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Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year

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Microsoft announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel just as it was preparing to launch Windows 8, Office 13 and the Surface tablet. The timing wasn't by chance: The maker of huge multi-touch screens - check out CNN's eight-foot "magic wall" - is an integral part of software giant's bet-the-company leap...
Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year

Leonar3Do launches HelloVR, Vimensio platforms to bring 3D computing into the mainstream

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Leonar3Do is releasing HelloVR, a free app from Google Play that turns users desktops into a 3D environment that can be navigated with their smartphone. It'll be available for free on Google Play in March and promises to let users sculpt and create models from within the digital environment....
Leonar3Do launches HelloVR, Vimensio platforms to bring 3D computing into the mainstream
Directr Raises $1.1 Million To Help People Make Beautiful Mobile Videos

3 Reasons Geocoded Tweets Haven’t Caught On and 2 Reasons Not to Worry

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Last August was when Twitter first announced it would offer geocoded tweets. With it, user locations are tied to their updates. That feature was rolled out in November. Two months later comes word that it’s getting very little use. TheNextWeb reports that less than one-fourth of one percent of all...
3 Reasons Geocoded Tweets Haven’t Caught On and 2 Reasons Not to Worry

Nick Grossman's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Hello Techdirt! It's an honor to be here. Here are my favorite posts from this week. Most of these fall under the general theme of "be careful what you wish for"... If There Needs To Be An Investigation, It Should Be About Why The FBI Was Reading Certain Emails While...
Nick Grossman's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Android notebooks? Yep, Intel says, and they'll only cost $200

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Dadi Perlmutter, Intel's chief product officer, also tells CNET that devices running Intel's mainstream Core line of processors could sell for as low as $399 to $499. [Read more]...
Android notebooks? Yep, Intel says, and they'll only cost $200

Nvidia updates laptop GPU line to Kepler-based 700 series

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Nvidia today updated its line of notebook graphic processing units (GPU) -- the 700M series. The new Kepler-based lineup includes the mainstream 720M, and 735M coupled with the performance-oriented 740M, 745M, and 750M. All five of the new chipsets include three technologies to balance performance with battery life -- Nvidia...
Nvidia updates laptop GPU line to Kepler-based 700 series

What Happens When A Famous Restaurant Doesn't Buy Its Domain Name

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See the latest internet joke in what has been a prank-filled day. On a day when Jeep's Twitter feed was hacked and MTV's was fake-hacked, a New York-based programmer became an instant internet sensation on Tuesday after he pulled a prank of his own on his recently purchased internet...
What Happens When A Famous Restaurant Doesn't Buy Its Domain Name

Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

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After a three week debate between Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice, the controversial e-book price-fixing case concluded today with final summations at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. As part of its last remarks, Apple presented a 136-slide deck describing its case against the DOJ in full detail underscoring its argument...
Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

Are biometric ID tools evil?

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Fingerprint readers, iris scanners, palm vein scanners, facial recognition systems and more -- biometric ID tools are going mainstream. But will the mainstream go biometric?...
Are biometric ID tools evil?

Fox News takes on Mainstream Cable Networks for Ads

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Fox News takes on Mainstream Cable Networks for Ads
Bill Gates awards prizes for eco-friendly toilet prototypes

Review: Sony 3D Personal Viewer HMZ-T1

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Dreams of imminent virtual reality mostly ended with the year 2000, but hopes for are more immersive experience than a living room TV have been kept alive. Sony is clearly keen to experiment with this and has the first truly high-end, mainstream 3D personal display in the 3D Personal Viewer...
Review: Sony 3D Personal Viewer HMZ-T1

Acer announces $400 Haswell-powered AIO machine - running Android

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It might look a little like Windows 8, but that’s Android The blurring of the line between PCs and tablets looks set to be accelerated after Acer announced an All-In-One (AIO) PC powered by a  3GHz Core i5 Haswell processor, but running Android instead of Windows. Choosing Android over Windows...
Acer announces $400 Haswell-powered AIO machine - running Android
Shapeways, the startup that lets you print 3D designs, is about to take off

Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

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According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays...
Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

