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Samsung Chromebox pricing and specs leak

Samsung Chromebox pricing and specs leak

Pricing and other specs have leaked on Samsung's Chromebox, which the company has remained quiet on since its debut back at CES. The mini desktop computer running Google's Chrome OS is set to come out sometime this year and now thanks to TigerDirect's product listing, we know that the Chromebox will be priced at $330.

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Google Doodle honors Moog with playable synthesizer

Google Doodle honors Moog with playable synthesizer

Robert Moog, the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, will be honored by Google tomorrow on his 78th birthday with a special Google Doodle. The doodle is a recordable and playable Moog synthesizer. It's one of the more elaborate doodles we've seen from Google, with a whole bunch of little knobs and switches to play around with.

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Google-Motorola deal closing this week, layoffs imminent

Google-Motorola deal closing this week, layoffs imminent

Google's $12.5 billion deal to acquire Motorola Mobility is ready to close this week. The deal just passed through its last hurdle over the weekend, getting China's regulatory approval and an 8-K form was filed by Motorola today, noting that the deal would close within the next two days. And although neither company has mentioned restructuring plans, there's still concerns about potential layoffs.

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Comcast launches next-gen X1 cloud-enabled DVR

Comcast launches next-gen X1 cloud-enabled DVR

Comcast has launched its next-gen cable box called the X1 that brings a slick new interface, cloud integration, and app support. Over the coming weeks, the company will start by making the new set-top boxes available in the the Boston area followed by a nationwide launch later this year.

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Sony Music Unlimited iOS app released

Sony Music Unlimited iOS app released

Sony today launched an iOS app for its Music Unlimited streaming service, which had previously been available only to Android users. This will help open up the service to many new users to compete against similar music streaming platforms such as Spotify, MOG, and Rdio, all letting users stream music, customize playlists and more with a cheap monthly subscription.

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Comcast boosts data cap to 300GB, adds tiered plans

Comcast boosts data cap to 300GB, adds tiered plans

Comcast has announced that it will be making some major changes to its residential broadband service plans, namely increasing data usage caps from 250GB to 300GB per month. The company also plans to implement tiered pricing with two approaches that it will be testing over the next few months in select markets.

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Oracle-Google jury mulls patent claims

Oracle-Google jury mulls patent claims

The case of Oracle against Google is going into its second phase of deliberations with the jury now mulling over the verdict for Oracle's patent claims. The jury has already given a partial verdict on the copyright allegations last week. The third and final phase after patents will be a verdict on damages.

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WikiLeaks recovers from massive DDoS attack

WikiLeaks recovers from massive DDoS attack

WikiLeaks has recovered from a massive DDoS attack that lasted three days, during which it had to shift much of its content to mirror sites. It's unclear which hacker group or individual may be responsible for the attack, but a former Anonymous member by the name Nyre has already claimed credit for a similar DDoS attack on The Pirate Bay earlier this week that lasted over 24 hours.

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