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Android Open Source Project targets Sony Xperia S, wants to get experimental

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The Android Open Source Project has typically (and understandably) been a very Nexus-focused affair -- until now that is. Technical Lead for the AOSP, Jean-Baptiste Queru, announced this week that for a "new challenge" he'd like to target new hardware -- and Sony's Xperia S is the lucky benefactor....
Android Open Source Project targets Sony Xperia S, wants to get experimental
ARM announces next-gen Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53: 64-bit processors for 2014
Researchers create brain-computer interface that bypasses spinal cord injury paralysis

Google Replaces WebKit Version ID with Blink in Latest Chrome Build

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The latest build of Google Chrome has officially received Google’s new rendering engine called Blink, which is meant to replace WebKit. Google is planning to have Blink power Chrome on desktop and Android with the release of Chrome 28 in about nine weeks. The change was first noted by developer...
Google Replaces WebKit Version ID with Blink in Latest Chrome Build
iPad Launch Day: Why these people are waiting in the rain
General Electric pushes its case as a high-tech leader

CyanogenMod 10 now available in 'M-Series' monthly builds

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If keeping up with those CyanogenMod 10 nightly builds was hard work, or just a little too bleeding-edge, then you might be interested to hear about the introduction of "M-Series" releases for CM10. Once a month, the team will release a more stable version for your downloading pleasure, though...
CyanogenMod 10 now available in 'M-Series' monthly builds

Facebook for webOS version 1.2 to Go Live in the App Catalog Next Week

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Palm has let us know via its Facebook Page that the next version of the Facebook app, which is being developed by the Developer Relations team, should be available in the App Catalog sometime next week.  Facebook for webOS 1.2 will bring enhancements such as notifications(!), the ability to play...
Facebook for webOS version 1.2 to Go Live in the App Catalog Next Week
GM leverages WiFi Direct to give pedestrians a better chance of jumping out of the way of cars

Sesame Street hits CES with augmented reality app for kids, we go hands-on (video)

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At this year's CES, Qualcomm's got a big show -- but not all of it has to do with bleeding-edge performance and kick-awesome graphics. In fact, the San Diego company has a bit of a family side. It's partnering with Sesame Street to highlight its Vuforia platform, an Augmented...
Sesame Street hits CES with augmented reality app for kids, we go hands-on (video)
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Facebook Details How It Tests Code, But Won’t Say How It Misdelivered Private Messages

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Last week, Facebook was affected by a glitch that sent what appears to be thousands of private messages to the wrong people — a very alarming security breach given the amount of data 400 million users have entrusted to the service. News of the bug hit the press, Facebook issued a...
Facebook Details How It Tests Code, But Won’t Say How It Misdelivered Private Messages

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian run Euro Hawk UAV through its first full test flight (video)

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Europe isn't quite as firmly on the bleeding edge of UAVs as the US. Northrop Grumman and EADS-run Cassidian just brought the continent one step closer through the first full test flight of Euro Hawk. A new take on the Global Hawk HALE with a new mission system from...
Northrop Grumman, Cassidian run Euro Hawk UAV through its first full test flight (video)

Chrome OS version 20 hits stable release channel, brings Google Drive and Aura UI for Cr-48s along

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If you're a ChromeOS user who doesn't live on the bleeding edge, it's finally time to experience the latest version 20, which most notably adds support for its Drive cloud storage. Also mentioned as included in the upgrade is offline support of Google Docs, Pepper Flash upgrade, access to...
Chrome OS version 20 hits stable release channel, brings Google Drive and Aura UI for Cr-48s along

Test Dropbox’s New Android App And Snag Some Extra Storage Space

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Dropbox has no shortage of fans or users these days — their stellar wins at the Crunchies are proof of that — and now the cloud storage service is leaning on them to test an experimental new build of the Dropbox Android app. While the thrill of being on the...
Test Dropbox’s New Android App And Snag Some Extra Storage Space

Behind ParaNorman's Breakthrough 3-D-Printing-Driven Animation Process

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Long before ParaNorman's protagonist could start battling zombies, Laika's Brian McLean and his 40-member team had to tame a new stop-motion technology process. McLean talks about the bloody road to the film's bleeding-edge character design....
Behind ParaNorman's Breakthrough 3-D-Printing-Driven Animation Process

