USAID’s ‘Cuban Twitter’ draws criticism, derision

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On April 6, 1960, a U.S. diplomat named Lester Mallory wrote a secret memo about Cuba. Subject line: “The Decline and Fall of Castro.” Make Cubans unhappy, argued the memo, which was a precursor to the U.S. embargo. Saddle them with “economic dissatisfaction and hardship.” They’ll sour on Fidel Castro….

Posted on: April 5, 2014 5:00 pm

Samsung Smartphone’s Anti-Theft Feature Falls Short Of Demands

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Samsung announced Friday that its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, will include new anti-theft technology, but the feature fell short of what law enforcement officials have demanded in their effort to reduce the growing number of smartphone thefts. Samsung’s new feature, known as Reactivation Lock, will disable the phone if…

Posted on: April 5, 2014 5:00 pm

Netbook 2-in-1: arriva il TYD 10,1″ con Intel Bay Trail e prezzo di 146 Euro

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Quando negli scorsi mesi si annunciava un’invasione di device Windows/Bay Trail a prezzi stracciati, molti di noi erano scettici; le novita delle ultime settimane pero iniziano a confermare sempre di piu questo trend, alimentato come di consueto dal mercato e dai produttoci asiatici. Proprio dalla Cina arriva il device…

Posted on: April 5, 2014 12:00 pm

Samsung Smartphone’s Anti-Theft Feature Falls Short Of Demands

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Samsung announced Friday that its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, will include new anti-theft technology, but the feature fell short of what law enforcement officials have demanded in their effort to reduce the growing number of smartphone thefts. Samsung’s new feature, known as Reactivation Lock, will disable the phone if…

Posted on: April 5, 2014 12:00 pm

Robot plays Threes perfectly, infuriates people who suck at it

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TeamColorBlind, a two-man indie game development team from Phoenix, Ariz., exposed how imperfect we are compared to our future robot overlords. The team programmed a robot to play Threes perfectly and they are streaming their creation’s exploits on their Twitch channel. Threes is a ridiculously addictive numerical puzzle game that’s…

Posted on: April 5, 2014 12:00 pm

Netbook 2-in-1: arriva il TYD 10,1″ con Intel Bay Trail e prezzo di 146 Euro

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Quando negli scorsi mesi si annunciava un’invasione di device Windows/Bay Trail a prezzi stracciati, molti di noi erano scettici; le novita delle ultime settimane pero iniziano a confermare sempre di piu questo trend, alimentato come di consueto dal mercato e dai produttoci asiatici. Proprio dalla Cina arriva il device…

Posted on: April 5, 2014 7:00 am

T-Mobile BlackBerry Fight: BBRY Pitches a Fit, Comes out a Loser

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As the parent of three primary school-aged children, I am all too familiar with schoolyard squabbles. They can be loud, they’re often a result of one kid overreacting, they escalate quickly and, more often than not, they leave everyone scratching their heads. Source: T-Mobile The very public spat between T-Mobile…

Posted on: April 5, 2014 7:00 am

The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead

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Crowley is the founder of Foursquare, the seminal social networking service that broadcasts your location across the net and serves you tips and deals based on where you are. This past February, the New-York-based startup boasted 40 million registered users, but it was facing competition from countless others including the Crowley…

Posted on: April 4, 2014 5:00 pm

Students build bots for FIRST Robotics Competition

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Students from across the nation are combining science, engineering and business skills to compete in the annual Bayou Region FIRST Robotics Competition happening at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner this weekend. The varsity sport of FIRST Robotics combines the excitement of a sport with the rigors of science and technology….

Posted on: April 4, 2014 12:00 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan criticises court ruling lifting Twitter ban

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April 3 (Bloomberg) — Betty Liu reports on the top news stories from around the world on today’s Global Outlook. (Source: Bloomberg) Reuters 2:11 a.m. CDT, April 4, 2014 ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticized a constitutional court ruling lifting a ban on Twitter, saying the “We complied…

Posted on: April 4, 2014 12:00 pm