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RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)

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Bend, drown, drop and zap? No, that's not your mnemonic device for surviving a fire, it's actually RIM's protocol for destroying their own products. In a trio of behind-the-scenes videos released today, the company's pulled back the curtain on its Hardware Support Lab's process, giving users a peek at...
RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)

feature: VoIP in-depth: An introduction to the SIP protocol, Part 2

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In Part 1 of our SIP primer, I covered the SIP foundation layers starting from the message structure and ending with the SIP transactions. We saw how phone registrations and proxies could work using these layers. This second part completes the discussion by covering the way SIP defines calls, and...
feature: VoIP in-depth: An introduction to the SIP protocol, Part 2

Six scenarios where the iPad is trouncing the PC

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TechRepublic's Jason Hiner has little use for an iPad. But he's pinpointed six areas where it's become the preferred device for others and is disrupting the PC market. [Read more]...
Six scenarios where the iPad is trouncing the PC
Display Analysts See Retina iPad Mini Updates Coming in 3Q 2013 and 1Q 2014

SK Telecom Smart Learning robots add twist to interactive learning, we go hands-on (video)

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They aren't quite up to Johnny Number Five's level of fame and stature, but SK Telecom's new "Smart Learning" robots have something it (he?) never could have dreamed of: the power of a smartphone. The mechanical critters are designed to be next-gen educational tools for our posterity, and only...
SK Telecom Smart Learning robots add twist to interactive learning, we go hands-on (video)

Researchers find Android 4.2′s app verification detects only 15% of known malware

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Researchers have put the latest release of Android, version 4.2 (Jelly Bean), to the security test, and the results aren’t pretty. Google’s app verification service performed very poorly at identifying malicious apps, detecting only 15.32 percent of known malware, compared to existing third-party security apps, which unsurprisingly fared much better....
Researchers find Android 4.2′s app verification detects only 15% of known malware

Stalking the Elusive Cord-Cutter: Pay TV Grew Last Quarter (Again)

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Web video is awesome because it gives you so many great viewing choices, without having to pay for TV. So why did the number of pay TV subscribers just increase in the last three months? They didn’t grow much — just a modest 422,000 subscribers, for a very modest 0.2...
Stalking the Elusive Cord-Cutter: Pay TV Grew Last Quarter (Again)
BII REPORT: How Mobile Is Waging Battle For The Multi-Screen Living Room
NEC developing app-controlled, speaker-equipped light fitting

Microsoft Releases HomeOS, Hopes It Powers The Smarthome Of Your Dreams

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Microsoft has long imagined much of the functionality of a smarthome, and has just released the computer code it hopes will stitch it all together: HomeOS. It's timely because with so many pertinent technologies evolving at the same time (powerful Wi-Fi, the...
Microsoft Releases HomeOS, Hopes It Powers The Smarthome Of Your Dreams
Here’s how easy it is to brick a Tesla
Drawing The Line Between Clever And Creepy With Customer Data

Microsoft's Office Chief Sure Seems To Like The iPad (MSFT, AAPL)

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So is Microsoft bringing Office to the iPad or not? At a conference for investors on Wednesday, the Microsoft executive in charge of Office dodged the question, as you'd expect. But he didn't slam the iPad and talk up Microsoft's upcoming tablets instead. Not at all. In fact, he...
Microsoft's Office Chief Sure Seems To Like The iPad (MSFT, AAPL)

Recognizr: Facial Recognition Coming to Android Phones

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Swedish software and design company The Astonishing Tribe, also known as TAT, has been developing a rather astonishing augmented reality application for mobile phones. Originally built as a software concept, the Android app called "Recongnizr" is a mobile prototype that allows you to use your phone in order to "see"...
Recognizr: Facial Recognition Coming to Android Phones

After Processing 50M Events, Smart Calendar App Tempo Launches In Canada

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Tempo, the smart calendar startup that spun out of Siri birthplace SRI International, is beginning its international expansion today by launching in Canada. The app tries to enhance the events in your calendar with additional information based on the type of event. It can show you relevant documents, social network...
After Processing 50M Events, Smart Calendar App Tempo Launches In Canada
DOE study says that 80 percent of US power could come from renewable energy by 2050
Which is less expensive: Amazon or self-hosted?

