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Groupon’s Andrew Mason: We want to be “the OS for local commerce”

Tabber Adds An LED Light Show To Any Guitar

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Tabber is an upcoming Kickstarter project that essentially adds an LED light show to your guitar and, more importantly, allows you to learn to play chords and solos by following the lights on the fretboard. The idea is definitely not new. The Fretlight guitar beat these guys to the...
Tabber Adds An LED Light Show To Any Guitar

Hack reveals Apple, Amazon's gaping security flaws

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Wired writer Mat Honan got hacked over the weekend, and lost almost everything. His MacBook, iPad, and iPhone were all linked to Apple’s iCloud, and the hackers used that service to wipe everything on all three devices, including all the photos he’d taken of his one-year-old daughter. They also...
Hack reveals Apple, Amazon's gaping security flaws

HTC pulls plug on data backup service, promises upgraded offering

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Phone maker HTC is shutting down HTCSense.com, a backup service that allows users to save contacts, messages, photos and other material in the cloud. Users are encouraged to take possession of their information by April 30th at which time the data will be deleted. “HTCSense.com is undergoing a renovation to...
HTC pulls plug on data backup service, promises upgraded offering

Apple secures multitouch-related patent dating back to 1995 from inventor

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Apple has come into possession of a number of patents owned by Canadian inventor Timothy R. Pryor in recent years (see the More Coverage link below for a few examples), and it's just today been granted another that's particularly interesting. Described rather broadly as a "method for providing human...
Apple secures multitouch-related patent dating back to 1995 from inventor

Google confirms it still has a 'small portion' of Street View WiFi data, apologizes

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It has seemed like Google was close to putting its Street View snooping controversy behind it a few times now, but one thing or another keeps bringing it back to the forefront. Today, it's an admission from Google that it hasn't deleted all of the so-called payload data in...
Google confirms it still has a 'small portion' of Street View WiFi data, apologizes

Just Because A Banana Can Be Used To Rob A Bank, It Doesn't Mean We Ban Bananas

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We recently wrote about the RIAA's new war against software that can be used to record or download YouTube videos. As we noted, such software has substantial non-infringing uses, but the RIAA wants to ban it anyway. Michael Weinberg has a great response, in pointing out that just because something...
Just Because A Banana Can Be Used To Rob A Bank, It Doesn't Mean We Ban Bananas

Google moves fast on broadband revolution

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While Britain makes vague noises about having a 'world-class' broadband network, Google is delivering genuinely superfast speed at knock-down prices in the USA document has come into my possession. It appears to emanate from the government of Ruritania or some other insignificant country. The cover is illustrated by a low-resolution...
Google moves fast on broadband revolution

Verizon Quietly Brings Its 4G LTE Network to Several New Markets

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This wouldn’t be the first time that Verizon quietly expanded its 4G LTE network into new markets but it’s always nice when it happens. Apparently, the carrier’s next-generation network has cruised into a couple of new places over the past couple of days. So, who hit the jackpot? Well, one...
Verizon Quietly Brings Its 4G LTE Network to Several New Markets

Kim Jong-un has HTC phone, not iPhone or Galaxy?

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North Korea's "supreme leader" is reportedly in possession of a smartphone. And reports from South Korea suggest that possession of an iPhone or Samsung device would provide "extra burdens." [Read more]...
Kim Jong-un has HTC phone, not iPhone or Galaxy?

WaPo's Kaplan Scolded For Demanding $300 From Student Trying To Sell One Of Its Books On eBay

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A recent NY Times article about the changes happening at the Washington Post noted that, for years, the company was boosted by its subsidiary, Kaplan, famous for its test preparation offerings. However, thanks to some new federal rules, that business has been shrinking. Apparently Kaplan's lawyers are looking for other...
WaPo's Kaplan Scolded For Demanding $300 From Student Trying To Sell One Of Its Books On eBay
Chinese research scientist accused of spying on NASA

Schoolgirl tries science experiment, arrested for felony

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A teenage girl puts two household chemicals in a water bottle at school to see what might happen. There is a small explosion. No one is hurt. She is expelled and charged with weapons possession. [Read more]...
Schoolgirl tries science experiment, arrested for felony

Spotify for iPad launches: impressions and a visual tour of the new app

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It's here. After all the rumors, leaks and false alarms, Sweden's top music streaming service is finally ready for the big(ger) screen. Spotify has landed on the iPad, and not surprisingly, the new app is a no-brainer of a download for anyone currently in possession of a premium account...
Spotify for iPad launches: impressions and a visual tour of the new app