AMD announces Radeon HD 7000M series with Enduro graphics-switching technology

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AMD kicked off 2012 by refreshing its desktop graphics, and now it's back, giving its mobile GPUs the same treatment. The company just announced its third generation of DirectX 11 mobile chips, the Radeon HD 7000 family. All told, the collection includes three 28nm GPUs: the high-end 7900M, the...
AMD announces Radeon HD 7000M series with Enduro graphics-switching technology

New details reveal Steve Jobs involved in e-book lawsuit

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Previously redacted content in lawsuit against Apple shows that Steve Jobs told a publishing exec to join Apple in creating "a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99." [Read more]...
New details reveal Steve Jobs involved in e-book lawsuit
iFixit tears down Wii U, reveals innards of Nintendo's new console

Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad T, W, L and X lines with Ivy Bridge processors, slightly retooled keyboards

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Now that Intel's Ivy Bridge specifications are finally out of the bag, you may as well resign yourselves to a deluge of PC refreshes over the coming months. Today Lenovo's up at bat, unveiling a slew of products under its business-friendly ThinkPad brand. If you were looking for a...
Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad T, W, L and X lines with Ivy Bridge processors, slightly retooled keyboards

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ET deals: 22% off Dell's Inspiron 17R Core i7-powered laptop

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With laptops, the screen situation is a tricky one. Of all the characteristics of a laptop, the screen size has the biggest impact on the portability and usability of your machine and picking the right size is critical. While we may ideally like to stare at multiple 20-inch (or larger)...
ET deals: 22% off Dell's Inspiron 17R Core i7-powered laptop

There's No Such Thing as a "Datasexual"

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You can't work in the tech industry without suffering buzzwords and marketing speak. But for anyone with an interest in big data, the term "datasexual" goes well past buzzword territory to wandering in the weeds of silliness. The attempt to coin the term comes from Dominic Basulto, who wrote...
There's No Such Thing as a "Datasexual"

Square suffers hour-long outage, confirms website and "some payments" were affected

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It’s been two weeks since Square announced a landmark partnership with Starbucks,  but the red-hot mobile payments startup experienced difficulties this evening (US time) after its payment app and website suffered outages that affected some payments. Squareup.com was down for an hour but, more importantly, a number of users reported (via...
Square suffers hour-long outage, confirms website and "some payments" were affected

What Normal People Really Think Of Kickstarter

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Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website that's popular amongst entrepreneurs and independent musicians, filmmakers, and artists. Basically, you can pitch a project or product on Kickstarter, and anyone can donate money to your campaign. The website has generated an unprecedented amount of funding for some projects, like the Pebble Watch, and even Hollywood...
What Normal People Really Think Of Kickstarter

Augmented Reality Get Its Own Standardized Logo

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Yesterday during my talk at the Augmented Reality Event in Santa Clara, California, one of the questions I brought up was whether or not QR codes continue to be used because of their association with AR. Should we prolong the use of these large black and white codes in order...
Augmented Reality Get Its Own Standardized Logo

Engadget HD Podcast 344 - 04.09.13

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Sony kicked of NAB 2013 with some closer-to-mainstream-than-expected 4K pricing announcements, so that's where we'll begin. Is it time to consider buying an Ultra HDTV, and is it worth even thinking about at the 65- and 55-inch sizes? We've also got our review of the Roku 3 to discuss,...
Engadget HD Podcast 344 - 04.09.13
Twitter is the common dude’s RSS reader, new discovery tools show

Bing Adds Facebook, Twitter Sharing To Shopping

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There are a number of “social shopping” sites and numerous product or shopping-related blogs. Among the most visible there are Kaboodle, ThisNext/Stylehive and Polyvore. They offer tools and features that allow people to share, compare and vote on products. The mainstream shopping engines such as Shopping.com or PriceGrabber don’t fully...
Bing Adds Facebook, Twitter Sharing To Shopping

Google's Voice Search and the thirst for conversation

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Google is in a pole position to make human-to-computer voice interaction mainstream. Google Glass is its high-profile test case. [Read more]...
Google's Voice Search and the thirst for conversation
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?