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Time Warner Opts for Magazine Spinoff

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Time Warner Inc., a company partly named after a magazine, is getting out of the magazine business. The company has decided to spin off its entire Time Inc. magazine group, it said Wednesday, giving up on talks with Meredith Corp. over the proposed merger of most of their titles. Read...
Time Warner Opts for Magazine Spinoff

Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data

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Seattle-based Placed is an analytics service that ties consumers’ smartphone behavior to brand insights, helping companies understand how their customers shop in retail locations, and showcasing to developers how users behave in their apps. Today the company is launching Placed Affiliate, a way for developers to make money by sharing information...
Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data

Robot & Frank - review

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This affecting comedy about getting old and out of touch is set in the near future and finds Frank Langella in good form as an elderly former cat burglar of legendary reputation, long-divorced and living alone in upper New York State. The querulous Frank is in the early stages of...
Robot & Frank - review

Why Patagonia Opts for a Wacky eBay Storefront (K4)

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When the IT shop at Patagonia was handed a new project to link its website to eBay's, there was no need to look for an ROI. Everyone could see there would be none. The idea was to create a branded storefront on eBay for people selling used Patagonia clothing--a rival...
Why Patagonia Opts for a Wacky eBay Storefront (K4)

Weather Sites + Bing Maps

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Though Google Maps may still be the choice of most developers, Bing Maps continues to be a serious contender. Microsoft evangelist Chris Pendleton points out a Weather.com feature and mentions it has used the service since back when it was called Virtual Earth (the switch happened last June). The new...
Weather Sites + Bing Maps

For Valentine's Day, Cupid ditches arrows, opts for e-cards

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The online expression of romance is running apace and amok. Especially among men. At least according to one study. [Read more]...
For Valentine's Day, Cupid ditches arrows, opts for e-cards
Ruckus Wireless designs an open Wi-Fi hotspot with a secure connection

Micron's RealSSD P320h PCI Express SSD gets reviewed: wildly fast, but a little unstable

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"Taking one's sweet time" just took on an entirely new meaning. Well over a year after Micron first introduced its RealSSD P320h PCI Express SSD, the aforesaid device is finally hitting the general availability stage. And with that, the flood of reviews begins. What sets this guy apart right...
Micron's RealSSD P320h PCI Express SSD gets reviewed: wildly fast, but a little unstable

Formlabs 3D printer quadruples Kickstarter target on day 1

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A new 3D printer has more than quadrupled its initial target on its first day on Kickstarter. The Form 1 from Formlabs had an original target of $100,000, and currently stands at over $400,000 with 29 days of the Kickstarter campaign left to go. Instead of the extruded plastic used...
Formlabs 3D printer quadruples Kickstarter target on day 1

The biggest 1080p phone so far: Pantech's 5.9-inch Vega No. 6

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It's been such a mighty, mighty long time since the Vega No. 5 came out to tug on the Dell Streak 5's coattails, but Pantech has just announced the next installment in its phablet series: the 5.9-inch Vega No. 6. The Android 4.1 handset opts for an IPS LCD...
The biggest 1080p phone so far: Pantech's 5.9-inch Vega No. 6

HUGE: Amazon Is Selling Kindle Fire's Welcome Screen For $600K (AMZN)

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Amazon is shopping a $600,000 package for two months of ad real estate on the Kindle Fire's welcome screen, according to Ad Age. This is not the first time Amazon has introduced ads as part of the interface for one of its tablet devices; the company introduced a version of...
HUGE: Amazon Is Selling Kindle Fire's Welcome Screen For $600K (AMZN)
New Mac hardware line adds Retina Display MacBook Pro

Merging Facebook With Search, Microsoft Rolls Out “New Bing” To All Of U.S.

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Earlier this month, Bing, the other white meat search engine, revealed its big redesign, which put a heavy emphasis on social search. Today, Microsoft announced the new version of Bing.com is now available to all U.S. users. Nothing has changed between then and now, but if you regularly visit Bing.com...
Merging Facebook With Search, Microsoft Rolls Out “New Bing” To All Of U.S.

