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Xi3 goes the crowdfunding route for future X3A, X7A modular PCs (video)

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Xi3 has been one of the more inventive PC builders in the field, designing its Modular Computers in the belief that small, more upgradable desktops are the way of the future. The company is planning two new systems to further that dream, the X3A and X7A, but it wants...
Xi3 goes the crowdfunding route for future X3A, X7A modular PCs (video)

Twitter founders create Branch and Medium to keep the conversations, collections flowing

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If you've ever been so embroiled in a chat or sharing splurge that you've been told to "take it off of Twitter," you now can -- sort of. Twitter co-creators Biz Stone and Ev Williams have launched Branch and Medium, two companion services that (naturally) use a Twitter sign-in...
Twitter founders create Branch and Medium to keep the conversations, collections flowing

Happy birthday, Intel -- celebrate like the rock star you are

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Any idea what was going down in 1968? Preparations for Woodstock. Oh, and the birth of Intel -- a giant of a company that somehow raked in $2.8 billion in its Q2 earnings yesterday. We're guessing it'll find a way to splurge a bit to celebrate yet another year...
Happy birthday, Intel -- celebrate like the rock star you are

What, Me Worry? Google Finally Reacts to AppSung Verdict

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Google — which went curiously silent on Friday after a blockbuster court win by rival Apple against its Android partner Samsung — finally found its voice today by releasing a statement about the patent infringement verdict. “The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the...
What, Me Worry? Google Finally Reacts to AppSung Verdict

On Parenting: Joan And Melissa Rivers

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On reality TV, mother-daughter duo Joan and Melissa Rivers live together in Los Angeles with Melissa's 10-year-old son Cooper, which is an ideal fishbowl to observe two loud and highly-opinionated moms share space. ("I am constantly critiquing Melissa and am never happy," Joan told the Huffington Post about how her...
On Parenting: Joan And Melissa Rivers

Microsoft to spend stupid amounts on foisting Windows 8 on world

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Microsoft is going to splurge more than $1.5 billion on marketing Windows 8, which launches on October 26. That makes it the largest product launch in history, dwarfing the trifling $200 million dollars it spent to push Windows 95. [Source: Forbes]...
Microsoft to spend stupid amounts on foisting Windows 8 on world

Matias Quiet Pro review: a mechanical keyboard with less clickety-clack

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Keyboards aren't always high on the list of considerations for folks buying a new computer or looking to upgrade an old one. Some may be more likely to splurge on a high-end monitor, or cram in as much RAM as possible. For this writer, though, the keyboard is one...
Matias Quiet Pro review: a mechanical keyboard with less clickety-clack

$99 Xbox: Microsoft's killer move

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Microsoft won't confirm if it will indeed sell its Xbox for $99 plus a subscription fee. If it did, it could upend the race to dominate the living room. FORTUNE -- Since the Magnavox Odyssey sold for $75 in the late 1970s -- the equivalent of $230 and change today...
$99 Xbox: Microsoft's killer move

iMac goes steampunk

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Filed under: iMac Brian Chen over at Wired came across this sweet Victorian iMac mod. If you're a steampunk fan, it's a must have. The owner of Old Time Computer makes all the covers by hand. This iMac's cover is hand crafted oak with brass and gold trim accents. A...
iMac goes steampunk

What Businesses Can Learn From Romney's $120,000 Twitter Splurge

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On Thursday, Aug. 30, the same day Mitt Romney delivered his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, two topics skyrocketed to the top of Twitter trends, the real-time ranking of what the network's 500 million users are buzzing about. Topping the list, right up there with Jersey Shore, was...
What Businesses Can Learn From Romney's $120,000 Twitter Splurge
Social: Online Social Habits Expose Your Thanksgiving Binge and Splurge Pattern

Eskuché intros Control v2 and 45v2 headphones, melds '70s chic with 2012 tech for iOS listeners

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Sound quality matters most for headphones, but we won't lie: we've got a soft spot for a slick design. Eskuché is undoubtedly trying to play that opening like a fiddle with its just-launched Control v2 (left) and 45v2 (right) sets. Both evoke the feel of vintage studio monitors through...
Eskuché intros Control v2 and 45v2 headphones, melds '70s chic with 2012 tech for iOS listeners

Western Digital MyBook VelociRaptor Duo: Thunderbolt, 2TB capacity, and a whopping $900 price tag

