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View later service Pocket gets a crisp and capable Mac app at last

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Today, view later service Pocket gets a beautiful Mac app to compliment its apps for Android, iOS and the web. It offers a capable translation of the Pocket paradigm from its other incarnations to the Mac design language without giving up its own unique flavor. I’ve been enjoying it quite...
View later service Pocket gets a crisp and capable Mac app at last

How to get the Google Maps web app to run fullscreen with the old icon on iOS 6

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I’ve been lucky enough to have generally decent experiences with Apple’s new Maps app. I’ve had my share of quirks, but the data is definitely ‘right enough’ in my areas for me to use it as my primary mapping tool. But, every once in a while, I still find myself...
How to get the Google Maps web app to run fullscreen with the old icon on iOS 6

DailyDirt: Talking Funny

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Some people don't think they have an accent when they talk, but even Mid-westerners have a few discernible pronunciations that can give them away. But beyond accents, there are also speaking quirks like slang and syntax and other weird sounds that people use when they communicate. Here are just a...
DailyDirt: Talking Funny

LuckyLabs takes on $3.5M more to grow its stable of mobile games

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Yesterday, LuckyLabs filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised a $3.5 million round of funding. If you want to check the raw filing, head here. TNW reached out to the company, which subsequently confirmed the round, and provided insight into why the company took on the...
LuckyLabs takes on $3.5M more to grow its stable of mobile games

It's Geek Pride Day! Put on your smartglasses and laugh at your own jokes

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Today is Geek Pride Day, that special time of year when geeks around the world — and the people who love them — are encouraged to celebrate their most endearing quirks. IT staffing firm Modis is back with a new installment of its Geek Pride survey, sampling opinions about geeks...
It's Geek Pride Day! Put on your smartglasses and laugh at your own jokes
Hands on with Surface Pro, Microsoft's three-in-one PC

Review: Aller Standard is a quirky, charming sans serif font

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OpenType (TrueType flavored) Aller was created by Dalton Maag Ltd. for the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Aller Standard Edition is available for free (for up to 25 users within each organization) in three different versions: Aller and Aller Light, which include italic faces; and Aller Display. A...
Review: Aller Standard is a quirky, charming sans serif font

The Updated Nook HD+ Is Still Fighting The Tablet Wars

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The Nook HD+ came out last December to mixed reviews. The device had a great screen but problematic bugs caused laggy performance and low scores. The company has come out with an updated version and we took a look. The 9-inch Nook HD+ is a Retina-quality tablet with a very...
The Updated Nook HD+ Is Still Fighting The Tablet Wars

BitTorrent Sync Alpha now open to all, adds one-way sync and one-time sharing

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While BitTorrent threw its hat into the cloud storage ring this January with an early version of its Sync app, it was hard to be truly excited when only a small circle could use it. The company isn't waiting for a completely polished version to renew our interest, however...
BitTorrent Sync Alpha now open to all, adds one-way sync and one-time sharing

The State of CSS3 in Email Templates

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On the heels of some of our recent findings regarding the state of CSS in email, I reckoned it was high time to shake things up a bit. So here goes – CSS3 in email lives. Ok, so I’m sorry if I made you drop your toast, there. I know...
The State of CSS3 in Email Templates

Gift Guide: Explore Shakespeare iPad Apps

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Short Version The Explore Shakespeare iPad apps are interactive versions of Shakespeare plays, made on behalf of venerable British publisher Cambridge University Press. In addition to the full text of either Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet, you get an entire audio performance, plus photos of productions, glossaries and textual notes,...
Gift Guide: Explore Shakespeare iPad Apps

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone: fixes AirPlay and network bugs

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Plugged your iDevice into an iTunes-equipped machine lately? You should. Apple has just let loose iOS 5.1.1, a seemingly minor point update that actually promises to fix quite a few (potentially) substantial quirks. Coming two months to the day after the iOS 5.1 software update, the extra 0.0.1 is...
Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone: fixes AirPlay and network bugs

Acer indefinitely delays its Windows RT tablets, waiting for the results of Microsoft's Surface project

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According to Reuters, Acer has delayed its plans for releasing a Windows RT-based tablet at least until the second quarter of 2013. The company is hanging back, waiting on results from Microsoft’s much ballyhooed, and moderately well-received Surface RT tablet launch. This is a direct, OEM impact of the Surface project: a degradation in...
Acer indefinitely delays its Windows RT tablets, waiting for the results of Microsoft's Surface project

Show your quirky side: Vizify unveils bite-sized infographics just about you

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Whether looking for a job or a spouse, it’s more important than ever to be able to differentiate yourself and easily express what’s important to you. But, sometimes, words just can’t do the trick. And for those times, Portland startup Vizify thinks it has the solution. Their latest offering is...
Show your quirky side: Vizify unveils bite-sized infographics just about you

Screen Hero enables easy screen sharing and simultaneous collaborative work with two cursors

