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Always on, location aware: Google's Field Trip app is a pocket tour guide for Android

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While Google’s long had a penchant for travel, the company’s purchase of Zagat might get its first showings today as Google releases an app called Field Trip. From the New York Times report, the app will be constantly running in the background, triangulating position via cell phone towers, to provide...
Always on, location aware: Google's Field Trip app is a pocket tour guide for Android

Asus says it's interested in making a Windows Phone, maybe even a Windows-based Padfone

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An Asus exec has revealed to the Wall Street Journal that his company is "in talks" with Microsoft to license Windows Phone 8. Talk is cheap, of course, but at this point WP8 is much in need of friends and it's interesting to contemplate what Asus might do with...
Asus says it's interested in making a Windows Phone, maybe even a Windows-based Padfone

What Quilting's Legal Battles Can Teach Us About Copyright

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Last year Techdirt wrote about Leah Day, who was trying to introduce a free model to quilting -- apparently a bold thing to do. Sadly, it seems that the ownership mentality is nonetheless spreading in her field, as she reports in this really excellent new blog post entitled "Copyright Terrorism":...
What Quilting's Legal Battles Can Teach Us About Copyright

Levitagram for iPhone lets you create the impression of levitation in your photos

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It’s a bit of a bizare art-form, but levitation photography has become a minor phenomenon in recent times. Remember Tokyo teenager Natsumi Hayashi, who has a penchant for snapping herself jumping until she captures something that looks like she’s floating? No? Well, that’s exactly what she does. Now, if you...
Levitagram for iPhone lets you create the impression of levitation in your photos
Flickr needs more than a facelift to return to former glory

What web is saying: the Facebook IPO

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Feeling overwhelmed with all the Facebook chatter. Is all this talk of the IPO making you yearn for the weekend already. Well, we are going to make life a little easier for you – find you best stuff for you to read. Keep checking often – and remember: the newest...
What web is saying: the Facebook IPO

Microsoft confirms Office 2013 licenses can't be transferred to other computers

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It's no secret that copies of Office 2013 bind themselves to a single computer, but Microsoft has now confirmed to Computerworld that the software's license can't be reassigned to another PC, as is possible with Office 2010. When asked whether a license could be transferred to another machine if...
Microsoft confirms Office 2013 licenses can't be transferred to other computers

DirecTV GenieGO DVR streaming app arrives on Android

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DirecTV subscribers with a penchant for travel have long had access to the Nomad (now GenieGO), a box that packages their DVR recordings for viewing on PCs and iOS devices. They haven't had an Android app, however, until now. Like its iOS peer, the new GenieGO client (which is...
DirecTV GenieGO DVR streaming app arrives on Android

The Media Whisperer: Code and Theory's Brandon Ralph is the Digital Designer Du Jour

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“God, have you ever walked into a meeting and thought, This is not going to go well?” Code and Theory founder and creative director Brandon Ralph moaned. “That’s what it was like when we went to pitch to The Daily Beast.” Sitting with him in his 5th floor SoHo offices,...
The Media Whisperer: Code and Theory's Brandon Ralph is the Digital Designer Du Jour

Why Starting A Non-Profit To Create Social Change Is A Bad Idea

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Combine their penchant for creating social change with their innate entrepreneurial inclinations, and it you might expect a wave of Gen Y-owned non-profits to launch in the next few years. That might still happen, but the latest research suggests that non-profits may not actually be the best way to drive...
Why Starting A Non-Profit To Create Social Change Is A Bad Idea

How a Dream PetHouse turned into an expensive nightmare | Harry Day

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An iPad app aimed at children allows vast amounts of money to be traded for virtual fruit and seeds – as we found to our costMy seven-year-old sister Lily is scarily competent with technology; she can change my phone's screensaver, send a text message and download apps. The flipside to...
How a Dream PetHouse turned into an expensive nightmare | Harry Day

General Mark Zuckerberg, Reporting for Duty

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Can Mark Zuckerberg's leadership skills be partially attributed to his penchant for playing online games that involve conquering virtual worlds....
General Mark Zuckerberg, Reporting for Duty

HTC confirms the Windows Phone 8S will not be coming to the US

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The HTC Windows Phone 8S was announced as a lower-end alternative to its bigger brother, the flagship Windows Phone 8X, but the company has remained relatively quiet about it since. While we're still awaiting official details on pricing and availability across the globe, HTC has filled us in on...
HTC confirms the Windows Phone 8S will not be coming to the US
Prezi adds a third dimension to its zooming presentations

Windows 8: Does its 1-month report card read pass or fail?

