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Don’t want apps uploading your iPhone contacts? This Cydia tweak stops them

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As iOS device owners are still digesting the news that popular social application Path sends the complete contact iPhone contact list to its servers, one developer has created a new tweak for jailbroken phones to warn you which apps may do the same. Created by jailbreak app developer Ryan Petrich,...
Don’t want apps uploading your iPhone contacts? This Cydia tweak stops them

This site shows off how gorgeous Google Web Fonts really can be

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Screen typography is at a crossroads right now. On one hand, it is evolving into a beautiful space where print and Web design can finally converge in a world with endless wonder and unicorns. On the other side, however, it is still an inconsistent mess where kerning requires JavaScript hacks...
This site shows off how gorgeous Google Web Fonts really can be

How big data and the cloud can manage grid batteries

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A quiet startup called Greensmith has been building a business out of connecting, controlling and monitoring large batteries installed on the power grid and used for energy storage. Greensmith CEO John Jung explained to me in an interview that his company is bringing distributed computing to the world of energy...
How big data and the cloud can manage grid batteries

YouTube Adds A “Play In 3D” Option Across Its Site

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Last September, YouTube began offering new tools that allowed users to convert their uploaded 2D videos into 3D videos with just a click. That feature, which has been in beta testing, was available only to YouTube creators at the time. Today, YouTube is rolling out the beta to all of...
YouTube Adds A “Play In 3D” Option Across Its Site
Nokia Windows 8 tablet rumored for Q4 2012: 10-inch screen and dual-core Qualcomm chip
Indian government readying BlackBerry snooping system

Google Music users granted de-authentication reprieve as company retools activation system

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Google Music users learned of a frightful new policy this morning that dictates a user may de-authorize only four devices in a year, out of ten total activations. While the policy is likely to go unnoticed by the majority of consumers, it instantly created a great pain for those...
Google Music users granted de-authentication reprieve as company retools activation system

Google Just Gave A Bunch Of Money To A Guy Who Hacked Chrome (GOOG)

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Remember when Google offered up $1 million to anyone who could pose a security threat to Chrome? Looks like the company will have to pay up, but not nearly that amount. Sergey Glazunov, a Russian student, successfully hacked a computer running a Chrome browser by using a never-before-seen exploit,...
Google Just Gave A Bunch Of Money To A Guy Who Hacked Chrome (GOOG)

Canadian Universities Agree To Ridiculous Copyright Agreement That Says Emailing Hyperlinks Is Equal To Photocopying

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In the past, we've written a few times about how Access Copyright, the Canadian collection society that gets revenue from universities for professors photocopying copyrighted works, and how it's been trying to increase rates by 1,300% by claiming that simply "posting a link" counted the same as making a copy....
Canadian Universities Agree To Ridiculous Copyright Agreement That Says Emailing Hyperlinks Is Equal To Photocopying

The clean energy revolution will be crowd funded

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Will so-called crowd-funding provide the next-generation of investment for clean power? The Senate’s version of the Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups (or JOBS) Act was planned to be voted on Tuesday, but has been delayed in the Senate by new arguments. That bill already had the support of Google, Steve Case,...
The clean energy revolution will be crowd funded

Ad startup Marin Software takes a late-stage $30M

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Marin Software, a San Franisco startup focusing on online advertising, has just announced a $30 million round of fundraising. This is the company’s sixth round of funding in as many years. Marin offers an all-in-one platform for managing display, search, social, and mobile marketing. It mainly focuses on clients spending...
Ad startup Marin Software takes a late-stage $30M

Battle of the Boomboxes

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Summer is just around the corner, and a great way to kick off the season is with a backyard barbeque or pool party full of good friends, good food and, of course, good tunes. Thanks to portable wireless speakers, bringing the entertainment outdoors is easier than ever, and the Jawbone...
Battle of the Boomboxes

Microsoft Research just exploded the world record for data sorting in a 60 second window

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Microsoft Research is claiming victory in the MinuteSort test, posting a score that they say essentially triples the previous title-holder, a 2009 Yahoo team. MinuteSort is just that, a test of how much data you can sort in a minute. Obviously, this is a critical function, as ‘big data’ becomes...
Microsoft Research just exploded the world record for data sorting in a 60 second window

The iPad's Next Trick: Transforming The Way We Buy

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Revel Systems has realized the iPad, already changing various industries, has the power to take cash registers into the 21st Century. It's not just Square that is playing with iPad-based tech to change shopping.Revel Systems just scored an interesting coup that'll help it transform how American consumers actually shop in...
The iPad's Next Trick: Transforming The Way We Buy

