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3 More Free Drawing Apps for Kids

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Like paper coloring books, iPhone and iPad apps cost money. It's always fun to have the newest, shiniest app in the App Store - but those come with a price. Oftentimes they cost something, and they may not always ring true with your kid. Buying too many apps can...
3 More Free Drawing Apps for Kids

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 review: Call it a full-figured micro PC

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Compared with Intel's diminutive NUC and Sapphire's slim and sexy Edge VS8, you might think of Lenovo's IdeaCentre Q190 as a full-figured micro PC. It's not the smallest such model, but it boasts a ton of ports, it has enough interior space to move air over its components, and...
Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 review: Call it a full-figured micro PC

Artificial sense of touch gets smarter, lets robots really feel

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The verdict's still out on whether or not androids dream of electric sheep. But their ability to feel? Well, that's about to approach levels of human sensitivity. We're of course talking about the sense of touch, not emotions. And thanks to work out of Georgia Tech, tactile sensitivity for...
Artificial sense of touch gets smarter, lets robots really feel

Are These Microsoft Research Demos the Future of the Tablet PC?

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Maybe the Tablet PC isn’t dead. Maybe it’s just resting. If the marketplace is your yardstick, the machine Bill Gates once predicted would become the world’s dominant computing device by 2006 definitively flopped  years ago. But a few days ago during a Fox Business News interview, Gates said that Microsoft...
Are These Microsoft Research Demos the Future of the Tablet PC?

Zensorium's Tinke wants to measure your fitness and stress levels

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LAS VEGAS-- One of the many fitness and health tech companies exhibiting products at this year's Digital Experience showcase at CES was Zensorium, which demonstrated its flagship wellness product, the Tinke. A small, colored square with two round sensors, the Tinke is designed to measure heart rate, respiratory rate,...
Zensorium's Tinke wants to measure your fitness and stress levels
The Sky Is The Limit For Aereo, Assuming The Sky Remains Filled With Free TV Signals

Izik, Madden NFL 12, Calendars by Readdle, NexStop NYC Subway, HopStop Transit, iColorama, and more

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9to5Mac has once again scoured the App Store for all the latest app launches, price drops, noteworthy news, and updates, and we have compiled everything in a roundup below. Check it out, but keep coming back as we continually refresh the list throughout the day. New 1. Izik | Free Izik...
Izik, Madden NFL 12, Calendars by Readdle, NexStop NYC Subway, HopStop Transit, iColorama, and more

RIM unveils BlackBerry 10: new alarm, Peek gesture and more

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At today's RIM event, the BlackBerry maker revealed new features in BB10, with Thorsten Heins saying the OS is "all about getting things done". He demoed a new Peek feature that lets users access the message notifications screen with a right angle gesture. The function can be used in...
RIM unveils BlackBerry 10: new alarm, Peek gesture and more

New 'smart skin' so sensitive it rivals the real thing

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Researchers say their experimental arrays sense pressure in the same range as the human fingertip, which could result in better bots and prosthetics. [Read more]...
New 'smart skin' so sensitive it rivals the real thing

Disney Research's Touché system detects your touch on most things, even water (video)

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Disney Research has announced some new touch interface technology that add extra gesture functionality to existing touchscreens and more exotic items like doorknobs and even the water's surface. Touché works by sensing capacitive signals across a range of frequencies -- whereas typical systems only pick up signal at a...
Disney Research's Touché system detects your touch on most things, even water (video)

3D imagery now available on iPad and iPhone

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Today, we’re happy to announce the availability of 3D imagery for Google Earth on the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. A map must be comprehensive and accurate no matter where you are or what device you use. We also believe maps can be useful in ways you might...
3D imagery now available on iPad and iPhone

If Apple's iPad 3 Screen Is Haptic, Everything Will Change (Again)

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In the wee few hours before Apple's iPad press event today, a fresh new rumor has the tech world abuzz with excitement. (Does the tech world have any other condition?) As well as stuffing a super-high-resolution screen in the iPad 3, Apple is thought to have also enabled haptic feedback...
If Apple's iPad 3 Screen Is Haptic, Everything Will Change (Again)

RIM unveils BB10: new alarm, Peek gesture and more

www.engadget.com
At today's RIM event, the BlackBerry maker revealed BB1 new features in BB10, with Thorsten Heins saying the OS is "all about getting things done". He demoed a new Peek feature that lets users access the message notifications screen with a right angle gesture. There's also a new clock...
RIM unveils BB10: new alarm, Peek gesture and more

The Daily Telegraph announces native Android and iPhone apps

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The UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper has announced that it’s launching apps for iPhone and Android, as it looks to capitalize on the boom in smartphones in the UK and across the world. The new apps will offer a range of content including breaking news, live financial data, picture galleries and...
The Daily Telegraph announces native Android and iPhone apps

Lytro in Your Hands

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Last year, we launched Lytro with plans to build an amazing new kind of camera. Since then, the Lytro team has worked hard to bring this technology to life and manufacture the world’s first light field camera for consumers. Today, we’ve proudly started shipping the Lytro camera to our first...
Lytro in Your Hands

