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Chrome browser gets tuned for gaming

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Google on Tuesday released a Chrome upgrade that improves how the browser renders 3D applications, including mouse-controlled games. The improvement comes via the inclusion of the Pointer Lock JavaScript API, commonly referred to as Mouse Lock, Google said in a blog post. "Now, 3D applications such as first-person games...
Chrome browser gets tuned for gaming

Linsanity... At The Trademark Office

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Perhaps you've been following the "Linsanity" story over the last week or so. Even if you're not a sports fan, it's a pretty incredible story. The short summary for the six or seven of you who are sharing a rock to live under is that Jeremy Lin, who excelled at...
Linsanity... At The Trademark Office

Troubleshooting Mail Crashes to HTML5 Video Failures

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An Apple Support Communities thread describes a problem where, after playing video in fullscreen mode in OS X 10.7 Lion, the screen pointer/cursor disappears....
Troubleshooting Mail Crashes to HTML5 Video Failures

This Is The Main Reason Why Square And Twitter Are Taking Over The World

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Square CEO Jack Dorsey has built two of the most important technology companies in the world with one principle in mind: making apps that disappear into the background. Both Square and Twitter were designed with the idea that they serve as something that you don't actually have to think about,...
This Is The Main Reason Why Square And Twitter Are Taking Over The World

Mozilla releases Firefox 14 with encrypted Google searches

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Mozilla has made Firefox version 14 available for download. The update introduces auto-completion of URLs typed into the Awesome Bar, along with encrypted Google searches enabled by default, to shield personal details from parties collecting data through the network infrastructure. The Pointer Lock API has also been added, allowing developers...
Mozilla releases Firefox 14 with encrypted Google searches

Broken abstractions in Go

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One of my favorite pieces of Go is the implementation of the go and defer statements, because it seems to cheat. It reuses the function call code in such a way that adding go is just a couple lines in the compiler back end, far shorter than it would...
Broken abstractions in Go

Samsung patents using a phone as a pointer while wearing a head-mounted display

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We're not sure how many head-mounted displays you've had your follicles on, but generally the answer around the Engadget compound is, "quite a few." If you've ever played with such a wearable gadget though, you'd know that head-tracking, while intuitive, isn't always the most accurate way to control a...
Samsung patents using a phone as a pointer while wearing a head-mounted display

Microsoft's Bing Search Engine Adds Facebook and Twitter Integration

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Following Google's unsuccessful rollout of its Google+-integrated social search at the beginning of the year, Bing has announced its own version of the same idea, which, interestingly, does not involve Google+. The one thing people really didn't like about Google's Search Plus Your World, Bing has made sure not to...
Microsoft's Bing Search Engine Adds Facebook and Twitter Integration

Firefox beta gets WebRTC on by default, OdinMonkey JavaScript optimizations, Web Notifications API, and more

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Following the release of Firefox 21 juts two days ago, Mozilla on Thursday announced updates to its Firefox Beta channel, which is now on version 22, on desktop as well as Android. The former now has gained a lot of big features, including WebRTC enabled by default, while the latter...
Firefox beta gets WebRTC on by default, OdinMonkey JavaScript optimizations, Web Notifications API, and more

Touchpad Free adds Windows 8 gestures to its WP7 app

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There's no shortage of apps that let you use your mobile phone as a touchpad for your computer, but Touchpad Free is the first we've heard of that adds explicit support for Windows 8 gestures. The remote pointer app should allow your Mango-powered device to play nice with that...
Touchpad Free adds Windows 8 gestures to its WP7 app

Latest version of Google Chrome surpasses 85% adoption one week after launch

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A new study by Chitka Insights shows that the latest build of the Google Chrome browser has an 85% adoption rate just one week after its debut. The 22nd version of the highly-popular browser is the latest iteration from Google and includes new features like Pointer Lock Javascript API in...
Latest version of Google Chrome surpasses 85% adoption one week after launch

Hillcrest Labs open sources Kylo web browser for TVs, hopes the people want one

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We didn't hear much from Hillcrest Labs' Kylo web browser for TVs after it launched in 2010, but now the company is apparently turning its fate over to the community. A Mozilla-based browser, Kylo will work with any mouse but is designed specifically for its Freespace pointer controls. It's...
Hillcrest Labs open sources Kylo web browser for TVs, hopes the people want one
Microsoft offers patches to WebKit to aid touch compatibility

Amazon patents 'gravity-based' links for web and devices

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Amazon has been granted a patent on a “gravity-based link assist” system — a method of pulling a user’s on-screen pointer toward a link or clickable object when it travels within a “gravitational field” on the page. The idea is to make pages easier to navigate, but as Wired News points...
Amazon patents 'gravity-based' links for web and devices

