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Apple woos chip design guru away from Samsung

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Former AMD chip designer Jim Mergard, a noted engineer of both desktop class and mobile processors, is said to have been hired Apple after working for a short time at Samsung....
Apple woos chip design guru away from Samsung
Non-profit ISP focused on privacy raises over $43,000 in one day
7 Black Friday deals for entrepreneurs and the enterprise

Bieber bummer: Pop icon's laptop stolen in Tacoma

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This certainly isn’t what Beliebing is all about, Tacoma. Justin Bieber performed in front of a raucous sold out crowd last night at the Tacoma Dome, but it appears that the 18-year-old pop star had his personal laptop, camera and some other “stuff” stolen afterward. Here’s what he posted on...
Bieber bummer: Pop icon's laptop stolen in Tacoma

Boston Globe knocks down paywall to jumpstart subscriptions

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For the next 12 days, readers can get free access to BostonGlobe.com by entering their email address. “The impetus for the free trial is getting the word out on new features, including the Boston Globe e-paper,” said Peter Doucette, Executive Director, Circulation Sales & Marketing. The e-paper is what is known...
Boston Globe knocks down paywall to jumpstart subscriptions

Twitter Suspends Tool That Momentarily Served as Anonymous Gossip HQ for the Tech Set

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(Screencap: Can’t Tweet This) Sometimes Betabeat comes up with some especially caustic zingers or insidery complaints that we know we can’t really tweet, and yet the urge to share them is painfully strong. Enter Can’t Tweet This, a Twitter anonymizer that–for a short time, anyway–allowed anyone to tweet anonymous missives,...
Twitter Suspends Tool That Momentarily Served as Anonymous Gossip HQ for the Tech Set

With dividend, Tim Cook thinks differently about Apple

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While playing the “Steve would never do that” game is seldom a great idea — it’s akin to calling yourself a fortune teller or a mind reader — it is fairly safe to say, based on his prior statements and declarations, that Steve Jobs chose a successor who is...
With dividend, Tim Cook thinks differently about Apple

Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0

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Quicksilver, the donation-ware utility app that aims to speed up a wide range of the things you do on your Mac, has finally made it out of beta – some ten years after it was first made available. The app is compatible with OS X 10.6 onwards. Quicksilver is best...
Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0

Apple Working on Standalone Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera?

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In Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder was quoted as saying that his desires for the future involved the reinvention of three industries: television, textbooks, and photography. With Apple's iBooks Textbooks initiative for the iPad underway and the company reportedly working on television from both hardware...
Apple Working on Standalone Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera?

Sean Francis' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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New Kickstarter Rules Make Sense In Principle, But Raise Big Questions In Practice Having been involved in the creation and success of a few high-profile Kickstarter projects myself, I had a vested interest in this piece. I love the ideology behind crowd-funding, and I've been following the evolution of the...
Sean Francis' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Taking the cloud to a higher altitude

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This sponsored post is produced by Matt Quinn, CTO of TIBCO. We’re well beyond any question about whether cloud computing is the future. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) paved the way for the idea that organizations can operate some of their most important systems in an on-premise or off-premise cloud. Small, medium and...
Taking the cloud to a higher altitude

New White House petition seeks to legitimize DDoS attacks

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This week, a petition was filed on the White House's "We the People" website that aims to legitimize the use of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) as a legitimate form of protest. “It is the equivalent of repeatedly hitting the refresh button on a webpage. It is, in that way,...
New White House petition seeks to legitimize DDoS attacks
Nexus 10 available November 13th starting at $399; hands-on photos and video

This badass Valve engineer built his own hybrid rocket engine and you can too

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Ben Krasnow, who lists himself as a Hacker Extraordinaire at video game company Valve, apparently decided to built a demonstration hybrid rocket engine in his free time. That, or Valve’s getting into the jetpack business. I’m secretly hoping for the latter (after all, aren’t they’re getting into the hardware game?), but...
This badass Valve engineer built his own hybrid rocket engine and you can too

After all-night hackathon, Facebook rings opening bell

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Can Facebook hold on to its hacker culture as it becomes a public company? In the buildup to the social network’s closely watched IPO today, the people who work at the company seem to be doing everything they can to stay true to their roots. After giving Mark Zuckerberg...
After all-night hackathon, Facebook rings opening bell

Indies Band Together For More Pay-What-You-Want

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For a short time, you can get five computer games for a dollar, or $10, or $100 if you wish. A group of independent game developers are selling the “Humble Indie Bundle” until Tuesday, May 11, allowing buyers to set their own price on the five-game package. The bundle includes...
Indies Band Together For More Pay-What-You-Want

