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NVIDIA announces GeForce GTX 770 for under $400, says it's faster than last year's GTX 680

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It probably won't come as a huge surprise, given the GTX 780's appearance last week, but today's launch of the GTX 770 nevertheless brings us a very interesting product. The card is claimed to be about five percent faster than last year's much more expensive flagship, the GTX 680,...
NVIDIA announces GeForce GTX 770 for under $400, says it's faster than last year's GTX 680
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Google Play, Apple's App Store Might Face "Legal Undertakings" In OFT's Investigation Of Freemium Games For Kids

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The freemium kids’ app party that has seen some parents left with hefty bills because of their kids’ use of games could be heading for a sticky end — at least in the U.K. The Office of Fair Trading has announced a six-month investigation into whether children are being “unfairly...
Google Play, Apple's App Store Might Face "Legal Undertakings" In OFT's Investigation Of Freemium Games For Kids

Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans

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If a vehicle outfitted with Audi Connect has found its way into your garage, T-Mobile has a pair of new data plans for you to consider. Dropping $450 nets car owners 30 months of "full data services" to power the infotainment system, which packs features including Google Earth, real-time...
Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans

Acer unveils slightly upgraded C7 Chromebook with 4GB RAM and 6 hour battery

9to5google.com
If the Pixel sparked your interest in investing in a Chromebook, but its absurd price turned you off, then the Acer C7 Chromebook may be what you’re looking for. Announced via press release this afternoon, the new and improved Chromebook C7 from Acer boasts a number of useful performance boosts....
Acer unveils slightly upgraded C7 Chromebook with 4GB RAM and 6 hour battery
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After Raising $3.6M, Sports Betting App Favourit Releases iOS App

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Australian startup app integrates realtime updates, and connects fans to bookies If you're a gambling man, Favourit could just become your new favorite iPhone app. The Melbourne, Australia based startup hopes to have smartphone users betting away on their devices, challenging friends and connecting with bookkeepers. The app, launched...
After Raising $3.6M, Sports Betting App Favourit Releases iOS App

Ion introduces Air Copy: mobile scanner for smartphones, tablets and laptops

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Ion's Air Copy has just stepped into the wireless mobile scanner arena, and it brings support for slinging scanned documents and photos as big as size A4 to Android, iOS, Windows 8 and OS X devices via WiFi. Once documents are scanned, they're saved as high resolution 300 DPI...
Ion introduces Air Copy: mobile scanner for smartphones, tablets and laptops
News Corp axes iPad news app The Daily (and bolsters the New York Post)

Gokuai, a cloud storage firm with over 1 million registered users in China, lands $6.4m

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Gokuai, a Chinese copycat of Box that was only founded in 2012, has secured RMB 40 million (roughly $6.4 million) in funding. Gokuai, which actually bills itself as “China’s Box.net” in the press release announcing the new capital injection, first raised seed funding from angel investors in May 2012 through...
Gokuai, a cloud storage firm with over 1 million registered users in China, lands $6.4m

Death, Justice and Statistics: 1 billion Apple iTunes downloads

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Among the hottest courses in what Apple bills as the world's largest online catalog FORTUNE -- In a press release issued Thursday, Apple (AAPL) announced that content from its iTunes U site has been downloaded more than 1 billion times since the free educational service launched in May 2007. There...
Death, Justice and Statistics: 1 billion Apple iTunes downloads

Samsung Galaxy Note II 'Phablet' Passes Five Million Channel Sales In ~Two Months

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At the start of this month Samsung announced that channel sales of its mini-tablet-sized smartphone, the Galaxy Note II, had passed three million unit sales in 37 days on sale. Now the Korean mobile maker has announced that cumulative global channel sales of the device have exceeded five million after around...
Samsung Galaxy Note II 'Phablet' Passes Five Million Channel Sales In ~Two Months
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VMultra bundles USB hub, DVD drive, SD slot and 500GB HDD to form ultimate laptop peripheral

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While Velocity Micro announced the VMultra earlier this year at CES, it's only now ready for primetime. The VMultra combines a USB hub, an SD card slot, a DVD±RW drive and 500GB of storage into a surprisingly slim package that connects to any computer via USB 3.0. If you...
VMultra bundles USB hub, DVD drive, SD slot and 500GB HDD to form ultimate laptop peripheral

Intel Announces CEO Paul Otellini Will Retire In May, Mobile Weakness Could Be A Factor

