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Mug Me Please: Rutgers Mashes Up Instagram and Google Street View

Facebook's "Social Readers" Still Fading

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A quick follow-up on this month’s stories pointing out the decline of the “social reader” on Facebook. Upshot: They’re still in free-fall. Two quick snapshots, via Cristina Cordova, using stats from AppData. Here’s the usage data for the Washington Post’s Social  Reader. Note the second steep drop, in the middle...
Facebook's "Social Readers" Still Fading

(Number) 9 Things the Yoko Ono App SHOULD Do

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Yoko Ono, widow of The Beatles' John Lennon, has released an iPhone app. The app, called #smilesfilm, allows users to share snapshots of smiling faces. That’s great and all, but we came up with nine things that a Yoko Ono app really should do. 1. Break up your band. Whatever band...
(Number) 9 Things the Yoko Ono App SHOULD Do

Summer: This Firefox add-on gives you background information on key people mentioned on news sites

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Back in September, we brought you a really neat browser extension called Summer, which highlights and presents additional information around key people as you read the news. Supporting more than sixty sites, including The Next Web, Summer lets you avoid having to search for noteworthy people by showing you biography...
Summer: This Firefox add-on gives you background information on key people mentioned on news sites
This New Digital Camera Is Perfect For Nostalgic Polaroid Lovers

You May Take Away My Freedom, But I'll Always Have My Crunchie!

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[tc_5min code="517666457"] On June 14th, 2010, Michael Arrington awarded a Crunchie to two members of Goatse Security via a blog post for discovering, publishing and trying to fix a pretty egregious security flaw that they discovered on AT&T’s public website. Ansel Halliburton, a contributing TechCrunch writer from ComputerLaw Group, explained what...
You May Take Away My Freedom, But I'll Always Have My Crunchie!

How Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Think About Real-Time Search

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Perhaps inspired by the speed of the medium, the integration of real-time tweets and other updates into major search engines has happened more quickly than I might have expected. It’s pretty amazing that raw Twitter posts already show up by default right on Google search results pages (they’re a little...
How Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Think About Real-Time Search

Mozilla Launches Experimental Browser-Based Simulator For Firefox OS

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Mozilla’s Firefox OS (also known as Boot to Gecko), a mobile operating system that focuses on web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript, is quickly moving through its development stages. While it’s already possible to install Firefox OS on many phones, the Firefox OS team today launched its Firefox OS...
Mozilla Launches Experimental Browser-Based Simulator For Firefox OS

Five great enthusiast camera deals for less than $500

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This time of year you don't have to pay a fortune for a camera that's designed for more than snapshots. [Read more]...
Five great enthusiast camera deals for less than $500

Apple Patent May be Hinting of an iPhoto Upgrade for iDevices

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On May 2, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that may be revealing an update to iPhoto for iDevices. Apple states that their invention relates to performing on-screen image adjustments, for example, to adjust colors of photos by using color control tools overlaid...
Apple Patent May be Hinting of an iPhoto Upgrade for iDevices
VMware bolsters storage virtualization smarts with Virsto buy
K-Pop Conspiracy? Gangnam Style Fans Allege Video Was Robbed of YouTube's 'Most Liked' Title

Amazon adds storage snapshot feature to bolster disaster recovery

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In what could be a big improvement for business users of Amazon Web Services, Amazon is now allowing them to  move data snapshots between Elastic Block Storage (EBS) regions. The news was announced on an AWS support forum. It should come as especially good news for AWS customers shanghaied  by...
Amazon adds storage snapshot feature to bolster disaster recovery

Google Maps redesigned with improved search and tablet UI (video)

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An errant leak this morning gave us a pretty good idea that Google Maps was getting revamped in time for I/O, so this announcement comes as no surprise. Mountain View just pulled back the curtain on the next major release of Maps for desktops while offering up an advance...
Google Maps redesigned with improved search and tablet UI (video)

Startups Skip Video, Hang Hopes On Shareable Multimedia

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"Instagram for video" never materialized. So what's next? Multimedia, say a handful of startups. When Instagram joined Facebook last April, a race to crown a "Instagram for Video" revved into full throttle. With Instagram's $1 billion price tag fresh in their minds, investors rushed to fund or acquire a...
Startups Skip Video, Hang Hopes On Shareable Multimedia

Instagram Now Automatically Beautifies Your Snapshots

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Rejoice iPhone photogs, the newest version of Instagram is now available! The immensely popular app has just updated to version 2.1 and boasts some impressive new features. More »...
Instagram Now Automatically Beautifies Your Snapshots

Google uses computer vision and machine learning to index your photos

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Tags are so 2008. Google doesn't want you to waste time tagging your photos, except for the people in them. The web giant wants to be able to recognize more abstract concepts like "sunset" or "beach" automatically and attach that metadata without further input. In yet another post I/O...
Google uses computer vision and machine learning to index your photos

