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Twitter airs first TV spot during NASCAR, implores racing fans to discover the magic of hashtags

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Given #thescope with which Twitter has #invadedpopularculture, it may come as a shock to realize that the company hasn't really ventured too far into the world of television advertising -- but then, it seems that it's been doing a pretty good job getting enough #freeadvertising as is. Clearly the...
Twitter airs first TV spot during NASCAR, implores racing fans to discover the magic of hashtags
Shazam Can Now Identify Your Content In As Little As A Second

Spray-on antenna revealed: best thing to come in a can since Easy Cheese (video)

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Ever found yourself without a signal and wished you could just spray one on like magic? Well, maybe soon, you'll be able to do just that. Chamtech Enterprises has developed a spray-on antenna it says is more lightweight and energy-efficient than current technology. Revealed at Google's inaugural Solve for...
Spray-on antenna revealed: best thing to come in a can since Easy Cheese (video)

New Everpix iPhone App Automatically Uploads Your Photos To The Cloud

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Photo organization service (and TechCrunch Disrupt finalist) Everpix just launched its first iPhone application. The app does two key things: it offers you a way to access your entire photo collection from your phone, plus it automatically uploads all your iPhone photos to the Everpix cloud. The app is a crucial part of...
New Everpix iPhone App Automatically Uploads Your Photos To The Cloud
Here's The Next iPad, According To A Mess Of Leaked Images

Five “Old School” Tactics That Could Ruin Your Sales Page

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Despise long sales letters, yellow highlighters and blood-red, hype-laden headlines? These tried and true copywriting tactics are proven winners at converting “cold” traffic into paying customers – and $10,000-a-page copywriters use them without hesitation because they appeal to the baser instincts of the easily swayed. They may be embarrassing...
Five “Old School” Tactics That Could Ruin Your Sales Page

Fly Or Die: Apple TV

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Apple’s third-generation Apple TV didn’t really enjoy the limelight upon arrival. Something flashier stole the show. But it’s still an important product, especially considering that the way we consume media is rapidly changing. Matt and I discuss this, and actually end up arguing a little bit more than I...
Fly Or Die: Apple TV
Svpply's Store Explorer Lets You Window Shop From Your Phone

Chrome now easily opens email links in Gmail, thanks to some HTML5 magic

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The next time you open up Gmail in Chrome keep an eye out for the prompt above, which uses HTML5 to finally close the gap between the way Google's browser handles mailto: links and its popular email service. Our only question about the change is what took them so...
Chrome now easily opens email links in Gmail, thanks to some HTML5 magic

Google's Amit 'Mr. Search' Singhal talks Knowledge Graph, says that Star Trek was an early influencer

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In a great story from the Guardian, Amit Singhal talks about the Knowledge Graph and Google’s moves to create the Semantic Web. While the whole article is worth a read, I found the following passage interesting… Google’s Mr Search, Amit Singhal, has likewise come a long way to get here....
Google's Amit 'Mr. Search' Singhal talks Knowledge Graph, says that Star Trek was an early influencer

Awesome Stuff: Cool Product Designs

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For this week's awesome stuff, we've got three different projects that just caught my eye for being different and interesting in a design sense. I don't know about you, but I've had a few too many experiencing having to try to inflate an air mattress of some kind or another,...
Awesome Stuff: Cool Product Designs

Instagram Version 2.1

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Instagram Version 2.1: instagram: Good news! Instagram v2.1 is now available in the App Store! Here’s what’s new: New Feature: Lux We’ve given you a new way to instantly transform the look and feel of your photos. In just one tap, Lux works its magic by making your photos more...
Instagram Version 2.1

Hulu’s Super Bowl Teaser Has Arrested Development Theme [VIDEO]

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Hulu is teasing its new Super Bowl campaign and its plot to turn human brains into “mushymush.” The ad will star Will Arnett (Arrested Development, Up All Night) as the latest “TV star” who is surreptitiously trying to rot Earthling brains, thanks to the magic of Hulu Plus. As...
Hulu’s Super Bowl Teaser Has Arrested Development Theme [VIDEO]

Super High Aperture: it's why the new iPad's Retina display is so dense

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Super High Aperture. Heard of it? Probably not, but thanks to Apple, you'll probably long for days when you didn't in just a few months. According to an in-depth look from the folks at DisplaySearch, the aforesaid technique is the primary reason that Apple was able to shove 2,048 x...
Super High Aperture: it's why the new iPad's Retina display is so dense

TechShop CEO Mark Hatch on his Toshiba T1100 Plus and radio tech magic

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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our high-tech queries, TechShop CEO Mark Hatch discusses annoying reboots, the ka-chunk of classic tech and much more. The full gamut of...
TechShop CEO Mark Hatch on his Toshiba T1100 Plus and radio tech magic

Inclusivity

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One of my favorite bloggers and thinkers about social media, Anil Dash, has a blog post up on Medium titled You Can’t Start the Revolution from the Country Club. Go read it because he's talking about some important stuff. In his post Anil observes that in many of the most...
Inclusivity

The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!

