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Home Decorating Ideas That Work With Your Budget

One of the first things you need to consider when choosing home decorating ideas is how to combine them effectively. You can find great examples in print media and on the net at the right websites. These examples that you find will inspire you to do something on your own for your house. That is fine and well if you… (more…)

GOOGLE huddles with NFL for TV rights — BITCOIN boom in China — TWITTER shops IPO — ANDROID eats APPLE in China in Q2 — STEVE JOBS schools open in Netherlands

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Zombie scripts can attack at any time

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LG to start selling its flagship G2 smartphone in the US and Germany this month after Korea debut

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With Time Warner Cable Deal, CBS Seeks To Ensure Its Digital Future

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KeyLemon raises $1.5 million to make your face the password of the future

If you’re trying to figure out what might one day replace the password, follow the money. Switzerland-based biometrics authentication company KeyLemon has just raised $1.5 million in a Series A round. KeyLemon’s software lets users log into their devices using their faces, or more recently, their voices. At its core, KeyLemon takes advantage of two trends in computing today: the… (more…)

11 Handheld Game Systems That Time Forgot

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See you, Steve: 5 could-be, would-be Ballmers to consider

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Honey, they shrunk the Magnus!

Back in 2012 I reviewed Ten One Design’s Magnus minimalist magnetic stand for the iPad 2 and thought it was sexy, but limited. Ten One Design is now offering a smaller Magnus stand for the iPad mini. Instead of aluminum, this new stand is made of light weight ABS plastic with a soft rubberized coating. It’s designed similarly to the… (more…)

Vestiaire Collective Raises $20 Million From Condé Nast And Others To Fuel International Growth

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The Last Remaining Piece Of Original Twitter Is Gone

Twitter has transformed over recent years. The latest feature changes what the site is, and more important, who it’s really for. If you ask the power users, they’ll tell you that we started losing Real Twitter in 2010. This was a sort of golden age, not for the company, which was still taking off but not yet huge, but for… (more…)

Megaman creator reveals crowd-funded Mighty No.9, his new (familiar-looking) game

Keiji Inafune is a bit of a games-making legend. Co-designer of the original Megaman, not to mention producing both the Dead Rising series and multiple Resident Evil titles, he’s going back to his roots. Inafune announced at PAX this weekend that he’s working on a new 2D action shooter, Mighty No.9, that looks (and apparently plays) an awful lot like… (more…)

Modernizing the storage stack

Not that long ago, properly aligned storage tiers were created by hand, with fixed purposes for fixed applications. This is changing rapidly, as new methods of ensuring data availability, speed, and redundancy are emerging. Automated tiering has only recently become possible due to advances in processing power, storage types, and bandwidth growth. Add in the cloud, and the situation grows… (more…)

Check Out The Amazing “Star Wars” Posters You Could Get At Burger King In The ’70s

Yum. In 1977, the year the first Star Wars movie came out, Burger King ran a promotion where you could get a collectible drinking glass and a poster with your order. These posters are truly examples of rad design. Totally worth all the calories in a Whopper. space1970.blogspot.com space1970.blogspot.com space1970.blogspot.com View Entire List › Via space1970.blogspot.com Avnet Sun Microsystems Verisign… (more…)

Windows Azure Pack: Cloud app convenience meets in-house hosting

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Microsoft Surface naming debacle about to get worse

Have you ever had a helluva time explaining to an experienced Windows user that the Surface Pro runs Windows but the Surface RT does not? Grupo Iusacell Hon Hai Precision Ind Rackable Systems Emulex

Juicies Takes A Second Kick At The Kickstarter Can With Juicies+, Aluminum-Tipped Charging Cables That Won’t Tangle

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In case you need another reason to hate Google Glass

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Why Microsoft .Net failed

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Acer updates Aspire R7 with active pen and Haswell, brings touchscreens to the Aspire E Series

Acer’s announcing a slew of new products today at IFA, but it’s also updating a few existing models with a greater emphasis on touch. In addition to getting the mandatory upgrade to Intel’s Haswell processors, the Aspire R7 will now come bundled with an Acer active pen for use on the 15.6-inch, 1080p touchscreen. Given that the notebook offers four… (more…)

In case of IT emergency, break out the chocolate

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Why Microsoft .Net failed

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Watch Smartwatch Space For Continued Consolidation As Samsung Gears Up To Kick Off The Race

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The Top 8 Features of iOS 7 That Actually Matter

One of the best things about Apple’s iOS machine is how it churns out a new release every year that packs new features that most every old iPhone or iPad can use. Upgrades. You can count on something new from Apple even when you’re not standing in line to buy a shiny new iPhone 5S or 5C. Other manufacturers push… (more…)

Why Internet Companies Don’t Buy From The Enterprise Kings

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Someone to Watch Over You: London’s Recycling-Bin Spies

In June, Renew London equipped a dozen recycling bins in England’s capital city with technology to track people’s smartphones as they milled about the city. The devices went largely unnoticed until the appearance of an August article entitled, “This recycling bin is following you.” The piece set off a bit of a media storm as people realized their every move… (more…)

Does it take imagination to see beyond the Intel and ARM chip architectures?

