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Apple SVP Phil Schiller: iPhone 5 scratchability no big deal

T-Mobile just passes the buck for my faltering iPhone 4

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The mobile phone retailer insists I have to resolve the problem directly with AppleI have a two-year contract for an iPhone 4 through T-Mobile that I took out in September 2011. The touchscreen has been malfunctioning for weeks but T-Mobile has told me I have to resolve it with Apple...
T-Mobile just passes the buck for my faltering iPhone 4
Kickstarter Project Adds Canon L-Series Level Environment Protection To Any DSLR Lens

If You Want To Sell Your Old iPhone Before The iPhone 5 Launches, Try This (AAPL)

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It happens every year.  Apple gears up for a new iPhone launch, and those of us stuck with an older model are left wondering how we can get rid of it for the maximum amount of money. Gazelle, a site that lets you sell your old gadgets for real cash,...
If You Want To Sell Your Old iPhone Before The iPhone 5 Launches, Try This (AAPL)
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Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching?

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After the original announcement of the iPhone 5, one early concern amongst readers was how well the anodized aluminum back and edges of the black iPhone 5 would hold up over time. One lengthy thread on our forums has been actively discussing the potential issue and Pocket-Lint in their review...
Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching?

Amazon announces new 'Login with Amazon' service for apps, games and websites (video)

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In an effort to reducing some keyboard wear and tear, Amazon is introducing its own login service for both app developers and websites. Login With Amazon taps into account credentials to login and even share "attributes" of your profile through apps, games and sites. It uses the retailer's existing...
Amazon announces new 'Login with Amazon' service for apps, games and websites (video)
Nintendo moves into refurbished sales, eats more of GameStop's lunch

Mozilla announces Firefox Health Report, will phone home with data to improve the browser

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Mozilla today announced Firefox Health Report (FHR), a new feature that sends data back to the company in order to help them “build a more excellent browser.” In addition to improving and prioritizing development, Mozilla also says FHR will “help us improve performance, fix problems and let users see how...
Mozilla announces Firefox Health Report, will phone home with data to improve the browser

chartier: My iPad's Smart Cover is the first piece of...

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chartier: My iPad's Smart Cover is the first piece of electronics or electronics-related anything that I am totally glad to see gain some character, like mug stains and typical wear and tear. I got this cover with my iPad 2 and kept it when I upgraded to the 3. It's...
chartier: My iPad's Smart Cover is the first piece of...
Corning Pits Gorilla Glass 3 Against Sapphire, Plans Reflection Reduction and Antimicrobial Technology

XCOR Lynx propulsion tech tests well on motorcycle, suborbital trip still pricey

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Before parting with $95,000 to secure a spot on the Lynx suborbital flight, you'd want to make sure the spacecraft was safe, right? XCOR doesn't blame you: it recently tested out its piston pump technology on a Triumph Street Triple motorcycle with great results. Sure, it's not the same...
XCOR Lynx propulsion tech tests well on motorcycle, suborbital trip still pricey

If You’re Going to Buy a Warranty, Shop Around

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This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. I’m writing this post on my brand new MacBook, which I just purchased yesterday. I can honestly say I’ve never been less excited to buy a computer. The reason for my ambivalence is that I already bought this laptop four months...
If You’re Going to Buy a Warranty, Shop Around
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Netflix stops hating on physical media, DVD-only plans are back

Recycled Asphalt in NYC to Cut Congestion, Pollution, Wear-and-Tear

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Recycled Asphalt in NYC to Cut Congestion, Pollution, Wear-and-Tear

Shenzen New Degree's Touch Panel Tech Doesn't Mind The Rain And Still Delivers Killer Input Detection [Video]

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Shenzen New Degree Technology was one of the companies showing its stuff in the Eureka Park portion of CES 2013, and this China-based hardware startup had some impressive tech to show off related to touch input. Combining capacitive and resistive touch-based input with a means to make it work...
Shenzen New Degree's Touch Panel Tech Doesn't Mind The Rain And Still Delivers Killer Input Detection [Video]

Scratch 'N' Bitch: Apple SVP Says iPhone 5 Scuffs Are Normal

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Apple hasn’t yet officially addressed reports that its new iPhone 5 is more susceptible to scratches, scuffs and nicks than its predecessor, despite mounting complaints. But unofficially a company executive has remarked on it and doesn’t seem all that concerned. In an e-mail exchange obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple Senior Vice...
Scratch 'N' Bitch: Apple SVP Says iPhone 5 Scuffs Are Normal
iPad Smart Case hands-on

Study Shows Airbnb Is Good for San Francisco, Says Airbnb

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Peer-to-peer accommodation site Airbnb commissioned an independent economic development study to show that it’s having a positive effect on the San Francisco economy. Airbnb helps freelancers and lower-income residents pay their rents and mortgages, and it drives tourism off the beaten track and into local neighborhoods, the study found. HR&A...
Study Shows Airbnb Is Good for San Francisco, Says Airbnb

Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: bags and cases

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Welcome to the Engadget holiday gift guide! Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especially frustrating experience. We're here to help. Below you'll find today's bevy of curated picks, and you...
Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: bags and cases
Scuffgate: Will Apple have to recall the iPhone 5?

Nokia Lumia Phone Gets Plowed Over, but Still Answers the Call

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Nokia may have taken a beating in the press in the past couple of years, but it appears that the company hasn’t stopped cranking out phones that can take a beating. According to a Finnish newspaper report, a Lumia 920 phone was recently run over by a 24-ton earth mover....
Nokia Lumia Phone Gets Plowed Over, but Still Answers the Call

HP announces the ElitePad 900, a business-friendly Windows 8 tablet arriving in January

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Remember those hazy days of summer when HP ran an ad during the Olympics, slipped in a a shot of an unannounced tablet and thought we wouldn't notice? (P'shaw!) Well, you can finally lay your speculation to rest, as HP just formally unveiled the mystery tab, along with a...
HP announces the ElitePad 900, a business-friendly Windows 8 tablet arriving in January

Scuffgate? Some Early Adopters Claim iPhone 5 Case Is Scratch-tacular

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It wouldn’t be another iPhone launch without a surrounding air of controversy. Or two. Complaints about the new Apple-created Maps in iOS6, continue to pour in as users find more things that appear to be a step back from the previous Google Maps-powered application. But the software issues may only...
Scuffgate? Some Early Adopters Claim iPhone 5 Case Is Scratch-tacular

Why Facebook needs a new News Feed, and now

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If News Feed were a window, the frame would be dilapidated and the glass distorted after nine years of wear and tear. The window, if it is to provide an engrossing enough view, needs a remodel. [Read more]...
Why Facebook needs a new News Feed, and now

Need to tune up your browser? Firefox Health Report can help

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It's no secret that browser performance can vary dramatically across installations thanks to differences in configuration and customization, among numerous other factors. Aiming to offer some new insight into the performance of its own popular browser, Mozilla recently announced a brand-new feature that will help users get the most...
Need to tune up your browser? Firefox Health Report can help

#ScratchGate: iPhone 5 Owners Are Discovering Aluminum Is Softer Than Glass

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The iPhone 5 hit stores last Friday. It’s the lightest, thinnest, most sleek iPhone yet. But owners are quickly discovering that with those advantages, there are some inherent downsides. The slender iPhone 5 has an anodized aluminum backplate rather than one made of Corning glass as in the iPhone 4/4S....
#ScratchGate: iPhone 5 Owners Are Discovering Aluminum Is Softer Than Glass
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