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On Wednesday, Facebook revealed the most talked-about events on the social network for 11 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Australia and France.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the single most talked about event in the U.S. was the presidential election, followed by the Super Bowl and the death of Whitney Houston, the last of which was a top trending topic in several other countries as well. Hurricane Sandy ranked fourth on the list in the U.S.

source: Facebook

 

PS Vita is a handheld game console by Sony Computer Entertainment.  It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable as part of the PlayStation brand of gaming devices. PS Vita is schedueld to be released in Europe, Latin and North America on February 22, 2012and in Australia on February 23, 2012.  Check out video below:

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source: TechCrunch

Last week we broke the news that Bandwidth.com was launching a disruptive mobile carrier called Republic Wireless. The service will use special handsets that take advantage of Wifi networks whenever possible, and will fallback to a ‘normal’ cellular connection whenever Wifi isn’t available. A report from GigaOM pegs the price at a mere $19 per month — with unlimited text, data, and voice.

That’s massive savings compared to the standard contracts offered by Verizon, AT&T, et al. But there’s a catch: to use Republic Wireless, you need to buy a new handset (the devices are Android-based, but they use a special combination of hardware and software that can’t be ported to other devices, at least not yet). Thankfully those handsets are going to be relatively inexpensive.

Numerous tipsters have written in to say they’ve just received the following email from Republic Wireless — and we’ve just confirmed with the company — that the handsets will be $99 for anyone who uses the code ‘Welcome19′ by November 27. And that’s with no contract. After that early-signup period ends, the price will jump to $199,

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