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Researchers get CPUs and GPUs talking, boost PC performance by 20 percent

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How do you fancy a 20 percent boost to your processor's performance? Research from the North Carolina State University claims to offer just that. Despite the emergence of fused architechture SoCs, the CPU and GPU cores typically still work independently. The University hoped that by assigning tasks based on...
Researchers get CPUs and GPUs talking, boost PC performance by 20 percent

So, how do you translate Diesel Fuel and No Smoking in Arabic?

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It would seem that someone took the instructions for this tanker a little too literallyHey you! No smoking in Arabic! Can't you read? No prizes for working out what happened here. According to Sahil Anand, who first posted the photo to Facebook: "A contract company out here [in Egypt] was...
So, how do you translate Diesel Fuel and No Smoking in Arabic?

Russian carrier gives $5,000 vacation to its most data hungry customer

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Use more data, win more prizes. It may sound counterintuitive, but that's exactly what Russian operator MegaFon is offering to its subscribers, as part of a curious 3G promotion. It all began back in November, when the provider announced a rather straightforward contest: customers who downloaded the most data...
Russian carrier gives $5,000 vacation to its most data hungry customer

Win a vacay for downloading 419GB over 3G?

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Well, only in Russia, where telco MegaFon doled out prizes for those who used the most amount of data on its 3G unlimited data service....
Win a vacay for downloading 419GB over 3G?

Russian carrier MegaFon holds contest that gives 'unlimited 3G data' a whole new meaning

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Unlimited data plans may be a distant memory for most in the US, but the situation is looking much better in Russia. There's perhaps no better example of this than a recent contest orchestrated by MegaFon, the country's second-largest cellular provider. The company challenged its customers to usurp as...
Russian carrier MegaFon holds contest that gives 'unlimited 3G data' a whole new meaning

Export while you can – Google to effectively terminate Slide, Photovine on March 6th

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I’d be surprised if anyone was still using Slide or nifty photo-sharing app Photovine, but don’t say you weren’t warned if you’re a ridiculously persistent user. Both products will finally be shuttered on March 6th, according to messages posted on Slide.com and Photovine.com. Slide still lets you export data until...
Export while you can – Google to effectively terminate Slide, Photovine on March 6th

Here Are The Winners Of The One-Sentence Pitch Competition

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Over the weekend, we hosted a fun contest from the Founder Institute, where entrepreneurs posted a one-sentence pitch for their companies. We received more than 450 pitches, of which 421 followed the designated format (“My company, _(insert name of company)_, is developing _(a defined offering)_ to help _(a defined audience)_...
Here Are The Winners Of The One-Sentence Pitch Competition

Tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts]

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It’s been a while, but we’re back with a revised version of our round up of events you should be attending in 2012. We’ve had plenty of additions pour in over the past few weeks that are worthwile events to attend. You will have probably noticed the calendar counting down...
Tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts]

Google Science Fair 2012: How can I talk to robots in English? [video] | GrrlScientist

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Luke, a 2011 Google Science Fair finalist from South Africa, tells us about his love for science and why he wanted to talk to robots In this video, Luke, a 2011 Google Science Fair finalist from South Africa tells us about his love for science and why he wanted to...
Google Science Fair 2012: How can I talk to robots in English? [video] | GrrlScientist

Engadget Giveaway: win one of five Nokia Lumia 710s on T-Mobile, courtesy of Nokia!

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Last week we launched our weekly giveaway with a killer device, and for week two we're following up with another solid offering. Our friends at Nokia are showing up big, offering not one but five T-Mobile branded Lumia 710 units for our lucky readers! Indeed, we'll be picking out...
Engadget Giveaway: win one of five Nokia Lumia 710s on T-Mobile, courtesy of Nokia!

Announcing the Hack Battle at The Next Web Conference 2012

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For those of you attending the TNW2012 conference, the 25th of April will probably mark a day of travelling, checking in to your hotel, getting in the mood at the pre-conference party and mentally preparing for your upcoming two days of doing business. On that very same day however, The...
Announcing the Hack Battle at The Next Web Conference 2012
'Smoked by Windows Phone' winner auctioning laptop and phone for charity

Tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]

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For many, deciding which tech events to attend depends on a variety of factors. The kind of crowd you can expect, the opportunities for exposure and the overall cost of attending are only a few of the questions you’ll need to ask yourself before deciding which event to grace your...
Tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]

Engadget Giveaway: win one of four Beats Audio bundles, courtesy of Daybreak!

