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Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner goes on sale for $59

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Lomography's Smartphone Film Scanner has reached that moment that every crowdfunding project strives for, but often seems elusive: everyday sales. The peripheral is now sitting in stock at an ordinary, post-Kickstarter $59 price. As you'd expect, the functionality remains what we were promised earlier in the year. Slot in...
Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner goes on sale for $59

T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS

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Holy Magenta! T-Mobile TV is now available for iOS. Just a few weeks removed from the carrier's launch of the iPhone 5, its entertainment streaming app offers a free 30-day trial run with content from Fox News, the Associated Press, Campus Insiders and ACC Digital Network. Those looking to...
T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS

Google Now adds reminder cards, real-time public transit info and music recommendations

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Google Now is getting some I/O love, too. Several updates, called cards, are already available in the Google Play Store. Firstly, you'll be able to set for nagging pop-ups ("buy milk" is the obvious example). Now will also show you cards for upcoming books, albums and TV shows based...
Google Now adds reminder cards, real-time public transit info and music recommendations

Bomberman gets unofficial web-based version, crams in up to 1,000 online players

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This is about to ruin any hopes you had of a productive day. Bombermine, an unofficial version of SNES throwback, Super Bomberman, is a web-based gift that lets you face-off against up to 1,000 players in a single game. Borrowing the same scoresheet setup of a first-person shooter, you'll...
Bomberman gets unofficial web-based version, crams in up to 1,000 online players
Google rolls out in-app billing version 3, featuring new design and less code for developers

Vine graces Amazon Appstore, gives Kindle Fire HD's front-facing cam a workout

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Sure, the Kindle Fire HD may only have a front-facing camera, but its solitary shooter is about to start flexing more than its video chat muscles. Vine has just arrived on Amazon's Appstore, and it's ready for owners to download and churn out as many six-second video clips as...
Vine graces Amazon Appstore, gives Kindle Fire HD's front-facing cam a workout

Dragon Mobile Assistant 3.0 can share locations, call meeting numbers for you

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Nuance has long wanted Dragon Mobile Assistant to do as much of the heavy lifting as possible for common Android phone tasks. The newly available 3.0 beta is shouldering even more of the load, including responsibilities that can still involve separate apps with rivals. It's now possible to share...
Dragon Mobile Assistant 3.0 can share locations, call meeting numbers for you

Oculus Rift won't come bundled with Doom 3, credit or refund offered instead

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This news is likely to be a bit disappointing to some Oculus Rift backers. Project supporters were set to be rewarded with a copy of Doom 3: BFG Edition, which was to arrive bundled with each development kit. Unfortunately, it turns out that the device won't support the game...
Oculus Rift won't come bundled with Doom 3, credit or refund offered instead

Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app

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Stitcher is already a heavy hitter in the world of mobile apps, but users will now find their favorite radio shows and podcasts are accessible from the desktop. Today, the company announced an HTML5 version of its popular app that's optimized for all of the major browsers. Upon login,...
Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app

Surface Pro staff tease new accessories, explain battery life and storage

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Now that the Surface Pro is a fait accompli, there's more than a few questions circulating from prospective buyers. The project's Panos Panay and his team have stepped up to answer them on Reddit, and they've shedded some light on just about everything, including later plans. The Pro-specific connectors...
Surface Pro staff tease new accessories, explain battery life and storage

Fleksy predictive text beta software for Android wanted to write this post for us, will be demonstrated at CES 2013

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If touchscreen typing worked flawlessly, we wouldn't have Bluetooth keyboards to avoid it, or special software around to make it a little easier. Syntellia is one company working on a solution in the latter category -- a predictive text engine called Fleksy -- that makes some pretty bold claims....
Fleksy predictive text beta software for Android wanted to write this post for us, will be demonstrated at CES 2013

Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

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As part of its Napster (and Napster International) acquisition from a while back, Rhapsody promised it would spread the music service across more places worldwide, with one of the many focuses being to have a stronger presence in Europe. Well, staying true to its word, Rhapsody's announcing today that...
Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

iSuppli: Samsung forecasted to unseat Nokia for top ranking in 2012 global phone shipments

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Between the years of 1998 and 2011, Nokia consistently took the first-place prize for global unit shipments, outpacing both Samsung and Apple. This year, however, iSuppli projects that the Finnish firm will slip to the second position, representing 24 percent of device shipments, compared to 29 percent for Samsung...
iSuppli: Samsung forecasted to unseat Nokia for top ranking in 2012 global phone shipments

iFixit pries open Google's Nexus 4, exposes somewhat stubborn battery

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The warranty-voiders over at iFixit decided to spend their Friday evening tearing into a freshly delivered Nexus 4 and have given us a peek inside Google's smartphone darling. After removing a pair of screws and spending a few minutes prying off the rear cover, the teardown specialists found that...
iFixit pries open Google's Nexus 4, exposes somewhat stubborn battery
Best Buy Black Friday 2012 deals
'iSteve,' an 80-minute Steve Jobs mockumentary starring Justin Long, now free to watch online

