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Why Does Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine Hate Rick Santorum?

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US presidential candidate Rick Santorum pulled off a surprise last night, winning caucuses and primaries in three states. So what’s with Bing listing an anti-Santorum web site first in its results in a search for his last name? Does Microsoft have some type of liberal agenda! Wait, you... Please visit...
Why Does Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine Hate Rick Santorum?

Roku adds BBC iPlayer channel as it starts shipping in the UK

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Just as Netflix is nearly ubiquitous on media streaming platforms in the US, BBC's iPlayer is pretty much a default app in the UK so it's no surprise to see it show up on Roku's boxes just as they start shipping across the Atlantic. As detailed in the press...
Roku adds BBC iPlayer channel as it starts shipping in the UK

HP WindsorNot slab phone revealed in old marketing materials

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We've known for some time that HP had numerous webOS devices in the works after the Pre3, Veer, and TouchPad, including but not limited to the TouchPad Go seven-inch tablet and a keyboard-less slab phone that we assumed to be the Stingray, along with other device codenames such as...
HP WindsorNot slab phone revealed in old marketing materials
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Eventbrite: Facebook Drives More Ticket Sales Than Twitter And LinkedIn Across US And UK

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Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are becoming increasingly strong marketing platforms, and, eventually, we should start to see more metrics that show how effective all those likes, shares and RT’s really are for businesses. (There are still precious few.) One company that’s gotten an early start on that...
Eventbrite: Facebook Drives More Ticket Sales Than Twitter And LinkedIn Across US And UK

Microsoft’s next retail store headed to Austin

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Here’s a right shocker: Microsoft’s next retail store will be located in Austin, Texas. Yes, the Austin that hosts the yearly drunken disaster nerdcon SXSW. Given the prominence of the tech scene in Austin, the location is hardly a surprise. We doubt it will be as popular as Apple’s local...
Microsoft’s next retail store headed to Austin

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 keeps it cool, refuses to cook your breakfast (video)

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It's no secret that Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 SoC is among the most compelling of mobile architectures on the planet today. It delivers fantastic performance and good battery life, but an unsung hero that allows for both characteristics is its excellent efficiency. Based on a new 28nm fabrication process, not...
Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 keeps it cool, refuses to cook your breakfast (video)

Repinly gives you insight into the most popular content on Pinterest

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As Pinterest’s growth show no signs of slowing down, a whole slew of third party applications and sites built around the social network are vying for ‘pinners’ attention, and Repinly is the latest one to make it on to our radar. Repinly is a Pinterest directory which makes it easy...
Repinly gives you insight into the most popular content on Pinterest

Read It Later rebrands as “Pocket”, goes free. Lets its 4.5m users save articles, videos, images & more.

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I recently met up with the team behind Read It Later over a drink in San Francisco. The product lets you quickly bookmark any page of text on the web, quite often articles, to read later. Quite frankly I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself personally after a...
Read It Later rebrands as “Pocket”, goes free. Lets its 4.5m users save articles, videos, images & more.

Navegas is a classy, super-simple music player in your browser

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There’s no shortage of ways to listen to music online these days, and Navegas is throwing its hat into the ring as a browser-based portal for accessing tunes from a variety of sources. As it’s made in Berlin, there’s little surprise that this is a good-looking site, oozing the Berlin...
Navegas is a classy, super-simple music player in your browser

More than 90% of tweets from Twitter staff are sent via Twitter-owned channels

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There are countless ways by which we can tweet today, thanks to all manner of desktop, Web-based, mobile and third party apps that make it easy to stay in touch wherever we are and whatever we do. Twitter has since clamped down on third party apps, but you can peruse...
More than 90% of tweets from Twitter staff are sent via Twitter-owned channels

Apple now selling the Nest Learning Thermostat in the US for $249.95

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In another of its famous Apple Store takedowns, Apple briefly pushed its online marketplace live for a moment (it’s down at the time of writing) this morning to confirm it will selling the slick Nest Learning Thermostat in the US, offering the product for a cool $249.95. The Nest operates...
Apple now selling the Nest Learning Thermostat in the US for $249.95

Rdio grows its European presence, hits France and the UK starting at £4.99 per month

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The hottest tech news of the day in Europe will undoubtedly be the next Galaxy phone, launching tonight in London. Music fans on that side of the pond woke up to another surprise, however, with the launch of Rdio's online streaming service in France and the UK. Pricing starts...
Rdio grows its European presence, hits France and the UK starting at £4.99 per month

