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Why mobile must solve its data dilemma – or die

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As little as 18 months ago, mobile VoIP and IP messaging apps were considered niche by operators. Now we pose the biggest “threat” the industry has even seen. In fact, a Telco 2.0 report suggests that within three years, 40 percent of messaging and 21 percent of voice revenues will...
Why mobile must solve its data dilemma – or die

Now Skynet can tell when you fake a smile

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System developed by MIT researchers can tell the difference between smiles of delight and frustration. It may help in autism therapy. [Read more]...
Now Skynet can tell when you fake a smile

Gartner: Android Grows 8% in Global Smartphone Share

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Research firm Gartner has published the latest quarterly smartphone numbers, and it’s easy to see why the honchos at Google are all smiles at the I/O conference this week. Android grew an impressive 8 percent of smartphone market share this year, moving it into fourth place overall. This puts Android...
Gartner: Android Grows 8% in Global Smartphone Share

Pelican Imaging promises freedom from focusing

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Pelican Imaging is set to bring smiles to the faces of millions of photographers by giving them zero-lag autofocus on their smartphones and tablets....
Pelican Imaging promises freedom from focusing

Busted: New tech from MIT can tell if your smile is fake

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Lie no more, my friends, as new technology can tell if that grin on your face is more grimace than pure delight. Even more, the patterns that the algorithm has uncovered can be applied by individuals, meaning that anyone with a bit of training will be able to check to...
Busted: New tech from MIT can tell if your smile is fake

4 Fun and Crazy Chatroulette Videos

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Random video chat site Chatroulette is a pop culture smash right now, and while it’s easy to assume its days are numbered, it’s a lot of fun to immerse yourself in the little subculture building around it. Despite the increasing negative press, there’s almost as much heart on the...
4 Fun and Crazy Chatroulette Videos

Just returned from NGO-organised visit to Dharavi slum. Life in the cracks and gaps. Yet lots of smiles. http://bit.ly/bZ720i

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Just returned from NGO-organised visit to Dharavi slum. Life in the cracks and gaps. Yet lots of smiles. http://bit.ly/bZ720i

3D Pac-Man is all kinds of off (and on) the wall fun

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It’s not Friday, which means that smiles must be artificially induced. Allow TNW to deliver. After all, not every day can lead to the weekend. The following video clip is the sort of thing that you watch, and then wish that you had had cooler parents growing up. The game...
3D Pac-Man is all kinds of off (and on) the wall fun

MIT researchers teach computers to recognize your smile, frustration

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Wipe that insincere, two-faced grin off your face -- your computer knows you're full of it. Or at least it will once it gets a load of MIT's research on classifying frustration, delight and facial expressions. By teaching a computer how to differentiate between involuntary smiles of frustration and...
MIT researchers teach computers to recognize your smile, frustration

Google CEO Eric Schmidt Circa 1986

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This isn’t new, but it’s new for us. A 1986 TV clip of a then thirtyish year old Eric Schmidt that is just amazing. The awkward smiles and huge glasses say a lot about the era as well as the nerd cred of Google’s CEO. Today’s too cool for school...
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Circa 1986

MACH system from MIT can coach those with social anxiety

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Plenty of people out there have a serious phobia of public speaking and there are tons of other disorders, such as Asperger's, that severely limit a person's ability to handle even simple social interactions. M. Ehsan Hoque, a student at the MIT Media Lab, has made these subjects the...
MACH system from MIT can coach those with social anxiety
The joy of iPad

Draw Something nosedives: Is Zynga losing its touch?

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It’s barely a month since Zynga surprised everyone by splashing out $200 million to buy OMGPOP, the makers of the mobile smash hit Draw Something. But while Zynga CEO Mark Pincus was all smiles on signing the deal, he may be less impressed six weeks on, thanks to an intriguing...
Draw Something nosedives: Is Zynga losing its touch?
Intel Says AMD’s New Baby Is Ugly

APPLE Q1 REVIEW: What Did We Really Learn? (AAPL)

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This is a guest post from Sammy The Walrus IV, a frequent commenter at Business Insider, and a sharp tweeter on all things Apple. It was originally published on his site, AAPL Orchard, and is republished with permission. 1Q13 Review Apple's 1Q13 results were largely in-line with my expectations. Revenues beat...
APPLE Q1 REVIEW: What Did We Really Learn? (AAPL)
HP moves deeper into digital printing with Two Smiles for Mother's Day