Bang & Olufsen announces Spotify partnership, brings streaming integration to BeoSound 5

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The BeoSound 5 is, without a doubt, among the priciest of its kind, but thanks to a new partnership with Spotify, Bang & Olufsen has just added a little more value to its lavish controller. According to the company, those with a BeoSound 5 in their possession will able...
Bang & Olufsen announces Spotify partnership, brings streaming integration to BeoSound 5

Microsoft acknowledges that it is 'investigating' the Windows Phone 8 rebooting issue

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Reports of Windows Phone 8 handsets rebooting randomly are no small issue. Widely reported in the technology press, and the topic of constant conversation on Windows Phone forums, issues relating to spontaneous reboots are talking point du jour in the Microsoft mobile community. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft has admitted...
Microsoft acknowledges that it is 'investigating' the Windows Phone 8 rebooting issue

Is OpenFlow an answer looking for a problem?

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(L to R) Lane Patterson, CTO, Equinix; Kenneth Duda, Founder, CTO and SVP, Software Engineering, Arista Networks(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com OpenFlow and software-defined networking may be hot topics in the infrastructure industry right now — but not everyone believes they are up to scratch. At a panel discussing internet bypass...
Is OpenFlow an answer looking for a problem?
Tim Cook says Apple has explored major acquisitions, remains open to possibility
Google admits it didn't delete all Wi-Fi data collected by Street View cars

Canon announces printing and scanning app for BlackBerry and iOS, makes Android devices lonely

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If you snagged a Canon imageRUNNER or imageRUNNER Advance multi-function system for your printing needs, you're in luck. You can now perform the aforementioned tasks along with scanning functionality from your BlackBerry or iOS device. Thanks to the Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile app, folks with a...
Canon announces printing and scanning app for BlackBerry and iOS, makes Android devices lonely
Patent reveals Microsoft’s detachable dual display technology
'No Longer Art' exhibition re-examines the worth of damaged works
Pinterest starts offering website verification for profile pages
After 2 years in a Chevy Volt, this guy is averaging 460 mpg

IDC: nearly 1 billion 'smart connected devices' shipped last year

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Know that gadget you're currently using to read this article? It may be one of 916 million "smart connected devices" that shipped in 2011, with global revenue totaling some $489 billion last year. But the IDC expects that figure to jump to 1.1 billion for 2012, with a total...
IDC: nearly 1 billion 'smart connected devices' shipped last year

Symantec source code held by hackers in $50,000 extortion attempt, may have been released into the wild

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The source code for Symantec's pcAnywhere and Norton AntiVirus products has been at the center of a weeks-long stand-off between the company, law-enforcement officials, and a hacker group threatening to sell the code to the highest bidder. An email exchange posted to Pastebin details negotiations between a Symantec employee...
Symantec source code held by hackers in $50,000 extortion attempt, may have been released into the wild

Apple SVP of Technologies Bob Mansfield cashes in 35k shares of stock valued at $20.38M

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Apple’s recently re-engaged Bob Mansfield has cashed in 35k shares of his stock at a price of $582.21 a share. At that current valuation, the stock is worth a payday of $20,377,507.50 to the long-time Apple vet. Mansfield was awarded options on stock in 2005, which fully vested in 2009....
Apple SVP of Technologies Bob Mansfield cashes in 35k shares of stock valued at $20.38M

Prometheus, Meet Thomas Jefferson: On Fire, Stealing And Sharing

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Meet Prometheus: Zeus... assigned Prometheus the task of forming man from water and earth, which Prometheus did, but in the process, became fonder of men than Zeus had anticipated. Zeus didn't share Prometheus' feelings and wanted to prevent men from having power, especially over fire. Prometheus cared more for man...
Prometheus, Meet Thomas Jefferson: On Fire, Stealing And Sharing

How to track a lost computer with Find My Mac

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If your computer is stolen or otherwise liberated from your possession, don't despair: If you've remembered to enable Find My Mac, you can track it, remotely lock it, and even send messages to your Mac's screen....
How to track a lost computer with Find My Mac

What happens when you lose your smartphone?

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Ever wonder what happens to a lost smartphone? The findings of a new study could give you some pause: in almost nine out of 10 cases, some type of information was accessed by the person who finds it, and there was even odds as to whether or not the finder...
What happens when you lose your smartphone?
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