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January 7, 2013, 4:10 AM

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Sarah Silbert / Engadget:
Lenovo announces multi-user Horizon Table PC for $1,699 and up (video)  —  In addition to announcing some traditional all-in-ones today, Lenovo is introducing the IdeaCentre Horizon 27 Table PC.  It too is a full-fledged, battery-powered desktop, but it can collapse into table-top mode …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix tablet / laptop hybrid gets a power-up when it docks  —  Did you think you'd seen every possible way a laptop and tablet could merge?  Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix is here to show you otherwise.  Rather than simply flipping head over heels, twisting in place …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Nvidia unveils Tegra 4, 'world's fastest mobile processor'  —  Nvidia has just announced its next-generation Tegra 4 processor for smartphones, tablets, and notebooks.  The Tegra 4, like its predecessor, features a quad-core processor along with a fifth, low power, core to save battery life.
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
NVIDIA building Tegra 4 into an Android gaming controller / console, dubbed ‘Project Shield’  —  A video shown on-stage during NVIDIA's press conference just unveiled “Project Shield,” a gaming controller / portable console running Tegra 4.  The controller looks an awful lot like a PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 …
Andrew Longstreth / Reuters:
Google pact with FTC could affect other patent disputes  —  (Reuters) - While the focus of last week's agreement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google Inc was search, the deal's restrictions on how Google uses its patents could have a broader impact on the technology industry.
More: Bloomberg and memeburn
David Jolly / New York Times:
Ad Blocking Raises Alarm Among Firms Like Google  —  PARIS — Xavier Niel, the French technology entrepreneur, has made a career of disrupting the status quo.  —  Now, he has dared to take on Google and other online advertisers in a battle that puts the Web companies under pressure to use …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Dropbox's new Modern UI Windows 8 app finally arrives in the Windows Store  —  It's been a month since we revealed that Dropbox had pushed its Windows 8 app for submission to Microsoft, and now the app is fully certified and has landed in the Windows Store for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.
More: The Verge and WinBeta
Caleb Hannan / Business Week:
Dish Network, the Meanest Company in America  —  For 2012, the website 24/7 Wall St. determined that the worst company to work for in America was the Dish Network (DISH), the Englewood (Colo.)-based company that provides satellite TV to more than 14 million subscribers.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Craigslist Slowly Expands Its Maps To Items For Sale, Starting First With Yard Sales And Flea Markets  —  Craigslist has started to add maps to its sales listings, letting people view not just what items are being sold, but where those items are located on a map.
More: The Verge
Chris Welch / The Verge:
The future of USB 3.0 coming mid-year with data speeds doubling to 10Gbps  —  The USB 3.0 Promoter group today announced development of an updated USB 3.0 specification that will offer double the data performance of existing devices, with max speeds reaching 10Gbps.
Reuters:
Handset makers scurry to join Year of the Phablet  —  (Reuters) - Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back - is here to stay.  —  A surprise hit of 2012, it is drawing in more users …

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