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Hive Settings: This app gives you easy access to all your Android device's settings

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Sometimes it’s the simplest of apps that really grab our attention. Hive Settings for Android is one such app, designed to make it as easy as possible to tap and tweak the settings on your device. Granted, most Android handsets already enable this, either through the drop-down notifications menu, or...
Hive Settings: This app gives you easy access to all your Android device's settings

Photo Finishing Your Memories Old and New

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The New Year often reminds us of things we have meant to do all year. Many New Year's resolutions often fail, but setting one revolving around a digital solution can sometimes work its way into your routine with less pain than a daily trip to the health club. Organizing our...
Photo Finishing Your Memories Old and New

Burger King Twitter Account Hacked

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Today’s social media lesson: Always have someone watching the company accounts over a long holiday weekend. Burger King’s official Twitter account, which has a following of upwards of 100,000 users, was hijacked by hackers on Monday morning, resulting in multiple vulgar tweets streaming from the verified account. It seems to...
Burger King Twitter Account Hacked

Parrot AR.Drone joins forces with Epson Moverio BT-100 (video)

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Let's say you've explored all the abandoned cathedrals in your hometown and have decimated all comers on the virtual battlefield -- if your interest in the Parrot AR.Drone has begun to wane, then take a gander at this bit of handiwork from Thomas Sohmers and dream of what could...
Parrot AR.Drone joins forces with Epson Moverio BT-100 (video)
Facebook's Ever-Evolving Campus Welcome Sign

Official Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S III spotted in the wild, blends old with new (video)

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Getting Jelly Bean to run on a Galaxy S III has so far required a strictly unofficial build that strips away much of Samsung's handiwork. If you prefer the official software to the point where thoughts of TouchWiz keep you comfortable at night, you'll be glad to hear that...
Official Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S III spotted in the wild, blends old with new (video)

Cryoscope gadget simulates tomorrow's weather today (video)

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This multi-layered device can't shower you with hail or tan your outdoor-deprived complexion, regrettably. What it can do though, is deliver a direct haptic sensation of how warm or cold it'll be tomorrow, just in case you decide to venture out of your bedroom. An Arduino controller pulls in...
Cryoscope gadget simulates tomorrow's weather today (video)

Cornell students steer Pong using brain waves, can't quite play during naps (video)

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We here at Engadget are always fans of brain wave experiments, and so we were delighted when two Cornell University electrical engineering students, Chuck Moyes and Mengxiang Jiang, wrapped up a final project using brain waves in the best way possible: playing Pong. Their experiment links a baseball cap...
Cornell students steer Pong using brain waves, can't quite play during naps (video)

PlaceRaider app lets phone camera spy on people

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Malware that runs on Android cell phones and can let attackers perform remote reconnaissance and virtual theft is the handiwork of academic and military researchers. They call it "visual malware" dubbed PlaceRaider that uses the phone's camera and other sensors to create three-dimensional models of indoor environments that bad...
PlaceRaider app lets phone camera spy on people

Sharp Cocorobo vacuum gets new Android app, lets you control it from afar

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Perhaps in response to iRobot's recent Wireless Command Center, Sharp has introduced a new Android app that lets you remotely control the company's little Cocorobo while you're out of the house. You can map out your floor plan so that it'll know what objects to avoid, specify cleaning patterns...
Sharp Cocorobo vacuum gets new Android app, lets you control it from afar

Invy: This simple event planner app lets you pick a date with friends and family

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There’s something really appealing about simple apps that let us organize our lives and bring a little order to the chaos, which is why we like this next app. We’ve gotten wind of Invy, an incredibly simple iOS app that helps you pick a date to get together with friends...
Invy: This simple event planner app lets you pick a date with friends and family

Hometalk Aims To Be The One-Stop Site For Home Improvement Info

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As someone who doesn’t know a two-by-four from a 4X4, I usually depend on the Internet for home improvement tips. For example, did you know you’re not supposed to flush dental floss? I didn’t discover that until I found my basement full of raw sewage and someone online told me...
Hometalk Aims To Be The One-Stop Site For Home Improvement Info

PIP Camera: A simple iOS camera app dedicated to photo-in-photo effects

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There’s no shortage of mobile apps geared towards helping amateur snappers shoot and share the world around them. There’s PowerSketch for starters, which we covered last year, transforming your iOS snaps and videos into artwork. Another one that’s hit our radar is PIP Camera for iOS, which serves up a...
PIP Camera: A simple iOS camera app dedicated to photo-in-photo effects
The iPhone 5′s blueprints show the intricacy of Apple's handiwork

Furnish for iOS taps augmented reality to transport IKEA and Crate & Barrel furniture to your home

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You may remember an app that launched in September last year called IKEA Now, serving up an augmented reality experience that lets you ‘try’ furniture from the Swedish furniture behemoth, before you buy. Well, it transpired that the app wasn’t an official one, contrary to some reports at the time....
Furnish for iOS taps augmented reality to transport IKEA and Crate & Barrel furniture to your home