Bluetooth SIG data suggests a new Nexus 7 is coming soon after all

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Although many were disappointed that no new hardware debuted at Google I/O — unless you count the Samsung Galaxy S 4 “Google Edition” — there’s more evidence that a new Nexus 7 is on the way. Liliputing notes that the Bluetooth SIG certified a device on May 27 and the...
Bluetooth SIG data suggests a new Nexus 7 is coming soon after all

FCC puts Dish Network's LTE plans on hold, opts for a longer review

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In a bit of bad news for Dish Network, the FCC has decided against issuing a waiver for it to start using the spectrum it's acquired from DBSD and Terrestar over the last year or so right away. Company chairman Charlie Ergen that waiting might make it too risky for...
FCC puts Dish Network's LTE plans on hold, opts for a longer review

FORM 1 delivers high-end 3D printing for an affordable price, meets Kickstarter goal in 1 day

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A $2,300 3D printer isn't really anything special anymore. We've seen them as cheap as $350 in fact. But all those affordable units are of the extrusion variety -- meaning they lay out molten plastic in layers. The FORM 1 opts for a method called stereolithography that blasts liquid...
FORM 1 delivers high-end 3D printing for an affordable price, meets Kickstarter goal in 1 day

Opera's mobile browsers hit 229 million users, as Opera Mini sees its biggest growth since launch

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The number of people using an Internet browser built by Opera on their mobile phone is on the rise, as the Norwegian company has announced today that last month, it saw its largest increase in users since it launched Opera Mini back in 2006. The firm has revealed that more than...
Opera's mobile browsers hit 229 million users, as Opera Mini sees its biggest growth since launch

YouTube home page gets face lift, emphasis on channels

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Google's video Web site opts for a simpler and cleaner look. [Read more]...
YouTube home page gets face lift, emphasis on channels
Virgin Mobile announces LG Optimus Elite, its first device with NFC and Google Wallet

Sky opts for Hannibal on-demand and Go debut ahead of May 7th TV premiere

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Sky customers with On Demand or Sky Go access can snag an early look at the very first episode of Hannibal, along with Trollied, Mad Dogs and The Borgias. That first hit is due for a May 7th premiere on Sky Living at 10PM in the UK, but in...
Sky opts for Hannibal on-demand and Go debut ahead of May 7th TV premiere

Backed Or Whacked: The Battle Of The Bands

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. Crowdfunding sites have become a breeding ground for smart watches and even a fair number...
Backed Or Whacked: The Battle Of The Bands

Microsoft Opts Against 31 Flavors for Windows 8, but Still Adds Unfamiliar Tastes

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Microsoft plans fewer different packages of Windows 8 than it has offered with past incarnations of its flagship operating system. In a blog post late Monday, Microsoft said it will offer only two main options for Windows 8 on traditional PC processors — Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft...
Microsoft Opts Against 31 Flavors for Windows 8, but Still Adds Unfamiliar Tastes
T-Mobile USA announces HTC One S for spring launch

Here are the top 10 craziest iPhone 5 durability test videos

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Now that many of you have spent your first weekend with your iPhone 5, you may be wondering just how much this amazing new device can stand after being dropped on the ground or in water or shot with a gun, or dunked in a basketball hoop. Luckily for...
Here are the top 10 craziest iPhone 5 durability test videos
Yahoo's grand homepage redesign leaks out

Worried about black boxes snooping on you? One is in your car already

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By 2015 all cars must have black boxes if a transportation bill before Congress passes, as it’s likely to. The goal is to help investigators understand more about crashes. Safeguards are built in to protect your privacy, or so the bill says. Meanwhile, it’s something of a moot point: Cars...
Worried about black boxes snooping on you? One is in your car already

Zooey Deschanel’s Adorkable Quirkiness Now Comandeered to Sell Artificial Intelligence

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I can has indie cred? Zooey Deschanel's girlish wiles have been used to hawk everything from cotton to cosmetics in the past. But now Apple is employing the hipster darling to sell you on the notion of upgrading to a robotic assistant on that computer in your pocket. So what...
Zooey Deschanel’s Adorkable Quirkiness Now Comandeered to Sell Artificial Intelligence

HTC's 'One' phone to rule them all: Meet its latest flagship

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HTC opts for a radical redesign of its trademark Sense skin and simplicity with the One. [Read more]...
HTC's 'One' phone to rule them all: Meet its latest flagship

A New Email Encryption App Your Network Admin Might Not Like

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Encrypted email services are not a new thing. And just a couple weeks ago, I covered a company that’s looking to take secure email beyond just encryption — with a “vanishing email” service. Now, a new app, called Enlocked, says it’s going to make email encryption at the consumer level...
A New Email Encryption App Your Network Admin Might Not Like

Texting App GroupMe Gets Into Group Buying And Launches 'Experiences'

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GroupMe is moving beyond group texts and into the group buying space with the launch of Experiences.The startup, which was acquired by Skype for ~ $80 million one year after its launch, is curating things for people to do in New York. Unlike Groupon, the sales aren't for hundreds of...
Texting App GroupMe Gets Into Group Buying And Launches 'Experiences'
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