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Eurocom intros powerhouse Scorpius laptop, touts more video memory than most desktops

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Eurocom has carved out a strange but soft spot in our hearts for its desktop replacement-level laptops -- the insistence on overkill hardware leaves even the vaguely ultraportable Monster packing the kind of power reserved for larger-screened (if also much thinner) counterparts. Nowhere is that too-much-is-never-enough attitude truer than...
Eurocom intros powerhouse Scorpius laptop, touts more video memory than most desktops

Nokia 808 PureView now available stateside, $700 via Amazon

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Finnish phone purveyor Nokia has delivered on its promise to bring its flagship camera phone to US soil, with or without carriers' support. The company is offering up the PureView 808 on Amazon, complete with Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia Belle, for a cool $700 contract free. That's no...
Nokia 808 PureView now available stateside, $700 via Amazon

Here's How Larry Ellison Invented Cloud Computing (ORCL, N, CRM)

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Most of the time, Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff is credited with inventing the new cloud model for delivering software via the Web. But Larry Ellison, who once famously denounced the term "cloud computing," is now standing up to take credit for the concept, if not the currently fashionable term.  NetSuite CEO...
Here's How Larry Ellison Invented Cloud Computing (ORCL, N, CRM)
Steve Jobs used patents to pressure Bill Gates into 1997 investment in Apple
Cambrian shutter of doom becomes sucker of worms

Apps Marching: Even Dave Matthews Is an Angel Investor Now

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I care about your startup thiiiiis much. (Photo: Slog) Good news for tech bros who still have a soft spot for their jam band past: everyone's favorite musician from high school is now joining Justin Bieber and Will.i.am in the angel investor game. Dave Matthews has backed SpotTrot, an ecommerce...
Apps Marching: Even Dave Matthews Is an Angel Investor Now

Google brings Bletchley Park to its Cultural Institute (video)

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For an unsentimental Silicon Valley giant, Google does have a soft spot for Bletchley Park, the wartime home of Alan Turing and his codebreakers. Having previously donated $850,000 to help restore the site, which now houses the National Museum of Computing, Mountain View has now welcomed pictures and testimony...
Google brings Bletchley Park to its Cultural Institute (video)

How Lee Ryan's horsing around deprived the court of a comedy mistrial

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Blue singer Lee Ryan was all excited about being in court, so why did the judge ask him to stand down from a jury?Lost in Showbiz has always had a soft spot for Blue singer Lee Ryan, ever since he reacted to the 9/11 attacks by inquiring of an interviewer:...
How Lee Ryan's horsing around deprived the court of a comedy mistrial
Why Path May Be The Ultimate App For Google Glass

Android games console GameStick ends Kickstarter round with over six times its original goal

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GameStick, the tiny indie games console has come to the end of its run on Kickstarter and managed to raise more than six times its original goal. The company was aiming for $100,000 and has closed at $647,658. Not a bad round and one that appears to point toward support...
Android games console GameStick ends Kickstarter round with over six times its original goal

An Interview With Technology Review

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Technology Review was once MIT's alumni magazine. It's now "MIT's Magazine Of Innovation." Whatever they call it, I have a soft spot for this publication and agreed to sit for an interview with them last month. Here's the result. I talked mostly about the venture capital business, what ails it,...
An Interview With Technology Review

The SkateBack: Sheathing your iPhone in recycled skateboards is cool, but is it practical?

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As a child of the 80s, I have an intense soft spot for skateboards and skate culture, so an adhesive backing for your iPhone, made out of recycled skateboard material from real factories was something I just had to check out. The SkateBack is a new product of Grove, the...
The SkateBack: Sheathing your iPhone in recycled skateboards is cool, but is it practical?
Watch this: a quick preview of 'The Blue Umbrella,' Pixar's latest short film
Facebook takes its hackathon tour around the world

Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro for AT&T hands-on

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You can't blame us for having a bit of a soft spot for rugged devices. There's something comforting about knowing you can drop or drown your phone and it wont be any worse for wear. That's the reason we keep coming back to the Rugby series. Its specs dont...
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro for AT&T hands-on

Today is Record Store Day: visit your local music retailer for exclusive releases and in-store performances

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While we at The Verge love the digital world and all the convenience it entails, there's also a soft spot in our hearts for the retro and the physical. A Kindle will never feel or smell like a real book, nor will a digital download ever quite evoke the...
Today is Record Store Day: visit your local music retailer for exclusive releases and in-store performances

Microsoft resurrects Courier through Project Austin app for Windows 8, sparks nostalgia (video)