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We must be smack-dab in the middle of audio week, because even GSM giant AT&T is bestowing the fantastic phonic prizes for your possible procurement, with four Beats Bundles up for grabs. What is this bundle of Beats? It's a set of wireless over-ear headphones (on the right) alongside...
Engadget Giveaway: win one of four Beats Audio bundles, courtesy of Daybreak!

Plyfe gives online advertising a playful twist, aiming to be a win-win for consumers and brands

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The Internet can be an overwhelming place with so much information thrown our way all day and night long. When big brands spend millions of dollars on advertising campaigns, the most important thing they care about — their greatest ROI — is your attention and engagement. This is why the...
Plyfe gives online advertising a playful twist, aiming to be a win-win for consumers and brands

Full circle: MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson becomes advisor for Facebook casino app

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Even Tom from MySpace knows that Facebook’s app platform is a powerhouse, and has joined a company called RocketFrog as an advisor. The company has launched what it calls the “largest free to play online casino app” on the Facebook platform. I’m not a social games kind of guy, but...
Full circle: MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson becomes advisor for Facebook casino app
TwitchTV launches iPad and Android apps to stream game tournaments

TechCrunch Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S II, Case, And Gift Card #TechCrunch

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We have another exciting giveaway for all of you this week. Earlier this morning, Jordan wrote about our friends over at Picksie and the launch of their new Android app. For those who don’t know, Picksie is a location-based app that helps you figure out what fun things there are...
TechCrunch Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S II, Case, And Gift Card #TechCrunch

10 Days After Launch, Plyfe Has 17,000 Users And A Partnership With The United Nations

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Plyfe is a New York startup that rewards people for engaging with brands on social media. Fueled by $1,000,000 in funding from General Catalyst and the Playfish founding team, it launched 10 days ago and has 17,000 users. Plyfe is a platform that creates games for brands and helps...
10 Days After Launch, Plyfe Has 17,000 Users And A Partnership With The United Nations

Google to shut down its weird Prizes.org product for lack of user adoption

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Google will be winding down Prizes.org, a contest-driven ‘marketplace for creative ideas’, over the next 6 months. Prizes.org is actually a legacy product Google obtained through the purchase of Slide. I never quite understood why the company had decided to terminate all of Slide’s products post-acquisition, bar Prizes.org. Basically, Prizes.org...
Google to shut down its weird Prizes.org product for lack of user adoption
Microsoft and Best Buy invite you 'behind the tiles' of Windows Phone, tease Skype in the process
Report: Four carriers fight for fastest 3G and 4G speeds, only two debut on top

Microsoft boldly takes to Pinterest for Nokia Lumia 900 contest and promotion

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When trying to get people excited about your new product, setting up a contest via social channels like Twitter and Facebook has become commonplace. However, as new channels pop up, it doesn’t take long for companies to test out similar campaigns using them. Pinterest is something that is getting everyone’s...
Microsoft boldly takes to Pinterest for Nokia Lumia 900 contest and promotion
Striiv pedometer goes wireless, gets social

Musaic is a killer way to discover music visually through album art

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This past weekend was Music Hack Day San Francisco, which was the third in the city and the twentieth overall globally since 2009. There were over 200 developers in attendance hacking away on cool projects that could help change the future of music distribution and delivery. While sitting through sixty-one...
Musaic is a killer way to discover music visually through album art
Google Science Fair 2012: Steve Caballero talks about science and skateboarding [video] | GrrlScientist
Recruiting Startup Interview Street Holds “Summer Games” For College Students
Order your lottery tickets online for tomorrow’s record-breaking $500M jackpot
$100,000 in prizes for computer modelers who can predict students' essay scores
Zappos Hands Over Warehousing to Amazon; Focusing All Attention on the Great Downtown Vegas Experiment
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