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Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update official

Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update official

You folks out there working with the Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon's 4G LTE network will be glad to know that it's been officially updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this upgrade including no less than Google Now. The Google Now service is one of Google's most high-profile releases in the software upgrade world as far as Android goes at the moment and brings on a collection of update cards that give you information on your daily doings on the fly. This update also comes with more live camera filters.

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The Paradoxical Power of the Tiny Tweet

The Paradoxical Power of the Tiny Tweet

How did Twitter suddenly become the most powerful force for consumer advocacy? I can’t complain, because I’ve reaped the benefits, but it is fascinating that this tiny service, minute in so many ways, offers so much power to the individual user. It’s become easy, almost second nature, to wield this power over the mightiest of corporations. What’s most shocking, by far, is that it actually seems to work. You can really bend the will of a multinational conglomerate using Twitter in ways that seemed impossible talking to a representative of the same company face to face.

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EPA reviewing two Ford hybrids on questionable fuel economy claims

EPA reviewing two Ford hybrids on questionable fuel economy claims

Fuel economy is a big deal in today's car industry. With gas prices as high as they are and a looming energy crisis, it seems that manufacturers and consumers would both like to start weening off gas. Of course, since fuel economy is big, we hear car commercials talking up estimated miles-per-gallon figures all the time, something that has Ford becoming the subject of an EPA review.

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Star Trek Into Darkness teaser released!

Star Trek Into Darkness teaser released!

The official teaser for upcoming movie Star Trek Into Darkness has been released, helping build excitement for the second installment of the reboot due to hit theaters in May 2013. Seeing the return of director J.J. Abrams, along with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Captain Kirk and Mr Spock, the movie also includes the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch - known for his role on UK Sherlock Holmes reboot Sherlock - as the gruff-voiced villain.

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NASA shows Hurricane Sandy in 3D and from Space Station

NASA shows Hurricane Sandy in 3D and from Space Station

NASA has temporarily repurposed its tropical rainfall monitoring satellite to grab a 3D view of the eye at the center of Hurricane Sandy, while the International Space Station has recorded its progression along the East Coast of the US. The 3D graphics from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) show that Sandy, despite having a relatively small eye, is carrying a whole lot of power, with the space footage showing the extent of the 85mph+ winds approaching the southern New Jersey coast.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

It's time to begin counting down to the weekend once again, because we've hit Wednesday evening. Today we heard that the iPad Mini could launch on November 2, which makes sense considering that date is just over a week after Apple's October 23 press event. Later in the day, more sources were mentioning a November 2 release date for the iPad Mini, as well as spilling a few more details about the long-rumored device. The Isis NFC mobile payment system will apparently be launching on October 22, and Microsoft said that Internet Explorer 10 will be coming to Windows 7 in mid-November.

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Shaky self-promotion: Facebook’s cash-milking and vague 600m mobile monetization

Shaky self-promotion: Facebook’s cash-milking and vague 600m mobile monetization

Monetization makes you do crazy things, and none perhaps so crazy as Facebook encouraging users to promote their own lives so as to make them stand out among their friends. The promoted posts trials allowing individuals to highlight particular updates for a fee is one of the odder transitions from business Facebook use to personal users; meanwhile, founder Mark Zuckerberg tells BusinessWeek he's "optimistic" about mobile monetization, but falls short of actually outlining Facebook's plans to squeeze cash out of the 600m mobile users.

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