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Tactus Technology unveils touchscreen prototype with appearing and disappearing keys (hands-on)

5 Things You Need to Know About Where Google Is Going Next

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On the last day of the Google I/O developers conference, we sat down with engineering director Peter Magnusson to digest the introduction of Compute Engine, which adds Google-scale processing power to the company's list of cloud offerings designed to take on Amazon Web Services. Here are the announcement's five...
5 Things You Need to Know About Where Google Is Going Next

Auto-post images from WordPress to Pinterest with this handy plugin [Invites]

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If you’ve been looking for an easy way to automatically share images from your WordPress posts on Pinterest, look no further than the free plugin WP Pinner WP Pinner sets itself apart from other plugins we’ve looked at in the past, by offering users the option to auto-post images from...
Auto-post images from WordPress to Pinterest with this handy plugin [Invites]

NZXT's Cryo E40 laptop cooler sends a pleasant breeze wherever you like

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NZXT is pretty good when it comes to avoiding unnecessary flourishes and providing straight-up PC hardware. Its Cryo E40 laptop cooler is no different, forgoing HDD slots and magic elixirs in favor of two 80mm fans that clasp magnetically to the underside of its steel mesh. These can be...
NZXT's Cryo E40 laptop cooler sends a pleasant breeze wherever you like

The Future Of RIM: “BlackBerry Isn’t For Everyone”

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Today is BlackBerry Jam, RIM’s developer conference or WWDC equivalent. It’s RIM’s moment to redefine, rejuvenate, and re-establish itself in the world. Whether or not the company can pull it off, however, is an entirely different matter. BlackBerry 10, RIM’s brand new platform, has been delayed, run into naming issues,...
The Future Of RIM: “BlackBerry Isn’t For Everyone”

Apple Looking to Launch $799 MacBook Air in 3Q 2012?

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Digitimes reports that Apple is planning to launch a cheaper MacBook Air in the third quarter of this year, dropping the entry-level price to $799 from the current $999. The move is reportedly being made to take on Intel's "Ultrabook" initiative that is pushing low-cost, ultra-thin notebook PCs.Although Acer has...
Apple Looking to Launch $799 MacBook Air in 3Q 2012?
Into the 'Deep:' Steam's game engine used to make animated movie

Announcing the Windows 8 Editions

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Today I would like to share information with you on the editions that will be available for "Windows 8" when it is released to market. We have talked about Windows 8 as Windows reimagined, from the chipset to the user experience. This also applies to the editions available – we...
Announcing the Windows 8 Editions

Vimeo Adds Customizable Music Options And A New, Cloud-Based Enhancer Tool

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Online video site Vimeo has always sought to differentiate itself as a platform for high-quality video content. Now the IAC-owned video platform is now adding features to help creators enhance their videos and make even them more attractive to viewers. Vimeo’s latest update makes a big push around improving videos...
Vimeo Adds Customizable Music Options And A New, Cloud-Based Enhancer Tool

Nikon adds D3200 to its DSLR range, we go hands-on! (video)

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Nikon's recent cashback promo gave us a twinge that new consumer models might be around the corner, but as of today there's just the one: the almost entry-level D3200, which Nikon hopes will complement the cheaper D3100 without supplanting it. The price gap between these two low-end DSLRs is...
Nikon adds D3200 to its DSLR range, we go hands-on! (video)

Lenovo prices IdeaPad Yoga in the UK, reveals a few more laptops on the side

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Lenovo has revealed the pricing for its very flexible Ultrabook -- and it's about as pricey as you might suspect for a Windows 8 tablet-laptop. Lenovo UK has the basic IdeaPad Yoga pegged at £1,200 ($1,900) -- a nudge above previous estimates -- while a meatier Core i7 model...
Lenovo prices IdeaPad Yoga in the UK, reveals a few more laptops on the side

Foursquare.com checks in with OpenStreetMap, checks out of Google Maps API

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Foursquare's been quite the active startup lately, adding NFC support for Android 4.0 and releasing its app for the PlayStation Vita. The company isn't quite done being the mayor of Busyville, though, announcing a switch from Google Maps API to OpenStreetMap data-based MapBox Streets for Foursquare.com. Foursquare cited greater...
Foursquare.com checks in with OpenStreetMap, checks out of Google Maps API

Build your own infographics in a few clicks with Visual.ly Create

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Data visualisation platform Visual.ly has today launched a service that allows anyone to create and share infographics with no effort. Visual.ly Create lets you choose from a range of infographics based around Twitter and Facebook data. Five visualizations are available at launch. For example, ‘Facebook Monster’ analyses your Facebook account to...
Build your own infographics in a few clicks with Visual.ly Create

