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With 3.5m registered users, Wunderlist takes its rebuilt, redesigned task-management app to iPad

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It was way back in November 2010 when we first reviewed the Mac OS and Windows desktop apps for Wunderlist, a gorgeous task-management service courtesy of Germany-based 6Wunderkinder. “Simple, easy and beautiful” were the three words that sprung to mind a the time. Then just before Christmas there, an all-new...
With 3.5m registered users, Wunderlist takes its rebuilt, redesigned task-management app to iPad

Zynga and Atari unveil Super Bunny Breakout for mobile devices

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Zynga and Atari today revealed Super Bunny Breakout as the latest game in Zynga’s mobile publishing partnership program. We recently got to spend some time with an iOS build of the title. Super Bunny Breakout is the latest installment in Atari’s iconic Breakout franchise which began in the 1970s, inspiring...
Zynga and Atari unveil Super Bunny Breakout for mobile devices

New Documents Shed Light On Lethal Last Days Of WaMu

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Remember in Sept. 2008, when Washington Mutual went from being the sixth-largest bank in the U.S. to the biggest bank failure in U.S. history? Well, newly released documents show just how reckless and money-grubbing WaMu was in its final months -- and how some employees were reaping huge rewards...
New Documents Shed Light On Lethal Last Days Of WaMu

Autodesk's new 123D Design app turns everyone into 3D modellers

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The Next Web was recently privy to a pretty cool demo of Autodesk‘s latest 3D apps, designed to let iPad, Mac and PC users create and order 3D models entirely of the user’s own design. These apps officially roll off the Autodesk conveyor belt today, and they’re aimed squarely at...
Autodesk's new 123D Design app turns everyone into 3D modellers
Mattel's Apptivity iPad toys enhance Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, and Angry Birds gameplay (hands-on)

What the First CES Looked Like

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Nowadays, the Consumer Electronics Show is a gargantuan event, complete with hundreds of thousands of feet of floorspace, thousands of companies, and more gadgets than you could shake a stick at, even if they were all put on a special conveyor belt that brought them by you and your stick...
What the First CES Looked Like

Palm's glimmer of hope

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The new Palm 800w. Image: Palm At the end of the campy old Batman TV show, the one with Adam West, you could often count on a cliffhanger where some ne'er-do-well was moments away from offing the caped crusader, by dropping him into a vat of bubbling acid or setting...
Palm's glimmer of hope

The BBC unveils iPlayer Radio, a new standalone service for PCs, smartphones and tablets

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At New Broadcasting House in central London today, the BBC unveiled the latest product from its digital conveyor belt – BBC iPlayer Radio, following a three-month beta period. As its name suggests, this latest launch siphons off the BBC’s audio broadcasts into a separate, standalone service. Kicking off at around...
The BBC unveils iPlayer Radio, a new standalone service for PCs, smartphones and tablets

Photovine for iOS is a Flipboard-style magazine for your Instagram and Facebook photos

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Remember Slide, that social technology company acquired by Google way back in 2010? No? Well, just to jog your memory, one of the first products to emerge from that acquisition was an iOS (yup) app called Photovine, which rolled out in July 2011. In the build up to launch, Slide...
Photovine for iOS is a Flipboard-style magazine for your Instagram and Facebook photos

Will Windows 8 appeal to app developers? Here's two perspectives from the community.

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So the Windows 8 launch came and went, we saw some pretty quirky shenanigans going on around the big Microsoft P-A-R-T-Y in Times Square, and now we’ll really see what the public makes of its new operating system. It has been a slow road to launch for the computing giant, with...
Will Windows 8 appeal to app developers? Here's two perspectives from the community.

