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MIT micro-bots could make a lot of macro-jobs much easier

MIT micro-bots could make a lot of macro-jobs much easier

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing the world’s smallest chain robot, less than the size of a dime, designed to link up to others like them and shape-shift into a range of micro-tools. Put together, four of these machines, with a specialized engine and covered with rings and fittings, look like a tiny, [...]

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Twitter can’t display Instagram photos anymore

Twitter can’t display Instagram photos anymore

If you enjoy the ability to check out all the rich media directly from your Twitter stream, you’ll be annoyed to find out that it won’t work anymore for Instagram photos. The Facebook-owned social photo service disabled the ability to let Twitter display photos on its website and through its applications today, which Twitter has [...]

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EU imposes record $1.92 billion cartel fine on Philips, five others

EU imposes record $1.92 billion cartel fine on Philips, five others

Philips, LG Electronics, Samsung SDI and three other firms were fined a record 1.47 billion euros ($1.92 billion) by EU antitrust regulators for fixing prices of TV and monitor cathode-ray tubes for nearly a decade. The European Commission slapped the biggest penalty, of 313.4 million euros, on Dutch-based Philips on Wednesday. LG Electronics came in [...]

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Russia’s Mail.Ru Games expands in Asia as it teams up with social gaming giant GREE

Russia’s Mail.Ru Games expands in Asia as it teams up with social gaming giant GREE

Mail.Ru Games, the gaming division of the Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru Group, has announced its plans to release several titles across Asia Pacific in partnership with local publishers, including the gaming giant GREE. The agreement follows the news that GREE was teaming up with Yahoo Japan, as well as the company’s earnings report showing $467 [...]

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EC fines seven major electronics companies $1.92 billion over TV and computer monitor price fixing

EC fines seven major electronics companies $1.92 billion over TV and computer monitor price fixing

The European Commission (EC) announced today that it has fined seven major electronics companies — including Samsung, Philips, Panasonic, Toshiba – €1.47 billion ($1.92 billion) for participating in either one or two cartels that restricted pricing of CRT TVs and computer monitors. According to the EC, the seven international companies participated in “either one or [...]

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Nokia launches new 3.8-inch Lumia 620 Windows Phone 8 device, launching in January for $249

Nokia launches new 3.8-inch Lumia 620 Windows Phone 8 device, launching in January for $249

This morning at LeWeb in Paris, Nokia announced its new Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 620, offering a 3.8-inch display, 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of RAM and a 5-megapixel camera. The Lumia 620 will be positioned as the most affordable Windows Phone 8 device in the Lumia range, offering what Nokia [...]

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Rocket’s Amazon clone Lazada raises $26m to expand in Asia; Germany’s Summit is latest backer

Rocket’s Amazon clone Lazada raises $26m to expand in Asia; Germany’s Summit is latest backer

Lazada, Rocket Internet’s Amazon-like service in Southeast Asia, continues to bring in the cash after it landed a €20 million ($26 million) investment from German PE firm Summit Partners to expand its marketplace-based ecommerce site across the continent. The cash injection comes less than a month after Swedish retail giant Kinnevik invested $40 million into [...]

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Facebook unveils the top rated games of 2012: SongPop leads, six Zynga games in top 25

Facebook unveils the top rated games of 2012: SongPop leads, six Zynga games in top 25

Facebook is today revealing which are the top 25 best-rated games of 2012, meaning the games that received the highest star ratings from players, as well as engagement levels, over the course of this year. Not that the year is over already or anything, but you know. Notably, the list was compiled employing the same [...]

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With 150% user growth in one year, Twitter gets ready to open its new offices in France

With 150% user growth in one year, Twitter gets ready to open its new offices in France

Twitter is set to open new offices in Paris, adding to the six additional premises it already has outside of the United States. The announcement, made at the Le Web 2012 conference in Paris, will add to the social network’s existing international offices in Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Brazil. Katie Stanton, [...]

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Should Whales and Dolphins Have ‘Human Rights’? Their Lawyers Say Yes

Should Whales and Dolphins Have ‘Human Rights’? Their Lawyers Say Yes

Over the last several decades, researchers have shown that many dolphin and whale species are extraordinarily intelligent and social creatures, with complex cultures and rich inner lives. They are, in a word, persons. Now animal advocates are challenging society to follow science to its logical conclusion and give legal rights to cetaceans. In the next [...]

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Google+ trumps Facebook in customer satisfaction

Google+ trumps Facebook in customer satisfaction

Facebook may be more populous, but Google+ is better-liked. That’s the message from a new set of data released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Google+, the 1-year-old social network that pundits declared dead last year, ties Wikipedia at the top of the list of social media sites, with a score of 78 out [...]

