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The 5 best Windows 8 tablets and laptops you can buy today

www.pcworld.com
The clamshell laptop is finally joining the beige desktop in the museum of computer artifacts. The basic hinged design made its first appearance in a device called the Grid Compass way back in 1982, so no one can scoff at the clamshell's longevity. Nonetheless, times are finally changing, which...
The 5 best Windows 8 tablets and laptops you can buy today
Telly Releases Android Tablet App As It Approaches 70K Likes Per Week On Google's Mobile OS

Yahoo's Axis And The New Search Wars

www.fastcompany.com
Yahoo is reimagining the front end. Google is working on the back end. And Bing is tackling both. Who will win the new search wars?On Wednesday, Yahoo released Axis, a new browser plug-in and iPhone and iPad app that purports to "reinvent" the search experience. It's not so much of...
Yahoo's Axis And The New Search Wars
Living on a Stream: The Rise of Real-Time Video

Asymco: Google makes only $1.70 a year per Android device

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Apple, by contrast, generated more than $575 for every iOS device it sold last year Source: Asymco.com “In terms of returns, Android is sustainable,” writes Asymco’s Horace Dediu at the end of a long analytical piece posted Monday. “However, in relative terms the value created leaves much to be desired.”...
Asymco: Google makes only $1.70 a year per Android device

The 'chemputer' that could print out any drug

www.guardian.co.uk
When Lee Cronin learned about the concept of 3D printers, he had a brilliant idea: why not turn such a device into a universal chemistry set that could make its own drugs?Professor Lee Cronin is a likably impatient presence, a one-man catalyst. "I just want to get stuff done fast,"...
The 'chemputer' that could print out any drug

Super Bowl Viewers Will Check Phones 10 Times During the Game [STUDY]

mashable.com
Nearly half of Super Bowl XLVI viewers will check their mobile device as many as 10 times during the game, and almost a third of viewers under age 45 will watch the game “with device in hand.” More than 80% of viewers say they’ll use their mobile device during...
Super Bowl Viewers Will Check Phones 10 Times During the Game [STUDY]

I hate computers: confessions of a sysadmin

www.crunchgear.com
I often wonder if plumbers reach a point in their career, after cleaning clogged drain after clogged drain, that they begin to hate plumbing. They hate pipes. They hate plumber’s putty. They hate all the tricks they’ve learned over the years, and they hate the need to have to...
I hate computers: confessions of a sysadmin

Digg's iPhone App Might Be Better Than the Website

www.readwriteweb.com
Digg released its official iPhone app this morning and in many ways it's more usable than the website itself. The app is a little buggy, doesn't allow you to post comments and doesn't include the video or images section of the site - but it's still quite good. The best...
Digg's iPhone App Might Be Better Than the Website

Why Facebook Ads Are Like Pop Art

www.readwriteweb.com
The experience of logging onto Facebook is like no other - it is like feeling one's way through a black hole of non-linear time and space, plunging through other peoples' memories and ideas. "Let's do the time warp" doesn't really explain what the Facebook experience feels like. "And the ad...
Why Facebook Ads Are Like Pop Art
Avoiding sucking: How to make an app people actually want to use
Yahoo Debuts Axis, Their New (And Impressive) Desktop And Mobile Search Experience

Welcome to Mac App Store: Population 10,000

allthingsd.com
When Apple first launched the Mac App Store in January of 2011, it featured just over 1,000 apps. Today, it boasts a number 10 times that. As noted by MacRumors and MacGeneration, the Mac App Store now hosts well over 10,000 apps — 10,334, to be exact. So a new...
Welcome to Mac App Store: Population 10,000

Facebook acquires Storylane team, but does not get its product, stories or data

thenextweb.com
Facebook has acquired the team behind community story sharing service Storylane, its CEO Jonathan Gheller said in a post on the site today. The acquisition, first noted by GigaOm, is of the team behind Storylane, and not of the product itself. Storylane was a ‘story telling’ site that bent the...
Facebook acquires Storylane team, but does not get its product, stories or data

