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Galaxy S IV Rumors: Bigger, Better, Eye-Based Scrolling

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Samsung's next smartphone spurs lots of rumors, but do you believe the hype? We know Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy S4 smartphone on March 14th, and that the company has been desperately trying to spin up the same sort of pre-release hype about the device that Apple...
Galaxy S IV Rumors: Bigger, Better, Eye-Based Scrolling

Patent troll Intellectual Ventures seeks "VP of Global Good"

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It’s like Darth Vader doing some charity work as he completes the Death Star. Intellectual Ventures, which is shaking down hundreds of companies with spurious patent lawsuits, now plans to use some of the money it squeezes from the tech industry to do some good. In a new job posting,...
Patent troll Intellectual Ventures seeks "VP of Global Good"

Adobe updates Flash with 7 security patches, silent updates for OS X and a sandboxed Firefox plug-in

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Following an official security bulletin, Adobe has released a major update to Flash which patches a number of critical vulnerabilities, brings silent updates to OS X in preparation for Mountain Lion and packs a sandboxed Firefox plugin, which has been in talks since February, reports Computerworld. Adobe’s silent update feature first hit...
Adobe updates Flash with 7 security patches, silent updates for OS X and a sandboxed Firefox plug-in

A digital nanny for all those home PCs

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New Home Server aims to bring big-business technology to the home -- but it will be a tough sell HP's MediaSmart Server runs Microsoft's new Windows Home Server operating system. Image from Microsoft. Yes, it has come to this. Now that consumers have multi-PC homes, wireless networks, and thousands of...
A digital nanny for all those home PCs

Indoor navigation tech startup indoo.rs lands seed funding from Austrian funds

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Three Austrian investors with all too similar names – tecnet equity, SpeedInvest and Techinvest – have teamed up to pump “6 figures” into Vienna-based indoor navigation technology firm indoo.rs. The exact size of the funding round was, unfortunately and annoyingly, not communicated. Indoo.rs, as its name suggests, specializes in indoor...
Indoor navigation tech startup indoo.rs lands seed funding from Austrian funds

Replacing a Windows laptop's hard drive | Ask Jack

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Dell has sent Dennis Fornes a replacement hard drive for one that may be about to fail, and he wants to know how to make the swapOne of the drives in my Dell Studio laptop has been determined to be faulty (although it seems to work fine, it will not...
Replacing a Windows laptop's hard drive | Ask Jack

Following individual Android 4.2 features, hackers post the entire Nexus 4 system image online

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Following the announcement of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) earlier this week, enthusiasts over at XDA Developers have been working their butts off to get their hands on the goods. They’ve been very successful so far. First the Android 4.2 Keyboard with gesture typing leaked, then the Camera and Gallery components...
Following individual Android 4.2 features, hackers post the entire Nexus 4 system image online

Google Set to Meld GDrive With Chrome OS

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Google senior vice president Sundar Pichai says the GDrive will soon be integrated with the company's Chrome OS operating system. Image: Flickr/niallkennedy Google will tightly integrate its new Google Drive online storage service with an upcoming version of its Chrome OS operating system, according to Sundar Pichai, the man who...
Google Set to Meld GDrive With Chrome OS

New Google Glass labs features leak, including ability to give voice commands anywhere in the UI

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Following Google’s decision to release the Glass system image and rooted bootloader for hackers, new labs features have surfaced, including an “Ok Glass Anywhere” feature, which lets users give voice commands from anywhere in the UI. According to Android Police, this new feature initiates an “always listen mode.” Glass still has...
New Google Glass labs features leak, including ability to give voice commands anywhere in the UI

Google releases Glass system image and rooted bootloader for hackers, but warns of voiding the warranty

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In a nod towards the modding community and hackers in general, Google has released the first factory system image and rooted bootloader for the latest version, XE5, of Google Glass. Nevertheless, the company is at the same time warning that using these downloads will result in a voided warranty for...
Google releases Glass system image and rooted bootloader for hackers, but warns of voiding the warranty

China Launching National OS

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The Chinese government is partnering with Canonical to produce a new "national operating system" based on open-source favorite Ubuntu. China's government is building its own operating system in hopes of weaning hundreds of millions of users off Microsoft products... and they're using Ubuntu. Canonical, the world's largest commercial Ubuntu...
China Launching National OS