After Trying To Make Bug Tracking Fun, PlayNicely To Enter The Deadpool

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PlayNice.ly, the UK startup that set out to make bug tracking fun, is to enter the deadpool. In an email sent out to users, the company has announced that it is shutting down the service in the New year, and in the meantime has released a data export tool so...
After Trying To Make Bug Tracking Fun, PlayNicely To Enter The Deadpool
Court officials: Apple v. Samsung jury has reached a verdict

Microsoft unveils new ‘Halo Infinity Multiplayer’ plan

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The UNSC Infinity starship will be the hub of the new Halo multiplayer experience, launching with Microsoft's Halo 4. Halo is the franchise that introduced many people to the power of multiplayer gaming, and Microsoft will attempt to make new strides with a new experience called “Halo Infinity Multiplayer,” launching...
Microsoft unveils new ‘Halo Infinity Multiplayer’ plan

Microsoft investigating issue with pen detection affecting subset of Surface Pro owners

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A key selling point for the Surface Pro is its inclusion of ‘pen’ technology, in that is ships with a pen, and can accept that form of input, granting users another method by which to interact with the device. Since the launch of the Surface Pro, Microsoft has already promised...
Microsoft investigating issue with pen detection affecting subset of Surface Pro owners

Anonymous Launches White House Petition Saying DDoS Should Be Recognized As A Valid Form Of Protest

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A few years back, we had an interesting discussion over whether or not distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) could be seen as a valid form of protest -- the modern equivalent of a "sit-in." There are significant similarities between a DDoS and a sit-in. And, we've seen at least...
Anonymous Launches White House Petition Saying DDoS Should Be Recognized As A Valid Form Of Protest

A Leak From The USA TODAY Shows How The Kindle Fire Is Blowing Away Other Android Tablets (AMZN, APPL)

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Here's an interesting look at how the platform wars are playing out across smartphones and tablets. GeekWire landed an internal slide from USA Today that lists how many times its application has been downloaded. USA Today has a wider, more geographically diverse readership than most other newspapers, giving us...
A Leak From The USA TODAY Shows How The Kindle Fire Is Blowing Away Other Android Tablets (AMZN, APPL)

BLU Studio 5.3 and Touch Book 7.0 hands-on

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You know handset vendors like Samsung, LG, HTC and Motorola. You've probably even heard that manufacturers such as Pantech, Sharp and Acer produce phones as well. But have you ever heard of BLU? If you haven't, don't worry -- you'd be in the ranks of the 99 percent. Calling...
BLU Studio 5.3 and Touch Book 7.0 hands-on

Why I’m really excited about the future of Web design

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In a relatively short time, the Web has evolved from its infancy of table-based layouts, blue hyperlinks and low res gifs into something every single designer should be proud of. This was once a dirty, gritty place — that grit will always be there — but now, as tech and...
Why I’m really excited about the future of Web design
William Shatner Calls Out Reddit For Ignoring 'Horrifically Racist' And 'Sexist' Posts

Apple Likely to Unveil "iPad Mini" at October 23 Event

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Render courtesy Martin Hajek October 10, the date on which Apple was rumored to be distributing invitations to a second fall product event, passed without a word from its Cupertino, Calif., HQ. The silence from the iconic tech company left some to wonder if it still plans to debut a...
Apple Likely to Unveil "iPad Mini" at October 23 Event

Zayn Malik's mum is hitting back at Twitter trolls

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Those who abuse the One Direction star had better take care. His mum is on the warpath and she is not the only defensive parentAs Twitter trolling continues to evolve, or devolve, there is a compelling argument for more sophisticated disciplinary measures than the good old "block and report". I...
Zayn Malik's mum is hitting back at Twitter trolls

How can the European Commission make life better for startups? It wants your ideas.

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The European Commission is looking to strengthen conditions for EU startups, and it has launched a consultation to collect views from the continent’s tech entrepreneurs about what its priorities should be. When it comes to embracing startups, the European Commission has come a long way in a short time. In...
How can the European Commission make life better for startups? It wants your ideas.

Former France Telecom CEO indicted over 35 suicides

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Former France Telecom chief executive Didier Lombard has been indicted by a court in Paris over allegations that he led a corporate culture of bullying and harassment that resulted in the suicide of at least 30 employees. Lombard, who ran the company between 2005 and 2010, was placed under formal...
Former France Telecom CEO indicted over 35 suicides

iON reveals Adventure and Air Pro 2 sports cameras, we go hands on

www.engadget.com
You may remember iON stepping out onto the action camera market back in spring, when we went hands on with the OG Air Pro. Fast forward to CES, and it's back with a brace of new cameras to capture your every move. First up is the iON Adventure, a...
iON reveals Adventure and Air Pro 2 sports cameras, we go hands on
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