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What is the deal with Apple and Waze? Poker

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The talk about Apple and Waze over the past few days has been interesting. First, it was rumored that Waze was to be acquired by Apple and that the negotiations were ‘advanced’. This story, though reported on Techcrunch, actually showed up first on an Isreali blog. Waze is an Israeli...
What is the deal with Apple and Waze? Poker

Microsoft details Windows 8 Calendar app design, wants to 'show your life clearly'

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As part of its "Building Windows 8" blog series, Redmond has been doling inside info on apps like Mail and People, and now it's Calendar's turn in the spotlight. Steven Sinofsky blogged that one of the primary marks was to serve up a clear view of your life, and...
Microsoft details Windows 8 Calendar app design, wants to 'show your life clearly'

How I roll: The gear I use everyday

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I’ve started to get questions on Twitter, Facebook, around the halls of building 37, and over email to the effect of “So, you get all of this new, shiny gear to test and try out…what stuff do you actually *use* every day?” Here’s what I have humming in my office,...
How I roll: The gear I use everyday

Hoo-ah: How the US Army Has Become a Social Media Leader

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Over the past several years, the US Army has developed an exemplary program in exploiting numerous social media methods, and done so without a lot of flash, expense, or personnel. They have an engaged audience, numerous followers, and maintained a multi-pronged campaign into all of the major social media networks,...
Hoo-ah: How the US Army Has Become a Social Media Leader

Shit Entrepreneurs Say

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It takes a special kind of person to be an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur exudes confidence and is highly motivated by nature. The results can be inspiring, producing some of the greatest inventions and innovations that improve our lives every day. But sometimes, their unique qualities that drive greatness can lead...
Shit Entrepreneurs Say

Come say hi at our first Engadget+gdgt Live event in Austin tomorrow night!

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As most of you know by now, we've recently welcomed some old friends back to the fold here at greater Aol Tech. We're thrilled to be working with the gdgt crew on our first event together, tomorrow night in Austin during SXSW. We'd love to have you join us...
Come say hi at our first Engadget+gdgt Live event in Austin tomorrow night!

Improve efficiency – switch off your smartphone

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The 'always-on' connectivity of email on smartphones has become a life-destroying monster. You need help…One of the great cautionary adages of our culture is: "Be careful what you wish for; you might just get it." And it applies in spades to the kind of instantaneous, always-on connectivity that many of...
Improve efficiency – switch off your smartphone

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

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Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless motion...
Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some
Dreamit Ventures' Austin startups to land at the Capital Factory (exclusive)
Fan fave iFixit taps Amazon cloud for new division

A First iPhone 5 Sales Estimate: 10 Million in a Week

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“We’re reading the same rumors and speculation that you are about a new iPhone, and we think this has caused some pause in customers purchasing.” – Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, July 24, 2012 Whatever iPhone sales Apple forfeited to “rumor and speculation”-delayed purchases in its disappointing second quarter, the...
A First iPhone 5 Sales Estimate: 10 Million in a Week
Flurry says communication and news mobile apps hold our attention the longest

Predictions From Last Year: How I Did (2012 Edition)

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The post Predictions From Last Year: How I Did (2012 Edition) appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.Every year around this time I do two things: First I look back at my predictions from a year ago and grade myself, then I get around to making a new set of...
Predictions From Last Year: How I Did (2012 Edition)

InstaCRT puts all other photo filter apps to shame (video)

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To hell with Instagram. Seriously. It's not that we don't understand the appeal of the photo filter standard bearer, it's just that it lacks a cleverness and visceral quality that InstaCRT has in spades. See, rather than simply recreate retro effect with some software trickery, InstaCRT actually uses the...
InstaCRT puts all other photo filter apps to shame (video)

Autodesk, researchers develop 'magic finger' that reads gestures from any surface (video)

