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Garmin multi-sensor controller concept replaces touchscreen interface with in-console dial rig

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Garmin may be in the early stages of navigating its way from the narrow roads of portable GPS to the in-car infotainment highway, but the company appears to be on the right path, directing focus away from dedicated compact devices and towards permanent in-dash installations. The latest advancement places...
Garmin multi-sensor controller concept replaces touchscreen interface with in-console dial rig

Want To Hook Your Users? Drive Them Crazy.

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal, a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. Nir blogs about technology and behavior engineering at NirAndFar.com. In advertising, marketers reinforce a behavior by linking to the promise of reward. “Use our product,”...
Want To Hook Your Users? Drive Them Crazy.

Next step in the Chrome OS journey

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Last year we announced a new kind of computer This is the next step All of you haiku fans (like many of us on the Chrome team) can stop here; the rest can read on for more details. A year ago we introduced a new model of computing with the...
Next step in the Chrome OS journey

Yes, It’s True: Kids Are Tablet Fiends. And Gaming Apps Are The Winners

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If you own a tablet and have children, chances are that this will not come as news to you. For those who don’t but work in mobile, it’s something worth remembering when you’re concocting up your next big product: Kids are crazy about tablets. According to some research out today...
Yes, It’s True: Kids Are Tablet Fiends. And Gaming Apps Are The Winners

Is Cisco back?

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Not yet. But — for the first time in a while — it’s showing positive signs of a working turnaround. FORTUNE — Cisco’s turnaround efforts are starting to pay off — slowly. The networking equipment giant released better-than-expected profits and sales on Wednesday, but it still has a long road...
Is Cisco back?

OS X Mountain Lion Preview updated with Do Not Disturb feature

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So, you're tapping your manifesto into a Macbook, but twitter, RSS and email alerts keep clamoring in your face. How to finish that latest screed with such distractions? In the "where has this been all my life?" category, a new update to OS X Mountain Lion Preview 3 has...
OS X Mountain Lion Preview updated with Do Not Disturb feature

Silence Spammy Apps And More With Facebook’s New Notification Controls

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If there’s something on Facebook that won’t stop pinging you with Notifications, tell it to shut up instantly with Facebook’s new granular, in-line notification controls. Hover over an alert in the Facebook.com homepage’s globe icon drop-down and click the ‘x’ for the option to turn off notifications from that app,...
Silence Spammy Apps And More With Facebook’s New Notification Controls

Plug in Better: A Manifesto

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The trick isn't to unplug from our devices -- it's to unplug from the distractions, information overload, and trash that make us unhappy.A world ruled by spin, in which political influence lasts only until the next embarrassing YouTube video. Industries starved of creative, deep thinking, as focused effort gives way...
Plug in Better: A Manifesto
Asana tries to end email frustration with Inbox

Is Ford facing off against Apple over the connected car?

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In the next 12 months, Apple’s popular virtual assistant Siri will start conversing with us through our car speakers. Among the many new iOS 6 features Apple announced at WWDC was Siri’s new Eyes Free feature, which will essentially replicate the iPhone’s Siri button on the car steering wheel. Automakers...
Is Ford facing off against Apple over the connected car?

Zuckerberg reportedly skips IPO pitch in Boston, Facebook scraps roadshow video

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According to Reuters, it sounds like Facebook is changing its IPO roadshow on the fly. During its latest stop in Boston, Mark Zuckerberg apparently skipped the IPO pitch, leaving the question and answer phase of the meeting to COO Sheryl Sandberg. Zuckerberg wasn’t the only thing missing from this leg...
Zuckerberg reportedly skips IPO pitch in Boston, Facebook scraps roadshow video

Inside Facebook

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How does the social media giant really work? Read this story before you buy the stock. By Miguel Helft & Jessi Hempel Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the March 19, 2012 issue of Fortune magazine. A shorter version appeared on Fortune.com on March 1, 2012. FORTUNE -- On a Friday...
Inside Facebook

Facebook IPO could be delayed until June due to “lack of involvement” from Mark Zuckerberg

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Fresh news from CNBC indicates that Facebook may face an unexpected delay in its IPO. Citing a number of issues, including deal flow and ‘distractions,’ the huge offering could be pushed back until June. Also noted was the fact that Mark Zuckerberg has been relatively uninvolved, making it hard for...
Facebook IPO could be delayed until June due to “lack of involvement” from Mark Zuckerberg

AMD launches R-Series chip for next-gen casinos, surveillance systems, distractions

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While others push for ever-smaller processors to power the so-called Internet of Things, AMD's new R-Series chips are designed to go the other way: upgrading devices that are already hooked up but that could benefit from more graphical whizz. These embedded processors have the same Piledriver and Radeon HD...
AMD launches R-Series chip for next-gen casinos, surveillance systems, distractions