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Screen sharing functionality has lagged behind other developments on our PCs, but the new Screen Hero app is making progress with its clever solution that offers two mouse cursors and easy sharing. Screen Hero, a free app for Windows (7 and 8) and OS X (10.6+), bills itself as “Google...
Screen Hero enables easy screen sharing and simultaneous collaborative work with two cursors

'Can You Turn It Off??' Sergey Brin's Mother-in-Law Flips Out in Google's Driverless Car

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Ms. Wojcicki (Photo: Flickr) At the TED conference in 2011, Google offered driverless car rides to attendees of the product’s launch party. In attendance was Esther Wojcicki, the mother of 23 and Me founder Anne Wojcicki and mother-in-law to Google cofounder Sergey Brin. Though being an in-law to a pair of...
'Can You Turn It Off??' Sergey Brin's Mother-in-Law Flips Out in Google's Driverless Car

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, YHOO)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Yahoo defends its decision to ban workers from telecommuting. Someone is selling Google Glass on eBay in case you have a few thousand dollars to burn. Walt Mossberg reviewed the Pebble, a new smartwatch that syncs with your smartphone. He said it's nice, but has many...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, YHOO)

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson Arrive in Silicon Valley

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When the stars of the comedy "The Internship" arrived at Google to shoot the movie, they were forced to adjust to some quirks of Silicon Valley culture....
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson Arrive in Silicon Valley

Google Drive now offers a bumpy ride for Chrome OS dev-channel users

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You knew it was gonna happen, but Google's cloud-based storage service has now been married to its cloud-based operating system, as Chrome OS users who receive updates via the dev-channel may now benefit from integration with Google Drive. Most notably, Drive will now appear as an additional folder within...
Google Drive now offers a bumpy ride for Chrome OS dev-channel users

The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

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For a 170-year-old magazine, The Economist has been surprisingly nimble in navigating the digital age. That’s why it’s worth noting the venerable UK publication’s latest business move — charging a premium to new print subscribers who want digital access to the magazine. “We’ve got three choices now. There’s a print-only,...
The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

Duolingo review

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Duolingo: Learn Languages Free is an iOS and Android release from Duolingo. It’s available now as a free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play and carries no additional in-app purchases. Duolingo: Learn Languages Free tries to help users learn the language of their choosing through gamification. When users...
Duolingo review
Apple freezes the App Store in advance of the holiday app-downloading bonanza
PAX: Pirates, ninjas and what's really going on with games

One week with Bing: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s search engine

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Over the past week, I’ve used no search engine but Bing. Both on my phone, and on my computers, it’s been a Bing world. This week long test came to be during an excellent meeting in Portland. I was enjoying a few cocktails, talking smack with locals and Microsoft PR folk, and...
One week with Bing: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s search engine

This Is What It Looks Like When Dolphins 'Stampede'

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Spoiler: It looks awesome. Once in a while, very -- very -- rarely, dolphins will abandon their standard serenity and go on a romp that we humans refer to, aptly, as a "stampede." The phenomenon, which involves sub-pods joining together into one splashy social -- and which does indeed...
This Is What It Looks Like When Dolphins 'Stampede'

The Asian Art Museum in SF unveils new augmented reality app for its Terracotta Warriors exhibit

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In San Francisco, there are several great places to visit, including the Asian Art Museum. Yesterday, I was invited to check out its latest exhibition, China’s Terracotta Warriors, and test out its new iOS application that it hopes visitors will find enhances their experience. The app uses augmented reality to...
The Asian Art Museum in SF unveils new augmented reality app for its Terracotta Warriors exhibit

Get it together Groupon, you’re making Chicago look bad

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Groupon is a company that few understand completely. Its meteoric rise, massive initial public offering, accounting quirks, hiring binges and global expansion, coupled with its continued financial losses make it a unique corporation. Being so individual is not in and of itself something bad, or something to be avoided, but...
Get it together Groupon, you’re making Chicago look bad

Macworld puts Dragon Dictate up against Mountain Lion's built-in dictation

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I’ve never put Dragon Naturally speaking up against Mountain Lion’s built-in dictation which theoretically uses the same Nuance speech recognition engine. Macworld did this week however, and came away with some stark differences. They found that the Nuance client software adds some niceties and does a better job at learning your patterns. If, however,...
Macworld puts Dragon Dictate up against Mountain Lion's built-in dictation

With 250k users, Vizify moves out of beta and launches mini self-infographics called Vizcards

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Vizify, the simple online profile service similar to About.me, has opened up its doors to the public. After amassing more than 250,000 users during its invite-only phase, the company is moving forward. In conjunction with this unveiling, it is launching a new feature: miniature infographics about users called Vizcards. The...
With 250k users, Vizify moves out of beta and launches mini self-infographics called Vizcards

Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy and DevOps 2.0

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“Crazy way to travel – spreading a man’s molecules all over the universe.” — Dr. McCoy, Star Trek, the original series, “Obsession“ Dr. McCoy was always one of my favorite Star Trek characters. Among his many endearing quirks was a healthy skepticism of transporter technology. Being a doctor, he understood...
Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy and DevOps 2.0
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