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Verizon HTC One official: coming “later this summer”

Verizon HTC One official: coming “later this summer”

This morning the folks at Verizon made the HTC One official for their 4G LTE network in the United States, ending weeks of rumors and tips aimed at the point. This device will work with the same specifications as it had on other carriers in the United States and internationally, carrying the HTC One hero name as it does so. At the moment, Verizon has only specified that the HTC One will be coming later this summer.

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Vine for Android sees initial launch hiccup

Vine for Android sees initial launch hiccup

This morning the Twitter-friendly 6-second-clip app known as Vine was launched for Android, but not without its own tiny share of summoning sickness. When pushed, this app first saw the inability to be installed on a variety of smartphones and tablets, this causing a miniature outcry on Twitter from those without iOS devices who'd been waiting for weeks to see this app come to Android.

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DISH Hopper Social app brings Twitter chat and Facebook updates to HD DVR

DISH Hopper Social app brings Twitter chat and Facebook updates to HD DVR

Today an app has been released by DISH that will bring social networking to the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR machine, integrating Twitter and Facebook into the mix. This app is what DISH calls the "first set-top box application capable of providing contextually-relevant social feeds." Of course this isn't the only way you can chat through Twitter or see your Facebook updates on your TV, but it certainly is a unique bit of integration.

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Being a Better Tweeter

Being a Better Tweeter

I have been using Twitter continually for about three years now. I'm not sure of the exact date, or my first tweet, because Twitter still hasn't given me the option to download my entire archive yet, though every time I check, the "Deactivate my account" option stares back at me from the bottom of the Settings page, where the archive option is supposed to appear someday. It taunts me, that deactivation option, because like all good things, Twitter occasionally makes me sick. There are days when I love it, and days when I can't stand it. There are days when I can't stand myself as a tweeter. To paraphrase a misogynist saying, show me a beautiful social network and I'll show you a guy who's tired of checking his @replies.

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