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Hasbro's Toy Fair 2013 booth tour: Transformers, Furby rockers, Iron Man and more

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Oh, the wondrous experience that is Toy Fair. And that particular experience, as you may know, includes anything from NERF hoop games and foam fusillades, to boxing robots and itty-bitty, tinkering novelties. To make things even better, though, Hasbro was kind enough to invite us over to its 2013...
Hasbro's Toy Fair 2013 booth tour: Transformers, Furby rockers, Iron Man and more

CES 2013: Crapgadget roundup

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For every big name present at CES, there are literally hundreds of smaller companies littered throughout the show's many halls and venues. We make it our mission to walk every aisle in search of hidden gems. However, that treasure hunt sometimes leads us to the most useless of products,...
CES 2013: Crapgadget roundup

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx review: a decent Windows 8 tablet, but not Lenovo's best

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If Windows 8 tablets with Intel's Clover Trail silicon under the hood were once a curiosity, well, they're certainly not novelties anymore. We've seen lower-powered hybrids from virtually every PC maker, providing a cheaper counterpoint to Core i5 and i7 systems, but still offering useful accessories like keyboard docks....
Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx review: a decent Windows 8 tablet, but not Lenovo's best

Novelties: Which Way to the Ball? I'll Ask My Gown

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Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, were just the beginning. Fashion designers are now adding GPS, Bluetooth and video to clothing with wearable computers....
Novelties: Which Way to the Ball? I'll Ask My Gown
Augmented Reality Startup Daqri Raises $15M More, Troy Carter Joins Advisory Board

Gears Of War: Judgement - review

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Xbox 360; Microsoft; £37-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewGears Of War has a formula and Judgement isn't going to mess with it: one of your ludicrously proportioned musclemen kicks open a door to find a room littered with waist-high barriers; aliens with guns arrive; using the barriers as...
Gears Of War: Judgement - review

CIOs Often Clueless When It Comes To Big Data

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Everyone can relate to having a boss whose expectations do not jibe with the experience of workers in the trenches. That disconnect is happening today between CIOs and IT departments struggling with Big Data. What IT Workers Say A survey of more than 300 IT department employees has found that...
CIOs Often Clueless When It Comes To Big Data
Let's all hate the Facebook phone

Pocket updates its iOS app, improves sharing via Evernote, Twitter and Tweetbot

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One day after udpating its Mac app, read-it-later platform Pocket is now bringing similar changes to iOS, the company announced today on its blog. In addition to a few technical fixes, Pocket has improved its sharing features, and now makes it easier use it in parallel to Evernote, Twitter and Tweetbot. Here...
Pocket updates its iOS app, improves sharing via Evernote, Twitter and Tweetbot

Champagne bubbles - it's all in the glass

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The traditional champagne flute and flat coupe glass are fine for young wines - but for complex older champagnes, only a wide glass that curves back in towards the top and is filled only a little way will present the bubbles correctlyChampagne is liquid decadence, a golden drink for the...
Champagne bubbles - it's all in the glass

I've plunged into Twitter in a rather reckless way

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I'm just following anyone I know vaguely. But what if these people think I'm a creep and don't follow me back again?I have joined Twitter. Because I was advised to. But now what? I don't know whether I'm cut out for this sort of thing. I can't manage LinkedIn, I...
I've plunged into Twitter in a rather reckless way

Zynga's latest partner: Portalarium, the studio behind garage sale game Ultimate Collector

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Portalarium, the creators behind Ultimate Collector, a social garage sale game, has just become the latest of numerous companies to announce a partnership with Zynga.  Zynga in the past was not known for bringing in outside game developers onto its site sans-acquisition, but recent deals with companies like Majesco, RocketPlay suggest this is becoming a...
Zynga's latest partner: Portalarium, the studio behind garage sale game Ultimate Collector

Foursquare for Android now makes it easier to find friends, places nearby

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It's safe to say the Android folk account for a pretty good chunk of Foursquare's hefty user base, so it's only logical for the social firm to often bring more and more new features to the highly-rated app. As such, today Foursquare announced it has added a few additional...
Foursquare for Android now makes it easier to find friends, places nearby

Microsoft seals Perceptive Pixel deal, welcomes PPI team to the Office Division

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In case you haven't noticed, Microsoft's been in a blissful shopping mood lately -- and while we already knew the company had snatched up the creator of that enormous 82-inch touchscreen, today's the day a more formal introduction is taking place. Via its Official Microsoft Blog, the Redmond-based outfit...
Microsoft seals Perceptive Pixel deal, welcomes PPI team to the Office Division
A $259 novelty: Why Berg's Little Printer must fail

Foursquare Supplanting Twitter? Ha!

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Maybe what happens in Austin (and the South by Southwest conference) should stay in Austin. SXSW strikes me a great place to have a good time, do some networking/socializing and take in a few panels. But it also seems like a lot of navel-gazing and backslapping happens. As well, you...
Foursquare Supplanting Twitter? Ha!

Good Times knows when you're concentrating, sets your phone to 'do not disturb'

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There's a reason we cover technology instead of create it. When we see a pair of Necomimi ears we see a opportunity to embarrass a poor intern. (Thanks for being a good sport Daniel!) Ruggero Scorcioni, on the other hand, sees a way to automatically control AT&T's Call Management...
Good Times knows when you're concentrating, sets your phone to 'do not disturb'

Insert Coin: Impossible Instant Lab makes iPhone photos tangible

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Going back to a physical medium isn't just for vinyl lovers....
Insert Coin: Impossible Instant Lab makes iPhone photos tangible

Dundee student designs Passive Play toy cube to stimulate parents interaction with autistic children

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A University of Dundee scholar has been working on a wonderful tool that aims to evoke the emotional connection between autistic children and their parents. While we've seen novelties like the My Keepon in the past, any addition to the cause is always a pleasant one, and the Passive...
Dundee student designs Passive Play toy cube to stimulate parents interaction with autistic children

Novelties: For Hard of Hearing, Clarity Out of the Din

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Digital hearing aids can do wonders for faded hearing, but other devices can help, too, as audio technology adds new options to help people converse at a noisy restaurant, or talk quietly with a pharmacist at a crowded drugstore counter, writes Anne Eisenberg in Sunday's New York Times....
Novelties: For Hard of Hearing, Clarity Out of the Din

QNX unveils Jeep Wrangler reference vehicle for off-road Facebookers

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QNX Software has just peeled the price-sticker off a new Jeep Wrangler reference vehicle that showcases its latest "CAR 2" application platform. The hope is to show how well the system can let car manufacturers build in-vehicle entertainment and infotainment with a custom look, and lets developers create apps...
QNX unveils Jeep Wrangler reference vehicle for off-road Facebookers

Novelties: Avalanches of Words, Sifted and Sorted

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Scientists are aiming to keep up with the vast electronic archive of books, journals and scholarly literature stored on the Web by devising computer-based tools to winnow and quantify it, reports Anne Eisenberg in Sunday's New York Times....
Novelties: Avalanches of Words, Sifted and Sorted
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