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The winners of the 2013 Engadget Awards -- Readers' Choice

The winners of the 2013 Engadget Awards -- Readers' Choice | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Well, the results are in -- first you nominated your favorite gadgets from 2013, then you voted on the most popular picks. Not to overanalyze the results
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Samsung's Gear Fit to cost $199

Samsung's Gear Fit to cost $199 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
AT&T just announced that it will start taking pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy S5 tomorrow. The high-profile Android flagship will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. AT&T says Samsung's latest...
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Getty Images blows the web’s mind by setting 35 million photos free (with conditions, of course)

Getty Images blows the web’s mind by setting 35 million photos free (with conditions, of course) | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With lots of people on the web are using its images without credit or payment, Getty is betting that allowing broader free use can help the bottom line more than it harms it. But watch out: Ads may be on the way.
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AT&T, T-Mobile rejigger service plan prices again. $T $TMUS

AT&T, T-Mobile rejigger service plan prices again. $T $TMUS | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
AT&T and T-Mobile have rejiggered the prices of their service plans again, extending a period of unusual volatility.
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These Futuristic Villas Would Produce More Energy Than They Consume

These Futuristic Villas Would Produce More Energy Than They Consume | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It's sort of an environmentalist's dream. Forty-five gorgeous villas built on a wasteland that are so impossibly eco-friendly that they produce more energy than they consume in a given year. Ideal as it sounds, Vincent Callebaut has designed just that.
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Daily Report: Mixed Responses at Microsoft to Rise of New Strategy Chief

Daily Report: Mixed Responses at Microsoft to Rise of New Strategy Chief | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Mark Penn has spent years spinning for politicians. Now his own career is the subject of spin at Microsoft, where he has been named chief strategy officer.
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Google's 'Projected Mode' in-car system possibly leaked by Mercedes-Benz

Google's 'Projected Mode' in-car system possibly leaked by Mercedes-Benz | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Job adverts aren't most reliable way to hear about new technology, but interesting ones do crop up from time to time, and that's why our eyes are drawn
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Brings Selective Refocus to Android - Reviewed.com Cameras

Samsung Galaxy S5 Brings Selective Refocus to Android - Reviewed.com Cameras | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Lytro-like capability highlights the S5's mobile photography prowess.
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Is Microsoft Working on a Free Version of Windows 8.1?

Is Microsoft Working on a Free Version of Windows 8.1? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Microsoft may be ready to make Windows 8.1 holdouts an offer they can't refuse: a free upgrade.
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Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is | TechCrunch

Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is | TechCrunch | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know exactly what happens to a message once you send it? Maybe a handful. Up..
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Tesla Announces Game-Changing 'Gigafactory'

Tesla Announces Game-Changing 'Gigafactory' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors announced on Wednesday its plans to build a "Gigafactory" to produce lithium-ion battery cells.
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​House passes bill that legalizes phone unlocking, with a frustrating caveat

​House passes bill that legalizes phone unlocking, with a frustrating caveat | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Still unsure where unlocking your mobile device falls under the eyes of the law? Legislation just passed through the US House of Representatives that
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How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
I had a rare Twitter username, @N. I’ve been offered as much as $50,000 for it. As of today, I no longer control @N. I was extorted into giving it up.
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Auto dealers fire back at Tesla CEO: 'This Musk guy, he wants all the profits for himself'

Auto dealers fire back at Tesla CEO: 'This Musk guy, he wants all the profits for himself' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Last week, New Jersey announced that it would begin enforcing a ban on the direct sale of automobiles by manufacturers, a change that will cripple electric-vehicle maker Tesla’s business in that...
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ALERT: Never Trust a Copier | PIAF Forum

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Must watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCKr5WgVVN8

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Getty Images Gives Free Access to 35 Million of Their Stock Images

Getty Images Gives Free Access to 35 Million of Their Stock Images | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Global leader in stock imagery Getty Images recently announced that 35 million photos will now be available for free.
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'Internet of Things?' Cisco Can't Secure Things Already Here

'Internet of Things?' Cisco Can't Secure Things Already Here | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Cisco's push for "connected everything" will be a hard sell if we keep hearing about bugs in its networking products.
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Google Docs To Get an Awesome New Feature: Voice-to-Text Dictation

Google Docs To Get an Awesome New Feature: Voice-to-Text Dictation | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google Docs is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. When it all started, it was struggling to keep up with the juggernaut that is Microsoft Office. B
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I hope it's a lot better than Dragon,
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Apple's CarPlay puts iOS on your dashboard

Apple's CarPlay puts iOS on your dashboard | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
As was rumored on Friday, Apple is today finally ready to launch a new iPhone integration setup for car infotainment systems. Calling it CarPlay, the Cupertino company claims it's "designed from...
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Apple's 'iOS in the car' said to be launching next week with cars from Ferrari, others

Apple's 'iOS in the car' said to be launching next week with cars from Ferrari, others | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It's been more than eight months since Apple first previewed iOS in the car, a system designed to put Apple's Siri, Maps, and other services in automobile dashboards. And now that vision could be...
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At Apple shareholder’s meeting, Tim Cook tells off climate change deniers

At Apple shareholder’s meeting, Tim Cook tells off climate change deniers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
“If you want me to do things only for ROI reasons, you should get out of this stock."
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RSAC: FBI Director Comey Outlines Vision For a More Secure America

RSAC: FBI Director Comey Outlines Vision For a More Secure America | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Cooperation from industry said to be crucial in defeating hackers, data thieves, and cybercrime in general. Industry remains skeptical of government meddling.
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Boeing Unveils Super-Secure Android Smartphone

Boeing Unveils Super-Secure Android Smartphone | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Plane manufacturer Boeing takes the wraps off the 'Boeing Black' -- an extra-secure Android device designed for government-level "missions."
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The internet is f*cked

The internet is f*cked | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe...
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Goophone took just two days to rip off the Galaxy S5

Goophone took just two days to rip off the Galaxy S5 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Goophone's a bit like a covers band that just happens to make knock-off smartphones. Not content with just plundering better artists' catalogs, the
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It's almost as if Goophone has access to internal information. :-)

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