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Facebook Could Jumpstart HTML5 Platform With App Bookmarks On News Feed

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Facebook’s late-comer HTML5 mobile app platform lags way behind the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace. Yesterday I spotted Facebook’s latest effort to catch up — a test showing bookmarks for third-party applications at the top of the mobile news feed. Currently, Facebook buries HTML5 app bookmarks at the bottom of...
Facebook Could Jumpstart HTML5 Platform With App Bookmarks On News Feed

Mighty morphing hexapod bot is back, now rolls with the punches

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It's been awhile since we last saw Kåre Halvorsen's morphing hexapod ball-shaped bot, and in the interim it picked up some new tricks. Before, the MorpHex could only maneuver by scurrying around on its six legs, but now it can move around while still in spherical form. It works...
Mighty morphing hexapod bot is back, now rolls with the punches

Amazon and Microsoft Launch Attacks on Apple

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The iPad Mini has really set the cat amongst the pigeons, with two rivals launching attacks on Apple's newest product. Amazon has used its front page to claim that its Kindle Fire is cheaper, better, and high-deffer than the Mini, while Microsoft called it "a $329 recreational tablet." The third...
Amazon and Microsoft Launch Attacks on Apple

Google Nexus 7 overclocked to 2GHz, punches well above its weight

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The stock Nexus 7 peaks at a 1.3GHz clock speed when it's at full burn. That's certainly good enough for the $199 price tag, but eager adopters have just hit a new record in trying to wring out even more of a bang for the buck. Courtesy of a...
Google Nexus 7 overclocked to 2GHz, punches well above its weight

8 Surprising Startup Lessons - What You Don't Know You Don't Know

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It takes more than a big idea and a thorough business plan to start a new business. Most entrepreneurs aren't quite sure what else it takes until they're well underway, and many are shocked to discover important elements of startup success that they simply hadn't considered at all. To find...
8 Surprising Startup Lessons - What You Don't Know You Don't Know

Yahoo’s Patent Suit Against Facebook Is A ‘Crock Of Shit’ (And It Pulled Same Move On Pre-IPO Google)

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When Yahoo chief executive Scott Thompson got on his first investor conference call after taking over in January, he bragged to media and investors about the great wealth of talent and IP that existed at the struggling company. He said that it needed to “build great innovative products and put...
Yahoo’s Patent Suit Against Facebook Is A ‘Crock Of Shit’ (And It Pulled Same Move On Pre-IPO Google)
T-Mobile CEO pokes the bears, calls AT&T's network 'crap' and mocks Verizon

How the iPad Is Revolutionizing Local Businesses

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It was dinner at a fancy restaurant in Boston. After the last sip of Scotch was polished off, the waiter came over with the check... and an iPad. It was to take a survey about the quality of service, but it just as easily could have been used to...
How the iPad Is Revolutionizing Local Businesses
Swartz suicide puts the focus on over-aggressive prosecutor

Pulse Surface Controller System: bangs the drum, desk, window

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The Pulse Surface Controller is a vibration-based musical instrument that finally puts those years of air drumming to use. It's a small, piezo-based MIDI controller that lets you turn pretty much any surface into a musical instrument. The device has a built-in suction cup, comes with velcro straps and...
Pulse Surface Controller System: bangs the drum, desk, window

Tomy BattroBorg 20 throws motion-controlled punches, rocks 'em and socks 'em Wii-style (video)

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The last time we saw someone move the game on for Rock'em Sock'em Robots, it was a motion-controlled experiment that was unlikely to see the light of day. Tomy must have been frustrated enough waiting for the practical reality to take matters into its own hands, as it's just...
Tomy BattroBorg 20 throws motion-controlled punches, rocks 'em and socks 'em Wii-style (video)
Dollar Shave Club Punches Gillette Where It Hurts. (In the Marketing Budget)

Sony Xperia U review: a little slice of Android that punches above its weight

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More Info Sony Xperia P review Sony officially debuts Xperia U at MWC 2012 Sony Xperia U gets torn to pieces, FCC destroys something beautiful There's an oft-used idiom about small packages, which frequently doesn't apply to the world of technology. That's to say that a diminished form factor...
Sony Xperia U review: a little slice of Android that punches above its weight

Microsoft Surface tablet: iPad spec check

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Microsoft isn't pulling any punches with its two tablets. On paper, they give Android tablet makers something to think (worry?) about. [Read more]...
Microsoft Surface tablet: iPad spec check

Gamification, huh? What IS it good for?

