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February 20, 2013, 11:30 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Sony announces PlayStation 4 with 8-core x86 processor, 8GB GDDR5 memory and DualShock 4 controller  —  Today at a gaming event in New York City, Sony announced the PlayStation 4.  Sony's Andy House says that it is the ‘most powerful platform ever’.  —  “The living room is no longer …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
PlayStation 4's UI and inner workings detailed: No more booting, games download as you play them  —  We've heard some hardware numbers, but now we're hearing more how it'll actually work in practice.  Alongside connections to other Sony hardware, the highlight that caught our attention …
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Sony announces PlayStation app for iOS and Android, will expand games to the second screen  —  Nintendo isn't the only gaming outfit playing around with a second screen — Sony has plans of its own.  The aptly named PlayStation app promises to expand gameplay to a player's iOS or Android device …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Sony fails to show PlayStation 4 console at PlayStation 4 event  —  Sony just took the wrappers off the PlayStation 4 at a blowout event — but something was missing.  Bizarrely, the company elected not to show any glimpse of the console hardware itself, instead focusing on internal details and a showreel of upcoming games.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Looks to Make Its Computer Glasses Stylish  —  People wearing Google's glasses are transported to a strange new world in which the Internet is always in their line of sight.  But for people looking at the people wearing those glasses, the view is even stranger — someone wearing a computer processor …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Developing Touchscreen Devices Using Chrome Operating System  —  Google Inc. has developed the first touchscreen laptops powered by its Chrome operating system to be sold later this year, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Internet giant tries to go toe-to-toe with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system.
Marissa Mayer / Yodel Anecdotal:
A new welcome to Yahoo!  —  Yahoo! first began as Jerry and Dave's Guide to the World Wide Web, a directory of links created to help organize the Internet during its very early days.  That simple directory evolved through the years into the Yahoo! we know today — a starting point for your daily habits.
April Underwood / Twitter Advertising:
Announcing the Twitter Ads API  —  Since we launched Promoted Tweets in April 2010, marketers have come to Twitter to reach new audiences and engage with more than 200 million active Twitter users on the web, on mobile devices, and on tablets.  As interest in Twitter has grown …
Ian Kilpatrick / Google Enterprise Blog:
Preview files in Google Drive  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Drive Blog.)  —  It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best way to find something is to start looking.  Beginning today, Google Drive will let you quickly preview more than 30 file types and quickly flip between files until you find the one you want.
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Apple's Jonathan Ive talks design—on a beloved kids' show  —  “Heartwarming” isn't a word you normally associate with industrial design, but I dare you to watch this clip from beloved UK children's show Blue Peter without cracking a smile.  —  When asked how he would design a combination pencil case …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC orders 2M people to power down cell phone signal boosters  —  Wireless signal boosters improve cellular connections to service provider networks.  —  FCC  —  The Federal Communications Commission today enacted a set of rules governing the sale and deployment of wireless signal boosters …

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