Verizon FiOS, ViaSat Exede lead FCC broadband performance report

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How do you pick your broadband internet provider? For many of us, the market dictates our selection, but a few lucky subscribers get to make their own call, rather than opting for the one and only service available in a particular locale. FiOS, Verizon's fiber-optic solution, and Exede, ViaSat's...
Verizon FiOS, ViaSat Exede lead FCC broadband performance report

WSJ: Eric Schmidt calls China 'the most sophisticated and prolific' hacker of foreign firms

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The Wall Street Journal snagged a preview of an upcoming book co-authored by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and the company's Jared Cohen, and it doesn't seem to paint the rosiest picture of China. Dubbed The New Digital Age, the tome reportedly claims China is "the world's most active...
WSJ: Eric Schmidt calls China 'the most sophisticated and prolific' hacker of foreign firms

Stitcher adds car mode to iOS app, encourages responsible driving

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Stitcher just announced a new car mode for its iPhone app, bringing a simplified interface that works in both portrait and landscape positions. Accessible by tapping the Stitcher logo at the top of the screen, car mode offers a pared-down version of the app's standard UI, with bigger buttons...
Stitcher adds car mode to iOS app, encourages responsible driving

YouTube Capture for iOS updated with optional WiFi only uploads

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Still completely absent from Android, the Google-made iOS only YouTube Capture video sharing app has received a minor update. Version 1.3 introduces a smorgasbord of colorless enhancements like a faster startup, an upload timer and HD previews of image enhancements. The real showstopper here is the addition of a...
YouTube Capture for iOS updated with optional WiFi only uploads

Foursquare refreshes iOS app for streamlined exploring, speedier check-ins

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Building upon redesigned version 5.0, Foursquare has updated its iOS app (sorry, Android users, our guess is that you're coming up next). The refresh provides a number of cosmetic changes, including a tighter check-in screen that omits addresses in favor of a map view of your surroundings (and seems...
Foursquare refreshes iOS app for streamlined exploring, speedier check-ins
'Rayman Jungle Run' finally comes to Windows Phone

Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked, adds several S 4 features (video)

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Samsung didn't stray far from its comfort zone when designing the Galaxy S 4, and now a leaked build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the S III makes it even harder to distinguish the older flagship from the newer one. The folks at SamMobile got their mitts on...
Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked, adds several S 4 features (video)

Early-backer GameStick consoles delayed to June, dev units now shipping

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Fancied PlayJams' GameStick Android gaming console enough to back it on Kickstarter earlier this year? The good news is that Dev units have been shipping to the roughly 600 who signed up, with the remaining ones set to head out within a week. The bad news? The early-backer versions...
Early-backer GameStick consoles delayed to June, dev units now shipping
Wikipedia and the dead Russian film director who never lived at all

Sega Pluto prototype console surfaces: the Saturn / NetLink mishmash that never was

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So, first things first. Sega actually shipped some pretty insane gear. A handheld console that used full-size Genesis cartridges? Check. A sophisticated Tamagotchi that our own editor-in-chief developed games for? Yessir. Something called a "32X" that stacked on top of an already sizable home console? Sure, why not? Given...
Sega Pluto prototype console surfaces: the Saturn / NetLink mishmash that never was

Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

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Patent filings, we don't take so seriously. One of Japan's richest men, with the potential to call on an army of lawyers to defend what he claims is his invention, we probably ought to. Masayoshi Son, the billionaire (and philanthropic) CEO of SoftBank, has given a two-hour speech to...
Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

Canon's $800 18MP EOS-b DSLR pops up on Best Buy's website for pre-order

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It looks as though Canon will have a new DSLR to announce very shortly, if a listing on Best Buy's website is any indicator. While there is currently no image to be seen, the unannounced 18-megapixel DSLR is dubbed as the EOS-b and it's priced at $800 with an...
Canon's $800 18MP EOS-b DSLR pops up on Best Buy's website for pre-order

Ceton Companion becomes My Media Center and is available for Windows 8

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Windows Media Center's best companion app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Nook and Kindle has never required a Ceton branded tuner or extender, but now there's a new name to avoid any confusion. My Media Center is hitting your favorite app store via a free update today, which also...
Ceton Companion becomes My Media Center and is available for Windows 8

Springpad note-taking service gets interface overhaul, now an even worthier rival to Evernote

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Springpad may lack Evernote's commercial clout, but it makes up for it in a number of ways -- not least with free-of-charge features like offline access from its mobile apps (which certain rivals charge for) and Pinterest-style sharing options. The interface hasn't been a particular strong point, but that...
Springpad note-taking service gets interface overhaul, now an even worthier rival to Evernote
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