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New Video Breaks Down How An Apple Patent Stomps All Over The 1st Amendment

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A patent granted to Apple in late-August allows governments to disable iPhones and other smartphones, targeting specific apps even, when they enter a certain area, such as a protest or a concert. U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902, titled known as "Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device," enables phone...
New Video Breaks Down How An Apple Patent Stomps All Over The 1st Amendment

Wi-Fi 'Finders' Helping Thieves Locate and Steal Laptops

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We don't recommend leaving your laptop in the car for any reason, but, if you must, make sure you turn off the Wi-Fi signal first. According to Network World, thieves are using devices meant to locate Wi-Fi networks to detect laptops and steal them. Apparently, just closing the screen won't...
Wi-Fi 'Finders' Helping Thieves Locate and Steal Laptops

LG 'Smart Video' eye recognition for Optimus G Pro will track eyes to pause and play video

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Futuristic LG is diving into the eye recognition space with a new feature dubbed Smart Video. It will eliminate the need for a users' hands when watching video on the currently South Korea-exclusive Optimus G Pro and will solely track eyes.? Using "advanced eye recognition," as LG likes to...
LG 'Smart Video' eye recognition for Optimus G Pro will track eyes to pause and play video
Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Accessories

Olympus outs firmware update for OM-D E-M5 camera, sleep mode and AF improvements in tow

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As is often the case with nearly every itty-bitty software update, the goal's usually to alleviate any problem regardless of how minor it is, and sometimes even bring a couple of enhancements with it. Well, such is the fact behind Olympus' latest firmware refresh for that sleek E-M5 Micro...
Olympus outs firmware update for OM-D E-M5 camera, sleep mode and AF improvements in tow

Sony announces the Haswell-powered VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo Series

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If you're looking for the newest mobile gear with Intel's brand-spanking new fourth-generation processor included, Sony is bringing its stuff to the table. They have a few new mobile options that update their line of VAIO products with the VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo. Sony is bringing its TV...
Sony announces the Haswell-powered VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo Series

Four key new features in Linux 3.6

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Just a little more than two months after the release of version 3.5, Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Sunday unleashed the next new version of the Linux kernel. Perhaps most notable among several key new features in Linux 3.6 is "hybrid sleep," a capability much like one that has...
Four key new features in Linux 3.6

Future iPhones could anticipate user needs with 'situational awareness module'

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A system outlined in an Apple patent on Tuesday takes data from a number of sensors deployed throughout a handheld device and feeds the information into a "situational awareness module," which then triggers a number of functions, including vibration settings, music playback and sleep mode....
Future iPhones could anticipate user needs with 'situational awareness module'
Intel laptops and tablets will soon ship with built-in, always-on WiFi

GSM Galaxy Nexus seeing signal issues after Android 4.0.4 update?

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Sometimes, updates aren't as sweet as they initially sound. Such is the case with Android 4.0.4, which recently rolled out to owners of the GSM Galaxy Nexus. According to an increasingly vocal swath of members at xda-developers (and confirmed by a listing on Google's own Support page), there are...
GSM Galaxy Nexus seeing signal issues after Android 4.0.4 update?

This App Will Keep Your Mac Awake Even After You Close It

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In order to maximize your battery life and reduce your overall power consumption, Apple programs its MacBooks to go into sleep mode when you close them. But what if you want your MacBook to wake up immediately when you flip it open again? That's where the handy Mac app No...
This App Will Keep Your Mac Awake Even After You Close It

Lots Of People Don't Turn Off Their Devices When They Fly

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I've always been careful about putting my phone into "airplane mode" when flight attendants ask. However, a few years back, for reasons that I've yet to see any explanation for, flight attendants changed the script and started insisting that "flight mode" wasn't enough any more and you had to turn...
Lots Of People Don't Turn Off Their Devices When They Fly

Sony announces the Haswell-powered VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo Series Ultrabooks

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If you're looking for the newest mobile gear with Intel's brand-spanking new fourth-generation processor included, Sony is bringing its stuff to the table. The company has a few new mobile options that update their line of VAIO products with the VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo. Sony is bringing its...
Sony announces the Haswell-powered VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo Series Ultrabooks