Justice Department preparing Apple iBooks antitrust lawsuit

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The Justice Department is reportedly preparing to go after Apple, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Penguin, Macmillan and HarperCollins following its investigation into alleged e-book price-rigging. The case centers around a deal to switch to agency pricing, where the vendor takes a 30 percent cut of each sale, rather than...
Justice Department preparing Apple iBooks antitrust lawsuit

Popular iPhone photography app Camera+ gets improved sharing, workflows and more

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Camera+, undoubtedly one of the most popular paid iPhone camera apps has just been updated. With a copy sold every 3 seconds, it’s 6 million+ users will be happy to know that the latest update is jam-packed with cool new features they can take advantage of. The app’s sharing features...
Popular iPhone photography app Camera+ gets improved sharing, workflows and more

Futulele goes live for iPad, ukelele serenades just went multi-touch (video)

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Futulele has come a long way since we saw it in March; it's now on the App Store and has put on a lot of sheen in return for slipping past the original April release target. Along with a few more flowers to reinforce the Hawaiian vibe, Amidio's definitive...
Futulele goes live for iPad, ukelele serenades just went multi-touch (video)

ICS reaches 2.9 percent of active Android devices, 63.7 percent still on Gingerbread

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As we check back in on Android's Platform Versions dashboard for the first time since January, we can finally see notable growth in the percentage of devices running some flavor of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, up for 0.6 percent then to 2.9 percent. That's likely fueled by the...
ICS reaches 2.9 percent of active Android devices, 63.7 percent still on Gingerbread
'Tube': the open-source 3D animation experiment funded by Kickstarter

TNW Pick of the Day: Symbaloo launches mobile apps to sync bookmarks across all your devices

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Launched in the Netherlands in 2007, Symbaloo is a portal that lets you organise and collate your favorite Web bookmarks in your own personal online ‘Webmix’, something which is comparable to folders that group together topic-specific URLs. The premise thus far has been pretty simple – you bookmark a site...
TNW Pick of the Day: Symbaloo launches mobile apps to sync bookmarks across all your devices

With $42M more, 10gen wants to take MongoDB mainstream

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10gen, the creator and commercial entity behind the popular MongoDB database has raised another $42 million and wants to take the technology to an application near you. New Enterprise Associated led the round, with 10gen’s existing investors also participating. The round brings 10gen’s total funding to $73 million, which should...
With $42M more, 10gen wants to take MongoDB mainstream

GoGrid Introduces Predictive Analytics Platform

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GoGrid today introduces its Big Data Solution predictive analytics platform. It adds features that combine the best from cloud computing with hybrid cloud flexibility and front-end apps. Everything is managed from the GoGrid web-based management portal. Sponsor The idea is to support very high performance analytics. It has preconfigured hardware...
GoGrid Introduces Predictive Analytics Platform
Corning launches slim, flexible 'Willow Glass' that can be wrapped around devices

Apache devs release version 2.4, first major update in six years

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The Apache Software Foundation has announced the availability of Apache 2.4, a major update of the popular open source HTTP server. The arrival of the new version, which is the first major release of Apache in six years, coincides with the software's 17th anniversary. The Apache project emerged in...
Apache devs release version 2.4, first major update in six years

Wireless Emergency Alert system goes live this month, delivers location-based SMS warnings

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Last we heard of the federal government's Wireless Emergency Alert system, only Sprint had signed on to deliver the SMS warnings. Now, with the secured participation of all four major carriers and smaller regional operators, that gratis service is set to go live this month, covering nearly 97 percent...
Wireless Emergency Alert system goes live this month, delivers location-based SMS warnings

Sky dubs upcoming internet TV service 'Now TV', chases those currently without pay-TV

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After recently announcing plans to launch a new over-the-top internet based TV service in the UK Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has revealed its name, Now TV, and what it will bring to customers. Speaking at the Media Guardian Changing Media Summit in London, Darroch indicated Now TV would operate...
Sky dubs upcoming internet TV service 'Now TV', chases those currently without pay-TV
Android fragmentation: one developer encounters 3,997 devices

Researchers create 'rubber-band electronics' material, capable of stretching up to 200 percent (video)

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One of the major issues with embedded medical devices is the lack of flexibility in existing electronics. Fortunately, researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University have developed a new material that can create electronic components capable of stretching to 200 percent of their original size. One...
Researchers create 'rubber-band electronics' material, capable of stretching up to 200 percent (video)
San Jose planning free downtown Wi-Fi network, set for debut later this year
Making idiot-proof infographics with Infogr.am

BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility

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Will BlackBerry 10 be the hallowed OS that heals Waterloo's recent wounds or yet another RIM-shot to highlight its foibles? Only the fickle tide of consumer interest will certainly tell. But while the success and awareness of that new platform undoubtedly rests on the company's shoulders, a great deal...
BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility
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