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Sprint confirms Direct Connect Now, will offer Push-to-Talk services via smartphone app

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Sprint's been rather quiet at this year's CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been sitting around without making any sort of noise. This morning, the Now Network let the cat out of the bag about Direct Connect Now, which is a service that will...
Sprint confirms Direct Connect Now, will offer Push-to-Talk services via smartphone app

Samsung Canada begins rollout of ICS today

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Let's not speak of the several months it took for Ice Cream Sandwich to finally begin showing up on Samsung devices. Rather, the fine mobile-loving folks in Canada should just take a brief moment to embrace the present and not-too-distant future, because Samsung is now officially rolling out its...
Samsung Canada begins rollout of ICS today
Missing the dazzling profit potential of free apps

Nokia 808 PureView enables NFC image share, mobile payment apps to come

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Rounding off a busy day of shooting with Nokia's new imaging mistress, the company's Vesa Jutila, Head of Symbian Product Marketing, hooked us up with some more developments for the 808 PureView, specifically to do with NFC. He told us that picture sharing would be possible across devices --...
Nokia 808 PureView enables NFC image share, mobile payment apps to come
Wargaming acquires BigWorld middleware firm for $45M (exclusive)

Greater Magnetometer Mapping Accuracy Coming to iOS Devices

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In 2009 we learned that Apple began researching new sophisticated in-vehicle navigation systems. Then in 2011 we further learned that they were working on ways to advance their "Maps + Compass" iOS application with augmented reality. And before 2011 closed out, Apple acquired C3 Technologies which is likely to bring...
Greater Magnetometer Mapping Accuracy Coming to iOS Devices

The enduring Apple TV Fantasy

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The enduring Apple TV Fantasy: Jean-Louis Gassée: My belief is that Apple TV sales numbers will continue to increase as the device is slowly, patiently improved and the ecosystem is enhanced. In a not-too-distant future we'll see explicit Apple TV apps, similar to those on iPhones and iPads. And someday,...
The enduring Apple TV Fantasy

YouTube hints at a cleaner, simpler redesign that closely resembles Google+

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YouTube could be getting a full redesign in the not so distant future, adding a Google bar along the top of the page and a fresh look that closely resembles the company’s aspiring social network, Google+. Earlier today OMG! Chrome! picked up on a post shared by Chand Hamal Thakuri...
YouTube hints at a cleaner, simpler redesign that closely resembles Google+

Microsoft may be set to finally consolidate its music and entertainment properties. Maybe.

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Folks, it may all finally come together. The products, and the story that surrounds them: Microsoft’s entertainment offerings may soon be under a single aegis, and not scattered across different brands and platforms. As the company pulls together its Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows lines to a single user interface...
Microsoft may be set to finally consolidate its music and entertainment properties. Maybe.
Climate changed pegged as biggest threat to Pacific security by US Navy commander

Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?

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Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?: Nathaniel Rich for The New York Times: The jellyfish seems able to survive, and proliferate, in every ocean in the world. It is possible to imagine a distant future in which most other species of life are extinct but the ocean will...
Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?

ZTE V66 Android tablet with 4G gets spotted

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Last month, the ZTE V66 popped up at the FCC awaiting approval for its 4G LTE wireless. Now, thanks to the Bluetooth SIG filing, onlookers have a better view of the seven-inch tablet. The device is expected to show up on Verizon's shelves in the not to distant future.......
ZTE V66 Android tablet with 4G gets spotted

In Films, Technology of the Not-So-Distant Future on Display

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"Robot & Frank" is one of several films that sketch out a vision of a future that won't arrive with exaggerated fanfare; it will most likely set up shop nearly unnoticed, possibly even installed in your living room by your next of kin. Read more »...
In Films, Technology of the Not-So-Distant Future on Display

Computers that smell you, and other 5-year IBM predictions

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In the not-too-distant future, all of our five senses may be complemented and in some ways outmatched by powerful computers, according to IBM. The company has just released its annual "5 of 5" list of technology predictions for the next five years. This time, the focus is on the...
Computers that smell you, and other 5-year IBM predictions

The Inbox Of The Not-So-Distant Future 03/16/2010 http://bit.ly/apvNn5

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The Inbox Of The Not-So-Distant Future 03/16/2010 http://bit.ly/apvNn5

