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Does It Makes Sense To Charge Kids & Their Parents With Libel For Online Bullying?

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There's been lots of talk about what to do about online bullying -- even if the amount and impact of online bullying is often massively exaggerated. There have even been some attempts to outlaw online bullying or "cyberbullying" that seem to try to make it illegal to be a jerk...
Does It Makes Sense To Charge Kids & Their Parents With Libel For Online Bullying?

TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Tickets To The Crunchies Awards #Crunchies

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The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards will soon be upon us and (if you hadn’t noticed) we just announced our new host. The Daily Show’s John Oliver will take the stage at this year’s Crunchies Awards and we couldn’t be more excited. Not only is he hilarious, but he has been...
TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Tickets To The Crunchies Awards #Crunchies
Google Play video now works on Chromebooks, Chromeboxes

Unboxing Photos from Early iPad Mini Delivery Surface in France

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Yesterday, we noted that early iPad mini pre-orders were en route to customers and that resellers were receiving shipments ahead of Friday's official launch for the Wi-Fi models. French site igen.fr now shares some unboxing photos [Google translation] from a customer who pre-ordered a white iPad mini from French reseller...
Unboxing Photos from Early iPad Mini Delivery Surface in France

Box Of Awesome, The 'Free Birchbox For Kids', Targets Girls With Box Of OMG!

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Having proven the concept, Dylan Collins’ Box Of Awesome, which we previously described as a “free Birchbox for kids“, is launching a new box targeting 8-14 year-old girls only — a move that feels like a very logical next step. Similar to the original BOA, which launched last month, the...
Box Of Awesome, The 'Free Birchbox For Kids', Targets Girls With Box Of OMG!
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Live: Sony at Mobile World Congress 2012

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Sony is holding its Mobile World Congress 2012 event on a warm Barcelona evening. We're expecting the Xperia P, Xperia U, and possibly other surprises. Visit our live coverage page for in-person updates from Palau Sant Jordi.......
Live: Sony at Mobile World Congress 2012

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)

Nielsen: 66% of Americans ages 24-35 own a smartphone

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But 55- to 64-year olds who make more than $100,000 a year are big buyers too "Whether or not you have a smartphone is closely related to both how old you are and how much money you make," finds a Nielsen survey of 20,000 Americans with mobile phones conducted in...
Nielsen: 66% of Americans ages 24-35 own a smartphone

How to use social media and look like a rockstar on a recruiter’s radar

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From a marketer’s point of view, turning to social media outlets is a no-brainer. If your job is to get the word out and spur on sales, the first thing you’re going to do is head to where the largest amounts of people are gathered. In the world of the...
How to use social media and look like a rockstar on a recruiter’s radar
Review: Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium Edition hopes to be at your service

Dark Souls comes to PC – and your questions for From Software

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Namco Bandai is bringing its brilliant action RPG to the PC, with extra stuff included. And we're talking to the developers in a couple of hours...As you may well have heard by now, Namco has announced that it's bringing From Software's relentless masterpiece Dark Souls to PC. Subtitled 'The Prepare...
Dark Souls comes to PC – and your questions for From Software

LG teases new 5-inch Optimus Vu Android smartphone [video]

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LG recently began teasing a new smartphone that could very well make its debut during the Mobile World Congress trade show later this month. The device, dubbed the Optimus Vu, will offer a 5-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio, and rumor has it the phone will also come...
LG teases new 5-inch Optimus Vu Android smartphone [video]

Apple's updated iPhone 5 for T-Mobile goes through FCC testing

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An iPhone native to T-Mobile USA has been the stuff of legend for so long that we still have a hard time believing it's real, even after the carrier confirmed it in no uncertain terms. We're a little more credulous now that Apple has run the iPhone 5 through...
Apple's updated iPhone 5 for T-Mobile goes through FCC testing

Compelling PS Plus game collection and firmware headed to Vita

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Sony surprises with a very Vitaful experience just before the start of the holiday season. [Read more]...
Compelling PS Plus game collection and firmware headed to Vita

Qualcomm's New Snapdragon Processor Packs Two More Surprises

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At January’s CES event, Qualcomm announced an impressive array of specifications for the Snapdragon 800 — a quad-core processor, Ultra HD video, etc. And at Mobile World Congress next week, the chipmaker is showing off two more features of the forthcoming processor. First off, it will have an integrated voice-processing...
Qualcomm's New Snapdragon Processor Packs Two More Surprises

The Analyst Who Ripped Zuckerberg For Wearing A Hoodie Speaks!