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5 games to watch from Comic-Con

5 games to watch from Comic-Con

Editor’s note: John Gaudiosi is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Gamerlive.tv video syndication network. He’s covered video games for hundreds of outlets over the past 20 years and specializes in the convergence of Hollywood and games. San Diego (CNN) — Geek is chic these days, especially around the San Diego Convention Center. The worlds of Hollywood, [...]

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Judge now at center of tech rumble

Judge now at center of tech rumble

As Apple and Samsung escalated a multibillion-dollar war over one of the hottest consumer gadgets of our time, the tablet computer, a little-known judge did for Apple what the company couldn’t do on its own: She shut down the competition. The stunning move by U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh to temporarily order Samsung’s tablets [...]

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Voice Search Chrome Extensions – Search using Your Voice

Voice Search Chrome Extensions – Search using Your Voice

Voice Search, a Google Chrome extension provides a method to search by speaking. For example, just click on the microphone and say “kittens” to search for kittens. If you specifically want pictures of kittens, say “google images kittens”. Want to learn more about World War II? Say “wikipedia world war two”. The author of this extension [...]

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LG Electronics will Unveil the World’s largest FULL LED-backlight LCD 3D TV at CES 2011

LG Electronics will Unveil the World’s largest FULL LED-backlight LCD 3D TV at CES 2011

LG Electronics (LG) has announced that it will unveil the 72-inch LZ9700, the world’s largest FULL LED-backlight LCD 3D TV at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 starting January 6 in Las Vegas.   The LZ9700 gives viewers life-sized action with a beautifully crisp picture in both 2D and 3D.Fitted with LG’s innovative FULL LED technology, the LZ9700 is illuminated [...]

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The History of YouTube

The History of YouTube

YouTube, now one of the most popular websites in the world, hosting billions of videos and playing more than 2 billion videos every day was founded by three PayPal employees, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, in April 2005.Later it was sold to Google  for the sum of USD1.65 billion.   Here is an interesting infographic explaining the complete History [...]

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Interesting Facts About the Wild World of Robots

Interesting Facts About the Wild World of Robots

  Here are some interesting facts about ROBOTS. The first robot, called “THE PIGEON” ,  is said to have been constructed by the Greek Mathematician Archytas in 400BC which was powered by steam and it flew 200 meters The word ROBOT means – ” COMPULSORY LABOR” In 1979, first time a Human was killed by a [...]

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New MacBook Air -The Thinnest and Lightest Notebook

New MacBook Air -The Thinnest and Lightest Notebook

  Apple has released the next generation of Laptops called MacBook Air. It features all-flash storage, a Multi-Touch glass trackpad, a long-lasting battery with up to 30 days of standby time, and a high-resolution display. Now available in 11- and 13-inch models starting at just $999. Watch the new Macbook Air video and enjoy. Apple claims [...]

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Top 10 Most Expensive Cities to Live In 2010

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities to Live In 2010

Each year the Mercer survey draws on data from each country in the world to develop their Cost of Living Survey on the most expensive cities to live. Take a look at this infographic on the Top 10 Most Expensive Cities to Live in 2010.   In 2010, the Mercer survey ranked the top 10 [...]

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Apps that will be available on Google TV

Apps that will be available on Google TV

  Your smartphone has apps. Now your TV does too. Here’s a sneak preview of the apps that will be available on Google TV It’s been almost five months since Google introduced Google TV to the world at Google I/O, and now they are back with some more updates for it. For those who haven’t yet [...]

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Flickr reaches 5 billion photos

Flickr reaches 5 billion photos

  According to Media Culpa a blog that apparently obsessively tracks these things, photo-sharing site Flickr has hit the 5 billionth photo milestone by Sept 19, 2010  with the above, uploaded  by Flickr user yeoaaron.   Update: Kullin shares some of the methodology behind tracking the milestones. Flickr gives each photo a serial number and they have [...]

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List of Safest and Dangerous places in the world to use the Internet

List of Safest and Dangerous places in the world to use the Internet

During the last week of July, AVG researchers compiled a list of virus and malware attacks by country picked up by AVG security software. They have compiled data from over 127 million computers in 144 countries to determine the incidence rates of virus attacks by country. List of Safest and Dangerous places in the world to use [...]

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How Many Servers Does Your Host Have?

How Many Servers Does Your Host Have?

A recent infographic on Intect shines a bright light on a statistic many hosts would like to keep secret: the number of servers they operate. Whether they fear they might be seen as too small or too large, many hosts keep this information buried. However, Intec was able to compile numbers on 15 of the [...]