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By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Chairman Andy Bryant said on Thursday he is no longer embarrassed about the top chipmaker's lack of progress in mobile business but he's still not proud. Kicking off Intel's annual investor day, Bryant said he saw progress in Intel's strategy of staking out a big chunk of market share in tablets this year by offering manufacturers subsidies to use its chips. ...

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Zoltan vs. Zerzan Debate -- Photo by Kourosh Afrashteh of Project PrometheusLast Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic. According to Wikipedia, anarcho-primitivism...

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Microsoft detailed its first round of Black Friday 2014 deals last week, and we shared them with you when they were announced. The company is hitting gamers hard this year with shockingly affordable Xbox One bundles that will start at just $329 for an Xbox One console and Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Microsoft has plenty of other killer deals planned for Black Friday, of course, and the company just announced some new ones on Thursday. MORE BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Visit our Black Friday 2014 hub! Here are some of the new sales Microsoft announced on Thursday, and they’ll be available directly from Microsoft’s online store or through several of the company’s retail partners: $100 off Surface Pro 3 i5: Available through Microsoft retail

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George Orwell's 1984 feels as — if not more — relevant than ever, and it looks like it may soon be adapted into a new movie. Deadline reports that there are early discussions at Sony Pictures to have Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass take on the adaption of Orwell's dystopian novel. Greengrass is supposed to be working on another Bourne film with Matt Damon soon, however, so it's not clear exactly when 1984 would start moving closer to the screen.

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(Reuters) - Google has agreed to settle litigation with patent consortium Rockstar, though terms of the deal were not disclosed in a court filing made public this week. Rockstar, which counts Apple Inc as an investor, outbid Google and paid $4.5 billion in 2011 for thousands of former Nortel Network Corp patents as the networking products supplier went bankrupt. Last year, Rockstar sued Google and several handset manufacturers whose phones operate on Google's Android operating system. (Reporting by Andrew Chung and Dan Levine and Franklin Paul)

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I'm a Microwave with legs, a force of true chaos. I have catapulted myself across the map and into a town full of evil sheep warriors who are running around on fire. (They weren't on fire before I got there, but in my defense, they attacked first.) Looking at my inventory, I have an apple, a chair, and the person who gave me my first quest. As I try to jump into the second floor of a house, a sheep headbutts me and I fall through the entire map. For a few seconds, I'm a ragdoll trapped in a glitch between worlds. ...

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Jack Wallen introduces you to one of the most powerful GIMP add ons, G'MIC. Extend your creativity and the GIMP's flexibility.

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In April, Dropbox launched Carousel, a standalone app for storing and managing photos and videos on your phone. Designed as a single place to view your life's memories, until now Carousel has only been available for the smallest screen in your life. Today it’s coming to two more: the tablet and the web.

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(Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc is planning an initial public offering early next year that would value the world's biggest provider of web addresses at roughly $4.5 billion, the New York Post said. GoDaddy, backed by KKR & Co and Silver Lake Management LLC, first filed to go public in June. Chief financial officer, Scott Wagner, met with analysts last week to give an update on the company and stressed GoDaddy's desire to diversify to compete with rivals, the Post said, citing a source. (http://bit. ...

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The game is this year's biggest entertainment launch, according to Activision, though the company didn't say how much the game has generated in sales since its early November release.>

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Three things are certain in life: Death, taxes and unhappy Sprint customers. Consumer Reports has just come out with its latest survey of customer satisfaction in the wireless industry and has found that Sprint once again ranks dead last behind competitors AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. RELATED: Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier “The biggest black eye of our survey is reserved for Sprint, which ranks dead last with a very poor score for value, a poor score on data service, and middling results for voice and text,” writes Consumer Reports. “Sprint was understandably disappointed in our survey results, and noted that in the last few months, the company has made ‘dramatic changes in the two areas that

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"Understand your user, and assume nothing," says Kate Watts, Managing Director, Huge Washington D.C. This was just one of the striking comments set forth at a November panel I had an opportunity to moderate in Washington, DC entitled "Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape." In a world where movers and shakers in the public and private...

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After a run of sci-fi movies, Cruise could take over the Sean Connery role in a reboot of the immortal franchise.>

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Another day, another batch of jaw-dropping Black Friday 2014 sales uncovered. We have already shared several new Black Friday deals with you on Thursday, and with just one week to go before the biggest shopping day of the year is upon us, you can expect plenty of new details to trickle out over the next few days. One of the latest sales to be revealed comes from gadget retailer Fry’s Electronics, and the company is revealing crazy new Black Friday deals every day until Thanksgiving. MORE BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Visit our Black Friday 2014 hub! We already know everything there is to know about Black Friday 2014 sales from some of the biggest retailers in tech such as Best Buy, GameStop, Staples and RadioShack, and there are hundreds

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The automatically fitness-tracking Basis Peak will get new accessories, and finally add some deeper connectivity.>

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Intel's annual sit-down with investors today comes at an interesting time both for the company and the industry. Analysts have lots of questions.

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360-degree video company Jaunt is trying to turn virtual reality into a truly viable movie platform, for anyone with an Android phone and a cheap mobile headset like Google Cardboard. Today, the company released a taste of what that might look like: an immersive version of Sir Paul McCartney performing at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in August. The free app, which works on a range of Android phones, lets you watch a bombastic, pyrotechnical performance of "Live and Let Die" (seen below in non-VR) from the front of the stage or right next to Paul's piano.

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Glassmaker unveils its fourth-gen smartphone display glass as it looks to maintain its dominance in the display business.>

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Amazon always goes big for Black Friday, and this year is no different. In fact, the shopping giant is going so big that it's starting its Black Friday sales tomorrow, a full week before Black Friday actually arrives. The sales will run for eight days straight, with new deals coming as often as every ten minutes. Amazon says it will run three of its Deals of the Day on both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

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Every day is Black Friday here at BGR when it comes to paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Yesterday’s batch included 8 great apps, and some of them are still free downloads if you rush. Today, however, we have an even better group of apps on sale — seven apps in total that would normally cost you a combined $62 to download, but right now they’re all free for a very limited time. DON’T MISS: This new feature will make Google Search much better on Android phones and the iPhone These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how

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