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Malware warnings ripple across the web just five days after last major incident

Malware warnings ripple across the web just five days after last major incident | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Several high-profile websites have been affected today by malware notices in Google Chrome, including The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Verge, DeviantArt, and even Google's own...
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Incoming! Microsoft Launching Another Pathetic Smear Campaign Against Google

Incoming! Microsoft Launching Another Pathetic Smear Campaign Against Google | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Microsoft is back harping on Gmail, starting a national campaign to scare people about privacy.
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These Weird Searches Make Google Return Nothing But Porn

These Weird Searches Make Google Return Nothing But Porn | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In a way, Google already is a porn machine; it is what you make of it.
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Gives new meaning to "New Math."

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The Chromebook Pixel with 2560×1700 touchscreen: Is the world ready for an expensive, browser-based laptop? | ExtremeTech

The Chromebook Pixel with 2560×1700 touchscreen: Is the world ready for an expensive, browser-based laptop? | ExtremeTech | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Early this week, a video of the Chromebook Pixel leaked onto the internet.
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Pebble Addresses Early iOS Bluetooth, Android Fragmentation Issues, And Battery Issues | TechCrunch

Pebble Addresses Early iOS Bluetooth, Android Fragmentation Issues, And Battery Issues | TechCrunch | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Pebble, the smart watch that set the world on fire with its Kickstarter project, is already encountering a few growing pains as its device begins to trickle out to the earliest backers.
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Microsoft Surface Pro Review: Too Much Future?

Microsoft Surface Pro Review: Too Much Future? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Microsoft Surface was the biggest new tech of 2012. Its first iteration—Surface RT, a confusingly named and marketed tablet-with-a-keyboard—bombed.
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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone or iPad

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone or iPad | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
So you must have heard about jailbreaking by now. Maybe you already hopped right on the long-awaited iOS 6.1 jailbreak for iPhone 5, or maybe jailbreaking is just something you're vaguely aware of.
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Google funds Raspberry Pi computers

Google funds Raspberry Pi computers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Some 15,000 Raspberry Pi microcomputers are to be donated to schools around the UK by Google as part of a push to improve computer science skills.
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PIONEERS: PIAF-Purple, Incredible PBX, and Incredible Fax AMI for Amazon EC2

PIONEERS: PIAF-Purple, Incredible PBX, and Incredible Fax AMI for Amazon EC2 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

Come and get it...

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Remote Root access vulnerability in Routers with Broadcom chipsets

Remote Root access vulnerability in Routers with Broadcom chipsets | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
DefenseCode researchers have discovered a critical security vulnerability that allows remote unauthenticated attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code under root privileges in the UPnP
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The 5 worst Super Bowl commercials of 2013

The 5 worst Super Bowl commercials of 2013 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Go Daddy, Doritos and Volkswagen were among the advertisers who lost their mojo.
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Samsung didn't willfully infringe Apple patents, judge decrees

Samsung didn't willfully infringe Apple patents, judge decrees | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
U.S. District Court Judge overturns jury's findings that Samsung knowingly infringed on five Apple patents.
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Microsoft's Ballmer disses Dropbox as a 'little startup'

Microsoft's Ballmer disses Dropbox as a 'little startup' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With Office 2013 able to save files directly to SkyDrive, Microsoft's CEO dismisses his cloud-based-rival in an interview with BusinessWeek. Read this article by Lance Whitney on CNET News.
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After Living With BlackBerry 10, I Went Back To Android

After Living With BlackBerry 10, I Went Back To Android | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
After attempting to live with BlackBerry 10, ReadWrite mobile editor Dan Rowinski throws in the towel and moves back to Android.
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The VoIP Packet of Death

The VoIP Packet of Death | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Kristian Kielhofner. Photo: Star2Star When Kristian Kielhofner first heard that his company's new servers were crashing last summer, he worried that he
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And it all started with a single packet of data from a Yealink SIP-T22P. Yikes!

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Woz: Apple now 'somewhat behind'

Woz: Apple now 'somewhat behind' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak declares that when it comes to smartphone features, the company had better get smarter. Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
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Dell's downward spiral: 10 years of failed consumer devices

Dell's downward spiral: 10 years of failed consumer devices | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It's no secret why Dell's struggling so badly it just took a $2b loan from Microsoft and bought itself back from shareholders to become a private company: after more than a decade of effort, the...
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GoDaddy Scores Big With Nerd Kiss Super Bowl Ad

GoDaddy Scores Big With Nerd Kiss Super Bowl Ad | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
As it turns out, when a beautiful supermodel kisses a computer geek, big sales follow.
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Fed Economists Urge Abolition of Patents

Fed Economists Urge Abolition of Patents | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Two economists at the St.Louis Federal Reserve published a paper arguing to abolish the American patent system, saying there's "no evidence" patents improve productivity and that they have a "negative" effect on "innovation."...
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Can't come too soon!

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Dell goes private in $24.4 billion deal, including $2 billion loan from Microsoft

Dell goes private in $24.4 billion deal, including $2 billion loan from Microsoft | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Dell has officially closed a buyout of the company, taking the company off the publicly-traded stock market and into private hands. The deal is being financed by cash and equity from CEO Michael...
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Amazon Drops Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Amazon Drops Kindle Fire HD 8.9 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Amazon is once again offering a discount on its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, shaving $30 off the Wi-Fi version and $50 off the 4G LTE tablet.
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When Will the Rest of Us Get Google Fiber?

When Will the Rest of Us Get Google Fiber? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google may choose to expand its service, but there’s no incentive for established players to come up to speed.
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Cable Companies’ Big Internet Swindle | Free Press

Cable Companies’ Big Internet Swindle | Free Press | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Most people agree: They pay their cable company too much money. Not only is this view widely held, it’s also backed up by hard numbers.
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Thank your elected officials for letting these jerks set up local monopolies with 70% and higher profit margins.

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BlackBerry's New Z10 and Q10 Phones: The Specs | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

BlackBerry's New Z10 and Q10 Phones: The Specs | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Research In Motion has officially been rebooted. RIM has be renamed as BlackBerry and two new phones will attempt to reintroduce the brand to the world: the Z10 and the Q10.
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