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Android in camouflage: How the military can utilize smartphone tech

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Android is still the smartphone platform of choice for the world’s consumers, but it may also be the ideal operating system for the world’s armies, navies and security agencies. The versatile, open – and free – OS already has most of the necessary pieces in place to power the most...
Android in camouflage: How the military can utilize smartphone tech

The "LTE-Advanced" silicon keeps coming: Altair has a new super-chip

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Altair Semiconductor is the latest silicon company to lay claim to an LTE-Advanced chip. In preparation for Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona, the Israeli vendor on Wednesday announced its latest-generation LTE silicon for USB dongles, mobile hotspots, smartphones and, eventually, gadgets in the internet of things. As I...
The "LTE-Advanced" silicon keeps coming: Altair has a new super-chip

PayPal expands presence in US retail stores with new Discover partnership

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PayPal already has a partnership with MasterCard in place that lets you use its debit cards in stores, but the company has now expanded that retail presence even further with a new deal it's struck with Discover. Starting sometime next year, that arrangement will let PayPal customers use their...
PayPal expands presence in US retail stores with new Discover partnership
If you think tech has changed, get a load of the new enterprise sales model

Hey Google, take control of Android already, will ya?

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Google’s “open” approach to Android has certainly helped build the platform’s user base: Android powers more than half of the world’s smartphones. Whether you love Android or hate it, it’s difficult to argue that this level of adoption is anything less than a success. Android debuted as a clunky operating...
Hey Google, take control of Android already, will ya?

Fisker electric Karma was pushed to market before it was ready

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Electric car startup Fisker Automotive pushed its long-delayed inaugural electric car to market before it was market-ready in order to try to meet government milestones for a loan, according to a former Fisker employee that left the company. Over the past few months, as hundreds of Fisker’s extended-range electric Karmas...
Fisker electric Karma was pushed to market before it was ready
Stoking the Fire: How Amazon will try to make cheap sexy

Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

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Barnes & Noble has announced that it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets, but the company is not getting out of the tablet market completely. Instead of building its own, Barnes & Noble will attempt to create a co-branded line of tablets with third-party manufacturers. The announcement does not affect...
Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners
Galaxy S II ICS update available in UK starting March 19th, subject to carrier testing
Android this week: Razr M Jelly Beaned; Wallet v. Isis; Nexus 7 refunds

To Boost Internal Innovation, Ericsson Thinks Inside The Boxes

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IdeaBoxes, that is. Here's how Hans Sandholt's system for organizing ideas could bring faster (and cheaper!) mobile phones--among other great products--to all of us. The central paradox of the wireless network industry is that super-fast data connections take lots of back-end hardware that must be slowly, painstakingly installed. Take...
To Boost Internal Innovation, Ericsson Thinks Inside The Boxes

Android this week: Chrome browser arrives; Transformer Prime reviewed; Android 4.0 updates planned

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After two weeks of using the Asus Transformer Prime, I’m convinced that it’s the best large Android tablet available today. That could surely change in the future; after all, the Prime is the only tablet that comes with Android 4.0 and uses a quad-core processor. Both of these features help...
Android this week: Chrome browser arrives; Transformer Prime reviewed; Android 4.0 updates planned

Apple Leaps to #6 in Latest Fortune 500 Rankings

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Fortune today released its annual "Fortune 500" list, a high-profile ranking of the largest companies in the United States ranked by revenue. In the new rankings, Apple has risen to #6 from its #17 spot in last year's rankings.Apple is bigger than ever -- the company cracked the Fortune 10...
Apple Leaps to #6 in Latest Fortune 500 Rankings

Is Android in the business world to stay?