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Look away, next-level business gurus: Gartner says you're 'driven by novelty and hype' and 80% of your applications will failIf you picked November 2012 in the "When will Gartner publish a report delivering a no-nonsense takedown of gamification mania?" sweepstakes, award yourself some points. Oh no, wait...Flippancy aside, Gartner's report...
Gamification, huh? What IS it good for?
No Longer An Awkward Teenager? Gamification Grows Up

Sprint Customers Can Get Their Own Vanity Number -- If They Want to Pony Up $3 a Month

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Sprint will be the first carrier to offer customers the option to get their own StarStar Me vanity number. For $3 a month, Sprint customers can pick a combination of numbers to spell out their name, favorite team or just about any other five-to-10 number configuration. People calling from any...
Sprint Customers Can Get Their Own Vanity Number -- If They Want to Pony Up $3 a Month

Biggest Critic Of NBC's Awful Olympic Coverage Has Twitter Account Suspended For Tweeting NBC Exec's Email

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One of the loudest critics of NBC Universal's awful Olympics coverage was Guy Adams, who certainly wasn't pulling any punches with his Olympics-related tweets. Either way he was a bit surprised to find his account suspended. When he sought to find out why, he discovered it was because he had...
Biggest Critic Of NBC's Awful Olympic Coverage Has Twitter Account Suspended For Tweeting NBC Exec's Email

Google Search app for Windows 8 updated with printing support, voice search and speed improvements

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Google recently updated its native Search app for Windows 8 with two new features, two enhancements, and the usual bugfixes. You can download the latest version of the app from the official Windows Store. The two new features are printing support, which should be pretty straightforward, and the added ability...
Google Search app for Windows 8 updated with printing support, voice search and speed improvements

How Well Do You Take A Punch?

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I was talking to a friend who has been displaced because of Sandy. They are struggling to get back to their daily routine and it is hard living out of a suitcase without access to the things they rely on from day to day. I was talking to the CEO...
How Well Do You Take A Punch?

Miami judge: BitTorrent downloaders are engaged in “protected anonymous speech”

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According to a report by TorrentFreak, a Miami judge has issued a landmark order in a case that included over 600 BitTorrent downloaders. Judge Marc Schumacher pulled no punches when discussing the way in which copyright holders are going after citizens, in essence bypassing federal courts thanks to a loophole...
Miami judge: BitTorrent downloaders are engaged in “protected anonymous speech”

Here Are 15 Of The Sharpest Up And Coming CEOs In Silicon Valley

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We just spent a lot of time in Silicon Valley, asking around to find out who the top new CEOs are in technology. What follows is a round of the executives of the companies that people are most excited about, and what we've learned about them.Will Harbin, CEO of Kixeye...
Here Are 15 Of The Sharpest Up And Coming CEOs In Silicon Valley
Rovio releases Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay trailer starring Luke and Leia birds [video]
Fighting Fallon Fox: the controversial science of transgender athletes in combat sports

BlackBerry CEO: Apple's iPhone is outdated

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BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins is pulling no punches as he mounts a campaign to get BlackBerrys back in the hands and minds of consumers. In a somewhat surprising move, he's called out the iPhone for lagging behind the curve in a Monday interview with the Australian Financial Review. Read...
BlackBerry CEO: Apple's iPhone is outdated
Why Netflix should fear its inferior competitor, Amazon Prime
Apple Vs. Samsung: "Overall Design" Is What Confuses Customers, Not The Details
iPad not for creation? Martha Stewart disagrees

Microsoft ad woos devs by touting more Windows licenses than Android, iOS and OS X combined

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Microsoft on Monday posted a new ad titled “Windows 8: Introducing a New World of Apps.” The two-minute video, which clearly isn’t meant for TV, is an attempt to show off some of the great apps for the company’s latest and greatest operating system, yet Microsoft also throws in some...
Microsoft ad woos devs by touting more Windows licenses than Android, iOS and OS X combined
On The Verge, Episode 008: Senator Al Franken, Mary Jo Foley, Chipocrite
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