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Kobo Launches Aura, A High-Res E-Reader, As It Preps For Its Own App Store This Summerview story

http://techcrunch.com – Kobo, the Canadian e-reader, tablet and e-book company owned by Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten, today unveiled its newest device, the Aura HD, a limited-edition e-reader it’s aiming it at power bookworms, with a 265dpi resolution on a 6.8-inch screen, 4 gigabytes of storage and a two-month battery life for the premium price of $169.99 (£139.99). (IT news)

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Google Wants To Operate .Search As A “Dotless” Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Othersview story

http://techcrunch.com – If it gets it, Google wants to turn .search into a “dotless domain,” the company told ICANN a few days ago. (IT news)

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An iPhone Lover's Take On The Facebook Phoneview story

http://techcrunch.com – “This is not a Facebook Phone.” Yeah, whatever. The HTC First is the first phone that has Facebook partnering up with an OEM to bake an Android pie with Facebook Home filling, so I’m calling it the Facebook Phone. There will be more. This is just the first. (IT news)

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Myntra Buys Fitiquette, A Disrupt Finalist With A Virtual Fitting Room, As India's Online Fashion Market Heats Upview story

http://techcrunch.com – Fitiquette, a developer of virtual fitting room technology and a TC Disrupt finalist in September 2012, has been acquired by Myntra, one of the big fashion and lifestyle e-commerce companies in India. (IT news)

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Ahead Of U.S. Rival PayPal Here, Intuit Pay Rolls Out Its Mobile Commerce Service In The UKview story

http://techcrunch.com – The mobile payment market in Europe continues to get more crowded, with the latest wave of entrants coming from across the pond to join a number of homegrown startups targeting the millions of businesses in the region that still do not accept credit card payments. (IT news)

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Tracker 0.15.4 Released Due to Error in Previous Versionview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Tracker, a semantic data storage for desktop and mobile devices that uses W3C standards for RDF ontologies using Nepomuk with SPARQL to query and update the data, has just reached version 0.15.4. Tracker was launched just a few days ago, but it seems that the uploaded tarball was done using the wrong version of libgee for building the C sources from Vala. (IT news)

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[ubuntu] Unable to get HDMI Surround 5.1 workingview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I am working on setting up an HTPC running Ubuntu 12.10. I have been searching for hours for a solution to get 5.1 surround sound working through HDMI, to no avail. I do not know a lot about audio standards or how they are managed in Linux. (Hardware)

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News Corp’s Education Tablet May Be The Bureaucratic Fit Schools Need To Adopt Techview story

http://techcrunch.com – Public school systems are cheerfully decorated dictatorships: discipline, standards, and testing are the driving concepts of modern k-12 education. The very reason why districts purchase bundles of the same textbooks is so they can keep classrooms in lockstep alignment as teachers meticulous meet timely instructional goals. (IT news)

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Google releases Chromebook Pixel, a Chrome OS based touchscreen laptopview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Just yesterday we covered a bit of speculation over whether or not Google would release touchscreen laptops this year. Apparently, Google took the hint and released a fairly powerful laptop dubbed the Chromebook Pixel in the Play Store. It’s a little different from the usual suspects in the Play Store, primarily because of the whopping $1299 price tag. (IT news)

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How to unprotect Excel sheets in Linux (Debian/Squeeze)view story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – I have a fairly complex (by my standards) process that extracts Excel files (.xls) from certain inbound emails and saves them in a directory on my Debian/Squeeze machine. My next step would have been to use xls2csv (catdoc) to convert the .xls files into .csv, before modifying it using regex and loading it into a database. However, I just realized that each sheet in the .xls files is locked, pre (HowTos)