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Movie theaters are about to get Twitter and Foursquare-focused pre-shows May 16th 2013, 19:45
Twitter and Foursquare are partnering up with National CineMedia to show pre-show ads in theaters of Hollywood trending tweets, and local search-based ads.Media files:
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VIDEO: Volvo revs up to debut something on May 17, but what? May 16th 2013, 19:15
Starring a number of popular Swedish DJs, Volvo’s world premiere scheduled for tomorrow has sparked more than a few ideas of what the Swedish carmaker might have up its sleeve. But will it live up to hype?Media files:
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Lenovo, Best Buy list Ideapad Yoga 11S for pre-order May 16th 2013, 19:15
Months after we met Lenovo’s Ideapad Yoga 11S at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, the company puts it up for preorder on its website and on Bestbuy.com. The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S is an 11-inch Windows 8 notebook with a hinge that lets you position it into four different modes.Media files:
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Google Hangouts SMS support ‘coming soon’ May 16th 2013, 18:45
SMS is the most-requested feature from Google Hangouts, and fortunately Google community manager Dori Storbeck says SMS support is coming soon.Media files:
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No need for the leaf blower just yet, but Leaf sales are growing stateside May 16th 2013, 18:15
With production moved stateside and a healthy drop in price, Nissan – makers of the zippy Leaf EV – announced it has sold a record 25,000 units in the U.S.Media files:
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How to stay anonymous online May 16th 2013, 17:46
You don’t have to be a secret agent or a notorious hacktivist to care about anonymity. Consult this guide to learn tips, tricks, and best practices for staying anonymous and keeping your online activity privateMedia files:
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The mysterious tale of Tyler, the Creator and his lost Instagram account May 16th 2013, 17:30
Rapper and provocateur Tyler, the Creator went on a Twitter rant about getting kicked off Instagram. What really happened?Media files:
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Microsoft working to bring standardized touch input to Chrome May 16th 2013, 17:08
The Microsoft Open Technologies group is trying to unify and standardize coding for pen, touch, and mouse inputs across all Web browsers. In particular, it is working with the Blink community to bring its standard to Chrome.Media files:
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Asus to finally release Transformer Book hybrid PC on May 21 May 16th 2013, 16:42
The long-delayed Asus Transformer Book Windows 8 Ultrabook-tablet hybrid will finally be available in the U.S. starting May 21, adding to the long list of Windows 8 hybrid devices out on the market today.Media files:
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HTC says no to Nexus-like version of the HTC One May 16th 2013, 16:38
The question of whether the Galaxy S4 running stock Android announced at Google I/O this week would start an industry trend has got an early answer from HTC, as it has said no to a similar version of the HTC One.Media files:
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Review: Abrams tweaks the loyalists and thrills the clueless with ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ May 16th 2013, 16:32
The latest Star Trek fantasy from J.J. Abrams weaves into an entertaining, yet uneven, pre-summer blockbuster. The Star Trek Into Darkness story feels disconnected from the core values of the franchise, and the writing swings too wildly between fan service and mainstream appeal.Media files:
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Google Wallet is getting a little easier and safer May 16th 2013, 15:34
Google Wallet is adding new features to its service, including money transfers via e-mail, an increase in loyalty card acceptance, and an easy online payment plug-in for merchants.Media files:
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Cheer up, Larry! Why the Google CEO’s rousing I/O speech rang a little false May 16th 2013, 15:20
Google CEO Larry Page has confessed negativity and lack of collaboration in the technology world saddens him. But let’s not forget Google can harsh some mellows too.Media files:
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If you thought Google Glass is dorky, check out what early prototypes looked like May 16th 2013, 14:05
It was a long process to make Google Glass look the way it does now, and after seeing these early prototype photos, you’ll be thankful that Google took that time to make it look like a real gadget.Media files:
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Bored of Instagram but don’t want to quit? These 5 apps can help spice up your photos May 16th 2013, 13:45
If you’re tired of the same old Instagram filters, here are some fun apps to inject something new into your pictures.Media files:
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The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe looks like it got dropped on its head – at least it has a V12 May 16th 2013, 13:15