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When Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said Mark Zuckerberg's decision to wear a "hoodie" to his first IPO roadshow meeting was a sign of "immaturity" he set off a big controversy. It was the tech world versus the banking world, and the tech world thought he was an out of touch...
The Analyst Who Ripped Zuckerberg For Wearing A Hoodie Speaks!

iOS v Android: app revenues, downloads and country breakdowns

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App Annie has provided extra data which gives particular insight into the breakdown of revenues and downloads between platforms and countries - with surprises from China, South Korea and JapanThe geographical and revenue differences between the iPhone and Android platforms is laid bare by a new report on the app...
iOS v Android: app revenues, downloads and country breakdowns

Dog Surprises Officer After Being Freed From Fence: Amazing Video http://bit.ly/9K64h8 Please RT!

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Dog Surprises Officer After Being Freed From Fence: Amazing Video http://bit.ly/9K64h8 Please RT!

Blur is Coming

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I’ve been hinting about a new conference that we’ve been working on with Eric Norlin that complements Defrag and Glue.  Eric is about to launch it and the splash page for the Blur Conference is up.  If you are familiar with Defrag and Glue, you know they are built around...
Blur is Coming
iFixit tears down Wii U, reveals innards of Nintendo's new console

Style, Surprises Liven Up Latest Windows Phone

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As if there isn’t enough going on at Microsoft right now with its new version of Windows and the first Microsoft-made computer, this week the company announced Windows Phone 8—an overhauled version of its mobile operating system. Windows Phone, which launched two years ago, was an early glimpse at...
Style, Surprises Liven Up Latest Windows Phone
Blue Apron Delivers All The Ingredients You Need To Cook Fresh Meals Every Week

Huawei D2, Mate and W1 reportedly pose for press images

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Huawei has already left little doubt as to what we'll see from its smartphone line at CES. If official teasers aren't enough, however, well-known phone tipster @evleaks has given Unwired View what's purported to be press images for the three key introductions. The Ascend W1 Windows Phone (at left)...
Huawei D2, Mate and W1 reportedly pose for press images

IDC projections for PC and laptop sales look extremely weird - again

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IDC published a new report on connected devices this week. It was largely devoid of surprises, but one very strange aspect of IDC’s forecasting immediately popped out: Once again, IDC is projecting PC and laptop growth that is cheerfully out of sync with everything we know is happening in the...
IDC projections for PC and laptop sales look extremely weird - again
Samsung Ativ Smart PC and Asus Vivo Tab RT coming to the US on AT&T
Video: Nintendo Besties Booth Tour

Nvidia Reveals Price and Other Plans for 'Shield' Device

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Nvidia provided one of the few real surprises at this January's Consumer Electronics Show, a plan to expand beyond selling chips and deliver a portable gadget for playing videogames. Now it is providing some long-awaited details, including a price and delivery date for the effort known as Project Shield....
Nvidia Reveals Price and Other Plans for 'Shield' Device

Samsung's Ativ aims to bring Windows 8 RT tablets to life

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The strangely named 'Ativ' range includes a Windows Phone, but it's the Windows RT tablets running ARM processors which will attract attentionFirst out of the OEM starting gate with Windows 8 tablets is Samsung, which showed off its new toys ahead of IFA in Berlin on Wednesday .Windows 8 has...
Samsung's Ativ aims to bring Windows 8 RT tablets to life

MSI GT70 gaming laptop kindly updated with GeForce GTX 675M graphics

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We sure hope you like surprises, because we've got a good one for you. It seems as if MSI wasn't quite pleased with the killer graphics on its feature-loaded GT70 laptop and decided to give it a quick boost. Earlier today, the outfit announced its fresh gaming machine will...
MSI GT70 gaming laptop kindly updated with GeForce GTX 675M graphics
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