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Dish Network finally has a green light to offer 4G, so when do we get our satellite phones?

Dish Network has recently gotten its 4G network blessing from the FCC, but just what is it planning for the future?

MyMusic, Halo 4 top nominations for the 2013 Streamy Awards

A spin-off from Halo 4 and a YouTube series about the music industry are amongst the web-only shows celebrated in the nominations for the 3rd Streamy Awards.

Carbon Motors backs out of building police cruisers, decides to build vans instead *Updated*

The police van is pack with all sorts of crime-fighting technology. And if that doesn't work, it can always intimidate criminals into surrendering.
Home Theater

Nielsen will use Twitter to gauge TV programming popularity

Twitter will be the first social network to be used by Nielsen to gauge the popularity of TV shows and will compliment Nielsen's existing TV ratings system.

New iOS app does more than suggest restaurants, it tells you what to order

A new app uses online reviews and photos from Instagram to generate suggestions for individual orders at restaurants.

Dell executive warns Microsoft to change Surface for Windows RT branding

A Dell executive has suggested that Microsoft rename its Windows RT OS for the Surface tablet since it is not compatible with standard Windows apps.

Skype offers a month of free and unlimited worldwide calling

If you have friends or family around the world and fancy calling them on their landline or mobile phone this Christmas, Skype's offering free calls for a month to a long list of countries.

Lost no more: Google Maps for iOS gets 10 million downloads in first two days

With all the fuss surrounding Apple Maps, it's hardly surprising that millions of iOS users clamored to download Google Maps immediately upon its release last week.
Social Media

State of the Web: Newtown, and the shameful rise of the instant lynch mob

The horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, exposed another kind of violence: The rising ferocity of the Internet lynch mob, which turns more innocent people into victims of another sort.
Android Army

Samsung reveals the Galaxy Grand, a new smartphone with a 5-inch screen and Android 4.1.2

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Grand, a smartphone/tablet hybrid with a 5-inch screen, which fits in-between the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note in the company's ever-expanding range.
Social Media

London fire department may offer option to tweet emergencies instead of just calling

The UK capital's fire service is considering allowing people to tweet emergencies as it looks at ways of using social media to help improve communication with the public.

Apple’s request for Samsung sales ban rejected by US judge; Samsung’s retrial bid also denied

US District Court judge Lucy Koh has rejected Apple's request for a sales ban on a number of Samsung mobile devices deemed by a jury in August to have infringed Apple patents. Meanwhile, Samsung has failed in its bid for a retrial based on…