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Dolby Atmos audio hits moviegoers with sound from all directions

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Dolby has unveiled a new audio platform for theaters called Atmos, which it says creates more natural sound that can "envelop" listeners. Atmos uses a process called adaptive rendering, which Dolby says makes it possible to direct sounds as if they were "dynamic objects," making it easier to deliver...
Dolby Atmos audio hits moviegoers with sound from all directions
Mainlining TV: 'House of Cards' and the joys of addiction viewing

★ The Jayhawks ♫ Save It For A Rainy Day #playtapus

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★ The Jayhawks ♫ Save It For A Rainy Day #playtapus
Facebook behind budget on Q1 ad revenue, sources say

Barefoot World Atlas for iPad

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The references books I used to thumb through on rainy day visits to the library as a kid--your almanacs, your encyclopedias, your reference books--are all going digital. If the results are as good as what Barefoot World Atlas has to offer, that's not a bad trend at all....
Barefoot World Atlas for iPad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III manual online for your perusal

Panasonic's 2013 Q1: things are looking up with a $164 million profit

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Panasonic's financial year runs from summer to summer, so its first-quarter results for 2013 just hit the wire. The figures proudly show that the company has managed to turn around the losses it suffered so badly in the previous period -- with $23 billion in turnover generating a tidy...
Panasonic's 2013 Q1: things are looking up with a $164 million profit

intelliPaper adds a disposable USB drive to your business card, advertising mailer or magazine insert

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There are two scenarios which crop up in my life with an alarming frequency. The first is the age old problem surrounding business cards. Once you’ve finished chatting with a client, you want them to remember who you are and contact you in the future. However, handing over a business...
intelliPaper adds a disposable USB drive to your business card, advertising mailer or magazine insert

Here's Who Just Got Screwed By Twitter

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Now that Twitter has launched an ad product and moved on plans to provide Twitter users "official" versions of services third-parties used to provide (photo-sharing, URL shortening and mobile apps), a whole lot of the startups built around Twitter are totally screwed. See which Twitter apps are S.O.L. →TwitPicTwitPic lets...
Here's Who Just Got Screwed By Twitter

Icomania, Angry Birds, Vector and more on this week's top free app charts

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Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph released on DVD last week and the movie tie-in game Fix-it Felix Jr. saw a nice boost in its rank, moving to the No. 14 spot on the top free iPhone apps chart and the No. 10 spot on the top free iPad apps chart. Last week, Rovio...
Icomania, Angry Birds, Vector and more on this week's top free app charts

Rainy day in L.A. Kids playing at indoor playground. What's rain doing in SoCal? — at Amy's Playground http://gowal.la/s/5vhk

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Rainy day in L.A. Kids playing at indoor playground. What's rain doing in SoCal? — at Amy's Playground http://gowal.la/s/5vhk

RIM says Android app ecosystem is a “cesspool,” but what if Google agreed?

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The former king of smartphones, RIM, has been having trouble getting its fledgling PlayBook OS off the ground, even going so far as to build a system for running Android apps on the platform. This effort hasn’t exactly turned things around for RIM, which is still seeing the PlayBook falter...
RIM says Android app ecosystem is a “cesspool,” but what if Google agreed?
Apple's top 10 viral videos of 2012

Dizzy Hamsters, Cute Kids, and Chivalrous Strangers: The Internet's Best Videos for Warming Your Heart

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A lively discussion on the social curation site, Reddit, has produced a list of videos that will cheer you up on this rainy day....
Dizzy Hamsters, Cute Kids, and Chivalrous Strangers: The Internet's Best Videos for Warming Your Heart
LevelUp gets ready to explore a world outside of mobile payments

How to Turn Your Computer Into a Cozy Living Room on a Rainy Day, Courtesy of Reddit

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Sometimes, even when it's nice out, you just want to curl up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate....
How to Turn Your Computer Into a Cozy Living Room on a Rainy Day, Courtesy of Reddit

DailyDirt: Storing Up Energy For A Rainy Day...

