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Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged

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Google has already been working on patents that could pick out faces and song melodies in our YouTube clips. Now, it might just have the ultimate tool: the technique in a just-granted patent could pick out objects in a video, whether they're living or not. Instead of asking the...
Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged

Microsoft job post hints at Web-based Skype

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This is quite important. Microsoft, fresh off its enormous Skype acquisition, appears set to drive the platform onto the Web itself, potentially greatly expanding its reach and functionality. This leak comes, as many do, from a rather bluntly worded job posting. The specific listing, which you can find in is entirety...
Microsoft job post hints at Web-based Skype

Apple to offer replacement for UDID tracking to app developers and advertisers

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has plans to release a new tracking tool for developers, following its ban of Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) last summer. This looks like the company’s first major attempt to satisfy developers need for legitimate use data, while balancing that with user privacy. At the moment,...
Apple to offer replacement for UDID tracking to app developers and advertisers

Jabra readies Revo and Revo Wireless over-ear headphones, Vox in-ears

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Jabra has been venturing further and further into headphones after years of focusing on headsets and speakerphones. CES 2013 is a perfect mirror of that shift: all three products it's launching at the show are geared towards music lovers rather than plain old conference calling. The Revo and Bluetooth-based...
Jabra readies Revo and Revo Wireless over-ear headphones, Vox in-ears
When animals attract: Inside Anthrocon, the Furry utopia

Koss revamps Porta Pro headphones with iPhone remote, intros 'interlocking' earbuds

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We're baffled that we missed this gem of news during the bustle of CES, but it turns out that Koss has recently announced a new version of its iconic Porta Pro headphones. The Porta Pro KTC (Koss Touch Control), as it's dubbed, is essentially the same piece of retro...
Koss revamps Porta Pro headphones with iPhone remote, intros 'interlocking' earbuds
The future of displays has a problem: Our eyes

NuForce compresses a rechargeable speaker, USB DAC and headphone amp into a $199 Cube

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For better or worse, your options are plentiful when it comes to palm-sized speakers aimed at improving the audio of your gizmos. While many simply tout Bluetooth or USB connectivity, NuForce is hoping to shake things up a bit with its new Cube. This micro-speaker isn't wireless, but it's...
NuForce compresses a rechargeable speaker, USB DAC and headphone amp into a $199 Cube
Ears-On With Apple's New EarPods: Better Bass, Better Looks, Just Better
Furby returns in September with iPad compatibility and LCD eyes
Flutter: The YC Startup That Wants To Put The World’s Webcams To Good Use

Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos' technical project director, talks circuit breakers, wind shear and biomedical data

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While Felix Baumgartner landed safely on the ground just a matter of hours ago, the internet is still resonating with the sound of tweets, status updates and YouTube clicks, all thanks to what was one of the most spectacular human endeavors in recent history. The mission was simple, to...
Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos' technical project director, talks circuit breakers, wind shear and biomedical data

Ears on: Eventide H9 Harmonizer Stompbox, iOS control app

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The Macworld expo follows on the heels of the musician-focused NAMM show, so we were not surprised to hear a few guitars wailing in the Moscone Center this week. Eventide is one of the companies that stuck around California to show off its latest gear, the H9 Harmonizer Stompbox and...
Ears on: Eventide H9 Harmonizer Stompbox, iOS control app
Pandora's Internet radio bill hits a wall of opposition in Congress

Vizio's 2013 sound bars bringing big audio, Bluetooth connectivity to living rooms (ears-on)

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An HDTV without a sound system to match is like a Ferrari on 14-inch rims -- still a beautiful sight to behold, but its performance falls short of what could be, given the right accessory. Vizio knows this, and so has announced its 2013 lineup of sound bars to...
Vizio's 2013 sound bars bringing big audio, Bluetooth connectivity to living rooms (ears-on)

Burson Headphone Amp Review

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Burson Headphone Amp Review is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedI am by no means an audiophile. My ears don’t always even work properly. So, when Burson sent along the HA-160 Headamp to review, I knew that...
Burson Headphone Amp Review

RIP Nujabes. If you don't know him, bless your ears: http://www.myspace.com/nujabes #shocked

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RIP Nujabes. If you don't know him, bless your ears: http://www.myspace.com/nujabes #shocked

Part Of Being More Open And Human Is Actually Holding Conversations With Fans

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There is a lot that can be said about being open and honest with your fans. Sure those fans can be pushy and complain a lot, but amongst all that, there is a real opportunity to connect with your fans and help them build up greater love and respect for...
Part Of Being More Open And Human Is Actually Holding Conversations With Fans