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By combining a camera that detects surfaces with one that perceives motion, Canadian university researchers and Autodesk have made a sensor that reads finger gestures based on which part of your body you swipe. The first camera can detect pre-programmed materials like clothing, which would allow finger movements made...
Autodesk, researchers develop 'magic finger' that reads gestures from any surface (video)
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This is what happens when you joke about “destroying America” on Twitter

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It is widely known that law enforcement agencies are turning to social networks to monitor citizens but one UK Twitter user saw a joke tweet land him in hot water, as he was detained by Homeland Security in Los Angeles, interrogated and barred from the US, The Sun reveals. Before Leigh Van...
This is what happens when you joke about “destroying America” on Twitter
Exclusive: Teenage Engineering makes a wireless speaker for serious adults

How to Get Your Start-Up Acquired in Six Months or Less

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Fish image via Ivelin RadkovThe story of Zite has been a whirlwind. We launched on March 9, 2011, and closed our acquisition by CNN on Aug. 30 of the same year — just under six months later. But acquisition was not our original plan. We never built the company with...
How to Get Your Start-Up Acquired in Six Months or Less
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How coding contests can be better at solving problems than Harvard

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Harvard Business School and TopCoder recently performed a study where they took a big genomics problem being worked on by Harvard Medical School, broke it into discreet abstract parts, and the threw the problem’s parts to the crowdsourced coding community to solve. What they gleaned was an interesting insight: the...
How coding contests can be better at solving problems than Harvard

Why Silicon Valley Is the Next Detroit

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Image copyright Suzanne TuckerAll good things must come to an end, including Motown and many a once-noble region or hamlet. So I have history on my side when I lob the following grenade: Silicon Valley will take its turn someday, falling from the heights it has attained. I make this...
Why Silicon Valley Is the Next Detroit

Acer brings options galore to new Aspire V5 and V7 laptops (hands-on)

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Choice, you say? Acer's newest laptop duo is offering that in spades. At a gala this morning in New York City, the company rolled out quite the arrangement of new kit -- not the least of which was a revamped Aspire V5 and Aspire V7. The two lines ship...
Acer brings options galore to new Aspire V5 and V7 laptops (hands-on)

Missed opportunity: Why Facebook should have built its own phone

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Facebook should have announced its own phone today; there, I said it. In my opinion, Facebook is ignoring a big opportunity at the very broad inexpensive base of the handset market. If it were to create a cheap feature phone optimized for its own services, it would not only become...
Missed opportunity: Why Facebook should have built its own phone

Copying Works: How Samsung's Decision to Mimic Apple Paid Off in Spades

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In the fall of 2008, just a year after it released the iPhone, Apple became the most profitable phone maker in the world. The milestone wasn’t much remarked upon by the press. At the time, Apple was still selling only a tiny number of phones compared to its rivals, and...
Copying Works: How Samsung's Decision to Mimic Apple Paid Off in Spades
HBO Go app for Android now allows HDMI output

OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers

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If you were one of the many who funded OUYA and have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for tangible progress updates, you just received them in spades. The fledgling console builder is on track with its Engineering Verification Test phase (you're looking at a board sample here)...
OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers
The 16-Year Itch: Microsoft, NBC Call It Quits, NBC Gets Custody Of MSNBC.com

Smart Forstars concept EV brings drive-in theater to a wall near you (video)

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Auto show concept cars are all whizzy styling and impractical interiors, and Smart's latest offering, the Forstars EV at the Paris Auto Show, has all that in spades. But the stubby car has another show-stopping feature we'd love to see in production -- a projector installed right into the...
Smart Forstars concept EV brings drive-in theater to a wall near you (video)

In PC Numbers, HP Investors See a Light at the End of the Tunnel

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It’s been awhile since Hewlett-Packard investors have had much to cheer about, but when they got some good news, they took it in spades. HP shares surged by more than 7 percent, or $1.69, today to $25.10, mainly on a positive report on the state of its personal computer business...
In PC Numbers, HP Investors See a Light at the End of the Tunnel
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