Look out, Amazon: Google opens Compute Engine to more devs & lowers prices

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale Google has opened up cloud infrastructure service Compute Engine to more customers while also lowering prices and adding several new features, the company said today in a blog post. Amazon currently holds the title for largest infrastructure-as-a-service provider with...
Look out, Amazon: Google opens Compute Engine to more devs & lowers prices

In Honor of its 33rd Anniversary, Here are 12 People Looking Awesome with a Sony Walkman

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Yesterday was the 33rd anniversary of the first portable music device that many of us had the pleasure of owning: the ever-hip, ever-retro Sony Walkman. On July 1, 1979, the first Sony Walkman went on sale. Ever since then, people have been posing for bizarre and awkward photos with the...
In Honor of its 33rd Anniversary, Here are 12 People Looking Awesome with a Sony Walkman

Blogger users can now add photos and videos to posts using their webcams

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Just one day after rolling out Google+ widgets for Blogger, Google has added yet another new feature to its blogging platform – the ability to add photos and videos using your webcam. The new feature is pretty straightforward: To add photos from your webcam, choose “Insert Image”, select “from your webcam”...
Blogger users can now add photos and videos to posts using their webcams

Prices Of Windows 8 Machines Are Falling. Wow, Demand Must Be Red Hot!

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Notebook manufacturers appear to be lowering the prices of some Windows 8 notebooks and tablets, presumably pinched by underperforming Windows 8 demand or a a slow selling season. Six out of the fourteen Windows 8 notebooks or tablets sold by Microsoft via its Windows Store now come with discounts attached, CNET...
Prices Of Windows 8 Machines Are Falling. Wow, Demand Must Be Red Hot!

Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

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Anyone reading between the lines after the closure of ratings app Oink, may have picked up a signal about the state of social, local, mobile services today. After all, if a well-designed app with lots of press coverage can’t get enough traction to make it worthwhile, then perhaps the glut...
Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

SEO for AJAX

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AJAX and SEO is a tricky topic – after all, an AJAX-based website is more or less the same as a FLASH website: it may look fancy but is non-navigatable. AJAX got its bad SEO reputation for a number of reasons, including: - crawling issues (you are risking not getting...
SEO for AJAX
Seattle snapshots: Northern Lights visible late Monday

Facebook Starts Letting iOS Users Auto-Upload All Their Snapshots With Photo Sync

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It’s not just for Android anymore. Either through API savvy or its iOS bake-in deal with Apple, Facebook figured out how to enable background auto-uploads and is now testing Photo Sync with a few iOS users. A tipster got us a screenshot and Facebook confirms iOS Photo Sync is a continuation...
Facebook Starts Letting iOS Users Auto-Upload All Their Snapshots With Photo Sync

Google intros Chrome photo app that features full-res G+ instant upload, smart selection

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With that glorious high-res display on the Chromebook Pixel, it only made sense that Google released a brand new photo app to go along with it. In collaboration with the G+ Photos team, Chrome has worked on a new Photos app from the ground up so that it's super...
Google intros Chrome photo app that features full-res G+ instant upload, smart selection

ArduSat wants to put Arduino satellite, your experiments into orbit

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Short of scoring a spot on the ISS experiment docket, putting your scientific aspirations into orbit can be a bit tricky. Why not try crowdsourcing your way into space? ArduSat's barking up that very tree, asking Kickstarter contributors to help them get a Arduino CubeSat off the ground. Headed...
ArduSat wants to put Arduino satellite, your experiments into orbit

Apigee makes life easier for Twitter developers

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There’s no denying that the web in 2010 is all about APIs. From Twitter to Netflix, Facebook to Foursquare; there’s a way for developers to build on top of almost every every hot service.The problem for developers is getting the most out of those APIs and Apigee is a service...
Apigee makes life easier for Twitter developers

Oppo previews sample shots taken with Find 5's Sony-made Exmor RS sensor

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Sony pulled the plug on the original specs for its next-gen Exmor RS sensor, pushing a rollout for those modules into the new year. So while that move, made for quality control purposes, guarantees that a new batch of Xperias outfitted with the tech won't appear until 2013 at...
Oppo previews sample shots taken with Find 5's Sony-made Exmor RS sensor

Canon unveils the SELPHY CP900 compact photo printer, allows you to scrapbook from the backseat

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If you literally can't wait until you get back home to print your Grand Canyon photos, you're now in luck. Canon has announced the SELPHY CP900 compact printer that makes on-the-go postcard making a bit easier. Making use of the peripheral's added WiFi capabilities, you'll be able to output...
Canon unveils the SELPHY CP900 compact photo printer, allows you to scrapbook from the backseat
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