Following last year’s successful Zagato Coupe, BMW and Pininfarina once again join forces to create the Gran Lusso Coupe, which looks pretty disappointing. At least it’s got a V12 under the hood.Media files:
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Mitsubishi to race i-MiEV Evolution II at 2013 Pikes Peak powered by high-density lithium-ion batteries *UPDATED* May 16th 2013, 12:15
Powered by new high-density lithium-ion batteries, the new Mitsubishi Pikes Peak racer should be faster than ever. Perhaps more imporantantly, the Japanese automaker plans to include the new battery technology in the all-new 2015 i-MiEV electric car.Media files:
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EA eliminates Online Pass from future games, citing customer feedback May 16th 2013, 11:49
Electronic Arts senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg confirms that the publisher is bringing its controversial Online Pass program to an end. Online-enabled games will no require players to enter a one-time use code to access multiplayer content.Media files:
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WeMo sensors now supports IFTTT on multiple devices May 16th 2013, 11:15
Belkin has announced that the WeMo product line will now support multi-device control via If This Then That (IFTTT) service, getting your home on its way to being smarter than ever.Media files:
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Hands on: Are Google’s new photo editing features a gimmick, or powerful software in disguise? May 16th 2013, 10:15
Despite Google’s amazing claims, its new additions to Google+ photography won’t take all the manual labor out of sorting and correcting your photos. We went hands on to put the features through their paces.Media files:
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YouTube Live now available to all channels with over 1,000 subscribers May 16th 2013, 10:15
YouTube creators operating a channel with more than a thousand subscribers can now sign up for YouTube Live, giving them the opportunity to put out live broadcasts alongside their usual content.Media files:
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How much? Samsung swipes 95 percent of total industry profits earned from Android phones May 16th 2013, 10:02
New research has put Samsung’s control of the global Android smartphone industry into perspective, as it’s estimated the firm took 95 percent of the profits earned through selling Android phones over the first quarter of 2013.Media files:
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Surface Pro gets May 23 UK release date, starts at £719 May 16th 2013, 09:45
Almost a year after it was first announced by Microsoft and just over three months since it hit stores in the US, consumers in the UK interested in the Surface Pro tablet will at last be able to get their mitts on the device from next week.Media files:
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Apple’s App Store reaches 50 billion downloads milestone May 16th 2013, 09:20
Downloaded an app onto your iDevice recently? If so, you might, just might – though probably won’t – get a call from Apple in the coming days telling you you’ve won a $10,000 App Store gift card for downloading the 50 billionth app from the store.Media files:
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ZTE Grand X2 launches, packs a 2GHz Intel Atom chip May 16th 2013, 08:57
ZTE has announced the Grand X2, a new Android smartphone in its expanding range of Intel-powered devices, and this one packs a 2GHz Z2580 Clover Trail+ processor.Media files:
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Belkin’s Dyle Mobile TV Receiver brings network TV to the iPad, no Internet required May 16th 2013, 01:49
Want to watch broadcast TV on your iPad or iPhone but don’t want to stream over the Internet? A new antenna from Belkin captures digital airwaves without the need for Wi-Fi or mobile broadband via the Dyle TV service. But is this setup better than Aereo?Media files:
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Google Play Books update adds ability to upload your e-book collection May 16th 2013, 01:43
There was no big announcement but Google has issued a major update to Google Play Books, allowing you to upload your purchased book collection. We think Google may have something even more exciting in store down the road.Media files:
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Porsche juices up the 918 Spyder to 887hp to take on Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 super-hybrids May 16th 2013, 01:15
Porsche is giving its plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder a power boost, which should make it even more of a threat to the hybrid supercars from Ferrari and McLaren.Media files:
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This Facebook app will tell you how many crimes you’ve committed May 16th 2013, 00:45
Your Facebook profile is full of violations, and this app by Amnesty International can tell you which ones warrant the harshest punishment.Media files:
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2014 Cadillac XTS gets out of the slow lane with 410 hp, twin-turbocharged V6 May 16th 2013, 00:15
The Cadillac XTS was never meant to be a performance car, but who doesn’t want more power?Media files:
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