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CHART OF THE DAY: This Is Another Depressing Chart About Android For Apple (AAPL, GOOG)

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There was (and still is) a weird quirk with the success of Android. Despite dominating the market share battle with Apple, it was still behind Apple in web traffic usage for years. According to the latest data from Pingdom, that's no longer the case. Android is safely beating Apple in...
CHART OF THE DAY: This Is Another Depressing Chart About Android For Apple (AAPL, GOOG)

Color e-reader uses butterfly-based technology to save power

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Oh, biomimetic desigin. Is there anything you can’t do? Well, at any rate, you’re doing this, which is cool enough for now. Qualcomm is putting out a new display technology they call “Mirasol,” which uses reflective bits of color to display an image, much like the way the iridescent...
Color e-reader uses butterfly-based technology to save power

It's Here! Fennec for Android

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Fennec (aka Firefox Mobile) is now available for phones running Google's Android OS. This highly-anticipated web browser is a mobile-ready port of its desktop cousin, Mozilla Firefox. Like its predecessor, Fennec offers tabbed browsing and add-ons. It also offers an optional add-on called "Weave" which allows you to sync your...
It's Here! Fennec for Android

iTunes 11.0.1 released, resurrects duplicate song tool and solves other performance bugs

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Barely a fortnight after Apple unleashed iTunes 11 into the wild, the software's first notable update is making its way into OS X's Software Update. While only bumping it to v11.0.1, the refresh adds the ability to easily weed out duplicate items in one's iTunes library -- a feature...
iTunes 11.0.1 released, resurrects duplicate song tool and solves other performance bugs
The dark side of light: negative frequency photons
Cambrian shutter of doom becomes sucker of worms

‘Senator Julian Assange’–Not as Crazy as it Sounds

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Head Wikileaker and house arrestee Julian Assange has been pondering a run for the Australian Senate. Before you even quirk an eyebrow at the prospect of a “Senator Assange,” note that a recent survey by Australian Labor Party pollsters indicates Mr. Assange could garner nearly 25% of the vote. Agence France-Presse...
‘Senator Julian Assange’–Not as Crazy as it Sounds

Samsung Galaxy S III gets benchmarked, shows plenty of promise

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We're here on the floor at the Samsung Galaxy S III launch and we've just managed to get some alone time with the unit to get some benchmarks. Now, let's stress that the handset is a pre-production model, so we can't take these as gospel truth, but it's a...
Samsung Galaxy S III gets benchmarked, shows plenty of promise
With Luckity.com, Churchill Downs moves beyond horse races into online real-money gambling

Nintendo Reverses Feature That Lets Male Video Characters Get Gay Married

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Bathhouse. (Photo: Kotaku) Pray for Nintendo’s PR department, as it’s undoubtedly going to face the wrath of some very angry gaymers. Last week, the company released a life-simulation game that let male characters to marry the same sex. But an update released yesterday removed that supposedly unintended feature…OF HAPPINESS. In the new,...
Nintendo Reverses Feature That Lets Male Video Characters Get Gay Married

YouTube Android app update brings HD video streaming to 'capable' 2.2+ devices

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Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich Android-running hardware has had access to HD resolution YouTube streams since launch (as seen above), but an update to the app that rolled out yesterday finally brings HD to some devices running Froyo or Gingerbread. The catch is that YouTube HD res won't work...
YouTube Android app update brings HD video streaming to 'capable' 2.2+ devices

YouTube for PS Vita now ready, will help you watch more kitties than Killzone

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Sony promised us a YouTube app for the PlayStation Vita this month, and although it's just sliding under the wire, that app is here. The viewer as it hits the console will play videos over 3G and WiFi as well as in HD quality, if you've got the bandwidth...
YouTube for PS Vita now ready, will help you watch more kitties than Killzone
Good Eggs is a farmer's market for the tech-savvy health nut

GIMP is Now a Self-Contained Native App for Mac OS X

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GIMP, the image editing program that’s a popular open-source alternative to Photoshop, is now easier than ever for Mac users to start using. Though it was completely free, installing it has long required that X11 also be installed — a major pain in the butt. That changes with the latest...
GIMP is Now a Self-Contained Native App for Mac OS X

Internet Explorer flaw lets websites track your every mouse movement, and MS refuses to fix it

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Security flaws are inevitable in operating systems and applications. Modern software is incredibly complex, and even the best developers in the world aren’t perfect. How the public responds to security flaws largely depends on how the developer reacts to the exploit. If it responds quickly with a promise to patch...
Internet Explorer flaw lets websites track your every mouse movement, and MS refuses to fix it

