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Google's next task for Glass? Making it look like something you want to wear

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Google's Glass augmented reality project opened itself to a few thousand more potential wearers with the #ifihadglass promotion, but according to the New York Times it's already addressing the question of if people want Glass. One major obstacle to introducing such a new type of product is making it...
Google's next task for Glass? Making it look like something you want to wear

How to get Windows 8 beta running on a netbook

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Now that the Consumer Preview of Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform is available for testing, people have to consider where to install the beta OS. I put it on an iMac using Parallels software, mainly because I need my current Windows laptop to be stable. But I do have two old...
How to get Windows 8 beta running on a netbook

Apple rumored to pay at least $150 for MacBook Pro Retina Display panels

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Competing notebook makers are reportedly looking to follow in Apple's footsteps by releasing their own high-resolution laptops, but pricing could pose a significant obstacle, as the Mac maker is rumored to pay at least $150 per unit for the Retina Display found in its MacBook Pro....
Apple rumored to pay at least $150 for MacBook Pro Retina Display panels

Open webOS ported to the Nexus 7, gives us the Touchpad Go that might have been (video)

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More than a few enthusiasts were gutted when HP exited webOS hardware before the Touchpad Go could even have the distinction of a press release. WebOS Ports' Simon Busch can't resurrect HP's miniature tablet plans, but he can give us an inkling of what we missed with his new...
Open webOS ported to the Nexus 7, gives us the Touchpad Go that might have been (video)

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?
A real look at fake book reviews

Amazon Kindle app for Windows 8, RT adds in-app book purchases for touchscreens

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Amazon's Kindle app for Windows 8 and RT was one of the first to reach the Windows Store, but it hasn't been very seamless for those purchasing more e-books from a touchscreen. An update today puts them on an equal plane: there's now an in-app Kindle Store for tablets...
Amazon Kindle app for Windows 8, RT adds in-app book purchases for touchscreens

Laurene Powell Jobs Appears On Rock Center

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The Apple guru's widow is speaking out in favor of the Dream Act and other immigration reforms. Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, gave her first interview since the Apple guru's death to NBC's Rock Center to talk about her new project: Fighting for the Dream Act and other...
Laurene Powell Jobs Appears On Rock Center

Regulators Approve MetroPCS Deal

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U.S. regulators approved the combination of MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA, leaving MetroPCS shareholders as the last major obstacle....
Regulators Approve MetroPCS Deal

From Disrupt Finalist To $8M In Funding And 2M Users, Voxy Tells All

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English learning app Voxy hit the scene nearly two years ago exactly, on our Disrupt SF stage. It was a great presentation, but perhaps more importantly it was a great business idea. Since then, Voxy is rated the number one education app in over 20 different countries, has raised...
From Disrupt Finalist To $8M In Funding And 2M Users, Voxy Tells All

Is The EU's Proposed Reform Of Music Licensing Doomed From The Start?

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Music collection societies often figure in Techdirt thanks to their attempts to wring licensing payments from people on absurd grounds, like trying to make them pay for playing music to horses, or for singing old folk songs. But in Europe, there's another issue. Because each country has its own music...
Is The EU's Proposed Reform Of Music Licensing Doomed From The Start?
Zuckerberg admits: If I wasn't the CEO of Facebook, I'd be at Microsoft

Jolla says its MeeGo handsets will run Android apps

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Since news of Jolla — a Finnish mobile startup that wants to resurrect Nokia’s abandoned MeeGo software platform with new handsets — first appeared in July, the company has kept a lot of the fine detail under wraps. But that silence left scads of unanswered questions: how was it going...
Jolla says its MeeGo handsets will run Android apps

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic: Three 30-Minute Scenes Taking Place Before Three Product Launches

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Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of the movie based on Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, has shared some details behind the structure of the upcoming film. Speaking from The Daily Beast's Hero Summit, Sorkin disclosed that the entire movie "is going to be 3 scenes, and take place in real-time." Further, each...
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic: Three 30-Minute Scenes Taking Place Before Three Product Launches

Estonia Next In Line To Receive US 'Encouragement' To Adopt Harsher Anti-Piracy Laws

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Numerous Wikileaks cables have highlighted the pressure that the US has brought to bear on several foreign governments behind closed doors in an attempt to get the latter to pass maximalist copyright laws. But it's worth noting that plenty of arm twisting takes place openly. Here, for example, is a...
Estonia Next In Line To Receive US 'Encouragement' To Adopt Harsher Anti-Piracy Laws

