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New Roku HD, 2 and LT updated to version 4.7, slew of 'under the hood' improvements in tow

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It's been nearly a month since we saw the Roku 2 and LT get hit with some performance-boosting updates, and now the pair's about to be on the receiving end of some additional enhancements. Version 4.7 -- which is also coming to that new Roku HD -- brings with...
New Roku HD, 2 and LT updated to version 4.7, slew of 'under the hood' improvements in tow

Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon

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The 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD goes far to correct many of the issues that plagued Amazon's first foray into tablets nearly a year ago. The Fire HD also introduces several tech enhancements over competing tablets, and while in the end the Kindle Fire HD falls short of Amazon's...
Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon

Google's BigQuery Gets Big Dashboards and Expanded Multiple Queries

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Google has been busy adding features to its BigQuery service in the six weeks since it became available. There are new visualization dashboards, the ability to process more concurrent queries and additional commands. Clearly, Google is trying to make this a go-to service for ad hoc data processing. Let's look...
Google's BigQuery Gets Big Dashboards and Expanded Multiple Queries

Latest Bit.ly Enhancements Auto-shorten, Manage, and Filter Your Shared Links

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Today Bit.ly, a popular URL shortener for Twitter and the web, has released a lively makeover for users of the site. Bit.ly has quickly gained popularity since its debut and is a project of Betaworks, which also owns Tweetdeck. Will the new changes to Bit.ly have a positive impact on...
Latest Bit.ly Enhancements Auto-shorten, Manage, and Filter Your Shared Links

Google Knowledge Graph coming to all English-speaking nations tomorrow, adds lists to results

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Google launched its contextual and intelligent search service, Knowledge Graph, only a few months ago. Till now, its been limited in its availability and, while most nations will still be left out, tomorrow it will becoming to all "English-speaking" countries. The ability to discern your intended search goal and...
Google Knowledge Graph coming to all English-speaking nations tomorrow, adds lists to results

Xbox 360 spring update rolling out to some now, everyone else next week

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It doesn't bring quite the overhaul that previous updates have, but at least some Xbox 360 users should be seeing a new software update available the next time they turn on their console. Xbox's Major Nelson confirmed on Twitter today that the spring update is rolling out to "a...
Xbox 360 spring update rolling out to some now, everyone else next week

Inching Toward Better Discovery, Twitter Tweaks Tailored Trends

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Twitter updated an algorithm on Tuesday to give its users better trending topic recommendations based on whom they follow and where they are located. The move is one in a succession of recent site enhancements aimed at improving overall user engagement. The update will apply to Twitter.com users, as well...
Inching Toward Better Discovery, Twitter Tweaks Tailored Trends

Poker pro Phil Gordon lands cash for online gaming tourneys, nabs former Zynga and Netscape execs

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Phil Gordon As a professional poker player with career winnings of $3.5 million, Phil Gordon usually is the guy making big bets. But the 41-year-old Gordon — a computer scientist and former Netsys exec — just had some folks make a nice-sized gamble on him. Gordon’s new company, Newport, Washington-based Jawfish...
Poker pro Phil Gordon lands cash for online gaming tourneys, nabs former Zynga and Netscape execs
Pitchfork Advance streams albums before release, aims to recreate vinyl experience

Olympus outs firmware update for OM-D E-M5 camera, sleep mode and AF improvements in tow

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As is often the case with nearly every itty-bitty software update, the goal's usually to alleviate any problem regardless of how minor it is, and sometimes even bring a couple of enhancements with it. Well, such is the fact behind Olympus' latest firmware refresh for that sleek E-M5 Micro...
Olympus outs firmware update for OM-D E-M5 camera, sleep mode and AF improvements in tow

Google adds Chinese character enhancements to Google Handwrite

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Google announced Friday that it updated Google Handwrite to differentiate imprecise characters and allow overlapping of characters and simultaneous writing of multiple characters in Chinese. The Internet Giant said on the Inside Search blog that it now provides “alternate interpretations of your characters that you can select above the space...
Google adds Chinese character enhancements to Google Handwrite

Android UI boss: Android only 'a third of the way' to where it should be

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Google’s (GOOG) Android platform has made great strides since it launched four years ago. It has grown to become the most widely used smartphone OS in the world by a staggering margin, and the look and feel of the platform have shifted dramatically in recent years. While Android 2.3...
Android UI boss: Android only 'a third of the way' to where it should be

Twitter for iPhone updated with enhancements to search and notifications

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Twitter just announced on its blog that its iPhone client will be getting an update today with enhancements made to “discover, search and notifications”. The update doesn’t appear to be live yet, but it will be available here when it is. Included in the update is new “Activity” section within...
Twitter for iPhone updated with enhancements to search and notifications

Drawing app Paper gets pinch-to-zoom, 'Made With Paper' art gallery, new Ink Engine in update

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Paper by FiftyThree received an update on Wednesday with the addition of a few new features and backend enhancements, including a much-needed pinch-to-zoom feature that allows artists to quickly make detailed refinements to a piece.    ...
Drawing app Paper gets pinch-to-zoom, 'Made With Paper' art gallery, new Ink Engine in update

Sprint Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus Get Android 4.1, Jelly Bean Update... Verizon?

