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Apple to Buy AuthenTec for $356 Million

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Reuters reports that Apple will be acquiring AuthenTec for $356 million.AuthenTec Inc (AUTH.O), which makes fingerprint sensor chips used in personal computers, said it agreed to be bought by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for about $356 million.Reuters describes AuthenTec as a maker of fingerprint sensor chips. From their fact sheet, AuthenTec...
Apple to Buy AuthenTec for $356 Million

How to render 3D images on your iPad for free

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AutoDesk's 123D Catch app for the iPad is an expansion of the company's strategy to get into mobile. [Read more]...
How to render 3D images on your iPad for free

Another Likely Physical Mockup of Next iPhone Offers a Realistic Look

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Gizmodo points to a newly-discovered product page from case manufacturer Shenzhen Coolzone Technology displaying what appears to be a high-quality physical mockup matching up with rumors and leaked parts for the next-generation "iPhone 5". Case manufacturers have become increasingly sophisticated with their physical mockups created for design and testing of...
Another Likely Physical Mockup of Next iPhone Offers a Realistic Look
Funding Daily: venture capital makes it rain with downpour of investment

Autodesk Pays $60 Million for Socialcam

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Autodesk agreed to acquire Socialcam in a $60 million cash deal aimed at increasing accessibility to the design software maker's technology for professional film and video creators....
Autodesk Pays $60 Million for Socialcam

20 Best Android apps this week

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Snow White, One Direction, Pixlr Express, PicMix, Chadwick, Heineken Cup, Captain McFinn and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new Android apps released in the last seven days. A busy week too, with apps spanning fairytales, augmented reality, photo editing, music education and sports.As ever, games aren't included...
20 Best Android apps this week

Early iPhone Prototype Resembles Latest iPhone 5 Part Leaks

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As we've noted, The Verge has come across a number of photos of iPhone prototypes in court documents. One of the early prototypes images seemed particularly familiar to us. The two-tone design with a central aluminum backing looks like an early version of the rumored next-generation iPhone. On the right...
Early iPhone Prototype Resembles Latest iPhone 5 Part Leaks

Autodesk, researchers develop 'magic finger' that reads gestures from any surface (video)

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By combining a camera that detects surfaces with one that perceives motion, Canadian university researchers and Autodesk have made a sensor that reads finger gestures based on which part of your body you swipe. The first camera can detect pre-programmed materials like clothing, which would allow finger movements made...
Autodesk, researchers develop 'magic finger' that reads gestures from any surface (video)

Apple Prepares to Bring New iPad to China as Cellular Model Gains Sales Certification

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MarketWatch reports that Chinese regulators have cleared for sale a new 3G-capable wireless device from Apple, with the A1430 model number specified in the agency's database indicating that it is the cellular-capable model of the new third-generation iPad.According to China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, an Apple device with third-generation, high-speed...
Apple Prepares to Bring New iPad to China as Cellular Model Gains Sales Certification
Digia acquires Qt business and technologies from Nokia

Google Drive And The Cloud Wars

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Editor’s note: Aaron Levie is co-founder and CEO at Box. Follow him on Twitter @levie. For the past six years, any startup touching the cloud storage space has lived in anticipation and fear of Google’s entry into the market. G(od) Drive’s arrival was meant to instantly commoditize existing offerings, kill...
Google Drive And The Cloud Wars
Epic announces Oculus Rift support for Unreal Engine 4

OS X Mountain Lion Already Accounting for 3% of Mac Traffic

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AllThingsD reports that just over 48 hours after launch, OS X Mountain Lion is already accounting for over 3% of web traffic coming from the Mac platform. The data, which comes from analytics firm Chitika, shows that Mountain Lion's share has risen quickly from roughly 0.25% prior to the public...
OS X Mountain Lion Already Accounting for 3% of Mac Traffic
Leap Motion gesture controller arrives May 13th, with software from Autodesk, Corel, and Disney

Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders

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Yesterday, Paul Graham announced some personnel changes at Y Combinator. One of its partners, Harj Tagger, is leaving to found a company after he does some traveling. In his place, Y Combinator has hired Kevin Hale, designer and founder of Wufoo. In addition, four part-time partners are coming on board....
Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders

128GB iPad: from myth to reality in 24 hours

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Following rumors that surfaced on Monday that Apple may begin offering iOS devices in 128GB capacities, the company announced on Tuesday that it is indeed launching a 128GB iPad starting next week. The new model joins the existing fourth-generation line-up of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models, and comes in...
128GB iPad: from myth to reality in 24 hours

