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A networking news frenzy ahead of Cisco’s Insieme launch

The networking world is in a frenzy ahead of Cisco’s Insieme launch on Wednesday. Insieme represents the networking giant’s response to the threat of …

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Social CRM Startup Nimble Launches Contact Widget For Gmail, Outlook & Hootsuite

Social CRM startup Nimble has been working on making connections between users a little more actionable, whether they happen via email or other social networks. Now it’s hoping to extend that power everywhere — or at least, into its users’ email — where they will be able to find detailed …

Target's trading $200 gift cards for any working iPad, even first generation tablets

Still kicking around a first generation iPad? Quit it. That tablet is bulky, old and four generations out of date. We know, new hardware is expensive - but Target is making it pretty hard <i>not</i> to upgrade. Until November 9th, the big box retailer is offering $200 in store credit for <i>any</i> iPad, …

EE pilots 300Mbps 4G in London, using LTE-Advanced Huawei router

The British mobile operator EE turned on a very fast 4G/LTE network in London on Tuesday, with theoretical maximum speeds of 300Mbps. The network is …

Android Gets Another Reseller: U.K. Startup Kazam Shows Off Seven Budget Droids For Europe

The Android OEM space has just got a little more crowded. U.K. smartphone startup Kazam, which is rebadging Chinese-made smartphones with a logo and adding a few after-sales extras to try and pull in the punters, has unveiled its initial line-up of seven devices, six months after being founded by a …

Spotify iOS app adds touring dates for artists, instant search w/ playlist & profile results, & new languages

The Spotify iOS app receives an updated today that brings a few new features along with version 0.9.0 of the iPhone and iPad app.<p>The first new feature is the addition of touring details and concert dates in the Artists view. It’s a feature that Spotify recently teamed up with Songkick to offer …

British Supermarket Chain To Use Face-Scanning Technology On Customers For Ad Targeting

British supermarket chain Tesco is installing a face-scanning technology in all of its 450 gas stations that will help target ads at customers who are waiting in line to pay.<p>The technology uses cameras to identify the age and sex of store customers. Although it has been described as being “like …

Lenovo pursued BlackBerry bid, but Ottawa rejected idea

Beijing-based computer manufacturer Lenovo Group Ltd. actively considered a bid for BlackBerry Ltd., but the Canadian government told the smartphone company it would not accept a Chinese takeover because of national security concerns, according to sources familiar with the situation.<p>Ottawa made it …

T-Mobile Adds One Million Customers in Third Quarter

T-Mobile said on Tuesday that it added a million customers last quarter, including 672,000 for its primary T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands.<p>John …

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The Intelligent iHome Cometh, If Apple’s Patent Ideas Come True

Home automation has never been easy or cheap, but new patents from Apple hint at a promising future for the tech.<p>Apple has filed a new patent in the U.S. patent office with the nearly incomprehensible name, “System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for …

Nexus 5 torn down, easily put back together again

There are few things worse than doing a full product teardown, only to find that, well, you're not likely to get that thing back in one piece anytime soon. By all accounts, however, it was pretty smooth sailing for the folks at <i>iFixit</i> when they took the new Nexus 5 to the surgical whitebox (one …

Cracking up: a brief history of BlackBerry's fall from smartphone dominance

BlackBerry is in dire straits. The smartphone maker was riding high in market share and profits just a few years ago, but it's now having trouble securing rescue money. It's yet again pinning its hopes on a new CEO who's tasked with saving a struggling industry giant. How did BlackBerry decline so …

Apple Preps Moscone Center With WWDC 2013 Banners [Image]

WWDC 2013 is ready to kickoff in San Francisco next week, and in preparation for the event, Apple has already started decorating Moscone West with WWDC 2013 banners.<p>The banner art shows the same graphics that Apple used on the official WWDC 2013 logo. the graphics appear to be a bunch of flat app …

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Dispatch For iPhone Integrates Your E-mail With All Your Other Apps

