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Insert Coin: Tabber lights up your fretboard, shows you the way to rock

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The idea of a lighted fretboard isn't a new one by any stretch (how do you think the Fretlight got its compound name?), but there's something to be said for not having to buy a brand new guitar for that functionality. The folks behind Tabber are working to make...
Insert Coin: Tabber lights up your fretboard, shows you the way to rock

Apple Is Testing New iPhones With 3.9-Inch Screens [REPORT] (AAPL)

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Apple is testing at least two new iPhone prototypes at its headquarters, both of which have a larger 3.95-inch screen, according to a report from 9To5Mac.com. The Apple-focused tech blog reports hearing from sources at Apple that the screen width of the two prototypes is 1.95 inches, the same as...
Apple Is Testing New iPhones With 3.9-Inch Screens [REPORT] (AAPL)

Start using Passbook on iOS 6 with a few simple steps

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During Apple’s WWDC keynote that took place earlier this month, VP of iOS Software Scott Forstall unveiled a new app called Passbook that allows customers to keep track a number of various types of stubs, including boarding passes, loyalty cards, movie tickets, and coupons. The app has been included...
Start using Passbook on iOS 6 with a few simple steps

The social agent, part 5: Narrated Video

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Two weeks ago, I published the first four parts (1, 2, 3, and 4) of The Social Agent, my addition to the Mozilla Concept Series focused on online identity. I provided both interaction mockups and written essays illustrating the thinking behind the designs. While this work invited some feedback, I...
The social agent, part 5: Narrated Video
Apple Rumor Patrol: The Next iPhone Is Nearly Here--Will It Be NFC-Ready?
Possible new MacBook Pro specs label surfaces: 2560 x 1600 display, USB 3.0 ports, thin as Air
Microsoft defends the look of the Xbox One

Turn your ideas into products with two £1,000 scholarships for Front-End Web Development from GA London

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You’re standing in the shower or maybe sitting at your desk when it happens — that million dollar idea. But then your dreams are quickly dashed when you realize that you don’t yet have the technical chops to pull it off. We’ve all been there, and there’s hardly a feeling...
Turn your ideas into products with two £1,000 scholarships for Front-End Web Development from GA London

Apple Designer on Why Curved Glass and Extruded Aluminum iPhone Designs Were Rejected

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With court documents in the ongoing legal dispute between Apple and Samsung having yielded a remarkable number of design concepts and prototypes from the development of the iPhone and iPad, Network World has taken a look at testimony that explains why Apple rejected some of the ideas. The testimony comes...
Apple Designer on Why Curved Glass and Extruded Aluminum iPhone Designs Were Rejected
iPad prototype from early 2000s revealed in Jony Ive deposition

Fleksy keyboard app targets visually-impaired and sighted users alike

www.guardian.co.uk
Syntellia's freemium app is starting on iPhone but with Android ambitionsAlternative keyboard apps like SwiftKey and Swype have been popular on Android, where they're able to replace the default touchscreen keyboard across the OS. Less so on iOS, where they can't do that.That hasn't stopped Syntellia and its Fleksy app....
Fleksy keyboard app targets visually-impaired and sighted users alike
Bill Gates awards prizes for eco-friendly toilet prototypes

More olde iPhone prototypes and drawings turn up in court papers [Gallery]

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Last week we galleried up a bunch of iPhone prototypes Apple was forced to divulge in its legal fight with Samsung.  Over the weekend, AllThingsD scoured court documents and found some additional stuff that folks with an eye to Apple nostalgia and prototyping might enjoy. Behold:   40.714513 -74.005122...
More olde iPhone prototypes and drawings turn up in court papers [Gallery]
VAIO Duo 11: Sony readying a slim Windows 8 hybrid to take on Surface
Postcard from Denmark: The throwaway culture is over

Canada wants more wheels in space with new rovers

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The Canadian Space Agency's latest prototypes include smaller, more versatile machines that can help the larger rovers on Mars or the moon. [Read more]...
Canada wants more wheels in space with new rovers

Apple in talks with cable networks to use Apple TV device as set-top-box

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is in talks with cable television networks to use an Apple TV device as a set-top-box. Instead of Apple building their own TV show database to compete with the cable networks – as Apple has discussed with show creators in the past –...
Apple in talks with cable networks to use Apple TV device as set-top-box

Google X Lab will reveal another 'moonshot' next month - but it's not working on a space elevator

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In a talk at SXSW today, the head of Google’s X Lab ‘moonshot’ division, Astro Teller, revealed a previously undisclosed project the clandestine group had worked on. He also hinted at a new project to be announced in a few weeks. Don’t go expecting a Space Elevator though, that’s a...
Google X Lab will reveal another 'moonshot' next month - but it's not working on a space elevator

