Monthly Archives: April 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 — it’s just a damn phone [review]

After a year-and-a-half on an iPhone 4S, I’m now on the current cutting-edge of smartphonery: Samsung Galaxy S4. I’ve used the phone for almost 3 days now. It’s good. I’m excited. Are there any ball games on tonight? Where was

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USGS estimates North Dakota and Montana have 7.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil reserves

The USGS says that the oil resources in shale formations of North Dakota, Montana and nearby states are 7.4 billion barrels which is double an estimate for the region made five years ago. The agency for the first time studied

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Our Google Search Autocompletes Are So Depressing

If there is such thing as an all seeing eye of the Internet, it would be Google Autocomplete. It takes in what we type into Google’s search box and fills it out with common searches. The results of Autocomplete can

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Telepathy One to go up against Google Glass in the wearable computer market

While it still remains to be seen exactly how many people will be willing to get about town with a wearable computer strapped to their heads, the market looks set to be a competitive one. Google got the ball rolling

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Social Commerce / Photo Sharing Network Lockerz Launching Ador, A New Fashion Site

Looks like Lockerz, the social commerce and photo sharing service, may be moving on to yet another chapter in its life. After laying off 30% of its Seattle HQ staff, closing down its San Diego office, and shutting down its

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FatBatt maximizes the life of your PC’s battery

Using your laptop on the move can mean having to dart from one power source to another. Whether you have a new laptop with a brand new battery, or an aging system with a battery that has seen better days,

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Apps for Finding New Tunes, with a Little Help from Your Friends

Twitter #music, EQuala, and Piki help you share and discover new music with friends, but they’re not all winners. I’ve been stuck in a music rut for a long time, listening to the same bands and songs over and over

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Walk The Floor With Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013′s Startup Alley

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013, there was a brand new batch of startups on display in Startup Alley, and we hit the floor this morning to check them out. There was a healthy mix, including the Italian pavilion  as well

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WATCHe We5S adds a mechanical timepiece to the iPhone 5

For some time now, the rise of the mobile phone has been seen by many as the death knell of the watch. Why, they ask, would anyone carry around a device that just tells the time when their phone can

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i don’t think there is anything remarkably better than the htc one, design-wise, though

i don’t think there is anything remarkably better than the htc one, design-wise, though iphone 5 is probably its equal, maybe a little better depending on your perspective. the lumias are impressive but probably just a notch below. i don’t

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ValueClick Founder Brian Coryat Raises $1.5M For Business Listings Startup ‘Local Market Launch’

Local Market Launch, a startup that helps companies manage the online presence of local stores, is announcing that it has raised $1.5 million in Series A funding. The company was founded by Brian Coryat, who previously founded ValueClick, an online

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thanks, friend Go to Source

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Viddy Co-Founder Chris Ovitz Lands At Mobile Gaming Startup Scopely

Viddy co-founder Chris Ovitz has landed at another buzzed-about Los Angeles startup, the mobile gaming platform Scopely. He used to head up business development at the mobile video startup Viddy, which shot up like a star on the Facebook platform

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Digg reader beta app arrives in June, survey results revealed today

Digg hopes to capitalize on Google Reader’s unceremonious execution, scheduled for July 1, and no last-minute reprieve from the governor appears to be coming. Today the social-sharing site released more details about its plans, including a timeframe for the beta

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Combimouse is both keyboard and mouse

While splitting a keyboard into two distinct zones may well make for more comfortable typing, especially for touch typists like myself, you still need to reach out to the side to grab your mouse and confirm onscreen actions. The Combimouse

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Could not agree more.

Could not agree more. Go to Source

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If Google Has Its Way, Someday Every White Guy Will Look Like This

Yep, it’s possible for caucasian America to be more annoying: just add a face computer. This Tumblr is doing a bang-up job of chronicling the new cyber-eyed vanguard of the nerd aristocracy. Luckily, not all of them will be in

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Google+ Sign-In tempts developers with better search reach

Some days, I look at Google and my mind’s eye sees Microsoft. This is one of them. Developers adopting Google+ Sign-In will get a big benefit in search results. The tie-in — to monopoly search — feels oh-so like Microsoft

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ZoomBoard allows for easier typing on smartwatch screens

We keep hearing about how smartwatches may replace – or at least augment – the smartphone, but how would you type on that tiny display? In some cases, where the watch is linked to a smartphone in your bag or

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A Motherlode of Cell Phone Data-Mining Research

At conference starting Wednesday, huge trove of research papers point to enormous possibilities, but privacy issues remain. Cell phones generate tremendous amounts of human mobility and other data that can be particularly useful in the developing world to redesign transportation

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