Baxter Robot Heads to Work

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Rethink Robotics introduced Tuesday a low-cost robot named Baxter that can do such factory chores as picking parts off a conveyor belt. The robot is priced at $22,000....
Baxter Robot Heads to Work

TNW Pick of the Day: Fairy Magic is a spellbinding augmented reality iOS game for kids

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Inlifesize is a games company set up by former Electronic Arts (EA) Creative Director, Phil Campbell, and Industrial Light & Magic and Walt Disney Feature Animation alumni Greg Maguire. Yesterday the first game rolled off its proverbial conveyor belt. While I’m not massively into mobile games at the best...
TNW Pick of the Day: Fairy Magic is a spellbinding augmented reality iOS game for kids

In The Future, We Will Eat 60-Day-Old Bread

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Mold is the bane of any bread-lover's existence.  The fear of green fuzzy splotches making baked goods unfit to eat within days of purchase may soon be relieved.  MicroZap, a company based in Texas, has developed a method to keep bread mold-free for 60 days. That's about six times longer...
In The Future, We Will Eat 60-Day-Old Bread

Automation: Warehouse robots come of age as Amazon buys Kiva

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In Kurt Vonnegut’s “Player Piano,” workers displaced by robots find themselves with an abundance of material goods but a lack of jobs. Watching robots like those from Kiva — recently acquired by Amazon for nearly a billion dollars — zip around warehouses fetching products, it’s easy to wonder whether his...
Automation: Warehouse robots come of age as Amazon buys Kiva

Microsoft/Barnes & Noble subsidiary is a done deal, but a standalone public company may not happen

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Back in April we reported that Barnes & Noble was hooking up with Microsoft to form a new venture that will work to “accelerate the transition to e-reading, which is revolutionizing the way people consume, create, share and enjoy digital content.” And today, that subsidiary has finally been given the...
Microsoft/Barnes & Noble subsidiary is a done deal, but a standalone public company may not happen

This Is How The New York Public Library Sorts Books

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At  most libraries books are hand-sorted by library staff and unpaid volunteers.  The NYPL was having problems because of the large volume of books being processed, and they had difficulty finding people to do the work.  They have now installed a $2.3 million book-sorting machine that operates like an...
This Is How The New York Public Library Sorts Books
A climate seesaw in the Atlantic

DailyDirt: To Serve Man... Sushi

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More than anywhere else, Japanese researchers seem a bit obsessed with creating robots to do some wacky things. So why not create some sushi robots to eliminate some of the boring, repetitive work in sushi restaurants? Here are just a few examples that point towards a future of fully-automated sushi...
DailyDirt: To Serve Man... Sushi

This Little Gadget Makes Checking Bags When You Fly Less Of A Nightmare

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Wirecutter's Brian Lam went to CES and came back with a list of just 8 gadgets that he might someday buy. One of them is particularly cool: a little gizmo called the Trackdot. Lam explains: Trakdot's a little thingy you put in your bags, tracking it with your smartphone if it...
This Little Gadget Makes Checking Bags When You Fly Less Of A Nightmare

Limelight for iPhone lets you create and share lists of films you've watched and want to watch

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With the likes of TodoMovies, Recall, and Flickd Movies already in the App Store, there’s no shortage of to-do list apps designed to help you remember what movies you’ve seen, and remember which ones you’d like to see. But another app has hit our radar that brings enough to the...
Limelight for iPhone lets you create and share lists of films you've watched and want to watch

An open Bering Strait blocks off sudden swings in climate

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You may remember 2004’s disaster movie and CGI delivery vehicle, The Day After Tomorrow. The premise of the film (which like any self-respecting disaster film, is excessively absurd) is that global warming suddenly plunges the world into the depths of an ice age. New York City drowns under the...
An open Bering Strait blocks off sudden swings in climate

Sneak Peek: The technology behind the new Gates Foundation Visitor Center

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation opens its new Visitor Center in Seattle starting this weekend, giving the philanthropy a new opportunity to inform and engage the public in its mission of improving education and global health for the world’s poor. Frankly, the photo booth alone is worth a...
Sneak Peek: The technology behind the new Gates Foundation Visitor Center

Thanks To Geniuses From MIT And Harvard, There Are Some Truly Innovative Boston Startups

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Boston's startup scene is thriving. With talent constantly pouring out of universities like Harvard and MIT, and programs like TechStars Boston, Mass Challenge, and Startup Institute Boston mentoring entrepreneurs, it's no wonder why Boston has produced big-name companies like Carbonite, Zipcar, and Trip Advisor. We hit up VCs, and spoke...
Thanks To Geniuses From MIT And Harvard, There Are Some Truly Innovative Boston Startups
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