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With Creator, augmented reality startup Layar shifts focus to ‘interactive print’

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Dutch startup Layar has long been considered one of the front-runners in the augmented reality space, building mobile apps that enable Android smartphone and iPhone owners to use their handset’s camera to ‘see’ digital information on top of AR-enhanced objects in the real world. The apps will continue to be...
With Creator, augmented reality startup Layar shifts focus to ‘interactive print’
'Rethought' Digg previewed ahead of launch with a focus on simplicity
Samsung's Omnia M Windows Phone coming to the UK on August 1st

ITC will reconsider previous ruling that Samsung infringed Apple text-selection patent

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Back in April we noted that the International Trade Commission had handed down a preliminary ruling that Samsung infringed an Apple patent related to a text-selection feature in a number of its Galaxy devices and other smartphones. Today, Reuters reports that an ITC trade panel will now reconsider the decision...
ITC will reconsider previous ruling that Samsung infringed Apple text-selection patent

Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

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You may want to think twice before using someone else's charger next time your iPhone's battery life is running low. Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology claim to have invented a charger that can install malware on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The team will show off...
Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

Hasbro reinvents Lazer Tag for the smartphone generation, lets you live out your Doom-fueled fantasies

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Xappr and appBlaster are fine weaponizers for your smartphone, provided you don't care to share your violent tendencies with your friends. Thankfully, Hasbro is bridging the gap between new-school AR shooter and that teenage classic -- laser tag. The NERF Lazer Tag system is getting an update for 2012...
Hasbro reinvents Lazer Tag for the smartphone generation, lets you live out your Doom-fueled fantasies

ITC pushes final Apple v. Samsung ruling to August 1st

www.electronista.com
The US International Trade Commission has pushed a final decision in an Apple v. Samsung patent infringement case to August 1st, says FOSS Patents. A rescheduling by Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender was necessary because of a remand and review notice the ITC issued on January 23rd, when a final...
ITC pushes final Apple v. Samsung ruling to August 1st

Betaworks Team Announces Ambitious Goal: Rebuild Digg From the Ground Up. In Six Weeks.

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(Photo: Rethink Digg) On an aptly named new website called Rethink Digg, the Betaworks and News.me teams proposed a rather ambitious plan today: completely rebuild the ghost town-like social news aggregator–which saw many users decamp for Reddit–from the ground up. Oh, and they’re going to do it in six weeks....
Betaworks Team Announces Ambitious Goal: Rebuild Digg From the Ground Up. In Six Weeks.
Digg launches redesign and new app with editorial curation, no comments

Rethink Digg Survey Says: 92 Percent of Respondents Wouldn't Recommend Digg to a Friend

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(Photo: Rethink Digg) Looks like the ambitious and hardworking folks behind Rethink Digg have their work cut out for them. On Friday, the team–which is tasked with revamping the ailing social news site in just six weeks–released a survey to gather user feedback on the current and future status of...
Rethink Digg Survey Says: 92 Percent of Respondents Wouldn't Recommend Digg to a Friend

Comcast VOD for TiVo Premieres expands to Boston, old Comcast TiVos shut off in August

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Where we expected, although not precisely when, TiVo and Comcast have expanded their alliance to Boston starting today. That means TiVo Premieres in the area will be able to access the company's cable video on-demand, however it also marks an end to the old Motorola-built Comcast boxes that ran...
Comcast VOD for TiVo Premieres expands to Boston, old Comcast TiVos shut off in August

Adobe releases Flash Player 11.2, AIR 3.2, still very much into gaming

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Adobe has already hinted at its plans for Flash Player 11.2, but today, those plans finally became official. The company formally announced both 11.2 and AIR 3.2 this morning, reaffirming its commitment to browser-based gaming. With 11.2, Adobe is bringing support for mouse-lock, right and middle click events, and...
Adobe releases Flash Player 11.2, AIR 3.2, still very much into gaming

REPORT: Best Buy Is Laying Off 2,400 Employees (BBY)

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UPDATE: CNBC is reporting that Best Buy is laying off 2,400 total employees, including the 600+ Geek Squad workers. Original: Best Buy is laying off around 650 members of its Geek Squad, reports KARE 11. The Geek Squad positions that work on appliances and televisions in customers' homes are the ones being...
REPORT: Best Buy Is Laying Off 2,400 Employees (BBY)
United States Postal Service to eliminate Saturday mail delivery beginning August 1st