Improve Your Web Site’s SEO With SEOmoz’s Free API

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Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is vital to any successful website. The team at SEOmoz are experts in this field and now offer a number of premium SEO tools including the recently released Open Site Explorer, which provides a wealth of information on backlinks and link popularity. Now the same...
Improve Your Web Site’s SEO With SEOmoz’s Free API
PayrollHero raises $1 million to punch out the time card in Southeast Asia

Silicon Power Armor A80 review: Double A(lpha) male

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CNET editor Dong Ngo finds a portable hard drive that impresses even him, though the Silicon Power Armor A80 has one quirk....
Silicon Power Armor A80 review: Double A(lpha) male

Comcast Xfinity TV Player app brings VOD streaming to Android devices

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After introducing video on-demand streaming for mobile devices on the iPad early last year and iPhone last May, Comcast has finally extended the courtesy to Android users as well. Unlike its iOS counterpart however, on Android there's a separate Xfinity TV Player (simply labeled "Player" in the launcher) app...
Comcast Xfinity TV Player app brings VOD streaming to Android devices
Danny Rimer on why entrepreneurs should consider London
Windows 8 to RTM as build 9200, final lock screen image leaks

Who needs Diggnation? Revision3 growing without its star show

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The glory days of Diggnation may be over, but that isn’t stopping Revision3, the company that distributed the hit podcast for years. Even without what was thought to be its anchor program, the company is expanding. Today the firm announced the opening of a New York office, and the hiring...
Who needs Diggnation? Revision3 growing without its star show

The Two Smartphone Business Trends That Mattered Most In 2012

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Patent Wars It is impossible to do a year-end review of the mobile ecosystem and not mention the thermonuclear patent wars. Patents are the story of the year in mobile - with billion dollar lawsuits, injunctions, cease-and-desist letters and patent trolls all marching us down the road to chaos. Samsung...
The Two Smartphone Business Trends That Mattered Most In 2012

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG)

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Good morning! LinkedIn came out with its first iPad app. Oracle laid off a bunch of people. Microsoft tried to sell Bing to Facebook but Facebook said no. And that's a good thing. Facebook would be totally insane to buy Bing. Speaking of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has a quirk potential...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG)

Chrome for Android updates: recognizes app links, boosts speed

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Google slipped a bit of an upgrade into the Android Market today. The mobile version of Chrome received a seemingly minor version bump and, much to our chagrin, left no changelog behind for us to peruse. Most of the tweaks are under the hood and, in our unscientific testing,...
Chrome for Android updates: recognizes app links, boosts speed

Edding 850 is a free modular font built by the famous Büro Destruct design studio

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Büro Destruct is an internationally acclaimed design studio based out of Switzerland. The team, very well-known for its type design, has just recently crafted a typeface based on Edding 850, the boldest marker from Edding (the German equivalent to the ubiquitous Sharpie). As Creative Applications describes, Büro Destruct’s ”team started scribbling and doodling straight...
Edding 850 is a free modular font built by the famous Büro Destruct design studio

Google Under Fire for Circumvention of Cookie Settings in Safari for iOS to Track Users

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Google and several other advertising agencies have been discovered to be circumventing privacy protections in Apple's Safari browser for iOS devices in order to track users through ads on numerous popular websites. Google implemented the technique in order to embed +1 buttons on its...
Google Under Fire for Circumvention of Cookie Settings in Safari for iOS to Track Users

Mozilla Officially Unveils A Pre-Alpha Test Version Of Firefox For Android

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Late last month, a number of sites noted that a very early build of Fennec, the mobile version of Firefox, was available to download for Android phones. However, that build wasn’t official as it was put together by an individual and optimized for the Droid device. Today, Mozilla has itself...
Mozilla Officially Unveils A Pre-Alpha Test Version Of Firefox For Android

Handmade Desks, "Breathing Rooms" And Gross Happiness: Take A Look Inside Etsy HQ

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Beyond just quirk, crafty marketplace Etsy offers employes a green (B Corp certified) place to work where happiness is measured and learning is encouraged....
Handmade Desks, "Breathing Rooms" And Gross Happiness: Take A Look Inside Etsy HQ

Did Wall Street Get Facebook's Q4 Estimates Wrong Because Of These 2 Errors? (FB)

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Facebook reported Q4 2012 revenue of $1.59 billion today, well above Wall Street analysts' expectations of $1.53 billion. Why did the experts get it wrong? It's a legitimate question because, with some simple back-of-the-envelope math and a couple of phone calls, Business Insider predicted Facebook revenue would come in well...
Did Wall Street Get Facebook's Q4 Estimates Wrong Because Of These 2 Errors? (FB)
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