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Rhapsody's new SongMatch app takes on Shazam

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Rhapsody is taking on Shazam’s music recognition model with a little twist. Seattle-based Rhapsody recently launched SongMatch, an Android app that mimics Shazam and allows users to identify music in seconds. But unlike Shazam, users can listen to and download songs provided that they have Rhapsody’s existing $9.99/month or $14.99/month plans....
Rhapsody's new SongMatch app takes on Shazam

Rhapsody tries to steal thunder from Shazam with free SongMatch app

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Music subscription service Rhapsody launched a free Android app dubbed SongMatch Wednesday that aims to compete with Shazam’s music recognition app. The app, which can be downloaded from Google Play, allows users to identify any song playing in the background by having their Android phone “listen in” for a few...
Rhapsody tries to steal thunder from Shazam with free SongMatch app

Is Internet Killing the Video Star?

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iPad image copyright SkylinesMy career in digital media started at a pivotal moment. The year was 2001, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had just upheld an order for Napster to begin identifying and removing copyrighted songs from its music file sharing service. I was hired...
Is Internet Killing the Video Star?

Baidu Eye is no joke, aims to be a Google Glass competitor

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We all know that Chinese search giant Baidu is notorious for receiving much inspiration from its US counterpart, Google, and according to the above IM screenshot published on April Fools' Day, the former is apparently already working on its own version of Glass. This claim is seemingly supported by...
Baidu Eye is no joke, aims to be a Google Glass competitor

Shazam and the MLB partner to deliver box scores, stats and more during postseason games

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Ok, now this is a very cool implementation of Shazam’s audio recognition technology. The company has announced that it is partnering with MLB Advanced Media to deliver box scores,  stats, highlights and more when people use the app during a Postseason game this fall. So you whip out Shazam and...
Shazam and the MLB partner to deliver box scores, stats and more during postseason games

Apps Rush: N.O.V.A. 3, CoPilot GPS, Damien Hirst, Tap Dragon Park, CloudOn, TVcheck and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 10 May 2012A selection of 19 new and notable apps for you today:N.O.V.A. 3Gameloft's N.O.V.A. series started as a homage to Xbox's Halo franchise. Now in its third incarnation, the graphics have been pumped up even more for its first-person shooter action,...
Apps Rush: N.O.V.A. 3, CoPilot GPS, Damien Hirst, Tap Dragon Park, CloudOn, TVcheck and more

QR Codes: Ugly, Overused and Doomed

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I've never understood the hype about QR codes. They appeared one day, and then suddenly every advertiser made them a priority, plastering them all over everything in print. It has always seemed like undue obsession with something that, ultimately, is not that useful to very many people -- and that's...
QR Codes: Ugly, Overused and Doomed

Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

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Those wacky guys over at PBS’s Idea Channel. The show, which focuses on the convergence of tech, art and pop culture, recently did a segment on how Microsoft’s Kinect has the potential to create amazing digital art. Hosted by Mike Rugnetta and produced by Kornhaber Brown, the piece focuses on...
Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

Social TV startup ComparTeVe wins Hot Company of the Year award, targets Latin America

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ComparTeVe has won the Hot Company of the Year award during the Festival of Media LatAm in Miami this week, the Uruguayan social TV startup has announced. Promoted by the Media Accelerator Programme (M.A.P) and powered by IMS, the competition helps new media companies get attention from marketers, senior media executives and VCs. During its...
Social TV startup ComparTeVe wins Hot Company of the Year award, targets Latin America

Point this app at your TV screen and it overlays all kinds of augmented-reality goodies

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An Intel-funded startup wants to bring augmented reality to your television screen. Telibrahma‘s Point uses image recognition technology to turn your smartphone into a tool for a “second screen experience.” Using the Point app, you point your smartphone at an image on the TV screen, and it starts an...
Point this app at your TV screen and it overlays all kinds of augmented-reality goodies
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Museum display company sues Apple over touchscreen patent

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Yesterday law firm Hagens Berman filed a lawsuit in a California US District Court against Apple Inc related to “gesture recognition technology for touchscreens” covered in patents owned by Flatworld Interactives. The company, which originally developed its technology for museum exhibits in the 90s, is seeking an “injunction enjoining Apple...
Museum display company sues Apple over touchscreen patent

Microsoft's vision of our future is big screens and big data

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What do you get when you cross a massive touchscreen, a Kinect, some sort of computing device and a whole lot of data-processing technology? You get Microsoft’s vision of our digital future, both at home and in the office. The company’s struggles to shift from a desktop-and-server-based world to a...
Microsoft's vision of our future is big screens and big data

Nokia adds sight recognition to HERE Maps for Windows Phone 8

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Six months after promising to integrate sight recognition technology into its HERE suite of apps, Nokia has finally updated HERE Maps with LiveSight. The update is available today in the Windows Phone app store and requires Windows Phone 8. By tapping a button in HERE Maps, users can enter...
Nokia adds sight recognition to HERE Maps for Windows Phone 8

Apple files patent application for fingerprint sensor that can be transparent or opaque

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While Apple has flirted with biometric-based patents before, we've yet to see them implemented in real-world technology. That hasn't stopped it from filing yet another one though, as the latest application reveals a fingerprint sensor apparently embedded into the iPhone itself. The patent describes a hardware "window" that can...
Apple files patent application for fingerprint sensor that can be transparent or opaque

