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TiVo is cutting the cord for its latest DVR, which only works with over-the-air antennas. But will high monthly service fees give cord cutters a sticker shock? TiVo targets cord cutters with new over-the-air DVR originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Just as it does for the code behind software, opening up the data behind news stories and other forms of journalism has a number of benefits, including the fact that it's easier to detect and fix errors -- and it's easier for others to expand and re-use the data Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The technique uses normal screen-printing technology and doesn't require a clean room, so it could pave the way for the low-cost inclusion of basic displays on packaging and in magazines. The road to smarter packaging: Austrian firm prints basic display directly onto paper originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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As tinkers with its family plans to encourage prepaid customers to go postpaid, is tweaking its entry-level prepaid plan. The barebones $40 Simple Starter plan is a good deal for light data users, but its 500MB cap means it wasn’t an option for many. On Monday, T-Mobile announced […] T-Mobile’s entry-level smartphone plan gets a 2GB data option originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Mozilla is ready to tackle the phone market in India with its newest Firefox OS handset launching this week. The specs are meager for the $33 price and web-based software making it a tough sell against competing Androids that run native apps. For $33 you can own India’s first Firefox OS phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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As much as we like to think of the internet of things as something linked by standards, it will be a hodgepodge of trapped sensor data for quite some time. We will drown in sensors before we ever build a true internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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VMware wants to ease "vSoup"-OpenStack coexistence. But as evidenced by CEO Pat Gelsinger's comments, it sure seems conflicted about it. VMware embraces OpenStack (sort of). So why the smack talk? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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As QHD-resolution displays become more common, the question becomes when the increased resolution becomes indistinguishable. An LG engineer said it designs its displays to be used at 8-10 inches, which is closer than the 12-inch distance previously commonly used to define a "retina" display. Retina revisited: Why LG says you hold your smartphone eight inches from your face originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The FAA is trying to crack down on consumer drones, but it's on shaky legal ground. Three new lawsuits from business owners, universities and the Academy of Model Aeronautics highlight its tenuous position. FAA’s drone restrictions lead to new lawsuits from universities and business groups originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Huawei has taken over the no. 3 smartphone sales spot in the world and has no plans to changes its strategy of using Google Android. Windows Phone hasn't been profitable for the company which also sees Samsung's Tizen play a lost cause. Huawei exec: Tizen has no chance, Windows Phone success is difficult originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Next week you'll have not one but two round Android Wear smartwatches to choose from. LG has a fully-circular G Watch model that one-ups the Moto 360 and looks far more appealing that the company's currently available wearable device. LG set to take on the Moto 360 with round watch of its own originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Verizon is substantially expanding the amount of clean power for its network operations. Verizon to boost solar by $40M, almost doubling its clean energy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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At this year's VMworld event, the virtualization giant plans to announce a new service that makes OpenStack more compatible with VMware tools and VMware-loaded data centers as well as a new appliance manufactured by some of its hardware partners that will come stocked with VMware software to easily setup VMware virtual environments. VMware plays nice with OpenStack while also unveiling a VMware-powered data-center-in-a-box originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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John Akers, the former Navy pilot who went on to lead IBM as CEO and chairman for eight crucial years, passed away at 79. John Akers, who led IBM through painful PC transition, dies originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Want to watch the U.S. Open away from the TV? Then check out our guide for all the links. Where to watch the U.S. Open 2014 live online originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The attack took down the PSN on Sunday. It may have been the work of the same person who claimed there was a bomb on a flight carrying a Sony executive, causing the flight to be diverted. Sony PlayStation Network back up after DDoS, associated with plane bomb threat originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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How many web browsers are you familiar with? Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera have the vast majority of users, but hundreds of other browsers exist. Are they any good? Here's a closer look. Six alternative web browsers you should know about originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Mobile device companies want you using as many of their products and services as they can get away with forcing you to use. But if you want to live a cross-platform life, here are a few tips. How to minimize device lock-in and make it easier to migrate to a new smartphone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The week in cloud: The word of late is if you're not doing "mobile" you're not doing development. So Pivotal Cloud Foundry, like every other PaaS, is adding mobile-specific services. Pivotal Cloud Foundry jumps on the mobile dev bandwagon originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Only have $300 to spend on an off-contract phone? If you don't mind a large handset, Huawei's Ascend Mate2 is worth the look. It has some advanced features, a solid camera and a massive battery along with LTE support. Huawei Ascend Mate2 review: A big phone that’s an even bigger value originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Samsung was among the first key hardware partners to produce both Chromebooks and the chips that run them. These days the maturing Chromebook market has turned to more vendors and different chips to power the Chrome OS laptops. Samsung’s status in the Chromebook market is starting to wane originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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When it comes to mobile commerce, technology is not a strategy, and while a lousy checkout can definitely lose a sale, a good one is rarely the reason a consumer decides to buy. The future of mobile commerce is commerce originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Consumers have been relatively slow to adopt smartphone and app-controlled door locks. Here are a few things that may convince homeowners to install them. A better front door: What will it take for smart locks to succeed? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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If your company is building big data applications, here are eight things you need to consider. The eight must-have elements for resilient big data apps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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While the world looks towards Cupertino in September for signs of a new iPhone, developers will have an eye on Europe as Google stops listing apps that offer in-app purchases as "Free". Should so-called “free” apps really be labeled as “free?” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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