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5 New Year's Resolutions To Manage Your Tech Habits

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I took two weeks completely offline over the Holidays, and I learned something humbling. I like to blame technology itself for encouraging bad habits. But in my reluctance to come back onto the grid this week, I eased in cautiously, and I realized that most of the problems just arise...
5 New Year's Resolutions To Manage Your Tech Habits

Re-Inventing Public Libraries For The Digital Age

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It would be something of an understatement to say that the world of public libraries is undergoing rapid change at the moment. On the one hand, the rise of open access means that people are increasingly able to find information online that was formerly held in serried ranks of volumes...
Re-Inventing Public Libraries For The Digital Age

Why the New Chromebook Still Doesn't Cut It

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Can a computer that is slightly more expensive than others with the same components, doesn't run the software people are accustomed to, relies on users to store their personal treasures on someone else's cloud, and may or may not recognize the devices plugged into it, really find success? Are we...
Why the New Chromebook Still Doesn't Cut It
CBS CEO the latest to threaten dropping broadcast TV in response to Aereo
Microsoft Is Basically Screwed In The Tablet Sector, IDC Says

How Apple will become a mobile carrier

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What’s next for Apple? Apple will provide wireless service directly to its iPad and iPhone customers. First, Apple will sell data packages bundled with iPads. Then it will sell data and international roaming plans to iPhone customers through the iTunes Store. And in time — sooner than many think — Apple...
How Apple will become a mobile carrier

Irish newspapers and the battle to control online content

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Attempts by Irish newspapers to charge sites just for using links to their content are a harbinger for a huge battle to comeIrish newspapers created quite a stir when they demanded a fee for incoming links to their content. Actually, this is a mere prelude to a much more crucial...
Irish newspapers and the battle to control online content
Why you should upgrade to Windows 8

Before the deal is done, Google reportedly looks to offload Motorola Mobility’s set-top box business

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Before its $12.5 billion acquisition has been made official, Google is reportedly looking to sell off Motorola Mobility’s set-top box business, bringing on partners to help advertise it to potential buyers, the New York Post has revealed. According to the report, Google has brought in Qatalyst Partners and Barclays Capital to...
Before the deal is done, Google reportedly looks to offload Motorola Mobility’s set-top box business

Apple to Present at Black Hat Security Conference for First Time

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Bloomberg reports that Apple is taking an interesting step into security research publicity, agreeing to present at this week's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas for the first time in the conference's 15-year history.While many major technology vendors have overcome their reluctance to making a public showing at the conference,...
Apple to Present at Black Hat Security Conference for First Time

Why cloud washing is evil, or at least annoying and potentially harmful

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Tony Lucas is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it any more. Cloudwashing that is. Lucas, the founder of Flexiant a cloud orchestration vendor, founder says traditional hosting companies and service providers are doing themselves harm by offering the same services they have for a decade or more,  but advertising...
Why cloud washing is evil, or at least annoying and potentially harmful
Google's decision to scrap Reader influenced by the high cost of privacy compliance

Apple In Talks to Build Set-Top Box to Display Live Television

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has a set-top box in the works that would allow viewing of live television as well as other content, sounding similar in some ways to the current TiVo box. It isn't clear whether the box would be sold aftermarket to customers, like...
Apple In Talks to Build Set-Top Box to Display Live Television

Polish Government Funding 'Full Set Of Educational Materials' Available Under CC-BY

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One of the fields that is ripe for disruption by open digital technologies and business models based on abundance is education. That's already starting to happening with growing successes in the areas of open access and free textbooks. Now here's a major win for open educational resources in Poland (via...
Polish Government Funding 'Full Set Of Educational Materials' Available Under CC-BY

EU justice chief asks European ministers to probe Apple's 'unacceptable' advertising of warranties

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Already under scrutiny in Italy and a number of other European countries, Apple may soon face investigation by all 27 of the European Union’s member states after EU Justice Minister Viviane Reding called for local authorities to determine whether the company failed to advertise its pro-consumer warranty policies on the continent. Bloomberg reports...
EU justice chief asks European ministers to probe Apple's 'unacceptable' advertising of warranties

