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Pinoys among top mobile porn viewers, Pornhub survey shows

22 Jan
More and more Filipinos are accessing pornographic content on mobile devices, with most of them doing so late at night.

This was the finding of porn site Pornhub.com, which said Filipinos ranked a “solid” 15th for visitors using mobile devices in 2013.

“In 2013, the Philippines ranked 26th in worldwide traffic to Pornhub, but interestingly they ranked a solid 15th for visitors using mobile devices. That’s quite a significant difference!” it said.

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Bloggers, WordPress.com stand up to fight questionable DMCA takedown notices

21 Nov

UK journalist, Retraction Watch sue for damages under alleged false DMCA claim.

by Cyrus Farivar

Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, and two of its users have sued two defendants who attempted to use American copyright law to remove online speech critical of their actions.

In a pair of lawsuits filed Thursday in the Northern District of California, Automattic cites a provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which requires copyright owners to pay damages when overreaching on copyright claims. However, as we’ve reported before, it’s pretty tough to get damages paid under Section 512(f).

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MakerBot wants to put a 3D printer in every US public school

12 Nov

The 3D-printing company is “on a mission,” according to Chief Executive Bre Pettis. In an initiative supported by the White House, MakerBot is turning to crowdsourcing to fund the scheme.

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by Zack Whittaker

NEW YORK — MakerBot wants to put a 3D printer in every school in the United States, and it’s drumming up support from the industry and general public to make it happen.

While 3D printing, for now, remains a gimmick to many, it garnered enough attention for President Barack Obama to mention the emerging technology in his recent State of the Union Address. He described 3D printing as having the potential to “revolutionize the way we make almost everything.”

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Nikon’s $2,750 Df DSLR lets you shoot full-frame digital images like it’s 1959 (hands-on)

5 Nov

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By Zach Honig

Reincarnation is the new innovation — the camera industry’s latest salute to days gone by comes compliments of Nikon. The 16.2-megapixel Df blends a full-frame sensor and modern capabilities with a “timeless design.” It may look like something you just dug out of your great grandfather’s secret chest in the attic, but people on the other end of your images will assume those snappy shots are the product of a serious professional tool. And they’d be right — even if pros prefer something more modern for their day jobs, the Df stands up extremely well on paper. In fact, it contains the same incredible sensor found on the flagship D4, along with the same level of weather proofing you’d get with the D800 — all wrapped in a 710-gram (1.56-pound) body that feels great and is the lightest in Nikon’s full-frame range.

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Thorsten Heins Ousted As BlackBerry CEO

4 Nov

In a $1 billion deal to influx cash into the company, Heins will be replaced by former Sybase CEO John S. Chen. 

Dan Rowinski

Thorsten Heins, the man charged with turning around the fates of BlackBerry, has officially lost his fight to bring the Canadian smartphone maker back to glory. Today BlackBerry announced that Heins would step down as CEO as part of a $1 billion cash investment from Fairfax Financial Holdings, the company that bid $4.7 billion to buy BlackBerry in September.

John S. Chen will take over as CEO and Executive Chair of BlackBerry’s board of directors once the transaction is completed.

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BlackBerry calls off sale, will replace CEO

4 Nov
BlackBerry Ltd is abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead will replace its chief executive officer and raise about $1 billion from institutional investors, including its largest shareholder, the smartphone maker said on Monday.
Shares of BlackBerry dropped 19 percent to $6.33 in premarket trading. The company will raise the money with a private placement of convertible debentures.
BlackBerry’s largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, will take up $250 million of the debentures.
Fairfax announced a tentative $9-a-share offer for the Waterloo, Ontario-based company in late September. But Reuters said on Friday that Fairfax was struggling to finance the $4.7 billion bid.  — Reuters

Google officially announces the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat

31 Oct

Company’s latest phone is on the Play Store right now

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After a million and one leaks, the Nexus 5 has finally been announced. There’s not too many surprises on the hardware front: the device packs a 4.95″ 1080p IPS LCD, a 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, and a 2300 mAh battery. The Nexus 5 is made by LG,and internally seems very similar to the G2, aside from a smaller battery and camera. Most importantly, the Nexus 5 ships with a new version of Android: KitKat, version 4.4. KitKat brings across the board memory improvements, a new full screen mode, smart dialer, and a refreshed home screen experience.

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