Imagination Technologies Imagination Technologies’ tech has shipped in 5B chips. When there are two dominant computing architectures, with each of them generating billions of dollars in revenues for entire ecosystems of companies, is there any room for a third? That’s a relevant question today as Intel dominates the PC and server markets while ARM and its myriad licensees dominate mobile… (more…)

The wireless revolution’s forgotten victim: The phone itself

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Microsoft Surface naming debacle about to get worse

Have you ever had a helluva time explaining to an experienced Windows user that the Surface Pro runs Windows but the Surface RT does not? International Business Machines National Semiconductor Adobe Systems Arian Semiconductor Equipment

Washington Post report details how often security agencies break into other networks

The latest national security related revelation to come from the documents leaked by Edward Snowden is an account of how offensive computer operations work, and how many there are. The Washington Post reports that in 2011, 231 took place with about three quarters of them against “top-priority” targets, which its sources indicate include Iran, Russia, China and North Korea. Also… (more…)

A Typical Trip To Blockbuster Video Circa 1995

It’s a Friday night in 1995 and you know what that means! Time for the family to head to Blockbuster Video to stock up on entertainment for the weekend. Get in the car, we're going to Blockbuster! It's the moment you've been waiting for all week long. School is out and the weekend is finally here! Jump in mom's minivan… (more…)

Griffin PowerDock 5 Charging Station review

When you have a lot of gadgets, it can be hard to find a place to charge everything.  There are docks on the market that can charge multiple gadgets, but many of them seem to be just for Apple products.  What if you have only Android gadgets or a mixture various operating systems and types – phones, tablets, Bluetooth headsets,… (more…)

The Top 8 Features of iOS 7 That Actually Matter

One of the best things about Apple’s iOS machine is how it churns out a new release every year that packs new features that most every old iPhone or iPad can use. Upgrades. You can count on something new from Apple even when you’re not standing in line to buy a shiny new iPhone 5S or 5C. Other manufacturers push… (more…)

Quantum cryptography is the last, best defense

Quantum computing has long confused and challenged the best of us. You can read only so many technical details before your head explodes. Infocus Amkor Technology Trident Microsystems Sonic Automotive

Download These Apps for an All-American, Blue-Blooded Labor Day

Nothing compliments a good yacht waxing like a finely curated collection of smartphone apps.      Spss Cypress Semiconductor Silicon Laboratories Directv Group

Bye-bye Ballmer, hello open source? Microsoft’s upcoming options

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Nikkei: KDDI plans 220 Mbps cellular network upgrade for summer 2014

Think 150Mbps LTE-Advanced data is quick? KDDI could offer far more bandwidth next year. Nikkei claims that the Japanese carrier plans to upgrade its cellular network to 220 Mbps data as soon as summer 2014. Service would reportedly launch with an Android smartphone, and rely on new wireless technology; it’s not clear whether this entails a faster LTE-A variant or… (more…)

Light Flow Lets You Pimp Your Notifications

For years, manners have been defined and documented in easy-to-learn rules classed by geography and culture. For example, in some countries it’s acceptable to make abundant noises when eating, whereas in others, eating is a matter to be taken with the utmost seriousness and is performed in stony silence. Then along came the jangling cellphone — a very loud ringtone… (more…)

Takes Two to Text: Message Senders Could Be Liable for Distracting Drivers

A three-judge panel from the Superior Court of New Jersey’s appellate division has pushed the envelope a little further in defining who is liable for accidents caused by texting. Namely, the panel has established a new standard of responsibility and ruled that texters whose communications distract a driver and lead to an accident may be held responsible in civil court.… (more…)

The two guys most likely to succeed Steve Ballmer

The general consensus on Steve Ballmer’s imminent departure is that the Windows 8 fiasco spurred it. First Solar Sybase Millicom Intl Cellular Volt Information Sciences

Scout ID is a low-profile alternative to pet tags

Pet safety is paramount to those of us who own and love them.  Road ID agrees and so they designed the Scout ID, a versatile,low-profile pet ID tag. Versatile because its two rubber O-rings can be slid over virtually any pet collar, low-profile because it sits up against the collar, not dangling below.  Personalized text is laser-etched into the satin-finish stainless… (more…)

Microsoft needs your help to fix botched patch KB 2859537

Microsoft is actively asking for dead bodies — systems that crash after MS13-063 / KB 2859537 gets applied. Scientific Games Commscope Osi Systems Logitech International

