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Cinemagram Turns iPhone Photos Into Animated Gifs In Seconds

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Remember when the iPhone app GLMPS launched last summer, seemingly heralding the start of new image format that blended static photos and video? No? That’s OK. Today, there’s a new twist on the idea of reinventing the mobile photo, this time by turning static photos into animated ones. With the...
Cinemagram Turns iPhone Photos Into Animated Gifs In Seconds

Y Combinator-Backed Noodle Labs Launches Everyday.me, An "Evernote For Your Life"

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Noodle Labs, the mobile development startup that’s part of Y Combinator’s summer batch, launches today with its newest product: An iPhone and web app called Everyday.me. Co-founders Yu-Kuan Lin (a former Googler who worked on Maps, specifically for China) and Weiting Liu (already a YC alum) describe their new app...
Y Combinator-Backed Noodle Labs Launches Everyday.me, An "Evernote For Your Life"

Twitter founders launch a blogging platform, Kevin Rose blogs about peeing

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We may have spoken too soon about Kevin Rose reaching a certain level of maturity*. On Medium, the latest product from Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, Rose has broken the seal** with an inaugural post about peeing. Peeing with Al Gore, but still — peeing. Medium is...
Twitter founders launch a blogging platform, Kevin Rose blogs about peeing

Web conferencing showdown: What's the best software for online meetings?

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It's become a maxim of modern business life: Your most important meeting of the year won't take place in a conference room, but rather online with all attendees viewing a common computer screen. It's impersonal. It's detached. And it's often quite vexing. Simply joining the Web meeting can sometimes...
Web conferencing showdown: What's the best software for online meetings?

Yahoo Search Hits The App Store; Takes On Yelp With Sketch-A-Search

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Yahoo is showing a little Apple love today, launching not one but two free search apps in Apple’s app store today. Yahoo’s basic Search app tries to bring an enhanced version of Yahoo Search to the iPhone with plenty of bells and whistles, while Yahoo’s Sketch-a-Search iPhone app is aimed...
Yahoo Search Hits The App Store; Takes On Yelp With Sketch-A-Search

Big data analytics is great but it's no a silver bullet

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A lot of the talk around big data analytics focuses on the sheer amount of data, the speed of inputs and the glitzy visualizations that can result from analysis. But if you focus on all those bells and whistles before really thinking through the problems you need to solve, you’re...
Big data analytics is great but it's no a silver bullet
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School District Dumps $2 Million 'Online Textbook' Program After Discovering Some Students Can't Afford Broadband

No Cute Android Pins, No Schmidt, No Slide: Google Tones Down Its Presence At MWC This Year

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We’re now about a week away from the start of the Mobile World Congress, the large, annual European mobile event put on by the GSM Association that has served as a barometer of the progress of the wireless industry. In planning out what TechCrunch will be doing and seeing during...
No Cute Android Pins, No Schmidt, No Slide: Google Tones Down Its Presence At MWC This Year

Apps bring museum studies to life

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Touchscreen devices are putting students and curators togetherThe term "museum" is an unlikely partner for "new technology" in any game of word association. But mention museums to master's students at the University of Leicester and the links have more to do with computer apps than history.And that's not surprising, since...
Apps bring museum studies to life

Meet the Digital Camera That Lets You Travel Through Time

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BlackBerry's new camera is trying to change, one more time, what photography's all about. At the BlackBerry World conference yesterday, Vivek Bhardwaj introduced a new camera being developed for RIM's new product, the BlackBerry 10 -- one that allows users to detect faces and scroll through frames of the images...
Meet the Digital Camera That Lets You Travel Through Time

iPad mini production begins...in Brazil?

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Japanese blog Makotakara claims that their sources indicate that iPad Mini production has begun in the Far Western country of Brazil by China-based Foxconn. This comes coincidentally within hours of the rumored iPad mini invite/announcement/launch date news. One interesting note: That sometimes-rumored backside mic port is not on these according...
iPad mini production begins...in Brazil?

MeetingBurner Debuts Sleek, Webinar Platform To Rival WebEx

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Because I live in Chicago, I tend to conduct a lot of demos and meetings with startups and companies over webinar products like GoToMeeting or WebEx. While they get the job done for the most part, the UI is clunky and slow. Today, MeetingBurner is releasing its sleek, fast, and...
MeetingBurner Debuts Sleek, Webinar Platform To Rival WebEx
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America’s Pastime: MLB at Bat 2012 app hits 3M downloads with 800K daily average live streams

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The excellent MLB at Bat 2012 app has hit 3M downloads just 8 days into the regular season, clocking a peak of 1M live streams a day yesterday. The app has delivered 800,000 average live streams of audio and video content since opening day. That means that the app hit...
America’s Pastime: MLB at Bat 2012 app hits 3M downloads with 800K daily average live streams
Tumblr launches its long-awaited app for iPad