Asus drops quad-core Tegra 3 in favor of dual-core S4 in new Transformer tablet

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In a move that will shock and disgust bleeding-edge technophiles everywhere, Asus has announced at Mobile World Congress 2012 that its new Transformer Pads — the high-end Infinity Series — will use the recently-announced dual-core Qualcomm S4 SoC. The critically acclaimed Transformer Prime, the Infinity Series’ predecessor which was released...
Asus drops quad-core Tegra 3 in favor of dual-core S4 in new Transformer tablet
MediaTek aims for low-end smartphone market with new Cortex-A9, Android 4.0 platform

Individual tabs gain nifty new features in pre-release Chrome and Firefox builds

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Google and Mozilla are tinkering with adding audio visualization and privacy to individual tabs in future versions of their browsers. The audio visualization feature has been incorporated into both Chromium and the "Canary" build of Google's Chrome browser, according to The Next Web . Since introduced as part of...
Individual tabs gain nifty new features in pre-release Chrome and Firefox builds

Onswipe arrives on Android for the first time with support for Google's Nexus 7

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Born out of TechStars, Onswipe makes it easy for any publisher, from a new blogger to the NY Times, to transform their content into an immersive experience on tablets. Now, Onswipe’s touch-friend solution for the Web is finally arriving on Android, first with Google’s Nexus 7 and then to additional Android devices in...
Onswipe arrives on Android for the first time with support for Google's Nexus 7

First Word, Last Word And Letting Our Biggest Fans Help Shape The Conversation In Our Comments

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With the launch of our new Techdirt Insider Shop, one of the new features we've enabled on the site is something we're calling First Word/Last Word, which you may have noticed appearing on the blog. The feature allows Techdirt Insiders with credits to help highlight key comments as either "The...
First Word, Last Word And Letting Our Biggest Fans Help Shape The Conversation In Our Comments

Can Facebook or Twitter Spin Off the Next Hadoop?

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Like most people, I suspect, I wasn’t too surprised to find out that Hadoop-focused startup Karmasphere has secured a $5 million initial funding round. After all, if Hadoop catches on like the evidence suggests it will, Karmasphere’s desktop-based Hadoop-management tools could pay off investors many times over. In some ways,...
Can Facebook or Twitter Spin Off the Next Hadoop?

The Building Is the New Server

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Image copyright Oleksiy MarkThe personal computer is dead. As quickly as we moved from the desktop to the laptop, we are moving to the tablet — never to return. With the death of the PC, an entire ecosystem dies with it. The chipset is ARM-based, rather than Intel. The operating...
The Building Is the New Server

HTC Droid DNA hands-on

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Welcome to the next wave of smartphone innovation: 1080p panels. At a joint launch event with Verizon in New York City today, HTC unveiled the Droid DNA, the stateside counterpart to the Japan-only J Butterfly. Made to run on Big Red's 4G LTE network and trimmed with the carrier's...
HTC Droid DNA hands-on
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Google Will Update Chrome For Apple’s New Retina Displays, Already Available In Canary Build

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Retina display definitely pushes the idea of what a modern screen should look like forward, but it also means developers will have to adapt their apps to these high resolutions to make sure their apps don’t look bad. During its announcement earlier this week, Apple...
Google Will Update Chrome For Apple’s New Retina Displays, Already Available In Canary Build

Engadget's summer gear guide 2012: gaming

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In the interest of keeping cool this summer, we've put together a list of the hottest products out right now. From smartphones to e-readers and everything in between, there's no time like the present to re-up that post-spring-cleaning stash. So grab a popsicle or a cold one and dive...
Engadget's summer gear guide 2012: gaming

Western Digital My Net router leaps to 802.11ac speeds, gets a bridge to keep it company

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Western Digital only just broke into the networking field this spring, but it's already settling in as a regular with a quick performance upgrade. The company's fledgling My Net router line is making the leap to bleeding-edge 802.11ac WiFi through the release of the AC1300 (above), which sees the...
Western Digital My Net router leaps to 802.11ac speeds, gets a bridge to keep it company

H.265 gets pushed forward with Broadcom's 4K-capable BCM7445

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H.264 has been around for years. When OS X 10.4 shipped back in April of 2005 with support for the standard, its quality-to-size ratio was unmatched. Since then, it has become the de facto standard for everything from streaming video to recording video on phones and cameras. Despite it popularity,...
H.265 gets pushed forward with Broadcom's 4K-capable BCM7445

No more free lunches

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For some this will be a shock, for others this will be an outrage, for still others this will be a ‘good for you dude’ move.As of the very near future, AccMan is transitioning to a paid for subscription model. Now…before you all go nuts and start shouting and...
No more free lunches
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