New Eat24 iOS App Puts Online Food Ordering and Delivery In Your Pants

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“Having someone cook you exactly what you want and then bring it to exactly where you’re sitting is an experience that can’t be described in words.” While that’s a message from the marketing materials of online food delivery service Eat24, I really couldn’t have said it better myself. The company,...
New Eat24 iOS App Puts Online Food Ordering and Delivery In Your Pants

Lenovo releases IdeaPad U310, 410 ultrabooks worldwide

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Lenovo has announced that its IdeaPad U310 and U410 ultrabooks are now shipping in most markets. The previously announced notebooks are available in a range of configurations, including a choice of Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors that take advantage of Lenovo's RapidBoot technology and Ultra Smart social network updates in...
Lenovo releases IdeaPad U310, 410 ultrabooks worldwide
Fujitsu updates Lifebook, Esprimo, and Futro PCs in Japan
Following the lead of nature's engineers

The iPhone 5 Isn't The Only Apple News Today - Your Mac Will Get An Update Soon Too (AAPL)

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Last night Apple seeded an update of its operating system for Macs, called Mountain Lion to developers. It has a bunch of updates, including: Facebook integration: Mountain Lion will soon have Facebook integration just like OS 6, the soon-to-be released operating system for iPhones and iPads. That means you'll be...
The iPhone 5 Isn't The Only Apple News Today - Your Mac Will Get An Update Soon Too (AAPL)

Asustor deploys four new models of NAS in the AS 6 line

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ASUSTOR today launches four models of the new AS 6 Series, the first network attached storage device (NAS) which features System Sleep Mode (S3). The new App-based NAS combines performance features with low power consumption. The Intel-based technology also makes it possible for the devices to boast HDMI outputs which allows...
Asustor deploys four new models of NAS in the AS 6 line

Android apps that use power control APIs are often 'battery killers,' oh the irony

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If there's one thing Purdue University researchers can't stand, it's an inefficient Android app. They've already revealed how some titles burn huge amounts of energy just by running ads (e.g., Angry Birds uses 63 percent of its resources for flogging stuff rather than flinging stuff), and now they've confirmed...
Android apps that use power control APIs are often 'battery killers,' oh the irony
Intel to offer ‘free’ Wi-Fi in its ultrabooks, tablets

Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

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You know what they say, right? You can never have too many fitness trackers. After coming out with two health monitors back in September, Fitbit is back with a third product, the Flex -- a waterproof wristband seemingly designed to compete with the Jawbone Up. (In PR speak: "Fitbit...
Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

Engadget Podcast 311 - 09.28.2012

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It's been a long time, and we shouldn't have left you without a dope 'cast to Jam to, but we're back, inmates-running-the-asylum style, reporting on the bleeding edge of the future of the #3 mobile phone dominator position. In this rap-rock edition of the Engadget podcast we'll also tackle...
Engadget Podcast 311 - 09.28.2012

Microsoft applies for low-powered interactive second display system patent

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Oh patent applications... where creative ideas dance shoulder to shoulder with ill-conceived folly. Which do we have here today? We're not sure. What we are sure of, however, is that someone at Microsoft has applied for a patent that describes a device with two screens. Not that old chestnut,...
Microsoft applies for low-powered interactive second display system patent

Motorola teases MOTOACTV update with flick-to-wake, more

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Motorola has teased about what new features will be coming in its next software update for its MOTOACTV exercise device. The company has blogged that it soon will be adding the ability to wake the display from sleep mode with a wrist flick. It should also be supporting over 40...
Motorola teases MOTOACTV update with flick-to-wake, more
Nuance working on Siri-like voice tech for phones in sleep mode
Laptop Week Review: Google Chromebook Pixel
Flash memory issue forces Curiosity rover into safe mode

Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition in Haswell's wake

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Intel's new fourth-generation Core family processors--code-named Haswell and officially launched today--are more than just power-efficient speed demons. They also give the world's biggest name in microprocessors an opportunity to update its Ultrabook specs: Expect even thinner designs, direct Windows 8 gesture support, and longer battery life as Haswell laptops...
Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition in Haswell's wake

Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition

www.pcworld.com
Intel's new fourth-generation Core family processors--code-named Haswell and officially launched Saturday--are more than just power-efficient speed demons. They also give the world's biggest name in microprocessors an opportunity to update its Ultrabook specs: Expect even thinner designs, direct Windows 8 gesture support, and longer battery life as Haswell laptops...
Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition
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