Cybram 001 simulator helps doctors practice brain surgery without risking lives (video)

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Sometimes it's awesome to be a guinea pig; take for example, getting down and dirty the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. When it comes to brain surgery, however, there are no happy little accidents -- and let's face it, Bob Ross would've been a horrible surgeon. Thankfully, a new...
Cybram 001 simulator helps doctors practice brain surgery without risking lives (video)

Zuckerberg Might Not Bother Attending Facebook's Road Show

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Usually, before a company goes public, its top executives travel around the country and sell the deal to big institutional investors. This is called the road show.  Facebook is going to IPO in about a month, and its road show is about to start. In a surprise to some traditionalists,...
Zuckerberg Might Not Bother Attending Facebook's Road Show

Report: Apple 'cheap' iPhone actually a mid-price device?

www.electronista.com
Two analysts from Wall Street investment bankers JP Morgan have produced an analysis of possible scenarios for the rumored (but not announced) "low cost" iPhone model expected to debut later this year, aimed at the large worldwide "prepaid" market. Based both on research of existing entries in that market space...
Report: Apple 'cheap' iPhone actually a mid-price device?

Skype for Windows 8 gets better video messaging and HD video support: Send up to 720p, receive up to 1080p

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Microsoft today announced an updated version of Skype for Windows 8 with better video messaging and HD video support. You can download the latest version now directly from Skype.com. HD video support means callers can send up to 720p video and receive 1080p video. If you’re wondering how the latter...
Skype for Windows 8 gets better video messaging and HD video support: Send up to 720p, receive up to 1080p

Microsoft says Office 365 adoption accelerating, but questions remain

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When Microsoft reported its third-quarter financial results last week, company officials trumpeted several metrics about sales and adoption of Office 365, the cloud subscription suite for email and collaboration.Specifically, Microsoft said that Office 365 "net seat additions" grew five times compared with the same quarter last year, and that...
Microsoft says Office 365 adoption accelerating, but questions remain

Sony unveils an updated line of tablets and smartphones as it looks to refresh its lagging brand

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It’s no secret that Sony has had a rough road the past few years, but its new CEO Kazuo Hirai took the stage at IFA in Berlin today to talk about how he plans to lead the company out of its slump. Hirai said that Sony has to look at...
Sony unveils an updated line of tablets and smartphones as it looks to refresh its lagging brand

Wavii Shuts Down as It's Officially Acquired by Google

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Wavii, which aggregated and summarized news, has been bought by Google. News of the impending deal and its price (“more than $30 million”) had already been widely discussed following Business Insider and TechCrunch reports, so what’s interesting here is what happens to Wavii. And the answer? It’s being shut down. “While...
Wavii Shuts Down as It's Officially Acquired by Google
Virgin Mobile fails web security 101, leaves six million subscriber accounts wide open

Briefly: iPhone in opthamology, 1Password, Samsung purchase

www.electronista.com
A study by Atlanta's Emory University shows that the iPhone 3G is rated as a better opthamology picture display that conventional PC workstations. The testing focused on time-critical scenarios like a hospital emergency room. An assortment of 350 abnormal images of the eye were used, and the doctors queried assigned...
Briefly: iPhone in opthamology, 1Password, Samsung purchase

Chris Anderson calls for consortium to develop a standardized UAV platform

www.engadget.com
"If you're in this room, you're the best of the best," Chris Anderson addressed the audience with his customary flair for the dramatic. Complimentary, sure, but not without merit -- the former Wired editor-in-chief was speaking to a classroom full of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) developers, a number of...
Chris Anderson calls for consortium to develop a standardized UAV platform

Not Learning From ACTA: IPR Protection And Enforcement Seen As 'Less Difficult Issue' For TAFTA/TTIP

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Despite increasing calls for the imminent TAFTA/TTIP trade negotiations to be conducted as openly as possible, it seems likely that, as with ACTA and TPP, everything will be decided behind closed doors. That means the rest of us are forced to take our information about what is likely to...
Not Learning From ACTA: IPR Protection And Enforcement Seen As 'Less Difficult Issue' For TAFTA/TTIP

Ahead of Wii U Launch, Nintendo Shows "How U Will Play Next"

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Nintendo has finally kicked off the Wii U advertising campaign, just days before its new console hits store shelves — and still, most of its marketing efforts are centralized on social media channels. The company’s new commercial, which is available on Facebook and YouTube, shows off “How U Will Play...
Ahead of Wii U Launch, Nintendo Shows "How U Will Play Next"

Which is the Best Linux Distribution for your Desktop?

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Linux today comes in several different flavors or distros as they are known in Linux circles. Some Linux distributions are light-weight (they’ll run just fine on your old laptop), some are targeted at people who just want to try out Linux without replacing their main OS while other desktop...
Which is the Best Linux Distribution for your Desktop?
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