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Xbox One photo gallery May 21st 2013, 19:41
Check out this photo gallery to get a closer look at Microsoft’s recently-unveiled gaming console, the Xbox OneMedia files:
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Twitter snags patent for pull-to-refresh, swears it will only use it defensively May 21st 2013, 19:35
Twitter’s pull-to-refresh can be found in many mobile apps, and while Twitter was granted the patent, it assures that it will only be used defensively.Media files:
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Xbox goes after TV with the NFL, Steven Spielberg and Halo May 21st 2013, 19:34
Of all the news coming from the reveal of Microsoft’s Xbox One, the most surprising came from the TV side. Steven Spielberg is partnered with Microsoft on an Xbox-exclusive live-action Halo TV series and the NFL will bring games and exclusive bonus features to the console as well.Media files:
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The world’s most expensive pony: a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake fetches $1.3 million at auction May 21st 2013, 19:15
Standing as the fastest Mustang that Shelby ever built in the 1960s, the ’67 Super Snake is on prodigious beast but is it worth $1.3-million? We wonder. But fret not, we figure in 30 years after the pony car originalists drop off, the prices their cars fetch will as well.Media files:
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Apple satisfaction rating drops while Samsung rises May 21st 2013, 18:49
In a survey conducted by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, mobile leader Apple’s approval rating dropped more than 2 percent. Despite the drop, the company is still the leader of the pack.Media files:
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Double Check: You might be missing out on some spending green with those EV device purchases May 21st 2013, 18:15
A case involving a Seattle-area farmer highlights that with all the purchase rebates and incentives around electric vehicles, some people could be missing out on some cash when purchasing those green devices.Media files:
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Sherbourn is back: Check Out the SR-8100 7.1 Channel Receiver May 21st 2013, 17:34
Better known for its custom installation products, Sherbourn Technologies has just launched its Pro-caliber SR-8100 7.1 A/V receiver for only $800.Media files:
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Xbox ‘One’ pushes boundaries in hardware, graphics, and user experience May 21st 2013, 17:22
Microsoft finally unveils its next-gen gaming console, the Xbox One. Read on for a detailed rundown of the hardware and the basic facts released so far.Media files:
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Using Airbnb is now a crime in New York City May 21st 2013, 17:15
An Airbnb host lost his case in New York for renting his apartment through the service. Is this the end for Airbnb in the five boroughs?Media files:
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Rhode Island prepares to sell 38 Studios’ ‘Amalur’ IP May 21st 2013, 16:51
The state of Rhode Island is set to auction off 38 Studios’ intellectual property, including all materials related to the now-closed developer’s ‘Amalur’ games. A hearing in the state’s lawsuit against Curt Schilling and 38 is scheduled for May 22, 2013.Media files:
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Is the cursor dead? We ask the minds behind the viral ‘Do Not Touch’ music video May 21st 2013, 16:45
We chat with Dutch band Light Light and design studio Moniker about their crowdsourced vision of the impeding disappearance of the mouse cursor, as well as what the touchscreen revolution means for the intersection of design, tech, and music.Media files:
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New report says indie labels aren’t complaining about music streaming May 21st 2013, 16:31
Music streaming are actually padding the bottom line of indie music labels, according to a study by music rights agency, Merlin.Media files:
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Google+ app review: The social network you’re not using gets better May 21st 2013, 16:25
Google+ got a huge update on the Web earlier this week, and now the Android app is getting its own revamping. New photography and location features lead the way on this update to Google’s social networking tool.Media files:
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The Digital Self: Yahoo’s Tumblr buy shows how delicate our online lives are May 21st 2013, 16:15
Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr has raised outrage in a good many users of the simple blogging platform. But even those of us without a Tumblr account can learn a thing or two about how vulnerable our digital lives are when we rely on companies to maintain them for us.Media files:
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Spot the difference: 2014 BMW M5 gets minor facelift and Competition Package May 21st 2013, 16:15
The updates to the 2014 BMW M5 might be minor, but why mess with (near) perfection?Media files:
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Porsche to drop all-wheel drive from the 911 GT2 but add more ponies May 21st 2013, 15:30