Google to lengthen SSL encryption keys from August

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Google plans to upgrade the security of its SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates, an important component of secure communications.SSL certificates are used to encrypt communication and verify the integrity of another party with which a user is interacting. Its strength lies in the length of the private signing keys...
Google to lengthen SSL encryption keys from August
Layar Sticks The Knife In QR Codes With Augmented Reality Magazine System
90 Seconds on The Verge: Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

A New 'Rethought' Digg Will Launch August 1st

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Last week, betaworks bought the remaining assets of Digg after the once prominent social site sold. The Washington Post acquired the Digg team, LinkedIn purchased 15 patents and betaworks was left with the Digg.com website.  Well betaworks is planning on sitting around moping, today they released a... Please visit Marketing...
A New 'Rethought' Digg Will Launch August 1st
Olympic fever at Synapse: Synchronized wall climbs, beer relays and a flying monkey toss

JollyBox helps you send monthly care packages to college students and military personnel

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What do you get for the person who basically needs everything? Care packages are the oldest way of showing college students and family and friends in the military that we care. When it comes to those in the military, sending valuable and personal items to men and women overseas isn’t...
JollyBox helps you send monthly care packages to college students and military personnel

Samsung Omnia M with Windows Phone makes UK debut on August 1st, exclusively at Phones4U

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We're well aware that a relatively large portion of the UK (and the world) is highly focused on this Olympic event at this very moment, though something tells us a few of you might take some time from the 2012 Games to properly welcome Samsung's Omnia M. The Mango-flavored...
Samsung Omnia M with Windows Phone makes UK debut on August 1st, exclusively at Phones4U

The new Digg to relaunch in August after total rebuild

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Digg's new owners say they're rewriting the site from scratch, and will have a brand new version of it up by August 1st. [Read more]...
The new Digg to relaunch in August after total rebuild

Chick-fil-A Is Actually Popular: How Social Media Distorts Your View of The World

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Despite an inescapable torrent of opposition from popular tech blogs, Twitter users, and city mayors against Chick-fil-A, the self-avowed anti-gay marriage restaurant enjoyed record-breaking sales yesterday. Had I just gazed the world through my Twitter feed, I would think Chick-fil-A was on the verge of bankruptcy…and also that Ron Paul...
Chick-fil-A Is Actually Popular: How Social Media Distorts Your View of The World
Robot of legendary Japanese comic Beicho Katsura III goes on display next month

After Groupon, digital marketing firm Blue Calypso hits rival Living Social with a patent lawsuit

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Following lawsuits against Groupon, digital marketing firm Blue Calypso is now targeting rival LivingSocial with its latest patent lawsuit. According to the company, US Patent Nos. 7,664,516 and 8,155,679 are specifically being violated, which are supposedly used in Blue Calypso’s ”state-of-the-art digital marketing platform.” Diving deeper, the 7,664,516 patent was filed all the way back...
After Groupon, digital marketing firm Blue Calypso hits rival Living Social with a patent lawsuit

Google's Fiber takeover plan expands, will kill cable and carriers

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Last year, on August 1st, I emailed you guys my thoughts about Google Fiber, “Google’s Fiber ‘Proof of Concept’ Is Anything But.” In that piece I wrote, “Mark my words: Google Fiber is not a test, it’s a takeover plan.” Last week, Google announced its second Fiber city: Austin....
Google's Fiber takeover plan expands, will kill cable and carriers

Apple officially extends iCloud storage bump for MobileMe members to September 30, 2013

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Apple has officially extended the iCloud storage bump for former MobileMe users to September of 2013, according to a support article shared by Applespotlight. As a thank you to our former MobileMe members who moved to iCloud, we have extended the complimentary storage upgrade they received until September 30, 2013....
Apple officially extends iCloud storage bump for MobileMe members to September 30, 2013

Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales

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Yesterday Samsung added the iPhone 5 to its patent lawsuit against Apple and other manufacturers. This comes after Apple was awarded $1 billion for Samsung’s infringements. But sales of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III haven’t been hurt and appear to have been helped by the news. The powerhouse Android device...
Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales
Digg announces 'Rethink Digg' plan to rebuild in six weeks

ITC to re-examine split ruling in Apple v. Samsung dispute

www.electronista.com
The US International Trade Commission will review a split decision made by a judge in a patent dispute between Apple and Samsung, Reuters reports. In March the judge ruled that while Samsung had infringed an Apple patent on text selection, it hadn't infringed on one for detecting accessories plugged into...
ITC to re-examine split ruling in Apple v. Samsung dispute
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