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Science research may be freed from journals’ ‘unhealthy’ paywalls

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The UK government has told academic journal publishers it will make freely available online the publicly-funded research they currently charge for, labelling “paywalls” “deeply unhealthy”. The news will prove unpopular with academic publishers, which license and peer-review researchers’ work and charge libraries to make it available. “As taxpayers put their...
Science research may be freed from journals’ ‘unhealthy’ paywalls

Google Will Refresh Nexus 7 Tablet This Summer, May Drop Price To $149, Says Reuters

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Google will refresh its Nexus 7 tablet this summer, launching a new version powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor around July, according to Reuters – which is about a year after it launched the original Nexus 7. The news agency said two unnamed sources also told it Google is aiming to ship...
Google Will Refresh Nexus 7 Tablet This Summer, May Drop Price To $149, Says Reuters

Nest Learning Thermostat gets refreshed with a slimmer design, improved scheduling features

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It's been just about a year since former Apple exec Tony Fadell unveiled his newest project, the Nest Learning Thermostat. At the time, it was notable for being the sexiest thermostat in the history of household automation, with WiFi connectivity, mobile apps and an iPod-like click wheel for adjusting...
Nest Learning Thermostat gets refreshed with a slimmer design, improved scheduling features

Apple Rumored To Begin Trial Production Of iPhone 5S Soon: Farewell Yearly Update Cycle?

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A new report today claiming Apple is prepping an iPhone 5S for test production in December and volume manufacturing early in 2013 is spreading like wildfire through the blogosphere. The initial source is Chinese-language publication The Commercial Times, and it’s being spread by Digitimes, the supply chain-focused publication that’s a frequent, and fairly unreliable source...
Apple Rumored To Begin Trial Production Of iPhone 5S Soon: Farewell Yearly Update Cycle?

Amazon apparently discontinues Kindle Touch in favor of Paperwhite

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It appears that Amazon is no longer selling the Kindle Touch, the touchscreen e-reader that preceded the front-lit Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon also seems to have discontinued the large-screen Kindle DX last week. I’ve asked the company for comment, but the Kindle Touch’s product page lists it as “currently unavailable,” and...
Amazon apparently discontinues Kindle Touch in favor of Paperwhite

YC-Alum Lockitron Is Back With A New Kit That Allows Smartphones To Control Dumb Deadbolts

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Locks are a necessary evil. They keep the bad guys out while allowing good guys in. The Lockitron aims to make the point of entry as safe as possible, but also as convenient as possible. Plus, it’s packed full of features including remote management, proximity entry through Bluetooth, and, even...
YC-Alum Lockitron Is Back With A New Kit That Allows Smartphones To Control Dumb Deadbolts

Look Ma, No Trackpad! Flutter Lets You Control Your Mac With Gestures

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Today I’m going to the Y Combinator Demo Day, where the startup companies nurtured by this hi-tech hothouse present their wares and their business plans to the Valley’s smartest investors. There are over 60 companies this time around, and since I haven’t dropped in the Winter 2012 class, I...
Look Ma, No Trackpad! Flutter Lets You Control Your Mac With Gestures
Guavus raises $30M to help telcos do big data

Tiny Music Startup Chromatik Goes Elephant Hunting, Bags American Idol and $1.1 Million [Beta Invites & Jobs]

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In the music industry, an association with American Idol is about as big as trophies get. Chromatik just bagged the great white elephant. For good measure, they’re also announcing $1.1 million of new financing. Why not throw in a set of steak knives for good measure? The tiny music startup,...
Tiny Music Startup Chromatik Goes Elephant Hunting, Bags American Idol and $1.1 Million [Beta Invites & Jobs]

Canon 7D v2 firmware tested: increases burst capacity, gives manual audio control

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You don't get to unbox anything or have that new-camera smell, so how much does the Canon 7D v2 firmware really transform the now three year-old model? The answer depends a bit on what you do with it, but for most users the Japanese maker deserves kudos from bringing...
Canon 7D v2 firmware tested: increases burst capacity, gives manual audio control

The Uninspired Smartphone Buyer's Guide for the Early Adopter

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Every day we are bombarded by news about a new smartphone on the market. It's fast! It has Ice Cream Sandwich! LTE! Yet, for all the new innovations in mobile technology over the last couple of years, the current bumper crop of smartphones on the market is relatively uninspiring. Every...
The Uninspired Smartphone Buyer's Guide for the Early Adopter

Why the iPhone 5 on Verizon and Sprint Won't Juggle Calls and Data

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A lot has changed in Apple's new iPhone. But with the Verizon Wireless and Sprint versions of the iPhone 5, there's something that will remain the same from the old model: The phone still won't be able to place a call and handle data activity over the cellular network at...
Why the iPhone 5 on Verizon and Sprint Won't Juggle Calls and Data

