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Archive for March 27th, 2012

Google Voice + Sprint

Sprint’s reign as the only carrier to integrate Google Voice into its cell phone service could be coming to an end.

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White Lumia 900

Of all the big news that came out today, one little nugget that slipped by was the announcement of the all-white Lumia 900. “Leaked” accidentally a few weeks ago by Nokia themselves on their Facebook page, the glossy white beast had been expected to launch here at Mobile World Congress and sure enough it has shown up here on the floor.

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We like the Razer Blade, but evidently not as much as Rahul Sood. The gaming laptop evidently left quite an impression on Voodoo PC founder (and now partner at Bing), who lavished praise on the Blade for its “amazing craftsmanship, the quality of materials, unique ID, beautiful packaging, and the fit and finish” in a recent blog post.
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Alongside the launch of their new 1080p-capable Apple TV, the company also completely redesigned the interface of the Apple TV software, which now more closely resembles iOS. The design changes have not been without criticism, however, and according to former Apple TV engineer Michael Margolis, the design is actually five years old, and was discarded by Steve Jobs for being a “bad design”.Read more HERE

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The growing popularity of mobile Internet breeds a myriad of business opportunities for Chinese entrepreneurs, both domestically and internationally, but transforming those opportunities into profits takes time, industry insiders said Thursday.

Henry Yang, founder of the iResearch Consulting Group, said with an Internet population of over 500 million in China, the growth of internet users has slowed down during the past two years, while the number of mobile web users has soared.Read more HERE

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Coming to your bicycle: wireless braking?

Holger Hermanns wasn’t out to change the way people bike.

For the computer scientist, whose mission in life is to make things safer through well-prepared wireless systems, cycling is just a hobby.

But when he helped develop a braking system for bicycles that needs no cables and is operated by a sensor in the handlebar, the cycling industry took notice.

“This is a playground for us,” Hermanns told CNN by phone. “I never thought someone would be seriously interested in this.”

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Image and video files need to be delivered at a higher resolution to accommodate the new iPad′s sharper screen.
As with any high-profile product release, Apple’s new iPad device has been peppered with complaints since reaching consumers’ hands on March 16. Among them: that magazines look terrible on the iPad 3′s high-resolution display.The complaints were first brought to light by Tumblr blogger Jamie Billett. He pointed out that in the New Yorker’s iPad app, the text on some pages is rendered as HTML, and the text on other pages is rendered as an image (.png) file.

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