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Intel today announced that CEO Paul Otellini will retire in May. In a press release, the company said that Otellini will take his leave at the company’s annual stockholder meeting in May, with the stated intent of easing the management transition during the next 6 months. Otellini has been CEO...
Intel Announces CEO Paul Otellini Will Retire In May, Mobile Weakness Could Be A Factor

The Ugly Numbers Behind The Viggle-GetGlue Merger

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When the Viggle-GetGlue merger was first announced this morning, there was initially a bit of congratulations for those involved. After all, there are a number of folks who’d love to see a successful company tackle the social TV market — mainly networks who’d like to see apps that can get...
The Ugly Numbers Behind The Viggle-GetGlue Merger

Boeing relocating 787 training simulator from Seattle to Miami

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Boeing announced today that it is moving its training flight simulators — including one for the 787 Dreamliner — along with other aircraft from Seattle to Miami. Boeing says that Miami is the company’s largest flight-training center and the preferred location for its customers from Latin America, United States, Middle East...
Boeing relocating 787 training simulator from Seattle to Miami
Let the '5G' confusion begin: Samsung demos ultra-fast wireless with bad branding
MicroVentures doles out $16M in investments while it 'patiently waits' for the SEC

Sony launches the Bravia KDL-W900A LED connected 3DTV at CES

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Sony's television firmament has swelled to include the company's Bravia KDL-W900A here at the tech jamboree that is CES. The edge-lit, slimline display comes loaded with the company's X-Reality Pro engine for rendering, Motionflow XR 960 and two pairs of active-shutter 3D glasses. Spec fans will note that it's...
Sony launches the Bravia KDL-W900A LED connected 3DTV at CES
One Funding Announcement That Probably Won't Restore Your Faith in Humanity: BuzzFeed Raises Another $20M

Samsung partners with Best Buy to bring Experience Shops to 1,400 stores

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Not content with a gazillion Galaxy phone sales, Samsung is hoping to continue winning the smartphone war in one of the biggest battlegrounds any manufacturer can face: retail. The Korean OEM has partnered with Best Buy to bring its Experience Shops to the big box retailer nationwide -- 1,400...
Samsung partners with Best Buy to bring Experience Shops to 1,400 stores

Trulia Beats Analysts With Record Q4 Revenue, But Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Loss

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In its second earnings report as a public company, online real estate site Trulia saw both higher revenue and a bigger loss than analyst estimates, reporting revenue of $20.6 million and a net loss of $1.59 million for the quarter ending on December 30. That’s a (non-GAAP) loss of 3...
Trulia Beats Analysts With Record Q4 Revenue, But Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Loss

Windows RT 8.1 devices with Snapdragon 800 processors to arrive later this year

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The flood of Snapdragon 800 hardware hasn't arrived just yet, but Qualcomm says it expects we'll see Windows RT 8.1 devices with their flagship silicon "later this year." There's still no word on which manufacturers will be using the San Diego-based firm's processors, but you can be sure the...
Windows RT 8.1 devices with Snapdragon 800 processors to arrive later this year

More than 20,000 people apply for one-way ticket to Mars

arstechnica.com
Last week we mentioned Mars One, the combination space mission/reality TV show project that aims to send four lucky space travelers to the Red Planet... forever. Interest in the project had been quite high, with the company's latest press release noting that it had received "10,000 messages from prospective...
More than 20,000 people apply for one-way ticket to Mars
Samsung officially announces the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, rolling out globally starting next month

Rogue 'Google buys ICOA' press release denied, retracted

www.electronista.com
An announcement that Google acquired ICOA Wireless for $400 million has been denied by both companies, shortly after trading volumes increased in both companies. A press release claimed to be published by ICOA has been circulated by PR Web before being retracted, and has forced the public Wi-Fi hotspot provider...
Rogue 'Google buys ICOA' press release denied, retracted

Obama administration expands open data access

www.pcworld.com
U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring that government data be made available in open, machine-readable formats, expanding open-access requirements from earlier in his administration.A new open data policy, released along with the executive order Thursday, calls information a "valuable national asset" with value that multiples...
Obama administration expands open data access
Steam's Big Picture mode now available for silver screen gamers

ICOA debunks report of Google acquisition deal #thecircuit

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ICOA, Google: ICOA has publicly denied that it has been in acquisition talks with Google, refuting an errant and apparently false press release sent over PRWeb Monday morning. Google is not acquiring the company, and ICOA chief executive George Strouthopoulos told TechCrunch that his firm is not in any...
ICOA debunks report of Google acquisition deal #thecircuit
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