welcome relief

welcome relief

Mailbox pulls down its reservation system, allowing anyone to try out its mega popular email client

thenextweb.com
Mailbox has finally ditched the reservation system for its mobile email client today, giving anyone with an iOS device the chance to download the app and see what all the fuss is about. The team said that after 10 weeks of “around-the-clock” work, the service has been scaled to the...
Mailbox pulls down its reservation system, allowing anyone to try out its mega popular email client

E3 2012: Sony's Andrew House – interview

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Steve Boxer caught up with Sony Computer Entertainment's chief executive to discuss rebuilding Sony, new PS3 IPs, killer games for PS Vita, his pet project Wonderbook and JK RowlingFor Sony Computer Entertainment chief executive Andrew House, you would imagine that E3 2012 was the source of some much-needed respite.Never mind...
E3 2012: Sony's Andrew House – interview

MIT algorithms teach robot arms to think outside of the box (video)

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Although robots are getting better at adapting to the real world, they still tend to tackle challenges with a fixed set of alternatives that can quickly become impractical as objects (and more advanced robots) complicate the situation. Two MIT students, Jennifer Barry and Annie Holladay, have developed fresh algorithms...
MIT algorithms teach robot arms to think outside of the box (video)
Should insurance companies just cover everyone for car-sharing?
Nokia snubbed as Apple’s nano-SIM card design declared the winner

iTunes 10.6.1 fixes super annoying TV show order bug when using Apple TV

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Earlier this month, just after the iPad launch event, Apple released iTunes 10.6 to support the new 1080P Apple TV and the new Retina tablet. Unfortunately, when it did so it also introduced a nasty bug with the ordering of TV shows when using the Apple TV to view them....
iTunes 10.6.1 fixes super annoying TV show order bug when using Apple TV

Is OS X Mountain Lion worth an upgrade? Totally

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People often talk about the timeless design of Porsche’s cars: on paper they might not have deviated too much from the original idea, but in reality they have added more oomph, more features, and newer technologies into the car. I suppose one could say the same about Apple’s OS...
Is OS X Mountain Lion worth an upgrade? Totally

China’s Facebook basks in the glow

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In the week prior to Facebook’s IPO announcement, Renren’s stock leapt by more than 60%, which comes as welcome relief to Joseph Chen, the social networking site’s CEO. Here’s how he plans to keep things rosy. By Bill Powell, editor-at-large Joseph Chen, founder, CEO, and chairman of Renren FORTUNE —...
China’s Facebook basks in the glow
Google and Smithsonian partner so visitors spend less time lost, more time learning

RIM's new BlackBerry 10 phone looks a lot like its old BlackBerry phones

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Images of RIM’s upcoming keyboard-equipped BlackBerry 10 N-Series have appeared online…and the phone should look a bit familiar. The device, leaked in a post on cnBeta, is almost identical to devices like the Bold 9900 — which is either a welcome relief or a big disappointment depending on how you feel...
RIM's new BlackBerry 10 phone looks a lot like its old BlackBerry phones

Microsoft Docs – A Supplement To (Not A Replacement) MS Office

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Shared by Jesse Stay I have started to use this - I keep going back to Google docs though because it has much more functionality In 2006 Google acquired Writely, an online word processor. Since then Google’s transformed the service into Google Docs, a complete online office suite with a...
Microsoft Docs – A Supplement To (Not A Replacement) MS Office

ET deals: $194 off Dell Vostro 3560 business laptop

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Where consumer laptops spend precious engineering dollars on brightly colored designs and glossy screens, business-class machines use metal alloys, carbon fiber-reinforced plastics, rugged frames, and even liquid drain systems to keep your PC running through all kinds of abuse.Dell’s Vostro 3560 is a bit of a hybrid, sacrificing some of...
ET deals: $194 off Dell Vostro 3560 business laptop
Chinese meetup app Momo says hello to $40M

Apple pushes for Samsung ban in US

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iPhone maker adds phones to a case running parallel to patent infringement caseSamsung's flagship Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note smartphones, and its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, could be banned in the US after Apple asked a federal court there to ban them as part of an ongoing lawsuit it is...
Apple pushes for Samsung ban in US

Firefox 13 beta turns on the SPDY, tabs on demand

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With Firefox 12 out the door, Mozilla is turning its efforts to polishing up Firefox 13, due out six weeks from now. If you don’t want to wait that long, you can download Firefox 13 from the beta release channel today. Perhaps the best new feature in Firefox 13 is...
Firefox 13 beta turns on the SPDY, tabs on demand
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?