Eugene Polley, co-creator of the wireless TV remote, passes away aged 96

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Eugene Polley, inventor of the wireless remote control has passed away aged 96. Working for Zenith Electronics, he developed the FlashMatic control in 1955, using beams of light directed at photo-sensors in a television to change channel or volume. Like all pioneering technology it had some quirks -- it...
Eugene Polley, co-creator of the wireless TV remote, passes away aged 96

Benchmarks for SSDs and USB 3.0 performance in new MacBooks

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Even before Apple’s unveiling of the all new Retina MacBook Pros, refreshed previous-gen MacBook Pros, and MacBook Air lineups today, we knew most of Apple’s new Macs would be receiving performance improvements courtesy of new SSDs and USB 3.0. We are now getting our first look at benchmark data...
Benchmarks for SSDs and USB 3.0 performance in new MacBooks

Antivirus Firms Release Free Tools for Cleaning Macs Infected by Flashback

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Yesterday, Apple disclosed for the first time that it is working to develop a software tool to detect and remove the Flashback malware from infected machines. We also previously profiled Flashback Checker, a simple app designed to allow users to easily see if their Macs are infected but which provides...
Antivirus Firms Release Free Tools for Cleaning Macs Infected by Flashback

Ticket Tailor passes 100,000 event tickets sold, by cutting annoying booking fees

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Ticket Tailor, the ticketing selling system for event organisers has sold more than 100,000 tickets, highlighting a need for change to the status quo elsewhere, where additional booking fees are usually added at the point of sale. We covered the launch of the company last year and its aim to change ticket sales...
Ticket Tailor passes 100,000 event tickets sold, by cutting annoying booking fees

Ford brings SYNC and AppLink to Europe

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Ford announced that it is bringing its SYNC and AppLink platforms to Europe. After selling close to 4 million cars with its voice-activated hands-free platform in the U.S., Ford now plans to sell more than 3.5 million SYNC-enabled cars in Europe by...
Ford brings SYNC and AppLink to Europe
The Discovery Economy: When Digital App Play Leads To Real-Life Finds

Google Adds 3D Photo Tours To Google Maps

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Google just added a cool new feature to Google Maps that lets you see photo tours of 15,000 popular landmarks around the world. If these were just photo tours with a Ken Burns effect thrown in for good measure, of course, this wouldn’t be very exciting news. What makes Google’s...
Google Adds 3D Photo Tours To Google Maps

6Scan’s Auto-Updating Web Site Protection Service Is Launching Today, Starting With WordPress

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If you run a big web site, you have a range of good options for staying protected from malicious hacks: hardware from enterprise-oriented companies like Cisco or McAfee, your own in-house support, or hosted professional blog services like WordPress VIP (which is what TechCrunch uses). If you’re a smaller web...
6Scan’s Auto-Updating Web Site Protection Service Is Launching Today, Starting With WordPress
Feature: A new standard in design: in-depth with the PlayStation Vita

Now Samwer brothers look set to clone Square

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German clone factory Rocket Internet, the incubator run by the controversy-courting Samwer brothers, has reportedly chosen its next target: Square. According to Deutsche Startups, the Samwers are working on launching a new service called Zenpay which will be a copy of the hot Silicon Valley payment service. According to information...
Now Samwer brothers look set to clone Square

Daily Report: App Developers Stick With Apple

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Smartphones running Google's Android operating system outsell iPhones more than two to one. But as Nick Wingfield and Brian X. Chen report in Monday's New York Times, Apple has held onto one critical advantage even as Google's system has surged: the loyalty of mobile app developers....
Daily Report: App Developers Stick With Apple

How Facebook integration with iOS/OS X works

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When Apple announced a system-level integration with Facebook this morning, I uttered a silent groan and cursed under my breath. On Twitter, I was more polite. “Not so thrilled by the Facebook integration into the new IOS 6.0. I wonder what are the privacy precautions to deal with Facebook,”...
How Facebook integration with iOS/OS X works
RedPower 2 mod brings fully emulated 6502 CPU to Minecraft
Fujitsu's smart dog collar lets you visualize your dog's activity in the cloud

Smarterer Hits 5M Questions Answered In Its Quest To Help You Show Employers What You Know

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As Education 2.0 looms, we’re seeing a rise remote learning, self-education, smart software, all of which is allowing people to learn and to teach at their own pace — inside the classroom or out. As this becomes more and more true, coupled with the noise that one finds online today...
Smarterer Hits 5M Questions Answered In Its Quest To Help You Show Employers What You Know

BFG Edition to revamp Doom 3 for PC, consoles

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Id software has been largely silent about any future plans for the venerable Doom franchise since Doom 4 was first announced back in 2008. The company broke that silence today, not with new details about Doom 4, but with the announcement of a newly remastered BFG Edition of 2004's Doom 3....
BFG Edition to revamp Doom 3 for PC, consoles
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