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HTC Sense 4 review

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Over the last year, HTC has established a reputation for fragmenting its proprietary Sense UI even within the same version of Android. Why, Gingerbread alone is the foundation for at least three different iterations (2.1, 3.0 and 3.5) of the firmware. The bump to Ice Cream Sandwich is no...
HTC Sense 4 review

Friday: A Personal Assistant That Remembers What You’ve Done

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In the spirit of connecting your phone’s activity to the cloud, a trend that has inspired one of this week’s more interesting launches, Phonedeck, there now comes another application that wants to automatically track your activity in order to provide a history of your communications, additional analysis, and even a...
Friday: A Personal Assistant That Remembers What You’ve Done
Lumia 900 review
Collected Videos of Late Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs at D, Now Free on iTunes

Follow one designer as he strips branded objects to their most basic form

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Today, brands envelop our lives more than ever before. Every shirt, pen, book, lamp, car, plane, etc. has been branded. There’s no way to possibly avoid the logo types, color schemes, symbols or slogans anymore. This is why a project by branding, design, and communications strategist Andrew Miller caught my attention. Brand...
Follow one designer as he strips branded objects to their most basic form

Former IT salesman: 'In part I blame the American mindset that took hold' | Joris Luyendijk

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Joris talks to an expert in banking systems about the competitive spirit – and the time when he thought he was doing good• This monologue is part of a series in which people across the financial sector speak about their working lives"We need to talk about the huge risks banks...
Former IT salesman: 'In part I blame the American mindset that took hold' | Joris Luyendijk

Konka Falcon 3G hands-on

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It wouldn't be MWC without us spotting a phone manufacturer that's blatantly channeling the design spirit of another. You may remember Konka's appearances at trade shows past, but this year its new (but not completely finished) Falcon device was on the showfloor in Froyo and Gingerbread forms. Both white...
Konka Falcon 3G hands-on

Breaking: Yahoo Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement

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More to come, but here it is. Said Yahoo: “Yahoo! has invested substantial resources in research and development through the years, which has resulted in numerous patented inventions of technology that other companies have licensed. These technologies are the foundation of our business that engages over 700 million monthly unique...
Breaking: Yahoo Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement

Five ways to build prospect trust in one meeting

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This post is sponsored by Citrix GoToMeeting. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. It’s happened to everyone who sells for a living: You meet with a prospective client to show them the goods. Then you meet with them again. And again. But they still won’t pull...
Five ways to build prospect trust in one meeting

Remember the app developing 6th grader from #TEDx? See what he’s up to now

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Last November, we posted an amazing TED Talk given by an app developing, entrepreneurial 6th grader named Thomas Suarez. Suarez, who’s not even old enough to have a Facebook account, has been fascinated by computers and technology since before kindergarten. He’s established his own company, CarrotCorp, has made two iOS apps that...
Remember the app developing 6th grader from #TEDx? See what he’s up to now

Yahoo sues Facebook after failing to privately resolve patent infringement complaint

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Internet giant Yahoo has sued Facebook for infringing on some of its internet technology patents, reports Kara Swisher at All Things D. There are few details as of yet, but Swisher posts this statement from Yahoo about the suit, which involves 10 or more patents. Yahoo! has invested substantial resources...
Yahoo sues Facebook after failing to privately resolve patent infringement complaint
Encyclopaedia Britannica wiped out by Wikipedia, selling final print edition

500px’s Terms Of Service Are Kind Of Awesome

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Your access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside the control of the company. The company reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the...
500px’s Terms Of Service Are Kind Of Awesome

Google I/O: input/output game promotes its dev conference, wastes your coffee break

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Google's latest time-sink is apparently inspired by "the spirit of innovation" shown at its annual I/O developer conference -- while not-to-subtly promoting it at the same time. The HTML5 game offers a blank canvas for you to clog up experiment with sliders, swingers and flippers, with the largely unimportant...
Google I/O: input/output game promotes its dev conference, wastes your coffee break
Tales from the Trenches: GitHub
The Mozilla Marketplace is officially open for HTML5 app submissions

