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Regenerative medicine pioneer continues changing lives with first successful laryngotracheal implants

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Dr. Paolo Macchiarini is no stranger to world firsts, and less than a year after performing a synthetic windpipe transplant, the Karolinska Institute Professor has coordinated no less than two successful transplants of synthetic sections of larynx. Amazingly, both patients were able to breathe and talk normally straight after...
Regenerative medicine pioneer continues changing lives with first successful laryngotracheal implants

Extole turns regular customers into brand ambassadors, raises $10M

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Nearly every company has a social presence these days, but personal recommendations are often a more powerful way to boost sales. If you’ve never heard about a company before, but your friend has, you’ll likely trust her opinion over that of a complete stranger. But keeping track of how much...
Extole turns regular customers into brand ambassadors, raises $10M

Google bringing extra bytes to Hawkeye State with $300 million data center

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You're a multinational search company that has just rolled out a new cloud storage offering. You've also just given your millions and millions email users and extra 2.5GB of storage, free of charge. What do you do next? Build another data center. The big G has announced its intentions...
Google bringing extra bytes to Hawkeye State with $300 million data center
Airtime Launches A Video Chat Network That’s The New Place To Hangout Online

Visualized: Second-gen Samsung Series 9 gets torn down to its ultra-slim components

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Chances are you're no stranger to the Samsung Series 9 -- the first generation stood out for its slimness, and the most current version is an impressive 28 percent thinner. If you're wondering how those notebooks can be so dang skinny, your curiosity will be satisfied by Samsung's teardown...
Visualized: Second-gen Samsung Series 9 gets torn down to its ultra-slim components

Sony Rebrands Their PlayStation Suite, Reveals HTC As Their First Third-Party PlayStation Mobile Partner

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Sony is certainly no stranger to the mobile space — the recently-divorced Sony Mobile Communications branch has been announcing plenty of handsets lately, but the company has decided that their PlayStation-certified hardware efforts. Sony has just revealed that their first non-Sony hardware partner will be none other than HTC. Developing…...
Sony Rebrands Their PlayStation Suite, Reveals HTC As Their First Third-Party PlayStation Mobile Partner

Nokia Has Filed A Patent That Would Make Your Tattoo Vibrate Every Time Your Cell Phone Rings

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Hello, brave new world. Nokia may be working on an invention that would cause a tattoo to vibrate every time you get a call on your cell. The Finnish firm's filing with the US Patent Office describes tattooing, stamping, or spraying "ferromagnetic" material onto skin—or a fingernail—and linking it...
Nokia Has Filed A Patent That Would Make Your Tattoo Vibrate Every Time Your Cell Phone Rings
Google Drive Said To Launch Next Week, With 5GB Of Free Storage For All
'The Last of Us' E3 gameplay trailer blows our minds

Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)

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We interrupt our wall-to-wall laptop and Windows 8 coverage to bring you some news about... chips. Specifically, Intel's latest ultra low voltage chips, and new features they'll bring to Ultrabooks, in particular. Here at Chipzilla's Computex keynote, we just got a demo of a new security feature that causes...
Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)

Carl Icahn unloads his LightSquared debt, creditor talks trudge on

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Carl Icahn is no stranger in this field -- he's been caught tussling with Motorola and bidding Yahoo's board adieu in recent years -- and most recently, he's managed to get caught up in one of the bigger wireless whirlwinds this planet has ever seen. Just months after Icahn...
Carl Icahn unloads his LightSquared debt, creditor talks trudge on

Google bringing extra bytes to Buckeye State with $300 million data center

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You're a multinational search company that has just rolled out a new cloud storage offering. You've also just given your 350 email users and extra 2.5GB of storage, free of charge. What do you do next? Build another data center. The big G has announced its intentions to raise...
Google bringing extra bytes to Buckeye State with $300 million data center
Social Media Is Key for Marketers (But Not How You Might Think)

Apple selects TomTom as primary iOS 6 maps provider

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Been wondering exactly which data service is replacing Google as Apple's map provider? According to these leaked screenshots (shown above) from the iOS 6 developer beta running on an iPhone 4S, it appears to be TomTom. The company is no stranger to iOS, as its navigation app and car...
Apple selects TomTom as primary iOS 6 maps provider

Nexus Q app throws in voice-powered Magic 8 Ball mode

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No stranger to throwing in some extra, if not-that-functional, additions to its products, Google's new audio orb packs its own Easter egg -- a Magic 8 Ball mode. Tapping the Nexus Q's image in its companion Android app will throw up a new screen, offering voice input to take...
Nexus Q app throws in voice-powered Magic 8 Ball mode

