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Augmented Reality Tattoo Makes Your Skin Come Alive [VIDEO]

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We’ve seen some interesting augmented reality experiments emerging, from shoes as game controllers to music videos to recursive iPhones. But how about AR as a form of body art? A company called ThinkAnApp has made that possible with an augmented reality tattoo.The tattoo’s design is simply a square barcode...
Augmented Reality Tattoo Makes Your Skin Come Alive [VIDEO]

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore. Well, We Are — Google, Kansas.

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Last month, Google announced plans to sell 1 gigabit-per-second fiber optic broadband to consumers. The plan called for it to be rolled out to no fewer than 50,000 homes in the initial test, and maybe as many as 500,000, but didn’t specify where it would be rolled-out. Topeka, Kansas wants...
We’re Not In Kansas Anymore. Well, We Are — Google, Kansas.

Tenori On Orange Now Available For $699

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Yamaha has announced that its Tenori On Orange (MSRP $999; estimated street price $699.99), is now available, along with an OS update for the original, the Tenori-on W (MSRP $1,499; estimated street price $999.99). Both versions will now be available through standard musical instrument retail channels after initial test...
Tenori On Orange Now Available For $699

Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV white space broadband project

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Following the lead of co-founder Bill Gates Microsoft is taking more interest in the Africa, announcing its 4Afrika Initiative with a stated aim of improving the continent's global competitiveness. There are several plans under way as a part of the project, with one of the first being a new...
Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV white space broadband project
A photographer's view of the iPhone 5

Facebook Gifts gets ability to make charitable contributions on behalf of friends

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Facebook has begun testing the ability to give charitable contributions on behalf of friends in its Facebook Gifts product. The gifts product used to be limited to giving physical or digital items to friends and having them delivered, but now takes on a charitable bent. The charitable gift mode has...
Facebook Gifts gets ability to make charitable contributions on behalf of friends

Can You Blog from an iPad? I Just Did

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Disclaimer: I wrote and published this post, in its entirety, from my iPad.Apple’s “magical and revolutionary device” is supposed to be the ultimate content consumption tool. You can play music, watch movies, and surf the web, all from a device that is meant to be smaller, more focused, and...
Can You Blog from an iPad? I Just Did
Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Testing Technology To Make Rockets Reusable
Zynga Previews Its Next 'Ville Sequel, CityVille 2, In Closed Beta In the Philippines
U.S. Postal Service Plans To Launch Experimental Same-Day Delivery Service In November

Free voice calling rolls out to U.S. Facebook users with iOS Messenger

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Facebook’s free voice calling service has begun rolling out to users in the U.S. after a trial in Canada that began earlier this month. As first reported by The Verge, voice calling will be made available to U.S. users with the latest version of Messenger for iOS starting today and...
Free voice calling rolls out to U.S. Facebook users with iOS Messenger

After steering check, Mars rover set for initial test drive

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Curiosity is poised for its first test drive, a short 10-foot-move and turning reverse maneuver to test its ability to roam across Gale Crater. [Read more]...
After steering check, Mars rover set for initial test drive

Company test pilots on call for first commercial flights to orbit

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Three companies vying for NASA contracts to help develop commercial manned spacecraft say they're on track, budgets permitting, for initial test flights with company pilots in 2015-16. [Read more]...
Company test pilots on call for first commercial flights to orbit

New Skunkworks Project From Deltek Takes On Asana, Do.com

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More established companies are turning to skunkworks projects — relatively independent teams within large companies — to compete with nimble startups or just generate fresh ideas. One example is Dell’s most recent foray into Linux laptops. Another is Deltek‘s new web service/mobile app Kona, a social task management app that’s...
New Skunkworks Project From Deltek Takes On Asana, Do.com

Companies Can Now Claim Their Profiles On Developer Reputation Site Coderwall

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Coderwall, a Y Combinator-backed startup that allows developers to build profiles around their skills and achievements, is ready for companies to start recruiting on the site — specifically by customizing their Coderwall profiles. Founder Matt Deiters tells me (via email) that there are already 6,000 companies with a presence on...
Companies Can Now Claim Their Profiles On Developer Reputation Site Coderwall

QThru lands $3.5M to help you sail through the supermarket

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The checkout terminal at The Ridge Supermarket. Supermarkets are increasingly adopting self checkout terminals. But Seattle entrepreneur Aaron Roberts, a former engineer at RIM and Attachment, believes he’s come up with a better way for people to do their shopping at the local grocery story. It’s called QThru, and the young upstart...
QThru lands $3.5M to help you sail through the supermarket

