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Seiki's 39 Inch 4K Display

Seth Weintraub over at 9to5Mac ordered up a basic, super-cheap 4k display from Seiki, and put it through it's paces. He says he got what he paid for: $373. He said it was fine for viewing 1080p television content. But it left much to be…
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Tesla "Cheap" Model E May Arrive Early

Dayum! Tesla Motors chief designer Franz Von Holzhausen recently indicated to German auto website autobild.de that the $35k Tesla model E may very well debut at the Detroit Auto Show in 2015. This would be 1-2 years earlier than previously…
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Microsoft Adding Notification Center and Pseudo-Siri to WP 8.1

The Verge is reporting that the latest version of Windows Phone (8.1) will include a Siri-like voice-aware personal assistant, as well as a Notification Center type pane. It doesn't appear that the Notifications pane adds any functionality,…
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Glass Hunt for Google Glass

We're not sure how many "real" hunters will be wearing the upcoming wearable, Google Glass, but for the rest of us wannabe hunters, Glass Hunt for Google Glass is in public beta. Glass Hunt developers Derek Johnson and Jason Malashock have…
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Apple Supplier Pegatron Using Facial Recognition to Weed Out Underage Workers

AppleInsider is quoting a Wall Street Journal report that Apple contract manufacturer Pegatron has started using facial recognition technology to weed out underage workers. Underage factory worker Shi Zhaokun died last week of a non…
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2/3 of Americans to Own an iPhone by 2017?

That's the conclusion drawn by Asymco's respected analyst Horace Dediu.   Dediu states: [box style='info']"So we can suggest that at 90% penetration (approximately saturation) the iPhone will have 68% market share of users…
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How Smule's Jeff Smith Got a Ph.D.

TechCrunch's Anthony Ha has a interesting article on how Smule's co-founder and CEO Jeff Smith was able to run the startup while obtaining his Ph.D. in computer-based music from Stanford. [box style='note'] Smith recalled that during his…
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Kevin Rose Teases "Tiny"

Kevin Rose, founder of Digg and Revision3, and current Venture Capitalist at Google Ventures, tweeted last night about a blogging tool whereby a blogger's image appears behind his/her blog posts. The idea is that readers can glean information…
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Senate Moving to End Patent Trolling

U. S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has convened a meeting on Capitol Hill to address the widespread and ever-increasing practice of "patent trolling", where shell companies buy patent rights, then wield them against tech companies (and others)…
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Jay-Z Sued for Sampling By Sample Troll

Gigaom is reporting that rapper/NFL agent/Mr. Beyonce Jay-Z is being sued by what can only can be referred to as a "sample troll".  The rapper's 2009 hit "Run This Town" uses samples from a 1969 song, "Hook and Sling". The samples were used…