) at Walt Mossberg. Sundar was able to drive the majority of the conversation in the realm of Chrome and...
Google's Sundar Pichai confirms that offline Google Drive 'coming in five weeks,' hints at ad-supported Chromebook

Engadget pre-event broadcast from E3 - Nintendo

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We've made it to the last of the big three pre-show events -- it's Nintendo's turn. As our liveblogging juggernaut stirs to action, ready to spit out news nuggets as fast as Nintendo can fire, why not reacquaint yourself with what we reckon the gentle Japanese giant's going to...
Engadget pre-event broadcast from E3 - Nintendo

Apple's Tim Cook says 'pipeline is full of stuff,' AT&T affirms record sales of new iPad

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Apple's 'cash balance' conference call this morning was mostly uninteresting for folks not immediately involved with Wall Street (the actual thing and the Shia LaBeouf masterpiece, as it turns out), but CEO Tim Cook did let loose a few nuggets of interestingness for those hoping for insight into the...
Apple's Tim Cook says 'pipeline is full of stuff,' AT&T affirms record sales of new iPad

Top 5 News: A simple news app which aggregates the Web’s top stories

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There’s no shortage of news curation and aggregation apps out there – from 100% human-powered Web apps, to automated social media mining tools that promise to bring you the news you really want to read. Then there’s the likes of MustKnow News, an iOS app gives you the top 10...
Top 5 News: A simple news app which aggregates the Web’s top stories
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iFixit pries apart the Droid 4, strips slider to see its silicon insides

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Verizon's Droid 4 was officially released last week, so naturally, iFixit spent the weekend pulling the phone apart for all to see. Among the nuggets of knowledge uncovered during the teardown is the discovery that the fourth iteration breaks from Droid tradition in a couple of not-so-positive ways. First...
iFixit pries apart the Droid 4, strips slider to see its silicon insides

LG Viper 4G may hit Sprint stores on April 22nd

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Pre-orders of Sprint's first LTE-capable device, the LG Viper 4G, begin tomorrow. The Now Network is keeping quiet on an official release date for the time being, but that isn't stopping the carrier from sharing a few crucial nuggets of information with its employees first. We got our hands...
LG Viper 4G may hit Sprint stores on April 22nd
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[STUDY] How to Predict Story Popularity on Digg

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The other evening, I got into a conversation with an older gentleman whose name I have since forgotten. His main complaint is that writing today feels more like "blurbs" formatted for word-skimming Internet users - more like chunks or nuggets and less like hearty, homemade meals. He told me to...
[STUDY] How to Predict Story Popularity on Digg

GeekBytes: OMG Robotic Jellyfish Spies!! (And Other Things We Didn't Cover)

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It's GeekBytes o'clock, which means some nuggets of awesome for you to enjoy at the end of the day! In this installment, we have robots modeled after jellyfish and-you guessed it--more Nyan Cat fun....
GeekBytes: OMG Robotic Jellyfish Spies!! (And Other Things We Didn't Cover)

Online Publisher’s Association survey paints a portrait of the US tablet user

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Though the tablet computer has not been with domestic users for long, if you take a look around any city train, you’re likely to see someone using one to read, or at a conference there will be speakers clutching their electronic notes on a slab of some sort. So as...
Online Publisher’s Association survey paints a portrait of the US tablet user

iHear unveils ‘social news narrator’ Android app for multitasking news hounds

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A few weeks ago on the GeekWire podcast, we featured a new iPhone app called Snackr that tuned into a user’s personal social networks in order to deliver a customized audio news report, told in the charming voice of a British gentleman. Now, Seattle upstart iHear Network is unveiling a...
iHear unveils ‘social news narrator’ Android app for multitasking news hounds

Facebook Cofounder Disses Yammer By Saying It Looks Like Facebook (FB)

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Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz is doing a little trash talking about his competition. Moskowitz's current project, Asana, aims to make it easier to split up work tasks. As such, it competes with companies like Yammer, Salesforce.com, and Jive. "The first time I looked at Yammer, I thought I was on...
Facebook Cofounder Disses Yammer By Saying It Looks Like Facebook (FB)

It Looks Like Google Was Missing Android Revenue Targets By A Mile And A Half In 2010 (GOOG)

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Thanks to Oracle's lawsuit with Google over Java, we're getting a look at the business of Android. Nilay Patel at The Verge pulled a quarterly presentation from Andy Rubin on the state of Android in 2010. It's filled with so many fascinating nuggets it's hard to know where to begin....
It Looks Like Google Was Missing Android Revenue Targets By A Mile And A Half In 2010 (GOOG)
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