How 3D Printing Will Transform Medicine And Manufacturing [INTERVIEW]

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[Sponsor Post] As of right now, 3D printing remains a bit of a novelty. Sure, you can design your own shoes, pretend you're on "Star Trek," or dream up a three-wheel hybrid car, but 3D printing's practical implications for business have yet to capture the public imagination.When will 3D...
How 3D Printing Will Transform Medicine And Manufacturing [INTERVIEW]

Apple Testing Taller iPhone Prototype with 3.95-Inch 1136x640 Display?

www.macrumors.com
9to5Mac reports that Apple is currently testing two prototypes of the next-generation iPhone that offer a taller screen while maintaining the existing 640-pixel width. According to the report, the two prototypes carry a display with a height of 1136 pixels, up from the current 960-pixel height and leading to an...
Apple Testing Taller iPhone Prototype with 3.95-Inch 1136x640 Display?

The Pay Phones Of The Future

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Forget making a phone call--these prototypes would allow users to get directions, measure the air quality and more. The future pay phone of New York City may be much more than just a place to shove in a quarter to make a call. Earlier this week, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled...
The Pay Phones Of The Future

NASA, GM working on a 'Robo-Glove' to assist astronauts and autoworkers alike

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We've seen power assist technology designed to help people walk, bike or just tote luggage around, and now we've for the Human Grasp Assist aka Robo-Glove. Under development from GM and NASA, the project takes inspiration from technology designed to give Robonaut 2 a hand capable of using tools...
NASA, GM working on a 'Robo-Glove' to assist astronauts and autoworkers alike

Insert Coin: 2012's top 10 crowd-funded projects

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This trip around the sun has been a monumental one for crowdfunding, marked by big projects and astronomical numbers. Take Kickstarter wunderkind OUYA, for example, which raised more than $8.5 million in funding from 63,416 backers. Kickstarter itself has even grown and matured, expanding to the UK and putting...
Insert Coin: 2012's top 10 crowd-funded projects

Valve will hand out Steam Box prototypes 'in the next three to four months'

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Valve's Gabe Newell said his company wasn't canceling any projects after a recent spate of layoffs, and it certainly sounds like the company's Steam Box initiative is still on track. The co-founder told the BBC that his company plans to hand out prototype units of the TV-friendly gaming PC...
Valve will hand out Steam Box prototypes 'in the next three to four months'

Apple's original iPad with two dock connectors found on eBay

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Ever since the launch of the first iPad, rumors floated that early designs displayed dual dock connectors. Now a new eBay listing seems to confirm these prototypes. [Read more]...
Apple's original iPad with two dock connectors found on eBay

A Google Glass rival emerges from an upstart in Japan

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Japanese entrepreneur Takahito Iguchi wants people to see the world through other people’s eyes. But as a less ambitious jumping off point, he’ll kick it off with a world that looks like a Japanese manga cartoon. His device, called the Telepathy One, is the closest thing I’ve seen under development...
A Google Glass rival emerges from an upstart in Japan

Sharp shows off IGZO LCD and OLEDs including a 13.5-inch QFHD screen

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Sharp announced earlier this year that it was starting to crank out LCD panels based on new indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) technology and now it's ready to show some off at the Society for Information Display show in Boston. Currently sized for phones and tablets, the first prototypes...
Sharp shows off IGZO LCD and OLEDs including a 13.5-inch QFHD screen

Nevada lets Google's driverless car hit the open road, requires it to bring a driver

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Driving through Las Vegas can be distracting -- bright lights, sun-powered death rays and international Consumer Electronics Shows have a tendency to catch a geek's eye -- good thing, then, that Nevada's deemed Google fit to test its autonomous automobile on public streets. The state's Department of Transportation was...
Nevada lets Google's driverless car hit the open road, requires it to bring a driver
Rumor mill gets rolling on next Nexus handset

Ditch Your Hackathon, Have A Napkin Pitch Contest Like Today’s Uncubed Philidelphia Talent Fair

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Smelly, underslept entrepreneurs. Every tech event these days seems to have an all-night hackathon, so that’s what you get. But startups, incubators, blogs — consider what’s going down at today’s Uncubed Tech Talent Fair in Philidelphia. Rather than a 24 hour hackathon, they’re having a “napkin pitch contest”. Entrants get...
Ditch Your Hackathon, Have A Napkin Pitch Contest Like Today’s Uncubed Philidelphia Talent Fair
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