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Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology

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Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group also wants to ride the upcoming wave of wearable tech, and has unveiled a wristband that can monitor a user's health and sync with a smartphone.When worn, the wristband can monitor a user's blood pressure, heart rate, and even diagnose the person's mood, said...
Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology

Web users stuck in the slow lane

www.guardian.co.uk
Internet providers often charge for speeds that have no resemblance to the connection customers receieveWhen it comes to broadband, a city property is no guarantee of a good connection. While country dwellers can enjoy the view outside their window when their screen freezes, residents from Newcastle upon Tyne to London's...
Web users stuck in the slow lane

Sensor networks in SF and LA could eliminate the search for a parking spot

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You’ve heard of smart cars — cars that are packed with sensors and computers and cameras to make driving easier — and now, rolling out in San Francisco, is a smart parking system that promises to almost eliminate the arduous process of finding a parking spot.SFpark is a network of...
Sensor networks in SF and LA could eliminate the search for a parking spot
The App Store is the McDonald's of software distribution

Android this week: Chrome browser arrives; Transformer Prime reviewed; Android 4.0 updates planned

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After two weeks of using the Asus Transformer Prime, I’m convinced that it’s the best large Android tablet available today. That could surely change in the future; after all, the Prime is the only tablet that comes with Android 4.0 and uses a quad-core processor. Both of these features help...
Android this week: Chrome browser arrives; Transformer Prime reviewed; Android 4.0 updates planned
Microsoft creative director: 'I don't get the drama' over 'always-on' Xbox rumors

Hang w/ notches 100,000 users and 2 million sessions for its celebrity live-streaming app 6 weeks after launch

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Live streaming service Hang w/ hit Apple’s App Store in late March and has accrued 100,000 users, including several notable celebrities, and 2 million user sessions over the past six weeks. Andrew Maltin, the CEO of Hang w/ developer MEDL Mobile, noted in a blog post that the app’s trajectory...
Hang w/ notches 100,000 users and 2 million sessions for its celebrity live-streaming app 6 weeks after launch
Google’s image problem with Google+: Google 2.0 to blame?

Caitlin Moran: 'Twitter is like a virtual Cheers'

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The Times columnist and author talks tweeting, her Channel 4 sitcom and why it's winning that counts at the Press awardsWatch more video from the Press awards hereThe Times columnist and author Caitlin Moran is never lost for words, whether it's in print or on Twitter. And so it proved...
Caitlin Moran: 'Twitter is like a virtual Cheers'
Retina MacBook Pro Found To Meet EPEAT Standards Thanks To External Upgradeability Options

Jason Calacanis Explains What NOT To Do If You're Pitching At His Launch Festival

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Next week, there will be 44 companies pitching on-stage at the the second annual LAUNCH Festival. One lucky winner will get $100,000 if they move their company to Las Vegas. Jason Calacanis spoke to us about LAUNCH, which will be held on March 7 and 8 at the San Francisco Design...
Jason Calacanis Explains What NOT To Do If You're Pitching At His Launch Festival

Super Bowl finale sets Twitter record

www.telegraph.co.uk
In the final three minutes of last night's Super Bowl, a new Twitter record was set for the highest amount of tweets sent per second during a sports match....
Super Bowl finale sets Twitter record

Xiaomi CEO Bin Lin aims to ship 15 million superphones in 2013, expand sales beyond Asia

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Bin Lin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi Corporation, has only been in the business of selling high-spec Android phones for three years. But yet, here he is, talking on stage at D:Dive Into Mobile about just how successful his outfit has become. "No sales, no marketing, no retail --...
Xiaomi CEO Bin Lin aims to ship 15 million superphones in 2013, expand sales beyond Asia

Pinterest Is Turning Google+ Into A Ghost Town For Advertisers (GOOG)

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Google+ is turning into a "ghost town" for advertisers, according to Ad Age, and Pinterest may be to blame, according to Shopify. Clients and their ad agencies gave these brutal assessments of Google+ brand pages. It's worth remembering that advertisers hardly ever criticize media vendors in public like this: Nissan...
Pinterest Is Turning Google+ Into A Ghost Town For Advertisers (GOOG)

Roger McNamee: ‘What Is Google So Afraid Of?’

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This is good stuff. We interviewed famed tech investor and founder of Elevation Partners Roger McNamee about where he sees technology going. And a lot of his view concerns how Apple has created a haven for quality content once again — a Web “do-over,” if you will. More on that...
Roger McNamee: ‘What Is Google So Afraid Of?’

