iPad-exclusive newspaper coming from News Corp

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On some level, Rupert Murdoch is old school. On another level, he’s a brilliant businessman and knows how to make a buck. That’s why it seems that the News Corp CEO is reportedly working on an iPad-exclusive newspaper called the Daily.

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Verizon confirms December rollout of 4G LTE network

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T-Mobile is already proudly advertising its 4G network and Sprint’s been doing the WiMAX thing for a little while already. Now, Verizon is joining the party with its new LTE network and, according to the commercial, it’s “coming December 2010.”

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iPad 2 in April 2011?

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iPad 2 is rumored to be launched in the first quarter of 2011 itself. However, speculations are already running high regarding the impact iPad 2 may have on the market for iPad related products.

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Galaxy Tabs sold first month: 600,000

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You know the analyst that said tablet sales are sluggish and Samsung has had to cut its production in half? Maybe the Korean giant was just being a little too ambitious, because some initial sales figures have risen to the surface.

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Early Device Upgrade Fee (EDUF) introduced at Telus

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Unlike our American counterparts with their typical two-year contracts, us Canadians usually get stuck with a longer three-year service agreement if we want the full hardware subsidy on a new cell phone. That’s a long time to wait between handsets, so Telus is making it easier for you to upgrade mid-contract with EDUF.

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US T-Mobile Galaxy Tab hacked to make calls

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Of late, a move by Samsung has eliminated the option of making phone calls from all Galaxy Tab devices destined for the US market. While Galaxy Tab pieces built in Europe and elsewhere came with no such restrictions on either outgoing or incoming calls, American users were denied the luxury of making calls from their Galaxy Tab tablets.

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Personal data harvested by Google Street View to be deleted

No, we’re not even talking about the blurring of faces and license plates. Google already does that. There is a bigger issue at hand here for privacy campaigners, because the Google Street View cars were collecting personal data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks as they made their way around the highways and bi-ways.

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Toyota RAV4 EV debuts with help from Tesla Motors

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This comes via a partnership with Tesla Motors (you know, of Tesla Roadster fame), so you know that the electric motor components are going to be pretty top notch. Interestingly enough, despite being significantly larger than the Honda Fit, the pre-production RAV4 EV gets the same 100 mile range on a single charge.

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GSM Association to embed SIMs by 2012

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Just when you thought that the GSM sphere is done with its share of new concepts, the GSM Assocation is back with a brand new idea. Recent reports indicate that the GSMA is seriously considering the implementation of embedded SIM cards. Basically, an embedded SIM card can be remotely activated using either a phone or even a music player or camera, if the latter devices support GSM SIM cards.

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TJ Maxx clearing out Apple iPad for $399, any left?

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I don’t foresee things getting any cheaper any time soon unless some other retailer goes crazy on Black Friday. If you’ve been on the verge of buying an Apple iPad but can’t justify the $500 starting price, TJ Maxx looks like it has the ticket for you. Ticket, referring to a lower price tag.

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Six new Jabra headsets, all with Lync and touchscreens

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Feel like stretching out that corporate expense account with a few new toys? It looks like Jabra has gone headset crazy, announcing no fewer than six brand new headsets this week. The kicker is that they all come paired with their own little touchscreen displays and they all play nice with Microsoft Lync.

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Full electric Honda Fit makes debut at LA Auto Show

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It looks like Honda is really starting to take this whole electric car thing a little more seriously. Going beyond the hybrid game of the Insight and CR-Z, we find a full electric vehicle on display at the LA Auto Show.

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Stylus-friendly capacitive touchscreen developed by Hitachi

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Do you quiver at and dread the idea of removing your gloves to answer a call or send an important message from your Smartphone while it’s snowing around you? Are you tired of not getting the accuracy of a stylus on the display? Clearly, everybody who uses a Smartphone would prefer a capacitive touchscreen over the resistive alternative, as capacitive touchscreens offer much better precision and feedback and the uptake from the capacitive touchsceen divulges its superiority over the other.

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Showtime: Its RIM vs Apple

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Apple has had its share of competitors since times immemorial – Microsoft, Adobe, Google – you name them. And if present trends are anything to go by, you may as well add RIM (yes, the ones behind the Blackberry) to the list.

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Air car concept unveiled by Volvo

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At the LA Auto Show, Volvo came up with a vehicle concept that may seem bizarre to some, cool to many and splendid to most. Yes, we are talking about the Air Motion Concept

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