Dispatch is the iPhone e-mail client I have been looking for for years. It’s kind of like Drafts for email, only in reverse – the emails come in from pretty much any service you like, then you quickly triage them. Then, you send the results off to another app or service on your iPhone.<p>This last …

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Samsung and Jay-Z ‘close to inking’ $20 million sponsorship deal

Throughout his long and illustrious career in the music industry, hip-hop legend Jay-Z has been known to be a BlackBerry user. He even referred to himself as a BlackBerry Bold in one of the songs from his album <i>The Blueprint III</i>, which came out back in 2009. But times have changed, and if you were …

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iPhone 4 sales 'could be banned in America'

Apple says verdict that Samsung infringed a crucial 3G patent will not affect product availability<p>The US International Trade Commission banned imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2, but the ruling will not come in to force for 60 days. Although neither model is now a flagship …

The Galaxy S4 Active Is An Outdoor-Friendly Addition To Samsung’s Flagship Phone Family

After unboxing last week’s Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung is keeping the pedal pressed to the metal by announcing another new launch variant of its current flagship smartphone — this time aimed at users who want their device to be made of slightly tougher stuff. Iterating its portfolio in this way is how …

Audi hits up Inrix to add parking spot finder to Audi Connect dash systems

While there are smartphones apps that take some of the hassle out of finding parking, Audi's bringing similar time- and frustration-saving features to a different screen in your ride, through its Audi Connect infotainment systems. Announced at the Telematics Detroit conference, Audi is tapping …

Asus developing a 39-inch UHD monitor

TAIPEI -- Size matters for a display, and this Asus monitor caught our attention with its huge 39-inch screen size. Spotted at the company's Computex booth, this panel also features an ultra high-definition (UHD) resolution packing 3,840x2,160 pixels. However, it's still in prototype stage and will …

HTC One 'mini' reportedly shown in leaked photos

Rumors of a smaller HTC One made the rounds earlier this month, but it looks like some pictures of the device have emerged. Estonian site <i>Forte</i> has published 13 images of what it describes as a "HTC One mini," comparing the 4.3-inch device to the larger HTC One. The handset is rumored to include a …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review

Pros<p>Water and dust proof, powerful processor, hi-res screen, it takes pics underwater!<p>Cons<p>Not as rugged as its name suggests, bigger and heavier than …

eBay brings giant touchscreens to New York City storefronts, shop from the street with one-hour delivery

eBay is launching "Shoppable Windows" that will let people buy products and have them delivered within an hour, according to Retuers. The windows are actually giant interactive touchscreens measuring around 9 feet by 2 feet, and will be installed in the street-facing windows of a number of New York …

Plex now able to run on non-jailbroken Apple TV 2 & 3 via Trailer app

A neat hack called PlexConnect now allows the popular Plex media server app to run on ATV2 and ATV3 boxes without the need to jailbreak them.<p>There’s one little box in the living room which hasn’t been as fully compatible with Plex as we’ve liked, and that’s the Apple TV. There’s been a Plex client …

MOwayduino Are Mini Robots Designed To Get Kids & Kidults Playing Around With Robotics

<b>Update:</b> mOwayduino’s Indiegogo campaign has now gone live.<p>If you grew up in the 80s you might recall Big Track: a programmable kids robo-truck that could be made to perform a handful of actions, like moving a set number of units in a certain direction, firing a faux laser or tipping out the …

The New Samsung Victory Over Apple - What It Means To Cupertino

You may already have read that the ITC has awarded Samsung a victory in one part of the long running battle between Apple and Samsung over smartphone and tablet markets. It’s easy to become immune to new developments in this case, it’s been going on so long. But you’ll remember Apple’s victory in a …

Amazon and eBay just started a battle for the last major e-commerce frontier

In the past 24 hours, India’s incredibly weird e-commerce market got not one but two votes of confidence. Yesterday eBay said it will enter into a partnership with Snapdeal, an online marketplace in which it is already a big investor. The new deal will see eBay gain access to Snapdeal’s 18 million …

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