Apps & updates: Wild Blood, AutoCad WS, Adobe Photoshop Express, more

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Wild Blood: Gameloft has officially released the first full length gameplay trailer for its upcoming ‘Wild Blood’ title. The third person action game, Gameloft’s first powered by Unreal Engine, will feature a single-player campaign, as well as co-op and arena modes. VentureBeat has first impressions from an iPad demo:...
Apps & updates: Wild Blood, AutoCad WS, Adobe Photoshop Express, more

Autodesk to roll out Scaleform for mobile development

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Autodesk today announced new versions of its Scaleform middleware targeted at mobile developers. Scaleform provides a means of producing user-interface environments as well as 2D games. The new software provides a Flash-based gaming and application platform and plugs into the Unity game engine, allowing designers to develop once and distribute...
Autodesk to roll out Scaleform for mobile development

YouTube - Autodesk Show Reel 2010

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YouTube - Autodesk Show Reel 2010

With New Service, Any Device Could Run Almost Any Program From Anywhere

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In the near future, the only difference between a smartphone, tablet, and a laptop will be the size of the screen. Hardcore gamers could play 3D intensive games in a smartphone, and Michael Bay could render “Transformers 4″ from his iPad. Otoy, an LA-based software company, has discovered a way...
With New Service, Any Device Could Run Almost Any Program From Anywhere

The Area :: Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2011

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The Area :: Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2011

10 types of startup that had a breakthrough 2012

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As the year draws to a close, let’s take a look at the trends that have proven important in the world of tech startups. Don’t forget to take a look at our other lists as we tie 2012 up in a nice, neat bow. Social video startups The clamour to...
10 types of startup that had a breakthrough 2012

Absinthe 2.0 Brings Untethered Jailbreak to iOS 5.1.1 Devices Including New iPad

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Chronic Dev Team today announced the release of Absinthe 2.0, which offers users the ability to jailbreak numerous iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1, including the third-generation iPad, without having to tether the device to a computer for booting. The jailbreaking process allows users to load third-party software and hacks not...
Absinthe 2.0 Brings Untethered Jailbreak to iOS 5.1.1 Devices Including New iPad
Leap Motion Controller Ships Pre-Orders May 13, Hits Best Buy Store Shelves May 19 For $79.99

Apps & updates: Podcasts, AutoCAD WS, Opera Mini, BBC iPlayer, more

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We already had a number of updates to Apple’s own apps today including iWork for iOS, Apple Remote Desktop, iTunes U, Xcode 4.4, Safari 6, and OS X Server, but below is our usual list of popular apps and updates hitting the store today: Podcasts: If you have been experiencing issues...
Apps & updates: Podcasts, AutoCAD WS, Opera Mini, BBC iPlayer, more

Here's what we learned from the Socialcam acquisition: Innovation wins, not numbers

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First off, I want to say that the $60M acquisition of Socialcam by Autodesk is a great move for both companies. I have been watching Autodesk for the past year or so, and it’s a company that is making bold moves, for sure. Regardless of some of the things that...
Here's what we learned from the Socialcam acquisition: Innovation wins, not numbers

How to quickly convert flash games into mobile apps

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Autodesk's latest version of Scaleform allows developers to easily port flash games into the mobile environment, and in some cases, make them look better. [Read more]...
How to quickly convert flash games into mobile apps

Torrents.ru Fights Back After Domain Seizure

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On February 18, 2010, RU-Center, Russia’s largest domain name registrar and web-hosting provider, pulled the plug on the Torrents.ru domain name, suspending it with immediate effect and leaving 4 million users and 1 million torrents homeless. A representative from RU-Center confirmed that the domain was blocked on the orders of...
Torrents.ru Fights Back After Domain Seizure

Apple and Google Lead Separate Groups in Bidding for Kodak Patents

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Google and Apple are once again going head to head in bidding for a major collection of patents owned by a bankrupt corporation. According to The Wall Street Journal, two consortiums have formed to bid for the patents owned by camera giant Kodak, which is currently in bankruptcy. Apple, Microsoft,...
Apple and Google Lead Separate Groups in Bidding for Kodak Patents

Apple reveals next-generation apps for the new iPad: Infinity Blade: Dungeons, SketchBook, SkyGamblers

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While Apple's ensured all of it's home-baked apps are making the most of the iPad's retina display and new A5X chipset, it also had a handful of third-party app developers ready to show what the new hardware's capable. First up was Namco, who revealed the iOS-exclusive SkyGamblers, and Ace...
Apple reveals next-generation apps for the new iPad: Infinity Blade: Dungeons, SketchBook, SkyGamblers
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