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No Tim this week, yet again, but Brian and Terrence will be holding things down in New York, with Michael joining via the magic of Skype. What will we be talking about today? It's looking sunny with a chance of Samsung.Continue reading The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!The...
The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!

24: Live Another Day Coming In Summer 2014

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24: Live Another Day Coming In Summer 2014: I was a huge fan of 24 back in the day. The first season was the first television show I "binge watched" on DVD while in college. I think I watched all 24 episodes in four days... So I'm glad it's coming...
24: Live Another Day Coming In Summer 2014

Apple's Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige

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Apple's Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige

Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

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Yeah. We know. There are pretty much as many ways to play Angry Birds, as there are people who play it. That's a lot. However, the Super Angry Birds controller you see above speaks to us. Why? Because it's not just a sling shot, or a fudged use of...
Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

Visualized: a tour of Ben Heck's lab (video)

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We've been following Ben Heck since the days of the Atari 800 laptop, so we jumped at the chance to take a look at the modder extraordinaire's shop in Madison, WI. As expected, the place is jam-packed with industrial tools, 3D printers and half-finished pinball machines. Check out where...
Visualized: a tour of Ben Heck's lab (video)

A Grand Finale: Time-Lapse Video of Endeavour's Last Mission

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Part of what was so fascinating about the photographs of Endeavour's final journey last week was the incongruency of this mighty beast of a spaceship traveling along Los Angeles's humble streets, over bridges, through residential neighborhoods, and past everyday strip malls. But through the magic of timelapse, filmmaker Matthew...
A Grand Finale: Time-Lapse Video of Endeavour's Last Mission

4 Cool Things You Can Do With Wappwolf and ifttt

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Wappwolf and ifttt are a bit like the chocolate and peanut butter in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Separate, they're pretty good. Together, though, is when the magic happens. For folks new to the services, Wappwolf is an application that performs actions when you drop a file into your Dropbox....
4 Cool Things You Can Do With Wappwolf and ifttt

Inspired by birdsongs, Chirp is building a platform to transfer data via sound

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Most of the people I interview don’t talk about birds. Sure, some services or apps  – Twitter, Aviary, and Angry Birds, to name a few – got their name and branding from our avian cohabitants, but no one I’ve ever spoken with has been inspired by a real, beak-and-feathers, living...
Inspired by birdsongs, Chirp is building a platform to transfer data via sound

eBay tries to steal Pinterest's secret recipe, ends up with flat beer and no friends

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Today at eBay’s “Future of Shopping” event in New York, one particular announcement surprised me enough to make my jaw drop. eBay introduced its new Feed product, and I immediately drew an uncomfortable connection: it’s just like Pinterest. eBay wasn’t subtle with this move, either. Everything, from the general look...
eBay tries to steal Pinterest's secret recipe, ends up with flat beer and no friends

Korea Times: LG is working with Google on another Nexus phone

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Getting the Nexus 4 into customers' hands aside, the Google-LG team-up was a huge boost to the Korean manufacturer's smartphone fortunes. According to the Korea Times, LG's now looking to repeat the magic and is already working with Google on a Nexus sequel. Presumably another phone beyond that Optimus...
Korea Times: LG is working with Google on another Nexus phone

Using tech and whimsy to help tell stories

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Winston Huff, a graphic artist whose work has been featured on CNET News, explains how he creates his magic [Read more]...
Using tech and whimsy to help tell stories

Studios Should Take Notice of IMAX's Dominant Batman Showing

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Studios Should Take Notice of IMAX's Dominant Batman Showing: Forget the 3D nonsense, if Hollywood wants to keep butts in the seats, they need to go all-in on IMAX. While you can certainly argue that the home theater experience is comparable to that of many standard theaters (and in some...
Studios Should Take Notice of IMAX's Dominant Batman Showing

Nintendo's pre-E3 press conference video is now available -- relive the magic again and again

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Did you miss any of the magic that was the Nintendo pre-E3 press event? Great news: it's now online in pre-recorded form, so you can watch it to your heart's content. Using the Wii U controller as a TV remote? The Wii U Pro Controller? The unveiling of the...
Nintendo's pre-E3 press conference video is now available -- relive the magic again and again
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