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Powertraveller silverback-gorilla portable power pack runs a laptop all day

In its travels, portable power system manufacturer Powertraveller says that it’s come across the question many times: “Can you make a battery with enough charge to run a laptop all day?” It now has an answer. The silverback-gorilla is its

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Does Microsoft have a developer crisis?

The web is now the next great application development platform. Webkit is by far the most popular development “platform” among the web development community. Many are calling for Microsoft to ditch Trident (the rendering engine in Internet Explorer) and replace

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BlabDroid robots want to interact with us humans

Sure, robots do all kinds of useful work from exploring Mars to imitating baby sea turtles, but when was the last time you had a conversation with one? Developed by artist Alexander Reben and filmmaker Brent Hoff, BlabDroid is a

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Watch a Woman from the 1990s Explain What a Computer Is

One of the things that will never fail to make me happy: seeing people stuck in time explain what modern day technology is. Kim Komando hosted an educational series about computer and explains the basics of its hardware, DOS, Microsoft

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Live! from! Yahoo! it’s! Saturday! Night!

So, is Yahoo trying to become a media company again? It’s question to ask as former Googler and current CEO Marissa Mayer snags an exclusive distribution deal for Saturday Night Live. Late last night, Mayer announced the agreement, with Broadway

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After Launching #Music, Kevin Thau Becomes Latest Employee To Leave Twitter For Biz Stone’s Jelly

Less than one week after Twitter Music’s launch, Kevin Thau, the man responsible for the standalone app, is leaving the company to become COO of Jelly, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s mysterious, mobile-focused startup, according to AllThingsD. Thau will be the

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Soluto Brings Web-Based PC Management To Small Business, Ranks The Best Windows Laptops For SMBs (It’s A Mac)

Over the last few years, Israeli IT startup Soluto has morphed from simply being PC software that helps users run diagnostics on their hard drives, to a web-based platform that aims to turn you into a one-person Help Desk. In

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When your laptop’s running hot, GOrb II plays it cool

Where the first generation of Thermaltake’s GOrb portable cooler merely lifted the back of a laptop to give the underside some room to breathe, the new GOrb II sports 70 mm (2.75 in) fans running at 2200 RPM to stop

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Sony’s Cyber-shot HX50V claims smallest and lightest 30x zoom crown

Given the ubiquitous nature of smartphones and the ever-increasing megapixel count of their onboard camera sensors, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the compact digital camera may have snapped its very last snap. Sony believes that its new Cyber-shot HX50V

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Canvas furniture – it’s art you can sit on

All those who regularly entertain guests in their homes will have surely encountered the problem of never having enough seating to accommodate everybody present. There is no easy way around the problem, other than keeping a stock of extra chairs

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Google’s Got A Problem. Search Ads Aren’t Just For Search Engines Anymore

The juggernaut that is search advertising grew so popular and lucrative because it offered businesses the ability to reach and persuade people with true purchase intent. But now keyword targeting is available on Twitter and Facebook, which could loosen Google’s stranglehold

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Yahoo! Japan Injects $20M Into Softbank Capital’s Early-Stage Technology Fund ’10

Today SoftBank Capital, the NY-based venture arm of Japan’s largest wireless provider Softbank Corp., has strengthened its ties to Japan even further, announcing that Yahoo! Japan will be injecting $20 million into SoftBank’s early-stage Technology Fund ’10. The $20 million

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T-Mobile USA struts out HTC One

HTC One gets no respect, and that’s not right. We’ve written stories up the river and down to the sea about Samsung Galaxy S4, and little about its rival. My colleague Mihaita Bamburic posts about the smartphone’s arrival on T-Mobile

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Alert the kids! Ice Age arrives on Windows Phone 8

I find that having children is an excellent excuse for watching movies like Ice Age, Up, Cars and more. After all, I would feel a bit silly watching those flicks on my own, as I do with scary movies like

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Oprah Winfrey, Book Critic

Book clubs are now thought of as self-involved and staid, and as the most visible and popular example, Oprah’s Book Club has been criticized along similar lines. But it’s not clear that the Book Club itself fits neatly into any

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Momentum and Gay Marriage, from Paris to SCOTUS

The French Parliament gave final approval to same-sex marriage on Tuesday, making France the fourteenth country in the world to have equal marriage rights nationwide. With a population of sixty-five million, it becomes the… Go to Source

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Microsoft can’t wait until E3 to show off the next Xbox

During the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Microsoft set up a countdown clock to the E3 game show in Los Angeles. Major Nelson (aka Larry Hryb) posted the timer, and, being Mr. Xbox, led to lots of speculation that’s when

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Amazon making a TV set-top box?

Amazon doesn’t make many hardware products. But the devices it has focused on – ahem, Kindle – have done extremely well. According to a new report, we’ll soon be able to add another Amazon gizmo to that list, as the

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What is Bing’s China problem?

A few weeks ago, while doing a bit of research for a story, I had occasion to visit the Bing search page. More importantly to this article, it was the Chinese version of Bing. Over the following days I forgot

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Satellite Imagery Company Skybox Teams Up With MapBox For Analysis And Annotation Of Data

Google isn’t the only company working on mapping out the entire world with satellite imagery and detailed information about every nook and cranny in the universe. Two companies are teaming up to create publishable information on your site or news

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