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Many who've been following Microsoft's tablet efforts for years will have a soft spot for the Courier, a creative-focused device axed because it didn't fit the Windows puzzle. However, it looks like you just can't keep a clever idea down. Developers at Microsoft have revived the dream through Project...
Microsoft resurrects Courier through Project Austin app for Windows 8, sparks nostalgia (video)

Mixtaping.FM does a good job of reimagining the mix-tape for the digital generation

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Despite the plethora of plus-points stemming from the dawn of the digital music era, it’s difficult not to hanker for the halcyon days of yore, when mix-tapes ruled the roost. I’m sure mix-tapes can’t have been as good as I remember them, but I know many people with a similar...
Mixtaping.FM does a good job of reimagining the mix-tape for the digital generation

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

It Is 2012 and Pregnant Women are Still Discriminated Against by VCs

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(technorati.com) Upon navigating to the front page of the New York Times website this weekend, we were happily surprised to discover that a piece about women in technology--one without a derisive tone or ignorant blanket statements--occupied the feature spot. "Nurturing a Baby and a Startup Business" chronicles the difficulties of juggling...
It Is 2012 and Pregnant Women are Still Discriminated Against by VCs

With $4.5B to Spend, Marissa Mayer Should Forget the Small Deals. She Needs a PayPal or a YouTube.

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Give Yahoo’s board credit for pulling one thing off: Naming Marissa Mayer as CEO has everyone rooting for Yahoo to win again. The Valley has always had a soft spot for Yahoo, the way it did for Palm. The halo managed to survive Carol Bartz, but it took a thrashing...
With $4.5B to Spend, Marissa Mayer Should Forget the Small Deals. She Needs a PayPal or a YouTube.
'Top Gun' will be available on 3D Blu-ray February 19th following six-day theatrical run

ZX Spectrum: even the Dexys guitarist was a fan.. and other memories

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From the banjo/guitarist in Dexys Midnight Runners to a Polish ship's electrician's child to people who now work for Google and others, the humble ZX Spectrum kicked off a life in computingAmong those who loved the ZX Spectrum: Barry (aka Kev) Adams, who was the banjo/guitar player for Dexy's Midnight...
ZX Spectrum: even the Dexys guitarist was a fan.. and other memories

New Video Releases For The Week Of April 6th, 2010

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It can be sometimes be hard to keep track of adding everything that you’ve seen to Flickchart, and movies have a tendency to leave your mind for one reason or another. To combat this, we’re starting a new weekly feature including all the notable DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix Instant Watch, and...
New Video Releases For The Week Of April 6th, 2010

U.K.'s rock 'em sock 'em robots--Combat Creatures--come to the U.S. this fall

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LAS VEGAS--You know what's hard to do? Stand out at CES, a several-mile wide convention area filled with loud noises and seizure-friendly visuals. Combat Creatures did just that, though, with their big arachnid legs, ultra-old-school sound effects, and refreshingly physical robot combat. Imagine taking Battlebots and throwing it in...
U.K.'s rock 'em sock 'em robots--Combat Creatures--come to the U.S. this fall

Startup guru Janis Machala named dean of Bellevue College continuing education program

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Janis Machala Janis Machala has worked as an advisor to startup companies in the Seattle area for as long as I’ve been covering the tech beat. (Nearly 15 years at this point). Now, Machala is taking on a new challenge as dean of Bellevue College’s Continuing Education program. Machala said...
Startup guru Janis Machala named dean of Bellevue College continuing education program
Meet Musical Toilet, the latest innovation in the "connected bathroom"

Ben Heck fashions a pocket computer with an Xbox Chatpad and Arduino Uno

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It's great to see Ben Heck focus his efforts of do-gooder projects like that foot-controlled wheelchair, but we'll always have a soft spot for the modfather's more nostalgic undertakings, like this BASIC pocket computer. Heck created the device for the latest episode of his web show, and if you're...
Ben Heck fashions a pocket computer with an Xbox Chatpad and Arduino Uno

Google Chairman talks Android, Maps and Apple

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Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt sat down for an AllThingsD talk last night with Walt Mossberg and, among other topics, not surprisingly discussed Android and his thoughts on Apple. Much of the talk centred around Schmidt’s thoughts on the Android-Apple platform fight, which he called “the defining fight in...
Google Chairman talks Android, Maps and Apple

How would you change the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1?

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We've got a big, no, massive soft-spot for the GX1 around these parts. It was being reviewed during this year's CES and our man behind the lens rapidly became the object of our envy. In fact the only thing that really made us wince when testing it was the...
How would you change the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1?
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