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Amazon teases updated Kindles in new commercial

LG's Intuition Off the Mark

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Confession: When Samsung first released its Galaxy Note smartphone last February, I thought the company was crazy. Part smartphone, part tablet — or “phablet,” as some like to call it — the Galaxy Note is ginormous, and I just couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to use such a big device as...
LG's Intuition Off the Mark

Yahoo Search Hits The App Store; Takes On Yelp With Sketch-A-Search

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Yahoo is showing a little Apple love today, launching not one but two free search apps in Apple’s app store today. Yahoo’s basic Search app tries to bring an enhanced version of Yahoo Search to the iPhone with plenty of bells and whistles, while Yahoo’s Sketch-a-Search iPhone app is aimed...
Yahoo Search Hits The App Store; Takes On Yelp With Sketch-A-Search

Necomimi cat ears' creators branch out into brain-controlled headphones (video)

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While we've always thought that brain-controlled cat ears are a perfectly viable business model, it's usually in a company's best interest to diversify, in case, you know, the bottom ever drops out of the furry accessory market. Neurowear, the company behind the Necomimi, which provided some of the more...
Necomimi cat ears' creators branch out into brain-controlled headphones (video)

Here's your iPad/iPhone/iPod stylus... Works on Zune, Droid and BlackBerry Storms too... [Pogo Sketch]

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Here's your iPad/iPhone/iPod stylus... Works on Zune, Droid and BlackBerry Storms too... [Pogo Sketch]

Apps Rush: Pocket, Sketch Nation Studio, Metal Hammer, Kingdom Age, Goal.com, Dubstep Tebow and more

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What's new on the app stores on Wednesday 18 April 2012A selection of 15 new apps for you today:PocketReading app Read it Later accumulated 4.5m users as a paid app on iOS and Android. Now it's rebranded as Pocket and gone free. The idea remains to save articles, videos and...
Apps Rush: Pocket, Sketch Nation Studio, Metal Hammer, Kingdom Age, Goal.com, Dubstep Tebow and more
Music licensing likely keeping SNL's 'Game of Thrones' sketch off Hulu

Apple Bringing Notes and Reminders to iCloud.com?

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As noted by Steven Stroughton-Smith (via 9to5Mac), Apple appears to be testing a revised iCloud.com portal at beta.icloud.com that shows two additional icons for Notes and Reminders in the background of the login screen. The standard iCloud.com portal displays only icons for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Find My iPhone, and iWork....
Apple Bringing Notes and Reminders to iCloud.com?
Paper for iPad hits 1.5 million downloads in first two weeks

Yahoo Shuts Down 10 Mobile Apps, Says Its Going “Mobile First” (?)

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Yahoo is moving forward with a “mobile first” mindset, the company stated via blog post late last week, then incongruously announced it would be shuttering 10 of its mobile applications. The list, which contains a mix of iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, includes an odd, and somewhat surprising group of underperforming...
Yahoo Shuts Down 10 Mobile Apps, Says Its Going “Mobile First” (?)

Today's Scuttlebot: Facial Recognition Rules and Photoshop Ghosts

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Tuesday's selection includes a humorous Twitter sketch of Yahoo's new chief operating officer, commentary on the surge in makers of hardware and grafting the specter of history onto today's world....
Today's Scuttlebot: Facial Recognition Rules and Photoshop Ghosts

Rovio makes a Mighty Eagle's $68 million in profit in financial squawk

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It's inspired artwork, sketch shows and even a Pomplamoose cover, but flinging feathery fowl is ultimately a serious business. Rovio has announced that in 2011, it made a huge $106.3 million turnover and a whopping $67.6 million in profit (before tax). Fueled by the success of Angry Birds, Seasons...
Rovio makes a Mighty Eagle's $68 million in profit in financial squawk

twttr sketch on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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One night in July of that year I had an idea to make a more “live” LiveJournal. Real-time, up-to-date, from the road. Akin to updating your AIM status from wherever you are, and sharing it. For the next 5 years, I thought about this concept and tried to silently...
twttr sketch on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Fab’s decision to focus on design a year ago was perhaps the best “pivot” of all time

