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Florida Gators Implicated as not just SEC Villains, but Possibly Rank Music Theives

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Gross. (Photo: flickr.com/Chris Breeze) Everyone knows that America’s youths just love pirating music. However, as in all things, there must be a winner, someone whose devotion goes above and beyond, a town that pulls together to reach number one. And so–drum roll, please!–CNET has a list of the metro areas...
Florida Gators Implicated as not just SEC Villains, but Possibly Rank Music Theives

Surprise, Surprise: Amazon Doesn't Say How Many Kindle Fires It Sold

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Amazon is notorious for sharing very little information about how its products and business units perform. Its new Kindle Fire tablet is no different. Amazon just reported its fourth quarter financial results, and, shocking no one, it doesn't disclose how many Kindle Fire tablets it sold. Or even how many...
Surprise, Surprise: Amazon Doesn't Say How Many Kindle Fires It Sold

Google reportedly in negotiations with music labels to launch streaming service

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Surprise, surprise: Apple isn't the only company that's rumored to be developing a music streaming service. According to Financial Times, Google is working to augment its current download store with a streaming service that could take on the likes of Spotify, Slacker and Nokia Music. The outlet's sources suggest...
Google reportedly in negotiations with music labels to launch streaming service
Microsoft, seriously, just give us a 'Metro' replacement already

Snapchat Users Annoyed by Sexts--When They Come from Naked Spammers

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Not us. (Photo: Naked Security) Welcome to the big leagues, Snapchat! This week the photo-sharing app experienced a startup Bar Mitzvah, of sorts, when it was inundated with its first major spam attack. Unsuspecting users received an explicit snap from someone calling herself named “Honey.Crush9,” inviting them to a sexy Skype conversation....
Snapchat Users Annoyed by Sexts--When They Come from Naked Spammers

Facebook phone number lookups now limited, but you should still tweak this privacy setting

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Facebook says it has patched a security hole related to a little-known phone number search within Facebook. Specifically, the social network now limits the number of phone number lookups that any given IP address can perform on Facebook. Last Friday, independent security researcher Suriya Prakesh published a blog post...
Facebook phone number lookups now limited, but you should still tweak this privacy setting
Microsoft Is Basically Screwed In The Tablet Sector, IDC Says

LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on

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Well, we're finally getting a look at the US edition of LG's Optimus G and surprise, surprise, it's not that terribly different from the version we got to play with in both Korea and NYC last month. We're still looking at that stunning 4.7-inch 1280x768 True HD IPS PLUS...
LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on
Microsoft announces Surface: a sleek Windows 8 tablet with killer accessories

Report: Free app downloads from Google Play are 10 times higher than the Amazon Appstore in the US

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The number of device installs for free apps in the Google Play store is over ten times bigger than the Amazon Appstore in the United States, according to new research conducted by Distimo. The mobile app store analytics company found that the top 200 free apps in the Amazon Appstore...
Report: Free app downloads from Google Play are 10 times higher than the Amazon Appstore in the US

Lumia 900 owner vents Windows Phone 8 frustrations, Stephen Elop responds

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If you've been following our Windows Phone 8 coverage today, you know that anybody who buys a Windows Phone today will not be able to upgrade to WP8 when it ships this fall. If you were an early adopter that's not such a bad deal, but if you bought...
Lumia 900 owner vents Windows Phone 8 frustrations, Stephen Elop responds

Of Goats and Men: Surprise, Surprise. FBI Official Story Of Anthrax Mailings "Impossible" According To Army Microbiologist

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Of Goats and Men: Surprise, Surprise. FBI Official Story Of Anthrax Mailings "Impossible" According To Army Microbiologist

Analytics Outfit Socialbakers Scores $6 Million

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Social analytics company SocialBakers announced a new round of funding on Monday, adding another $6 million to the company’s coffers. The latest funding round comes courtesy of Earlybird Venture Capital, which led Socialbakers’ previous $2 million round, as well as Index Ventures, which led this the most recent fundraising effort....
Analytics Outfit Socialbakers Scores $6 Million

Hands-on with Madden 13 at E3: suddenly relevant again

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Surprise, surprise: new technologies and one of the best uses of the Kinect I've ever seen made Madden one of the stars of the show. Moreover, it's a killer app for the Kinect. [Read more]...
Hands-on with Madden 13 at E3: suddenly relevant again

Google I/O sensors will detect motion and generate data for real-time visualization