Tim Cook: Here's Why Jony Ive Won The Battle To Lead Apple Into The Future (AAPL)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed why he decided to give Jony Ive responsibility for much of the future success of Apple in his interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Ive had only be in charge of Apple's hardware design until Cook pushed Scott Forstall out of the company. Ive was then promoted...
Tim Cook: Here's Why Jony Ive Won The Battle To Lead Apple Into The Future (AAPL)
Lumia 900 won't be sold by T-Mobile in Germany due to lack of WP8 upgrade path

SHERYL SANDBERG: The 'Stereotype Threat' Is The Biggest Reason Women Fail

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is promoting her controversial book, Lean In, on 60 Minutes tonight. In a CBS preview, she defends her message that women should take more responsibility for their own success by saying, "I'm not blaming women" but "there's an awful lot we can do."  Her critics also say...
SHERYL SANDBERG: The 'Stereotype Threat' Is The Biggest Reason Women Fail

Google Takes Another Step Toward Putting Self-Driving Cars On Your Highway (GOOG)

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Google's self-driving cars make too much sense not to be everywhere soon.  They're safer than human drivers.  And, other than dealing with snow on the ground, the technology behind them is pretty much there. The big remaining hold-up is laws. So, it's notable that Google just took a big step...
Google Takes Another Step Toward Putting Self-Driving Cars On Your Highway (GOOG)

iFixit tears open an HP Z1, finds it impossibly easy to repair

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Those guys and gals at iFixit love nothing more than destroying something beautiful and, in the process, finding out exactly what makes it tick. The latest victim of their reckless deconstructive tendencies is HP's Z1. The all-in-one turns out to be just as beautiful on the inside as it...
iFixit tears open an HP Z1, finds it impossibly easy to repair

Canadians To Prime Minister: Don't Censor Our Scientists

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One of the most fundamentally insane things about government and politics is the fact that evidence-based policy is frequently not the norm. It should be common sense that you don't create new laws and regulations without actual evidence that they will work, or even clear evidence on the scope of...
Canadians To Prime Minister: Don't Censor Our Scientists

The Eyes Have It: Marketers Now Track Shoppers' Retinas

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Consumer-products companies are turning to new technology to overcome the biggest obstacle to learning what shoppers really think: What the shoppers say. It turns out consumers aren’t a very reliable source of information about their own preferences. Academic research has shown focus-group subjects try to please their testers and overestimate...
The Eyes Have It: Marketers Now Track Shoppers' Retinas

Before Japan Votes, Mum's the Word, Twitterwise

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A 1950 Japanese law that lays out what candidates for public office can and cannot do in the official campaign period before election day has been interpreted to forbid nearly all digital electioneering, a huge obstacle for parties....
Before Japan Votes, Mum's the Word, Twitterwise

Instagram Is Sorry, But It Has To Make Twitter Worse

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Instagram disabled Twitter Cards. Now, when you click an Instagram link from Twitter, you might see a cropped, weird looking preview instead of the whole picture. That's because Instagram wants to just send you straight to its website, but Twitter won't let it, so now you have to click twice....
Instagram Is Sorry, But It Has To Make Twitter Worse
Kaggle's algorithms show machines are getting too good at judging humans

FCC approves AT&T's nationwide 4G band plan

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AT&T has received the final approval it needs to create a nationwide 4G band for its own private consumption. On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission vote 5-0 in favor of Chairman Julius Genachowski’s proposal to turn previously useless 2.3 GHz Wireless Communications Services (WCS) airwaves into a band fit for...
FCC approves AT&T's nationwide 4G band plan
Ars Technica System Guide: Gaming Boxes

Estonia Next In Line To Receive US 'Encouragement' To Adopt Harsher Anti-Piracy Laws

www.techdirt.com
Numerous Wikileaks cables have highlighted the pressure that the US has brought to bear on several foreign governments behind closed doors in an attempt to get the latter to pass maximalist copyright laws. But it's worth noting that plenty of arm twisting takes place openly. Here, for example, is a...
Estonia Next In Line To Receive US 'Encouragement' To Adopt Harsher Anti-Piracy Laws

Nuance's Project Wintermute targets Siri and Google Now with cross-platform virtual assistant

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Nuance is working, not so quietly it turns out, on a challenger to Siri and Google Now. Codenamed Project Wintermute, the voice recognition pioneer's latest effort focuses on building a cross-platform, cloud-based virtual assistant. Nuance VP Matt Revis told The Next Web, that the company "want[s] to be completely...
Nuance's Project Wintermute targets Siri and Google Now with cross-platform virtual assistant

NomNom Combo provides new take on “Match 3″ gameplay

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NomNom Combo is a new puzzle game for iPhone from Vancouver-based studio East Side Games. It’ll be initially launching on the Canadian App Store. with a worldwide launch later in the quarter. The game is something of an experiment for the developer, which has previously focused on Web-based and social...
NomNom Combo provides new take on “Match 3″ gameplay
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