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inPulse and WIMM One: the tale of two smartwatches (video)

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We're no strangers to watches here at Engadget, but smartwatches -- tiny wearable computers capable of running apps with SDKs to match -- are still a rare breed. The best known examples are probably Fossil's Meta Watch, Allerta's inPulse Smartwatch and WIMM Labs' WIMM One, all of which are...
inPulse and WIMM One: the tale of two smartwatches (video)

Announcing Engadget Expand, a live event and expo for gadget fans!

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Maybe you've been to one of our reader meetups, or heard about the good gadgety times that roll when Engadget comes to town. Get ready for that effect on steroids. The entire Engadget staff is insanely excited to announce a new two-day experience that kicks our meetup vibe up...
Announcing Engadget Expand, a live event and expo for gadget fans!

Kickstarter failures revealed! What can you learn from them? (infographic)

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I recently came across Dan Misener’s article ”Kickstarter hides failure,” where he talked about how crowdfunding site Kickstarter makes it difficult for you to see/find failed projects. They intentionally prevent failed campaigns from being indexed by the search engines (through “noindex” robot meta tags). Dan’s article got quite a bit of...
Kickstarter failures revealed! What can you learn from them? (infographic)

Live Blogging The Live Blogs Of WWDC

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Apple’s big WWDC developer event is about to kick off at 10am PT. Like most of the rest of the world, I’m watching from afar through live blogs. I figured what the heck, I might as well live blog the best parts out of them. So stay tuned for some...
Live Blogging The Live Blogs Of WWDC

Link A Video to That Photo: Stipple Opens Its Image Tagging Service to the Public

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Social image site Stipple is relaunching Thursday with new tools and indexing features designed to fix the perpetual problem of image attribution and introduce brand-new sales channels through the use of images alone - for all Web users. Stipple uses what's known as in-image tagging to let certain Stipple participants...
Link A Video to That Photo: Stipple Opens Its Image Tagging Service to the Public

Dump Facebook, Keep Your Friends: A Step-By-Step Guide

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You don't have to say goodbye to your friends in order to keep the good parts of Facebook and avoid the constant distraction. Here's a step-by-step guide to leaving Facebook without deleting your online social life.Except for the holdouts, the fundamentally opposed, and those without Internet access, almost everybody can...
Dump Facebook, Keep Your Friends: A Step-By-Step Guide
Watch This: explore the art of logo design with PBS 'Off Book'
Meta Watch announces first Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch for iOS, ships to devs this month

Rockstar condemns Max Payne 3 cheaters to play only against each other

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Most online game developers deal with the persistent problem of in-game cheating by simply issuing blanket bans, hoping to eliminate the problem players from their universe entirely. Rockstar is taking a slightly different tack for online play in Max Payne 3, however, letting them continue to play in a quarantined,...
Rockstar condemns Max Payne 3 cheaters to play only against each other
Instagram’s Systrom: Video Is Hard But Cinemagram Is Interesting; Also, Focus On Big Problems

Lensbaby Spark delivers selective focus for 80 bucks, we go hands-on (sample images)

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What do you see when you look through a Lensbaby? Well, take a gander for yourself -- that image just above was shot with the company's new Spark. The $80 selective-focus optic is available for Canon and Nikon mounts, and brings f/5.6 shooting with a 50mm focal length, and,...
Lensbaby Spark delivers selective focus for 80 bucks, we go hands-on (sample images)

Star Trek fans rescue Enterprise-D bridge, plan to restore it to former glory

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A trio of Star Trek: The Next Generation fans have rescued the junked remains of the Enterprise-D bridge from Paramount Pictures, with an eye to restoring it to its former glory. The fibre glass set was built for Star Trek: The Experience, after the original (wooden) set was unsurprisingly...
Star Trek fans rescue Enterprise-D bridge, plan to restore it to former glory

Of myths and 41-megapixel sensors: Nokia looks back on the 808 PureView (video)

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It's a tale as old as the introduction of the 808 PureView, itself. Something about a bar and Tokyo and scribbling ingenious ideas on a napkin -- you know, the same 'ol humble origin story that seems to surround every impactful creation. Spoon-fed mythology aside, Nokia's decided to shift...
Of myths and 41-megapixel sensors: Nokia looks back on the 808 PureView (video)

Metainstability

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I had breakfast yesterday with a friend who had recently relocated to NYC from SF. He told me he was taken with the hyperactivity of NY'ers. I asked him where he thought it comes from. He had a great answer and I am going to share it with all of...
Metainstability

A piece of history: Is this the very first book bought by an Amazon customer?