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One year ago, the incredibly popular daily deals site Fab.com was a social network for gay men with over 150,000 members. At that moment, its founders decided to pull what is known in Silicon Valley buzz-speak as a “pivot”, basically shifting gears and dropping everything you’ve worked on to focus...
Fab’s decision to focus on design a year ago was perhaps the best “pivot” of all time

Uncovered: Rumored dates sketch timeline for the release of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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Today Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet published a list of dates that detail the launch schedule for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. You knew that October was going to be busy, but it’s likely set to be worse than you anticipated. One quick note: Mary Jo doesn’t publish...
Uncovered: Rumored dates sketch timeline for the release of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Help inspire @Biz's movie project by tweeting him a picture or two

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Today in San Francisco, Twitter co-founder @biz is taking photo submissions via the social service to help inspire his upcoming film project. Christopher ‘Biz’ Stone is taking part in the Canon ‘Imaginat10n’ project, in which a number of celebrity directors will be shown a number of submitted photos to help...
Help inspire @Biz's movie project by tweeting him a picture or two

In Films, Technology of the Not-So-Distant Future on Display

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"Robot & Frank" is one of several films that sketch out a vision of a future that won't arrive with exaggerated fanfare; it will most likely set up shop nearly unnoticed, possibly even installed in your living room by your next of kin. Read more »...
In Films, Technology of the Not-So-Distant Future on Display
'Python Bytes' app brings the best of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' series one to iOS
Can I have yo number? Burner protects privacy with one-off phone numbers

Amid Super Bowl Blackout, It's Back To You, No, Back To YOU on SNL

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It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the Super Bowl blackout that played out on TV screens last Sunday would find its way into a Saturday Night Live Sketch six days later. Last’s night’s outing opened with a sketch riffing on how the CBS broadcast team, forced to improvise...
Amid Super Bowl Blackout, It's Back To You, No, Back To YOU on SNL
Tea Party Republicans sketch out Internet policy
Bootstrapping a startup: Less cash, more cowbell

Top Tech Video of the Day: The Ultimate Way to Stalk Your Boss

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The creator, Michael Shirley, describes it like this: "The device is triggered by a reed-switch sensor that monitors magnetic proximity. The signal is sent through an Arduino board to a Processing sketch, which tells the computer to snap a webcam photo of Peterson and upload it to Twitpic with a...
Top Tech Video of the Day: The Ultimate Way to Stalk Your Boss

BayView: Google's New 1.1 Million Sq. Ft. Googleplex In Mountain View

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Google is planning a second campus in Mountain View called “BayView.” Vanity Fair magazine got the scoop in an article that includes an interesting architect’s sketch of the new Googleplex (shown above). According to the article, the BayView complex: will be built in Mountain... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
BayView: Google's New 1.1 Million Sq. Ft. Googleplex In Mountain View

Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From 'Hacker' To 'Engineer'?

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antifoidulus writes "I'm about to get my masters in Computer Science and start out (again) in the 'real world.' I already have a job lined up, but there is one thing that is really nagging me. Since my academic work has focused almost solely on computer science and not software...
Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From 'Hacker' To 'Engineer'?

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Design your own iOS games with Sketch Nation Studio

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Think you've got the artistic chops to build a better running, jumping, or flying game? This app gives you the tools, no coding skills required. [Read more]...
Design your own iOS games with Sketch Nation Studio

Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen tries out Google Glass for real (video)

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There's a good chance that you, like us, enjoyed a certain Saturday Night Live sketch recently in which Weekend Update's newly branded tech correspondent Randall Meeks gave his raw impressions of Google Glass -- using a prop made of plastic and attached to a pair of sunglasses. There was...
Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen tries out Google Glass for real (video)

Foxconn Chief Reportedly Making Preparations for Apple Television Set

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China Daily briefly notes (via How To Arena) that Foxconn chairman Terry Gou directly addressed the topic of Apple's rumored television set yesterday at a news conference in Shanghai marking the start of construction on a new company headquarters facility. Apple "iScreen" concept by CiccareseDesign According to the report, Gou...
Foxconn Chief Reportedly Making Preparations for Apple Television Set
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