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Battery technologies haven't quite achieved the same kind of Moore's Law progress as other kinds of electronics. Being able to store energy is still incredibly important, so there are plenty of projects trying to figure out better ways to store up electricity efficiently. No one has a complete solution, but...
DailyDirt: Storing Up Energy For A Rainy Day...

Wait, What Is AOL Going To Do With The Cash From Its Patent Sale? (AOL)

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AOL just scored a major victory. It will be selling its patent portfolio for $1.1 billion to Microsoft. Considering outsiders were valuing it at $290 million a week ago, this is quite the coup. AOL gets a nice check from Microsoft with out legal hassles or reputational damages. Yahoo...
Wait, What Is AOL Going To Do With The Cash From Its Patent Sale? (AOL)

Google patent application would tie camera settings to local weather

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GPS is burgeoning into a tool for more than just finding our way, such as choosing gears on a weekend drive. If one of Google's newly published patent applications becomes reality, positioning might also fix our off-color photos. Its proposed technique would use GPS to automatically tune a camera...
Google patent application would tie camera settings to local weather

Dear startups: Don't treat money like toilet paper

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Startups, no matter how much money they've raised, should only spend capital on the things they absolutely need and should save the rest for a rainy day. [Read more]...
Dear startups: Don't treat money like toilet paper

Give Thanks for Goretex: The Rain Gear of Yore

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Are your feet wet? Perhaps you need some "rainy-day shoes from China-land."...
Give Thanks for Goretex: The Rain Gear of Yore

Lenovo's Q3 sees sales reach $9.4 billion, profits rise to $200 million

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While big chunks of the industry may be feeling gloomy, the artist formerly known as IBM's PC Division keeps on raking in money. Lenovo's third quarter earnings report reveals that the company sold $9.4 billion worth of hardware, keeping $200 million of that back for itself in net profit....
Lenovo's Q3 sees sales reach $9.4 billion, profits rise to $200 million

Spotify for Android updated with NFC support for sharing your music in person, new offline bar

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Spotify today updated its Android app to version 0.5.3.56. You can grab the update directly from the official Google Play store. This is must-have release if you have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: the app will now let you share music via Near Field Communication...
Spotify for Android updated with NFC support for sharing your music in person, new offline bar

Forget $3B In Revenue: Things "Don't Look Good" For Facebook

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Evidence is quickly mounting that Facebook's initial public offering will not be the big boost the social media sector needs as Silicon Valley companies try to prove to Wall Street they can grow revenues. On Thursday, PrivCo CEO Sam Hamadeh told VentureBeat that several people close to the company were...
Forget $3B In Revenue: Things "Don't Look Good" For Facebook
Booting Up: Another Zynga Exec Bids Adieu

Bright veggies on a rainy day. http://r2.ly/ysjk

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Bright veggies on a rainy day. http://r2.ly/ysjk
The Weather Channel’s Revamped Website Goes Social, Tells You When It Will Rain

Apple's $10bn dividend payout may sound impressive …

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But the implied yield of 1.77% is miserable and Apple's cash pile will still grow given the speed at which money is rolling inYou still wouldn't buy Apple shares for income. The $10bn (£6.3bn) that the world's biggest company intends to distribute every year sounds impressive but, at the current...
Apple's $10bn dividend payout may sound impressive …

Screen-Less Mobile Computers: Talking Changes Everything

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Guest author Jonathan Stark is a mobile consultant, Web evangelist and an advisory board member at Mobiquity, a designer of customized mobile computing applications. Until 2007, "computing" meant sitting down to use a PC with both hands. When smartphones came on the scene, we got used to computing with one...
Screen-Less Mobile Computers: Talking Changes Everything

How A Car Crash Changed Vishal Sikka And The Direction Of SAP

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It’s a rare fall rainy day in Palo Alto and SAP Executive Board Member Dr. Vishal Sikka is as sick as a dog. It’s less than a week until SAP Sapphire in Madrid and the community around him are like a worrying family. I had told them that it is...
How A Car Crash Changed Vishal Sikka And The Direction Of SAP
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