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While there will be no shortage of smartphone-equipped developers and media recording the goings-on at the Google I/O developer conference later this week, Google plans on conducting its own experiments. To get the most out of its developer conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco later this week, it...
Google I/O sensors will detect motion and generate data for real-time visualization
DRM be damned: how to protect your Amazon e-books from being deleted
Surprise, surprise: Sony drops OnLive Blu-ray support after purchashing Gaikai

CloudOn launching its iOS, Android tablet apps in 16 more countries, Office hounds rejoice

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Surprise, surprise, CloudOn has just opened a fresh can of tablet-friendly Office and is getting ready to deliver it outside of the US, UK and Canada for the first time in its relatively short history. The cloud-based service announced it's now launching its iOS and Android applications in 16...
CloudOn launching its iOS, Android tablet apps in 16 more countries, Office hounds rejoice
'Nobody Will Find Out' Is a Thing Corporate Criminals Actually Email Each Other

Instagram Launches A Web Feed So You Can View Friends' Photos Online, Not Just On Your Phone

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But don't hold your breath: Web photo uploads aren't coming. Instagram has just launched a new desktop feature that lets you see all your friends' photos online the same way you see them on your phone. The feature is one Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom says the company has "been...
Instagram Launches A Web Feed So You Can View Friends' Photos Online, Not Just On Your Phone

First Look at Xbox One

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First Look at Xbox One: While everyone else was scrambling to get stories written as quickly as possible following the Xbox One unveiling, Wired's Peter Rubin got the "exclusive" early look. And Wired's presentation is quite nice. I'm still not sure what to think of the new Xbox. Certainly, Microsoft did...
First Look at Xbox One

Apple announces dividend and share repurchase program for 2012, expects to spend $45 billion over three years

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Surprise, surprise -- Apple just let the cat out of it's own bag. In right around a half-hour, the company will officially unwrap plans to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program commencing later this year. 'Course, analysts have been clamoring for such an announcement for quite some time,...
Apple announces dividend and share repurchase program for 2012, expects to spend $45 billion over three years

What Yelp Has to Say For Itself

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Local business review site Yelp held a press phone call this morning to discuss major changes it's making to its site and business. Faced with class action lawsuits by business owners alleging they've been extorted by Yelp, the service has decided to make filtered-out reviews publicly visible and has removed...
What Yelp Has to Say For Itself

Google announces $299 Nexus 4 smartphone and $399 Nexus 10 tablet

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Surprise, surprise. It looks like Hurricane Sandy can’t hold Google (GOOG) down, as the company has just gone ahead and unveiled the Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet even though its press conference was canceled. Nexus 4 specs include a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display with 1,280 x 768-pixel...
Google announces $299 Nexus 4 smartphone and $399 Nexus 10 tablet

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 land stateside on AT&T's 4G LTE network

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Surprise, surprise -- well, not really. Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 will be making a splash stateside on AT&T's lineup with the former as an exclusive. Like most of the carrier's other announcements as of late, there's no concrete ship date set for the devices outside of a November...
Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 land stateside on AT&T's 4G LTE network

Over A Year Later, Amazon Cloud Player Finally Arrives On iPhone

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It’s been over a year since Amazon debuted its cloud-based music storage and streaming application, Amazon Cloud Player, and today the app is finally arriving on iOS. This morning, Amazon announced Cloud Player for iPhone and iPod Touch has gone live in the iTunes App Store, allowing users to store...
Over A Year Later, Amazon Cloud Player Finally Arrives On iPhone

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 land stateside as AT&T exclusives

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Surprise, surprise -- well, not really. Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 will be making a splash stateside as exclusives on AT&T's lineup. Like most of the carrier's other announcements as of late, there's no concrete ship date set for the devices outside of a fall bow. As a refresher,...
Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 land stateside as AT&T exclusives

Copyright Troll Malibu Media Seeking 'Six Strikes' Info From Verizon In Lawsuit

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One of the many complaints about the "six strikes" Copyright Alert System (CAS) in the US is the fact that while it doesn't directly lead to litigation, there is nothing in the agreement that prevents copyright holders from seeking out and using information from the six strikes system in copyright...
Copyright Troll Malibu Media Seeking 'Six Strikes' Info From Verizon In Lawsuit
The Jolla 'Other Half' is the Nokia version of an Android smartphone, sort of

OpenCoin Raises Funding From Bitcoin Opportunity Fund And Others

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OpenCoin has closed an angel round of funding with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, FF Angel IV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Vast Ventures, and the Bitcoin Opportunity Fund; an investment vehicle for Bitcoins and Bitcoin-related companies. The involvement of Bitcoin might sound a little odd, given its recent spike and trememendous nosedive...
OpenCoin Raises Funding From Bitcoin Opportunity Fund And Others
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