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Wavii Launches In Public Beta, Aiming To Be Your Big Data News Aggregator Of Choice
New music survey: P2P users buy the most, no one wants disconnection penalties

Three Startups That Are Making It A Lot Easier To Remember Stuff

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As our inboxes and noggins get overloaded with stuff, there's an increasing number of attempts to solve the problem with technology. There's Evernote, of course, whose motto is "remember everything." But two other startups, Clipboard and Snip.it, have started tackling the problem. And they're far from alone. Clipboard lets users...
Three Startups That Are Making It A Lot Easier To Remember Stuff

Everything you need to know about Windows Phone 8

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Today at an event in San Francisco, Microsoft unveiled the final pieces of its Windows Phone 8 product. Previously, the company had detailed a number of features of the update to is mobile platform, focusing on developer tools and capabilities. Today, the consumer side of the software was shown off....
Everything you need to know about Windows Phone 8

Windows 8 launch event gets real, the celebration starts October 25th

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Microsoft's been doing its best to get Windows 8 ready for public consumption. After dogfooding the OS to employees and IT pros and getting unsolicited feedback from company co-founder Paul Allen, the time has come for its official unveiling. Microsoft told us to save October 25th on our calendars...
Windows 8 launch event gets real, the celebration starts October 25th

Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

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The new software from Lamda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers should meet at large social gatherings. It will launch to computer programmers in days. Google has been at pains to...
Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

Big Tech: What Singapore and Chicago Share, and Why Justin Bieber Can't Compete With Steve Jobs

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Search trends on Google have long offered an unscientific yet irresistible glimpse at what the world seems to be thinking most from one moment to the next. It also offers a peek behind the curtain of Google’s unique brand of omniscience—the serious granularity Google leverages to turn its search engine...
Big Tech: What Singapore and Chicago Share, and Why Justin Bieber Can't Compete With Steve Jobs

Court: Tweets 'Gifted To The World', Twitter Hands Over Protester's Secret Info

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After months of resistance, Twitter has succumb to legal pressure to hand over the protected tweets of an Occupy Wall Street protester to a New York court. Prosecutors in the case believe the private messages undermine protester Malcolm Harris’s “not-guilty” defense that he and 700 other protesters were unknowingly lurred...
Court: Tweets 'Gifted To The World', Twitter Hands Over Protester's Secret Info

UK carrier cooperation could see 4G LTE rollout ramp up by summer 2013

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With the formal creation of Orange and T-Mobile's LTE network lovechild, Everything Everywhere, the UK finally joined the horserace for 4G. Now, it looks like rival domestic operators could get a chance to play catch-up sooner than expected, according to a report from The Telegraph. It appears the mobile...
UK carrier cooperation could see 4G LTE rollout ramp up by summer 2013

ZTE shows off the V98 Windows 8 slate, we go hands-on

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Intel outed just outed its new Atom SoC, and at its tablet event in San Francisco today, the company had a whole slew of slates packing the Clover Trail silicon on hand. Dell's Latitude 10, the ASUS Tablet 810, Acer's Iconia W510 and W700, Lenovo's ThinkPad 2, the HP...
ZTE shows off the V98 Windows 8 slate, we go hands-on
Slew of new Windows 8 Apps on the way: Dropbox, ESPN, PayPal, NASA & more

Awesome fan-made Microsoft Surface commercial slams iPad (video)

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While Apple finally put its iPad mini commercial out for public consumption over the weekend, some fans of Microsoft’s new line of tablets have already started to produce spoofs. The video above parody’s the Apple commercial that starts our with someone playing a piano via Garage Band. However, the...
Awesome fan-made Microsoft Surface commercial slams iPad (video)

CBS Bans Commercial That Disparages Coke & Pepsi, But Lets Them Disparage Each Other

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Oh, the benefits of incumbency. Sodastream is a cool new company that allows consumers to make their own carbonated beverages at home.  Given its popularity, largely due to its ease of use, SodaStream's stock has been on a run the last few months.  It also possesses the potential to disrupt to...
CBS Bans Commercial That Disparages Coke & Pepsi, But Lets Them Disparage Each Other

AT&T planning to launch BlackBerry Q10 in stores on June 21st

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The pre-order process for the BlackBerry Q10 is already well underway, but AT&T has kept quiet on its official retail and online availability until now. The company has now confirmed to us that the QWERTY-laden device will be ready for public consumption starting June 21st for $200. If you...
AT&T planning to launch BlackBerry Q10 in stores on June 21st

Viral With a Purpose? Upworthy Finds Serious Web Content Worth Sharing

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Upworthy launched today, a viral aggregator that promises to find interesting and shareable content on important topics. That is, topics more important than your average cat video or nip slip slideshow. Upworthy’s output is a stream of curated daily picks via email newsletter, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. The first two...
Viral With a Purpose? Upworthy Finds Serious Web Content Worth Sharing

Obama ordered cyber attack target list to be created, according to leaked document