Drawn in by Draw Something

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Can you draw Tina Fey? A wedgie? The world's fastest-growing phone game also happens to be the quickest way to bring friends togetherIt's only in the last month or so that I've started wishing my index finger was sharper. More pen-like. My rounded fingertip is absolutely the wrong tool to...
Drawn in by Draw Something

Zensorium launches Tinké cardiorespiratory health and stress monitor for iOS devices (video)

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Planning a gluttonous holiday season and then a health kick in the New Year to balance it out? Well, when you start on the latter, you might want one of Zensorium's Tinké cardiorespiratory monitors to track your progress. The sensor is compatible with any of your old-fashioned 30-pin iOS...
Zensorium launches Tinké cardiorespiratory health and stress monitor for iOS devices (video)

EyeSight's gesture technology turns your finger into a TV remote

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EyeSight Technologies announces a new fingertip tracking technology that enables users to interact with digital devices by pointing at the screen. [Read more]...
EyeSight's gesture technology turns your finger into a TV remote

Identifying People by their Bacteria

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A potential new forensic: To determine how similar a person's fingertip bacteria are to bacteria left on computer keys, the team took swabs from three computer keyboards and compared bacterial gene sequences with those from the fingertips of the keyboard owners. Today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
Identifying People by their Bacteria

Make a Cheap Stylus for iPad and Other Touchscreen Devices [DIY]

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Whether you've got an an iPad, a different snazzy tablet, an Android phone, or some other touchscreen device, sometimes your fingertip isn't the ideal input device. With a few common materials, you can make an effective and inexpensive stylus for your touchscreen. More »...
Make a Cheap Stylus for iPad and Other Touchscreen Devices [DIY]

The Future of Smartphone Tech Is ... Knuckle-Dragging?

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New software tries to expand the "touch" in "touchscreen." Touchscreens were a pivotal innovation for computing: Much like the graphical user interface, much like the trackpad, much like the mouse, they gave us a brand-new way to put human bodies to the service of human technology. But the touchscreens we...
The Future of Smartphone Tech Is ... Knuckle-Dragging?
Microsoft announces Surface x86 and ARM tablets, with kickstand and fold-out keyboard

Touch and go: 12 new Windows 8 input devices tested

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Months after the operating system's rollout, Windows 8 notebooks with touchscreens remain few and far between. And if you've upgraded your old notebook, it's even less likely to have a touchscreen. Attach the $100 Targus Ultralife Touch Pen to your machine and bam! Instant touchscreen! Installation is a bit...
Touch and go: 12 new Windows 8 input devices tested

Marijuana candies and brain-powered wheelchairs: Meet the 16 finalists in the UW business plan competition

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The results are in from the initial rounds of the University of Washington Business Plan Competition, and there’s no shortage of diversity in the teams moving on to the final rounds of the competition. More than 200 judges turned out at yesterday’s event, choosing these 16 teams. Among the contenders...
Marijuana candies and brain-powered wheelchairs: Meet the 16 finalists in the UW business plan competition

Internet dating: does an innocent Facebook check make you a stalker?

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In her latest column on navigating the modern dating jungle, Northern Lass discovers the pitfalls of using social mediaIn my last stint as a single female 13 years ago, I distinctly remember technology playing a fairly minor part in the dating process.The technology involved was simple: one phone to swap...
Internet dating: does an innocent Facebook check make you a stalker?

MOSSBERG: The Galaxy Note Isn't Practical As A Phone, And It's Not Great As A Tablet

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The Wall Street Journal's gadget guru, Walt Mossberg, has a review of the 5-inch Galaxy Note by Samsung. The Note is supposed to be a smartphone and a tablet. But, in trying to be two things at once, it fails to be either thing particularly well, says Mossberg: After...
MOSSBERG: The Galaxy Note Isn't Practical As A Phone, And It's Not Great As A Tablet

Algoriddim releases vjay video and music mixing app for iPod touch and iPhone

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Algoriddim, the company that makes music and video mixing apps for Mac and iPad has released vjay for the smaller screens of the iPhone and iPod touch. The video-mixing app is designed to make DJing easy for anyone at any skill level from mixing a family video to live mixing...
Algoriddim releases vjay video and music mixing app for iPod touch and iPhone

The iPad Isn't Ready for Working by Hand

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Last week's release of Paper for iPad was a huge boon to the cottage industry of third-party iPad styluses. It was hardly the first app for drawing or writing directly on the screen of an iOS device, but it struck a chord. It was just the right blend of skeuomorphic...
The iPad Isn't Ready for Working by Hand

The Eye Tribe launches its eye control technology for Android with developer SDK coming in June

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The Eye Tribe has announced the official launch of its eye control technology for Android smartphones and tablets and the upcoming release of a developer SDK. The company made the announcement in conjunction with the DEMO Mobile 2013 event. Its SDK will be available in June, with sign-ups starting today....
The Eye Tribe launches its eye control technology for Android with developer SDK coming in June

The case for a 7.8″ iPad

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I’ve been talking to some people on twitter about the technical feasibility of Apple one day introducing a smaller and lighter iPad. The general opinion I’m seeing is that it would require a change to the dimension of the screen in points, or the touch targets would be so small...
The case for a 7.8″ iPad
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?