Scout ID is a low-profile alternative to pet tags

Pet safety is paramount to those of us who own and love them.  Road ID agrees and so they designed the Scout ID, a versatile,low-profile pet ID tag. Versatile because its two rubber O-rings can be slid over virtually any pet collar, low-profile because it sits up against the collar, not dangling below.  Personalized text is laser-etched into the satin-finish stainless… (more…)

NoSQL’s real-time analytics, database consolidation entice enterprises

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Because Walking Saves Lives, Mobilizer Inc. Is A Startup That’s Aiming To Get Hospital Patients Moving

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Alt-week 08.31.13: We’re all Martians, Mega Drive music and reinventing the ruler

Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. Some things become obsolete, some things rise to live again. Two of our stories over the fold demonstrate new tricks from old dogs. The third? Just, y’know, suggests that we’re all actually from Mars. No biggie. This is alt-week. Filed under: Science, Alt… (more…)

BlackBerry Is A Failed State

What happens now that BlackBerry appears to be doomed? Just think of it as a country. Welcome to BlackBerria. Don’t drink the water. John Gara / BuzzFeed BlackBerry, as BlackBerry users know it, is finished. The company that was almost single-handedly responsible for the creation of always-on mobile culture but stopped short of winning the smartphone race is facing some… (more…)

100 top computer science students flock to S.F. for hacker Olympics (exclusive)

SignalFire 100 of the best college hackers from around the country are converging in San Francisco for the University Hacker Olympics (UHO). ReadyForce and SignalFire cohost the second UHO from Sept. 13-Sept. 15 in what they claim is “the most epic university hackathon ever.” Computer science students from 35 of the U.S.’s top engineering schools competed in a series of regional… (more…)

VMworld 2013: Networking and storage take center stage

VMware opens the VMworld 2013 conference in San Francisco this morning with a flurry of product announcements that both underscore the company’s leadership in virtualization and help to flesh out its concept of the <a href="http://www.info Hewlettpackard Itron Lm Ericsson Dlink

Photoristic HD for iPad is a great canvas for basic to semi-advanced photo editing

Photoristic HD for iPad is an editing app specifically for iPad that gives you a lot of the basic editing tools Adobe’s Camera Raw program would give you including white and black levels, luminance, split toning, and more. For those who use a camera kit with a DSLR and need to do quick edits on the fly, Photoristic HD is… (more…)

Facebook is testing Twitter-like trending topics on its News Feed

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Sim City for Mac release sees multiple issues [Update: Now resolved]

Sim City finally made its long awaited debut on the Mac yesterday, and we all hoped that things would turn out a lot smoother than when our Windows counterparts started trying to play. Sadly, it seems that may not be the case, as several reports have been flying around the Internet suggesting that it may have been as much of… (more…)

Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloaded nearly 25 million times (infographic)

PopCap PopCaps’s defense game in action. People seem to love their zombie-fighting vegetation. Developer PopCap revealed today that gamers have downloaded strategy game Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time (see our review) almost 25 million times. That’s after just two weeks since it launched globally for iOS devices on Aug. 15. PopCap says that’s more than the total lifetime… (more…)

11 Handheld Game Systems That Time Forgot

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Lighten your load with the ITS Tactical Skeletonized Water Bottle Holder

Hydration is key any time, but particularly while hiking, and even more particularly while hiking under a load.  The folks at ITS Tactical recognized this and did something about it.  They partnered with Zulu Nylon Gear to design and manufacture (in the USA) the Skeletonized Water Bottle Holder.  The result, as the name implies, is a minimalist reduction of the… (more…)

Use These Facebook Privacy Settings to Eradicate Over-Sharing

Facebook wants you to share as much information about yourself as possible. It wants your friends to do the same. After all, the more personal details you feed into the network, the less likely you are to pack your data …      Microsoft Bt Group Emc International Business Machines (Ibm)

As Ballmer Exits, Microsoft Inks Deal With ValueAct That May Lead To Board Seat

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloaded nearly 25 million times (infographic)

PopCap PopCaps’s defense game in action. People seem to love their zombie-fighting vegetation. Developer PopCap revealed today that gamers have downloaded strategy game Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time (see our review) almost 25 million times. That’s after just two weeks since it launched globally for iOS devices on Aug. 15. PopCap says that’s more than the total lifetime… (more…)

mophie lets you keep your iPhone 5 charged, and fashionable, with new spectrum colors for helium juice pack

mophie, makers of the juice pack line of battery cases for the iPhone, has announced new color options for their lower end helium model – purple, green, pink, blue, and (PRODUCT) RED. Dubbed the Spectrum Collection and inspired by waterfalls, sunsets, and pine trees, they’re jewel tone but matt finish and otherwise provide the same battery life boost as the… (more…)

Is This The Worst Tweet In History?

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