Beats Gets $60 Million For Music Streaming, But It's Not From Apple

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VCs grab a Daisy, and groove to the future of streaming music. Beats Electronics has just won some $60 million in fresh investment cash for its upcoming music streaming service, codename Daisy. The cash comes from a group led by Len Blavatnik, a billionaire investor whose investment vehicle Access...
Beats Gets $60 Million For Music Streaming, But It's Not From Apple

After Selling To Google, Founders Buy DailyDeal Back

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What a difference eighteen months makes. In what seems a very unusual move the founders of DailyDeal are buying back their company from Google after selling it to the search company just a year and a half ago. DailyDeal is a coupon promotional site much like Groupon, and was...
After Selling To Google, Founders Buy DailyDeal Back

Why Does the Net Still Work on Christmas? Paul Mockapetris

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Paul Mockapetris, the father of the internet’s Domain Naming System. Image: Paul Mockapetris In 1983, you could ask for your own internet address. But not after 6 p.m. California time. Or over the Christmas holiday. When the internet was still the ARPAnet — the government-funded network that connected various research...
Why Does the Net Still Work on Christmas? Paul Mockapetris

Apple's next act: Changing PC buying habits

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Nvidia inside: Apple's latest MacBook laptops have an Nvidia graphics processor next to their Intel chips, which puts the spotlight on graphics chips as an important part of today's basic computer system. Image: Apple With all the presidential campaign talk about American exceptionalism, it might be easy to forget that...
Apple's next act: Changing PC buying habits
Windows 8 is shaping up to be the most secure desktop and mobile OS
Google Play services platform with Google+ APIs and OAuth 2.0 begins to rollout
University builds cheap supercomputer with Raspberry Pi and Legos

Intel posts x86-friendly Android 4.0 image, lets you feel the need for speed

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Android developers are all too familiar with not-so-hot emulator performance, so it's a relief that there's now an system image in a native x86 for testing. While you'll still likely want to test on ARM, the x86 image will both help ferret out bugs specific to Intel's architecture as...
Intel posts x86-friendly Android 4.0 image, lets you feel the need for speed

Microsoft details Windows 8's pre-boot world, helps you skip the F8 F8 F8 routine

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Microsoft has been going into very exacting detail as to how Windows 8 works, but one area it hasn't explored much is what happens before you even see the Start screen. As user experience manager Chris Clark notes, the days of mashing F8 repeatedly to reach a pre-boot configuration...
Microsoft details Windows 8's pre-boot world, helps you skip the F8 F8 F8 routine
Feature: DeployStudio: Heavy-duty imaging software for OS X
DeployStudio: Heavy-duty imaging software for OS X
Virgin Mobile back on track after 16-hour service outage

mPowa Partners With Portugal Telecom To Deliver Square-Like Mobile Pay

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An international multi-year deal will see mPowa's mobile pay solution hit Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. As reported in TechCrunch, U.K. firm mPowa has signed a deal with Portual Telecom which will see the European telecoms firm reselling mPowa's mobile payments services. The deal is rumored to be...
mPowa Partners With Portugal Telecom To Deliver Square-Like Mobile Pay

Sina Weibo microblog suffers mysterious 'outage' as high-profile murder trial begins

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As eyes are on a sensational murder trial of an ousted Chinese official’s wife, Sina Weibo users are reporting widespread issues with the microblogging service, including, in some cases, disabled posting, commenting and retweeting. The trial of Gu Kailai, wife of former high-up Communisty Party official Bo Xilai, began on Thursday...
Sina Weibo microblog suffers mysterious 'outage' as high-profile murder trial begins

A Faster Emulator with Better Hardware Support

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[This post is by Xavier Ducrohet and Reto Meier of the Android engineering team. — Tim Bray.]The Android emulator is a key tool for Android developers in building and testing their apps. As the power and diversity of Android devices has grown quickly, it’s been hard for the emulator keep...
A Faster Emulator with Better Hardware Support

Recent improvements mitigate Android emulator performance woes

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Android application developers frequently complain about the poor performance emulator that is included in the platform’s SDK. The animated transitions and other graphically-intensive characteristics of the user interface introduced in Android 3 and 4 have only exacerbated the problem. Developers can breathe a little easier now, because Google’s efforts...
Recent improvements mitigate Android emulator performance woes
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