The real reason Facebook’s IPO will be delayed: 15-30% drop in new tech stocks

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Facebook’s IPO was scheduled for May 2012, or so every analyst across the country was saying a couple months ago. However, that just ain’t gonna happen, and we’re here to tell you why. No, it’s not because CEO Mark Zuckerberg is getting wishy-washy or touchy-feely about so-called distractions or...
The real reason Facebook’s IPO will be delayed: 15-30% drop in new tech stocks

Paper: New iPad app that draws on simplicity

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http://vimeo.com/37254322 Paper, a beautiful new ‘free’ drawing and cataloging app [iTunes] with minimalist UI.  The business model might not be to everyone’s liking. In app purchases -$2 for each new brush seems kind of steep at first blush.  But with such a well done app, it might just take off....
Paper: New iPad app that draws on simplicity

Time to redefine “innovation”

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Innovation, the buzzword, is being overused so much it’s starting to mean nothing. Innovation, the practice, is simply changing. Here’s how. By Doreen Lorenzo, president, frog FORTUNE — Despite the many case studies and op-eds you might read on the importance of “innovation” as a strategy, in real life many...
Time to redefine “innovation”

Square takes on New York taxis with new iPad-based payment system

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Anyone who finds themselves in a New York taxi over the next few weeks stands a slim chance of getting their hands on Square's latest experiment. As The New York Times reports, the company will soon begin rolling out the first phase of its new mobile payment system for...
Square takes on New York taxis with new iPad-based payment system

Ex-Microsoft Courier team’s drawing app Paper hits 1.5M downloads, 7M pages created in 2 weeks

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Paper is a sketching and drawing app from the ex-Microsoft folks behind the Courier project. Today, they’ve announced that Paper has seen 1.5M downloads, with some 7 million pages of ideas created. To say the response has been overwhelming would be an understatement. For a tool that we made for ourselves,...
Ex-Microsoft Courier team’s drawing app Paper hits 1.5M downloads, 7M pages created in 2 weeks

Why the iPad Works for Writing

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When the first iPad launched in 2010, critics were quick to lampoon the device for being geared too heavily toward content consumption. The criticisms weren't entirely without merit, especially considering that the first-generation iPad didn't even have a camera, and external media slots are still nowhere to be found. ...
Why the iPad Works for Writing

Has Twitter's #badwritingtips improved writing?

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Tips for first-time writers have ranged from the practical to the sarcastic – with hours of fun for those following the hashtag on Twitter. If only some would heed the advice …Ah, Twitter. With your endless links, distractions and feral gangs of impassioned pop fans (I'm still feeling the wrath...
Has Twitter's #badwritingtips improved writing?

Top 5 News: A simple news app which aggregates the Web’s top stories

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There’s no shortage of news curation and aggregation apps out there – from 100% human-powered Web apps, to automated social media mining tools that promise to bring you the news you really want to read. Then there’s the likes of MustKnow News, an iOS app gives you the top 10...
Top 5 News: A simple news app which aggregates the Web’s top stories

Daily Wrap: What Matters at Mobile World Congress and more

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Dan Frommer tells you the only five things that matter at Mobile World Congress. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily...
Daily Wrap: What Matters at Mobile World Congress and more
Multitaskers experience emotional benefits despite decreased productivity, according to study

Apple Is Going To Make It Easy To Temporarily Turn Off Those Annoying iPhone Banners And Alerts (AAPL)

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Apple plans to include a "Do Not Disturb" switch in iOS 6, 9to5Mac reports. This awesome feature will allow you to trigger on and off notifications. Users looking for a break from the distractions will appreciate this simple addition.  Either while in the middle of an important conversation or when...
Apple Is Going To Make It Easy To Temporarily Turn Off Those Annoying iPhone Banners And Alerts (AAPL)
11 productivity tips from successful entrepreneurs

InstaMatch Turns Instagram Into A Game

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Tiny Hearts, the Toronto-based studio behind Pocket Zoo, a top 50 iOS app (and one of my kid’s personal favorites), has just released a new title that turns Instagram into a game. The new app is called InstaMatch, and it’s a modernized take on the classic memory matching game. In...
InstaMatch Turns Instagram Into A Game
Scientists protect academic networks with high-speed DMZs

AAA Foundation study says teen girls top boys in distracted driving habits

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AAA Foundation in-car camera study of teen drivers shows distractions differ between the sexes. [Read more]...
AAA Foundation study says teen girls top boys in distracted driving habits

The Amazing Spider-Man – review

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PS3/Xbox 360/PC/Wii/DS; £49.99; cert 16+; Beenox/ActivisionSome will look on Spidey's latest outing and see a thinly veiled clone of Batman: Arkham City, and in many ways they are right. However, imitation has never been a problem for other genres and when the results are as eye catching as this, developer...
The Amazing Spider-Man – review
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