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In the goldmine that is Quora, a fascinating nugget of Internet history has turned up. One of the beta testers for Amazon.com has produced the packing slip (via Pocket Lint) that is believed to be from the website’s first public order – a copy of Douglas Hofstadter’s Fluid Concepts and...
A piece of history: Is this the very first book bought by an Amazon customer?

Kickstarter hides failure

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(TL;DR: Kickstarter does not want you to see failed projects. Failed Kickstarter campaign pages include robot meta tags to keep search engines from indexing them. Plus, Kickstarter’s front page and “Discover” interface never show failed projects. Ever.) Update @ 17:30 CET: In response to some great feedback over at Hacker News, I’ve...
Kickstarter hides failure

NY Times Notices That The Pirate Party May Be Changing Politics

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We've talked about the growing success of The Pirate Parties in Europe, with particularly strong growth in Germany. While some continue to dismiss the phenomenon as unimportant, it appears that more and more people are realizing why it is important. I don't think more than maybe a handful of people...
NY Times Notices That The Pirate Party May Be Changing Politics

Twitter's dilemma: We own our tweets, but it still wants to control them

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As we and others have reported, Twitter was recently forced by a court decision to give up information about a user who was involved in the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, including the user’s tweets. The company tried to argue that the protester in question owned the content...
Twitter's dilemma: We own our tweets, but it still wants to control them

Meta Watch announces new dev kit with added iOS support, Bluetooth 4.0

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Can't wait for the Pebble E-Paper Watch to ship this fall? The Meta Watch developer system that we first saw last year just got a major upgrade, and could serve as an acceptable stand-in for now, with the arrival of both iOS support and Bluetooth 4.0 to the $199...
Meta Watch announces new dev kit with added iOS support, Bluetooth 4.0

North Korea Is Allegedly Building Its Own Tablet, The Samjiyeon

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We’ve heard previous reports that North Korea was building their own PCs, but a more recent report out of the South Korean Dong-a Ilbo newspaper suggests that a tablet may also be in the works. It’s unclear whether or not the tablet was made in North Korea or in China,...
North Korea Is Allegedly Building Its Own Tablet, The Samjiyeon

Microsoft taps Valentine’s Day as tool to promote, wait for it, Office Web Apps

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Covering how Microsoft covers itself is always a fun game. The company’s ad campaigns tend to have extreme qualities. By this I mean that they are either fantastically good, or perfectly laughable. Today we have the second variety. We’ll start with the following tweet: Don’t be the guy who screwed...
Microsoft taps Valentine’s Day as tool to promote, wait for it, Office Web Apps
Juicebox brings slick HTML5 image galleries to iOS
90 Seconds on The Verge: Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

My Review Of The New iPad Reviews. How Meta!

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The new iPad reviews are out and here is my summary of those reviews:  LTE is fast, the retina display is stunning and immersive, the new processor is speedy, the camera takes great pictures now, and the more (1 GB) memory makes the iPad awesome. In short, it is...
My Review Of The New iPad Reviews. How Meta!

With Azure Active Directory, Microsoft wants to be the meta ID hub

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A soon-to-be-delivered preview of a Windows Azure Active Directory update will include integration with Google and Facebook identity providers....
With Azure Active Directory, Microsoft wants to be the meta ID hub

"And This Is How You Send a Direct Message. Whatever You Do, Don't Do That"

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Barack Obama has staked out a reputation for being cyber-savvy. Which explains why he’s the one teaching Joe Biden how to use Twitter today, as detailed in this photograph (which Obama’s team posted on Facebook – so meta). No explanation of the awkward iPhone sidegrip, though. But I think Obama...
"And This Is How You Send a Direct Message. Whatever You Do, Don't Do That"
Product teams and company towns: how Facebook and Instagram cash in on the labor of the people

Growing Up Geek: Ben Gilbert

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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Ben Gilbert! He likes ninja turtles, obviously. To me, being a "geek" about...
Growing Up Geek: Ben Gilbert

DailyDirt: Doing Whatever A Spider Can...

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For years, researchers have been looking at spider silk's properties to try to re-create it into supermaterials tougher than Kevlar or steel. We're still learning a lot about how spider silk is made and what its structures are, so it'll probably be a few more decades before everyone is wearing...
DailyDirt: Doing Whatever A Spider Can...
Facebook's Latest Awkward Ad Says 'Cakes Are Like Facebook'
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