NSFWCORP Gets Banned By Vegas Distributors. Maybe This Is Why Print Is Dying

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About three minutes ago, our lead developer flipped the switch (pushed the button? I’m not entirely sure how technology works) to begin selling subscriptions to the Print Edition of NSFWCORP. As I wrote last week, the move into print is a huge step for us — possibly the most important...
NSFWCORP Gets Banned By Vegas Distributors. Maybe This Is Why Print Is Dying

CEO Supper Club: With mobile commerce, milliseconds matter and Android is a ghost town

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This embed is invalid Mobile commerce is one of the most powerful drivers of ecommerce 2.0, but only when it’s done right. But how do you do it right? Our CEOs from Warby Parker, Birchbox, Jack Threads, and One Kings Lane started out the conversation by debating whether everyone really...
CEO Supper Club: With mobile commerce, milliseconds matter and Android is a ghost town

Romney Concession and Obama Acceptance Speeches in Three Minutes or Less

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Thanks to Time magazine for these videos, which squeeze the post-election speeches of Republican candidate Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama into three minutes or less....
Romney Concession and Obama Acceptance Speeches in Three Minutes or Less

Here's How Long It Takes To Assemble One Of Facebook's Custom Built Servers (FB)

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Of all the things that Facebook does, its Open Compute Project is among the most interesting. It is designing new servers, storage, even whole data centers and giving those designs away for free as an open source project -- and its enlisted a bunch of IT industry heavyweights to help....
Here's How Long It Takes To Assemble One Of Facebook's Custom Built Servers (FB)
Casio's ruggedized G'z One Type-L Android phone hands-on
How a CloudFlare network engineer fixed a Google outage last night

Ask Engadget: using an iPad as a remote viewfinder?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from is from William who is looking for an solution to the problem of badly designed public spaces. If you're looking...
Ask Engadget: using an iPad as a remote viewfinder?

Apple's WWDC sells out in under 3 minutes

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Apple set a record today by selling out its annual developer conference in under three minutes....
Apple's WWDC sells out in under 3 minutes

Alicia Keys and BlackBerry? Why celebrities answer the call of tech companies

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Lady Gaga and Will.i.am have also snaffled 'creative director' jobs for hi-tech corporations. What's the appeal of these gigs - are they anything more than a photo op?Most companies would struggle when faced with a rapidly declining market share, but not BlackBerry. It may be losing customers to Apple and...
Alicia Keys and BlackBerry? Why celebrities answer the call of tech companies

How A Startup Got Wall Street Star Sallie Krawcheck On Board

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Sallie Krawcheck has made her first big move after leaving a top position at Bank of America. She tells Business Insider that she has joined the board of a small online-brokerage startup, Motif Investing. What we wanted to know: How did Motif CEO Hardeep Walia persuade her to sign up?...
How A Startup Got Wall Street Star Sallie Krawcheck On Board

Another Trailer Pops Up On Vine As Marvel Teases New TV Series "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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Though it’s but a baby in the app world, Vine is already making brands, advertisers, and especially media industry members chomp at the bit for some 6-second looping action. The latest to join the herd is Marvel, who has posted a six-second teaser trailer for its upcoming “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”...
Another Trailer Pops Up On Vine As Marvel Teases New TV Series "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Make A Three-Minute Call, Help Develop A Test For Parkinson’s Based On Voice Recognition

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At TEDx Edinburgh today, the BBC reports, mathematician Max Little today launched a new project that uses a speaker’s voice to help diagnose Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s, which is a devastating neurological disease that develops gradually and often starts with very slight tremor in one hand, is notoriously hard to diagnose...
Make A Three-Minute Call, Help Develop A Test For Parkinson’s Based On Voice Recognition

"Work Expands to the Time Allowed" [Quotables]

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Math professor, programmer, and blogger John Cook discusses how work expands to fill the time allowed for it, and why the more trivial something is, the more time we waste discussing it. Yesterday I found a copy of Parkinson's Law for $1 at a library book sale. This book is...
"Work Expands to the Time Allowed" [Quotables]

On-the-move TV viewing figures remain low

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Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops account for just 1.2% of total viewing, according to researchThe future of media may be mobile but on-the-move television is still in its infancy accounting for three minutes of viewing a day, according to industry figures.The average UK viewer watched four hours...
On-the-move TV viewing figures remain low

The best iPhone 5 deals

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Pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 5 have exceed 2m units. From cheapest monthly payment to shortest contract or a free handset, we look at the cheapest tariffsThe iPhone 5 is available in the UK from 21 September and mobile phone operators have announced their tariffs. Here is a round-up of what's...
The best iPhone 5 deals
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