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PS Vita launch titles – reviews

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We review three more of the leading launch games for the new Sony PS Vita: Unit 13, Modnation Racers and Everybody's GolfUnit 13 ★★★PS Vita; £29.99; cert 16+; Zipper Interactive/SonyProper, 3D, behind-the-player-perspective third-person shooters are enormously popular on fixed consoles, but no handheld has ever possessed the grunt to do...
PS Vita launch titles – reviews

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Keep your hands where she can see ‘em, alien. Oh, XOJane! Adorable, anti-angel-dust XOJane. It appears the time has come for you to explain Reddit to your readers. And blogger Kate Conway, who has been “on and off Reddit for years,” has bravely taken up the task. Ms. Conway, who...
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This Is the Modem World: Do You Smell That?

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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. There are two gadget scents: one triggers happiness and anticipation, the other conjures up sadness and fear. The first arrives like an emotional bullet as we open the box....
This Is the Modem World: Do You Smell That?

Sean Francis' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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New Kickstarter Rules Make Sense In Principle, But Raise Big Questions In Practice Having been involved in the creation and success of a few high-profile Kickstarter projects myself, I had a vested interest in this piece. I love the ideology behind crowd-funding, and I've been following the evolution of the...
Sean Francis' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

After Tripling Revenue, Thrillist Hires Its First President, Philippe Guelton

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Men's lifestyle company Thrillist has hired its first-ever president, Philippe Guelton. Guelton will oversee everything from content to consumer facing technology.  Co-founders Ben Lerer and Adam Rich are keeping their titles of CEO and Editor-in-Chief respectively, but some of the departments that reported to them will now be reporting...
After Tripling Revenue, Thrillist Hires Its First President, Philippe Guelton

Exchange, passcode bugs reportedly squashed in upcoming iOS 6.1.2

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An iOS update to fix the zombie passcode security bug and Exchange issues is expected to arrive around February 20, according to new claims from German-language Apple site iFun. The site, which previously played Nostradamus for the impending release of iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S, says iOS 6.1.2 is...
Exchange, passcode bugs reportedly squashed in upcoming iOS 6.1.2
AT&T's LTE network now up and running in Cleveland, OH
Google updates Android on Nexus phones, Xoom tablets

Living Colour – Love Rears Its Ugly Head

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Living Colour – Love Rears Its Ugly Head

The Apathy Epidemic: Why your startup will suck you dry

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With entrepreneurs, there’s rarely a lack of drive, at least in the beginning. After a while, though, as your idea matures into an actual startup, apathy can rears its ugly head. Almost every entrepreneur experiences this, though is usually loathe to admit it. It might present itself as a...
The Apathy Epidemic: Why your startup will suck you dry

Mobile ecosystems and the growing impotence of choice

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Choice. It’s one of the things that we as consumers want more than anything else, and yet it’s also daunting. Over the past few months we’ve seen the task of choice raise its ugly head and nowhere is that more true than at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las...
Mobile ecosystems and the growing impotence of choice

Marketing Biz: LinkedIn Acquires SlideShare, Yahoo CEO Lies & Bing Gets a New Look

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Happy Star Wars Day. The force did seem to be with us this week. LinkedIn acquired SlideShare, both SEOmoz and AVOS landed new rounds of funding and Bing did some spring cleaning. But the dark side did rear its ugly head as Tumblr’s President departed and Yahoo’s CEO was caught...
Marketing Biz: LinkedIn Acquires SlideShare, Yahoo CEO Lies & Bing Gets a New Look
Android fragmentation rears its ugly head once again
After reaching Twitter token limit, Falcon Pro now priced at $132 to dissuade new downloads

Chrome OS update pushes Aura desktop UI to devs

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When the Aura UI first reared its rather ugly head back in November it was unclear what the future of the project was. Now, though, the hardware accelerated window manager and desktop has grown up (at least a little bit) and is being pushed out to owners of Acer...
Chrome OS update pushes Aura desktop UI to devs

China tackles last-mile fiber problem, decrees all new homes must have it

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While a tiny handful of cities across America have fiber optic connections (ahem, Kansas City, Kansas) most of us are left with overpriced connections leaving us frustrated to say the least. Often times, even in places where fiber is already in the ground, the last-mile problem usually rears its...
China tackles last-mile fiber problem, decrees all new homes must have it

Why We Still Need the Open Source VLC Media Player

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The Monday Version 2.0.2 release of the free open source VLC media player points out a surprising hole in the age of the Internet video - there is still no universal standard for video formats and players. Fortunately, VLC is there to fill in the gaps among proprietary formats and...
Why We Still Need the Open Source VLC Media Player

Asus UASP: USB 3.0 on SCSI flavored steroids

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On Asus’s new motherboards — the P8Z77-V and some of its contemporary cousins — there’s an intriguing new feature: USB attached SCSI protocol, or UASP for short. Asus says that UASP can almost double the speed of USB 3.0 connections to external hard drives and SSDs — and speed up...
Asus UASP: USB 3.0 on SCSI flavored steroids

In-game micro-transactions rear their ugly head in Dead Space 3

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Order now! Eurogamer At this point, gamers are used to free-to-play games that make most of their revenue from "pay-for-convenience" features. These games essentially let you quickly purchase features that you'd usually have to unlock through hours of gameplay, in effect letting you spend your money instead of your...
In-game micro-transactions rear their ugly head in Dead Space 3
Kleiner Perkins: Ellen Pao is "misleading" about termination

T-Mobile shaves $10 off the Lumia 710, Microsoft giving them away on their site

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T-Mobile launched the Lumia 710 for $50 on the 11th of January for $49.99 with a two year contract. Three weeks later, that price is now down to $39.99. Microsoft, who apparently has an online store that this author had no idea even existed, is also now selling the Lumia...
T-Mobile shaves $10 off the Lumia 710, Microsoft giving them away on their site

Chatterbox: Monday

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The place tot talk about games and other things that matterMonday rears its ugly head once more. Did you spend the weekend playing Call of Duty?GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our...
Chatterbox: Monday

New Android virus 'MMarketPay.A' found on 100,000 Chinese smartphones and in 9 app stores

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A new mobile virus capable of racking up large bills on Android-based phones has reared its ugly head in China, where it has already affected more 100,000 devices and nine app stores in the country. Identified by mobile security company TrustGo — which named it ‘MMarketPay.A’ — the malware can order...
New Android virus 'MMarketPay.A' found on 100,000 Chinese smartphones and in 9 app stores

French & German Courts Disagree Whether Internet Companies Need To Filter

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Recently, Techdirt reported on the ruling by a German court on the issue of filtering -- whether Internet sites have a responsibility to block files continually if they have been notified about infringing materials once, sometimes called "Notice and Stay Down". The German court basically said they do, but the...
French & German Courts Disagree Whether Internet Companies Need To Filter

Facebook opens up about CISPA

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While the US government getting involved in Internet affairs is nothing new, it has only been three months since SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) kicked up dust and called attention to some potential threats to our civil liberties. While SOPA wasn’t “new”, it took quite a bit of time for all of...
Facebook opens up about CISPA
Verizon offers best deal on iPad data and the only mobile hotspot option
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?