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Philips gives 21:9 TVs a wide berth, ceases production to focus on 16:9

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While LG clearly thinks there's still some life in the super-wide format, Philips isn't so sure. In fact, the electronics stalwart has apparently just announced that it won't be releasing any more 21:9 TVs, due to lack of interest. Despite having regularly released new extra-wide sets since 2009, including...
Philips gives 21:9 TVs a wide berth, ceases production to focus on 16:9

Exclusive: Yahoo Conducting a Search for a COO As No. 2 to Mayer

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According to several sources, Yahoo is now on the hunt for a COO — with special emphasis on someone with turnaround experience — presumably to be a worker-bee No. 2 to product-guru CEO Marissa Mayer. Several Silicon Valley execs and others outside of tech have been contacted by Spencer...
Exclusive: Yahoo Conducting a Search for a COO As No. 2 to Mayer

Meet The Man Who Measures Everything: Seth Roberts Talks Quantified Self

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Seth Roberts leads a better life through numbers. He's the progenitor of "Quantified Self," the movement to capture data about yourself (such as what you eat, how much you sleep, your mood) to monitor and improve your day-to-day functioning. A number of activity monitors, sleep monitors, and other biometric devices...
Meet The Man Who Measures Everything: Seth Roberts Talks Quantified Self

Game of Thrones – review

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Xbox 360/PS3/PC; £39.99; cert 15+; Cyanide Studio/FocusThere's a perennial problem that afflicts games based on popular TV series or films: they tend to be made to satisfy the greed of marketing men, rather than for any love of their subject matter. That, at least, is not an accusation that can...
Game of Thrones – review

Meet the Bibliomat: a homemade vending machine for old books (video)

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If you're mooching around for second-hand books, you probably give the bargain bin a very wide berth. Toronto bookseller The Monkey's Paw, however, wanted to jazz up the experience of selling unwanted literature, so it hired effects whizz Craig Small to design the Bibliomat. With the use of a...
Meet the Bibliomat: a homemade vending machine for old books (video)

From the archive, 11 July 1955: Reflections from a cab rank

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A taxi driver always knows where he is going; his big trouble is that he cannot get there and back quickly enough for the next jobEvery motorist is sure that his driving is above average and reproach, and a taxi driver is even more sure than most. He should be....
From the archive, 11 July 1955: Reflections from a cab rank
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Facebook to slash credit line by $1.5 billion, reflecting lowered tax obligations

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Who might be a bit bummed that Facebook’s share price has fallen? The United States government, which could see its checks from the social network be a fraction of what they might have been. Facebook’s decline in the market, down over 40% currently, has lowered the tax costs of employee...
Facebook to slash credit line by $1.5 billion, reflecting lowered tax obligations

Tighter privacy laws would only serve the rich and powerful | John Kampfner

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The report by MPs on privacy talks of the importance of free expression, but the measures it proposes fly in the face of thatPoor practice tends to get in the way of good intentions. During a meeting at the foreign office a few weeks ago, I gently reminded the decent-minded...
Tighter privacy laws would only serve the rich and powerful | John Kampfner

How would you change Lenovo's IdeaPad U310?

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Fussy about boot times, carry-weight or weak battery life? Then you probably gave Lenovo's IdeaPad U310 a wide berth. The thing is, aside from those flaws, it was otherwise a very solid Ultrabook for those whose wallets couldn't stretch to a premium model. We want to know, did you...
How would you change Lenovo's IdeaPad U310?

Red laser beams enable cyclists to create their own bike lane | Trevor Ward

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Do lights that project a bike lane on to the road really improve rider safety, or are they just bit of fun?If you've ever wished you could have your own dedicated bike lane for the whole of your journey, a new lighting system that's arrived in the UK from the...
Red laser beams enable cyclists to create their own bike lane | Trevor Ward

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit - review

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PS3/Xbox 360/PC; £9.99; cert 12; Arkedo/SegaNow that creating triple-A games requires similar levels of investment to making movies, we should all be grateful Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network offer an outlet for maverick developers with big ideas but little resources.And developers don't come more maverick than Arkedo, a bunch...
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit - review

CISPA: What's The Worst That Could Happen?

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) makes some very important people mad as hell, while other companies we trust with our personal info every day are cheering it on. Both sides paint a pretty gruesome picture of what happens if it passes or fails. But how bad will...
CISPA: What's The Worst That Could Happen?

Engadget HD Podcast 314 - 09.05.2012

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We have arrived. It is once again pro football time in America, and we couldn't be happier about it (if you have not registered for our official pick 'em league yet, you can do so here, password is EHD12.) But before you enjoy the Cowboys/Giants matchup tonight, we've got...
Engadget HD Podcast 314 - 09.05.2012
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How Google Fights "Bad Ads"

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Google is an ad company with a humongous technology stack. We don't always think of it that way, but Google's business is actually content, not technology. All that infrastructure is devoted to improving the delivery and relevance of the stuff Google shows us. Ads make the money, and other content...
How Google Fights "Bad Ads"
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