Google commissions 6 developers to hack on its Hangouts API for 2 weeks

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After releasing an update to its Hangouts API, the Google+ team is quite eager to see what developers are planning to do with it. They’re so eager, in fact, that they are actually commissioning 6 developers, “from agencies like The Barbarian Group to independent developers like Eyebeam alum Aaron Meyers teamed up with OKFocus” to experiment with the...
Google commissions 6 developers to hack on its Hangouts API for 2 weeks

Office 15 intro clip promises cloud-based, anti-Google platform

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As it turns out, Microsoft has more than a Metro-inspired interface refresh planned for its Office product. No, Microsoft appears to have plans to blend its Office suite’s online, and offline versions into one, creating a single platform for all places, and all times. It’s as anti-Google Docs as I...
Office 15 intro clip promises cloud-based, anti-Google platform

Nokia’s tablet plans make it plain that Apple rules the market

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By now you must have heard the news that Nokia is reportedly set to build a Windows 8 tablet. Not that this is a surprise, it isn’t, but a single fact from that recent rumor caught our eye: production numbers. Just in case you’ve been sleeping, the device is supposed...
Nokia’s tablet plans make it plain that Apple rules the market

Post-SOPA surprise: Common ground for tech, big media

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For some of the parties that clashed on on the controversial antipiracy legislation, a spirit of cooperation may be setting in. But is it too fragile to last? [Read more]...
Post-SOPA surprise: Common ground for tech, big media
AT&T fails to reach terms with workers union
Android made Java-free thanks to 'XobotOS' project, but what are the legal implications?

House Oversight Committee taps WordPress for new site to promote transparency

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Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and one of the wealthiest members of Congress, has just announced a new website on Twitter:  Oversight.House.Gov. The site is well worth exploring, from both technological, and governmental perspectives. From the technical angle, it’s a WordPress site, something that Issa is...
House Oversight Committee taps WordPress for new site to promote transparency

Wayne Rooney scores a Twitter own goal

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Wayne Rooney's 'Twitter advert' goes against the whole spirit of the platform and has understandably angered his fans, even in his finest hour, writes Emma Barnett....
Wayne Rooney scores a Twitter own goal
Apple to host free events at two NYC stores for Tribeca Film Festival

The best commenters on Comment is free: full rundown | Open thread

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OK, this is one pointless, unscientific list that doesn't actually exist – unlike the 'Twitter 100' – but let us know your top fiveHere on Comment is free we're always up for a brief flick through a "top 100" list. So of course the Independent's Twitter 100, topped by Sir...
The best commenters on Comment is free: full rundown | Open thread

Paper for iPad shows us what the Microsoft Courier could have been [video]

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In late 2009, a tablet concept in development at Microsoft set tech blogs aflutter. The device was code-named “Courier,” and it consisted of two connected touchscreens that folded open like a book. The slate was seen as a fantastic product that could serve as a digital notebook on top...
Paper for iPad shows us what the Microsoft Courier could have been [video]

Cisco CloudVerse opens a new world of cloud computing possibilities

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This sponsored post is brought to you by Cisco. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. For businesses that wish to embrace cloud technology in order to simplify their operations, provide a forum for project collaboration, and operate on a secure platform, the Cisco CloudVerse aims to...
Cisco CloudVerse opens a new world of cloud computing possibilities

Congress Plays See-No-Evil, Pretend-There's-No-Evil, Let-The-Evil-Continue With NSA Domestic Spying

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We're still completely perplexed at how anyone in Congress could recognize that the NSA has refused to tell Congress how often it's violated the privacy of Americans without a warrant under the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) -- and then still vote to renew it. What kind of "oversight" is that?...
Congress Plays See-No-Evil, Pretend-There's-No-Evil, Let-The-Evil-Continue With NSA Domestic Spying

Lego-like church perfect for Brick Testament

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Can anything rouse the spirit more than a 65-foot-tall church built of Lego-esque bricks? [Read more]...
Lego-like church perfect for Brick Testament
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