In initial test run, Apple's Passbook accounts for 12% of MLB e-tickets

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Major League Baseball has been quick to adopt Apple's new Passbook digital ticketing system, and the league has been "floored" with the initial results....
In initial test run, Apple's Passbook accounts for 12% of MLB e-tickets

For The Last Mile Of Your Trip: Mozio Launches An Airport Ground Transportation Search Engine

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Believe it or not, there’s still a part of online trip planning that hasn’t been done to death by industry leaders in travel like Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz and the like: it’s the part of the journey that involves finding and booking transportion between the airport and your final destination. Today,...
For The Last Mile Of Your Trip: Mozio Launches An Airport Ground Transportation Search Engine

China's YY Gains 7.7% on Nasdaq

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Shares in social-media platform YY rose after pricing at the bottom of its proposed price range, an initial test of demand for Chinese shares after the once-regular flow of deals on U.S. exchanges has given way to a wave of departures....
China's YY Gains 7.7% on Nasdaq

Uber brings its private car service to Taipei, Taiwan, its second new launch in Asia this week

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Uber‘s foray into Asia continues after the US-headquartered private car hire firm launched in ‘stealth mode’ in Taipei, Taiwan. The rollout is its second new launch in Asia this week — following its arrival in Seoul, Korea, on Tuesday — and it takes the company to three cities in the...
Uber brings its private car service to Taipei, Taiwan, its second new launch in Asia this week
Facebook Says VoIP Calling Will Be Added To Its Messenger iOS App In The U.K. Today
Samsung admits to blocking leaked S Voice app, calls it a 'test version'

U.S. Postal Service to test same-day delivery service Metro Post

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Mail truck. Photo via Chase Elliot It seems everyone is now experimenting with the concept of same-day package delivery — even The U.S. Postal Service. Today, it filed documents with the Postal Regulatory Commission for a new program called Metro Post which is designed to deliver packages on the same...
U.S. Postal Service to test same-day delivery service Metro Post

Hands On With Google Nexus 7 Tablet

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We found both plusses and minuses in our initial test drive of Google's lightweight, inexpensive tablet....
Hands On With Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Facebook brings photo-syncing to iOS

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Some Facebook users now have the option to sync their iPhone photos to a private album on the social network. This feature was previously available for the Android app but is newly being tested on iOS. Photo syncing helps users save their mobile photos to the cloud and makes them...
Facebook brings photo-syncing to iOS

Facebook Beta Launches New Mobile Ad Network Using Your Data To Target You With Banner Ads In Other Apps

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Facebook today begins testing its own mobile ad network where advertisers can pay to target ads for app stores or websites at you based on your Facebook data that appear while you’re on other apps and mobile sites. Facebook tells me that similar to its first off-site ad placements on...
Facebook Beta Launches New Mobile Ad Network Using Your Data To Target You With Banner Ads In Other Apps

T-Mobile and the iPhone: 7% of the way to becoming friends

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T-Mobile USA iPhone users can start rejoicing this summer – at least a few of them can. T-Mobile will complete its planned conversion from GSM to HSPA+ on 2,500 of its cell sites this July, T-Mo CTO Neville Ray revealed at the NGNM conference on Thursday. The upgrade will put...
T-Mobile and the iPhone: 7% of the way to becoming friends

I'm excited about starting the 100 pushups training program tonight. did my initial test on saturday and was able to do 25 pushups.

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I'm excited about starting the 100 pushups training program tonight. did my initial test on saturday and was able to do 25 pushups.

The New Microsoft Office Web Apps: Still Free, Still Almost Good Enough

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With Microsoft's "new" Office Web Apps, released in preview form last week, one thing remains the same: while it's fine for simple content creation, users still risk the frustration of opening an Office document and finding it too complex for Microsoft's minor-league Web app to handle. The new version of...
The New Microsoft Office Web Apps: Still Free, Still Almost Good Enough

Facebook begins testing 'Collections' posts again with more retailers

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Facebook today began the second phase of testing a new “Collections” feature that lets pages post about their products and lets users save items they want, a spokesperson tells us. Collections posts are similar to photo albums but with more features specific to retailers. Collections include large images that users can...
Facebook begins testing 'Collections' posts again with more retailers
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?