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Forget QWERTY, The KALQ Keyboard Will Make Touchscreen Typers 33% Faster

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Smartphone and tablet typists are being urged to abandon the qwerty keyboard layout for a new design it's claimed will make them more than a third faster. Researchers at the University of St Andrews have developed a keyboard for handheld touchscreens called KALQ that allows typing 34 per cent faster....
Forget QWERTY, The KALQ Keyboard Will Make Touchscreen Typers 33% Faster

Insert Coin: You have two weeks left to submit your project for a chance at $20,000!

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Hey makers, tinkerers, and inventors -- have you entered our Insert Coin: New Challengers contest yet? Seriously, you could win $20,000 at Expand this March, a review on Engadget, and a nice promotional boost before you begin a crowdfunding campaign. What are you waiting for? We implore you to...
Insert Coin: You have two weeks left to submit your project for a chance at $20,000!

Insert Coin: New Challengers semifinalists announced!

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As 2012 drew to a close, we asked you creative types to let us in on your forthcoming crowdfunded projects -- and boy did you deliver. We've spent the past week whittling down the submissions for our first-ever Insert Coin: New Challengers competition, and are pretty excited about the...
Insert Coin: New Challengers semifinalists announced!

Google launches Nexus 7 tablet

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Seven-inch tablet built around Android takes the internet company into competition with Apple, Amazon and MicrosoftGoogle has unveiled its first own-branded tablet computer, taking the search engine companyinto competition with Apple, Amazon and Microsoft in an increasingly crowded and fast-growing market.The company has partnered with Taiwanese manufacturer Asus to launch...
Google launches Nexus 7 tablet

Microsoft's Kodu challenge invites the younger generation to design games

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As part of its encouraging Imagine Cup, Microsoft is now, for the first time, giving young ones that are aged between 9 and 18 the chance to enter a game design challenge dubbed Kodu. With a renowned Xbox controller being used as the main interface, Kodu will allow kids...
Microsoft's Kodu challenge invites the younger generation to design games

A Third Mobile Platform? There's No Room for One.

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Kantar Worldpanel ComTech says that Apple’s iOS recently ousted Google’s Android as the most popular smartphone OS in the U.S.? Not so says comScore. According to its survey of 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, Android continues to hold that title. For the three months ending in October, comScore figures Android captured...
A Third Mobile Platform? There's No Room for One.
Will BlackBerry Be Able To Win The Battle For No. 3? [Poll]

Orc Suffrage At Last! World Of Warcraft-Loving Candidate Wins

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It’s true the the United States Senate now has an unprecedented number of women and its first lesbian member, but what about the silent plight of America’s other minority: citizens who violently ravage video game villages as fantasy creatures of death and destruction. Well, yesterday was also a victory for...
Orc Suffrage At Last! World Of Warcraft-Loving Candidate Wins

Android + iOS Grabbed 92% Of Global Smartphone Shipments In Q4 2012 -- Android "Undisputed Volume Leader", Says Analyst

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They’d make unhappy bedfellows but — taken together — Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS accounted for a record 92 per cent of global smartphone shipments in Q4 last year, according to new figures from analyst Strategy Analytics. The analyst estimates that 152.1 million Android smartphones were shipped globally in the...
Android + iOS Grabbed 92% Of Global Smartphone Shipments In Q4 2012 -- Android "Undisputed Volume Leader", Says Analyst

Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot wants to 'level the playing field' for university research

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Check out this Mac-headed robot. It's the cSpring Biped Educational Development Kit from the folks at the similarly-named Cognitive Spring team. According to its creators, the 'bot is an attempt to "level the playing field between universities," letting students tool around with an affordable bipedal robotics platform. cSpring has...
Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot wants to 'level the playing field' for university research
Craigslist's terms of use ruled 'impermissible' as copyright complaints dismissed

OMG, the Text Message Turns 20

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It was 20 years ago today that the first text message was sent. Neil Papworth used a PC to send an early Christmas greeting to the cellphone of Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. Since then there have been trillions of texts shuttled around the globe, each delivering their messages in 160...
OMG, the Text Message Turns 20
Jifiti: the gifting app that might save Christmas for the brick-and-mortar crowd

Submissions for Expand's Insert Coin: New Challengers competition are now open!

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Because you haven't been living under a rock, by now you know about our big Expand event coming up in San Francisco this March (plus, you're following us on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to get all the news, right?!). Did you also know about our Insert...
Submissions for Expand's Insert Coin: New Challengers competition are now open!

