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President Obama Mentions Apple Building Macs in America During State of the Union Address
Assassin's Creed 3's American Revolution setting confirmed
Matrox's $249 DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station has USB 3.0, but only one Thunderbolt port

The Pandora's Box of Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame

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The United States and Israel developed Stuxnet for a specific purpose, but Pandora's Box is open now and the consequences impact us all....
The Pandora's Box of Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame
Taking the new iMac out of its weird-shaped box

China’s Baidu leaps into cloud storage with a beta service to rival Dropbox and Microsoft

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Chinese search firm Baidu has launched a cloud storage service in the country, bringing it into competition with local rival Alibaba, as well as Dropbox, Microsoft and others in the space, according to Techweb [Chinese]. ‘Baidu Wangpan’ — meaning ‘Web drive’ in Chinese — was launched at Baidu’s developer conference today....
China’s Baidu leaps into cloud storage with a beta service to rival Dropbox and Microsoft

Hurt Locker Makers To Sue Thousands of BitTorrent Users

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The Hurt Locker has been a great success on BitTorrent, before and after its Oscar triumph. The film’s screener leaked in February of last year, months before it premiered in movie theaters in the United States. However, the demand on BitTorrent went up significantly after it was chosen as the...
Hurt Locker Makers To Sue Thousands of BitTorrent Users

Boost for Hollywood studios as China agrees to ease quota on US films

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Limit currently set at 20 blockbusters a year to be raised to 34 – but additional movies must be 3D or Imax versionsA breakthrough in the final hours of Xi Jinping's US tour has eased restrictions on imports of US films into China, and could lead to more 3D and...
Boost for Hollywood studios as China agrees to ease quota on US films
Gaming app developers beware: Here's why Turf Geography Club failed

Senator wants to bring copyright law to the runway

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Knockoffs of Kate Middleton's dress, which was created by English designer Sarah Burton, appeared for sale in the United States within days of her wedding to Prince William. UK Ministry of Defence Fashion designs aren't eligible for copyright protection. If one designer's work captures the imagination of consumers, other...
Senator wants to bring copyright law to the runway

EU data protection reform: A pandora's box or a new dawn for personal data?

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When Jeremy Bentham came up with the idea of Panopticon, a new prison model, in 1787, he surely didn’t have in mind that three centuries after constant surveillance would be possible in the non-material world: via the Internet. In the case of the Panopticon, the concept of the design is...
EU data protection reform: A pandora's box or a new dawn for personal data?

DreamIt New York's Demo Day: Digital Assistants, Relationship Help, and Fine Wine

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Today at DreamIt Ventures’ demo day, 15 companies from New York, Israel, Costa Rica, and other parts of the world promoted their products and tried to raise awareness (and funding) for what they’ve been working on. Many of the presenting startups focused on helping users burn through their spare cash,...
DreamIt New York's Demo Day: Digital Assistants, Relationship Help, and Fine Wine

Apple CEO Tim Cook sitting in Michelle Obama's box for State of the Union

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Tim Cook (Credit: Apple) For the second year in a row, Apple will be represented at the State of the Union. One year after Michelle Obama invited Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the late Steve Jobs, to sit in her box at her husband’s annual address, Apple CEO Tim Cook...
Apple CEO Tim Cook sitting in Michelle Obama's box for State of the Union

Microsoft says Halo 4 topped $220M in sales in 24 hours, on track to beat $300M in 1 week

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I just finished playing Halo 4 this weekend and absolutely loved it. Great story concepts, wonderful gameplay and a masterful job keeping the spirit of the original by 343. Well, it looks like  a lot of people agree with me, because Microsoft now says that Halo 4 has racked up $220M...
Microsoft says Halo 4 topped $220M in sales in 24 hours, on track to beat $300M in 1 week

Gokuai, a cloud storage firm with over 1 million registered users in China, lands $6.4m

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Gokuai, a Chinese copycat of Box that was only founded in 2012, has secured RMB 40 million (roughly $6.4 million) in funding. Gokuai, which actually bills itself as “China’s Box.net” in the press release announcing the new capital injection, first raised seed funding from angel investors in May 2012 through...
Gokuai, a cloud storage firm with over 1 million registered users in China, lands $6.4m
Intel's Cable TV Service And Set Top Box Will Soon Roll Out City By City

AlmaBox acqui-hires Ploombox to expand in Mexico, eyes other Latin American markets