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If you fancy Western Digital's MyBook Tunderbolt Duo, the outfit has just announced a new external storage offering that also sports the aforementioned connection. The MyBook VelociRaptor Duo packs two 1TB 10,000 RPM WD drives that carry the same prehistoric moniker -- as the name suggests (in both cases)....
Western Digital MyBook VelociRaptor Duo: Thunderbolt, 2TB capacity, and a whopping $900 price tag
Mobile Revenues Surging for Companies Like One Kings Lane While Traditional Ecommerce Remains Clueless

Fujitsu's Wandant dog pedometer tracks your pet's moves, uploads them to the cloud

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There's a whole host of techy tools that will let you log your 10k personal best, and break down your splits into minute detail, but what about poor old Rover? Fujistu spotted this gap, and created Wandant -- a sensor-laden neck tag for dogs complete with cloud-based service for...
Fujitsu's Wandant dog pedometer tracks your pet's moves, uploads them to the cloud

HP Envy 14 Spectre review

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In a previous life, the HP Envy 14 was a laptop's laptop: a 5.69-pound slugger with an optical drive, discrete AMD graphics and a battery that couldn't last four hours in our battery rundown test. That notebook -- one of our favorites in the 2010-2011 year -- met its...
HP Envy 14 Spectre review

Google Play carrier billing goes live for impulse buyers on Verizon

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Google gave the broadest of targets when it said Google Play carrier billing would reach Verizon in the "coming weeks" -- those last two words are often hints from companies that we shouldn't hold our breath. Call us surprised, then, when Google quietly takes the option live two weeks...
Google Play carrier billing goes live for impulse buyers on Verizon

Slickdeals' best in tech for March 6th: Canon EOS Rebel T4i and 3TB Seagate external hard drive

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Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll want to act fast, though, as many of these offerings won't stick around...
Slickdeals' best in tech for March 6th: Canon EOS Rebel T4i and 3TB Seagate external hard drive

AT&T's Year-Old Nokia Lumia 900 Finally Gets A Taste Of Windows Phone 7.8

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AT&T customers who took the plunge on Nokia’s Lumia 900 have had to sit idly by and watch Windows Phone 8 supercede the software loaded on their own devices, but they’ll soon be able to experience at least part of what WP8 brings to the table. Nokia announced earlier today...
AT&T's Year-Old Nokia Lumia 900 Finally Gets A Taste Of Windows Phone 7.8
Zuckerberg to employees: Stock price drop has been "painful" to watch

What a Girl Wants: More Mobile Shopping, Survey Says [STATS]

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Mobile shopping company miBuys conducted a survey of 1,600 women on mobile phones and found that the overwhelming majority of them were open to more mobile marketing and mobile shopping.These respondents love using the mobile web overall, this study shows; 94% said they even use their phones to surf...
What a Girl Wants: More Mobile Shopping, Survey Says [STATS]

The Main Reason That Facebook Bought Instagram

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The Main Reason That Facebook Bought Instagram

ICANN shows the full generic TLD application list, Google's bidding splurge

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ICANN told us that June 13th was the golden day that we'd get to see all of the initial applications for generic top-level domains (gTLDs), and the full list has surfaced on cue. The early roster shows a lot of competition for certain domains -- we're seeing a baker's...
ICANN shows the full generic TLD application list, Google's bidding splurge

Gameloft cuts many game prices to 99 cents, wants screen time on your gift phone

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More than a few of us are getting phones and tablets as gifts this year, and Gameloft wants to be there the moment we're hunting for new apps to feed our devices. Accordingly, the developer has slashed the price on many of its recent games to 99 cents during...
Gameloft cuts many game prices to 99 cents, wants screen time on your gift phone

Sony NEX-6 review: it's the whole package, for just shy of a grand

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Sony had a lot to show off just before we hopped aboard a flight to Photokina. The A99 was a lightweight bargain of a full-frame DSLR, the Cyber-shot RX1 was the most powerful compact we'd ever seen and the 16.1-megapixel NEX-6 was one of the finest mirrorless models of...
Sony NEX-6 review: it's the whole package, for just shy of a grand
Haute render: $900, custom 3D printed shoes are your next splurge

Five tools to take your recipe file digital

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My recipe file — a giant turquoise file folder that’s about to burst — is both an eyesore and an impediment in my quest to create a paperless home. So I recently decided to digitize it. My goal was to create something easily searchable but also, hopefully, fun to browse...
Five tools to take your recipe file digital

Tips for Facebook millionaires

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Congratulations, you're officially rich. But before you splurge on a winter getaway in Aspen or some sporty wheels, take a breath. CNET's Sumi Das speaks to a financial expert who says the best thing to do is follow three simple steps. [Read more]...
Tips for Facebook millionaires
Why Oracle is not buying HP: It's still about the software to Larry
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