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The end of an era: Kodak kills its digital camera business, focuses on printing

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Struggling photography giant Kodak has announced it will stop making digital photo and video cameras, focusing on its printing business as it looks to “drive sustainable profitability through its most valuable business lines.” Kodak will cease production and stop selling all digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames...
The end of an era: Kodak kills its digital camera business, focuses on printing

Hulu Changes Deal For Advertisers: Now They Only Pay When Viewers Watch The Whole Ad

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This morning, at the Ad Age Digital Conference in NYC, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced a significant change in how the media company will charge its advertisers. Going forward, advertisers will only be charged based on a 100% completion rate. In other words, if viewers don’t watch the whole ad, it doesn’t...
Hulu Changes Deal For Advertisers: Now They Only Pay When Viewers Watch The Whole Ad

Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning

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A study of young people in Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and Maharashtra aims to encourage networks to improve education through mobile technologyGlobalisation, as defined by the rich, is a very nice thing, the former US president Jimmy Carter once reflected. "You're talking about the internet, you're talking about cell phones, you're...
Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning

Facebook rolling out lightbox photo viewer globally by end of week

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Facebook is rolling out its lightbox photo viewer to all 850 million of its users by the end of this week, according to a spokesperson for the company, who confirmed the deadline to VentureBeat in an e-mail. “The new photo viewer is rolling out to everyone on Facebook and...
Facebook rolling out lightbox photo viewer globally by end of week

The laser unprinter

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You’ve heard of laser printers — and now a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge in England have created a laser unprinter that can remove ink without damaging the paper.Despite both methods using lasers, their (un)printing approaches are fundamentally very different. In a laser printer, a laser is...
The laser unprinter

Is OS X Mountain Lion worth an upgrade? Totally

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People often talk about the timeless design of Porsche’s cars: on paper they might not have deviated too much from the original idea, but in reality they have added more oomph, more features, and newer technologies into the car. I suppose one could say the same about Apple’s OS...
Is OS X Mountain Lion worth an upgrade? Totally

Android open source could lose bundled browser, but Chromium will fill the gap

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Chrome for Android is, by virtually every measure, a step in the right direction for web browsing on Android devices — it works, looks, and feels better than the stock Android browser that it replaces. MG Siegler is making an interesting claim about the platform's transition to Chrome, though:...
Android open source could lose bundled browser, but Chromium will fill the gap
New Dell Ubuntu ultrabooks a step in the right direction for Linux support

Google TV Root Hack Allows For Hulu Streaming, Makes The Connected TV Platform Interesting Again

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Google TV launched a year and a half ago. The platform has gone nowhere since according to a recent survey. It relaunched late last year, which brought improved performance and a sweet search tool, but it’s still not worth your time. However, it’s finally getting a bit interesting thanks to...
Google TV Root Hack Allows For Hulu Streaming, Makes The Connected TV Platform Interesting Again
Everyme Launches Mobile App That Aims To Get Social Circles Right

Fly Or Die: Windows 8

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If you were only allowed to read one piece of tech news today, I’d bet you’d read up on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The beta became available today, though we were lucky enough to go hands-on with the OS for the past week or so, and people can’t...
Fly Or Die: Windows 8

TPP Text On Fair Use Leaks; US Proposals Are Really About Limiting Fair Use, Not Expanding It

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About a month ago, we were slightly encouraged by the public statement from the USTR that it was adding language to the TPP agreement that embraced "limitations and exceptions" to copyright law -- even as we believe that it's wrong to call fair use rights "limitations and exceptions" when they're...
TPP Text On Fair Use Leaks; US Proposals Are Really About Limiting Fair Use, Not Expanding It

Square is now rolling out to NY taxis with brand new, sexy hardware

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Paying for your taxi in NY isn’t one of the easiest things to do. Drivers often push for cash, and sometimes the shoddy built-in card scanners stop working mysteriously. What’s worse, you can only pay when you’re let out, which means you’re left frantically swiping your card while you obnoxiously...
Square is now rolling out to NY taxis with brand new, sexy hardware

Here Are The Top 10 Best Smartphones You Can Buy This Month (GOOG, AAPL, T, VZ)

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As we approach summer and the back-to-school shopping season, there's a big influx of powerful new smartphones out there. We updated our list of the best smartphones you can buy this month with some great new offerings. Plus we'll give you a hint at the devices that are just around...
Here Are The Top 10 Best Smartphones You Can Buy This Month (GOOG, AAPL, T, VZ)
Microsoft Open Sources Entity Framework

