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The 5 best Windows 8 tablets and laptops you can buy today

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The clamshell laptop is finally joining the beige desktop in the museum of computer artifacts. The basic hinged design made its first appearance in a device called the Grid Compass way back in 1982, so no one can scoff at the clamshell's longevity. Nonetheless, times are finally changing, which...
The 5 best Windows 8 tablets and laptops you can buy today
Foursquare Explore Is Now A Search Tool Anyone Can Use, No Check-Ins Required

Would US Education Be Better If We Replaced Algebra Requirements With Stats & Logic?

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By now you may have heard about the NY Times article from over the weekend in which political science professor Andrew Hacker makes the somewhat contrarian suggestion that the US education system would function much better if we ditched algebra requirements. The whole article is worth reading, but the basic...
Would US Education Be Better If We Replaced Algebra Requirements With Stats & Logic?

Wireless charging platform Qi lands its second automaker

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The Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi charging technology will be making its way into Korean automaker Ssangyong’s future vehicles. Ssangyong isn’t revealing which car model it will embed the wireless charging surface in, but at Mobile World Congress this week the WPC is demonstrating how the technology will be implemented in...
Wireless charging platform Qi lands its second automaker

Too Tipsy (Or Too Lazy) For Metal Gear? Save Harry Is The Game For You

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Are you catching up on emails and the web after a couple blissful days (and a few beverages) during the Labor Day weekend? Has the extent of your keeping up on the news these past few days been reading tabloid dispatches of how the UK’s Prince Harry was recently caught...
Too Tipsy (Or Too Lazy) For Metal Gear? Save Harry Is The Game For You

How Apple's Genius manual can help you in love

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Though you might giggle and scoff at the rather stiff and controlling nature of the recently revealed Apple store guide, the good book can actually do a lot to aid successful loving relationships. [Read more]...
How Apple's Genius manual can help you in love

New iPhone 5 gives T-Mobile's MVNOs a network boost, but still no LTE

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Apple’s newly retooled iPhone 5 makes it easier not just for T-Mobile to deliver 3G service to the Apple aficionados among its customers, but also for its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partners. T-Mobile MVNO Solavei said on Wednesday it will fully support all of the HSPA+ radios in the...
New iPhone 5 gives T-Mobile's MVNOs a network boost, but still no LTE
9flats, The European Airbnb Competitor, Now Accepting Bitcoin Payments
Cloth catalogs your closet, tells you what to wear when it’s raining

Droid 4 gets first official update, better battery life and sluggishness fixes in tow

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A promised upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich this is not, but who are we to scoff at fresh software that improves battery life? Per Droid-Life that's exactly what Motorola has in store for the Droid 4 with its first official update -- née 6.13.219. Hitting the airwaves in the...
Droid 4 gets first official update, better battery life and sluggishness fixes in tow

Just Admit It, Groupon Haters--You're Wrong

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It's cool to hate Groupon. It's cool to snicker with tech friends and diss Groupon as a people-powered business that will "never make money" and will soon "go bankrupt." It's cool to scoff at Groupon's former grad student CEO Andrew Mason. And so on. It's so cool to hate...
Just Admit It, Groupon Haters--You're Wrong
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50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirting

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Digital dating is nothing to scoff at; it’s a big business, and it’s changed a lot of lives — mostly for the better. Yet, while dating has seen enormous progress during the Digital Era, there’s still a lot garbage out there, and the space is still mostly dominated by a...
50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirting

Review: Olloclip 3-in-One Photo Lens for iPhone 4 + 4S

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Though some people will scoff at the very idea of carrying a lens kit around for a point-and-shoot camera, Olloclip has done a really great job of making that easy. There’s only a single thing to toss into your pocket—a tiny black drawstring bag, which when opened reveals a...
Review: Olloclip 3-in-One Photo Lens for iPhone 4 + 4S

PS4 Eye promises to unlock your PlayStation at a glance, tips hat to Kinect

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Just finished watching Sony's "see the future" of PlayStation event? We hope you didn't blink, you might have missed a quick reveal of the next PlayStation Eye The optical sensor was overshadowed by the reveal of the DualShock 4, but it's nothing to scoff at -- the second generation...
PS4 Eye promises to unlock your PlayStation at a glance, tips hat to Kinect