Apple's new dock connector is called 'Lightning', 'Earpod' headphones, 'Loop' iPod touch accessories, 2GB iPod shuffles

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According to our sources, Apple’s new, smaller 9-pin dock connector is dubbed “Lightning” internally. As of this evening, we believe that this name will extend to the new connector’s marketing name. The moniker makes sense for two reasons. One: it goes along with the Thunderbolt connector name on the...
Apple's new dock connector is called 'Lightning', 'Earpod' headphones, 'Loop' iPod touch accessories, 2GB iPod shuffles

Dolby Digital Plus coming soon to tablets, we go ears-on (video)

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Whenever we review tablets, the section on audio quality is usually short, and it usually goes something like this: "The quality is tinny and the volume is low, especially since the speakers are located on the back side." (Translation: What did you expect, people?") That's a shame, given how...
Dolby Digital Plus coming soon to tablets, we go ears-on (video)

Sonos Playbar review: an excellent (and expensive) home theater addition

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More Info Sonos Playbar: a home theater soundbar that wirelessly streams music for $699, we go hands- (and ears) on Sonos Playbar appears at the FCC Sonos for iOS adds direct device streaming, takes PCs out of the equation (hands-on) Sonos has found a sweet spot in the audio...
Sonos Playbar review: an excellent (and expensive) home theater addition

Samsung's 17-inch Series 7 Chronos dances over the Ivy Bridge

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Since Ivy Bridge finally trotted down the yellow brick road, there's been a growing number of tin-men waiting for their hearts. Samsung's 17-inch Series 7 Chronos, it seems, was also a member of that club. We first saw the desktop replacement back at CES, and that "next-gen" processor we...
Samsung's 17-inch Series 7 Chronos dances over the Ivy Bridge

Harman Kardon trots out five iPhone-matching headsets, keeps you in high Apple fashion

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There's no shortage of iPhone-friendly headsets. Not many are actually designed to match an iPhone's looks, however, and Harman Kardon is counting on that urge to coordinate to draw a few listeners into a new line of very tersely-named headphones and headsets. The more conspicuous resemblances to Apple's creation...
Harman Kardon trots out five iPhone-matching headsets, keeps you in high Apple fashion

Vote for your favorite (or most wished for) Apple iPhone 5 ad

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Thumbs, Cheese, Physics or Ears? How about Maps or the new dock connector? FORTUNE -- Following the release of the iPhone 5, Apple (AAPL) blitzed prime-time TV in the U.S. Friday with four new ads, three for the iPhone 5 and one for the new EarPods. You can view all...
Vote for your favorite (or most wished for) Apple iPhone 5 ad

Five secrets of successful selling (over video!)

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This post is sponsored by Citrix GoToMeeting. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. Every salesperson has his or her own list of tips, tricks, and techniques that have helped to make them a success in a very competitive industry. Fine-tuned over decades, many of these now...
Five secrets of successful selling (over video!)

Republican Study Committee Dumps Derek Khanna, Author Of Copyright Reform Brief, After Members Complain

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We'd heard this last week, but it's now been confirmed that, due to significant lobbying pressure by the entertainment industry and (even more so) the US Chamber of Commerce, Derek Khanna, the Republican Study Committee staffer who penned the first thoughtful policy brief on copyright reform to come out of...
Republican Study Committee Dumps Derek Khanna, Author Of Copyright Reform Brief, After Members Complain

Premium-headphone honchos jostle for your ears

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With media consumption shifting to new devices like smartphones and tablets, consumers are using headphones for just about everything these days. How can headphone makers stand out? [Read more]...
Premium-headphone honchos jostle for your ears

Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

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SFW. (Photo: Hashgram) Oh no, our world’s children are succumbing to the perils of the World Wide Web. A new survey of 19,000 parents worldwide said their kids browse porn as early as age six and begin e-flirting at eight years old. The news comes from Bitdefender, a Bucharest-based antivirus company, that compiled the...
Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

Richard Branson Just Won't Shut Up About Telecommuting

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Let’s all work from SPACE! (Photo: Chatter-fest) Just when we all thought the furor about whether Yahoos! can work from home might finally die down, Mayor Michael Bloomberg weighed in on the matter–siding with Ms. Mayer. During his weekly radio show, reports Capital New York, he noted that, “I’ve always...
Richard Branson Just Won't Shut Up About Telecommuting
Rdio’s Major Redesign Gives Listeners A Unified View, Enhanced Sharing, Private Playlists & More
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