This Is The Smartest Thing Samsung Has Ever Done With An Android Phone

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When Samsung's new flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S III, launches in the U.S. in a few weeks, it'll be available on all four major carriers. But that's not the best news. This year, the Galaxy S III hardware will be the practically the same across all carriers. Before, Samsung's...
This Is The Smartest Thing Samsung Has Ever Done With An Android Phone

Don’t Delete Your Stupidity. Fix it. Facebook Rolls Out Comment Editing and Edit History

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One Less Talking Point For Google+. Facebook is now rolling out the ability to edit comments, but users will be able to see the full edit history of a thread. This is just one more feature that I really liked about Google+, since I could effectively live blog with it,...
Don’t Delete Your Stupidity. Fix it. Facebook Rolls Out Comment Editing and Edit History

Intel SSD 520 review roundup: too expensive

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The first reviews of the Intel SSD 520 were published today, giving us a good idea of whether or not Intel's latest solid-state drive deserves to find its way into your next laptop, HTPC or gaming rig. PC Perspective, Tech Report, AnandTech, Tom's Hardware, Hexus, Storage Review,The SSD Review,...
Intel SSD 520 review roundup: too expensive
New ZTE smartphone completes Nvidia’s silicon loop

The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate

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TNW has reported incrementally on the status of cybersecurity legislation in both houses of the US Congress since the moment the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) began its trek to becoming a household name. As you certainly know by now, CISPA passed the US House of Representatives. The Senate is...
The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate

Patent Office Releases Rules To Let Third Parties Provide Documents To Help Reject Patent Applications

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One of the big problems with the patent system is that it's not an adversarial process at all. You only have advocates for why a patent should be granted. No one is on the other side arguing why it shouldn't be. The examiner is supposed to be neutral, but actually...
Patent Office Releases Rules To Let Third Parties Provide Documents To Help Reject Patent Applications

Huawei Ascend P1 review: A step in the right direction

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The Huawei Ascend P1 can't quite compete against the best of the best, but it'll give a positive Android 4.0 boost to the brand's global image. [Read more]...
Huawei Ascend P1 review: A step in the right direction

Gmail for iOS updates with push notifications, send as and more

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After months of…well…sucking, it appears that Gmail for iOS is finally getting some of the attention that it so desperately needs. The latest update brings push notifications, the ability to “Send As” and persistant logins as well. Unfortunately it’s still lacking a number of the features that many of us...
Gmail for iOS updates with push notifications, send as and more

Facebook Would Like to Sell You a Mobile Ad

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iStockphoto A frequent refrain from the growing number of Facebook bears: The company doesn’t know how to make money on mobile, even even though its users spend a ton of time there. Here’s a small step in the right direction: Facebook will now let advertisers place messages on its mobile...
Facebook Would Like to Sell You a Mobile Ad

What the perfect social network for runners would look like

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If you’re anything like me, you need a bit of motivation to be able turn off the computer and get some fresh air. In a small moment of euphoria – or insanity, I’m not quite sure yet – I’ve decided to start running and improve my physique. Now due to...
What the perfect social network for runners would look like
Google debuts updated Chrome OS hardware, but it still looks weak

SpaceX value soars after successful mission to dock at ISS

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Company's shares jump from $10 to $20, valuing firm at $2.4bn and founder Elon Musk's stake in it at $1.6bnElon Musk has added another $1.4bn to his fortune after backing the first private company to successfully dock a spacecraft with the International Space Station.Musk's SpaceX company made history last month...
SpaceX value soars after successful mission to dock at ISS

Netflix to Comcast: Raising the cap is not enough

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Thought Netflix and Comcast would kiss and make up after the broadband provider announced today that it would raise its bandwidth cap from 250GB to 300GB per month? Think again. Here’s the statement a Netflix spokesperson s me via email: “Increasing the data cap is a small step in the...
Netflix to Comcast: Raising the cap is not enough

Gmail will soon be available in Welsh and ‘Latin American Spanish’

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Gmail will soon be available in Welsh and Latin American Spanish, Google’s email service announced on its blog today. The information was posted by Chris Yang, one of the company’s product managers in its Translator Toolkit team. According to Yang, the project was completed through Google Translator Toolkit, which boasts...
Gmail will soon be available in Welsh and ‘Latin American Spanish’
First new iPad photo samples show vastly improved camera
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?