How To Make A Hard Drive That Lasts 1 Million Years

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Science Magazine reports that the secret to making your data last a million years is to use a drive that's made out of sapphire. It might seem like a silly pursuit, but the project was born when nuclear waste repositories needed a way to catalog where they'd buried waste for...
How To Make A Hard Drive That Lasts 1 Million Years

Sony hints at future with Xperia Duo trademark

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Last summer, leaks and images of a higher-end dual-core processor Sony phone, the Xperia Duo emerged. At the time, the phone was reported to be on its way for released September, but that did not happen. Recently, however Sony applied for a trademark with the USPTO for the Duo name,...
Sony hints at future with Xperia Duo trademark
Watchers, carers, and administrators: the smart homes of tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini briefly appears on Samsung Apps website

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini may go on sale in the not-so-distant future, following reports that it was spotted on the Samsung website. A section dedicated to Samsung Apps for the UK showed an image of the smartphone, along with the model number GT-i9195, for a brief period before being...
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini briefly appears on Samsung Apps website
Apple Maps: The Next Turn
Spike Jonze's 'Her' is a romance between Joaquin Phoenix and an operating system

Elon Musk responds to SpaceX IPO rumor: No near term plans, let's colonize Mars first

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Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to brush off suggestions of an upcoming IPO for SpaceX, claiming that the firm will not list until “the very long term” when it is busing people to Mars “regularly”. Usually, a statement from a CEO that compares a public offering to colonising Mars...
Elon Musk responds to SpaceX IPO rumor: No near term plans, let's colonize Mars first

Twitter's Pitch Deck for Big Advertisers (Slides)

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Twitter’s ad business is looking less like an experiment and more like a real business, one that could generate $1 billion a year in the not-too-distant future. If Twitter ads really take off, it will be because CEO Dick Costolo will have figured out how to sell lots of little...
Twitter's Pitch Deck for Big Advertisers (Slides)

Apple Reveals New Whiz-Bang No-Code Content Authoring Tool

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On April 12, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new electronic content authoring tool in the works that’s configured to optimize authored content for one or more intended devices. According to Apple, the existing solutions on the market today are...
Apple Reveals New Whiz-Bang No-Code Content Authoring Tool

One on One: Justin Ouellette, Designer of Interfaces for 'Robot & Frank'

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A film about the relationship between an aging con man and a caretaker robot gives a glimpse of what smartphones, tablets and televisions might look like in the not-so-distant future....
One on One: Justin Ouellette, Designer of Interfaces for 'Robot & Frank'

Location Privacy Goes to Washington

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Testifying before a congressional hearing in late February, Mike Altschul with the Wireless Association was blunt: Federal mobile phone privacy policy is undefined and the privacy guidelines for location-based services written in 2008 are obsolete. The hearing on consumer privacy was the fifth in a series that seeks to evaluate...
Location Privacy Goes to Washington

Google rolls out Flight Search for Canadian airports

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Google acquired Boston-based airfare software company ITA in April 2010 for $700m, and subsequently launched its first ITA travel product in September last year…Google Flight search. Whilst the feature has been US-centric in its first nine months, the search giant is rolling the product out to Canada too. From today,...
Google rolls out Flight Search for Canadian airports

Thanks to Facebook’s Open Graph, NBC’s The Voice saw online voting up 40% from last year

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We’ve been tracking the success stories coming out of Facebook’s roll-out of Open Graph. The functionality allows people to post actions to their Timeline and News Feed, based on what they’re doing at any given time. We’ve noted that Tumblr has seen dramatic growth in traffic thanks to Open Graph,...
Thanks to Facebook’s Open Graph, NBC’s The Voice saw online voting up 40% from last year

More PlayStation Vita bundles coming to Europe, plan a visit to the Eiffel Tower

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Sony's delivering a pair of PlayStation Vita bundles to European customers to tempt cost-conscious consumers to splash out on the new handheld. You'll be able to snag a WiFi only console with a 4GB memory stick and Uncharted: Golden Abyss for €249 ($320) or a 3G-enabled unit with the...
More PlayStation Vita bundles coming to Europe, plan a visit to the Eiffel Tower

Tablets now more than half the size of the PC market

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Tablet shipments worldwide topped 52.5 million units over the holidays, an increase of 75 percent — the biggest single jump in the history of the tablet market. Tablets are now more than half the size of the traditional PC market, or 58 percent. That’s what we’ve deduced from a little...
Tablets now more than half the size of the PC market
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