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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Apple on Purple Haze in iPhone 5 Photos: 'It's Normal'
8:47:49 AM
Remember that undesirable purple haze (or flare, if you will) that pops up in some iPhone 5 photos? Well, Apple Support claims that it's "normal behavior" for the smartphone's camera. In response to Gizmodo reader Matt Van Gastel, Apple Support...

Samsung Sues Apple Over iPhone 5, Allowed to Sell Galaxy Tab 10.1
8:47:43 AM
Samsung is suing Apple over claims that the iPhone 5 infringed on its patents. The Korean electronics giant filed the lawsuit in a U.S. court Tuesday, Reuters reported. "We have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our...

How Smart Devices and Social Media Impact Your Shopping Habits [INFOGRAPHIC]
8:47:29 AM
Pre-Internet, the motto for shopping could've been "try and buy." Nowadays, social media and mobile devices add a new dimension to the retail experience. Online tools such as review sites, social networks and smartphones produce data for...

Earn 'NBA 2K13' Loot With Companion Apps and Facebook Game
8:44:56 AM
2K Sports is extending the gaming experience of the upcoming NBA 2K13 into both the mobile and social worlds, giving players ways to interact with the game even when they're away from their console. Gamers can access three different games that...

The iPhone 5 Will Cost You at Least $1,800 [INFOGRAPHIC]
Monday, October 01, 2012 9:33 PM
So you scraped your pennies together and you're ready to buy the cheapest iPhone 5 there is: the 16 GB model with a 2-year contract. A pretty good deal, right? $199 for the best smartphone on the planet? Not so fast. Consider your voice and data...

Prison Inmates Perform 'Gangnam Style' in Pouring Rain
Monday, October 01, 2012 7:43 PM
Inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center -- the same prison in the Philippines where inmates' dance cover of "Thriller" went viral in 2007 -- have put their spin on Psy's "Gangnam Style." Soaked from rain, the...

The iPad Mini Will Be Less of Everything
Monday, October 01, 2012 6:26 PM
Most pundits believe Apple's 7-inch tablet, the iPad Mini, will see light of day on Oct 17. Now with the date fast approaching, they've switched gears to guessing when the event invites will go out (most think Oct. 10th). I have some iPad Mini...

Earth is Singing Like a Whale, Says NASA -- Hear it Now
Monday, October 01, 2012 6:25 PM
Need some soothing sounds to put your Monday blues in perspective? We've got you covered. Grab your headphones and check out this hot new MP3 track from NASA, currently the number one hit across the universe: That's the sound of the Earth...

YouTube to Live Stream Presidential Debates
Monday, October 01, 2012 6:25 PM
For the first time ever, YouTube will be live streaming the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates, starting with the first debate on Wednesday. In partnership with ABC News, web users can watch all four of the debates with President...

Old Computer Parts Bring Techie Spin to Gotye [VIDEO]
Monday, October 01, 2012 6:25 PM
Can you put together a song with old computer parts? Apparently, yes. You just need an HP Scanjet 3C to perform the vocals, an Amiga Bass 600 to provide your bass and guitar sounds and two hard drives as drummer and cymbal. Wait, you don't...

iPad Mini Launch Event Coming Oct. 17 [REPORT]
Monday, October 01, 2012 2:37 PM
Invitations to Apple's next big event, announcing the highly-rumored iPad Mini, will be sent out on October 10. The event will follow a week later on October 17th, with the launch of the device coming shortly after on November 2nd. All this...

IKEA Edits Women Out of Saudi Catalog
Monday, October 01, 2012 2:37 PM
IKEA made women disappear from its furniture catalog in Saudi Arabia. Looking at the Swedish and the Saudi versions of the catalog, the Swedish free newspaper Metro noticed that IKEA photoshopped women out of identical pictures showcasing its...

Facebook to Marketers: Clicks Don't Matter, But Reach and Frequency Do
Monday, October 01, 2012 2:37 PM
Facebook on Monday continued its mission to convince the world's top marketers that the standard means of measuring an online ad's performance -- the click-through rate -- doesn't matter. The social network advanced its latest argument to a...

Watch Seth MacFarlane Tell His Dad He's Hosting The Ocsars
Monday, October 01, 2012 1:48 PM
Comedian Seth MacFarlane, a two-time Emmy-award winner for his Family Guy series, will host the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 24. The show's producers revealed the host on Monday through usual methods but also accompanied the announcement with an...

Dear Apple, Please Re-Release the Old Google Maps for iOS 6
Monday, October 01, 2012 1:47 PM
Dear Tim, As a longtime Apple user, I'd like to say a heartfelt thanks for the apology Friday. Your company's quest for tech excellence is so intensely scrutinized, it can be hard to publicly admit when a product falls far short of expectations....

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