10 Ways To Create Engaging Content For Action

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Many organizations rely on a website to be their #1 sales tool. They pour thousands of dollars into building just the right website with a great design, robust shopping cart and plenty of bells and whistles. At some point in the website building process, they might think about the content...
10 Ways To Create Engaging Content For Action

GeeXBox 3.0 now available, XBMC 11 calling the shots

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Attention do-it-yourself home theater fans, GeeXboX 3.0 is now available. Primarily based off of XBMC 11, the latest software bump for this long-running Linux distro introduces a few nifty features, such as: PVR support for DVB-T (watch and record live TV), full HD video for PandaBoard systems, full HD...
GeeXBox 3.0 now available, XBMC 11 calling the shots

Want a sub-$500 Windows 8 tablet? Look to Dell.

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With Microsoft’s own Surface Pro tablets starting at $899, there’s some room for lower price points by its partners. Dell wants some of the value action and will be selling the Dell Latitude 10 Essentials for $499. The Windows 8 tablet loses some bells and whistles to keep the price...
Want a sub-$500 Windows 8 tablet? Look to Dell.

This Database Could Save Education In America

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March 3 (Reuters) - An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as startups eagerly show off their latest wares. But the most influential new product may be the least flashy: a $100 million database built to chart the academic paths of public...
This Database Could Save Education In America

Nokia unleashes Windows Phone 8 on the new Lumia 920

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Nokia’s new Lumia 920 hardware has already been analyzed in detail, but its software played a major role in the joint Microsoft and Nokia announcement. Windows Phone 8 (WP8) is finally taking shape as pre-production devices were being demoed and even made available for limited hands-on. Microsoft has taken a...
Nokia unleashes Windows Phone 8 on the new Lumia 920

Hey Twitter, what happened to good old 140?

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Remember when tweets were 140 characters of fun and a great avatar? Yeah, I remember those days too. Now it seems like Twitter is trying to pack as much as it can into a payload, or the associated data, of a single tweet. First there was the addition of retweet...
Hey Twitter, what happened to good old 140?

The Rubicon Project Says Ad Server Is Dead, Details Future Plans

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Digital advertising infrastructure company the Rubicon Project today at the PaidContent 2010 conference has outlined its corporate strategy going forward. Essentially, the company is declaring that you’ll soon be able to stick a fork in the ad server, and to underline its vision it has published a fairly interesting manifesto...
The Rubicon Project Says Ad Server Is Dead, Details Future Plans
For Web design, Warby Parker says chill, don't do too much

Redesigned Google Maps hands-on: vector-based, more personal and coming soon to mobile

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According to Bernhard Seefeld, product management director at Google Maps, "this is the most significant overhaul of Maps since it launched in 2005." We sat down with both Seefeld as well as Jonah Jones -- lead designer of Google Maps -- following a marathon keynote to kick off Google...
Redesigned Google Maps hands-on: vector-based, more personal and coming soon to mobile

Sony aims to make a splash with waterproof Xperia Z

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The Japanese company's latest flagship phone features a 5-inch HD display, 13MP camera, NFC, and a lot more bells and whistles that it touts as "the best of Sony." [Read more]...
Sony aims to make a splash with waterproof Xperia Z

Movea gesture control coming to Orange's Livebox Play TV system, launches next month

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In a bid to spruce up its hardware, European mobile operator Orange has drafted in Movea to bring gesture controls to its new set-top box. Running the SmartMotion server, movements will be picked up by Movea's MEMS motion-sensing remote, with gestures for volume control, web browsing and even gamepad...
Movea gesture control coming to Orange's Livebox Play TV system, launches next month

Swivl, the Swiveling Smartphone Dock, Slashes Price

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Swivl, the crowdfunded, swiveling smartphone dock that uses sensors to follow your movement like a mini-cameraman, is getting a price cut. A new version of Swivl, called Swivl-it, will cost $129 — down from $179 — and will come with fewer bells and whistles. Swivl-it will still automatically move from...
Swivl, the Swiveling Smartphone Dock, Slashes Price

In Big New Product Push, Facebook Set to Launch 6.5 Million New Community Pages

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Facebook is turning previously static information in user profiles into links for Pages. It’s also further clarifying the point of Pages, dividing out official ones for businesses, celebrities and other known entities from a new version of the feature called “Community Pages.” These move will help Facebook more clearly identify...
In Big New Product Push, Facebook Set to Launch 6.5 Million New Community Pages
DoubleTwist releases an elegant alarm clock for Android
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