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Facebook Pulls Down WhatsApp From Windows Phone Store
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Just when you though that the things have started to fall into place for Microsoft’s mobile  platform, Facebook seems to have pulled down WhatsApp from Windows Phone Store. The messaging client is missing on Windows Phone 8 and the recently launched version 8.1. We discovered this issue just a few minutes back while testing the […]

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AT&T set to announce DirectTV buyout?
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“The deal is done” and will be announced Sunday, says a report. The purported buy is thought to carry a $50B price tag.

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Static Electricity Defies Simple Explanation
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sciencehabit writes: “If you’ve ever wiggled a balloon against your hair, you know that rubbing together two different materials can generate static electricity. But rubbing bits of the same material can create static, too. Now, researchers have shot down a decades-old idea of how that same-stuff static comes about (study). ‘[The researchers] mixed grains of […]

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Measles is the latest virus to be turned into a weapon against cancer
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A false color image of the measles virus. Arizona Department of Health This week, clinical researchers at the Mayo Clinic announced some promising early results from a clinical trial that turned a killer into a therapy: their work harnessed a modified measles virus to attack a specific type of cancer. A larger clinical trial is […]

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Apple And Google Agree To Dismiss All Direct Legal Action Between Themselves
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 Late today, Apple and Google announced that they have agreed to dismiss direct lawsuits aimed at one another, and will work together to help push patent reform forward. It’s a huge change for the two companies, which compete on everything from music sales, to productivity tools, to cloud storage, to mobile app distribution, and so […]

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Xiaomi Serves Up Apple-Flavored Mi Pad
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Xiaomi fired a new salvo in its attempt to compete with major names like Apple and Samsung as it introduced its first tablet, the Mi Pad. The 7.9-inch Android device — which has the same-size surface as the iPad mini — uses an Nvidia quad-core Tegra K1 processor and will be manufactured by Foxconn, cofounder […]

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2008 TechCrunch50 Finalist TrueCar Goes Public, Raises $70M In Its IPO
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 Today TrueCar, a company that was selected as a finalist in the 2008 TechCrunch50 event went public, raising around $70 million and gaining nearly 12% to end its first day as a public company at $10.06 per share. The company priced its shares at $9 apiece. That final price was steeply under its expected range of $12 to $14 per share. The […]

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Qleek Brings Your Music Back In To The Physical Realm
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 When I first heard about Qleek I was a little skeptical. You see, it’s a music player that uses physical, wooden blocks called Tapps to activate digital playback. You want to listen to some Jazz? Find the Coltrane block and stick it into the player. Want to listen to OK Computer? Dig out the block […]

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The Mobile Email App That Wants to Make Your PC Obsolete
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You know the feeling. You’re on a bus or sitting outside a coffee shop or walking down the street, reading and responding to email after email on your smartphone, and then you reach the point where your smartphone just doesn’t cut it. “I’ll deal with this when I get back to a real computer,” you […]

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