Swably: A Twitter-style social network connecting Android developers with users

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Beyond the relatively small-percentage of well-known cross-platform apps also available on Android, it can be difficult to sift through the rubble to unearth those little gems. Moreover, how do you go about communicating with the people responsible for building an app? With that in mind, Swably is the latest service...
Swably: A Twitter-style social network connecting Android developers with users

AT&T announces home automation platform, eco-ratings for consumer devices

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Today, AT&T revealed that it's working on a new home monitoring and automation platform known as Digital Life. While it'll be marketed toward service providers, the IP-based system will allow business and residential users alike to remotely monitor cameras, lighting, thermostats, motion detectors, window and door sensors, along with a...
AT&T announces home automation platform, eco-ratings for consumer devices
E Ink Holdings To Buy Shares From SiPix Technology In A Bid To Expand Role In E-Paper Market

Stop motion animated film ParaNorman taps 3D printers to create 31,000 unique facial features

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Take one look at the upcoming 3D stop motion film ParaNorman and it's easy to see that moviegoers are in for some stunning visuals come August 17th. Once you realize the contribution of 3D printing to the film's creation, however, you're likely to appreciate the movie on an entirely...
Stop motion animated film ParaNorman taps 3D printers to create 31,000 unique facial features

Minecraft Reality for iOS finds a home for our blocky dreams in the real world (video)

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While it's possible to translate the hours and hours spent building worlds in Minecraft to real objects, we wouldn't say the results always match the initial vision -- they're more likely to involve either a miniature 3D printout or the time and money spent on a whole lot of...
Minecraft Reality for iOS finds a home for our blocky dreams in the real world (video)

Q&A site Quora releases its highly-anticipated Android app

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The question of when Quora will finally release its Android app has finally been answered. Today, Quora for Android landed in Google’s Play store and the Amazon appstore.    The new Android app allows you to do almost everything you can on the site (answer questions, comment, rate answers), but...
Q&A site Quora releases its highly-anticipated Android app

DeadSoci.al lets you feed your Facebook addiction long after you’re gone

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The somewhat well-worn cliché ‘there’s an app for that’ is typically voiced with a derisory tone these days, and for good reason. There really is an app for everything, and the afterlife is no different. Last year we reported on a new Facebook app that allows you to record a...
DeadSoci.al lets you feed your Facebook addiction long after you’re gone

"Smartphone Beta" Teaser Site Hints at Nokia's New Sales Pitch

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For some time, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been referring to its initial crop of Windows Phones as the first real Windows Phones, a move that draws cringes from the other companies that have been making such phones. Now Nokia’s hubris appears to be targeted at the entire phone industry....
"Smartphone Beta" Teaser Site Hints at Nokia's New Sales Pitch
Hurricane Sandy blasts Weather.com to record traffic yesterday: 200M more pageviews than previous

TNW Pick of the Day: Showy helps you track your favorite TV shows and tick off episodes as you watch

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If you love nothing more than sitting in front of the TV, armed with a bottle of wine and a box-set, well, this app could be right up your alley. Showy is the handiwork of two 15-year-olds from Spain. “I have developed a new app which solves a big problem,”...
TNW Pick of the Day: Showy helps you track your favorite TV shows and tick off episodes as you watch

Nano Quadrotor robot swarm video is mesmerizing, terrifying

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If you fear the rise of intelligent, collaborative robots swarming together and gathering human prey for the battery tanks, look away now: the Nano Quadrotors have taken to the skies and they’re terrifyingly adept. The handiwork of researchers in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, the latest-gen Quadrotors can...
Nano Quadrotor robot swarm video is mesmerizing, terrifying

Yahoo's new iPad-optimized email app and iPhone weather app are now live

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Marissa Mayer seems to have breathed new life into Yahoo since she upped sticks from Google and jumped on board as its new CEO last summer. Indeed, while it may no longer be known for its search engine, it has made new inroads as an online media company, and it...
Yahoo's new iPad-optimized email app and iPhone weather app are now live
Product testers go on social media "missions" - a new frontier in content marketing

ShareMap: A simple Web app to analyze the social influence of your website [Invites]

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ShareMap.it is a simple Web app that analyzes the social influence of individual pages on your website. You can either include a link to your website’s sitemap, or paste individual links into a ‘list’. It analyzes for Facebook Likes, Shares and Comments, as well as LinkedIn and Delicious shares, tweets,...
ShareMap: A simple Web app to analyze the social influence of your website [Invites]

Visualized: Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine erupts in a web of lightning

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Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine sounds like it belongs in a James Bond movie more than it does an Alberquerque research facility. Based on what it can do, that's not as far-fetched as it seems. What you see isn't the handiwork of some electric spider -- it's what you...
Visualized: Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine erupts in a web of lightning
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