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Sprint announced today that its two Samsung Google phones, the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S, would be receiving rolling Butter-rific Jelly Bean updates.   Your play Verizon. Presser down south… Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus Get Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, Update Nexus S™ 4G and Galaxy Nexus are the first two...
Sprint Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus Get Android 4.1, Jelly Bean Update... Verizon?

Comprehensive webOS 1.4 Changelog (Sprint)

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 While Sprint, O2, and Movistar customers download and while Verizon and Bell customers grumble, Palm has posted a comprehensive changelog of all the features and fixed they've added to webOS 1.4. We still suspect that there may be other small enhancements to be found - this is the thread...
Comprehensive webOS 1.4 Changelog (Sprint)

Swiftkey 3 out now, on special

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Version 3 of the award winning Swiftkey for Android is now available ($2.00,Google Play). The popular replacement keyboard has undergone a makeover with the most significant addition a new spacing prediction algorithm. Additional enhancements include a larger space bar, a dedicated comma key, new keyboard themes, better punctuation correction and...
Swiftkey 3 out now, on special

Nuance-Owned Swype Keyboard Gets Another Update: Now You Can Sync Your Slang Across Devices (And Tap Into Other People's Lingo)

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Nuance-owned Swype, which makes virtual keyboards for mobile devices, has released a new version (v1.3) of its software which adds the ability to backup and sync your personal dictionary across multiple mobiles devices — so you can take your slang with you. It also now offers dictionary updates for relevant...
Nuance-Owned Swype Keyboard Gets Another Update: Now You Can Sync Your Slang Across Devices (And Tap Into Other People's Lingo)

Path launches version 2.1 with music match, camera enhancements

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At an event in San Francisco today, Path’s CEO Dave Morin discussed a new release of its moment-sharing app Path. Some new features in the new version of Path 2.1, now available on the App store is: - Music match to find songs that you’re listening to - Camera enhancements...
Path launches version 2.1 with music match, camera enhancements

Jelly Bean: What you need to know about Android 4.1

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Google at its I/O conference unveiled the next update to Android version 4.1 also known as Jelly Bean. The update, which will first become available as an over the air download next month for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S, brings a lot of nice improvements and some cool enhancements...
Jelly Bean: What you need to know about Android 4.1

Members get first dibs on latest Photoshop updates

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They're interesting enhancements, but do you think it's worth the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription to get updates like these a little early? [Read more]...
Members get first dibs on latest Photoshop updates
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Twitter for Android updated with profile header photos, pinch-to-zoom, & photo streams

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Twitter for Android is getting a nice little update today that brings a few new features. The updated app includes new profiles with header photos, photo streams through Events and Profiles, and Pinch-to-zoom on photos. Other features include improved search suggestions, and other enhancements and fixes. Twitter explained two...
Twitter for Android updated with profile header photos, pinch-to-zoom, & photo streams

Asus readies small, sub-$300 Windows slates for release

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Would you pay an extra $50 for a pint-sized tablet if it ran Windows 8 instead of Android? Asus thinks you might. The Taiwan-based electronics maker plans to release a smaller Windows 8 tablet later this year, Asus CEO Jerry Shen recently told The Wall Street Journal. Shen also...
Asus readies small, sub-$300 Windows slates for release
Microsoft shows off new apps for Windows Phone 8: NOVA 3, Audible, Camera Extras and more
Mozilla planning a Windows 8 Metro version of Firefox

Firefox 10 Touches Down on Stable Release Channel

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Mozilla's popular Firefox browser officially turns 10 today, as in version 10, not years in existence (if we're to use the launch of Firefox 1.0 as the browser's birth date, Firefox will turn 10 years old on November 9, 2014). New to version 10 is the absence of the Forward...
Firefox 10 Touches Down on Stable Release Channel
Skype 4.0 update for iOS has UI, stability, accessibility improvements

Microsoft App-V 5.0 takes virtualization to the next level

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The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a suite of tools available to Microsoft Software Assurance customers that enables IT admins to manage Microsoft environments more effectively. App-V--one of the tools included in MDOP--has been updated with significant enhancements IT admins and users will appreciate. What is App-V Let's...
Microsoft App-V 5.0 takes virtualization to the next level
Windows Blue could restore the Start button, boot straight to the desktop
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