How Facebook’s New Swedish Data Center Is Like Your Ikea Bed

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If you’ve ever bought a bookshelf or a chest of drawers or a bunk bed from Ikea, you know the trick. Somehow, the Swedish furniture maker stuffs your new chest of drawers into a handful of relatively small, thin boxes you can easily push into the back of your car….

Posted on: March 9, 2014 5:00 pm

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry fielded a $150 million payroll last season …

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Boston Red Sox owner John Henry fielded a $150 million payroll last season, while the Marlins spent just $36 million. (Michael Ivins/Getty) Miami Marlins team executives were “outraged” Thursday over the lineup the Boston Red Sox fielded in a spring training game between the clubs. The Marlins implemented “super premium” pricing…

Posted on: March 9, 2014 5:00 pm

LG’s G Flex: Is a curved smartphone screen innovation or desperation? (review)

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Curved smartphone screens are going to be the next hot thing if you believe the likes of Samsung and LG. The two Korean electronics companies have recently rolled the first curved-screen smartphones out to market. These devices will likely serve as precursors to phones with truly flexible displays. (Imagine a…

Posted on: March 9, 2014 12:00 pm

Twitter Pays $36 Million to Avoid IBM Patent Suit

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Twitter wants to reform the patent system. But for the moment, it’s still paying big bucks to avoid the kind of software patent lawsuits that have become all too common in recent years. According to documents filed with with the Securities Exchange Commission, Twitter has paid IBM $36 million for The…

Posted on: March 9, 2014 7:00 am

Banjo updates mobile apps to create TiVO for social media

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Banjo has released an update today for its Android and iOS applications as well as a brand new website that brings a new feature called “Rewind.” The new feature allows users to pinpoint a specific time during an event to view the updates and experiences of others at that moment,…

Posted on: March 8, 2014 5:00 pm

10 things your iPad can do with a little extra help

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The App Store has allowed a wide range of talented developers to think of new ways that people can use the Apple’s iPad to make people’s day-to-day lives better. But sometimes in order to be useful, your iPad needs a little help from an external accessory to extend and enhance…

Posted on: March 8, 2014 5:00 pm

Pebble’s smartwatch app store finally comes to Android

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iOS users had a bit of a head start in receiving access to the new Pebble application store. Thankfully, the Android crowd won’t have to wait for this feature any longer, since what’s known as Pebble 2.0 is, at long last, available on Google’s platform. Sure, it took weeks and Comments…

Posted on: March 8, 2014 5:00 pm

Idaho to Reimburse Schools that Skipped WiFi Contract

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BOISE Idaho school districtsthat opted not to join a controversial statewide contract for high school WiFi services should qualify for state money for their own WiFi networks, state lawmakers decided Friday. On a 15-5 vote, the Legislature’s joint budget committee agreed not only to start reimbursing districts that went out…

Posted on: March 8, 2014 12:00 pm

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley: buyout offers are coming in, but we’re not selling

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Over the past couple of years Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley has made some pretty big changes to the way his company operates. What was once the place people went to see where their friends had been is now where they go for local information. And while it might not be…

Posted on: March 8, 2014 12:00 pm

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6: iPhone 5s compared with expected iPhone 6 design …

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The iPhone 5s has been available to buy for more than six months now, so it’s not surprising that everyone’s talking about what to expect from the iPhone 6. Here, we’ve used the most viable speculation and rumours from around the web to compare the iPhone 5s’s specs, features and Before…

Posted on: March 7, 2014 5:00 pm