Archos reveals Android-powered TV Connect, puts Play store on your big screen

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There are plenty of ways to get Android on your TV -- from smartphone docks, to dongles and even the officially sanctioned Google TV. But most of them are missing something, be it a simple way to control them or access to the full Play store. Archos is aiming...
Archos reveals Android-powered TV Connect, puts Play store on your big screen

Ebooks: the giant disruption

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At some point the ebook will become the publishing market's primary engine. Authors will go digital-first and the most successful will land a traditional book deal with legacy publishersIn the past 12 months, I've never bought fewer printed books – and I've never read so many books. I have switched...
Ebooks: the giant disruption

Firefox 14 Launches, Now Encrypts Your Google Searches By Default

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Mozilla today launched Firefox 14, the latest version of its popular browser. As usual, this new version doesn’t introduce any major new interface redesigns or other radical changes, but it does come with a number of welcome new features that should make the browsing experience a bit more pleasant and...
Firefox 14 Launches, Now Encrypts Your Google Searches By Default

The single best travel accessory you can buy

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Like a lot of folks these days, I routinely play "office" in my local coffee shop. On any given day, I'm surrounded by 10-20 other teleworkers similarly tethered to their laptops. But you know what's interesting? Not many of them bother with a mouse. Obviously you don't need a...
The single best travel accessory you can buy

FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

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A milestone reached as the world of old media continues its push in a digital direction: the storied, pink-sheeted daily newspaper the Financial Times, read by 2.1 million readers daily, today said digital subscribers now outnumber those in print, and that digital revenues now account for half of all sales...
FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

You can download Firefox 17 for Windows, Mac, and Linux right now (official launch tomorrow)

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Firefox 17 isn’t due to launch until Tuesday, the latest version is already available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can grab it now from Mozilla’s FTP servers here: ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/17.0. If you prefer to wait for the official launch, keep your browser pointed to Firefox.com. You may also want to...
You can download Firefox 17 for Windows, Mac, and Linux right now (official launch tomorrow)

The W3C has accepted and published Microsoft's 'Pointer Events' submission

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Today Microsoft announced that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has “accepted and published” its ‘Pointer Events’ specification. No, this isn’t the sexiest of news, but even if it won’t get your blood pumping it certainly may make your life a lot easier in the coming years. Here’s what it does:...
The W3C has accepted and published Microsoft's 'Pointer Events' submission

Apple shows interest in iOS stylus with optical sensor, haptic feedback

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Apple has explored building different kids of styluses compatible with the iPhone and iPad, including an optical stylus, and a handheld pointer with haptic feedback....
Apple shows interest in iOS stylus with optical sensor, haptic feedback

Sony applies for a headset-based navigation pointer, knows you're not looking

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If you're finding that the digital compass on your phone keeps leading you down the wrong path, then this patent application from Sony might get you back on track. The claims entail a wireless communication device (aka phone) configured to communicate with a headset. The novelty being, that using...
Sony applies for a headset-based navigation pointer, knows you're not looking

This mailing list lets you know if you suck at coding

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Are you awful at coding? Or do you have the chops to make certain Harvard drop-outs wish they never learned PHP in the first place? Regardless of your specialty and preferences in programming world, be it PHP, Ruby, C, C++, Python or anything else, one mailing list has been created...
This mailing list lets you know if you suck at coding

Microsoft's prototype stylus can work on any screen

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Before capacitive touchscreens and multitouch support became popular, touch interaction was performed using the stylus -– which is essentially a pen with no ink. Everything from mobile PDAs to CAD workstations used styluses to allow for more tactile computer input. However, relatively recently the Apple iPhone helped to catalyze cheaper...
Microsoft's prototype stylus can work on any screen

TheGleeBox.com - Browse The Web Using Your Keyboard

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The title of the review says it all, really. The one question you might be asking is just what is the point of using your keyboard when moving a pointer across the screen is infinitely easier. Well, let me remind you that there are many people who used computers during...
TheGleeBox.com - Browse The Web Using Your Keyboard
Lenovo announces ThinkPad X1 Carbon, calls it the world's lightest 14-inch ultrabook
'StarCraft II' fan builds arcade-style custom controller with 29 buttons

Desktop Computers Look More and More Like Smartphones

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The desktop interface, called "windows, icons, menus, pointer," or WIMP, never seemed to work for most people. What has worked in intuitive computing is iOS, which continues to make its way onto the desktop....
Desktop Computers Look More and More Like Smartphones

Windows 8 Is For Touch Screens. Period. (MSFT)

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Now that Microsoft's entire product vision for Windows 8 is coming together, it's finally starting to make sense. Windows 8 plus Office 2013 on a touch screen tablet could be a great product for a certain class of user -- busy information workers who spend a lot of time in...
Windows 8 Is For Touch Screens. Period. (MSFT)
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