Amazon's Mobile Push Borrows From Both Apple & Samsung

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Amazon apparently plans to unleash a series of mobile devices later this year. The ecommerce giant has five or six new tablets and a smartphone in the works, including a 10-inch Kindle Fire-style tablet, according to reports. This news suggests that Amazon is taking a page from several different playbooks. The company already...
Amazon's Mobile Push Borrows From Both Apple & Samsung

Vocal Apple investors may be getting what they want: higher dividend, lower-priced iPhone

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David Einhorn isn’t the only Applel investor who thinks Apple is doing it wrong. As its stock activity has shown over the past several months, shareholders are worried Apple is losing its way, isn’t innovating enough to compete with challengers like Samsung and isn’t being thoughtful enough about its huge cash pile....
Vocal Apple investors may be getting what they want: higher dividend, lower-priced iPhone

UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 18 February

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UFC Undisputed 3 has fought off all challengers (see what we did there?) to take No 1 spot on the chartUKIE Games Charts© compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesSonyMicrosoftNintendoWiiPS3PlayStationXboxHandheld3DSPCguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our...
UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 18 February

In-Cell Touch Technology Could Help Apple Reduce Next iPhone's Thickness by 15%

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Following last week's rumor that Apple is looking to adopt thinner in-cell touch technology for the display of the next-generation iPhone, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who recently took on a new position with KGI Securities, has issued a report looking at how that change could help Apple reduce the thickness of...
In-Cell Touch Technology Could Help Apple Reduce Next iPhone's Thickness by 15%
Verizon takes on SMS challengers with cross-platform Messages service

New Jersey drivers under 21 required to affix red sticker to cars

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Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Safety Should other drivers be aware that the vehicle they're tailing is piloted by someone under the age of 21? New Jersey thinks so and has become the first state to enact a law requiring drivers under 21 to affix a red sticker to both their...
New Jersey drivers under 21 required to affix red sticker to cars

For Many Families, Facebook Is The Real World Web

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Facebook is huge in practically every way measurable. The site sports more than 400 million active users, just passed Yahoo! for the 2nd most trafficked site on the Web, made even more impressive by the number of hours each active user on the site spends using the platform each month....
For Many Families, Facebook Is The Real World Web

Chinese search giant Baidu takes 6.8% hit after Credit Suisse rating cut

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Stock in Chinese search engine Baidu fell 6.8 percent on Tuesday after investment bank Credit Suisse downgraded the company to underperform. Baidu traded at $106.49 at the end of the day, down $7.80. Shares in the company briefly topped $150 about six months ago, but they have steadily dropped since then....
Chinese search giant Baidu takes 6.8% hit after Credit Suisse rating cut

Netflix is already a huge threat to Amazon's Lovefilm

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When a company launches a new service in to a new market, it usually takes far longer than two quarters to disclose its first success rate. But that’s exactly what a bullish Netflix did Tuesday night, when it announced: “Six months ago, we launched Netflix in the UK and Ireland, and today...
Netflix is already a huge threat to Amazon's Lovefilm

Android Market Hits 450K Apps, Challengers Abound

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Apple's iOS is still considered a bigger revenue generator, and Google's Market may in fact end up being nothing more than a bargain basement app retailer if Amazon has its way....
Android Market Hits 450K Apps, Challengers Abound
Verizon announces ultra-high speed FiOS “Quantum” service, up to 300 Mbps for $210 a month

Angry Birds Space rockets to 50m downloads in 35 days

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Rovio reaches milestone and releases new levels for iOS and Android versions of its latest gameAngry Birds Space, the latest mobile game from Finnish developer Rovio, has reached the 50m downloads mark just 35 days after its release on 22 March.The publisher claims on its blog that this makes its...
Angry Birds Space rockets to 50m downloads in 35 days

Insert Coin semifinalist: Hodu is a 'zero failure' physical therapy hardware / software combo

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Hodu borrows its name from the Korean word for "walnut," a reference to the culture's use of the nut as an exercise tool in traditional medicine. The barbell-shaped device is a "zero failure" physical therapy tool, aimed at rewarding patients for even the slightest level of feedback. There are...
Insert Coin semifinalist: Hodu is a 'zero failure' physical therapy hardware / software combo
Microsoft Execs Flock To Amazon And Red Hat
How SFR's 'Chocolate Factory' produced a cloud service business in four months

Insert Coin: New Challengers voting is now open -- help us pick five finalists!

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Last Friday, we announced our semifinalist pics for Engadget's first-ever Insert Coin: New Challengers competition. We're incredibly excited about the projects we selected, but had a hard enough time whittling the list down to 10. That's where you come in. As far as we're concerned, they're all winners, but...
Insert Coin: New Challengers voting is now open -- help us pick five finalists!
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