Want to text from your home phone? Zipwhip brings landlines to the SMS club

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Ever sent a text message to a landline number by accident? Chances are it disappeared into a dark void, enveloped by that strange netherworld where orphan missives – along with lost socks and missing pens – find their final resting place. But starting Wednesday those messages actually might get received....
Want to text from your home phone? Zipwhip brings landlines to the SMS club

Apple to give speech on key iOS security technologies at Black Hat this week

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According to a post from Bloombergwho spoke with the Black Hat conference’s general manager Trey Ford, Apple will for the first time ever be attending this year’s show and giving a presentation on iOS security. To handle the presenation, Apple will be sending its Manager of the Platform Security team...
Apple to give speech on key iOS security technologies at Black Hat this week

Apprenda seeks to make private PaaS more practical

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Many corporate developers have tried a platform as a service — Heroku, Engine Yard, Cloud Foundry — to develop and test applications. But when it comes time to deploy those applications, it’s hard to get their companies to approve running those applications on PaaSes that themselves run atop Amazon Web...
Apprenda seeks to make private PaaS more practical

How Prepaid iPhones Will Remake the Mobile Market - Eventually

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Apple has lots of big iPhone news today, but last week’s announcement that Sprint Nextel and Leap Wireless will begin offering iPhones without a contract could actually be just as significant - starting a massive change in how Americans buy and use mobile phones. Up till now, if you...
How Prepaid iPhones Will Remake the Mobile Market - Eventually

The New Digg Has A Fighting Chance

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We have a story on our site today about that guy that tried to accomplish a very long space jump. Baumgartner, or something. Apparently this story has made the front page of Digg, and now that front page of Digg is coming in third in referral traffic to that...
The New Digg Has A Fighting Chance
UK parliament wants to force Google to filter search results, calls objections 'totally unconvincing'
How Amazon 'caving' to sales tax demands could spell trouble for traditional retail

Is PayPal Preparing To Reverse Its Erotica E-book Stance? The EFF Has A ‘Good Feeling’

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A development on the ongoing story about PayPal and requirements it made on e-book distributors to remove certain kinds of erotica from their catalogs: there are signs the eBay-owned company could be preparing to reverse its position as early as this week, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The digital...
Is PayPal Preparing To Reverse Its Erotica E-book Stance? The EFF Has A ‘Good Feeling’

Beijing's Real Name Rules for Microblogging Sites Goes Into Effect

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New regulations requiring China's Twitter-like microblogging sites to only allow posts from verified users have been met with reluctance from some of the......
Beijing's Real Name Rules for Microblogging Sites Goes Into Effect

Text Messages May Be In Decline, But They Are Not Going To Die, And Here's Why

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As the 20th anniversary of the text message came and passed last week, many in the tech and mobile business world (including Dan Rowinski of ReadWrite) couldn't help but declare the death of SMS, claiming that text messaging is finally over the hill and on a one-way path to irrelevance....
Text Messages May Be In Decline, But They Are Not Going To Die, And Here's Why

The Beatles ringtones: roll up for the magical mystery tone

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After a decade of resistance, band license 27 of their hits to iTunes for use as mobile ringtonesAfter holding out against ringtones for more than a decade, the Beatles have licensed 27 of their top singles for purchase as annoying, truncated mobile phone alerts.The entirety of the Beatles' 2000 compilation...
The Beatles ringtones: roll up for the magical mystery tone

The racing line: Exploring NASCAR's technological dichotomy

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His car was sent spinning skyward. Two tires, an engine and a cloud of other components found their way through the safety fence, injuring 28 spectators who were sitting trackside. When all was still, Kyle Larson's blue and white #32 Chevrolet Camaro was nearly ripped in half. This incident,...
The racing line: Exploring NASCAR's technological dichotomy

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T gets the FCC nod

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To its credit, AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE -- known as the Skyrocket HD -- has managed to elude its fair share of Mr. Blurrycams and other leaks for a full two months since it was originally announced at the carrier's Developer Summit. Now...
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T gets the FCC nod
London's Kensington and Chelsea reject 'ugly' BT fiber street cabinets, superfast broadband
Music service Rara faces challenge to turn free in to $0.99
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