Mayer To Yahoo!: You Can Have Any Cellphone You Want, As Long As Its Not Blackberry

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Excuse the belated chortle here but it bears noting that Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, seems to have pushed the old maxim of a “new broom sweeps clean” all the way into the darkest recesses of Yahoo. To wit, consider the note the BI found from Mayer to her staff....
Mayer To Yahoo!: You Can Have Any Cellphone You Want, As Long As Its Not Blackberry

Gawker admits defeat, tries to replicate Bleacher Report and Huffington Post

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I don’t cover news for PandoDaily, but I figured that I would give it a shot today. Gawker has thrown in the towel on their old model. Today, their popular Deadspin blog has announced that they are creating a “contributor network” that will allow “everyone — yes everyone [to have]...
Gawker admits defeat, tries to replicate Bleacher Report and Huffington Post

2013: Say Goodbye To The Traditional Data Center

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In 2013, traditional data centers will begin to lose their dominant status within the data-management food chain. They will increasingly be replaced by big-data software and lower-cost, ARM-based systems-on-chips.  When thinking about the future of data centers, the problem is one of scale. For the past few decades, relational databases and...
2013: Say Goodbye To The Traditional Data Center

Bluetooth-based Jawbone conveniently declares 'the dock is dead' following Apple's move to 9-pin adapters [Video]

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With the unveiling of Apple’s new Lightning connector and often necessary 30-pin adapters for the iPhone 5 and refreshed iPod lineup, it’s perhaps a perfect time for Jawbone to declare “The Dock Is Dead” in its latest ad for the Big Jambox wireless Bluetooth speaker. We’ve put previous generations of the...
Bluetooth-based Jawbone conveniently declares 'the dock is dead' following Apple's move to 9-pin adapters [Video]

Optus-Innov8 Seed Program invests US$730,000 in 121cast and Venuemob

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The Optus-Innov8 Seed Program has announced its first investments since the program began, putting a total of $700,000 into Australian startups 121cast and Venuemob. Like all seed programs, Optus-Innov8 provides funding, mentoring, networking and a space to work in — surrounded by other startup founders, their teams and often advisors....
Optus-Innov8 Seed Program invests US$730,000 in 121cast and Venuemob
Apple TV refresh announced with 1080p support: March 16th for $99
21 ingenious, idiotic, ridiculous, and awesome iPhone 5 concepts
iPad Keyboard Case Review Battle! The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Vs Belkin YourType Folio

Tesla to offer leasing option for Model S

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors announced on Tuesday that it will offer a leasing option to future Model S customers. Tesla is working with Wells Fargo and US Bank to provide financing for 10 percent of the cost of a Model S, and after 3 years customers who choose this...
Tesla to offer leasing option for Model S

How to get the best deal on a previous-generation MacBook

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Now that Apple has taken the wraps off new MacBook Airs and Pros, you may be able to find a sweet deal on an "old" model. Here's where to look. [Read more]...
How to get the best deal on a previous-generation MacBook

Acer's new $279 C7 Chromebook runs for 6 hours, doubles down on memory

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When I reviewed Acer’s $199 C7 Chromebook, I generally liked it for the price. The biggest issue I had was the 3.5 hours of battery life: that’s simply not enough for a laptop that will be used on the go. The good news is that Acer heard those complaints about...
Acer's new $279 C7 Chromebook runs for 6 hours, doubles down on memory
Nintendo Wii U sales in dire straits, being outsold by original Wii
Keen On… Ethan Kaplan: Why The Movie Industry Needs to Smash All Its Windows (TCTV)
Hands-On With The New iPod Touch

Hollywood Super Agent Ari Emanuel Mystified That Google Doesn't Just Invent A Magic Stop Piracy Button

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Famed Hollywood super agent Ari Emanuel (the model for Jeremy Piven's character in Entourage, and the brother of Chicago mayor/former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel) doesn't have a particularly good history when it comes to his understanding of how technology and policy will develop. Two years ago, he insisted...
Hollywood Super Agent Ari Emanuel Mystified That Google Doesn't Just Invent A Magic Stop Piracy Button
Apple TV 3 impressions: What took so damn long?

Hubspot nets $35 in new cash to fuel hiring and M&A

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Hubspot, a Cambridge, Mass. specialist in in-bound marketing technology, snagged  $35 million in new venture money which brings its total funding to $100 million. The company has big plans for that cash including acquisitions and more hiring, CEO and Co-founder Brian Halligan told me next week. “We just opened our...
Hubspot nets $35 in new cash to fuel hiring and M&A
Acer's $299 Chromebook boosts memory, battery life, and storage
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