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Dude, where’s my Kickstarter stuff? Dealing with delays, deception and broken promises

A friendly reminder that Kickstarter is not a store - and a few tips on how to deal when you aren't getting what you were promised for backing a project, from a Kickstarter creator, no less!
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Twitter granted patent – for Twitter

Six years after they submitted the necessary papers, Twitter founders Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone have finally been granted the patent for their 'device independent message distribution platform'.
DT Daily

DT Daily: Google Mountain View and GIF search, Samsung Galaxy GS4 functionality today, and T-Mobile LTE Rumors 2:28

Google helps you explore mountaintops with Street View, and find your favorite GIF. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a variety of new features, bu many of them are available today. Rumor is T-mobile will activate its LTE network on March…
Computing

Can a $50 mini PC replace your desktop? We tested 3 of them to find out

Mini PCs small enough to fit in your pocket can be purchased for as little as $35, but can they really be used like a desktop computer? We bought three popular pint-sized computers to find out.
Android Army

Jawbone UP gets an Android app, plus a wider international release

Jawbone has announced its fitness tracking wristband, the Jawbone UP, is now compatible with Android thanks to a newly released app available through Google Play. The wristband is also now available internationally.
Mobile

Sony rolls out SmartWatch software update, brings new watch faces, notifications and more

With Sony's SmartWatch launching to mixed reviews last year, the Japanese tech company will be hoping its latest software update will improve its prospects in the face of competition from similar devices expected soon from the likes of…
Mobile

UK government rejects BB10 software [updated]

In the same week that BlackBerry launches its make-or-break Z10 handset and new operating system in the US, news has emerged from the UK that the government there has rejected BB10 after it failed security tests.
Home Theater

More than a third of all recorded DVR content is never viewed

While the DVR has significantly increased the convenience of catching your favorite television shows and movies, a new study indicates that a large chunk of recorded content simply never gets watched.
Cars

Detroit Electric: The grandaddy of all electric carmakers returns with a two-seat sports car

Think the electric car is a 21st century invention? Detroit Electric was building them back in 1907. We'll have to see if this earliest of early adopters is here to stay.
Cars

Germany’s iconic (and deadly) Nurburgring racetrack can be yours for $165 million. Any takers?

The Nurburgring, considered one of the most difficult race circuits in the world, is said to have nearly ten potential buyers vying for the racetrack.
Computing

Microsoft entices Windows app developers by paying $100 per published app

Microsoft's "Keep the Cash" promo will grant developers $100 per qualifying app and, if done right, could lead to more quality apps in the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store.
Social Media

Google introduces animated GIF search, Internet weeps with glee

We’ve been giving Google a lot of flack for suspending noteworthy services like iGoogle and the recently announced Google Reader, but we’re willing to forgive a little because of something the search giant has added – you can now…