Famous Smiles, Before and After

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Celebrities before and after a dentist visit.Tom CruiseZac EfronVictoria BeckhamDavid BeckhamCatherine Zeta-JonesLiam GallagheCeline DionHilary DuffNicolas CageCheryl Cole...
Famous Smiles, Before and After

Sony Xperia ZL hands-on: an alternate 5-inch 1080p, quad-core take on 'premium'

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You can't fault Sony for trying. After announcing its renewed focus on mobile back in 2012, the company's consistently issued thoughtful hardware for the global marketplace. But its collective efforts have yet to spark the "emotional" storm company CEO Kaz Hirai seems to be striving for. Well, if the...
Sony Xperia ZL hands-on: an alternate 5-inch 1080p, quad-core take on 'premium'

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Smile Film Resurrected as iPhone App

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Yoko Ono wants to document all the smiling faces in the world, and earlier this month she released an iPhone app to just that. So far she's collected 2,700 jovial expressions, but it's unclear how the app is different from all the smiling pictures which currently exist on Facebook and...
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Smile Film Resurrected as iPhone App

Twitter flash mob awkward, nerdy, makes us hate flash mobs all the more

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Can we officially put out a call to end all flash mobs now? Yesterday, Twitter headquarters hosted that group phenom that continues to destroy humankind with its twee, precious and now sadly predictable effects — the flash mob is this decade’s Macarena. And it needs to stop. You can...
Twitter flash mob awkward, nerdy, makes us hate flash mobs all the more

Arduino-powered Artbot writes the time, erases it, writes again (video)

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Watching the seconds go by is a frightening reminder that time pauses for no one, but somehow, a hacker going by the name of Ekaggrat has figured out how to make the process a bit less daunting. The so-called Doodle Clock is an Arduino-powered robotic arm that's been trained to...
Arduino-powered Artbot writes the time, erases it, writes again (video)

Google+ iPhone Gets A Much-Needed Overhaul

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Just yesterday, I finally moved the Google+ iPhone app atrocity to the back screen of my iPhone, and then the company goes out and does this. It makes the darned thing all pretty with a fresh update. And maybe even more usable? (I can’t confirm this as the update has...
Google+ iPhone Gets A Much-Needed Overhaul

Google+ gets a sexy new iPhone app that you’ll actually want to use

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Google has just released a new version of its Google+ iPhone app, and boy is it impressive. This release features crisper fonts, larger profile pics and a friendlier home-screen. Google+’s original app for iPhone has not received a ton of praise, but this latest iteration is, for lack of better words, surprisingly...
Google+ gets a sexy new iPhone app that you’ll actually want to use

The first real, high-resolution, user-configurable bionic eye

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Researchers in Germany have unveiled the Alpha IMS retinal prosthesis; a device that completely redefines the state of the art of implanted, bionic devices. The first round of clinical trials were a huge success, with eight out of nine patients reporting that they can now detect mouth shapes (smiles, frowns),...
The first real, high-resolution, user-configurable bionic eye

What It Means That Computers Can Tell These Smiles Apart, But You Can't

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Computer algorithms can now discern the meaning behind humans' facial expressions. ...
What It Means That Computers Can Tell These Smiles Apart, But You Can't

And It's Off: Splunk Rockets 108 Percent in IPO Debut

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Here’s another thing about big data: How about a big IPO debut? That’s what shareholders of Splunk got today when the company’s stock opened trading today on the NASDAQ. Priced yesterday at $17 a share, they closed their first day of trading at more than that twice that: $35.08, making...
And It's Off: Splunk Rockets 108 Percent in IPO Debut
Watch this: 'Breaking Bad' re-imagined as a '90s-era feel-good sitcom

Orlando, Florida 67 Days of Smiles Promotion Ends: Orlando CVB's 67 Days of Smile promotion comes to an end. Websi... http://bit.ly/aAeLJA

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Orlando, Florida 67 Days of Smiles Promotion Ends: Orlando CVB's 67 Days of Smile promotion comes to an end. Websi... http://bit.ly/aAeLJA

#ebz Jack-of-Smiles, Fallen London's premier lunatic murderer, has been known to hide inside snowmen u... http://fallenlondon.com/c/74546

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#ebz Jack-of-Smiles, Fallen London's premier lunatic murderer, has been known to hide inside snowmen u... http://fallenlondon.com/c/74546

I Found Me Some @LizMoney

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I Found Me Some @LizMoney is a post from Chris PirilloFound her in the middle of the crosswalk. Her phone sucks when taking pictures – even at SXSW. Forgive the quality! Keep in mind that the smiles were more than real! Liz is great!Thanks to AMD for making this moment...
I Found Me Some @LizMoney
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