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Google Babel memo leak speaks of cross-device chat and iOS experience

Google Babel memo leak speaks of cross-device chat and iOS experience

The oncoming wave that is Google Babel (previously spoken of as Google Babble, as well) will soon be hitting your devices at full speed. This service will be a cross-device and cross-platform ecosystem for chatting with your friends and associates, and will be available not just on your Android smartphones and tablets, but your desktop computers too. And not only that - today's leak includes mention of a "first class iOS experience' as well!

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VIZIO touch PCs and Notebooks grab Full HD and 2013 price list

VIZIO touch PCs and Notebooks grab Full HD and 2013 price list

If you were thinking about picking up a VIZIO notebook or PC in the near future - wait just a second! They've just released the full lineup in Full HD mode with touchscreen interactivity and Windows 8! Of course while some of their lineup had one or two of these features before, now you can rest easy - greatness is here for all!

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Facebook brings ads straight to your newsfeed

Facebook brings ads straight to your newsfeed

Facebook is launching a new advertising test feature that will allow advertisers and marketers to bring ads straight to your Facebook newsfeed. The new test feature is part of Facebook Exchange, Facebook's way of allowing businesses to cater there ads to people based on their online browsing history. The test feature will be rolled out to a small alpha group at first, and will expand over the next few weeks.

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GTC 2013: We’re Here!

GTC 2013: We’re Here!

It's that time of year again for all those diehard gaming and graphics fans. The annual GPU Technology Conference has just kicked off live in San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley. There's plenty going on again this year, especially with NVIDIA's new GTX Titan graphics card taking front and center. Read on for more details on what to expect.

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Facebook News Feed update’s privacy changes: the one

Facebook News Feed update’s privacy changes: the one

This week the Facebook developer team revealed a series of changes (read: feature additions) to their News Feed that'll allow you to see a much more simplistic and aesthetically beautiful vision of what your friends, associates, and likeables are sharing. The immediate reaction from many will be that this, like so many Facebook updates before, will once again adversely affect what the easily startled call their "online privacy." In fact this newest change only changes one thing for those of you that want to remain as "private" as you were before - the location of the Privacy Settings button.

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SlashGear 101: this week’s Facebook News Feed redesign

SlashGear 101: this week’s Facebook News Feed redesign

The changes that are coming to your Facebook News Feed are numerous - but they're not going to interrupt the way you do business on a daily basis. Instead you're going to find the features added this week by the Facebook crew to be just that - Features: helpful and (hopefully) rather intuitive to use. For those of you working with the mobile app version of Facebook on either iOS or Android, this change-over will be extra simple: it is, at its core, a bridge between the mobile and desktop experience.

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IDC: PC market to decline yet again

IDC: PC market to decline yet again

It looks like 2013 will be another bad year for PCs. Shipments of PCs is expected to decline yet again this year, but only by about 1.3%. The IDC reports that this is due to the lack of enthusiastic response to Windows 8, and also due to the struggling economy. While IDC reports that PC sales are going downhill, it looks like smartphone sales are still growing at a rapid pace and at a pace that won't slow down until around the year 2017.

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Twitter stops support for Tweetdeck Mobile and Air apps

Twitter stops support for Tweetdeck Mobile and Air apps

TweetDeck has just released a statement saying that Twitter will be discontinuing several of its apps. TweetDeck for iOS and TweetDeck for Android will be removed from their respective apps store in May. Along with those apps, TweetDeck AIR will also be removed, and Facebook integration will cease. All of the apps will stop functioning shortly after they're removed from the market. They state that the reasoning is because most of its power users only use its web-based app.

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Acer Aspire ME600 Review

Acer Aspire ME600 Review

Unless you’re a hardcore gamer or a developer of some kind, you probably don’t have a huge need for a traditional desktop computer, and probably might get a laptop or even a tablet instead. However, desktops have a few advantages that make them worth sticking around for the foreseeable future, including easy upgradeability, more hard drive storage, and the general notion that you can get faster components for cheaper than what an equivalent laptop would cost. Acer still believes in desktop computers, and their Aspire ME600 is the perfect example of a computer that still has its place in a so-called “post-PC” world. Let’s have a look at it to see what makes it tick.

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AVADirect is now offering the NVIDIA GTX Titan GPU

AVADirect is now offering the NVIDIA GTX Titan GPU

AVADirect is now offering the newly unveiled NVIDIA GTX Titan graphics processing unit in its high-quality, custom-built computers. AVA Direct is a custom computer manufacturer that builds high-end computers designed to meet the latest and greatest in the advances of computer technology. They're on the same line as other custom system manufacturers like Cyberpower, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Geekbox, IBUYPOWER, Maingear, Origin PC, Puget Systems, V3 Gaming, and Velocity Micro.

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Dell Deal: Business or Legacy?

Dell Deal: Business or Legacy?

The temptation to draw parallels between Michael Dell and Apple's Steve Jobs is a compelling one. Both founded technology companies that went on to great success; both left their position at the helm for some time, and then returned with great fanfare. However, Dell is not Jobs, and while the Apple CEO died leaving a vastly successful, hugely grown, and even fashionable company, Dell has struggled to do the same. Now, with Dell - along with a little financial help from some friends - wrenching back control of his eponymous company, the question remains: how much is righting the Dell ship with good business strategy, and how much is preserving the legacy of the business he gave his name.

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Opera Ice makes mobile web browsing ultra-minimalistic

Opera Ice makes mobile web browsing ultra-minimalistic

This week the folks at Opera Software have given the world a glimpse of their next big (and yet tiny) production: Opera Ice, a mobile web browser to out-simplify every competitor. The mobile version of this browser is the first in a set of browsers that'll also be out for desktop machines and - if you're lucky - in-between machines as well. The aim of this browser is to take what Opera has learned over the past few years about the tendencies of the public to do only a limited number of tasks in a web browser on a mobile device and turn those tendencies into efficiency.

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