Microsoft Creates Crowdfunding Campaign So You Don't Have to Buy Your Own Damn Computer

betabeat.com
This could be yours, college kids! If you think the products on Kickstarter were terrible, just wait until you see how Microsoft completely ruined (disrupted?) the crowdsourcing paradigm. Introducing Chip In, a program from the computer giant that lets college students amass donations from people that go toward the purchase of...
Microsoft Creates Crowdfunding Campaign So You Don't Have to Buy Your Own Damn Computer
Microsoft, it's time to drop the Windows brand

Dropbox now with selective sync – we love it!

thenextweb.com
Probably the most anticipated enhancement to Dropbox, our most favorite cross-platform / cross-device file syncing service, is now available in a new experimental build for all major operating systems: Selective Sync! In a nutshell, Dropbox has been the best performing, most streamlined files/folders syncing and backup service available in the cloud...
Dropbox now with selective sync – we love it!

Looking to repeat the mega success of its racing title, NaturalMotion acquires Boss Alien

thenextweb.com
While it’s public knowledge that Zynga is having a rough time of it, not all gaming companies are struggling. One such firm is NaturalMotion, whose title ‘CSR Racing’ is currently generating revenues of some $12 million monthly. The company lists eight other titles as part of its current portfolio. The...
Looking to repeat the mega success of its racing title, NaturalMotion acquires Boss Alien

Can functional programming be liberated from the von Neumann paradigm?

lambda-the-ultimate.org
Can functional programming be liberated from the von Neumann paradigm?

Joomla And WordPress: A Matter Of Mental Models

www.smashingmagazine.com
  Open-source content management systems (CMS) are a large family of Web applications, but if we’re looking for stability, performance and average technical requirements, we’ll come up with a handful of options. In the past, choosing the “right” CMS was a matter of the project’s requirements, but now this is...
Joomla And WordPress: A Matter Of Mental Models

DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert

www.guardian.co.uk
Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures says smaller search companies, such as DuckDuckGo, will become more commonWhat of the future of search? Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures went out on a limb at the DLD13 conference on Tuesday to predict that Google will not be able to retain such...
DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert
iHeartRadio Copies Songza's Music Concierge Feature With Its New Activity-Based "Perfect For" Playlist Finder

Megabad: A quick look at the state of Mega's encryption

arstechnica.com
The news this past weekend was all Mega, Mega, Mega. We've covered the launch of the new "cyber locker" service (and I swear that's the last time I'll ever use the prefix "cyber") and we've talked with Kim Dotcom himself, but the shiniest feature—the encryption methodology—has remained unexplained. Mega...
Megabad: A quick look at the state of Mega's encryption
Hustle and flow: Why RIM believes BlackBerry 10 can beat the competition

Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

thenextweb.com
Microsoft’s Azure Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service cloud computing tool today turned on support for Hadoop. Or, in Microsoft-speak, HDInsight is now a go, enabling “you to easily deploy and manage Hadoop Clusters.” That warming sensation you are feeling is natural. As ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley noted in...
Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

InnovateCV innovates the resume, the cover letter, and the application ... right out of existence

venturebeat.com
The three trusty standbys of jobs searches, resumes, applications, and covering letters, may soon be a thing of the past. Which might be a relief for anyone who’s recently been forced to write one. InnovateCV will be launching a new company and product, Apploi, in April. I chatted with CEO...
InnovateCV innovates the resume, the cover letter, and the application ... right out of existence
Exclusive: NotesCloud becomes Collective.li, and launches new iPhone app to become your personal Pinterest
Apple Pushes iBooks 3.0 Update Live, Comes With Kindle-Like Features And Vertical Scrolling

Travis Kalanick Says Uber Will Drive Into London Before The Olympics

techcrunch.com
Uber has built a business out of being, in the words of its founder and head Travis Kalanick, everyone’s private driver. But while the company is continuing to expand the number of cities where it operates, it is also building out a network to extend beyond vehicles and taxing people...
Travis Kalanick Says Uber Will Drive Into London Before The Olympics

Mozilla CEO gets realistic about Boot2Gecko [video]

venturebeat.com
Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs has some interesting ideas about optimism and technology. In this interview with VentureBeat at South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, Kovacs took some time to chat about Mozilla’s next steps into the world of mobile technology: Boot2Gecko, a web-based paradigm that this CEO thinks will...
Mozilla CEO gets realistic about Boot2Gecko [video]
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