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Review: Transformer Prime; best Android tablet yet

Review: Transformer Prime; best Android tablet yet | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Asus Transformer Prime has several "firsts" for 2012. It's the first tablet to use Google's Android 4.0 software. And it's the first tablet to run on Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core chip. So does first equal best?
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Spray-on antenna revealed: best thing to come in a can since Easy Cheese (video)

Spray-on antenna revealed: best thing to come in a can since Easy Cheese (video) | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Ever found yourself without a signal and wished you could just spray one on like magic?
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iTunes Users Report Unexplained Account Hacks

iTunes Users Report Unexplained Account Hacks | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Many iTunes users are seeing unexplained purchases and changes to their accounts or gift cards. These reports date back to 2010, but Apple has yet to give details on the potential hacks.
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TechCrunch | For And Against The iPad Mini

TechCrunch | For And Against The iPad Mini | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Rumors of a 7- to 7.85-inch iPad have been swirling around for a long while now. We've seen reports get killed moments after they initially break, only to be sneakily resurrected weeks or months later.
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Tesla Motors Unveils Model X Electric Minivan/SUV

Tesla Motors Unveils Model X Electric Minivan/SUV | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors has introduced the Model X, its third electric car, and this one is an all-electric SUV.
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No Brainer: Comparing AT&T $125 4G Data Plan (white) to T-Mobile $30 4G Plan (red)

No Brainer: Comparing AT&T $125 4G Data Plan (white) to T-Mobile $30 4G Plan (red) | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

Shocking results of what paying 4 times as much on AT&T's 2-year contract for 5GB of 4G data with 300 minutes and unlimited texting buys you compated to T-Mobile's no-contract 4G Data Plan with unlimited data (5GB at up to 4G speed), 100 minutes a month, and unlimited texting. And these test results were using a 4G phone for AT&T and a 3G phone for T-Mobile.

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MacBook Air with Windows 7 review: the ultrabook to rule them all?

MacBook Air with Windows 7 review: the ultrabook to rule them all? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest: The ultrabook phenomenon is by and large Intel's and the rest of the PC industry's reaction to Apple’s MacBook Air. Just take a look at a lot of the designs and the features: the...
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Google Wallet Has Been Hacked Again, Now You Should Panic

Google Wallet Has Been Hacked Again, Now You Should Panic | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
That's twice. In two days. Yesterday, security firm Zvelo discovered a potential exploit against rooted phones. Today, tech blog TheSmartphoneChamp discovered how to accomplish the same feat on non-rooted phones.
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TechCrunch | Retina Ready: Apple’s New Year’s Resolution?

TechCrunch | Retina Ready: Apple’s New Year’s Resolution? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In a few weeks, Apple will unveil the next generation iPad, John Packowski of AllThingsD confirms today. If history (and carrier code) is any indication, it should go on sale shortly after that. Maybe even just a few days later.
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Apple to Announce iPad 3 First Week in March

Apple to Announce iPad 3 First Week in March | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Gee, I wonder what 2012 will be the year of ...
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Windows 8 on ARM kills the Windows software ecosystem | ExtremeTech

Windows 8 on ARM kills the Windows software ecosystem | ExtremeTech | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Up until now, Windows 8 on ARM has been exciting, but new announcements about software compatibility have killed one of the primary reasons for using Windows.
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Set Gmail as Your Browser's Default Email Client with a Simple Hack

Set Gmail as Your Browser's Default Email Client with a Simple Hack | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sick of mailto: links in your browser opening Outlook or Mail.app whenever you click them? You can tackle this problem with extensions or through other means, but Googler and HTML5 guru Paul Irish offers a simple, no-add-ons-required approach.
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Texas Jury Strikes Down Patent Troll’s Claim to Own the Interactive Web

Texas Jury Strikes Down Patent Troll’s Claim to Own the Interactive Web | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
TYLER, Texas — After threatening web companies for more than a decade, Michael Doyle and his patent-holding company Eolas Technologies -- ...

 

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$70 NOOK Simple Touch eReader Is Your I'm-Gonna-Reads-Me-Some-Books Deal of the Day

$70 NOOK Simple Touch eReader Is Your I'm-Gonna-Reads-Me-Some-Books Deal of the Day | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
I'm so full from the delicious sandwich I had for lunch I can't even think. All I see is prosciutto, mozzarella and red peppers. All I can smell is oil and vinegar.
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Spotify’s iOS app gets an update that doubles the stream quality to 320 kbps

Spotify’s iOS app gets an update that doubles the stream quality to 320 kbps | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Spotify has been a monster success since launching in the US, and one of the best parts about paying for a subscription to the service is being able to listen to music on your mobile ...
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Happy Valentines: AT&T to double cost of upgrading devices to $36 on February 12th

Happy Valentines: AT&T to double cost of upgrading devices to $36 on February 12th | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apparently the increased cost of AT&T's newly-reworked data plans isn't going to cut it: based on a supposed company memo provided to us by a friendly tipster, and now confirmed directly by...
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parislemon • To Catch A Hypocrite

parislemon • To Catch A Hypocrite | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
To Catch A Hypocrite Yesterday, Jason Kincaid posted damning evidence of VEVO, the online music video entity jointly owned by a few major record labels, committing piracy at their boozy event at...
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How Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler Ad Stirred Politics - Common Sense

How Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler Ad Stirred Politics - Common Sense | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The combination of a strong jobs report and an inspirational Chrysler commercial at the Super Bowl seems to have touched some raw nerves.
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Tesla Model X electric SUV unveiled

Tesla Model X electric SUV unveiled | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Electric car maker, Tesla, recently pulled the wraps off its latest creation – an all-electric SUV, minivan hybrid called the Model X.
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German court dismisses Motorola's patent lawsuit against Apple

German court dismisses Motorola's patent lawsuit against Apple | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Motorola suffered a setback in Germany this morning, after a Mannheim Regional Court struck down one of the company's several patent lawsuits agains...
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Phoning it in: the dirty secret of IP calling, and how it will change the phone industry

Phoning it in: the dirty secret of IP calling, and how it will change the phone industry | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Imagine you're watching PBS right now and Bill Nye The Science Guy comes on. Suddenly Bill Nye's disembodied head is floating across your screen, with 1s and 0s streaming in and out of his ears.
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What DON’T we know about the next iPad (besides its name)? | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

What DON’T we know about the next iPad (besides its name)? | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

"The next iPad will have the name “iPad 3,” according to the consensus of rumors, and it features a faster processor/GPU while remaining the same size as the current iPad 2..."

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Android Kernel Source Released for Touchpad

Android Kernel Source Released for Touchpad | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Android Kernel Source Released for the Touchpad
As a gesture of goodwill to the android community, HP has released some very useful information to the team working on CyanogenMod 9 for the HP Touchpad: a test version of the android kernel and...
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Google Wants 2.25% Cut of Every iPhone Sale

Google Wants 2.25% Cut of Every iPhone Sale | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google sent a letter to the IEEE stipulating it wants a 2.25% cut of sales for phones that use Motorola technology, including the iPhone.
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The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives (UPDATED)

The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives (UPDATED) | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
There are no hospitals in space. The closest E.R. is back on Earth, and astronauts can't exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin' by?
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