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AlmaBox, an Argentine e-commerce company that sells monthly subscriptions of beauty and grooming products, has acqui-hired its Mexican counterpart Ploombox, the company announced today. Both AlmaBox and Ploombox are based on the same model as US-based Birchbox, which recently bought its European copycat Joliebox and inspired several other clones, such as Rocket...
AlmaBox acqui-hires Ploombox to expand in Mexico, eyes other Latin American markets

Offline Over The Weekend? Catch Up Now with All the Tech News You Missed

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You may well have been too busy out enjoying the weekend to sit around reading tech news, but we weren’t. Here’s a roundup of what you missed over the last two days from The Next Web and beyond.  News from the weekend: Turkish PM Blasts Twitter and Social Media For...
Offline Over The Weekend? Catch Up Now with All the Tech News You Missed
Startups Box It Out For File Sharing Crown

Rumor: Microsoft's Next Xbox To Be Revealed May 21st

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Microsoft has pushed back its next-gen games console launch, the rumorers say. Microsoft was thought to have planned an April reveal for its next-generation Xbox games console--the putative Xbox 720, codename Durango. But according to information that's reached TheVerge.com the date has slid back a little to May 21st....
Rumor: Microsoft's Next Xbox To Be Revealed May 21st

Xbox 360 Halo 4 bundle fights new enemies, packs familiar hardware on November 6th

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It's widely considered a tradition: Microsoft readies a new Halo game, and a new Xbox 360 bundle swings by stores to mark the occasion. The Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 follows that pattern, with a special (if minor) twist. No one will be shocked by the new Halo-themed...
Xbox 360 Halo 4 bundle fights new enemies, packs familiar hardware on November 6th

Galaxy Note II info ticker, pop-up browser and ICE menu combo reveal another lock screen flaw (video)

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The emergency contacts (ICE) menu is proving to be a Pandora's Box of lock screen vulnerabilities on several Samsung Galaxy handsets. Users are finding ways to exploit this weak point and the latest flaw that's come to our attention employs the pop-up browser on the Note II as an...
Galaxy Note II info ticker, pop-up browser and ICE menu combo reveal another lock screen flaw (video)

PCC chairman unveils plans for new watchdog at Leveson inquiry

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Lord Hunt says he hopes his proposals for a new regulatory body would eradicate 'bad journalism'The new chairman of the Press Complaints Commission has unveiled a blueprint for a "totally new" newspaper watchdog which he hopes will eradicate "bad journalism" and practices that have brought "shame" on the industry.Lord Hunt...
PCC chairman unveils plans for new watchdog at Leveson inquiry

Box on Track to Book $100 Million in Sales This Year, CEO Levie Says

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Box CEO Aaron Levie was in a chatty mood over lunch following his appearance at D: All Things Digital with Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers earlier today. With Box quickly turning into one of the most anticipated IPOs expected next year, there are a lot of questions about the enterprise...
Box on Track to Book $100 Million in Sales This Year, CEO Levie Says

Google Knows What Movie You're Seeing a Month Before You Do

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(Photo: Wikipedia) Google can now predict a movie’s box office success a month before its release with 94-percent accuracy – although 48 percent of moviegoers don’t decide what they’ll be watching until the day they make the trip to the cinema. Google analyzes search patterns to forecast opening weekend box office...
Google Knows What Movie You're Seeing a Month Before You Do

Birchbox goes 'home' for the holidays with higher-priced lifestyle box

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Discovery commerce startup Birchbox isn’t just a pretty face. After launching in 2010 with a monthly box of curated beauty products for women, the startup began offering a subscription-based box of grooming and lifestyle goods for men earlier this year. On Wednesday, the New York-based company announced that it’s dipping its toes in...
Birchbox goes 'home' for the holidays with higher-priced lifestyle box

Web Based Alarm Clocks | Bill's Box http://bit.ly/a1wv79

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BitTorrent piracy has no impact on U.S. box office sales, study finds

This Chart Shows Why Spotify's Pandora-Killer Is Doomed (P)

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Spotify's plan to compete with Pandora by building a similar radio-style online music-streaming platform has one massive flaw: To quote Bloomberg, "The new service would start by year-end and be supported by advertising."Yikes.There are only two things you need to know about Pandora's business model: It has a massive, loyal...
This Chart Shows Why Spotify's Pandora-Killer Is Doomed (P)

Cambridge University To Study Possibility That Technology Could Ultimately Destroy Human Civilization

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A new Cambridge research center will assess whether advanced technology could destroy human civilization, Brid-Aine Parnell of The Register reports. The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) will analyze risks of biotechnology, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, nuclear war and climate change to the future of mankind. Co-founders Jaan Tallinn--one of...
Cambridge University To Study Possibility That Technology Could Ultimately Destroy Human Civilization
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