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President Obama hasn't been shy about engaging the public and other nations on digital issues, and that includes the idea of cyber warfare. While his administration has been pretty aggressive in building up our cyber defenses, our offensive capabilities have remained somewhat more mysterious. According to a leaked document...
Obama ordered cyber attack target list to be created, according to leaked document

Google Picks 8,000 #ifihadglass Winners and None of Them are You

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Yeah, these look great. (Photo: YouTube.com) Today Google announced 8,000 winners in its #ifihadglass essay contest. Apparently contestants with the willpower not to troll the hashtag were handsomely rewarded. Google launched the contest last month, soliciting 50-word applications on how users would use their Internet-connected creepshot devices. Lucky winners were given the chance...
Google Picks 8,000 #ifihadglass Winners and None of Them are You

PopCap's next wacky creation: A talking and dancing 3D 'Zombatar'

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The first question I have for Van Riker, marketing manager for PopCap’s hit game Plants vs. Zombies, is a simple one: What’s the point of creating a 3-D zombie that you can dress up in outfits, repeats what you say and can do wacky dances? “It’s just supposed to be silly,...
PopCap's next wacky creation: A talking and dancing 3D 'Zombatar'

Samsung Galaxy S III is the first MetroPCS handset to support Google Wallet

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While the US wireless industry seems far away from finding a universal mobile payment system, T-Mobile's new BFF MetroPCS appears to have made its choice. Taking to its official Facebook page, the carrier announced on Monday that the Samsung Galaxy S III is its first handset to support Google...
Samsung Galaxy S III is the first MetroPCS handset to support Google Wallet

BBC shows off 33-megapixel Super Hi-Vision Olympic footage, we ask: why?

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The first live Super Hi-Vision broadcast for public consumption was of the Olympic opening ceremony in London last week. We didn't get to see that premiere, or the second or third screenings either -- but the fourth? Oh yes. We grabbed a seat right up front of a small...
BBC shows off 33-megapixel Super Hi-Vision Olympic footage, we ask: why?

Microsoft Office 15 revealed, simpler UI with touch-friendly features

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Microsoft started seeding its Office 15 technical preview to a select few partners earlier this year to get it ready for public consumption, and The Verge managed to get a sneak peek at some of the software's new features. As you would expect, the newest Office version got a...
Microsoft Office 15 revealed, simpler UI with touch-friendly features

The Next Web’s top ten picks from Y Combinator Demo Day

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As promised, we attended the Y Combinator Demo Day and boy was it a huge event. The largest batch ever to demo at the event, 66 companies, stood in front of a crowd of over 400 investors to give two minute presentations on why they deserved to be funded. Some...
The Next Web’s top ten picks from Y Combinator Demo Day

Chrome team to Leopard users: no Chrome 22 for you!

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OS X Leopard users are about to have yet another reason to spring for an upgrade—especially if they're hooked on Google's Chrome browser. The Chrome team wrote on Monday that Chrome will soon drop support for OS X 10.5 and that future versions will only be available for Snow Leopard...
Chrome team to Leopard users: no Chrome 22 for you!

r/SpaceDicks in Your Eyeballs: Reddit Comes to Google Glass

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r/toolrocket (Photo: Tumblr) Reddit, the social “news” website with a fetish for identifying backpack straps, is now available for Google Glass. The app is aptly titled “Reddit Timeline” and is now available to Glassholes who crave sexism delivered straight to their eyeballs. The current version shows the top 25 posts from...
r/SpaceDicks in Your Eyeballs: Reddit Comes to Google Glass

UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView

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YouView, the UK Internet TV provider has been sued for trademark infringement in a row about its name. According to the BBC, (a member of the joint venture which also includes BT, ITV and others), a company in Gloucestershire, England, had registered the name YourView back in July. The High Court...
UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView
Intel: Windows 8 will be half baked at launch [updated]

Google's New BigQuery Commoditizes Big Data Analytics

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Google is moving the goalpost significantly in the market for big data tools, at least for organizations that can work with its canned tools and are willing to trust the search giant with their data. After some time in a limited preview, Google has unveiled Google BigQuery for public...
Google's New BigQuery Commoditizes Big Data Analytics

Kate Beckinsale's Ultimate Honor: A Crazy Taiwanese News Animation Biopic

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Kate Beckinsale may be only the 22nd most desireable woman on the planet according to AskMen, but her Underworld empire has won her a far rarer honor: She is the latest subject of a Next Media Animation biopic (video below). NMA is better-known as the company that makes those...
Kate Beckinsale's Ultimate Honor: A Crazy Taiwanese News Animation Biopic

Georgia Lawmaker Claims 'Making Fun Of Someone' Isn't Protected Speech; Seeks To Outlaw Vulgar Photoshopping

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There are a certain number of people in America that have the mistaken idea that there is some sort of right to not be offended by the speech of others. This, of course, stands in direct contrast to the 1st amendment, but not everyone is fully up on constitutional law....
Georgia Lawmaker Claims 'Making Fun Of Someone' Isn't Protected Speech; Seeks To Outlaw Vulgar Photoshopping
Myspace previews its ground-up redesign, will send out invites to the new service 'very soon'
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