Chrome 24 fixes two dozen bugs, promises to speed things up

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Google's latest browser update landed today with little fanfare from Mountain View -- just a tiny blog post proclaiming a faster, more stable Chrome. Diving into the build's change notes, however, reveal Flash updates, bug fixes and support for MathML. Not a lot in the way of consumer facing...
Chrome 24 fixes two dozen bugs, promises to speed things up

Dave Morin: Path to hit 3M users this week, will release iPad app this year

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The private social network Path, originally launched on iOS and now available also on Android, is set to hit 3 million users this week, says founder Dave Morin. The statement was reported by Emily Chang of Bloomberg TV, from the network’s News Maker Lunch event. Morin also went on to say...
Dave Morin: Path to hit 3M users this week, will release iPad app this year

comScore: Facebook’s uniques in the United States are slipping

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This can’t make Facebook investors feel too hot: According to comScore, Facebook is shedding monthly unique users in the United States. Users located in the States are more monetizable than users in other locales, making them more important on a 1:1 basis, from a revenue perspective. According to comScore, as...
comScore: Facebook’s uniques in the United States are slipping
How Apple could screw the U.S. wireless industry

Five Protective Cases for the iPhone 5

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Uh-oh. Is there a ScuffGate controversy brewing? The iPhone 5 went on sale just last Friday but already a number of owners have taken to the Web to complain about imperfections on their shiny new Apple device. (Not to mention the kerfuffle over the Maps application in iOS 6.) Belkin...
Five Protective Cases for the iPhone 5

Hands-on with the Pebble watch: A handy device with a lot of potential

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After several months of patient waiting, I finally received my Pebble in the mail a few weeks ago. This Pebble is not the kind that gets stuck in your shoe (hopefully). It's a brand-spankin'-new, Kickstarter-funded "smart watch"—an e-paper bracelet that connects to your iOS and Android devices, which means...
Hands-on with the Pebble watch: A handy device with a lot of potential
Good Deal: HP's brand-new Envy 4 and Envy 6 Ultrabooks for $399.99 and $499.99

Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market

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Hang around in the tech industry long enough and you or someone you know will be heard saying, “that’s so crazy it just might work.” Two years ago, if you’d told me that an open-source, P2P currency would soon be a thriving, billion-dollar market, I would’ve told you that you...
Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market
Why did a simple vibrator become a gold-plated USB flash drive?
Stream Nation and the hazy legality of "borrowing" online

Kabel Deutschland sets record with 4.7Gbps download speeds

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About a year ago, Arris teased a system capable of 4.5Gbps downloads, and while that technology was in the proof-of-concept phase last June, it's beginning to look more like a real possibility. German network provider Kabel Deutschland just notched a new download speed record using Arris' C4 CMTs and...
Kabel Deutschland sets record with 4.7Gbps download speeds

FCC set to release more spectrum to feed our need for Wi-Fi

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Getting a decent Wi-Fi connection out in the wild is getting harder as the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz airwaves become more crowded, but the Federal Communications Commission is feeling our pain. At CES 2013 Wednesday evening, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said the government is looking to open an additional...
FCC set to release more spectrum to feed our need for Wi-Fi

Samsung ready for 5G rollout in 2020, has reportedly pulled down 1Gbps in tests

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LTE might be all the rage right now, but next generation mobile technology is already in the works. According to Korea's Yonhap News Agency, Samsung has successfully tested its 5G platform, pulling down data at 1Gbps in recent tests. The company apparently needed 64 antenna elements to pull the...
Samsung ready for 5G rollout in 2020, has reportedly pulled down 1Gbps in tests

Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

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Nokia said today that it has agreed to purchase Novarra — a Chicago company that attempts to deliver a faster browsing experience for feature phones — for an undisclosed amount. I covered Novarra two years ago in a story about the rush of companies attempting to deliver a build once/run...
Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones
Kim Dotcom Boasts About Mega's First-Month Milestones
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