Fashion-savvy Instagram users can turn their photos into a lookbook with 52Grams

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Instagram is certainly no stranger to the world of fashion. It’s been used by Burberry to unveil a new collection, it got a backstage pass to New York Fashion Week, and has even been used by a Brazilian designer for an entire fashion shoot. It comes as no surprise then, that...
Fashion-savvy Instagram users can turn their photos into a lookbook with 52Grams
Strange Bedfellows: Google, Paramount Ink Deal For New Digital Movie Rentals

Frommees: This startup creates physical keepsakes for digital content

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“Is this the next Web?” asked Frommees self-proclaimed ‘Founding Father’ Martin Brouns, holding aloft a small, coin-shaped piece of recycled plastic. “Is this technologically anything? It doesn’t have a QR code on it. It doesn’t have a chip in it, it’s just a little piece of plastic. But still…I think it’s...
Frommees: This startup creates physical keepsakes for digital content

VIA ARTiGO A1200 lets you roll your own miniscule, fanless PC

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Most ultra-compact, fanless PCs are intended for the embedded market -- that is, not for the proletariat to tinker with directly. VIA's no stranger to serving that crowd, but it's making a point of addressing home users who want this class of PC for DIY projects, like home media...
VIA ARTiGO A1200 lets you roll your own miniscule, fanless PC
Microsoft launches no holds barred anti-Google campaign [video]

TransferWise Raises $1.3M From Index, Others For The Next Disruption In Money Transfer: Crowdsourcing

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If you’ve ever had to transfer money from one currency to another, you know that it can be a frustratingly pricey business. Now a new company, TransferWise, has raised seed funding totaling $1.3 million to tackle that problem. TransferWise describes itself as the “Skype of money transfer” because it allows...
TransferWise Raises $1.3M From Index, Others For The Next Disruption In Money Transfer: Crowdsourcing

US Cellular, Alltel Wireless team up to launch 'U Prepaid' service in Walmart stores

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Good ol' Wally isn't a stranger when it comes to offering prepaid wireless goods within its shops, and now the retail giant's about to add yet another service to that carrier-packed inventory. Starting next month, US Cellular -- in partnership with Alltel Wireless -- will begin rolling out a...
US Cellular, Alltel Wireless team up to launch 'U Prepaid' service in Walmart stores

Facebook starts App Center beta, readies itself for paid web apps

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Facebook is no stranger to letting members use real money in web apps, but only for in-app purchases. Its new App Center on the web and in mobile versions will let you buy web apps that have an up-front cost to use rather than shoehorning you into a freemium...
Facebook starts App Center beta, readies itself for paid web apps

Layar lays the AR on thick with worldwide Stiktu app rollout

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Layar's no stranger to the AR game. The company's been acting as an enabler of sorts, putting its Player and Creator dev tools into the hands of the masses across iOS and Android for some time. Now, the outfit's making Stiktu -- a social app that attaches augmented reality...
Layar lays the AR on thick with worldwide Stiktu app rollout

Samsung Focus 2 for AT&T hands-on at CTIA 2012

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It's the first night of action at CTIA Wireless 2012, and we're not wasting any time finding the best of what New Orleans has to offer. To start things off properly, we got some time with the Samsung Focus 2, announced by AT&T earlier this morning as the latest...
Samsung Focus 2 for AT&T hands-on at CTIA 2012

Pirate Bay Simplifies Circumvention of ISP Blockades

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Within a few days, five of the largest UK Internet providers will all have to censor The Pirate Bay. Virgin and Orange have already implemented the block and the rest must follow before the end of May. The music companies who asked for the blockade hope it will decrease piracy...
Pirate Bay Simplifies Circumvention of ISP Blockades
Nokia’s Lumia 900 is the best $100 smartphone yet (review)

Tim Cook Is Doing What Steve Jobs Never Did -- Visiting China As Apple's CEO (AAPL)

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Tim Cook has been spotted in an Apple Store in Beijing's Xidan province, reports The Next Web. Cook isn't a stranger to the country -- Steve Jobs notably sent him there when trouble started brewing with Foxconn, but this marks the first time that an active Apple CEO has...
Tim Cook Is Doing What Steve Jobs Never Did -- Visiting China As Apple's CEO (AAPL)

iKamasutra: A Tale Of Sex, Love, And Apple App Store Rejection

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I’ve seen plenty of apps get yanked from Apple’s App Store in my day, but the news of an app called iKamasutra getting that same treatment really has me scratching my head. I won’t rehash the entire story, but here’s the gist of what happened: Apple pulled the iKamasutra from...
iKamasutra: A Tale Of Sex, Love, And Apple App Store Rejection
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