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Microsoft: TypeScript isn't a JavaScript killer

Build 2012 Microsoft may have a poor track record for web standards compliance, but if the capacity crowd at Microsoft Technical Fellow Anders Hejlsberg's Build conference session on TypeScript was any indication, Redmond's JavaScript alternative has struck a nerve with coders who have grown frustrated with the web's de facto applications language.

Tesla Model S named '2013 Automobile of the Year'

Elon Musk's much-anticipated, long-delayed, taxpayer-supported, company-critical Tesla Model S sport sedan has been named as the 2013 Automobile of the Year by the Motor City–centric Automobile magazine.
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Verizon staff arrested for stealing customer's nude pics

Two Verizon staffers are under indictment for allegedly stealing nude photographs from an attractive female customer's phone and passing them around.
Sony KD-84X9005 84in 4K LED TV

Sony KD-84X9005 84in ultra-HD TV review

Huzzar! The resolution revolution is finally underway. Sony’s 84in KD-84X9005 is the first 4K consumer television to herald a seismic change to the consumer electronics and broadcast landscape. Look beyond its stratospheric price tag – all that expensive R&D has to be recouped somehow – and you’ll find a siren of a screen capable of ground-breaking image quality.
Steve May, 03 2012
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Sock-wielding movie pirates go to prison

Two members of a movie piracy gang were sent to prison yesterday in Virginia.

You know who else hates Windows 8? Hackers

Microsoft's emphasis on the mobile nature of Windows 8 and its bold touch-friendly user interface may lead some to fear the software giant has taken its foot off the pedal in terms of security.
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Microsoft-Netflix bid rumours feast on froth – and logic

Some of the big takeovers in the pay TV arena have taken analysts by surprise, but that will not be the case if, as looks increasingly likely, Microsoft tables a bid for Netflix.
Faultline, 03 2012