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It's official, and it's been official for a while--Android is far and away the most popular smartphone OS in America. Ever since January 2011, when the platform surpassed RIM to take the top spot for the first time in comScore's monthly market share rankings, Google's operating system has continued...
Is Android in the business world to stay?
Samsung releases Android 4.0 ICS update for European Galaxy S II
iPhone 5 pre-orders break 2M in 24 hours, shattering iPhone 4S record

The definitive guide to BlackBerry Messenger revisited

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In any technology realm, change is a constant. We see not only new software programs frequently, but we also see hardware upgrades seemingly every year. For instance, RIM has dropped a new major model in each of the past three years, and we’ll likely see a further Bold update, beyond...
The definitive guide to BlackBerry Messenger revisited

2014 Ford Fiesta gets MyFord Touch, smarter Sync voice commands

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For all of Ford's emphasis on Sync, it's hard to deny that Fiesta drivers usually sit on the bottom rung of the automaker's technology ladder when they're denied MyFord Touch and the related perks of larger vehicles. Pick up the keys to a higher-spec 2014 Fiesta, however, and you'll...
2014 Ford Fiesta gets MyFord Touch, smarter Sync voice commands

Meet Mountain Lion: The Latest Mac OS

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Apple today took the wraps off a preview version of the next version of its Mac operating system software. Its name is Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and it will be available this summer. Among the headline features are deep integration with Apple’s iCloud service, and with Twitter. And...
Meet Mountain Lion: The Latest Mac OS

Google's Nexus 7: the Lexus of seven-inch tablets | Dan Gillmor

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With the Nexus 7, Google has a winner in both hardware and software. But it isn't yet going head-to-head with Apple's iPadGoogle's new tablet, dubbed the Nexus 7, goes after a huge competitor whose company name starts with "A" – but that company is Amazon, not Apple.The device, announced Wednesday...
Google's Nexus 7: the Lexus of seven-inch tablets | Dan Gillmor

Yves Behar: Connectedness is what design does best

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How important is design for this age of connectedness? Connecting the world is what design does best, said Yves Behar, speaking at the GigaOM Roadmap 2012 event on Monday. Behar, the CEO of fuseproject and CCO of Jawbone noted that “disconnected products in marketing and execution is what people hate....
Yves Behar: Connectedness is what design does best

911 tech that locates cell phone users in buildings ready to go

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The Federal Communications Commission today authorized the maker of an enhanced 911 technology to begin commercial operations despite claims that the system will interfere with wireless Internet Service Providers and smart grid applications. A company called NextNav and its subsidiary, Progeny, makes a system designed to more accurately locate...
911 tech that locates cell phone users in buildings ready to go
Maximized performance: Comparing the effects of Hyper-Threading, software updates

Microsoft's Sneaky Tablet Tax (MSFT)

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Here's a great example of how Microsoft's huge, profitable enterprise business is hobbling it in new areas like tablets. Microsoft has finally revealed how enterprises will be able to take care of Windows RT tablets, should they want to buy a fleet of the new touchscreen devices for their employees. It's...
Microsoft's Sneaky Tablet Tax (MSFT)
Wikimedia Foundation raises $25 million in record time

[Infographic] Why Software Users Upgrade - And Why They Don't

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Upgrading applications when prompted may seem like a no-brainer, but joint research funded by Microsoft's Skype, security vendor Symantec and GPS maker TomTom released on Monday found that nearly half of Americans polled don't bother. International Technology Upgrade Week Granted, the findings (see below for Infographic)justify "International Technology Upgrade Week"...
[Infographic] Why Software Users Upgrade - And Why They Don't

Apple's Really Exciting Event Isn't Until September (AAPL)

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Apple has a huge event going on today. WWDC is the conference where it reveals new software features and teaches developers how to use them. At its core, Apple is a software company. The software that powers Macs, iPhones, and iPads is what makes Apple better than Microsoft or Google....
Apple's Really Exciting Event Isn't Until September (AAPL)
BlackBerry Messenger 7 exits beta, Wi-Fi calling now available to all
Nest partners with power companies to save you energy (and money)

Apple reportedly looking at Waze for mobile maps fix

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Placebase, Poly9, C3 Technologies and … Waze? The mobile navigation app with a social twist has a big following of its own with roughly 30 million users worldwide. But a report says that Apple is also in hot pursuit and looking to add the company to its stable of acquired...
Apple reportedly looking at Waze for mobile maps fix
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