Based upon the 911 Turbo S, the GT2 will feature 552 horsepower, a PDK dual-clutch transmission, and rear-wheel drive. Don’t fret if 552 ponies isn’t enough, a 620 horsepower RS variant is in the works.Media files:
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Dell’s sub-$100 Project Ophelia USB-sized PC ships this summer May 21st 2013, 14:18
Dell’s Android-based mini-PC Project Ophelia turns every screen with a HDMI socket into a computer. It’ll be rolling out to developers in July, then to consumers later this summer.Media files:
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Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV: the perfect $150,000 SUV for the apocalypse May 21st 2013, 14:15
This Ford Raptor-based utility vehicle definitely looks cool, but can it function in the real world as well as it does in post-apocalyptic fantasies?Media files:
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Rumor: Samsung to chose Intel Atom power for the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 May 21st 2013, 13:56
A rumor has indicated Samsung and Intel may team up for the next Galaxy Tab tablet, as a benchmark test has shown a tablet which could be the Tab 3 10.1 running an Intel Atom processor.Media files:
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Stop waiting for the future and drive it: Today’s EVs are good enough to buy right now May 21st 2013, 13:15
The majority of consumers believe electric cars simply won’t meet their needs but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.Media files:
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WWDC 2013 Rumor Roundup: What does Apple have in store? May 21st 2013, 12:15
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on June 10 in San Francisco. What can you expect to see? We take a look at some of the rumors.Media files:
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Meet Aiden Pearce, the star of ‘Watch Dogs’ and the future’s nightmare May 21st 2013, 12:15
We sit down to chat with Kevin Shortt, lead story designer on Ubisoft Montreal’s Watch Dogs, and get a sense of Aiden Pearce’s journey through the game’s future world “smart city” take on Chicago.Media files:
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Johnson Controls and OSU EcoCAR 2 project puts green tech in the driver’s seat (and the other seats) May 21st 2013, 12:15
Johnson Automotive Controls is the official seat sponsor for Ohio State University’s participation in the EcoCAR2: Plugging In to the Future project. But with the global supplier’s searing innovations ever make into mainstream?Media files:
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What my dog taught me about the new Surveillance State May 21st 2013, 11:15
Low-cost home security systems mean that we can now train our voyeuristic tendencies on our own family members, and even pets!Media files:
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AT&T to fix its confusing video chat app rules, promises all will work by the end of the year May 21st 2013, 10:43
After annoying many people who wanted to try out Google’s new Hangouts app using cellular data, only to find they couldn’t, AT&T has issued a statement outlining what it’s going to do over the coming year to fix its confusing video chat app rules.Media files:
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iPad 5: More talk of a thinner, lighter tablet May 21st 2013, 10:15
The design of the iPad 3 and 4 surprised many in that it was thicker and heavier than the iPad 2. With the iPad 5, however, Apple has apparently found a way to once again slim down and lighten its popular tablet.Media files:
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Rumor: Samsung preparing Galaxy S4 Mini, Mega and Active for imminent release May 21st 2013, 09:47
A trio of new Samsung phones have been rumored for upcoming release, and all three will use the Galaxy S4’s name, but likely not its high-end spec list. The devices are currently known as the S4 Mini, the S4 Mega, and the S4 Active.Media files:
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Checking out: Google to shutter Checkout in favor of Google Wallet May 21st 2013, 09:45
Google said late Monday it’ll be shuttering Google Checkout – its online payment processing service – on November 20. In a blog post announcing the news, the Web giant laid out a number of options for merchants still using the service.Media files:
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Boeing begins to restore image of Dreamliner with first United flight in four months May 21st 2013, 09:15
Boeing began its work to restore the image of its state-of-the-art Dreamliner aircraft Monday with the first United Airlines 787 flight in four months. The plane was grounded worldwide in January over safety issues regarding on-board batteries.Media files:
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Burglary suspects butt-dial 911, record themselves commiting crime May 21st 2013, 08:15
Definitely one of the quickest ways to get arrested, accidentally butt-dialing 911 emergency services and recording a crime from start to finish landed two California men in jail last week.Media files:
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