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Celebrate Star Wars Day By Blinding General Grievous, Losing R2

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Beep boop boop bee squeee! Happy May 4th a k a Star Wars Day (say the date out loud and you’ll figure out why). In celebration, quite a few hardware vendors have released special gear for the day, thereby allowing you to celebrate the magic of George Lucas in proper...
Celebrate Star Wars Day By Blinding General Grievous, Losing R2

BMW app integration, Plants vs Zombies 2, IM+, Pac-Man, StreamBoard, deals, more

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News: BMW iOS app integration: Following some recent Siri Eyes Free news from Chevrolet, BMW announced today that it has partnered with handful of developers to bring similar eyes free experiences for a number of third-party iOS apps to its vehicles. BMW has partnered with Audible for audio books,...
BMW app integration, Plants vs Zombies 2, IM+, Pac-Man, StreamBoard, deals, more
'Bezos Beep' could replace smartphone bump for mobile content sharing
Hands-on: Wii-like sensor plus a gentle kick opens Ford Escape’s liftgate

R2-D2 light-up bra goes beep and boop on your bust

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Geek fashion goes overboard with a DIY R2-D2 bra that whistles, beeps, and flashes like a real droid. [Read more]...
R2-D2 light-up bra goes beep and boop on your bust

IM+ App Maker Takes $10 Million From Russia's Finam

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One of the more popular instant messaging mobile apps is taking a $10 (£6.32) million investment from a Russian investor. IM+, made by Stuttgart-based Shape, is taking the money from Finam, which has previously invested in the Badoo and Mamba liaisons/dating social networks. With the deal, the pair are...
IM+ App Maker Takes $10 Million From Russia's Finam

'Silent updates' for Android download latest version of Facebook without Google Play

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Facebook is testing a new way for Android users to receive app updates without going through the Google Play store. Some Android users are now receiving “silent updates,” which download in the background while a user is connected over Wi-Fi. Instead of users receiving a notification about a new app...
'Silent updates' for Android download latest version of Facebook without Google Play

The Orp Smart Horn AKA The Smorn Is Cooler Than It Sounds

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High atop Weathertop where the Kings of Old Middle Earth once surveyed their kingdoms, the Smorn leers knowingly at the vale below. His hand rubs the grass and sniffs the air – hobbits had been here, for certain. He raises his long snout and begins to howl, the sound echoing...
The Orp Smart Horn AKA The Smorn Is Cooler Than It Sounds

Happy 20th birthday, SMS - I'll resist the urge to send you a drunken text | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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It allowed us to be as smutty, sweary or slangy as we liked, with no adult interference - but now it's on the declineThe 20th anniversary of the text message has seen celebrations tainted by the news that its use is now on the decline. The SMS (short message service)...
Happy 20th birthday, SMS - I'll resist the urge to send you a drunken text | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Raising the dead: Can a regular person repair a damaged hard drive?

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On June 22, 2012, my primary hard drive, a Samsung HD103SI, quietly passed away. There was no warning — no grinding, no clicks, clacks, or sudden bang. One moment, I was working on a story, the next, I wasn’t.It quickly became clear that something more serious than a simple system...
Raising the dead: Can a regular person repair a damaged hard drive?
Sticknfind Bluetooth stickers let you track any object with your phone
Viber morphs into full-blown Skype rival by releasing desktop app
Automatic's connected device can remember your parking spot, stretch your gas budget

Viber releases Mac app for its messaging and VoIP platform, now 200 million users strong

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Viber, the company behind the extremely popular free messaging and VoIP mobile apps for iOS and Android, today took another step towards offering a true Skype alternative by releasing native desktop apps for both Mac and PC. Not only do the new desktop apps sync and integrate seamlessly with...
Viber releases Mac app for its messaging and VoIP platform, now 200 million users strong
Grocery Stores Have Been Waiting for a Revel-ation

Instant messenger app IM+ raises $10M

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Shape, the company behind online instant messenger service IM+, announced Monday it has raised $10 million from Russian brokerage firm Finam. IM+ is an online instant messenger and mobile app that connects with many instant messaging services including AOL instant messenger, Jabber, Skype, Google Chat, and Facebook Chat. You can send instant messenges...
Instant messenger app IM+ raises $10M

StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone (hands-on video)

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We've all misplaced keys, gadgets and occasionally even children. Well, no more. StickNFind is a nifty, inexpensive solution for tagging and locating electronics, keys and pets. For roughly $25 a pop (estimated retail), you get a small adhesive disk that can be affixed to any flat surface or attached...
StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone (hands-on video)

Keeping Close Track of Chats, Word for Word

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People store their emails, photos and documents online to keep them from being lost or accidentally deleted. But what about the records we never save to begin with, like phone conversations and text messages? These hold a lot of useful data and can sometimes be the only point of reference...
Keeping Close Track of Chats, Word for Word

Triggers transforms your iPhone into an IFTTT-like gadget

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With the sheer number of things you can do with smartphones today, it’s something of a clichéd joke to say that we can use our phones to do everything but make us our morning coffee. While that option is still only a pipe dream that some of us caffeine-dependent smartphone...
Triggers transforms your iPhone into an IFTTT-like gadget
Now 200M Users Strong, Viber Launches Desktop App With Video Calling In Version 3.0

New Android Alarm Clock App Warmly Wants To Wake You Up Right

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Generally we seem content to be rudely shocked out of sleep, with alarms that blare at us and beep violently, rendering continued sleep impossible. New Android app Warmly, fromt he Seattle-based Chaos Collective, thinks it might be better if an app wakes you up with gradually mounting sounds that...
New Android Alarm Clock App Warmly Wants To Wake You Up Right
LG Optimus Vu II announced with faster CPU, more RAM and the same odd 4:3 aspect ratio

Startups make the web physical and programming easy

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The web is fantastic when you’re on a web site or your mobile phone, but even if we’re not chained to our PC, we’re still stuck starting at a screen. Some startups and DIYers are trying to make it easier for us reach out and touch the web. They’re bringing...
Startups make the web physical and programming easy

Apple shunts Samsung apology below bottom of home page

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Large-type statement that Galaxy Tab tablet did not copy iPad complies with ruling but code ensures most users won't read itAfter being reprimanded by the court of appeal, Apple UK has put a large-type acknowledgement to Samsung that its rival's tablets did not copy the iPad on its home page...
Apple shunts Samsung apology below bottom of home page

Spotify for TV - could it finally be true?

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Rumours that Spotify may diversify from music to TV have cropped up almost since the service began four years ago. The latest peddler is Danish public broadcaster TV2, whose Beep tech site says it has learned that Spotify is negotiating to distribute HBO’s upcoming HBO Nordic over-the-top pay-TV service across Sweden, Norway, Finland...
Spotify for TV - could it finally be true?

How ‘smart watches’ may keep you in the game

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We all know about services like Foursquare, which track location data to show our friends where we are for social media. But what about using the same sort of service for games? Robert Bowling of Robotoki spoke the other day about how location-aware devices will play a part in the...
How ‘smart watches’ may keep you in the game

'Silent updates' for Android download latest version of Facebook without Google Play

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Facebook is testing a new way for Android users to receive app updates without going through the Google Play store. Some Android users are now receiving “silent updates,” which download in the background while a user is connected over Wi-Fi. Instead of users receiving a notification about a new app...
'Silent updates' for Android download latest version of Facebook without Google Play

Hope springs eternal: FCC says in 18 months you can text 9-1-1

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Finally! The FCC has set a voluntary two-year plan to allow users on the nation’s four largest carriers to text 9-1-1, and actually be assured of getting the help they need. The FCC expects the plan to go into effect in most areas next year with the 90 percent of...
Hope springs eternal: FCC says in 18 months you can text 9-1-1

LG Optimus Vu II specs officially unveiled: new CPU, IR, stylus and 'One Key' accessory

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Whether or not there's a 5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio spot in the world to fit LG's Optimus Vu is still up for debate, but the company is pressing on and has now officially revealed specs for its follow up, the Optimus Vu II. Matching the specs leaked previously the...
LG Optimus Vu II specs officially unveiled: new CPU, IR, stylus and 'One Key' accessory
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