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Cyanogen goes from Android mod to legit startup with $7M from Benchmark

CyanogenMod is growing up.<p>Over the past few years, the custom Android ROM CyanogenMod (CM) has become the go-to tweak for Android phone owners who want updates faster, or who simply just want to get rid of the junky custom software from phone manufacturers and carriers.<p>Today, founder Steve Kondik …

iOS 7 downloads causing network outages at several school campuses, activation server failures

As noticed by BusinessInsider, Apple’s release of iOS 7 today is causing havoc for the networks of several college campuses and other schools where a large number of iOS device users are attempting to download the new OS. Some schools, including Ohio University, is even urging students to delay …

Android vs. iOS: The race has never been closer

The next stage of the smartphone wars has been set with the release of the iPhone 5S, which joins high-end phones like the HTC One, Galaxy S 4, and Moto X for the final battle — of 2013, at least. But in the big competition between iOS and Android, the choice is harder than ever, because the two …

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Nintendo goes flat with inexplicable $129 2DS handheld

Never let it be said that Nintendo isn't willing to experiment. Take the just-announced Nintendo 2DS — a cheaper version of its 3DS handheld console that does away with the 3D features and, more notable, the familiar clamshell form factor in an effort to hit a lower $129.99 price point. That's a …

Read Facebook’s ad sales presentation from April 2004, two months after it launched

Add this to the annals of internet history: Facebook’s presentation for potential advertisers in April 2004, just two months after the nascent social network launched at Harvard University.<p>Digiday earlier today published a similar slide deck from October 2004, which led us to this one from half a …

Surgeon live-streams knee repair with Google Glass

For the first time in the US, a surgeon wearing Google Glass transmitted video of a surgery, live from the operating room, to a colleague and students miles away.<p>Dr. Christopher Kaeding was the participating surgeon in the landmark moment, which occurred on August 21 during a routine ACL surgery at …

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Nintendo dropping Wii U price to $299.99 ahead of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch

The Wii U hasn't been selling quite as well as Nintendo might like, and come September 20th it's giving the new console's Deluxe package a $50 price cut that'll bring it down to $299.99. Earlier this month, Nintendo estimated that it had only sold 3.45 million Wii U consoles so far, after having …

How the Attack on NY Times and Twitter Domains Could Have Been Worse

Fair warning: The domain-hijacking attacks carried out by the Syrian Electronic Army against the New York Times and Twitter yesterday could have been …

Whoa: Parallels Access “turns” Windows, Mac apps into iPad apps

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Well known for its virtualization software, Parallels has a new product that effectively lets iPad owners use full Windows(s …

Foursquare’s impressive new Windows 8 app: Good for Foursquare, great for Microsoft

Foursquare’s new Windows 8 app may not be the biggest deal for Foursquare, but it’s huge for Microsoft.<p>With the app, which was officially announced in June, Foursquare takes some of the best parts about Windows 8 — the Metro interface, live tiles, global search — and creates something that’s …

Time Warner Cable’s new Xbox app won’t count against data caps

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Time Warner Cable launched a new app on the Xbox (s MSFT) 360 Tuesday that gives subscribers of the pay TV provider access to …