Amazon expands ‘Flow’ app to Android — still needs work

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Amazon’s Flow augmented-reality product identification app, developed by the  company’s A9 subsidiary and released last year for iPhone, is available for Android devices as of this morning. If you’ve never heard of it before, the concept behind this app is really interesting. Flow aims to go beyond barcode scanning, using...
Amazon expands ‘Flow’ app to Android — still needs work

11 innovative music apps and services from Midem Hack Day

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If the Midemlab startup competition is the roaring fire of tech innovation at Midem, the Hack Day is its coalface. Organised by the same team behind the regular Music Hack Day events that happen around the world, Midem Hack Day saw individuals and teams get 48 hours to create an...
11 innovative music apps and services from Midem Hack Day

Sonic Notify Launches Platform For Broadcasters And Retailers To Connect With Mobile Apps Through Audio Signals

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Since 2011, Sonic Notify has been working on a platform that will allow broadcasters, retailers, and events organizers to instantly provide users with multimedia content and deals, through audio recognition technology that instantly triggers push notifications and alerts through mobile apps. Now that technology is live, enabling anyone with an...
Sonic Notify Launches Platform For Broadcasters And Retailers To Connect With Mobile Apps Through Audio Signals

Vobile launches TVSync API platform for developers to build powerful second-screen apps

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Mobile devices are the ultimate second screens for the modern TV-viewing generation. From Zeebox and TVcheck, to Twitter and Facebook, countless sofa-surfers lounge in front of a big-screened beauty, whilst discussing what they’re watching through a mobile application. With that in mind, video and audio content identification company Vobile has...
Vobile launches TVSync API platform for developers to build powerful second-screen apps

ecoATM Raises $17M From Coinstar And Others For Electronics Recycling And Resale Kiosk System

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EcoATM, a company that creates kiosks that automate the buy-back of used mobile phones and other used portable electronics directly from consumers, has raised $17 million in funding from Claremont Creek Ventures, Coinstar, TAO Ventures, PI Holdings, Moore Venture Partners, AKS Capital and Koh Boon Hwee. As you may know,...
ecoATM Raises $17M From Coinstar And Others For Electronics Recycling And Resale Kiosk System

SoundHound partners with Rdio to launch new Android tablet app with improved UI and music discovery

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Music search company SoundHound has released a new tablet-optimized version of its Android app with a redesigned layout, improved music discovery and Rdio as a launch partner. SoundHound, which has over 130 million users worldwide, says the app has been designed specifically with the Google’s Nexus 7 and Nexus 10...
SoundHound partners with Rdio to launch new Android tablet app with improved UI and music discovery

Turn by Turn Augmented Vision Coming Soon with Wikitude Drive

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Augmented reality (AR) developers Mobilizy, makers of the Wikitude World Browser, are close to releasing their latest creation, Wikitude Drive, an app that combines AR technology with turn-by-turn driving directions. The app works by taking live video of the road captured by a smartphone mounted on the dashboard or windshield...
Turn by Turn Augmented Vision Coming Soon with Wikitude Drive

OfficeDrop And ExpenseMagic Want To Free You From Expense Report Hell

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If you still complete expense reports the old-fashioned way--on paper--you know that poring over piles of receipts to itemize your costs is a frequent but unavoidable cause of misery. Today OfficeDrop, the document management company that lets you turn your mobile device into a scanner that uploads your paper documents...
OfficeDrop And ExpenseMagic Want To Free You From Expense Report Hell

Honda's HEARBO robot can separate and locate four sound sources at once (video)

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Robots are already adept at all manner of things, from hunting to feeling, but over at Honda's Research Institute, one team is focused on an ability bots aren't so hot at yet -- hearing. Puny humans can quickly deduce the direction of a sound and assess its significance, while...
Honda's HEARBO robot can separate and locate four sound sources at once (video)

Tech Weekly Podcast: Gesture control technologies

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This week we discuss gesture control technologies and how this form of interaction with computers is set to give birth to a new user-interface experience.Charles Arthur meets Assaf Gad from Israeli software company Pointgrab to discuss their hand gesture recognition technology and Aleks Krotoski talks to creative technologist Evan Grant...
Tech Weekly Podcast: Gesture control technologies
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Apple working with MicroLatch on fingerprint recognition

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Apple has signed a deal with an Australian company, MicroLatch, to work on fingerprint recognition technology, The Australian reports. The information comes by way of David Murray, formerly the head of the Commonwealth Bank and now a major MicroLatch investor. He claims that the help Apple wants is explicitly related...
Apple working with MicroLatch on fingerprint recognition

Voice Recognition? Pshaw. Samsung Brings Handwriting Recognition To Smartphones, Tablets

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Samsung's Galaxy Note products will support a nifty new handwriting recognition technology provided by the firm Vision Objects. In doing so, it's reaching out to an unlikely adopter: the paper-loving Luddite. When Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in August, it introduced the S Pen stylus, which helped Samsung...
Voice Recognition? Pshaw. Samsung Brings Handwriting Recognition To Smartphones, Tablets

Rumor: Apple strikes deal with Australian start-up Microlatch for fingerprint security tech

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Apple has reportedly inked a deal with Microlatch to use the firm's fingerprint recognition technology in near-field communications applications, possibly hinting that the iPhone maker is serious about introducing e-wallet functionality to future devices....
Rumor: Apple strikes deal with Australian start-up Microlatch for fingerprint security tech
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