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My, how time flies when you're swiping through live tiles. Microsoft's new-look Windows 8 launched exactly one month and one day ago, bringing the modern UI and mobile-style apps to the desktop masses on October 26th. So how has the system actually fared during its honeymoon period? Read on...
Windows 8: Does its 1-month report card read pass or fail?

Chinese Companies Are Now Squatting On Every Available Trademark

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SHANGHAI (AP) — iPotato, isock, icouch, istove, i-you-name-it. An Internet search for "i'' words from A to Z will turn up just about any combination you might think up, from all over the world, only a handful of them related to Apple Inc. Given its penchant for "iproducts," Apple's...
Chinese Companies Are Now Squatting On Every Available Trademark
Google Ventures steals two marketing masterminds to blow its portfolio up
Relive the glory of arcade years through the medium of A3 poster
Max Capacity's glitch-fueled pop art: beyond the average GIF

Senate Passes Netflix-Backed Revision Of Privacy Law, Paving Way For Facebook Sharing

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The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that will make it easier for Netflix users to share what movies they have watched with their Facebook friends. The new legislation has already been passed by the House of Representatives, so it just needs the president’s signature before you start seeing updates about your friends’...
Senate Passes Netflix-Backed Revision Of Privacy Law, Paving Way For Facebook Sharing

Online Now: Quora's new real-time answer service that matches users with experts for its 250k topics

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Quora is ramping up its efforts to help answer people’s questions. On the heels of its “Top Writers” news, the service has launched a faster way for users to get answers to their questions from an expert in real-time. Called Online Now, this new feature will enable users to contact...
Online Now: Quora's new real-time answer service that matches users with experts for its 250k topics

Sprint's white EVO 4G LTE reportedly set for July 15th release, BOGO on Epic 4G Touch in tow

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Are you a Sprint customer with a penchant for LTE technology and white handsets? If so, listen up. Intel leaked to blog TechnoBuffalo seems to indicate that the Now Network's very first LTE-toting albino handset will be hitting store shelves on July 15th; obviously, we're talking about HTC's latest...
Sprint's white EVO 4G LTE reportedly set for July 15th release, BOGO on Epic 4G Touch in tow

Game on: Blades of Time

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The gameplay is innovative and challenging in places, so it's a shame you can't help hating the hero from the startWe have to like the hero. That's rule one in the adventure game handbook. If we don't like the hero, we just won't care whether he escapes with the treasure...
Game on: Blades of Time

15 of the best photo, video and camera apps of 2012

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If you have a penchant for snapping, shooting and sharing the world around you through your smartphone, 2012 saw a slew of handy apps to help you in your endeavors. Indeed, The Next Web covered thousands of apps throughout this year, from nifty new browser extensions, to the latest game-changing...
15 of the best photo, video and camera apps of 2012

Listen to a real live mouse organ

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Experimental artists may have constructed the cutest musical instrument ever: an "organ" played by mice with a penchant for Brahms, Schubert, and Mozart. [Read more]...
Listen to a real live mouse organ
PETMAN robot struts and squats in hazmat attire

SkyFonts launches to let designers sample fonts and rent them by the day

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There are thousands of fonts available for designers and developers to use free-of-charge, but for those with a penchant for perfection, the choice of typeface is imperative to any final design. And often this means having to fork out funds for new fonts. To help creatives decide on the best...
SkyFonts launches to let designers sample fonts and rent them by the day

Pumping iron: WeightTraining.com's iOS app lets you log sessions, track stats and design workout plans

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We’re only one week into the new year, and already we’ve seen Gympact launch for Android, to let users earn real money by sticking to their fitness goals, while Fitsby launched to let you challenge friends to a game of gym check-ins, and win money for working out. Indeed, the...
Pumping iron: WeightTraining.com's iOS app lets you log sessions, track stats and design workout plans

Nocs NS400 in-ear headphones offer good sound, Apple-inspired design

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When I reviewed Nocs's $70 NS200 Aluminum ( Macworld rated 3.5 out of 5 mice ), I found that the Swedish company's penchant for minimalism had resulted in a clean, but somewhat generic, design and that the sound quality, while unobjectionable, wasn't particularly compelling, either. Nocs recently sent Macworld the...
Nocs NS400 in-ear headphones offer good sound, Apple-inspired design
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