LG: We aren’t abandoning Windows Phone but we’re focusing on Android right now

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Facing reports that it had abandoned development of smartphones powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, LG has today moved to silence rumours by stating it is “still on board with Windows Phone,” also clarifying its handset development plans. An LG spokesperson told Pocket-lint that the whilst the company was still...
LG: We aren’t abandoning Windows Phone but we’re focusing on Android right now
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Pew survey finds that 17 percent of US cellphone users go online mostly on their phones

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It should hardly come as a surprise that folks are spending more and more of their time online on their cellphones, but a new Pew study released today has shed a bit more light on just how common that's becoming. According to the research group, 17 percent of all...
Pew survey finds that 17 percent of US cellphone users go online mostly on their phones

MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)

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One of the most thrilling things about human existence is that you never know what's lurking around the corner. It could be a newborn baby, a sweet job, a delicious churro -- doesn't really matter, because it's a surprise, and surprises are fun and surprising. Just don't tell that...
MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)

Apple announces next-generation MacBook Pro: Retina display, 0.71-inches thin

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Apple already announced some new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros during its WWDC keynote, but it had another surprise in store: the next generation MacBook Pro. Developing... For more coverage of the WWDC 2012 keynote, head over to our liveblog!Apple announces next-generation MacBook Pro: Retina display, 0.71-inches thin originally...
Apple announces next-generation MacBook Pro: Retina display, 0.71-inches thin

Social media ad spending in the US to reach $9.8 billion by 2016: Report

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That spending on social media advertising is on the rise should be a surprise to absolutely no one, but research firm BIA/Kelsey is putting a ring number on it. In the United States, BIA/Kelsey says, ad spending on social networks is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate...
Social media ad spending in the US to reach $9.8 billion by 2016: Report

Apple hits HTC with third ITC dispute, One series goes under the gun

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Apple chief Tim Cook might have said that he doesn't like lawsuits, but he must have left a loophole open for International Trade Commission disputes. His company quietly filed a third challenge against HTC on June 4th (just now coming to light) that -- surprise -- claims HTC is...
Apple hits HTC with third ITC dispute, One series goes under the gun
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Adobe unveils Photoshop CS6 beta with redesigned UI and 65 new features, download it for free today

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It's been two years since Adobe unveiled a new version of Photoshop, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the company's engineers have been toiling away behind the scenes on a major update. The outfit's clearly ready to start showing off the fruits of its labor, though, as...
Adobe unveils Photoshop CS6 beta with redesigned UI and 65 new features, download it for free today

Inspired By Your Home: The Click Wall Switch Watch

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Do you ever find yourself wishing that the act of telling time was as simple, and tactile, as flipping a light switch in your home?  If so, then the folks at Watchismo have got quite the surprise in store for you. Aptly named the “Click Wall Switch” watch, it...
Inspired By Your Home: The Click Wall Switch Watch

Infographic: ShutterStock Reaches 200 Million Image Downloads

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Shutterstock.com claims it is the first such venture to reach a total of 200 million downloads of licensed images of stock photography, vector graphics and other illustrations. "Searching the word 'networking' used to return images of handshakes and business contacts; now it's all about online social networking," says Jon Oringer,...
Infographic: ShutterStock Reaches 200 Million Image Downloads
Trolling the troll: BBC accosts internet bully on the street

Unnamed Samsung exec says quad-core Exynos inside Galaxy S III, LTE on-chip

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An unnamed Samsung exec hinted to the Korea Times that its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S III, will include a next-gen quad-core Exynos chip that will incorporate LTE and WCDMA radios. Of course, such a revelation shouldn't come as too much of a surprise since both its predecessors were...
Unnamed Samsung exec says quad-core Exynos inside Galaxy S III, LTE on-chip

LeWeb London startup competition semifinalist shortlist announced

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As you may have heard, the French are coming to take over in June as LeWeb London 2012 conference arrives to celebrate and explore digital advances. The theme for the event is ‘Faster than Real Time‘ so it’s no surprise that the startup competition at the event is all about...
LeWeb London startup competition semifinalist shortlist announced
Facebook in iOS 6: Integration is system-wide, ‘Liking’ of App Store apps present

UK Report Blames The Internet For Terrorism, Says ISPs Should Take Down Content

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It appears that technologically clueless, reactionary politicians blaming the internet for terrorism and demanding ways to censor content are not just limited to US Senators named Lieberman. Nope, it appears that some elected officials over in the UK have similarly allergic reactions to the internet. The Home Affairs Committee in...
UK Report Blames The Internet For Terrorism, Says ISPs Should Take Down Content

Twitter To Set Up Office In Downtown Detroit

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The state of Michigan is changing — a burgeoning startup scene has taken the stage, and what some may call a tech renaissance has swept across the state, namely in Detroit. So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Twitter, one of the biggest names in tech, is opening...
Twitter To Set Up Office In Downtown Detroit
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